28 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Shell
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Hollow Deck Shell to produce coins, see also page 194 for other model
1889 193
Hollow Deck Shell for handkerchief
1889 195
A Pack of Cards Transformed into a Handkerchief, and vice versa handkerchief and cards in leather case change places
1890 231
Hollow Deck Shell
1890 232
Changement mehrerer Münzen mit einem Kartenspiel No. 5, deck changes place with three coins, both covered with paper boxes, two deck shells
1895 92
Ein Tuch verwandelt sich in ein Kartenspiel silk to deck of cards
1896 159
Das sich in Blumen verwandelnde Kartenspiel deck to spring flower bouquet
1896 172
Karten-Etui deck placed in a case vanishes or transforms into silk, etc.
1896 201
Einfacher Kartensteiger deck shell
1896 207
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XIV. Telepathie
  • 1. Die Geisterschrift (slates, multiple versions, total of chosen number appears)
  • 2. Die Fernschrift (message appears on paper sealed in envelope, remote writing)
  • 3. Die Rosenverwandlung (rose changes from red to white, red writing appears on paper)
  • 4. Das spiritistische Kartenspiel (deck appears under box and vanishes again, hollow card deck imitation)
1903 146
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XVI. Trifolium
  • 1. Das verwandelte Kartenspiel (deck changes to silk, shell placed in shell)
  • 2. Das Tuch in der Kerzenflamme (silk appears in flame of a candle)
  • 3. Das plötzlich erscheinende Seidentuch (silk appears)
  • 4. Seidentüchlein auf Reisen (silk vanishes and appears knotted between two others, with glass tube)
  • 5. Die magischen Knoten (knotted silks unknot)
1903 164
Stanley Collins Deck Switch with case, shell
1920 29
Edward Bagshawe Perambulating Pasteboards hat covered with handkerchief, cased deck put in container, it vanishes from there (black shell), cards removed from hat in string, case also in hat
1924 32
Capt. J.E. Stone VI. Using a Prepared Cardcase deck shell
1938 208
Robert Parrish Okito Box Deck Switch openly placing bottomless box (quasi a deck shell) from deck to another deck (see Blizzard Switch)
1939 35
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Vanishing Deck deck placed in metal box, silk vanished, deck vanished except selection and silk in box too
Winter 1969
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio)
Jochen Zmeck Karte-Tuch-Geldschein card torn up and put in silk, another silk vanishes, deck put in case, deck vanishes and silk and restored card are found in case, in silk is bill instead of pieces of torn card
Variations 1977 14
The Deck of Cards to Handkerchief Effect inside wooden box
1978/76 100
Peter Kane The Nudest Nudist Deck with card case transformation kicker
  • Printing the Card Case
1982 130
Mike Bornstein The M.B. Vanishing Deck with card case shell
1982 53
Deck Shell
May 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 5)
Deck Shell
Summer 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. Summer Extra)
Simon Lovell Crispy Spectator cuts deck, produces pile of potato crisps. Bag of crisps is opened to find selected card.
Inspired by
  • "The Searcher" (Bob Ostin, Magic Mag, vol. 1, no. 3)
1989 21
Bob Driebeek Aenigmas Vollkommenes Wunder signed card from blue deck transposes with same card from red deck
Also published here
  • Bob Driebeek's "The Perfect Miracle" in "The Gen" July, 1958. P. 77.
1996 71
Bob Driebeek Aenigmas Vollkommen(er)es Wunder signed card from blue deck transposes with same card from red deck, variation
1996 84
Barry Price Price's Protean Pack whole deck shrinks to miniature deck (with rise-rise-rise) as ending of a torn/restored routine, hollowed-out solid deck of cards
2000 46
Christopher Faria New Wave Tidal Wave impromptu brainwave, one deck used as two decks, deck peeked in blue deck which is cased and pocketed, red deck taken out and selection shown reversed
Inspired by July/Aug. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Karl Fulves Loco-Motion follow-up for "Auto Kinetic", toy car replaced in card case, then full deck removed from it, case balances on edge of one-handed fan, signed card to case
Inspired by 2006
Prolix (Issue 1)