Darwin's Thumb Tip Miracles - #148 of 250 limited printing
Darwin, Gary
Rare Publishing (1981)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Hardcover 0-939024-01-4
United States of America  eng
Darwin, Gary: Darwin's Thumb Tip Miracles
©1981 Gary Darwin, RARE Publishing, Nevada
Paper, perfect-bound, 124 pages
#148 of 250 limited printing


13 History Of The Thumb Tip
14 Pointers On Using Your Thumb Tip
20 Test Of Nerves
23 Messy Mystery
24 Restored Sugar Packet
26 Magic Sands By Dixie Dooley
28 Looy's Magic Salts By Looy Simonoff
29 Dis-Tilled Water
30 Thumb Tip Team Work
32 Paper Over The Head
34 Poor Man's Pea Trick
35 Poor Man's Rice Bowl
36 Zombie Card
38 New Cut & Restored String
40 Disappearing Knot
43 Fly Catcher
44 Firefly
46 Paper Into Beetle
48 Goldfish Creation (Siegfried & Roy)
50 Breath Of A Beetle
51 Metamorphosis Beetle
52 Prediction Envelope
55 Sponge To Sausage
56 Multi-Sponge Ball Production
58 Flight Of The Sponge Ball
61 Hanky In The Pocket
62 Silk Into Newspaper
64 Color Changing Silks (Fielding West)
67 Silk Change
70 Dancing Hanky
73 Think A Drink
76 Think A Colored Silk
77 Simple Restored Cigarette
78 Under Test Conditions
81 Cigarette Through The Head
84 Get Acquainted
85 Making Change (Bob Fenton)
86 Torn And Restored Dollar
88 Reincarnated Dollar
91 One Hand Restoration
92 Bill Switch (Paul Gertner)
93 Thimbles
94 That's Incredible
96 Linking Paper Clips (Bob Fenton)
97 Thumb Tip Photography (Richard Rasmussen)
98 Sharpest Magician In Town
100 Needles From The Mouth (Edward Wharton)
102 Passe Salt (Siegfried & Roy)
104 Old Classic #1 Vanishing Cigarette
106 Old Classic #2 Cut & Restored Hanky
108 Old Classic #3 Classic Salt
110 Old Classic #4 Vanishing Silk
112 A Few Ideas
121 Darwin The Magic Man Of Las Vegas
124 Additional Reading Material

Product Details
LoC Control Number 80-53123
Extras Author autograph, Inscribed
No. of Pages 129
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf E
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Gary Darwin

Born: September 19th, 1935 in Denver Colorado.

First trick: Darwin's grandfather performed a cigarette vanish for a six year old Darwin. A year later a family friend, Professor Lamont, plucked a silver dollar from his ear. From that moment Darwin was hooked on magic. Today Darwin is one of the top performers in Las Vegas. He is also a consummate collector, researcher, inventor, organizer, and writer.

Darwin has created over 500 magic effects. He's also written several magic books including: Darwin's Close Up Miracles, Darwin's Thumb Tip Secrets, Darwin's Thumb Tip Thinking, and Inexpensive Illusion.

Darwin's professional credits include performances at the Stardust, the Lido, Caesar's Palace, the Silver Bird, the Flamingo, the Desert Inn, the Mint, the MGM Grand, and resort hotels in Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Canada.

Darwin owns one of the largest magic libraries in the world. There are over 10,000 books in the library in addition to autographs, posters, and other magic related memorabilia. Darwin's home is a museum of all things magic.

Darwin is also the founder of the Darwin Magic Club. The Club has met every Wednesday Night for over 39 years. The club has over 500 members, and its roster includes many of the biggest names in magic.

•Darwin was the first magician featured in an afternoon show in Las Vegas history. A show called "Speaking of Girls".
•Darwin was the first person to escape from a straitjacket underwater.
•Darwin has the unique ability to hold his breath for an amazing 3 minutes and 20 seconds!
•Darwin won the Las Vegas Most Outstanding Swimmer award five years in a row.
•Darwin won the City Handball Championship eight times and the State title twice.


"I think the Thumb Tip is the greatest thing ever invented for the magician because it gives you the appearance of great sleight of hand instantly. The Thumb Tip is almost like Rock and Roll... You can do it the same day! It's the greatest gimmick ever invented, no doubt about it." -- Gary Darwin

"[Darwin is] the only man I've ever seen do the Downs' coin star with both hands..." -- J. B. Bobo