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Edward Bagshawe

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Edward Bagshawe (1902 - 1940) was a professional dealer during the 1920s in London, England.

He invented the Optica Deck. He is also being credited with the paper modification of the Out-to-Lunch principle used with "The Recurring Name" contained in "Twenty Magical Novelties" (1930).

Bagshawe edited the magic magazine Magical Monthly from 1923 - 1926.

After his suicide his business was absorbed by Davenport's.


  • Exclusive Problems in Magic (1924)
  • More Magical Mysteries (1925)
  • Novel Mysteries - PART ONE - ORIGINAL SILK EFFECTS (1927)
  • Novel Mysteries - PART TWO - ORIGINAL CARD EFFECTS (1927)
  • The Le Walke Mysteries (1927)
  • Twenty Magical Novelties (1930)
  • E.D. Proudlock's Routine with Thimbles (1933)
  • Edward Proudlock's Version of the Sympathetic Silks (1936)
  • Proudlock's Egg Bag and Four Ace Presentations (1938)