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Stanley Collins The Spider pips of card vanish and appear on paper, pip eating spider
Related to 1915 Original Magical Creations 67
Billy McComb William Passes On Some Tips on thumb tips, on using milk, on the appearing cane, how to remove paint
1947 The First Book of William 36
Billy McComb Assorted Gaglets of the William Brand gags with, thimbles, a mouse trap, a spring snake, with ropes, hair, light bulbs, coffee beans, diminishing cards, cracking a spectator's arm, dead rat
Variations 1947 The First Book of William 37
Billy McComb William's Poker Hand Trick several hands are dealt one hand is chosen it's a royal flush
1947 The First Book of William 39
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite
1947 The First Book of William 42
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Table table lift, with ring, then legs fall off and when the table top is shown, the hand stuck to it apparently cut off from the arm
Related to 1947 The First Book of William 44
Billy McComb William's Floating Ball Routine comedy routine on stage, ball is floating up and down and finally vanishes in a box, with assistant
1947 The First Book of William 46
Billy McComb William Turns Gravity Upside Down board on two trestles with three bricks on top, trestles are removed and the rest floats, then board, lowermost and middle brick are removed one by one, still suspended in the air
1947 The First Book of William 49
Louis Tannen Canny Cane! opening, table with cane and hat, gloves are thrown in the air and they come down with small parachutes, then the cain is put into the hat, where it vanishes
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 529
Billy McComb Preface
1947 The First Book of William 7
Billy McComb Biographical Note
1947 The First Book of William 8
Billy McComb William's Torn and Restored Newspaper Presentation presenting the effect on stage, with stage light
1947 The First Book of William 11
Billy McComb William's Bicycle Tyre tire is emptied and blown up again
1947 The First Book of William 12
Billy McComb William's Ice Cream Production cup filled with confetti changes into ice cream
1947 The First Book of William 14
Billy McComb More About Ice Cream four more ideas with ice cream tricks
1947 The First Book of William 16
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Fez performer wears a fez, cuckoo on springs comes out with the selection
1947 The First Book of William 17
Billy McComb William's New Glove Opening gloves are thrown into the air, small parachute opens and they float slowly down
Related to 1947 The First Book of William 20
Billy McComb William "discovers" "Multicore" Solder two ideas with a special wire
  • bending flower
  • gag with tie
1947 The First Book of William 22
Billy McComb William's Attache Case Production object appear from empty case
1947 The First Book of William 24
Billy McComb William's Invisible Paint brush on paper, picture is made without using paint
1947 The First Book of William 26
Billy McComb William on the Subject of "Stung" sucker trick, card apparently vanished in trousers, version of Stung
1947 The First Book of William 28
Billy McComb William's Invisible Pipe smoking thumb
1947 The First Book of William 30
Billy McComb William's Hot Book flames from a book
Related to 1947 The First Book of William 32
Billy McComb William's Comedy Card Flight spectator on stage puts card in stand, card vanishes and appears in envelope, everybody sees how it works except spectator on stage, paper balls over head type
1947 The First Book of William 34
Maurice Howarth Tarantula pips from four card vanish step by step and appear on strip of paper
Related to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 290) 1158
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on the New Living Card Stars , Ed Marlo, Charlie Miller, Paul LePaul, Francis Carlyle, Bill Simon, Dr. Jacob Daley, The Modern Magician, Channing Pollock, Cardini, Billy McComb, James B. Findlay, Willane
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 328) 123
Laurie Ireland Our Magician of the Yearbook - Billy Mc Comb on Billy McComb, pictures of Peter Warlock, Kalanag, June McComb, Elizabeth Warlock
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 3
Billy McComb An Act for a Lazy Magician complete act
  • Ring on Stick
  • Card through Handkerchief
  • Anti-Gravity Glasses
  • Bill in Cigarette
  • Transformation of Handkerchief ("The End" appears)
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 4
Eusapia Palladino (17) The Palladino Table Lift one person table lift, with ring
Related to 1959 Mediumistic Stunts 289
Don Tanner The Back Room on credits of the U.F Grant tricks in #351, Jay Marshall, Stewart James, Billy McComb, Don Lawton
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 238
Eugene Gloye, Billy McComb Surprise Prediction McCombical Prediction variation, with slate
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 253
Don Tanner The Back Room on Midwest Magic Jubilee, Jay and Frances Marshall, Billy McComb, Sorcar, Milbourne Christopher, John Scarne, Danny Johnson
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 274
Don Tanner The Back Room on Billy McComb, Milbourne Christopher
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 354) 246
Dai Vernon Slow Motion Card Vanish thumbnail clip
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 103
Billy McComb Again They Rise Deck of cards dropped into newspaper, three selections rise out of newspaper
1968 Newspaper Magic 81
Alton Sharpe, Billy McComb Blank Surprise all cards become blank except selection
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 141
Billy McComb Introduction
1972 I Did It My Way 1
Billy McComb Cut 'N Gone Rope rope is coiled up in hand and ends are cut, rope vanishes
1972 I Did It My Way 1
Billy McComb The Williamised Spider pips from deck vanish and appear on napkin
Related to 1972 I Did It My Way 2
Billy McComb, George Lawrence The Torn and Restored Airmail
Related to 1972 I Did It My Way 4
Billy McComb The Comedy Letter - For T & R Airmail Letter
Related to 1972 I Did It My Way 5
Billy McComb Auntie Gwendoline sucker ending for torn and restored letter
1972 I Did It My Way 6
Billy McComb Eye-Level, One-Man Card Vanish gimmick, similar to Vernon
Related to 1972 I Did It My Way 6
Billy McComb A Variation on a Theme spectator holds a ribbon over his head, a ring hangs in the middle, ring is removed from ribbon without spectator knowing how it works, paper balls over the head effect, clippo
1972 I Did It My Way 8
Billy McComb The Seven-Cornered Hanky
1972 I Did It My Way 9
Billy McComb The Magician's Rabbit Does a Trick in a box, apparently rabbit does the trick
1972 I Did It My Way 11
Billy McComb The Card in the Cigarette
1972 I Did It My Way 13
Billy McComb, Ken De Courcy Uncle's Will Slates messages appear on slates, comedy
1972 I Did It My Way 13
Billy McComb The Five Rings of William brief
Related to
  • "McComb's Magic"
1972 I Did It My Way 15
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on FISM Vienna, Billy McComb, Wittus Witt, Gerard Majax, Obie O'Brien, Trevor Lewis, Paul Stone
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 308
Tommy Wonder, Billy McComb, Stanley Collins The Pip-Eating Spider published under "Jos Bema"
Related to 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10) 272
Billy McComb Coin to Bottle with folding coin index
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 138
Billy McComb (reviewer) What they said about "the other book" by Karrell Fox by Karrell Fox 1979 Another Book 293
Paul Fleming (reviewer) The First Book of William by Billy McComb 1979 The Paul Fleming Book Reviews — Volume III 69
Billy McComb (reviewer) What they said about "the other book" by Karrell Fox by Karrell Fox 1979 Another Book 145
Larry Becker PSI-Stebbins shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted, jumbo cards
Inspired by
  • Ken de Courcy's and Billy McComb's "Cabaret Card Divination"
Related to
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 7
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on FISM Brussels, Al Goshman, Hugh Riley, Mike Caldwell, Billy McComb, Pete Biro, Larry Jennings, James Findlay, Sothebys Findlay auction, Mario Carrandi, Horace Goldin, Magic in Films, Dai Vernon, John Ramsay, Roy Walton
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 697
Unknown Cambridge Close-Up on Billy McComb, Mark Leveridge, Vic Allen, Roger Crosthwaite
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11) 941
Billy McComb Powers of Mind two decks, performer and spectator cut to same card
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 266) 1327
Billy McComb, Hubert Lambert A Deception From Dublin
1980 Al Leech's Legacy 124
Thomas Alan Waters Pyrotica with three books
Related to 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 711
Billy McComb Foreword
1986 For My Next Trick... 8
Billy McComb Introduction
1986 Seabrooke's Book 11
John Holland (reviewer) The Professional Touch by Billy McComb 1987 Epoptica (Issue 12) 557
Karrell Fox Dedication to Billy McComb
1991 Goodies 4
Billy McComb Roy Roth's "Fastest Wallet in the West" (of Wales)
1991 Card to Wallet 49
Van Abernathy Chute deck encircled with rubber band, signed selection floats down attached to small parachute
Related to 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 46) 834
Billy McComb, Roy Roth Billy McComb's Routine for Roy Roth's "Fastest Wallet in the West" (of Wales) credit card to wallet
1992 Magic with Credit Cards 39
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Robert-Houdin, presentation, Billy McComb anecdote
1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 27
Tommy Wonder, Stanley Collins, Billy McComb The Pip-Eating Spider pips of pip card vanish until only indices are left
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 157
Ted Lesley, Mark Garetz The Editors Write on Billy McComb, KISS
1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Billy McComb The Seven-Cornered Handkerchief performer proves that a silk has seven corner by tying them in pairs
Inspired by
  • Hatton & Plate's "Magicians' Tricks and How They Are Done"
  • Stanyon's Magic, August 1913, Vol. 13 No. 11
Related to
1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 6) 1
Billy McComb The Knot
1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 6) 3
Billy McComb At Homb with McComb - Sympathetic Silks
1997 Virtual Foolery 19
Ted Lesley The Editor Writes on the death of Karrell Fox, Billy McComb, Roger Klause
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Charlie Miller A Left-Handed Hank Has Seven Corners performer proves that a silk has seven corner by tying them in pairs
Related to 2001 Left-Handed Hank 11
Karl Fulves Odd Man Out "was your card an odd card?", it is odd-backed and rest is blank, force
Inspired by
  • Billy McComb effect (The Wizard, July 1947)
Related to
2001 New Card Controls 112
Michael Bailey The Aerial Vanish Billy McComb anecdote
Also published here
  • The Magic Circular, 1955
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 266
Billy McComb Crandall Was A Character
Also published here
  • Magic, Nov. 2005
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 466
Patrick Page Multiple Revelations six different ways of divination when multiple cards are selected
1. bunch of cards as divined
2. bunch of cards are distributed to several people, cards are divined
3. bunch of card is divined plus an unknown card in pocket
4. selection in bunch of cards is divined
5. prediction of last card of bunch of cards which is turned over (Billy McComb, Ken de Courcy)
6. cards in envelopes are divined
Related to
  • Ken de Courcy's and Billy McComb's "Cabaret Card Divination"
2011 Magic Page by Page 88
Billy McComb, Patrick Page Billy's Thimble while doing a thimble routine, an extra finger appears
Inspired by 2011 Magic Page by Page 291
Roberto Giobbi, Billy McComb, Ken De Courcy Card Call "Cabaret ard Divination" of a bunch of cards, last card predicted in letter
Related to 2016 Standup Card Magic 105