Magic Periodicals

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List of known (primary English language) magic periodicals.

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A-B-C of Magic Sets 1980 2004 Wittus Witt Full colour from No. 49 till No 73-last issue
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 2 issues. www.jonracherbaumer.com
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. 5.5" x 8.5".
Boy Magician 1909-04-10 1910-03-10 Charles J. Hagen New York. 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. No. 1-11
Channel One 1999-09-10 -- Anthony Miller Radio Free Atlantis. Powell, OH
Chap's Scrapbook 1938-07-10 1940-06-10 Frank Chapman Magazine from July 1938 to June 1940.
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 I
Conjurers' Magazine 1945-02-10 1949-09-10 Walter B. Gibson New York City
Conjurers' Monthly Magazine 1906-09-10 1907-08-10 Harry Houdini
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. Nov. 1967 - July 1975. Sp. issue: 1976
Facsimile 1983-09-01 1997-09-01 Jon Racherbaumer * #1(Sept. 1983)
  • #2 (1994)
  • #3 (1995)
  • #4 (1996)

www.jonracherbaumer.com

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. Genii
Gibecière 2005-12-01 -- Anonymous Periodical of the Conjuring Arts Research Center

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. 12 issues were released
Hierophant 1969-09-10 1980-06-10 Jon Racherbaumer The Hierophant No. 1, Fall (Sept) 1969
  • The Hierophant No. 2, Winter 1969
  • The Hierophant No. 3, Spring (March) 1970
  • The Hierophant No. 4, Summer (June) 1970
  • The Hierophant No. 5-6, Anniv. Issue, Fall-Spring 1970-71
  • The Hierophant No. 7, The Resurrection Issue, 1975
  • The Hierophant No. 8, The Last Hierophant, 1980
Hocus Pocus 1978-07-1 1982-04-10 Dick Brooks New York V
Houdini Magic Magazine 1977-08-10 1978-03-10 Gene Wright Englewood Cliffs, NJ. No.1-2
Hugard's Magic Monthly 1943-06-10 1965-04-10 Jean Hugard
Ibidem 1955-06-10 1979-04-10 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).
Illusionniste 1902-01-10 1999-01-10 Jean Caroly Paris. Still going???
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.

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.

Jinx 1934-10-10 1941-12-15 Theodore Annemann Waverly, NY
Kabbala 1971-09-10 1974-12-10 Jon Racherbaumer Volume 1 (1-12) Sept. 1971 - August 1972

Volume 2 (1-8) Sept. 1972 - April 1973 (four issues missing)

Key Ring 1969-11-10 1969-12-10 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."
Labyrinth 1994-01-10 -- Stephen Hobbs A Journal of Close-Up Magic released intermittently.
Legerdemain 1977-02-10 1981-08-10 John Fabjance Bethalto, IL
Linking Ring 1923-01-10 2007-01-10 Various IBM magazine
Looking Glass 1995-01-10 1998-01-10 Richard Kaufman Stephen Hobbs & Jon Racherbaumer Quarterly magazine.

Genii

M-U-M 1941-06-01 -- Milbourne Christopher New York City. M-U-M (Magic, Unity, Might) the official organ of the Society of American Magicians

Need to verify start date

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. Vol.1-9
Magic Around The World 1969-10-10 1972-09-10 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).
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. 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.

illusionata

Magic Circular 1906-07-10 -- Nevil Maskelyne London, England
Magic Info 1972-05-10 -- Hugh Caddy et.al. London, England. International Magic Studio.

Bimonthly. Printed 8 x 10. - 01. Vol. 1: No. 1 (May/June, 1972)

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. The magazine was known for its excellent magic and satirical tone.
Magic Magazine For All Magicians 1952-04-01 1956-09-01 Max Andrews London, England. Monthly. 7.25 x 9.75. 54 issues
Magic Magazine 1975-08-01 1977-08-01 Joseph Kardwell et al. New York City. Monthly. Printed, 8.5 x 11.

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 The International Journal for Professional Restaurant and Bar Magicians. Later republished in book form in multiple volumes by L & L Publishing.
Magic Sounds 1973-01-10 -- Alex Redans (Craige Snader) Mexico City, Mexico. 17 issues? 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 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
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 Ran from June 4th, 1913 to February 4th, 1914.

Vol. One of the new series had 26 issues, Vol. Two only had 10.

Magic World News 1965-05-10 1965-11-10 Edward Konstant Stamford, CT. Monthly. 7 issues.
Magick 1970-07-17 1993-11-12 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."
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. 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).
Mahatma 1895-03-10 1906-02-10 George H. Little Vol 1-9
Marlophile 1996-01-01 1997-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer #1 (1996)
  1. 2 (1997)

Jon Racherbaumer

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: Journal For Card Magicians 2001-05-10 2002-05-10 Aaron Smith Tulsa, OK. Bi-monthly. total of 5 issues?

Magic Depot

MO (Modus Operandi) 1993-03-01 1996-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer Number One (March - 1993)

Number Two (June, 1993) Number Three (Sept. 1993) Number Four (1994) Number Five (1994) Number Six (1995) Number Seven (1996) Number Eight (1996) Jon Racherbaumer

Mystic Quarterly 1976-01-10 1981-01-10 James Hagy Euclid, OH. Published quarterly. Total of 15 issues.
New Directions 1985-05-10 1986-08-10 Ben Harris Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 3 known issue + supplement
New Invocation 1979-10-10 1996-07-40 Tony Raven Waldwick, NJ. No. 1 - 83
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
Olram File 1990-12-10 1993-01-10 Lee Freed (also Publisher) Executive Publisher: Edward Marlo Managing

Executive Editor: Jon Racherbaumer Published by The Cardician Press Volume 1 (1-12) December 1990 - June 1992 Number 13 (September-1992) Numbers 14-16 (1993) www.jonracherbaumer.com

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 (January - 1972) 50 Xerox copies

www.jonracherbaumer.com

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. 48 issues
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, reprinted in one volume by Kaufman and Company in 1996.
Seven Circles 1931-04-10 1934-06-10 Walter B. Gibson Three Rivers, MI
Sign of Exceptional Magic. What is that ??? 1935-11-10 1936-04-15 Theodore Annemann Waverly, NY
S.O.B., Jr. 1970-01-10 1978-12-10 Lloyd Jones Oakland, CA. Magic Limited. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.
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, Ran for three years and had 36 issues
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. (1900-1914, 1919-1920) Vol.1 - Vol.15

illusionata

Sticks & Stones 1976-01-10 1977-12-10 Jon Racherbaumer 1-12 (1976) 13-24 (1977)

www.jonracherbaumer.com

Swami 1972-01-10 1974-12-10 Sam Dalal (also Publisher) Calcutta, India. Reprinted with Mantra in book form by Kaufman and Company in 1997.
Mantra 1975-04-10 1977-12-10 Sam Dalal (also Publisher) Calcutta, India. Reprinted with Swami in book form by Kaufman and Company in 1997.
Swipe 1991-01-01 1993-01-01 Jon Racherbaumer N° 1-7 (1991-93) www.jonracherbaumer.com
Syzygy 1994-07-10 -- Lee Earle Phoenix, AZ
Talisman 1970-03-06 1971-08-13 Jules Lenier Resida, CA. Weekly
Tops 1936-01-10 1957-03-10 Percy Abbott Colon, MI
Trapdoor 1983-01-10 1998-01-10 Steve Beam (also Publisher) NC. http://stevebeam.com
West Coast Quarterly 1984-11-10 1985-08-10 Earl Nelson (also Publisher)
Wiegleb's Naturliche Magie 1782-01-10 1805-01-10 Anonymous Need to verify start and end
Wizard 1947-04-10 1956-07-10 George Armstrong

Jack Lamonte

Enfield, England
Wizard (Selbit) 1905-09-10 1910-08-10 P. T. Selbit London

See Also

References

  • Magic Periodical Timeline
  • Jacky Kahan's Magic Books Index
  • 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
  • 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
  • List of Periodicals for sale at Bradbury Books
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