Written by Ross Bertram

1983
Work of Ross Bertram

255 pages (Hardcover), published by Lee Jacobs Productions
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(169 entries)

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Ross Bertram Anecdotes
  • About Anecdotes
  • Let There be Light (Bulbs)
  • Marquis
  • Russell Swann
  • Manuel
  • Dai Vernon, Silent Mora and I - 1947-
  • From Faucett's Notebook
  • Believe It or Not or One For Ripley
  • On 'Second' Thought
  • Up Our Sleeves
  • An Historic Site
  • The Quite One
  • Getting Henry's Goat
  • Frakson
  • Frakson, Again
  • George Marquis
  • Early Vernon
  • The Sports Fan
  • Wasn't I Lucky!
  • And Now
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Ross Bertram The Eavesdropping Coin coin vanishes and is produced from ear, repeat
2
Unknown Roll Vanish
2
Ross Bertram Inflation half dollar tossed from hand to hand changes into dime, penny, vanishes
3
Ross Bertram Toss from Left Fingers to Right Sleeve
4
Ross Bertram The Waisted Coin half dollar disappears, reappears under foot
6
Ross Bertram Unflation dime is stretched to silver dollar
8
Ross Bertram Parvum in Multo quarter grows and becomes English penny
11
Ross Bertram The Coin Fold paper secretly torn
14
Ross Bertram Another Coin Fold
16
Ross Bertram Atomized Coin complete vanish with coin ditch in breast pocket
19
Ross Bertram A Note on Optics on retention of vision principle
22
Ross Bertram Bertram Edition
22
Ross Bertram The Bertram Addition coin changes to copper with retention vanish handling
24
Ross Bertram Back Clip Handling
25
Ross Bertram Coin Clipping on coin clips
29
Ross Bertram A "Clip" Holder clip on belt or wrist watch strap
30
Ross Bertram Clip Trip two coins vanish with clip
31
Ross Bertram (4-2-4) four silver coins change to 4 copper coins at once, using spectator's palm
33
Ross Bertram, Dai Vernon The "Drop" (Vanish and Variations)
36
Ross Bertram B.U.D. Bertram Utility Drop, coin dropped Wand Spin type
36
Ross Bertram Voodoo Coin coin cleanly travels from hand to hand
37
Unknown Purse Palm
39
Ross Bertram Terminal Coins using B.U.D.
  • Terminal 1 (four coins vanish)
  • Terminal 2 (four coins vanish without jacket)
  • Terminal 3 (four coins travel to other hand at once)
41
Ross Bertram The Texas Toppit using western style trouser pockets as topit
44
Ross Bertram Can You Toppit? (Here's how) complete, ditch of coin in trouser pocket
45
Ross Bertram The Penny Pincher coin vanishes, reappears, vanishes completely
46
Ross Bertram Inky Pinky - Hanky Panky two coins vanish completely, one in each hand
50
Ross Bertram Small Change two copper coins shrink, one in each hand
51
Ross Bertram The Elusive Coin in Handkerchief coin vanishes from handkerchief which is then knotted, coin reappears in knot
54
Ross Bertram Flesh Through Metal
  • Seated Version
  • Stand-Up Version
58
Ross Bertram A Penny for your Thoughts silver changes to copper and back
61
Ross Bertram Bertram's Open, Slow Motion Coin Vanish
65
Ross Bertram Coin Alchemy
66
Ross Bertram Two-Faced double sided coin changes into two separate coins, for magicians
68
Ross Bertram Chameleon Coin hand closed and opened and coin changes, one-handed
70
Ross Bertram Bertram Butterfly Transfer open coin and hidden coin are transferred to other hand
72
Ross Bertram Minus Equals Plus one of three coins removed, comes back to spectator's hand
72
Ross Bertram Fake Pick-Up from Hand coin slid under bigger coin
73
Ross Bertram The Martreb Change
76
Ross Bertram Money Goes East coin changes visibly when tossed from hand to hand, then to jumbo coin
78
Ross Bertram T. Nelson Downs
81
T. Nelson Downs Real Secret of the Miser's Dream
81
Ross Bertram Meet the Experts
82
Ross Bertram Unconventional
82
Ross Bertram The Magic Bug
82
Ross Bertram The Coin Star anecdote
83
Ross Bertram Shell Coins Downs anecdote
83
T. Nelson Downs Downs' Favorite Coin Vanish coin with finger clip
83
Ross Bertram Downs' Coin Vanish (without a gimmick) approach without gimmick by Bertram
84
Ross Bertram The Visitor Downs anecdote
85
T. Nelson Downs The Miser's Dream as I Do It
86
Ross Bertram Another Top Change
90
Ross Bertram A Pet Martreb Double Lift
92
Ross Bertram Subtle Thumb Count as Double Lift get-ready
93
Ross Bertram Push-Offs and Push-Overs A. Basic Position
B. The Push-Off and Turn-Over With One Card
C. The Push-Off and Turn-Over .... Two Cards
D. Another Push-Off Double Lift
94
Ross Bertram, Edward Marlo The Haunted Deck plastic on thread
97
Ross Bertram An Imperceptible Color Change two cards held one in each hand, they change place
100
Ross Bertram Far Out Double Lift starts with single card that is fed in underneath top card
Related to 102
Ross Bertram Close-Up Double Lift starts with single card that is fed in underneath top card
Related to 104
Ross Bertram Card Cannonade deck held in riffle shuffle position, card shoots out
106
Ross Bertram The Shoot-Out four aces shoot out of deck one by one, tabled
107
Ross Bertram With a Silencer card produced by drop-out during tabled running cut
109
Ross Bertram Bertram's Descending Card card inserted in middle sinks to bottom, tabled
110
Ross Bertram A Push-Through Card Control from center to bottom, tabled
110
Ross Bertram Up and Up two times, tabled
112
Ross Bertram Tabled Second Deal
113
Dai Vernon A Vernon False Cut straight cut
114
Ross Bertram Up Front Utility Move ditching card into shirt between buttons
114
Ross Bertram The Revolutionary Card angly
117
Ross Bertram Squeeze four aces produced from air
119
Joseph Cottone Squeeze Production
Related to 120
Ross Bertram Aces in Transit four aces transpose with four indifferent cards
122
Ross Bertram Scoop-Up Addition/Switch scooped up with left hand which holds deck
Related to 122
Ross Bertram Silver Aces five indifferent cards put on table one by one, change into Aces and Joker, four coins appear under aces
124
Ross Bertram Bertram Shade Move hiding coin under tabled card when it is turned over with second card
126
Ross Bertram Palming tips
128
Ross Bertram A Top Palm (method #1) from top to left hand cop
129
Ross Bertram A Top Palm (method #2) from top to left hand cop
130
Ross Bertram A Bottom Palm
132
Ross Bertram To Palm a Card from the Middle of the Deck into left hand cop
133
Ross Bertram The Touch Palm tabled deck, one-handed
135
Ross Bertram A Ribbon-Spread Palm tabled
137
Ross Bertram To Palm a Card by its Edge
138
Danny Dew A Commentary on Tenkai
140
Ross Bertram Tenkai Ishida
141
Tenkai Ishida, Ross Bertram The Tenkai Palm Placement correct position
141
Ross Bertram To Palm the Top Card into Tenkai Palm
143
Ross Bertram With a Card in the Tenkai Position what to do while holding out
144
Ross Bertram To Replace the Tenkai-Palmed Card
146
Ross Bertram From the Classic Palm to the Tenkai Palm
147
Ross Bertram To Palm the Top Card and Transfer it to the Tenkai Palm
148
Ross Bertram The Side Steal into Tenkai
148
Ross Bertram Exercise palming bottom card into Tenkai palm and replacing it, Kelly mechanics
148
Ross Bertram TeBe Color Change
Variations 150
Unknown Pushing Double through Hand
151
Ross Bertram TeBe Two, Color Change
153
Ross Bertram The Flasher bottom card comes to top, Tenkai Palm Transfer
156
Ross Bertram Tabled Tenkai Palm Replacement
157
Ross Bertram An Uplifting Application
158
Ross Bertram Bertram's Ascending Card tabled deck
160
Ross Bertram Tabled Double Lift
161
Ross Bertram Tabled Tenkai Palm Pivot Replacement
162
Ross Bertram A Tenkai Switch tabled lap sweep
163
Ross Bertram As A Free Force spectator touches his own card in spread, switch
164
Ross Bertram Top Card Switch While Holding Out starts and ends with Tenkai palmed card and deck in left hand
165
Ross Bertram Another Holdout Change
166
Ross Bertram A suggested application spectator cuts to his selection
167
Ross Bertram An Unusual Change using Tenkai Palm
168
Ross Bertram "Stop"
170
Ross Bertram Angles about angles of Tenkai Palm
171
Ross Bertram A Double Color Change one-handed
172
Ross Bertram And Vice-Versa no deck in use
175
Ross Bertram Five Zero Five five card vanish and reproduction with Tenkai Palm
178
Ross Bertram Tenkai Palm Throw Vanish
179
Ross Bertram Transfer Palm with Packet
182
Unknown Tenkai Palm against Body
182
Ross Bertram Production from Tenkai Palm
184
Ross Bertram Summary Tenkai palm comments
186
David (Foote) Drake An Interlude with a Craftsman and Pioneer essay about Ross Bertram
188
Ross Bertram Bertram's Card in Wallet
191
Ross Bertram The Hindu Yarn for stage with thicker yarn
192
Ross Bertram The Wandering Ring ring travels from hand to hand under test conditions, using B.U.D. (Bertram Utility Drop)
Inspired by 194
Ross Bertram B.U.D. Bertram Utility Drop, ring dropped Wand Spin type
196
Ross Bertram Hole-y Smoke using coin with hole
199
Ross Bertram Eerie Feller metal bending with nail
202
Ross Bertram Hooked Again hook attached to borrowed coin
  • To Apply the Gimmick
  • To Remove the Gimmick
204
Ross Bertram A Hooked Again Sampler
  • Seated at a Table
  • Seated Away from the Table
206
Ross Bertram Bertram's Bounty torn and restored cigarette paper
206
Ross Bertram The "Welcome" Mat mat that hangs over back of table with servante
  • Origin of the Mat
  • Ross Bertram's "Welcome" Mat
  • My "Welcome" Mat (Its Use and Versatility)
211
Ross Bertram Cut and Restored Rope using "Welcome" Mat
213
Dr. George E. Casaubon Of One-Hand Cuts and Shuffles
  • In Defense of One-Hand Cutting
  • Origins
  • King Charlier
  • Cuts and Numbers
  • Cards and Techniques
Also published here 218
Ross Bertram The Bertram Cut with variations and additions (including "The Bertram Challenge Cut", "Card Revelation")
220
Dr. George E. Casaubon The Casaubon One-Handed Shuffle overhand style
222
Dr. George E. Casaubon The Pincer Grip Cuts The Pincer Grip and Basic Cut
224
Dr. George E. Casaubon Pincer Grip Possibilities A. Middle to top Pincer Cut
B Mixing the Middle Pincer Cut
C. Pincer Packet Control
D. The Insertion Pincer Cut
E. The Shark Bite Pincer Cut
F. The Pincer Grip Shuffle
Related toAlso published here 226
Dr. George E. Casaubon One-Hand Table Cuts commentary
227
Ross Bertram A Triple Fancy Table Cut
Related to 228
Dr. George E. Casaubon A Stand-Up One-Hand Table Cut or Shuffle
228
Dr. George E. Casaubon One-Hand Throw Cuts
  • The Rock-a-Bye Cut
  • The Somersault Throw Cut
229
Dr. George E. Casaubon A Selected Bibliography on one-handed cuts
231
Earl Ray Wilcox Ace to Case
232
Unknown Leaving Top Card in Case
232
Faucett Ross Three Cards Across
233
Conrad C. Bush Think of a Card - Blank Deck Method counting procedure with double blank cards and dots
233
Murray Sumner A Bill Offering folded bill inserted into metal tab from can, penetration
Variations 234
Faucett Ross The Fate of a Borrowed Coin to metal box
236
C. W. Stanford Detex cards reversed with one-handed cut, aces shown with straight flush around them in deck
237
C. W. Stanford Charlier Cut Card Production
238
Sam Leo Horowitz The Horowitz Reversal Card Trick
240
Sam Leo Horowitz, June Horowitz, Trevor Lewis Double Trouble weird effect
240
Unknown Bottom Slip Cut
241
Faucett Ross A Questionable Miracle
243
Charles (Chuck) Kohrs Brainstorm though of card predicted in bag, using cloth bag with cards printed on it, two handlings
243
Charles T. Jordan Red-Black Shuffle
243
Peter Warlock Demain's Deception essay about Jack Demain and one-handed back clip production of coin
246
Ross Bertram The Way of All Flesh palming tip
248
Ross Bertram Dry Hands tip
248
Ross Bertram Saliva tip
248
Ross Bertram Reflections mirror practice tip
249
Ross Bertram Don't Kill the Audience, or Yourself on structuring effects
249
Ross Bertram Who are we Fooling?
249
Ross Bertram Little Things Mark the Professional
249
Ross Bertram The Rhythm Count tip
250
Ross Bertram A Tip on Card Handling
  • Picking Up The Deck
  • Picking Up a Single Card
250
Ross Bertram It Pays Off
251
Ross Bertram Coin Handling Picking Up A Coin (Showing both sides, Showing one side only)
252
Ross Bertram Cups and Balls board to perform on
253
Ross Bertram Food for Thought interview
254