160 entries in Ball / "Small" Ball
  
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Unknown Of the ball, and the manner of legierdemaine therewith, also notable feats with one or diverse balles magic with small balls
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown To make a little ball swell in your hand till it be verie great one or more small balls taken into other hand and become big there, shuttle pass
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown How to rap a wag upon the knuckles sucker gag in which spectator is rapped on hand
Related to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown False Transfer
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown Another one ball split in two
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 17
Unknown Another ball travels from hand to hand
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 17
Unknown How to rap a Wag on the knuckles sucker gag in which spectator is rapped on knuckles
Related to The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 20
Unknown How to make a great Ball seem to come through a Table into a Cup from bottom of table to under cup after spectator checked the cup by himself
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 15
Unknown Other very pretty tricks with Bals "Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket" precursor, one phase
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 16
Unknown The Cone, or Skittle also "La quille", cone with shell changes place with ball under paper cone cover, also with larger cone and orange
Modern Magic 360
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Decanter and the Crystal Balls clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, two methods
Related to Modern Magic 426
Unknown Pass 1 right hand classic palm, fake transfer to left (described with coin but for all small objects)
Modern Magic 147
Professor Hoffmann The Chameleon Ball small ball changes color multiple times
More Magic 274
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie third part, on holding the hand correctly when a larger object is apparently in it
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 129
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie fourth part, more on the false transfer
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 145
Unknown Das Changieren false transfer, multiple methods with different props
Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 139
Professor Hoffmann The Crystal Balls (Improved Method) clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, detailed routine
Related toAlso published here Later Magic 602
Professor Hoffmann The Crystal Balls (Improved Method) clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, detailed routine
Also published here Magical Titbits 55
Tom Sellers A New Cigarette Sleight cigarette rolls over back of hand into other hand, false transfer
More Secrets 3
Tom Sellers The Floating Bullet steel ball floats on water
Quick Tricks 22
Unknown The Vanish
Greater Magic 659
Franklin M. Chapman Disintegrosphere bottle with small steel ball in it vanishes from under handkerchief, rattle of ball can be heard until last moment
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Franklin M. Chapman Crystal Gag Hollow Glass Ball, fills with smoke under silk
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 2) 4
Stanley Collins Transit Spheres four small balls travel from hand to hand
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 567
Jack Blades Balls and Ribbons from the Mouth Routine ping pong balls and ribbon from mouth routine
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 28
T.J. Crawford Under the Pan four balls travel from under four plastic pans under one
My Best 200
Earl Morgan The Earl Morgan Floating Ball (Vest Pocket Style)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 18
Stanley Collins Marbles And Marvels marbles reappear in hand and turn to potatoes in the end
Related to My Best 199
John Scarne Classic Ball Routine
Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Dai Vernon Vanish put-type
Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 75
Wally Dean Deanball drop ball vanish
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 202) 806
Edward Marlo Three Ball Routine "same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges"
Related to Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 9
Bruce Elliott The Eternal Cups and Balls three cups, with two in the hand one in the pocket sequence
Classic Secrets of Magic 176
John Scarne, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Ben Dalgin Spheroid Skulduggery balls appear, split and change into small skull then into igger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket
Top Secrets of Magic 57
Unknown Shuttle Pass
Top Secrets of Magic 60
Unknown Push Through Drop Vanish
Top Secrets of Magic 58
Dai Vernon Three Ball Transposition classic effect with silk as table and pop-up-move
Variations The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 61
Dave Ossip, Irving M. Lewis Three Small Balls on handkerchief stretched between spectators
26 Originals 13
North Bigbee, Al Baker Ball and Glass
Inspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 374) 325
Alan Brown, Al Baker The Borgia Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 133 for suggestion by David Harrell
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 119
John Benzais 4-D Ball Trick three balls vanish one by one, reappear
Variations The Best of Benzais 52
Arthur Setterington Joe's Master Mystery five colored balls in a bowl, one color is selected all the other balls vanish, three methods
The Joe Smith Mysteries 15
Kirk Stiles Ballabout one-ball routine with small ball, it is pressed flat as climax
Epilogue (Issue 5) 35
E. Leslie May Nelson's Column three people choose colored balls, performer knows who has which and has it predicted
HEX! 54
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Chink-A-Chink Simplified with four small balls
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 118
Kirk Stiles Odd Venusian Family rubber balls appear with weird story line
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 263
Oscar Pladek A Modern Chinese Marvel "two in the hand, one in the pocket" routine, credit information on the plot, with pop-up move, five phases
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 611
Edward Marlo On the Roll-Up Move pop-up move information, see references
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 679
Oscar Pladek Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel reply to Ed Marlo's letter on p. 679
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 695
Unknown Simple Switch for small objects
Amedeo's Continental Magic 33
Sam Aaronson The Basic Sleight false transfer
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Amedeo Vacca Never Say Die! two in the hand one in the pocket
Amedeo's Continental Magic 44
Edward Marlo Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel reply to Oscar Pladek
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 726
Herb Zarrow, John E. Mintz Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel more credit claims
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 757
Al Schneider Basic Vanish very clear instructions, also possible with other small objects
Al Schneider On Coins 6
Slydini Third Routine ball vanishes, appears, repeat
The Best of Slydini ...and More 46
Slydini A Direct Palm with Checkpoints
The Best of Slydini ...and More 23
Frank Garcia Veil of Darkness with handkerchief
The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 159
Punx Indisches Märchen pearl necklace is cut and restored, pearls travel to hand and necklace enlarge
Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 25
Arthur Setterington Diception ball vanishes in a tube between two dice
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 408
Jerry Mentzer Impromptu Three Ball Routine three paper balls
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 103
Stephen Minch Fly-Catcher plastic flies in amber-colored plastic, two in the hands and one in the pocket routine, plastic frog finale
Creations of a Magical Madman 49
Jim Cozzens Two in the Hand is Worth Three on the Table two in one hand and one in the other hand
Innovative Magic No. 1 4
Frank Garcia Requirements basic props and moves for Thee Balls & Net Routines
The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 10
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz' Secret Move move for routine
The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 19
Frank Garcia The "Frank Garcia" Routine
The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 22
Romaine The Perplexing Persian Pearls
  • The Production
    - The 'Split' To Two
    - The Table Transposition
    - The Pocket Transposition
    - The Split To Three
    - First Three Ball Transposition
    - Second Three Ball Transposition
    - Hiding Them In The Sand
    - Finding Them In The Sand
    - The Fourth Dimension
    - Plucking From The Air, The Stroke
    - Eyes And Ears
    - The Gambling Game
The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 45
Dr. Jacob Daley Chromo-Spheres different colored balls, including variation by Frank Garcia
Variations The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 76
Frank Garcia Practice makes Perfect on the pop-up move
The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 21
Lewis Ganson Solid Dust appearance of some small balls
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 15
Derek Dingle Roll Your Own cigarette produced, broken in three parts, they change into three balls, back to single cigarette
Inspired by
  • routine from Coe Norton lecture, ca. 1968
The Chronicles (Issue 19) 1245
Frank Garcia The "Garcia" Master Vanish Moves false transfer for small ball
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 24
Unknown The Finger Palm with steel ball
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 82
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method One false transfer
The Chop Cup Book 49
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method Two wand pushed through fist with ball
The Chop Cup Book 53
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon False Transfer from One Hand to the Other
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 13
Lewis Ganson The Extra Ball Principle in Practice
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 8
Lewis Ganson The Climax foreign object as climax
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Gerald Kosky How Many? dice routine
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Lewis Ganson The Hand over Hand Move showing hands and balls while hiding extra ball
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 14
Unknown Sweet Trick sugar cubes appear, two in the hand... routine, jumbo sugar cube finale
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 17
Dai Vernon, Lewis Ganson Bells classic effect with silk as table and pop-up-move
Inspired by Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 23
Lewis Ganson Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 29
Ken De Courcy A Routine for Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 29
Lewis Ganson Other Routines using other props for "Two in the hands..." routines
  • Cigarettes
  • Matches
  • Coins
  • Dice
  • Miniature Models
  • Toys
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 32
Paul Harris Biological Vanish small rubber ball transforms into finger tip
Variations Close-up Fantasies - Book I 69
David Williamson The Striking Vanish
  • Alternate Handling (closed fist)
Encore II 21
Neil See The Neil See Ball Vanish retention
The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 49
Stewart James Balldown big ball is in tube, small ball is dropped in and penetrates big ball and falls out on bottom
Arcane (Issue 10) 119
Stephen Tucker Escalier steel ball changes into marble and silver coin
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 407
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
Side Effects 14
David Williamson Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here For Your Eyes Only 25
David Williamson The Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here Striking Magic 21
Andrew Galloway The Chinese Berry Trick three balls turn into lemon as climax
The Best of Close-Up Magic 66
Turk Pipkin S'No Ball ping-pong ball vanishes as it is tossed in the air
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 116
Max Malini, Charlie Miller, Frederick Braue A Deceptive Palm for the Cups and Balls false transfer, detailed, "It should be again stressed that the sleight must be performed very slowly, very casually"
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 8
Karrell Fox Comedy "Ball N' Rope" ping pong ball balanced on short rope, then it is seen that it is stuck to it, gag
For My Next Trick... 77
N. Kuronuma The Subliminal Switch for two small balls
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 1206
Jonathan Townsend Best Ball-Retention Pass according to Jonathan Townsend, Andrew Galloway uses a similar vanish
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 1215
Sol Stone The Chaperone two in hand, one in pocket
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 1249
Joe Givan Day of the Jack-less toy jacks appear, they and rubber ball vanish, topit
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 7) 6
Thomas Hierling False Transfer with some thoughts on false transfers
New Wave Close-Up 25
Daryl Martinez The Bell of the Ball steel ball and bell are fused together to create a hollow ball that rings
Daryl does Den Haag 2
Daryl Martinez The Effect-Less Method after rubber ball is bounced on the floor it turns into steel
Daryl does Den Haag 24
Juan Tamariz Second Example: False transfer handling details
The Five Points in Magic 23
John Bannon Single Bullet Theory large steel bearing from paper bag after routine with small steel bearing and bag
Without 9
Michael Weber Hour Glass color changing ball
La Magie de Michael Weber 5
Gary Ouellet The Mystery of the Crystal Chamber small ball vanishes and appears in transparent plastic box
Close Up Illusions 21
Harvey Rosenthal The Retention Toss coin vanish adapted for small ball
Impossibilia 84
Gary Ouellet The Greatest Effect in Magic explanation of false transfer with a small ball
  • Practice Drill Number One: The Finger Palm
  • Practice Drill Number Two: The Closing of the Right Hand
  • The Vanish
  • Eye Movement
Close Up Illusions 15
John Bannon Single Bullet Theory large steel bearing from paper bag after routine with small steel bearing and bag
Smoke and Mirrors 79
David Williamson Striking Vanish
The Magic of Michael Ammar 16
John Carney The Thirteenth Victim bullets travel from hand to hand, presentation for marble trick
Carneycopia 259
Alexander de Cova, Roy Benson Fake Transfer described with fake egg
Ein Profi packt aus... 28
Joe Rindfleisch Three Balls Through
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 9) 2406
Paul Gertner False Transfer with steel ball
Steel and Silver 197
Harold Cataquet Re-Retention Vanish
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2531
Harry Riser French Drop Handling
Inspired by
  • Secrets of Conjuring and Magic, Robert-Houdin, p. 51
The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 24
Harold Cataquet Roll-A-Ball/Squeegee Move using pop-up-move
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 5) 2647
Milton Kort Chromo-Sphere Switch
L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 93
John Luka Chromo Balls different colored balls, with color change beginning
Inspired by L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 93
Bob Farmer Big Solid Ball Vanish ball rolled from cup into hand and seen, vanishes
Related to
  • "The Vanishing Buckeye" (Eddie Fields' Secret Diary, p. 19)
Cyclops 7
Bob King Three Ball Production
Inspired by
  • Ed Marlo One-Man Parade, Linking Ring 1960s
Related to
Private Notes 14
Milton Kort Kortospheres Three ball trick with different colored balls
Inspired by Kort 299
Milton Kort Improved Pop-Up Move Improved handling of the classic Pop-Up move for Three Ball Trick
Kort 302
Chad Long Bounce/No-Bounce Opener
Some Other Stuff... 1
John Cornelius The Jawbreakers three balls vanish one by one, reappear
Inspired by The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 123
John Cornelius False Transfer with lapping afterwards
The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 126
Christian Scherer Der angehende Zauberkünstler oder der kleine weisse Ball routine with purse frame and little ball, ball appears from frame and vanishes under handkerchief, reproduced from frame again, wand appears and eventually ball and frame disappear
Variations Kreative Magie 12
Christian Scherer Small Ball Production from Purse Frame
Kreative Magie 13
John Carney, Dai Vernon The French Drop
The Book of Secrets 251
Ron Bauer Fake Put Sequence Take Vanish vs. Put Vanish (Charlie Miller), En Route Principle
Dixie 18
John Carney Three Ball Vanish
The Book of Secrets 133
John Carney Off the Vine using grapes
The Book of Secrets 248
Al Baker Ball and Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass, clever
Variations The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 537
David Acer High Invisibility Ball vanishes and reappears held between two fingers visually
Random Acts of Magic 251
Unknown The Classic (False) Pass
Street Cups and Balls 44
Unknown The French Drop
Street Cups and Balls 47
Stewart James Balldown Small metal ball penetrates through larger wooden ball held snugly inside a tube
Also published here
  • Handwritten notes, November 10 1929
The Essential Stewart James 13
Robert E. Neale The Five Gifts of Life Five different objects in hand, four are removed and placed in pocket, last object vanishes from hand.

Has packet trick variation where the last card becomes blank
This Is Not a Book 8
Oliver Meech Trampolining Ball bounces on drawing of trampoline on business card - doesn't bounce when picture is a broken trampoline
Plot Twists 66
Tom Stone Wooing Annette idea for blocking balls-and-net routine
Vortex 115
David (Foote) Drake The Steel Balls three steel balls diminish in number but increase in size, large ball remains
The F.F.F.F. Book 71
Roberto Giobbi The Rossini Insight "It's Better to Take Than to Put", on false transfers
Confidences 139
David Williamson Striking Vanish
Calculated Chaos 19
Christian Scherer Magisches Minigolf three golf balls vanish and appear under a bowl with a hole, then they appear in the box they were extracted in the beginning, with collapsible golf club as magic wand, crazy golf presentation
Schlaglichter 376
Christian Scherer Die Kraft des Qi two in the hand one in the pocket with Baoding Balls, then a big ball appears just to vanish under a handkerchief
Schlaglichter 60
Christian Scherer Das Becherspiel als Salonkunststück general remarks on the Cups and Balls
  • Der Handlungsablauf beim Becherspiel
  • Die Struktur (structure)
  • Der Vortrag (patter)
  • Die Becher (cups)
  • Die Kugeln (balls)
  • Der Zauberstab (wand)
  • Der Tisch (table)
  • Die Tischoberfläche (table surface)
  • Die Handhabung der Becher (handling of the cups)
  • Die falsche Übergabe (false transfer of a ball)
  • Die Ladung (loads)
  • Das Platzieren der Ladungen (placement of loads in pockets)
  • Die Ladetechnik (loading technique)
  • Die Ladung vor den Blicken der Zuschauer verbergen (hiding the loads)
  • Indirektes Laden (indirect loads)
  • Das Abstellen der geladenen Becher (putting cups with loads on the table)
Schlaglichter 175
Christian Scherer Die Vierte Dimension portal presentation for three ball routine / balls and net, with two in the hands elements
Die Vierte Dimension 4
Johnny Thompson Retention Vanish of Ball false transfer
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 21
David Williamson, Johnny Thompson Covered Striking Vanish
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 92
Danny Dew Danny Dew Final Vanish of the balls, ditch in breast pocket
Related to The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 32
Edward Marlo The Two-Ball Pop-Up Move
Related to
  • Linking Ring, Vol. 37 No. 4
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 150
Camilo Vázquez Balls to Egg Finish as finale for a "Balls in the Net" routine, any item in egg size is produced
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 158
Johnny Thompson Balls in the Net with credit information, Silent Mora, Ed Marlo, Oscar Pladek, David Roth
  • Phase I
  • Phase II: The Repeat
  • Phase III: Pocket to the Hand
  • Phase IV: Twice to Pocket
  • Phase V: The Three Ball Vanish
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 147
Christian Scherer Einleitung on the origin of the routine
Die Vierte Dimension 3
Christian Scherer Der Pop up Move
Die Vierte Dimension 4
Christian Scherer Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu three steel balls are removed from a box, penetrate a transparent silk one by one and then they vanish just to be found in the box again
Inspired by
  • Lou Serrano's "Steel Ball Routine"
Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu 3
Christian Scherer Three Steel Balls Through Silk one by one
Related to Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu 7