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Jack Avis

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Jack Avis
BornJuly 27, 1921
Beckenham, Kent, England
DiedJanuary 8, 2004 (age 82)
Beckenham, Kent, England
CategoriesBooks by Jack Avis

Jack Avis (July 27, 1921 - January 8, 2004), a printer by profession, was a British close-up magician and inventor.


Avis served in the British army over in Africa and Italy. At one time he performed under the stage name Siva, which is Avis spelled backwards, which is also the name used for the card sleight he created (Siva count).

Author of over four hundred items in magazines, books and contributions to Pallbearer's Review, Epilogue, Pentagram and many other magic periodicals.