Vol. 3 Issue 1

Ye olde magic mag volume 3 number 1 - marco pusterla - december 2016Short stories from the Magic Vaults. This is the feature of the December 2016 issue of Ye Olde Magic Mag, the premier magazine on the history of magic and on the business of collecting magic memorabilia, now entering its third year!

This issue features many short stories of curious performers, admirable objects, forgotten magic stunts of times gone by, penned by a number of distinguished magic historians worldwide. Most copies have been reserved to the subscribers: don’t miss the chance to learn about the history of magic!

In this issue:

  • John Davenport explains what those mysterious Elephant Heads in the Davenports collection are, and their story is fascinating!
  • The late Eduardo Sanchez introduces us to an Italian magician who was a member of the Foreign Legion, a multiple deserter, and an all-around curious character, demonstrating that magicians often live an exciting and unusual life.
  • From notes taken by Giovanni Pasqua, “Roxy”, our editor introduces the magic tricks recorded by Tommaso Campanella in 1592, and thou shall be surprised!
  • A review of the First Italian Convention on Magic History, held in Livorno on 19 November
  • Richard Hatch flies all the way from USA to Germany to attend the Kalanag-Symposium and tells us everything in this issue
  • Karl Bartoni tells us about Murray and the lions, while revealing the existence of an obscure magic collectible.
  • How many Robert-Houdin Mystery Clocks have sold in the last three months? This (and more!) is revealed in Auction Action, one of the most loved columns in the magazine.
  • With Christmas just around the corner, you can’t miss the reviews of magic books and events by Marco Pusterla in Chewing the (Magic) Fat. What to buy, what to avoid, what to know, and what to discuss about in the world of magic history!

All this and more in the first issue of the third volume of Ye Olde Magic Mag!
This issue contains almost 23,000 words and, once again, is available as a Download and in printed format, LIMITED TO 75 SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPIES, for the most distinguished collectors.

The Digital Issue no. 1 of Volume 3 of Ye Olde Magic Mag is 3MB in size, has 52 pages and it contains almost 20,000 words. Download your copy now!

Ye Olde Magic Mag is the first fully-digital magazine on Magic History and on collecting magical memorabilia, edited and published by Marco Pusterla, M.M.C. A quarterly publication, it is available in a small number of printed copies, all individually numbered and signed, for real collectors. The printed version (52 pages long) gives access to the digital one and is shipped post-free worldwide! With the printed edition there is a small magical collectible, something exclusive to Ye Olde Magic Mag. You cannot reserve a number as they are assigned sequentially when you order a copy. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the magazine with a PayPal recurring payment.

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