1,333 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities
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Unknown The Cards Revealed by the Looking-Glass joke Modern Magic 53
Unknown To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure deck dealt in four piles and suits separated, taught to audience and they fail or succeedRelated to Modern Magic 66
Unknown The Shower of Aces deck changes into all Aces Modern Magic 97
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points Modern Magic 454
Unknown The Card Bouquet six cards are shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, optionally they change into 6 other selections, mechanical Modern Magic 457
Unknown The Demon's Head papier maché head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between hornsRelated to Modern Magic 458
Unknown To Arrange Twelve Cards is Rows, in such a manner that they will Count Four in every Direction puzzle Modern Magic 58
Unknown To Place the Aces and Court Cards in Four Rows, in such a manner that neither Horizontally nor Perpendicularly shall there be in either Row two Cards alike either in Suit or Value puzzle Modern Magic 58
Unknown The "Whispering Trick" for one spectator, paperballs over the head situation Tricks with Cards 93
Unknown The Queens digging for Diamonds hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentation Tricks with Cards 82
Conus The Shower of Aces many aces appear at named number (faced-deck turnover at-any-number method) Tricks with Cards 110
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack" Tricks with Cards 140
Bland The Wonderful Fan and Enchanted Card card is shot on lady's fan with pistol, fan opens and card appears on it Tricks with Cards 223
Unknown The Black Velvet Banner three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk Tricks with Cards 196
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards lost and found, then teared up and put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points Tricks with Cards 206
Unknown The Card and Smoke Trick borrowed handkerchief on glass, card fired with pistol and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
variation in which blank card in glass becomes printed
Related to Tricks with Cards 225
Unknown All Red - All Black with electric deck More Magic 20
Unknown The Card in the Candle torn-up card fired with pistol on candle, card appears on top of candle More Magic 421
Unknown The Velvet Cloth for the Production of Cards three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk More Magic 109
Unknown Nil homini certum est cards openly separated in suits and dealt out twice, they're separated again, performer can do it and spectator only when performer wants him to, four cards secretly palmed in or out for thatRelated toVariationsAlso published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 54
Unknown Chicagoer Kartendruckerei normal deck is shown to be all alike one by one Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Unknown Der bezauberte Rosenstock No. 1, card appears at top of rose plant Der Kartenkünstler 63
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter No. 3, flame of candle changes into selection Der Kartenkünstler 66
Unknown Die Geisterschrift No. 2, card burnt, ashes rubbed on back of hand, name of card appears, egg white Der Kartenkünstler 88
Unknown Die Kartenlaterne Eine Kartensoirée No. 6
card appears in lantern
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 41
Unknown Die Gedankenübertragung No. 8, name of chosen cards appears on previously empty slate which is wrapped in newspaper, rope held to forehead of two spectators as comedy prop, mirror writing in chalk on newspaper Der Kartenkünstler 11
Unknown Der Kartenstern No. 4, five cards selected, deck thrown towards star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five pointsRelated to Der Kartenkünstler 67
Unknown Die Kartenlaterne No. 5, card appears in lanternRelated to Der Kartenkünstler 69
Unknown Der Teufelskopf No. 6, devil's head mask on which four cards appear, fourth one comes out of mouthRelated to Der Kartenkünstler 70
Unknown Die Points auf der Glasplatte No. 11, card becomes blank, points appear on previously examined glass sheet, switch behind table after accidentally dropping wrapped glass sheet Der Kartenkünstler 101
Unknown Die wandernden Points No. 32, number card in glass, covered with handkerchief, smoke travels into glass and pips travel onto handkerchief, chemical Der Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown The Cards that Cannot be Replaced cards that are replaced slide out again by themselves Der moderne Kartenkünstler 207
Unknown Nil homini certum est cards openly separated in suits and dealt out twice, they're separated again, performer can do it and spectator only when performer wants him to, four cards secretly palmed in or out for thatAlso published here Der moderne Kartenkünstler 90
Unknown Rouge et Noir card riffled through are all red, then all black, small incomplete faro condition for impromptu svengali deck principle Der moderne Kartenkünstler 69
Unknown "Das Verwandlungsspiel" deck shown normal, than it changes into duplicates of one picture card, than another, then back to normal Der moderne Kartenkünstler 137
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter card appears in flame of candle Der moderne Kartenkünstler 187
Unknown Die Blumenvase flower bouquet, card appear on it Der moderne Kartenkünstler 193
Unknown Der grosse Kartenrahmen in frame appear cards, plate, rings, ... Der moderne Kartenkünstler 195
Unknown Stuhl und Karten three selections appear at back of chair Der moderne Kartenkünstler 200
Unknown Der Kunstschütze pip is shot out of card in air with pistol Der moderne Kartenkünstler 64
Unknown Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)Also published here Der moderne Kartenkünstler 186
Unknown Die Diogenes-Laterne card appears in small lanternRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 189
Unknown Der Teufelskopf devil's head mask on which cards appearRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 190
Unknown Der Kartenstern five cards appear at end of star apparatusVariations Der moderne Kartenkünstler 191
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kobold in der Flasche card jumps out of bottle Der moderne Kartenkünstler 199
Unknown Der Kartenrahmen cards appear on sheet of framed glass Der moderne Kartenkünstler 220
Unknown Übertragung der Gedanken von einer Person auf die andere card appears in mirror writing on slate, comedy connection of spectators with rope on foreheads Der moderne Kartenkünstler 227
Unknown Der Hut als Zielscheibe cards shot onto borrowed hat where they appear Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9) 135
Unknown Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)Also published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 132
Unknown Das Kartenbild burned card shot onto framed glass with pistol, card appears on glass Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 91
Unknown Der Erraten mehrerer Karten Jacks, Queens, Kings and Aces are dealt out repeatedly in square formation, but it is not clear to what purpose Der moderne Kartenkünstler 96
Unknown Das Wiederfinden zweier Karten matrix-layout, magician's choice of two cardsRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 50
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Prof. Hofzinser's Geheimnis "Die isolierte Karte", spectator locates card via matrix-layout of deck on table and magician's choiceRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 51
Unknown Das Kartenquadrat dealing a square with all Sevens, Eights, Nines and Tens so that no values repeat in rows or columns Der moderne Kartenkünstler 94
Unknown Erraten von Karten durch Quadrate with square layout on table and four, five, six or seven spectators Der moderne Kartenkünstler 99
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Gezwungene Wahl magician's choice from 32 cards and layout on tableRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 121
Unknown Der allwissende Künstler "by H. Sch., Dresden", deck laid out on table, performer can find any named card from the back, switched for stacked deck Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 4) 60
Unknown Die Mohrenwäsche card placed in glass with plate on top and borrowed handkerchief, smoke blown towards glass, smoke appears in glass, card is now blank and its image on the borrowed handkerchief Der moderne Kartenkünstler 198
Unknown Die wandernden Kartenpoints selection in glass, borrowed handkerchief on glass, smoke blown onto glass, pips appear on handkerchief and card is now blank, also smoke appears in glass (chemical) Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 8
Unknown Das Verwandlungs-Kartenspiel transformation deck with divided duplicates on one side and normal faces on the other side à la Hofzinser, can be shown normal, then all-alike for one selection then another and then normal again Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 84
Unknown Die gehorsamen Asse Aces put in center, spectator choses how many Aces should appear on top and bottom, Conus Aces gag sequence, four Aces under spectator's hand transpose with four other cards, deck changes into all-Aces Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 11) 164
Unknown Die Karte als Geduldspiel solution to puzzleRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 93
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Kartenparade - der neue Kartenteller three cards appear at edge of plate, apparatus attached to ungaffed plate with suction deviceRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 57
Unknown Die Karte als Geduldspiel layout puzzle with cut-up card piecesRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 5) 77
Unknown The Card and Handkerchief card visibly appears attached to handkerchief New Era Card Tricks 89
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm patter by Eduard Hensel
- Entrée (glove shrinks and becomes stocking)
- Das Durchdringen der Materie (glass through hat)
- Glasphänomen (two silk travel from bottle to bottle)
- Schützenliesl (Queen of Clubs chosen, in a large target appears a woman in Queen of Clubs dress)
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 134
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm part two, methodsRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
Hugo Kramer Die verbrannte und wieder entstandene Karte card at any number force (palmed card replaced when named number is reached), card burned and reappears in cage Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 119
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Kobold in der Flasche No. 36, name of chosen card or sum of numbers appears on paper in bottle, chemical Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 103
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Romans Kartenfahne No. 47, three cards vanish from deck and reappear at flag/silk Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 128
Carl Willmann Der Hut als Zielscheibe two cards burned and shot on top hat, they reappear stuck to bottom of top hat Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 6
Eduard W. Lufa Halt! three cards selected, card dealt into hat one by one, each spectator says stop during the deal and the performer is holding the spectator's selection at that moment, second deck cut into four piles, one pile selected and all its cards predicted in envelope, then first deck changes into one-way force deck of each of the three selections one by one Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 10) 147
Josef Löffler Der orientalische Zauberspiegel handheld mirror with black surface instead of mirror, image of card appears and vanishes on black surface Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 8) 117
Unknown Changement eines Kartenhauses No. 2, seven-card card castle vanishes from underneath cover and appears under another cover, then travels back, collapsable castle with rubber bands Der Amateurzauberer 63
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das wunderbare Kartenspiel "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste III."
entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the other
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 50
Ferdinand Hügelin "Mephisto" der lebende Teufelskopf slate on table on stage with drawing of devil's head, head moves and coughs out selection Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 76
Unknown To Pass Yourself through a Playing-Card non-magical stunt The Modern Conjurer 298
Carl Willmann Mephisto's Kartenspiel deck put on top of wine glass, wine comes out of deck and fills glass Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 8) 115
Professor Hoffmann My Friend in Thibet card put in a box, two blank cards in envelopes with pencils, on chosen blank card name of selection appears Later Magic 497
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht I. card appears at top of candleRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 50
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht II. card appears at top of candleRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 68
Carl Willmann Der Teller als Kartenscheibe three cards appear at edge of plateRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12) 180
Eduard Hensel Das Hexen-Einmaleins using Goethe's poem from Faust I, illustrated with Ace through Ten which are produced in mixed suits as the values are mentioned, some transform or vanish Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 88
Ben-Zur Nur wahre Kunst macht frei version to do the suit separation with a full deck of thirty-two cardsInspired by Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1) 4
Unknown Das magische Kartentuch deck thrown against handkerchief, selected cards cling to it Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 91
Carl Willmann Willmann's Faun-Maske three cards appear at top of mask/head on a stand Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 4
Carl Willmann Die Kartenpoints auf der Glasplatte pips appear on glass sheet (switched in newspaper) Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9) 133
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das magische Kartentrio three cards appear behind the neck of performer, construction under jacket that pushes three cards up the collar Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1) 6
Unknown Die drei Kartenakrobaten deck tossed up onto head of performer, three selections remain standing on performer's head Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 2) 18
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradi's Uhr- und Kartentrick borrowed watch vanishes, card selected, both reappear in frame on a stand Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 3) 36
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradis neuer Kartenstern "new card star", using black art to hide the hiding place, five cards appear at end of star apparatusInspired by Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 72
Dr. Costa Brito Der Name einer von einem Zuschauer gedachten Karte erscheint auf einem in einem Glase befindlichen Papier geschrieben piece of paper crumped up and put in glass, name of (forced) selection appears on it Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 148
Unknown "How Many Aces Would You Like?" deck changes into all Aces The Art of Magic 70
Yank Hoe The Card in the Watch borrowed watch wrapped in handkerchief, miniature of it appears in box of watch, two methods The Art of Magic 140
Unknown The Card in the Frame card appears in frame, with information on trick framesVariations The Art of Magic 229
Jack Merlin An Impromptu Laugh bridge card with same back design is forced as a joke Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Jack Merlin Causing A Spectator to Do a Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, jokeAlso published here Merlin's Master Miracles 6
Oswald Rae Cigarette and Card tin box with fifty cigarettes, card is selected and handkerchief vanished, when box is opened, handkerchief is found and cigarettes arranged themselves to form the name of the selectionAlso published here
  • "Cigarette Card" in "The Sphinx"
Original Magic 49
Laurie Ireland A Sucker Card Trick Ireland Writes a Book 13
Tom Sellers The Climax Card Effect cylinder made of cards appears Magical Pleasantries 23
Lu Brent Gagging the Sucker Make spectator think he/she can do the trick you just showed, but when they try they get a funny message written on a card Novel Magic 40
Victor Farelli A "Sucker Gag" apparently strippers are used Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 68
Harry Houdini The Houdini "Bluff" Change apparently top change is done Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 71
Victor Farelli For Conjurers Only version of lazy man's card to pocket Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 93
Tom Sellers A Surprise Opening with Cards confetti appears as deck is riffled Quick Tricks 18
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in General: Poker Hand Solitaire arranging poker hands from 25 cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Theodore Annemann Wanted - A Card Routine Without Cards! invisible deck presentation for any named card to pocket, no method The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 60
Louis Lam It Pays to Advertise "Advertising stunts every magician must use", playing card with business information on front is forced via Svengali Deck Would You Believe It? 19
Tom Sellers Tear and Tear Again paper with letter is torn, letters spell selection Quick Tricks 10
Clement de Lion The Danish Force comedy force with rising card rubber band gimmick or thread Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 159
Unknown Finale deck thrown in audience becomes shower of colored tissue butterflies Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 163
Theodore Annemann Edge Code hidden message on edge of deck as cue sheet The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 103
Theodore Annemann A Simplified Five Card Problem Variation combining "A Simplified Five Card Problem" (Genii November 1936) with card silk The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 166
U. F. Grant The Funny Deck card travels back from pocket, leaving behind a blank card, double facer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 130
Unknown Comedy Relief gag for people that know the air pressure turnover, double backer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 126
U. F. Grant The Vanishing Mirror aces are found without looking at faces, apparently with mirror that vanishes, one-way backs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 152
Jean Hugard Spelling Trick spelling trick with thirteen cards of a suit and story Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 41
Namreh The Adventures of Diamond Jack Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 242
Unknown The Perpetual Almanac or Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book story Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 374
Unknown Tearing the Deck five methods to tear a full deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 354
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Louis Lam The Zig-Zag Card Novelty question marks on paper change into name of selected card Watch Me Closely 19
Dr. Jacob Daley Card Silk Appearance silk with card printed on it appears from card The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 170
Robert Parrish A Slate-Writing Method card and name of dead person appear on slate You'd be Surprised 18
Anthony Ross Card Silk Routine corner torn off selection, becomes blank, white silk has card on it, printed corner still fits The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 216
Newton Hall Hypnosthesia three spectators see a card even though that one is apparently removed, spelled "Newon Hall" The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 325
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, light out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, when spectator retrieves card it has same appearance, dressed up Chinese Laundry TicketRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 358
Unknown, Dr. Jacob Daley Snap!! "A Quick Trick", card appears outjogged from fan, with "take any card" gag by Daley More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 11
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
a. The Fairy Tale
b. Matching Cards
c. Automatic Spelling
d. Super-Spelling
Greater Magic 320
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch Greater Magic 490
Unknown Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire Greater Magic 226
John Mulholland A Spirit Writes name of selection appears on another signed card Greater Magic 291
E. Leslie May Lexicon Test alphabet cards spell selection from regular deck The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 345
Harry Blackstone Spirit Cartography selected card appears on initialed "photographic paper" Greater Magic 500
Unknown The Card in the Frame applications for sand frame Greater Magic 501
Unknown The Knowing Dart several cards on huge stand, spectator throws dart and thus finds selection Greater Magic 503
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Black Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on foreheadAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 352
Laurie Ireland You Caught Me That Time card transforms into card silk Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 16
Cedric The Bacchanalian Card Trick messages on card that suggest a round of drinks payed by one of the spectators The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 60) 433
Unknown A Color Change Story story presentation in which face-card changes multiple times to fit story The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 48
Robert Weill I'm Sorry! three spectators note cards, they are the same and become blank, then deck transforms into chart of letter (eye examination test) The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 387
Peter Warlock Satan's Scissors red and white tissue paper transforms into cut-out image of chosen card The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 405
Tom Sellers The Name of the Slate slate is covered with white chalk, when washed, name of card remains, flap Scots Magic 23
Eric C. Lewis King of Clubs "King of Clubs" forced and name of local club appears on backs of some cards The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 409
Frank Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 3
Unknown Simultaneous Magic four decks, four people think of a card and later spell it (progressive spelling set-up) More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 41
Theodore Annemann Contest Dept. square layout, mini-sudoku-type puzzle The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 373
Orville Wayne Meyer Finding the Pairs twelve mate pairs distributed, spectator turns up a card and performer instantly the mate, repeated The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 26
Al Wheatley Flipbook Animation mention of an effect with animated pen that writes selection from 1928 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 604
Theodore Annemann, U. F. Grant More on the Flipbook Animation credit claim by U. F. Grant for 1921 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 100) 612
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 607
Unknown 21 - Just a gag. Gag to reveal card by miscalling "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 37
Laurie Ireland A Hanging Episode presentational idea, for card discoveries Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 13
Jack Vosburgh Love Conquers All "A New Card Story" The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 650
Laurie Ireland Deuces and Trays sucker ambitious twice, deuces shown as threes and transform in threes when spectator protests Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 15
Allan Howell Merlin the Inscrutable pencil shavings in tissue paper "write" name of selection The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 626
Joseph Ovette A Routine For a Card Silk silk is just removed from pocket Fast Ones 14
Joseph Ovette Bagging The Card one half card of cut deck is selected, ribbon placed in paper bag and bag is bursted, other half of selection appears Fast Ones 8
Shaman Lost-Found blank silk, then with card printed on it The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 701
William Ruesskamp Another Card Silk Idea silk transforms in a box, card is found at random number, Rueskamp Fast Ones 17
Gerald Lynton Kaufman Poker Challenge bet/game in which performer and spectator openly draw cards, solution on page 885 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 881
Herb Runge A Story The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 725
Bruce Elliott Elliott at the Bar deck with selection put on top of beer glass, name of card appears written into beer foam The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 127) 734
Stanley Collins Nonpareil free selection (and switched) appears on marked slates The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 137) 779
Sid Fleischman Card to Fake Teeth The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 826
Charles Roe Thought Ablaze ashes on arm for card revelation The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 881
Frank Stobbart Sympathetic Pips blank card with loose pips placed in envelope, pips arrange themselves onto card to match selection (which for no reason travels to pocket) The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 796
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 147) 821
Unknown The Odd Estate puzzle with a story about a will The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 128) 739
Unknown The Circus Trick Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 267
Russel Swan Gaglets gag, doing the pass openly The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 12
Laurie Ireland The Card in the Mirror image of a selected card stays in a mirror Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 22
Walter B. Gibson Cardee Foolee chinese writing cut in half reveals selection, published under Feng Huang The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 33
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Little Quickie spectator holds deck with coin on top, deck ripped out of his hand, coin remains with miniature selection stuck on it Prepared Cards and Accessories 16
Clayton Rawson Scrambled Thoughtwaves two cards are selected and deck put into pocket, cards transform into the thoughts of the spectator's (stripper, famous actor etc.) cards are eventually found and deck is normal again The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 9
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Miniature Card and Coin miniature card printed between two coins Prepared Cards and Accessories 18
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Magic Imprint card signed on back, card in glass covered with signed handkerchief, card becomes blank and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glassRelated to Prepared Cards and Accessories 11
Hen Fetsch Betcha joke, bet that the bottom card is spectator's card, miniature card The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Clayton Rawson Slate Sleights with small slates, two routines
- The Great Oriental Enigma (selected card appears written on slates, two flaps)
- Ghost Writer's Cramp (four messages, one on each side)
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 35) 143
Hen Fetsch Cute! Huh! one of two coin penetrates a slate, name of selection appears on slate The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
Herb Runge Rising Sun Set card with flag, flag changes from a sun to the american flag, WW2 theme The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 260
Dr. A. Heller Magnetic Fisherman selection is attracted to magnet Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 1) 55
Edward Marlo Sense and Nonsense with Cards gags and lines with cards:
- Army or Rifle Shuffle
- Overhand Shuffle
- Russian Shuffle
- Jewish Shuffle
- Mexican Shuffle
- Fancy Shuffle
- You Shuffle It
- Cut 'Em. Thanks!
- Small Town Shuffle
- Hurts, doesn't it?
- A Marlo Gag
- Take Any Card
Also published here Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 10
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt matchRelated to Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 88
E. D. Wolff Mind Testing Deck Variations My Best 152
Louis Tannen A Mindreading Joke cards are marked with big bold letters on the back The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 327
Larry Arcuri Your Card business card rises out of cased deck, gag presentation "I will find your card" Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 5) 158
E. R. Hall Using a Dart Board no effect, to select a card Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 19
Eugene Gloye Glen Gloye's Necktie Trick tie with picture of rabbit holding selection Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 3
J. Ray Beffel The Z Ray Box spectator sits on card other spectator divines it by looking into a X-Ray box Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 21
Unknown The Flying Pips two pieces of black cardboard are fastend together with rubber bands, with toy pistol pips of selection are shot away and they are correctly arranged between cardboards Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 128
Bruce Elliott Silver Walls piece of paper is put between two coins, any number appears on the paperRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Leslie P. Guest A Card Castle construction for production card castle, chosen card appears on silk and deck transforms into card castle on trayVariations Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 7) 181
Clayton Rawson 1: Right in Front of Your Nose! Also published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
Clayton Rawson 2: Magic Taught in One Easy Lesson card transforms into selection, apparently spectator does the transformationAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
King Stevenson Card on Light Bulb electric light bulb, cards are sprung against the light bulb and the silhouette of the card appears on it The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 432
Jean Hugard A Card Castle further credit informationInspired by Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 186
James W. Graves My Favorite Routine with Otto the Duck duck spells chosen color with ABC cards Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layoutVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Lu Brent Card Castle deck spread on plate and covered with handkerchief, two times wrong card found, deck transforms into castle with a card on top, again wrong, selection rises out Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
Billy McComb William on the Subject of "Stung" sucker trick, card apparently vanished in trousers, version of Stung The First Book of William 28
Billy McComb William's Comedy Card Flight spectator on stage puts card in stand, card vanishes and appears in envelope, everybody sees how it works except spectator on stage, paper balls over head type The First Book of William 34
Edward Marlo Super Reading apparently magician can read marks extremely fast, punch deal Marlo In Spades 24
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Gambler's Ghost name of selection appear on card fan The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 133) 534
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Fez performer wears a fez, cuckoo on springs comes out with the selection The First Book of William 17
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ringRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 501
"Senator" Clark Crandall Nothing At All! gag prediction, no card seen, blank card The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 163) 657
"Senator" Clark Crandall Four Pips gag prediction, blank cards and pips in pocket The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 667
Nelson A. Demers The Community Chest Card Trick or The Red Feather Card Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 3
Bruce Elliott Aces??? magician vs. gambler, doing all the moves but getting all four aces, magician's joke The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 595
Unknown Circus Card Trick "the next card I turn over..." The Royal Road to Card Magic 138
Unknown The Trey transforming card into "tray" The Royal Road to Card Magic 146
Russell "Rusduck" Duck No Misdirection trick to play on people who want to show performer a trick, heckler gag The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 619
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smoothInspired byRelated to Rough & Smooth Possibilities 12
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Poor Man's Snake Trick snake in basket finds selection The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 635
Emmett Barbee New Idea for the Paddle Trick selection appears on paddle (miniature) Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 4
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Po-She-Lo cards in basket, rope rises with chosen card attached The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 634
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"Also published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 638
Hen Fetsch Fetsch's Grandpopper ideas with Popper
- Popper Silk
- Three Silk Popper
- Popper Blendo
- Popper Color Change
- Popper Expanding Silk
- Popper Card Silk
- Popper Cig to Silk
- Popper Gloves to Flower
- Popper Gloves to Silk
- Popper Flash Silk
- Popper Flash Flowers
Inspired by The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 664
Unknown Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methods Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 197
John R. Boyko Cards Up the Sleeve Presentation The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 714
Unknown An Amusing Card Catch Five cards arranged on table. Remove two cards, add three cards to get the same arrangement of cards Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 9
Unknown One Card Under The Other How to hold a card under a King on the table, without moving the King Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown What's On Your Mind? Six cards dealt to two people, each person get three cards - spectator always gets three Queens (spectator always thinking about women?) Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 19
Unknown The Thirty-Card Race Spectator and magician pick up one to six cards from a pile of thirty, last person to take a card wins, magician always wins Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 13
Unknown The One-Two-Three Card Race fifteen cards, take turns taking one, two or three cards, takes the last card is loser. Magician always wins Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paperAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 173) 692
Unknown Magnetizing A Card Sticking a playing card to a wall with static electricity Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 8
Unknown The Five Touching Cards Challenge audience to arrange five cards so that each card is touching the other four Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 8
Unknown The Six-Card Lift Interlock six cards together so they can be picked up together Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 10
Unknown The Old Army Game Which two Jacks were rejected by the American Army? (one-eyed) Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 10
Unknown The Master Aim How to drop a card into a hat without the card fluttering away Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown To Make Four Fives Equal 16 Lay four Fives on the table so they total sixteen Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 13
Unknown Making a Card Invisible Challenge: make a card invisible to one person, but visible to everyone else Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
Unknown Standing A Card On Edge Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 15
Unknown Card Cross Stunt Six cards used, form two rows of cards with four cards in each row Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 17
Unknown All In Order Down Under Deal on thirteen cards, get Ace to King in order Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 18
Unknown The Elevens Stunt Mathematical stunt, place three cards on table, numbers can always be divided by eleven Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 20
Unknown Changing The Rows Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 41
Unknown The Add-To-18 Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 42
Unknown Three-In-A-Row Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Sixteen-Card Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown Alternate Cards Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Five-Kings Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Noble Lords and the Commoners Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 44
Unknown Tricky Triangle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 45
Unknown Face-Up Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown The Star Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown The Jealous Kings Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown The Hourglass Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 47
Unknown The Eighteen-Card Circle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 48
Unknown A Card Brain-Twister Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 49
Unknown How Can This Be? Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 49
Unknown Card Pickup Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 50
Unknown Turn Over All But One Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 51
Unknown The Give-and-Take Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 51
Unknown Odd Or Even? Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 52
Unknown The Twenty-Four Card Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 52
Unknown Silly Sam's Pack of Cards Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 54
Unknown The Reverse-Order Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 54
Unknown Card Leapfrog Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 55
Unknown Put-Them-In-Order Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 56
Unknown Ace-Two-Three-Four Puzzle Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 57
Unknown Building Card Castles Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 21
Unknown A Surprising Card Deal Down Under Deal on eight cards, result in a row of cards alternating face card and spot card Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 11
Unknown Coin On Card Stunt Balance card and coin on finger, flick card out under the coin Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 16
John Scarne The Love Birds No. 40, Performer/spectator select a card and lose in different parts of deck, later cards turn up next to each other Scarne on Card Tricks 72
Don Alan A "Long" Card Trick gag, long card rises from cased deck, then miniature card appears, puns Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 28
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag Scarne on Card Tricks 75
Don Alan Merv Taylor Split Deck deck cut with a knife, one is only pierced it is the selection Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Paul Clive Egg a la Card No. 9, Name of card appears on hard boiled egg after it is peeled Scarne on Card Tricks 21
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper" The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 201) 803
Don Alan Parachute cards are thrown into the air, selection floats down on a little parachuteRelated to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 30
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's handRelated to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Cy Keller Pip Pix card appears on photo paper The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 211) 844
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frank Garcia, Puzzle by Charlie Arbuthnot, Dunninger, Carlo Menotti, Fred Keating, Martin Gardner, Bill Simon, Jean Hugard, Robert Harbin, Art Lyle, Frank Joglar The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 196) 785
Unknown Big Skull pack placed in spectator's mouth, who is then tapped on the head. All cards, except selection fall out The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 221) 885
Hen Fetsch Betcha! - reading the date of a coin through a paper
- predicting the right card, gag (two versions)
- showing five kings in a deck
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 236) 944
Dr. Ben B. Braude Balloon Buster card in on of selected balloon, for magicians, three stooges (!) The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 897
Al Baker The Obedient Snake snake basket version The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 458
Martin Gardner Spectacular name of card appears on lenses of glasses when breathing on them The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 234) 937
Don Alan Bread Sandwich selection is found between two slices of bread Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 11
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic cardInspired byVariationsAlso published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 5
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cardsAlso published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ringRelated toAlso published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 8
James G. Thompson Jr. Jocko - The Great routine with hand puppet, puppet makes handkerchief vanishes and appear and disappear, performs a mini die box and eventually finds selected cardAlso published here The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 220) 879
Bill Simon 3. Misdirection Plus pretending to have stripper cards Effective Card Magic 143
Peter Warlock Pavane for a Pagan three balls of paper, red black and white, color of chosen card is named and the colored ball opened. Part is missing and forms the card on the white ball The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 251) 1005
John Howie Spirits in Camera The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 268) 1070
Edward Marlo Sense and Nonsense with Cards gags and lines with cards:
- Army or Rifle Shuffle
- Overhand Shuffle
- Russian Shuffle
- Jewish Shuffle
- Mexican Shuffle
- Fancy Shuffle
- You Shuffle It
- Cut 'Em. Thanks!
- Small Town Shuffle
- Hurts, doesn't it?
- A Marlo Gag
- Take Any Card
Also published here The Cardician 25
Vern Schoneck Personality Plus spelling gag, horse card ends up The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 275) 1100
Maurice Howarth Tarantula pips from four card vanish step by step and appear on strip of paperRelated to The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 290) 1158
Max Katz Tower of Hanai puzzle with playing cards, based on Tower of Brahma The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 280) 1120
Karrell Fox Fan-Tizy rosette made from deck and fastened to lapel Kornfidentially Yours 21
Karrell Fox This Will Kill You! joke, wrong card found, off stage with spectator and pistol shot can be heard Kornfidentially Yours 28
Karrell Fox Axe Gag cut the cards too, throwing axe at spectator Kornfidentially Yours 30
Karrell Fox Eh?!! gag script for stage, with stooge Kornfidentially Yours 37
Don Tanner Memento small blank cards are numbered, on one side a sticker appears and under it a miniature version of the selection can be found The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 57
Karrell Fox Vernon, the Educated Rabbit rabbit finds selection Kornfidentially Yours 2
Karrell Fox Short and Snappy miniature card on glasses, gag Kornfidentially Yours 26
Karrell Fox Basket Bits gag for Snake BasketRelated to Kornfidentially Yours 33
John Murray Thimble Snake mini snake rises from thimble with miniature selection, inspired by an idea with static electricity by C. B. YoheInspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 309) 34
Norman Houghton Norman's Nonsense - Winding up the pack (credited to Karrell Fox)
- sandpaper gag
Related to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 330) 130
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper" Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 35
Don Alan The Tree of... paper tree appears from rolled card, gag Pretty Sneaky 11
Clayton Rawson 1. Right in Front of Your Nose Also published here The Best in Magic 151
Jay Marshall Hydrophobia is a Dirty Trick deck to hand out when someone wants to show a trick The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 339) 168
Martin Gardner The Riddle Card Tapping the Hours type of trick with a card with riddlesInspired by