James B. Findlay

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James B. Findlay
BornJames Black Findlay
June 9, 1904
Glasgow, Scotland
DiedJuly 15, 1973 (age 69)
Middlesex Hospital, London, England
James B. Findlay (1904 - 1973) was a magic historian and collector.

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Biography

Findlay had over 6,000 books and pamphlets in his collection and was editor of the Scottish Conjurers Association official magazine, The Thistle.

His writing career began in The Sphinx with the column "Scraps from Scotland".

Awards

  • First recipient of the Stanley Collins Memorial Award for Magic Collecting, instituted by F. Williams Kuethe, Jr. (1966).

Books

  • Juggling Through Four Reigns (1945)
  • First Collectors Annual (1949)
  • Second Collectors Annual (1950)
  • Third Collectors Annual (1951)
  • Scottish Conjuring Bibliography (1951)
  • Fourth Collectors Annual (1952)
  • Fifth Collectors Annual (1953)
  • Sixth Collectors Annual (1954)
  • Late Holiday - Perforce (1954)
  • Charles Dickens and His Magic (1962)
  • Conjurers Coins and Medals (1964)
  • The Travels of Testot (1965)
  • Anderson and his Theatre (1967)
  • Magic Coins of Czechoslovakia (1969)
  • Percy Naldrett; A Memoir (1969)
  • Eighth Collectors Annual (1972)
  • Ninth Collectors Annual (1975)

References

  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 56, No. 1435, July 1973, JAMES BLACK FINDLAY 9th June, 1904 – 15th July, 1973, page 71
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 67, No. 745, September 1973, Obituary JAMES BLACK FINDLAY, page 266
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 67, No. 746, October 1973, Obituary JAMES BLACK FINDLAY, page 288
  • M-U-M, Vol. 63, No. 5, October 1973, BROKEN WANDS, page 9
  • NINTH COLLECTORS ANNUAL, J. B. FINDLAY, MCMLXXV (1975), JAMES B. FINDLAY, A Biographical Sketch by EDWIN A. DAWES, p. vii
  • James B. Findlay: The Story of Scotland's Magical Bookworm by Edwin A. Dawes
  • http://www.miraclefactory.net/findlay.htm
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