97 entries in Pocket Techniques / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Professor Hoffmann The Magician's Dress
  • Profondes
  • Pochettes
  • "Loading" Pockets
1876 Modern Magic 8
Unknown Double Breast Pocket
1897 New Era Card Tricks 65
Unknown The Improved Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket, featuring detachable inside pocket, also with selections and no card index
1897 New Era Card Tricks 66
Unknown Die Schosstaschen des Fracks pockets in tails
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 26
Carl Willmann Willmann's Hosenbein-Servante servante/pocket that can be hooked to back or side of trousers
Dec. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 12) 189
Unknown Die Kartentasche "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
secret pockets on back of trouser
May 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 5) 68
Unknown The Coat secret pockets
1903 Later Magic 2
Unknown The Vest secret pockets
1903 Later Magic 4
Unknown The Trousers secret pockets
1903 Later Magic 5
Unknown Removable Pochettes pocket hooked to back of trouser leg
1903 Later Magic 6
Unknown The Shirt-Cuffs secret pockets in cuffs that open when shirt cuffs are removed
1903 Later Magic 8
James J. Moren Inside Pocket Bluff item removed from vest pocket, looks like inside pocket
Related to 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 67
Unknown Inside Pocket Bluff item removed from vest pocket, looks like inside pocket
Related to 1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 21
Tom Sellers A Vanishing Wand secret pocket ditch
1927 Tricks That Work 8
Unknown Showing Trouser Pocket Empty
1938 Greater Magic 255
Unknown A Novel Vanish of a Silk using spectator's lapel as servante
1938 Greater Magic 585
Unknown The Cuff Servante sleeve cuff servante for billiard ball
1938 Greater Magic 629
Unknown Showing Trouser Pocket Empty
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 346
William S. Houghton Sleeve Billet Holdout billet temporarily left in folds of sleeve when pulling up sleeve
1943 The Magic 36 20
Laurie Ireland Double Trouser Pockets for Magic
1944 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 32
Unknown Psychological Pocket Subtlety strategy of removing items from pocket at outset to imply it is now empty
1944 The Art of Illusion 80
Unknown The Sleeve Pocket
1952 Modern Coin Magic 112
Unknown Top of the Pocket Dodge showing trouser pocket empty
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 126
Ken De Courcy Calling All Cards deck shuffled and put in trouser pockets, any card called for produced, then any non-playing card (birthday card, membership card, score card, ...) called for à la Arthur Lloyd, with gags and card castle finale
1964 Calling All Cards 2
Flip Hallema Fl!pstick wand appears and vanishes, then it changes to tube and back, wand is found inside the tube
Related to 1972 Fl!p Qu!k Tr!k Str!p 1
Scotty York Ditching a Coin in Shirt while throwing coin in the other hand, coin is ditched
1975 Lecture 43
Joel Moskowitz Tyriffic secret pocket in tie
Aug. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1039
Bob Driebeek Der sichtbare Topit slit in tie
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, Sep. 1974
Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 29
Slydini Leave and Take on ditching items when picking up something else
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 30
David Berglas Pocketing for ditching and switching objects, general remarks
Also published here 1976 David Berglas Lecture 13
Patrick Page The Cards to Pocket twelve cards, with six card repeat element
1976 The Big Book of Magic 89
Karl Fulves Invisible Pockets two coins pressed to shirt with both hands, coin travels across, then coin vanishes ("playing the shirt", coin tossed into shirt)
Related to 1977 The Magic Book 85
Slydini Hank Gag handkerchief pulled out of non-existant breast pocket
Variations 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1179
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) 60
Bill Wisch Using the elbow as a servante
  • Loading the Elbow Crease
  • Acquitment of the object
Related to 1979 Wisches 13
Ken Brooke Pocket Gimmick fake inside pocket which swings to back of the body
1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 146
Ron MacMillan Dip Pockets similar to Robert-Houdin's "Pochettes"
1981 Modern Art Of Coin Manipulation 72
Unknown Coin Vanish to outer breast pocket
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 8
Curtis Kam In the Side Pocket
1982 All the World's a Stage 52
John Cornelius The Incredible Crawling Pocket pocket is pulled inside-out and crawl back in on itself
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30) 307
Karl Fulves Getaway III "playing the shirt" with coin under cover of bill
Related to 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 4) 68
Unknown Showing Trouser Pocket Empty
1985 ca. Francis Carlyle Lecture Notes 1
John Cornelius The Better Pocket changing pockets of jacket for card loading and other things
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 3) 17
Fred Kaps The Tie-Topit slit in striped tie design
1986 It's So Simple 14
Fred Kaps Secret Pockets
1986 It's So Simple 14
John Cornelius An Inside Out deck of cards is produced in pocket, which was shown empty, two methods
1988 Creative Secrets No. 1 4
Ken Krenzel The Finger Servante impromptu holdout/profonde pocket for stand-up
1990 Close-up Impact! 163
Alexander de Cova Tube for Ring from inside pocket to bottom of jacket, closing mechanism by Weber
Related to 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 5
Alexander de Cova Tube for Ring from inside pocket to bottom of jacket
Also published here 1991 Das Alexander de Cova Seminar 14
Alexander de Cova, Michael Weber Tube for Ring from inside pocket to bottom of jacket, closing mechanism by Weber
Also published here 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 62
David Berglas Das in-die-Tasche-Stecken for ditching and switching objects, general remarks
Also published here 1992 Baden Baden Lecture Notes 13
Michael Close No Sleeves, No Topit clean vanish of salt shaker or similar object, necktie vanisher
Related to 1994 A Workers Series Sampler 10
Alexander de Cova In die Hose gegangen... connection tube of both trouser pockets
  • Die Hose
  • Ihre Ehefrau (Freundin)
  • Die Taschenpräparation
  • EiN Tip
  • Der Schlauch
  • Noch ein Tip
  • Das Anziehen der Hose
  • Anwendungen
  • "Das Konzept"
Also published here 1995 Mini-Seminar 1995 3
Unknown Showing Trouser Pocket Empty
1996 Miracle Material 31
Alexander de Cova Frack, Weste und noch viel mehr... clothing for stage manipulation
  • "Neuralgische" Punkte im Frack
  • Paddings
  • Das Topit
  • Das Nackenband
1998 Secrets No. 2 52
Baltazar Fuentes Pocket Coin Divider coin holder and pocket divider
1999 Arempi II 35
Richard Kaufman, Max Malini A Brief Note on the Vest as a Servante on Max Malini's use
Nov. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11) 23
Unknown Hosentasche double trouser pocket to show it empty
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2) 68
Simon Lovell Pocket Management
2000 Son of Simon Says! 8
Karl Fulves Pocket Gaff using a jacket hanging on a chair next to the dealer as servante
2000 Charlatan (Issue 3) 34
John Cornelius Hanky apparently showing trouser pocket empty by turning it inside out
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 89
Ross Bertram Tie One On coin hold-out in bow tie
Mar. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3) 65
Robert Cassidy The Cargo Switch pochete pockets in trousers
"Hosenbein-Servante", little pocket on the back of the leg, various uses
Related to 2004 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy 179
Steve Draun Pocket Change Bag showing pocket empty
2005 Ackerman 2004 24
Christoph Borer Brusttasche (Jacke und Hemd) three ways to use the breast pocket to vanish / ditch coins and objects and a way to produce an object from the breast pocket
2006 Compilation 162
Christoph Borer Innere Jackentasche using the inner jacket pocket to ditch / steal objects
2006 Compilation 164
Christoph Borer Äussere Jackentasche using the outer jacket pocket to ditch objects
2006 Compilation 164
Christoph Borer Vorderer Hosentasche ways to vanish objects in trouser pocket and to show it empty
Related to 2006 Compilation 166
Christoph Borer Hintere Hosentasche on using back trouser pocket to produce objects
2006 Compilation 169
Christoph Borer Hemdöffnung using space of shirt between buttons for producing / vanishing objects
2006 Compilation 171
Christoph Borer Kragen using the collar to produce / vanish objects
2006 Compilation 172
Unknown Breast Pocket Vanish
2006 Compilation 172
Alan Wakeling New York cocktail shaker appears from silk, four stacked glasses appear from silk, four different drinks are poured from shaker, long pocket
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 82
John Carney Breast-Pocket Ploy breast pocket stays open, is divided into two compartments
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue June 29) 194
Steve Draun The Empty Pocket showing trouser pocket empty
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue July 7) 202
Joachim Wolf Going to the Pocket tip
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Dec 24) 383
Alexander de Cova Ein Schlauch in der Hose connection tube of both trouser pockets
Also published here 2011 Seminar-Leviten 2
Max Malini, Patrick Page A La Malini dumping object in pocket while pulling on the sleeve
Related to 2011 Magic Page by Page 135
Wolfgang Moser Taschenspielereien "Hosenbein-Servante", little pocket on the back of the leg, various uses
Related to 2011 Kreationen 28
Ken Brooke Fake Inside Pocket attached inside pocket that pendulums back when loosened
Also published here June 2014 New Avantgarde Magic (Issue 19) 655
Ricky Smith The Art of Using the Coat as a Servante when sitting, also without table
2015 Nothing as it Seems 35
Ken Brooke Fake Inside Pocket attached inside pocket that pendulums back when loosened
Also published here 2015 Burners — Vol. 1 19
Alexander de Cova Pocket Divider
2015 Burners — Vol. 3 238
Roberto Giobbi Modern Magic From the Modern Conjurer? illustrations of old secret pockets from Hoffman's "Later Magic"
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 20) 363
Tom Stone The Pocket Problem
  • Lodestones
on different type of alternative pockets and servantes, mostly for female performers
  • Out in the Wilderness
  • Suburb Satchel
  • Osmosis (shoulder bag with opening to load cups or other things)
  • A Germain Observation (servante in cloth)
  • Chasing Tail
  • Share the Wealth
Apr. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 4) 52
Paul Vigil Prepare to Enter setting up for the act
  • Paraphernalia
  • Main Deck Setup
  • Pocket Management
2017 The Doors of Deception 1
Danny Dew Breast Pocket Servante kept open with plastic cup section
Related to 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 19
Johnny Thompson Pockets and Principles
  • The Jacket
  • The Pockets
  • Pocket Locations
  • The Dove Bag
  • The Silk Shroud
  • The Silks
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 215
Dani DaOrtiz, Javier Natera Using a Waist-Pouch
2018 Card in Bottle 23
Iñaki Zabaletta The 'No Way' Bottle Production Aparición Impossible de una Botella, under handkerchief
2019 ¿Quién es Iñaki Zabaletta? 133
Andi Gladwin Opened Pocket Lining to be able to reach into lining instead of outside pocket
2020 The Boy Who Cried Magic 222
Roberto Mansilla The Color Changing Handkerchief
  • Artifices
"(The Pocket as a Topit)", breast pocket ditch
Feb. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2) 70
Michael Rubinstein Pocket Management Pocket Manager dividers made from playing cards
  • Using Cloth
  • Using a Playing Card
2020 Rubinstein Coin Magic 82
Michael Rubinstein Pocket Ditch
2020 Rubinstein Coin Magic 205
Bill Wisch The Elbow Servante
  • Loading the Elbow Crease
  • Recovery
Related toAlso published here
  • "An Arm Servante Technique" (Bill Wisch, MUM, Mar. 1982)
2020 Rubinstein Coin Magic 448
Max Malini Cross-Body Pocket Ditch as a complete coin vanish
Related to 2022 Max Malini 110
Max Malini Handkerchief Pocket Ditch a palmed item is ditched as handkerchief is shown from both sides
2022 Max Malini 111