165 entries in Cigarette/Cigar / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown A Card found in a Cigar
1889 Tricks with Cards 189
Carl Willmann Willmann's Cigarrenkiste mit Fallklappe servante in cigar box
Related to Apr. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 56
Carl Willmann Die Cigarrenkiste als Servante using cigar box as servante
Related to May 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5) 74
Hans Meckel Die Cigarrenkiste im Dienste der Magie "by E. C. from Munich", two ideas to use a cigar box to switch something or to use it as a servante
Related to July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 103
Carl Willmann The Conjurer's Cigar-Box with trapdoor and servante
1903 Later Magic 28
Unknown Die Cigarre, welche von drei Herren zu gleicher Zeit geraucht werden kann "by A. H.", cigar can be smoked by three people simultaneously
Apr. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 4) 61
Oswald Rae Selected Smokes cigarettes of different brands are put in a bag, named brands are removed by performer, by touch
1928 Sub Rosa 18
Oswald Rae Cigarette Balancing three cigarettes are balanced on each other
1928 Sub Rosa 22
Oswald Rae "Gentleman, You May Smoke" lose tobacco and cigarette papers are put in a glass and transform into rolled cigarettes, glass is held by spectator and covered with a handkerchief
1928 Sub Rosa 26
Oswald Rae Cigarette and Card tin box with fifty cigarettes, card is selected and handkerchief vanished, when box is opened, handkerchief is found and cigarettes arranged themselves to form the name of the selection
Also published here
  • "Cigarette Card" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 49
Tom Sellers The Marked Cigarette marked cigarette mixed with other in hat, found by performer
1931 Magical Pleasantries 10
Lu Brent The Flighty Cigar Band Cigar band is torn off, later reappears back on cigar after it is lit up
1932 Novel Magic 9
Lu Brent The Unlucky Strike Three packs of cigarettes placed into three paper bags, two Camels and one Lucky Strike. Cigarette brand monte routine, spectator always guesses Camels and loses
1932 Novel Magic 15
Lu Brent The Traveling Cigarettes and Matches Matchbox and cigarette pack covered with cardboard covers, repeatedly change places
1932 Novel Magic 17
Lu Brent The Surprise Reverse Torn Card and Cigarette Trick Card torn into pieces and placed into handkerchief. Later a piece is found in a cigarette, which matches the card which has magically restored in the handkerchief with a corner missing
1932 Novel Magic 27
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Blindfolded magician able to tell which cigarette was selected apparently by its smoke
Related to 1932 Novel Magic 33
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Method No. 2 Same effect, different type of coding system
Related to 1932 Novel Magic 35
Tom Sellers The Strong Cigarette cigarette held at end, weight on thread put on other end, cigarette does not break
1933 More Secrets 4
Tom Sellers Pin Divination spectator pushes pin in any cigarette in a box and turns it over, cigarette found by performer
1933 More Secrets 5
Martin Sunshine Cigarette Perception cigarette brands are named blindfolded, see page 99 for improvement by Frank N. Dodd
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 14
Orville Wayne Meyer A Cigarette Rolled by Proxy cigarette rolled by tongue
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 54
Lu Brent Tobacco Magic loose tobacco vanishes from hand, is reproduce with other hand
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 84
Theodore Annemann Cigarettes in the Dark brand of cigarettes are named blindfolded
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 92
Theodore Annemann Blindfolded Cigarette Divination
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 101
Lyman Allen The Novelty Box Selection forcing a color or cigarette with a box
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 138
Edward Victor A Change-Over Palm
1937 Magic of the Hands 78
Edward Victor The Cigarette Paper Effect torn and restored cigarette paper
1937 Magic of the Hands 110
Unknown Just a Cigarette Paper cigarette paper balanced on hat, nose and sleeve, with Cinquevalli anecdote
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 17
Unknown Magnetized Cigarettes one cigarette used to pick up others in long string, examinable, thread
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 27
Unknown A Cigarette Interlude burning cigarette torn in half, lighted half thrown on floor, other half also lighted suddenly
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 86
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Cigar Fake construction of fake (shell) cigar
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 16
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Phantom Tobacco Trick loose tobacco vanishes from one hand and appears in the other
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 40
Unknown Producing Sparks
1938 Greater Magic 735
Unknown A Cigarette Interlude magical lighting of cigarette, impromptu
1938 Greater Magic 753
Unknown Bending a Cigarette Double bending without breaking
1938 Greater Magic 754
Unknown The Knotted Cigarette
1938 Greater Magic 754
Unknown The Travelling Cigar Ash from hand to hand
1938 Greater Magic 764
Theodore Annemann No Pain fakir stunt combination:
  • burning cigarette on tongue
  • needle through arm (real)
  • eating pepper
  • putting hand in trap
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 423
Eddie Joseph Man of Attraction The Human Magnet, sticky substance, prelude with some "body magic" stunts
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 447
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishes
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 471
Unknown Yogi Stuff holding a cigarette at the burning end
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 2
Quong Yen Cig in Bottle bar stunt, paper circle on bottle, cigarette balancing on top
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4) 4
Jean Hugard Cigarettes chapter intro
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 76
Unknown Rolling a Cigarette with One Hand
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 81
Unknown Prepared Cigar. For the Card in Cigar Trick
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 90
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Bombay Propaganda inverted match thru fist with cigarette
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 9) 4
Joseph Ovette Magician Versus Layman cigarette is lit with blown out match
1940 Fast Ones 23
Unknown Triple Prediction predicted are number of cigarettes in packet, card and its position
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 39
Bruce Elliott Elliott Humor cigarette falls apart when smoking, chemical, see page 778 for alternative chemical
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 127) 735
Unknown The Unreversed Word words "choice quality" on Camel cigarette cases held in mirror, one remains readable
Also published here
  • "Ten After Dinner Tricks" (Harlan Tarbell)
1941 After the Dessert 6
Karl Germain Over the Top torn and restored cigarette paper
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 56
John Scarne Strong Man ripping the cellophane paper of a cigar, spectator can't do it
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 23) 96
Unknown Lighted Cigarette from Box sight gag
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 156
Orville Wayne Meyer Gaglet cigarette is light without the use of a lighter
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 26) 110
Herb Runge Blob as Herb Rungie, two cigarettes with different brands, one put in the pocket one in the box, performer always knows which one is where
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 68) 277
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 6
Ray H. Cason Cigarette Pack to Match Box
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 33
Milbourne Christopher The Name Appears names of presidents on slips of paper, put in performer's pocket, one chosen and burnt, ashes rubbed on cigarette, name appears
Dec. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 7) 172
Arnold Belais Smoke Up Your Sleeve smoke is blown in one sleeve and comes out the other, tube
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 29
King Stevenson Cigarette Shiner paper clip in cigarette
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 101) 405
James F. Herpick Camel Walk camel on cigarette pack moves
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 563
Jerry Hornak Producing two Flashes of Flame when lighting a cigarette
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 16
Doctor Lowry A Cigarette Cutie cigarette is ignited with blown-out match
Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 4
Unknown Saucy and Lady making impromptu puppet of old lady with handkerchief and cigarette
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 18
Unknown Indian Gift cigar gag, apparently placing it into pocket of spectator
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 20
Unknown Cigar Antics classic gags with cigarettes
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 20
Unknown Penny Game puzzle with cigarettes, glass, coin and paper, set-up for joke with flash paper
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 24
Unknown Fireproof Fingers holding burning cigarette between two fingers
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 25
Unknown Cigarette Pack Gags
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 26
Unknown Jugglery cigarette jugglery with lips
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 26
Unknown Buck Teeth gag with cigarettes
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 27
Bob Somerfeld No Smoking blindfolded cigarette test, when radio is flicked on, there is a commercial of the right brand
1951 Mind Reader's Digest 12
Melvin Brockhaus Funny Cigar Gag
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 16
George Blake Smoking Sailor sailor on picture smokes real cigarette
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 258) 1032
Eugene Gloye The Cigarette Vending Machine box can be shown empty, when coin is placed inside a cigarette raises from box, full box appears at the end
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 15
Bruce Elliott Heat Transference two balls of tin foil, one touched by a cigarette, then heat is transferred to ball held by spectator
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 274) 1097
Don Tanner, Dr. Stanley Jaks Don Tanner's 4 Items
  • miniature deck from sealed cigarette pack
  • selection rises from cigarette pack
  • card stabbing, wrapped in paper
  • tie gag
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1102
Eddie Turner Hot Shot, the Fire Eater gag with cigarette
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 34
James F. Herpick Cork Tip, Please matchbox with hole, cigarette is pushed through, cigarette ends up bent in matchbox
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 301) 3
Karrell Fox A Striking Interlude jokes with exploding match, chainsmoker and getting hump on back because of smoking Camel
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 14
Karrell Fox Wet Cigar cigar gag
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 32
Karrell Fox The Vendor Pitch Act gag bit, production of hot dogs, cigars, bananas etc
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 44
Don Alan Cut Down to Half a Pack gag, half cigarette pack
1956 Pretty Sneaky 35
Tony Corinda No. 24. Matches or Cigarettes prediction of the amount of spectator's cigarettes or matches
1958 The Swami Gimmick 24
Jon Tremaine, Tony Corinda (7) The Cigarette Packet Pellet Index
1958 Predictions 93
Eddie Clever, U. F. Grant (a) Cigarette Test cigarettes dumped in a bowl, cigarette with different brand is found
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Corvello Caught Thoughts thought is divined, written on cigarette paper, carbon in cigarette box
1960 Magic of the Mind 75
Val Andrews Tobacco Bowls rice bowls with tobacco and cigarettes instead of water
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 15
Tenkai Ishida Lighted Cigarette fake lighted cigarette
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 80
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Notes brand of cigarette is divined
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Max Malini Vanishing Tobacoo tobacco vanishes and appears under ashtray, see p. 94 for more information
Variations 1962 Malini and His Magic 57
Dr. E. G. Irvin Vanishing Tobacco with gimmick
Inspired by 1962 Malini and His Magic 94
Jack Ketch Private Reading No. 2 billet dropped in cigarette box with slit, secret reading
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 370) 308
Nate Leipzig Tear-Up with a Twist torn and restored cigarette paper
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 94
Nate Leipzig Cigarette Paper Prediction thought of name appears on a cigarette paper
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 141
Unknown A Mate from Wonderland Jaks In the Ring variation with cigar band
Inspired by 1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 380) 358
Stewart James, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" three colored cigars/cigarettes, three bowls, one of each selected and predicted
Inspired by Dec. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
Jimmy Ritchie Quit Smoking II using Ireland's How to Quit Smoking
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 90
Sid Fleischman Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 27) 133
Paul Siegel Tabagie pencil and paper are sealed into envelope, slogan of named cigarette brand appears on paper
1972 Doorway to Delusion 12
Charlie Miller Puff of Smoke! torn and restored cigarette paper, animated / floating cigarette filter
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 44) 218
Unknown La Broma del Cigarrillo gag with cigarette packet, when someone wants to grab a cigarette, it goes back in to box
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 107
Fred Robinson Icebreaker gag
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 2) 16
Unknown Cigarette Puzzle bar bet
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 49
Christopher Rogers Smoke Ring ashes on arm, zodiac, cigar tube becomes hot
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 118) 589
Kabon Fujimara, Juan Tamariz El Pez Japonés puzzle and number divination with 8 cigarettes, fish layout
Inspired by 1975 Magia en el Bar 85
Unknown Cigarrillo Anudado bending a cigarette, without breaking it
1975 Magia en el Bar 90
Unknown Apuesta Imposible bar bet with cigarette
1975 Magia en el Bar 91
Unknown "Wrapper Magic" sponge ball from cigar wrapper
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 25
Eddie Fields Mild Miracle Spectator inhales on a cigarette with eyes closed, believes it is a lit cigarette - but turns out it is not lit
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 26
Erwin Schussel Cigmental five cigarettes from different brands in envelope, performer divines chosen cigarette
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 165) 822
Fred Robinson, Ken Brooke, Vic Allen Where There's Smoke cigarette rolls over the table and can be bend without breaking it
1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2) 472
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
1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 489
Harry Lorayne The Asbestos-Handkerchief Routine cigarette does not burn handkerchief with coin in it, then cigarette through handkerchief with paper cover
1977 The Magic Book 252
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
1978 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
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 588
Paul Fox Easy-Lite Cigarettes for producing lit cigarettes
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 139
Paul Fox Smokeless Cigarettes lighted, smokeless cigarettes
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 139
Allen Okawa Cellophane Surprise torn and restored cellophane at cigarette case, healing process is felt
Variations 1979 Close-up Entertainer 134
Karl Fulves No Box thumb tip rattle gimmick, routine with cigarette box
Related to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1243
Unknown The Twirling Cigarette Paper spins on tip of finger, physics
1979 Elastrix 38
Tom Mullica Mis-Made Fag filter is torn off and reappears
Oct. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 551
Unknown The Great Bottle Mystery No. 36, cigarette balanced on a paper ring which stand on a bottle, ring has to be taken away so cigarette falls into bottle
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 47
David Ashton, Nikko PsychoBond torn and restored cigarette paper, classic methods
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 288) 1439
Tom Mullica Schizophrenia crazy cigarette - match - potpourri
1982 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 75
Joe Safuto The Trick That Never Was cigarette from new pack is broken in four pieces, matrix effect, restoration, pack resealed, time travel presentation
1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 111
Michael Ammar Bill to Cigarette first rolled up bill and cigarette change places, then cigarette vanishes bill changes into cigarette eventually bill is found in cigarette
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 112
Karl Norman Bill in Cigarette
Also published here 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 129
Unknown Pliable Cigarette cigarette can be bent, knot tied, without doing harm
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 20
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 Levitator sticky substance, "Malini formula?"
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 30
Ben Harris Cig-Stuff message appears on cigarette, written with invisible ink
1985 Out Of His Mind! 128
Ron Wilson T.A.R.C.P. The Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 130
Terri Rogers Cigology opened cellophane on cigarette box is wrapped on box again, stunt
May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 60
Hiroshi Sawa Smoke Rings two smoke rings are caught and become solid, then linked
1988 New Magic Of Japan 118
William Goodwin Camel Cigarette Prediction marked place on cigarette pack is predicted
Inspired by 1988 Lecture 1988 9
Karrell Fox A "Tip" for You cork on cigarette, sight gag
1988 My Latest Book 29
Harry Levine Tear Up with a Psychotic Twist handling for torn and restored cigarette paper
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 33) 591
Rocco Silano Hot and Cold Cigarette lit cigarette touched on spectator's hand without burning him
1990 If it fits... Sleeve it! 34
Rocco Silano Fire and Ice: The Informal Presentation filter of cigarette removed and a piece burned, it changes to solid plastic, another piece burns in a flash and ice is produced from flash
1990 If it fits... Sleeve it! 47
Rocco Silano Flash Paper Ring on Cigarette method to produce fire from cigarette
1990 If it fits... Sleeve it! 51
Rocco Silano Weighting Cigarettes "Trio of Tips"
nail in cigarette to facilitate sleeving
1990 If it fits... Sleeve it! 52
Karrell Fox Funny-Filter paper streamer from cigarette
1991 Goodies 83
Peter Schilling No Smokes empty cigarette package is crumpled and blown up again, cigarette is removed
Inspired by 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 43) 767
Eddie Fechter Tips, Hints, and Bits of Business various gags, on the classic force and Ambitious Card bit
1993 Fechter 213
Karl Norman Bill in the Cigarette
Also published here 1995 40 Years at the Forks 45
Allen Okawa Cellophane Surprise torn and restored cellophane at cigarette case, healing process is felt
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer) 173
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Membrane with a Pack of Smokes initials from paper are transfered to cellophane around cigarette pack
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 45
Simon Lovell Anticadge cigarette removed from cigarette case, case is then restored again
Inspired by 1997 Simon Says! 231
Unknown Wrong Side cigarette in mouth with filter on wrong side, turned over but still filter on wrong side
1999 Mietek — Lecture Notes 15
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Alhambra prediction of named cigarette brand, words appear on flash paper
Also published here 2000 Anam Cara 9
John Cornelius Trying to Quit rubber tubing cigarettes, with applications
  • Ephemeral
  • Chain Smoker
  • Lip Service
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 95
Unknown Wrong Side cigarette in mouth with filter on wrong side, turned over but still filter on wrong side
2001 Light My Fire 13
Daniel Garcia Addict Resealable cigarette pack cellophane
2002 Next 5
Al Baker Cigar Band Trick torn and restored cigar band
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 694
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Alhambra prediction of named cigarette brand, words appear on flash paper
Also published here 2006 Compilation 18
Ron Jaxon Smokin' cigarette put in mouth, filter at wrong end of cigarette, cigarette reversed but still on wrong end, a few more phases
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 212
Stewart James Sefalaljia One-man miniature spirit cabinet

Phase one: ball and glass placed in cabinet. When cabinet opened, ball is magically inside the glass now
Phase two: Handkerchief tossed inside the cabinet knots itself
Phase three: Finger ring of spectator magically threads onto a piece of rope that has both ends outside of the cabinet
Phase four: cigar placed inside the cabinet lights up and smokes itself
Phase five: Bottle of milk placed inside cabinet, liquid slowly disappears
Related toAlso published here 2007 The Essential Stewart James 31
Fred Robinson I Know gag prediction involving a cigarette
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 238
Román García La Varita de los Cigarrillos two cigarettes morph together so they look like a magic wand
2010 Nanomagias 217
Karl Fulves Moving Coin coin under cellophane of cigarette pack, it rises by shaking
Related to
  • old MUM issue
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 605
Tom Gagnon Smoke Screen match goes out by itself when performer inhales into opposite sleeve, then smoke is exhaled
Inspired by
  • "The Human Volcano" (Jules Dhotel, Magic with Small Apparatus)
  • "Matchless Matches" (John Scarne's Magic Tricks, p. 222)
2013 Too Hot for the Devil 210
Roberto Giobbi Last Cigarette presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 11) 75
Christoph Borer Der Brief prediction of a chosen CD, cigar and position of a knife in a blade holder
Related to 2018 Mentale Notizen 74
Joaquín Navajas Cigarrillos ideas with cigarettes, cigarette through hand
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 171