63 entries in Ball / "Small" Ball / Vanish
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown False Transfer
1584 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)
1876 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 Mar. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 129
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Schule der Magie fourth part, more on the false transfer
Related to Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 145
Unknown Das Changieren false transfer, multiple methods with different props
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 139
Tom Sellers A New Cigarette Sleight cigarette rolls over back of hand into other hand, false transfer
1933 More Secrets 3
Unknown The Vanish
1938 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
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Eddie Joseph The Single Palm ball vanishes using the classic palm
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 8
Eddie Joseph The Multipalm Pass false transfer with three balls at once
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Eddie Joseph The Multipalm Slide vanishing a ball when already palming two
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 11
Eddie Joseph Toss Up Vanish orange tossed up, vanishes, ditch in pocket
1942 Coin and Money Magic 114
Dai Vernon Vanish put-type
1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 75
Wally Dean Deanball drop ball vanish
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 202) 806
Unknown Push Through Drop Vanish
1956 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
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 15
Sam Aaronson The Basic Sleight false transfer
Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Al Schneider Basic Vanish very clear instructions, also possible with other small objects
1975 Al Schneider On Coins 6
Slydini A Direct Palm with Checkpoints
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 23
Arthur Setterington Diception ball vanishes in a tube between two dice
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 408
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method One false transfer
1979 The Chop Cup Book 49
Unknown Basic Ball Vanish - Method Two wand pushed through fist with ball
1979 The Chop Cup Book 53
Frank Garcia The "Garcia" Master Vanish Moves false transfer for small ball
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 24
Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon False Transfer from One Hand to the Other
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 13
Unknown The Finger Palm with steel ball
1979 The Very Best of Cups and Balls 82
David Williamson The Striking Vanish
  • Alternate Handling (closed fist)
1981 Encore II 21
Neil See The Neil See Ball Vanish retention
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part II 49
David Williamson The Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here 1984 Striking Magic 21
David Williamson Striking Vanish with alternative handling with closed fist
Also published here 1984 For Your Eyes Only 25
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
1984 Side Effects 14
Turk Pipkin S'No Ball ping-pong ball vanishes as it is tossed in the air
1985 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"
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 8
Jonathan Townsend Best Ball-Retention Pass according to Jonathan Townsend, Andrew Galloway uses a similar vanish
June 1986 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
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 7) 6
Thomas Hierling False Transfer with some thoughts on false transfers
1987 New Wave Close-Up 25
Juan Tamariz Second Example: False transfer handling details
1988 The Five Points in Magic 23
Harvey Rosenthal The Retention Toss coin vanish adapted for small ball
1990 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
1990 Close Up Illusions 15
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
1990 Top Secret Stuff 159
David Williamson Striking Vanish
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 16
Alexander de Cova, Roy Benson Fake Transfer described with fake egg
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 28
Gary Kurtz False Transfer of a Ball
1992 Leading with your Head 14
Paul Gertner False Transfer with steel ball
1994 Steel and Silver 197
Harold Cataquet Re-Retention Vanish
July 1995 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
1996 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)
1998 Cyclops 7
John Cornelius False Transfer with lapping afterwards
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 126
Ron Bauer Fake Put Sequence Take Vanish vs. Put Vanish (Charlie Miller), En Route Principle
2002 Dixie 18
John Carney, Dai Vernon The French Drop
2002 The Book of Secrets 251
David Acer High Invisibility Ball vanishes and reappears held between two fingers visually
2004 Random Acts of Magic 251
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
2004 Sankey Unleashed 7
Unknown The Classic (False) Pass
2004 Street Cups and Balls 44
Unknown The French Drop
2004 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
2008 This Is Not a Book 8
Roberto Giobbi The Rossini Insight "It's Better to Take Than to Put", on false transfers
2012 Confidences 139
David Williamson Striking Vanish
2013 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
2014 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)
2014 Schlaglichter 175
Johnny Thompson Retention Vanish of Ball false transfer
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 21
Danny Dew Danny Dew Final Vanish of the balls, ditch in breast pocket
Related to 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 32
David Williamson, Johnny Thompson Covered Striking Vanish
2018 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"
2019 Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu 3