212 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Ace Assembly / Classic
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Unknown Having made Four Packets of Cards with an Ace at the bottom of each, to bring all Four Aces into whichever Packet the Company may choose faced deck and alternative methodRelated to Modern Magic 91
Charles Bertram Bertram's Ace Trick spectator deals out all cards, the three indifferent cards end up in spectator's pocket Tricks with Cards 111
Unknown Die vier Asse auf Reisen Der moderne Kartenkünstler 24
S. W. Erdnase The Exclusive Coterie Related to The Expert at the Card Table 172
Charles Bertram The Four-Ace Trick for more details see referenceRelated to The Modern Conjurer 124
Carl Willmann Die vereinten Asse three extra AcesVariations Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 9) 131
Unknown The Four Ace Trick First Method, three extra AcesInspired by The Art of Magic 213
Unknown Second Method The Art of Magic 215
Nate Leipzig Fifth Method aces signed The Art of Magic 218
Unknown Third Method using cards with cloth-colored backs, black art The Art of Magic 216
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Macht des Gedanken spectator selects three cards which match prediction, then assembly, four double facersAlso published here Kartenkünste 58
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Vier Könige card thought of, then a spectator extracts it from pocket, three matching cards found, then assembly, four double facersRelated toAlso published here Kartenkünste 69
Stanley Collins The Omega Ace Experiment ace assembly, one packet sealed in envelop, with a card stand for better visibility, duplicates Original Magical Creations 25
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery of the Aces with quarters, not small packets The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 29
Charles T. Jordan The Aces Again The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 30
Jack Merlin Four Ace Trick bottom deal method Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Graham Adams A Four Ace Experiment assembly with no switch at the beginning, using cull shuffles Mr. S. W. Erdnase — "His Book" 25
Theodore Annemann The Devil's Four Aces signed aces, three long duplicates, packets put in glasses The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 5
Al Baker Another Four-Ace Trick! more stand up, one packet in a glassVariations The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 106
Theodore Annemann Four Aces on the Stage with four spectators on stage, three extra aces, short deck The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 60
Francis Carlyle Francis Carlyle Aces Related to Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 150
Unknown French's Extraordinary Aces faced deck, banded deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 172
Unknown Another Simplicity Four Ace Trick Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 356
Jess Kelly The Four Aces Greater Magic 361
Dai Vernon Aces for Experts Greater Magic 363
Lu Brent Flighty Aces chosen pile sealed in envelop, using twelve extra aces The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 45) 307
Louis Lam "Mysterioso" ... A Most Sensational Four Ace Trick Inspired by Be Deceived 14
Charles Bertram Anent the Bertram Aces Related to Expert Card Technique 239
Charlie Miller The Charles Miller Aces Nomad style Expert Card Technique 258
Jack Merlin Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick Related to Expert Card Technique 233
Charlie Miller The Nomad Aces for credit information see referenceRelated toVariations Expert Card Technique 256
Unknown Ace Affinity Expert Card Technique 234
Unknown Le Temps Four Aces Expert Card Technique 248
Stanley Collins Those Aces fair preliminary actions The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 697
R. M. Jamison Birds of a Feather ace assembly, then a queen is put in pocket and three Queens in deck, they jump to pocket More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 35
Bruce Elliott Parade of the Lamas with three jokers
My Best 43
Lu Brent Flighty Aces Related to My Best 127
Arthur H. Buckley The Hindu Aces Experiment No. 42 - ace production followed by assemblyVariations Card Control 211
Unknown Gathering of the Clan Nomad style The Royal Road to Card Magic 102
Unknown Simple Four-Ace Routine Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 115
Edward Marlo Simplex Aces palming eliminated from Simple Aces Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 117
Jack Yeager The Yeager Four Ace Trick self-working, dealing three cards on each ace, putting piles together and dealing again, chosen heap contains aces Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 16
Lin Searles The Fair Deal Aces T formation layout is fair, then each packet has to go back to the deck Lucky Aces 1
Edward Marlo Platform Aces with glasses, ungaffed and duplicate method The Cardician 37
Edward Marlo Logical Faced Aces faced deck The Cardician 82
Unknown, Wally Dean Those Four Aces classic ace assembly, with follow up idea by Wally Dean Classic Secrets of Magic 61
J. Stewart Smith The Four Aces One More Thought on Cards 10
Lin Searles The Basic Plot Ultimate Aces 2
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 10 one-handed, otherwise standard The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 22
Charlie Miller Variation of a Jack Merlin Effect three four-of-a-kinds kicker, bottom dealsRelated to The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 62
Walter E. Cummings Take me to Your Leader other three Ace packets are cut into deck, crimped Aces Close-up Card Magic 48
Bill Simon, Paul Curry 1-2-3-4 Close-up Card Magic 231
Harry Lorayne 4-3-2-1 variation in the layout Close-up Card Magic 236
Harry Lorayne Ambitious Aces Close-up Card Magic 264
Dai Vernon The Vernon Four Aces Nomad style Early Vernon 35
Edward Marlo Another Exchange Procedure The K. M. Move 11
Francis Haxton Last Word Four Aces spectator chooses Leader PacketVariations Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 186
Peter Kane Classic Ace Assembly A Card Session with Peter Kane 10
Edward Marlo Direct Aces Expert Card Conjuring 108
Jack Avis Gathering of the Clan Expert Card Mysteries 121
Edward Marlo Marlo's Nomad Aces see comment on page 165 Hierophant (Issue 2) 70
Roy Walton The X Plus One Ace Trick The Devil's Playthings 27
Edward Marlo Unbelievable Aces Related to Advanced Fingertip Control 145
Russell T. Barnhart Circle of Darkness palming Reputation-Makers 146
Karl Fulves Swallow the Leader ace assembly, then aces vanish Epilogue (Issue 11) 85
Edward Marlo Almost Like Trick Cards Inspired by
  • Marlo's "K.B.V. Aces" (MUM, December 1959)
Also published here
Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 244
Edward Marlo Blank Ace Assembly suggestion of doing ace assembly with aces and blank cards Those Wild, Wild Aces 6
Jerry Mentzer Quick Nomad Aces Card Cavalcade 94
Brother John Hamman The Elmsley Assembly Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 61
Karl Fulves Double Cross poker presentation for Ace Assembly, aces apparently assemble in spectator's hand, but he gets kings and performer aces, see O. Henry Reference on p. 71 Packet Switches (Part Two) 60
Frank Thompson Spectator-Challenge Aces Rim Shots 119
Edward G. Brown The Four Ace Trick The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 60
Lin Searles Face-Up Aces The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 663
Lin Searles An Ace Assembly The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 664
Lin Searles All Fair Aces The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 666
Jerry K. Hartman Four For All Means & Ends 18
Paul Swinford, J. Stewart Smith Simplified Ace Assembly Card Cavalcade II 65
Paul Swinford Fifty-Fifty Aces either assembly or elevator routine depending on which aces spectator chooses (jukebox) Card Cavalcade II 61
Paul Swinford, Edward Marlo Advanced Ace Assembly based on Marlo's "Bluff Aces" Card Cavalcade II 67
Philip T. Goldstein secA ruoF three phases, two times standard ace assembly, then Aces transform into Kings in leader pile and Aces are reversed in deckVariationsAlso published here Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 6
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #2 done one-handedAlso published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 789
Martin A. Nash $10,000 Ace Routine McDonald's Aces without gaffs Ever So Sleightly 118
Russell T. Barnhart Four Ace Assembly No. 13 The Master Palm 70
Henry Christ All Fair Four Ace Effect Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 70
Edward Marlo Ace Assembly Application Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 53
Edward Marlo Almost Like Gaffed Cards Inspired by
  • Marlo's "K.B.V. Aces" (MUM, December 1959)
Also published here
Lecture Notes 1 10
John C. Wagner Honest John's Ace Assembly Three indifferent cards shown and dealt on top of each Ace, spectator chooses a pile, other three piles shown to have no Aces, all Aces gather in chosen pile SuperMagic 52
Punx Das Märchen von den vier Wünschen story presentation for ace assembly, duplicates Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 22
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Poker The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 120
Unknown The Gathering of the Aces (Ulta-Four Ace Effect) Aces in card stand, apparatus More Classic Magic with Apparatus 56
Patrick Cook Double Deal (& Lost Aces) Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 267
Ken Beale Switch For A 4-Ace Trick Interlock 45
Edward Marlo As an Ace Effect using clip palm Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 114
Edward Marlo Neo Ace Assembly five different methodsVariations Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 327
Edward Marlo The Inverted Assembly hearts with inverted pips (for partial diamonds displays) Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 340
Daryl Martinez Conditional Assembly Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 94
Paul Swinford, Alex Elmsley 1003rd Aces Arcane (Issue 2) 15
Andrew Galloway Flying Solo Diverting Card Magic 34
Edward Marlo Eidetic Aces visual appearance at once in leader packet Card Finesse 185
Daryl Martinez OverwhELMSLEY Aces three aces are lost in deck instead of vanished in packets The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 35
Ian Land Fantacey aces end up face up in the deck Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 13) 246
Edward Marlo The Lapped Ace Assembly Marlo without Tears 194
Derek Dingle Switch on Elmsley The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 48
Jon Racherbaumer The 1003-1006 Aces three handlings (despite title)Inspired by Facsimile (Issue 1) 33
David Britland Acembley Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 23) 450
Justin Higham On Patrol Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30) 587
Karl Fulves The Layout Problem further thoughts on Elusive LadyInspired byRelated to Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 6
Ken Beale Adverse Condition Aces aces are really laid out without switch in beginning Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 291
Larry Jennings, Rolland Hamblen Meta-ssembly aces change to kings in an apparent repeat The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18) 165
Daryl Martinez Diamond Bar Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 236
David Britland The Blues Brothers assembly with Aces, color changing back kickerInspired byVariations The Best of Close-Up Magic 9
David Williamson Easy Aces "Einfache Asse"
faced deck
Related toAlso published here For Your Eyes Only 20
David Williamson Easy Aces faced deckAlso published here Striking Magic 17
Jon Racherbaumer Hole-Card In One poker deal themeInspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Dec. 1981
At The Table 166
Larry Jennings The L.J. Add-On First Effect (Four Robbers Variation), Second Effect (Ace Assembly) The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 97
Bob Stencel The Stencel Aces Variations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30) 281
Randy Wakeman Unbelievably Copless Inspired by Formula One Close-Up 37
Edward Marlo Free Choice Sudden Aces Formula One Close-Up 47
Jack Merlin Four Ace Lost Aces with bottom deal, "I think this is Merlins." The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 3
Daryl Martinez Daryl's Psychological Assembly "or The Jolly Jumping Jokers"
twelve red spot cards, four three-card packets put on table, then four Jokers distributed among those packets, Jokers assemble
- #1. The Easy Way
- #2. The Cardman's Version
Variations Daryl's Psychological Assembly 1
Daryl Martinez Diamond Bar - #3. The Impromptu MethodAlso published here Daryl's Psychological Assembly 7
Larry Jennings, Alex Elmsley 2002 Aces Inspired by The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 4
David Regal Unusual Assembly Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 256
David Regal Streamlined Assembly Variations Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 261
Doug Edwards Anything but standard with added reversal finish Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 12) 1581
Brother John Hamman Final Aces six double ended cardsVariations The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 229
Edward Marlo Copless Unbelievable Aces Related to So Soon? 30
Unknown Atomic Aces simple assembly by gathering packets and dealing them out again Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 40
Justin Higham Easy-Going Nomad Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 11) 1854
Edward Marlo Bomb Door Aces with two alternatives That's It 12
Edward Marlo For Any Ace Effect That's It 27
Bob King Hidden Intruders three phases, last phase odd-backed More Magician Foolers 12
David Solomon Immediate Assembly & Climax Ace Assembly classic, then as a final kicker Aces disappear and appear in the deck David Solomon T.A.O.M. Convention 3
Philip T. Goldstein secA ruoF three phases, two times standard ace assembly, then aces transform into kings in leader pile and aces are reversed in deckAlso published here Focus 118
David Williamson Easy Aces faced deckInspired byAlso published here How Magic Works 20
Jim Molinari Spectator's Choice Ace Assmebly Spectator chooses Leader Packet Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 2) 1894
Alex Elmsley Flight to Witch Mountain The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 30
Alex Elmsley 1002nd Aces Related toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 213
Edward Marlo Neoteric Aces in Four Movements three x-cards on one ace, other aces in deck, three x-cards become aces, four phasesInspired by The Olram File (Issue 6) 5
Edward Marlo Instant Ace Assembly three x-cards on one Ace, other Aces in deck, three x-cards become Aces, three stranger Aces The Olram File (Issue 7) 1
Jon Racherbaumer Cavorting Ladies - Second Phase Cavorting Ladies 6
Jon Racherbaumer Cavorting Ladies - First Phase spectator touches four cards - they are the four Queens, assembly handling of Marlo's K.B.V. Aces Cavorting Ladies 1
David Neighbors Aces of Diamond Bar queens change into aces as a kickerInspired by The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 2) 12
Edward Marlo, Bill Simon, Dai Vernon Quick Sands Aces with three alternative methods The Olram File (Issue 11) 11
Jon Racherbaumer Introduction with credit information on Ace Assembly plot The Olram Aces — The Impossible Travellers 3
Unknown Slippery Aces Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 83
Unknown The Mystic Aces Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 86
Unknown フォーエース (Four Ace) Simple Ace Assembly effect, spectator chooses which packet for Aces to assemble in Larry Jennings's Card Technique 75
Peter Duffie The Scottish Assembly spectator chooses leaderInspired byVariations Applications 47
Peter Duffie Once Again Inspired byRelated to Applications 50
Gene Maze Uncle Charlie's Aces ace assembly, then 3 card transposition Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 173
Gene Maze Mercury Aces Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 176
Peter Duffie Fortuitous Card Catcher completely Off-Beat PresentationInspired by
  • "The Official Card Catcher" (Peter Duffie, Imagine)
Duffie's Card Compulsions 143
Peter Duffie The Working Assambly Inspired by Duffie's Card Compulsions 176
Edward Marlo New Card Add Aces on face of deck shown and rest of packet or deck spread, then Aces put on table, up to three are switchedAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1975
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 210
Guy Hollingworth A Stationary Assembly paper clip, double facers, backfire Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 27
Edward Marlo Nomadic Aces Inspired by The Looking Glass (Issue 2) 45
James Swain Honest Aces spectator choses leader packetVariations Miracles with Cards 155
Larry Jennings The Simple Stencel Inspired by Jennings '67 212
Christian Scherer Die vier Prinzessinen with fairy tail presentation and mechanical music boxInspired by Karten à la carte 183
David Solomon Immediate Ace Assembly And Climax Ace Assembly, then Ace of Spades cut in deck and other three Aces put with the piles, Aces all gather in deck Solomon's Mind 148
Roger Crosthwaite Pebbles and Aces "A brief study of vertical and lateral thinking in the development of the Four Ace Assembly" Roger's Real Gone Aces 45
Bruce Cervon Another Aces Hard-Boiled Mysteries 9
Bruce Cervon Award Ace Assembly two Handlings Hard-Boiled Mysteries 3
Lin Searles, Roberto Giobbi The Four Seasons quick ace assembly with poetic patternInspired by Card College — Volume 3 525
Alex Elmsley, James Swain 1002nd Aces 21st Century Card Magic 127
Guy Hollingworth An Ace Assembly paper clip, backfire Drawing Room Deceptions 96
Daryl Martinez, Bill Malone Shipwrecked story presentation 21st Century Card Magic 114
James Swain 21st Century Assembly actually as a travelling effect 21st Century Card Magic 64
David Regal Down Under Assembly Ace Assembly Close-Up & Personal 169
David Regal Logical Assembly Close-Up & Personal 172
David Regal Anywhere Assembly Ace Assembly, assemble in any packet spectator chooses Close-Up & Personal 174
David Regal Streamlined Assembly (Minus One) Inspired by Close-Up & Personal 178
Ellis Stanyon The Simple Four Ace Trick No. 10, Conus Aces phase, then assembly Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 37
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information on Ace Assemblies, then a self-working handling of the Drunken Shuffle deal, all other receive a mix of face-up/face-down cards Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 37
Guy Hollingworth A Stationary Assembly paper clip, double facers, backfire Excerpts 22
David Malek Far More Honest Aces three handlingsInspired by Rebel without a Pause 15
Reinhard Müller RM's Aces spectators hold the packets Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 182
Harry Lorayne To The Point four Aces on table, one pointed to, three cards on top, others lost in deck, assemblyInspired byAlso published here Personal Collection 3
Neal Elias Let's Not Forget The Four Aces switch-out addition with Twirl Pass New Card Controls 88
Aaron Fisher 2001, an Ace Odyssey Related to The Paper Engine 90
Darwin Ortiz The Brush presentation for Daryl's effectInspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 20
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Power Of Faith spectator selects three cards which match prediction, then assembly, four double facersVariationsAlso published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 62
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Four Kings card thought of, then a spectator extracts it from pocket, three matching cards found, then assembly, four double facersAlso published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 68
R. Paul Wilson 1002.5 Aces Inspired by 13 5
David Ben, Jack Merlin Lost Aces For Experts Inspired by Tricks 66
Bob King Assembly4 three phases, two cards with holes New Magician Foolers 18
David Williamson Easy Aces Also published here MagiFest ManiFest 18
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Beastly Assembly Kings assemble, three Sixes found where other three Kings should beInspired by
  • Jackie McClements routine from "The Crimp"
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 20
John Bannon Syncopated Aces Dear Mr. Fantasy 27
John Bannon, Bob Stencel Interrobang Aces (?!) Inspired by Dear Mr. Fantasy 32
Dave Campbell Performing Aces Aces turn over in deck, Twisting sequence, two Aces transpose from pockets of spectator and performer, Assembly (diamond shape layout for Ace assembly, before Daryl)Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • The Gen, Vol. 22 No. 8, Dec. 1966
The Dave Campbell Legacy 141
Jack Avis Siva's Aces Rara Avis 122
Gerald Deutsch Direct Ace Assembly Best of Friends - Volume III 291
David Regal The O'henry Girls first phase normal assembly, second phase o. henry Best of Friends - Volume III 340
David Solomon Diamond Bar - Gaffed two double endersInspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Sept. 2006
The Wisdom of Solomon 155
Stewart James Simplicity Four Ace Trick Standard Ace Assembly effect, no sleightsAlso published here The Essential Stewart James 19
Jon Racherbaumer Making the Coterie Even More Exclusive commentsRelated to Marlo on Erdnase 192
Arturo de Ascanio Nomad Aces Inspired by The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 281
Ken Krenzel Natural Ace Assembly Relaxed Impossibilities 166
Steve Reynolds Finely Final Aces Ace Assembly based on Final Aces (Bro. John Hamman), without gaffsInspired by Route 52 9
Karl Fulves Lost Inspired by
  • Bill Butski assembly (Linking Ring, Sept. 2000)
Prolix (Issue 8) 557
Tony Cabral In Your Face Aces Ace production, optional Assembly follow-upInspired by
  • "Aces in their Faces" (Bob Kohler)
Card Tricks for the Untrustworthy 22
Joaquín Matas Ases Rápidos under postcardInspired by A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 205
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by ace assemblyAlso published here Less is More Bonus 12
Yves Carbonnier À la Elmsley! Inspired byAlso published here Notes de Causerie 1
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by ace assemblyAlso published here Less is More 114
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Another New Four-Ace Switch, with the Deck Face Up with assembly application The Top Change 146
"Magic" Christian Stelzel A Third New Packet Switch for Ace Assemblies, with the Deck Face Down The Top Change 151
Harry Lorayne To The Point four Aces on table, one pointed to, three cards on top, others lost in deck, assemblyAlso published here JawDroppers! Two 198
Tino Plaz Sucker 1002nd Aces Inspired by Moby Trick 6
Yves Carbonnier À la Elmsley Inspired byAlso published here Grand Livre de Cartomagie 54