85 entries in Pen/Pencil / Miscellaneous
  
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Tom Sellers Spook Pencils four pencils of different color, spectator writes with one of them and performer knows which color has been used
Magical Pleasantries 5
Tom Sellers An Amazing Dictionary Feat word selected as performer is out of the room is divined by him, secret message inside pencil
More Secrets 13
Theodore Annemann Pencil Routine outline, combining puzzles, gags, effects
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 23) 142
David E. Swift The Pencil Fountain water is produced from borrowed pencil
Greater Magic 831
Peter Warlock Pencil Note on Nail secret cue sheet, recipe
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 390
John B. Ward Pencil & Peg Mystery three holes in pencil, small peg jumps from hole to hole
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 12) 4
Unknown A Dollar makes a "Break" bill to coins, bill breaks pencil (outstreched finger)
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 127
Robert A. Nelson Radar Pencil Mental Routine one of four cards is picked up secretly, card is detected, radar pencil
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 22
Ralph W. Read Tapping Pencil spectator feels "impulses" that still pencil makes
My Best 184
John Booth Pen-Plexity code a number to a medium with a fountain pen
My Best 197
U. F. Grant Chalk Penetration chalk mark is rubbed through a table or surface and appears on the performer's other previously examined hand
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 14
Floyd Catlin Silk Vanishing Pencil same mechanism as silk vanishing wand, in paper cone
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
Jack Yeager Flying Ink ink from a pen and water in a glass transpose
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 8
Don Alan The Inflation Pencil gag pencil, to vanish objects
Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 7
John Murray Murray's Muse ideas for Herpick's Phantom Pencil
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 279) 1115
George Schindler Radar Magnet idea for the radar pencil
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 279) 1115
Martin Gardner Pencilvania ideas for effects with pencils, with ribbon, naming color
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 334) 146
Don Alan It's a Small World gags with a small pencil sharpener globe
Pretty Sneaky 42
Everett Lyda Who Gets the Prize humorous routine for Loop Pencil puzzle, as competition with two spectators
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 6
Don Alan Ball Point Pen gag, ball appears on pen
Pretty Sneaky 37
Tony Corinda (3) A Pocket Trick pencil is removed from a box, color is divined, fake pencil
Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 42
Tony Corinda (1) The Billet Pencil loading a billet in an envelope
Related toVariations Predictions 86
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Fantastic Bill Transposition bill vanishes from handkerchief and appears inside envelope, using Corinda Billet Pencil
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 15
Tony Corinda Publicity Pencils branded pencils
Publicity Stunts 385
Everett Lyda Impromptu Atomic Routine several tricks combined into a routine with atomic theme, Glorpy, Adam's Atomic Crystal Spot, break-away pencils
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 40
Leo Behnke Spot Everywhere spots drawn on sugar cube, cube is dissolved in water and spots found on spectator, stamp with the aid of sugar cube
Entertaining Close Up 8
Peter Strange In the Pen message appears on pen
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 380) 348
Jack Yeager Tipsy Turvy Pencils using Blake's Rotating Pencil, do as I do presentation
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 29
Unknown ¿Fuma Ud. Boligrafos? smoking a pen, with a match
Aprenda Ud. Magia 21
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deck
Also published here
  • Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 743
Unknown A Puzzle drawing a circle and a dot on a paper without lifting the pen
Tricks with Paper 34
Francis Carlyle Germain's Paper billet switch with pencil, unclear if by Germain or Jacques Remanaux
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 126
Vic Perry The Perry Pen! x made in book, force, special two-sided pen
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 118) 588
Karl Fulves (1) The Pencil That Remembers What It Writes after examining pencil, performer knows what was written with it, electronics, no details given
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 6) 20
Karrell Fox A Switch on Dave Hoy's Switch using pen with two tops instead of bulldog clips
Inspired byRelated to Clever.... Like a Fox 91
Unknown Salt Routine salt vanishes from hand, reappears in pen
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 5
Al Mann The Frankenstein Affair several dead ants and a dead fly come back to life, ladybug recommandation
Related to Psycho-Mentisis 12
Barrie Richardson The Magnetic Force spectator is unable to pick up a pencil on performer's open hand
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 504
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
Unknown Significant Digit No. 6, spectator writes number on one side of small paper, it is torn in half with writing down, performer knows which half has writing and the number, pencil writing transferred to moist finger
Self-Working Mental Magic 8
David Himelrick Bio Test! building a pen with a prompter sheet, accessing word index
Variations The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 266) 1328
Frederick M. Shields Brain Echoes book test, prompter
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 272) 1358
Karl Fulves Satan's Hammer No. 5, cardboard hammer breaks pencil
The Children's Magic Kit 5
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Gags? with books, cards and pens
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 44
Unknown The Mind Dowser No. 44, paper balanced on the edge of a coin moves when pen comes close
Self-Working Table Magic 54
Karl Fulves The Mind Transmitter No. 49, pen code, coin value divined by medium
Self-Working Table Magic 60
Karl Fulves Sharpening Pencil in Card Case "the old pencil-sharpener in thumb tip gag"
Ace Machine 6
Steve Dusheck I.O.U. finger ring vanishes, using gaffed ballpoint pen with hook
Magic with Finger Rings 59
Daryl Martinez The Multi-Colored Pen starting with "pen writes any color"-gag, out to lunch principle
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 15
Flip Hallema Pen Steal apparently putting pen in pocket
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 3
Flip Hallema Body Holdout holding pen against body
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 5
Karl Fulves Non-Working Trix #4
  • "Unexchange", pseudo-switch of two small items, like chess figures or Okito boxes
  • secretly exchanging the pen caps of two pens even though apparently nothing happens
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 50) 239
Steve Beam The Magic Maker marker is put in pocket without putting cap on it, big ink stain on shirt, then cap vanishes and reappears on pen and ink stain vanishes
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 28) 489
Karrell Fox The "Magic Marker" splotch of ink on shirt, gag
Goodies 151
Mike Rose Pen Gag steel ball from "ball point pen"
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 40) 738
Steve Beam Unleaded several mechanical pencils, spectator removes lead from one which performer divines
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 46) 825
Slydini Water Leak paper on pencil used to catch drops of water from apparent leak in ceiling
Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
Scotty York Scotty's Cigarette Switch Using a Fountain Pen
For Your Eyes Only 85
Alan Shaxon Index Pen window in pen, can be turned to see other information
Alan Shaxon Lecture 16
Ali Bongo Pick-A-Pencil / Pick-A-Lollipop bunch of pencils, all removed but one, prediction
Also published here Lecture Notes '94 3
Felix Farrell Air-Brush handkerchief appears with the aid of a felt pen, vanishes and appears inside the pen
Aus dem Effeff... 13
Karl Fulves Penmanship "Unsolved Mysteries"
money maker roller principle with two pens, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 6) 147
Larry White Un-Capped apparently uncapping pen while pushing it through fist
Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 9
Barrie Richardson Pencil Pusher spectator is unable to pick up a pencil on performer's open hand, small thread loop
VariationsAlso published here Theater of the Mind 71
Karl Fulves Hypodermic Needle Gag actually a pen, comedy prop
Lost Vampire Secrets 151
Gene Raye Radar Coin pencil answers questions with sound in glass, glass in which billet is put in divined, secret sugar in glass, radar pencil
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 139
Christoph Borer Alcon words written on paper change color, clever switching pad
Also published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 7
Ali Bongo Pick-A-Pencil / Pick-A-Lollipop bunch of pencils, all removed but one, prediction
Also published here Lecture Notes - Morges 2003 3
Al Baker Developing Messages before the Audience secretly reading extruded messages, powder in pen
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 708
Wesley James One-handed Pen Re-Cap
Enchantments 175
Don Nielsen Supercharged Silver ring changes to coin, involving a magnetic coin that is moved from sleeve to hand with magnetic pen
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 414
Christoph Borer Alcon words written on paper change color, clever switching pad
Also published here Compilation 14
Jack Avis Lipstick on Pen Point to detect what was written or crossed out first
Rara Avis 36
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Inspired byAlso published here Las Vegas Lecture 5
Karl Fulves Breakage paper wrapped around pencil, pencil breaks inside by itself
Prolix (Issue 6) 365
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here Maven on Topic: Mentalism 3
Barrie Richardson Billet Switching Rod pencil with two caps
Related to Curtain Call 75
Barrie Richardson The Click Switch using pencil with clip
Curtain Call 213
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here Hollywood Hyperbole 4
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here Ideas by Max 4
Barrie Richardson Mesmer's Pencil
  • Phase I - The Rise (pencil stands up on hand, small thread loop)
  • Phase II - The Heavy Pencil (spectator cannot lift pencil off the performer's hand)
  • Phase III - The Feather Test (variation of Phase II with feather on top, Chuck Smith idea)
Inspired by Curtain Call 13
Wayne Dobson Sharpie 2 four mini sharpies, spectator uses one, performer divines which one
Inspired by
  • "Sharpie" (Wayne Dobson, WD40)
More Look No Hands 12
Daniel Madison Sharp Punch Using a Sharpie pen cap as a card punch
Placebo 35
Roberto Giobbi Classy Sharpie
Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 12) 107
Rick Maue Maue's Pen humorous demonstration on controlling the spectator's decision
Also published here
  • Rick Maue, Raw, 2008 & The Road, 2010
The Doors of Deception 89