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Unknown To transforme anie one small thing into anie other forme by folding of paper Buddha papers, with paper or handkerchief, standard back-to-back paper method and ungaffed method
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVI) 187
Unknown How to deliver out foure aces, and to convert them into foure knaves four Aces shown on face of deck and placed on table one by one, they change into Jacks
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 188
Unknown To Guess Four Cards thought of by Different Persons
Related toVariations 1876 Modern Magic 53
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Wrapping Coin in Handkerchief fake wrapping, two methods
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 166
Unknown To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card from fan or during riffling with slight stop at step
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 12
Unknown To make a Card thought of by one Person appear at such Number in the Pack as another Person shall choose card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, re-count
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 85
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
VariationsAlso published here 1890 More Magic 27
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Ninth Method top packet inserted in middle diagonally and stripped out again
Related to 1890 More Magic 15
Unknown Die behexten Würfel No. 8, holding three dice between thumb and first finger and letting center one drop, puzzle
Related to 1900 Der Amateurzauberer 160
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase Grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 52
S. W. Erdnase The Diagonal Palm-Shift mention of top palm, bottom palm, multiple shift on page 141
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 137
Unknown Blind Shuffles, Retaining Entire Order. - First Method
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 159
Henri De Manche To Make a False Shuffle back and front throw, lift shuffle, three handlings
  • First Method of False Shuffle (top half)
  • Second Method False Shuffle (top and bottom stock)
  • Third Method False Shuffle (full deck)
Related toAlso published here 1902 The Modern Conjurer 51
Frank Kennard To Extract a Marked Coin from a Handkerchief Gypsy Switch handling
Related to 1902 The Modern Conjurer 159
John Nevil Maskelyne, Professor Hoffmann The Great Dictionary Trick word appears on arm
Related to 1903 Later Magic 490
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1909 The Art of Magic 77
Adrian Plate The Great Poker Trick "a particular favorite of Mr. Adrian Plate", new deck opened and shuffled, seven hands dealt and performer wins
Related toAlso published here 1909 The Art of Magic 128
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta's New Rising Cards three selections, card fountain finale
Related toVariations 1909 The Art of Magic 194
Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins on corners of handkerchief
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 251
Unknown The Torn Bank Note with repeat
Related toVariations 1909 The Art of Magic 325
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Der forcierte Gedanke (Zweite Ausführung) card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 82
Charles T. Jordan Leave it to the Aces No. 22, Aces pushed in deck, named Ace lies next to selection, using Diagonal Palm Shift
Variations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 64
Charles T. Jordan The Pack that Cuts Itself No. 19, rubber banded deck cuts itself at selection, duplicate
Variations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 56
Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelope
Variations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 70
Charles T. Jordan The Impossible Journey No. 20, selection comes to top in rubber banded deck, executing classic pass with rubber banded deck
Related toVariations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 58
Charles T. Jordan The Demon Color Change No. 3, multiple consecutive changes, second and rear cards remain the same, using glued triple cards
Variations 1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 7
Charles T. Jordan The Impenetrable Stop Trick performer tells spectator to stop when before he deals selection
Related to 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 25
Charles T. Jordan The Unknown Leaper card at thought-of position transposes with unknown card or appears at same position in other packet
Variations 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 27
Charles T. Jordan Double Cut Handling in-the-hands with side jog
Variations 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 30
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor
Related to 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 14
Charles T. Jordan Diabolical Transposition two thought cards across with two decks, stacked, siamesa
VariationsAlso published here 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 22
Jack Merlin Fake Runn Up three aces for four hands, prepared
Variations 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 7
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack four cards
Related to 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 6
Oswald Rae Simple Silk Sorcery chosen one of four different colored silks vanishes from paper cone and appears in desired envelope, with stand
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Simple Silk Sorcery" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 57
Tom Sellers Double Date dates of two borrowed coins divined, dates written into grid on a paper by spectator
Variations 1931 Magical Pleasantries 8
Theodore Annemann A Card is Found Once More
Related toVariations 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 9
Theodore Annemann An Alternate Detection alternating one-way backs
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 11
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. Fricke
VariationsAlso published here 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
Theodore Annemann Pseudo-Psychometry marked envelopes and personal items, see also page 404
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 36
Calvin Cole One of Those Things age and number (amount of change) are divined after calculation
Also published here 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 15
Unknown Amusing Dime Catch coin pressed on spectators forehead vanishes
Related to 1935 Coin Magic 29
Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometry
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 40
Audley Walsh The Audley Walsh Coincidence four cards selected turn out to be Aces, lost again and dealt in poker hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 122
John Scarne The Scarney Thought Card spelled "John Scarney"
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Audley Walsh Strip-Out Addition precursor handling
Variations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 122
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
Related toVariations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 135
Stewart James Miraskill
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 147
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
VariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
Bertram Adams The Krazy Kode word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagrams
VariationsAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 200
Norman Ashworth Before your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it, idea by Charles Nyquist on page 270
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 203
Stewart James The Folk Test two names selected from list are predicted
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 236
Theodore Annemann Remote Control odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face, red-blue sticky double backer
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Remote Control" (The Sphinx, July 1929, Max Holden's column, description without method)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 121
Edward Victor "My Rope Trick" - An Original Cut and Restored Rope Routine three phases
Related toVariations 1937 Magic of the Hands 84
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Joseph Ovette The Buddha Whispers "has one of these the same value?"
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 350
C. O. Williams The Card from the Pocket card at thought of position is remembered and found, lazy man
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 342
Unknown It's Up to You impromptu punching some key cards
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 308
Charles T. Jordan Impromptu Detection scratching as edge marks
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Charles T. Jordan's "An Impromptu Detection" in "Collected Tricks" p. 39
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 307
Charles T. Jordan Coincidentally with two decks with same back, secret exchange of deck provides duplicates of chosen cards
VariationsAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 286
Charles T. Jordan Just the Reverse card reverses in case, stripper deck
Related toAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 268
Charles T. Jordan The Unknown Leaper card at thought-of position transposes with unknown card
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 27
Jack Gwynne Gwynne's Speller every value is spelled out from full deck, stack
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
James T. Deacy Just an Echo method to double write secretly on a prediction in envelope, confabulation
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 185
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Divination "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Related toVariations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 324
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream twelve cards repeated four times, fishing & multiple out for divination
Related toVariations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 43) 298
Martin Gardner Through the Hank whole deck penetrates handkerchief except selection
Variations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 271
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Related toVariations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 341
Martin Gardner An Easy Lesson
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 276
Martin Gardner Watchistry spectator calculates number from hours on watch, divined by performer
Variations 1938 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 357
John Northern Hilliard IX. John Scarne Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 572
Rupert Slater, John Northern Hilliard Mutus, Nomen, Dedit, Cocis pairs honestly shuffled and switched for duplicates in order ready for deal
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 120
Ralph W. Hull, Unknown The Three of Clubs card on table turns out to be any card named, different switches
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 327
Unknown Method No. 2. The Little Finger Rise
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 392
Paul Curry Infallible Prediction free selection is predicted written on other card, deck of double facers, double backer, "Touch"
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 442
Will De Sieve Two New Locator Cards - Coin Impression coin leaves circular impression
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 478
Jontay Another "Ridge" Preparation ridge along line on picture card
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 479
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz, Arthur Finley The Ambitious Card with double backer
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 481
William H. McCaffrey The Prize Winner
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 564
Dai Vernon The Short Change with the Long Green
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 779
Eugene Laurant The Sands of the Desert method of preparation
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 865
Theodore Annemann Stop selection is at thought of position, continuous triples
Variations 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 4
M. Jules Dhotel A New Top Card Production card pushed out and pivoted upwards behind deck
Related toVariations 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 25
Purvis W. Miller Setting up Poker Hands with the Riffle Shuffle mentioning pre-established breaks
1. To Run up Three Cards in a Four-Handed Game of Poker
2. To Set Up Two Hands, Threes in Each Hand, in a Four Hand Game
Related toVariations 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 21
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it
Related toAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 389
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature three random names are spelled, selection found, automatic placement procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 450
Stewart James (reviewer) Modern Magic Programs No. 7 by Joseph DunningerRelated to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
Henry Christ Mathematical Black Jacks black jacks are located via counting, see also Charles Jordan's "The Keystone Card Discovery"
Variations 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 485
Gordon R. McKenney Ace in Hole two selections in two halves appear at same position, out for lost card
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 373
Oscar Weigle Dual Impulsion spectator finds performer's card and vice versa
Related to 1939 Do That Again! 35
Robert Parrish Picture Projection slate as mirror
VariationsAlso published here 1939 Do That Again! 19
Louis Lam The El-El Bluff Force weird force in which card next to previous selection is forced
Variations 1939 Be Deceived 9
L. Vosburgh Lyons Last Chance
Related toAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 387
Charles Harris, Allan Lambie Secret of Satan coin in paper burned in ashtray on top of glass, it penetrates and falls into glass
Variations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 94) 583
Louis Zingone Reverse Supreme mental reverse, bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 344
Unknown Retaining Top Stock
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 71
Fred Black The Endless Belts
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 147
Charlie Miller Perfect Riffle Shuffle two methods
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 65
Billy O'Connor Instanto cutting to any named card, gaffed deck
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 677
Walter B. Gibson Double Reverse spectator's and performer's cards reverse
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 77) 505
Theodore Annemann A Card in Hand card changes in spectator's hand, backdated for ten years
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 80) 522
Herb Runge Hidden Mystery two cards selected with dealing procedure, performer places another card next to them one by one
Related toAlso published here 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Dr. Jacob Daley Second Card from the Top Slip Pass
Related to 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 85) 543
Crocker Xkwizit! two hinged cards in deck to keep cards together while shuffled freely
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 689
Herbert Hood A Thought Out-Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked
Variations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 776
Eddie Joseph Suspensamus bowl with rice suspends on knife
Related to 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 129) 741
Stewart James Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 766
Vern Schoneck Cards Don't Lie card with question written on it is divined
Variations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 795
Otto Waldmann Evaporato "Coin that gets Around", marked coin vanishes from sealed glass, reappears into spectator's breast pocket
Variations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 146) 817
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Dream of a Hermit three decks, with spelling coincidence in third deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 719
Dai Vernon "Topping The Deck"
Related toVariations 1941/49 Select Secrets 7
L. Vosburgh Lyons Call It A Puzzle six discs with a different sign on each side are thrown and turned over while spelling a word, then one disc is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden disc
Related toVariations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 29
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz, Walter B. Gibson Betcha
  • boiling water in a paper bag
  • beer bet
  • coin bet / puzzle ("One is not a nickel")
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 101
Bruce Elliott, S. W. Erdnase The Expert at the Card Table stacking three aces in a four hands game, modified Erdnase System, openly shown
Inspired byRelated to
  • corrections on p. 28
Variations
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 5) 17
Eddie Joseph The Revolution rubber banded deck, card removed and put back, then it shoots out at right angle as in Impromptu Haunted Deck
Related to 1942 Greater Card Tricks 83
Walter B. Gibson Pay Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phases
Related toAlso published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
Ken Crossen Elas-Trick two bands are apparently linked and unlink
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 104
Theodore Annemann, Professor Hoffmann It Goes Double deck cut in half, top card on one packet is looked at and tells the top card of the other heap, repeated several times, as a finale both cards are named
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Theodore DeLand Cremation selection is burnt and a glass half filled with confetti is shown, the confetti vanishes and the selection is inside the glass
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 87
James F. Herpick Envelope Switch
VariationsAlso published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 74
Louis Tannen Change, Please! bill into signed envelope, envelope is cut, bill vanishes and two coins fall out
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 84
Edward Marlo Double Vanish and Recovery two cards vanish from face of two halves when rubbed together, reappear in deck
Related toVariations 1942 Deck Deception 8
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Dealing Thirds second deal & saliva
Related to 1943 Tricks and Sleights 28
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card idea by Fred Braue on page 214, see reference, for credit information see also "Informant" reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 196
Unknown Ultra Wacky cut and restored handkerchief, bluff
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 111
Shaman Half-Head/Half-Tail Coin for rubbing-two-coins-together illusion
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 195
John Scarne John Scarne's Bill Change ungimmicked
Related to 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 106
Paul LePaul Le Paul's Torn Bill bill torn in half, one half changes to half dollar, restored
Related to 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 126
Dai Vernon Multiple Card Pass to top, bottom, or reversed to center
Variations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 192
Al Lasher In Your Hat coins displayed in the space between the hat band and the crown of the hat, one coin after the other is put under a handkerchief and vanishes
Variations 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 232
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ribbon Spread card is hdden, spectator and performer remove a card each from the face up deck, when all cards are removed the missing card is named, as Rusduck
VariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 314
Paul Curry Next! the selected card is found next to a card with the message "Your Card Will be next"
Related to 1945 My Best 75
Sid Fleischman, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther The Impromptu Floating Card card floats over palm up hands
Variations 1945 My Best 63
Ronald B. Edwards Multifly coin tray with glued bills for close up
Variations 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 86) 349
Jack Miller Dis-Cards spectator puts amount of cards on the table and removes some again, the rest is named by the performer
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 96) 388
Dr. Kolma, Harlan Tarbell "Snooty Snake" signed or marked card appears at end of spring snake in can
Variations 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 113
Joe Karson The Floating Queen card floats behind the fingers
Related to 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 128
Warren Wiersbe Packet Prediction cards cut off top and bottom to show no key cards are in use
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 3
John Scarne Mystery B. C: Pickups picking up coins, which are flat on the table
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 425
Neal Elias No Gimmick Card Spread long spread, using perpendicular card
Related toVariations 1946 At the Table Tricks 18
Bert Allerton Bamboozle story presentation with bills
Variations 1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 2) 43
Paul Curry Miscalled
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 544
Unknown A Poker Player's Picnic no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 16
Unknown The Tantalizer twenty-second position and packet dealing
Related toVariations 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 112
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pendle with male/ female and a pendulum
VariationsAlso published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 151) 608
Unknown Coin-Extraction Perfected two coins and a handkerchief
Variations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 251
Unknown Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methods
Related to 1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 197
Tony Lopilato Rope-Saver rope used to wrap a package
Related to 1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 321
Paul LePaul An Impromptu Rising Card Effect
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 190
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methods
Related toVariations 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 682
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Jack Chanin, Bill Simon, Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Robert Harbin
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 773
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady with three cards, see p. 781 for credit information by Sid Lorraine
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 770
Paul LePaul A Flourish And A Pass deck spreads itself between hands
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 35
Paul LePaul The Snap-Over Double-Lift
Related to 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 73
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto No. 7, Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in between
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 18
John Scarne, Joseph Prieto The Stapled Card No. 62, Card transposition with card stapled to a Joker
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 110
Dai Vernon The De Kolta Change sleeve rubbing cover, pips of card change to suit clothing
Variations 1950 Expert Card Technique 450
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Tony Slydini, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Jay Marshall, Sid Loraine letter on Elusive Lady, Milbourne Christopher
Related to 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 195) 781
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Related toVariations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 132
John R. Boyko Strike Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Inspired by
  • "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 214) 855
Al Leech A Hot Card Trick chicago opener
Variations 1950/2004 A Last Look at Leech 10
Bob Hummer Hummers Mathematical 3 Card Monte mathematical three card monte
VariationsAlso published here 1951 Mathematical 3 Card Monte 1
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight with extra cards, false switches and the delight switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 220) 878
Bill Simon Business Card Prophesy two cards predicted on business card, cards which are next to it after pushed in the deck, for credit information see Scarne reference "Business Card ESP"
Related toVariations 1952 Effective Card Magic 32
Bill Simon Dope! card to wallet, off-beat, no-palm
Variations 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 257) 1028
Al Honeycutt Honeycutt's Honeycutter Aces transpose with Kings, à a follow the leader
Variations 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 289) 1154
Al Leech Ace Sandwich sandwiched card transposes with another card, happens in deck
Related toVariations 1953 Card Man Stuff 6
Edward Marlo Bottop Change
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1953 The Cardician 35
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
Related toVariations 1953 The Cardician 58
Howard A. Adams Trilemma three phase routine
  • two mentally selected cards change places
  • two mentally selected cards end up in performer's pocket
  • five mentally selected cards are found
Variations 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 280) 1118
Bill Bowman Clipped clipped, two paperclips on folded bill link, see p. 56 for variation with three clips
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 310) 38
Bill Simon The Mathemagician two spectators discover the Aces by random dealing, dealing to bottom and then into multiple piles
Related toVariations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 8
Unknown Silk Through the Wrist
Related to 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 277
Audley Walsh Reflection manuscript on shiners
1. The World Beater
2.The Spy Glimmer
3. The Little Slicker
4. The Fade Away
5. Big Way Shiner
6. Holdout Glimmer
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 325) 108
John Howie Holed Out coin through smaller hole in paper
Variations 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 333) 140
Howard A. Adams Casting the Future multiple cards prediction with two dice
VariationsAlso published here 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 334) 144
Don Alan It Can't Be... three phase routine
  • Aces on table, spectator thinks of Ace, Ace pocketed, it's thought Ace, other aces are also
found in pocket, cards on table are indifferent cards
  • MacDonalds Aces, spectator sits on fourth packet
  • four Aces in performers pocket change places with four indifferent cards in spectators pocket
Related to 1956 Pretty Sneaky 12
Francis Haxton The One Between two unknown selected cards are pushed back reversed in the deck, one card is found between , that matches in value and suit with other cards, composite card
Related to 1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 345) 203
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Study in Stud system for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal
Related toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Scrambled Straights straights, all hands, Gilbreath precursor (see Fulves' "When Psychics..." reference)
Related toVariations 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 8
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
Dai Vernon Transferring a bottom stock to the top
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 52
Karrell Fox "Hum-Bug" Prediction cardboard piece (with bug drawing on one side and prediction on other side) rides along as spread is flipped over on table
Related to 1960 Comedy a la Card 7
Charlie Miller Block Upjog Addition and Switch
Related to 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 47
Edward Marlo, Jerry Andrus To the Top - Deck Face Down similar to Panoramic Shift
Related toVariations 1961 The Multiple Shift 44
Max Malini The Coin Game coin snatching technique, hand is wrapped with handkerchief except first finger, spectator cannot take the coin
Variations 1962 Malini and His Magic 35
Edward Marlo Color Eliminator color reflects on back of other card or nail polish on fingertip
Related to 1962 Estimation 35
Dai Vernon Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in top card
Related to 1962 Early Vernon 28
U. F. Grant Infallible Prediction ping pong ball is placed under one of three cups, different colors, prediction
Variations 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 405
Karl Fulves The St. Nicholas Aces black deuces are pushed reversed in deck twice to locate ace, the next time the sandwich cards become the last two Aces
Related to Dec. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 12
Karl Fulves Fourtold Retold four selections predicted, four different suits
Inspired by
  • Stewart James "Fourtold" in "Tops" 1937 and "Ibidem" #23
Variations
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 417
Karl Fulves Infallible Prediction Variation golf ball placed in one of three cups, prediction in form of a second ball in chosen cup
Inspired byRelated to 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 395/396) 408
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Johnny Hart, Al Flosso
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 418
Al Leech Four Ace Vanish not visual
Variations 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 23
Dr. Albert M. Wilson, Oliver Kendall, J. F. Rinn, Karl Fulves The Great Sex Detector Scandal reprinted from Sphinx
Dec. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 7
Karl Fulves Hell's Bells medium rings bell on selected card, including variation by Aaron Wainer
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Paper Clip Slide Switch paper clip slides from one card to another with paper
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Nemo, the Connecticut mystic
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 398) 422
Karl Fulves Lock-It lock and cards are dropped in a bag, selection found on lock, see p. 428 for idea by Lu Brent
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 424
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Necronomicron prediction paper clipped to indifferent card, see also p. 864 for comment by Fulves
Related to
  • p. 20 for idea by Gari Diringer
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Karl Fulves The Black Room silk/tissue of chosen color travels from glass tumbler behind spectator's back to wrapped tumbler
Related to
  • p. 20 for idea by Sid Lorraine
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Harrison Bale, The New Jinx, Milbourne Christopher, Jay Weiler, Micky Hades
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 426
Karl Fulves The Back Room on Eddie Clever, Dallas Duffield
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 400) 430
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Karl Fulves, David Hoy, Lu Brent
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 406
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideas
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 416
Karl Fulves Cryptic Calling two effects of a card divination / location wit Si Stebbins
Related to 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 398) 419
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solution
Inspired by Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card
Also published here July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 44
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47
Inspired byRelated to July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 45
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction
May 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 33
Karl Fulves Static Problems with Cards - No. One
selection made by stabbing joker into deck without removing selection, how to control it
Solutions: see references
Variations Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 19
George de Ghetto Seclusion selection underneath handkerchief, solution
Inspired by June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 40
Karl Fulves The Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
Variations June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 39
Karl Fulves The Red Queen's Move spectator guesses red or black, red-black pairs formed on table, see also p. 864 for credit information
Related to June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 42
Karl Fulves Cased Static deck in case, scotch tape, solution
Inspired by Apr. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 29
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Remember Me to Hecuba red-backed card signed on back by spectator in red deck, blue-backed duplicate by magician, they transpose from underneath table to deck wrapped in handkerchief
Mar. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 26
Francis Haxton Static two solutions
Inspired by Apr. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 29
Bob Still And Then There Were None small-packet Brainwave posed as a problem, face-up three card monte
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Twas Brillig performer makes sand stream in hourglass stop
Related to Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 66
Lu Brent Pull Gag pull shown, silk vanishes, pull shown empty
Inspired by Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 65
Karl Fulves Babel faro shuffle manuscript, die box
Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 64
Karl Fulves The Heebie Jeebies dice from middle picket up in dice stacking, no details
Oct. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 60
Karl Fulves Babel Al Flosso recovering, Jay Palmer's Sword Cabinet, convention in Hastings, lay criticism
Oct. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 60
Roy Walton Lesson In Larceny ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 47
Karl Fulves Seclusion Problems with Cards - No. Two
card cut to with deck under handkerchief and replaced, also multiple cards
for solutions see references
Variations Apr. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 29
Norman Osborn Fourtold Retold Variation four selections predicted on giant pips
Inspired by Mar. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 25
Karl Fulves Covenant Ace, Two and Three are shuffled and distributed amongst three spectators, performer divines who has which card
VariationsAlso published here Mar. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 23
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in hand
Related to Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 22
Karl Fulves Babel Bill Kuethe, on James T. Deacy, publishing a periodical
Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 18
Karl Fulves Quartet selection in envelope, both torn, envelope restored, then card inside
Jan. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 16
Steve Shimm Remote Recovery see also p. 864 for comment by Karl Fulves
Related to
  • glass powder suggestion by Art Lyle on page 31
Jan. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 16
Peter Alexis Dark Vision four cards selected, one put in envelope rest shuffle back, all divined in other room, fair conditions, secret deck switch, deck top-edgemarked with line during performance, see also p. 864 for comment by J. G. Thompson
Related to Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 17
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Odds Against Me by John Scarne May 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 34
Milton Kort Three Static Solutions three solutions
Inspired by Apr. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 30
Francis Haxton Seclusion selection underneath handkerchief, solution
Inspired by June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 40
Paul Sweetman Seclusion selection underneath handkerchief, cyclical stack with corner shorts, solution
Inspired by June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 39
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Card Steal with Handkerchief as lapping
Related to
  • p. 41 for comments
Mar. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 26
George de Ghetto Four from Eight solution with restoration finish
Inspired by Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
Karl Fulves And Then There Were None assembly with only five cards, solution
Inspired by Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
Karl Fulves Babel Larry Weeks New York convention, Jay Weiler, critics of magazines, Magigram, coding with dog whistle (see also p. 176)
Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 68
Karl Fulves Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time, time duplicated on performer's watch
Related to Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 66
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Strange Command by J. Stewart Smith Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 64
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they match
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 76 for title explanation
Variations
Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 63
Jay Weiler, Karl Fulves Sword through Spectator confederate
Oct. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 60
Bruce Cervon The Proposition black card in red half, spectator should remove a red one, whole packet changes to black
Inspired by Oct. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 59
Karl Fulves Greeks Bearing Gifts four queens removed, one selected and found, repeated in different ways, last queen torn and initialed piece found, initials as one-way feature
Related to
  • p. 76 for alternative ending by Al Altman
Variations
Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 58
Mike Rogers Seclusion solution
Inspired by Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
William P. Miesel Static solution
Inspired by Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
James West Static solution
Inspired by Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Karl Fulves The Isolated Instance Problems with Cards - No. Seven
paper wall with half deck protruding on both sides, spectator removes and reinserts card on one side, performer same on other side
Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 55
Karl Fulves Four from Eight Problems with Cards - No. Six
two tor