Magicol No. 179 is now at the printers!
And, it’s another jam-packed issue (one of our biggest to date) talking about fakes, forgeries and … odours! Starting off with the American Zig-Zag Scandal, Mike Caveney recounts the blatant theft of Robert Harbin’s miracle illusion, The Zig-Zag Girl. Arthur Moses warns and educates readers on how to avoid the pitfalls of buying Houdini Memorabilia Fakes. Gabe Fajuri tests our knowledge on frauds, fakes and hidden messages in conjuror periodicals.
We also welcome back our regulars: John Carney shares his latest gem in Gimmicks, Gadgets and Gizmos; and Clay Shevlin has written a great article which details the “real terms” for describing book conditions grading standards. Chris Brinson adds even further insight to grading in his article, Bibliography & Magical Odours: An Investigation into the Olfactory Aspects of Magical Book Collecting.
Thank you Richard Hatch for providing another rich and delightful review of Masters of Illusion – Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age.
Books reviewed in this issue: The Last Greatest Magician in the World, Unspeakable Acts, Gibeciere Vol. 6 No. 1 and The Great Lafayette.
Byron Walker rounds out the issue with a tribute and appreciation of Dr. Robert Albo.
We hope you enjoy this latest offering of Magicol.