46 entries in Cigarette & Cigar / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
A Hat with a Hole in it
  • The Finger through the Hat
  • The Cork through the Hat
  • The Coin through the Hat
  • The Cigar through the Hat
1890 306
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Gil d'or magique cigarette penetrates hand and then it moves inside a covered glass
1927 27
Theodore Annemann Cigarette through Glass bit for penetration frame
Nov. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 14)
Impromptu Linking Ring two cigarettes between thumb and first finger of both hands, link and unlink penetration, clipped
1937 85
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Lighted Cigarette through Handkerchief
1937 12
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Borrowed Cigarette through a Dinner Plate using two forks and glass tumblers in the construction
1937 13
Martin Gardner Gardner's Immovable Cigarette cigarette is gripped through handkerchief which can be moved with motionless cigarette, topological
Also published here 1937 15
The Passage of a Cigarette from One Hand to the Other Through the Knees
1938 724
Lighted Cigarette Passed Through Handkerchief
1938 750
The Phantom Cigarette lighted cigarette through handkerchief
1938 751
Samuel Berland Cigarettes Through a Handkerchief full contents of package
1938 759
Martin Gardner A Smart Cigarette lit cigarette through handkerchief
Variations 1938
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38)
Clayton Rawson The Camel and the Needle's Eye apparently cigarette is pushed through eye of needle
July 1938
The Jinx (Issue 46)
Tom Sellers Cigarette Through Handkerchief
1943 23
Keith Clark Celebrated Cigarettes routine in which lit cigarettes continue to appear, with cigarette to silk, cigarette through silk, lit cigarette appears in mouth after drinking a glass of water
  • As the Spectator Sees It
  • Properties and Preparation
    • For the Cigarette to Silk
    • For the Water Drinking Routine
    • Sleights
    • For the Cigar and Pipe Finish
  • The Public Performance of Celebrated Cigarettes
    • Preparation
    • Presentation
    • Extra Deluxe Routine
    • Water Drinking Finish
    • Cigar and Pipe Finish
  • Special Note
1943 7
Martin Gardner Pop Through Cigarette cigarette through handkerchief
1945 166
Arnold Belais Harlequinade cigarette tossed in vest pocket (juggling), pushed through head and grows
Sep. 1945 153
Del Monte Cigarro-Penetro light cigarette penetrates handkerchief
Sep. 1946 250
Emil Jarrow Hanky-Panky cigarette through handkerchief
Variations 1947
Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Martin Gardner Coat Penetration
  • Impromptu Methods
  • Cigarette Version
Oct. 1948 475
Martin Gardner "Pop Up" Cigarette cigarette through handkerchief
1948/27 52
Martin Gardner Immovable Cigarette cigarette is gripped through handkerchief which can be moved with motionless cigarette, topological
Also published here 1948/27 53
Bill Simon Smoke Screen cigarette rolls on table by itself, torn into thirds, travel through table, restored
1949 23
Art Lyle Cigarette Through Pocket
Feb. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 171)
Through the knees
1950 24
Eddie Joseph Penetrating and Rising Lit Cigarette cigarette penetrates handkerchief and then rises up
1959 12
Val Andrews New Penetration of Handkerchief by Cigarette
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Lewis Ganson Cigarette Penetration cigarette in tube is penetrated with pins and is finally unharmed
1967 262
Ernesto "Ernest" Pracchia Fantasias con Cigarrillos production of cigarettes using a matchbox, cigarette through handkerchief
1967 23
Dr. H. Walter Grote Dr. Grote Effects No. 652, list without further details:
  • 1) Four ace trick using second deal
  • 2) Thru tunnel effect with reversed card
  • 3) Drop change in mid-air
  • 4) Cigarette thru hank
  • 5) Top change using card as cover
1972 180
Tenkai Ishida Ghost Cigarette lit cigarette is pushed through handkerchief, using extra fake cigarette
Also published here
  • Sam Berland's "Novel Cigarette Tricks"
1974 66
Lubor Fiedler Fiedler's Cigarette Through Card
1975 70
Karl Fulves Chop Chop "Two Minute Mysteries"
finger chopper, two-phase routine
Inspired by
  • "Banamputation" (John Sayer, Genii, Feb. 1946)
  • "Dull Chopper" (Frank V. Taylor, Sphinx, Dec. 1952)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6)
Harry Lorayne The Asbestos-Handkerchief Routine cigarette does not burn handkerchief with coin in it, then cigarette through handkerchief with paper cover
1977 252
Don England Cigarette Through Card
1981 37
Roy Baker Cigarette Through Handkerchief Baker Style Uses feke made from plastic tube
1983 11
Tom Mullica Hank-Foolery cigarette through handkerchief, handkerchief set-up with eight glasses that hold it flat
Inspired by 1984 180
Fred Kaps Encore lit cigarette through silk, hole in silk
1986 24
T. Page Wright Move Number Two lit cigarette penetrates knee via false transfer
1991 30
Victor J. Peacock Move Number Eleven lit cigarette through silk
Also published here
  • Magic Wand Quarterly, Mar/May 1925
1991 43
Durch die Knie
Nov. 1993
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 2)
Vanni Bossi Cig Assembly torn signed cigarette pieces penetrate table, restoration
1995 13
Karl Fulves Smoke/Silver "A routine for the cigarette thru quarter"
cigarette and quarter held between first finger and thumb of both hands, the hands link and unlink
Related to 1996
Underworld (Issue 4)
Nelson Hahne Cigarette Through Handkerchief
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 26 No. 7, Sep. 1927
Oct. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 10)
David Ben Bad Habits cigarette through bottle cap
2003 19
Joaquín Navajas Cigarrillos ideas with cigarettes, cigarette through hand
2019 171