The Calostro Three Finger Shell

While discussing methods of stealing questions one day, the publisher of this monograph disclosed that he had invented an improvement on the thumb tip feke for stealing folded billets. The improvement consists of a metal shape, or shell, made to slip over the first three fingers of the right hand, and cover as far as the second joints. (See Fig. 7A). (Some might prefer the last three fingers.) The inventor suggests having this feke shaped over a mold of the performer's hand, so as to fit and...

The Double Envelope Switch

W e are indebted to a fellow magician for the following method which he is using with great success. Questions are written by the spectators on slips of paper which they then fold two or three times. No envelopes are passed out but the performer carries one or more envelopes (63 & size) with him in which to place the questions as they are collected. These envelopes are really the old trick double envelope known to magicians as the Bewitched Envelope, or the Magic Envelope. The preparation is...

Subtle Glimpse of Folded Billet

This method of ascertaining the contents of a genuine billet is subtle because of its very boldness. No one would suspect that the performer would do this bare faced deed, yet it is accomplished with the greatest ease. It can be done before small groups, but is best suited to audiences of thirty, forty, or more. We have witnessed a performance of this method, the billets, or slips of paper measuring about 2-3 4 x 23 4, or a trifle less. This particular performer used paper of a Golden Rod color...