122 entries in Paper / Envelopes / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Prof. M. Verbeck Verbeck's Wedding-Ring Trick ring is hammered on, then put in paper programme and crumbled up, transforms into nest of envelopes with ring inside, with repeat
1890 More Magic 199
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Des indischen Marabuts Sehergabe three numbers named and cards counted to, numbers and cards predicted, prepared envelope, faced deck
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 57
Unknown Un Billet d'amour card chosen, letter comes from mailman from back of audience, it is transformed into selection
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 163
Unknown X Rays cards in envelopes are divined, two methods, envelopes marked visually or haptically
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 144
Unknown The Spirit Envelope three selections, slip of paper with their names appears in previously empty envelope
1897 New Era Card Tricks 173
Unknown Envelope with See-Through Dummy
1897 New Era Card Tricks 175
Unknown The Envelope Card envelope changes into card
1897 New Era Card Tricks 258
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 5. Das amerikanische Couvert neuster Fasson envelope to make billets or bills appear
1902 Moderne Magie 61
Stanley Collins False Envelope Insertion only part of the cards are inserted into the envelope
1915 Original Magical Creations 29
Charles T. Jordan The Letter-Mailing Mystery No. 7, stack of chips with numbers, set of envelopes, envelope and postage chosen with stack of chips are divined
1920 Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 17
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Related toAlso published here 1935 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 43
Unknown An Envelope Mystery forced cards put in envelopes with punch marks, including "A Variation"
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 14
Edward Bagshawe Sealed Mystery spectator names number and counts to that number in deck, magician predicted card arrived at
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 26
Robert Parrish The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Reading System 1. Collecting the Envelopes
2. Reading the Messages
3. Returning the Card and Envelope
4. Returning the Next to the Last Message
5. Reading the Last Message
1937 You'd be Surprised 22
Jean Hugard Robert-Houdin Problem letter by Hugard about a burnt paper restored in nest of envelopes, posed as problem
Related to 1938 The Jinx (Issue 48) 339
Sid Lorraine Prediction method for sealed prediction envelope
Also published here 1939 The Jinx (Issue 65) 456
Edward Victor A "Matter-Thro'-Matter" Penknife Effect penknife is pushed through a silk and seen penetrating an envelope on other side, silk is undamaged, prepared envelope
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part Two 135
Lloyd W. Chambers Incomprehensible Predictability out of a hat, magician picks envelope containing $5 among envelopes containing just $1, steel in envelope and magnet in wand
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 11
Lloyd W. Chambers Impossible Spirit Test with lights off, magician divines names written on cards sealed in envelopes
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 13
Bert Allerton A Close Fit optical illusion in which envelope seems to small to fit a playing card
Variations 1942 Cut the Cards 5
Jean Hugard The WAACS and the Doughboys hotel story trick, Queens and Jacks in five envelopes change places
June 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Unknown Gimmicked Envelope coin vanish from envelope via slit in bottom, opaque disc inside envelope visible from outside is used as coin dummy
1944 The Art of Illusion 98
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 42
Sid Lorraine Prediction method for sealed prediction envelope
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 170
Clarence Hubbard My Case word from ten selected, appears on previously empty slate, flap with corner cut, tray to add envelope
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 214
James G. Thompson Jr. Mephisto Thot medium divines things written on papers
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 259
Eddie Clever Answer to a Mentalist's Prayer indetectible method to mark an envelope and several applications
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 202
Howard A. Adams Interstices piece of glass is put in envelope and pierced with pencil and knife, stays unharmed
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 124) 499
Paul Curry Ripping, Eh, What! while tearing the envelopes open, used for Annemann's Pseudo Psychometry
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 520
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Baseball Prophecy baseball game result is predicted, carbon envelope
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 35
Bob Spencer E-Z! gaffed envelopes
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 160) 644
Al Baker Envelope as an Accessory slit, steal
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 46
Unknown The Envelope Vanish slit
1952 Modern Coin Magic 61
Norman Jensen The Sticky Steal vanish of a bill in envelope / stealing something from an envelope
1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 246) 983
Gene "Phantini" Grant Shades of Cassandra multiple prediction, billet in envelope
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 17
Leonard Austin Dolly's Dresses four doll's dresses of different colors, chosen one vanishes and appears in chosen envelope
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 24
Tony Corinda (12) Trickery with Envelopes
1958 Predictions 98
Len Belcher Enclosed Thoughts five selection sealed in envelopes and one removed, performer knows all cards also missing one, gaffed envelope
1960 Magic of the Mind 79
The Amazing Maurice Mental Currency one of four bills is put in an envelope, performer divines which, olfactory method
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 17
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Notes ideas for Mental Curency
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 17
Ronald B. Edwards Money in Circulation dollar bill and half dollar in envelopes change places
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 358) 259
Karl Fulves Quartet selection in envelope, both torn, envelope restored, then card inside
Jan. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 16
Ali Bongo Penetration Minus big metal disc in envelope is penetrated with object, then vanishes entirely
1966 The Bongo Book 18
Alton Sharpe Impossible Card Vanish card vanishes from pay envelope, slit at bottom
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 36
Arnold De Seiver Seven Colours Of Wisdom keys in envelopes with different colored ribbons
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 48
Tom Sellers Envelope Marking System just to mark the different one
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 49
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny I Predict: You Pock prediction of two cards, one written down and one is spelled to
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 126
Anna Eva Fay Paraffin Envelope for impression
Related to July 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 347
Gene Nielsen 89c Fooler leaving price tags on gaffed objects, convincer
1972 Magick (Issue 50) 250
Jack Avis The Wishing Envelope gimmick envelope, including three routines with it
  • The Wishing Envelope
  • The Jokers Wild
  • Transposed Marlo Reverse
Also published here Oct. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 161
Karl Fulves Envelope Solid State previous trick with pay envelope instead of card, or with full card appearing from torn envelope
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 49
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
Unknown A Letter from the Vicar envelope is cut to look like a vicar's collar
1976 Mistress of Pentertain 39
Al Mann Break Through card and headline prediction, nest of envelope sent to a member of the audience by mail
1977 Break Through 1
Al Mann The Photon Shield Sealed Envelope sealed envelope, that can be opened any time
1977 The Photon Shield 3
Al Mann The Book Mark two books with bookmarks, spectator chose a word and find that bookmarks are envelopes with predictions of the chosen words
1977 Of Words and Wizards 18
Al Mann The Secret of Abonutichus message reading from sealed envelope, like a center tear
Related to 1979 Acidus Plus 14
Karroll Priest The Phoenix Effect impression device, wax in envelope
1979 Magick (Issue 234) 1167
Karrell Fox Mind-velope billets mixed in envelope, some held back secretly when others are dumped out
Related to 1979 Another Book 152
Roger Curzon Creased playing card is placed in small pay envelope and folded two times, when card is removed it is unharmed
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 158
William Goldman The Magic Coin bill travels to envelope, with torn corner, coin vanish and production intermezzo
Also published here 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 202
Unknown Vanishing the Credit Card stolen out of slit in envelope
1982 Creditable Conjuring 6
Thomas Alan Waters Riffledex selected word from a book is predicted in envelope, spectator can change his mind
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 362
Thomas Alan Waters, James G. Thompson Jr. Jato word from book is predicted in envelope
Inspired by 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 370
Karl Fulves Variation blank card in envelope against glass, ace in hand, suddenly envelope travels to hand and ace is inside, against glass only blank card
1983 Ace Machine 5
Joseph Dunninger A Mystic's Favorite sealed message reading, slit in envelope
Related to
  • Paul Kara's "Karaism", 1926 and Nelson's "Mind Divination"
1983 Master Billet Tests 7
Jack Paul, Alan Shaxon Stellaporation credit card in envelope is placed inside a book, other book is shown with an envelope at same position, then credit card travels inside other envelope
Also published here 1983 Das Alan Shaxon Seminar "1983" 21
Don Tanner, Trevor Lewis, Phil Willmarth Six Card Mental Test Again! billet in envelope prediction
Variations 1984 Magic from the Parade #1 20
Karl Fulves Rupert the Great No. 37, animal cut and folded from envelope finds card
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 65
Karl Fulves Spellbox No. 7, posed as a problem:
(1) coin changes into small envelope à la spellbound, back and forth, coin in envelope
(2) spellbound changes with box and lid
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 99
Unknown Kuverts two impromptu magic items and gags with envelopes
Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 132
Al Mann Postman's Curve spectator writes on back of a envelope and folds it, reading method
1988 Scorpio's Curve 7
Karrell Fox "E.Z.-est-yet" Mindreading billets mixed in envelope, some held back secretly when others are dumped out
Related to 1988 My Latest Book 83
Roger Klause Going South stealing bill out of envelope with slit for Terry Seabrooke's bill to wallet
Related to 1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 137
Unknown Get the Cash method of stealing money from sealed envelope
Also published here
  • "Spycatcher" (Peter Wright)
1991 Cheat Sheet (Issue 8) 73
Larry Becker Midnight Miracle design duplication, stealing billet from envelope
1992 Stunners! 121
Jack Paul, Alan Shaxon Stellaporation credit card in envelope is placed inside a book, other book is shown with an envelope at same position, then credit card travels inside other envelope
Related toAlso published here 1994 Alan Shaxon Lecture 26
Rudolf Braunmüller Trickumschläge I article about gaffed envelopes
July 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4&5) 184
Roy Johnson Der Mehrzweck-Umschlag switching an object under a stack of envelopes with hollow section
Nov. 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 1) 22
Al Baker Geldschein-Umschlag for stealing and burning bill
Nov. 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 1) 26
Unknown Fake envelope dump card loaded on outside of envelope appears to dump out together with other objects that are actually inside
1994 Working Alone 17
Alexander de Cova Kuvertschablone making your own envelopes in the right size
Also published here Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 52
Tommy Wonder The Ring, the Watch and the Wallet ring, watch and bill disappear from envelope and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
Related toVariations 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 302
William Goldman Die Zaubermünze bill travels to envelope, with torn corner, coin vanish and production intermezzo
Also published here 1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 4&5) 171
David Solomon Switching Envelope with window cut out
Variations 1997 Solomon's Mind 121
Unknown Enveloped deck in envelope, selection rises out
1998 The Rising Card Book 33
Karl Fulves Do You Swear "Unsolved Mysteries"
three envelopes with messages, no effect given, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 178
Ellis Stanyon An Envelope Changes to the Chosen Card No. 27, hinged gaff
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 172
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note prediction envelope has a card back on other side, all cards have an envelope on other side with same card predicted, switch in stand or upright book
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 172
Jeff Sheridan The Svengali Envelopes image drawn on white card that is put in an envelope is divined
Nov. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11) 61
Karl Fulves Special Delivery "Problems"
only flap from envelope in hand, a smaller envelope produced à la purse frame, posed as a problem
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 153
Alexander de Cova Kuvertschablone making your own envelopes in the right size
Also published here 2002 Power Workshop 14
Al Baker Envelope as an Accessory slit, steal
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 310
Al Baker Coin in Envelope shadow of coin is seen when empty envelope is held against light
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 697
Jay Sankey Special Delivery Signed card appears in window envelope
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Tricks of the Trade) 33
Jay Sankey Pandora's Envelope Indifferent card in black envelope (with hole) changes into selection, then second signed selection appears visually in envelope
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Sankadelic Magic) 52
Karl Fulves Envelope Illusion optical illusion in which envelope seems to small to fit a playing card, with short card-to-envelope routine
Inspired by 2004 Charlatan (Issue 8) 102
Bob Ostin The Envelope Hold-Out envelope to add cards on top of the deck
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 124
Jack Avis An Idea for Adding a Card to the Top of the Deck using an envelope
2006 Rara Avis 140
Jim Steinmeyer Pasteboard Under Glass using Okito's Substitution Principle with hollow stack of envelopes
Inspired by
  • Card in Bottle in "This Magic Stuff" (Robert Harbin, Abracadabra, Vol. 6 No. 138, Sep. 1948, p. 115)
Also published here
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 14
Christoph Borer Mord am runden Tisch prediction in envelope, murder and victim are predicted, various ideas for using the same method in different contexts
2010 Prevedere 20
Karl Fulves Tick Tock card in envelope put on one side of cardboard wallet with strips, another card on the other side, the envelope only changes place when closed and opened
Related to 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 506
Steven Hamilton The Envelope Thing prediction taken from envelope, envelope torn, prediction says "look in envelope", envelope is restored and signed selection taken from it
Also published here 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 98
Mike Caveney Bill Steal from Envelope
2013 Wonders 251
Colin McLeod By Association game of word association, last word is predicted on business card inside envelope
2014 Divine 12
Jim Steinmeyer Pasteboard Under Glass using Okito's Substitution Principle with hollow stack of envelopes
Also published here 2014 The Molecules of Magic 3
Jim Steinmeyer The Top Secret Envelope
  • Conjuring
envelope with a hole is threaded onto two ropes and removed under a cloth cover
Inspired by
  • "The Plastic Pendant" (Gordon Howatt, Let's Make Magic)
June 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 6) 28
Alexander de Cova Geldschein in Zitrone bill put into envelope unfolded, secretly folded and extracted as envelope is handled and closed
2015 Burners — Vol. 2 35
Roberto Giobbi, Jean Hugard Robert-Houdin's Trick Problem burnt paper restored in nest of envelopes, posed as problem, quoted from reference
Inspired by 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 11) 46
Roberto Giobbi, Dr. Jacob Daley Card to Envelope and Wallet addressing the envelope to spectator
Related to
  • "Card to Envelope Wrinkle" (Daley's Notebook, #565)
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 17) 112
Roberto Giobbi Cutting Edge Magic impaled envelope as intrigue object
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue June 23) 181
Roberto Giobbi Envelopes for Magic ideas for special envelopes
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 6) 287
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Project Fear spectator writes a fear on a paper, performer divines it
2016 Project Fear 5
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Psychometry with an Envelope several ideas, drawings in envelopes
2016 Project Fear 15
Tom Cutts The Gift spectator selects a picture with different presents, the same picture is found in an envelope and the person receives the gift as a climax
2016 Project Fear 19
Joaquín Matas Aparición "Flash" production of a large envelope or similar object in a flash, with candle
2016 A Fuego Lento — Volumen II 181
Peter Brynolf, Jonas Ljung Group Dynamics Bank Night combined with Chair Test, gaffed envelopes
Nov. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 11) 90
Gerry McCambridge Chapter 15: Omni Glance three spectators, one thinks of name, one thinks of time and one draws picture, performer correctly gets name, sets a watch to correct time and draws matching picture
Also published here
  • Roy Miller's Mental Montage
2017 Performing the Q & A 85
Jim Steinmeyer Fake Envelope Exchange miming exchanging two envelopes
Also published here Aug. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 8) 48
Alexander de Cova Bill in Envelope Fold
  • Notizen
bill put in envelope folded in half, stolen out and folded smaller behind envelope
Dec. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 12) 68
Jim Steinmeyer Fake Envelope Exchange miming exchanging two envelopes
Also published here June 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 6) 51
Jim Steinmeyer The Lurker
  • Conjuring
stack of envelopes, interlocked flaps used as "impromptu rough/smooth"
Aug. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 8) 50