Jumping Signed Bill
by Ickle Pickle
A spectator signs a dollar bill, then loans it to the magician who places it in the center of a small silk handkerchief and rubber bands it. The magician puts the silk bundle into a glass and covers the glass with a metal tube. A second glass is placed into a second metal tube, located at a distance from the first. After a few magic words, the magician lifts the first tube, the glass under it is empty. The second tube is lifted. The second glass now has a handkerchief over it, rubber banded in place. The magician lifts the handkerchief and the folded bill is seen inside the glass. Handing the glass to the spectator, the rubber band and handkerchief are removed, the bill is taken out of the glass. It is the same signed bill, none the worst for having magically travelled through space and time.
The props included with the Jumping Signed Bill include two nine inch (22.9 cm) silk handkerchiefs, rubber bands, two glasses, two spun aluminum tubes 5 inches tall by 3-1/2 inches (12.7 x 8.9 cm) in diameter, various gaffs and detailed instructions for both setup and performance.