Written by Jon Racherbaumer

Work of Various

99 pages (Hardcover), published by Danny Korem
Illustrated with photographs and drawings.
Language: English

(91 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Issue Page Categories
Edward Marlo The Predetermined Hour clock trick, selection divined, hour predicted as card value, including four impromptu versions
VariationsAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 1 1
Edward Marlo Another Elevator three cards
Related to Vol. 1 No. 1 2
Unknown Three as Ace Misshow
Vol. 1 No. 1 2
William Zavis Up the Sleeve Again card in sleeve appears on pack, in sleeve is now selection, new handling
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 1 3
Roy Walton Ten Paces to the Right selection ten cards away from face-up Ten spot, faro (see page 8 for non-faro suggestion by J. Stewart Smith), see page 16 for correction
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 1 4
G. W. Hunter The Gypsy Switch switching small item when wrapping it in handkerchief, for credits and sources see page 24
VariationsAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 1 5
Marvin Johnson Easy Thievery Thieves and Sheep handling, two copper/silver coins, see page 16 for credits
Vol. 1 No. 1 7
Roland Hurley The De-Materializing Coin chinese coin with square hole and half dollar with round hole transpose, then holes transpose
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 2 9
Mike Rogers Still Avid color changing back kicker
Vol. 1 No. 2 10
Charles Aste Jr. Tilt Subtlety striking center cards, often credited to Schwarzman
Vol. 1 No. 2 10
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious related to "Coming Up in the World", see correction on page 34
Related to Vol. 1 No. 2 11
Edward Marlo Marlo One-Hand Crimp bottom left corner with base of thumb
Vol. 1 No. 2 12
Edward Marlo Placement Control crimp, basically tabled version of Vernon's Placement
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 2 13
Edward Marlo Pull Down Substitute thumb base
Vol. 1 No. 2 13
Eddie Fields The Farcical Force bold
Variations Vol. 1 No. 2 13
Sam Schwartz Working Against Time egg timer with miniature card on bottom used, card under egg timer change into selection with "the card under the timer" line
Related to Vol. 1 No. 2 14
Matt Corin The Cannibal Cards routine claimed by Wesley James, see references
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 2 15
Mike Rogers Six to One six coins put in hand transform into one different coin, clip
Vol. 1 No. 3 17
Sam Aaronson, Walter Rollins, Mike Rogers Modified Aaronson-Rollins Coin Clip
Vol. 1 No. 3 17
Mike Rogers Lapping Move item "parked" on table
Vol. 1 No. 3 18
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 3 18
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Transposition card peeked in upper half is secretly transferred to lower half, three methods
Related to Vol. 1 No. 3 20
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Fingertip Tenkai Steal card peeked in upper half is stolen
Vol. 1 No. 3 20
Edward Marlo Silent Gypsy four copper coins transpose with four silver coins, using handkerchief, solid stack
Vol. 1 No. 3 23
Father Cyprian Slap Jack two face-up jacks far apart travel around selection, two methods
Related to Vol. 1 No. 3 23
Milton Kort The O-Kort-o Box Rides Again stack of half dollars changes into dimes in box, hollow stack, O-Kort-o or Okito box
Vol. 1 No. 4 25
Edward Marlo Lead-in Ace Cutting
Vol. 1 No. 4 25
Roger Klause New Theory Coins Across two ahead, shell
Vol. 1 No. 4 26
Roger Klause Fist Steal in Tenkai Pinch
Related to Vol. 1 No. 4 26
Jon Racherbaumer Last-Minute Departure
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 4 28
Edward Marlo Delayed Atfus
Vol. 1 No. 4 29
Edward Marlo Variations of K. M. Move Force variations, slip force
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 4 30
Art Altman Art Altman's Handling slip force
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 4 31
Edward Marlo, S. W. Erdnase Marnase False Cut also as slip cut
Related toVariationsAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 4 32
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Pressed Between signed card pressed from top to center between sandwich cards
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 4 33
Brother John Hamman Deck in Parvo case shrinks, for credits for gaff see page 50
Vol. 1 No. 5 35
Lin Searles Reversal Track card reverses itself and its value is used to count to selection, match occurs along the way
Related to Vol. 1 No. 5 37
Lin Searles Christ Force Handling
Vol. 1 No. 5 37
Edward Marlo The Elusive Jacks black jacks change to red jacks, blacks reversed in deck, spectator locates reds again
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 5 38
Roy Walton Right Number two mates find mate of selection, faro & stay stack
Vol. 1 No. 5 39
Roland Hurley The Midas Touch two dollars, quarter & dime change into gold coins, purse & 1.35 gimmick
Vol. 1 No. 5 40
Edward Marlo Marlo's Phantom Deck red-blue rough-smooth deck
  • First Effect: spectator stops at only odd-backed card, Open Prediction with backs
  • Second Effect: thought of card has odd back
  • Third Effect: touched card has odd back
Vol. 1 No. 6 43
Unknown Face-up Classic Force any touched card is odd-backed
Vol. 1 No. 6 44
Edward Marlo Double Out named card is either missing or odd-backed
Vol. 1 No. 6 45
Edward Marlo Impromptu X-Ray Deck four selections returned to deck, performer names them, two methods, inspired by Daley's "Electronic Vision" (Linking Ring, April 1951)
Vol. 1 No. 6 45
Edward Marlo One Spectator D.M.
Vol. 1 No. 6 47
Edward Marlo, Bill Simon To Set Up combination of two referenced Bill Simon effects
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 48
Edward Marlo For the Color Blind card with binary marks chosen from one deck is shuffled to top via faros in stacked second deck, badly explained
Vol. 1 No. 6 49
Roger Klause Tabled Transpo Plus two copper one silver with Okito box
Related to Vol. 1 No. 7 51
Edward Marlo, Roger Klause Pop up Move
Vol. 1 No. 7 52
Brother John Hamman Underground Transposition
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 7 52
Bob Veeser, Brother John Hamman Veeser Concept
Vol. 1 No. 7 53
Larry Jennings O. Henry Find deuces sandwich selection, then deuces change into two selections, see also J. K. Hartman's way to get into on page 81
Related to Vol. 1 No. 7 53
Unknown Cut Reverse from Royal Road
Vol. 1 No. 7 54
Edward Marlo X Marks the Spot unknown card is marked with X on back, spectator selects it from face, correction for "X Deck" (see Phoenix reference)
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 7 55
Dick Jarrow Right On!
Vol. 1 No. 7 56
Edward Marlo 21 Plus Subtlety for correction see reference
Related toAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 7 57
Jerry K. Hartman Rough Smooth Red-Blue Credits
Vol. 1 No. 7 58
Mike Rogers Cap & Pence Handling
Vol. 1 No. 8 59
Brother John Hamman The Elmsley Assembly
Vol. 1 No. 8 61
Edward Marlo They're All Alike ambitious type routine shown, people think they're all the same, but they're all blank
Vol. 1 No. 8 62
Edward Marlo In Lieu of the Hindoo Shuffle all alike for full deck
Vol. 1 No. 8 64
David Solomon, Steve Draun S-D Location two phase location
Variations Vol. 1 No. 8 65
Edward Marlo Kick-Off Switch tabled card(s) lapped, palmed card(s) switched in
Variations Vol. 1 No. 9 67
Edward Marlo, Mike Rogers Coin Kick & Card Change coin lapping vanish or card transformation
Related to Vol. 1 No. 9 68
Edward Marlo Eidetic Change see credit notes on page 67
Related to Vol. 1 No. 9 70
Herb Zarrow Herb's Variant four cards, with selection that travels into deck
Inspired byVariations Vol. 1 No. 9 72
Roy Walton Twice Removed four deuces found by spectator
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 9 73
Roy Walton Christ Force Handling
Vol. 1 No. 9 74
Edward Marlo Ruse Cull ruse to cull control two selections, Gemini Twins procedure (Locatrik) as lead-in for Jennings' routine
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 1 No. 9 74
Edward Marlo Faro Riffle Shuffle detailed
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 10 75
Jon Racherbaumer Editor's Prologue general comments on the Table Faro
Vol. 1 No. 10 75
Henry Christ Card Clairvoyant improvement
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 10 78
Edward Marlo Flight for 3 three selections from between aces to between queens in center
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 10 78
Marvin Johnson Shift Spell spelling to the Aces
Vol. 1 No. 10 79
David Solomon Doubly Open gaffed
Variations Vol. 1 No. 10 80
Edward Marlo Ambitious Swindle hidden use of Edward Victor's Color Change
Related to Vol. 1 No. 10 81
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Zap Aces
Related to Vol. 1 No. 11 83
Dai Vernon Variation
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 84
Edward Marlo Push-In Change
Vol. 1 No. 11 84
Edward Marlo Rouge et Noir four red, four blacks
Vol. 1 No. 11 85
Jon Racherbaumer Turning on an Audience performer names card that is selected behind his back, three methods/phases
Vol. 1 No. 11 85
Larry Jennings Twist'in extra card
Variations Vol. 1 No. 11 87
Roy Walton Match-a-Matic performer and spectator each take four cards, two mates, rest four Aces
Vol. 1 No. 11 88
Edward Marlo ETC. three touches
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 89
Peter Kane Finn Change card to bill, pocket card
Related to Vol. 1 No. 12 91
Edward Marlo Signature Rush unknown sandwiched card turns out to be later signed selection, four methods
Vol. 1 No. 12 92
Pete Biro Kneet! coin into glass
Related to Vol. 1 No. 12 93
Mike Rogers The Zany Gaff deck placed on table, covered with handkerchief, selection comes face up to top, magnetic thread gimmick between hands
Vol. 1 No. 12 93
Jon Racherbaumer Veiled Tosheroon coin on deck
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 12 95
Edward Marlo Blind Date kings and queens place on table alternating by performer and spectator, all suits match
Related to Vol. 1 No. 12 95