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S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase GripRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Expert at the Card Table 52
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Psychic Writing appearing writing on paper card answers questionRelated toVariations Mental Bargain Effects 4
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 cardVariations Magic of the Hands 29
Ladson Butler The Whispering Queen deck is shuffled and dealt in four heaps, bottom cards divinedVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 24
Unknown The Pencil-Line Detection one-way via edge markRelated to Greater Magic 65
T.J. Crawford Migratory Coins coins on corners of black cloth, with two postcardsVariations Greater Magic 705
George Sutcliffe, Tom Sellers Repel-Attract matches move apart between fingers, rubber tubingVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
Frederick Braue The Flip-Over Palm attributed to Fred Braue in "Vis à Vis"Related toVariations Expert Card Technique 58
Unknown Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards"Variations Expert Card Technique 347
Warren Wiersbe Military Mixup Variations Action with Cards 8
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"Related toVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 123) 496
Dr. Jacob Daley The Cavorting Aces Variations Stars of Magic (Vol. 7 No. 3) 111
Jack Avis The Jokers ten cards on table, selected one is predicted the others are jokers The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 242) 968
Arthur Hastings D.F.C Inspired byRelated toVariations 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 envelopeAlso published here "Come a little closer..." 33
Jack Avis Loops Entwined under handkerchiefInspired byAlso published here The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1098
Jack Avis Demented Dice The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1101
Jack Avis Your Choice Again coin transposition, one coin in handkerchief The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 31
Jack Avis Message from Hades freely chosen card predicted, pocket writingRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 221
Edward Marlo The Clip Steal l.h. Steal during Overhand ShuffleRelated to 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. 58Related to Side Steal 9
Jack Avis All Fair Surprise card held by spectator turns into selectionAlso published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 345) 203
Jack Avis Card Switch behind fan 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 other next to it
- Effect No. 2: off-beat card location, pocket
- Effect No. 3: multiple transformation
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 345) 205
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 placeRelated toVariations The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 32
Tony Corinda, Al Koran Centre Tear (One Hand Variation) Related to Billets 171
Jack Avis The Birthday Card Trick card is found a position of a wished month Card Tricks 312
Jack Avis Suit Force with down-under-deal Card Tricks 313
Henry Christ Henry Christ Spread Switch see Elmsley book for Tony Kardyro credit informationVariations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 23
Jack Avis Surprise card held by spectator turns into selectionAlso published here The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 236
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der mysteriöse Scarabäus card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored backRelated toVariationsAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 47
Jack Avis French Reverse The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 362) 277
Jack Avis The Two and Eight Coins transposition of a half dollar in closed hand and penny on back of the fist The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 369) 305
Nate Leipzig Twirl Cut Related to 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)
Faro Controlled Miracles 67
Robert Lund, Robert Stine, Dan Fowler, Jack Avis Etcetera how Dunninger fooled Dr. James Elliott, magic as art 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 57
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them behind back, then cards on either side of a selectionVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 38
Dai Vernon Three Break Control Related toVariations Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 132
Fred G. Taylor, Clayton Rawson, Jack Avis Etcetera hobbyist vs professionals The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 116
Peter Kane Single Shot card shoots out of incomplete faro deck, card gunRelated toVariations A Card Session with Peter Kane 12
Jack Avis Slippery Aces Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 177
Jack Avis Exchanged three of four Aces are switched Epilogue (Issue 1) 6
Piet Forton Piet Forton's Visible Ace Popper Move Inspired by Jack Avis and Eddie TaytelbaumInspired byAlso published here Piet Forton Lecture Notes 12
John Benzais Benzais' Spin-Out Variations The Best of Benzais 39
Jack Avis Houdini Ring ring off ropeRelated to The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 325
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 BealeVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 225
Jack Avis "Wandman" Transpo card moves from one position in deck to another, by throwing dice, using Walter Wandman dice box 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 StroutRelated to
  • p. 179 for further references
VariationsAlso published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 175
Jack Avis All Fair Mygratory Coins four coins & three cardsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis Check Cop Move coin steal The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis Tip & Load Move The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis Hidden Power card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moves to named numberVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis An Ace Locator Aces distributed as key cardsRelated to
  • p. 179 for further references
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 180
Jack Avis Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selectionRelated to Expert Card Mysteries 120
Jack Avis Gathering of the Clan Expert Card Mysteries 121
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 260
Jack Avis, Martin Gardner, John Brennon, Peter McDonald Etcetera The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 288
Edward Marlo Air Mail Prediction featuring finesse for a Henry Christ force beneath tableRelated toVariations Hierophant (Issue 2) 65
Jack Avis Multiple Glide Expert Card Mysteries 17
Jack Avis 3-Way Split transposition of two card with a third card (joker) on the table The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 370
Roy Johnson Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them under table, then cards on either side of a reversed card are predictedInspired by The Roy Johnson Experience 41
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computerRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 384
Jack Avis The "Lost Ace" Trick Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 11) 81
Jack Avis The Siva Count Epilogue (Issue 11) 82
Jack Avis Introduction The Book of Numbers 3
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. DudeneyInspired by
  • Henry Dudeny puzzle from "Modern Puzzles" (1926)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
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 HudsonInspired byRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
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 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 oneVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 576
Karl Fulves Mexican Monte monte/twist combo with unexpected/funny cards appearingRelated toVariations 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 deckRelated to Tale Twisters 2
Harvey Rosenthal Ring Off see p. 608 for commentInspired by
  • "Ring" (Ray Grismer, Genii, May 1971)
Variations
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 selectionsRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Karl Fulves Imp Cop card lapped from riffle shuffle or put in a position where it is held at a corner at the table edgeVariations Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 40
Robert (Bob) Hess Focal Point one of ten cards, OOSOOMInspired by
  • Hull's "Mental Discernment"
Variations
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 KingInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 660
Jack Avis Topsy Turvy triumph with ambitious phases and four-of-a-kind kicker Epilogue (Issue 18) 163
Jack Avis, Roy Walton Siva Count "show four cards as four, concealing none" Card Script 11
Jack Avis Five Card Do As I Did Epilogue (Issue 24) 226
Jack Avis Spirits appearing writing on paper card reveals selectionInspired byRelated to
  • "Simplified Psychic Writing" (S. H. Sharpe, Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Dec. 1928)
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Jack Avis Focal Point II one of ten, OOSOOMInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Larry Jennings Royal Triumph four Kings instead of selectionVariations Epilogue (Issue Special No 3 (Part 1)) 261
Jack Avis The Wishing Envelope gimmick envelope, including three routines with it
- The Wishing Envelope
- The Jokers Wild
- Transposed Marlo Reverse
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 161
Jack Avis A Spirit Detection drinks and countries are divinedInspired byAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 56
Fred Robinson Focus on Ken Hawes, Ken Brooke, Jack Avis, Ascanio, Fred Kaps, Uri Geller, David Berglas Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 99
Roy Walton The E.J. Count "Elmsley Jordan", Siva Count, see "Vis à Vis" for credit informationRelated to Card Cavalcade 3 187
Jack Avis The Siva Count Card Cavalcade 3 187
Karl Fulves The Optical Force (chapter 33-A added to 1975 edition, see "13 Prophets", p. 20)
two spectators choose cards: mates
Variations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 408
Jack Avis The Sport Trick four blank cards, on one a picture of a girl appears and vanishesAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 23) 220
Jack Avis Four Tricks: Random Speller Epilogue (Issue 24) 225
Jack Avis This Is My Card Epilogue (Issue 24) 225
Jack Avis Siva's Nightmare one-way deckInspired by Epilogue (Issue 24) 226
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 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 73
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch Thought of Card appears between Mates, using a switchRelated toVariationsAlso published here Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 1
Fred Robinson Focus on Fred Kaps, Ricky Jay, Richiardi Junior, John Fisher, Ali Bongo, Ken Brooke, Jack Avis, Paul Stone, Nick Bolton Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 3) 330
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 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 210
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 Self-Working Card Tricks 21
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingertips No. 36, cards divined behind back, two more when deck is in spectator's hands Self-Working Card Tricks 56
Jack Avis Spin Cut Aces cut and production, originally published in "Pentagram" Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 307
Jerry L. Christensen Pyramid Aces Related to Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 447
Jack Avis The Siva Count five cards as four, center one hidden Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety 48
Ken Krenzel Caught Red-Handed "Magic Bullet" with color changing back kickerVariations The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 82
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 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 570
Jerry K. Hartman Ex-specter Writing appears on paper card, revealing two selectionsInspired by Loose Ends 50
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. 571Related to Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 6) 527
Jack Avis Siva Count Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 2) 638
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 positionVariations 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 Impromptu Opener 2
Dai Vernon, Jack Avis, Brother John Hamman, Jay Malbrough The Pinochle Caper four cards change several timesInspired byAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 693
Edward Marlo Psi Color deck is shuffled and spectator can guess if top card is red or black, he is always rightRelated to The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 243) 1211
Karl Fulves The St. Regis Sleight card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle, color forcedVariations Riffle Shuffle Control
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 Diverting Card Magic 15
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 billVariations 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 (1952)Variations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 42
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 redInspired byVariations The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1308
Jack Avis Siva Count five as four John: Verse Two 6
Jon Racherbaumer, Jack Avis Wired Hidden Power card remembered at total of cut-off packetInspired by The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 26
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 acesInspired by Octet 62
Jack Avis Loops Entwined No. 43Also published here Self-Working Table Magic 52
Thomas Alan Waters, Jack Avis The Occultear secretly tearing the center
- Writing Materials
- The Area of Writings
- The Fold
- The Tear
Related to 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 billetsInspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Chronokinesis" in Peter Warlock's "Pentagram", Vol. 8, No. 4. P. 25.
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 178
Jack Avis Optical Notes variationsInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Jack Avis The Elmsley-Jordan Count to Show Four Aces Siva Count basically Magic With Giant Cards 8
Jack Avis Siva Count The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 3) 19
Jerry Sadowitz The Whisperers four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with themRelated toVariations Alternative Card Magic 8
Edward Marlo Open-Air Ace Assembly no extra cardVariations Card Finesse 194
Jack Avis Mexican Bingo No. 74, sheets with numbers, some numbers arrived at are used to spell-count down in deck, four Aces found Self-Working Number Magic 97
Brother John Hamman The Pinochle Trick ungaffed, Gemini CountRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14) 130
Jack Avis Houdini Card No. 79, deck sealed with crossed rubber bands, yet selection extracted underneath handkerchiefAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 118
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 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 112
Jack Avis Place-Name-26 place and obtain the name of the twenty-sixth card, faro shuffle Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 124
Jack Avis Three Zarrow Techniques - 1st Z-Technique
- 2nd Z-Technique
- 3rd Z-Technique
Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 124
Jack Avis, Dr. James William Elliott On Dr. Elliott's Run-Ups Also published here Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 139
Jack Avis, Bill Reid, Alex Elmsley The Casual False Shuffle jogged packets Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 158
Jack Avis To Lie or Tell the Truth No. 12, impromptu More Self-Working Card Tricks 16
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 Daryl's Psychological Assembly 1
Jack Avis The Center Double Lift Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 37
Paul Rosini, Eugene Burger Rosini's Double Reverse Related toVariations The Performance of Close-Up Magic 61
Dai Vernon No Sleight Triumph Related to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 105
Jack Avis Court Spell named court card spelled from packet of picture cardsAlso published here 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 orderVariations And a Packet of Cards 3
Gary Kurtz All Together Four of a kind in Spectators palmsVariations Unexplainable Acts 79
Jack Avis Siva Count Focus 70
John Bannon Directed Verdict III Related to Smoke and Mirrors 110
Bob King Second Guessing Your Weight performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selectionInspired byRelated to The Breather 2 2
Tom Daugherty Triple Whammy Variations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 8) 2252
Jack Avis Eight Bites is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computerInspired byAlso published here Profile (Issue 17) 11
Jack Avis Eight Bytes Is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computerInspired byAlso published here Simplicity at Your Fingertips 32
Dean Dill, Allan Ackerman The Gem-Money Cards bills are put next to Aces, Gemini TwinsRelated toVariations Las Vegas Kardma 18
Jack Avis Cull & Triple Peek Control deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, three cards marked off and controlledInspired by Roger's Thesaurus 133
Jack Avis Foreword Roger's Thesaurus xviii
Jack Avis Avis Spread Switch credit informationInspired by The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 58
Jack Avis, Cy Endfield Twist and Vanish biddle trick, five-card twisting routine, cards turn over one by one, selection vanishes at the endRelated to
  • Inside Out No. VI (1989, Justin Higham, p. 14)
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 Roger's Thesaurus 178
Jack Avis Upright Count Inspired by
  • "Perfect False Count" (Brian MacCarthy, Modern Sleights, 1934, p. 10)
Roger's Thesaurus 179
Jack Avis Another Call, Another Place bottom deals instead of second dealsRelated to Roger's Thesaurus 186
Jack Avis The Bottom Deal comments on the Erdnase Bottom DealInspired by Roger's Thesaurus 187
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #2 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for dealer, crimp
Variations Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
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
Roger's Thesaurus 188
Jack Avis A Change of Identity four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with themInspired byRelated toVariations Roger's Thesaurus 190
Jack Avis Siva Display Subtlety Roger's Thesaurus 191
Jack Avis The Hindu Shuffle force Roger's Thesaurus 192
Jack Avis The Lap Addition Christ force under the tableRelated to Roger's Thesaurus 192
Jack Avis Under-the-Table Reverse getting ready for Christ type force under the table Roger's Thesaurus 193
Justin Higham Identity Cards alternate handling, whisperersInspired by Roger's Thesaurus 198
Jack Avis Jack Avis on Scarne's Run-up Systems Inspired byAlso published here Rigmarole (Issue 10) 120
Alex Elmsley, Bill Reid Direct Link featuring Bill Reid's "Automatic Discovery", named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selectionRelated to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 329
Daniel Cros Cros Twist "An Enhancement for the Bizarre Twist", one-handed versionInspired byRelated to The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 201
Larry Jennings Houdini Card Escapes Again interesting structureInspired by Jennings '67 79
Jack Avis Foreword The Chronicles ()
Jack Avis Siva Count brief Virtual Foolery 10
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 envelopeRelated toAlso published here Come A Little Closer 1
Jack Avis The Siva Fold bottom card Come A Little Closer 5
Jack Avis The Siva Folded Card to Wallet Come A Little Closer 8
Jack Avis True Grit way of dropping grains of salt on selection, as a control Come A Little Closer 12
John Derris Jack Avis short bio Come A Little Closer 1
Jack Avis Foreword Vis à Vis 9
Jack Avis Christmas Coin Vanish Christmas party cracker as coin holder or coin clip Vis à Vis 11
Jack Avis Movie Coin Vanish 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 Vis à Vis 15
Jack Avis Salute to Ramsay metal cap (Oktio box without lid) with four coins, one penetrates hand Vis à Vis 18
Jack Avis, Gus Davenport Gus 'N Jack Coin Trick four coins produced from silk one by one Vis à Vis 21
Jack Avis Two for the Flight of One borrowed coin and bill transpose, using Bill Tube and Oktio Box Vis à Vis 24
Jack Avis Avis Turnover as Boston Box is picked up from table Vis à Vis 26
Jack Avis Dribble Top Palm Related to Vis à Vis 28
Jack Avis Swing Cut Bottom Palm into cop, HaLo Cut type action Vis à Vis 30
Jack Avis Double Undercut Bottom Palm into right hand Vis à Vis 32
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 Come A Little Closer 82
Jack Avis Thumb Clip Steal - As a Color Change
- as part of an Ambitious Card Routine
Related to 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)
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 Vis à Vis 40
Jack Avis Multiple Glide multiple glide from end grip Vis à Vis 40
Jack Avis Siva Hindu Force force card dragged out with left fingers 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 Vis à Vis 44
Jack Avis Avis Fan Switch with routine in which a card is wrongly located and changes into selection Vis à Vis 48
Jack Avis Center to Top Reverse one-handed behind back, bold Vis à Vis 48
Jack Avis Siva Count five as four, credit information Vis à Vis 51
Jack Avis Ambitious Siva Takes the Count Ace to FourInspired by 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 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 duplicatesAlso published here
  • marketed in 1953
Vis à Vis 56
Jack Avis, Dr. James William Elliott Mystery of Elliott's Last Legacy interpretation of the Dr. Elliott runup systemInspired by
  • "Elliott's Last Legacy", p. 318
Also published here
Vis à Vis 60
Jack Avis Variations on Scarne's Runup System three variationsAlso published here Vis à Vis 64
Jack Avis Nu Way Shell Game props changed to four white cards with colored spotsInspired by Vis à Vis 66
Jack Avis Pinochle Caper four cards change several timesAlso published here Vis à Vis 69
Jack Avis Weight Lifter number of cards in packet correctly estimated, breather crimpInspired by
  • "Weight Guess Plus" (Bob King)
Related to
Vis à Vis 70
Jack Avis Chosen Ace Through the Table Vis à Vis 72
Jack Avis Hofzinser Ace Trick VariationsAlso published here Vis à Vis 75
Jack Avis Flash Ace Production deck split into four packets, Ace on top of each Vis à Vis 78
Jack Avis Siva's Ace Cut 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 orderInspired by 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 vanishesAlso published here 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, parityInspired by 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 colorAlso published here
  • marketed item
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'tVariations Vis à Vis 91
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 pocketInspired by
  • "A Knavish Trick" (W. G. Graigen, 1948)
The Fine Print (Issue 8) 211
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 effectInspired by
  • "Auto Cue" (Roy Walton, Genii, July 1991)
Vis à Vis 93
Jack Avis Spirit Detection drinks and countries are divinedAlso published here 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 selectionInspired by Vis à Vis 98
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 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
Jack Avis All Fair Predict-O-Matic spectator reverses card behind deck in deck, predicted Vis à Vis 100
Jack Avis Spread Display Switch as reversed card is shown Vis à Vis 101
Jack Avis Queen Tells All bottom cards of piles divinedInspired by Vis à Vis 102
Jack Avis Avis Deal Switch kind of one-handed second deal with breakAlso published here
  • Swindle Sheet #10
Vis à Vis 103
Jack Avis Tupax Into One involving piles made and dealt through in unisonInspired by
  • "Tupax" (Stewart James, Top, Nov. 1940)
Related to
Vis à Vis 104
Jack Avis Predicted Stopping Place two cards predicted, Gemini Twins, credit informationInspired by Vis à Vis 106
Jack Avis Three to Die die used to select two numbers, three chosen cards match the numbers Vis à Vis 108
Jack Avis Magical Sucuba 4x4 matrix, some number coincidences occur 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 envelopeRelated toAlso published here Vis à Vis 112
Jack Avis Slate of Hand card of selection appears on one of two miniature slates in chosen chalk color 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 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 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 applicationsAlso published here 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 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" 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" 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 informationInspired by
  • Billy O'Connor trick in The Magic Wand
Vis à Vis 131
Jack Avis Hotel '81 Inspired by Vis à Vis 133
Jack Avis So Fair Card/Cigarette Transpo torn card changes place with tobacco of cigarette Vis à Vis 135
Jack Avis The Switch Force Deck force deck with cut-out section in half the deck to switch cigarette Vis à Vis 135
Jack Avis Useful Jokers chosen card appears between two JokersInspired by 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 linkedInspired by Vis à Vis 140
Jack Avis Cuball green sponge ball, scissors waved around hand, pieces fall off, now two sponge cubes Vis à Vis 143
Jack Avis Houdini Ring Related to Vis à Vis 145
Jack Avis Escape from Ellis ellis ring off cord Vis à Vis 148
Jack Avis Loops Entwined under handkerchiefAlso published here Vis à Vis 151
Ronald J. Dayton Ron Dayton on The Avis Pins linking and unlinkingRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 10) 324
Jack Avis Toss-In Stab Underworld (Issue 10) 140
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 Kort 79
Jack Avis The Siva Count Natural Selections — Volume II 50
Jack Avis Siva Count Baltimore Notes 6
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, duplicateInspired by Natural Selections — Volume II 76
Jack Avis Reverso seven cards triumph without selection Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 133
Jack Avis Jack Avis balancing deck with rubber band around it, clings to hand when hand is turned Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 26
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 occursInspired byRelated to 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 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 positionInspired by My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 17
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"Related toVariations Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 345
Jack Avis Safe double laying down three cards as two on the table Ahead of the Pack 29
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Rollovers "a theme and twelve variations", on the bold rollover force
- Theme
- Variation 1: Avoiding the flash
- Variation 2: Doing without the preliminary peek
- Variation 3: The multiple rollover
- Variation 4: Rollback
- Variation 5: The slipped rollover
- Variation 6: With a face-up marker
- Variation 7: With the face-up deck
- Variation 8: The two-spectator force
- Variation 9: The two-in-one force
- Variation 10: The locator
- Variation 11: The transverse locator
- Variation 12: The rollover control
Ahead of the Pack 34
Jack Avis Outs for Vernon's Mental Force 1. The spelling solution
2. The Mexican solution
3. The Siva solution
4. The display count solution
Ahead of the Pack 49
Lewis Jones, Jack Avis Remote view - the sequel two consecutive challenge locationsInspired by
  • "Remove View" (Lewis Jones, Cardiograms)
Ahead of the Pack 55
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double entendre one card thought-of from half the deck and one touched, both found Ahead of the Pack 59
Lewis Jones The full monte Hummer's Mathematical Monte variation with three cards, chosen one named, variation by Jack Avis with three packetsInspired byRelated to
  • "Monte Bank" (Lewis Jones, The Spring of 52)
Ahead of the Pack 63
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones The third eye three unknown cards in a face-down row, spectator choses one, his eyes are closed and performer touches both eyes with his (supposedly) two hands, card divined anyway Ahead of the Pack 68
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double take unknown card removed, another card chosen and placed aside, second card divined by turning over some cards in the deck of same suit, value, ... then the three mates of removed card turn overRelated to
  • "All of a Kind" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
Ahead of the Pack 71
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Under-the-Spread Force Handling spreading over top card Ahead of the Pack 71
Larry Jennings, Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Larreverse Handling Ahead of the Pack 72
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Jokes on rope magic, sponge balls, David Copperfield Ahead of the Pack 76
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Jokes on wands, Okito box, mentalists Ahead of the Pack 4
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Jokes on card men, linking rubber bands Ahead of the Pack 46
Jack Avis Stop thief card mated, crime story Ahead of the Pack 77
Jack Avis Unfinished Spin Out Inspired by Ahead of the Pack 79
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Empathy two cards chosen, located with spelling Ahead of the Pack 82
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Impossible spectator shuffles after replacement, selection between two key cards Ahead of the Pack 85
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Starburst packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard pilesRelated to Ahead of the Pack 88
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Fingered card placed aside, its value is used to count to later selection Ahead of the Pack 90
Jack Avis Letters for Stewart performer taps pencil on cards in spread while spectator spells selected card, ends on selection Ahead of the Pack 92
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones What's MY card? unknown card reversed in deck, spectator pushes Joker in deck twice to identify suit and valueInspired by Ahead of the Pack 94
Jack Avis Bent Out of Shape six pairs on the table, one is turned over and card remembered, packed and selection are divined Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 105
Jack Avis Club sandwich five packets put together face-up and -down, only two selections reversed at the endInspired byVariations Ahead of the Pack 97
Jack Jansen Variant five packets put together face-up and -down, only two selections reversed at the end, with further idea by Lewis JonesInspired by Ahead of the Pack 98
Jack Avis Countback two piles dealt in unison until indicator card, then spelled to find selection, partial faro Ahead of the Pack 100
Jack Avis No rough monkey sandwich cards on top of deck, selection appears between themInspired by
  • "Monkey in the Middle" (Bill Goldman)
Ahead of the Pack 102
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double-decker two decks, one card chosen, two cards from other deck used to count down to it, 13-14 force stack Ahead of the Pack 105
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Can't be bad emergency card placed aside, Aces found instead of selection, emergency card turns out to be selection Ahead of the Pack 108
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Jokes on cups and balls, linking rings Ahead of the Pack 113
Jack Avis Switchback performer has losing hand and some odd-backed cards in his hand, then he has winning hand and correct back colorInspired by
  • item by Jim Angelo, Linking Ring
Ahead of the Pack 115
Jack Avis Babylon streamlined handling, matching with four rainbow-backed cardsInspired by Ahead of the Pack 120