Reference Guide to

The Magic Egg Bag

(Books, Videos, Products)

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Please send any missing references to: magicref (at) Thanks to Lawrence O over at TheMagicCafe for some additional references!

Nov 2023: a few additions

Oct 2023: Thanks to Jen Myers of Steve Myers Magic, who informed me of Steve's materials, and prompted me to update this reference guide.

Added over 150 book references; over 50 Magazine References: and a few video and product references.
Oct update was inspired by Steve Myers Magic. 

The following is a partial list of books, videos/DVDs, and products relating to Egg Bags. Please note that the prices are estimates are not current. None of these items are for sale from this website, and some are likely no longer available. Please realize that this is not an exhaustive coverage of every Egg Bag reference, and you are encouraged to e-mail me with any additions.

Egg Bag Types:  There are essentially two types of egg bags, and many variations on these. See the link at the top of this page for a general article on the Egg Bag.

The Malini Egg Bag is made of lightweight silken material, usually in black, and uses a lightweight egg.

The Tarbell/Sterling/Albini/Mardo bags are usually made of a heavier material, such as felt, and use a heavy egg.

Books: (click on a highlighted title to view table of contents)

Abbott, Percy: A Lifetime in Magic. 2002, 188 pages. The reprint of Abbott's Magic for Magicians included in this book includes An Egg Bag Move: spectator stomps on bag to show it empty

Abbott, Percy: Magic for Magicians. 1934, 64 pages. Includes An Egg Bag Move: spectator stomps on bag to show it empty

Abbott, Percy: Abbott's Practical Patter. 1935, 18 pages. Includes patter for an Egg Bag trick

Adair, Ian: Kid's Show Selection. 2012, 152 pages softbound. Includes Chef's Hat Egg Bag.

Albertus: Entertaining, Conjuring, Hypnotism, Muscle and Mind Reading. 1900c, 188 pages. Includes The Egg Bag Trick.

Aldini: Magic Sermonettes. 1962, 36 pages, softcover. Gospel stories, ideas and applications for standard tricks, including the Egg Bag.

Alexander, Scott: Denny Haney Collected Wisdom. 512 page book. Part 2, Standing Up on Stage, includes section on The Egg Bag. See also the DVD series.

Anderson, A.: How to Do Sleight of Hand. 1898, 64 pages. Includes the old style The Egg and Bag Trick: seven eggs produced from a bag, and finally a hen - more of a production trick.

Anderson, A.: How to Do The Black Art. 1895, 62 pages. An old reference, "How to Show the Hen and Egg Bag, and From an Empty Bag to Bring a Hundred Eggs and Afterwards a Live Hen"

Anderson, Gene: Gene Anderson The Book - Pure GENEius. 2016, 255 pages hardcover. Includes Gene's Egg Bag Routine.

Anderson, Gene: Toppers Mad Mad Magic. 1974, 54 pages. Includes a comedy routine for egg bag

Andrews, Val: Egg Bags and Egg Gags. Supreme, 18 pages, softcover.  The Classic Egg Bag, The Egg Bag and the Greats, Dante's Master Touches, Productive Egg Bag, All-net Productive Bag, Egg on Fan Hints, and Patter and Gags.

Andrews, Val: Fred Culpit - A Brief Biography. 2001, softcover. Includes Egg-Bag Ruses and Production of Eggs From a Net-Fronted Bag.

Andrews, Val & Bruce Armstrong (Editor): Four Seasons in The Life of Val Andrews. 1984, 73 pages, softcover. Includes a "Daring" Egg Bag move.

Andrews, Val: Komedy for Kid Shows. 1960, 25 page, softcover. Includes an Egg Bag Gag.

Andrews, Val: Patter Supreme. 16 pages, softcover. Includes Unusual Egg Bag, a new method and presentation for a classic theme

Andrews, Val: Stand and Deliver (The Gags). Softcover. Includes Patter for Supreme Snappy Egg Bag: Kleptomania anyone?.

Arnold, George and Frank Cahill: The Magician's Own Book, or Whole Art of Conjuring. 1857, 363 pages, hardcover. Includes "Wyman's Mode Of Performing The Egg Bag Trick".

Ayling, Will: Genie Presentations. 1972 (circa), 163 pages, hardcover. Includes making a Sterling Egg, an Egg Cup servante, and a an Egg Bag Hat presentation for children.

Ayling, Will: Knowing the Egg Bag. 1988, 34 pages. Excellent all around coverage of the Egg Bag and variants. Includes information and routines.

Ayling, Will: Oriental Conjuring and Magic. 1981 Supreme Magic. 384 pages. A lot of oriental magic including The Egg Bag

Bagshawe, Edward: Proudlock's Egg Bag & Four Ace Presentation. 1936, 27 pages. Two classic routines with illustrations and full patter

Baker, Al and Todd Karr (editor): The Secret Ways of Al Baker. 2003, 912 pages, hardcover. Includes in the Appendix - Al Baker's Humor on the Egg Bag.

Baker, Roy: The Method Behind the Madness. Softcover. Includes The Egg Bag.

Bauer, Ron: Siamese Goose Egg Bag. #15 in Ron's Private Study Series. Comedy script in which the magician can produce an authentic Goose Egg, but not in the way he intended. For use with a Miller/Malini egg, blown egg, and a small lock box with a key on a long chain (you supply).

Behnke, Leo: Library of Magic #13: Egg Bag. 1991. 28 pages, paper. Decent high level coverage in a small book.

Berland, Sam: Berland Presents New Applause Winning Tricks. 1956, 13 pages, softcover. Includes Wrist Watch Amazement, an ending for an Egg Bag routine

Berland, Sam: Sam Berland's Lecture Tricks and Routines 1975. 31 pages, softcover. Includes Berland's Comedy Egg Bag Routine With Borrowed Watch, a full comedy egg bag routine with the losing of a spectator's watch and finding it on the magician's wrist

Bertram, Ross: Magic and Methods. 1978 Lee Jacob's Productions.163 pages, hardbound. Tons of Ross Bertram magic. Chapter 5 includes The Egg Bag using the Tarbell style bag.

Biro, Pete: Eggs, Bags & Gags. This volume contains bits, moves, gags and complete routines, including that of vaudevillian Judson Cole and the actual routine devised by Senor Mardo for the popular Mardo Egg Bag, which was taught to Pete by Mardo himself in the 1950s.

Blake, George: Comedy Magic. 1966, 54 pages. Includes Perverse Egg Bag routine.

Bloom, Gaetan: Full Bloom Volume I. 2019, 399 pages, hardcover. Includes My Egg Bag, from Gaetan's 2004 Effect and Plot.

Bordner, Greg (producer): The Abbott Magic Collection Volume 4 Secrets and Routines. This book compiles multiple Abbott's instruction sheets, and includes Egg Bag, with general description and patter.

Brahams, Anthony (Editor): Ken Brook's Magic Place. 1995 L&L Publishing, 302 pages. A great remembrance book, full of instruction sheets for many of Ken's products. Includes a section on the Malini Egg Bag.

Branson, L.H. (as Elbiquet): A Text-Book of Magic. 1913, 200 pages. The appendix includes one page on The Egg Bag.

Branson, Major LH: Indian Conjuring. 1922, 103 pages. Includes The Egg Bag, a very brief description provided of the workings of the Egg Bag.

Brent, Lu: Lu Brent's Best Magic Tricks. 1969, 42 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag Fun.

Briggs, J. Albert (Merbak): Magical Revelations. 1935, 71 pages, hardcover. Includes A Comedy With the Egg Bag, a net bag to produce various eggs

Brodahl, Larry: Scripted! #2 The Malini Egg Bag. 2016 eBook, with performance video. Available from

Brooke, Ken et al: Ken Brooke and Friends on the Malini Egg Bag. 1974 Magic Inc., 21 pages. A lengthy treatise on the Malini Egg Bag with lots of detail and bits of business. Recommended for owners of the Malini style bag.

Brooke, Ken: Ken Brooke Unique Years. Supreme Magic, 1980. Hardbound. 222 pages. Covers the magic of Ken Brooke with chapters on Wisdom & Advice, Egg Bag, etc. 

Brown, Floyd D.: 25 Methods for Switching Decks. 1943. Includes using an Egg Bag for a deck switch.

Lawrence Burden: Magical Gospel Lessons 1. 1970 (circa), 29 pages. Includes A Witnessing Prisoner, a quick Egg Bag presentation.

Busby, Jeff: Routines and Handling for the Sterling Egg Bag,. 1982, softcover, 27 pages. Includes the Chuck Smith's Routine.

Campbell, Loring: Magic That Is Magic. 1946, 76 pages. Includes Production Egg Bag, comedy patter included, uses egg bag that holds 7 eggs. Also found in the This is Magic, That is Magic compilation.

Cassell and Co. (Day and Levani): Conjuring Apparatus Up-to-Date. 1912, 152 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg Bag Trick.

Caveney, Mike: The Conference Illusions. 2013, 256 pages, hardcover. Includes 2005 Del Adelphia Egg Bag.

Cecil, Harry E: Magic That Perks. 1937, 70 pages. Includes Comedy Egg Bag.

Chapman, Frank: Chap's Scrapbook. Compilation of Frank's periodical. Includes Bad-Egg Bag, originally from Volume II Issue 19, January 1940.

Chapman, Frank: Quick Tricks. 1942, 9 pages. Includes An Egg Bag - Maybe, patter for an egg bag trick.

Christiopher, Milbourne: 100 Latest Tips on Tricks. 1953, 41 pages, softcover. Includes an idea for a Santa's Hat egg bag.

Christopher, Milbourne: Varied Deceptions. 1953, 183 pages, hardcover. Includes A New Egg Bag.

Cohen, Al: Magical Mish Mosh & Other Shtik. 2009, 48 pages. Includes Egg Bag ** Doggie Bag, some comedy for your Egg Bag.

Cohen, Steve: Max Malini, King of Magicians, Magician of Kings. 2021, 523 pages, hardcover. Includes a section on the Malini Egg Bag, with David Alexander's Malini Egg Bag Routine.

Colucci, Donato: Encyclopedia of Egg Magic. 2002, 305 pages, hardcover. Covers Natural Eggs, Imitation Eggs, Fekes & Gimmicks, Productions, Vanishes, and a chapter on The Egg Bag.

Culpitt, Frederick: Laughter and Legerdemain. 1928, 72 pages, softcover. Includes An Original "Egg Bag" Trick, which allows the bag to be examined.

Darbyshire, Lydia: The Magic Book. 1997, 224 pages. A nice large format introductory magic book. There are a few pages on the egg bag routine.

Dayton, Ron: Brainstorm in My Pajamas - Magical Appetizers #2. 2006, 180 pages, softcover. Includes An Egg Bag By Any Other Name.

De Cova, Alexander: Treasures. 2001, 28 pages, softcover. Includes The Baby Egg Bag.

De La Mano: Conjuring, or Magic Made Easy. 1881, 29 pages. Includes The Invisible Hen - A Very Useful Trick for Supplying Eggs for Breakfast or Dinner: utilizing an older style egg bag

DeLawrence, George: Some Card Effects and Magical Talks. 1919, 47 pages. Includes an egg bag routine using a real egg and a celluloid egg.

Devant, David: Lessons In Conjuring. 1922, 152 pages, hardcover. Includes Chapter XIII on The Egg Bag, using a heavy egg, routine for children's show

Devant, David: Secrets of My Magic. 1936, 288 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg-Bag Trick Improved.

Dick & Fitzgerald (Publishers): The Boy's Own Conjuring Book. 1880, 374 pages, hardcover. Includes Professor Wyman's Mode Of Performing The Egg Bag Trick. Compare with Arnold & Cahill's Magician's Own Book, with almost identical contents.

Dick & Fitzgerald (publishers): The Parlor Magician or 100 Tricks for the Drawing Room. 1860, 129 pages, hard cover. Includes The Bag of Eggs, an early egg bag effect.

Easley, Bert and Eric P. Wilson: Doing Magic for Youngsters. 1948, 122 pages, hardcover. In Chapter 7 on magical gags, there is an Egg Bag tip.

Edmundson, Gerald: The Ostrich Factor. 2004, 83 pages. A practice Guide for Magicians. Uses an Egg Bag routine as the running example.

Elliot, Bruce: Classic Secrets of Magic. 266pp. Great instruction. Includes chapters on Egg Bag and more.

Evans, Henry Ridgely: Magic and Its Professors. 1902, 220 pages, hardcover. Includes two routines - An Original Egg Bag (Henry Hardin), egg bag moves with the aid of a shell; and The Egg Bag (Prof. Hornmann), a traditional routine.

Fajuri, Gabe: Slush! 2001, 31 pages, softcover. A book on uses for Slush powder, and includes in the Patrick Page section a vanish using an Egg Bag.

Feinman, Jeffrey: The Catalogue of Magic. 1978, 159 pages. This catalog includes an entry for Tarbell's Egg Bag.

Fields, Keith: If Ever a Wiz There Was 2. 2016. Includes The Great Golf Game, combining an Egg Bag with a Chop Cup.

John Fedko: Magic Classics. 1975, 22 pages, softcover. Includes Eggsacto a presentation for a Chick Pan, Egg Bag, and Atomic Lamp

Fisher, John: The Magic of Lewis Carroll. 1973, 288 pages. Includes The Secret of Haigha's Bag, the Egg Bag

Fisher, John (editor): Tommy Cooper's Mirth, Magic & Mischief. 2010, 164 pages. Contains Egg, Bag - Bag, Egg, a brief egg bag interlude

Foster, Neil (Editor): Tops 1962 Trick Annual. 1962, 32 pages, softcover. Includes Louine's Egg Bag Routine (Harry Louine), combining the liquid trick "Squash" with an Egg Bag.

Foster, Neil (Editor): Tops 1963 Trick Annual. 1963. Includes Joseph White's A Pretty Chick(k) Production, a climax for the Egg Bag.

Fox, Karrell: For My Next Trick. 1986, 184 pages. Includes The Egg-Ceptional Egg Bag.

Fox, Karrell: Lecture Notes. 1980s (circa), 12 pages. Another entry for Egg-ceptional Bag, variation of egg bag using regular cloth with gimmicked egg

Furst, Arnold: Lecture Notes of Arnold Furst. Includes an Egg Bag routine.

Furst, Arnold: Magic for Monsters. 1960, 52 pages. Includes Egg Bag and Egg Bag and Lemonade Routine.

Ganson, Lewis: The Art of Close Up Magic Vol 2. 1996 L&L Pub, 286 pages. Includes The Egg Bag, which provides construction information on the bag, moves, and a full routine with a suggestion for producing multiple eggs from the bag.

Ganson, Lewis: Magic With Faucett Ross. 1975, 225 pages, hardcover. Section six on three classics includes The Egg Bag.

Ganson, Lewis: Routined Manipulation Parts 1 & 2. 1976 D. Robbins (orig 1950), 251 pages.Egg Bag routine uses two bags and a silk, but the ideas can certainly be adapted. Also found in the 1981 Complete Routined Manipulation.

Gardner, Martin: Martin Gardner Presents. 1993, 424 pages, hardcover. Includes A New Egg Bag.

Gerrish, Jim and the Wiz Kids, Inc.: The Ungimmicked Egg Bag Routine. eBook. More than just an egg bag routine but provides handling for use of an ungimmicked bag. From

Gilbert, B.L.: Patter Chatter Volume 1. 1916, 23 pages. Includes Egg Bag and Egg Trick. There is also an edition that includes both volumes of Patter Chatter.

Gilbert, Charles: Endless Mirth and Amusement. 1874, 263 pages, hardcover. The Mysterious Bag provides a general description of an egg bag

Ginn, David. Live Kidbiz. 1988, 144 pages. Includes Red Plaid - Chicken In The - Egg Bag.

Giobbi, Roberto: Secret Agenda. 2020, 414 pages, hardcover. Includes Idea for a Close-up Act (Fred Kaps) using an egg bag as prop container

Goldston, Will: Effective Modern Tricks. 1916, 8 pages. Includes Goldston's "Last Word" Egg Bag.

Goldston, Will: Further Exclusive Magical Secrets. 1912, 362 pages. Includes The Carl Hertz Egg Bag. 

Goldston, Will: Magician Annual 1910-1911. 1911, 106 pages. Includes The W.G. Egg Bag for producing multiple eggs and a live chick climax. The magic is in the egg holdouts, not the bag.

Goldston, Will: Secrets of Famous Illusionists. 1933, 285 pages. Includes The Albini Egg Bag.

Goldston, Will: Simple Conjuring Tricks That Anyone Can Perform. 1913, 124 pages. Includes a basic Egg Bag routine, not very involved.

Goldston, Will: Tricks & Illusions. 1908, over 250 pages. Book contains three sections: Tricks, Escapes, and Illusions. The Tricks section contains one page on The Chinese Egg Bag.

Goldston, Will: Tricks of the Masters. 1942, 208 pages. The chapter on Arnold De Biere includes some information on his Egg Bag handling but not a full routine.

Goldston, Will: Young Conjurer, The. 94 pages. Includes The New Egg Bag. Note, this is the Young Conjurer, not the Young Conjuror.

Grant, U.F.: Comedy Magic. 1941, 14 pages. Includes a comedy bit for a Kid's show egg bag, but embarrasses the child.

Grant, U.F.: Grant's Annual of Magic. 1935, 57 pages. Includes The Magic Hen, an idea for your Hen Egg Bag

Greenway, Nellie: How To Entertain a Social Party. 1890, 115 pages, hardcover. Includes The Hen and Egg Bag.

Grippo, Jimmy: The Magic of Jimmy Grippo. 1981, 218 pages, hardcover. Includes A Bag and an Egg.

Haversat, David: Chanin, the Man With the Magic Hands. 1878 Press Company, Hardbound, 430 pages, 2002. Includes the life story of Jack Chanin, and reprints of the magic pamphlets that he created through the years. Includes: Mesh Egg Bag (invented by Chanin), and more.

Hay, Henry: Amateur Magician's Handbook. 1950 (orig), 382 pages. Includes a brief introduction to the Egg Bag, its construction, and basic routine. Further enhancements are referred to Hay's Learn Magic or Hugard's Modern Magic Manual.

Hay, Henry: Learn Magic. 1947, various formats, 281 pages. Good introductory information on the egg bag. Includes a "standard" routine and an egg production routine.

Heller, Robert: Heller's Handbook of Magic. 1891, 144 pages, softcover. Includes The Wizard’s Egg And Mystic Bag.

Herrmann, Alexander: Herman's Book of Black Art, or Magic Made Easy. 1890, 94 pages, softcover. Includes The Hen and Egg Bag.

Hilliar, William John: Modern Magician's Handbook. 1902. Chapter XII Ball Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus; The Chinese Rings, The Famous Egg and Bag Trick, and more.

Hoffmann, Professor: Modern Magic. Published in 1877 with over 500 pages, this classic of magic contains chapters on the Cups and Balls, Hat Magic, many more. The section on Miscellaneous Tricks includes The Egg Bag. This article described briefly the "Japanese" style egg bag, which is like our modern versions, and the large, 20" wide egg bag more common (apparently) in the 1800's. Includes some general routining ideas. Note: later published was Miscellaneous Conjuring Tricks, which was an extract of this section of Modern Magic and includes the Egg Bag.

Holmes, Donald: The Magic Art. 1920, 234 pages. Includes Christopher's Egg and Bag Trick.

Houdini, Harry & Clinton Burgess: Elliot's Last Legacy. 1923, 320 pages, hardcover. Includes Egg-Bag, Novel Presentation.

Houston, Opie: Magical Ramblings of an Idle Mind. 1965, 21 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag Routine for children.

Howard, Rupert: Rupert Howard Magic Course. 1931, 556 pages. Includes Lesson 13 on Egg Tricks, including The Egg Bag.

Howatt, Gordan: Restless Spook, The. 1943, 25 pages. Includes An Examinable Egg Bag. Note that The Restless Spook has also been included in a revised edition of Let's Make Magic, which combines three books.

Hoy, David: Magic With a Message. 1956, 69 pages, softcover. Includes The Egg Bag.

Hugard, Jean: Hugard's Annual of Magic 1938-1939. 1939, 138 pages. Includes The Egg Bag.

Hugard, Jean: Modern Magic Manual. 1957, 166 pages. Includes Egg Bag as performed by De Biere.

Ireland, Laurie: Yearbook Reader Volume 1, 1977, 339 pages, softcover. Includes The Golf Ball "Egg" Bag, by Robert F. Forth, from the 1948 yearbook. 

Ireland, Laurie: Yearbook Reader Volume 2. 1960, 490 pages, softcover. Includes a section by Gene Gloye that has Spooks Tongue in Cheek Routine with the Egg Bag

Joseph, Eddie: Magic and Mysteries of India. Published around 1940, this 75 page book on Indian Magic. Includes a Hindu Presentation of the Egg Bag.

Karson, Joe: Complete Club Act. 1933, 13 pages. Includes Chinese Egg and Mat Mystery, a brief routine for the repeated production of an egg from a mat. Also included in the Joe Karson Compilation.

Kattner, William: You're On! Magic for One and Two. 1944, 22 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag, and some tips.

Kaufman, Richard: Tom Mullica Starring in Show Time at the Tom Foolery. 1992, 218 pages, hardcover. Includes The Oviparous Sack: Tom's egg bag routine, with a glass and bottle climax, using two bags.

Kaye, Marvin: Catalog of Magic. 1977, 280 pages, softcover. This catalog "book" includes entries for The Mesh Egg Bag and Egg Bags. No routines.

Kaye, Marvin: Complete Magician, The. 1973, 253 pages. Includes Mesh Egg Bag Routine using a lemon and an egg. 

Kellar, Harry: Kellar's Wizard's Manual. 1892 (circa), 69 pages. Includes The Hen and Egg Bag, a double bag produces eggs.

Kellerhof, Alfred: Typisch Alfred! (Typical Alfred!, in German). 2003, 160 pages. Includes Metamorphosis, Kellerhof's approach to the egg bag

Klein, Jim: Mortimer's Magic Magazine Issues 1-4. 1990, 201 pages, softcover. Includes Bill Pryor's My Opening Routine Part 1. Routine incorporates the Chinese Sticks, Hank Pull, Egg Vase, Climax Egg Bag, Drawer Box, Dragon Silk, Spring Snake, Magic Wand, and 2x12 inch silks. Originally from Issue One, 1990. 

Kleinman, Benjamin & Tan Bah Chee: Best of Magic Around the World. 1975, 137 pages. Includes Tah Bah Chee's My Routine For The Comedy Egg Bag, and William Tatton's Egg Bag Plus.

Laflin, Duane: Beautiful Gospel Magic. 1989, 58 pages. Includes The Egg Bag: Lesson Christ risen from the Tomb

Laflin, Duane: Positive Magic. 1993, 83 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag Antics.

Lane, Frank: A Real Magic Show!. 1935 (circa), 42 pages. Includes Bill Neff's Egg Routine, zipper egg bag preferred.

Lelekis, Paul A.: The Art of Magical Entertainment. Mixed Media Download, eBook w/Video. Includes Dan Tong's Egg Bag routine, including some Egg Bag History, and the video is the Dan Tong routine.

Lever, Derek: Ken Brooke and Friends. 1986, 300 pages, hardcover. Includes Knickers To The Egg Bag (Barry Seymour).

Lewis, Eric: Abdul's Fez. 6 pages. Routine for the egg bag that is in the form of a Fez hat, from Neilsen Magic.

Lewis, Eric: Personal Magic Volume 1. MagiKraft. Eric Lewis' Personal Notebooks now archived in CD Form (over 300 pages). Contains tons of notes and magic. Includes an Egg Bag Routine by Proudlock.

Lewis, Trevor: Close Up Lecture Notes. 24 pages, paper. Covers 18 effects including Malini Egg Bag w, Golf Sponge Ball routine.

Lewis, Trevor: Final Party Pieces. 1999, 48 pages. Includes Fez Egg Bag routine. 

Lewis, Trevor: Further Party Pieces. 1987, 52 pages. Includes Sunday Egg, Trevor's Malini Egg Bag presentation.

Lewis, Trevor & Phil Willmarth: Routines Matter. 2009, 192 pages, hardcover. Includes Trevor Lewis' Commercial Egg Bag routine.

Lewis, Trevor: Trevor Lewis Lecture Notes. 1984, 32 pages, softcover. Includes The Egg Bag.

Lewis, Trevor: Uncut The Complete Party Pieces. 270 Pages. Compilation of Trevor's Party Pieces books.     Includes Fez Egg Bag, and many more.

Lustig, David J.: LaVellma's Vaudeville Budget.1921, 85 pages, softcover. Includes The Egg Bag - LaVellma Method, a comedy routine.

Mardo, Senor: The Mixologist. 1975, 31 pages, softcover. Includes Hole in One, Mardo's approach to the Chinese Egg Bag

Mardo, Senor: Routined Magic. 1945 Max Holden. 29pg. Includes: Marlo's Egg Bag Routine using a Sterling Bag

Marshall, Frances: Kid Stuff. 1954, 96 pages, softcover. Includes The Laurie Ireland Routine With the Egg and Bag Trick, an egg bag presentation

Marshall, Frances: Kidstuff Volume 5. Magic Inc. Over 500 pages. Includes Egg Bag and Lota Routine, and Condensed Chicken, which is a combo Chalk Talk and Egg Bag routine using a Chicken Egg Bag.

McAthy, George: Magic From the Dope Den. 1967, 65 pages, softcover. Includes McAthy's Houdini Egg Bag, and Neal's Original Egg Bag Act.

McAthy, George: MagiComedy. 1967, 50 pages. Includes Batman Egg Bag Patter.

McAthy, George: Smart Comedy for Magicians and M.C.'s. 1950, 46 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag, a fairy tale story for a quick egg bag routine.

McAthy, George: Smart Talk for Magicians and M.C.'s. 1945, 34 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag, a routine with a cigar.

McAthy, George: Smart Tricks for Magicians and M.C.'s. 1947, 39 pages, softcover. Includes Patter for Money Egg Bag, a routine for Egg Bag as a Money Bag

McComb, Billy: Homb From Homb From McComb. 1990, softcover. Includes Whiskey Egg-Bag.

McComb, Billy: McComb Comes Home. 1990, 20 pages, softcover. Includes Egg-less Bag-less Egg Bag and Whiskey Egg Bag Finish.

McElhone, Fritz & Peg: Magical Mysteries. 1929, 140 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg Bag.

Meyer, Orville Wayne: Magic in the Modern Manner. 1949, 184 pages. The chapter on Children's Specials includes treatment of the Egg Bag.

Miller, Jack: Jack Miller's Egg Bag Routine. 1959, 10 pages, published by Louis Tannen.

Miller, Gordon (editor): Comedy Tonight. 1983, 60 Pages, Abbott's Magic. Compilation of Abbott's/Grant's Comedy Magic, Davey Jones Comedy Tricks and Gags, Don Bridwell Just for Laughs, Val Andrews Comedy Book, and Augustus Rapp Comedy Stunts. Includes Egg Bag, Production Egg Bag.

Miller, Gordon (editor): Talk! A Panormama of Professional Prose Palaver & Polished Poetical Patter. 1984, 80 pages, Abbott's Magic. Edited and abridged compilation of Practical Patter by Percy Abbott, Patter Punches by Sol Stone, Routines in Rhyme by Bill West, Merrie Magical Chatter by Don Rogers, 202 Ways to Stop Hecklers by Otis Manning, and Punch and Judy by Sydney de Hempsey. Includes patter (not full routine descriptions) for Egg Bag (from Practical Patter), Snappy Egg Bag Routine, Baking a Cake, Christmas Pantomime, Egg Collecting, Old Farmer Giles, and Buying Eggs (from Routines in Rhyme), and Productive Egg Bag, patter for a Net Egg Bag where the eggs keep appearing (from Merrie Magical Chatter).

Miller, Gordon (editor): Tops Treasury of Ball Manipulation. 1999, 105 pages, Abbott's Magic. Includes Santa Sock Egg Bag Presentation (Dale Salwak), a routine using Abbott's Santa Sock Egg Bag.

Minch, Stephen & Adam Fleischer: The New York Magic Symposium Collection Three. 1984, 135 pages, hardcover. Includes Egg Bag Finale (Tom Mullica), a glass and beer production.

Miller, Charlie: Malini Egg Bag Routine. From Magic Inc.

Minch, Stephen & Adam Fleischer: The New York Magic Symposium Collection Volume Three. 1984, 135 pages. Includes magic by Bro. John Hamman, David Roth, Jeff McBride, and much more. Includes an Egg Bag Finale glass and beer production by Tom Mullica.

Mishell, Ed: Hold Out Miracles. 1969, 64 pages. (Note, not all effects require use of holdout) Attaching the holdout, devices, Jack Miller's Egg Bag Routine, and more.

Mount, Dennis L. & Crocker: Gospel Magic Illustrations Volume 1. 1975, 50 pages, softcover. Includes Chinese Egg Bag, with patter based on II Cor 5:8.

Mount, Dennis & Crocker: Gospel Magic Illustrations Volume 2. 1975, softcover. Includes E-Z Egg Bag with patter based on II Cor 5:17.

Mullica, Tommy & Richard Kaufman (editor): It's Show Time at the Tom Foolery. Features comedy egg bag routine.

Mullica, Tom: Lecture Booklet Hawaii '83. 24 pages. Contains great Endings for The Egg Bag, and more.

Musson, Clettis: Situation Comedy for Magicians. 1954, 52 pages. Includes The Cackle Does It, some gags for children and the egg bag routine.

Myers, Steve: Magic Journey. Includes handling and theory on the Malini Egg Bag, Cups and Balls, Professor's Nightmare, and more. SteveMyersMagic

Nightingale, F.B.: Magic for Magicians. 1964, 304 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg-Bag and Chicken

Novak, John: The Egg Bag Book. Covers history, the types, and the performers. Includes routines, lines, moves, handling and so forth.

Orben, Robert: Patter for Standard Tricks. 1954, 51 pages. Includes patter for The Egg Bag and I.

Palmer, Johnny Ace: Expressions of a World Champion Magician. 1991, 12 pages. Includes Thoughts on the Egg Bag.

Parrish, Robert: New Ways to Mysify. 1945, 124 pages. Thirty tricks that can be performed without elaborate equipment or difficult skill. Includes The Egg Bag.

Pecor, Charles: Off the Wall with the Wizard. 1975, 19 pages, softcover. Includes Watch Out!, a broken and restored borrowed watch using an egg bag amongst other props.

Pentz, Collins: Everybody's Magic.  1943, 20 pages, softcover. Includes the Egg Bag.

Pitchford, Peter: Presenting Magic. 2012 (circa), 21 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag effect.

Preston, Paul: Fireside Magician, The. 1879, 132 pages. Includes The Sack of Eggs, a brief description of an egg bag.

Racherbaumer, Jon: Arcade Dreams, Marlo without cards. Includes Egg Bagatelle egg bag routine. Hardbound. 100 pages.

Rauscher, William: Pleasant Nightmares. 2008, 315 pages, hardcover. Includes Neff’s Egg Bag, Rice Bowls and Funnel Routine.

Ravelle and Andree: Magic Ala Carte. 1960 (circa), 18 pages. Includes Self-Service, an egg bag presentation.

Ravetta, William & Otto Waldmann (Walton): Up-To-Date Magical Ideas. 1920, 16 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag Done With a Borrowed Handkerchief, clever gimmick turns a handkerchief into an egg bag

Regal, David: Approaching Magic. 2008, 506 pages, hardcover. Includes The World’s Greatest Invention: the Chinese Egg Bag, used for glass of beer production and vanish.

Riser, Harry: Secrets of an Escamoteur. 2006, 245 pages. Includes: The Malini-Miller Egg Bag (construction) and The Riser Routine.

Rogers, Don: Merrie Magical Chatter. 1984, 24 pages. Includes Productive Egg Bag.

Romano, Charles J.: House of Cards. 1999, 304 pages. Includes The Egg Bag, routine described but not detailed

Rome, Fred: Conjuring Chatter. 1919, 16 pages. Includes Egg Bags (gags about bags and eggs), and Egg Producer (comedy lines for a young helper and any routine in which eggs are produced)

Ross, Dave: Egg-Foolery. 1977, 22 pages, softcover. Tons of information on Eggs and Egg Bags, including how to make your own, Tear Apart Egg Bag, Easter Egg Bag, Ovetta's Egg Bag, and more.

Roterberg, August: The Modern Wizard.1895, 123 pages, hardcover. Includes Vanishing Egg and Bag Trick

Sachs, Edwin: Sleight of Hand. 1877, 400 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg Bag, with a few variations generally described, but not an in-depth routine.

Salwak, Dale: A Trip to the Orient. 1963, 34 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag and Carpet Routine.

Selbit: The Magic Art of Entertaining. 1907. 105 pages. Includes The Egg Bag Trick: general routine outlined with patter; and The Life History of an Egg, useful patter for any egg trick

Scarne, John: Scarne's Magic Tricks. 1951, 256 pages. Lots of beginner magic with several gems hidden in the pages. Includes The Magic Bag - how to make an Egg Bag with a basic routine. This routine is also found in Scarne's 100 More of Scarne's Magic Tricks, which is an extract of this volume. Also found in Scarne's Tricks, which combines Scarne's Magic Tricks with Scarne on Card Tricks.

Schulte, George: Patter Paragraphs. 1921, 36 pages. Includes The Wonderful Egg and Bag Trick, an egg bag routine patter with the sucker explanation.

Schulte, George: Words for Wizards. 1924, 40 pages. Includes patter for Production Egg Bag.

Selbit: Magic Art of Entertaining, The. 1907, 105 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg Bag Trick, a general routine outlined with patter

Sellers, Tom: Magical Mixture. 1943, 32 pages, softcover. Includes The Egg Bag Again, using a net bag

Severn, Bill: Best Magic. 1990, 210 pages, softcover. Includes The Little Black Bag, a version of the Egg Bag using ping-pong balls

Shutters, Daniel: Magic Ministry. 58 pages, softcover. Includes Constant Presence Of God, using an Egg Bag.

Sisti, Jim: The Magic Menu - The First Five Years. 1998 L&L Publishing. Compilation of Sisti's The Magic Menu magazine produced for restaurant and strolling magicians. Includes Walk Around Malini Egg Bag by Dan Tong (with an optional glass of liquid production)

Skinner, W.E.: Wehman's Wizard's Manual. 1892, 86 pages. Includes The Egg Bag, a basic description of the egg producing bag.

Sminkey, Don: It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It! 1989, 73 pages. Includes The Egg Bag routine (clowning).

Smith, Samuel Patrick: Kiddie Patter & Little Feats. 1993, 200 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg, the Bag, and the Magic Hat.

Spill, Steve: The Spill Bar and Grill. 1980, 80 pages. Includes Egg Bag Ala Sheets (Bob Sheets).

Spitari, Laurance W.: The Wizard's Annual 1914. 1913, 72 pages. Includes Another Egg Bag, an ending for your egg bag trick, using a paper bag.

Steinmeyer, Jim: Conjuring Anthology. 2006, 526 pages. Includes Opening with an Egg, the Egg Bag routine, with the climax of a giant egg.

Steinmeyer, Jim: Magic of Alan Wakeling; 1993, 346 pages. Includes The Wakeling Egg Bag, with John Daniel, The Bag And The Billiard Ball, and The Patter And Handling.

Stodare, Colonel: Hand-Book of Magic, or Conjuring Made Easy. 1862. Includes a general description of the older bag used to produce eggs and finally a Hen.

Strivings, Mark: Anatomy of a Successful Magic Show. 2000, 44 pages. Includes The Chicken Egg Bag AKA Climax Egg Bag.

Supreme Magic: 27 Tricks With a Changing Bag. 6 pages. Includes Eggs in a Bag, using a changing bag as a sort of Egg Bag.

Swiss, Jamy Ian: The Magic of Johnny Thompson. 2018, 663 pages in two volumes. Includes the Malini Egg Bag.

Tanner, Don: 25 Tricks and Ideas With an Egg Bag. 1960, 10 pages.

Tanner, Don: 50 Tricks and Ideas With Spring Flowers. 1958, 14 pages. Includes No Eggsplanation Necessary, using an Egg Bag, and See Number 29, an Egg Bag idea. 

Tarbell, Harlan and Steve Burton: Tarbell Companion. Volume 8 was based on this work. Includes Egg Bag, Suggested show Routines, and more.

Tarbell, Harlan, Course in Magic Volume 2. 1927, 416 pages. Includes Tarbell Egg Bag; The egg bag section is an excellent introduction.

Tarbell, Harlan: Course In Magic Volume 5. 1927, 417 pages. Lesson 60 includes discussion of Malini Egg Bag as opposed to the Albini bag and provides some ideas, but not a full routine. Lesson 68 includes Bamberg's Egg Bag, which was a large Scotch egg bag to produce 15 eggs and a chicken!

Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell System Incorporated Magic. 1929, 1,243 pages. Tarbell's 60 lesson correspondence course. Includes The Egg Bag, a full routine with how to construct one.

Theobald, J. Dazley: The Amateur Magician. 1880, 30 pages. Includes The Great Egg Trick: quick description of the basic Egg Bag. 

Theobald, J. Dazley: Magic and Its Mysteries. 1880, 144 pages. Includes The Wizard’s Egg and Mystic Bag

Thompson, J.G.: My Best. 1945, 384 pages. Includes two egg bag routines: One is Patter in poem form by Lucille Saxon, the other is the Tommy Windsor Egg Bag routine fully detailed.

Tong, Danny: Dan Tong's Cabaret. 1999, 14 pages. Includes The Malini Egg Bag.

Tuffs, J. Elsden: Teach Yourself Magic. 1956, 182 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg Bag, with the basic working described, no routine.

Vernon, Dai & Lewis Ganson (Editor): Malini and His Magic. 1962, 107 pages. Includes description of Malini's Egg Bag performance, with details in Part Two of the book.

Wass, Verrall: Astound Your Audience Volume II Simplicity Swindles. Includes Vanity Bag: general description of an Egg Bag style presentation for the female magician, using a purse and a compact. 

West, Bill: Routines in Rhyme. 1957, softcover, Supreme Magic. Includes rhyming routines for 6 Egg Bag presentations - Snappy Egg Bag Routine; Baking a Cake; Christmas Pantomime; Egg Collecting; Old Farmer Giles; and Buying Eggs

Whittaker, J. Burke: Guerilla Magic. 2021, 28 pages, ebook. Includes The Egg Bag, a full routine with a lemon.

Windsor, Tommy: The Tommy Windsor Egg Bag Routine. A Lee Jacobs Production.

Wyman, John: Wyman's Hand-book of Magic, Second Series. Includes The Invisible Chicken, or Enchanted Egg Bag (Wyman).

Yaffe, Malcolm: Paths to Enchantment. Hermetic Press, hardbound, 255 pages.. How to improve your children's magic. Presents a blueprint for how to present high quality magic for children. Also includes many examples of these principles put to work, including The Egg Bag

ZeTuer, Professor: Apparatus and Trick Tips for the Kid’s Show Magician. 2002, 25 pages.

Magazine References

(Note: I did not include review of Egg Bag products, rather just routines or articles about Egg Bags)

Adair, Ian:.Egg Bag Routine for the Children. Uses a zipper egg bag. MagiGram, Vol 19, No. 6, Feb 1987.

Bay, J.K.: BlueBird, Yellow Chick. A children's effect using toy different colored chicks and an egg bag. The Wizard, Vol 1, No. 8, Nov. 1947.

Benson, Roy: Bizarre Bag!. Idea for an egg bag production routine. The Phoenix 230.

Bill and Ken: Egg Bag Supreme. Routine using two egg bags. Genii Vol 28, No. 11, July 1964.

Blake, George: Perverse Egg-Bag (Magic that goes in unexpected directions). From George's Focus on Magic column. Max Andrews' Magic Magazine, Volume 04 No. 1 April 1955.
- Also George provides some additional commentary in the next issue - May 1955.

Braue, Fred: Blair Gilbert's Egg Bag Secret. B.L. Gilbert's method to show inside and outside of the Egg Bag. Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. XVIII, No. 12.

Brent, Lu: The Egg Bag. Covers a few different egg bags and provides some ideas and alternative approaches. The Sphinx, Vol 42, No. 2, April 1943.

Bridwell, Jack: Eggs-Citing Magic With Eggs. A couple of egg bag routine along with some other egg magic. MagicGram, Vol 17, No. 11, July 1985.

Brown, Paul A., Jr.: The Egg Bag. Outline of a routine with a breakaway fan, handkerchiefs, and the Egg Bag. The Sphinx, Vol 21, No. 7, Sep 1922.

Carnegie, Harry: Uncle Charlie's Night Cap! an Egg Bag routine using Supreme's Uncle Charlie's Night Cap style egg bag. MagiGram, Vol 13, No. 12, Aug 1981.

Chanin, Jack: New Mesh Egg Bag. Full routine. Genii Vol. 56, No. 4, Feb 1993.

Chapman, Frank: Bad-Egg Bag. From Chap's Scrapbook, Volume II, Issue 19, January 1940.

Christopher, Milbourne: Phone in Bag. Idea for producing a rubber phone as an Egg Bag Climax. Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, June 1960.

Christopher, Milbourne: Tracing the Egg Bag. An early history of the Egg Bag. MUM, July 1991.

Coles, C.: Egg Bag of Borrowed Material and Pinned Together. Sleight of hand act, using rubber eggs and a glass. The Sphinx, Vol 30, No. 3, May 1931.

Cooper, Travers: A Modern Egg Bag Routine. Using a ping-pong ball. The Magic Wand, Vol. 46, No. 256, 1957.

Cooper, Travers: A Twist on the Egg Bag. A routine for adult audiences. The Wizard, Vol 4, No. 46, April 1951

Culpitt, Frederick: An Original Egg Bag Trick. Egg Bag routine using a signed egg. The Magic Wand, Vol. 16, No. 135, Nov 1927.

Davidson, Robert T.H.: How to Construct a Malini Egg Bag. Magicana Column in Genii Vol. 38, No. 12, No. 117, December 1974.

De Courcy, Ken: Take-A-Trick - The Egg Bag. Ideas and tips for the Egg Bag routine. MagiGram Vol. 2, No. 9, Jan-Feb 1970.

Delaney, George: Scrambled Egg Bag. Production of the individual parts of an egg. Jinx 128, 1941.

Denys, Nelson: Egg Bag Presentation. General routine with patter. The Magic Wand, Vol 21, No. 154, June-Sep 1932.

Deutsch, Gerald: The Egg and the Bag. Using a blown egg and a chicken foot. Genii Vol 28, No. 1 & 2, Sep-Oct 1973.

Eyles, W.H.: Another Egg Bag. A full egg bag routine. The Magic Wand. Vol. 18, No. 143, Oct-Nov 1929.

Ganson, Lewis: A Magician Explains the Egg Bag. Thorough explanation along with how to make one. The Gen, Vol. 10, No. 10, Feb. 1955.

Geddes, Johnny: Chicken-Egg-Bag. Children's routine using a Changing Bag, egg, and a rubber Chicken. The Wizard, Vol. 5, No. 60, Jan 1952.

Geddes, Johnny: Phan-Phare. In the Comedy is My Business section; An egg bag and a scrawny chicken effect for children. Max Andrews' Magic Magazine, Vol 05, No. 1, April 1956.

Gittings, Jack: The Egg Bag. Routine using the Tarbell style bag. Part of the Party for Pamela series. The Magic Wand Vol. 46, No. 256.

Gower, Howard: Hen Bag Again. Routine for the Supreme Hen Bag. MagiGram Vol 10, No 6, Feb 1978.

Guerra, Jose A. (Roxy); Another Egg Bag. A different kind of bag described, with basic working, no routine. Genii, Vol. 16, No. 2, Oct. 1951.

Henrique: Sponge Ball Egg Bag Routine. An add-on for the sucker portion of the traditional egg bag routine. Alakazam Vol 4, No. 7 Jan 1994 (Part of MagiGram magazine)

Hugard, Jean: The Egg Bag. General routine with advice from R.M. Jamison. Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol 01, No. 09, Feb 1944.

Jamison, R.M.: An Egg-Bag Trick. Using Gwynne's box idea (from the March Sphinx) to introduce the eggs. The Sphinx, Vol. XXXIV No. 10, Dec 1935.

Joseph, Eddie: A New Routine With an Old Trick. Egg Bag routine. Max Andrews' Magic Magazine, Volume 2, Number 8, November 1953.

Joseph, Eddie: A New Routine With the Egg Bag. Full routine. The Tops, Vol. 14, April 1949

Joseph, Eddie: Egg Bag. From article on Tricks of East Indian Magicians. The Tops, Vol 20, No. 1, Jan 1955.

Kelly, James: My Routine for Net Egg Bag. With lemon climax. MagiGram, Nov 1977.

Lamonte, Jack: Opening for the Egg Bag Routine. For a children's routine. The Wizard, Vol 5, No. 49, July 1951.

Larsen, Bill: The L.W. Patter and Presentation for the Egg Bag (Part One). Full routine Genii, Vol 18, No. 11, July 1954.

Larsen, Bill: The L.W. Patter and Presentation for the Egg Bag (Parts Two and Three). Full routines Genii, Vol 18, No. 12, Aug 1954.

Lewis, Martin: Senor Mardo Egg Bag. Description and routine. An extract from Lewis' full manuscript. MUM, Feb 2008.

MacGregor, John: Combined Egg Bag. Routine combining several props to include an Egg Bag. The Wizard, Vol. 5, No. 58, Nov. 1952.

Mannix, Jack: Comedy Egg Bag Routine With Patter. For any type of Egg Bag. MUM, Feb 2008.

Marlo, Ed: Egg Bag Routine. Using a Jack Miller Egg bag. MUM Oct 1978.

Marr, Brian: Magic Hat and Wand. Effect using a Fez Egg Bag and a Pop Away wand. Magigram, Vol. 17, No. 1,  Sep 1984.

Marshall, Horace: An Egg Bag Combination Effect. Eggs vanish in a cylinder and appear in an Egg Bag. The Sphinx Vol. 21, No. 10, Dec 1922.

McKeown, Alex: Chameleon Egg Bag. A color-changing Egg Bag. Max Andrews' Magic Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 11, Feb 1954.

McKeown, Alex: Wot, No Pocket?; idea for a different kind of Egg Bag. Max Andrews' Magic Magazine, Volume 3, Number 4, July 1954.

Merlini, Jim: The Egg and the Bag. Part 1 of 2 under Jim's Top Secrets colum, using the Albini style bag. Abracadabra Vol 12 No. 311, Jan 1952. Part two followed in Vol 12, No. 312, Jan 1952.

Miller, P.W.: Egg Bag Routine. Very brief routine summary. New Tops, Vol. 3, No. 2, Feb 1963.

Peterson, Allan: Hen-Fruit Bag. Using a pocketless bag, two celluloid eggs, a plate, and a table with a well. The Magic Wand, Vol. 18, No. 143, Oct-Nov 1929.

Peterson, Allan: Impromptu Egg Bag. Using a handkerchief. The Wizard, Vol 5, No. 55, Aug 1952.

Ravelle & Andre: Crazy Egg Bag Routine. Using a regular bag, egg, and latex items. The Gen, Vol. 6, No. 3, July 1950.

Ravelle & Andre: Eggs-cellent Egg Bag Routine. Uses a bag with a full width pocket; scrawny chicken, etc. The Gen, Vol 8, No. 7, Nov 1952.

Riebe, Wolfgange: Patter for the Egg Bag. Fro    m his Wise-Cracks column. MagiGram, Vol. 26, No. 6, Feb 1994.

Roberts, Arthur H.: Sucker Egg Bag. Basic outline for a routine. The Tops, Vol 2, No. 10, Oct 1937.

Rogers, Buddy: Transpo Egg Bag Climax. Routine for the George Coon/Abbott's Transpo Egg Bag. The Tops, Vol. 14, No. 6, June 1949

Rosinoff, Barkann: Poetic Patter: a routine for the Egg Bag using silks and an egg. The Sphinx, Vol. 30, No. 3, May 1931.

Rigby, Tom: Egg Bag Routine. Uses 11 latex eggs, two egg bags, and a few other props. MagiGram, Vol 13, No. 12, Aug 1981.

Sharpe, Alton: Milano Egg Bag. A short routine with an ungimmicked egg bag. MUM, Feb 2008.

Shaw, Harry G.: Malini's Egg Bag Trick. General outline of Malini's routine, no details. Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol XVIII, No. 10, June 1961.

Simms, Sheldon: Egg Bag Patter. Comedy patter for a routine. The Sphinx, Vol 20, No. 3, May 1921.

Snyder, Henry: An Egg Bag Egg-Splanation. Routine using a hollow and real egg, glass, etc. The Sphinx, Vol. 35, No. 9, Nov 1936.

Spraker, R.D., Jr.: Egg Bag Routine. Briefly described routine with silk and liquid production climax. The Sphinx, Vol 35, No. 3, May, 1936.

Stanyon, Ellis: The Egg Bag. Full routine with patter. Published in Stanyon's Magic, Vol X, No. 6, March 1910.

Stone, Raymond: Improved Egg, Egg Bag and Handkerchief Trick. Borrowed handkerchief is stained but restored. The Sphinx, Vol. 7, No. 8, Oct 1908.

The Great Tally: Egg Bag and Flag Trick. Egg and Flag transposition. The Sphinx, Vol. 7, No. 12, Feb 1909.

Thompson, Harry H.: Hookey Spookems Egg Bag Routine. Uses two egg bags, one ungimmicked. The Magic Wand, Vol. 28, No. 184, Dec 1939.

Wagner, Karl: Safely Speaking. Using an egg bag and small toy cars for a safety message. New Tops, Vol 13, No. 7, July 1973.

Ward, Bob: Bob Ward's Egg Bag Routine. Routine with patter using blown eggs. MagicGram, Vol 5, No. 3, Nov 1972.

Ward, Rob: My Egg Bag Routine. Routine with patter using blown eggs. The Wizard, Vol. 6, No. 65, June 1953.

Wass, Verrall: Egg Bag in Disguise. Alternate ideas for egg bags. The Sphinx Vol. 43. No. 5, July 1944.

White, Joseph: A Pretty Chic(k) Production. Ending for an Egg Bag routine in producing a baby chick. The New Tops, 1963.

Wright, Page and William Larsen: Comedy Magic Egg Bag. Part of the article One Hundred New Magical Ideas. The Sphinx, Vol. 29, No. 12, Feb 1931.

Ziska, Count: Count Ziska and the Egg Bag. Description of the bag with routine described, in the Gems From Loyd's Scrap Book column. Genii, Vol 29, No. 3, Nov. 1964.


Alexander, Scott: Denny Haney Out of the Box. DVD set. Set of four DVDs on the life, legacy and magic of Denny Haney. Includes performance of Denny's Egg Bag routine.

Alexander, Scott: Standing Up On Stage V3 Feature Acts. DVD. Third of 5 DVDs in the series. Includes Malini Egg Bag in full detail.

Carney, John: Up Close & Far Away. 60 minutes, VHS. Performance only with Egg Bag, and more. I don't know if this has ever been re-released.

Cellini: Magic That Can be Performed Anywhere DVD. Includes Joe Karson's Chinese Egg Bag

DeMatos, Luis: The Egg Bag; DVD, including a Malini Style Egg Bag. 1 Hour, 4 mintutes. Includes a live chick finale.

DeSouza, Marc: Master Works of Conjuring, Volume 4. Fully routined and scripted presentations. Volume 4 is The History of Magic Through Performance, and includes full explanation the Egg Bag and more.

Dobson, Wayne: Dobson's Choice - TV Stuff #2 DVD, 1 hour. Another compilation of TV clips from Wayne's hit TV series 'A Kind of Magic'. Includes the Egg Bag performance.

Fedko, John: School of Magic V1, Classics of Magic including the Chinese Egg Bag

Thomas, Garrett: In the Mind of Garrett Thomas Volume 3. DVD. Includes Ball in Bag, where a heavy steel ball appears in a small black bag and vanishes again.

Geer, Brian: Heavy Hitters DVD. Over two hours of magic including an egg bag routine featuring a production of a full glass of water completely surrounded.

Ginn, David: Live Kidbiz (with book). Live performance video and book. Includes Red Plaid Egg Bag.

Greenberg, Ace: Jack Miller's Hold Out Miracles DVD. Meir Yedid Magic. Alan Greenberg teaches his rendition of several of Jack Miller's routines using the Hold Out. Include The Jack Miller Egg Bag Routine, how to improvise a hold out. Also includes archival footage of Jack Miller including his Egg Bag routine.

Haney, Denny: Denny and Lee Performance Video. 55 minute DVD. Live performance at the Wells Theater in Norfolk, Virginia during the mid-nineties. Features performance only of: Denny's Malini Egg Bag and more.

Haney Denny: Workshop - the Egg Bag. Downloadable video by Scott Alexander. Hour long in-depth session as Denny personally teaches you his version of the Malini Egg Bag with all of his own tips, hints and subtleties and hosted by Scott Alexander. 

Harlan, Dan: Pack Small, Play Big - The All Purpose Show (DVD). L&L Publishing. Includes Tee Bag, an egg bag - production routine

Hobson, Jeff: Jeff Hobson Live! A-1 Multimedia. Performance only of Egg Bag routine.

Hobson, Jeff: The Hobson Egg Bag: This is the complete package with Jeff's Egg Bag, 2 specially designed eggs, and an instructional DVD. This is Jeff's variation of the Malini Bag style, with the lining of a different color than the outside of the bag.  (listed also in products section below). Jeff Hobson's Egg Bag.

Johnson, George: Egg Bag History. A short article. The Magic Wand, Vol 25, No. 170, Jun-Sep 1936.

Kelly, James: My Routine For Net Egg Bag. Children's routine.  Magigram. Nov 1977.

Lewis, Martin: Senor Martin Egg Bag DVD. In this video, Martin Lewis explains his affinity for the Senor Mardo Egg Bag (as opposed to the Malini style) and several uses for this great piece of magic.

Lewis, Trevor: The Magic of Trevor Lewis DVD. Lecture, taped live at Mark Leveridge’s 3rd British Close-Up Magic Symposium. Includes Trevor's Egg Bag Routine (Malini)

Myers, Steve: World Famous Malini Egg Bag. Downloadable video. Twenty minute, straight-forward instructional video gets down to the meat of "how to" without the fluff and filler. "Steve dives right into the most important aspects and teaches you the moves using a custom-made egg bag, a highly visible egg, and a specialty birds-eye view, including picture-in-picture multi-angle views." SteveMyersMagic

McComb, Billy: Greater Magic V30. Includes William's Whiskey Egg Bag

Miller, Charlie: Greater Magic V18. Malini Egg Bag (Performance only)

Miller, Charlie and Johnny Thompson: Greater Magic V29: Includes Chinese Cups Egg Bag Segment w/Charlie Miller Routine

Mullica, Tommy: Greater Magic V19: Includes Egg Bag

Palmer, Johnny Ace: Trilogy of Magic 2 DVD Set. Includes The Egg Bag (fast paced for table hopping)

Quick Tricks Series: The Egg Bag.

Smith, Samuel Patrick: Tarbell Egg Bag. VHS Tape. I don't think this is available anymore.

Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient: Funny Magic to Make You a Kid-Show Celebrity. VHS Video. 1995; 60 minutes. SPS Publications. Contains The Egg, the Bag, and the Magic Hat and more

Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient and Kidology DVD. The Magic Ingredient provides info on successful kid shows, including performance and teaching of The Egg, the Bag, and the Magic Hat and more.

Stevens Magic Emporium: Egg Bag Teach In: Part of the Greater Magic Video Library. VHS (1990s); DVD 2005. Includes: Martin Lewis and the Senor Mardo Egg Bag, Tom Mullica's Comedy Egg Bag, Billy McComb's Whisky Egg Bag, and discussion with Charlie Miller and Johnny Thompson on the Malini Egg Bag.

Thompson, Johnny: Magic Made Easy. DVD. Includes Performance Only of the Malini Egg Bag.

Tong, Dan: Dan Tong Finally! 50 Years of Magic Volume 2 DVD, 78 minutes. Includes Malini Egg Bag (in three phases with glass production); and more.

Tong, Dan: Dan Tong Live by Dan Tong and Kozmo Magic DVD, 3 Hours. Includes Egg Bag (Performance Only), Malini Egg Bag with Dan's surprise finish.

White, Bob: Bob White Presents the Malini Egg Bag DVD. 1Hr, 10 Min. Bob teaches the techniques, management and psychology of the Egg Bag.

Wilson, Mark: Mark Wilson Magic Circus DVD Vol 3&4. Performance only videos of the famous Magic Circus Shows. Includes performance of The Egg Bag.

Yedid, Meir: NYCAN 1990 Convention Highlights Video. DVD or Download. Includes a performance by Jay Marshall performing his Egg Bag and Lefty.


Abbott's Magic: Abbott's Egg Bag: These bags feature Abbott's own design and "are the easiest working bags available" according to their catalog. Each comes with a routine featuring a sucker gag. $10. Abbott's also sells an egg holder that can be attached to your jacket, and other egg related items that could be incorporated into an act.

Abbott's Magic: Abbott's Sock Egg Bag. An egg bag that looks like a Christmas Stocking. Mouth is 8" across and the sock is 14" long.

Ambituious Card (Frank Starsnic):
Malini Style Egg Bag. In red or black. Includes a specially designed indicator to help the magician orient the bag, which is especially helpful in dim light. Comes with either Ron Bauer's Siamese Goose Eggbag routine or an Egg-Actly Egg. $59

Bacon Magic: Premium Egg Bag. Tarbell style egg bag with wooden egg and online instructions. 18x21cm. Built in circle of imperceptible "decorative" stitches in the corner with the gimmick so you can easily identify the position of the gimmick by touch.

Bazar de Magia
: Malini Egg Bag. Includes realistic wooden egg, step by step photo instructions, black soft rugged loose material "Malini"-style egg bag, plus Trevor Lewis' "Sunday Egg" routine. Now with DVD by Iñaki Zabaletta.

Baxt, Robert: Baxt's Bag & Bottle Baffler. The "no egg egg bag". Routine uses a Crown Royal bag and a bottle of Aspirin. Includes gimmicked bottle, hand-sewn bag with unique feature, and DVD.

Berland, Sam: Tipsy Egg Bag. Produce multiple drinks from one bag. With illustrations from Mickey O'Malley. Early 1970's.

Busby, Jeff & Lynn: Sterling Egg Bag. Woolen plaid bag with 25 page instruction book. Advertised in the early 1980's.

Crosewl Magic: Deluxe Devil's Hank. Not really an Egg Bag, but a useful addition for an Egg Bag act. Specially gimmicked handkerchief to vanish or switch objects. This model has two compartments for multiple object switches without coming into contact with each other. Upper corners have "feelers" sewn in to aid handling. 18" square, with an old world style map print. No instructions. $33 Crosewl Magic

Eggs: Various. Most magic shops will carry various wooden, plastic, and sometimes even real (hollowed) eggs for use with the Egg Bag. Some examples:
Eggsactly Eggs are made from real eggs but emptied and hardened and available in small, medium, and large size.
Alan Wong's Sponge Egg

Empire Magic:

Fab Magic:
Malini Style Egg Bag. Comes with realistic feke egg and photo-illustrated instructions. Expertly hand-sewn. Measures approximately 8 by 8.5 inches. About $25
Egg Mag - FAB: Bag has a see through front, yet the egg can vanish and reappear. Bags are expertly sewn by FAB Magic Co. Complete with egg and routine. $22.

Funtime Magic
: Funtime Magic of India makes a variety of egg bags (see also Uday).
Hen Bag. Starts as a normal egg bag effect with a small black bag and an egg. At the climax, the bag transforms into a comical black, white, red and yellow hen puppet, more than twice as large as the normal bag.
Jurassic Egg Bag. Similar to the Hen Bag, but larger and more colorful. Green bag transforms into a large dinosaur puppet. With bag, egg, and instructions
Production Egg Bag. Looks similar to a regular egg bag, but allows 5 eggs to be produced from the bag. One corner of the bag has a diagonally cut hole fitted with a transparent net. The bag is held in one hand, and with a little shake an egg appears inside that is visible through the netted hole. The egg is removed and put on the table over a plate. The moves are repeated and another egg" appears. Similarly, three more eggs are produced. You get the detailed instructions and the specially constructed bag, with five plastic eggs. 
Regular Egg Bag. No details on construction or material. Comes with bag, egg, and basic instructions.
Ultimate Egg Bag. Similar to regular egg bags, but with a clear net front, allowing the egg to be visible at all times.
Zipper Egg Bag. Much like a normal egg bag, but the zipper on the bottom can be opened to form a tube, showing the bag "really" empty. With bag, egg, and routine.

Fabric Manipulation (Lynetta Welch) Silk Legacy Malini Egg Bag. Creation from Max Malini, improved by Charlie Miller and perfected by Johnny Thompson. Made from the "perfect" silk fabric of ideal weight and thickness, enabling the egg to slide easily, yet allowing for minimal "bulge." 7" wide x 8" long.
Silk Legacy Holdout Bag. Same design as the Malini Egg Bag, but not gimmicked. Can be secretly exchanged for examination.
Tarbell Egg Bag. In multiple plaid color combinations. 8x9".
Mardo Egg Bag. in Red Scotch Plaid.

Fedko, John: Hard Boiled Ultimate Egg Bag DVD and Props. (also listed in Video Section above). John Fedko teaches a comedy routine (with sucker portion) suitable for a single person or a large audience. Includes a 20 minute DVD and an Egg Bag.

Fisher, Cody: Cody's Comedy Egg Bag. With book, custom egg bag, and egg. Comedy routine for kids and adults. Was over $100 when available.

Grant, U.F.: Climax Egg Bag, MAK Magic. This was an egg bag and routine in which the Egg Bag, when turned inside out, looked like a chicken

Haney, Denny: Master Egg Bag from Scott Alexander. Bags are hand crafted from the finest silk Crepe de Chine Faille and came with the Roto-Cast Myers Egg that Denny personally endorsed,which is the same feel and weight as a "blown egg," but with none of the fragility.

Hobson, Jeff:
The Hobson Egg Bag: This is the complete package with Jeff's Egg Bag, 2 specially designed eggs, and an instructional DVD. This is Jeff's variation of the Malini Bag style, with the lining of a different color than the outside of the bag. $149 (listed also in video section above). Jeff Hobson's Egg Bag.

Ickle Pickle Tarbell Egg Bag. Resembles a Mardo egg bag with high pocket placement. Pocket is heat sealed.Also, the
Climax Egg Bag
. I'm not positive but I believe this is the one where at the end of the routine, the bag is unfolded into a cloth chicken!

Lewis, Martin: Senor Mardo Egg Bag. The Senor Mardo Egg bag as featured in Martin Lewis' DVD, and sewn by Gladys Lewis, 8x9". Martin Lewis states, "I believe them to be the most practical and deceptive egg bag available."

Magic Inc.: Malini Egg Bag: The classic black silken egg bag. Ken Brooke has written an excellent book on this bag (see book references).

Matos, Luis de: The Egg Bag. Malini Style egg bag with one hour DVD and details on a live chick production climax.

Meyer, Steve: The Malini Egg. Hand cast by Steve. "Proper size not too big and not too small; excellent flow in the bag; no seams to hide; perfectly smooth; won't peel or chip." Available with or without hole, and also available as a brown egg
The Malini Egg Bag: constructed in a special way with the perfect material to make the magic happen. Exemplifies the craftsmanship you wish for and the durability you need. Available in black, navy, or green.
Final Shot. Liquid production for the climax of your egg bag routine. No-leak, no-spill lid with an included shot glass and basic instructions. SteveMyersMagic

Mikame Egg Bag by Mikame: The Mikame bag is of the Malini style, at least in materials, being made as a drawstring bag of super soft, pliable cloth. The cloth is patterned for deception. Includes a lacquered, blown egg. $35. Mikame also makes a clever MC Egg Bag Scarf designed for use by MC's (show hosts)! Mikame Magic

Neilsen Magic: Abdul's Fez. This is an egg bag in the form of a Fez Hat. I have one, and it is great. The Neilsen wooden eggs are great also.  Included two booklets: Abdul's Fez by Eric Lewis and Abdul and His Egg by Wilfred Tyler. (click for image: Abdul's Fez)

Pilsworth, Chris: PB&E. Paper Bag & Egg, a version of the egg bag using paper lunch-bags. Durable bags last for hundreds of uses. Includes two ceramic eggs, and online video instructions.

S.S. Adams Egg Bag: I don't know what this is made of.

Steven's Magic: Senor Mardo Egg Bag. This is a well made Sterling type bag with some differences. Heat sealed pocket. It comes highly recommended. $32.50 Martin Lewis Home Page; or Steven's Magic

Sterling Magic Co.: Sterling Deluxe Egg Bag. 10"x11", Wool plaid cloth. $25

Surpeme Magic Co.: Ian Adair's Chef's Hat Egg Bag. White hat fits average child, for use in cooking related Egg Bag routines with lightweight egg, plastic fried egg. Advertised in 1988.

Supreme Magic Co.: Supreme Hen Bag. Edwin Hooper; bag changes to a Hen. Advertised in the Mid 1980's.

Supreme Magic Co.: Uncle Charlie's Night Cap. Eric and Margeret Hawkesworth developed knitted woolen cap, with three eggs. Late 1970's.

Supreme Magic Co.: Xmas Stocking. An egg bag made as a Christmas Stocking. Advertised in the late 1960's.

Tarbell Egg Bag. The original Tarbell bag was made of Plaid material, with the pocket 1/2 way down. There are multiple manufacturers making these.

The Essel Magic: Mr. Magic Ultimate Egg Bag. Mesh style egg bag with plastic eggs.
Mr. Magic Egg Bag Zipper. Red Velvet.

Tirofog, Inc.: Eggs-Actly Blown Eggs. These eggs are real eggs that are internally coated for durability. They are available in a variety of sizes including small, medium, large, extra-large, and jumbo. The solid eggs are intended for Egg Bag routines, but they are also available with a hole to be used for the Egg-To-Silk production routines.$12.50 Tirofog, Inc.

Tong, Pauline: Tarbell Egg Bags; Malini Egg Bag. Maker of high quality Tarbell Egg Bags with a fully stitched pocket $25, and a traditional silky smooth Malini Egg Bag $

Tannen's Magic: Transparent Egg Bag: A net bag allows the bag to be seen into, yet an egg can still appear.

Uday: Egg Bag Deluxe, Ultimate, and Zipper: Uday Magic (India) manufactures three different Egg Bags (see also Funtime Magic of India). The Deluxe is a plaid cloth bag. The Uday catalog states, "the secret is so well hidden it can be done close-up." The Ultimate Egg Bag has a fine mesh nylon net on one side (black on the other) so the egg can be seen when it is dropped in the bag. Yet the egg still vanishes when desired. Finally, Uday also makes a Zipper egg bag, in which the bottom can be opened by a zipper so the bag can be viewed empty all the way through. About $6 each. Uday's Magic World

Vampire Magic (Max Andrews): Productive Egg Bag. Net egg bag with the ability to produce many eggs. Advertised in the early 1950's.

Various: Chinese Egg Bag. This is an inexpensive straw mat. The mat is folded in half, and an egg dropped in. The egg disappears, but can be removed from the mat whenever desired. In the versions that I am familiar with, the mat is not gimmicked, but rather the egg. About $4.

Viking Mfg. Co.: Gem Mfg. Egg Bag. Designed by John Pomeroy of Gem Mfg, now produced by Viking Magic. Red bag with zipper bottom and 20pg instructions. 9.5x10.5".

Viking Mfg. Co.: Malini Egg Bag. Viking's description states in part, "You will delight in the quality of the stitching, the luxurious feel of the wrinkle-resistant black material and the precise nature of our design which makes this bag work right EVERY TIME!" 7.5x8.25"; does not come with an egg (Malini bags use a blown egg). 

Windsor, Tommy: Golden Egg Bag. Routine with bags - the bags look like Money Bags, labeled "Jacobs Banking and Trust", with patter by George McAthy. Was advertised in the late 1960's, early 70's. Listed at Lee Jacob's Productions