1970-1974
Written by Roger Smith
Work of Roger Smith
200 pages (Stapled), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
112 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page Categories
Roger Smith Sympathetic Aces to Kings four Aces travel to one corner of newspaper, covered with two napkins, then Aces change into Kings
Vol. 1 No. 1 Aug. 1970 1
Unknown Buckle Display hiding one face, showing other twice, using a buckle and multiple turnover to start
Vol. 1 No. 1 Aug. 1970 2
Roger Smith A Glorpy Routine two slates are numbered and covered with folded handkerchief, ghost appears under handkerchief and as image on slate
Vol. 1 No. 1 Aug. 1970 5
Roger Smith The Progressive Four Aces
Vol. 1 No. 1 Aug. 1970 6
Roger Smith Any Number via False Faro Method
  • The Faro Shuffler's Column #1
without actual faro, straight-cut placement ("False Faro")
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 1 Aug. 1970 9
Roger Smith (reviewer) Book Review Aug. 1970 very brief, Faro Fantasy, Tricks You Can Cout on, Smith on Card Vol. 1 No. 1 Aug. 1970 9
Roger Smith Yea Old Editor's Monthly Talktalk Column
Vol. 1 No. 1 Aug. 1970 10
Roger Smith The Svengali Routine spectator keeps selecting the same card, then all cards look the same, deck ends up to be normal and selection is found in performer's pocket
Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 1
Unknown Card Reverse from top to bottom, card is reversed in process
Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 2
Roger Smith Pressure Pass one card pass, from center to bottom
Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 3
Roger Smith (reviewer) Book Reviews September 1970 Smith on Cards #1 Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 5
Roger Smith (reviewer) Dingle's Deception by Harry Lorayne Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 5
Roger Smith (reviewer) Off Color Card Tricks by Milton Kort Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 5
Stan Shaffer The Shaffer New Silk Fold folding method for handkerchief production
Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 6
Roger Smith The Faro Shuffler's Column #2
Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 8
Roger Smith Any Number via False Faro Method - Variations two variations
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 8
Roger Smith The Greatest Faro Trick of the Century card vanish, straight cut placement, faro shuffle and sticky
Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 8
Roger Smith Ye Old Editor's Monthly Talktalk Column
Vol. 1 No. 2 Sep. 1970 10
Roger Smith Mental Card Epic three selections, performer removes mates and chosen cards are placed on top
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 3 Oct. 1970 1
Unknown Cross Sum Force
Vol. 1 No. 3 Oct. 1970 2
Roger Smith The Faro Shuffler's Column #3 spelling to the Aces, top cards of packets are then turned over and they are blank cards with message
Vol. 1 No. 3 Oct. 1970 5
Roger Smith Will I Never Again coin is placed inside a triangle of matches and covered with a playing card coin vanishes
Vol. 1 No. 3 Oct. 1970 7
Roger Smith (reviewer) Hierophant by Jon Racherbaumer Vol. 1 No. 3 Oct. 1970 10
Roger Smith The Strange Lament of a Cardman or How I Got Bored and What I Did
Vol. 1 No. 3 Oct. 1970 10
Roger Smith Ye Old Editors Talk Talk Column on "is magic dead?"
Vol. 1 No. 3 Oct. 1970 11
Roger Smith The Perfect Four Ace Trick
Vol. 1 No. 4 Nov. 1970 1
Unknown Snap Change
Vol. 1 No. 4 Nov. 1970 4
Roger Smith Faro Illuminator Setup
  • Faro Shuffler's Column #4
control with incomplete faro peek
Vol. 1 No. 4 Nov. 1970 8
Roger Smith (reviewer) Book Review for November 1970 The K-S Control System Vol. 1 No. 4 Nov. 1970 9
Roger Smith A Simple But Quite Expensive Coin Routine You'll Like - Part 1 sandwiched coin in box penetrates box and hand, Jo-pro Box
Vol. 1 No. 4 Nov. 1970 9
Roger Smith Ye Old Editors Monthly Talk Talk Column
Vol. 1 No. 4 Nov. 1970 10
Roger Smith The Liar Strikes Again without stack
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 5 Dec. 1970 1
Roger Smith A Clever New Coin Move In Continuation switching coin while apparently throwing it out of coin box
Vol. 1 No. 5 Dec. 1970 8
Roger Smith Book Review For December of 1970 announcement for Coins of Ishtar
Vol. 1 No. 5 Dec. 1970 9
Roger Smith Ye Old Editors Monthly Talk Talk Column
Vol. 1 No. 5 Dec. 1970 10
Roy Walton Assembly In Reverse progressive assembly, faces of Aces not shown in each packets, just backs
Vol. 1 No. 6 Jan. 1971 1
Roger Smith The One Handed Faro Miracle gag, deck in order is placed inside case and is found shuffled, one handed Faro shuffle
Variations Vol. 1 No. 6 Jan. 1971 5
Roger Smith John King and the Twelve Spades story trick with only one suit used, two riffle shuffles
Vol. 1 No. 6 Jan. 1971 6
Roger Smith Mental Card Epic Variation different method
Related to Vol. 1 No. 6 Jan. 1971 8
Roger Smith Card-O-Matic Writing one spectator signs back of a card and one face of another card, signatures end up on same card
Vol. 1 No. 6 Jan. 1971 9
Roger Smith Editor's Column
Vol. 1 No. 6 Jan. 1971 10
Roger Smith The Fake Deal Routine or Never Trust a Magician fake seconds, bottoms and center deals
Related to Vol. 1 No. 7 Feb. 1971 1
Roger Smith The Four Sided Card card on the deck is turned over four times and different sides are shown
Vol. 1 No. 7 Feb. 1971 4
Roger Smith The Ultimate Shift apparently shifting card form center to top
Variations Vol. 1 No. 7 Feb. 1971 5
Roger Smith Multiple Snap Change Interlude series of changes, snap over change and two other changes
Vol. 1 No. 7 Feb. 1971 7
Roger Smith The Worlds Most Complicated Card Trick With Two Cards cards turn blank, three cards
Vol. 1 No. 7 Feb. 1971 9
Roger Smith Ye Old Editors Talk Talk Talk Column
Vol. 1 No. 7 Feb. 1971 11
Bill Derman Repeat Tap Reverse Ace to Four turn over, then chosen value changes to selection and then into Joker and selection is removed from pocket
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 8 Mar. 1971 1
Bernard Shine, Roger Smith The Head-less Coin Half dollar with head of Kennedy cut out
  • The Partial Travelor
half dollar placed inside spectator's hand, only head of the coin travels to performer's hand, coin has hole
Vol. 1 No. 8 Mar. 1971 5
James B. Torncello Torncello's Aces transpose, change into other cards and raise to the top
Vol. 1 No. 8 Mar. 1971 6
Roger Smith The Very Obvious Reversal Pass
  • Notes of Jan. 18, 1971
turning top half face up and then reversing bottom half, openly
Vol. 1 No. 8 Mar. 1971 9
Roger Smith (reviewer) Expert Card Chicanery by Alton Sharpe Vol. 1 No. 8 Mar. 1971 10
Roger Smith Ideas preview to further issues
Vol. 1 No. 8 Mar. 1971 11
Bruce Cervon The Devel's Elevator Ace to Four of Clubs come to top of packet of four red cards, one by one
Inspired by
  • Harvey Rosenthal's "Express Elevator" in "Genii" Vol. 35, No. 8. April, 1971.
Variations
Vol. 1 No. 9 Apr. 1971 1
Martin Lewis, Roger Smith, Bruce Cervon Case Of Transferance Aces transpose with Kings both quartets sticking out of a packet, with two variations
Vol. 1 No. 9 Apr. 1971 5
Roger Smith The Under Sea Ace Mystery rhymed patter for collectors, no method
Vol. 1 No. 9 Apr. 1971 8
Roger Smith Rising Card Effect
  • Notes of Jan. 30. 1971
ambitious card sequence, with face up card moving under top card
Vol. 1 No. 9 Apr. 1971 9
Roger Smith Bunk
Vol. 1 No. 9 Apr. 1971 10
David Kaput The Unespected ESP cards, three face down, spectator has to guess face-down cards, humorous routine
Vol. 1 No. 10 May 1971 1
Roger Smith, Mike Schwartz Ace Investigation more variations for Mental Card Epic
three selections, performer removes mates and chosen cards are placed on top
Inspired byVariations Vol. 1 No. 10 May 1971 1
Roger Smith Ultimate Sandwich #8 card stolen from shut case
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 10 May 1971 7
Rick Miller, Roger Smith 4 Ace Surprise three cards placed on one Ace, other three Aces change into random cards, fourth Ace and cards on top turn out to be Kings, Aces found in pocket, with Variation by Roger Smith
Vol. 1 No. 10 May 1971 8
Roger Smith Bunk on credits for Center Deal Fake in The Fake Deal Routine or Never Trust a Magician, Bonus Extra
Related to Vol. 1 No. 10 May 1971 10
Rick Miller Coins Across Routine without real title, three coins travel from hand to hand
Vol. 1 No. 11 June 1971 1
Roger Smith, Mike Schwartz Gaffus MCE #1 Mental Card Epic routine, using gaffed cards
three selections, performer removes mates and chosen cards are placed on top
Related to Vol. 1 No. 11 June 1971 3
Mike Schwartz, Roger Smith Gaffus MCE #2 gaffed version for Mental Card Epic
three selections, performer removes mates and chosen cards are placed on top
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 June 1971 4
Roger Smith Universal Stud Poker solution for posed problem by Karl Fulves, in five-card packet the cards change in some way, with variation
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 June 1971 5
Roger Smith FFF Break Control Addition to top, with Swing cut and Charlier Pass
Vol. 1 No. 11 June 1971 7
Roger Smith In Case Collectors deck in case, then Aces placed in closed case, selections found between Aces
Vol. 1 No. 11 June 1971 8
Roger Smith The Premeshed Collectors
Vol. 1 No. 11 June 1971 9
Roger Smith Column without proper title, posed problem, stack that can be cut anywhere and a good poker hand can be dealt
Variations Vol. 1 No. 11 June 1971 10
Roger Smith Mission Impossible instructions and prediction of chosen card heard on tape, Mission Impossible themed
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 1971 1
Roger Smith (reviewer) More Faro Fantasy by Paul Swinford Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 1971 2
Roger Smith Brush-Go coin vanish from Okito Box, using salt shaker, seated
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 1971 3
Roger Smith A,2 Joker several solutions for posed problem by Karl Fulves
  • Ace-Two-Joker Extra #1
  • Ace-Two Joker 35
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 1971 4
Roger Smith A's to K's four Aces turn to Kings one by one and appear in deck face up
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 1971 7
Roger Smith FFF Double Cut III cards from top transferred to bottom using FFF cut
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 1971 9
Roger Smith Some Random Thoughts on the Incomplete Faro Peek
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 1971 9
Roger Smith Bunk
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 1971 10
Roger Smith The Bonus Extra
Related to Vol. 1 No. Bonus Extra Dec. 1971 1
Roger Smith Mental Reverse IV selection has odd-backed back as kicker, with four variations
Related toAlso published here Vol. 1 No. Bonus Extra Dec. 1971 2
Roger Smith The I-F Lapping Move selection lapped by pushing joker in from other side
Also published here Vol. 1 No. Bonus Extra Dec. 1971 7
Roger Smith Necromancer on the long publishing break of Necromancer, upcoming issues
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 1973 1
Roger Smith Joker's Miracle solution for Hofzinser's problem nr. 1 "Die Farbenwahl" (Choice of Color), eight cards transform into chosen suit
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 1973 1
Roger Smith Trickus Ultimatus single card and packet is removed, performer divines number of cards, selection travels from center to chosen position matching the chosen number, duplicates
Related to Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 1973 4
Roger Smith How to Memoize the Whole Deck in an Instant naming position of selection, when deck is riffled in front of eyes, apparently memorizing the order
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 1973 6
Roger Smith Sandwich Transpo card in hand transposes with sandwiched card
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 1973 8
Al Leech Sandwich Exchange
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 1973 9
Roger Smith Sandwich Transpo #2 sandwiched card transpo with other, card found reversed in center of deck
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 1973 10
Roy Walton The Gambling Spectator solution to posed problem, stack that can be cut anywhere and a good poker hand can be dealt
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 1974 1
Roy Walton The Gambling Magician solution to posed problem, stack that can be cut anywhere and a good poker hand can be dealt by performer
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 1974 3
Peter S. Innis, Jr. Solution to a Card Problem solution to posed problem, stack that can be cut anywhere and a good poker hand can be dealt by performer
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 1974 5
Roger Smith The Progressive Travelors Ace to Four in a row and deck on the right, cards all travel one position to the right, Ace is now a indifferent card, Two is the Ace etc, repeated until all cards end up on top of the deck
Vol. 2 No. 2 1974 7
Roger Smith The Fabulous Faro Finder incomplete Faro Shuffle and half stripped out again, one card sticks out which is an Ace, repeated to produce all Aces
Variations Vol. 2 No. 2 1974 12
Roger Smith The Faro Plunger or The Offset Incomplete Faro Technique incomplete Faro to make a selection, after shuffle four Aces are reversed in the deck, Aces are out jogged and pushed through the deck, three random cards are injogged now, repeated until selection remains
Variations Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 1
Roger Smith Smith's Hudson' Marlo (SHM #1) reversed card ends up next to selection after a shuffle
Inspired by
  • Edward Marlo's "Hudson's Marlo" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1968.
Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 3
Roger Smith SHM Control #1 placing a reversed card after incomplete Faro to further now position of card
Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 4
Roger Smith SHM Control #2 using reversed card in combination with Incomplete Faro, chosen card ends up on top
Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 4
Roger Smith SHM Control Effect #3 reversed card turns out to be selection
Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 4
Roger Smith The Amazing Dribbling Faro Location incomplete faro with eleven-card packet, held by left and right hand, cards fall until selection remains (Liebenow's card peeling)
Related to Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 5
Roger Smith Faro Flip Out incomplete Faro, deck is shaken and only selection falls from deck
Variations Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 5
Roger Smith Faro Flip Pit Effect #1 incomplete Faro, deck is shaken and only selection falls from deck, routine
Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 6
Roger Smith Faro Flip Out Index Card Steal chosen card is stolen behind index card, from Incomplete Faro position
Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 7
Roger Smith Signature Prediction free selection ends up with signature of performer, using the Faro Flip Out Index Card Steal
Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 8
Roger Smith Notes, Comments, Etc.
Vol. 2 No. 3 1974 8
Steve Saunders, James R. Hicks Four Aces 1,000,001 Aces vanish and are found again by spelling the cards
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 4 1974 1
Roger Smith K-S False Shuffle false shuffle in the hands, small packet
Vol. 2 No. 4 1974 2
Roger Smith Friday Night Countdown card transforms to selection, then selection is inserted in to the deck and travels to chosen number
Related to Vol. 2 No. 4 1974 4
Edward Marlo Fake Pickup brief, reversed card in center is apparently picked up with top half
Inspired by
  • in Ed Marlo's "Fake Pickup" in "Tops"
Vol. 2 No. 4 1974 4
Roger Crabtree Crabtree's 2nd right first finger lifts card up at outer right corner
Vol. 2 No. 4 1974 6
Roger Smith Back Page Notes
Vol. 2 No. 4 1974 7
Roger Smith Four Card -- One Riffle Shuffle Stack four Aces in one shuffle
Vol. 2 No. 4 1974 8
Data entered by Lorenz Schär.