Donald Holmes

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'''Donald Holmes''' (September 23, 1879 - December 30, 1958), born  Donald Holmes Alsdorf in Albion, Michigan, was an amatuer  magician, inventor and dealer.
 
 
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'''Donald Holmes''' (September 23, 1879 - December 30, 1958), born  Donald Holmes Alsdorf in Albion, Michigan, was an amateur  magician, inventor and dealer.
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== Biography ==
 
Holmes started in magic in the early 1880s and was a mail order dealer out of Texas before moving to  Kansas City, Missouri. His house organs for his business were [[Holmes' Trade Sheet]] (1916) (4 issues) followed by [[Holmes' Magical Notes and Comments]] 1917- 1920 (39 issues).
 
Holmes started in magic in the early 1880s and was a mail order dealer out of Texas before moving to  Kansas City, Missouri. His house organs for his business were [[Holmes' Trade Sheet]] (1916) (4 issues) followed by [[Holmes' Magical Notes and Comments]] 1917- 1920 (39 issues).
  
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Latest revision as of 13:06, 3 August 2013

Donald Holmes

Cover of Sphinx (Sept. 1916)
BornDonald Holmes Alsdorf
September 23, 1879
Albion, Michigan
DiedDecember 30, 1958 (age 79)

Donald Holmes (September 23, 1879 - December 30, 1958), born Donald Holmes Alsdorf in Albion, Michigan, was an amateur magician, inventor and dealer.

Biography

Holmes started in magic in the early 1880s and was a mail order dealer out of Texas before moving to Kansas City, Missouri. His house organs for his business were Holmes' Trade Sheet (1916) (4 issues) followed by Holmes' Magical Notes and Comments 1917- 1920 (39 issues).

He created the "Perfection Rising Cards" effect and marketed many of Billy Russell inventions.

Holmes was a charter member of the Robert Houdin Club and his private collection of magical apparatus is one of the largest in this country at the time.

Books

  • Holmes' Conjuring Serials
    • Serial No, 1 - Some Modern Conjuring (1909)
    • Serial No. 2 - New Card Tricks (1913)
    • Serial No. 3 - Tricks With Prepared Cards (1913)
  • The Magic Art (1920)

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