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Soupdragon
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Reading through some magic magazines from the 1940s last night,I realised that very little is different to now. The debates on the ethics of revealing, the way in which effects are described etc are no different today.

Just pondering on what the biggest difference is. Perhaps the internet & all that potential for magicians from all over the world to "meet up"?

What do you think?

I found the magazines absorbing, and will be actively to find some more. Can anyone reccomend the best sources (in the UK)?
Michael Baker
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Biggest difference in magazines from days gone by... no websites.

Best source for finding them is probably Ebay.

~michael
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calexa
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Also try to find reprints - for example you can buy "Apocalypse"- and "Magic Menu"-magazin. Also have a look at some CD-ROMs - for example here: http://www.martinbreese.com (he is a UK seller), with scans of old magazines.

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Hideo Kato
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You can buy the following magazines in PDF or HTML.
Gen
The Magic Wand
Pentagram
Pabular
Magic Mag
Magic Magazine
Wizard
Jinx
Phoenix
New Phoenix
Sphinx
Linking Ring
Sitcks and Stones

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On 2005-05-24 10:08, Hideo Kato wrote:
You can buy the following magazines in PDF or HTML.
Gen
The Magic Wand
Pentagram
Pabular
Magic Mag
Magic Magazine
Wizard
Jinx
Phoenix
New Phoenix
Sphinx
Linking Ring
Sitcks and Stones

Hideo Kato


Is there a major source for these, or are they mostly available from individual sources?

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Soupdragon
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Thanks for the pointers as to where to get reprints / ebooks etc. I will be checking them out but to be honest I just love handling the original article, complete with musty smell & scribbled notes in the margins. That's more magical for me Smile
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I don't think there is one dealer who has all the CD-ROMs....

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The Cd Roms are mainly made by a guy in Texas. I don't have his name on hand. But I have the digital Sphinx and it is great. I can even read it on a plane.

But I understand about the old magazines, I just box 6 boxes of old magazines at a convention and have been going through them all. I xerox article or tricks that interest me and then put them in three ring notebooks by category. Most of the older magazines did not have a good (if any) index system. That is another plus for the digital version is the cross references.

I also have complete file of the new Conjuror's, Linking Ring and Genii. They are not bound as I find them easier to look through and copy out of. They are all stored in magazine type files.

Richard
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Chris Wasshuber at Lybrary.com is the fellow to contact.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

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Chris
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Magazine publisher place to get it
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Jinx Geno Munari most magic shops
New Phoenix Geno Munari most magic shops

Gen Martin Breese http://www.martinbreese.com
The Magic Wand Martin Breese http://www.martinbreese.com
Pentagram Martin Breese http://www.martinbreese.com
Pabular Martin Breese http://www.martinbreese.com
Magic Mag Martin Breese http://www.martinbreese.com
Wizard Martin Breese http://www.martinbreese.com

Sphinx Lybrary.com http://www.lybrary.com
Hugard's Lybrary.com http://www.lybrary.com
Mahatma Lybrary.com http://www.lybrary.com
Sitcks & Stones Lybrary.com http://www.lybrary.com
Visions 2000 Lybrary.com http://www.lybrary.com
Blackstone Comics Lybrary.com http://www.lybrary.com

Linking Ring IBM only for IBM members

I am sure I have missed some. Feel free to extend this list.
BTW, we are working on a few magazines. So stay tuned.

Best,
Chris....Lybrary.com
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Rick Fisher
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Hello, we have over 5,000 Tops, Genii, and Linking Ring magazines in stock from the 1940's - present.
Rick Fisher, President FAB Magic

"One of the largest magic shops in the world!"

www.fabmagic.com
Magiguy
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Jinx and Phoenix are great, but you must also check out Hugard's Magic Monthly (I have all of these on CD, which is very convenient and cost effective). If you're interested in more recent (but discontinued)publications I highly (HIGHLY) recommend investing in the entire series of Apocalypse, Richard's Almanac, and The Looking Glass vol. 1 - 4. If you're planning to subscribe to one or two current publications I would recommend Antimony (and if you're into mentalism check out Mind Over Magic).
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I have pretty much a complete collection of the individual Apocalypse magazine...that's 10 years worth...if anyone is interested, give me a holler.
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