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For the amateur English magician and illustrator, see Eric Mason (1921-1986).
BornEric Mason
January 12, 1897
DiedJuly 10, 1977 (age 80)
Wandsworth, London

The Great Masoni (d.1977) was a British magician who was married to a Miss Wong Tai Shan. He began performing before World War I.


Masoni toured with a full evening show and later with a tour billed as "Maskelyne's Mysteries", a show he acquired from Jasper Maskelyne.

With his wife, they developed a two-person memory demonstration act.

He worked for ENSA during World War Two.


  • Showmanship Out Of The Hat (1970)


  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 27, No 11, January 1948, THE GREAT MASONI by Wm. G. Stickland, page 32
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 41, No. 1045, February 1966, Masoni & Shan, page 81
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 64, No. 1643, July 1977, Eric Mason Dies, page 67
  • Magic Circular, Vol. 71, No. 781, September 1977, Obituary ERIC MASON, page 149
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 57, No. 10, October 1977, Our Side of the Pond by PETER WARLOCK, page 97
  • Chronicle of Magic 1900-1999: A Record of Happenings in Magic in Great Britain by Hibberd, David (2003)