Posted in 1934 - 1960 The Percy Abbott Era

1960 Get Together Cancelled – Percy Abbott Memorial (by Rev Bodley)

On August 30, 1960, it was my sad duty to officiate at the funeral rites of a great friend and faithful citizen, Percy Abbott. The…

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1959 Recil Bordner Purchases Percy’s Half Of Abbotts (by Patrick West)

Percy’s partner from the beginning, Recil Bordner, purchased Abbott’s half of the business and became sole owner of the world’s largest magical apparatus manufacturing firm….

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1959 Percy Abbott Retires (by Patrick West)

Percy Abbott had arrived in the United States in 1926, enroute to England. He had never completed his journey. Following the Get-Together of 1959, he…

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1958 Get Together To Be Held In Niles MI (by Howard Melson)

After the success of last years event, we decided to repeat it again in Niles. The affair will again be held in a new and…

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1958 Abbott’s Mourn The Loss Of Howard “Mel” Melson (by Gene Gordon)

Magicians are always intimating that the spirits do return to the scenes of their past triumphs. If such a thing is possible, then our new…

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1958 Last Issue Of Tops Magazine Published (by Patrick West)

A period of decline in the popularity of magic set in, and the expansion of the late 1940’s were contrasted by the atrophy of the…

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1957 Get Together To Be Held In Niles MI (by Howard Melson)

There’s good news this month – the Abbott Magic Get-Together for 1957 Is to be held in Niles, Mich., the week of August 26, and…

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1956 Get Together (by Percy Abbott)

Battle Creek, Mich., was the location for this year’s affair and the consensus of the registrants was that it was a good “set-up”. The showroom…

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1955 Chami Khan Performs His Infamous Crucifixion (by Percy Abbott)

“One misguided year, the feature was a crucifixion.” quote by Frances Marshall at the 50th Get Together celebration.

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1955 Get Together (by Demon Rembrandt)

Well, it truly was a grand affair and a good time was had by all. That would be the 1955 edition of the Abbott Magic…

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