17 entries in Match & Matchbox / Match / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tom Sellers Escapo match through matchbox
1927 Tricks That Work 3
Unknown The Linking Matches between the fingers and thumbs, two methods
1938 Greater Magic 827
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Popper Upper match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it twice, match vanishes in the end
Related toVariations 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 176
P. T. Selbit Match through Safety Pin
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 68
J. B. Bobo Match Penetration between thumb and first finger of both hands
1947 Watch This One! 115
Unknown Match Penetration - 1 classic
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 12
Unknown Match Penetration - 2 with paper matches, visual
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 13
Dr. Boris Zola Doc Zola's Magnet Routine matches penetrate card, with matchbook
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 13
Jack Yeager Pull Thru Matches different method
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 8
James G. Thompson Jr., Verne Chesbro, William H. McCaffrey, Gerald Kosky Strike One longer routine with matchbooks and matches, matchbook appears, match penetrates card, color of head change color, paddle routine, prediction of amount of matches and eventually matches transform into salt
Related toAlso published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 44
Hans G. Stumpf, George Leitmayr Match Sword Box coin in matchbox is penetrated by six matches
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 91
Stewart Judah Penta-Match match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it
Inspired byAlso published here Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 853
Martin Gardner Penetrating Matches match through match between fingers
Related to 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 936
Unknown Quicker Than the Eye match penetrates opened paper clip, optical illusion
1979 Elastrix 18
Unknown The Penetrating Matches No. 21, between the fingers and thumb
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 23
Stewart Judah Streichholzereien match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it
Also published here July 1985 Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3&4) 147
James G. Thompson Jr. Streichholzereien longer routine with matchbooks and matches, matchbook appears, match penetrates card, color of head change color, paddle routine, prediction of amount of matches and eventually matches transform into salt
Also published here Dec. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 4&5) 156