240 entries in Paper / Appearing Writing/Photos...
  
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Unknown Encre invisible Recipe for invisible ink and its revelation
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 88
Unknown Die sympathetische Tinte chemical method to make writing appear on paper, paper has to be dipped in water
Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 63
Unknown Das Schnellmalen painting appears on white paper in frame
Jan. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 78
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann, Carl Willmann Röntgenstrahlen-Phantasien image of card appears on white cardboard in card case prop, set-up with three stands and x-ray patter, also an image of spectator's hand appears as x-ray on white cardboard, more variations
Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 57
Unknown Sympathetische Tinte three recipes for invisible ink
Variations Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 126
Antonio Molini Sympathetische Tinte recipes for invisible ink
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 157
Antonio Molini Sympathetische Tinte second part
Related to Nov. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 11) 174
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Kobold in der Flasche No. 36, name of chosen card or sum of numbers appears on paper in bottle, chemical
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 103
Unknown Der Schnellzeichner drawing appears on paper sheet when rubbed on it with cloth
Oct. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 10) 158
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Gemälde No. 2, white cloth in frame lighted from back, it seems transparent, on command an image appears on cloth, chemical
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 114
Unknown Glimmbilder herzustellen No. 4, drawings that appear when heated, chemical
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 158
Carl Willmann Ueber ein neues Papier für Geheimmitteilungen on appearing writing
Oct. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 10) 159
Unknown Die Flammenschrift writing burns into piece of paper
Nov. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 175
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine Gedanken-Photographie spectator writes card on paper, two blank business cards put in box, on one appears image and on other name of selection
Dec. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 184
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XIV. Telepathie 1. Die Geisterschrift (slates, multiple versions, total of chosen number appears)
2. Die Fernschrift (message appears on paper sealed in envelope, remote writing)
3. Die Rosenverwandlung (rose changes from red to white, red writing appears on paper)
4. Das spiritistische Kartenspiel (deck appears under box and vanishes again, hollow card deck imitation)
1902 Moderne Magie 146
Professor Hoffmann My Friend in Thibet card put in a box, two blank cards in envelopes with pencils, on chosen blank card name of selection appears
1903 Later Magic 497
Unknown Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches empty billets put in hat, a page chosen in a dictionary, that page opened in another one and counted down to a word that corresponds with a number chosen from a change bag of number cards, that word is suddenly on a billet that's chosen form the hat, using force book with only two numbers to force page
Related to May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 78
Ben-Zur "Telegraphie ohne Draht" four blank paper pieces rolled up and inserted into fingers of borrowed gloves, four questions asked, fingers cut off and paper removed, questions and answers found on paper pieces, glove restored
Mar. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 3) 39
Dr. Costa Brito Der Name einer von einem Zuschauer gedachten Karte erscheint auf einem in einem Glase befindlichen Papier geschrieben piece of paper crumped up and put in glass, name of (forced) selection appears on it
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 148
A. J. Zum mysteriösen Cigarettenpapier spectator crumples up piece of cigarette paper, word or number appears on it in chosen color
Inspired by
  • Das Mysteriöse Cigarettenpapier (a book by H. F. C. Suhr)
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 150
Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelope
Variations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 70
Edward Bagshawe A "Spirit Divination" Mystery name of card appears on empty paper
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 42
Edward Bagshawe A Dark Deception paper in envelope, tumbler of ink, ink vanishes gradually, word chosen from dictionary appears as white writing in ink blob on paper
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 63
Oswald Rae Pips and Paper paper signed and pinned on board, two selections turn blank and pips are found on paper
1926 Between Ourselves 5
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Telepathisches Kontrollsystem. No. 16, playing card is selected and placed inside a book, on blank piece of paper sealed inside an envelope, name of card and page number appears
1926 Magische Miniaturen 54
Louis Nikola The Telepathogram Magician divines thought of card, and writing appears on paper that divines position of card in the deck
1927 The Nikola Card System 54
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelope
Also published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 53
Tom Sellers The Psychic Wish
1931 Sellers' Secrets 18
Tom Sellers Spirit Message Improvement carbon papers of different color to produce prediction or spirit message in chosen color in envelope
1931 Magical Pleasantries 11
Victor Farelli Effect cards shuffled by spectator, still top card is correctly predicted on previous empty paper, locator card
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 99
Tom Sellers Mysterious Writing out to lunch
1935 Quick Tricks 16
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Psychic Writing appearing writing on paper card answers question
Related toVariations 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 4
Theodore Annemann Psychic Writing Variation appearing writing on paper card answers question
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 91
Charles T. Jordan The Spectral Seamstress name of person is magically sewn on handkerchief
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 124
U. F. Grant A Spirit Message writing appears on card, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 137
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, light turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank card
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Louis Lam The Zig-Zag Card Novelty question marks on paper change into name of selected card
1937 Watch Me Closely 19
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Telepathic Prediction named number appears in chosen color on paper stuck to piece of wood, optional repeat phase
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 34
Unknown Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire
1938 Greater Magic 226
John Mulholland A Spirit Writes name of selection appears on another signed card
1938 Greater Magic 291
Sid Lorraine The Magic Blotter answer to question appears on paper
1938 Greater Magic 890
Charles Nyquist, Pierre L. O. A. Keeler P. L. O. A. Keeler switch of paper sheets between slates
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 376
Franklin M. Chapman It's a Date date of borrowed dime appears on disk
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9) 2
Franklin M. Chapman When Your Number turns Up name of deceased person appears on piece of paper, initialed by spectator and sealed in envelope
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 2
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 3
Karl Germain The Germain Gem named dead person appears on billet, pocket writing
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 95) 588
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 2. name of selected card appears on tissue paper (via Tarbell's "Phanteario")
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Allan Howell Merlin the Inscrutable pencil shavings in tissue paper "write" name of selection
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 626
Len Sewell Tribal Try paper wrapped between boards, prediction or something else appears on paper inside
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 111) 663
Tom Bowyer "My Card, Sir!" double blank card changes into business card
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 131) 752
Unknown Mystery of the Traveling Numbers four random numbers are added, sum appears on paper
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 179
Unknown The Spirit Mathematician called numbers are added up, sum "appears" in envelope
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 184
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's "Double Cross" eight paper pieces, four with X on them are burnt, X now on other pieces
VariationsAlso published here 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 53
Dr. H. Walter Grote Ghost Writings name of selection appears on rolled up paper
Feb. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 9) 37
Orville Wayne Meyer The Green Hand writing appears on initialed paper
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 15
Bruce Elliott Silver Walls piece of paper is put between two coins, any number appears on the paper
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Louis Tannen Spirit Writer name of card appears written on spectator's palm, rubber stamp, see Back Room #96 for additional idea
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 88) 357
Unknown A Spirit Communication sum of numbers appears on empty cardboard
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 328
Unknown Message on Paper message appears on paper between slates
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 406
C. L. Boarde Vest Pocket Seance seance program with a stack of business cards, coin appears, living and dead test, writing appears
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 110) 441
Billy McComb William's Invisible Paint brush on paper, picture is made without using paint
1947 The First Book of William 26
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Gambler's Ghost name of selection appear on card fan
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 133) 534
Peter Warlock Pieces of Slate writing appears, version without a flap, chalk can write permanent and nonpermanent
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 134) 537
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Dictionary Test people write numbers on cards und seal them in envelopes, word appears on signed card locked in a frame
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 49
Glendi Glendi's Mental Photography - The Dream Photograph paper to photograph in envelope, comedy presentation
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 27
Bob Hummer Kilroy Gets Around message appears on card, mathematical procedure
Also published here 1947 3 Trix New Easy To Do 1
Greer Marechal Jr. Clipped Psyche writing appears on paper on clipboard, flap
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 593
James G. Thompson Jr. Pocket Seance blank cards, name is divined and message appears
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 150) 601
Don Tanner Writing with Fire lit cigarette touched on paper, a flame starts burning along a line on the paper, writing a word or design, chemical
Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 11
Unknown Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methods
Related to 1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 197
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paper
Also published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 173) 692
Don Tanner The Dead Return spectator writes question on card which is put in envelope, envelope burns in a flash and question is now on other side of envelope
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 11
U. F. Grant Cover Picture about U. F. Grant (on cover of this issue), image materializes in luminous paint in the dark
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
Cy Keller Pip Pix card appears on photo paper
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 844
Don Tanner On a Business Card signed business card in coin envelope with a hole, message appears
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 219) 875
Al Baker The Baker Spirit Photo freely (...) chosen person appears on paper as photograph
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 433
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic card
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 5
Bob Somerfeld, Ted Messenger That's the Spirit name is predicted and writing appears
Inspired by
  • Ted Messenger's "Fourth Dimensional Enterprise" in "Coven"
Variations
1951 Mind Reader's Digest 12
George Schindler Six Sided Spirit named geometrical figure appears on paper
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 225) 900
Sam Leo Horowitz X-It! paper torn in eight pieces, performer draws an X on four of them, the marks disappear and appear on the other pieces
Inspired by 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 233) 930
Don Tanner Ashes to Ashes name written on a billet and burnt, ashes put on a second billet and eventually name appears
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 936
Toni Koynini One Pound Revelation pound note between cardboards, name of free selection appears on note, then card itself appears between boards
  • Alternative Routine - With Borrowed Cards
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 27
George F. Wright Some Thoughts on Magic "Spirits Make Known Their Presence", message appears on business cards
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 31
R. M. Jamison The Mystic Card of Fu message appears on a blank card, which names position of selection in deck
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 30
Arthur Hastings Spirit Writings writing appears on one of two blank cards
Related toVariations 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 335) 150
Stewart James Hotelepathy names written on cards are selected and appear on suitcase, two times and ends with a gag, uses Jack Hughes' Attaboy
1957 Magic Mine No. 1 26
Dr. Spencer Thornton Other Thorntonism Ideas for a serial number divination, switching playing cards and appearance of a message
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Harry Stanley Spectral Writing paper put in glass of water, message appears
1960 Magic of the Mind 106
Howard A. Adams Spirit Star selected ESP symbols appear on blank cards
Inspired by 1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 357) 257
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die vier schwarzen Karten image of selection appears on black plastic card
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 20
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Totenkopfexperiment name of card appears on piece of flash paper, with miniature skull
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 42
Dr. Helmut Teumer, Dr. Stanley Jaks Der südamerikanische Kürbistrick message appears on pumpkin
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 98
Harry Lorayne Just (Business) Cards - Spirit Writes name of selection appears on business card
1962 Close-up Card Magic 261
Harry Lorayne Flash Printing printing business card
1962 Close-up Card Magic 262
Everett Lyda Impromptu Atomic Routine several tricks combined into a routine with atomic theme, Glorpy, Adam's Atomic Crystal Spot, break-away pencils
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 40
Don Tanner Comedy Spirit Painting skull appears in paper inside card box
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 52
Nate Leipzig Cigarette Paper Prediction thought of name appears on a cigarette paper
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 141
Ali Bongo The Lady's Not for Burning eight paper pieces, four are burnt, letters appear on other pieces to form a name
Inspired byRelated to 1966 The Bongo Book 21
Ned Rutledge My Friend, Tonto writing appears on card and selection is found face up in the deck
Related to 1967 Between Two Minds 5
Ned Rutledge The Instant Darkroom thought of symbol, number and letter appear on blank cards
1967 Between Two Minds 43
Arthur Rasper Der neue Geisterblock blank cards shown from both sides, one chosen, put in envelope with two holes, card marked through holes, yet a message appears on card
Inspired by
  • Out-to-Lunch principle
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 30
William T. Powers, Sam Randlett, Edward Marlo, Dick Jarrow Serios Business imitation of thought-photography of Ted Serios using small projector
Jan. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 151
Gerald Kosky The Spirit Writes writing appears on blank and marked card, using mechanical Card Box
1969 HEX! 91
John Dowdell Sprite in a Wet Water Glass message appears on paper, in water
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 6) 28
James A. Conley Madam Fifi's Haunted House writing appears on signed paper, feather moves inside toy house
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 8) 37
Burling Hull Slate Trick Master Slate Writing, writing appears on slates, described thanks to Mickey Hades (see p. 460)
Inspired by Sep. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 11) 441
Al Portwood Thought Picture ghost photo à la Ted Serious, index of selection appears, fake camera
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 20) 97
Bob Ellis Ghost Writer as Robert Ellis, history of the Out to Lunch, name of card appears on paper
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 22) 108
Morty Rudnick Funny Force prediction appears on paper, comedy presentation
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 202
Paul Siegel Tabagie pencil and paper are sealed into envelope, slogan of named cigarette brand appears on paper
1972 Doorway to Delusion 12
Paul Siegel The Mephisto Writings people write down statements on paper, character reading, then writing appears on paper while hold over flame
1972 Doorway to Delusion 26
Arthur Setterington Message Most Mysterious writing appears on paper, signed on both sides in a circle
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 17
Arthur Setterington All Hallows Eve spooky presentation, word chosen from a book appears on picture in a frame
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 43
Jerry Mentzer Spirit Writing four objects listed on business card, paper balled up, chosen item vanishes from list and appears written on balled-up paper
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 157
Juan Tamariz El Espiritu de las Cenizas Reveladores name of selection is written on a napkin which is then burnt, ashes are put on a second napkin and name of card appears
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 126
Chandler Mason Personal Voodoo voodoo doll on paper, x-mark appears at same position on second and signed drawing
Variations 1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 66) 327
Carl Herron Personal Talisman drawn talisman appears on a card
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 76) 378
Christopher Rogers The Ultimate Presentation answers and signature of a spectator's friend appear on signed envelopes, envelopes in jar filled with water and pencil leads
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 78) 387
Zorka Out of Ashes ashes of burnt paper rubbed on second paper reveal spectator's zodiac sign
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 82) 407
John A. Novak Playing Card Spirit Slates name of selection appears on sticker on a odd-backed card, half-forcing deck
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 89) 441
Stephen Minch The Temperance of the Elements four tarot cards matching the elements are selected, four pieces of paper where a writing appears, with the elements theme too
1974 The Book of Thoth 28
Amedeo Vacca, Milbourne Christopher Flash-X pieces of paper in spectator's hand, Xs drawn on other pieces, the vanish in fire, Xs now on pieces in spectator's hand
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 33
Stan Blumenthal Horse Sense horse race ticket, word winner appears
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 108) 538
Jack Avis Spirits appearing writing on paper card reveals selection
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Simplified Psychic Writing" (S. H. Sharpe, Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Dec. 1928)
Variations
July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Richard Lyn Name Dropper! name is selected from clear plastic forcing bag, divined and appears on soot
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 119) 591
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 8
Philip T. Goldstein The Spirit Is Willing (to Write) spirit writing on signed business card, glorpy
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 16
Alan Shaxon Smoking A Tin coin between tin plates, number appears on coin
1976 Practical Sorcery 32
Orville Wayne Meyer Psychic Paper chosen ESP symbol appears in chosen color on cigarette paper
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 155) 773
Jack Bridwell PSI-Q lead of pencil in crumpled paper, named number appears, paper moves
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 160) 798
Sid Lorraine Voodoo Revisited voodoo doll on paper, x-mark appears at same position on second and signed drawing, carbon paper
Inspired by 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 167) 833
Thomas Alan Waters Beyond Chance spectator's question on business card changes into answer, in nest of envelopes
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 168) 839
Burling Hull Volta Spiro-Predicto word or prediction appears on blank card with spectator's signature on other side, switching paper with stack of envelopes
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 19
Frank Garcia The Mindreader's Wild Card cards with different presidents changes into selected name Lincoln
1977 Wildcard Miracles 102
Philip T. Goldstein The Happy Horoscoper twelve zodiac cards, named zodiac sign is removed, other cards are blank and on the named one "Happy Birthday" appears
Also published here 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 9
Al Mann The Voice from the Abyss chosen card or word appears on a blank paper sealed in a signed envelope, Abyss envelope
1977 The Sibylline Messages 7
Dr. Franklin Matula Rememory! Slate message appears on cardboard, tied with ribbon
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 178) 889
Karl Fulves The $30 TV Set gag message appears on blank card
1977 The Magic Book 145
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Changing Slide Projections changing image that is projected right on the screen, posed as problem
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 24) 93
Jerry K. Hartman Ex-specter Writing appears on paper card, revealing two selections
Inspired by 1978 Loose Ends 50
Philip T. Goldstein Intimate Spirit spirit writing appears on business card, signed on both sides by spectator
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 4) 667
Karrell Fox "Crystal-Clear" Intro name of next performer appears in drawn crystal ball
1979 Another Book 218
Karrell Fox King "Toots" Tablet scribblings on cardboard visible move to name or selected card
1979 Another Book 275
Larry Becker Seance signatures of famous magicians appear on chosen blank cards
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 89
Stephen Minch The Eye of Alhazred chosen symbol appears chemically on paper, with fire
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 11
Stephen Minch Pickman's Model stain appears on table under statue, then statue moves and disappears
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 16
Mark Levy Time Out! time on drawn clock changes as time passes
Mar. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 322
Bob Hummer Kilroy Gets Around message appears on card, mathematical procedure
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 36
Bob Hummer Hummeristic message appears on blank card, by rubbing ashes on it
#1: The Ashes Reveal
#2: Ghost Force
#3: Transference of Thought
#4: A Magic Business Card
#5: Ghost Envelope
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 38
Ray Grismer Pen Pal automatic writing, scribble is erased with erased and name of selection remains
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 269) 1342
Ted Biet Flash Prediction writing slowly appears, using white carbon paper
Jan. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 443
Christopher Sallek Colorevelation using "color tricks" pens
June 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 6) 502
Bob Ostin 'Is There Anyone There?' ink forms into chosen ESP sign, signed card, uses Velleda pens
1981 Babel (Issue 1) 14
Thomas Alan Waters Alexicon name of named dead person appears on card, four ABC cards, spelling "DEAD"
Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 260
Thomas Alan Waters Hallowgram name of dead celebrity appears on one of four ABC cards, one side of the cards spells "DEAD" the other "NAME"
Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 263
Kennedy Smith Rubik Paint cube mixed by spectator, performer paints with transparent paint on white paper and a 3x3 color layout appears, the layout matches a side of the cube, cube partially fixed
1982 Rubik Cubik Magik 15
Al Mann The Book from Sumer word from a book is noted and billet burnt, performer opens book at the page and ashes are rubbed on page, chosen word appears
1982 Cero-Mentics 14
Thomas Alan Waters Psychographitti four routines where writings or pictures appear on alphabet cards
  • Cardworm
  • Meow
  • Velleda Baby
  • Blast-Off
Inspired by 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 507
Unknown The Mystery of the Marks No. 32, Xs appear on pieces of paper
1983 101 Psychic Tests 9
Karl Fulves Ah Ha two blank cards under spectator's hand fuse into one with drawing of named card, mirror writing
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 107
Ali Bongo Instant Art empty frame is wrapped in newspaper, picture appears
Related to 1983 1983 7
Harry Lorayne Spots New?! initials on business card move and multiply
June 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 6) 925
Mike Gancia Name That Card name of spectator appears on selection
1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 74
Basil Horwitz Spectator's Clairvoyance & Spirit Test two spectators select same card, name of card appears on blank card, which is signed on both sides
1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 12
Michael Rubinstein Business Card Production printing routine with business card wallet
Aug. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1093
Thomas Alan Waters Qwhite question is written on a card and sealed in an envelope, answer given ans message appears on another blank card
Related to 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 660
Thomas Alan Waters Mutattle question written on a card is put inside two envelopes and is sealed, performer answers the question and when the envelopes are open, the question is gone and a spirit message is found on the card
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 663
Frederick Braue Bazooka Card Trick writing appears on card that can be seen in red cellophane envelope (1943)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 13
Milbourne Christopher Double Cross No. 44, eight paper pieces, four with X on them are burnt, X now on other pieces
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 80
Karl Fulves Tailor's Ghost No. 55, pieces of cardboard shown blank, spectator's shirt size appears on one
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 96
Unknown The Mystic Star No. 72, two blank cards, a star appears on one visibly when held against light
Also published here
  • "The Mystic Star" (Great Magicians' Tricks, Will Goldston, 1931)
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 127
Karl Fulves Almost Certainly No. 73, writing appears on blank card(s) to answer question
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 130
Ben Harris Cig-Stuff message appears on cigarette, written with invisible ink
1985 Out Of His Mind! 128
Karl Fulves Roller Out using roller apparatus that changes blank paper to money for prediction
1986 Color Capture 29
Wayne Kyzer Night Writer prediction, blank card, writing is seen with flashlight, see also p. 264 for additional ideas by Phillip Young
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 14) 240
Terri Rogers Shadowline writing on card vanishes and appears on hand of performer, erasable ink, Velleda
1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2) 38
Eric Mason Eric Mason on Parallax name of thought of card appears on paper combined with Parallax
Inspired by May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 71
David Harkey Pop Art drawn cannon on signed paper really blows off
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 3) 15
Philip T. Goldstein The Happy Horoscoper twelve zodiac cards, named zodiac sign is removed, other cards are blank and on the named one "Happy Birthday" appears
Also published here 1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 65
John Bannon Photologic on slip of paper, image of selection appears magically (spirit photography)
1990 Impossibilia 113
Ben Harris HighLight numbers on paper, one marked with highlight pen, digit travels to another paper, using principle that highlight pens dissolve printing on NCR paper (no carbon required)
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 9
Diabelli Bizarr bizarr routine, prediction of a Tarot card, amulet breaks into pieces and skull appears on paper
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 47
Chris Kenner Print Shop business card printing
1992 Totally Out Of Control 95
Anthony Lindan Speck-Ulation dots on back of business cards change into name
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 2) 6
Hubert T. Brill The Spirit's Right borrowed business card in envelope, writing of selected card appears on it, stamp on card case
Also published here
  • Genii, Feb. 1939
1992 Profile (Issue 7) 10
Unknown The Phantom Cut-Out Card number and suit are cut out of previously blank paper
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 97
Unknown The Vanishing Line big drawing board, drawn line vanishes
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 204
Unknown A Stylish Gentleman big drawing board, drawn pocket handkerchief appears on drawing
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 206
Dan Garrett Insta-Fax Card Printer blank business card inserted into clear plastic sleeve, writing visually appears on it, WOW gimmick precursor
1993 The Insta-Fax Card Printer 2
Michael Weber Insta-Fax Card Printer Handling different get-ready
1993 The Insta-Fax Card Printer 2
Max Howard Additiontal Ideas Suggested by Max Howard for Insta-Fax Card Printer, using it with "Calculation Sensation" (Bob King), Out to Lunch combination
1993 The Insta-Fax Card Printer 3
Michael Stillwell The Sensational Initial Ploy blank paper card inserted in Insta-Fax Card Printer and initialed through hole in plastic, printing appears around initials
Also published here 1993 The Insta-Fax Card Printer 4
Paul Gertner Photocopy photocopy of palm shown, card vanishes and travels into photocopy (Himber Wallet) and on this the card appeared as well
1994 Steel and Silver 149
Anthony Lindan Positive I.D. blank card is put in name badge plastic and performer's name appear, at the same time spectator choses one of several business cards and it's the performer's one
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 4) 1
Karrell Fox A "Flashy" Logo flash paper on board, company name appears in flash, trade show
1995 Much Ado About Something 92
Rick Bronson, David Acer Missing Ink double blank cards print into business cards
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 49
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Angel Case paper and pencil is put in card case, rattles, message appears on paper (case can switch pieces of paper)
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 27
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 68) 1413
Karl Fulves Visible Ink "Unsolved Mysteries"
white cardboard dipped in water, message appears, posed as a problem
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 330
David Acer Mail Fraud blank post card signed, name of later selection appears on it
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 14
Ellis Stanyon Spirit Photography No. 31, photograph of selection appears on blank paper in envelope
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 174
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note comments on obtaining a photograph for the effect
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 174
Ellis Stanyon The Name of the Card in a Nest of Envelopes No. 10, prediction appears on business card in nest of envelopes
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 218
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Alhambra prediction of named cigarette brand, words appear on flash paper
Also published here 2000 Anam Cara 9
Fred Goodman Vanishing Writing moist paper put in copying machine, copied text apparently disappears when touched
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 50
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 104
John Cornelius Prints Valiant blank paper printed into business cards, long-short, lettering as impromptu rough-smooth
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 5
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here 2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 49
Michael Stillwell Sign of the Times blank paper card inserted in Insta-Fax Card Printer and initialed through hole in plastic, printing of business card appears around initials, using "Instant Business Card Printer"
Also published here 2002 2002 — The Last Palindrome 10
David Ben Spirit Writing named word appears on cigarette paper
2003 Tricks 27
Al Baker Spirit Photography card image appears on initialed paper put in envelope
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 634
Al Baker Psychic Photography three methods, "Psychic Photography Improved", "Latest Psychic Photography"
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 730
David Acer Open Time Traveller Writing appears on the back of selected card "You Will Pick This Card"
2004 Random Acts of Magic 116
Jay Sankey Between the Sheets name of selected card appears on two previously blank and banded together business cards
2004 Sankey Unleashed 127
Rick Bronson, David Acer Missing Ink double blank cards print into business cards
Also published here 2005 Seven By Rick Bronson 15
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Alhambra prediction of named cigarette brand, words appear on flash paper
Also published here 2006 Compilation 18
Jack Avis The Ghost Pen using invisible ink pen
2006 Rara Avis 196
Sveroni Das Ritual spectator's scribbling is heated up and transforms into name of selection, friXion pen
Inspired by
  • Mathieu Bich's "Sympathel Ink"
2008 Heureka! 7
Sveroni Das Ritual mit Visitenkarten adaptation of Das Ritual for close up, with business cards
2008 Heureka! 12
Robert E. Neale We Are Dead Two cards shown blank on both sides, placed together, a message appears on it
2008 This Is Not a Book 122
Richard F. McKinney The Sprit Message writing appears on paper in Himber wallet precursor
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Oct. 1925
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 285
Michael Weber, U. F. Grant Half-a-Cheek on the Photocopier "Triumphotocopy", staging for Cheek to Cheek in which deck is placed on photocopier
Variations 2009 505 3
Stephen Minch The Eye of Alhazred chosen symbol appears chemically on paper, with fire
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 35
Stephen Minch Pickman's Model stain appears on table under statue, then statue moves and disappears
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 45
Tyler Wilson Filler card with text on both sides, one side changes
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 41
Tom Stone White Lies classic one-ahead trick with blank cards on which writing appears with ashes rubbed on
2011 Maelstrom 39
Barrie Richardson Spooky Writing initials of deceased person appear on billet
2011 Curtain Call 153
Adam Wilber Fah-Q prediction of named card announced to be written in case, nothing seen, writing suddenly appears inside
Inspired by 2012 The Blackpool Prediction 31
Dr. Stanley Jaks Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic card
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 146
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paper
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 195
Dr. Helmut Teumer, Dr. Stanley Jaks South American Melon Trick message appears on pumpkin
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 224
G 88 More Points (再集八八点) Lots of stamps appear on loyalty card
2015 Believe 17
Roberto Giobbi Trick & Practice for Restaurant Magic card of selection appears on napkin
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 6) 225
Roberto Giobbi Carte Blanche Prediction blank paper as prediction, deck blank as well, prediction appears, selection is only proper card
Inspired by 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 10) 291
Gene Anderson Marko message appears on strip of paper
A. Gene's script
B. Preparation
C. Additional routines
Inspired by
  • Percy Bee's "Cecil, the Educated Chalk" in "Linking Ring" December, 1968.
2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 183
Gene Anderson The Gene Pool on "Marko", appearing ghost on paper
2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 188
Christoph Borer Die Wegbrenn-Schrift writing on paper changes from "are you present" to "yes", applying heat
2018 Mentale Notizen 187
Kieron Johnson Hot Deck prediction of wrong card on card case visually melts/changes into right one, electronics
2018 The Time Traveller 83
Joaquín Navajas La tiza fantasma writing or symbol appears on hand, special ink
Also published here
  • Joaquin Navajas' "La tiza fantasma" and "The Phantom Chalk", both in 1988.
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 91
Joaquín Navajas Reloj Fantasma circle is drawn on wrist of performer and wrist held by spectator, time is selected and hands appear inside circle to match chosen time, two methods
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 102