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Werry's Matchbox Illusion

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Werry's Matchbox Illusion is a pocket trick in which a coin is vanished after placing in on a table inside a triangle composed of three wooden matches then briefly covered by a playing card and the matchbox.
Ad in Magigram circa 1993

It was first described, as "Meine Streichholzschachtel-Jllusion" in Werner Geissler's magic magazine Magische Welt (Vol 3, No.2, April 1954, page 34).

Rights were granted to Supreme Magic to sell and was pirated under many different names including Nifty Nickel, Ghostly Farthing, Well I Never (by Tannen), Astro Coin, and the Bermuda Triangle.[1] [2]

Diagram from Magische Welt (April 1954)


  1. George Blake's column in Magigram, April 1973