John Ramsay (magician)

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John Ramsay
Born John Ramsay
13 March 1877
Ayr, Scotland
Died 19 January 1962 (1962-01-20) (aged 84)
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 Episode one by Andrew Galloway (1971)
  • 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". Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008. 

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