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TOPS Magazine

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TOPS Magazine
First issueJanuary 1936
Final issue1957

The Tops was a Magic Periodical first published in January 1936 by the Abbott Magic & Novelty Co. of Colon, Michigan.

Percy Abbott served as the magazine's first editor as well as publisher. In 1940, Howard "Mel" Melson, Abbott's staff artist, began editing Tops, and continued doing so until his death in 1957, when the magazine ceased publication.

It was succeeded in 1961 by The New Tops, also published by Abbott's, under the editorship of Neil Foster. Abbott's printed and bound both Tops and The New Tops in its own printing plant.[1]