82 entries in Match & Matchbox / Match / Miscellaneous
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Unknown How to terrify such as are entirely unacquainted with the Nature of Phosphorus writing and drawing on walls, glowing in the dark, lighting a match Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
Unknown Ein Licht anzünden, ohne dessen Docht zu berühren No. 3, blowing out a candle an igniting a match by being only near the wick Der Amateurzauberer 158
Antonio Molini Ein Zündholz mit einem Tropfen Wasser anzuzünden "lighting a match with a drop of water" Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 159
Unknown The Mysterious Match match blown out through sleeve The Art of Magic 332
Harry Valcarte The Reverso Match match reverses in fist, head always on other side Expert Manipulative Magic 36
Tom Sellers Match Monte finding burnt match between fingers Quick Tricks 4
Theodore Annemann, John Northern Hilliard More Higher Magic match is tossed to ceiling and hangs there on headRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 87
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Inverted Match Through Fist match turns over as it is pushed through fist The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 38
Unknown Striking a Match in the Air flourish Greater Magic 828
Harry Stern Equine Matchistry creating horse figure out of paper matches The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
Paul Lesser Light That Was blowing match out through sleeve with new method The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
Franklin M. Chapman Match-Ic Numbers number appears on head of match, mental calculation Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Franklin M. Chapman Impromptu Match Routine - blowing match out through sleeve
- burnt match head pops off, invisible hair
- vanish of pieces
- jumbo match appears
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 12) 3
Abril Lamarque Match Gag gag in which match doesn't go out and is then put in pocket lightened The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 498
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Tips on thin coins, matches and gamblers Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 11) 4
Unknown Match Folder Wager bet that spectator cannot light twenty matches in a row with one strike After the Dessert 10
Unknown The Nazi Cross gag After the Dessert 11
Laurie Ireland Matchless Magic match is blown out normally and second one through the sleeve, then both are relighted and when blown at one both go out Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 4
Byron Churchill First Fumes performer mimes rolling a cigarette, lights a match and later blows smoke from his mouth The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 187
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
Jean Hugard The Long and Short of It "A Sure Force"
forcing an object by letting the spectator selects a match, short piece and normal match
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Richard Himber Match on Edge match on edge stunt with new method Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 70
Milbourne Christopher A Match Tip a burning match is split in two The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 327
Shaman Shaman's Lucifers two matchboxes, in one the matches are burnt, then they change places with the unburnt matches in the other matchboxRelated to
  • Stuart Robson's "Tips on Flashpaper"
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Jean Hugard Cigar Gas gag with cigar and match Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 12) 119
Unknown A Light Interlude match goes out repeatedly just as a cigarette is about to be lit, same if spectator tries (chemically) Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 165
Unknown The Fifteen Match-Sticks Puzzle game/puzzle The Fine Art of Magic 279
Unknown Strike Match on Bill igniting match with Dollar bill Over the Coffee Cups 4
Unknown Happy Birthday practical joke with matches Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Have a Light match balanced on finger and strike match behind ear Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Kiddie Kar practical joke with matches Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Rocket Matches match zooms across the room, gag Over the Coffee Cups 12
Unknown The Three Bears joke with matches Over the Coffee Cups 13
Russell Swann The Photographic Match No. 36, Card is selected, match is lit and when extinguished, name of card appears on head of matchRelated to Scarne on Card Tricks 65
Unknown The Very Peripatetic Paddle paddle move and routine with knife and pieces of paper and matches Classic Secrets of Magic 46
Martin Gardner Mity Match two paper match routines, vanishing / appearing spots on match
- Multiplying Spots
- Diminishing Spots
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 25
Karrell Fox A Striking Interlude jokes with exploding match, chainsmoker and getting hump on back because of smoking Camel Kornfidentially Yours 14
Martin Gardner Matches intro Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Win Beaver Match-A-Magic spectator removes amount of matches, one match is burnt and number of removed matches appears on head of match The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 354) 244
Paul Marcus A Southern Exposure three selections are found with matches The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 341
Unknown La Cerilla Acrobata match pushed through tube, turns over Aprenda Ud. Magia 27
Juan Tamariz Cerillas Electricas electric matches, joke Aprenda Ud. Magia 85
Eric Mason Uriker match slowly breaks in half Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1) 7
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
Martin Gardner With Magnets picking up metal things with match, see also p. 834 for clarification, p. 874 for obtaining magnetsRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 829
T. Nelson Downs The Reversing Match Match reverses when pushed through handVariations Magic With Faucett Ross 182
Fred Robinson, Jan Heins Where There's Smoke - cigarette rolls over the table and back, version where it rolls to on side.
- light a match with a cigarette and smoke it (Jan Heins)
- cigarette is smoked through without any ash falling off
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 489
Jim Ryan Off with its Head! invisible hair, head of match pops off Lecture Notes Bar Magic 2
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
John Cornelius Fireworks "Curiosities"
lit match is placed behind back and comes out out (gag), then in repeat it comes out lit again
The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1181
Karl Fulves Notes Sarles story about driving a match into wood, linking rings with alternative objects (phone wire, tires), psychics and spirit raps story by Jay Weiler The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1282
Karrell Fox The "Holy-Head" Match blowing a match out that is held over the head with paper matches Another Book 61
John Fealey Smokey smoke from mouth, with match, smoking thumb The Talon (Issue 4) 40
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 Self-Working Table Magic 20
Tom Mullica Schizophrenia crazy cigarette - match - potpourri The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 75
Reinhard "Stutt" Stuttman Chinese Numbers party stunt with matchedVariations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 7) 658
Sid Lorraine Apocalypse Variations Or Additions party stuntRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 767
Unknown Striking a Match Magically! No. 23, flourish 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown The Light Touch effects and gags with match, cigarette, silk that bounces back from floor The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Unknown Miscellaneous Forces - forcing four cards with (re)dealing
- odd-even number of things to force one of two spectators (matches or corners of newspaper)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 30
Gary Hipp Scorcher match burns and apparently performer forgets it, it burns without burning the fingers The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 323
Christoph Borer 4. Der geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is litAlso published here Seminarheft 8
Fantasio Feuerzeug zu Streichholz match is removed from a non-working lighter and ignited Fantasio 10
Christoph Borer 3. Der Geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is litAlso published here Seminarheft 22
Ken Krenzel Turn-Tail Match match turns over when pushed through fistInspired by Close-up Impact! 28
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
Unknown The Mysterious Cross mark appears on spectator's hand, with match Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 61
William H. McCaffrey The Newlywed Match Trick paddle effect with paper matches and story More Greater Magic 1111
Chad Long Insta-Match match touched to striking surface lights, when touched on other side goes out The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume One 14
Marc Paul, Anthony Owen Matchmaker two signed matches travel back in the hand, then they fuse together The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 1
Angelo Carbone Striking Art performer removes match from drawn matchbox on a pad and strikes it on striking surface on paper The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 9
Yuji Yamamoto Perfekter Alladin Streichholz appearing burning match, building the holder Ideen von Yuji Yamamoto 8
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Bonfire matches in shot glass start to burn by themselves, chemicalRelated to
  • "The Art of Eddie Joseph"
Ah-ha! 60
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is litAlso published here Anam Cara 23
Marty Kane Card Craps two sets of Ace through Six are shuffled and dealt into pairs, all equal 7 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 146
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
Al Baker Card and Safety Match Trick name of card appears on tip of burned match The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 686
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is litAlso published here Compilation 24
Christoph Borer 3. Der geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is litAlso published here Compilation 159
Patrick Page God Bless Cardini gag to strike a match on the shoe Magic Page by Page 288
Ken Brooke Another OOOOOOOHH! gag, bundle of matches are ignited at once Magic Page by Page 293