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Sankey Panky

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Sankey Panky
AuthorRichard Kaufman
PublisherKaufman and Greenberg
Publication Date1986

Sankey Panky was Jay Sankey's first book on magic containing close up magic with cards, coins, and even balloons.

Reviewed in Genii 1989 June.


  • Page 13: Elastic Infiltration - A rubberband is wrapped around the the outside of a card box. The rubberband suddenly vanishes and is found wrapped around the deck inside the box.
  • Page 17: Please Don't Feed the Cards - A "trained" deck of cards gives a demonstration of its defenses and half the deck catches a card in between it from the other half which is dribbled to the table.
  • Page 23: Cartesian Coins - Four coins in a magical manner.
  • Page 29: Forgery - An "X" drawn on the back of a card is transported onto others cards and various places, multiplying itself on another surface to make two "X"s at the end.
  • Page 33: Mineral Withdrawal - An ungimmicked/gaffed production of four coins without the use of a table.
  • Page 37: Squiggle - A triple prediction in which a squiggle mark drawn randomly on the back of a card by a spectator is predicted.
  • Page 43: HPC-CPH No. 1 - A form of the Han Ping Chien with new applications.
  • Page 47: The Red Prediction - A "Red Hot Mamma" variation, where a signed card is predicted by an odd backed card with the word "Prediction" written on the back, then the signature flies onto the prediction card.
  • Page 51: Claustrophobic Coins - A copper/silver transposition with a climax of the coins appearing in a card case.
  • Page 57: Cluedo - An entire signed card routine based off the board game Clue.
  • page 63: HPC-CPH No. 2 - Another version of the first HPC-CPH.
  • Page 65: Underwraps - A marked quarter and a small coin purse change places several times ending with the marked quarter vanishing and reappearing inside the coin purse.
  • Page 69: Bill Fusion - Two borrow bills are crumpled up into balls become "fused" together", and when they are unraveled, they have formed one $2 bill.
  • Page 75: Invisible Companion - An ungaffed version of Dai Vernon's "Brainwave".
  • Page 81: Hot Cross - A coins across routine.
  • Page 85: Bridging the Gap - Coins in one hand magically pass through a clear tube they cannot fit in and pass to the other hand where they are normal and properly sized.
  • Page 91: Only In Self Defense - Cards are chosen by a spectator. An indifferent card is thrusted into the pack landing straight between the chosen one.
  • Page 95: The Copper Clutch - A routine done with Jay's HPC-CPH and a deck rubberbanded into a triangular formation in place of a cup.
  • Page 99: Floater - A sight gag where a full deck adheres itself to your index finger for a moment or two!
  • Page 103: Split Ends - A card stab routine where the stab card not only locates a chosen card but embeds itself in the layers of the card.
  • Page 109: The Money That Cannot Be Spent - A signed coin finds its way from the magician's hands back into the spectator's possession. It contains a method for obtaining a duplicate coin signed by a spectator.
  • Page 113: Memory Ink - A coin is signed by a spectator and the mark is shown to be wiped off onto a small piece of paper when it is not given time to dry. The paper is balled up and placed on top of the quarter. It is lit on fire and vanished in a flare of flame and light only to have the spectator's mark reappear on that very same coin.
  • Page 115: Melt Down - The foil wrapping of a deck of cards rewraps itself around the deck using a bit of heat.
  • Page 119: The Four Dimensional Coin - A coin is visibly pushed through the surface of a dollar bill.
  • Page 123: Down In Flames - A signed small sheet of paper that is signed is used to make a mini paper air plane. That plane is lit on fire only to reappear else where still with the spectator's signature.
  • Page 127: Hotfoot - An Ambitious Card routine done with two separate signed cards with a climax of fusing together into one card.
  • Page 133: Tightfisted In Italy - A routine based on a Michael Weber effect using small coin purses.
  • Page 137: Two For the Spice of One - A routine using salt and pepper shakers.
  • Page 139: Sound For Thought - A coins across routine using a special gimmick.
  • Page 143: Turn of the Century - A marked coin's date changes four times upon being spun around.
  • Page 147: Collect Me Not - A collectors routine where the cards vanish from your hands leaving only the three chosen cards, and reappear on the top of the deck.
  • Page 155: Tempus Fugitives - More magic based on the Revolution Count used in Collect Me Not.
  • Page 161: Change Under Pressure - An ungimmicked coin in balloon routine with almost no sleight of hand.
  • Page 165: The Cardboard Contortionists - Jay's torn and restored card routine done with two signed cards at once.
  • Page 175: The Visible Coin Assembly - A coin assembly where the coins skittle across the table joining other coins in other parts of the table.
  • Page 179: Airtight - The signed card in and out of balloon effect performed by David Copperfield on national television.
  • Page 185: The Cups Runneth Over - Jay's cups and balls routine involved cups and balls of all sizes.
  • "Page 199: Sankey's Last Word" - an essay
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