Abbott's TOPS Magazine (1951 to 1954) -- two different issues
Okay, here is a wonderful nostalgia item, yes, but also some solid magic information and knowledge. What is old is again new at some point, and there is a lot of "new" in these old magazines. There are columns on promotion and marketing from Tommy Windsor, columns on patter from Sid Lorraine, stuff from Eddie Joseph also. Great old advertisements that will have you smiling (like wouldn't you love to get Ormond McGill's complete set of Psychic Magic books for $10?? A set went on eBay last year for about 15 times that amount!) Another ad that I just love is for the Ladies Panties Blendo! Ah, the days before political correctness!! But the ads are more than just humorous nostalgia -- great ideas for new tricks and presentations if you turn on your creativity.
These mags are duplicates from my run of Tops. Otherwise, I would not be parting with them. No way, no how! I find too many good ideas for my own new routines here. You want new and different? Get old! These mags will inspire you. You get two different issues.
Mint condition and almost Mint condition -- just the slightest hint of wear and rub around some of the edges. These mags are in really nice shape after 56 years!! No guarantee on which month or year you'll get, but they all have fun and useful info in them!