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dont have the details yet, but Dr. Robert Albo
the great collector of magical apparatus - passed away today.
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Dr Robert J(ames)"Bob", MD, MIMC
(Oakland, California: 8 May 1932- ) General, vascular, &
oncological surgeon in Piedmont, California. Physician for
the Golden State Warriors, the Raiders, & formerly the
A's. Amateur magician. Has world's largest and finest collection
of antique magic props, with over 6,000 items plus 30 [sic]
posters, all over 50 years old. Partner in the Palace of Magic
shop on Pier 39 in San Francisco & junior partner in Magic
Island at Newport Beach (& formerly of its Houston branch).
1984 AMA Special Fellowship. 1989 AMA Literary Fellowship.
1 video (forthcoming 1991).
Co-authored 8 books on magic prop makers & their products,
beginning with The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs (1973, 228pp).
Also (with Deutsch & Johannsen), The Magic of Germany
(1994), The Magic of America (1995, 103pp), & The Magic
of Holland (forthcoming).