548 entries in Pen & Pencil / Nail Writer & Swami
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henry Slade Slade's Geistertafel piece of chalk under nail of thumb, or sticky invisible writing and chalk powder
Related to Nov. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5)
76
Die Stiftspange nail writer, for slate, only on finger tip
Related to Jan. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1)
12
Die Stiftplatte nail writer, for slate, only on finger tip
Jan. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1)
12
Louis Nikola The Telepathogram Magician divines thought of card, and writing appears on paper that divines position of card in the deck
1927 54
Joe Berg The Blank Cards of Psyche two blank cards are initialed on both sides by the spectator, then tied together, name of selection or another word appear on the card
1930 15
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book or magazine test with assistent or medium, information secretly written on magazine with nail writer
Also published here 1934 8
Theodore Annemann The New Nile Divination a spectator thinks of a two digit number, random numbers are added, the sum match with the thought of number
Variations 1935 10
Theodore Annemann Triple Coercion color, card and number are named and predicted, only number free choice, nail writer
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1936
The Jinx (Issue 21)
123
Franklin M. Chapman Telepathy? performer marks the face of a card with a pencil, spectator names any card, it is the marked one
Also published here 1936 2
Telepathy? performer marks a card on the face, it is the one named by spectator, nail writer
1937 300
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
Also published here Feb. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 29)
188
Theodore Annemann My Own Swami Test predicting anything, pocket writing
Related toAlso published here Oct. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 37)
249
Dr. Jacob Daley Ultra Addition
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 38)
251
Robert Parrish Slate Psychics chosen card predicted on slate, then design duplication, using slate nail writer
Related to 1937 20
Franklin M. Chapman Psychic Slate Mystery predictions of two selected cards on slate, chalk swami
Dec. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6)
3
Charles Hopkins 8 - Use a thumb writer. How to use thumb writer to get out of sticky situations
1940 24
Joseph Ovette The Whispering Thought assistant in other room divines card
1940 11
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 1 two decks shuffled and then dealt in unison, two cards match at a certain position (percentage trick), card and position predicted on back of business card
Also published here 1941 1
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 2 medium in other room divines a freely selected card, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Related toAlso published here 1941 1
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 3 medium in other room divines a freely named card, secretly written on face of a card with nail writer
Also published here 1941 2
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 4 two chosen cards predicted, two methods combined, "still as modern as television"
Also published here 1941 3
Theodore Annemann Stunner No. 5 book or magazine test with assistent or medium, information secretly written on magazine with nail writer
Also published here 1941 3
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 6 medium in other room gets a selected word from a book, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 4
Franklin M. Chapman, Al Baker Stunner No. 7 list with names, one dead, it is divined by performer
Related toAlso published here 1941 5
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 8 total of three rolled dice is predicted
Also published here 1941 5
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 9 card with text mailed to spectator who is told to underline any word, it is predicted on another card
Also published here 1941 6
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 10 date, color and city predicted, "The effect is identical with that featured by Alexander in his full evening show."
Also published here 1941 7
Franklin M. Chapman Extra Stunner performer marks the face of a card with a pencil, spectator names any card, it is the marked one
Also published here 1941 7
Franklin M. Chapman On the Thumb Writer credit information, general information
1941 8
Franklin M. Chapman With a Nail Writer card named by spectator is predicted on business card
1942 5
Vivian St. John Disembodied C.P.A. lady from audience is blindfolded and reveals a result from a calculation
June 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 37)
153
Leon Maguire Thumb Nail Writer pencil to hold nail writer
Oct. 1943 19
Paul Morris A Miracle of Coincidence performer writes number and name on unknown card, spectator selects same card again
Oct. 1943 19
William S. Houghton "Blue Pencil" Book Test spectator opens book behind back near center and makes a cross on the page, another spectator finds that cross and performer divines the word that is closest
1943 17
Louis Tannen Tri-Umph prediction of a number, written on paper in envelope
May 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 61)
248
George Starke The Thumbnail Writer on the problem of bad handwriting, automatic writing
May 1944
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 1 No. 12)
51
R. M. Jamison Thumb Writer Telepathy telepathy presentation
July 1944 59
Jean Hugard, Herbert Hood Dice Production and Tricks 1. Production of a dice (with a handkerchief)
2. A mind reading trick (with a handkerchief)
3. Dipping into the future (prediction on a business card, by Herbert Hood)
Aug. 1944 64
Theodore Annemann My Own Swami Test predicting anything, pocket writing
Also published here 1944 145
Theodore Annemann Triple Coercion color, card and number are named and predicted, only number free choice, nail writer
Also published here 1944 147
Dr. Jacob Daley Ultra Addition
  • Dr. Daley's Variation with Mechanical Slate
Related toAlso published here 1944 196
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
Also published here 1944 202
Ralph W. Read Introduction credit information
1944 3
Franklin M. Chapman Nail Writers: Types and Method on different types and handling
  • Getting Set for Action
  • Use Fairly Stiff Cards
  • How to "Nail Write"
  • Practice Essential
  • The Visible Lead Pencil
  • Repetition
Related to 1944 7
Franklin M. Chapman Identical Twins No. 1, two decks shuffled and then dealt in unison, two cards match at a certain position (percentage trick), card and position predicted on back of business card
Also published here 1944 11
Franklin M. Chapman Light On The Subject No. 2, medium in other room divines a freely selected card, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Also published here 1944 11
Franklin M. Chapman A Whispered Selection No. 3, medium in other room divines a freely named card, secretly written on face of a card with nail writer
Also published here 1944 12
Franklin M. Chapman Two-way Telepathy No. 4, two chosen cards predicted, two methods combined, "still as modern as television"
Also published here 1944 12
Theodore Annemann Like An Open Book No. 5, book or magazine test with assistent or medium, information secretly written on magazine with nail writer
Also published here 1944 13
Franklin M. Chapman Word For Word No. 6, medium in other room gets a selected word from a book, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Also published here 1944 14
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Easy Mark No. 7, book test, assistent divines word, secretly marking word and page with nail writer
1944 15
Franklin M. Chapman, Al Baker The Quick or the Dead No. 8, list with names, one dead, it is divined by performer
Also published here 1944 15
Franklin M. Chapman At The Bar No. 9,
total of three rolled dice is predicted
Also published here 1944 16
Franklin M. Chapman Long Distance Telepathy No. 10, card with text mailed to spectator who is told to underline any word, it is predicted on another card
Also published here 1944 17
Franklin M. Chapman The Swami Test No. 11, date, color and city predicted, "This effect is identical with that featured by Alexander in his full evening show."
Also published here 1944 18
Franklin M. Chapman Telepathy No. 12, performer marks the face of a card with a pencil, spectator names any card, it is the marked one
Also published here 1944 18
Conrad H. Haden You Think As I Think No. 13, named number or digit is predicted, repeated
1944 19
Conrad H. Haden A Pinch Hitter No. 14, three three-digit numbers are predicted, stooge that nail-writes them in
1944 19
Conrad H. Haden Whose Name? No. 15, assistant (or stooge) write freely chosen name on frame of slate and blindfolded performer then divines it
1944 20
Franklin M. Chapman Seeing Red No. 16, freely named card predicted, nail writing through envelope with carbon paper
1944 21
Conrad H. Haden Easy Card Prediction No. 17, chosen card predicted on business card
1944 21
Chung Ling Soo The Invisible Hand No. 18, answer to a question appears on blank card
Also published here
  • Spirit Slate Writing and Kindred Phenomena, Chung Ling Soo, 1989
1944 22
Ralph W. Read Via Telephone No. 19, a prediction is made, then any person is called via telephone and the amount of money he has in his pocket is predicted, different nail writing based methods
Also published here
  • Ralph Read's instruction sheets for nail writer gimmick
1944 22
Ralph W. Read Music In The Air No. 20, musical tune predicted in envelope
Also published here
  • Ralph Read's instruction sheets for nail writer gimmick
1944 23
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Is It Telepathy? No. 21, letter, figure and geometrical design divined by performer
1944 24
Ronald B. Edwards Bi-Mentalism card is pushed in a deck, named card is found next to it, two versions:
  • 1. Stack and nail writer
  • 2. Svengali
1945 80
Robert A. Nelson, Dr. H. Walter Grote The Twenty-First Stunner ungaffed
Inspired by 1945 23
William Larsen Subtle Prediction Idea prediction in envelope, held by assistant
1945 49
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Maurice Zolotow, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, Annemann's use of the nail writer, Tom Osborne, Jay Marshall
Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 79)
323
Bruce Elliott Silver Walls piece of paper is put between two coins, any number appears on the paper
Related to May 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 83)
336
C. L. Boarde Prepositions word and position is predicted in a newspaper, spectator can chose publishing date
May 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 84)
342
Albert Cohn Mental Marvels with general comments on mentalism, two numbers thought of and divined (psychological forces), last number or word always is right
Related to Dec. 1945 171
Albert Cohn An alternative test name that a spectator thinks of is predicted
Dec. 1945 180
Albert Cohn Second alternative change in spectator's pocket is predicted, one off, perhaps spectator has left a penny in the pocket
Related to Dec. 1945 180
Superba Prediction nail writer
1945/27 214
Ronald B. Edwards Predic 222 method for calculating quicker than spectator
Oct. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 136)
547
George C. Engel Guessing Is Fun one card and two chosen words, predictions written on index cards, see p. 320 for comment by Eddie Clever
Mar. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 10)
299
C. L. Boarde The Thumb Writer various models, on how to write numbers and letters, various designs of window envelopes
1947 63
C. L. Boarde Living and Dead - Variation E list, check mark by performer
1947 82
C. L. Boarde Projection - Variation A performer divines symbols and numbers written down by performer
1947 93
C. L. Boarde Predictions - Variation A prediction of numbers etc. in envelope
1947 95
C. L. Boarde Predictions - Variation B several four-digit numbers are added, total is predicted, several methods
1947 97
Robert Craig The Ball Point Pen Swami ink
Related to 1948
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
29
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column Christmas themed magic
  • Rose Bush
  • Production Box
  • One Ahead
  • Dove Pan
  • Nail Writer
  • Nest of Boxes
  • Card in Ball
  • Electra
Dec. 1948 491
George Schindler Tic-Tac-Toe prediction of a field
Sep. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 186)
743
George B. Anderson The "Truth or Consequences" Prediction comedy routine, prediction what spectator A does to spectator B, and performer knows their names
1949 29
Felix Korim Publicity Stunt Prediction low tech
Apr. 1949 4
Al Baker Thought Transmission performer makes spectator write certain numbers, pencil reading, nail writer on first finger tip
Also published here 1949 37
Bill Woodfield Automatic Writing automatic writing turns out to be the selected card, way to write in mirror writing, see also p. 842
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 210)
838
George Schindler One in a Million one card is marked with an X, spectator selects exactly that card
July 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 234)
934
Dr. Stanley Jaks You Cross As I Cross spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
Also published here Dec. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 245)
979
Toni Koynini One Pound Revelation pound note between cardboards, name of free selection appears on note, then card itself appears between boards
  • Alternative Routine - With Borrowed Cards
1951 27
Dr. William Weyeneth Die restaurierte Trick-Ruine add a number idea, using nail writer, idea from American magazine
1951
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 4&5)
32
Dick Piser The Fifth Card selected ESP card is predicted on piece of paper
Nov. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 294)
1176
Aage Darling The Marked Card spectator makes a cross on a card behind his back, other spectator finds the card by selecting it from a fan
1953 49
Harlan Tarbell, Frank Butler Envelope Prediction nail writer, anything predicted in three envelopes one into the other
1954/27 225
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
1956 4
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
Tony Corinda Points to Consider with All Types on nail writer
1958 6
Tony Corinda How to Use Your Swami Gimmick
1958 6
Tony Corinda (a) Getting the Gimmick Into Position For Use swami holdouts, and where to ditch it afterwards
1958 6
Tony Corinda (b) How to Handle the Gimmick When It Is On
1958 8
Tony Corinda (c) How to Write On - The Right Type of Card
1958 8
Tony Corinda (d) How to Hold the Card Before, During and After Writing
1958 8
An Opening Effect of Mentalism number is predicted, written on a card
1958 9
Tony Corinda (e) The Technique of Writing
1958 10
Tony Corinda (f) The Style of Writing and What to Write
1958 10
Tony Corinda Section Two: Special Techniques
1958 11
Tony Corinda (a) The Use of Different Colours
1958 11
Theodore Annemann (b) The Window Envelope in combination with a swami
1958 12
Tony Corinda (c) The Carbon Impression Technique for sealed envelopes, also with "No Carbon Required" paper
Related to 1958 12
Tony Corinda (d) The Ink Writer
1958 13
Tony Corinda (e) Preparation of the Prediction for window envelopes and other swami predictions
1958 13
Tony Corinda (f) The Fingernail best length to wear a swami and the treatment of it
1958 14
Tony Corinda (g) Alternative Methods of Holding the Card
Related to 1958 14
Tony Corinda (h) The Visible Pencil
1958 15
Tony Corinda Section Three: Modesty and Mentalism Mixed exceptional uses of nail writer, Henry Slade, Madam Dis Debar, Carl Franks, Keeler, Chung Ling Soo
1958 16
Tony Corinda No. 1. The Spectator as the Telepathist spectator receives performer's number figure by figure
1958 17
Tony Corinda No. 2. First Variation of the No. 1 Principle spectator receives a thought of name
1958 17
Tony Corinda, Burling Hull No. 3. Second Variation of the No. 1 Principle slip of paper is sealed between two pennies, spectator receives a though of date
1958 17
Tony Corinda No. 4. Straight to the Point thought of number or amount of change is predicted
1958 18
Tony Corinda No. 5. A Stage Trick color, city and date are predicted on three numbered cards
1958 18
Tony Corinda No. 6. spectator is selected with ping pong ball, named place is predicted in an envelope
1958 18
Tony Corinda No. 7. A Card Trick unknown card is marked with initials of the spectator, who finds that card by coincidence
1958 19
Al Baker No. 8. Living and Dead.
Related to 1958 19
Tony Corinda No. 9. A Close up Quickie date of a coin is predicted
1958 19
Tony Corinda No. 10. Two Person Telepathy medium in other room gets a selected word from a book, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Inspired by 1958 19
No. 11. A Mediumistic Effect message from a dead person
Related to
  • Joseph Rinn's " Searchlight of Psychical Research", 1954
1958 20
Tony Corinda No. 12. Time and Space, An Informal Effect imaginary trip
1958 20
Tony Corinda, Eric Mason No. 13. The Card in Glass card with prediction put in a glass, hole in glass
Related to 1958 21
Tony Corinda No. 14. The Week Ahead Prediction window envelope in second envelope, sent prediction
1958 21
Tony Corinda No. 15. Another Publicity Stunt sent prediction of the name of an audience member
1958 22
Aage Darling, Tony Corinda No. 16. The Seven Chairs
Inspired byVariations 1958 22
Tony Corinda No. 17. Any Date of the Year two calendars, spectator and performer mark the same date
1958 22
Tony Corinda 18. The White Swami writing appears between two slates
1958 22
Tony Corinda No. 19. The Sex Detector sent prediction of the sex of a baby
1958 23
Tony Corinda No. 20. Headline Predictions
1958 23
Tony Corinda No. 21. Topical Effects prediction of sport results
1958 23
Tony Corinda No. 22. A First Class Newspaper Test selected word of a newspaper is predicted
1958 23
Tony Corinda No. 23. Dartboard Prediction prediction of the total score
1958 24
Tony Corinda No. 24. Matches or Cigarettes prediction of the amount of spectator's cigarettes or matches
1958 24
Tony Corinda (5) The Swami and the Pencil performer writes a prediction, spectator writes the same
1958 34
Tony Corinda (9) The Swami Gimmick short, referring to Step One
1958 95
Tony Corinda (2) Quadruplication one card is selected from a face up deck and signed, card is predicted with several ways, only odd back, written in an envelope and another odd card duplicate in performer's pocket. Routine includes the No-Gag (Maurice Fogel)
1958 103
Tony Corinda (7) Novel Adaption of the "Card in Balloon" prediction of a number is inside a balloon
1958 113
Tony Corinda (16) Double-Impact Prediction card is named and a position, the position is written on an envelope and the card is inside
1958 120
Tony Corinda (5) The Bartender's Nightmare! divination of a serial number, blindfolded
1958 150
Tony Corinda (1) The Lady is a Mindreader medium gets thought of card, date on a coin and date of birth
1959 263
Eric Mason (5) Misdirectional Womentalism card, number and city are predicted with beautiful assistant and bra-trick
1959 266
Tony Corinda (22) The Dead Hand Writes dead hand in a box marks billet with the dead name
1959 293
Dr. A Impromptu Swami Writer
1959 32
Roy Fromer Nail Writer Gimic
1959 32
P. Howard Lyons Noughty Crosses prediction
Related to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
20
Tony Corinda Visiting Card Gimmick numbers printed on business card, spectator thinks of one, that on was crossed by performer
1960 382
Frank Potts Triple Test blindfolded medium finds selected card and reveals thought of number and color
1960 81
Will Dexter Mentalist's Holdall holdouts for nail writer
1960 108
Jochen Zmeck Der Bogenschütze spectator shoots three times with small toy bow and arrow, score predicted
Inspired by
  • "Four-Score" (Howard P. Albright, Tops, July 1948)
1960 31
Robert A. Nelson The "Impossible" Prediction prediction of anything named, on a piece of paper, two versions
1961 8
Dr. Spencer Thornton Predicted Action prediction of any actions a performer wants to perform in front of the audience
1961 36
Thomas Alan Waters Subliminal Imagery with Ishihara color plates, spectator sees a correct number where he cannot see one
Also published here Mar. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 355)
247
Dr. Stanley Jaks Sie machen das, was ich auch machen werde spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
Also published here 1961 38
Ned Rutledge Thumb-Thing to Write With thumb tip writer, handling and construction
1967 42
Ned Rutledge The Instant Darkroom thought of symbol, number and letter appear on blank cards
Also published here 1967 43
Al Koran Card Prediction marked deck, prediction with nail writer
1968 95
James A. Conley Madam Fifi's Haunted House writing appears on signed paper, feather moves inside toy house
1970
Magick (Issue 8)
37
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle After Glow banded slates, message appears
1970
Magick (Issue 11)
53
Paul Siegel In Good Time times set with watches, prediction
1972 27
Charles "Cicardi" Scott The Mimic Brain prediction of color, city, and number, on one card, spectator's card in envelope
1972
Magick (Issue 65)
321
Billy McComb Thoughts on the Thumb-Writer and a few tips thrown in boon writer
  • Magnetic Hold-Out
  • Replacing the Writer
  • A Stunt
1972 65
Billy McComb The Date on the Coin
1972 67
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Psycho Supreme No. 214, thought-of card predicted on business card
1972 53
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Swami Book Test No. 254, medium divines chosen paragraph
1972 64
Swami Gimmick No. 435, using swami to underline a word as prediction, ditch with thread
1972 125
Card At Predicted Number No. 472, position filled in with nail writer
1972 132
Dr. Jacob Daley Spirit Slate New Wrinkle And Presentation No. 483
Related to 1972 134
Al Koran Swami Holder magnetic
1972 167
Charles Cameron Demon Doll voodoo doll on cardboard, prediction of name, color and body part
1973
Magick (Issue 88)
437
Barrie Richardson ...678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here Sep. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1)
10
Bascom Jones Match-Write prediction of change inside cover of book of matches
1974
Magick (Issue 94)
470
Richard Lyn Mind Mirror name secretly written on paper sealed in envelope appears on paper
1974
Magick (Issue 97)
481
Karl Fulves The Folded Prophecy nail writer, through envelope, carbon paper
1975 412
Francis Carlyle Nai Writer brief historical note
1975 123
The Three Digit Miracle of Calder performer reads spectator's mind and vice versa
1975 124
Basil Horwitz The Burning Question bill in one of five envelopes, spectator names a number and finds bill, other envelopes are burnt
Variations 1975
Magick (Issue 142)
707
Paul Maurer Zweifache Voraussage two rows of eight cards, prediction of two cards and chosen positions, on business cards
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "Three Times Lucky"
1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 1)
9
Barrie Richardson From A Mentalist's Notebook ideas on mentalism, Q&A, nail writer
June 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10)
265
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami
1976 8
Ronnie Gann It's About Time! time is set behind back and put in envelope, time is divined
1976
Magick (Issue 147)
733
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Nail Writer tips on using a nail writer
1976
Magick (Issue 153)
762
Dan Tong Quick and Easy three numbers are divined by audience / predicted by performer, on business cards
1976
Magick (Issue 156)
777
Jack Bridwell PSI-Q lead of pencil in crumpled paper, named number appears, paper moves
1976
Magick (Issue 160)
798
Sandy Spillman It's a Date calendar card, performer circles thought of date
1976
Magick (Issue 162)
808
Burling Hull Thought Transference Superb word and number predicted with different-colored pencils, presented as "spectator reads minds", carbon-paper and swami with metal point instead of writing tip
1976 25
Philip T. Goldstein, Henry Hardin, William Lindsay Gresham Satan's Nightmare prediction of tarot card and three digit number
Inspired by 1977 10
Philip T. Goldstein The Psychic Bartender named drink one is thought of and divined
1977 12
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books
1977 9
Marvin Miller Destiny's Disciple waiter in restaurant writes number on paper, which is later divined
Inspired byRelated to 1977
Magick (Issue 173)
863
Marvin Miller Target prediction in form of circle on business card, card is pinned by spectator exactly through circle
Variations 1977
Magick (Issue 174)
868
Jack Bridwell Target 2 Target with drawn Voodoo doll
Inspired byAlso published here 1977
Magick (Issue 176)
878
Harry Anderson The Anderson Effect spectator read mind of performer, number written on slate matches number written by performer on piece of paper
1977
Magick (Issue 182)
907
Philip T. Goldstein Zap-Master card and number predicted on jumbo card
1977
Magick (Issue 195)
973
Philip T. Goldstein Card In Mind card prediction, blanko card with message is presented as playing card
Jan. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5)
521
Al Mann An Opener prediction written on a card, and card is folded, move to turning card over and presenting the outside as the inside, with special paper clip by Bruce Elliott
Inspired by 1978 8
Tom Zoss The Zoss... Button-Writer button on coat as alternative nail writer
1978
Magick (Issue 217)
1082
Hanussen Brain-Child prediction of ESP card, initialed envelope
1978
Magick (Issue 220)
1098
Al Mann A Secret Chamber word and number predicted on two billets, in box, Arca system
1978 3
Al Mann The Secret of the Swami prediction of chosen number, billet inside envelope inside box, Arca system
1978 5
Al Mann Strange Coordinates deck inside box, billet on top with number predicts position of chosen card, Arca system
1978 6
Al Mann The Book Test prediction of word, billet inside box, Arca system
1978 11
Al Mann The Swami Gimmick metal thumb tip
1978 13
C. L. Boarde Surrounded word circled behind back, with impromptu variation
1978 16
Philip T. Goldstein Windowshopper shopping prediction in envelope
1979 3
Thomas Alan Waters The Psychic Coercion of the Interrupted Schoolboy slate in envelope, first the name of a card appears then a number, flap, Mental Masterpiece gimmick, chalk band-writer
Related to 1979
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
41
Leslie Anderson Chance! named card is found on position which is the same number as the price written on the box
Related to 1979
Magick (Issue 232)
1157
Henry H. Fields Twist! presentation idea for divination of a number with a nail writer
1979
Magick (Issue 246)
1228
Karrell Fox Foxes Foney Fickle Finger fake finger for nail writing with bigger line with crayon
1979 128
Karrell Fox Voodoo Prophecy spectator pushed pin in voodoo doll, predicted on drawn doll
1979 143
Karrell Fox A Real "Live" Doll one spectator touches another one anywhere, predicted on drawn figure
1979 144
Karrell Fox "Daddy" one of five spectators selected (as father of a baby doll), predicted on card
1979 144
Der Daumenspitzen-Nagelschreiber thumb tip swami
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
73
Philip T. Goldstein Data date is predicted
May 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 5)
848
Neil Somerville In Anticipation
June 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6)
864
George B. Anderson Pendulum ESP Test prediction, spectator choses ESP card with pendulum
1980 23
El Duco Bill Prediction five numbered envelopes in glasses, remaining envelope contains bill and remaining number is predicted
1980 9
George Kemp Secrets substitute for nail writer, with index cards, secret writing method
1980
Magick (Issue 248)
1238
Henry H. Fields The Rose prediction of a name, presentation
1980
Magick (Issue 257)
1281
Jack Kent Tillar Swami different design for nail writer / Swami
1980
Magick (Issue 261)
1302
Steve Beam Holy Writing gags using pen
1980 16
Paul Maurer Mentalmagie Eröffnungseffekt baby gag, person and amount of money in spectator's pocket is predicted on business card, nail writer with a pen / ink
1980
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 4)
139
Uriah Fuller 2. Duplicating Drawings further methods, including small mirror
1980 29
Uriah Fuller 12. Nail Writers any item in the room predicted
1980 65
Al Mann The Name in the Vault prediction in wallet, Bombshell Wallet
1981 14
Al Mann Cistella page and word of a book are selected, prediction is in a locked box, same book with a card at the same page, written on it is the chosen word
Related to 1981 1
Al Mann Mightier than the Sword views on the Swami Gimmick
1981 3
Al Mann Castle Catch spectator writes a number on a card and shows it to another spectator, who opens a book on that page and remembers the first word
1981 3
Al Mann At the Table prediction of a name
1981 4
Al Mann, Robert Gysel Gysel's Gimmick swami gimmick variation
1981 4
Al Mann Misdirection ways to cover the writing of a nail writer
  • In a Book ( window cut)
  • The Bookshelf (window cu)
  • In the Glass (Corinda / Mason)
Related to 1981 5
Al Mann The Time Piece named number or card is written in a pocket watch
1981 6
Al Mann The AME Double-Writer
1981 7
Al Mann Invisible Door gaffed book, for using a nail writer
1981 8
Al Mann The Long Writers swami on a stick
1981 10
Al Mann The Big Writer named number predicted on a pad in a box, knee writer
1981 11
Throw-Away Swamis
1981 11
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mind Warp anecdote of Dunninger convincing everybody not using a nail writer
1981 12
Gene "Phantini" Grant It Is an Incredible Coincidence some blank cards are cut and put in pocket, several billets with numbers, spectator choses one and it matches the amount of cut cards, with Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck
1981 43
Basil Horwitz Challenge Publicity E.S.P. five ESP symbols are sealed in envelopes and the envelopes are numbered, spectator divines symbols by matching them to a second set of ESP cards on the table
Also published here 1981 14
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Peg O'Mind spectator solves puzzle, prediction of ending
1981
Magick (Issue 280)
1399
Philip T. Goldstein Cubicle spectator scrambles Rubik's cube and throws it, number of yellow squares on top predicted
Also published here 1981
Magick (Issue 287)
1432
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Test spectator try to divine number, prediction states who is closer to the number and how far off
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1981
Magick (Issue 293)
1461
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die Dr. Jaks Vorhersage three-digit number predicted, pad with hole
Dec. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
146
Dr. Stanley Jaks E.S.P. five ESP cards, one openly marked on back, spectator thinks of one, it is shown to be the one with the mark
Also published here
  • "ESP" (Sphinx, Dec. 1952)
Dec. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
150
Bruce Bernstein Borrowed Princess card groups marked on the fly with nail writer
Also published here 1981 12
Bruce Bernstein Volition Plus four selections in envelopes, spectators choose their own card, envelopes are numbered from one to four a
Inspired byRelated to 1981 56
Thomas Alan Waters Pastell past life presentation for a Swami Test, no method
Related to 1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
254
Thomas Alan Waters Optionail three spectator's count their change, name and amount of the one who has the most is predicted, other applications of the principle
Inspired by
  • Sam Dalal's "Magical Musings" in "Swami" Vol. 3, No. 30.
Variations
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
306
Thomas Alan Waters, Sam Dalal, James G. Thompson Jr. Indiair method for two-phase prediction, window envelope
Inspired by 1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
309
Thomas Alan Waters Flipout prepared Himber Wallet for prediction and as a peek wallet
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
327
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Boon History
Related to 1982 1
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Misdirection example of a number prediction
1982 4
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Hold Outs for the boon nail writer
1982 5
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson The Writing nail writer for pocket writing
1982 6
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Body Writing
1982 7
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Wrist Writing secret writing method
1982 7
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Watch Thing secret writing idea, idea for Koran medaillon
1982 8
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Variety and Diversity of Uses for the Boon
  • Introduction
  • Boon Writing and Audience Size
1982 11
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Types of Demonstrations
  • Mind-Reading (Two Types)
  • Predictions
  • Mind Control
  • Guessing Stunts
  • "Starting Device"
  • Occult
  • Variety of Revelations
  • Conclusion
1982 12
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson A Boon for All Seasons prediction of the birthday and a number
1982 19
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Matchbox number prediction with a matchbox
1982 20
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson 678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here 1982 21
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Domino prediction with imaginary domino game
1982 23
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Beermat prediction on split coaster
1982 24
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Dartboard prediction of total in a darts game
Related to 1982 24
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson The Undisturbed Deck Prediction spectator cuts cards, two cards are predicted, three variations
1982 25
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Crisp spectator has to guess, how many potato crisps are in a bag, he is right
1982 27
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson VedooVoodoo voodoo prediction, spot where the needle is pushed in
1982 28
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Birthday Card birthday divination with card, month and day are crossed out
1982 28
Ned Rutledge File Box message in a box, writing method
Related to 1982 29
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Cinders several paper balls, on is selected, the other are out of flash paper and are burned, the selected one has a prediction written on it
1982 29
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Music prediction of a note, played on a piano
1982 31
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson, Amedeo Vacca Monteboon three coins monte, line drawn with pencil
1982 31
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Eye Reading word is divined letter by letter, based on a U.F. Grant idea
1982 33
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Bill Divination" several bills in a bowl, one is selected and number divined
1982 37
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Impossible Card Divination
1982 40
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Pen-Ultimate" x drawn on a business card and card shuffled with other cards, spectator locates the card
1982 42
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Thought Projection Effect three information are predicted on a paper, paper is inside of a balloon
Related to 1982 43
Philip T. Goldstein Cubicle spectator scrambles Rubik's cube and throws it, number of yellow squares on top predicted
Also published here