performer conveyed information to the medium seated behind him by causing bulbs concealed beneath the fabric of his coat to light up. Other, and simpler applications of the code may occur to readers — if so please let us know.
> *fred tobinson mKETFFQE
In the March/April 1977 issue three methods of vanishing a coin were described. I have been interested in the simplification of ^classic moves' for some time, and two of my favourites have been the 'Coin in the Paper and the French Drop'. Studying the latter it occurred to me that the only persons who hold a coin between the tips of the thumb and second finger by the edges are magicians, so I swept away all preconceived ideas and basic sleights, and tried to make the envanishment appear as natural as possible. Finally I came up with the following which I have used successfully for many years.
The performer shows a coin lying on his left palm. He picks it up with his right hand, blows on it, causing it to disappear. That's it.
Before going into details place a coin on the left palm near the roots of the fingers as shown in (1) and pick it up with the right hand fingers, which are closed, going in front of the coin obscuring it from the spectators view, and the thumb at the rear edge (2). Repeat this action a few times, closely observing what actually happens when the coin is really taken, noting particularly how the left hand turns and drops to the side of the body with its fingers curved inwards giving the hand a natural half-closed appearance.
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