828 entries in Hand Gimmicks / Thumb & Finger Tip
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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
1890 306
Prof. Carlo Arminio Das Färben von Glaskugeln color changing glass spheres/balls, chemical, finger tips with holes in the tip
Aug. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Buatier de Kolta Die Wanderung der Tücher six different-colored silks vanish, first two, then three, then last one
Dec. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12)
Joseph Michael Hartz The False Thumb
1903 214
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Mysteriöse Reparatur. No. 14, torn and restored paper ribbon, two methods
I. Amerikanische Methode
II. Chinesische Methode
1926 47
Lu Brent Your Tips Thumb tip / glove tip
1932 32
T. Page Wright Pellet switch thumb tip, envelope
1933 9
Theodore Annemann Two Papers and a Spectator two billets with information, one is duplicated and one divined
Also published here Oct. 1934
The Jinx (Issue 1)
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch
Oct. 1934
The Jinx (Issue 1)
E. Leslie May A Handkerchief is Selected silks are put in unprepared bag and mixed, performer takes one out, force
1934 8
Theodore Annemann A Question and the Answer with billet switch using Thumb Tip
VariationsAlso published here Feb. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 5)
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch
Feb. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 5)
E. D. Wolff Transient Money bill into nest of envelopes, thumb tip
May 1935
The Jinx (Issue 8)
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Diablo Pellet Reading one question written on billet is burnt and later answered by performer
1935 1
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant A Comedy Handkerchief Routine sucker routine, finger tip
1935 13
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Why Didn't I think Of This Before? cream/milk poured into rolled up paper, then back
1935 33
Lu Brent The Classical Cigarette tobacco and cigarette paper penetrate handkerchief and transform into cigarette, thumb tip
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
Theodore Annemann Serial Number Divination number is divined by medium, in random order
Related to 1937 10
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawing
Related to 1937 13
Billy O'Connor The Bill in the Envelope burned bill reappears in empty envelope, number checked
1937 29
Fred Rothenberg Torn and Restored Paper Strip Gimmick
1937 83
Dr. Edward G. Ervin "Rolling" a Cigarette loose tobacco and paper change into cigarette
1937 15
Dr. Edward G. Ervin New Version Want Ad Test ads cut out of newspaper and put in envelope, one chosen, content divined
1937 28
The Card Case and Finger Tip case with slit, finger tip with needle
Related to 1938 405
Another Vanish of a Lighted Cigarette thumb tip
1938 742
Franklin M. Chapman Tap-Tap marble vanishes from handkerchief
July 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Franklin M. Chapman Purse Mys'Try handkerchief with signature vanishes and appears in purse
July 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 1)
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
Aug. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Franklin M. Chapman Flash Color-Change Silk
Aug. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Franklin M. Chapman Fan It! snowstorm first with red then wit white paper, wet paper and fan
Sep. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 3)
T. Page Wright Bull's Eye! three of six "BB" shot bullets travel from spectator's hand into performer's
Oct. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Franklin M. Chapman Disintegrosphere bottle with small steel ball in it vanishes from under handkerchief, rattle of ball can be heard until last moment
Nov. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Franklin M. Chapman Selectosilko one of three handkerchiefs travels into one of three envelopes
Dec. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Franklin M. Chapman Puff ribbon is produced from rolled up paper tube
Jan. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7)
William Larsen For Magi Only! vanish of matches
Jan. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Franklin M. Chapman It's a Date date of borrowed dime appears on disk
Mar. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9)
R. D. Spraker, Jr. Bamboo monte with three bamboo tubes and a silk, at the end las tube is filled with liquid
Mar. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Franklin M. Chapman When Your Number turns Up name of deceased person appears on piece of paper, initialed by spectator and sealed in envelope
Apr. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Howard Warringer The Bashful Bartender empty glass is produced under silk, then covered again and found to be filled with liquid
Sep. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Franklin M. Chapman The Makin's paper and tobacco in handkerchief change into cigarette
Sep. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Al Cerwin A Tip for Your Tip tips on coloring a thumb tip
Nov. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Harry C. Bjorklund Big-Cig Jumbo Cigarette Production lighted cigarette vanishes, giant cigarette appears and doubles
1939 76
Rolling a Cigarette with One Hand
1939 81
The Torn and Restored Card double facer, thumb tip
1940 359
Theodore Annemann The Invisible Pull thumb tip at pull, applied to paper restoration, silk/cigarette vanish
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 86)
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
1940 11
Samuel Berland, Bob Hummer Card and Ribbon ribbon with gummed sticker in pocket, selection vanishes from deck and is found attached on ribbon
Also published here 1940 9
Hervel Disparaition d'une carte déchirée dans un sac en papier vanish of pieces of torn card in paper bag, thumb tip with hook
Aug. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 8)
Harry Bertall Papier déchiré et raccommodé
Mar. 1941 4
Charles-Emile "Prof. Rex" Sauty Faux-pouce et Faux-doigt how to change color of thumb tips etc.
Apr. 1941 4
Al Baker The Erectile Dollar Bill lengthwise folded bill moves to stand upright, thread attached to thumb tip
Also published here 1941 50
Al Baker Welded Flash Paper
Also published here 1941 126
Joseph Ovette Ovette's Supreme String Mystery cut and restored string
1941 ca. 105
The Thumb Tip description and general information, chapter with applications following
1941/27 117
Mystery of the Burning Cigarette cigarette vanish in handkerchief, thumb tip
1941/27 118
The Asbestos Palm cigarette vanish in hand, thumb tip
1941/27 121
Burning a Borrowed Handkerchief center of handkerchief is bruned and restored, thumb tip
1941/27 122
The Enchanted Paper strip of paper vanishes in hand, reappears in handkerchief, thumb tip
1941/27 125
A Comedy Interlude apparent production, thumb tip
1941/27 128
The Passe-Passe Salt thumb tip
Related to 1941/27 129
Hindu Paper Tearing using thumb tip, two methods
1941/27 312
Tom Sellers The Rising Cards fake thumb and houlette
1942 7
Wilbur T. Kattner Tricklet stamps are produced from a rolled up bill
Oct. 1942 89
Gaglets thumb tip, silk is not glued but attached with wax so it can be used for other things as well
Dec. 1942 105
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tip
Related to Apr. 1943 133
Bob Hanko Confetti Spaghetti confetti turns into a multicolored paper band
Nov. 1943 197
Ching Ling Foo Torn Paper Classic torn and restored paper strip
June 1943 3
Alfred "Agys" Gysler Versüsse Dein Leben production of sugar, empty hands, followed by french translation "Agrémente ta vie de douceurs!"
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 5 No. 3)
William S. Houghton Getting Rid of the Thumb Tip cigarette vanishes in handkerchief, four methods
Inspired by
  • "A Simple Coin Vanish" (Frank Lane, Ideas No. 2)
1943 10
William S. Houghton Finger Tip Silk Vanish big silk, matching corner in finger tip
1943 40
Edw. C. Jochens A Tip on a Tip using a throat atomizer to spray gimmick
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944)
Tom Fitzgerald Bromo Seltzer to the Resuce impromptu thumb tip for vanishing liquid and making salt travel
Aug. 1944 273
Theodore Annemann A Question and the Answer with billet switch using Thumb Tip
Also published here 1944 17
Theodore Annemann Two Papers and a Spectator two billets with information, one is duplicated and one divined
Also published here 1944 52
L. Vosburgh Lyons Taps ball between slates starts rapping
1944 119
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches
  • named card in pocket
  • do as i do, with mindreading presentation
  • making envelopes see through
1945 60
Ronald B. Edwards Surprise! bill (stage money) to silver coin
Sep. 1945 369
R. N. Lee Lit-Switch switch of cigarette with a lighter
Jan. 1946 398
Dr. William Weyeneth Fabrication d'une cigarette dans la main paper and tabac transform into cigarette in fist, using pen, followed by german translation "Fabrikation einer Zigarette, frei in der Hand"
Jan. 1946 4
Billy McComb William's Invisible Pipe smoking thumb
1947 30
Billy McComb William Passes On Some Tips on thumb tips, on using milk, on the appearing cane, how to remove paint
1947 36
Mike Bornstein Zombino as Kolma, floating ball, thumb tip with wire and ball
Related to Jan. 1947 469
Louis Tannen, Mac McDonald Just a Thumb Tip how McDonald performed the vanishing cigarette with one arm and handling tips for the thumb tip
Aug. 1947 530
Bruce Elliott Dice Tip sort of two in the hand one in the pocket routine, with small dice
Aug. 1947 531
Dr. William Weyeneth Amélioration d'un vieux truc two methods to apply alcohol on envelope to glimpse card, followed by german translation "Verbesserung eines alten Trick"
Dec. 1947 7
George G. Kaplan The Cigarette Vanish in Handkerchief seated at table, lapping thumb tip
1948 267
George Braund Swallowing Razor Blades
Sep. 1948 641
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Jack Yeager "Flash" Cigarette in Handkerchief flash paper in thumb tip
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Sidney Mayer Dollar Bill Stunt water poured in bill tube turns green
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Karrell Fox Tip
Jan. 1949 674
Stanley Collins Thumb Tip Quickie catching thumb gag
Also published here
  • A Conjuring Melange (Stanley Collins)
1949 33
Dr. William Weyeneth Das tanzende Skelett prediction of names words in glove hanging from ceiling, with appearing skeleton
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 2)
Maurice Kump The Hommade Magician
  • Hair (for thread work)
  • Thumbtips
  • Slates
  • Carbon
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's hand
Related to 1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Jack Yeager Obedient Cigarette burning cigarette is balanced on thumb, then cigarette vanishes in handkerchief, thumb tip with pin
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Lewis Ganson, Percy Abbott Egg Bag, Bag Egg egg bag routine, with egg on fan
Also published here 1952 86
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey 1x Aesthetisch three spongeballs and a thread are placed inside fist, balls end up threaded on string
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 2)
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Kristallzucker wird zu Würfelzucker sugar to sugar cube
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 3)
Dr. William Weyeneth Neue Kombination mit einem Musty Daumen paper ribbon changes to confetti in closed fist
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 6)
Peter Burto, Lewis Ganson Burnt and Restored Paper Strip burned and restored paper strip
Also published here 1954 172
Alton Sharpe Two Ribbon Cut using thumb tip and loops
1954/27 101
Dr. William Weyeneth Neues Simsalabim mit einer Daumenspitze bill appears in Christmas Cracker
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 6)
Allessandro Allessandro's Cigarette Routine continuous production, vanish in handkerchief and production of cigarette, using matchbox
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
Bill Nord Purse handkerchief appears in invisible purse / purse frame
Also published here 1956 9
Al Baker Short Piece in Thumb Tip
1956 35
Thumb Tip Exchange
1956 45
Joseph M. White Thumbs Up Liquid Dye three glasses with water are covered with three different colored silks, then color of liquid changes to math silks
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957)
Sam "Cordé" Cohn Cut & Restored Ribbon Up-to-Date part of "Dress Up Your Oldies"
1957 12
Dr. William Weyeneth Ein alter Trick im neuen Sonntagskleid string with ring on it is cut and restored, ring back on string
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 2)
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 1958 4
Eddie Joseph Remaking a Cigarette cigarette is broken and restored in handkerchief, hold-out in hem of handkerchief
1959 3
Gumidaumen-Tip water vanishes in rolled bill
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 5)
Val Andrews Smoking Empty Pipes smoking empty clay pipes, three methods
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Val Andrews Climax for Cigarette Thru Handkerchief appears back in mouth
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Charlie Miller Fish Catching bare handed
1961 72
Dr. William Weyeneth Die verhexte Daumenspitze method that paper does not stuck in thumb tip
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 1)
Dr. William Weyeneth Unerhörter Gedanken-Gleichschaltungstrick spectators chose same card, message on thumb tip to stooge people
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 3)
Dr. William Weyeneth Magische Feinkost torn and restored cigarette, using a pen
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 5)
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Daumenspitze various brief ideas using a thumb tip
  • Eine Zigarettenverwandlung
  • Inflation - Deflation
  • Der wasserdichte Geldschein
  • Verbrannter Geldschein
  • Der Geldschein als Likörglas
  • Geldscheintrick
  • Würfelzucker-Fabrikation
  • Tuchwanderung
  • Geld und Seidenband
  • Die Geldverlosung
  • Die verschwundene Karte
  • Die verschwundene Zigarette
  • Gelöste Knoten
  • Geldschein im Ei
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 26 No. 1)
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Daumenspitzen (Fortsetzung) various brief ideas using a thumb tip
  • Für Menthalisten
  • Erstaunliche Prophezeiung
  • Der Geldschein im Schnapsglas
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 26 No. 2)
Dr. William Weyeneth Schuhbändel Improvisation cut and restored shoelaces
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 26 No. 4)
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
1967 111
Ned Rutledge Thumb-Thing to Write With thumb tip writer, handling and construction
1967 42
Martin Gardner Lippenstift Magie using cap of a lipstick as thumb tip etc.
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 11, Nr. 12, 1954.
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 1)
Paul Maurer Wo bleibt die Daumenspitze? ditching thumb tip in breast pocket while showing silk on both sides
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 4)
Eddie Joseph Traversing Ring and Note bill wrapped in handkerchief, finger ring in another handkerchief which is put in paper bag which is impaled on skewer, then ring is found impaled on skewer and bill in other handkerchief
1969 184
Eddie Joseph Hold My Wrist silk production while spectator holds wrists of performer, with coins as part of handling
1969 193
Eddie Joseph The Hindu Yarn Trick with thumb tip
1969 208
Eddie Joseph Sleek Burnt & Restored Hanky
1969 252
Alan Shaxon The Banknote in Walnut bill in walnut in egg in lemon, serial number divination to start
Inspired by 1970 37
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther The Diabolo Bill! signed bill is burnt and appears in sealed tube
Magick (Issue 31)
C. "Cajano" Baumgartner Der geheimnisvolle Knoten three silks with different colors are placed inside fist, one vanishes and other two are knotted together, magnets
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 32 No. 3)
Steve Spillman Challenge Vanish! in thumb tip
Related to 1972
Magick (Issue 43)
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Saltrix Thumb Tip Method No. 292, "My cut out method"
1972 74
Use Thumbtip For Standing Card On Hand No. 452, card balanced on back of hand with thumb tip
1972 128
II. Match Vanish thumb tip handling
1973 52
Karl Fulves Klip Notes notes, techniques, ideas with paper clips and cards
  • Add-On Technique
  • Flap Card Technique
  • Paper Clip Problems (4)
1974 32
Karl Fulves Voodoo bowl with folded billets, on each billet is a country, spectator and performer take the same, interesting presentation
1974 46
Amedeo Vacca Red Ashes tissue strip produced, burnt & restored
1974 19
Salt and Matches salt in hand transposes with matches in matchbox
1975 102
T. Nelson Downs The Torn and Restored Paper Strip thumb tip with slit
Related to 1975 171
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg, Charlie Miller Fu Manchu's Time Capsule prediction in tube, humidor, thumb tip switch
Magick (Issue 128)
Fred Lowe Der Sohn des Morgens two matches vanish one by one
VariationsAlso published here
  • New Pentagram
Feb. 1975
Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Mike Tannen Tannen's "In" Move thumb tip
Related to 1976 86
Frank Garcia The "Slick" Routine two in hand, one in pocket
1976 118
Frank Garcia Hanky Panky with handkerchief
1976 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)
Mitchell Dyszel The Stretching Silk "Thumb Trix"
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #4)
Jack Bridwell Sealed billet switch in transparent vial, combined with tarot reading
Magick (Issue 147)
Patrick Page The Thumb Tip general remarks
1976 169
Patrick Page The Vanishing Cigarette
1976 170
Patrick Page The Vanishing Match
Also published here 1976 171
Patrick Page The Handkerchief Penetration small handkerchief penetrates bigger one
1976 172
Patrick Page The Burnt Handkerchief
1976 172
Thumb Tip
1976 173
Thumb Tip Vanish
1976 176
Salt Routine salt vanishes from hand, reappears in pen
1977 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...
Also published here 1977 3
Robert Cassidy A 35mm Triple Test die, ESP card and bill are placed into three film cans, number, symbol and serial number are divined
1977 11
Jochen Zmeck Karte-Tuch-Geldschein card torn up and put in silk, another silk vanishes, deck put in case, deck vanishes and silk and restored card are found in case, in silk is bill instead of pieces of torn card
Variations 1977 14
Larry Becker The 35 Millimiracle blank paper in film container transforms into a bill
Variations 1978 84
Larry Becker Mental Case prediction in coin purse
1978 97
Larry Becker Mental Case Bonus with coin purses
1978 103
Dr. Jacob Daley Der Salz Trick - Die Perfekte Methode with specially prepared thumb tip that can be kind of purse palmed
July 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Vanishing Salt Trick
  • A Good Idea to Try (wax-covered hole in thumb tip)
1978 216
Gaëtan Bloom Hank to Egg Exposed without fake egg
Also published here July 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 7)
Eric Mason Pop pop sound with thumb tip
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Karl Fulves No Box thumb tip rattle gimmick, routine with cigarette box
Related to 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 18)
David Hoy, Tom Craven Psi-Handkerchief five different colored handkerchiefs in five glasses, prediction of one color
Magick (Issue 226)
Karrell Fox A Couple of "Thumb"-Tips - Short & Sweet lose sugar changes to sugar cube
1979 47
Karrell Fox A Matter of Taste sugar put in hands of different people, some taste sugar and some salt
1979 48
Karrell Fox A "Chanin-ized" Silk Vanish corner in thumb tip
1979 181
Karrell Fox The Gift of the Magi invisible deck and table, spectator names a card, it is the only jumbo card in the pocket
Variations 1979 279
Rudolf Braunmüller Die Daumenspitze longer article on the thumb tip
  • 1. Daumenspitze
    • a. Die Technik der Daumenspitze
    • b. Aufbewahrungsorte (Hosenbein-Tasche, Jackennaht-Tasche)
  • 2. Kunststücke und Effekt mit der Daumenspitze
    • a. Produktionseffekte und Verschwindeeffekte
    • b. Restaurationseffekte
    • c. Transpositionseffekte
    • d. Verschiedene Effekte
    • e. Verwandlungseffekte
  • 3. Spezial-Daumenspitzen
  • 4. Anmerkung
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Louis Tannen, Bruce Elliott Die verschwindende Zigarette Elliott: in spectators necktie
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
David B. Saunders Eine Drei-Tuch Routine three silks are produced and then vanish
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Ein Tip zum Tuchverschwinden dummy corner in thumb tip
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Al Baker Die verschwundenen Münzen coins vanish in purse
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Les Gilbert Das Konfettiwunder paper strips change into confetti, confetti vanishes
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Lu Brent Eine zweifache Wiederherstellung cut and restored ribbon with repeat
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Dick Fitzgerald Das Papierbaumwunder paper strips torn and restored as small paper tree
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Sam Leo Horowitz Das wandernde Band signed ribbon vanishes in one handkerchief and appears inside another
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Ken De Courcy Das Chinesische Klammernspiel linking some paper clips
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Die Daumenfesselung
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Stanley Collins Eine verrückte Story gag in which the thumb is removed an pocketed
Also published here
  • A Conjuring Melange (Stanley Collins)
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
U. F. Grant Ein Tip für Trickspiritisten spectators apparently hold on to both thumbs of the performer through a cloth
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Peter A. McDonald Die Standhafte Karte card stands upright
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Ravelle, Andree Ballquadratur sponge balls transform into larger sponge die
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Clettis V. Musson Eine Tuchei-Variante
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Lu Brent Zigaretten-Metamorphose cigarette to silk
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
F. B. Mordecai Das Magische Zigarettendrehen tobacco and cigarette paper become cigarette
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Eddie Clever Ein Eisbrecher-Trick paper napkin stretched over glass, then a silk produced from a hole
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Theodore Annemann Verschiedene Spezialdaumenspitzen - 1. sponge in thumb tip with chemical that makes envelopes translucent
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Der Daumenspitzen-Nagelschreiber thumb tip swami
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Die Markierungs-Daumenspitze gaffed thumb tip for marking cards
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Die Magnet-Daumenspitze magnetic thumb tip
  • cigarette clings to hand
  • card rises from deck
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Die Katapult-Daumenspitze pen jumps out of hand (catapult thumb tip), as card location
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
N. A. Post Seidengeld silk produced from bill, or small coins
Dec. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 3 & 4)
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm thumb tip
June 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 6)
Al Schneider Sponge Color Changer with thumb tip
1980 105
Billet Switch with thumb tip
1980 19
Bob Evans Tap II coins jump around in box and make clink sounds by themselves
Inspired by
  • "Taps" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, Linking Ring & New Phoenix)
Related to
The Chronicles (Issue 26)
Samuel Berland, Bob Hummer Card and Ribbon ribbon with gummed sticker in pocket, selection vanishes from deck and is found attached on ribbon
Also published here 1980 11
Patrick Page Match Miracle vanish of a match
1980 5
George Blake "Flash!" reading funny things from newspaper, it vanishes in a flash, then cigarette vanishes in handkerchief, with more elaborate version for magicians
1980 49
Karrell Fox Ballast balancing card on back of hand, thumb tip
June 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 6)
Danny Korem Extinguished Smoker cigarette vanishes, water appears in hand, two thumb tips
1981 93
Danny Korem The Tip and the Coin small coin vanishes in thumb tip, variation with folding half
1981 94
Danny Korem Hanging Tip tip
1981 96
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps
1981 9
Mike Caveney Thumb Tips for M.C.'s tip for M.C.'s
1981 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
1981 56
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet inhaling two halves of torn cigarette
Also published here 1981 12
Johnny Thompson, Joe Tershay The Wings of Warsaw handkerchief over hand, dove appears when pulled away
1981 15
Terri Rogers Spondulics two bills torn, one half of each travels into envelope
Inspired byRelated to 1981
The Talon (Issue 7)
Tom Gagnon Thumb-Tipping Quickies credit information on using a folding coin with a thumb tip
1981 1
Slydini Slydini's Thumb-Tipping Technique pointing thumb towards audience
Also published here
  • Slydini Encores
1981 2
Tom Gagnon Coin to Pocket Ruse coin travels from coin to pocket and back
Inspired by 1981 3
Tom Gagnon Thumb Tip Coin Vanish
Related to 1981 4
Tom Gagnon Flip Up Production invisible coin flipped into air, it appears
Inspired byAlso published here 1981 6
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay coin produced in empty hands
Also published here 1981 10
Tom Gagnon Double Duty Departure two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
1981 13
Tom Gagnon Twofold Vanish two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
1981 16
Tom Gagnon Coin-cidence coin appears and vanishes in bare hands
1981 18
Tom Gagnon Flash Coin Production coin appears one-handed
1981 22
Tom Gagnon Miser's Daydream featuring a continuous coin production sequence with folding coin and thumb tip
Inspired by 1981 26
Tom Gagnon Alchemorphosis five dimes in prescription bottle change into a larger gold coin
1981 31
Tom Gagnon Contemporary Purse Swindle copper and silver coins in two purses, spectator can never guess the right one, sort of transposition
Inspired by 1981 36
Tom Gagnon Optional Display Technique
1981 38
Tom Gagnon Twilight's Last Gleaming coins are produced with a small mirror
Inspired by 1981 43
Tom Gagnon Newfangled Matrix
1981 47
Tom Gagnon Puffed flash silk production, thread and thumb tip
1981 51
Tom Gagnon The Phantom Coin much on table top
Inspired by
  • "One Coin Routine" (Slydini Encores)
1981 54
Tom Gagnon Gypsy Coin coin through handkerchief
1981 62
Tom Gagnon Bending Coin
1981 67
Jim Cellini Thumb Fun Slik vanish and reappearance, two thumb tip ditches (arm pit, shirt)
1982 64
How Dollar Bills Are Made silk from bill, thumb tip
1982 73
Neil See Fair Exchange ten dimes from bill, thumb tip
Related to 1982 74
Barrie Richardson Bill Switch finger tip
Also published here Aug. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5)
Al Mann Power of the Press newspaper is torn and a piece selected, performer divines content
Related to 1982 8
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay Production coin productions with thumb tip
  • First Method
  • Flip Up Production
Also published here 1982 46
Gene Anderson Son of Morning burning match vanishes in fist
1982 53
Phillip Young The Pink Things are Fingers joke with false thumb
1982 30
Paul Brignall Whoooooosh!!! joke for vanishing cigarette, flash paper
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer))
Bob Chesbro Roll Your Own loose tobacco put on playing card with crumpled cigarette paper, poured in hand, transforms into cigarette, finger tip
Inspired by 1982 3
Bob Chesbro The Salty Pen salt travels from fist to borrowed pen, finger tip
1982 8
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet cigarette broken and restored, then two halves are inhaled
Inspired byAlso published here 1982 12
Bob Chesbro Cigarette Thru Quarter
1982 16
Bob Chesbro Superman Cigarette quarter vanishes, lit cigarette vanishes and coin reappears
1982 19
Bob Chesbro One-Handed Coin Vanish with thumb tip
1982 19
Bob Chesbro Lit Cigarette to Pocket still lit when removed from pocket, using thumb tip with slits
1982 23
Bob Chesbro Purse Frame small item like sponge ball appears from purse frame and vanishes therein
1982 28
Bob Chesbro Coin to Pocket with repeat
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Impossible Coin to Pocket" (The Blueprint)
1982 42
Bob Chesbro Thumb Tip Coin Vanish
Related toVariations 1982 42
Bob Chesbro Elbow Swindle Again vanish of two quarters after elbow catch
Inspired by 1982 49
Bob Chesbro Thumb Tip Unload waistline/trousers
1982 51
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid Thumb Through the Table glass through table, then thumb through table, seen in reversed glass on table
1982 128
Hen Fetsch Salz und Pfeffer salt and pepper mixed in hand and separated again
Oct. 1982
Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3)
Paul Gertner Tobacco Road borrowed bill in borrowed cigarette, thumb tip, corner switch
Related to 1983 13
Al Baker, Paul Fox Cigarette Vanish handling with thumb tip
Arcane (Issue 9)
Karl Fulves Sharpening Pencil in Card Case "the old pencil-sharpener in thumb tip gag"
1983 6
Joseph Dunninger A Convincing Test billet steal from envelope, with thumb tip
1983 7
Roger Klause The Name Is The Same two marked dollar bills transpose, using cigarette case in handling
Also published here 1983 14
Roger Klause Klause's Bill Switch
Variations 1983 18
Roger Klause Sponge Ball Up Sleeve sponge ball to spectator's sleeve, repeat
Variations 1983 73
Martin Breese Thumbsucker for magicians, thumb tip sucker gag
Also published here Aug. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28)
Ted Lesley 1, 2 Many coin up the sleeve into glass, then same with sip of a drink
Nov. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31)
Bruce Barnett Prediction 35! prediction written in advance and signed by performer and spectator, billet in film canister
Feb. 1983
Magick (Issue 316)
Meir Yedid Transpo-Tip silk to thumb tip on fake hand, gag
1983 8
Jeff McBride Cigarette Tear thumb tip, visual
1984 25
Jeff McBride Cigarette Extravaganza production and vanish of two cigarettes using thumb tip, matches, flash paper
1984 31
Pascal Monmoine I've Seen a Rubber Band magicians joke
May 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6)
David Gripenwaldt Door to Infinity coin vanishes and reappears in metal ring
Related to Winter 1984
West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
David Williamson The Vanishing Penny "Die verschwindende Münze"
coin vanishes in cap of pen, then falls out of cap again
Also published here 1984 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
1984 79
Patrick Page The Thumbtip on the history of the thumb tip
1984 1
Patrick Page About the Thumb Tip on using a thumb tip, size and modifications
1984 4
Patrick Page The Phantom Fiver production of a bill
1984 7
Patrick Page Big Coin, Little Coin coin transform into a bigger coin and back
1984 10
Patrick Page The Torn and Restored Note
1984 12
Patrick Page The Lighted Match Vanish
Related toAlso published here 1984 14
Eric Mason Thumblepop pop sound with thumb tip
Also published here 1984 16
Patrick Page The Silk Purse handkerchief vanishes and appears in purse
Variations 1984 18
Patrick Page The Purse Frame Production bill produced from purse frame
Related to 1984 20
Patrick Page Thumblore humorous stories about thumb tips
  • Thumb Theory
  • The Left-Handed Thumb Tip
  • History in the Making
  • Overheard
  • The Secret Out
1984 22
Patrick Page The Coin Production two methods, one using handkerchief
1984 27
Patrick Page A Spongeball Vanish & Reproduction with two spongeballs
1984 27
Patrick Page Paper Bag Vanish handkerchief vanishes in blown up and burst paper bag
1984 33
Patrick Page The Patrick Page Solution to the Ching Ling Foo Torn and Restored Paper Effect using reversible thumb tip
1984 35
David Williamson The Vanishing Penny coin vanishes in cap of pen, then falls out of cap again
Also published here 1984 2
Bob Friedhoffer Double The Tip wearing two thumb tips, one on the other, applications
Aug. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 8)
James Swain Up The Sleeve sugar up the spectator's sleeve, thumb tip
Also published here Winter 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36)
Roger Klause Sponge Vanish in thumb tip
Related to 1985 82
Danny Korem A Short Digit on Display thumb through spectator's shirt
1985 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)
Steve Beam Airspread II gimmick version
1985 200
Frederick Braue Platform Rising Cards finger tip for end of thread (1959)
1985 17
Michael Weber $100 Blow-Off torn and restored bill as follow-up to bill switch
Also published here 1985 26
John Cornelius All Thumbs enlarging a thumb tip
Sep. 1986
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Karrell Fox The "Invisible Gun" popping sound with thumb-tip
Related to 1986 22
Karrell Fox "Baffling Balance" balancing card on back of hand
1986 52
Terry Seabrooke Cigarette In The Coat comedy routine with lots of gags, cigarette vanishes in spectator's jacket
1986 39
Gary Osborne Dye Version color changing silk with thumb tip
The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Terri Rogers Razor Blades from Mouth
Also published here 1986 4
Mac McDonald Cigarette in Handkerchief tips on the vanish of a lit cigarette in a handkerchief / jacket
1986 18
Mac McDonald, C. C. Allen The Egg on Fan Egg on Fan, with alternative method by Allen
  • Tips for Fanners
1986 19
John Carney The Vanishing Salt... Shaker vanish of a salt shaker
1986 (ca.) 7
James Lewis Lottery Fever lottery presentation for 100% bill switch
Dec./Jan. 1986/1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6)
Davide Costi F.T. thumb tip handling
Also published here 1987 57
Ron Wilson T.A.R.C.P. The Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper
1987 130
Patrick Page The Invisible Pull thumb tip pull
Also published here 1987 25
Pat Conway The Note in Cigar
1987 58
Jochen Zmeck ...3-2-1-Zmeck handkerchief placed inside a tube which looks like a rocket, rocket is set on fire and handkerchief vanishes
Also published here
  • in "Zauberkunst"
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Joe Givan Voodoo Putty name of spectator written on bill, transferred to silly putty, putty is stretched and stamped name stretches as well, when bill is unfolded the name is seen stretched
1987 4
Joe Givan Clear the Ear q-tip is pushed into one ear and pulled out the other
1987 16
José Carroll Red and Black full act, cards turn blank (pips fall off), red and black gloves change to white
VariationsAlso published here 1988 89
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)
Also published here 1988
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4, 5 & 6)