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Douglas Dexter

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Douglas Dexter
BornBernard Douglas Marks
Great Britain
DiedSeptember 21, 1937
London England

Douglas Dexter (1878-1937), a schoolmaster by profession, was an accomplished magician and a member of the British Olympic fencing team.


One of his specialty was the golf ball and bag effect which baffled many professionals at the time. He produced the "Riddle of the Sands Illusion" at The Magic Circle Grand Seance in 1934. He often performed at Maskelyne's Theatre.

He was awarded the Gold Star by the Magic Circle.


  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 9, No. 99, January 1915, Methods in Magic, Lecture by Mr. Douglas Dexter, M.I.M.C., M.B.M.S., page 41
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 36, No. 8, October 1937, Douglas Dexter Dies, page 225
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 32, No. 356, October 1937, Obituary DOUGLAS DEXTER, page 10
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 32, No. 357, November 1937, DOUGLAS DEXTER, AN APPRECIATION, page 28
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 51, No. 566, October 1956, A "Stooge" Story of 1925 by T. B. Donovan, M.I.M.C., page 12
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 59, No. 1519, March 1975, I Remember - I Remember by Peter Warlock, Douglas Dexter, page 193
  • The Perennial Mystics, No. 5, 1986, I REMEMBER DOUGLAS DEXTER by Peter Warlock, page 15