434 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Spelling / Miscellaneous / Impromptu
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Charles T. Jordan The Simplicity Speller No. 9, card selected and cut into deck, long phrase with selection spelled, spelling to twenty-sixth card
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 37
Tom Sellers An Easy Spelling Trick re-counting
1931 Sellers' Secrets 10
Ralph W. Hull (4) Spectator's Name Spells Card performer stabs reversed card in deck behind back, from that point on the spectator's name is used to spell to card
1932 "Eye-Openers" 12
Louis Lam "Alice in Wonderland" card turns over multiple times, then is spelled out
1935 Would You Believe It? 15
Unknown The New Spell spectator spells behind back, card appears reversed
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 100
Unknown The Automatic Speller no-touch, procedure heavy
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 101
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller using short card
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Theodore Annemann From Beyond the Grave spelling to dead name with blank cards
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 115
Dr. Jacob Daley, Lawrence "Larry" Grey The "Ad Lib" Spelling two cards spelled to
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 138
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Spelling a Card simple, "Lawrence Gray"
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 43
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Duplex Comedy Speller indifferent card is spelt, spectator spells his card but succeeds only in second try, "Lawrence Gray"
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 43
Victor Farelli Farelli's Impromptu Speller (Gray's Speller - Single Card) simple
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 44
Unknown Knock Out Speller simple
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 44
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Ben Erens Superlative Speller estimation to follow position, maneuvering selection to approximately 12
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Unknown You Selected the - estimation
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with eleven letters except for four exceptions, card is placed at position eleven by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Impromptu Speller system for spelling every card with thirteen letters
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Peculiarities of the Pasteboards three selections, one spelt to, one appears on top, one reversed
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 48
Jean Hugard The New Spell card is spelt out and appears reversed at correct position
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Mihlon Clayton The Automatic Speller three piles are formed and reassembled to place selection at twelve
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
U. F. Grant Spellino spectator's name is spelt
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 50
U. F. Grant Spellino Climax performer names a card and spells it, repeated
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
Howard Albright Howard's Simplex Speller
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
Unknown U Spell Your Card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 52
Unknown An Easy Speller
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 52
Unknown Lazybones short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
J. C. Cannel The Spelling Bee three spectators choose four cards each and choose of one of them, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 66
Unknown The Quartette four cards chosen and spelled out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
Unknown The Shuffled Speller stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 275
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 209
Unknown A Mental Discovery - Second Method by spelling spectator's name
1938 Greater Magic 229
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Impromptu Method with Ordinary Cards "Lawrence Gray"
1938 Greater Magic 309
Martin Gardner Preposterous
Variations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 268
Martin Gardner Newspell
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 272
Martin Gardner The ----- of -- Trick
Inspired by 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 323
Theodore Annemann Jordan Plus Gardiner Gardner
Inspired by 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 326
Unknown Another Spell three cards
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 29
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature three random names are spelled, selection found, automatic placement procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 450
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location get-ready trick to get key in center, spelling
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 397
Unknown It Must Be Magic spelling
1940 Expert Card Technique 382
Edward Marlo Marlo's Rosini card glimpsed, no break, deck cut and card spelled to, deck crimp during spectator's peek
1940 Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 10
Kent Arthur Eerie Cards using eight cards, card finally spelled to
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 615
Herb Runge Pick Up
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Martin Gardner Double Climax Speller performer spells to wrong card which is there, then spectator to right card which is reversed
Related to 1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 10
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Stripper Spell
1941 The Stripper Deck 22
The Great Merlini Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocket
Also published here 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 758
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Error wrong card is spelled out and finds selection
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 144) 809
Bruce Elliott The Back Room credit information on the speller
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 82
Jean Hugard My Name's Magic selection by spectator spelling his name, revelation by spelling performer's name
1943 Tricks and Sleights 18
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 41
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect
Variations 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 58
Harrison Give A Number featuring weird throw switch, mention of Svengali deck method
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 62
Dr. Jacob Daley "Ad Lib" Spelling two cards spelled to
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 62
Martin Gardner Preposterous
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 63
Martin Gardner Newspell
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 65
Theodore Annemann Jordan Plus Gardner
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 66
Dr. A. Heller The Heller Speller
Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 65
Jean Hugard The Best Impromptu Spelling Trick
Nov. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 6) 80
Edward Marlo Just Another Miracle distant daubed key card
1945 Tricks with Daub 5
Jerry Sorensen That's the Way They're Done four cards are found, one with Martin Gardner's "Lie Detector Test"
1945 My Best 33
Royal Vale Heath One In Millions! interesting
1945 My Best 138
Edouard Cartier Cartier's Card Reversal and Spelling selection vanishes and appears reversed when spelled to
Sep. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 151
Arthur H. Buckley Charlier Location and Speller Experiment No. 7 - cutting at the same position as a spectator and spelling application
1946 Card Control 157
Frank Csuri A Spelling Change wrong card spelled to, changes into selection
1946 At the Table Tricks 13
Tommy Dowd, Neal Elias, Bert Fenn We Both Spell
Inspired by 1946 At the Table Tricks 19
Warren Wiersbe Fantispell card and its position remembered, selection later spelled out
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 20
Herb Runge Face Down several times a card is selected and found, spelling, stopped at and with "next card I turn over, will be your card" gag
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 451
Richard F. McKinney Spelling Trick Formula
Inspired by Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 186
Unknown Gray's Spelling Trick
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 63
Unknown Double Speller
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 163
Unknown Spellbound
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 181
Richard Himber Name Cards strange spelling effect
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 91
Bill Simon Simpl-Speller
1949 Controlled Miracles 7
Eddie Joseph Mail Mentalism trick performed as mailed instructions or over phone, spectator takes all odd cards, adds top and bottom value, counts down to card in rest, eventually located with spelling and dealing
1949 Mail Mentalism 1
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature No. 34, Spelling trick with names
Also published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 62
Oscar Weigle Personification No. 75, Spell spectator's name to find selection
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 137
Eddie Joseph Over the Wire spelling of spectator's name to locate card
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 10
Al Leech Wild Deuces deuces lost and found (Last Word on Card, 1952)
1952/2004 A Last Look at Leech 21
Al Leech Easy Does It (Last Word on Card, 1952)
1952/2004 A Last Look at Leech 26
Edward Marlo Spelling Selected Cards
1953 The Cardician 76
Edward Marlo The Nail Gauge Spell
1953 The Cardician 77
R. M. Jamison Yogi Tells one from four, card is spelled to
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1113
Stewart James Spelling Location two selection, one is found by spelling first card
1954 The Nullificator 4
Unknown Two-Pile Location Card selected via some dealing into two piles. Later will spell THIS IS THE CARD I SELECTED to find the card
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 22
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling
Related to 1958 The Close-Up Magician 30
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Speller
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Edward Marlo C. Spelling out an Unknown Card second deal
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 137
Al Leech Name Speller
1959 Cardmanship 8
Lawrence "Larry" Grey, Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 2 simple spelling, first to "random" card, then selection, "Lawrence Gray"
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Howard Albright Albrights Duplex Spelling Trick
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 148
Edward Marlo Mechanical Estimation Effects as a location or spelling effect
1962 Estimation 10
Edward Marlo 15-K-11 Speller fingertip peeked at card is spelled to, estimation and key card
1962 Estimation 47
Harry Lorayne Simple Spelling Routine in the Afterthoughts
1962 Close-up Card Magic 193
North Bigbee Simpel Spell
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 371) 312
Roger Klause Matched Spellout
Related toVariations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 17
Harry Lorayne Spellbinder any selection is spelled to
1967 Deck-Sterity 17
Dai Vernon The Name Is...? four of a kind matching selection shows up
Related to 1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 1
Paul Swinford Faro Spell shuffled deck, but CCCC
1968 Faro Fantasy 59
Ken Krenzel Ken's Immediate Spell card vanishes from top and is spelled to
Variations 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 155
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Unknown" Speller three methods, stack and almost no stack, see also page 162 for note by Ackerman
1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 58
Jules Lenier Decision randomly selected card helps finding second selection, sixteenth card principle
Inspired byRelated to Feb. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 239
Ken Krenzel Tele-Spell via telephone, see also p. 246 & p. 270 for reference
Inspired by Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 247
Eddie Joseph A Person to Person Call spectator choses card via cutting of packets and counting, it is located over phone
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 48
John Hamilton Eyes of the Gods two spectators with half the deck each chose a card, spectators deal through deck and performer announces first card, second card spelled to
Related toVariations Aug. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 351
Dai Vernon The IBM Card "deck as computer", ten-card packet
Related to Dec. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 385
Sid Fleischman The Mind Boggler spelling and named number, glide
1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 5) 23
Karl Fulves Impromptu ESP multiple out spelling location with small packet, for correction of procedure see reference
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers 11
Karl Fulves, Milton Kort Important! correction
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 19
Derek Dingle Applications - 1. of Side-Steal Placement, simple spelling trick
1972 Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2)) 134
Roy Walton Simple Math pseudo math presentation to spell to selection which also reversed itself
May 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 517
Brother John Hamman Chinese Miracle location of two cards and their four-of-a-kind via spelling, rest of deck sorted into four-of-a-kind groups, impromptu, see also p. 684
Related toAlso published here Summer 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 543
Karl Fulves Sum Spell performer and spectator write numbers on each side of a business card, those numbers are later spelled (!) to find a selection
Related to Nov. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 571
Roger Pierre What in the World!
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 47) 231
Jimmy Connor Tap-A-Card mental spelling as performer taps on random card, selection at final letter
1972 The Living End 11
James G. Thompson Jr. Number Spell-Out
1972 The Living End 112
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Spelling a Card as "Gray"
Also published here 1972 The Living End 113
Unknown Spectator's Name Spell
1972 The Living End 115
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Murder Mystery with Cards
1972 The Living End 127
Clayton Rawson Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocket
Also published here 1972 The Living End 134
Frank Garcia Speller Transition one selection, small packet spell, aces turn up
Variations 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 110
Ben Christopher Spello sentence spelled to arrive at selected card, featuring simple placement
Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Jerry K. Hartman Cross-Spell Spectator and magician finds each other's cards via spelling
1973 Means & Ends 36
Gene Finnell Speller two selections, when spelled after some dealing and Klondike shuffling the selections spell out the other's card
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 17
Edward Marlo A Three Packet Estimation multiple card control via estimation, spelling application mentioned
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 238
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning
1974 Card Cavalcade II 171
Jerry Mentzer Cull Speller
1974 Card Cavalcade II 173
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 5
Dr. Barlow Wagman Tele-Phoney card found by spelling a word, person phoned for getting a word
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 103) 513
Karl Fulves Spellblind using Stevens Control, estimation speller
1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 107
Michael Skinner Francis Carlyle's Ghost
Variations 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Roy Walton Past Help four cards are found by spelling the names of four famous magician

1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 170
Roy Walton The "Thing er me Jig" Trick cards are spelled with words "remember" and "forget"
Variations 1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 2
Roger Smith Stop - A Mental Spell spectator thinks stop during spelling
1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 1
Jon Racherbaumer Double Speller
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 114
Eddie Fields Cool Spell Spectator spells the name of any woman they know, selected card is found at the end of spelling
Variations 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 12
Nick Trost What's in a Name? Spell spectator's name to locate card
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 7
Unknown Spello No. 3, prediction phrase is spelled
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 6
Larry Jennings Tally-Ho Spell for Tally-Ho cards
1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 26
Edward Marlo The Direct Spell spelling cards from a shuffled deck
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 47
Edward Marlo Mental Power #2 card and position are thought of but named
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 56
Edward Marlo Shuffles and Spells spelling cards from a shuffled deck, various approaches
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 48
Edward Marlo "Sophisticated Spellino" spelling specific cards from a shuffled deck
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 50
Edward Marlo Under a Spell spelling cards from a shuffled deck with think a card kicker
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 43
Unknown Cull Speller
1977 Card Cavalcade Four 58
Jim Ryan Jim's Quick Spell
Also published here 1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 11
Harry Lorayne, Bert Allerton Triple-Climax Speller two cards spelled to, second card shows up reversed
Related to 1977 The Magic Book 122
Harry Lorayne It's Impossible! automatic placement, position of card predicted, or other ideas:
  • Spell a Name
  • Lie Detector
  • Think Stop
1977 The Magic Book 146
Karl Fulves, Al Baker The Yogi Knows card and its position remembered, spelling a phrase to locate it
1977 The Magic Book 65
Ken Krenzel The Block-Cover Pass Immediate Spell
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 218
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Spell mechanical second
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 117
Christian Scherer ABC spelling to a named card by performer and to selection
1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 10
Christian Scherer Die Allwissende Kreuz Vier two card location, locator card counted and spelled out
1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 61
Christian Scherer Hier ist meine Karte faro principle 18/35, card spelled to
1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 76
Unknown Die Buchstabierte Karte
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 50
Unknown Namen-Buchstabieren card is found when spectator's name is spelled
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 70
Doug Edwards The Royal Finale card is found by spelling a random card, royal flush is produced as a kicker
1978 Cardmania 12
David Britland Synthetic Spell
1978 The Talon (Issue 2) 22
Unknown Speller Trick direct
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 90
Harry Lorayne One-Hand Second-Deal Speller used as spelling effect
1979 Quantum Leaps 218
Michael Skinner The Miracle Speller
1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 11
Romaine, Tony Kardyro Double Kicker card is found reversed at spelling position via push-through failure
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 27
Roger Crosthwaite Skating On Ice invisible dice presentation, based on an idea by Jon Racherbaumer in "Sticks and Stones, a leaflet for the left hand." No. 7
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 926
Howard A. Adams Dealflipdropcut small packet tricks, featuring a false mixing process
  • The Principle
  • Spellflipdropcut
  • ESP Test
  • The Others Principle
  • Sequence
VariationsAlso published here 1980 OICUFESP (Issue 6 - the GHOST of esp card & mental miracles) 15
Derek Dingle Applications 1. of Side Steal Placement
1981 Side Steal 38
David Solomon Swindle Speller ace of spades is spelled to and locates thought-of card (thought of at mental number)
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 69
Jim Ryan Quick Spell
Related toAlso published here 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Entertaining Card Quickies 5
Allan Slaight Fourth Down spelling to "THE KING OF HEARTS" into four packets, a King on each pile except one which has an indicator card to find last king, credit information
Related toVariations 1981 Octet 32
Derek Dingle Any Card Speller featuring Side Steal Placement
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 104
Jon Racherbaumer Reflex Spell selection by cutting off a number of cards and remembering card at that position, automatic placement
1982 Best of Friends 356
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement, impossible is spelled
Related toAlso published here 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 5
David Britland Christian card at position vanishes and appears when spectator's name is spelled
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Name Spelling" in "Fingertip Fantasies"
  • "What's in a Name?" in Garcia and Schindler's "Magic with Cards"
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 13) 248
David Britland Small Prophet selection is found by placing a coin on a car, two-way out, with four Aces climax or by spelling Ace
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 17
Edward Marlo False Count Spell two unknown Cards are spelled to
1983 Marlo without Tears 60
Tom Mullica Under my Spell spelling to four selections
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 71
David Hambly Magic by David Hambly The 7 Card Spell
selection found by spelling a sentence and always eliminating card until one is left
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 427
Edward Marlo Infallible Estimation Spell fingertip peek and cut, selection spelled to
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 236
Edward Marlo Taking a Chance spelled to any named card, percentage effect
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 242
Brother John Hamman The Phoenix Four four selections vanish, are named and reappear face up via spelling
Variations 1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 16
Edward Marlo Mental Spelling Effect selected card not known by performer is spelled out
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 232
Stephen Tucker The Incomplete Deck behind his back, aspectator puts a card reversed in the middle of the deck, this card is spelled and the selection is found
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1221
Andrew Galloway Vernon's Indicator card is reversed in the deck, an other card is selected and found with the aid of the first one, based on Dai Vernon's "Infallible Indicator" from "Hugard's Magic Monthly 7/1946"
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1258
Sid Lorraine Old Spell - New Twist "This is your card" is spelled to find selection, these words are also found printed on card, duplicate
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 34
Unknown The Seven-Up Mystery No. 6, "Seven Up" is spelled so a selection in a small packet shows up
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 8
Frederick Braue Item spelling almost any card with eleven letters
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Unknown Spell it Out
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 22
Unknown Routine routine outline:
  • Surprise Spell
  • Card turns over
  • Ambitious
  • Rub a Dub Dub
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 18
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement
Also published here 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 44
Larry Jennings "Can't Be Done" "IMPOSSIBLE"
Also published here Jan. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1155
Philip T. Goldstein Universal Speller card chosen by spelling any word
1986 Amperthand 5
Paul Swinford Tap-a-Thought one of six cards thought of, value spelled to find it
1986 The Cyberdeck 25
Dai Vernon Spellout with a Hitch four-of-a-kind kicker
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 160
Karl Fulves Square Out lost card is spelled to, "Riffle Shuffle Control"
Related to 1987 Covenant 18
Edward Marlo, U. F. Grant Grant's Lost Card Trick spelling principle to divine any thought of card
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 299
Jerry Sadowitz Jack Hodes peeked at card is more or less spelled to
Variations 1989 Cards on the Table 8
Brother John Hamman Phoenix Four four selections vanish, are named and reappear face up via spelling
Related to 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 202
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That #1: 2 card location with spelling
#2: 2 card location with down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James)
Related to
1989 Prototype 37
Ken Krenzel A Spelling Trick card visibly vanishes from top and reappears at spelling position
1990 Close-up Impact! 184
Edward Marlo No Adjustment Spell with unknown card
1990 That's It 19
Simon Aronson Under Her Spell Queens vanish from their packets, named Queen spelled out, other Queens produced as well
1990 The Aronson Approach 3
Simon Aronson Self Control spectator cuts off pile and counts, remembers card at same position in rest while reverse-counting them, assembles everything, different revelations suggested
1990 The Aronson Approach 24
Alex Elmsley The Clock Runs Down automatic placement
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 376
Edward Marlo The Olram Poke three methods inspired by Ginsburg Poke
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method - "Estimation Poke" (spelling)
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 9) 5
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 40) 733
Karl Fulves Legal Tender card found by spelling words on dollar bill
1992 Deceptive Practices 65
William P. Miesel Right Here Is Your Card revelation of a selected card by spelling Your Card Is Right Here and forming na arrow with the packets
Inspired byVariations 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 43) 772
Frederick Braue Discoveries - The Speller chapter intro
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 21
Paul Rosini The Quick Spell
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 21
Martin Gardner Double Speller "Surprise Spelling", credited to Gardner
Related to 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 22
Verall Wass Spelling Calculation spelling system, from 1953
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 24
Peter Duffie Variation "or Savings" two cards found by using the value and spelling the name of the performer's lucky card (Seven of Diamonds)
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 Profile (Issue 8) 4
Wayne Kyzer Raw Deal card is found by spelling different characteristics of the selection
Inspired by 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 19
Tom Craven The Custom Card Trick card is found and spelled to at impossible conditions, possible over phone
Inspired by 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 24
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 26
Mel Stover A Casbah Cavort spelling location with small packet and story presentation
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 3
Roy Walton The Fixer eighteen-card packet mixed face-up/face-down, bottom card noted, spelling procedure, card found
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation)
Variations
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 39
Dai Vernon, John Murray, Jerry Mentzer One Hand Bottom - Applications
1993 Card File 227
Peter Duffie The Magic Shuffle three selections in fifteen-card packet
1993 Card Selection 12
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected card
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 13
Alex Elmsley Spell by the Numbers automatic placement
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 349
T. Nelson Downs Center Deal Speller three peeked at cards are immediately spelled to
1994 More Greater Magic 1081
Paul Rosini Paul Rosini's Spelling Trick free selection is spelled to
1994 More Greater Magic 1203
John Northern Hilliard, Paul Rosini The John Northern Hilliard Routine for this Trick free selection is spelled to
1994 More Greater Magic 1204
Ben Erens Ben Eren's Spelling Trick
1994 More Greater Magic 1226
Sid Lorraine A Percentage Trick
1994 More Greater Magic 1227
Howard Albright Card Spelling Trick
1994 More Greater Magic 1227
Sam Schwartz Sam's Spell name spelled and card at that position remembered, later found, also number would work
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 108
Jon Racherbaumer Eddie Marlo Lives! card chosen with mathematical procedure, packets counted and digits added, selection found by spelling the trick's title, faro
Inspired by 1994 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 4) 13
Richard Vollmer Mystical Countdown Follow-Up
Feb. 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 2) 2468
Tom Daugherty Cardreation packet thing
June 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 6) 2511
Peter Duffie A Great Deal of Thought overhand shuffle placement
Inspired by
  • trick in "Imagine" (Duffie)
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 110
R. Paul Wilson Hailstones (CD) spelling with repeat
Also published here 1995 The Little Black Book 9
Martin Gardner The Pyramid Spell using some pyramid layout on the table, two versions
1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 198
Karl Fulves The Almanac Deck No. 7, talking about twelve months, fifty-two weeks, and so on, card spelled to in the end with phrase "daylight saving"
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 12
Unknown This Is Not the Card No. 21, phrase spelled to find selection, three piles
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 38
Karl Fulves The Wizard of Odds No. 31, nine cards used for "three-card poker", hand with Ace of Spades wins, includes spelling of names, inspired by the Copperfield/Steinmeyer television trick
Related to 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 55
John Scarne, Karl Fulves Spell Purple No. 42, red or black spelled and a card of that color comes up, finished with purple and purple is written on the card, or it is inked in purple
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 82
Karrell Fox Your Card Is... spelling YOURCARDIS
1995 Much Ado About Something 35
Karl Fulves What's in a Name? No. 8, name is spelled in eleven-card packet and last card turned over, repeated until one card remains, it is the only odd-colored one
Related to 1995 Easy Magic 10
R. Paul Wilson Hailstones (CD) spelling with repeat
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 Chaos Theories 30
Paul Harris Backlash card signed on both sides, spelled to, put in pocket, travels back, one signature changes into performer's name
Variations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue New Stuff) 29
Karl Fulves Well Spelt impromptu speller, performer cuts off a packet and spells a card, it's the last card
1996 Blocking Off 98
Karl Fulves Spell Re-Tell two cards spelled to from shuffled deck
1996 Blocking Off 99
Harry Riser The Instant Speller spelling to a selection from shuffled deck
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 30
Peter Duffie Simplaces using Henry Christ force
1996 Method in Effect 12
Alan H. Jackson Mathematically Improved
Nov. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 11) 2866
Larry Jennings LJ's Instant Spell with reversal
Inspired by 1997 Jennings '67 153
Richard Vollmer Spell All spelling all values and thus arriving at selection
Variations June 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2805
Nick Trost What's In A Name? Spell spectator's name to locate card (credit info for plot origin)
Related toAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 153
Peter Duffie Spell Or Deal, It's Up to You! Spectator thinks of any card in packet, magician divines it, then choose to either down/under deal to it or spell to it.
1997 Effortless Card Magic 118
Peter Duffie Settling the Score Long spelling trick, impromptu and hands off
1997 Effortless Card Magic 121
Frederick Braue, John Northern Hilliard The Triple Mystery three cards selected, first at named number up to ten, stop trick with second, last card spelled out
Inspired by
  • "The Triple Mystery" (John Northern Hilliard, Magical Bulletin, June 1924)
Related to
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 11
Marty Kane Spelling Foretelling card spelled, suit packet
  • Packet Mode - Face Up
  • Dealing Mode
  • Mixed Modular Version
  • The Pause that Refreshes
  • Telephone Version
Variations 1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 66) 1321
Marty Kane Part Two - Using 5 Target Cards clock layout
  • Black Modular Mode
  • Red Modular Mode
  • Compass-Direction Version
1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 66) 1324
Bob Brown Bob Brown's Addition a follow-up phase, spelling comedy phrases
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Magical Miscellany II" (Bob Brown, 1995)
1997 Solomon's Mind 22
Peter Duffie Four to the Fore card spelled to, spelling piles reveal four-of-a-kind
1997 N.D.E. — A Near Deck Experience 3
Jerry Sadowitz Spell of the Joker "joker" is spelled four times, an Ace appears every time, impromptu, riffle cull
1997/98 Thanks To Zarrow 24
Joshua Jay Combined Interests combining prediction, spelling, card to pocket, transformation, ace production
1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 150
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Immediate Spell with the Versatile Spread Control
Also published here 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1374
Harry Levine The Illegitimate Location with lots of flourish cuts, spelling this is not your card but this is
Inspired by 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1437
Roy Walton Magic Trick two cards chosen by spelling MAGIC and TRICK, then found by spell-counting to a card
1998 Underworld (Issue 7) 89
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 2 card location over phone
Inspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
1998 Deck Direct 10
Peter Duffie Bilocation two cards found by using the value and spelling the name of the performer's lucky card (Seven of Diamonds)
Also published here 1998 Deck Direct 13
Toby Wessel Wessel's Aces shuffled deck, four aces are found through various procedures, stop, pop out, transformation and spelling of spectator's name
1999 Impressing Jodie Foster 8
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Casting a Spell spelling to an ESP card
1999 Entertaining ESP 6
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Square Speller spelling to an ESP card
1999 Entertaining ESP 7
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Psychic Sign card is found by spelling "Psychic Sign"
1999 Entertaining ESP 15
Eugene Burger Easy Spelling
2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 183
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling two cards spelled to, second card shows up reversed
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 1040
Howard A. Adams Change In Mind six cards torn in half, dealt for three players, top cards removed and coins placed on top, rest in one pile, coin values spelled to arrive at mates, Ramasee Principle
Also published here
  • Mindespa Vol. 6 (1992)
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 76
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Five Card Stud chosen card is located by the use of a down-under deal and by spelling the locator card
Inspired by
  • Gene Castillon's " Computer Telephone Mystery" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1999.
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 27
Steve Beam Up & Over the Down & Under two ways
  • Up & Over
  • Lucky Card
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 33
Steve Beam Pile Driver card is found by spelling
Also published here 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 58
Marty Kane Symmetrick two suits in order, two cards are spelled, two spectators end up on same value
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 97
Doug Canning Name It spectator cuts off some card and goes through procedure of spelling
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 99
Peter Duffie The Detective card chosen in twelve-card packet with dealing procedure, located by spelling a name
2000 New Inspirations 3
Chan Canasta Name Spelling name is spelled and on last card, selection is found, brief
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 94
Chan Canasta Three Card Coincidence and Spelling Trick brief report of a Canasta trick, coincidence and spelling combined
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 95
Simon Aronson Spell It Out Spelling random card to find actual selection
2001 Try the Impossible 136
Simon Aronson Dizzy Spell Impromptu version of Breathing Spell
2001 Try the Impossible 167
Simon Aronson Queens and Kings Another variation of Breathing Spell
2001 Try the Impossible 169
Karl Fulves Spellathon 3x4 card layout on table, card selected via instructions and spelled to in rest of deck to find selected card
2001 Hex Squared 73
Karl Fulves, Frank Garcia King Quartet No. 24, card found by spelling "King" multiple times, kings show up as finale
Inspired byVariations 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 39
Unknown Zodiac Spell No. 42, card found by spelling "zodiac", placement with distant key card
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 61
Unknown Your Card Is Red No. 64, red cards removed and a card chosen and then spelled to
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Martin Gardner, Howard A. Adams Make the Cards Match No. 88, five cards matched with other five cards
Related to
  • "Packeten One" (Howard A. Adams, "O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P" Vol. 9)
Variations
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 130
Karl Fulves Sherlock's Card No. 6, multiple out spelling to locate selection
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 13
David Malek Do Another One top card used to count down, arrived-at card also, and so on, until eventually selection is found
2001 Rebel without a Pause 45
Harry Lorayne The Unique Peek Marlo's Incomplete-Faro Control, controlling to twenty-seventh position, spelling application
2001 Personal Collection 169
Harry Lorayne Spelling Instructions spelling a long sentence through deck, selection is actually in pocket
Inspired by 2001 Personal Collection 361
Harry Lorayne A Spell of Whether spectator cuts deck in four piles, counts one and remembers card at that position after adding digits, later spelled to, faro
2001 Personal Collection 395
Harry Lorayne Divide For A Spell using deal jog to set up for spelling
Related to 2001 Personal Collection 591
Cardini Spring Break holding break while springing, spelling trick application
Related to
  • "Spring Peek" (Joseph K. Schmidt, Discoverie #4)
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 127
Peter Duffie Miracle or Impossible Revisited selection found by spelling to some predetermined words
Inspired by
  • "Miracle or Impossible" (Arun Bonerjee, Billet No. 348, July/Aug. 2000)
2001 Cards By All Means 6
Steve Beam Phony Card Trick card is found by spelling word, over phone
Also published here 2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 47
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Related toVariations 2002 Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deck
Variations 2002 Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer The King Mystery spelling values to arrive at King, Kruskal
2002 Impuzzibilities 14
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Empathy two cards chosen, located with spelling
2002 Ahead of the Pack 82
Jack Avis Letters for Stewart performer taps pencil on cards in spread while spectator spells selected card, ends on selection
2002 Ahead of the Pack 92