Jack Avis

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A printer by profession, he served in the British army over in Africa and Italy.
 
A printer by profession, he served in the British army over in Africa and Italy.
  
At one time he performed under the stage name Siva, which is Avis spelled backwards.
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At one time he performed under the stage name Siva, which is Avis spelled backwards, which is also the name used for the card sleight he created ([[Siva count]]).  
  
Author of over four hundred items in magazines and books. Contributed to [[Pallbearer's Review]], [[Epilogue]], [[Pentagram]] and many other magic periodicals.
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Author of over four hundred items in magazines, books and contributions to [[Pallbearer's Review]], [[Epilogue]], [[Pentagram]] and many other magic periodicals.
 
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He created the [[Siva count]] card sleight.
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==Books==
 
==Books==
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* [[Rara Avis Jack Avis]] by [[Anthony Brahams]] (2006) (Sixty Years of Magic from the Private Notebooks of Jack Avis).
 
* [[Rara Avis Jack Avis]] by [[Anthony Brahams]] (2006) (Sixty Years of Magic from the Private Notebooks of Jack Avis).
  
[[Category:Biographies|Avis]]
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[[Category:British magicians]]
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Revision as of 14:29, 1 February 2009

Jack Avis (July 27, 1921 - January 8, 2004) a British close-up magician and inventor. A printer by profession, he served in the British army over in Africa and Italy.

At one time he performed under the stage name Siva, which is Avis spelled backwards, which is also the name used for the card sleight he created (Siva count).

Author of over four hundred items in magazines, books and contributions to Pallbearer's Review, Epilogue, Pentagram and many other magic periodicals.

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