From the fertile mind of Ian Adair comes this cute close up effect. And here is the effect in his own words …
Effect :- Three chips lay on the performer’s table. Two are red, on both sides shown. The odd one is black (on both sides – shown). These are displayed in a line onto the table surface, the black in central position, 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 When the hank is withdrawn, the black chip has returned, back in its original place, between the reds.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 reds, leaving only the black chip draped. The two red chips are removed and vanished. The audience think 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’s no sign of any.