1989 Edition Olms Reprint
232 pages (Hardcover), published by Edition Olms
Illustrated with drawings
Language: German
250 entries
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Vorwort
Wilhelm Widenmann Vorwort
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenschule chapter intro to part one
Die Volte mit zwei Händen several handlings (similar to Decremps), also as half pass
Die Volte mit einer Hand speed suggestion: at least twenty-five to thirty passes per minute
Die Renommier-Volte one-handed flourish pass
Das Filieren der Karten
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Chicagoer Kartendruckerei end grip, for one or multiple cards, with display choreography
Das Schleifen der Karten
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Forcieren der Karten with psychology
One-Way Deck short comment
Table Spread Force brief, force card a bit more exposed
Das Escamotieren einer Karte
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Maskiertes Escamotieren selection palmed into right hand from top of left-hand packet as right-hand packet is replaced
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Auflegen der Karten
Abzählen der Karten faced deck, spectator names number, as force
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Kolorieren der Karten
The american strong trick
Also published here 16
Abziehen einer Karte The Slip, from top to bottom or from center to bottom
Also published here 17
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster La carte échappée transferring a card to bottom half via The Slip
Falsches Mischen tabled cuts in multiple packets that retain cyclical order, methods for up to five packets
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I. Methode for single card
Also published here 20
II. Methode greek shuffle
Also published here 20
III. Methode confusing description
Also published here 21
Umschlagen einer Karte air-pressure turnover
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Das desertierte und wiedereingefangene Ass four Aces shown and lost in deck by spectator, one Ace disappears and travels to spectator's pocket, Diamond spot card masks as Ace with other pips covered by other Aces
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Die vier Asse auf Reisen
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster On Accidental Convincers
Das bezauberte Messer spectator stabs knife into shuffled deck, performer names card, bottom card slipped into position
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Einzig unfehlbare Manier, um vom Publikum gemerkte Karten zu erraten strange force of fourth card from top
Prof. Robertson Prof. Robertsons Ring- und Kartenkunststück card tied between two chairs, borrowed finger ring appears threaded on loop through hole in card
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Die unsichtbare Reise eines Thalers deck of cards placed on glass, coin vanishes and appears in glass or penetrates deck
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradi's Kartenwanderung red cards folded into paper and sealed, card from black half chosen, travels into red half
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Könige, Damen und Buben picture cards shuffled and placed underneath handkerchief, performer produces all Kings, Queens and Jacks without looking, two methods
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Card Punch on Pull in sleeve
Dummy Card in Handkerchief faking presence of deck while it is switched
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Non plus ultra several cards chosen, placed under handkerchief, then shuffled into deck, found by performer, cards punched on the fly
Noli me tangere several cards on table, spectators turn cards end for end and performer identifies which ones, one-way punch mark
Die magische Sehkraft cards given to blindfolded performer are named by him
Verschwinden und Wiedererscheinen einer Karte card vanishes from deck and appears on back of spectator or performer
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Der Zuschauer als Kartenkünstler spectator touches card named by performer in face-down fan, under-the-fan force with bottom card dragged to other side
Citrone und Karte burned card appears in chosen lemon
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Magician's Choice equivoque for three objects
Die geheimnisvolle Verbindung card appears at chosen number, duplicate and double-count, two methods
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Die wandernden Karten four selections are returned to different positions, yet appear next to each other in deck
Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen deck behind back, performer names one card after the other, two handlings
Nennen zweier Karten deck cut in two piles, performer names top two cards
Nennen mehrerer gezogener Karten cards chosen, then deck switched and cards returned, cards identified because they are twice in deck or because one deck is short
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Karten-Changements two cards underneath separate hats or plates transpose, three methods:
  • I. duplicate
  • II. pseudo duplicate by covering a pip (Conradi-Horster)
  • III. double facers
Nennen der obersten Karte im Spiel performer names top card of shuffled deck multiple times
Die Verwandlung einer Karte
Prädestinieren remember and forget with one spectator and additional prediction in double envelope
Die von drei Personen gedachten Karten erraten zu können three spectators each think of one of three cards, performer divines them
Das mysteriöse Couvert card in nest of envelopes, free choice with envelope index
Card Vanish at Position spectator remembers card and its position, when re-counted it is no longer there or switched
Das Wiederfinden zweier Karten matrix-layout, magician's choice of two cards
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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Prof. Hofzinser's Geheimnis "Die isolierte Karte", spectator locates card via matrix-layout of deck on table and magician's choice
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Gleich und gleich gesellt sich gern performer and spectator each chose a card from a different deck, they match
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Hypnose card chosen and inserted anywhere in a book, card and page number predicted, alternative method with forcing book by Conradi
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Verwandlung der vier Point-Acht-Karten four spectators each take a card, they're the Eights, those then change to Sevens and the Eights are back in the deck, impromptu double-enders
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Des indischen Marabuts Sehergabe three numbers named and cards counted to, numbers and cards predicted, prepared envelope, faced deck
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Der Triumph der Magie one of four cards, "is your card in this pile?"
Kunststück à la Cumberland three cards removed by spectators and placed in handkerchief, predicted on three billets in goblet, they travel back into deck, billet index
Das Erraten einer gedachten Karte spectator remembers card and its position
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Der Kartensprung card face-down on table, deck dropped on it, card jumps face-up to top of deck
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Die wandernden Bilderkarten Jacks, Queens and Kings placed in three packets on table, they change into Eights, Nines and Tens
Der Kunstschütze pip is shot out of card in air with pistol
Das mysteriöse Taschentuch two cards in handkerchief transpose with two cards outside, duplicates
Die Macht des Goldes spectator places coin on card, it's the selection, two methods
Die beiden Unzertrennlichen two selections appear next to each other, two methods
Das magnetische Kartenspiel needle in skin
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Rouge et Noir card riffled through are all red, then all black, small incomplete faro condition for impromptu svengali deck principle
Der Karten-Herkules
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die erzwungene Wahl selection at named number
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Double Deal top and bottom removed simultaneously at penultimate count and bottom card dropped on deck so it appears at next number
Der Karten-Jongleur card balances on hat or elsewhere, thread
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Chemische Reparaturanstalt card marked on both ends and cut in half, one half burnt and found in nest of envelope
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Die Kartenbrücke long spread between hands that defies gravity, hidden rubber thread
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster The Flying Card card thrown in air comes back, on thread tied to ceiling
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das wunderbare Umdrehen einer Karte mitten im Spiele selection turns over in deck, duplicate
Eine Karte am Gewicht zu erkennen selection found by carefully weighing cards one by one
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kartenturm severals cards placed upright on table to tower/house
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Prof. Hofzinser's letzter Gedanke four or five selection penetrate handkerchief at once
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Mundus vult decipi card appears at named number with re-dealing strategy, Menetekel deck without short cards
Also published here 77
Card to Spectator's Pocket Menetekel deck without short cards
Die an die Thür genagelte Karte deck thrown at door and selection remains nailed there with thumbtack
Der allwissende Künstler four selections shuffled into deck, piles made and selection choses pile with selections
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Hellseher several spectators chose cards and seal them in envelopes, performer divines the cards inside, marked envelopes
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Die Karte im Pokal glass goblet covered, card vanishes from deck and appears in glass
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Per Blitzzug! card vanishes from deck and reappears in spectator's pocket
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Loading Spectator's Pocket during previous trick
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Psychological Force showing one card a bit longer
Die Tuchfabrik card produced from playing card
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die verschwundene Karte card selected and returned out of hands, yet it disappears from deck
Der Bube als "enfant terrible" four cards selected, they're the Eights, Eights held by spectator, four other cards placed on table, Eights returned into deck, cards on table turn out to be three Eights and a Jack, jack transformed into missing Eight and four Jacks produced from pocket
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Das Mädchen für Alles in Gestalt eines Kartenspieles combination of effects from book
  • 1. Die magische Sehkraft
  • 2. Die Kartenwage
  • 3. performer repeatedly names card where spectator cuts to
  • 4. Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen
  • 5. Das Sortier-Etui (removing named cards from pocket)
  • 6. Das unsichtbare, geheimnisvolle Uhrwerk
  • 7. performer can always cut at a King (four Kings crimped)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Mathematische oder Berechnungs-Kunststücke chapter intro to part 3
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenwage performer names number of cards in cut-off pile, with patter
Gerade oder ungerade performer knows if cut-off pile has odd or even number of cards, red-black alternating
Nil homini certum est cards openly separated in suits and dealt out twice, they're separated again, performer can do it and spectator only when performer wants him to, four cards secretly palmed in or out for that
Also published here 90
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neueste Methode, Karte zu erraten Stebbins type stack with 32 cards
Die unzertrennlichen Könige und Damen Kings and Queen in pile cut, dealt into two piles, they come out in pairs
Das Kartenquadrat dealing a square with all Sevens, Eights, Nines and Tens so that no values repeat in rows or columns
Erraten mehrerer Karten durch ein gewisses Schema
Der Erraten mehrerer Karten Jacks, Queens, Kings and Aces are dealt out repeatedly in square formation, but it is not clear to what purpose
Vingt-un Twenty-One Card Trick, but card is at the end palmed out and an envelope with a duplicate from an envelope index presented
Erraten von Karten durch Quadrate with square layout on table and four, five, six or seven spectators
Der Gedächtniskünstler card taken out, spectator reads off remaining cards, performer names missing card, clocking mod 10 but with only thirty-two cards
Variations 100
Die rätselhafte Harmonie spectator choses same card as other spectator, key card
Eine Karte am Geruch erkennen locating a card because of its smell, key card
Das Wiederfinden der Karten two cards are lost and found, divided deck, either red-black or odd-even
Den Gesamtwert dreier unbekannten Karten zu nennen piles made, sum of three cards named at the end
Der mysteriöse Kartenkreis card chosen from clock dial layout with counting procedure
Die geflohenen und wieder eingefangenen Haremsdamen three Queens placed on top, bottom and center, all together after cut, also two methods for four Queens, in one of which all four come back to the top
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Das magische Trio one card palmed from the start
Die künstliche Reihenfolge deck dealt out with down-under deal in new deck order as climax to card performance, for 32 or 52 cards
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Die geheimnisvollen Würfel
  • two dice thrown and sum counted to repeatedly until deck is divided in two halves, they're separated in red and black
  • red and black separation by performer without dice but crimp or punch instead
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Prädestinationsgabe two decks, spectator remembers one and its position in one deck, then he counts down in second deck from position to previously predicted number, selection is there
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Das mathematische Mischen deck shuffled by a (real) controlled Charlier Shuffle type procedure, with tables how the order changes, 32 or 52 cards
Das mathematische Mischen - 1. first application, ten cards shuffled, yet they stay in order, using shuffle that recycles after seven executions
Das mathematische Mischen - 2. second application, two cards chosen among ten card packet and then located
Das mathematische Mischen - 3. third application, position of top card named after three "shuffles"
Das mathematische Mischen - 4. fourth application, deck "shuffled" two times, then card at any position named
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster On Memorized Deck & Applying Controlled Shuffle using the controlled shuffle to set-up for "Die künstliche Reihenfolge"
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Gezwungene Wahl magician's choice from 32 cards and layout on table
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Das Umzählen on the reverse counting of decks and packets
Variations 124
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die präparierten Karten on gaffed cards, chapter intro to chapter four
Die gleichen Karten forcing decks, one-way up to four-way
Die präparierten Kartenspiele chapter intro
Das breitbeschnittene Spiel short deck
Das langbeschnittene Spiel narrow deck
Das schräg oder conisch beschnittene Spiel stripper deck, red black application, also all four suits
Das gezeichnete Kartenspiel
Das zweifach präparierte Kartenspiel deck with more than one preparation, marked and stripper for example
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Präparationen en passant chapter intro
Deutsche Methode punch mark
Amerikanische Methode nail nick
Italienische Methode crimp along center, single card or full deck
Französische Methode corner crimp
Natürliche Methode observing irregularities in back design
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Kartenpräparationen, welche auf optischen Täuschungen beruhgen chapter intro
Eine Point-Drei-Karte verwandelt sich in ein Ass multi-pip principle
Point-Vier verwandelt sich in Point-Sechs multi-pip principle
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Point-Sieben verwandelt sich in Point-Acht multi-pip principle with ungaffed Seven that changes to Eight
Die Doppelkarte
Prof. M. Verbeck Professor Verbecks "Tolle Neune" double facer with multi-pip principle
Also published here 134
Die Chamäleon-Karten fan of four cards transforms multiple times, divided cards
Französische Verwandlungskarte three Fives change into Aces, kind of wide-spread divided cards
Vierfache Verwandlungskarte quartet gaff to change Queen to all four suits
Geteilte Karten a) diagonally divided cards
b) horizontally divided cards
"Das Verwandlungsspiel" deck shown normal, than it changes into duplicates of one picture card, than another, then back to normal
Die neue Eckkarte corner torn off, thrown back and it visibly restores
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Verkleinerungskarte single card shrinks and vanishes
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Einfache Bilder-Klappkarte
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Die mechanische Eckkarte corner torn off, thrown back and it visibly restores, mechanical
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Die neue vierfache Verwandlungskarte card changes three times
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Die mannigfache Verwandlungskarte card changes into anything, like a flower
Die Karte in der Flasche bottle covered and in spectator's hands, selection appears inside, folding card
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Die Riesenkarte card triples in size
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Die Bilderschiebekarte "Carreau-Dame verwandelt der Künstler in Pique-Dame"
with sliding section inside card
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Das sich viermal verwandelnde Ass card changes into all four Aces with sliding mechanism inside card
Die Haarkarte
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Pique-Drei verwandelt sich in Pique-Ass Three changes to Ace with sliding mechanism inside card
Pique-Zwei verwandelt sich in Coeur-Zwei Two of Spades changes to Two of Hearts with sliding mechanism inside card
Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill performer shoots at card and it has a hole
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Coeur-Ass verwandelt sich in Pique-Ass Ace of Hearts changes into Ace of Spades with sliding mechanism inside card
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Coeur-Zehn verwandelt sich in Pique-Zehn Ten of Hearts changes into Ten of Spades with ten small flaps
Japans Blumenflor card to spring flower
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Neueste Verwandlungskarte card changed into other card that is ungaffed since a cover slide is palmed off
Related toVariations 150
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die neue dreifache Verwandlungskarte card changes two times, ends with unprepared card since a cover slide is palmed off
Inspired byRelated to 151
Die Verwandlungs- und Verkleinerungskarte Queen changes in a Jack, shrinks to half its size and vanishes
Die mysteriöse Verbindung deck vanishes (via pull in sleeve) and is reproduced from spectator's pocket as a festoon with all cards tied to a string
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel three methods, second one by Conradi
Ein Tuch verwandelt sich in ein Kartenspiel silk to deck of cards
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die alte und neue Tintenkarte ink changes to clear water, a card is used to proof that it's ink
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kartenwürfel playing card change to three-inch die
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Reise durch den Cylinderhut card penetrates top hat
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Un Billet d'amour card chosen, letter comes from mailman from back of audience, it is transformed into selection
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Eine Spielkarte verwandelt sich in eine Blancokarte card to blank card
Mysteriöse Transformation Nine of Diamonds changes to Ace of Diamonds in hand of spectator, eight of the pips consist of red powder that is shaken off
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Der geheimnisvolle Cylinderhut three cards are burnt and fired with pistol against top hat where they reappear
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Die Kartendressur
Die Spiegelkarte deck thrown against mirror, it breaks and card appears on mirror, mirror is repaired
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Die Degenkarten
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Das sich in Blumen verwandelnde Kartenspiel deck to spring flower bouquet
Das Thalerkartenspiel deck put on glass, coin borrowed and it penetrates deck and drops into glass
Die springenden Karten cards jump or rise out of (gaffed) deck
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Apparate und sonstige Hilfsmittel zur Vorführung von Kartenkunststücken chapter intro for chapter five
Vertauschen eines Kartenspieles vermittelst Servante deck switch with servante behind chair
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Vertauschen eines Kartenspieles vermittelst Klammer deck switch using holder at body
Das Sortier-Etui
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Das Kartenkästchen card box with second bottom
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Amerikanischer Kartenrahmen sand frame
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster In fremder Hand verschwindende Karten cards disappear into tray
Der Kartenspiegel card vanishes on mirror, card with mirror on back
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die thatsächlich verschwindende Karte card pull into sleeve
Magische Zaubercigarre
Die Kartencigarre card vanishes in the hands, miniature card reappears at end of cigar, it then grows to normal size
Kartenfang in der Luft catching cards at end of wand
Die Kartenscheibe deck thrown on board by spectator, selection remains stuck on board
Variations 185
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster "Der Deutsche Reichsadler" deck thrown on board with bird drawing by spectator, selection remains stuck on board
Inspired by 186
Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)
Also published here 186
Der Kartenleuchter card appears in flame of candle
Magnetischer Kartenspiegel only selection adheres to mirror
Die Diogenes-Laterne card appears in small lantern
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Karten- und Ei-Balance egg and upright card balanced on wand, card with needle inside
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Der Teufelskopf devil's head mask on which cards appear
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Der Kartenstern five cards appear at end of star apparatus
Variations 191
Der Kartendegen
Die Blumenvase flower bouquet, card appear on it
Durchdringen der Materie glass covered with deck of cards, coin invisible thrown towards glass, it lands inside, clockwork
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Der grosse Kartenrahmen in frame appear cards, plate, rings, ...
Die Kartenvoltigé card fountain at stand, selection appears at the end
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenfontaine in-the-hands
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Die Mohrenwäsche card placed in glass with plate on top and borrowed handkerchief, smoke blown towards glass, smoke appears in glass, card is now blank and its image on the borrowed handkerchief
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kobold in der Flasche card jumps out of bottle
Mysteriöses Glaskästchen card appears in transparent glass case
Stuhl und Karten three selections appear at back of chair
Karten-Etui deck placed in a case vanishes or transforms into silk, etc.
Das bezauberte Karten-Foulard deck placed on (gaffed) plate, selections shoot out of deck (really plate)
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Die Kartenpresse money press for cards
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das fliegende Kartenhäuschen ohne Bedeckung card house built out of seven chosen card, it vanishes from one tray and reappears on another
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Séparation mystérieuse pips vanish from cards (leaving blank cards) and appear on glass sheet
Der Kartensteiger in der Hand
Das geheimnisvolle, unsichtbare Uhrwerk half the deck cut out so the center cards can rise from deck
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The Cards that Cannot be Replaced cards that are replaced slide out again by themselves
Einfacher Kartensteiger deck shell
Der Kartensteiger im Glase
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Das Blumenbouquet als Kartensteiger cards rise out of flower bouquet
Der automatische Kartensteiger houlette
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neuester Kartensteiger four selection, corner torn off one, first picture card rises and its picture moves on the card, second rises reversed and visible reverses, third card is blank card and visible prints itself, fourth card with missing corner, corner visibly restores
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Die vier behexten Karten same as reference with slightly different gaffs
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Mysteriöses Kartensteigen cards rise out of deck and float in air
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenmagneta two selections, deck in a glass, one selection rises out of deck and floats to other glass and in midair changes to second selection
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Der magnetische Zauberstab selected card jumps out of deck
Die dressierte Karte card rises or jumps out of envelope
Der Kartensteiger mit Uhrwerk clockwork rising card deck
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Facilis descensus Averno reads impractical
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Eine Imitation
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Der Kartenrahmen cards appear on sheet of framed glass
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Grosses Kartenmanöver Jacks, Queens and Kings travel and transpose with two plates, heavily gaffed
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Der Degen im Frieden card stabbed on floor, control with short deck and deck switch
Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant card shuffled back by spectator, yet it appears on top
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Verschwinden einer gezogenen Karte in ein zehnfach verschlossenes Couvert card to envelope, freely chosen card an card-in-envelope index
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Card Vanish under Handkerchief card vanishes from deck under handkerchief by gripping reversed stripper card with handkerchief when removing it
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Übertragung der Gedanken von einer Person auf die andere card appears in mirror writing on slate, comedy connection of spectators with rope on foreheads
Abrakadabra deck thrown in air and selection caught on plate
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Experto credite! named card is missing from new and sealed deck, with risky psychological force, out with card index and deck switch
Resealing a Deck
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das mysteriöse Würfelchen selection in deck, deck dealt into six piles, spectator throws die which identifies the pile with the selection
Data entered by Denis Behr, April 2017.