Vol. 8 Issue 1

Ye Olde Magic Mag, Volume 8 Issue 1The December 2021 issue of Ye Olde Magic Mag (Vol. 8 issue 1) is out! Magic history and magic collecting galore in the best-loved magic history magazine around now in its eighth year!

In this issue:

  • Jay Ose was the first Resident Magic of The Magic Castle, but from where did he come from? How was his life before the Castle? Regular contributor Mike Perovich investigates.
  • The magic of Jay Ose was highly appreciated by magicians and spectators alike, but very little has been written about it. In this issue, Mike Perovich dissects Ose’s act and reveals the sources of his tricks! [Note: this information alone is worth the price of the subscription to any working magician]
  • In addition to magic, Jay Ose was also very active in cinema and television – a detailed list of all his appeareances completes our Jay Ose feature.
  • Did George Cruikshank, the famous Victorian illustrator, ever depicted magicians? Read the research by Ian Keable and discover some hitherto unpublished drawings discovered by this British historian.
  • Pietro Micheli presents us some more fascinating information on a magical Italian family of the latter part of the 19th century, and Cesare Watry‘s efforts to stop plagiarists, in his research in Italian archives.
  • Richard Hatch has attended for us the second Collectors’ Expo in Las Vegas and visited David Copperfield‘s museum. He tells it all in this issue
  • More books on magic history and collecting have been published recently, and three are reviewed in this issue: David Copperfield’s History of Magic; John Fisher’s Heroes of Magic and Mike Caveney’s Sawing go under the lens of 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? In addition to the collection of Ricky Jay and of Kenl Klosterman? Discover them in our regular column Auction Action, the only resource to record magic auctions, now in its seventh year.
  • Our belowed column on Chewing the (Magic) Fat is again here, talking about Lafayette, British magic shops and Chung Ling Soo. Interesting anecdotes worth knowing
  • … and more!

This 60 pages issue contains almost 22,500 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 7MB) 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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