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Bruce Posgate

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Bruce Posgate
BornBruce Dale Posgate
December 7, 1901
Sunderland, Durham, England
DiedNovember 13, 1990 (age 88)

Bruce Posgate (1901-1990), often misspelled "Postgate", who worked full time as a sales correspondent and direct mail manager, was a part-time professional kid-show magician.


Posgate was inspired seeing a magician at a very young age and started learning magic from library books. [1]

He debuted in London in 1924 and performed as "Uncle Bruce". He moved to Canada in 1947 and was a long time "Forum" columnist for New Tops (1961-1989). He also wrote articles for the Magic Circular, Abra, and Linking Ring.

He served as IBM President from 1981 until 1982.[2]

Posgate died at the age of 89 after a two-year struggle with cancer.[3]


  • 1975 Louis Bertol Trophy.


  • Kid Show Showmanship (1961)
  • Dove Pan-Orama (1972)
  • Table Hopping (1975)
  • Art of Blowing Bubbles (1980)
  • Necklace Trickery (1982).


  1. Bruce Posgate Bought A Magic Book by Sid Lorraine in Linking Ring September, 1955
  2. Cover Linking Ring, July 1980
  3. Obit, Linking Ring, January 1991.