615 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Force and unusual Discovery
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Fairy Star five cards put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
1876 454
The Card Bouquet six cards are shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, optionally they change into six other selections, mechanical
1876 457
The Demon's Head papier maché head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between horns
Related to 1876 458
The Black Velvet Banner three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk
1889 196
The Fairy Star five cards lost and found, then teared up and put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
1889 206
Bland The Wonderful Fan and Enchanted Card card is shot on lady's fan with pistol, fan opens and card appears on it
1889 223
The Card and Smoke Trick borrowed handkerchief on glass, card fired with pistol and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
variation in which blank card in glass becomes printed
Related to 1889 225
The Velvet Cloth for the Production of Cards three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk
1890 109
The Card in the Candle torn-up card fired with pistol on candle, card appears on top of candle
1890 421
Die Gedankenübertragung No. 8, name of chosen cards appears on previously empty slate which is wrapped in newspaper, rope held to forehead of two spectators as comedy prop, mirror writing in chalk on newspaper
1895 11
Der bezauberte Rosenstock No. 1, card appears at top of rose plant
1895 63
Der Kartenleuchter No. 3, flame of candle changes into selection
1895 66
Der Kartenstern No. 4, five cards selected, deck thrown towards star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
Related to 1895 67
Die Kartenlaterne No. 5, card appears in lantern
Related to 1895 69
Der Teufelskopf No. 6, devil's head mask on which four cards appear, fourth one comes out of mouth
Related to 1895 70
Die Geisterschrift No. 2, card burnt, ashes rubbed on back of hand, name of card appears, egg white
1895 88
Die Points auf der Glasplatte No. 11, card becomes blank, points appear on previously examined glass sheet, switch behind table after accidentally dropping wrapped glass sheet
1895 101
Die Kartenlaterne Eine Kartensoirée No. 6
card appears in lantern
Nov. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3)
41
Der Kunstschütze pip is shot out of card in air with pistol
1896 64
Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)
Also published here 1896 186
Der Kartenleuchter card appears in flame of candle
1896 187
Die Diogenes-Laterne card appears in small lantern
Related to 1896 189
Der Teufelskopf devil's head mask on which cards appear
Related to 1896 190
Der Kartenstern five cards appear at end of star apparatus
Variations 1896 191
Die Blumenvase flower bouquet, card appear on it
1896 193
Der grosse Kartenrahmen in frame appear cards, plate, rings, ...
1896 195
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kobold in der Flasche card jumps out of bottle
1896 199
Stuhl und Karten three selections appear at back of chair
1896 200
Der Kartenrahmen cards appear on sheet of framed glass
1896 220
Übertragung der Gedanken von einer Person auf die andere card appears in mirror writing on slate, comedy connection of spectators with rope on foreheads
1896 227
Das Kartenbild burned card shot onto framed glass with pistol, card appears on glass
June 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6)
91
Der Hut als Zielscheibe cards shot onto borrowed hat where they appear
Sep. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9)
135
Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)
Also published here May 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9)
132
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Kartenparade - der neue Kartenteller three cards appear at edge of plate, apparatus attached to ungaffed plate with suction device
Related to Oct. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4)
57
Hugo Kramer Die verbrannte und wieder entstandene Karte card at any number force (palmed card replaced when named number is reached), card burned and reappears in cage
Related to Aug. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8)
119
Ein Variété-Programm patter by Eduard Hensel
  • Entrée (glove shrinks and becomes stocking)
  • Das Durchdringen der Materie (glass through hat)
  • Glasphänomen (two silk travel from bottle to bottle)
  • Schützenliesl (Queen of Clubs chosen, in a large target appears a woman in Queen of Clubs dress)
Related to Mar. 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9)
134
Ein Variété-Programm part two, methods
Related to Apr. 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10)
147
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Kobold in der Flasche No. 36, name of chosen card or sum of numbers appears on paper in bottle, chemical
1899 103
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Romans Kartenfahne No. 47, three cards vanish from deck and reappear at flag/silk
1899 128
Carl Willmann Der Hut als Zielscheibe two cards burned and shot on top hat, they reappear stuck to bottom of top hat
Jan. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1)
6
Josef Löffler Der orientalische Zauberspiegel handheld mirror with black surface instead of mirror, image of card appears and vanishes on black surface
Aug. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 8)
117
Ferdinand Hügelin "Mephisto" der lebende Teufelskopf slate on table on stage with drawing of devil's head, head moves and coughs out selection
May 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5)
76
Professor Hoffmann My Friend in Thibet card put in a box, two blank cards in envelopes with pencils, on chosen blank card name of selection appears
1903 497
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht I. card appears at top of candle
Related to Apr. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4)
50
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht II. card appears at top of candle
Related to May 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5)
68
Carl Willmann Der Teller als Kartenscheibe three cards appear at edge of plate
Related to Dec. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12)
180
Carl Willmann Willmann's Faun-Maske three cards appear at top of mask/head on a stand
Jan. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1)
4
Carl Willmann Die Kartenpoints auf der Glasplatte pips appear on glass sheet (switched in newspaper)
Sep. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9)
133
Dr. Costa Brito Der Name einer von einem Zuschauer gedachten Karte erscheint auf einem in einem Glase befindlichen Papier geschrieben piece of paper crumped up and put in glass, name of (forced) selection appears on it
Oct. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10)
148
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das magische Kartentrio three cards appear behind the neck of performer, construction under jacket that pushes three cards up the collar
Jan. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1)
6
Die drei Kartenakrobaten deck tossed up onto head of performer, three selections remain standing on performer's head
Feb. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 2)
18
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradi's Uhr- und Kartentrick borrowed watch vanishes, card selected, both reappear in frame on a stand
Mar. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 3)
36
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradis neuer Kartenstern "new card star", using black art to hide the hiding place, five cards appear at end of star apparatus
Inspired by May 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5)
72
Das magische Kartentuch deck thrown against handkerchief, selected cards cling to it
June 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6)
91
John Hamley The Bottle and Card Trick card shot with pistol on clear bottle, appears at top
1904 58
Yank Hoe The Card in the Watch borrowed watch wrapped in handkerchief, miniature of it appears in box of watch, two methods
1909 140
The Card in the Frame card appears in frame, with information on trick frames
Variations 1909 229
Edward Bagshawe Sympathy black and red handkerchief put in envelope, selection made, image of card is shown cut out of silk with matching color, cut-out parts are stuck to inside of handkerchief in card configuration
1924 38
Oswald Rae Cigarette and Card tin box with fifty cigarettes, card is selected and handkerchief vanished, when box is opened, handkerchief is found and cigarettes arranged themselves to form the name of the selection
Also published here
  • "Cigarette Card" in "The Sphinx"
1930 49
T. Page Wright Jumbo Card Revelation cards behind back, brought forward one by one until named number, then selection is taken from behind back as jumbo card
Related toAlso published here 1933 16
Tom Sellers Tear and Tear Again paper with letter is torn, letters spell selection
1935 10
Dr. Jacob Daley Card Silk Appearance silk with card printed on it appears from card
Jan. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 28)
170
Louis Lam The Zig-Zag Card Novelty question marks on paper change into name of selected card
1937 19
Robert Parrish A Slate-Writing Method card and name of dead person appear on slate
1937 18
Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire
1938 226
John Mulholland A Spirit Writes name of selection appears on another signed card
1938 291
Harry Blackstone Spirit Cartography selected card appears on initialed "photographic paper"
1938 500
The Card in the Frame applications for sand frame
1938 501
The Knowing Dart several cards on huge stand, spectator throws dart and thus finds selection
1938 503
E. Leslie May Lexicon Test alphabet cards spell selection from regular deck
Oct. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 49)
345
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Black Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on forehead
Also published here Nov. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 50)
352
Peter Warlock Satan's Scissors red and white tissue paper transforms into cut-out image of chosen card
Related to June 1939
The Jinx (Issue 57)
405
Eric C. Lewis King of Clubs "King of Clubs" forced and name of local club appears on backs of some cards
1939
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1939)
409
Tom Sellers The Name of the Slate slate is covered with white chalk, when washed, name of card remains, flap
1939 23
Franklin M. Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside
Feb. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8)
3
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck
Apr. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10)
3
Ein Tafeltrick pips from chosen card vanish and appear on slate
Also published here
  • "Magikeren" January 1939.
1939
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2)
15
Maldino Die Gedankenfotographie picture of selection appears on photo paper, in envelope
1939
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4)
19
Allan Howell Merlin the Inscrutable pencil shavings in tissue paper "write" name of selection
1940
The Jinx (Issue 104)
626
Joseph Ovette Bagging The Card one half card of cut deck is selected, ribbon placed in paper bag and bag is bursted, other half of selection appears
1940 8
Joseph Ovette A Routine For a Card Silk silk is just removed from pocket
1940 14
Charly Eperny Eine kleine Improvisation blank cards placed in envelope, pips vanish and appear on blank cards to match selections
1940
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 1)
11
Eddie Joseph The Spirit Crochet selection is placed inside box with needle and thread, chosen symbol is found woven on the card
1940 ca. 10
Bruce Elliott Elliott at the Bar deck with selection put on top of beer glass, name of card appears written into beer foam
Related to 1941
The Jinx (Issue 127)
734
Stanley Collins Nonpareil free selection (and switched) appears on marked slates
Also published here 1941
The Jinx (Issue 137)
779
Frank Stobbart Sympathetic Pips blank card with loose pips placed in envelope, pips arrange themselves onto card to match selection (which for no reason travels to pocket)
June 1941
The Jinx (Issue 141)
796
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate
Also published here 1941
The Jinx (Issue 147)
821
Sid Fleischman Card to Fake Teeth
Sep. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 148)
826
Charles Roe Thought Ablaze ashes on arm for card revelation
Also published here Nov. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 150)
881
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1941 3
Dr. Stanley Jaks La Boule de Cristal name of card appears in crystal ball
Feb. 1941 4
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Little Quickie spectator holds deck with coin on top, deck ripped out of his hand, coin remains with miniature selection stuck on it
1942 16
Laurie Ireland The Card in the Mirror image of a selected card stays in a mirror
1942
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942)
22
Clayton Rawson Scrambled Thoughtwaves two cards are selected and deck put into pocket, cards transform into the thoughts of the spectator's (stripper, famous actor etc.) cards are eventually found and deck is normal again
Mar. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 3)
9
Walter B. Gibson Cardee Foolee chinese writing cut in half reveals selection, published under Feng Huang
Related to May 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 9)
33
Clayton Rawson Slate Sleights with small slates, two routines
  • The Great Oriental Enigma (selected card appears written on slates, two flaps)
  • Ghost Writer's Cramp (four messages, one on each side)
May 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 35)
143
Hen Fetsch Cute! Huh! one of two coin penetrates a slate, name of selection appears on slate
Aug. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 41)
168
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt match
Related to Dec. 1944 88
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate
Also published here 1944 211
Stanley Collins Nonpareil free selection (and switched) appears on marked slates
Also published here 1944 212
Eugene Gloye Glen Gloye's Necktie Trick tie with picture of rabbit holding selection
1945
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945)
3
J. Ray Beffel The Z Ray Box spectator sits on card other spectator divines it by looking into a X-Ray box
1945
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945)
21
The Flying Pips two pieces of black cardboard are fastend together with rubber bands, with toy pistol pips of selection are shot away and they are correctly arranged between cardboards
June 1945 128
King Stevenson Card on Light Bulb electric light bulb, cards are sprung against the light bulb and the silhouette of the card appears on it
June 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 107)
432
Milbourne Christopher Card in the Bag cards placed inside bag, selection is removed in form of Jumbo card
Variations Mar. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 10)
200
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 125)
501
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Gambler's Ghost name of selection appear on card fan
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 133)
534
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Fez performer wears a fez, cuckoo on springs comes out with the selection
1947 17
Milbourne Christopher The Card Revealed two cards are selected, name of one card appears on second card
Jan. 1947 286
Clayton Rawson Spirit Script name of chosen card appears on card, deck moves, plate lifter
Nov. 1947 368
Dr. William Weyeneth Snaked Out! selection is found using wooden snake
Also published here Dec. 1947 380
Walter Behm Trio three selections, one placed in envelope with thread and blank card is found with pips on thread, second is placed in paper cone and pierced with knife, and picture of third selection is revealed with cut newspaper
Also published here 1947
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 3&4)
9
Dr. William Weyeneth Présentation nouvelle et humoristique d'une carte choisie selection is found using wooden snake, followed by german translation "Neue und humoristische Art eine gewählte Karte zu finden"
Also published here Mar. 1947 2
Emmett Barbee New Idea for the Paddle Trick selection appears on paddle (miniature)
1948
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
4
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Po-She-Lo cards in basket, rope rises with chosen card attached
Aug. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 158)
634
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Poor Man's Snake Trick snake in basket finds selection
Aug. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 158)
635
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 159)
638
W. Flammarion 1 Karte + 1 Schrift "Eine effektvolle Geisterschrift", name of chosen card appears on signed paper
1948
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. 4)
7
Arthur H. Buckley Psychic Photography photograph of selection appears on previously white paper
1948 150
Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methods
Related to 1948/27 197
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paper
Also published here Mar. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 173)
692
McGregor A Gag with a Queen Queen forced, pretty girl picture at end of telescope, telescope used to divine card
Apr. 1949 14
U. F. Grant Ten and Five of Diamonds gag with Fifteen of Diamonds
May 1949 10
U. F. Grant The Deaf-Mute Card Trick gag in which jumbo card version of selection is produced from pocket
May 1949 12
U. F. Grant How Many Spots Five of Diamonds forced, Nine of Diamonds produced, then shown that four spots have been torn off
June/July 1949 10
Felix Korim Alphabet Soup Divination letters of alphabet soup form selection
June/July 1949 14
Walter Behm Trio three selections, one placed in envelope with thread and blank card is found with pips on thread, second is placed in paper cone and pierced with knife, and picture of third selection is revealed with cut newspaper
three selections, one placed in envelope with thread and blank card is found with pips on thread, second is placed in paper cone and pierced with knife, and picture of third selection is revealed with cut newspaper
Also published here 1949
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 1)
7
Don Alan Parachute cards are thrown into the air, selection floats down on a little parachute
Related to 1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
30
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's hand
Related to 1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
31
Don Alan Merv Taylor Split Deck deck cut with a knife, one is only pierced it is the selection
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
31
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Apr. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 201)
803
Russell Swann The Photographic Match No. 36, card is selected, match is lit and when extinguished, name of card appears on head of match
Related to 1950 65
Charles Roe Thoughts Ablaze No. 138, ashes on arm for card revelation using ten-twenty force
Also published here 1950 266
Paul Rosini The Life Saver Trick name of selection appears printed on life saver candy, index of five candies to allow free choice among five cards
1950 8
Paul Rosini Impressive Card index of cards appears on previously empty piece of paper, kind of stamp in shoe
1950 46
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic card
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1951 5
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1951 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Related toAlso published here 1951 8
James G. Thompson Jr. Jocko - The Great routine with hand puppet, puppet makes handkerchief vanishes and appear and disappear, performs a mini die box and eventually finds selected card
Also published here Jan. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 220)
879
Dr. Ben B. Braude Balloon Buster card in on of selected balloon, for magicians, three stooges (!)
Mar. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 224)
897
Martin Gardner Spectacular name of card appears on lenses of glasses when breathing on them
July 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 234)
937
Don Alan Bread Sandwich selection is found between two slices of bread
1951 11
Al Baker The Obedient Snake snake basket version
Also published here 1951 110
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1952
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
3
Peter Warlock Pavane for a Pagan three balls of paper, red black and white, color of chosen card is named and the colored ball opened. Part is missing and forms the card on the white ball
Mar. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 251)
1005
"Senator" Clarke Crandall The Sands of Time card on hour glass gag, including Crandall anecdote
1953
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953)
32
Yellowstone Fourteen Effects with the Fourteen of Clubs
1954
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
7
Laurie Ireland Felix the Snake cards thrown in hat, spring snake finds card
1954
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
21
John Barc Sockard three selections, socks are used to find cards
1954
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
27
John Murray Thimble Snake mini snake rises from thimble with miniature selection, inspired by an idea with static electricity by C. B. Yohe
Inspired by June 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 309)
34
Don Tanner Memento small blank cards are numbered, on one side a sticker appears and under it a miniature version of the selection can be found
Aug. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 314)
57
Karrell Fox Vernon, the Educated Rabbit rabbit finds selection
1954 2
Karrell Fox Short and Snappy miniature card on glasses, gag
1954 26
Karrell Fox Basket Bits gag for Snake Basket
Related to 1954 33
Charly Eperny Die Bezweifelte Behauptung cards placed on stand, silk with image of selection is produced
1954
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 6)
252
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
1955 35
R. W. Ricarda Magia Blanca names of three selections appear on blank cards
Also published here
  • in "Aladin"
1955
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 2)
279
Leonard Austin Novel Card Appearance card appears on a framed piece of glass, behind roller blind
1956
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
23
Don Alan "I'll Find It Wich My Slide Rule" name of selected card appears on slide rule
1956 7
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here 1956 146
James G. Thompson Jr. Jocko the Great routine with hand puppet, puppet makes handkerchief vanishes and appear and disappear, performs a mini die box and eventually finds selected card
Also published here 1956 229
Dr. Stanley Jaks In Any Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring, with any ring
Related to Jan. 1956
The New Phoenix (Issue 335)
149
Tonny Van Dommelen Front Page Cards three selections cut out of paper sheet, Eight of Hearts, Eight of Spades, Four of Diamonds
Related to 1956 50
Dr. William Weyeneth, Rolf Andra Ein reizender kleiner Gag sucker type stop trick, miniature card of selection on first finger
1956
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 17 No. 1)
403
Eddie Taytelbaum Surprise Jumbo selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card version of the selection
Related toAlso published here
  • in "De Magier"
1956
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 1)
462
Henry Bihari Jumbo Card Trick deck in pocket, jumbo card produced from it which matches selection, changes into later second selection, Chicago Opener structure
1957 16
Franz Fasching Die sichtbarmachenden Strahlen miniature duplicate of selection appears in transparent plastic box, under handkerchief
Also published here
  • in "Aladin"
1957
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4)
527
Bill Hendricks George Washington's Card Trick prediction on bill
1958
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
38
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Eine zündende Voraussage picture of selection on matchbox, published in "The Gen" with different method
Also published here
  • "The Matchin' Card" in "The Gen" 1955.
1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 1)
612
Werner Krämer-Orlano Ein Karten-Entree-Trick eight cards are selected, pictures on silks with various sizes, image of last card is cut paper
1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 5)
735
Don Tanner A Bouquet For This Trick No. 13, flat vase made from wood, spring flower bouquet with a selected card appears in it
1958 ca. 5
Don Tanner Your Card - A Bouquet No. 50, card chosen and lost, deck put in handkerchief, spring flower bouquet with selection attached to it is found
1958 ca. 14
Laurie Ireland Die Radio-Tafel as "Laurie", face of selection appears on black slate
1959
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 6)
887
Henry Durkin Hypnotic Card Rise using Zebra Coin, hypnotic disc attached on lapel, miniature of selection appears
1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
45
Henry Durkin Trickettes various ideas
  • A Clock Production
  • Zombie Flash Finish
  • Hypnotic Revelation
1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
48
Art Irwin The Tricky Bear toy mechanical bear lifts three selections from the deck
1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
54
Steve Bryant Comedy Card Discovery using a rubber hand
1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
59
Steve Bryant Comedy Card Discovery 2 using skeleton arms
1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
59
Karrell Fox Spotz Four of Hearts selected, Five of Hearts found but one Heart is cut out
1960 10
Karrell Fox Op-Trick-al Illusion Two of Diamonds selected, Ace of Diamonds found, but when held before the eye correctly, two Diamonds are seen, optical illusion
1960 11
Karrell Fox Hocus-Focus picture of chosen cards appears on napkin, photography presentation
1960 12
Karrell Fox Cardician Blendo three card silks with wrong cards change into large silk with selection
Variations 1960 14
Karrell Fox I C U C Blindfold Three of Diamonds fastened on inside of blindfold, gag
Also published here 1960 17
Karrell Fox The Magician's Helping Hand toy hand with miniature card inside
Also published here 1960 18
Karrell Fox This Works - As a Rule name of selection on back of ruler
Also published here 1960 19
Karrell Fox The Winnah duplicate of selection attached to Liar's Medal
1960 20
Karrell Fox, George Jason Jason's Favorite big and small valued cards are found as jumbo and miniature cards from deck in pocket
Related toAlso published here 1960 24
Robert Parrish Coptic Enigma automatic writing turns out to be the name of selection, when looked at in mirror
Inspired by 1961 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die vier schwarzen Karten image of selection appears on black plastic card
Also published here 1961 20
Dr. Stanley Jaks Im Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Also published here 1961 28
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Totenkopfexperiment name of card appears on piece of flash paper, with miniature skull
Also published here 1961 42
Dr. Stanley Jaks Das Buchstabenmysterium card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1961 86
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der schwarze Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on forehead
Also published here 1961 88
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card version of the selection
Related to 1961 126
Harry Lorayne Just (Business) Cards - Spirit Writes name of selection appears on business card
1962 261
Burton Meyer Written in Blood using Hypo-Phoney syringe, blood in needle looks like selection
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
43
Don Tanner The Spook Spoke in Error face of selection appears on blank card inside card box
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
54
Don Tanner Message in Ashes name of selection appears on business card inside card box
Related to 1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
55
Don Tanner Pip Pip blank card and several pips are placed inside card box, when opened again some pips attached to blank card to from selection
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
56
Don Tanner True Value card with all suits and values is placed inside card box, when opened again value and suit from selection are circled
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
56
Don Tanner Ringer gummed reinforcement rings and business cards placed inside card box, when opened rings found on card to form selection
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
57
Don Tanner A Two Faced Trick blank card placed inside card box, faces of two selections appear on card
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
57
Don Tanner Stabbing in the Dark card and small dagger placed inside box, when opened again, card is found pierced
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
57
Don Tanner Easy to Please changing pip card in card box
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
58
Jack Ketch Bagged cards in bag, selection is found, face drawn on bag, mouth is a slit where card is pushed out
Sep. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 372)
316
Leo Behnke Card Cubes name of card found on wrapped sugar cubes
1962 7
U. F. Grant You Joker! gag, mirror on compass, spectator looks into it and sees himself, selection of a joker
Apr. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 379)
345
Don Tanner Now is the Time selection is revealed by special watch, handles point on suits and values
Apr. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 379)
345
Eugene Gloye Card Trick stamps in book arrange to reveal name of selection
1964
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
17
Jack Yeager Crazy Cards pips on card are disordered
1964
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
31
Jack Ketch Aquatic Discovery miniature on thing that reacts with water and starts to expand
Aug. 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 392)
396
Heinz "Durox" Rüegg Die Gag-Karte long gag card, with rising miniature as kicker
Related to 1964
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 1&2)
20
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer Welche Karte cards with letters on both sides, message "which card?" last letter has selection on back, based on ideas by Elmsley and Jaks
1964
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 1&2)
29
Valentino Graziadei Glück oder Zufall ten of hearts is torn from paper, spectator selects one out of three envelopes which contains his card, money in other envelopes
1964
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 3)
52
Al Leech Three Plus One visual Gag
1965 13
Jack Ketch T. V. Pack with cigarette box and playtime card, miniature card of selection appears
Apr. 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 395/396)
407
Karl Fulves Lock-It lock and cards are dropped in a bag, selection found on lock, see p. 428 for idea by Lu Brent
1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 399)
424
Jerry Lubin Batman vs. Joker batman symbol appears on chosen (forced) joker
July 1966 44
Jo-Kerr Der Hund als Medium dog finds selection
1967
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 4)
59
Ray Prehn Pretty Snaky snake in hat finds selection
1968
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
36
Harry G. Franke The Abacus and Eknarf small copy of selection appears on Abacus, repeated with different card, third card is found with small computer, deck is placed inside computer which switches it to a Brainwave deck
1968
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
60
Don Nielson Sense of Touch comedy routine with cards, case and knife in bag, with a jumbo card, p. 241 for further reference, p. 246 for idea by Robert Eagle
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1968 217
Ken De Courcy Round the World with a Pack of Cards comedic routine in which multiple selections are found or divined with prop effects that are assigned to different countries, among the apparatus are: egg beater, card in balloon, snake basket
1968 1
Joan Wolf Houdini Speaks card revelation by phonograph
1969 3
Ellison Poland Handling for The Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic card leaving behind a blank card, application of the previous switch
Inspired by 1969 35
James Auer From A Mentalist's Notebook two glimpsed cards vanish from deck and appear inside envelope on Insurance Policy
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
36
Tommy Evans Santa Claus Card card vanishes and appears inside christmas tree ornament, torn corner
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
62
Richard G. Anderson Milk to Silk milk vanishes in paper bag, replica of selection appears on silk
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
63
Saverio Russo Out of My Hat puppet rabbit in hat routine, various effects
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
95
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny Mind Projection image of chosen card appears on blank card, under handkerchief, plastic placed in front of blank card
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
120
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny Target Shooting, Anyone? easy method for Jumbo Sidekick, gun shot on table and vase falls over, then bullseye change into picture of selection
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
121
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny All Tied Up selection is found, rest of the deck turns out to be an Electric Deck
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
130
Steve Dixon Bomb-Burst Revelation ballon is burst, confetti and silk with reproduction of card appear
1970
Magick (Issue 12)
58
Val Andrews The Curse of Scotland No. 10, miniature bottle of scotch from card case, miniature card inside
1970 (ca.) 6
Val Andrews Phew! No. 18, presentation for card on silk as gag
1970 (ca.) 8
Val Andrews Diversion No. 19, card faces torn out of newspaper
1970 (ca.) 8
Val Andrews An Elaboration No. 20, card faces torn out of newspaper
1970 (ca.) 9
Val Andrews The Beatnik Card Location No. 25, card to fake beard
1970 (ca.) 10
Val Andrews One Spade Short No. 26
1970 (ca.) 11
Val Andrews For Bald-Headed "Idiots" Only No. 31, gag, card written on head of performer with lipstick
1970 (ca.) 11
Guy Thompson The Posse Comitatus western story, selection ends up with a hole, using a cap pistol
1971
Magick (Issue 13)
61
Al Portwood Thought Picture ghost photo à la Ted Serious, index of selection appears, fake camera
1971
Magick (Issue 20)
97
Gaylord E. Hill The Touch of White Magic! picture of selection appears on one of four blank cards
1971
Magick (Issue 21)
103
Bob Ellis Ghost Writer as Robert Ellis, history of the Out to Lunch, name of card appears on paper
1971
Magick (Issue 22)
108
Stan Blumenthal Magic's New Team....You and Houdini card appears in cigarette case, presentation of talking to Houdini's ghost, spirit telephone
1971
Magick (Issue 33)
161
Sid Fleischman W. C. Fields Does a Card Trick talking with voice on record, revelation of a playing card
Also published here 1971
Magick (Issue 38)
187
Stan Blumenthal Two-Dollar Pipe Dream spectator reveals card when looking in smoke, engraved pipe
1971
Magick (Issue 39)
192
Paul Maurer Das Fenster der Erkenntnis chosen card appears on piece of glass when aspirated on it
1971
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 32 No. 1)
10
Tom Batchelor The Second Discovery of America gag card with map of America on one side and miniature of selection on other side
1971 25
Herb Runge X Equals Five text is folded and visible letters form card
1972 84
Tony Binarelli Three Cards and a Newspaper newspaper is used to devine three selections by tearing parts out of it, includes a restoration phase
1972 133
Sid Lorraine Token Trickery metal token with performer's name engraved, it changes into name of selection
Feb. 1972 485
Steve Spillman Another Dimension using puzzle cube with card indices on each part
1972
Magick (Issue 49)
243
Peter "Peki" Kinnigkeit Die Weisheit presentation for breathing glass, card appears on glass
1972
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 33 No. 4)
62
John A. Novak Playing Card Spirit Slates name of selection appears on sticker on a odd-backed card, half-forcing deck
1973
Magick (Issue 89)
441
Stan Blumenthal Houdini Glass spectator looks in glass of water and divines selection
1973
Magick (Issue 89)
443
Calvin Thompson The Mentaplant volt meter attached to plant, movement when spectator's card is shown
1974
Magick (Issue 115)
571
Harry George 3x Comedy Macig described by Paul Maurer, three comedy effects
  • 1. button under table
  • 2. revealing a selection using an alarm clock
  • 3. glass through table with a cherry sequence
1974
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 35 No. 4)
65
Stampaddle stamps on paddle, magnetic, selected card appears on paddle as climax
1975 117
Jack Avis Spirits appearing writing on paper card reveals selection
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Simplified Psychic Writing" (S. H. Sharpe, Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Dec. 1928)
Variations
July 1975 977
Francis Carlyle Sugar Transfer initials of selection appear on skin of spectator, sugar cube as stamp
1975 97
Escritura Misteriosa name of card appears in foam of a beer
Related to 1975 42
Eckhard Böttcher Creszensia - Die Kartenspinne small card spider in box
Inspired by
  • Paufler's "Mikro-Susie" in "Zauberkunst" 1971, Nr. 3.
1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 4)
72
Karrell Fox Comedy Magic Three of Diamonds fastened on inside of blindfold, gag
Also published here 1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 6)
111
Karrell Fox Noch ein Gag name of selection on back of ruler
Also published here 1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 6)
112
Karrell Fox, George Jason Noch ein Gag big and small valued cards are found as jumbo and miniature cards from deck in pocket
Also published here 1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 6)
113
Karrell Fox Noch ein Gag toy hand with miniature card inside
Also published here 1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 6)
114
Gerald Kosky "Nuts to You" miniature card found in walnut
Also published here 1975 216
Barry Gibbs 5 to 1 I'll Find Your Selected Card card chosen and not found, at the back of a one-dollar bill is found the selection, bill shown again and it is now a five-dollar bill
1975-1978 ca. 7
Bob Stephens Psychic Exposure card appears on polaroid photograph
Related to July 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11)
284
Frederick M. Shields Rear-Vision Mirror name of card appears on pocket mirror
1976
Magick (Issue 146)
729
Karrell Fox Quite a Mouthful fake tongue unrolls from mouth with mini card stuck on it
1976 72
Karrell Fox Almost, Complete Coverage gag in which the selection is the only card missing in 52-on-1 card/policy card
1976 81
Karrell Fox "Mouseket-Ear" Magic mickey mouse hat, two selections pop up on the two mouse ears
1976 83
Karrell Fox "Blotch-Splotch" Rorschach test presentation, ink in paper becomes a single club for Ace of Clubs
1976 93
Karrell Fox Bullseye Card Trick shot on deck, selection flies out, bullet hole through selection, "Sure-Shot"
  • The Second Version (a lipstick lip print appears on card)
1976 155
Confusing Blocks blocks in a box form to selected card