Russ Walsh Playing Cards
2d Playing Card Decks
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RUSS WALSH PLAYING CARDS Still sealed Chicago Magican

Maker is unspecified (Custom Made), Undated (probably 50's or 60's).
Inventor of the appearing cane.
Product Details
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Russell Walsh

Born William Russell Walsh
May 14, 1894
Cleveland, Ohio
Died May 29, 1971 (age 77)
Applewood Nursing Home in Matteson, Illinois
W. R. "Russ" Walsh (1894-1971) was an amateur magician who served as president of both S.A.M. and the I.B.M..[1]

Walsh invented Appearing Cane in 1947.[2]

He lived in Chicago in the 1950s[3]

Walsh Cane Routines written by Francis Martineau (1945)
↑ The Sphinx, Vol. 31, No. 5, Jul 1932, Who's Who in Magic, page 205
↑ Genii Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1939, Cover, Russ Walsh, page 69
The Sphinx, Vol. 42, No. 4, June 1943, You Should Know Russ Walsh, page 90
The Linking Ring, Vol. 29, No. 2, April 1949, Chicago Parade, William R. (Russ) Walsh by John Braun, page 93
Genii Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 8, April 1952, INVENTS TRICKS SO GOOD HE DOES THEM HIMSELF by Charles A. Rosskam, page 315
The Linking Ring, Vol. 40, No. 9, November 1960, Magic Dealers Association Parade, Russ Walsh, page 83
The Linking Ring, Vol. 51, No. 1, January 1971, OUR COVER RUSS WALSH, page 44
The Linking Ring, Vol. 51, No. 7, July 1971, Broken Wand, W. RUSSELL WALSH, page 107
The New Tops, Vol. 11, No. 7, July 1971, William Russell Walsh, by Clarke Crandall, page 27
The Linking Ring, Vol. 51, No. 8, August 1971, RUSS WALSH, page 101
M-U-M, Vol. 61, No. 4, September 1971, BROKEN WAND, page 13