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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 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 2
Arthur Leroy Breast Pocket Switch card is sticking out of pocket and switched as it is removed
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 28
Frederick Mosteller Encore! spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, count-spell
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 58) 236
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Puncture! hole moved on business card
Related to 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 213) 850
Alex Elmsley Point of Departure Card placed between black Aces vanishes to magician's pocket
Related toAlso published here 1953 "Come a little closer..." 19
Alex Elmsley Effort for the Ultra Close-Up Worker torn and restored pencil lead
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 283) 1131
Alex Elmsley Failure
Also published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 283) 1131
Alex Elmsley Effort for Follow the Leader ideas for Vernon's Follow the Leader, Jr.
Inspired by 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (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 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 283) 1131
Dai Vernon Follow the Leader, Jr. five blacks and five reds
Related toVariations 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 277) 1107
Cy Endfield Two To Divine card appears between sandwich cards in hand
Related toVariations 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 10
Alex Elmsley The Twisted Band Puzzle to remove the twists in a wide rubber band
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 91
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 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 25
Dai Vernon Penetration of Thought odd-backed, two packets of four aces each
Related toVariations 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 51
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley 26th Card Faro Check for credit information see reference
Related to 1958 The Faro Shuffle 11
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 Faro Notes 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 Faro Notes 52
Alex Elmsley In and Out Shuffle Definition
1958 Faro Notes 1
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 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 41
Alex Elmsley Aces Up stacking with faro shuffle for any number from two to five
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 15
Alex Elmsley Stay-Stack Idea with two decks, face up into face down
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 16
Alex Elmsley Arab Roto-Pack using faros for various placements
Also published here 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites Elmsley's Restacking Pack
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perma-Stack based on Elmsley's Restacking Pack idea
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 15
Alex Elmsley In and Out Definition
1958 The Faro Shuffle 1
Alex Elmsley Cups and Balls salt as final load
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 3
Alex Elmsley Fan Prediction touched card matches with prediction
VariationsAlso published here 1959 Low Cunning 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 Low Cunning 2
Alex Elmsley Physical Medium jacket is removed while thumbs are tied
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 2
Alex Elmsley Multiplying Aces roll-down between the fingers
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 2
Alex Elmsley Production Cigarettes in Holders cigarettes in holders
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 2
Alex Elmsley Cigarette Move vanish, with box
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 2
Alex Elmsley Dictionary Test dictionary book test with multiple spectators
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 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 Low Cunning 1
Alex Elmsley Thimble Change two versions
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 1
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 Slow Motion Poker Deals 1
Dai Vernon The Trick that cannot be explained
Related toVariations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 76
Alex Elmsley, Dai Vernon Fingertip Elmsley Count
1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 6
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 Close-up Card Magic 72
Alex Elmsley Fan Prediction #1 touched card matches with prediction
1962 Close-up Card Magic 165
Alex Elmsley Angle Jog Switch as cards are fanned
1962 Close-up Card Magic 166
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 Faro Controlled Miracles 18
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Ultra Mental ungaffed
Related to 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 52
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 53
Edward Marlo Marlo's Handling Variation Brainweave
Related to 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 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 Faro Controlled Miracles 54
Edward Marlo Tabled Faro Fan Set-Up using table faro or only even riffle shuffle to get into Faro Fan configuration
Related to 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 59
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Brainweave
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 58
Edward Marlo Easy Logical Procedure
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 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 Faro Controlled Miracles 69
Edward Marlo The Ultra Equivoce Brainweave, any card can be thought of
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 71
Alex Elmsley Face Your Brother Spectator pushes three Cards next to their Mates
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 183
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 227
Fred Lowe Boston Three Step without the handkerchief and an extra penetration of a coin
Inspired by 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 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 Piet Forton Lecture Notes 5
Alex Elmsley Elmsley-Count
1968 Piet Forton Seminar 16
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 Piet Forton Seminar 3
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo Thumb-Fan Hide-Out jogged card, as switch
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 100
Edward Marlo Card Vanish Supreme two methods
Inspired byRelated to 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 203
Roy Walton Card Case mystery card in case, four queens are found and mystery card turns out to be selection
Inspired byVariations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 57
Jack Avis Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 120
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 Expert Card Mysteries 175
Roy Walton Restless Colors packet changes back colors multiple times
Inspired by 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
1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 21
David Berglas, Alex Elmsley The Cups and Balls billiard balls as final loads
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 192
Jules Lenier Decision randomly selected card helps finding second selection, sixteenth card principle
Inspired byRelated to Feb. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 239
Alex Elmsley Point of Departure reprinted from reference, see also p. 320
Related toVariations Dec. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 309
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
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
Paul Sweetman PoD Addition travelling stamp
Inspired by Feb. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 320
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley signed card in ---- two methods
Related to 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 142
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 by Dec. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 390
Paul Swinford The Elmsley Touch
Inspired by 1971 More Faro Fantasy 48
Paul Swinford Elmsley Revisited CCCC
Inspired by 1971 More Faro Fantasy 63
Paul Swinford Oil Always Floats card is shuffled to top via CCCC
Related to 1971 More Faro Fantasy 54
Paul Swinford Royal Flush Mini-Stack fifteen-card packet shuffled via reverse-faros and cutting, then Royal Flush dealt
Related to 1971 Lecture Notes 3
Roy Walton Jefferson's Jest card vanishes from plastic envelope
Inspired byVariations 1971 Cardboard Charades 27
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1971 Reputation-Makers 227
Roy Walton Nomad Card two cards selected by counting cut-off heaps, odd-backed card in deck transforms into both selections, faro
Related to 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 97
Jon Racherbaumer Last-Minute Departure
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 28
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1971 Second Time Around 76
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 483
Alex Elmsley Just a "Second" Diamond Cut Diamond, second deal
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 91
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Vanish prayer vanish
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
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Single Card Discovery Expansion Notes, faro and twenty-six key
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Triple Card Revelation Expansion Notes, faro and twenty-six key
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 114
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 573
Alex Elmsley The Ghost Count
1972 Tale Twisters 8
Alex Elmsley, Michael Skinner Miracle Worker between your palms
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 204
Alex Elmsley Melbourne position and card at that position are thought of, card turns up with down-under-deal
Also published here Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 607
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 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 15
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 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 11
Karl Fulves ESP In Gray five cards selected from face up face down deck are divined, gray code
Related to 1973 Notes From Underground 55
Alex Elmsley Between Your Palms card between spectator's palm turns out to be a later signed selection, using stranger card
Variations Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 606
Alex Elmsley Twister puzzle about twisted wide rubber band
VariationsAlso published here Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 606
Alex Elmsley, Larry West The Elmsley Count with dollar bills, including variation "The Modified Count"
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 144
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo Faro Fan
  • 1st Discard - In the Hands
  • 2nd Discard - On the Table
  • 1st Technique - in the Hands
  • 2nd Technique
1974 The Ten Hand Poker Stack 117
Fred Robinson Focus on Uri Geller 5000£ challenge, Alex Elmsley, Mike O'Brian, Ken Hawes, Eric Mason, John Calvert
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3) 34
Alex Elmsley One at a Time Collectors selections appear one by one between four Aces
Related toVariations 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3) 28
Bill Taylor 7-16 down-under deal, spectator's and performer's remaining cards predicted, game presentation
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 723
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1044
Jerry K. Hartman Trap-ease One at a time collectors, then collect all at once for the finale
Inspired by 1975 Card Fare 9
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 o say to a friend after a bad show
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 199
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
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 171
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
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 153
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Read, Tony Faro, Cyril Faranoff, Ed Eckl, Eddie Fechter, Alex Elmsley, Walt Lees, Tony Shiels
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 12) 147
Patrick Page Focus on Alex Elmsley, Faucett Ross, Francis Carlyle
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10) 123
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 181
Harry Lorayne The 29th Card faro
Related to 1975 Afterthoughts 129
Roy Walton Kangaroo position and card at that position are thought of, card turns up with down-under-deal, non-faro method
Inspired by 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 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10) 113
Unknown, 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

1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 192
Alex Elmsley Fake Sandwich Insertion card inserted between sandwich cards one of which is secretly missing
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 193
Alex Elmsley, Stewart Judah Judah's "Coincidental Position" Performer brings card to special position corresponding with cut-off packet behind back
Inspired by 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 9
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
Derek Dingle, Alex Elmsley Derek's Elmsley Count Technique
Also published here 1976 Innovations (Issue 3) 4
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1976 Innovations (Issue 3) 4
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Cannibals including credit information on the plot by Pete Biro
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 295
Alex Elmsley Flight of the Psycards three signed cards to wallet, magnetic himber wallet, no palming version
1976 The Third Ecstasy 4
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
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 to 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
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6) 219
Philip T. Goldstein Collectors, Once Again selections appear one by one between four Aces
Related to 1976 Classic Tackler 7
Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle
1977 Any Second Now 216
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count fingertip or into dealing position
1977 Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety 41
Alex Elmsley In and Out Terminology
1977 Faro Concepts 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 Faro Concepts 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 Faro Concepts 42
Murray Bonfeld, Alex Elmsley Principles and Routines applications
Inspired by 1977 Faro Concepts 48
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle as a Force faro
1977 Faro Concepts 49
Alex Elmsley, Frank Thompson Elmsley Count Handling
1977 Wildcard Miracles 130
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Criss-Cross Subtley
Also published here 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2) 477
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley ATFUS
Mar. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 27
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count brief
1978 Close Up Sorcercy 18
Horace E. Bennett With a Grain of Salt salt finale
Inspired by 1978 On Your Feet 71
Fred Robinson Oasis on Johnny Paul, Vic Pinto, John Fisher, Fred Kaps, Ricky Jay, James Randi, Geoff Ray, Walt Lees, Gaeton Bloom, Bob Read, Gordon Bruce, Alex Elmsley, Steve Freeman, Peter Warlock, Jack Avis, Obie O'Brien
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 570
Jerry K. Hartman Fixit Mixer Oil and Water
Related to 1978 Loose Ends 69
Jerry K. Hartman Betricks and Between Card placed between two Jokers turns blank, card placed aside previously is now the card
Inspired by 1978 Loose Ends 56
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1978 Trick Card Trickery 3
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 A new look at the Okito Box 27
Alex Elmsley, Bob Farmer False Count four cards, hiding two faces
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 572
Alex Elmsley, Eric Mason Elmsley Count variation
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 607
Ross Bertram The Pay-Off (Card in Wallet), ungaffed
Related to 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 63
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1978 The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 8
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 9
Ted Biet, Alex Elmsley Pres"sure" Location inferior handling
Inspired by Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 181
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 182
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
Fred Robinson Oasis on Gordon Bruce, Roy Walton, Alex Elmsley, Jan Heins, Simon Lovell, Piet Forton, Derek Dingle
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 5) 673
Alex Elmsley Let's Do the Twist puzzle about twisted wide rubber band
Also published here 1979 Elastrix 31
Harry Lorayne Heart Run
Related to 1979 Quantum Leaps 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 Quantum Leaps 222
Alex Elmsley Three as Four Elmsley Count
1979 CardMagic 77
Karl Fulves The Null Faro an idea similar to Alex Elmsley's Restacking concept
Related to 1979 Faro Possibilities 8
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Prayer Vanish
1979 Tearable 2
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 The Elmsley Count
1979 Cycle! 1
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1979 Snow 1
Paul Swinford, Alex Elmsley 1003rd Aces
1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 15
Gene Maze Wait a Minute!
Inspired by 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 42
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 13
Alex Elmsley, Walt Lees Elmsley Count 3/4, with deck still in the hand
1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 22
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1980 Masque 4
Alex Elmsley Liar's Matrix 0-1-combinations, 1 bit changed in any line gives a unique line
1980 Curioser 29
Alex Elmsley The Octal Pencil Liar's Matrix, spectator selects number column and reads out print color lying on one of them
1980 Curioser 30
Alex Elmsley Honesty Test Liar's Matrix, spectator selects word column and reads out print color lying on one of them
1980 Curioser 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 Curioser 33
Alex Elmsley Blind Stud cards are cut and dealt out, things about hands are revealed with back turned, gray code to base 4
1980 Curioser 36
Alex Elmsley Tell Me Three Times three cards chosen and called out, on one of them is lied, stack
1980 Curioser 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 Curioser 38
Karl Fulves A Four-Bit Trick card in square layout of face-up/face-down cards turned over and divined
Related to 1980 Curioser 43
Charles Hudson Parity Notes
Inspired by 1980 Curioser 59
Roy Walton Unstacked Parity no stack version
Inspired by 1980 Curioser 60
Alex Elmsley Twister No. 54, performer twist rubber band and spectator holds it, he cannot untwist it
Also published here 1981 Self-Working Table Magic 67
Karl Fulves Tale Twister No. 55, variation on Elmsley's Twister with two pens
Inspired by 1981 Self-Working Table Magic 68
Alex Elmsley Prayer Vanish card vanishes from sandwich
1981 More Professional Card Tricks 19
Alex Elmsley Mental Boxer six cards are divined after cards are mixed face-up face-down, gray code
Related to 1981 Fourcast 22
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1981 Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 4
Fred Castle, Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count Technique for doing Elmsley Count with jumbo cards, either horizontally or vertically
1981 Magic With Giant Cards 2
Curtis Kam "E-Z Magic" Between your Palms ungaffed method
Inspired by 1982 All the World's a Stage 24
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principle
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 169
Derek Dingle, Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count Technique
Also published here 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 78
Alex Elmsley Prayer Vanish
Jan. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 579
Alex Elmsley Prayer Vanish
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 2
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part II 39
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo The Elmsley Count mechanic's grip to mechanic's grip
1982 Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 15
Philip T. Goldstein Cumulative three cards chosen from ten-card packet with dealing procedure
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Thunday 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 Fan Prediction Force Angle Jog Switch
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 73
Jon Racherbaumer The 1003-1006 Aces three handlings (despite title)
Inspired by 1983 Facsimile (Issue 1) 33
Frank Simon Odd Color Out transposition of back of two odd-backed duplicates, in the end deck changes color
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 98
Marc Russell Exit Line card vanishes between sandwich cards
Inspired by 1983 Cardopolis (Issue 1) 11
Alex Elmsley Ghost Count
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 51
David Britland Roundabout elongated and with story presentation
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 470
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Stand up Diamonds
Inspired by 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 37
Thomas Alan Waters Trisonic design cards, three are divined
Inspired byRelated to 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 424
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 18
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley The OPEC Count Out of Position Elmsley Count, tip
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5
Jack Avis, Bill Reid, Alex Elmsley The Casual False Shuffle jogged packets
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 158
John Riggs 5 Coin Star in a circle formation, predated by Alex Elmsley 1952
Related to 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 42
Peter Duffie Signus X 1 using two Jokers
Inspired byVariations 1984 Contemporary Card Magic 9
Jon Racherbaumer Hole-Card In One poker deal theme
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Dec. 1981
1984 At The Table 166
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 Magic Lecture Notes 1984 4
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Penny Plain No. 4
Inspired by 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 6
Ken Krenzel, Alex Elmsley Slide Under Switch
1984 Cards Hit 11
Philip T. Goldstein, Alex Elmsley Q&AVM
Inspired byRelated to 1984 Thequal 9
Philip T. Goldstein Looming Thoughts combination with self-correcting set-up
Inspired by 1984 Thequal 15
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count Technique
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 50
Stephen Tucker All Heart Diamond Cut Diamond effect with an extra two card transposition (two selections)
Inspired by 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 26
Unknown Fan Manipulation cards from fan stolen and backpalmed
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 23
William P. Miesel Deceived
Inspired by 1985 Arcane (Issue 13) 179
Dai Vernon Mental Five one of five, using pressure fan hideout
Inspired by 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 243
Randy Wakeman Cubic Zirconium
Inspired by 1985 Formula One Close-Up 42
Unknown The Spellbinder two cards located in small packet after anti-faros and down-under deal
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 24
Karl Fulves Mechanical Faro shaving the ends to make faros easier
Related to 1986 The Return Trip 20
Larry Jennings, Alex Elmsley 2002 Aces
Inspired by 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 4
Larry Jennings Ambidextrous Travellers for the Elmsley credit see p. 48 of Marlo's Magazine 6
Related toVariations 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 233
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 47
Alex Elmsley Handwashing Vanish
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 135
Karl Fulves Primitive Cycles
Related to 1986 The Return Trip 28
Paul Swinford The Discerning Joker one of sixteen cards thought of, packet extracted with sorting rod several times ("Is your card among those?"), Magic Age Cards, selection ends up on top and Joker at position of selection's value, Binarial Transposition
Related to 1986 The Cyberdeck 20
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Switch
1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
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 Angel Card Rise Plus 2
Philip T. Goldstein Premixion computer presentation, card is found with reverse faro, name of card on three cards
Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "Mathematics & Mentalism" in "Ibidem" Nr. 14.
May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 63
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count Technique
1987 New Wave Close-Up 43
Peter Duffie Bedazzled
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 116
Jerry Sadowitz Courtroom number from one to twelve named, card at that position is only number card amongst picture cards, then situation reverses and there is only one picture card amongst number cards
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 48
Ron Wilson Slow-Motion Newspaper Tear
Related to 1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 135
Dai Vernon, Alex Elmsley The Rendezvous Force mathematical force, Penelope's Principle with Klondike instead of faro shuffle
Related toAlso published here 1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8) 15
Alex Elmsley Hand Washing Vanish
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 156
Dai Vernon, Alex Elmsley The Rendezvous Force mathematical force, Penelope's Principle with Klondike instead of faro shuffle
Related toAlso published here 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 119
Edward Marlo Ace 2-3-4 to Pockets ambidextrous travelers
Inspired by 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 48
Bob King Dual Count-Down two cards chosen in two piles out of hand, both deal in unison and performer calls "stop", both selections are there and performer names one of them
Inspired by 1989 Magician Foolers 11
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Astral Coins No. 68, coins travel through table to under card, thread from coin to card
Inspired by 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 86
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1989 The Black & White Trick 43
Brother John Hamman 1 2 3 4 5 Peek Thought mini-version of DCD
Inspired by 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 26
Brother John Hamman Final Aces six double ended cards
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 229
Alex Elmsley Small Packet Card Reversal unpublished, mentioned in Complete Walton Vol 1
1989 Williamson's Wonders 58
Simon Lovell Another Departed Point Card placed under spectator's hand from the beginning is the spectator's signed card
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 15
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1990 Ultra Cervon 2
Bruce Cervon, Alex Elmsley The Fabulous Cards to Pocket three cards, clean without duplicates
Inspired by 1990 Ultra Cervon 59
Bruce Cervon, Alex Elmsley The BC Cards Across two signed selections from packet to packet
Inspired by 1990 Ultra Cervon 69
Jon Racherbaumer Figures versus Prefiguration sixteen cards, odd-backed card as climax
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 68
Jon Racherbaumer, Niberco Late-Night Arising freely and fairly lost selection rises, using handkerchief, stay stack with dupliates
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 40
Jon Racherbaumer Sudden Sandwich challenge sandwich, stay stack with duplicates
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 43
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Prayer Vanish
1990 Focus 114
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count
1990 Focus 4
Harry Lorayne Would It Be A Miracle? named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to 1990 Trend Setters 39
Simon Aronson Simon-Eyes two cards thought of with counting procedure, both cards divined with "No No's Fishing"
  • Reality
  • The Problem
  • No No's Fishing
  • The Simon-Eyes Arrangement
  • The Selection Procedure
  • Fishing in the Simon-Eyes Pack
  • Fishing for the Values
  • Fishing for the Suits
  • The Faro Restacking Simon-Eyes Pack
Related toVariations 1990 The Aronson Approach 123
Stephen Minch Alex Elmsley: The Man and His Book
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 iii
Alex Elmsley On Misdirection
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 15
Alex Elmsley The Automatic Producer An outline of points designed to analyze an act for problems and to find solutions for those problems
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 11
Alex Elmsley The Four-Card Trick back and face of a card changes
Related toVariations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 23
Alex Elmsley The Elmsley Count
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 23
Alex Elmsley Flight to Witch Mountain
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 30
Frederick Braue, Alex Elmsley Braue Addition Variant
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 31
Alex Elmsley Shale Fellow Well Met Oil and Water combined with Follow The Leader, 4&4
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 34
Alex Elmsley Shale Fellow Well Met - The Contrasting Backs Variant
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 39
Alex Elmsley A Rebours 4&4
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 39
Alex Elmsley, Bert Douglas Elmsley's Ghost variation of Bert Douglas' "Ghost Card Trick", one of four queens changes into selection
Variations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 46
Alex Elmsley Hoftwister combo
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 47
Alex Elmsley Addition to Packet
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 50
Alex Elmsley Mini-Milton five cards
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 54
Alex Elmsley Five-as-five Ghost Count combining Elmsley Count and Eric de la Mare False Count, Five-as-Five while hiding one
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 55
Alex Elmsley Mixed Marriages two royal flushes from two decks, they magically arrange in same order and one selected value transposes
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 58
Alex Elmsley Serendipity two unknown cards sandwiched between three of a kind turn out to be later selections
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 61
Alex Elmsley One Poor Lion aces, kings, queens and jacks perform some transposition with story presentation
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 65
Alex Elmsley The Great Pretender card in the middle of kings changes to multiple selections
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 69
Alex Elmsley Everchange Count four as five while hiding one
Variations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 74
Alex Elmsley Twister's Flush with five cards (Royal Flush), final card vanishes and travels to pocket
Related to 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 77
Alex Elmsley Thoughts In Transit chosen ace travels from ace packet to odd-backed ace packet
Inspired by 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 80
Alex Elmsley Neverchange Count four as five, hiding one
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 81
Alex Elmsley Break Time - Battling the Bulge shifting left little finger break to right thumb
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 92
Alex Elmsley A Bluff Hand-to-hand Transfer while maintaining a break
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 92
Alex Elmsley Taking a Break in a Spread when selection is returned
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 93
Alex Elmsley Preparing for the Double Lift two ways to pick up a break
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 94
Alex Elmsley Fan Shuffle Strategies to control a selection or as a false shuffle
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 96
Alex Elmsley The Hook-Strip Shift overhand shuffle action multiple shift
Related to 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 99
Alex Elmsley Aces turn over at once
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 100
Alex Elmsley Top and Bottom Card Interchanges two methods
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 103
Alex Elmsley The Tabled Cover Reverse secretly reversing top card to second from top
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 104
Alex Elmsley The Tabled Top Change one-handed
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 107
Alex Elmsley Two Novel Slip Cuts
  • The Swivel Slip Cut
  • The Undercut Slip
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 109
Alex Elmsley The Tipsy Turnover Pass
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 112
Alex Elmsley A Polished Push-Off eccentric method for block push-off
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 114
Alex Elmsley A Biddle Displacement with Follow The Leader application
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 116
Alex Elmsley The Thumb Palm Addition adding cards from bottom to top
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 119
Alex Elmsley A Card Fan Production alternative to split-fan production
Related to 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 121
Alex Elmsley New Techniques for the Rear Palm several applications and transitions
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 124
Alex Elmsley The Top-card Rear Palm
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 126
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo The Misdirection Rear Palm
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 128
Alex Elmsley The Tap Replacement from Rear Palm
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 129
Alex Elmsley The Center-card Rear Palm as fan is formed
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 130
Alex Elmsley A One-handed Center Steal