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Joe Berg Find the Match Stick match stick is under one of three playing cards, cards moved around, monte type routine
1930 11
Joe Berg The Blank Cards of Psyche two blank cards are initialed on both sides by the spectator, then tied together, name of selection or another word appear on the card
1930 15
Joe Berg Super Detection any four-of-a-kind removed, performer riffles through the cards and names missing quartet, subconscious
1930 16
Joe Berg A Mysterious Change face-up card inserted half-way in deck, card above it remembered by bending the half up, top half plus face-up card put on table, card vanished from face and is removed from pocket
1930 17
Joe Berg An Eye for Money coin vanishes and reappears in eye socket like a monocle
1930 20
Joe Berg A Card, A Case, And a Vanish card shuffled back, deck put in card case, selection vanishes from cased deck and is removed from pocket
1930 23
Joe Berg Hook Paper Clip Control paper clip with hook pin that is secretly put onto selection, card then attached to cloth
Related to 1930 23
Joe Berg The Coin Disappears coin folded into trouser cloth above knee, spectator feels coin, it vanishes
Related to 1930 24
Nelson Hahne Another Method coin folded into trouser cloth above knee, spectator feels coin, it vanishes
Related to 1930 25
Joe Berg Match-Tip Monte monte in which a match tip must be followed under three match box drawers
1930 26
Joe Berg Telling the Time spectator sets time on a wooden clock face and covers it, performer divines time
1930 28
Joe Berg Chewing Gum Vibrations spectator chooses one of five chewing gums, performer divines it, aroma is identified from spectator's hand
1930 28
Joe Berg The Phantom Knots three knotted silks on one side, three loose silks on other side, knots travel across, slit in sleeve of assistant
1930 32
Joe Berg A Routine with a Double-Back Cards card placed second comes to top several times, sequence à la The Trick that Fooled Houdini, then reversal sequence with faced-deck finish
1930 35
Joe Berg Lost in the Shuffle spectator remembers card and its position in shuffled deck, performer shuffles once more (riffle faro), selection eventually found
1930 37
Joe Berg Sawing a Stick of Gum in Half chewing gum strip cut in half in paper tube cover, the restored
1930 39
Joe Berg Berg's Color Changing Thimble
1930 42
Joe Berg Touch Reading De Luxe reading cards by touch after an honest riffle shuffle, without one-ahead, two different card finishes and interlocking chains
1930 43
Joe Berg Flesh Grip Force using Greek Break
Related to 1930 46
Joe Berg The Elusive Aces after some weird switching procedure four times with the piles, the Aces transpose with four other cards
1930 49
Joe Berg One-Hand Packet Bottom Deal with packet of only two cards
1930 49
Joe Berg Berg's Four Ace Routine leader packet placed in card case
Inspired by 1930 51
Joe Berg The Card Behind spectator gives card to performer behind his back, performer names it, secretly placed in sleeve
1930 54
Joe Berg The Trained Card deck riffle and selection jumps out halfway
1930 56
Joe Berg The Production of a Bowl of Flowers under cloth on table
1930 59
Joe Berg, Nelson Hahne And In Closing
1930 63
Joe Berg, The Card and Crystal Ball spectator divines selection in crystal ball, with variation by Joe Berg
Related to 1937 35
Joe Berg Introduction
1937 1
Joe Berg A Surprise Discovery selected card is replaced reversed, performer tosses deck into other hand in two halves, selection remains in throwing hand, friction pass with cards
Variations 1937 2
Joe Berg Different Disclosure card selected behind back, cut into deck, deck cut through handkerchief straight at selection which is reversed and face up
1937 2
Joe Berg The Changing Faces two cards from two different-colored decks are placed in the other deck, the faces of the two odd-backed cards transpose
1937 3
Joe Berg Berg's Miracle Spread card chosen and lost cleanly from shuffled deck, later removed from face-up spread, performer locates card in another deck
1937 4
Joe Berg The Transferred Cards ten cards counted off, two signed, packet put in hat, ten more counted and put in pocket, the signed cards travel to pocketed pile
1937 5
Joe Berg Mistakes Will Happen card is lost face up in deck behind performer's back with a few more reversed cards for confusion, card should travel to pocket but wrong card travels, it changes into right card, riffle shuffle with key next to a reversed card
Variations 1937 6
Joe Berg Alignment Move Change
Variations 1937 6
Joe Berg Color Transformation two cards removed from different-colored decks and placed half-way into other deck, the faces transpose, in second phase backs change place
1937 6
Joe Berg Odd-Backed Two-Card Monte Move
1937 7
Joe Berg An Unbelievable Prediction one of five cards thought of, performer writes a prediction and removes one of the cards, both put in pocket, other four cards lost in deck, selection is missing from deck and prediction and card in pocket match
1937 7
Joe Berg The Magician Makes Good unknown card tabled, one card and two mates reversed (e.g. three Aces), first card does not match and reversed cards are seen to have transformed into matching values
1937 8
Joe Berg An Amazing Card Location top five cards are shown not to be the selection, number up to five is called, card at that position is now selection, imperfection principle
1937 9
Joe Berg Coincidental Location spectator and performer both think of a card, spectator removes two cards, they turn later out to be the two selections
1937 10
Joe Berg Vanish of Glass and Silk silk pushed into small glass, both vanish
1937 12
Joe Berg Knot From Nowhere without letting go of each end in both hands
Variations 1937 12
Joe Berg Handkerchief and Coffee Cups silk appears and vanishes between two brim-to-brim coffee cups
1937 13
Joe Berg The Magical Hatchery several eggs appear one by one in net egg bag and are placed in borrowed hat, in the hat are then found baby chicks instead
1937 13
Joe Berg The Balancing Dime dime balanced on wire of hanger, hanger spun around finger
1937 14
Joe Berg An Odd Handkerchief Knot knot tied in handkerchief and pulled tighter and tighter, it dissolves in the end
Variations 1937 15
Joe Berg Handkerchief and Coin coin rolled up in handkerchief vanishes, then handkerchief held at four corners and coin appears inside again, secret pin
1937 16
Joe Berg Adhesive Tape Thumb Tie
1937 17
Joe Berg Berg's Cups and Balls Routine three cups and sponge balls
1937 17
Joe Berg So That You May Know list of original tricks
1937 19
Joe Berg Patter Suggestions various lines
  • For Use When Performing With Cigarettes
  • For Use During Manipulations
  • For Use When Performing With Cards
  • Miscellaneous Patter Suggestions
1937 20
Nishan Andounian, Joe Berg The Enchanted Card Slide card transforms in slide (wallet-like prop with slits)
1938 510
Martin Gardner Improved Lie Speller with two cards
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's version in "Here's More Magic" (Joe Berg)
Related toVariations
1940 22
Joe Berg Vanishing Coin sleeving technique to be used when sitting
Also published here 1941 8
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Japanese Paper String Restoration twisting two fake ends from middle, with string
1941 ca. 94
Joe Berg 16 - Joe Berg's Thumb Coin Vanish
Related to 1941/27 77
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Miracle Coin Vanish using pocket handkerchief
1941/27 97
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Count Down" Card Mystery spectator does some dealing and remembering, then finds his own card via fan force
Related toAlso published here 1941/27 213
Joe Berg A Miracle - Maybe unknown card signed on back, deck spread face up on table and spectator finds card, either directly or via improvisation
Related to 1942 22
Joe Berg Face-up Spread Force risky
1942 23
Joe Berg Second Dealing - Method 4 end grip take
1942/27 192
Joe Berg Coin Vanish as a penetration, trouser pocket, fabric is folded over coin
Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 26)
109
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Double Cross" chalk crosses travel from paper into performer's hand
1943/27 57
Joe Berg Criss-Cross Paper Napkin napkin torn, torn pieces transpose with full pieces, full restoration
1943/27 89
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Coin Change
1943/27 146
Joe Berg Joe Berg's False Cut three way
1943/27 200
Joe Berg Flip-Up Card half card is used to shoot (half) card out of deck or halfway out of pack like a pop-out
Related to 1945/27 122
Joe Berg Berg's Top Palm
Related toVariations 1946 68
Joe Berg The Convexed Aces Experiment No. 6 - cards are lost and found, Aces are bridged
Variations 1946 156
Neal Elias One Hand Center Cut
Related toAlso published here 1946 7
Orson Welles The Town Skryer thought of card is revealed by another spectator while looking into a glass of water
Related toAlso published here Apr. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 103)
413
Frederick Braue Roundabout on Jean Hugard, George Kaplan, John Scarne, Nate Leipzig, Nelson Downs, Al Keene, John Crimmins, Audley Walsh, Gerald Kaufman, George Karger, Dai Vernon, S.A.M. Show, Al Baker, Joe Berg, Kellar, Trenis Jones, Abril Lamarque, Frakson, Paul Fleming, Devant and more
July 1946 236
Joe Berg Magician Makes Good unusual presentation
Also published here 1948/27 126
Martin Gardner Yakity-Yak Gags ideas and lines for the wind-up teeth by Johnny Paul, Senator Crandall, Karrell Fox, Joe Berg, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon, Dick Himber
Nov. 1949 605
Joe Berg Yakity-Yak Card Trick selection remains in wind-up teeth
Nov. 1949 605
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Nail Location
Jan. 1950 623
Joe Berg, Martin Gardner The Joe Berg Knot
Also published here Feb. 1950 630
Milbourne Christopher, Joe Berg Card in Sleeve cards behind back, blindfolded
July 1950 683
Ande Furlong, Joe Berg Cups and Balls
1953 199
Joe Berg Count Down Mystery spectator does some dealing and remembering, then finds his own card via fan force
Also published here 1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 2)
623
Joe Berg Magician Makes Good "Magician Maces Good", unusual presentation
Also published here 1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 6)
760
Edward Marlo Atomic Deck Card Vanish peeked card vanishes, using the Atomic Deck (mis-indexed double facer deck)
Related to
  • Joe Berg's Atomic Deck
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
7
Edward Marlo Double Touch Prediction handling with two prediction, using Joe Berg's Atomic Deck (mis-indexed double facer deck)
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
32
Frances Ireland Marshall The Year Book Album with photographs, John Platt, Bob Lotz, Ben Berger, W. Gilbert, Dorny, Jack Hazelhurst, Jimmy Trimble, Joe Berg, Johnny Jones, Rita del Gardi, Marie Dornfield, Don Alan, Channing Pollock, Johnny Paul, Paul McKamy, Bruno, Carazini, Dr. Clutterhouse, Jim Steranko, Karrell Fox, Harlan Tarbell, Perci Abbott
1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
64
Harry Lorayne The Moving Pencil card signed on back, psychological face-up spread force
Related toVariations 1962 158
Dai Vernon A Spectator finds his own Card using Greek Break
Related to 1967 135
Aldini Gedankendrucken nudist deck variations
Methode 1: Das Rasputin-Spiel
Methode 2: Aldinis Spielkarten-Presse (named card is printed)
Also published here
  • "Rough Stuff" (Al Aldini & Joe Berg)
1967 23
Aldini, Joe Berg Explanation of "Super Roughing" Not covering entire surface with roughing fluid, so can easily split the cards up (reprinted from "Rough Stuff" by Joe Berg and Aldini)
1969 6
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named)
1969 22
Aldini, Joe Berg, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Supremonition Freely named card is found vanished from the deck, Joker then changes into selection, partial rough-smooth
Related to 1969 46
Joe Berg, Karl Fulves Likeness small packet, one card is switched
Inspired by 1973 116
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Joe Berg Nest of Boxes ring in nest of boxes, two methods
1973 61
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Joe Berg Zombie Cabinet cabinet for Zombie ball, ball vanishes eventually or changes into a skull
1973 87
Joe Berg, Theo "Okito" Bamberg Ring on Wand rings with different colors, one is selected threaded on a ribbon and placed in a box, Wand is then pushed through the box and ring travels from ribbon on the wand, locking jap-box
1973 100
Joe Berg Thumb Coin Vanish as transformation into multiple small coins
Related to Mar. 1974 717
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
Stewart Judah Jack's Gone fan of three cards shown, center card turns over, then changes to blank card, see also p. 856
Inspired by
  • "The Bashful Queen" (Joe Berg)
Related to
Winter 1975
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two))
851
Dai Vernon, Joe Berg Berg Knot Variation
Inspired by 1977
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #7)
993
Joe Berg, Juan Tamariz Pseudo-Desaparición color changing silk, gaffed silk
1977 42
Arthur M. Pope, Joe Berg Intercambio de Colores two silks visibly switch colors
1977 56
Joe Berg Vanishing Coin sleeving technique to be used when sitting
Also published here Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
11
Joe Berg Der Joe Berg Tuchknoten
Also published here Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
19
Joe Berg Berg Card Vanish Stand to vanish a deck or card, in frame under handkerchief
1978/76 47
Joe Berg Berg's Sucker Card Vanish jumbo card in frame vanishes, with die box elements
1978/76 52
Jochen Zmeck J. Z. - Premonition named card vanishes, is then removed from pocket, partial rough-smooth
Related to 1981 8
Ed Balducci, Frank Mireider The Auto Mazo Deck 1934, see also p. 63 for comment by Ralph W. Hull
#1 Thought of Card Reversed
#2 Alternate Reverse Trick
#3 Selected Card Found Reversed
#4 Selected Card Transferred from One Half of Pack to Another
#5 Three Card Monte
#6 The Vanishing Aces
Variations 1983 58
Joe Berg The Ultra Mental Deck see also p. 86
  • named card that is seen is reversed
  • freely chosen card put reversed in deck, matching three-of-a-kind turns over
Inspired by 1983 66
John Holland (reviewer) The Berg Book by Joe Berg (written by Joe Berg) Aug. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 6)
354
Earl Nelson Au Courant Dessert Magic Seminar, Joe Berg
Winter 1984
West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
5
Joe Berg, Richard Kaufman Miniature Card Pop-Out
1985 44
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Finger Routine stretching first finger
1985 13
Joe Berg Berg Palm
1986 10
Doug Edwards, Joe Berg The Stunning Jumping Jack card jumps out as deck is riffled, half card on thread
Also published here Jan. 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 1)
1153
Joe Berg Berg Palm
1987 16
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Mento Card Box by Joe Berg Oct. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 10)
513
Tenkai Ishida, Joe Berg Joe Berg and Tenkai's Silk Knot Vanish Tenkai's handling of the Berg Vanish
Inspired byRelated to 1988 9
Tenkai Ishida Vanishing Silk Knot with recounting of a Tenkai performance
Related to 1988 1
Joe Berg, Dai Vernon Joe Berg Knot
1989 6
Joe Berg Multiple Top Palm
1990 48
Joe Berg Berg Palm from small packet
1990 12
Joe Berg Berg's Super Wallet description and four effects
1991 41
Joe Berg Topping the Deck with Joe Berg No. 1
Related to 1993 169
Joe Berg, Martin Gardner Knot from Nowhere & Variations thing where you don't let go of ends and still make knots
1995
Arcane (Issue 14)
191
Guy Hollingworth Jacket Ditch using paper clip & magnet
Related to 1996 26
Karl Fulves 3-Way Cut
Inspired by
  • "A False Cut" (Joe Berg, The Berg Book, 1983)
1996 157
Doug Edwards The Stunning, Jumping, Jack Selected Jack of Hearts pops out of the deck, then is found in the deck sandwiched between two black twos, then back changes color
Inspired by
  • "The Trained Card" (Joe Berg, The Joe Berg Book)
Also published here
1997 143
Joe Berg Top Palm
1998 14
Guy Hollingworth The Control of Chosen Cards paper clip
Related to 1999 89
Richard Osterlind Tribute to Tarbell
Inspired by 1999 30
Joe Berg, Richard Osterlind Psychological Fan Force
1999 32
Tony Kardyro, Joe Berg, Tony Slydini Repeat Remote-Viewing card selected behind performer's back, performer names it, repeated twice
  • Phase Two (card palmed out)
  • Phase Three (corner torn off)
Jan. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 5)
80
Joe Berg The Berg Palm
2000 18
Rey Ben Reysing Cards three cards lost, first appears out-jogged, it's pushed in and pushes out next selections, card with flap/hinge
Related to Aug. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 12)
76
Neal Elias A Tossed Reverse deck tossed from hand to hand one half at the time, selection remains in other hand face-up
Inspired by 2001 66
Joe Berg Berg Palm brief, from packet
2002 34
Joe Berg Berg Palm
2003 70
Joe Berg, Ross Bertram Bertram-Berg Palm brief
2003 153
Stewart Judah Judah Monte using openly four cards, money card changes into another card, first marketed 1927, see also side bar on pages 114 and 115
Related to
  • "Subtle Problems You Will Do" (Judah-Braun)
Variations
2003
Off The Books (Issue 7)
117
Joe Berg, Wesley James Bold Double Deal
Inspired by 2004 421
Joe Berg, Dai Vernon Joe Berg Knot
2006 40
Lewis Jones The Director's Cut cutting named number from deck
Inspired by
  • James McKnight's "Fast Counting the Cards" in Joe Berg's "The Berg Book"
2006 143
Joe Berg Mental Miracle esoteric, apparently Moe Seidenstein's
Related to 2007 54
Joe Berg Find it! spectator thinks of a card, estimation and sprectator reaction
2007 55
Joe Berg Estimate behind the back estimate thickness of packet behind back
2007 55
Karl Fulves Cross Colors deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both match
Inspired by
  • Number Four in Joe Berg's Private Card Problems
Related to
2007
Prolix (Issue 3)
172
Joe Berg The Joe Berg One-Hand Shuffle
Related to 2007 55
Bill Abbott, Joe Berg Ultra-Mental Mingling three presentations for cocktail reception environments
  • The Joe Berg Original
  • The Cocktail Psychic Presentation
  • Cellular Telepathy
2008 26
Al Cohen Memoirs of a Magic Dealer Joe Berg
Nov. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11)
17
J. W. Sarles Knot To Be Found not letting go of the ends
Inspired by 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
400
Roberto Giobbi Cardstalt four of a kind is removed from deck, performer riffles card in front of his eyes and names it
Related to 2010 46
Woody Aragón Convex Control control four aces to the bottom by pushing four piles of cards together on table.
Inspired by 2011 65
Joe Berg A Mindreader's Dream four boxes with a coin in each, exchanged according to instructions, performer then reveals contents of each box
Variations 2011
Xtra Credit (Issue 9)
55
Mel Bennett Mel Bennett Notes using four coins with different dates on four cards instead
Inspired by 2011
Xtra Credit (Issue 9)
56
Karl Fulves KF Notes on Berg's "Dream"
  • 1. Check Kiting
  • 2. Horse Sense
  • 3. The Traveler
Inspired by 2011
Xtra Credit (Issue 9)
66
Karl Fulves The Berg Variations intro
Inspired by 2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
669
Roy Walton The Berg Variations four two-card packets in a row, cards exchanged according to instructions, four cards match four mates that were set aside as prediction
Inspired by
  • "Mindreader's Dream" (Joe Berg)
2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
669
Robert E. Neale The Berg Variations notes on the prop and procedure
Inspired by
  • "Mindreader's Dream" (Joe Berg)
2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
670
Roy Walton 5th Amendment five pairs of cards are mixed and eventually five cards selected, they match a prediction in value and order
Inspired by 2016 141
Alexander de Cova Master Silks discussion of various methods and approaches
  • Das Al Baker Prinzip
    • Das Aufnehmen der Tücher
  • Der Joe Berg Stand
  • Die Sache mit dem Stuhl
  • Das Entknoten der Tücher
    • Manuelles Entknoten
    • Entknoten mit Gimmick
    • Die zweite Variante
    • Ein besseres Gimmick
Inspired byRelated to 2016 24
Tom Rose Finessed Berg Palm
Inspired by 2018 14
John Galsworthy Top Palm with different motivations, cutting and pulling up sleeve
Inspired by 2020 12
Joe Berg Berg Palm brief
2022 111