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Hans Trixer

Hans Trixer

(Dortmund, Germany: 26th July 1921 - 23rd September 1994)

Born Hans Eric Elsbach-Trixer, aka "Trixer" since 1938, and now his legally adopted surname. Learned magic in 1936 from Fischer's Das Wunderbuch der Zauberkunst. A Jew, he fled Germany to live in Holland 1939-52, except for period in Nazi concentration camps (where both parents died). Jeweler. Amateur close-up magician. 1949 Dutch Grand Prix. Invented glass "Soap Bubbles" in 1949. MIMC 1949. Moved in 1952 to Zimbabwe where he was a jewelry company director.

Edited Triks (Amsterdam) c1950. Wrote ConjuRING Trix and Jardine Ellis Ring Effects (1955, 39pp). Articles in Pentagram, Gen, MUM, Genii, Arcane, and Epoptica.

Coauthors: Wolfgang Riebe

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Conjuring Trix and Jardine Ellis Ring Effex by Hans TrixerFrom the Foreword by Peter Warlock:
It is with a great deal of pleasure that I write this foreword to my friend Hans Trixer's book on 'ring' magic, for in it the reader is presented with a number of most effective tricks, all of which are free from the suggestion of special apparatus. Every effect shows a naturalness of handling that comes from the mind of a natural magician.

Hans, through his many contributions to magazines is already well known to magicians in this and other countries. His penchant is for the smaller type of magic, and amongst the group in Holland which devotes much of its time to...

2020 / 10 / 26

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Hans Trixer

Trixer's Tricky Tape Recorder and other Fables by Hans Trixer
  • Card In Glass
  • Paper Balls And Hat
  • 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 Cards To Pockets
  • The Hindu Thread Trick
  • Electro Chemical Stop
  • Take A Card!
  • The Talking Skull
1st edition 1970, 8 pages; PDF 18 pages.
2020 / 10 / 26

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Hans Trixer & Wolfgang Riebe

Card to Paper Wallet by Hans Trixer & Wolfgang RiebeThere are so many versions of the Card in Wallet - yet none as unique as this one. A freely signed and selected card appears in a paper wallet that happens to be a sheet of paper openly folded into the shape of a wallet right in front of the spectator.

Forget leather wallets. Forget trick wallets. No duplicates, just plain powerful magic with a regular deck and a sheet of A4/US-letter paper that is folded into a wallet. The 'simplicity' of the wallet and the fact that the spectator checks everything themselves makes this effect mind-blowing.

Original concept by Hans Trixer and developed...

2020 / 10 / 2

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