Category Archives: Close-Up Magic

Ganson Color Changing Penknife

Ganson’s Colour Changing Penknife

The Colour Changing Knife is a familiar effect to most magicians. This is Lewis Ganson’s routine for this classic effect, and has been described by him in detail in Volume II of his Complete Routined Manipulation. A white penknife changes to red, then blue, then red and white stripes and finally multicoloured candy stripes. The […]

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Ghostly Impressions

Ghostly Impressions

This is a very novel revelation of a “selected” card. This model in the form of a playing card is more appropriate and logical than other similar “spirit glass” effects. The performer displays a clear glass “playing card” – that he claims can trap thought impressions, or the “ghost of a selected card” ! A card is […]

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Striptease Photo frame

Striptease Photo Frame

A saucy pocket effect, with an unexpected climax. Though not for all audiences, there is nothing to offend anyone’s taste. It’s a small (2″ square”) frame, with the picture of the performer’s dream girl. He shows the frame on both sides, his hands clearly empty, them passes one hand over the picture and wipes away […]

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Rattle Box

Rattle Box

The performer drops a borrowed and marked coin into a small wooden box. The box is wrapped in a handkerchief, and given to a spectator to hold. The spectator can hear his coin rattling inside the box, proving the coin is still there. With a snap of his fingers, performer causes the coin to vanish. […]

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pick a color stick

Pick A Colour Stick

This is a cute pocket trick and the effect is similar to the Hot Rod. A small stick is shown that has six different colours on both sides. Someone chooses a colour. The stick is passed through the performer’s fist and the entire stick has now changed to the chosen colour. The stick is again […]

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Bill Appear

Performer displays a clear envelope. Two playing cards are shown on both sides and placed, one behind and one above the transparent envelope. The performer now reaches into the clear envelope and removes a folded currency bill (any denomination bill you wish) which has magically appeared inside the transparent envelope. The cards, envelope and bill […]

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Super Mental Die

Super Mental Die

Effect : A solid metal die is place in an opaque metal box, and handed to the performer behind his back. The performer reveals the number on top of the die. Although similar to items like Color Vision in effect, this is miles ahead in method – the performer does not bring the box to […]

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Jumping Stud

This is a paddle effect with three different changes, but involves no sliding or moving parts, shells, magnets or gimmicks. A quality close-up prop, the Paddle (Rod) is laser cut from thick acrylic sheet with rounded corners, and electroplated steel balls for the “studs”. The apparatus is supplied to you in a leatherette carry pouch […]

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pencil thru borrowed bill

Pencil Through Borrowed Bill

This effect has become a very popular one with Magicians, ever since David Copperfield presented it on one of his TV. spectaculars. It is the visual, and incredible penetration of a borrowed note or bill, by an ordinary pencil, with everything performed in front of their eyes. In effect the performer borrows a note. This […]

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Phantom Disk

Phantom Disk

The magician ask a spectator to select a card from a deck. He displays two disks, and places one disk on top of the other and holds them between his fingers. The spectator is asked to glare at the screen, which at that time is completely black. Spectator is asked to keep glaring at the […]

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