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Max Sterling

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Max Sterling
BornJohn George Englehart MacLachlan
DiedNovember 18, 1941
Resting placeBroadhembury Churchyard, Devonshire, UK
Known forMax Sterling Egg
CategoriesBooks by Max Sterling

Max Sterling (1870 - 1941) presented an original and artistic act entitled "The Magic of Japan" comprising of production and transformation effects, accomplished by pure sleight-of hand.


The high-spot of his act was juggling a ball of torn paper on a fan which gradually changed into an egg.

In his early career he was a War Correspondent in the South African campaign and at one time he was the publicity manager for Carmo.[1]


Sterling was editor of these Magic Periodicals:



  1. Magic Circular 1941 Vol 36 p96-97