Opening the tie is simply done by lifting the hook. As can be seen by the illustrations it is put around the load diagonally and point A Is brought over the top to center where the hook engages it. The Jinx wants to thank Mr. Fischer for allowing it to publish the secret both because of its practlblllty and simplicity.

HIGHER MAGIC: (Annemann)

I do not know who thought of putting a stamp on the ceiling, but I've never seen it In print. Many magicians do not even know of the effect and it has proven Itself to be a great advertising factor for me. It causes a lot of talk and although fairly easy to do, appears very difficult and skillful.

Use a half dollar and an ordinary stamp. Wet the stamp and then wet the coin on one side. Lay the stamp with moistened side up on the wet side of coin and hold it down for a few seconds with fingernail so that It sticks for the moment. Hold coin by edge between the right forefinger and thumb. Second finger is underneath. Now throw the coin to ceiling Judging the distance so that it will conect with force. The coin, however, Is spun by the forefinger so that it turns like a merry-go-round, instead of being flipped. This revolving will tend to keep the coin flatwise with ceiling where otherwise it could never be thrown with a certainty of hitting correctly. The moistening of coin which is my own thought, will keep the stamp from being skidded off by air currents. So much for that.

For a variation I have used foreign stamps (which can be purchased for a dime In foreign stamp packets) and because of their oddity they get more attention than domestic stamps. I've used stamps from India and after letting it be looked over, remarked that the stunt was taught me by a Hindu Juggler.

y best variation has been to have several domestic stamps on the back of which has been

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