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Arthur Setterington The Letter
1967 Stranger Mysteries 3
Arthur Setterington Final Note
1967 Stranger Mysteries 20
Arthur Setterington Royal Quartet shuffled deck, kings are put next to aces
1967 Stranger Mysteries 4
Arthur Setterington Secu-Ring padlock on chain in a hat, two finger rings are put in the hat and everything hangs on the padlock
1967 Stranger Mysteries 6
Arthur Setterington Push Through coin through matchbox
1967 Stranger Mysteries 7
Arthur Setterington Matchless Penetration empty matchbox penetrates handkerchief, when opened, it's full of matches
1967 Stranger Mysteries 8
Arthur Setterington X-Ray Coins revelation of the dates on coins, when putting one reversed on the hand and watching through a napkin tube
1967 Stranger Mysteries 9
Arthur Setterington Six Key Mystery ungaffed lock
1967 Stranger Mysteries 10
Arthur Setterington Death Card six blank cards and an ace of spades, spectator selects the ace
1967 Stranger Mysteries 12
Arthur Setterington Bolting Dice dice with drilled hole on a bolt is screwed on with a nut and after covered with a handkerchief it's found on the other side of the nut
1967 Stranger Mysteries 14
Arthur Setterington Thought Reflection two person telepathy, coding system for numbers, sum is divined as well as a word from a book
1967 Stranger Mysteries 16
Arthur Setterington Introducing Joe
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 2
Arthur Setterington Eyes Right nine on one side of a card and six on the other, then they change and finally on one side there are a lot of sixes
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 18
Arthur Setterington Joe Smith - Magician seven cards, ace of spades comes several times to the top and then changes places with card in the pocket
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 3
Arthur Setterington Bewitched, Bothered & Befuddled three silks appear in a box, one has a knot, which disappears when blown on it, mirror box
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 5
Arthur Setterington Joe Smith - Hypnotist paper ball travels from pocket to under cup, the third time it changes color
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 6
Arthur Setterington The Indian Rope Trick knot disappears twice in rope and appears again, story of the indian rope trick
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 7
Arthur Setterington By Royal Command Three of Diamonds disappears from envelope and appears between to cards, with the pictures of Queen Victoria and the Duke of Wellington
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 9
Arthur Setterington Joe i' London ring off and on rope in a box, magnetic rope
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 10
Arthur Setterington The Amateur Gardener three cards with a pot on it come into envelopes, the first pot gets bigger, the second has now flowers inside and the third a flower as well, which grows out of the card visibly
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 11
Arthur Setterington Watch the Box two matchboxes filled with matches and an empty one are stacked in a tube, the empty one travels to the top middle and bottom of the stack
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 13
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
Arthur Setterington The First Post cards with sights of London, chosen one is predicted, half forcing stack
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 16
Arthur Setterington A Lock and a Chain and a Key chain fastened with a lock penetrates a wooden hand
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 19
Arthur Setterington Preface
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 3
Arthur Setterington Topsy Turvy Chinaman plaque in frame, frame is turned but picture is always upright
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 4
Arthur Setterington The Vanishing Shadow three cards with a shadow of a person on it, one vanishes and only foodprints remain on card
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 8
Arthur Setterington Tibetan Cord Mystery cord threaded through a frame is cut and restored
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 10
Arthur Setterington Crazy Apron apron worn by kid falls on the floor during show, gag for "Baking a Cake"
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 12
Arthur Setterington Total Surprise two dice are rolled and put into a tube, performer reveals total of hidden numbers
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 13
Arthur Setterington Poor Man's Coins in Glass three coins vanish and appear one by on in jar with screw top, covered with a tube
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 14
Arthur Setterington Pretty as a Picture picture formed with silks, produced from a Drawer Box
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 16
Arthur Setterington Message Most Mysterious writing appears on paper, signed on both sides in a circle
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 17
Arthur Setterington The Indian Vase vase with hole in the bottom and the top
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 19
Arthur Setterington Living Flame words written on a paper are torn out, one is selected and rest burnt in fire, chosen word is divined
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 22
Arthur Setterington The Pincushion Production Box production box which is pierced with wooden rods first
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 26
Arthur Setterington Below Deck card penetrates close up pad
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 29
Arthur Setterington Chinese Rope Routine story routine about Confucius and a magician
  • appearance of a knot
  • one handed knot
  • dissolving and appearing knots
  • to "dissolve" a knot
  • to make two knots appear
  • the appearance of two knots
  • to tie a knot in a rope without letting go of the ends of the rope
  • to cause a number of knots to appear
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 31
Arthur Setterington 20th Century Matchboxes several matchboxes, matches from one matchbox travel into an empty matchbox
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 40
Arthur Setterington All Hallows Eve spooky presentation, word chosen from a book appears on picture in a frame
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 43
Arthur Setterington Walking through a Sheet of Metal wooden box, assistant walks through sheet of metal
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 46
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Straight Line Mysteries by Arthur Setterington
brief
Jan. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 3) 582
Arthur Setterington Disc-O bottle tops assembly, through table and two in the hand one in the pocket, with chinese coin finale
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3) 30
Arthur Setterington Chop-Coin two coins are wrapped in a bill, which is hold in place by a bulldog clip and a chopstick, one coin vanishes
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 94
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Off Beat Mentalism by Arthur Setterington 1975 Interlocutor (Issue 2) 6
Arthur Setterington Headline Hit live headline prediction, by tearing a newspaper and selecting a piece
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8) 241
Arthur Setterington Animal Magic one of five animal cards is selected and divined, in the end a kettle appears
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8) 382
Arthur Setterington Diception ball vanishes in a tube between two dice
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 408
Arthur Setterington Take Three Plus One take vanish
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 6) 535
Arthur Setterington Whodunit? detective trick, cards reveal murder, motive and weapon
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 568
Arthur Setterington Tube-Off plastic tube is threaded on a rubber band and penetrates it under a handkerchief
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 583
Arthur Setterington Thanks for the Memory
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 3) 655
Arthur Setterington Oldfinger card is found under a dead gambler's finger in a box
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 773
Arthur Setterington Back Hander coin on arm catching, last coin disappears
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 878
Arthur Setterington Sandwich Escape saturation of a bill between two stapled business cards
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11) 942
Arthur Setterington Thimble Finger "Here are a couple of gags which create a great deal of amusement and surprise especially amongst the ladies."
mummified finger in box
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1051
Arthur Setterington What's in a Name? blank cards, performer and spectator sign one each, they're stabbed next to each other behind back by performer
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 992
Arthur Setterington Getaway
Also published here
  • "Getaway" (Arthur Setterington, New Pentagram, May 1970)
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1368
Arthur Setterington The Square Deal No. 24, 3x3 layout with twelve cards, center cards added give forced number, card at this position predicted
Related to 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 43
Justin Higham Square-Rigged Ace through Queen mixed and dealt in 3x3 square formation by spectator, center cards added and used to count to selection, credit information
Inspired by
  • "Exit" (Stephen Tucker, Abra #2164, July 18th 1987)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Precursor #23, May 1989
1999 Arcardia 95
Luis H. Trueba La Historia del Anciano Mago packet trick, cards with vampires and coffins, chosen vampire found transformed
Inspired by
  • Arthur Setterington's "Find the Vampire" in "New Pentagram", February, 1980.
2003 Magia y Dramagia 193