102 entries in Paper / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown The Butterfly Trick paper butterflies held in air with fan Modern Magic 397
Unknown The Paper Ribbon and the Barber's Pole long paper coil from hat, then pole (paper, switched for wooden pole by assistant) More Magic 300
Unknown Paper from an Egg paper coilRelated to More Magic 339
Bland A Barber's Pole from an Egg paper spiral "pole", later switched for wooden one More Magic 340
C. O. Williams The Paper Bag (Various Kinds) "Methods for Obtaining Secret Possession of a Watch"
watch vanishes in paper bag or cone
Later Magic 134
Albert Fellows, Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 90
Oswald Rae Paper Tearing Feats patter and jokes for paper tearing acts More Practical Patter 36
Oswald Rae Simple Silk Sorcery chosen one of four different colored silks vanishes from paper cone and appears in desired envelope, with standAlso published here
  • "Simple Silk Sorcery" in "The Sphinx"
Original Magic 57
Tom Bowyer Publicity Trick back of business card with playing card back changes color The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
Theodore Annemann A Matter of Policy story gag trick with twenty giant cards, ten democrats and ten republics, see page 54 for further comments and page 99 for improvement by Max Holden, see page 172 for improvement by Andrew BrennanRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 35
Tom Sellers A Surprise Opening with Cards confetti appears as deck is riffled Quick Tricks 18
Keith Clark March of Time - Finale Trick paper cutting with clock face and time The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 116
Theodore Annemann, Percy Naldrett The Phantom Artist celebrity chosen, large paper sheet is folded and cut, silhouette of chosen person is seen The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 217
Val Evans, Franz Christensen An Invitation to Lunch...with Beer picture cards are spelled out with story, always beer shows up, handling of Christensen's "Spell Hound" (Nov. 1936 Genii) The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 238
Laurie Ireland A Novel Pigeon Production follow up for Cecil Lyle's Hat Trick, dove appears fro paper hat Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937) 2
Unknown To Tear Cellophane you can tear cellophane and the spectator can't Greater Magic 834
Hen Fetsch, Harrison Reincarnation burned page with writing reappears in envelope, two methods The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 349
Charles Nyquist, Pierre L. O. A. Keeler P. L. O. A. Keeler switch of paper sheets between slates The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 376
Bruce Elliott Seven Wenches of Bluebird coincidences with cut-out heads The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 106) 635
Ralph W. Read Static paper sticks to things, apparent magnetism The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 694
Tom Sellers Paper Switch switching a piece of paper on a pad, wax Condensed Conjuring 11
Unknown The Enchanted Paper strip of paper vanishes in hand, reappears in handkerchief, thumb tip Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 125
Unknown The Patriotic Paper Balls three colored paper balls in 3 bowls, then every color in each bowl Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 173
Louis Tannen Winter-Time in China second method Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 305
Tom Sellers A Different "Pick-It-Out" Trick three card monte with three pieces of paper That's Good! 8
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Making a Paper Cone Prepared Cards and Accessories 29
Unknown Superba Paper Cone for Handkerchief Vanish Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 79
Unknown Puffing Rice in a Cone making popcorn in paper cone Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 85
Unknown The Two-Way Paper Cone vanishing, switching, producing silks, ... Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 86
Unknown Royal Paper Cone to vanish small flat objects Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 91
Unknown Century Card Vanishing Paper to vanish few cards Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 92
Tom Sellers Rabbit and Hat rabbit appears on top of cardboard hat Magical Mixture 30
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle a figure on a paper, has to be reorganized to form a square in no more than four cutsRelated to
  • page 203 for solution
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 198
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Double Cross" chalk crosses travel from paper into performer's hand Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 57
L. Vosburgh Lyons Pieces of Fate folding and cutting a piece of paper into a circle, a swastika, the words hell and peace are formed, themed to the WW2 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 252
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle turning a square of paper into an equilateral triangle The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 65) 267
Jean Hugard Making a Paper Cone rolling the cone efficiently Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 4) 148
John Booth John Booth's Album of Stars photographs vanish from envelope to appear in album and picture frame Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 55
Ralph W. Read Perfected Mental Masterpiece impression device, dealer's item, application mentioned Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 206
Neal Elias Screwy Square optical thing with a line on a square sheet of cardboard At the Table Tricks 16
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Thru the Looking Glass spectator writes something on paper and the paper is rolled into a ball, that ball is pressed into a mirror and removed again, now the writing of the spectator is backwardsRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 597
Glendi Production Load from small cabinet or hat, paper stream Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 15
Jack Chanin From the Private Files of Chanin paper napkin bursts into flame and restores again, three variations The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 194) 774
Milbourne Christopher One Man's Opinion opening gag, paper makes some noise The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 247) 986
Vin Carey Boxed gag, pencil does not write on paper The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 279) 1115
Al Koenig, Mike Modrako The Printer's Hat folding a printer's hat from a newspaper The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 315) 62
Stewart Judah, Max Malini The Divertisements of Stewart Judah - Variation of Mutus Nomen
- on flesh color point for gimmicks (Malini anecdote)
- on the Paper Snapper
- Cigar Vanish
- Malini's Adhering Cigar
Related toVariations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 319) 82
Karrell Fox Let's Rehearse piano roll gag Kornfidentially Yours 30
Karrell Fox It's a Date idea for Bathing BeautyRelated to Kornfidentially Yours 32
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Travelling Sticker sticker disappears from blank card and reappears on spectator's business card in envelope Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 136
David Bamberg Fu Manchu's Utility Bag object placed in paper bag vanishes Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 139
Norman Houghton Norman's Nonsense - Winding up the pack (credited to Karrell Fox)
- sandpaper gag
Related to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 330) 130
Don Alan Cut Out this Tonite wordplay gag, with paper cuts Pretty Sneaky 36
Harlan Tarbell Confetti to Malted Milk in two cups The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 343) 195
Bert Allerton Making the Flower out of paper The Close-Up Magician 57
Dr. Jacob Daley, L. Vosburgh Lyons Mirror Mirror paper strip with mirror words (OTTO, WOW, ...), performer writes "TOP" and "BOTTOM" on either end, when held in mirror top and bottom change places The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 5) 85
Unknown How to Make a Paper Cone Newspaper Magic 133
Roy Johnson Spot (The amazing vanishing rabbit!!) comedy routine, card with rabbit in a top hat is put in window envelope, rabbit vanishes from cardRelated to
  • Bill Severn's "Magic Comedy"
Second Time Around 23
Joseph K. Schmidt Center Tear spectator writes card in center of square paper, cut into four pieces and puzzled together so a center section is missing, can be presented as pseudo center tear, see p. 527 for comment by L. Vosburgh LyonsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4) 398
Tan Hock Chuan Tan's Trick pattern folded into paper behind back on signed paper that should not be possible so quickly, see also p. 476 for comment by Gershon Legman and p. 521 for Bruce Arnold comment The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 10) 437
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over Paul Curry Presents 43
Robert E. Neale A Trick with Sandpaper two pieces of sandpaper are folded together, performer can pull them apart but spectator cannot
- Thumb Variation
- Lock Position
- Warnings
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 12) 811
Dick Simonds Tickets Please gag, correct rolled up bus ticked is found out from several Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 9) 110
Paul Harris Bayberry Bag Swindle chop cup routine with paper bag and paper ball loads The Magic of Paul Harris 3
Eric Mason I Say, Dots Impossible! optical illusion on front cover of the issue, at a distance a word appears Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 1) 458
Karl Fulves A Psychic Secret "Piped in Sound", how to overhear conversations in other rooms with a piece of paper via plumbingRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 27) 103
Max Londono Change-Over switch for crumpled piece of paper Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 1) 297
Andrew Galloway The Undercover Cards four cards through newspaper gather under a folded sheet of paper, one by one Diverting Card Magic 45
Unknown Arrested Oxidation paper does not burn until performer wants to The Shattered Chalice 5
Unknown An Optical Trick No. 76, optical illusion with two strips of paper, T-formation one bigger than the other Self-Working Table Magic 94
Hiram Strait Stamp Collector stamp assembly on four corners of a cardboard Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5, No. 6) 637
Edward Marlo A Commercial Tip wild card with business cards Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 18
Patrick Martin Oral Gami tissue paper is restored in mouth, mouth coil, spring flower bouquet from paper and dove from flowers The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 117
Phillip Young Autograph Hound gag on autograph collecting, additional idea by Dexter Cleveland The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 183
Daryl Martinez The Multi-Colored Pen starting with "pen writes any color"-gag, out to lunch principle The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 15
Jay Sankey Lingering Illusion post card in envelope are punched with holes, post card inside restored Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 9) 12
David Harkey Pop Art drawn cannon on signed paper really blows off Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2, No. 3) 15
Karl Fulves Karate Klip trick with stapler and paper, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 49) 218
Jay Sankey Lingering Illusion post card in envelope are punched with holes, post card inside restored Spectacle 127
Harlan Tarbell Elusive Cannon Crackers different colored cannon crackers change places, several effect variations Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 103
Harlan Tarbell The Basics of Quick Sketching crash course in this skill Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 187
Muneo Yokoi Paper Purse Purse printed on piece of paper, can open the purse and produce coins and bank notes from it Volum 5 Lecture Note 22
Angelo Carbone Striking Art performer removes match from drawn matchbox on a pad and strikes it on striking surface on paper The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 1) 9
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Winged Signatures "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 80
Paul Harris The Bayberry Bag Swindle chop cup routine with paper bag and paper ball loads The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris) 63
Paul Harris Rumpled Splitskin two business cards are laid on top of each other and the layers penetrate to form an impossible object The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 29
Karl Fulves While You Sleep four queens in case, jack added, it vanishes, "HELL"-paper-fold, story presentation, "For a long time, at parties, this was a requested effect." The Vampire Chronicles 77
Karl Fulves Paper Folding Note Related to Mutus Nomen 54
Karl Fulves Bloodlines blood writing on paper, chemical Lost Vampire Secrets 150
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 336
David Berglas Would You Make a Reliable Witness? routine with Reality/Fantasy ambigram, Lubor Fiedler's Posi-Negative and stroop-effect, people read words and experience them differently then others The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 364
David Ben Worse Habits cups & balls with a cigarette paper and a bottle cap Tricks 23
Paul Gertner, Larry Jennings Flick Move Tricks 26
Al Baker Ring around Rosie paper is torn and image "appears" on what is left The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 575
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 Cigarette Paper Trick torn pieces and whole pieces change place The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 695
Al Baker Cornucopia newspaper cone to disappear small object The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 700
Ron Bauer The Big Bag of Tricks & the Little Black Hat structure for a routine for children using a paper bag and a hat with slips with trick names
- Synopsis of the David Ginn Version
- Outline of Format
- Props for the Basic Outfit
- Finally
- Alternative Continuity Presentation Using a "Stamp Album" or "Coloring Book" Type Gimmick...
The Ron Bauer 2008 Lecture 7
Oliver Meech Flaming Voodoo Paper held by performer bursts into flames The Plot Thickens 64
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Victoria's Secret routine with folded origami Fortune Teller Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 25
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Portable Career Counselor routine with folded origami Fortune Teller Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 26
Fredo Raxon Clear Writing getting the spectator to write legibly Secret Agenda (Issue June 22) 185