49 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Growing & Shrinking / Diminishing Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions
1889 Tricks with Cards 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 More Magic 57
Unknown Mechanical Diminishing Cards described in addition to sleight-of-hand method
1890 More Magic 64
L'Homme Masqué Die Karten als Liliputaner No. 8
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 96
L'Homme Masqué, Carl Willmann Das Verkleinerungs-Kartenspiel gaff set
Also published here Dec. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 184
Unknown Verkleinerungskarte single card shrinks and vanishes
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 139
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel three methods, second one by Conradi
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 153
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on diminishing card effect, anonymous letteres
Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 32
Hugo Kramer Das Verkleinerungs-Kartenspiel
Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 55
Unknown Das Verkleinerungs-Kartenspiel
May 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 131
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel "Original-Ausführung von F. W. Conradi"
June 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10) 145
Carl Braun Diminishing Cards
June 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10) 148
Unknown The Diminishing Card gaffed
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 225
Unknown The Diminishing Cards gaffed, four methods
1897 New Era Card Tricks 270
Carl Willmann Die Vergrößerung und Verkleinerung eines Kartenspieles ungaffed à la Robert-Houdin
Feb. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 2) 19
Charles Bertram The Diminishing Cards gaffed set
1902 The Modern Conjurer 92
Charles Bertram The Diminishing Cards
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 66
Unknown The Expanding and Diminishing Cards in several stages, vanish finale
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 118
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans
1938 Greater Magic 12
Audley Walsh The Assorted Cards elaborate diminishing cards routine
1940 The Jinx (Issue 90) 563
Unknown The Diminishing Cards - Sleight of Hand Method
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 48
Paul LePaul Diminishing Card Finesse with deck vanish finale
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 51
Charlie Miller The Diminishing Cards - Mechanical Method
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 52
Tom Sellers Easy Diminishing Cards
1943 Twenty Tricks 13
Phil J. Flad, Jr. A Diminishing Card one card shrinks, back palm handling
Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 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 The First Book of William 37
Unknown Enlarging and Diminishing Cards classic fan technique
Related to 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 276
Lewis Ganson Diminishing and Expanding Cards in stages
Inspired by
  • Ganson's routine in "Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards"
1956 Unconventional Magic 41
Bob Ostin Diminishing Cards - Vanish for Last Set
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 71
Ellison Poland A Card Fanning Routine card fans, color changes, productions, diminishing cards
Variations 1969 Wonderful Routines of Magic 99
Edward G. Brown The Diminishing Cards
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 99
Bob Ostin The Serendipity Card Change card is vanished and when produced it is diminished, brief
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 4
Karrell Fox The Di-Minish Finish addition for ungaffed version
1979 Another Book 105
Steve Dusheck Diminishing Deck
1980 ca. Lecture Notes 16
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Diminishing Cards cards are changed into bill at the end
1983 Lecture Magic 14
Steve Beam The Shrink humorous patter for diminishing cards
Inspired byRelated to 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 63
Edward Victor Diminishing Card Trick with confetti finale
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Ben Harris Frink instant shrinking fan, ungaffed
1985 Out Of His Mind! 126
Steve Beam, Phillip Young The Shrink II patter and routine, gaffed
Related to 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 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 Page Wright's Manuscript 158
Ellison Poland, George Vaughn Boisvin A Pitchman's Spiel presentation for card fans, color changes, productions, diminishing cards
Inspired by 1994 Wonderful Routines of Magic — The Second Addendum 51
Tommy Wonder The Snail's Progress static fan gets smaller visually and disappears
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 154
Curtis Kam Shrink a Card diminishing cards in stages, miniature card removed from fan which is selection, deck grows again
1996 Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam 59
Dondrake Handling BlackArt Cards
  • Vanishing Card
  • Vanishing Jumbo Card
  • Diminishing Card
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 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) 34
Al Baker Diminishing Cards elaborate gaffs
Related to 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 551
Pete Biro Biro's One Piece Diminishing Cards
Aug. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 8) 76
Wolfgang Moser Al Baker's Diminishing Cards using the "trouser-leg-servante" to dich the packets
Related to 2011 Kreationen 32
John Graham Never the Less gag diminishing cards routine, holding progressively larger card next to standard-sized fan repeatedly
2021 Stage by Stage 181