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Unknown Mercury's Card foldedRelated toVariations Expert Card Technique 269
Dai Vernon Winged Silver three silver coins in one hand, three gold coins in other hand, silver travels acrossRelated toVariations Select Secrets 27
Dai Vernon Five Coin Star Related to The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 98
Steve Beam Upside Down Chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by Martin Gardner, Dan Garrett and Sid Lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by Lee FredRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 1
Steve Beam Rollover Kings four kings production, last two kings with Elliott's Brrrrtttt!Inspired byRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 32
John Riggs 5 Coin Star in a circle formation, predated by Alex Elmsley 1952Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 42
Steve Beam Leftovers on The Winter Carnival of Magic in Gatlingburg, Houdini, Randi, John Riggs, Harvey Rosenthal, Dexter Cleveland The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 52
Steve Beam Leftovers on The Equinox, an All Backs Joke by John Riggs, John Murray, Kevin Justice's birthday card idea, Walter Gibson, Harry Blackstone Sr., Lloyd Jones, James Bazemore, birth of Casey Lauren Beam The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 5) 88
John Riggs Cold Fold card fold into quarters, bottom of the deck, finesse on Scarne's card foldInspired byRelated toAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 92
John Riggs Thumb Print The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 156
Steve Beam Leftovers on duct tape, Dan Fleshman, Wayne Kyzer, George Wallace, James Swoger, Phil Thomas, Paul Wolman, Jerry Andrus, video editing, John Riggs The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 192
John Riggs The Thing small puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin out, more ideas on "Mr. Jimmy" by Steve BeamRelated toAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 193
John Riggs The Dip Switch bold coin switch, in pocket The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 197
John Riggs One Handed Gellerism spoon bending, slow bend until it breaks The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 198
John Riggs Airspread card spread in hands, one hand lets go, spread suspends in air, ungaffed The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 199
John Riggs Uncle John's Guide to Magic! in comic form The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 202
John Riggs Bent Over Double Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 204
John Riggs John Riggs The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 208
John Riggs Rollover Revisited cards shuffled face up / face down, four of a kind is produced and cards all turn into same direction againInspired byAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 208
Edward Marlo, John Riggs Perfect False Riffle Shuffle variation The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 210
John Riggs The Centerfold Deal false center deal demonstration, two players, four kings, four aces as a climaxAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 210
John Riggs Loading Cards Between a Four of a Kind with the pack, several breaks The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 211
John Riggs Double Lift from Bottom hiding a face up card The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 211
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs and Henry Looper The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 212
Jon Racherbaumer Surfer Sandwich visual catch as tabled spread is turned overRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 10) 1121
Steve Beam Leftovers on an idea for finding a check with muscle reading, a very risky idea to find a selected card over the phone, John Riggs The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 120
John Riggs Sandwich Spread jokers placed on spread, spread is flipped over and jokers caught with right hand, selection is found sandwiched in betweenRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 128
John Riggs Jimmy Revisited more ideas on The Thing and puppet hand finds card, Mr. JimmyRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 216
John Riggs Purse Snatcher puppet hands and feet appear between performer's hand, joke, Mr. JimmyAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 217
John Riggs Backwards Card to Wallet wallet changes into giant cardAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 218
Steve Beam Leftovers on Harry Blackstone, Jr., John Riggs, Wayne Kyzer, Don Morris The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 228
Bud Whitford The Thing Returns Again more ideas on "The Thing", Mr. Jimmy, baby between hands urinatesRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 238
Bud Whitford And Again more ideas on "The Thing", Mr. Jimmy, baby between handsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 238
John Riggs Count on Me gag, counting fingers, rubber hand The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 239
Steve Beam The Good, the Bad & the Layman comments and thoughts on magic
1. Magician or Actor?
2. Why aren't Magicians Tougher on Each Other?
3. Are Magicians too Tough on Each Other?
4. The "Commercial" Trick
5. Good Versus Bad Tricks
6. The Commercial Magicians
7. The Attitude
8. Conclusion
Followed by comments of Don Morris, John Riggs, Leroy Blackstone, Phillip Young, Dexter Cleveland, Wayne Kyzer
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 245
John Riggs Aces for Airheads off-beat cutting the aces, four random cards on top, when position of packets are changed, aces appear on top of the packets The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 258
John Riggs Coon 2 spring raccoon routine, impressions and selected card is found
1. The Attack
2. The Signed Cod
3. The Finale
4. The Screaming Assault
5. The Follow Up
6. The Wiggler
7. Leftover Line
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 267
John Riggs Lucinda ring vanishes from box and appears in performer's mouth, invisible bird presentation, comedy routine The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 303
John Riggs Flea Market joke, apparently performer eats flies, additional ideas The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 307
John Harwood The Thing - The Sequel more ideas with miniature hands, Mr. Jimmy / The Thing
- The Fly
- Sponge Balls
- Applause
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 309
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs, Doug Henning, Danny Smith, Genii The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 332
Rhett Bryson, John Riggs Zombie gag, bald head zombie The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 340
John Riggs Cranium Vanish gag, coin is thrown in the air and lands on performer's head, he then removes the coin and it vanishes, for bald people only, tattoo The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 349
Steve Beam Leftovers on Wayne Kyzer, John Riggs, Phillip Young, TV show "The Search for Houdini", James Randi, The Pendragons The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 352
John Riggs Ups and Downs jokes for Upside DownRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 21) 367
John Riggs Cool Change color change using Riggs' "Cold Fold"Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 407
John Riggs Cold Case using John Riggs' "Cold Fold"Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 24) 408
Steve Beam The Floating Lady queen floats between two halves of the deck, then the card vanishes, impromptuRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 28) 485
John Riggs Can-Can comedy routine, soda can changes brand six times in a bag, sucker elementInspired by
  • Jerry Johnson's "In the Bag" in "The Linking Ring" February 1989
The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 29) 505
John Riggs Linking Cards Also published here The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 31) 545
John Riggs Back to Business card on hand The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 639
John Riggs Back to Back Issues Inspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 640
Steve Beam Leftovers on Brad Reeder's Comedy Bash, Winter Carnival of Magic, John Riggs The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 32) 580
John Riggs The Golly Pitch gallo pitch variation, coin transfer The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 33) 590
John Riggs The Eggroll Peek several cards, peek and overhand shuffle The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 39) 717
John Riggs Irritating Cards Across humorous card to pocket, 51 to pocket, gaffed and impromptu The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 40) 738
John Riggs Wallet to Card wallet changes into giant cardAlso published here Card to Wallet 165
Steve Beam Leftovers on National Magic Day, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Bob Sheets idea for Yedid's Finger Fantasies, Barry Wood idea for the no-tear paper The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 36) 660
John Riggs The Jerk with a Pen spectator cannot remove cap from pen, performer can do it easily The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 37) 665
John Riggs Glass Houses coin produced from purse frame, with doll hand, Mr. JimmyRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 37) 671
John Riggs Card Force in LeftoversRelated to
  • Stewart James' "Nullificator" in "Stewart James: The First Fifty Years"
The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 37) 678
John Riggs The Optical Location cards shuffled face up into face down, two cards selected and performer finds them The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 43) 770
John Riggs The Open Book Test triple prediction, word, card and picture from a magazine, Mental Epic, comedy presentation The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 45) 802
Steve Beam Leftovers on an opening line by John Riggs, Dick Dale, business card gag, taboos and Jim Culver The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 46) 840
Steve Beam Leftovers on opening lines by John Riggs, Dai Vernon, Stephen Minch, Lisa Weedman, George Sands, Don Morris, Dan Garrett, Earl Oakes, Ed Weiss, Alec Callow, getting booked on conventions, Richard Bartram The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 47) 860
John Riggs ESP 2000 six business cards are numbered from one to six on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to six are written on the other side, they matchInspired by
  • Ormond McGill's "ESP Guessing Game"
Related to
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 922
John Riggs Impressions credit card behind back, number is divined The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 931
Alex Elmsley The Rosette roll down with 5 coinsRelated to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 19
John Riggs Coinfusion Two silver coins, one vanishes and the other changes into a smaller copper coin. One silver coin is reproduced, coins across and with the two odd coins The Magic of John Riggs 23
John Riggs Golly Pitch Gallo Pitch variation The Magic of John Riggs 24
John Riggs Backfire Eagles winged silver, with Mr. Jimmy gimmickRelated to The Magic of John Riggs 25
John Riggs Coins to Pocket four coins travel one by to pocket, they arrive with a clink The Magic of John Riggs 26
John Riggs Ambitious Card with Blank Deck The Magic of John Riggs 31
John Riggs The Cold Fold card fold into quarters, bottom of the deck, finesse on Scarne's card foldRelated toAlso published here The Magic of John Riggs 31
John Riggs Color Change Case with the Cold Fold Also published here The Magic of John Riggs 33
John Riggs Other Ideas with the Cold Fold - color change
- torn and restored card
The Magic of John Riggs 34
John Riggs File Card signed card, deck is shown every card has a label, signed card is marked as "Your Card" The Magic of John Riggs 35
John Riggs Peek Case gaffed case in cellophaneRelated to
  • Marc Spelmann's "Glimpse", 2004
The Magic of John Riggs 36
John Riggs Rising Card Handling The Magic of John Riggs 38
John Riggs Mullica Wallet Idea independently developed by Bob King, wallet handling The Magic of John Riggs 39
John Riggs Corkscrew side steal to palm, while turning deck The Magic of John Riggs 40
John Riggs The Centerfold Deal false center deal demonstration, two players, four kings, four aces as a climaxAlso published here The Magic of John Riggs 41
John Riggs Rollover Kings cards shuffled face up / face down, four of a kind is produced and cards all turn into same direction againInspired byAlso published here The Magic of John Riggs 44
John Riggs The Double Cross four cards on table, selected one is reversed The Magic of John Riggs 45
John Riggs The Linking Cards Also published here The Magic of John Riggs 47
John Riggs On the Presentation of Mentalism The Magic of John Riggs 55
John Riggs Procrastinating Prognostication prediction of selected headline The Magic of John Riggs 57
John Riggs ESP Guessing Game 2000 six blank cards are numbered, spectator guesses where which number is and he is rightInspired by
  • Orville Meyer's "The ESP Guessing Game"
Related to
The Magic of John Riggs 59
John Riggs Design Deception design drawn on blank card is shuffled among other cards, card is found and design duplicated The Magic of John Riggs 60
John Riggs Florariggs bag with bulldog clip, prediction of three numbers, in bag rose for spectatorInspired by
  • David Douglas' "Flora-Mental" in "Magick" No. 94
The Magic of John Riggs 61
John Riggs A Mullica Wallet Routine prize prediction on receipt in wallet The Magic of John Riggs 63
John Riggs A Bird of Different Feather bag with cards cut in quarters, performer finds pieces of thought of cardInspired by
  • Robert Baker's "Birds of a Feather" in "Shared Thoughts"
The Magic of John Riggs 65
John Riggs The Scissor Steal/Switch The Magic of John Riggs 68
John Riggs The Center Scissor Steal center tear handling, for stealing the piece The Magic of John Riggs 68
John Riggs Scissor Swap coin and ring, travel to same hand The Magic of John Riggs 69
John Riggs Key Shocker Related to The Magic of John Riggs 70
John Riggs The Psychic Shopper grocery bag, performer names two different products several times and spectator can select one each, those products are in the bag and prize tag is sum of numbers spectator have written on a card The Magic of John Riggs 71
John Riggs Slow Motion Gellerism spoon bends and eventually breaks The Magic of John Riggs 73
John Riggs Your Good Fortune, Miss! prediction of a gem stone and a tarot card The Magic of John Riggs 74
John Riggs R.I.P.P. Paper Tear Inspired by
  • Patrick Page's "Ten Second Paper Tear"
The Magic of John Riggs 81
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Baxter, Bruce Fricker, Jon Racherbaumer, Stephen Minch, Steve Pressley, Doug Canning, Tom Craven, Scott Robinson, John RiggsRelated to
  • Joe Given's "Personalized Pasteboards" in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks II"
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 56) 1072
John Riggs Rolled Vanish handkerchief is rolled between hands and vanishes The Magic of John Riggs 86
John Riggs Poor Man's Dream coins are produced, a cookie and a jumbo coin, put in paper bag, then the coins change into jumbo coin The Magic of John Riggs 87
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam, Mike Beam, Joel Givens, John Riggs The Heavy Deck gags with block of steel in card box The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 58) 1116
John Riggs Solipsist Cup and Ball Routine ball, wand and cup, different loads then solid cup ending The Magic of John Riggs 5
John Riggs Palm-to-Palm Load The Magic of John Riggs 8
John Riggs Further Thoughts on Cups and Balls The Magic of John Riggs 10
John Riggs, Warren Stephens Sweet Mystery three pink sweetener packets travel to other hand joining three sugar packets, winged silver The Magic of John Riggs 11
John Riggs Self-Working Rising Business Card loop The Magic of John Riggs 13
John Riggs Anytime Wand from Purse The Magic of John Riggs 13
John Riggs Mr. Jimmy puppet hand in coin purse, throws coin outAlso published here The Magic of John Riggs 14
John Riggs Mr. Jimmy Exposed puppet hands and feet appear between performer's hand, joke, more ideasAlso published here The Magic of John Riggs 17
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs, Jeff White, Tony Biscardi Joke, Steven Youell, David Copperfield, Mike Gallo, Tom Craven, Dave Michael Evans The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1196
John Riggs Sugar Vanish poured in hand, impromptu thumb tip version The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1196
Paul Curry Probability Zero ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they match, first in "Sealed Miracles 1", 1944Related to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 139
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #3 on illustrations, John Riggs, Upside Down, Human Printing Press, Credit CheckRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) xii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #6 on Calculator Trick, The Cold Fold, Compu-Card & Teleforce, on digital trickery, GIGORelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) xii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #12 on illustrations, The ThingRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) xxv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #14 on John Riggs cartoon, Cashpack, Well ShakenRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) xxx
Steve Beam Special Issues #05 1st Annual - Creating Magic
#10 2nd Annual - Beam's Guide to Attending Magic Conventions
#11 No Steve Beam Issue
#12 John Riggs' 1-Man Issue
#15 3rd Annual - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
#15 Dead Raccoon Issue
#20 4th Annual - The Bald Issue
#22 The Power Session - All Cards
#23 Tom Gagnon - One-Man Issue
#25 5th Annual - Name Brand Magic
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) liv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #51 on Doug Canning, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Steven Youell The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue Addendum) iii