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Francis Carlyle The Carlyle False Count I. To Count a Number of Cards Showing Less Than There Are.
II. To Count a Number of Cards as More Than They Really Are.
Related toVariations 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 15
R. C. Buff Paper Napkin Vanish
Related to 1945 My Best 157
Edward Marlo Poker Prediction and a Principle spectator shuffles, yet aces are dealt out
Variations 1953 The Cardician 33
Cy Endfield The Catch in the Pack next to selection or at named position
Related to 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part III 14
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Demonstration half deck set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 223
Karrell Fox Lost and Found matchbook as card easel, wrong card changes into selection when deck is riffled against it on easel
Related toVariations 1960 Comedy a la Card 9
Nate Leipzig Slap Four Ace Routine Aces disappear and reappear on deck one by one
Related toVariations 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 42
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Opener card comes to the bottom of the deck several times, then penetrates performer's hand
Variations 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 156
Edward Marlo Power Poker #1 stacking aces, everybody gets a good hand as well
Related toVariations 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects) 12
Al Flosso, Karl Fulves The Wonderful Coin Trick coin held with visible pull as gag, then really vanishes from end of pull
Variations Aug. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 52
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)
Inspired byAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Dai Vernon, Bruce Cervon Devil's Elevator apparent second, third, fourth deals with small packet
Inspired by
  • "The Devil's Elevator" (Necromancer #9)
Related toVariations
1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 143
Alex Elmsley, Michael Skinner Miracle Worker between your palms
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 204
Michael Skinner Die Verwirrende Kugeldose
Also published here
  • Magicana, Genii magazine
July 1973 Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Michael Skinner Francis Carlyle's Ghost
Variations 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Michael Skinner, Ricky Jay, Dai Vernon Quick-Way Wild Card four double facers, for rebuttal of Ricky Jay claim see Pabular reference
Related to 1977 Wildcard Miracles 59
Ricky Jay Open Letter to Pabular Statement, he never gave permission for being mentioned in referenced trick
Related to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 491
Michael Skinner Coin Entrapped copper and silver coin placed on card case, named one penetrates cellophane and is underneath
Related toVariations 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1065
Bruce Arnold From Bruce Arnold
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 31) 119
Michael Skinner Die Karte an der Deck uses rubber band idea by Carl Zamloch, wax on ring
Also published here
  • "The Transfixed Card" in "Genii" Vol. 33, Nr. 5. P. 203, 1969.
1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 1
Michael Skinner Das Gedanken-Projektions-Spiel two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-up
Also published here 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 6
Michael Skinner Ein unorthodoxer Münzentrick
Inspired byAlso published here 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 7
Michael Skinner Riesenmünzen-Produktion coin turns into jumbo coin under handkerchief, sleeve load
1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 8
Michael Skinner Die verwirrende Kugeldose
1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 8
Michael Skinner Das zerrissene und wiederhergestellte Zigarettenpapier
Related to 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 14
Michael Skinner Karten durch Zeitung with duplicate
Related to 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 15
Michael Skinner Atom Poker Mal Zwei two phases, set-up, first in Talisman
Related to 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 16
Michael Skinner, Joseph Romano Zigarettenpapier-Transposition
Also published here 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 17
Michael Skinner, Joe Fisher The Haunted Card tabled, card spins out between halves
1979 Variations 22
Michael Skinner The Miracle Speller
1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 11
Larry Jennings, Michael Skinner Impossible Location selection lost, top and bottom card total ten, ten cards cut off, then selection
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 21
Michael Skinner Three Different Ways three selections made in different ways and found in different ways with two four-of-a-kinds along the way
1981 Arcane (Issue 4) 33
Michael Skinner Block Pushoff Technique
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 39
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Intimate Magic by Michael Skinner (written by Jeff Busby) 1982 Epoptica (Issue 2) 76
Michael Skinner Thought Projection Pack two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-up
Also published here 1982 Intimate Magic 1
Michael Skinner, Frank Chapman Slow Motion Coin Vanish
1982 Intimate Magic 3
Michael Skinner A Multitude of Surprises silver coin appears on handkerchief, changes to copper, jumbo coin appears
1982 Intimate Magic 6
Michael Skinner Thrice Severed... Thrice Restored thumb tip
1982 Intimate Magic 8
Michael Skinner The Wonderful Coin Trick Revisited coin disappears and reappears, sucker trick with openly visible elastic thread, hook coin
Inspired byAlso published here 1982 Intimate Magic 12
Michael Skinner Bewildering Ball Vase
1982 Intimate Magic 15
Michael Skinner Power Poker two phases, set-up
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Intimate Magic 22
Michael Skinner The Transfixed Card without mess, credit information
1982 Intimate Magic 25
Michael Skinner Side Steal Handling from spread
1982 Intimate Magic 26
Michael Skinner All-Fair Card Through Newspaper
Related to 1982 Intimate Magic 28
Michael Skinner Quadruple Torn Cigarette Paper
Related to 1982 Intimate Magic 32
Michael Skinner, Joseph Romano Cigarette Paper Transposition cigarette paper with hole burned in center transposes with one with torn off corner
Also published here 1982 Intimate Magic 35
Al Smith (reviewer) Intimate Magic by Michael Skinner (written by Jeff Busby) 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1057
Michael Skinner, Herb Zarrow Block Push-Off Technique Herb Zarrow's?
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 11) 91
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Intimate Magic by Michael Skinner (written by Jeff Busby) 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 15) 144
Michael Skinner Slowly Folding slow motion coin vanish using a folding coin
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 145
Michael Skinner Up The Ladder Aces Aces shoot out during tabled cutting sequence one by one
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 147
Michael Skinner SentiMental Aces
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 148
Michael Skinner Tabled Replacement unto small packet
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 149
Michael Ammar Bravo... Michael Skinner
1983 Encore III 92
Herb Zarrow, Michael Skinner Block PushOff Technique
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 48
Michael Skinner New King Cut Kings change to Aces, Kings are also cut to
Also published here 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 53
Michael Skinner Satan Deals Again false deal demo with small packet
Inspired byVariations 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 311
Michael Skinner Skinner's Spidergrip Vanish
Related to 1985 Expert Coin Magic 14
Michael Skinner, Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation pop over on Fan
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 91
Michael Skinner, Ross Bertram, Edward Marlo Skinner's Spidergrip Vanish
1989 Williamson's Wonders 50
Michael Skinner Introductory Encomia
1991 Carneycopia vii
Michael Skinner Jazz Notes
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert i
James Swain, Michael Skinner Dream Poker magician deals himself winning poker hand from spectator shuffled deck. Uses partial stack
1992 Don't Blink 19
Michael Skinner Two Tales of Eddie
  • The Carnival Dice Game
  • Paper Balls Over the Head
1993 Fechter 22
Michael Skinner Foreward
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 3
Gene Maze One-Handed Open Double Deal apparently top two cards are dealt on table one-handed, really one comes from bottom (Michael Skinner?)
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 113
Michael Skinner, Francis Carlyle Das Falschzählen von Geldscheinen false counting bills
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 ZauberKunst 5
Michael Skinner Getting a Break over Bottom Card
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 57) 1078
Mike Gallo The Eight-Legged Coin Vanish
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 57) 1086
Karl Fulves Mona Lisa No. 32, King of Spades changes into Queen of Hearts
Inspired by 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 58
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Classic Sampler by Michael Skinner 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 3) 125
Michael Skinner, Bill Simon The Business on the Business Card Prediction two methods
1996 Classic Sampler 1
Michael Skinner The Mona Lisa Card Trick
Related toVariations 1996 Classic Sampler 4
Michael Skinner The Conus Aces eliminating the sucker part
1996 Classic Sampler 6
Michael Skinner Oil and Water Rides Again 4&4, three phases, all red climax
1996 Classic Sampler 9
Michael Skinner Taking Our Lumps applications for sticking things behind table edge: broken and restored match, dice transformation (to sugar)
1996 Classic Sampler 16
Michael Skinner, Al Koran A Deeper Mystery
Inspired by 1996 Classic Sampler 18
Michael Skinner New King Cut Kings change to Aces, Kings are also cut to
Also published here 1996 Classic Sampler 20
Michael Skinner On the Card to Wallet
1996 Classic Sampler 24
Michael Skinner From Palm to Inner Pocket
1996 Classic Sampler 26
Michael Skinner For Lovers Only business card to wallet presentation
1996 Classic Sampler 27
Michael Skinner Birthday Telepathy number divination, possible via telephone
1996 Classic Sampler 29
Michael Skinner The Mental Photography Deck Nudist Deck routine
1996 Classic Sampler 31
Michael Skinner The Memorized Deck two memorized deck orders with different features
1996 Classic Sampler 35
Michael Skinner The Monkey's Paw memory demonstration, memorized deck, ending in new deck order
1996 Classic Sampler 37
Michael Skinner One for the Boys two card challenge divination, memorized deck, deck switch under table
1996 Classic Sampler 38
Michael Skinner Torn and Restored Soda Straw Wrapper
Inspired by 1996 Classic Sampler 40
Michael Skinner The Boomerang Card card is tossed up and caught in deck at any number down named by spectator
Inspired by 1996 Classic Sampler 43
Michael Skinner Floating the Jog getting a break under any number of cards one wishes
1996 Classic Sampler 43
Michael Skinner, Nate Leipzig Skinning the Fat off the Bone... Nate Leipzig's Slap Aces Aces disappear and reappear on deck one by one
Inspired byVariations 1996 Classic Sampler 46
Michael Skinner Aces Out of Another Dimension aces are found via random count downs (bottom deal), kings as well
Related to 1996 Classic Sampler 49
Michael Skinner Instant Replay
Inspired by 1996 Classic Sampler 53
Michael Skinner A Poker Deal spectator deals, royal flush
1996 Classic Sampler 56
Michael Skinner Tapping Replacement
1996 Classic Sampler 57
Michael Skinner The School Boy Trick updated handling
1996 Classic Sampler 61
Michael Skinner One-Handed Hole Card Switch
1996 Classic Sampler 63
Michael Skinner Did You Wash Behind Your Ears? two coins appear and disappear, hook coin
1996 Classic Sampler 66
Michael Skinner, R. C. Buff The Trash Compactor torn off corner
Inspired by 1996 Classic Sampler 68
Michael Skinner Top and Bottom Blackstone two selections
1996 Classic Sampler 70
Michael Skinner A Needle in a Haystack joker placed next to thought-of card under challenge conditions, thirteen extra cards behind back
1996 Classic Sampler 74
Michael Skinner Knocking Out the Aces tabled production routine
1996 Classic Sampler 76
Michael Skinner Rouge et Noir small packet OOTW
1996 Classic Sampler 84
Michael Skinner Pocket Packet Switch brief, at end of a routine
1996 Miracles with Cards 61
James Swain Australian Aces Revisited spelling four answers to questions, aces on top and kings on bottom of piles
Inspired by 1996 Miracles with Cards 62
Michael Skinner Preface
  • Practice New Sleights
  • Choosing An Effect
  • Grouping Your Effects
  • Practice
  • Cleaning Up
  • Change Pace
  • Magic for Magicians
  • Perform Often
1996 Classic Sampler
William Murray Profile on Michael Skinner
1996 Classic Sampler i
Michael Skinner A Few Words Before We Begin
1996 Classic Sampler xvi
Michael Skinner, William Goodwin New Year's Resolution spectator cuts deck in four piles and selects four cards from second deck, those values are used to count down to the Aces in the four piles
1997 The Ancient Empty Street 3
Peter Duffie The Winning Formula Three cards set aside, card is selected and lost. Two of the three cards are used to find selection
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 75
Michael Skinner Placement Principle to any position
1999 21st Century Card Magic 99
Roger Crosthwaite Afterword on Michael Skinner
1999 Arcardia 197
Chuck Smith, Michael Skinner Mighty Memory third of deck stacked, multiple phases
2000 Tools Of The Trade 19
Michael Skinner, Francis Carlyle Falschzählen von Geldscheinen false counting bills, see reference
Also published here 2000 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 1 11
Michael Skinner, Karl Fulves Hands & Table Double Cut
2001 The Magic Thrust 19
John Carney, Nate Leipzig, Michael Skinner Leipzig-Skinner Surprise selection appears on face of deck, penetrates hand, appears face-up on deck
Inspired by 2002 The Book of Secrets 206
Michael Skinner Removing the Deck from the Case
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1334
Jack Avis (reviewer) Mike Skinner Lecture by Michael Skinner
notes and lists, no details
2006 Rara Avis 216
Karl Fulves Great Wall - Coin Variation coin penetrates into clear plastic bag
Inspired by 2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 318
Michael Skinner KM Move with in-transit action
Oct. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10) 19
Roberto Giobbi (reviewer) Classic Sampler by Michael Skinner 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue June 23) 186
Michael Skinner, Francis Carlyle Falschzählen von Geldscheinen false counting bills, see reference
Related to 2010 Geld und Schein 9
Steve Reynolds Neo Slap Aces Aces appear on deck one by one
Inspired by 2010 Trench Work 22
Gary Plants 1987 St. Louis Magic Jubilee about Michael Skinner's lecture in 1987
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 4
Michael Skinner A Few Words from Various Luminaries of the Art quotes given by Michael Skinner from Annemann, Hugard, Baker, LePaul, Tarbell, Vernon
2011 Lecture Notes — Honolulu Hawaii 5
Michael Skinner The Hay-Dai Stack mental speller, leads to Vernon Poker Demonstration
Inspired by
  • Henry Hay's "The Mental Selection Speller" in "The Amateur Magician's Handbook", p. 120.
Related to
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 243
Christian Scherer Der Sohn des Hofmusikanten combination of Ball and Vase and the Ghost Music Box
Inspired byRelated to 2014 Schlaglichter 71
So Sato Another "All Backs"
Inspired by
  • "Direct Backs and Faces" (Michael Skinner, video tape)
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 30
Roberto Giobbi, Michael Skinner, Jack Merlin Intriguing Bits of Business with examples by Skinner & Merlin
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 27) 91
Michael Skinner, Edward Marlo Skinner on Marlo's Poker Deal spectator deals himself the aces, bottom deal stacking, same as Marlo's really
Inspired byRelated to
  • Michael Skinner Private Tape (DVD, ca. 1988, edited by Richard Kaufman)
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 24) 305
Michael Skinner, Francis Carlyle False counting the bills
Also published here 2017 Magic Illusions 15
Ricky Smith The Runcible Card Trick accidentally torn card is put away and spectator selects it again from deck, then it turns out to be paperclipped card from beginning
Inspired by
  • "Torn & Restored Card" (Bill Woodfield, Michael Skinner's Professional Close-Up Magic)
  • "#*@!" (Jay Sankey, 1990)
2017 Threeve 36
Michael Skinner Loading Technique
Related to 2017 Threeve 47
Helder Guimarães Midas's Touch "The Perception of Luck"
  • First Phase: small packet dealing demonstration with Ace through Five of Spades
  • Second Phase: those five cards are shown in random order, then suddenly sequential order
  • Third Phase: named poker hand is produced from a shuffled deck
Inspired by 2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 406
Steve Forte Michael Skinner Mystery cutting the bottom card to the top in a single above-table cut, ideas and posed as a problem
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 860