329 entries in Match & Matchbox / Match
  
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Unknown How to terrify such as are entirely unacquainted with the Nature of Phosphorus writing and drawing on walls, glowing in the dark, lighting a match
Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
Unknown Die gehorsamen Streichhölzer matches in water with heads toward center, the move out in star formation
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 11) 173
Antonio Molini Das furchtsame Streichhölzchen rubber-banded match shoots out when ignited
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 93
Unknown Streichholz-Rätsel layout puzzle
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 31
Talmi Bellachini Ein Streichholzscherz burning a match with its head down without burning oneself
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4) 62
Unknown Ein Licht anzünden, ohne dessen Docht zu berühren No. 3, blowing out a candle an igniting a match by being only near the wick
Der Amateurzauberer 158
Antonio Molini Ein Zündholz mit einem Tropfen Wasser anzuzünden "lighting a match with a drop of water"
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 159
Unknown To Lift Three Matches with One
The Modern Conjurer 301
Unknown A Bridge of Matches
The Modern Conjurer 314
Unknown Das magnetische Streichhölzchen match moves by itself, blowing
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 6) 93
Carl Willmann Die verschwindenden Streichhölzchen matches vanish, slipped under finger ring
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 62
A. J. Die Streichholzschachtel im Dienste der Magie uses of match box in magic tricks, back palm with matchbox
1. appearing silk
2. vanishing silik
3. color change with matchbox cover as secret tube
4. matchboxes travel from one hat to another
5. vanishing matches
6. coin travels from box to box
7. double color changing silk in rolled up paper, silk to paper streamer
8. appearing spring flowers
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 7) 101
Unknown The Mysterious Match match blown out through sleeve
The Art of Magic 332
Tom Sellers Escapo match through matchbox
Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers Match Divination spectator removes matches, performer divines number of remaining matches
Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers A Novel Match Box and Die Trick multiple out one out of six prediction
Variations Tricks That Work 16
Oswald Rae Box of Matches and Silk silk appears then it changes places with matches in a matchbox
More Practical Patter 17
Laurie Ireland Improved Giant Match from Purse
Ireland Writes a Book 12
Lu Brent Matches of Jinx Single match is lit up, multiplies into two, three or even four lit matches
Novel Magic 10
Lu Brent A Match Box Melange Dollar bill vanishes, travels to matchbox that was previously full of matches (matches have vanished, leaving only the bill)
Novel Magic 11
Lu Brent He Watches the Matches Three matchboxes, one full two empty. Matchbox monte routine, ending is all three boxes are empty (rattle box)
Novel Magic 13
Harry Valcarte The Reverso Match match reverses in fist, head always on other side
Expert Manipulative Magic 36
Tom Sellers Match Monte finding burnt match between fingers
Quick Tricks 4
Theodore Annemann, John Northern Hilliard More Higher Magic match is tossed to ceiling and hangs there on head
Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 87
John Goodrum A Coin, A Match, And A Thimble head of match broken off, placed on coin and covered with thimble, restores back on match
Related toVariations You'd be Surprised 58
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Inverted Match Through Fist match turns over as it is pushed through fist
The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 38
Frank N. Dodd The Double Steal number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Related toAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 244
Edward Victor A Match Divination divination of amount of selected matches
Related to Magic of the Hands 114
William H. McCaffrey The Jumping Match or Toothpick
Related to Greater Magic 830
Unknown A Pretty Match Flourish "The effect is that of a lighted match suddenly materializing in the air."
Greater Magic 826
Unknown The Tricky Thumble match appears under thimble with gag presentation
Greater Magic 832
Unknown The Floating Match up and down on top of matchbox
Greater Magic 830
Unknown Striking a Match in the Air flourish
Greater Magic 828
Harry Stern Equine Matchistry creating horse figure out of paper matches
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
Unknown The Linking Matches between the fingers and thumbs, two methods
Greater Magic 827
Unknown It Strikes Again burnt match can be used again
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 271
Unknown The Travelling Matches hand to hand
Greater Magic 825
Unknown The Flying Matches matches from matchbook to pocket
Greater Magic 829
Unknown Vanishing Matches vanishing from box
Greater Magic 830
Martin Gardner Color Trouble head of paper match changes color
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 275
Unknown Divination with Matches number of matches moved is divined by performer
Greater Magic 827
George Sutcliffe, Tom Sellers Repel-Attract matches move apart between fingers, rubber tubing
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
Frank Chapman Again - The Cigarette from Nowhere cigarette and match appear, miming to roll a cigarette, see Chapman "More Odds & Ends" for credits
Related to Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 4
Franklin M. Chapman Impromptu Match Routine
  • blowing match out through sleeve
  • burnt match head pops off, invisible hair
  • vanish of pieces
  • jumbo match appears
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 12) 3
Paul Lesser Light That Was blowing match out through sleeve with new method
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
Franklin M. Chapman Match-Ic Numbers number appears on head of match, mental calculation
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
William Larsen For Magi Only! vanish of matches
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7) 3
Abril Lamarque Match Gag gag in which match doesn't go out and is then put in pocket lightened
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 498
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Tips on thin coins, matches and gamblers
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 11) 4
George Delaney Flame in Duplicate match lights twice
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 88) 553
R. C. Buff Match Hypocrisy
Related to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 615
Joseph Ovette Match-Ic Manipulation five matches vanish and appear in matchbox
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8) 3
Al Baker The Flying Match Head
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 262
J. B. Ward Shooting the Match match and match box configuration on table, one match leaning against another shoots away
After the Dessert 11
Tom Sellers Giant Match Trick match grows under handkerchief
Condensed Conjuring 13
Unknown Match Folder Wager bet that spectator cannot light twenty matches in a row with one strike
After the Dessert 10
Unknown The Nazi Cross gag
After the Dessert 11
Martin Gardner Lighting a Match Twice multiple methods
After the Dessert 8
Paul LePaul Color Changing Heads
After the Dessert 9
T. Nelson Downs Matchless Digits three matches disappear and reappear in bare hands
Select Secrets 30
Laurie Ireland Matchless Magic match is blown out normally and second one through the sleeve, then both are relighted and when blown at one both go out
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 4
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler burnt match vanishes and appears in spectator's hand among unburnt matches
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 66
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha word play bet with a coin and three matches
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 11) 41
Tom Sellers The Match Jumper jumps from hand into air
Magical Mixture 12
Al O'Hagan Allow Me matchbook opens and a match stands up on it's own
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 210
Earl Morgan Rising Flame flame from match floats up to light cigarette
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 15
Byron Churchill First Fumes performer mimes rolling a cigarette, lights a match and later blows smoke from his mouth
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 187
John Batton Striking Experiment matchbook put in water, matches can still be ignited
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Jean Hugard The Long and Short of It "A Sure Force"
forcing an object by letting the spectator selects a match, short piece and normal match
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Popper Upper match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it twice, match vanishes in the end
Related toVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 176
Richard Himber Paper Match Throwing match landing on the side, bar bet
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 118
Al Cohn Betcha holding a burning paper match upside down for 50 seconds
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 132
John R. Boyko, John McCormick Blitz-Match winning game
Related to
  • correction on page 154
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 149
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match Puzzle eleven matches, triangle
Related to
  • page 171 for the solution
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 167
Unknown Rising and Falling Match match floats up and down in filled bottle
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 71
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh Match Routine two matches appear, travel, ..
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 65
Richard Himber Match on Edge match on edge stunt with new method
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 70
P. T. Selbit Match through Safety Pin
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 68
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler match travels into spectator's hand
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 63
Herb Runge Wholly Smokes! routine with cigarette and match, glass of wine appears and disappears under a handkerchief, bill to cigarette
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 70) 284
Paul Morris Three in One
Inspired byAlso published here Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 61
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off (This will burn 'em up) with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here Six-Trix for 1944 6
Tom Bowyer Match Vanish after lighting a cigarette
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 46
Tom Fitzgerald A Cute Betcha match balancing on edge of a match, everything is covered under a glass, removing match without touching anything
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 217
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt match
Related to Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 88
Paul Morris Three In One
Inspired byAlso published here My Best 181
Shaman Shaman's Lucifers two matchboxes, in one the matches are burnt, then they change places with the unburnt matches in the other matchbox
Related to
  • Stuart Robson's "Tips on Flashpaper"
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Milbourne Christopher A Match Tip a burning match is split in two
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 327
Jean Hugard Cigar Gas gag with cigar and match
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 12) 119
Unknown A Light Interlude match goes out repeatedly just as a cigarette is about to be lit, same if spectator tries (chemically)
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 165
Richard Lindahl Psychic Match Mystery card is selected which has the same value as the amount of secretly moved matches
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 9
Francis J. Rigney More Matches single match becomes a fan of several matches
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
Bruce Elliott No Time Lost back in time presentation, a match is broken in a handkerchief, the other matches are ignited in the box, then everything is back to normal, the match used to ignite the other matches burns a second time
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 437
Milbourne Christopher Match to Dollar rebuilding "Match to Flower"
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 184
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite
The First Book of William 42
J. B. Bobo Match Penetration between thumb and first finger of both hands
Watch This One! 115
Francis Carlyle Decapitation head of match is scratched off, reappears, lights
Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 57
Unknown Match Puzzle
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 484
Louis Tannen Flash Flower match to flower routine
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 529
Frederick Mosteller Thesis named number appears on burnt match
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 118) 475
U. F. Grant Rising and Vanishing Match match rises out of matchbox, vanishes in handkerchief
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 7
Unknown The Fifteen Match-Sticks Puzzle game/puzzle
The Fine Art of Magic 279
Paul Draylin Double Lite
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 584
Kenny Grosse Flashpaper idea
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 658
U. F. Grant Two on a Match match blown out, yet can still ignite flash paper which then ignites match again
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 11
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill miraskill with matches
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 581
Unknown Grasshopper Matches jumping match
Over the Coffee Cups 10
Unknown Have a Light match balanced on finger and strike match behind ear
Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Rocket Matches match zooms across the room, gag
Over the Coffee Cups 12
Unknown, Jerry Lukins Mike and Ike matches in bottle with water sink and come back up again
Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown Match, Nickel, and Glass match balanced on edge of coin is moved, under glass
Over the Coffee Cups 25
Fred Peterson Match Head Amputation in spectator's hand
Over the Coffee Cups 16
Unknown Floating Match burning match, behind fingers
Over the Coffee Cups 9
Unknown Strike Match on Bill igniting match with Dollar bill
Over the Coffee Cups 4
Unknown Happy Birthday practical joke with matches
Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Kiddie Kar practical joke with matches
Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown The Three Bears joke with matches
Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown Match Penetration - 1 classic
Over the Coffee Cups 12
Unknown Match Penetration - 2 with paper matches, visual
Over the Coffee Cups 13
Dr. Boris Zola Doc Zola's Magnet Routine matches penetrate card, with matchbook
Over the Coffee Cups 13
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 699
John Howie Pyromaniac with two paper matches and flash paper
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
U. F. Grant Atomic Energy fire explosion in glass
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
Russell Swann The Photographic Match No. 36, Card is selected, match is lit and when extinguished, name of card appears on head of match
Related to Scarne on Card Tricks 65
Jerry Hornak Mysterious Cigarette and Match Production production of cigarette and match, match is ignited on palm of the hand
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 2
Jack Yeager Anti-Gravity Match matches stick to matchbook
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 8
Jack Yeager Pull Thru Matches different method
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 8
George Goldberg Matchum
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 225) 900
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"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 6
Will Baffel The Girl with the Eggs puzzle with matches
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 232) 929
Walter Essman It Floats match floats in front of hand
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 265) 1061
Walter Essman Matchic match book with two matches, match is broken and restored, then burnt and new again, the second match is found burnt in the match book eventually
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1018
Unknown The Very Peripatetic Paddle paddle move and routine with knife and pieces of paper and matches
Classic Secrets of Magic 46
Walter Essman Made Match piece of wood is transformed into a match, in two steps
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 282) 1127
Martin Gardner Mity Match two paper match routines, vanishing / appearing spots on match
  • Multiplying Spots
  • Diminishing Spots
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 25
Karrell Fox A Striking Interlude jokes with exploding match, chainsmoker and getting hump on back because of smoking Camel
Kornfidentially Yours 14
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one
Related toVariationsAlso published here Minds in Close-Up 9
David E. Kirk Ireland Giant Match from the Coat Gag as Kirk the Magician
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 44
Martin Gardner Matches intro
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
James G. Thompson Jr., Verne Chesbro, William H. McCaffrey, Gerald Kosky Strike One longer routine with matchbooks and matches, matchbook appears, match penetrates card, color of head change color, paddle routine, prediction of amount of matches and eventually matches transform into salt
Related to Top Secrets of Magic 44
Unknown The Tramps and Chickens Using matches to tell story of tramps stealing chickens, matches seem to travel from hand to hand
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 56
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here The Best in Magic 223
Frank N. Dodd Frank Dodd's Prediction Number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Also published here Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 43
Unknown The Three Heaps Start with three heaps of matches, magician can (without looking) form a single pile of matches equal a number called out by spectator
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Fred DeMuth Match Folder Mind-reading Divine thought of number with matchbook of twenty matches, spectator is instructed to tear out matches in some mathematical way
Also published here Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Unknown The Purloined Objects Penny, ring, key distributed to three spectators. Each spectator then takes a number of matches corresponding to some rules, magician then divines who has which object
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 57
Jack Yates Yates' Four-Object Divination three matches facing one way and one match facing the opposite way. After moving matches around, magician correctly can divine which is the reversed match without looking
Inspired byAlso published here Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 66
Laurie Ireland Three Lights on a Match lit match is blown out and placed into water for five seconds, then it can be lit again, repeated
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 15
Welsh Miller Cards and Matches cups and balls type routine with tips of matches under three cards
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 189
Al Hancuff Satan's Satin matches inside matchbox change into ribbon
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 29
Tony Corinda No. 24. Matches or Cigarettes prediction of the amount of spectator's cigarettes or matches
The Swami Gimmick 24
Tony Corinda (17) The Matchbox Mystery amount of matches are removed, the reminder is predicted
Predictions 121
Bobby Bernard Bookmatch Card Index on burnt match head appears name of selection, index
Related to Magic in Miniature 4
Punx (30) Strike a Light match is marked an put back in matchbox, light goes out and performer strikes the initialed match and gives it to the right person, luminous paint
Mediumistic Stunts 300
Walter Rollins The Time Machine time machine themed routine
  • small deck changes into large one (Micro Macro)
  • red and blacks separate
  • burnt matches
  • torn and restored bills
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 37
John Murray 20-16=7 match puzzle
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 237
Win Beaver Match-A-Magic spectator removes amount of matches, one match is burnt and number of removed matches appears on head of match
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 354) 244
Lu Brent Jumping Match split match on business card, jumping from side to side
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 241
Orville Wayne Meyer Match-O-Matic three people, amount of matches is divined
Still More Miracles in Mentalism 56
Leo Behnke 20 Plus 1 burnt match appears back attached in matchbook, matches counted in the beginning
Entertaining Close Up 10
Max Malini Matching Matches spectator and performer remove some amount of matches from matchbox
Variations Malini and His Magic 78
Nate Leipzig The Stretching Match
Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 151
Paul Marcus A Southern Exposure three selections are found with matches
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 341
Nate Leipzig Vanish of the Matches matches vanish and appear in handkerchief
Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 150
Ben Christopher Foregone Conclusion six matches, spectator choses any number of matches, number predicted by die in matchbox
Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 72
Bento Sympathetic Matches two paddles, name appears, four matches from a matchbook separately on a handkerchief join in one corner with the paddle as cover, the matches are placed in a stand and are covered, they vanish and reappear in the matchbook
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 127
Unknown Match Puzzle see p. 144 for solution
Related to
  • p. 172 for George Blake suggestion
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 132
George Blake Match Up climax for match puzzle in which matches are in both fists head up and down
Inspired by
  • item in Magigram, Nov/Dec 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 174
Aaron Wainer Floating Match in Bottle lighted match floats in bottle
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 308
Hans G. Stumpf, George Leitmayr Match Sword Box coin in matchbox is penetrated by six matches
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 91
Dai Vernon Chinese Matches "ten count"
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 78
Unknown Anti-Gravico hydrostatic bottle, match slides in from below, then slides back down
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 342
Alan Shaxon Burning Match taking a lit match from the jacket, gimmick
My Kind of Magic 8
Harvey Rosenthal Match Go matches travel from one matchbook to another, see p. 415 for credit information
Related to
  • The Gen (June 1961)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 379
Charlie Miller The Delicate Touch of Charlie Miller signed paper napkin transposes with matches in matchbox, using the DeLand fake
Related toAlso published here The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 2) 7
Charlie Miller Miller Revisited
Related to The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 11) 54
Arthur Setterington 20th Century Matchboxes several matchboxes, matches from one matchbox travel into an empty matchbox
Straight Line Mysteries 40
Unknown La Cerilla Acrobata match pushed through tube, turns over
Aprenda Ud. Magia 27
Juan Tamariz Cerillas Electricas electric matches, joke
Aprenda Ud. Magia 85
Unknown La Cerilla Viajera match travels back in matchbook, attached to other matches
Aprenda Ud. Magia 23
Unknown II. Match Vanish thumb tip handling
Close-up Cavalcade 52
Arthur Emerson Match Weight four matchbooks, spectator removes a match from one, performer divines it, then matches vanish from a matchbooks
Close-up Cavalcade 161
Charlie Miller Match Maneuvers signed napkin transposes with matches in matchbox
Related toAlso published here Close-up Cavalcade 107
Unknown The Broken Match Restored classic, with handkerchief
Tricks with Handkerchiefs 6
Eric Mason Uriker match slowly breaks in half
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1) 7
Karl Fulves Sleight of Crime four coins in four matchboxes, spectator secretly removes on coin and mixes the matchboxes, a match is light and goes out in front of the empty box, then the date of the coin is revealed
Close-Up Mental Magic 36
Martin Gardner With Magnets picking up metal things with match, see also p. 834 for clarification, p. 874 for obtaining magnets
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 829
Martin Gardner Fish Layout Puzzle
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 776
Stephen Minch Nervous Matches small items on table move, invisible thread
Mind & Matter 35
T. Nelson Downs The Reversing Match Match reverses when pushed through hand
Variations Magic With Faucett Ross 182
Stewart Judah Penta-Match match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 853
Unknown Cerillas Resucitadas
Magia en el Bar 76
Rick Johnsson Christopher's Match Revisited four-phase routine, match torn out of matchbook, rest burned, then unburned travels back, matched travel from hand to hand
Another Close-up Cavalcade 83
Unknown Dollar Matches box of matches shown, dollar bill rolled to tube, matches poured out, bill vanishes and reappears from match box
Another Close-up Cavalcade 97
Unknown, Alex Elmsley, Tony Faro, Ed Schuman Festive Fun a coin puzzle by Alex Elmsley and by Tony Faro, logic puzzles, making smoke powder by burning a striking surface, match problems by Tony Faro, medium card revelation, a number puzzle by Ed Schuman and how to stick a bottle on a wall

Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 192
Karl Fulves Things Equal "Math Trix"
match puzzle
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1058
Unknown Cerilla-X match is marked on one side and thrown on the table, mark side is up, gag or bar bet
Magia en el Bar 75
Unknown Match Transpo box full of burnt matches transposes with unburnt matches
Another Close-up Cavalcade 101
Unknown Salt and Matches salt in hand transposes with matches in matchbox
Another Close-up Cavalcade 102
Martin Gardner Penetrating Matches match through match between fingers
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 936
David Berglas Match Replay paper is ignited with blown out match, then paper is blown out and match burns again
The David Berglas File No. 1 13
Patrick Page The Vanishing Match
Also published here The Big Book of Magic 171
Jim Ryan The Static Matches match jumps in the air when touched by second match
Lecture Notes Bar Magic 1
Warren Stephens Matchless matches appear in empty matchbook
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 83
Karl Fulves Testing the Power of Misdirection empty packet of matches is waved over hand, a full one appears
The Magic Book 23
Jim Ryan The Broken and Restored Match three pieces, one is thrown away and returns to hand, eventually match is restored
Lecture Notes Bar Magic 2
Harry Lorayne The Headless Match torn and restored paper match
The Magic Book 241
Fred Robinson, Jan Heins Where There's Smoke
  • cigarette rolls over the table and back, version where it rolls to on side.
  • light a match with a cigarette and smoke it (Jan Heins)
  • cigarette is smoked through without any ash falling off
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 489
Jim Ryan Off with its Head! invisible hair, head of match pops off
Lecture Notes Bar Magic 2
Harry Lorayne The Traveling Match match travels back to matchbook, all other matches have been burnt
The Magic Book 245
Karl Fulves Routined Magic match puzzle, then coin penetrates upwards through table into match box, example for routining two things
The Magic Book 27
Fred Robinson, Peter Wentworth, Wally Boyce Where There's Smoke
  • jumping match
  • match puzzle, breaking it with one hand
  • puzzle, match head falls off
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 609
Fred Robinson, Bob Hamilton Where There's Smoke
  • bar bet with a match box
  • matchbox and coin, divine if heads or tails, stooge
  • match in hand, matchbox balanced on back of the hand, box is tossed and match ignited
  • remove flame from lighter to light cigarette, gag
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 588
Karrell Fox, Fred Robinson, Martin Breese, Fred Snooks Where There's Smoke
  • smoking thumb, by inhaling smoke of a match (sent in by Martin Breese)
  • smoke a matchbox
  • split a burning match to give fire
  • extinguish a match by blowing in the opposite sleeve, paper match (Karrel Fox)
  • joke, matches and water (Fred Snooks)
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 603
John Cornelius Fireworks "Curiosities"
lit match is placed behind back and comes out out (gag), then in repeat it comes out lit again
The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1181
Derek Dingle Flash Coins four coins in box, four matches visibly change into the coins one by one and in coin box are the burnt matches
The Chronicles (Issue 5) 1105
Karl Fulves Things Equal No. 21, after some handling, matches outside the matchbox and inside equal, repeat phase in which matches multiply
Self-Working Mental Magic 31
Tom Mullica It's Match-ic
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 217
Oscar Pladek The Reunited Match in spectator's hand
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 758
Karl Fulves Notes Sarles story about driving a match into wood, linking rings with alternative objects (phone wire, tires), psychics and spirit raps story by Jay Weiler
The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1282
Karrell Fox The "Holy-Head" Match blowing a match out that is held over the head with paper matches
Another Book 61
John Fealey Smokey smoke from mouth, with match, smoking thumb
The Talon (Issue 4) 40
Unknown Quicker Than the Eye match penetrates opened paper clip, optical illusion
Elastrix 18
Lewis Ganson Other Routines using other props for "Two in the hands..." routines
  • Cigarettes
  • Matches
  • Coins
  • Dice
  • Miniature Models
  • Toys
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 32
Dennis Marks Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 347
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm thumb tip
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 356
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 2
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off same as Hot Head, not explained
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 23
Les Johnson Awestruck
The Talon (Issue 6) 80
Bob Hummer This Is It twenty cards in a row, spectator selects amount of matches and signs the corresponding card on the the face, on the back of the card is written "This is It" and the correct number of selected matches
Inspired byRelated to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 30
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 63
Unknown The Jumping Match No. 20, match jumps when touched with other match
Self-Working Table Magic 22
Unknown It Floats! No. 75, toothpick / match sticks to hand and floats behind fingers
Self-Working Table Magic 92
Mike Caveney Half a Light torn and restored match
Magicomedy 37
Unknown Who Pays the Bills? No. 18, bar bet, matches broken in half, one who takes the last one has to pay, favorite of Nate Leipzig
Self-Working Table Magic 20
Unknown The Penetrating Matches No. 21, between the fingers and thumb
Self-Working Table Magic 23
Unknown Primitive Calculator puzzle with matches
Interlocutor (Issue 45) 178
Unknown Euclid's Triangle No. 10, puzzle, forming eight triangles with six matches
Self-Working Table Magic 15
Unknown Squaring the Square No. 11
Self-Working Table Magic 16
Unknown Four Square No. 12
Self-Working Table Magic 16
Unknown The Roman Equation No. 13, roman numbers, changing point of view
Self-Working Table Magic 17
Unknown A Fish Story No. 14, match puzzle, fishes has to swim in other direction by moving some matches
Self-Working Table Magic 17
Unknown Tipsy Cocktail No. 15, match puzzle, glass with four matches and an olive inside, moving two matches to remove olive from glass
Self-Working Table Magic 18
Unknown The Little House No. 16, Ann Ten, match Puzzle
Self-Working Table Magic 19
Unknown World's Strongest? No. 17, lifting a matchbox with two fingers on a cigarette box, first and little finger
Self-Working Table Magic 19
Unknown Matching Matches No. 19, off-beat divination of selected amount of matches, "as many as you plus enough more to make X"
Self-Working Table Magic 21
Karl Fulves Zombie Match book of matches rises behind a handkerchief and floats, in the end one of the matches lights spontaneously
Wireless II 38
Tom Mullica Schizophrenia crazy cigarette - match - potpourri
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 75
Reinhard "Stutt" Stuttman Chinese Numbers party stunt with matched
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 7) 658
Gene Anderson Son of Morning burning match vanishes in fist
Fork Full of Appetizers 53
Stephen Tucker Star of Wonder match puzzle as revelation of star sign with ESP symbols
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 390
Sid Lorraine Apocalypse Variations Or Additions party stunt
Related to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 767
Unknown Striking a Match Magically! No. 23, flourish
101 Psychic Tests 7
Mark Weston Repeat Burned Match lit match reappears in match book
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 10) 1116
Pascal Monmoine Match Missile building a match missile
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1234
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
Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 115
Patrick Page The Lighted Match Vanish
Related toAlso published here Book of Thumb Tips 14
Unknown The Light Touch effects and gags with match, cigarette, silk that bounces back from floor
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Unknown Miscellaneous Forces
  • forcing four cards with (re)dealing
  • odd-even number of things to force one of two spectators (matches or corners of newspaper)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 30
Martin Lewis Fired! Match can be relit a few times
Martin's Miracles 148
Mark Vincent Sessions with Mark Vincent paddle move routine with arrow on match, then match turns into matchbook
Gimmick (Issue 1) 5
Gaëtan Bloom The Bloom vs. Kulagina Match all matches jump out of box, invisible thread
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 46
Gary Hipp Scorcher match burns and apparently performer forgets it, it burns without burning the fingers
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 323
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Twice Lit match torn out of match book is lit, blown out, lit again, vanishes and reappears attached inside
When Creators Collide... 20
Martin Gardner Burned, Restored, Unrestored Match restoring burned match
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 24
Christoph Borer 4. Der geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is lit
Also published here Seminarheft 8
Fantasio Feuerzeug zu Streichholz match is removed from a non-working lighter and ignited
Fantasio 10
Mark Sicher A Perfect Match broken and restored match routine
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 2) 1
Christoph Borer 3. Der Geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is lit
Also published here Seminarheft 22
Dan Harlan Spread 'Em matchbook with four matches, matches are piled up and then spread still attached to the matchbook
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1) 8
Jay Sankey Fiery Reunion lit match is broken and restored
100% Sankey 42
Unknown Matchless floating match
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 639
Ken Krenzel Turn-Tail Match match turns over when pushed through fist
Inspired by Close-up Impact! 28
Rocco Silano Match to Cigarette match slowly and visually changes into lit cigarette
If it fits... Sleeve it! 31
John Carney Suicide Match matchbox opens itself and match slides out
Carneycopia 128
Michael Weber Moxie monte with match boxes, one is filled, in the end the game is only played with two boxes, matches appear in box which was put away before
Related to Life Savers 44
Russ Burns Matchbook Assembly four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath one
VariationsAlso published here Garrett Does The U.K. 9
Dan Garrett Matchbook Assembly Plus four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath one, last match is lit and burnt match then appears under matchbook
Inspired byAlso published here Garrett Does The U.K. 11
Roger Klause Smokeless vanish of lit match, then lit cigarette, thumb tip handling details
Variations Roger Klause: In Concert 15
Bob Ostin The Lucifer Load dice stacking with match box cover, here only final load of many matches
Also published here Profile (Issue 9) 10
Tomo Maeda Match Transposition match is torn out of matchbook and lit, it transposes with all the unlit matches in the matchbook
Five Times Five - Japan 39
Russ Burns Matchbook Assembly four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath one
Also published here Garrett In The U.S.A. 9
Dan Garrett Matchbook Assembly Plus four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath one, last match is lit and burnt match then appears under matchbook
Also published here Garrett In The U.S.A. 11
Richard Bartram, Jr. Match Made in Heaven match stands up in match box, then floats between hands
Mystification 83
Unknown The Mysterious Cross mark appears on spectator's hand, with match
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 61
Patrick Page Das Streichholz-Wunder
Also published here Lecture Patrick Page 45
Michael Close Bloom On Your Hand matchbook cover stands on edge (I.T.R.), match animation
Workers Number 4 32
William H. McCaffrey The Newlywed Match Trick paddle effect with paper matches and story
More Greater Magic 1111
Chad Long Insta-Match match touched to striking surface lights, when touched on other side goes out
The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume One 14
Dennis Marks Two Strikes
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2426
Alexander de Cova, Jean Merlin Triple Transposition two card transposition with one card in wallet, repeat, then card becomes bill, in wallet are matches and in matchbox the folded card
Inspired by
  • Jean Merlin (Braunmüller's Intermagic)
Secrets No. 1 53
Angelo Carbone Striking Art performer removes match from drawn matchbox on a pad and strikes it on striking surface on paper
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 9
Fantasio "Todsicheres" Produzieren eines brennenden Streichholzes out when produced match is not burning, match changes to lighter
Fantasio 25
Joe Rindfleisch The Stretching Paper Match
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2527
Marc Paul, Anthony Owen Matchmaker two signed matches travel back in the hand, then they fuse together
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 1
Yuji Yamamoto Perfekter Alladin Streichholz appearing burning match, building the holder
Ideen von Yuji Yamamoto 8
Michael Skinner Taking Our Lumps applications for sticking things behind table edge: broken and restored match, dice transformation (to sugar)
Classic Sampler 16
Steve Blencoe Tenkai Joe Tenkai Pennies with matches
The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 287
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Bonfire matches in shot glass start to burn by themselves, chemical
Related to
  • "The Art of Eddie Joseph"
Ah-ha! 60
Richard Bartram, Jr. Burning a Big One after burnt match appears back in matchbook, matchbook bursts into flames
Trephine 113
Karl Fulves Lighter "Unsolved Mysteries"
match pushed into tray of matches, tray clings to match, posed as a problem
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 177
Unknown Matching Matches "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
equation with matches
The Fine Print (Issue 8) 246
Joshua Jay A Striking Appearance Matchbox contains only one match. Match is lit and waved over fist, magician produces fistful of matches
Magic Atlas 28
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is lit
Also published here Anam Cara 23
Marty Kane Card Craps two sets of Ace through Six are shuffled and dealt into pairs, all equal 7
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 146
Milbourne Christopher The Flying Match
Mastering the Art of Magic 188
Simon Lovell Matchbox Betcha number of matches in matchbox divined, mathematical
Son of Simon Says! 121
Bob Ostin The 'Lucifer' Load dice stacking with only outside cover of match box bent into tube, final load many matches
Also published here Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 247
Daniel Garcia No Smoking Unburnt match reattaches onto matchbook filled with burnt matches, smoke produced from mouth
Next 2
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is lit
Also published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 12
Martin Gardner Match Ace layout puzzle
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 264
Jay Sankey A Match By Any Other Name... Lit match used to set all the matches in a matchbook on fire. Original match is restored, and then whole matchbook is restored to original condition
Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Memorable Images) 11
Al Baker Card and Safety Match Trick name of card appears on tip of burned match
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 686
Barry Julien Unburnt Lit match restored to new match
Random Acts of Magic 234
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is lit
Also published here Compilation 24
Christoph Borer 3. Der geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is lit
Also published here Compilation 159
Karl Fulves Match Maker layout puzzle about making words out of matches
Prolix (Issue 2) 94
Karl Fulves Squarersville layout puzzle
Prolix (Issue 3) 153
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Blinded Reach into the air and produce a lit match
Organic 32
Dan Buck, Dave Buck, John Bodine, Daniel Garcia, Michael Feldman Resurrection Restrike a burnt match, match is seen to visually restore
Organic 27
Daniel Garcia No Smoking Unburnt match vanishes and travels into matchbook (attached inside), disappears under smoke produced from mouth
Limited 20
Pekka Gunst Reindeer Puzzle match puzzle
Secret Agenda (Issue May 28) 159
David Acer Rematch match lighted, it changes back to unburnt, then vanishes and is back in matchbook, traveling back in time presentation
Also published here
  • Genii, May 2006
More Power to You 75
Patrick Page God Bless Cardini gag to strike a match on the shoe
Magic Page by Page 288
Ken Brooke Another OOOOOOOHH! gag, bundle of matches are ignited at once
Magic Page by Page 293
Gene Anderson Vanishing Match vanish of burning match
A. Performance
B. Gene's script
Related to Gene Anderson - The Book 39
Unknown Matches matchstick puzzle
Hidden Agenda (Issue May 14) 138
Ben Hart A Shot in the Dark in a dark room a spectator lights the only fresh match from a matchbox of burnt matches
The Darkest Corners 9