159 entries in Bill / Miscellaneous
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Charles Rosenthal Money Mentalism money is put in envelope, medium names denomination, code
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 123
Theodore Annemann, Charles Peet A Mentalist with Money marked bill is divined among others and its number as well
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 168
Laurie Ireland Cups and Dollar Bills with rolled up bills
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 6
Unknown A Good Wrinkle for Rolling Bills method for a tight roll for insertion into lemon etc.
Greater Magic 774
Charlie Miller My Cups and Bills three coffee cups and rolled up bills
Also published here Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 12) 2
Walter B. Gibson Mind Over Money memorizing the serial number of a bill and other ideas about quickly memorizing things on a bill
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Walter B. Gibson, Danny Morris Gaglet Department
  • card coding with name badges (Gibson)
  • card in balloon gag (Morris)
  • cut and restored tie performance at army shows without a stooge (Morris)
  • bar bet, naming three numbers of a serial number on a bill
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 38
Bruce Elliott The Back Room bar bet with a coin, gag with a bill (Al Cohn), on semantics, exposure, George Karger, Keith Clark and Bill Larsen
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 68
Wilbur T. Kattner Tricklet stamps are produced from a rolled up bill
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Unknown Bar Bet letting bill fall and spectator has to catch it
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 35) 146
Jean Hugard Cups and Bills with rolled up bills and cups, three final loads
Related to Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 17
Unknown A Dollar makes a "Break" bill to coins, bill breaks pencil (outstreched finger)
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 127
Unknown Sign-A-Bill gag, bills bound into check book
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 135
Unknown A Roll of Bills gag, several bills are glued together at short end and rolled up
Related toAlso published here Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 136
Ronald B. Edwards Multifly coin tray with glued bills for close up
Variations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 86) 349
Hen Fetsch Tearing the Corner From Two Bills making identical corners with two bills
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 172) 690
Sidney Mayer Dollar Bill Stunt water poured in bill tube turns green
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 35
Unknown Tender and Private gag, folding a Dollar bill to form other words
Over the Coffee Cups 4
Unknown Strike Match on Bill igniting match with Dollar bill
Over the Coffee Cups 4
Unknown Vanishing Creamer creamer vanishes from tube formed with a bill
Over the Coffee Cups 4
Unknown Mushroom, Key, and States folding Dollar bill to make picture of a mushroom
Over the Coffee Cups 6
Dorny Valuable Paper Wad bill is folded to white little packet, curiosity
Over the Coffee Cups 6
Unknown Indestructible Bill bill soaked in whiskey burns without damage
Over the Coffee Cups 6
Unknown Catching the Check catching check / bill between fingers
Over the Coffee Cups 29
Ed Mishell Mishell's Move hidden bill packet is transferred from one hand to the other behind second bill
Related to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 196) 782
Al Baker Fun with the Money-Making Machine ideas for this prop
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 429
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
Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 27
Evans Morgan Paying the Check tearing a bill from a check book. gag
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 34
Gershon Legman Lotus and Bow-Tie bill folded to bow-tie and Lotus
Also published here The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 251) 1003
Paul Curry Fourth Dimensional Turning idea for S.S. Adams money printing machine, performer and spectator write names on both sides of a paper, when put in machine paper turns inside out and back
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 252) 1009
Miles E. Hess A Spectacular Check Book check book with dollar bills, miniature bill is removed, gag
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 18
Roy Benson Dollar Poof flash bill gag
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 24
Bill Bowman Clipped clipped, two paperclips on folded bill link, see p. 56 for variation with three clips
Related toVariationsAlso published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 310) 38
Karrell Fox They're All Aces - Take a Card any card ideas and gags
  • Old Money (bill with beard)
  • Bedroom Eyes (beds on glasses)
  • Genii Weenie (hot dog from Aladin lamp)
  • Bounced (rubber check joke)
  • Candelabra (original way to light three matches on a matchbook)
  • Nose Nonsense (spoon on nose gag)
  • Fan Fun (fan gag)
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 42
Duane Duvall Paper Clip Progression Clipped variation wit two, three an four paper clips
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 319) 84
Harlan Tarbell 2 - Here's Your Change 5$ bill in envelope changes to single dollar bills, using Phantom Sticker
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 135
Stewart Judah, George Karger, Al O'Hagan, Jesse J. Langston Jr., G. E. Emme, Stewart James, Paul Curry, Ronald B. Edwards Clipped Again more ideas and tips for Bowman's Clipped
Inspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 324) 105
Stewart James The Corsican Silks clipped variation, handkerchiefs attached to paper clips
Inspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 324) 105
Bill Bowman Pop-Off clipped, two paperclips on folded bill link
Variations The Best in Magic 3
Gene Kirk C Note Gag pipe on bill, playing a note, gag
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 40
Tony Corinda (8) Evidence bill in one of five envelopes is found by blindfolded performer
Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 154
Carl Ballantine Ballantine's Silver Dollar aluminium foil on bill becomes coin
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 217
Bill Hendricks George Washington's Card Trick prediction on bill
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 38
Dr. Spencer Thornton Serial Number Duplication preparing bills, so they have the same serial number
More Miracles in Mentalism 12
Lane Bateman Counterfeiter's Dream routine for Money Printing Machine
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 13
The Amazing Maurice Mental Currency one of four bills is put in an envelope, performer divines which, olfactory method
Still More Miracles in Mentalism 17
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Notes ideas for Mental Curency
Still More Miracles in Mentalism 17
Jack Ketch Magic from Oz paper tree with bills, gag
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 372) 317
Si Weigan Half and Half dollar bill is rolled in a tube and half dollar is produced, half of bill is missing
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 425
W. Mason Bet-A-Bill betting game, the last digit of which bill is highest
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 387
Doc Boston Overdrawn spectator grabs a hand full of bills out of hat, performer knows number of bills
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 31
Alex Elmsley, Larry West The Elmsley Count with dollar bills, including variation "The Modified Count"
Close-up Cavalcade 144
Morty Rudnick Impromptu Mis-Indexed Bill ten-dollar bill with hundred-dollar index
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 628
Amedeo Vacca Five to One spectator has crumpled one and five dollar bills, one in each hand, spectator divines where the five dollar bill is, then they transpose
Amedeo's Continental Magic 91
Unknown A Balancing Trick balancing a glass on a bill
Tricks with Paper 48
Peter Kane Serial Number Tip how to get two bills with the same serial number
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 63
Bob Read Business For The Roll Of Notes gag
Related to Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 7) 81
Faucett Ross Manipulation with Banknotes The Ross Routine, bill manipulation
Magic With Faucett Ross 88
Unknown Billete Volador gag, bill on reel
Magia en el Bar 113
Unknown El Rolle de Billetes gag, several bills are glued together at short end and rolled up
Also published here Magia en el Bar 119
Karl Fulves Workshop (2) paper discs punched out of bill change to coins, posed as a problem
Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
Paul Rylander Psi Traveler bills in envelopes, performer finds only envelope containing foreign currency
Related to The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 154) 769
Harry Lorayne The Larger the Bill spectator reverses one of four bills and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one, with optional serial reading
Inspired by The Magic Book 231
Bill Bowman Flying Clipper clipped, two paperclips on folded bill link
Also published here The Magic Book 47
Karl Fulves (A) In God appearing writing on a bill, exploiting 1950 misprint
Interlocutor (Issue 24) 93
Karrell Fox "Musical Money" Bit bill folded once and blowed through, whistle sound
Another Book 69
Karrell Fox Karrell's Komical Kurrency Kollection gags with bills, with adaption to English bills
Also published here
  • "Karrell's Korny Bill Collection" in "Fox-Tales" column of TOPS
Another Book 71
Val Andrews Publisher's Note more gags and bits of business with bills
  • Just What I've Aways Wanted!
  • "Gift-Wrapped"
  • "Happy Birthday"
  • "Loaded!"
  • Money to Burn
  • Misers Dream Climax
  • Half-a-Note
  • "That's It"
  • No Money in Cards?
  • Genuine Morroco!
  • Patter Lines for "Comedy with Cash"
Another Book 75
Ian Adair Bill Gags more gags and bits of business with bills
  • Holey Money
  • Try and Catch Me...Note
  • Tissue Notes
  • Going Places
  • Irish Fake Note
  • Genuine Note
  • Another Note
  • Burnt Note
  • Breeding Note!
  • Acrobatic Note
  • Budding Pound Note
  • I Money
  • Anti Royalist
  • Heavy Spender
  • Pools Money
  • Money Talks
Another Book 78
Unknown The Clips That Join configuration with bill, paper clips and rubber band, bill pulled and other things linked
Elastrix 29
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 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
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 60
Karl Fulves Digital Dollars over the phone game, to win highest value bill
Related toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 68
Karl Fulves Murder in a Matchbox three match boxes, performer's back is turned and a small gun, a bill and a die are put in boxes, performer knows which object is where and what side is on top of the die
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
John Fealey Po£o gag at store, bill is found inside Polo Mints / Lifesaver
The Talon (Issue 6) 79
Terri Rogers, Unknown ...Afternoon Mint gag, removing ink from a bill
Babel (Issue 1) 24
Steve Beam Big Bucks gag with fake bill
Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 38
Karl Fulves Notes For A Dollar doing false counts with bill between cards and other uses for bills
Related to Six Impromptu Card Tricks 27
Unknown Washington's Moods visual gag with head on dollar bills
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 730
Unknown Dollar-Bill Poker No. 5, apparently serial number is remembered, missing digit named, addition
Related to Self-Working Number Magic 6
Karl Fulves Dollars and Dice No. 27, serial number of bill, dice rolled, performer instantly adjusts serial number so it is divisible by other number
Self-Working Number Magic 44
Unknown A Dollar You Can't No. 75, bet concerning the serial number of the bill
Self-Working Number Magic 99
Unknown A Dollar I Can No. 76, bet concerning the serial number of the bill
Self-Working Number Magic 99
Unknown Serial Secret No. 88, how to really memorize the serial number of a bill quickly
Related to Self-Working Number Magic 115
Mike Bornstein Sans Thumbtip bill rolled into tube, salt poured in it, doesn't come out at the bottom
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 946
Mike Bornstein The Hydrostatic Dollar Bill rolled bill is filled with salt, turned over and salt remains inside, gaffed bill
More Money Magic of Mike Bornstein 5
Mike Bornstein The Photostatic Dollar Bill copying a part of a bill on a blank card
More Money Magic of Mike Bornstein 15
Thomas Alan Waters Cashseer box with rolls of bills, amount of bills is secretly removed and divined by performer, other variations:
  • Poison (with small liquid bottles)
  • Mr. Ree (murder mystery, clue)
  • Essencery Perception (with five vials of perfume)
  • ReMarkerable (color match)
Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 553
Roy Miller Dollar Duo Digits dollar bill is selected among eighteen bills, same last two digits of the serial number as the prediction bill
Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 128
Roger Klause Bill, Book, and Candle bill is accidentaly set on fire, prelude to bill traveling effect, two handlings
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36) 352
Karl Fulves Paper Magic magic with bills, chapter intro
Self-Working Paper Magic 21
Unknown The Dollar-Bill Ring No. 17, folding a finger ring out of a dollar bill
Self-Working Paper Magic 35
Martin Gardner Dollar Bill Game game/puzzle about auctioning off a dollar bill
Also published here
  • Metamagical Themas (Douglas Hofstadter)
S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 1) 20
Karl Fulves Anagrams with words on dollar bills
S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 2) 33
Karl Fulves How Many Eyes? "Penny Papers", on a dollar bill
S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 3) 54
Karl Fulves How Many People? "Penny Papers", on a Ten Dollar Bill
S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 3) 54
Karl Fulves Lincoln Up "Penny Papers", sucker bet of which side a bill with land
S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 4) 71
Karl Fulves Dates "Penny Papers", puzzle question about date on a bill
S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 104
Karl Fulves Snow "Penny Papers", puzzle question about phrase on a bill, anagram
S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 104
Karl Fulves Key & Scale "Penny Papers", bet questions on design of dollar bill
S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 7) 123
Mike Bornstein Bill Stretch
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 1290
Edward Marlo The Money Sandwich using envelope out of bills
Related to Thirty Five Years Later 34
Bruce Cervon Unwind usfull Billfold for Coin Effects
The Cervon File 123
Ken Kuroki Counterfeit when bill is held against light, shadow of card index shines through
New Magic Of Japan 53
Daryl Martinez Borrowed Bill Book Test serial number on bill is used to select word in book, prediction
Daryl does Den Haag 14
Mike Bornstein The Little Bit of Rubbing Image of Bill is rubbed on blank Card
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 9) 1686
Karl Fulves Shake Out two $5 bills and two $1 bills alternated, they separate, repeat, oil & water
Money Moves 33
Unknown Reflexes No. 26, bill dropped through fingers, cannot be caught
Self-Working Coin Magic 38
Unknown Dates No. 32, finding the year 1776 on a dollar bill
Self-Working Coin Magic 43
Unknown Snow No. 33, looking for anagram of "night snow" on dollar bill
Self-Working Coin Magic 43
Unknown Key and Scale No. 34, finding a key and a scale on a dollar bill
Self-Working Coin Magic 43
Unknown How Many Eyes? No. 39, "how many eyes on a dollar bill?", catch question
Self-Working Coin Magic 45
Unknown Betting Lincoln No. 40, trick question about tossing a bill up
Self-Working Coin Magic 46
Unknown How Many Ones? No. 44, "how many ones on every dollar bill?", puzzle
Self-Working Coin Magic 47
R. J. Cooper Balancing Act No. 46, balancing coin on bill
Self-Working Coin Magic 47
Ronald B. Edwards, Karl Fulves Moneyfly No. 63, coin travels into spectator's hand, using money tray made from bill
Inspired by Self-Working Coin Magic 78
Neal Elias Bild Folded Into Finger Ring
Life Savers 156
Karl Fulves Paper Hanger stack of bills is cut, game with top bills, performer has better chances
Swindle & Cheat 19
Steve Dusheck The Wallpapered Thumb Tip inside of thumb tip is lined with dollar bill for making silk vanish in rolled bill tube
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 29
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 5 thumb tack at tip of thumb tip to mark cards or paper
  • bill pierced behind back at certain position
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 48
Toshie Takahama Shirt Fold folding a shirt out of a bill
Profile (Issue 5) 11
John Graham Life-Saver Bill Tube clear Bill Tube
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2050
Unknown Wings gag with a dollar bill that is used like a phone
Related to Rigmarole (Issue 4) 40
Steve Dusheck The Pocket Bill utility bill gaff
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 4) 2489
Karl Fulves Funny Money
  • pulling the safety strip out of bill
  • where is the hexagon on the dollar bill?
  • number bet, serial number cubed is almost divisible by seven
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 2) 26
Howard Schwarzman Bill Strip observation about the metal strip in bills
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2638
Hiroyuki Sakai Green-Back Gone building on dollar bill appears and disappears
The Looking Glass (Issue 3) 103
Paul Harris Improv Nightshades glasses drawn on bill move
Related to The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue New Stuff) 31
Paul Harris Counterfeit Spectator printed signature on bill changes into spectator's name
The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 13
Fred Rohm Dollar Box origami figure
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 307
Peter Marshall, Gerald Deutsch One Plus One = Two two 1$ bills fuse to one 2$ bill
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 10) 2853
Karl Fulves Unclipped "Unsolved Mysteries"
reverse effect of "Clipped", posed as a problem
Inspired by The Fine Print (Issue 6) 148
Eugene Burger Water Suspension water is suspended in spectators bill
Mastering the Art of Magic 77
Karl Fulves Title Only - Genii In A Bill Tube "Problems"
title given without effect, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 78
Simon Lovell Imagiro bill folded (?) into animal behind back of performer
Son of Simon Says! 149
Robert E. Neale A Hair of the Dog bill folded into dog
  • Bonus Number One - Bob's Presentation
  • Bonus Number Two - Magic Doggie! (dog stands up by himself)
Son of Simon Says! 151
Ron Bauer Fanning Powder Notes with bills
Hornswoggled Again! 17
Ray Engle Seeing Grant ghost image appears on bill, using feature of new bills
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 190
Steve Beam Faking Serial Number with printer
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 216
Al Baker Eye-Witnesses three different disagree on the value of a bill
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 509
Jerry Andrus Bill Display Subtlety showing hands empty while hiding folded bill
Tricks 6
Karl Fulves Sight Deprived distinguishing One and Five dollar bills by touch, memory, presentational idea from Jinx #148, p. 826 (four remaining senses sharpen when one is missing)
Combo II 14
Karl Fulves While You Sleep gypsy con in which money is sealed in envelope and apparently will multiply
Prolix (Issue 2) 113
Karl Fulves Sort By Thought $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills, three each, order memorized by performer
Word Play 45
Stewart James Dollars and (6th) Sense Three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them (uses bills instead of coins)
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Oct 1971
The Essential Stewart James 159
Roberto Giobbi How to Memorize a Serial Number Entertainingly
Secret Agenda (Issue Feb 8) 46
Howard A. Adams Billeeve It Again eight-card packet and some bills, number coincidences with card values and bill values
Inspired by
  • "Billeeve It Or Not" (Howard A. Adams)
Prolix (Issue 8) 533
Dan Sperry Made in China Gag, "Made in China" watermark appears on a borrowed bill
Notes About Nothing 21
Patrick Page The Mini-Money Miracle rolled-up bill travels under cup, then stack of coin appears under cup
Magic Page by Page 251
Karl Fulves Bill Optics mathematical counting trick with bills, swindle patter, values determined apparently by feel
Prolix (Issue 10) 685
Karl Fulves Money Puzzle counting trick with cards on which money is printed on both side, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 10) 693
Colin McLeod Note to Self which hand routine using the last three digits of a bill to determine whether to put the bill into the left or the right hand
Divine 94
Bob Farmer Ten Bill Deal with ten bills, using their serial numbers
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 265
John Lovick President Handsome riddle/illogicality with bills in which money is spent but apparently everyone, including the spender, walks away with profit
Inspired by
  • "The Secret" (David Regal, Genii, June 2008)
  • "Borderline Case" (Maurice Fogel, In Search of the Sensational, 2007)
The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 77
Roberto Giobbi Betchas routining betachs and using real money
Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 9) 44
Andreas Rau, Christoph Borer Victor Lustig money printing machine with story about Victor Lustig selling the Eifel Tower
21 77
Andy (The Jerx) And Then There Were None Spectators' bills all have strange writing on them - combined together they form an ominous skull picture
The Jerx 147
Josh Janousky Billuminati magician can divine which Federal Reserve printed the bill despite bill being folded up
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2)) 140
Fritz Alkemade Moneyball bill travelling effect, end with bills fusing into a single bill of twice the value
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2)) 170