253 entries in Match & Matchbox / Matchbox/Matchbook
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Emil Clauß Das wandernde Zweimarkstück marked coin to matchbox that is in the hand of the spectator Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 123
Fr. Maubach Die schwedische Streichholzschachtel als Ringdose using matchbox as ring case to steal inserted ring out Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 60
Unknown To Exchange the Ring or Rings - ring placed on finger and dropped in glass, sleight-of-hand
- ring slid on wand switched on way to stage
- matchbox to steal out ring
Later Magic 189
Buatier de Kolta Production from a Match-Box Later Magic 222
Joseph Michael Hartz Contrivances for "Passing Off" getting borrowed items behind stage
- The Hartz Bottle
- The Hartz Matchbox
Also published here Later Magic 49
A. J. Die Streichholzschachtel im Dienste der Magie uses of match box in magic tricks, back palm with matchbox
1. appearing silk
2. vanishing silik
3. color change with matchbox cover as secret tube
4. matchboxes travel from one hat to another
5. vanishing matches
6. coin travels from box to box
7. double color changing silk in rolled up paper, silk to paper streamer
8. appearing spring flowers
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 7) 101
Joseph Michael Hartz Contrivances for "Passing Off" getting borrowed items behind stage
- The Hartz Bottle
- The Hartz Matchbox
Also published here Magical Titbits 202
Tom Sellers Escapo match through matchbox Tricks That Work 3
Oswald Rae Box of Matches and Silk silk appears then it changes places with matches in a matchbox More Practical Patter 17
Oswald Rae Cigarette Production miser's dream with cigarettes and a hat, finally a matchbox is produced More Practical Patter 34
Tom Sellers The Cut Tape and Match Box Sellers' Secrets 7
Tom Sellers The Phantom Domino domino vanishes from match box Sellers' Secrets 12
Tom Sellers Novel Silk Vanish matchbox covers stacked, silk pushed inside vanishes Magical Pleasantries 6
Tom Sellers The Revolving Match-Box matchbox spins between fingers, held with nails Magical Pleasantries 10
Lu Brent He Watches the Matches Three matchboxes, one full two empty. Matchbox monte routine, ending is all three boxes are empty (rattle box) Novel Magic 13
Lu Brent A Match Box Melange Dollar bill vanishes, travels to matchbox that was previously full of matches (matches have vanished, leaving only the bill) Novel Magic 11
Lu Brent The Traveling Cigarettes and Matches Matchbox and cigarette pack covered with cardboard covers, repeatedly change places Novel Magic 17
Fred DeMuth A Divination with Matches number of remaining matches divined, see page 99 for improvement by Herbert R. HoodAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 55
Edward Victor A Novel Matchbox Transposition content in matchboxes Magic of the Hands 115
Edward Victor A Useful "Tip" gaffed matchbox, for back palming it, angles are improved Magic of the Hands 117
Unknown A Match Divination number of matches in matchbook divined after tearing some out and adding digits The Magic Annual for 1937 88
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Match Box Monte rattle gimmick The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 36
Al Saal Silks and Matches silk and matches in match box transpose Greater Magic 596
Unknown Three Useful Wrinkles - With a Matchbox as memory aid Greater Magic 834
Minoe Matchless Pocket Trick two matchboxes in borrowed hat, one of them vanishes and travels to another hat The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 492
Frank Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 3
Howard Warringer Hoo-Matchpac manipulation idea with matchbook Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5) 4
Unknown Method for Obtaining First Coin for Miser's Dream from matchbook The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 58
Joseph Ovette Match-Ic Manipulation five matches vanish and appear in matchbox Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8) 3
Unknown Matches to Silk The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 717
Fred DeMuth Folder Mathematics spectator tears out matches, number of matches divinedAlso published here After the Dessert 10
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betch - bar bet, predicting which side lands up, when tossing a match box
- betting burning a handkerchief without injuring it
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Al O'Hagan Allow Me matchbook opens and a match stands up on it's own The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 210
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Popper Upper match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it twice, match vanishes in the endRelated toVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 176
Wilbur Nesbitt The Match Box Die Box idea Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 32
John Batton Striking Experiment matchbook put in water, matches can still be ignited Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Bruce Elliott Back To Back coin appears between two matchbooks The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 52) 215
Floyd G. Thayer Matchless steel ball through filled match box, angles The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 288
Theodore DeLand Home Made Magic gaffed matchbox, slide turns 180°, matches fall out The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 289
Will Goldston Diminuendo matchbox shrinks twice The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 290
Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer Under Cover ideas with a matchbook, as an ambush for a list, for a shiner, to pick up daub, picking up a coinAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 218
LeRoy E. Larson Matchbook Hook transforming a matchbook so it can be used like a hooked coin Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 46
Unknown Card Force with Matchbox big matchbox, card force Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 26
Milbourne Christopher An Oldie with a New Twist coin travels into empty matchbox The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 92) 374
Ray H. Cason Cigarette Pack to Match Box Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 33
Harold Rasmus The Crystal Flame spectators name selected cards by looking at flame of a match Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 19
Bruce Elliott Match? match book refills The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 559
George B. Anderson "Easy Money" Mindreading matchbook and carbon paperVariations It Must Be Mindreading 9
Robert Lund A Story Goes With It one of four match boxes is predicted The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 186) 744
Jack Yeager As the Penny Flies matchbook as a tray, penny travels to other pennies Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 26
Dr. Boris Zola Doc Zola's Magnet Routine matches penetrate card, with matchbook Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown The Hobo's Prayer penny changes into dime, with prepared matchbook Over the Coffee Cups 15
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's a Natural No. 11, Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predictedVariationsAlso published here Scarne on Card Tricks 23
Robert Lund Lucifers! several spectators get different books of matches to hold, they turn out to be all the same The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 205) 820
Bruce Elliott Full! empty matchbook turns into a full one The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 209) 836
Bill Nord Hairy Flare moving match box, with burning match The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 842
Robert Lund Levencenter dime is put in matchbook and does not fall out The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 213) 853
John Murray Murray's Muse matchbook gag The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 223) 893
Don Alan You Have Wax in Your Match Box matchbox to obtain wax, daub etc. Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 10
Walter Essman Matchic match book with two matches, match is broken and restored, then burnt and new again, the second match is found burnt in the match book eventually The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1018
Unknown Empty Matchbox Subtlety Technique to show matchbox empty; wedge mini card above drawer "Come a little closer..." 28
Ted Danson The Seance Card Trick Mini card matching selection appears in previously empty matchboxAlso published here "Come a little closer..." 27
Bruce Elliott The Die is Cast invisible die is thrown and outcome predicted with a matchbox, see p. 1185 for additional ideas by Frank HuckVariations The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1166
James F. Herpick Cork Tip, Please matchbox with hole, cigarette is pushed through, cigarette ends up bent in matchbox The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 301) 3
John Howie Match Box Bet lifting the tray of a matchbox on its cover with only the first and fourth finger The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 58
Karrell Fox They're All Aces - Take a Card any card ideas and gags
- Old Money (bill with beard)
- Bedroom Eyes (beds on glasses)
- Genii Weenie (hot dog from Aladin lamp)
- Bounced (rubber check joke)
- Candelabra (original way to light three matches on a matchbook)
- Nose Nonsense (spoon on nose gag)
- Fan Fun (fan gag)
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 42
Blackstar Mystic Match Box rippon penetrates matchbox, three methods Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 119
James G. Thompson Jr. Matchbook Switch Top Secrets of Magic 46
James G. Thompson Jr., Verne Chesbro, William H. McCaffrey, Gerald Kosky Strike One longer routine with matchbooks and matches, matchbook appears, match penetrates card, color of head change color, paddle routine, prediction of amount of matches and eventually matches transform into saltRelated to Top Secrets of Magic 44
Louis Jaeger Match Book Divination imaginary die is thrown, number revealed with matchbookInspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 341-2) 177
Fred DeMuth Match Folder Mind-reading Divine thought of number with matchbook of twenty matches, spectator is instructed to tear out matches in some mathematical wayAlso published here Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Will Dexter (11) The Billet Switch (The Matchbox Switch - by Will Dexter) switching the billet in the action of burning it Billets 180
U. F. Grant Rise a matchbox on table stand up by itselfRelated to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly 1954, Walter Price
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 233
Ralph Greenwood Balancing Glass on Book of Matches The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 254
Paul Marcus More Natural Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predictedInspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 268
Stewart Judah The Coins and the Matchbooks coins travel around underneath matchbooks The New Modern Coin Magic 452
Alan Alan Acrobatic Matchbox drawer rises and springs out, thread The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 166
Dennis Patten Peep-O word divination, written on a paper covered with the drawer of a matchbox The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 181
Arthur Setterington Push Through coin through matchbox Stranger Mysteries 7
Arthur Setterington Matchless Penetration empty matchbox penetrates handkerchief, when opened, it's full of matches Stranger Mysteries 8
Bento Sympathetic Matches two paddles, name appears, four matches from a matchbook separately on a handkerchief join in one corner with the paddle as cover, the matches are placed in a stand and are covered, they vanish and reappear in the matchbook The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 127
Arthur Setterington Watch the Box two matchboxes filled with matches and an empty one are stacked in a tube, the empty one travels to the top middle and bottom of the stack The Joe Smith Mysteries 13
Hans G. Stumpf, George Leitmayr Match Sword Box coin in matchbox is penetrated by six matches The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 91
Aaron Wainer Matchbox & Die chosen number from 1 to 6 predicted in matchboxRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 235
Alfred Zorn The X-Ray Match-Box bill is folded and cicled with rubber band then put in matchbox, serial number reading Entertaining Mental Miracles 7
Harvey Rosenthal Match Go matches travel from one matchbook to another, see p. 415 for credit informationRelated to
  • The Gen (June 1961)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 379
Charlie Miller The Delicate Touch of Charlie Miller signed paper napkin transposes with matches in matchbox, using the DeLand fakeRelated toAlso published here The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 2) 7
Charlie Miller Miller Revisited Related to The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 11) 54
Charlie Miller Die-Cast number on rolled die is predicted with matches in matchbook The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Audley Walsh Three Card Monte one card is marked with matchbook or paper clip Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 67
Arthur Setterington 20th Century Matchboxes several matchboxes, matches from one matchbox travel into an empty matchbox Straight Line Mysteries 40
Carl Hanson, Robert Tyson Matchless invisible matchbox and one of three invisible handkerchiefs is selected, matchbox appears inside is the chosen silk The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 55) 273
Karl Norman Smoker's Interludes: I. Magnetic Matches cigarette clings to matchbook Close-up Cavalcade 50
Charlie Miller Match Maneuvers signed napkin transposes with matches in matchboxRelated toAlso published here Close-up Cavalcade 107
Arthur Emerson Match Weight four matchbooks, spectator removes a match from one, performer divines it, then matches vanish from a matchbooks Close-up Cavalcade 161
Unknown La Cerilla Viajera match travels back in matchbook, attached to other matches Aprenda Ud. Magia 23
Juan Tamariz Papel de Seda que resurge de sus Cenizas burnt and restored piece of paper Aprenda Ud. Magia 64
Anonymous Clairvoyant! from T. Page Wright's notebooks, miniature cards in matchbox are divined The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 70) 349
Rick Johnsson Strike One routine with two matchboxes, boxes cling together in different ways, impromptu routine Strike One 1
Karl Fulves Sleight of Crime four coins in four matchboxes, spectator secretly removes on coin and mixes the matchboxes, a match is light and goes out in front of the empty box, then the date of the coin is revealed Close-Up Mental Magic 36
Amedeo Vacca Acrobatic Matchbox longer routine Amedeo's Continental Magic 47
Amedeo Vacca Something from Nothing pantomime cigarette, rolling imaginary cigarette, it becomes visible, using match book Amedeo's Continental Magic 98
Bascom Jones Match-Write prediction of change inside cover of book of matches The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 94) 470
Patrick Page The Magic Matchbox coin placed in matchbox vanishes Tricks with Coins 46
Barry Govan, Graham Etherington Match Card 2 Full matchbook is shown, a card is selected, and only an amount of matches remain corresponding to the value of the chosen card Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 189
Unknown, Alex Elmsley, Tony Faro, Ed Schuman Festive Fun a coin puzzle by Alex Elmsley and by Tony Faro, logic puzzles, making smoke powder by burning a striking surface, match problems by Tony Faro, medium card revelation, a number puzzle by Ed Schuman and how to stick a bottle on a wall
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 192
Unknown Madcap Matchbox acrobatic matchbox, thread Another Close-up Cavalcade 89
Stewart Judah Penta-Match match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates itInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 853
Jan Torell The Acrobatic Match-Box stands up on stretched out palm and lid opens Magic by Jan Torell 29
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Match several matchbooks, spectator removes a match from one and performer divines which matchbook The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 139) 692
Jock Crombie A Gag From Crombo lighter gag Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 280
Slydini First Routine packet of matches vanishes and is reproduced via imp pass, any object possible The Best of Slydini ...and More 45
Al Mann Test by Fire match box impression device, carbon Mental-Ettes 7
Karl Fulves Fadeaway coin on table covered with playing card, coin vanishes
- Fade-Away I
- Fade Away III
- Fade Away IV
- Fade Away V
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 931
Jerry Mentzer Matchbook to Silk Second Lecture 1
Gene Nielsen, Bascom Jones Psychic Lady person divines in which matchbox is her ring, mental version of bean monte The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 149) 742
Gene Nielsen Matchless Guile prediction in signed matchbox The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 149) 743
Rick Johnsson Sub-Gum close-up sub-trunk, two coins change places, one coin in a matchbox and one outside, held in place with rubber bands, using The Kick Change Practical Impossibilities 81
Warren Stephens Matchless matches appear in empty matchbook Close-up Cavalcade Finale 83
Bengt Nilsson, Allan Lambie Everything Happens to Ken Miller routine with cigarettes and money
(1) Brand-Changing Cigarette Packet
(2) Rising Cigarette
(3) Cigarette Packet to Banknote (Allan Lambie)
(4) Banknote to Matches
(5) Coin from Banknote
Continuous Cigarette Production 15
Jeff Busby Busby's Billets billet switch using matchbookVariations The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 175) 872
Stephen Minch The Match Monster animated acrobatic matchbook, eyes stuck to it, thread Creations of a Magical Madman 69
Richard Chiswell Coin Transformation copper silver, in the end a match book appears Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 557
Fred Robinson Where There's Smoke - pipe grows
- lighted end of cigarette put on handkerchief, which is spread on the palm, it does not burn
- making smoke powder with a matchbox
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 576
Fred Robinson, Bob Hamilton Where There's Smoke - bar bet with a match box
- matchbox and coin, divine if heads or tails, stooge
- match in hand, matchbox balanced on back of the hand, box is tossed and match ignited
- remove flame from lighter to light cigarette, gag
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 588
Karrell Fox, Fred Robinson, Martin Breese, Fred Snooks Where There's Smoke - smoking thumb, by inhaling smoke of a match (sent in by Martin Breese)
- smoke a matchbox
- split a burning match to give fire
- extinguish a match by blowing in the opposite sleeve, paper match (Karrel Fox)
- joke, matches and water (Fred Snooks)
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 603
Harry G. Franke Window Lights method to read stolen center, matchbook The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 202) 1009
Richard Mark Mantra Mental matchbook as impression device, impromptuInspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 198) 988
Larry Becker Ultraffinity folded bill in one of several matchboxes is found by performer, then serial number is divinedVariations World of Super Mentalism 91
Karrell Fox Dissa-Pointer drawer full of matches vanishes and is produced from sleeve Another Book 57
Larry Becker Matchic prediction of ESP symbol, five ESp cards and big matchbox The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 160
Unknown Matchbook Horse & Rider gag figure with matchbook Elastrix 39
Unknown Tumblebug match book tumbles around, animation Elastrix 41
Unknown The Figures Match No. 4, three-digit number divined after some calculation from spectator and removal of matches Self-Working Mental Magic 5
Nathan Stark Mind Press piece of matchbook is balanced on a pin and covered with a glas, starts turning The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 241) 1201
Al Smith, Arthur Day, Fred Snooks Fumdubulators - producing false teeth and a skull
- floating crisp
- producing a potato from a crisp bag (Arthur day)
- Irish Key Ring, key ring on false end of a key, gag (Arthur Day)
- bar bet with matchbox (Fred Snooks)
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 836
Bob Hummer Graphite Matchbox Daub idea for preparing a matchbox to access daub at all timesAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 2
Karl Fulves Murder in a Matchbox three match boxes, performer's back is turned and a small gun, a bill and a die are put in boxes, performer knows which object is where and what side is on top of the die Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Philip T. Goldstein 9th Dimension spectator counts matches in matchbook, card with matching number appears in chosen pile The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 252) 1259
Paul Harris Heart Burn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burnsAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finalé 99
Unknown World's Strongest? No. 17, lifting a matchbox with two fingers on a cigarette box, first and little finger Self-Working Table Magic 19
Stephen Tucker Steel Tray tray stolen from matchbox, as gag or trick Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 7) 127
Bob Ostin Demonology signed card ends up with a burnt corner, name of card appears in a flash on tissue paper Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 1) 6
Stephen Tucker Domino Match two dice put in match box, numbers are predicted with domino Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 85
Stephen Tucker Stephen Tucker Strikes Again matchbox opens by itself Babel (Issue 1) 27
David Britland Pandora's Boxes sympathetic matchboxes, lids open and close Babel (Issue 2) 13
Karl Fulves Zombie Match book of matches rises behind a handkerchief and floats, in the end one of the matches lights spontaneously Wireless II 38
Michael D. Pettitt Solutions - Coin Problem coin to match boxInspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 325
Russ Burns Four the Hard Way using two matchbooks Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 834
Mark Weston Repeat Burned Match lit match reappears in match book Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 10) 1116
John Carney Card in Matchbox lighter changes to matchbox into which the selected card ends up (uses duplicate)Variations Carney Knowledge 27
John Carney Straightforward Card in Balloon impromptu, balloon bursts in contact with hot matchVariations Carney Knowledge 30
Unknown 'Spirit' Noise Maker No. 30, matchbox makes noise when it's liftet from table 101 Psychic Tests 9
Unknown The Unreachable Matchbox No. 79 chalk line, matchbox cannot be reached 101 Psychic Tests 22
Michael Ammar Yeast Card ambitious card with card to match book finale, folded Encore III 24
David Britland Supermatch matchbox with slit, coin penetrates tray and matches Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 23) 437
Alessandro de Luca, Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Klein - aber oho! spectator writes word on torn cover of matchbook, which is then placed behind matches, word is divined Ueber das Wesen der Mentalmagie 15
Piet Forton Münzenwanderung coin vanishes from handkerchief and appears in matchbox Je geschickter desto Zauberer 18
Karl Fulves Matches to Go No. 7, initialed matchbook placed on elbow vanishes, then it is put into sleeve and penetrates itInspired by Self-Working Paper Magic 14
Mark Vincent Sessions with Mark Vincent paddle move routine with arrow on match, then match turns into matchbook Gimmick (Issue 1) 5
Karl Fulves Bic Flicker matchbox produced from dollar billRelated to S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 98
Karl Fulves Clipper coin produced from bill, then matchbook from billRelated to S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 7) 114
Tom Craven The Match miniature card of selection is found in matchbox The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 254
Eugene Burger The Animated Matchbox "magic along the way", thread The Performance of Close-Up Magic 70
David Harkey Match-Mate matchbox is removed from its sleeve, the two parts visually reunite Epoptica (Issue 12) 569
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Twice Lit match torn out of match book is lit, blown out, lit again, vanishes and reappears attached inside When Creators Collide... 20
William Goodwin Psychic Matchbooks name written on flap of one of several matchbooks, matchbook and name divined Lecture 1988 11
Christoph Borer 4. Der geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is litAlso published here Seminarheft 8
Christoph Borer Tüchlein, Du musst wandern handkerchief vanishes in a pyro flash and appears in matchbox, gaffed matchboxAlso published here Seminarheft 12
David Britland Hell Fire match box closes by itself, elastic thread loop Card Kinetics 33
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Outboxed coin through table upwards into matchbox, also as coin through ceiling downwards Money Moves 25
Simon Lovell Chinese Ring in Rat Borrowed ring to matchbox, but has long racist interlude where magician wears fake teeth, pretends to be Chinese and speaks in a stereotypical accent and bad English in order to produce a rat Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 113
Christoph Borer 3. Der Geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is litAlso published here Seminarheft 22
Michael Rubinstein Firefly matchbox passed through hand, cover vanishes, later cover penetrates hand Spectacle 119
Jay Sankey Maaatchbox drawer of matchbox is stretched 100% Sankey 32
Ken Krenzel The Matchbook Dervish matchbook moves on hand, impromptu Close-up Impact! 25
Dan Harlan Spread 'Em matchbook with four matches, matches are piled up and then spread still attached to the matchbook The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1) 8
Dan Harlan Under Covers name of card appears in matchbook, Himber matchbook The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 3) 9
Ben Harris The Creeps matchbox opens by itself, rubber band as secret powerRelated toVariations Mad Fax and other Mysteries 38
Ben Harris The Strange Little House Upon The Hill card folded to matchbox that opens by itselfInspired by Mad Fax and other Mysteries 43
Alan Alan Matchplay Matches disappear and reappear in pocketVariations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 7) 1947
John Carney Suicide Match matchbox opens itself and match slides out Carneycopia 128
Michael Weber Inside Matchic signed matchbook turns inside out Square One 9
Michael Weber Moxie monte with match boxes, one is filled, in the end the game is only played with two boxes, matches appear in box which was put away before Related to Life Savers 44
Michael Weber Knot the Truth knot in rubberband divines selected matchbook, animation Life Savers 54
Michael Weber Flame Thrower improvised flash divice, flame thrower Life Savers 92
Michael Weber Undercover Transposition signed bill transpose with paper matches and is stapled to its cover Life Savers 96
Keith Walker The Elusive Penny several coins, penny penetrates lid of matchbox, then travel to second lid The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 3) 10
Ali Bongo Streichholzschachtel-Kümmelblättchen monte with matchboxes and a coinAlso published here Ali Bongo 6
Russ Burns Matchbook Assembly four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath oneVariationsAlso published here Garrett Does The U.K. 9
Dan Garrett Matchbook Assembly Plus four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath one, last match is lit and burnt match then appears under matchbookInspired byAlso published here Garrett Does The U.K. 11
Reinhard Müller Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2049
Tomo Maeda Match Transposition match is torn out of matchbook and lit, it transposes with all the unlit matches in the matchbook Five Times Five - Japan 39
Ken Kuroki Illusion Box two matches are left in matchbook, their positions change... Five Times Five - Japan 60
Michael Weber Match Cutie Gizmo match put in bottle and covered with a bill and a matchbook, bottle can be lifted and bill removed, bottle clings to matchbookRelated to
  • Al O'Hagan's "Al-Levito"
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 3) 10
Bob Ostin The Lucifer Load dice stacking with match box cover, here only final load of many matchesAlso published here Profile (Issue 9) 10
Russ Burns Matchbook Assembly four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath oneAlso published here Garrett In The U.S.A. 9
Dan Garrett Matchbook Assembly Plus four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath one, last match is lit and burnt match then appears under matchbookAlso published here Garrett In The U.S.A. 11
Richard Bartram, Jr. Match Made in Heaven match stands up in match box, then floats between hands Mystification 83
Michael Close Bloom On Your Hand matchbook cover stands on edge (I.T.R.), match animation Workers Number 4 32
Meir Yedid Mental Match Up 1-0-1 stack, ESP card predicted in envelope, also remaining matches in match book Magical Wishes 35
Ali Bongo Matchbox Monte with coin inside, briefAlso published here Lecture Notes '94 7
Mike Bornstein Double Matchit card chosen and lost, dollar bill changes into matchbook, mini card inside which matches selectionAlso published here
  • Latest Money Magic (Bornstein)
Close-Up File 67
Karl Norman Matchbox Routine variaton of the "sympathetic matchboxes", climax: Ribbon through Steelplate 40 Years at the Forks 57
Martin Gardner Self-Suspending Matches without pre-wedged broken match Arcane (Issue 14) 200
Marc Paul, Anthony Owen Matchmaker two signed matches travel back in the hand, then they fuse together The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 1
Karrell Fox A Dollar Matched dollar bill to match book Much Ado About Something 21
Tommy Wonder Fifty Percent Lighter lighter to matchbox The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 26
Paul Harris Heartburn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burnsAlso published here The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 65
Michael Close The Unreality Machine matchbook transforms into folded piece of paper Workers Number 5 103
James Swain Matchbox Switch Miracles with Cards 25
Jack Miller Coin of the Realm coin vanishes from under matchbox in hand, reappears inside Underworld (Issue 6) 80
Richard Bartram, Jr. Burning a Big One after burnt match appears back in matchbook, matchbook bursts into flames Trephine 113
Andreas Affeldt, Helge Thun Loading method for Bombshell (Matchbox) under cover of the jacket The Book 64
Helge Thun Loading method for Bombshell (Matchbox) impromptu The Book 65
Helge Thun Loading method for Bombshell (Matchbox) impromptu, divided into several steps The Book 66
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a cardAlso published here A Teen's Routines 42
Karl Fulves Lighter "Unsolved Mysteries"
match pushed into tray of matches, tray clings to match, posed as a problem
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 177
Ted Danson Empty Matchbox Subtlety technique to show matchbox empty; wedge mini card above drawer Come A Little Closer 24
Ted Danson The Seance Card Trick mini card matching selection appears in previously empty matchboxAlso published here Come A Little Closer 23
Richard Osterlind Puff Pasteboard miniature duplicate of selected card inside matchbook, cigarette transforms into selection (pull) Dynamic Mysteries 23
Joshua Jay A Striking Appearance Matchbox contains only one match. Match is lit and waved over fist, magician produces fistful of matches Magic Atlas 28
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a cardAlso published here Magic Atlas 119
David Regal Got a Light? Two matchboxes perform a series of animations, drawers open and close by themselves, thread hook-up Close-Up & Personal 73
Michael Lewis Match Lite several matchbooks, spectator chooses one to light candle, performer looks at flame and divines matchbook, repeated Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 6
Ellis Stanyon The Chosen Card Changes to a Box of Matches No. 32Variations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 175
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is litAlso published here Anam Cara 23
Eric Mason Matchbox Betcha Number Two! matchbox drawer balanced on cover under glass, bet to get drawer into cover without touching Son of Simon Says! 123
Ron Bauer The Bauer Befuddler "Presentation Four", bill changes into mis-made bill and inverted bill, using matchbox Bar Bill Stunt 20
David Regal Speed of Light box of matches jumps from one hand to the other Constant Fooling 1 226
Ray Kosby Mismatched matchbook turns inside out Penumbra (Issue 2) 3
Michael Weber Don't Judge a blank matchbook is magically printed Penumbra (Issue 2) 6
Michael Weber Internal Script spectator's initals jump from the outside of a matchbook to inside Penumbra (Issue 2) 6
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is litAlso published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 12
Daniel Garcia No Smoking Unburnt match reattaches onto matchbook filled with burnt matches, smoke produced from mouth Next 2
Bob Ostin The 'Lucifer' Load dice stacking with only outside cover of match box bent into tube, final load many matchesAlso published here Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 247
David Ben Matchless Psychometry spectators write phone numbers inside matchboxes, performer returns each to spectator Tricks 113
Jay Sankey A Match By Any Other Name... Lit match used to set all the matches in a matchbook on fire. Original match is restored, and then whole matchbook is restored to original condition Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Memorable Images) 11
David Acer Unflappable Torn and restored matchbook Random Acts of Magic 205
Wesley James Matchbox Switch Enchantments 330
Karl Fulves Matchbox Monte "Problems"
borrowed coin travels from openly exposed sound gimmick matchbox in sleeve to tabled matchbox, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 379
Ron Frost The Perfect Match Matchbook used to locate selection, prediction shown inside matchbook After The Force 134
Ron Frost Striking Resemblance Matchbox used to find first selection, second selection found in matchbox After The Force 135
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is litAlso published here Compilation 24
Christoph Borer Tüchlein, Du musst wandern handkerchief vanishes in a pyro flash and appears in matchbox, gaffed matchboxAlso published here Compilation 43
Christoph Borer 3. Der geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is litAlso published here Compilation 159
Tony Kardyro Copper-Silver coin on spectators hand is covered with matchbox and transposes with coin inside matchboxRelated toVariations Prolix (Issue 1) 41
Dan Lewis Merlin's Matchbox half-dollar on table covered with matchbox, match lighted, half-dollar changes to quarter and another quarter is in boxInspired by Prolix (Issue 3) 145
Daniel Garcia No Smoking Unburnt match vanishes and travels into matchbook (attached inside), disappears under smoke produced from mouth Limited 20
Tom Stone Matchbox Calculator writing on matchbox changes Vortex 73
Unknown Zombie Finger finger in matchbox, gag Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 34
David Acer Rematch match lighted, it changes back to unburnt, then vanishes and is back in matchbook, traveling back in time presentationAlso published here
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More Power to You 75
William Goldman Karate Match Karate Koin using a matchbook The F.F.F.F. Book 109