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George Blake Time Will Tell with Full Hunter Pocket Watch, gaffed
Related to Feb. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 144)
George Blake How' the Time?
Mar. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 146)
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methods
Related toVariations Feb. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 170)
George Blake Under More! Table several methods for finding a card selected under a table
Related to Apr. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 174)
George Blake Imp-Ossible bill travels from under handkerchief into a bill tube
Related to Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 192)
George Blake Imp-Aled Brema bill tube with holes, threaded on a needle, bill travels inside
Related to Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 193)
U. F. Grant Various Advertisements only effect descriptions
  • Grant's Production Skunk
  • Miniature Dye Box
  • Maguire's Salt Vanish
  • The Hollis Gizeh Card
  • Deluxe Chink Cans
  • Deluxe Clock Vanish
  • Devil's Ashtray (George Blake)
  • Cen-Tri-Fic (E. J. Moore)
  • Brain Echo (Syl Reilly)
  • Grant's Annula of Magic
  • Grant's Patter Folio
  • Worlds Best Hat Loader
  • Spring Rabbits
  • Slate-of-Mind
  • Egg in Paper
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Zella Two Word Code
  • Grant's Think-a-Deck
  • Private Instructions
  • Open House
Jan. 1949
George Blake Your Deal
Feb. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 197)
John A. M. Howie Ambitious Transpo
Variations June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 204)
George Blake Interchange
Inspired by Mar. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 224)
George Blake Smoking Sailor sailor on picture smokes real cigarette
June 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 258)
George Blake Olla Podrida
  • ambitious card with two cards, as a magician's gag
  • rabbit from hat joke
  • torn & restored paper, magician's gag
Aug. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 287)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on John Boyko, Dai Vernon, George Blake
Sep. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 289)
Hubert Lambert, George Blake Clipped on a Ribbon variation of clipped with, thread and ribbon
Nov. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 319)
George Blake Uncanny Hanks four silks tied on ribbon, one by one the specified knots dissolve and silks drop
Variations 1954/27 107
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Study in Stud system for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal
Related toVariations Sep. 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 4)
Max Katz M. K. Telephone Code System coding a card with four cards, see Interlocutor reference for credit information
Inspired byRelated toVariations Feb. 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 5)
George Blake Devil Divination one of six cards, spectator looks for his card in two halves
  • The Added Revelation
  • A Synopsis
Inspired by
  • Hull's "Mental Discernment"
1959 1
Piet Forton 24th annual convention at Hastings 21. - 25. Sept. 60 on David Haggarty, Fred Lowe, Francis Haxton, Gus Southall, Peter Warlock, George Blake, Edward Victor, Jack Avis, Devano, Ron Mc Millan, Claude Rix, Mystic Craig, Jerry Andrus, Jack Miller, Al Koran, Johnny Geddes, Tom Harris, Alan Alan, Mila Trnka, Roberta & Hella
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 1)
Jochen Zmeck Fräulein Nummer presentational idea of having a postcard in which a drawn girl announces the next trick on a blackboard repeatedly by spinning a wheel inside the postcard
Related to 1961 5
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer (reviewer) Take a Note by George Blake 1966
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 27 No. 4)
George McLean, Lu Brent, Bruce Cervon, George Blake Etcetera
Mar. 1967 88
Karl Fulves Paper Clip Holdout inside case
Related to
  • p. 122 for idea by George Blake
July 1967 112
Sid Lorraine, Ed Morrisey, George Blake, Burling Hull Etcetera business card idea by Burling Hull
Sep. 1967 122
George Blake Thread Case Holdout
Sep. 1967 122
Match Puzzle see p. 144 for solution
Related to
  • p. 172 for George Blake suggestion
Nov. 1967 132
Lin Searles, George Blake, Robert Eagle, George Jarvis Etcetera
Apr. 1968 172
George Blake Match Up climax for match puzzle in which matches are in both fists head up and down
Inspired by
  • item in Magigram, Nov/Dec 1967
Apr. 1968 174
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly, see p. 289 for reference, p. 292 for comments by George McLean & George Blake
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1969 257
George McLean, George Blake, Mel Stover Etcetera
Nov. 1969 292
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1970 374
George Blake Oracle Jr. "Oracle" as location instead of prediction, packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros
Inspired by Mar. 1971 412
Tom Harris Just Chance with three envelopes, historical comments
Related toVariations July 1971 434
George Blake Elusive Lady two Jokers and a Queen, Joker and Queen transposes
Oct. 1972 568
George Blake Pulls idea for pull construction
1972 144
Jochen Zmeck, George Blake Die Ansage order of program apparently chosen by performer with list of items, spectators choose numbers, performer performs whatever he has planned though
Related to 1972 19
Bob Ostin Vampire- A Method for a Living & Dead Test small cards on one is written "Vampire", cards are folded and stapled, see also page 87 for additional ideas by Bob Ostin and Bob Byrne
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Ken Brooke Coin Riddle bar bet
Related to Dec. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Ken Brooke Coin Puzzle
Related to Dec. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4)
George Blake Red or Black Force forcing one of the colors, "for me"
Mar. 1974 714
George Blake On Coin Puzzle other solution
Inspired by Feb. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6)
George Blake On Vampire other marking system
Inspired by Feb. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Ostin, George Blake, Patrick Page, Jay Marshall, James Randi, Uri Geller, Ben Martin
Sep. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Doug Alker, George Blake Double Monte with extra card, second variation with color changing back kicker
Aug. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12)
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on George Blake, Alf Moore
Nov. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Charles T. Jordan, George Blake, Hannes Höller, Alan Cleaver, Eastman N. Hatch Drehen des Spiels fourteen methods to secretly turn the deck end for end, in the hands, on the table and in the hands of the spectator
1978 6
Richard Himber StaggeRing
Variations 1978 ca. 2
George Blake About Rings and Things credit information
1978 ca. 7
George Blake A Valuable Tip linking on rope under handkerchief
1978 ca. 8
George Blake Another Valuable Tip handling of Himber Ring
1978 ca. 8
George Blake Ring, Pin and Cord finger ring and safety pin on rope, ring and pin link
1978 ca. 9
George Blake Chinese Coins and Rings Chinese coins on rope are released, using Himber Ring
1978 ca. 11
George Blake A Ring and a Loop o'String ends of short string are tied to thumb and first finger of a spectator's hand, ring penetrates onto string, using Himber Ring
1978 ca. 12
George Blake Sefalaljia - By Hand! finger ring through string
1978 ca. 13
George Blake, Richard Himber BewildeRing
Inspired by 1978 ca. 14
George Blake (reviewer) What they said about "the other book" by Karrell Fox by Karrell Fox 1979 124
George Blake Introduction on Rusduck's problem
Related to 1980 1
George Blake The Rusduck Enigma
Inspired by 1980 2
George Blake The Rusduck Enigma - Solutions One and Two
1980 6
Ken De Courcy The Clever Lady Trick three cards chosen, one remembered, all cards torn in quarters, performer does same, all pieces tossed in change bag, spectator removes four pieces, they make up selection, it is restored in bag
Inspired by
  • marketed George Blake effect
1980 45
Ken De Courcy Second Guest: George Blake short intro
1980 49
George Blake "Flash!" reading funny things from newspaper, it vanishes in a flash, then cigarette vanishes in handkerchief, with more elaborate version for magicians
1980 49
George Blake Die Sirene gag, siren starts when performer wants to explain a trick
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 2)
Peter Wilker Buchbesprechung: George Blake on the books of George Blake
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 4)
George Blake Die brennenden Zigarette im (durchs) Taschentuch hole can be seen in handkerchief after penetration with lit cigarette, hole is then removed
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 4)
George Blake Die verhexten Seidentücher two knotted silks in box change places with silk in bag
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 4)
George Blake Das "Mit sich selbst sprechen" on ventriloquism
Also published here
  • Magigram, June 1974
Oct. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Thomas Alan Waters Chronologic two phased routine with pocket watch, first selected time is divined, then predicted
Inspired by 1984
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk)
Peter Wilker Das Datum deck with numbers, cards are cut in packets and top cards changed, cards form date or birthday, using card box
Also published here
  • George Blake's "Four Ace Finale" in "Commercial Card Tricks" 1969.
Magische Blätter (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Karl Fulves, Tom Harris, George Blake Pay Day No. 91, envelopes torn to pieces according to spectator's wishes, the one with bill remains unharmed
Inspired by 1989 134
Aldo Colombini Blow four balloons tied on rope, one balloon is selected by drawing a silk from a clear bag, matching balloon flies away
Inspired by 1991 16
Joseph K. Schmidt Simulated Vision die behind paper screen as prediction, secretly pivoted as required
Inspired by
  • "Divination with a Die" (George Blake, Magigram, March 1977)
Related to
Rigmarole (Issue 5)
George Blake The Handyman gag with false hand
2011 284
George McBride Computer Cards count-spell of a thought-of cards from
Inspired by 2022 32