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No. 1
First issueFebruary 1957
Final issueAugust 1958
Total issues13

The Cardiste: "Dedicated to the Art of Cardistry" was a Magic Periodical for card magicians by Rusduck that ran from February 1957 until August 1958 for a total of 11 issues.

Contributors included Alex Elmsley, Bill Miesel, Marlo, Milt Kort and Max Katz.

The 12th issue was published posthumously in 1959 and a 13th issue was later published by Gene Shelley in 1969.

Before Rusduck passed away he made up one copy of issue No. 12 which was eventually sent to Milt Kort. Kort passed it to P. Howard Lyons to publish within Ibidem #20, May 1960.

Issue Number 1 (February, 1957)

Issue Number 2 (May, 1957)

Issue Number 3 (June, 1957)

Issue Number 4 (September, 1957)

Issue Number 5 (February, 1958)

Issue Number 6 (March, 1958)

Issue Number 7 (April 1958)

Issue Number 8 (May, 1958)

Issue Number 9 (June, 1958)

  • Alphomega by Rusduck
  • Rusduck Run-Up by Rusduck
  • Encore! by Rusduck
  • Lie Detector in Person by Bob Ecklund (Hardell)
  • The Triple Sin by John V. Hope of F.A.M.E.

Issue Number 10 (July 1958)

Issue Number 11 (August, 1958)

  • Poker Run-Up System by Gerald Kosky
  • Royal Aces by Stephen Herald
  • Hardell's Three Card Monte by Bob Ecklund (Hardell)
  • Edwardian Aces by Ron Edwards Ron Edwards
  • J.G.R. Mental Force by Graham Reed
  • Mexicali Move by Bill Miesel

Issue Number 12 (January, 1959)

  • Poko-Combo by Rusduck
  • Temperamental Aces by Steve Herald
  • Alaska by Rusduck
  • Enigmatic Enclosure edited by Bob Ecklund (Hardell)
  • A Case for Mentalists by Ed Mellon
  • 1-2-3-4 by John Howie
  • Stay Stack Miracle by Ed Marlo
  • Stay Stack Prediction by Ed Marlo

Issue Number 13 (1969)