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S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase Grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 52
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Psychic Writing appearing writing on paper card answers question
Related toVariations 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 4
Ladson Butler The Whispering Queen deck is shuffled and dealt in four heaps, bottom cards divined
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 24
Edward Victor The "Deo-Ace" Trick four Aces are placed on four Twos crosswise, so that suits match, Ace with same suit as selection transforms into that card
Variations 1937 Magic of the Hands 29
Unknown The Pencil-Line Detection one-way via edge mark
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 65
T.J. Crawford Migratory Coins coins on corners of black cloth, with two postcards
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 705
George Sutcliffe, Tom Sellers Repel-Attract matches move apart between fingers, rubber tubing
Variations 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
Unknown Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards"
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 347
Frederick Braue The Flip-Over Palm attributed to Fred Braue in "Vis à Vis"
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 58
Warren Wiersbe Military Mixup
Variations 1944 Action with Cards 8
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 123) 496
Dr. Jacob Daley The Cavorting Aces
Variations 1950 Stars of Magic (Vol. 7 No. 3) 111
Jack Avis The Jokers ten cards on table, selected one is predicted the others are jokers
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 242) 968
Arthur Hastings D.F.C
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 265) 1060
Jack Avis, Al Koran The Cards of Pegasus initialed Joker in sealed in envelope, five cards chosen and initialed, one card is chosen, transposes with the Joker, chosen card is now in envelope
Also published here 1953 "Come a little closer..." 33
Jack Avis Loops Entwined under handkerchief
Inspired byAlso published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1098
Jack Avis Demented Dice
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1101
Jack Avis Your Choice Again coin transposition, one coin in handkerchief
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 31
Jack Avis Message from Hades freely chosen card predicted, pocket writing
Related to 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 221
Jack Avis All Fair Count Down card from group is selected, value used to locate card
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 19
Jack Avis All Fair Impromptu Spell mental spelling, imperfect card principle
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 18
Edward Marlo The Clip Steal l.h. Steal during Overhand Shuffle
Related to 1956 Action Palm 18
Edward Marlo The Bold Steal while showing that selection is not on top or bottom and other handlings, see Note 3 on p. 58
Related to 1957 Side Steal 9
Jack Avis All Fair Surprise card held by spectator turns into selection
Also published here 1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 345) 203
Jack Avis Card Switch behind fan
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 345) 203
Jack Avis, Cy Endfield, Roy Walton Three From Three
  • Effect No. 1: three card location, one reversed others next to it
  • Effect No. 2: off-beat card location, pocket
  • Effect No. 3: multiple transformation
Variations 1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 345) 205
Jack Avis Safety Cut linked safety pins put into paper cover, cover cut in two pieces, held together again and pins still linked
Also published here 1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 1
Brother John Hamman Face Up - Face Down Surprise cards separated in reds and blacks, triumph with reds, black selection found in red pile, red and black piles change place
Related toVariations 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 32
Jack Avis Right Card - Wrong Color card chosen, wrong color proclaimed by magician, cards separated in reds and blacks, black selection found in red pile, red and black piles change place
Inspired byAlso published here 1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 27
Henry Christ Henry Christ Spread Switch see Elmsley book for Tony Kardyro credit information
Variations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 23
Tony Corinda, Al Koran Centre Tear (One Hand Variation)
Related to 1959 Billets 171
Jack Avis The Birthday Card Trick card is found a position of a wished month
1959 Card Tricks 312
Jack Avis Suit Force with down-under-deal
1959 Card Tricks 313
Jack Avis Surprise card held by spectator turns into selection
Also published here 1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 236
Jack Avis Seven and Eleven Transpo four Aces and three Sevens, when Ace is put with Sevens the other three cards transpose
Also published here 1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 58
Jack Avis A Card Exchange unconventional handling
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 57
Jack Avis Stamp of Approval card marked with stamp is used to chose two cards, prediction of the two selections
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 56
Jack Avis French Reverse
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 362) 277
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der mysteriöse Scarabäus card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored back
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 47
Jack Avis A Switch Move
Also published here 1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 64
Jack Avis Diencidence three chosen cards reveal two numbers chosen with a die and total
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 64
Jack Avis The Two and Eight Coins transposition of a half dollar in closed hand and penny on back of the fist
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 369) 305
Jack Avis The Jumping Thought card peeked at, deck shuffled by spectator, card divined and it comes to top
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 69
Jack Avis Coincidence-Again
Also published here 1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 69
Jack Avis The Finger Clip Cull
Also published here 1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 68
Nate Leipzig Twirl Cut
Related to 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 170
Edward Marlo Thoughts on Blind Choice two selections from one deck match two reversed prediction cards in second deck, four methods with different gaffed decks (Ultra Mental Deck, deck with twenty-six different cards duplicated, Audley Walsh's Dream Deck / Koran Deck)
Inspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964)
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 67
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them behind back, then cards on either side of a selection
Variations June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 38
Robert Lund, Robert Stine, Dan Fowler, Jack Avis Etcetera how Dunninger fooled Dr. James Elliott, magic as art
Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 57
Jack Avis Poker Dice Coincidence poker dice match dealt hand, posed as a problem
Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 57
Jack Avis Slippery Aces
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 177
Dai Vernon Three Break Control
Related toVariations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 132
Jack Avis Exchanged three of four Aces are switched
1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 6
John Benzais Benzais' Spin-Out
Variations 1967 The Best of Benzais 67
Jack Avis Houdini Ring ring off rope
Related to 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 325
Fred G. Taylor, Clayton Rawson, Jack Avis Etcetera hobbyist vs professionals
Aug. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 116
Peter Kane Single Shot card shoots out of incomplete faro deck, card gun
Related toVariations 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 12
Piet Forton Piet Forton's Visible Ace Popper Move Inspired by Jack Avis and Eddie Taytelbaum
Inspired byAlso published here 1967 Piet Forton Lecture Notes 12
Jack Avis "Wandman" Transpo card moves from one position in deck to another, by throwing dice, using Walter Wandman dice box
May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 175
Jack Avis, Larry Jennings To Lie Or Tell The Truth see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing Strout
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
VariationsAlso published here
May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 175
Jack Avis All Fair Mygratory Coins four coins & three cards
Also published here May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis Check Cop Move coin steal
May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis Tip & Load Move
May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis Hidden Power card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moves to named number
Variations May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis An Ace Locator Aces distributed as key cards
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 180
Jack Avis Houdini Card deck sealed with crossed rubber bands, yet selection extracted underneath handkerchief, p. 241 for further reference, p. 246 for idea by Harrison Beale
VariationsAlso published here Winter 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 225
Jack Avis Multiple Glide
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 17
Jack Avis Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 120
Jack Avis Gathering of the Clan
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 121
Edward Marlo Air Mail Prediction featuring finesse for a Henry Christ force beneath table
Related toVariations 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 65
Norman Osborn Opposites card selected with invisible dice, they become visible and with them the card is found, see p. 288 for suggestion by Jack Avis
May 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 260
Jack Avis, Martin Gardner, John Brennon, Peter McDonald Etcetera
Oct. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 288
Roy Johnson Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them under table, then cards on either side of a reversed card are predicted
Inspired by 1970 The Roy Johnson Experience 41
Jack Avis 3-Way Split transposition of two card with a third card (joker) on the table
Oct. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 370
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Related toVariations Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 384
Jack Avis The "Lost Ace" Trick
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 81
Jack Avis The Siva Count
1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 82
Martin Gardner Paradox Papers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, Steve Shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for Gene Nielson handling, H. E. Dudeney
Inspired by
  • Henry Dudeny puzzle from "Modern Puzzles" (1926)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 429
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
Jack Avis Introduction
1971 The Book of Numbers 3
Karl Fulves Mexican Monte monte/twist combo with unexpected/funny cards appearing
Related toVariations 1972 Mexican Monte 8
Roy Walton Strange Assembly assembly, but instead of the kings the four aces are found in the last packet and the kings reversed in the deck
Related to 1972 Tale Twisters 2
Ben Christopher Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
  • Impromptu Method
Related toVariations Oct. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
Bill Logan Perfect Packet Spell spectator removes a couple of number cards, performer arranges them instantly so they spell out in wanted order one by one
Variations Dec. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 576
Karl Fulves Imp Cop card lapped from riffle shuffle or put in a position where it is held at a corner at the table edge
Variations 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 40
Jack Avis Topsy Turvy triumph with ambitious phases and four-of-a-kind kicker
1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 163
Harvey Rosenthal Ring Off see p. 608 for comment
Inspired by
  • "Ring" (Ray Grismer, Genii, May 1971)
Variations
Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 601
Carl Newton Inspiration from the French two cards selected from ten-card packet, cards in row on card stand and a piece of tissue in front of each, tissue touched with cigarette, bright flashes at selections
Related to Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Robert (Bob) Hess Focal Point one of ten cards, OOSOOM
Inspired by
  • Hull's "Mental Discernment"
Variations
May 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 625
Jack Avis Impromptu Unlimited four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
Inspired by Sep. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 660
Jack Avis, Roy Walton Siva Count "show four cards as four, concealing none"
1973 Card Script 11
Karl Fulves The Optical Force (chapter 33-A added to 1975 edition, see "13 Prophets", p. 20)
two spectators choose cards: mates
Variations 1975 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 408
Roy Walton The E.J. Count "Elmsley Jordan", Siva Count, see "Vis à Vis" for credit information
Related to 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 187
Jack Avis The Siva Count
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 187
Jack Avis The Sport Trick four blank cards, on one a picture of a girl appears and vanishes
Also published here 1975 Epilogue (Issue 23) 220
Jack Avis Four Tricks: Random Speller
1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 225
Jack Avis This Is My Card
1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 225
Jack Avis Siva's Nightmare one-way deck
Inspired by 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 226
Jack Avis Five Card Do As I Did
1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 226
Larry Jennings Royal Triumph four Kings instead of selection
Variations 1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 3 (Part 1)) 261
Jack Avis A Spirit Detection drinks and countries are divined
Inspired byAlso published here 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 56
Jack Avis The Wishing Envelope gimmick envelope, including three routines with it
  • The Wishing Envelope
  • The Jokers Wild
  • Transposed Marlo Reverse
Also published here 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 161
Jack Avis Spirits appearing writing on paper card reveals selection
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Simplified Psychic Writing" (S. H. Sharpe, Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Dec. 1928)
Variations
July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Jack Avis Focal Point II one of ten, OOSOOM
Inspired by July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Fred Robinson Focus on Ken Hawes, Ken Brooke, Jack Avis, Ascanio, Fred Kaps, Uri Geller, David Berglas
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 99
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch Thought of Card appears between Mates, using a switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 1
Jack Avis Spin Cut Aces cut and production, originally published in "Pentagram"
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 307
Paul Harris The Bizarre Twist! card perpendicular between two other cards turns visually over, color changing back kicker ("The Bizarre Routine")
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 73
Jack Avis, Unknown Matching Matches No. 12, two spectators take some matches and count them, they remember cards at their corresponding position, performer makes two piles and both cards are in same position
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 21
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingertips No. 36, cards divined behind back, two more when deck is in spectator's hands
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 56
Fred Robinson Focus on Walt Lees, Fred Kaps, Ken Brooke, Harry Lorayne, Jack Avis, Rand Magic Circle, Ricky Jay, Derek Dingle, Peter Becker, Cyril Faranoff, Frank Farrow, Jack Yates, Ron McMillan
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 210
Fred Robinson Focus on Fred Kaps, Ricky Jay, Richiardi Junior, John Fisher, Ali Bongo, Ken Brooke, Jack Avis, Paul Stone, Nick Bolton
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 3) 330
Jerry L. Christensen Pyramid Aces
Related to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 447
Jack Avis The Siva Count five cards as four, center one hidden
1977 Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety 48
Ken Krenzel Caught Red-Handed "Magic Bullet" with color changing back kicker
Variations 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 82
Nate Leipzig, Andrew Pargeter, John Muir, Jack Avis Simplified Spin Pass Aces twirl cut (see reference), each time an ace appears. based on "Spin Pass Aces" by John Muir in "Abracadabra No. 1027", for credit details see Pabular 4/9, p. 571
Related to 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 6) 527
Jerry K. Hartman Ex-specter Writing appears on paper card, revealing two selections
Inspired by 1978 Loose Ends 50
Fred Robinson Oasis on Johnny Paul, Vic Pinto, John Fisher, Fred Kaps, Ricky Jay, James Randi, Geoff Ray, Walt Lees, Gaeton Bloom, Bob Read, Gordon Bruce, Alex Elmsley, Steve Freeman, Peter Warlock, Jack Avis, Obie O'Brien
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 570
Roy Walton Second Time Around three cards chosen, found reversed, other cards on either side
Inspired by 1978 The Spread Half-Pass 11
Jack Avis Siva Count
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 2) 638
Dai Vernon, Jack Avis, Brother John Hamman, Jay Malbrough The Pinochle Caper four cards change several times
Inspired byAlso published here 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 693
Karl Fulves The St. Regis Sleight card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle, color forced
Variations 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control
Robin Robertson Robin's Riffle two cards chosen from incomplete Riffle Shuffle position with smaller packets, in the end cards dealt from two piles and selections turn up at same position
Variations 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 22
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 Impromptu Opener 2
Edward Marlo Psi Color deck is shuffled and spectator can guess if top card is red or black, he is always right
Related to 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 243) 1211
Karl Fulves Six Quik 3&3, reds face-up and blacks face-down, could be odd-backed, separation in stages, then at once
Related to 1980 Color Quik 3
Karl Fulves The Optical Trap sandwiched card is suddenly no longer between other cards when three-card-spread is turned over, see also Cervon Monte
Related toVariations 1980 Color Quik 8
Andrew Galloway, John Howie A Trick For Jack Avis two selection in two packets change places and end up on top of the other packet
1980 Diverting Card Magic 15
Sam Schwartz All Red 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, then all eight cards change to red
Inspired byVariations 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1308
Jack Avis Siva Count five as four
1980 John: Verse Two 6
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Mathematical 3 Card Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill
Variations 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 35
Bob Hummer Mind Reader's Dream cards dealt according to thought-of card, with Dreambook to transfer number to card
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 42
Jon Racherbaumer, Jack Avis Wired Hidden Power card remembered at total of cut-off packet
Inspired by 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 26
Thomas Alan Waters, Jack Avis The Occultear secretly tearing the center
  • Writing Materials
  • The Area of Writings
  • The Fold
  • The Tear
Related to 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 171
Thomas Alan Waters Triton a red, white, and blue billet are in a bulldog clip, which select a category each, aspectator selects one of three categories and choses a word from that category, which he writes down, the word is predicted on one of the three billets
Inspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Chronokinesis" in Peter Warlock's "Pentagram", Vol. 8, No. 4. P. 25.
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 178
Jack Avis Impromptu Mexican monte/twist combo with black aces and black five, then all change to red aces and red five, then all four aces
Inspired by 1981 Octet 62
Jack Avis The Elmsley-Jordan Count to Show Four Aces Siva Count basically
1981 Magic With Giant Cards 8
Jack Avis Optical Notes variations
Inspired by 1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Jack Avis Loops Entwined No. 43
Also published here 1981 Self-Working Table Magic 52
Jerry Sadowitz The Whisperers four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them
Related toVariations 1982 Alternative Card Magic 8
Edward Marlo Open-Air Ace Assembly no extra card
Variations 1982 Card Finesse 194
Jack Avis Siva Count
1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 3) 19
Brother John Hamman The Pinochle Trick ungaffed, Gemini Count
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14) 130
Jack Avis Mexican Bingo No. 74, sheets with numbers, some numbers arrived at are used to spell-count down in deck, four Aces found
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 97
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis A Letter from Jack Avis
Related to 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 13
Dr. Jacob Daley, Jack Avis Notes on Dr. Daley's Strip Out Shuffle culling of cards at known position, short Ace cutting sequence with riffle shuffle placement, all very brief
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 112
Jack Avis Place-Name-26 place and obtain the name of the twenty-sixth card, faro shuffle
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 124
Jack Avis Three Zarrow Techniques
  • 1st Z-Technique
  • 2nd Z-Technique
  • 3rd Z-Technique
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 124
Jack Avis, Dr. James William Elliott On Dr. Elliott's Run-Ups
Also published here 1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 139
Jack Avis, Bill Reid, Alex Elmsley The Casual False Shuffle jogged packets
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 158
Reinhard Müller Out of the Escorial II sorting in four suits
Related to 1984 Arcane (Issue 11) 149
Jack Avis To Lie or Tell the Truth No. 12, impromptu
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 16
Jack Avis Houdini Card No. 79, deck sealed with crossed rubber bands, yet selection extracted underneath handkerchief
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 118
Jack Avis Coin Switch coin scooped up with card
1984 Contemporary Card Magic 43
Daryl Martinez Daryl's Psychological Assembly "or The Jolly Jumping Jokers"
twelve red spot cards, four three-card packets put on table, then four Jokers distributed among those packets, Jokers assemble
  • #1. The Easy Way
  • #2. The Cardman's Version
Variations 1985 Daryl's Psychological Assembly 1
Jack Avis The Center Double Lift
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 37
Dai Vernon No Sleight Triumph
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 105
Paul Rosini, Eugene Burger Rosini's Double Reverse
Related toVariations 1987 The Performance of Close-Up Magic 61
Jack Avis Court Spell named court card spelled from packet of picture cards
Also published here 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 36) 1415
Karl Fulves MacCount four cards, Ace travels from pocket back to packet, featuring count that shows all cards but changes order
Variations 1989 And a Packet of Cards 3
Gary Kurtz All Together Four of a kind in Spectators palms
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 79
Jack Avis Siva Count
1990 Focus 70
John Bannon Directed Verdict III
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 110
Tom Daugherty Triple Whammy
Variations Aug. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 8) 2252
Jack Avis Eight Bytes Is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 32
Bob King Second Guessing Your Weight performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selection
Inspired byRelated to 1993 The Breather 2 2
Jack Avis Eight Bites is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 Profile (Issue 17) 11
Dean Dill, Allan Ackerman The Gem-Money Cards bills are put next to Aces, Gemini Twins
Related toVariations 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 18
Jack Avis Avis Spread Switch credit information
Inspired by 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 58
Alex Elmsley, Bill Reid Direct Link featuring Bill Reid's "Automatic Discovery", named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 329
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #2 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for dealer, crimp
Variations 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
Jack Avis Jack Avis on Scarne's Run-up Systems
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 120
Jack Avis Foreword
1994 Roger's Thesaurus xviii
Jack Avis Cull & Triple Peek Control deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, three cards marked off and controlled
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 133
Jack Avis, Cy Endfield Twist and Vanish biddle trick, five-card twisting routine, cards turn over one by one, selection vanishes at the end
Related to
  • Inside Out No. VI (1989, Justin Higham, p. 14)
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 174
Jack Avis Siva's Twist and Vanish biddle trick, five-card twisting routine, cards turn over one by one, selection vanishes at the end
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 178
Jack Avis Upright Count
Inspired by
  • "Perfect False Count" (Brian MacCarthy, Modern Sleights, 1934, p. 10)
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 179
Jack Avis Another Call, Another Place bottom deals instead of second deals
Related toVariations 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 186
Jack Avis The Bottom Deal comments on the Erdnase Bottom Deal
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 187
Jack Avis Flip Up Put Back Count cards counted off the top of the deck, left thumb flips the cards up one by one
  • The Genuine Count
  • The False Count
  • The Force
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 188
Jack Avis A Change of Identity four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 190
Jack Avis Siva Display Subtlety
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 191
Jack Avis The Hindu Shuffle force
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 192
Jack Avis The Lap Addition Christ force under the table
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 192
Jack Avis Under-the-Table Reverse getting ready for Christ type force under the table
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 193
Justin Higham Identity Cards alternate handling, whisperers
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 198
Bob King Subway
Inspired by 1995 Opening Night Magic 8
Daniel Cros Cros Twist "An Enhancement for the Bizarre Twist", one-handed version
Inspired byRelated to 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 201
Edward Marlo Shifting, Whispering Thoughts two cards and their positions thought of in ten-card packet, both divined
  • Preferred Handling (ten memorized cards)
Inspired by
  • "Devilish Die" (Jack Avis, Ibidem #22, Oct. 1960)
1996 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 8) 12
Larry Jennings Houdini Card Escapes Again interesting structure
Inspired by 1997 Jennings '67 79
Jack Avis Siva Count brief
1997 Virtual Foolery 10
Jack Avis Foreword
1997 The Chronicles ()
Jack Avis Over Under Spell Jacks on table, three cards placed on three of them, all collected, Jacks spelled out, one vanishes and is removed from pocket
Inspired by
  • "A Knavish Trick" (W. G. Graigen, 1948)
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 211
Jack Avis Pinnacle "Unsolved Mysteries"
linked safety pins, linked section wrapped in paper, torn apart and they are unlinked, then linked again, posed as a problem
Related toVariations 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
Jack Avis Foreword
1998 Vis à Vis 9
Jack Avis Christmas Coin Vanish Christmas party cracker as coin holder or coin clip
1998 Vis à Vis 11
Jack Avis Movie Coin Vanish
1998 Vis à Vis 13
John Derris, Jack Avis Namreg Coin Box Routine four coins appear at once in Boston con box that was shown empty
1998 Vis à Vis 15
Jack Avis Salute to Ramsay metal cap (Oktio box without lid) with four coins, one penetrates hand
1998 Vis à Vis 18
Jack Avis, Gus Davenport Gus 'N Jack Coin Trick four coins produced from silk one by one
1998 Vis à Vis 21
Jack Avis Two for the Flight of One borrowed coin and bill transpose, using Bill Tube and Oktio Box
1998 Vis à Vis 24
Jack Avis Avis Turnover as Boston Box is picked up from table
1998 Vis à Vis 26
Jack Avis Dribble Top Palm
Related to 1998 Vis à Vis 28
Jack Avis Swing Cut Bottom Palm into cop, HaLo Cut type action
1998 Vis à Vis 30
Jack Avis Double Undercut Bottom Palm into right hand
1998 Vis à Vis 32
Jack Avis Thumb Clip Steal
  • As a Color Change
  • as part of an Ambitious Card Routine
Related to 1998 Vis à Vis 34
Jack Avis Center Double Lift credit information
  • First Handling (pulled out the back)
  • Second Handling (top half pulled over with right fingers and card in center flipped over)
1998 Vis à Vis 36
Jack Avis Bonnie and Glide four spectators each name a small number and that many cards are counted in front of each from bottom of deck, Ace on each
1998 Vis à Vis 40
Jack Avis Multiple Glide multiple glide from end grip
1998 Vis à Vis 40
Jack Avis Siva Hindu Force force card dragged out with left fingers
1998 Vis à Vis 42
Jack Avis Waterfall False Shuffle faro, then unweave noice sold as waterfall, also to get into Vernon's "No Sleight Triumph"
Related to 1998 Vis à Vis 44
Jack Avis Avis Fan Switch with routine in which a card is wrongly located and changes into selection
1998 Vis à Vis 48
Jack Avis Center to Top Reverse one-handed behind back, bold
1998 Vis à Vis 48
Jack Avis Siva Count five as four, credit information
1998 Vis à Vis 51
Jack Avis Ambitious Siva Takes the Count Ace to Four
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 52
Jack Avis Alaskan Poker five times the spectator and magician cut the deck in turn and remove the top card, performer ends up with Royal Flush
1998 Vis à Vis 54
Jack Avis Auto Deck performer deals himself Aces, then spectators remember one card in their hand, performer shuffles and deals again, everyone has a Straight Flush and performer the memorized cards, extra Aces and duplicates
Also published here
  • marketed in 1953
1998 Vis à Vis 56
Jack Avis, Dr. James William Elliott Mystery of Elliott's Last Legacy interpretation of the Dr. Elliott runup system
Inspired by
  • "Elliott's Last Legacy", p. 318
Also published here
1998 Vis à Vis 60
Jack Avis Variations on Scarne's Runup System three variations
Also published here 1998 Vis à Vis 64
Jack Avis Nu Way Shell Game props changed to four white cards with colored spots
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 66
Jack Avis Pinochle Caper four cards change several times
Also published here 1998 Vis à Vis 69
Jack Avis Weight Lifter number of cards in packet correctly estimated, breather crimp
Inspired by
  • "Weight Guess Plus" (Bob King)
Related toAlso published here
  • The Crimp
1998 Vis à Vis 70
Jack Avis Chosen Ace Through the Table
1998 Vis à Vis 72
Jack Avis Hofzinser Ace Trick
VariationsAlso published here 1998 Vis à Vis 75
Jack Avis Flash Ace Production deck split into four packets, Ace on top of each
1998 Vis à Vis 78
Jack Avis Siva's Ace Cut
1998 Vis à Vis 80
Jack Avis Change in Handling spectator removes a couple of number cards to represent his phone number, performer arranges them instantly so they spell out in right order
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 83
Jack Avis Sport Detector four blank cards shown, any sport thought of by performer, an image that represents a sexy girl appears and vanishes
Also published here 1998 Vis à Vis 84
Jack Avis Folding Numbers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, sum of one orientation predicted, parity
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 86
Jack Avis, Al Koran Poker Chip Psi four chips of different colors, one chosen is predicted via a card with that color
Also published here
  • marketed item
1998 Vis à Vis 88
Jack Avis Chance in Four four red-backed cards with number 5, 10, 15 and 20, one number chosen and card at that position matches the red-backed card with that number and others don't
Variations 1998 Vis à Vis 91
Jack Avis Impromptu Auto Cue deck shuffled face-up/face-down, three face-down cards put on table, spectator exchanges two and remembers the third one, all replaced, Triumph effect
Inspired by
  • "Auto Cue" (Roy Walton, Genii, July 1991)
1998 Vis à Vis 93
Jack Avis Spirit Detection drinks and countries are divined
Also published here 1998 Vis à Vis 95
Jack Avis Spooky Time clock face with suits and values on it, two plastic hands held onto it and the move by themselves to indicate selection
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 98
Jack Avis All Fair Predict-O-Matic spectator reverses card behind deck in deck, predicted
1998 Vis à Vis 100
Jack Avis Spread Display Switch as reversed card is shown
1998 Vis à Vis 101
Jack Avis Queen Tells All bottom cards of piles divined
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 102
Jack Avis Avis Deal Switch kind of one-handed second deal with break
Also published here
  • Swindle Sheet #10
1998 Vis à Vis 103
Jack Avis Tupax Into One involving piles made and dealt through in unison
Inspired by
  • "Tupax" (Stewart James, Top, Nov. 1940)
Related to
1998 Vis à Vis 104
Jack Avis Predicted Stopping Place two cards predicted, Gemini Twins, credit information
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 106
Jack Avis Three to Die die used to select two numbers, three chosen cards match the numbers
1998 Vis à Vis 108
Jack Avis Magical Sucuba 4x4 matrix, some number coincidences occur
Related to 1998 Vis à Vis 110
Jack Avis, Al Koran Cards of Pegasus initialed Joker in sealed in envelope, five cards chosen and initialed, one card is chosen, transposes with the Joker, chosen card is now in envelope
Related toAlso published here 1998 Vis à Vis 112
Jack Avis Slate of Hand card of selection appears on one of two miniature slates in chosen chalk color
1998 Vis à Vis 115
Jack Avis Hole in the Table copper and silver coins under paper-covered glass, chosen coin penetrates table, then glass itself
1998 Vis à Vis 118
Jack Avis Rara Avis Card Stab knife stabbed into top of deck so that a small block is stuck to tip of knife, bottom card is selection
1998 Vis à Vis 123
Jack Avis Wishing Envelope small envelope with one corner cut off, card inserted, a "corner shell" simulates another card being in it, followed by three applications
Also published here 1998 Vis à Vis 127
Jack Avis The Wishing Envelope two cards chosen, indifferent card put in envelope that has a corner cut off, it changes into one selection, then into the other
1998 Vis à Vis 129
Jack Avis The Dissected Joker card put into envelope that has a corner cut off, card and envelope cut into quarters, it transposes with another card, using "Wishing Envelope"
1998 Vis à Vis 129
Jack Avis Transposed Marlo Reverse card turns over in envelope that has a corner cut off, changes into selection, using "Wishing Envelope"
1998 Vis à Vis 130
Jack Avis, Billy O'Connor O'Connor Caper two cards predicted and mates via count-back force (10-20 force), credit information
Inspired by
  • Billy O'Connor trick in The Magic Wand
1998 Vis à Vis 131
Jack Avis Hotel '81
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 133
Jack Avis So Fair Card/Cigarette Transpo torn card changes place with tobacco of cigarette
1998 Vis à Vis 135
Jack Avis The Switch Force Deck force deck with cut-out section in half the deck to switch cigarette
1998 Vis à Vis 135
Jack Avis Useful Jokers chosen card appears between two Jokers
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 137
Jack Avis Safety Cut linked safety pins put into paper cover, cover cut in two pieces, held together again and pins still linked
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 Vis à Vis 140
Jack Avis Cuball green sponge ball, scissors waved around hand, pieces fall off, now two sponge cubes
1998 Vis à Vis 143
Jack Avis Houdini Ring
Related to 1998 Vis à Vis 145
Jack Avis Escape from Ellis ellis ring off cord
1998 Vis à Vis 148
Jack Avis Loops Entwined under handkerchief
Also published here 1998 Vis à Vis 151
Jack Avis, Al Koran The Cards of Pegasus initialed Joker in sealed in envelope, five cards chosen and initialed, one card is chosen, transposes with the Joker, chosen card is now in envelope
Related toAlso published here 1998 Come A Little Closer 1
Jack Avis The Siva Fold bottom card
1998 Come A Little Closer 5
Jack Avis The Siva Folded Card to Wallet
1998 Come A Little Closer 8
Jack Avis True Grit way of dropping grains of salt on selection, as a control
1998 Come A Little Closer 12
John Derris Jack Avis short bio
1998 Come A Little Closer 1
John Derris, Jack Avis, Bobby Bernard, Ted Danson, Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton, Oswald Williams What Is Wrong With Magic? includes reprint of Oswald Williams essay from 1923, ramblings on magic
1998 Come A Little Closer 82
Milton Kort, Jack Avis Matcho Spectator freely selects one of four blue cards, magician deals out four previously placed red cards below the blue ones, the chosen blue card matches the corresponding red (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 8, Oct 1969)
Related toVariations 1999 Kort 79
Jack Avis Siva Count
1999 Baltimore Notes 6
Jack Avis Toss-In Stab
1999 Underworld (Issue 10) 140
Ronald J. Dayton Ron Dayton on The Avis Pins linking and unlinking
Related to 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 324
Jack Avis The Siva Count
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 50
David Acer Hofsinzer's Delusion "Hofzinser's", selection between spectator's palms, Aces taken out, Ace of same suit turns over and changes into selection, Ace now between spectator's hands, duplicate
Inspired by 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 76
Jack Avis Jack Avis balancing deck with rubber band around it, clings to hand when hand is turned
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 26
Jack Avis Reverso seven cards triumph without selection
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 133
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"
Related toVariations 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 345
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis One Chance in Four No. 60, four Aces with numbers on back from different deck, packets dealt in front of each according to chosen number, at this position a match occurs
Inspired byRelated to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 90
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis Four-Card Magic No. 93, four face-down cards, an Ace moved on top of them according to instructions, ends up on matching card
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 140
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis Hidden Power No. 8, card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moves to named number, with prediction of another card at a position
Inspired by 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 17
William Goodwin King Brand red Kings between black Fours, they transpose two times, then Daley's Last
Variations 2002 Penumbra (Issue 1) 14
Philip T. Goldstein Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction card
Inspired byAlso published here 2002 Mawny Notes 3
Jack Avis Bent Out of Shape six pairs on the table, one is turned over and card remembered, packed and selection are divined
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 105
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Introduction
2002 Ahead of the Pack 1
Jack Avis Fangle fan passed over face-up packet, face card changes
Variations 2002 Ahead of the Pack 17
Lewis Jones Change of face fan passed over face-up packet, face card changes
Inspired by 2002 Ahead of the Pack 18
Lewis Jones Change for a single fan passed over single card and it changes
Inspired by