106 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Vanish / Bare Handed
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Hand Box, for Vanishing a Handkerchief secret container attached to hand
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 263
Unknown To "Vanish" a Handkerchief (Sundry methods.) false transfer
1890 More Magic 207
Unknown Throw Vanish as handkerchief is apparently thrown into air
1890 More Magic 209
Buatier de Kolta The Buatier "Pull"
Related to 1890 More Magic 209
Buatier de Kolta The "Bare-armed Vanish" pull without sleeve
1890 More Magic 211
Buatier de Kolta Another bare-armed Vanish
Related to 1890 More Magic 213
Buatier de Kolta The Dissolving Handkerchiefs two handkerchiefs vanish and reappear underneath upside down plate
Related to 1890 More Magic 214
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger about the fake finger, vanishing and appearing silk application, also with tip of finger removable, flower production application
June 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 94
Jenkins 1. Die Fadenschlinge nach Jenkins loop around hand to fixate and hide silk
July 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 102
Unknown Das Verschwinden eines Tuches in freier Hand with extra dummy corner
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 167
Carl Willmann Willmann's auslösbare Zugmechanik für Tücher lockable silk pull system, detailed
Related to Dec. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 12) 182
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die neue Zugmechanik "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
lockable pull mechanism
Related toVariations Sep. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Unknown Das Tuch auf Reisen silk appears and vanishes in bare hands
Oct. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Unknown Der Verschwindungscylinder "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
small black container/cylinder on a pull to vanish objects
Dec. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 4) 49
Carl Willmann Willmann's Cigarrenklammer holder for cigar, for vanishing
Sep. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 134
Unknown Die Blechattrappe "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
container with lids sticking out to hold it between fingers behind hand
Feb. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 81
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die höchste Potenz der Geschwindigkeit four large different-colored silks vanish at once, dummy with four corners to fake existence of silks in hand
Related toAlso published here May 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 132
Carl Willmann Die Tuchmechanik discussions of different pulls, pendulum, sleeve, celluloid container
Variations May 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5) 71
Carl Willmann Zum Tuchverschwinden on the silk vanish with black celluloid egg
Inspired by Nov. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 170
Unknown Das Eskamotieren vanishes without a false-transfer
  • one-handed back palm coin vanish
  • one-handed silk vanish (with rubber band at back of hand)
Related to 1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 142
Fr. Maubach Das Verschwinden von vier verschiedenfarbigen Tüchern four large different-colored silks vanish at once, dummy with four corners to fake existence of silks in hand, pull
Related to Aug. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 8) 119
Unknown Das aus freier Hand verschwindende Tuch
Nov. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 168
Unknown Die sich vermehrenden Tücher three silks produced in bare hands, then vanished again, secret pockets in silks and loop for thumb
Also published here Sep. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 9) 140
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger triangle finger attachment with bigger loading chamber, American origin
Mar. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 41
Buatier de Kolta Die Wanderung der Tücher six different-colored silks vanish, first two, then three, then last one
Dec. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12) 183
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 1. Der Verschwindungsapparat für Tücher methods to vanish silks, pulls, holdouts and false finger gimmick
1902 Moderne Magie 55
Carl Willmann Improved "Pulls"
  • Willmann's Vanisher
vanishing handkerchief application
1903 Later Magic 33
Joseph Michael Hartz The False Thumb
1903 Later Magic 214
Professor Hoffmann Methods of "Vanishing" a Handkerchief
1903 Later Magic 268
Unknown The Rubber Ring rubber band put around silk which then vanishes, loop allows it to hang on back of hand
1903 Later Magic 268
Unknown A New Handkerchief Vanisher
Related to 1903 Later Magic 269
August Roterberg Roterberg's Vanisher, and Passes Therewith
1903 Later Magic 270
C. O. Williams Another Method of Using the Vanisher container gimmicks
1903 Later Magic 273
John Hamley An Ingenious Device to Facilitate the Palming and Vanishing of a Handkerchief rolling handkerchief into ball, rubber piece to hold it together
1903 Later Magic 278
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, Unknown To Vanish Four Handkerchiefs Simultaneously dummy with four small silks sewn together blendo-like to fake existence of all four
Also published here 1903 Later Magic 287
Maurice Garland A Postscript
  • Handkerchief to Egg with ping-pong ball
  • Silk & Egg shown, silk vanishes
Also published here 1903 Later Magic 345
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Materialisation einer Flamme vanish and production of a silk in flame of match
1927 Leichte Zauberei 69
Laurie Ireland Come and Go Silk Gimmick metal ball type gimmick
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 10
Floyd G. Thayer Silk Vanish pushed in hand in stages, then stolen out and vanishes
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 7
Arthur Monroe A Handkerchief Vanish purely manipulative, bit like sponge ball vanish
1935 They're Off 9
Edward Bagshawe The “Rapid Transit” Silks three silks vanish and reappear on the stand they came from, apparatus
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 13
Unknown A Novel Vanish of a Silk using spectator's lapel as servante
1938 Greater Magic 585
Unknown A Study in Red and Green silk appears, vanishes, changes color
1938 Greater Magic 592
Nelson Hahne The Penetrating Silk silk produced, penetrates borrowed handkerchief, vanishes
1938 Greater Magic 606
Eric Williams Sucker Dummy gag for silk vanish with sucker/soother
1939 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 410
Theodore Annemann The $10,000 Challenge Silk Vanish pull to confederate
1939 The Jinx (Issue 65) 452
Robert Parrish Silks of a Color Follow Each Other two orange and two blue silks put in paper bag
  • Part One: spectator removes a silk, its color mate appears outside, only other color remains in bag
  • Part Two: knotted silk vanishes from magician's hand and reappears in bag
  • Part Three: repeat with variation
1939 Do That Again! 52
Tom Sellers Two Silks Vanish three handkerchiefs in the closed hand, two vanish
1939 Scots Magic 11
Unknown A Silk Interlude silk vanishes in flash, actually flash paper
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 66
Theodore Annemann The Invisible Pull thumb tip at pull, applied to paper restoration, silk/cigarette vanish
Related to 1940 The Jinx (Issue 86) 546
Thirteen of Magic, Stanley Collins, Tom Sellers A Trick routine with vanishes and productions of three silks, also featuring a small mirror tube/box for silk productions by Tom Sellers
1940 The Jinx (Issue 111) 661
Unknown Silk Vanish with Pull choreography
1940 The Jinx (Issue 111) 662
Unknown A "Sucker" Handkerchief Vanish
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 399
Unknown Repeat Handkerchief Vanish some credit to Oswald Williams, using pull, final transformation to egg
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 404
Unknown Koltas Taschenkunststück silk vanishes and appears in a flame
Mar. 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 3) 1
Unknown The Handkerchief Ball universal gimmick with loop, handwashing displays
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 317
William S. Houghton Finger Tip Silk Vanish big silk, matching corner in finger tip
1943 The Magic 36 40
Milbourne Christopher Colored Flash Paper uses for colored flash paper for: silk vanish, torn and restored tissue, silk to egg, lapel flower
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 184
Dr. William Weyeneth, Hans "Severus" Ernst Disparition d'un petit foulard dans la main three knotted silks, silk in center vanishes from hand, followed by german translation "Neuer Tuchverschwindungs-Trick"
July 1946 La Baguette Magique (Issue 10) 8
Al Baker The Al Baker Lightning Pull
Variations 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 386
Jack Chanin A Vanish routine with tube
1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 59
Eddie Turner My Own Repeat Silk Vanish repeat silk vanish, assistant always finds it in performer's pocket, comedy routine
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 34
Yellowstone Tricky Tidbits ideas, gags and puns
  • Joy Buzzer
  • Flexible Glass
  • Bill in Cigarette
  • Sucker Silk Vanish
  • Coin in Egg
  • Dancing Hanky
  • Egg Bag Finish
  • Swallowing Wand Gag
  • Stamp Album
  • Diminishing Bills Finale
  • Torn and Restored Paper
  • Floating Bulb
  • Milk in Light Bulb
  • Handkerchief Frame
  • Hat Production
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
Tony Cole Haunted Silk white silk clings to black silk, then moves up and behind black silk and vanishes, reel
July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 43
Wilfrid Jonson Swindles comedy patter about swindles, silk vanishes and reappears, paper fold vanish of coin with flash paper, coin reappears in orange, borrowed watch vanishes and does not reappear with gag, see also p. 565 and p. 585
Inspired by
  • a monologue by G. W. Hunter in an early Wizard or Magic Wand issue
Also published here
  • "Swindles" (Thayer's Trick Of The Month Club, Series 2, No. 10, April 1933)
June 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 529
Unknown Vanish of a Handkerchief bare handed, silk is rolled up
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 70
Mitchell Dyszel Silks To Go "Thumb Trix"
two silks vanish in fist, with wand
1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #4) 917
Patrick Page The Handkerchief Pull
Related to 1976 The Big Book of Magic 240
Unknown Pocket Vanish
1976 Now you see it, now you don't! 194
Unknown Vanishing Silk with handkerchief ball
1978 The second now you see it, now you don't! 208
Karrell Fox A "Chanin-ized" Silk Vanish corner in thumb tip
1979 Another Book 181
David B. Saunders Eine Drei-Tuch Routine three silks are produced and then vanish
Aug. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2) 64
Unknown Ein Tip zum Tuchverschwinden dummy corner in thumb tip
Aug. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2) 64
Jim Cellini Thumb Fun Slik vanish and reappearance, two thumb tip ditches (arm pit, shirt)
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part II 64
Patrick Page The Handkerchief Pull different designs
Related toAlso published here 1987 The Pull Book 7
Oswald Williams, Patrick Page Oswald Williams' Repeat Vanishing Handkerchief special design for pull
Also published here 1987 The Pull Book 9
Patrick Page Das schwarze Ei different designs
Also published here Oct. 1988 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 1) 22
Patrick Page, Oswald Williams Zweimaliges Tuchverschwinden special design for pull
Also published here Oct. 1988 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 1) 23
Tenkai Ishida Surprise Silk Vanish silk rolled up between hands vanishes, detailed explanation
Also published here
  • Genii, Vol. 22 No. 7, Mar. 1958
1988 The Thoughts of Tenkai 8
Alexander de Cova Seidentuchverschwinden silk vanish handling with thumb tip
Also published here 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 18
Steve Dusheck A Reel Thumb Tip for silk vanish, as sucker gag with second thumb tip, with other suggestions
Related to 1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 21
Steve Dusheck A Trip Down the Garden Path silk vanishes
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 31
Alexander de Cova Silk-Vanish open thumb tip handling, silk vanishes at fingertips
Also published here 1991 Das Alexander de Cova Seminar 9
Alexander de Cova Silk Vanish slow-motion silk vanish
June 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 2) 76
Alexander de Cova Silk Vanish open thumb tip handling
Also published here 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 165
Steven Hamilton Silk and Sponge "Professional Routines"
silk vanishes, appear in rolled-up bill, changes into sponge ball which splits in two, sponge routine
Also published here Aug. 1992 Profile (Issue 9) 5
Alexander de Cova Silk Vanish silk vanish handling with thumb tip
Also published here Aug. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 4) 15
Steve Dusheck Down the Garden Path apparently without thumb tip
Mar. 1993 Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2188
Unknown Loop Ball gimmick to vanish handkerchief
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 58
Alexander de Cova Silk Vanish by Misdirection for large silks, fake corner in fingertip
1994 Secrets No. 1 112
Salvano Die Magische Hand silk vanishes and reappears in empty hands
Variations 1994 Salvano 7
Salvano Das Pulver, das Dinge Wegzaubert silk pushed in fist, washing powder sprinkled on top, silk shrinks, then vanishes
1994 Salvano 11
Karl Norman Sucker Egg - Easy Method Stodare egg turns into a real egg
1995 40 Years at the Forks 69
Jay Scott Berry Master Steal thumb tip steal from fist
1995 Totally Eclipse 6
Jack Avis Christmas Coin Vanish Christmas party cracker as coin holder or coin clip
1998 Vis à Vis 11
John Carney Rubbed Away lightning pull
  • Release Position
  • Threading the Loop
Inspired byRelated to
  • Buatier de Kolta Pull
2002 The Book of Secrets 22
John Carney Vanish from the Hands silk becomes smaller and vanishes, lightning pull
2002 The Book of Secrets 30
Nicholas Einhorn Finger Tip Silk Vanish
2004 World Tour Lecture Notes — Set 2 8
David P. Abbott The Red Herring Thimble piece of silk in small finger tip/thimble to fake silk after it is already gone, with routine
Aug. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8) 64
Steven Hamilton Silk & Sponge silk vanishes, appear in rolled-up bill, changes into sponge ball which splits in two, sponge routine
Also published here 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 154
Alexander de Cova Der Push
2017 Arbeitsbuch Daumenspitze 51
Alexander de Cova, Dai Vernon Stehlen nach Dai Vernon
2017 Arbeitsbuch Daumenspitze 54
Alexander de Cova, Patrick Page Der Drop
2017 Arbeitsbuch Daumenspitze 55
Alexander de Cova Ein Scherz für Zauberer sucker silk vanish, secret pull and thumb tip is empty at the end
2017 Arbeitsbuch Daumenspitze 80
José Carroll Preliminary Techniques
  • 1. The Loading of the Thumb Tip into the Left Hand
  • 2. The Insertion of the Handkerchief into the Thumb Tip
  • 3. The Stealing of the Loaded Thumb Tip from the Left Hand
  • 4. The Showing of the Hands
    • Before the vanish
    • After the vanish
  • 5. The Reappearance of the Handkerchief
  • 6. Color Change
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 250
Ricardo Rodriguez 1-3+2=0 surrealistic silk routine, silks appear and vanish in hand to make sense to mathematic equation
2021 Magia de altura y más 89