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I recently purchased a book collection and one of the books by Jean Hugard had the following autographs in the front. I only know of the 3 I commented on. The 2 with the ? next to them, I am not sure of the spelling. Anyone heard of the others?
Would appreciate any help in identifying who they are.

1 - Percy Abbott - Owner Abbott’s Magic
2 - Wade Drake
3 - Recil Bordner - Partner in Abbott’s Magic
4 - Fred Merrill
5 - Ray Fillmore
6 - Warren Webb Jr.
7 - Cary Brandybery
8 - Hill Cluten ?
9 - Clyde Forrest
10 - Jesse D. Thornton
11 - Truman ?
12 - Donald L. Bubb
13 - Winston H. Freer
14 - Paul E. Goss
15 - Gladys Abbott - 2nd wife of Percy Abbott
16 - Audrey M. Eggstaff
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If you can send me a scan, I can look at them and see if I can make any out. Send to hugmagic@raex.com.

I started with a friend's collection to make a ledger for the playing cards signed as they are signed. It is absolutely impossible to decipher some of these signatures after 80 years.

Richard
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On Dec 11, 2017, hugmagic wrote:
If you can send me a scan, I can look at them and see if I can make any out. Send to hugmagic@raex.com.

I started with a friend's collection to make a ledger for the playing cards signed as they are signed. It is absolutely impossible to decipher some of these signatures after 80 years.

Richard

Hi Richard,
I don't think I can scan it as it is the first blank page in Modern Magic by Hugard and I cannot lay it flat on my copier. I can send it via message to your phone if you give me your number.
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Wade Drake was office manager at Abbott's for years. He lived in the brick house just west of the dam.

Fred Merrill, retired juggler, worked at Abbott's

Jesse Thornton, old, retired vaudeville magician. He did an act with clocks. Check out clock tricks in early Abbott catalogs.

Winston H. Freer, The "Wizard of Ahs" (I think) Did some very off beat magic. He wrote a booklet, in the '30s. Some clever, off beat tricks, and good advice.

Gladys Abbott, second wife of Percy. I'll PM you with info of his 1st wife.

I don't recognize the other names.
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On Dec 11, 2017, Dick Oslund wrote:
Wade Drake was office manager at Abbott's for years. He lived in the brick house just west of the dam.

Fred Merrill, retired juggler, worked at Abbott's

Jesse Thornton, old, retired vaudeville magician. He did an act with clocks. Check out clock tricks in early Abbott catalogs.

Winston H. Freer, The "Wizard of Ahs" (I think) Did some very off beat magic. He wrote a booklet, in the '30s. Some clever, off beat tricks, and good advice.

Gladys Abbott, second wife of Percy. I'll PM you with info of his 1st wife.

I don't recognize the other names.

Wow, talk about being helpful. I really appreciate this.
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Rennie,
Yes, if you take a photo with your phone. You should be able to send to your computer and then to me. My cell phone and very basic. I am not sure it even gets photo.
Another trick I have down is to manipulate the the photos once I have them in the computer.
Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
www.hughesmagic.com
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Richard,
I will try that tomorrow.
Thanks,
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Richard,
Photo has been sent.
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Well, this is how far I got. Anyone else know the rest?

1 - Percy Abbott - Owner Abbott’s Magic
2 - Wade Drake - Abbott’s Office Manager
3 - Recil Bordner - Partner in Abbott’s Magic
4 - Fred Merrill - Worked at Abbott’s was a retired juggler
5 - Ray Fillmore
6 - Warren Webb Jr.
7 - Cary Brandybery
8 - Hill Cluten ?
9 - Clyde Forrest
10 - Jesse D. Thornton - retired vaudeville magician. He did an act with clocks.
11 - Truman ?
12 - Donald L. Bubb
13 - Winston H. Freer - In the 1930s, Freer worked at Abbott's Magic. Wrote the book 25 Rice Bowl Methods in 1940
14 - Paul E. Goss
15 - Gladys Abbott - 2nd wife of Percy Abbott
16 - Audrey M. Eggstaff - Worked at Abbott’s

Thanks for any help at all.
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I have done no good on my end but I will try to keep looking. Everyone I knew had already been identified.
Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
www.hughesmagic.com
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FYI...Ray Filmore, Don Bubb and Paul Goss all worked at Abbott's many years ago.
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