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Nishan Amdounian

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Nishan Amdounian
BornSeptember 15, 1888
Erzurum, Turkey
DiedDecember 27, 1935 (age 47)
East St. Louis, Illinois

Prof. Nishan Amdounian (1888-1935), often credited in books as Andounian, was a magician and mentalist of note.


Amdounian was I.B.M. No. 801, attended the St. Louis Ring No. 1 meetings, and S.A.M. No. 1235[1]

He was the inventor of the "Enchanted Card Slide", which was sold by Joe Berg and Max Holden.[2]

In 1934, Amdounian was mentioned in The Sphinx attending the Rhode Island S.A.M. Assembly.[3]

The 1920 census, lists his occupation as a barber and birth place as Turkey.[4][5]


  1. MUM, February, 1925
  2. Linking Ring, January 1936
  3. The Sphinx, May 12, 1934