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Roland Winder

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Roland Winder
BornRoland F. Winder
DiedDecember 7, 1970

Roland "Roley" Winder (?-1970) was a successful businessman in Leeds, an enthusiastic amateur conjurer, and magic book collector.


He gave his first public performance at the age of fifteen and was also a ventriloquist. In those early days Roland made an acquaintance with Houdini. He was a member of the Yorkshire Magical Club, the Leeds Magical Society and for a quarter of a century the Magic Circle.

Winder helped on the bibliography of rare magic books published by the late Carl W. Jones in 1957.[1]

In 1974 his collection was auctioned off by Sotheby's.



  1. Magic Circular, DECEMBER, 1970