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John Salisse

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John Salisse
BornMarch 24, 1926
Bournemouth, England
DiedSeptember 26, 2006 (age 80)
Hampstead, London

John Salisse (1926-2006) was an collector and authority on the Maskelyne family.


Salisse was a Director of the British department store Marks and Spencers in 1966 when he became the Hon. Secretary of the Magic Circle. An organization he would serve for over 20 years and later become an Honorary Vice-President.

He performed a comedy act, "Francis the Duck", which was featured at conventions in both England and the United States.[1]

Awards and honors


  • A Candid View of Maskelyne [with Anne Davenport] (1995)
  • St. George's Hall [with Anne Davenport] (2001)


  1. Obit, Genii 2006 December
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  • M-U-M, Vol. 75, No. 10, March 1986, JOHN J. SALISSE ESQ, MAGICIAN OF THE MONTH, page 12
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 76, No. 12, December 1996, MEMOIRS OF A MAGICIAN'S GHOST by of John Booth, THE DUCK THAT MADE JOHN SALISSE FAMOUS, page 81
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 86, No. 12, December 2006, Remembering John Salisse by Elizabeth Warlock, page 71
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 100, No. 1085, December 2006, Tributes to John Salisse MIMC. CBE, 24 March 1926 – 26 September 2006, page 380
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 101, No. 1098, April 2007, The John Salisse CBE Memorial Fund, page 101