119 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Handkerchief that will not Burn passed through flame without harm
1876 237
Ring Dummy in Handkerchief improvement for glass vanish
1876 369
Das Taschentuch als Sonnenschirm handkerchief spins on a stick, stunt
May. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Fragekasten making fire-proof silks
Mar. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Carl Willmann Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)
Related toVariations Oct. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10)
Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)
Related toVariations July 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Tuch- und Papierschnitzelkunststück No. 41, silk pushed in paper cylinder, glass with paper pieces vanishes and reappears in paper cylinder, then silk in glass instead of paper
1899 114
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Romans Kartenfahne No. 47, three cards vanish from deck and reappear at flag/silk
1899 128
Richard Pannwitz Das Tuch mit sieben Zipfeln Ein Abend in der "Berliner Amateur-Vereinigung für magische Kunst"
seven-cornered handkerchief
Related to Apr. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Richard Pannwitz Das Tuch mit sieben Zipfeln continuation of description
Related to May 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5)
Charles T. Jordan A Handkerchief Hint foil in double handkerchief so it can be handled as bundle when balled up
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects)
Edward Bagshawe The Circle of Coincidence five different-colored silks are put in envelopes and attached to a star stand, five color cards are shuffled and matched up with the silks, tray to switch cards
1924 11
Edward Bagshawe A Tissue Paper Mystery number cards, one chosen, LIAR is seen on tissue paper, when turned over and AR removed, it reads 17 which is the chosen number
1924 47
Stuart Robson Mental Coloring Telepathy in Silk six handkerchiefs, one is selected, medium enters room and knows which one
1931 49
Lu Brent The Surprise Reverse Torn Card and Cigarette Trick card torn into pieces and placed into handkerchief. Later a piece is found in a cigarette, which matches the card which has magically restored in the handkerchief with a corner missing
1932 27
E. Leslie May A Handkerchief is Selected silks are put in unprepared bag and mixed, performer takes one out, force
1934 8
L. Vosburgh Lyons Prophecy Plus colored handkerchief and candle are chosen and predicted, see page 172 for improvement
June 1936
The Jinx (Issue 21)
Charles T. Jordan The Spectral Seamstress name of person is magically sewn on handkerchief
June 1936
The Jinx (Issue 21)
Edward Bagshawe The “Rapid Transit” Silks three silks vanish and reappear on the stand they came from, apparatus
1936 ca. 13
The Dancing Lady sight gag
1938 611
Silk Stains cleaning
1938 875
Jap Hank switching handkerchief
1939 18
Robert Parrish Silks of a Color Follow Each Other two orange and two blue silks put in paper bag
  • Part One: spectator removes a silk, its color mate appears outside, only other color remains in bag
  • Part Two: knotted silk vanishes from magician's hand and reappears in bag
  • Part Three: repeat with variation
1939 52
Oscar Weigle Silks Do As You Do three different colored silks for performer & spectator, spectator ties his silks in any order, performer predicted order with his silks
1939 56
Oscar Weigle, Robert Parrish A Routine with Silks
1939 62
E. D. Wolff Impromptu Change Bag folded napkin
Jan. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 76)
B. B. Low Card Vanish underneath Handkerchief dummy stick sewn in handkerchief
The Jinx (Issue 96)
A Comedy Interlude apparent production, thumb tip
1941/27 128
Torn Pieces Vanish From Handkerchief gaffed handkerchief and thumb palm
1941/27 280
Card Stamp secrets stamp to put imprint on handkerchief
1942 11
Hen Fetsch Transition holder for folded silk, clever
May 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 36)
Abril Lamarque Foiling the Gremlins gag when magic trick goes wrong, egg with silk inside bearing a message
May 1944
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Jean Hugard Silks how to twirl a handkerchief, for making knots etc.
June 1944 55
John Booth Instant Handkerchief Spread folding method for large silks
1945/27 365
Francis Carlyle One-Hand Silk Production with folding method
1945/27 368
Bruce Elliott Odds On spectator guesses picture in buddha papers, color of handkerchief in a bag, which card is reversed in the deck, and which number is written on a paper, in a locket
Jan. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 99)
Dr. Aaron Weiss A Silk Interlude silk with stripes, stripes turn directions, reel
July 1946 235
Hen Fetsch Undercover Soaft Soap idea, washing routine with panties and handkerchiefs
1946 22
Saucy and Lady making impromptu puppet of old lady with handkerchief and cigarette
1949 18
Bob Fisher Silk Production Stand seven handkerchiefs are produced, using a stand
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953)
Karrell Fox Celebrities pun
1954 31
Leonard Austin An Idea or Two idea for transforming a vacuum bottle case into a flag vase and for the Good Night Banner
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
Brian MacCarthy Hank Dropper coin dropped inside folded handkerchief can be stolen out
Also published here 1956 49
Brian MacCarthy Hank Dropper coin dropped inside folded handkerchief can be stolen out
Also published here Feb. 1956
The New Phoenix (Issue 336)
Bert Allerton The Rabbit handkerchief fold into a rabbit
Related to 1958 50
Oran Bailey Dent Trickities II more ideas
  • Scarf Tray (scarf on table to reduce mess of confetti etc.)
  • Portable Flash Pot Filament
  • Simplicity Card Box (to vanish or produce a card, Z-Fold)
  • Wallpaper Decoration
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959)
Charlie Miller Sun and Moon borrowed handkerchief, center sections transpose
Related to 1961 81
North Bigbee Ribbon Kno four different colored ribbons with safety pins, color is divined behind back and blindfolded
Sep. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 361)
Lee Wayne You, Too, Can Tie a Turban how to make a hindu turban
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
Eugene Gloye S&H Green Stamp Silk silk looks like stamp
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
Al Baker Silk Divination spectator touches silk while performer is out of the room, performer knows which one, assistant
May 1966 34
Georg Heubeck Pavel You Say! two spectators select one of three silks, predicted, with variation by Fulves
Inspired by
  • a silk prediction (Pavel, Abra #1107)
Oct. 1967 130
Bert Kalmar The Ghost gag with handkerchief
Also published here 1969 5
A Gag gag with handkerchief
Also published here 1969 6
Brian MacCarthy Handkerchief Fold things dropped inside can be stolen out
May 1970 336
Pavel The Ribbon Prediction three ribbons with different colors, selected color is predicted, with a letter file
1970 ca. 5
Jack Chanin TV Surprise coins and other things appear from silk
Variations 1972 167
Billy McComb The Seven-Cornered Hanky
Related to 1972 9
Arthur Setterington Pretty as a Picture picture formed with silks, produced from a Drawer Box
1972 16
Final Comico gag with handkerchief, to finish show
1973 109
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Telep-a-Bill handkerchief switch
Magick (Issue 81)
Patrick Page 7. An Impromptu Puppet with a handkerchief and rubber bands
Related to 1974 5
Another Double Handkerchief sewn in cardboard disc
1974 37
How to Make a Parachute
1974 56
Patrick Page Another Amusing Little Item gag for handkerchief with a hole
Also published here 1974 59
Jan Torell Torell Handkerchief Fold brief, small bundle to make it appear
1975 12
Jan Torell A Clip for a Silk holder
1975 12
Lady Valerie Mental Silks prediction of a color, handkerchief with knot
Magick (Issue 132)
Brian MacCarthy Handkerchief Fold as a change bag
1975 44
Karrell Fox Clip'nsnip Art rag picture, squares of felt cut and trimmed and arranged in some picture
1976 175
Karrell Fox "Sillysilk" Hats silks tied onto spectator's heads for colorful stage presence
1976 187
Harry Lorayne The Asbestos-Handkerchief Routine cigarette does not burn handkerchief with coin in it, then cigarette through handkerchief with paper cover
1977 252
Tan Hock Chuan Line of Silks Spectator calls out order of colors for three silks, magicians pulls out three silks tied in that order
1977 21
David Hoy, Tom Craven Psi-Handkerchief five different colored handkerchiefs in five glasses, prediction of one color
Magick (Issue 226)
Silk Chain Prediction
1980 51
El Duco Visible Transfer white and red plastic rings are put into bags with silks with same colors, rings change places behind back
1980 13
Hocus Pocus Puppet No. 33, hand puppet from handkerchief
1981 42
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Comedy Vanish No. 70, pencil under handkerchief vanishes and appears in mouth
1981 84
Brian MacCarthy, J. W. Sarles The MacCarthy Hank Fold No. 72, marked coin among several coins in handkerchief penetrates fabric
1981 86
Invisible Ink No. 93, pen vanishes under handkerchief
1981 117
Thomas Alan Waters Backhand switching an object behind a cloth, fake third hand
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
Hen Fetsch Die drei Farben many different-colored silk, performer drops all except three that make up the flag chosen from countries on some cards
Oct. 1982
Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3)
Hen Fetsch Die gehorsamen Tücher three different-colored silks, spectators choose an order for those colors and the silks come out of a bag knotted into this order
Oct. 1982
Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3)
John Ferrentino Revenge of the 20 Foot Silk Worm spectacle with vanishing silk, in the end reappears on the end of long spring silk worm
1983 130
Brian MacCarthy Hank Dropper without credit, different ideas
1983 19
The Flame Thru the Hanky flame of lighter is moved around handkerchief, no harm
1984 6
Jan Torell Aufrollen eines Tuches handkerchief fold, brief, small bundle to make it appear
1984 33
Karl Fulves Helium glass covered with silk, pen or other items pushed in glass with silk shoot out again
Also published here 1987 2
Karl Fulves Holdup valuables vanish from folded handkerchief (ungaffed) and appear from paper bag
Related toAlso published here 1987 19
Karl Fulves Black Belt silk initialed and mixed with other silks, tossed up and signed one caught with belt à la card sword, suggestion with other objects
1987 55
Threading the Needle No. 1, loop made around thumb, other end of silk magically threaded in
1988 3
Comedy Production No. 2, item materialized under handkerchief, it's a finger, then pencil appears
1988 6
Matchmaker No. 38, three different-colored silks for performer and spectator, performer blindfolded, spectator lifts a silk and performer lifts one of same color, stooge
1988 113
Karl Fulves Match Mates No. 39, two spectators move three different-colored silks or objects around and matches occur
1988 115
Triple Prophecy No. 40, three different-colored silks knotted in box, spectator names order, they come out that way
1988 117
The Rabbit No. 56, folding rabbit out of handkerchief
1988 165
Mark Young The Invisible Hair handkerchief as rabbit puppet around hand, somewhat animated
Also published here 1991 12
Dan Garrett The Invisible Hair handkerchief as rabbit puppet around hand, somewhat animated
Also published here 1992 12
Fetaque Sanders Junge zu Hase large silk arranged over a kid's head so he looks like a rabbit
Also published here July 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4 & 5)
William Larsen Das Taschentuch mit den 7 Ecken seven-cornered handkerchief
July 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4 & 5)
Alexander de Cova Seidentücher manufacturing tip for silk edges
Also published here Mar. 1995
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2)
Yuji Yamamoto Verschwindende Daumenspitze production of a handkerchief inside another handkerchief, sucker element for magicians
1996 38
Billy McComb The Seven-Cornered Handkerchief performer proves that a silk has seven corner by tying them in pairs
Inspired by
  • Hatton & Plate's "Magicians' Tricks and How They Are Done"
  • Stanyon's Magic, August 1913, Vol. 13 No. 11
Related to
Dec. 1997 1
Max Malini Malini's Sun and Moon Routine "From Letters Written by Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross", Aug. 16, 1936
center sections transpose
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
Joe Givan Keep Them in Stitches buttons assemble on handkerchief, then they are found to be sewn on
Inspired by
  • Lamont Ream version of this Steve Schneiderman plot
1999 1
J. T. Knight Hue Clue three different-colored silk in three glasses, one chosen, another spectator divines the choice
Related to 2000 102
Chris Wardle The Slick Silks three silks in glasses, spectator chooses one, it is predicted
Variations 2000 14
Charlie Miller A Left-Handed Hank Has Seven Corners performer proves that a silk has seven corner by tying them in pairs
Related to 2001 11
Alexander de Cova Seidentücher manufacturing tip for silk edges
Also published here 2002 19
Bob Read The Invisible Man Doing Karate handkerchief over head with hat and glasses on top, crease "appears" in hat
Inspired by
  • "Zombie Face", p. 259 & 267 in Martin Gardner's Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic
Apr. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 4)
Stewart James Go Go Vanisher Handkerchief used to vanish small objects
Also published here
  • marketed by Harold Sterling, 1947
2007 67
Patrick Page Meeeoooow wet handkerchief is produced from a canister, wet cat joke
2011 284
Patrick Page Colour Blind? three different colored silks change order, joker
2011 285
Rare Rabbit Bit rabbit folded from handkerchief
2011 44
Poultry In Motion chicken formed from handkerchief
2011 46
Spoork spoon transforms into fork when rolled in handkerchief
2011 56
Fetaque Sanders "Boy to Rabbit" large silk arranged over a kid's head so he looks like a rabbit
Also published here Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Stewart James Go Go Vanisher
2014 130
Juno Sieben seven-cornered handkerchief
Related to 2022 8