From the fertile mind of Ian Adair comes this cute close up effect. And here is the effect in his own words... "Three chips lay on the performer's table. Two are red, on both sides that are shown. The odd one is black on both sides and is shown. These are displayed in a line onto the table surface, the black in central position and the reds on the outside. An examined pocket-handkerchief is draped over the chips.
Showing his hands empty, the performer reaches beneath the hank and brings out the black chip. This he vanishes. When the hank is withdrawn, the black chip has returned, back in its original place, between the reds. This is repeated again. It is repeated for a third time, each time the black chip being removed and vanished, only to reappear back again.
The tables are turned, the magician stating that this time he will remove both red chips, leaving only the black chip draped. The two red chips are removed and vanished. The audience thinks that the reds will return to their place under the hank... but no, for when the hank is undraped and thrown out to the audience, all chips have gone. There is no sign of any of them.
The effect is very easy to perform with the special plastic chips. Easy to follow instructions are supplied. Every close-up performer must have a set!