118 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Traveling / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Locked and Corded Box "Washerwoman's Bottle" to steal handkerchief stuffed in opaque bottle, reappears in box or nest of boxes or elsewhere
1876 Modern Magic 241
Unknown The Transformed Handkerchief "one of Herrmann's favourite tricks", borrowed handkerchief transforms into pieces, reappears in produced lemon, burned and restored once more
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 246
Buatier de Kolta The Two Decanters and the Flying Handkerchief disappears visually from bottle and appears in second covered bottle
Related to 1890 More Magic 216
Unknown The Flying Glass, Watch, and Handkerchief the three items travel into isolated hat
1890 More Magic 364
Professor Mattmueller Der Zauberlehrling spectator rolls up borrowed silk, an egg is inside which breaks and ruins silk, silk put in pistol and shot, egg comes out of spectator's vest, handkerchief appears on back of spectator
Aug. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 185
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster The last mysterie à la Conradi envelope sealed by spectator, silk vanishes from glass (loop and pull behind chair), reappears inside
Related to Aug. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 186
Unknown Glaskassette und Tücher silks travel from paper cone to clear glass casket
Feb. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 2) 24
Unknown Warentelephon "Die wandernden Tücher"
two glass cylinders with lids, two silks in one of them, covered with borrowed handkerchief, silks travel to first into hand and then into other cylinder
Related to Feb. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 8) 119
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm patter by Eduard Hensel
  • Entrée (glove shrinks and becomes stocking)
  • Das Durchdringen der Materie (glass through hat)
  • Glasphänomen (two silk travel from bottle to bottle)
  • Schützenliesl (Queen of Clubs chosen, in a large target appears a woman in Queen of Clubs dress)
Related to Mar. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 134
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm part two, methods
Related to Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
Unknown Gervinus second part of description
Related to May 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11) 165
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Tuch und Apfel No. 22, silk vanishes and reappears inside apple or potato
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 68
Francis King Das wandernde Tuch und Glas glass with silk vanishes from paper tube, reappears in borrowed hat
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 11
Professor Bellonie Das wandernde Tuch small bottled wrapped in borrowed handkerchief, silk vanishes from matchbox and reappears in the bottle, travels back
Sep. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 9) 133
Unknown Großes Changement No. 10, two silks put in two glass bottles, they vanish visibly and reappear in spectators's pockets, pull into table operated by assistant
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 131
Unknown Tuch und Zauberstab No. 12, wand wrapped in newspaper, silk vanishes, newspaper torn apart and silk comes out
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 135
Carl Willmann Das wandernde Tuch silk vanishes and appears on elbow, vanishes again and appears at knee, two methods
Mar. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 43
Carl Willmann Die magische Bonbondüte watch and handkerchief borrowed and put in a box, then both reappear in a paper packet along with candy
Sep. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9) 135
Carl Willmann Das Taschentuchkästchen borrowed watch and handkerchief vanish from box/apparatus and reappear inside bread
Apr. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 57
Carl Willmann Flagge und Trauring auf der Wanderschaft borrowed ring wrapped in paper is burned, flag vanishes as well, both reappear in previously sealed glass held by spectator
July 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 7) 103
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 XVI. Trifolium 1. Das verwandelte Kartenspiel (deck changes to silk, shell placed in shell)
2. Das Tuch in der Kerzenflamme (silk appears in flame of a candle)
3. Das plötzlich erscheinende Seidentuch (silk appears)
4. Seidentüchlein auf Reisen (silk vanishes and appears knotted between two others, with glass tube)
5. Die magischen Knoten (knotted silks unknot)
1902 Moderne Magie 164
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
Francis King The Hat and Handkerchief glass with silks vanishes from paper tube, reappears in borrowed hat
Also published here 1903 Later Magic 315
D'Alvini D'Alvini's Egg and Handkerchief Trick egg broken and poured on borrowed handkerchief, put in pistol and shot on performer, handkerchief comes from his mouth, egg as well
Also published here 1903 Later Magic 329
Carl Willmann Das Weinglas des Teufels oder "Die magische Färberei" glass filled with beer and emptied, filled again, silk produced from glass in dry condition, silks vanish and flag of same colors produced from glass, glass with tube inside, gaffed tray
Related to Mar. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 3) 37
Carl Willmann Bald hier, bald dort "Ein kleines Handkunststück"
watch borrowed, wrapped in silk and put in glass, watch vanishes, silk vanishes, then glass wrapped in newspaper vanishes, all item reappear in borrowed hat
Aug. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 8) 119
Carl Willmann Variation zur "Tuchwanderung" silk pushed into glass with beer, it travels into another glass, glass with tube inside
Related to Oct. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 10) 149
Carl Willmann Die bezauberte Weinflasche wine poured from bottle, then vanishes silk is removed from bottle in dry condition, more wine poured out, bottle put in case, silk vanishes again, in case is now only silk and some production items
Dec. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12) 184
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die mysteriöse Tuchwanderung two silks travel from paper-covered glass cylinder into two glasses that are covered with other silks
Jan. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 5
Carl Willmann Willmann's wandernde Tücher traveling silks with glass cylinders that have a metal bottom and top
May 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 5) 74
Carl Willmann Tuch und Karaffen two glass bottles are covered with handkerchiefs, silk travels from inside one bottle into the other
July 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 7) 104
Unknown Eine Ueberraschung borrowed watch and handkerchief put in tube, things travel into gift package on table
Aug. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 8) 130
Wilhelm Zimmermann Ein Tuchkunststück in verschiedenen Variationen long routine combination, silk splits in two, one put in paper cone, borrowed handkerchief put over glass vase, in cone are now flowers, water in vase changes to ink, glass with handkerchief vanish under silk, handkerchief reproduced from spectator's pocket
Related to Dec. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1) 8
Unknown The Cannon-Ball-Globes large ball put in giant ball vase, ball travels into hat and silk and coin are in ball vase instead
Dec. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1) 12
Wilhelm Zimmermann Ein Tuchkunststück in verschiedenen Variationen part two
Related to Jan. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 2) 23
Stanley Collins The "Knee" Plus Ultra Handkerchiefs a yellow handkerchief is tied on left leg and a green one on the right leg, then the yellow handkerchief penetrates the leg and the green one travels knotted on the other leg
1915 Original Magical Creations 77
Stanley Collins Necromancy with Nic's Napkins different colored serviettes with rings are put in a hat and the rings are piled up, then a color is chosen, the serviette vanishes from the hat and appears in the pile of serviette rings
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 59
Edward Bagshawe Cigarette Sorcery silk flag vanishes, is found in cigarette case, cigarettes are now on a tray under a tissue paper
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 50
Edward Bagshawe A Wireless Wonder chosen quantity of silk travels from a "book of silks" to a box that was shown empty
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 71
Oswald Rae Passe Passe Silks handkerchief travels from paper tube to paper tube, variation as a transposition
1928 Sub Rosa 60
Oswald Rae Cigarette and Card tin box with fifty cigarettes, card is selected and handkerchief vanished, when box is opened, handkerchief is found and cigarettes arranged themselves to form the name of the selection
Also published here
  • "Cigarette Card" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 49
Oswald Rae Simple Silk Sorcery chosen one of four different colored silks vanishes from paper cone and appears in desired envelope, with stand
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Simple Silk Sorcery" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 57
Tom Sellers Handkerchiefs and Lemons chosen silk to lemon
1931 Magical Pleasantries 12
Eddie Joseph Additional Moves a. spectator holds cup on palm, ball appears under it
b. borrowed hank vanishes and appears under cup
1936 A Practical Lesson on Cups and Balls 6
Edward Bagshawe The “Rapid Transit” Silks three silks vanish and reappear on the stand they came from, apparatus
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 13
Lorne de Blois Hank the Hermit marked silk travels to pocket twice
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 218
G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter's Silk Routine two silks appear in empty hand (yanked out on thread), vanish and reappear from collar, written up by Max Holden
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 62
Franklin M. Chapman Purse Mys'Try handkerchief with signature vanishes and appears in purse
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Selectosilko one of three handkerchiefs travels into one of three envelopes
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6) 2
Robert Parrish Silks of a Color Follow Each Other two orange and two blue silks put in paper bag
  • Part One: spectator removes a silk, its color mate appears outside, only other color remains in bag
  • Part Two: knotted silk vanishes from magician's hand and reappears in bag
  • Part Three: repeat with variation
1939 Do That Again! 52
Unknown Das Foulard im Briefumschlag one of four envelopes is chosen as well as one of four different-colored silks, four silks are placed inside tube and selected travels into chosen envelope
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 1) 6
Thirteen of Magic, Stanley Collins, Tom Sellers A Trick routine with vanishes and productions of three silks, also featuring a small mirror tube/box for silk productions by Tom Sellers
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 111) 661
Shaman Lost-Found blank silk, then with card printed on it
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 701
Gordon R. McKenney Silk Gone Mad handkerchief to egg combined with handkerchief to light bulb
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Unknown The Wandering Handkerchief handkerchief travels from trouse pocket to trouser pocket, changes color
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 345
Greer Marechal Jr. Streamlined Hoffmann
Inspired by 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 81
Joseph Ovette The Traveling Silks silks travel from one paper bag to another held by spectator
1944 Tricks and Illusionettes 17
Hen Fetsch Practical Suggestions for the Welsh Rarebit Pan
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 3
Herman L. Weber Namreh's "Electrick" handkerchief and bill are shot into a light bulb, apparatus
1945 My Best 337
Hervel Un tour amusant pour les petits et... les grands! rabbit, fruits and silks vanish and appear in box, followed by german translation "Ein unterhaltendes Kunststück für die kleinen... u. die Grossen!"
May 1946 La Baguette Magique (Issue 9) 7
Carlton King The New and Improved Ink, Handkerchief and Turnip Trick ink vanishes from glass and appears back in bottle, handkerchief vanishes and appears in turnip
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 5
U. F. Grant Color Splash white silk produced, changes to red, water changes to red water and is poured in paper bag, red silk vanishes and is produced from paper bag in place of water
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 11
Joseph J. Kolar Balloon and Silks silks vanish from bag an reappear in balloon that is burst
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 234
U. F. Grant Brain-Storms in Magic - Flight of a Handkerchief borrowed handkerchief burned in a flash, reappears in paper cone, "by WT"?!
Mar. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 15
Felix Korim Silk to Light Bulb
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 4
George F. Wright The Wright Silk in Lite Bulb
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 11
Cecil Keech Ropan Silk silk tied around long rope, it jumps to short rope, rope grows after being tied into circle, rope with connection
1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 63
Karrell Fox Where's the Bunny? handkerchief with rabbit printed on it vanishes from bag an appears in hat but without image, instead real rabbit is found in hat
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 1
Max Andrews Silcolor silk vanishes and appears knotted between two other silks in glass, repeated with other silk
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 6) 368
Jean Hugard Das Raketentuch silk appears knotted between two others which were wrapped in flash paper
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4) 519
U. F. Grant Silks, Paper & Wrists Newspaper wrapped around wrists, silks disappear, appear around spectator's wrists
1968 Newspaper Magic 67
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Vanishing Deck deck placed in metal box, silk vanished, deck vanished except selection and silk in box too
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 300
Jimmy Williamson Caught Short panties appear between two knotted silks
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 72
Parker Swan How to Force a Watermelon card or silk in watermelon, gag
1970 How to Force a Watermelon 3
Pavel Encore the Silk in the Knot handkerchief disappears and appears knotted on rope over neck
1970ca. Successful Magic 21
Faucett Ross Handkerchief Box Routine Silk routine with various effects using Japanese Box
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 32
Charlie Miller Eine Moderne Version von Alexander's Schlangentuch borrowed handkerchief transforms into different shapes, then travels into lemon
Also published here
  • Genii
June 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 4) 75
Joseph J. Kolar Produktions- und Verwandlungseffekte - 7. vanished silks appear in balloon
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 35
Punx Das Märchen von Elfchens Zaubertüchlein presentation for Ottokar Fischer's Klein-Elfchen, silk vanishes and appears back in glass, small figure of a kind appears under tube
1977 Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 19
Peter Warlock Teleportation marked bill and rubber band wrapped in silk and put in glass, then covered with tube, travels in glass under second tube with silk over top of glass held with rubber band
Inspired by
  • "Snaretainer" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Vol. 32 No. 8, p. 91)
Mar. 1977 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 2) 74
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
John Ferrentino Revenge of the 20 Foot Silk Worm spectacle with vanishing silk, in the end reappears on the end of long spring silk worm
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 130
Meir Yedid Transpo-Tip silk to thumb tip on fake hand, gag
1983 Off the Wall 8
Patrick Page The Silk Purse handkerchief vanishes and appears in purse
Variations 1984 Book of Thumb Tips 18
Christoph Borer Tüchlein, Du musst wandern handkerchief vanishes in a pyro flash and appears in matchbox, gaffed matchbox
Also published here 1988 Seminarheft 12
Oswald Rae, Karl Fulves Silk Spectrum No. 27, one of three different colored silks is chosen and vanishes and appears in initialed envelope, with stand
Inspired by 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 70
Unknown Come Back Silk No. 44, silk vanishes from paper cone and reappears knotted to silk given previously to spectator
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 127
Karrell Fox A "Pack O' Silk" full pack of cigarettes, silk vanishes from paper, cigarettes changes into silk inside case
1988 My Latest Book 106
"Vester" Adams Flight of Fabric silk to pocket effect
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 161
Karrell Fox Silkenbac silk vanishes from paper cone, reappears on child's back
1991 Goodies 58
Alexander de Cova Purse Swindle silk vanishes from hand and reappears in purse (Patrick Page), then repeat with purse frame
Also published here Jan. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 1) 21
Patrick Page Das verschwindende Tuch silk vanishes and appears at back of performer
Also published here
  • Pages from Patrick's Notebook
Nov. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3) 115
Alexander de Cova Purse Swindle silk vanishes from hand and reappears in purse (Patrick Page), then repeat with purse frame
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 34
Steven Hamilton Silk and Sponge "Professional Routines"
silk vanishes, appear in rolled-up bill, changes into sponge ball which splits in two, sponge routine
Also published here 1992 Profile (Issue 9) 5
Roy Johnson Eine magische Lektion borrowed handkerchief changes into destroyed pieces, pieces put in paper bag, they change into ribbon, then in lemon, handkerchief is in lemon but with hole, put in cloth bag, part of the fabric transposes from bag to handkerchief, finally it appears on head of performer or assistant under hat
Nov. 1993 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 2) 58
Karrell Fox Peek-A-Boo silk from breast pocket vanishes in hand, reappears by slowly crawling out of breast pocket again
1995 Much Ado About Something 142
Karl Fulves Hank the Ghost No. 38, handkerchief held in front of glass on table, chosen sock that was beside glass is suddenly inside, kind of impromptu third hand method
1995 Easy Magic 54
Felix Farrell Air-Brush handkerchief appears with the aid of a felt pen, vanishes and appears inside the pen
1995 Aus dem Effeff... 13
Jack Bridwell Tuch auf Zauberstab wand placed on transparent glass, silk vanishes and appears knotted on wand
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4&5) 151
Peter Warlock Meine Tücherwanderung three silks vanish and reappear knotted onto clear tube inside opaque tube
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2) 82
R. Paul Wilson Tipless silk vanishes and reappears in rolled-up bill, thumb tip with hole
2001 Omerta 1
Sveroni Alles Ablenkung oder was? humorous vanish of a handkerchief, then handkerchief vanishes from hand and is found knotted to other silk
2002 Kreative Magie 27
Ali Bongo Pongolian Palette silks vanish from palette and appear tied to other handkerchief in breast pocket
2002 Lecture Notes — Geneva 2002 6
Thomas Wickham Wandering Eggs - Third Method: Eggs, Silks, and Bottle empty bottle covered with handkerchief, paper bags with messages, three silks and eggs produced from hat, eggs vanish from one paper bag and appear in another where silks were, silks now in bottle with one of the paper bags
Also published here
  • "Handkerchiefs and Eggs" (The Magician Monthly, Vol. 24 No. 8, July 1928, p. 91)
2002 The Encyclopedia of Egg Magic 163
Joseph Ovette The Flying Eggs - First Method: Ovette's Original eggs on four ribbons are hanging from ceiling, they are removed and vanishes, then reappear on ribbons, inside eggs appear four previously vanishes silks
Inspired by
  • "The Flying Bells" (Will Goldston, The Magician, Vol. 6 No. 12, Nov. 1910, p. 182)
Also published here
  • "The Flight of Eggs" (Eggstraordinary Ways of Eggshibiting with Eggs, p. 14)
2002 The Encyclopedia of Egg Magic 169
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Opal Goblet borrowed handkerchief burns in goblet and appears inside egg
Also published here
  • Ottokar Fischer, The Magic of J. N. Hofzinser, 1942, p. 83
2002 The Encyclopedia of Egg Magic 266
D'Alvini D'Alvini's Egg and Handkerchief Effect egg broken and poured on borrowed handkerchief, put in pistol and shot on performer, handkerchief comes from his mouth, egg as well
Also published here 2002 The Encyclopedia of Egg Magic 267
Dave Campbell Silk 'n' Tumblers tray with three tumblers and a silk, thread, monkey bar routine
Also published here
  • The Gen, Vol. 20 No. 8, Dec. 1964
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 393
Christoph Borer Tüchlein, Du musst wandern handkerchief vanishes in a pyro flash and appears in matchbox, gaffed matchbox
Also published here 2006 Compilation 43
Tom Stone The Safe Bullet-Catch bang gun bullet catch
2011 Maelstrom 24
Tom Stone, Stewart James DacheBox various unfinished ideas for Stewart James' Sefalaljia
- Silks from Another Century
- Wired (featuring idea for Ted Lesley's "Mind Bender")
- Ceiling Thoughts
- Shivers
- Vanishing Sefalaljia
2011 Maelstrom 29
Tom Stone, Dr. Raymond L. Beebe Challenge in Silk vanished silks pop out of pockets and are knotted together, inspired by Beebe's "Smart Slik" (Encyclopedia of Slik Magic 1)
2011 Maelstrom 193
Alexander de Cova Der Schottische Apfel silk to apple
2011 Seminar-Leviten 3
Patrick Page H.G. Wells Outdone invisible handkerchief travels knotted between two other handkerchiefs, empty space between silks can be seen, gag
2011 Magic Page by Page 288
Patrick Page Another Version handkerchief vanishes and appears on spectator's back
2011 Magic Page by Page 317
Steven Hamilton Silk & Sponge silk vanishes, appear in rolled-up bill, changes into sponge ball which splits in two, sponge routine
Also published here 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 154
Anthony Owen Silk Handkerchief to Spectator's Sleeve - An Approach to the Approach
2017 Secrets 147