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Oscar Paulson

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Oscar Paulson
BornOscar H. Paulsen
February 2, 1899
East London, South Africa
DiedDecember 28, 1981 (age 82)
Cynwyd, North Wales

Oscar Paulsen (1899-1981) was a semi-professional magician who did mostly workd for children.


Eventually Oscar's family came to England to live, where he worked as a telegraphist and later became the Manager of the Cable & Cipher Dept. for I.T.T. Company. A bachelor, he lived in lodgings all his adult life.

He was a member of the North Wales Magic Circle and the Mahatma Circle of Magicians.[1], president of the I.B.M. British Ring, and Inner member of the Magic Circle. He was a contributor to the Linking Ring and the Mahatma Circular.

He produced the Magic Circle Show in 1924. [2]

A cartoon-portrait of him, and an example of original magic, can be found in The Jinx for March, 1937.[3]


  1. . Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
  2. Obit. Magical Circular, April, 1981
  3. Obit, Genii 1981 February