see also additional material from the 1994 edition
1938
Written by John Northern Hilliard
Work of Various
1,005 pages (Hardcover), published by Carl Waring Jones
Illustrated with drawings by Harlan Tarbell
Language: English
812 entries
This publication has been reviewed by
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
The Master of the Playing Cards brief history & information about playing cards
Related to 1
Riffle-Shuffle Positioning of Crimped Card near top
6
How to Make the Fan
10
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans
12
The Reverse Fan
13
The Giant Fan
16
Butt Shuffle brief, no details
17
The One-Hand Fan
19
Vanish and Recovery brief
20
The Fan "Steal" from packet in hand in preparation for production
21
Fan Shuffle as false shuffle
25
The Fan Location: By Means of the Regular Fan
Related to 27
By Means of the Reversed Fan "a favorite of Vernon and Horowitz"
28
George Pughe The Third Fan Location card is crimped as spectator removes it from fan
30
The Peek two methods
32
Heel Break
33
Paul LePaul A "Side-Steal" Location
34
The Pick-up Location End Grip Transfer
Variations 34
The Push Location Tap Injog
35
The Push-Back Location setting in-jog when placing two halves together
36
Tom Sellers Another Push Location key next to free selection
36
The "Slap" Location drop in-jog when two packets are placed together
Related toVariationsAlso published here 36
The Slip Location placing key under spread next to selection
38
A Reversed Card Discovery spectator pushes reversed card next to selection
40
Cull Placement slipping card next to selection
40
The Shuffle Location jog-shuffle
41
The Crimp Location - First Method. (With both hands) in the spread
46
Yank Hoe Location with Crimp magician inserts card
47
Second Method. (With one hand) as card is pushed in deck
49
Third Method. (With both hands) as card is pushed in deck, "End Crimp"
50
Dr. James William Elliott Fourth Method. (With both hands) crimp in middle of short side as top half is replaced
Also published here 51
Sid Lorraine Addition to Elliott's Crimp nail nick
52
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon Subtlety distant crimped key card, bridge during tabled cut
52
Fifth Method. (Card control by means of the crimp) crimping bottom section
53
Theodore Annemann Sixth Method. (Crimp and table spread) crimped distant key
55
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Crimp Technique crimping selection while pushing spread forward
57
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Wax Technique
Related to
  • Brain Food, David Parr
57
John Scarne Seventh Method. (The "Snap" crimp)
57
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique
59
Crimp Location Trick card inserted next to selection, or two sandwich cards around selection
59
Ben Erens, Henry Gordien, Louis Zingone Nicking the Edge of a Card three methods by those three people for nicking a selection, one with pencil
61
Nail-Pricking the Surface of a Card
63
"It's Up to You" using nail pricking
64
The Knife-Blade Detection scratching the face
65
The Pencil-Line Detection one-way via edge mark
Related to 65
The Daub Location
66
Al Baker A Problem in Plumbago stacked and daub
Also published here 67
Carbon-Paper Daub & Carrying Daub tips
69
"Golden Glow" Daub
70
John Scarne Ace-Cutting four packets cut to and dropped, top Ace turns over, daubed edge
Variations 72
Dai Vernon Daub Application with Cardcase
Related to 72
Air Pressure Turnover brief
72
Newspaper-Piece Daub
73
Paul Rosini A Problem in the Fourth Dimension daub transferred to spectator's thumb via him holding the performer's wrist previously, see also p. 495
74
The Warring Principle permanent metal tab at card
77
Removable Metal Clip adaption of The Warring Principle
78
Crescent Locator Card piece cut out and glued on card
78
Double Locator Card Court Loator Card ("Master Card") and Pip Locator Card, pieces glued on card
79
Silk Locator Card
79
Eclipse Locator Card shallow card glued on normal card
79
Alfred Caroselli Celluloid Key Card transparent celluloid card as locator card
80
U. F. Grant Reversed Key Card The "Whoops!" Control
VariationsAlso published here 81
Off-Tone Key Card Sun-Marked Key Card
Worn-Back Key Card
81
The Inked Card
82
Double-Backed Key Card
83
The Divided Pack: The Red and Black Location with note of mixed-suit separation
85
Color Separation while looking through the deck
86
Red-Black Riffle Shuffle
87
Red and Black Location with Riffle Shuffle spectator cuts off cards, remembers bottom card and riffle shuffles packet into rest
Variations 87
The Odd and Even Location
88
Charles T. Jordan The Improved Odd and Even Location
88
The "Reversible" Location using one-way feature of faces
88
The Bottom Card Location featuring several key card placements and strategies:
Joker Discard to Locate Key
Face-Dwon Ribbon-Spread Key Placement
Face-Up Ribbon Spread Key Placement
Deal-Down Key Placement
Distant Key Card
Cardcase Load of Key Card
90
John Northern Hilliard Experiment in Mind Reading key and shiner
92
Jardine Ellis Reducing Mirror
93
Shuffling with a Key Card
94
The Top Card Location key card starts on top
95
The Top and Bottom Location having two key cards
96
Shuffling despite Key Cards
  • The Overhand Shuffle
  • The Dovetail Shuffle
96
The Master Card Location two key cards on top and bottom, spectator riffle shuffles
97
The New Pack Location key card tricks using new pack order
99
The Perfect Card Trick full deck stack
100
Charles T. Jordan Interlocking Chain Principle
101
Reverse Order Location
101
Under Which King, Bezonian? card predicted on billet
102
The Incomprehensible Detection full stack
103
The "Slick Ace" and Some Tricks Therewith information about the slick ace principle
105
, Frank Lane "The Master Card" handling of slick aces, four methods (in the hands and on the table)
109
Trick Wherein a Packet's Number of Cards is Divined
113
Dai Vernon Trick Wherein a Card is Thrust Beside a Predicted Card two methods, one by Vernon
113
Footnote on "Slick Ace" Principle
117
Rupert Slater, John Northern Hilliard Mutus, Nomen, Dedit, Cocis pairs honestly shuffled and switched for duplicates in order ready for deal
Variations 120
Mahendra The Miracle Divination - The Problem of the Three Coins three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them
Variations 128
S.S. Blodgett The Problem of the Four Aces four aces are pocketed by four spectators, performer divines them
136
The Problem of the Three Poker Chips three chips are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them
139
Sam Leo Horowitz The Twenty-Five Card Trick twenty-five duplicates
Related toVariations 142
Sam Leo Horowitz The Mystery of the Penthouse four distributed Jacks come together with one cut
Related to 145
Sam Leo Horowitz Reverse Count Switch
Related to 146
Bottom Card Jog bottom card in-jogged with first finger under deck, step 27
Related to 149
Al Baker The Incomprehensible Divination Row of Ten Cards, see original longer introduction on page 1128
150
Al Baker Another Baker Twist on the old Ten-Card Trick Row of Ten Cards
153
Ralph W. Hull Magic Number Revealment Row of Ten Cards
Also published here 154
A Matter of Debit and Credit "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 157
Dai Vernon Overhand Shuffle Positioning of Four Cards context (OOSOOM setting?)
164
John Northern Hilliard Cards. The Best Kind to Use
164
To Keep Certain Cards in View overhand and basic riffle shuffle methods for:
  • 1. The bottom card
  • 2. The top card
  • 3a. A number of cards (jog shuffle)
  • 3b. A number of cards (lift shuffle)
165
G. W. Hunter To Retain the Whole Pack in a Certain Order: 1a. By means of the overhand shuffle
Variations 167
1b. By means of the overhand shuffle
167
2a. By means of the riffle shuffle "zarrow" type
169
2b. The inverted V Shuffle "zarrow" type
169
Charlier 3. The Hay-mow or Charlier false shuffle
171
4. The weave or Greek shuffle
171
5a. The push through
172
5b. The strip out
173
6. False riffle shuffle
174
7. Red and black location featuring Jordan's false shuffle, Telltale Color glimpse of odd-backed card
174
False Cuts on the Table: a. Three Cuts on the Table
175
b. Three Cuts to the Table
176
c. Multiple Cuts on the Table
176
Arthur Finley d. Three Cuts
176
e. Two Cuts to the Table straight cut
177
f. Three Cuts on the Table
178
g. Running Cut
179
a. Three Cuts in the Hand (Riffle-Shuffle Grip)
180
b. Three Cuts in the Hand (Riffle-Shuffle Grip)
181
c. Three Cuts in the Hand (Hindu-Shuffle Grip)
181
The Pass information about practicing, covering and delaying the pass (via end crimp)
182
The Herrmann Pass
184
Wandering Jacks Fragment jacks from middle to top and bottom
185
The "Bluff" Pass
185
Substitutes for the Pass: I. Misdirection Mahatma Overhand Shuffle Control
186
The Hindu Shuffle genuine shuffle and as single/multiple card control
187
The Optical Shuffle back-and-forth false shuffle applied to card control
189
The Break and Shuffle overhand
189
Sam Leo Horowitz The Fan selection is controlled via jog, with finesse by Horowitz
Related to 190
The Force Advice on the Classic Force
191
Stanley Collins Contingency Correction as an out for the classic force
Related toVariations 193
Jean Hugard The Handkerchief Force
Variations 195
John Scarne Forcing Cards Behind the Back
196
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser To Force any Number from One to Eight
196
Stewart Judah A Card Force
Related toAlso published here 197
A Psychological Force spectator counts to a card, is supposed to choose the position the performer demonstrated
198
To Force the Number 9
198
To Force the Second Card of a Row of Four
198
For Forcing One of Two Cards or Piles on the Table
199
A Psychological Force miracle if Ace of Hearts is named, juke box
199
Modern Methods of Palming Cards - An imperceptible method of palming the top card(s)
199
Judson Cole, Jean Hugard The Top Card, One Hand Only
200
Morris Loewy The Top Card with Left Hand Only
201
Tenkai Ishida Palming One Card. Tankai's Method "Tenkai" misspelled in title
Related toVariationsAlso published here 202
A Number of Cards left thumb pushes up, possible Horowitz credit on page 1105
Related to 203
John Northern Hilliard Holding a Break in the Pack
204
The Base of the Thumb Break greek break
204
With the First Joint of the Middle Finger flesh break
204
One-Hand Pass from Flesh Break on the Deal very brief
204
Sam Leo Horowitz Holding the Break After a Spectator Peeks at a Card
205
Capt. J.E. Stone Switching the Pack: I. Using Well in Table
Related to 206
Capt. J.E. Stone II. Using a Hat and Blindfold
206
Capt. J.E. Stone III. Using a Handkerchief and Coat Pocket
Related to 207
Capt. J.E. Stone IV. Using a Cardcase and Coat Pocket
207
Capt. J.E. Stone V. To Exchange Decks During a Trick two methods
207
Capt. J.E. Stone VI. Using a Prepared Cardcase deck shell
208
John Northern Hilliard Final Observations and Caution
209
One Hand: a. Dealing face upwards
Related to 209
One Hand: b. Dealing face downwards
210
Dai Vernon By Means of a Faked Card hole in top card
210
John Northern Hilliard Caution
211
With One Hand: a. Dealing face upwards
211
With One Hand: b. Dealing face downwards
212
A Chosen Card Is Discovered at Any Selected Number bottom deal
212
Tenkai Ishida The Tenkai Color Change
Variations 212
Sam Leo Horowitz The Horowitz Color Change
213
Sam Leo Horowitz The Fan Steal
214
Reversing Whole Pack - 1st Method
215
Reverse Sleight center to bottom
216
2nd Method
216
A Fan Reverse
217
The Elbow Catch
218
A Card Juggle throwing deck from behind shoulder and kicking it upwards with shoe
218
Passing a Card Through the Crown of a Derby Hat
219
A True Cut with One Hand as in Erdnase
Related to 219
Dai Vernon A Flourish Count
220
"Butting" or Interweaving the Cards
220
Theodore Annemann New Finishes for Card Tricks: 1. Card Dropping all cards except selection drops out of performer's hand
223
New Finishes for Card Tricks: 2. Adaption of the "Spring" Flourish cards are sprung in air singly, card at certain position caught
224
Henry Gordien Card under the Napkin
224
A Card Changes in the Spectator's Hand
225
Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire
226
The Spectator Does it All cards are put in pocket and one selected, performer divines number of pocketed cards and selection
226
A Mental Discovery - First Method by dealing
227
A Mental Discovery - Second Method by spelling spectator's name
229
Fred Heaman The Lie Detector (A Mental Discovery - Third Method)
229
Bottom Card Glimpse brief
229
Card Through Hat
230
Nate Leipzig The Flying Card when doing waterfall flourish, only selection drops to floor
231
Card in the Matchbox duplicate
231
Max Holden A Master Card Trick selection appears at predicted number
232
End Crimp
233
Carl Waring Jones The Three Pile Trick spectator notes position of mentally selected card, first card is key card
Variations 234
The Salt Trick deck divides at selected card
Also published here 237
A Good Impromptu Trick value of top card is used to count down to selection
237
William H. McCaffrey A Self Working Trick using a no-touch force
237
John Northern Hilliard A "Think Stop" Trick
Variations 239
Trick with Two Packs forcing two cards previously reversed in second pack
239
A Joker Trick
240
John Northern Hilliard A Few Words Anent the Joker uses of joker in pack
241
The Aces and the Criminal aces sandwich selection
Related to 241
Obedient Cards
242
John Northern Hilliard Final Suggestions about impromptu tricks
242
The Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back & forth a packet through deck until one remains
VariationsAlso published here 243
A Miracle Discovery hands off key card placement
246
Top Card Glimpse when looking at bottom card
246
Al Saal The New Torn Corner Card pieces placed in handkerchief transform in note with message, other card becomes restored card
248
Capt. J.E. Stone The Stabbed Card. New Version with darts on table
251
Card in Pocket. I performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
253
William H. McCaffrey Card in the Pocket. II
Related to 255
Showing Trouser Pocket Empty
255
Paul Rosini Two Card Location two cards are caught on fingertips (friction toss)
256
Rub a Dub Vanish
256
Paul Rosini Saliva Sorcery. I peeked at card disappears and reappears reversed
258
Paul Rosini Saliva Sorcery. II card vanishes from packet and reappears in pocket
Related toVariations 260
The Magic Thrust. I spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back
261
Al Baker The Magic Thrust. II spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back
Also published here 262
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust. III spectator pushes card reversed between two selections behind back
264
Theodore Annemann, Jean Hugard Relativity and Cards signed, one in pocket of performer, one in pocket by spectator
Related to 265
Two Card Reverse
267
George G. Kaplan The "Impossible" Location using Natural Card
Related toVariations 269
"You Do as I Do" - A. The Sympathetic Cards stacked
270
B. A Second Example with a Prearranged Deck
272
C. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Part I
275
Wax Card
275
C. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Part 2 do as i do with thought of cards
277
D. Variation Without the Use of a Waxed Card
278
E. Domination of Thought three versions
279
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser F. The "J.N.H." Method
281
Rolland Hamblen Do As I Do
281
Prearrangement of Packs Eight Kings
283
George G. Kaplan The Five Card Problem two cards, stacked deck
283
George G. Kaplan A Brain Teaser card chosen behind back is divined, stacked deck
285
George G. Kaplan Modern Long Distance Mind Reading card put from one half into the other is located, clocking
286
Dr. Buell A Test Discovery one-way pointer cards
287
The Up-to-Date Prophet spectator names number, performer card at that position, stacked deck
289
"Tearing the Pack" Trick pack torn in half, card selected from both half, match and are previous selection
290
John Mulholland A Spirit Writes name of selection appears on another signed card
291
Al Baker The Migrating Cards odd backed, all at once in spectators' pockets
Also published here 292
Jean Hugard "And the Spectator Blew"
293
William H. McCaffrey Color Changing Backs two decks with different colors, various selections change colors of backs and back
295
Frank Lane A Poker Deal performer draws four cards which are the Aces, deck flop
Related toVariations 297
Turning the Deck
298
William H. McCaffrey Unique Bridge and Poker Deal shuffled deck, card called out as memory demonstration (stacking), then bridge and poker deal demo
298
The Perfect Poker Trick Tens through aces are removed and dealt out multiple times, performer wins
303
William Larsen The Four Ace Deal thumb riffle stacking
305
A Maneuver for Stud Poker buckling bottom card glimpse
306
A Si Stebbins System Wrinkle dealing Royal Flush from Si Stebbins
Variations 307
Two Card Monte with the Torn Corner Added
307
John Scarne A Card Mouthful folded, while smoking
Also published here 308
One Hand Quarter Fold brief
Also published here 308
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Impromptu Method with Ordinary Cards "Lawrence Gray"
Variations 309
Placing Selection at Spelling Position spread or thumb count
310
T. Nelson Downs "The T. Nelson Downs Speller" three cards, stacked in three banks
311
Theodore Annemann Spell it Yourself duplicates
313
Commander Slayton Spelling a Card merely Thought Of: Commander Slayton's Method
Variations 315
John Northern Hilliard J.N. Hilliard's Method thought-of speller, ten-card set-up
317
Charles T. Jordan Spelling a Number of Cards after a Genuine Shuffle: Charles T. Jordan's Method two riffle shuffles, named suit is sorted out and all values spelled to
319
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
  • a. The Fairy Tale
  • b. Matching Cards
  • c. Automatic Spelling
  • d. Super-Spelling
320
The "Perfect" Spelling Trick four banks of duplicates with thirteen cards
323
John Northern Hilliard A Suggested Routine of Spelling Tricks routine suggestion of tricks described in spelling chapter
323
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin With Unprepared Cards, Without Forcing card laid face down on table proves to be card mentally selected
325
Professor Hoffmann Table Edge Switch with Servante
326
Another Method card changes in any named card
326
A Palm Switch
326
Ralph W. Hull The Three of Clubs card on table turns out to be any card named, different switches
Related toVariations 327
Mexican Turnover
327
Arthur Leroy Breast Pocket Switch miscredited to Hal Leroy
Related to 328
Forcing the Mental Selection of a Card and Tricks Therewith by spreading, by riffling
Related to 329
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin a. Effect thought-of card by one spectator is chosen by second spectator
330
b. Effect one to ten, thought-of card
331
Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement only court card among number cards, two methods
333
Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
333
Passing the Cards Before a Spectator
334
c. Effect stop trick with thought-of selection, two handlings
334
Forcing a Card by Springing the Cards forcing second card
335
Locating a Card After the Spectator's Cut
336
By Means of the Fan Spread
  • a. Raising a Neat Fan
  • b. Raising a Ragged Fan
  • c. Spreading on the Table
  • d. Displaying a Reverse Fan
Variations 336
With Prearranged Pack - a. Memorized Deck card reversed in deck turns out to be any named card, ungaffed, stacked deck
339
Side Slip Reverse basically Future Reverse
Related to 339
b. With Two Packs stacked decks, card cut to and turned over by spectator matches performer's card
340
Short Overhand Shuffle of Stack
340
Psychological Forces - Red or Black red is more often named than black...
340
The Seventh Position
341
The Second (and Third) Card forcing a card in a tabled row of five
341
One from Five one from five memorized card is chosen and located by touch
Related to 342
The Third Card from a packet of ten cards
342
Dai Vernon Vernon's Psychological Force Five Card Mental Force
343
Al Baker With Prepared Cards name of a red card is written on every black card in stacked deck
Related toVariations 343
Ralph W. Hull By Elimination OOSOOM forerunner, using a psychological fishing without asking questions
344
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream four banks of twelve cards, fishing
Related to 346
Dai Vernon With Unprepared Cards. A Method by Mr. Dai Vernon spectator selects card in other room, subtle crimp
347
U. F. Grant U-Do-It Ace Trick spectator loses Aces and deals out four hands to find them again, no-touch by magician (telephone trick?)
VariationsAlso published here 349
Sam Leo Horowitz The Four Aces double backer
351
Stewart James The Four Aces a bit convoluted
VariationsAlso published here 355
William H. McCaffrey The Four Aces matrix layout
357
Jess Kelly The Four Aces
361
Dai Vernon Aces for Experts
363
The Short Card discussing Types of Short Cards, Cutting a Short Card
364
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Aces Aces change to Kings, reappear somewhere else and the Queens show up as well, begins like a regular Ace assembly
Variations 365
Method No. 1 cards freely chosen, no assistant, from glass
370
M. Laissus Method No. 2 cards freely chosen, no assistant, from glass
374
Method No. 3 cards freely chosen, no assistant, from glass
375
Method No. 4. The Book Houlette cards freely chosen, no assistant, from book
376
, Robert Heller Method No. 1. Packet of Duplicate Cards Concealed on the Table Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, several variations and presentational ideas:
  • With an Assistant and without
  • By Fanning the Deck
  • Pip Change
  • Addressing the Queen
  • Card Rises Reversed then Turns Around
  • The Blank Card Gag
  • The Broomstick Rise (by Robert Heller)
  • With a Silk in the Glass
377
Method No. 2. Threaded Packet from Vest Pocket Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant
380
Method No. 3. With a Borrowed Pack Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant
381
Method No. 4. Card Rise Spontaneously from the Vest Pocket Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant
382
Method No. 5. Chosen Card Rises from Pack Held in the Hand Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant, hole through whole deck
382
Buatier de Kolta, Harry Stork Method No. 6. The All Rising Cards all cards jump out of class, card fountain, discussion of methods with details for some
  • Buatier DeKolta
  • Harry Stork
  • third method
383
Method No. 7. The Swinging Rising Cards Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant, houlette is attached at string and swings back and forth
385
Method No. 8. The Joker Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out JOKER
386
Method No. 9. The Celebrity Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out a chosen celebrity
386
Professor Alberti Method No. 1. The "Alberti" Method Hair and Wax Pellet
387
Adrian Plate Method No. 2. Adrian Plate's Method Hair and Wax Pellet
388
Method No. 3. Card Rising from Hand to Hand Hair and Wax Pellet, card floats through air to other hand
389
Method No. 4. From a Glass Hair and Wax Pellet, card floats through air from glass to hand
390
Method No. 5. Tube and Thread Hair and Wax Pellet, tube with thread in it (weight on one end) is hidden in clothing
391
Method No. 6. The Wand and Rising Card Hair and Wax Pellet, hollow wand with thread in it (weight on one end)
391
Method No. 1. Card Rise from the Pack Held in the Left Hand
392
Method No. 2. The Little Finger Rise
Related to 392
Sam Leo Horowitz Method No. 3. The Thumb Rise from fan
394
Method No. 4. A Comedy Rising Card not so deceptive, more a production
395
Method No. 5. The Fluted Glass hole in glass
396
Method No. 6. The Window Pack slit in whole deck
396
Method No. 7. Wand and Houlette ungaffed
396
Cardini Method No. 8. The Cardini Rise card jumps out of hat
397
Baffles Brush Method No. 9. Card Rising Through a Handkerchief ungaffed
397
Method No. 10. Card Rises from Card Case Tied to Performer's Hand
398
Jack McMillen Method No. 11. The "Plunger" Rising Cards with or without handkerchief, including an easier variation with wax
400
Special Cards one glued long card, handkerchief
402
With a Svengali Deck spectator pushed toothpick in side of deck and thus pushes out selection
403
Joseph Michael Hartz The Mechanical Pack brief description of solid deck with rubber wheels
403
Donald Holmes The Holmes Spindle little mechanism that's attached to rim of glass
404
The Card Case and Finger Tip case with slit, finger tip with needle
Related to 405
The Wand and Glass Houlette metall spring in wand that holds houlette
405
The "Lyre" Rising Cards trickling sand principle as mechanism, houlette
405
The Walking-Stick Rising Cards trickling sand principle as mechanism, houlette
406
Harlan Tarbell The "Sandu" Rising Cards trickling sand principle as mechanism, in glass on table
407
Val Evans The Tray and Houlette steel spring pushes up card
407
Henry Gordien The Gordien Rising Cards gramophone motor attached to table, thread
408
The Hand Houlette houlette and cards ungaffed, one gimmicked card
410
Howard Thurston The "Thurston" Rising Cards The Aerial Cards, floating across stage with named cards (assistant)
412
A Method for Parlor The Aerial Cards, floating card
413
A Second Method The Aerial Cards, floating card, no assistant
413
The Queen of the Air The Aerial Cards, card floating from one table to another
414
M. Guimard M. Guimard's Method fine wire loops at all cards
414
M. Ceillier M. Ceillier's Method card index
415
A.P. Neyhart The "Neyhart" Houlette fine mechanical solution
416
Robert Stull The Stull Rising Card Trick best for jumbo cards, electrical
423
Samuel C. Hooker Dr. Hooker's Impossiblities reprinted from "The Sphinx", description of performance
424
Dr. Jacob Daley The Card Windlass or Reel handling for the gaffed method (windlass or Thornton Reel), originally from "Art of Magic"
426
Burling Hull The Svengali Deck handling tips and getting into it from divided svengali deck
430
A Subtle Detection svengali deck, spectator finds his own card, ending clean
431
The Lady's Ring svengali deck, spectator finds his own card
432
The Spectator Makes a Prediction svengali deck, selection at any number by spectator
432
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck dealt into two piles repeatedly until one card remains, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 433
Al Saal The Perfect Stop Trick svengali deck, cards put from one hat to another hat one by one until spectator stops
Variations 435
Another "Stop" Trick svengali deck
436
A Blindfold Detection svengali deck, spectator deals cards and performer calls stop while blindfolded
437
Burling Hull The Mene Tekel Deck construction and handling
438
Chosen Card Passed Into Vest Pocket menetekel deck
439
Three Chosen Cards Discovered from Shuffled Pack in a Hat menetekel deck
439
Glenn G. Gravatt A Curious Coincidence two selections from two decks are put in a glass and match, menetekel deck & normal deck
Related to 440
David Devant The Triangle twenty-six double facers
Also published here 441
Paul Curry Infallible Prediction free selection is predicted written on other card, deck of double facers, double backer, "Touch"
Variations 442
Two Card Monte Move double facer and backer
443
U. F. Grant A Pocket Change card in performer's and spectator's pocket change place, double facer
444
Sam Leo Horowitz The Princess Trick with three cards, double facers
Related to 445
Ivory and Air Cushion Finish halves from different decks with different finishes, divided deck location
Related to 448
William H. McCaffrey Blindfold Multiple Detection blindfolded magician divines several cards, different finishes
449
Forcing Packs Three-Way Forcing Deck plus switch
450
Three-Way Svengali Forcing Deck
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Dr. Ford Rogers Rogers' Ever Ready Forcing Pack short forcing cards glued on long indifferent cards
Related toVariations 451
Charles A. Leedy Cards Plus Jugglery card travels from long-short glued forcing deck to pocket
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Strippers
  • How to Reverse a Stripper Deck
  • Half and Half Subtlety
  • Bringing the Reversed Card to the Top
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A Novel X-Ray Trick top six cards are named after shuffling, stripper deck
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Another Method top six cards are named after shuffling and deck is cased again
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Professor Hoffmann A Triple Discovery three selections are located twice, stripper deck
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Two Good Wrinkles: Reversing the Deck turning a one-way deck
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Not Reversing the Deck one-way deck handling
Also published here 459
End Strippers
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Bevelled Cards type of belly strippers
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Poker Demonstration controlling the aces, belly strippers
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Harry Blackstone Card and Number number named, that many cards are cut to and selection is at that position, belly stripper card
Variations 461
Impromptu Short Card broken corners
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H. Adrian Smith It's in the Bag - Effect No. 1 really blindfolded, short card
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H. Adrian Smith It's in the Bag - Effect No. 2 really blindfolded, short card
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H. Adrian Smith Out of Hands Force spectator forces card to himself
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H. Adrian Smith It's in the Bag - Effect No. 3 really blindfolded, short card
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H. Adrian Smith It's in the Bag - Effect No. 4 spectator places reversed card between two selections, performer really blindfolded, short card
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H. Adrian Smith It's in the Bag - Effect No. 5 really blindfolded, short card
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