Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Karl Fulves

122 pages (Paperback), published by Dover Publications
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(112 entries)


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Karl Fulves Introduction iv
Karl Fulves Money Magic chapter intro 1
Unknown Quicksilver No. 1, coin through handkerchief 1
Unknown Mystery Vanish No. 2, spectator holds two coins and performer tries to make one vanish by tapping them with a pencil, pencil vanishes and appears in pocket, behind ear 3
Unknown Ghost Coin No. 3, coin under handkerchief is dropped into a glass, it penetrates glassRelated to 4
Unknown The Backward Ghost No. 4, coin dropped in glass with water under handkerchief, wished side is up then penetrates glass 5
Unknown Hole in the Pocket No. 5, marked coin from pocket to under foot 7
Unknown Sealed Silver No. 6, one of three coins vanishes from handkerchief and appears in envelope held by spectator 8
Unknown Coin Vanish to outer breast pocket 8
Unknown Merlin's Magic No. 7, eight coins counted on a book and then held by spectator, one coin vanishes and joins the other coins 9
Unknown Book as Coin Tray 9
Unknown Bluff Vanish pretending to take a coin from a handful of change 10
Unknown The Escape Artist No. 8, three coins dropped in spectator's sleeve, one penetrates it 11
Bob Hummer, Unknown Million-Dollar Mystery No. 9, twelve coins on table, spectator can remove some and coins with heads and tales up are divined, blindfoldedRelated to 13
Karl Fulves Magic Show in a Matchbox chapter intro 15
Unknown Euclid's Triangle No. 10, puzzle, forming eight triangles with six matches 15
Unknown Squaring the Square No. 11 16
Unknown Four Square No. 12 16
Unknown The Roman Equation No. 13, roman numbers, changing point of view 17
Unknown A Fish Story No. 14, match puzzle, fishes has to swim in other direction by moving some matches 17
Unknown Tipsy Cocktail No. 15, match puzzle, glass with four matches and an olive inside, moving two matches to remove olive from glass 18
Unknown The Little House No. 16, Ann Ten, match Puzzle 19
Unknown World's Strongest? No. 17, lifting a matchbox with two fingers on a cigarette box, first and little finger 19
Unknown Who Pays the Bills? No. 18, bar bet, matches broken in half, one who takes the last one has to pay, favorite of Nate Leipzig 20
Unknown Matching Matches No. 19, off-beat divination of selected amount of matches, "as many as you plus enough more to make X" 21
Unknown The Jumping Match No. 20, match jumps when touched with other match 22
Unknown The Penetrating Matches No. 21, between the fingers and thumb 23
Karl Fulves Dice Dexterity chapter intro 26
Unknown Dice Catch No. 22, two dice held outside of a cup, puzzle throwing both dice inside with one hand 26
Unknown Controlled Dice Shot No. 23, betting that with two dice most of the times a one or a six is thrownRelated to 27
Martin Gardner The Thirteenth Turn No. 24, parity principle, spectator can give die twelve or thirteen quarter turns, performer divines amount of turns 28
Martin Gardner Spell-A-Die No. 25, using the parity principle, instead of counting a number a name is spelled (Lincoln or Washington), name is divined 29
Unknown The New Dropout No. 26, three dice held between two fingers, dropping only the center one 30
Unknown Technicolor Dice No. 27, different colored dice, prediction of rolled sum 31
Bob Hummer Mental Die No. 28, die under hat, divination of numberAlso published here 32
Karl Fulves Logic Dice No. 29, divining chosen number, quarter turn instructionsRelated to 34
Arthur Carter, Dai Vernon, Karl Fulves The Red Prediction No. 30, invisible die, "you will chose the only red card" 35
Karl Fulves Conjuror's Collection chapter intro 38
Carl Brema The Cups and Balls No. 31, simple routine 38
Unknown, Ben Christopher Movie Star Magic No. 32, do as I do routine with slips and names of movie stars, matching 40
Unknown Hocus Pocus Puppet No. 33, hand puppet from handkerchief 42
Unknown Balancing a Glass on the Edge of a Dish 43
Unknown An Amazing Apple No. 34, apple thrown on the floor bounces back, behind table 44
Karl Fulves The Apple Monster No. 35, apple thrown on the floor bounces back, behind table, large bite has been taken from apple 46
Unknown The Great Bottle Mystery No. 36, cigarette balanced on a paper ring which stand on a bottle, ring has to be taken away so cigarette falls into bottle 47
Unknown Mystery Spinner No. 37, egg spins to one side then changes to spin in other direction 48
Unknown Strong Man Stunt No. 38, rolled up napkin can only be torn apart by performer 48
Karl Fulves Calculated Capital No. 39, result turned over gives city, gag 49
Unknown Balloon Burst No. 40, red balloon put in paper bag and popped with a needle, inside the bag a inflated blue balloon is found 49
Unknown Puncture Proof No. 41, pin through balloon, two methods 50
Unknown An Airtight Case No. 42, ungimmicked needle through balloon 51
Jack Avis Loops Entwined No. 43Also published here 52
Karl Fulves Psychic Tricks chapter intro 54
Unknown The Mind Dowser No. 44, paper balanced on the edge of a coin moves when pen comes close 54
Karl Fulves, Royal Vale Heath Left-Handed Thoughts No. 45, different coin in each hand, spectator does quick mental calculation and performer is able to name the result 55
Unknown The Psychic Motor No. 46, piece of paper on a pin sticks in a cork, starts to turn by itself 56
Karl Fulves Unlisted Numbers No. 47, medium divines which of two credit cards is selected and if it belongs to a man or a woman, test is repeated and as a climax medium names several digits of the card 57
Karl Fulves Right on Time No. 48, performer pretends to have an accurate mental clock, interval can be stopped precisely 59
Karl Fulves The Mind Transmitter No. 49, pen code, coin value divined by medium 60
Peter McDonald Clocks No. 50, two watches, set time match 62
Karl Fulves The Eight-Object Test No. 51, thought of object is divined, eight object in box, spectator has to spell his, a letter for each object that is taken by the performer 63
Karl Fulves Behind Closed Doors No. 52, circle / triangle 63
Karl Fulves, Oscar Weigle, Bob Hummer The Borgia Cup No. 53, three cups, poisoned glass is found 64
Karl Fulves Elastic Illusions chapter intro 67
Alex Elmsley Twister No. 54, performer twist rubber band and spectator holds it, he cannot untwist itAlso published here 67
Karl Fulves Tale Twister No. 55, variation on Elmsley's Twister with two pensInspired by 68
Karl Fulves Slippery Shears No. 56, rubber band on scissors, us freed under handkerchief 69
Unknown Bet a Band No. 57, rubber band on finger which is held by spectator is freed, as a bar bet 70
Stanley Collins The Jumping Rubber Band No. 58, classic 71
Fred Furman Double Jump No. 59, Collins Jumping Rubber Band, with two bands 73
Bruce Elliott Flying Clipper No. 60, double jumping rubber band routine, on one is a paper clip, looks like clip jumps from band to band 73
Ken Beale A Quick Getaway No. 61, rubber band penetrates pencil held by spectator, with business card 74
Neal Thomas Strange Interlude No. 62, rubber band configuration between fingersAlso published here 75
Karl Fulves Hanky Panky chapter intro 77
Unknown Not A Knot No. 63 77
Unknown The Appearing Knot No. 64, one-handed 78
Karl Fulves Transposition No. 65, traveling knot, two handkerchiefs 79
Unknown The Knot Paradox No. 66, knot in handkerchief without letting go of the ends 80
Unknown The Second Paradox No. 67, knot in handkerchief without letting go of the ends, without table 81
Unknown The Third Paradox No. 68, impossible knot in handkerchief 82
Unknown Popper Up No. 69, pencil penetrates handkerchief 83
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Comedy Vanish No. 70, pencil under handkerchief vanishes and appears in mouth 84
Edwin Tabor Fourth-Dimensional Hanks No. 71, two silks are tied together in center and come apartAlso published here 85
Brian MacCarthy, J. W. Sarles The MacCarthy Hank Fold No. 72, marked coin among several coins in handkerchief penetrates fabric 86
Slydini Time Flies No. 73, spectator's keys, coins and watch put in handkerchief, which is then slammed on the table, watch vanishes and appears on performer's wrist, MacCarthy fold 89
Karl Fulves Close-Up Illusions chapter intro 91
Unknown, George Starke Dexterous Digits No. 74, little finger is apparently stretched 91
Unknown It Floats! No. 75, toothpick / match sticks to hand and floats behind fingers 92
Unknown An Optical Trick No. 76, optical illusion with two strips of paper, T-formation one bigger than the other 94
Unknown Whisk Away No. 77, two spectators, one touched on back with whisk broom other reacts 95
Martin Gardner, Karl Fulves, R. M. Jamison Looking-Glass Logic No. 78, sentences and letters in reflection of a mirror change meaning 96
Unknown Hypercard No. 79 99
Mel Stover, Howard Lyons, Karl Fulves The Fifth Dimension No. 80, hyper card routineRelated to 100
Karl Fulves The Linking Pins chapter intro 103
Karl Fulves, James G. Thompson Jr. Safety Pin-Up No. 81, classic unlink 103
Don White Swindle Pins No. 82, swindle classic unlinkRelated to 104
Tom Ellis The Impossible Unlink No. 83Related to 105
Tom Ellis The Repeat Impossibility No. 84Related to 107
Jerry Andrus Un-Safety Pins No. 85, two safety pins open by themselves in spectator's hand 107
Karl Fulves Quick Release No. 86, quickly unlink safety ins as a bar bet 108
Karl Fulves Pin-A.Tration No. 87, two linked safety pins penetrate handkerchief one by one, MacCarthy fold 109
Richard Durham Ultra Penetro No. 88, pin slides free after pinned with handkerchiefRelated to 109
Karl Fulves Pen-Ultimate Magic chapter intro 112
Sam Lloyd Buttonholed No. 89, pen with looped string through button hole, puzzle 112
Ken Allen Loophole Logic No. 90, pen with looped string through handle of mug, puzzleAlso published here 114
G. W. Hunter The Snapper No. 91, snapper with cap and pen 114
Unknown The Hands Only No. 92, pen clipped between thumbs is twisted in other position which is impossible to duplicate 115
Unknown Invisible Ink No. 93, pen vanishes under handkerchief 117
Martin Gardner Pen Kink No. 94, borrowed pen is placed away and then produced againAlso published here 118
Karl Fulves Write Off No. 95, pen transforms into pencil 118
Unknown Ink of Another Color No. 96, pen writes in named color 119
Howard Wurst Pen Ultimate No. 97, pencil put in one sleeves comes out from other sleeve, then it is stretched 120