to teach the company a trick which they learn without difficulty, then to allow them to succeed or to cause them to fail at your pleasure \n deck dealt in four piles and suits separated, taught to audience and they fail or succeed \n unknown \n the congress of court cards \n unknown \n criss cross \n george sands \n nil homini certum est \n unknown
1876
modern magic

To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure

Related to

1876


66



litening addition \n spectator removes an ace or a two face down, then a three or a four and so on, total of added values is divined \n bob hummer \n litening addition \n bob hummer \n latest addition \n steve beam \n atomic weight \n steve beam \n card at any sum \n ryan schlutz \n no weigh! \n ryan schlutz \n colors by the numbers no. 1 \n ellison poland \n an oddity \n george sands \n the hummer addition principle \n bob farmer \n litening addition \n bob hummer
1940
halfadozen hummers
Bob Hummer

LiteNing Addition

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1940


5



the bachelor's needle \n rope is wind around thumb, threading end through loop \n unknown \n needless threeading \n george sands \n alan sands
1941 ca.
abbott's encyclopedia of rope tricks

The Bachelor's Needle

Related to

1941 ca.


350



the back room \n dr. hurwitz, al flosso, u.f. grant, george sands' nonmakeup version to look like a chinaman, orson welles \n bruce elliott
1942
the phoenix
Bruce Elliott

The Back Room

Sep. 1942


78



super optical illusion \n four blue backed cards reverse themselves and changes faces and backs, see p. 320 for comment \n george sands \n wacky packet \n nick trost \n the super optical illusion \n george sands \n frederick braue \n the super dooper optical illusion \n clayton rawson \n george sands
1946
hugard's magic monthly
George Sands

Super Optical Illusion

Related toVariations

Dec. 1946


275



upside down \n kings turn face up, then down, change to aces, placed in deck, back to kings, aces from pocket \n edward marlo \n george sands
1947
marlo in spades
Edward Marlo, George Sands

Upside Down

1947


50



gone! \n signed card travels from case held by spectator to performer's pocket \n george sands
1947
the phoenix
George Sands

Gone!

Aug. 1947


527



the super dooper optical illusion \n four blue backed cards reverse themselves and changes faces and backs, messages appear on back of cards \n clayton rawson \n george sands \n super optical illusion \n george sands
1949
hugard's magic monthly
Clayton Rawson, George Sands

The Super Dooper Optical Illusion

Related to

Mar. 1949


517



preface \n \n george sands
1949
sandsational rope
George Sands

Preface

1949


1



sandsational rope \n routine with extra piece
 i. brazen restoration
 ii. stretching a rope
 iii. frustrated restoration
 iv. continuous circle
 v. much ado about knotting
 vi. sliding cut
 vii. sleight of leg
 viii. regular restoration
 ix. removable knot
 x. give a magician enough rope \n george sands \n pure rope \n felix farrell \n phase one effect \n mac king \n george sands \n sandsational rope \n george sands \n alan sands
1949
sandsational rope
George Sands

Sandsational Rope

VariationsAlso published here

1949


3



an oddity \n paper slips with numbers on each side are arranged by the spectator, see 2022 reference for credit information \n george sands \n doubling down \n steve beam \n litening addition \n bob hummer \n an oddity \n george sands
1954
the new phoenix
George Sands

An Oddity

Related toAlso published here

July 1954


50



birds of a feather \n four coins assemble in corners of handkerchief \n mallory van slyker \n george sands \n birds of a feather \n george sands \n mallory van slyker \n perfect coin assembly \n harvey rosenthal
1954
the new phoenix
Mallory Van Slyker, George Sands

Birds of a Feather

VariationsAlso published here

Nov. 1954


86



birds of a feather \n four coins assemble in corners of handkerchief \n george sands \n mallory van slyker \n birds of a feather \n mallory van slyker \n george sands
1954/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 6
George Sands, Mallory Van Slyker

Birds of a Feather

Also published here

1954/27


148



cigarette production \n lighted cigarette production \n george sands
1954/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 6
George Sands

Cigarette Production

1954/27


346



"phantom" cigarette \n invisible pantomime cigarette appears \n george sands
1954/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 6
George Sands

"Phantom" Cigarette

1954/27


353



m. k. telephone code system \n coding a card with four cards, see interlocutor reference for credit information \n max katz \n study in stud \n russell "rusduck" duck \n letters \n howard schwarzman \n raymond hafler \n bill spencer \n ein telephonkartencode \n max katz \n the rusduck enigma \n george blake \n 139 system \n george sands
1958
the cardiste
Max Katz

M. K. Telephone Code System

Inspired byRelated toVariations

Feb. 1958


3



twisting the aces \n \n dai vernon \n roger's lovely idea \n roger klause \n precursor to twisting the aces \n edward marlo \n performing aces \n dave campbell \n a new twist \n steven hamilton \n one behead \n tomas blomberg \n twist on the aces \n jerry k. hartman \n a new twist \n jerry k. hartman \n climax twisting the aces \n tom hubbard \n round the twist \n justin higham \n twisting the aces \n george sands \n dai vernon
1960
more inner secrets of card magic
Dai Vernon

Twisting the Aces

Related toVariations

1960


5



oil and water \n 4&4, extra cards \n dai vernon \n hand separation displacement \n dai vernon \n oil and water featuring the ascanio spread \n arturo de ascanio \n homogenized oil and water \n george sands
1960
more inner secrets of card magic
Dai Vernon

Oil and Water

Related toVariations

1960


20



crisscross \n one phase only, repeated as challenge, for credit comments see page 16 of <a href="show.php?book=464">kabbala, vol. 2</a> \n harry lorayne \n Überkreuz \n harry lorayne \n double cross \n george sands
1965
my favorite card tricks
Harry Lorayne

CrissCross

Related toAlso published here

1965


16



vernon's variant \n four cards \n dai vernon \n vernon's variant variant \n milton kort \n herb's variant \n herb zarrow \n 4 card you do as i do \n dai vernon \n expert vernon's variant \n johnny thompson \n a use for the faulty follower (vernon't variant) \n bob ostin \n add on \n bob ostin \n you do as i do \n george sands \n you do as i do ... or else \n jeff pierce
1967
ultimate secrets of card magic
Dai Vernon

Vernon's Variant

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1967


226



unique rope routine \n multiphase rope routine, very similar to sands ropesational, "... a skillful combination of moves by several magical notables, among them edward victor, henry fetsch and eddy taytelbaum". rope cut several times using fingers, rope is restored, rope stretches and knots slide and jump from one end to the other \n unknown \n sands improved ropesational \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Unique Rope Routine

Related to

1968


82



preparation \n \n unknown \n bundle set up \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Preparation

Related to

1968


82



opening the hank \n taking two ropes as one from bundle \n unknown \n one rope illusion i \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Opening the Hank

Related to

1968


83



tying the ends \n switching ends and tying knot, extra piece \n unknown \n sliding knot tie \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Tying the Ends

Related to

1968


83



cutless cut \n cutting rope using fingers \n unknown \n finger cut \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Cutless Cut

Related to

1968


85



stretching the rope \n stretching two ropes two same lengths \n unknown \n stretching a rope \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Stretching the Rope

Related to

1968


85



false count \n counting four ends, hiding looped extra piece \n unknown \n to count four as four \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

False Count

Related to

1968


86



second restoration \n fusing two ropes together \n unknown \n accordion pleat restoration \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Second Restoration

Related to

1968


89



jumping knot \n \n unknown \n jumping knot \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Jumping Knot

Related to

1968


90



twist knot \n with extra piece, false knot \n unknown \n twist knot \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Twist Knot

Related to

1968


90



flash restoration \n same as sands' figure eight restoration
with extra piece, false knot and fusing two ropes together
 figure eight restoration
 "sam schwartz's delivery"
 sleight of foot restoration \n unknown \n twist knot \n george sands
1968
give a magician enough rope... and he'll do a trick!

Flash Restoration

Related to

1968


91



babel \n jack boschan's "phosphorus" magazine, ganson's "unique rope routine" vs. george sands routine, john mulholland newspaper obituary \n karl fulves
1970
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Karl Fulves

Babel

Mar. 1970


324



duplex changing card \n stranger card on top of deck transforms into two selections \n george sands \n multiple change \n dai vernon
1971
epilogue
George Sands

Duplex Changing Card

Variations

Mar. 1971


81



multiple change \n stranger card on top of deck transforms into two selections \n dai vernon \n duplex changing card \n george sands
1971
epilogue
Dai Vernon

Multiple Change

Inspired by

July 1971


89



preface \n \n george sands
1971
by george, it's sandsational
George Sands

Preface

1971


1



homogenized oil and water \n 4&4, extra cards, multiphase routine \n george sands \n oil and water \n dai vernon
1971
by george, it's sandsational
George Sands

Homogenized Oil and Water

Inspired by

1971


2



the buckle turn \n showing four cards, hiding one surface \n george sands
1971
by george, it's sandsational
George Sands

The Buckle Turn

1971


6



you do as i do \n spectator is not able to follow, each person has four cards, three phases \n george sands \n vernon's variant \n dai vernon
1971
by george, it's sandsational
George Sands

You Do As I Do

Inspired by

1971


9



twisting the aces \n last ace turns in spectator's hands \n george sands \n dai vernon \n twisting the aces \n dai vernon
1971
by george, it's sandsational
George Sands, Dai Vernon

Twisting the Aces

Inspired by

1971


12



business card magic \n four cards turn over one by one, in style of twisting the aces \n george sands
1971
by george, it's sandsational
George Sands

Business Card Magic

1971


14



139 system \n method to transmit a card using four cards and one is turned over \n george sands \n m. k. telephone code system \n max katz \n earlier version in "hugard's magic monthly" in august, 1955.
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

139 System

Related to

1971 ca.


1



3 card improvement \n of 139 system, coding card using three aces, one is face down \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

3 Card Improvement

1971 ca.


1



double cross \n one phase only, repeated as challenge, apparently stolen by lorayne, see also page 16 of kabbala, vol. 2 \n george sands \n crisscross \n harry lorayne
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Double Cross

Related to

1971 ca.


2



lucky 7's \n coding chosen card using two sevens \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Lucky 7's

1971 ca.


4



book test \n four corners with page numbers are torn from newspaper, one is turned over and numbers added to chose page in a book \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Book Test

1971 ca.


5



fast multiplication \n one number given by performer
 3 digits
 9 digits
 15 digits \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Fast Multiplication

1971 ca.


5



magic purse \n paper is folded into a purse, when opened a coin is found inside \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Magic Purse

1971 ca.


6



coins through hand \n two coins one back of closed fist penetrate hand, one by one \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Coins Through Hand

1971 ca.


10



coin transformation \n coin transforms in fold of pants \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Coin Transformation

1971 ca.


11



balloons \n various balloon modeling figures
 gun
 giraffe
 dachshund
 barking
 push me  pull you
 seal
 dino
 deer
 rudolph
 an apple
 balloon head puppet \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Balloons

1971 ca.


11



puppet skit \n patter \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Puppet Skit

1971 ca.


14



double color changing card \n card with different colored back turns out to be same face as first selection and turns into second selection \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Double Color Changing Card

1971 ca.


15



single color changing card \n card with different colored back turns out to be same face, then card transposes with other selection \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Single Color Changing Card

1971 ca.


15



reverse color change \n card chosen from faceup deck is only one with different colored back \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Reverse Color Change

1971 ca.


16



cards to pocket \n ten cards up the sleeve, to performer's and spectator's pocket using deland's fadeaway card to finish \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Cards to Pocket

1971 ca.


16



sandslide \n false count \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Sandslide

1971 ca.


16



witch doctor cards \n spectator cuts packet and performer cuts same amount, then cards vanish and appear in packets, multiphase routine \n george sands
1971 ca.
sandslide
George Sands

Witch Doctor Cards

1971 ca.


17



perfect coin assembly \n four coins assemble under a corner of a handkerchief
 alternate handling of the last coin
 second alternate handling of the last coin \n harvey rosenthal \n birds of a feather \n mallory van slyker \n george sands \n ultimate coin assembly \n tom gagnon \n cornerer \n chris kam
1973
new stars of magic
Harvey Rosenthal

Perfect Coin Assembly

Inspired byVariations

1973


1



double thot \n named card is only oddbacked card, then it changes into another selection, chicago opener, credits to walter gibson, carlyle, george sands \n cushing strout
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Cushing Strout

Double Thot

Feb. 1974


707



criss cross \n nines through aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for marlo claim \n george sands \n "unbeatable" (george sands, sep. 1951, p. 14) \n to teach the company a trick which they learn without difficulty, then to allow them to succeed or to cause them to fail at your pleasure \n unknown \n color blind \n karl fulves \n criss cross \n george sands \n karl fulves \n the curse of christopher cross \n dr. dan j. alessini
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 910
George Sands

Criss Cross

Related toVariationsAlso published here "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)

Oct. 1974


816



color blind \n nopalm handling of criss cross, nines through aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for comment \n karl fulves \n criss cross \n george sands
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Karl Fulves

Color Blind

Inspired by

Nov. 1974


822



lucky 13 \n prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remains \n george sands \n lucky 13 force \n george sands \n prime time \n george sands \n the eliminator \n nick trost \n reverse bank nite \n george sands \n prime choice  e.s.p. \n george sands \n pateo variation \n karl fulves \n prime force \n george sands \n prime choice \n george sands \n card roulette \n karl fulves \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n stebbins clock \n karl fulves \n what's in a name? \n karl fulves \n lucky digits \n steve beam \n alpha male \n steve beam \n lucky, lucky, lucky \n lewis jones \n 14. triskaidekaphobia \n robert e. neale
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 910
George Sands

Lucky 13

Related toVariations Prime Time (George Sands, 1975)
 Reverse Bank Nite (George Sands, 1978)
 Prime Choice  E.S.P. (George Sands, 1978)
 Prime Choice (George Sands, 1978)
 14. Triskaidekaphobia (Robert E. Neale, 1995)
 The Eliminator (Nick Trost, 1997)
 Stebbins Clock (Karl Fulves, 1998)
 Alpha Male (Steve Beam, 2002)
 Lucky, Lucky, Lucky (Lewis Jones, 2004)
Also published here

Aug. 1975


1035



prime time \n all clubs in packet, counting procedure, king always remains \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 910
George Sands

Prime Time

Inspired by

Aug. 1975


1039



"further dissertation on oil and water" \n more on crediting and history, with letters to george sands, bruce elliott \n edward marlo
1976
marlo's magazine — volume 1
Edward Marlo

"Further Dissertation on Oil and Water"

1976


160



preface  1962 \n \n george sands \n preface  1962 \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Preface  1962

Also published here

1976


5



preface  1975 \n \n george sands \n preface  1977 \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Preface  1975

Also published here

1976


7



requirements and modifications of 1st edition \n comments on ropes for the sandsational routine \n george sands \n requirements \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Requirements and Modifications of 1st Edition

Also published here

1976


10



sands improved ropesational \n rope cut several times using fingers, rope is restored, ends change places with middle, rope stretches and knots slide and jump from one end to the other, several knots appear at once \n george sands \n swan lake rope \n jeff sheridan \n sand's ropesational \n george sands \n unique rope routine \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Sands Improved Ropesational

Related toAlso published here

1976


12



nomenclature \n \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Nomenclature

1976


13



bundle set up \n how to bundle rope, with extra piece
 normal rope
 abnormal rope \n george sands \n bundle set up \n george sands \n preparation \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Bundle Set Up

Related toAlso published here

1976


14



one rope illusion i \n taking two ropes as one from bundle \n george sands \n opening the hank \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

One Rope Illusion I

Related to

1976


15



acquitment \n handing rope out for examination, hiding and adding extra piece in process \n george sands \n for close  up acquitment \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Acquitment

Also published here

1976


16



pocket set up \n set up for routine
 advantages \n george sands \n for closeup  pocket setup \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Pocket Set Up

Also published here

1976


17



sliding knot tie \n switching ends and tying knot, extra piece
 deceiving rotation \n george sands \n sliding knot tie \n george sands \n tying the ends \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Sliding Knot Tie

Related toAlso published here

1976


18



finger cut \n cutting rope using fingers \n george sands \n finger cut \n george sands \n cutless cut \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Finger Cut

Related toAlso published here

1976


19



stretching a rope \n stretching two ropes two same lengths \n george sands \n stretching a rope \n george sands \n stretching the rope \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Stretching a Rope

Related toAlso published here

1976


19



to count four as four \n counting four ends, hiding looped extra piece \n george sands \n to count four as four \n george sands \n false count \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

To Count Four as Four

Related toAlso published here

1976


21



twist knot \n with extra piece, false knot and fusing two ropes together
 figure eight restoration
 "sam schwartz's delivery"
 sleight of foot restoration \n george sands \n twist knot \n george sands \n twist knot \n unknown \n flash restoration \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Twist Knot

Related toAlso published here

1976


22



jumping ends \n with extra piece, two methods for switching ends
 jumping ends  set up
 jumping ends  set up ii
 jumping ends
 jumping ends \n george sands \n jumping ends \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Jumping Ends

Also published here

1976


26



continuous circle  no end \n \n george sands \n continuous circle  no ends \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Continuous Circle  No End

Also published here

1976


30



sliding knot tie \n with extra piece \n george sands \n sliding knot tie \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Sliding Knot Tie

Also published here

1976


31



slip knot \n with extra piece \n george sands \n slipknot \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Slip Knot

Also published here

1976


32



finger razor cut \n cutting rope with finger \n george sands \n finger razor cut \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Finger Razor Cut

Also published here

1976


34



karate chop \n cutting rope using karate chop \n george sands \n karate chop \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Karate Chop

Also published here

1976


34



accordion pleat restoration \n fusing two ropes together \n george sands \n accordion pleat restoration \n george sands \n second restoration \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Accordion Pleat Restoration

Related toAlso published here

1976


34



jumping knot \n using extra piece
 jumping knot  set up
 jumping knot \n george sands \n jumping knot \n george sands \n jumping knot \n unknown
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Jumping Knot

Related toAlso published here

1976


36



sliding knot \n  sliding knot  set up
 sliding knot  illusion \n george sands \n sliding knot \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Sliding Knot

Also published here

1976


37



vanishing knot addition \n \n george sands \n vanishing knot addition \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Vanishing Knot Addition

Also published here

1976


40



jumping knot  addition \n \n george sands \n jumping knot  addition \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Jumping Knot  Addition

Also published here

1976


41



mountain climbing knot \n \n george sands \n mountain climbing knot \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Mountain Climbing Knot

Also published here

1976


41



dissolving knot \n \n george sands \n dissolving knot \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Dissolving Knot

Also published here

1976


41



life saving knots \n appearance of several knots on rope \n george sands \n life saving knots \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Life Saving Knots

Also published here

1976


44



set up before spectators and repeat \n \n george sands \n set up before spectators and repeat \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Set Up Before Spectators and Repeat

Also published here

1976


46



set up ii for repeat \n \n george sands \n set up ii for repeat \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Set Up II for Repeat

Also published here

1976


47



examination of the rope \n \n george sands \n examination of the rope \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Examination of the Rope

Also published here

1976


47



conclusion \n \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

Conclusion

1976


47



suggestionsadviceafterthoughts \n \n george sands
1976
sands improved ropesational
George Sands

SuggestionsAdviceAfterthoughts

1976


48



reverse bank nite \n using the lucky 13 prime force \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n banknight umgekehrt \n george sands
1978
the chronicles
George Sands

Reverse Bank Nite

Inspired byAlso published here

1978


1100



prime choice  e.s.p. \n six pieces of paper, prediction on one, esp symbols or something else on the other pieces, then lucky 13 prime force \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands
1978
the chronicles
George Sands

Prime Choice  E.S.P.

Inspired by

1978


1101



platform keyrect \n "two tricks"
man and woman locked together with chain \n george sands
1978
the chronicles
George Sands

Platform KeyRect

1978


1135



prime choice \n "two tricks"
packet of thirteen cards, selection is the last one facedown after counting procedure \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n prime choice \n dr. jacob daley \n george sands
1978
the chronicles
George Sands

Prime Choice

Inspired byAlso published here

1978


1137



the amazing, jumping, flying, sliding knot \n knot jumps, slides and is picked off, then cut and restored rope \n horace e. bennett \n george sands' "ropesation" \n flying knot \n horace e. bennett
1978
on your feet
Horace E. Bennett

The Amazing, Jumping, Flying, Sliding Knot

Inspired by George Sands' "Ropesation"
Related to

1978


17



banknight umgekehrt \n using the lucky 13 prime force \n george sands \n reverse bank nite \n george sands
1982
intermagic
George Sands

Banknight Umgekehrt

Also published here

Apr. 1982


35



prime choice \n no. 31, packet of thirteen cards, selection is the last one facedown after counting procedure \n dr. jacob daley \n george sands \n prime choice \n george sands
1983
selfworking number magic
Dr. Jacob Daley, George Sands

Prime Choice

Also published here

1983


52



lucky 13 \n no. 32, prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remains \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands
1983
selfworking number magic
George Sands

Lucky 13

Also published here

1983


53



criss cross \n no. 48, simplified, nines through aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it \n george sands \n karl fulves \n criss cross \n george sands
1984
more selfworking card tricks
George Sands, Karl Fulves

Criss Cross

Inspired by

1984


62



the super optical illusion \n four redbacked aces change one by one into bluebacked kings with twisting \n george sands \n frederick braue \n super optical illusion \n george sands
1985
the fred braue notebooks
George Sands, Frederick Braue

The Super Optical Illusion

Inspired by

1985


11



shigeo takagi's rope routine \n with spectator
 phase one
 phase two
 phase three
 phase four \n shigeo takagi \n phase one effect \n mac king \n george sands \n do as i do rope routine \n shigeo takagi
1987
shigeo takagi's rope routine
Shigeo Takagi

Shigeo Takagi's Rope Routine

Variations

1987


1



swan lake rope \n multiphase routine, sliding knot, rope grow to same length as other, traveling ends and cut and restored rope as finish, first six phases are identical with george sands ropesational routine, no credits \n jeff sheridan \n sands improved ropesational \n george sands
1987
swan lake rope
Jeff Sheridan

Swan Lake Rope

Related to

1987


1



phase one effect \n \n mac king \n george sands \n sandsational rope \n george sands \n shigeo takagi's rope routine \n shigeo takagi \n do as i do rope routine \n shigeo takagi
1990
mac king's other rope routine
Mac King, George Sands

Phase One Effect

Inspired byRelated to

1990


2



do as i do rope routine \n with spectator
 part one
 part two
 part three (based on cornelius)
 part four \n shigeo takagi \n the sliding knot \n john cornelius \n shigeo takagi's rope routine \n shigeo takagi \n phase one effect \n mac king \n george sands
1990
the amazing miracles of shigeo takagi
Shigeo Takagi

Do As I Do Rope Routine

Inspired byRelated to

1990


79



leftovers \n on opening lines by john riggs, dai vernon, stephen minch, lisa weedman, george sands, don morris, dan garrett, earl oakes, ed weiss, alec callow, getting booked on conventions, richard bartram \n steve beam
1993
the trapdoor — volume two
Steve Beam

Leftovers

1993


860



editor's desk: title trivia \n on jay leno, docc hilford, george sands, anton zellman \n lee earle
1994
syzygy
Lee Earle

Editor's Desk: Title Trivia

1994


16



the curse of christopher cross \n cards removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, story presentation \n dr. dan j. alessini \n criss cross \n george sands
1994
vibrations
Dr. Dan J. Alessini

The Curse of Christopher Cross

Inspired by

Dec. 1994


1



what's in a name? \n no. 8, name is spelled in elevencard packet and last card turned over, repeated until one card remains, it is the only oddcolored one \n karl fulves \n lucky 13 \n george sands
1995
easy magic
Karl Fulves

What's in a Name?

Related to

1995


10



pure rope \n rope is cut several times with fingers and is then restored again, multiphase routine \n felix farrell \n sandsational rope \n george sands
1995
aus dem effeff...
Felix Farrell

Pure Rope

Inspired by

1995


51



card memory \n deck is shuffled and memorized, two spectator get half the deck and performer names every card \n robert cassidy \n george sands' "extra sandsational perception" \n the quasimemorized deck \n barrie richardson \n cast \n patrick g. redford \n card memory \n robert cassidy \n principium 18 \n robert cassidy \n a miracle of memory \n al baker
1995
the art of mentalism 2
Robert Cassidy

Card Memory

Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here

1995


29



editor's desk: on the road, again. \n on dr. juris, docc hilford, george sands, larry becker, david frederic ashton, max morgan \n lee earle
1995
syzygy
Lee Earle

Editor's Desk: On the Road, Again.

1995


104



14. triskaidekaphobia \n prime principle force, packet of tarot cards counted to named number until only one card remains
 alternative routine
 more facts and their sources \n robert e. neale \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n 14. triskaidekaphobia \n robert e. neale
1995
magic and meaning
Robert E. Neale

14. Triskaidekaphobia

Inspired byAlso published here

1995


163



kross roads \n on dennis marks, paul hallas, meir yedid, george sands \n ford kross
1995
vibrations
Ford Kross

Kross Roads

Mar. 1995


9



the eliminator \n uses gaffed dice (mispotted) to locate card in one of six piles, credit info for plot given to publication in nouvelles recreations, physiques et mathematiques (gillesedme guyot, 1740) \n nick trost \n "elimination" (frank garcia, top hat topics, fall 1977) \n lucky 13 \n george sands
1997
the card magic of nick trost
Nick Trost

The Eliminator

Inspired by

1997


142



"lucky 13" force \n using a fair dice to force bottom card of seven card packet, by eliminating cards at rolled number repeatedly, independently discovered by mitsunobu matsuyama \n george sands \n mitsunobu matsuyama
1997
the card magic of nick trost
George Sands, Mitsunobu Matsuyama

"Lucky 13" Force

1997


144



an unexpected prediction \n cards in a packet turned face down one by one by counting sequence, remaining card that is face up has prediction written on the back (uses prime principle by george sands) \n peter duffie \n the whitechapel solution \n ryan matney
1997
effortless card magic
Peter Duffie

An Unexpected Prediction

Variations

1997


108



prime number packet principle \n packet of cards with prime number of cards, think of any integer n, flip over every nth card in succession, forces the remaining card \n george sands
1997
effortless card magic
George Sands

Prime Number Packet Principle

1997


108



psychic calculator \n george sands's prime number principle \n peter duffie
1997
n.d.e. — a near deck experience
Peter Duffie

Psychic Calculator

1997


16



stebbins clock \n clock layout, one card turned over and put in center, counting procedure with the value and last card on count always turned over, remaining card forced \n karl fulves \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n informant \n karl fulves \n chronometer cards \n mitsunobu matsuyama \n martin gardner
1998
the fine print
Karl Fulves

Stebbins Clock

Inspired byRelated to

1998


176



pateo variation \n force done by two spectators, magician's choice on final decision \n karl fulves \n pateo (roy baker, baker's bonanza, p. 38) \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2000
lost vampire secrets
Karl Fulves

PATEO Variation

Inspired by PATEO (Roy Baker, Baker's Bonanza, p. 38)
Related to

2000


184



prime force \n \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2000
lost vampire secrets
George Sands

Prime Force

Related to

2000


202



card roulette \n no. 19, two cards chosen by two spectators from small packet, cards counted through and spectators' cards do not show up, prime principle \n karl fulves \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2001
my best selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves

Card Roulette

Related to

2001


38



the five card mix \n forcing a card from five, see also george sands "prime time" \n jim steinmeyer \n george sands \n "odd chance" 21 card trick \n gene castillon \n mystery in abstract \n jim steinmeyer
2002
impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer, George Sands

The Five Card Mix

Related toVariations

2002


21



lucky digits \n small packet counted to named number until only one card remains \n steve beam \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2002
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 4
Steve Beam

Lucky Digits

Related to

2002


177



alpha male \n humorous divination of selected letter, with abc cards \n steve beam \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2002
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 4
Steve Beam

Alpha Male

Inspired by

2002


205



future choice \n five envelope with numbers on either side, added in some way by spectator, total predicted, repeat, see vol. 2 reference for credit information \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n stunumbers \n shigeo futagawa \n "one to eight" (george sands, bill simon's mathematical magic, 1964) \n notes & corrections \n max maven
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 1
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

Future Choice

Inspired by "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to

2003


73



whitewash \n esp deck, card chosen by adding some numbers on number cards, predicted, all others blank \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n "one to eight" (george sands, bill simon's mathematical magic, 1964)
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 1
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

Whitewash

Inspired by "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)

2003


75



little arrows \n seven cards, all chosen except one, all lose except last one, george sands's prime number principle \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n little arrows with no arrows \n aldo colombini
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 1
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

Little Arrows

Variations

2003


77



flexible choice \n number chosen with four backtoback pairs, credits george sands's "one to eight" principle (really the hummer addition principle) \n peter duffie \n robin robertson
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

Flexible Choice

2003


60



the accidental diary \n sixteencard unicycle stack, credits george sands's "one to eight" principle (really hummer addition principle) \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n the 20/20 prediction \n nick trost
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

The Accidental Diary

Variations

2003


70



prime number principle \n p cards, any number smaller than p counted to and card turned over, repeated from there until one card remains not turned over, it's forced
 why it works \n george sands \n card concepts (arthur mactier) \n coprime number principle \n peter duffie \n robin robertson
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 2
George Sands

Prime Number Principle

Related to Card Concepts (Arthur MacTier)
Variations

2003


73



coprime number principle \n extension of prime number principle \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n prime number principle \n george sands
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

CoPrime Number Principle

Inspired by

2003


73



little arrows with no arrows \n five envelopes, all chosen except one, all lose except last one, george sands's prime number principle \n aldo colombini \n little arrows \n peter duffie \n robin robertson
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 2
Aldo Colombini

Little Arrows with No Arrows

Inspired by

2003


160



the sands end switch \n with extra piece \n george sands
2003
gravel
George Sands

The Sands End Switch

2003


5



lucky 13 force \n one of five objects \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2004
under tension
George Sands

Lucky 13 Force

Related to

2004


18



the whitechapel solution \n cards in a packet turned face down one by one by counting sequence, remaining card that is face up has odd back, uses prime principle by george sands, story presentation \n ryan matney \n an unexpected prediction \n peter duffie
2004
latter day secrets
Ryan Matney

The Whitechapel Solution

Inspired by

2004


349



lucky, lucky, lucky \n prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until selection appears, as bar bet \n lewis jones \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n odd man in \n steve beam
2004
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 5
Lewis Jones

Lucky, Lucky, Lucky

Inspired byVariations

2004


70



card memory \n deck is shuffled and memorized, two spectator get half the deck and performer names every card \n robert cassidy \n card memory \n robert cassidy \n george sands' "extra sandsational perception" \n a miracle of memory \n al baker
2004
the artful mentalism of bob cassidy
Robert Cassidy

Card Memory

Inspired byAlso published here

2004


35



prime number principle \n \n george sands
2006
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 7
George Sands

Prime Number Principle

2006


199



"odd chance" 21 card trick \n two selections \n gene castillon \n the princess in a crowd \n jim steinmeyer \n the five card mix \n jim steinmeyer \n george sands
2007
777
Gene Castillon

"Odd Chance" 21 Card Trick

Inspired by

2007


140



wacky packet \n several transformations \n nick trost \n the changing cards \n dai vernon \n super optical illusion \n george sands
2008
subtle card creations — volume 1
Nick Trost

Wacky Packet

Inspired by

2008


198



love  hate  admiration \n threecard location, using george sands's prime deal \n lennart green
2008
the green northern lights magic
Lennart Green

Love  Hate  Admiration

2008


10



the sands end switch \n with extra piece \n george sands
2010
vortex
George Sands

The Sands End Switch

2010


135



cash back \n using george sands prime number force \n wayne dobson
2013
more look no hands
Wayne Dobson

Cash Back

2013


23



mystery in abstract \n  conjuring
one of several large cards with droodles chosen with george sands' prime time principle, humorously predicted \n jim steinmeyer \n the five card mix \n jim steinmeyer \n george sands
2014
genii
Jim Steinmeyer

Mystery in Abstract

Related to

Feb. 2014


26



quotes \n by various people on the magic of george sands, ace starry, daryl, jeff mcbride, aldo colombini, mac king, michael finney, sandy katzman, george becker, ray pierce, doug anderson \n unknown
2014
ropes

Quotes

2014


ix



preface \n \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Preface

2014


xiii



sandsational rope \n routine with extra piece
 part 1  nomenclature of a rope
 part 2  is there no end?
 part 3  nor a center
 alan's variation
 part 4  restoration
 part 5  the lure
 part 6  it's a long stretch
 part 7  casual restoration
 part 8  around and around
 part 9  merrygoround
 part 10  sliding knot
 part 11  dissection
 part 12 sleightofleg
 part 13  finger cut
 part 14  classical restoration
 part 15  shoelace knot
 part 16  give a magician enough rope
 conclusion
 part 17  comedy ending by alan sands \n george sands \n alan sands \n sandsational rope \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands, Alan Sands

Sandsational Rope

Also published here

2014


1



preface  1962 \n \n george sands \n preface  1962 \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Preface  1962

Also published here

2014


25



preface  1977 \n \n george sands \n preface  1975 \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Preface  1977

Also published here

2014


26



preface  1983 \n \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Preface  1983

2014


26



requirements \n comments on ropes for the sandsational routine \n george sands \n requirements and modifications of 1st edition \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Requirements

Also published here

2014


28



sand's ropesational \n rope cut several times using fingers, rope is restored, ends change places with middle, rope stretches and knots slide and jump from one end to the other, several knots appear at once \n george sands \n sands improved ropesational \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Sand's Ropesational

Also published here

2014


28



nomenclature \n \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Nomenclature

2014


29



bundle set up \n how to bundle rope, with extra piece
 normal rope
 abnormal rope \n george sands \n bundle set up \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Bundle Set Up

Also published here

2014


29



stage presentation  one rope illusion \n taking two ropes as one from bundle \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Stage Presentation  One Rope Illusion

2014


30



for close  up acquitment \n handing rope out for examination, hiding and adding extra piece in process \n george sands \n acquitment \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

For Close  Up Acquitment

Also published here

2014


31



for closeup  pocket setup \n set up for routine
 advantages \n george sands \n pocket set up \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

For CloseUp  Pocket Setup

Also published here

2014


32



sliding knot tie \n switching ends and tying knot, extra piece
 deceiving rotation \n george sands \n sliding knot tie \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Sliding Knot Tie

Also published here

2014


33



deceiving rotation \n apparently rotating a rope, secretly moving the knot \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Deceiving Rotation

2014


34



finger cut \n cutting rope using fingers \n george sands \n finger cut \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Finger Cut

Also published here

2014


34



stretching a rope \n stretching two ropes two same lengths \n george sands \n stretching a rope \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Stretching a Rope

Also published here

2014


34



to count four as four \n counting four ends, hiding looped extra piece \n george sands \n to count four as four \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

To Count Four as Four

Also published here

2014


35



twist knot \n with extra piece, false knot and fusing two ropes together
 figure eight restoration
 "sam schwartz's delivery"
 sleight of foot restoration \n george sands \n twist knot \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Twist Knot

Also published here

2014


36



jumping ends \n with extra piece, two methods for switching ends
 jumping ends  set up
 jumping ends  set up ii
 jumping ends
 modified jumping ends \n george sands \n jumping ends \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Jumping Ends

Also published here

2014


39



continuous circle  no ends \n \n george sands \n continuous circle  no end \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Continuous Circle  No Ends

Also published here

2014


43



sliding knot tie \n with extra piece \n george sands \n sliding knot tie \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Sliding Knot Tie

Also published here

2014


44



slipknot \n with extra piece \n george sands \n slip knot \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Slipknot

Also published here

2014


44



finger razor cut \n cutting rope with finger \n george sands \n finger razor cut \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Finger Razor Cut

Also published here

2014


45



karate chop \n cutting rope using karate chop \n george sands \n karate chop \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Karate Chop

Also published here

2014


46



accordion pleat restoration \n fusing two ropes together \n george sands \n accordion pleat restoration \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Accordion Pleat Restoration

Also published here

2014


46



jumping knot \n using extra piece
 jumping knot  set up
 jumping knot \n george sands \n jumping knot \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Jumping Knot

Also published here

2014


47



sliding knot \n  sliding knot  set up
 sliding knot  illusion \n george sands \n sliding knot \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Sliding Knot

Also published here

2014


48



vanishing knot addition \n \n george sands \n vanishing knot addition \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Vanishing Knot Addition

Also published here

2014


51



jumping knot  addition \n \n george sands \n jumping knot  addition \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Jumping Knot  Addition

Also published here

2014


51



mountain climbing knot \n \n george sands \n mountain climbing knot \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Mountain Climbing Knot

Also published here

2014


51



dissolving knot \n \n george sands \n dissolving knot \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Dissolving Knot

Also published here

2014


51



life saving knots \n appearance of several knots on rope \n george sands \n life saving knots \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Life Saving Knots

Also published here

2014


54



set up before spectators and repeat \n \n george sands \n set up before spectators and repeat \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Set Up Before Spectators and Repeat

Also published here

2014


56



set up ii for repeat \n \n george sands \n set up ii for repeat \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Set Up II for Repeat

Also published here

2014


57



examination of the rope \n \n george sands \n examination of the rope \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Examination of the Rope

Also published here

2014


57



conclusion \n \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Conclusion

2014


57



suggestionsadviceafterthoughts \n \n george sands \n alan sands
2014
ropes
George Sands, Alan Sands

SuggestionsAdviceAfterthoughts

2014


57



needless threeading \n rope is wind around thumb, threading end through loop, elaborate routine
 preface
 effect
 setup
 presentation
 rope warp
 more rope warp \n george sands \n alan sands \n the bachelor's needle \n unknown
2014
ropes
George Sands, Alan Sands

Needless Threeading

Related to

2014


59



silk handkerchief through rope \n silk knotted on rope \n george sands \n george sands' "50 years of magic: volume 1" 1987.
2014
ropes
George Sands

Silk Handkerchief Through Rope

Also published here George Sands' "50 Years of Magic: Volume 1" 1987.

2014


69



rope through arm \n through arm of spectator \n george sands \n george sands' "50 years of magic: volume 1" 1987.
2014
ropes
George Sands

Rope Through Arm

Also published here George Sands' "50 Years of Magic: Volume 1" 1987.

2014


71



reverse rope through arm \n through arm of spectator \n george sands \n george sands' "50 years of magic: volume 1" 1987.
2014
ropes
George Sands

Reverse Rope Through Arm

Also published here George Sands' "50 Years of Magic: Volume 1" 1987.

2014


72



string handcuff escape (honeymoon string game) \n spectator and performer have ends of rope knotted on wrists, ropes are linked and become unlinked \n george sands \n george sands' "51 years of magic: volume 2" 1988.
2014
ropes
George Sands

String Handcuff Escape (Honeymoon String Game)

Also published here George Sands' "51 Years of Magic: Volume 2" 1988.

2014


75



sun and moon  comedy tie and rope routine \n comedy routine, cut and restored tie \n george sands \n george sands' "54 years of magic: volume 5" 1991.
2014
ropes
George Sands

Sun and Moon  Comedy Tie and Rope Routine

Also published here George Sands' "54 Years of Magic: Volume 5" 1991.

2014


79



william tell knot with a variation \n simple knot and figure eight knot \n george sands \n george sands' "56 years of magic: volume 7" 1993.
2014
ropes
George Sands

William Tell Knot with a Variation

Also published here George Sands' "56 Years of Magic: Volume 7" 1993.

2014


83



rope through person \n rope through box, penetration of person \n george sands \n george sands' "51 years of magic: volume 2" 1988.
2014
ropes
George Sands

Rope Through Person

Also published here George Sands' "51 Years of Magic: Volume 2" 1988.

2014


87



epilogue by george sands \n \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Epilogue by George Sands

2014


89



autobiography by george sands \n written in 1987 \n george sands
2014
ropes
George Sands

Autobiography by George Sands

2014


91



doubling down \n using factory misprinted cards, the magician predicts the totals of the cards selected by the audience. \n steve beam \n an oddity \n george sands
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 9
Steve Beam

Doubling Down

Related to

2015


214



an oddity \n paper slips with numbers on each side are arranged by the spectator \n george sands \n an oddity \n george sands
2022
hummer's odyssey
George Sands

An Oddity

Also published here

2022


16


