49 entries in Ashtray/Ashes
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, description of effect in which different colored ashes are taken out of water (not sand effect)
Related to Mar. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 112
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on the colored ashes in water effect, Moltke und der Globus
Related to Apr. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 127
Wilhelm Schiele Die Pharao-Schlange pill that becomes "snake" of ashes when burned
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 79
Charles Roe Thought Ablaze ashes on arm for card revelation
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 881
Unknown The Numbers on the Arm ashes rubbed on arm, writing appears
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 189
M. Van Reese Assisted by the Dead name appears on arm, ashes
1945 My Best 213
U. F. Grant Chalk Penetration chalk mark is rubbed through a table or surface and appears on the performer's other previously examined hand
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 14
Don Tanner Ashes to Ashes name written on a billet and burnt, ashes put on a second billet and eventually name appears
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 936
Eddie Joseph Mark of Identification mark is drawn on finger with burnt match, then finger rubbed on back of other hand and mark appears on palm of the hand
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 22
Don Alan Ashes... smudge of ashes penetrates hand of spectator and appears in his palm, first shown to Don Alan by Jim Ryan
1956 Pretty Sneaky 43
John A. M. Howie Psychicoin spirit taps, with coin and ashtray, eventually coin penetrates ashtray
Inspired by
  • L. Vosburgh Lyon's "The Tapping Ball" in Bruce Elliott's "Magic as a Hobby"
1958 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 219
Eddie Joseph The Writing on the Palm ashes on palm, writing appears
1959 Cigarette Tricks and Gags at the Bar 7
Roger Klause Ashes To Ashes smudge of ashes penetrates hand of spectator and appears in his palm
Related toVariations 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 240
Arthur Emerson Daughter of Darkness ashes on palm, voodoo presentation with doll hands
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 37) 181
Juan Tamariz El Espiritu de las Cenizas Reveladores name of selection is written on a napkin which is then burnt, ashes are put on a second napkin and name of card appears
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 126
Zorka Out of Ashes ashes of burnt paper rubbed on second paper reveal spectator's zodiac sign
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 82) 407
Juan Tamariz La Ceniza Espiritista
Related to 1975 Magia en el Bar 79
Christopher Rogers Smoke Ring ashes on arm, zodiac, cigar tube becomes hot
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 118) 589
Arthur Emerson Mind Burn two people initial half of a business card, spectator selects right half and other is burnt, ash on hand with initials
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 125) 621
Unknown The Old Ash Trick
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 86
Philip T. Goldstein Burnt Offerings assistant reads ashes of a burnt business card and reveals a chosen ESP symbol
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 7
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 8
Jim Ryan Ash Wednesday ashes on palm of spectator's hand
1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 3
Harry Lorayne Ashes to Ashes
1977 The Magic Book 285
Al Mann Don Pedro story of Don Pedro from Buenos Aires, witnessing a center tear and ashes on arm routine in 1926
1978 The Tesseract 18
Stephen Minch The Stigmata of Cthulhu stigmata marks appear on skin of spectators
VariationsAlso published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 2
Tom Gagnon Educated Dollar Bill bill crawls underneath wallet in tent configuration, then under ashtray and back
  • The Bill and Wallet
  • Gaining Slack In The Thread
  • Himber Plus Cardini
  • The Bill and the Ashtray
  • Notes by Karl Fulves
Inspired by 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 27) 1325
Leo Kostka Psychic Stigmata ESP sign appears on hand of performer and on various spectator, sugar cube as stamp
Inspired by 1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 285) 1421
Al Mann The Book from Sumer word from a book is noted and billet burnt, performer opens book at the page and ashes are rubbed on page, chosen word appears
1982 Cero-Mentics 14
Joseph Dunninger A Visit to a Billet Medium carbon paper in book
1983 Master Billet Tests 11
Pedro Pedro in Magic cigarette vanishes and appears again, then ashtray is produced in smoke
1986 Gimmick (Issue 6) 10
Richard Osterlind Updated Ashes on Arm secret writing
1986 The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 14
Gary Plants Headboard ashes on bald head
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 345
Gerald Deutsch Sweet Disappearance Ashtray Disappearance
May 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 5) 1783
Michael Weber Powers of Dimness index fingers on spectator's eyelids, ashtray starts to levitate
Related to
  • Howard Thurston's "200 Tricks You Can Do" p. 180
1991 Life Savers 71
Michael Weber United Divinations ashes on arm, impromptu Devil's Handkerchief to force a billet
Related to 1991 Life Savers 86
John Carney Final Trace deck wrapped in napkin vanishes, napkin is burned and on arm name of card appears after rubbing of ashes
1991 Carneycopia 19
Steve Dusheck Ashes to Ashes ashes on business card transform into a design
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 100
Alan Shaxon Eine neue Räucher-Blech-Routine two baking trays are blackened with soot, a coin is placed in between and suddenly date of coin appears written in soot
1994 Alan Shaxon Lecture 17
Peter Duffie Dustinct chalk mark from between two coins to spectator's palm
1996 Open Secrets 5
Eugene Burger Ashes on the Palm for Non-Smokers
Variations 2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 221
Unknown A Voodoo Ritual presentation for ashes in the hand
2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 137
Tony Bartolotta Ashes Gag urn with "Ashes of Disgruntled Spectator", ashes to palm follow-up
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 221
Jay Sankey The Hustler ashes on palm with pool billiard chalk
2004 Sankey Unleashed 167
Luke Jermay PK Lipstick mixture of Banachek's PK Touches and ashes to palm (with lipstick)
Inspired by 2004 The Coral Fang 30
Stephen Minch The Stigmata of Cthulhu stigmata marks appear on skin of spectators, with sound effects from hidden sound device, stooge faints
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 17
Bill Abbott Flash (The Wonder Dog) story presentation, ashes of dead dog
Inspired by 2010 Table Magic 11
Bill Abbott Ashes Feng Shui
2010 Table Magic 14
Roberto Giobbi Voodoo tips for ashes on hand
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 5) 100