37 entries in Cards / Principles / One Way / Edgemarked
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Jack Merlin The Spread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found
Variations 1927/28 20
Chung Ling Soo The "Soo" Stripper Pack one-way edgemark
1933 86
Garender's Unique Principle - One-Way Locations one-way decks with marks near edge
1937 149
Second Card Location edge one-way backs
1937 150
Long Distance Location edge one-way backs
1937 150
The Super Spread edge one-way backs
1937 151
The Pencil-Line Detection one-way via edge mark
Related to 1938 65
Theodore Annemann Any Deck One-Way making a one way deck, dirt
May 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 60)
Charlie Miller Version of Selbit's Cards and Tray out-of-hand selection of two cards, one from pocket, one caught from thrown up deck
1961 30
Charlie Miller The Corner Marked Deck
1961 59
Al Koran The Scored Deck diagonal scratch on side of new deck
1972 168
Edward Marlo One Way Combination Deal dealing full house, three pairs to choose from, punch, edgemark, one way
1980 11
Edward Marlo The Sting punch deal with natural edge marks, Bee deck, see Busby reference for credit information
Related to 1984 24
Stanton Carlisle Impromptu One-Way Deck line on edge
1991 17
Jeff Busby Chapter 3: The Work and Its Background on the gambling history of edge work, credit information
  • End Marking
  • The Evolution of Gambler's Edge Work
  • The Real Work
  • Johnson Tips It
  • Edge Work for Sale
edge work vs bevel edge work
Related to 1998 21
Jeff Busby Chapter 4: Magicians and Edge Work on edge work in print, DeLand's Wonder Pack, credit information
  • Cutting Any Card Called
  • Downs' Work
  • One-Way Edge Marking
  • Tarbell's Work
  • Hilliard's Omnibus Exploration
  • Crimp Edge Work
  • Jack McMillen's Work
  • J.G. Thompson Jr.'s Method
  • Walsh's Method
  • Merlini's Method
  • Kosky's Method
  • Marlo's Edge Reader
  • Gene Grant's Method
  • Karroll Priest's Method
  • The "Cardini" Deck
  • Burton's Devil's Deck Variant
  • No Playing Cards - Strictly for the Mentalist
Related to 1998 27
Jack McMillen Astral Vision edge-marked diagonal line, card location after riffle shuffle, mechanical interlocking chain principle, with more details and corrections by Jeff Busby
Related toAlso published here
  • "Mental Mysteries with Cards" (Larsen & Wright, 1942)
1998 31
Jeff Busby Chapter 5: The Texans and The Secret on the one-way feature of the Texan '45 Palmetto deck
  • Discovering the Secret of the Palmettos
  • Understanding the Work
  • A First Exercise
  • Putting in the Work
  • The Advantages of the Texan
1998 40
Jeff Busby A One-Way Street on the one-way principle, credit information, and the option of doing that material with an edge-marked one-way deck
1998 60
Jeff Busby One-Way Glass card selected out-of-hands from shuffled deck, performer names position of selection, almost no-touch, out-of-hand reversal method
Inspired by
  • "Mind Mirror" (Jack McMillen, "Mental Mysteries with Cards", Larsen & Wright, 1942)
1998 62
Jeff Busby Dumping the Work shuffling a one-way edge-marked deck to lose the orientation
1998 64
Jeff Busby Magnetic Blackjack High-Low separated deck combined with Gilbreath principle
Related to 1998 111
Jeff Busby The Gray Code credit information, comments on the possibility to combine gray code stack work with one-way edge-marked cards
1998 122
Self Locating Pack off-the-shelf one-way edge marked deck
Also published here
  • The Seven Circles, June 1931, p. 17
The Fine Print (Issue 10)
Ellis Stanyon Pencil Line on the Edge of the Pack No. 16, impromptu one-way
1999 9
Karl Fulves Knife Edged spectator cuts deck, counts off packet, remembers last card, replaces and cuts again, card stabbed by performer, edge mark line
Inspired byRelated to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 4)
Jack Avis Tip for Use with a Stacked Deck diagonal pencil line on edge
Related to 2006 34
John Cottle Border Control on using border-less cards, control, location, fingertip peek force
Related to Sep. 2017
Operandi (Issue 3)
Ondřej Pšenička Hunting the Butterflies History of one-way decks and edge-marked decks, which led to the Butterfly playing cards
2017 6
Ondřej Pšenička What Are Butterfly Playing Cards? Description of how the Butterfly cards should be used

  • The Two-Way Markings
  • The One-Way Markings
  • The One-Way Flower
  • The One-Way Faces
2017 13
Ondřej Pšenička Impossible Divination Divine selection under impossible conditions, uses Butterfly cards
Related to 2017 46
Ondřej Pšenička Impossible Divination Kicker After divining the card, spell their name to find the card
Related to 2017 53
Ondřej Pšenička Combination of the Two Above Combining Impossible Divination and Dealing Any Four-of-a-Kind, uses Butterfly Cards
Related to 2017 59
Ondřej Pšenička The Evidence Story Effect Two cards selected. Spelling the color, suit and value of one card locates the other three of a kind for the other selection
2017 64
Ondřej Pšenička Lazy Man on Edge Lazy Man Card Trick plot, uses Butterfly cards
Inspired by 2017 70
Ondřej Pšenička Motion Memory Magician able to deal and separate red and black cards with face down cards
2017 74
Ondřej Pšenička Diplopia on Steroids Diplopia done with Butterfly Cards, magician and spectator each pick of a card, then find each other's card, uses Butterfly cards
Inspired by 2017 82