32 entries in Match & Matchbox / Match / Destroyed & Restored
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Paraffinade tändstickor utan svafel och fosfor. No. 6, deck of playing cards changes to matchbox, match is balanced on box and then broken and restored in handkerchief
1926 Magische Miniaturen 25
John Goodrum A Coin, A Match, And A Thimble head of match broken off, placed on coin and covered with thimble, restores back on match
Related toVariations 1937 You'd be Surprised 58
Paul Morris Three in One
Inspired byAlso published here Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 61
Paul Morris Three In One
Inspired byAlso published here 1945 My Best 181
Shaman Shaman's Lucifers two matchboxes, in one the matches are burnt, then they change places with the unburnt matches in the other matchbox
Related to
  • Stuart Robson's "Tips on Flashpaper"
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Bruce Elliott No Time Lost back in time presentation, a match is broken in a handkerchief, the other matches are ignited in the box, then everything is back to normal, the match used to ignite the other matches burns a second time
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 437
Fred Peterson Match Head Amputation in spectator's hand
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 16
Walter Essman Matchic match book with two matches, match is broken and restored, then burnt and new again, the second match is found burnt in the match book eventually
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1018
Eddie Joseph The Broken Match Restored broken and restored match with handkerchief, to fool people who know common method
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 2
Unknown Zerbrochenes Streichholz match is broken apart inside handkerchief and then shown restored, different method
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 5) 859
Unknown Back, Back and Restored match broken in three pieces, two in the hand one in the pocket sequence, restoration
1971 At the Drop of a Match 12
Unknown The Broken Match Restored classic, with handkerchief
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 6
Jim Ryan The Broken and Restored Match three pieces, one is thrown away and returns to hand, eventually match is restored
1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 2
Harry Lorayne The Headless Match torn and restored paper match
1977 The Magic Book 241
Tan Hock Chuan Match Surgery Broken match is restored after being wrapped in paper
1977 The Magic of Tan Hock Chuan 35
Tom Mullica It's Match-ic
Variations July 1979 Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 7) 217
Oscar Pladek The Reunited Match in spectator's hand
Nov. 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 758
Dennis Marks Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by May 1980 Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 5) 347
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm thumb tip
June 1980 Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 6) 356
Mike Caveney Half a Light torn and restored match
1981 Magicomedy 37
Martin Gardner Burned, Restored, Unrestored Match restoring burned match
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 24
Mark Sicher A Perfect Match broken and restored match routine
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 2) 1
Jay Sankey Fiery Reunion lit match is broken and restored
1990 100% Sankey 42
Michael Skinner Taking Our Lumps applications for sticking things behind table edge: broken and restored match, dice transformation (to sugar)
1996 Classic Sampler 16
Daniel Garcia No Smoking Unburnt match reattaches onto matchbook filled with burnt matches, smoke produced from mouth
2002 Next 2
Jay Sankey A Match By Any Other Name... Lit match used to set all the matches in a matchbook on fire. Original match is restored, and then whole matchbook is restored to original condition
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Memorable Images) 11
Jay Sankey Lazarus
  • Sankey's Secrets 1
do as I do with two matches, in the course if the trick the performer's burnt match is broken and restored and ignited again
Feb. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 2) 61
David Acer Rematch match lighted, it changes back to unburnt, then vanishes and is back in matchbook, traveling back in time presentation
Also published here May 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5) 32
Wayne Houchin Match Bite burned end of match bitten of and spit back
June 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 6) 63
David Acer Rematch match lighted, it changes back to unburnt, then vanishes and is back in matchbook, traveling back in time presentation
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 75
Jeff Stone Burnin' Time matchbook signed, all matched burned, signature vanishes and matches are restored again, friXion pen
Jan. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 1) 22
Alexander de Cova Restaurationen achieving restorations of small items with the thumb tip
2017 Arbeitsbuch Daumenspitze 75