174 pages (Hardcover), published by International Magic
Illustrated with drawings by Alexander Allen
Language: English
112 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Douglas Cameron Author's Preface about Steven Hamilton
Peter Duffie Introduction
Walt Lees Editor's Foreword
Steven Hamilton Nocturnal Gambler Aces vanish one by one and reappear together reversed in center
Also published here 3
Dai Vernon Strip-out Addition
Buckle single or double
Arthur Finley Tent Vanish
Rub-A-Dub-Dub Vanish
Turnover Pass
Steven Hamilton Rocky does a Card Trick spring raccoon supposed to find the card, deck suddenly strung together, raccoon finds card, name of card written across other side
Steven Hamilton Thinking of a Card spectator looks at fan and thinks of a card, strategies
Also published here 10
All Around Square Up Glimpse
Pressure Fan
Riffle Pass
Steven Hamilton, Peter Duffie Trans-Collectors three cards travel, collecters type
Also published here 15
Steven Hamilton Hofzinser... for a Change Aces, first Ace of same suit as selection changes into selection, then other Aces into mates
Dai Vernon Buckle Count
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Spread
Steven Hamilton Thinking Out Loud card built from two consecutive cards in the deck by taking suit of one and value of the other, that card turns over, then Triumph with four cards reversed at finale, the constructed card and its mates
Also published here 22
Larry Jennings Larreverse
Henry Christ Henry Christ Reverse similar to Larreverse
Also published here 25
Steven Hamilton A New Twist
Inspired byAlso published here 27
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
Half Pass
Dai Vernon Twist Flourish as used in Twisting the Aces
Steven Hamilton Entrapment fast sandwich with repeat
Steven Hamilton Center Cut Loading
Steven Hamilton Top-Change Style Switch similar to Bilis Switch
Also published here 33
Steven Hamilton A Welcome Return Nine of Hearts selected, Aces trap three Threes, those Threes then a Five and Four of Hearts, and between those appears the selection, diminishing collectors
Also published here 35
Steven Hamilton Reverse Plunger Addition outjogged cards removed, cards in between secretly kept
Steven Hamilton A Welcome Return 2 non-gaffed version, diminishing collectors
Inspired byAlso published here 40
Dai Vernon, Edward Marlo The Tilt (Depth Illusion)
Steven Hamilton Knee Jerk spectator names card, optional use of double backer
Steven Hamilton Discard Aces starts like progressive Ace assembly, first three packets combined, then last pile becomes all the indifferent card and discard pile consists of four Aces
Steven Hamilton Tough Travellers ambidextrous travelers in which spectator has jacket on and removes cards as finale
Inspired byVariations 49
Palmed Card from Inside Pocket
Related to 51
Gambler's Cop
Dai Vernon Multiple Shift hindu shuffle
Double Deal Turnover straddle grip
Palming Two or More Cards Erdnase style
Morris Loewy Loewy Palm
One-hand Top Palm
Steven Hamilton Descrepancy 2 four Kings and three black spot cards
Inspired by
  • "Discrepancy Assembly" (George McBride, Assembly Time)
Stud Bottom Deal over front end
E-Y-E Count to show two as three
Steven Hamilton Uprising first Ace rises, then Ace and Two together, then Ace to Three
Variations 61
Steven Hamilton End Grip Transfer Handling
Steven Hamilton Flash Transpo two cards chosen, one card rises and is placed on table, second card rises and visibly transposes with the other, one is torn up and they transpose again, duplicate
Drag Addition outjogged card pulled out and put face-up on top, top card loaded on its back
Top Change
Steven Hamilton Breakdown a Four chosen, an Ace pulled off and a Three remains, repeated until four Aces are produced
Inspired by
  • "Aces from the Fore" (Stephen Tucker, marketed)
Related to
Lin Searles Auto-Break
Steven Hamilton Stressed-out Card in-the hands, deck changes into rainbow deck, red/blue double backer
Inspired byAlso published here 70
Steven Hamilton Lightning Aces Aces vanish one by one from hand and reappear face-up in center of deck, shown one-by one, deck of double backers
Also published here 72
Steven Hamilton Twisting Aces
Also published here 75
Charles T. Jordan Jordan Count
Steven Hamilton In the Hands Wild Card three double facers
Also published here 77
Brother John Hamman Hamman Count
Steven Hamilton The Getaway flap gaff, card vanishes from between Jokes with holes and reappears anywhere
Inspired by 82
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch Handling
Steven Hamilton Clearly Vanished signed card in clear plastic envelope which is sandwiched between Aces, card vanishes and is found in wallet
Also published here 87
Steven Hamilton Turn of a Friendly Card Aces change to Royal Flush and back
Variations 90
Steven Hamilton What Goes On Aces change to Royal Flush, then backs change color
Inspired by 92
Steven Hamilton Mixing with Royalty one packet changes into Queens
Also published here 93
Steven Hamilton Dupli-Temps Switch two packets are apparently exchanged
Also published here 93
Steven Hamilton Altered Images four selections on table, two put between red Aces, they change to black Aces, repeated, red Aces travel from middle of deck to top, selections/Aces change into Kings
Inspired by 95
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Switch see also p. 16
Jerry K. Hartman Displacement Count
Small Packet Strip-Out Addition
Steven Hamilton The Envelope Thing prediction taken from envelope, envelope torn, prediction says "look in envelope", envelope is restored and signed selection taken from it
Also published here 98
Steven Hamilton, Vic Allen Blank Jaks card chosen and signed, four double-blank cards, on one appears a 52-on-1 card, the signed selection on another, whole deck blank-faced then
Inspired by 102
Steven Hamilton Simply Stapled two Jokers stapled back-to-back, signed card becomes a Joker and selection is stapled to Joker
Inspired by 105
Francis Carlyle Francis Carlyle Turnover
Steven Hamilton Mexican Travellers
Also published here 108
Mexican Turnover
Steven Hamilton Countdown to Dunbury with four Ace kicker
Also published here 112
Swing Cut
Steven Hamilton Jazzed-up O. Henry jazz Aces, with transposition of Aces and four spot cards as kicker
Also published here 115
End Grip Top Change with packet
Steven Hamilton Going...Going...Gone (Almost) two selections shrink
Also published here 118
Roy Walton The Paint Brush Change
Steven Hamilton Thanks to Collins card torn in quarters, one piece freely chosen, other quarters burnt, card restored in nest of envelopes
Related toAlso published here 122
Steven Hamilton Headshrinkers King placed on table, four Aces put on top, when removed it is seen that the King shrunk to half its size
Inspired by 125
Steven Hamilton Waterfall Transpo card from between red Queens in middle of deck to black Queens
Charlie Miller Cascade Control
Necktie Second Deal
Steven Hamilton Double Take blue-backed card pocketed as prediction, card chosen, performer finds Eight of Hearts and pocketed card is also Eight of Hearts, it's not the selection, both cards transform
Steven Hamilton Throw Switch Handling without throw
Steven Hamilton Vienese Variation
Steven Hamilton VIC (Vernon-inspired Countdown) card fairly chosen and replaced, later counted down to
Inspired by 132
Steven Hamilton Easy Departure card vanishes from amongst Aces, appears in case
Card from Case from underneath
Steven Hamilton S-T-A-F-F deck shuffled by spectator, Aces immediately spelled out
Also published here 136
Steven Hamilton Fleeting Images blank card becomes three selections one after the other
Steven Hamilton Double Deal two cards chosen, they multiply to a number that matches their number, then one packet becomes the four-of-a-kind to match selection, the other packet the full suit
Inspired by
  • "Big Deal" (Roy Walton, Abra #1881)
Steven Hamilton Don't Look Back
Steven Hamilton Transpo Triumph transposition add-on to Triumph
Steven Hamilton Watergate pass covered by top card being turned over
Related to 147
Steven Hamilton Spot On three cards with spots shown, three spectators should interpret the pattern, one always sees "naked women", they change into selections, a pin-up girl is briefly seen
Steven Hamilton Silk & Sponge silk vanishes, appear in rolled-up bill, changes into sponge ball which splits in two, sponge routine
Also published here 154
Steven Hamilton Coins to Glass four coins, different grip on glass
Also published here 159
Mid-Air Han Ping Chien into glass
Frank Garcia All Four at Once four coins apparently poured into hand from glass
Steven Hamilton 4 Coin Production
Also published here 162
Steven Hamilton On 3 Fly tackling the ending
Steven Hamilton, Peter Duffie 3 under 1 three coins vanish one by one with card used as magic wand, they reappear under the card
Inspired by 166
Edward Marlo Tip Move coin slides from card into hand apparently
Steven Hamilton Coin Assembly coins assemble under one card, jumbo coin appears as finale
Al Schneider, Derek Dingle Schneider Pick-up
Steven Hamilton Boxed In four coins to box one at a time
Lyndsey Hamilton Epilogue by daughter
Data entered by Denis Behr, February 2019.