Sam’s Scrapbook – Volume 1

This “Scrapbook” is a small, haphazard collection of some of my contributions to the Art of Magic, over the past 50 years. Since the late 1960’s I have contributed hundreds of my ideas to over a dozen national and international magic magazines, run a Magician’s service producing over 2000 magic items, (some hundreds of which … Read more

Sam’s Scrapbook – Vol 2

Over 50 years, I have run a Magician’s service, producing and supplying several hundreds of thousands of pieces of over 2500 varieties of props to magic dealers and magicians worldwide, with retail sale value exceeding a million dollars a year over several years, so I figure we have been doing something right ! Many were … Read more

Sam’s Scrapbook – Volume 3

This is my third Scrapbook composed in this month (March 2023). Even though when I mull over my commercial effects and magazine contributions from the decades gone by, the volume of material seems ample for a few more. But everything I wrote or created is not worth recording or re-publishing in this collection.I found two … Read more

Sam’s Scrapbook – Volume 4

When I compiled volume 3 of these “Scrapbooks” I had mentioned it would be the last, unless I found some of my material in Abra and other periodicals I had no access to, along with a few of my earlier contribution and creations. Just two days after publication of Volume 3, I received an email … Read more

Swami & Mantra – Combined offer

You can now get both the above magazines as a bundled offer, at a special savings. Please note these are not a clumsily scanned facsimile of the Kaufman edition, illegal and unauthorized copies of which are being sold on the internet. This is a fully searchable and authorized PDF version of the books, created by … Read more

Mantra Magazine Complete

Mantra continues where Swami left off with fascinating mix of traditional Indian magic and western style magic. Sam Dalal writes in his introduction: …One of the reasons for the popularity of these magazines is that much of it is devoted to a branch of bizarre or geek magic, not normally covered in the regular magic … Read more