654 entries in Billet
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown L'Ecriture Cachée Dans une Tabatiere, d'où on la Tire, Sans la Toucher, Pour la Faire Trouver Dans une Bougie signed piece of paper is burnt and appears in selected candle, switch with a box, with assistant notes from 1788 mention method for paper to orange and signature duplication
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 24
Unknown The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 358
Unknown Billet Index
1889 Tricks with Cards 232
Dr. Lynn Dr. Lynn's Second Sight Act dead names written on papers, performer divines some, then a last one from freely chosen billet appears on arm of performer
1890 More Magic 252
Dr. Lynn The Thinkophone name on paper is divined, using changing ladle
Related to 1890 More Magic 255
Unknown Reading Blindfold one-ahead bluff, blindfolded assistant divines names on cards
1890 More Magic 250
Unknown Der Hellseher question written on billet, answered by performer, impression device with white soap and metal plate
Related to Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 140
Unknown Der Hellseher second part of explanation
Related to Oct. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 155
Unknown Das Gedankenlesen pseudo muscle-reading used to divine a word written on a piece of paper, impression onto metal tray with soap covered paper
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
Unknown Kunststück à la Cumberland three cards removed by spectators and placed in handkerchief, predicted on three billets in goblet, they travel back into deck, billet index
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 61
Unknown Magische X-Strahlen performer is able to read content of envelope, x-ray patter, alcohol
Mar. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 7) 106
Unknown The Brass Card Box prop
1897 New Era Card Tricks 141
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Uhr und Photographie No. 20, spectators write famous poets on billets, one chosen, a photograph of the person appears underneath glass of borrowed watch
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 63
Unknown Servante Billet Switch packet of billet switched behind table
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 64
Carl Willmann Die Changiertafel slate that can be used as a tray to switch billets, coins, card pieces
Oct. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 151
Frederick E. Jones Sealed Billet Reading
1911 Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 20
Frederick E. Jones First Test in Reading Sealed Billets envelope is found by muscle reading, then content is revealed, electric torch
1911 Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 20
Unknown Making Envelope Transparent alcohol, method with box and sponge in pocket
Related to 1911 Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 22
Frederick E. Jones Third Test in Sealed Billet Reading question is folded and put in an envelope, which is sealed with wax and sewn, performer finds the hidden envelope and reveals the question
1911 Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 24
Stanley Collins Billet Switch on clip, with a deck of cards, while removing cards
1915 Original Magical Creations 69
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Reading Extraordinary one ahead
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 463
Al Baker The Billet Test
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 467
Al Baker Two-Person Slate Test
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 465
Oswald Rae Original Sealed Billet Reading with five billets, two ahead
1926 Between Ourselves 79
Oswald Rae Mems From My Note Book "Being a selection of useful recipes gathered at various times from different sources too numerous to enumerate"
  • To Render Fabric Fireproof
  • Fireproofing Wood
  • To Clean Velvet or Plush
  • To Clean Glassware
  • To Gloss and Clean Ivorine Balls
  • Red Billiard Ball Dye
  • To Dye Flags, etc
  • Various Coloured Inks or Dyes (Red, Blue, Gold, White Ink)
  • Varnishes
  • To Harden a Felt Hat, etc.
  • Varnish Remover
  • Paint Remover
  • Luminous Paint
  • Porcelain Fekes, etc.
  • Celluloid Varnish
  • To Apply Sealing Wax Evenly
  • Pads for Thought Readers
  • Reading Through Sealed Envelopes
  • Ink for Lightning Artists
  • Stains
  • Black Crayon for Lightning Artists
  • Dull Black Paint
  • Spirit Gum Substitute
  • Gold Paint
  • Chemical Slate Writing
  • Trick Seals
1926 Between Ourselves 85
Oswald Rae Clairvoyance (A Method of Answering Sealed Questions, etc., Specially Devised for Close Work with a Small Audience), envelopes on a tray, with medium
1928 Sub Rosa 82
Theodore Annemann, Dr. Edward G. Ervin A New Apparatus for the Pellet Switch with a matchbox
1931 The Book Without A Name 38
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Mystery three billets, envelopes, including the umbrella move
Related to 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 92
Tom Sellers One Man Sealed Message Reading
1933 More Secrets 20
Al Baker Al Baker's Pet Hat Trick hat as a utility prop to exchange billets...
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 77
Theodore Annemann Two Papers and a Spectator thumb tip
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Theodore Annemann Nickles on the Brain date of coin is predicted
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 39
Theodore Annemann The Lady and the Gentleman two card prediction with billet index
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 40
Al Baker The Name Is - ! one billet, using a leather book
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 118
Theodore Annemann The Master of the Message using a stooge
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 13
Theodore Annemann A Question and the Answer
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Theodore Annemann The Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Ralph W. Read A New Method of Tabulation tip for question and answer reading act
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 46
Theodore Annemann The Telephone Drama name and telephone number are divined
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 7
Theodore Annemann The Dead Name Test connected to the foregoing routine, name of a dead person is divined

1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 8
Wm. Hewitt The Modern Mindreader several questions put in envelopes
Related to 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 2
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Psychic Writing appearing writing on paper card answers question
Related toVariations 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 4
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Related to 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 43
James G. Thompson Jr. Penetrating Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchief
Related to 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 12
Theodore Annemann Billet Switching general thoughts, the folding of the paper and two switches
Also published here 1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 2
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Diablo Pellet Reading one question written on billet is burnt and later answered by performer
1935 Mental Bargain Effects 1
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Master Mind two decks, three cards are predicted
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 16
Theodore Annemann The New Double Telepathy Routine uses the box from Mental Masterpiece + Index, spectator and performer think of a card and try to guess the card of the other
1935 Mental Bargain Effects 7
Theodore Annemann Psychic Writing Variation appearing writing on paper card answers question
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 91
Bert Reese Bert Reese Secrets Berthold Riess, billet reading information, soft paper
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 140
Newton Hall The Reticent Queen written name is divined by whispering queen, using P&L Metal Card Box
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
James G. Thompson Jr. Impromptu Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchief
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 83
Theodore Annemann On the Wire random person phoned, name divined
Related toVariations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 137
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to read billet with deck of cards as cover
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 196
Robert Parrish The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Reading System 1. Collecting the Envelopes
2. Reading the Messages
3. Returning the Card and Envelope
4. Returning the Next to the Last Message
5. Reading the Last Message
1937 You'd be Surprised 22
Oscar Weigle Reading Method in Hat
1937 You'd be Surprised 12
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawing
Related to 1937 "En Rapport" 13
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Mephisto Sealed Billet Reading
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 26
Dr. Edward G. Ervin One Man Blackboard Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divined
Inspired byAlso published here 1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 29
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Billet Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divined
Variations 1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 31
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Billet Switch
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 30
Theodore Annemann Diabolo Pellet Reading
1938 Greater Magic 881
Unknown The One Ahead System
1938 Greater Magic 883
Wm. Hewitt Modern Mind Reading
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 884
Sid Lorraine The Sealed Message sealed and burned message is divined
1938 Greater Magic 889
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information
Related toAlso published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 285
Dr. Stanley Jaks Compact secret billet reading using powder case or compact
Also published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 285
Unknown Switching a Bill I
1938 Greater Magic 768
Unknown Switching a Bill II
1938 Greater Magic 769
Unknown Billet Switch
1938 Greater Magic 895
Theodore Annemann The Accessory devil's handkerchief to force any small object
Related to 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 8
Robert Parrish A Prediction to End Predictions playing card, word and date on bill are predicted
1939 Do That Again! 9
Robert Parrish The Payoff Prediction any word predicted on billet in cup
1939 Do That Again! 12
Orville Wayne Meyer Tervil word written on billet predicted on another billet
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 383
Robert Parrish The Phantom President imaginary president is elected, choice divined
1939 Do That Again! 17
Burling Hull, Theodore Annemann New Sheet Reading questions in numbered envelopes answered by medium, Q&A
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 491
Robert Parrish The "Direct" Divination joke, spectator choked if he does not comply
Related to 1939 Do That Again! 17
Unknown Billet Switch
1939 Do That Again! 10
Unknown Jap Hank switching handkerchief
1939 Do That Again! 18
Eddie Joseph The Call of the East names of eastern cities are written on pieces of paper and folded, then mixed with other billets, the performer finds all the eastern cities, without opening the billets
1939 Strictly Magic 4
Theodore Annemann Ballot Box Divination fifty lotto type counters in revolving ballot box
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 92) 572
Henry Hardin The Finest Sealed Letter Test impression device
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
Theodore Annemann Tip on Q&A Act
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 620
Theodore Annemann A Day of Your Life one spectator writes some things on billets, performer divines all
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 654
William Ruesskamp A New Slant on Pellet Reading switch with hat, billets are numbered
1940 Fast Ones 21
Magnuson Devil Device gaffed box for questions, see also p. 570
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 561
Henry Hardin Trance Vision flashlight in bag to put over head to read in the dark
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
Karl Germain The Germain Gem named dead person appears on billet, pocket writing
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 95) 588
Unknown 52 - Billet switching.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 69
Joseph Ovette The Perfect Pellet Switch with chewing gum
1940 Fast Ones 15
Robert Brethen As in a Mirror Darkly billet index on back of cards
Related to 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 76) 501
Theodore Annemann Pocket Prophecies including thoughts on predictions and the pocket index in general, see also p. 818
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 527
Theodore Annemann The Original Effect straight card prediction using billet index
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Theodore Annemann Lady and Gentleman two card prediction with billet index
Inspired byRelated to 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Theodore Annemann, Walter B. Gibson The Omega Card Prophecy card chosen with dealing procedure, billet index
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Orville Wayne Meyer Twin Prediction partial set-up and ten-card billet index
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 530
Orville Wayne Meyer, Arthur H. Buckley Twin Prediction - The Improved Buckley Method full deck stack and billet index
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 530
Don Diavolo, Stuart Towne Tomorrow's Card prediction written, six cards from shuffled deck selected, then one of those, matches prediction, five-billet index
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 116) 686
Charles Hopkins 53 - Billet index.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Al Baker The Quick and the Dead living and dead test with reading of dead name
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 265
Joseph Dunninger, Theodore Annemann Gipsies Won't Tell thoughts on the reading act
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 723
Otis Manning The Ghost of a Chance billet switching box, Q&A
Related toVariations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 137) 781
Al Baker Baker Pellet Switch
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 265
Edward Marlo Billet Switch
1941 Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 30
Unknown Simplex Pocket Index Files
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 146) 818
Theodore Annemann A Torn Letter paper with letter of alphabet is torn and restored between slates, pocket index
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 147) 819
George Armstrong What's On Your Mind? word from a book is predicted on a billet
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 59
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope burnt and divined
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 7) 26
James G. Thompson Jr. Duo-Finale three spectators think of something, write it down and seal their thought in an envelope, performer divines all three
1943 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 208
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to switch and read billet with deck of cards as cover
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 28
George Armstrong Geomancy of the Gods Q & A with one envelope and sand as a reading tool
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 125
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tip
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Elray Glass-Ic sealed message reading technique
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
Franklin V. Taylor, Bruce Elliott "Visible But Unseen" Or " The Pocket Index That Ain't" card prediction, index in deck, switch in hat
Inspired by 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 204
Cyril Marriott Your Thought three billets, reading billets in hat, secretly opening and closing , method, umbrella move
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 68) 276
R. M. Jamison The Oracle Speaks answer to a question appears on slate, from Thayer Oracle Numbered Question Book, with change box for billets
July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 57
Theodore Annemann The Telephone Drama name and telephone number
1945 My Best 279
Jos. Kellar Ghost Eyes cards and billets are put in a bag and read in the darkness
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 30
John Hamilton Date? Name? triple prediction
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 392
Fredric Kolb Envelope Switch and Peek
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 10
Dr. Edward G. Ervin One Man Blackboard Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divined
Also published here 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 28
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches
  • named card in pocket
  • do as i do, with mindreading presentation
  • making envelopes see through
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
Unknown The Finger Switch
1945 My Best 215
Theodore Annemann The Test of the Tiber
Related to 1945 My Best 280
Al O'Hagan Turn Over Pellet Switch billet switch, one handed
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 15
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Cigar Change Box billet switching box, similar to Otis Manning's "The OM Billet Switching Box" from Annemann's "Practical Mental Magic"
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 23
Theodore Annemann The Master Mind stack, billet index
1945 My Best 69
Henry Weisl, Robert Greene Letters of Fire card value burns itself into paper stretched in a frame, paper index on back of cards
Related to Nov. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 166
Unknown How to Force two Messages date and color, billets and envelopes
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 379
Al Baker Slip of Paper Force switch while putting it in envelope
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 383
Unknown A "One Man" Mind Reading Act billets are handed out for questions, quastion answer act
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 219
Unknown A Modern Crystal Gazing Act using switching tray
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 224
Anna Eva Fay, Ralph W. Read The Excelsior Mind Reading Act different methods to ascertain information, long discussion of this type of work
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 231
Unknown The Billet Switch
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 222
Cyril Marriott Facsimile content from billet is reproduced on a slate
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 415
Mike Trent Okito Goes Mental billet in Okito Box
Related to 1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 6
Cyril Marriott Billet Switch with Hat
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 415
John Hamilton Bill-Et
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 113) 454
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cards
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 431
Ronald B. Edwards Box Fight Prediction with bill tube
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 113) 456
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Tests in a Gold Fish Bowl fifteen spectators write a simple task on a paper, seal it in envelope and sign it, envelopes are selected and names read aloud, performer does the tasks
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 38
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Open Window divination of a city, written on paper and sealed in envelope
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 90
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Written Messages several thoughts are divined, sealed in envelopes
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 92
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Better Than Rabbits spectators initial billets, on which they wrote song and book titles, performer divines all
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 94
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Holding the Bag thought written on a billet and sealed in envelope is divined
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 96
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley No Privacy in a Gold Fish Bowl multiple thought revelation, written on billets in fish bowl
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 101
Unknown A Capitol Problem three business cards and an envelope, hole in card for glimpse
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 204
Unknown The Three-Billet Test No. 3 three different categories
Variations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 226
Unknown An Improved Sealed-Message Reading one card, two envelopes
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 211
George G. Kaplan Mind-Figures using a convex mirror
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 214
Unknown A Cigarette-Paper Pellet Switch on the tip of a pencil
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 223
Unknown Billet Switch
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 228
Milbourne Christopher Decked Out billet switch, while taking cards out of the case
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 143) 574
Harold Braunhut Thoughts Afire secret reading method for text written on postcard put in envelope
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 166
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 306
Al Baker Pellet Reading with secret opening and reading method
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 316
Al Baker Pseudo Fortune Telling Séance for "can you tell fortunes?"-situations
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 329
Al Baker Secret Reading of Billets
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 326
George B. Anderson Getting the Impression questions are written on paper and put into envelopes, after the questions have been answered the envelopes are burnt in a bowl
Variations 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 15
George B. Anderson Another Sealed Envelope - Which I Call "The Bonded Fifth" in envelopes
Related to 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 18
George B. Anderson The Pocket Mindreader - Solved: The used Razor Blade Problem cards in a box, method to see writing, shimmed cards
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 46
Al Baker The Baker Billet Switch
Variations 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 280
Al Baker The Baker Switch No. 2
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 324
Al Baker Chicken Feed amount of change in spectator's pocket, pocket writing, spiked billet
Related to 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 311
George B. Anderson My Best Billet Switch with packet of cigarettes
Variations 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 14
Howard Wurst Thought Control No. 28, Ten cards chosen and written on slips of paper, along with number. One paper is chosen, dealing down to number reveals that card
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 51
Harris Solomon Solomon's Minds in envelope, psychology of the divination
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 198) 790
George Schindler Note to Hand billet switch with matchbox
Inspired by 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 204) 817
Greer Marechal Jr. Coloss-Index ideas for an index, with bigger billets than usual
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 205) 819
Al Baker Mental Masterpiece performer duplicates words written by spectator
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 415
Bruce Elliott Two Fold Folderol billets in envelope, subtlety
Inspired by 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 222) 888
Bill Nord Snakes Alive animals are written down and one billet selected, fake snake appears, snake pill
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 245) 981
Al Baker One-Man Billet Reading
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 413
Bob Somerfeld Supelletive three billet routine, umbrella move
1951 Mind Reader's Digest 15
Clettis V. Musson Tricky Telepathy billet placed in glass
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 16
Al Baker The Baker Billet Switch
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 413
Al Baker The Telepathic Miracle design or word duplication by medium
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 419
Don Tanner Ashes to Ashes name written on a billet and burnt, ashes put on a second billet and eventually name appears
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 936
Bob Somerfeld Switchcraft billet switch with envelope
1952 Pieces of Mind 6
Theodore Annemann The Master Mind 14-15 card stack, two decks
1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 8
Nelson A. Demers Animal, Vegetable and Mineral three big sheets with animals, vegetables and objects, predictions on billets in hat
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 9
Norman Jensen The Sticky Steal vanish of a bill in envelope / stealing something from an envelope
1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 246) 983
Edward Marlo Billet Switch
1953 The Cardician 125
Edward Marlo Billet Switch crumpled up
1953 Unlimited 21
Milbourne Christopher Special Delivery several names of the members of the audience are noted, one is selected and put in envelope, performer hands envelope to owner
1954 More One Man Mental Magic 8
Dr. Stanley Jaks Billets Deux billet in glass, covered by handkerchief is divined
Also published here 1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 299) 1194
Milbourne Christopher One Out of 52 several cards are written down, one is selected, performer divines the card
1954 More One Man Mental Magic 10
Bill Simon Psychic Okito Box Okito Box for billet reading or Q&A
Related to 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 10
Sydney Bergson Sid's Seer sponge with alcohol dispenser for sealed message reading
Related to 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 313) 55
Harold Sterling, Harlan Tarbell Astrological Mindreading Act birthdate reading, billets in envelopes
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 198
Harlan Tarbell Royal Message Reading message written on playing card, using card with window
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 206
Sid Lorraine Dictionary Message Reading using peek dictionary to read billets put into it
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 209
Harlan Tarbell "Wrapped Card" Message Reading visiting card is wrapped in paper with window
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 211
Robert Parrish Parrish Mentalism something written into matchbook
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 219
Gene "Phantini" Grant Delphic Divination prediction on a slip, in envelope
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 14
Gene "Phantini" Grant Shades of Cassandra multiple prediction, billet in envelope
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 17
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Miracle Mental Routine messages in envelopes reading routine, drawing duplication as climax, blindfolded
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 1
Gene "Phantini" Grant Message Reading without a Clue message sealed in pay envelope
Related toVariations 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 2
Gene "Phantini" Grant Image-Ray (A Message Reading Idea) with business cards and an envelope, secret reading method
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 3
Gene "Phantini" Grant Remoto unconventional Q&A routine
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 3
Paul Curry Torn Center
Related toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 210
Don Tanner, John Murray Street Guide Test with street guide booklet, thought written on piece of paper and wrapped up in book
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 199
Tony Corinda (1) The Billet Pencil loading a billet in an envelope
Related toVariations 1958 Predictions 86
Dr. Stanley Jaks (2) The Billet Knife loading a billet in an envelope
Related toAlso published here 1958 Predictions 87
Neville Sackville (3) The Billet Knife loading a billet in an envelope
1958 Predictions 88
Tony Corinda (4) The Impromptu Billet Knife loading a billet in an envelope
1958 Predictions 88
Dr. Spencer Thornton Mind Over Mind chosen symbol is predicted in a clip, bulldog clip to switch billet
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 8
Dr. Spencer Thornton Other Ideas for the Gimmick Clip
  • Par X Prediction (number prediction)
  • Variations
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 10
Tony Corinda (10) The Switch and the Force general comments, envelope, billet and cards
1958 Predictions 95
John Scarne Scarne Pellet Switch
1958 Predictions 96
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thorntonism people write information on different billets, selected one is divined, method to switch billets with a magazine
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 1
Tony Corinda, Patrick Page, Al Baker (6) The Billet Index Patrick Page's Q.5. Pocket Index for billets
Related to
  • "Construction of the Annemann Billet Index" in Annemann's "Practical Mental Magic" p. 79
1958 Predictions 92
Jon Tremaine, Tony Corinda (7) The Cigarette Packet Pellet Index
1958 Predictions 93
Tony Corinda (10) Mind Over Matter prediction pellet is put on any card, which is the same as prediction
1958 Predictions 114
Tony Corinda (17) The Matchbox Mystery amount of matches are removed, the reminder is predicted
1958 Predictions 121
Bobby Bernard Original Close Up Magic. Demonstration Effect. Magic Music. brief, chosen tune on paper cannot be burnt
1958 Magic in Miniature 7
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Sensitive Touch spectators write billets with names of american and foreign cities, wand points automatically to several billets and divides the american cities from the foreign ones
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 11
Tony Corinda (17) The Use of a Crystal Ball crystal ball as magnifying glass to read billets
1959 Billets 186
Tony Corinda Three Little Questions
1959 Billets 189
Tony Corinda (1) Alcohol or Chemicals
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 344
Tony Corinda (2) Light
Related to 1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 344
Tony Corinda (3) The Window Envelope
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 345
Tony Corinda, Eric Mason (4) The Clip Board several versions, Eric Mason's Dubbul
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 345
Orville Wayne Meyer Mindreading Supreme blindfolded, fake muscle-reading with billets
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 14
Theodore Annemann (6) The Billet Switch (Bare Hand Method) the Annemann Billet Switch
1959 Billets 175
Tony Corinda (7) The Billet Switch (Bare Hand Method - Corinda) rolled up
Inspired by 1959 Billets 177
Tony Corinda (8) The Billet Switch (by lapping)
1959 Billets 178
Tony Corinda (9) The Billet Switch (Magnetic Clip Method)
1959 Billets 178
Tony Corinda (10) The Billet Switch (Corinda's Billet Pull) six methods to switch billets with a pull, pull on paper clip
1959 Billets 178
Will Dexter (11) The Billet Switch (The Matchbox Switch - by Will Dexter) switching the billet in the action of burning it
1959 Billets 180
Eric Mason (12) The Star Trap Billet Switch (Eric Mason) spectator throws rolled up bill to performer, who divines the serial number, with star trap towel holder gimmick, bill accidentally dropped
1959 Billets 181
John Henley (13) Eclipse Billet Switch (John Henley) switch with magnets and bulldog clips
1959 Billets 182
Tony Corinda (14) Summary of Billet Switching theory and tips
1959 Billets 184
Tony Corinda (15) Marking of Billets
1959 Billets 185
Tony Corinda (16) Billet Stands
1959 Billets 185
Malcolm McCallum Switch Gimmick bulldog clip billet switch, clip on a stand
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 34
William P. Miesel A Day at the Races prediction of imaginative horse race
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 11
Tony Corinda Introduction on billets
1959 Billets 165
Tony Corinda (1) A Few Simple Rules for Working with Billets
1959 Billets 166
Punx The 100% Prediction geometrical figure and number are predicted on a billet
1960 Magic of the Mind 5
Malcolm Davison Lucky Dip three billet routine
1960 Magic of the Mind 99
Malcolm Davison Handling Billets umbrella move
Related to 1960 Magic of the Mind 98
Unknown Billet Switch
1960 Magic of the Mind 8
Malcolm Davison Billet Hold-Out under bow-tie
1960 Magic of the Mind 100
Malcolm Davison The Two Handed Billet Switch
1960 Magic of the Mind 100
Malcolm Davison The One Handed Billet Switch
1960 Magic of the Mind 102
Harry Stanley, Otis Manning The O.M. Switch Box
Related to 1960 Magic of the Mind 107
Gerry Findler Lucky Bag numbers from one to twelve are put in a bag, named numbers are drawn by performer, egg bag with index
1960 Magic of the Mind 72
Henry Durkin Prediction #3,469,897 prediction of named card inside locked tube
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 47
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die unglaubliche Voraussage Jaks Billet Knife, loading a billet in an envelope
Related to 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 103
Charlie Miller The Great Billet Test spectator writes name on one of several billets, billet and word on it are divined
1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 38
James G. Thompson Jr. Five to One billets in hat, secret divination and reading
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 239
Dr. Stanley Jaks Billetdeux billet in glass, covered by handkerchief is divined
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 53
North Bigbee Secret of the Flame message in envelope, secret reading method, candle
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 41
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Puderdosentrick secret billet reading using powder case or compact
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 75
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Hutnadel billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 90
Robert A. Nelson Color Vision Outdone die with different colors placed in box, selected color is predicted, with Nelson Mental Gimic
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 13
Max Malini Billet Reading on toilet paper
1962 Malini and His Magic 76
Jack Ketch Private Reading No. 2 billet dropped in cigarette box with slit, secret reading
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 370) 308
Malcolm McCallum Cat's Eyes reading in the dark, method
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 46
U. F. Grant Idea for Switching Bulldog Clip
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 370) 308
David Hoy A Nervy Switcher billet switch, bull dog clip on a dowel, one on each end but apparently only one
Related toVariations 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 20
Ben Christopher Multiple Out Billet Slate four billets
Apr. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 30
Al Koran Birthday Card Trick birthday is divined, center tear
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 29
Al Koran Doodles psychometry with 6 spectators and papers
Variations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 67
Al Koran The Torn Centre center tear handling
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 32
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope is burnt, divination of word
1967 Between Two Minds 48
Ralph Gironda, Karl Fulves Notes from Underground two billets/spectators, see p. 241 for further reference
Mar. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 167
Unknown Basic Move 8 opening billet under arm-fold cover
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 185
David Hoy Hoy Deploy Q&A using gaffed matchbook to switch and steal billet, two methods
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 42
James G. Thompson Jr. Cards & Pellets "A Treatise" - Some Basic Moves
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
James G. Thompson Jr. Some History on Cards & Pellets effects, starting in 1920
Related to
  • reference by F. I. Geohegan on p. 230
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 184
Roy Fromer Reading Through a Brick thing put on hand, covered with brick, information divined
1969 HEX! 86
Stuart P. Cramer Implanted Thought chosen ESP card predicted on billet, using index on cards
Related to 1969 HEX! 4
C. C. Luther Mind Reading DeLuxe billets in box, then burnt, box to switch billets
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 4
Dai Vernon Mind Reading secret reading after center tear
1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 16
Milton Twin Echo geometric shape written on pad by first spectator, then a word by another, performer tears and burns both pieces, impression via sharp pencil, perhaps "D. Milton" (Fulves pseudonym)?
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 377
Art Spring Divining Cup numbered slips with information written by spectators in cup, performer divines contents, slips secretly burned via flash paper
Oct. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 367
Gene Nielsen Challenge Prediction subtleties for the Billet Pencil and locked-box
Inspired by 1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 28) 138
Jules Lenier Instant Fortune-Teller cold reading and answering one question, using cards
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 26) 127
Fredric Kolb Annemental reading message from sealed envelope
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 39) 191
G. W. Hunter The Gypsy Switch switching small item when wrapping it in handkerchief, for credits and sources see page 24
VariationsAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 5
David Kaput TimeCapsule ESP prediction, prediction in two part container
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 25) 123
Jesse J. Langston Jr. ESPecially for You prediction of chosen symbol, bulldog clip to switch billet
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 31) 152
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Eye of Alessini prediction of a country, in bull-dog clip, with small globe
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 60) 299
Max Lister Easy Message Reading alcohol to make envelope transparent
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 62
Paul Siegel Test of Lhasa word on billet is divined, burnt with a figurine and story presentation
1972 Doorway to Delusion 15
David Douglas Psychic Empathy different names of audience members are written on paper by performer, one is selected and divined, twist on old principle
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 58) 287
Sydney Bergson Non-Center Tear glimpsing content
Also published here 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 26
James G. Thompson Jr. Eye Spy spectator writes with lipstick on mirror, performer divines the information
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 491
James G. Thompson Jr. Third Eye window envelope handling, see p. 527 for idea by Bob Still
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 492
James G. Thompson Jr. Improved Question Reading envelopes
  • Part Two (shorter test with only three envelopes)
  • Part Three (as a two-person act)
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 494
James G. Thompson Jr. Strongest Thought five spectators write stuff on billets, secret instructions on what type of information to write on billet, sealed envelope reading method, chalk with razor blade
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 498
Paul Siegel Fantasy in Flame Q&A, billet burnt with pliers
1972 Doorway to Delusion 25
Paul Siegel Billet Switch with a tray
1972 Doorway to Delusion 15
Paul Siegel Tabagie pencil and paper are sealed into envelope, slogan of named cigarette brand appears on paper
1972 Doorway to Delusion 12
Karl Fulves Remembrance Of Things Past ESP signs design duplication with gaffed peek slate and paramnesia presentation, see also p. 690 for comment
Nov. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 683
Karl Fulves History on peek slates, see-through, electronic with light source
Nov. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 685
Raymond Hafler Clipboard Peek brief
Also published here
  • "Clipboard Peek" (Ray Hafler, M.U.M.)
Nov. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 685
Karl Fulves Remember Isis? divination of writing on pad, ring and glass sphere used in presentation, NCR paper, steel shim and magnet for impression device, writing stolen with magnet
Dec. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 691
Theodore Annemann Billet Switching see also p. 13 for credit information
Related toAlso published here 1973 Into the 4th Dimension... and Beyond 10
Al Mann Instant Mindreader
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 744
Robert Parrish Mysterious Casket borrowed unknown item put in wooden box and covered with paper bag, performer describes it
Variations Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 764
Robert Parrish Bull's Eye II spectator draws something on one of two slips of paper, both are mixed on table, performer divines the slip with writing and then its content
Inspired by Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 770
Dr. Barlow Wagman Blind Spot! reading method, in sealed envelope
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 112) 558
Karl Fulves Billet Switch with playing cards and paper clips
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 48
Karl Fulves Second Method billet switch with gaffed playing cards
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 49
Karl Fulves Rough Rider billet switch with cards and roughing fluid to switch billets
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 50
Robert Parrish Hat Pin Switch
Related to Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 773
Karl Fulves Mind Echo spectator writes memory on slip of paper which is torn and burnt, medium in other room divines it
Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 819
Stephen Minch The Lonely One card from the Major Arcana is predicted
1974 The Book of Thoth 20
Thomas Alan Waters Some Notes on the Use of Billets - Part 1
  • Hidden I See
  • The Unnatural Fold
  • The Switch
  • Materials
  • Accessories
  • Using the Notebook
  • The Untorn Center
  • Area of Writing
  • The Fold
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 93) 465
Thomas Alan Waters Some Notes on the Use of Billets - Part 2
  • The Tear
  • The Third Finger Provides the Pressure
  • Close-Up Routine No. One
  • 'Transmitter and Receiver'
  • Close-Up Routine No. Two
  • Addenda
  • For Office Workers
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 95) 475
Ray Waters Some Notes on the Use of Billets - Part 3
  • Forget the Mechanics
  • The Rectangular Fold
  • "Great Minds Think Alike"
  • Only One Move
  • Clean Up
  • "Wired Thought"
  • And More
  • Final Notes
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 97) 485
Karl Fulves The Folded Prophecy nail writer, through envelope, carbon paper
1975 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 412
Pierre L. O. A. Keeler Keeler's Baffling Slate Test theory by Al Mann
July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 982
Nathan Stark One-Man Private Readings q&a for one person, reading of index card in box
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 124) 617
Francis Carlyle Germain's Paper billet switch with pencil, unclear if by Germain or Jacques Remanaux
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 126
Theodore Annemann, Dr. Stanley Jaks Anneman's "Test of the Tiber"
Related to 1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 127
Anthony Raven Powers of the Unknown! billet with question of sitter is burnt and secretly read
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 128) 637
Philip T. Goldstein Your Choice one out of six prediction
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 3) 335
Jack Kent Tillar Impromptu Pseudo-Psychology slips of paper, several spectators write down pieces of information, all billets are correctly allocated, information of last billet is divined
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 155) 771
Karrell Fox The Shifting Sands of the Sahara white sand on tablet used as presentational ploy to read answer from spectator's palm impression
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox