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Clippo is the marketed name for a cut and restored paper effect by Will De Seive (William H. Wilson) around 1937 (as seen in Thayer advertising in Genii).

The method Will De Seive used was created by Joseph J. Kolar in 1927 for a trick called "Kolar's Magic Shears" that was marketed by Floyd Thayer and discussed in December 1927 issue of the Sphinx.

The name, Clippo, has become known for the effect and the method, which can be used with paper money, newspaper, ribbons and envelopes. The effect has been marketed under various names, including Clip-It, Clipper and Scissoring Caesar's.



  • "Clippo" by Max Maven in the Summer 2014 issue of Gibecière, Vol. 9, No. 2, p. 83.
  • Conjuring Credits' article on paper:clippo