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Stuart Robson Horrors!!! binary coded cards, word divined, see page 164 for comment by William Larsen and page 172 for improvement by L. Vosburgh Lyons
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 41
L. Vosburgh Lyons Prophecy Plus colored handkerchief and candle are chosen and predicted, see page 172 for improvement
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 122
L. Vosburgh Lyons A Question of Power top card changes into three selections one after the other
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 129
L. Vosburgh Lyons Double Deal Turnover crude
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 130
Stewart James Numismatigic coin divination behind back, magnetism
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
L. Vosburgh Lyons The Impromptu Passing one thought-of card, envelopes
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 179
L. Vosburgh Lyons Devil's Luck!
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 45) 310
L. Vosburgh Lyons Money Method
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 366
L. Vosburgh Lyons Last Chance
Related toAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 387
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it
Related toAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 389
L. Vosburgh Lyons Tri-Predict envelope cut in deck, card above and below predicted, repeat
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 389
Dr. Van Deusen, Bruce Elliott Finger Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly, see also page 476 for idea by Vosburgh Lyons
Also published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 65) 451
L. Vosburgh Lyons The Knickel of Kanadah coin divination, magnetism
Inspired by 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 486
L. Vosburgh Lyons Graphology spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly, pseudo-psychometry
Related toAlso published here 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 74) 493
L. Vosburgh Lyons A Hole in One hole punched through four pieces of paper, three of them restore
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 77) 505
L. Vosburgh Lyons Chain of Circumstance key chain travels from hand to hand, elaborate set-up in sleeve
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 100) 609
L. Vosburgh Lyons The "Good-Bye" Coin coin on pull
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 100) 610
L. Vosburgh Lyons Fourth Dimensional Sewing
Inspired by 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 100) 611
Herb Runge A Thought Ahead Tantalizer
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 618
L. Vosburgh Lyons Black Sandwich, Red Sandwich card travels from sandwich in one half to sandwich in other half
Variations 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 654
L. Vosburgh Lyons The Lyons Force cutting through handkerchief
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 14
Lew Smith, L. Vosburgh Lyons The Fairy Goblet spectator remembers long forgotten memory, psychological (and weird)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 133) 761
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bruce Elliott Entity Alone
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 133) 763
Stewart James Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 766
L. Vosburgh Lyons The New Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
Inspired by 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 824
L. Vosburgh Lyons Call It A Puzzle six discs with a different sign on each side are thrown and turned over while spelling a word, then one disc is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden disc
Related toVariations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 29
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Theodore Annemann Ball From Beyond steel ball between two soup plates, answers questions
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 83
L. Vosburgh Lyons On the Barrel Head fast and loose with a rope
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 164
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match Puzzle eleven matches, triangle
Related to
  • page 171 for the solution
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 167
Walter B. Gibson 91¢ Miracle three spectators select a different color envelope each and can than put one coin out of five in it, when performer turns over and sees the remaining two, he knows who chose which coin
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 44) 180
L. Vosburgh Lyons Slip, Snap, Spoof linking and unlinking pins
Related to
  • Jerry Andrus' routine, same gimmick
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 192
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle a figure on a paper, has to be reorganized to form a square in no more than four cuts
Related to
  • page 203 for solution
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 198
L. Vosburgh Lyons Key Chart to the 91¢ Miracle
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 198
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on L. Vosburgh Lyons, a demonstration where a doc is beheaded, an improvement to Taylor's Peek Deck by James G. Thompson Jr., Fred Mosteller and his spelling trick ("Bravo!")
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 199
L. Vosburgh Lyons Okito Outdone okito box with a rectangular box
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 205
L. Vosburgh Lyons Impromptu Passing one thought-of card, envelopes
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 52
L. Vosburgh Lyons Nine forcing nine
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 217
L. Vosburgh Lyons Dizzy Discs speed summation and subtraction with number discs
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 55) 226
L. Vosburgh Lyons Puzzle figure, what's the size of the surface, solution on page 246
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 58) 239
L. Vosburgh Lyons Pieces of Fate folding and cutting a piece of paper into a circle, a swastika, the words hell and peace are formed, themed to the WW2
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 252
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle turning a square of paper into an equilateral triangle
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 65) 267
Walter B. Gibson, L. Vosburgh Lyons Release From Reason silk and rope
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 66) 268
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it
Also published here 1945 My Best 96
L. Vosburgh Lyons A Hole In One hole punched through four pieces of paper, three of them restore
1945 My Best 173
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors
  • Theo. Annemann
  • Charles Arbuthnot
  • George E. Arrowsmith
  • Roger Barkann
  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Joseph L. Barnett
  • Raymond L. Beebe
  • Eugene Bernstein
  • J. B. Bobo
  • John N. Booth
  • Tom Bowyer
  • Vynn Boyar
  • Joan Brandon
  • Fred Braue
  • John Braun
  • Lu Brent
  • R. C. Buff
  • Clyde F. Cairy
  • Loring Campbell
  • Jack Chanin
  • Frank Chapman
  • Forest V. Chesbro
  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Eddie Clever
  • Stanley Collins
  • Mystic Craig
  • Thomas J. Crawford
  • John J. Crimmins, JR.
  • Paul J. Curry
  • Del Monte
  • Harry Dobrin
  • Ronald B. Edwards
  • Bruce Elliot
  • Professor El-Tab
  • Dr. E. G. Ervin
  • Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
  • Val Evans
  • "Hen" Fetsch
  • Thomas B. Fitzgerald
  • Dariel Fitzkee
  • Sid Fleischman
  • Joseph Harman Fries
  • Martin Gardner
  • Teral Garrett
  • Walter B. Gibson
  • Arnold L. Grubin
  • Nelson C. Hahne
  • Hathaway
  • Royal V. Heath
  • Charles H. Hopkins
  • Jean Hugard
  • Mark Jacobs
  • R. M. Jamison
  • F. H. Jeudevine
  • Maurice Kains
  • George G. Kaplan
  • George Karger
  • Joseph A. Karson
  • Wilbur Kattner
  • Gerald Lynton Kaufman
  • Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
  • The Great Kolar
  • Gerald Kosky
  • Abril Lamarque
  • William W. Larsen
  • Sid Lorraine
  • Art Lyle
  • L. Vosburgh Lyons
  • Richard F. Madden
  • Greer Marechal, JR.
  • George McAthy
  • William H. McCaffrey
  • Jack McMillen
  • Harry Mendoza
  • Orville Meyer
  • John W. Mifflin
  • Chester Morris
  • Paul Morris
  • Frederick Mosteller
  • Robert A. Nelson
  • C. A. George Newmann
  • Grady S. Nicholson
  • Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
  • Charles Walter Nyquist
  • Dell O'Dell
  • Tom Osborne
  • George Harrison Pittman
  • Julien J. Proskauer
  • Clayton Rawson
  • Ralph W. Read
  • Dolf Rudin
  • Herb Rungie
  • Ned Rutledge
  • James J. Sanders
  • Lucille Pierce Saxon
  • Sigmar - The Magician
  • Jerry Sorensen
  • Willard S. Smith
  • George Starke
  • Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
  • Harlan Tarbell
  • DR. Franklin Taylor
  • J. G. Thompson, JR.
  • Jack F. Trebel
  • M. Van Reese
  • Jack Vosburgh
  • Audley Valentine Walsh
  • Peter Warlock
  • Herman L. Weber
  • Bob Weill
  • William H. Wilson
  • Tommy Windsor
  • Howard H. Wise
  • Ed. Wolff
  • Michael F. Zens
1945 My Best 347
L. Vosburgh Lyons Number Force forcing nine
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 21
L. Vosburgh Lyons Telepsyche location of the card
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 75) 306
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected one
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on R.C. Buff ideas with the Lyons-Elliott Box, Frank Taylor, ideas by Hen Fetsch, Ed Marlo, Bert Allerton and Richard Mc Closkey
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 84) 343
L. Vosburgh Lyons Match'em! spectator pushes middle of the center out with a knife / pencil, two times it's the mate of a previously tabled mate
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 89) 360
L. Vosburgh Lyons Stab Force pushing center of the deck out with knife / pencil
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 89) 360
L. Vosburgh Lyons Discus Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 410
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Walter Gibson's "Bunco Book", L. Vosburgh Lyons, Oscar Weigle, Jack Hughes, Dai Vernon, Bob Reinhart
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 114) 460
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Silent Mora, Joe Karson, The Great Virgil, Sid Lorraine, Walter Floyd, Bill Grasham, Arnold Grubin, Jamison, J. G. Thompson, L. Vosburgh Lyons
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 472
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Paul Fleming, Paul Curry, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bill Grace, Richard Himber
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 488
L. Vosburgh Lyons Inhale This! with benzedrine inhaler, spectator drops amount of different colored candies in the inhaler and performer knows how many from each color
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 122) 489
Unknown The Tantalizer twenty-second position and packet dealing
Related toVariations 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 112
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Baker, Frank Garcia, Lou Tannen, Greer Marechal, Roger Barkann, L. Vosburgh Lyons, C. L. Boarde, Roy Benson, Dariel Fitzkee, Milbourne Chrisstopher, Jack Chanin
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 596
L. Vosburgh Lyons Triphecy triple card prediction with three different colors
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 151) 607
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Jerry Lukins. L. Vosburgh Lyons, Lu Brent, Tony Kardyro, Oscar Weigle
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 182) 730
L. Vosburgh Lyons Lyons Den paper puzzle, solution on p. 833
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 207) 825
L. Vosburgh Lyons, James A. Fowler Howdy Knowit! with 27 cards, three piles, performer knows selection and position
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 210) 840
Gerald Kosky Under-Hand Coin spectator puts some coins on the table and starts turning them over one by one then one coin is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden coin
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 260) 1039
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Sunshine, Ed Marlo, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Dr. Jaks, Bill Woodfield, Charlie Miller
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1113
L. Vosburgh Lyons Handkerchief from Rope knotted silk through rope
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 265
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Thomas Alan Waters Mathematically Inclined ten digits used for longer calculation, result instantly seen by performer, for credit discussion see reference
Related toAlso published here Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 54
L. Vosburgh Lyons Triangulation tiling puzzle
Related to
  • p. 70 for credits
Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 72
Harry Lorayne, Thomas Alan Waters The Card Pyramid mathematical layout of spot cards, end result is predicted, for Waters credit see reference
Related to 1967 Deck-Sterity 45
Dr. Jacob Daley, L. Vosburgh Lyons Mirror Mirror paper strip with mirror words (OTTO, WOW, ...), performer writes "TOP" and "BOTTOM" on either end, when held in mirror top and bottom change places
Also published here Mar. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 85
Bruce Cervon Triangle Card Trick card version, final value predicted
Related to Mar. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Block color cube placed in opaque box, performer divines orientation
Aug. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 118
L. Vosburgh Lyons Triphecy II see also Phoenix p. 607 for Lyons' other method
Related to Mar. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 163
L. Vosburgh Lyons Future Thot dice with (larger) numbers used for number divination
Inspired by
  • idea of Royal Heath
Also published here
Sep. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 205
L. Vosburgh Lyons Betcha! geometric puzzle in which an area must be divided into four or five equal pieces
Related to May 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 260
L. Vosburgh Lyons Numbers using number blocks and wooden stand, mathematical principle, see also p. 320
Dec. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 310
Harold Bester, Chris Hussey, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Martin Gardner, Paul Sweetman Etcetera
Related to Feb. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 320
L. Vosburgh Lyons Hexed layout puzzle with seven paper hexagons, see also p. 602
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 378
Joseph K. Schmidt Center Tear spectator writes card in center of square paper, cut into four pieces and puzzled together so a center section is missing, can be presented as pseudo center tear, see p. 527 for comment by L. Vosburgh Lyons
Inspired by Feb. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 398
Steve Freeman, Bob Still, L. Vosburgh Lyons Etcetera
June 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 527
L. Vosburgh Lyons Last Chance Tantalizer
Also published here 1972 The Living End 138
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction
Related to 1974 Paul Curry Presents 42
L. Vosburgh Lyons Add and Subtract number thing with desk calculator
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 750
Tieneblas Parity Coin coins on table, spectator can turn several coins over and covers one, performer divines if head or tails is up
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 141) 703
Karl Fulves (1) The Pencil That Remembers What It Writes after examining pencil, performer knows what was written with it, electronics, no details given
Related to 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 20
Karl Fulves L. Vosburgh Lyons on his death
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 7) 23
Karl Fulves Cold Readings questions to get information, discussions with Tom Harris, L. Vosburgh Lyons
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 10) 37
Hans E. Trixer Compas-sion
Related to 1977 Special Effects 48
Karl Fulves Heads or Tails coins on table, spectator can turn several coins over and covers one, performer divines if head or tails is up
Inspired byRelated to 1977 The Magic Book 84
L. Vosburgh Lyons Vosburgh Lyons Puzzle number theory puzzle in building pairs of numbers
Variations 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 29) 113
Sam Schwartz From Sam Schwartz solutions to problem
Inspired by 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 31) 120
Bruce Elliott, L. Vosburgh Lyons Finger, Finger No. 60, number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 101
L. Vosburgh Lyons Graphology No. 66, spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 113
Bob Evans Tap II coins jump around in box and make clink sounds by themselves
Inspired by
  • "Taps" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, Linking Ring & New Phoenix)
Related to
1980 The Chronicles (Issue 26) 1320
Bob Hummer The 'Snappy' Thirteen Cent Trick two nickels and three pennies, spectator can turn one sort of coins over while performer's back is turned, revelation of which coins are turned over
Related toAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 15
Brenda Bell, Book, and... Brenda! turning key, self extinguishing candle and Ball from Plate for two people, using assistant on stage
Inspired by 1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 270) 1347
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mathematically Inclined No. 24, making a pyramid of numbers according to rules, final number predicted, Pascal's Triangle
Also published here 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 38
L. Vosburgh Lyons Future Thought No. 33, dice with (larger) numbers used for number divination
Also published here 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 53
L. Vosburgh Lyons Fidget Digits No. 57, puzzle with digits from 1 to 8 with kicker
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 78
Thomas Alan Waters Speakay six people write something on a piece of paper, performer thinks of one and asks one person to stand forward, the word thought of matches the person
Related to 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 607
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue No. 62, two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 91
Thomas Alan Waters Tridonym three people write an alias on a piece of paper
Related to 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 683
Dr. Jacob Daley, L. Vosburgh Lyons Mirror, Mirror No. 80, paper strip with mirror words (OTTO, WOW, ...), performer writes "TOP" and "BOTTOM" on either end, when held in mirror top and bottom change places
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 144
Karl Fulves Interim Report corrections, Tony Bartolotta, L. Vosburgh Lyons
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 47
L. Vosburgh Lyons Dunninger's Secret proposed switch with envelope for Q&A act, accidental tripping
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 7) 67
Karl Fulves Joseph Dunninger
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 9) 99
Milton Kort Security Express four Aces vanish from between red Jacks, appear between black Jacks in middle of the pack
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • New Pentagram, Vol. 2 No. 12, Feb. 1971
1999 Kort 73
William J. Hilliar Stolen Thoughts method guess of mindreading act by Hilliar, accidental tripping
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Dec. 1945 (written by Bill Frazee)
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 130
Karl Fulves Recollection two packets of about a quarter of the deck, one card moved from pile to pile, it is located by performer, also when two cards are exchanged, alphabetic sorting of one pile and clocking for second card
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 94
Karl Fulves Pencil With Memory "Unexplained"
old pencil with memory idea, now really available as transmission pen, posed as a problem
Related to 2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 111
Karl Fulves L. Vosburgh Lyons
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 472
L. Vosburgh Lyons Lyons Card Rise Devano deck credit information
Related to 2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 481
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 630
Karl Fulves Star Lite cards in two halves exchanged, found apparently by memory, Fulves's Riffle Shuffle Control
Related to 2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 648