274 entries in Match & Matchbox / Matchbox/Matchbook
  
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Emil Clauß Das wandernde Zweimarkstück marked coin to matchbox that is in the hand of the spectator
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 123
Fr. Maubach Die schwedische Streichholzschachtel als Ringdose using matchbox as ring case to steal inserted ring out
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 60
Joseph Michael Hartz Contrivances for "Passing Off" getting borrowed items behind stage
  • The Hartz Bottle
  • The Hartz Matchbox
Also published here Later Magic 49
Unknown To Exchange the Ring or Rings
  • ring placed on finger and dropped in glass, sleight-of-hand
  • ring slid on wand switched on way to stage
  • matchbox to steal out ring
Later Magic 189
Buatier de Kolta Production from a Match-Box
Later Magic 222
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
Joseph Michael Hartz Contrivances for "Passing Off" getting borrowed items behind stage
  • The Hartz Bottle
  • The Hartz Matchbox
Also published here Magical Titbits 202
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
Magische Miniaturen 25
Tom Sellers Escapo match through matchbox
Tricks That Work 3
Oswald Rae Box of Matches and Silk silk appears then it changes places with matches in a matchbox
More Practical Patter 17
Oswald Rae Cigarette Production miser's dream with cigarettes and a hat, finally a matchbox is produced
More Practical Patter 34
Tom Sellers The Cut Tape and Match Box
Sellers' Secrets 7
Tom Sellers The Phantom Domino domino vanishes from match box
Sellers' Secrets 12
Tom Sellers Novel Silk Vanish matchbox covers stacked, silk pushed inside vanishes
Magical Pleasantries 6
Tom Sellers The Revolving Match-Box matchbox spins between fingers, held with nails
Magical Pleasantries 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
Lu Brent The Traveling Cigarettes and Matches Matchbox and cigarette pack covered with cardboard covers, repeatedly change places
Novel Magic 17
Fred DeMuth A Divination with Matches number of remaining matches divined, see page 99 for improvement by Herbert R. Hood
Also published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 55
Edward Victor A Novel Matchbox Transposition content in matchboxes
Magic of the Hands 115
Edward Victor A Useful "Tip" gaffed matchbox, for back palming it, angles are improved
Magic of the Hands 117
Unknown A Match Divination number of matches in matchbook divined after tearing some out and adding digits
The Magic Annual for 1937 88
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Match Box Monte rattle gimmick
The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 36
Al Saal Silks and Matches silk and matches in match box transpose
Greater Magic 596
Unknown Three Useful Wrinkles - With a Matchbox as memory aid
Greater Magic 834
Minoe Matchless Pocket Trick two matchboxes in borrowed hat, one of them vanishes and travels to another hat
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 492
Frank Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 3
Howard Warringer Hoo-Matchpac manipulation idea with matchbook
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5) 4
Unknown Method for Obtaining First Coin for Miser's Dream from matchbook
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 58
Joseph Ovette Match-Ic Manipulation five matches vanish and appear in matchbox
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8) 3
Unknown Matches to Silk
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 717
Fred DeMuth Folder Mathematics spectator tears out matches, number of matches divined
Also published here After the Dessert 10
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betch
  • bar bet, predicting which side lands up, when tossing a match box
  • betting burning a handkerchief without injuring it
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Eddie Joseph The Super-Subtle Secret Introduction secretly loading a coin inside a match box, from clip position
Coin and Money Magic 49
Eddie Joseph Super-Subtle Secret Extraction stealing a coin out of a match box
Coin and Money Magic 51
Eddie Joseph The Basement Steal coin steal from out of match box with slit
Coin and Money Magic 54
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
Al O'Hagan Allow Me matchbook opens and a match stands up on it's own
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 210
Wilbur Nesbitt The Match Box Die Box idea
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 32
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
Bruce Elliott Back To Back coin appears between two matchbooks
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 52) 215
Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer Under Cover ideas with a matchbook, as an ambush for a list, for a shiner, to pick up daub, picking up a coin
Also published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 218
Floyd G. Thayer Matchless steel ball through filled match box, angles
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 288
Theodore DeLand Home Made Magic gaffed matchbox, slide turns 180°, matches fall out
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 289
Will Goldston Diminuendo matchbox shrinks twice
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 290
LeRoy E. Larson Matchbook Hook transforming a matchbook so it can be used like a hooked coin
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 46
Unknown Card Force with Matchbox big matchbox, card force
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 26
Milbourne Christopher An Oldie with a New Twist coin travels into empty matchbox
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 92) 374
Ray H. Cason Cigarette Pack to Match Box
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 33
Harold Rasmus The Crystal Flame spectators name selected cards by looking at flame of a match
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 19
Bruce Elliott Match? match book refills
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 559
Don Tanner One in Five five design cards chosen, then one of those chosen, assistant comes from other room and knows which one, code via position of match in match book
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 12
George B. Anderson "Easy Money" Mindreading matchbook and carbon paper
Variations It Must Be Mindreading 9
Robert Lund A Story Goes With It one of four match boxes is predicted
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 186) 744
Jack Yeager As the Penny Flies matchbook as a tray, penny travels to other pennies
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 26
Dr. Boris Zola Doc Zola's Magnet Routine matches penetrate card, with matchbook
Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown The Hobo's Prayer penny changes into dime, with prepared matchbook
Over the Coffee Cups 15
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's a Natural No. 11, Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted
VariationsAlso published here Scarne on Card Tricks 23
Robert Lund Lucifers! several spectators get different books of matches to hold, they turn out to be all the same
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 205) 820
Bruce Elliott Full! empty matchbook turns into a full one
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 209) 836
Bill Nord Hairy Flare moving match box, with burning match
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 842
Robert Lund Levencenter dime is put in matchbook and does not fall out
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 213) 853
John Murray Murray's Muse matchbook gag
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 223) 893
Don Alan You Have Wax in Your Match Box matchbox to obtain wax, daub etc.
Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 10
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
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
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
Ted Danson The Seance Card Trick Mini card matching selection appears in previously empty matchbox
Also published here "Come a little closer..." 27
Unknown Empty Matchbox Subtlety Technique to show matchbox empty; wedge mini card above drawer
"Come a little closer..." 28
Bruce Elliott The Die is Cast invisible die is thrown and outcome predicted with a matchbox, see p. 1185 for additional ideas by Frank Huck
Variations The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1166
James F. Herpick Cork Tip, Please matchbox with hole, cigarette is pushed through, cigarette ends up bent in matchbox
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 301) 3
Karrell Fox They're All Aces - Take a Card any card ideas and gags
  • Old Money (bill with beard)
  • Bedroom Eyes (beds on glasses)
  • Genii Weenie (hot dog from Aladin lamp)
  • Bounced (rubber check joke)
  • Candelabra (original way to light three matches on a matchbook)
  • Nose Nonsense (spoon on nose gag)
  • Fan Fun (fan gag)
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 42
John Howie Match Box Bet lifting the tray of a matchbox on its cover with only the first and fourth finger
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 58
Blackstar Mystic Match Box rippon penetrates matchbox, three methods
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 119
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
James G. Thompson Jr. Matchbook Switch
Top Secrets of Magic 46
Louis Jaeger Match Book Divination imaginary die is thrown, number revealed with matchbook
Inspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 341-2) 177
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
Allessandro Allessandro's Cigarette Routine continuous production, vanish in handkerchief and production of cigarette, using matchbox
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 16
Allessandro Rattle Box Routine rattle monte with matchboxes, sucker element
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 38
Al Hancuff Satan's Satin matches inside matchbox change into ribbon
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 29
Will Dexter (11) The Billet Switch (The Matchbox Switch - by Will Dexter) switching the billet in the action of burning it
Billets 180
U. F. Grant Rise a matchbox on table stand up by itself
Related to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly 1954, Walter Price
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 233
Ralph Greenwood Balancing Glass on Book of Matches
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 254
Paul Marcus More Natural Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted
Inspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 268
Leo Behnke "Allow Me" lighter transforms into matchbook
Entertaining Close Up 11
Leo Behnke Matching Ads using branded matchbooks as publicity
Entertaining Close Up 11
Stewart Judah The Coins and the Matchbooks coins travel around underneath matchbooks
The New Modern Coin Magic 452
Gerard "Bruno" Bruning The Invisible Match Box color of silk is chosen and invisible silk placed inside invisible matchbox, both appear inside handkerchief held by performer
Also published here Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 49
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
Alan Alan Acrobatic Matchbox drawer rises and springs out, thread
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 166
Dennis Patten Peep-O word divination, written on a paper covered with the drawer of a matchbox
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 181
Arthur Setterington Push Through coin through matchbox
Stranger Mysteries 7
Arthur Setterington Matchless Penetration empty matchbox penetrates handkerchief, when opened, it's full of matches
Stranger Mysteries 8
Arthur Setterington Watch the Box two matchboxes filled with matches and an empty one are stacked in a tube, the empty one travels to the top middle and bottom of the stack
The Joe Smith Mysteries 13
Gerard "Bruno" Bruning Flight Thru Space color of silk is chosen and invisible silk placed inside invisible matchbox, both appear inside handkerchief held by performer
Also published here Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 39
David Hoy Hoy Deploy Q&A using gaffed matchbook to switch and steal billet, two methods
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 42
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
Aaron Wainer Matchbox & Die chosen number from 1 to 6 predicted in matchbox
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 235
Alfred Zorn The X-Ray Match-Box bill is folded and cicled with rubber band then put in matchbox, serial number reading
Entertaining Mental Miracles 7
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
Charlie Miller Die-Cast number on rolled die is predicted with matches in matchbook
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Audley Walsh Three Card Monte one card is marked with matchbook or paper clip
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 67
Arthur Setterington 20th Century Matchboxes several matchboxes, matches from one matchbox travel into an empty matchbox
Straight Line Mysteries 40
Carl Hanson, Robert Tyson Matchless invisible matchbox and one of three invisible handkerchiefs is selected, matchbox appears inside is the chosen silk
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 55) 273
Karl Norman Smoker's Interludes: I. Magnetic Matches cigarette clings to matchbook
Close-up Cavalcade 50
Charlie Miller Match Maneuvers signed napkin transposes with matches in matchbox
Related toAlso published here 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
Close-up Cavalcade 161
Unknown La Cerilla Viajera match travels back in matchbook, attached to other matches
Aprenda Ud. Magia 23
Juan Tamariz Papel de Seda que resurge de sus Cenizas burnt and restored piece of paper
Aprenda Ud. Magia 64
Anonymous Clairvoyant! from T. Page Wright's notebooks, miniature cards in matchbox are divined
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 70) 349
Rick Johnsson Strike One routine with two matchboxes, boxes cling together in different ways, impromptu routine
Strike One 1
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
Amedeo Vacca Acrobatic Matchbox longer routine
Amedeo's Continental Magic 47
Amedeo Vacca Something from Nothing pantomime cigarette, rolling imaginary cigarette, it becomes visible, using match book
Amedeo's Continental Magic 98
Bascom Jones Match-Write prediction of change inside cover of book of matches
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 94) 470
Patrick Page The Magic Matchbox coin placed in matchbox vanishes
Tricks with Coins 46
Barry Govan, Graham Etherington Match Card 2 Full matchbook is shown, a card is selected, and only an amount of matches remain corresponding to the value of the chosen card
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 189
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
Unknown Madcap Matchbox acrobatic matchbox, thread
Another Close-up Cavalcade 89
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
Jan Torell The Acrobatic Match-Box stands up on stretched out palm and lid opens
Magic by Jan Torell 29
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Match several matchbooks, spectator removes a match from one and performer divines which matchbook
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 139) 692
Jock Crombie A Gag From Crombo lighter gag
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 280
Slydini First Routine packet of matches vanishes and is reproduced via imp pass, any object possible
The Best of Slydini ...and More 45
Al Mann Test by Fire match box impression device, carbon
Mental-Ettes 7
Karl Fulves Fadeaway coin on table covered with playing card, coin vanishes
  • Fade-Away I
  • Fade Away III
  • Fade Away IV
  • Fade Away V
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 931
Jerry Mentzer Matchbook to Silk
Second Lecture 1
Gene Nielsen, Bascom Jones Psychic Lady person divines in which matchbox is her ring, mental version of bean monte
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 149) 742
Gene Nielsen Matchless Guile prediction in signed matchbox
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 149) 743
Rick Johnsson Sub-Gum close-up sub-trunk, two coins change places, one coin in a matchbox and one outside, held in place with rubber bands, using The Kick Change
Practical Impossibilities 81
Warren Stephens Matchless matches appear in empty matchbook
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 83
Bengt Nilsson, Allan Lambie Everything Happens to Ken Miller routine with cigarettes and money
(1) Brand-Changing Cigarette Packet
(2) Rising Cigarette
(3) Cigarette Packet to Banknote (Allan Lambie)
(4) Banknote to Matches
(5) Coin from Banknote
Continuous Cigarette Production 15
Jeff Busby Busby's Billets billet switch using matchbook
Variations The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 175) 872
Stephen Minch The Match Monster animated acrobatic matchbook, eyes stuck to it, thread
Creations of a Magical Madman 69
Tommy Wonder Close-Up lighter to matchbox
Also published here Jos Bema - Lecture 9
Karl Fulves Testing the Power of Misdirection empty packet of matches is waved over hand, a full one appears
The Magic Book 23
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 DeMuth Match Mentalism number of remaining matches divined
Also published here The Magic Book 127
Richard Chiswell Coin Transformation copper silver, in the end a match book appears
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 557
Fred Robinson Where There's Smoke
  • pipe grows
  • lighted end of cigarette put on handkerchief, which is spread on the palm, it does not burn
  • making smoke powder with a matchbox
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 576
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
Richard Mark Mantra Mental matchbook as impression device, impromptu
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 198) 988
Larry Becker Ultraffinity folded bill in one of several matchboxes is found by performer, then serial number is divined
Variations World of Super Mentalism 91
Harry G. Franke Window Lights method to read stolen center, matchbook
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 202) 1009
Karrell Fox Dissa-Pointer drawer full of matches vanishes and is produced from sleeve
Another Book 57
Larry Becker Matchic prediction of ESP symbol, five ESp cards and big matchbox
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 160
Unknown Matchbook Horse & Rider gag figure with matchbook
Elastrix 39
Unknown Tumblebug match book tumbles around, animation
Elastrix 41
Unknown The Figures Match No. 4, three-digit number divined after some calculation from spectator and removal of matches
Self-Working Mental Magic 5
Nathan Stark Mind Press piece of matchbook is balanced on a pin and covered with a glas, starts turning
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 241) 1201
Al Smith, Arthur Day, Fred Snooks Fumdubulators
  • producing false teeth and a skull
  • floating crisp
  • producing a potato from a crisp bag (Arthur day)
  • Irish Key Ring, key ring on false end of a key, gag (Arthur Day)
  • bar bet with matchbox (Fred Snooks)
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 836
Bob Hummer Graphite Matchbox Daub idea for preparing a matchbox to access daub at all times
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 2
Karl Fulves Murder in a Matchbox three match boxes, performer's back is turned and a small gun, a bill and a die are put in boxes, performer knows which object is where and what side is on top of the die
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Philip T. Goldstein 9th Dimension spectator counts matches in matchbook, card with matching number appears in chosen pile
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 252) 1259
Paul Harris Heart Burn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burns
Also published here Close-up Fantasies Finalé 99
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
Bob Ostin Demonology signed card ends up with a burnt corner, name of card appears in a flash on tissue paper
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 1) 6
Stephen Tucker Domino Match two dice put in match box, numbers are predicted with domino
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 85
Stephen Tucker Steel Tray tray stolen from matchbox, as gag or trick
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 7) 127
Stephen Tucker Stephen Tucker Strikes Again matchbox opens by itself
Babel (Issue 1) 27
David Britland Pandora's Boxes sympathetic matchboxes, lids open and close
Babel (Issue 2) 13
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
Michael D. Pettitt Solutions - Coin Problem coin to match box
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 325
Russ Burns Four the Hard Way using two matchbooks
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 834
John Carney Card in Matchbox lighter changes to matchbox into which the selected card ends up (uses duplicate)
Variations Carney Knowledge 27
John Carney Straightforward Card in Balloon impromptu, balloon bursts in contact with hot match
Variations Carney Knowledge 30
Mark Weston Repeat Burned Match lit match reappears in match book
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 10) 1116
Unknown 'Spirit' Noise Maker No. 30, matchbox makes noise when it's liftet from table
101 Psychic Tests 9
Unknown The Unreachable Matchbox No. 79 chalk line, matchbox cannot be reached
101 Psychic Tests 22
Michael Ammar Yeast Card ambitious card with card to match book finale, folded
Encore III 24
David Britland Supermatch matchbox with slit, coin penetrates tray and matches
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 23) 437
Alessandro de Luca, Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Klein - aber oho! spectator writes word on torn cover of matchbook, which is then placed behind matches, word is divined
Ueber das Wesen der Mentalmagie 15
Piet Forton Münzenwanderung coin vanishes from handkerchief and appears in matchbox
Je geschickter desto Zauberer 18
Karl Fulves Matches to Go No. 7, initialed matchbook placed on elbow vanishes, then it is put into sleeve and penetrates it
Inspired by Self-Working Paper Magic 14
Mark Vincent Sessions with Mark Vincent paddle move routine with arrow on match, then match turns into matchbook
Gimmick (Issue 1) 5
Karl Fulves Bic Flicker matchbox produced from dollar bill
Related to S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 98
Karl Fulves Clipper coin produced from bill, then matchbook from bill
Related to S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 7) 114
Tom Craven The Match miniature card of selection is found in matchbox
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 254
Eugene Burger The Animated Matchbox "magic along the way", thread
The Performance of Close-Up Magic 70
David Harkey Match-Mate matchbox is removed from its sleeve, the two parts visually reunite
Epoptica (Issue 12) 569
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
William Goodwin Psychic Matchbooks name written on flap of one of several matchbooks, matchbook and name divined
Lecture 1988 11
Christoph Borer 4. Der geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is lit
Also published here Seminarheft 8
Christoph Borer Tüchlein, Du musst wandern handkerchief vanishes in a pyro flash and appears in matchbox, gaffed matchbox
Also published here Seminarheft 12
David Britland Hell Fire match box closes by itself, elastic thread loop
Card Kinetics 33
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Outboxed coin through table upwards into matchbox, also as coin through ceiling downwards
Money Moves 25
Simon Lovell Chinese Ring in Rat Borrowed ring to matchbox, but has long racist interlude where magician wears fake teeth, pretends to be Chinese and speaks in a stereotypical accent and bad English in order to produce a rat
Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 113
Christoph Borer 3. Der Geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is lit
Also published here Seminarheft 22
Michael Rubinstein Firefly matchbox passed through hand, cover vanishes, later cover penetrates hand
Spectacle 119
Jay Sankey Maaatchbox drawer of matchbox is stretched
100% Sankey 32
Ken Krenzel The Matchbook Dervish matchbook moves on hand, impromptu
Close-up Impact! 25
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
Dan Harlan Under Covers name of card appears in matchbook, Himber matchbook
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 3) 9
Ben Harris The Creeps matchbox opens by itself, rubber band as secret power
Related toVariations Mad Fax and other Mysteries 38
Ben Harris The Strange Little House Upon The Hill card folded to matchbox that opens by itself
Inspired by Mad Fax and other Mysteries 43
Alan Alan Matchplay Matches disappear and reappear in pocket
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 7) 1947
John Carney Suicide Match matchbox opens itself and match slides out
Carneycopia 128
Michael Weber Inside Matchic signed matchbook turns inside out
Square One 9
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
Michael Weber Knot the Truth knot in rubberband divines selected matchbook, animation
Life Savers 54
Michael Weber Flame Thrower improvised flash divice, flame thrower
Life Savers 92
Michael Weber Undercover Transposition signed bill transpose with paper matches and is stapled to its cover
Life Savers 96
Keith Walker The Elusive Penny several coins, penny penetrates lid of matchbox, then travel to second lid
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 3) 10
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
Ali Bongo Streichholzschachtel-Kümmelblättchen monte with matchboxes and a coin
Also published here Ali Bongo 6
Reinhard Müller Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2049
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
Ken Kuroki Illusion Box two matches are left in matchbook, their positions change...
Five Times Five - Japan 60
Michael Weber Match Cutie Gizmo match put in bottle and covered with a bill and a matchbook, bottle can be lifted and bill removed, bottle clings to matchbook
Related to
  • Al O'Hagan's "Al-Levito"
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 3) 10
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
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
Michael Close Bloom On Your Hand matchbook cover stands on edge (I.T.R.), match animation
Workers Number 4 32
Meir Yedid Mental Match Up 1-0-1 stack, ESP card predicted in envelope, also remaining matches in match book
Magical Wishes 35
Mike Bornstein Double Matchit card chosen and lost, dollar bill changes into matchbook, mini card inside which matches selection
Also published here
  • Latest Money Magic (Bornstein)
Close-Up File 67
Ali Bongo Matchbox Monte with coin inside, brief
Also published here Lecture Notes '94 7
Karl Norman Matchbox Routine variaton of the "sympathetic matchboxes", climax: Ribbon through Steelplate
40 Years at the Forks 57
Martin Gardner Self-Suspending Matches without pre-wedged broken match
Arcane (Issue 14) 200
Marc Paul, Anthony Owen Matchmaker two signed matches travel back in the hand, then they fuse together
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 1
Karrell Fox A Dollar Matched dollar bill to match book
Much Ado About Something 21
Tommy Wonder Fifty Percent Lighter lighter to matchbox
Also published here The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 26
Paul Harris Heartburn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burns
Also published here The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 65
Michael Close The Unreality Machine matchbook transforms into folded piece of paper
Workers Number 5 103
James Swain Matchbox Switch
Miracles with Cards 25
Jack Miller Coin of the Realm coin vanishes from under matchbox in hand, reappears inside
Underworld (Issue 6) 80
Richard Bartram, Jr. Burning a Big One after burnt match appears back in matchbook, matchbook bursts into flames
Trephine 113
Andreas Affeldt, Helge Thun Loading method for Bombshell (Matchbox) under cover of the jacket
The Book 64
Helge Thun Loading method for Bombshell (Matchbox) impromptu
The Book 65
Helge Thun Loading method for Bombshell (Matchbox) impromptu, divided into several steps
The Book 66
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a card
Also published here A Teen's Routines 42
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
Ted Danson The Seance Card Trick mini card matching selection appears in previously empty matchbox
Also published here Come A Little Closer 23
Ted Danson Empty Matchbox Subtlety technique to show matchbox empty; wedge mini card above drawer
Come A Little Closer 24
Richard Osterlind Puff Pasteboard miniature duplicate of selected card inside matchbook, cigarette transforms into selection (pull)
Dynamic Mysteries 23
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
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a card
Also published here Magic Atlas 119
David Regal Got a Light? Two matchboxes perform a series of animations, drawers open and close by themselves, thread hook-up
Close-Up & Personal 73
Michael Lewis Match Lite several matchbooks, spectator chooses one to light candle, performer looks at flame and divines matchbook, repeated
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 6
Ellis Stanyon The Chosen Card Changes to a Box of Matches No. 32
Variations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 175
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is lit
Also published here Anam Cara 23
Eric Mason Matchbox Betcha Number Two! matchbox drawer balanced on cover under glass, bet to get drawer into cover without touching
Son of Simon Says! 123
Ron Bauer The Bauer Befuddler "Presentation Four", bill changes into mis-made bill and inverted bill, using matchbox
Bar Bill Stunt 20
David Regal Speed of Light box of matches jumps from one hand to the other
Constant Fooling 1 226
Ray Kosby Mismatched matchbook turns inside out
Penumbra (Issue 2) 3
Michael Weber Don't Judge a blank matchbook is magically printed
Penumbra (Issue 2) 6
Michael Weber Internal Script spectator's initals jump from the outside of a matchbook to inside
Penumbra (Issue 2) 6
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
Daniel Garcia No Smoking Unburnt match reattaches onto matchbook filled with burnt matches, smoke produced from mouth
Next 2
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
David Ben Matchless Psychometry spectators write phone numbers inside matchboxes, performer returns each to spectator
Tricks 113
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
David Acer Unflappable Torn and restored matchbook
Random Acts of Magic 205
Wesley James Matchbox Switch
Enchantments 330
Karl Fulves Matchbox Monte "Problems"
borrowed coin travels from openly exposed sound gimmick matchbox in sleeve to tabled matchbox, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 379
Ron Frost The Perfect Match Matchbook used to locate selection, prediction shown inside matchbook
After The Force 134
Ron Frost Striking Resemblance Matchbox used to find first selection, second selection found in matchbox
After The Force 135
Axel Hecklau Die Macht des Feuers matchbox on hand slowly moves until it stands on edge
"Effektiv" 20
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Boga-Boga matchbox is thrown in the air and a match is lit
Also published here Compilation 24
Christoph Borer Tüchlein, Du musst wandern handkerchief vanishes in a pyro flash and appears in matchbox, gaffed matchbox
Also published here Compilation 43
Christoph Borer 3. Der geschickte Zauberer matchbox is thrown into the air and match is lit
Also published here Compilation 159
Tony Kardyro Copper-Silver coin on spectators hand is covered with matchbox and transposes with coin inside matchbox
Related toVariations Prolix (Issue 1) 41
Dan Lewis Merlin's Matchbox half-dollar on table covered with matchbox, match lighted, half-dollar changes to quarter and another quarter is in box
Inspired by Prolix (Issue 3) 145
Daniel Garcia No Smoking Unburnt match vanishes and travels into matchbook (attached inside), disappears under smoke produced from mouth
Limited 20
Tom Stone Matchbox Calculator writing on matchbox changes
Vortex 73
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
Unknown Zombie Finger finger in matchbox, gag
Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 34
William Goldman Karate Match Karate Koin using a matchbook
The F.F.F.F. Book 109
Christian Scherer Mein erstes Kunststück coin is borrowed and marked, then two more coins are added and all three coins travel to handkerchief, eventually signed coin vanished and appears inside a matchbox which is inside a hollow book
Mein erstes Kunststück 3