36 entries in Mat & Close-up Pad
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Arthur Setterington Below Deck card penetrates close up pad
1972 29
Karl Fulves Launch Pad on building black art possibilities into close-up pad
Related to 1975
Interlocutor (Issue 4)
Jerry Mentzer Impromptu Close Up Mat towel
1975 30
Karl Fulves Straight-Deck Brainwave named card has different back color, different approaches:
  • Optica deck
  • 104 thin cards in roughed pairs
  • chemical backs
  • gaffed mat
Related to 1976
Interlocutor (Issue 8)
Shigeo Futagawa The Close Up Mat information and opinion
1978 11
Dan Fleshman Look, They're Copper! matrix, then repeat and they all change to copper instead of assembling, one visually on top of card, edge of mat hold-out
1980 68
Timothy Wenk Mat Flip flourish with the close-up mat
Mar. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 3)
Meir Yedid Killer Spiders - The Arouser uses for wind-up toys or toy spiders, toy spider jumps out of close-up mat)
1983 3
John Kennedy The Magic Mat rolled-up mat on table unrolls on command
1983 5
John Kennedy Multiplying Coins four half dollars produced, some from under close-up mat
1983 5
Peter Samelson The Mat Opening thimble appears with help of close-up mat
Also published here 1984 20
John Berry Bow Tie Mat close up mat as giant tie, gag
1985 153
Steve Beam Welcome Mat message on back of close up mat, gag
1985 155
Click! Click! Otto Wessely, Russ Stevens, Michael Allport, Tom Ogden, John Kennedy and his self-unrolling close-up mat
Nov. 1987
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Karrell Fox An "Undercover" Plug company logo on bottom of close-up pad, trade shows
1988 127
Harald Kurz M - Mikromatte comments on using a close-up mats
1991 35
Giovanni Livera The Gio-Pad special design of a close-up pad for table magic
Sep./Oct. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 4 No. 19)
Paul Gertner Coin Holdout in Close-up Mat
1994 184
Dan Tong Pad Vanish card on close-up pad vanishes when covered with both hands, levered up into Tenkai Palm
1994 147
Bob King Underground Copper/Silver copper and silver coins under cards on mat transpose, slit in mat
1996 12
Troy Hooser Nectar of the Cards bottle appears behind close up map
1997 1292
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra According to the Pad 4&4, pad is half red and half black, mixed and top four placed on red side of pad and others on black, the separate, three phases
1997 15
Bob King Underground Matrix slit in mat
Inspired by 2000 17
Hiroshi Sawa Remote Control Coins Through Table into glass that is in lap, mat with table-edge hold-out possibilities
Nov. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11)
Rune Klan Coins Through, um... Floor three coins vanish on close-up pad and are found underneath, they penetrate it again
Also published here Sep. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1)
Bob King Underground Matrix III slits in mat, coins vanish and jumbo coin appears as climax
2003 14
Ross Bertram Coin Steal from Close-up Mat
Mar. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3)
Tom Gagnon Pad Revelation cards spread on close-up pad, pad folded over spread and unfolded, selection now face-up on spread
Variations 2013 29
Tom Gagnon Hidden Agenda cards spread on pad, covered with handkerchief, pad folded over spread and unfolded, selection is now on top of handkerchief
Inspired by 2013 31
Carlos Vinuesa Manolo Navajas on Joaquin Navajas' brother and some of his ideas, close-up mat with slits to use kick-move
2019 177
Michael Powers Shrödinger's Dream Revisited Schrödinger's, card through table, card through close-up mat, then card through table upwards
2019 88
Michael Rubinstein Matting ditching coins under mat
Related toAlso published here 2020 79
Michael Rubinstein Matting Variation ditching coin under mat
2020 132
Rune Klan Coins Through, um... Floor three coins vanish on close-up pad and are found underneath, they penetrate it again
Also published here 2022 116
Eric Leclerc Padswitch card under mat switched as it is removed and shown
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Oct. 2010
2022 979
Michael Rubinstein Matting ditching coins under mat
Also published here July 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 7)