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Louis Tannen Tannen's Ring, Knot and Rope borrowed finger ring travels from handkerchief in knot on rope
Variations 1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 344
John Howie + or - ? using two four of a kinds, transformation kicker
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 611
Trevor H. Hall, John Howie FKO Sleight turnover switch on packet, face up card under top face down card, double lift
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 611
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Thru the Looking Glass spectator writes something on paper and the paper is rolled into a ball, that ball is pressed into a mirror and removed again, now the writing of the spectator is backwards
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 597
John Howie Dotty Dice gaffed dice
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 599
John Howie Pyromaniac with two paper matches and flash paper
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
John Howie Eyes Right spectator writes his name on a paper and balls it up, performer divines name but written reversed and when the paper is opened the spectator's name is also reversed with his handwriting
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 182) 727
John Howie Ambitious Transpo
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 204) 816
John Howie Caught Knot knots appear on rope
Also published here 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 214) 856
John Howie Cavorting Coins four coins are turned over several times, do as i do with coins, three phases
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 228) 912
John Howie Silver Switch with edge palm, version with a handkerchief
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 232) 927
John Howie Changeable card changes four times, with sucker elements
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 221) 883
John Howie To and Fro
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 975
George Blake Interchange
Inspired by 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 896
John Howie P.R.P coins rolled on pool table obey the directions given by the performer
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 259) 1034
John Howie John Howie's "Ring and Ribbon" ring falls off ribbon, wax
VariationsAlso published here
  • John Howie's "Thanks to Ellis" in "Pentagram" Vol. 3, No. 8. 1949.
1952 Jardine Ellis Ring on Stick and Ring on Rope 6
Bill Nord Bill Nord's Ring on Pencil pencil pushed through a folded card, ring penetrates pencil, with Bill-Z-Bub gimmick
Variations 1952 Jardine Ellis Ring on Stick and Ring on Rope 7
Paquette Paquette's Baguette! ring on wand, with handkerchief
VariationsAlso published here 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 271) 1084
John Howie Spirits in Camera
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 268) 1070
John Howie Howie's Reward two coins are produced from handkerchief, then they are wrapped in hank and held in place by a rubber band, coins transform in other coins
Also published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 296) 1183
John Howie Ghost Thimble four phase thimble routine, with pencil and tin foil shell
Related toAlso published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 281) 1122
John Howie Match Box Bet lifting the tray of a matchbox on its cover with only the first and fourth finger
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 58
John Howie Preface
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 5
John Howie Basic Technique
  • General Notes on the Apparatus
  • Handling the Shell so as to Present the Solid Ring
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 6
John Howie Disposal of the Shell 1. Disposal in a Pocket
2. Disposal by Means of a "Topit" Vanisher
3. Disposal by Sleeving
4. Disposal by Vesting
5. Disposal by Concealment between Shirt Collar and Neck
6. Disposal by Dropping to the Lap
7. Disposal by Mechanical Aid
8. Disposal by Means other than Body Concealments
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 7
John Howie Examination of the Apparatus by the Spectators
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 8
John Howie The Direct Palm Off
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 9
John Howie Palm Using the Howie Pick-Up Move lifting shell with two fingers
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 10
John Howie A Word on Basic Procedure
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 11
John Howie The "Direct" Ring on Wand
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 12
John Howie John Howie's Ring on Pencil pencil pushed through a folded card, ring penetrates pencil
Inspired by 1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 14
John Howie Penetrellis ring under handkerchief penetrates a rod
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 16
John Howie Ring in the Knot ring vanishes and appears in knot
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 19
John Howie Ring and Handkerchief Routine ring penetrates handkerchief three times
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 20
John Howie Ring on Necktie penetration
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 25
John Howie Ring and Rope penetrates rope three times
Inspired by
  • U.F. Grant's "Ellis Ring on Rope" in "M.G.A. Inc. Lecture" 1952
  • Peter Warlock's "A Trick Wrongly Named Sefalaljia" in "The Magic Circular" Vol. 46, No. 507.
  • Tannen's Ring, Knot and Rope (Louis Tannen, 1942/27)
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 26
John Howie A Ring, a Wand and a Handkerchief ring on wand, with handkerchief, then ring vanishes and appears knotted on handkerchief
Inspired by
  • Roy Short's "With the Jardine Ellis Ring, No. 1 of a Series" in "The Magic Circular" Vol. 47, No. 522. 1953.
  • Paquette's Baguette! (Paquette, 1952)
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 27
John Howie Bibliography of the Jardine Ellis Ring Trick
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 29
John Howie Holed Out coin through smaller hole in paper
Variations 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 333) 140
John Howie Ghost Thimble four phase thimble routine, with pencil and tin foil shell
1. Pantomime
2. Taps
3. Pop
4. Proof
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 20
John Howie Reward two coins are produced from handkerchief, then they are wrapped in hank and held in place by a rubber band, coins transform in other coins
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 52
John Howie Caught Knot knots appear on rope
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 87
John Howie Psychicoin spirit taps, with coin and ashtray, eventually coin penetrates ashtray
Inspired by
  • L. Vosburgh Lyon's "The Tapping Ball" in Bruce Elliott's "Magic as a Hobby"
1958 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 219
John Howie 1-2-3-4 aces transform into ace to four
1959 The Cardiste (Issue 12) 6
John Howie Cylinder, Ring and Cord jardine ellis ring vanish threaded on a rope from under a handkerchief under a cylinder, then the ring passes through a wand and under the cylinder appears a ball
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 320
John Howie Brainwave Bet odd-backed unkown card inserted in deck, spectator names correct card, clean-up anti-climax follows, red-blue double backer
1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Andrew Galloway One-Two-Three-Four Aces
Inspired byRelated to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 492
Larry Jennings Numerical Aces Aces change to Ace through Four
Related toVariations 1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 30
Stephen Minch The Ribbon That Was Something Ellis ribbon, small metal ring appears, penetration routine
Inspired by 1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 76
Roy Walton, Larry Jennings, John Howie Nosferatu
Related to 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 510
Andrew Galloway, John Howie A Trick For Jack Avis two selection in two packets change places and end up on top of the other packet
1980 Diverting Card Magic 15
Ken Beale, Ralph W. Hull Positive & Negative Cards using two four of a kinds, transformation kicker
Related to 1980 Interlock 46
John Howie, Karl Fulves Holed Out No. 85, coin through smaller hole in paper
Inspired by 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 122
Edward Victor Popping Off plop sound for vanish
Related toAlso published here
  • "The 'Pop' Thimble Vanish" (Edward Victor, More Magic of the Hands, 1942)
1997 Digital Effects 183