61 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transformation / Single Card / Picking Off the Pip
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Die Vermehrung der Points Three of Diamonds, point number changes multiple time to Five, Ace, Nine, then blank, using sleight-of-hand as well as multi-pip card and powdered pips
Nov. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 12)
188
Jack Merlin Rubbing Off the Spot and Showing Where it Goes picking off the pip
VariationsAlso published here 1927/28 7
Jack Merlin Paint Brush Card picking off the pip type, Two, Three, Four and Five of Spades
Also published here 1937 341
False Pip Change one pip is snapped off
1941/27 290
The Phantom Pip picking up the pip... and putting it back on
1942/27 172
Jimmy Grippo The Grippo Grab picking off the pip with sucker element
1949 18
Dai Vernon The Peregrinating Pip pip is transfered from Five to Two
Related toAlso published here 1950 457
Al Leech Spot Remover picking off the pip
Related to 1952 28
Najaros Un tour de carte: Le point de pique qui passe d'une carte sur une autre! picking of the pip type, Five changes to a Four and Two two a Three
1956
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 17 No. 1)
410
Dai Vernon "Pick Off Pip" picking
Related toVariations 1957 101
P. Howard Lyons Stripper Trick picking-off-the-pip ends with cards from "wolf pack" (erotic images) with line "Now I'll take everything off"
Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
19
Dai Vernon "Picking off the Pip"
Related toVariations 1959 47
Edward Marlo Rub Away Spots Four of Clubs to Three to Two to Ace, then optionally blank
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Variations Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
2
Harry G. Franke Three Ways Out Six to Nine change, moving pips from card to card, "The Vanishing Lady" Tunnel-like transformation (from Hugard's Magic Monthly, August 1952, p. 965)
1969 14
Bob Paul Pips Quick climax for picking of the pips, lots of pips fall from deck
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
74
Dai Vernon Vernon's Handling Of Merlin's Color Change No. 7, picking off the pip type with Two through Five of Spades
Inspired by 1972 7
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Color Change Side Steal No. 226, picking off the pip change as cover for next bottom palm
1972 56
Mickey MacDougall Mickey McDougall Effects - 1) Color change with spot left in hand No. 400-1, Five changes to Four, card detected in performer's hand is Ace
1972 109
Karl Fulves Snap Out one pip snaps out of card and falls off, leaving a hole
1973 38
Allan Ackerman Easy Off Pips at the end the card is blank and vanishes, gaffed
Inspired by 1978 13
Christian Scherer Visuelle Verwandlung picking off the pip
1982 137
Geoffrey Latta Heartless picking off the pip with a real little heart
Variations June 1983
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 10)
84
Michael Ammar, Adam Fleischer, Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez Spot Remover using a coin, placed on center pip, card changes
Variations 1983 49
Steve Beam Pip Picker picking off the pip, convincer and diamond produced as a climax, see also p. 67
Inspired by 1984 40
Geoffrey Latta, Jamy Ian Swiss Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
VariationsAlso published here 1985 104
Nick Pudar Pips Queek Five of Clubs to Four of Clubs by removing the center pip, then four pips fall off leaving holes
1985 245
Michael Louis Easy Pickings
Inspired by 1985 247
Amusing Color Change picking-off-a-pip dynamics (1937)
Related to 1985 9
Mark Vincent Sessions with Mark Vincent center pip is really picked off
Inspired by 1986
Gimmick (Issue 2)
17
Louis Falanga Pip off picking off pip
Dec. 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 12)
1439
Stephen Tucker Aces from the Fore pip is removed from card and thrown on table where it appears as an Ace, repeated
1987 8
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 1987 38
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 1990 9
John Carney Transplant picking off the pip, moving pip to other card
Inspired byVariations 1991 190
John Carney Slick Pip a Two transforms into a Three in reverse "picking off the pip" style
1991 194
Harry Levine The Juicer picking off the pip, Four, Three, Two to Ace, hurricane change
Inspired by 1992 755
Edward Marlo Marlo's Rub Away Spots Four to Three to Two to Ace
Inspired by June 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 4)
33
Ray Kosby Smudge case as vacuum cleaner for picking-off-a-pip, Ace in case then
1994 9
Edward Marlo Picking Off the Pip
1995
Facsimile (Issue 3 (Marlophile 1))
11
Thomas Fraps Spot Remover Variation card is printed, pips stick on card when brushed with one-handed fan
Inspired by 1995 2
Paul Cummins Pips!
1996 30
David Regal Pipped Off Knock off the pips of the Ten of Diamonds to get a blank card
1999 126
Edward Marlo Latest Rubaway Spots
Inspired by 1999 108
David Acer The Acer File
  • Changes
pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
  • Part 1: Transformation
  • Part 2: Fusion
  • Part 3: Fission
Also published here July/Aug. 1999
The Magic Menu (Vol. 9 No. 54)
629
David Acer Fission, Fusion, Confusion pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
Also published here Nov. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 3)
85
Doug Conn Transplanted picking off the pip, moving pip to other card, Two and Five thus become Four and Three
Inspired by Dec. 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 7)
7
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Pick-Off Pip Ace visually taken off a Three to leave Two behind via snap change
Apr. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 4)
30
David Acer Changes pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
Inspired byAlso published here 2004 21
Frank Truong One Less center pip of a Three picked up with a Joker, leaving behind a Two and a pip drawn on the back of the Joker
Also published here Feb. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 6)
72
Jason Alford Four Change Four changes to Three, to Two, then Ace
Inspired by 2004 24
Tyler Wilson Release The Chocolate Hostage Four of Hearts with spectator's signature changes into Six of Hearts, picking-off-the-pip procedure
Also published here 2005 32
Tyler Wilson Release the Chocolate Hostage Four of Hearts with spectator's signature changes into Six of Hearts, picking-off-the-pip procedure
Also published here 2006 51
David Acer Changes pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
Also published here 2011 129
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 2011 6
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Picking Off the Pip Finesse
2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 13)
232
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 2016 19
Asi Wind Make No Mistake two cards chosen, performer finds two close cards, transferring a pip makes both cards the selections
2018 97
Edward Marlo Addition and Subtraction center pip of a Five vanishes to make a Four, Ace shows up and back and forth blendo type sequences
2021
Output (Issue 19)
22
Dai Vernon Vernon's "Pick Off Pip" picking, from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
Related to 2022 102
Frank Truong One Less center pip of a Three picked up with a Joker, leaving behind a Two and a pip drawn on the back of the Joker
Also published here 2022 269
Kyle MacNeill There's Always A Catch two selections, one found with 3-Card Catch, other one by picking off a pip and thus producing an Ace
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Apr. 2013
2022 1200