77 entries in Nut
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown How to tell what card anie man thinketh, how to conveie the same into a kernell of a nut or cheristone, &c: and the same againe into ones pocket: how to make one drawe the same or anie card you list, and all under one devise card thought of is predicted on piece of paper in nut or button on spectator's coat, stooge, another person selects this card from deck, in optional repeat a nut with ink is cracked by some sucker
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVIII) 190
Unknown How to make a Card vanish, and finde it againe in a Nut duplicate card is split and printed side slit into nut beforehand, second nut filled with ink as joke when spectator opens it
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 19
Unknown Die Wandermünze marked coin vanishes, appears inside a lemon which is inside an orange inside a cabbage, then audibly travels inside silk-covered glass
Related to Oct. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 55
Charles Arbre Die bezauberten Südfrüchte borrowed glove in nut in egg in lemon in orange
Related to June 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 6) 93
Unknown A Glove Conjured into a Nut, the Nut into an Egg, the Egg into a Lemon, and the Lemon into an Orange ring and glove into nest of items from title
Related to 1903 Later Magic 378
Gerald Kosky "Nuts to You" card travels into walnut
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 301
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 12, including
- The Travelling Sugar
- Four Paper Balls and Plates
- The Walnut Shells and Pea
- Thimble Rigging
- Chinese Marbles
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 314
Gerald Kosky "Nuts to You" card is selected and matching miniature card found in chosen in walnut
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 42
Orson Welles Fruit Cup coin in egg in lemon in orange in grapefruit using a clothespin
Inspired by 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 61) 250
Joseph Keen Wandering Walnuts walnut produced, traveling around, multiplied, with self-made walnut shell
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 188
U. F. Grant The Bill, Egg and Walnut bill travels into nest of egg and walnut, duplicate bill made by cutting two bills in half and joining them together with one half switched
Mar. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 6
Lewis Ganson "The Walnut Shells and Pea"
  • 1. The Shells
  • 2. The Pea
  • 3. The Working Surface
  • 4. The "Basic" Move
    • (a) How to hold the shell (right hand)
    • (b) How to move a shell
    • (c) How to steal and replace the pea
  • 5. The "Kick" Steal
    • (a) The "Steal"
    • (b) The Replacement
  • 6. The Finger on the Shell
  • The Routine
  • Additional Sleights for the "Walnut Shells and Pea"
    • To steal the pea
    • The tea cup
    • Pic-a-back
    • The "Spread" (all three shells held between fingers of one hand)
1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 65
Theodore Annemann Three Card Monte Outdone with three aspirin boxes and one penny
Related to 1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 7
Eddie Joseph Where is that Coin? three matchbox drawers and a coin, monte / shell game
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 26
Hans E. Trixer Routine with the Miniature Cups and Balls
1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 175
James G. Thompson Jr. Peas and Cues routine, several phases
Also published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 32
Unknown Walnuss-Zauber bill found inside nut
1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 5) 859
Harry Stanley, Lewis Ganson The Modern Shell Game
  • the shells
  • the pea
  • working surface
  • the basic move
  • the routine (with under glass finale)
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 100
Dan Tong Hippy Nuts three nuts and three bolts magically become joined
1969 HEX! 71
Dan Tong Nut & Bolt three phase routine
Related to Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 244
Wilf. Huggins Why Not? shell game with three thimbles
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 64
Alan Shaxon The Banknote in Walnut bill in walnut in egg in lemon, serial number divination to start
Inspired by 1970 My Kind of Magic 37
David Lederman Thimbles & Pea cups and balls routine with thimbles and pea, sponge ball final loads
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 187
George Schindler Introduction credit information
1974 All in a Nutshell 9
Frank Garcia The Shells
1974 All in a Nutshell 11
Frank Garcia The Pea and "The Working Surface"
1974 All in a Nutshell 11
Frank Garcia The Moves
  • Basic Move
  • Bluff Move
  • The Escobar Move
  • Swivel Move
  • Bust-Out Bluff
1974 All in a Nutshell 12
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Routine
Variations 1974 All in a Nutshell 20
Frank Garcia Extra Ideas
  • Ginsburg Push
  • Handkerchief Steal
1974 All in a Nutshell 74
Stephen Minch Nutty-Kinesis inside of chosen walnut is shredded with mind power, verified after opening
1975 Mind & Matter 23
Al Cohn Spongeball to Rubber Nut
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 196
Harvey Rosenthal Rosenthal's Nut and Bolt Through Table multiple phases
Related to 1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 2 11
Harvey Rosenthal No-Cover Pin Nut Penetration nut on shoelace, jumps on safety pin, slit
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 2 14
Patrick Page The Three Shell Game
  • general comments
  • The Steal
  • The Load
  • The Kick Steal
1976 The Big Book of Magic 177
Unknown Three Shell Game
  • Move Number One - To Steal the Pea
  • Move Number Two - To Load the Pea
  • Move Number Three - To Show a Shell Empty
  • The Routine
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 131
Wilbur T. Kattner All Together "two in the hand one in the pocket" with three unshelled peanuts, then washer, nut and bolt
1977 Innovative Magic No. 3 22
Wilbur T. Kattner Notes on Goobers peanuts as topical items, ideas
1977 Innovative Magic No. 3 26
Gary Ouellet Supershells four phases
1979 Supershells 4
Unknown The Steal classic steal
1979 Supershells 8
Unknown The Load
1979 Supershells 13
Gary Ouellet The Pinky Pinch
1979 Supershells 33
Gary Ouellet The Pinky Acquitment hand turned over to show empty shell while pea is hidden
1979 Supershells 36
Gary Ouellet The Sidesteal Sequence way to steal the pea
1979 Supershells 37
Steve Beam Spirit Genetilia nut and string, routine
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 91
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm idea for color changing peas
Mar. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 318
Fred Robinson, Trevor Lewis Nut and Bolt nut vanishes from one hand and appears screwed onto the bolt
Jan. 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1) 788
Karl Fulves Three-Shell Monte three different colored peas
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 61
Bob Hummer Hummer's Mathematical Shell Game with four cups or four shells and two dice
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 78
Bob Fitch The ring, egg, orange & grapefruit trick "Extras - Variations - 1)"
short note
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Carl Herron It's Moving!! nut turns off bolt in spectator's hands
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 292) 1459
James G. Thompson Jr. Das Nusschalenspiel
Also published here Jan. 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 4) 142
Danny Korem Malini On Stage two spectators on stage, sponge ball routine with paperballs over the head situation and balls appearing at spectator, then watch steal and coconut production from hat
1985 Korem without Limits 78
Unknown Nüsse impromptu magic items and gags with nuts
Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 136
Dai Vernon The Peripatetic Walnuts walnuts travel one by one from hand to under can-covered glass
Variations 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 80
Karrell Fox "Shell-Shock" sponge balls appear under shells as finale
1988 My Latest Book 40
Michael Weber To Feed Many food (grapes, nuts or the like) placed in bowls, even though some are eaten the amount stays the same, mathematical principle (edge counting)
Also published here 1990 [1990 Notes] 4
Michael Weber To Feed Many food (grapes, nuts or the like) placed in bowls, even though some are eaten the amount stays the same, mathematical principle (edge counting)
VariationsAlso published here 1991 Life Savers 103
John Scarne Brazil Bet betting that the large brazil nuts are on top in can
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 115
Karl Norman The Three Shell Game - Karl Normal Routine
1994 Close-Up File 183
Jerry Mentzer Easy Shell Game plastic cubes instead of shells
1994 Close-Up File 191
Karl Norman Three Shell Game four phases, climax with shotglass
1995 40 Years at the Forks 75
Jörg Alexander Weber Eine harte Nuss multi-phase routine with glass finale
Inspired by 1995 ZauberKunst 10
Unknown Die Technik basic steal
1995 ZauberKunst 12
Harry Riser The Walnuts Trick walnuts travel one by one from hand to under can-covered glass
Inspired by 1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 19
Alexander de Cova Peanuts peanut jar, spectator estimates number of peanuts and is correct
Inspired by
  • "Jelly Beans" (Jim Steinmeyer)
1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 9
Alexander de Cova Peanuts peanut jar, spectator estimates number of peanuts and is correct
Inspired by
  • "Jelly Beans" (Jim Steinmeyer)
1998 Secrets No. 2 28
Kurti Freitag Mein Nuss-Schalen Spiel mit Verschlusskappen Three Shell Game Routine
  • Stehlen (classic steal)
  • Laden (classic load)
  • Zusatzgriff 1 (additional steal)
  • Zusatzgriff 2 (additional load)
  • Ausweichgriffe
  • Königsgriff (Kurt Freitag)
  • Tipps
2000 Mein Nuss-Schalen Spiel mit Verschlusskappen 1
Marc DeSouza Shell-Act routine, with vanishing shot glass
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 135
Joseph Ovette Ring in Egg - Third Method: Ovette's Amplification ring, silk and egg vanish, all found nested in lemon
Also published here
  • "A Lemon - A Silk - An Egg" (Eggstraordinary Ways of Eggshibiting with Eggs, p. 26)
2002 The Encyclopedia of Egg Magic 270
Unknown The Orange, the Lemon, the Egg, and the Canary
2002 The Encyclopedia of Egg Magic 270
Jack Avis Three Shell Game "Siva's Master Move"
with sticky tape
2006 Rara Avis 212
Fred Robinson, Trevor Lewis Nut & Bolt Trick nut in one hand, bolt in other hand, travel together srewed
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 241
Juan Villarejo El Trilero multi-phase routine, with a glass
2017 El Mago en la Mesa de Juego — Volumen I 67
Kostya Kimlat Back Into the Nest peanut in shell, shell vanishes, "two in the hands, one in the mouth", back reappears around peanuts
May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2)) 221
Ben Hart Nuts spectator selected via thrown walnut, inside is paper with memory of that spectator written on it
2020 The Darkest Corners 97
Ben Hart On Walnut Loading
2020 The Darkest Corners 105
Christian Scherer Süchtig nach Baumnüssen walnuts appear, vanish and travel to glas under tube, then walnuts vanish again and jumbo walnut appears, using nutcracker and toy squirrel
Inspired by 2020 Süchtig nach Baumnüssen 3