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Archie Byford’s Living and Dead Test

Using six people in the audience, the names of five living and one dead person are written on separate slips of paper. Each piece of paper is crumpled up. When your helper smooths our the pieces of paper and reads out the written names, the performer is able to reveal the name of the dead person. The plot of this trick can spook certain people in the audience and, for many audiences, its use cannot be recommended. Complete with instructions. The trick consists of a paper pad and instructions. A Davenport advertisement is also illustrated.

Item Details

Size Paper pad is 85 x 130 x 5mm.
Date Mid 20th century.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N2884