669 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Coincidence / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Die rätselhafte Harmonie spectator choses same card as other spectator, key card
1896 102
Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection
Related toAlso published here 1897 192
Francis King Die Karte im Glase card thought of and card chosen and lost, they are the same, it travels into a handkerchief-covered glass
Feb. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2)
21
Die magische Einwirkung two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection, translation by John Willmann
Also published here Apr. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4)
51
Carl Willmann Die sympatisierenden Karten card chosen, card chosen from second deck matches
Aug. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8)
119
A. J. Sonderbare Uebereinstimmung deck shuffled, spectator cuts and count off the top few cards, one of the Aces chosen, the counted-off cards are of the same suit, two methods
Related to Dec. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12)
181
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die sympathetischen Zahlen spectator stops while performer deals cards on table, then four people select a card, selections are the four Tens which match amount of dealt cards, number is also predicted on a piece of paper
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1910 4
Charles T. Jordan Co-Incidentally No. 3, two decks, duplicate is found by selecting four cards and number from rolled dice
Also published here 1920 7
Al Baker Two Souls with but a single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cards
Related toAlso published here 1920s
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript)
476
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeated
Related toVariations 1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects)
27
Louis Nikola Unconscious Thought Transmission Random card chosen and sealed in envelope. Audience members name suit and value to form a card, which matches the card in the envelope
Also published here 1927 34
Jack Merlin Three Card Force and Floor Change card is forced several times, then put under foot of spectator who thinks all cards are the same, then card under foot changes and deck is normal
1927/28 11
Al Baker Two Souls With But a Single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cards
Also published here 1928 9
Sympathetic Sympathy two decks, performer and spectator each cut to a card and put it in the same envelope, they match, repeated
1928 18
Coincidence two cards chosen in one deck reverse itself in another deck
1928 21
Victor Farelli A Strange Coincidence card freely chosen with knife stab, then position chosen and card above and below knife denote earlier selection with suit and value
Variations 1931 5
Victor Farelli The Reversal card chosen with knife stab, another card pocketed, for both cards, two cards are found that denote value and suit, one of the pairs reversed
1931 7
Graham Adams The Torn Pack and Tricks Therewith two cards selected and returned, then whole deck torn in two halves, two cards counted to in both "halves", they match and are one selection, everything mixed in a hat and both halves found by touch
1931 27
Al Baker The Matchmakers two cards torn, spectator sort out the pieces face down, pedestal prop
Also published here 1933 30
Tom Sellers The Paired Card card from odd-backed deck matches prediction in glass
Related toVariations 1934 14
Theodore Annemann Triplets by Chance three decks, three spectator select the same card
1934 27
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection
Related to 1934 36
Theodore Annemann Just the Same Alike two cards selected from two decks are the same, selection process from one deck complicated with four piles and die
Also published here 1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
41
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant A Sweetheart card marked on the right side of the face, then card marked on left side of the face, they turn out to be the same
1935 31
Stewart Judah The Spectator's Choice Tantalizer deal with thirty-two cards, two selections by both spectator and performer, spectator choses which one remain after dealing procedure, see page 172 for correction
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 17)
92
Julian J. Proskauer The Origion and History of the Torn Deck Trick "origin", deck is sawn or torn in half, two half card selected, they match and are previous selection
Feb. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 17)
96
Orville Wayne Meyer The Guidance of Fate two decks, two cards match, chosen with handkerchief force
Also published here Nov. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 26)
159
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence (impromptu method)
magician divines mental selection by using two cards - one denoting suit and one denoting value
Inspired by 1936 40
Loyd's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde two cards are exchanged from two packs
1937 70
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeated
Related to 1937 74
Synthetic Sympathy two selections from different decks match
1937 75
Coincidence two decks, one in spectator's pocket one in performers, two selections, repeated (spectator plunges in pocket and takes out first card he can get), one marked, card index in pocket
1937 78
Another Marvelous Coincidence two selections from 2 packs match
1937 78
Everybody's Card several spectators all select the same card, slick card
1937 97
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1937 112
Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematical
Related to 1937 187
Rolland Hamblen Necromantic Calculation
Inspired by 1937 187
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection
Related to 1937 214
Charles T. Jordan Strange Coincidence coincidence with card values where two values add up to a third selection, stack that will force the number ten
1937 220
Charles T. Jordan Double Divino coincidences and mates with stacked hundred-card-deck, see also single deck version in reference
Variations 1937 226
Four-Fold Sympathy multiple coincidences, two packs
1937 239
Glenn G. Gravatt Coincidence Mene Tekel two cards chosen from different decks match, Menetekel Deck
1937 260
Charles T. Jordan Coincidentally with two decks with same back, secret exchange of deck provides duplicates of chosen cards
VariationsAlso published here 1937 286
Newton Hall Controlled Luck fifty-two numbered cardboards & cards are shuffled and read one by one until performer tells to stop, card and number combination is predicted
Also published here Mar. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 30)
191
Robert Parrish The Real Coincidence Trick two decks in performer's and spectator's pocket, cards removed - they're the same
1937 9
Trick with Two Packs forcing two cards previously reversed in second pack
1938 239
"Tearing the Pack" Trick pack torn in half, card selected from both half, match and are previous selection
1938 290
b. With Two Packs stacked decks, card cut to and turned over by spectator matches performer's card
1938 340
Glenn G. Gravatt A Curious Coincidence two selections from two decks are put in a glass and match, menetekel deck & normal deck
Related to 1938 440
Torn Deck Discovery deck is torn in half, two half selected match and are previous selection, short card
1938 471
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks
Also published here Oct. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 49)
346
Theodore Annemann The Torn Card deck torn in half, stop trick from both half piles, credits see p. 461
Nov. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 66)
460
Robert Parrish Synchronism performer removes a card openly from blue deck, despite free choice spectator selects same from red deck, forcing deck and interesting deck switches
Variations 1939 32
Theodore Annemann, Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face
Related to 1939 7
Eddie Clever Master of Will three cards in three envelopes, same cards are selected from other deck and were predicted
Dec. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 6)
1
Dr. H. Walter Grote The Harmony of Numbers "An Original Card Divertissement"
several piles made by cutting and saying stop, each pile has ten cards and a Ten spot on top
Related to 1939 28
Telepathie? cards dealt on table in four piles, top cards match date of borrowed coin
1939
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4)
27
Rolf Andra Das zerrissene Kartenspiel torn deck, two halves match
Also published here 1939
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5)
18
T. Nelson Downs Money Sense cards divined and four selected cards represent year of coin
1940
The Jinx (Issue 87)
551
Theodore Annemann Coincidence spectator and performer cut their decks, bottom cards are the same, "Instanto" deck
1940
The Jinx (Issue 115)
680
Digging For Diamonds performer and then spectator always cut at diamonds
1940 21
Nate Leipzig From the Pen of Leipzig two shuffled decks are covered with handkerchiefs, performer removes a card with each hand, they match
Jan. 1940
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 7)
1
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine seltsame Uebereinstimmung shuffled deck in handkerchief, performer names three cards and removes them from the deck without looking, second deck with numbers on back, numbers on backs of the three removed card match with the actual date
Also published here
  • "Magie" 1931.
Oct. 1940
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 2&3)
6
Rolf Andra Das zerissene Kartenspiel torn deck, two halves match
Also published here Oct. 1940
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 2&3)
8
Jack Vosburgh Ten and One ten and one put on table, spectator puts two coins on top, coincidence, nail punch
1941
The Jinx (Issue 124)
721
Jack Vosburgh Once in a Life Time odd-backed unknown card is chosen from face
Related to 1941
The Jinx (Issue 125)
727
Del Cartier Weird Coin coin borrowed, half deck dealt in four piles, top card correspond with year of coin, sum counted down, card predicted
1941
The Jinx (Issue 132)
757
Tom Sellers Matching the Colours two packets of five colored cards, matching with the spectator
1941 10
Rolf Andra Unter magischem Einfluss cards written on paper, spectator apparently selects performer's card and places it next to his selection
Also published here 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 1)
6
Rolf Andra Sofort Probieren cards written on paper, spectator apparently selects performer's card and places it next to his selection
Also published here Sep. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 9)
2
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, two cards match after Henry Christ cutting procedure
Also published here 1941 7
Paul Curry Two Card Routine
  • Effect No. 1: Joker and Ace of Spades change places
  • Effect No. 2: Joker on top, Ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
  • Effect No. 3: Joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
  • Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are Joker and Ace
  • Effect No. 5: Joker and Ace reverse in the deck
  • Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the Joker
  • Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the Joker and the Ace are found
  • Effect No. 8: selections transform into Joker and Ace
  • Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, Joker and Ace
Also published here 1941 27
Eddie Joseph A Double Location two-card version of previous location, with variations:
  • the two selections come next to each other
  • several men choose the same card, women also
Inspired by 1942 15
Eddie Joseph A Remarkable Coincidence two cards chosen from two decks match, repeat, two-way Mirage decks
1942 71
Joe Berg A Miracle - Maybe unknown card signed on back, deck spread face up on table and spectator finds card, either directly or via improvisation
Related to 1942 22
Gerber Thrice Right thought of number is counted from the deck and cross sum as well, another spectator does the same without looking at the card, prediction matches the card from first spectator and when the card by the second spectator is turned over ist is the same as well
Inspired by
  • a routine by Stewart James in "The Jinx"
June 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 38)
157
Clyde Cairy Sympathy
Variations Sep. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 43)
177
Walter B. Gibson Deferred Coincidence three cards are selected from a red and from a blue deck, they match
Dec. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 50)
206
Julian J. Proskauer The Torn Deck Trick deck is sawn or torn in half, two half card selected, they match and are previous selection
1943 24
Orville Wayne Meyer Magno Touch performer writes name on face of card, spectator selects card and signs it's back, it is the same card
Jan. 1944 36
Hans "Severus" Ernst Bimbo1 ABC deck is shuffled and nine cards written on grid, grid torn in halves and spectators try to form name of playing card, card matches with card in poker dice
1944
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2)
6
John Mulholland The Prophetic Pennies spectator shuffles deck, freely chooses penny from a pile, date matches top four cards
1944 62
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks
Also published here 1944 295
Orville Wayne Meyer The Guidance of Fate two decks, two cards match, chosen with handkerchief force
Also published here 1944 296
Newton Hall Controlled Luck fifty-two numbered cardboards & cards are shuffled and read one by one until performer tells to stop, card and number combination is predicted
Also published here 1944 309
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, two cards match after Henry Christ cutting procedure
Also published here 1945 78
U. F. Grant Zella Prediction Trick one card selected, one thought of, prediction written on one card, it's the selection with the thought of card written on it
Related to 1945 19
Robert A. Nelson, Dr. H. Walter Grote The Twenty-First Stunner ungaffed
Inspired by 1945 23
Walter B. Gibson Sextuple Stranger Than Hallucination three people look at the bottom card and remove it, all think of the same card
Inspired by Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 80)
325
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchanged
Variations 1946
Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
15
H. Levenson Amazing Coincidence two rows of eight cards, selection is found in the named column
1946
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946)
4
Bob Hummer The Little Moonies CATO routine, cards with moon faces printed on them, one way they are smiling held the other way the are sad, spectator marks two cards on the pack and cuts them in the deck, performer takes cards behind back, all moons are in smiling orientation except marked two
Also published here 1946 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)
1946 25
Herb Runge Duo
Inspired by Mar. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 122)
491
Paul Curry Two Together spectator and performer think of a card in their half and note them on a business card, halves are put together back to back and two cards slipped of together, the noted cards are slipped of at the same time
Related toVariations Nov. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 139)
560
Clayton Rawson Magic Is Easy spectator touches a card and it's card named before by performer, repeated, then card reversed
Sep. 1947 351
Intuition with Cards two card initialed, spectator and magician each chose them
1948 78
Tony Kardyro Strange, Very Strange two cards in two halves thought of by two spectators at an agreed-upon small number, they are the same card, card is shown to have vanished and is reproduced from pocket
1948 5
Arthur H. Buckley Sympathy in Choice four or five cards chosen and lost, then other spectators think of cards in fan, they match
1948 97
Arthur H. Buckley Sympathy in Choice four or five cards chosen and lost, then other spectators think of cards in fan, they match
1948 97
George C. Engel Quadruple Coincidence three cards and number of cards of a cut-off packet match
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
543
Oscar Weigle Under the Table Coincidence two decks below table, halves are exchanged and placed face-to-face, cards at separation point match
1949 13
Al Baker Two Souls With But a Single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cards
Also published here 1949 24
A Test of Will two cards chosen from two decks turn out to be the same
1949 56
George Blake Your Deal
Feb. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 197)
788
George Starke Quadruple Coincidence No. 55, Do As I Do with four climaxes, three cards and number of cards of a cut-off packet match
Related toVariations 1950 97
Bill Simon My Lucky Card No. 76, card cut into the the deck by the spectator, ends up between two cards that match its value and suit separately.
Variations 1950 138
John Scarne Scarne's Birds of a Feather No. 93, performed with the cards under the table
1950 174
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Sympathetic Cards No. 137, from two decks placed under handkerchiefs, performer removes matching cards
1950 265
John Scarne Scarne's Sympathetic Card Trick No. 144, coincidence effect using different-sized packets of cards from two decks.
1950 278
George Schindler One in a Million one card is marked with an X, spectator selects exactly that card
July 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 234)
934
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value
Variations Nov. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 241)
962
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck
1951 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck
1951 5
Bill Simon, Martin Gardner Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value
1952 151
Dr. A. Ch. Wilsmann Ideenflucht two decks, spectator and performer select same card, cards travel to envelope
1952
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 6)
78
Al Leech A Double Coincidence cards chosen from two decks
1953 23
Edward Marlo Some Challenging Ideas: The Spectator Coincidence card thought of in red-backed deck matches physically chosen card in blue-backed deck, posed as a problem
Variations 1953 189
Milton Kort Color Change & Follow Up Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread), red/blue card
Related to Aug. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 288)
1152
3mal dasselbe brief explanation of two tricks
  • same card is selected by two people by counting and dealing
  • two cards lost in the deck end up on the bottom
Also published here
  • in "Triks"
1953
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 3)
120
Dr. A. Ch. Wilsmann Die Zwillingskarte two spectators select same card, second card is remembered while riffling through the deck
1953
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 4)
125
Dr. William Weyeneth Mit einer Karte... spectator and performer put packet in pocket and last cards removed are selections
1953
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 6)
157
Walter Essman Sealed card is marked with a seal turns out to be selection
June 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 309)
33
Stewart James Coincidence Upon Coincidence finding two cards with same value
1954 5
Rolf Andra Ihr Wunsch ist mir Befehl... several cards are chosen all of named suit
1955
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 2)
284
Tom Bowyer Maybe Make Three shuffled deck cut in half, performer takes three values out of one half, three cards chosen freely from other half, most of the time some values match, proposition bet
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
5
Bob Hummer The Little Moonies CATO trick, uses cards with drawing of either smiling/frowning face. Two cards are marked on the back and after mixing, shown to be the only ones frowning while other cards are smiling
Inspired byAlso published here 1956 19
Walter Behm Der Mathe-Magier number prediction of rolled dice, length of cut band, amount of cut cards and total of two selections, same numbers
Inspired by
  • Hofzinser's "Der Mathematiker"
1956
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 17 No. 4)
439
Martin Gardner The "One Two Three" Trick three sets of Ace to Three are removed, one set put in a face-up row on table, one set put face down under those cards in the row, last three cards are distributed by spectator so they don't match the face-up cards, face-down cards either predict the placement, or each set has an Ace, Two and Three, also suggestion with other objects (different-sized cups of three colors)
Variations July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
5
Theodore Annemann Dust the same alike two cards selected from two decks are the same, selection process from one deck complicated with four piles and die
Also published here 1957
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4)
522
Edward Marlo Opening Phase after spectator shuffles, a Seven is at seventh position, three methods
1958 21
Tony Corinda No. 7. A Card Trick unknown card is marked with initials of the spectator, who finds that card by coincidence
1958 19
Tony Corinda, "Teddy" Love (13) Stooges comments, trick by "Teddy" Love where two spectator's select the same card as the performer does, three decks
Also published here 1958 99
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select thirteen cards, everybody has one card of each value
Related to July 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 10)
3
Rolf Andra Das unlösbare Problem two decks, two spectator select a card and put it in other deck, both chose the same card and they match prediction
1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 3)
667
Al Leech The Spectator Does a Trick two cards tell value and suit, "Untouchted" with touching
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1959 6
Al Leech The Double Count
1959 10
Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel A Card and Billet Routine cards are noted on billets, cards on board, spectator selects a billet and throws a dart into the noted card
1959 195
Jack Avis The Birthday Card Trick card is found a position of a wished month
1959 312
Sidney Lawrence The Trio Routine with three effects:
  • Two Minds - a Single Thought (two spectators think of the same card)
  • Before Your Very Eyes (finding selection)
  • Gamma Location (challenge card location)
Variations 1959 314
Tony Corinda Bird of a Feather a lot of cut card pieces, four are selected and form one card, with variations
Variations 1959 320
U. F. Grant A Date with a Coin coin is selected, when top four cards are dealt, numbers match the date of the coin
1959 30
Mel Stover Triptych spectator cuts deck in two piles, card cut to is placed aside, down-under-deal with both halves, the remaining cards match, and they also match the card placed aside, fourth card in wallet
Variations July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
15
Edward Marlo Roughed Mene-Tekel Coincidence card thought of in blue deck matches card chosen from red deck
Related to Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
8
Edward Marlo The Spectator Coincidence physical selection matches mental (named from face-up spread) selection, using "Double Face Mente Tekel in red and blue cards", suggesting an SBS deck as well in intro
Inspired byVariations Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
38
Robert Craig Green Stamp Coincidence two sets of the same cards, spectator and performer chose one and mark the cards with a stamp, cards match
1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
55
Ken Beale Trireme sixteen-card packet cut and dealt into two piles, top card of one pile pocketed, down-under-deal with both packets result in a card of the same value and the same suit of the pocketed card
Inspired by Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
17
Dai Vernon Cards of Coincidence two cards from two decks put in envelope match, three phases
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1961 11
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein entzückender Karteneffekt spectator marks one card behind back, it is the only card with a different back color
Also published here 1961 101
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart, Edwin Leist-Bernini Dr. Rotbart's Kartenmysterum four piles, 4 cards are selected, then deck is shuffled and dealt again into four piles, top cards match selections, duplicates
1961
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 5)
103
P. Howard Lyons Safety Match two decks shuffled, the top cards match, then one of those cards changes to match new top card of other deck
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
18
Anthony J. Gugliotta Venus Observa card chosen and lost reversed in deck, its name is spelled in another deck and the arrived-at card lies next to the selection in first deck
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
22
Edward Marlo Technicolor Prediction spectator turns over one card behind back, reversed card was predicted and has different colored back, several methods
Related to 1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
64
Max Malini Card Magic six spectators select the same card from six decks
Related toAlso published here 1962 24
Der zerrissene Gedanke deck is cut in half, two half-cards are chosen, they match and form a single card
1962 15
Edward Marlo Spectator Coincidence #2 card thought of in red-backed deck matches physically chosen card in blue-backed deck
  • The Follow Up Spectator Coincidence
  • Observations
  • Another Way
Inspired by Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
24
Edward Marlo Spectator Coincidence #3 two cards freely chosen from different decks match, first card chosen by reversing an unknown card (glimpse or marked deck)
Inspired by Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
26
Edward Marlo, Peter Warlock Sympathetic Coincidence performer places blue-backed card in case, spectator removes same from red deck
1964
Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles)
94
Edward Marlo, Theodore Annemann Impromptu Remote Control unknown odd-backed card is marked on back, a card selected via stop procedure with deck in glass is marked on face, turns out to be the same
Inspired by 1964
Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles)
95
Al Leech A Chameleon Pair similar to "Right, Wrong, Right"
1965 27
Al Leech Triple Coincidence
1965 32
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideas
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 397)
416
Verall Wass Two of a Kind Repeated two decks, spectator and performer place some card in pockets and they always remove matching cards
1965
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 26 No. 3)
46
Paul Stadelman Who Can Yell the Loudest? several spectators select same card, humorous revelation
1966
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
82
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match
June 1966 37
Karl Fulves The Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
Variations June 1966 39
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47
Inspired byRelated to July 1966 45
J. W. Sarles Coercion Problems with Cards - No. Five
card reversed behind back by performer, then spectator, same card
Variations Sep. 1966 55
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solution
Inspired by Sep. 1966 56
Francis Haxton Coercion solution
Inspired by Dec. 1966 69
Chan Canasta Oops 15: Four Kings into exile Reader chooses any two values of cards (no suits), go through deck of cards and find them side by side
1966 32
Arthur Setterington Death Card six blank cards and an ace of spades, spectator selects the ace
1967 12
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal Flush
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Aug. 1967 113
Gene Finnell Togetherness two piles, two selected cards end up together
1967 4
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark
Also published here 1967 47
Die verrückte Zehn ten cards, two spectators chose one each by naming a number which is counted to, they are the same card, the rest are duplicates of another card
1967 4
Arthur Rasper Das Farbkartenmedium five color cards are placed in stand or glasses, spectator gets another five cards and manages to place them to the matching cards, partial rough-smooth
Inspired by 1967 27
William P. Miesel Cards & Dice Ace to Four and four dice match up, Aces appear
Related to Mar. 1968
Epilogue (Issue 2)
9
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Related toVariations July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
18
Tom Sellers, Rolf Andra The Paired Card card from odd-backed deck matches prediction in glass
Inspired by 1968
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 29 No. 1)
10
Karl Fulves Out Of Hand two cards are removed from packet, rest dealt out, suits of selections and suits in piles have some coincidences
1969
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements)
35
Gene Finnell Face-up Face-down Duplication face up/face down order of two piles match, gilbreath
Mar. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 5)
37
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation some red-black matching occurs, gilbreath
Inspired by Mar. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 5)
37
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two-card location
Inspired byVariations Mar. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 5)
38
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro
Inspired byAlso published here Nov. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 7)
51
Aldini Cardincidence Card freely chosen from packet of blue cards matches card chosen from red packet
1969 16
Aldini, Glenn G. Gravatt More Thoughts Anticipated Spectator removes card from red deck, matches card taken out by magician from blue deck
Inspired by
  • "Final Selection" (Glenn. G. Gravatt)
1969 19
Edward Marlo Simplex or Complex three selections turn out to be the same card, two methods
Variations Spring 1970
Hierophant (Issue 3)
116
Dai Vernon Gemini Cards
Related toAlso published here 1970 25
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny Math Teacher three cards are selected, values of two added equal value of third card, with large card stand
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
128
Sam Schwartz Tri-Multaneous
  • Part 1: mate & selection appear at same time after slip slop shuffled packed is gone through in pairs
  • Part 2: Sam-Ultaneous
  • Part 3: two chosen cards show up at same position in two packets, using two odd-numbered piles
see also p. 348
Inspired byVariations Apr. 1970 334
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins
Inspired by
  • "Isaac's Law" (Karl Fulves, Magic and Spells Quarterly)
Related to
Winter 1970
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio)
379
Gene Nielsen Resonance! two decks, same cards are selected from two spectators
1970
Magick (Issue 11)
51
Paul Swinford The Double Brotherly Whammy two selections are together, CCCC
Inspired by 1971 45
Karl Fulves Another Oracle as a 2-deck Do As I Do coincidence
Inspired by 1971 3
Ron Ferris Dynamite with red black separation climax
1971 23
Peter Kane Swindle Coincidence two decks shuffled by two spectators, they each chose a number card and count down to arrive at the same card
1971 10
Bruce Cervon Outer Limits! one of five unseen cards is signed on the back by performer, cards are turned over and spectator selects same card
1971
Magick (Issue 23)
111
Paul Maurer The Match-Maker six cards with women are shuffled and placed on stand, five blank cards and a King of Hearts are shuffled and placed on the other cards, King of Hearts ends up on chosen card
Inspired by
  • Jochen Zmeck's "Brautschau" in "Magie" January, 1967.
1971
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 32 No. 2)
24
Frank Garcia Three in a Million two decks, spec and perf select same card and cut off same amount of cards
Related toVariations 1972 32
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops)
1972 57
Roy Walton Long Shot four spectators select the only red cards from about half the deck
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 1972 560
Orville Wayne Meyer Something Screwey sucker element, three spectators select same card, card ends up in pocket
1972 78
Clayton Rawson Magic Shuffle Variation cards shuffled face up into face down, cards found together
1972 123
Billy McComb The Reverse-Cut Svengali Pack ... An Introduction spectator and magician both cut at the same card
1972 79
Dai Vernon Vernon's Coincidence Card Trick Ala Annemann No. 67, two cards from two decks put in envelope match, two methods
Also published here 1972 20
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Mental Effect No. 143, two cards peeked, they are the same, card not in deck but found in pocket, cryptic
1972 38
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Sympathetic Numbers Or Lucky No. 277, spectator stops while performer deals cards on table, then four people select a card from four piles, selections are the four Nines which match amount of dealt cards, number is also predicted on a piece of paper
Inspired byRelated to 1972 69
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Double Steal Effect No. 294, two spectators select a card from one half each, performer also writes down a card, all three are the same and card is found in pocket
1972 75
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz's Coincidence No. 591, card chosen in one deck is reversed in other, then cards transpose between two decks and backs change again
1972 165
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
1973 16
Gene Finnell Face-up/Face-down Challenge face-up/face-down condition of one pile matches that of another pile
1973 65
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Inspired by 1973 67
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro
Inspired by 1973 75
Karl Fulves Unmatch five red and five black cards, spectator choses five, when turned up in pairs they always are one red and one black
Also published here 1973 80
Charles Hudson Match Up
Inspired by 1973 91
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act
  • First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
  • Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
  • Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
June 1973 629
Robin Robertson Etcetera variation of Long Shot
Inspired by July 1973 640
Jerry K. Hartman Two Strikes Spectator stops on the same card twice
1973 38
Jerry K. Hartman Compulsive Thinker Spectator selects only black card in a group of red cards, see "Update" in Super Dupes p. 24
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1973 60
Jerry K. Hartman Think Twice Spectator marks the back of previously thought of card
1973 65
Gene Finnell Cards Of Prophesy (actually unnumbered page between 30 and 31)
card removed, odd-backed card put in deck, faros, cards of same value and suit end up next to odd-backed card (composite)
1973 31
Gene Finnell Make Up two selection cut into deck, faro, cards on either side have same value and suit (composite)
1973 75
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Pointed Up Wager proposition plot (problem by Fulves): one black card in a packet of red cards, spectator cuts to single black card, six methods
1974 102
Edward Marlo The Cam Myth Smith Myth Coincidence Effect, but with really different selections
1974 146
Edward Marlo Olram's Coincidence two cards are chosen from different decks, they match
1974 202
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch
July 1974
Epilogue (Issue 21)
196
Edward Marlo Dribble Coincidence two decks, three phases
Related to Oct. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 2)
13
Edward Marlo Dribble Concept Continued two decks are dribbled and spectator calls stop, eight aces, double back thick card
Related to Nov. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3)
29
Stephen Minch The Temperance of the Elements four tarot cards matching the elements are selected, four pieces of paper where a writing appears, with the elements theme too
1974 28
Stephen Minch The Judgement of Twin Souls two spectators think of the same tarot card
1974 39
Jerry K. Hartman Exception Selection packet of cards is shuffled, spectator says stop as they are dealt through and stopped-at card is dealt face down, all cards are shown to be Diamonds and spectator’s card is a Spade
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 19
Jerry K. Hartman Compulsive Thinker II same plot as previous trick
Related to 1974 20
Jerry K. Hartman Irresistible Force packet of cards are dealt through face up singly and spectator says stop when he wants and his card is dealt facedown, spectator sees they are the Diamonds in order, his card is turned up and it is the Joker, see also “Irresistible Prediction” p. 58
Related toAlso published here 1974 22
Jerry K. Hartman Irresistible Prediction packet of ten cards, spectator names one as the “open prediction” and packet is shuffled, spectator stops as magician deals through packet and stopped-at card is the prediction, see also “Irresistible Force” p. 22
1974 58
Harry Lorayne Ultra General Card (and Impossible Location) three spectator choose the same card, used as effect and also as method
1975 29
Jerry K. Hartman Taking Turns spectator turns over card behind back, apparently exactly the same as performer a moment before
Inspired byRelated to
  • notes by Fulves on p. 243
1975
Epilogue (Issue Special No 1)
240
Roy Walton Same Again Please coincidence trick where cards change to match others
Also published here 1975 16
Martin D. Kruskal The Kruskal Principle also with two deck, described by Martin Gardner, see p. 985 for references to Ibidem
Also published here June 1975 967
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought-of card matches card chosen from another pack, rough/smooth red/blue menetekel, and "Marlo Deck" (roughed with every other card red/blue double backer)
Related to 1976 204
Philip T. Goldstein Double Undercurrent card written down and selected card match
1976 20
Nick Trost The Odd-colored Back six face-up cards shown, spectator always picks the card with an odd colored back
VariationsAlso published here 1976 3
Nick Trost The Odd Couple six pairs of cards on table, spectator always picks the "odd couple"
1976 9
Nick Trost Color Match-up spectator able to colors of ten pairs of cards
1976 10
The Haunted Name No. 29, spectator writes J on the back of an unknown card, performer later on the face, it's the same card, key card
1976 47
Three on a Match No. 33, three spectators select a card with down-under-deal from the same small packet, all have the same and it's the only red card
1976 52
Philip T. Goldstein ESP spectator writes down name of a card and second spectator selects the card from deck, locking card box
1976
Magick (Issue 154)
767
Karrell Fox The "Same to You" Card Trick three spectators chose cards, they are all the Jack of Hearts, even though the deck is all Ace of Spades
1976 81
Burling Hull The Two Fold Miracle spectator shuffles deck and cuts to any card, its value used to count down in second deck, same card found there
1976 49
Burling Hull An Experiment in the Science of Impossibility two spectators reverse a deck each under cover of a cloth attached to their jackets, they are the same and match a reversed card in a third deck, double facer deck
Related to 1976 55
Karl Fulves Psychik Kards spectator chooses card needed to fill Royal Flush
1977 243
Gene Maze Spectator's Choice magician ends up with Royal Flush
1977 259
Gene Maze Triple Coincidence three cards match to prediction cards
1977 336
Gene Maze Twin Transpo two decks are shuffled by spectator, top cards match and transpose (backs)
Variations 1977 337
Karl Fulves Second Method
Inspired by 1977 338
Paul Curry Past, Present And Future two decks, three cards match, (apparently original) version of Paul Curry's "Touch"
Related to 1977 68
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Related toVariations 1977 5