Written by Stephen Minch
Work of Vanni Bossi
192 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn
Language: English
82 entries
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Stephen Minch Acknowledgements
Roberto Giobbi Vanni Bossi: A Foreword and an Appreciation
  • Vanni, the Friend
  • Vanni, the Man and His Work
  • Vanni, the Collector and Scholar
  • Vanni, the Italian Star
  • Vanni, His Magic in These Pages
Stephen Minch Preface
Vanni Bossi La Belle Captive chosen card appears in glass, which is moved along tabled spread
Also published here 3
Vanni Bossi One-Handed Top Palm Handling with table-top safety
José Carroll The Card in the Glass card in glass changes
Vanni Bossi Card under Glass Production cards appear under glass several times
Inspired by 6
Vanni Bossi Framing the Sandman card appears in frame minus torn corner, ungaffed
Inspired byVariations 8
Vanni Bossi Torn Corner Handling corner torn and switched
Vanni Bossi Milking the Force cards drawn from top and bottom until stopped, then bottom card is force card, discrepant
Related toAlso published here 15
Vanni Bossi, Fred Kaps The Moth of the Tosh Tosheroon, face card of the deck changes into chosen card under a candle
Related to 17
Vanni Bossi Chink-a-Flame chink-a-chink with lit candles, only effect described
Vanni Bossi The Scrunch Fold while deck is turned over, into sixth
Related to 19
Vanni Bossi The U.T.N. Card Fold "Under Their Nose", folding a palmed card in sixth while displaying top card of deck
Vanni Bossi The Money Card signed selection found folded in wallet with bills, face-outwards dummy
Vanni Bossi Card in the Head card found folded floating on head of someone's beer
Vanni Bossi With Your Peanuts card folded to can of peanuts, reel
Vanni Bossi Peanut Prediction number of peanuts in can guessed by spectator, number written on bottom of can
Vanni Bossi Bottom Feeder card folded to ring box, no switch
Vanni Bossi The Folding Color Change folded card is unfolded and displayed, folded up and unfolded again and is transformed
Vanni Bossi The Card in Finger Ring signed card appears rolled onto magic wand with spectator's ring onto it, Hofzinser Problem, two handlings:
  • All Conditions Met
  • With a Duplicate Ring
Vanni Bossi Secretly Rolling a Card "Under Their Noses" type
Vanni Bossi Ring Switch in the hand
Vanni Bossi Fresco rubber-banded deck, novel wax management
Vanni Bossi Stolen Goods stealing top card(s) into left hand from small packet as it is removed with right hand, cop or bent cop
Related toAlso published here 60
Vanni Bossi The Fan Flip Steal a few cards fanned in right hand, fan closed and taken into other hand, face card(s) stolen into left hand low lateral palm
Also published here 62
Vanni Bossi Cornered three locator cards
  • The Incised Corner
  • The Thin Corner
  • The Jointed Corner
Vanni Bossi A Germain Twist rubber banded deck put in transparent plastic bag, face card transforms into selection
Inspired by 68
Vanni Bossi A Golden Change card held on corner tossed onto table transforms visually
Vanni Bossi Face-Down Golden Change card tossed on table, face-card lapped
Vanni Bossi Golden Card Stab indifferent card stabbed into deck, but not next to selection, it changes into selection
Vanni Bossi A Rested Palm table edge position for classic palm
Also published here 74
Vanni Bossi Buckle Fan Hideout one-handed fanning of small packet with one double card, with lay-down, two handlings
Also published here 76
Vanni Bossi The Bossi Four-as-Three Display with one-handed lay-down
Also published here 80
Vanni Bossi The Case of Mistaken Identity two selections, deck cased, one selection appears on palm, it changes into second selection
Inspired by 84
Vanni Bossi Color Change with Case paint brush type change when stroking single card with cased deck
Vanni Bossi Stick-Stab unprapared newspaper sheet is glued shut with deck inside, stabbed with knife
Vanni Bossi The Surfing Card Stab deck spread on table, joker placed on spread, spread turned over and joker rides along and slides into spread next to selection
Concave Crimp like gambler's glimpse
Vanni Bossi Double Toss throwing several cards on table, one which are a double, vacuum
Related to 95
Vanni Bossi The Secluded Card Rise deck in clear plastic bag, selection rises, optional use of metal crank attached to suction cup
Vanni Bossi, Tom Sellers Straight Up with a Twist card rises and spins once, secret rubber tipped pencil
Inspired by 101
Vanni Bossi Under a Tack signed card appears thumb tacked to underside of table
Vanni Bossi Tack-Card Gimmick card holding a thumb tack
Vanni Bossi Prematrix four coins appear under cards taken from shuffled deck, ungaffed
Vanni Bossi Hangups four coins vanish one by one and reappear
  • First Disappearance
  • Second Disappearance
  • Third Disappearance
  • Fourth Disappearance
  • The Reproduction
Inspired by 115
Edge Grip
Vanni Bossi Front Sleeving one-handed from closed fist
Vanni Bossi Hole-Due-Chination two china coins penetrate string repeatedly
  • First Penetration
  • Second Penetration
  • Third Penetration
Vanni Bossi No Fleshy Barrier large coin through hand
Vanni Bossi Back-of-Hand Sleeving
Vanni Bossi A Trick to Please the Pope little coin from large coins, ungaffed
Inspired by
  • "Fertile Coins" (Steve Dacri, 1974)
Vanni Bossi The Flaming Coin-Fold paper burned with coin inside, also for finger ring
Vanni Bossi Spin Master
Vanni Bossi Okito, Italian Style various Okito Box things
Vanni Bossi, Frank Thompson Turnover 1 tabled, independently by Frank Thompson, more credit information
Related to 146
Vanni Bossi Turnover 2 tabled
Vanni Bossi Turnover 3 tabled
Vanni Bossi Turnover 4
Vanni Bossi, Theo "Okito" Bamberg Turnover 5 finessed
Vanni Bossi Turnover 6 with steal of coin inside
Related to
  • Greg Webb (MUM, Vol. 99 No. 6, Nov. 2009, p. 35)
Vanni Bossi Turnover 7
Related to 154
Vanni Bossi Turnover 8 gravity, box and lid released and drop into other hand
Vanni Bossi Turnover 9 gravity, box and lid released and drop into other hand
Vanni Bossi Righting the Base 1
Vanni Bossi Righting the Base 2 tabled
Vanni Bossi A Simultaneous Turnover and Steal applied to coin through hand and box
Related to
  • David Lederman (MUM, Vol. 54 No. 9, Feb. 1965, p. 432)
Vanni Bossi The Jet Masqué Load from reversed box into fist
Vanni Bossi Half-Buck Torture Cell coin Okito box, box filled with water and put on fist, water penetrates box, then coin
Vanni Bossi The Other Gypsy's Switch using handkerchief
Vanni Bossi Stick It to Them coin stuck to performer's forehead with tape transposes with coin in spectator's hand
Earl "Presto" Johnson Palm to Palm Switch
Vanni Bossi High Strung and Lapless through table into glass, coin on thread
  • First Penetration
  • Second Penetration
  • Third Penetration
  • Fourth Penetration
Muscle Pass brief
Vanni Bossi The Vacuum Tip thumb tip handling for loading into silk and stealing it
Vanni Bossi True Pencil through Bill pencil really through bill, special glue
Vanni Bossi We're Being Followed performed in car during driving, signed card in deck, deck sprung out of window, later card shown at back of car stuck to rear window
Related to 187
Vanni Bossi Resealing the Wrapper, Come Bossi
Vanni Bossi, Tony Binarelli The Deep End signed selection in deck, deck wrapped in paper and thrown into swimming pool, one card rises to top, the selection
Freddie Fah Sinking Card cards thrown in pool, only selection sinks
Vanni Bossi, Tony Binarelli Floater card with foam layer
Vanni Bossi Sugar Locator Card
Inspired by 190
Data entered by Denis Behr.