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Hi. can someone tell me about the demon telegraph magazine (I think) by davenports magic years ago. I want to know how many tricks per issue roughly , what kind of magic, also how many pages in each, anything you can tell me thanks
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So do you not know anything about it bud.scott. As I couldn't find anything on google so I had tried that already.
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The following information does not address your specific questions, but it may be of interest to you. According to A Bibliography of Conjuring Periodicals in English: 1781-1983, by James Alfredson and George Daily, Jr. (1986), Demon Telegraph was published from August 1933 through the early 1950s. There were a total of 146 issues; numbers 1-60 were issued as Lewis Davenport’s dealer’s house organ; it became a general publication starting with issue 61 in January 1942. Many issues contained loose advertising flyers.
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Thanks for info. But yes I have the alfredson/daily index. I really wanted to know kind of tricks and that there not all big prop tricks and illusions, and if they have a lot of close up, cards, coins, etc. Thanks
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I recently bought two bound volumes of The Demon Telegraph. The years of 1947 and 1948. In these issues there is a wide variety of tricks, chatter and articles. Of particular interest (to me) are the monthly contributions by Oswald Rae on old-time magicians he had known, like Goldin, Downs, Owen Clark etc. Also the listings of tricks performed by old-time magicians (similar to Programmes of Famous Magicians).

Taking an issue at random for July 1947, there's 28 pages including cover and five of them are advertising pages.

I believe it ran from 1933 to 1951.

When I first wrote to Davenport's (late 60's) they sent me a copy of The Demon Telegram which was all advertising (if I recall correctly). I suspect it followed on from the Demon Telegraph.
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