John Ramsay (magic)

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John Ramsay (magic)
Born 13 March 1877
Ayr, ScotlandScotland
Died 19 January 1962
Cause of death
Natural causes
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Grocer, Amateur magician
Known for Magic

John Ramsay (13 March 1877 – 19 January 1962) was a Scottish magician. He has been described, by Alex Proctor, former President of the Scottish Conjurers' Association, as a "magician's magician, who loved to trick fellow conjurers".[1]

John Ramsay performed at the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) convention in Batavia, New York and Chicago, in 1950.[2] In 1955, he won the micromagic category at the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM), held in Amsterdam.[3] He also served as president of the British Ring of the IBM.[2] John Ramsay is the only magician in the world with a garden named after him; Ramsay Gardens, in his native town of Ayr, Scotland.[1]

Published works[edit]

  • John Ramsay's Routine For Cups and Balls. Victor Farelli (1948)
  • John Ramsay's Cylinder and Coins. Victor Farelli (1948)
  • The Triple Restoration. Victor Farelli (1949)
  • Four Little Beans (a Comedy Trick). John Ramsay & Victor Farelli (1952)
  • The Ramsay Legend by Andrew Galloway (1969)
  • The Ramsay Classics by Andrew Galloway (1977)
  • The Ramsay Finale by Andrew Galloway (1982)
  • Ramsay Legend Revised by Andrew Galloway (1985)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Council Conjure Up Plan For Memorial Garden". Scottish Conjurers' Association. Retrieved 16 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "John Ramsay". MagicPedia. Retrieved 16 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "FISM World Championship of Magic winner 1948 to 1958". Retrieved 16 October 2008. [dead link]

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