Written by Eddie Joseph

1942
Work of Eddie Joseph

116 pages (Stapled), published by Abbott's Magic
Illustrated with drawings by MEL.
Language: English

(141 entries)

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Eddie Joseph Introduction
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Unknown Part One - Thirty New Ways of Vanishing a Coin
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Eddie Joseph The Wrist Vanish coin on back of left hand, picked up with right hand, secretly slid into sleeve under watch wrist band
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Eddie Joseph The Hurdle Vanish coin on left fingertips, right hand hits hand and coin jumps on left palm, hand closes and coin vanishes
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Eddie Joseph The Pulsation Vanish left hand closes, coin secretly at end of fingers, dragged out with right hand towards wrist
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Eddie Joseph The Backer Vanish coin secretly tossed back to other hand as body moves back
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Eddie Joseph One-Hand Vanish fingers shoot coin back into bend of elbow as they close
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Eddie Joseph The Tip of Nose Vanish coin balanced on nose, secretly slid in mouth but apparently taken off
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Eddie Joseph Down Below Vanish coin dropped down the leg into cuff
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Eddie Joseph The Cuff Throw Vanish coin apparently tossed onto floor where it vanishes, really into cuff
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Eddie Joseph The Strop Vanish coin in left palm stroked with card or business card, vanishes, ditch in breast pocket
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Eddie Joseph The Sweat Band Vanish coin dropped in hat, vanishes when hat is turned over
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Eddie Joseph The Envelope Vanish envelope with slit
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Eddie Joseph The Cone Vanish small paper cone made from paper, coin vanishes from it
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Eddie Joseph The Kick Vanish coin kicked into sleeve during head or tails toss
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Eddie Joseph The Toss Vanish coin apparently tossed in air, really left on shoulder
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Eddie Joseph The Spin Vanish coin tossed up with right hand, secretly kicked into other hand before next toss
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Eddie Joseph The Tip Vanish coin covered with handkerchief and taken, vanishes, back clip in other hand
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Eddie Joseph The Throw Vanish coin thrown in other hand, really directly into sleeve
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Eddie Joseph The Paper Bag Vanish coin put in small paper bag, blown up and vanishes, really sucked into mouth
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Eddie Joseph The Cross Leg Vanish coin "lapped" between legs, without table
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Eddie Joseph The Wack Vanish coin apparently whacked from left first finger, held in right-hand edge type grip, openly placed in sleeve
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Eddie Joseph The Pencil Vanish coin balanced on pencil, right hand strokes it and it vanishes, left under arm pit
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Eddie Joseph The Container Vanish spectator drops coin into container, stolen out as lid is replaced with upward jerk
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Eddie Joseph The Salt Mound Vanish coin vanishes from under card piece that is covered under salt, on pull
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Eddie Joseph The Elbow Grease Vanish as coin is rubbed against elbow, it is secretly tossed in other hand which then leaves it behind collar
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Eddie Joseph The Coat Vanish pendulum pull attached with wax
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Eddie Joseph The Garter Vanish trouser-fold vanish with duplicate inside trouser so spectator can feel it after steal
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Eddie Joseph The Coverage Vanish one-handed vanish under two cards on table
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Eddie Joseph The Heel Vanish vanish under shoe with slot in heel of shoe, sucker element
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Eddie Joseph The Four-Corner Vanish coin vanish in handkerchief where all four corners are folded onto coin, wax on thumb nail and not corner
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Eddie Joseph The E. J. Coin Fold
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Eddie Joseph Part Two - Changes visible and invisible (switches)
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Eddie Joseph Joseph's Slow Motion Invisible Change one-handed, using thumb palm
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Eddie Joseph Low Finger Palm on using the third and fourth fingers
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Eddie Joseph Joseph's Slow Motion Visible Change variation of previous switch, coin given to spectator
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Eddie Joseph The Swing Exchange as coin is given into other hand, using thumb palm
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Eddie Joseph The Drop Exchange finger-palmed coin dropped and visible coin covered at same time, one-handed
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Eddie Joseph The Slide Exchange quarter hidden behind half dollar, coin dropped into spectator's pocket, switched for quarter
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Eddie Joseph The Cover Exchange switch on table with card
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Eddie Joseph The Pencil Exchange coin balanced on pencil, hand waves over it, it changes
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Eddie Joseph The Penetration Change coin through hand as secret switch
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Eddie Joseph The Deliberate Exchange coin vanishes and reappears in pocket, actually excuse for switch
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Eddie Joseph The Front Palm Exchange one-handed
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Eddie Joseph The Band Exchange coin switched for coin under watch band when explaining that some performers hide things up their sleeves
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Eddie Joseph The Friction Exchange coin hidden in fold at elbow switched for visible coin
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Unknown Part Three - New Moves, Tips, and Gimmicks
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Eddie Joseph The Balance Pass coin balanced on thumb, hand turns over and coin goes into back thumb palm
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Eddie Joseph The Clip Pass coin ends up clipped at back of first and second finger
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Eddie Joseph Natural Coin Clip coin clipped between knuckles
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Eddie Joseph Producing Coins Singly from Palm from classic type palm
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Eddie Joseph Producing Coins Singly from Finger-Palm low finger palm
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Eddie Joseph Waxing and De-Waxing a Coin
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Eddie Joseph The Flat-Palm Pass higher classic palm for a flat hand
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Eddie Joseph The Cotton Rail thread around hand to hold coin in place on front or back of hand
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Eddie Joseph The Coin on the Wall coin sticks to wall
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Eddie Joseph The Ring Hold-Out match stick piece under finger ring, for vanish or production
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Eddie Joseph The Getaway importance of ditching coin before revealing vanish, coin ditched under belt
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Eddie Joseph Palming Aide rubbing resin on coin edges
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Eddie Joseph The Stack Transfer using edge classic palm
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Eddie Joseph The Looped Coin loop of thread on coin
  • For a Vanish
  • For Production
  • For Continuous Front- and Back-Palm
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Eddie Joseph The Hold Back methods with finger or classic palm
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Eddie Joseph The Wrist Turn Over keeping a coin on wrist under sleeve and turning hand over
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Eddie Joseph An Idea for Quantity Production short production routine
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Eddie Joseph A Dose for the Smart Guy glass of water under newspaper, paper whipped away, as sucker trick, coins balanced on glass
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Eddie Joseph A Smart Move stack of coin on palm, spectator takes all coins, one is left behind automatically
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Eddie Joseph The Tie Hold-Out slit in tie
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Eddie Joseph A Real Fooler for the Magicians spider grip vanish with thumb back palm
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Eddie Joseph The Hair Gimmick hair/thread rolled around pencil until ready for use
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Eddie Joseph Something Worth Knowing on using invisible thread
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Eddie Joseph The Sleeve Holder small pocket near opening of sleeve to keep coin from falling out
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Eddie Joseph The Coat Holder
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Eddie Joseph The Lapel Holder
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Eddie Joseph The Coin Pick-Up change over palm instead of shuttle pass
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Eddie Joseph The Double Revelation finesse for opening hand to show two coins
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Eddie Joseph To Make Any Coin Appear Double-Headed
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Eddie Joseph To Make Coin Turn Over in Closed Hand
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Eddie Joseph An Idea for the Front- and Back-Palm slow execution
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Eddie Joseph The Single Steal one of a stack stolen as stack is placed on table
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Eddie Joseph The Passing Steal as stack of coins is handed to spectator
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Eddie Joseph The Kick coin stack on table, coin rolls towards it and knocks out selected coin
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Eddie Joseph One in Many finding selected coin out of bunch of coins
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Eddie Joseph Part Four - Combination Moves of Coins with Matches chapter intro
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Eddie Joseph The Super-Subtle Secret Introduction secretly loading a coin inside a match box, from clip position
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Eddie Joseph Super-Subtle Secret Extraction stealing a coin out of a match box
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Eddie Joseph The Secret Pick-Up coin covered with match box drawer, secretly picked up with it, also multiple coins
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Eddie Joseph The Coin Lurk coin held back in match box drawer with match, can appear when set down with force
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Eddie Joseph Under Cover getting one ahead from loading a coin from a match box
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Eddie Joseph The Roofer coin appear in match box, stuck to top
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Eddie Joseph The Slide Concealment coin under tabled match box drawer, shown empty
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Eddie Joseph Rattling an Empty Box match box, coin hidden underneath
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Eddie Joseph The Basement Steal coin steal from out of match box with slit
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Eddie Joseph The One Way Rattle coin shaken in match box, knowing which coin is up
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Unknown Part Five
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Eddie Joseph A Secret and Its Possibilities recipe for glue which permanently glues a coin to a smooth surface, gag application of glueing a coin to the floor and watching people trying to pick it up
  • The Scotch Coin
  • In the Office
  • In a Hotel Lobby
  • At a Convention
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Unknown Part Six - Date Magiology chapter intro
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Eddie Joseph Date Detection several coins in hat, performer reaches in and divines dates
  • Mental Presentation
  • Sensitive Touch Presentation
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Eddie Joseph Dating the Coin each coin wrapped in paper, performer divines coins, impression
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Eddie Joseph The Date Mystery spectator makes calculations with the date on a selected coin, coin divined
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Eddie Joseph The Masked Helper blindfolded spectator takes coins one by one, performer divines dates, one ahead, with gag sequence in which spectator holds on to dummy wax hand without knowing
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Eddie Joseph The Missing Date several coins on table, spectator pockets one, performer names sum of digits of chosen coin's date
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Eddie Joseph Mental Delineation spectator names sum of digits of a coin's date (via a number of colored beads), performer names year
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Eddie Joseph Part Seven - "Close-Up" Tricks intro
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Eddie Joseph The Wacker coin appears in handkerchief, spectator is hit with coin through handkerchief as gag
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Eddie Joseph The Monocle Mystery marked coin held with eye, taken out, vanished, and shown back in eye, double lift with coins
Variations 71
Eddie Joseph The Repeat Coin Trick marked coin penetrates into left fist, repeated a few times, then coin travels into spectator's pocket which is loaded during routine
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Eddie Joseph The Sleeve Bogey routine with sleeve as fake explanation for coin vanish, coin ends up in spectator's sleeve
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Eddie Joseph Shoulder Arms performer behind spectator with arms around him, coin vanishes, reappears on spectator's shoulder
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Eddie Joseph Nail Flick Transfer first finger nail flicks coin onto its finger
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Eddie Joseph The Big Bite coin travels to collar twice, second phase with duplicate coin
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Eddie Joseph The Double Bite coin pressed on spectators forehead, he is told to make it fall but it's not there, it really is left there for second spectator, coin reappears under lapel of third spectator
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Eddie Joseph Unfair Exchange half dollar given to spectator, performer grabs same half dollar from air, quarter found in spectator's hand
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Eddie Joseph The Twister borrowed coin switched and given back without spectator noticing, application where borrowed coin travels inside a bill
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Eddie Joseph The Scotchman and the Jew half dollar and quarter transpose between two spectators
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Eddie Joseph The Coin Toss six methods for controlled head or tail toss
  • The First Method
  • The Second Method
  • The Third Method
  • The Fourth Method
  • The Fifth Method
  • The Sixth Method
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Eddie Joseph Matching the Coin coins brought out heads or tails to match spectator's actions or wishes, by feel
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Eddie Joseph Perfect Timing two coins on table edge, pushed off table towards floor, one straight down one sharply forward, they hit floor together
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Eddie Joseph The Money Changer half dollar changes into smaller coins that make up fifty cents
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Eddie Joseph The Street of Colon is Paved with Gold speck of dust changes into coin, repeat, then shower of coin from hand
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Eddie Joseph Money is Made to Go coin tossed towards left fist, vanishes and is found in fist, repeated with four more coins, last to spectator's hand
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Eddie Joseph Double Coin Pick Up coin picked up from palm, second coin secretly aligned with it, double lift with coins
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Eddie Joseph The Colorful Transformation coins put in hand change into paper with funny message, then changes into confetti (hidden in egg container) or a lemon
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Unknown Click Pass classic palm, two coins apparently placed in hand and both stolen
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Eddie Joseph Sensitive Fingers marked coin mixed with other, performer finds it
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Eddie Joseph Hold On, Brother coin vanishes and appears in spectator's breast pocket
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Eddie Joseph The Magnetic Coin a coin is apparently magnetized, it is removed from other coins with knife, wax
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Eddie Joseph The Eccentric Coin coin clings to blade of knife
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Eddie Joseph The Vicious Triangle monte routine with three coins under cards
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Eddie Joseph The Coins Assembly
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Eddie Joseph Right First Time quick way of counting high stack of coins, using coin as ruler
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Eddie Joseph How the Devil Does He Do It selected coin found in hat of coins by spectator
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Eddie Joseph Curing a Bad Habit cigarette and/or matches change into coin
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Eddie Joseph Good Shootin' coin stack on table, coin rolls towards it and knocks out selected coins
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Eddie Joseph My Hat coin (glass disc) vanishes from glass and appears in hat
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Eddie Joseph Money Sense three different coins in three glasses, performer can name coin when he is handed a glass blindfolded, or when a coin is dropped into a glass
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Eddie Joseph The Stolen Money three coins on table under three match boxes, spectator removes a coin when performer turns away, match box with missing coin is divined
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Eddie Joseph The Coin in the Cookie
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Eddie Joseph Par Avion coins travel from hand to tabled handkerchief
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Eddie Joseph The Purse Swindle purse sold with two coins which turn out to be different coins later, detailed
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Eddie Joseph The Coin and the Orange coin and paper-wrapped glass, coin vanishes, orange appears under glass, orange vanishes, glass vanishes, orange found in pocket, coin in orange, no lapping
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Eddie Joseph Toss Up Vanish orange tossed up, vanishes, ditch in pocket
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