508 entries in Hand Gimmicks
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Unknown The Hand Box, for Vanishing a Handkerchief secret container attached to handRelated to Modern Magic 263
Buatier de Kolta Another bare-armed Vanish Related to More Magic 213
Unknown A Hat with a Hole in it - The Finger through the Hat
- The Cork through the Hat
- The Coin through the Hat
- The Cigar through the Hat
More Magic 306
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger about the fake finger, vanishing and appearing silk application, also with tip of finger removable, flower production application Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 94
Unknown Das Tuch auf Reisen silk appears and vanishes in bare hands Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Unknown Abenteuer eines Eies und Irrfahrten eines Tuches by "E. C. from Munich", longer routine with egg, egg cup, glass, silk and candleRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 21
Prof. Carlo Arminio Das Färben von Glaskugeln color changing glass spheres/balls, chemical, finger tips with holes in the tip Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 184
Unknown Die Blechattrappe "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
container with lids sticking out to hold it between fingers behind hand
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 81
Carl Willmann Das Erscheinen eines Tuches in freier Hand long article on different methods to produce silks in the bare hands, with hand container gimmicks, also body loads with loopsRelated to
  • Willmann's Salon-Magie, p. 81
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4) 57
Unknown The New Rising Cards From The Hand fake fingerRelated to New Era Card Tricks 202
Unknown Der Papierfinger false finger made from tissue paper for silk production, crumpled up at the end Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 10
Carl Willmann Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)Related toVariations Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 152
Unknown Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)Related toVariations Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 14
Unknown Die Handschale oder Muschel "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
flesh-colored attachment over palm of hand to hide silks, spring flowers, ...
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 65
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on the third handRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 6) 95
Carl Willmann Der Kartensteiger in der Hand first finger pushes up card, fake finger, all fingers apparently visibleInspired by Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 53
Unknown Fragekasten zur "Pythagoras Hand" thoughts on the third hand gimmickInspired by Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 12) 192
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer brennenden Petroleum-Lampe vanishing lit petroleum candle, using a fake strapped-on arm Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 104
Unknown Die Spinne container gimmick between fingers that can pivot in front of or behind the fingers Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 89
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Metamorphose eines Tuches No. 44, silk produced, changes into ribbon, then into small silks, they vanish and reappear inside an egg Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 120
Wilhelm Meves Zum "Pythagoras-Wunder" stick with pivot joint in the middle in top of silkInspired by Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 10) 152
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger triangle finger attachment with bigger loading chamber, American origin Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 41
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Ein neuer Münzentrick folding coin in fake finger, credit informationRelated to
  • "New Coin Production from Bare Hands" (T. Nelson Downs, Modern Coin Manipulation, 1900, p. 130)
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 38
Carl Willmann Das Hervorbringen einer beliebigen Anzahl Tücher many silks produced from one small silk Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9) 134
Buatier de Kolta Die Wanderung der Tücher six different-colored silks vanish, first two, then three, then last one Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12) 183
Hamley Brothers, Unknown The False Finger (The Magical Production of Handkerchiefs)
different constructions
Later Magic 209
Unknown The Hand-Box secret container attached to handRelated to Later Magic 218
Unknown The Cache flesh-colored ball, thumbs can stick into holes for manipulation Later Magic 219
Professor Hoffmann A Simple Appliance for Handkerchief Multiplication Later Magic 228
Unknown Handkerchief Multiplication on a Larger Scale strategies to produce many silks Later Magic 232
Mr. Stillwell Stillwell's Handkerchief Act Later Magic 234
Unknown The Brass Tube, with Sliding Cup, for Colour-Changing Tricks Later Magic 260
August Roterberg Roterberg's Vanisher, and Passes Therewith Later Magic 270
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, Ellis Stanyon Various Methods of Colour-Changing - The Conradi Tube
- Sundry Appliances for Colour-Changing
Related to Later Magic 242
Unknown A New Handkerchief Vanisher Related to Later Magic 269
C. O. Williams Another Method of Using the Vanisher container gimmicks Later Magic 273
Maurice Garland A Postscript - Handkerchief to Egg with ping-pong ball
- Silk & Egg shown, silk vanishes
Later Magic 345
Unknown The Finger Shell and False Palm Later Magic 215
Ching Ling Foo Finger Shell shell between two fingers Later Magic 475
Joseph Michael Hartz The False Thumb Later Magic 214
Hugo Wohlers Ein japanischer Reistrick loose rice vanishes in hand, secret purse container with spring-powered opening Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 155
Unknown Neuestes Flaggen-Manöver two silks and small flag appear, silks put in glass, flag vanishes again and reappears between the two silks in glass, false finger and pull Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 92
Unknown The Vanishing Rice rice vanishes between hands, flesh-colored bagAlso published here Later Magic 566
Unknown The Vanishing Rice rice vanishes between hands, flesh-colored bagAlso published here Magical Titbits 11
Laurie Ireland Come and Go Silk Gimmick metal ball type gimmick Ireland Writes a Book 10
Lu Brent Your Tips Thumb tip / glove tip Novel Magic 32
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
E. Leslie May A Handkerchief is Selected silks are put in unprepared bag and mixed, performer takes one out, force SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
E. D. Wolff Transient Money bill into nest of envelopes, thumb tip The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 32
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Diablo Pellet Reading one question written on billet is burnt and later answered by performer Mental Bargain Effects 1
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Lu Brent The Classical Cigarette tobacco and cigarette paper penetrate handkerchief and transform into cigarette, thumb tip The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 84
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Little Demon Silk Production with hollow gaff, one-handed or two-handed production of large silk The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 37
Theodore Annemann Serial Number Divination number is divined by medium, in random orderRelated to "En Rapport" 10
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawingRelated to "En Rapport" 13
Billy O'Connor The Bill in the Envelope burned bill reappears in empty envelope, number checked The Magic Annual for 1937 29
Fred Rothenberg Torn and Restored Paper Strip Gimmick The Magic Annual for 1937 83
Dr. Edward G. Ervin "Rolling" a Cigarette loose tobacco and paper change into cigarette The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 15
Dr. Edward G. Ervin New Version Want Ad Test ads cut out of newspaper and put in envelope, one chosen, content divined The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 28
Sam Leo Horowitz The Best Handkerchief Gimmick: The Coin and the Handkerchief a tube Greater Magic 585
Unknown A Novel Production of Silks several silks, with Stilwell Hank Ball Greater Magic 595
Unknown Old and New Apparatus from the Charles H. Larson Collection with pictures of:
- The Vanishing Cannon Ball
- A Magic Periscope
- The Magic Kettle
- The Silks Stand
- The Mysterious Disc
- The Mysterious Case
- The Inexhaustible Barrel
- Cord and Books
- The Ivory Card Blocks
- The Hut of Madagascar
- The Umbrella Table
- Pack of Cards Changed to Silk
- The Latest Block and Cord
- Silk Production Balls
- Silk Production
- The Card Table
- Latest Mirror Glass
- The Cigarette Candle
- The Penetration of Matter
- Other Collections
Greater Magic 927
Unknown The Card Case and Finger Tip case with slit, finger tip with needleRelated to Greater Magic 405
Unknown Another Vanish of a Lighted Cigarette thumb tip Greater Magic 742
Franklin M. Chapman Tap-Tap marble vanishes from handkerchief Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Purse Mys'Try handkerchief with signature vanishes and appears in purse Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
William Larsen Boutonniere four packets of garden seeds, one is selected and some seeds poured in hand, they vanish and written on the palm is the name of the flower, as a climax the flower appears Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 2) 2
Franklin M. Chapman Flash Color-Change Silk Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 2) 2
Franklin M. Chapman Fan It! snowstorm first with red then wit white paper, wet paper and fan Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 3) 4
T. Page Wright Bull's Eye! three of six "BB" shot bullets travel from spectator's hand into performer's Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 4) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Selectosilko one of three handkerchiefs travels into one of three envelopes Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6) 2
Franklin M. Chapman Disintegrosphere bottle with small steel ball in it vanishes from under handkerchief, rattle of ball can be heard until last moment Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Unknown New Silk Production Ball with two separate compartements The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 84
Franklin M. Chapman Puff ribbon is produced from rolled up paper tube Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7) 2
William Larsen For Magi Only! vanish of matches Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7) 3
Franklin M. Chapman It's a Date date of borrowed dime appears on disk Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9) 2
R. D. Spraker, Jr. Bamboo monte with three bamboo tubes and a silk, at the end las tube is filled with liquid Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9) 4
Franklin M. Chapman When Your Number turns Up name of deceased person appears on piece of paper, initialed by spectator and sealed in envelope Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 2
Howard Warringer The Bashful Bartender empty glass is produced under silk, then covered again and found to be filled with liquid Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 3
Franklin M. Chapman The Makin's paper and tobacco in handkerchief change into cigarette Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Al Cerwin A Tip for Your Tip tips on coloring a thumb tip Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5) 4
Harry C. Bjorklund Big-Cig Jumbo Cigarette Production lighted cigarette vanishes, giant cigarette appears and doubles The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 76
Unknown Rolling a Cigarette with One Hand The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 81
Clayton Rawson Sixth Finger Card Rise Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 511
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Sixth Finger Inspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 84) 539
Theodore Annemann The Invisible Pull thumb tip at pull, applied to paper restoration, silk/cigarette vanishRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 86) 546
Joseph Ovette, Louis Lam A Tip on Slow Motion Card Vanish thin card stuffed in thumb tip, with other method by Louis Lam for thumb nail method Fast Ones 11
Samuel Berland, Bob Hummer Card and Ribbon ribbon with gummed sticker in pocket, selection vanishes from deck and is found attached on ribbonAlso published here Half-A-Dozen Hummers 9
Unknown The Thumb Tip description and general information, chapter with applications following Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 117
Unknown Hindu Paper Tearing using thumb tip, two methods Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 312
Tom Sellers The Rising Cards fake thumb and houlette That's Good! 7
Wilbur T. Kattner Tricklet stamps are produced from a rolled up bill The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Unknown Gaglets thumb tip, silk is not glued but attached with wax so it can be used for other things as well The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 105
Unknown The Handkerchief Ball universal gimmick with loop, handwashing displays Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 317
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tipRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Bob Hanko Confetti Spaghetti confetti turns into a multicolored paper band The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 197
Ching Ling Foo Torn Paper Classic torn and restored paper strip Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Tom Fitzgerald Bromo Seltzer to the Resuce impromptu thumb tip for vanishing liquid and making salt travel The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 67) 273
Edw. C. Jochens A Tip on a Tip using a throat atomizer to spray gimmick Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 5
Unknown Vanishing a Silk from paper cone, with handkerchief ball Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 168
Jean Hugard Silk Dyeing by Hand pushing silk through hand Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 7) 179
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches - named card in pocket
- do as i do, with mindreading presentation
- making envelopes see through
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
Ronald B. Edwards Surprise! bill (stage money) to silver coin The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 369
R. N. Lee Lit-Switch switch of cigarette with a lighter The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 98) 398
Bruce Elliott Misdirection for Rabbit-From-The-Hat with false finger The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 128) 514
Billy McComb William's Invisible Pipe smoking thumb The First Book of William 30
Billy McComb William Passes On Some Tips on thumb tips, on using milk, on the appearing cane, how to remove paint The First Book of William 36
Louis Tannen, Mac MacDonald Just a Thumb Tip how MacDonald performed the vanishing cigarette with one arm and handling tips for the thumb tip The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 530
Bruce Elliott Dice Tip sort of two in the hand one in the pocket routine, with small dice The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 531
Mike Bornstein Zombino as Kolma, floating ball, thumb tip with wire and ballRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 469
George Braund Swallowing Razor Blades The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 641
Audley Walsh Rubber Finger Mike one handed flourish, dealing the cards The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 187) 747
Karrell Fox Tip The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 168) 674
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
Jack Yeager "Flash" Cigarette in Handkerchief flash paper in thumb tip Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 16
Sidney Mayer Dollar Bill Stunt water poured in bill tube turns green Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 35
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
Stanley Collins Thumb Tip Quickie catching thumb gag Over the Coffee Cups 33
Maurice Kump The Hommade Magician - Hair (for thread work)
- Thumbtips
- Slates
- Carbon
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 1
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's handRelated to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Al Baker Goldfish Production sixth finger The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 453
Dick Piser Supreme Salt salt vanishes and appears, loop ball gimmick The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 291) 1162
Alton Sharpe Two Ribbon Cut using thumb tip and loops Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 101
Bill Nord Purse handkerchief appears in invisible purse / purse frameAlso published here The Best in Magic 9
Don Alan Reading Palms gag, with rubber hand Pretty Sneaky 39
Sam "Cordé" Cohn Cut & Restored Ribbon Up-to-Date part of "Dress Up Your Oldies" 26 Originals 12
Tony Corinda Different Types of Writers A. Described as "The Swami Gimmick"
B. Described as "C" Type
C. Described as The Band Writer
D. Described as the Overnail Writer
E. Described as an "Adhesive Writer" (Eric Mason's Boon)
F. Described as The Thumbtip Nailwriter
Related to The Swami Gimmick 4
Punx (16) Telekinecards ESP cards on a board move on their own, as the spectator wishes, third hand gimmick Mediumistic Stunts 288
Charlie Miller Fish Catching bare handed The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 72
Edward Marlo Chop Cup Idea using an additional magnet The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 366) 292
Jay Weiler Finger Ring ring penetrates finger, finger bases covered with silk The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 142
Pat Sprake The Phoenix Pound dollar note is put in one of four envelopes and all are shuffled, three of them are burnt, in the last one is the bill The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 111
Ned Rutledge Thumb-Thing to Write With thumb tip writer, handling and construction Between Two Minds 42
David Berglas Production and Vanish Of A Silk Handkerchief with tube or ball The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 194
Alan Shaxon The Banknote in Walnut bill in walnut in egg in lemon, serial number divination to startInspired by My Kind of Magic 37
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther The Diabolo Bill! signed bill is burnt and appears in sealed tube The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 31) 151
Steve Spillman Challenge Vanish! in thumb tipRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 43) 212
Unknown II. Match Vanish thumb tip handling Close-up Cavalcade 52
Karl Fulves Klip Notes notes, techniques, ideas with paper clips and cards
- Add-On Technique
- Flap Card Technique
- Paper Clip Problems (4)
Close-Up Mental Magic 32
Karl Fulves Voodoo bowl with folded billets, on each billet is a country, spectator and performer take the same, interesting presentation Close-Up Mental Magic 46
Amedeo Vacca Red Ashes tissue strip produced, burnt & restored Amedeo's Continental Magic 19
Unknown Salt and Matches salt in hand transposes with matches in matchbox Another Close-up Cavalcade 102
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg, Charlie Miller Fu Manchu's Time Capsule prediction in tube, humidor, thumb tip switch The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 128) 639
Dai Vernon A Silk Routine production from bill, with fifth finger gimmick The First California Lecture 7
Mike Tannen Tannen's "In" Move thumb tipRelated to The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 86
Frank Garcia The "Slick" Routine two in hand, one in pocket The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 118
Frank Garcia Hanky Panky with handkerchief The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 147
Mitchell Dyszel Silks To Go "Thumb Trix"
two silks vanish in fist, with wand
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #4) 917
Mitchell Dyszel The Stretching Silk "Thumb Trix" The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #4) 917
Jack Bridwell Sealed billet switch in transparent vial, combined with tarot reading The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 147) 732
Patrick Page The Thumb Tip general remarks The Big Book of Magic 169
Patrick Page The Vanishing Cigarette The Big Book of Magic 170
Patrick Page The Vanishing Match Also published here The Big Book of Magic 171
Patrick Page The Handkerchief Penetration small handkerchief penetrates bigger one The Big Book of Magic 172
Patrick Page The Burnt Handkerchief The Big Book of Magic 172
Unknown Salt Routine salt vanishes from hand, reappears in pen Close-up Cavalcade Finale 5
Mike Kozlowski The Hundred Dollar Bill Switch - The Effect and the Challenge
- Possibilities
- The How and the Why
- Getting Ready
- Mechanically Speaking
- Both Sides Now
- Presentation and...
The Hundred Dollar Bill Switch 3
Larry Becker Mental Case prediction in coin purse World of Super Mentalism 97
Larry Becker Mental Case Bonus with coin purses World of Super Mentalism 103
Larry Becker The 35 Millimiracle blank paper in film container transforms into a billVariations World of Super Mentalism 84
Karrell Fox Finger Flinger short thimble routine, then spectator takes thimble off finger and gets the whole (sixth) finger Another Book 35
Karrell Fox Foxes Foney Fickle Finger fake finger for nail writing with bigger line with crayon Another Book 128
Eric Mason Pop pop sound with thumb tipRelated toAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 772
Karl Fulves No Box thumb tip rattle gimmick, routine with cigarette boxRelated to The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1243
Karrell Fox A Couple of "Thumb"-Tips - Short & Sweet lose sugar changes to sugar cube Another Book 47
Karrell Fox A Matter of Taste sugar put in hands of different people, some taste sugar and some salt Another Book 48
Karrell Fox A "Chanin-ized" Silk Vanish corner in thumb tip Another Book 181
Karrell Fox The Gift of the Magi invisible deck and table, spectator names a card, it is the only jumbo card in the pocketVariations Another Book 279
David Hoy, Tom Craven Psi-Handkerchief five different colored handkerchiefs in five glasses, prediction of one color The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 226) 1129
Karrell Fox On the Other Hand ideas for steel animal trap, Abbott's Daring Spring Trap, pencil snapped in two, fake hand in trap Another Book 253
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm thumb tip Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 356
Al Schneider Sponge Color Changer with thumb tip Al Schneider On Close-Up 105
Unknown Billet Switch with thumb tip The Magic Pendulum 19
Bob Evans Tap II coins jump around in box and make clink sounds by themselvesInspired by
  • "Taps" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, Linking Ring & New Phoenix)
Related to
The Chronicles (Issue 26) 1320
Samuel Berland, Bob Hummer Card and Ribbon ribbon with gummed sticker in pocket, selection vanishes from deck and is found attached on ribbon (1940)Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 11
Meir Yedid The Amputation finger cut off with knife falls on floor, spare fake finger is attached to replace it Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 39
Karrell Fox Ballast balancing card on back of hand, thumb tip Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 6) 493
Danny Korem Extinguished Smoker cigarette vanishes, water appears in hand, two thumb tips The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 93
Danny Korem The Tip and the Coin small coin vanishes in thumb tip, variation with folding half The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 94
Danny Korem Hanging Tip tip The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 96
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps The Shattered Chalice 9
Mike Caveney Thumb Tips for M.C.'s tip for M.C.'s Magicomedy 71
Gene "Phantini" Grant Uncanny Impulses pencil run over card with letters and stops at several letters, letters form a word a second spectator is thinking of Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 56
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet inhaling two halves of torn cigaretteAlso published here Encore II 12
Johnny Thompson, Joe Tershay The Wings of Warsaw handkerchief over hand, dove appears when pulled away Polished Polish Prestidigitation 15
Tom Gagnon Thumb-Tipping Quickies credit information on using a folding coin with a thumb tip Sleightly Original 1
Terri Rogers Spondulics two bills torn, one half of each travels into envelopeInspired byRelated to The Talon (Issue 7) 97
Slydini Slydini's Thumb-Tipping Technique pointing thumb towards audienceAlso published here
  • Slydini Encores
Sleightly Original 2
Tom Gagnon Twofold Vanish two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip Sleightly Original 16
Tom Gagnon Coin-cidence coin appears and vanishes in bare hands Sleightly Original 18
Tom Gagnon Coin to Pocket Ruse coin travels from coin to pocket and backInspired by Sleightly Original 3
Tom Gagnon Thumb Tip Coin Vanish Related to Sleightly Original 4
Tom Gagnon Flip Up Production invisible coin flipped into air, it appearsInspired byAlso published here Sleightly Original 6
Tom Gagnon Flash Coin Production coin appears one-handed Sleightly Original 22
Tom Gagnon Optional Display Technique Sleightly Original 38
Tom Gagnon Newfangled Matrix Sleightly Original 47
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay coin produced in empty handsAlso published here Sleightly Original 10
Tom Gagnon Double Duty Departure two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip Sleightly Original 13
Tom Gagnon Miser's Daydream featuring a continuous coin production sequence with folding coin and thumb tipInspired by Sleightly Original 26
Tom Gagnon Alchemorphosis five dimes in prescription bottle change into a larger gold coin Sleightly Original 31
Tom Gagnon Contemporary Purse Swindle copper and silver coins in two purses, spectator can never guess the right one, sort of transpositionInspired by Sleightly Original 36
Tom Gagnon Puffed flash silk production, thread and thumb tip Sleightly Original 51
Tom Gagnon Gypsy Coin coin through handkerchief Sleightly Original 62
Tom Gagnon Bending Coin Sleightly Original 67
Tom Gagnon Twilight's Last Gleaming coins are produced with a small mirrorInspired by Sleightly Original 43
Tom Gagnon The Phantom Coin much on table topInspired by
  • "One Coin Routine" (Slydini Encores)
Sleightly Original 54
Jack Chanin Finger-Bandage Gag "finger comes off" gag Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 681
Arthur Setterington Thimble Finger "Here are a couple of gags which create a great deal of amusement and surprise especially amongst the ladies."
mummified finger in box
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1051
Stephen Tucker Weird comedy routine, one to five fingers gag with handkerchief, rubber fingers in small box as prediction Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 19) 362
Jim Cellini Thumb Fun Slik vanish and reappearance, two thumb tip ditches (arm pit, shirt) The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 64
Unknown How Dollar Bills Are Made silk from bill, thumb tip The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 73
Neil See Fair Exchange ten dimes from bill, thumb tip The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 74
Barrie Richardson Bill Switch finger tip Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1035
Al Mann Power of the Press newspaper is torn and a piece selected, performer divines contentRelated to Six Columns 8
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay Production coin productions with thumb tip
- First Method
- Flip Up Production
Also published here Fork Full of Appetizers 46
Gene Anderson Son of Morning burning match vanishes in fist Fork Full of Appetizers 53
Phillip Young The Pink Things are Fingers joke with false thumb Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 30
Paul Brignall Whoooooosh!!! joke for vanishing cigarette, flash paper Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 47
Bob Chesbro The Salty Pen salt travels from fist to borrowed pen, finger tip The Tipnician 8
Bob Chesbro Roll Your Own loose tobacco put on playing card with crumpled cigarette paper, poured in hand, transforms into cigarette, finger tipInspired by The Tipnician 3
Bob Chesbro Cigarette Thru Quarter The Tipnician 16
Bob Chesbro Superman Cigarette quarter vanishes, lit cigarette vanishes and coin reappears The Tipnician 19
Bob Chesbro One-Handed Coin Vanish with thumb tip The Tipnician 19
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet cigarette broken and restored, then two halves are inhaledInspired byAlso published here The Tipnician 12
Bob Chesbro Lit Cigarette to Pocket still lit when removed from pocket, using thumb tip with slits The Tipnician 23
Bob Chesbro Purse Frame small item like sponge ball appears from purse frame and vanishes therein The Tipnician 28
Bob Chesbro Coin to Pocket with repeatVariationsAlso published here
  • "Impossible Coin to Pocket" (The Blueprint)
The Tipnician 42
Bob Chesbro Thumb Tip Coin Vanish Related toVariations The Tipnician 42
Bob Chesbro Thumb Tip Unload waistline/trousers The Tipnician 51
Bob Chesbro Elbow Swindle Again vanish of two quarters after elbow catchInspired by The Tipnician 49
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid Thumb Through the Table glass through table, then thumb through table, seen in reversed glass on table Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 128
Thomas Alan Waters Backhand switching an object behind a cloth, fake third hand Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 289
Walt Lees Fingerflinger gag with false finger, marking position of a card Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 549
Paul Gertner Tobacco Road borrowed bill in borrowed cigarette, thumb tip, corner switchRelated to The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 13
Al Baker, Paul Fox Cigarette Vanish handling with thumb tip Arcane (Issue 9) 104
Karl Fulves Sharpening Pencil in Card Case "the old pencil-sharpener in thumb tip gag" Ace Machine 6
Joseph Dunninger A Convincing Test billet steal from envelope, with thumb tip Master Billet Tests 7
Roger Klause The Name Is The Same two marked dollar bills transpose, using cigarette case in handling Encore III 14
Roger Klause Klause's Bill Switch Variations Encore III 18
Roger Klause Sponge Ball Up Sleeve sponge ball to spectator's sleeve, repeatVariations Encore III 73
Martin Breese Thumbsucker for magicians, thumb tip sucker gag Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 544
Ted Lesley 1, 2 Many coin up the sleeve into glass, then same with sip of a drink Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31) 606
Meir Yedid Transpo-Tip silk to thumb tip on fake hand, gag Off the Wall 8
Meir Yedid Handy Load embarrassing things produced from borrowed handbag, including rubber band Off the Wall 7
Meir Yedid Drive-Capade fake hand in car, practical joke Off the Wall 8
Meir Yedid Hotel Room Frolic fake hand in drawer in hotel room, practical joke Off the Wall 9
Meir Yedid Cold Corps fake hand in refrigerator, practical joke Off the Wall 9
Stephen Tucker A Tip finger vanish Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 655
Jeff McBride Cigarette Tear thumb tip, visual The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 25
Jeff McBride Cigarette Extravaganza production and vanish of two cigarettes using thumb tip, matches, flash paper The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 31
Pascal Monmoine I've Seen a Rubber Band magicians joke Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1234
David Gripenwaldt Door to Infinity coin vanishes and reappears in metal ringRelated to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 76
David Williamson The Vanishing Penny "Die verschwindende Münze"
coin vanishes in cap of pen, then falls out of cap again
Also published here For Your Eyes Only 4
Jerry Mentzer Vanishes for Rings brief list without details
- Sleight-of-Hand Vanish
- "Ringo" or a "Rattle Box"
- I.O.U. Vanish
- Coin Fold
- Pull
- Handkerchief Vanish (sewn in duplicate)
- Thumb Tip
Magic with Finger Rings 79
Patrick Page The Thumbtip on the history of the thumb tip Book of Thumb Tips 1
Patrick Page About the Thumb Tip on using a thumb tip, size and modifications Book of Thumb Tips 4
Patrick Page The Phantom Fiver production of a bill Book of Thumb Tips 7
Patrick Page The Torn and Restored Note Book of Thumb Tips 12
Eric Mason Thumblepop pop sound with thumb tipAlso published here Book of Thumb Tips 16
Patrick Page Big Coin, Little Coin coin transform into a bigger coin and back Book of Thumb Tips 10
Patrick Page The Lighted Match Vanish Related toAlso published here Book of Thumb Tips 14
Patrick Page The Silk Purse handkerchief vanishes and appears in purseVariations Book of Thumb Tips 18
Patrick Page The Purse Frame Production bill produced from purse frameRelated to Book of Thumb Tips 20
Patrick Page Thumblore humorous stories about thumb tips
- Thumb Theory
- The Left-Handed Thumb Tip
- History in the Making
- Overheard
- The Secret Out
Book of Thumb Tips 22
Patrick Page The Coin Production two methods, one using handkerchief Book of Thumb Tips 27
Patrick Page A Spongeball Vanish & Reproduction with two spongeballs Book of Thumb Tips 27
Patrick Page Paper Bag Vanish handkerchief vanishes in blown up and burst paper bag Book of Thumb Tips 33
Patrick Page The Patrick Page Solution to the Ching Ling Foo Torn and Restored Paper Effect using reversible thumb tip Book of Thumb Tips 35
David Williamson The Vanishing Penny coin vanishes in cap of pen, then falls out of cap againAlso published here Striking Magic 2
Steve Beam Arise rising card with false finger The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 174
Steve Beam The Finger gags and ideas with a false finger
1. Misnomer
2. Let Your Fingers Do The Walking
3. Sticky Fingers
4.. Item #4
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 175
Bob Jepson Bob Jepson's Finger in Ear gag, fingers put in ear separate from hands Finger Secrets 18
Meir Yedid Cautious Clapping finger falls from hand, because of clapping to hard, joke Finger Secrets 34
Bob Friedhoffer Double The Tip wearing two thumb tips, one on the other, applications Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1098
James Swain Up The Sleeve sugar up the spectator's sleeve, thumb tipRelated to The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36) 386
Roger Klause Sponge Vanish in thumb tipRelated to Korem without Limits 82
Danny Korem A Short Digit on Display thumb through spectator's shirt Korem without Limits 128
Thomas Alan Waters Pentamoney spectator distribute envelopes and last one to blindfolded performer, only he has money with local currency Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 709
Steve Beam Airspread II gimmick version The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 200
Frederick Braue Platform Rising Cards finger tip for end of thread (1959) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 17
Wayne Kyzer Thumbs Down comedy routine, performer's finger vanishes from hand and appears on selection The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 256
John Cornelius All Thumbs enlarging a thumb tip Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Karrell Fox The "Invisible Gun" popping sound with thumb-tipRelated to For My Next Trick... 22
Karrell Fox "Baffling Balance" balancing card on back of hand For My Next Trick... 52
Terry Seabrooke Cigarette In The Coat comedy routine with lots of gags, cigarette vanishes in spectator's jacket Seabrooke's Book 39
Gary Osborne Dye Version color changing silk with thumb tip The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2) 24
John Carney The Vanishing Salt... Shaker vanish of a salt shaker Notebook 7
Dai Vernon The Tale of the Treasury Worm with bill and sixth fingerAlso published here Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8) 12
James Lewis Lottery Fever lottery presentation for 100% bill switch Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5&6) 22
Davide Costi F.T. thumb tip handlingAlso published here For Friends Only... 57
Ron Wilson T.A.R.C.P. The Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 130
Patrick Page The Invisible Pull thumb tip pull The Pull Book 25
Dai Vernon The Tale of the Treasury Worm with bill and sixth fingerAlso published here The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 49
Michael Ammar Thumb Tip Finesse Technique #1 (vanish a bill)
Technique #2 (vanish a cigarette)
Technique #3 (vanishing with middle finger)
Pocket Loading (pocket management)
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 1
James Hodges Me, Knot You! do as i do knot routine Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 14
Gary Kurtz Levels of Impossibility string cut into four pieces, pieces knot together very quickly and string is eventually restored Continuations ... Departures 1 12
Gary Kurtz Well Spun wad of cotton turns into a string Continuations ... Departures 1 13
Tom Gagnon Pop Top coin vanish and appearance, thumb tip and folding coin The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 386
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Vanish The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 387
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Production half dollar production The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 388
John E. Mintz Cigarette Go The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1395
Karrell Fox "Poppin Balloons" child shots with toy gun on balloon, it pops My Latest Book 69
Karrell Fox Thumb Fun performer trips over nail multiple times, hammers it in, giant thumb gag My Latest Book 72
Patrick Page Thumb Tip production of handkerchief from purse frameRelated to The Purse Frame 16
Thomas Hierling Casanova Revisited silk changes into small paper flower, split into two flowersInspired by First there was a dream 12
David Williamson Rebate coins heard in pen cap, thumb tip Williamson's Wonders 14
David Williamson Whirlybird Silk Vanish with wand and thumb tip Williamson's Wonders 80
Jack Miller Paymaster $20 bill in envelope, changes into $1 bill, clean handling with thumb tip Money Moves 8
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz Exodus sugar/salt vanish, pen cap instead of thumb tip 100% Sankey 23
Michael Weber Enough! cracking a fake egg as if real
- egg on fan
- egg bag finale
La Magie de Michael Weber 6
Gary Kurtz The Breakdown Gimmick thumb tip with attached coin Coin Magic 27
Alexander de Cova Der (fast) Perfekte Salztrick "nach Slydini", using thumb tip with loop Horizons 38
Johnny Ace Palmer Three Magic Scarves three different colored handkerchiefs, vanish singly and are produced from the other handkerchiefs again The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 2) 7
Steve Dusheck A Looped Thumb Tip for vanishing salt Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 25
Unknown Impromptu ... Or Nearly So! methods from Royal Road and New Era Card Tricks, two impromptu and one with false fingerRelated to Knowing The Rising Cards 13
Manuel Muerte, Guillaume le Grand Magic Fingers finger falls off hand, gag divination of thought-of number Hardcore 80
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 10 magnet hidden in one-finger Sanada type gimmick Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 53
Michael Ammar Thumbtip Finesse Technique #1 (vanish a bill)
Technique #2 (vanish a cigarette)
Technique #3 (vanishing with middle finger)
Pocket Loading (pocket management)
The Magic of Michael Ammar 60
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet inhaling two halves of torn cigaretteAlso published here The Magic of Michael Ammar 99
Michael Weber Four Dollars in Change ring folded from a five dollar bill transposes with a one dollar bill Life Savers 156
Alexander de Cova Seidentuchverschwinden silk vanish handling with thumb tip Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 18
Alexander de Cova Russian Delivery bill to nest of Matryoshka dollsAlso published here Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 18
Michael Ammar Das Verschwinden des Geldscheins nach Michael Ammar bill vanish with thumb tip Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 18
Michael Ammar, Roger Klause, Mike Kozlowski Bill Switch The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 4) 14
Steve Dusheck The Beginning Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 1
Steve Dusheck Obtaining Thumb Tips Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 2
Steve Dusheck Basic Handling Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 3
Steve Dusheck Why a Book on Making Thumb Tips? Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 4
Steve Dusheck Silk Bilk thumb tip as dye tube, nail cut offRelated to
  • Jay Scott Berry's earlier work
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 5
Steve Dusheck Fireproof Thumb Tip painting inside of thumb tip, metal thumb tip inside plastic one Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 7
Steve Dusheck Additional Thoughts multiple vanishes with same thumb tip Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 8
Steve Dusheck Mum's the Word coin to lapel flower Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 9
Steve Dusheck Subtle Silk to Egg Surprise Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 11
Steve Dusheck French Fried several sponge french fries vanish Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 15
Steve Dusheck A Reel Thumb Tip for silk vanish, as sucker gag with second thumb tip, with other suggestionsRelated to Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 21
Dr. Boris Zola Salt Pour Thumb Tip Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 27