39 entries in Ashtray & Ashes / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, description of effect in which different colored ashes are taken out of water (not sand effect)
Related to Mar. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on the colored ashes in water effect, Moltke und der Globus
Related to Apr. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Wilhelm Schiele Die Pharao-Schlange pill that becomes "snake" of ashes when burned
May 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5)
Charles Roe Thought Ablaze ashes on arm for card revelation
Also published here Nov. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 150)
Lloyd W. Chambers Acrobatic Ash Tray gag, when someone dips cigarette stub in ash tray there is an explosion, involves batteries and sulphuric acid, “harmless”
1941 7
The Numbers on the Arm ashes rubbed on arm, writing appears
1941/27 189
Tom Sellers Ashes of the Sun four strips of different-colored paper, they are burned one by one but the chosen colored strip floats up
1943 4
M. Van Reese Assisted by the Dead name appears on arm, ashes
1945 213
Bill Simon Ashes Away flash paper cone as ash tray, in the end paper an ashes disappear in a flash
Feb. 1948 392
Charles Roe Thoughts Ablaze No. 138, ashes on arm for card revelation using ten-twenty force
Also published here 1950 266
Don Tanner Ashes to Ashes name written on a billet and burnt, ashes put on a second billet and eventually name appears
July 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 234)
Don Tanner Don Tanner's 4 Items: Item #2 paper placed in ashes, ash-writing appears on it, idea
Mar. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 276)
Eddie Joseph Mark of Identification mark is drawn on finger with burnt match, then finger rubbed on back of other hand and mark appears on palm of the hand
1954 22
John A. M. Howie Psychicoin spirit taps, with coin and ashtray, eventually coin penetrates ashtray
Inspired by
  • L. Vosburgh Lyon's "The Tapping Ball" in Bruce Elliott's "Magic as a Hobby"
The New Phoenix (Issue 348)
Eddie Joseph The Writing on the Palm ashes on palm, writing appears
1959 7
Bill Simon Asche verschwindet using flash paper as ashtray
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 6)
Zorka Out of Ashes ashes of burnt paper rubbed on second paper reveal spectator's zodiac sign
Magick (Issue 82)
Philip T. Goldstein Burnt Offerings assistant reads ashes of a burnt business card and reveals a chosen ESP symbol
1976 7
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 8
Al Mann Don Pedro story of Don Pedro from Buenos Aires, witnessing a center tear and ashes on arm routine in 1926
1978 18
Tom Gagnon Educated Dollar Bill bill crawls underneath wallet in tent configuration, then under ashtray and back
  • The Bill and Wallet
  • Gaining Slack In The Thread
  • Himber Plus Cardini
  • The Bill and the Ashtray
  • Notes by Karl Fulves
Inspired by 1980
The Chronicles (Issue 27)
Joseph Dunninger A Visit to a Billet Medium carbon paper in book
1983 11
Alan Shaxon Eine neue Räucher-Blech-Routine two baking trays are blackened with soot, a coin is placed in between and suddenly date of coin appears written in soot
Also published here 1983 15
Richard Osterlind Updated Ashes on Arm secret writing
1986 14
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Strange Powers question written on business card, then placed inside envelope and burnt, performer divines question and answer appears on palm using the ashes
Aug. 1986
Magick (Issue 376)
Pedro Pedro in Magic cigarette vanishes and appears again, then ashtray is produced in smoke
Gimmick (Issue 6)
Gerald Deutsch Sweet Disappearance Ashtray Disappearance
May 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 5)
John Carney Final Trace deck wrapped in napkin vanishes, napkin is burned and on arm name of card appears after rubbing of ashes
1991 19
Michael Weber Powers of Dimness index fingers on spectator's eyelids, ashtray starts to levitate
Related to
  • Howard Thurston's "200 Tricks You Can Do" p. 180
1991 71
Michael Weber United Divinations ashes on arm, impromptu Devil's Handkerchief to force a billet
Related to 1991 86
Diabelli Ear of the Dragon as Harry Meier, three objects in three bags, one is removed while performer turns away, ashes are placed on paper and image of chosen object appears, audible method
1991 72
Alan Shaxon Eine neue Räucher-Blech-Routine two baking trays are blackened with soot, a coin is placed in between and suddenly date of coin appears written in soot
Also published here 1994 17
Steve Dusheck Ashes to Ashes ashes on business card transform into a design
1994 100
Earl Keyser Five Cast as Eary Keyser, die is thrown and number appears on arm, with ashes
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Tony Bartolotta Ashes Gag urn with "Ashes of Disgruntled Spectator", ashes to palm follow-up
2002 221
Wonder Man Fred Auf den Arm genommen ashes on arm to reveal selection, multiple selection
2004 265
Docc Hilford Ma7ch Mat1cal "Match Matical", three spectators select different amount of matches, performer divines them in different ways, last with ashes on arm
2006 21
Docc Hilford Desire "Secret #155 - Reversed Value", spectator writes word on billet, mixes it with an empty billet and holds one in each hand, performer finds empty billet twice, then billet is burnt and word appears on arm using ashes of paper
2008 7
Christoph Borer Auf die Stirn gebrannt ashes on forehead, name of chosen card appears
2022 28