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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Maskiertes Escamotieren selection palmed into right hand from top of left-hand packet as right-hand packet is replaced
Related to 1896 13
Oswald Rae Foreword
1926 xv
Oswald Rae New Card an Board two selections appear pinned on board, with drawing pins and handkerchief
1926 1
Oswald Rae Pips and Paper paper signed and pinned on board, two selections turn blank and pips are found on paper
1926 5
Oswald Rae A Novel Card Effect two selections are produced under handkerchief, duplicates
1926 9
Oswald Rae Mental Telepathy named card is found in small envelope, which is inside a big envelope
1926 11
Oswald Rae A One-Handed Card Trick card from top reversed at bottom, Charlier Cut grip, as location of selected card
1926 15
Oswald Rae, Oswald Williams The Giant Three Card Trick fake index palmed over corner of jumbo cards
1926 17
Oswald Rae, Oswald Williams A Transparent Affair card appears between two sheets of plastic, held together by two rubber bands and standing on easel, two methods, similar to Jack Hughes' Television Card Frame
1926 19
Oswald Rae The Impossible Possible using a Spirit Box, name of card written down on paper and locked in box, blank card in envelope changes to that card
1926 22
Oswald Rae, Stanley Collins A Subtle Force six card on table, number is named, to force a number
1926 28
Oswald Rae A Cue-Rious Case billiard cue vanishes from huge envelope and appears back in cue case
Related to 1926 31
Oswald Rae The Elusive Digits four cards with numbers from one to four in a glass frame, arrange in wanted order, second set of cards in card stand
1926 34
Oswald Rae The Mysterious Links separate links form into a chain, using a tray
Related to 1926 39
Oswald Rae Silk and Soup Plate (With a Borrowed Silk Handkerchief) silk travels between soup plates
1926 41
Oswald Rae The Miracle Slate sum appears on initialed slate under individual numbers
1926 43
Oswald Rae Mixed Drinks stout, beer and milk are mixed in a glass bowl, with three glasses performer removes a glass of each, Sand of Dessert with liquids
1926 47
Oswald Rae Two Simple Forces
  • To Force a Colour
  • To Force an Article
probability forces, brightness and size
1926 51
Oswald Rae The Evolution of the Union Jack flags on stave change and vanish
1926 51
Oswald Rae A Visible Coffee Tranistion conical glass filled with confetti, changes to hot coffee
1926 57
Oswald Rae Musical Thought Transference spectators get lists of tunes and select one, later different lists are shown and spectators who see their tune say so, tune then divined by playing it on piano, matrix principle and location of spectators in the audience
Related to 1926 60
Oswald Rae A Complete Silent Thought Transference Act visual and verbal code, objects gathered to groups
1926 66
Oswald Rae A Trick Blindfold using two handkerchiefs
1926 78
Oswald Rae Original Sealed Billet Reading with five billets, two ahead
1926 79
Oswald Rae Mems From My Note Book "Being a selection of useful recipes gathered at various times from different sources too numerous to enumerate"
  • To Render Fabric Fireproof
  • Fireproofing Wood
  • To Clean Velvet or Plush
  • To Clean Glassware
  • To Gloss and Clean Ivorine Balls
  • Red Billiard Ball Dye
  • To Dye Flags, etc
  • Various Coloured Inks or Dyes (Red, Blue, Gold, White Ink)
  • Varnishes
  • To Harden a Felt Hat, etc.
  • Varnish Remover
  • Paint Remover
  • Luminous Paint
  • Porcelain Fekes, etc.
  • Celluloid Varnish
  • To Apply Sealing Wax Evenly
  • Pads for Thought Readers
  • Reading Through Sealed Envelopes
  • Ink for Lightning Artists
  • Stains
  • Black Crayon for Lightning Artists
  • Dull Black Paint
  • Spirit Gum Substitute
  • Gold Paint
  • Chemical Slate Writing
  • Trick Seals
1926 85
Oswald Rae Foreword
1927 5
Oswald Rae Watch Production Stand production of several pocket watches, manipulation style with shells and stand
1927 5
Oswald Rae Production from a Handkerchief several pocket watches are produced from handkerchief, nesting type watches
1927 6
Oswald Rae Handkerchief to Watch to pocket watch
1927 7
Oswald Rae Patter and Presentation for Production of 4 Watches at Fingertips humorous patter for pocket watches routine, nesting type
1927 7
Oswald Rae Instantaneous Production of Six Watches on a Slender Wand six pocket watches appear on wand, nesting type
1927 8
Oswald Rae Wandering Watches pocket watches vanish and appear on stand, covered with handkerchief, nesting type
1927 9
Oswald Rae Passing a Watch Through a Handkerchief with pocket watch
1927 10
Oswald Rae Some Suggestions on pocket watch routines, nesting type gimmick
  • Vanish a Quantity of Watches
  • Vanish of Watches from the Finger Tips
  • Instantaneous Production of Watches
  • Production of One or Two Watches from an Envelope
  • Vanish from an Envelope
  • Watches from Lemon
  • Watches Produced or Vanishes by Cloth Bag
1927 11
Oswald Rae Foreword
1928 vii
Oswald Rae Rae's Ten-Card Trick spectator removes ten cards and selects one, performer puts cards in pocket and removes selection, duplicates
1928 1
Oswald Rae Stock Addition after Spectator's Shuffle palmed cards added when completing spectator's cut
1928 3
Oswald Rae Slap It "A Novel Colour-Changing Routine"
face card of deck changes several times, slapping on the deck, last in slow-motion
1928 4
Oswald Rae Multiple Slap Color Change
1928 4
Oswald Rae Cutting A Pack of Cards performer cuts any number of cards, four corner crimps
1928 7
Oswald Rae A Visible Servante hat to switch decks
1928 11
Oswald Rae Card Location card placed in the center and immediately palmed in right hand
Related to 1928 13
Oswald Rae A Remarkable Coincidence spectator cuts deck in three piles, remembers a card and cuts it back, second spectator locates card, two key cards
1928 14
Oswald Rae Spread Force face up, brief
1928 16
Oswald Rae Selected Smokes cigarettes of different brands are put in a bag, named brands are removed by performer, by touch
1928 18
Oswald Rae Cigarette Balancing three cigarettes are balanced on each other
1928 22
Oswald Rae Here and There cigarette travels from hand to hand, rice paper shell
1928 24
Oswald Rae "Gentleman, You May Smoke" lose tobacco and cigarette papers are put in a glass and transform into rolled cigarettes, glass is held by spectator and covered with a handkerchief
1928 26
Oswald Rae Improved "Penetra" glass filled with water penetrates hat and then vanishes in a bag, collapsible glass
1928 30
Oswald Rae A Waterproof Servante behind chair
1928 34
Oswald Rae Glass of Water and Hat glass vanishes in bag and reappears in hat, collapsible glass
Related to 1928 35
Oswald Rae Something from Nothing tube is sealed with paper and rubber bands on both ends, hole in paper and at will, black coffee, milk or milk coffee is produced, eventually sugar and biscuits are poured out
1928 36
Oswald Rae Call for Your Drinks tube is sealed with paper and rubber bands on both ends, hole in paper and at will, liquids are produced
1928 41
Oswald Rae Milady's Dorothy Bag (Improved Version) small bag with make up powder and soap, powder poured out and soap placed in powder box, then they change places again
1928 42
Oswald Rae The Vanishing Rifle rifle vanishes at the moment it is fired and later appears again
1928 48
Oswald Rae Bending a Piece of Glass framed piece of glass is put in large envelope and bent, when removed, glass is unharmed
1928 54
Oswald Rae A New Dye Tube dyeing silks with paper tube
1928 57
Oswald Rae Vanishing Handkerchief handkerchief vanishes in paper tube
1928 60
Oswald Rae Passe Passe Silks handkerchief travels from paper tube to paper tube, variation as a transposition
1928 60
Oswald Rae The Elusive Ring on named finger
1928 62
Oswald Rae Novelty Paper Tearing any name / word teared from paper
1928 64
Oswald Rae Switching Table flap
1928 65
Oswald Rae A Neat Colour Force 4x4 square numbered, to force a color
1928 66
Oswald Rae The Spirit Slate sum and name of actor appear on slate in paper bag, marked slates, Eureka flap
1928 68
Oswald Rae Number Force sum is forced
1928 71
Oswald Rae Forcing a Name of a Celebrity probability psychological force, and surefire force where names are written on piece of paper
1928 72
Oswald Rae Psycho-Analysis performer divines card and thought-of name of a spectator by holding his wrist, then spectator divines thought of card from the performer and decided upon by another spectator
1928 77
Oswald Rae Clairvoyance (A Method of Answering Sealed Questions, etc., Specially Devised for Close Work with a Small Audience), envelopes on a tray, with medium
1928 82
Oswald Rae Miracles of Memory mental arithmetic, and list of words, interesting solution and presentation for the mental arithmetic
1928 91
Oswald Rae Mechanical Method props to help memorizing numbers
1928 98
Oswald Rae The Life Ray shadow cabinet, performer introduces life ray, shadow appears and performer (!) appears in cabinet
1928 102
Oswald Rae Foreword
1929 i
Oswald Rae Sympathetic Silks brief description, two sets of three handkerchiefs, second phase, named color unties
1929 1
Oswald Rae The Vanishing Golf Club Golf club vanishes from newspaper and is produced from waistcoat pocket
1929 5
Oswald Rae Card and Cigarette three pieces of a signed and torn card in envelope transform into tobacco, card is found restored in cigarette, last piece fits
1929 8
Oswald Rae Glass of water Through a Hat brief
Related to 1929 14
Oswald Rae Box of Matches and Silk silk appears then it changes places with matches in a matchbox
1929 17
Oswald Rae A Cue-Rious Case very brief, details in Oswald Rae's "Between Ourselves", billiard cue vanishes from huge envelope and appears back in cue case
Related to 1929 21
Oswald Rae The Four Aces with Conradi's Giant Cards, brief description
1929 24
Oswald Rae Candle and Bouquet two candles covered with tubes, transform into flower bouquets, one vanishes in the hands
1929 28
Oswald Rae The Mysterious Links very brief, details in Oswald Rae's "Between Ourselves", separate links form into a chain with tray
Related to 1929 32
Oswald Rae Cigarette Production miser's dream with cigarettes and a hat, finally a matchbox is produced
1929 34
Oswald Rae Paper Tearing Feats patter and jokes for paper tearing acts
1929 36
Oswald Rae The Sucker Die Box presentation and joker, brief routine outline
1929 39
Oswald Rae Foreword
1930 i
Oswald Rae The Phoenix Card and Ring Mystery signed card is torn in quarters and put in an envelope, a finger ring is added and everything burnt with a candle, finger ring with rolled up restored card is found in ball of wool inside a parcel
Also published here
  • "The Phoenix Card and Ring Mystery" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 1
Oswald Rae Adding Palmed Card on the Deck from pocket, transferring deck from hand to hand, while looking for a pencil
1930 4
Oswald Rae Creating a Duplicate Signature
1930 5
Oswald Rae Travelling Cigarettes several different brands of cigarette boxes, one is selected and a number is named, that amount of cigarettes travels in a sealed box
Also published here
  • "Travelling Cigarettes" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 10
Oswald Rae The Magic Chimney Pot christmas themed routine, three empty socks are placed in a chimney model, socks fill up with food, then silks, flags and flowers are produced from the chimney
Also published here
  • "The Magic Chimney Pot" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 16
Oswald Rae Flying Flowers four vases with flowers and flowers are removed, then the vanish one by one and appear in the vases again
Also published here
  • "Flying Flowers" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 21
Oswald Rae Cinderella doll in box, spectator produces puppet clothes in a box, then they change into the dress the doll was wearing and the produced clothes found on the doll
Also published here
  • "Cinderella" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 26
Oswald Rae A Lightning Silk Production handkerchief appears at fingertips, lapel
Also published here
  • "A Lightning Silk Production" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 31
Oswald Rae Say It with Flowers ring is dropped in a glass under handkerchief and vanishes, then card is selected and duplicate rises from a jumbo deck in a houlette, performer makes a hole in the card and produces some flowers where spectator's ring is attached to, houlette on ribbon
Also published here
  • " Say It with Flowers" in "The Linking Ring"
1930 33
Oswald Rae A Combination Wand multi-effect wand
  • handkerchief appears on end of wand
  • wand rises in hand
  • wand is forced down a boy's throat
  • ring climbs on wand, answers question
  • stick to fingers
Also published here
  • "A Combination Wand" in " The Linking Ring"
1930 38
Oswald Rae A Suggested Combination wand wrapped in newspaper, signed cigarette changes into wand and newspaper is crushed, cigarette later found inside a candle
Also published here
  • "A Suggested Combination" in "The British Ring"
1930 45
Oswald Rae Cigarette and Card tin box with fifty cigarettes, card is selected and handkerchief vanished, when box is opened, handkerchief is found and cigarettes arranged themselves to form the name of the selection
Also published here
  • "Cigarette Card" in "The Sphinx"
1930 49
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelope
Also published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
1930 53
Oswald Rae Simple Silk Sorcery chosen one of four different colored silks vanishes from paper cone and appears in desired envelope, with stand
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Simple Silk Sorcery" in "The Sphinx"
1930 57
Jack Gwynne in U.S.O. picture of Jack Gwynne, Oswald Rae and Eddie Joseph in India
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Alan Shaxon, Oswald Rae It's a Hold-Up! ring, watch and bill disappear from handkerchief and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
Related toAlso published here 1970 14
Alan Shaxon, Oswald Rae Überfalls ring, watch and bill disappear from handkerchief and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
Also published here 1986 12
Karl Fulves Holdup valuables vanish from folded handkerchief (ungaffed) and appear from paper bag
Related toAlso published here 1987 19
Oswald Rae, Karl Fulves Silk Spectrum No. 27, one of three different colored silks is chosen and vanishes and appears in initialed envelope, with stand
Inspired by 1988 70
Oswald Rae Cigarette and Bill thumb tip
1994 1240
Alan Shaxon, Oswald Rae Dies ist ein Überfall! ring, watch and bill disappear from handkerchief and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
Also published here 1994 30
Tommy Wonder The Ring, the Watch and the Wallet ring, watch and bill disappear from envelope and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
Related toVariations 1996 302
Oswald Rae Mr. Rae Meets Mr. Leipzig
Also published here
  • The Demon Telegraph, Sept. 1947, p. 12
1999 101
Philip T. Goldstein Silentalism
  • The Other Month
choices silently coded via location of spectators in the audience, assistant genuinely blindfolded
Inspired by
  • "Co-Design" (Ken Bowell, Magi-Go-Round, 1958)
Related to
Feb. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 2)
Alan Shaxon Find the Lady on Stage with huge cards
Inspired by
  • an idea by Oswald Rae in Will Ayling's "Genii Presentations"
2014 144