35 entries in Match & Matchbox / Match / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die gehorsamen Streichhölzer matches in water with heads toward center, the move out in star formation
Nov. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 11) 173
Antonio Molini Das furchtsame Streichhölzchen rubber-banded match shoots out when ignited
June 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 93
Unknown Das magnetische Streichhölzchen match moves by itself, blowing
June 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 6) 93
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
1926 Magische Miniaturen 25
William H. McCaffrey The Jumping Match or Toothpick
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 830
George Sutcliffe, Tom Sellers Repel-Attract matches move apart between fingers, rubber tubing
Variations 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
Theodore Annemann Klein aber fein two matches are put cross-wise on table, match starts moving when selection is held above
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2) 9
Ottokar Fischer Das behexte Zündholz match is balanced upright on sleeve, table, shoulder etc.
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5) 17
Al Baker The Flying Match Head
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 262
J. B. Ward Shooting the Match match and match box configuration on table, one match leaning against another shoots away
1941 After the Dessert 11
Hans "Severus" Ernst, Van Balen-Blanken, Edwin Leist-Bernini 3x1 three ideas with matches
1. balancing match on table
2. matches move by themselves, held between fingers (Van Balen-Blanken)
3. animated matches (Leist-Bernini)
Also published here
  • Van Balen-Blanken's "Magnetische Zundhölzchen" in "Magie" 1938.
1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 2&3) 17
Tom Sellers The Match Jumper jumps from hand into air
1943 Magical Mixture 12
Al O'Hagan Allow Me matchbook opens and a match stands up on it's own
1943 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 210
Unknown Rising and Falling Match match floats up and down in filled bottle
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 71
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite
1947 The First Book of William 42
U. F. Grant Rising and Vanishing Match match rises out of matchbox, vanishes in handkerchief
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 7
Unknown Grasshopper Matches jumping match
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 10
Unknown Have a Light match balanced on finger and strike match behind ear
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Rocket Matches match zooms across the room, gag
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 12
Unknown, Jerry Lukins Mike and Ike matches in bottle with water sink and come back up again
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown Match, Nickel, and Glass match balanced on edge of coin is moved, under glass
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 25
Walter Essman It Floats match floats in front of hand
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 265) 1061
Unknown Anti-Gravico hydrostatic bottle, match slides in from below, then slides back down
June 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 342
Stephen Minch Nervous Matches small items on table move, invisible thread
1975 Mind & Matter 35
Jim Ryan The Static Matches match jumps in the air when touched by second match
1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 1
Fred Robinson, Peter Wentworth, Wally Boyce Where There's Smoke
  • jumping match
  • match puzzle, breaking it with one hand
  • puzzle, match head falls off
Aug. 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 609
Unknown The Jumping Match No. 20, match jumps when touched with other match
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 22
Unknown It Floats! No. 75, toothpick / match sticks to hand and floats behind fingers
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 92
Karl Fulves Zombie Match book of matches rises behind a handkerchief and floats, in the end one of the matches lights spontaneously
1982 Wireless II 38
Pascal Monmoine Match Missile building a match missile
May 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1234
Gaëtan Bloom The Bloom vs. Kulagina Match all matches jump out of box, invisible thread
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 46
Dan Harlan Spread 'Em matchbook with four matches, matches are piled up and then spread still attached to the matchbook
1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 1) 8
John Carney Suicide Match matchbox opens itself and match slides out
1991 Carneycopia 128
Richard Bartram, Jr. Match Made in Heaven match stands up in match box, then floats between hands
1993 Mystification 83
Michael Close Bloom On Your Hand matchbook cover stands on edge (I.T.R.), match animation
1994 Workers Number 4 32