Magician's Momentoes - A Short Guide

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Although magicians aren't very common today a lot of products have been linked to magicians of the past. If you want to learn magic tricks it is probably best to use these sets/books as a jumping off point, go to specialist magic shops instead  (or search Ebay for something similar) should you require something more professional.

Ali Bongo (1929-2009) A comedy magician, also known as the 'Shriek of Araby'. He also illustrated books. Bongo Hat trick can be purchased. Bongo Book 1966, Be a Magician by Ali Bongo 1979, Ali Bongo's Book of Magic 1987, Juggling for All 1991-5.

David Nixon (1919-1978) He was also a dancer and singer, as well as presenter. He was also a panelist on What's My Line. He created a Magic Box of tricks. The only book available is "The Magic Box" published by Picollo in 1973.

Paul Daniels - (Newton Edward Daniels)  Magician and presenter. (1938-)  Magic apron, various magic sets.  Paul Daniels Magic Book, Picollo 1980, Paul Daniels More Magic Picollo, 1981; The Paul Daniels Magic Annual 1983;  77 Popular Games and Tricks, 1985 Ali Bongo's Book of Magic 1987 50 Easy Card Tricks 1995. Wizbit Paul Daniels Annual 1998, Under No Illusion (Autobiography) 2000

Tommy Cooper Comedy Magician, famous for wearing fez and saying "Just like that!" Comedy Heroes/Comedy Greats/The Complete Series DVD or video. Very Best of Tommy Cooper audio, Books - Just Like That (reprinted 2004)  Biography-Always Leave Them Laughing by John Fisher, 2006. Tommy Cooper's Joke Book by John Fisher 2009.

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