666 entries in Match & Matchbox
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown How to terrify such as are entirely unacquainted with the Nature of Phosphorus writing and drawing on walls, glowing in the dark, lighting a match
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
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
Emil Clauß Das wandernde Zweimarkstück marked coin to matchbox that is in the hand of the spectator
Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 123
Unknown Streichholz-Rätsel layout puzzle
Feb. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 31
Talmi Bellachini Ein Streichholzscherz burning a match with its head down without burning oneself
Apr. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4) 62
Unknown Ein Licht anzünden, ohne dessen Docht zu berühren No. 3, blowing out a candle an igniting a match by being only near the wick
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 158
Fr. Maubach Die schwedische Streichholzschachtel als Ringdose using matchbox as ring case to steal inserted ring out
Apr. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 60
Antonio Molini Ein Zündholz mit einem Tropfen Wasser anzuzünden "lighting a match with a drop of water"
Oct. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 159
Unknown To Lift Three Matches with One
1902 The Modern Conjurer 301
Unknown A Bridge of Matches
1902 The Modern Conjurer 314
Joseph Michael Hartz Contrivances for "Passing Off" getting borrowed items behind stage
  • The Hartz Bottle
  • The Hartz Matchbox
Also published here 1903 Later Magic 49
Unknown To Exchange the Ring or Rings
  • ring placed on finger and dropped in glass, sleight-of-hand
  • ring slid on wand switched on way to stage
  • matchbox to steal out ring
1903 Later Magic 189
Buatier de Kolta Production from a Match-Box
1903 Later Magic 222
Carl Willmann Die verschwindenden Streichhölzchen matches vanish, slipped under finger ring
Apr. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 62
Unknown Das magnetische Streichhölzchen match moves by itself, blowing
June 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 6) 93
A. J. Die Streichholzschachtel im Dienste der Magie uses of match box in magic tricks, back palm with matchbox
1. appearing silk
2. vanishing silik
3. color change with matchbox cover as secret tube
4. matchboxes travel from one hat to another
5. vanishing matches
6. coin travels from box to box
7. double color changing silk in rolled up paper, silk to paper streamer
8. appearing spring flowers
July 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 7) 101
Unknown The Mysterious Match match blown out through sleeve
1909 The Art of Magic 332
Joseph Michael Hartz Contrivances for "Passing Off" getting borrowed items behind stage
  • The Hartz Bottle
  • The Hartz Matchbox
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 202
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
Tom Sellers Escapo match through matchbox
1927 Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers Match Divination spectator removes matches, performer divines number of remaining matches
1927 Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers A Novel Match Box and Die Trick multiple out one out of six prediction
Variations 1927 Tricks That Work 16
Oswald Rae Box of Matches and Silk silk appears then it changes places with matches in a matchbox
1929 More Practical Patter 17
Oswald Rae Cigarette Production miser's dream with cigarettes and a hat, finally a matchbox is produced
1929 More Practical Patter 34
Laurie Ireland Improved Giant Match from Purse
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 12
Tom Sellers The Cut Tape and Match Box
1931 Sellers' Secrets 7
Tom Sellers The Phantom Domino domino vanishes from match box
1931 Sellers' Secrets 12
Tom Sellers Novel Silk Vanish matchbox covers stacked, silk pushed inside vanishes
1931 Magical Pleasantries 6
Tom Sellers The Revolving Match-Box matchbox spins between fingers, held with nails
1931 Magical Pleasantries 10
Lu Brent Matches of Jinx Single match is lit up, multiplies into two, three or even four lit matches
1932 Novel Magic 10
Lu Brent A Match Box Melange Dollar bill vanishes, travels to matchbox that was previously full of matches (matches have vanished, leaving only the bill)
1932 Novel Magic 11
Lu Brent He Watches the Matches Three matchboxes, one full two empty. Matchbox monte routine, ending is all three boxes are empty (rattle box)
1932 Novel Magic 13
Lu Brent The Traveling Cigarettes and Matches Matchbox and cigarette pack covered with cardboard covers, repeatedly change places
1932 Novel Magic 17
Harry Valcarte The Reverso Match match reverses in fist, head always on other side
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 36
Unknown A Match Gag "used by Maurice"
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 2
Silent Mora Comedy Gag spectator given a lit match and then forgotten about
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 3
Fred DeMuth A Divination with Matches number of remaining matches divined, see page 99 for improvement by Herbert R. Hood
Also published here 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 55
Tom Sellers Match Monte finding burnt match between fingers
1935 Quick Tricks 4
Theodore Annemann, John Northern Hilliard More Higher Magic match is tossed to ceiling and hangs there on head
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 87
Frank N. Dodd The Double Steal number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Related toAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 244
John Goodrum A Coin, A Match, And A Thimble head of match broken off, placed on coin and covered with thimble, restores back on match
Related toVariations 1937 You'd be Surprised 58
Edward Victor A Match Divination divination of amount of selected matches
Related toVariations 1937 Magic of the Hands 114
Edward Victor A Novel Matchbox Transposition content in matchboxes
1937 Magic of the Hands 115
Edward Victor A Useful "Tip" gaffed matchbox, for back palming it, angles are improved
1937 Magic of the Hands 117
Unknown A Match Divination number of matches in matchbook divined after tearing some out and adding digits
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 88
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Match Box Monte rattle gimmick
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 36
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Inverted Match Through Fist match turns over as it is pushed through fist
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 38
Al Saal Silks and Matches silk and matches in match box transpose
1938 Greater Magic 596
Unknown The Travelling Matches hand to hand
1938 Greater Magic 825
Unknown A Pretty Match Flourish "The effect is that of a lighted match suddenly materializing in the air."
1938 Greater Magic 826
Unknown Divination with Matches number of matches moved is divined by performer
1938 Greater Magic 827
Unknown The Linking Matches between the fingers and thumbs, two methods
1938 Greater Magic 827
Unknown Striking a Match in the Air flourish
1938 Greater Magic 828
Unknown The Flying Matches matches from matchbook to pocket
1938 Greater Magic 829
William H. McCaffrey The Jumping Match or Toothpick
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 830
Unknown Vanishing Matches vanishing from box
1938 Greater Magic 830
Unknown The Floating Match up and down on top of matchbox
1938 Greater Magic 830
Unknown The Tricky Thumble match appears under thimble with gag presentation
1938 Greater Magic 832
Unknown Three Useful Wrinkles - With a Matchbox as memory aid
1938 Greater Magic 834
Unknown It Strikes Again burnt match can be used again
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 271
Martin Gardner Color Trouble head of paper match changes color
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 275
Harry Stern Equine Matchistry creating horse figure out of paper matches
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
Paul Lesser Light That Was blowing match out through sleeve with new method
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
George Sutcliffe, Tom Sellers Repel-Attract matches move apart between fingers, rubber tubing
Variations 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
Minoe Matchless Pocket Trick two matchboxes in borrowed hat, one of them vanishes and travels to another hat
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 492
William Larsen For Magi Only! vanish of matches
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7) 3
Frank Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 3
Frank Chapman Again - The Cigarette from Nowhere cigarette and match appear, miming to roll a cigarette, see Chapman "More Odds & Ends" for credits
Related to 1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 4
Franklin M. Chapman Impromptu Match Routine
  • blowing match out through sleeve
  • burnt match head pops off, invisible hair
  • vanish of pieces
  • jumbo match appears
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 12) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Match-Ic Numbers number appears on head of match, mental calculation
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Howard Warringer Hoo-Matchpac manipulation idea with matchbook
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5) 4
Unknown Method for Obtaining First Coin for Miser's Dream from matchbook
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 58
Unknown Wissen sie schon? might be Dr. Jaks, how to relight a struck match
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Paul Scheldon Unter Magischem Zwange two piles with different amount of matches, selected one is predicted
Related to 1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2) 3
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
Abril Lamarque Match Gag gag in which match doesn't go out and is then put in pocket lightened
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 498
George Delaney Flame in Duplicate match lights twice
Related to 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 88) 553
R. C. Buff Match Hypocrisy
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 615
Joseph Ovette Match-Ic Manipulation five matches vanish and appear in matchbox
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8) 3
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Tips on thin coins, matches and gamblers
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 11) 4
Hans "Severus" Ernst Magie mit Zündhölzer three tricks with matches
  • mathematical divination
  • growing match
  • producing smoke, burnt striking surface
Also published here
  • "The Magic Fan" July 1939.
1940 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 1) 15
Unknown Matchbox Switch in action of opening matchbox drawer
Also published here
  • Robertson Keene’s “Novel Notions”
1940 ca. More Magic of the Hands — Part Two 83
Al Baker The Flying Match Head
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 262
Unknown Matches to Silk
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 717
Tom Sellers Giant Match Trick match grows under handkerchief
1941 Condensed Conjuring 13
Martin Gardner Lighting a Match Twice multiple methods
1941 After the Dessert 8
Paul LePaul Color Changing Heads
1941 After the Dessert 9
Fred DeMuth Folder Mathematics spectator tears out matches, number of matches divined
Also published here 1941 After the Dessert 10
Unknown Match Folder Wager bet that spectator cannot light twenty matches in a row with one strike
1941 After the Dessert 10
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
Unknown The Nazi Cross gag
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
Foscola Ein Streichholzscherz how to hold a burning match upside down for thirty seconds
Mar. 1941 La Baguette Magique (Issue 3) 7
A. F. Vickland A Match for You “thought-of” number (after a mathematical process) appears on head of a burnt match, mathematical force of four
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 5
Lloyd W. Chambers A Match Stretcher match changes to jumbo match
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 23
T. Nelson Downs Matchless Digits three matches disappear and reappear in bare hands
1941/49 Select Secrets 30
Laurie Ireland Matchless Magic match is blown out normally and second one through the sleeve, then both are relighted and when blown at one both go out
1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 4
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 11) 41
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler burnt match vanishes and appears in spectator's hand among unburnt matches
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 66
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betch
  • bar bet, predicting which side lands up, when tossing a match box
  • betting burning a handkerchief without injuring it
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha word play bet with a coin and three matches
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Eddie Joseph The Super-Subtle Secret Introduction secretly loading a coin inside a match box, from clip position
1942 Coin and Money Magic 49
Eddie Joseph Super-Subtle Secret Extraction stealing a coin out of a match box
1942 Coin and Money Magic 51
Eddie Joseph The Basement Steal coin steal from out of match box with slit
1942 Coin and Money Magic 54
Eddie Joseph Curing a Bad Habit cigarette and/or matches change into coin
1942 Coin and Money Magic 105
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die Wiederspenstige Zündholzschachtel do as I do with matchbox, gaffed
June 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 6) 4
Unknown 7 kleine Tricks am Tisch
  • bet with matches
  • balancing a pencil
  • balancing three coins
  • balancing a glass on the table
  • coin penetrates filled beer glass and tabletop
  • magnetized cigarette
  • balancing a pencil, different method
Sep. 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 9) 3
Tom Sellers The Match Jumper jumps from hand into air
1943 Magical Mixture 12
Earl Morgan Rising Flame flame from match floats up to light cigarette
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 15
Wilbur Nesbitt The Match Box Die Box idea
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 32
Richard Himber Paper Match Throwing match landing on the side, bar bet
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 118
Al Cohn Betcha holding a burning paper match upside down for 50 seconds
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 132
John R. Boyko, John McCormick Blitz-Match winning game
Related to
  • correction on page 154
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 149
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match Puzzle eleven matches, triangle
Related to
  • page 171 for the solution
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 167
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
Byron Churchill First Fumes performer mimes rolling a cigarette, lights a match and later blows smoke from his mouth
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 187
Al O'Hagan Allow Me matchbook opens and a match stands up on it's own
1943 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 210
John Batton Striking Experiment matchbook put in water, matches can still be ignited
June 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Jean Hugard The Long and Short of It "A Sure Force"
forcing an object by letting the spectator selects a match, short piece and normal match
July 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Hans "Severus" Ernst Eine neue magnetische Zündholzschachtel balancing matchbox, translation on page 11 "une nouvelle boite d'allumettes magnétique"
1943 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 5 No. 3) 7
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler match travels into spectator's hand
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 63
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh Match Routine two matches appear, travel, ..
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 65
P. T. Selbit Match through Safety Pin
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 68
Richard Himber Match on Edge match on edge stunt with new method
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 70
Unknown Rising and Falling Match match floats up and down in filled bottle
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 71
Bruce Elliott Back To Back coin appears between two matchbooks
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 52) 215
Tom Fitzgerald A Cute Betcha match balancing on edge of a match, everything is covered under a glass, removing match without touching anything
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 217
Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer Under Cover ideas with a matchbook, as an ambush for a list, for a shiner, to pick up daub, picking up a coin
Also published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 218
Herb Runge Wholly Smokes! routine with cigarette and match, glass of wine appears and disappears under a handkerchief, bill to cigarette
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 70) 284
Floyd G. Thayer Matchless steel ball through filled match box, angles
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 288
Theodore DeLand Home Made Magic gaffed matchbox, slide turns 180°, matches fall out
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 289
Will Goldston Diminuendo matchbox shrinks twice
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 290
LeRoy E. Larson Matchbook Hook transforming a matchbook so it can be used like a hooked coin
Apr. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 46
Tom Bowyer Match Vanish after lighting a cigarette
Apr. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 46
Paul Morris Three in One
Inspired byAlso published here Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 61
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt match
Related to Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 88
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off (This will burn 'em up) with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 6
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart Der Prophet two piles with different amount of matches, selected one is predicted
Related to 1944 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2) 9
Unknown Self-igniting Match brief
1944 The Art of Illusion 139
Ray H. Cason Cigarette Pack to Match Box
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 33
Paul Morris Three In One
Inspired byAlso published here 1945 My Best 181
Richard Lindahl Psychic Match Mystery card is selected which has the same value as the amount of secretly moved matches
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 9
Unknown Card Force with Matchbox big matchbox, card force
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 26
Milbourne Christopher A Match Tip a burning match is split in two
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 327
Shaman Shaman's Lucifers two matchboxes, in one the matches are burnt, then they change places with the unburnt matches in the other matchbox
Related to
  • Stuart Robson's "Tips on Flashpaper"
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Milbourne Christopher An Oldie with a New Twist coin travels into empty matchbox
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 92) 374
Jean Hugard Cigar Gas gag with cigar and match
May 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 12) 119
Unknown A Light Interlude match goes out repeatedly just as a cigarette is about to be lit, same if spectator tries (chemically)
Nov. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 165
Dr. William Weyeneth Zündholzschachtel und Geldstück coin penetrates matchbox, followed by french translation "La boite d'allumettes et la pièce"
Mar. 1945 La Baguette Magique (Issue 2) 4
Harold Rasmus The Crystal Flame spectators name selected cards by looking at flame of a match
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 19
Bruce Elliott No Time Lost back in time presentation, a match is broken in a handkerchief, the other matches are ignited in the box, then everything is back to normal, the match used to ignite the other matches burns a second time
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 437
Milbourne Christopher Match to Dollar rebuilding "Match to Flower"
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 184
Francis J. Rigney More Matches single match becomes a fan of several matches
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
Jack Miltour La boite d'allumettes magnétisée matchbox balanced on back of hand, opens and closes by itself, different model, followed by german translation "Die magnetisierte Zündholzschachtel"
Nov. 1946 La Baguette Magique (Issue 12) 6
Francis Carlyle Decapitation head of match is scratched off, reappears, lights
1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 57
J. B. Bobo Match Penetration between thumb and first finger of both hands
1947 Watch This One! 115
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite
1947 The First Book of William 42
Frederick Mosteller Thesis named number appears on burnt match
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 118) 475
Unknown Match Puzzle
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 484
Louis Tannen Flash Flower match to flower routine
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 529
Bruce Elliott Match? match book refills
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 559
Unknown Fragen und Antworten
  • trick with coaster, handkerchief appears from center, pierced with pencil
  • transposition of two marked matchboxes
  • on a trick called "Sympathetische Steine"
  • how to make a varnish for paper wands
1947 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 3&4) 11
Unknown The Fifteen Match-Sticks Puzzle game/puzzle
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 279
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill miraskill with matches
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 581
Paul Draylin Double Lite
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 584
Kenny Grosse Flashpaper idea
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 658
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
U. F. Grant Two on a Match match blown out, yet can still ignite flash paper which then ignites match again
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 11
Don Tanner One in Five five design cards chosen, then one of those chosen, assistant comes from other room and knows which one, code via position of match in match book
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 12
Unknown 3. Die Durchdringung der Materie coin penetrates hand, with matchbook
1948 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. Sondernummer 1) 12
Dr. William Weyeneth La bouchon obéissant bar bet, card cannot be placed between cork and matchbox, followed by german translation "Der folgsame Korken"
June 1948 La Baguette Magique (Issue 21) 12
Jack Yeager As the Penny Flies matchbook as a tray, penny travels to other pennies
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 26
George B. Anderson "Easy Money" Mindreading matchbook and carbon paper
Variations 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 9
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 699
John A. M. Howie Pyromaniac with two paper matches and flash paper
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
Robert Lund A Story Goes With It one of four match boxes is predicted
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 186) 744
Unknown Strike Match on Bill igniting match with Dollar bill
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 4
Unknown Floating Match burning match, behind fingers
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 9
Unknown Grasshopper Matches jumping match
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 10
Unknown Happy Birthday practical joke with matches
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Have a Light match balanced on finger and strike match behind ear
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Kiddie Kar practical joke with matches
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Rocket Matches match zooms across the room, gag
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 12
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
Unknown, Jerry Lukins Mike and Ike matches in bottle with water sink and come back up again
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown The Three Bears joke with matches
Also published here 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
Unknown The Hobo's Prayer penny changes into dime, with prepared matchbook
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 15
Fred Peterson Match Head Amputation in spectator's hand
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 16
Unknown Match, Nickel, and Glass match balanced on edge of coin is moved, under glass
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 25
U. F. Grant Atomic Energy fire explosion in glass
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
Walter Behm Wunder Stab wand is placed under handkerchief, silk cigarettes and burning match are produced, then wand vanishes
1949 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 1) 3
Dr. William Weyeneth Ein unterhaltsamer Tischscherz cigarette is balanced on matchbox, magnetic
1949 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 1) 4
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's a Natural No. 11, Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted
VariationsAlso published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 23
Russell Swann The Photographic Match No. 36, Card is selected, match is lit and when extinguished, name of card appears on head of match
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 65
Robert Lund Lucifers! several spectators get different books of matches to hold, they turn out to be all the same
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 205) 820
Bruce Elliott Full! empty matchbook turns into a full one
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 209) 836
Bill Nord Hairy Flare moving match box, with burning match
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 842
Robert Lund Levencenter dime is put in matchbook and does not fall out
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 213) 853
Hans Kaiser "Matchic" heads of two matches jump around
1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 87
Jerry Hornak Mysterious Cigarette and Match Production production of cigarette and match, match is ignited on palm of the hand
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 2
Jack Yeager The Flying Match match is torn from matchbook, vanishes and appears under napkin
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 6
Jack Yeager Anti-Gravity Match matches stick to matchbook
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 8
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
John Murray Murray's Muse matchbook gag
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 223) 893
George Goldberg Matchum
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 225) 900
Will Baffel The Girl with the Eggs puzzle with matches
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 232) 929
Don Alan You Have Wax in Your Match Box matchbox to obtain wax, daub etc.
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 10
Walter Essman Matchic match book with two matches, match is broken and restored, then burnt and new again, the second match is found burnt in the match book eventually
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1018
Walter Essman It Floats match floats in front of hand
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 265) 1061
Ted Danson The Seance Card Trick Mini card matching selection appears in previously empty matchbox
Also published here 1953 "Come a little closer..." 27
Unknown Empty Matchbox Subtlety Technique to show matchbox empty; wedge mini card above drawer
1953 "Come a little closer..." 28
Walter Essman Made Match piece of wood is transformed into a match, in two steps
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 282) 1127
Bruce Elliott The Die is Cast invisible die is thrown and outcome predicted with a matchbox, see p. 1185 for additional ideas by Frank Huck
Variations 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1166
Unknown The Very Peripatetic Paddle paddle move and routine with knife and pieces of paper and matches
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 46
Mayette Originelles Anzünden eines Streichholzes flourish way of lighting a match
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 1) 96
E. Padt Ein unsichtbarer Beginn ist die halbe Arbeit silk in chosen color appears in matchbox
Also published here
  • "Triks"
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 2) 108
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Praktische Winke method to produce a burning match, matchbook as card stand and simple construction for a pull, see page 154 for illustrations
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 5) 147
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1954 Minds in Close-Up 9
James F. Herpick Cork Tip, Please matchbox with hole, cigarette is pushed through, cigarette ends up bent in matchbox
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 301) 3
Martin Gardner Mity Match two paper match routines, vanishing / appearing spots on match
  • Multiplying Spots
  • Diminishing Spots
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 25
Karrell Fox They're All Aces - Take a Card any card ideas and gags
  • Old Money (bill with beard)
  • Bedroom Eyes (beds on glasses)
  • Genii Weenie (hot dog from Aladin lamp)
  • Bounced (rubber check joke)
  • Candelabra (original way to light three matches on a matchbook)
  • Nose Nonsense (spoon on nose gag)
  • Fan Fun (fan gag)
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 42
John A. M. Howie Match Box Bet lifting the tray of a matchbox on its cover with only the first and fourth finger
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 58
Karrell Fox A Striking Interlude jokes with exploding match, chainsmoker and getting hump on back because of smoking Camel
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 14
Eddie Joseph The Broken Match Restored broken and restored match with handkerchief, to fool people who know common method
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 2
Eddie Joseph The Flame in the Bottle match is placed inside empty spirit bottle and flame and sound is produced, performer can repeat it but spectator will fail
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 4
Eddie Joseph Hot Money coin held over match catches fire
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 6
Eddie Joseph The Thin Man match turns over while pushed through fist, head on other side
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 8
Eddie Joseph The Aerial Match matches vanish one by one and reappear in matchbox
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 9
Eddie Joseph Hot Heads three heads of matches return to hand after being pushed in mouth and ear, finger ring hold out
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 16
Eddie Joseph Transmigration cigarette changes to match and back to cigarette, seated using a handkerchief
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 18
Eddie Joseph The Travelling Ring borrowed finger ring travels from one matchbox to another
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 24
Eddie Joseph Where is that Coin? three matchbox drawers and a coin, monte / shell game
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 26
Unknown Der Kopf des Chinesen head of burnt match jumps off
1954 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 3) 195
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die Magische Streichholzschachtel matchbox drawer turns over
1954 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 5) 239
Blackstar Mystic Match Box rippon penetrates matchbox, three methods
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 119
Unknown Tricks mit Duoplast ideas with Duoplast, sticky magic with pencil, matched and cards
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 6) 374
Dr. William Weyeneth Eine reizvolle Idee zur Eröffnung des "Chüngeltricks" opener for sponge rabbit routine, animated matchbox
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 6) 382
Allessandro Allessandro's Cigarette Routine continuous production, vanish in handkerchief and production of cigarette, using matchbox
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 16
David E. Kirk Ireland Giant Match from the Coat Gag as Kirk the Magician
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 44
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 223
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
James G. Thompson Jr. Matchbook Switch
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 46
Louis Jaeger Match Book Divination imaginary die is thrown, number revealed with matchbook
Inspired by 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 341-2) 177
Frank N. Dodd Frank Dodd's Prediction Number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Also published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 43
Unknown The Three Heaps start with three heaps of matches, magician can (without looking) form a single pile of matches equal a number called out by spectator
VariationsAlso published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Fred DeMuth Match Folder Mind-reading Divine thought of number with matchbook of twenty matches, spectator is instructed to tear out matches in some mathematical way
Also published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Martin Gardner Matches intro
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Unknown The Tramps and Chickens Using matches to tell story of tramps stealing chickens, matches seem to travel from hand to hand
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 56
Unknown The Purloined Objects Penny, ring, key distributed to three spectators. Each spectator then takes a number of matches corresponding to some rules, magician then divines who has which object
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 57
Jack Yates Yates' Four-Object Divination three matches facing one way and one match facing the opposite way. After moving matches around, magician correctly can divine which is the reversed match without looking
Inspired byAlso published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 66
Otto "Sasso" Lutz Eine kleine Sache von grosser Wirkung gag with matches
1956 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 17 No. 2) 427
Dr. William Weyeneth Seltsame Wanderung einer Münze coin travels from one matchbox to another
1956 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 17 No. 4) 437
Welsh Miller Cards and Matches cups and balls type routine with tips of matches under three cards
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 189
Laurie Ireland Three Lights on a Match lit match is blown out and placed into water for five seconds, then it can be lit again, repeated
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 15
Allessandro Rattle Box Routine rattle monte with matchboxes, sucker element
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 38
Al Hancuff Satan's Satin matches inside matchbox change into ribbon
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 29
Tony Corinda No. 24. Matches or Cigarettes prediction of the amount of spectator's cigarettes or matches
1958 The Swami Gimmick 24
Tony Corinda (17) The Matchbox Mystery amount of matches are removed, the reminder is predicted
1958 Predictions 121
Bobby Bernard Bookmatch Card Index on burnt match head appears name of selection, index
Related to 1958 Magic in Miniature 4
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Eine zündende Voraussage picture of selection on matchbox, published in "The Gen" with different method
Also published here
  • "The Matchin' Card" in "The Gen" 1955.
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 1) 612
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Unter der Zündholzschachtel spectator locates a chosen card with a matchbox, selection is predicted on back of matchbox
Related to 1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 1) 615
Will Dexter (11) The Billet Switch (The Matchbox Switch - by Will Dexter) switching the billet in the action of burning it
1959 Billets 180
Punx (30) Strike a Light match is marked an put back in matchbox, light goes out and performer strikes the initialed match and gives it to the right person, luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 300
Eddie Joseph Self-Lighting Cigarette striking cigarette on matchbox
1959 Cigarette Tricks and Gags at the Bar 5
Eddie Joseph The Invisible Influence several animation effects using a shimmed cigarette and a matchbox with magnet, lifting matchbox with knife and letting it fall on command
1959 Cigarette Tricks and Gags at the Bar 8
Martin Gardner Ein paar Streichhölzer instruction game with matches, three piles, center pile ends up with named number
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 2) 799
Jack Yates Vier Gegenstände three matches facing one way and one match facing the opposite way. After moving matches around, magician correctly can divine which is the reversed match without looking
Also published here 1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 2) 805
Unknown Ein Mikro-Trick marked match is located among others, behind back
Related to 1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 3) 837
Walter B. Gibson, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) The Match Twister marked match is located among others, behind back, with notes by Ron Wohl
Related toAlso published here
  • in Walter B. Gibson's "Professional Magic for Amateurs"
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 5) 849
Unknown Zerbrochenes Streichholz match is broken apart inside handkerchief and then shown restored, different method
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 5) 859
Walter Rollins The Time Machine time machine themed routine
  • small deck changes into large one (Micro Macro)
  • red and blacks separate
  • burnt matches
  • torn and restored bills
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 37
U. F. Grant Rise a matchbox on table stand up by itself
Related to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly 1954, Walter Price
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 233
John Murray 20-16=7 match puzzle
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 237
Orville Wayne Meyer Match-O-Matic three people, amount of matches is divined
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 56
Lu Brent Jumping Match split match on business card, jumping from side to side
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 241
Win Beaver Match-A-Magic spectator removes amount of matches, one match is burnt and number of removed matches appears on head of match
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 354) 244
Ralph Greenwood Balancing Glass on Book of Matches
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 254
Paul Marcus More Natural Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted
Inspired by 1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 268
Max Malini Matching Matches spectator and performer remove some amount of matches from matchbox
Variations 1962 Malini and His Magic 78
Leo Behnke 20 Plus 1 burnt match appears back attached in matchbook, matches counted in the beginning
1962 Entertaining Close Up 10
Leo Behnke "Allow Me" lighter transforms into matchbook
1962 Entertaining Close Up 11
Leo Behnke Matching Ads using branded matchbooks as publicity
1962 Entertaining Close Up 11
Nate Leipzig Vanish of the Matches matches vanish and appear in handkerchief
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 150
Nate Leipzig The Stretching Match
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 151
Paul Marcus A Southern Exposure three selections are found with matches
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 341
Gerard "Bruno" Bruning The Invisible Match Box color of silk is chosen and invisible silk placed inside invisible matchbox, both appear inside handkerchief held by performer
Also published here 1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 49
Stewart Judah The Coins and the Matchbooks coins travel around underneath matchbooks
Also published here 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 452
Ben Christopher Foregone Conclusion six matches, spectator choses any number of matches, number predicted by die in matchbox
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 72
Bento Sympathetic Matches two paddles, name appears, four matches from a matchbook separately on a handkerchief join in one corner with the paddle as cover, the matches are placed in a stand and are covered, they vanish and reappear in the matchbook
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 127
Alan Alan Acrobatic Matchbox drawer rises and springs out, thread
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 166
Dennis Patten Peep-O word divination, written on a paper covered with the drawer of a matchbox
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 181
Arthur Setterington Push Through coin through matchbox
1967 Stranger Mysteries 7
Arthur Setterington Matchless Penetration empty matchbox penetrates handkerchief, when opened, it's full of matches
1967 Stranger Mysteries 8
Unknown Match Puzzle see p. 144 for solution
Related to
  • p. 172 for George Blake suggestion
Nov. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 132
Gerard "Bruno" Bruning Flight Thru Space color of silk is chosen and invisible silk placed inside invisible matchbox, both appear inside handkerchief held by performer
Also published here 1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 39
David Hoy Hoy Deploy Q&A using gaffed matchbook to switch and steal billet, two methods
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 42
Arthur Setterington Watch the Box two matchboxes filled with matches and an empty one are stacked in a tube, the empty one travels to the top middle and bottom of the stack
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 13
George Blake Match Up climax for match puzzle in which matches are in both fists head up and down
Inspired by
  • item in Magigram, Nov/Dec 1967
Apr. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 174
Bob Ostin The "Four-In-One" Routine coin changes to matches, coin flurry, coin changes to cigarette and lighter is produced
Inspired byVariations 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 17
Dai Vernon Chinese Matches "ten count"
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 78
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
Aaron Wainer Matchbox & Die chosen number from 1 to 6 predicted in matchbox
Related to Jan. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 235
Aaron Wainer Floating Match in Bottle lighted match floats in bottle
Dec. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 308
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
Eddie Joseph Match Mysteries chapter intro
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 161
Eddie Joseph Slow-Motion Squeeze Vanish under finger ring at back of hand
  • Single Match Vanish
  • Multiple Vanish
  • Twin Vanish
  • Resumé
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 161
Eddie Joseph Match Flight and Recovery vanish and recovery with cup, hide-out under finger ring
  • Flight "One"
  • Flight "Two"
  • Flight "Three"
  • Flight "Four"
  • Flight "Five"
  • Flight "Six"
  • The Recovery
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 167
Eddie Joseph Perpetual Matches another match vanish handling with hide-out under finger ring
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 174
Eddie Joseph Human Magnet pencil clings to finger, routine with match box
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 175
Jack Bateman The Super Duper Safety Match head of match jumps from end to end
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 21
Walter J. Gydesen Matches! Matches!
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 70
Alan Shaxon Burning Match taking a lit match from the jacket, gimmick
1970 My Kind of Magic 8
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
Harvey Rosenthal Match Go matches travel from one matchbook to another, see p. 415 for credit information
Related to
  • The Gen (June 1961)
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 379
Charlie Miller The Delicate Touch of Charlie Miller signed paper napkin transposes with matches in matchbox, using the DeLand fake
Related toAlso published here 1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 2) 7
Charlie Miller Miller Revisited
Related to 1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 11) 54
Charlie Miller Die-Cast number on rolled die is predicted with matches in matchbook
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Ken De Courcy Part one - Match Puzzles chapter intro
1971 At the Drop of a Match 4
Unknown Tantalising Cocktail layout puzzle
1971 At the Drop of a Match 4
Unknown Upstream - Downstream layout puzzle with fish
1971 At the Drop of a Match 5
Ken De Courcy Part two - Match Magic chapter intro
1971 At the Drop of a Match 6
Unknown The Nothing-to-do Match Trick two matches put in two fists, they (apparently) change orientation
Also published here
  • Magigram
1971 At the Drop of a Match 7
Ken De Courcy The Blowaway Suspension match box is opened upside down, matches stay inside drawer and drop on command
1971 At the Drop of a Match 8
Ken De Courcy The Ringed Match finger ring on match, match locket between first finger and thumb, hand is turned and when match comes back in view the ring vanished
1971 At the Drop of a Match 10
Unknown Back, Back and Restored match broken in three pieces, two in the hand one in the pocket sequence, restoration
1971 At the Drop of a Match 12
Unknown Witchwood match changes orientation in fist, vanish as climax
1971 At the Drop of a Match 14
Werner "Werry" Geissler Werry's Crazy Match Routine match changes orientation in fist several times, second match is shown and matches vanish
1971 At the Drop of a Match 16
Ken De Courcy Part Three - Match Mentalism chapter intro
1971 At the Drop of a Match 19
Unknown The Marked Match one of ten matches marked by spectator, all mixed in hat, performer finds it by touch
1971 At the Drop of a Match 19
Ken De Courcy The Last Match five matches in a row, spectator turns any one end for end, the chosen one is the match left after some instruction game
Inspired by
  • principle in "Hindu Shells" (Eddie Joseph)
1971 At the Drop of a Match 21
Unknown The Three Piles Divination start with three heaps of matches, magician can (without looking) form a single pile of matches equal a number called out by spectator
Also published here 1971 At the Drop of a Match 24
Norman Murray "The Escapologist" Walters Two Line Divination two rows of matches, some instructions given by performer, performer know amount of remaining matches
1971 At the Drop of a Match 25
Ken De Courcy Up or Down three matches in a row are turned by spectator, center one covered, performer divines orientation, mathematical monte
Inspired by
  • coin trick by Cliff Lount (Two in One)
1971 At the Drop of a Match 28
Ken De Courcy The Jackpot Matchbox divination of amount of selected matches
Inspired by 1971 At the Drop of a Match 30
Ken De Courcy Part Four - Match Gags chapter intro
1971 At the Drop of a Match 32
Unknown Road Hog gag in which spectator is made to hold matches in funny way
1971 At the Drop of a Match 32
Unknown The Three Bears joke with matches
Also published here 1971 At the Drop of a Match 33
Audley Walsh Three Card Monte one card is marked with matchbook or paper clip
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 67
Arthur Setterington 20th Century Matchboxes several matchboxes, matches from one matchbox travel into an empty matchbox
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 40
Carl Hanson, Robert Tyson Matchless invisible matchbox and one of three invisible handkerchiefs is selected, matchbox appears inside is the chosen silk
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 55) 273
Karl Norman Smoker's Interludes: I. Magnetic Matches cigarette clings to matchbook
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 50
Unknown II. Match Vanish thumb tip handling
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 52
Charlie Miller Match Maneuvers signed napkin transposes with matches in matchbox
Related toAlso published here 1973 Close-up Cavalcade 107
Arthur Emerson Match Weight four matchbooks, spectator removes a match from one, performer divines it, then matches vanish from a matchbooks
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 161
Unknown La Cerilla Viajera match travels back in matchbook, attached to other matches
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 23
Unknown La Cerilla Acrobata match pushed through tube, turns over
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 27
Juan Tamariz Papel de Seda que resurge de sus Cenizas burnt and restored piece of paper
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 64
Juan Tamariz Cerillas Electricas electric matches, joke
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 85
Anonymous Clairvoyant! from T. Page Wright's notebooks, miniature cards in matchbox are divined
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 70) 349
Rick Johnsson Strike One routine with two matchboxes, boxes cling together in different ways, impromptu routine
1973 Strike One 1
Eric Mason Uriker match slowly breaks in half
Sep. 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1) 7
Karl Fulves Sleight of Crime four coins in four matchboxes, spectator secretly removes on coin and mixes the matchboxes, a match is light and goes out in front of the empty box, then the date of the coin is revealed
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 36
Amedeo Vacca Acrobatic Matchbox longer routine
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 47
Amedeo Vacca Something from Nothing pantomime cigarette, rolling imaginary cigarette, it becomes visible, using match book
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 98
Martin Gardner Fish Layout Puzzle
Variations Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 776
Martin Gardner With Magnets picking up metal things with match, see also p. 834 for clarification, p. 874 for obtaining magnets
Related to Dec. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 829
Bascom Jones Match-Write prediction of change inside cover of book of matches
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 94) 470
Unknown The Broken Match Restored classic, with handkerchief
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 6
Patrick Page The Magic Matchbox coin placed in matchbox vanishes
1974 Tricks with Coins 46
Barry Govan, Graham Etherington Match Card 2 Full matchbook is shown, a card is selected, and only an amount of matches remain corresponding to the value of the chosen card
Dec. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 189
Unknown, Alex Elmsley, Tony Faro, Ed Schuman Festive Fun a coin puzzle by Alex Elmsley and by Tony Faro, logic puzzles, making smoke powder by burning a striking surface, match problems by Tony Faro, medium card revelation, a number puzzle by Ed Schuman and how to stick a bottle on a wall

Dec. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 192
Rick Johnsson Christopher's Match Revisited four-phase routine, match torn out of matchbook, rest burned, then unburned travels back, matched travel from hand to hand
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 83
Unknown Madcap Matchbox acrobatic matchbox, thread
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 89
Unknown Dollar Matches box of matches shown, dollar bill rolled to tube, matches poured out, bill vanishes and reappears from match box
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 97
Unknown Match Transpo box full of burnt matches transposes with unburnt matches
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 101
Unknown Salt and Matches salt in hand transposes with matches in matchbox
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 102
T. Nelson Downs The Reversing Match Match reverses when pushed through hand
Variations 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 182
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