106 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Torn & Restored / Destroyed & "Rediscovered"
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Reginald Scot Of private confederacie, and of Bandons pigeon on using stooges, for example for burnt and rediscovered card
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XIII) 174
Unknown The "Torn Card" card restored except corner, which then visibly reappears, different versions of the mechanical card explained
1876 Modern Magic 139
Unknown The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 358
Professor Field Professor Field's Card Frame pieces shot with pistol on the frame
1889 Tricks with Cards 172
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
1889 Tricks with Cards 206
Unknown, Bland The Card Bouquet five cards are destroyed and shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, some reverse and one has a corner missing which is visibly restored, very mechanical apparatus
1889 Tricks with Cards 241
Unknown The new Watch and Card Target pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there too
Inspired byRelated to 1890 More Magic 403
H. F. C. Suhr Der moderne Phönix No. 3, card torn to pieces and burnt in a flash on a bowl, restored card underneath bowl, see Zauberspiegel for Suhr attribution
Also published here 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 89
Unknown Die magische Reparatur-Anstalt No. 12, card signed and torn in two, one half burnt, reproduced from envelope
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 102
Unknown Die verschwundene und wiedergefundene Karte card is burned or vanishes, it reappears gradually as it is pulled out of the bottom of a hat, using a foldable card with black cloth back
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 169
Unknown Citrone und Karte burned card appears in chosen lemon
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 39
Unknown Chemische Reparaturanstalt card marked on both ends and cut in half, one half burnt and found in nest of envelope
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 71
Unknown Der geheimnisvolle Cylinderhut three cards are burnt and fired with pistol against top hat where they reappear
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 166
H. F. C. Suhr Der moderne Phönix card torn to pieces and burnt in a flash on a bowl, restored card underneath bowl
Also published here Aug. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 179
Unknown Extraordinary Restoration procedure for adding and forcing the extra corner
1897 New Era Card Tricks 75
Unknown Cards Shot Against a Hat three selections torn up and shot at borrowed hat, where they appear attached to the crown of the hat
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 80
Unknown The Card and Handkerchief card visibly appears attached to handkerchief
1897 New Era Card Tricks 89
Unknown The Halved Card card cut in half, one half destroyed and rediscovered, variant in which the half is brought in theater by district messenger boy (Western Union Card Trick)
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 130
Unknown The Phoenix picture card burned and restored minus a corner, tearing off a corner off double card
1897 New Era Card Tricks 132
Carl Willmann Der Hut als Zielscheibe two cards burned and shot on top hat, they reappear stuck to bottom of top hat
Jan. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 6
Unknown Selbstverbrennung einer Karte und ihre Wiederherstellung No. 16, card placed on stand, burns on command, reappears in bottle that is broken to get it out, flap folding card in bottle
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 97
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XX. Ein anderes Bild
  • 1. Das magnetische Kartenspiel (cards cling to hand)
  • 2. Bibifax (hole cut into hat, hat is then fully restored)
  • 3. Sympathie (card penetrates hat visibly)
  • 4. Ein Meisterschuss (cards are torn and loaded into gun, they appear restored inside hat)
  • 5. Die verschwindenden Karten (cards vanish under silk)
1902 Moderne Magie 186
Hugo Schrader Die Karte am Spiesse card torn, one half put into end of stick by spectator and burned, it reappears somewhere else, unclear description but features a switch with a card at the end of a stick
Dec. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1) 1
Frederick Barrington Barrington's Torn Card Trick card torn in four pieces, one freely selected, rest burned and fired with piston onto nest of envelope in which restored card with missing piece is found
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 96
Unknown Resurrection of the Cards four selection burnt, ashes in glass, restored cards "walk" out of glass
1909 The Art of Magic 207
John Northern Hilliard Card, Orange and Candle torn and burnt card discovered inside orange with corner proof, wet card is shot on candle with pistol an appears in flame dry and restored
1909 The Art of Magic 225
Stanley Collins Le Dernier Cri Mutilated Card Experiment card cut into four pieces, three are burnt and found restored in nest of envelopes
Related to 1915 Original Magical Creations 46
Charles T. Jordan Cremo! Card Restoration Extraordinary card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 33
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Das Messerchen der Marquise card is burnt and ashes placed on newspaper, knife placed inside ashes and card appears restored on tip of the blade
1927 Leichte Zauberei 136
Oswald Rae Card and Cigarette three pieces of a signed and torn card in envelope transform into tobacco, card is found restored in cigarette, last piece fits
1929 More Practical Patter 8
Oswald Rae The Phoenix Card and Ring Mystery signed card is torn in quarters and put in an envelope, a finger ring is added and everything burnt with a candle, finger ring with rolled up restored card is found in ball of wool inside a parcel
Also published here
  • "The Phoenix Card and Ring Mystery" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 Original Magic 1
Theodore Annemann The Borrowed Deck Tragedy selection turns over in deck, then it's put in an envelope and envelope destroyed, card reappears face up in deck, borrowed deck, duplicate
Also published here 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 3
Theodore Annemann The Improved Burned Card selection turns over, is burned and reappears in deck, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 136
Charles T. Jordan Cremo Card Restoration card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Al Saal The New Torn Corner Card pieces placed in handkerchief transform in note with message, other card becomes restored card
1938 Greater Magic 248
Maldino Eine Kartenwanderung card is destroyed and appears restored between two wooden disks
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4) 19
Theodore Annemann Card in High initialed card burned in newspaper (dummy card printed on newspaper), reappears in rubber banded wallet (with dummy behind glass)
Related to 1940 The Jinx (Issue 95) 585
Laurie Ireland The Card in the Sandwich card torn vanishes in box and appears in sandwich, corner fits
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 2
Dr. William Weyeneth Un de mes Trucs followed by german translation "Einer meiner Tricks", torn card is found restored between two coasters
June 1941 La Baguette Magique (Issue 6) 6
Dell O'Dell, James F. Herpick Kiss and Tell lipstick kissed card by female spectator is burnt and a blank card in an initialed envelope transforms into it
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 74
Theodore DeLand Cremation selection is burnt and a glass half filled with confetti is shown, the confetti vanishes and the selection is inside the glass
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 87
Unknown Card in the Egg - Wand torn and restored card to egg
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 69
George Armstrong Avatara borrowed deck, card is selected one is thought of, selected is burnt, and the other card vanishes from borrowed deck, both appear in a nest of envelopes in the performer's wallet held by spectator
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 93) 376
William Lindsay Gresham Nightmare Allez torn and restored tarot card, with menetekel deck and a way to copy the signature
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 115) 461
Paul Curry Gutter Magic card is found on the street, destroyed and vanished, then found again at the same spot as in the beginning
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 532
Donald Holmes Die zerrissene Karte card cut into four pieces and one piece is freely selected, other three pieces vanish and card is restored in envelope
1947 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 3&4) 13
George G. Kaplan The Card in the Balloon torn and restored card in balloon
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 128
Jack Yeager Card in Egg Routine De Luxe torn card restored in egg, corner verification, with wand
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 17
Eddie Joseph Tear It - Restore It restored card found back in deck except torn corner
1950 Card Bonanza 8
Eugene Gloye Fitting the Pieces six cards are chosen and torn in half, each spectator keeps one half and the other is sealed in envelope, performer divines cards in envelope and locates owner of other half, last piece is burnt and card is found restored in envelope
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 42
Lu Brent Card And Cigarette Card torn into four pieces, placed in handkerchief. When opened, only one corner remaining, the other three pieces are restored and found in cigarette in magician's mouth
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 16
Bert Douglas The Scotchman's Pocketbook destroyed card is rediscovered in wallet, missing piece
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 18
George Coon The Card and Cigarette Case torn and restored card to metal cigarette case, two pieces proof
Variations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 18
Valentino Graziadei Ein geheimnisvoller Kartentrick borrowed deck, selection is found reversed in the deck, then card is destroyed and found in the deck again
1964 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 1&2) 27
Paul Stadelman Burning A Lady Alive signed card is torn, burnt and eventually found restored in the deck
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 78
Robert Parrish Card in Orange corner proof, card torn up
Related to 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 169
James Auer Torn Corner Ideas destroyed card found restored in lighter or pencil
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 40
Theodore Annemann La tragédie du jeu empruné selection turns over in deck, then it's put in an envelope and envelope destroyed, card reappears face up in deck, borrowed deck, duplicate
Also published here 1970 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 2) 39
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Okito Card Frame torn pieces of a card appear in card frame one by one where the card is found restored
Related toVariations 1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 40
Eric C. Lewis The Eric Lewis Revised Model of the Okito Card Frame
Inspired by 1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 46
Scotty York, Samuel Berland Simplex Card in the Purse card is signed by performer and spectator then torn and vanished only to be rediscovered and restored in the purse
Related to 1975 Lecture 51
Scotty York VI. Torn and Restored Card variation of ending of Simplex Card in the Purse
Related to 1977 Greenville Lecture 7
Unknown Of private confederacy. burned card appears somewhere, Richard Kaufman's transcription of Reginald Scot's card section
Related to 1979 CardMagic 66
Jean Merlin Zündhölzer, Karten und Geldschein spectator reverses card behind back, it matches prediction, card torn up and burned except one piece, another card changes into bill, in wallet are the matches and in match book the restored card
VariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1974
Mar. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 34
Al Mann, T. Page Wright, William Larsen The Royal Album torn and restored card, corner as a reference, Al Koran Wallet
Related to
  • Sphinx Vol.27 #9, 1928
1981 The "H" Factor 26
Larry Jennings Structured - A Routine with the Jennings Wallet (Signed Torn and Restored Card to Envelope) card torn, appears restored in envelope in wallet, featuring the Jennings Wallet
1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 6
Pedro Eine Kartenroutine mit der Dove Pan (Taubenkasserolle) card appears with rabbit in dove pan, corner fits
1985 Gimmick (Issue 1) 9
Peter Duffie Dichotomy Spectator thinks of card from packet. Packet is torn in half, half of the selection is kept, the rest are burnt. Torn half of selection is found stapled to a prediction letter in a sealed envelope.
Also published here 1986 Quartet 5
Unknown Die zerrissene und wiederhergestellte Karte with sand frame
Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 163
Larry Jennings Structured card torn, appears restored in envelope in wallet, featuring the Jennings Wallet
1988 The Cardwright 188
Robert Parrish The Card in the Orange
Related to 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 89
Guy Hollingworth Burnt and Restored Card UCS
1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 14
Guy Hollingworth A Destroyed and Reproduced Card UCS, found in envelope or sealed pack
Variations 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 219
Theodore DeLand Cremation and Confetti No. 23, card burned, confetti in glass changes to restored card, see "General note" on p. 140 for credit
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 139
Guy Hollingworth Burnt and Restored Card UCS, card found in Sealed Pack
2000 Excerpts 1
Peter Duffie In the Nick of Time two signed cards sealed in envelope, one burned, it is found with the other card in the other envelope with burnt back
2000 New Inspirations 5
Ben Harris Particle Physics Spectator names any card, card is found face up in the deck. Card is sandwiched between Jokers, packet is torn into four, card vanishes and appears face up in deck.
Related to 2000 Quarks & Quirks 24
Paul Curry The Malini Idea card is found on the streets, torn and vanished, then it's found back on the spot before, corner fits
Also published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 268
Dan Garrett Torn and Re-Born corner torn off card, rest torn in tiny pieces and dropped in envelope, when opened again the card is restored, corner now initialed, rest torn again in pieces and pieces put in purse, when purse is opened it has a folded business card inside with "look in the envelope" where the restored card now is, laminated in plastic, Gaetan Bloom's Intercessor
2002 2002 — The Last Palindrome 13
Gabi Pareras Ases Clandestinos (Una "rota y recompuesta" inesperada) four Aces signed on the backs penetrate post card / piece of newspaper, "quinta firma", duplicate, last card is torn in pieces, vanishes and then found restored under post card
  • Firmando los dorsos
  • El reparto
  • Primera penetración
  • Segunda penetración
  • Tercera penetración
  • Notas
    • Las penetraciones
    • La carta rota y recompuesta
2002ca. Secuencias 50
Ted Lesley The Card in the Orange card is torn and put in envelope, all but one piece vanish and restored card is found in orange, Teleport Envelope
2003 2003 U.S. Master Class Notes 25
Peter Duffie Composite two selections torn in half, one half each initialed and other burned, re-appear in envelope
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Composite" (Peter Duffie, Trio, 1985)
2004 Subtle Miracles 45
Peter Duffie Dichotomy one card of packet though-of, packet torn in half, half of thought-of card retained and rest burned, other half with prediction in envelope
Also published here 2004 Subtle Miracles 60
Juan Tamariz, Dr. Jacob Daley Some Time Ago card at number is destroyed and found again restored at same number
Inspired by
  • Item 183 in "Jacob Daley's Notebooks" 1972.
2004 Mnemonica 254
Vanni Bossi, Frederick Barrington My Handling of the Barrington's Torn Card Trick with universal switching gimmick for small objects
Inspired by 2005 Vanni Bossi Las Vegas Lecture 5
Michael Ammar, Gary Plants Restored Card To Wallet torn pieces change to credit card, card restored from wallet
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 282
Vanni Bossi, Frederick Barrington A Good Torn Card Trick
Inspired by 2007 Lecture Notes Las Vegas 2007 5
Dani DaOrtiz It's Not Another... Torn And Restored Card signed with matching corner, found restored in wallet
2007 Lecture Notes 33
Bill Abbott Autograph x2 card travels into wallet twice, it is apparently torn in between, Mullica Wallet
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 15
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Love Laughs King burnt and found restored in Himber wallet precursor z-fold, torn corner dodge
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Nov. 1928
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 286
Dani DaOrtiz It is not a torn and restored card "Trilogy of the Double Tearing Move - Impromptu"
method to get a duplicate torn corner, see following applications
2008 Card Cemetery 25
Dani DaOrtiz Back in time number named, card at that position signed, torn up, pieces vanish except a corner, rest re-appears at same position
Also published here 2008 Card Cemetery 30
Dani DaOrtiz Restored Card to the Shoe
2008 Card Cemetery 38
Roberto Giobbi Carta-da-Fé how to burn a card
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue June 21) 184
Roberto Giobbi Burning Card tip on how to burn card, in envelope
Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 33
Dani DaOrtiz Time Moves in Reverse
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!
number named, card counted to, it is torn and vanishes, found restored at same position minus one corner
Related to May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 34
Steven Hamilton Thanks to Collins card torn in quarters, one piece freely chosen, other quarters burnt, card restored in nest of envelopes
Related to 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 122
John Gaughan The Watch and Card Target
  • The Chamber of Secrets
pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there too
Related to Feb. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 2) 20
Guy Hollingworth Burnt and Restored Card reappears in sealed deck, UCS
2015 Renovations 43
Vanni Bossi Framing the Sandman card appears in frame minus torn corner, ungaffed
Inspired byVariations 2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 8
Andy (The Jerx) Hallmark Card torn into pieces, one piece held by spectator. Pieces vanish, restored card found in envelope
2016 The Jerx 229
Andy (The Jerx) Epilogue Describes trick where a card is torn, and restored via "actual" time travel
2016 The Jerx 337
Iñaki Zabaletta El Tiempo Atrás card at named number is removed, torn and then vanishes just to be found restored again at the same position
2019 ¿Quién es Iñaki Zabaletta? 47
Dani DaOrtiz Back at The Time number named, card at that position signed, torn up, pieces vanish except a corner, rest re-appears at same position
Also published here 2019 Semi Automatic 16
Max Malini The Missing Link hiding a card in advance at an earlier visit for later discovery of a torn and vanished card with corner proof, card sewn into spectator's jacket, pieces vanish in newspaper square
Related to
  • "The Missing Link" (Sleight of Hand, Sachs)
2022 Max Malini 237
Paul Curry Gutter Magic card is found on the street, destroyed and vanished, then found again at the same spot as in the beginning
Also published here 2022 Max Malini 301