111 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / How to Gaff and Peel...
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
How to make a Card vanish, and finde it againe in a Nut duplicate card is split and printed side slit into nut beforehand, second nut filled with ink as joke when spectator opens it
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 19
Professor Hoffmann Making Double Facers
1876 Modern Magic 90
Professor Hoffmann Chapter III. Special Cards and Tricks Therewith
1889 Tricks with Cards 38
On Splitting brief, see also footnote on page 143
1889 Tricks with Cards 140
Making Double Facers
Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 24
August Roterberg Prepared and Mechanical Cards
1897 New Era Card Tricks 219
Das präparierte Kartenspiel "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
making a stripper deck, applications: finding selections, Aces or separating reds and blacks
Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
Flash Paper Card
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 72
Eduard W. Lufa Die geteilte Karte on divided cards, making them, using gaffed cards
Sep. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 9) 132
Eduard W. Lufa Die Generalkarte card changed into four selections one by one
Dec. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 179
H. F. C. Suhr La carte du diable card vanishes in flash of fire, made from flash paper, ignites by itself
Jan. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 2) 18
Making Double Facers splitting, brief
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 111
Eric F. Impey The Construction of Double-Faced Cards splitting
1928 Original Card Mysteries 6
Eric F. Impey Double-Faced Cards how to split cards and make double facers or backers
1931 Try This One 7
Billy O'Connor To Make Cards "Slippery"
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 75
Eddie Clever Three in One Gaff
1934 The Jinx (Issue 1) 2
Jean Hugard Diachylon history and basic information, more sticky than rough-smooth
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 104
Impromptu Markind of Cards - The Tooth Pick Method
1938 Greater Magic 479
The Rough and Smooth Principle
1938 Greater Magic 530
Theodore Annemann Making Double Facers with peeling
1939 The Jinx (Issue 54) 384
Theodore Annemann The Roughened Card Formulae
1939 The Jinx (Issue 71) 482
Peeling Cards
1940 Expert Card Technique 409
Theodore Annemann Dry Splitting remark
1940 The Jinx (Issue 112) 668
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Preparing the Stripper Deck
1941 The Stripper Deck 3
Al Baker "Roughing" It recipe & comments
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 20
Shrinking Gaff card shrinks to miniature card, see footnote
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 17
Eddie Joseph A Home-Made Cement for Card Work
1942 Greater Card Tricks 76
John Snyder Letter to Phoenix sarcastic letter about card splitting
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 67) 275
Appendix A where to obtain roughing fluid
1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities
Eugene Gloye Construction of Folding Card with rubber pieces, folded in thirds, construction
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 8
Lewis Ganson The Preparation of Cards for Manipulation preparing cards for stage manipulations
Also published here 1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 230
Jerry Andrus Powdering a Deck in paper bag
Also published here 1956 Andrus Deals You In 14
Making Double Facers
1958 Predictions 116
Jochen Zmeck Die Präparation how to gaff for rough-smooth, different recipes and how to apply them
1. Standard-Tinktur
2. Kolophonium-Lösung
3. Mastix-Lösung
Related to 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 7
John Benzais Making Double Face Cards
1967 The Best of Benzais 47
Jochen Zmeck Die Präparation tips for applying rough-smooth
Related to 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 4
Magische Tips various ideas and tips
  • torn and restored newspaper (special paper)
  • fake cigarettes
  • large nails produced from shoe
  • splitting of a playing card
  • magnetic toy bugs
1968 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 29 No. 2) 37
Aldini How to Make your Own Special-Purpose Cards fanning decks, locator cards, double facer, double backer, strippers, Svengali, Mene-Tekel, Tel-O-Matic, peek decks, Brain Wave Ultra-Mental decks
1972 Magick (Issue 57) 285
John Blunt Fake Index Gaffs glueing matching index corner from card to another card
1973 Transcornered 3
Jerry Andrus Powdering a Deck in paper bag
Also published here 1973 Kurious Kards 25
Karl Fulves, John Standridge, Walter B. Graham Printing Fake Cards
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 7) 26
José de la Torre How to Make the Gimmicked Card step gaff
1976 New Jumping Back 5
Terry Nosek Aging Cards shoe polish
1977 Magick (Issue 193) 964
Will Dexter Positive und Negative Markierungen on marking decks, or other objects
Also published here
  • The Gen, Feb. 1953
Dec. 1977 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 4) 129
Roger Crabtree, Jim Cozzens The Crabtree Connection
  • The Effect (can be handed out)
  • Requirements
  • Construction of the Display Set of Linked Cards
  • The Set to be torn
  • Performance
  • Notes
1978 The Crabtree Connection 4
Jim Cozzens The Jim Cozzens Instructions for preparing the Two Linked Cards
1978 The Crabtree Connection 13
To Prepare preparing cards for manipulation, bending and powdering
1978 The second now you see it, now you don't! 106
Eradicating Pips
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 169
Fancy Colored Backs
Related to 1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 170
Harry Lorayne, Jim Cozzens, Roger Crabtree Linking Card Addenda preparation to really link two card frames
1979 Quantum Leaps 158
Roger Woods Roger Woods Writes
Related to Oct. 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 10) 747
Splitting a card
1979 The Complete Card Linking 5
Ed Brown Making Fake Index Court Cards
1981 Arcane (Issue 3) 31
Pete BanDrosky Splitting Cards how to split cards
1982 The Robin Hood Caper 3
Peter Kane How to Make a Divided Card two-ended picture card
1982 Kane 118
Edward Marlo Finally making belly strippers
1984 Marlo's Magazine — Volume 5 91
Lubor Fiedler Incredi-Change peeked-at card in packet vanishes, all backs change color (visually with acrobatic flap gaff)
Aug. 1984 Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 8) 949
Paul Sorrentino Apex Cardcase Color Change visual using acrobatic flap gimmick
Variations Aug. 1984 Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 8) 953
Scott's Rough recipe for roughing fluid
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 19
David Regal Half and Half signed card is torn, ONE half changes color
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 125
Neil Lester The Art of Doctoring Cards how to gaff cards, various gaffed decks
Mar. 1987 Magick (Issue 387) 1935
Bob Ostin My Method for Making Double Faced Cards
1989 The British Close-Up Magic Symposium 1989 9
Gary Ouellet, Walter E. Cummings Close Up Hint On the Preparation of Playing Cards, using soap
Variations 1990 Close Up Illusions 138
Strippers and How Made
Also published here
  • "The Little Secrets" (1904)
1991 Cheat Sheet (Issue 9) 87
Ken Simmons Fanning Powder Tip with faros
1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 12
Bob Farmer Where to get Marked Cards, Loaded Dice and Double-Headed Coins
1994 Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 4
Splitting Cards
1994 Close-Up File 75
Ellison Poland Sobo - So What??? using special flexible sobo glue to make hinge gaff
1994 Wonderful Routines of Magic — The Second Addendum 36
Alexander de Cova Farbige Kartenrückseiten coloring the back of cards with spray color
  • Hier noch ein paar Tips
Also published here Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 50
Alexander de Cova Kartenkleben glue for split cards
Also published here Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 51
Alexander de Cova "Unsichtbares Spiel" - im Notfall lip balm as impromptu roughing fluid
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 53
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information on gaffed cards and splitting
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 122
Rudolf Braunmüller Kurz-Tricks & Tips
  • paddle tricks
  • storing props
  • fixing bent cards
  • magic wax alternative
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 4&5) 163
Lewis Ganson Kartenpräparation für Manipulatoren preparing cards for stage manipulations
Also published here 1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2) 78
Ron Bauer Repairing and Aging Gypsy Curse Cards
2000 Sudden Death Gypsy Curse 15
Alexander de Cova Farbige Kartenrückseiten coloring the back of cards with spray color
  • Hier noch ein paar Tips
Also published here 2002 Power Workshop 12
Alexander de Cova Kartenkleben glue for split cards
Also published here 2002 Power Workshop 13
Alexander de Cova "Unsichtbares Spiel" - im Notfall lip balm as impromptu roughing fluid
Also published here 2002 Power Workshop 14
Al Baker "Roughing" It recipe & comments
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 158
Ross Bertram Roughing Cards tip
2003 Tricks 93
"Joro" Bruno Hennig Umgang mit der Klebekarte tips on applying glue or rough smooth spray on playing cards, explanation of simple version of brainwave
2004 Neues... vom alten Joro 80
Ed Brown Marking Ink specific brand of ink
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 65
Jack Avis Card Splitting Tips
2006 Rara Avis 110
Gene Taylor A quick "Gaffed Card Corner" mis-made playing card
Feb. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 1) 3
Doug Edwards The Transparent Card or The "Light" Fantastic Change alternative method to build transparent cards
2006 Brass Knuckles 77
Rene Clement Making Fake Index Card
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 194
Chris Mayhew Holes - The Gimmick constructing hole cards required for subsequent routines
Inspired byRelated to 2009 A Clockwork Apple 31
Tom Stone Black Art Card construction of card with black back
2011 Maelstrom 70
Ryan Schlutz How to Print on Cards "Personalizing the Experience"
2011 Making the Cut 127
Wolfgang Moser Trick-Druck how to make gaffed cards with a printer
2011 Kreationen 13
Tom Crosbie Dos Bolas (Two Scoops - Concept!) card signed by two people, when torn in halves, one part has red back and other has blue back
Inspired by
  • David Regal's "Two Scoops"
2013 Just Be Croz 56
Tom Crosbie How to Short a Card
2013 Just Be Croz 149
Vanni Bossi Cornered three locator cards
  • The Incised Corner
  • The Thin Corner
  • The Jointed Corner
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 65
Roberto Giobbi Splitting Cards object put in split card, idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue July 19) 207
Ming Tou Tips on Making Gaff Cards
2016 The Ace Assembly All-Star Lecture Notes 58
Alexander de Cova Alt Aussehendes Papier making old-looking aged paper
2016 Burners — Vol. 4 140
Ryan Plunkett, Michael Feldman How to Cut Cards
  • Purchase
  • Card Trimmer
  • Stripper Jig (Eoin O'Hare)
  • Paper Cutter
  • "Bathroom Strippers"
  • Rounding Corners
Related to 2017 A New Angle 18
Bob Farmer Marked Cards three-way marking system
  • The System
  • Materials for Marking
2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 7
Bob Farmer Material & References marking pens, corner rounders, Soap, Teflon powder
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 1
Bob Farmer, Tony Kardyro Treating the Cards with cashmere bouquet soap and teflon powder, also for faro shuffles
Related to 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 56
Steph Lacasse The Real Secrets of Card Trimming about Slim Card Co
2018 Operandi (Issue 4) 20
Steph Lacasse Trimmers Explained... different types of trimmers and cutters
  • Rotary Trimmer
  • O'Hare Stripper Jig
  • Negative Trimmer
  • Lassen Trimmer
  • Bushey Trimmer
  • Corner Rounder
2018 Operandi (Issue 4) 26
Kieron Johnson How to Waterproof Cards how to treat cards before freezing them in water or using them with water
2018 The Time Traveller 60
Tom Gagnon Soaping the Faro
Inspired byRelated to 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 339
Jonathan Neal A "Crafty" Card Trick for Charlie
  • Secrets Within Secrets
making a jumbo flap card, turnaround for rising card
Aug. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 8) 58
Steve Forte Appendix - Marked Card Summary
  • 1. Foreign Substances
  • 2. Removing Part of the Printed Design
  • 3. Changing the Shape
  • 4. Other Alterations
  • 5. Touch Work
  • 6. Exploiting Manufacturing Variances
  • 7. Invisible Spectrum
  • 8. Asymmetries
  • 9. Defects
  • 10. Esoteric Systems
  • Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1057
Bob Farmer Packet Tricks how to treat cards so they last longer
  • Step 1: Protective Spray
  • Step 2: PTFE Powder
2022 Bammo Tricks of the Trade 1
Bob Farmer Sticking Cards Together
2022 Bammo Tricks of the Trade 3
Tony Kardyro Preparing a Faro Deck soap on edges
2022 Bammo Tricks of the Trade 6
Bob Farmer Roughing Fluid
2022 Bammo Tricks of the Trade 7
Bob Farmer Card Marking Ink which commercial pens to use
2022 Bammo Tricks of the Trade 9