The Gen magazine was published by Harry Stanley just after the second world war. The first issue came out in December 1945. The magazine was published for 26 years with 303 issues covering a total of 8,685 pages. Lewis Ganson, one of the greatest magical writers ever, was the editor until 1971.
THE EVER READY SPELLER (Al Koran): An excellent impromptu card trick where a selected card is revealed after reciting any jingle (or a short poem). Funny stuff. Can be done in any language!
MY NAME YOUR NAME (Lewis Ganson): The selected card is revealed using the name of a spectator!
BETWEEN THE ACES (Don Loder): You give the four Aces to a spectator to hold. A selected card vanishes from the deck and reappears between the Aces!
ADD-A-PAIR (Tom Sellers): You find two selected cards from a shuffled deck without any help from card keys or other devices!
CARD PENETRATION AND CHANGE (Cy Endfield): One of the best impromptu card tricks ever. I have been doing this for 40 years. You will never stop doing it. Trust me!
THE FOUR BLACKS (Stanley Jaks): Four cards blank on both sides are shown and two are selected and given to a spectator. The pips indicating a selected card appear between those two cards!
SILK PENETRO (Hans Trixer): Simply: A ball penetrates a silk handkerchief!
HOW MANY? (Gerald Kosky): Three dice: Two are placed in the hand and one in the pocket. When the hand is opened three dice roll out. This is repeated twice more. On the third occasion one die of a different color appears and it changes to a die which is blank without spots!
THE NEVER MISSING LINK (Stewart James): A card is selected and replaced. Two other cards are used to find the selection. These two cards, together, form another card that was predicted by you!
TERMINUS (Roy Walton): A selected card placed between the two red Aces in one packet vanishes and reappears face up in a second packet!