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Martin Gardner Vanishing and Reappearing Card spectator cuts deck and remembers card, halves placed face-to-face, selection vanishes (cards shown one by one) and reappears
VariationsAlso published here 1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 20
Bob Hummer The Magic Separation face-up and face-down cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other, see Collected Secrets for variations
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 Half-A-Dozen Hummers 3
Edward Marlo Marlo's Running Cut in-the-hands swing cut running cut, also as top stock control
Related toVariations 1942 Deck Deception 14
Russell T. Barnhart Secret Reverse on Table passive or with a riffle shuffle
Related toVariations 1945 Off the Top 10
Edward Marlo Reverse Sleight - Future Reverse
Related toVariations 1945 Future Reverse 6
Edward Marlo Misdirection Palm
Variations 1953 The Cardician 55
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
Related toVariations 1953 The Cardician 58
Jerry Andrus Thumb Slip Change double face-up on deck in out-jogged position, top card slid back with top towards performer
VariationsAlso published here 1956 Andrus Deals You In 15
Edward Marlo The Card Transfer for application ideas see also page 37
Variations 1957 The Tabled Palm 34
James Steranko The Action Center Reverse bottom card(s) reversed to center during tabled riffle shuffle
Related toVariations 1960 Steranko on Cards 12
Neal Elias Side Jog Multiple Shift swing cut
Related toVariations 1961 The Multiple Shift 9
Jon Racherbaumer, Gene Gordon Sprite Sleight (or Glorpy Rides Again) deck underneath handkerchief, card moves and turns over on top of deck
Variations 1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 38
Edward Marlo Visual Retention Change
  • Technique of the Visual Retention Change
  • The Visual Change
  • The Multiple Visual Retention Change
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 239
Jon Racherbaumer Last-Minute Departure
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 28
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Pressed Between signed card pressed from top to center between sandwich cards
Related toVariations 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 33
Tony Noice Card Transposition held card with reversed card in deck
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 119
Edward Marlo The Hard Way alternative production from incomplete riffle-shuffled deck
Inspired byVariations 1972 The Shank Shuffle 71
Edward Marlo The Darkest Hour selected card is only black card in clock dial layout, faros
Variations 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 122
Hideo Kato, Jon Racherbaumer Hands Off Reverse card inserted by spectator in deck behind his back reverses
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 29
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch thought-of card appears between tabled mates, featuring a switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 1
Edward Marlo Card Substitution similar concept, several variations
Variations 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 15
Edward Marlo Unit Upjog Addition thorough discussion
Variations 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 25
David Solomon Simple Right Handed Triumph Faced Deck
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 193
Edward Marlo Marlo's Curry's Curve single tabled card switched for double
Variations 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 68
Jerry Andrus Startling Color Change
Variations 1976 Andrus Card Control 59
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Color Change joker changes into named card
Variations 1976 Invisible Secrets Revealed 38
Edward Marlo The Tilt Half Pass
Related toVariations 1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 75
Edward Marlo More Miracle Card Changes different variations (including tabled)
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 149
Dan MacMillan Secret Card Add adding card from gambler's flat palm to small packet
Variations 1977 The Gamblers' Palm Revisited 19
Dan MacMillan One Hand Turn Over Switch
VariationsAlso published here 1977 The Gamblers' Palm Revisited 24
Ken Krenzel Last Card Push
Related to 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 247
Simon Aronson "I'll Go First" spectator and performer both turn a card over in their decks, it matches, sophisticated combination of stacked and invisible deck, with deck switch
Related to 1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 64
Edward Marlo Convincing Control Reverse instantly reversing card while it is apparently outjogged
Related to 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 46
Edward Marlo Marlo Kick Switch for one or multiple cards, lapping
Related to 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 268
Edward Marlo Direct Transposition cards on top of two halves transpose, Tenkai palm, simulated placement and tabled palm
Variations 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 347
Edward Marlo Palm Replacement Pivotal Palm Replacement
Related to 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 86
Edward Marlo A Color Change using card clip
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 104
Edward Marlo One Fantastic Move reverse card in center during turnover pass, Gombert Pass
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 3
Ken Simmons Tilt Throw-Off I
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 57
Ken Simmons The Magician's Fooler
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 57
Harry Allen Sawing the Lady in Half? four Aces found and selection as well
Variations 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 70
Ken Simmons Preface
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch vii
Ken Simmons Pull Out Techniques - Positions four positions/orientations of cards under mat at table edge
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 1
Ken Simmons Pull Out Double Lift adding card to single card from beneath mat at table edge
Related to 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 2
Ken Simmons Pull Out Visual Change back-to-back, addition from table edge, two handlings
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 4
Ken Simmons The Double Change card changes and then back
Related to 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 5
Ken Simmons Pull Out Retention Switch card turned over at table edge, addition from under mat, no-palm
Related to 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 5
Ken Simmons Another Fantastic Move turnover pass & future reverse combo
Related to 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 9
Ken Simmons A Further Fantastic Move Tilt Half Pass & Future Reverse combo
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 9
Ken Simmons The Push Change tabled double pushed forward and face card unloaded
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 10
Ken Simmons Running Card Plus Control card reversed and controlled during running cut sequence
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 11
Ken Simmons The Tabled Steal during tabled shuffle in perpendicular or normal position, can also be loaded under mat
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 12
Ken Simmons Pivot Steal right hand palm as small packet is displayed
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 14
Ken Simmons The Spread Load loading card under mat from small packet, four methods
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 15
Ken Simmons, Dan MacMillan A Technical Variation of the Secret Card Add from Gambler's Palm
  • As a Tabled Turnover
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 17
Ken Simmons Center Clip Control clip side steal to bottom with decoy moment
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 18
Ken Simmons, Dan MacMillan OHTOS as a Packet Switch just a note
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 19
Ken Simmons A Color Change two methods
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 20
Ken Simmons Interlaced Transposition three selections between Kings travel to between Aces, then in repeat the quartets transpose
Variations 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 25
Ken Simmons Color Transposition ten red cards, ten black cards, selection travels into other packet
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 27
Ken Simmons Direct Transposition top cards of two packets
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 28
Ken Simmons Visual Transposition card on face with card reversed in center, two methods
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 29
Ken Simmons Impossible Transposition card reversed in deck with card held by spectator
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 31
Ken Simmons A Triumph For You two selections, Triumph with one selection face-up in center, cards re-spread, now second selection in center and first in pocket
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 31
Ken Simmons, David Solomon Variation of a Triumph
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 33
Ken Simmons Open Prediction Re-Opened four methods, using card under mat techniques
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 34
Ken Simmons With Card in Hand Interlaced Transposition, Aces with three selections between spectators hand, Kings outside, Kings become Aces, then selections appear between them
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 35
Ken Simmons Here, There and Back two selections travel to 2 sandwiches, then vanish, then sandwiched again in deck
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 37
Ken Simmons This is Your Card! freely chosen card is earlier selection, four methods
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 39
Ken Simmons Pick-Up Switch tabled card picked up in end grip, lapping
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 41
Ken Simmons Touch Any Card reversed card changes into selection, value used to find other card, two methods
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 42
Ken Simmons A Startler card changes face-up under spectator's hand
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 44
Ken Simmons Sophisticated Collectors "Actually, the above title should be 'Bold Collectors.'"
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 44
Ken Simmons The Interlaced Vanish "The following routine is a monster"
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 45
Ken Simmons Instant Departure
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 47
Dan MacMillan Lottery three cards face-down on table, spectator puts ace on the right one to complete a blackjack hand
Inspired byVariations 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 50
Ken Simmons Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, three methods
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 51
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then this card changes back color to match
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 53
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds No. 2 spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then other four cards change back color
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 54
Ken Simmons Returning to the Scene of the Crime three Jacks cut in deck, last Jack under spectators hand, Aces find Jacks, Jacks vanish and reappear under card under spectator's hand, story presentation
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 55
Ken Simmons Preface
1981 Close-Up With Cards vi
Ken Simmons Card Under Mat Techniques secretly loading card under close-up mat, four methods
1981 Close-Up With Cards 1
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Methods for Retrieval adding card from under close-up mat, four methods (first one by Marlo, others by Simmons)
1981 Close-Up With Cards 7
Ken Simmons Spread Lap - Second & Third Method during ribbon spread & turnover flourish
1981 Close-Up With Cards 13
Ken Simmons Ribbon Spread Reverse during ribbon spread & turnover flourish
1981 Close-Up With Cards 15
Ken Simmons Running Reverse during running cut
Variations 1981 Close-Up With Cards 17
Ken Simmons Running False Cut also as control
Inspired byRelated to 1981 Close-Up With Cards 20
Ken Simmons Card to Hung Card Position on knee
1981 Close-Up With Cards 21
Ken Simmons Tabled Reverse Throw Off to second from bottom
Inspired by 1981 Close-Up With Cards 27
Ken Simmons Penetrating Transposition one selection reversed in deck, other selection penetrates within aces within packet of four aces, then the cards transpose
1981 Close-Up With Cards 44
Ken Simmons Another Card to Pocket lazy man's card to pocket, spectator remembers card and its position
1981 Close-Up With Cards 48
Ken Simmons Re-Setting Re-Set
1981 Close-Up With Cards 49
Rick Anderson Amazing Coin Vanish angly
VariationsAlso published here 1981 Encore II 5
Peter Duffie Inside Job two and two with transformation kicker
Related toVariations 1982 Alternative Card Magic 6
Edward Marlo Jump-suit Transformation double facers, Daley's last with transformation kicker
Variations 1982 Card Finesse 161
Ken Krenzel, Richard Kaufman, Derek Dingle Holy P.O.D. sandwich cards with hole in center, flap gaff
Related toVariations 1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. Winter Extra) 33
Frank Thompson Thompson False Cut
Related toVariations 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 45
Edward Marlo Bold Card Control
Related toVariations 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 324
Larry Jennings The Immaculate Insertion achieving very squared condition
Variations 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 27
Larry Jennings One-Hand Bottom Palm
Related toVariations 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 234
Edward Marlo Olram's Clarified Routine ten red and black cards, one card travels from packet to packet, then packets changes places, eight methods
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 3
Ken Simmons Preface
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards vi
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment rubber band around deck, vanishes, encircles card in center
VariationsAlso published here 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 1
Ken Simmons, Peter Duffie Diamond Heist two and two with transformation kicker
Inspired by 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 5
Ken Simmons Ace-Bitiously Yours aces come to top multiple times
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 7
Ken Simmons Tabled Faro Slough Off
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 7
Ken Simmons Simmons's Pivot Turnover same as Stuart Gordon Turnover
Also published here 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 8
Ken Simmons Ace-Bitiously - The Follow-Up four aces come to bottom, then to top
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 11
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Miracle Card Change Insertion face card of double stolen as it is inserted into deck, see "Added Notes"
Inspired by 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 12
Ken Simmons A Different Approach handling for reference
Inspired by 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 14
Ken Simmons Vanish and Discovery card vanishes face-up from top of deck and reappears next to selection
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 16
Ken Simmons Triumphing for a Change color changing deck kicker
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 33
Ken Simmons Discrepant Packet Force spectator calls stop during running cut to table
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 34
Ken Simmons M.V.R.C. - The Easy Way
Inspired by 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 38
Ken Simmons Quick Transpo signed card in pocket transposes visibly with card signed by performer
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 40
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Bold Half Pass KM type half pass
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling (Marlo)
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 48
Ken Simmons Swivel Palm Replacement
  • As a Vanish
  • As a Color Change
Related to 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 53
John C. Wagner Bandorama selection spins from banded deck
Variations 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 6
Ken Simmons Preface
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! i
Ken Simmons Hands Off Reverse...er, Vanish card lost by spectator in deck behind his back, it vanishes, two handlings
Inspired byVariations 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 1
Ken Simmons Simply Cutting to the Aces Aces cut to, optional follow-up in which they are cut into deck again and come back to top
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 4
Ken Simmons Another Cutting to the Aces
Variations 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 5
Ken Simmons P.O.D. Handling flap gaff
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 7
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons Deliberate Side Steal to Center transferring card from second to center
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 9
Ken Simmons Notes on Marlo's Unit Up-Jog Addition adding specific cards, that are culled first
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 30
Ken Simmons Notes on Marlo's Card Substitution
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 32
Ken Simmons Notes on Marlo's Card Transfer several applications
  • First Idea (simulated placement)
  • Second Deal (outjogged handling)
  • Third Idea (another outjogged handling)
  • Fourth Idea (with packet and outjog)
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 33
Ken Simmons Additions to a Change unload into center
Inspired byRelated to 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 38
Ken Simmons Audacious Transposition card isolated from deck transposes with card in deck
Related toVariations 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 43
Ken Simmons On a More Subtle Note
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 43
Ken Simmons Related Bold Card Control opposite, apparently bottom card of right-hand packet removed but really top card
Inspired byVariations 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 44
Ken Simmons Pragmatic Control
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 45
Ken Simmons Related Bold Card Control with Reverse
Related to 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 46
Ken Simmons Reverse Variant reverse from center top
Inspired byRelated to 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 48
Ken Simmons Future Center Steal two handlings
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 50
Ken Simmons Another Curve single switched for double which is placed on table with Visual Retention Change
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 52
Ken Simmons Deal and Take
Related to 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 53
Ken Simmons The Pick-Up Force spectator cuts (hopefully) into break
Also published here 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 54
Ken Simmons Introduction to the Banded Effects
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 56
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment rubber band around deck, vanishes, encircles card in center
Also published here 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 56
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment II allowing to show face card of deck, double is found and face-card loaded off
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 59
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment III wrong card encircled, changes into right card, double is found and face-card loaded off, two methods
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 61
Ken Simmons A Banded Vanish rubber band around deck simply vanishes, two methods
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 64
Ken Simmons Banded Card on Ceiling card on ceiling has previously vanishes rubber band around it
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 68
Ken Simmons Additional Notes and Ideas for the Banded Effects
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 74
Darwin Ortiz Do as I Did two packs
Related to 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 140
Larry Jennings Larry's Favorite performer cuts off named of number of cards, last card is selection, based on "Blackstone's Favorite" (probably reference)
Related toVariations 1988 The Cardwright 1
Ken Simmons Introduction
1988 Guarded Secrets Revealed! 1
Ken Simmons Spectator Really Cuts to and Turns Over the Aces spectator cuts off four packets while performer holds deck
  • Adding to the Effect (having Kings at bottoms of each packet as kicker)
1988 Guarded Secrets Revealed! 2
Ken Simmons Pick-Up Force spectator cuts (hopefully) into break
Also published here 1988 Guarded Secrets Revealed! 3
Ken Simmons Nothing Short of a Miracle card peeked at, wrong card given between spectator's fingers who wiggles it, nothing happens, then it changes, spectator holds a double (optional sticky substance, see p. 10)
Variations 1988 Guarded Secrets Revealed! 6
Ken Simmons Double Turnover Handling same as Stuart Gordon Turnover
Also published here 1988 Guarded Secrets Revealed! 9
Ken Simmons Preface
1990 Finally! 1
Ken Simmons A Wallet Routine routine with ambitious card, transposition with one card in wallet, card to wallet, Bendix Bombshell, two duplicates
1990 Finally! 3
Ken Simmons Simmon's Wallet Combination Routine blank papers change into checks one at a time, then several, then into money bills, using Himber Wallet
1990 Finally! 8
Ken Simmons Enhanced Wallet Combination Routine idea for previous routine
1990 Finally! 12
Ken Simmons Two Tips For The Rising Cards for marketed "A.M.Y./Arne Rising Card Deck"
1990 Finally! 13
Ken Simmons Rising Double wrong card rises and changes into selection
1990 Finally! 14
Ken Simmons A Flashy Change prediction on paper is wrong, paper changes into selected card in flash
Inspired by
  • "Flash Card Production" (Dick Piser/Harry Lorayne, Flash Paper Tips)
1990 Finally! 15
Ken Simmons A Double Prediction spectator cuts off packet, amount of cards and card cut to are predicted, three methods
1990 Finally! 18
Ken Simmons Simmons Half Pass
Related toAlso published here 1990 Finally! 22
Ken Simmons Ultra-Mental Deck Routine Handling three spectators stop during deal and deal a card face-down, same cards are reversed in second deck
Related to 1990 Finally! 26
Ken Simmons My Favorite Sandwich random card changes into named card between jokers, Invisible Deck
Inspired byVariations 1990 Finally! 28
Ken Simmons Simmons's Handling of "Sprite Sleight" (or Glorpy Rides Again!) deck underneath transparent handkerchief, card moves and turns over on top of deck, two handlings, with "Signature Addition" (bluff)
Inspired by 1990 Finally! 30
Ken Simmons In Lieu of Wax wax substitute(s)
1990 Finally! 35
Ken Simmons Quick Change half dollar changes into copper coin in presence of Chinese coin, copper/silver/brass
Related to
  • "Wash-Out" (Steve Dusheck)
1990 Finally! 36
Ken Simmons Climax for Copper/Silver/Brass
1990 Finally! 38
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons Marlo Improves Simmons card that spectator loses himself behind his back is divined and vanishes
Inspired byRelated to 1990 Finally! 46
Michael Powers King T.U.T. "Totally Unbelievable Transpo", card isolated from deck transposes with sandwiched card in center of deck, signed
Related to 1990 Top Secret Stuff 51
Edward Marlo, Michael Powers More Miracle Card Changes with unload under top card of deck
Related to 1990 Top Secret Stuff 52
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons Not Only the Number, but... spectator cuts off cards, number of cards and card cut to predicted, fifteen memorized cards, prediction index, for correction see Ricochet reference, three handlings
Inspired by
  • "Finally" (Ken Simmons, Lecture Notes 1990)
Related to
1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 3
Ken Simmons Introduction
1991 Banded Deck Effects 5
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment rubber band around deck, vanishes, encircles card in center
1991 Banded Deck Effects 7
Ken Simmons A Banded Vanish rubber band around deck, it vanishes and remains gone
1991 Banded Deck Effects 10
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Banded Card to Pocket - First Method card peeked at, rubber band around deck, it vanishes, card with rubber band around it from pocket
1991 Banded Deck Effects 12
Ken Simmons Banded Card to Pocket - Second Method card peeked at, rubber band around deck, it vanishes, card with rubber band around it from pocket
1991 Banded Deck Effects 12
Ken Simmons A Banded Tip for routines with banded deck
1991 Banded Deck Effects 14
Ken Simmons The Clinging Subtlety banded card drags another with it
1991 Banded Deck Effects 14
Ken Simmons Through the Deck rubber band around deck, vanishes, reappears, vanishes and reappears around selection, two handlings
Variations 1991 Banded Deck Effects 15
Ken Simmons Banded Transposition card pocketed, another card found via A-Band-Ment, it's pocketed card and selection is in pocket, seven methods
1991 Banded Deck Effects 17
Ken Simmons Simmons's Pivot Turnover same as Stuart Gordon Lift
1991 Banded Deck Effects 26
Edward Marlo Stretching It card pocketed, banded deck, rubber band vanishes and reappears around pocketed card, two methods
Variations 1991 Banded Deck Effects 29
Ken Simmons Stretching It Too Far card pocketed, banded deck, rubber band vanishes and reappears around pocketed card, two methods
Inspired by 1991 Banded Deck Effects 32
David Neighbors Neighbors's Killer Penetration rubber band around deck twice, vanishes and appears around selection
Inspired by 1991 Banded Deck Effects 33
David Neighbors, Ken Simmons As Applied to "Bandorama" selection spins from banded deck
Inspired by 1991 Banded Deck Effects 39
Roger Klause The Breakout Display bending deck and displaying it resting on fingers of one hand
Variations 1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 117
Ken Simmons Introduction
1992 Choice Effects — Number One
Ken Simmons Ideas for Gardner's Vanishing And Reappearing Card Routine
  • First Suggestion
  • Second Suggestion
  • Third Suggestion
  • Fourth Suggestion
  • Fifth Suggestion
  • Sixth Suggestion
  • Seventh Suggestion
  • Eighth Suggestion
  • Ninth Suggestion
  • Tenth Suggestion
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number One 1
Ken Simmons Updating The Vanishing And Reappearing Card Routine card reappears from pocket
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number One 7
Ken Simmons Weighing the Cards ..... For Magicians routine with multiple phases
1992 Choice Effects — Number One 9
Ken Simmons Bluff Presentation for The Magic Separation face-up and face-down cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other, three phases
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number One 12
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 Choice Effects — Number One 15
Ken Simmons The Darkest Hour Revisited selected card is only black card in clock dial layout
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 1
Ken Simmons The Colorful Clock spectator selections only odd-backed card
1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 3
Edward Marlo Marlo's Procedure named card is sandwiched between Jokers, it changes into a card the performer named earlier
Inspired byVariations 1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 4
Ken Simmons As a Transposition sandwiched card transposes with card in deck
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 7
Ken Simmons Thumb Slip Change Variant double face-up on deck in out-jogged position, top card slid back with top towards performer, different grip
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 8
Ken Simmons Misdirection Palm Tip added riffle cover
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 10
Ken Simmons Tip for Sawing the Lady in Half four Aces found and selection as well
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 11
Ken Simmons Fanning Powder Tip with faros
1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 12
Ken Simmons Deal Switch Tip altered right-hand grip
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 13
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 Choice Effects — Number Two 15
Ken Simmons Ambitious Triumph Triumph with Goodwin/Jennings display, then short Ambitious sequence
1992 Choice Effects — Number Three 1
Ken Simmons Pivot-Jog Turnover Glide using book break to get into Glide position
1992 Choice Effects — Number Three 2
David Neighbors, Ken Simmons Changing Aces black Aces are put on table face up, one instantly changes to red, then other one changes on table
Variations 1992 Choice Effects — Number Three 7
Edward Marlo Multiple Card Clip Plus Effect black Aces are put on table face up, they instantly change to red
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Three 9
Ken Simmons One-Handed Center Palm Steal
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Three 11
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 Choice Effects — Number Three 15
David Neighbors, Ken Simmons Stand-Up Transformation Daley's last with transformation kicker, two double facers
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Four 1
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons A Color Change using card clip, different clean-up
Also published here 1992 Choice Effects — Number Four 4
Ken Simmons Side-Jog Square Up Peek also multiple cards
Inspired by 1992 Choice Effects — Number Four 7
Ken Simmons Observations on The Ovette Master Move / Kelly Bottom Placement
  • First Idea
  • Second Idea
1992 Choice Effects — Number Four 13
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 Choice Effects — Number Four 15
Ken Simmons Introduction
1992 A Final Farewell Lecture
Edward Marlo The Schmaltzy Showman's Prediction fair selection from new and sealed deck is predicted, Penelope's Principle
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here 1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 1
Edward Marlo Breaking the Rule spelling to the four Aces, last one turns over
  • Marlo Note
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here 1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 6
Edward Marlo Bluff Ace Assembly
  • Marlo Note
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here 1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 12
Edward Marlo The Named Reverse named card removed from blue deck, same card then shown reversed in red deck, roughed red/blue menetekel
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here
  • Ibidem #19, Dec. 1959
1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 23
Edward Marlo Challenge Oil and Water or Try This With a Glide 6&6, condensed three-phase version
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Inspired byRelated to 1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 26
Edward Marlo Female spectator's name on back of named card
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here 1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 34
Ken Simmons Published Sources original sources of the Marlo items
1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 44
Ken Simmons Other Books by Ken Simmons
1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 45
Edward Marlo The Schmaltzy Showmans Prediction fair selection from new and sealed deck is predicted, Penelope's Principle, with notes by Ken Simmons
Also published here 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 1
Edward Marlo Bluff Ace Assembly with comments by Ken Simmons
Also published here 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 10
Edward Marlo Breaking the Rule spelling to the four Aces, last one turns over, with notes by Ken Simmons
Also published here 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 15
Edward Marlo Female spectator's name on back of named card, with note by Ken Simmons
Related to 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 20
Ken Simmons Triumphing for a Change color changing deck kicker
Related to 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 24
Ken Simmons Discrepant Packet Force spectator calls stop during running cut to table
1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 25
Ken Simmons Who's Lying? lie speller
Inspired by
  • Automatic Speller Placement Principle (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Variations
1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 28
David Neighbors Who's Lying? - Second Handling lie speller
Inspired by 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 29
Bernard Bilis, Jean Philippe Total A-Band-A-Ment rubber band around deck, finger put through, selection jumps face-up onto back of fingers, with locking feature, Hiro Sakai not mentioned
Inspired byRelated to June 1993 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 2) 1
Jon Racherbaumer Banded Together rubber band around deck, vanishes and reappears in case, banded deck face up on table, face card changes
Inspired by 1995 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 6) 15
Michael Skinner Top and Bottom Blackstone two selections
Related toVariations 1996 Classic Sampler 70
Alex Elmsley Power Poker ten cards, spectator can chose which he wands, full house and royal flush
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1997 Alex Is At It Again 2
Ken Simmons Pick-Up Force spectator cuts into break
1997 Solomon's Mind 29
Ken Simmons Dealing With the Aces Aces on top, two faro shuffles given, Aces are still on top, using Tilt Faro Shuffle
  • Second Method
Variations Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 7
Edward Marlo, Don May Dealing With the Aces II Aces on top, two faro shuffles given, Aces are still on top, deck ends red-black separated
  • Second Method (Edward Marlo - Don May)
  • Third Method (Edward Marlo - Don May)
  • Fourth Method (Edward Marlo)
Inspired by Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 10
Ken Simmons D'Amico - Marlo... In Reverse sandwich is put out-jogged in center, suddenly only the two sandwich cards remain there and the sandwiched card is found on top
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling
  • Third Handling
Inspired by Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 13
Eddie Clever A Clever Trick out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, no keys, spectator removes five cards one of which must be the selection, performer finds it
VariationsAlso published here
  • "He Only Thinks" (Magic in the Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 19
Ken Simmons Variation by Ken Simmons out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, no keys, spectator removes five cards one of which must be the selection, performer finds it, with additional riffle shuffle after the selection by spectator
Inspired by Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 20
Eddie Clever No Way! out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, spectator reads off values and performer stops at selection
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Unseen" (Magic in the Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 21
Ken Simmons Variation by Ken Simmons out-of-hand selection procedure with center cut, spectator reads off values and performer stops at selection
Inspired by Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 21
David Neighbors There's No Jack in This Neighborhood Jack of Hearts put in case, card peeked at, red Aces put in case, card appears between two black Aces, it is the Jack of Hearts and in the case the red Aces sandwich a selection
Inspired by
  • "Jack in the Box" (David Solomon, MUM, August 1977)
Variations
Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 26
Ken Simmons Jack's Not In The Box Jack of Hearts put in case, card peeked at, red Aces put in case, card appears between two black Aces, it is the Jack of Hearts and in the case the red Aces sandwich a selection
Inspired by Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 28
Ken Simmons Predicting the Cut two cards placed aside, selection lost, two cards from beginning added, performer cuts off that many cards, last card is selection
Inspired by Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 30
Ken Simmons On the Memorized Deck on not using mnemonics
Oct. 1997 Onyx (Issue 1) 32
Ken Simmons Sleightless Poker Power without bottom deals, ten cards, spectator can chose which he wands, full house and royal flush
Inspired byVariations Jan. 1998 Onyx (Issue 2) 7
Ken Simmons Show and Hide Move brief, turning card in hand over while hiding coin
Also published here Jan. 1998 Onyx (Issue 2) 20
Ken Simmons The "Real" Immaculate Insertion Breakout Display combined with Immaculate Insertion
Inspired by Jan. 1998 Onyx (Issue 2) 25
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner
Apr. 1998 Onyx (Issue 3) i
Ken Simmons Ken Simmons Bibliography
Apr. 1998 Onyx (Issue 3) iii
David Solomon Solo-Hummer packet mixed with cato procedure by spectator under table, one card remembered, performer sorts all except selection
Inspired by
  • "Hummer Outdone" (Ken Simmons, Choice Effects No. 5)
Related to
  • Ed Marlo version in Ibidem #12
Apr. 1998 Onyx (Issue 3) 3
Ken Simmons Ultimate Collectors
Apr. 1998 Onyx (Issue 3) 9
Ken Simmons Convincing Signature Transfer Effect signature is transferred from face of Two of Hearts to the Three of Hearts, ungaffed
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1998 Onyx (Issue 3) 27
Ken Simmons Show & Hide Move turning card in hand over while hiding coin
Also published here Apr. 1998 Onyx (Issue 3) 36
Ken Simmons The "Silent" Scotch & Soda Release without bang ring
Apr. 1998 Onyx (Issue 3) 38
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner
July 1998 Onyx (Issue 4) i
Mark Aspiazu, Ken Simmons Convincing Collectors selections peeked at
  • First Method (Mark Aspiazu)
    • Second Handling (Ken Simmons)
    • Third Handling (Ken Simmons)
  • Second Method (Mark Aspiazu)
July 1998 Onyx (Issue 4) 14
Jason Alford Grasshopper Takes A Leap! card travels from between one sandwich to another
Inspired byRelated to July 1998 Onyx (Issue 4) 22
Ken Simmons Unexpected Sandwich selection appears between two tabled sandwich cards (pad spread)
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling
  • Fourth Handling
  • Fifth Handling
July 1998 Onyx (Issue 4) 27
Ken Simmons Simplex Locator Card top card turned over and put face-up into deck where spectator stops during riffling, it is next to selection
  • First Method
    • Second Handling
    • Third Handling
  • Second Method (Countdown Version)
  • Third Method (Bluff Version)
July 1998 Onyx (Issue 4) 29
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner
Related to Oct. 1998 Onyx (Issue 5) i
Gene Gordon Lie Detector With A Surprise lie speller with packet, at the end the selection is odd-backed and other cards blank
Inspired by Oct. 1998 Onyx (Issue 5) 35
Ken Simmons Handling for Marlo's Jacks & Tens Routine 3&3, four phases
Inspired by
  • "Oil & Water - Water & Oil - Oil & Water (Three Jacks and Three Tens)" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem, Dec. 1958)
Oct. 1998 Onyx (Issue 5) 39
Tomas Blomberg A Black Jack Effect two for two
Inspired byVariations Oct. 1998 Onyx (Issue 5) 51
Ken Simmons A Black Jack Effect (Second Method) two for two
Inspired by Oct. 1998 Onyx (Issue 5) 52
Danny Archer Copper Silver Shuffle see reference for credit information by Wesley James
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1998 Onyx (Issue 5) 58
Ken Simmons Scotch & Soda Release Sans Bang Ring
Oct. 1998 Onyx (Issue 5) 60
Guy Hollingworth Regarding the switching of cards. One Miracle Change at the table edge
Related to 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 150
Doug Conn Rubber Revelation rubber band wrapped around deck vanishes, around card in center, this and the cards beside it are Aces to match a previous selection
Inspired by 1999 Tricks of my Trade 33
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner Joshua Jay one-man issue, Dan MacMillan, Jason England
Inspired by Jan. 1999 Onyx (Issue 6) i
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner on the TSD TheSecondDeal convention
Apr. 1999 Onyx (Issue 7) i
Jerry K. Hartman Mexicali Ruse “Mexican Poker” plot, head-to-head Poker game with small packet of cards, magician gets Royal Flush, second version where magician gets four Aces
  • First Method
  • Second Method
    • First Variation
    • Second Variation
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Apr. 1999 Onyx (Issue 7) 12
Ken Simmons Simple Shift - Technical Variation right fingers push in cards instead of left first finger
Inspired by Apr. 1999 Onyx (Issue 7) 17
Aldo Colombini Ace High spectator cuts to Aces, Aces put onto four packets, deck assembled, Aces come to top, repeat
Inspired by Apr. 1999 Onyx (Issue 7) 20
Ken Simmons Delayed Strip-Out/Push-Thru Shuffle
Apr. 1999 Onyx (Issue 7) 25
Chas Roberts Try Myumph instant magical face-up/face-down mixing, then righting
Related to
  • "The Drunk Magician Triumphs" (Ken Simmons, Bob LaRue, Infinity April 1998)
Apr. 1999 Onyx (Issue 7) 27
Jason Tang Meld
Related to Apr. 1999 Onyx (Issue 7) 30
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner
Related to July 1999 Onyx (Issue 8) i
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner October/November/December issue
Dec. 1999 Onyx (Issue 9) 1
Paul Cummins Onyx Convention Coverage Dan MacMillan, Allan Ackerman, Jerry Andrus, Ernest Earick, Ken Simmons, Roger Klause
Dec. 1999 Onyx (Issue 9) 4
Ken Simmons Duped! angly, coin not under hand as in Anderson's vanish
Inspired by Dec. 1999 Onyx (Issue 9) 17
Ken Simmons Double Coin Vanish two coins vanish in plastic sleeve under handkerchief
Dec. 1999 Onyx (Issue 9) 18
Ken Simmons Simmons Half Pass
Also published here Dec. 1999 Onyx (Issue 9) 19
Christian Ehret Interlaced Journey three selections between Kings travel to between Aces, then in repeat a quartet transposes with the three selections
Inspired by Dec. 1999 Onyx (Issue 9) 26
Ken Simmons The Pick-Up Force spectator cuts (hopefully) into break
Also published here Dec. 1999 Onyx (Issue 9) 33
Tomas Blomberg Signing Off signature travels from the face of the Two of Hearts to the Ace of Diamonds, ungaffed
Variations 1999 Cyber Sessions 11
Ken Simmons The Pick-Up Force spectator cuts (hopefully) into break
1999 Cyber Sessions 35
Ken Simmons Jason's Trick signature is transferred from face of Two of Hearts to the Three of Hearts, ungaffed
Related to
  • "Signed Quick Visuals" (Ken Simmons, Choice Effects 8)
Also published here
1999 Cyber Sessions 65
Ken Simmons Two The Hard Way two selections lost, incomplete riffle shuffle is pulled apart, first selection sticks out of one half and is tabled, repeat with pivot production of wrong card, it changes into first selection, tabled first card is now second selection
Inspired byVariations 1999 Cyber Sessions 113
Ken Simmons Two The Hard Way (A Different Approach) two selections lost, incomplete riffle shuffle is pulled apart, first selection sticks out of one half and is tabled, repeat with pivot production for second selection, then both cards travel to pockets
Inspired by 1999 Cyber Sessions 115
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Arcardia by Roger CrosthwaiteRelated to Apr. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4) 70
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner January/February/March issue
Mar. 2000 Onyx (Issue 10) 1
Ken Simmons Another Clarified Routine ten red and black cards, one card travels from packet to packet, then packets changes places
Inspired by Mar. 2000 Onyx (Issue 10) 3
Ken Simmons, Stuart Gordon Simmons (Double) Pivot Turnover actually Stuart Gordon Turnover
Also published here Mar. 2000 Onyx (Issue 10) 5
Ken Simmons V Unload back card unloaded, cross between K.M. Move and Paintbrush Change
Mar. 2000 Onyx (Issue 10) 5
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner April/May/June issue, on Jamy Ian Swiss's review
Related to June 2000 Onyx (Issue 11) 1
Ken Simmons Technical Variation of the MacMillan One-Hand Turnover Switch
Inspired by June 2000 Onyx (Issue 11) 19
Ken Simmons A Further Fantastic Move Tilt Half Pass & Future Reverse combo, brief
Also published here June 2000 Onyx (Issue 11) 23
Aaron Fisher The Gravity Half Pass invisible Half Pass
Related to 2002 The Paper Engine 15
Jerry K. Hartman Double Down a Two of Clubs between two red Aces changes into Ace of Spades, spectator handles cards throughout
Inspired by
  • spectator handled double in routine on p. 5 of Ken Simmons's "Guarded Secrets Revealed" (second 1999 edition) & Wesley James's extensions/variations, p. 9
  • Nothing Short of a Miracle (Ken Simmons, 1988)
Also published here
2007 Card Dupery 140
Jerry K. Hartman Poker Stud another handling of the Mexican Poker plot
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2007 Card Dupery 188
Jerry K. Hartman Poker Stud
Inspired byAlso published here 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 308