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Magic Cauldron

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Magic Cauldron
PublisherF. William Kuethe, Jr.
First issueFebruary 1962
Final issueJune 1977

The Magic Cauldron was a Magic Periodical for collectors published quarterly by F. William Kuethe, Jr. of Glen Burnie, Maryland. It was a small circulation dedicated to historians. Each issue usually came with a supplement of some type, including reproductions of rare paper items, tokens, etc.

The magazine started with Number 2, February 1962 and concluded with Number 64 on June 1977. Supplements were included with the issues and consecutively numbered. Issue N2 was issued first, followed by N3, N1, N4, N5......

As the story goes, the publisher started with issues N2, then N3, then N1 to see if there was any interest in his new magazine. If there wasn't he would cease publication after N3 and make collector's always search for N1! The magazine did catch on for a total of 64 issues, spread out over a 15 year publication.

Beginning in 1966, Kuethe presented the "Stanley M. Collins Memorial Award" to the collector who made a major contribution to the field of magic collecting during the prior year.

Size: 7"x8 1/2"

Magic Cauldron: The New Series

Magic Cauldron
New Series No 1
PublisherF. William Kuethe, Jr.
First issueMarch 1977
Final issueFall 1984

The Magic Cauldron New Series, also by Kuethe, ran from No.1 (March 1977)- No. 22 (Fall 1984) with various supplements & miscellany.


  • No. 4 - Summer 1978: Bruce Dunn's Bookmark
  • No. 7 - Spring/Summer 1979: Ring 43 magic show ticket
  • No. 8 - Fall 1979: Magic number cards
  • No. 11 - Fall 1980: Farrer’s 1892 "Books Condemned to be Brunt" reprint; Great Lakes Informant 4 page flyer "Blackstone, A Biographical Sketch" by Daniel Waldron; US Playing Card Company 1908 calendar playing card
  • No. 12 - Winter 1980/81: Perpetual calendar -and- John Booth BookPlate
  • No. 20 - Summer 1984: Topper Martyn Playing Card; Wittus Witt BookPlate; Rol-Pat The Great BookPlate
  • No. 16 - April 1992: Reprint of 1915 New York Times article; Marshall P. Wilder, Humorist, Is Dead

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