119 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Signature Effects
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Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Three of Spades writing appears on face of selection Prepared Cards and Accessories 14
Malcolm Davison Finding the Lady is Easy three signed blank cards, two are found by performer and third one turns out to be the blank card held by spectator since the beginning Magic of the Mind 76
Roy Walton Transposition of a Signature Variation different colored back The Devil's Playthings 60
Karl Fulves Trans-Script two signatures change position on odd-backed cards, with odd-backed duplicates, faro, see also Addenda on page 60Related to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 58
Roy Walton They Match initials on different card come together on one cardInspired by Epilogue (Issue 9) 71
Edward Marlo Signature Transposition cards signed on face (!), signatures transpose, three methodsRelated toVariations Hierophant (Issue 3) 113
Bruce Cervon Outer Limits! one of five unseen cards is signed on the back by performer, cards are turned over and spectator selects same card The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 23) 111
Frank Garcia Wild Cards performer's signature multiplies Million Dollar Card Secrets 25
Peter Kane Signature Transposition two cards signed on back by two people, signatures transposeVariations Card Cavalcade 5
Dr. Jacob Daley Quick Bet spectator initials back of high card, performer of low card, signatures transpose The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 7) 520
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act - First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
- Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
- Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 629
Tony Bartolotta Half Transpo queen side of normal card transposes with blank side of double blank card The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 11) 654
Edward Marlo No Future Plus two selections with different back are placed underneath a magazine, the become one card The Unexpected Card Book 200
Edward Marlo Signo-Transpo front and back signed card jumps from packet to packet, rough-smoothVariations The Unexpected Card Book 55
Edward Marlo Impromptu Signature Transpo Related to The Unexpected Card Book 248
Emil Loew, Karl Fulves Other Applications of the "Educated Envelope"Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9) 754
Peter Kane, Edward Marlo The Sentimental Swiss Signature Switch two cards signed on stickers on face by spectators, signatures transposeInspired by A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 24
Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Back & Forth with signed stickers on backsInspired by Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 8) 110
Karl Fulves (4) Ships That Pass spectator mails a card to you and you on the same day a card to him, when envelopes are opened, the cards have transposed
- Variation A: cards are the same card
- Variation B: full decks are mailed with one reversed card
- Variation C: spectator mails a card to himself and it changes to another or has now performers signature
posed as problems
Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Signo-Transpo front and back signed card jumps from packet to packet, rough-smoothInspired by Lecture Notes 1 29
Karl Fulves Celestial Navigation red-backed and boxed card is selected from blue deckRelated to Packet Switches (Part Four) 237
Jim Hooper Your Autograph, Please sentence appears on blank card Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 11) 437
Karl Fulves The Drop Point card selected from blue-backed deck, red-backed duplicate in other deck found, it then has signature, sleevingRelated to Impromptu Holdouts 6
Karl Fulves Celestial Navigation odd-backed prediction card is signed on back and put in wallet, selection from another deck turns out to be same cardRelated to Coe Norton's Omega Wallet 4
Russ Burns Signature Transpo card signed on both sides, one signature travels to another card Card Cavalcade Finale 101
Karl Fulves The Trip Back signature travels onto another card Teleportation Notes 12
Karl Fulves Redexpress signed card changes back color, backs transpose Teleportation Notes 8
Jim Lee The Flying Signature from one back to anotherVariations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 3) 317
Paul Harris Sliding Ink initials are transfered from card to card Close-up Fantasies - Book I 79
Karl Fulves Color Quik 2&2, reds and blacks mixed in fan condition, when fan is turned over colors have unmixed, visual, multiple phases, selected card appears as finale and signature on it changes into mirror writing Color Quik 9
Derek Dingle Post It! signature on Post It! Note travels from card to cardRelated to The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 164
J. C. Doty Flying Signature Explored Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5, No. 4) 619
Jerry K. Hartman The Flying Signature Variation from one back to anotherInspired by The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. 2) 15
Christian Scherer, Pino Pan Die wandernde Unterschrift signature on back of an ace travels on back of a signed selection Card News '82 78
Christian Scherer The Invisible Signature signature on face of card disappears and reappears Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 1) 728
Jay Sankey Forgery an X is transfered from card to card... The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. 5&6) 43
Sam Leo Horowitz, June Horowitz, Trevor Lewis Double Trouble weird effect Bertram on Sleight of Hand 240
Paul Harris Hi There Baby Cakes performer's name and phone number are written on two cards, one writing travels onto other card (on same side)Also published here A Close-Up Kinda Guy 22
Jon Racherbaumer Autograph Round two backs signed, both signatures travel on same back The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. Summer Extra) 217
Earl Nelson The Flying Signature odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on itRelated to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 1) 56
Frank Simon The Flying Signature, No Palm Method odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on itRelated to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 1) 64
William P. Miesel Signa-Flite odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it, simplified variationInspired by West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 2) 41
Paul Harris Fan Dance spectator's initials on small piece of cardboard, it moves up and down a fan and vanishes, initials appear on selection Close-up Seductions 50
William P. Miesel Twice under the Shot card under shot glass changes into signed selection, card is put back under glass then a second card is selected and signed on the back, signatures turn out to be on same cardInspired by Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 40
Karl Fulves Jumpback No. 49, card signed in red-backed deck and returned, then blue-backed card is chosen from second deck and it has the signatureRelated to More Self-Working Card Tricks 65
Jay Sankey Bit By Bit half the signature comes to top, then full signature, visual The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 58
Ben Harris Signed Blendex odd-backed card finds signed selection, then becomes signed selection Best of Friends - Volume II 484
Danny Korem Signa-Wild Reset Reset in which one four-of-a-kind is signed on back by performer, then signatures transpose on other quartet Korem without Limits 156
Jay Sankey Forgery an X is transfered from card to card Sankey Panky 20
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders The Red Prediction signature travels onto odd-backed prediction Sankey Panky 31
Jay Sankey Clue detective story in which kings change to 2s, a back-marked card becomes signed king Sankey Panky 36
Eric Mead Signed Stunner spectator signs card on face, performer different one on back, both signatures on one card at the end Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 4) 9
Karl Fulves Signature Transpo Credit Information odd-backed, only credit informationRelated to Contemporary Handkerchief Magic - Part Two 53
Edward Marlo Signature Transfer nine methods, ungaffed, stranger, duplicate, double backer, partial roughed menetekel (method 8) Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 189
Jerry Sadowitz Thanks to Hofzinser signature on back multiplies, appears on card pocketed in beginning Cards on the Table 37
David Williamson Signature Removal signature peeled off card, letralin Williamson's Wonders 79
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, walletVariations Unexplainable Acts 11
Gary Ouellet The Olympic Challenge signature transposition, two decks Close Up Illusions 176
John Bannon Tattoo You spectator's initials are transferred from red to blue card, red/blue double backerVariations Smoke and Mirrors 38
Sveroni Romeo und Julia card is torn and performer and spectator sign their name on each half, then the performer's name jump to the other card and back Sveroni Original 32
Alexander de Cova Hangman Plus stick figure on cardboard vanishes and appears on back of signed selectionInspired by
  • "Mr. Stickman" (Richard Sanders, Jay Sankey, When Creators Collide, 1987)
Ein Profi packt aus... 108
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet, revised handlingInspired by Prinzipien in der Praxis 7
Karl Fulves Glass House card chosen and signed, odd-backed prediction in glass matches, then it also has signature Verbatim (Issue 5) 46
Alex Elmsley Signature Piece signature travels from red backed to blue backed deck The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 192
Karl Fulves Erdnase's Envelope signed cards, in nested envelope is odd-backed prediction which then has signature Crooked Tales 78
Karl Fulves Hofzinser's Wallet odd-backed aces from wallet placed on deck, one changes into signed selection (now odd-backed) Crooked Tales 114
Darwin Ortiz Time and Again Cardshark 86
Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Poker Deal travelling signatures Cardshark 159
Darwin Ortiz Signature Effect signature jumps from card to cardVariations Cardshark 23
Peter Duffie No Two Ways About It two signatures transpose Duffie's Card Compulsions 226
Peter Duffie Changing Sides selfworking version of "No Two Ways..." Duffie's Card Compulsions 229
Jim Morrison The Magic Marker rubbing signature off and back on Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18, No. 8) 2542
Darwin Ortiz Bold Fusion creating a double facerVariations Cardshark 139
Simon Aronson This Side Up playing card with "Instructions" written on them becomes signed selection on one sideInspired by
  • "Emergency Card" (Randy Wakeman, Randy Wakeman Presents)
Simply Simon 87
David Garrard Disappearing Ink spectator's signature disappears Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 6) 2660
Stephen Tucker The Xerox Effect signature multiplies on blank cards Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 8) 2683
Paul Harris Sliding Ink initials are transfered from card to card The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 199
Paul Harris Backlash card signed on both sides, spelled to, put in pocket, travels back, one signature changes into performer's nameVariations The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue New Stuff) 29
Paul Harris Membrane spectator selects card with mark on back, mark on back is transfered onto card case The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 41
Paul Harris Hi There Baby Cakes performer's name and phone number are written on two cards, one writing travels onto other card (on same side)Also published here The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 105
Allan Ackerman, John Bannon Impromptu Tattoo You performer signs back of odd-backed card, spectator front of other card, signature jumps on odd-backed cardInspired by Al Cardpone 4
Michael Kaminskas Birthday Wishes birthday trick, selected card is signed on back, card rises to top and from deck comes birthday tune eventually happy birthday is found written on the front Miracle Material 34
Karl Fulves InVisible Ink spectator's initials on back of card vanish, reappear and disappear again, using a ten-card packetRelated toVariations The Fine Print (Issue 4) 69
Aldo Colombini Heat creating double facer and double backer Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20, No. 9) 2840
Karl Fulves Cristabel card signed on back and lost, deck covered with handkerchief, movement, mark now on other card outside deck The Vampire Chronicles 45
Peter Duffie M.I.M.C. Two spectators sign two cards with different backs, the two signatures on the faces transposeInspired by Effortless Card Magic 106
Bruce Cervon X Marks the Spot not signature, but X-mark Hard-Boiled Mysteries 36
Bruce Cervon X Marks the Spot II not signature, but X-mark, simpler for spectator Hard-Boiled Mysteries 40
Bruce Cervon X Marks the Spot III not signature, but X-mark, even simpler and commercial Hard-Boiled Mysteries 42
David Williamson Peel-Off Signature Pristine 5
Wesley James Pristine piece-by-piece restoration of signed card, then folds removed and signature peeled off
- The Force
- Acquiring the Duplicate and the Signatures
- Pre-Creasing
- The Tear
- Switching in the Duplicate
- Restoring the First Piece
- Restoring the Second Piece
- Restoring the Third (last) Piece
- Unloading the Extra Pieces
- The Pristine-ing
Pristine 10
David Regal John Hancock Signature jumps from card to card multiple times, blank card Close-Up & Personal 58
Aldo Colombini Y2K Deck "Double Signature Transpo"
deck of double-blank cards, spectator and performer each sign a card, they transpose, then both signatures on one card
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 60
Darwin Ortiz No Way Out apparent failure in bet presentationInspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 66
Darwin Ortiz Ultimate Fusion creating double facerInspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 168
Karl Fulves Hoftwinzer signature on back of a card travels to another selection Hofzinser Notebook 24
Jay Sankey A Short Fuse Two of Clubs (signed on face) fuses with Ace of Clubs (signed on back) to form double signed Three of ClubsRelated to Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Memorable Images) 3
Tyler Wilson Release The Chocolate Hostage Four of Hearts with spectator's signature changes into Six of Hearts, picking-off-the-pip procedureAlso published here Just be Glad my Name isn't Greg 32
Tyler Wilson Release the Chocolate Hostage Four of Hearts with spectator's signature changes into Six of Hearts, picking-off-the-pip procedureAlso published here Dominatricks 51
Simon Lovell Semi-Switched cards change places while signatures stay put, gaffed Best of Friends - Volume III 125
Peter Duffie Travel Agent Signature transfers from back of one card onto selection's back The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 64
Tony Bartolotta Signature Collection spectator choses a half-card from clear plastic bag, some others tossed up and performer catches matching half-card with a deck while riffling it, prediction card in wallet, then a different card is chosen and signed on back, card in wallet then has the signature on back, Himber wallet, clear forcing bag Prolix (Issue 3) 163
Tyler Wilson Running Man ungaffed handling for Doc Eason's "Anniversary Waltz" Reinventing the Real 85
Tyler Wilson Oscar The Grouch deck with celebrity-names on backs, some transformations on both sides of one of those cards, back changes to named name Reinventing the Real 164
Christian Engblom The Near Perfect Circle circle appears on card, spectator cuts under table, in circle appears name of card cut toRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 38
Karl Fulves Rapid Ink a King labeled with K on back, a Seven with 7, one put in pocket, the faces change placeRelated to Prolix (Issue 7) 442
Karl Fulves Nightmare Scenario "Unexplained"
unknown card marked on back an put in envelope, free selection marked by performer on face, it now has other mark on back and card in envelope spectator's mark, posed as a problem
Inspired by
  • "Nightmare" (Theodore Annemann)
Prolix (Issue 7) 473
Karl Fulves Inkubator written letters on blank card are covered with Post-It note, they travel onto selectionInspired by
  • "A Minor Miracle" (?), Hen Fetsch
Prolix (Issue 8) 558
Ryan Schlutz Insignia signed card, back of magician's name tag predicts selection and then even has the signatureInspired by Making the Cut 81
Karl Fulves Contrarian signed card in case, deck cut in half, one half behind back and back of top card signed, card vanished from case and card in deck is signed by both spectators on the face and odd-backed Prolix (Issue 10) 634
Karl Fulves The Three-Corner Card "Unexplained"
corner of selection torn off and put under case, remaining card signed on back, card put in deck so a part is protruding, prediction card with corner missing shown, it is signed on back and protruding part is now only corner which has vanished from under case, posed as a problem
Inspired by Prolix (Issue 10) 681
Jason Ladanye Forging Ahead initials are moved from one ace to another ace, Out-to-Lunch Confident Deceptions 133
Patrick Lehnen InkOgnito signature is taken off the card and replaced finally the card and the deck turn into blank cards and back to a normal deck again, blank card Lecture Notes 19
Jim Abrahams, Patrick Lehnen Signatory Piece the magician's writing (phone number) travels on the back of other cards and ends up on signed selection Lecture Notes 25
Friedrich Roitzsch Catch Me If You Can spectator's signature travels from back of one card to another FFFF Lecture Notes 2015 4
Benjamin Earl Memento card signed on both sides, card jumps around, one signature changes into performer's nameInspired by Eye Candy 12
Alex Hansford Mystery Card Card is selected and signed, odd-backed card shown to be the same card with different signature, signature then changes into spectator's signature Sprezzatura 22
Michael Feldman Merely Impossible spectator hides card anywhere, apparent misunderstanding, another card turns out to be signed selection under impossible circumstancesRelated to The Pages are Blank 23
Michael Feldman Impromptu Merely Impossible same but with Eight/Ten as duplicates, index is torn offRelated to The Pages are Blank 33