Written by Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

2003
Work of Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

119 pages (Spiralbound), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

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Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Preface v
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Biddle Force BF
cards counted one by one from end grip into right hand and each card turned over until stopped, next card face-down and then face-up again, forced or switched
Related toVariations 1
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Multiple Card BF Inspired by 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Twins two cards stopped at by spectator, they match 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Double Location two spectators stop at previously selected cards in two halves 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson BF Double Twins two cards stopped at, they are next to their mates 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson 26 Faces North known black card put in red half, spectator stops somewhere in red half (Biddle Force), at the odd-backed cardInspired by 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Double Knavery reds and blacks separated, spectator stops at two cards in one half, they are odd-colored mates, other two matching values are in the other half 4
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson 25 Faces North + 1 South a red and a black card chosen, reds and black separated, two cards stopped at in both halves, they're the selection but in odd-colored half
- Simplified Version
6
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Concealed Allerton Control CAC
card controlled to near top while apparently turned over in middle of deck
Inspired byAlso published here 8
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson CAC Visitor Inspired by 10
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Only Joking black Jacks sandwich selection, then change into Jokers 12
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Anti-Matter two cards chosen from two halves come together, open push-through, reds and blacks separate 13
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Anti-Matter Revisited two cards transpose in push-through failure, colors separate 14
Robin Robertson Final Control buckled under top halfInspired byRelated toAlso published here 15
Robin Robertson, Stewart James Cut Force CF
face-up deck cut and cut-off packet placed face-down on table, rest on top, inverted Henry Christ Force, credit information
- The Force
- Delayed Action
Also published here
  • "Handle with Care" (Robin Robertson, 1964)
  • letter from 1957 published in "The James File, Vol. 1" (2000, see trick "Jogestja")
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Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Diminishing Matches two cards cut to, they're mates 18
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Beastly Assembly Kings assemble, three Sixes found where other three Kings should beInspired by
  • Jackie McClements routine from "The Crimp"
20
Unknown ATFUS Minus 1 without cover card, wrist turn necessary 20
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Faith Counter wrong card cut to, its value counted down to find selection which is reversedInspired by
  • "The Fair Count" (Paul Rosini's Magical Gems)
Related to
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Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson 51 Faces North Inspired by
  • "A Face in the Dark" (George McBride, Abacus, Dec. 2000)
Related to
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Dr. Jacob Daley, Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Daley's Delight Switch corrected handlingRelated toAlso published here 25
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Hotel Daley three Kings and two Queens transpose, credit information on the plot 26
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Shifty King two spectators sign the backs of two cards, the signatures transpose, without deckInspired by 28
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson, Marty Kane Repelling and Attracting transposition sequence with Queens and two Aces
- Phase 1a: The Kosky Switch
- Phase 1b: Pure Gall
- Phase 1c: Daley's Delight
- Phase 2: Marty Kane's Version
- Phase 3: Queens Gather Aces
Inspired by
  • "Ms. Matches" (Marty Kane)
29
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Double Rouge et Noir with two spectatorsInspired by 33
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Daley's Do-As-I-Do four phases 34
Daryl Martinez Daryl's Diminishing Count DDC
basic Rising Crime Display, counting into left hand from end grip, double lift on last card
Related to 38
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Bad Guys Wear Black two Kings transpose with an Eight and Seven 39
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Just a Little Off the Top, Please elevator with progressively fewer cards, final card changes into selectionRelated toVariations 40
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Repligator Universal Card plot, odd-backed blank card changes into three selections one by one, then into signed selection 43
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Black Jacks and "Black Jack" red and black Jacks, starts like a transposition but spectator ends up with blackjack (Jack and Ace)
- Alternative Handling with six cards, instead of five
Related toVariations 45
Marty Kane Divide and Conjure! after several full-deck reverse faros, only three cards remain, one settled upon, it is the selection
- Full Deck Handling
- Further Notions on Divide and Conjure! (2)
- External Thoughts (Robin Robertson, Jerry K. Hartman, Peter Duffie)
- The Trouble with Seven
- Partial Deck Handlings
- Full Deck Prearranged Handling (named card)
Inspired by
  • "The Devil and His Disciple" (Robert Neale, Life Death, and Other Card Tricks)
Related toVariations
49
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Double Deal Turn-Over - Straddle Grip DDT
- End-Over-End DDT
Related toAlso published here 56
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson S.O.P. "Slightly Open Prediction", with variation 59
Unknown Overhand Shuffle Reverse 59
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Blackjack Transpo top and bottom card of four-card packet transpose, one of center two changes to form another blackjackRelated to 60
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Coincidence - With a Twist card chosen from red-backed deck, same card is reversed in blue-backed deck, they transposeRelated to 62
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Fake and Unusual Cards chapter intro 64
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Frazzle! red and black Kings transpose, two of the cards change completely 64
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson R.I.P. packet trick with ghosts and skeletons on the cardsInspired by
  • "Tabula Rasa" (Phil Goldstein, Linking Ring, April 1992)
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Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Magic Cards all backs, letter cards that spell MAGIC produced, deck changes into an ABC deck 69
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson I'm Thinking of a Card spectator finds the cards that performer is thinking of, a King, all other cards are blank
- Impromptu Version
Related to
  • "GB Kings" (Abra #2869)
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Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Future Choice five envelope with numbers on either side, added in some way by spectator, total predicted, repeat, see Vol. 2 reference for credit informationInspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to
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Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Whitewash ESP deck, card chosen by adding some numbers on number cards, predicted, all others blankInspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
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Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Little Arrows seven cards, all chosen except one, all lose except last one, George Sands's Prime Number PrincipleVariations 77
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Trick That Never Was some transformations of both sides 79
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Elmsley Count Variant concealing two backs as well as one faceRelated to 79
Brother John Hamman, Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Gemini Count - Fair Turn-Over of Bottom Card
- Double Turn-Over of Bottom Card
- Double Turn-Over of Top Two Cards
- Double Turn-Over of Two Middle Cards
- Full Gemini Count
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Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Blabbermouths two cards chosen, two red Queens whisper their identities, they are also red Queens, then all shown as black Queens 85
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Kings High red Kings rise through black Kings, then black Kings through deck 86
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Gilbreath Principle explanation and information 89
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Hustler cards mixed face-up/face-down, pairs brought forward from behind back, wager whether orientation of the pairs match, Aces finale, faroInspired by
  • face-up/face-down idea in Nick Trost's "Card Problems" (1964)
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Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Dire Straights Ace through Ten received after a riffle shuffle by spectatorInspired by 92
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Paranormalist spectator riffle shuffles once and turns up pairs without the performer seeing them, when a color-matching pair is found the performer names the higher valueInspired byRelated to 95
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Power of Love Inspired by 97
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Hours of Magic Inspired by
  • "Repeat Six Card Test" (ESP Session, Nick Trost, 1971)
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William Goodwin, Gordon Bruce Goodwin/Bruce Switch GB Switch
card touched in in-the-hands spread, bottom block turned over except bottom card
100
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson GB Center Countdown card found face-up when counting down value of another card 101
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Highly Visible Kings chosen card pops out of deck, other three mates are suddenly reversed 102
Robin Robertson Highly Visible similar to Hartman's PopoverRelated to
  • Neal Elias item in Ibidem No. 26, 1962
Also published here
  • "Handle With Care" (1964)
103
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Sequencer spectator produces Ace through Four of Spades, used to count down to selection 104
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Signature Peace card signed on back by spectator as prediction, turns out to be later selection which is signed on the faceInspired by 105
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Hummer Principle (CATO) explanation and credit information 108
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Thought Process selection ends up reversed in packetVariations 109
Roy Walton CATO By Numbers simplifiedInspired byVariations 110
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson CATO Gets Married Kings and Queens, in the end a matching pair ends up reversedInspired byVariations 111
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Cato Gets Married - Again Inspired by 112
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Hummer Plays Poker packet mixed via CATO, Royal Flush shows up at the endVariations 113
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Remote Control Poker Royal Flush shows up at the endInspired by 114
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch 117
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Spread Half-Pass revolving opposite to Roy Walton's methodRelated to 118
Unknown Stripout Reverse Switch deck turned over over briefly copped cards 118