119 entries in Cards / Principles / Spelling
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Charles T. Jordan The Simplicity Speller No. 9, card selected and cut into deck, long phrase with selection spelled, spelling to twenty-sixth card Thirty Card Mysteries 37
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For No. 28, full deck stackVariationsAlso published here Thirty Card Mysteries 74
Unknown A Baffling Spell card put on table is used to spell to second selection Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 29
Tom Sellers The Cute Speller using packet with cards that spell with same number of letters Card Tricks That Work 20
Unknown Mental Spelling progressive spelling set-up Mental Magic with Cards 17
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-upRelated toAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 83
Unknown Impromptu Speller system for spelling every card with thirteen letters Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Charles T. Jordan Wizard Spelling Master two banks that spell with nine resp. twelve card each Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 47
Theodore Annemann Spell It Yourself two decks, progressive set-up, out of hand selection procedure Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 62
Jean Hugard System for Arranging Cards for Any Spelling Combination explained with the effect in which every value in a suit is spelled out Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 41
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with eleven letters except for four exceptions, card is placed at position eleven by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Thought Spelling progressive set-up, three spectators Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 53
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For full deck stackAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 56
Frank Squires, Lloyd E. Jones Frank Squires' Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows upVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo stacked, one-way backs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 165
Henry Christ Spell Me! thought-of card, progressive set-upRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 195
Robert Parrish The Version used by Robert Parrish as previous routine but setting a selection in spelling position You'd be Surprised 41
Unknown Placing Selection at Spelling Position spread or thumb count Greater Magic 310
Theodore Annemann Magic versus Mentalism thought of card is spelled to from two decks, progressive spelling set-up The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 363
Alphonso Much Thought three thought-of cards found by spelling, two decks, progressive spelling set-up The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 367
Unknown Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards" Expert Card Technique 347
Herb Runge Pick Up The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Unknown Spelling Any Card with 13 Letters The Stripper Deck 22
Jack Vosburgh Automaton Spell using one-way backs The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 130) 748
Edward Marlo 3. As a Speller Replacement replacing under Twelve Cards for Spelling Off the Top 4
Edouard Cartier Palm Placement palmed card inserted at certain position when cards are spread through Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 4) 151
Max Katz Formula for any Spelling Trick spelling through the values of a suit, spectator gets it wrong, how to arrive at the formulaVariations Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 5) 156
Richard F. McKinney Spelling Trick Formula Inspired by Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 8) 186
Unknown Thought Stealer progressive set upVariations The Royal Road to Card Magic 23
John Hamilton Of the Phoenix The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 177) 710
Cardini Cardini's Mind Reading Card Trick No. 16, Uses six duplicates Scarne on Card Tricks 33
Royal Vale Heath, John Scarne Heath's Master Speller No. 15, Ace to king packet arranged, random card cut to, value spelled repeatedly to get Ace to King in sequence Scarne on Card Tricks 31
Royal Vale Heath Tap Tap Tap selection and five other cards are put in envelopes, performer taps the envelopes and spectator mentally spells his card, when he stops the performer his hand is on the correct envelope, using deck with different backs (rainbow) The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 201) 802
Bill Simon The Locator Three of Clubs spectator thrusts a known card into a card spread of 28 cards and his selection is found Effective Card Magic 152
Max Katz Counting the Cards spelling through a deck from ace to king 26 Originals 21
Edward Marlo C. Spelling out an Unknown Card second deal Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 137
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same cardVariations Card Tricks 316
Edward Marlo Mental Spell is this Paul Rosini's? Fingertip peeked at card is spelled to, progressive spelling set-up Estimation 49
Edward Marlo Mechanical Estimation Effects as a location or spelling effect Estimation 10
Harry Lorayne Spellbinder any selection is spelled to Deck-Sterity 17
Edward Marlo Speller Presentation thought-of spelling with progressive set-up and optional prediction (billet index) Expert Card Conjuring 86
Paul Swinford Duo Spell two mentally chosen cards spelled out, see p. 206 for referencesRelated toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 194
Roy Walton Helensburg Speller spelling to any thought of card, Phoenix #98 reference given on p. 236, see also p. 254 for referencesInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 2nd Folio) 221
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 2) 227
Edward Marlo Flash Spelling Variations Expert Card Chicanery 30
Bill Logan Perfect Packet Spell spectator removes a couple of number cards, performer arranges them instantly so they spell out in wanted order one by one The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 2) 576
Cushing Strout Speaking of Spells setting up for the referenced spelling tricks with location routineInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 2) 829
North Bigbee ESPell Mental using Jumbo ESP cards, in envelopes, spelling and down-under dealInspired by
  • Paul Siegel's "Colorspell" in "Mentalism a la Mode"
The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 114) 569
Joseph K. Schmidt JKSpell packet, progressive spelling set-up, see also p. 864 for credit informationInspired by
  • "Magic Spell" (Dai Vernon, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946, p. 259)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 4) 861
Unknown Thought Speller No. 30, card from small packet thought-of, later found when another spectator says stop as cards are removed from pocket one by one Self-Working Card Tricks 48
Ken Krenzel The Block-Cover Pass Immediate Spell The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 218
Larry Becker The 13th Card double prediction, prediction written of card found when spectator's card is spelled to, and duplicate of spectator's card in pocket World of Super Mentalism 63
Larry Becker The Vampire Spell signed card in one of five envelopes, envelopes shuffled and word spelled for times, remaining envelope contains card, vampire presentation World of Super Mentalism 105
Bruce Cervon The Perfect Speller credit information on Lie Speller Riffle Shuffle Control 14
Karl Fulves Speller Note brief note on Cervon's "Perfect Speller"Related to Riffle Shuffle Control 20
Larry Becker Fabulous Gypsy Spell six gipsy cards, one is selected and a chosen word from list used to spell through the cards The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 75
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-upAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 1
Jeff Altman Short and Sweet progressive set-up Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 9) 532
Max Abrams Max Abrams version for puzzling speller and highlighting mistake in original descriptionRelated to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 112
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principleRelated to The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 169
Philip T. Goldstein Manhattan Transfer lie speller with automatic control, credit information for Lie SpellingInspired by 12/12 5
David Hambly Magic by David Hambly The 7 Card Spell
selection found by spelling a sentence and always eliminating card until one is left
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 22) 427
Brian Flannigan Fagin spelling a number, two outs, prediction with cigarette packet Spell-Binder (Vol. 3, No. 32) 618
Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Shuffled Speller cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card, ungaffed approach for Patrick Page's "Beyond the Veil" Inspired by Thequal 7
Philip T. Goldstein Manhattan Transfer lie speller with automatic control, credit information for Lie SpellingInspired by Lechter Notes 1
Frederick Braue Item spelling almost any card with eleven letters The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Frederick Braue Mental Telepathy Stack four spectators think of a card from a group, they're spelled out, progressive spellers (1935) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller featuring Cervon's lie detector strategie The Cervon File 29
Edward Marlo, U. F. Grant Grant's Lost Card Trick spelling principle to divine any thought of card Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 299
Stewart James 3 Little Words - Two Pile Lie Speller: The Roots
- Two Pile Lie Speller: The Trick
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 32) 1379
Edward Marlo No Adjustment Spell with unknown card That's It 19
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)Also published here That's It 52
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)Also published here Finally! 61
Bruce Cervon Lie Speller brief The Aronson Approach 28
Alex Elmsley A Double Prediction two cards, progressive spelling set-up, one-ahead, sixteenth card principleVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 311
Charles Cameron Devilish Sorcery progressive spelling with word cards New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 1) 12
Verall Wass Spelling Calculation spelling system, from 1953 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 24
Frederick Braue Discoveries - The Speller chapter intro The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 21
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)Also published here Simplicity at Your Fingertips 6
Steve Beam Bottoming Out all values are spelled, selection is found at last letter of last value, sucker elementRelated toVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 17
Unknown Speller spelling to any card at position twelve The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 351
Alex Elmsley Paraspell two cards, faro-version of Stewart James' "Evolution of a Dream" The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 353
Sid Lorraine A Percentage Trick More Greater Magic 1227
Paul Rosini Paul Rosini's Spelling Trick with a Mentally Chosen Card progressive set-up More Greater Magic 1205
John Northern Hilliard Hilliard's Spelling Trick with a Mentally Chosen Card progressive set-up More Greater Magic 1205
Philip T. Goldstein Symbue color cards, thought of color & design spelled to, progressive speller principle Thabbatical 12
Simon Aronson Spell Check three cards spelled to consecutively starting with random card, selection at end of last spell, declining letter spells Simply Simon 139
Allan Slaight Sly Stebbins spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selectionVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 46
Edward Marlo Flash Speller Related to from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 17
Bruce Cervon The Cervon "Perfect Speller" Workers Number 5 11
Alan H. Jackson Mathematically Improved Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20, No. 11) 2866
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Outsmart named card spelled to, twenty-six phrases for every card Ah-ha! 82
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Up -spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selectionInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1332
Edward Marlo Flash Speller 21st Century Card Magic 25
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items, Card Spelling credit informationRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 66
Marty Kane V.D. valentines day patter, card is found by dealing and spelling, she loves me / loves me not for down-under dealInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 73
Simon Aronson Double Progressive Spell Stack Integrate two "progressive" spell stacks togetherRelated to Try the Impossible 41
Simon Aronson Simon's Flash Speller System to figure out number of letters in any card's nameInspired byRelated to Try the Impossible 131
Simon Aronson Spell It Out Spelling random card to find actual selection Try the Impossible 136
Karl Fulves Sherlock's Card No. 6, multiple out spelling to locate selection My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 13
Jim Steinmeyer The King Mystery spelling values to arrive at King, Kruskal Impuzzibilities 14
Philip T. Goldstein Retinue Reuniter five cards torn (to build stack) and magically paired, Ramasee principle Redivider 35
Unknown Banked Speller Dear Mr. Fantasy 95
Karl Fulves Card Speller credit information on spelling to cards Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 433
Karl Fulves On the Count-Spell Principle credit information Prolix (Issue 2) 99
Walter B. Gibson New Spelling Trick count-spell principleAlso published here
  • The Magician Monthly, July 1918
Prolix (Issue 2) 99
Karl Fulves Speller Notes A. on locating previous trick
B. Instanto Deck and any card spelling
C. short routine to spell any named card impromptu, face-up counting and turnover pass
D. cutting as deck is dumped from case
Related to Prolix (Issue 2) 100
Karl Fulves First To Tenth spelling any value to get to sixth card, two-card prediction application Prolix (Issue 3) 166
Paul Martin Recycling Si spelling principle in Si Stebbins Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 169
Benjamin Earl Spell This S...H...I...T... "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Michael Weber Under My Spell small packetInspired by
  • "Fruitrick" (Phil Goldstein)
Knew & Improved 6
Woody Aragon The Cheerleader thought of card from a pile of cards is spelled to A Book in English 107
Woody Aragon Routined Spelling multiple phase spelling trick:
- a freely chosen color
- a freely chosen suit
- a freely chosen card by spelling its name
- a freely chosen card by progressively revealing the suit and the value from spelling
A Book in English 113
Harry Lorayne Psychic Spell placing the selection with preliminary bluff spell and turnover of whole packet Special Effects 181
Marty Kane Three-Peat Deceit Mathematical spelling routine to reveal a selection.Inspired by
  • Bottom to Top Principle (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic, 2013)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 162
Max Maven Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divined Session Notes 1
Alex Hansford A Childish Spelling Trick two selections lost and shuffled in the deck, spelled to cleanly, with demonstration spell & faro placement Sprezzatura 48
Unknown Consecutive Bottom Deal Count-Down Related to The Pages are Blank 55