Joe Marsh’s Novelty Juggling Tricks – Volume 1

Joe Marsh was a well-known British juggler famous for inventing the Golf Club Balance Trick, which you can see below.

You can see Joe performing in the follow video, taken from the film Follow A Star (1959).

Joe Marsh juggling in ‘Follow A Star’ 1959

Joe was also a cartoonist and loved to create cartoons and sketches of obscure juggling tricks. I have a large collection of these that appeared in the Juggler’s Bulletins and IJA Newsletters during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Today I want to share some with you from some IJA Newsletters from 1966. It would be interesting to hear from anyone who learns any of these tricks as a result of seeing them described here.

The Spinning Egg Trick

Here’s a video of Olivier Caignart performing this trick.

And here is a brief video showing IJA Founder Roger Montandon doing the trick.

The Blocks and Vase Routine

You can see a version of this trick performed by Daniel Holzman below.


The Whirligig

The Bottle, Stick, and Plates Trick

You can see this trick performed by Helena Rosi by clicking here.

David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 16 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of twenty-six books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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