182 entries in Hand Gimmicks / Thumb & Finger Tip
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Unknown A Hat with a Hole in it - The Finger through the Hat
- The Cork through the Hat
- The Coin through the Hat
- The Cigar through the Hat
More Magic 306
Joseph Michael Hartz The False Thumb Later Magic 214
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
E. Leslie May A Handkerchief is Selected silks are put in unprepared bag and mixed, performer takes one out, force SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
E. D. Wolff Transient Money bill into nest of envelopes, thumb tip The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 32
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Diablo Pellet Reading one question written on billet is burnt and later answered by performer Mental Bargain Effects 1
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Lu Brent The Classical Cigarette tobacco and cigarette paper penetrate handkerchief and transform into cigarette, thumb tip The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 84
Theodore Annemann Serial Number Divination number is divined by medium, in random orderRelated to "En Rapport" 10
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawingRelated to "En Rapport" 13
Unknown Another Vanish of a Lighted Cigarette thumb tip Greater Magic 742
Theodore Annemann The Invisible Pull thumb tip at pull, applied to paper restoration, silk/cigarette vanish The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 86) 546
Unknown The Thumb Tip description and general information, chapter with applications following Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 117
Unknown Hindu Paper Tearing using thumb tip, two methods Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 312
Tom Sellers The Rising Cards fake thumb and houlette That's Good! 7
Wilbur T. Kattner Tricklet stamps are produced from a rolled up bill The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Unknown Gaglets thumb tip, silk is not glued but attached with wax so it can be used for other things as well The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 105
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tipRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Bob Hanko Confetti Spaghetti confetti turns into a multicolored paper band The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 197
Ching Ling Foo Torn Paper Classic torn and restored paper strip Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 1) 3
Tom Fitzgerald Bromo Seltzer to the Resuce impromptu thumb tip for vanishing liquid and making salt travel The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 67) 273
Edw. C. Jochens A Tip on a Tip using a throat atomizer to spray gimmick Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 5
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches - named card in pocket
- do as i do, with mindreading presentation
- making envelopes see through
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
Ronald B. Edwards Surprise! bill (stage money) to silver coin The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 369
R. N. Lee Lit-Switch switch of cigarette with a lighter The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 98) 398
Billy McComb William's Invisible Pipe smoking thumb The First Book of William 30
Billy McComb William Passes On Some Tips on thumb tips, on using milk, on the appearing cane, how to remove paint The First Book of William 36
Mike Bornstein Zombino as Kolma, floating ball, thumb tip with wire and ballRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 469
Louis Tannen, Mac MacDonald Just a Thumb Tip how MacDonald performed the vanishing cigarette with one arm and handling tips for the thumb tip The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 530
Bruce Elliott Dice Tip sort of two in the hand one in the pocket routine, with small dice The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 531
George Braund Swallowing Razor Blades The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 641
Karrell Fox Tip The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 168) 674
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
Jack Yeager "Flash" Cigarette in Handkerchief flash paper in thumb tip Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 16
Sidney Mayer Dollar Bill Stunt water poured in bill tube turns green Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 35
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
Maurice Kump The Hommade Magician - Hair (for thread work)
- Thumbtips
- Slates
- Carbon
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 1
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's hand Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Alton Sharpe Two Ribbon Cut using thumb tip and loops Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 101
Bill Nord Purse handkerchief appears in invisible purse / purse frameAlso published here The Best in Magic 9
Sam "Cordé" Cohn Cut & Restored Ribbon Up-to-Date part of "Dress Up Your Oldies" 26 Originals 12
Tony Corinda Different Types of Writers A. Described as "The Swami Gimmick"
B. Described as "C" Type
C. Described as The Band Writer
D. Described as the Overnail Writer
E. Described as an "Adhesive Writer" (Eric Mason's Boon)
F. Described as The Thumbtip Nailwriter
Related to The Swami Gimmick 4
Charlie Miller Fish Catching bare handed The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 72
Pat Sprake The Phoenix Pound dollar note is put in one of four envelopes and all are shuffled, three of them are burnt, in the last one is the bill The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 111
Ned Rutledge Thumb-Thing to Write With thumb tip writer, handling and construction Between Two Minds 42
Alan Shaxon The Banknote in Walnut bill in walnut in egg in lemon, serial number divination to startInspired by My Kind of Magic 37
Unknown II. Match Vanish thumb tip handling Close-up Cavalcade 52
Karl Fulves Klip Notes notes, techniques, ideas with paper clips and cards
- Add-On Technique
- Flap Card Technique
- Paper Clip Problems (4)
Close-Up Mental Magic 32
Karl Fulves Voodoo bowl with folded billets, on each billet is a country, spectator and performer take the same, interesting presentation Close-Up Mental Magic 46
Amedeo Vacca Red Ashes tissue strip produced, burnt & restored Amedeo's Continental Magic 19
Unknown Salt and Matches salt in hand transposes with matches in matchbox Another Close-up Cavalcade 102
Mike Tannen Tannen's "In" Move thumb tip The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 86
Frank Garcia The "Slick" Routine two in hand, one in pocket The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 118
Frank Garcia Hanky Panky with handkerchief The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 147
Mitchell Dyszel Silks To Go "Thumb Trix"
two silks vanish in fist, with wand
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. Close-Up Folio #4) 917
Mitchell Dyszel The Stretching Silk "Thumb Trix" The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. Close-Up Folio #4) 917
Unknown Salt Routine salt vanishes from hand, reappears in pen Close-up Cavalcade Finale 5
Mike Kozlowski The Hundred Dollar Bill Switch - The Effect and the Challenge
- Possibilities
- The How and the Why
- Getting Ready
- Mechanically Speaking
- Both Sides Now
- Presentation and...
The Hundred Dollar Bill Switch 3
Eric Mason Pop pop sound with thumb tip Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 12) 772
Karl Fulves No Box thumb tip rattle gimmick, routine with cigarette boxRelated to The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1243
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm thumb tip Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 6) 356
Al Schneider Sponge Color Changer with thumb tip Al Schneider On Close-Up 105
Unknown Billet Switch with thumb tip The Magic Pendulum 19
Bob Evans Tap II coins jump around in box and make clink sounds by themselvesInspired by
  • "Taps" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, Linking Ring & New Phoenix)
Related to
The Chronicles (Issue 26) 1320
Samuel Berland, Bob Hummer Card and Ribbon ribbon with gummed sticker in pocket, selection vanishes from deck and is found attached on ribbon (1940) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 11
Karrell Fox Ballast balancing card on back of hand, thumb tip Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 6) 493
Danny Korem Extinguished Smoker cigarette vanishes, water appears in hand, two thumb tips The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 93
Danny Korem Hanging Tip tip The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 96
Danny Korem The Tip and the Coin small coin vanishes in thumb tip, variation with folding half The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 94
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps The Shattered Chalice 9
Mike Caveney Thumb Tips for M.C.'s tip for M.C.'s Magicomedy 71
Gene Grant Uncanny Impulses pencil run over card with letters and stops at several letters, letters form a word a second spectator is thinking of Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 56
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet inhaling two halfs of torn cigaretteAlso published here Encore II 12
Jim Cellini Thumb Fun Slik vanish and reappearance, two thumb tip ditches (arm pit, shirt) The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 64
Unknown How Dollar Bills Are Made silk from bill, thumb tip The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 73
Neil See Fair Exchange ten dimes from bill, thumb tip The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 74
Barrie Richardson Bill Switch finger tip Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 5) 1035
Al Mann Power of the Press newspaper is torn and a piece selected, performer divines contentRelated to Six Columns 8
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay Production coin productions with thumb tip
- First Method
- Flip Up Production
Fork Full of Appetizers 46
Gene Anderson Son of Morning burning match vanishes in fist Fork Full of Appetizers 53
Phillip Young The Pink Things are Fingers joke with false thumb Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 30
Paul Gertner Tobacco Road borrowed bill in borrowed cigarette, thumb tip, corner switchRelated to The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 13
Al Baker, Paul Fox Cigarette Vanish handling with thumb tip Arcane (Issue 9) 104
Karl Fulves Sharpening Pencil in Card Case "the old pencil-sharpener in thumb tip gag" Ace Machine 6
Joseph Dunninger A Convincing Test billet steal from envelope, with thumb tip Master Billet Tests 7
Roger Klause The Name Is The Same two marked dollar bills transpose, using cigarette case in handling Encore III 14
Roger Klause Klause's Bill Switch Encore III 18
Roger Klause Sponge Ball Up Sleeve sponge ball to spectator's sleeve, repeat Encore III 73
Jeff McBride Cigarette Tear thumb tip, visual The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 25
Jeff McBride Cigarette Extravaganza production and vanish of two cigarettes using thumb tip, matches, flash paper The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 31
Pascal Monmoine I've Seen a Rubber Band magicians joke Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 6) 1234
David Gripenwaldt Door to Infinity coin vanishes and reappears in metal ringRelated to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 1) 76
Bob Friedhoffer Double The Tip wearing two thumb tips, one on the other, applications Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 1098
James Swain Up The Sleeve sugar up the spectator's sleeve, thumb tipRelated to The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3, No. 34, 35 & 36) 386
Roger Klause Sponge Vanish in thumb tip Korem without Limits 82
Danny Korem A Short Digit on Display thumb through spectator's shirt Korem without Limits 128
Thomas Alan Waters Pentamoney spectator distribute envelopes and last one to blindfolded performer, only he has money with local currency Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 709
Steve Beam Airspread II gimmick version The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 200
Frederick Braue Platform Rising Cards finger tip for end of thread (1959) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 17
John Cornelius All Thumbs enlarging a thumb tip Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 2) 18
John Carney The Vanishing Salt... Shaker vanish of a salt shaker Notebook 7
James Lewis Lottery Fever lottery presentation for 100% bill switch Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 5&6) 22
Davide Costi F.T. thumb tip handlingAlso published here For Friends Only... 57
Michael Ammar Thumb Tip Finesse Technique #1 (vanish a bill)
Technique #2 (vanish a cigarette)
Technique #3 (vanishing with middle finger)
Pocket Loading (pocket management)
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2, No. 4,5&6) 1
James Hodges Me, Knot You! do as i do knot routine Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2, No. 7&8 Arcane) 14
Gary Kurtz Levels of Impossibility string cut into four pieces, pieces knot together very quickly and string is eventually restored Continuations ... Departures 1 12
Gary Kurtz Well Spun wad of cotton turns into a string Continuations ... Departures 1 13
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Vanish The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 387
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Production half dollar production The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 388
Tom Gagnon Pop Top coin vanish and appearance, thumb tip and folding coin The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 386
John E. Mintz Cigarette Go The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1395
David Williamson Rebate coins heard in pen cap, thumb tip Williamson's Wonders 14
David Williamson Whirlybird Silk Vanish with wand and thumb tip Williamson's Wonders 80
Jack Miller Paymaster $20 bill in envelope, changes into $1 bill, clean handling with thumb tip Money Moves 8
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz Exodus sugar/salt vanish, pen cap instead of thumb tip 100% Sankey 23
Michael Weber Enough! cracking a fake egg as if real
- egg on fan
- egg bag finale
La Magie de Michael Weber 6
Gary Kurtz The Breakdown Gimmick thumb tip with attached coin Coin Magic 27
Alexander de Cova Der (fast) Perfekte Salztrick "nach Slydini", using thumb tip with loop Horizons 38
Johnny Ace Palmer Three Magic Scarves three different colored handkerchiefs, vanish singly and are produced from the other handkerchiefs again The Minotaur (Vol. 2, No. 2) 7
Michael Ammar Thumbtip Finesse Technique #1 (vanish a bill)
Technique #2 (vanish a cigarette)
Technique #3 (vanishing with middle finger)
Pocket Loading (pocket management)
The Magic of Michael Ammar 60
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet inhaling two halfs of torn cigaretteAlso published here The Magic of Michael Ammar 99
Michael Weber Four Dollars in Change ring folded from a five dollar bill transposes with a one dollar bill Life Savers 156
Alexander de Cova Seidentuchverschwinden silk vanish handling with thumb tip Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1, No. 1) 18
Alexander de Cova Russian Delivery bill to nest of Matryoshka dolls Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1, No. 4) 18
Michael Ammar Das Verschwinden des Geldscheins nach Michael Ammar bill vanish with thumb tip Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1, No. 4) 18
Michael Ammar, Roger Klause, Mike Kozlowski Bill Switch The Minotaur (Vol. 3, No. 4) 14
Vanni Bossi A Different Thumb Tip Handling using soft thumb tip Vanni Bossi NEW Lecture Notes 16
James Swain Up the Sleeve poured sugar disappears from fist and reproduced from spectator's sleeve, credits Roger Klause and Don StapletonRelated to Don't Blink 13
Alexander de Cova Purse Swindle silk vanishes from hand and reappears in purse (Patrick Page), then in purse frame Ein Profi packt aus... 34
Alexander de Cova Silk Vanish open thumb tip handling Ein Profi packt aus... 165
Alexander de Cova Magie mit dem Wurli-Wurm Squirmel/Wonder Worm ideas and routines
- Die Vorbereitung (preparation)
- Die beidhändige Handhabung (two-handed)
- Die einhändige Handhabung (one-handed)
- Auf dem Bleistift (with pencil)
- Die Daumenspitze (thumb tip)
- Aus dem Ärmel (sleeve)
- Die "S" Faltung
- Anstelle der Schaumgummibälle
- Der farbwechselnde Wurm (color change)
- Der ungezogene Wurm
- Der Schlangenkorb (meine Lieblingsroutine)
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1, No. 5) 15
Oswald Rae Cigarette and Bill thumb tip More Greater Magic 1240
Unknown Note on Cigarette Vanish in Thumbtip very brief More Greater Magic 1247
Alexander de Cova Fingertip Hints using finger tip instead of thumb tip, coin in purse frame application Secrets No. 1 109
Alexander de Cova Silk Vanish by Misdirection for large silks, fake corner in fingertip Secrets No. 1 112
Alexander de Cova Bill in Edding finger tipRelated to Secrets No. 1 114
Alexander de Cova Thumb Tip Handling á la Slydini table edge, showing hands empty Secrets No. 1 138
Paul Gertner Thumb Tip Corner Switch Steel and Silver 154
Paul Gertner The Bill in Cigarette Related to Steel and Silver 153
Paul Gertner The $100 Card in Wallet into envelope, with bill Steel and Silver 157
Paul Gertner Time is Money "(The $20 Bill in Hourglass)" Steel and Silver 162
Alexander de Cova Bill in Edding bill to marker pen, finger tip Verblüffend Einfach - Einfach Verblüffend 19
Michael Kaminskas Close-Up Tip #9: Thumbtips Miracle Material 65
Michael Kaminskas Candy Caper m&m bag is torn open and sealed again Miracle Material 94
John Riggs Sugar Vanish poured in hand, impromptu thumb tip version The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1196
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up comedy routine, during a rope cutting routine, performer apparently cuts off his thumb and then puts it back on The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 62) 1216
Pete Biro Billion-Dollar Bill Switch switch that ends clean, magnet unload in back pocket Virtual Foolery 5
Stephan Kirschbaum Thumb-Tips techniques for hiding the thumb tip The Book 118
Troy Hooser In the Round color change of sponge ball, two variations The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1456
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up thumb cut off with scissors during rope effect Flexing and Twisting 6
Joshua Jay Beach Business Cards Magician makes sand appear underneath business card that is placed on spectator's hand Magic Atlas 148
Eugene Burger Finger Tip Holder Mastering the Art of Magic 43
Eugene Burger Water Suspension water is suspended in spectators bill Mastering the Art of Magic 77
Jörg Alexander Weber Zaubersalz salt packet torn, salt poured in hand vanishes and packet restoresInspired by
  • "Sweet and Low" (Richard Osterlind, Challenge Magic video, 1990)
ZauberKunstStücke - Band 1 18
Theodore Annemann, Richard Osterlind Billet Switch with Salt Packet thumb tipInspired by ZauberKunstStücke - Band 1 21
Tony Bartolotta Thumb Tip Handling for Prediction Hex Squared 94
Karl Fulves Night On Elm sixteen envelopes with addresses in 4x4 matrix, one selected according to rules (including diagonal movement), in selected envelope is description of spectator Hex Squared 92
Alexander de Cova Coin-Catch coin production gimmick and sound gimmick in bucket Homemade Magic 9
Alexander de Cova Rosediction price of rose predicted on its price tag Homemade Magic 19
Alexander de Cova Vitamin B signed paper to plastic tube Homemade Magic 27
John Carney The Ascension Gimmick wire stuck to thumb tip The Book of Secrets 318
Sveroni Der Geldschein im Filzstift signed bill travels to marker which is held by spectatorRelated to Kreative Magie 32
Al Baker Strip Tease wet tissue paper is dryed in hand, thumb tip & finger tip The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 603
Al Baker Spirit Photography card image appears on initialed paper put in envelope The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 634
Al Baker Thumb Tip Preparation painting and washing The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 752
Jay Sankey Unscrewed Torn and restored borrowed bill where bill is seemingly "unscrewed" and "screwed" back Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 15
Alexander de Cova Der Stamperltrick bill travels to shot glass covered with paper Gambit 18
Davide Costi FT thumb tip handlingAlso published here Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 141
Nicholas Einhorn Finger Tip Silk Vanish World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 2 8
David Acer Make This Disappear "THIS" written on bill changes to "DISAPPEAR", then bill vanishes Random Acts of Magic 217
Sveroni Sveronis Bank Night with four different colored little bags, bag with red silk wins money, apparently goes wrong, three consolation prizes which are better than the prize the spectator wins Variationen 16
Alan "Ace" Greenberg In-Your-Face Thumbtie using fake fingertip Best of Friends - Volume III 138
David Williamson, Tom Stone Thumb Tip Silk Vanish see also Williamson's "Whirly Bird Vanish" Vortex 192
David Williamson, Tom Stone Whirly Bird Vanish Variation Vortex 210
Tom Stone, Finn Jon Thumb Tip as Sound Gimmick Maelstrom 208
Alexander de Cova Daumenspitz-Findigkeiten thoughts on the thumb tip
Trick Nr. 1 - Die Sicherheitnadeln
Trick Nr. 2 - Die Rosenvorhersage
Trick Nr. 3 - Das Laden in ein Tuch
Trick Nr. 4 - Stehlen aus dem Tuch
Trick Nr. 5 - Slydini Transfer
Seminar-Leviten 4
Alexander de Cova Der einfache Geldfang Seminar-Leviten 10
Alexander de Cova Wussten Sie... Seminar-Leviten 10
James Alan Bill in Melon inspired by Emil Jarrow's handling Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 6
Hector Chadwick Enveloper banknight, with named number prediction Miscellanea 6
Vanni Bossi The Vacuum Tip thumb tip handling for loading into silk and stealing it The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 179
Fred Kaps The Red Corner Hidden Agenda (Issue July 16) 204