Phoenix Match

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Postby TylerErickson » 06/21/11 12:55 AM

I'm trying to track down the creator of the Phoenix Match. This is a match you gaff to look burned, but will relight. It is in 101 Best Magic Tricks by Guy Frederick.

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Postby Philippe Billot » 06/21/11 04:59 AM

In Potter's Index, the first date is 1910 in Will Goldston's book More Tricks and Puzzles without Apparatus, entitled Lighting a Match Twice but there is no name of the creator and I can't cheek because i haven't this book.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 06/21/11 07:18 AM

In Abra during the 1960s, there are ads for a "Phoenix Match" by Alan Alan.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 06/21/11 07:31 AM

A version called "It Strikes Again" which describes how to make that gaff within "Martin Gardiner's Manuscript" column in the Jinx Winter Extra (1937-1938) on page 271.

It was credited as "A chap working in the Chicago Steel Mills invented this trick and passed it on to me."
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