Written by Arthur W. C. Brumfield, Jack Merlin

1927/28
Work of Jack Merlin

24 pages (Stapled), published by The Welworth Company

Language: English

(49 entries)

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Charles J. Maly Foreword
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Jack Merlin Theory short
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Jack Merlin Practice on practice and other theory aspects
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Jack Merlin Passes
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Jack Merlin Improved Hermann turning the hand as cover
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Jack Merlin Outjog Pass jog shuffle and cut, haymow shuffle
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Jack Merlin Side Slide Palm and Flesh Frip side palm after a peek
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Jack Merlin The Pass as a Trick no passes, to fool those familiar with passes, ambitious card plot
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Jack Merlin Top Turnover side palm and unloading the card while turning top card over
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Jack Merlin Pass Using Second Dealing ambitious card sequence, second deal
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Jack Merlin Snap Pass palming the card while tapping it into the deck and producing it at the fingertips
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Jack Merlin Tip Over Change and Pass
Variations 7
Jack Merlin Seconds and Bottoms
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Jack Merlin Seconds
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Jack Merlin Bottoms Erdnase grip
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Jack Merlin Glide example as a stop trick
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Jack Merlin Four Ace Trick bottom deal method
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Jack Merlin A Sequence Effect thirteen cards put in order by dealing them in a row on the table, alternate top bottoms
Variations 9
Jack Merlin False Shuffles and Cuts
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Jack Merlin The Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle
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Jack Merlin False Shuffle and Cuts with the Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle as the basis
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Jack Merlin The Lace Thru False Shuffle push through variation
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Jack Merlin False Cut two movements with break
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Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again
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Jack Merlin Another Red and Black Effect a red card and a black card are selected, after the shuffle the deck is separated and in one hand are all red cards and the black selection and in the other hand vice versa
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Jack Merlin Thumb and Finger Counting
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Jack Merlin First Method thumb count with two hands
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Jack Merlin Second Method thumb count with one hand, also for finding a card in the center and turning it over on top
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Jack Merlin To Place a Selected Card in a Given Position in the Pack
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Jack Merlin Vibrating Cards three selection produced one handed from the middle of the deck, pulled out with the thumb one by one
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Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number
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Jack Merlin Ink Card Used in Conjunction with Count Tricks
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Jack Merlin Changes
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S. W. Erdnase, Harry Houdini The Slip-Slide Change Houdini / Erdnase Color Change
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Jack Merlin Change Over Palm Change
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Jack Merlin A Double Change
Related to
  • Dai Vernon's analysis of the move in Genii, Jan. 1969, Vol. 33 No. 5, "The Vernon Touch"
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S. W. Erdnase Change a la Erdnase Bottom Palm only description of the palm
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Jack Merlin Improved Change with Erdnase Bottom Palm, First Method, bottom card changes
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Jack Merlin Under the Thumb Change left thumb across top card
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Jack Merlin Face to Face Change two halves are rubbed together, cards on face change
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Jack Merlin Change Making Palmed Card Disappear sucker moment, palming cards of and showing the problem of changes, in the end hand is empty
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Jack Merlin Crimps
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Jack Merlin Finger Crimp From the Side crimping corner while card is put back in deck
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Jack Merlin Finger Crimp From the End variation
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Jack Merlin The Royal Finders selection ends up between the two black kings
Also published here 20
Jack Merlin Forcing
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Jack Merlin A Sure Fire Force cards cut behind performer's back, card is added while turning over
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Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack
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Arthur W. C. Brumfield Editorial Note credits
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