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Below is a summary of known (primary English language) magic periodicals. Over 1,000 periodicals devoted to magic have appeared, beginning with [[Mahatma]] in 1895 as the first substantial publication. See also [[:Category:Periodicals]].
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Over one thousand periodicals devoted to magic have been published, beginning with [[Mahatma]] in 1895 as the first substantial publication.  
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Some of the earliest known magic magazines by country are:
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* 1791 Britain's [[Conjuror's Magazine (Locke)]] 
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* 1878 Switzerland's [[Le Cagliostro]] 
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* 1890 Italy's [[ L'Illusionista]]
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* 1890 Portugal's [[Illusionismo]]
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* 1893 Italy's [[Il Prestigiatore Moderno]] 
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* 1893 USA's [[The Magician (Barnello)|The Magician]]
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* 1902 France's [[Illusionniste]] 
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* 1903 Belgium's [[Le Fantastique]] 
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* 1909 Australia's [[The Magic Mirror]]
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* 1909 Canada's [[Edwards'_Monthly]] 
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* 1924 Poland's [[Swiat Studzen]] 
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* 1925 Hungary's [[Modern Magia]] 
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* 1926 Czechoslovakia's [[Magische Telefunken in Scovakei]]
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* 1928 Norway's [[Magikeren]] 
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* 1935 Denmark's [[Magi]] 
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* 1935 Japan's [[Tame]] 
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* 1936 Spain's  [[La Esfinge]]
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* 1941 Holland's [[Triks]] 
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* 1945 Finland's [[Simsalabim]]
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* 1946 Sweden's [[Trollkarlen]] 
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* 1946 Mexico's [[La Varita Magica]]
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* 1948 Argentina's [[Arte Magico]]
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* 1953 Colombia's [[Arcano Magico]] 
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{{See also | [[:Category:Periodicals]] for the complete list of periodicals described in MagicPedia}}
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Below is a summary of many known (primary English language) magic periodicals.  
  
 
== Sortable List ==
 
== Sortable List ==
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The following is just a sample of the most prominent ones.
 
{| class=sortable  align="center" border="1"  
 
{| class=sortable  align="center" border="1"  
 
!Title
 
!Title
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|1980
 
|1980
 
|2004   
 
|2004   
|Wittus Witt
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|Hans-Guenter Wittus-Witt
|Full colour from No. 49 till No 73-last issue
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|  
 
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|-
  
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|1973-12-01
 
|1973-12-01
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
|2 issues. [http://www.jonracherbaumer.com/index.asp?page=articles&cat=5 www.jonracherbaumer.com]
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|  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1976-04-10
 
|1976-04-10
 
|[[Robert Shvegzda]]
 
|[[Robert Shvegzda]]
|Cicero, IL. 5.5" x 8.5".
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|Cicero, IL.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1910-03-10
 
|1910-03-10
 
|[[Charles J. Hagen]]
 
|[[Charles J. Hagen]]
|New York. Renamed The American Magician
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|New York. Later renamed The [[American Magician]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1958-08-10
 
|1958-08-10
 
|[[Rusduck]]
 
|[[Rusduck]]
|Philipsburg, PA. No. 1-11
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|Philipsburg, PA.
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1940-06-10
 
|1940-06-10
 
|[[Frank Chapman]]
 
|[[Frank Chapman]]
|Magazine from July 1938 to June 1940.
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|  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1976-01-10
 
|1976-01-10
 
|[[Michael Albright]]
 
|[[Michael Albright]]
|CA I
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|CA
  
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Conjurers' Magazine]]
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|[[Conjurors' Magazine]]
 
|1945-02-10
 
|1945-02-10
 
|1949-09-10
 
|1949-09-10
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|1951-11-10
 
|1951-11-10
 
|C. Blythe   
 
|C. Blythe   
|USA. 3 issues. N1 Spring 1951 thru N3 Autumn 1951
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|USA.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1975-07-10
 
|1975-07-10
 
|[[Karl Fulves]]
 
|[[Karl Fulves]]
|Illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt. Nov. 1967 - July 1975. Sp. issue: 1976
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|Illustrated by [[Joseph K. Schmidt]].
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1997-09-01
 
|1997-09-01
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
|* #1(Sept. 1983)
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|  
* #2 (1994)
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* #3 (1995)
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* #4 (1996)
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[http://www.jonracherbaumer.com/index.asp?page=articles&cat=5 www.jonracherbaumer.com]
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|-
 
|-
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|1936-09-10
 
|1936-09-10
 
| --
 
| --
|[[William W. Larsen, Sr.]]  
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|[[William W. Larsen, Sr.]]
|[http://www.geniimagazine.com/ Genii]
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|  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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| --
 
| --
 
|[[Mike Caveney]]
 
|[[Mike Caveney]]
|Periodical of the Conjuring Arts Research Center
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|Periodical of the [[Conjuring Arts Research Center]]
[http://www.conjuringarts.org/gibeciere/index.shtml Conjuring Arts Research Center]
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|-
 
|-
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|2003-04-01
 
|2003-04-01
 
|Anonymous
 
|Anonymous
|Published quarterly. 12 issues were released
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|Published quarterly.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1980-06-10
 
|1980-06-10
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
|The Hierophant No. 1, Fall (Sept) 1969
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|  
*The Hierophant No. 2, Winter 1969
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*The Hierophant No. 3, Spring (March) 1970
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*The Hierophant No. 4, Summer (June) 1970
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*The Hierophant No. 5-6, Anniv. Issue, Fall-Spring 1970-71
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*The Hierophant No. 7, The Resurrection Issue, 1975
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*The Hierophant No. 8, The Last Hierophant, 1980
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|-
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|1982-04-10
 
|1982-04-10
 
|[[Dick Brooks]]
 
|[[Dick Brooks]]
|New York V
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|New York
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1978-03-10
 
|1978-03-10
 
|[[Gene Wright]]
 
|[[Gene Wright]]
|Englewood Cliffs, NJ. No.1-2
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|Englewood Cliffs, NJ.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1979-04-10
 
|1979-04-10
 
|[[P. Howard Lyons]]
 
|[[P. Howard Lyons]]
|Later reprinted by [[Karl Fulves]] (issues 1 to 12) then in hardcover by [[Kaufman and Co.]] (vol. 1), and [[Hermetic Press]] (vol. 2 & 3). 
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|
  
 
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|[[Tony Raven]]
 
|[[Tony Raven]]
 
|(also Publisher), Waldwick, NJ.  
 
|(also Publisher), Waldwick, NJ.  
Later edited and published by [[Tony Andruzzi]] (aka [[Masklyn ye Mage]])as [[The New Invocation]]. Reprinted in book form by Raven in a very rare and limited edition, then later reprinted by Kaufman and Greenberg as part of [[The Compleat Invocation]] set.
 
  
 
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|-
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|1974-12-10
 
|1974-12-10
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]  
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]  
|Volume 1 (1-12) Sept. 1971 - August 1972
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|
Volume 2 (1-8) Sept. 1972 - April 1973
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(four issues missing)
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|-
 
|-
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|1969-12-10
 
|1969-12-10
 
|[[Phil Goldstein]] (Publisher)
 
|[[Phil Goldstein]] (Publisher)
|Waltham, MA. One page, mimeographed on one side only and measures 8 1/2x11. N1 (n.d.). Teenage/junior publication. Only one issue is confirmed. Issued as a Supplement to V8N3 (November 1969) of "The Silent Messenger [6260] and listed as "No. One". In Father Stephen Fernandes' Magazine Bibliography, it states: "Correspondence from Mr. Goldstein indicated this one issue constitutes a complete file."
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|Waltham, MA. Only one issue."
  
 
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|-
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| --
 
| --
 
|[[Stephen Hobbs]]
 
|[[Stephen Hobbs]]
|A Journal of Close-Up Magic released intermittently.
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|Close-Up Magic
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Linking Ring]]
 
|[[Linking Ring]]
 
|1923-01-10
 
|1923-01-10
|2007-01-10
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|  
 
|Ernest K. Schieldge & Gene Gordon (Founders)
 
|Ernest K. Schieldge & Gene Gordon (Founders)
|IBM magazine. Publisher Len Vintus
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|IBM magazine. Publisher [[Len Vintus]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Richard Kaufman]] [[Stephen Hobbs]] & [[Jon Racherbaumer]]
 
|[[Richard Kaufman]] [[Stephen Hobbs]] & [[Jon Racherbaumer]]
 
|Quarterly magazine.
 
|Quarterly magazine.
[http://kaufman.geniimagazine.com/booksandtapes.html Genii]
 
  
 
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|-
 
|[[M-U-M]]
 
|[[M-U-M]]
|1941-06-01
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|1911-10-01
 
| --
 
| --
 
|[[Milbourne Christopher]]
 
|[[Milbourne Christopher]]
|New York City. M-U-M (Magic, Unity, Might) the official organ of the Society of American Magicians
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|New York City. M-U-M (Magic, Unity, Might) official organ of the [[Society of American Magicians]]
Need to verify start date
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|-
 
|-
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|1922-04-10
 
|1922-04-10
 
|[[Will Goldston]]
 
|[[Will Goldston]]
|London. Vol.1-9
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|London.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1972-09-10
 
|1972-09-10
 
|[[Benjamin Kleinman]] & [[Tan Bah Chee]]
 
|[[Benjamin Kleinman]] & [[Tan Bah Chee]]
|Singapore. Quarterly. Printed. 8.25 x 10.75. Complete file is 12 issues, V1: N1 (Oct/Dec 1969) through V3: N12 (Sep 1972).
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|Singapore. 12 issues.
  
 
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|-
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|1977-06-10
 
|1977-06-10
 
|[[F. William Kuethe, Jr.]]
 
|[[F. William Kuethe, Jr.]]
|Glen Burnie, MD. The Magic Cauldron is a small circulation periodical dedicated to collectors and historians. Each issue came with a supplement of some type, including reproductions of rare paper items, tokens, etc.
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|Glen Burnie, MD.  
[http://www.illusionata.com/mpt/cauldron.php illusionata]
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|-
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| --
 
| --
 
|[[Hugh Caddy]]
 
|[[Hugh Caddy]]
|et.al. London, England. International Magic Studio.
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|London, England. International Magic Studio.  
Bimonthly. Printed 8 x 10. - 01. Vol. 1: No. 1 (May/June, 1972) 
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|
 
|
 
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|-
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| 1992-09-01
 
| 1992-09-01
 
| [[Chris Kenner]] & [[Homer Liwag]].
 
| [[Chris Kenner]] & [[Homer Liwag]].
|A periodical consisting of four issues. The magazine was known for its excellent magic and satirical tone.
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|A periodical consisting of four issues.  
  
 
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|-
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| 1956-09-01
 
| 1956-09-01
 
|[[Max Andrews]]
 
|[[Max Andrews]]
|London, England. Monthly. 7.25 x 9.75. 54 issues
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|London, England. Monthly.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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| 1977-08-01
 
| 1977-08-01
 
|[[Joseph Kardwell]]
 
|[[Joseph Kardwell]]
|et al. New York City. Monthly. Printed, 8.5 x 11.
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|New York City. Monthly. Dates need to be confirmed!
Dates need to be confirmed!
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|2000-08-10
 
|2000-08-10
 
|[[Jim Sisti]]
 
|[[Jim Sisti]]
|The International Journal for Professional Restaurant and Bar Magicians. Later republished in book form in multiple volumes by [[L & L Publishing]].
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|
  
 
|-
 
|-
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| --
 
| --
 
|[[Alex Redans]] (Craige Snader)
 
|[[Alex Redans]] (Craige Snader)
|Mexico City, Mexico. 17 issues? Need end date  
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|Mexico City, Mexico. Need end date  
  
 
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|-
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|1990-01-00
 
|1990-01-00
 
|[[Michael Ammar]] & [[Adam J. Fleischer]]
 
|[[Michael Ammar]] & [[Adam J. Fleischer]]
|Magazine Performance Material & Co-Publisher: Michael Ammar Editor-In-Chief, Art Director & Co-Publisher: Adam J. Fleischer Design Consultant: Phil Young Illustrator: Chris Kenner Portraitist: Dan Baxter Japanese Publisher: Ton Onosaka German Publisher: Harold Voit
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|
  
 
|-  
 
|-  
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|1914-02-04
 
|1914-02-04
 
|[[Max Sterling]]
 
|[[Max Sterling]]
|Ran from June 4th, 1913 to February 4th, 1914.
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|
Vol. One of the new series had 26 issues, Vol. Two only had 10.
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|-
 
|-
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|1965-11-10
 
|1965-11-10
 
|[[Edward Konstant]]
 
|[[Edward Konstant]]
|Stamford, CT. Monthly. 7 issues.
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|Stamford, CT. Monthly.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1993-11-12
 
|1993-11-12
 
|[[Bascom Jones]]
 
|[[Bascom Jones]]
|Comprised of 496 issues with a special insert included with every other issue. There was a 497th issue published but this was not by Bascom but a blank edition published by a PEA member in honor of Bascom's passing ... on the back page in the place of Bascom's usual"The Mystic Word" column was a picture of Bascom (his well known logo) and the following: "Published No More Editor....Bascom Jones March 23, 1994 Dear Bascom, For 24 years you have filled our lives with magic. Thank you."
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|496 issues
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1939-3-10
 
|1939-3-10
 
|[[Will Goldston]]
 
|[[Will Goldston]]
|Vol. 1 to Vol. 36
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|
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1952-08-10
 
|1952-08-10
 
|[[Robert Parrish]] then [[David Meyer]]
 
|[[Robert Parrish]] then [[David Meyer]]
|Official journal of the Magic Collectors Association
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|Official journal of the [[Magic Collectors Association]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1995-02-10
 
|1995-02-10
 
|[[Ken de Courcy]]
 
|[[Ken de Courcy]]
|Bideford, England. Supreme Magic. Bimonthly initially, later monthly. Printed. 8 x 10 initially, later 5.75 x 8.25. Complete file is 306 issues, V1: N1 (Sept/Oct 1966) - V27: N6 (Feb 1995).
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|Bideford, England. Supreme Magic.
  
 
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|-
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|1906-02-10
 
|1906-02-10
 
|[[George H. Little]]
 
|[[George H. Little]]
|Vol 1-9
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|
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Marlophile]]
 
|[[Marlophile]]
|1996-01-01
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|1994-01-01
|1997-01-01
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|1995-01-01
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
|#1 (1996)
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|
#2 (1997)
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[http://www.jonracherbaumer.com/index.asp?page=articles&cat=5 Jon Racherbaumer]
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|[[The Midget Magician]]
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|1951-01-10
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|1960-09-10
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| Wilf Huggins
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|Published quarterly
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|-
 
|-
|[[Mr. Gadfly: Journal For Card Magicians]]
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|[[Mr. Gadfly]]
 
|2001-05-10
 
|2001-05-10
 
|2002-05-10
 
|2002-05-10
 
|[[Aaron Smith]]
 
|[[Aaron Smith]]
|Tulsa, OK. Bi-monthly. total of 5 issues?
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|Tulsa, OK. Bi-monthly.
[http://www.magic.org/store/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=gadfly&x=0&y=0 Magic Depot]
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|-
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|1996-01-01
 
|1996-01-01
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
|Number One (March - 1993)
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Number Two (June, 1993)
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Number Three (Sept. 1993)
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Number Four (1994)
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Number Five (1994)
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Number Six (1995)
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Number Seven (1996)
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Number Eight (1996)
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[http://www.jonracherbaumer.com/index.asp?page=articles&cat=5 Jon Racherbaumer]
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|-
 
|[[Mystic Quarterly]]
 
|[[Mystic Quarterly]]
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|1981-01-10
 
|1981-01-10
 
|[[James Hagy]]
 
|[[James Hagy]]
|Euclid, OH. Published quarterly. Total of 15 issues.
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|Euclid, OH. Published quarterly..
  
 
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|-
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|1986-08-10
 
|1986-08-10
 
|[[Ben Harris]]
 
|[[Ben Harris]]
|Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 3 known issue + supplement
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|Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  
  
 
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|-
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|1996-07-40
 
|1996-07-40
 
|[[Tony Raven]]
 
|[[Tony Raven]]
|Waldwick, NJ. No. 1 - 83
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|Waldwick, NJ.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1986-03-10
 
|1986-03-10
 
|Max Goodall
 
|Max Goodall
|USA. N1 February 1979 thru N21 March 1986
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|USA.  
 
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[Olram File]]
 
|[[Olram File]]
 
|1990-12-10
 
|1990-12-10
 
|1993-01-10
 
|1993-01-10
|[[Lee Freed]] (also Publisher)
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|[[Lee Freed]], [[Ed Marlo]] and [[Jon Racherbaumer]]
|Executive Publisher: Edward Marlo Managing
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|
Executive Editor: Jon Racherbaumer  
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Published by The Cardician Press
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Volume 1 (1-12) December 1990 - June 1992
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Number 13 (September-1992)
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Numbers 14-16 (1993)
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[http://www.jonracherbaumer.com/index.asp?page=articles&cat=5  www.jonracherbaumer.com ]
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|-
 
|-
|Piddlings & Pettifoggery  
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|[[Piddlings & Pettifoggery]]
 
|1972-01-01
 
|1972-01-01
 
|1972-01-31
 
|1972-01-31
 
|Jon Racherbaumer
 
|Jon Racherbaumer
|(January - 1972) 50 Xerox copies
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|
[http://www.jonracherbaumer.com/index.asp?page=articles&cat=5 www.jonracherbaumer.com]
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|-
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|1965-01-01
 
|1965-01-01
 
|[[Teral Garrett]]
 
|[[Teral Garrett]]
|Devoted to Mental Magic. 48 issues
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|Devoted to Mental Magic.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1990-07-10
 
|1990-07-10
 
|[[Scott Davis]]  
 
|[[Scott Davis]]  
|Quarterly Magazine devoted to Spirit Magic, reprinted in one volume by [[Kaufman and Company]] in 1996.
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|Quarterly Magazine devoted to Spirit Magic
  
 
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|-
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|1913-10-10  
 
|1913-10-10  
 
|[[Max Sterling]]  
 
|[[Max Sterling]]  
|England.  N1 November 1911 thru N12 October 1913.
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|England.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1978-12-10
 
|1978-12-10
 
|[[Lloyd Jones]]
 
|[[Lloyd Jones]]
|Oakland, CA. Magic Limited. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. 
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|Oakland, CA. Magic Limited. Monthly.  
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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|1984-04-10
 
|1984-04-10
 
|[[Stephen Tucker]]
 
|[[Stephen Tucker]]
|St. Helens, England. Monthly, Ran for three years and had 36 issues
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|St. Helens, England. Monthly,  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1920-06-10
 
|1920-06-10
 
|[[Ellis Stanyon]]
 
|[[Ellis Stanyon]]
|London.  (1900-1914, 1919-1920) Vol.1 - Vol.15
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|London.   
[http://www.illusionata.com/mpt/view.php?id=49&type=mc illusionata]
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|-
 
|-
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|1977-12-10
 
|1977-12-10
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
|1-12 (1976) 13-24 (1977)
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|
[http://www.jonracherbaumer.com/index.asp?page=articles&cat=5 www.jonracherbaumer.com]
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|-
 
|-
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|1974-12-10
 
|1974-12-10
 
|[[Sam Dalal]] (also Publisher)
 
|[[Sam Dalal]] (also Publisher)
|Calcutta, India. Reprinted with Mantra in book form by [[Kaufman and Company]] in 1997. 
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|Calcutta, India.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1977-12-10
 
|1977-12-10
 
|[[Sam Dalal]] (also Publisher)
 
|[[Sam Dalal]] (also Publisher)
|Calcutta, India. Reprinted with Swami in book form by [[Kaufman and Company]] in 1997. 
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|Calcutta, India.  
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1993-01-01
 
|1993-01-01
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
 
|[[Jon Racherbaumer]]
|N° 1-7 (1991-93) [http://www.jonracherbaumer.com/index.asp?page=articles&cat=5 www.jonracherbaumer.com]
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|
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1914-01-10
 
|1914-01-10
 
|1925-05-10  
 
|1925-05-10  
|L. Christianer
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|[[Louis Christianer]]
 
|USA
 
|USA
  
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|1998-01-10
 
|1998-01-10
 
|[[Steve Beam]] (also Publisher)
 
|[[Steve Beam]] (also Publisher)
|NC. [http://stevebeam.com http://stevebeam.com]
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|NC.
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Earl Nelson]]
 
|[[Earl Nelson]]
 
|(also Publisher)   
 
|(also Publisher)   
 
|-
 
|[[Wiegleb's Naturliche Magie]]
 
|1782-01-10
 
|1805-01-10
 
|Anonymous
 
|Need to verify start and end
 
  
 
|-
 
|-
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|1947-04-10
 
|1947-04-10
 
|1956-07-10
 
|1956-07-10
|[[George Armstrong]]
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|[[George Armstrong]] and [[Jack Lamonte]]
[[Jack Lamonte]]
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|Enfield, England
 
|Enfield, England
  
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|1964-01-01
 
|1964-01-01
 
|Charles Bohem
 
|Charles Bohem
|Atlantic city, then Philadelphia. Began with 3 issues of [[The Escape Wizard]]
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|Atlantic city, then Philadelphia. Began with 3 issues as the [[The Escape Wizard]]
  
 
|}
 
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== See Also ==
 
*[[Close_Up_Magic_Periodicals]]
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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*[http://www.conjuringlibrary.net/magcat/Magazine_Datasrch.asp Conjuring Arts' Magazine Holdings]
 
*[http://www.conjuringlibrary.net/magcat/Magazine_Datasrch.asp Conjuring Arts' Magazine Holdings]
 
* ''A Bibliography of Conjuring Periodicals in English: 1791 - 1983'' by Alfredson, J.B. & Daily, G.L., Jr. - the authors attempt herewith to list the English-language periodicals from 1791 through 1983 in the major collections existing today ISBN 0916638375
 
* ''A Bibliography of Conjuring Periodicals in English: 1791 - 1983'' by Alfredson, J.B. & Daily, G.L., Jr. - the authors attempt herewith to list the English-language periodicals from 1791 through 1983 in the major collections existing today ISBN 0916638375
* ''MAGIC MAGAZINES OF THE SECOND MILLENNIUM: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CONJURING PERIODICALS'', AUGUST 1791 - 1 JANUARY 2000 by Father Stephen A. Fernandes;  Hyannis, MA; 2000. -  Preface by Dr. Edwin A. Dawes and Foreward by James B. Alfredson. 448 pages, Appendices of: editors, collector/historical publications, teenage/junior publications, IBM/SAM/Independent club publications, dealer and foreign country publications.  This picks up where the Alfredson/Daily Bibliography left off. ISBN B0006S4RPU
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* ''MAGIC MAGAZINES OF THE SECOND MILLENNIUM: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CONJURING PERIODICALS'', AUGUST 1791 - 1 JANUARY 2000 by Father Stephen A. Fernandes;  Hyannis, MA; 2000. This picks up where the Alfredson/Daily Bibliography left off. ISBN B0006S4RPU
 
*[http://www.bradburybooks.com/periodic.htm List of Periodicals for sale at Bradbury Books]
 
*[http://www.bradburybooks.com/periodic.htm List of Periodicals for sale at Bradbury Books]
 
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* A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MAGIC'S PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS compiled by CLINTON BURGESS in Linking Ring issues March, May, July and August 1932.
 
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* List Of Periodicals Pertaining To Magic And Kindred Subjects By Teral Garrett, [[Genii 1969 March]]
 
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* [http://www.mhmagicmagazines.com/Amagazines.html Magic Magazines for Magic Collectors]
 
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Revision as of 12:39, 27 January 2012

Over one thousand periodicals devoted to magic have been published, beginning with Mahatma in 1895 as the first substantial publication.

Some of the earliest known magic magazines by country are:

See also: Category:Periodicals for the complete list of periodicals described in MagicPedia.

Below is a summary of many known (primary English language) magic periodicals.

Sortable List

The following is just a sample of the most prominent ones.

Title Date End Date Editor Notes
A-B-C of Magic Sets 1980 2004 Hans-Guenter Wittus-Witt
Abraxas 2000/11/10 2004/12/10 Daniel Rhod Paris. SIAM's Bulletin. 12 issues
American Magician 1910-04-10 1912-09-10 Charles J. Hagen New York
Antinomy 2005-01-10 -- Gene Taylor
Apocalypse 1978-01-10 1997-12-10 Richard Kaufman & Harry Lorayne the first year, then Harry Lorayne.
Arcane 1980-10-10 1995-10-10 Jeff Busby
Avatar 1973-01-01 1973-12-01 Jon Racherbaumer
Bat 1943-02-10 1951-02-10 Lloyd Jones
Bat, Jr. 1951-01-10 1955-08-10 Lloyd Jones
Behind The Smoke and Mirrors 1998-03-10 -- David London Potomac, MD
Big Bob's Magic Club News 1969-03-10 1976-04-10 Robert Shvegzda Cicero, IL.
Boy Magician 1909-04-10 1910-03-10 Charles J. Hagen New York. Later renamed The American Magician
Bulletin for Friends of Magic History 1976-01-10 1978-01-10 Steven S. Tigner Toledo, OH
Cardiste 1957-02-10 1958-08-10 Rusduck Philipsburg, PA.
Channel One 1999-09-10 -- Anthony Miller Radio Free Atlantis. Powell, OH
Chap's Scrapbook 1938-07-10 1940-06-10 Frank Chapman
Chronicles 1978-01-10 1988-01-10 Karl Fulves
Clear The Decks 1986-07-10 -- Anonymous 52 Plus Joker. Ontario, Canada
Crandall Comments 1974-06-10 1975-08-10 Clarke Crandall Hollywood, CA
Conjurer 1975-01-10 1976-01-10 Michael Albright CA
Conjurors' Magazine 1945-02-10 1949-09-10 Walter B. Gibson New York City
Conjurers' Monthly Magazine 1906-09-10 1907-08-10 Harry Houdini
Conjuriana 1951-04-10 1951-11-10 C. Blythe USA.
Crimp 1992-01-10 -- Jerry Sadowitz Glasgow, Scotland
Eagle Magician 1915-11-10 1935-07-10 Collins Pentz Minneapolis, MN
Edwards' Monthly 1909-02-10 1910-06-10 W.G. Edwards Bridgeburg, Canada
Epilogue 1967-11-10 1975-07-10 Karl Fulves Illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Facsimile 1983-09-01 1997-09-01 Jon Racherbaumer
Felsman's Magical Review 1919-10-10 1924-01-10 Arthur P. Felsman Chicago
Gen 1945-12-10 1971-01-10 Harry Stanley then Lewis Ganson Published by Unique Magic Studio. UK
Genii 1936-09-10 -- William W. Larsen, Sr.
Gibecière 2005-12-01 -- Mike Caveney Periodical of the Conjuring Arts Research Center
Goldston Magical Quarterly 1934-07-10 1940-09-10 Will Goldston London, England
Abracadabra 1946-02-20 -- Goodliffe A weekly magical magazine from the UK.
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine 1948-11-10 1949-09-10 U.F. Grant Columbus, OH
Half-Baked:The Journal of Ideas That Aren't 2000-07-01 2003-04-01 Anonymous Published quarterly.
Hierophant 1969-09-10 1980-06-10 Jon Racherbaumer
Hocus Pocus 1978-07-1 1982-04-10 Dick Brooks New York
Houdini Magic Magazine 1977-08-10 1978-03-10 Gene Wright Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
Hugard's Magic Monthly 1943-06-10 1965-04-10 Jean Hugard
Ibidem 1955-06-10 1979-04-10 P. Howard Lyons
Illusionniste 1902-01-10 1914-07-10 Jean Caroly Paris, France
Innovations 1972-01-10 1976-01-10 Charles Reynolds Only 3 issues.
Interlocutor 1975-07-10 1988-01-10 Karl Fulves Teaneck, NJ
Invocation 1974-07-10 1978-04-10 Tony Raven (also Publisher), Waldwick, NJ.
Jinx 1934-10-10 1941-12-15 Theodore Annemann Waverly, NY
Kabbala 1971-09-10 1974-12-10 Jon Racherbaumer
Key Ring 1969-11-10 1969-12-10 Phil Goldstein (Publisher) Waltham, MA. Only one issue."
Labyrinth 1994-01-10 -- Stephen Hobbs Close-Up Magic
Legerdemain 1977-02-10 1981-08-10 John Fabjance Bethalto, IL
Linking Ring 1923-01-10 Ernest K. Schieldge & Gene Gordon (Founders) IBM magazine. Publisher Len Vintus
Looking Glass 1995-01-10 1998-01-10 Richard Kaufman Stephen Hobbs & Jon Racherbaumer Quarterly magazine.
M-U-M 1911-10-01 -- Milbourne Christopher New York City. M-U-M (Magic, Unity, Might) official organ of the Society of American Magicians
M-U-M (Roltare) 1911-10-10 1927-07-10 Charles Roltare New York City
Maddock's Magic Searchlight 1919-10-10 1920-03-10 A.H. Maddock Glasgow, Scotland
Magazine of Magic 1914-10-10 1922-04-10 Will Goldston London.
Magic Around The World 1969-10-10 1972-09-10 Benjamin Kleinman & Tan Bah Chee Singapore. 12 issues.
Magic : The Magazine of Wonder 1910-01-10 1911-04-10 A.M. Wilson Kansas City, MO
Magic Bar & Grill 1995-10-10 2000-01-10 Bill Goldman (not sure of end date)
Magic Cauldron 1962-02-10 1977-06-10 F. William Kuethe, Jr. Glen Burnie, MD.
Magic Circular 1906-07-10 -- Nevil Maskelyne London, England
Magic Info 1972-05-10 -- Hugh Caddy London, England. International Magic Studio.
Magic Key 1917-04-10 1918-06-10 H.F. Heith Carroll, Iowa
Magic: A Magazine for Magicians 1991-09-10 -- Stan Allen Lakewood, CA
Magic Man Examiner 1991-00-00 1992-09-01 Chris Kenner & Homer Liwag. A periodical consisting of four issues.
Magic Magazine For All Magicians 1952-04-01 1956-09-01 Max Andrews London, England. Monthly.
Magic Magazine (Kardwell) 1975-08-01 1977-08-01 Joseph Kardwell New York City. Monthly. Dates need to be confirmed!
Magic Manuscript 1979-03-10 1990-11-10 Adam J. Fleischer Published by Frazee's Magic then by Tannen's.
Magic Menu 1995-09-10 2000-08-10 Jim Sisti
Magic Sounds 1973-01-10 -- Alex Redans (Craige Snader) Mexico City, Mexico. Need end date
Magic Wand 1910-09-10 1957-12-10 Harry Leat et al. London, England
Magical Arts Journal 1986-08-10 1990-01-00 Michael Ammar & Adam J. Fleischer
Magical Bookie 1960-04-10 1974-10-10 Stephen Patrick Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Magical Review 1962-01-10 1963-01-10 Max Underwood New Lexington, OH
Magical World 1910-11-20 1911-05-10 Max Sterling UK
Magical World, New Series 1913-06-04 1914-02-04 Max Sterling
Magic World News 1965-05-10 1965-11-10 Edward Konstant Stamford, CT. Monthly.
Magick 1970-07-17 1993-11-12 Bascom Jones 496 issues
Magician Monthly Magazine 1904-12-10 1939-3-10 Will Goldston
Magicol 1950-08-10 1952-08-10 Robert Parrish then David Meyer Official journal of the Magic Collectors Association
Magigram 1966-09-10 1995-02-10 Ken de Courcy Bideford, England. Supreme Magic.
Mahatma 1895-03-10 1906-02-10 George H. Little
Marlophile 1994-01-01 1995-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer
The Midget Magician 1951-01-10 1960-09-10 Wilf Huggins Published quarterly
Minotaur 1988-11-10 -- Marvin J. Leventhal & Daniel D. Harlan Still publishing?
Modern Magi 1943-08-10 1956-07-10 R.C. Buff Knoxville, TN
Mr. Gadfly 2001-05-10 2002-05-10 Aaron Smith Tulsa, OK. Bi-monthly.
MO (Modus Operandi) 1993-03-01 1996-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer
Mystic Quarterly 1976-01-10 1981-01-10 James Hagy Euclid, OH. Published quarterly..
New Directions 1985-05-10 1986-08-10 Ben Harris Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
New Invocation 1979-10-10 1996-07-40 Tony Raven Waldwick, NJ.
New Jinx 1962-04-10 1968-04-10 Bill Madsen Boston, MA
New Pentagram 1969-03-10 1989-02-10 Peter Warlock Bideford, England
New Phoenix 1954-02-10 1965-10-10 Jay Marshall Don Tanner Karl Fulves
New Tops 1961-01-10 1994-12-10 Neil Foster Abbott's Magic Co. Colon, MI
Numismagic Newsletter 1979-02-10 1986-03-10 Max Goodall USA.
Olram File 1990-12-10 1993-01-10 Lee Freed, Ed Marlo and Jon Racherbaumer
Pabular 1974-09-10 1985-05-10 Fred Robinson London, England
Pallbearers Review 1965-11-10 1975-10-10 Karl Fulves
Pentagram 1946-10-10 1959-12-10 Peter Warlock
Penumbra 2002-05-10 2004-07-10 Gordon Bean & Bill Goodwin
Phoenix 1942-02-10 1954-02-10 Walter B. Gibson Bruce Elliott Assistant Editor then Editor in 1944
Piddlings & Pettifoggery 1972-01-01 1972-01-31 Jon Racherbaumer
Magic World 1917-04-15 1924-02-10 J. E. Pierce (Dr.) Philadelphia, PA
Psycho-Gizmo 1951-01-01 1965-01-01 Teral Garrett Devoted to Mental Magic.
Richard's Almanac 1982-09-10 1985-11-10 Richard Kaufman (also Publisher) New York City, New York
Ruminations 1986-07-10 1988-01-10 Steve Schneiderman (also Publisher) Flushing, NY
Seance 1988-10-10 1990-07-10 Scott Davis Quarterly Magazine devoted to Spirit Magic
Servais LeRoy's Magical Monthly 1911-11-10 1913-10-10 Max Sterling England.
Seven Circles 1931-04-10 1934-06-10 Walter B. Gibson Three Rivers, MI
S.O.B., Jr. 1970-01-10 1978-12-10 Lloyd Jones Oakland, CA. Magic Limited. Monthly.
Sorcerer's Attic 1988-09-10 1990-12-10 Davey Marlin-Jones Washington, DC. Monthly. Need to confirm dates!
Spell-Binder 1981-05-10 1984-04-10 Stephen Tucker St. Helens, England. Monthly,
Sphinx 1902-03-10 1953-03-10 William J. Hilliar et al. Chicago, IL
Stanyon's Magic 1900-10-10 1920-06-10 Ellis Stanyon London.
Sticks & Stones 1976-01-10 1977-12-10 Jon Racherbaumer
Swami 1972-01-10 1974-12-10 Sam Dalal (also Publisher) Calcutta, India.
Mantra 1975-04-10 1977-12-10 Sam Dalal (also Publisher) Calcutta, India.
Swipe 1991-01-01 1993-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer
Syzygy 1994-07-10 -- Lee Earle Phoenix, AZ
Talisman 1970-03-06 1971-08-13 Jules Lenier Resida, CA. Weekly
Thayer's Magical Bulletin 1914-01-10 1925-05-10 Louis Christianer USA
Tops 1936-01-10 1957-03-10 Percy Abbott Colon, MI
Trapdoor 1983-01-10 1998-01-10 Steve Beam (also Publisher) NC.
West Coast Quarterly 1984-11-10 1985-08-10 Earl Nelson (also Publisher)
Wizard 1947-04-10 1956-07-10 George Armstrong and Jack Lamonte Enfield, England
Wizard (Selbit) 1905-09-10 1910-08-10 P. T. Selbit London
Wizard Monthly 1946-01-01 1964-01-01 Charles Bohem Atlantic city, then Philadelphia. Began with 3 issues as the The Escape Wizard

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