Mystic Twelve

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See also: Mystic Twelve (Thayer) in 1931.

The Mystic Twelve was an exclusive society of magicians in Glasgow, Scotland founded by Fred Burnette (Frederick Rendell Burnette) in 1920. Meetings were held on the first Sunday of the month at his home in Hamilton Drive and members were under an obligation to perform a trick on each occasion. Membership was by invitation only. Its first membership was recorded in Goldston's Magician Monthly for March 1921.

The club had a maximum of only twelve members and potential members had to wait until someone either moved from the area or died. The original members include Frederick Randell Burnett - President, William Jeffrey - Vice President, Nelson Lyford - Secretary, Ernardo Veneri, Charles Dacre, T.J. Anderson, James Bell, J. Loudon Palmer, Fred J. Smith, Harry F .Ashton, Harry Vernon and Allan Peterson.

The Society's medallion was a clock dial with the letters MYSTIC TWELVE replacing the "numerals".

Members included De Vega and later John Ramsay.

The club carried on until 1960 although from 1940 there were only 11 members as a sign of respect to the founder of the club.

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