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Joe Berg, The Card and Crystal Ball spectator divines selection in crystal ball, with variation by Joe Berg
Related to 1937 35
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 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
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 413
Joe Berg Magician Makes Good unusual presentation
Also published here 1948/27 126
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)
Joe Berg Magician Makes Good "Magician Maces Good", unusual presentation
Also published here 1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 6)
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
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Harry Lorayne The Moving Pencil card signed on back, psychological face up spread force
Related toVariations 1962 158
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
1969 46
Joe Berg, Karl Fulves Likeness small packet, one card is switched
Inspired by
  • "Mistakes Will Happen" (Joe Berg, Here's New Magic, 1937)
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)
Winter 1975
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two))
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))
Dai Vernon, Joe Berg Berg Knot Variation
Inspired by
  • "Berg Knot" (Here's New Magic, 1937)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #7)
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)
Joe Berg Der Joe Berg Tuchknoten
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Feb. 1950
Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
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
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)
Earl Nelson Au Courant Dessert Magic Seminar, Joe Berg
Winter 1984
West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
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)
Joe Berg Berg Palm
1987 16
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Mento Card Box by Joe Berg Oct. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 10)
Tenkai Ishida, Joe Berg Joe Berg and Tenkai's Silk Knot Vanish Tenkai's handling of the Berg Vanish
Inspired by
  • "Berg Knot" (Here's New Magic, 1937)
Related 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
Arcane (Issue 14)
Karl Fulves 3-Way Cut
Inspired by
  • "A False Cut" (Joe Berg, The Berg Book, 1983)
1996 157
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verification
Related to
  • "Gardner's Card Speller" (Joe Berg, Here's New Magic, 1937)
VariationsAlso published here
1997 155
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
Richard Osterlind Tribute to Tarbell
Inspired by 1999 30
Joe Berg, Richard Osterlind Psychological Fan Force
1999 32
Joe Berg The Berg Palm
2000 18
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
  • discovery in Joe Berg's "Here's New Magic"
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
Joe Berg Bold Double Deal
Related to
  • Here's New Magic (Joe Berg, 1937, p. 6)
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
Prolix (Issue 3)
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)
J. W. Sarles Knot To Be Found not letting go of the ends
Inspired by
  • "Berg Hunter Knot" (Here's New Magic, Joe Berg)
Prolix (Issue 6)
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)
Mel Bennett Mel Bennett Notes using four coins with different dates on four cards instead
Inspired by 2011
Xtra Credit (Issue 9)
Karl Fulves KF Notes on Berg's "Dream"
  • 1. Check Kiting
  • 2. Horse Sense
  • 3. The Traveler
Inspired by 2011
Xtra Credit (Issue 9)
Karl Fulves The Berg Variations intro
Inspired by 2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
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)
Prolix (Issue 10)
Robert E. Neale The Berg Variations notes on the prop and procedure
Inspired by
  • "Mindreader's Dream" (Joe Berg)
Prolix (Issue 10)
Steve Beam Si-Decker Despite always lying, the deck provides the color, suit, and parity of the selected card, and then helps to locate it.
Inspired by 2015 41
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