252 entries in Paper / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Butterfly Trick paper butterflies held in air with fan
1876 397
The Paper Ribbon and the Barber's Pole long paper coil from hat, then pole (paper, switched for wooden pole by assistant)
1890 300
Paper from an Egg paper coil
Related toAlso published here 1890 339
Bland A Barber's Pole from an Egg paper spiral "pole", later switched for wooden one
1890 340
Der magische Name paper burnt, letters of a name remain unburnt, chemical
Feb. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Die Fahnenfabrik in der Hand colored tissue paper to snow storm, then flags appear in hand
July 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Carl Willmann Willmann's Tambourin tambourin build from frame and piece of paper, paper streamer comes out of it and some more production items
Variations July 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Carl L. Curiel Die wunderbaren Papierschnitzel confetti of three different colors mixed in glass container, every color can be removed on command
Related to Apr. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Die wunderbaren Papierschnitzel second method
Related to June 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Carmen's Tamburin à la Conradi tambourine assembled and shown empty, long paper streamer and other objects produced
Oct. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Zur wandernden Uhr watch changes into previously palmed tissue confetti
Aug. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8)
Carl Willmann Zur Füllung der Blumendüte second part
Related to Feb. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 2)
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 Die reisenden Münzen No. 48, four coins travel to paper bag
1899 130
Die Eichenlaub-Guirlande production festoon
Apr. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4)
Ein Papierschnitzel-Kunststück "By E. B. from Berlin", sands of the desert with paper confetti
July 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 7)
Der zerschlagene Stock wooden stick held by two paper rings, stick broken with a hit but paper remains intact
Apr. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4)
C. O. Williams The Paper Bag (Various Kinds) "Methods for Obtaining Secret Possession of a Watch"
watch vanishes in paper bag or cone
1903 134
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli IV. Mimikry routine with tissue paper and hat
  • 1. Die Papierfabrik in der Hand (paper ball changes to confetti with fan, snow storm)
  • 2. Vergehen und Erstehen (paper ball travel to cone inside a hat)
  • 3. Die sich vermehrenden Bälle (ball multiplies under hat and inside balls are presents for spectators)
  • 4. Das japanische Schmetterlingsspiel (butterflies are formed from paper and they start to fly with the aid of a fan, thread on forehead)
1903 86
Sidi-Ali Papierfaltekunst
  • 2. Die Palme (paper tree)
  • 3. Die Himmelsleiter (ladder version of paper tree)
Feb. 1905
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 3)
Albert Fellows, Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt
1920 90
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Ameisenarbeit different colored confettis are mixed in a bowl, performer produces handful of named color, à la sand of the desert
1927 49
Oswald Rae Paper Tearing Feats patter and jokes for paper tearing acts
1929 36
Tom Bowyer Publicity Trick back of business card with playing card back changes color
May 1935
The Jinx (Issue 8)
Theodore Annemann A Matter of Policy story gag trick with twenty giant cards, ten democrats and ten republics, see page 54 for further comments and page 99 for improvement by Max Holden, see page 172 for improvement by Andrew Brennan
Related to June 1935
The Jinx (Issue 9)
Tom Sellers A Surprise Opening with Cards confetti appears as deck is riffled
1935 18
Edward Bagshawe The Paper that Joins Up strip of paper attached to stand, center is covered by handkerchief, center is torn out and vanished (flash paper) and reappears restored in center
1936 ca. 66
Theodore Annemann, Percy Naldrett The Phantom Artist celebrity chosen, large paper sheet is folded and cut, silhouette of chosen person is seen
Related toAlso published here 1937
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1937)
Val Evans, Franz Christensen An Invitation to Lunch...with Beer picture cards with images are spelled out with story, always beer image shows up
Inspired by
  • Christensen's "Spell Hound" (Nov. 1936 Genii)
Aug. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 35)
Laurie Ireland A Novel Pigeon Production follow up for Cecil Lyle's Hat Trick, dove appears fro paper hat
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937)
Fire-Eating routine with assistant and some byplay, relighting candle, candle bit off, smoke out of mouth, pole and ribbons from mouth, umbrella production
1937 107
To Tear Cellophane you can tear cellophane and the spectator can't
1938 834
Hen Fetsch, Harrison Reincarnation burned page with writing reappears in envelope, two methods
Also published here Nov. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 50)
Charles Nyquist, Pierre L. O. A. Keeler P. L. O. A. Keeler switch of paper sheets between slates
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39)
Bruce Elliott Seven Wenches of Bluebird coincidences with cut-out heads
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 106)
Ralph W. Read Static paper sticks to things, apparent magnetism
The Jinx (Issue 118)
Tom Sellers Paper Switch switching a piece of paper on a pad, wax
1941 11
The Enchanted Paper strip of paper vanishes in hand, reappears in handkerchief, thumb tip
1941/27 125
The Patriotic Paper Balls three colored paper balls in 3 bowls, then every color in each bowl
1941/27 173
Louis Tannen Winter-Time in China second method
1941/27 305
Tom Sellers A Different "Pick-It-Out" Trick three card monte with three pieces of paper
1942 8
Century Card Vanishing Paper to vanish few cards
1942/27 92
Tom Sellers Rabbit and Hat rabbit appears on top of cardboard hat
1943 30
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle a figure on a paper, has to be reorganized to form a square in no more than four cuts
Related to
  • page 203 for solution
Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 48)
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Double Cross" chalk crosses travel from paper into performer's hand
1943/27 57
L. Vosburgh Lyons Pieces of Fate folding and cutting a piece of paper into a circle, a swastika, the words hell and peace are formed, themed to the WW2
June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 62)
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle turning a square of paper into an equilateral triangle
July 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 65)
Joseph Ovette The Oriental Tube confetti in tube changes to a rabbit
1944 12
Theodore Annemann, Percy Naldrett The Phantom Artist celebrity chosen, large paper sheet is folded and cut, silhouette of chosen person is seen
Also published here 1944 116
Bruce Elliott Bluebeard's Seven Wenches coincidences with cut-out heads, matching
Also published here 1944 157
Hen Fetsch, Harrison Reincarnation burned page with writing reappears in envelope, two methods
Also published here 1944 168
John Booth John Booth's Album of Stars photographs vanish from envelope to appear in album and picture frame
1945/27 55
Ralph W. Read Perfected Mental Masterpiece impression device, dealer's item, application mentioned
1945/27 206
Neal Elias Screwy Square optical thing with a line on a square sheet of cardboard
Variations 1946 16
Hen Fetsch The Christmas Tree liquid poured into paper cone changes into christmas tree, paper tree with decoration
1946 22
R. M. Jamison Turn the Button optical thing with a line on a square sheet of cardboard
Inspired by July 1947 336
Glendi Production Load from small cabinet or hat, paper stream
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Thru the Looking Glass spectator writes something on paper and the paper is rolled into a ball, that ball is pressed into a mirror and removed again, now the writing of the spectator is backwards
Related to Apr. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 149)
Martin Gardner, Jay Marshall Stunts with Paper
  • Paper Bunnies (by Jay Marshall, based on Al Baker's Ring Around Rosie)
  • Paper Movies
  • Cardboard Snapper
Inspired by Sep. 1949 585
Don Tanner Utility Bag paper bag with trap door at the back
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
Jack Chanin From the Private Files of Chanin paper napkin bursts into flame and restores again, three variations
Jan. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 194)
Carl "J. N. Teroga" Schnetzer Der ZPP on an idea by Jules D'hotel, cigarette paper propeller
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 11 No. 4)
Milbourne Christopher One Man's Opinion opening gag, paper makes some noise
Also published here Jan. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 247)
Eddie Joseph A Number and a Word writing jumps from one business card to another
1952 18
Vin Carey Boxed gag, pencil does not write on paper
Apr. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 279)
Al Koenig, Mike Modrako The Printer's Hat folding a printer's hat from a newspaper
Sep. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 315)
Stewart Judah, Max Malini The Divertisements of Stewart Judah
  • Variation of Mutus Nomen
  • on flesh color point for gimmicks (Malini anecdote)
  • on the Paper Snapper
  • Cigar Vanish
  • Malini's Adhering Cigar
Related toVariations Nov. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 319)
Karrell Fox Let's Rehearse piano roll gag
1954 30
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Travelling Sticker sticker disappears from blank card and reappears on spectator's business card in envelope
1954/27 136
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Fu Manchu's Utility Bag object placed in paper bag vanishes
1954/27 139
Norman Houghton Norman's Nonsense
  • Winding up the pack (credited to Karrell Fox)
  • sandpaper gag
Related to 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 330)
Don Alan Cut Out this Tonite wordplay gag, with paper cuts
1956 36
Harlan Tarbell Confetti to Malted Milk in two cups
Mar. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 343)
Norman Houghton Shears invisible scissor is used to cut off two strips from a piece of paper, sight gag, two applications:
  • design of chosen card is cut from newspaper
  • ribbon in change bag is cut invisibly into as many pieces are the spectator chooses
Related to Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
Bert Allerton Making the Flower out of paper
1958 57
Oran Bailey Dent Trickities several ideas
  • Production Cake (making a cake for dove pan)
  • Puttering with Pins (finding the right pins)
  • Leading Liquids (how to carry small quantities of liquid)
  • Dove Pan Flowers (tip to load the dove pan)
  • Flashy Confetti (how to make sparkling confetti)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
Dagmar Mazakian Eine Täuschung die gefällt sands of the desert done with paper confetti, three colors mixed in bowl
Also published here
  • in "Zauberkunst"
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 3)
Tom Ransom Heat-Sensitive Paper Comment challenge of finding magical applications
Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
Don Tanner A Flowering Tree? No. 17, paper tree with spring flowers attached to it
1958 ca. 6
Pitty - Die Unzerstörbarkeit der Materie "Massbandtrick", strip of paper is measured and cut, same length as in beginning, repeated
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 1)
Jack McKenty Drunk Up picture cards with images of drinks are spelled out with story, instead of beer water comes up, "drunk" as final gag
Inspired by June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
Jochen Zmeck Fräulein Nummer presentational idea of having a postcard in which a drawn girl announces the next trick on a blackboard repeatedly by spinning a wheel inside the postcard
Related to 1961 5
Lubor Fiedler Papier im Banne der Geometrie paper with colored stripe is cut in pieces, one blank stripe is added and shuffled among others, spectators choses blank piece
Related to 1963
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 5)
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 2
Dr. Jacob Daley, L. Vosburgh Lyons Mirror Mirror paper strip with mirror words (OTTO, WOW, ...), performer writes "TOP" and "BOTTOM" on either end, when held in mirror top and bottom change places
Also published here Mar. 1967 85
Paul Maurer Lieben Sie Bach? paper with music notes is cut in six pieces, die is used to select piece and it's the empty one
Related to 1969
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 2)
Joseph K. Schmidt Center Tear spectator writes card in center of square paper, cut into four pieces and puzzled together so a center section is missing, can be presented as pseudo center tear, see p. 527 for comment by L. Vosburgh Lyons
Inspired by Feb. 1971 398
Tan Hock Chuan Tan's Trick pattern folded into paper behind back on signed paper that should not be possible so quickly, see also p. 476 for comment by Gershon Legman and p. 521 for Bruce Arnold comment
Aug. 1971 437
Roy Johnson Spot (The amazing vanishing rabbit!!) comedy routine, card with rabbit in a top hat is put in window envelope, rabbit vanishes from card
Related to
  • Bill Severn's "Magic Comedy"
1971 23
Stan Blumenthal No One to Hypnotize but Joe Miller?? spectator is not able to tear a piece of paper, hypnotic eyes presentation
Related to 1972
Magick (Issue 65)
Al Baker Al Baker's Moist Paper Thumb Tip Method No. 625, wet tissue paper is dried in hand, no details
Related to 1972 174
Jochen Zmeck, George Blake Die Ansage order of program apparently chosen by performer with list of items, spectators choose numbers, performer performs whatever he has planned though
Related to 1972 19
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Der magische Besuch as Jos Bemelmen, "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax
Also published here 1973
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 6)
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over
1974 43
Robert E. Neale A Trick with Sandpaper two pieces of sandpaper are folded together, performer can pull them apart but spectator cannot
  • Thumb Variation
  • Lock Position
  • Warnings
Oct. 1974 811
Patrick Page The Revolving Snake
  • How to Make a Fascinating Novelty
Paper snake on wire is put on lamp and starts to spin as long as the lamp is alight
1974 9
Patrick Page An Impromptu Propellor little tray formed from cigarette paper, spins on finger,
1974 12
Fly Away Peter, Fly Away Paul paper stuck on fingers appear and disappear
1974 36
Picture Gallery paper can be folded so it shows different pictures
1974 41
Funny Pictures game, different people draw different parts of a person, paper is always folded, no trick
1974 45
Moving Pictures how to make a flick book
1974 62
Milbourne Christopher Nur die Meinung eines Mannes opening gag, paper makes some noise
Also published here Oct. 1974
Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Jochen Zmeck Der J. Z. Karten-Zauberstab paper strip wrapped around stick, letters on paper then form name of selection
1974 22
Jochen Zmeck 3. Verschwindetüte zum Zerknallen paper bag for vanishing things, bag then blown up and burst
1974 26
Tenkai Ishida Dance of the Butterfly paper butterflies held in air with fan
Related toAlso published here
  • "The Sphinx".
1974 136
Dick Simonds Tickets Please gag, correct rolled up bus ticked is found out from several
Also published here May 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Paul Harris Bayberry Bag Swindle chop cup routine with paper bag and paper ball loads
Also published here 1976 3
Karrell Fox Clip'nsnip Art rag picture, squares of felt cut and trimmed and arranged in some picture
1976 175
Karrell Fox Chalk Talk Features and Finale spectator holds easel infront of him, picture drawn on it, head completes the funny picture
Inspired by 1976 179
Eric Mason I Say, Dots Impossible! optical illusion on front cover of the issue, at a distance a word appears
Sep. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Jack Bridwell Spectre ideas for person paper which cannot be torn
Related to 1977
Magick (Issue 191)
Dick Simonds Billets bitte! gag, correct rolled up bus ticked is found out from several
Also published here 1977
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 38 No. 1)
Karl Fulves A Psychic Secret "Piped in Sound", how to overhear conversations in other rooms with a piece of paper via plumbing
Related to 1978
Interlocutor (Issue 27)
Karrell Fox Havin' a Ball sponge balls appear and are put in paper bag, also invisibly with landing sound, giant sponge ball comes out of bag
1979 184
Karrell Fox, Tommy Windsor Windsor/McAthy Applause Card apparently three sides on card that is turned over to read different messages
1979 201
Karrell Fox "Short-Pause" Intro way to introduce the intermission, arrow signs, exit
1979 221
Rabbit Into the Hat rabbit on one side of card, top hat on the other, spun quickly, optical illusion
1979 36
Rabbit Into the Hat II rabbit on one side of card, top hat on the other, when looking on edge it appears as if rabbit is in hat, optical illusion
1979 36
Max Londono Change-Over switch for crumpled piece of paper
Jan. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Andrew Galloway The Undercover Cards four cards through newspaper gather under a folded sheet of paper, one by one
1980 45
Karl Fulves Mystic Circles No. 1, optical illusion in which a piece of carton spins on a pencil
1980 1
Karl Fulves Gremlins No. 10, ten red-green double-faced paper cards, spectator shuffles, performer separates the cards behind his back so that the same number of green cards is in both piles
Inspired by 1980 10
Arrested Oxidation paper does not burn until performer wants to
1981 5
An Optical Trick No. 76, optical illusion with two strips of paper, T-formation one bigger than the other
1981 94
Murray Cooper Stamp Collector stamp assembly on four corners of a cardboard
June 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 6)
Edward Marlo A Commercial Tip wild card with business cards
1982 18
Meir Yedid Ghostwriter performer writes on invisible typewriter, sound can be heard, paper with message appears
1982 116
John Ramsay Paper to Ribbons torn and restored paper, then paper is burnt and ashes transform into paper streamers, streamers are soaked in water and placed in performer's mouth where new dry streamers appear
1982 19
Patrick Martin Oral Gami tissue paper is restored in mouth, mouth coil, spring flower bouquet from paper and dove from flowers
1983 117
Ali Bongo Flutter-Bugs how to build flutter-bugs from rubber bands and plastic, gag
1983 2
Phillip Young Autograph Hound gag on autograph collecting, additional idea by Dexter Cleveland
1985 183
Karl Fulves Magic with Paper chapter intro
1985 1
Shigeo Takagi, Karl Fulves Japanese Checkers No. 1, paper folded and cut into squares, really the squares remain all connected at a corner for form a sort of chain, challenge to get all squares out of a bag with one grip
1985 1
Karl Fulves X-It No. 5, spectator draws x on paper square behind back, performer pushed needle through this x behind back, two methods
1985 11
J. C. Coy Visualization Test No. 26, puzzle in which the number of holes has to be guessed when corners are cut off folded paper, there are none
Related to 1985 51
Square Dance No. 31, cutting a design up in a certain way, puzzle
Also published here
  • Henry Dudeney's scrapbook
1985 56
The Magic Flute No. 36, flute from paper, only performer can make sound
1985 63
Karl Fulves More Paper Magic chapter intro
1985 80
Karl Fulves Robert E. Neale's Paper Magic chapter intro
1985 111
Karl Fulves Further Paper Magic chapter intro
1985 127
Karl Fulves The Boys from the Girls No. 76, boy and girl names on paper, folded and cut, all boys are separated from girls, also as card revelation
Also published here 1985 135
Dr. Jacob Daley, L. Vosburgh Lyons Mirror, Mirror No. 80, paper strip with mirror words (OTTO, WOW, ...), performer writes "TOP" and "BOTTOM" on either end, when held in mirror top and bottom change places
Also published here 1985 144
Daryl Martinez The Multi-Colored Pen starting with "pen writes any color"-gag, out to lunch principle
1986 15
Rich Bloch The Gemini Factor spectator signs one of several business cards and all cards are placed inside envelopes, second spectator finds envelope with signed card, Fillman principle
June 1986
Magick (Issue 372)
Meir Yedid Last Sheet a length of toilet paper is produced between two sheets, appearance of toilet brush as a kicker
1986 51
Peter Wilker, Olaf Spell Immer dieses Bier picture image cards are spelled out with story, always beer image shows up
Inspired by 1986 1
Jay Sankey Lingering Illusion post card in envelope are punched with holes, post card inside restored
VariationsAlso published here Apr. 1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Keith Clark Time, Gentleman paper cutting with clock face and time
Also published here 1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 4)
David Harkey Pop Art drawn cannon on signed paper really blows off
Variations Apr. 1988
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Karl Fulves Karate Klip trick with stapler and paper, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 49)
John Braun, Karl Fulves Paper-Bag Vanish No. 26, silk(s) vanish from paper bag
1988 68
Roy Johnson Lamination how to laminate
1989 23
Jay Sankey Lingering Illusion post card in envelope are punched with holes, post card inside restored
Also published here 1990 127
Karrell Fox Funny-Filter paper streamer from cigarette
1991 83
Arthur Day Paper Magic about magic with paper and some ideas
Dec. 1991
Profile (Issue 5)
David Harkey Pop Art drawn cannon on signed paper really blows off
  • Pop Art in Color (using chromatic brand writing pen)
Inspired by 1991 59
David Harkey IOU spectator's signature travels from one paper card to another with IOU note
1991 182
Rajneesh Madhok Negative Aspects presentation for tear-no-tear-paper, Samson Pad, spectator not able to tear paper
Dec. 1992
Magick (Issue 482)
Larry Becker Spectral Safari billet with name of chosen animal appears in Becker Coin Purse
1992 355
Harlan Tarbell Elusive Cannon Crackers different colored cannon crackers change places, several effect variations
1993 103
Harlan Tarbell The Basics of Quick Sketching crash course in this skill
1993 187
Muneo Yokoi Paper Purse Purse printed on piece of paper, can open the purse and produce coins and bank notes from it
1993 22
Karl Fulves R.I.P. gag paper fold, design becomes a waste bin in the end and is about funeral
Verbatim (Issue 7)
Steve Dusheck Cornered three of the four Aces written in four corners of a paper, fourth corner is seen torn out and torn-out piece fits and predicts missing Ace, tearing four papers simultaneously for same tear edge
1993 109
Erich Tauer-Turmi, Rudolf Braunmüller Riesenpalme paper tree
Mar. 1993
Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 4 & 5)
Erich Tauer-Turmi Himmelsleiter palm tree ladder
Mar. 1993
Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 4 & 5)
Ted Lesley The Working Performer's Switch Pad sheet is switched while it is removed from pad, clipped corner
1994 111
Angelo Carbone Striking Art performer removes match from drawn matchbox on a pad and strikes it on striking surface on paper
Mar. 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1)
Karrell Fox Confusin' Confetti confetti on plate, when confetti is shaken off, confetti in form of card name remain on plate
1995 145
Simon Aronson Other Applications for th Personalized Greeting Card ideas on how to use greeting cards with customized messages on them
1995 110
Karl Fulves Trisecting the Paper No. 15, tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, spectator has to close eyes
Related to 1995 20
Karl Fulves Paper Magic chapter intro
1995 39
The Paper Rabbit No. 28, making a rabbit out of a piece of paper with folding and cutting
1995 39
Karl Fulves Boys and Girls No. 30, boy and girl names on paper, folded and cut, all boys are separated from girls, smooth and torn edges
Also published here 1995 42
Karl Fulves Out of Nowhere No. 32, producing any item from a paper cup, for example a toy car
1995 45
Karl Fulves Jumbled Numbers No. 33, seven numbers on slips of paper are threaded onto safety pin in random order, performer takes it behind his back and tears off the numbers in order of spectator's phone number
1995 46
Karl Fulves Favorite Food No. 36, paper change bag, used to have the spectator select paper billets with his own favorite food
1995 50
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Winged Signatures "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax
Also published here 1996 80
Paul Harris The Bayberry Bag Swindle chop cup routine with paper bag and paper ball loads
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris)
Paul Harris Rumpled Splitskin two business cards are laid on top of each other and the layers penetrate to form an impossible object
1996 29
Yuji Yamamoto Die Ladung im Hosenbein production of spring flowers after paper streamer
1996 32
Karl Fulves While You Sleep four queens in case, jack added, it vanishes, "HELL"-paper-fold, story presentation, "For a long time, at parties, this was a requested effect."
1997 77
Karl Fulves 12 Have Died "The Impromptu Bullet Catch"
spectator writes "bullet" on paper, folded and torn up and tossed (or shot) on performer, performer has piece with spectator's writing in mouth, with two more variations posed as problems
1997 117
Karl Fulves Scratch Out "Unsolved Mysteries"
scratch pad audibly scratches to answer questions, posed as a problem
1997 147
Richard Bartram, Jr. Keep It Clean gag, making a towelette look like a condom packet
1997 89
Simon Lovell Sebastian the Mind-Reading Chicken gag with drawing of chicken and a part that is apparently about to vanish
Also published here 1997 224
Martin Gardner Eine Mutprobe spectator is told to hold paper strip while it is burning, it rolls up towards his fingers
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 3)
Simon Lovell Sebastian - The Mind-Reading Chicken gag with drawing of chicken and a part that is apparently about to vanish
Also published here May/June 1997
The Magic Menu (Vol. 7 No. 41)
Karl Fulves Paper Folding Note
Related to 1998 54
Doug Edwards Emergency Wallet making an impromptu Himber wallet out of credit card application paperwork
1998 55
Karl Fulves Thank You short gag with "Turn Me Over" on a piece of paper, "Thank You" on other side
Discoverie (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Bloodlines blood writing on paper, chemical
2000 150
Bob Still Color View spectators draw pictures on different-colored papers, torn up and tossed in clear plastic bag with more already torn up pieces, four matching pieces of chosen picture taken out by performer
Related to 2000 53
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over
2001 336
David Berglas Would You Make a Reliable Witness? routine with Reality/Fantasy ambigram, Lubor Fiedler's Posi-Negative and stroop-effect, people read words and experience them differently then others
Related to 2002 364
Tony Bartolotta Bill of Health Gag paper folds out accordion style
2002 221
Ali Bongo The Bunny-Copter paper bunny spirals down when thrown into air, gag
2002 4
Hiroshi Sawa Soul of the Butterflies routine for Lubor Fiedler's Blue Crystal with small tissue napkins
Nov. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11)
Al Baker Ring around Rosie paper is torn and image "appears" on what is left
VariationsAlso published here
  • marketed 1934
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
Al Baker Strip Tease wet tissue paper is dried in hand, thumb tip & finger tip
Related toAlso published here
  • Genii, Vol. 6 No. 8, April 1942
2003 603
Al Baker Cigarette Paper Trick "A New Twist", torn pieces and whole pieces change place
2003 695
David Ben Worse Habits cups & balls with a cigarette paper and a bottle cap
2003 23
Paul Gertner, Larry Jennings Flick Move
2003 26
Karl Fulves Roll Up "Problems"
papers on table are rolled up as group, when unrolled they change place, posed as a problem
2003 315
Andrew Mayne Paper Cut cutting arm with piece of cardboard
2003 20
"Joro" Bruno Hennig Knalltüte only reference given
Also published here
  • Magie 1999 No. 9, p. 386
2003 5
Charlie Frye Eccentricks piece of paper eaten, then paper streamer pulled out of ear
Related to Jan. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
Charlie Frye Ear You Go!
  • Eccentricks
piece of paper eaten, then paper streamer pulled out of ear, corrected description
Related to Mar. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 7)
R. Paul Wilson, Wonder Man Fred A Darkness Rises Switch switch of paper, writing appears
Related to
  • R. Paul Wilson's "A Darkness Rises" in "Twists of Fate" (DVD), 2001.
2004 72
Bob Ostin, Dick Simonds Tickets Please gag, correct rolled up bus ticked is found out from several
Also published here 2005 26
Bob Ostin Inebriation cards with names of animals and drinks, spelled sentence leads to matching cards
Inspired by
  • "Auto Suggestion" (Bob Ostin)
2005 142
Stephen Tucker Stephen Tucker's Routine for Bob Ostin's Inebriation cards with names of animals and drinks, spelled sentence leads to matching cards
2005 144
Theodore Annemann, Percy Naldrett The Phantom Artist celebrity chosen, large paper sheet is folded and cut, silhouette of chosen person is seen
Also published here 2006 17
Josh Mandel Word Play making a forcing block out of accordion-style z-pad of post-it notes
Related to
  • "Tale of Fifteen Cities" (U.F. Grant, marketed 1953)
Jan. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 1)
Ron Bauer The Big Bag of Tricks & the Little Black Hat structure for a routine for children using a paper bag and a hat with slips with trick names
  • Synopsis of the David Ginn Version
  • Outline of Format
  • Props for the Basic Outfit
  • Finally
  • Alternative Continuity Presentation Using a "Stamp Album" or "Coloring Book" Type Gimmick...
2008 7
Karl Fulves The Flip Wallet two cardboards with ribbons, Jacob's ladder style, construction and several application, two-panel flexagon
Related to 2008
Prolix (Issue 5)
Oliver Meech Flaming Voodoo Paper held by performer bursts into flames
2009 64
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Victoria's Secret routine with folded origami Fortune Teller
2010 25
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Portable Career Counselor routine with folded origami Fortune Teller
2010 26
Fredo Raxon Clear Writing getting the spectator to write legibly
Secret Agenda (Issue June 22)
Karl Fulves Machine That Thinks word "Confidential" written on a piece of paper, mixed with other papers, all put in copying machine, the "Confidential" paper will not be copied
Prolix (Issue 8)
Dan Sperry Dove From Sketch Pad Magician draws bird on sketchpad, paper is crumpled and dove is produced
2010 13
Robert E. Neale See it Slant optical illusion with slant tower of Pisa on two cards
  • Handling on the Table
  • Handling in the Air
Feb. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2)
Karl Fulves 3 Easy Pieces "Unexplained"
tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, posed as a problem
Related to 2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
Cap't Bill James An Advertising Piece paper cross that can be unfold, pictures of appearing silk, advertising
2012 129
Michael Weber, Tim Trono Voodoo As I Do couple of receipts with words written on their back are shown, one selected by performer with spelling procedure, bad-luck curse on it is broken by tearing the receipt, spectator repeats and gets "weak" and cannot tear paper in half
Inspired by
  • "Breaking the Bad Luck Streak" (Woody Aragon, unpublished)
June 2012
Real Secrets (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Michael Weber, Tim Trono Intuition red and black squares torn from perforated card, spectator separates colors, finish with tapestry folding where one all reds end up one way and black the other way
Oct. 2012
Real Secrets (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Nicolai Friedrich "Billige Force" one folded piece of paper is chosen, method to force a symbol etc.
2013 8
Axel Hecklau Der Dog-Ear-Switch tearing sheet off a note pad, switching page
2013 10
Axel Hecklau Der verdeckte "Dog-Ear-Switch" tearing sheet off a note pad, switching page , first folded in half
2013 14
Hiroshi Sawa ピアノ・トリック (The Piano Trick) Mini piano keyboard is constructed from pieces of white and black paper. Music is heard when you play on the paper keyboard.
2013 61
Michael Weber, Tim Trono Table Illusion small table & large table optical illusion is drawn by performer effortlessly, hidden stencil
Related to Jan. 2013
Real Secrets (Vol. 1 No. 10)
G 88 More Points (再集八八点) Lots of stamps appear on loyalty card
2015 17
Karl Fulves Pocket Flexagon for switching flat small objects
  • Construction
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Manipulation - Double Flip
Related to 2015
Folderol (Issue 1)
G Fire Spell (火炎咒) Paper with "fire" written on it suddenly bursts into flames
2016 72
Alexander de Cova Karte in Klorolle signed card appears between layers of toilet roll
2016 221
Alexander de Cova Notfall Himber-Brieftasche impromptu Himber wallet made from post cards
2016 190
张国洲 Jojo 头脑风暴 (Brainstorm) Based on Tom Stone's Factory Blanks. Spectator writes a number and a card on a piece of paper, card is found at that number, can also be used for mentalism
2017 33
Flip Hallema Thinking-Outside-Inside-The Box "Or... Not Your Staple-Trick", signed stapler travels inside two sheets of paper that are stapled together all around
Jan. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 1)
Kieron Johnson The Anything Deck blank cards with random objects written on them, chosen object is produced, as concept
2018 66
Jeff Prace Split Winnings scratch card is scratched, shown to be a losing card, magician then restores it
July 2019
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2))
Michael Sondermeyer Meine Vis-Escape-Routine presentation and handling for Viz/ Vis-Escape trick
Related to
  • "Vis-Escape" in "Andino's Zauber-Anthologie", 2001.
2019 18
Mike Pisciotta The Devil's Lunch Sack paper back as switching device
2020 3
John Graham Catch Me If You Can performer's hand is in upside-down paper bag to make it a puppet, bucket of paper balls is tossed towards it and performer catches the one marked by the spectator
2021 187
Simon Lovell Paper Bullet Catch idea
2021 193
Ricardo Rodriguez Arte de cartografia cards with islands are shuffled and when laid out into a matrix form picture of a person
2021 151
Patrik Kuffs P.Q.I. stand-up presentational ploy Jackpot Coins with squares of toilet paper
May 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Ryan Pilling The Turing Test paper square with 4x4 images of two different types in chess layout, folded into bundle and a single cut cuts out all the images of one type, a second sheet is folded only once and cut into two halves, the images magically rearranged when turned over again
Inspired by
  • "Bi-Kolor Kut" (Stewart Judah & Leslie Guest, marketed 1931)
June 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Patrik Kuffs The Floating Bag (a.k.a. The Facebook Trick) paper bag bounced around between the hands to get a photograph where it looks like it is floating, gag, then brick produced from bag
July 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Michael Lair Confetti Packets method to store some glitter confetti as a packet under finger ring for production
Also published here
  • MAGIC, June 2004
2022 308
Eric Buss Chapstick Cannon impromptu confetti cannon
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Nov. 2005
2022 445
Anson Chen Wishstone wish written on paper and paper is set on fire, paper rises up into the air and performer turns ashes into crystal, paper rocket
2023 20