Vol. 8 Issue 2

Ye Olde Magic Mag for March 2022 (Vol. 8 issue 2) is out! Magic history and magic collecting galore in the best-loved magic history magazine around now in its eighth year!

In this issue:

  • A touching article by Mike Perovich on his long friendship with the great Ricky Jay, a friendship that lasted almost half a century with some previously-unknown facts about Ricky as a performer and as a collector
  • We examine again the Mysterious Lady and go in some detail about her entertaining Queen Victoria in the early years of her kingdom, with more research by Peter Brunning.
  • Angelo Mitri tells us about the exhibition on magic history he hosted in Italy last summer, with many nice photos.
  • From Argentina we hear from Alex Nebur who introduces us to a magician who inspired generations of Argentinean conjurers: Enrique Manfredi
  • Our “resident librarian” James Smith returns with his annual article on important, antique magic books sold during last years: some amazing finds!
  • More books on magic history and collecting have been published recently, and four are reviewed in this issue: Exemplars from the Ricky Jay Collection; Livio Marazzi’s Fatima Miris: vent’anni di trasformismo per le vie del mondo;  Steve Cohen’s Max Malini: King of Magicians, Magician of Kings and Rowan Gibbs’ Bosco Bosco Bosco on the great Italian magician and his imitators.
  • 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
  • Our belowed column on Chewing the (Magic) Fat is again here, revealing a hitherto unpublished letter by Chu’s
  • … and more!

This 60 pages issue contains more than 24,000 words and is available as a Download and in printed format, LIMITED TO 120 SIGNED AND HAND-NUMBERED COPIES, for the most distinguished collectors.

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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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