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Topic: Moth in Wallet - anyone know of this?
Message: Posted by: deadcatbounce (Sep 3, 2007 12:10PM)
Years ago, I had this little thing in my wallet which was good for a few laughs..
Basically, it was a piece of concertina-ed tissue paper tied in the middle with what I think was maybe a horse hair, about maybe 4 or 5" long.. When you opened the wallet, the horse hair was rolled between the thumb and the inside of the wallet, and it looked like the moth was fluttering about 2 or 3 inches above the wallet. It cost next to nothing, and I got mine from Keith Bennet in the UK about 18 years ago. I've never seen anything like it again. He couldn't get them afte a time.. and I forgot all about it....
Anyone got any info on this little throwaway gag?


Message: Posted by: NJJ (Sep 3, 2007 10:53PM)
I made this up with a flying, elastic band butterfly with the wings replaced with white paper.

Open the wallet and a moth flies out.
Message: Posted by: harris (Sep 4, 2007 08:55AM)
Greeting card companies sell a butterfly that is wound up and flies...

Could be adapted to look more like a moth.

Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Sep 4, 2007 09:46AM)
Corona has many moths in his wallet.
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Sep 4, 2007 03:59PM)
I think Stephen Tucker does something like you described. You can get them here:


They're called "Money Moth" and cost ten pounds.

Btw, I have no connection with this shop.
Message: Posted by: Corona Smith (Sep 4, 2007 04:09PM)
On 2007-09-04 10:46, Matt Colman wrote:
Corona has many moths in his wallet.

Message: Posted by: tnscot (Sep 5, 2007 11:32AM)
I was working on a moth to wallet routine, but the Merc f*ld was way too messy.
Message: Posted by: tnscot (Sep 24, 2007 12:43PM)
Oh, come on....that was funny and you know it.
Message: Posted by: deadcatbounce (Sep 24, 2007 01:05PM)
Sure.. it's a real rib-tickler, that one...I'd be surprised if Jay Sankey hasn't jotted it down to use it as a future throwaway line. He's ALWAYS Merc f*lding - every time I see him.. if it's not that, he's d/lifting while he eats, talks, and sleeps.


Tem Fenton... I tried the Steven Tucker site, but there seems to be a problem with it. However, it seems likely you pinpointed the right thing. I'll contact him directly.


Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Oct 5, 2007 01:28PM)
DCB, just click on the link I posted and on the left hand side of the home page, click on tricks. Then use the search function to find "money moth".

Message: Posted by: deadcatbounce (Oct 9, 2007 04:17PM)

This is the message I get when I follow your instructions.. I'm using Firefox... I'll try the old browser...

Tks again!
Message: Posted by: GeorgePrikkel (Oct 27, 2007 07:44AM)
Hi DeadCat,

You can make this yourself. I used toliet paper and thin guage wire for a guitar which I blued (made black) with gun blue-ing stuff.

Good luck!

Message: Posted by: deadcatbounce (Oct 27, 2007 08:36AM)
Sounds like a good idea... I just happen to have a few dozen used guitar strings in my music box..I'll go and give it a try..

Message: Posted by: Vibono Magic (Nov 7, 2007 01:44AM)
Magic Vision in here in sweden used to have such an item. it operated with one hand. II don't know were you could get it now as they are out of bussnes but tyr to contact Stefan Schutser (the UFC gut) as he was one of the owners of this bussnes