Effect: The magician displays three Mummies in three different shades of wood (a very light pine, a slightly darker mahogany, and a very dark teak). The Mummies are handed over to a spectator, along with a polished wooden coffin. The performer turns his back or leaves the room. The spectator is instructed to place any Mummy they fancy into the coffin, close it, and place the coffin on the table. The other two Mummies are concealed by the spectator, so that there is no clue as to which Mummy was placed into the coffin.
The performer turns back around or re-enters the room and amazingly, the performer reveals the mummy that was placed inside the coffin without ever touching or even going near it!
Can be repeated with equal results! Easy to do!
No secret helpers used. A one person effect.
The method is extremely clever!