other very pretty tricks with bals \n "two in the hand and one in the pocket" precursor, one phase \n unknown
1634
the art of legerdemain discovered
Unknown

Other very pretty tricks with Bals

1634

The Art of Legerdemain Discovered

16



transit spheres \n four small balls travel from hand to hand \n stanley collins
1940
the jinx
Stanley Collins

Transit Spheres

1940

The Jinx
(Issue 91)

567



marbles and marvels \n marbles reappear in hand and turn to potatoes in the end \n stanley collins \n transit spheres \n stanley collins
1945
my best
Stanley Collins

Marbles And Marvels

Related to

1945

My Best

199



classic ball routine \n \n john scarne \n black's magnetic cup routine \n aaron black
1946
stars of magic
John Scarne

Classic Ball Routine

Related to

1946

Stars of Magic
(Vol. 1 No. 1)

9



three ball routine \n "same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges" \n edward marlo \n on the rollup move \n edward marlo \n three ball production \n bob king
1951
ed marlo's lecture notes
Edward Marlo

Three Ball Routine

Related to

1951

Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes

9



spheroid skulduggery \n balls appear, split and change into small skull then into bigger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket \n john scarne \n verne chesbro \n james g. thompson jr. \n ben dalgin \n zwei in die hand... \n james g. thompson jr.
1956
top secrets of magic
John Scarne, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Ben Dalgin

Spheroid Skulduggery

Also published here

1956

Top Secrets of Magic

57



three ball transposition \n classic effect with silk as table and popupmove \n dai vernon \n bells \n dai vernon \n lewis ganson \n threeball transposition \n dai vernon
1957
the dai vernon book of magic
Dai Vernon

Three Ball Transposition

Related toVariations

1957

The Dai Vernon Book of Magic

61



three small balls \n on handkerchief stretched between spectators \n dave ossip \n irving m. lewis
1957
26 originals
Dave Ossip, Irving M. Lewis

Three Small Balls

1957

26 Originals

13



a modern chinese marvel \n "two in the hand, one in the pocket" routine, credit information on the plot, with popup move, five phases \n oscar pladek \n on the rollup move \n edward marlo \n reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n oscar pladek \n reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n edward marlo \n reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n herb zarrow \n john e. mintz \n ein moderne chinesisches wunder \n oscar pladek
1973
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Oscar Pladek

A Modern Chinese Marvel

Related toAlso published here

Apr. 1973

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 8 No. 6)

611



on the rollup move \n popup move information, see references \n edward marlo \n three ball routine \n edward marlo \n a modern chinese marvel \n oscar pladek \n reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n oscar pladek
1973
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Edward Marlo

On the RollUp Move

Related to

Oct. 1973

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 8 No. 12)

679



reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n reply to ed marlo's letter on p. 679 \n oscar pladek \n on the rollup move \n edward marlo \n a modern chinese marvel \n oscar pladek \n reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n edward marlo
1973
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Oscar Pladek

Reference Shelf  A Modern Chinese Marvel

Related to

Dec. 1973

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 9 No. 2)

695



never say die! \n two in the hand one in the pocket \n amedeo vacca
1974
amedeo's continental magic
Amedeo Vacca

Never Say Die!

1974

Amedeo's Continental Magic

44



reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n reply to oscar pladek \n edward marlo \n a modern chinese marvel \n oscar pladek \n reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n oscar pladek
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Edward Marlo

Reference Shelf  A Modern Chinese Marvel

Related to

Apr. 1974

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 9 No. 6)

726



reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n more credit claims \n herb zarrow \n john e. mintz \n a modern chinese marvel \n oscar pladek \n reference shelf  a modern chinese marvel \n edward marlo
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Herb Zarrow, John E. Mintz

Reference Shelf  A Modern Chinese Marvel

Related to

July 1974

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 9 No. 9)

757



ein moderne chinesisches wunder \n "two in the hand, one in the pocket" routine, with popup move, five phases \n oscar pladek \n a modern chinese marvel \n oscar pladek
1974
intermagic
Oscar Pladek

Ein Moderne Chinesisches Wunder

Also published here

July 1974

Intermagic
(Vol. 2 No. 1)

11



veil of darkness \n with handkerchief \n frank garcia
1976
the encyclopedia of sponge ball magic
Frank Garcia

Veil of Darkness

1976

The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic

159



impromptu three ball routine \n three paper balls \n jerry mentzer
1977
closeup cavalcade finale
Jerry Mentzer

Impromptu Three Ball Routine

1977

Closeup Cavalcade Finale

103



flycatcher \n plastic flies in ambercolored plastic, two in the hands and one in the pocket routine, plastic frog finale \n stephen minch
1977
creations of a magical madman
Stephen Minch

FlyCatcher

1977

Creations of a Magical Madman

49



two in the hand is worth three on the table \n two in one hand and one in the other hand \n jim cozzens
1977
innovative magic no. 1
Jim Cozzens

Two in the Hand is Worth Three on the Table

1977

Innovative Magic No. 1

4



requirements \n basic props and moves for thee balls & net routines \n frank garcia
1978
the real secrets of the threeball routines
Frank Garcia

Requirements

1978

The Real Secrets of the ThreeBall Routines

10



horowitz' secret move \n move for routine \n sam leo horowitz
1978
the real secrets of the threeball routines
Sam Leo Horowitz

Horowitz' Secret Move

1978

The Real Secrets of the ThreeBall Routines

19



practice makes perfect \n on the popup move \n frank garcia
1978
the real secrets of the threeball routines
Frank Garcia

Practice makes Perfect

1978

The Real Secrets of the ThreeBall Routines

21



the "frank garcia" routine \n \n frank garcia
1978
the real secrets of the threeball routines
Frank Garcia

The "Frank Garcia" Routine

1978

The Real Secrets of the ThreeBall Routines

22



the perplexing persian pearls \n  the production<br/> the 'split' to two<br/> the table transposition<br/> the pocket transposition<br/> the split to three<br/> first three ball transposition<br/> second three ball transposition<br/> hiding them in the sand<br/> finding them in the sand<br/> the fourth dimension<br/> plucking from the air, the stroke<br/> eyes and ears<br/> the gambling game \n romaine
1978
the real secrets of the threeball routines
Romaine

The Perplexing Persian Pearls

1978

The Real Secrets of the ThreeBall Routines

45



chromospheres \n different colored balls, including variation by frank garcia \n dr. jacob daley \n the nomad coins \n milton kort \n nomads in the dunes \n milton kort \n kortospheres \n milton kort \n chromo balls \n john luka
1978
the real secrets of the threeball routines
Dr. Jacob Daley

ChromoSpheres

Variations

1978

The Real Secrets of the ThreeBall Routines

76



the extra ball principle in practice \n \n lewis ganson
1979
two in the hand and one in the pocket
Lewis Ganson

The Extra Ball Principle in Practice

1979

Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket

8



the climax \n foreign object as climax \n lewis ganson
1979
two in the hand and one in the pocket
Lewis Ganson

The Climax

1979

Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket

11



how many? \n dice routine \n gerald kosky \n how many? \n gerald kosky \n three dice monte \n gene gordon
1979
two in the hand and one in the pocket
Gerald Kosky

How Many?

VariationsAlso published here

1979

Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket

11



the hand over hand move \n showing hands and balls while hiding extra ball \n lewis ganson
1979
two in the hand and one in the pocket
Lewis Ganson

The Hand over Hand Move

1979

Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket

14



sweet trick \n sugar cubes appear, two in the hand... routine, jumbo sugar cube finale \n unknown
1979
two in the hand and one in the pocket
Unknown

Sweet Trick

1979

Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket

17



bells \n classic effect with silk as table and popupmove \n dai vernon \n lewis ganson \n three ball transposition \n dai vernon
1979
two in the hand and one in the pocket
Dai Vernon, Lewis Ganson

Bells

Inspired by

1979

Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket

23



coke capers \n using ravelle & andree's "coke capers" props \n lewis ganson
1979
two in the hand and one in the pocket
Lewis Ganson

Coke Capers

1979

Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket

29



a routine for coke capers \n using ravelle & andree's "coke capers" props \n ken de courcy
1979
two in the hand and one in the pocket
Ken De Courcy

A Routine for Coke Capers

1979

Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket

29



other routines \n using other props for "two in the hands..." routines
 cigarettes
 matches
 coins
 dice
 miniature models
 toys \n lewis ganson
1979
two in the hand and one in the pocket
Lewis Ganson

Other Routines

1979

Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket

32



the chinese berry trick \n three balls turn into lemon as climax \n andrew galloway
1984
the best of closeup magic
Andrew Galloway

The Chinese Berry Trick

1984

The Best of CloseUp Magic

66



the chaperone \n two in hand, one in pocket \n sol stone
1986
apocalypse
Sol Stone

The Chaperone

Sep. 1986

Apocalypse
(Vol. 9 No. 9)

1249



the thirteenth victim \n bullets travel from hand to hand, presentation for marble trick \n john carney
1991
carneycopia
John Carney

The Thirteenth Victim

1991

Carneycopia

259



rollaball/squeegee move \n using popupmove \n harold cataquet
1996
apocalypse
Harold Cataquet

RollABall/Squeegee Move

May 1996

Apocalypse
(Vol. 19 No. 5)

2647



chromo balls \n different colored balls, with color change beginning \n john luka \n chromospheres \n dr. jacob daley
1997
l.i.n.t. — pocket stuff for closeup magicians
John Luka

Chromo Balls

Inspired by

1997

L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for CloseUp Magicians

93



kortospheres \n three ball trick with different colored balls \n milton kort \n chromospheres \n dr. jacob daley
1999
kort
Milton Kort

Kortospheres

Inspired by

1999

Kort

299



improved popup move \n improved handling of the classic popup move for three ball trick \n milton kort
1999
kort
Milton Kort

Improved PopUp Move

1999

Kort

302



zwei in die hand... \n balls appear, split and change into small skull then into bigger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket \n james g. thompson jr. \n spheroid skulduggery \n john scarne \n verne chesbro \n james g. thompson jr. \n ben dalgin
1999
intermagic
James G. Thompson Jr.

Zwei in die Hand...

Also published here

1999

Intermagic
(Vol. 23 No. 3)

94



three ball vanish \n \n john carney
2002
the book of secrets
John Carney

Three Ball Vanish

2002

The Book of Secrets

133



off the vine \n using grapes \n john carney
2002
the book of secrets
John Carney

Off the Vine

2002

The Book of Secrets

248



wooing annette \n idea for blocking ballsandnet routine \n tom stone
2010
vortex
Tom Stone

Wooing Annette

2010

Vortex

115



die kraft des qi \n two in the hand one in the pocket with baoding balls, then a big ball appears just to vanish under a handkerchief \n christian scherer
2014
schlaglichter
Christian Scherer

Die Kraft des Qi

2014

Schlaglichter

60



balls in the net \n with credit information, silent mora, ed marlo, oscar pladek, david roth
 phase i
 phase ii: the repeat
 phase iii: pocket to the hand
 phase iv: twice to pocket
 phase v: the three ball vanish \n johnny thompson
2018
the magic of johnny thompson
Johnny Thompson

Balls in the Net

2018

The Magic of Johnny Thompson
(Issue 1)

147



the twoball popup move \n \n edward marlo \n linking ring, vol. 37 no. 4
2018
the magic of johnny thompson
Edward Marlo

The TwoBall PopUp Move

Related to Linking Ring, Vol. 37 No. 4

2018

The Magic of Johnny Thompson
(Issue 1)

150



balls to egg finish \n as finale for a "balls in the net" routine, any item in egg size is produced \n camilo vázquez
2018
the magic of johnny thompson
Camilo Vázquez

Balls to Egg Finish

2018

The Magic of Johnny Thompson
(Issue 1)

158



einleitung \n on the origin of the routine \n christian scherer
2018
die vierte dimension
Christian Scherer

Einleitung

2018

Die Vierte Dimension

3



die vierte dimension \n portal presentation for three ball routine / balls and net, with two in the hands elements \n christian scherer
2018
die vierte dimension
Christian Scherer

Die Vierte Dimension

2018

Die Vierte Dimension

4



der pop up move \n \n christian scherer
2018
die vierte dimension
Christian Scherer

Der Pop up Move

2018

Die Vierte Dimension

4



the popdown \n han ping chien like \n al schneider
2019
genii
Al Schneider

The PopDown

Mar. 2019

Genii
(Vol. 82 No. 3)

38



mora ball routine \n with glass bowl \n john carney
2020
sleights & insights
John Carney

Mora Ball Routine

2020

Sleights & Insights

68



the pop up move \n \n john carney
2020
sleights & insights
John Carney

The Pop Up Move

2020

Sleights & Insights

73



threeball transposition \n from private lecture notes by gene matsuura \n dai vernon \n three ball transposition \n dai vernon
2022
dai vernon: the spirit of magic
Dai Vernon

ThreeBall Transposition

Related to

2022

Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

97


