71 entries in Paper / Envelopes / Switching the Envelope
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Spirit Envelope three selections, slip of paper with their names appears in previously empty envelope
1897 New Era Card Tricks 173
Unknown Two Vanished Handkerchiefs Reproduced from a Nest of Three Envelopes spectator seals nest of envelope, two handkerchiefs vanish and reappear inside, one in each, loading envelopes behind and taking out inner envelope from behind
1903 Later Magic 294
Unknown Das mysteriöse Couvert envelope hangs on stage, answers to questions appear inside, switch on tray, black art
Nov. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11) 172
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Telepathisches Kontrollsystem. No. 16, playing card is selected and placed inside a book, on blank piece of paper sealed inside an envelope, name of card and page number appears
1926 Magische Miniaturen 54
Franklin M. Chapman Cocktail Pix cocktail picks with different colors are put in four envelopes, colors are divined behind back
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 4) 2
Unknown, Al Baker Nested Envelopes Switch
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 67) 465
Unknown Envelope Switch double lift
1939 Scots Magic 6
Eddie Clever Master of Will three cards in three envelopes, same cards are selected from other deck and were predicted
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 6) 1
Unknown Envelope Switch flapless with stack of envelopes, similar to Alan Shaxon's envelope switch
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4) 18
Dr. Richard Rowe Envelopes Switch using tablet
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 44
Al Baker The Flapless Envelope Switch
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 164
Unknown Envelope Switch flapless, with stack of envelopes
1941 Our Mysteries 30
Alban's L'écriture de la parole named words appear on paper in envelope, presentation apparently using modern technique, wires etc.
June 1941 La Baguette Magique (Issue 6) 7
James F. Herpick Envelope Switch
VariationsAlso published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 74
Fredric Kolb Envelope Switch and Peek
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 10
Unknown Envelope Switch flap removed, similar to Alan Shaxon's envelope switch
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 42
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley It's A Small World spectator marks any place on a globe, prediction, envelope switch behind chair
Variations 1947 Gems of Mental Magic 9
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 306
Unknown Flapless Envelope Switch
1951 Mind Reader's Digest 13
Don Tanner Trio Plus One four selections in four envelopes, fifth card torn and pieces put in fifth envelope, when spectators open their envelopes they find a piece and the selections are all together in the fifth envelope
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 288) 1151
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Phantom Sticker envelope switch, method to transfer sticker from envelope to envelope
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 131
Gustl Schieb Mein Tituba Trick pegasus page from chosen magazine, to nest of envelopes which were checked before
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 3) 300
Tony Corinda (10) The Switch and the Force general comments, envelope, billet and cards
1958 Predictions 95
Tony Corinda The Bare Hand Envelope Switch switching two visible envelopes, one for the other
1958 Predictions 97
Tony Corinda (7) Switching of Envelopes
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 347
Edward Victor Papperclipped Envelope Switch
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 259
Tony Cole Duo Flight three blank cards, geometric shape drawn on center one and those placed in envelope, same procedure with written name and second envelope, transposition, gaffed envelopes, see also p. 402 for suggestion by Robert Byrne
Dec. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 389
Paul Siegel Envelope Switch
1972 Doorway to Delusion 17
Roy Johnson Cookhill a la O.T.L.!!! card transposition in signed envelopes
Related to 1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 74) 367
Al Mann The Griffin Envelope Switch switching two signed envelopes secretly with stack, used for prediction in which spectator's billet is used as actual prediction
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 741
Al Mann Instant Mindreader
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 744
Barrie Richardson Thoughts In Transit spectator draws a figure and a number, both are sealed in envelopes, magician reveals both and the original also travel into an other envelope
May 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 260
Al Mann The Mounds of Ishtar four cards selected and put in four envelopes are divined, flap envelope
1976 The Third Ecstasy 17
Al Mann The Voice from the Abyss chosen card or word appears on a blank paper sealed in a signed envelope, Abyss envelope
1977 The Sibylline Messages 7
Al Mann The Legal Tenders serial number is divined, with Abyss envelope
1977 The Sibylline Messages 8
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger The Ghost of the Unborn two envelopes, spectator can chose one and a word from a book, word is predicted in envelope, in other envelope is prediction which envelope will be chosen
1977 Of Words and Wizards 1
Erwin Schussel Sonic Sight spectator seals bill in envelope before the show
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 194) 969
Al Mann, Mr. Zodiac A Bonus - Through the Threshold spectator writes question on a business card, which is then sealed, question is divined / answered
1978 The Tesseract 21
Al Mann The Circean Vessels flapless envelope switch, same as Shaxon envelope switch
1978 The Tesseract 22
Karrell Fox "Pro"-Diction prediction envelope switched with newspaper
1979 Another Book 157
Al Mann The Essence of Thought Q&A with one sitter, with envelopes
Inspired by 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 1
Al Mann The Circean Vessels flapless envelope switch
1982 Of Gifts and Talents 2
Al Mann Threshold Three one person reading, knowing what is written on card, spectator gets two envelopes one with his card and one with message from performer, with variation
Inspired by
  • "The Threshold of Miracle" in "Sensational Mentalism, Part II"
1982 Of Gifts and Talents 4
Unknown Switch with Stack of Envelope
1982 Creditable Conjuring 7
Joseph Dunninger A Medium at Work envelope switch for Q&A
1983 Master Billet Tests 9
Al Mann Envelope Switch two versions
1983 Master Billet Tests 10
Robert Cassidy Final Version: The Three Envelope Test name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined
Related to 1984 The Art of Mentalism 25
Unknown Flapless Envelope Switch
1984 The Art of Mentalism 26
Robert Cassidy Postscript to the Three Envelope Test moveless version of Final Version: The Three Envelope Test
Related to 1984 The Art of Mentalism 33
Unknown Switching Stack flapless envelope, switching several in a row
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 43
James F. Herpick Envelope Switch
Also published here 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 73
Alexander de Cova Der Mandragones Umschlag envelope in clear plastic bag used to switch items
Inspired by
  • "Perfect Match" (Larry White)
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 83
Unknown Flapless Envelope Switch
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 15
Roy Johnson, Mark Leveridge Envelope Stack to switch something
Inspired by
  • "Flawless" (Roy Johnson, Third Dimension)
1992 Magic with Credit Cards 8
Unknown Envelope Switch with stack of envelopes
1992 Magic with Credit Cards 44
Basil Horwitz Fingertip Prediction three blue-backed cards are sealed in an envelope, three red-backed card chosen by spectators, they match
1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 3 55
Alan Shaxon Shaxon Envelope
1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 3 55
Rudolf Braunmüller Der Umschlag-Stapel-Austausch about switching with a stack of envelopes, see following items
July 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4&5) 186
Roy Johnson Der Tadellos-Umschlag with stack of envelopes
July 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4&5) 186
Alan Shaxon Die Alan Shaxon Verbesserung with stack of envelopes
July 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4&5) 188
Mike Gancia Der Info-Umschlag with stack of envelopes
July 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4&5) 189
Ronald B. Edwards Der Schnell-Umtausch with stack of envelopes
July 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4&5) 191
George G. Kaplan Der Groß-Umschlag switching method for large envelopes
Nov. 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 1) 20
Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined, technical variation of routine in The Art of Mentalism
Related toVariations 1995 The Art of Mentalism 2 21
Basil Horwitz Ultimate Challenge Thought and Clairvoyance performer writes date of birth, favorite color and hobby on card and selects a card with a word, all is divined by performer, envelope switch
Related to 1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 4 38
Darwin Ortiz Envelope Switch Himber Wallet
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 204
Neil Tobin, Larry Becker, Ted Lesley The Big Game bill is located among several envelopes and serial number is divined, using the Teleport Envelope
Inspired by 2003 2003 U.S. Master Class Notes 23
Wolfgang Moser Kuvertaustausch envelope switch, using the "trouser-leg-servante"
2011 Kreationen 31
Barrie Richardson Envelope Switch palm switch
2011 Curtain Call 10
Barrie Richardson Daley's Delight Switch Variation with envelopes
2011 Curtain Call 191
Colin McLeod Devil-May-Care mailed prediction contains two envelopes, one predicts which one spectator will select and the other predicts first couple of word of newspaper
Inspired by
  • Bruce Bernstein's "A Sporting Prediction" in "Perception is Reality"
2014 Divine 148