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Theodore Annemann, Jean Hugard Relativity and Cards signed, one in pocket of performer, one in pocket by spectator
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 265
Ralph W. Hull The Tuned Deck six phases, two corner shorts
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 517
Theodore Annemann Insto-Transpo spectator's and performer's pocket, double backer
Related toVariations 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 3
Unknown The Tap tapping a produding card "through" the squared pack
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 122
Dr. Jacob Daley Two Cards in Fear two spectators stab two knives in deck wrapped in newspaper
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 85) 543
Mike Trent Okito Goes Mental billet in Okito Box
Related to 1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 6
Edward Marlo Not Quite Sure card is selected, then all cards of same value turn over
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 137) 550
Frederick Braue The Homing Card Kaps favorite
Related toVariations 1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 13
Bill Simon Tnuoc two selections, one is found by cutting to indicator card, second reverses in the middle of the deck
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 594
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 638
Bill Simon Simon-Ease simple cut control
Also published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 639
Bill Simon Two Blades with two knives
Related toAlso published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 640
Bill Simon Tabled single card through table
Also published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 640
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Bill Simon, Jay Marshall
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 641
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Kruger and Starke, Dr. Jaks, Martin Gardner, Roy Benson, Paul Draylin, Hal Haber, Bill Simon
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 160) 645
Bill Simon Cig-Card-Rise from cigarette case
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 659
Bill Simon Cut Control
Variations 1949 Controlled Miracles 5
Bill Simon The Chinese Cut cutting procedure with perpendicular configuration
Variations 1949 Controlled Miracles 6
Bill Simon Simpl-Speller
1949 Controlled Miracles 7
Bill Simon Simon False Table Cut
1949 Controlled Miracles 9
Bill Simon The Stab Force with push-in change
1949 Controlled Miracles 10
Bill Simon Sensitive Fingertips two cards are found
Related to 1949 Controlled Miracles 13
Bill Simon The Card in the Hat card travels into hat that is sitting on table, repeated
1949 Controlled Miracles 14
Bill Simon Back Palm Steal cards are stolen into back palm with fan cover
1949 Controlled Miracles 15
Bill Simon Dual Discovery two selections are found via countdown of their values
1949 Controlled Miracles 16
Bill Simon Card-Cigarette Wrinkle
1949 Controlled Miracles 19
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle original six-card version
Related to 1949 Controlled Miracles 21
Bill Simon Smoke Screen cigarette rolls on table by itself, torn into thirds, travel through table, restored
1949 Controlled Miracles 23
Bill Simon The Startling Four Coins interlocked coin production, then coins to glass
1949 Controlled Miracles 25
Bill Simon Rising Coin and Climax coin travels from hand to hand, then vanishes from silk, full wine glass appears
1949 Controlled Miracles 28
Bill Simon Ten Fingers & a Silk coin is produced from silk and vanishes, repeated, continues production of coins, bills as final load
1949 Controlled Miracles 30
Bill Simon Again! in spectator and performer's pocket, signed, duplicate
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 169) 676
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Jack Chanin, Bill Simon, Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Robert Harbin
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 773
Bill Simon Foreword
1949 Controlled Miracles 2
Unknown About the Author about Bill Simon
1949 Controlled Miracles 35
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's a Natural No. 11, Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted
VariationsAlso published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 23
John Scarne, Bill Simon Double Prediction No. 59, Basic routine with Business Card Prophecy move, predict where business card is placed, for credit information see Scarne reference
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 105
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 107
Bill Simon Double Surprise No. 61
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 108
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frank Garcia, Puzzle by Charlie Arbuthnot, Dunninger, Carlo Menotti, Fred Keating, Martin Gardner, Bill Simon, Jean Hugard, Robert Harbin, Art Lyle, Frank Joglar
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 196) 785
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's A Natural with matches, seven outs
VariationsAlso published here 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 199) 796
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Carl Rosini, Bill Simon, Audley Walsh, Victor Jorey
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 202) 809
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Simon, Ted Messenger, Cleopatra, Sorcar, Frank Garcia, John Scarne, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Greer Marechal, Jimmy Herpick, Frank Joglar, Larry Weeks, Cy Endfield
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 206) 825
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Si Stebbins (newspaper article), Maurice Fogel, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 215) 861
Bill Simon Biddled with just ten cards, without selection
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 894
Bill Simon Sitting Bull seated, coin on leg is vanished and reproduced
Related toAlso published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 226) 903
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Kaplan, Milbourne Christopher, Martin Gardner, Mike Millet, Bill Simon, Dr. Jaks, Francis Carlyle, Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon, John Boyko, Sid Lorraine, Leo Rullman, Keith Clark, Fu Manchu
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 226) 905
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Richard Himber, Clayton Rawson, Dr. Elliott, Wallace Dibble, Audley Walsh, Bill Simon
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 227) 909
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the S.A.M - I.B.M. convention, Sid Lorraine, Dai Vernon, Dr. Jaks, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon, Ross Bertram, Johnny Platt, Chic Schoke, Leslie Barrie, Gene Bernstein, Tom Hanlon, Russell Swann, Audley Walsh, Del Ray, Jay Marshall
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 231) 925
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value
Variations 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 241) 962
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Baker's dead, Leslie Barrie, Willard Smith, Bill Simon, Herman Hansen
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 242) 969
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Francis Carlyle, Dr. Jaks, Martin Gardner, Bob Orben, Frank Garcia, Lee Noble, Bill Simon
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 243) 973
Dai Vernon, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bill Simon, Martin Gardner, Norman Jensen, Bruce Elliott The Ruler force with ruler with name of cards, ruler is balanced on two fingers and fingers brought together until fingers meet, see also p. 981 for ideas by John Hamilton
Variations 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 974
Bill Simon Gone steal to other hand, with reference to produce a coin from spectator's ear
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 32
Bill Simon Foreword
1952 Effective Card Magic 7
Bill Simon Specialization
1952 Effective Card Magic 13
Bill Simon The Importance of Practice
1952 Effective Card Magic 13
Bill Simon The Necessity of Trial
1952 Effective Card Magic 14
Bill Simon Understanding Theory
1952 Effective Card Magic 15
Bill Simon The Importance of Studying Simple Moves
1952 Effective Card Magic 15
Bill Simon Manipulation on using flourishes or not
1952 Effective Card Magic 16
Bill Simon Technicalities
1952 Effective Card Magic 16
Bill Simon The Art of Presentation
1952 Effective Card Magic 17
Bill Simon Spontaneous Resourcefulness
1952 Effective Card Magic 18
Bill Simon Conjurer vs. Gambler
1952 Effective Card Magic 19
Bill Simon The Best Magic
1952 Effective Card Magic 19
Bill Simon Handling
1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Cultivating Originality in Presentation
1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Unprepared Cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Present Day Sophistication
1952 Effective Card Magic 21
Bill Simon Audience Participation
1952 Effective Card Magic 22
Bill Simon Patter
1952 Effective Card Magic 22
Bill Simon Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 24
Bill Simon Accessories
1952 Effective Card Magic 25
Bill Simon Originality
1952 Effective Card Magic 25
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneously
Inspired byRelated to
  • Will (Unknown, 1996)
1952 Effective Card Magic 29
Bill Simon Business Card Prophesy two cards predicted on business card, cards which are next to it after pushed in the deck, for credit information see Scarne reference "Business Card ESP"
Related toVariations 1952 Effective Card Magic 32
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1952 Effective Card Magic 34
Bill Simon The Instant Reverse selection is reversed in the deck, then all other cards with the same value turn over
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 35
Bill Simon Three Queens Monte with four cards all turn into aces
1952 Effective Card Magic 37
Bill Simon Sympathetic Control spectator cut deck in three piles, one queen is put in each pile, last queen is on the table, when that queen is turned over, the other queens turn over too
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 39
Bill Simon Packer Load loading three reversed card between four cards alternating, similar to a collectors load
1952 Effective Card Magic 42
Bill Simon Elevator Cards ace, two, three, two phases
1952 Effective Card Magic 43
Bill Simon The Turnabout Cards without selection
1952 Effective Card Magic 48
Bill Simon Double Under Cut tabled
1952 Effective Card Magic 49
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
Bill Simon Negative Force to eliminate a suit
1952 Effective Card Magic 52
Bill Simon The Gambler Controls the Aces cutting the Aces (jogged Aces), then all Aces turnover in the deck at once
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 54
Bill Simon Tapping the Cards through the deck, forming injog, with four Aces
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 55
Bill Simon A Touching Experiment cards spread on table, spectator and performer draw out two cards each, four Aces
1952 Effective Card Magic 60
Bill Simon Turn Over Switch two cards of four are switched, while being turned over and pushed into the deck
1952 Effective Card Magic 61
Bill Simon Additions to the Effect follow up to "A Touching Experiment" Elevator with four Aces
1952 Effective Card Magic 64
Bill Simon False Display hiding two reversed cards, and bringing all to same orientation
1952 Effective Card Magic 64
Bill Simon The Ambitious Card cards travel from center to the top and back to the center
1952 Effective Card Magic 66
Bill Simon The Second Deal The Component Parts of the Second Deal
1. Position of the Deck in the Left Hand
2. The Movement of the Left Thumb
3. The Grip with the Right Fingers
4. The Strike
5. The Motion of the Hands

Exercises
1. The Normal Deal
2. The Immovable Thumb
3. The Immovable Card

Performing the Deal
Concluding Thoughts
1952 Effective Card Magic 71
Bill Simon Tricks with the Second Deal
1952 Effective Card Magic 79
Bill Simon Call to the Colors
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 Effective Card Magic 79
Bill Simon Two Numbers two cards selected, spectators only think of a number, both cards are found at the positions
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 81
Bill Simon Danbury Delusion
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 83
Bill Simon Shuffle Control
1952 Effective Card Magic 84
Bill Simon The Middle Deal mock center deal
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 86
Bill Simon The F.B.I. Card stabbing the deck with a card, finding the selection above, with second deal
1952 Effective Card Magic 87
Bill Simon Four Card Locations deck divided in two, number named cards found at that number from top and bottom of each packet
1952 Effective Card Magic 89
Bill Simon The Simon Card Control insertion from the side
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 93
Bill Simon Set-Up of Four Cards stacking four cards, when deck is cut one of the cards is on top and on bottom of each heap
1952 Effective Card Magic 95
Bill Simon The Two Card Peek two cards, two cuts, on top and bottom, throwing off magicians
1952 Effective Card Magic 97
Bill Simon A Piquant Peek after peek, while squaring up
1952 Effective Card Magic 99
Bill Simon The Peek Force with break
1952 Effective Card Magic 101
Bill Simon The Simon Fan Steal perpendicular position
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 102
Bill Simon Telepathy spectator selects a card, another writes a number on it, both informations are divined and written on a slate
1952 Effective Card Magic 104
Bill Simon Automatic Writing spectator selects a card, another writes a number on it, both informations are divined by automatic writing, bottomless case
1952 Effective Card Magic 105
Bill Simon The Simon Secret Addition
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 107
Bill Simon The Thought-Of Ace thought of ace (or all aces) rise to top
1952 Effective Card Magic 109
Bill Simon A Transposition ace to four of clubs transpose with four random cards one by one
1952 Effective Card Magic 111
Bill Simon Cover for the Side Slip covered side steal, to second from the top
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 112
Bill Simon Ambitious Bit with the side slip
1952 Effective Card Magic 115
Bill Simon The Helpers with the side slip
1952 Effective Card Magic 115
Bill Simon Predict Switch touched card is predicted
1952 Effective Card Magic 116
Bill Simon Card Switch similar thinking as Vernon's "Simplified Curry Change", Kelly Bottom Placement grip
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 117
Bill Simon Discoveries
1952 Effective Card Magic 121
Bill Simon The Finger-Stab cards are thrown into the air and selection is plucked out
1952 Effective Card Magic 121
Bill Simon A Trick with a New Twist cards are given a spin on the table, selection flies out
1952 Effective Card Magic 123
Bill Simon Half and Half (Elimination) deck is always split in half and spectator decides which one is eliminated, last card is selection
1952 Effective Card Magic 124
Bill Simon A Strange Card card vanishes from five card packet and reappears reversed in the deck, similar structure as the Biddle trick
1952 Effective Card Magic 125
Bill Simon Card in the Mouth
1952 Effective Card Magic 128
Bill Simon, Jack McMillen Four Deep card travels to other packet at same position, based on Jack McMillen's "Leaper Card"
1952 Effective Card Magic 131
Bill Simon Unexpected two red aces are laid on spectator's hand and transform into black aces, then the red aces are pinched out of the deck one by one, first phase similar to Fechter's "Be honest"
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 133
Bill Simon The Magnetic Cards cards are cut in four packets, one card selected and with that card the other of the same value rise on top of each packet
1952 Effective Card Magic 137
Bill Simon Double Rise two cards placed on the table, half of the deck put on each, both rise to the top
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 139
Bill Simon Reverse Card Effects
1952 Effective Card Magic 140
Bill Simon 1. Six Face Up Cards Right Themselves Spontaneously twelve cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 140
Bill Simon 2. Odd Card Out twelve cards half face up, half face down, all cards right themselves except selection
1952 Effective Card Magic 142
Bill Simon 3. Misdirection Plus pretending to have stripper cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 143
Bill Simon The Ubiquitous Jack of Spades four cards shown to be the same
1952 Effective Card Magic 144
Bill Simon Rapid Transit handling variation
1952 Effective Card Magic 144
Bill Simon Mind Reading spectator thinks of a number and remembers the card on it's position, after the performer fails to find it, the spectator finds his card at the number turned over
1952 Effective Card Magic 145
Bill Simon "Touch" Retouched ungaffed, one card
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 148
Bill Simon Bottom Slip Cut
1952 Effective Card Magic 149
Bill Simon, Martin Gardner Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value
1952 Effective Card Magic 151
Bill Simon The Locator Three of Clubs spectator thrusts a known card into a card spread of 28 cards and his selection is found
1952 Effective Card Magic 152
Bill Simon Marking a Position in a Card Spread
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 153
Bill Simon The Somersault reversed card travels from small packet to larger packet
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 155
Bill Simon Transfer some cards from a face up packet on a face down packet
1952 Effective Card Magic 156
Bill Simon Packet Turnover secret turnover of some cards, while pointing to the other half
1952 Effective Card Magic 157
Bill Simon Night Club Card Assembly four cards of the same value in spectator's pocket transpose with four random cards, one by one
1952 Effective Card Magic 158
Bill Simon Double Prediction
1952 Effective Card Magic 161
Bill Simon Cut Force cut and reverse, under the table
1952 Effective Card Magic 161
Bill Simon, Edward Marlo Four Deuces and the Ace of Spades
Inspired byRelated to 1952 Effective Card Magic 163
Bill Simon Deuces Wild black deuces rise to the top one by one, then they are used to pinch the red deuces out of the deck
1952 Effective Card Magic 166
Bill Simon, Bruce Burrell Hide Out Move under a three card fan
1952 Effective Card Magic 167
Bill Simon Four-Way Coincidence four mates found by spectator
1952 Effective Card Magic 169
Bill Simon Card Addition as a switch of four cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 170
Bill Simon Shuffles and Cuts
1952 Effective Card Magic 175
Bill Simon The Basic Cut top and bottom cards are retained
1952 Effective Card Magic 176
Bill Simon The Simon System of False Riffle Shuffles
1952 Effective Card Magic 178
Bill Simon The Top Stock Control
1952 Effective Card Magic 178
Bill Simon The Bottom Stock Control
1952 Effective Card Magic 180
Bill Simon Harnessed ring penetrates handkerchief
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 254) 1014
Bill Simon Dope! card to wallet, off-beat, no-palm
Variations 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 257) 1028
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Friday Night Sodality, Gen Grant, Bill Simon, Maurice Zolotow
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 267) 1069
Bill Simon Airing the Strip-Out deck beveled for easier strip-out
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 56
Edward Marlo The False Count
Related to 1953 The Cardician 94
Edward Marlo Touch Retouched - Retouched card reversed by spectator is predicted, force, see page 196 for credits
Inspired by 1953 The Cardician 138
Bill Simon Simon Eyes! one of three cards is thought of, selection ends up sandwiched between two reversed cards
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1110
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, The Friday Night Sodality, E. Brian Mc Carthy, Fred Keating, Sid Lorraine, Bill Simon
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 290) 1161
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Bill Simon, Max Katz, Jay Palmer
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1169
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4&4
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1170
Bill Simon Twice Clipped two mate predictions, cards clipped together with paper clips
Variations 1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 300) 1199
Bill Simon Foreword
1954 Sleightly Sensational 4
Bill Simon In General on practicing, entertainment
1954 Sleightly Sensational 5
Bill Simon The Mathemagician two spectators discover the Aces by random dealing, dealing to bottom and then into multiple piles
Related toVariations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 8
Bill Simon Eye Doubt It two red Queens face-to-face change to black Twos and back
1954 Sleightly Sensational 9
Bill Simon The Flash Change four indifferent cards change into four Aces, they stick out of deck as a block and are shaken out
Variations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 11
Bill Simon The Cards and Dice - 1. The Transposition Ace - Four of clubs face-down on table with a die on top of each with one to four to top, dice exchanged and cards follow
Related toVariations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 14
Bill Simon 2. The Big Change Ace - Three with three dice on top, they transpose and eventually all change to Threes and back
Variations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 16
Bill Simon The Turnabout six or seven packets put together face-up and face-down, they sort themselves the same way
Variations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 18
Bill Simon The Impulsive Ladies three queens and three aces transpose when fourth queen is place with queens, half pass method
1954 Sleightly Sensational 19
Bill Simon The Four Packet Shuffle four packets are shuffled into each other face-up/face-down
Related toVariations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 21
Bill Simon Two Up two prediction cards removed by performer, spectators insert them next to mates
1954 Sleightly Sensational 24
Bill Simon The Vital Prediction
1954 Sleightly Sensational 26
Bill Simon Side-Jog Transfer Cut transferring side-jogged card during cut
1954 Sleightly Sensational 29
Bill Simon The London Illusion spectator and performer each chose card from half deck, they match
1954 Sleightly Sensational 30
Bill Simon The Reverse Glide from end grip, card apparently put to bottom of deck
1954 Sleightly Sensational 31
Bill Simon Sponge Surprise fifteen to twenty small sponge balls appear
1954 Sleightly Sensational 33
Bill Simon The Ring on Wand with handkerchief
1954 Sleightly Sensational 35
Bill Simon, Hen Fetsch The Coin Transposition and Climax silver & copper transpose with one coin in spectator's handkerchief
1954 Sleightly Sensational 37
Bill Simon Psychic Okito Box Okito Box for billet reading or Q&A
Related to 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 10
Cy Endfield, Bill Simon There's Five Aces! four Aces are counted as five as a gag
Related toAlso published here 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 44
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on the New Living Card Stars , Ed Marlo, Charlie Miller, Paul LePaul, Francis Carlyle, Bill Simon, Dr. Jacob Daley, The Modern Magician, Channing Pollock, Cardini, Billy McComb, James B. Findlay, Willane
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 328) 123
Bill Simon Sitting Vanish seated, coin on leg is vanished and reproduced
Related toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 42
Bill Simon Simon-Ease simple cut control
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 142
Bill Simon Two Blades with two knives
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 143
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 146
Bill Simon Tabled single card through table
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 147
Bill Simon Again in spectator and performer's pocket, signed, duplicate
Inspired byAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 148
Bill Simon Biddled with just ten cards, without selection
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 158
Bill Simon Another Handling cover card side steal
1957 Side Steal 49
Bert Allerton Card Stabbing Trick any named card
Related toVariations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 36
Paul Marcus More Natural Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted
Inspired by 1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 268
Bill Simon Challenge Aces Ace of Spades is placed aside and keeps reappearing, change into four different Aces
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 201
Bill Simon, Paul Curry 1-2-3-4
1962 Close-up Card Magic 231
Bill Simon Acetimation estimation presentation, faro setting
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 51
Karl Fulves Babel Tommy Cooper, John Mulholland quote, Bill Simon tale, faro tricks
June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 40
Bruce Cervon, William P. Miesel, Bill Simon, Victor Marsh Etcetera
June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 41
Bill Simon Sleight of Mind travelling production combo
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 239
Bill Simon, Harry Lorayne Deal & Duck eight cards removed below the table by performer and spectator, packet used to find aces via deal & duck
Related to 1967 Deck-Sterity 149
J. W. Sarles Jog Control card openly inserted from side
Related to May 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 99
Bill Simon, J. W. Sarles Jog Control Variation
Related toAlso published here July 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 110
Edward Marlo, Bill Simon Double Lift Substitutes - Third Method
Inspired by 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 34
Edward Marlo, Bill Simon As an Ace Addition
Inspired by 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 35
William P. Miesel Cards & Dice Ace-Four and four dice match up, aces appear
Related to 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 9
Edward Marlo, Jerry Kogan, Bill Simon Neo-Piquant Glimpse
1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 41
Bill Simon Block Slip Cut
Related toVariations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 130
Roy Johnson The Dunbury Delusion
Inspired by 1970 The Roy Johnson Experience 27
Frank Garcia Cut the Kings spectator deals in four piles, Kings on top, change to Aces
Related to 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 23
Bill Simon, Frank Garcia Control Knockout card is produced on top via slip cut two times
Related to
  • "Slip Cut Effect" (Ed Marlo, The Gen, April 1956)
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 45
Frank Garcia, Bill Simon Peekaboo Revelation peeked card between face up aces in deck
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 71
Edward Marlo, Bill Simon To Set Up combination of two referenced Bill Simon effects
Inspired by 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 48
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486
Related toVariations Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 481
Frank Garcia, Bill Simon Super Subtle Shuffle no selection
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 187
Edward Marlo Block Slip Cover Up Cut
Inspired by 1973 Further Flight 15
Jerry Mentzer, Bill Simon Nearly a Triumph
1974 Card Cavalcade II 211
Walt Lees, Edward Marlo, Derek Dingle, Frank Garcia The Perpetual Elevator Routine ten minute act
1.) The First Elevator (based on "Penetration")
2.) The Cold Elevator
3.) Triumph Plus (see also "Super Subtle Shuffle")
4.) The Small Packet All Backs (based on a Derek Dingle Routine)
5.) Finale (Elevator again with card in pocket finish)
Inspired byRelated to 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 3) 174
T. Nelson Downs, Bill Simon Impossible Card Location
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 187
Edward Marlo The Tabled Block Slip Cut tabled, from two peeked at cards
Inspired by 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 281
Bill Simon, Larry Jennings Business Card Prophecy Move
1976 Stabbed Coincidence 4
Gerald Kosky Mystic Eyes name written on disk and sealed in pillbox, divined, Okito Box
Related to 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 150) 747
Stephen Minch Fan Steal
Related to 1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 39
Bob Farmer, Bill Simon Twisting, Turning, Extending and Otherwise Molesting the Aces card is stretched, then one by one reverses
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 572
Frederick Braue Dealing the Aces four aces found at numbers called for
Related to 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 24
Martin Gardner Middle Deal Demonstration - Variation
Inspired byRelated to 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 26
Unknown Marking a Position in a Card Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 63
Bill Simon Simon Card Control
Also published here 1978 Loose Ends 48
Bert Fenn The Stapled Cards inspired by Bill Simon and John Scarne, one of two stapled cards changes place with selection
Inspired by 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 179
Bill Simon Taps card is tapped through deck, one-handed
1979 CardMagic 52
Howard Schwarzman Night Riser black Aces on table, half deck on each, they rise to top of other packet, red Aces on bottom
  • Notes By Karl Fulves
Inspired byVariations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 16) 1224
Unknown Marking a Card in a Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 18
Bill Simon Airing The Strip-out finesse
Related to 1982 Card Finesse 47
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1982 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 16
Daryl Martinez, Paul Curry, Bill Simon Sleightly Touched unknown card reversed, magician locates card of same suit and value
Variations 1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 42
J. C. Doty Side Steal a la Doty covered, very similar to Simon's handling
Related to 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 7
Unknown Marking a Position in a Card Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1982 Card News '82 145
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1983 Powerful Magic 26
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 20) 187
Steve Beam ""Touch" Retouched" Rehashed
Inspired by 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 5) 84
Peter Duffie A Personal Triumph four packets shuffled together
Inspired byVariations 1984 Contemporary Card Magic 14
Edward Marlo Can't See Location blank fan made, selection removed from it, inspired by Bill Simon effect
1985 Formula One Close-Up 51
Dai Vernon No Sleight Triumph
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 105
Dai Vernon The Hindu Double-Undercut
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 36
Ed Andres Sleightly Diced Ace, Two and Three of Clubs on table with dice on top with the same number upwards, cards follow when dice are changes, Six of Clubs appears as finale
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 14
Dai Vernon Why am I Here? card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 122
Bill Simon, José Carroll Swivel Cut Production
1988 52 Lovers 141
Dai Vernon Simplified Curry Change
Related to 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 113
Edward Marlo Original Homing Card Routine
Related toAlso published here
  • Tops Trick Annual 1963
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 40
Bill Simon Buckle Glide from back corner of small packet
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 100
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 93
Bill Simon Block Slip Cup
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 114
Bill Simon Necktie Add-On
1990 Close-up Impact! 45
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1990 Close Up Illusions 143
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1990 Top Secret Stuff 77
Bill Simon The Prophecy Move
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 730
Edward Marlo, Bill Simon, Dai Vernon Quick Sands Aces with three alternative methods
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 11
Bill Simon Call to the Colors (Llamar a los Colores) translation by Jesús Etcheverry
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 150
Arturo de Ascanio Los Dados mandan y las Cartas obedecen routine with cards and dice, four parts, elevator, Bill Simon routines and selection is found
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Circular de la S.E.I." 1955.
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 14
Bill Simon Taps Control slapping card through deck
1993 By Forces Unseen 68
Bill Simon, Steve Beam Backwards Prophecy
Also published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 149
Bill Simon Covered Side Steal
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 78
Bill Simon Prophecy Move
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 128
Gene Maze Control of the Colors using center deal, Spade Flush finale
Inspired by
  • "Shades of Bill Simon" (Gene Maze, Wonderful Routines of Magic - First Addendum, 1973)
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 132
Bill Simon Covered Side Steal
1994 Steel and Silver 141
Ray Kosby, William Goodwin Sleighty Retouched unknown card reversed, magician locates card of same suit and value, involving transformation
Inspired by 1994 Tricks 11
Cy Endfield, Bill Simon Endfield-Simon Count four as five
Also published here 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 182
Bill Simon "Business Card Prophecy" move
1995 Cardshark 21
John Scarne, Bill Simon, Karl Fulves True Colors No. 2, cards shuffled face-up/face-down, all of one color face-up, except two selections
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 3
Bill Simon, William P. Miesel, Karl Fulves The Forgetful Gambler No. 54, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, they right themselves except for Royal Flush, rest of deck changes back color
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 107
Bill Simon Prophecy Move
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 107
Bill Simon, Steve Beam Backwards Prophecy
Also published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 188
Edward Marlo Face Up Transposition face-up card travels from one half to the other
Related to 1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 33
Edward Marlo Block Turnover Principle & Applications No. 3: "The Magic Seven", fourth phase
No. 4: "Prediction without Doubts" (Bill Simon, Nov. 1954)
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1979
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 392
Edward Marlo Prediction without Doubts Variation No. 5
spectator stops performer's deal, value used to count to selection, no set-up
Inspired by
  • "Prediction without Doubts" (Bill Simon, Nov. 1954)
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 394
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 292
Michael Skinner, Bill Simon The Business on the Business Card Prediction two methods
1996 Classic Sampler 1
Unknown Will deck separated in two halves, one card selected, mate appears at same position in other half
Related to 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
John Scarne Business Card ESP Business Card Prophecy with two separate predictions, credit information
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 36
Bill Simon Simon Prophecy Force
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 69
Bill Simon Simon Prophecy Force Al Thatcher's version
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 142
Bill Simon Simon Prophecy Move
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 322
Bill Simon, Roberto Giobbi Rise and Switch Double Rise plus transpo
Inspired by 1998 Card College — Volume 3 590
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1999 Tricks of my Trade 17
Roberto Giobbi, John F. Mendoza, Bill Simon The Toss Switch
2000 Card College — Volume 4 840
Paul Curry The Power of Thought
Related toVariations 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 307
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
2001 Try the Impossible 214
Bill Simon, Karl Fulves Unbalanced Aces No. 57, two packets dealt into two heaps each
Inspired by 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 86
Harry Lorayne A Much Better Chance Power Poker type, no bottom deals, spectator always gets Royal Flush
Related toAlso published here 2001 Personal Collection 205
Neal Elias Card Controls - Placing A Key Card deck secretly cut
Inspired by 2001 New Card Controls 25
Darwin Ortiz Ace in the Pocket duplicate, great conditions
Inspired byRelated to 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 144
Lewis Jones Up and Down Double cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes a face up card and performer a face-down card with same value
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 133
Bill Simon, Steve Beam Prophecy Move
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 249
Bill Simon, Roberto Giobbi, Edward Marlo Multiple Lift Display Sequence
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1227
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Future Choice five envelope with numbers on either side, added in some way by spectator, total predicted, repeat, see Vol. 2 reference for credit information
Inspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 73
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Whitewash ESP deck, card chosen by adding some numbers on number cards, predicted, all others blank
Inspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 75
Davide Costi Alternating the Colors (Presentation) emphasis on the presentation, Ascanio's version of Bill Simon's "Call the colors"
Inspired by 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 67
Karl Fulves Able To Match "automated version of 'Business Card Prophecy'", after riffle shuffle fifteen cards are removed, a card stabbed and cards on either side divined and those are the only ones with mates in packet
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 50
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
2004 When Psychics Play Poker 50
Karl Fulves Playing Card Prophecy clouding the method
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 52
Karl Fulves Name-O-Prophecy cutting at specific position during Business Card Prophecy move
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 53
Karl Fulves Sum Card Prophet spectator choses card face-up and stabs it into face-down deck, cards on either side add up to chosen value
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 54
Karl Fulves Left-Handed Prophet different handling for Business Card Prophecy Move
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 55
Wesley James, Bill Simon Covered Side Steal
2004 Enchantments 185
Larry Jennings Tahoe Triumph
Inspired by 2005 Up In Smoke 41