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Unknown How to make a great Ball seem to come through a Table into a Cup from bottom of table to under cup after spectator checked the cup by himself
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 15
Philip Breslaw The learned little Swan, One of Mr. Breslaw's Grand Deceptions automaton swan swims in a bowl with letters of alphabet on the rim, spelling a name or swims to named letter, on magnets and anecdote of Breslaw being heckled by Francis Blake Delaval
Related to Breslaw's Last Legacy 33
Unknown The Magic Whistle only performer can produce sound, described as heckler stopper
Modern Magic 341
Unknown The Electric Wand as practical joke to shock spectator or heckler (!)
More Magic 4
Unknown Eine gezogene Karte zu verwandeln No. 38, selection put on top, another card is on top when checked again after putting hand on top of deck, sticky hand
Der Kartenkünstler 45
Carl Willmann Die Rache des Zauberers The Revenge of the Magician, story about how a heckler (photographer) was found next day, face of performer appears as skull, invisible painting on the face
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 15
Carl Willmann Das bezauberte Schloss lock opens itself when hanging on a wand, used as heckler stopper
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 7) 107
Billy O'Connor The Bill in the Envelope burned bill reappears in empty envelope, number checked
The Magic Annual for 1937 29
Unknown The Card Case and Finger Tip case with slit, finger tip with needle
Related to Greater Magic 405
Unknown 42 - "Blindman's 'Bluff'." Way to glimpse a card when met with a heckler, even when deck is held behind back the entire time (card also chosen behind the performer's back)
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 58
Charles Hopkins 45 - Look for informal "readers". Check for telltale nicks/dirt/scrapes on cards
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 63
Charles Hopkins What Makes Audiences Get That Way Why do audiences heckle?
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 74
Charles Hopkins The Heckler... Ding Bust His Buttons!
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 76
Theodore Annemann The Invisible Pull thumb tip at pull, applied to paper restoration, silk/cigarette vanish
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 86) 546
Unknown Rapid Banking bill transposes with check in two double envelopes
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 189
Unknown Sign-A-Bill gag, bills bound into check book
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 135
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected one
Related to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
Henry J. Young Checkers to Pear to Rice production and transformation box
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 22
Hen Fetsch Your Move red and black liquid change into checkers, inside paper cone
Milk Pitcher Magic 27
Laurie Ireland A Checker Mystery handkerchief transformation in tube, checkers production
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 8
J. B. Bobo The Squirting Nickel use for hollow coin to squirt water from, heckler stopper
Watch This One! 95
Mike Bornstein Zombino as Kolma, floating ball, thumb tip with wire and ball
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 469
Russell "Rusduck" Duck No Misdirection trick to play on people who want to show performer a trick, heckler gag
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 619
Unknown Glass and Check removing check under glass, with coin balancing on rim
Over the Coffee Cups 25
Unknown Catching the Check catching check / bill between fingers
Over the Coffee Cups 29
Bob Hummer Politicians Puzzle 6x6 checkerboard, three checkers put on three D's for Democrats or three R's for Republican, spectator can spell a word with the three checkers, moving them for each letter, back is turned and politicians can be divined
Also published here Politicians Puzzle 1
Bob Hummer Mom and Pop Puzzle six checkers on a checkerboard, mom and pop are spelled several times, when performer turns over last spelled word is divined
Also published here Politicians Puzzle 2
Karrell Fox They're All Aces - Take a Card any card ideas and gags
  • Old Money (bill with beard)
  • Bedroom Eyes (beds on glasses)
  • Genii Weenie (hot dog from Aladin lamp)
  • Bounced (rubber check joke)
  • Candelabra (original way to light three matches on a matchbook)
  • Nose Nonsense (spoon on nose gag)
  • Fan Fun (fan gag)
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 42
Unknown The Checkerboard Paradox Geometrical vanish of a square on a checkerboard
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 129
Bob Hummer Hummer's Checker Trick Spectator moves three checker pieces around on the board via spelling, magician can divine the starting positions of the checker pieces
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 62
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley 26th Card Faro Check for credit information see reference
Related to The Faro Shuffle 11
Edward Marlo Partial Faro Check to get several packets with the same number of cards
The Faro Shuffle 22
Tony Corinda (5) Safety Checks to Eliminate Errors
Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 31
Edward Marlo Uses of Partial Faro Check - Faro Fooler #9 face-up card is sandwiched by two selections, or used to count to them
Faro Notes 57
Edward Marlo Instant 26th Location getting a selection to top with faro, crimp, twenty-sixth faro check and half plus one principle
Faro Notes 66
North Bigbee Checker-Mate checkers with holes on ribbon, order changes
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 375) 327
Edward Marlo The Faro Check
Estimation 9
David Hoy Dr. Rhine, Improved three ESP cards are selected and put on a folded checker board, the spectator can decide the position and they match with the three prediction cards
The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 9
F.W. Lindsley, Charlie Miller Cashing A Check torn check is wrapped in paper, when light with a match it transforms into bills
Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 7
Jack Avis Check Cop Move coin steal
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Roy Walton Checkers card version with two decks
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 178
Robert Ellenwold, Karl Fulves Blindfold Checkers checker board, prediction details how to play so chosen color wins
Related to
  • p. 166 for credit information
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 149
Jules DeBarros Tibetan Checkers chink-a-chink type routine with different-colored checkers instead of coins, first part
Hierophant (Issue 2) 74
Jules DeBarros Tibetan Checkers chink-a-chink type routine with different-colored checkers instead of coins, second part
Hierophant (Issue 4) 178
Edward Marlo right-hand pressure fan notes reverse fan applications, hiding face-up cards in face-down fan, All Backs, ..., right-handed pressure fan suggested by Frank Shields
VariationsAlso published here Hierophant (Issue 4) 210
Gene Finnell Checkerboard Game betting game with 4x4 checkerboard and cover cards that cover all except one square, performer always wins, see also p. 486 for comment by Bill Taylor
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 423
James G. Thompson Jr. Thoughts At Work selection removed from deck and checked that it's missing, yet removed card changes to indifferent card and selection is back in deck
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 500
Frederick M. Shields Actors, the Stage, and Magicians - Part 2
  • Basic Stage Talk
  • It Started Long Ago
  • Stage Directions
  • 'Strong' Stage Positions
  • When the Curtains Part
  • Break the Pattern
  • Then What?
  • Shields' Firs 'Law'
  • But Ask for Help if You Need It
  • You Never Whistle the Scenery
  • Check over Your Equipment
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 51) 255
Roy Walton The N.C. Game betting game with 4x4 checkerboard and cover cards that cover all except one square, performer always wins, see p. 608 for correction
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 562
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, David Tobias Bamberg Checker Cabinet box with three doors, pile of checkers placed under a tube and a glass with a handkerchief into the box, transposition
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 127
Unknown Checkerboard Bet tracing path in checkerboard
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 701
Paul Curry The Missing Thought spectator sits on a card, looks at all the other cards, magician checks all the cards he receives on a pad, except the chosen one
Paul Curry Presents 71
Thomas Alan Waters Check Mate two decks, card turned over also card next to reversed card is the same as in second deck
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 96) 479
John A. Novak Budget Saver substitute for Himber wallet, checkbook
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 126) 628
Unknown Center Glimpse faro check
Afterthoughts 129
Burling Hull Pointers and Tips from Experience on Working Tables
  • Handling Hecklers
  • Charity Drives
  • Fees and Gratuities
The Amazing World of Mentalism 199
Slydini A Direct Palm with Checkpoints
The Best of Slydini ...and More 23
Slydini Slydini on the Mock Pass with Checkpoints
The Best of Slydini ...and More 24
Slydini Timing
  • Checkpoints
  • Applying the Concept of Timing
The Best of Slydini ...and More 37
Unknown Blue Phantom pile of checkers, bottom checker travels to the top and back, with a tube
Classic Magic with Apparatus 99
Slydini The Revolve vanish using lap
  • Details of The Revolve
  • Checkpoints
The Best of Slydini ...and More 41
Gene Nielsen Check Mate checkers in bag, spectator choses only checker with different color
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 150) 749
Slydini Slydini Technique for Palming a Cigarette
  • The Retrieval
  • Checkpoints
The Best of Slydini ...and More 52
Philip T. Goldstein Dealing with Hecklers
  • Disruptive Influences
  • Possibly Jealousy
  • Individual Approach
  • You Must Deal Directly
  • Begging Does Not Work
  • The Advantage Is Yours
  • Use Confidence
  • Underdog Reaction
  • Temper Your Response
  • Don't React Defensively
  • Not One Victory
  • A Fact of Life
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 189) 945
Steve Dusheck Copper-Silver Transposition "Slippery Sam" forerunner, sliding shell
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 30
Steve Dusheck Coin and Cord coin with hole
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 110
Allan Ackerman, Heck The Spectator's Triumph spectator shuffles cards face up and face down, ungaffed (almost)
Inspired by Here's My Card 68
Doug Edwards Check Mate mates of two cards are found
Cardmania 17
John F. Mendoza The Automatic Deck sliding block production
Inspired byRelated to The Book of John 78
Larry Becker Will Power six checks to celebrities, prediction of chosen check
Related to
  • Dai Vernon's "Mental Die"
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 118
Karl Fulves Liar's Stop Trick card at number remembered, then a different number checked and the card is now there, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 36) 142
Obie O'Brien USA Happenings on Terry Seabrooke, Abbott's Get Together, Tom Mullica, Paul Gertner, Father Cyprian, Howard Flint, Steve Dusheck
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 10) 746
Alexander Renno Mind's Eye several chess pieces in a box, performer divines the one which is removed
Related toVariations The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 242) 1207
Jules Hirsch Ivory Tower stunt with stack of checkers or dice, chip is rolled towards it and one is thrown out
The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1297
Bob Hummer Politicians Puzzle 6x6 checkerboard, three checkers put on three D's for Democrats or three R's for Republican, spectator can spell a word with the three checkers, moving them for each letter, back is turned and politics can be divined
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 3
Bob Hummer Mom and Pop Puzzle six checkers on a checkerboard, mom and pop are spelled several times, when performer turns over last spelled word is divined
VariationsAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 34
Bob Hummer Voodoo Fortune Telling cards with questions on one side and different pictures of zombies on the other side, one question is selected and cards separated several times while checking different features of the zombies, eventually a four digit number is evaluated and leads to the answer of the question in a book, system is explained with playing cards
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 73
Martin Gardner Hummer's Fortune Telling Book cards with questions on one side and different pictures of zombies on the other side, one question is selected and cards separated several times while checking different features of the zombies, eventually a four digit number is evaluated and leads to the answer of the question in a book
Related toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 77
Tom Ogden Five and One penetration and changes of 1$ and 5$ bills, if you are cheap check page 468
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 385
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Credit Check prediction in form of X on one of five credit cards, erasable ink
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 255) 1273
Karl Fulves Parity Check "Parallel Lines" with color coding
Parallel Lines 21
Gene "Phantini" Grant Mental Checkmate spectator selects four chess pieces from a box and puts them in different pockets, performer knows which piece is where
Inspired by Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 75
Steve Dusheck Foreword "I don't really know Ben Harris. We are not close friends."
Magic from which Memories are Made! 4
R. D. Merrill Check List
Merrill's Knife Book 53
Ben Harris Washout Wonder routine for Dusheck's props, coin from washer, coin through hole of washer becomes small coin and vanishes
Inspired by
  • "Washout" (Steve Dusheck, marketed item)
Magic from which Memories are Made! 26
Karl Fulves Checkers "Two Tricks"
three reds and three blacks alternated, dealing procedure to separate colors or turn every other card over
The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1363
Jack McMillen The Barbary Coast Scam two red aces are separated in the deck and end up together, two versions, with a stooge seemingly heckling the performer
Sleights & Swindles 1
Wayne Dobson Chain Reaction ring appears on chain, with flash paper
Related toVariations Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 300
Steve Dusheck Dollar-Bill Coin Fold
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 66
David Ben Check-Out Time check in restaurant is torn, pieces vanished, reappear in purse
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 7) 793
Steve Beam Reward huge check in envelope as an insurance, when turned over it matches the selection
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 21
Steve Dusheck Reputation Ring performer's ring links with borrowed ring, slit
Magic with Finger Rings 7
Steve Dusheck Locked Ring borrowed ring reappears at locked chain necklace
Magic with Finger Rings 8
Steve Dusheck Dusheck's Ring Trick no reel
Magic with Finger Rings 9
Steve Dusheck Ring Finale performer's ring and spectator's ring put in left pocket, both are linked onto key chain ring in right pocket
Magic with Finger Rings 11
Steve Dusheck Walkoff ring vanishes after being knotted on rope
Magic with Finger Rings 40
Steve Dusheck A Routine for Walkoff spectator's ring knotted on rope transposes with performer's, with Himber Ring
Magic with Finger Rings 41
Steve Dusheck I.O.U. finger ring vanishes, using gaffed ballpoint pen with hook
Magic with Finger Rings 59
Steve Dusheck Ring-a-Ding-Ding ring pull, paper clip hookup
Also published here
  • M.U.M.
Magic with Finger Rings 61
Steve Dusheck The Red Diamond diamond on finger ring changes color when tapped with playing card
Magic with Finger Rings 65
Steve Dusheck Color-Changing Ring finger ring changes into more massiv ring in spectator's hand
Magic with Finger Rings 66
Steve Dusheck Eggsceptional Eggs borrowed ring into nest of plastic eggs
Magic with Finger Rings 67
Steve Dusheck Ring into Salt Shaker loaded from bottom
Magic with Finger Rings 70
Steve Dusheck Ring in Salt different gaffed shaker
Magic with Finger Rings 71
Jerry Mentzer Commercially Available Effects with Rings brief list
  • Chain Reaction (Steve Dusheck)
  • Ringer (Steve Dusheck)
  • Grind a Ring (B.A.R., England)
  • Ringo (Walt Rollins)
  • Ring Flite (Paul Stone)
  • Rattle Box
Magic with Finger Rings 80
Steve Dusheck, Thomas Alan Waters Coin-Nection chosen coin is predicted in a box, another chosen coin vanishes and reappears in box, magnets
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 90
Steve Beam Advertisement Heckler-Splat
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 50
Steve Dusheck Dusheck's Dollar convincing cut and restored bill
Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 119
Karl Fulves Checkers No. 16, off-beat dealing and turnover of packets, 3&3
More Self-Working Card Tricks 24
Shigeo Takagi, Karl Fulves Japanese Checkers No. 1, paper folded and cut into squares, really the squares remain all connected at a corner for form a sort of chain, challenge to get all squares out of a bag with one grip
Self-Working Paper Magic 1
Richard Bartram, Jr. Fun Page black humorous gags for dealing with hecklers
  • Gag Rag
  • Crap Out
  • Sit Tight
  • Forced Laughter
Close-Up of the Damned 24
Karl Fulves Penny Checkers "Penny Papers"
S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 2) 37
Steve Beam Leftovers on an idea for finding a check with muscle reading, a very risky idea to find a selected card over the phone, John Riggs
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 120
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal Take and Turn
Related to The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 141
Gary Ouellet ProControl Techniques 1. Cutting to the Key Card
1.1. The Normal Cut
1.2. The Drop Cut
1.3. The Swing Cut
2. Returning the Selected Card to the Deck
3. Security Check
ProControl 18
Ron Wilson Slow-Motion Newspaper Tear
Related to The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 135
Thomas Hierling Sprechen Sie Blindenschrift? two pieces of paper, holes punched in both one hole travels from one paper to other paper held by spectator, Bud Dietrich credited with plot
Related toVariations New Wave Close-Up 46
Paul Sorrentino Cheek to Cheek joke, mooning a heckler with a painted bald head
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 336
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Ending #2: The Rubber Room Rise deck rubber banded, spectator checks that his card is not on top, but then it is
When Creators Collide... 45
Edward Marlo Sophisticated 26 Card Faro Check using riffle shuffle and block transfer
Related to Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 161
John Ferrentino Comedy Clubs #7 - The Audience & Hecklers
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 1) 11
José Carroll Instructions signed card appears bound in spiralbound booklet
Related to 52 Lovers 157
John Bannon Trick Shot Production producing eight ball from card case
VariationsAlso published here Without 8
Dai Vernon Cashing a Check check is torn, burned in flash, changes to bill
The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 156
Unknown Penny Checkers No. 43, layout puzzle
Self-Working Coin Magic 46
G. W. Lewthwaite Sharper's Game No. 48, layout puzzle with coins on checkerboard, spectator loses
Self-Working Coin Magic 50
David Regal You'd Swear There were Duplicates
Related to Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 12) 1861
Ken Simmons Simmon's Wallet Combination Routine blank papers change into checks one at a time, then several, then into money bills, using Himber Wallet
Finally! 8
Ken Simmons Quick Change half dollar changes into copper coin in presence of Chinese coin, copper/silver/brass
Related to
  • "Wash-Out" (Steve Dusheck)
Finally! 36
Michael Ammar, Doc Eason Relationship Strategies
  • Other Bartenders
  • Cocktail Waitresses
  • Waiters
  • Big Tippers
  • Hecklers
  • Regulars
  • Magicians
  • The Crowd
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 8
Doc Eason, Michael Ammar Bar Bits
  • New York Subway
  • New Jersey
  • "Lime, comin' down..."
  • Slow Drinkers
  • The Good Natured Heckler
  • The Best Joke
  • Dinner Calls
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 26
Gary Ouellet The Challenge Factor on being challenged, heckler
Close Up Illusions 225
Karl Fulves Spot Check four dice, performer always wins
Swindle & Cheat 4
Michael Weber The Cap in the Bottle cap penetrates bottle
Variations Life Savers 106
Steve Dusheck Dedication
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic
Larry White Foreword - Dusheck is "Thumb-Thing"
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic
Steve Dusheck The Beginning
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 1
Steve Dusheck Obtaining Thumb Tips
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 2
Steve Dusheck Basic Handling
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 3
Steve Dusheck Why a Book on Making Thumb Tips?
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 4
Steve Dusheck Silk Bilk thumb tip as dye tube, nail cut off
Related to
  • Jay Scott Berry's earlier work
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 5
Steve Dusheck Fireproof Thumb Tip painting inside of thumb tip, metal thumb tip inside plastic one
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 7
Steve Dusheck Additional Thoughts multiple vanishes with same thumb tip
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 8
Steve Dusheck Mum's the Word coin to lapel flower
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 9
Steve Dusheck Subtle Silk to Egg Surprise
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 11
Steve Dusheck French Fried several sponge french fries vanish
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 15
Steve Dusheck A Reel Thumb Tip for silk vanish, as sucker gag with second thumb tip, with other suggestions
Related to Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 21
Steve Dusheck A Looped Thumb Tip for vanishing salt
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 25
Steve Dusheck Additional Thoughts sugar packet torn open, sugar poured in hand, crumpled paper as well, restored
Related to
  • "Sweet and Low" (Richard Osterlind, Challenge Magic video, 1990)
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 27
Steve Dusheck The Wallpapered Thumb Tip inside of thumb tip is lined with dollar bill for making silk vanish in rolled bill tube
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 29
Steve Dusheck A Trip Down the Garden Path silk vanishes
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 31
Steve Dusheck This Bud's For Me cloth flower suddenly vanishes, with thread
Related to Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 33
Steve Dusheck Thumb Tip Writer
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 36
Steve Dusheck Card Prediction jumbo card with 52-on-1, card marked on it, matches selection
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 37
Steve Dusheck Grocery Prediction gag with line code for product, on the back is actual prediction
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 37
Steve Dusheck Additional Thoughts mental epic idea
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 38
Steve Dusheck Twins & Triplets multiple color thumb tip nail writer, used for number prediction
  • Triple Thumb Tip Writer
Related to
  • "Three Track Mind" (Connie Haden)
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 41
Steve Dusheck Experiments in Thumb Tippery chapter intro
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 44
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 1 something appears in empty clear plastic tube, mirror glass principle
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 44
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 2 cut-in-half and hinged thumb tip, for silk production
Variations Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 45
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 3 hinged thumb tip, insides look like candles, or rolled dollar bill, for clean vanish
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 47
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 4 hinged thumb tip and ends or tips
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 48
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 5 thumb tack at tip of thumb tip to mark cards or paper
  • bill pierced behind back at certain position
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 48
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 6 making an extra large thumb tip out of two tips
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 50
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 7 idea for goldfish tail that comes out of a thumb tip
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 51
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 8 coin production gimmick
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 52
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 9 flower production with spring
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 53
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 10 magnet hidden in one-finger Sanada type gimmick
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 53
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 11 thumb tube, tip cut off, no application
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 54
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 12 clear tube with liquid vanishes, unfinished idea
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 55
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 13 needle on end of thumb tip for rising card or floating bill
Related to Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 56
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 14 split-hinged thumb tip, no application
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 57
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 15 "Thumb Tip with a B.B. in it for a Rattle Bar routine"?!
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 57
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 16 dowel in thumb tip winds up thread
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 58
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 17 folding coin vanishes
Related to Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 58
Steve Dusheck Stop the Presses! split-hinged thumb tip for silk appearance
Inspired by Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 59
Steve Dusheck More Thoughts
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 61
Steve Dusheck Conclusion - Or Is it?
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 62
Steve Dusheck Case of Identity almost card to wallet effect
Card to Wallet 163
Douglas Cameron Check It Out mentioning lost tricks in the literature
Related to Profile (Issue 4) 10
Douglas Cameron Check It Out mentioning lost tricks in the literature
Related to Profile (Issue 5) 8
Ravi Pazhur Axel Hecklau
Hardcore 10
Axel Hecklau Spin the card! card spins between fingers, pin on thumbtip
Hardcore 11
Diabelli Nomen Est Omen fake check is placed in envelope, lots of envelopes are handed to the spectators, with a book consisting of first names, names are selected by accident and if one in the audience has the same name, he has to shout, first person who shouts owns the envelope with the fake check
Allerlei Experi-Mentales 36
Steve Dusheck French Fried thumb tip
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 7) 2095
Douglas Cameron Check It Out mentioning lost tricks in the literature
Related to Profile (Issue 6) 5
Ian Keable-Elliott Starting Out in Cabaret
  • How Do I Practice Cabaret Tricks
  • How Do I Get My Lines
  • How Do I Find Original Presentations For My Tricks
  • How Can I Persuade People to Help Me
  • How Do I Handle My Helpers
  • How Do I Dal With Heckling
  • How Do I Learn To Use A Microphone
  • How Much PA Equipment Do I Have To Buy
  • How Do I Get Work
  • Ho do I Learn To Be Funny
  • And Finally
Profile (Issue 7) 6
Douglas Cameron Check It Out
Profile (Issue 7) 10
Jerry Mentzer Bits of Business with Credit Cards gags
  • Hand squeaker
  • Mouth squeaker
  • Mini credit card
  • Borrowed card
  • Borrowed airline card
  • Giant magnet
  • Giant magnet - another use
  • Borrowed Card
  • Borrowed Card
  • Credit Check
  • Dummy or undesirable character gags
Magic with Credit Cards 48
Douglas Cameron Check It Out
Profile (Issue 8) 6
Douglas Cameron Check It Out
Related to
  • "Ultimate Phone Miracle" (Norman Gilbreath, Linking Ring Vol. 46 No. 6)
Profile (Issue 10) 7
Douglas Cameron Check It Out on Albert Goshman, Dan Garret, Michael Weber, Joe Givan
Profile (Issue 12) 9
Steve Dusheck Down the Garden Path apparently without thumb tip
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2188
Karl Fulves Remember This shuffled deck apparently memorized, one riffle shuffle, performer checks and then names cards at 3 different positions, "Spread Correction"
Inspired by Crooked Tales 59
Alex Elmsley Faro Check with credit information
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 61
Stewart Judah The Check Trick borrowed bill of any value transposes with check with same value
More Greater Magic 1056
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle description checked by Herb Zarrow according to p. 230
Roger's Thesaurus 17
Steve Dusheck The Hybrid Coin one coin imitatig two coins in a stack
Also published here Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 5) 2357
Harry Lorayne The Magic Coin spectator checks top card, places coin on top, card rises
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 3) 2337
Steve Dusheck Your Number, Your Fortune
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 8) 2533
Steve Dusheck The Pocket Bill utility bill gaff
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 4) 2489
Roberto Giobbi The Lucky Coin spectator locates a chosen card with a coin
Related toVariations Card College — Volume 1 241
Simon Aronson Spell Check three cards spelled to consecutively starting with random card, selection at end of last spell, declining letter spells
Simply Simon 139
Martin Gardner Cornered bar bet with checkerboard pattern and coins
Underworld (Issue 2) 23
Roberto Giobbi Peek Check Points selling peeked card as thought-of card
Card College — Volume 1 74
Steve Dusheck Doubleffect shoelace changes color & penetration
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 12) 2585
David Regal Check Your Card, Sir? claim check reappears stuck on spectator's card
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 4) 2490
Michael Kaminskas Vision Check huge lens falls from eye, then it transforms into a pair of glasses
Miracle Material 91
Paul Harris Who the Heck is Gregory Wilson?
The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Gregory Wilson) 267
Robert Siepielski No Sweat Bank Night with envelopes, one check
Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 1
Karl Fulves Cross Checking using one-way backs to expand combo memory system to four suits or other features, challenge location application
Combo 40
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 68) 1413
Edward Marlo Faro Check Procedure
Tricks of my Trade 69
David Regal I've Got Your Number Claim check vanishes, reappears stapled on selected card
Close-Up & Personal 120
Ellis Stanyon The Half Card Combination No. 29, picture cards placed in envelopes by spectators, all spectators name Queen of Hearts as the card they placed in their envelope, but they are different when checked
Variations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 47
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note spectator gets four Aces and performer indifferent cards, but when checked performer has the Aces
Inspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 47
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Supplementary Note spectator remembers card and its position, when check it is not there anymore and has moved to a predicted position
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 59
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 104
Marty Kane Single Decker Spell Checker
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 82
Chuck Hickok Appendix
  • Confirmation Letter
  • Presentation Requirements
  • Introduction
  • Checklist
  • "Einstein's Demise" Handout
  • "Learning the Almost Impossible" Handout
  • Certificate
  • Books and Supplies
Mentalism, Incorporated 175
David Berglas Sweetings check from checkbook is signed and burnt just to reappear back in the book
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 443
Karl Fulves Diminishing Squares magic square in which four numbers can be removed and a magic square remains, applications
  • Paycheck Poker
  • The Collins Square
  • Square Notes (fragmented magic squares)
Inspired by
  • Judah-Guest "Bi Color Cut"
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 323
Al Baker Checking the Dead Name using a slate
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 547
Wayne Dobson Spell Check card chosen from one deck, then spelled to in another deck
Dobson's Choice 3 14
Axel Hecklau Einleitung
"Effektiv" 5
Axel Hecklau Theoretische Betrachtungen thoughts on magic
"Effektiv" 5
Axel Hecklau Checkliste questions to ask when creating magic
"Effektiv" 16
Axel Hecklau Haben Sie mal 'ne Karte? printing of a business card
"Effektiv" 18
Axel Hecklau Die Macht des Feuers matchbox on hand slowly moves until it stands on edge
"Effektiv" 20
Axel Hecklau Ausgelöffelt spoon changes to fork, in mouth
Also published here "Effektiv" 22
Axel Hecklau "Effektiv" lochen hole travels from one piece of paper to another, black art
Inspired by "Effektiv" 25
Axel Hecklau Schneller Geld machen 100-dollar bill switch handling
"Effektiv" 30
Axel Hecklau War die Mafia schneller? cut and restored bill, with cutter knife
"Effektiv" 34
Axel Hecklau Der 5-Euro Flip bill transformation, to other bill
"Effektiv" 39
Axel Hecklau Wild Sign cards are signed by performer, faces of cards vanish and only signatures remain
"Effektiv" 42
Axel Hecklau Das A-H-Selzerschneiden different methods
"Effektiv" 47
Axel Hecklau Auf das Wesentliche reduziert - (K)ein Selzerschneiden
Inspired by
  • Rudolf Braunmüller & Terry Seabrooke's "Achten Sie auf Ihre Füsse"
"Effektiv" 52
Jerry Sadowitz 26 Card Cut
Related to Cut Controls 17
Gazzo Hecklers
Street Cups and Balls 25
David Kaye Where The Heck Is That Darn Line?
Seriously Silly 154
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 433
Keith "Kip" Pascal Cheap Shot Snatch technique to deal with hecklers
Coin Snatching 31
Robin Robertson, Steve Dusheck On Your Mark cards openly marked on back, deck is used for mindreading and transposition
Best of Friends - Volume III 182
Axel Hecklau Einleitung
"Details" 4
Axel Hecklau Cola-Cap unbend cap in bottle
Inspired by "Details" 6
Axel Hecklau One Coin coin vanish and reproduction
"Details" 14
Axel Hecklau Setzen Sie sich bitte! four different spectators select a card, four Aces
"Details" 17
Axel Hecklau Das Prisma (eine Schalfärbung) with silk scarf and special gimmick
"Details" 20
Axel Hecklau Der Center Tear divination of a famous person, structure and handling of center tear
"Details" 24
Axel Hecklau Out of this world - Xtrem
"Details" 37
Axel Hecklau Ein Becher Just a Cup precursor
"Details" 40
Román García Index writing on back of joker is moved and card can be checked immediately
Nanomagias 223
Steve Beam Checkmate three cards are matched with cutting procedure by spectator, inspired by Gardner's "Ace-Two-Three Trick" (Ibidem #6)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 77
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #3 on illustrations, John Riggs, Upside Down, Human Printing Press, Credit Check
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) xii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #5 on Creating Magic, Stewart James, David Ben, Credit Check
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) xv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #7 on Multiple Impact, The Great Divide, Siamese Stab, Credit Check
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) xix
Axel Hecklau Spoonaround
Spoonaround 3
Axel Hecklau The three different routines overview
Spoonaround 4
Axel Hecklau The mouth transformation spoon changes to fork, in mouth
Also published here Spoonaround 5
Axel Hecklau The pure transformation spoon transforms inside an envelope
Spoonaround 9
Lorenz Schär, Axel Hecklau Through and Through with "Revelation" spoon inside an envelope is pierced with a knife and then transforms into fork
Spoonaround 11
Axel Hecklau Ausgelöffelt
Spoonaround 15
Axel Hecklau Die drei Routinen overview
Spoonaround 16
Axel Hecklau Die Verwandlung im Mund spoon changes to fork, in mouth
Spoonaround 17
Axel Hecklau Die pure Verwandlung spoon transforms inside an envelope
Spoonaround 21
Lorenz Schär, Axel Hecklau Die Durchdringung mit Erklärung spoon inside an envelope is pierced with a knife and then transforms into fork
Spoonaround 23
Karl Fulves KF Notes on Berg's "Dream" 1. Check Kiting
2. Horse Sense
3. The Traveler
Inspired by Xtra Credit (Issue 9) 66
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Going Further Other books to check out
Magical Mathematics 220
Steve Dusheck Hybrid Coin one coin imitating two coins in a stack
Also published here The F.F.F.F. Book 75
Garrett Thomas The French Dropper / Take That! How to deal with audiences who want to be the center of attention by heckling
The Gift of Magic: Amazing Moments 10
Christoph Borer Ads of this World out of this world with advertising brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to Endlose Möglichkeiten 4
John Born Motivation: Glued Deck Use a solid deck to stop hecklers from trying to perform with your deck
Seeking the Bridge 123
Larry Jennings, Benjamin Earl The Quick Check Bottom Deal
Inspired by Less is More 2 9
Axel Hecklau Herzlich willkommen
Evolution 5
Axel Hecklau Die Schicksalsentscheidung cards are eliminated and on remains, prediction on paper transforms into selection
Evolution 6
Axel Hecklau Der Dog-Ear-Switch tearing sheet off a note pad, switching page
Evolution 10
Axel Hecklau Der verdeckte "Dog-Ear-Switch" tearing sheet off a note pad, switching page , first folded in half
Evolution 14
Axel Hecklau Die Universalweste design for secret waistcoat, to store props
Evolution 18
Axel Hecklau Der Spezialhalter magnet holder for playing cards etc., in conjunction with Die Universalweste
Evolution 20
Axel Hecklau Karte unter Schachtel
Inspired by Evolution 22
Axel Hecklau Die Papierrose folding a rose from paper napkin / tissue paper
Evolution 24
Axel Hecklau Seil durch Handgelenk rope penetrates wrist
Evolution 28
Axel Hecklau Auftrittsorganisation per PDF organization of business (shows, contacts etc), using PDF
Evolution 30
G Checkmate (将军) Miraskill with Chinese Chess pieces
Believe 37
Benjamin Earl Peeked Card as Thought-of Card
Related to Psychologica 9
Roberto Giobbi Interaction with the Spectator
  • Thank You Very Much!
  • The Personal Touch
  • Win-Win
  • Dealing with Problem Spectators (hecklers)
  • Dismissing the Spectator
  • Concluding Remarks
Standup Card Magic 30
Christoph Borer Die Reiseprospekte out of this world with travel brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to 21 30
Harapan Ong Checkmate chess figure appears behind card on hand
Inspired by Principia 187
Johnny Thompson Faro Check Handling to get break in center
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 107
Ryan Murray Checking the Weave
Curious Weaving xxi
Harapan Ong Recommended Reading Books to check out on memorized deck magic
A Stack to Forget 75
Helder Guimarães Simplicity "Protecting the Essence"
  • The Essence is Not the Method
  • The Essence Relates to the Intellectual Effect
  • To Shine, the Essence Needs a Context
  • The Essence is a Construction
  • The Essence is Totally Revealed Near the Climax
  • The Essence is not a Fact Checker
  • You Always Feel the Essence
Secret Language — Volume 1 368
Samuel Varg, Jon Allen The Double Peek Warped Coin Routine coin bends when held by spectator's hands, includes nice subtlety by Jon Allen where spectator can peek at the coin to check it has bent yet
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2)) 168
Steve Forte Stevens' Riffle Cull myth-busting commentary and reality check
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 272
Unknown check tapper by hustler FF, tapping-on-table cover, involving bumping a check into pot
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 319
Steve Forte Observations analysis and fact checks
  • title
  • title page
  • preface
  • introduction
  • gambling houses
  • advantages
  • gamblers
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 612
Steve Forte Card Table Artifice analysis and fact checks
  • Professional Secrets
  • holdouts
  • prepared cards
  • prepared cards (strippers)
  • faro
  • confederacy
  • two methods of shuffling
  • primary accomplishments
  • possibilities of the blind
  • uniformity of action
  • deportment
  • display of ability
  • greatest single accomplishment
  • effect of suspicion
  • acquiring the art
  • importance of details
  • Technical Terms
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 617
Steve Forte Erdnase System of Blind Shuffles analysis and fact checks
  • (I) To Retain Top Stock
  • (II) To Retain Top Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
  • (III) To Retain the Bottom Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
  • Recommenation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 633
Steve Forte Erdnase System of Blind Riffles and Cuts analysis and fact checks
  • Blind Riffles
    • I. To Retain the Top Stock
    • II. To Retain the Bottom Stock
    • Recommendation
  • Blind Cuts
    • I. To Retain Bottom Stock - Top Losing One Card
    • II. To Retain the Complete Stock
    • III. To Retain Top Stock
    • IV. To Retain Bottom Stock
  • Combination Riffle and Cuts
    • V. To Retain Bottom Stock - Riffle II and Cut IV
    • Recommendation
  • Fancy Blind Cuts
    • I & II. To Retain the Complete Stock
    • One-handed Fancy True Cut
    • Annotators
    • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 635
Steve Forte To Indicate the Location for the Cut analysis and fact checks
  • Brief I (half-deck crimp)
  • Brief II (side jog)
  • Brief III (table crimp)
  • Brief IV
  • Annotators
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 644
Steve Forte Bottom Dealing analysis and fact checks
  • The "Erdnase Grip"
  • Top and Bottom Dealing with One Hand
  • Stud Bottom
  • Annotators
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 646
Steve Forte Second Dealing analysis and fact checks
  • Annotators
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 652
Steve Forte Ordinary Methods of Stocking, Locating and Securing analysis and fact checks, riffle stacking credit information
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 655
Steve Forte Stock Shuffle analysis and fact checks
  • Annotators
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 658
Steve Forte The Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling analysis and fact checks
  • Annotators
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 660
Steve Forte The Erdnase System of Cull Shuffling analysis and fact checks
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 664
Steve Forte The Erdnase System of Palming analysis and fact checks
  • Top Palms (first and second methods)
  • Annotators
  • Bottom Palms (first and second methods)
  • Bottom Palm When Cards Are Riffled
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 666
Steve Forte To Maintain the Bottom Palm While Dealing analysis and fact checks
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 670
Steve Forte To Hold the Location of the Cut While Dealing analysis and fact checks
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 672
Steve Forte Shifts analysis and fact checks
  • Annotators
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 673
Steve Forte To Ascertain the Top Cards while Riffling and Reserve them at Bottom analysis and fact checks
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 677
Steve Forte Mode of Holding the Hand analysis and fact checks
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 679
Steve Forte Skinning the Hand analysis and fact checks
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 679
Steve Forte cutting checks cutting off a group each of one, two, three, four and five cards, running the scale
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 982
Steve Forte The Player Without an Ally analysis and fact checks, cut really biggest obstacle?
  • Dealing Without the Cut
  • Replacing the Cut as Before
  • Holding out for the Cut
  • Shifting the Cut
  • Dealing Too Many
  • Crimping for the Cut
  • Replacing Palm When Cutting
    • 1. cap to bottom during strip
    • 2. cap to bottom during cut
    • 3. hand with palmed cards cuts the deck, then caps
  • The Short Deck
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 681
Steve Forte Three Card Monte analysis and fact checks
  • Recommendation
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 689
Steve Forte The Revelations analysis and fact checks about Erdnase and his book
  • The Thought Process
  • Plagiarism
    • Early Authors on Cheating
    • Stealing Information
    • Erdnase Versus the Early Authors
  • Sub-par Gambling Moves
    • Practical Applications
    • Technical Considerations
    • Technical Perfection
    • Technical Improvement
    • Knowledge Is A Process
    • Nothing But Moves
    • The Expert's Best Gambling Moves
  • Omissions
    • Betrayed No Confidences
    • Pressure From Clubs and Cheaters
    • Maybe Erdnase Didn't Know?
    • No Omissions
    • More Omissions
  • Oddities
    • Choice of Words
    • Inventorship
    • Attention To Detail
    • Single-o
    • Pseudonyms
    • Before and After
    • Contradictions
    • Gambling Influence
    • Multiple Sources
    • Self-Incrimination
  • Did Erdnase Violate His Own Principles?
  • Magic
    • magic at the card table
    • Dai Vernon
    • A Modern Development (Joe Crist, Artanis)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 689