Joseph, Eddie: How to Pick Pockets
©1940 Abbott's Magic Novelty Co., Colon, MI
Softcover, stapled manuscript, 8.5x11", 30 pages
How to Pick Pockets
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Eddie Joseph: How to Fix Pick Pockets



4 To Whom It May Concern (Eddie Joseph): "The information in this manuscript is being given for the sole use of Magicians, for entertainment only."

5 Contents
6 Introduction
9 The Theory and Fundamental Principle of Pickpocketing
12 The Practice of Pickpocketing
13 To Steal Handkerchief From Outer Breast Pocket (Three Methods)
13 - First Method
14 - Second Method
14 - Third Method
15 To Steal Pen or Pencil From Outer Breast Pocket
16 To Steal Pen or Pencil From Inside Breast Pocket
17 Stealing Articles From Inner Breast Pocket
18 Stealing From the Outer Coat Pocket
20 To Steal From the Hip Pocket
20 Stealing a Wrist Watch and Strap
23 Stealing Sock Suspenders - Garters
23 Stealing Trousers Suspenders - Braces
24 Between You And Me
26 Delivering the Goods
29 How to Rehearse Pickpocketing
30 A Few Words of Advice