foreword \n \n fred lowe
1967
Fred Lowe

Foreword

7


the presentation of closeup magic \n  approaching people
 different group sizes
 examination of objects
 containers to store props
 working surface
 music ("ganson's personal orchestra")
 closeup effects
 length of performance
 practice
 economy of movement
 borrowing objects \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

The Presentation Of CloseUp Magic

11


bangle delight \n linking by rink, unlinking by frederica \n lewis ganson \n j. "rink" van rinkhuyzen \n frederica
1967
Lewis Ganson, J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen, Frederica

Bangle Delight

40


travelling ring \n ring knotted on rope jumps to two other knots \n raymond hafler \n the jumping ring \n tom sellers
1967
Raymond Hafler

Travelling Ring

Related to

44


ring transposition \n under a handkerchief a red ring knotted on a red ribbon and a yellow ring knotted on a yellow ribbon change places \n glenn g. gravatt
1967
Glenn G. Gravatt

Ring Transposition

47


two rings and a silk \n two rings are knotted on a silk, selected one penetrates the silk \n glenn g. gravatt
1967
Glenn G. Gravatt

Two Rings and A Silk

51


ring, rope and silks \n middle of the rope and a ring are placed into a hat, ring is threaded on the rope, magnet \n ravelle \n andree
1967
Ravelle, Andree

Ring, Rope and Silks

53


boxes and brass \n introduction to coin boxes
 german box
 okito box
 george boston box
 brass coin cap \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

Boxes and Brass

56


german box routine \n six pennies penetrate hand and handkerchief \n jack ganson
1967
Jack Ganson

German Box Routine

57


german box turnover \n \n jack ganson
1967
Jack Ganson

German Box Turnover

60


coins through \n same structure as jack ganson's routine \n lewis ganson \n german box routine \n jack ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

Coins Through

Related to

61


tea for two \n six coins travel from under one cup to another \n ken brooke \n tea for okito \n horace e. bennett \n ken brooke \n xchange \n wayne dobson
1967
Ken Brooke

Tea For Two

Related toVariations

62


okito box routine \n a coin penetrates a cigarette pack twice, travels into the box and finally passes through the box and the hand, duplicate \n ken brooke
1967
Ken Brooke

Okito Box Routine

64


the master move \n okito box turnover \n ken brooke
1967
Ken Brooke

The Master Move

64


okito box turnover \n turning the reveres box back, while letting it fall into the other hand \n unknown
1967

Okito Box Turnover

69


coin concealment with the okito box \n opening the box and apparently showing it empty \n unknown
1967

Coin Concealment with the Okito Box

69


coin vanish \n \n unknown
1967

Coin Vanish

70


boston three step \n without the handkerchief and an extra penetration of a coin \n fred lowe \n boston twostep \n alex elmsley \n boston two step \n alex elmsley
1967
Fred Lowe

Boston Three Step

Inspired by

72


box turnover \n \n unknown
1967

Box Turnover

76


the new pocket coin trick \n coin penetrates brass cap and hand \n john ramsay
1967
John Ramsay

The New Pocket Coin Trick

79


it's a gamble \n on gambling routines \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

It's a Gamble

85


the figure eight \n  basic
 handling the loop
 1. the move for catching the finger
 2. the false move
 3. a finger is placed in each side of figure 8
 4. laying out the chain with one finger
 the novel moves
 1. knot of the loop
 2. the ring off the loop
 outline of a routine \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

The Figure Eight

86


triple circle routine \n with triple loop, routine \n jack salvin \n fred lowe \n chain game triplecross \n bob farmer
1967
Jack Salvin, Fred Lowe

Triple Circle Routine

Variations

95


the modern shell game \n  the shells
 the pea
 working surface
 the basic move
 the routine (with under glass finale) \n harry stanley \n lewis ganson
1967
Harry Stanley, Lewis Ganson

The Modern Shell Game

100


the great purse swindle \n three half crowns in a purse transform into three pennies, again three half crowns are put into the purse and everything wrapped in a handkerchief, purse travels to the pocket and again contains three pennies \n frederica
1967
Frederica

The Great Purse Swindle

106


purse vanish \n original described in the sphinx \n al baker
1967
Al Baker

Purse Vanish

110


improved pull \n \n unknown
1967

Improved Pull

110


the phoenix pound \n dollar note is put in one of four envelopes and all are shuffled, three of them are burnt, in the last one is the bill \n pat sprake
1967
Pat Sprake

The Phoenix Pound

111


unfair shake \n two in the hand (here dice cup) one in the pocket, then die change color and size twice, as a kicker a shot glass appears under the cup \n horace e. bennett \n bob king dice routine \n bob king
1967
Horace E. Bennett

Unfair Shake

Variations

113


cup loading move \n with a handkerchief \n horace e. bennett \n larry jennings \n the larry jennings chop cup routine \n larry jennings
1967
Horace E. Bennett, Larry Jennings

Cup Loading Move

Related to

119


paddle parade \n measurements of a paddle and the paddle move \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

Paddle Parade

122


spots and paddle routine \n chalk spots on paddle appear and disappear \n frederica
1967
Frederica

Spots and Paddle Routine

123


sympathetic matches \n two paddles, name appears, four matches from a matchbook separately on a handkerchief join in one corner with the paddle as cover, the matches are placed in a stand and are covered, they vanish and reappear in the matchbook \n bento
1967
Bento

Sympathetic Matches

127


bento's bat \n special paddle, which holds rubber bands on each side \n bento
1967
Bento

Bento's Bat

133


slippery rocks \n stick with jewels \n dick zimmerman \n a girl's best friend \n curtis kam
1967
Dick Zimmerman

Slippery Rocks

Variations

134


colourchanging knife routine \n knife changes color twice, two knifes \n niberco
1967
Niberco

ColourChanging Knife Routine

139


simplex knife routine \n three knifes \n j. "rink" van rinkhuyzen
1967
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen

Simplex Knife Routine

141


brema nut routine \n nut through string \n jack ganson
1967
Jack Ganson

Brema Nut Routine

145


bolted \n brema nut, bolt with drilled hole is threaded on a string, nut on bolt \n fred lowe
1967
Fred Lowe

Bolted

147


with the brema nut \n with a ribbon \n arnold de seiver
1967
Arnold De Seiver

With the Brema Nut

151


the thing \n solid ghost appears under a handkerchief, makes noises and vanishes again \n dirk van brummer \n sam hughes \n frank garcia \n louis tannen
1967
Dirk Van Brummer, Sam Hughes, Frank Garcia, Louis Tannen

The Thing

154


a tip from alan alan \n tip for the gimmick \n alan alan
1967
Alan Alan

A Tip From Alan Alan

159


dual control \n two pencils stick to the hand, based on an idea by g.w. hunter \n lewis ganson \n harry hickson \n alan alan
1967
Lewis Ganson, Harry Hickson, Alan Alan

Dual Control

159


rising card \n cards in case \n alan alan
1967
Alan Alan

Rising Card

165


acrobatic matchbox \n drawer rises and springs out, thread \n alan alan
1967
Alan Alan

Acrobatic Matchbox

166


voodoo \n cards with outline of a person and xmarked on different places, spectator choses one of the cards where the person is injured, prediction \n albert spackman \n forcing from a forcing deck \n albert spackman
1967
Albert Spackman

Voodoo

Related to

167


footnote \n \n dennis patten
1967
Dennis Patten

Footnote

168


patter for voodoo \n text \n sydney bergson \n voodoo \n albert spackman
1967
Sydney Bergson

Patter for Voodoo

Inspired by

169


a telling beat \n method to make a visual and tactile heart beat, spectator feels heart beat of performer and gets card \n wizard beal
1967
Wizard Beal

A Telling Beat

170


spiritune \n a tune is selected and predicted with a music box, when the music box is opened, it's found empty \n frederica \n der sohn des hofmusikanten \n christian scherer
1967
Frederica

Spiritune

Variations

171


the ringer \n spectator's finger ring joins performer's ring on wand, then they link and unlink \n horace e. bennett
1967
Horace E. Bennett

The Ringer

175


thimble box \n thimble vanishes and appears in a box \n bob ostin
1967
Bob Ostin

Thimble Box

179


thimble vanish \n \n bob ostin
1967
Bob Ostin

Thimble Vanish

180


peepo \n word divination, written on a paper covered with the drawer of a matchbox \n dennis patten
1967
Dennis Patten

PeepO

181


colour magnets \n three colored magnets only attracts disc with same color, then all discs are not attracted by any magnet \n norman gilbreath
1967
Norman Gilbreath

Colour Magnets

183


coins from hand to hand \n four silver coins in one hand travel one by one to four copper coins in the other hand \n horace e. bennett
1967
Horace E. Bennett

Coins From Hand To Hand

187


coins for connoisseurs \n four coins through table \n roger klause \n coins thru table \n karl fulves
1967
Roger Klause

Coins For Connoisseurs

Related to

190


coin lapping from a stack \n \n roger klause
1967
Roger Klause

Coin Lapping From a Stack

190


false count \n three as four \n roger klause
1967
Roger Klause

False Count

191


coin lapping while counting \n \n roger klause
1967
Roger Klause

Coin Lapping While Counting

191


comments on classic palm \n \n roger klause
1967
Roger Klause

Comments On Classic Palm

192


coin transfer \n han ping chien, without slapping the hand on the table \n roger klause
1967
Roger Klause

Coin Transfer

193


chinese coins \n with eight to ten coins \n dai vernon
1967
Dai Vernon

Chinese Coins

194


coin transfer \n while counting and showing each coin in one hand,coins are transferd to the other hand \n david devant
1967
David Devant

Coin Transfer

194


the duplex coin \n penny changes into a halfcrown, with sucker ending (two pennies) \n ken de courcy
1967
Ken De Courcy

The Duplex Coin

196


coin switch \n similar to the bobo switch \n ken de courcy
1967
Ken De Courcy

Coin Switch

197


coin sleeving technique \n \n ken de courcy
1967
Ken De Courcy

Coin Sleeving Technique

198


four coins and a tumbler \n four coins \n niberco
1967
Niberco

Four Coins and a Tumbler

198


willo'thewisp \n \n roger klause \n charles d. smith
1967
Roger Klause, Charles D. Smith

WillO'TheWisp

200


coin in a tumbler \n \n ross bertram \n a coin in a tumbler \n ross bertram \n crash glass \n ross bertram
1967
Ross Bertram

Coin In A Tumbler

Related toAlso published here

202


a new coin change \n silver changes to copper \n dai vernon \n the gen, sep. 1964 \n a new coin change \n dai vernon
1967
Dai Vernon

A New Coin Change

Also published here

204


cylinder and coins (or poker chips) \n cylinder made from a bill \n john ramsay \n dai vernon
1967
John Ramsay, Dai Vernon

Cylinder and Coins (or Poker Chips)

206


the disappearing hole \n slit in center of a paper, different coins disappear and reappear, based on maccarthy's "the disappearing hole" in "impromptu" from 1939, see also jerry andrus' "zone zero" \n fred lowe \n brian maccarthy \n a penny for your thoughts \n horace e. bennett \n the fourth dimension \n horace e. bennett \n the credit card \n bob ostin
1967
Fred Lowe, Brian MacCarthy

The Disappearing Hole

Related toVariations

216


self contained \n samller boxes are inside a ball of wool \n frederica
1967
Frederica

Self Contained

220


ganson's cushion \n cushion for easier placement and pick up of object in routines, where lapping is involved \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

Ganson's Cushion

223


coins through the table \n six coins, a ring and ganson's cushion \n lewis ganson \n tony slydini \n dai vernon
1967
Lewis Ganson, Tony Slydini, Dai Vernon

Coins Through the Table

225


han ping chien \n \n unknown
1967

Han Ping Chien

228


migrating pennies \n eight coins, travel from under lid into box, from box into hand, penetrate the table and the box, two shells \n j. "rink" van rinkhuyzen
1967
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen

Migrating Pennies

232


impromptu pulse meter \n two gold painted toothpicks, vibrate to the beat of a spectator's pulse \n roger klause
1967
Roger Klause

Impromptu Pulse Meter

238


ashes to ashes \n smudge of ashes penetrates hand of spectator and appears in his palm \n roger klause \n la ceniza espiritista \n juan tamariz \n la ceniza espiritista \n juan tamariz
1967
Roger Klause

Ashes To Ashes

Related toVariations

240


pinetration \n pin through skin of the finger and apparently painless into spectator's wrist \n roger klause
1967
Roger Klause

PinETration

242


easier gipsy thread \n \n norman rhodes
1967
Norman Rhodes

Easier Gipsy Thread

245


black and white \n ideas and routine for the imp bottle, as a do as i do effect \n val andrews \n jean poisson
1967
Val Andrews, Jean Poisson

Black and White

246


jean poisson's move \n taking out the fake and inserting it again \n jean poisson
1967
Jean Poisson

Jean Poisson's Move

248


a tip from alan alan \n putting the fake into the bottle \n alan alan
1967
Alan Alan

A Tip From Alan Alan

250


the torn and restored cigarette \n \n ken de courcy
1967
Ken De Courcy

The Torn and Restored Cigarette

251


necklace necromancy \n bottom knot of borrowed necklace is cut off and separates the beads and the thread, performer takes everything in his mouth and the necklace is restored \n ken macfayden
1967
Ken MacFayden

Necklace Necromancy

252


the hindu needles \n based on hans trixer's version in "pentagram", needles threaded in hand instead of mouth \n roger crosthwaite
1967
Roger Crosthwaite

The Hindu Needles

253


i.o.u. \n signed bill in envelope changes into an iou slip and back \n edward victor
1967
Edward Victor

I.O.U.

258


papperclipped envelope switch \n \n edward victor
1967
Edward Victor

Papperclipped Envelope Switch

259


cigarette penetration \n cigarette in tube is penetrated with pins and is finally unharmed \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

Cigarette Penetration

262


three from one \n cigarettes appear in tube \n dave campbell \n triple surprise \n dave campbell
1967
Dave Campbell

Three From One

Also published here

265


the bill tube \n folded bill vanishes from under handkerchief and appears in locked tube \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

The Bill Tube

267


arnold de seiver's routine \n bill tube routine \n arnold de seiver \n the bill tube \n lewis ganson
1967
Arnold De Seiver

Arnold De Seiver's Routine

Inspired by

272


gozinta pencils \n two different colored pencils change places, tube and pocket, then both pencils are put into the tube, which should be too small \n cecil keech \n die gozintatube \n cecil keech \n ken brooke \n the gozinta tube \n ken brooke \n cecil keech
1967
Cecil Keech

Gozinta Pencils

Variations

275


kicker ending \n extra long pencil comes from the tube \n fred lowe
1967
Fred Lowe

Kicker Ending

279


three little pigs \n two in the hand, one in the pocket with plastic pigs, as a kicker the pigs change into a bigger toy fiugre \n frederica
1967
Frederica

Three Little Pigs

281


moving around \n on transpositions \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

Moving Around

281


capricious corks \n three corks travel under a hat \n hubert lambert
1967
Hubert Lambert

Capricious Corks

286


four dice "chinkachink" \n \n bob farrell
1967
Bob Farrell

Four Dice "ChinkAChink"

288


merely a beer matter \n coin appears and vanishes between two coasters, bigger coin appears as a kicker \n albert spackman
1967
Albert Spackman

Merely A Beer Matter

290


oil and water \n 2&2 \n eddie taytelbaum
1967
Eddie Taytelbaum

Oil and Water

292


sponge ball routine \n potato as finale \n remo inzani
1967
Remo Inzani

Sponge Ball Routine

297


a little squeeze \n history and comments on sponge balls \n lewis ganson
1967
Lewis Ganson

A Little Squeeze

297


first method \n spongeball vanish \n audley walsh
1967
Audley Walsh

First Method

303


second method \n \n remo inzani
1967
Remo Inzani

Second Method

304


chinese chow \n spongeball under bowl multiplies and then fruits appear, with chopsticks \n fred kaps \n "senator" clark crandall's cup and balls \n "senator" clarke crandall \n benson bowl \n roy benson
1967
Fred Kaps

Chinese Chow

Inspired by

304


rice bowl and balls \n two final loads under bowl \n phoa yan tiong
1967
Phoa Yan Tiong

Rice Bowl and Balls

310


jardine ellis routine \n on and off the shoelace, in the end string is threaded on finger ring \n horace e. bennett \n franklin v. taylor
1967
Horace E. Bennett, Franklin V. Taylor

Jardine Ellis Routine

316


sheer simplicity \n jardine ellis ring and rope \n ken de courcy \n quicksilver \n rick johnsson
1967
Ken De Courcy

Sheer Simplicity

Variations

320


cylinder, ring and cord \n jardine ellis ring vanish threaded on a rope from under a handkerchief under a cylinder, then the ring passes through a wand and under the cylinder appears a ball \n john a. m. howie
1967
John A. M. Howie

Cylinder, Ring and Cord

320


ring on cord \n ring on rope under handkerchief \n stewart james \n charles nyquist \n hans e. trixer
1967
Stewart James, Charles Nyquist, Hans E. Trixer

Ring on Cord

323


houdini ring \n ring off rope \n jack avis \n houdini ring \n jack avis
1967
Jack Avis

Houdini Ring

Related to

325


rope, handkerchief and rind mystery \n jardine ellis ring vanishes and appears knotted on rope \n ken de courcy
1967
Ken De Courcy

Rope, Handkerchief and Rind Mystery

329


tong's trick \n jardine ellis ring and split ring, ring on ribbon \n horace e. bennett \n dan tong
1967
Horace E. Bennett, Dan Tong

Tong's Trick

331


finger choice \n jardine ellis ring appears on chosen finger \n ken de courcy
1967
Ken De Courcy

Finger Choice

336


ring appear \n ring appears on the middle of a rope \n ken de courcy
1967
Ken De Courcy

Ring Appear

338


ringing the change \n jardine ellis ring travels on silk \n j.b. findlay
1967
J.B. Findlay

Ringing the Change

339

