541 entries in Hand Gimmicks
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown The Hand Box, for Vanishing a Handkerchief secret container attached to hand
Related to Modern Magic 263
Buatier de Kolta Another bare-armed Vanish
Related to More Magic 213
Unknown A Hat with a Hole in it
  • The Finger through the Hat
  • The Cork through the Hat
  • The Coin through the Hat
  • The Cigar through the Hat
More Magic 306
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger about the fake finger, vanishing and appearing silk application, also with tip of finger removable, flower production application
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 94
Unknown Abenteuer eines Eies und Irrfahrten eines Tuches by "E. C. from Munich", longer routine with egg, egg cup, glass, silk and candle
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 21
Unknown Das Tuch auf Reisen silk appears and vanishes in bare hands
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Prof. Carlo Arminio Das Färben von Glaskugeln color changing glass spheres/balls, chemical, finger tips with holes in the tip
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 184
Unknown Die Blechattrappe "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
container with lids sticking out to hold it between fingers behind hand
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 81
Carl Willmann Das Erscheinen eines Tuches in freier Hand long article on different methods to produce silks in the bare hands, with hand container gimmicks, also body loads with loops
Related to
  • Willmann's Salon-Magie, p. 81
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4) 57
Unknown The New Rising Cards From The Hand fake finger
Related to New Era Card Tricks 202
Unknown Der Papierfinger false finger made from tissue paper for silk production, crumpled up at the end
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 10
Carl Willmann Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)
Related toVariations Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 152
Unknown Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)
Related toVariations Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 14
Unknown Die Handschale oder Muschel "Einige Hilfsmittel der Magie"
flesh-colored attachment over palm of hand to hide silks, spring flowers, ...
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 65
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on the third hand
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 6) 95
Carl Willmann Der Kartensteiger in der Hand first finger pushes up card, fake finger, all fingers apparently visible
Inspired by Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 53
Unknown Fragekasten zur "Pythagoras Hand" thoughts on the third hand gimmick
Inspired by Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 12) 192
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer brennenden Petroleum-Lampe vanishing lit petroleum candle, using a fake strapped-on arm
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 104
Unknown Die Spinne container gimmick between fingers that can pivot in front of or behind the fingers
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 89
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Metamorphose eines Tuches No. 44, silk produced, changes into ribbon, then into small silks, they vanish and reappear inside an egg
Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 120
Wilhelm Meves Zum "Pythagoras-Wunder" stick with pivot joint in the middle in top of silk
Inspired by Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 10) 152
Carl Willmann Der künstliche Finger triangle finger attachment with bigger loading chamber, American origin
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 41
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Ein neuer Münzentrick folding coin in fake finger, credit information
Related to
  • "New Coin Production from Bare Hands" (T. Nelson Downs, Modern Coin Manipulation, 1900, p. 130)
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 38
Carl Willmann Das Hervorbringen einer beliebigen Anzahl Tücher many silks produced from one small silk
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9) 134
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 1. Der Verschwindungsapparat für Tücher methods to vanish silks, pulls, holdouts and false finger gimmick
Moderne Magie 55
Buatier de Kolta Die Wanderung der Tücher six different-colored silks vanish, first two, then three, then last one
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12) 183
Hamley Brothers, Unknown The False Finger (The Magical Production of Handkerchiefs)
different constructions
Later Magic 209
Unknown The Hand-Box secret container attached to hand
Related to Later Magic 218
Unknown The Cache flesh-colored ball, thumbs can stick into holes for manipulation
Later Magic 219
Professor Hoffmann A Simple Appliance for Handkerchief Multiplication
Later Magic 228
Unknown Handkerchief Multiplication on a Larger Scale strategies to produce many silks
Later Magic 232
Mr. Stillwell Stillwell's Handkerchief Act
Later Magic 234
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, Ellis Stanyon Various Methods of Colour-Changing
  • The Conradi Tube
  • Sundry Appliances for Colour-Changing
Related to Later Magic 242
Unknown The Brass Tube, with Sliding Cup, for Colour-Changing Tricks
Later Magic 260
Unknown A New Handkerchief Vanisher
Related to Later Magic 269
August Roterberg Roterberg's Vanisher, and Passes Therewith
Later Magic 270
C. O. Williams Another Method of Using the Vanisher container gimmicks
Later Magic 273
Maurice Garland A Postscript
  • Handkerchief to Egg with ping-pong ball
  • Silk & Egg shown, silk vanishes
Later Magic 345
Unknown The Finger Shell and False Palm
Later Magic 215
Ching Ling Foo Finger Shell shell between two fingers
Later Magic 475
Joseph Michael Hartz The False Thumb
Later Magic 214
Hugo Wohlers Ein japanischer Reistrick loose rice vanishes in hand, secret purse container with spring-powered opening
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 155
Unknown Neuestes Flaggen-Manöver two silks and small flag appear, silks put in glass, flag vanishes again and reappears between the two silks in glass, false finger and pull
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 92
Unknown The Vanishing Rice rice vanishes between hands, flesh-colored bag
Also published here Later Magic 566
Unknown The Vanishing Rice rice vanishes between hands, flesh-colored bag
Also published here Magical Titbits 11
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Mysteriöse Reparatur. No. 14, torn and restored paper ribbon, two methods
I. Amerikanische Methode
II. Chinesische Methode
Magische Miniaturen 47
Laurie Ireland Come and Go Silk Gimmick metal ball type gimmick
Ireland Writes a Book 10
Lu Brent Your Tips Thumb tip / glove tip
Novel Magic 32
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
E. Leslie May A Handkerchief is Selected silks are put in unprepared bag and mixed, performer takes one out, force
SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
E. D. Wolff Transient Money bill into nest of envelopes, thumb tip
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 32
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Diablo Pellet Reading one question written on billet is burnt and later answered by performer
Mental Bargain Effects 1
Theodore Annemann Thumb Tip Billet Switch
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Lu Brent The Classical Cigarette tobacco and cigarette paper penetrate handkerchief and transform into cigarette, thumb tip
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 84
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Little Demon Silk Production with hollow gaff, one-handed or two-handed production of large silk
The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 37
Theodore Annemann Serial Number Divination number is divined by medium, in random order
Related to "En Rapport" 10
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawing
Related to "En Rapport" 13
Billy O'Connor The Bill in the Envelope burned bill reappears in empty envelope, number checked
The Magic Annual for 1937 29
Fred Rothenberg Torn and Restored Paper Strip Gimmick
The Magic Annual for 1937 83
Dr. Edward G. Ervin "Rolling" a Cigarette loose tobacco and paper change into cigarette
The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 15
Dr. Edward G. Ervin New Version Want Ad Test ads cut out of newspaper and put in envelope, one chosen, content divined
The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 28
Sam Leo Horowitz The Best Handkerchief Gimmick: The Coin and the Handkerchief a tube
Greater Magic 585
Unknown A Novel Production of Silks several silks, with Stilwell Hank Ball
Greater Magic 595
Unknown Old and New Apparatus from the Charles H. Larson Collection with pictures of:
  • The Vanishing Cannon Ball
  • A Magic Periscope
  • The Magic Kettle
  • The Silks Stand
  • The Mysterious Disc
  • The Mysterious Case
  • The Inexhaustible Barrel
  • Cord and Books
  • The Ivory Card Blocks
  • The Hut of Madagascar
  • The Umbrella Table
  • Pack of Cards Changed to Silk
  • The Latest Block and Cord
  • Silk Production Balls
  • Silk Production
  • The Card Table
  • Latest Mirror Glass
  • The Cigarette Candle
  • The Penetration of Matter
  • Other Collections
Greater Magic 927
Unknown The Card Case and Finger Tip case with slit, finger tip with needle
Related to Greater Magic 405
Unknown Another Vanish of a Lighted Cigarette thumb tip
Greater Magic 742
Franklin M. Chapman Tap-Tap marble vanishes from handkerchief
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Purse Mys'Try handkerchief with signature vanishes and appears in purse
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
William Larsen Boutonniere four packets of garden seeds, one is selected and some seeds poured in hand, they vanish and written on the palm is the name of the flower, as a climax the flower appears
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 2) 2
Franklin M. Chapman Flash Color-Change Silk
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 2) 2
Franklin M. Chapman Fan It! snowstorm first with red then wit white paper, wet paper and fan
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 3) 4
T. Page Wright Bull's Eye! three of six "BB" shot bullets travel from spectator's hand into performer's
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 4) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Disintegrosphere bottle with small steel ball in it vanishes from under handkerchief, rattle of ball can be heard until last moment
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Franklin M. Chapman Selectosilko one of three handkerchiefs travels into one of three envelopes
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6) 2
Unknown New Silk Production Ball with two separate compartements
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 84
Franklin M. Chapman Puff ribbon is produced from rolled up paper tube
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7) 2
William Larsen For Magi Only! vanish of matches
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7) 3
Franklin M. Chapman It's a Date date of borrowed dime appears on disk
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9) 2
R. D. Spraker, Jr. Bamboo monte with three bamboo tubes and a silk, at the end las tube is filled with liquid
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9) 4
Franklin M. Chapman When Your Number turns Up name of deceased person appears on piece of paper, initialed by spectator and sealed in envelope
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 2
Howard Warringer The Bashful Bartender empty glass is produced under silk, then covered again and found to be filled with liquid
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 3
Franklin M. Chapman The Makin's paper and tobacco in handkerchief change into cigarette
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Al Cerwin A Tip for Your Tip tips on coloring a thumb tip
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5) 4
Harry C. Bjorklund Big-Cig Jumbo Cigarette Production lighted cigarette vanishes, giant cigarette appears and doubles
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 76
Unknown Rolling a Cigarette with One Hand
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 81
Clayton Rawson Sixth Finger Card Rise
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 511
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Sixth Finger
Inspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 84) 539
Theodore Annemann The Invisible Pull thumb tip at pull, applied to paper restoration, silk/cigarette vanish
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 86) 546
Joseph Ovette, Louis Lam A Tip on Slow Motion Card Vanish thin card stuffed in thumb tip, with other method by Louis Lam for thumb nail method
Fast Ones 11
Samuel Berland, Bob Hummer Card and Ribbon ribbon with gummed sticker in pocket, selection vanishes from deck and is found attached on ribbon
Also published here Half-A-Dozen Hummers 9
Unknown The Thumb Tip description and general information, chapter with applications following
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 117
Unknown Hindu Paper Tearing using thumb tip, two methods
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 312
Tom Sellers The Rising Cards fake thumb and houlette
That's Good! 7
Wilbur T. Kattner Tricklet stamps are produced from a rolled up bill
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Unknown Gaglets thumb tip, silk is not glued but attached with wax so it can be used for other things as well
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 105
Eddie Joseph The Masked Helper blindfolded spectator takes coins one by one, performer divines dates, one ahead, with gag sequence in which spectator holds on to dummy wax hand without knowing
Coin and Money Magic 63
Unknown The Handkerchief Ball universal gimmick with loop, handwashing displays
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 317
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tip
Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Bob Hanko Confetti Spaghetti confetti turns into a multicolored paper band
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 197
Ching Ling Foo Torn Paper Classic torn and restored paper strip
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Tom Fitzgerald Bromo Seltzer to the Resuce impromptu thumb tip for vanishing liquid and making salt travel
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 67) 273
Edw. C. Jochens A Tip on a Tip using a throat atomizer to spray gimmick
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 5
Unknown Vanishing a Silk from paper cone, with handkerchief ball
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 168
Jean Hugard Silk Dyeing by Hand pushing silk through hand
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 7) 179
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches
  • named card in pocket
  • do as i do, with mindreading presentation
  • making envelopes see through
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
Ronald B. Edwards Surprise! bill (stage money) to silver coin
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 369
R. N. Lee Lit-Switch switch of cigarette with a lighter
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 98) 398
Bruce Elliott Misdirection for Rabbit-From-The-Hat with false finger
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 128) 514
Billy McComb William's Invisible Pipe smoking thumb
The First Book of William 30
Billy McComb William Passes On Some Tips on thumb tips, on using milk, on the appearing cane, how to remove paint
The First Book of William 36
Mike Bornstein Zombino as Kolma, floating ball, thumb tip with wire and ball
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 469
Louis Tannen, Mac MacDonald Just a Thumb Tip how MacDonald performed the vanishing cigarette with one arm and handling tips for the thumb tip
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 530
Bruce Elliott Dice Tip sort of two in the hand one in the pocket routine, with small dice
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 531
Donald Holmes Fish from Empty Hands
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
George Braund Swallowing Razor Blades
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 641
Audley Walsh Rubber Finger Mike one handed flourish, dealing the cards
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 187) 747
Karrell Fox Tip
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 168) 674
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
Jack Yeager "Flash" Cigarette in Handkerchief flash paper in thumb tip
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 16
Sidney Mayer Dollar Bill Stunt water poured in bill tube turns green
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 35
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
Stanley Collins Thumb Tip Quickie catching thumb gag
Over the Coffee Cups 33
Maurice Kump The Hommade Magician
  • Hair (for thread work)
  • Thumbtips
  • Slates
  • Carbon
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 1
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's hand
Related to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Al Baker Goldfish Production sixth finger
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 453
Jack Yeager Obedient Cigarette burning cigarette is balanced on thumb, then cigarette vanishes in handkerchief, thumb tip with pin
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 5
Dick Piser Supreme Salt salt vanishes and appears, loop ball gimmick
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 291) 1162
Alton Sharpe Two Ribbon Cut using thumb tip and loops
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 101
Bill Nord Purse handkerchief appears in invisible purse / purse frame
Also published here The Best in Magic 9
Allessandro Allessandro's Cigarette Routine continuous production, vanish in handkerchief and production of cigarette, using matchbox
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 16
Don Alan Reading Palms gag, with rubber hand
Pretty Sneaky 39
Sam "Cordé" Cohn Cut & Restored Ribbon Up-to-Date part of "Dress Up Your Oldies"
26 Originals 12
Joseph M. White Thumbs Up Liquid Dye three glasses with water are covered with three different colored silks, then color of liquid changes to math silks
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 26
Tony Corinda Different Types of Writers A. Described as "The Swami Gimmick"
B. Described as "C" Type
C. Described as The Band Writer
D. Described as the Overnail Writer
E. Described as an "Adhesive Writer" (Eric Mason's Boon)
F. Described as The Thumbtip Nailwriter
Related to The Swami Gimmick 4
Punx (16) Telekinecards ESP cards on a board move on their own, as the spectator wishes, third hand gimmick
Mediumistic Stunts 288
Lane Bateman Yeow! how to make a fake rubber hand
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 13
Val Andrews Smoking Empty Pipes smoking empty clay pipes, three methods
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 9
Val Andrews Climax for Cigarette Thru Handkerchief appears back in mouth
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 14
Bruce Elliott Remembrance of (Magical) Things Past... on Fred Keating and his idea with the Vanishing Bird Cage, Mike Bornstein's production of a huge foulard, Keith Clark's ring through door, Houdini, Thurston, Richiardi Jr. & Sr.
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 78
Charlie Miller Fish Catching bare handed
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 72
Lee Wayne A Smart Opening part of Wayne's drunk act, routine with cigarette, silk and appearing glass, using Ireland's Giant Match
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 59
Edward Marlo Chop Cup Idea using an additional magnet
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 366) 292
Jay Weiler Finger Ring ring penetrates finger, finger bases covered with silk
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 142
Pat Sprake The Phoenix Pound dollar note is put in one of four envelopes and all are shuffled, three of them are burnt, in the last one is the bill
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 111
Ned Rutledge Thumb-Thing to Write With thumb tip writer, handling and construction
Between Two Minds 42
David Berglas Production and Vanish Of A Silk Handkerchief with tube or ball
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 194
Alan Shaxon The Banknote in Walnut bill in walnut in egg in lemon, serial number divination to start
Inspired by My Kind of Magic 37
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther The Diabolo Bill! signed bill is burnt and appears in sealed tube
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 31) 151
Steve Spillman Challenge Vanish! in thumb tip
Related to The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 43) 212
Unknown II. Match Vanish thumb tip handling
Close-up Cavalcade 52
Karl Fulves Klip Notes notes, techniques, ideas with paper clips and cards
  • Add-On Technique
  • Flap Card Technique
  • Paper Clip Problems (4)
Close-Up Mental Magic 32
Karl Fulves Voodoo bowl with folded billets, on each billet is a country, spectator and performer take the same, interesting presentation
Close-Up Mental Magic 46
Amedeo Vacca Red Ashes tissue strip produced, burnt & restored
Amedeo's Continental Magic 19
Unknown Salt and Matches salt in hand transposes with matches in matchbox
Another Close-up Cavalcade 102
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg, Charlie Miller Fu Manchu's Time Capsule prediction in tube, humidor, thumb tip switch
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 128) 639
Dai Vernon A Silk Routine production from bill, with fifth finger gimmick
The First California Lecture 7
Mike Tannen Tannen's "In" Move thumb tip
Related to The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 86
Frank Garcia The "Slick" Routine two in hand, one in pocket
The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 118
Frank Garcia Hanky Panky with handkerchief
The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 147
Mitchell Dyszel Silks To Go "Thumb Trix"
two silks vanish in fist, with wand
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #4) 917
Mitchell Dyszel The Stretching Silk "Thumb Trix"
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #4) 917
Jack Bridwell Sealed billet switch in transparent vial, combined with tarot reading
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 147) 732
Patrick Page The Thumb Tip general remarks
The Big Book of Magic 169
Patrick Page The Vanishing Cigarette
The Big Book of Magic 170
Patrick Page The Vanishing Match
Also published here The Big Book of Magic 171
Patrick Page The Handkerchief Penetration small handkerchief penetrates bigger one
The Big Book of Magic 172
Patrick Page The Burnt Handkerchief
The Big Book of Magic 172
Unknown Salt Routine salt vanishes from hand, reappears in pen
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 5
Mike Kozlowski The Hundred Dollar Bill Switch
  • The Effect and the Challenge
  • Possibilities
  • The How and the Why
  • Getting Ready
  • Mechanically Speaking
  • Both Sides Now
  • Presentation and...
The Hundred Dollar Bill Switch 3
Robert Cassidy A 35mm Triple Test die, ESP card and bill are placed into three film cans, number, symbol and serial number are divined
Pseudo-Mentally Yours 11
Larry Becker The 35 Millimiracle blank paper in film container transforms into a bill
Variations World of Super Mentalism 84
Larry Becker Mental Case prediction in coin purse
World of Super Mentalism 97
Larry Becker Mental Case Bonus with coin purses
World of Super Mentalism 103
Karrell Fox Finger Flinger short thimble routine, then spectator takes thimble off finger and gets the whole (sixth) finger
Another Book 35
Karrell Fox Foxes Foney Fickle Finger fake finger for nail writing with bigger line with crayon
Another Book 128
Eric Mason Pop pop sound with thumb tip
Related toAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 772
Karl Fulves No Box thumb tip rattle gimmick, routine with cigarette box
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1243
Karrell Fox A Couple of "Thumb"-Tips - Short & Sweet lose sugar changes to sugar cube
Another Book 47
Karrell Fox A Matter of Taste sugar put in hands of different people, some taste sugar and some salt
Another Book 48
Karrell Fox A "Chanin-ized" Silk Vanish corner in thumb tip
Another Book 181
Karrell Fox The Gift of the Magi invisible deck and table, spectator names a card, it is the only jumbo card in the pocket
Variations Another Book 279
David Hoy, Tom Craven Psi-Handkerchief five different colored handkerchiefs in five glasses, prediction of one color
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 226) 1129
Karrell Fox On the Other Hand ideas for steel animal trap, Abbott's Daring Spring Trap, pencil snapped in two, fake hand in trap
Another Book 253
Kevin Justice Flight Deck gags, deck with wings, washed deck, false finger in butter
Diary of a Deranged Deck 6
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm thumb tip
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 356
Al Schneider Sponge Color Changer with thumb tip
Al Schneider On Close-Up 105
Unknown Billet Switch with thumb tip
The Magic Pendulum 19
Bob Evans Tap II coins jump around in box and make clink sounds by themselves
Inspired by
  • "Taps" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, Linking Ring & New Phoenix)
Related to
The Chronicles (Issue 26) 1320
Samuel Berland, Bob Hummer Card and Ribbon ribbon with gummed sticker in pocket, selection vanishes from deck and is found attached on ribbon
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 11
Meir Yedid The Amputation finger cut off with knife falls on floor, spare fake finger is attached to replace it
Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 39
Karrell Fox Ballast balancing card on back of hand, thumb tip
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 6) 493
Danny Korem Extinguished Smoker cigarette vanishes, water appears in hand, two thumb tips
The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 93
Danny Korem The Tip and the Coin small coin vanishes in thumb tip, variation with folding half
The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 94
Danny Korem Hanging Tip tip
The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 96
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps
The Shattered Chalice 9
Mike Caveney Thumb Tips for M.C.'s tip for M.C.'s
Magicomedy 71
Gene "Phantini" Grant Uncanny Impulses pencil run over card with letters and stops at several letters, letters form a word a second spectator is thinking of
Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 56
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet inhaling two halves of torn cigarette
Also published here Encore II 12
Johnny Thompson, Joe Tershay The Wings of Warsaw handkerchief over hand, dove appears when pulled away
Polished Polish Prestidigitation 15
Terri Rogers Spondulics two bills torn, one half of each travels into envelope
Inspired byRelated to The Talon (Issue 7) 97
Tom Gagnon Thumb-Tipping Quickies credit information on using a folding coin with a thumb tip
Sleightly Original 1
Slydini Slydini's Thumb-Tipping Technique pointing thumb towards audience
Also published here
  • Slydini Encores
Sleightly Original 2
Tom Gagnon Coin to Pocket Ruse coin travels from coin to pocket and back
Inspired by Sleightly Original 3
Tom Gagnon Thumb Tip Coin Vanish
Related to Sleightly Original 4
Tom Gagnon Flip Up Production invisible coin flipped into air, it appears
Inspired byAlso published here Sleightly Original 6
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay coin produced in empty hands
Also published here Sleightly Original 10
Tom Gagnon Double Duty Departure two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
Sleightly Original 13
Tom Gagnon Twofold Vanish two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
Sleightly Original 16
Tom Gagnon Coin-cidence coin appears and vanishes in bare hands
Sleightly Original 18
Tom Gagnon Flash Coin Production coin appears one-handed
Sleightly Original 22
Tom Gagnon Miser's Daydream featuring a continuous coin production sequence with folding coin and thumb tip
Inspired by Sleightly Original 26
Tom Gagnon Alchemorphosis five dimes in prescription bottle change into a larger gold coin
Sleightly Original 31
Tom Gagnon Contemporary Purse Swindle copper and silver coins in two purses, spectator can never guess the right one, sort of transposition
Inspired by Sleightly Original 36
Tom Gagnon Optional Display Technique
Sleightly Original 38
Tom Gagnon Twilight's Last Gleaming coins are produced with a small mirror
Inspired by Sleightly Original 43
Tom Gagnon Newfangled Matrix
Sleightly Original 47
Tom Gagnon Puffed flash silk production, thread and thumb tip
Sleightly Original 51
Tom Gagnon The Phantom Coin much on table top
Inspired by
  • "One Coin Routine" (Slydini Encores)
Sleightly Original 54
Tom Gagnon Gypsy Coin coin through handkerchief
Sleightly Original 62
Tom Gagnon Bending Coin
Sleightly Original 67
Jack Chanin Finger-Bandage Gag "finger comes off" gag
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 681
Arthur Setterington Thimble Finger "Here are a couple of gags which create a great deal of amusement and surprise especially amongst the ladies."
mummified finger in box
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1051
Stephen Tucker Weird comedy routine, one to five fingers gag with handkerchief, rubber fingers in small box as prediction
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 19) 362
Jim Cellini Thumb Fun Slik vanish and reappearance, two thumb tip ditches (arm pit, shirt)
The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 64
Unknown How Dollar Bills Are Made silk from bill, thumb tip
The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 73
Neil See Fair Exchange ten dimes from bill, thumb tip
The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 74
Barrie Richardson Bill Switch finger tip
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1035
Al Mann Power of the Press newspaper is torn and a piece selected, performer divines content
Related to Six Columns 8
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay Production coin productions with thumb tip
  • First Method
  • Flip Up Production
Also published here Fork Full of Appetizers 46
Gene Anderson Son of Morning burning match vanishes in fist
Fork Full of Appetizers 53
Phillip Young The Pink Things are Fingers joke with false thumb
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 30
Paul Brignall Whoooooosh!!! joke for vanishing cigarette, flash paper
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 47
Bob Chesbro Roll Your Own loose tobacco put on playing card with crumpled cigarette paper, poured in hand, transforms into cigarette, finger tip
Inspired by The Tipnician 3
Bob Chesbro The Salty Pen salt travels from fist to borrowed pen, finger tip
The Tipnician 8
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet cigarette broken and restored, then two halves are inhaled
Inspired byAlso published here The Tipnician 12
Bob Chesbro Cigarette Thru Quarter
The Tipnician 16
Bob Chesbro Superman Cigarette quarter vanishes, lit cigarette vanishes and coin reappears
The Tipnician 19
Bob Chesbro One-Handed Coin Vanish with thumb tip
The Tipnician 19
Bob Chesbro Lit Cigarette to Pocket still lit when removed from pocket, using thumb tip with slits
The Tipnician 23
Bob Chesbro Purse Frame small item like sponge ball appears from purse frame and vanishes therein
The Tipnician 28
Bob Chesbro Coin to Pocket with repeat
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Impossible Coin to Pocket" (The Blueprint)
The Tipnician 42
Bob Chesbro Thumb Tip Coin Vanish
Related toVariations The Tipnician 42
Bob Chesbro Elbow Swindle Again vanish of two quarters after elbow catch
Inspired by The Tipnician 49
Bob Chesbro Thumb Tip Unload waistline/trousers
The Tipnician 51
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid Thumb Through the Table glass through table, then thumb through table, seen in reversed glass on table
Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 128
Thomas Alan Waters Backhand switching an object behind a cloth, fake third hand
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 289
Walt Lees Fingerflinger gag with false finger, marking position of a card
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 549
Paul Gertner Tobacco Road borrowed bill in borrowed cigarette, thumb tip, corner switch
Related to The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 13
Al Baker, Paul Fox Cigarette Vanish handling with thumb tip
Arcane (Issue 9) 104
Karl Fulves Sharpening Pencil in Card Case "the old pencil-sharpener in thumb tip gag"
Ace Machine 6
Joseph Dunninger A Convincing Test billet steal from envelope, with thumb tip
Master Billet Tests 7
Roger Klause The Name Is The Same two marked dollar bills transpose, using cigarette case in handling
Encore III 14
Roger Klause Klause's Bill Switch
Variations Encore III 18
Roger Klause Sponge Ball Up Sleeve sponge ball to spectator's sleeve, repeat
Variations Encore III 73
Martin Breese Thumbsucker for magicians, thumb tip sucker gag
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 544
Ted Lesley 1, 2 Many coin up the sleeve into glass, then same with sip of a drink
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31) 606
Meir Yedid Transpo-Tip silk to thumb tip on fake hand, gag
Off the Wall 8
Meir Yedid Handy Load embarrassing things produced from borrowed handbag, including rubber band
Off the Wall 7
Meir Yedid Drive-Capade fake hand in car, practical joke
Off the Wall 8
Meir Yedid Hotel Room Frolic fake hand in drawer in hotel room, practical joke
Off the Wall 9
Meir Yedid Cold Corps fake hand in refrigerator, practical joke
Off the Wall 9
Stephen Tucker A Tip finger vanish
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 655
Jeff McBride Cigarette Tear thumb tip, visual
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 25
Jeff McBride Cigarette Extravaganza production and vanish of two cigarettes using thumb tip, matches, flash paper
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 31
Pascal Monmoine I've Seen a Rubber Band magicians joke
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1234
David Gripenwaldt Door to Infinity coin vanishes and reappears in metal ring
Related to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 76
David Williamson The Vanishing Penny "Die verschwindende Münze"
coin vanishes in cap of pen, then falls out of cap again
Also published here For Your Eyes Only 4
Jerry Mentzer Vanishes for Rings brief list without details
  • Sleight-of-Hand Vanish
  • "Ringo" or a "Rattle Box"
  • I.O.U. Vanish
  • Coin Fold
  • Pull
  • Handkerchief Vanish (sewn in duplicate)
  • Thumb Tip
Magic with Finger Rings 79
Patrick Page The Thumbtip on the history of the thumb tip
Book of Thumb Tips 1
Patrick Page About the Thumb Tip on using a thumb tip, size and modifications
Book of Thumb Tips 4
Patrick Page The Phantom Fiver production of a bill
Book of Thumb Tips 7
Patrick Page Big Coin, Little Coin coin transform into a bigger coin and back
Book of Thumb Tips 10
Patrick Page The Torn and Restored Note
Book of Thumb Tips 12
Patrick Page The Lighted Match Vanish
Related toAlso published here Book of Thumb Tips 14
Eric Mason Thumblepop pop sound with thumb tip
Also published here Book of Thumb Tips 16
Patrick Page The Silk Purse handkerchief vanishes and appears in purse
Variations Book of Thumb Tips 18
Patrick Page The Purse Frame Production bill produced from purse frame
Related to Book of Thumb Tips 20
Patrick Page Thumblore humorous stories about thumb tips
  • Thumb Theory
  • The Left-Handed Thumb Tip
  • History in the Making
  • Overheard
  • The Secret Out
Book of Thumb Tips 22
Patrick Page The Coin Production two methods, one using handkerchief
Book of Thumb Tips 27
Patrick Page A Spongeball Vanish & Reproduction with two spongeballs
Book of Thumb Tips 27
Patrick Page Paper Bag Vanish handkerchief vanishes in blown up and burst paper bag
Book of Thumb Tips 33
Patrick Page The Patrick Page Solution to the Ching Ling Foo Torn and Restored Paper Effect using reversible thumb tip
Book of Thumb Tips 35
David Williamson The Vanishing Penny coin vanishes in cap of pen, then falls out of cap again
Also published here Striking Magic 2
Steve Beam Arise rising card with false finger
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 10) 174
Steve Beam The Finger gags and ideas with a false finger
1. Misnomer
2. Let Your Fingers Do The Walking
3. Sticky Fingers
4.. Item #4
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 10) 175
Bob Jepson Bob Jepson's Finger in Ear gag, fingers put in ear separate from hands
Finger Secrets 18
Meir Yedid Cautious Clapping finger falls from hand, because of clapping to hard, joke
Finger Secrets 34
Bob Friedhoffer Double The Tip wearing two thumb tips, one on the other, applications
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1098
James Swain Up The Sleeve sugar up the spectator's sleeve, thumb tip
Related to The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36) 386
Roger Klause Sponge Vanish in thumb tip
Related to Korem without Limits 82
Danny Korem A Short Digit on Display thumb through spectator's shirt
Korem without Limits 128
Thomas Alan Waters Pentamoney spectator distribute envelopes and last one to blindfolded performer, only he has money with local currency
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 709
Steve Beam Airspread II gimmick version
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 12) 200
Frederick Braue Platform Rising Cards finger tip for end of thread (1959)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 17
Wayne Kyzer Thumbs Down comedy routine, performer's finger vanishes from hand and appears on selection
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 256
John Cornelius All Thumbs enlarging a thumb tip
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Karrell Fox The "Invisible Gun" popping sound with thumb-tip
Related to For My Next Trick... 22
Karrell Fox "Baffling Balance" balancing card on back of hand
For My Next Trick... 52
Terry Seabrooke Cigarette In The Coat comedy routine with lots of gags, cigarette vanishes in spectator's jacket
Seabrooke's Book 39
Gary Osborne Dye Version color changing silk with thumb tip
The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2) 24
John Carney The Vanishing Salt... Shaker vanish of a salt shaker
Notebook 7
Dai Vernon The Tale of the Treasury Worm with bill and sixth finger
Also published here Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8) 12
James Lewis Lottery Fever lottery presentation for 100% bill switch
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5&6) 22
Davide Costi F.T. thumb tip handling
Also published here For Friends Only... 57
Ron Wilson T.A.R.C.P. The Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 130
Patrick Page The Invisible Pull thumb tip pull
The Pull Book 25
Dai Vernon The Tale of the Treasury Worm with bill and sixth finger
Also published here The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 49
Michael Ammar Thumb Tip Finesse Technique #1 (vanish a bill)
Technique #2 (vanish a cigarette)
Technique #3 (vanishing with middle finger)
Pocket Loading (pocket management)
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 1
James Hodges Me, Knot You! do as i do knot routine
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 14
Gary Kurtz Levels of Impossibility string cut into four pieces, pieces knot together very quickly and string is eventually restored
Continuations ... Departures 1 12
Gary Kurtz Well Spun wad of cotton turns into a string
Continuations ... Departures 1 13
Tom Gagnon Pop Top coin vanish and appearance, thumb tip and folding coin
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 386
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Vanish
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 387
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Production half dollar production
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 388
John E. Mintz Cigarette Go
The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1395
Karrell Fox "Poppin Balloons" child shots with toy gun on balloon, it pops
My Latest Book 69
Karrell Fox Thumb Fun performer trips over nail multiple times, hammers it in, giant thumb gag
My Latest Book 72
Patrick Page Thumb Tip production of handkerchief from purse frame
Related to The Purse Frame 16
Thomas Hierling Casanova Revisited silk changes into small paper flower, split into two flowers
Inspired by First there was a dream 12
David Williamson Rebate coins heard in pen cap, thumb tip
Williamson's Wonders 14
David Williamson Whirlybird Silk Vanish with wand and thumb tip
Williamson's Wonders 80
Jack Miller Paymaster $20 bill in envelope, changes into $1 bill, clean handling with thumb tip
Money Moves 8
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz Exodus sugar/salt vanish, pen cap instead of thumb tip
100% Sankey 23
Michael Weber Enough! cracking a fake egg as if real
  • egg on fan
  • egg bag finale
Also published here La Magie de Michael Weber 6
Gary Kurtz The Breakdown Gimmick thumb tip with attached coin
Coin Magic 27
Alexander de Cova Der (fast) Perfekte Salztrick "nach Slydini", using thumb tip with loop
Horizons 38
Johnny Ace Palmer Three Magic Scarves three different colored handkerchiefs, vanish singly and are produced from the other handkerchiefs again
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 2) 7
Steve Dusheck A Looped Thumb Tip for vanishing salt
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 25
Unknown Impromptu ... Or Nearly So! methods from Royal Road and New Era Card Tricks, two impromptu and one with false finger
Related to Knowing The Rising Cards 13
Manuel Muerte, Guillaume le Grand Magic Fingers finger falls off hand, gag divination of thought-of number
Hardcore 80
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 10 magnet hidden in one-finger Sanada type gimmick
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 53
Michael Ammar Thumbtip Finesse Technique #1 (vanish a bill)
Technique #2 (vanish a cigarette)
Technique #3 (vanishing with middle finger)
Pocket Loading (pocket management)
The Magic of Michael Ammar 60
Bob Chesbro Snort but Sweet inhaling two halves of torn cigarette
Also published here The Magic of Michael Ammar 99
Michael Weber Four Dollars in Change ring folded from a five dollar bill transposes with a one dollar bill
Life Savers 156
Alexander de Cova Seidentuchverschwinden silk vanish handling with thumb tip