Cover of Genii (1988)
|Born||Robert James Albo|
May 8, 1932
|Died||February 21, 2011 (age 78) |
Dr Robert J "Bob" Albo (1932-2011), MD, MIMC, was an amateur magician, magic collector, a surgeon and physician for several sports teams including the Golden State Warriors, the Raiders, and the A's.
Albo had one of the world's largest and finest collection of antique magic props and authored many books on collecting.
He was a partner in the Palace of Magic shop on Pier 39 in San Francisco and the Magic Island in California. He was also on the Collector's Workshop Board of Advisers.
One of his last magic related public appearance was at the November 2010 NEMCA convention.
Most of his magic collection is in the David Copperfield collection.
- 1983 Academy of Magical Arts Special Fellowship
- 1988 Academy of Magical Arts Literary Fellowship
- 1991 Magic Collectors' Weekend honoree
- 2004 Yankee Gathering honoree
- Obit Genii 2011 May