See also Part Two
1940 ca.
Written by Edward Victor
Work of Edward Victor
72 pages (Paperback), published by L. Davenport & Co.
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
40 entries
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Edward Victor The "Pass" Again bottom cover pass
Edward Victor The Kings and Tens transpo of Kings in middle of deck and Tens on top, Joker on bottom as convincer of no manipulation, uses above Pass
Edward Victor The E. V. Semi-Circular Color Change card stolen from back of deck into gambler’s flat palm type of grip and deposited on face
Edward Victor A Colour Change Card Effect three selections, indifferent card is changed into first selection which is changed into second and then third
Edward Victor Reverse Back-slip card is slipped off bottom onto face of top half, used to make top half’s face card change, delayed change and instantaneous change
Edward Victor Method of Reversing the Bottom Card as deck is placed into left hand, for application see reference
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Edward Victor A Move for the “Rising Cards” (Sleight of Hand Method) wrong card rises from deck changes into selection, finger pushes cards up from back, for applications see references
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Edward Victor “Face to Face” Pack Effects (First Method) deck is openly “faced,” card rises out of deck, magician reinserts it reversed and it slowly lowers back into deck, deck is all facing same way, (note: Fig. 9 is audience’s view)
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Edward Victor “Face to Face” Pack Effects (Second Method) deck is “faced” in telescoped condition, face cards of each half are noted, one half reverses to face same way as other half, face cards verified as still the same
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Edward Victor A "Fan" Card Change wrong card found is changed into selection
Edward Victor Key Card – Spring Glimpse top half is squeezed to be sprung and bottom card is sighted
Edward Victor Spread Switch card isolated in spread is pulled by fingers to the right and left thumb pushes out next card, see next trick for another application
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Edward Victor A “Quick” Reversed Card Trick selection reverses itself in deck twice
One-handed Top Card Reverse under cover
Edward Victor Face-up Spread Switch switch a face-down card in face-up spread, related to "Spread Switch" p. 23
A False “Riffle Shuffle”
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Edward Victor The Cards and Handkerchief Effect two selections rise through handkerchief, two selections “shaken” through as in standard
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Edward Victor Multiple Card Palm Behind Handkerchief brief, Palm covered by handkerchief being shaken by both hands
Edward Victor Card Through Handkerchief – Two Cards setup to allow two cards to pass through one at a time
Edward Victor Rising Card Gag card retreats back down into deck because spectator “stopped think of his card”
Edward Victor The Four Mental Cards spectator thinks of one of four cards that are returned to deck, whichever one he names, magician can produce it (top, bottom, reversed or pocket)
Side-jog to Break left thumb pushes over top card of lower half so break can be taken beneath it when top half is replaced
Back-slip Cut brief
Card Reverse in Middle bold, under cover of body turn
Edward Victor Memory Tips a few tips to easily memorize four cards instantly
Edward Victor The Sense of Touch magician divines card by merely touching the packet
Edward Victor ”Sighting” A Card in the Pack selection is second from bottom, bottom card is Glided back to get glimpse, bottom cover card is “convincer” for audience
Control Card to Second from Bottom obtain break below top card of left spread, selection on bottom of right spread, square deck and Pass to break
Edward Victor The Magnetized Cards (Sleight of Hand Method) 24 cards are built into giant fan in one hand and stick, un-gimmicked
Edward Victor A Restored Tape and Ring Effect borrowed ring tied to end of ribbon, ribbon cut in center and tied back together, knot vanishes and ribbon is restored while spectator is wearing ring, “Introducing a Novel Principle”
Edward Victor The Chinese Rings - Author’s original method of presentation eight-ring routine,
“Two advantages in the method here described are:
  • (1) That each ring is examined by the audience as the effect proceeds, before it is linked on to another.
  • (2) That the first half of the effect is performed without making use of the “key” ring, thus permitting the handing out of every ring for examination at a point half way through the trick.”
Edward Victor Move 1. (Linking two rings.) single ring is lowered to stack of rings in hand and in continuous motion is swapped for ring that is already linked to another
Edward Victor Move 2. (Linking three rings.) similar to Move 1, but ring appears to link onto bottom ring of two-ring chain
Edward Victor Move 3. (Unlinking three rings.)
  • chain of three is swapped for single ring and chain of two
  • subtlety that it is still linked, then show unlink
  • chain of two swapped for two singles, then unlink
Edward Victor Move 4. (“Matter through matter”.) false knot tied around ring with handkerchief
Edward Victor Move 5. (“Do as I do.”) classic “rotary”-movement link
Edward Victor Move 6. (Linking five rings.) two linked rings in hand are linked to three-ring chain in other
Edward Victor Move 7. (The travelling ring.) top ring of chain is dragged down through all rings and is unlinked at bottom
Edward Victor Move 8. (A bunch of keys.) all rings linked onto one ring, all rings are apparently shown separate to end
Edward Victor Note (on routine) closing thoughts about routine, refers to reference
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Data entered by Yehuda Rauch, April 2021.