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Antique Collectibles Summer 2016

Joe’s Crypt – A Selection of Antique Magic For Sale. More collectibles out of Joe’s crypt! below are items selected by curator Bill Trotter and Joe Stevens, all of which are rated with respect to their condition. If you are interested in any of the below pieces, please contact Joe personally. Please serious requests only. You […]


Personally Speaking – Aug 2 05 – Part 2

Craig Cole, (our stellar demonstrator, Mark & myself) thank the committee for having us and for their hard work. Go – To, Craig Cole There was great competition , and this year’s winning performers were: Stage Contest: 1st Place – Terry Elton – Shawnee, KS 2nd Place – Jason Andrews – Las Vegas, NV Close-Up […]


Personally Speaking – Mar09

Joe’s Personally Speaking – March 2009 Welcome to a new “Personally Speaking” article by my good friend Pete Biro, (One of the most knowledgeable magic guys I know) and a great supporter as well. Pete was very close to Ken Brooke and was instrumental in advising us in 1982 to pursue the “rights” to the […]


Pete Biro – The Magic Place

Columnist: Pete Biro IMHO there is (was) only ONE Magic Place… and that was at 145 Wardour Street, London, W1-Ken Brooke’s Magic Place. On a recent trip to London, I had to go by 145 to see what was now at that location (Ken had passed on years ago and closed “The Place”). What I […]


Mike Rogers – Selecting Material

Columnist: Mike Rogers Selecting Material by Mike Rogers I have been asked just how I go about selecting performing material. It seems the process might be simple. Just find the tricks you enjoy using and put them in the act. I have a feeling that’s exactly how many do it. There are thousands of effects […]


Mike Rogers – Flying Solowith Opinions

Columnist: Mike Rogers Flying Solo with Opinions Once or twice a year, for reasons that make little sense, I feel compelled to express a few opinions. Normally this drivel causes me more pain than pleasure. Every time I do it I end up wondering why I subject myself to so much flack. Alas, I still […]


Ian Adair – Int. Magic: England

Columnist: Ian Adair Ian Adair reporting from Britain…… Hi there! Great to be back reporting on the news from Britain. The great magical news is that Paul Daniels, after 15 solid years of presenting his own television show on BBC, will be hitting our screens (and possibly in the U.S. too!), during July with his […]