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Dr. Jacob Daley, Lawrence "Larry" Grey The "Ad Lib" Spelling two cards spelled to
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 138
Sam Leo Horowitz A Psychological Discovery two-pile-stop trick with Eight/Nine alternating set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938 Greater Magic 549
Bert Allerton Mind Reading with the Finger Tips as Bert Gustafson, two thought-of-cards are removed behind back
1938 Greater Magic 900
Bert Allerton Card Index for twelve cards
1938 Greater Magic 901
Bert Allerton Deck Switching Gimmick for a switch behind the back...
1938 Greater Magic 900
Martin Gardner An Easy Lesson
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 276
Bert Allerton Aces Up aces placed in middle jump to top and bottom
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 34
Bert Allerton Magnetic Thought
Related toAlso published here 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 44
Bert Allerton Allerton Switch top card drawn back
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 45
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Bert Allerton, Lu Brent
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 40
Unknown A Roll of Bills gag, several bills are glued together at short end and rolled up
Related toAlso published here 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 136
Jay Marshall The Difference spoon bend on table
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 242
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Maurice Zolotow, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, Annemann's use of the nail writer, Tom Osborne, Jay Marshall
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 79) 323
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on R.C. Buff ideas with the Lyons-Elliott Box, Frank Taylor, ideas by Hen Fetsch, Ed Marlo, Bert Allerton and Richard Mc Closkey
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 84) 343
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Starke, George Karger, Emil Jarrow, Bert Allerton, the "Swami" Magazine, puzzles by Fred Mosteller, Audley Walsh, Bob Novak and Charles Bertram
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 87) 355
Jean Hugard Hu-gardenias on Bert Allerton
Apr. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 11) 112
Bert Allerton Name Your Number one of six cards chosen, its number used to count to selection
Related to Aug. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 3) 139
Bert Allerton The Allerton Change
Related to Aug. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 3) 144
Bert Allerton The Allerton Top Palm featuring the thumb count
1946 Card Control 69
Bert Allerton Bamboozle story presentation with bills
Variations 1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 2) 43
Bert Allerton Pump Room Phantasy two Aces appear on top and bottom
Related to 1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1) 39
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Jack Chanin, Al Wheatley, Bert Allerton, Frank Taylor
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 564
Bert Allerton Allerton's Amazing Aces four selections cut to one by one, they change into aces
1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 3
Bert Allerton, Frederick Braue Casual Nail Cutting
1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 9
Paul LePaul Cards in a Sealed Envelope
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 214
Dai Vernon, Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 168) 672
Martin Gardner, Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Ten Card Deal P.S. further ideas on the ten card poker deal
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 681
John Murray Take Ten finale for ten card poker deal, all cards are put in separated envelopes
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 180) 719
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Bert Allerton, Bob Hummer
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 192) 769
Bert Allerton, Henry Christ Allerchrist Card Trick No. 63, Mathematical
Inspired byVariations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 114
Nepomuk Nickleplated bending spoon convincer
Related toAlso published here 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 200) 799
Bert Allerton Allerton's Biddled Card handling for the biddle trick
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 241) 963
Bert Allerton New Papel Blanco blank card is signed, face of a card appears on its back, then blank card vanishes
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 241) 963
Bert Allerton Foreword
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 3
Bill Simon Card Affinity someone names a suit and another spectator names a value, mostly two knives, one finds correct value and the other the suit
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 51
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Cy Endfield, Stan Musial, Francis Carlyle, Frank Garcia, Roy Benson, Ballantine, Dante, Don Alan, Del Ray, John Platt, Bert Allerton, Meyer Silberstein, Jack Miller, Leslie Guest, The Seven Circles, Frank Joglar, Raymonde
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 315) 64
Derek Vernon Nickel-Plated bending spoon convincer, coin
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 7
Bert Allerton Streamliner with eighteen cards
VariationsAlso published here 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 337) 158
Dai Vernon The Challenge mind-reading presentation for transposition plot
Related toVariations 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 114
Bert Allerton The Vanishing Cigarette with pull
1958 The Close-Up Magician 8
Bert Allerton The Bent Spoon
Related to 1958 The Close-Up Magician 10
Bert Allerton Swallowing A Knife
1958 The Close-Up Magician 12
Bert Allerton The Stack of Quarters through spectator's hand, with a bill
1958 The Close-Up Magician 14
Bert Allerton Simplified Magic Square
1958 The Close-Up Magician 20
Bert Allerton The Two Card Trick two phases, double facer
VariationsAlso published here 1958 The Close-Up Magician 22
Bert Allerton The Eye Popper
1958 The Close-Up Magician 24
Nate Leipzig, Bert Allerton Screened Leipzig Pass from the middle to second position, brief
Variations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 25
Bert Allerton Transcendence biddle trick, stolen card is forced to a second spectator
1958 The Close-Up Magician 27
Bert Allerton The Missing Deuce one of four twos transforms into a selected card
1958 The Close-Up Magician 28
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling
Related to 1958 The Close-Up Magician 30
Bert Allerton The New 21 Card Trick with eighteen cards
Also published here 1958 The Close-Up Magician 31
Bert Allerton The Double Lift snapped over right first and second fingers
Related toAlso published here 1958 The Close-Up Magician 32
Bert Allerton On The Slip Force
1958 The Close-Up Magician 34
Bert Allerton Tricks With A Stacked Deck
1958 The Close-Up Magician 36
Bert Allerton The Scissors broken scissors gag
Related to 1958 The Close-Up Magician 38
Bert Allerton The Sugar Cube sugar cube penetrates wrapping and hand
1958 The Close-Up Magician 41
Bert Allerton The Flutist cutting a straw into a flute
1958 The Close-Up Magician 42
Bert Allerton Impromptu Handkerchief Routine
1958 The Close-Up Magician 44
Bert Allerton "Not A Knot"
1958 The Close-Up Magician 44
Bert Allerton The Invisible Hair
1958 The Close-Up Magician 46
Bert Allerton Penetration with a Knife
1958 The Close-Up Magician 48
Bert Allerton The Rabbit handkerchief fold into a rabbit
Related to 1958 The Close-Up Magician 50
Bert Allerton The Little Hindu fold into a figur
1958 The Close-Up Magician 52
Bert Allerton Magic Letter Square a cross-word puzzle
1958 The Close-Up Magician 54
Bert Allerton The Jumping Flower paper napkin flower jumps from lapel to lapel, thread
Variations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 55
Bert Allerton, Buatier de Kolta Vanishing The Bird Cage done close-up, seated
1958 The Close-Up Magician 58
Bert Allerton The Glass Through The Table with coin & paper cover
1958 The Close-Up Magician 60
Bert Allerton The Aspirin Box photograph of selected card appears on miniature card, includes a neat way to write a name
Related toVariations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 62
Bert Allerton, Paul LePaul The Nest Of Envelopes
Inspired byRelated to 1958 The Close-Up Magician 66
Bert Allerton Double Lift Get-Ready
1958 The Close-Up Magician 32
Bert Allerton Card Stabbing Trick any named card
Related toVariations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 36
Bert Allerton Named Card to Top
1958 The Close-Up Magician 37
Bert Allerton Open Index cutting any named card to top
1958 The Close-Up Magician 37
Bert Allerton Making the Flower out of paper
1958 The Close-Up Magician 57
Bert Allerton Rules for the Close-Up Magician
1958 The Close-Up Magician 69
Bert Allerton Nail Count using length of nail to cut off certain amount of cards
1958 The Close-Up Magician 37
Robert Parrish Introduction on Bert Allerton
1958 The Close-Up Magician 4
Bert Allerton Foreword
1958 The Close-Up Magician 7
Unknown A Star Among Stars... Who Bert Allerton Is
1958 The Close-Up Magician 11
Unknown A Biographical Note Bert Allerton
1958 The Close-Up Magician 70
Bert Allerton The Two Card Trick two phases, double facer, no ESP relation
Also published here 1960 ESP Handbook and Workshop Kit 7
Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Marlo Miracle "Stop" Stab deck wrapped in paper, estimation
1962 Estimation 65
Bert Allerton Allerton Switch
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 117
Roy Johnson The Bargain (with Apologies to Bert Allerton) story presentation, bill vanishes among pieces of newspaper
Inspired by 1970 The Roy Johnson Experience 37
Frank Pongrac Tips various ideas
  • Snkae Drawer Box
  • Blooming Stooge, German Sealed Milk Glass & Baker Shaker combination
  • Multiplying Billiard Balls & Cups and Balls combination
  • idea for Allerton's Aspirin Box
Inspired by 1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 137
Frank Garcia, Bert Allerton Miracle Stab stabbing any card called for, stacked
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 73
Bert Allerton Allerton Change
1972 Card Cavalcade 22
George Zacharellis Zacharellis' Double card spring off from thumb between first two fingers
Related to Feb. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 487
Karl Fulves, Bert Allerton Topped Card appears on top
1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 41
Bert Allerton Two Card Monte Turnover with packets
1973 Wild Card — Plus 5
Jerry Mentzer Jazz Combo mentioning the combination of Jazz Aces with Elevator Aces, Oil and Water, ...
Related to 1974 Card Cavalcade II 131
Bob Read Bob's Business for the Handkerchief Rabbit gag addition
Inspired by 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1) 5
Unknown The Rabbit Puppet from handkerchief
Related to 1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 44
Bob Read Business For The Roll Of Notes gag
Related to 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 7) 81
Francis Carlyle The Two Black Aces black aces on top and bottom are placed in center and come back to initial position
Related to 1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 1
Unknown, Bert Allerton Slip Force
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 111
Pat Hennessy Pat Hennesy's Any Card memorized deck with memory aid system, used for Allerton's Card Stab
Related toAlso published here
  • "Any Card" in Charlie Miller's Magicana column in "Genii"
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 136
Bob Farmer, Bert Allerton, Jerry Mentzer Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul a red and a black jumbo card are cut into four pieces, the pieces change places, oil and water, missing part of the description is published in "Jazz Pieces"
Related to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2) 476
Bert Allerton, Jerry Mentzer Credit Cards transposition, double facer
Inspired by
  • "Crazy Cards" (Bert Allerton, Hugard's Magic Monthly, p. 575)
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 93
Harry Lorayne, Bert Allerton Triple-Climax Speller two cards spelled to, second card shows up reversed
Related to 1977 The Magic Book 122
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces missing part of text and illustrations
Inspired by 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 512
Bert Allerton Allerton Move
1979 CardMagic 128
Jim Ryan Quick Spell
Related toAlso published here 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Entertaining Card Quickies 5
Bert Allerton Two Card Monte Turnover
1982 Kane 150
Steve Beam Jumping Flower
Inspired by 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 58
Bert Allerton Magnetic Thought credit information
Related toAlso published here 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 18
Bert Allerton Allerton Change
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 18
Audley Walsh, Bert Allerton, Frederick Braue Aces Up black aces put in center, the appear at top and bottom, red aces appear in repeat
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 25
Unknown Routine routine outline:
  • Surprise Spell
  • Card turns over
  • Ambitious
  • Rub a Dub Dub
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 18
Bert Allerton Pop Over
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 145
Bert Allerton The Allerton Move
1986 Killer Klose-Up 18
Bert Allerton, Eugene Burger The Bert Allerton Aspirin Tin Routine photograph of selected card appears on miniature card
Related to 1987 The Performance of Close-Up Magic 23
Karl Fulves Bamboozled No. 72, with glued bill flap gaff
Inspired by 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 97
Lawrence Frame (reviewer) The Close Up Magician by Bert Allerton (written by Robert Parrish) 1991 Profile (Issue 4) 9
Martin Gardner Double Speller "Surprise Spelling", credited to Gardner
Related to 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 22
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Bert Allerton Wild Card Switch double facer with regular card
1992 The Wild Card Kit 4
Jerry Mentzer The Two Card Trick transposition with double-face credit card
Inspired by 1992 Magic with Credit Cards 62
Bert Allerton The Allerton Turnover wild card move, Hofzinser
1992 Profile (Issue 8) 2
Bert Allerton The Allerton Turnover Move
1992 One Card Wonders 19
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces/Body and Soul two giant card cut into four pieces, two pieces transpose, then oil and water phase with the 4&4, Jazz Aces with the pieces
Inspired by 1993 Card File 25
Karl Fulves Riffle Stab stabbing a card in deck while riffling it on table with other hand, real estimation, see page 97 for more comments
Inspired by 1995 Setting Up Exercises 43
Marty Kane Zip Code Pip Mode selection found on total of added values of several cards
Inspired byRelated to 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 58) 1110
Michael Close The Card Stab stabbing to any named card, memorized deck
Inspired by 1996 Workers Number 5 154
Harry Riser Hornswoggled Revisited with gaffed bill
Inspired by 1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 233
Jon Racherbaumer Allerchrist Fix four cards added to count down to previous selection
Inspired by 1996 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 8) 20
Bert Allerton, Ken Krenzel Stabbing to Any Named Card deck wrapped in napkin
1997 Ingenuities 173
Marty Kane Magic with Added Zip
Inspired byRelated to 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1453
Bert Allerton Wind Up the Deck Gag riffling sound
1999 Mechanical Deck 14
Bert Allerton The Allerton Change
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 815
Bert Allerton The Wave Cut
2000 Card College - Volume 4 1016
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling two cards spelled to, second card shows up reversed
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 1040
Marty Kane Why 2K? with story presentation, Twos and Kings appear as a kicker
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 123
Marty Kane Fraps on Craps
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 78
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Concealed Allerton Control CAC
card controlled to near top while apparently turned over in middle of deck
Inspired byAlso published here 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 8
Bert Allerton Streamliner with eighteen cards
Also published here 2007 7-7-7 19
Bruce Cervon Streamliner II
  • An Extra Idea
Inspired by 2007 7-7-7 26
Bruce Cervon Mental Streamliner
Inspired by 2007 7-7-7 79
Martin Gardner, Hubert Lambert, Bert Allerton, Karl Fulves Two Deck Criss Cross
Inspired byRelated to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, May 1950
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 601
Dr. Stanley Jaks Reincarnation signed piece of paper is burnt and later found in nest of envelopes, with ideas by Bert Allerton
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 219
T. Page Wright, Bert Allerton Wright / Allerton Change brief
2014 Notes de Conférence 1 22
Bob Farmer The Phoenix 1949 reprinted with commentary
The Phoenix #168 - Ten Card Deal
  • Vernon and the Mexican Gambler
  • Presentation
  • Jonah On Top
  • Jonah On Bottom
  • Jonah Second From Top
  • Spectator Second Deals
  • Spectator Shuffles
  • Ace As Jonah On Top
  • Credits
The Phoenix #170 - Ten Card Deal P.S.
  • Martin Gardner
  • Ed Marlo
  • Bert Allerton
  • Biddle Move
Also published here 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 13
Bert Allerton Allerton Double Lift snapped over right first and second fingers
Also published here 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 51
Paul LePaul, Bert Allerton LePaul Stack of Envelopes
Related to 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 119
Bert Allerton Allerton Switch left thumb drags top card back
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 233
Bert Allerton Allerton Switch
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 315