138 entries in Random Object
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown Other very pretty tricks with Bals "Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket" precursor, one phase The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 16
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to four memorized punch-marked cards More Magic 87
Unknown The Magic Circle "To discover a card or other object that has been touched in the performer's absence", with medium and code More Magic 242
H. F. C. Suhr Der bezauberte Hut borrowed items placed in borrowed hat, silk put over hat, hat vanishes, items appear on a black board and a person with a package comes into the theater with the hat in the box Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 131
Al Baker The One I Like performer know which object is taken, bloodless handAlso published here The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 495
Theodore Annemann Magician's Choice three items The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 8
Barbara Stanwyck Bits of Presto article touched in other room, performer knows, same with card selection The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 359
Unknown Tapping Table Objects spectator thinks of one of seven objects, performer taps them while spectator spells silently, at end of word performer taps thought-of object, progressive anagramAlso published here
  • "New Magician's Manual" (Walter Gibson)
After the Dessert 12
Unknown The Three Wandering Sponge Balls spectator's hand and two in the hand, one in the pocket Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 163
Syl Reilly The Phantom Tray chosen object is determined, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 378
Edward Marlo Triple Dice Routine two in hand one in pocket, with surprises (shrinking dice, coin appearance) Shoot the Works 9
Harry Blackstone, Walter B. Gibson Super Magic two in the hand, one in the pocket with paper balls and variations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 55) 224
Unknown Distant Mental Communication assistent in different room lists objects that are freely selected Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 206
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
Harvey P. Graham Peas two in the hand one in the pocket routine, with peas, Mendel's laws of genetic presentation The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 209) 836
J. B. Bobo, George F. Wright The Gadabout Coins two in the hand, one in the pocketInspired by
  • "The Alleurian Coins" by George F. Wright in "The Linking Ring" 1/1950
Modern Coin Magic 182
Milton Gitlin Eeny, Meeny, Miny two in the hand one in the pocket patter The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 286) 1145
Bruce Elliott The Eternal Cups and Balls three cups, with two in the hand one in the pocket sequence Classic Secrets of Magic 176
John Scarne, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Ben Dalgin Spheroid Skulduggery balls appear, split and change into small skull then into igger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket Top Secrets of Magic 57
Dai Vernon Climax for a Dice Routine two in the hand one in the pocket start, ending with jumbo and miniature dieRelated to The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 183
Harry Lorayne Force Prediction equivoque out of about twelve cards Close-up Card Magic 100
Ali Bongo The Baffling Bangle bracelet appears knotted to a rod, under handkerchief The Bongo Book 40
Ali Bongo The Houdini Pin pin vanishes from corked tube and appears in small boxRelated to The Bongo Book 52
Royal H. Brin, Jr. Stand-Up Coin Opener two coins in left hand, one travels to right and is put in pocket, then travels back The New Modern Coin Magic 389
Jerry McDermott Nuts To You surprising final load The New Modern Coin Magic 406
Milton Kort The Mexican Gadabout Coins with purse in which coins travels back at the end, two handlingsInspired by The New Modern Coin Magic 405
Ali Bongo Fruit Salad two in the hand with miniature fruits, can of fruit salad as climax The Bongo Book 31
Frederica Three Little Pigs two in the hand, one in the pocket with plastic pigs, as a kicker the pigs change into a bigger toy fiugre The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 281
Horace E. Bennett Unfair Shake two in the hand (here dice cup) one in the pocket, then die change color and size twice, as a kicker a shot glass appears under the cup The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 113
Edward Marlo Magician's Choice for Three Objects Expert Card Conjuring 88
Gerald Kosky The Magic Ring ring and three colored stones, variation of two in the hand, one in the pocket, as a climax the ring has three stones set in it The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 283
Allan Ackerman Small Change combo The Esoterist 21
Dr. James Hoy Bills of Beelzebub! "two in the hands, one in the pocket" with crumbled bills and a three-dollar bill The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 48) 238
Jerry Mentzer Spirit Writing four objects listed on business card, paper balled up, chosen item vanishes from list and appears written on balled-up paper Close-up Cavalcade 157
Horace E. Bennett The Half Crown Affair american penny and half crown in hand, one placed in pocket & travels back, transposition with spectator in which one coin grows Close-up Cavalcade 68
Oscar Pladek A Modern Chinese Marvel "two in the hand, one in the pocket" routine, credit information on the plot, with pop-up move, five phasesRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 611
Arthur Setterington Disc-O bottle tops assembly, through table and two in the hand one in the pocket, with chinese coin finale Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3) 30
Amedeo Vacca Never Say Die! two in the hand one in the pocket Amedeo's Continental Magic 44
Patrick Page 5. The Sponge Ball Move "two in the hand one in the pocket" sequence Ten Thoughts on Close-Up 4
Father Cyprian A Dice Opener two in the hand one in the pocket, using Lin Searles squashed die and pop-up die under close-up mat, six phases The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 956
David Bornstein Orient Express "Coin Tricks" The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1037
Jerry Mentzer Sponge Shenanigans "two in the hands - one in the pocket" routine, with different ball or object as climax Close Up Cues 5
Jerry Mentzer 3 Penny Trick jumbo coin finale for "two in the hands, one in the pocket" Super Cents 9
Frank Garcia The "Slick" Routine two in hand, one in pocket The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 118
Bob Elliott The Bob Elliott Razzle Dazzler two in the hand, one in the pocket The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 171
Frank Garcia Two in the Hand, One in the Pocket Bit The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 206
Larry Jennings Coins and Handkerchief Related to Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 3) 325
Patrick Page The Sponge Ball Effect two in the hands routine The Big Book of Magic 115
Punx Kismet objects are removed, last one is divined, instructions on record Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 68
Larry Jennings Vernon Ball Routine Done With Coins Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 9
Stephen Minch Fly-Catcher plastic flies in amber-colored plastic, two in the hands and one in the pocket routine, plastic frog finale Creations of a Magical Madman 49
Wilbur T. Kattner All Together "two in the hand one in the pocket" with three unshelled peanuts, then washer, nut and bolt Innovative Magic No. 3 22
Jim Cozzens Two in the Hand is Worth Three on the Table two in one hand and one in the other hand Innovative Magic No. 1 4
Gerald Kosky To Tell The Truth? performer finds out who has an object by asking one questionVariations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 61
Francis Carlyle The Blindfold Act Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 129
Al Baker Lesson performer know which object is taken, bloodless handAlso published here The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1071
Frank Garcia The "Frank Garcia" Routine The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 22
Romaine The Perplexing Persian Pearls - The Production
- The 'Split' To Two
- The Table Transposition
- The Pocket Transposition
- The Split To Three
- First Three Ball Transposition
- Second Three Ball Transposition
- Hiding Them In The Sand
- Finding Them In The Sand
- The Fourth Dimension
- Plucking From The Air, The Stroke
- Eyes And Ears
- The Gambling Game
The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 45
Dr. Jacob Daley Chromo-Spheres different colored balls, including variation by Frank GarciaVariations The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 76
Sam Rosenfeld Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 190
Karl Fulves The Shamrock Code one of five objects, how a drinking glass is held The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 5
Unknown Mind Power No. 7, four objects on table, spectator touches one with eyes closed, predicted, tallest object Self-Working Mental Magic 9
Lewis Ganson Introduction Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 7
Lewis Ganson The Extra Ball Principle in Practice Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 8
Lewis Ganson The Climax foreign object as climax Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Gerald Kosky How Many? dice routine Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Unknown Sweet Trick sugar cubes appear, two in the hand... routine, jumbo sugar cube finale Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 17
Eddie Joseph Back Again coin, ring and key used for "two in the hands..." routine, coin shower as finale Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 20
Gerald Kosky The Magic Ring ring and three different colored stones, "two in the hands..." routine, stones in ring as finale Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 21
Dai Vernon, Lewis Ganson Bells classic effect with silk as table and pop-up-moveInspired by Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 23
Lewis Ganson Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 29
Ken De Courcy A Routine for Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 29
Lewis Ganson Conclusion Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 34
Lewis Ganson Other Routines using other props for "Two in the hands..." routines
- Cigarettes
- Matches
- Coins
- Dice
- Miniature Models
- Toys
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 32
Frank Ross The Truth three objects take by spectators, two spectators lie and one tells the truth, performer knows which one, credit information The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1307
Herb Morrissey Unexpected Vision three plastic turtles of different color, one hidden in box, its color is divined, then their location in the spectator's pocket, multi-phase routine John: Verse Two 96
Mary Wolf A Little Bit of Coke (a-Cola) "two in the hand..." with miniature cans, then miniature bottle, normal bottle and coins appear John: Verse Two 131
Martin Gardner Quant Quirk 4x4 square of 16 cards, some face-up some face-down randomly, with certain allowed turnover moves one has to get all cards in one direction, sucker game Octet 18
Reinhard Müller Telefon Trick coin, key and pen on table and distributed into pockets by spectator, performer names locationInspired by Six Impromptu Card Tricks 5
Stephen Tucker Goodness Gracious Great Balls of ......Sponge? sponge rabbit climax, routine with two in the hand, one in the pocket phase Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 195
Stephen Tucker A New Move with Sponge Eggs move to steal two balls in two in the hand, one in the pocket routines Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 196
John Lyon Optical Plastic coin appears to sink into sheet of plasticRelated to
  • "Blue Crystal" (Lubor Fiedler, Tenyo T-198)
Optical Plastic
Ross Bertram Minus Equals Plus one of three coins removed, comes back to spectator's hand Bertram on Sleight of Hand 72
Roy Baker The What's It's Name Dice Trick two in the hand, one in the pocket with dice, climax with jumbo dice production Baker's Capers 17
John M. Bauman The Missing Link three chain links for "two in hand - one in pocket" with lock appearance finale Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1110
Larry Jennings Coins and Handkerchief silk is held by spectators as table The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 107
Sol Stone The Chaperone two in hand, one in pocket Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 1249
Patrick Page The Rising Object object rises up to hand The Pull Book 40
Patrick Page The Moving Object object moves on table The Pull Book 41
Dennis H. Evans Letters - On Optical Plastic illusion of getting a coin trapped into a sheet of plastic and then having the coin penetrate itInspired by Interlocutor (Issue 48) 207
Edward Marlo Gad-About Aces four Aces shown, named one vanishes and is taken from pocket, repeated, then five Aces shown and one put in pocket, repeatVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1963
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 32
Dr. Edward G. Ervin One from Two No. 4, two coins clearly shown, one placed in pocket, it comes back, featuring three-coin arrangement that can be shown from both sides as two coins, also for six-as-three coinsVariations Self-Working Coin Magic 5
Gary Para Para Hands two in the hands one in the pocket with doll hands, eye ball as climax, Mr. Jimmy The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 37) 673
Martin Gardner Force Field animating things on table, apparently no finger moves Rigmarole (Issue 2) 14
Karl Fulves Memory Plays Tricks item put in one pocket of magician, magician stands behind spectator but apparently cannot do anything because he is clapping constantly, item then in another pocket Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 12
Unknown Come-Back Bread Crumb two in hand, one away, it returns, repeat Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 64
Nate Leipzig Two in the Hand... with sugar cubes, short note from Hilliard's notebook More Greater Magic 1091
Paul Gertner Chinese in the Hand two in the hand, one in the pocket with transformation of all three into Chinese coins Steel and Silver 79
Martin Gardner Packet Parity color prediction with chess pieces, also with cards (color of a card is predicted) Arcane (Issue 14) 212
Gregory Wilson 411 any object is chosen, any person is phoned and names the random object The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Gregory Wilson) 277
Paul Harris Perfect-Ten Paper Clip Paradox puzzle with a complex layout of several object, e.g. paper clips The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 271
Theodore Annemann, Max Maven Magician's Choice one out of three objects Card College - Volume 2 440
Gerald Deutsch As Should You with two bills Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 7) 2671
John Luka Chromo Balls different colored balls, with color change beginningInspired by L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 93
Sam Schwartz Bottled penny and quarter in hand, hand-pocket sequence, chosen coin travels into miniature bottle, first marketed in 1964Related to The Fine Print (Issue 6) 151
Richard Osterlind Paroptic Psychometry I blindfolded, performer identifies objects Dynamic Mysteries 82
Richard Osterlind Paroptic Psychometry II blindfolded, performer identifies objects, different presentation Dynamic Mysteries 85
Karl Fulves Any Transpo any two small borrowed items are put in two different pockets and transpose The Fine Print (Issue 10) 315
Tony Bartolotta Third Sight seven random objects, one object touched, medium knows the object when list of object is called out Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 12
Ellis Stanyon To Discover the Respective Holders of Three Cards or Objects No. 33, similar to referenceRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 75
Milton Kort The Nomad Coins Three different coins fly from hand to hand, pocket to hand, hand to under cardInspired by Kort 183
David Regal Found $ Two in the hand, one in the pocket routine with crumpled bills, then turn into twenty dollar bills Close-Up & Personal 153
Ron Bauer Gadabout Coins Revisited Inspired by Gadabout Coins Revisited 1
Christian Scherer Der Glücklose Würfelspieler - Eine Dice-Stacking Routine four phases
1. three in the hands one in the pocket
2. dice stacking and traveling of dice from hand to under cup
3. spectator has to guess where the red die is and loses
4. jumbo die production
Der glücklose Würfelspieler 16
Karl Fulves Bell Ringer twelve objects arranged in square, spirit bell chosen and it rings Hex Squared 114
David Berglas Magician's Choice several spectator put objects on the table, two are selected and they match the predictions The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 79
David Regal Battery Power two in the hands... with climax Constant Fooling 1 190
Wayne Dobson Invisible Lie Detector five cards with items on them, one remembered by spectator, item divined and shown in hand, second repeat phase with different method Dobson's Choice 8
Unknown Conjuror's Choice Procedure three items Card College - Volume 5 1126
Karl Fulves Clocking with Objects objects with names that have a certain number of letters in a box, removed object identified by counting letters of others Clockwork 31
Jack Avis Three Pellet Routine "Two in Hand, One in Pocket" Rara Avis 211
Stewart James A Match for Gravity Bar bet, looping pendulum, heavy expensive object tied on a string is dropped, but the string loops around a pencil just before object fall on floorAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Sep 1926
The Essential Stewart James 5
Oliver Meech I Spy Performer guesses which object spectator is thinking of by watching eye movements (use paperback book as impression device) The Plot Thickens 56
Sveroni Die Kunst der Ablenkung sponge balls routine, two in the hands element, color change of balls ... oder so! 28
Tom Stone Poltergeist idea in which something falls off the shelf without performer being present Vortex 76
Lewis Jones The Force counting force for 5 objects Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 149
Adam Rubin, Stewart James Gravity Unmatched article on Stewart James' "A Match for Gravity" Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 217
Bill Abbott Party Control random item is chosen and predictedInspired by
  • "Mind Control" (Bill Abbott, marketed)
House Party Magic! 11
Christian Scherer Die Kraft des Qi two in the hand one in the pocket with Baoding Balls, then a big ball appears just to vanish under a handkerchief Schlaglichter 60
Dr. Stanley Jaks Life - Wisdom - Death two in the hands one in the pocket with two miniature skulls and an owlAlso published here
  • "Life - Wisdom - Death" in "The Sphinx" September, 1951.
The Incredible Dr. Jaks 176
Joe Kahn, G Smile (微笑) Make a smile disappear of a smile face stress ball, appear on spectator's face Believe 68
Benjamin Earl Pocket Time Machine small item travels from hand to pocket, time travel presentation This is not a Box 27
Andy (The Jerx) Multiple Universe Selection Signed card transforms; presentation is about jumping between parallel universes, random objects in a plastic bag change The Jerx 237
John Hostler Tell Monte (Rescripted) five objects on table, ESP cards put in front and things moved around according to instructions, final item divined and predicted
- Impromptu Variation
Inspired by Magnum Opossum 89
Paul Vigil, Jimmy Fingers Free Will of Order three items, spectator decides how they are distributed to three locations, this is predicted, with credit information on the plotInspired by
  • "Free Will of Order" (Jimmy Fingers, 2006)
  • "Free Will" (Deddy Corbuzier & Paul Richards)
The Doors of Deception 27
Kieron Johnson The Anything Deck blank cards with random objects written on them, chosen object is produced, as concept The Time Traveller 66
Johnny Thompson Balls in the Net with credit information, Silent Mora, Ed Marlo, Oscar Pladek, David Roth
- Phase I
- Phase II: The Repeat
- Phase III: Pocket to the Hand
- Phase IV: Twice to Pocket
- Phase V: The Three Ball Vanish
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 147
Christian Scherer Die Vierte Dimension portal presentation for three ball routine / balls and net, with two in the hands elements Die Vierte Dimension 4