72 entries in Cup / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To make a pot or anie such thing standing fast on the cupboard, to fall downe thense by vertue of words stooge with thread
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown How to conveie (with words or charmes) the corne conteined in one box into an other previous box used to vanish grains, it reappears in bell type box that has grains behind leather separater that drops down when set hard on table (chop cup like)
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXI) 193
Unknown Boxes to change Graine box with false bottom and layer of grains glued on it, turned over for transformation or vanish, also appearance in bell type box
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 32
Unknown The Cone, or Skittle also "La quille", cone with shell changes place with ball under paper cone cover, also with larger cone and orange
1876 Modern Magic 360
Camill Bihler Der verschwundene Ring "Ein Gesellschaftsscherz"
cup upside down on table, borrowed finger ring wrapped in paper and put on bottom of cup and burned, ring is found underneath cup
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 172
Martignoni Martignoni's Billardspiel I. Ausführung
routine with ball and cup, shell
Related to Feb. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 25
Carl Willmann Der magische Becher cup filled with grains or something, vanishes or changes into silk, Boston box principle
Apr. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 53
Carl Willmann Willmann's magische Kaffeetasse coffee poured in cup on saucer transforms into confetti or something else
Related to July 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 7) 104
Tom Sellers Silks From Confetti confetti in cups transform into ribbons
1941 Condensed Conjuring 4
Unknown Vanishing Coffee Steam steam suddenly stops
1941 After the Dessert 12
Walter B. Gibson Confetti of Cathay three cups, one filled with confetti, confetti vanishes and travels to another, published under Hee Foo You
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 35
Edward Marlo Foo Dice Cup cup for switching dice
1943 Shoot the Works 24
T.J. Crawford Under the Pan four balls travel from under four plastic pans under one
1945 My Best 200
Dr. William Weyeneth Der Austausch-Becher cup with slit to steal billet, followed by french translation "Le gobelet magique"
Sep. 1945 La Baguette Magique (Issue 5) 5
Harlan Tarbell An Empty Cup Fills with Milk with two cups
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 196
Harlan Tarbell Milk Multiplication with cups
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 196
Harlan Tarbell Multiplying Corn Flakes and Milk rice bowls variation with cups
Related to 1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 197
Harlan Tarbell An Emergency Servante
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 197
U. F. Grant Lilly - Levi knife in paper cup, knife is held and cup remains suspended
Related to 1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 231
The Amazing Maurice ESP Tumblers chip is placed under any cup, performer divines where
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 18
U. F. Grant Infallible Prediction ping pong ball is placed under one of three cups, different colors, prediction
Variations 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 405
Karl Fulves Infallible Prediction Variation golf ball placed in one of three cups, prediction in form of a second ball in chosen cup
Inspired byRelated to 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 395/396) 408
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideas
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 416
Milton Kort Paul Fox Coin Cups Routine coins penetrate cup and hand, then cup penetrates and coins remain
1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 495
Al Koran Note Under Cup bill put under one of three cups, performer know which one
Variations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 127
Horace E. Bennett, Larry Jennings Cup Loading Move with a handkerchief
Related to 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 119
Gene Nielsen Coffee to Go filled coffee cup through table under napkin
1971 Magick (Issue 17) 83
George Johnstone Coffee Float! floating coffee cup
1972 Magick (Issue 58) 288
Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay, Bob Ostin Off the Handle
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 234
Karrell Fox Cup and Saucery gag in which the cup on a saucer almost drops on spectator but is held in place with a finger through the handle
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 199
Gene Nielsen Menta-Coin coin in one of four cups is moved in steps
1977 Magick (Issue 192) 958
Gene Nielsen, Bascom Jones Psi-Cup '3' question written on paper and hidden under one of three cups, question is answered and paper located
1977 Magick (Issue 194) 968
Bill Coomer Stay Up coffee cup clings to hand
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 9) 1154
Francis Carlyle "Proposition" Bet exploiting optical illusion of cup design
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 115
Paul Swinford, Bob Hummer Silver and Gold various parity effects (six routines) inspired by Bob Hummer's work with numbered chips and small metal cups
1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 17
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Mathematical 3 Card Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill
Variations 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 35
Bob Hummer, Al Koran 3-Cup Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 60
Bob Hummer Hummer's Mathematical Shell Game with four cups or four shells and two dice
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 78
Karl Fulves The Old 4-Shell Game different bills under four styrofoam coffee cups
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 80
Jack Kent Tillar Mental Monte bill put under one of three cups, performer know which one
Inspired by 1980 Magick (Issue 260) 1297
Unknown Confetti Cup water poured into cup changes into confetti, different models
1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 69
Roy Baker "Stuck-Kup" Gag, cup is seemingly stuck on saucer
1983 Baker's Capers 9
Roy Baker "Catch the Cup" Gag, pretend to throw cup at spectator shouting "CATCH" when actually throw napkin
1983 Baker's Capers 10
Doug Edwards Undertown liquid penetrates inside cup of two nested paper cups
Sep. 1988 Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 9) 1541
Jim Kleefeld Put a Lid on It plastic drink lid, bumps on lid depress one by one
1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 2) 11
Karl Fulves The Cheshire Cat chips and cups are used for game in which performer has better chances
1991 Swindle & Cheat 20
Marián Jedlicka Magischer Pingpong-Ball ball penetrates to inside upside down cup when put into paper tube above it
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2) 51
Karl Fulves Shocked hidden joy buzzer under metal cup, as burglar alarm when spectator takes out a coin
Related to 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 52
Paul Harris McGimmick mcdonald's shake is lifted by sticking only one finger in it
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 49
Goutam Guha The Flying Ring ring travels from under a cup to under another cup
Related to 1996 Tricks with the Jardine Ellis Ring 23
Karl Fulves Insto Transpo "Methods?"
rope through cup's handle, finger ring dropped in cup, now cup drops and ring is on rope instead, posed as problem
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 3) 54
Bob Driebeek Sag immer and der richtigen Stelle "Halt!" two dice under two cups, spectator and performer roll the same number, cleverly gaffed cups
1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 15
Tom Osborne Der Zucker-Trick cup covered with saucer, sugar put on saucer, covered with napkin, sugar penetrates saucer
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 3) 106
Milton Kort, Don Nielsen Precognitive Cups & Balls Predict color of ball chosen, prediction in one of three cups
Also published here 1999 Kort 335
Martin Gardner Suspend A Cup "Two Floating Cup Ideas"
plastic cup clings to hand
Inspired by
  • suspended tumbler in Hatton & Plate's "Magician's Tricks" (1919)
1999 Underworld (Issue 10) 134
Martin Gardner Cheap Zombie "Two Floating Cup Ideas"
styrofoam cup floats between hands, hole in back
Variations 1999 Underworld (Issue 10) 134
Karl Fulves Mathematical 3-Cup Monte idea with three styrofoam cups
Inspired by 1999 Underworld (Issue 10) 135
Karl Fulves Flip Your Lid "Unsolved Mysteries"
lid of styrofoam cup flips up and down by itself, answers questions, posed as a problem
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 331
Unknown, Bob Friedhoffer Cup Con two nested plastic cups, problem is to separate them without touching, different presentations
1999 Charlatan (Issue 1) 1
Martin Gardner Pencil Magnet pencil in paper cup, pencil is held and cup remains suspended
Related to 2000 Discoverie (Issue 3) 39
David Berglas Predicting the F.A. Cup Final written prediction of football game in trophy cup
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 113
Andrew Mayne Cup-O-Joe-Mama cup of coffee produced from paper bag, mug
2003 Mayhem 6
Bill Jacobs Penny Pincher thumb and finger hold cup and move in seemingly impossible way around the cup, posed as a problem
2004 Charlatan (Issue 8) 93
Bob Ostin, Dick Simonds, Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay Off the Handle ribbon penetrates handle of cup
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 27
Sol Stone Abracadaver cork from wine bottle stand up under cup
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 43
Patrick Page Cord-A-Cup handle of coffee cup is threaded on rope, cup penetrates rope, with normal cup
Inspired byVariations 2011 Magic Page by Page 224
Áriston, Germán Debat, Adriano Zanetti Las Tres Tazas with three cups, variation using Memoized Deck
  • Con La Baraja En Mnemonica
2017 Hojas Sueltas 197
Christian Scherer Entfesselt handle of coffee cup is threaded on rope, cup penetrates rope behind back, with normal cup
Inspired byRelated to 2018 Entfesselt 3
Christian Scherer Version 2 different handling of "Entfesselt"
2018 Entfesselt 10
Scott Robinson Da Vinci Coins mug with Chinese symbol drawn on it, three half dollars change into Chinese coins and are dropped into mug, symbol is erased from mug and coins change back to half dollars
2018 Pure Imagination 228
Unknown Coin transfer from right hand to left hand beneath cup, also see p. 158 (done with deck)
2018 Pure Imagination 302
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay Nobody Trusts Magicians monte game with three cups, one of which has water in it, water vanishes after several comedy phases, slush powder
2020 Parlour Tricks 239