Vol. 7 Issue 4

Ye Olde Magic Mag Volume 7 issue number 4The September 2021 issue of Ye Olde Magic Mag (Vol. 7 issue 4) is out! Magic history and magic collecting galore in the best-loved magic history magazine around!

In this issue:

  • A hitherto unknown magic catalogue has been discovered, and Angelo Mitri talks about it, its tricks, and the company that issued.
  • We opened this volume with an important article on Leon Bosco, by London historian Peter Brunning, and we close the volume with some more information about him, the famous partner of Servais Le Roy.
  • How old do you think the magic word Sim Salabim is? A research by our editor, Marco Pusterla, reveals the presence of “fake news” in magic history!
  • Mike Perovich concludes his series on Scandalous Sorcerors with the dirt on Howard and Jane Thurston, Love and magic caused merryment in America in the 1930s.
  • Do magic collectors and historians meet? It would seem so, and James Smith was there with his trusted pencil to tell us all about it!
  • Three recent books of interest to magic historians are reviewed in this issue: savant dogs, deceptions through the ages and 18th century hoaxes have been read by Marco Pusterla so that you can make your choice in what to read next.
  • What important or unusual magic items have gone under the hammer in the last quarter? Discover them in our regular column Auction Action, the only resource to record magic auctions, now in its seventh year.
  • This issue welcomes back our column on Chewing the (Magic) Fat, with short articles on automatons, sawings, lost books, magical recordings and Brazilian archives. You’ll find some interesting information there!
  • … and more!

This 52 pages issue contains almost 20,000 words and is available as a Download and in printed format, LIMITED TO 120 SIGNED AND HAND-NUMBERED COPIES, for the most distinguished collectors. Please note that the printed version contains an exclusive insert, not otherwise available!

Download your copy now (about 5MB) to learn about the history of magic and magic collecting!

Ye Olde Magic Mag is the first fully-digital magazine on Magic History and on collecting magical memorabilia, edited and published by Marco Pusterla, A.I.M.C. A quarterly publication, available in a small number of printed copies, all individually numbered and signed, for real collectors. The printed version is shipped post-free worldwide and gives access to the digital copy! We recommend you subscribe to the magazine with a PayPal recurring payment as that will ensure you receive the same issue number every time.

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