33 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) 112
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) 127
Wilhelm Schiele Die Pharao-Schlange pill that becomes "snake" of ashes when burned
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 79
Charles Roe Thought Ablaze ashes on arm for card revelation
Also published here 1941 The Jinx (Issue 150) 881
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 Original Ideas in Magic 7
Unknown The Numbers on the Arm ashes rubbed on arm, writing appears
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 189
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 Twenty Tricks 4
M. Van Reese Assisted by the Dead name appears on arm, ashes
1945 My Best 213
Charles Roe Thoughts Ablaze No. 138, ashes on arm for card revelation using ten-twenty force
Also published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 266
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
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 A Magician Goes to Dinner 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"
1958 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 219
Eddie Joseph The Writing on the Palm ashes on palm, writing appears
1959 Cigarette Tricks and Gags at the Bar 7
Bill Simon Asche verschwindet using flash paper as ashtray
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 6) 884
Zorka Out of Ashes ashes of burnt paper rubbed on second paper reveal spectator's zodiac sign
1973 Magick (Issue 82) 407
Philip T. Goldstein Burnt Offerings assistant reads ashes of a burnt business card and reveals a chosen ESP symbol
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 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 The Blue Book of Mentalism 8
Al Mann Don Pedro story of Don Pedro from Buenos Aires, witnessing a center tear and ashes on arm routine in 1926
1978 The Tesseract 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) 1325
Joseph Dunninger A Visit to a Billet Medium carbon paper in book
1983 Master Billet Tests 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 Das Alan Shaxon Seminar "1983" 15
Richard Osterlind Updated Ashes on Arm secret writing
1986 The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 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) 1877
Pedro Pedro in Magic cigarette vanishes and appears again, then ashtray is produced in smoke
1986 Gimmick (Issue 6) 10
Gerald Deutsch Sweet Disappearance Ashtray Disappearance
May 1990 Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 5) 1783
John Carney Final Trace deck wrapped in napkin vanishes, napkin is burned and on arm name of card appears after rubbing of ashes
1991 Carneycopia 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 Life Savers 71
Michael Weber United Divinations ashes on arm, impromptu Devil's Handkerchief to force a billet
Related to 1991 Life Savers 86
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 Alan Shaxon Lecture 17
Steve Dusheck Ashes to Ashes ashes on business card transform into a design
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 100
Earl Keyser Five Cast as Eary Keyser, die is thrown and number appears on arm, with ashes
1995 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 12) 51
Tony Bartolotta Ashes Gag urn with "Ashes of Disgruntled Spectator", ashes to palm follow-up
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 221
Christoph Borer Auf die Stirn gebrannt ashes on forehead, name of chosen card appears
2022 A String of Pearls 28