59 entries in Ball / "Small" Ball / Vanish
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown False Transfer
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown Pass 1 right hand classic palm, fake transfer to left (described with coin but for all small objects)
Modern Magic 147
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie third part, on holding the hand correctly when a larger object is apparently in it
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 129
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie fourth part, more on the false transfer
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 145
Unknown Das Changieren false transfer, multiple methods with different props
Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 139
Tom Sellers A New Cigarette Sleight cigarette rolls over back of hand into other hand, false transfer
More Secrets 3
Unknown The Vanish
Greater Magic 659
Franklin M. Chapman Disintegrosphere bottle with small steel ball in it vanishes from under handkerchief, rattle of ball can be heard until last moment
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Eddie Joseph Toss Up Vanish orange tossed up, vanishes, ditch in pocket
Coin and Money Magic 114
Dai Vernon Vanish put-type
Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 75
Wally Dean Deanball drop ball vanish
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 202) 806
Unknown Push Through Drop Vanish
Top Secrets of Magic 58
Arthur Setterington Joe's Master Mystery five colored balls in a bowl, one color is selected all the other balls vanish, three methods
The Joe Smith Mysteries 15
Sam Aaronson The Basic Sleight false transfer
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Al Schneider Basic Vanish very clear instructions, also possible with other small objects
Al Schneider On Coins 6
Slydini A Direct Palm with Checkpoints
The Best of Slydini ...and More 23
Arthur Setterington Diception ball vanishes in a tube between two dice
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 408
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method One false transfer
The Chop Cup Book 49
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method Two wand pushed through fist with ball
The Chop Cup Book 53
Frank Garcia The "Garcia" Master Vanish Moves false transfer for small ball
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 24
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon False Transfer from One Hand to the Other
Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 13
Unknown The Finger Palm with steel ball
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 82
David Williamson The Striking Vanish
  • Alternate Handling (closed fist)
Encore II 21
Neil See The Neil See Ball Vanish retention
The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 49
David Williamson The Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here Striking Magic 21
David Williamson Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here For Your Eyes Only 25
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
Side Effects 14
Turk Pipkin S'No Ball ping-pong ball vanishes as it is tossed in the air
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 116
Max Malini, Charlie Miller, Frederick Braue A Deceptive Palm for the Cups and Balls false transfer, detailed, "It should be again stressed that the sleight must be performed very slowly, very casually"
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 8
Jonathan Townsend Best Ball-Retention Pass according to Jonathan Townsend, Andrew Galloway uses a similar vanish
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 1215
Joe Givan Day of the Jack-less toy jacks appear, they and rubber ball vanish, topit
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 7) 6
Thomas Hierling False Transfer with some thoughts on false transfers
New Wave Close-Up 25
Juan Tamariz Second Example: False transfer handling details
The Five Points in Magic 23
Harvey Rosenthal The Retention Toss coin vanish adapted for small ball
Impossibilia 84
Gary Ouellet The Greatest Effect in Magic explanation of false transfer with a small ball
  • Practice Drill Number One: The Finger Palm
  • Practice Drill Number Two: The Closing of the Right Hand
  • The Vanish
  • Eye Movement
Close Up Illusions 15
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
Top Secret Stuff 159
David Williamson Striking Vanish
The Magic of Michael Ammar 16
Alexander de Cova, Roy Benson Fake Transfer described with fake egg
Ein Profi packt aus... 28
Gary Kurtz False Transfer of a Ball
Leading with your Head 14
Paul Gertner False Transfer with steel ball
Steel and Silver 197
Harold Cataquet Re-Retention Vanish
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2531
Harry Riser French Drop Handling
Inspired by
  • Secrets of Conjuring and Magic, Robert-Houdin, p. 51
The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 24
Bob Farmer Big Solid Ball Vanish ball rolled from cup into hand and seen, vanishes
Related to
  • "The Vanishing Buckeye" (Eddie Fields' Secret Diary, p. 19)
Cyclops 7
John Cornelius False Transfer with lapping afterwards
The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 126
Ron Bauer Fake Put Sequence Take Vanish vs. Put Vanish (Charlie Miller), En Route Principle
Dixie 18
John Carney, Dai Vernon The French Drop
The Book of Secrets 251
David Acer High Invisibility Ball vanishes and reappears held between two fingers visually
Random Acts of Magic 251
Unknown The Classic (False) Pass
Street Cups and Balls 44
Unknown The French Drop
Street Cups and Balls 47
Robert E. Neale The Five Gifts of Life Five different objects in hand, four are removed and placed in pocket, last object vanishes from hand.

Has packet trick variation where the last card becomes blank
This Is Not a Book 8
Roberto Giobbi The Rossini Insight "It's Better to Take Than to Put", on false transfers
Confidences 139
David Williamson Striking Vanish
Calculated Chaos 19
Christian Scherer Die Kraft des Qi two in the hand one in the pocket with Baoding Balls, then a big ball appears just to vanish under a handkerchief
Schlaglichter 60
Christian Scherer Das Becherspiel als Salonkunststück general remarks on the Cups and Balls
  • Der Handlungsablauf beim Becherspiel
  • Die Struktur (structure)
  • Der Vortrag (patter)
  • Die Becher (cups)
  • Die Kugeln (balls)
  • Der Zauberstab (wand)
  • Der Tisch (table)
  • Die Tischoberfläche (table surface)
  • Die Handhabung der Becher (handling of the cups)
  • Die falsche Übergabe (false transfer of a ball)
  • Die Ladung (loads)
  • Das Platzieren der Ladungen (placement of loads in pockets)
  • Die Ladetechnik (loading technique)
  • Die Ladung vor den Blicken der Zuschauer verbergen (hiding the loads)
  • Indirektes Laden (indirect loads)
  • Das Abstellen der geladenen Becher (putting cups with loads on the table)
Schlaglichter 175
Johnny Thompson Retention Vanish of Ball false transfer
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 21
Danny Dew Danny Dew Final Vanish of the balls, ditch in breast pocket
Related to The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 32
David Williamson, Johnny Thompson Covered Striking Vanish
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 92
Christian Scherer Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu three steel balls are removed from a box, penetrate a transparent silk one by one and then they vanish just to be found in the box again
Inspired by
  • Lou Serrano's "Steel Ball Routine"
Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu 3