Written by Mike Helmer

2017-2019
Work of Various

179 pages (Paperback), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Catalin Cantea.
Language: English

(88 entries)

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Jon Racherbaumer, Hideo Kato Hands Off Reverse card is selected and lost behind back, placed into card case, magician divines card, card is found reversed in the deck. (submitted on June 25, 1971)
Related toAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer #1) 1
Ryan Plunkett The "Eh, Fuck it" Ace Interlude Magician loses three Aces in the deck, remaining Ace multiplies into four Aces
Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer #1) 3
Peter Pellikaan Kings Over Queens Four Kings of Clubs change places with four Queen of Diamonds, they then mix together, and the Queens change back color
Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer #1) 7
Brother John Hamman Two-As-Four Count
Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer #1) 7
Chris Mayhew Caandy Card at any number, card created by combining value and suit of two cards
Inspired by
  • "The Spell of Mystery" (Stewart James, 1929)
Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer #1) 9
Mike Helmer Inklings & Elucidations
Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer #1) 14
Mike Helmer Credits & Acknowledgements
Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer #1) 15
Michael Kras The Kras Change Card placed face up and outjogged in deck changes with a flick
Related to Vol. 1 No. 2 (Autumn #1) 16
Michael Kras The Weakness Magician can slide coin around on table, but spectator unable to slide coin on table surface
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 2 (Autumn #1) 18
Michael Kras (In)version Card turns over in deck magically
Related to Vol. 1 No. 2 (Autumn #1) 19
Michael Kras Stranger Exchange Playing card transposes with a coin previously placed in card case
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 2 (Autumn #1) 21
Unknown Card to Case Extraction
Vol. 1 No. 2 (Autumn #1) 24
Michael Kras Biography
Vol. 1 No. 2 (Autumn #1) 25
Michael Kras Credits & Acknowledgements
Vol. 1 No. 2 (Autumn #1) 25
Gary Plants Mentally Count On it Spectator thinks of a number, counts down and looks at card. Magician cuts out exact number of cards as the thought of number, then produces selection
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1) 26
Stephen Hobbs False Swing Cut Double Lift Control Top control
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1) 29
Peter Pellikaan Variation Aces Two Four Aces turn face up by one one, then turn into four Ace of Spades, then become Aces with odd backs
Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1) 31
Steve Beam Elimineight Card "randomly" generated from down under deal made to vanish, appear in card case
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1) 34
Jon Racherbaumer Sandwich Drop Sleight Switch card using sandwich
Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1) 38
Mike Helmer Inklings & Elucidations
Related to Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1) 39
William Goodwin Two-Step Two Queens distribute in deck magically to find two selections, then come together to sandwich last selection
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Step by Step" (Precursor, Oct. 2003)
Vol. 1 No. 4 (Spring #1) 41
Miika Pelkonen Auto Sandwich Two cards appear between two advertisement cards in the deck
Related to Vol. 1 No. 4 (Spring #1) 42
Allan Hagen Take Five Indicator card appears between Jokers, count down to find selection, Jokers transform into other two mates
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 1 No. 4 (Spring #1) 44
Michael Kras Everything but Olives Sandwich
Vol. 1 No. 4 (Spring #1) 47
Mathieu Bich 3rd Hand Sandwich Jokers placed on top and bottom of deck, when pulled away, card appear between them
Vol. 1 No. 4 (Spring #1) 50
Mike Helmer Inklings & Elucidations some printings have 2017 by accident, see reference
Related to Vol. 1 No. 4 (Spring #1) 54
Mike Helmer Credits & Acknowledgements
Vol. 1 No. 4 (Spring #1) 55
Ryan Plunkett Muck Off magician demonstrates switching card on table for card in sleeve, has spectator try it too, then produce Royal Flush from spectator's sleeve
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 56
Unknown Rub a Dub Vanish
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 57
Morris Loewy Loewy Palm
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 58
Ryan Plunkett Bottom Placement Addition bottom card of deck in right-hand End Grip added to packet in dealing position
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 60
Shannon Clark Back to the Beginning Card chosen and lost, deck becomes all backs, then restore except for selection which is now inside out (Hofzinser card), then it restores
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 66
Kevin Kelly Klondike Kelly Card selected and lost via Klondike shuffle, found at position indicated by number of cards spectator cut off previously
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 71
Unknown Klondike Shuffle
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 72
Paul Cummins A No Case Change Four Queens transpose with selection
Inspired by
  • "A Case For Change" (J.K. Hartman, Card Dupery)
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 73
Tyler Wilson Prone to Die Safely Three selections made. Sucker effect in which performer stabs Joker next to selection (which can be seen on face). Then Joker visually rises to land next to selection. Joker then transforms into second selection, and then the third selection is found sandwiched by two Jokers.
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 75
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse while squaring in-the-hands spread
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 76
Dan Fleshman Marked / Invisible Two decks, spectator deals through one deck face up, leaving one card face down. Face down card matches reversed card in the other deck, inspired by trick from Todd Lamanske
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 80
Michael Breggar Cra-Ker-Jack Dice used to choose cards by four spectators, magician deals down that number to find matching mates, then produce four Aces
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 82
Terry LaGerould Countdown Force
Related to Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 84
Gary Plants Team Work Card found at position equal to sum of values of four random cards, improvisation
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 85
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Minimalistic Aces Ace Assembly / Jazz Aces type of trick, Aces placed with three Kings keep changing into Kings, then later change back into Aces
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 86
Larry Jennings TNT Bottom Deal
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 86
Edward Marlo Olram Count
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 87
Giacomo Bigliardi Lies Lie Detection effect, magician detects lies to divine card, has ambigram kicker
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 92
R. Paul Wilson Undone Delusion Dunbury Delusion, card vanishes from the packet and appears after counting down, inspired by Fred Robinson
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 95
Brother John Hamman Countback
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 96
Oliver Meech Four for Two Two Jokers rise through packet of four Kings, then asymmetric transposition happens, four Kings end up in different pockets
Inspired by
  • "Ambitious Interchange" (John Carey, Me, My Cards & I)
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 97
David Williamson Call Stop Aces Magician deals, spectator calls stop at four different places, magician deals the card down cleanly each time. Four cards are the Aces
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 99
Neal Elias, David Williamson Swing Cut Multiple Shift Variation
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 99
Darwin Ortiz Squaring Subtlety Squaring the deck with index finger while catching a break above or below injog
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 101
Unknown Third Deal
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 102
Fritz Alkemade Royalty in the B(r)o(n)x Card placed between red Kings and placed in card box. Card appears and disappears between black Kings, goes back into card box
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 103
Unknown Box Steal Secretly steal cards out while apparently placing packet of cards in box
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 103
Michael Breggar 52! Repeatedly count and deal cards based on the card stopped at, magician predicts the final card
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 105
Perseus Arkomanis Faces of Man Joker transforms into three selections before returning as a Joker
Related to Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 107
Syd Segal Untouched Re-touched Card is on the table, spectator makes two piles, one top card for the value the other for the suit, produce four of a kind as a kicker
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 110
Peter Pellikaan Conraad Four Jacks of Hearts, small packet Triumph, then change into four Aces
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 115
Brother John Hamman Two as Four Count
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 116
Peter Pellikaan Pelli Spread
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 117
Nathan Colwell Henweigh Three cards produced one by one from sandwich, those cards becomes sandwich with original sandwich cards
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 120
Steve Reynolds Ace x Ace Handling 3 Two Jacks placed in different parts of deck, move to find selection
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 124
Mike Helmer Credits & Acknowledgements
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 127
Mike Helmer Inklings & Elucidations
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 135
Miguel Ángel Gea Gestalt four coins covered by four cards on table, magician takes them out one by one magically
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 136
Michael Rubinstein The Rubinstein Turnover apparently show both sides of coin, actually hide one side by showing same side twice
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 139
Josh Janousky Billuminati magician can divine which Federal Reserve printed the bill despite bill being folded up
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 140
Fritz Alkemade D.A.R.C. fuse two "half" (sawn in half) coins into one whole coin
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 141
J. B. Bobo Bobo Switch
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 141
Dan Fleshman Rollover Half Dollars card flipped over (rolled over) on table, produce four coins under card one by one
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 142
Tyler Wilson Copy Silver silver coin sandwiched between two copper coins changes visually into copper
Related to Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 144
Jeff Prace Split Winnings scratch card is scratched, shown to be a losing card, magician then restores it
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 147
David Neighbors Covert Coins Across coins across with four coins, end with one of the coins travel to under the purse
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 149
David Neighbors The Neighbors Back Palm
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 149
David Neighbors Mask Move drop shell on coin
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 150
David Neighbors, Han Ping Chien Han Ping Chien Variant
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 153
David Neighbors Heel Clip Variant
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 153
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Pennies Move
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 155
Mike Helmer Polar penny changes places with the center portion of a toonie (Canadian coin)
Related to Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 157
Tyler Wilson Sprained Uncle produce coin from behind the ear, spectator can see a coin in the magician's hand but when produced, it is a different coin!
Related to Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 162
Dan Fleshman, Jim Surprise Surprise! Reverse Matrix Again
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 164
Samuel Varg, Jon Allen The Double Peek Warped Coin Routine coin bends when held by spectator's hands, includes nice subtlety by Jon Allen where spectator can peek at the coin to check it has bent yet
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 168
Fritz Alkemade Moneyball bill travelling effect, end with bills fusing into a single bill of twice the value
Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2) 170
Mike Helmer Credits & Acknowledgements
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 173
Mike Helmer Inklings & Elucidations
Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2) 179
Pit Hartling PitPockets
Vol. 2 No. Spring Equinox (Special Preview)
Unknown Inside Pocket Steal Back card apparently placed in inside pocket, stolen back onto packet in other hand
Vol. 2 No. Spring Equinox (Special Preview)
Unknown Inside Pocket Extraction card apparently removed from inside pocket, actually from packet in other hand
Vol. 2 No. Spring Equinox (Special Preview)