416 entries in Match & Matchbox / Match
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
Unknown Die gehorsamen Streichhölzer matches in water with heads toward center, the move out in star formation
Nov. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 11) 173
Antonio Molini Das furchtsame Streichhölzchen rubber-banded match shoots out when ignited
June 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 93
Unknown Streichholz-Rätsel layout puzzle
Feb. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 31
Talmi Bellachini Ein Streichholzscherz burning a match with its head down without burning oneself
Apr. 1899 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
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 158
Antonio Molini Ein Zündholz mit einem Tropfen Wasser anzuzünden "lighting a match with a drop of water"
Oct. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 159
Unknown To Lift Three Matches with One
1902 The Modern Conjurer 301
Unknown A Bridge of Matches
1902 The Modern Conjurer 314
Carl Willmann Die verschwindenden Streichhölzchen matches vanish, slipped under finger ring
Apr. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 62
Unknown Das magnetische Streichhölzchen match moves by itself, blowing
June 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 6) 93
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
July 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 7) 101
Unknown The Mysterious Match match blown out through sleeve
1909 The Art of Magic 332
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Paraffinade tändstickor utan svafel och fosfor. No. 6, deck of playing cards changes to matchbox, match is balanced on box and then broken and restored in handkerchief
1926 Magische Miniaturen 25
Tom Sellers Escapo match through matchbox
1927 Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers Match Divination spectator removes matches, performer divines number of remaining matches
1927 Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers A Novel Match Box and Die Trick multiple out one out of six prediction
Variations 1927 Tricks That Work 16
Oswald Rae Box of Matches and Silk silk appears then it changes places with matches in a matchbox
1929 More Practical Patter 17
Laurie Ireland Improved Giant Match from Purse
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 12
Lu Brent Matches of Jinx Single match is lit up, multiplies into two, three or even four lit matches
1932 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)
1932 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)
1932 Novel Magic 13
Harry Valcarte The Reverso Match match reverses in fist, head always on other side
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 36
Unknown A Match Gag "used by Maurice"
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 2
Silent Mora Comedy Gag spectator given a lit match and then forgotten about
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 3
Tom Sellers Match Monte finding burnt match between fingers
1935 Quick Tricks 4
Theodore Annemann, John Northern Hilliard More Higher Magic match is tossed to ceiling and hangs there on head
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 87
Frank N. Dodd The Double Steal number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Related toAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 244
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 1937 You'd be Surprised 58
Edward Victor A Match Divination divination of amount of selected matches
Related toVariations 1937 Magic of the Hands 114
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Inverted Match Through Fist match turns over as it is pushed through fist
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 38
Unknown The Travelling Matches hand to hand
1938 Greater Magic 825
Unknown A Pretty Match Flourish "The effect is that of a lighted match suddenly materializing in the air."
1938 Greater Magic 826
Unknown Divination with Matches number of matches moved is divined by performer
1938 Greater Magic 827
Unknown The Linking Matches between the fingers and thumbs, two methods
1938 Greater Magic 827
Unknown Striking a Match in the Air flourish
1938 Greater Magic 828
Unknown The Flying Matches matches from matchbook to pocket
1938 Greater Magic 829
William H. McCaffrey The Jumping Match or Toothpick
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 830
Unknown Vanishing Matches vanishing from box
1938 Greater Magic 830
Unknown The Floating Match up and down on top of matchbox
1938 Greater Magic 830
Unknown The Tricky Thumble match appears under thimble with gag presentation
1938 Greater Magic 832
Unknown It Strikes Again burnt match can be used again
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 271
Martin Gardner Color Trouble head of paper match changes color
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 275
Harry Stern Equine Matchistry creating horse figure out of paper matches
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
Paul Lesser Light That Was blowing match out through sleeve with new method
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
George Sutcliffe, Tom Sellers Repel-Attract matches move apart between fingers, rubber tubing
Variations 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
William Larsen For Magi Only! vanish of matches
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7) 3
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 1939 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
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 12) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Match-Ic Numbers number appears on head of match, mental calculation
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Unknown Wissen sie schon? might be Dr. Jaks, how to relight a struck match
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Paul Scheldon Unter Magischem Zwange two piles with different amount of matches, selected one is predicted
Related to 1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2) 3
Theodore Annemann Klein aber fein two matches are put cross-wise on table, match starts moving when selection is held above
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2) 9
Ottokar Fischer Das behexte Zündholz match is balanced upright on sleeve, table, shoulder etc.
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5) 17
Abril Lamarque Match Gag gag in which match doesn't go out and is then put in pocket lightened
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 498
George Delaney Flame in Duplicate match lights twice
Related to 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 88) 553
R. C. Buff Match Hypocrisy
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 615
Joseph Ovette Match-Ic Manipulation five matches vanish and appear in matchbox
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8) 3
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Tips on thin coins, matches and gamblers
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 11) 4
Hans "Severus" Ernst Magie mit Zündhölzer three tricks with matches
  • mathematical divination
  • growing match
  • producing smoke, burnt striking surface
Also published here
  • "The Magic Fan" July 1939.
1940 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 1) 15
Al Baker The Flying Match Head
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 262
Tom Sellers Giant Match Trick match grows under handkerchief
1941 Condensed Conjuring 13
Martin Gardner Lighting a Match Twice multiple methods
1941 After the Dessert 8
Paul LePaul Color Changing Heads
1941 After the Dessert 9
Unknown Match Folder Wager bet that spectator cannot light twenty matches in a row with one strike
1941 After the Dessert 10
J. B. Ward Shooting the Match match and match box configuration on table, one match leaning against another shoots away
1941 After the Dessert 11
Unknown The Nazi Cross gag
1941 After the Dessert 11
Hans "Severus" Ernst, Van Balen-Blanken, Edwin Leist-Bernini 3x1 three ideas with matches
1. balancing match on table
2. matches move by themselves, held between fingers (Van Balen-Blanken)
3. animated matches (Leist-Bernini)
Also published here
  • Van Balen-Blanken's "Magnetische Zundhölzchen" in "Magie" 1938.
1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 2&3) 17
Foscola Ein Streichholzscherz how to hold a burning match upside down for thirty seconds
Mar. 1941 La Baguette Magique (Issue 3) 7
A. F. Vickland A Match for You “thought-of” number (after a mathematical process) appears on head of a burnt match, mathematical force of four
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 5
Lloyd W. Chambers A Match Stretcher match changes to jumbo match
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 23
T. Nelson Downs Matchless Digits three matches disappear and reappear in bare hands
1941/49 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
1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 4
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 11) 41
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler burnt match vanishes and appears in spectator's hand among unburnt matches
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 66
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha word play bet with a coin and three matches
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Eddie Joseph Curing a Bad Habit cigarette and/or matches change into coin
1942 Coin and Money Magic 105
Unknown 7 kleine Tricks am Tisch
  • bet with matches
  • balancing a pencil
  • balancing three coins
  • balancing a glass on the table
  • coin penetrates filled beer glass and tabletop
  • magnetized cigarette
  • balancing a pencil, different method
Sep. 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 9) 3
Tom Sellers The Match Jumper jumps from hand into air
1943 Magical Mixture 12
Earl Morgan Rising Flame flame from match floats up to light cigarette
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 15
Richard Himber Paper Match Throwing match landing on the side, bar bet
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 118
Al Cohn Betcha holding a burning paper match upside down for 50 seconds
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 132
John R. Boyko, John McCormick Blitz-Match winning game
Related to
  • correction on page 154
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 149
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match Puzzle eleven matches, triangle
Related to
  • page 171 for the solution
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 167
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 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 176
Byron Churchill First Fumes performer mimes rolling a cigarette, lights a match and later blows smoke from his mouth
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 187
Al O'Hagan Allow Me matchbook opens and a match stands up on it's own
1943 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 210
John Batton Striking Experiment matchbook put in water, matches can still be ignited
June 1943 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
July 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler match travels into spectator's hand
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 63
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh Match Routine two matches appear, travel, ..
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 65
P. T. Selbit Match through Safety Pin
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 68
Richard Himber Match on Edge match on edge stunt with new method
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 70
Unknown Rising and Falling Match match floats up and down in filled bottle
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 71
Tom Fitzgerald A Cute Betcha match balancing on edge of a match, everything is covered under a glass, removing match without touching anything
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 217
Herb Runge Wholly Smokes! routine with cigarette and match, glass of wine appears and disappears under a handkerchief, bill to cigarette
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 70) 284
Tom Bowyer Match Vanish after lighting a cigarette
Apr. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 46
Paul Morris Three in One
Inspired byAlso published here Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 61
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt match
Related to Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 88
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off (This will burn 'em up) with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 6
Unknown Self-igniting Match brief
1944 The Art of Illusion 139
Paul Morris Three In One
Inspired byAlso published here 1945 My Best 181
Richard Lindahl Psychic Match Mystery card is selected which has the same value as the amount of secretly moved matches
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 9
Milbourne Christopher A Match Tip a burning match is split in two
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 327
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"
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Jean Hugard Cigar Gas gag with cigar and match
May 1945 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)
Nov. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 165
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
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 437
Milbourne Christopher Match to Dollar rebuilding "Match to Flower"
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 184
Francis J. Rigney More Matches single match becomes a fan of several matches
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
Francis Carlyle Decapitation head of match is scratched off, reappears, lights
1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 57
J. B. Bobo Match Penetration between thumb and first finger of both hands
1947 Watch This One! 115
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite
1947 The First Book of William 42
Frederick Mosteller Thesis named number appears on burnt match
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 118) 475
Unknown Match Puzzle
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 484
Louis Tannen Flash Flower match to flower routine
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 529
Unknown The Fifteen Match-Sticks Puzzle game/puzzle
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 279
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill miraskill with matches
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 581
Paul Draylin Double Lite
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 584
Kenny Grosse Flashpaper idea
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 658
U. F. Grant Rising and Vanishing Match match rises out of matchbox, vanishes in handkerchief
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 7
U. F. Grant Two on a Match match blown out, yet can still ignite flash paper which then ignites match again
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 11
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 699
John A. M. Howie Pyromaniac with two paper matches and flash paper
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
Unknown Strike Match on Bill igniting match with Dollar bill
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 4
Unknown Floating Match burning match, behind fingers
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 9
Unknown Grasshopper Matches jumping match
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 10
Unknown Happy Birthday practical joke with matches
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Have a Light match balanced on finger and strike match behind ear
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Kiddie Kar practical joke with matches
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Rocket Matches match zooms across the room, gag
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 12
Unknown Match Penetration - 1 classic
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 12
Unknown Match Penetration - 2 with paper matches, visual
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown, Jerry Lukins Mike and Ike matches in bottle with water sink and come back up again
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown The Three Bears joke with matches
Also published here 1949 Over the Coffee Cups 13
Dr. Boris Zola Doc Zola's Magnet Routine matches penetrate card, with matchbook
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 13
Fred Peterson Match Head Amputation in spectator's hand
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 16
Unknown Match, Nickel, and Glass match balanced on edge of coin is moved, under glass
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 25
U. F. Grant Atomic Energy fire explosion in glass
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
Walter Behm Wunder Stab wand is placed under handkerchief, silk cigarettes and burning match are produced, then wand vanishes
1949 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 1) 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 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 65
Hans Kaiser "Matchic" heads of two matches jump around
1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 87
Jerry Hornak Mysterious Cigarette and Match Production production of cigarette and match, match is ignited on palm of the hand
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 2
Jack Yeager The Flying Match match is torn from matchbook, vanishes and appears under napkin
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 6
Jack Yeager Anti-Gravity Match matches stick to matchbook
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 8
Jack Yeager Pull Thru Matches different method
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 8
George Goldberg Matchum
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 225) 900
Will Baffel The Girl with the Eggs puzzle with matches
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 232) 929
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
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1018
Walter Essman It Floats match floats in front of hand
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 265) 1061
Walter Essman Made Match piece of wood is transformed into a match, in two steps
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 282) 1127
Unknown The Very Peripatetic Paddle paddle move and routine with knife and pieces of paper and matches
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 46
Mayette Originelles Anzünden eines Streichholzes flourish way of lighting a match
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 1) 96
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Praktische Winke method to produce a burning match, matchbook as card stand and simple construction for a pull, see page 154 for illustrations
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 5) 147
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 1954 Minds in Close-Up 9
Martin Gardner Mity Match two paper match routines, vanishing / appearing spots on match
  • Multiplying Spots
  • Diminishing Spots
1954 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
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 14
Eddie Joseph The Broken Match Restored broken and restored match with handkerchief, to fool people who know common method
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 2
Eddie Joseph The Flame in the Bottle match is placed inside empty spirit bottle and flame and sound is produced, performer can repeat it but spectator will fail
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 4
Eddie Joseph Hot Money coin held over match catches fire
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 6
Eddie Joseph The Thin Man match turns over while pushed through fist, head on other side
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 8
Eddie Joseph The Aerial Match matches vanish one by one and reappear in matchbox
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 9
Eddie Joseph Hot Heads three heads of matches return to hand after being pushed in mouth and ear, finger ring hold out
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 16
Eddie Joseph Transmigration cigarette changes to match and back to cigarette, seated using a handkerchief
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 18
Unknown Der Kopf des Chinesen head of burnt match jumps off
1954 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 3) 195
Unknown Tricks mit Duoplast ideas with Duoplast, sticky magic with pencil, matched and cards
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 6) 374
David E. Kirk Ireland Giant Match from the Coat Gag as Kirk the Magician
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 44
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 223
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 toAlso published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 44
Frank N. Dodd Frank Dodd's Prediction Number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Also published here 1956 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
VariationsAlso published here 1956 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 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Martin Gardner Matches intro
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Unknown The Tramps and Chickens Using matches to tell story of tramps stealing chickens, matches seem to travel from hand to hand
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 56
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
1956 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 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 66
Otto "Sasso" Lutz Eine kleine Sache von grosser Wirkung gag with matches
1956 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 17 No. 2) 427
Welsh Miller Cards and Matches cups and balls type routine with tips of matches under three cards
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 189
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
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 15
Al Hancuff Satan's Satin matches inside matchbox change into ribbon
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 29
Tony Corinda No. 24. Matches or Cigarettes prediction of the amount of spectator's cigarettes or matches
1958 The Swami Gimmick 24
Tony Corinda (17) The Matchbox Mystery amount of matches are removed, the reminder is predicted
1958 Predictions 121
Bobby Bernard Bookmatch Card Index on burnt match head appears name of selection, index
Related to 1958 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
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 300
Martin Gardner Ein paar Streichhölzer instruction game with matches, three piles, center pile ends up with named number
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 2) 799
Jack Yates Vier Gegenstände 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
Also published here 1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 2) 805
Unknown Ein Mikro-Trick marked match is located among others, behind back
Related to 1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 3) 837
Walter B. Gibson, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) The Match Twister marked match is located among others, behind back, with notes by Ron Wohl
Related toAlso published here
  • in Walter B. Gibson's "Professional Magic for Amateurs"
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 5) 849
Unknown Zerbrochenes Streichholz match is broken apart inside handkerchief and then shown restored, different method
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 5) 859
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
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 37
John Murray 20-16=7 match puzzle
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 237
Orville Wayne Meyer Match-O-Matic three people, amount of matches is divined
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 56
Lu Brent Jumping Match split match on business card, jumping from side to side
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 241
Win Beaver Match-A-Magic spectator removes amount of matches, one match is burnt and number of removed matches appears on head of match
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 354) 244
Max Malini Matching Matches spectator and performer remove some amount of matches from matchbox
Variations 1962 Malini and His Magic 78
Leo Behnke 20 Plus 1 burnt match appears back attached in matchbook, matches counted in the beginning
1962 Entertaining Close Up 10
Nate Leipzig Vanish of the Matches matches vanish and appear in handkerchief
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 150
Nate Leipzig The Stretching Match
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 151
Paul Marcus A Southern Exposure three selections are found with matches
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 341
Ben Christopher Foregone Conclusion six matches, spectator choses any number of matches, number predicted by die in matchbox
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1966 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
1967 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
Nov. 1967 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
Apr. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 174
Bob Ostin The "Four-In-One" Routine coin changes to matches, coin flurry, coin changes to cigarette and lighter is produced
Inspired byVariations 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 17
Dai Vernon Chinese Matches "ten count"
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 78
Hans G. Stumpf, George Leitmayr Match Sword Box coin in matchbox is penetrated by six matches
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 91
Aaron Wainer Floating Match in Bottle lighted match floats in bottle
Dec. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 308
Eddie Joseph Match Mysteries chapter intro
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 161
Eddie Joseph Slow-Motion Squeeze Vanish under finger ring at back of hand
  • Single Match Vanish
  • Multiple Vanish
  • Twin Vanish
  • Resumé
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 161
Eddie Joseph Match Flight and Recovery vanish and recovery with cup, hide-out under finger ring
  • Flight "One"
  • Flight "Two"
  • Flight "Three"
  • Flight "Four"
  • Flight "Five"
  • Flight "Six"
  • The Recovery
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 167
Eddie Joseph Perpetual Matches another match vanish handling with hide-out under finger ring
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 174
Jack Bateman The Super Duper Safety Match head of match jumps from end to end
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 21
Walter J. Gydesen Matches! Matches!
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 70
Alan Shaxon Burning Match taking a lit match from the jacket, gimmick
1970 My Kind of Magic 8
Unknown Anti-Gravico hydrostatic bottle, match slides in from below, then slides back down
June 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 342
Harvey Rosenthal Match Go matches travel from one matchbook to another, see p. 415 for credit information
Related to
  • The Gen (June 1961)
Winter 1970 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 1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 2) 7
Charlie Miller Miller Revisited
Related to 1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 11) 54
Ken De Courcy Part one - Match Puzzles chapter intro
1971 At the Drop of a Match 4
Unknown Tantalising Cocktail layout puzzle
1971 At the Drop of a Match 4
Unknown Upstream - Downstream layout puzzle with fish
1971 At the Drop of a Match 5
Ken De Courcy Part two - Match Magic chapter intro
1971 At the Drop of a Match 6
Unknown The Nothing-to-do Match Trick two matches put in two fists, they (apparently) change orientation
Also published here
  • Magigram
1971 At the Drop of a Match 7
Ken De Courcy The Blowaway Suspension match box is opened upside down, matches stay inside drawer and drop on command
1971 At the Drop of a Match 8
Ken De Courcy The Ringed Match finger ring on match, match locket between first finger and thumb, hand is turned and when match comes back in view the ring vanished
1971 At the Drop of a Match 10
Unknown Back, Back and Restored match broken in three pieces, two in the hand one in the pocket sequence, restoration
1971 At the Drop of a Match 12
Unknown Witchwood match changes orientation in fist, vanish as climax
1971 At the Drop of a Match 14
Werner "Werry" Geissler Werry's Crazy Match Routine match changes orientation in fist several times, second match is shown and matches vanish
1971 At the Drop of a Match 16
Ken De Courcy Part Three - Match Mentalism chapter intro
1971 At the Drop of a Match 19
Unknown The Marked Match one of ten matches marked by spectator, all mixed in hat, performer finds it by touch
1971 At the Drop of a Match 19
Ken De Courcy The Last Match five matches in a row, spectator turns any one end for end, the chosen one is the match left after some instruction game
Inspired by
  • principle in "Hindu Shells" (Eddie Joseph)
1971 At the Drop of a Match 21
Unknown The Three Piles Divination start with three heaps of matches, magician can (without looking) form a single pile of matches equal a number called out by spectator
Also published here 1971 At the Drop of a Match 24
Norman Murray "The Escapologist" Walters Two Line Divination two rows of matches, some instructions given by performer, performer know amount of remaining matches
1971 At the Drop of a Match 25
Ken De Courcy Up or Down three matches in a row are turned by spectator, center one covered, performer divines orientation, mathematical monte
Inspired by
  • coin trick by Cliff Lount (Two in One)
1971 At the Drop of a Match 28
Ken De Courcy The Jackpot Matchbox divination of amount of selected matches
Inspired by 1971 At the Drop of a Match 30
Ken De Courcy Part Four - Match Gags chapter intro
1971 At the Drop of a Match 32
Unknown Road Hog gag in which spectator is made to hold matches in funny way
1971 At the Drop of a Match 32
Unknown The Three Bears joke with matches
Also published here 1971 At the Drop of a Match 33
Arthur Setterington 20th Century Matchboxes several matchboxes, matches from one matchbox travel into an empty matchbox
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 40
Unknown II. Match Vanish thumb tip handling
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 52
Charlie Miller Match Maneuvers signed napkin transposes with matches in matchbox
Related toAlso published here 1973 Close-up Cavalcade 107
Arthur Emerson Match Weight four matchbooks, spectator removes a match from one, performer divines it, then matches vanish from a matchbooks
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 161
Unknown La Cerilla Viajera match travels back in matchbook, attached to other matches
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 23
Unknown La Cerilla Acrobata match pushed through tube, turns over
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 27
Juan Tamariz Cerillas Electricas electric matches, joke
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 85
Eric Mason Uriker match slowly breaks in half
Sep. 1974 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
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 36
Martin Gardner Fish Layout Puzzle
Variations Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 776
Martin Gardner With Magnets picking up metal things with match, see also p. 834 for clarification, p. 874 for obtaining magnets
Related to Dec. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 829
Unknown The Broken Match Restored classic, with handkerchief
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 6
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

Dec. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 192
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
1975 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
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 97
Unknown Match Transpo box full of burnt matches transposes with unburnt matches
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 101
Unknown Salt and Matches salt in hand transposes with matches in matchbox
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 102
T. Nelson Downs The Reversing Match Match reverses when pushed through hand
Variations 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 182
Stewart Judah Penta-Match match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it
Inspired byAlso published here Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 853
Karl Fulves Things Equal "Math Trix"
match puzzle
Oct. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1058
Stephen Minch Nervous Matches small items on table move, invisible thread
1975 Mind & Matter 35
Unknown Cerilla-X match is marked on one side and thrown on the table, mark side is up, gag or bar bet
1975 Magia en el Bar 75
Unknown Cerillas Resucitadas
1975 Magia en el Bar 76
Fred Lowe Der Sohn des Morgens two matches vanish one by one
Also published here
  • New Pentagram
Feb. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 3) 57
Martin Gardner Penetrating Matches match through match between fingers
Related to 1976 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
1976 The David Berglas File No. 1 13
Patrick Page The Vanishing Match
Also published here 1976 The Big Book of Magic 171
Bob Ostin Four In One Routine - Plus One variation on routine in Fingertip Fantasies, coin changes to matches, coin flurry, coin changes to cigarette and lighter is produced
VariationsAlso published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 10
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
Nov. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 489
Warren Stephens Matchless matches appear in empty matchbook
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 83
Jim Ryan The Static Matches match jumps in the air when touched by second match
1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 1
Jim Ryan Off with its Head! invisible hair, head of match pops off
1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 2
Jim Ryan The Broken and Restored Match three pieces, one is thrown away and returns to hand, eventually match is restored
1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 2
Harry Lorayne The Headless Match torn and restored paper match
1977 The Magic Book 241
Harry Lorayne The Traveling Match match travels back to matchbook, all other matches have been burnt
1977 The Magic Book 245
Karl Fulves Testing the Power of Misdirection empty packet of matches is waved over hand, a full one appears
1977 The Magic Book 23
Karl Fulves Routined Magic match puzzle, then coin penetrates upwards through table into match box, example for routining two things
1977 The Magic Book 27
Harold J. Kelly Die Allgegenwärtigen Streichhölzer two in the hand, one in the pocket with heads of matches
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, June 1947
July 1977 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 3) 103
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
June 1978 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)
July 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 603
Fred Robinson, Peter Wentworth, Wally Boyce Where There's Smoke
  • jumping match
  • match puzzle, breaking it with one hand
  • puzzle, match head falls off
Aug. 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 609
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
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 5) 1105
John Cornelius Fireworks "Curiosities"
lit match is placed behind back and comes out out (gag), then in repeat it comes out lit again
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1181
Tom Mullica It's Match-ic
Variations July 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 217
Oscar Pladek The Reunited Match in spectator's hand
Nov. 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 758
Lewis Ganson Other Routines using other props for "Two in the hands..." routines
  • Cigarettes
  • Matches
  • Coins
  • Dice
  • Miniature Models
  • Toys
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 32
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
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1282
Karrell Fox The "Holy-Head" Match blowing a match out that is held over the head with paper matches
1979 Another Book 61
Unknown Quicker Than the Eye match penetrates opened paper clip, optical illusion
1979 Elastrix 18
Karl Fulves Things Equal No. 21, after some handling, matches outside the matchbox and inside equal, repeat phase in which matches multiply
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 31
John Fealey Smokey smoke from mouth, with match, smoking thumb
June 1979 The Talon (Issue 4) 40
Dennis Marks Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by May 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 347
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm thumb tip
June 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 356
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 2
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off same as Hot Head, not explained
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 23
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 1980 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 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 63
Les Johnson Awestruck
1980 The Talon (Issue 6) 80
Patrick Page Match Miracle vanish of a match
1980 Magic Page by Page 5
Unknown Streichhölzer collection of thirteen bar bets and puzzles with matches
Mar. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 21
Jean Merlin Zündhölzer, Karten und Geldschein spectator reverses card behind back, it matches prediction, card torn up and burned except one piece, another card changes into bill, in wallet are the matches and in match book the restored card
VariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1974
Mar. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 34
William H. McCaffrey Die verheirateten Streichhölzer story illustrated with matches
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1977
Nov. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 3) 118
Ken Brooke The Twirling Match stunt in which flame on lit match spins
1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 46
Mike Caveney Half a Light torn and restored match
1981 Magicomedy 37
Unknown Primitive Calculator puzzle with matches
1981 Interlocutor (Issue 45) 178
Unknown Euclid's Triangle No. 10, puzzle, forming eight triangles with six matches
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 15
Unknown Squaring the Square No. 11
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 16
Unknown Four Square No. 12
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 16
Unknown The Roman Equation No. 13, roman numbers, changing point of view
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 17
Unknown A Fish Story No. 14, match puzzle, fishes has to swim in other direction by moving some matches
1981 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
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 18
Unknown The Little House No. 16, Ann Ten, match Puzzle
1981 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
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 19
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
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 20
Unknown Matching Matches No. 19, off-beat divination of selected amount of matches, "as many as you plus enough more to make X"
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 21
Unknown The Jumping Match No. 20, match jumps when touched with other match
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 22
Unknown The Penetrating Matches No. 21, between the fingers and thumb
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 23
Unknown It Floats! No. 75, toothpick / match sticks to hand and floats behind fingers
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 92
Will Baffel Die Eierfrau puzzle with matches
Also published here June 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2) 73
Tom Mullica Schizophrenia crazy cigarette - match - potpourri
1982 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 75
Reinhard "Stutt" Stuttman Chinese Numbers party stunt with matched
Variations July 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 7) 658
Karl Fulves Zombie Match book of matches rises behind a handkerchief and floats, in the end one of the matches lights spontaneously
1982 Wireless II 38
Gene Anderson Son of Morning burning match vanishes in fist
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 53
Stephen Tucker Star of Wonder match puzzle as revelation of star sign with ESP symbols
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 390
Sid Lorraine Apocalypse Variations Or Additions party stunt
Related to Apr. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 767
Mark Weston Repeat Burned Match lit match reappears in match book
1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 10) 1116
Unknown Striking a Match Magically! No. 23, flourish
1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Michael Ammar, Adam Fleischer, Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez Freeze Dried Flame flame from match is removed and freezes, flame is placed back on match
1983 The Magic Hedonists Brainstorm In The Bahamas 104
Pascal Monmoine Match Missile building a match missile
May 1984 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
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 115
Patrick Page The Lighted Match Vanish
Related toAlso published here 1984 Book of Thumb Tips 14
Martin Lewis Fired! Match can be relit a few times
1985 Martin's Miracles 148
Unknown The Light Touch effects and gags with match, cigarette, silk that bounces back from floor
1985 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)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 30
Mark Vincent Sessions with Mark Vincent paddle move routine with arrow on match, then match turns into matchbook
1985 Gimmick (Issue 1) 5
Stewart Judah Streichholzereien match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it
Also published here July 1985 Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3&4) 147
Gaëtan Bloom The Bloom vs. Kulagina Match all matches jump out of box, invisible thread
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 46
Gary Hipp Scorcher match burns and apparently performer forgets it, it burns without burning the fingers
1987 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
1987 When Creators Collide... 20
Rudolf Braunmüller Kuriositäten
  • 1. Einsteins Theorie
  • 2. Das Siebener-Problem
  • 3. Das 7-Streichhölzer-Problem
Oct. 1987 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1) 22
Martin Gardner Burned, Restored, Unrestored Match restoring burned match
1988 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 1988 Seminarheft 8
Fantasio Feuerzeug zu Streichholz match is removed from a non-working lighter and ignited
1988 Fantasio 10
Christoph Borer 3. Der Geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is lit
Also published here 1989 Seminarheft 22
Mark Sicher A Perfect Match broken and restored match routine
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 2) 1
Jay Sankey Fiery Reunion lit match is broken and restored
1990 100% Sankey 42
Ken Krenzel Turn-Tail Match match turns over when pushed through fist
Inspired by 1990 Close-up Impact! 28
Unknown Matchless floating match
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 639
Dan Harlan Spread 'Em matchbook with four matches, matches are piled up and then spread still attached to the matchbook
1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1) 8
Rocco Silano Match to Cigarette match slowly and visually changes into lit cigarette
1990 If it fits... Sleeve it! 31
John Carney Suicide Match matchbox opens itself and match slides out
1991 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 1991 Life Savers 44
Roger Klause Smokeless vanish of lit match, then lit cigarette, thumb tip handling details
Variations 1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 15
Russ Burns Matchbook Assembly four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath one
VariationsAlso published here 1991 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 1991 Garrett Does The U.K. 11
James G. Thompson Jr. Streichholzereien 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
Also published here Dec. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 4&5) 156
Tomo Maeda Match Transposition match is torn out of matchbook and lit, it transposes with all the unlit matches in the matchbook
1992 Five Times Five — Japan 37
Bob Ostin The Lucifer Load dice stacking with match box cover, here only final load of many matches
Also published here 1992 Profile (Issue 9) 10
Russ Burns Matchbook Assembly four matches under four matchbooks assemble underneath one
Also published here 1992 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 1992 Garrett In The U.S.A. 11
Unknown The Mysterious Cross mark appears on spectator's hand, with match
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 61
Patrick Page Das Streichholz-Wunder
Also published here 1993 Lecture Patrick Page 45
Richard Bartram, Jr. Match Made in Heaven match stands up in match box, then floats between hands
1993 Mystification 83
Dennis Marks Two Strikes
Nov. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2426
Michael Close Bloom On Your Hand matchbook cover stands on edge (I.T.R.), match animation
1994 Workers Number 4 32
William H. McCaffrey The Newlywed Match Trick paddle effect with paper matches and story
1994 More Greater Magic 1111
Chad Long Insta-Match match touched to striking surface lights, when touched on other side goes out
1994 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume One 14
Alexander de Cova 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 1994 Secrets No. 1 53
Steve Dusheck Universal Gimmick hook-up for invisible thread that can be attached to clothing, with weight to pull back thread, with applications:
  • rope floats to hand
  • third tassel gag for Chinese sticks
  • rising card with card floating to hand
  • as pull, match or coin vanish
Inspired byVariations
  • "Invisible Thread Retractor" (Steve Dusheck, marketed 1978)
Also published here
  • marketed in 1968
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 74
Joe Rindfleisch The Stretching Paper Match
July 1995 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
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 1
Angelo Carbone Striking Art performer removes match from drawn matchbox on a pad and strikes it on striking surface on paper
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 9
Fantasio "Todsicheres" Produzieren eines brennenden Streichholzes out when produced match is not burning, match changes to lighter
1995 Fantasio 25
Steve Blencoe Tenkai Joe Tenkai Pennies with matches
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 287
Michael Skinner Taking Our Lumps applications for sticking things behind table edge: broken and restored match, dice transformation (to sugar)
1996 Classic Sampler 16
Yuji Yamamoto Perfekter Alladin Streichholz appearing burning match, building the holder
1996 Ideen von Yuji Yamamoto 8