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Omar Yama

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Omar Yama
BornGeorge Lamphere

Flourished1910s - 1920s

Omar Yama (fl. 1910s-1920s), a printer, founded the Society of American Amateur Magicians (later renamed the Secret Association of American Magicians) in Syracuse, New York in 1917.


Yama was also the editor of their magazine, ORESTO.[1] Yama was also a member number 188 of the National Conjurers Association for which served as Associate Editor for their N.C.A. Digest as well as the printer.

The February, 1922 issue of Sphinx reported: "Among the most welcome visitors during the past month were ... Omar Yama, late of Syracuse, N.Y."


  1. Magicol No. 18