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Charles Rosenthal Money Mentalism money is put in envelope, medium names denomination, code 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 123
Theodore Annemann & Charles Peet A Mentalist with Money marked bill is divined among others and its number as well 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 168
Laurie Ireland Cups and Dollar Bills with rolled up bills 1936 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1936") 6
Unknown A Good Wrinkle for Rolling Bills method for a tight roll for insertion into lemon etc. 1938 Greater Magic 774
Kent Arthur Spurious Pelf "do as i do" sequence with spectator and 5 bills each, selected bill remains upside down 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 60) 429
Walter B. Gibson Mind Over Money memorizing the serial number of a bill and other ideas about quickly memorizing things on a bill 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Walter B. Gibson & Danny Morris Gaglet Department - card coding with name badges (Gibson)
- card in balloon gag (Morris)
- cut and restored tie performance at army shows without a stooge (Morris)
- bar bet, naming three numbers of a serial number on a bill
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 38
Bruce Elliott The Back Room bar bet with a coin, gag with a bill (Al Cohn), on semantics, exposure, George Krager, Keith Clark and Bill Larsen 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 68
Wilbur T. Kattner Tricklet stamps are produced from a rolled up bill 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Jack Chanin Gaglets handling for folded bill that turns upside down 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 23) 96
Unknown Bar Bet letting bill fall and spectator has to catch it 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 35) 146
Unknown A Dollar makes a "Break" bill to coins, bill breaks pencil (outstreched finger) 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 127
Unknown The Topsy-Turvy Bill bill is folded and opened, then upside down 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 129
Unknown Sign-A-Bill gag, bills bound into check book 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 135
Unknown A Roll of Bills gag, several bills are glued together at short end and rolled up see also "The Scissors" (Bert Allerton, 1958),
"Business For The Roll Of Notes" (Bob Read, 1975)
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 136
Hen Fetsch Tearing the Corner From Two Bills making identical corners with two bills 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 172) 690
Sidney Mayer Dollar Bill Stunt water poured in bill tube turns green 1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1949") 35
Ed Mishell Mishell's Move hidden bill packet is transferred from one hand to the other behind second bill 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 196) 782
Al Baker Fun with the Money-Making Machine ideas for this prop 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 429
Gershon Legman Lotus and Bow-Tie bill folded to bow-tie and Lotus also published as "Lotus and Bow-Tie" (Gershon Legman, 1956) 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 251) 1003
Paul Curry Fourth Dimensional Turning idea for S.S. Adams money printing machine, performer and spectator write names on both sides of a paper, when put in machine paper turns inside out and back 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 252) 1009
Harlan Tarbell 2 - Here's Your Change 5$ bill in envelope changes to single dollar bills, using Phantom Sticker 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 135
Bill Bowman Pop-Off clipped, two paperclips on folded bill link varied by "Dai Vernon's Adaption of Bill Bowman's "Clipped"" (Dai Vernon & Bill Bowman, 1957) 1956 The Best in Magic 3
Tony Corinda (8) Evidence bill in one of five envelopes is found by blindfolded performer 1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 154
Dr. Spencer Thornton Serial Number Duplication preparing bills, so they have the same serial number 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 12
The Amazing Maurice Mental Currency one of four bills is put in an envelope, performer divines which, olfactory method 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 17
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Notes ideas for Mental Curency 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 17
W. Mason* Bet-A-Bill betting game, the last digit of which bill is highest 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 387
Doc Boston Overdrawn spectator grabs a hand full of bills out of hat, performer knows number of bills 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 31
Alex Elmsley & Larry West The Elmsley Count with dollar bills, including variation "The Modified Count" 1973 Close-up Cavalcade 144
Morty Rudnick Impromptu Mis-Indexed Bill ten-dollar bill with hundred-dollar index see also "Slow Motion Bill Transposition" (U. F. Grant, 1943/27) 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 628
Amedeo Vacca Five to One spectator has crumpled one and five dollar bills, one in each hand, spectator divines where the five dollar bill is, then they transpose 1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 91
Peter Kane Serial Number Tip how to get two bills with the same serial number 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 63
Bob Read Business For The Roll Of Notes gag see also "A Roll of Bills" (1943/27),
"The Scissors" (Bert Allerton, 1958)
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 7) 81
Faucett Ross Manipulation with Banknotes The Ross Routine, bill manipulation 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 88
Karl Fulves Workshop (2) paper discs punched out of bill change to coins, posed as a problem 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
Karl Fulves (A) In God appearing writing on a bill, exploiting 1950 misprint 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 24) 93
Steve Beam Big Bucks gag with fake bill 1982 Steve Beam On Coins - Volume II 38
Karl Fulves Notes For A Dollar doing false counts with bill between cards and other uses for bills see also "The OJ Count" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 27
Unknown Washington's Moods visual gag with head on dollar bills 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 730
Mike Bornstein Sans Thumbtip bill rolled into tube, salt poured in it, doesn't come out at the bottom 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 946
Mike Bornstein The Hydrostatic Dollar Bill rolled bill is filled with salt, turned over and salt remains inside, gaffed bill 1984 More Money Magic of Mike Bornstein 5
Mike Bornstein The Photostatic Dollar Bill copying a part of a bill on a blank card 1984 More Money Magic of Mike Bornstein 15
Thomas Alan Waters Cashseer box with rolls of bills, amount of bills is secretly removed and divined by performer, other variations:
- Poison (with small liquid bottles)
- Mr. Ree (murder mystery, clue)
- Essencery Perception (with five vials of perfume)
- ReMarkerable (color match)
inspired by "(7) Corinda's "Money Box"" (Tony Corinda, 1958) 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mynd") 553
Roy Miller Dollar Duo Digits dollar bill is selected among eighteen bills, same last two digits of the serial number as the prediction bill 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 128
Roger Klause Bill, Book, and Candle bill is accidentaly set on fire, prelude to bill traveling effect, two handlings 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34,35&36) 352
Mike Bornstein Bill Stretch 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 1290
Edward Marlo The Money Sandwich using envelope out of bills see also "The Money Card" (Edward Marlo, 1983) 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 34
Bruce Cervon Unwind usfull Billfold for Coin Effects 1988 The Cervon File 123
Ken Kuroki Counterfeit when bill is held against light, shadow of card index shines through 1988 New Magic Of Japan 53
Mike Bornstein The Little Bit of Rubbing Image of Bill is rubbed on blank Card 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 9) 1686
Karl Fulves Shake Out two $5 bills and two $1 bills alternated, they separate, repeat, oil & water 1989 Money Moves 33
Neal Elias Bild Folded Into Finger Ring 1991 Life Savers 156
Karl Fulves Paper Hanger stack of bills is cut, game with top bills, performer has better chances 1991 Swindle & Cheat 19
John Graham Life-Saver Bill Tube clear Bill Tube 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2050
Steve Dusheck The Pocket Bill utility bill gaff 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 4) 2489
Howard Schwarzman Bill Strip observation about the metal strip in bills 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2638
Hiroyuki Sakai Green-Back Gone building on dollar bill appears and disappears 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 3) 103
Paul Harris Improv Nightshades glasses drawn on bill move see also "Gorgeous George" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "New Stuff") 31
Paul Harris Counterfeit Spectator printed signature on bill changes into spectator's name 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "New Stuff") 13
Fred Rohm Dollar Box origami figure 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Astonishing Friends") 307
Peter Marshall & Gerald Deutsch One Plus One = Two two 1$ bills fuse to one 2$ bill 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 10) 2853
Eugene Burger Water Suspension water is suspended in spectators bill 2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 77
Ron Bauer Fanning Powder Notes with bills 2001 Hornswoggled Again! 17
Al Baker Eye-Witnesses three different disagree on the value of a bill 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Contributions") 509
Jerry Andrus Bill Display Subtlety showing hands empty while hiding folded bill 2003 Tricks 6
Karl Fulves Sight Deprived distinguishing 1 and 5 dollar bills by touch, memory, presentational idea from Jinx #148, p. 826 (4 remaining senses sharpen when one is missing) 2005 Combo II 14
Karl Fulves Sort By Thought $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills, three each, order memorized by performer 2007 Word Play 45
Roberto Giobbi How to Memorize a Serial Number Entertainingly 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Feb 8") 46
John Lovick President Handsome riddle/illogicality with bills in which money is spent but apparently everyone, including the spender, walks away with profit inspired by "Borderline Case" (Maurice Fogel, In Search of the Sensational, 2007),
"The Secret" (David Regal, Genii, June 2008)
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Ha... 77
Roberto Giobbi Betchas routining betachs and using real money 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Feb 9") 44
Andreas Rau & Christoph Borer Victor Lustig money printing machine with story about Victor Lustig selling the Eifel Tower 2016 21 77
Andy (The Jerx) And Then There Were None Spectators' bills all have strange writing on them - combined together they form an ominous skull picture 2016 The Jerx 147