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Jimmy Sanders

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Jimmy Sanders

Cover of Genii (1943)
BornJames Jernigan Sanders
June 11, 1894
DiedAugust 22, 1971 (age 77)

Jimmy Sanders (1894-1971) was a magician, ventriloquist, and owner of The Sanders Manufacturing Co.


Sanders was reared on a farm and when only 22 years of age organized what became The Sanders Manufacturing Co., a leading novelty manufacturing.

He was in demand as an entertainer in his home city of Nashville and surrounding territory.[1]

He served as Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Ventriloquists, Territorial Vice President of Tennessee for the I. B. M., a member of the S. A. M., Cercle Magique of Nashville and the Magicians Club of Nashville.[2]

Sanders' items that he was known for were his "Hole-Tite" Pencils, and Color-Changing Pocket Knives. [3]


  1. Cover, Genii 1943 November
  2. James J. (Jimmy) Sanders, Esq. By Bob Weill, Linking Ring, January 1944 (cover)
  3. Broken Wand, MUM, March 1972