Written by W. F. "Rufus" Steele
Work of Various
64 pages (Stapled), published by Selfpublished
No illustrations
Language: English
54 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
John Booth Introduction
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Whose Tricks?
Bert Allerton Community Do As I Do up to eight spectators follow along with a packet of card and locate their own card
Charles "Chic" Schoke A "Chick" Trick See Stewart James for credit claim
Related toVariations 6
Eddie Morton Colors Will Tell dealing and open red-black sorting procedure
Related to 7
Billy O'Connor Mix - Cut and Look spectator riffle shuffles once, cuts to a card and remembers a suit, then memorizes the first card of that suit from the face
Also published here 9
Arthur H. Buckley Location From New Deck two cards found after two honest riffle shuffles, interlocking chains
Paul Rosini Your Number - Your Card subtle key card location
Also published here 11
George Coons This Is Your Card spectator removes a card each from ten-card groups, when his selection is among them he takes this one
Variations 12
George Foster Money On The Line spectator stops count four times, bottom cards are the Aces
Eugene Bernstein Do It For Me performer chooses card from half the deck and spectator as well, cards are initialed and found by the other one
Related to 14
Arden Morris Mathematical Marvel performer selects and replaces a card, spectator names two numbers, card is not found at those numbers, but on the third try when counting to their difference
Edward Marlo Number Transposition card at chosen position changes to different chosen position
Also published here 17
De Luxe Spelling Trick random sentence spelled to locate selection
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Improved Jack-Jack-Jack
Inspired by 19
Eric Peterson An Old Trick in a New Dress
Paul Rosini While I Turn My Back spectator remembers a card and its position, performer locates it on his second try
"Senator" Clarke Crandall Triple Divination card from a poker hand or group of cards remembered, divined with "can you see one of same value here?..."
  • Effect No. 1
  • Effect No. 2
  • Effect No. 3
Stewart Judah Cards and Pellets eight cards written on billets, one card put in envelope, elimination deal done with billets, first side a free choice thanks to miswriting one billet, last billet matches card in envelope
Related toAlso published here
  • "A Curious Coincidence with Cards and Pellets" (Judah, Subtle Problems You Will Do)
Reverso selection replaced, all cards dropped to floor one by one quickly, selection is only one that lands reversed
Dai Vernon Ducy-Ducy sandwiched selection transposes with card in performer's pocket, Seven/Eight pseudo duplicate
VariationsAlso published here 27
Sandwich Switch lots of re-counting
Number Trick two cards at two positions remembered, they are suddenly no longer there when counted again and found in pocket, lazy man
Johnny Jones The Great Meld Mystery of Pinochle Kings and Queens separated behind back
Martin Barnett Spectator's Name
Harry Blackstone Mathematical Discovery spectator does calculation with any thought-of card and performer names it
Also published here 33
Doc Miller That Number Down
Variations 34
Paul Stadelman Phenomenal Memory memory demonstration, cards moved from half to half
Also published here
  • 1933 book by Paul Stadelman
Frank Shepard You Could Have Selected That One one of six previously tabled card indicates position of selection
Bert Allerton Allerton's Indicator spectator stops performer's deal, that card's value used to count to selection
Variations 37
I Should Judge spectator cuts to and remembers a card, deck dealt into five pile and spectator says which pile has his selection, spectator deals through cards and performer stops him at selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 38
Bil Baird Passe Shuffle three piles made, a card chosen and cards shuffled face-up/face-down, performer locates card, big section of face-up cards as tip-off
Three Card Location three selections turn over
Royal H. Brin, Jr. Simplicity Transposition odd and even number thought of by two spectators who remember cards at those positions
J. B. Bobo Name Your Cards here spelled "Bo Bo", piles made on table to select two cards, after they have been assembled the are found again with Tantalizer deal
Figures Don't Lie piles made, all gathered except three, total of bottom cards of those three pile is divined
Bert Allerton You Remember This One with eighteen cards
Also published here 44
Bill Salisbury Spelling Card Trick With Duplicate Queens spelling all values, spectator always gets a Queen
Royal H. Brin, Jr. Simplicity Poker Deal performer gets the Aces after the draw
Variations 46
W. T. Williard Twenty Card Sequel Joker pushed in twenty-card packet and cards on either side remembered, they are eventually found
Riffle Shuffle one suit on top, two honest riffle shuffles
Also published here 49
Two Digits ten-twenty force four times to produce Aces
Ed Miller Tapping Trick one of ten tabled cards touched, assistant knows which one
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Bridge and Poker Demonstration memory stacking (last cards remaining in each spectators's hand after card-calling are the selections) followed by poker and bridge demo
Bert Allerton Missing Deuce one of four Twos transforms into a selected card
Also published here 53
Royal Flush Royal Flush for any number of players, counting stacking method
Van Osdol Number Trick digit addition force
Variations 56
Doc Roberts Prediction
Making It Stick card does not stick to wall above door, but when performer gives him the power it works
Bill Bowman Mental Thought spectator writes a free selection on a piece of paper, it is later divined, talcum powder impression device
Bob Oswald Revelation lots of counting
Related to 61
Ten Card Effect card in ten-card packet and its position thought of, card travels to pocket after some counting in that packet
Bill Salisbury Poker Stack From New Deck
In the Middle sandwiched card in deck transposes with pocketed card, duplicate
Data entered by Denis Behr, February 2022.