No. 183

May 2012

Contents

Words of Welcome, David Ben • 4
Magic Posters, Mario Carrandi • 6
A Magical Oasis, Various • 10
Poster Preservation – Part One, Charles Greene III • 36
Poster Preservation – Part Two: Taking Care of Your Posters, Pietro Micheli • 44
The Eye of the Beholder, David Ben • 56

Conference Corner

The 43rd Magic Collectors Weekend, Dustin Stinett • 66

Book Reviews

Charles Dickens: Conjurer, Mesmerist, and Showman, Jim Alfredson • 80
Artifice, Ruse & Erdnase, The Search for One Who May
Not Want to be Found, Bill Mullins • 82
Ray Goulet, Recollections of a Renaissance Man, James Alan • 84
Dirty Feet: Stories of Really Terrific People, Jim Alfredson • 85
Gibecière, Winter 2012, James Alan • 86
Art, Illusion & Secrets, James Alan • 87

Frank Dailey: An Appreciation, Tom Ewing • 88