136 entries in Paper / Envelopes / Switching the Envelope
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Spirit Envelope three selections, slip of paper with their names appears in previously empty envelope
Variations 1897 173
Two Vanished Handkerchiefs Reproduced from a Nest of Three Envelopes spectator seals nest of envelope, two handkerchiefs vanish and reappear inside, one in each, loading envelopes behind and taking out inner envelope from behind
1903 294
Das mysteriöse Couvert envelope hangs on stage, answers to questions appear inside, switch on tray, black art
Nov. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11)
172
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Telepathisches Kontrollsystem. No. 16, playing card is selected and placed inside a book, on blank piece of paper sealed inside an envelope, name of card and page number appears
1926 54
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Rätselhafte Vorausbestimmung prediction in envelope, envelope switched with chair servante
1930 52
Theodore Annemann The Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
VariationsAlso published here June 1935
The Jinx (Issue 9)
34
e. Change of Envelope, Containing a Bill, by Sleight of Hand bottom change with envelope, stack of envelopes in left hand
1937 12
f. Switching An Envelope Containing A Bill with easel
1937 15
g. Envelope and Blotting Paper envelope is switched and initialed
1937 15
Envelope Switch with stack of envelopes
1937 4
Franklin M. Chapman Cocktail Pix cocktail picks with different colors are put in four envelopes, colors are divined behind back
Oct. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 4)
2
Al Baker Nested Envelopes Switch
Nov. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 67)
465
Envelope Switch double lift
1939 6
Eddie Clever Master of Will three cards in three envelopes, same cards are selected from other deck and were predicted
Dec. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 6)
1
Envelope Switch flapless with stack of envelopes, similar to Alan Shaxon's envelope switch
1939
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4)
18
E. D. Wolff Astral Ad ads cut out of newspaper put in envelope, one chosen and word in it chosen, divined
Also published here Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 78)
509
Dr. Richard Rowe Envelopes Switch using tablet
1940 44
Envelope Switch flapless, with stack of envelopes
1941 30
Alban's L'écriture de la parole named words appear on paper in envelope, presentation apparently using modern technique, wires etc.
June 1941 7
Al Baker The Flapless Envelope Switch "Baker Method"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 26
James F. Herpick Envelope Switch
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 17)
74
Theodore Annemann Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
Also published here 1944 148
E. D. Wolff The Astral Ad ads cut out of newspaper put in envelope, one chosen and word in it chosen, divined
Also published here 1944 165
Fredric Kolb Envelope Switch and Peek
1945 10
Envelope Switch flap removed, similar to Alan Shaxon's envelope switch
1945 42
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley It's A Small World spectator marks any place on a globe, prediction, envelope switch behind chair
Related toVariations 1947 9
George G. Kaplan Envelope Switch
1948 115
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes, Q&A routine application
VariationsAlso published here 1949 40
Flapless Envelope Switch
1951 13
Don Tanner Trio Plus One four selections in four envelopes, fifth card torn and pieces put in fifth envelope, when spectators open their envelopes they find a piece and the selections are all together in the fifth envelope
Aug. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 288)
1151
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Phantom Sticker envelope switch, method to transfer sticker from envelope to envelope
1954 131
Gustl Schieb Mein Tituba Trick pegasus page from chosen magazine, to nest of envelopes which were checked before
1955
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 3)
300
Amazing James Randi Deliver the Billets getting billets with envelope switch, window envelope, Q&A routine application
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
13
Tony Corinda (10) The Switch and the Force general comments, envelope, billet and cards
1958 95
Tony Corinda The Bare Hand Envelope Switch switching two visible envelopes, one for the other
1958 97
Tony Corinda (7) Switching of Envelopes
1959 347
Dr. William Weyeneth Der Hosenträger switching envelopes, suspenders
1960
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 21 No. 4&5)
983
Edward Victor Papperclipped Envelope Switch
1967 259
Tony Cole Duo Flight three blank cards, geometric shape drawn on center one and those placed in envelope, same procedure with written name and second envelope, transposition, gaffed envelopes, see also p. 402 for suggestion by Robert Byrne
Dec. 1970 389
Paul Siegel Envelope Switch
1972 17
Al Baker Al Baker's Initially, Envelope In Cut Envelope Switch No. 623
Related to 1972 174
Roy Johnson Cookhill a la O.T.L.!!! card transposition in signed envelopes
Related to 1973
Magick (Issue 74)
367
Al Mann The Griffin Envelope Switch switching two signed envelopes secretly with stack, used for prediction in which spectator's billet is used as actual prediction
June 1974 741
Al Mann Instant Mindreader
June 1974 744
Barrie Richardson Thoughts In Transit spectator draws a figure and a number, both are sealed in envelopes, magician reveals both and the original also travel into an other envelope
May 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9)
260
Al Mann The Mounds of Ishtar four cards selected and put in four envelopes are divined, flap envelope
1976 17
Roy Johnson 3rd Dimensional - A Banknote Switch for One Ahead Routines
Inspired byRelated to 1976 17
Al Mann The Voice from the Abyss chosen card or word appears on a blank paper sealed in a signed envelope, Abyss envelope
1977 7
Al Mann The Legal Tenders serial number is divined, with Abyss envelope
1977 8
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger The Ghost of the Unborn two envelopes predicting a three-letter and a five-letter word, spectator can chose one and a word from a book, word is predicted in envelope, in other envelope is prediction of a word that was not chosen and of the length of word that will be chosen
1977 1
Erwin Schussel Sonic Sight spectator seals bill in envelope before the show
1977
Magick (Issue 194)
969
Roy Johnson Flawless envelope switch with stack
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1977 24
Alan Shaxon Flapless - with a Flap - Shaxon with stack of envelopes
Also published here 1977 27
Mike Gancia Colour in View item written on card and sealed in envelope is secretly read
Related to 1977 29
Al Mann, Mr. Zodiac A Bonus - Through the Threshold spectator writes question on a business card, which is then sealed, question is divined / answered
Related to 1978 21
Al Mann The Circean Vessels flapless envelope switch, same as Shaxon envelope switch
1978 22
C. L. Boarde By the Numbers - Variation B numbers written on papers are placed inside envelopes to chose a page, flapless envelope switch, range
1978 93
Karrell Fox "Pro"-Diction prediction envelope switched with newspaper
1979 157
Roy Johnson Third Dimensional borrowed bill in envelope, number divined
Related to 1979 40
Willy "Tex Williams" Peter Der Austauschumschlag
1980
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 1)
16
Bruce Bernstein Three Way Prediction word, number and city are written on billet, using envelopes
Inspired byAlso published here 1981 52
Al Mann The Essence of Thought Q&A with one sitter, with envelopes
Inspired by 1982 1
Al Mann The Circean Vessels flapless envelope switch
1982 2
Al Mann Threshold Three one person reading, knowing what is written on card, spectator gets two envelopes one with his card and one with message from performer, with variation
Inspired by
  • "The Threshold of Miracle" in "Sensational Mentalism, Part II"
1982 4
Switch with Stack of Envelope
1982 7
Joseph Dunninger A Medium at Work envelope switch for Q&A
1983 9
Al Mann Envelope Switch two versions
1983 10
Al Mann Destiny's Disciple question in envelope is answered, spectator gets envelope with prediction what he should do in the future
Related to Aug. 1983
Magick (Issue 322)
1607
Neil Somerville Color Wheel colored pieces of cardboard placed inside envelopes, spectator choses a color and finds envelope with matching color
July 1984
Magick (Issue 334)
1669
Robert Cassidy Final Version: The Three Envelope Test name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1984 25
Flapless Envelope Switch
1984 26
Robert Cassidy Postscript to the Three Envelope Test moveless version of Final Version: The Three Envelope Test
Related to 1984 33
Switching Stack flapless envelope, switching several in a row
1985 43
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Ulta-plus! Close-up Mental Act multi-phase routine
  • one of several bottle caps is chosen, matching beer is produced from jacket
  • name of person written on paper is burnt and divined by performer
  • chosen zodiac sign appears on boiled egg, inside the shell
  • chosen tune is heard from box, which is later to be shown empty
Variations Aug. 1987
Magick (Issue 394)
1967
James F. Herpick Envelope Switch
Also published here 1989 73
Alexander de Cova Der Mandragones Umschlag envelope in clear plastic bag used to switch items
Inspired by
  • "Perfect Match" (Larry White)
1992 83
Flapless Envelope Switch
Dec. 1992
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4)
15
Roy Johnson, Mark Leveridge Envelope Stack to switch something
Inspired by
  • "Flawless" (Roy Johnson, Third Dimension)
1992 8
Envelope Switch with stack of envelopes
1992 44
Flapless Envelope Addition
June 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 10)
23
Richard Mark Into the Fourth Dimension three envelope test, name, hobby and zodiac sign, symbol duplication as finale
Sep. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 3)
1
Richard Mark Shaxon Flap Variation
Sep. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 3)
1
Zen's Envelope Switch flapless type
1993 46
Gary Dudash Dot-Dash Dudash (Less Is Morse) five envelopes on rod, using Dudash Envelope Switcher
Related to Mar. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 9)
13
Gary Dudash The Dudash Envelope Switcher envelope is placed inside sleeve and switches, similar to Switcheroo
Related to Apr. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 10)
12
Basil Horwitz Fingertip Prediction three blue-backed cards are sealed in an envelope, three red-backed card chosen by spectators, they match
1994 55
Alan Shaxon Shaxon Envelope
1994 55
Rudolf Braunmüller Der Umschlag-Stapel-Austausch about switching with a stack of envelopes, see following items
July 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4 & 5)
186
Roy Johnson Der Tadellos-Umschlag with stack of envelopes
Also published here July 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4 & 5)
186
Alan Shaxon Die Alan Shaxon Verbesserung with stack of envelopes
Also published here July 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4 & 5)
188
Mike Gancia Der Info-Umschlag with stack of envelopes
Related to July 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4 & 5)
189
Ronald B. Edwards Der Schnell-Umtausch with stack of envelopes
July 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4 & 5)
191
George G. Kaplan Der Groß-Umschlag switching method for large envelopes
Nov. 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 1)
20
Jim Steinmeyer Headline Prediction
  • Conjuring
a small chest is mailed in advance
Related to Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
47
Jim Steinmeyer Headline Prediction: The Sequel
  • Conjuring
two more prediction chests
Related to Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
53
Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined, technical variation of routine in The Art of Mentalism
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1995 21
Marv Long Red Roses Just For You several envelopes are distributed to several people, one is chosen and person puts envelope in box, content envelope is the only odd one "Roses for you", billet box
Mar. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 9)
1
Basil Horwitz Ultimate Challenge Thought and Clairvoyance spectator writes date of birth, favorite color and hobby on card and selects a card with a word, all is divined by performer, envelope switch
Related to 1997 38
Lee Earle The "X" Cards divination of information of two credit cards, both sealed in envelopes
Inspired by 1997
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 5)
285
Bruce Bernstein Impossible Bank Night before the show, bill is signed and placed inside envelope, spectator hands stack of envelopes during show and all but one are burnt
Also published here 1997 8
Richard Mark Mental Credit spectator's credit card in envelope changes places with performer's credit card in envelope
Variations 2000 21
Richard Mark Envelope Switch similar to Flapless Envelope Switch
2000 21
Darwin Ortiz Envelope Switch Himber Wallet
2002 204
Andy Nyman The Wet Headline Scenario! envelope switching anecdote
Related toAlso published here 2002 19
Al Baker The Flapless Envelope Switch "Baker Method"
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
164
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes, Q&A routine application
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic)
306
Neil Tobin, Larry Becker, Ted Lesley The Big Game bill is located among several envelopes and serial number is divined, using the Teleport Envelope
Inspired by 2003 23
Barrie Richardson Guess What?
  • From My Thoughts
phone number and name and personal information written and put in envelope, all divined
June 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 6)
72
Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined, technical variation of routine in The Art of Mentalism
Related toAlso published here 2004 27
Wonder Man Fred Headline Prediction oder Headline Production on the headline prediction, sent by mail
  • Die massgeblichen Kriterien
  • Die Herstellung gleicher Umschläge
  • Der Austausch
2004 289
Jon Allen Thought-of Card in Envelope bill seen in window envelope, later it is "thought-of" card
2009 89
Jim Steinmeyer Flapless Envelope Switch
July 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 7)
18
Andy Nyman The Wet Headline Scenario! envelope switching anecdote
Also published here 2010 132
Wolfgang Moser Kuvertaustausch envelope switch, using the "trouser-leg-servante"
2011 31
Barrie Richardson Envelope Switch palm switch
2011 10
Barrie Richardson Daley's Delight Switch Variation with envelopes
2011 191
Jim Steinmeyer Your Act in Review
  • Conjuring
prediction in nest of envelope
Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
34
Bruce Bernstein Taboo Envelopes
2012 4
Bruce Bernstein Construction of the Taboo Envelopes
2012 14
Bruce Bernstein Three Way Prediction word, number and city are written on billet, using envelopes
Also published here 2012 48
Bruce Bernstein Impossible Bank Night before the show, bill is signed and placed inside envelope, spectator hands stack of envelopes during show and all but one are burnt
Also published here 2012 83
Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test - The Inside Dope billets in envelopes
2013 166
Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test 1982 name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined
Also published here 2013 385
Flapless Envelope Switch
2013 387
Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test 1996 name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined, technical variation of routine in The Art of Mentalism
Also published here 2013 391
Robert Cassidy The Pocket Dump 1988 pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined
  • How to Make a Shaxon Flap Envelope
2013 401
Alexander de Cova Shaxon-Umschlag II with stack of envelopes à la Alan Shaxon
Also published here Feb. 2013 19
Colin McLeod Devil-May-Care mailed prediction contains two envelopes, one predicts which one spectator will select and the other predicts first couple of word of newspaper
Inspired by 2014 148
Alan Shaxon, Alexander de Cova Der Austausch nach Alan Shaxon
2015 95
Alexander de Cova Shaxon-Umschlag II with stack of envelopes à la Alan Shaxon
Also published here 2015 269
Alexander de Cova Die Vorhersage on the envelope switch behind the back of a chair for a prediction (Okito)
Also published here 2016 55
Eric C. Lewis Improved Zens Envelope Switch
Also published here
  • A Choice of Miracles, Eric Lewis, 1980
Jan. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 1)
35
Luke Jermay Flapless Window Envelope modified construction
2019 18
Andy Nyman The pass under switch
2020 19
Richard Mark Psychometric Fourth Dimension three envelopes with a name from the past, a current activity and a astrological symbol are prepared by spectator before the show, performer knows which envelope contains which information and also what it is
35 20
Basil Horwitz, Richard Mark Envelope Switching Method based on Shaxon Flap
35 21