415 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Force and unusual Discovery
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Unknown The Fairy Star five cards put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points Modern Magic 454
Unknown The Card Bouquet six cards are shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, optionally they change into 6 other selections, mechanical Modern Magic 457
Unknown 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 hornsRelated to Modern Magic 458
Unknown The Black Velvet Banner three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk Tricks with Cards 196
Unknown 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 Tricks with Cards 206
Bland The Wonderful Fan and Enchanted Card card is shot on lady's fan with pistol, fan opens and card appears on it Tricks with Cards 223
Unknown 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 Tricks with Cards 225
Unknown The Card in the Candle torn-up card fired with pistol on candle, card appears on top of candle More Magic 421
Unknown The Velvet Cloth for the Production of Cards three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk More Magic 109
Unknown Der bezauberte Rosenstock No. 1, card appears at top of rose plant Der Kartenkünstler 63
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter No. 3, flame of candle changes into selection Der Kartenkünstler 66
Unknown Die Geisterschrift No. 2, card burnt, ashes rubbed on back of hand, name of card appears, egg white Der Kartenkünstler 88
Unknown 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 Der Kartenkünstler 11
Unknown Der Kartenstern No. 4, five cards selected, deck thrown towards star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five pointsRelated to Der Kartenkünstler 67
Unknown Die Kartenlaterne No. 5, card appears in lanternRelated to Der Kartenkünstler 69
Unknown Der Teufelskopf No. 6, devil's head mask on which four cards appear, fourth one comes out of mouthRelated to Der Kartenkünstler 70
Unknown 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 Der Kartenkünstler 101
Unknown Die Kartenlaterne Eine Kartensoirée No. 6
card appears in lantern
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 41
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter card appears in flame of candle Der moderne Kartenkünstler 187
Unknown Die Blumenvase flower bouquet, card appear on it Der moderne Kartenkünstler 193
Unknown Der grosse Kartenrahmen in frame appear cards, plate, rings, ... Der moderne Kartenkünstler 195
Unknown Stuhl und Karten three selections appear at back of chair Der moderne Kartenkünstler 200
Unknown Der Kunstschütze pip is shot out of card in air with pistol Der moderne Kartenkünstler 64
Unknown Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)Also published here Der moderne Kartenkünstler 186
Unknown Die Diogenes-Laterne card appears in small lanternRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 189
Unknown Der Teufelskopf devil's head mask on which cards appearRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 190
Unknown Der Kartenstern five cards appear at end of star apparatusVariations Der moderne Kartenkünstler 191
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kobold in der Flasche card jumps out of bottle Der moderne Kartenkünstler 199
Unknown Der Kartenrahmen cards appear on sheet of framed glass Der moderne Kartenkünstler 220
Unknown Übertragung der Gedanken von einer Person auf die andere card appears in mirror writing on slate, comedy connection of spectators with rope on foreheads Der moderne Kartenkünstler 227
Unknown Der Hut als Zielscheibe cards shot onto borrowed hat where they appear Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9) 135
Unknown Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)Also published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 132
Unknown Das Kartenbild burned card shot onto framed glass with pistol, card appears on glass Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 91
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Kartenparade - der neue Kartenteller three cards appear at edge of plate, apparatus attached to ungaffed plate with suction deviceRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 57
Unknown 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 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 134
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm part two, methodsRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
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 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 119
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 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 103
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Romans Kartenfahne No. 47, three cards vanish from deck and reappear at flag/silk Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 128
Carl Willmann Der Hut als Zielscheibe two cards burned and shot on top hat, they reappear stuck to bottom of top hat 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 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 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 Later Magic 497
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht I. card appears at top of candleRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 50
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht II. card appears at top of candleRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 68
Carl Willmann Der Teller als Kartenscheibe three cards appear at edge of plateRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12) 180
Unknown Das magische Kartentuch deck thrown against handkerchief, selected cards cling to it Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 91
Carl Willmann Willmann's Faun-Maske three cards appear at top of mask/head on a stand Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 4
Carl Willmann Die Kartenpoints auf der Glasplatte pips appear on glass sheet (switched in newspaper) Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9) 133
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 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1) 6
Unknown Die drei Kartenakrobaten deck tossed up onto head of performer, three selections remain standing on performer's head 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 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 apparatusInspired by Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 72
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 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 148
John Hamley The Bottle and Card Trick card shot with pistol on clear bottle, appears at top Modern Card Manipulation 58
Yank Hoe The Card in the Watch borrowed watch wrapped in handkerchief, miniature of it appears in box of watch, two methods The Art of Magic 140
Unknown The Card in the Frame card appears in frame, with information on trick framesVariations The Art of Magic 229
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 selectionAlso published here
  • "Cigarette Card" in "The Sphinx"
Original Magic 49
Tom Sellers Tear and Tear Again paper with letter is torn, letters spell selection Quick Tricks 10
Dr. Jacob Daley Card Silk Appearance silk with card printed on it appears from card The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 170
Louis Lam The Zig-Zag Card Novelty question marks on paper change into name of selected card Watch Me Closely 19
Robert Parrish A Slate-Writing Method card and name of dead person appear on slate You'd be Surprised 18
Unknown Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire Greater Magic 226
John Mulholland A Spirit Writes name of selection appears on another signed card Greater Magic 291
Harry Blackstone Spirit Cartography selected card appears on initialed "photographic paper" Greater Magic 500
Unknown The Card in the Frame applications for sand frame Greater Magic 501
Unknown The Knowing Dart several cards on huge stand, spectator throws dart and thus finds selection Greater Magic 503
E. Leslie May Lexicon Test alphabet cards spell selection from regular deck The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 345
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Black Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on foreheadAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 352
Peter Warlock Satan's Scissors red and white tissue paper transforms into cut-out image of chosen card The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 405
Eric C. Lewis King of Clubs "King of Clubs" forced and name of local club appears on backs of some cards The Jinx 51-100 (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 Scots Magic 23
Frank Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 3
Allan Howell Merlin the Inscrutable pencil shavings in tissue paper "write" name of selection The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 626
Joseph Ovette A Routine For a Card Silk silk is just removed from pocket Fast Ones 14
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 Fast Ones 8
Bruce Elliott Elliott at the Bar deck with selection put on top of beer glass, name of card appears written into beer foam The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 127) 734
Stanley Collins Nonpareil free selection (and switched) appears on marked slates The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 137) 779
Sid Fleischman Card to Fake Teeth The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 826
Charles Roe Thought Ablaze ashes on arm for card revelation The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 881
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) The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 796
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 147) 821
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 Prepared Cards and Accessories 16
Laurie Ireland The Card in the Mirror image of a selected card stays in a mirror Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 22
Walter B. Gibson Cardee Foolee chinese writing cut in half reveals selection, published under Feng Huang The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 33
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 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 9
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)
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 35) 143
Hen Fetsch Cute! Huh! one of two coin penetrates a slate, name of selection appears on slate The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt matchRelated to Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 88
Eugene Gloye Glen Gloye's Necktie Trick tie with picture of rabbit holding selection 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 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 21
Unknown 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 Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 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 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 432
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Fez performer wears a fez, cuckoo on springs comes out with the selection The First Book of William 17
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ringRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 501
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Gambler's Ghost name of selection appear on card fan The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 133) 534
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Po-She-Lo cards in basket, rope rises with chosen card attached The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 634
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Poor Man's Snake Trick snake in basket finds selection The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 635
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"Also published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 638
Emmett Barbee New Idea for the Paddle Trick selection appears on paddle (miniature) Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 4
Unknown Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methodsRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 197
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paperAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 173) 692
Paul Clive Egg a la Card No. 9, Name of card appears on hard boiled egg after it is peeled Scarne on Card Tricks 21
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper" The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 201) 803
Don Alan Parachute cards are thrown into the air, selection floats down on a little parachuteRelated to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 30
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's handRelated to 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 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Al Baker The Obedient Snake snake basket version The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 458
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic cardInspired byVariationsAlso published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 5
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cardsAlso published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ringRelated toAlso published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 8
Martin Gardner Spectacular name of card appears on lenses of glasses when breathing on them The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 937
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 cardAlso published here The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 220) 879
Dr. Ben B. Braude Balloon Buster card in on of selected balloon, for magicians, three stooges (!) The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 897
Don Alan Bread Sandwich selection is found between two slices of bread Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 11
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 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 251) 1005
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 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 57
Karrell Fox Vernon, the Educated Rabbit rabbit finds selection Kornfidentially Yours 2
Karrell Fox Short and Snappy miniature card on glasses, gag Kornfidentially Yours 26
Karrell Fox Basket Bits gag for Snake BasketRelated to Kornfidentially Yours 33
John Murray Thimble Snake mini snake rises from thimble with miniature selection, inspired by an idea with static electricity by C. B. YoheInspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 309) 34
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper" Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 35
Don Alan "I'll Find It Wich My Slide Rule" name of selected card appears on slide rule Pretty Sneaky 7
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"Also published here The Best in Magic 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 cardAlso published here The Best in Magic 229
Dr. Stanley Jaks In Any Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring, with any ringRelated to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 335) 149
Tonny Van Dommelen Front Page Cards three selections cut out of paper sheet, Eight of Hearts, Eight of Spades, Four of DiamondsRelated to Unconventional Magic 50
Henry Bihari Jumbo Card Trick deck in pocket, jumbo card produced from it which matches selection, changes into later second selection, Chicago Opener structure 26 Originals 16
Karrell Fox Hocus-Focus picture of chosen cards appears on napkin, photography presentation Comedy a la Card 12
Karrell Fox I C U C Blindfold Three of Diamonds fastened on inside of blindfold, gag Comedy a la Card 17
Karrell Fox The Magician's Helping Hand toy hand with miniature card inside Comedy a la Card 18
Karrell Fox The Winnah duplicate of selection attached to Liar's Medal Comedy a la Card 20
Karrell Fox Spotz Four of Hearts selected, Five of Hearts found but one Heart is cut out Comedy a la Card 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 Comedy a la Card 11
Karrell Fox Cardician Blendo three card silks with wrong cards change into large silk with selectionVariations Comedy a la Card 14
Karrell Fox This Works - As a Rule name of selection on back of ruler Comedy a la Card 19
Karrell Fox, George Jason Jason's Favorite big and small valued cards are found as jumbo and miniature cards from deck in pocketRelated to Comedy a la Card 24
Robert Parrish Coptic Enigma automatic writing turns out to be the name of selection, when looked at in mirrorInspired by Still More Miracles in Mentalism 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die vier schwarzen Karten image of selection appears on black plastic cardAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 20
Dr. Stanley Jaks Im Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ringAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 28
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Totenkopfexperiment name of card appears on piece of flash paper, with miniature skullAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 42
Dr. Stanley Jaks Das Buchstabenmysterium card is divined with a set of letter cardsAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 86
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der schwarze Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on foreheadAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 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 which has the same value as the selectionRelated to Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 126
Harry Lorayne Just (Business) Cards - Spirit Writes name of selection appears on business card Close-up Card Magic 261
Jack Ketch Bagged cards in bag, selection is found, face drawn on bag, mouth is a slit where card is pushed out The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 372) 316
Don Tanner Now is the Time selection is revealed by special watch, handles point on suits and values The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 345
U. F. Grant You Joker! gag, mirror on compass, spectator looks into it and sees himself, selection of a joker The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 345
Jack Ketch Aquatic Discovery miniature on thing that reacts with water and starts to expand The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 396
Al Leech Three Plus One visual Gag Super Card Man Stuff 13
Jack Ketch T. V. Pack with cigarette box and playtime card, miniature card of selection appears The New Phoenix 351-400 (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 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 424
Jerry Lubin Batman vs. Joker batman symbol appears on chosen (forced) joker The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 44
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 EagleVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 217
Joan Wolf Houdini Speaks card revelation by phonograph Entertaining Mental Miracles 3
Steve Dixon Bomb-Burst Revelation ballon is burst, confetti and silk with reproduction of card appear The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 12) 58
Val Andrews The Curse of Scotland No. 10, miniature bottle of scotch from card case, miniature card inside The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews Phew! No. 18, presentation for card on silk as gag The Idiot at the Card Table 8
Val Andrews Diversion No. 19, card faces torn out of newspaper The Idiot at the Card Table 8
Val Andrews An Elaboration No. 20, card faces torn out of newspaper The Idiot at the Card Table 9
Val Andrews One Spade Short No. 26 The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews The Beatnik Card Location No. 25, card to fake beard The Idiot at the Card Table 10
Val Andrews For Bald-Headed "Idiots" Only No. 31, gag, card written on head of performer with lipstick The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Sid Fleischman W. C. Fields Does a Card Trick talking with voice on record, revelation of a playing card The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 38) 187
Guy Thompson The Posse Comitatus western story, selection ends up with a hole, using a cap pistol The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 13) 61
Al Portwood Thought Picture ghost photo à la Ted Serious, index of selection appears, fake camera The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 20) 97
Gaylord E. Hill The Touch of White Magic! picture of selection appears on one of four blank cards The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 21) 103
Bob Ellis Ghost Writer as Robert Ellis, history of the Out to Lunch, name of card appears on paper The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (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 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 33) 161
Stan Blumenthal Two-Dollar Pipe Dream spectator reveals card when looking in smoke, engraved pipe The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 39) 192
Herb Runge X Equals Five text is folded and visible letters form card Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 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 Card Cavalcade 133
Sid Lorraine Token Trickery metal token with performer's name engraved, it changes into name of selection The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 485
Steve Spillman Another Dimension using puzzle cube with card indices on each part The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 49) 243
John A. Novak Playing Card Spirit Slates name of selection appears on sticker on a odd-backed card, half-forcing deck The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 89) 441
Stan Blumenthal Houdini Glass spectator looks in glass of water and divines selection The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 89) 443
Calvin Thompson The Mentaplant volt meter attached to plant, movement when spectator's card is shown The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 115) 571
Unknown Stampaddle stamps on paddle, magnetic, selected card appears on paddle as climax Another Close-up Cavalcade 117
Francis Carlyle Sugar Transfer initials of selection appear on skin of spectator, sugar cube as stamp The Magic of Francis Carlyle 97
Jack Avis Spirits appearing writing on paper card reveals selectionInspired byRelated to
  • "Simplified Psychic Writing" (S. H. Sharpe, Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Dec. 1928)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Unknown Escritura Misteriosa name of card appears in foam of a beer Magia en el Bar 42
Bob Stephens Psychic Exposure card appears on polaroid photographRelated to Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 284
Frederick M. Shields Rear-Vision Mirror name of card appears on pocket mirror The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 146) 729
Karrell Fox "Mouseket-Ear" Magic mickey mouse hat, two selections pop up on the two mouse ears Clever.... Like a Fox 83
Karrell Fox "Blotch-Splotch" Rorschach test presentation, ink in paper becomes a single club for Ace of Clubs Clever.... Like a Fox 93
Unknown Confusing Blocks blocks in a box form to selected card Classic Magic with Apparatus 62
Burling Hull The "Spirits" Correct a Mistake slate filled with letters, wiped clean, name of chosen card appears on slate The Amazing World of Mentalism 88
Karrell Fox Quite a Mouthful fake tongue unrolls from mouth with mini card stuck on it Clever.... Like a Fox 72
Karrell Fox Almost, Complete Coverage gag in which the selection is the only card missing in 52-on-1 card/policy card Clever.... Like a Fox 81
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)
Clever.... Like a Fox 155
Unknown Enchanted Hand Mirror card appears in mirror Classic Magic with Apparatus 146
Eric Mason Cubism card is burnt into flash cube Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1) 458
Stephen Minch Out of the Flying Pan... card chosen and put in pan, fire made, lid closed, giant flapping fly inside, it holds selection Creations of a Magical Madman 63
Stephen Minch Milo the Magnificent comedy routine with puppet, comedy wands
- ball & cone phase
- milk pitcher
- finds card after many failed tries, puppet assistant brings jumbo card
Creations of a Magical Madman 87
Harry Lorayne Alpa-Beta-Cent Alpha-Beta-Cent, alphabet cards show name of selection when spread out, two methods Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 151
Vic Allen Eyes Down card on glass eye Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 555
Unknown Card Production Pillar (Lantern of Diogenes) card appears in lantern More Classic Magic with Apparatus 58
Unknown The Card Ladder three selection in houlette travel down a glass-enclosed ladder More Classic Magic with Apparatus 66
J. F. Orrin Spiderweb Card apparatus, spider spins web and selection appears More Classic Magic with Apparatus 90
Unknown Snake in the Basket fake snake in basket finds selection, several methods More Classic Magic with Apparatus 104
Unknown The Demon's Head (The Saytr's Head), head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between horns or in mouth, different methodsRelated to More Classic Magic with Apparatus 70
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Pillar of the Magi apparatus, figure on stand catches selections flying out of a box, different methods More Classic Magic with Apparatus 74
Looy Simonoff, Norman Ashworth Rub Out! gag prediction is erased, name of card remains, using Eraser-Mate Pen Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 273
Richard Kaufman Cassette (Side A) humorous dialogue with prerecorded voice CardMagic 109
Gerald Deutsch, Richard Kaufman Cassette (Side B) humorous dialogue with prerecorded voice, selection has different back CardMagic 111
Jan Heins The Sexbomb written Jan Heinz, card rises with by pulling a string, loud noise Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 4) 664
Arthur Setterington Oldfinger card is found under a dead gambler's finger in a box Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 773
Father Cyprian Psychogenic polaroid camera effects
- Psychogenic #1 (performer vanishes from picture)
- Psychogenic #2 (performer holds card, but on picture the performer is invisible)
- Psychogenic #3 (performer with card appears in picture)
- Psychogenic #4 (transparent image of performer appears in picture)
- Psychogenic #5 (later selection appears in picture)
- Notes (signed selection appears in picture)
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1259
Karl Fulves The Talking Card Box on Marvin Berger card box with plastic strip that generates sentence when clicked with finger nail, bottle applicationRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 28) 108
Roy Walton Grown Up Hofzinser four jumbo Aces, suit that matches selection is turned-over and when turned over the jumbo card became the selection and the selection became the AceVariations That Certain Something... 2
Karrell Fox King "Toots" Tablet scribblings on cardboard visible move to name or selected card Another Book 275
Larry Becker Bullseye six bullet holes in spectator's card, with gunAlso published here
  • Alan Alan's "Sharpshooter", 1960s.
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 133
Bob Ostin Card Sharp deck wrapped in handkerchief, selection is found pinned to handkerchief with safety pin The Talon (Issue 3) 27
Ken De Courcy Be Insured insurance policy gag for "spelling to any card" routine Super Spell 7
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art (1941) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 17
Bob Hummer Hummeristic message appears on blank card, by rubbing ashes on it
#1: The Ashes Reveal
#2: Ghost Force
#3: Transference of Thought
#4: A Magic Business Card
#5: Ghost Envelope
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 38
Stephen Tucker Bessie result on calculator forms a name, name is found on selection The Talon (Issue 6) 72
Ray Grismer Pen Pal automatic writing, scribble is erased with erased and name of selection remains The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 269) 1342
Ron Frost "That's Small" miniature card gag Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 514
Stephen Tucker Abort selection vanishes with a big bang and four parts appear on the back of the four aces, see also p. 269 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 89
Walter B. Gibson Dunninger's Blink! spectator divines card, sees image of card while staring at the wall The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 297) 1482
Tom Gagnon The Tiddlywinks Change coin visibly changes from copper to silver under shot glass, or miniature card appears on coin Sleightly Original 69
Peter Duffie Half Right card cut in half Alternative Card Magic 2
Phillip Young Instant Location torn and taped card changes into torn and taped jumbo card of same value Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 19
Wayne Dobson Lock of Air card is found with padlock in bag, selection secured with padlock Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 271
Stephen Tucker On the Other Queen of Spades is holding the Six of Spades in the standard illustration, this is used for revelations Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15) 291
Alex East Have-a-Cardo routine, card is divined, found reversed in deck, sliding pip and card silk, see p. 254 for corrections Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 205
William Goldman Pip-Pip two spectator name a card from invisible deck, cards are found stapled together in real deck, pip secretly shown Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 12) 230
Stephen Tucker Simplex four-card packet, a card (Four of Diamonds) changes back and one corner so it predicts the Three of Diamonds Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 295
Richard Kaufman Card in Crystal Ball crystal ball printed on card The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 13) 123
Jan Heins Splash plastic bird put in "house" build of cards and finds selection Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8) 1080
Steve Beam Reward huge check in envelope as an insurance, when turned over it matches the selection The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 21
Alex East Micro + ide for Paul Scott Magic's Mikro Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 431
Justin Higham, Stephen Tucker, Pascal Monmoine Pandemonium - growing Deck gag (Higham)
- trouser pocket as servante (Higham)
- card revelation gag with two spectators selecting the same card (Tucker)
- five coins travel from hand to hand and then change into one coin (Tucker)
- Cutting the Aces, Bilis/ Marlo variation idea (Monmoine)
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 420
Johnny "J.J." Johnston Mechanical Pack Routine mechanical deck presentation, deck is screwed together and selection found fixed on the bottomVariations Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 423
Earle Oakes Thelectronicards Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30) 581
Martin Breese Playing with Time watch of spectator moves forwards or backwards as wished by spectator, name of card found engraved on performer's watch which also stops Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 1
David Britland Four Thought four cards turn into quarter of a jumbo card which match selection Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 43
Hal Meyers Laser Splice toy space gun used to cut/splice selection in halfInspired by
  • Jim Lee's "Karate Card"
Off the Wall 2
Steven Hamilton Going, Going ... Gone! cards shrinkAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1260
Stephen Tucker Indexlink Indices of three cards spell JAK, indicates they selected Jack. Three cards then change to other three Jacks. The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 34
Mike Gancia Name That Card name of spectator appears on selection The Best of Close-Up Magic 74
Steve Beam Compu-Card computer reveals wrong card, selection is changed to match prediction, then computer cursor is moved magically, code to program it on the computerRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 94
Sid Lorraine Old Spell - New Twist "This is your card" is spelled to find selection, these words are also found printed on card, duplicate Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 34
Ben Harris Masquerade ink on coin burns hole in coin in shape of index of forced card (flash paper) Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1055
Jerry Huckaby Fountain Top Mountain Dew used to have a card printed in the bottle cap, selection is reveald The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 117
Karl Fulves Sharpshooter No. 75, popgun folded from paper, opens with bang when shaken, name of card appears on it Self-Working Paper Magic 133
Jack Yates Spy Story story trick, paper with sentence (Archer Call Up Base) is folded and cut by spectator, then pieces are dealt in two piles and the selected forms the name of the selected card Clue and other Mysteries 5
Steve Beam A Computer Card Trick no title given, card found by computer program, code The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 262
John Riggs Jimmy Revisited more ideas on The Thing and puppet hand finds card, Mr. JimmyRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 216
Wayne Kyzer Thumbs Down comedy routine, performer's finger vanishes from hand and appears on selection The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 256
Karrell Fox "Cassettecard" card appears on cassette with funny line For My Next Trick... 64
Terry Seabrooke Bullet Thru Card gun is shot at deck, selection is found burnt with a hole in it Seabrooke's Book 36
Terry Seabrooke The Chattering Teeth wind-up/chattering teeth cut pips from newspaper Seabrooke's Book 83
Karrell Fox, Mickey Ostaski A "Hare-Raising" Illusion male picture card chosen, when it is eventually found, it has grown a beard For My Next Trick... 135
Terri Rogers Shadowline writing on card vanishes and appears on hand of performer, erasable ink, Velleda The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2) 38
David Regal A Star is Borne star sticker travels to back of selection Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 64
Richard Sanders Trick Photography card appears on photograph of performer, selection Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 10) 6
Steve Beam Cardtrik computer screen as slate, program code, see p. 351 for code correctionInspired byRelated to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 18) 311
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Slicker toupee put in card case, cards transform into toupee and in case selection is found The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 336
Roberto Giobbi Nepomuk name of chosen card appears on slate, flap with card back on one side Nepomuk 5
Philip T. Goldstein Premixion computer presentation, card is found with reverse faro, name of card on three cardsInspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "Mathematics & Mentalism" in "Ibidem" Nr. 14.
The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 63
Juan Tamariz The Card Printed on the Handkerchief The Five Points in Magic 25
Steve Beam Christmas Special lights on christmas tree reveal chosen card, signed card is then found in present under the treeRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 21) 360
Steve Beam Terminal Tricks cards on screen, spectator stops at a card, that card is removed from the computer / pulled from the screen, program codeRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 21) 362
Karl Fulves Idle Chatter chattering teeth "chews" too long card down to size or other things, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 47) 188
Karl Fulves Pieces of Eight four Twos transform into a big Eight, card blendo, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 47) 192
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "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 which has the same value as the selectionRelated toAlso published here Seminarheft 1
Karl Fulves He Found It! No. 57, rabbit folded from handkerchief finds one card chosen out of four and bites off corner Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 168
Karrell Fox "Clip-Tomania" cut-out holes in paper form card design as divinationInspired by
  • Howard Albright, Tops magazine
My Latest Book 118
Fantasio Der Karten-Schwert-Stock card sword with cane, two cards are correct last card is wrong, cane changes into silk with printed card Fantasio 44
John Bannon Trick Shot Production producing eight ball from card caseVariationsAlso published here Without 8
David Regal Baby Face flip book of baby photographs as "prediction" Spectacle 27
John Bannon Photologic on slip of paper, image of selection appears magically (spirit photography) Impossibilia 113
Dan Harlan Under Covers name of card appears in matchbook, Himber matchbook The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 3) 9
Gary Ouellet Quarterback selection has to be divided, performer reveals number with a card and a quarterRelated to Close Up Illusions 80
Karrell Fox The Traveling Worm Paper Worm "rides" on Domino Turnover Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 10) 1988
Randy Tanner The Finder Card Post-It Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 9) 1979
José Carroll Through the Looking Glass face of card is transferred into card shaped mirror leaving a blank card behind 52 Lovers — Volume II 106
José Carroll Illusion, Reality and Magic mirror turns to glass, card appears in mirror 52 Lovers — Volume II 105
John Bannon Trick Shot Production producing eight ball from card caseAlso published here Smoke and Mirrors 59
Karrell Fox Confuscious Say routine in which name of selection appears on miniature spirit slates Goodies 23
Karrell Fox It's in the Bag deck in paper bag, selection is not found, paper bag torn open, in it is an image of the selection Goodies 39
Stephen Tucker Imitaceion two queens change into cards constructed from value and suit of selections New Close-Up Lecture 9
Roger Klause The Bantam-Weight Card miniature card of selection pops out of deck, it changes to regular card again on deck Roger Klause: In Concert 153
Karrell Fox Smooth as Silk deck vanishes from case, card silk in it instead Goodies 109
Karrell Fox The "Foxy" Snake Basket whole chapter on Snake Basket, several bits and gags
- The E.Z. Way (thread animation)
- Do It Yourself Turban (out of towel)
- Pull 'Em Up
- Monkey Business
- Smokey Snake (card in cigarette combination, snake comes out smoking)
- Snake Collection
- Memories
Related to Goodies 121
Jörg Alexander Weber Brandzeichen card chosen and returned to deck, first letter of spectator's name written on paper and burned, letter burned into selectionInspired byVariations Hardcore 48
Detlef "Desimo" Simon Kultiviertes Karten-Chaos "Eine Kartenroutine für die Bühne und sonstwo"
three cards selected, wrong cards rise, then two card designs cut out of newspaper, silk with third card appears
Related to Hardcore 66
Aldo Colombini Tip Top cards with clowns with different colored noses, one color is selected and performer appears to wear the same colored clown nose FISM Lecture Notes 2
Ben Harris Digital Card Scanner card chosen and pulled through a plastic strip, fake buttons on the strip are pushed and location and later name of card appear on strip, repeated with another card Digital Card Scanner 1
Stan Cohen The Six of Spades visual Gag with the Queen of SpadesVariations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2051
Earle Oakes Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 11) 2144
Stephen Tucker Shaper Caper Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 8) 2106
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Lie Detector with long narrow clear strip that is folded in various ways so different messages appear on it Five Times Five - Japan 79
Karl Fulves Etaoin Shrdlu card divined via messy words typed on typewriterInspired byRelated to Deceptive Practices 77
Karl Fulves Etaoin Shrdlu further ideasRelated to Supplement To Deceptive Practices 88
Hubert T. Brill The Spirit's Right borrowed business card in envelope, writing of selected card appears on it, stamp on card caseAlso published here
  • Genii, Feb. 1939
Profile (Issue 7) 10
Wylee Packer HO! HO! HO! with Ten of hearts Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 12) 2297
Unknown The Phantom Cut-Out Card number and suit are cut out of previously blank paper Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 97
Michael Close The Ooh-Ah Bird origami bird lays egg with prediction in it Workers Number 3 73
Harold Cataquet Kirigami Revelation origami thing Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 9) 2409
Chuck Smith Imagination card forced only with equivoque What If? 9
Alex Elmsley A Small Revelation four miniature cards are glued together in stepped formation, one of them turns over The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 144
Aldo Colombini Follow the Ruler impressions with a carpenter's ruler, eventually selection is formedAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 52) 956
Mike Bornstein Double Matchit card chosen and lost, dollar bill changes into matchbook, mini card inside which matches selectionAlso published here
  • Latest Money Magic (Bornstein)
Close-Up File 67
Michael Weber Stocking Feat snake basket with sock, Alka Seltzer poweredInspired by
  • "Sorcerer's Serpent" (Bruce Elliott, Magic as a Hobby, 1948, p. 109)
Correctors Workshop
Gerald Deutsch Miko #4 4-and-a-quarter of clubs, no gaffs Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 1) 2457
R. Paul Wilson