81 entries in Cards / Principles / Moisture
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To make a Card vanish from the Pack, and be found in a Person's Pocket stuck to back of hand
1876 46
Moisture Palm card clings to hand when pressed on top of tabled deck
Aug. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8)
115
Martignoni Die Verwandlung einer Karte selection clings to another card via moisture, tossed in the air and caught before unload on deck
Apr. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4)
54
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Der Apparat zum Anfeuchten der Finger sponge apparatus to moisten fingers, can be attached to table
Oct. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10)
154
Julius Kupka Die mystirieuse Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
card is apparently not in one half of the deck, but then it is, card stuck to back of hand with moisture
Mar. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 3)
36
T. Page Wright Six Card Trick card vanishes in six-card packet and reappears
1933 16
Ralph W. Hull A Brain Teaser No. 9, card vanishes from packet and travels to named position into other packet, duplicate, saliva
Related toAlso published here 1935 11
Ralph W. Hull Three in One Card Trick card vanishes from packet and travels to named position into other packet, duplicate, saliva
Also published here 1937 294
The Eclipse Vanish one of five vanishes, saliva
1937 341
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Wax Technique
Related to
  • Brain Food, David Parr
1938 57
Paul Rosini Saliva Sorcery. I peeked at card disappears and reappears reversed
1938 258
Paul Rosini Saliva Sorcery. II card vanishes from packet and reappears in pocket
Related toVariations 1938 260
Impromptu Location saliva
1940 322
Wheels within Wheels saliva used as daub
1940 327
Clayton Rawson Moistening a Card
1940 418
Henry Hardin The Dissolving Card one of five
1940
The Jinx (Issue 97)
599
Harry W. Burger Inevitable one of sixteen cards fairly chosen and lost, then found
1940
The Jinx (Issue 113)
670
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 (Issue 132)
758
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Kittyhawk Card from packet to reversed into deck, double facer
1942 4
Eddie Joseph The Jumping Location card cut to, remembered and replaced, deck hit on table and selection jumps out
1942 15
Eddie Joseph Rapid Transit three cards selected, they travel into three envelopes (actually hanging behind), one duplicate
1942 81
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Dealing Thirds second deal & saliva
Related to 1943 28
Edward Marlo The Marlo Miracle saliva
Also published here Feb. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 78)
319
Edward Marlo IV. Saliva Methods
  • A. Cut Method
  • B. In Spread
  • C. The Peek
1947 36
Saliva Double
1948 2
Clayton Rawson In One Second Flat saliva, two cards are found
Also published here Feb. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 196)
783
Bill Woodfield Simplo saliva method
June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 206)
823
Cardini, Dai Vernon, Nate Leipzig, Francis Carlyle, Martin Gardner, John Scarne The Initials Will Tell No. 38, Initials of chosen card appears on spectator's palm (sugar + pencil)
1950 68
Paul Rosini Was It There? one of five cards named, it vanishes from the five-card packet, it appears face-up in the deck, repeat with another card which reappears in the pocket
Related to 1950 9
Paul Rosini Saliva Substitute sponge at bottom of coat
1950 11
Edward Marlo The Marlo Miracle saliva
Also published here 1953 7
Tony Kardyro "Hot Weather Handy" card through table, card sticks to back of wet hand
1955 23
Tony Kardyro Hot Weather Hand Supreme or I'm Allowed One Mistake "My Favorite Trick"
card is seen to be stuck at back of hand
Inspired by
  • "Hot Weather Handy" (Linking Ring, Hocus Pocus column)
1955 24
Tony Kardyro The Magic Genii card sticks to back of wet hand
1955 25
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico A Classical Quickie reversed card in deck changes into selection
  • First Method (saliva)
  • Second Method (sticky or all faced roughed)
  • Third Method (center reverse)
  • Fourth Method (side palm)
  • Fifth Method (hide-out)
  • Sixth Method (faced deck)
  • Seventh Method
Variations 1956 1
James Steranko Saliva Vanish reversed card vanishes
1960 89
Edward Marlo Impromptu Steal of a Card card stuck to another card the is removed
1961 25
Dai Vernon A Vernonesque Quickie one of two indifferent cards changes into selection
1961 152
Charlie Miller The Eight Card Trick two piles of four cards each, a card travels from packet to packet, repeat, saliva
1961 34
Harry Lorayne The Sloppy Card Trick saliva for control, selection appears on named number up to ten
Variations 1962 42
Dai Vernon Another Smear gum from envelope
1962 55
North Bigbee Simpel Spell
Aug. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 371)
312
Nate Leipzig Palm Up card sticks to palm
1963 188
Edward Marlo Saliva Card Vanish
1968 95
Joseph K. Schmidt Some Notes on the Rising Card Trick saliva rise
Related to
  • Martin Gardner, Jan. 1949 of Hugard's Magic Monthly
1968 22
Joseph K. Schmidt The Improved Saliva Card Rise
1968 23
Edward Marlo The Variant Fingertip Peek applying substance to peeked-at card with right second finger
- The Baisc Method
- Daub Variant
- Saliva Variant
- Adhesive Variant
Variations 1970 74
Edward Marlo Wet Line Vanish or Control selection vanishes or is controlled, saliva handling
1970 88
Edward Marlo The Vanishing Card peeked card vanishes, reappears at chosen number, saliva
1970 116
Jack Posetary No Mirror reading colors of cards, whet thumbnail as shiner, see also p. 411
Related to Dec. 1970 389
Tommy Martin Puzzling Color Change using spittle to glue cards together
1972 106
Card on the Wall saliva
1972 7
Clayton Rawson Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocket
Also published here 1972 134
Dai Vernon Vernon's Peek Card Vanish No. 23, moisture on left third finger for card vanish after peek
Related to 1972 11
Dai Vernon Vernon's Sputum Gags No. 46, moisture/saliva application, card vanish and throwing a double in the air
  • Card vanish an peek
  • Sputum color change
  • Throw double and catch in deck
Related to 1972 16
Max Malini Malini's Color Change Subtlety No. 712, card can be removed singly after change
Also published here 1972 191
Jimmy Grippo Double Lift Teaser saliva
1973 160
Clayton Rawson In einer einzigen Sekunde saliva, two cards are found
Also published here Oct. 1974
Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
37
Karl Fulves Moisture Steal card sticks to back of hand
1975 198
Dai Vernon Card Vanish card that was peeked at vanishes from deck, uses saliva
Related to 1975 220
Frederick Braue Count-Down Reverse featuring automatic third deal (saliva), stop trick with face-up card, spectator stops one before
1978 34
Philip T. Goldstein A Dollar ungaffed coins
Inspired by
  • "Spirit Cartography" (Braue, Hugard's Magic Monthly, April 1949)
1978 1148
Karl Fulves Reflections saliva on thumbnail for impromptu shiner
Inspired byRelated to 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 16)
1220
Jochen Zmeck Doppelte Drehung two selections turn over one by one
Inspired by
  • Orville Meyer routine
1979 5
Walt Lees, David Carré Travellers Without Luggage
1981 26
Ross Bertram Saliva tip
1983 248
Max Malini Moisture Double Laydown moisture through breathing
1988 23
Edward Marlo Palmed Saliva handling saliva
Apr. 1991 1
Max Malini Moisture Double Laydown moisture through breathing
Apr. 1992
The Olram File (Issue 11)
8
Martin Gardner Saliva Card Rise with handkerchief
1996 36
Pablo Domenèch La Carta Colgada selection appears among ten cards at chosen position
1996 39
The Rising Cards saliva and handkerchief
1997 1
Dai Vernon The Vanish of a Card peek technique, using saliva or glue stick
1998 513
Ellis Stanyon To Vanish One of Five Cards No. 16, saliva
Variations 1999 42
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note more detailed routine for the vanish of one of five cards
Inspired by 1999 42
Max Malini Malini's Color Change Subtlety card can be removed singly after change
Also published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
33
Fredric P. Lamazor On Finger Moistening
1999 1
Christoph Borer Double Transposition red and blue deck, two selection interchange in decks
2007 24
Roberto Giobbi Wet Behind Your Fingers how to moisten the fingers when one has dry hands
Jan. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 1)
16
Justin Higham Bar-Top Rising Card one-sided plunger
2012 22
Max Malini Color Change Subtlety card can be removed singly after change
Also published here 2022 260