84 entries in Bill / Number-Reading
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown 2. Experimente mit Banknoten medium divines denomination and number of bill, explanation in reference
Related to Mar. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 41
Unknown Erklärung explanation of bill divination code
Related to Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 54
Al Baker Al Baker's Pet Hat Trick hat as a utility prop to exchange billets...
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 77
Theodore Annemann, Charles Peet A Mentalist with Money marked bill is divined among others and its number as well
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 168
Theodore Annemann Serial Number Divination number is divined by medium, in random order
Related to 1937 "En Rapport" 10
Theodore Annemann Mental Dollars three bills folded and put in handkerchief, one is selected and the serial number is divined, the Accessory
1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 10
Dr. Richard Rowe Three Cards and a Bank Note (Bill) three selections & borrowed bill sealed in four envelopes, performer names card and serial number, all vanish and reappear in middle of deck, bill wrapped around the three cards, duplicates
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 43
Henry Hardin Mystic Perception divined whether serial number on dollar bill is odd or even
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 596
Dave Price, Unknown Naming the Date on a Borrowed Bill bills had certain years on them
1941 After the Dessert 5
Martin Gardner Four Piles and a Dollar Bill spectator deals pile into four piles, the values on top form the year on the bill
1941 After the Dessert 6
Clyde Cairy Hoomdangs result of some calculations with the serial number of a chosen bill, appear on slates
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 123
Tom Osborne Instant Number Memorization how to quickly memorize serial number
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 134
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Impromptu Bill Reading
1945 My Best 163
Ronald B. Edwards Numerology with prepared stage money
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 79) 320
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley A Chance in a Billion bill put in a glass and covered with handkerchief
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 41
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley New Bills for Old ten serial numbers are noted on a blackboard, performer is blindfolded and can call out all the numbers
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 44
Bob Somerfeld Serial Number Prediction
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 152) 618
Unknown Reading the Number on a Borrowed Dollar Bill using double envelope
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 178
Al Baker Bill-Epathy using Baker Billet Switch
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 283
Dr. Jacob Daley, Dr. Stanley Jaks Daley's Device bill switch while putting it in envelope
Also published here 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 217) 866
Gene "Phantini" Grant Challenge Dollar Bill Test bill in envelope and between slates, still performer divines serial number
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 10
Dr. Jacob Daley Device bill switch while putting it in envelope
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 213
Royal Vale Heath Heath's Bill Trick Serial number divination, very mathematical
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 52
Dr. Spencer Thornton Other Thorntonism Ideas for a serial number divination, switching playing cards and appearance of a message
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Tony Corinda (5) The Bartender's Nightmare! divination of a serial number, blindfolded
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 150
Dr. Spencer Thornton Serial Number Telepathy one of five collected bills is selected and the serial number divined
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 12
Eric Mason (12) The Star Trap Billet Switch (Eric Mason) spectator throws rolled up bill to performer, who divines the serial number, with star trap towel holder gimmick
1959 Billets 181
Corvello Mentalism in Numbers three bills folded and put in a handkerchief
1960 Magic of the Mind 68
The Amazing Maurice A Spectator Performs Telepathy spectator divines number from a bill by looking into a glass of water
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 19
Alfred Zorn The X-Ray Match-Box bill is folded and cicled with rubber band then put in matchbox, serial number reading
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 7
Lou Borin Mind vs. Money ten bills borrowed, performer reveals serial numbers behind back, see p. 246 for further references & p. 258 for Evan Shanahan playing card adaption
Also published here Feb. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 237
Alan Shaxon The Banknote in Walnut bill in walnut in egg in lemon, serial number divination to start
Inspired by 1970 My Kind of Magic 37
Jack Kent Tillar The Third Eye signed bill
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 5) 21
Marshall Weinstein In Mind's Eye! using a Hoy stick
Related to 1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 29) 143
Paul Siegel Money Madness any bill put in envelope, performer reveal serial number
1972 Doorway to Delusion 17
Cicardi Telep-a-Bill handkerchief switch
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 81) 403
Fredric Broder Charitable Chicanery serial number reading in context of a charity event
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 103) 512
Amedeo Vacca Budapest Switch featuring switch of crumpled bill with handkerchief, tabled
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 93
Nathan Stark The Bill of Belphegor bill folded and put under rubber band of a banded stack of index cards
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 120) 597
Tieneblas Eye Level with pad
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 129) 642
Orville Wayne Meyer The Pineal Senses playing card, serial number of bill and a name are divined, clever pre-show handling
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 144) 717
Paul Rylander Psi Traveler... Revisited follow up for Psi Traveler, serial number divination
Related to 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 157) 782
Al Mann The Legal Tenders serial number is divined, with Abyss envelope
1977 The Sibylline Messages 8
John Cornelius "Nor Eyes to See With" Revisited denomination and serial number of bill read that is given behind back
Inspired byAlso published here 1977 Innovative Magic No. 2 15
Erwin Schussel Sonic Sight spectator seals bill in envelope before the show
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 194) 969
Robert Cassidy A 35mm Triple Test die, ESP card and bill are placed into three film cans, number, symbol and serial number are divined
1977 Pseudo-Mentally Yours 11
Harry Lorayne The Larger the Bill spectator reverses one of four bills and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one, with optional serial reading
Inspired by 1977 The Magic Book 231
Francis Carlyle The Blindfold Act
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 129
Roy Miller Divine Power number is generated with calculator, it turns out to be the serial number of chosen bill from audience member, with bulldog clip on stick
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 207) 1031
George Kemp, Nita Kemp PK: By the Numbers bill in glass moves, then with aid of spectator part of serial number is divined
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 213) 1061
Jack Bridwell Bill Changer switch behind card, with paperclip
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 198) 988
John Cornelius Read Out denomination and serial number of bill read that is given behind back
Related toAlso published here 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1165
Larry Becker Ultraffinity folded bill in one of several matchboxes is found by performer, then serial number is divined
Variations 1978 World of Super Mentalism 91
Karrell Fox Forward and Sdrawkcab bit of business for bill serial number reading
1979 Another Book 139
Neal Rider Planned Failures after failing at a routine, serial number of bill is revealed
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 222) 1109
Larry Becker Ultraffinity Revisited folded bill in one of several matchboxes is found by performer, then serial number is divined, different boxes
Inspired by 1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 54
Robert Priest Orobas Factor before the show spectator buys a magazine and seals a bill in an envelope, magazine test and serial number reading, himber wallet
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 265) 1321
Hanussen Numystic Eye serial number divination with five bills, in paper bag
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 271) 1353
George B. Anderson Serial Number Divination serial number of folded bill is divined with pendulum, switch
1980 The Magic Pendulum 24
Jules Lenier Sneak Preview one of four bills is selected, using a Himber wallet
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 254) 1269
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Scott David idea for Serial number reading
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 288) 1440
David Avadon, Sid Fleischman One Man Telephone Trick prediction of serial number on answering machine of telephone
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 290) 1449
Gene "Phantini" Grant Supreme Psychometry pseudo psychometry, different objects in envelopes, serial number divination of a bill
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 71
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Bill Divination" several bills in a bowl, one is selected and number divined
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 37
Rev. John "Jack" Keenan Ripper Amok number divination of a bill and prediction with a office spike
1982 Of Gifts and Talents 10
Barrie Richardson Dollar Divination using bill switch
VariationsAlso published here 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1034
Unknown Serial Secret No. 88, how to really memorize the serial number of a bill quickly
Related to 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 115
Basil Horwitz Challenge Bank Note Mindreading several bills are collected and sealed in envelopes, spectator choses one and serial number is divined
1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 57
Karl Fulves Mind vs. Money No. 10, five bills borrowed, performer reveals serial numbers blindfolded or behind back
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 21
Karrell Fox "Clipswitch" switch with paper clip
1988 My Latest Book 19
Karl Fulves By George, He Got It! No. 53, quarter folded into bill by spectator, date of coin and serial number of bill divined by performer behind back
1995 Easy Magic 75
Paul Harris Bat Fishing borrowed dollar bill, eight cards selected, their values are serial number of bill
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 37
Barrie Richardson Dollar Divination bill switch, with full presentation
Also published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 16
Paul Curry Payoff bill folded and put in envelope, serial number is divined, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 159
John Cornelius MoneyTalk denomination and serial number of bill read that is given behind back
Also published here 2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 113
Al Baker Dollar Bill Trick
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 710
Neil Tobin, Larry Becker, Ted Lesley The Big Game bill is located among several envelopes and serial number is divined, using the Teleport Envelope
Inspired by 2003 2003 U.S. Master Class Notes 23
Chuck Hickok Suggestions for "Dollar Divination" presentational points on the Richardson routine
Inspired by 2005 Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 125
Barrie Richardson, David Hoy Dr. Faust Does a Miracle description of a performance of David Hoy with possible method reconstruction, reading of letter in serial number for three spectators, then full serial
2005 Act Two 121
Darwin Ortiz Note Under Cup Finale discussion and number reading ending
Inspired by 2006 Designing Miracles 114
Neil Tobin Reserved several bills are collected and redistributed, one of them divined
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 24
Oliver Meech Secret Service Load Performer divines serial number of a bill inside the spectator's wallet. The bill is never taken out of the wallet during the reading.
2009 The Plot Thickens 72
Josh Janousky Billuminati magician can divine which Federal Reserve printed the bill despite bill being folded up
July 2019 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2)) 140
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay Intra-Sensory Perception testing five senses by divining the following things
  • number of cut of cards with blank deck
  • date of birth
  • what spectator had for breakfast
  • occupation of spectator
  • serial number of bill
2020 Parlour Tricks 111