Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Karl Fulves

122 pages (Paperback), published by Dover Publications
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(112 entries)


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Karl Fulves Introduction iv
Karl Fulves Money Magic 1
Unknown 1. Quicksilver coin through handkerchief 1
Unknown 2. Mystery Vanish spectator holds two coins and performer tries to make one vanish by tapping them with a pencil, pencil vanishes and appears in pocket, behind ear 3
Unknown 3. Ghost Coin coin under handkerchief is dropped into a glass, it penetrates glassRelated to 4
Unknown 4. The Backward Ghost coin dropped in glass with water under handkerchief, wished side is up then penetrates glass 5
Unknown 5. Hole in the Pocket marked coin from pocket to under foot 7
Unknown 6. Sealed Silver one of three coins vanishes from handkerchief and appears in envelope held by spectator 8
Unknown Coin Vanish to outer breast pocket 8
Unknown 7. Merlin's Magic eight coins counted on a book and then held by spectator, one coin vanishes and joins the other coins 9
Unknown Book as Coin Tray 9
Unknown Bluff Vanish pretending to take a coin from a handful of change 10
Unknown 8. The Escape Artist three coins dropped in spectator's sleeve, one penetrates it 11
Bob Hummer, Unknown 9. Million-Dollar Mystery twelve coins on table, spectator can remove some and coins with heads and tales up are divined, blindfoldedRelated to 13
Karl Fulves Magic Show in a Matchbox 15
Unknown 10. Euclid's Triangle puzzle, forming eight triangles with six matches 15
Unknown 11. Squaring the Square 16
Unknown 12. Four Square 16
Unknown 13. The Roman Equation roman numbers, changing point of view 17
Unknown 14. A Fish Story match puzzle, fishes has to swim in other direction by moving some matches 17
Unknown 15. Tipsy Cocktail match puzzle, glass with four matches and an olive inside, moving two matches to remove olive from glass 18
Unknown 16. The Little House Ann Ten, match Puzzle 19
Unknown 17. World's Strongest? lifting a matchbox with two fingers on a cigarette box, first and little finger 19
Unknown 18. Who Pays the Bills? bar bet, matches broken in half, one who takes the last one has to pay, favorite of Nate Leipzig 20
Unknown 19. Matching Matches off-beat divination of selected amount of matches, "as many as you plus enough more to make X" 21
Unknown 20. The Jumping Match match jumps when touched with other match 22
Unknown 21. The Penetrating Matches between the fingers and thumb 23
Karl Fulves Dice Dexterity 26
Unknown 22. Dice Catch two dice held outside of a cup, puzzle throwing both dice inside with one hand 26
Unknown 23. Controlled Dice Shot betting that with two dice most of the times a one or a six is thrownRelated to 27
Martin Gardner 24. The Thirteenth Turn parity principle, spectator can give die twelve or thirteen quarter turns, performer divines amount of turns 28
Martin Gardner 25. Spell-A-Die using the parity principle, instead of counting a number a name is spelled (Lincoln or Washington), name is divined 29
Unknown 26. The New Dropout three dice held between two fingers, dropping only the center one 30
Unknown 27. Technicolor Dice different colored dice, prediction of rolled sum 31
Unknown 28. Mental Die die under hat, divination of number 32
Unknown 29. Logic Dice divining chosen number, quarter turn instructions 34
Arthur Carter, Dai Vernon, Karl Fulves 30. The Red Prediction invisible die, "you will chose the only red card" 35
Karl Fulves Conjuror's Collection 38
Carl Brema 31. The Cups and Balls simple routine 38
Unknown, Ben Christopher 32. Movie Star Magic do as I do routine with slips and names of movie stars, matching 40
Unknown 33. Hocus Pocus Puppet hand puppet from handkerchief 42
Unknown Balancing a Glass on the Edge of a Dish 43
Unknown 34. An Amazing Apple apple thrown on the floor bounces back, behind table 44
Karl Fulves 35. The Apple Monster apple thrown on the floor bounces back, behind table, large bite has been taken from apple 46
Unknown 36. The Great Bottle Mystery cigarette balanced on a paper ring which stand on a bottle, ring has to be taken away so cigarette falls into bottle 47
Unknown 37. Mystery Spinner egg spins to one side then changes to spin in other direction 48
Unknown 38. Strong Man Stunt rolled up napkin can only be torn apart by performer 48
Karl Fulves 39. Calculated Capital result turned over gives city, gag 49
Unknown 40. Balloon Burst red balloon put in paper bag and popped with a needle, inside the bag a inflated blued balloon is found 49
Unknown 41. Puncture Proof pin through balloon, two methods 50
Unknown 42. An Airtight Case ungimmicked needle through balloon 51
Jack Avis 43. Loops Entwined Also published here 52
Karl Fulves Psychic Tricks 54
Unknown 44. The Mind Dowser paper balanced on the edge of a coin moves when pen comes close 54
Karl Fulves, Royal Vale Heath 45. Left-Handed Thoughts different coin in each hand, spectator does quick mental calculation and performer is able to name the result 55
Unknown 46. The Psychic Motor piece of paper on a pin sticks in a cork, starts to turn by itself 56
Karl Fulves 47. Unlisted Numbers medium divines which of two credit cards is selected and if it belongs to a man or a woman, test is repeated and as a climax medium names several digits of the card 57
Karl Fulves 48. Right on Time performer pretends to have an accurate mental clock, interval can be stopped precisely 59
Karl Fulves 49. The Mind Transmitter pen code, coin value divined by medium 60
Peter McDonald 50. Clocks two watches, set time match 62
Karl Fulves 51. The Eight-Object Test thought of object is divined, eight object in box, spectator has to spell his, a letter for each object that is taken by the performer 63
Karl Fulves 52. Behind Closed Doors circle / triangle 63
Karl Fulves, Oscar Weigle, Bob Hummer 53. The Borgia Cup three cups, poisoned glass is found 64
Karl Fulves Elastic Illusions 67
Alex Elmsley 54. Twister performer twist rubber band and spectator holds it, he cannot untwist itAlso published here 67
Karl Fulves 55. Tale Twister variation on Elmsley's Twister with two pens 68
Karl Fulves 56. Slippery Shears rubber band on scissors, us freed under handkerchief 69
Unknown 57. Bet a Band rubber band on finger which is held by spectator is freed, as a bar bet 70
Stanley Collins 58. The Jumping Rubber Band classic 71
Fred Furman 59. Double Jump Collins Jumping Rubber Band, with two bands 73
Bruce Elliott 60. Flying Clipper double jumping rubber band routine, on one is a paper clip, looks like clip jumps from band to band 73
Ken Beale 61. A Quick Getaway rubber band penetrates pencil held by spectator, with business card 74
Neal Thomas 62. Strange Interlude rubber band configuration between fingersAlso published here 75
Karl Fulves Hanky Panky 77
Unknown 63. Not A Knot 77
Unknown 64. The Appearing Knot one-handed 78
Karl Fulves 65. Transposition traveling knot, two handkerchiefs 79
Unknown 66. The Knot Paradox knot in handkerchief without letting go of the ends 80
Unknown 67. The Second Paradox knot in handkerchief without letting go of the ends, without table 81
Unknown 68. The Third Paradox impossible knot in handkerchief 82
Unknown 69. Popper Up pencil penetrates handkerchief 83
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner 70. Comedy Vanish pencil under handkerchief vanishes and appears in mouth 84
Edwin Tabor 71. Fourth-Dimensional Hanks two silks are tied together in center and come apartAlso published here 85
Brian MacCarthy, J. W. Sarles 72. The MacCarthy Hank Fold marked coin among several coins in handkerchief penetrates fabric 86
Slydini 73. Time Flies spectator's keys, coins and watch put in handkerchief, which is then slammed on the table, watch vanishes and appears on performer's wrist, MacCarthy fold 89
Karl Fulves Close-Up Illusions 91
Unknown, George Starke 74. Dexterous Digits little finger is apparently stretched 91
Unknown 75. It Floats! toothpick / match sticks to hand and floats behind fingers 92
Unknown 76. An Optical Trick optical illusion with two strips of paper, T-formation one bigger than the other 94
Unknown 77. Whisk Away two spectators, one touched on back with whisk broom other reacts 95
Martin Gardner, Karl Fulves, R. M. Jamison 78. Looking-Glass Logic sentences and letters in reflection of a mirror change meaning 96
Unknown 79. Hypercard 99
Mel Stover, Howard Lyons, Karl Fulves 80. The Fifth Dimension hyper card routineRelated to 100
Karl Fulves The Linking Pins 103
Karl Fulves, James G. Thompson Jr. 81. Safety Pin-Up classic unlink 103
Don White 82. Swindle Pins swindle classic unlinkRelated to 104
Tom Ellis 83. The Impossible Unlink Related to 105
Tom Ellis 84. The Repeat Impossibility Related to 107
Jerry Andrus 85. Un-Safety Pins two safety pins open by themselves in spectator's hand 107
Karl Fulves 86. Quick Release quickly unlink safety ins as a bar bet 108
Karl Fulves 87. Pin-A.Tration two linked safety pins penetrate handkerchief one by one, MacCarthy fold 109
Richard Durham 88. Ultra Penetro pin slides free after pinned with handkerchiefRelated to 109
Karl Fulves Pen-Ultimate Magic 112
Sam Lloyd 89. Buttonholed pen with looped string through button hole, puzzle 112
Karl Fulves 90. Loophole Logic pen with looped string through handle of mug, puzzle 114
G. W. Hunter 91. The Snapper snapper with cap and pen 114
Unknown 92. The Hands Only pen clipped between thumbs is twisted in other position which is impossible to duplicate 115
Unknown 93. Invisible Ink pen vanishes under handkerchief 117
Martin Gardner 94. Pen Kink borrowed pen is placed away and then produced againAlso published here 118
Karl Fulves 95. Write Off pen transforms into pencil 118
Unknown 96. Ink of Another Color pen writes in named color 119
Howard Wurst 97. Pen Ultimate pencil put in one sleeves comes out from other sleeve, then it is stretched 120