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Doing magic with pens has built-in appeal, since everyone carries them.
You can borrow them anywhere, and they are uniformly recognized.
How AMAZING it is, then, when you can take a pen and wrap it in a napkin.
The spectator holds the napkin with the pen VISIBLY dangling beneath. You clap your hands together and...instantly...the pen disappears.
This is a practical, astounding illusion with the simplest of objects.