5 entries in Words & Letters / Mask or Stencil Prediction
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Der Postkarten-Lese-Schlüssel mask to lay over postcard, words in cut-out holes make up a secret message
Sep. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 9)
Jochen Zmeck Der FBI-Test one of six different-colored chips chosen by naming a number from an invisible die throw, predicted on blank paper by rubbing ashes on it, alternatively a two-way stencil to put over letters
Inspired by
  • Hanns Thielemann routine
1974 8
Jean Hugard Die Maske Cagliostros blank slates shown, blank piece of paper put in envelope, card selected, all cards appear written on slates, in paper appears a message and pattern with holes, when pattern is placed on slate the correct card is visible through holes
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 18 No. 3, 1960
Nov. 1980
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 3)
Thomas Alan Waters Spyhole mask prediction / revelation, word on a card is chosen and prediction is another card with holes on it, when held on a text it reveals the chosen word
Related toVariations 1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
Kyle Leon Cryptic envelope is tabled, card named, card removed from envelope with text on it, a Joker with many holes is removed from the deck, that stencil/mask is put on the text and the letters in the holes make up the named card
Related to July 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 7)