109 entries in Billet / Readings
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Lynn Dr. Lynn's Second Sight Act dead names written on papers, performer divines some, then a last one from freely chosen billet appears on arm of performer
1890 More Magic 252
Dr. Lynn The Thinkophone name on paper is divined, using changing ladle
Related to 1890 More Magic 255
Unknown Der Hellseher question written on billet, answered by performer, impression device with white soap and metal plate
Related to Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 140
Unknown Der Hellseher second part of explanation
Related to Oct. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 155
Unknown Das Gedankenlesen pseudo muscle-reading used to divine a word written on a piece of paper, impression onto metal tray with soap covered paper
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Reading Extraordinary one ahead
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 463
Al Baker The Billet Test
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 467
Oswald Rae Original Sealed Billet Reading with five billets, two ahead
1926 Between Ourselves 79
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Mystery three billets, envelopes, including the umbrella move
Related to 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 92
Tom Sellers One Man Sealed Message Reading
1933 More Secrets 20
Theodore Annemann Two Papers and a Spectator thumb tip
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Al Baker The Name Is - ! one billet, using a leather book
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 118
Theodore Annemann The Master of the Message using a stooge
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 13
Theodore Annemann A Question and the Answer
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Theodore Annemann The Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Ralph W. Read A New Method of Tabulation tip for question and answer reading act
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 46
Theodore Annemann The Telephone Drama name and telephone number are divined
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 7
Theodore Annemann The Dead Name Test connected to the foregoing routine, name of a dead person is divined

1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 8
Wm. Hewitt The Modern Mindreader several questions put in envelopes
Related to 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 2
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Psychic Writing appearing writing on paper card answers question
Related toVariations 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 4
Theodore Annemann Psychic Writing Variation appearing writing on paper card answers question
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 91
Bert Reese Bert Reese Secrets Berthold Riess, billet reading information, soft paper
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 140
Newton Hall The Reticent Queen written name is divined by whispering queen, using P&L Metal Card Box
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to read billet with deck of cards as cover
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 196
Robert Parrish The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Reading System 1. Collecting the Envelopes
2. Reading the Messages
3. Returning the Card and Envelope
4. Returning the Next to the Last Message
5. Reading the Last Message
1937 You'd be Surprised 22
Theodore Annemann Diabolo Pellet Reading
1938 Greater Magic 881
Unknown The One Ahead System
1938 Greater Magic 883
Wm. Hewitt Modern Mind Reading
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 884
Robert Parrish The Phantom President imaginary president is elected, choice divined
1939 Do That Again! 17
Burling Hull, Theodore Annemann New Sheet Reading questions in numbered envelopes answered by medium, Q&A
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 491
Henry Hardin The Finest Sealed Letter Test impression device
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
Theodore Annemann Tip on Q&A Act
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 620
Theodore Annemann A Day of Your Life one spectator writes some things on billets, performer divines all
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 654
William Ruesskamp A New Slant on Pellet Reading switch with hat, billets are numbered
1940 Fast Ones 21
Al Baker The Quick and the Dead living and dead test with reading of dead name
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 265
Joseph Dunninger, Theodore Annemann Gipsies Won't Tell thoughts on the reading act
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 723
Otis Manning The Ghost of a Chance billet switching box, Q&A
Related toVariations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 137) 781
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope burnt and divined
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 7) 26
James G. Thompson Jr. Duo-Finale three spectators think of something, write it down and seal their thought in an envelope, performer divines all three
1943 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 208
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to switch and read billet with deck of cards as cover
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 28
Theodore Annemann The Telephone Drama name and telephone number
1945 My Best 279
Jos. Kellar Ghost Eyes cards and billets are put in a bag and read in the darkness
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 30
John Hamilton Date? Name? triple prediction
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 392
Unknown A "One Man" Mind Reading Act billets are handed out for questions, quastion answer act
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 219
Unknown A Modern Crystal Gazing Act using switching tray
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 224
Anna Eva Fay, Ralph W. Read The Excelsior Mind Reading Act different methods to ascertain information, long discussion of this type of work
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 231
Cyril Marriott Facsimile content from billet is reproduced on a slate
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 415
Mike Trent Okito Goes Mental billet in Okito Box
Related to 1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 6
Unknown The Three-Billet Test No. 3 three different categories
Variations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 226
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 306
Al Baker Pellet Reading with secret opening and reading method
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 316
Al Baker Pseudo Fortune Telling Séance for "can you tell fortunes?"-situations
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 329
Al Baker Secret Reading of Billets
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 326
Al Baker One-Man Billet Reading
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 413
Bob Somerfeld Supelletive three billet routine, umbrella move
1951 Mind Reader's Digest 15
Milbourne Christopher Special Delivery several names of the members of the audience are noted, one is selected and put in envelope, performer hands envelope to owner
1954 More One Man Mental Magic 8
Dr. Stanley Jaks Billets Deux billet in glass, covered by handkerchief is divined
Also published here 1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 299) 1194
Harold Sterling, Harlan Tarbell Astrological Mindreading Act birthdate reading, billets in envelopes
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 198
Harlan Tarbell Royal Message Reading message written on playing card, using card with window
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 206
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Miracle Mental Routine messages in envelopes reading routine, drawing duplication as climax, blindfolded
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 1
Tony Corinda (17) The Use of a Crystal Ball crystal ball as magnifying glass to read billets
1959 Billets 186
Tony Corinda Three Little Questions
1959 Billets 189
Charlie Miller The Great Billet Test spectator writes name on one of several billets, billet and word on it are divined
1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 38
James G. Thompson Jr. Five to One billets in hat, secret divination and reading
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 239
Dr. Stanley Jaks Billetdeux billet in glass, covered by handkerchief is divined
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 53
Al Koran Birthday Card Trick birthday is divined, center tear
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 29
Al Koran Doodles psychometry with 6 spectators and papers
Variations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 67
Ralph Gironda, Karl Fulves Notes from Underground two billets/spectators, see p. 241 for further reference
Mar. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 167
Jules Lenier Instant Fortune-Teller cold reading and answering one question, using cards
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 26) 127
Max Lister Easy Message Reading alcohol to make envelope transparent
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 62
Paul Siegel Test of Lhasa word on billet is divined, burnt with a figurine and story presentation
1972 Doorway to Delusion 15
David Douglas Psychic Empathy different names of audience members are written on paper by performer, one is selected and divined, twist on old principle
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 58) 287
Jack Kent Tillar Impromptu Pseudo-Psychology slips of paper, several spectators write down pieces of information, all billets are correctly allocated, information of last billet is divined
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 155) 771
Karrell Fox The Shifting Sands of the Sahara white sand on tablet used as presentational ploy to read answer from spectator's palm impression
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 97
Christopher Rogers Flim-Flam Man! q&a routine
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 217) 1083
Bob Haines Shades of Bert Resse several billets are read with Mann's "The Azonic Force", one ahead
1979 Acidus Plus 9
Karrell Fox "That's What You Think!" several billets in clear box, reading
1979 Another Book 146
Karrell Fox Mind-velope billets mixed in envelope, some held back secretly when others are dumped out
Related to 1979 Another Book 152
Thomas Alan Waters Trinkle birthday and zodiac are written on paper and divined
Inspired by 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 186
Al Mann The Essence of Thought Q&A with one sitter, with envelopes
Inspired by 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 1
Thomas Alan Waters OManation on the OM Billet Switching Box
Inspired by 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 735
Richard Osterlind The Routine mindreading with center tear
1986 The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 13
Bob Ostin Postmaster words noted on billets, performer divines words on folded billets
May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 51
Karrell Fox "E.Z.-est-yet" Mindreading billets mixed in envelope, some held back secretly when others are dumped out
Related to 1988 My Latest Book 83
Al Mann The Naked Thought prediction and mind reading, one ahead with 3 billets
1994 The Naked Thought 1
Al Mann The Quantum Leap with four cards, one ahead routine with the opener move
1994 The Naked Thought 4
Basil Horwitz Ultimate Challenge Thought and Clairvoyance performer writes date of birth, favorite color and hobby on card and selects a card with a word, all is divined by performer, envelope switch
Related to 1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 38
Jas Jakutsch The ATAW (Any Time AnyWhere) Triple Test divination of three thoughts, jotted down on a business card
Inspired by
  • Bruce Bernstein's "Telepathy and Clairvoyance" in "Twenty Effects for the Psychic Entertainer"
1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 1 11
Jas Jakutsch JaJa Quadruple Test multiple billet reading, ends with a design duplication
1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 1 21
Jas Jakutsch The QuinBillet Test" AKA "A Kick to the One-A... Head" five billet routine, picture duplication, ends with Telephone Drama
Related to 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 20
Paul Curry Smoke Signals card and word written on billets, then burnt and divined
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 221
Al Baker Thought Transcription several designs on billets, designs are duplicated, thumb tip
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 585
Al Baker Message from Beyond answering of two questions
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 654
Al Baker Pellets and Card Trick cards are written on billets, performer devines cards, short card
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 726
Barrie Richardson A Question is Answered "(With a Business-card Switch)"
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Genii, Aug. 2002
2005 Act Two 264
Barrie Richardson Contact billet routine with two spectators
2005 Act Two 270
Barrie Richardson The Double Billet glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, July 2003
2005 Act Two 275
Barrie Richardson The Devil's Routine billet routine with two spectators
2005 Act Two 287
Jörg Alexander Weber Drei-Namen-Eröffnung three names on billets, pseudo-psychometry, last name divined
Inspired by
  • "Meine Drei-Zettel-Routine" (Carlhorst Meier, Seminar Carlhorst Meier)
2008 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 2 49
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges marking
Also published here 2011 Knew & Improved 8
Barrie Richardson A Dessert and a First Love billet routine
Inspired byVariations 2011 Curtain Call 155
Barrie Richardson The Triangle Peek special fold and billet is squeezed open to glimpse four writings
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Magician, Jan. 2007
2011 Curtain Call 166
Barrie Richardson Double Deception Billet Routine glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Magician, July 2006
2011 Curtain Call 170
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges marking
Also published here 2012 Blackpool Twenty Twelve 13
Alberto de Figueiredo Advinaciones al Cubo word from dictionary, date and drawing are divined
Inspired by 2013 Magia Demente 95
Dr. Stanley Jaks Billets Deux billet in glass, covered by handkerchief is divined
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 105
Philipp Ganglberger B2 - A Billet Routine for the Real World clever constructed billet routine, revelation of several pieces of information of a spectator
Inspired by 2017 B2 2
Robert Cassidy, Alexander de Cova Bob Cassidy's Billet Test
Inspired by
  • "The Three Envelope Test" (Bob Cassidy, The Art of Mentalism Vol. 2)
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 62
Markus Beldig Three-Billet Test
Inspired by
  • "Meine Drei-Zettel-Routine" (Carlhorst Meier, Seminar Carlhorst Meier)
2019 The Florida Notes 2019 10