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Dr. Lynn Dr. Lynn's Second Sight Act dead names written on papers, performer divines some, then a last one from freely chosen billet appears on arm of performer 1890 More Magic 252
Dr. Lynn The Thinkophone name on paper is divined, using changing ladle see also "The Changing Ladle" (1876) 1890 More Magic 255
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Reading Extraordinary one ahead 1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript") 463
Al Baker The Billet Test 1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript") 467
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Mystery three billets, envelopes, including the umbrella move see also "Your Thought" (Cyril Marriott, 1944),
"Handling Billets" (Malcolm Davison, 1960),
"The Umbrella Move" (1978)
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Book") 92
Theodore Annemann Two Papers and a Spectator thumb tip 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Al Baker The Name Is - ! one billet, using a leather book 1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Second Book") 118
Theodore Annemann The Master of the Message using a stooge 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 13
Theodore Annemann A Question and the Answer 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Theodore Annemann The Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead varied by "The Essence of Thought" (Al Mann, 1982) 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Ralph W. Read A New Method of Tabulation tip for question and answer reading act 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1935") 46
Theodore Annemann The Telephone Drama name and telephone number are divined 1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 7
Theodore Annemann The Dead Name Test connected to the foregoing routine, name of a dead person is divined
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 8
Wm. Hewitt The Modern Mindreader several questions put in envelopes see also "Modern Mind Reading" (Wm. Hewitt, 1938) 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 2
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Psychic Writing appearing writing on paper card answers question see also "Psychic Writing Variation" (Theodore Annemann, 1936),
varied by "Slate Trick" (Burling Hull, 1971),
"Spirits" (Jack Avis, 1975),
"Psychographitti" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1983)
1935 Mental Bargain Effects 4
Theodore Annemann Psychic Writing Variation appearing writing on paper card answers question see also "Annemann's Psychic Writing" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 91
Bert Reese Bert Reese Secrets Berthold Riess, billet reading information, soft paper 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1936") 140
Newton Hall The Reticent Queen written name is divined by whispering queen, using P&L Metal Card Box 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to read billet with deck of cards as cover 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 196
Robert Parrish The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Reading System 1. Collecting the Envelopes
2. Reading the Messages
3. Returning the Card and Envelope
4. Returning the Next to the Last Message
5. Reading the Last Message
1937 You'd be Surprised 22
Theodore Annemann Diabolo Pellet Reading 1938 Greater Magic 881
Unknown The One Ahead System 1938 Greater Magic 883
Wm. Hewitt Modern Mind Reading see also "The Modern Mindreader" (Wm. Hewitt, 1935) 1938 Greater Magic 884
Robert Parrish The Phantom President imaginary president is elected, choice divined 1939 Do That Again! 17
Burling Hull & Theodore Annemann New Sheet Reading questions in numbered envelopes answered by medium, Q&A 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 491
Henry Hardin The Finest Sealed Letter Test impression device 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
Theodore Annemann Tip on Q&A Act 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 620
Theodore Annemann A Day of Your Life one spectator writes some things on billets, performer divines all 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 654
Al Baker The Quick and the Dead living and dead test with reading of dead name 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 265
Joseph Dunninger & Theodore Annemann Gipsies Won't Tell thoughts on the reading act 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 723
Otis Manning The Ghost of a Chance billet switching box, Q&A see also "(b) The Key Test" (Eddie Clever, 1959),
"The O.M. Switch Box" (Harry Stanley & Otis Manning, 1960),
varied by "OManation" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1985)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 137) 781
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope burnt and divined 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 7) 26
James G. Thompson Jr. Duo-Finale three spectators think of something, write it down and seal their thought in an envelope, performer divines all three 1943 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 208
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to switch and read billet with deck of cards as cover 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 28
Theodore Annemann The Telephone Drama name and telephone number 1945 My Best 279
Jos. Kellar Ghost Eyes cards and billets are put in a bag and read in the darkness 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 30
John Hamilton Date? Name? triple prediction 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 392
Unknown A "One Man" Mind Reading Act billets are handed out for questions, quastion answer act 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 219
Unknown A Modern Crystal Gazing Act using switching tray 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 224
Anna Eva Fay & Ralph W. Read The Excelsior Mind Reading Act different methods to ascertain information, long discussion of this type of work 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 231
Cyril Marriott Facsimile content from billet is reproduced on a slate 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 415
Unknown The Three-Billet Test No. 3 three different categories 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 226
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 306
Al Baker Pellet Reading with secret opening and reading method 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 316
Al Baker Pseudo Fortune Telling Séance for "can you tell fortunes?"-situations 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 329
Al Baker Secret Reading of Billets 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 326
Al Baker One-Man Billet Reading 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 413
Bob Somerfeld Supelletive three billet routine, umbrella move 1951 Mind Reader's Digest 15
Milbourne Christopher Special Delivery several names of the members of the audience are noted, one is selected and put in envelope, performer hands envelope to owner 1954 More One Man Mental Magic 8
Dr. Stanley Jaks Billets Deux billet in glass, covered by handkerchief is divined 1954 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 299) 1194
Harold Sterling & Harlan Tarbell Astrological Mindreading Act birthdate reading, billets in envelopes 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 198
Harlan Tarbell Royal Message Reading message written on playing card, using card with window 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 206
Gene Grant A Miracle Mental Routine messages in envelopes reading routine, drawing duplication as climax, blindfolded 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 1
Tony Corinda (17) The Use of a Crystal Ball crystal ball as magnifying glass to read billets 1959 Billets 186
Tony Corinda Three Little Questions 1959 Billets 189
Charlie Miller The Great Billet Test spectator writes name on one of several billets, billet and word on it are divined 1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 38
Al Koran Birthday Card Trick birthday is divined, center tear 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 29
Al Koran Doodles psychometry with 6 spectators and papers 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 67
Ralph Gironda* & Karl Fulves Notes from Underground two billets/spectators, see p. 241 for further reference 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 167
Max Lister Easy Message Reading alcohol to make envelope transparent 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 62
Bob Haines Shades of Bert Resse several billets are read with Mann's "The Azonic Force", one ahead 1979 Acidus Plus 9
Thomas Alan Waters Trinkle birthday and zodiac are written on paper and divined inspired by "Telepathy Plus" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Scrypt") 186
Al Mann The Essence of Thought Q&A with one sitter, with envelopes inspired by "The Modernized Reading" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 1
Thomas Alan Waters OManation on the OM Billet Switching Box inspired by "The Ghost of a Chance" (Otis Manning, 1941) 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Fynys") 735
Richard Osterlind The Routine mindreading with center tear 1986 The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 13
Al Mann The Naked Thought prediction and mind reading, one ahead with 3 billets 1994 The Naked Thought 1
Al Mann The Quantum Leap with four cards, one ahead routine with the opener move 1994 The Naked Thought 4
Basil Horwitz Ultimate Challenge Thought and Clairvoyance performer writes date of birth, favorite color and hobby on card and selects a card with a word, all is divined by performer, envelope switch see also "Challenge Thought" (Basil Horwitz, 1981),
"Challenge Thought, Version II" (Basil Horwitz, 1984)
1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 38
Jas Jakutsch* The ATAW (Any Time AnyWhere) Triple Test divination of three thoughts, jotted down on a business card inspired by Bruce Bernstein's "Telepathy and Clairvoyance" in "Twenty Effects for the Psychic Entertainer" 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 1 11
Jas Jakutsch* JaJa Quadruple Test multiple billet reading, ends with a design duplication 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 1 21
Jas Jakutsch* The QuinBillet Test" AKA "A Kick to the One-A... Head" five billet routine, picture duplication, ends with Telephone Drama see also "The Telephone Drama" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 20
Paul Curry Smoke Signals card and word written on billets, then burnt and divined 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 221
Al Baker Thought Transcription several designs on billets, designs are duplicated, thumb tip 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Instructions") 585
Al Baker Message from Beyond answering of two questions 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magazines") 654
Al Baker Pellets and Card Trick cards are written on billets, performer devines cards, short card 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 726
Jörg Alexander Weber Drei-Namen-Eröffnung three names on billets, pseudo-psychometry, last name divined inspired by "Meine Drei-Zettel-Routine" (Carlhorst Meier, Seminar Carlhorst Meier) 2008 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 2 49
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges marking 2011 Knew & Improved 8
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges marking 2012 Blackpool Twenty Twelve 13