32 entries in Match & Matchbox / Match / Appearance & Production
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Laurie Ireland Improved Giant Match from Purse
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 12
Lu Brent Matches of Jinx Single match is lit up, multiplies into two, three or even four lit matches
1932 Novel Magic 10
Unknown A Pretty Match Flourish "The effect is that of a lighted match suddenly materializing in the air."
1938 Greater Magic 826
Unknown The Tricky Thumble match appears under thimble with gag presentation
1938 Greater Magic 832
Frank Chapman Again - The Cigarette from Nowhere cigarette and match appear, miming to roll a cigarette, see Chapman "More Odds & Ends" for credits
Related to Feb. 1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 4
Franklin M. Chapman Impromptu Match Routine
  • blowing match out through sleeve
  • burnt match head pops off, invisible hair
  • vanish of pieces
  • jumbo match appears
June 1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 12) 3
T. Nelson Downs Matchless Digits three matches disappear and reappear in bare hands
1941/49 Select Secrets 30
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh Match Routine two matches appear, travel, ..
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 65
Herb Runge Wholly Smokes! routine with cigarette and match, glass of wine appears and disappears under a handkerchief, bill to cigarette
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 70) 284
Francis J. Rigney More Matches single match becomes a fan of several matches
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
Walter Behm Wunder Stab wand is placed under handkerchief, silk cigarettes and burning match are produced, then wand vanishes
1949 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 1) 3
Jerry Hornak Mysterious Cigarette and Match Production production of cigarette and match, match is ignited on palm of the hand
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 2
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Praktische Winke method to produce a burning match, matchbook as card stand and simple construction for a pull, see page 154 for illustrations
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 5) 147
David E. Kirk Ireland Giant Match from the Coat Gag as Kirk the Magician
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 44
Eddie Joseph Match Flight and Recovery vanish and recovery with cup, hide-out under finger ring
  • Flight "One"
  • Flight "Two"
  • Flight "Three"
  • Flight "Four"
  • Flight "Five"
  • Flight "Six"
  • The Recovery
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 167
Walter J. Gydesen Matches! Matches!
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 70
Alan Shaxon Burning Match taking a lit match from the jacket, gimmick
1970 My Kind of Magic 8
Paul Maurer Ein Eröffnungseffekt production of cigarette and lit match, vanish of cigarette
1970 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 2) 31
Warren Stephens Matchless matches appear in empty matchbook
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 83
Karl Fulves Testing the Power of Misdirection empty packet of matches is waved over hand, a full one appears
1977 The Magic Book 23
Karl Fulves Things Equal No. 21, after some handling, matches outside the matchbox and inside equal, repeat phase in which matches multiply
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 31
Bob Ostin The Lucifer Load dice stacking with match box cover, here only final load of many matches
Also published here Aug. 1992 Profile (Issue 9) 10
Angelo Carbone Striking Art performer removes match from drawn matchbox on a pad and strikes it on striking surface on paper
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 9
Fantasio "Todsicheres" Produzieren eines brennenden Streichholzes out when produced match is not burning, match changes to lighter
1995 Fantasio 25
Yuji Yamamoto Perfekter Alladin Streichholz appearing burning match, building the holder
1996 Ideen von Yuji Yamamoto 8
Milbourne Christopher Ein Taschentrick layout puzzle with matches, ends with appearing matches
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 2) 79
Joshua Jay A Striking Appearance Matchbox contains only one match. Match is lit and waved over fist, magician produces fistful of matches
1999 Magic Atlas 28
Eric T. Dockery The Genie Bottle “Genie Vase”, wand hangs from bottle and bottle hangs from wand, spectator is allowed to pull hard on the wand, flash of fire from bottle for finale
1999 Labyrinth (Issue 10) 22
Bob Ostin The 'Lucifer' Load dice stacking with only outside cover of match box bent into tube, final load many matches
Also published here 2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 247
Bob Ostin The Lucifer Load dice stacking with only outside cover of match box bent into tube, final load many matches
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 109
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Blinded Reach into the air and produce a lit match
2008 Organic 32
Alexander de Cova Streichholzspielereien Continuous Cigarette Production adapted to giant matches
Inspired by 2016 Burners — Vol. 5 200