James B. Findlay

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James B. Findlay
BornJames Black Findlay
June 9, 1904
Scotland
DiedJuly 15, 1973 (age 69)
James B. Findlay (1904 - 1973) was a magic historian and collector.

Findlay had over 6,000 books and pamphlets in his collection and was editor of the Scottish Conjurers Association official magazine, The Thistle.

His writing career began in The Sphinx with the column "Scraps from Scotland".

Awards

  • First recipient of the Stanley Collins Memorial Award for Magic Collecting, instituted by F. Williams Kuethe, Jr. (1966).

Books

  • Juggling Through Four Reigns (1945)
  • First Collectors Annual (1949)
  • Second Collectors Annual (1950)
  • Third Collectors Annual (1951)
  • Scottish Conjuring Bibliography (1951)
  • Fourth Collectors Annual (1952)
  • Fifth Collectors Annual (1953)
  • Sixth Collectors Annual (1954)
  • Late Holiday - Perforce (1954)
  • Charles Dickens and His Magic (1962)
  • Conjurers Coins and Medals (1964)
  • The Travels of Testot (1965)
  • Anderson and his Theatre (1967)
  • Magic Coins of Czechoslovakia (1969)
  • Percy Naldrett; A Memoir (1969)
  • Eighth Collectors Annual (1972)
  • Ninth Collectors Annual (1975)

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