96 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Ace Assembly / Isolated Sequences & Ace Vanishes
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Palm-Addition Packet Switch five cards added to tabled Aces, put on deck and dealt off again, next card shown as it is not an Ace
Nov. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 11) 165
Unknown Glide False Count with extra card
1915 Original Magical Creations 33
Unknown One-Handed Ace Vanish
Also published here
  • "Whirlwind of Wizardry"
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 56
Louis Lam The Ace of Spades Ace of Spades and indifferent card shows, Ace changes to regular card and is reproduced from pocket, inspired by MacDonald Aces performance
1937 Watch Me Closely 14
Tom Sellers A Four Ace Move see also Daley Notebook Item 13
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 414
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Ace Layout
1943 Tricks and Sleights 28
Unknown Ace Vanish gaffed
Apr. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 45
Edward Marlo Four Ace Vanish featuring four different vanishes
Variations 1953 The Cardician 166
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Peng Peng ace vanish sequence in spectator's hand
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 69
Edward Marlo Ace Assembly Application for last Ace in Assembly
1956 Action Palm 12
Edward Marlo Ace Assembly Application
1956 Action Palm 20
Edward Marlo Vanishing Ace Theory
1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 338) 166
Edward Marlo Direct Rear Palm as top card is placed openly to bottom
Related to 1957 The Tabled Palm 31
Lin Searles The Covered Vanish with red-blue double backer
1958 Ultimate Aces 7
Edward Marlo Ace Vanish and Transfer points A and B
1961 Card Switches 46
Jack Avis Exchanged three of four Aces are switched
1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 6
Edward Marlo For Ace Transpositions getting Ace from one packet to another, four methods
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 144
Edward Marlo Setting up a packet exchange... for an assembly
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 183
Edward Marlo the open double deal exchange for an assembly
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 184
Roger Smith K-S Vanish handling for method 4 of Marlo reference
Inspired by 1971 The K-S Control System 9
Ken Beale Put Back Variation partial, for Ace Assembly
Related to 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 109
Lenny Greenfader, William A. Morales Super-S Vanish ace vanish with double facer
Also published here 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 154
Bob Elliott Bob Elliot's Vanish ace vanish with double facer
Also published here 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 155
Bob Elliott Bob Elliot's Vanish ace vanish with double facer
Also published here 1973 Lecture Notes No. 1 11
Lenny Greenfader, William A. Morales Super-S Vanish ace vanish with double facer
Also published here 1973 Lecture Notes No. 1 12
Francis Carlyle Vanish for Stanley Collins Aces glide
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 10
Rick Johnsson, Jerry Mentzer Push Down Vanish four cards, one vanishes
1975 New and Novel Knowledge 8
Edward Marlo Duck and Pull especially useful with double facer
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 90
Edward Marlo New Card Add deck or packet
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 98
Edward Marlo Guffaloed Ace Vanish using Vernon's Monte Switch
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 243
Edward Marlo Blue Vanish ace vanish phases
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 245
Edward Marlo The Marlo Layout two Aces and two indifferent cards are displayed as four Aces and layed out for assembly
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 3
John F. Mendoza Installment Vanish
1980 John: Verse Two 112
Daryl Martinez Vanish of Card in Packet hiding one card, while showing four other cards
1983 The Magic Hedonists Brainstorm In The Bahamas 15
Arthur H. Buckley, Unknown Four Ace Moves
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 14
Frederick Braue Braue Secret Addition ace switch context, some credit information
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 26
Francis Carlyle Vanish for Stanley Collins Aces glide
1985 ca. Francis Carlyle Lecture Notes 7
Edward Marlo Double Facer Switch for example to get into McDonald's Aces
1986 Thirty Five Years Later 23
Edward Marlo New Ace Vanishes for Collins type routines
1986 Thirty Five Years Later 31
Unknown Eine Vier-As-Routine Aces transpose with indifferent cards in wallet, getting double facers in and out of play for Assembly, Himber wallet
Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 161
Larry Jennings L.J. Laydown
1988 The Cardwright 112
Dr. Jacob Daley Alternative Ending - Daley's Vanish vanish of an ace from a packet
1988 The Cardwright 127
Edward Marlo The FUFU Switch all cards handled face up, Ace Assembly application
Also published here
  • The New Tops, July 1964
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 79
Edward Marlo Sleightless Drop Switch Ace packet lifted off deck and bottom three cards dropped on table, top Ace replaced on deck
Inspired by 1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 133
Edward Marlo For a Double Face Card Olram Subtlety application
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 190
Edward Marlo Double Face Display for Ace Vanish
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 200
Edward Marlo Buffaloed Packet Switch partial packet switch, illogical double lift
1989 So Soon? 14
Edward Marlo Flourish Show to show vanish of Ace
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 65
Justin Higham Bottom Deal Switchouts Ace layout context
  • First Version
  • Second Version
  • Third Version
May 1989 Inside Out (Issue 6) 20
Jerry K. Hartman DRED - Discrepant Reverse Elmsley Display used to vanish an ace in an assembly
1990 Impossibilia 30
Edward Marlo Assembly Finale see step 9 for suggestion
1990 That's It 27
Wesley James Fake Bilis Switch cards are not exchanged, creating suspicion on purpose
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 44
Wesley James The Elmsley/Olram Vanish
Related to 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 45
Stanley Collins Collins Vanish brief
1990 The Aronson Approach 4
Steve Draun Technical Tips on the Collins Vanish
1990 The Aronson Approach 9
Edward Marlo Olram Ace Vanishes Rub-a-dub style and Tent style
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 155
Edward Marlo Marlo's Convincing Layout Sequence for assembly
1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 12
Patrick Page Das 4-As-Manöver Ace vanish with double facer, also as false count
Also published here
  • Pages from Patrick's Notebook
Nov. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3) 110
Unknown One-Handed Ace Vanish
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 305
Rick Johnsson Small Packet Vanish with injogged push-in color change
A. Odd Colored Back
B. With an Extra Card
C. Split Face Card
1993 Card File 41
Alex Elmsley Collinspell collins aces with spelling finale, setting cards with a faro, featuring interesting vanishes
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 357
Mel Bennett Junk Bonds forcing one pile out of a few, for Ace assembly, using spelling
Inspired by
  • "So Nero" (Stewart James, Ibidem #5)
  • "Charm Bracelet" (Allan Slaight, New Pentagram, Oct. 1987)
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 100
Gary Kurtz Alternate Beginning to get into McDonald's Ace Assembly
1995 Notes from The Summit 13
Edward Marlo Elm-K-B-E-J Ace Vanishes "Elmsley Count, Kardyro Biddle Move, Eddie Joseph's Move"
bottom card shown to be an Ace, top three cards peeled off, remaining card secretly switched, five methods
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Sep. 1968
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 28
Edward Marlo Latest Ace Vanishes Ace (or card) vanishes in packet, five methods
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1968
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 37
Bruce Cervon The Last Ace Vanish
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 67
Stanley Collins Collins Ace Vanish
Related to
  • Magazine of Magic, Oct. 1914
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 69
Masao Atsukawa 逆説4A (Paradox 4 Aces) Setting up for Assembly type of effect with False Draw
Inspired by 2001 カードの島 37
Neal Elias Let's Not Forget The Four Aces switch-out addition with Twirl Pass
2001 New Card Controls 88
Reinhard Müller The Glide Vanish
  • The Side-Glide Vanish
  • The Deal Vanish
  • The Spectator's Glide
Inspired by 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 180
Pete McCabe Magicana Addenda changing layout sequence to first placing down the indifferent cards
Inspired by Mar. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3) 53
Jim Morton McDonald's Aces Segue No. 1 Aces reverse in deck in different places
Sep. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9) 51
John Lenahan McDonald's Aces Segue No. 2 Slop Shuffle Triumph followed by MacDonalds assembly
Sep. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9) 52
Karl Fulves Power of Fate three ace vanishes
Inspired by 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 14
Karl Fulves, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser With One Hand one-hand ace vanish with double facer in assembly routine, credit information
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 15
Unknown The Red Demon Card Mystery three black cards and 1 red, red changes black, from "A Whirlwind of Wizardry" (Vn Bern & De Vega, 1919)
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 17
Karl Fulves Collins Ace Vanish Credit Information references
2003 Off The Books (Issue 7) 114
Wesley James Ace-and-Three-Card Vanishes three cards and an ace, ace is shown to have vanished, four methods
Related to 2004 Enchantments 31
Wesley James Ace-and-Four-Card Vanishes four cards (apparently 3) and an ace, ace is shown to have vanished, three methods
2004 Enchantments 34
Jack Avis Exchanged "A Bit of Handling for the Ace Switch at the Start of an Ace Routine"
2006 Rara Avis 54
David Regal Regal's Alternative Vanish
Mar. 2008 Antinomy (Vol. 4 No. 1) 23
Yannick Chretien Reflipped Vanish cards dropped on face-up cards
Also published here
  • Yannick Chretien's "Reflipped" in "Magic Magazine" 8/2004
2009 A Clockwork Apple 15
Jack Parker Up The Farmyard Path cards to card case, also to ring in Double Facers
Dec. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 12) 21
John Guastaferro Hofzinser Ace Vanish using transparent gaff for vanish sequence
2010 One Degree 134
Unknown Push-In Change Vanish with references
2011 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 3 69
Roberto Giobbi Intro to The Exclusive Coterie achieving the layout in a different way
Inspired by Nov. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 11) 21
David Acer Transformers three cards are chosen, they change into the four Aces with pseudo-vanish presentation, as lead-in to MacDonald's Aces
Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 46
Friedrich Roitzsch MacSwitch introduction for MacDonald Aces
2015 FFFF Lecture Notes 2015 3
Helder Guimarães Taking Out the Visual Switch switching three of four cards
Also published here Apr. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 4) 42
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Another New Four-Ace Switch, with the Deck Face Up with assembly application
2017 The Top Change 146
"Magic" Christian Stelzel A Third New Packet Switch for Ace Assemblies, with the Deck Face Down
2017 The Top Change 151
Tom Gagnon Slipping McDonald In opening sequence to switch in double facers
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 173
Tom Gagnon Dealing McDonald In using Throw Bottom Deals to ring in the double facers
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 331
Tom Gagnon Gagnon Ace Vanish with double facer
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 334
Tom Gagnon A McDonald Vanish with double facer
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 337
Helder Guimarães Non-Visual Switch switching three of four cards
Also published here 2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 53