50 entries in Paper / Envelopes / Window Envelope
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate
VariationsAlso published here 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 22
Theodore Annemann The Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
VariationsAlso published here 1935 The Jinx (Issue 9) 34
Robert Parrish A Slate-Writing Method card and name of dead person appear on slate
1937 You'd be Surprised 18
James G. Thompson Jr. Who Killed Mr. X? written name is divined with story presentation
Also published here 1938 The Jinx (Issue 43) 291
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate
Also published here 1939 The Jinx (Issue 63) 446
Oscar Weigle, Robert Parrish Comedy "Color-Changing" Slate "black cats at midnight", "white swans in snowstorm" appear on slate
1939 Do That Again! 23
Theodore Annemann Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 148
James G. Thompson Jr. Who Killed Mr. X written name is divined with story presentation
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 162
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 175
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Open Window divination of a city, written on paper and sealed in envelope
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 90
George B. Anderson Getting the Impression questions are written on paper and put into envelopes, after the questions have been answered the envelopes are burnt in a bowl
Variations 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 15
C. E. Young The Invisible Window special design for window envelope, peek
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 26
Gene "Phantini" Grant Challenge Dollar Bill Test bill in envelope and between slates, still performer divines serial number
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 10
Theodore Annemann (b) The Window Envelope in combination with a swami
1958 The Swami Gimmick 12
Tony Corinda (e) Preparation of the Prediction for window envelopes and other swami predictions
1958 The Swami Gimmick 13
Tony Corinda No. 14. The Week Ahead Prediction window envelope in second envelope, sent prediction
1958 The Swami Gimmick 21
Tony Corinda (3) The Window Envelope
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 345
Howard A. Adams Tenvelopes three digit numbers are divined, with small envelopes
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 367) 295
Alan Shaxon In Person! MC trick, a name is chosen from a booklet containing artists as well as his telephone number, the number appears on a slate, the picture of the artist in a frame and the artist performs next, forcing the artist
1970 My Kind of Magic 70
Charles Cameron Shrieking Skull of Kabbalah one question is answered with Tarot cards and a skull, question written down on business card
1972 Magick (Issue 49) 241
Charles "Cicardi" Scott The Mimic Brain prediction of color, city, and number, on one card, spectator's card in envelope
1972 Magick (Issue 65) 321
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Spirit Behind the Wheel prediction of a number miniature roulette wheel, business card in envelope
1973 Magick (Issue 72) 357
Barrie Richardson From A Mentalist's Notebook ideas on mentalism, Q&A, nail writer
June 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10) 265
Thomas Alan Waters Beyond Chance spectator's question on business card changes into answer, in nest of envelopes
1976 Magick (Issue 168) 839
Burling Hull Complete Mind Reading Acts and Systems for Club, Banquet and Parlor
  • Burling Hull Sealed Message Reading Pyramid
  • "Mind Devination"
  • Puhl's "Sealed Letter Reading Supreme"
  • "The Unique Question Reading Act"
  • The Stylus and Envelope Method
  • The Hull-Poole Try Reading Method
  • The Envelope Package Reading Idea
  • The Book Reading Device
  • Gysels Envelope Pile Method
  • The Burling Hull Sheet Readings
  • "Reado Method" Sealed Readings
  • "The Famous $25.00 Sealed Letter Test"
  • The Burling Hull Improved Letter Test
  • The Fay Readings
  • Burling Hull's Club Stationary - Crystal Gazing Act
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 143
Richard Mark Sealed alternate type of window envelope
1977 Magick (Issue 183) 912
Larry Becker Some Total sum prediction in envelope, close-up and stage versions
Inspired by
  • Will Dexter's "Computer Mind" in "Feature Magic for Mentalists" p. 113
Related toVariations
1978 World of Super Mentalism 11
Larry Becker Card Flash number is formed, card in the deck at the number predicted in envelope
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 207
Henry H. Fields The Rose prediction of a name, presentation
1980 Magick (Issue 257) 1281
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Peg O'Mind spectator solves puzzle, prediction of ending
1981 Magick (Issue 280) 1399
Joseph Dunninger Simplicity Itself Method 7 (window envelope)
1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 13
Al Mann Note: The Window Envelope brief history of the window envelope
1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 14
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Ultra Prediction name of city predicted in envelope
1984 The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 4
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Psi-Kazoo different colored Kazoo (instruments), chosen one is predicted in envelope, humorous routine
Nov. 1984 Magick (Issue 342) 1709
Thomas Alan Waters Swindow presentation and method for a prediction sent to a member of the audience beforehand
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 728
Fredric Kolb Insight three pieces of information are written down and placed inside envelopes, divination by performer
Inspired by
  • Annemann's Fourth Dimensional Telepathy
June 1985 Magick (Issue 352) 1757
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Strange Powers question written on business card, then placed inside envelope and burnt, performer divines question and answer appears on palm using the ashes
Aug. 1986 Magick (Issue 376) 1877
Charles Reynolds Reynolds Rap: One prediction of rune stone in envelope
June 1988 Magick (Issue 406) 2027
Charles Reynolds Reynolds Rap: Two one of six colored dice is selected and one number chosen, prediction of color and number in envelope
July 1988 Magick (Issue 407) 2032
Paul Hallas Problematic pile is cut and placed in pocket, top card placed in another pocket, performer divines amount of cut cards and has identity of selection predicted
1990 Mental Mix 23
Bruce Rudolph Peek-a-Boo using a packet of envelopes
Nov. 1991 Magick (Issue 463) 2314
Diabelli Runen spectator draws a rune symbol on piece of paper which is then sealed in envelope, other spectator selects rune stone with same symbol
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 27
Larry Becker Terminal Psycho chosen ESP card inside envelope is divined
1992 Stunners! 235
Ed Loveland Envelope Fan-Fair divination of written down information in envelopes
Apr. 1993 Magick (Issue 487) 2435
Jack Yeager Tempus Fugit prediction of number and Tarot card, using imaginary dice to select number
June 1993 Magick (Issue 490) 2451
K. H. Fossgreen Minefild six cards with parts of a map, spectator marks x and seals cards in six envelopes, after envelopes are shuffled spectator finds his map again, map and x predicted by spectator
1996 Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 7) 201
James G. Thompson Jr. Der Gedankenfänger spectator thinks of an umbrella word, five spectators write down a word belonging to that category, performer divines category and gives words back to correct spectators
1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1) 33
Basil Horwitz Challenge Body Language Zodiac Test divination of a chosen zodiac, zodiac cards, one put in envelope
2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 5 17
Alexander de Cova Eine Routine mit den Geistertafeln name appears on slate from scrambled letters
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 2013 New Avantgarde Magic (Issue 11) 5
Alexander de Cova Die Geistertafeln name appears on slate from scrambled letters
Inspired byAlso published here 2015 Burners — Vol. 1 197