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Flash-Fold' is a signed card to impossible location routine by Paul Harris in which a signed business card ends up folded in a matchbox.

First published by Jerry Mentzer in The Magic of Paul Harris, page 59 (1976) and also marketed as "Signed Card in Match Box" by Gem and Jana Productions the same year.

It was included in Art of Astonishment Vol. 1 (1996).


  • The El Cheepo Magic Club in Very Very Close, Vol. Two (VHS 1997 and DVD 2003) by Mike Close. Provides a logical reason for matchbox.


  • MUM 1976, page 11, review of SIGNED CARD IN MATCH BOX.

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Books Magic of Paul Harris (1976) Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets (1976) Supermagic (1977) Las Vegas Close Up (1978) Close-Up Entertainer (1979) Close Up Fantasies Book I (1980) Close Up Fantasies Book II (1980) Close Up Fantasies Finale (1981) Close-Up Kinda Guy (1983) Brainstorm in the Bahamas (1983) Close-Up Seductions (1984) Secrets of the Astonishing Executive (1991) Art of Astonishment (1996)
Manuscripts Super Swindle (1976) Cardboard Connection (1977) Return of the Bizarre Shrink (1977) Inner Circle (1980) P.H. Breakthrough (1981) Immaculate Connection (1983)
Lecture Notes and Products Vanishing Deck (1973) Inside/Close up (1976) Signed Card in Match Box (1976) Twilight (1979) Hard Boiled Quarter (1980) Solid Deception (1980) Screwed Deck (1991) Portable Smoke (c.1992) Night Shades (c.1993) Cardian Angels (1995) Naked Angels on Bikes (2000) Reality Twister (2000) Lip Smacker (2000) Twilight Angels (2000) Deep Astonishment (2004) One and Only (2005) Deep Astonishment II (2006)
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