Vol. 3 Issue 3

Ye Olde Magic Mag, the premier magazine on magic history and on the business of magic collecting, is now out! (click on the picture of the cover to see a high-quality version).
In this issue:

  • A rare variant of the autobiography of Billy Purvis, the Newcastle conjurer active in the first part of the 19th century, has been found. Read all about it!
  • What were the tricks performed by Billy Purvis? Marco Pusterla lists them all, and you will be surprised.
  • Daniel Rhod, the noted card expert and magic historian from France, has discovered a lost patent by Buatier de Kolta. All is revealed in this issue!
  • Following on a bit of information from the previous issue, Felice Pozzo has investigated Annie Abbott some more and presents some unknown facts about this American magician.
  • Read this issue and discover the only magic museum in Italy, the Museo della Magia of Cherasco (CN) and meet don Silvio Mantelli, its creator.
  • Our regular column, Auction Action, reports on recent magic auction and on unusual magic collectibles that have gone under the hammer in the last quarter, including a unique Robert-Houdin clock that was thought lost
  • Finally, editor Marco Pusterla muses about magic history, collectors, Cecil Lyle, the Davenports and more in Chewing the (Magic) Fat.

All this and more in the third issue of the third volume of Ye Olde Magic Mag!
This issue contains almost 18,000 words, is 48 pages long and, once again, is available as a Download and in printed format, LIMITED TO 80 SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPIES, for the most distinguished collectors. The insert for this issue is a scaling card for Billy Purvis.

The Digital Issue no. 3 of Volume 3 of Ye Olde Magic Mag is 4MB in size, has 48 pages and it contains almost 18,000 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 (48 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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