51 entries in Billet / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
T. Page Wright Billet steal with mouth when sealing envelope
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 9
Eddie Joseph The Call of the East names of eastern cities are written on pieces of paper and folded, then mixed with other billets, the performer finds all the eastern cities, without opening the billets
1939 Strictly Magic 4
William S. Houghton Sleeve Billet Holdout billet temporarily left in folds of sleeve when pulling up sleeve
1943 The Magic 36 20
R. M. Jamison The Oracle Speaks answer to a question appears on slate, from Thayer Oracle Numbered Question Book, with change box for billets
July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 57
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
Norman Jensen The Sticky Steal vanish of a bill in envelope / stealing something from an envelope
1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 246) 983
Dr. William Weyeneth Praktische Winke using sticky Duoplast on pocket watch to get duplicate billet
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 6) 162
Dr. William Weyeneth Ein Hellsehtrick famous people are named and written on pieces of paper by performer, one is selected and divined
1954 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 5) 232
Tony Corinda (1) The Billet Pencil loading a billet in an envelope
Related toVariations 1958 Predictions 86
Dr. Stanley Jaks (2) The Billet Knife loading a billet in an envelope
Related toAlso published here 1958 Predictions 87
Neville Sackville (3) The Billet Knife loading a billet in an envelope
1958 Predictions 88
Tony Corinda (4) The Impromptu Billet Knife loading a billet in an envelope
1958 Predictions 88
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Sensitive Touch spectators write billets with names of american and foreign cities, wand points automatically to several billets and divides the american cities from the foreign ones
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 11
Tony Corinda Introduction on billets
1959 Billets 165
Tony Corinda (1) A Few Simple Rules for Working with Billets
1959 Billets 166
Malcolm Davison Billet Hold-Out under bow-tie
1960 Magic of the Mind 100
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die unglaubliche Voraussage Jaks Billet Knife, loading a billet in an envelope
Related to 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 103
Dr. William Weyeneth Nid mööögli... stealing a billet from a cup, thread
1963 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 3) 40
James G. Thompson Jr. Cards & Pellets "A Treatise" - Some Basic Moves
Also published here June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
James G. Thompson Jr. Some History on Cards & Pellets effects, starting in 1920
Related to
  • reference by F. I. Geohegan on p. 230
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 184
James G. Thompson Jr. Karten und Kügelchen
  • Einige Grundlegende Griffe
  • Etwas Geschichte
  • Etwas Analyse
  • Etwas Zusammenfassung
Also published here Oct. 1973 Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 26
Thomas Alan Waters Some Notes on the Use of Billets - Part 1
  • Hidden I See
  • The Unnatural Fold
  • The Switch
  • Materials
  • Accessories
  • Using the Notebook
  • The Untorn Center
  • Area of Writing
  • The Fold
Related to 1974 Magick (Issue 93) 465
Thomas Alan Waters Some Notes on the Use of Billets - Part 2
  • The Tear
  • The Third Finger Provides the Pressure
  • Close-Up Routine No. One
  • 'Transmitter and Receiver'
  • Close-Up Routine No. Two
  • Addenda
  • For Office Workers
1974 Magick (Issue 95) 475
Ray Waters Some Notes on the Use of Billets - Part 3
  • Forget the Mechanics
  • The Rectangular Fold
  • "Great Minds Think Alike"
  • Only One Move
  • Clean Up
  • "Wired Thought"
  • And More
  • Final Notes
1974 Magick (Issue 97) 485
Al Mann The Display Flourish opening the billet right side up to the audience
1976 Acidus 11
Thomas Alan Waters Scrypt on Billet Technique and Maurice Fogel
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 153
Thomas Alan Waters Steals
  • Annemann's steal from a cup
  • Jack Yates' steal from a cup with a paper clip and a magnet
  • Annemann's steal from an envelope with a thumb tip
  • other ideas by T. A. Waters
Related to 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 163
Robert Cassidy The Modern Billet Holdout knot of necktie as a holdout
1984 The Art of Mentalism 74
Robert Cassidy Tips On Billet Work
1984 The Art of Mentalism 74
Bob Ostin Araby Location spectator choses one of several billets, each billet has a name, performer divines which was selected
Also published here May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 67
Richard Osterlind Ink It! reasoning for writing readable and for performer to fold billet instead of spectator
Apr. 1990 Magick (Issue 438) 2190
Al Mann The Opener Move while opening the billet, turning it over and presenting the outside as the inside
Related to 1994 The Naked Thought 3
Al Mann The Opener Move while opening the billet, turning it over and presenting the outside as the inside
1994 Challenges 6
Al Mann A History of the Opener Move with description of Al O'Hagan's method
Inspired by
  • Al O'Hagan's effect "O'Hagan's Digitelepathy", 1958
1994 Challenges 9
Al Mann Two-Way Opener variation of the opener move, for a two-way prediction
1994 Challenges 10
Karl Fulves Portable Crystals clear balloon as "portable crystal ball", billet appears inside, posed as problem
Inspired byRelated to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 3) 58
Jas Jakutsch The Marked Cards marked billets
1999 Completely Mental — Vol. 2 29
Ron Bauer How to Make "High-Tech Xerox Paper" and Double-Sided Bills
2000 Xerox Money 20
Karl Fulves Ahead of Time predictions written on billets, one of the billets vanishes from hat and travels to card case
Inspired by 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 104
Luke Jermay Manipulation of Perception Word on paper is shown to two spectators. One sees "walk", one sees "bomb", the word is actually "the"
2002 7 Deceptions 25
Luke Jermay The Butterfly Billet Ballet After a simple billet mind-reading sequence, spectator opens the billet and a live butterfly flies out, leaving the billet blank
2002 7 Deceptions 44
Robert Cassidy The Billet Switch general remarks on billets
  • Why do we call them billets?
2004 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy 183
Robert Cassidy The Billet Holder inspired by a billet holder in the Tarbell Course
2004 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy 220
Robert Cassidy The Billet Case metal case for billet routines
2004 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy 220
Robert Cassidy The Billet Reading Portfolio
2004 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy 285
Barrie Richardson Chapter VIII: Paper Chase billet work intro
2005 Act Two 247
Bob Ostin Araby Location spectator choses one of several billets, each billet has a name, performer divines which was selected
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 100
Barrie Richardson Spooky Writing initials of deceased person appear on billet
2011 Curtain Call 153
Dr. Stanley Jaks Incredible Prediction loading a billet in an envelope
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 162
Michael Murray Why Write Down a Thought? thoughts on using billets, justification
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 126
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay Number Writing spectators write numbers on billets in interval in preparation for routine in second half of the show
Related to 2020 Parlour Tricks 153