Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Karl Fulves

136 pages (Paperback), published by Dover Publications
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(111 entries)


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Karl Fulves Introduction v
Karl Fulves Easy Money Magic chapter intro 1
Karl Fulves Quarter Bet No. 1, quarter under half dollar changes into dime, heads or tail presentation 1
Unknown Money Changer No. 2, dime changes in half dollar in seemingly empty hands 2
Unknown Edge Grip Display 2
Monty Crowe Five Riser No. 3, two bills are rolled up in perpendicular position, when unrolled, the former bottom bill is now on top, topologicalAlso published here 4
Dr. Edward G. Ervin One from Two No. 4, two coins clearly shown, one placed in pocket, it comes back, featuring three-coin arrangement that can be shown from both sides as two coins, also for six-as-three coinsVariations 5
Karl Fulves Quick Print No. 5, several blank papers, they are folded and put in cup, one removed, it changes into bill 6
Sam Aaronson Quick Copper No. 6, copper and silver coins alternated, four coins tossed in other hand, the coins have separated, slightly smaller diameter and strip-outRelated to 7
Unknown Animation No. 7, six copper coins and one silver coin in handkerchief, silver coin apparently doesn't like that and the handkerchief shakes widely, at doorway edge, part of handkerchief behind door, gag 9
Tony Kardyro Never Was No. 8, coin vanishes with handkerchief, unload under band of wrist watch 10
Karl Fulves Stand-Up Magic chapter intro 12
Bob Hummer Slap Coin No. 9, coin in closed fist, other hand on top, quick upward motion and coin lies on top of fistAlso published here 12
Bruce Elliott Slap Coin Variation several coins penetrate from inside fist to topInspired by 13
Unknown Money Makes Money No. 10, coin from bill 14
Clayton Rosencrance Bill Display coin hidden behind bill and transferred from side to side 14
Harry Baker Penny-Tration No. 11, seven pennies counted in spectator's hand, one penetrates itAlso published here 15
Gaylord E. Hill Impromptu Bill Vanish No. 12, rolled up behind ear, apparently vanishes from spectator's handAlso published here 16
Ross Bertram Crash Glass No. 13, through bottom of glassAlso published here 18
John V. Hope, Robert Olsen Hot Silver No. 14, marked coin vanishes from handkerchief and reappears in another handkerchief in paper bag, featuring sleeving while wrapping coin 19
Karl Fulves Air Traffic No. 15, coin in fist, pen pushed through and coin vanishes, repeat and coin reappears, using pen clip 21
Karl Fulves Higher No. 16, coin placed in eye like monocle, performer slowly turns around and coin vanishes, reappears on top of head (duplicate) 22
Karl Fulves Matter Thru Matter chapter intro 24
J. W. Sarles Drop Kick No. 17, one of four coins under cup penetrates table 24
Dr. Jacob Daley Timing Pattern No. 18, two coins counted on table, one held underneath, top coin joins, rhythmAlso published here 25
Karl Fulves, Slydini Tunnel Move No. 19, one coin penetrates table, extra coin 27
Unknown Glass Go No. 20 29
Ross Bertram, J. W. Sarles Rub a Dub No. 21, coin rubbed through table, backwards movement during rubbing, with Bertram patter and Sarles idea of using two coins of which only one penetrates 31
Karl Fulves Winged Silver No. 22, coin vanishes from covered glass, reappears in ball of woolInspired by 33
Karl Fulves Coin Stunts chapter intro 35
Unknown Stay Put No. 23, balancing-on-finger stunt 35
Unknown Flip Out No. 24, coin spins strangely when tossed up 36
Unknown The Pivot No. 25, two coins held between fingers, first finger flips it to back, poker chip flourish 37
Unknown Reflexes No. 26, bill dropped through fingers, cannot be caught 38
Unknown Metal bending No. 27, coin apparently soft and bent back and forth 39
Unknown Tower of Nickels No. 28, stack of coins, problem to move top coin one coin down without touching the stack 40
Unknown Billflip No. 29, coaster flip flourish at table edge with wallet 40
Tom Fitzgerald Spread the Wealth No. 30, eight-pointed star, coins have to be moved, puzzleAlso published here 41
Unknown Penny Hex No. 31, layout puzzle with six coins 42
Unknown Dates No. 32, finding the year 1776 on a dollar bill 43
Unknown Snow No. 33, looking for anagram of "night snow" on dollar bill 43
Unknown Key and Scale No. 34, finding a key and a scale on a dollar bill 43
Unknown On the Line No. 35, line on paper, placing three coins on paper so that two heads are on one side and two tails on other side of line 44
Unknown Triangle Solitaire No. 36, coin layout game/puzzle 44
Unknown Touch Four No. 37, layout puzzle 45
Unknown Two-Headed Coin No. 38, "how many heads on a quarter?" 45
Unknown How Many Eyes? No. 39, "how many eyes on a dollar bill?", catch question 45
Unknown Betting Lincoln No. 40, trick question about tossing a bill up 46
Unknown Not a Half No. 41, trick question about two coins 46
Unknown Penny Catch No. 42, trick question 46
Unknown Penny Checkers No. 43, layout puzzle 46
Unknown How Many Ones? No. 44, "how many ones on every dollar bill?", puzzle 47
Unknown Date Bet No. 45, guessing year on coin, trick question 47
R. J. Cooper Balancing Act No. 46, balancing coin on bill 47
Emil Jarrow Confucius Coins No. 47, coin layout puzzleAlso published here 48
G. W. Lewthwaite Sharper's Game No. 48, layout puzzle with coins on checkerboard, spectator loses 50
Karl Fulves At the Table chapter intro 51
David Devant, Dai Vernon Nimble Nickels No. 49, ten coins in two rows, picked up in pairs, one coin moved across, they all travel across, double toss 51
Unknown Twist No. 50, coin vanishes from handkerchief, reappears under salt shaker 53
Unknown Penny Ante No. 51, one coin under each hand, travel to same hand 55
Dr. Jacob Daley Mobility No. 52, three coins and two cardsAlso published here 56
Karl Fulves Down Under No. 53, coin wrapped in handkerchief apparently tossed through ceiling, it come back from below table 57
Karl Fulves Cover Up No. 54, simplified matrix 60
John V. Hope, Robert Olsen Duet No. 55, two coins wrapped in handkerchief, named one penetrates table 62
Karl Fulves Swindle Switch chapter introRelated to 65
Jean Hugard The Masked Move No. 56, coin and bill in handkerchief, named item penetrates it 65
Stewart Judah Thru the Ring No. 57, coin in handkerchief, ends threaded through a ring, coin penetrates ringAlso published here 67
Karl Fulves Lockpick No. 58, coin under handkerchief and key on other side transpose 68
Jack Miller Miller's Magic No. 59, one-handed coin-through-handkerchief 69
Karl Fulves Prepared Tricks chapter intro 72
Karl Fulves Half and Half No. 60, borrowed one-dollar bill in envelope, cut in two, two half dollar coins come outInspired by 72
James F. Herpick Envelope Switch Also published here 73
Karl Fulves Two Coins No. 61, two coins under two cards, one travels to the other, coins connected with threadInspired by 74
Karl Fulves Porous Coin No. 62, coin wrapped in paper is penetrated by pinInspired by 77
Ronald B. Edwards, Karl Fulves Moneyfly No. 63, coin travels into spectator's hand, using money tray made from billInspired by 78
Karl Fulves Safe Deposit No. 64, one and five dollar bill, fiver vanishes and reappears in box, one folded to look like two bills with fake index 80
Unknown Magnetizo No. 65, one bill clings to another 81
Karl Fulves Mystic Dime No. 66, coins travel from one paper cup to another under the table 82
Karl Fulves Topsy-Turvy No. 67, three copper and three silver coins in one purse, copper coins travel to another purse, silt in purse 85
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Astral Coins No. 68, coins travel through table to under card, thread from coin to cardInspired by 86
Murray Sumner, Rick Johnsson, Yoshio Hirose Puncture No. 69, pen through bill with paper coverInspired by 90
Karl Fulves Shortchange Trick chapter intro 93
Karl Fulves Bunco Bills No. 70Also published here 93
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe, Karl Fulves Shortchanged No. 71, removing bills from spectator's pocket apparently 95
Karl Fulves Bamboozled No. 72, with glued bill flap gaffInspired by 97
Karl Fulves Money Mental chapter intro 101
Ronald B. Edwards Divination No. 73, three nickels, three pennies, three cards (Two, Six, Ten), spectator arranges coins in some way under cards, performer divines layoutAlso published here 101
Bob Hummer, Jack Yates Time Will Tell No. 74, twelve coins on table in circle layout, spectator removes six coins, some head/tail matchingRelated to 102
Al Koran Take One No. 75, three different coins on table, three spectators each take a coin, performer finds out who has which 104
Vic Shoenk, Karl Fulves Destiny No. 76, coin from batch chosen, deck shuffled and dealt into four piles, face cards on piles are the year of the date, e.g. Ace-Nine-Eight-Nine 105
Unknown Card Addition with Pen as pen is removed from outer breast pocket 105
Edward Bagshawe, Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Metalogic No. 77, four coins, each represents a president, one chosen and divined 106
Bob Hummer, Stewart James, Mel Stover, Karl Fulves Immovable Object No. 78, six numbered glasses, coin moved from glass to glass 107
Karl Fulves A Lesson in Timing chapter intro 109
Bill Wisch Easy as 1, 2, 3 No. 79, learning classic palm and false transfer, rhythm 109
Unknown Coin thru Table No. 80 112
Karl Fulves Haunted House chapter intro 113
Roy Walton Thru and Thru No. 81, cup dropped through cup, with coin inside as convincer 113
Karl Fulves Rebound No. 82, silver coin in paper, copper coin in envelope, transposition 114
Karl Fulves The Gathering No. 83, coin travels from under one playing card to another 117
Karl Fulves Sealed-Box Mystery No. 84, coin penetrates table upwards into matchbox 119
John Howie, Karl Fulves Holed Out No. 85, coin through smaller hole in paperInspired by 122
Karl Fulves Coins and Cups No. 86, four coins each in two paper cups, they travel into one cup one by one, slit in cup 125
Karl Fulves Platform Tricks chapter intro 127
Karl Fulves The Miser's Dream No. 87, using a paper carton as bucket 127
Karl Fulves, Brian MacCarthy Hyper Banking No. 88, slit in center of a paper, coin disappears and reappearsInspired by
  • MacCarthy's "The Disappearing Hole" in "Impromptu" from 1939
Al Lasher, Karl Fulves Coin-juring No. 89, coin displayed in the space between the hat band and the crown of the hat, coin vanishes when tossed up, reappears in glass in hatInspired by 131
Al Koran, Karl Fulves A Stab in the Pack No. 90, deck wrapped with dollar bill, knife next to selection 132
Unknown Knife Glimpse 133
Karl Fulves, Tom Harris, George Blake Pay Day No. 91, envelopes torn to pieces according to spectator's wishes, the one with bill remains unharmedInspired by 134
Karl Fulves Smart Money No. 92, calculation with date on any coin with result in number nine, this book is a force-book with "of" as every ninth word at the start of each chapter 135