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NEMCA SUMMER PICNIC

Sunday, June 11th ~11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Francis Farm, 27 Francis Farm Rd. Rehoboth, MA, 02769

See Francis Farm for details and directions.

$37 PER PERSON, TAX AND TIP INCLUDED. This event is open to NEMCA members and non-members. Reserve your spot by mailing your reservation form by May 15th.

Discoverie of Witchcraft

Join us in the air-conditioned indoor pavilion, with a delightful complete dinner, magical events and entertainment.

DINNER
Deluxe Hot and Cold Buffet, Garden Salad, , Chicken Marsala, Italian Meatballs, Platter of American Cheese, Deli Turkey and Roast Beef. Lemonade and Coffee with Dinner.

A MAGIC FLEA MARKET
Bring your magic items to sell, with a flea market starting at noon.

A MAGIC AUCTION
After the Flea Market, an Auction where your magic items will be sold auction style, with no fee charged. You set the minimum price so it will sell for what you want, the winning bid is all yours, and you collect from the buyers.

A MAGIC SHOW
An after Dinner Magic Show, with notable talent, that will amaze and amuse, with mysteries and laughter. Featuring the magic of: John Bach, Alan the Uncanny, Bob Olson (MC), and young magicians Stephen Smolak and Danny Winter.

One Free Picnic to the lucky winner: All attendees will have their names put into a drawing. If your name is drawn, your picnic cost will be refunded, so you will win one free picnic!

Call your friends and join us in Rehoboth. Don't miss the fun!
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David Oliver
Yankee Gathering XVI Wrap-up

Thank you to all attendees for making Yankee Gathering XVI such a memorable event. It was wonderful seeing old and new friends.

Whether you attended the latest Yankee Gathering or not, you'll want to read Frank Dudgeon's excellent overview of the event.

Attention collectors and biblophiles: Yankee Collector #17 is now available for purchase online. This issue contains articles from 17 contributors with nearly 200 pages of magic history and collector knowledge.

See you in 2018!

Upcoming Collecting Events

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Three Ring Auction

Potter & Potter Auction, Saturday, July 23rd from 10am - 5pm, CST.

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls of all ages! The greatest auction house on earth is now offering for sale an ostentations & overwhelming number of gorgeous and artistic antiques and relics from the world's most unrivaled of circuses, carnivals and wild west shows!

Included in this not-to-be-missed extravaganza of an auction will be carousel horses, sideshow banners, circus posters and lithographs, Buffalo Bill and wild west memorabilia and ephemera, Coney Island Amusement Park relics, and oh, so much more! Photographs, autographs, wagons, banners, wood carvings, signs, and other fantastic objects sure to delight and amuse will all go on the auction block!

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Featured Magic History and Collecting Sites

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Hermann Throwing Card

Propelled Pasteboards: Judge Gary Brown, Tom Ewing, and Gary Frank have collaborated to create an an entertaining and thoughtful blog dedicated to the art and history of Throwing Cards.

For more than a century, magicians have dazzled audiences by throwing playing cards with remarkable power, speed and precision. Some conjurers propelled cards to showcase their extraordinary skill and dexterity, bouncing cards against the rear wall of the theater, sailing them into the balcony or landing them in the laps of specific spectators. Visit the Propelled Pasteboards site to learn ore about this amazing specialty.