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Tom Sellers A Novel Match Box and Die Trick multiple out one out of six prediction
Variations 1927 16
Stewart James Numismatigic coin divination behind back, magnetism
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 25)
157
L. Vosburgh Lyons The Knickel of Kanadah coin divination, magnetism
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 72)
486
Elmer Applegit The Story of One Card Pete with rhyming patter
Variations 1939 34
Paul LePaul There It Is! visual thing, drawing on cover of Dover Reprint..., for credit information see references
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 167
Eddie Joseph Almost a Miracle two selections are found, with apparent failure
Related to 1940 ca. 11
Dr. William T. Palchinas Card Determined card selected via down-under-deal procedure is divined by performer, general rule
Variations 1941
The Jinx (Issue 139)
788
Clayton Rawson No Corpse for the Coffin crimping selection, then "There It Is" with unload for transformation of wrong card into selection
Inspired byVariations July 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 14)
58
Bob Hummer Instruction Sheet for Improved It's Murder with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divined
Related to 1947 1
Nepomuk Nepomuk's Necromancy two coins penetrate cigar box
Related toAlso published here Aprs 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 200)
798
Arthur Hastings D. F. C.
Inspired byRelated toVariations Oct. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 265)
1060
Bill Simon The Simon Secret Addition Aces apparently put on top of deck in out-jogged fanned condition, really under top cards, left hand held with back of hand towards spectators
Related toVariations 1952 107
Bob Hummer Mind Reader's Dream cards dealt according to thought-of card, with Dreambook to transfer number to card
VariationsAlso published here 1952 1
Edward Marlo Affinity two spectators deal down, stop at a card and place rest on top, deck dealt into two piles and they then in unison, selections are in same position
Related toVariations 1952 6
Bruce Elliott The Die is Cast invisible die is thrown and outcome predicted with a matchbox, see p. 1185 for additional ideas by Frank Huck
Related toVariations Oct. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 292)
1166
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem on the new magazine and the content of the first issue
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
1
P. Howard Lyons Cheating at Cheating No. 1, intro to column
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
12
P. Howard Lyons Middle Deal faking center deal with all Aces in the center together, then turnover pass and bottom deal
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
12
P. Howard Lyons No Switch Switch fake deck switch demo with different-colored decks
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
12
P. Howard Lyons Double Dealing Second Deal fake second deal demonstration with a duplicate, or a mene-tekel deck
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
13
P. Howard Lyons Infallible Coincidence deck cut, half the cards counted into a pile, cards turned up simultaneously, one match occurs which is previously announced by value and position
Inspired by
  • "The Frequent Miracle" (Tom Boyer)
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
16
P. Howard Lyons Infallible Force deck cut, half the cards counted into a pile, cards turned up simultaneously until stopped, the two cards add up to fourteen
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
17
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
1
P. Howard Lyons Double Up "The laziest ambitious card in history"
  • Part I: two decks dealt in unison until stopped, the two values are added and counted down in a third deck to a predicted card
  • Part II: the two selections are then buried in their decks and rise to the top
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
11
P. Howard Lyons M. C. Bit gag in which MC is interrupted by escape artist multiple times
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
12
P. Howard Lyons Songs of Tom Lehrer discussion of Tom Lehrer's album and its songs
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
14
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
1
Stewart James The Open Prediction #1 card predicted, another card selected and replaced, the card after that selection is then dealt as only face-down card, with reverse cull under-the-spread force
Variations Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
4
P. Howard Lyons The Lyons Share intro to Open Prediction methods by Lyons
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
18
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #26 prediction written on face of another card (which is used to hold out the force card), turnover pass
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
18
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #27 prediction card palmed to bottom of deck after the deal, double deal turnover
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
18
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #28 prediction written on sticky double facer
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
19
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #29 under-the-spread force and cards above and below are turned over, then dealing through cards without turning anything over
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
19
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #30 bold discrepancy spread touch force, top card forced
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
19
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #31 stooge
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
20
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #32 prediction written on double facer, using a move from the Hastings routine
Related toVariations Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
20
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #33 prediction written on double facer, variation of previous routine
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
20
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #34 switch with Turnover Change after deal
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
20
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #35 double facer and turnover pass
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
21
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #36 palmed-in double facer and Downs Change
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
21
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
1
P. Howard Lyons, Tom Ransom, Norman Houghton Divination of Two Mentally Chosen Cards two selections made from two halves with "counting pile and remember card at that position" procedure
Inspired byVariations Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
5
Stewart James An Addition and a Teaser
Inspired byRelated to Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
6
P. Howard Lyons Break Even card peeked at, two halves made, performer shows written prediction, both cards are dealt simultaneously and performer shouts stop, next cards are selection and predicted card
Related toVariations Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
8
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #37 prediction written on double facer, prediction later inserted in spread after deal
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
15
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #38 card with prediction written on it is shuffled into deck ("mildly", risky), the card after that one is left face down in dealing process
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
15
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #39 spectator cuts and turns that part over and deals through it, first face-down card left face down
Variations Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
15
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #40 spectator cuts and turns that part over and deals through it, first face-down card left face down, marked instead of stacked
Inspired by Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
16
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #41 full-deck stack, value of top card used to determine which card will be dealt face down
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
16
P. Howard Lyons Dirty Deal five spectators remember a card in a poker hand each, those cards eventually end up in one poker hand in a later deal
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
17
P. Howard Lyons Cheating at Cheating No. 2
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
19
P. Howard Lyons Prak-Tekel Hand Control dealing two hands from a Menetekel deck, cards chosen from one hand are divined or located by touch in pocket
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
19
Edward Marlo The Separating Aces four Aces distribute in the deck, three methods, all cards face-down
Variations 1956
The New Phoenix (Issue 338)
162
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
1
P. Howard Lyons Information Wanted Departed requesting information about Dai Vernon's Exclusive Card Mysteries manuscript
Related to Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
4
Tom Ransom Brown Study two spectators cut off a small pile, shuffle and remember the bottom card, all replaced and done with the performer's back turned, cards are found
Inspired byRelated to Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
5
P. Howard Lyons Out of This Mind gag out of this world version in which one pile is all e.g. Sevens of Diamonds and the other all Six of Clubs duplicates
Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
8
Ken Beale Setting Up Exercise method to set up Eight Kings quickly at home
Related toVariations Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
10
P. Howard Lyons Cheating at Cheating - Number Three
Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
14
P. Howard Lyons The Negative Miracle any card slid out of red-backed deck and shown, in second deck all cards are in new deck order and the selection is blank
  • Finger Flinger Method (one deck only, chosen card becomes blank card)
Related to Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
18
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Related to July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
1
Mel Stover Two Cues three different-colored envelopes and paper cards, spectator puts cards in envelopes so the colors do not match, envelopes distributed by spectator in two pockets and one left on table, performer picks up tabled envelope and divines location of all colored cards, Free Will
Variations July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
4
P. Howard Lyons Ambiguous Cards three different-colored envelopes and paper cards, spectator puts cards in envelopes so the colors do not match, envelopes distributed by spectator in two pockets and one left on table, performer picks up tabled envelope and writes down the color distribution (with ambiguous statements)
Inspired by July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
4
P. Howard Lyons Blood is thicker than Oil 4&4, face-up mix
July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
11
P. Howard Lyons On an Article "How to Magically Vanish an Elephant" on Foster Terrell article in Linking Ring
July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
11
P. Howard Lyons On an Article "How to Magically Vanish an Elephant" on Foster Terrell article in Linking Ring
July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
11
Faucett Ross Background on the DeeVee Manuscript information about Dai Vernon's early card manuscripts
Related to July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
12
P. Howard Lyons Cheating at Cheating No. 4
July 1956
Ibidem (Issue 6)
21
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
1
Norman Houghton Movable Marker stab force handling, card stabbed in deck, break at force card slightly below center
Variations Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
12
P. Howard Lyons Wildroot 4&4 with extra card
Related toVariations Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
18
P. Howard Lyons Money Maker mis-made bills come out of money maker prop
Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
22
Norman Houghton Suggestion Box suggesting the trick title "Psi Stebbins", challenge to come up with a trick
Variations Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
23
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
1
Edward Marlo A Miracle with Cards four spectators each cut off a packet, remember the bottom card and shuffle the whole packet, performer looks at each packet and finds the selections, secretly counting the packets, last card from pocket
  • alternative in which the last wrong card changes into selection
Related toVariations Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
11
Dai Vernon Penetration of Thought two packets of four Aces each with different-colored backs, thought-of Ace transposes
Related toVariations 1957 51
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
1
Amazing James Randi A Clean Book Test words circled on page of Reader's Digest, page torn out and crumpled up, performer divines words, secret duplicate page under forced page
Related to Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
3
Francis Haxton Three More three cards taken from one pile, one chosen, all three replaced reversed in one half, only chosen card travels reversed to other half
  • First Variation
  • Second Variation
  • Third Variation
Inspired by
  • "Take Three" in Peter Warlock's Pentagram, July 1955
Variations
Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
4
P. Howard Lyons Three Up Ace-Two-Three rise from middle of deck to top individually
Related toVariations Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
9
P. Howard Lyons Covered Secret Addition bottom card of several slipped into break near top
Related to Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
9
P. Howard Lyons Final 3 Cardmanship sequence for last three cards
Related to Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
11
P. Howard Lyons 2 with 6 3&3
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
16
P. Howard Lyons Clown Version 3&3, one color is never shown after the initial display (& switch), all one color at the end
Variations Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
21
P. Howard Lyons Slipduc six-card spread held with both hands, hand separate with half the cards each, center two cards are switched secretly, 3&3 oil and water application
Variations Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
22
P. Howard Lyons Department Dept. comments on the different columns of the magazine
  • Principles Only
  • Titles Only
  • Cheating at Cheating
  • Suggestion Box
  • Effects Only
Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
26
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
June 1957
Ibidem (Issue 10)
1
P. Howard Lyons Athlete's Fool spectator stabs Joker in deck and remembers card above it which is cut to bottom, Joker whispers card to performer, deck dropped on Joker, Joker rises to top and whispers top card
Inspired by June 1957
Ibidem (Issue 10)
6
P. Howard Lyons On the Sound Switch comments on a switch that is activated by a loud sound, dog whistle
June 1957
Ibidem (Issue 10)
7
P. Howard Lyons Puzzle for Marks spectator stabs Joker in deck and remembers card above it which is shuffled back in, performer divines card, spectator then pushed out any card which is selection
June 1957
Ibidem (Issue 10)
8
P. Howard Lyons Here There & Everywhere with Hofzinser's presentation, one duplicate
June 1957
Ibidem (Issue 10)
11
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
1
P. Howard Lyons Jumping Jehosophat three cards taken from one pile, one chosen, all three replaced reversed in one half, only chosen card travels reversed to other half
Inspired by Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
2
P. Howard Lyons Psi Stebbins - Method I spectator cuts off a packet, remembers the bottom card and shuffles the whole packet, then reads out all the cards and performer names selections, spectator shuffles packet, remembers new bottom card, puts packet on deck and reads off cards, performer stops at selection
Inspired byRelated toVariations Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
6
P. Howard Lyons Psi Stebbins - Method II deck cut in half, two spectators each remember top card of their half and cut, performer looks at one half and names both cards
Related to Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
6
P. Howard Lyons Psi Stebbins - Method III several cards are peeked at by spectators, performer divines all, consecutive peek riffle force
Related to Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
7
P. Howard Lyons High in Denmark cutting the high card with all quartets in descending order
Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
7
Edward Marlo Telephone Test
  • #2 of "3 Mental Effects"
over telephone or from another room, spectator deals cards one at a time and calls them out and thinks of one of them, performer divines it, repeat with two cards (one thought of, another selection placed besides it, then the order called out), optional ideas for further phase
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
10
P. Howard Lyons Telephone Extension different handling for second phase of Marlo's routine
Inspired by Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
13
P. Howard Lyons Psi on the Telephone telephone version
Inspired by Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
13
William P. Miesel 33 Up Ace-Two-Three rise from middle of deck to top individually
Inspired by Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
19
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
1
L. Vosburgh Lyons Cubeb puzzle with cubes that have six different colors in different arrangements
Related toVariations Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
8
P. Howard Lyons Somerset card chosen and lost, performer removes a few cards, selection remains after elimination procedure
Inspired by Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
11
P. Howard Lyons Department Page
Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
12
P. Howard Lyons Stripper Trick picking-off-the-pip ends with cards from "wolf pack" (erotic images) with line "Now I'll take everything off"
Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
19
P. Howard Lyons Martin Gardner Force Book comment that Martin Gardner's "Mathematics, Magic And Mystery" is a force book
Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
20
Tom Ransom Magical Principles four diagrams, puzzle what they represent
Related to Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
20
(1) Any Card Called For spectator thinks of any card and whispers its name to another spectator, performer divines it, original source forgotten by Corinda
Variations 1958 35
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Kwik Key Kard diagonal crimp
Related to July 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 10)
16
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
1
P. Howard Lyons Stough comments and "departments"
Related to Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
2
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Improved Clown Version fifty-one red cards, as a gag
Inspired by Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
2
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
1
P. Howard Lyons For He's a Jolly Good Follow ten reds and ten blacks
Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
11
P. Howard Lyons Reverse Stud hand with Aces changes into Royal Flush
Related to Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
12
P. Howard Lyons The Problem of A, B, C and D on a logic problem concerning lying
Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
16
P. Howard Lyons Why-Believe-Its taken from Ripley books
Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
17
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Dec. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 15)
1
P. Howard Lyons Everyone is a Magician quote from 1533 book Book One of "Gargantua and Pantagruel"
Dec. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 15)
9
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Mar. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 16)
1
P. Howard Lyons Phonograph Gag song normal on one side and backwards on the other side
Mar. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 16)
8
P. Howard Lyons Dream of a Dream cards dealt according to thought-of card, without reference book
Inspired by Mar. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 16)
13
Norman Houghton Two Faces of Eve four blank cards shown, two pictures of women appear with humorous presentation
Inspired by
  • Paul Estee packet trick
Variations
Mar. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 16)
19
P. Howard Lyons Ring Off
Related to Mar. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 16)
20
P. Howard Lyons Down!!! coin dropped into two nested glasses, handkerchief cover, coin travels into bottom glass, secret third glass
Inspired by
  • Gene Shelly problem in "Future Magic" in Linking Ring
Mar. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 16)
21
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
2
P. Howard Lyons Codicil deck cut into two piles, spectator looks at top cards, top cards are tabled, both transform and are brought from the pocket, with challenge presentation in which spectator must point to originally seen cards
Inspired by
  • "Never Bet on the Other Man's Game" (The Testament of R. W. Hull)
Variations
July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
7
P. Howard Lyons Scarne Envelope Challenge
July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
8
P. Howard Lyons Resurectionist Dept.
July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
12
Edward Marlo Duts presentation for Kings and Aces transposition
Related to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
13
Ken Beale, Francis Carlyle Erl & Water 3&3, three-card spread in each hand, bottom card of right-hand spread switched with top card of left-hand spread in top change action
Inspired by July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
14
Ken Beale Apartheid 3&3, one extra, with handling variation by P. Howard Lyons
Inspired byRelated to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
14
P. Howard Lyons On Derek Vernon
Related to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
18
P. Howard Lyons Noughty Crosses prediction
Related to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
20
P. Howard Lyons Departments
  • Principles Only Department
  • Review Department
  • Additional Explanation Department
  • Stick It Department
July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
21
P. Howard Lyons (reviewer) Slow Motion Poker Deals by Lin Searles July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
22
P. Howard Lyons (reviewer) Houdini by Harry Houdini (written by William Lindsay Gresham) July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
22
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
1
Martin Gardner Hummering Off
  • Second Version
Related to Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
3
L. Vosburgh Lyons, P. Howard Lyons Cubeb solution to puzzle with cubes that have six different colors in different arrangements
Inspired by Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
9
P. Howard Lyons Stuff Page
  • proposition bet in which spectator writes nine different numbers on nine cards and turns them up one at a time, performer calls stop before the highest number is turned up
  • 5x5 magic squares
Related to Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
18
P. Howard Lyons They're Really Marked performer sorts deck into reds and blacks from the back, procedure to get a mixed-up one-way deck into the right configuration by dealing once from the back and once from the face, borrowed deck is apparently marked
Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
30
P. Howard Lyons Neater Penetration odd-backed, two packets of four Aces each, thought Ace transposes
Inspired by Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
33
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem All-Marlo issue
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
1
Mel Stover Puzzle: Junior Chemist puzzle with weights
Related to Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
31
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
May 1960
Ibidem (Issue 20)
1
Mel Stover, Leo Moser, P. Howard Lyons, Martin Gardner A Short Shot proposition bet in which spectator writes nine different numbers on nine cards and turns them up one at a time, performer calls stop before the highest number is turned up
Related to May 1960
Ibidem (Issue 20)
19
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
1
Edward Marlo Holograph deck cut into two piles, spectator looks at top cards, top cards are tabled, both transform and are brought from the pocket, with challenge presentation in which spectator must point to originally seen cards
  • 1st Variation
  • 2nd Variation
  • An Original Method
  • Other Thoughts
  • A New Thought
  • Addenda re 3H idea
Inspired by June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
7
P. Howard Lyons Lyons Replacement card touched in in-the-hands spread and right hand lifted to show selection, on way down some cards are fed to bottom
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
23
P. Howard Lyons Thoughts on Threes
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
27
P. Howard Lyons (reviewer) Seconds, Centers, Bottoms by Edward Marlo June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
34
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Related to Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
1
P. Howard Lyons Unlikely Occurrence Dept Charlie Miller and Ed Marlo anecdote
Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
15
P. Howard Lyons Quote from History of Mathematics by D. E. Smith
Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
18
P. Howard Lyons 5 Corpses in 1 Coffin one of three cards thought of, they are lost, performer finds it with "There It Is" sequence
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
22
P. Howard Lyons Cutting to Kwik Key Kard cutting it to either top or bottom
Related to Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
26
P. Howard Lyons Puzzle: Smart Magic: Seven from Eleven a number puzzle from Hull & Hahne's "Smart Magic"
Related to Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
27
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
1
P. Howard Lyons 12,000 cps Cross-Over three pennies in one hand, three silver coins in other hand, they transpose one by one, using two sticky copper/silver coins
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
16
P. Howard Lyons One-Speed Reverse card is reversed on bottom, comes back face-down to top, repeats in various variations
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
17
P. Howard Lyons Over X-ertion spectator marks a card with an X behind its back, it is predicted
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
18
P. Howard Lyons Safety Match two decks shuffled, the top cards match, then one of those cards changes to match new top card of other deck
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
18
P. Howard Lyons Phraud person is phoned and asked to name any card, it is a previous selection
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
18
P. Howard Lyons On the One-Hand Ribbon Drop and Catch
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
31
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
1
P. Howard Lyons (reviewer) Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions by Martin Gardner Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
4
P. Howard Lyons Alex Elmsley Anecdote
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
20
P. Howard Lyons Suction Pen Cap pen snaps back onto pen, sight gag
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
21
Martin Gardner All The Non-Conformists named Ace is shown to have an odd back, demonstrated with multiple Aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
29
P. Howard Lyons Molding with Fluid Silicone tip
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
32
P. Howard Lyons A Message to Garcia Chinese Whisper with playing card, final spectator names the card and finds it in his pocket
Inspired by Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
33
Harry Lorayne Location Supreme three card location, then another two cards, divided deck (pictures and Aces on top)
Related toVariations 1962 24
P. Howard Lyons Further Data on the Foregoing Trick credit information on "Follow The Leader" plot
1962 43
P. Howard Lyons P. Howard Lyons Routine selection vanishes from card box and other card appears on its place, selection is found reversed in the deck, is torn and finally restored in the card box
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
54
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem All-Marlo Issue
Inspired by May 1962
Ibidem (Issue 25)
1
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
1
Amazing James Randi Puzzle: Droodles identifying magically themed doodles
Related to Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
7
P. Howard Lyons, Neal Elias On Herb Zarrow and "One-Speed Reverse"
Related to Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
8
P. Howard Lyons Filler Gag
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
12
P. Howard Lyons On Microfilm microfilming magazines
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
23
P. Howard Lyons On Rufus Steele Cut Steele cutting a shuffled deck and then knowing a card at a named position, no method
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
24
P. Howard Lyons Stuff & Nonsense
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
29
P. Howard Lyons Arsey Versey coin divination, magnetism
Inspired by Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
29
P. Howard Lyons Up Your Sleeve, Mac! using ten chosen cards instead of Ace through Ten
Related to Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
29
P. Howard Lyons Two in the Shoulder sequence for up-the-sleeve routine
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
29
P. Howard Lyons Greedy gag in which one gets a large amount of peanuts out of a vending machine
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
29
P. Howard Lyons Belling the Bell fake demonstration in which one gets a coin from a pay phone
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
29
P. Howard Lyons Direct Code using morse clicker in noisy environment
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
29
P. Howard Lyons Northern Force setting up a 13/14 number forcing stack from new deck order with Klondyke Shuffle
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
30
P. Howard Lyons Tetched two cards from face-up spread are matched with two cards from face-down spread
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
30
P. Howard Lyons Class Conscious characteristics for divided deck, divided suits
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
30
P. Howard Lyons One-way, or the Other using reversed card in one-way deck for opportune miracle or as key card
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
30
P. Howard Lyons No Crap multiple out, one out of six prediction with matches
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
30
P. Howard Lyons Epideictic Si Stebbins version with addition of four and irregular suits
Inspired by Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
31
P. Howard Lyons No Toll method for transmitting any information over phone to a medium
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
31
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem An All Ed Marlo Issue, material given to Lyons at the end of 1960
Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
1
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Related to Apr. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 28)
1
P. Howard Lyons (reviewer) How to Entertain Children with Magic by The Great Merlini Apr. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 28)
42
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Aug. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 29)
1
P. Howard Lyons, Mel Stover On Various Puzzles
Related to Aug. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 29)
22
P. Howard Lyons Lighted Alphanumeric Readouts from Scientific American
Aug. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 29)
29
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Nov. 1964
Ibidem (Issue 30)
1
P. Howard Lyons The End end strippers for three-card monte
Nov. 1964
Ibidem (Issue 30)
29
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
1
Arthur Hastings Turnover Pass Reverse center reverse as turnover pass is made
Related to Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
2
P. Howard Lyons, Bill Elliott Magic Sex Detector Letters
Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
6
P. Howard Lyons Quote: Wall Street Journal, Ametek Advertisement, The Neg'ator
Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
8
P. Howard Lyons Dealer's Choice
Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
16
P. Howard Lyons Small Choice adding the digits of the dates on a coin as a number range force
Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
16
P. Howard Lyons, Amazing James Randi Randi Doodle Solutions
Related to Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
24
Larry Jennings Interlock Steal unloading cards under top cards
Related to 1967 51
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
July 1967
Ibidem (Issue 32)
1
P. Howard Lyons Simply Wizard elimination procedure with stripper deck and "can you see your card here?" questions
Variations July 1967
Ibidem (Issue 32)
25
P. Howard Lyons Turnover Pass Reverse Credits credit information
Related to July 1967
Ibidem (Issue 32)
26
P. Howard Lyons What... Both? four double-blank cards are printed
Inspired by July 1967
Ibidem (Issue 32)
28
P. Howard Lyons Special Note price increase
July 1967
Ibidem (Issue 32)
31
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
July 1968
Ibidem (Issue 33)
1
P. Howard Lyons Six Card Pete with same rhyming patter
Inspired by July 1968
Ibidem (Issue 33)
10
P. Howard Lyons Mine Don’t Smell idea for a method involving smell and a chemical that paralyses sense of smell
July 1968
Ibidem (Issue 33)
12
P. Howard Lyons Order Information for Beadless Abacus
July 1968
Ibidem (Issue 33)
19
P. Howard Lyons (reviewer) Tricks You Can Count On by Verne Chesbro July 1968
Ibidem (Issue 33)
28
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem 34 & 35
Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
1
P. Howard Lyons Pick Palming guitar pick anecdote
Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
5
P. Howard Lyons Book Test Idea with computer book
Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
8
Roy Walton Sans Wizard card thought of from half the deck, half shuffled reversed in other half, selection vanishes and reappears (after perhaps multiple attempts), card named at the end
Inspired byAlso published here Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
21
P. Howard Lyons Powdered Water & Ross Bertram Anecdote
Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
37
Martin Gardner, P. Howard Lyons Dam You, Charlie Brown on the coin penetration through dental dam, with variations
Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
39
P. Howard Lyons Comment on The Helical Card Trick by Francis Haxton
Inspired by
  • Abra 1105, April 1, 1967
Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
40
Ronald B. Edwards H2Oil 3&3 with extra card, using duplicates from Pinochle deck
  • Alternate Finish
Related to Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
43
P. Howard Lyons Fat Chance
Inspired by Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
48
P. Howard Lyons Aces Apart four Aces distribute in the deck (they remain face down)
Inspired by Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
55
P. Howard Lyons Aces Over four Aces distribute in the deck and they turn over
Inspired by Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
56
P. Howard Lyons Combining Leprechauns
Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
61
P. Howard Lyons Interlock Steal unloading cards under top cards
Nov. 1970
Epilogue (Issue 10)
74
Sam Schwartz Tri-Multaneous
  • Part 1: mate & selection appear at same time after slip slop shuffled packed is gone through in pairs
  • Part 2: Sam-Ultaneous
  • Part 3: two chosen cards show up at same position in two packets, using two odd-numbered piles
see also p. 348
Inspired byVariations Apr. 1970 334
Jerry K. Hartman Secret Subtraction – Variation 6 to rearrange order of packet, Elevator trick as example, Ace-Two-Three rise from middle of deck to top individually
Related to 1970 10
Harry Lorayne The Magic Eraser deck in new pack order, card named, its face vanishes leaving a blank card
Related to 1971 42
Gene Finnell A Card Game Paradox
Related to July 1971
Epilogue (Issue 12)
91
P. Howard Lyons Toronto Dice note
Inspired by Nov. 1971
Epilogue (Issue 13)
99
Edward G. Brown The Two Pile Trick two selections made from two halves with "counting pile and remember card at that position" procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1973 74
Martin Gardner Hyper Card posed as problem with illustration
Related to Aug. 1975 1042
Edward Marlo, David Solomon "Oil and Water" 4&4, three phases
Inspired by 1976 166
Philip T. Goldstein Negative Intruder blank card between jokers transposes with selected card
Inspired byRelated to July 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11)
597
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, P. Howard Lyons Hyper Card various ideas with the Hypercard
Related toVariations 1978 1067
Karl Fulves Notes hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece
  • Elastrik
  • Oddments
Inspired by 1978
The Chronicles (Issue 11)
1173
Karl Fulves Hypercard on the idea of combining Hypercard with Moebius strip
Related to 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 28)
108
P. Howard Lyons Ibidem
Mar. 1979
Ibidem (Issue 36)
1
P. Howard Lyons Notice to Readers Nicknotchka Promotional
Mar. 1979
Ibidem (Issue 36)
20
P. Howard Lyons Elements of Topology
Mar. 1979
Ibidem (Issue 36)
28
P. Howard Lyons On Abbie Hoffman
Mar. 1979
Ibidem (Issue 36)
37
Bob Hummer It's Murder with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divined
Variations 1980 40
P. Howard Lyons Mind Reader's Dream Variation without Dreambook, calculation method
1980 42
P. Howard Lyons It's Murder - No Book no book method, with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divined
Inspired byRelated to 1980 96
P. Howard Lyons One-Speed Reverse card is reversed on bottom, comes back face-down to top, repeats in various variations
Also published here 1981 91
Mel Stover, P. Howard Lyons, Karl Fulves The Fifth Dimension No. 80, hyper card routine
Related to 1981 100
Philip T. Goldstein All for Nought tic tac toe prediction
Related to Aug. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5)
1040
Simon Aronson, David Solomon Doublestop two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pile
Inspired byVariations 1982 5
Stewart James, P. Howard Lyons An Obvious Card thought of card to wallet, twice, Bombshell wallet
Variations Jan. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 5)
277
Bob Farmer, P. Howard Lyons Five Card Versions "One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough"
spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no)
VariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 12
Bruce Cervon Cervon's Invisible Reverse card is reversed in center as deck is turned over
Related toAlso published here 1988 149
Roy Walton Sans Wizard card thought of from half the deck, half shuffled reversed in other half, selection vanishes and reappears (after perhaps multiple attempts), card named at the end
Inspired byAlso published here 1988 42
P. Howard Lyons Steal unloading cards under top cards
1992 xxxviii
P. Howard Lyons Slipduc Displacement exchanging middle cards of four card packet
1992 15
P. Howard Lyons Lyons Faces North from a 1955 letter, prediction written on a card and placed aside, when mate of that card is seen its value is used to count to a card which matches prediction
Feb. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
45
Larry Jennings, P. Howard Lyons Steal-Back credit information
1994 106
Jon Racherbaumer Bombshell Twins free selection travels into Bendix Bombshell wallet twice
Inspired by 1994
Facsimile (Issue 2)
15
P. Howard Lyons Slipduc
1994
Labyrinth (Issue 2)
4
Chuck Fayne (reviewer) Ibidem - Volume 1 by P. Howard Lyons Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
63
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Ibidem - Volume 1 by P. Howard Lyons Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
64
P. Howard Lyons Ace Steal credit information
1995 34
P. Howard Lyons Slipduc with four cards
1995
Labyrinth (Issue 5)
8
Milton Kort Seven Come Eleven
  • "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
solution to Hull problem "Make 11 out of four 7s"
Inspired byRelated to 1997 165
P. Howard Lyons Sevens from Elevens
  • "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
Related to 1999
The Fine Print (Issue 10)
345
Harry Lorayne Mental Vibrations spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no), with lead-in effect
Inspired byVariations 2001 129
Michael Close (reviewer) Ibidem 2 by P. Howard Lyons June 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 10)
36
Michael Close (reviewer) Ididem Volume 3; Aziz & Beyond by P. Howard Lyons, Max Maven Dec. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 4)
43
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
P. Howard Lyons On the Si Stebbins System x-ahead system
Jan. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1)
76
P. Howard Lyons Confusion selected card placed in flap box changes, selection appears reversed in deck and is torn up and placed in box where it restores
Jan. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1)
77
P. Howard Lyons That's What I Call Direct! spectator holds card on his head, face towards him, polaroid photo is taken and the card has turned over on photo
Jan. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1)
77
Eric Mead (reviewer) Ibidem 3/Aziz and Beyond by P. Howard Lyons, Max Maven Feb. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 2)
78
P. Howard Lyons Faro Credit faro reference, "An-Adept" (1850)
2006 32
Robert E. Neale The Card Presenting the Hyper Card
Inspired byRelated to 2008 229
P. Howard Lyons Slipduc switching center to cards when hands separate
Oct. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10)
73
Bob Farmer, P. Howard Lyons Five Card Versions "One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough"
spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no)
Also published here 2017 79
P. Howard Lyons Slip-duc displacement of center two cards in four-card packet
2020 325
P. Howard Lyons Vernon Lecture notes from Vernon's lecture on December 29, 1952, Toronto
2022 80
Dai Vernon Peek Divination card peeked at, performer takes deck behind back and eventually divines card, glimpsing second face-up card, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 82
Dai Vernon Riffle Divination card put back in secretly reversed deck, card glimpsed during riffling as only face-up card, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 82
Dai Vernon Palming Subtleties what to do with the palming hand, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 82
Dai Vernon Flat Palm Replacement from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 82
Dai Vernon Collins Aces Tips from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 82
Dai Vernon Silk and Silver vanish, reproduction, gaffed idea with double silk and coin in between layers, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
Related to 2022 83
Dai Vernon New Theory Second Deal stop trick application, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 83
Dai Vernon Face-up Second Deal Control card shown and apparently dealt onto table one-handed, New Theory Second Deal, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 84
Dai Vernon Slow-Motion Classic Pass showing bottom, then lowering deck again and doing slow classic pass, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 84
Dai Vernon Pick-Up Classic Pass management of classic pass instantly after picking up deck after cut, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 84
Dai Vernon Chosen and Thought-of Card Location one card chosen out-of-hand (key card), other only thought of, both found from second deck, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 84
Dai Vernon Top Card Peek unclear description, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 85
Cardini Reverse Fan Comment from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 85
Dai Vernon On the Purse Palm from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 85
Dai Vernon Gali Gali Palm coin tossed from hand to hand before it vanishes, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 85
Dai Vernon Toss Out Switch from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 85
Dai Vernon Opening for Five Coins and a Glass from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 85
Dai Vernon Face-Up Ambitious Card Phase sucker elements, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 86
Dai Vernon Ace Trick Sucker Opening from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 86
Dai Vernon Misdirection for Charlier Pass from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 86
Dai Vernon On Using a Bridge from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 86
Dai Vernon Count from the Bottom without right thumb but left fingers instead, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 86
Dai Vernon Three Card Monte routine, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 86
Dai Vernon Fluttering Finger Gesture while Palming from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 87
Dai Vernon No-Switch Switch coins for stack, simply opening the other hand after some talking, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 87
Dai Vernon Three Spectators get Same Card sequence with second deal, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 87
Dai Vernon Deck Rightening when everything is reversed except top card, apparent accident of dropping a card, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 88
Dai Vernon On Tricks in Which no Cards are Remembered from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 88
Dai Vernon Method for the McMillan Rising Card with handkerchief, top card moved down slowly, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 88
Dai Vernon On the Houdini Color Change from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 88
Dai Vernon On the Leipzig Card Stab from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
Related to 2022 88
Dai Vernon On the False Count from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 88
Dai Vernon On Telegraphing and naturalness, top change example, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 89
Dai Vernon On Passes comments on classic pass, one-hand pass, riffle pass, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 89
Dai Vernon Applause Pose after five-card manipulation routine, applause gag, from private lecture notes by P. Howard Lyons
2022 89
Covered Addition Sandwich Load bottom card of sandwich slipped into break under top card
Related to Aug. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 8)
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