56 entries in Ball / "Small" Ball / Vanish
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown False Transfer The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown Pass 1 right hand classic palm, fake transfer to left (described with coin but for all small objects) Modern Magic 147
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie third part, on holding the hand correctly when a larger object is apparently in itRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 129
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie fourth part, more on the false transferRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 145
Unknown Das Changieren false transfer, multiple methods with different props Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 139
Tom Sellers A New Cigarette Sleight cigarette rolls over back of hand into other hand, false transfer More Secrets 3
Unknown The Vanish Greater Magic 659
Franklin M. Chapman Disintegrosphere bottle with small steel ball in it vanishes from under handkerchief, rattle of ball can be heard until last moment Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Dai Vernon Vanish put-type Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 75
Wally Dean Deanball drop ball vanish The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 202) 806
Unknown Push Through Drop Vanish Top Secrets of Magic 58
Arthur Setterington Joe's Master Mystery five colored balls in a bowl, one color is selected all the other balls vanish, three methods The Joe Smith Mysteries 15
Sam Aaronson The Basic Sleight false transfer The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Al Schneider Basic Vanish very clear instructions, also possible with other small objects Al Schneider On Coins 6
Slydini A Direct Palm with Checkpoints The Best of Slydini ...and More 23
Arthur Setterington Diception ball vanishes in a tube between two dice Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 408
Frank Garcia The "Garcia" Master Vanish Moves false transfer for small ball The Very Best of Cups and Balls 24
Unknown The Finger Palm with steel ball The Very Best of Cups and Balls 82
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method One false transfer The Chop Cup Book 49
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method Two wand pushed through fist with ball The Chop Cup Book 53
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon False Transfer from One Hand to the Other Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 13
David Williamson The Striking Vanish - Alternate Handling (closed fist) Encore II 21
Neil See The Neil See Ball Vanish retention The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 49
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief Side Effects 14
David Williamson Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fistAlso published here For Your Eyes Only 25
David Williamson The Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fistAlso published here Striking Magic 21
Turk Pipkin S'No Ball ping-pong ball vanishes as it is tossed in the air The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 116
Max Malini, Charlie Miller, Frederick Braue A Deceptive Palm for the Cups and Balls false transfer, detailed, "It should be again stressed that the sleight must be performed very slowly, very casually" The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 8
Jonathan Townsend Best Ball-Retention Pass according to Jonathan Townsend, Andrew Galloway uses a similar vanish Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 1215
Joe Givan Day of the Jack-less toy jacks appear, they and rubber ball vanish, topit Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 7) 6
Thomas Hierling False Transfer with some thoughts on false transfers New Wave Close-Up 25
Juan Tamariz Second Example: False transfer handling details The Five Points in Magic 23
Harvey Rosenthal The Retention Toss coin vanish adapted for small ball Impossibilia 84
Gary Ouellet The Greatest Effect in Magic explanation of false transfer with a small ball
- Practice Drill Number One: The Finger Palm
- Practice Drill Number Two: The Closing of the Right Hand
- The Vanish
- Eye Movement
Close Up Illusions 15
David Williamson Striking Vanish The Magic of Michael Ammar 16
Alexander de Cova, Roy Benson Fake Transfer described with fake egg Ein Profi packt aus... 28
Paul Gertner False Transfer with steel ball Steel and Silver 197
Harold Cataquet Re-Retention Vanish Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2531
Harry Riser French Drop Handling Inspired by
  • Secrets of Conjuring and Magic, Robert-Houdin, p. 51
The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 24
Bob Farmer Big Solid Ball Vanish ball rolled from cup into hand and seen, vanishesRelated to
  • "The Vanishing Buckeye" (Eddie Fields' Secret Diary, p. 19)
Cyclops 7
John Cornelius False Transfer with lapping afterwards The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 126
John Carney, Dai Vernon The French Drop The Book of Secrets 251
Ron Bauer Fake Put Sequence Take Vanish vs. Put Vanish (Charlie Miller), En Route Principle Dixie 18
David Acer High Invisibility Ball vanishes and reappears held between two fingers visually Random Acts of Magic 251
Unknown The Classic (False) Pass Street Cups and Balls 44
Unknown The French Drop Street Cups and Balls 47
Robert E. Neale The Five Gifts of Life Five different objects in hand, four are removed and placed in pocket, last object vanishes from hand.

Has packet trick variation where the last card becomes blank
This Is Not a Book 8
Roberto Giobbi The Rossini Insight "It's Better to Take Than to Put", on false transfers Confidences 139
David Williamson Striking Vanish Calculated Chaos 19
Christian Scherer Die Kraft des Qi two in the hand one in the pocket with Baoding Balls, then a big ball appears just to vanish under a handkerchief Schlaglichter 60
Christian Scherer Das Becherspiel als Salonkunststück general remarks on the Cups and Balls
- Der Handlungsablauf beim Becherspiel
- Die Struktur (structure)
- Der Vortrag (patter)
- Die Becher (cups)
- Die Kugeln (balls)
- Der Zauberstab (wand)
- Der Tisch (table)
- Die Tischoberfläche (table surface)
- Die Handhabung der Becher (handling of the cups)
- Die falsche Übergabe (false transfer of a ball)
- Die Ladung (loads)
- Das Platzieren der Ladungen (placement of loads in pockets)
- Die Ladetechnik (loading technique)
- Die Ladung vor den Blicken der Zuschauer verbergen (hiding the loads)
- Indirektes Laden (indirect loads)
- Das Abstellen der geladenen Becher (putting cups with loads on the table)
Schlaglichter 175
Johnny Thompson Retention Vanish of Ball false transfer The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 21
David Williamson, Johnny Thompson Covered Striking Vanish The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 92
Danny Dew Danny Dew Final Vanish of the balls, ditch in breast pocketRelated to The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 32
Christian Scherer Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu three steel balls are removed from a box, penetrate a transparent silk one by one and then they vanish just to be found in the box againInspired by
  • Lou Serrano's "Steel Ball Routine"
Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu 3