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Noel Maskelyne

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Noel Maskelyne
BornDecember 23, 1899
DiedAugust 23, 1976 (age 76)
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Noel Maskelyne (December 23, 1899 - August 23, 1976), born in England to Nevil Maskelyne, started out as an electrical engineer, then joined the Maskelyne company after his father died.


Brother of Jasper Maskelyne, he presented the illusions he the Uncanny Woman, Spirit Paintings, Telescript, and wrote a magical sketch entitled "Kang Hi Vase" between 1926 and 1933 at St. George's Hall.

His own death brought the end to the Maskelyne magic dynasty, as the last surviving male magician of the Maskelyne family. Although his sister Mary (Mrs. Sterndale Bennett) survived until March 10, 2000 also performed with him during the St. George Hall days.



  • Cover, The Sphinx, Vol. 32, No. 12, February 1934
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 62, No. 1598, September 1976, Noel Maskelyne died, by George Jenness, page 219
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 70, No. 775, November 1976, Obituary, Noel Maskelyne, by Peter Warlock, page 192
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Maskelyne, Noël engl. Zauberkünstler, (*23.12.1899; †23.08.1976), page 226