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Edwin Tabor Tabor Double Dissolving Silk Release through arm of chair
Variations 1943/27 299
Stewart James, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" three colored cigars/cigarettes, three bowls, one of each selected and predicted
Inspired by Dec. 1965 10
U. F. Grant Infallible Prediction ping pong ball is placed under one of three cups, different colors, prediction
Variations Jan. 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 394)
Karl Fulves Infallible Prediction Variation golf ball placed in one of three cups, prediction in form of a second ball in chosen cup
Inspired byRelated to Apr. 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 395/396)
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideas
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 397)
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" using sponge balls
Inspired by Feb. 1966 20
Robert Parrish On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" close-up version
Inspired by Apr. 1966 28
Don Nielson Sense of Touch comedy routine with cards, case and knife in bag, with a jumbo card, p. 241 for further reference, p. 246 for idea by Robert Eagle
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1968 217
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With
  • performer finds red card in black packet behind back
  • circled number on paper is divined behind back
  • set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
Related toVariations Nov. 1969 291
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Colorvision Revisited two color vision sets, three-phase matching routine
July 1970 349
Don Nielsen Location Plus coin appears next to selection in deck, comedy presentation ("your card is x cards and a quarter down in the deck")
Related to Nov. 1970 371
Don Nielsen Trance Coin copper coin in match box, silver coin in Okito box, copper travels into Okito box, lifts lid and jumps out, see also p. 486 for credit information and comment by Kenn E. Eastin
Related to
  • "Tribute to Okito" (Dennis Loomis, 1963, Tops)
Nov. 1971 466
Milton Kort Nielsen's Problem three balls and bowls in different colors, choice of ball and bowl predicted
Inspired byAlso published here July 1972 547
J. W. Sarles A Coin Switch table edge, suggestions with magnetic or hook coin in "Added Notes", see also p. 679 for reference
Related to
  • "The Portcullis Coin Switch" (Abra #803)
Nov. 1972 569
Don Nielsen Nielsen's Idea Sarles move as loading move under card
Inspired by Nov. 1972 572
Richard Himber Try this for Size off beat prediction of position 14 3/4
Related toAlso published here
  • "Try This For Size" (Richard Himber, MUM, Sep. 1969)
1972 62
Robert Parrish Cups & Coins four different coins and cups, spectator drops coin in any cup, under cup is prediction of that coin, bottomless paper cups
Related to Summer 1974
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio)
Don Nielsen Dice Cup dice chop cup, used for visual die through cup
Related to Nov. 1974 821
John Cornelius "Nor Eyes to See With" Revisited denomination and serial number of bill read that is given behind back
Inspired byAlso published here 1977 15
Don Nielsen Passing the Buck two bills folded into strips, they are knotted together and penetrate
Inspired by 1977 48
Don Nielsen A Big Card card selected, deck in paper bag, jumbo card of selection removed, rest of deck vanishes
Also published here 1977 148
John Cornelius Read Out denomination and serial number of bill read that is given behind back
Related toAlso published here 1978
The Chronicles (Issue 11)
Bill Scott Die Penetro "Three Dice Tricks"
die penetrates cup visible
Related toAlso published here
  • "Die Penetro" (Fifty Years Later, Scottish Conjurers Association)
The Chronicles (Issue Close-up Folio No. 11)
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Changing Slide Projections changing image that is projected right on the screen, posed as problem
Related to 1978
Interlocutor (Issue 24)
Don Nielsen Ghost Vanish coin slides down a piece of glass and vanishes, Pepper's Ghost, no explanation given
1985 94
Karl Fulves Session - 3 on illustrating Expert Card Technique, Erdnase, Joseph K. Schmidt, Don Nielsen, J. W. Sarles, Dave Jensen, T. Gambo, Victor LInk
1987 59
Don Nielsen One Ball to Three one ball cracked on glass edge into three, only effect description
1987 59
Karl Fulves Who Knocks? on interaction with screen, posed as problems
Related to 1988
Interlocutor (Issue 52)
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Outboxed coin through table upwards into matchbox, also as coin through ceiling downwards
1989 25
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Discerned Data odd-backed Mental Discernment, OOSOOM, one of nine, posed as problem
1989 23
Don Nielsen Kronos force of number five, six or seven with wrist watch procedure, newspaper test application, see note on p. 7
Related to
  • "Step Back in Time" (Stephen Tucker, Compendium, 1984)
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Impromptu Topit further comments on its use
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 6)
Philip T. Goldstein Quoth The Maven comments on various things, see references, with Frank Thomposon anecdote and his "Master Deck" demonstration
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 8)
Don Nielsen Impromptu Topit shirt in inside jacket pocket configuration, gag to produce the Zombie gimmick
Related to 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 6)
Milton Kort, Don Nielsen Precognitive Cups & Balls Predict color of ball chosen, prediction in one of three cups
Also published here 1999 335
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves The Old Penny & Dime Trick penny vanishes, two dimes appear instead, sucker element
Underworld (Issue 10)
Don Nielsen Drop Ceiling cards sprung into the air, they drop on the floor, selection is then on head of performer
Discoverie (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Prediction Wallet No. 60, behind-the-back load, "Look at the Wall(et)" prediction gag
Related to 2001 136
Don Nielsen Interval of Darkness quarter wrapped in handkerchief, it penetrates it, in handkerchief another coin is found that was previously chosen from bunch in pocket, Gypsy Switch
  • Repeat Note
Discoverie (Issue 6)
Don Nielsen Gypsy Switch as Load
Discoverie (Issue 6)
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Wallet/Envelope Load from behind back, reaching up under jacket
Related to 2005 51
Don Nielsen Supercharged Silver ring changes to coin, involving a magnetic coin that is moved from sleeve to hand with magnetic pen
Related to 2005 414
Tony Kardyro Copper-Silver coin on spectators hand is covered with matchbox and transposes with coin inside matchbox
Related toVariations 2006
Prolix (Issue 1)
Don Nielsen Anti-Grav Dice two dice, one on top of the other, bottom one is lifted when picking up upper one, magnetic instead of moisture
Prolix (Issue 2)
Don Nielsen Gumball gumball comes out of parking meter coin slot, no method
Prolix (Issue 3)
Don Nielsen, Tony Bartolotta Universal Lock one of spectator's keys opens a lock, no method, perhaps gaffed lock
Prolix (Issue 3)
Don Nielsen Page Force forcing a number from two to nine with a newspaper, book test application
Prolix (Issue 3)
Don Nielsen Don Nielsen's Secret no extra coin
Prolix (Issue 7)
Don Nielsen We Got Gypped! coin felt by several spectators under handkerchief vanishes, stooge
Prolix (Issue 7)