126 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Other Work
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To Distinguish the Court Cards by Touch preparing by "bending" edges slightly upwards with knife
1876 69
Carl Willmann Card Clip to mark a Position small metal clip attached to a card to make a key card, "impromptu" long card
Aug. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8)
Hugo Schrader Neues Hilfsmittel zum Auffinden einer gezogenen und wieder eingesteckten Karte tiny wax ball on finger to mark card
Sep. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 9)
The Stabbed Card using sticky card to control selection
1909 127
T. Nelson Downs Sixth Method featuring a new locator card, alternative for long card with portion sticking out in middle of one end
1909 155
Dr. Ford Rogers Rough-Smooth as Haptic Cue
1919/1920 71
Theodore Annemann The "Really New" Locator Card broken corner
Related to 1931 10
Victor Farelli The Marvellous Discovery card removed from pack while performer is not looking, yet he quickly finds two cards that denote the selection by value and suit without looking at the faces
  • First Method
  • Second Method ("Shades")
  • Third Method (Difference in Design)
Related to 1931 12
Tom Sellers Unique Control Card rubber spot on card
1934 16
Theodore Annemann Broken Corner Locator Card
1934 27
New Card Locator coin impression locator card
1937 299
Softened Corner corner bent back and forth until soft/broken, short card substitute
1937 395
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Wax Technique
Related to
  • Brain Food, David Parr
1938 57
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique
1938 59
Nail-Pricking the Surface of a Card
1938 63
The Knife-Blade Detection scratching the face
1938 65
The Warring Principle permanent metal tab at card
1938 77
Removable Metal Clip adaption of The Warring Principle
1938 78
Crescent Locator Card piece cut out and glued on card
1938 78
Double Locator Card Court Loator Card ("Master Card") and Pip Locator Card, pieces glued on card
1938 79
Silk Locator Card
1938 79
Alfred Caroselli Celluloid Key Card transparent celluloid card as locator card
1938 80
Harry Blackstone Card and Number number named, that many cards are cut to and selection is at that position, belly stripper card
Variations 1938 461
Impromptu Short Card broken corners
1938 464
The Long Card impromptu long card with paper clip
1938 477
Will De Sieve Two New Locator Cards - Coin Impression coin leaves circular impression
Related to 1938 478
Jontay Another "Ridge" Preparation ridge along line on picture card
Related toVariations 1938 479
Howard Warringer Fingeraura challenge location using scotch tape secretly applied to card
Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 73)
Paul Rosini Daub Work
1940 217
Edward Marlo Sensitive Fingers Aces are located apparently by sense of touch, using a short card with broken corner
Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?)
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control certain crimp
Related to 1942 6
Laurie Ireland Laurie Ireland's Blindfold Poker Deal with unknown and selected hole card, tactile marks on side of card
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943)
Conny Steffensen Magische Lektionen / Leçons magiques brief explanations of various techniques to control a card, followed by french translation
  • "Mappen"-Karte
  • Nagelmarkierung
  • Markierung mit der Stecknadel
  • "Brücke" am Ende des Spieles
  • Ein Ersatz für die lange Karte
  • Staniol auf der Rückseite der Karte
  • Auffinden der Schlüsselkarte durch den Index
Related to 1946
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 2)
J. B. Bobo A New Key Card single rough-smooth pair
1947 31
George G. Kaplan Impromptu Marking of Cards rubbing thumb-nail on pencil
1948 37
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control
Related to 1954 4
Edward Marlo Broken Corner corner short substitute, Note 1
1956 22
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Locator Card locator card with a thread
1958 26
Edward Marlo Heat Crimp leaving a card in the heat so it warps
July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
Edward Marlo Marlo Short Card like single stripper card, with handling and method to locate it like tapping, airing, ...
Related to 1964
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards)
Edward Marlo Different Short Cards see also following pages, for riffle shuffle work
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards)
Al Koran, Alton Sharpe Borrowed You Find It two methods: sticky card and belly-stripped card
1969 93
Will De Sieve Coin Key
Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Reverse Anneman No. 148, Annemann typo, unclear but a guess: one-handed riffle stop force to broken corner
Related to 1972 39
Ted Huber Ted Huber Location No. 396, razor blade preparation on picture card
1972 108
Dr. Jacob Daley Ace Location No. 579, locator cards by wetting center of cards and letting it dry
1972 161
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh's Location No. 728, coin impression crimp, deck tossed on table and upper half turns over
1972 194
Theodore Annemann Snapped Corner corner broken but attached
1974 3
Bob Carver, Charles J. Pecor Dracula's Coffin one of five cards is divined, with dracula presentation
Magick (Issue 98)
T. Nelson Downs The Downs' Force and Location
  • Card forced while deck is held behind the back
  • Marking cards with sunlight
1975 175
Leo McCauley Control locator card, piece of plastic is stuck on card
Magick (Issue 185)
Tan Hock Chuan Another Torn Corner Location Quickly locating a card with a torn corner in the deck
Inspired by
  • Torn Corner Location (Lewis Ganson, Abra 255)
1977 7
Looy Simonoff Crayon Vanish using card signed with crayon as sticky card
Apr. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Broken Corner
1978 37
Die Markierungs-Daumenspitze gaffed thumb tip for marking cards
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Ken De Courcy Culluloid Lug Locator insert for key card to make a piece that sticks out of deck to cut to
1980 3
Bruce Bernstein Borrowed Princess card groups marked on the fly with nail writer
Also published here 1981 12
Tape Locator Card transparent tape
Also published here 1982 15
Karl Fulves Curvature different coins and cards removed and remembered by spectators and shuffled back, performer blindfolded, all cards located and coins as well, coins leaves circular impression
Inspired by 1983 2
Will De Sieve Master Card Control Gimmick coin impression
1983 58
Edward Marlo Olram's Key Card glueing single cut out Spade pip on card
1984 161
Edward Marlo Refined Ace Cutting from "Lost Shuffle Manuscript", using crimps or raised surfaces
Inspired by 1984 216
Dick Koornwinder Koornwinder Kard Kontrol key card with glue dots
VariationsAlso published here 1984 13
Dick Koornwinder Card Location with locator card
1984 13
Dick Koornwinder To Force a Card spectator cuts at locator card
1984 13
Another Locator thread glued inside split card, tactile
1985 8
Dan MacMillan Punch Me Again glue, with (obvious) "Marlo Suggestion"
1986 67
Gary Ouellet Key Cards on different Key Card concepts
1. The Short Card
2. The Corner Short
3. The Long Card
4. The Thick Card
5. The Jimmy Ray Card
6. The Kornwinder and similar cards
1986 13
Gary Ouellet The ProControl Card scotch tape
1986 16
Gary Ouellet ProControl Techniques 1. Cutting to the Key Card
1.1. The Normal Cut
1.2. The Drop Cut
1.3. The Swing Cut
2. Returning the Selected Card to the Deck
3. Security Check
1986 18
Paul LePaul, Gary Ouellet The Spread Pass Technique normal and with the ProControl Card
Also published here 1986 28
Gary Ouellet The Overhand Shuffle Technique with the ProControl Card
1986 37
Gary Ouellet Charlier Technique cutting at ProControl card
1986 43
Gary Ouellet Further Applications 1. The ProControl Multiple Card Control
2. ProControl Variations (Glen Brown)
3. The ProControl Force
4. The New Break Method
5. The Flourish Drop Cut
1986 46
Will De Sieve Key Card
Related to 1987 25
Davide Costi Queen of Hearts
Also published here 1987 28
Darwin Ortiz Waving mark at the corners
1988 30
Dai Vernon A Sticky Solution sticky edges
1988 207
Alex Elmsley Rough Tracker edge marked and roughed locator card
1991 370
Edward Marlo Putting in Wave Work
Aug. 1991 12
Edward Marlo Magician Cuts the Aces with wave work in cards
Aug. 1991 13
T. Page Wright The Force with outs
1991 93
Edward Marlo Updating the X-Force cross card force handling with prediction effect, with additional thoughts on slick/wave crimp cards
Apr. 1992
The Olram File (Issue 11)
Vanni Bossi Three Original Key Cards different types of thinned-out corners
  • First Type
  • Second Type
  • Third Type
1992 15
Vicente Canuto La Esquina Doblada corner bent back and forth until soft/broken, short card substitute
1993 337
Will De Sieve The Will De Sieve Gimmick coin leaves circular impression
1994 19
Jontay The Jontay Gimmick ridge along line on picture card
1994 20
Dick Koornwinder The Koornwinder Gimmick glue spots
1994 21
Gene Maze Soft Deck softening a deck except the Aces
1994 140
Karl Fulves Topped Gaff gaff in which short card is glued inside thick card
1996 121
Bob Driebeek Sherlock Holmes oder: Das ökonomische Kartenstechen deck wrapped in paper
1996 65
Dick Koornwinder The Koornwinder Card Control key card with glue dots, reprinted from 1972, how to cut to it and how to control a selection with it
Also published here 1998 10
Jeff Busby Thousands of Tricks on different locator cards, and the option of doing that material with an edge-marked card
1998 58
Ellis Stanyon To Distinguish Court Cards by Touch No. 35, blurred edges with knife
1999 50
Ellis Stanyon The "Key" Card Forcing and Self-shifting Pack No. 20, having a piece of metal around one end of a card (similar to paper clip) as key card
  • The "Waterfall" Shuffle (with the key card)
  • Dispensing with the "Key"
  • "Bridging"
  • To Force any Two Cards (performer cuts apparently randomly)
Related to 1999 203
Ellis Stanyon The Chosen Card Is Dropped at a Given Signal No. 22, dribble force with tactile key card
Related to 1999 205
Dai Vernon Sub Rosa Crimp
  • The Unseen Side of Dai Vernon
nick in center
Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
Don May Flummoxing Find peek challenge location, fourth finger nail makes mark on face at break
May 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 9)
Tape Locator Card transparent tape
Also published here 2000 74
Will De Sieve Master Card Control Gimmick coin impression
2000 147
Neal Elias Marking Cards tactile marks with razor blade at edge of card, key card or fully marked, marking stack number instead of value
2000 4
Karl Fulves Binary Court Card Marking ridge along line of half the picture cards
Inspired by 2003
Off The Books (Issue 3)
Karl Fulves Top Notch edge mark line on top near edge, not on edge
Related to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 4)
Steve Forte Ironing Cards achieving different snap in plastic cards
Also published here
  • "Phantoms Of The Card Table" (2003)
Off The Books (Issue 5)
Karl Fulves Mill Work putting in edge work with other objects, knife or coin
Related to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 5)
Karl Fulves Bumper Cards discussion of different locator cards, including gluing extra pip on a card
Related to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 5)
Karl Fulves Note on the location of edge marks on the card, gambler's ploy of punching with a diamond ring turned to the inside, altered glue in high cards
Off The Books (Issue 6)
Davide Costi Queen of Hearts
Related toAlso published here 2004 105
Martin A. Nash The Infinity Principle
2007 4
Asi Wind Somebody Stop Me spectator cuts to card and loses it, then deals the cards, performer stops him at selection, no-touch
VariationsAlso published here 2007 2
Grace Ann Morgan The Angle Cut Key Card using a single stripper cut card as key card
  • Manufacturing An Angle Cut Key Card
  • Advantages Of The Angle Cut Key Card
2009 41
Patrick Dessi Quid de la carte clé? on various key cards
  • Les cartes redimensionnées
    • La carte courte
    • La carte étroite
    • La carte épaisse
  • Les cartes amputées
    • La carte au pouce
  • Les cartes déformées
    • La carte doublement cornée
2009 91
Vernon Winiecke Coffee Cup Crimp locator card by putting card into hot steam
Prolix (Issue 7)
Will De Sieve Will de Sieve Locator
Feb. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2)
John Born The Delayed Crimp Softening the corner of a card, so it can be detected while dealing onto the table
2012 80
Bruce Bernstein Borrowed Princess card groups marked on the fly with nail writer
Also published here 2012 131
Alexander de Cova Magician Fooler every second card marked on face
Inspired byAlso published here Aug. 2013 29
The SCaM Card on the "Shortened, Crimped and Marked Card"
Related to 2014 15
Alexander de Cova Magician's Fooler every second card marked on face
Also published here Jan. 2014
Scrapbook (Issue 3)
Alexander de Cova Not Blind But Silly every second card marked on face
Inspired byAlso published here 2015 118
Vanni Bossi Cornered three locator cards
  • The Incised Corner
  • The Thin Corner
  • The Jointed Corner
2016 65
Vanni Bossi Sugar Locator Card
Inspired by 2016 190
Sun Bleached Back
2017 9
Will De Sieve The Will De Sieve Gimmick coin impression
2017 113
Dick Koornwinder Koornwinder Card glue dots
2017 114
Asi Wind Somebody Stop Me spectator cuts to card and loses it, then deals the cards, performer stops him at selection, no-touch
Also published here 2018 45