Number-Reading
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Al Baker Al Baker's Pet Hat Trick hat as a utility prop to exchange billets... 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Book") 77
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
Theodore Annemann Serial Number Divination number is divined by medium, in random order see also "The Banknote in Walnut" (Alan Shaxon, 1970) 1937 "En Rapport" 10
Theodore Annemann Mental Dollars three bills folded and put in handkerchief, one is selected and the serial number is divined, the Accessory 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 10
Dr. Richard Rowe Three Cards and a Bank Note (Bill) three selections & borrowed bill sealed in four envelopes, performer names card and serial number, all vanish and reappear in middle of deck, bill wrapped around the three cards, duplicates 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 43
Henry Hardin Mystic Perception divined whether serial number on dollar bill is odd or even 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 596
Clyde Cairy Hoomdangs result of some calculations with the serial number of a chosen bill, appear on slates 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 123
Tom Osborne Instant Number Memorization how to quickly memorize serial number 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 134
Dr. E. G. Ervin Impromptu Bill Reading 1945 My Best 163
Ronald B. Edwards Numerology with prepared stage money 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 79) 320
John Brown Cook & Arthur H. Buckley A Chance in a Billion bill put in a glass and covered with handkerchief 1947 Gems of Mental Magic 41
John Brown Cook & Arthur H. Buckley New Bills for Old ten serial numbers are noted on a blackboard, performer is blindfolded and can call out all the numbers 1947 Gems of Mental Magic 44
Bob Somerfeld Serial Number Prediction 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 152) 618
Unknown Reading the Number on a Borrowed Dollar Bill using double envelope 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 178
Al Baker Bill-Epathy using Baker Billet Switch 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 283
Dr. Jacob Daley & Dr. Stanley Jaks Daley's Device bill switch while putting it in envelope also published as "Device" (Dr. Jacob Daley, 1956) 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 217) 866
Gene Grant Challenge Dollar Bill Test bill in envelope and between slates, still performer divines serial number 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 10
Dr. Jacob Daley Device bill switch while putting it in envelope also published as "Daley's Device" (Dr. Jacob Daley & Dr. Stanley Jaks, 1950) 1956 The Best in Magic 213
Tony Corinda (5) The Bartender's Nightmare! divination of a serial number, blindfolded 1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 150
Dr. Spencer Thornton Other Thorntonism Ideas for a serial number divination, switching playing cards and appearance of a message 1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Eric Mason (12) The Star Trap Billet Switch (Eric Mason) spectator throws rolled up bill to performer, who divines the serial number, with star trap towel holder gimmick 1959 Billets 181
Dr. Spencer Thornton Serial Number Telepathy one of five collected bills is selected and the serial number divined 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 12
Corvello Mentalism in Numbers three bills folded and put in a handkerchief 1960 Magic of the Mind 68
The Amazing Maurice A Spectator Performs Telepathy spectator divines number from a bill by looking into a glass of water 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 19
Lou Borin* Mind vs. Money ten bills borrowed, performer reveals serial numbers behind back, see p. 246 for further references & p. 258 for Evan Shanahan playing card adaption 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 237
Alan Shaxon The Banknote in Walnut bill in walnut in egg in lemon, serial number divination to start inspired by "Serial Number Divination" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1970 My Kind of Magic 37
Amedeo Vacca Budapest Switch featuring switch of crumpled bill with handkerchief, tabled 1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 93
Al Mann The Legal Tenders serial number is divined, with Abyss envelope 1977 The Sibylline Messages 8
Francis Carlyle The Blindfold Act 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 129
John Cornelius Read Out denomination and serial number of bill read that is given behind back see also "Nor Eyes To See With" (Don Nielsen & Karl Fulves, 1969) 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1165
George B. Anderson Serial Number Divination serial number of folded bill is divined with pendulum, switch 1980 The Magic Pendulum 24
Gene Grant Supreme Psychometry pseudo psychometry, different objects in envelopes, serial number divination of a bill 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 71
Barrie Richardson Dollar Divination using bill switch 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1034
Eric Mason & Barrie Richardson "Bill Divination" several bills in a bowl, one is selected and number divined 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 37
Rev. John "Jack" Keenan Ripper Amok number divination of a bill and prediction with a office spike 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 10
Basil Horwitz Challenge Bank Note Mindreading several bills are collected and sealed in envelopes, spectator choses one and serial number is divined 1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 57
Paul Harris Bat Fishing borrowed dollar bill, eight cards selected, their values are serial number of bill 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "New Stuff") 37
Paul Curry Payoff bill folded and put in envelope, serial number is divined, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 159
Al Baker Dollar Bill Trick 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 710
Oliver Meech Secret Service Load Performer divines serial number of a bill inside the spectator's wallet. The bill is never taken out of the wallet during the reading. 2009 The Plot Thickens 72