56 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Growing & Shrinking / Diminishing Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions
1889 148
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve, and the Diminishing and Increasing Cards "dexterous card-palming supple­mented by unflinching audacity", diminishing cards as fake explanation
1890 57
Mechanical Diminishing Cards described in addition to sleight-of-hand method
1890 64
L'Homme Masqué Die Karten als Liliputaner No. 8
1895 96
L'Homme Masqué, Carl Willmann Das Verkleinerungs-Kartenspiel gaff set
Also published here Dec. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Verkleinerungskarte single card shrinks and vanishes
Related to 1896 139
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel three methods, second one by Conradi
1896 153
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on diminishing card effect, anonymous letteres
Feb. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Hugo Kramer Das Verkleinerungs-Kartenspiel
Apr. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Das Verkleinerungs-Kartenspiel
May 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel "Original-Ausführung von F. W. Conradi"
June 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Carl Braun Diminishing Cards
June 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10)
The Diminishing Card gaffed
Related to 1897 225
The Diminishing Cards gaffed, four methods
1897 270
Carl Willmann Die Vergrößerung und Verkleinerung eines Kartenspieles ungaffed à la Robert-Houdin
Feb. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Charles Bertram The Diminishing Cards gaffed set
1902 92
Charles Bertram The Diminishing Cards
1904 66
The Expanding and Diminishing Cards in several stages, vanish finale
1935 118
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans
1938 12
Audley Walsh The Assorted Cards elaborate diminishing cards routine
The Jinx (Issue 90)
The Diminishing Cards - Sleight of Hand Method
1941 48
Paul LePaul Diminishing Card Finesse with deck vanish finale
1941 51
Charlie Miller The Diminishing Cards - Mechanical Method
1941 52
Tom Sellers Easy Diminishing Cards
1943 13
Phil J. Flad, Jr. A Diminishing Card one card shrinks, back palm handling
Aug. 1944 64
Billy McComb Assorted Gaglets of the William Brand gags with, thimbles, a mouse trap, a spring snake, with ropes, hair, light bulbs, coffee beans, diminishing cards, cracking a spectator's arm, dead rat
Variations 1947 37
Enlarging and Diminishing Cards classic fan technique
Related to 1948 276
Jean Hugard Enlarging and Diminishing Cards using a stripper deck
VariationsAlso published here
  • in "Magic Mirror" November, 1911
Jan. 1950 617
Dudley Fossum Enlarging and Diminishing method to vanish deck after diminishing cards, black art well table
Inspired by Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
Milbourne Christopher, Lloyd W. Chambers The Shrinking Card with slat frame
June 1950 675
Lewis Ganson Diminishing and Expanding Cards in stages
Inspired by
  • Ganson's routine in "Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards"
1956 41
Bob Ostin Diminishing Cards - Vanish for Last Set
1968 71
Ellison Poland A Card Fanning Routine card fans, color changes, productions, diminishing cards
Variations 1969 99
Cards To Pocket Routine No. 486, ten cards, suggestion to follow with diminishing cards
1972 135
Edward G. Brown The Diminishing Cards
1973 99
Diminishing Fan
1976 67
Bob Ostin The Serendipity Card Change card is vanished and when produced it is diminished, brief
1976 ca. 4
Karrell Fox The Di-Minish Finish addition for ungaffed version
1979 105
Steve Dusheck Diminishing Deck
1980 ca. 16
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Diminishing Cards cards are changed into bill at the end
1983 14
Steve Beam The Shrink humorous patter for diminishing cards
Inspired byRelated to 1984 63
Edward Victor Diminishing Card Trick with confetti finale
1985 21
Ben Harris Frink instant shrinking fan, ungaffed
1985 126
Steve Beam, Phillip Young The Shrink II patter and routine, gaffed
Related to 1986 253
T. Page Wright The Diminishing and Enlarging Cards with credit information and historical comments, for enlarging part a stripper deck with alternating orientation is used
1991 158
Jim Steinmeyer Smaller and Smaller
  • Conjuring
Feb. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Ellison Poland, George Vaughn Boisvin A Pitchman's Spiel presentation for card fans, color changes, productions, diminishing cards
Inspired by 1994 51
Tommy Wonder The Snail's Progress static fan gets smaller visually and disappears
1996 154
Curtis Kam Shrink a Card diminishing cards in stages, miniature card removed from fan which is selection, deck grows again
1996 59
Dondrake Handling BlackArt Cards
  • Vanishing Card
  • Vanishing Jumbo Card
  • Diminishing Card
1998 9
L'Homme Masqué, Carl Willmann L'Homme Masqué's The Diminishing Deck of Cards "Arranged by Carl Willmann"
gaff set
Also published here July 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 7)
Al Baker Diminishing Cards elaborate gaffs
Related toAlso published here
  • marketed 1933
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
Pete Biro Biro's One Piece Diminishing Cards
Aug. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 8)
Wolfgang Moser Al Baker's Diminishing Cards using the "trouser-leg-servante" to dich the packets
Related to 2011 32
Carl Willmann, L'Homme Masqué La Bara Disminución del Hombre Enmascarado gaff set
Also published here 2012
El Manuscrito (Vol. 5 No. 21)
John Graham Never the Less gag diminishing cards routine, holding progressively larger card next to standard-sized fan repeatedly
2021 181