116 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Edgemarked
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Edge Marked Locator
1897 New Era Card Tricks 75
Jack Merlin Ink Card Used in Conjunction with Count Tricks
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Inked Card as Key Card in tabled spread
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 21
Victor Farelli The Tail of the "Q" (A New "Key" Card.), edge marking a card so mark becomes visible in beveled deck
Related to 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 74
Theodore Annemann Edge-Marked Locator
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 104
Unknown The Pencil-Line Detection one-way via edge mark
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 65
John Scarne Ace-Cutting four packets cut to and dropped, top Ace turns over, daubed edge
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 72
Unknown The Inked Card
1938 Greater Magic 82
Bob Hummer Double Thought two cards are located, edge marked deck with razor blade
Also published here 1941 Six More Hummers 7
Bob Hummer A Possible Impossibility deck under handkerchief, packet cut and shuffled, bottom card remembered and packet replaced on deck, card is located, nail edge mark of entire deck
Also published here 1941 Six More Hummers 12
Bert Fenn I Win! several phases, see p. 953 for corrections
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 237) 947
Audley Walsh Audley's Best
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 270) 1078
Bob Hummer Double Thought two cards are located, edge marked deck with razor blade
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 4
Bob Hummer A Possible Impossibility deck under handkerchief, packet cut and shuffled, bottom card remembered and packet replaced on deck, card is located, nail edge mark of entire deck
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 5
Cy Endfield Method of Edge Marking
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 13
Edward Marlo Second Method imperfection, nailnick, edgemark
1956 Fingertip Control 6
Edward Marlo Multiple Card Control Sequence imperfection, nailnick, edgemark
1956 Fingertip Control 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Middle Deal all cards above are pushed over, estimation or edge marked
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Poker Deal shuffled deck, marked
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge same concept as The Poker Deal
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
Peter Alexis Dark Vision four cards selected, one put in envelope rest shuffle back, all divined in other room, fair conditions, secret deck switch, deck top-edgemarked with line during performance, see also p. 864 for comment by J. G. Thompson
Related to Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 17
Edward Marlo Marlo Edge Reader - Putting in the Work edge marking system for Bee back, handling and locating in riffle shuffle position
1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Edge Reader) 1
Edward Marlo Four Card Cull (Edge Readers)
1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Edge Reader) 3
Edward Marlo The Order Cull (Edge Readers)
1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Edge Reader) 5
Edward Marlo The Cull Stack (Edge Reader)
1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Edge Reader) 5
Edward Marlo Unfaro Match selection is matched, edgemarked deck
1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 5
Edward Marlo Quadruple Match selection is matched with three mates, edgemarked deck
1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 6
Edward Marlo The Named Four cutting to any four of a kind called for, edgemarked
1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 9
James G. Thompson Jr., Ned Rutledge On Edge edgemarked deck
1967 Between Two Minds 23
J. B. Bobo Triple Threat Card dotted, corner short, edge marked
Related to
  • Genii, Aug. 1947, p. 368
July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Edward Marlo Marlo Key Card two corner shorts, punch, crimp, edge mark, see page 156 for additional observations
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 69
Edward Marlo The Geiger Discovery selection found in spread, edge marked key
Related toVariations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 86
John Scarne Edge-Marking Technique as card is inserted
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 125
Edward Marlo The Edge Mark Stack
1974 The Ten Hand Poker Stack 177
Dai Vernon Thumbnail Mark Location Scratch on the edge of the deck with thumbnail
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 225
Edward Marlo The Pushoff Second Deal plus comment about edge mark work
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 7
Edward Marlo Aces at any Number four Aces at four numbers via edge marks and second deal
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 8
Edward Marlo The Edge Mark Cull face down while counting cards to table
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 10
Edward Marlo One Way Combination Deal dealing full house, three pairs to choose from, punch, edgemark, one way
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 11
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined, six methods
Also published here 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 5
Ken De Courcy, Hen Fetsch Super Spell gaffed deck, spelling to any named card, count-spell
Inspired by
  • "Magic Spell" (Hen Fetsch, ca. 1950)
1980 Super Spell 2
Bob Hummer Double Thought two cards are located, edge marked deck with razor blade
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 18
Bob Hummer A Possible Impossibility deck under handkerchief, packet cut and shuffled, bottom card remembered and packet replaced on deck, card is located, nail edge mark of entire deck
Related toAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 19
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Different Drum two versions
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 79
Kate Shiels Witch Craft prediction/ divination of relation of cards cut to and put in pocket
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 298) 1489
Karl Fulves Digital Version spectator removes any straight flush, performer names it after looking through deck, optional edge-mark helps
1982 Card Counting 5
Karroll Priest Edge Marks edgemarked deck
1982 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 300) 1499
Edward Marlo On These Subjects procedure for locating nicked, scratched, edge marked cards while riffle shuffling
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 81
Edward Marlo On Edge Marking tip
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 323
Jan Torell Mein Computer-Deck edgemarked deck
1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 17
Edward Marlo Removing Any Named Card from Fan edge-marked cards, memorized deck
1985 Formula One Close-Up 52
Edward Marlo, Oscar Weigle Cure for a Late Night Location edge marked card, faro
1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 5
Alex Elmsley A Delicate Balance freely removed selection's color is named repeatedly, edge-mark in center
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 45
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 1994 Thabbatical 46
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Blank Look performer finds selection in reverse fan
  • Second Method (Karl Fulves)
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 117
Karl Fulves Royal Reunion index corner from a J, Q and K torn off, performer tosses each corner in deck next to its counterpart
1996 Blocking Off 30
Karl Fulves Two By Four shuffled deck, performer shuffles and cuts three piles, then names bottom cards, then new bottom cards are Aces
1996 Blocking Off 62
Karl Fulves The Dome con game in which Aces are dealt and if first two are of different color, player wins
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 114
Karl Fulves The Edge edge marked cards and riffle culling
1996 Blocking Off 132
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
2000 Northeast 8
Karl Fulves Stabbed By Thought "Three Trix"
  • The Double Stab
  • The Thot-Card Stab (thought-of card from three cards is stabbed to when named)
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 112
Carmen D'Amico Impromptu Edge Marking as card is replaced in deck, see also end notes on p. 114
Related to 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 113
Unknown Gambler vs. Psychic No. 85, spectator thinks of highest card in cut-off packet, other Aces found in pocket
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 126
Karl Fulves, Charles T. Jordan Conceal and Reveal No. 28, three spectators cut off a pile and look at the bottom card, three piles made and spectators remove cards from each packet, selection must be one, performer reveals all
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 58
Carmen D'Amico Thumbnail Scrape
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 60
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2001 San Jose Notes 6
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
2003 Saint Louis Notes 5
Karl Fulves Cards That See spectator places four Aces in spread while performer is not looking, pairs dealt off, performer predicts whether Aces come out in matching color pairs or not
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 4) 43
Karl Fulves Top Notch edge mark line on top near edge, not on edge
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 4) 46
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) 46
Karl Fulves Nite Lite one suit in order, cut a few times, Joker cut into packet, a card removed, performer deals out the cards and one card face down, it is the Joker and at the place where the removed card came from
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 65
Karl Fulves Edge Cut Aces key cards above and below Aces are scratch marked
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 69
Karl Fulves Untouchable
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 71
Karl Fulves Edge of Mind spectator cuts off packet and hides it, card at same position is remembered, deck dealt into eight piles, selection named and packet with it pointed to
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 73
Karl Fulves More Edgework section intro, see following items
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 75
Karl Fulves Freeing Up edge-marking the breather crimp
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 75
Karl Fulves Bet On It deck riffle shuffled once, top twenty-six cards taken, both halves shuffled, dealt off simultaneously, performer bets that more black pairs then red pairs show up
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 76
Karl Fulves Marked For Life comments on edge marks and related work, work keeps for long time in borrowed decks
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 77
Karl Fulves Pittsburgh Phil's Game deck shuffled, ten cards removed, winner predicted, spectator shuffles
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 78
Karl Fulves How Dice Know card chosen, two dice thrown, selection found, then unknown card pocketed, dice divine it, Riffle Shuffle Control, partial clocking
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 81
Karl Fulves Note on the location of edge marks on the card, gambler's ploy of punching with a diamond ring turned to the inside, altered glue in high cards
2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 112
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
2004 Notes You Covet 6
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
2004 Easthournotes 6
Karl Fulves Line of Sight edge marks on twelve cards combined with card counting
2005 Clockwork 38
Edward Marlo No Break edge-marked key card
Related to 2006 Final(ly) Aces 3
Dai Vernon Vernon Fooler 2
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 22
Tyler Wilson Occam's Edge openly edgemarked card vanishes, appears, travels, ...
  • Base Line Vanish
  • Single Handedly
  • Emerge
  • Move It Or Lose It
  • This Little Pigment
  • Shrinkage
  • Tiger Bomb
Also published here 2009 Hello Columbus! 9
Tyler Wilson Occam's Edge openly edgemarked card vanishes, appears, travels, ...
  • Base Line Vanish
  • Single Handedly
  • Emerge
  • Move It Or Lose It
  • This Little Pigment
  • Shrinkage
  • Tiger Bomb
Also published here 2009 Green Eggs & Cam 1
Tyler Wilson Occam's Edge openly edgemarked card vanishes, appears, travels, ...
  • Base Line Vanish
  • Single Handedly
  • Emerge
  • Move It Or Lose It
  • This Little Pigment
  • Shrinkage
  • Tiger Bomb
Also published here 2010 Reinventing the Real 33
Unknown Edge-Marked Cards only visible when beveled
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Sep 3) 264
Tom Stone Quick Memo edge marked cards in memorized stack, spectator peeks at card which is divined
2011 Maelstrom 148
Gary Plants Improving Your Key Card edge mark preparation
Inspired by
  • "Putting in the Work" (Walter Scott, Phantoms of the Card Table, 2003, p. 234)
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 7
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 5
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 5
Wolfgang Moser Poker Faces four spectators remove Aces from a shuffled deck, performer knows who has which Ace
2011 Kreationen 19
John Born An Instinct for Cards Revisited Impossible card location, card is selected, lost, deck is shuffled, magician can still find card, includes method with memorized deck, edge marks and punch
Inspired by 2012 Seeking the Bridge 57
Gary Plants A Card Control
  • Controlling Multiple Cards
  • Selected Card to a Certain Position
  • Spectator goes Past the Break
Also published here
  • "G .P. Card Control" in "Precursor" Nr. 36. 1992.
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 225
Paul Vigil The More the Merrier multiple selection routine with eight cards, ends with Triumph
2014 Classic Fantastic 5
Unknown The Mark edge-mark
2014 Classic Fantastic 19
John Cottle Border Control on using border-less cards, control, location, fingertip peek force
Related to 2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 32
Gary Plants Mentally Count On it Spectator thinks of a number, counts down and looks at card. Magician cuts out exact number of cards as the thought of number, then produces selection
Inspired byAlso published here Dec. 2017 Elixir (Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1)) 26
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 The Secret of the Butterflies 13
Ondřej Pšenička Dealing Any Four-of-a-Kind Shuffled deck, spell and count to names / favorite numbers, find named four of a kind, uses Butterfly cards
Related to 2017 The Secret of the Butterflies 56
Ondřej Pšenička Combination of the Two Above Combining Impossible Divination and Dealing Any Four-of-a-Kind, uses Butterfly Cards
Related to 2017 The Secret of the Butterflies 59
Ondřej Pšenička Butterfly Clocking Faux clocking demonstration, magician divines missing card in deck, uses Butterfly cards
2017 The Secret of the Butterflies 61
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 The Secret of the Butterflies 64
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 The Secret of the Butterflies 82
Ondřej Pšenička Clocking with a Kicker Faux clocking demo, also able to announce the exact positions of the other three of a kind that matches the selection
2017 The Secret of the Butterflies 87
Ondřej Pšenička Double Clocking with a Kicker Faux clocking demo for two cards, also able to announce the exact positions of the other three of a kind that matches the second selection
2017 The Secret of the Butterflies 93
Ryan Schlutz Before the Thought eight to ten cards selected from table wash, highest card thought of, predicted in envelope
  • Marking the Deck
  • Reveal Using Wallet
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2018 False Anchors — Volume Three 17
Bob Farmer, Michał Kociołek Taking the Edge spectator removes one of several poker hands printed on a sheet of paper that correspond to movies, hand and movie divined, reprinted from Genii
Also published here
  • Genii, July 2019, p. 76
2019 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier Addendum 38
Michael Powers Moe Fun featuring a fair selection procedure in which selection is cut into packets, two distant key cards, another spectator stops the spectator's deal to find selection, with variations (faro, no stooge, edge marks)
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, April 2009
2019 Tesseract 213
Steve Forte Edge-based Systems
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 496
Ryan Schlutz Before the Thought eight to ten cards selected from table wash, highest card thought of, predicted in envelope
  • Marking the Deck
  • Reveal Using Wallet
Also published here 2020 False Anchors 89
Ryan Schlutz Edge-Mark Pencil Dot about a special key card ant uses with it
  • Single-Card Control
  • Single Card Control Borrowed Deck
2020 False Anchors 111
Ryan Schlutz Clearly See-Through shuffled deck, spectator takes a pile from it, remembers one card and pile is replaced, card becomes invisible and reappears reversed in deck, GAP principle
  • An Alternative Way to Handle GAP Selection
2020 False Anchors 118