532 entries in Match & Matchbox
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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
Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
Unknown Die gehorsamen Streichhölzer matches in water with heads toward center, the move out in star formation
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 11) 173
Antonio Molini Das furchtsame Streichhölzchen rubber-banded match shoots out when ignited
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 93
Emil Clauß Das wandernde Zweimarkstück marked coin to matchbox that is in the hand of the spectator
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 123
Unknown Streichholz-Rätsel layout puzzle
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 31
Talmi Bellachini Ein Streichholzscherz burning a match with its head down without burning oneself
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4) 62
Fr. Maubach Die schwedische Streichholzschachtel als Ringdose using matchbox as ring case to steal inserted ring out
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 60
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
Der Amateurzauberer 158
Antonio Molini Ein Zündholz mit einem Tropfen Wasser anzuzünden "lighting a match with a drop of water"
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 159
Unknown To Lift Three Matches with One
The Modern Conjurer 301
Unknown A Bridge of Matches
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 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
Later Magic 189
Buatier de Kolta Production from a Match-Box
Later Magic 222
Unknown Das magnetische Streichhölzchen match moves by itself, blowing
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 6) 93
Carl Willmann Die verschwindenden Streichhölzchen matches vanish, slipped under finger ring
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 62
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
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 7) 101
Unknown The Mysterious Match match blown out through sleeve
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 Magical Titbits 202
Tom Sellers Escapo match through matchbox
Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers Match Divination spectator removes matches, performer divines number of remaining matches
Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers A Novel Match Box and Die Trick multiple out one out of six prediction
Variations Tricks That Work 16
Oswald Rae Box of Matches and Silk silk appears then it changes places with matches in a matchbox
More Practical Patter 17
Oswald Rae Cigarette Production miser's dream with cigarettes and a hat, finally a matchbox is produced
More Practical Patter 34
Tom Sellers The Cut Tape and Match Box
Sellers' Secrets 7
Tom Sellers The Phantom Domino domino vanishes from match box
Sellers' Secrets 12
Tom Sellers Novel Silk Vanish matchbox covers stacked, silk pushed inside vanishes
Magical Pleasantries 6
Tom Sellers The Revolving Match-Box matchbox spins between fingers, held with nails
Magical Pleasantries 10
Laurie Ireland Improved Giant Match from Purse
Ireland Writes a Book 12
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)
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)
Novel Magic 13
Lu Brent The Traveling Cigarettes and Matches Matchbox and cigarette pack covered with cardboard covers, repeatedly change places
Novel Magic 17
Lu Brent Matches of Jinx Single match is lit up, multiplies into two, three or even four lit matches
Novel Magic 10
Harry Valcarte The Reverso Match match reverses in fist, head always on other side
Expert Manipulative Magic 36
Fred DeMuth A Divination with Matches number of remaining matches divined, see page 99 for improvement by Herbert R. Hood
Also published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 55
Tom Sellers Match Monte finding burnt match between fingers
Quick Tricks 4
Theodore Annemann, John Northern Hilliard More Higher Magic match is tossed to ceiling and hangs there on head
Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 87
Edward Victor A Novel Matchbox Transposition content in matchboxes
Magic of the Hands 115
Edward Victor A Useful "Tip" gaffed matchbox, for back palming it, angles are improved
Magic of the Hands 117
Unknown A Match Divination number of matches in matchbook divined after tearing some out and adding digits
The Magic Annual for 1937 88
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Match Box Monte rattle gimmick
The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 36
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 You'd be Surprised 58
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Inverted Match Through Fist match turns over as it is pushed through fist
The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 38
Frank N. Dodd The Double Steal number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Related toAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 244
Edward Victor A Match Divination divination of amount of selected matches
Related to Magic of the Hands 114
Al Saal Silks and Matches silk and matches in match box transpose
Greater Magic 596
Unknown Three Useful Wrinkles - With a Matchbox as memory aid
Greater Magic 834
William H. McCaffrey The Jumping Match or Toothpick
Related to Greater Magic 830
Unknown A Pretty Match Flourish "The effect is that of a lighted match suddenly materializing in the air."
Greater Magic 826
Unknown The Tricky Thumble match appears under thimble with gag presentation
Greater Magic 832
Unknown The Floating Match up and down on top of matchbox
Greater Magic 830
Unknown Striking a Match in the Air flourish
Greater Magic 828
Harry Stern Equine Matchistry creating horse figure out of paper matches
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
Unknown The Linking Matches between the fingers and thumbs, two methods
Greater Magic 827
Unknown It Strikes Again burnt match can be used again
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 271
Unknown The Travelling Matches hand to hand
Greater Magic 825
Unknown The Flying Matches matches from matchbook to pocket
Greater Magic 829
Unknown Vanishing Matches vanishing from box
Greater Magic 830
Martin Gardner Color Trouble head of paper match changes color
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 275
Unknown Divination with Matches number of matches moved is divined by performer
Greater Magic 827
Minoe Matchless Pocket Trick two matchboxes in borrowed hat, one of them vanishes and travels to another hat
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 492
Frank Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 3
Howard Warringer Hoo-Matchpac manipulation idea with matchbook
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5) 4
Unknown Method for Obtaining First Coin for Miser's Dream from matchbook
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 58
George Sutcliffe, Tom Sellers Repel-Attract matches move apart between fingers, rubber tubing
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
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 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
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 12) 3
Paul Lesser Light That Was blowing match out through sleeve with new method
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
Franklin M. Chapman Match-Ic Numbers number appears on head of match, mental calculation
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
William Larsen For Magi Only! vanish of matches
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7) 3
Joseph Ovette Match-Ic Manipulation five matches vanish and appear in matchbox
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8) 3
Abril Lamarque Match Gag gag in which match doesn't go out and is then put in pocket lightened
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 498
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Tips on thin coins, matches and gamblers
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 11) 4
George Delaney Flame in Duplicate match lights twice
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 88) 553
R. C. Buff Match Hypocrisy
Related to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 615
Unknown Matches to Silk
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 717
Fred DeMuth Folder Mathematics spectator tears out matches, number of matches divined
Also published here After the Dessert 10
Al Baker The Flying Match Head
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
After the Dessert 11
Tom Sellers Giant Match Trick match grows under handkerchief
Condensed Conjuring 13
Unknown Match Folder Wager bet that spectator cannot light twenty matches in a row with one strike
After the Dessert 10
Unknown The Nazi Cross gag
After the Dessert 11
Martin Gardner Lighting a Match Twice multiple methods
After the Dessert 8
Paul LePaul Color Changing Heads
After the Dessert 9
T. Nelson Downs Matchless Digits three matches disappear and reappear in bare hands
Select Secrets 30
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betch
  • bar bet, predicting which side lands up, when tossing a match box
  • betting burning a handkerchief without injuring it
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
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
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 4
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler burnt match vanishes and appears in spectator's hand among unburnt matches
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 66
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha word play bet with a coin and three matches
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 11) 41
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 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 176
Al O'Hagan Allow Me matchbook opens and a match stands up on it's own
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 210
Wilbur Nesbitt The Match Box Die Box idea
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 32
John Batton Striking Experiment matchbook put in water, matches can still be ignited
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Tom Sellers The Match Jumper jumps from hand into air
Magical Mixture 12
Earl Morgan Rising Flame flame from match floats up to light cigarette
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 15
Byron Churchill First Fumes performer mimes rolling a cigarette, lights a match and later blows smoke from his mouth
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 187
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
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Richard Himber Paper Match Throwing match landing on the side, bar bet
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 118
Al Cohn Betcha holding a burning paper match upside down for 50 seconds
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 132
John R. Boyko, John McCormick Blitz-Match winning game
Related to
  • correction on page 154
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 149
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match Puzzle eleven matches, triangle
Related to
  • page 171 for the solution
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 167
Unknown Rising and Falling Match match floats up and down in filled bottle
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 71
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh Match Routine two matches appear, travel, ..
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 65
Richard Himber Match on Edge match on edge stunt with new method
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 70
P. T. Selbit Match through Safety Pin
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 68
Milbourne Christopher Match Stickler match travels into spectator's hand
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 63
Bruce Elliott Back To Back coin appears between two matchbooks
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 52) 215
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 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 218
Floyd G. Thayer Matchless steel ball through filled match box, angles
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 288
Theodore DeLand Home Made Magic gaffed matchbox, slide turns 180°, matches fall out
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 289
Will Goldston Diminuendo matchbox shrinks twice
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 71) 290
LeRoy E. Larson Matchbook Hook transforming a matchbook so it can be used like a hooked coin
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 46
Herb Runge Wholly Smokes! routine with cigarette and match, glass of wine appears and disappears under a handkerchief, bill to cigarette
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 70) 284
Paul Morris Three in One
Inspired byAlso published here Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 61
Bob Hummer Take Your Hat Off (This will burn 'em up) with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here Six-Trix for 1944 6
Tom Bowyer Match Vanish after lighting a cigarette
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 46
Tom Fitzgerald A Cute Betcha match balancing on edge of a match, everything is covered under a glass, removing match without touching anything
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 217
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt match
Related to Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 88
Unknown Card Force with Matchbox big matchbox, card force
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 26
Milbourne Christopher An Oldie with a New Twist coin travels into empty matchbox
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 92) 374
Ray H. Cason Cigarette Pack to Match Box
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 33
Paul Morris Three In One
Inspired byAlso published here My Best 181
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"
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Milbourne Christopher A Match Tip a burning match is split in two
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 327
Jean Hugard Cigar Gas gag with cigar and match
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)
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 165
Richard Lindahl Psychic Match Mystery card is selected which has the same value as the amount of secretly moved matches
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 9
Harold Rasmus The Crystal Flame spectators name selected cards by looking at flame of a match
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 19
Francis J. Rigney More Matches single match becomes a fan of several matches
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
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
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 437
Milbourne Christopher Match to Dollar rebuilding "Match to Flower"
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 184
Bruce Elliott Match? match book refills
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 559
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite
The First Book of William 42
J. B. Bobo Match Penetration between thumb and first finger of both hands
Watch This One! 115
Francis Carlyle Decapitation head of match is scratched off, reappears, lights
Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 57
Unknown Match Puzzle
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 484
Louis Tannen Flash Flower match to flower routine
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 529
Frederick Mosteller Thesis named number appears on burnt match
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 118) 475
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
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 12
U. F. Grant Rising and Vanishing Match match rises out of matchbox, vanishes in handkerchief
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 7
Unknown The Fifteen Match-Sticks Puzzle game/puzzle
The Fine Art of Magic 279
Paul Draylin Double Lite
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 584
Kenny Grosse Flashpaper idea
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 658
U. F. Grant Two on a Match match blown out, yet can still ignite flash paper which then ignites match again
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 11
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill miraskill with matches
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 581
George B. Anderson "Easy Money" Mindreading matchbook and carbon paper
Variations It Must Be Mindreading 9
Robert Lund A Story Goes With It one of four match boxes is predicted
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 186) 744
Jack Yeager As the Penny Flies matchbook as a tray, penny travels to other pennies
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 26
Dr. Boris Zola Doc Zola's Magnet Routine matches penetrate card, with matchbook
Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown The Hobo's Prayer penny changes into dime, with prepared matchbook
Over the Coffee Cups 15
Unknown Grasshopper Matches jumping match
Over the Coffee Cups 10
Unknown Have a Light match balanced on finger and strike match behind ear
Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Rocket Matches match zooms across the room, gag
Over the Coffee Cups 12
Unknown, Jerry Lukins Mike and Ike matches in bottle with water sink and come back up again
Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown Match, Nickel, and Glass match balanced on edge of coin is moved, under glass
Over the Coffee Cups 25
Fred Peterson Match Head Amputation in spectator's hand
Over the Coffee Cups 16
Unknown Floating Match burning match, behind fingers
Over the Coffee Cups 9
Unknown Strike Match on Bill igniting match with Dollar bill
Over the Coffee Cups 4
Unknown Happy Birthday practical joke with matches
Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown Kiddie Kar practical joke with matches
Over the Coffee Cups 11
Unknown The Three Bears joke with matches
Over the Coffee Cups 13
Unknown Match Penetration - 1 classic
Over the Coffee Cups 12
Unknown Match Penetration - 2 with paper matches, visual
Over the Coffee Cups 13
Bob Hummer Hot Head with flash paper under cover of a hat
Also published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 699
John Howie Pyromaniac with two paper matches and flash paper
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
U. F. Grant Atomic Energy fire explosion in glass
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
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 Scarne on Card Tricks 23
Robert Lund Lucifers! several spectators get different books of matches to hold, they turn out to be all the same
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 205) 820
Bruce Elliott Full! empty matchbook turns into a full one
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 209) 836
Bill Nord Hairy Flare moving match box, with burning match
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 842
Robert Lund Levencenter dime is put in matchbook and does not fall out
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 213) 853
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 Scarne on Card Tricks 65
John Murray Murray's Muse matchbook gag
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 223) 893
Don Alan You Have Wax in Your Match Box matchbox to obtain wax, daub etc.
Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 10
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"
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"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 8
Jerry Hornak Mysterious Cigarette and Match Production production of cigarette and match, match is ignited on palm of the hand
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 2
Jack Yeager Pull Thru Matches different method
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 8
George Goldberg Matchum
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 225) 900
Will Baffel The Girl with the Eggs puzzle with matches
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 232) 929
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
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1018
Walter Essman It Floats match floats in front of hand
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 "Come a little closer..." 27
Unknown Empty Matchbox Subtlety Technique to show matchbox empty; wedge mini card above drawer
"Come a little closer..." 28
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 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1166
Unknown The Very Peripatetic Paddle paddle move and routine with knife and pieces of paper and matches
Classic Secrets of Magic 46
Walter Essman Made Match piece of wood is transformed into a match, in two steps
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 282) 1127
James F. Herpick Cork Tip, Please matchbox with hole, cigarette is pushed through, cigarette ends up bent in matchbox
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 301) 3
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)
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 42
John Howie Match Box Bet lifting the tray of a matchbox on its cover with only the first and fourth finger
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 58
Martin Gardner Mity Match two paper match routines, vanishing / appearing spots on match
  • Multiplying Spots
  • Diminishing Spots
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 25
Karrell Fox A Striking Interlude jokes with exploding match, chainsmoker and getting hump on back because of smoking Camel
Kornfidentially Yours 14
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 Minds in Close-Up 9
Blackstar Mystic Match Box rippon penetrates matchbox, three methods
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 119
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 to Top Secrets of Magic 44
James G. Thompson Jr. Matchbook Switch
Top Secrets of Magic 46
Louis Jaeger Match Book Divination imaginary die is thrown, number revealed with matchbook
Inspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 341-2) 177
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 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Allessandro Allessandro's Cigarette Routine continuous production, vanish in handkerchief and production of cigarette, using matchbox
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 16
David E. Kirk Ireland Giant Match from the Coat Gag as Kirk the Magician
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 44
Martin Gardner Matches intro
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
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 56
Dave Spindell, Clayton Rawson Out of the Smoke paper match turns into light cigarette, three more cigarettes appear
Also published here The Best in Magic 223
Frank N. Dodd Frank Dodd's Prediction Number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Also published here 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
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
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
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 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 66
Allessandro Rattle Box Routine rattle monte with matchboxes, sucker element
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 38
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
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 15
Welsh Miller Cards and Matches cups and balls type routine with tips of matches under three cards
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 189
Al Hancuff Satan's Satin matches inside matchbox change into ribbon
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 29
Tony Corinda No. 24. Matches or Cigarettes prediction of the amount of spectator's cigarettes or matches
The Swami Gimmick 24
Tony Corinda (17) The Matchbox Mystery amount of matches are removed, the reminder is predicted
Predictions 121
Bobby Bernard Bookmatch Card Index on burnt match head appears name of selection, index
Related to Magic in Miniature 4
Will Dexter (11) The Billet Switch (The Matchbox Switch - by Will Dexter) switching the billet in the action of burning it
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
Mediumistic Stunts 300
U. F. Grant Rise a matchbox on table stand up by itself
Related to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly 1954, Walter Price
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 233
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
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 37
John Murray 20-16=7 match puzzle
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 237
Ralph Greenwood Balancing Glass on Book of Matches
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 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 268
Win Beaver Match-A-Magic spectator removes amount of matches, one match is burnt and number of removed matches appears on head of match
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 354) 244
Lu Brent Jumping Match split match on business card, jumping from side to side
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 241
Orville Wayne Meyer Match-O-Matic three people, amount of matches is divined
Still More Miracles in Mentalism 56
Leo Behnke "Allow Me" lighter transforms into matchbook
Entertaining Close Up 11
Leo Behnke Matching Ads using branded matchbooks as publicity
Entertaining Close Up 11
Leo Behnke 20 Plus 1 burnt match appears back attached in matchbook, matches counted in the beginning
Entertaining Close Up 10
Max Malini Matching Matches spectator and performer remove some amount of matches from matchbox
Variations Malini and His Magic 78
Nate Leipzig The Stretching Match
Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 151
Paul Marcus A Southern Exposure three selections are found with matches
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 341
Nate Leipzig Vanish of the Matches matches vanish and appear in handkerchief
Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 150
Stewart Judah The Coins and the Matchbooks coins travel around underneath matchbooks
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 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
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 127
Alan Alan Acrobatic Matchbox drawer rises and springs out, thread
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
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 181
Arthur Setterington Push Through coin through matchbox
Stranger Mysteries 7
Arthur Setterington Matchless Penetration empty matchbox penetrates handkerchief, when opened, it's full of matches
Stranger Mysteries 8
Unknown Match Puzzle see p. 144 for solution
Related to
  • p. 172 for George Blake suggestion
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 132
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
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
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 174
Hans G. Stumpf, George Leitmayr Match Sword Box coin in matchbox is penetrated by six matches
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 91
Aaron Wainer Matchbox & Die chosen number from 1 to 6 predicted in matchbox
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 235
Alfred Zorn The X-Ray Match-Box bill is folded and cicled with rubber band then put in matchbox, serial number reading
Entertaining Mental Miracles 7
Aaron Wainer Floating Match in Bottle lighted match floats in bottle
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 308
Dai Vernon Chinese Matches "ten count"
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 78
Harvey Rosenthal Match Go matches travel from one matchbook to another, see p. 415 for credit information
Related to
  • The Gen (June 1961)
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 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 2) 7
Charlie Miller Miller Revisited
Related to The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 11) 54
Unknown Anti-Gravico hydrostatic bottle, match slides in from below, then slides back down
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 342
Alan Shaxon Burning Match taking a lit match from the jacket, gimmick
My Kind of Magic 8
Charlie Miller Die-Cast number on rolled die is predicted with matches in matchbook
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Audley Walsh Three Card Monte one card is marked with matchbook or paper clip
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 67
Arthur Setterington 20th Century Matchboxes several matchboxes, matches from one matchbox travel into an empty matchbox
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
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 55) 273
Karl Norman Smoker's Interludes: I. Magnetic Matches cigarette clings to matchbook
Close-up Cavalcade 50
Charlie Miller Match Maneuvers signed napkin transposes with matches in matchbox
Related toAlso published here 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
Close-up Cavalcade 161
Unknown La Cerilla Viajera match travels back in matchbook, attached to other matches
Aprenda Ud. Magia 23
Juan Tamariz Papel de Seda que resurge de sus Cenizas burnt and restored piece of paper
Aprenda Ud. Magia 64
Anonymous Clairvoyant! from T. Page Wright's notebooks, miniature cards in matchbox are divined
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 70) 349
Rick Johnsson Strike One routine with two matchboxes, boxes cling together in different ways, impromptu routine
Strike One 1
Unknown La Cerilla Acrobata match pushed through tube, turns over
Aprenda Ud. Magia 27
Juan Tamariz Cerillas Electricas electric matches, joke
Aprenda Ud. Magia 85
Unknown II. Match Vanish thumb tip handling
Close-up Cavalcade 52
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
Close-Up Mental Magic 36
Amedeo Vacca Acrobatic Matchbox longer routine
Amedeo's Continental Magic 47
Amedeo Vacca Something from Nothing pantomime cigarette, rolling imaginary cigarette, it becomes visible, using match book
Amedeo's Continental Magic 98
Bascom Jones Match-Write prediction of change inside cover of book of matches
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 94) 470
Patrick Page The Magic Matchbox coin placed in matchbox vanishes
Tricks with Coins 46
Unknown The Broken Match Restored classic, with handkerchief
Tricks with Handkerchiefs 6
Eric Mason Uriker match slowly breaks in half
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1) 7
Martin Gardner With Magnets picking up metal things with match, see also p. 834 for clarification, p. 874 for obtaining magnets
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 829
Martin Gardner Fish Layout Puzzle
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 776
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
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

Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 192
Unknown Madcap Matchbox acrobatic matchbox, thread
Another Close-up Cavalcade 89
Stewart Judah Penta-Match match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 853
Jan Torell The Acrobatic Match-Box stands up on stretched out palm and lid opens
Magic by Jan Torell 29
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Match several matchbooks, spectator removes a match from one and performer divines which matchbook
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 139) 692
Stephen Minch Nervous Matches small items on table move, invisible thread
Mind & Matter 35
T. Nelson Downs The Reversing Match Match reverses when pushed through hand
Variations Magic With Faucett Ross 182
Unknown Cerillas Resucitadas
Magia en el Bar 76
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
Another Close-up Cavalcade 83
Unknown Dollar Matches box of matches shown, dollar bill rolled to tube, matches poured out, bill vanishes and reappears from match box
Another Close-up Cavalcade 97
Karl Fulves Things Equal "Math Trix"
match puzzle
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1058
Unknown Cerilla-X match is marked on one side and thrown on the table, mark side is up, gag or bar bet
Magia en el Bar 75
Unknown Match Transpo box full of burnt matches transposes with unburnt matches
Another Close-up Cavalcade 101
Unknown Salt and Matches salt in hand transposes with matches in matchbox
Another Close-up Cavalcade 102
Jock Crombie A Gag From Crombo lighter gag
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 280
Slydini First Routine packet of matches vanishes and is reproduced via imp pass, any object possible
The Best of Slydini ...and More 45
Al Mann Test by Fire match box impression device, carbon
Mental-Ettes 7
Karl Fulves Fadeaway coin on table covered with playing card, coin vanishes
  • Fade-Away I
  • Fade Away III
  • Fade Away IV
  • Fade Away V
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 931
Jerry Mentzer Matchbook to Silk
Second Lecture 1
Gene Nielsen, Bascom Jones Psychic Lady person divines in which matchbox is her ring, mental version of bean monte
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 149) 742
Gene Nielsen Matchless Guile prediction in signed matchbox
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 149) 743
Rick Johnsson Sub-Gum close-up sub-trunk, two coins change places, one coin in a matchbox and one outside, held in place with rubber bands, using The Kick Change
Practical Impossibilities 81
Martin Gardner Penetrating Matches match through match between fingers
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 936
David Berglas Match Replay paper is ignited with blown out match, then paper is blown out and match burns again
The David Berglas File No. 1 13
Patrick Page The Vanishing Match
Also published here The Big Book of Magic 171
Warren Stephens Matchless matches appear in empty matchbook
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 83
Bengt Nilsson, Allan Lambie Everything Happens to Ken Miller routine with cigarettes and money
(1) Brand-Changing Cigarette Packet
(2) Rising Cigarette
(3) Cigarette Packet to Banknote (Allan Lambie)
(4) Banknote to Matches
(5) Coin from Banknote
Continuous Cigarette Production 15
Jeff Busby Busby's Billets billet switch using matchbook
Variations The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 175) 872
Stephen Minch The Match Monster animated acrobatic matchbook, eyes stuck to it, thread
Creations of a Magical Madman 69
Tommy Wonder Close-Up lighter to matchbox
Also published here Jos Bema - Lecture 9
Karl Fulves Testing the Power of Misdirection empty packet of matches is waved over hand, a full one appears
The Magic Book 23
Karl Fulves Routined Magic match puzzle, then coin penetrates upwards through table into match box, example for routining two things
The Magic Book 27
Fred DeMuth Match Mentalism number of remaining matches divined
Also published here The Magic Book 127
Jim Ryan The Static Matches match jumps in the air when touched by second match
Lecture Notes Bar Magic 1
Jim Ryan The Broken and Restored Match three pieces, one is thrown away and returns to hand, eventually match is restored
Lecture Notes Bar Magic 2
Harry Lorayne The Headless Match torn and restored paper match
The Magic Book 241
Fred Robinson, Jan Heins Where There's Smoke
  • cigarette rolls over the table and back, version where it rolls to on side.
  • light a match with a cigarette and smoke it (Jan Heins)
  • cigarette is smoked through without any ash falling off
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 489
Jim Ryan Off with its Head! invisible hair, head of match pops off
Lecture Notes Bar Magic 2
Harry Lorayne The Traveling Match match travels back to matchbook, all other matches have been burnt
The Magic Book 245
Richard Chiswell Coin Transformation copper silver, in the end a match book appears
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 557
Fred Robinson Where There's Smoke
  • pipe grows
  • lighted end of cigarette put on handkerchief, which is spread on the palm, it does not burn
  • making smoke powder with a matchbox
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 576
Fred Robinson, Bob Hamilton Where There's Smoke
  • bar bet with a match box
  • matchbox and coin, divine if heads or tails, stooge
  • match in hand, matchbox balanced on back of the hand, box is tossed and match ignited
  • remove flame from lighter to light cigarette, gag
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 588
Karrell Fox, Fred Robinson, Martin Breese, Fred Snooks Where There's Smoke
  • smoking thumb, by inhaling smoke of a match (sent in by Martin Breese)
  • smoke a matchbox
  • split a burning match to give fire
  • extinguish a match by blowing in the opposite sleeve, paper match (Karrel Fox)
  • joke, matches and water (Fred Snooks)
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 603
Richard Mark Mantra Mental matchbook as impression device, impromptu
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 198) 988
Larry Becker Ultraffinity folded bill in one of several matchboxes is found by performer, then serial number is divined
Variations World of Super Mentalism 91
Harry G. Franke Window Lights method to read stolen center, matchbook
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 202) 1009
Fred Robinson, Peter Wentworth, Wally Boyce Where There's Smoke
  • jumping match
  • match puzzle, breaking it with one hand
  • puzzle, match head falls off
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 609
John Cornelius Fireworks "Curiosities"
lit match is placed behind back and comes out out (gag), then in repeat it comes out lit again
The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1181
Derek Dingle Flash Coins four coins in box, four matches visibly change into the coins one by one and in coin box are the burnt matches
The Chronicles (Issue 5) 1105
Karrell Fox Dissa-Pointer drawer full of matches vanishes and is produced from sleeve
Another Book 57
Larry Becker Matchic prediction of ESP symbol, five ESp cards and big matchbox
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 160
Unknown Matchbook Horse & Rider gag figure with matchbook
Elastrix 39
Unknown Tumblebug match book tumbles around, animation
Elastrix 41
Unknown The Figures Match No. 4, three-digit number divined after some calculation from spectator and removal of matches
Self-Working Mental Magic 5
Nathan Stark Mind Press piece of matchbook is balanced on a pin and covered with a glas, starts turning
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 241) 1201
Karl Fulves Things Equal No. 21, after some handling, matches outside the matchbox and inside equal, repeat phase in which matches multiply
Self-Working Mental Magic