2016
Written by Alexander de Cova
Work of Alexander de Cova
300 pages (Hardcover), published by DeCovaMagic
Illustrated with photographs
Language: German
99 entries
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Alexander de Cova Ein paar Worte zuvor
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Unknown Kapitel I: Salonzauberei
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Alexander de Cova Hasi finger ring vanishes from purse and appears around neck of stuffed toy animal
Related to 15
Alexander de Cova Phoenix aus der Asche
Inspired by
  • Ted Lesley's bill in cigarette routine
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Alexander de Cova Cigarette Switch with Matchbox
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Alexander de Cova Six-Card-Repeat discussion of different ideas, including gaffed cards
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Audley Walsh Das Kartenschiessen with optional rubbery thumb tip
Related to 31
Unknown Das Buckle Zählen
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Alexander de Cova Pocket Card Variation rubber band loops around corners hold cards together
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Alexander de Cova Der verschwindende Vogelkäfig vanishing bird cage
  • Der Vogelkäfig
  • Der Pull
  • Die Spezialtasche
  • Der Mikrofonständer
  • Vorführung
  • Das Abladen des Pulls
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Alexander de Cova Milchglas Trick glass with milk produced, paper tube put over glass and milk poured out, milk reappears in glass, glass vanishes under handkerchief (hole in table handling)
Inspired by
  • U. F. Grant's imitation milk glass
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Alexander de Cova Hebas Fes egg from hand to hat/fez multiple times, two melons as final loads, with spectator on stage
VariationsAlso published here 48
Alexander de Cova Chair with Servante
Also published here 50
Alexander de Cova, Roy Benson Fake Transfer described with fake egg
Also published here 51
Alexander de Cova Der Flaschentrick section on the multiplying bottles
  • Wanderung oder Vermehrung?
  • Die Flaschenwanderung
  • Die Flaschenvermehrung
  • Flaschensets
  • Die Röhren
  • Der Tisch
  • Das Layout
  • Umfallende Flaschen
  • Die Handhabung der Flaschensets
  • Das zweite Flaschenset
  • Das dritte Flaschenset
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Alexander de Cova Marconick Silk Trio silk flies visibly between two other silks, visual twentieth century silk
Inspired by
  • "And Yet Another Twentieth Century" (Marconick)
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Unknown Kapitel II: Close-up
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Alexander de Cova Ring, Watch and Wallet ring, watch and bill disappear from envelope and reappear at finger, arm and in wallet
  • Stand-up Version
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Alexander de Cova Purse Frame Handlings moves with the purse frame, intro
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Alexander de Cova Die Ramsay Subtlety purse frame display and coin production
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Alexander de Cova Mit der Edge Palm production from purse frame
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Alexander de Cova Die Direkte Produktion production from purse frame
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Alexander de Cova Goshman Pinch production from purse frame
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Alexander de Cova Das Hineingeben der Münze in die Geldbörse vanish into purse frame
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Alexander de Cova Das Verschwinden nach Fred Kaps vanish into purse frame, featuring a false transfer that Fred Kaps used
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Alexander de Cova Der Snap Vanish retention vanish into purse frame
Related to 100
Alexander de Cova Der sichtbare Snap Vanish visible vanish into purse frame
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Alexander de Cova Das Armpit Manöver loading the hand from sleeve for coin production from purse frame
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Alexander de Cova Börse in Börse coin purse is produced from purse frame
Inspired by 104
Alexander de Cova Die Sache mit dem Stift giant pencil or stick from purse frame
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Alexander de Cova Zauberei von Tisch zu Tisch thoughts on table hopping
  • Die Schatulle
  • Der Inhalt meiner Kassette
  • Münzenzauberei
    • Trickvorschläge
  • Verschiedene Tricks
  • Kartenzauberei
  • Abschließende Tipps
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Alexander de Cova Ein bewährtes Set-up für die Anzugtaschen how to organize the jacket pockets
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Alexander de Cova Die Ballvase routine with miniature eight balls, big ball as climax
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Alexander de Cova Der Verschwindegriff detailed
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Unknown Kapitel III: Kartenzauberei
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Alexander de Cova Der Express-Kartentrick card to nest of two envelopes, using Avalon envelope
Related to 139
Alexander de Cova, John Cornelius Der Durchschuss fan steal
Also published here 143
Unknown Kapitel IV: Fred Kaps
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Alexander de Cova Über Fred Kaps article about Fred Kaps
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Alexander de Cova Tricks von Fred Kaps
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Alexander de Cova Verschwindender Spazierstock comments on Fred Kaps's performance, rolled up in newspaper, with salt shaker
  • Die de Cova Variante
  • Die Fantasio - de Cova Variante
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Alexander de Cova Rauchender Daumen smoking thumb, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Rauchpokal smoke goblet, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
  • Meine Variante
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Alexander de Cova Münzenmanipulation coin manipulation, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Long Pour Salt Trick with comments on Fred Kaps's performance
  • Mein Gimmick
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Alexander de Cova Chinesische Schnurstäbe Chinese sticks, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova $11 Bill Trick comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Driebeck's Die Driebeek, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Karte in Zigarette card in cigarette, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Chinese Coin Routine comments on Fred Kaps's performance
Related to 171
Alexander de Cova Becherspiel cups and balls, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Sidewalk Shuffley comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Coins and Purse comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Tanzender Korken dancing cork, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Gefaltete Karte in Schachtel folded card in box, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Fred Kaps Brieftasche Kaps wallet, comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova Gipsy Curse comments on Fred Kaps's performance
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Alexander de Cova The Recurring Card Homing Card, comments on Fred Kaps's performance, with jumbo card method
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Alexander de Cova Kapitel V: Aus meinem Notizbuch
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Alexander de Cova Impromptu Seilhalter rope holder using scissors for organizing the props
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Alexander de Cova Daumenspitzen Handhabung finesse for purse swindle routine, frame phase
Related to 186
Alexander de Cova Mehrfaches Münzenverschwinden multiple coins audibly dumped into tabled cup, they vanish, secret second cup below table edge
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Alexander de Cova Würfelkasten Idee sequence with shell and top hat, magnet
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Alexander de Cova Geldschein in Zitrone money machine with rolls to restore and dry bill at the end of bill in lemon routine
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Alexander de Cova Apothekenbeutel using drug store paper bags for card stab
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Alexander de Cova Notfall Himber-Brieftasche impromptu Himber wallet made from post cards
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Alexander de Cova Comedy Karte an Decke deck tossed towards ceiling, no card sticks, selection levitates from floor to performer's hand
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Alexander de Cova Künstliche Eier on getting good fake eggs
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Alexander de Cova Becherspielladung ohne Jacke cups and balls loading without jacket, through hole in front of trouser
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Alexander de Cova Riesenedding ideas with a jumbo pen (actually pen holder in shape of pen)
  • Der Stift
  • Die Vergrößerung
  • Die Chop Cup Routine (giant hollow pen as chop cup)
Inspired by 194
Alexander de Cova Der Vertrag signed fake contract travels folded to hollow giant pen
Also published here 196
Malcolm Davison Umschlagforce mit Bleistift forcing method for ca. six flat objects, spectator repeatedly places pen onto the row in a process of elimination
Also published here
  • Magigram, 1978
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Alexander de Cova Kellentrick Finale idea for chalk paddle routine
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Alexander de Cova Streichholzspielereien Continuous Cigarette Production adapted to giant matches
Inspired by 200
Alexander de Cova Zur Tuchfärbung handling tips for die tube color change in the hand
  • Zur Färberöhre
  • Die Handhabung
  • Eine Finte
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Alexander de Cova Der Zuschauer zerschneidet das Seil spectator cuts the rope
  • Version 1 (nach U. F. Grant)
  • Version 2
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Alexander de Cova Chase The Ace jumbo cards, removable false indices and rubber bands
Inspired by 214
Alexander de Cova Idee zum Kalendereffekt
  • Die Eddie Joseph Variante
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Unknown Kapitel VI: Bastelarbeit
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Alexander de Cova Sichtbares Färben visual silk color change, pull to table
  • Variationen
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Alexander de Cova FUG-IT design for weight hold-out for sleeve
  • Ein paar Gedanken zu einem Holdout
  • Das Prinzip von Fug-It
  • Die Gewichte
  • Die Zugschnur
  • Der Stoffschlauch
  • Das Befestigungsgimmick
  • Der Greifer
  • Der Ärmel
  • Der Flaschenzug
  • Der Magnet
  • FUG-IT als "Upside Down Topit" (pendulum pull)
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Alexander de Cova NEMO Jumbo Rising Cards with houlette, card rises from envelope
Inspired by 235
Unknown Kapitel VII: Etwas Theorie
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Alexander de Cova Der Masterplan
  • Ziele setzen
  • Das Archiv
    • Das Dilemma
  • Die Zen-Lösung
  • Archivstruktur
  • Die acht Lebensphasen eines Archivbestandteils
  • Wissensaufbewahrung
  • Notizbücher
    • Tipps zum Notizbuch
  • Das Masterbuch
  • Gene Andersons Tricklisten
  • Physical Storage
  • Selektieren
  • Die Können-Wissen-Gabel
  • Die Selektionsliste
  • Checkliste Neuzugang Archiv
  • Die Bullshit List (BSL)
  • Beschaffung
  • Alte Zeitschriften
  • Buchempfehlungen
  • Die Schritte im Überblick
  • Ein Programm
    • Die Struktur
    • Die Auswahl der Tricks
    • Storyboard
    • Die Sieben Tricks
    • Halbtöne
    • Die Stoffsammlung
  • Eröffnungstricks
  • Humoristische Tricks
  • Tricks für den Mittelteil
  • Featuretricks
  • Schlusstricks
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Alexander de Cova Der Commando Act
  • Material
  • Gimmicks
  • Technische Details
  • Die Tasche
  • Ablagetisch: Die Sache mit dem Mikrofonständer
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Alexander de Cova Die D-E-C-O-V-A Formel method for constructing effects
Also published here 285
Alexander de Cova Verschiedene Formen der Zauberkunst magic genres
  • Clowneske Magie
  • Theatralische Zauberkunst
  • Virtuelle Zauberkunst
Also published here 286
Alexander de Cova Zauberkunst ist eine Technologie!
  • Worin besteht denn nun die Technologie in der Zauberkunst?
Also published here 287
Alexander de Cova Die fünf Schritte der Täuschung five steps of deception
Also published here 288
Alexander de Cova Falsche Annahmen - die Grundlage der Täuschung assumptions
  • Tipps, wie man falsche Annahmen in eine Routine einbaut
Also published here 289
Alexander de Cova Der Aufbau eines Programms
Also published here 290
Alexander de Cova, Gene Anderson Der "10-Punkte-Plan" nach Gene Anderson
Also published here 290
Alexander de Cova Über den Lernprozess und Automatisierung
Also published here 292
Alexander de Cova Die 5 Schritte, wie ein neuer Griff einstudiert wird how to practice sleights
Also published here 293
Alexander de Cova Die 5 Schritte zur Meisterschaft five steps to championship
Also published here 294
Alexander de Cova Wie man eine Routine zusammenstellt
Also published here 296
Alexander de Cova Über Lampenfieber about nervousness
Also published here 296
Alexander de Cova Kongresse, Wettbewerbe conventions and competitions
Also published here 297
Alexander de Cova Seminare lectures
Also published here 298
Data entered by Denis Behr.