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Ben Braude

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Ben Braude
BornBenjamin J. Braude
circa 1902
DiedSeptember 11, 1992 (age 89)
New York, New York

Dr. Ben Braude D.D.S. (c.1902-1992), was a dentist and magic author who ghosted some of John Scarne books.


A friend of Scarne, Braude held I.B.M. No. 7994 since 1944 and was a member of the Order of Merlin and Ring 26 (New York City) of which he was a Past President.[1] He was also a member of SAM Parent Assembly (No. 3615) since 1945 and a past president.

He was also a prolific letter writer, and over the years he amassed a collection of autographs.[2]

Dr. Braude won the Buckley Trophy for the best card trick at the Chicago S. A. M. convention in 1948.



  • Ben Braude's Brain Twister, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 4, no. 5, October 1946.
  • De-creased, MUM, Vol. 41, no. 8? January 1952.
  • Spectacular Reverse, MUM, Vol. 43, no. 3, August 1953.
  • The Eclectic Card, MUM, Vol. 44, no. 7, December 1954.
  • Predestined, MUM, Vol. 44, no. 8, January 1955.
  • "Reversal of Bottom Card", Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 13, no. 1, June 1955.
  • Way "Out of this World", Linking Ring, Vol 43, No 1, Jan 1963.
  • Numbers Game, MUM, Vol. 56, no. 1, June 1966.
  • Magnetic Field, MUM, Vol. 56, no. 11, April 1967
  • Coloromental, MUM, Vol. 57, no. 2, July 1967.


  1. Obit, Linking Ring, December, 1992
  2. Obit, MUM, December, 1992