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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Victor The "Deo-Ace" Trick four Aces are placed on four Twos on table so that suits match, Ace with same suit as selection transforms into selection
Variations 1937 29
Stewart James Further Than That production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuff
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 134)
765
Dr. Theodore Sack Sack's Spotted Sorcery three phase routine with dice, pips on dice change
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 152)
615
Samuel Berland Berland's Vanishing Bill bill folded to simulate two bills
Variations 1949 5
Edward Marlo Bluff Ace Assembly
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1955
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955)
43
Dai Vernon, Mac McDonald Seven Card Monte card vanishes from packet and reappears on top of the deck, repeat
Related toVariations 1957 88
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
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement with several applications following
Related toVariations 1958 47
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 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
Dai Vernon Four of a kind Magician and Spectator each exchange some cards which turn out to be four of a kind
Related toVariations 1959 19
Paul Swinford Foreword
1968 7
Paul Swinford Improbable Coincidence...
1968 11
Paul Swinford Transmigration
1968 13
Paul Swinford Positions Across two halves from different decks
1968 14
Paul Swinford The Joker is Wild not really tossed..., two selections
Variations 1968 16
Paul Swinford The Seekers
Variations 1968 19
Paul Swinford Switcharound
1968 23
Paul Swinford Alpha and Omega faro thing, odd backed climax
1968 27
Paul Swinford Duo-Spell two thought-of cards, sixteen card set-up
Related to 1968 30
Paul Swinford Psychedelic packet cut off, values added, matrix layout, new deck order
Variations 1968 33
Paul Swinford Opus Thirteen Gilbreath Principle & Faro Shuffle, new deck order
1968 37
Paul Swinford Fantasia number of red/black cards drawn by spectator are predicted, new deck order
1968 40
Paul Swinford The Double Whammy two cards, CCCC (= Color Coded Control Cards)
Related to 1968 43
Paul Swinford Impossibility 32 Cards, CCCC
1968 48
Paul Swinford Birthday Magic Card at date-position is found, CCCC
1968 55
Paul Swinford Elimination py process of elimination, successive dividing deck in half, CCCC
1968 57
Paul Swinford Faro Spell shuffled deck, but CCCC
1968 59
Dai Vernon Hidden Count-Down
Variations 1968 48
Paul Swinford The Cabalistic Pair not tossed, Joker is found between two chosen cards after faro shuffles, CCCC
Nov. 1968
Epilogue (Issue 4)
25
Paul Swinford Duo Spell two mentally chosen cards spelled out, see p. 206 for references and mention of Swinford & Cairy's "Computer Cards"/"Cyberdeck"
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1968 194
Verne Chesbro, Larry West Flipper
Variations 1968 25
Paul Swinford Four of a Mind spectator thinks of a value and removes card of that value from half the deck, performer divines it, repeat, do as i do finale
Related to 1969 59
Paul Swinford Hidden Countdown using Ed Marlo's Incomplete Faro Control
Inspired by 1969 64
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) Faro Fantasy by Paul Swinford Fall 1969
Hierophant (Issue 1)
28
Edward Marlo "Over Here, Of Course!" face-up/face-down packet, selection vanishes, reappears face up
Inspired by
  • "Where Has It Gone" (Hideo Kato, Genii, Sept. 1969)
Related toVariations
Winter 1969
Hierophant (Issue 2)
63
Edward Marlo Marlo's Psychedelic two methods "Psychedelic" without stack, see note on page 165
Inspired by Winter 1969
Hierophant (Issue 2)
94
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Faro Fantasy by Paul Swinford
brief
Feb. 1969 242
Paul Swinford The Brain Buster Card Prediction duplicates
1969
The Cardiste (Issue 13)
18
Paul Swinford One Suit Mentalism Ace to King and joker, thought of card is divined
1969
The Cardiste (Issue 13)
20
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cards
Related to 1969
The Cardiste (Issue 13)
21
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kind
Inspired by
  • Jack Avis problem
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1969 14
Paul Swinford Three Different Ways
Inspired by July 1970
Epilogue (Issue 9)
67
Paul Swinford Added Thoughts on "Over Here, of Course!"
Inspired by Summer 1970
Hierophant (Issue 4)
189
Paul Swinford Foreword
1971 6
Paul Swinford Spelling the Aces faro
1971 10
Paul Swinford Let's Pretend two phase card location with humorous key card presentation, faro
1971 11
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cards
Related to 1971 16
Paul Swinford Swinford's Myth 14-15 force, faro, new deck order
1971 17
Paul Swinford Quadrivium new deck order, faro
1971 19
Paul Swinford, Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Stay Stack information and applications
1971 22
Paul Swinford Inventory instantly naming missing card, stay stack
1971 25
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions
1971 27
Paul Swinford When Brothers Meet
1971 30
Paul Swinford Double Duper spectator and magician turn over a card, mates
1971 32
Paul Swinford Against all Odds two spectators choose cards, they're mates
1971 34
Paul Swinford Double Brothers Joker finds mates of two selections
Related to 1971 35
Paul Swinford Duo Chango selections change into their own mates
1971 38
Paul Swinford The Match Game spectator looses always
1971 40
Paul Swinford Pairs Foretold three mates removed by spectator are predicted
1971 42
Paul Swinford Thought of Destruction about when it's worth to destroy the stay stack
1971 44
Paul Swinford, Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Revisited deck cut in three piles, one pile looked over, performer knows number of red and black cards in other piles, handling for Gilbreath's "Separating One Deck With One Shuffle" (Linking Ring, July 1958)
1971 44
Paul Swinford The Double Brotherly Whammy two selections are together, CCCC
Inspired by 1971 45
Paul Swinford Presentation of Marlo's Peek Deck spectator divines card
1971 47
Paul Swinford The Elmsley Touch
Inspired by 1971 48
Paul Swinford The Expanded Whammy CCCC
1971 51
Paul Swinford Oil Always Floats card is shuffled to top via CCCC
Related to 1971 54
Paul Swinford Son of Faro Spell CCCC
1971 58
Paul Swinford The Cabalistic Pair not tossed, Joker is found between two chosen cards after faro shuffles, CCCC
1971 59
Paul Swinford Mindreading Cards CCCC
1971 61
Paul Swinford The Australian Calculator CCCC
1971 61
Paul Swinford Elmsley Revisited CCCC
Inspired by 1971 63
Paul Swinford A Few Final Words
1971 64
Paul Swinford, Roy Walton Thoughts on "Money Power" ten cards eventually match, faros instead of reverse faros, see Roy Walton's "Money Power"
Inspired by Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
278
Paul Swinford Pirouette flourish for ring and rope routine, see also p. 521 for J. G. Thompson Jr. comment
Sep. 1971 444
Paul Swinford Serpentine Thoughts silk that ties itself, reel
1971 1
Paul Swinford Dice Routine no details, just references
1971 1
Paul Swinford A Chop Cup Routine with small opaque glass as part of routine
Related to 1971 1
Paul Swinford Chinatown Finale China coin wrapped in Chinese silk and put into glass, transposes with silver coin in white silk in second glass
1971 2
Paul Swinford Royal Flush Mini-Stack fifteen-card packet shuffled via reverse-faros and cutting, then Royal Flush dealt
Related to 1971 3
Paul Swinford Time on my Hands twelve chips with numbers on one side and letters on other side, five color coded control cards (CCCC), clock layout, a chosen number is eventually revealed
1971 3
Paul Swinford Poker Chip Chicarnery eight chips with numbers on one side and letters on other side, three counting and spelling tricks with them
  • Spell-A-Number
  • The Widsnorf Mystery
  • The Challenge of Iros
1971 4
Paul Swinford Thoughts on Vernon's Seven Card Monte card vanishes from packet and reappears on top of the deck, double facer
Inspired by 1971 5
Paul Swinford The Automatic Joker two cards chosen via automatic placement procedure found on either side of Joker, faro
Inspired by 1971 6
Paul Swinford Color Changing Knife Routine
1971 7
Paul Swinford Thoughts on the Elevator
1971 9
Paul Swinford The Berland-Gardner-Judah-Swinford-York Vanishing Bill Trick bill folded to simulate two bills
Inspired byRelated to
  • Scarne's Magic Tricks, p. 73
1971 10
Roger Smith (reviewer) More Faro Fantasy by Paul Swinford Dec. 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 12)
2
Paul Swinford Thought on the Elevator
1972 10
Paul Swinford Fifty-Fifty Aces either assembly or elevator routine depending on which aces spectator chooses (jukebox)
Related to 1974 61
Paul Swinford, J. Stewart Smith Simplified Ace Assembly
1974 65
Paul Swinford, Edward Marlo Advanced Ace Assembly
Inspired by 1974 67
Paul Swinford Simplified Elevator Aces
1974 73
Paul Swinford Advanced Elevator Aces
1974 75
Paul Swinford Flip Over Undercut useful as a Triumph clean-up
Also published here 1974 209
Karl Fulves Babel Sarles, Uri Geller, Magigram, Paul Swinford, Kreskin poke on John Scarne
Mar. 1974 714
Paul Swinford Drop-Off Switch partial
Autumn 1974
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10th Folio (Part One))
798
Paul Swinford Octo octahedral die with symbols, chosen symbol divined
Inspired by Oct. 1974 809
Paul Swinford Flipover Undercut Braue Reversal application, bringing top card to bottom
Also published here 1974 26
Jerry K. Hartman Every Which Way a mini-Triumph with nine cards, “essentially a packet version of (see reference)”
Related to
  • “The Jabberwock at the Card Table” (Bill Zavis, The Gen, November 1965)
Variations
1974 27
Paul Swinford Four Pile Triumph
1975 103
Paul Swinford Zenith Triumph
1975 106
Paul Swinford Triumph F.M.O.
Variations 1975 110
Paul Swinford Duo Control two card control
Variations 1975 111
Stewart Judah Six-Card Stunner prediction on blank card matches free choice of six
Inspired by
  • "Pre-Cardiction" (Aldini, marketed by Joe Berg)
Variations
Winter 1975
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two))
844
Paul Swinford The Swinford Version prediction on blank card matches free choice of six
Inspired by Winter 1975
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two))
845
Stewart Judah, Paul Swinford Sack/Judah Dice
Inspired by Winter 1975
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two))
847
Karl Fulves Babel death of J. G. Thompson, Jr, Randi, Paul Swinford
Related to July 1975 978
Paul Swinford One Card Up double cut for bottom to top, Erdnase break, swing cut to break
Also published here 1975 38
Roy Walton, Paul Swinford A/Rainbow
  • Three For Ascanio
small packet then deck change back color
Also published here 1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 4)
288
Al Smith (reviewer) Paul Swinford Lecture Notes by Paul Swinford Dec. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4)
343
Paul Swinford, William Zavis, Mike Rogers Every Which Way Mini Packet Triumph (nine cards), three methods:
  • I. Paul Swinford
  • II. William Zavis
  • III. Mike Rogers
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 75
Paul Swinford Hickock Rides Again with Dead Man's Hand presentation, faro
1979 10
Paul Swinford Numeric Disclosure spectator cuts off packet and counts it, it is shuffled but not squared in rest, Riffle Shuffle Control, then selection is at earlier number
1979 10
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Swinford's Lecture Notes by Paul Swinford 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 28)
109
Paul Swinford The Princess Trick Revisited using two spectators, double index cards
1980
Arcane (Issue 2)
12
Paul Swinford Magnetic Coincidence selection by spectator and performer are found next to each other by stop procedure, marked and half forcing deck, gilbreath
Related to 1980
Arcane (Issue 2)
15
Paul Swinford, Alex Elmsley 1003rd Aces
1980
Arcane (Issue 2)
15
Paul Swinford Upjog Addition and Switch
1980
Arcane (Issue 2)
16
Paul Swinford, Bob Hummer Silver and Gold various parity effects (six routines) inspired by Bob Hummer's work with numbered chips and small metal cups
1980
Arcane (Issue 2)
17
Bob Hummer The Moon Die Mystery number from one to six is thought of, three sides of a die are shown to spectator and he is asked if he sees his number, repeated three times and number is divined, without performer ever looking at the dice
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 15
Tom Craven, Mel Stover, Raymond Hafler, H. R. Benfer, Roysce Smith, Gerald Byrne, C. R. Tracy, John Cornelius, Paul Swinford Letters
1981
Interlocutor (Issue 46)
182
Ron Fredrick The Ron Fredrick Chop Cup Routine with small opaque glass as part of routine
Related to 1982 35
Paul Swinford Duo Spell No. 84, two mentally chosen cards spelled out
Also published here 1984 126
Paul Swinford One Card Up double cut for bottom to top, Erdnase break, swing cut to break, better description
Also published here Sep. 1985 4
Paul Swinford Two Color Transpo card on face of deck transposes with tabled odd-backed card
  • A La Erdnase (using a different color change)
Nov. 1985 11
Karl Fulves Transpoker III reverse faro method
Inspired byRelated to 1986 18
Paul Swinford Introduction
1986 vii
Martin Gardner The Binary System historical information and punch card sorting applications
  • sorting 32 punch cards in numerical order
  • divining selected number
  • solving logic problem
VariationsAlso published here
  • Scientific American, Dec. 1960
1986 1
Paul Swinford The Cyberdeck credit information, computer cards precursor, handling with sorting rod
  • Historical Data
  • Design of the Deck
  • Handling and Operating the Deck
Related to
  • "The Computer Cards" & "Three Mysteries with the Computer Cards" (Paul Swinford & Clyde Cairy, marketed item 1966)
1986 9
Paul Swinford Separating the Suits with sorting rod
1986 15
Paul Swinford Finding the Card named card is left over after sorting procedure with sorting rod
1986 16
Paul Swinford Four of a Kind locating any four-of-a-kind with sorting rod
1986 17
Paul Swinford Let's Play Poker locating any type of poker hand with sorting rod
1986 17
Paul Swinford Poker Spectacular poker deal with cyberdeck which is stacked with sorting rod, incorporates gag cards Fourteen and Fifteen of Spades
1986 17
Paul Swinford Binary Bafflers following material from "Three Mysteries with the Computer Cards", using Ace through Fifteen (!) of Spades plus Joker
1986 19
Paul Swinford Four Impressions one of sixteen cards thought of, packet extracted with sorting rod several times ("Is your card among those?"), Magic Age Cards
1986 19
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 20
Paul Swinford Transmigration sixteen cards sorted with sorting rod, two people remember one of the cards, their positions transpose after a few sortings, Binarial Transposition
1986 21
Paul Swinford Impossibility one of sixteen cards thought of, ends up at a chosen position after a few sortings with sorting rod
1986 24
Paul Swinford Tap-a-Thought one of six cards thought of, value spelled to find it
1986 25
Paul Swinford Identity Crises two cards selected and put reversed in deck, deck sorted with sorting rod, selections occupy each other's position, "reflected symmetry", with variation
1986 26
Paul Swinford Spellout deck sorted with sorting rod, all four-of-a-kinds together, spelling through deck with every value
1986 28
Paul Swinford On Mathematical Magic Tricks
1986 30
Paul Swinford Gardner Adenda comments on Martin Gardner's article
  • A Problem Solved
  • A Message Retold
Inspired by 1986 31
Paul Swinford Miscellania more on Cyberdeck handling
  • Care and Feeding
  • Concluding Obervations
1986 33
Paul Swinford Selected References
1986 35
Paul Swinford About the Author
1986 36
Paul Swinford The Deo-Ace Trick Revisited four Aces are placed on four Twos on table so that suits match, Ace with same suit as selection transforms into selection
Inspired byVariations May 1986 44
Justin Higham The Finger Print Card Trick Revisited
Inspired by
  • "The Finger Print Card Trick" (Paul Swinford, The Linking Ring, Vol. 54 No. 10)
  • "The Thumb Print Card Trick" (Ed Marlo, The Linking Ring, Vol. 55 No. 2)
July 1986 49
Edward Marlo The Deo-Ace Trick Updated four Aces are placed on four Twos on table so that suits match, Ace with same suit as selection transforms into selection, two methods
Inspired byVariations Nov. 1986
Inside Out (Issue 1)
2
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Cyberdeck by Paul Swinford Mar. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 8)
457
Roy Walton, Paul Swinford A/Rainbow
  • Three For Ascanio
small packet then deck change back color
Also published here 1988 110
Paul Swinford Flipover Undercut Braue Reversal application, bringing top card to bottom
1991 280
Jerry K. Hartman Every Which Way Mini Packet Triumph (nine cards)
Also published here 1991 283
Paul Swinford Stay Stack Finale one card is mated after faro shuffle, then two cards
1993 12
Paul Swinford P.S. Card to Wallet two selections, one in wallet as gag jumbo card prediction, other one found in envelope in wallet
1993 124
Paul Swinford Duo Control Variant two card control
Inspired by 1993 128
Alex Elmsley The Constant Stack
Related to 1994 309
Alex Elmsley 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 toVariationsAlso published here 1994 311
Paul Swinford Even Further
Inspired by 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 10)
112
Paul Swinford Royal Flush Mini-Stack small packet & anti-faros
Mar. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 3)
2476
Jerry K. Hartman Cutting Edge spectator fairly cuts deck into four piles, performer picks up top card of each and turns them over one at a time to reveal the Aces
Inspired by 1995 146
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Variation of "Weight Guess", also with cards face up, but no initial counting
Inspired byVariations 1997 34
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1997 49
Paul Swinford Paul Swinford's Routine Combination of original and Tom Hubbard's "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by 1997 56
Stewart Judah, Paul Swinford Half and Half Two cards are cut in half, follow the leader type of effect
Inspired by
  • "Miracle Mates" (Bob Bell, marketed by Mickey Hades, 1963)
1997 208
Paul Swinford Without a Prayer routine for Hindu Prayer Chain
1997 124
Gordon Bruce Two Triumphs
  • First Version
  • Second Version
Inspired by 1998 11
S. Brent Morris Triple Seekers sandwich effect with two selections sandwiching an Ace, using Triple Faro Shuffle
Inspired by Feb. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 6)
75
Paul Swinford Flipover Undercut used as a Triumph clean-up
Also published here July 1999
Onyx (Issue 8)
16
Paul Swinford Flip-Over Undercut useful as a Triumph clean-up
Also published here 1999 36
Bill Taylor The Shuffled Prediction deck shuffled, spectator chooses a pair of cards and then one of them, it is predicted
Related toVariations Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
81
Michael Close (reviewer) The Wondrous World of Numberplay & Wordplay by Paul Swinford Sep. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
31
Paul Swinford Flip Over Undercut
Also published here 2000 129
Paul Swinford Judah's Undue Goano Revisited three phases
  • Stay Stack Version
Inspired by
  • "The S. J. Mutus Dedit Trick" (Stewart Judah, Linking Ring, Feb. 1964)
2000 33
Michael Close Postscript on Paul Swinford's death
June 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 10)
33
Paul Swinford Flipover Undercut brief
Also published here June 2003
Ego (Vol. 2 No. 15)
9
Paul Swinford Bits and Pieces card torn up in pieces and they're laid out, number from one to eight named, and counted to, index corners found, Koran's binary newspaper
Variations 2004 25
Paul Swinford Flip Over Undercut
Related to 2007 55
Justin Higham Equivocal Acid-Jazz Aces
Inspired byRelated to 2007 20
Paul Swinford Flipover Undercut
Also published here 2007 169
Ryan Schlutz Intuition Test card suit, card value, number and coin toss written on business card, torn up in sixteen pieces, number counted to from both ends of stack, it leads to pieces with card suit and value which the spectator also cut to, with variations without cards
Inspired by 2020 23
George McBride Computer Cards count-spell of a thought-of cards from
Inspired by 2022 32