NO. 189


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No. 189 • June 2015

Contents

Words of Welcome, David Ben • 4
Two Friends: A Tribute to Jim Alfredson, George Daily • 6
Collecting Dell O’Dell, Michael Claxton • 14
The Magic of Friendship: Charles Dickens and Cornelius Felton, Ian Keable • 32
Charles Bertram, Money and Magic, Peter Brunning • 44
A Day in the Life of a Binder, Leo Behnke • 58

Conference Corner – Reviewed by Michael Claxton

The Yankee Gathering XV • 66
Midwest Magic History Weekend • 76

Fact Checking John Scarne’s The Odds Against Me, Bjorn Hanson • 88