Written by John Lovick

2006
Work of Various

346 pages (Hardcover), published by Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.
Illustrated with drawings by John Lovick, Tony Dunn.
Language: English

(221 entries)

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Jamy Ian Swiss Foreword
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John Lovick Introduction
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Unknown Part I - History and Theory
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John Lovick Chapter 1: A History of the Bill Change credit information
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John Lovick, Mike Kozlowski, Roger Klause, James Lewis, Michael Ammar, Bruce Cervon, Michael Weber, Jamy Ian Swiss, Gregory Wilson, Jay Sankey, Paul Gertner Chapter 2: Performance Issues and Answers comments on each question by several of the listed creators
  • Top Tip or Not to Tip?
  • "Bill Switch" or "Bill Change"?
  • What's the Best Way to Learn the Bill Switch?
  • Fast or Slow?
  • Do You Justify the Folding?
  • Is There a Magic Moment?
  • Can You Create Belief, or Do People Always Know You Merely Switch Bills?
  • Any Final Thoughts?
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Unknown Part II - Thumbtip Switch Handlings and Techniques
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John Lovick Chapter 3: Thumbtip Tips intro
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John Lovick Thumbtip Origins credit information
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John Lovick Thumbtip Varieties
  • Vinyl
  • Plastic
  • Latex
  • Metal
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John Lovick Thumbtip Size and Color
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Unknown Thumbtip Technique tips on angles and positions
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Unknown Concealing the Thumbtip when not on the thumb
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John Lovick Chapter 4: Standard Handlings intro
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Vladimir Vladimirov Vlado's Thumbtip Bill Change
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Mike Kozlowski The Hundred Dollar Bill Switch
Also published here 30
Roger Klause The $100.00 Bill Change
Also published here 35
John Lovick Chapter 5: Thumbtip Switch Variations intro
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Kevin King Money Morph faster
Related toAlso published here
  • The Ultimate Bill Switch (1995)
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David Harkey Oz In Your Fingers
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Jonathan Levit, Chris Rayman Crease is the Word
Also published here
  • Magical Moments (Jonathan Levit, 2001)
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Lonnie Chevrie Paper Dollar
Also published here
  • Wanted! DVD, 2004
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John Lovick Chapter 6: Utility Moves, Techniques, and Finesses
  • Miscellaneous Advice
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John Lovick, Gregory Wilson, James Lewis, Jamy Ian Swiss, Jay Sankey Prefolding the Bill
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John Lovick Stealing the Thumbtip intro, see following items
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Unknown Pockets stealing the thumb-tip
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Unknown Waistband stealing the thumb-tip
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John Lovick Film Canister stealing the thumb-tip
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Adam Rubin Film Canister in Shirt Band stealing the thumb-tip
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Michael Kaminskas Maker Cap Clip stealing the thumb-tip
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Eric Mead Paper Clip stealing the thumb-tip
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Gregory Wilson Vice Versa Steal stealing the thumb-tip
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Lonnie Chevrie Coin Purse stealing the thumb-tip
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John Lovick Turnaround and Turnover Moves intro, see following items
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Mike Kozlowski Both Sides Now showing both sides of bill, hiding thumb-tip
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David Harkey Turnaround #2 showing both sides of bill, hiding thumb-tip
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Vladimir Vladimirov Turnaround #3 showing both sides of bill, hiding thumb-tip
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T. S. Ralle Turnaround #4 showing both sides of bill, hiding thumb-tip
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John Lovick Turnaround #5 showing both sides of bill, hiding thumb-tip
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Scotty York Turnover showing both sides of bill, hiding thumb-tip
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John Lovick, Jay Sankey Display Subtleties hiding thumb-tip while displaying bill
  • Display Subtlety #1
  • Display Subtlety #2 (Jay Sankey)
  • Display Subtlety #3
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John Lovick Switching Actions intro
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Whit Haydn Switching Action #7
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John Carney Switching Action #8
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T. S. Ralle Switching Action #9
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John Lovick Switching Action #10
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John Lovick Switching Action #11
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Gerald Edmunson Switching Action #12
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John Lovick Securing the Thumbtip
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John Lovick The Handout
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John Lovick Ditching the Thumbtip intro
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Unknown Waistband ditching the thumb-tip
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Gregory Wilson Pit Stop ditching the thumb-tip
Related to 73
Unknown Part III - Tipless Switch Handlings and Techniques
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John Lovick Chapter 7: Tipless Handlings intro
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Mike Kozlowski The Tipless Hundred Dollar Bill Switch
Also published here 80
John Lovick Chapter 8: Tipless Switch Variations intro
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Jay Marshall The $5 Bill Switch
Also published here 85
John Lovick The 100th Dollar Bill Change
Also published here
  • More Skinny, 2001
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Daniel Garcia Twisted
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John Lovick Chapter 9: Tipless Utility Moves, Techniques, and Finesses intro
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John Lovick Stealing the Extra Bill intro
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Unknown Pockets stealing the extra bill
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Unknown Wallet stealing the extra bill
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Lonnie Chevrie Coin Purse stealing the extra bill
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Marc DeSouza Marker Cap stealing the extra bill
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John Lovick Film Canister stealing the extra bill
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Unknown Coin Holders & Clips stealing the extra bill
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John Lovick Add-On Moves intro
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Jason Purdy Add-on #2 adding folded bill behind open bill
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John Carney Add-on #3 adding folded bill behind open bill
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Al Baker Add-on #4 adding folded bill behind open bill
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Sol Stone Add-on #5 adding folded bill behind open bill
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Johnny Paul Add-on #6 adding folded bill behind open bill
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Johnny Paul Add-on #7 adding folded bill behind open bill
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John Lovick Miscellaneous Items intro
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Ed Mishell Mishell's Move moving folded bill from left to right hand while openly snapping bill
Also published here 103
John Lovick Mishell's Move Variation
Inspired by 104
Daniel Garcia Tipless Display Subtlety #1 showing both hands empty
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Thom Peterson Tipless Display Subtlety #2 showing both hands empty
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R. Paul Wilson Tipless Display Subtlety #3 showing both hands empty
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Mark Mitton Tipless Display Subtlety #4 showing both hands empty
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Thom Peterson Tipless Display Subtlety #5 showing both hands empty
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Thom Peterson Tipless Switching Action
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John Lovick Tipless Turnaround and Turnover Moves
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Mike Kozlowski Tipless Both Sides Now display
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Jason Purdy Tipless Turnaround #2
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Danny Archer Tipless Turnaround #3
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John Lovick Tipless Turnaround #4
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T. S. Ralle Tipless Turnaround #5
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Jay Marshall Tipless Turnover #1
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H. Mark Kandel Tipless Turnover #2
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John Carney Tipless Turnover #3
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Jarle Leirpoll One-handed Turnover #1
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Ralf Gagel One-handed Turnover #2
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John Lovick One-handed Turnover #3
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John Lovick Cleaning Up intro
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Unknown The Handout clean-up after bill switch without thumb-tip
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Danny Archer Pocket Ditch #1 clean-up after bill switch without thumb-tip
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Thom Peterson Pocket Ditch #2 clean-up after bill switch without thumb-tip
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T. S. Ralle Pocket Ditch #3 clean-up after bill switch without thumb-tip
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Paul Chosse The Toss-out clean-up after bill switch without thumb-tip
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Paul Chosse Inspection clean-up after bill switch without thumb-tip
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Unknown Part IV - Miscellaneous Handlings, Methods, and Routines
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John Lovick Chapter 10: Palm-up Handlings intro
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Mark Mitton Surreptitious Switch palm-up handling
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Michael Ammar Bird's-Eye View Switch palm-up handling
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Jon Allen Cash in Hand palm-up handling
Also published here 134
David Regal Individually Wrapped Single palm-up handling
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John Lovick Chapter 11: Multiple Switch Methods and Routines intro
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Richard Sanders Richie's Double Bill Switch Fiver bill borrowed, becomes Ten, then Twenty, then Five
Also published here 144
Richard Sanders Three Fold Ten to Fifty to One to Ten dollar bill
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David Acer Around the World in 80 Dollars multiple currency changes
Also published here 146
Rod Chow The Full-Show Double Bill Change bill changes twice
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William Goldman The Chameleon Bill bill changes several times during folding
Also published here
  • lecture notes "3", 1995
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Gregory Wilson Foreign Affair bill changes several times during folding
Also published here
  • In Action! Vol. 3 (DVD, 2005)
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Gregory Wilson Take Five bill changes several times during folding
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Gregory Wilson Illegal Tender blank piece of paper changes gradually into bill during folding
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John Lovick Chapter 12: Miscellaneous Methods intro
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Unknown Self-Contained Bill Change
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David Gripenwaldt The Grip Change
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Rod Chow The Melt Change
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Rod Chow Instant Transmutation folded twice only
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Nourdine Le Petit Prince change in folded condition done one-handed and visual
Also published here
  • Imagik, July 1994
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Juan Pablo Ibañez The Fastest Bill Switch visible without folding
Also published here
  • Mystica, Vol. 2 No. 6
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Unknown Part V - Routines
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John Lovick Chapter 13: $1 to $100 Routine intro
  • First Option
  • Second Option
  • Third Option
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Richard Hatch Power of Suggestion
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Allan Zola Kronzek Hypnotizing Ben
Also published here
  • Destiny, Chance and Free Will (2000)
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Eric A. Maurin Trick Question
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Tim Trono Birthday Bill
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Roger Klause Billusion bill appears from purse frame, changes, vanishes again
Also published here 188
John Lovick Chapter 14: Mis-made Routines intro, credit information
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Michael Ammar, James Lewis On the Mis-made Bill
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Dan Garrett Torn and Quartered Mismade Bill, torn bill to mismade bill, then to normal torn bill restored with tape
Also published here 195
Marc DeSouza Picasso's Bill stick figure drawn on bill before making it turn into mis-made bill
Also published here 196
Andrew J. Pinard Autograph Collection borrowed bill signed by performer, turned into mis-made bill and back
Also published here
  • The Magic Menu, Winter 2002, No. 61
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Gregory Wilson Signature Piece borrowed bill signed by performer, turned into mis-made bill and given to spectator
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Danny Archer Bill Mis-Made mis-made bill shown, turned into normal bill
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Lance DeLong The Mis-Made Frog bill folded into frog, when unfolded it is a mis-made bill
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David Gripenwaldt Side Note bill torn in half, restores mis-made but torn edges still match
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John Lovick Chapter 15: Impossible Location Routines intro
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Jim Sisti Transmutation signed bill changes to dollar bill, signed one found in purse
Also published here
  • The Magic Menu, 1990
  • Magic, July 2003
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Michael Kaminskas Magic Pills signed bill to metal tin
Also published here 209
Adam Rubin Back-Up Plan signed bill to film canister
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Gary Kurtz Cigar
Also published here 214
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler The Postman Always Rings Twice bill in pen, creating two bills with same number, with finger tip
Also published here 217
Bill Malone Opening Act Bill in Lemon
Also published here
  • On the Loose!, Vol. 2 (DVD, 2002)
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John Lovick Chapter 16: Transposition Routines intro
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Roger Klause The Name is the Same two marked dollar bills transpose, using cigarette case in handling
Also published here 224
Chris "Doc" Dixon Cards & Cash bill transposes with a playing card
Also published here
  • Everything is Funnier with Monkeys, 1997
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Steve Silverman To Catch a Thief envelope and Fifty dollar bill are in himber wallet, borrowed signed bill changes into Fifty, Fifty is missing from wallet, signed bill in envelope
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David Harkey Changeling with spectator
Inspired by 230
John Lovick Things Change
Inspired byAlso published here
  • What's the Rumpus?, 2002
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John Lovick Chapter 17: Torn and Restored Routines intro
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Unknown Basic Torn and Restored Bill
Related to 235
David Oliver Oliver's Twist on the Tear
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Mark Hendrickson Two for Two two One dollar bills torn and restored into Two dollar bill
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Jay Sankey Crocodile Tear torn and restored bill using $100 Bill Switch
Also published here 238
John Lovick Chapter 18: Miscellaneous Routines intro
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Scotty York Change for a Twenty Twenty dollar bill changed into two Ten dollar bills
Also published here
  • Greater Magic Video Library Vol. 49, Bar Magic, 1994
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Jason Randal Any Bill Called For bill changes into named bill, index
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Jay Sankey Traveling Expenses four holed in dollar bill travel into one corner, using $100 bill switch
Also published here
  • Tricks of the Trade, 1992 notes
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Gaëtan Bloom Houdini and the Hudson River hole torn in borrowed bill and bill threaded onto rope, it penetrates the rope
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Jon Allen Internal Switch post-it message put on bill changes, bill switch
Also published here 248
Gregory Wilson Curious George selected card appears in thought bubble drawn on a bill, bill switch
Inspired by 249
Thom Peterson Exchange Rate bill changed into other currency plus some small change
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Richard Sanders Fast Forward bill borrowed and serial number recorded, bill transforms into old worn-out bill with notes on it, has same number
Also published here
  • Visi-Bill (video, 2002)
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Gregory Wilson, David Gripenwaldt Tax Bill bill changes into bill with holes, one of the missing pieces is changed into coin
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Marvyn Roy Tip for Tat borrowed Twenty vanishes, a One dollar bill changes into that Twenty
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Steve Mayhew Das Kapital routine with several consecutive bill changes with borrowed bills
Also published here
  • Labyrinth No. 7, 1997
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Jamy Ian Swiss Quadradical Currency combination routine with bill changes, torn and restored to mis-made bill, borrowed signed bill to wallet
Inspired by
  • "Borrowed Bill Routine" (John Cornelius, 1984 manuscript)
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Robert E. Neale Trust Me routine with change and fake explanation
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Gary Kurtz Counterfeit borrowed, initialed 20$ bill to obviously fake 100$ bill with same serial number and initials, changes into real bill in performer's wallet
Also published here 264
Gregory Wilson Front Money bill printed on only one side, changed into real bill
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Gregory Wilson Completely Legal Counterfeit white paper with small square of bill printed is changed into regular bill
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Eric A. Maurin Shred of Evidence corner torn off One dollar bill, changed into Five dollar bill and corner still fits
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Nathan Kranzo Blank corner torn off blank piece of paper, corner is seen to be part of a bill, rest changed into matching bill
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Nathan Kranzo Reality Check check for $10.25, corner torn off and changed into quarter in a flash, rest is changed into Ten dollar bill
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Max Maven Wrapper's Delight bill folded, it is then shown to be folded into origami braid
Inspired by
  • "Baffling Bill Braid" (Robert E. Neale, Folding Money Fooling, 1997)
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Jay Sankey Do Not Fold words on bill travel from one side to the other
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Gregory Wilson Up Front and Back Down words on bill travel from one side to the other
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David Acer Picturesque photo of performer holding a dollar bill is shown and put in Himber wallet, $20 bill changes into a $1 bill, bill on photograph has changed into $20
Inspired byAlso published here
  • This is a Circle, 2001 lecture notes
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Jon Allen Memento real bill and bill on polaroid transform into other bills
Also published here 279
Tony Chapek, Michael Weber, Michael Powers Reversal of Fortune topsy-turvy bill, then picture of George Washington has turned upside down on bill
Related toAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Aug. 1985
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Unknown Part VI - Additional Ideas, Presentations, and Routines
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John Lovick Chapter 19: Miscellaneous Ideas intro
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John Lovick Giving Away Money
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Stevie Ray Christian One in a Million handing out a fake million-dollar bill
  • As an Encore
  • Upon Receiving a Tip
  • Special Occasions
  • Something Special for a Boss or Other Bigwig
  • For Children
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R. Paul Wilson, Jeff Ezell Gift Certificates, Coupons, Keno, Lotto, etc.
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Michael Weber MA Bill bill to phone bill
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John Lovick Origami on combining bill changes with origami
Related to 290
Gregory Wilson Benjagami presentation for bill change
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Norm Barnhart George Washington's Special Talent presentation for bill change
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Gregory Wilson Faux Flaw presentation for mis-made bill
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Jim Artle Drinker's PSA presentation for mis-made bill
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Michael Weber Torn & Restored Misunderstanding
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Ron Bauer Drawn Instead of Quartered bill changes into bill with drawing on it
Also published here 293
Brian Campbell Picture Perfect photo of spectator appears on bill
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John Lovick Chapter 20: Bill Productions intro
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Gregory Wilson Money for Nothing invisible bill becomes real
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Rod Chow The World's Fastest Bill Appearance
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Ralf Gagel Flash Bill with flash paper
Inspired by 299
John Lovick Chapter 21: Bill Vanishes intro
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Paul Gertner Bill Vanish #1
Also published here 302
Michael Ammar Bill Vanish #2
Also published here 304
Roger Klause The Spider Vanish
Related to 306
Joe Givan Crumbling Cash bill changes into confetti
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John Lovick Chapter 22: Non-Bill Ideas and Routines intro
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Michel Huot Miscellaneous Non-Bill Ideas for the bill switch
  • True Romance
  • Company Merger
  • Getting the Customer
  • 52 on 1
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Kostya Kimlat Gigabyte Switch writing on piece of paper changes with bill switch, corporate presentation
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Jon Allen Oralgami paper with text is folded several times and unfolded again, text is longer than paper has surfaces
Also published here 311
Patrik Kuffs Boggled letters are jumbled on piece of paper, spectator makes up a word and that word appears after bill switch technique
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Michel Huot Crossed Words incorrectly filled out cross-word puzzle changes into correctly solved one, bill switch technique
Related to
  • Stephen Tucker idea in manuscript "Flash-Cash"
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David Gripenwaldt U.I.O. i.o.u. note torn and restored with digits in wrong order
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Thom Peterson Punch Change paper folded, spectators punch holes in it, when unfolded the holes make up a message
Inspired by
  • "Punchline" (Timothy Wenk, marketed)
Related to
  • "The Birthday Bill" (Diamond Jim Tyler, Pockets Full of Miracles)
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Liam Montier The Cardless Triumph card printed face-up and down on a paper, folded and unfolded, only selection remains face up
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Jay Sankey Unholy restoring torn holes on spiral notebook paper, bill switch
Also published here 320
Unknown Part VII - Appendices
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John Lovick Appendix A: Interesting Money Facts
  • Historical and Quotidian Information
  • Symbols and Phrases on Back of Dollar
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John Lovick Appendix B: U.S. Laws Regarding Currency
  • Defacing Currency
  • Reproducing Currency
  • Counterfeiting Currency
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John Lovick Appendix C: All Things Bill Change credit information
  • Billet Switches and Bill Tears
  • Bill Changes
  • Self-Contained Bill Changes
  • "Flash" Changes
  • Transposition Routines
  • Changing a Stack of Bills
  • Miscellaneous Books, Routines, Gimmicks, etc.
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