Complete File (Winter 1996, Spring 1996, Summer 1996, Winter 1998)
1996-1998
Written by Stephen Hobbs, Richard Kaufman, Jon Racherbaumer
Work of Various
172 pages (Stapled), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Earle Oakes
Language: English
104 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page Categories
Jack Birnman The Dyslexic Psychic entertaining presentation
1 1996 1
Unknown Side Glide
1 1996 2
Philip T. Goldstein Poker 101 clever ungaffed take on Al Koran's 1-0-1 Deck
1 1996 3
Michael Rubinstein The Ghost method for fourth coin through table using an okito box lid
1 1996 4
Brother John Hamman Confusing Dye kind of weird odd backed cards across
  • Three Cards Across
  • Six Cards Across
  • The Confusing Dye
1 1996 6
Ross Bertram, Emil Jarrow Sleeving Techniques of Ross Bertram and Emil Jarrow general comments, described by David Ben
1 1996 11
Ross Bertram The Bertram Stick Sleeve for ring on stick
1 1996 12
Emil Jarrow The Jarrow Sleeve Subtlety pulling up sleeves despite using them
1 1996 12
Geoffrey Latta The Mis-Show Card Trick
1 1996 13
Jon Racherbaumer The Jabberwock Way essay on the Hotel Mystery or Motel Mystery (four Kings and two Queens), as inspired by Persi Diaconis, see also p. 87
Related to 1 1996 16
Jon Racherbaumer Let Om two approaches
Variations 1 1996 19
Adrian Plate, S. W. Erdnase Palm Change
1 1996 21
Lou Gallo Only The Lonely
Also published here 1 1996 22
Jon Racherbaumer Double Backing To Motel Six using double back card
1 1996 24
Bob Farmer Stealing The Hotel Tao
1 1996 26
Bob Farmer The Trapez Switch
Variations 1 1996 26
Jon Racherbaumer Select Bibliography of "The Hotel Mystery"
1 1996 28
Larry Jennings Hookers and Cowhands
1 1996 29
Larry Jennings Small-Packet Mechanical Palm
1 1996 32
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) The Art of Astonishment by Paul Harris, 1 1996 33
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) The Art of Astonishment by Paul Harris 1 1996 34
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) The Art of Astonishment by Paul Harris 1 1996 35
Justin Hanes Strip Tease apparently stripper deck is used
1 1996 36
Stephen Hobbs The Rational Response on publishing a magazine, Tommy Wonder, Hermetic Press, World's Greatest Magicians
1 1996 37
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Cardshark by Darwin Ortiz
brief
1 1996 38
Richard Kaufman Dear Mr. Busby... on magazines, Busby, products
1 1996 41
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Gourmet Close-Up Magic by Eugene Burger 1 1996 42
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Mouse Magic by Alex Elmsley 1 1996 43
Edward Marlo Nomadic Aces
Inspired by 2 1996 45
Jay Frasier Rolling Elmsley four cards, hiding one of the eight surfaces
Related to 2 1996 48
Alex Elmsley Three in Hiding three cards in three pockets of spectator, performer divines who has which card, with second method "Hidey-Hole"
Related toAlso published here 2 1996 49
Ryu Susato The Tokyo Penetration two bills are folded lengthwise and penetrate in clean manner, see also page 169
2 1996 52
Jeff Sheridan Six Wave presentation for the Invisible Deck
2 1996 55
John Bannon Beyond Fabulous Royal Flush kicker
Also published here 2 1996 56
Martin Gardner The Mysterious Ring a ring on a rubberband penetrates the hand
2 1996 59
Lennart Green Out-of-Sweden first OOTW effect, two piles, then all cards are black, then red (blacks have vanished)
2 1996 60
Lennart Green Packet Displacement switching bottom part of one packet with top part of other packet
2 1996 61
Lennart Green Half Deck Lapping
2 1996 62
Lennart Green Toss Packet Switch eccentric technique for switching packet that is thrown to table for packet in dealing position
2 1996 64
David Gripenwaldt Strong Currency kind of wild coin effect with several transformations with three different coins
Variations 2 1996 65
David Gripenwaldt One of Two Switch switching one of two coins
2 1996 66
David Gripenwaldt Underground Shuffle Pass actually change-over
2 1996 67
Miguel Gómez Wild By Twos ungaffed
2 1996 69
Jerry K. Hartman Tourist Trap two selections travel from deck to packet and trap third selection
2 1996 71
William Goodwin, Ray Kosby The Un-Topsy-Turvy Deck halves are left telescoped and spread - one half visibly rights
Related toVariations 2 1996 73
Tenkai Ishida Optical Revolve
2 1996 73
Jon Racherbaumer The Jabberwock Way on Derek Dingle, Larry Jennings and Martin Nash
2 1996 75
Richard Kaufman Dear Mr. Busby...
2 1996 80
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) The Coin Thing by James Chantler Brown 2 1996 81
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Torn & Restored by John Carney (written by John Carney) 2 1996 81
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Larry Jennings: Double Fond Tapes by Larry Jennings 2 1996 81
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Derek Dingle: Double Fond Tape by Derek Dingle 2 1996 81
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Twilight Angels by Paul Harris 2 1996 82
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Miracle Material by Michael Kaminskas 2 1996 82
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Card College - Volume 2 by Roberto Giobbi 2 1996 84
Stephen Hobbs The Rational Response
2 1996 84
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Natural Selections by David Acer (written by David Acer) 2 1996 85
Francis Carlyle Seeing at the Finger Tips blindfold method, tape and handkerchief, described in letter to Fawcett Ross
3 1996 89
Rune Klan The Falling Retention multiple coins, sound effect
Also published here 3 1996 91
Jack Birnman Higher Math cards are used and transform/appear to illustrate simple calculations
Related to 3 1996 93
Unknown Drag-Over Switch LeTemps style
3 1996 94
Paul Cummins Four-Way Reverse Backfire
Inspired by 3 1996 96
Alain Nu Iconographic Fishing Exercice: The Zodiac fishing sequence for zodiac signs NOT based on words or letters
3 1996 97
Roy Walton No Hiding Place
Inspired byRelated to 3 1996 100
Bob Farmer Hide In Plain (Second) Sight
Inspired byRelated to 3 1996 101
Hiroyuki Sakai Green-Back Gone building on dollar bill appears and disappears
3 1996 103
Aaron Fisher Eleanor Wrigley torn and restored chewing gum strip
3 1996 107
Shigeo Futagawa Bomb's Away coin to origami cube
3 1996 109
Edward Marlo Soft Havana Deal stud bottom deal, illustrated with photos of Marlo's hands
3 1996 111
Don Alan Thickening A Plot nice card stab presentation, card is stabbed in paper bag
3 1996 115
Jon Racherbaumer The Jabberwock Way
3 1996 115
Richard Kaufman Dear Mr. Busby... on Jay Sankey, Louis Falanga, L&L Publishing, David Copperfield, Chris Kenner
3 1996 122
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Classic Sampler by Michael Skinner (written by Michael Skinner) 3 1996 125
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Card Stories by Ariel Frailich (written by Ariel Frailich) 3 1996 125
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) The Baby Gag by Algonquin McDuff (written by Algonquin McDuff) 3 1996 125
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 by Paul Harris (written by Paul Harris) 3 1996 126
Stephen Hobbs The Rational Response on Ellis Stanyon Magic controversy
3 1996 127
Stephen Hobbs Cover Pass Credits
3 1996 128
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Miracles With Cards by James Swain (written by James Swain) 3 1996 130
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 by Tommy Wonder (written by Tommy Wonder) 3 1996 130
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Workers Number 5 by Michael Close (written by Michael Close) 3 1996 130
Jack Birnman My Spectator, The Clairvoyant fair selection (automatic placement), added value of three selections determines position of first selection
Related to 4 1998 133
Chad Long Divide And Conquer collecting cards are fairly distributed yet appear face up on top with selections in between
4 1998 136
Toyosane Sanada Bottled Quicksilver coins into miniature bottle, shrink when entering
4 1998 139
Larry Jennings, Danny Korem Jumping Shuttle Pass
4 1998 141
Ueda Pinch-Away Vanish one of several vanishes
4 1998 142
Unknown De Manche Palm Steal
4 1998 143
Larry Jennings, William Goodwin Even Higher Math
Inspired by 4 1998 144
Edward Marlo Bold Atfus
4 1998 146
Roy Walton Company of Four pack is divided in four packets which are shown to be the suits, Gilbreath principle
4 1998 147
Peter Duffie Spirits Between Your Palms
4 1998 149
Joshua Jay Combined Interests combining prediction, spelling, card to pocket, transformation, ace production
4 1998 150
Philip T. Goldstein Sweet & Lo! two-way prediction
4 1998 153
Philip T. Goldstein Pierced 'ere one of four business cards
4 1998 154
Roy Walton, Peter Duffie Poof Change
4 1998 155
Gene Maze Cutting After a Push-Through Shuffle
4 1998 158
Jerry K. Hartman Lied and True Steinmeyer Count Principle
4 1998 159
Alex Elmsley Card Coding by Permutation coding a card by arrangement of four or five other cards
  • Reversible Counting
  • Four-Card Coding
  • A Hole in Four (The Second Gap)
  • Camel Poker
Variations 4 1998 161
Joseph K. Schmidt Riffle Stacking from the Bottom credit information
4 1998 168
William Goodwin Variation of "He Who Spelt it, Dealt it" sent in by Ray Kosby
Inspired by 4 1998 168
Rudolph Herzog Climax to a Classic card rises out of deck, then changes via Karl Germain change in glass
4 1998 168
Rudolph Herzog, Ray Kosby, Joseph K. Schmidt, Rafael Benatar Our Readers Respond
4 1998 168
Jon Racherbaumer The Jabberwock Way on magic magazines
4 1998 170
Richard Kaufman This is the End... on taking over Genii
4 1998 171
Data entered by Denis Behr.