123 entries in Candle
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 To Put a Candle under Water, a-light, without its going out. diving bell principle
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 59
Unknown The Handkerchief that will not Burn passed through flame without harm
1876 Modern Magic 237
Unknown The Handkerchief cut up, burnt, and finally found in a Candle with assistant
1876 Modern Magic 249
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Vanishing Pocket Handkerchief, found in a Candle borrowed handkerchief burned, then inside candle
1876 Modern Magic 470
Unknown A Card found in a Candle two methods (fake or ordinary candle)
1889 Tricks with Cards 189
Unknown The Card in the Candle card appears on top of candle
1889 Tricks with Cards 239
Unknown To Produce Coins from a Lighted Candle mechanical candle which holds coins
1890 More Magic 157
Professor Hoffmann The Vanishing Pocket-handkerchief found in a Candle "New Method", with phase in which borrowed handkerchief shrinks in two phases
1890 More Magic 221
Unknown Handkerchief to Candle mechanical candle
1890 More Magic 230
Unknown To Produce Eggs from the Flame of a Candle four eggs
1890 More Magic 340
Unknown The Card in the Candle torn-up card fired with pistol on candle, card appears on top of candle
1890 More Magic 421
Unknown Candle-Lighting extraordinary candle lighted by going over it with hand
1890 More Magic 355
Unknown The Obedient Candle candle extinguishes and relights itself at pleasure
1890 More Magic 358
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter No. 3, flame of candle changes into selection
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 66
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering questions, "Teosophische Gesellschaft", self-lighting candles after they are extinguished
July 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 112
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter card appears in flame of candle
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 187
J. Marcellin Die Vermehrung der Kerzen multiple candles are split into two
Mar. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 3) 40
H. F. C. Suhr Das wandernde Licht oder Verschwinden und Erscheinen candle wrapped in paper, crumpled up, candle rises out of bottle, then ignites by itself, wine poured from bottle
Jan. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 70
Unknown Das Lichtanzünden "by K. B.", chemical
Feb. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 90
Unknown Der Lichtanzünder "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
gimmicks to light a candle
Related toVariations Apr. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 8) 113
Unknown Der Lichtanzünder "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
gimmicks to light a candle, part two
Related to May 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 129
Unknown Der Zauberstab zum Lichtanzünden "after Ludwig P., Vienna", wand to light candles
Sep. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 141
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Licht dans Séances oder "mehr Licht" No. 3, candle blown out and lit again with only the fingers, repeat, hidden flame gimmick in hand or chemical method
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 20
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, recipe for glowing paint, chemical way to ignite candles in a hat, "die dressierte Fliege"
Related to Apr. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4) 64
Josef Löffler Ein Kerzen-Manöver manipulative vanish and reproduction of candle, using rubber band around finger for no-palm concealment
Apr. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 59
Unknown Zum Elektrisierten Spazierstock clarifying illustration for the effect
Related to Feb. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 2) 30
Carl Willmann Leuchter und Würfel "Ein Entree-Kunststück"
candle with stand appears from large die
Aug. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 8) 119
Ernst Ehrhardt Das Licht im Portemonnaie candle vanishes in paper and reappears in purse
Oct. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 10) 153
Unknown Coin in Card, Paper in Candle Trick marked coin travels into card, piece of paper into candle
Related to 1902 The Modern Conjurer 249
Unknown The Safety Reading Lamp non-magic tip
1902 The Modern Conjurer 289
Unknown Cardboard Figures Blow Out and Light a Candle non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 306
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XIII. Variatio Delectat 1. Feuer in den Fingerspitzen (flame of candle is ignited again with fingers)
2. Kerzen-Metamorphose (candle transforms into silk, wrapped in paper)
3. Wanderschaft (Tuch- und Teller-Kunststück) (silk vanishes and appears under plate)
4. Das Chamäleon-Tuch (silk changes color inside tube)
5. Das verschwindende Seidentuch (silk vanishes in paper cone)
1902 Moderne Magie 140
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 3. Der Lichtanzünder transferring flame from candle to candle, held with the fingertips, special gimmick
1902 Moderne Magie 58
Arthur Lokesch Das Verschwinden eines brennenden Stearinlichtes
Sep. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9) 136
Buatier de Kolta Reproduction from a Candle
  • Buatier de Kolta's Method
and other methods
1903 Later Magic 299
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht I. card appears at top of candle
Related to Apr. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 50
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht II. card appears at top of candle
Related to May 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 68
Carl Willmann Eine Reichsmark auf Reisen "Ein niedliches Handkunststück", question written on paper and cut in two, marked coin wrapped inside on half, vanishes in flash, coin reappears under previously selected, rolled up (to a tube) and tabled card, other half of billet reappears inside candle
Oct. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 10) 151
Unknown Gegenstände aus dem "Weltausstellungs-Cylinder", "Carmens Tamburin" etc. aquarium that folds up, chandelier that folds up
Feb. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 2) 31
Major Ferber Das sich vermehrende Licht routine with candle shells, multiplying candles
Feb. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2) 22
Geo Welli Ein neuer Lichtanzünder gimmick to light a candle, made from coin so gimmick is produced as finale
Inspired by Feb. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 3) 39
Unknown The Valladon Cards on Glass cards adhere to sheet of glass, spectator shoots on glass but candle goes out, performer shoots and all cards drop except selections
1909 The Art of Magic 235
Carl Anderson, William G. Edwards Tricks of the Trade compilation of tips on:
1. painting metal
2. glueing cloth
3. table tops
4. painting tables
5. table tops
6. "Anderson Inlaid Top"
7. silk handkerchief quality
8. sheet brass
9. soft & hard brass
10. velvet
11. brass tubing
12. "lighted candle from pocket"
13. candle oil
14. servante for glass of water
15. thread
16. wax
1909 The Art of Magic 289
L'Homme Masqué Magically Lighting a Candle or Cigarette gimmick on ring
1909 The Art of Magic 333
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die drei Kräfte three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 196
Joseph Michael Hartz Card, Coin and Candle coin wrapped in paper vanishes, reappears in chosen card, piece of paper into piece of candle
Related toAlso published here 1911 Later Magic 686
Joseph Michael Hartz Card, Coin and Candle coin wrapped in paper vanishes, reappears in chosen card, piece of paper into piece of candle
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 145
Albert Fellows, Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 90
Oswald Rae Candle and Bouquet two candles covered with tubes, transform into flower bouquets, one vanishes in the hands
1929 More Practical Patter 28
L. Vosburgh Lyons Prophecy Plus colored handkerchief and candle are chosen and predicted, see page 172 for improvement
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 122
Theodore Annemann Candle Interlude
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 126
Martin Sunshine Candle to Drink
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 97
Unknown Fire-Eating routine with assistant and some byplay, relighting candle, candle bit off, smoke out of mouth, pole and ribbons from mouth, umbrella production
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 107
Unknown The Divination Candles four candles, one is put in tube, performer divines it
1938 Greater Magic 856
Unknown Candle Shells tip
1938 Greater Magic 875
Franklin M. Chapman Itzariot! Candle Tube routine, with handkerchief
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 1) 2
Georges Poulleau Transmigration of a Silk and a Candle candle in metal tube, silk vanishes, silk in tube, candle lighted from pocket
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 64
Unknown Light Candle Production from pocket
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 351
Unknown The Silk and the Flame candle silk transposition
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 350
Unknown The Candle, the Silk, and the Paper Tube silk and candle transposition
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 356
Tom Sellers Rising and Revolving Candle thread
1942 That's Good! 18
Tom Sellers Borrowed Note in Candle gimmicked knife
1943 Magical Mixture 16
Tom Sellers Night-Cap candle vanishes, reappears lighted from pocket
1943 Magical Mixture 29
Joseph Ovette Candle and Fan candle under silk changes into fan, which vanished in performer's hands
1944 Tricks and Illusionettes 29
Jean Hugard Silk Production from Candle Flame silk production, with gimmick
Feb. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 9) 102
R. J. Cooper Wand Shells, Candle Shells etc. how to build shells
Mar. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 10) 109
Jean Hugard Lighting a Candle Magically portion of flame is carried with bare hands to light another candle
Feb. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 9) 102
Laurie Ireland A Dollar Bill in Candle Effect in chosen candle
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 12
Arthur C. Nelson Nelson's Candle Trick "Sacred Candle of India", candle vanishes wrapped in paper and appears in tube
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 15
Unknown The Comedy of Errors transposition of a candle and a handkerchief plus a mind reading gag
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 313
Don Tanner Candle Silk Transposition
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 6
Hen Fetsch Magical Business
  • Buzz Watch (gag by Ed Heyel)
  • Dad Betcha (tearing a paper in half 9 times)
  • Plate Break (biting a plate)
  • Candle Out (blowing a candle out through sleeve, gimmicked)
  • Three Links (producing bottle from three linked rings)
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 34
B. J. McGory B. J. McGory Idea using Grant's Candle Lite to visualise a traveling/transposition effect, the flame goes out on one candle and on on the other
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
Malcolm McCallum A Self Lighting Candle
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 10
Richard Himber, Karrell Fox Candlerama ideas for Himber's Eternal Light, candle relighting itself
  • Directions for Himber's Eternal Light
  • Light Race
  • Liberace
  • Happy Birthday
  • Flight of Light
  • Candle and Match Combination
  • Truth Candle
  • Karrell Fox
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 49
Louis Tannen Idea for Himber's Eternal Light
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 60
Leonard Austin Triple Transportation transposition with candle, silk and fan, in envelopes and tube
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 19
Oran Bailey Dent Candliquo candle is rolled in paper and transforms onto liquid
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 34
Allessandro A Cigarette Routine cigarettes are produced, then removing flame from candle and vanishing candle with handkerchief
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 13
Tony Corinda (13) The Spirit Candles three candles go out one by one
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 283
Bert Douglas Safety Magic series of tricks / presentations about safety and accident prevention
  • A Safety Introduction
  • The ABC of Safety (paper cutting routine)
  • Think (ABC card manipulation)
  • Don't Take Chances (Brent's Bill to Matches & Atomic Candle Trick)
  • How Come? (Blow book)
  • We All Do Crazy Things - Sometimes (Milk Pitcher routine)
  • Safety Begins at Home (Multiplying Thimble)
  • Don't Gamble with Safety (Die Box)
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 21
Piet Forton The Popokatepetlpaper Produce dollar bill with flash paper
Also published here 1967 Piet Forton Lecture Notes 7
Piet Forton Popokatepetl-Paper production of dollar bill with flash paper, burning candle from inside the coat
Also published here 1968 Piet Forton Seminar 6
Sam Lebeoff A Canticle candle does not extinguish underneath glass, but when it is removed
Jan. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 233
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Color Changing Candle colors of handkerchief and candle transpose, apparatus
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 76
Juan Tamariz Los Viajes de la Vela y el Pañuelo candle vanishes from newspaper and handkerchief is found on its place, candle is produced from jacket
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 68
Jan Torell A Hint for the Multiplying Candles
Also published here 1975 Magic by Jan Torell 28
Donald Holmes The Tea Chests of Wang Foo handkerchiefs vanish and appear inside candle, then placed inside one of three chests, covered with a tube and handkerchiefs travel from chest to chest
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 235
Van Cleve Curse of Darkness "Curiosities"
candle is lighted, flame shrinks to glow and expands again
Also published here
  • "Curse of Darkness" (Van Cleve, Weird Magic)
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1211
Brenda Bell, Book, and... Brenda! turning key, self extinguishing candle and Ball from Plate for two people, using assistant on stage
Inspired by 1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 270) 1347
Bob Fitch The Vanishing Candle "Extras - Variations - 16)"
1980 Topit Again & Again 9
Mike Caveney Tearable Times lighted candle appears from rolled up newspaper, newspaper is then torn, partially burnt and finally restored again
1981 Magicomedy 85
Thomas Alan Waters Candelabra Quantimental stand with candles
Related to
  • Eric Lewis' "Whosgotwot Plus One" in "The Crowning Miracles" p. 203
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 288
Jan Torell Ein Tip für die Multiplying Candles
Also published here 1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 42
Eugene Burger Spirit Candle in the Bottle wand in the bottle with a candle
1987 The Performance of Close-Up Magic 83
John Kennedy Haunted Candle Flame candle flame travels around
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8) 18
Fantasio Die schwebende und sich verwandelnde Kerze candle floats inside a tube and transforms into handkerchief
1988 Fantasio 15
Fantasio Die erscheinende und verschwindende Kerze candle appears and disappears under handkerchief
1988 Fantasio 28
Fantasio Kerze zu Tuch mit klarer Handhabung candle transforms into silk
1988 Fantasio 12
Fantasio Kerze zu Tuch zu Stock candle transforms into handkerchief and later into cane
1988 Fantasio 37
Fantasio Die wirklich verschwindende Kerze candle vanishes under handkerchief
1988 Fantasio 24
Fantasio Arretierung einer auseinandergezogenen Kerze locking mechanism for vanishing candle
1988 Fantasio 35
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 3 hinged thumb tip, insides look like candles, or rolled dollar bill, for clean vanish
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 47
David Garrard Candle Appearance in a flash
May 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 5) 2218
Fantasio Das Challenger Gimmick method for locking a vanishing cane or candle without extra props
1995 Fantasio 6
Fantasio Die Challenger Kerze vanishing candle, with challenger preparation
1995 Fantasio 11
Christoph Borer Feuer und Tod cards in front of burning candles, candle with dead person in front extinguishes
Also published here 1997 Seminar 1997 7
Karl Fulves Blow Out "Unsolved Mysteries"
candle in glass, lit candle outside, blowed on glass, outside candle goes out and other one is now lit, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 268
Bobby Bernard Utility Altar Light transposition of flames of flame from candle to candle, with glasses
Inspired by
  • Gen Grant's "Altar Light"
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 10) 6
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle
Also published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
Juan Mayoral Aparición Mágica de un Bastón fireball from candle in which a cane is produced, and then a handkerchief
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 324
Al Baker The Flying Candle from paper cone to coat pocket where it is produced lighted
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 633
Christoph Borer Feuer und Tod cards in front of burning candles, candle with dead person in front extinguishes
Also published here 2006 Compilation 137
Tom Stone Light Stretching production of Fantasio Appearing Candle
2010 Vortex 188
Patrick Page Topsy Turvey Candle burning candle in tube turns over
2011 Magic Page by Page 246
Patrick Page A Flaming Candle fake candle gag
2011 Magic Page by Page 285
Roy Benson See the Pretty Thing candle changes to feather, feather thrown on floor and lands with loud clang
2011 Magic Page by Page 289
Patrick Page OOOOOOOHH! candle and flash paper, gag
2011 Magic Page by Page 293
Joaquín Matas Aparición "Flash" production of a large envelope or similar object in a flash, with candle
2016 A Fuego Lento — Volumen II 181
Vanni Bossi Chink-a-Flame chink-a-chink with lit candles, only effect described
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 18
Christoph Borer Die echte Hexe five wooden pawns behind five candles, fire of candle in front of chosen pawn goes out, prediction on pawn
2018 Mentale Notizen 120
Mike Helmer Pocket Forge "Fathom -- Unsolved Problem"
sealing wax sticks with metallic colors used to stamp wax onto paper, the seals become actual coins, posed as a problem
Inspired by
  • "Melt Down" (Joe Rindfleisch, Labyrinth #7, p. 24)
2019 Alarum (Issue 2 (Winter #1)) 4