147 entries in Paper / Miscellaneous
  
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Unknown The Butterfly Trick paper butterflies held in air with fan Modern Magic 397
Unknown The Paper Ribbon and the Barber's Pole long paper coil from hat, then pole (paper, switched for wooden pole by assistant) More Magic 300
Unknown Paper from an Egg paper coilRelated to More Magic 339
Bland A Barber's Pole from an Egg paper spiral "pole", later switched for wooden one More Magic 340
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 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 114
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die reisenden Münzen No. 48, four coins travel to paper bag Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 130
C. O. Williams The Paper Bag (Various Kinds) "Methods for Obtaining Secret Possession of a Watch"
watch vanishes in paper bag or cone
Later Magic 134
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 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 90
Oswald Rae Paper Tearing Feats patter and jokes for paper tearing acts More Practical Patter 36
Oswald Rae Simple Silk Sorcery chosen one of four different colored silks vanishes from paper cone and appears in desired envelope, with standVariationsAlso published here
  • "Simple Silk Sorcery" in "The Sphinx"
Original Magic 57
Tom Bowyer Publicity Trick back of business card with playing card back changes color The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
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 BrennanRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 35
Tom Sellers A Surprise Opening with Cards confetti appears as deck is riffled Quick Tricks 18
Keith Clark March of Time - Finale Trick paper cutting with clock face and time The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 116
Theodore Annemann, Percy Naldrett The Phantom Artist celebrity chosen, large paper sheet is folded and cut, silhouette of chosen person is seen The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 217
Val Evans, Franz Christensen An Invitation to Lunch...with Beer picture cards are spelled out with story, always beer shows up, handling of Christensen's "Spell Hound" (Nov. 1936 Genii) The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 238
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) 2
Unknown Fire-Eating routine with assistant and some byplay, relighting candle, candle bit off, smoke out of mouth, pole and ribbons from mouth, umbrella production The Magic Annual for 1937 107
Unknown To Tear Cellophane you can tear cellophane and the spectator can't Greater Magic 834
Hen Fetsch, Harrison Reincarnation burned page with writing reappears in envelope, two methods The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 349
Charles Nyquist, Pierre L. O. A. Keeler P. L. O. A. Keeler switch of paper sheets between slates The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 376
Bruce Elliott Seven Wenches of Bluebird coincidences with cut-out heads The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 106) 635
Ralph W. Read Static paper sticks to things, apparent magnetism The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 694
Tom Sellers Paper Switch switching a piece of paper on a pad, wax Condensed Conjuring 11
Unknown The Enchanted Paper strip of paper vanishes in hand, reappears in handkerchief, thumb tip Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 125
Unknown The Patriotic Paper Balls three colored paper balls in 3 bowls, then every color in each bowl Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 173
Louis Tannen Winter-Time in China second method Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 305
Tom Sellers A Different "Pick-It-Out" Trick three card monte with three pieces of paper That's Good! 8
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Making a Paper Cone Prepared Cards and Accessories 29
Unknown Superba Paper Cone for Handkerchief Vanish Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 79
Unknown Puffing Rice in a Cone making popcorn in paper cone Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 85
Unknown The Two-Way Paper Cone vanishing, switching, producing silks, ... Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 86
Unknown Royal Paper Cone to vanish small flat objects Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 91
Unknown Century Card Vanishing Paper to vanish few cards Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 92
Tom Sellers Rabbit and Hat rabbit appears on top of cardboard hat Magical Mixture 30
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle a figure on a paper, has to be reorganized to form a square in no more than four cutsRelated to
  • page 203 for solution
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 198
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Double Cross" chalk crosses travel from paper into performer's hand Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 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 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 252
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle turning a square of paper into an equilateral triangle The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 65) 267
Joseph Ovette The Oriental Tube confetti in tube changes to a rabbit Tricks and Illusionettes 12
Jean Hugard Making a Paper Cone rolling the cone efficiently Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 4) 148
John Booth John Booth's Album of Stars photographs vanish from envelope to appear in album and picture frame Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 55
Ralph W. Read Perfected Mental Masterpiece impression device, dealer's item, application mentioned Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 206
Neal Elias Screwy Square optical thing with a line on a square sheet of cardboard At the Table Tricks 16
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 backwardsRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 597
Glendi Production Load from small cabinet or hat, paper stream Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 15
Jack Chanin From the Private Files of Chanin paper napkin bursts into flame and restores again, three variations The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 194) 774
Milbourne Christopher One Man's Opinion opening gag, paper makes some noise The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 247) 986
Vin Carey Boxed gag, pencil does not write on paper The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 279) 1115
Al Koenig, Mike Modrako The Printer's Hat folding a printer's hat from a newspaper The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 315) 62
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 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 319) 82
Karrell Fox Let's Rehearse piano roll gag Kornfidentially Yours 30
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Travelling Sticker sticker disappears from blank card and reappears on spectator's business card in envelope Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 136
David Bamberg Fu Manchu's Utility Bag object placed in paper bag vanishes Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 139
Norman Houghton Norman's Nonsense - Winding up the pack (credited to Karrell Fox)
- sandpaper gag
Related to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 330) 130
Don Alan Cut Out this Tonite wordplay gag, with paper cuts Pretty Sneaky 36
Harlan Tarbell Confetti to Malted Milk in two cups The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 195
Bert Allerton Making the Flower out of paper The Close-Up Magician 57
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 Calling All Cards 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 placesAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 5) 85
Unknown How to Make a Paper Cone Newspaper Magic 133
Roy Johnson Spot (The amazing vanishing rabbit!!) comedy routine, card with rabbit in a top hat is put in window envelope, rabbit vanishes from cardRelated to
  • Bill Severn's "Magic Comedy"
Second Time Around 23
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 LyonsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4) 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 10) 437
Stan Blumenthal No One to Hypnotize but Joe Miller?? spectator is not able to tear a piece of paper, hypnotic eyes presentationRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 65) 322
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over Paul Curry Presents 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
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 12) 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
Tricks with Paper 9
Patrick Page An Impromptu Propellor little tray formed from cigarette paper, spins on finger, Tricks with Paper 12
Unknown Fly Away Peter, Fly Away Paul paper stuck on fingers appear and disappear Tricks with Paper 36
Unknown Picture Gallery paper can be folded so it shows different pictures Tricks with Paper 41
Unknown Funny Pictures game, different people draw different parts of a person, paper is always folded, no trick Tricks with Paper 45
Unknown Moving Pictures how to make a flick book Tricks with Paper 62
Dick Simonds Tickets Please gag, correct rolled up bus ticked is found out from several Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 9) 110
Paul Harris Bayberry Bag Swindle chop cup routine with paper bag and paper ball loadsAlso published here The Magic of Paul Harris 3
Karrell Fox Clip'nsnip Art rag picture, squares of felt cut and trimmed and arranged in some picture Clever.... Like a Fox 175
Karrell Fox Chalk Talk Features and Finale spectator holds easel infront of him, picture drawn on it, head completes the funny pictureInspired by Clever.... Like a Fox 179
Eric Mason I Say, Dots Impossible! optical illusion on front cover of the issue, at a distance a word appears Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 1) 458
Jack Bridwell Spectre ideas for person paper which cannot be tornRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 191) 952
Karl Fulves A Psychic Secret "Piped in Sound", how to overhear conversations in other rooms with a piece of paper via plumbingRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 27) 103
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 Another Book 184
Karrell Fox, Tommy Windsor Windsor/McAthy Applause Card apparently three sides on card that is turned over to read different messages Another Book 201
Karrell Fox "Short-Pause" Intro way to introduce the intermission, arrow signs, exit Another Book 221
Unknown Rabbit Into the Hat rabbit on one side of card, top hat on the other, spun quickly, optical illusion Elastrix 36
Unknown 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 Elastrix 36
Max Londono Change-Over switch for crumpled piece of paper Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 1) 297
Andrew Galloway The Undercover Cards four cards through newspaper gather under a folded sheet of paper, one by one Diverting Card Magic 45
Karl Fulves Mystic Circles No. 1, optical illusion in which a piece of carton spins on a pencil The Children's Magic Kit 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 pilesInspired by The Children's Magic Kit 10
Unknown Arrested Oxidation paper does not burn until performer wants to The Shattered Chalice 5
Unknown An Optical Trick No. 76, optical illusion with two strips of paper, T-formation one bigger than the other Self-Working Table Magic 94
Hiram Strait Stamp Collector stamp assembly on four corners of a cardboard Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5, No. 6) 637
Edward Marlo A Commercial Tip wild card with business cards Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 18
Meir Yedid Ghostwriter performer writes on invisible typewriter, sound can be heard, paper with message appears Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 116
Patrick Martin Oral Gami tissue paper is restored in mouth, mouth coil, spring flower bouquet from paper and dove from flowers The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 117
Phillip Young Autograph Hound gag on autograph collecting, additional idea by Dexter Cleveland The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 183
Karl Fulves Magic with Paper chapter intro Self-Working Paper Magic 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 Self-Working Paper Magic 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 Self-Working Paper Magic 51
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 Self-Working Paper Magic 1
Unknown Square Dance No. 31, cutting a design up in a certain way, puzzleAlso published here
  • Henry Dudeney's scrapbook
Self-Working Paper Magic 56
Unknown The Magic Flute No. 36, flute from paper, only performer can make sound Self-Working Paper Magic 63
Karl Fulves More Paper Magic chapter intro Self-Working Paper Magic 80
Karl Fulves Robert E. Neale's Paper Magic chapter intro Self-Working Paper Magic 111
Karl Fulves Further Paper Magic chapter intro Self-Working Paper Magic 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 Self-Working Paper Magic 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 placesAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 144
Daryl Martinez The Multi-Colored Pen starting with "pen writes any color"-gag, out to lunch principle The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 15
Meir Yedid Last Sheet a length of toilet paper is produced between two sheets, appearance of toilet brush as a kicker Stage Stuff 51
Jay Sankey Lingering Illusion post card in envelope are punched with holes, post card inside restored Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 9) 12
David Harkey Pop Art drawn cannon on signed paper really blows off Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2, No. 3) 15
Karl Fulves Karate Klip trick with stapler and paper, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 49) 218
John Braun, Karl Fulves Paper-Bag Vanish No. 26, silk(s) vanish from paper bag Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 68
Unknown An Impromptu Vanisher No. 28, newspaper cone, "first complete description of the handling to appear in print" Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 72
Jay Sankey Lingering Illusion post card in envelope are punched with holes, post card inside restored Spectacle 127
Karrell Fox Funny-Filter paper streamer from cigarette Goodies 83
Harlan Tarbell Elusive Cannon Crackers different colored cannon crackers change places, several effect variations Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 103
Harlan Tarbell The Basics of Quick Sketching crash course in this skill Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 187
Muneo Yokoi Paper Purse Purse printed on piece of paper, can open the purse and produce coins and bank notes from it Volum 5 Lecture Note 22
Karl Fulves R.I.P. gag paper fold, design becomes a waste bin in the end and is about funeral Verbatim (Issue 7) 77
Angelo Carbone Striking Art performer removes match from drawn matchbox on a pad and strikes it on striking surface on paper The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 1) 9
Karrell Fox Confusin' Confetti confetti on plate, when confetti is shaken off, confetti in form of card name remain on plate Much Ado About Something 145
Simon Aronson Other Applications for th Personalized Greeting Card ideas on how to use greeting cards with customized messages on them Simply Simon 110
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Winged Signatures "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 80
Paul Harris The Bayberry Bag Swindle chop cup routine with paper bag and paper ball loadsAlso published here The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris) 63
Paul Harris Rumpled Splitskin two business cards are laid on top of each other and the layers penetrate to form an impossible object The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 29
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." The Vampire Chronicles 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
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 117
Karl Fulves Scratch Out "Unsolved Mysteries"
scratch pad audibly scratches to answer questions, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 6) 147
Karl Fulves Paper Folding Note Related to Mutus Nomen 54
Karl Fulves Bloodlines blood writing on paper, chemical Lost Vampire Secrets 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 performerRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 53
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 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 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 364
Tony Bartolotta Bill of Health Gag paper folds out accordion style Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 221
David Ben Worse Habits cups & balls with a cigarette paper and a bottle cap Tricks 23
Paul Gertner, Larry Jennings Flick Move Tricks 26
Al Baker Ring around Rosie paper is torn and image "appears" on what is left The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 575
Al Baker Strip Tease wet tissue paper is dryed in hand, thumb tip & finger tip The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 603
Al Baker Cigarette Paper Trick torn pieces and whole pieces change place The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 695
Al Baker Cornucopia newspaper cone to disappear small object The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 700
Karl Fulves Roll Up "Problems"
papers on table are rolled up as group, when unrolled they change place, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 315
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...
The Ron Bauer 2008 Lecture 7
Oliver Meech Flaming Voodoo Paper held by performer bursts into flames The Plot Thickens 64
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Victoria's Secret routine with folded origami Fortune Teller Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 25
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Portable Career Counselor routine with folded origami Fortune Teller Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 26
Fredo Raxon Clear Writing getting the spectator to write legibly Secret Agenda (Issue June 22) 185