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Charles T. Jordan Satan's Prophecy No.1, one of four named cards by performer is chosen and card travels from half to other half in box at named number, card is also predicted on paper
Related toVariations 1920 2
Arthur Leroy Breast Pocket Switch card is sticking out of pocket and switched as it is removed
Related to 1937 28
Frederick Mosteller Encore! spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, count-spell
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 58)
236
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Puncture! hole moved on business card
Related to Oct. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 213)
850
Paul Rosini A Card in Flight card travels from ten-card packet to another ten-card packet, one-behind structure
Related to 1950 14
Dai Vernon Follow the Leader, Jr. five blacks and five reds
Related toVariations Mar. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 277)
1107
Alex Elmsley Effort for Follow the Leader ideas for Vernon's Follow the Leader, Jr.
Inspired by June 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 283)
1131
Alex Elmsley Failure
Also published here June 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 283)
1131
Alex Elmsley Effort for the Ultra Close-Up Worker torn and restored pencil lead
June 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 283)
1131
Alex Elmsley Melbourne position and card at that position are thought of, card turns up with down-under-deal
Related toAlso published here June 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 283)
1131
Alex Elmsley Point of Departure Card placed between black Aces vanishes to magician's pocket
Related toAlso published here 1953 19
Alex Elmsley All Backs Routine cutting to Aces presentation
VariationsAlso published here 1954 193
Alex Elmsley Tip-Over Change Handling
1954 198
Cy Endfield Two To Divine card appears between sandwich cards in hand
Related toVariations 1955 10
Charles Sanders Peirce Some Amazing Mazes dealing trick with red and black cards in numerical order, dealing into any number of piles, anti-faro rules, see also p. 2
  • Phase One
  • Phase Two (mixing procedure, then number named, value of card at that position is used to count to a card that matches named number)
Variations Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
10
Alex Elmsley, Dai Vernon Elmsley's Card Coincidence deck cut into two piles, a card selected in each pile, later shown to turn up at the same position, handling is by Vernon
Variations 1956 25
Alex Elmsley The Twisted Band Puzzle to remove the twists in a wide rubber band
Also published here 1956 91
Edward Marlo Mexican Solitaire shuffled deck, deck dealt into four piles according to rules, one of each value in each pile, memory demonstrations, all four-of-a-kinds together or controlled, can be followed by poker deals:
  • Progressive Poker
    • First Game
    • Three-Handed
    • Four-Handed
    • Five-Handed
    • Second Play of Five-Handed Poker
  • Royal Flush Control
    • Second Royal
    • Third Royal
    • Fourth Royal
    • Alternative Procedure for Four Royals
Variations Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
27
Dai Vernon Penetration of Thought odd-backed, two packets of four Aces each, thought Ace transposes
Related toVariations 1957 51
Alex Elmsley A Letter from Alex intro to following tricks, presenting mathematical tricks
Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
15
Alex Elmsley Royal Flush Control Variation
Inspired by Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
15
Alex Elmsley Through Darkest Peirce cards are dealt out multiple times to mix them, yet they are mated, relation to Sympathetic Cards
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
16
Alex Elmsley Card Position Formula After Dealing calculating position of any card in a packet of any size, after dealing cards out
Also published here Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
18
Alex Elmsley Late Night Location spectator cuts off a pile, remembers bottom card and shuffles, packet returned and deck faro shuffled, selection found, stay stack with duplicates
Related toVariationsAlso published here Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
19
Alex Elmsley Choosey card chosen and lost, packet removed, spectator removes one card from it and it is selection or leads to it
Related toAlso published here Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
20
Alex Elmsley Work in Progress faro mathematics, defining Out- and In-Faro, then the Binary Translocations:
  • 1) to bring top card to any position with faros
  • 2) to bring card to top with 2^x cards
  • 3) edge-marked deck with 2^x cards, bringing any card to top
Related toAlso published here Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
21
Alex Elmsley 1002nd Aces spectator can freely choose the leader packet
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
13
Jack Avis A Short Brownwave card selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, deck then divided in two halves, both deal in unison and the selected card is at same position as card with a message
Inspired byVariations Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
15
Alex Elmsley In and Out Definition
1958 1
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley 26th Card Faro Check for credit information see reference
Related to 1958 11
Alex Elmsley In and Out Shuffle Definition
1958 1
Edward Marlo Faro as a Control how to control a card at known position to top with faro shuffles, with subsections:
  • Less Than 52
  • With Two Cards
  • For 2 Cards at Undetermined Positions
Inspired by 1958 2
Edward Marlo Fourth Fooler two cards selected, a card turns face-up between selections, see also page 55 for two further notes
Variations 1958 52
Tony Corinda, Jon Tremaine, Alex Elmsley (1) Tapping Card Location spectator thinks of one of seven cards and taps the cards with a pencil, performer stops him when he taps the thought of card
1958 41
Alex Elmsley Aces Up stacking with faro shuffle for any number from two to five
Feb. 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 5)
15
Alex Elmsley Stay-Stack Idea with two decks, face up into face down
Related to Feb. 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 5)
16
Alex Elmsley Arab Roto-Pack using faros for various placements
Also published here Mar. 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 6)
13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites Elmsley's Restacking Pack
Related to July 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 10)
14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perma-Stack based on Elmsley's Restacking Pack idea
Related to July 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 10)
15
Alex Elmsley On the Presentation of Coincidence Effects
Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
2
Alex Elmsley Auto Prediction three cards are predicted written on another playing card
Related toVariationsAlso published here Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
3
Alex Elmsley 7-16 down under deal, Ace of Spades remains, game presentation
Related toVariationsAlso published here Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
4
Alex Elmsley Pierce Arrow unusual game in which one deals through twelve cards and tries to predict position of reversed card, actually "Peirce Arrow"
Inspired byAlso published here Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
5
Mel Stover MelMath on mixing/controlled shuffling, especially with faro shuffles
Related to Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
9
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) On Binary Translocations on having a formula for getting a card to the top with faro shuffles with not 2
Related to Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
10
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Tips from Ravelli: Binary Translocations not necessary to shuffle perfect faros in certain cases
Related to Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
7
Alex Elmsley Auto Discovery two cards are used to divine a very free selection that's pocketed by spectator, stacked
Also published here Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
15
Alex Elmsley Double Control transposing top card with selection at certain position with faro shuffles
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
15
Alex Elmsley Chance & Choice strange selection process involving down-under-deal, three cards
Also published here Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
16
Alex Elmsley Mathematics & Mentalism one of sixteen cards thought of with its position, during reverse faros the spectator says in which half his card is, selection ends up on top (and force card brought to original position)
Related toVariationsAlso published here Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
17
Alex Elmsley Switchy-Coo card a chosen number is reversed, then changes to previous selection
Also published here Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
18
Lin Searles The Cross Shuffle Slow-Motion Deal thirds of deck shuffled according to spectator's wishes, yet predicted Full House received in seven-handed game, faro
Related to 1959 1
Alex Elmsley Thimble Change two versions
Also published here 1959 1
Alex Elmsley Ring on Silk ring is thrown into silk and is instantly threaded onto silk, using Jardine Ellis ring
Also published here 1959 1
Alex Elmsley Dictionary Test dictionary book test with multiple spectators
Also published here 1959 1
Alex Elmsley Cigarette Move vanish, with box
Also published here 1959 2
Alex Elmsley Production Cigarettes in Holders cigarettes in holders
Also published here 1959 2
Alex Elmsley Multiplying Aces roll-down between the fingers
Also published here 1959 2
Alex Elmsley Physical Medium jacket is removed while thumbs are tied
Also published here 1959 2
Alex Elmsley Penny Plain performer brings card to special position corresponding with cut-off packet behind back, principle similar to Penelope Principle
VariationsAlso published here 1959 2
Alex Elmsley Fan Prediction touched card matches with prediction
VariationsAlso published here 1959 2
Alex Elmsley Cups and Balls salt as final load
Also published here 1959 3
Alex Elmsley Verdrehtes Gumiband Puzzle to remove the twists in a wide rubber band
Also published here 1959
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 3)
838
Ronald B. Edwards Mazes-Phase Down variation that starts with two honest riffle shuffles (interlocking chains), suits separated, some dealing procedure that affects the red/black distribution
  • Phase II (dealing into chosen number of piles, sympathetic values)
Inspired byRelated to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
5
Ken Beale Brown Coincidence two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, deck then dealt in two halves, both are dealt in unison and the selected cards are at the same position
Inspired byVariations July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
16
Alex Elmsley, Dai Vernon Fingertip Elmsley Count
1960 6
Dai Vernon The Trick That Cannot be Explained
Related toVariations 1960 76
John Gannaway Aid for Straight Tears aid for straight tears, for any torn and restored newspaper
Related to 1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
28
Alex Elmsley No Looking two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, then named
Related to 1962 72
Alex Elmsley Fan Prediction #1 touched card matches with prediction
1962 165
Alex Elmsley Angle Jog Switch as cards are fanned
1962 166
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1963 4
Edward Marlo On the Re-Stacking Pack two spectators decide for numbers and remember the cards at their number four times with faros in between, each has a four of a kind
Inspired by 1964 18
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test
Inspired by 1964 19
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Ultra Mental ungaffed
Related to 1964 52
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
1964 53
Edward Marlo Marlo's Handling Variation Brainweave
Related to 1964 53
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Marlo's Faro Jogs handling possibilities for Alex Elmsley's Faro Fan idea
  • Five Methods
  • Side Jog to Angle Jog
  • Angle Jog to Side Jog
  • Table Faro Angle Jog
  • Up Jogging the Reversed Card (two methods)
Inspired byRelated to 1964 54
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Brainweave
Inspired by 1964 58
Edward Marlo Tabled Faro Fan Set-Up using table faro or only even riffle shuffle to get into Faro Fan configuration
Related to 1964 59
Edward Marlo Easy Logical Procedure
Inspired by 1964 69
Edward Marlo Ultra Repeat with repeat phase and face-up/face-down challenge location as clean-up, retaining divided deck (odd/even)
Inspired by 1964 69
Edward Marlo The Ultra Equivoce Brainweave, any card can be thought of
Inspired by 1964 71
Alex Elmsley Double Prediction two cards, progressive spelling set-up, one-ahead, sixteenth card principle
Also published here 1967 182
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brothers three selections are placed face-up in deck, face to face with mates
Also published here 1967 183
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1967 227
Fred Lowe Boston Three Step without the handkerchief and an extra penetration of a coin
Inspired by 1967 72
Piet Forton, Alex Elmsley Three Coins and a Glass Routine Three coins produced and travel to silk held in hand. They then vanish and travel to glass
Also published here 1967 5
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo Thumb-Fan Hide-Out jogged card, as switch
1968 100
Edward Marlo Card Vanish Supreme two methods
Inspired byRelated to 1968 111
Alex Elmsley Cups & Balls salt production as finale, see also p. 206
Related to
  • suggestion by Jules Conway on p. 216
Also published here
Sep. 1968 203
Piet Forton Drei Münzen - ein Glas three coins produced and travel to silk held in hand. They then vanish and travel to glass
Also published here 1968 3
Alex Elmsley Elmsley-Count
1968 16
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1968 3
Jack Avis Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to 1969 120
Edward Marlo Marlo Re-Stacking Pack two spectators decide for numbers and remember the cards at their number four times with faros in between, each has a four of a kind
Inspired by 1969 175
Roy Walton Restless Colors packet changes back colors multiple times
Inspired by Mar. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 5)
40
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley The Unwritten Prediction card dealt face down is only odd-backed card in deck
  • Method 15
Fall 1969
Hierophant (Issue 1)
21
David Berglas, Alex Elmsley The Cups and Balls billiard balls as final loads
1969 192
Jules Lenier Decision randomly selected card helps finding second selection, sixteenth card principle
Inspired byRelated to Feb. 1969 239
Alex Elmsley Point of Departure reprinted from reference, see also p. 320
Related toVariations Dec. 1969 309
Roy Walton Colour Magic cards with rainbow backs
Inspired byAlso published here 1969 51
Roy Walton Card Case mystery card in case, four queens are found and mystery card turns out to be selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1969 57
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count with jumbo cards
1969
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 4)
74
Roy Walton The Abacus Card Trick four cards chosen, gray code on one way backs
Related toVariations 1970
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement)
69
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley signed card in ---- two methods
Related toVariations Spring 1970
Hierophant (Issue 3)
142
Paul Sweetman PoD Addition travelling stamp
Inspired by Feb. 1970 320
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins
Inspired by
  • "Isaac's Law" (Karl Fulves, Magic and Spells Quarterly)
Related to
Winter 1970
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio)
379
Roy Walton Controlled Fate number, day of the week and color chosen and predicted, see also p. 402 for ideas by Kenn Eastin and Greg Moore
Inspired byVariations Dec. 1970 390
Paul Swinford The Elmsley Touch
Inspired by 1971 48
Paul Swinford Oil Always Floats card is shuffled to top via CCCC
Related to 1971 54
Paul Swinford Elmsley Revisited CCCC
Inspired by 1971 63
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1971 227
Roy Walton Nomad Card two cards selected by counting cut-off heaps, odd-backed card in deck transforms into both selections, faro
Related toAlso published here July 1971
Epilogue (Issue 12)
97
Matt Corin The Cannibal Cards routine claimed by Wesley James, see references
Related toVariations Feb. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2)
15
Jon Racherbaumer Last-Minute Departure
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4)
28
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1971 76
Alex Elmsley Count Packet Turnover at the end of a count
Also published here 1971 12
Roy Walton Jefferson's Jest card vanishes from plastic envelope
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1971 27
Paul Swinford Royal Flush Mini-Stack fifteen-card packet shuffled via reverse-faros and cutting, then Royal Flush dealt
Related to 1971 3
Alex Elmsley Elmsley or Ghost Count
1971 6
Alex Elmsley Just a "Second" Diamond Cut Diamond, second deal
1972 91
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Vanish prayer vanish
Mar. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 14)
111
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton Expansion Notes: As A Coincidence procedure to control two peeked cards twenty-six apart, effect application in which two selection appear at same position in two halves
Mar. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 14)
113
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Single Card Discovery Expansion Notes, faro and twenty-six key
Mar. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 14)
113
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Triple Card Revelation Expansion Notes, faro and twenty-six key
Mar. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 14)
114
Karl Fulves 5 As 5 while hiding one
Related to 1972 22
Gene Finnell Mathematical Twins spectator cuts to a card and places it aside, then cuts another packet off and mate is found with Milk Build procedure and down-under deal, see also p. 508
Related toVariations Feb. 1972 483
Bob Stencel Cannibal Cards two cards vanish between the four cannibals, see p. 608 for correction
Inspired by
  • "The Cannibals and the Missionaries" (Alex Elmsley)
Dec. 1972 573
Alex Elmsley The Ghost Count
1972 8
Alex Elmsley, Michael Skinner Miracle Worker between your palms
1973 204
Karl Fulves ESP In Gray five cards selected from face up face down deck are divined, gray code
Related to 1973 55
Alex Elmsley, Larry West The Elmsley Count with dollar bills, including variation "The Modified Count"
1973 144
Alex Elmsley Twister puzzle about twisted wide rubber band
VariationsAlso published here Mar. 1973 606
Alex Elmsley Between Your Palms card between spectator's palm turns out to be a later signed selection, using stranger card
Variations Mar. 1973 606
Alex Elmsley Melbourne position and card at that position are thought of, card turns up with down-under-deal
Also published here Mar. 1973 607
Edward G. Brown The Two Pile Trick two selections made from two halves with "counting pile and remember card at that position" procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1973 74
Gene Finnell Unknown Quantity Klondike shuffle version of Penelope Principle, selection found at position that corresponds to cut-off number of cards
Related to 1973 11
Gene Finnell Transmigration two cards and their positions thought of in two sixteen-card packets, Klondike shuffles and "can you see your card here?", finally the cards end up in each other's position
Related to 1973 15
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo Faro Fan
  • 1st Discard - In the Hands
  • 2nd Discard - On the Table
  • 1st Technique - in the Hands
  • 2nd Technique
1974 117
Alex Elmsley One at a Time Collectors selections appear one by one between four Aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3)
28
Fred Robinson Focus on Uri Geller 5000£ challenge, Alex Elmsley, Mike O'Brian, Ken Hawes, Eric Mason, John Calvert
Nov. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3)
34
Bill Taylor 7-16 down-under deal, spectator's and performer's remaining cards predicted, game presentation
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1974 723
Alex Elmsley Der ehrgeizige Fremde ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes color
Also published here Jan. 1974
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
60
Jerry K. Hartman Mate in Four Queens and Kings are dealt alternately into a pile by magician and spectator, red Jacks placed on top and bottom (convincer that order is not altered), each pair of King/Queen is found to be suited
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1974 10
Jerry K. Hartman Irresistible Force packet of cards are dealt through face up singly and spectator says stop when he wants and his card is dealt facedown, spectator sees they are the Diamonds in order, his card is turned up and it is the Joker, see also “Irresistible Prediction” p. 58
Related toAlso published here 1974 22
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1975 181
Harry Lorayne The 29th Card faro
Related to 1975 129
Roy Walton Kangaroo position and card at that position are thought of, card turns up with down-under-deal, non-faro method
Inspired byAlso published here July 1975
Epilogue (Issue 24)
232
Larry Jennings Ala Elmsley
Inspired byRelated to 1975
Epilogue (Issue Special No 3 (Part 2))
280
Reinhard Müller, Alex Elmsley Late-Nite Sandwich black Queens put on top, spectator cuts, sandwich in middle
1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
33
David A. Wright Elmsley Out-Sexed with pickup presentation
Inspired by June 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10)
113
Patrick Page Focus on Alex Elmsley, Faucett Ross, Francis Carlyle
June 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10)
123
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Read, Tony Faro, Cyril Faranoff, Ed Eckl, Eddie Fechter, Alex Elmsley, Walt Lees, Tony Shiels
Aug. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 12)
147
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on the IBM Convention, Peter Kane, Bob Ostin, Roy Walton, Alex Elmsley, Flip, Jay Marshall, Walter Gydesen, Philip Fiahlo, Harold Bronhaut
Sep. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1)
153
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Ostin, IBM Convention Close-Up Show, Don Lees, Trevor Lewis, David Carré, Peter Kane, Rovi, Walt Lees, Bob Read, Alex Elmsley, Topper Martin, Flip, Philipe Fiahlo, Francis Giles
Oct. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2)
171
, Alex Elmsley, Tony Faro, Ed Schuman Festive Fun a coin puzzle by Alex Elmsley and by Tony Faro, logic puzzles, making smoke powder by burning a striking surface, match problems by Tony Faro, medium card revelation, a number puzzle by Ed Schuman and how to stick a bottle on a wall

Dec. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4)
192
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Haines, Paul Curry, Ed Schuman, Daryl Smith, Gordon Bruce, The Magic Circle, Eric Eswin, Francis Giles, Alex Elmsley's lines to say to a friend after a bad show
Related to Dec. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4)
199
Alex Elmsley Fake Sandwich Insertion card inserted between sandwich cards one of which is secretly missing
1975 193
Michael Carrion Mirage card placed under close-up mat, two cards chosen, one signed, card under mat turns out to be later signed selection, duplicate
Inspired by Aug. 1975 1044
Jerry K. Hartman Trap-ease One at a time collectors, then collect all at once for the finale
Inspired by 1975 9
Alex Elmsley Der Ghost Count (Elmsley Count)
Feb. 1975
Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
65
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Cannibals including credit information on the plot by Pete Biro
Related to 1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 4)
295
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climax
Related to 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4)
46
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Criss-Cross Subtlety both hands have a small packet and make two alternating packets by thumbing off single cards and crossing hands each time, at the end there are two cards of the same group together in the center
Also published here 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4)
47
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count (Mechanic's Grip)
1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 6)
73
Alex Elmsley, Frederick Mosteller another encore red & black card thought of, they are spelled to after some shuffling (see Legendary Kabbala for Elmsley credit)
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 12)
153
David Carré, Alex Elmsley Face Up card travels from in between jokers to the middle of the deck
Feb. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6)
219
Philip T. Goldstein Collectors, Once Again selections appear one by one between four Aces
Related to 1976 7
Alex Elmsley Flight of the Psycards three signed cards to wallet, magnetic himber wallet, no palming version
1976 4
Alex Elmsley, Stewart Judah Judah's "Coincidental Position" performer brings card to special position corresponding with cut-off packet behind back
Inspired by 1976 9
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1976
Innovations (Issue 3)
4
Derek Dingle, Alex Elmsley Derek's Elmsley Count Technique
Also published here 1976
Innovations (Issue 3)
4
Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle
1977 216
Alex Elmsley In and Out Terminology
1977 2
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The First System shuffling card from position x to the top in odd deck, modified in-faro for even deck that ignored bottom card, reverse method for Alex Elmsley's Binary Translocation No. 1
Inspired byRelated to 1977 41
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The Second System bringing a card from position x to y with faro shuffling, odd deck, with even deck modified in-faro is required that ignores top card, generalization of Alex Elmsley's Binary Translocations
Related to 1977 42
Murray Bonfeld, Alex Elmsley Principles and Routines applications
Inspired by 1977 48
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle as a Force faro
1977 49
Alex Elmsley, Frank Thompson Elmsley Count Handling
1977 130
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Criss-Cross Subtley
Also published here Oct. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2)
477
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count fingertip or into dealing position
1977 41
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley ATFUS
Mar. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 3)
27
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
May 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9)
570
Alex Elmsley, Bob Farmer False Count four cards, hiding two faces
May 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9)
572
Alex Elmsley, Eric Mason Elmsley Count variation
Aug. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12)
607
Ross Bertram The Pay-Off (Card in Wallet), ungaffed
Related to 1978 63
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1978 8
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1978 9
Alex Elmsley Boston Two Step small coin travels from handkerchief to box with half dollars, then all coins travel to handkerchief and box is empty
Variations 1978 27
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1978 3
Jerry K. Hartman Betricks and Between Card placed between two Jokers turns blank, card placed aside previously is now the card
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 56
Jerry K. Hartman Fixit Mixer Oil and Water
Related toAlso published here 1978 69
Horace E. Bennett With a Grain of Salt salt finale
Inspired by 1978 71
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count brief
1978 18
Geoffrey Scalbert Die Falschspielerbrille by "Scalbert", apparently marking on back of cards which can only be seen with glasses, then marks can be seen for everybody
Related toAlso published here
  • "Abracadabra" Vol. 62, Nr. 1609. 1976.
1978
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 39 No. 1)
5
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1978 72
Ted Biet, Alex Elmsley Pres"sure" Location inferior handling
Inspired by Apr. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 4)
181
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Apr. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 4)
182
Harry Lorayne Heart Run
Related to 1979 190
Harry Lorayne The Mate Trap faro, two effects:
  • spectator pockets number of cards, performer finds out how many
  • spectator pockets number of cards, two cards in rest sandwich that number of cards
Related to 1979 222
Alex Elmsley Three as Four Elmsley Count
1979 77
Karl Fulves The Null Faro an idea similar to Alex Elmsley's Restacking concept
Related to 1979 8
Fred Robinson Oasis on Gordon Bruce, Roy Walton, Alex Elmsley, Jan Heins, Simon Lovell, Piet Forton, Derek Dingle
May 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 5)
673
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Prayer Vanish
1979 2
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1979 1
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1979 1
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied
Also published here 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 20)
1255
Alex Elmsley Let's Do the Twist puzzle about twisted wide rubber band
Also published here 1979 31
Alex Elmsley Boston Two-Step small coin travels from handkerchief to box with half dollars, then all coins travel to handkerchief and box is empty
Also published here 1979
Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft)
12
Paul Swinford, Alex Elmsley 1003rd Aces
1980
Arcane (Issue 2)
15
Gene Maze Wait a Minute!
Inspired by 1980 42
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1980 13
Alex Elmsley, Walt Lees Elmsley Count 3/4, with deck still in the hand
1980 22
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1980 4
Alex Elmsley Liar's Matrix 0-1-combinations, 1 bit changed in any line gives a unique line
1980 29
Alex Elmsley The Octal Pencil Liar's Matrix, spectator selects number column and reads out print color lying on one of them
1980 30
Alex Elmsley Honesty Test Liar's Matrix, spectator selects word column and reads out print color lying on one of them
1980 31
Alex Elmsley, Colin Lewry Pack Of Lies Liar's Matrix, spectator selects card column and reads out their colors, lying on one of them, different methods:
  • Mnemonic Method
  • No Memory
  • And Again
  • Lewry's Lie Detector
Related to 1980 33
Alex Elmsley Blind Stud cards are cut and dealt out, things about hands are revealed with back turned, gray code to base 4
Also published here 1980 36
Alex Elmsley Tell Me Three Times three cards chosen and called out, on one of them is lied, stack
Also published here 1980 37
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 38
Karl Fulves A Four-Bit Trick card in square layout of face-up/face-down cards turned over and divined
Related to 1980 43
Charles Hudson Parity Notes
Inspired by 1980 59
Roy Walton Unstacked Parity no stack version
Inspired by 1980 60
Alex Elmsley Mental Boxer six cards are divined after cards are mixed face-up face-down, gray code
Related to 1981 22
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1981 4
Fred Castle, Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count Technique for doing Elmsley Count with jumbo cards, either horizontally or vertically
1981 2
Alex Elmsley Twister No. 54, performer twist rubber band and spectator holds it, he cannot untwist it
Also published here 1981 67
Karl Fulves Tale Twister No. 55, variation on Elmsley's Twister with two pens
Inspired by 1981 68
Alex Elmsley Prayer Vanish card vanishes from sandwich
1981 19
Alex Elmsley Lauter Rückseiten Routine with Ace production
Also published here June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
62
Alex Elmsley Tip-Over Change Handling
June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
67
Alex Elmsley Count Packet Turnover at the end of a count
Also published here 1981 58
Alex Elmsley The Ghost Count
1981 207
Derek Dingle, Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count Technique
Also published here 1982 78
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principle
Related to 1982 169
Alex Elmsley Prayer Vanish
Jan. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 1)
579
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1982 39
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo The Elmsley Count mechanic's grip to mechanic's grip
1982 15
Philip T. Goldstein Cumulative three cards chosen from ten-card packet with dealing procedure
Inspired byRelated to 1982 5
Thomas Alan Waters Alexicon name of named dead person appears on card, four ABC cards, spelling "DEAD"
Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
260
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
261
Thomas Alan Waters Hallowgram name of dead celebrity appears on one of four ABC cards, one side of the cards spells "DEAD" the other "NAME"
Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
263
Alex Elmsley Prayer Vanish
1982 2
Curtis Kam "E-Z Magic" Between your Palms ungaffed method
Inspired by 1982 24
Alex Elmsley Fan Prediction Force Angle Jog Switch
1983 73
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Stand up Diamonds
Inspired by 1983 37
Thomas Alan Waters Trisonic design cards, three are divined
Inspired byRelated to 1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test)
424
Jon Racherbaumer The 1003-1006 Aces three handlings (despite title)
Inspired by 1983
Facsimile (Issue 1)
33
David Britland Roundabout elongated and with story presentation
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24)
470
Alex Elmsley Ghost Count
1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3)
51
Marc Russell Exit Line card vanishes between sandwich cards
Inspired by 1983
Cardopolis (Issue 1)
11
Frank Simon Odd Color Out transposition of back of two odd-backed duplicates, in the end deck changes color
Inspired by 1983 98
Earl Nelson Between Your Palms, Rethought handling of Elmsley's Between Your Palms but without the need for an extra card
Inspired by 1983 1
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley The OPEC Count Out of Position Elmsley Count, tip
1984
Jack Avis, Bill Reid, Alex Elmsley The Casual False Shuffle jogged packets
1984 158
Ken Krenzel, Alex Elmsley Slide Under Switch
1984 11
Philip T. Goldstein, Alex Elmsley Q&AVM
Inspired byRelated to 1984 9
Philip T. Goldstein Looming Thoughts combination with self-correcting set-up
Inspired by 1984 15
Stephen Tucker All Heart Diamond Cut Diamond effect with an extra two card transposition (two selections)
Inspired by 1984 26
John Riggs 5 Coin Star in a circle formation, predated by Alex Elmsley 1952
Related to 1984 42
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count Technique
1984 50
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1984 18
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Penny Plain No. 4
Inspired by 1984 6
Arturo de Ascanio Nur Rückenmuster all backs, cutting to Aces in process
Inspired byAlso published here 1984 3
Piet Forton Travelling Coins Into Glass Three coins produced and travel to silk held in hand. They then vanish and travel to glass
Also published here 1984 4
Jon Racherbaumer Hole-Card In One poker deal theme
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • MUM, Dec. 1981
1984 166
Peter Duffie Signus X 1 using two Jokers
Inspired byVariations 1984 9
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1984 9
William P. Miesel Deceived
Inspired by 1985
Arcane (Issue 13)
179
Dai Vernon Mental Five one of five, using pressure fan hideout
Inspired by Spring 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27)
243
Randy Wakeman Cubic Zirconium
Inspired byVariations 1985 42
Fan Manipulation cards from fan stolen and backpalmed
Related to 1985 23
The Spellbinder two cards located in small packet after anti-faros and down-under deal
Related to 1985 24
Justin Higham A Case for the Mystery Card without switch at the end
Inspired byVariations Sep. 1985 3
Larry Jennings, Alex Elmsley 2002 Aces
Inspired by 1986 4
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1986 47
Alex Elmsley Handwashing Vanish
1986 135
Larry Jennings Ambidextrous Travellers for the Elmsley credit see p. 48 of Marlo's Magazine 6
Related toVariations 1986 233
David Britland The Angel Card Rise cased deck, rubber band gimmick, faro loading
  • The Gimmick
  • Performance
  • Loading and Unloading the Gimmick
  • More Ideas
  • Final Notes
Related toVariations 1986 2
Karl Fulves Mechanical Faro