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{{Infobox Magazine
  title          =  Abracadabra |
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| image_file     = Abra.jpg  
  image_file = Abra.jpg |  
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  image_caption = ''Vol. 1 No. 1''|
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| image_caption   = ''Vol. 1 No. 1''
  editors         = [[Goodliffe]](1946-1980)<br />
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| editors         =   [[Goodliffe]](1946-1980)<br />[[Walt Lees]] |
[[Walt Lees]] |
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| frequency       = Weekly
  frequency     = Weekly|
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| circulation    =
  firstdate     = 1946 |
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| publisher      =
  finaldate      = 2009 |
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| firstdate       = 1946  
  country       = England|
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| finaldate      = 2009  
  language       = English |
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| country         = England
  total = 3,296
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| language       = English  
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| website        =
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| AlfredsonDaily = 1040
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| total           = 3,296
 
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[[Abracadabra]] (Widely known as just ''Abra'') is a weekly magic magazine  
 
[[Abracadabra]] (Widely known as just ''Abra'') is a weekly magic magazine  
 
published in the UK that ran for a total of just over 63 years.
 
published in the UK that ran for a total of just over 63 years.
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The final editor was [[Walt Lees]] when a deal to pass the publication to an independent magical enthusiast and entrepreneur fell through in 2009. On March 29, 2009 the last issue (No. 3,296) was published.
 
The final editor was [[Walt Lees]] when a deal to pass the publication to an independent magical enthusiast and entrepreneur fell through in 2009. On March 29, 2009 the last issue (No. 3,296) was published.
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== Parody ==
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[[Geoff Maltby]] published a parody of Abra called "Abra Codabra" as a supplement to a [[Club 71]] issue in 1998.
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Revision as of 09:58, 24 July 2011

Abracadabra
Abra.jpg
Vol. 1 No. 1
EditorsGoodliffe(1946-1980)
Walt Lees
FrequencyWeekly
First issue1946
Final issue2009
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
Alfredson/Daily#1040
Total issues3,296

Abracadabra (Widely known as just Abra) is a weekly magic magazine published in the UK that ran for a total of just over 63 years.

Abra started on February 2, 1946 by Goodliffe Publications. Goodliffe successfully maintained the weekly magazine until his death near the end of 1980, afterward his family continued the business.

In 1984, ownership passed to the Davenport family, magic dealers of London.

The final editor was Walt Lees when a deal to pass the publication to an independent magical enthusiast and entrepreneur fell through in 2009. On March 29, 2009 the last issue (No. 3,296) was published.

Parody

Geoff Maltby published a parody of Abra called "Abra Codabra" as a supplement to a Club 71 issue in 1998.


References

Abra Magazine Passes to New Hands after 63 Years by itricks.com

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