594 entries in Cup
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Unknown To make a pot or anie such thing standing fast on the cupboard, to fall downe thense by vertue of words stooge with thread
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown How to conveie (with words or charmes) the corne conteined in one box into an other previous box used to vanish grains, it reappears in bell type box that has grains behind leather separater that drops down when set hard on table (chop cup like)
Related to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXI) 193
Unknown Cups & Balls Sequences phases and sequences with balls and cups or candle holders, saltseller covers, ...
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown Boxes to change Graine box with false bottom and layer of grains glued on it, turned over for transformation or vanish, also appearance in bell type box
Related to The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 32
Unknown Palming Small Balls
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 8
Unknown Apparently Swallowing Ball after false transfer
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 10
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 Of the Play of the Balls
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 7
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
Professor Hoffmann The Cups and Balls introduction
Modern Magic 271
Professor Hoffmann General Comments on structure and presentation
Modern Magic 278
Unknown 1. To Palm the Ball three methods
Modern Magic 273
Unknown 2. To Reproduce the Palmed Ball at the End of the Fingers
Modern Magic 274
Unknown To Reproduce a Ball from the Wand
Modern Magic 276
Unknown To Return a Ball into the Wand
Modern Magic 277
Unknown 3. To Secretly Introduce the Palmed Ball under the Cup
Modern Magic 275
Unknown 4. To Simulate the Action of Placing a Ball under a Cup
Modern Magic 276
Unknown To Pass one Cup through another
Modern Magic 277
Unknown Cups and Balls Routine Pass I. Having Placed a Ball under each Cup, to draw it out again without Lifting the Cup
Pass II. To make a Ball Travel invisibly from Cup to Cup
Pass III. Having placed a Ball under each of the end Cups, to make them pass successively under the Middle Cup
Pass IV. Having placed two Balls under the Middle Cup, to make them pass under the two Outer Ones
Pass V. To pass three Balls in succession under One Cup
Pass VI. To place three Balls one after the other upon the top of one of the Cups, and to make them fall through the Cup on to the Table
Pass VII. To pass three Balls in succession upwards through the Table into one of the Cups
Pass VIII. To pass two Balls in succession from one Cup to another without touching them
Pass IX. To make three Balls in succession pass under the Middle Cup
Pass X. The "Multiplication" Pass
Pass XI. To Transform the Small Balls to Larger Ones
Pass XII. To again Transform the Balls to still Larger Ones
Modern Magic 279
Camill Bihler Der verschwundene Ring "Ein Gesellschaftsscherz"
cup upside down on table, borrowed finger ring wrapped in paper and put on bottom of cup and burned, ring is found underneath cup
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 172
Martignoni Der schwarze Wollball compressible pompom ball load, starting out under arm or on thread, advantages of sponge balls listed
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 58
Martignoni Martignoni's Billardspiel I. Ausführung
routine with ball and cup, shell
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 25
Carl Willmann Der magische Becher cup filled with grains or something, vanishes or changes into silk, Boston box principle
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 53
Clement de Lion Ein Würfelkunststück die vanishes in dice cup and reappears, match stuck inside cup to keep the die in place
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9) 143
Unknown Method of Palming the Ball small ball
The Modern Conjurer 183
Unknown To Hold the Ball whilst conveying under Cups
The Modern Conjurer 184
Charles Bertram The Cups and Balls
The Modern Conjurer 183
Carl Willmann Willmann's magische Kaffeetasse coffee poured in cup on saucer transforms into confetti or something else
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 7) 104
Laurie Ireland The Cup and Balls including moves
  • Pass
  • To load the ball under the cup from the finger palm
  • To pass the ball into the left hand
  • The Palm
Related toAlso published here Ireland Writes a Book 33
Laurie Ireland Cups and Balls Moves and Ideas including moves
  • Finger Palm
  • Finger Palm curled in
  • To pass a ball
  • To pass a ball to left hand
  • To pass a ball under cup
  • The Crotch Palm
  • To raise a cup that is really empty and show a ball under it
  • To raise a cup with a ball under it without exposing the ball
  • To change a small ball to a large one
  • New surprises with loads
  • Servante for Cups and Balls
Related to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934) 4
Laurie Ireland Cups and Dollar Bills with rolled up bills
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 6
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 1 of ongoing series
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 235
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 2, discussing props, servante, misdirection
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 241
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 3, palming methods
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 248
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 4, moves with balls, wand, cups
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 254
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 5
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 39) 260
Unknown Egg Cups and Pellets alternative props for cups & balls
The Magic Annual for 1937 94
John Northern Hilliard The Cups and Balls The Wand
The Balls
The Cups
Greater Magic 658
Unknown Loading a Cup tip over load
Greater Magic 660
Unknown Removing a Ball Secretly from Under a Cup
Greater Magic 660
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 6
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 266
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 7
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 282
Unknown Routine
Greater Magic 661
Dr. Jacob Daley Dr. Jacob Daley's Cup and Ball Routine
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 332
Laurie Ireland No-Sleight Sponge Ball Method
Greater Magic 663
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 8
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 288
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 9
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 43) 293
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 10
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 302
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 11
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 45) 308
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 12, including
- The Travelling Sugar
- Four Paper Balls and Plates
- The Walnut Shells and Pea
- Thimble Rigging
- Chinese Marbles
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 314
R. M. Jamison Illusive Cups-Balls Opening
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
Unknown Sleight for the Cups and Balls cup on spectator's hand, ball travels underneath
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 73
Charlie Miller My Cups and Bills three coffee cups and rolled up bills
Also published here Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 12) 2
Charlie Miller Penetration of Cup with Ball
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 12) 3
Tom Sellers Silks From Confetti confetti in cups transform into ribbons
Condensed Conjuring 4
Unknown Vanishing Coffee Steam steam suddenly stops
After the Dessert 12
Harlan Tarbell The Cups and Balls three cups, with several sleights
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 157
Walter B. Gibson Confetti of Cathay three cups, one filled with confetti, confetti vanishes and travels to another, published under Hee Foo You
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 35
Edward Marlo Foo Dice Cup cup for switching dice
Shoot the Works 24
Jean Hugard Cups and Bills with rolled up bills and cups, three final loads
Related to Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 17
Tom Sellers Cups and Balls Notion water finale for cups and balls
Magical Mixture 7
Unknown The Finger-Grip palm of a ball
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 17
Unknown To Load a Bill under a Cup
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 17
T.J. Crawford Under the Pan four balls travel from under four plastic pans under one
My Best 200
Franklin V. Taylor Taylor's Cups and Balls three cups, gaffed, thread and sponge, gimmicked possibility to make a ball appear under a cup
VariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 75) 304
M. E. Faber Triple Climax to Cups & Balls red sponge balls and golf balls with shell
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 23
Victor Farelli Introduction - History of the Cups and Balls
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 10
Victor Farelli Bibliography of the Cups and Balls
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 91
Unknown Thumb Palm of ball, brief
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 41
John Ramsay Passing the Wand Through the Cups
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 44
John Ramsay Loading a Small Ball under the Left Cup
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 54
John Ramsay John Ramsay's Cups and Balls with two cups, large balls and paper streamer as climax
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 37
John Ramsay Secret Introduction of a Large Ball Under Left Cup
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 58
John Ramsay Secret Introduction of a Tomato under that Cup
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 63
Dai Vernon Vanish put-type
Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 75
Dai Vernon Impromptu Cups and Balls
Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 69
U. F. Grant Cups and Balls Finale small cups, one filled with drink
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 14
Tommy Vanderschmidt Gone Ball ball vanishes from under cup and appears in pocket, then ball penetrates handkerchief
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1111
Unknown, Johnny Paul Cup Through Cup Move with variation by Johnny Paul
Classic Secrets of Magic 204
Bruce Elliott The Eternal Cups and Balls three cups, with two in the hand one in the pocket sequence
Classic Secrets of Magic 176
Franklin V. Taylor Taylor's Cups and Balls three cups, gaffed, thread and sponge, gimmicked possibility to make a ball appear under a cup
Also published here Classic Secrets of Magic 187
Charlie Miller Cups and Balls three coffee cups and rolled up bills
Related toAlso published here Classic Secrets of Magic 192
Ande Furlong, Joe Berg Cups and Balls
Classic Secrets of Magic 199
Unknown Penetration of Cup with Ball
Also published here Classic Secrets of Magic 196
Edward Marlo Marlo's Move with sponge balls, sequence
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 78
"Senator" Clark Crandall "Senator" Clark Crandall's Cup and Balls one cup and three balls, no magnet
Related to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 39
Harlan Tarbell Flower Pots and Oranges cups and balls with flower pots and small oranges, inflatable melon final load
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 48
Bob Tucker Sequin Balls designing balls for final loads with sequins
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 40
Lewis Ganson Moves with the Bags and Balls 1. The basic move
2. To show a bag empty when it contains a ball
3. Loading a ball secretly into a bag
4. Loading from the pocket
5. Production of a glass of wine
Unconventional Magic 16
James G. Thompson Jr., Franklin V. Taylor Cups and Balls
  • Taylor's Cups and Balls Variation
  • Cups and Balls, classic routine with three cups
  • Benson Bowl Routine Variation
Inspired by Top Secrets of Magic 93
Lewis Ganson Bags of Everything cups and balls with felt bags
Unconventional Magic 15
Harlan Tarbell An Empty Cup Fills with Milk with two cups
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 196
Harlan Tarbell Milk Multiplication with cups
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 196
Harlan Tarbell Multiplying Corn Flakes and Milk rice bowls variation with cups
Related to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 197
Harlan Tarbell An Emergency Servante
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 197
Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief
Related toVariations The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 197
Dai Vernon, Silent Mora The Vanish of a Ball whilst Spinning the Wand
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 137
Charlie Miller Charles Miller's "Cups and Balls Move" penetration of cup with ball
Also published here The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 188
Dai Vernon The Cups and Balls
Related toVariations The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 125
Bob Lewis Cups and Balls Idea
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 347) 215
Alex Elmsley Cups and Balls salt as final load
Also published here Low Cunning 3
U. F. Grant Lilly - Levi knife in paper cup, knife is held and cup remains suspended
Related to
  • Stewart James in Tops, April, 1940.
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 231
The Amazing Maurice ESP Tumblers chip is placed under any cup, performer divines where
Still More Miracles in Mentalism 18
Charlie Miller, Max Malini Cups and Balls tip
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 74
Max Malini Malini's Cups and Balls short comment
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 74
Max Malini, Charlie Miller Chicks chicks from Cups & Balls, chicks from eggs
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 74
Edward Marlo Chop Cup Idea using an additional magnet
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 366) 292
David Price Hocus Pocus with Chop Cup not the collector David Price, Chop Cup routine
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 47
Milton Kort Fake Load Pretend to put ball under cup
Kort Is Now In Session 42
Milton Kort Turn Over Load Secretly load ball in cup by turning it mouth down
Kort Is Now In Session 43
Milton Kort One Hand Cup Turnover Flourish for turning cup over
Kort Is Now In Session 43
Milton Kort Two Hand Cup Turnover Flourish for turning cup over
Kort Is Now In Session 44
Eugene Gloye Further Routines with Fan-Ta-Cups
  • A Novel Routine with Fan-Ta-Cups
Related to The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 367) 296
Milton Kort Cups and Balls in Miniature Cups and Balls routine done with plastic cups and balls
Kort Is Now In Session 41
Milton Kort Chromo Cups and Balls Cups and balls with three different colored cups and balls
Kort Is Now In Session 53
Eugene Gloye Fan-Ta-Cups cups to make balls appear during the routine
Related to The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 365) 287
Edward Marlo Jam It short cups and balls routine, small ball jammed into top of cup
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 366) 291
Frank Sauer Loads of Fun loading technique, seated
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 44
U. F. Grant Infallible Prediction ping pong ball is placed under one of three cups, different colors, prediction
Variations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 405
Karl Fulves Infallible Prediction Variation golf ball placed in one of three cups, prediction in form of a second ball in chosen cup
Inspired byRelated to The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 395/396) 408
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideas
Inspired byRelated toVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 416
Edward Marlo Cups and Balls three cup routines, no extra ball
Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 18
Milton Kort Paul Fox Coin Cups Routine coins penetrate cup and hand, then cup penetrates and coins remain
The New Modern Coin Magic 495
Al Koran Note Under Cup bill put under one of three cups, performer know which one
Variations Al Koran's Professional Presentations 127
Horace E. Bennett, Larry Jennings Cup Loading Move with a handkerchief
Related to The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 119
Charlie Miller Cups and Balls tips, ideas and theory
Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 9
Phoa Yan Tiong Rice Bowl and Balls two final loads under bowl
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 310
Tony Cole A Three Cup Routine with sponge balls, billiard ball loads
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 138
Arthur Setterington Joe Smith - Hypnotist paper ball travels from pocket to under cup, the third time it changes color
The Joe Smith Mysteries 6
Dan Tong Cup & Three Balls three phase routine, see p. 200 for reference
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 174
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller Move
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 207
Roy Walton Ghost Cup addition for cup-through-cup sequence
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 221
Alex Elmsley Cups & Balls salt production as finale, see also p. 206
Related to
  • suggestion by Jules Conway on p. 216
Also published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 203
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen One Cup - Two Balls chop cup, two large balls as climax
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 130
David Berglas, Lewis Ganson, Ralph W. Hull The Master Move For 'The Homing Ball' moves for ball and cone
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 182
Kirk Stiles Cop Out one-cup routine performed on left hand, using silk and second cup
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 279
Unknown Bounce Steal card thrown under cup stolen, actually page 298A
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 298
Unknown Reverse Spin Steal actually page 298A
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 298
Edward G. Brown A Routine for the Cups & Balls
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 6) 251
Edward G. Brown Cups & Balls part 2, see p. 265 for further references
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 259
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Cups And Balls using servante, actually page 298A
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 298
David Berglas, Alex Elmsley The Cups and Balls billiard balls as final loads
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 192
Peter Alexis Cup & Ball Techniques
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 367
Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief
Expanded Lecture Notes 18
Bob Zraick Zraick's Chop Cup Move
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 79
Karl Fulves Visible Penetration ball through cup
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 362
Unknown Tipover Move loading move
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 367
Peter Alexis Clip Steal ball stolen from top of cup as another cup is put onto it
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 368
Peter Alexis Delayed Lapping Move ball lapped from cup
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 368
Unknown Galloping Post sequence with cups and ball
Related to
  • Modern Magic Manual (Jean Hugard)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 369
Ger Copper Cups and Balls sponge balls
  • ball vanishes between two stacked cups
  • showing tabled cup empty despite a ball being underneath
  • dropping classic palmed ball into upright cup when reaching to wand
Magic from Holland 4
Dai Vernon Cups and Balls Routine
Expanded Lecture Notes 3
Peter Alexis Canterbury Cups with various sleights and loads
Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 359
Peter Alexis Routine very short two-cup routine with final load
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 368
Al Baker Cups & Balls routine via John Braun, H. Adrian Smith, Lou Tannen
eight phases
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 381
Frank Pongrac Tips various ideas
  • Snkae Drawer Box
  • Blooming Stooge, German Sealed Milk Glass & Baker Shaker combination
  • Multiplying Billiard Balls & Cups and Balls combination
  • idea for Allerton's Aspirin Box
Inspired by Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 137
Gene Nielsen Coffee to Go filled coffee cup through table under napkin
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 17) 83
Steve Spillman 39c Routine chop cup with Oriental ceramic cup
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 26) 128
Paul Swinford A Chop Cup Routine with small opaque glass as part of routine
Related to Lecture Notes 1
Stewart Judah, John Braun Stewart Judah's Cups & Balls "An Article by John Braun"
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 408
Sam Leo Horowitz Cups and Balls six phases, see also p. 476
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, September 1938
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 454
George Johnstone Coffee Float! floating coffee cup
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 58) 288
Fred Kaps, Larry Jennings Combination. Larry Jenning's One Cup-Three Ball & Chop Cup Routine
Related to Fred Kaps Lecture 3
David Lederman Thimbles & Pea cups and balls routine with thimbles and pea, sponge ball final loads
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 187
Horace Goldin, Frank Garcia Horace Goldin's Cup & Ball Move ball vanishes when two cups are banged together with ball between them, see also p. 815 for comment by Roger Crabtree
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 635
Karl Fulves Cup & Ball Technique
  • Cup & Ball Opener
three balls placed under three cups gather under one cup, no extra ball
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 641
Karl Fulves Cup & Ball Technique
  • Three To Go
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 646
Karl Fulves Cup & Ball Technique
  • The Close Out
four phases, cup penetrates table as finale
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 657
Karl Fulves Cup & Ball Technique
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 791
Don Nielsen Dice Cup dice chop cup, used for visual die through cup
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 821
Sam Aaronson The Basic Sleight false transfer
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Pete Biro Cup Chop
  • The Karate Acquitment
showing cup empty despite ball underneath
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 723
Sam Aaronson The Basic Loading Move
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Karl Fulves Speedball featuring hand-to-hand transfer of ball with cup
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 791
Unknown Loading Move
The Penultimate Cups & Balls 6
Sam Aaronson Cups and Balls see also p. 780 for note by Mike Rogers, p. 863 for Al Cohn credit by Richard Stride, p. 1053 for comment by Milton Tropp
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Bob Read The Penultimate Cups and Balls humorous routine, three different cups, with smashed watch and wandering tip wand
The Penultimate Cups & Balls 2
Tony Shiels The Summer Cups personal anecdotes
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 127
Scotty York Fake Wand-Spin Vanish
Cups & Balls 7
Scotty York The Basic Move hiding a big ball in the cup
Cups & Balls 3
Unknown Cup through Cup with ball hidden
Cups & Balls 6
Scotty York, Larry Jennings Center of the Mat Cup Load Jennings' loading sequence without the handkerchief
Related to Cups & Balls 12
Sam Leo Horowitz Two Tumblers and a Coin - Horowitz Cup through cup standard illusion, but with coin inside one of the cups
Magic With Faucett Ross 153
Scotty York The "X-Rated" Cups and Balls Routine three cups, no loads from pockets, seated
Cups & Balls 1
Scotty York The "Technicolor X-Rated" Cups and Balls with different colored balls
Cups & Balls 13
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon Cups and Balls Based on Vernon's routine with different endings
Magic With Faucett Ross 135
Max Malini A Malini Note on his cups and ball routine, glasses wrapped in newspaper
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 974
Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay, Bob Ostin Off the Handle
Related to Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 234
Karrell Fox Cup and Saucery gag in which the cup on a saucer almost drops on spectator but is held in place with a finger through the handle
Clever.... Like a Fox 199
Dai Vernon The Cone, Ball and Handkerchief short comments
The First California Lecture 10
Frank Garcia The Soft Chop-Chop or You Don't Have to Be Chinese to Do This Trick chop cup routine with sponge balls, magnet in sponge
The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 173
Paul Harris Bayberry Bag Swindle chop cup routine with paper bag and paper ball loads
Also published here The Magic of Paul Harris 3
Ian Baxter My Cup Flippeth Over throwing a loaded cup from hand to hand
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 298
Dai Vernon Cups and Balls "short, very direct Cups and Balls routine"
The First California Lecture 8
Al Cohn Cups & Balls five phases, see p. 1053 for comment by Milton Tropp
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 940
Patrick Page The Cups and Balls three cups
The Big Book of Magic 124
David Berglas Cups and Balls using sleeving
David Berglas Lecture 9
Gene Nielsen Menta-Coin coin in one of four cups is moved in steps
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 192) 958
Gene Nielsen, Bascom Jones Psi-Cup '3' question written on paper and hidden under one of three cups, question is answered and paper located
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 194) 968
Aldo Colombini The Cups and Balls
  • The Colombini Presentation
  • Requirements
  • Set-Up
  • Getting Ready
  • Performance
Colombini's Cups and Balls 7
Larry Jennings The Larry Jennings Chop Cup Routine
Related toVariations Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 57
David Carré Impromptu Cup & Ball impromptu chop cup with a mug
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6) 370
Barry Govan Cup and Ball Trio one cup and three balls, four phases
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 121
Unknown Beer Can Routine bottomless beer can for cup and three balls (rolled-up bills) routine
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 139
Unknown The Optical Move showing cups empty
Colombini's Cups and Balls 10
Aldo Colombini The Can-Can Move hiding balls in cup, while tossing them from hand to hand
Colombini's Cups and Balls 12
Aldo Colombini The Tilt Move tilting the cup from another cup, stealing a ball
Colombini's Cups and Balls 12
Aldo Colombini The Flying Catch ball is dropped from cup and caught under it, hiding other balls
Colombini's Cups and Balls 14
Charlie Miller Miller's Penetration
Colombini's Cups and Balls 18
Aldo Colombini The Balls Penetrate Two Cups
Colombini's Cups and Balls 19
Aldo Colombini The Ultimate Vanish ball vanishes by hitting two cups against it
Colombini's Cups and Balls 20
Dai Vernon Cups and Balls without wand, five phases
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #7) 997
Stephen Minch Cups and Flies balls change into plastic flies one by one, plastic spider final load and bug aerosol can
Creations of a Magical Madman 53
Tommy Wonder Cups and Balls two cup routine
Related to Jos Bema - Lecture 12
Aldo Colombini The Travelling Balls
Colombini's Cups and Balls 15
Aldo Colombini Ball Through Table, Hand and Cups
Colombini's Cups and Balls 16
Aldo Colombini The Final Load
Colombini's Cups and Balls 22
Aldo Colombini The Climax three large balls appear
Colombini's Cups and Balls 25
Bill Coomer Stay Up coffee cup clings to hand
The Chronicles (Issue 9) 1154
Karl Fulves (E) Cup Gaff thin cup shell, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 24) 94
David Carré, Larry Jennings One Potato Two Patato
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 543
Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff UnCanny chop cup routine with can which is resealed at the end
Variations Las Vegas Close-Up 10
Karl Fulves Random Walk on Op-Trik, Bob Fitch, coin banks that look like cans, chop cup with dollar bill cone
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 24) 91
John F. Mendoza The Chop Cup
The Book of John 105
Fred Kaps, Larry Jennings Kombination - Larry Jenning's Chop-Cup Routine mit einem Becher und drei Bällen
Related to Fred Kaps Lecture 4
Frank Garcia Double Post stacked cups, ball secretly between, cups dragged down on table with balls underneath
Inspired by
  • "Galloping Post" (Hugard's Modern Magic Manual, 1939, p. 130, item 4)
The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1076
Francis Carlyle The Cups and Balls baby chicks as final loads
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 132
Barry Nelson The Flash Cups very short routine (one minute) that ends with final loads
The Book of John 116
Horace E. Bennett With a Grain of Salt salt finale
Inspired by On Your Feet 71
Frank Garcia A Lesson on the 'Cups and Ball' outline of routine, very brief
Lecture Notes — No. 1 11
Francis Carlyle "Proposition" Bet exploiting optical illusion of cup design
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 115
Frank Garcia The Oldest Deception comments
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 15
Frank Garcia Further Ideas and Reflections
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 103
Frank Garcia, Max Malini Magical Odd Facts About the Cups and Balls, Ideas and Further "Reflections" about Malini's Cups and Balls
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 114
Francis Carlyle Francis Carlyle's Patter Introduction to Cups and Balls
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 116
John Northern Hilliard Some Great Quotes by the Late John Northern Hilliard who wrote "Greater Magic"
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 119
Mark Wilson The Cup
The Chop Cup Book 3
Karl Fulves, Slydini Notes Slydini on Okito box magic, Cups & Balls and card tricks
The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1238
Mark Wilson Introduction
The Chop Cup Book 1
Mark Wilson The Simplex Routine
The Chop Cup Book 5
Mark Wilson A Simplex Variation with color changing ball
The Chop Cup Book 17
Mark Wilson The Final Load from lap
The Chop Cup Book 25
Mark Wilson The Multiplication Cup ball multiplies into 4 balls during routine
The Chop Cup Book 31
Mark Wilson One Cup - Three Balls
The Chop Cup Book 57
Earl Nelson The Nelson Chop Cup Routine
The Chop Cup Book 71
Alan Wakeling The Pseudo Cup ungaffed cup, with sponges
The Chop Cup Book 87
John F. Mendoza "Big Load" Technique for chop cup, dice stacking, ...
Close-up Presentations 23
John F. Mendoza On the Solid Block Climax to chop cup type routines
Close-up Presentations 79
Frank Garcia Passing a Wand Through 3 Nested Cups
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 105
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
Frank Garcia The "Scoop" or "Lift Up" Move showing cup empty despite ball
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 34
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The "Galloping Post" Move
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 35
Charlie Miller Miller's Drop Through Move
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 51
Horace Goldin "Click" Move ball vanishes between to cups that are banged together
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 61
Paul Gertner Secret Loading of a Ball Underneath a Cup with steel ball
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 82
Paul Gertner The False Load steel ball apparently placed under cup
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 84
Horace Goldin The Horace Golding Baffling Cup gaffed cup to vanish a ball under it
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 103
Unknown Cup Through Cup
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 109
Herb Morrissey Fako Move sequence for showing cups empty
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 111
Unknown To Show that a Cup is Deeper Inside than Out
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 117
Frank Garcia The Frank Garcia Million Dollar Cups and Balls Routine
  • First Phase of Frank Garcia's Routine
  • Variation on the "Oldest Deception"
  • Phase #2
  • Phase #3
  • Phase #4
  • Phase #5
  • Phase #6
  • Phase #7
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 17
Paul Gertner The Cups and Balls with Steel Ball Bearings
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 81
Sam Leo Horowitz S. Leo Horowitz's Cup & Ball Routine
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 91
Robert Parrish On Rosini's Cups & Balls Routine
Interlocutor (Issue 32) 124
Old Pop Kreiger Shower of Balls
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 65
Sam Leo Horowitz Coin Through Cup
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 106
Frank Garcia Additional Sequence
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 117
Paul Swinford, Bob Hummer Silver and Gold various parity effects (six routines) inspired by Bob Hummer's work with numbered chips and small metal cups
Arcane (Issue 2) 17
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Mathematical 3 Card Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill
Variations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 35
Bob Hummer, Al Koran 3-Cup Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 60
Bob Hummer Hummer's Mathematical Shell Game with four cups or four shells and two dice
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 78
Karl Fulves The Old 4-Shell Game different bills under four styrofoam coffee cups
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 80
Jack Kent Tillar Mental Monte bill put under one of three cups, performer know which one
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 260) 1297
Allan Hayden One-Cup Routine ungaffed cup
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 417
Danny Korem The UDT Cups and Ball Routine clean vanish of ball from cup, pendulum holdout
The Upside Down Toppit — Volume II 15
Gary Ouellet The Whoops Move vanish of a ball
The Two Goblets 28
Gary Ouellet The Cenotaph Illusion showing the cups empty
The Two Goblets 9
Gary Ouellet The Cenotaph Placement placing apparently empty cups on table
The Two Goblets 11
David Garrard Shell-Shocked! cups and balls routine with plastic egg shells and coins
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 305
Al Schneider Quickcups with magic kit cups and balls
Al Schneider On Close-Up 137
Danny Korem The Routine three cups and balls routine using pendulum holdout
The Upside Down Toppit — Volume II 16
Gary Ouellet The Two Goblets with two cups, one chop cup, three large balls as climax
The Two Goblets 4
John F. Mendoza The Cup Switch solid cup finale
John: Verse Two 93
Unknown The Tip-Off Move
The Two Goblets 14
Unknown The Put-Down Move
The Two Goblets 15
Gary Ouellet The Shameful Lapping final load move
The Two Goblets 20
Gary Ouellet The Throw-Back Technique final load move, seated
The Two Goblets 20
Bob Fitch Productions - Steals - Loads stealing from the topit, with applications
  • XII-A. Direct Steal
1) Egg on fan
2) Invisible deck
3) Cups & Balls
4) Dye Tube
5) Produce scissors
6) Balloon to Dove
7) Flames from Hands
8) Fishbowl production
9) Fountain of Silks
  • XII-B. Indirect Steal
1) Rabbit and Tray
2) Molding a Rabbit
Topit Again & Again 5
Jim Ryan Jim Ryan's Classic Cups and Balls Routine three cups, three final loads, with purse frame and sponge balls
Related to Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 1
Jim Ryan Cups for the Jim Ryan Routine
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 20
David Williamson The Striking Vanish
  • Alternate Handling (closed fist)
Encore II 21
Unknown Cup Through cup
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 4
Ray Mertz, Dai Vernon Cards & Coins Ala Cups & Balls Vernon's routine with jumbo cards and coins
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 546
Jim Ryan Bare Bones of the entire routine
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 16
Carl Brema The Cups and Balls No. 31, simple routine
Self-Working Table Magic 38
Jim Ryan The Little Finger Steal
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 1
Jim Ryan Slide Steal
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 2
Jim Ryan Phase One - Production of Balls, Display of Cups
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 4
Jim Ryan Phase Two - Two Balls Penetrate the Center Cup
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 6
Jim Ryan Phase Three - A Ball Moves around & Penetrates Upwards
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 7
Jim Ryan Phase Four - In the Spectator's Hand
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 9
Jim Ryan Phase Five - Too Many Balls
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 13
Jim Ryan Phase Six - The Great Finale
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 15
Barry Govan Las Vegas Dice one cup routine using dice instead of balls
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 629
Frank Garcia The Chop Cup Revisited using three different colored balls
The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part II 51
Bob Follmer The Orange Chop chop cup with juice can
Fork Full of Appetizers 54
John Brown Solidarity idea for Solid Cup Routine, apparently filling cup with milk
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 16
Ron Fredrick The Ron Fredrick Chop Cup Routine with small opaque glass as part of routine
Related to The Professional Routines of Ron Fredrick 35
Jim Cellini The Elevator Move
The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 94
Unknown Cup through Cup Move
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 6
Wayne Dobson T 4 U move with cup that has a handle and ball
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15) 291
Stephen Tucker Tickup two cups, hole in bottom of one cup
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 5
Peter Kane One-Two-One Load for the Cups and Balls loading sequence
Epoptica (Issue 2) 118
George Schindler Great Loads using Rubik's cubes as final loads in cups & balls
The Magic of the Cube 31
Tom Gagnon A Ball Penetration ball on top vanishes and appear under it
Also published here
  • "A Ball Penetration" in "The Blueprint"
Fork Full of Appetizers 56
Roy Baker "Stuck-Kup" Gag, cup is seemingly stuck on saucer
Baker's Capers 9
Roy Baker "Catch the Cup" Gag, pretend to throw cup at spectator shouting "CATCH" when actually throw napkin
Baker's Capers 10
Ross Bertram Cups and Balls board to perform on
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 253
Edward Marlo Bill, Egg, and Glass bill vanishes and reappears under paper-covered glass, egg appears, vanishes, bill reappears in egg
Arcane (Issue 9) 111
Roy Baker The Big Clock Produce large ringing alarm clock at the end of a Chop Cup routine
Baker's Capers 29
Michael Ammar Beenie Weenie chop cup routine with can which is resealed at the end
Inspired by Encore III 36
Meir Yedid The Other Side Of Time chop cup routine with spaceship patter, toy spider finale
Off the Wall 4
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Instant Chop Cup with bottomless spray can, becomes real spray can as climax
Lecture Magic 32
David Roth Revised Chop Cup Routine seated
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 21
Bill Brodersen No-Magnetic Chop-Cup Routine
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 958
Curtis Kam Coffee & Dough using mug and crumpled bills
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 961
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
David Roth, Charlie Miller Cup Penetration Variation with chop cup
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 23
Fabian Han Ping Cup Move
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 109
Milton Cups and Balls Minus One routine with no extra ball
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1004
Gerald Deutsch "Watch" the Bill/Cup coffee cup, wrist watch final load, see page 1092
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1064
Danny Korem New Wave Chop Cup stand-up routine, with silk, deceptive loads
Korem without Limits 52
Martin Lewis Dice Propagation Chop Cup routine with dice, dice change color, produce large dice, final load is lots of small dice
Martin's Miracles 133
Frederick Braue Braue Cups and Balls Routine
  • First Phase
  • Second Phase
  • Third Phase
  • Fourth Phase
  • Extra Phase: Single Ball Movements
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 4
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 "Cups and Balls Apron"
For My Next Trick... 172
Larry Jennings Single Cup & Balls Routine
Related to The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 249
Karrell Fox "Imprompchop" ungaffed, rolled-up bill in any cup
For My Next Trick... 15
Larry Jennings Fake Transfer
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 253
Jay Sankey The Cups Runneth Over monster routine, inspired by Frank Garcia's "Five Ball Routine"
Sankey Panky 110
Mark Vincent Take and Leave Load Move taking ball under cup while loading another ball
Gimmick (Issue 3) 15
John Carney Cup and Bill Routine chop cup routine with bill and coffee cup, lemon appears, bill inside lemon
Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Conjuring con Carney) 1
Ron Wilson The Uncanny Chop Cup with cardboard coffee cup, glass and handkerchief, drink appears as final load
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 78
Unknown Elevator Move brief
Special Effects 47
Randy Wakeman Randy's Cups & Balls Routine based on Vernon's routine, no wand, no fake explanation phase
Special Effects 46
Steve Draun Cups and Balls routine with no extra ball
Also published here The Magic of Steve Draun 39
Dan Fleshman Two C
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 1396
John Ramsay The Ramsay Ball Vanish
The Magic of Steve Draun 41
Steve Draun Shell Load
The Magic of Steve Draun 41