138 entries in Paper / Paper Napkin / Table Napkin
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henry Gordien Card under the Napkin
1938 Greater Magic 224
Sam Leo Horowitz The Burning Table Cloth or Napkin using tube gimmick
1938 Greater Magic 590
E. Leslie May A Napkin Sewn comedy restoration with visible sewing lines
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 413
E. D. Wolff Impromptu Change Bag folded napkin
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 76) 503
Al Baker The Torn and Restored Paper Napking
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 264
Unknown Character Reading from the Teeth verbal gag in which spectators must bite onto napkin
1941 After the Dessert 16
Unknown Improvised Brassiere folding brassiere out of napkin
Also published here 1941 After the Dessert 17
Unknown Japanese Torn and Restored Napkins fake explanation
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 306
S.S. Henry Gaglet: Henry's Paper Switch getting rid of the torn napkin, when doing the torn and restored with fake explanation routine
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 30
Jean Hugard Hugard's Butterflies butterflies are torn from a napkin, then snow storm with butterflies done with fan and water
Also published here Aug. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 3) 9
Joe Berg Criss-Cross Paper Napkin napkin torn, torn pieces transpose with full pieces, full restoration
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 89
Jean Hugard The Patriotic Tissues three red, blue and white paper balls are put in three bags with the same colors, they rearrange themselves, so in each bag is on ball of each color, then they change into flowers with the corresponding colors
Nov. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 6) 79
R. C. Buff Paper Napkin Vanish
Related to 1945 My Best 157
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Flaming Napkin paper napkin bursts into flames, using only little flash paper
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 23
Frank Garcia Garcia's Grand two cards are found, with napkin and knife, reinvention of "The X-Ray Knife", see also p. 515
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 127) 509
Frank Kelly "I Dood It" napkin, with sucker explanation
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 22
Unknown Lemon Bug napkin moves eerie over table
Also published here 1949 Over the Coffee Cups 18
Unknown The Pyramid removing napkins between glasses
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 24
Jack Chanin From the Private Files of Chanin paper napkin bursts into flame and restores again, three variations
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 194) 774
Jack Yeager The Flying Match match is torn from matchbook, vanishes and appears under napkin
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 6
William Larsen Peek Stab with napkin
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 260) 1038
Dick Piser Flash on the Glass piece of paper napkin bursts in flames and vanishes
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 264) 1056
Jim Reneaux Tipped cigarette vanishes from burning napkin
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1100
Fay Smith Paper Tearing with a Color Change Tube
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 13
Karrell Fox Impromptu Zombie floating roll, fork
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 301) 3
Don Alan Bowl or Cup Load finish for benson bowl routine, paper napkin wrapped on bowl, production of handkerchiefs
Variations 1956 Pretty Sneaky 42
George Karger Ghost of the Morro Crab napkin moves over table, orange / lime under it
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 175
Bert Allerton The Jumping Flower paper napkin flower jumps from lapel to lapel, thread
Variations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 55
Karrell Fox Hocus-Focus picture of chosen cards appears on napkin, photography presentation
1960 Comedy a la Card 12
Hubert Lambert Phoenix Phantastique card is torn and put in napkin which is lighted, card it is reproduced in a flash
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 271
Unknown Switch with pockets while getting a lighter, similar to crossing the gaze
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 271
Logan "Dr. Zuko" Pritchett, Walter Zaney Blaney Letter to Don Tanner
  • idea for A.A. plastic glass
  • idea for napkin alternative by Walter Zaney Blaney
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 371) 312
Allessandro Torn and Restored Christmas Napkin Christmas themed
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 37
Arthur Setterington X-Ray Coins revelation of the dates on coins, when putting one reversed on the hand and watching through a napkin tube
1967 Stranger Mysteries 9
Horace E. Bennett Bennett's Boner torn and restored napkin in a cup, sucker element
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 22
Charles D. Smith Torn & Restored Napkin sucker element
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 98
Charlie Miller The Delicate Touch of Charlie Miller signed paper napkin transposes with matches in matchbox, using the DeLand fake
Related toAlso published here 1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 2) 7
Charlie Miller Miller Revisited
Related to 1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 11) 54
Gene Nielsen Coffee to Go filled coffee cup through table under napkin
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 17) 83
Billy McComb The Williamised Spider pips from deck vanish and appear on napkin
Related to 1972 I Did It My Way 2
Flip Hallema How to Do It? torn and restored napkin, with words on paper
1972 Fl!p Qu!k Tr!k Str!p 2
Charlie Miller Match Maneuvers signed napkin transposes with matches in matchbox
Related toAlso published here 1973 Close-up Cavalcade 107
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Tissue Teaser rolled-up tissue paper travels to second paper ball in spectator's hand, different colors
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 77) 382
Amedeo Vacca A Hole in One napkin torn into four pieces, one magically becomes burn hole
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 32
Unknown The Patriotic Paper Balls three containers and balls with different colors, travel from container to other container
1974 Tricks with Paper 6
Alan Shaxon Sucker Serviettes with sucker explanation and different colored napkin
1976 Practical Sorcery 30
Dr. J. Konstantin Garmisch Paper Mate as Garmish, torn and restored tissue, from tissue box
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 144) 718
Harry Lorayne Magic Breath torn and restored napkin, lap switch
1977 The Magic Book 289
Eric Meredith Invisible Salt Extraction salt pours from hands, shaker under napkin is then empty
Mar. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 33
John C. Wagner Torn and Restored Effects application of Charisma Change to Gypsy Thread, paper napkin, cigarette
1978 7 Secrets 52
Paul Harris, Daniel Cros Paper Chase napkin is torn into four pieces, matrix type assembly, restoration
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 87
Gene Cosnoski Beer Bottle Polka bottle vanishes underneath napkin
Sep. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 251
Slydini The Torn and Restored Napkin Corner with repeat phase
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 78
Karl Fulves Ethnic Rocket on the rocket paper napkin, see also p. 182
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 36) 142
Karl Fulves Crystal Clear No. 36, secret one-handed center tear with napkin as it is burned
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 57
George Kemp The Force manifestation of the force / ghost under handkerchief, impromptu
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 239) 1192
Al Schneider Bar-None paper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by Slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins
1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 96
Al Schneider Salt Shaker Switch with a napkin
1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 130
Mike Caveney Bent Spoons two spoons, one held wrapped in a napkin, the other one visibly
1981 Magicomedy 63
Unknown Strong Man Stunt No. 38, rolled up napkin can only be torn apart by performer
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 48
Stephen Tucker Status Quo torn and restored napkin, step by step restoration
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 7) 115
Jim Sutton, Tom Craven Poor Man's Pencil Thru' Quarter paper napkin cover
May 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 635
John Kennedy Watch coin vanishes and reappears beneath tables napkin, changes into wrist watch
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 43
Roy Baker "Catch the Cup" Gag, pretend to throw cup at spectator shouting "CATCH" when actually throw napkin
1983 Baker's Capers 10
Unknown Cup Lapping Switch cup for napkin
1983 Baker's Capers 10
Unknown Slide Under Vanish coin is flicked under napkin
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 225
Roy Cottee The Hole(y) Tearer routine with paper napkin
  • hole torn in center, torn out piece is smaller than hole
  • both rolled up and bigger ball vanishes when lit
  • match vanishes and found in smaller ball
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 115
Martin Gardner Impromptu Vanisher coin vanishes from paper napkin
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 2
John Carney Coin, Glass, and Napkin coin through glass, napkin-covered glass through table
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 264
Robert Bengel Flight Unseen three silver coins in napkin change place one by one with 3 copper coins
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 549
Karl Fulves Darkroom Effect No. 52, napkin moved from one one table leg to another in dark room
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 91
Howard Wurst Paper Money paper napkin torn up, pieces change into handful of dollar bills, getting rid of pieces via sleeving by Karl Fulves
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 4) 57
John Cornelius Torn & Restored Doodle convincer for torn and restored napkin
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 1) 18
Johnny Lindholm The Magic Napkin torn off pieces from a napkin change into coins
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 3) 4
Richard "Lu" Lista Shot Glass Salt Transpo salt vanishes from fist and reappears in shot glass that was wrapped in paper napkin
1987 Epoptica (Issue 9) 495
John Carney Predictable Surprise prediction on napkin is correct, selection travels under napkin
Inspired by 1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Carney Uncovered) 7
John Carney Coin, Glass and Napkin coin penetrates bottom of glass multiple times, then glass is covered and penetrates table
1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Carney Up Close) 1
Duraty The Little Cracker a cracker is eaten by spectator except for a piece, found restored in napkin
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 22
Karl Fulves, Fred Culpitt Decapitated Knot No. 47, paper napkin, knot torn off and restored
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 135
Karrell Fox "Center-Piece" Napkin Tear center of paper napkin torn out and restored
Inspired by
  • "Center-Tear" (Neil Foster)
1988 My Latest Book 34
David Williamson Beelzebub's Blade napkin ripped by knife, restores and knife vanishes
1989 Williamson's Wonders 83
Unknown Crumpled Shown to Simon by random guy in restaurant: Magician crumples up large napkin into a small ball the size of a pea
1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 101
Dan Harlan Starcle origami trick, hole is torn from a napkin, torn out piece is a star
Inspired byVariations 1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 1) 5
Steve Cohen Coins from Napkin three coins are produced from a paper napkin
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Gazzo Folding Knife knife is wrapped in handkerchief and vanishes
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3) 11
Michael Ammar, Tom Mullica, Doc Eason The Vanishing Napkin
1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 26
Michael Weber Atchoo sneezing hole in tissue
Also published here 1990 La Magie de Michael Weber 12
Doc Eason, Eric Mead Extra Starcle Perception ESP symbol divination mixed with Harlan's Starcle
Inspired by 1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 4) 8
John Carney Predictable Surprise prediction on napkin is correct, selection travels under napkin
1991 Carneycopia 11
John Carney Straggler all cards except selection penetrate napkin
1991 Carneycopia 15
John Carney Final Trace deck wrapped in napkin vanishes, napkin is burned and on arm name of card appears after rubbing of ashes
1991 Carneycopia 19
Michael Weber A Man for All Seasons rolled up napkin acts as a salt shaker, then pepper is produced and finally sugar from the same napkin
1991 Life Savers 21
Michael Weber Hot Production Item spoon penetrates napkin, then a glass/bottle appears, steal on table
1991 Life Savers 27
Unknown Spoon Through Napkin method normally with a coin
Inspired by 1991 Life Savers 27
Michael Weber Change of Seasons a salt and a pepper shaker are each covered with a napkin, then they transpose and finally fuse together to a shaker which is filled with half salt / half pepper
Related to 1991 Life Savers 31
Michael Weber Satan's Serviette impromptu Devil's Handkerchief with paper napkin
1991 Life Savers 84
Michael Weber Atchoo sneezing hole in tissue
Also published here 1991 Lecture Collection 7
Paul Gertner The Vanishing Card Stab wrapped in paper napkin and stabbed with knife, deck vanishes as climax
1994 Steel and Silver 103
Charles T. Jordan Jordan Paper Tearing torn and restored tissue, one starts on top of the other
Also published here
  • Thayer's Magical Bulletin
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 79
Chad Long Predic-storation prediction on napkin with pen through it, prediction comes true and napkin restored, Cornelius' "Pen Through Anything"
1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume Two 13
Chad Long The Vanishing Pen ... Through Anything! pen vanishes in napkin, using Cornelius' "Pen Through Anything"
1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume Two 15
Scott Wells Can't Ketchup Ketchup bottle put on table and covered with napkin, then it shrinks to a miniature bottle
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 2) 4
Karrell Fox Fantom Fire performer can make paper napkin flash when touched with cigarette, spectators cannot
1995 Much Ado About Something 26
Paul Harris, Daniel Cros Paper Chase napkin is torn into four pieces, matrix type assembly, restoration
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 211
John Kennedy Flutter coin and paper napkin change places from hand to mouth
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 299
Michael Skinner, R. C. Buff The Trash Compactor torn off corner
Inspired by 1996 Classic Sampler 68
Ken Krenzel Under Wraps performer knows position of selection in shuffled deck, wrapped in a napkin, deck switch, memorized deck
1997 Ingenuities 168
Ken Krenzel Wrap Switch as deck is wrapped in napkin at table edge
1997 Ingenuities 170
Bert Allerton, Ken Krenzel Stabbing to Any Named Card deck wrapped in napkin
1997 Ingenuities 173
Scott Wells Scott's Well knife through paper napkin
1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 65) 1314
Bruce Cervon The Sub-Mariner Cards Ace to Three through paper or napkin
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 115
Unknown Penny-Trate coin through tissue napkin
Related to
  • Quaker Oats magic booklet
1998 Underworld (Issue 7) 90
Martin Gardner Two Stunts
  • "Bronx cheer effect" with tv screen
  • tissue around end of tube, filled with salt, tissue cannot be broken
  • affecting television screen with magnet
1998 Underworld (Issue 7) 95
Karl Fulves Clink! "Unsolved Mysteries"
napkins in brandy glass change audibly and visibly to ice cubes à la egg on fan, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 233
Barrie Richardson Mental Motor paper napkin unfolds by itself
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1991
1999 Theater of the Mind 57
Chuck Smith On A Tear general comments on the "Sucker Torn and Restored Napkin", followed by several handlings
2000 Why Not? 9
Chuck Smith Torn and Restored Napkin Opening sucker
2000 Why Not? 9
Simon Lovell Twisted Roses making a rose out of paper napkin
2000 Son of Simon Says! 157
Eric Mead Bar Flight three quarters, two travel to underneath napkin, the last one visibly on top
Also published here 2003 Collexion 15
Jay Sankey, David Acer Uppity Deck on table covered by napkin, deck begins floating ala Zombie Ball, then deck vanishes, leaving only the selected card
2004 Random Acts of Magic 46
Eric Mead Bar Flight three quarters, two travel to underneath napkin, the last one visibly on top
Also published here 2006 Tangled Web 52
Christoph Borer Die Geisterschrift
  • Das Verbrennen der Serviette (burning the napkin)
  • Schmutz (dirt)
  • Wo kann das Symbol aufgetragen werden? (where to put on the symbol?)
  • Wie soll das Symbol erscheinen? (who should the symbol appear?)
  • Wo ist die Geisterschrift vorführbar? ( where to perform the ashes on arm?)
  • Was passiert, wenn das Symbol gar nicht, oder zu schwach erschein? (trouble shooting)
2007 Die Geisterschrift 8
Christoph Borer Ein Wunder mit Spielkarten two selection, first is revealed by tearing a paper napkin into shape of card, then napkin is burnt and ashes on arm to reveal second selection
2007 Die Geisterschrift 22
Patrick Martin Dreams in Barcelona paper moth torn from napkin moves in glass, is burnt, and napkin shown restored
Related to May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 65
Sveroni Ach, so geht das! torn and restored paper with fake explanation
2009 ... oder so! 17
Karl Fulves Zombie For Kids rolled up paper napkin clings to hand
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 550
Al Schneider Sly Napkins paper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by Slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins
2011 Al Schneider Magic 226
Patrick Page A Tissue of...? gag for torn and restored tissue paper
2011 Magic Page by Page 288
Patrick Page Bloomer? gag for torn and restores tissue paper, with two different colors
2011 Magic Page by Page 295
John Carney Creepy Crawly Creature napkin moves eerie over table
Also published here 2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 32
Unknown Indestructible Napkin knife through handkerchief
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 52
Axel Hecklau Die Papierrose folding a rose from paper napkin / tissue paper
2013 Evolution 24
David Corsaro Can I Call You Sometime Spectator-shuffled deck of cards produces the phone number of a fictional female chosen by an audience member from twenty-seven different fictional females whose names are written on napkins.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 27
Steve Beam Draw Poker magician forms a bag with a napkin and drops a deck of card inside. He asks for poker hand. He not only removes that hand from then napkin, but the highest version of that hand.
  • Plumber's Helper
  • Pocket Clutter
  • Pocket Stack
  • Pocket Stack II
  • Straight to the Straight
  • Indirectly to the Straight
  • Manure is Not Art?
  • Extending the Stack
  • Back to the Hank
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 173
Steve Beam Bag Lady Magician introduces a napkin folded into a bag and hands it to a lady. He asks someone in the audience to call out a poker hand. He produces that hand from the napkin and claims it is otherwise empty. He proves it by showing the cards that remain are blank on both sides.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 179
Roberto Giobbi Trick & Practice for Restaurant Magic card of selection appears on napkin
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 6) 225
Jon Allen ST&R Torn and restored napkin, happens in both your hands and spectator's hands. Inspired by a Paul Daniels Linking Rings routine and Paperballs over Head
2017 The Interrobang Lecture 7
"Joro" Bruno Hennig Joros Serviettenzerreissen torn and restored napkin, with fake explanation
Also published here
  • "Joros Serviettenzerreissen" in "Das Joro-Buch" 1993.
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