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Unknown L'Ecriture Cachée Dans une Tabatiere, d'où on la Tire, Sans la Toucher, Pour la Faire Trouver Dans une Bougie signed piece of paper is burnt and appears in selected candle, switch with a box, with assistant notes from 1788 mention method for paper to orange and signature duplication 1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 24
Unknown The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device 1876 Modern Magic 358
Unknown The Brass Card Box prop 1897 New Era Card Tricks 141
Stanley Collins Billet Switch on clip, with a deck of cards, while removing cards 1915 Original Magical Creations 69
Theodore Annemann & Dr. E. G. Ervin A New Apparatus for the Pellet Switch with a matchbox 1931 The Book Without A Name 38
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
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 Thumb Tip Billet Switch 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Theodore Annemann Billet Switching general thoughts, the folding of the paper and two switches 1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 2
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Diablo Pellet Reading one question written on billet is burnt and later answered by performer 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 1
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Theodore Annemann On the Wire random person phoned, name divined see also "No. 2: On the Wired Thought" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1981),
varied by "The Telephone Effect" (Al Mann, 1976)
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1936") 137
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to read billet with deck of cards as cover 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 196
Unknown Billet Switch 1938 Greater Magic 895
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information see also "Hat Pin Switch" (Robert Parrish, 1974) 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 285
Unknown Billet Switch 1939 Do That Again! 10
Unknown Jap Hank switching handkerchief 1939 Do That Again! 18
Karl Germain The Germain Gem named dead person appears on billet, pocket writing 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 95) 588
Unknown 52 - Billet switching. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 69
Al Baker Baker Pellet Switch 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 265
Edward Marlo Billet Switch 1941 Early Marlo (Section "Amazing, Isn't It?") 30
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
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
Unknown The Finger Switch 1945 My Best 215
Theodore Annemann The Test of the Tiber 1945 My Best 280
Al O'Hagan Turn Over Pellet Switch billet switch, one handed 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 15
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Cigar Change Box billet switching box, similar to Otis Manning's "The OM Billet Switching Box" from Annemann's "Practical Mental Magic" 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 23
Unknown The Billet Switch 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 222
Al Baker Slip of Paper Force switch while putting it in envelope 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 383
Cyril Marriott Billet Switch with Hat 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 415
John Hamilton Bill-Et 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 113) 454
Mike Trent Okito Goes Mental billet in Okito Box 1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1946") 6
Unknown A Cigarette-Paper Pellet Switch on the tip of a pencil 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 223
Unknown Billet Switch 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 228
Milbourne Christopher Decked Out billet switch, while taking cards out of the case 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 143) 574
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 306
Al Baker The Baker Billet Switch 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 280
Al Baker The Baker Switch No. 2 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 324
Al Baker Chicken Feed amount of change in spectator's pocket, pocket writing, spiked billet see also "Implanted Thought" (Stuart P. Cramer, 1969) 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 311
George B. Anderson My Best Billet Switch with packet of cigarettes varied by "Note to Hand" (George Schindler, 1950) 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 14
George Schindler Note to Hand billet switch with matchbox inspired by "My Best Billet Switch" (George B. Anderson, 1949) 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 204) 817
Al Baker The Baker Billet Switch 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 413
Edward Marlo Billet Switch 1953 The Cardician 125
Edward Marlo Billet Switch crumpled up 1953 Unlimited 21
Milbourne Christopher One Out of 52 several cards are written down, one is selected, performer divines the card 1954 More One Man Mental Magic 10
Tony Corinda (10) The Switch and the Force general comments, envelope, billet and cards 1958 Predictions 95
John Scarne Scarne Pellet Switch 1958 Predictions 96
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thorntonism people write information on different billets, selected one is divined, method to switch billets with a magazine 1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 1
Dr. Spencer Thornton Mind Over Mind chosen symbol is predicted in a clip, bulldog clip to switch billet 1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 8
Theodore Annemann (6) The Billet Switch (Bare Hand Method) the Annemann Billet Switch 1959 Billets 175
Tony Corinda (7) The Billet Switch (Bare Hand Method - Corinda) rolled up inspired by "Cigarette Miracle" ( Slydini, 1951) 1959 Billets 177
Tony Corinda (8) The Billet Switch (by lapping) 1959 Billets 178
Tony Corinda (9) The Billet Switch (Magnetic Clip Method) 1959 Billets 178
Tony Corinda (10) The Billet Switch (Corinda's Billet Pull) six methods to switch billets with a pull, pull on paper clip 1959 Billets 178
Will Dexter (11) The Billet Switch (The Matchbox Switch - by Will Dexter) switching the billet in the action of burning it 1959 Billets 180
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
John Henley (13) Eclipse Billet Switch (John Henley) switch with magnets and bulldog clips 1959 Billets 182
Tony Corinda (14) Summary of Billet Switching theory and tips 1959 Billets 184
Tony Corinda (15) Marking of Billets 1959 Billets 185
Tony Corinda (16) Billet Stands 1959 Billets 185
Unknown Billet Switch 1960 Magic of the Mind 8
Malcolm Davison Billet Hold-Out under bow-tie 1960 Magic of the Mind 100
Malcolm Davison The Two Handed Billet Switch 1960 Magic of the Mind 100
Malcolm Davison The One Handed Billet Switch 1960 Magic of the Mind 102
Harry Stanley & Otis Manning The O.M. Switch Box see also "The Ghost of a Chance" (Otis Manning, 1941) 1960 Magic of the Mind 107
Max Malini Billet Reading on toilet paper 1962 Malini and His Magic 76
David Hoy A Nervy Switcher billet switch, bull dog clip on a dowel 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 20
Stuart P. Cramer Implanted Thought chosen ESP card predicted on billet, using index on cards see also "As in a Mirror Darkly" (Robert Brethen, 1940),
"Chicken Feed" (Al Baker, 1949)
1969 HEX! 4
Art Spring* Divining Cup numbered slips with information written by spectators in cup, performer divines contents, slips secretly burned via flash paper 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 367
G. W. Hunter The Gypsy Switch switching small item when wrapping it in handkerchief, for credits and sources see page 24 also published as "The Gypsy Switch" (G. W. Hunter, 1984) 1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 5
Karl Fulves Billet Switch with playing cards and paper clips 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 48
Karl Fulves Second Method billet switch with gaffed playing cards 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 49
Karl Fulves Rough Rider billet switch with cards and roughing fluid to switch billets 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 50
Robert Parrish Hat Pin Switch see also "Hat Pin" (Dr. Stanley Jaks, 1938) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 773
Philip T. Goldstein Pre-Duck-Tion prediction of a freely named word in the mouth of a toy duck 1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 12
Philip T. Goldstein Middle Telepathy ESP card, shape and name are divined 1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 21
Unknown Billet Switch 1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 25
Al Mann Acidus introduction and rave for the move varied by "Tektron-X" (Alexander de Cova, 1998) 1976 Acidus 1
Al Mann The Preparations prefolding 1976 Acidus 4
Al Mann The Presentation and Method preparing the switch 1976 Acidus 5
Unknown The Temple Switch see also "Revelations of a Spirit Medium" in 1891 and Eddie Joseph's"My Billet Switch" in "Magic of the Mind" in 1952 1976 Acidus 7
Al Mann TIps on Practicing tips on practicing the Acidus method, on the First-Finger-Grip, on Opening the Billet, and on the Temple Switch 1976 Acidus 12
Al Mann Precautions how to ensure that the billet is not folded more then twice, Acidus 1976 Acidus 15
Al Mann The Telephone Effect random person phoned, name divined, method for "On the Wire" inspired by "On the Wire" (Theodore Annemann, 1936) 1976 Acidus 15
Al Mann A Short Cut alternative handling for Acidus 1976 Acidus 16
Al Mann The Pharaoh's Palm billets are switched on palm of performer, fake palm 1976 Mental-Ettes 23
Philip T. Goldstein Writer's Cramp 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 9
Dennis Marks Marksmanship Bill(et) Switch 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 57
Unknown Billet Switch with thumb tip 1980 The Magic Pendulum 19
Thomas Alan Waters Switches 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Scrypt") 157
Thomas Alan Waters Hand to Hand No. 1 with a paper clip 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Scrypt") 157
Thomas Alan Waters Hand to Hand No. 2 with a paper clip 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Scrypt") 158
Thomas Alan Waters Pad Switches billet switches with the aid of a pad
- The Takeaway
- The Tearaway
- The Flipaway
- Bill-ette
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Scrypt") 158
Thomas Alan Waters Mechanical Switches - Padded (with Wax)
- Flipover Wallets
see also C. L. Boarde's "Mainly Mental: Vol. One" 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Scrypt") 160
Thomas Alan Waters No. 2: On the Wired Thought random person phoned, name divined and the person names a year which is divined too, combination of two Annemann effects see also "On the Wire" (Theodore Annemann, 1936),
"Wired Thought" (Theodore Annemann, 1937)
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Scrypt") 183
Gene Grant Witch Switch performer writes card on a piece of paper and selects a card, on the second try he eventually finds it, billet switch with a playing card 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 38
Al Mann The Torn Wocus switching it for a dummy 1982 The Wocus Legacy 3
Thomas Alan Waters Billet Switch on Needle 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Grymwyr") 248
Joseph Dunninger The Act entire setting for the routine including the steals, opening and organizing the billets, the speech 1983 Dunninger's Act 2
Joseph Dunninger & Unknown The 'Slip' Switch apparently also used by Charles Foster 100 years earlier 1983 Mastermind Headline Predictions 4
Joseph Dunninger The Pellet Switch Method 5 (while putting billet in envelope) 1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 11
Joseph Dunninger The Medium's Billet Switch Method 6 1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 12
Al Mann Billet Switch for three billets 1983 Master Billet Tests 6
Joseph Dunninger What the Eyes See 1983 Master Billet Tests 9
Joseph Dunninger Puzzling? technical variation of "What the Eyes See" 1983 Master Billet Tests 9
Don Tanner & Trevor Lewis & Phil Willmarth Six Card Mental Test Again! billet in envelope prediction 1984 Magic from the Parade #1 20
Theodore Annemann Billet Switch 1985 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 74
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
Larry Jennings The Jennings Bill Switch 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 216
Richard Osterlind The Natural Billet Switch 1986 The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 18
Louis Zingone Billet Switch 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 xxxviii
Gary Kurtz The Gesticulated Switch 1989 Continuations and Departures 14
John Bannon Card Box Billet Switch see also page 16 1990 Impossibilia 13
Jay Sankey Paper Clipped Switch see also "Paper Clip Switch" (1988),
"Der Wäscheklammer-Austausch" (Alexander de Cova, 1992)
1990 100% Sankey 38
Edward Marlo By-Pass Switch lapping 1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 6
George Laing Just Imagine otherwise propless 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2221
Doug Edwards A Bill(et) Switch 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 4) 2205
Al Mann The Temple Switch see also "The Temple Switch" (1976) 1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 7
Al Mann The Temple Switch see also "The Temple Switch" (1976) 1998 Secrets No. 2 26
Jas Jakutsch* "CBS" - "The Classic Billet Switch" 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 12
Jas Jakutsch* The "In-Their-Face" Two-Step Billet Switch 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 13
Jas Jakutsch* The Re-Fold Switch 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 14
Jas Jakutsch* The Opening Switch 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 15
Theodore Annemann & Richard Osterlind Billet Switch with Salt Packet thumb tip inspired by "Thumb Tip Billet Switch" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 2000 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 1 21
David Regal Off-Color Thought 2002 Constant Fooling 2 72
David Regal The Origami Bill Switch 2002 Constant Fooling 2 186
Vanni Bossi Guess How Many clean switch of folded card (or similar item), reel 2005 Vanni Bossi Las Vegas Lecture 7
Unknown Turnover Billet Switch 2008 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 2 52
Roberto Giobbi Versatile Pellet Switch rolled-up piece of paper switched as it is picked up 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Jan 7") 11
Stewart Judah Versatile Pellet Switch rolled-up piece of paper switched as it is picked up 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Jan 7") 11
Alex Elmsley Cigarette Paper Divination motivation for a switch 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Aug 25") 255
Tom Stone Open Billet Switch secret exchange of two visible billets 2011 Maelstrom 134
Unknown Billet Switch rolled up billet 2014 Lecture Notes 2014 27
Unknown Billet Switch rolled up billet 2015 7 Mysteries of Mentalism 56