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Kent Arthur Right Number person in book selected, someone phoned who names this name
Variations 1939 The Jinx (Issue 58) 421
Kent Arthur Faker! one of four cards is signed and they're cut into deck, then three cards reverse with face-down in between which turns out to be signed card, medium/seance situation
1939 The Jinx (Issue 59) 425
Kent Arthur Spurious Pelf "do as i do" sequence with spectator and 5 bills each, selected bill remains upside down
Related to 1939 The Jinx (Issue 60) 429
Kent Arthur Familiar Spirit twenty blank cards, each with a two-figure number by a spectator, then some cards are totaled and total divined
Also published here 1939 The Jinx (Issue 62) 442
Kent Arthur Ten and One shell
1939 The Jinx (Issue 67) 466
Kent Arthur "Never Idle" Cards slop shuffle Triumph with twelve card packet
1940 The Jinx (Issue 81) 526
Kent Arthur Eerie Cards using eight cards, card finally spelled to
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx (Issue 101) 615
Kent Arthur Pastiche card selected, another turns over, third selection predicted
1940 The Jinx (Issue 106) 637
Kent Arthur The Professor's Card Trick mathematical
Also published here 1941 The Jinx (Issue 148) 823
Kent Arthur Familiar Spirit twenty blank cards, each with a two-figure number by a spectator, then some cards are totaled and total divined
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 224
George Schindler Dial phoned person names selection, number is formed by writing letters on a business card
Inspired by 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 206) 823
Jerry K. Hartman A Common Mistake Vernon's Variant type of effect (Do as I do packet trick) where spectator cannot follow instructions, ending is each spectator get an Ace reversed in packet
Inspired by
  • "Kortially Yours" (Milton Kort, Kort is Now In Session, 1962)
Related to
1973 Means & Ends 23
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Retrospective long article about the evolution of phone effects, reprinted from Sphinx, 1942
  • "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
  • John Percival, Benedict and Paul Rockwood versions
  • Fred D. Muth & elimination principle
  • "One By Swindle" (F. Jackson)
  • U. F. Grant
  • "Colored Silks" (Earl Thomas)
  • "Operator Calling" (Harris Solomon)
  • "Right Number" (Kent Arthur)
  • "The Phantom Phone" (Howard Savage)
  • "Winged Thoughts" (J. G. Thompson, Jr.)
  • "Phoned Thots" (Orville Meyer)
Apr. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 952
Howard A. Adams Matheight principle, Ace to Eight of a suit are used, mentally chosen card is found after three deals, then both piles have same total, removed card can be named
Inspired by 1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 1
Kent Arthur Des Professors Kartentrick
Also published here Jan. 1984 Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 3&4) 105
Kent Arthur Des Professors Kartentrick
Also published here 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1) 32
Kent Arthur Summen-Prophetie twenty business cards, each with a two-figure number by a spectator, then some cards are totaled and total divined
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 150
Justin Higham, Kevin Baker The NoBo Lie Detector "No" = Bottom
  • First Version
  • Second Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Third Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Fourth Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Fifth Version
  • Sixth Version
  • Seventh Version
  • Eighth Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Ninth Version
  • Tenth Version (Kevin Baker)
Inspired by
  • Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks, pp. 130-133
Related to
2008 Dexterity Manual 57