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Orville Wayne Meyer Tervil word, number and city are written on billet, prediction on another billet
Related toVariationsAlso published here Mar. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 54)
Theodore Annemann The Accessory devil's handkerchief to force any small object
Related to 1939 8
Paul Curry Ripping, Eh, What! for Annemann's Pseudo Psychometry, as a two person mental stunt, coding idea for assistant's tearing of the envelopes
Related toAlso published here July 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 129)
Bob Somerfeld A Switch for the Mentalist envelope to switch billets
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Bob Somerfeld Nice Doggy! medium over phone divines selected object, dog as medium, barking
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Bob Somerfeld Paper code
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Bob Somerfeld Serial Number Prediction
June 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 152)
Bob Somerfeld Telepaphone phone numbers are written on billets, one is selected, person at other end divines chosen card
Inspired by
  • Howard Savage's "The Phantom Phone" in "The Sphinx", June 1929
Related toAlso published here
June 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 153)
Bob Somerfeld Dead Letters on business cards, cards are not touched again, using assistant
July 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 154)
Harvey P. Graham, Bob Somerfeld Future Minus sum divination with slates, flap
Oct. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 161)
Bob Somerfeld Unsigned - Sealed - Delivered spectator sends design by mail, inspired by Annemann's "Cat Card" (?)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Bob Somerfeld Thumb Fun duplication of letters, drawing and figures, with slates
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Bob Somerfeld Flipper! under handkerchief cut force, clever gimmick
Apr. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 175)
George B. Anderson Torn Center Deluxe apparently failing, spectator has to write the word again, almost the same as Somerfeld's idea
Related toVariations 1949 11
Bob Somerfeld On the Spot behind back divination with fingertips
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Bob Somerfeld Cut-Witted number force, from one to ten
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Bob Somerfeld Loaded Spook
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Bob Somerfeld Outmaneuvered one of five cards is predicted
Aug. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 209)
Bob Somerfeld A Pack of Lies first questions are answered truthfully, then spectator can decide
Variations 1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Bob Somerfeld The Sands of Time sand of different colors, chosen one is divined
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Fred Peterson Puzzle of the Pages word isa selected with the aid of a business card, that has a hole punched through to read one word, card is moved on page and stopped
Variations Jan. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 221)
Bob Somerfeld Whose Hue prediction of two words
Inspired byRelated to Mar. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 225)
Bob Somerfeld Forthought
Bob Somerfeld Ripping! envelopes with items inside, selection with back turned is divined, sound reading
Related toVariations 1951 1
Bob Somerfeld Nickel for Your Thoughts spectator's write down phone numbers, one slip and a playing card are selected, the person is called who reveals the card, actually assistant, Devil's Handkerchief
Related toAlso published here 1951 2
Bob Somerfeld Telephone Code playing card, apparently waiting for the other person to pick up the phone
1951 3
Bob Somerfeld Divine! drawing is sealed in two envelopes and held by spectator, drawing duplication, peek
1951 4
Bob Somerfeld Centear movie presentation, ruse for tearing the paper
Related to 1951 6
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmark
Inspired by 1951 7
Bob Somerfeld Threediction triple prediction on blank cards, number, name and city
Related to 1951 9
Bob Somerfeld No Smoking blindfolded cigarette test, when radio is flicked on, there is a commercial of the right brand
1951 12
Bob Somerfeld, Ted Messenger That's the Spirit name is predicted and writing appears
Inspired by
  • Ted Messenger's "Fourth Dimensional Enterprise" in "Coven"
1951 12
Bob Somerfeld My Word! ABC cards, spectator takes four and has to form a word, word is divined
1951 14
Bob Somerfeld Supelletive three billet routine, umbrella move
1951 15
Bob Somerfeld Situation Wanted on hot reading, pre-show information
1952 3
Bob Somerfeld On Second Thought spectator named dead person before the show, later envelope with dead name is found by performer and name divined
Related to 1952 5
Bob Somerfeld Switchcraft billet switch with envelope
1952 6
Bob Somerfeld Good Deal bunch of cards in two piles face up and face down, same amount of face up cards
1952 9
Bob Somerfeld The Last Word two versions, one without preparation
1952 9
Bob Somerfeld F' Rinstance with card to stab into the book
1952 11
Bob Somerfeld Cornered! spectator in corner of the room with deck thinks of one card, card is divined, force
1952 12
Bob Somerfeld Mind over Miles medium on phone divines ESP symbol, playing card and chosen headline from Newspaper
1952 13
Bob Somerfeld, Eddie Clever Night Owl book test in dark room
1952 15
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Friday Night Sodality, Frank Garcia, Tommy Vanderschmidt, Martin Gardner, Bob Somerfeld, Audley Walsh, Jim Reneaux
Feb. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 275)
Milbourne Christopher Magazine Test with playing card to select page
Variations 1954 3
Thomas Alan Waters Center-Tear analysis and handling
Related to 1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt)
Marcello Truzzi The Hole Truth magazine test, business card with punched holes is moved on page
Inspired byRelated to 1981
Magick (Issue 297)
Thomas Alan Waters Spiritrump unseen tarot card put in envelope, divination with automatic writing
Inspired byRelated to 1987
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.)
Philip T. Goldstein Riposte envelopes with items inside, selection with back turned is divined, sound reading
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 44
Ted Karmilovich Hidden Thoughts before the spectator writes down a color, a word and a number and puts sheets inside envelopes, during show performer divines content and finds correct envelopes
Related to July 1991
Magick (Issue 457)
Ross Johnson Kross Out the Sins of Omission drawing, number and word written down and sealed in envelopes before the show are divined
Inspired by
  • "Sins of Omission" (Dan Huffman, Linking Ring, Vol. 67 No. 11, Nov. 1987)
Related to
1991 79
Kazuyuki Hase Farben und Formen four envelopes with symbols, chosen one divined
Inspired byAlso published here 1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4 & 5)
Philip T. Goldstein Forked Tongue first questions are answered truthfully, then spectator can decide
Inspired by 2000 17
Kazuyuki Hase The Color Out of Space four envelopes with symbols, chosen one divined
Inspired byAlso published here 2013 225