Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1981 First Action Auction Flea market (by Abbott’s Magic)

ABBOTT’S FIRST ANNUAL FALL CLEARANCE SALE OCTOBER 17TH – SATURDAY – STARTING 1:00 P.M. Hundreds of items…Grab bags…Auction…Some New…Some Old…Some Dusty. We’ve cleaned house, both…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

Abbott’s Mourns Loss Of Recil Bordner (by Sid Lorraine)

Magicians everywhere, were shocked and saddened to learn of Recil Bordner’s sudden death. A few weeks earlier he had been joking, kidding and helping many…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1981 Get Together Recil Bordner Memorial (by Frances Marshall)

When an affair as large as an Abbott Get-Together is over, the big picture fades and the memories break down into moments of remembrance-mostly happy,…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1980 Get Together (by Frances Marshall)

That means the Get-Together, the homecoming for well over a thousand magic minded people; the event of the year for many. A fifty dollar registration;…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1980 Lorayne & Fox Engage In Magic Duel (by Abbott Magic)

Harry Lorayne was the perfect choice for Honored Guest at the first annual Abbott Closeup Convention. Late Friday a friendly Magic Duel took place at…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1980 First Closeup Convention Features Harry Lorayne (by Abbott’s Magic)

Harry Lorayne will be the feature at Abbott’s first annual close-up convention this Spring of 1980. If you have been invited try not to miss…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1980 Abbott’s Begins Selling Puppets (by Abbott’s Magic)

People who visit Abbotts will now be able to choose from an assortment of hand held puppets that can be used in their acts, either…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1979 Get Together (by Frances Marshall)

“Fifty dollars! What’s getting into Recil? Fifty dollars for what?” Even Recil knows that these were the comments here and there after the Abbott Homecoming…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1978 Earl Ray Wilcox Wins First Baird/Foster Trophy (by Abbott’s Magic)

Named after Bill Baird and Neil Foster, the Baird/Foster award is given annually to the performer who has demonstrated the best manipulations during the Get…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1978 Get Together (by Frances Marshall)

BUSTIN’ OUR TAILS FOR RECIL – If you think that title lacks dignity, you may be right. But let me tell you that a comment…

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