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[[Tops]] was a [[Magic Periodical]] first published in January, 1936 by the [[Abbott Magic & Novelty Co.]] of Colon, Michigan. [[Image:Tops.jpg|thumb|right]]
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[[Tops]] was a [[Magic Periodical]] first published in January 1936 by the [[Abbott Magic & Novelty Co.]] of Colon, Michigan. [[Image:Tops.jpg|thumb|right]]
  
[[Percy Abbott]] served as the magazine's first editor as well as publisher. In 1940, Howard "Mel" Melson began editing ''Tops'', and continued doing so until his death, in 1957 when the magazine ceased publication.  
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[[Percy Abbott]] served as the magazine's first editor as well as publisher. In 1940, Howard "Mel" Melson, Abbott's staff artist, began editing ''Tops'', and continued doing so until his death in 1957, when the magazine ceased publication.  
  
It was later succeeded, in 1961, by The [[New Tops]], also published by Abbott's. Abbott's printed, bound and mailed both Tops and The New Tops in its own printing plant.
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The original publication was succeeded in 1961 by The [[New Tops]], also published by Abbott's, under the editorship of [[Neil Foster]]. Abbott's printed and bound both Tops and The New Tops in its own printing plant.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
*http://www.magicgettogether.com/tops/
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* http://www.abbottmagic.com/New-Tops-on-CD-ABBnewtopscd.htm
  
 
[[Category:Periodicals]]
 
[[Category:Periodicals]]

Revision as of 16:00, 3 November 2009

Tops was a Magic Periodical first published in January 1936 by the Abbott Magic & Novelty Co. of Colon, Michigan.
Tops.jpg

Percy Abbott served as the magazine's first editor as well as publisher. In 1940, Howard "Mel" Melson, Abbott's staff artist, began editing Tops, and continued doing so until his death in 1957, when the magazine ceased publication.

The original publication was succeeded in 1961 by The New Tops, also published by Abbott's, under the editorship of Neil Foster. Abbott's printed and bound both Tops and The New Tops in its own printing plant.

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