Edward Bagshawe (1902 - 1940) was a professional dealer during the 1920s in London, England.
He invented the Optica Deck. He is also being credited with the paper modification of the Out-to-Lunch principle used with "The Recurring Name" contained in Twenty Magical Novelties (1930) but Max Maven has found early sources. To wit (as write Sir Jon): "However, in 1994 I tracked down the existence of a prior source, Tom Bowyer's "A Message From Nowhere" in the April 1928 Linking Ring. And, in 1995, I found yet an earlier credit: William Larsen Sr., "Finger Prints" in the July 1923 Sphinx." (Reprint from The Collected Wisdom of Magic Talk)
Bagshawe edited the magic magazine Magical Monthly from 1923 - 1926.
After his suicide his business was absorbed by Davenport's.
- Exclusive Problems in Magic (1924)
- More Magical Mysteries (1925)
- Novel Mysteries - PART ONE - ORIGINAL SILK EFFECTS (1927)
- Novel Mysteries - PART TWO - ORIGINAL CARD EFFECTS (1927)
- The Le Walke Mysteries (1927)
- Twenty Magical Novelties (1930)
- E.D. Proudlock's Routine with Thimbles (1933)
- Edward Proudlock's Version of the Sympathetic Silks (1936)
- Proudlock's Egg Bag and Four Ace Presentations (1938)