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Mel Stover

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Mel Stover
BornMelville Edward Stover
May 1912
Winnipeg, Canada
DiedMarch 27, 1999 (age 86)
Los Angeles, California

Mel Stover (1912-1999) born in Winnipeg, Canada, was a frequent contributor to many magic magazines of magic ideas and routines.


Stover created many puzzles, optical illusions and mind games.[1]

Known for a routine developed for the Rainbow Deck named Yenta Outfiddled which was published in Precursor, no. IV, April 1984.


  1. Genii, Vol. 62, No. 9, September 1999, Just for Mel of It... by Max Maven, page 28
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 79, No. 5, May 1999, BROKEN WAND, MELVILLE E. STOVER, page 134
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 79, No. 6, June 1999, MEL STOVER "Mathemagician” and Mentor, 1912 – 1999, page 7