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Unknown Pass 9 (The "Jerk-Back" Palm) coin touches left palm and secretly jumps back in other hand
Related toVariations 1890 More Magic 139
Unknown The Wandering Ring ring travels from one hand wrapped in handkerchief to the other, reel
Variations 1890 More Magic 196
Unknown One-Handed Fancy True Cut tabled
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 46
Unknown Business Cards of various artists, Ross Bertram, Orville Meyer, Zancig and more
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 93
Unknown New Vertical Palm small packet
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 54
Ross Bertram Gold and Silver dime and penny transpose in performer's hands
Also published here June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 123
Ross Bertram Twenty-One Cents two nickels, dime and cent into hand, all vanish except nickel, ungaffed
1948 Principles and Deceptions 94
Ross Bertram The Porous Paw
1951 Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 135
Ross Bertram Double-Cross
1951 Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 131
Ross Bertram Passing the Half-Bucks with fist transfer
Related to 1951 Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 132
Ross Bertram Coin Assembly
Variations 1951 Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 136
Ross Bertram Rubdown
Variations 1951 Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 129
Ross Bertram Moisture Palm
1951 Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 138
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Elliott, Vernon, Jay Marshall, Jack Gwynne, Ross Bertram, Clayton Rawson
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 225) 901
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the S.A.M - I.B.M. convention, Sid Lorraine, Dai Vernon, Dr. Jaks, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon, Ross Bertram, Johnny Platt, Chic Schoke, Leslie Barrie, Gene Bernstein, Tom Hanlon, Russell Swann, Audley Walsh, Del Ray, Jay Marshall
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 231) 925
Ross Bertram 10 to 1 dime is stretched until its a silver dollar
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 237) 946
Ross Bertram Slide Move with backs of fingers
1951 Stars of Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 137
Ross Bertram A Trio of Vanishes three methods, last one with sleeving
1952 Modern Coin Magic 46
Ross Bertram, Clyde Cairy, Unknown Through the Hand three methods a. Inside out (Clyde Cairy Method) b. through the fist, rubbing c. Inside out (Ross Bertram Method)
1952 Modern Coin Magic 66
Ross Bertram Reverse "Pumpkin Seed" Vanish squeeze method
1952 Modern Coin Magic 102
Ross Bertram A Unique Sleeving Move
1952 Modern Coin Magic 103
Ross Bertram Fourth Method three phases, two coins transpose, travel and vanish
1952 Modern Coin Magic 132
Ross Bertram Pivot Change into Tenkai
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 203
Larry Jennings Jennings Top Palm can be done tabled
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 157
Ross Bertram Bottom Steal and Recovery tabled
VariationsAlso published here 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 205
John Benzais Third Effect (For Four Coins)
Variations 1967 The Best of Benzais 8
Ross Bertram Coin In A Tumbler
Related toAlso published here 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 202
Ross Bertram Coin Steal
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 139
Edward Marlo Skinning The Cat loading of case from Tenkai Palm, inspired by Ross Bertram's "The Pay Off" (Gen 21/7), see page 169 (of Tannen's Reprint) for correction
Related toVariations 1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 185
Edward Marlo, Ross Bertram, Jules DeBarros Rubdown with Glass
Inspired byRelated to
  • Ed Marlo's Routine in "Genii" Vol 32. No.4, 1967
1971 The Coins of Ishtar 54
Patrick Cook, Ross Bertram A Riffle Shuffle Cop bottom cards in right hand angle palm type
1975 Afterthoughts 110
Ross Bertram Coins Through The Table eight coins, four through the table into the other hand
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 62
Ross Bertram False Transfer counting four coins into the left hand, secretly retaining all in the right
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 62
Ross Bertram Coin Steal in back clip
1975 Coins 6
Slydini Production of a Glass of Liquid empty glass is suddenly filled, handkerchief cover, table edge glass switch
Related toVariations 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 103
Ross Bertram Coin Thru Bottom of Glass
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 16
Ross Bertram Knotty-Knotty two coins knotted in handkerchief, spectator choses one which is extracted and then travels into second knotted handkerchief, expansion of texture
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 2
Ross Bertram Devaluation half dollar changes into dime during coin roll flourish
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 6
Ross Bertram Yank-a-Hank coin vanishes from spread-out handkerchief, then reappears in knotted handkerchief
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 7
Ross Bertram The Diamond Penny ungaffed "Dime and Penny Trick"
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 9
Ross Bertram The Dime and Penny Trick credit information on gaffed set
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 10
Ross Bertram Copper and Silver Transposition only two coins, first transposition, then travel, then vanish
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 10
Ross Bertram Fist Transfer transferring coins from hand to hand during gesture
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 11
Ross Bertram Gold and Silver dime and penny transpose in performer's hands
Also published here 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 12
Ross Bertram The Money Changer multiple changes
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 13
Ross Bertram The Porous Paw
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 16
Ross Bertram A Trio of Vanishes three vanishes, last with sleeve
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 17
Ross Bertram Rubdown half dollar rubbed on table vanishes and appears under other hand, then changes into dime with change under other hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 19
Ross Bertram Eleven Cents dime and penny, dime vanishes and reappears cleanly
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 20
Ross Bertram Behind Thumb Position back of thumb moistened if necessary
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 20
Ross Bertram Through the Hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 21
Ross Bertram Double-Cross coins change place, then one travels to the other
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 23
Ross Bertram Ten to One dime becomes silver dollar
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 24
Ross Bertram Twenty-One Cents two nickels, dime and cent into hand, all vanish except nickel, ungaffed
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 25
Ross Bertram Four Coins Go pull
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 26
Ross Bertram Coin Pull
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 26
Ross Bertram Coins Through the Table four in each hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 27
Ross Bertram Multiple Click Pass
Also published here 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 27
Ross Bertram The Metamorphic Coin in closed hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 29
Ross Bertram A Penny-Tration extra coin
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 30
Ross Bertram The Penetrating Coin - Method #2
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 31
Ross Bertram The Penny Pincher vanish and clean reproduction
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 32
Ross Bertram Pinch Back Palm
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 33
Ross Bertram Fifty-Two Cents coin changes cleanly in closed hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 34
Ross Bertram Bertram Turn-Over Switch
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 35
Ross Bertram Coin Assembly see credit information on page 40
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 37
Ross Bertram The "Slap" Vanish
Inspired by 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 41
Ross Bertram A Coin in a Tumbler coin through bottom of glass, in the hands
Related to 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 42
Ross Bertram Passing the Half Bucks backfire on last coin
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 43
Ross Bertram Counting Clip Steal as coins are counted into other hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 43
Ross Bertram Click Pass very bottom of page
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 43
Ross Bertram Multiple Changeover noiseless transfer of multiple coins from hand to hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 45
Ross Bertram The Vanishing Props Or Twelve Silver Dollars vernon anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 46
Ross Bertram The Squeeze-Away Coin one-handed vanish and recovery
Related to 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 46
Ross Bertram Fifty-Fifty one of two half dollars changes into quarter, challenge conditions
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 48
Ross Bertram Hush Money two half dollars change into dollar bill
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 51
Ross Bertram Cash in Hand four half dollars are produced one by one
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 54
Ross Bertram Coin Stack Transfer from Oblique Palm to Back Thumb Palm
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 54
Ross Bertram Bertram's Best three coins in each hand, three pass one by one in other hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 56
Ross Bertram Swing Transfer thrown secretly from hand to hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 57
Ross Bertram (reviewer) The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 59
Ross Bertram A Nice Card Trick Vernon anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 61
Ross Bertram The Pivot Change using Tenkai Palm
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 61
Ross Bertram The Pay-Off (Card in Wallet), ungaffed
Related to 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 63
Ross Bertram Classic to Tenkai Palm Transfer
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 64
Ross Bertram In The Drink
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 65
Ross Bertram Bertram's One-Hand Card Change using Tenkai Palm
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 66
Ross Bertram An Effective Top Change top card shown one-handed and removed with other hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 67
Ross Bertram The Blackstone "Birdcage" Card Vanish
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 70
Ross Bertram Harry Blackstone
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 71
Ross Bertram The Cards to Pocket ten cards
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 72
Ross Bertram Thumb Palm Trouser Pocket Load
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 73
Ross Bertram False Count
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 74
Ross Bertram New Vertical Palm, modified
Related to 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 76
Ross Bertram False Transfer with Card using Tenkai Palm
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 77
Ross Bertram The Wind-Up
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 78
Ross Bertram At the Card Table
  • Background
  • T.V Gambling Interviews
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 79
Ross Bertram Never Too Young center deal anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 82
Ross Bertram Bertram's Square-Up Invisible Pass
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 82
Ross Bertram Bottom Steal and Recovery tabled, during riffle shuffle
Also published here 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 84
Ross Bertram Bertram's Hold-Out Palm tabled
  • To Have the Deck Cut by a Spectator
  • Alternate Method
Related to 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 86
Ross Bertram A Cut to Retain Bottom Stock #1 in-the-hands
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 87
Ross Bertram A Cut to Retain Bottom Stock #2 in-the-hands
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 88
Ross Bertram True Dedication Charlie Miller anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 89
Ross Bertram The Waterford Crystal Tumblers Charlie Miller anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 89
Ross Bertram The Salt Trick salt pour
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 90
Ross Bertram Broken and Restored Cigarette
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 92
Ross Bertram The Impromptu Broken and Restored Cigarette
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 94
Ross Bertram The Broken and Restored Cigarette (Psychological Method)
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 96
Ross Bertram The Broken and Restored Cigarette (Once More)
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 98
Ross Bertram Again, The Broken and Restored Cigarette
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 99
Ross Bertram Fun with Goshman anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 102
Ross Bertram Bertram's Bill in a Cigarette
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 102
Ross Bertram Bertram's Bill Tear
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 105
Ross Bertram The Egyptian Ball - Bertram Style two balls transpose with goblet and silk, no extra ball
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 106
Ross Bertram The Egg Bag "The routine to be described is not only ingeniously different but entertaining as well."
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 109
Ross Bertram With a Ring borrowed ring into box given out at beginning
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 113
Ross Bertram The Ring in the Box
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 114
Ross Bertram My Favorite Drink empty tumbler fills with beverage, table edge glass switch
Related to 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 115
Ross Bertram My Rope Tie Routine hands of performer tied behind his back
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 116
Ross Bertram Look, It's a Real Rabbit! folded sheet of newspaper is cut, when unfolded rabbit design is seen, live rabbit produced
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 118
Ross Bertram The New Oriental Act Sam Margules anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 120
Ross Bertram From the Palm Proper
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 122
Ross Bertram Sleeving from the Clenched Fist
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 123
Ross Bertram The Toss-Back from the Fingertips
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 123
Ross Bertram From Left Palm to Right Sleeve
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 124
Ross Bertram As a Transformation sleeving
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 124
Ross Bertram Off-the-Table Method
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 124
Ross Bertram The Drop
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 125
Ross Bertram The Pumpkin Seed Vanish
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 125
Ross Bertram The Reverse Pumpkin Seed into other sleeve
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 126
Ross Bertram The Finger-Snap
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 126
Ross Bertram Toss from Left Fingers to Right Sleeve
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 127
Ross Bertram From the Closed Hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 127
Ross Bertram Some Helpful Hints on sleeving
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 127
Ross Bertram Carlyle and Ross
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 131
Ross Bertram Carlyle and Carlyle
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 131
Ross Bertram Helpful Hints
  • Where to Obtain Chicks
  • What to Feed Chicks
  • How to Care for Chicks
  • How to Palm a Chick
  • How to Load a Spectator
  • To Prevent the Chick from Kicking
  • Hypnotizing a Chick
  • How to Rehearse
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 136
Ross Bertram The Chicken Story
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 137
Ross Bertram Paul Fox
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 138
Ross Bertram Three Card Control Sequence
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 143
Ross Bertram The Candy Bowl Dai Vernon, Larry Gray & Faucett Ross anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 144
Ross Bertram The Downs Gimmick anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 149
Ross Bertram The Rhythm Count on rhythm in sleight-of-hand magic
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 159
Ross Bertram Toss-Vanish of a Thimble
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 159
Ross Bertram Another Thimble Vanish The "Four Count"
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 160
Ross Bertram Origin of the Salt Trick salt pour
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 160
Ross Bertram The "Brain-Wave" Deck double ended card case for extraction both ways
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 161
Ross Bertram Erdnase Illustrator
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 161
Ross Bertram Good News! Vernon anecdote
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 162
Shigeo Futagawa Ross Bertram short biography
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 195
Milton Tropp Fist Transfer
Related to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 4) 1096
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Magic Stuff by Ross Bertram
with some credit conflicts
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 26) 100
Earl Nelson Slow Motion Top Change
Inspired byRelated to 1979 Variations 12
Ross Bertram Fist Transfer
1979 Variations 73
Ross Bertram, Edward Marlo, Daryl Martinez Pivot Change Handling at table, with clean up
1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 89
Ross Bertram Insertion Tenkai Steal no credit, for credit information see reference
Related to Mar. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 318
Ross Bertram Card Turnover with hidden Coin
1980 Encore I 11
Ross Bertram Thumb Base Slide
1981 CoinMagic 52
Ross Bertram Bertram Load
1981 CoinMagic 212
Camilo Vázquez Transformation of Jeton similar to Ross Bertram's Rubdown, as a transformation of to square casino chips
1981 Das Camilo Seminar "81" 5
Ross Bertram Birdcage Vanish
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 54
Ross Bertram Card Snap Over
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 194
Ross Bertram Sucker Vanish
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 192
Ross Bertram, Edward Marlo Pivot Change
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 89
Ross Bertram Hush Money two coins transform into bill
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1) 973
Ross Bertram Anecdotes
  • About Anecdotes
  • Let There be Light (Bulbs)
  • Marquis
  • Russell Swann
  • Manuel
  • Dai Vernon, Silent Mora and I - 1947-
  • From Faucett's Notebook
  • Believe It or Not or One For Ripley
  • On 'Second' Thought
  • Up Our Sleeves
  • An Historic Site
  • The Quite One
  • Getting Henry's Goat
  • Frakson
  • Frakson, Again
  • George Marquis
  • Early Vernon
  • The Sports Fan
  • Wasn't I Lucky!
  • And Now
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand xvii
Ross Bertram The Eavesdropping Coin coin vanishes and is produced from ear, repeat
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 2
Ross Bertram Inflation half dollar tossed from hand to hand changes into dime, penny, vanishes
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 3
Ross Bertram Toss from Left Fingers to Right Sleeve
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 4
Ross Bertram The Waisted Coin half dollar disappears, reappears under foot
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 6
Ross Bertram Unflation dime is stretched to silver dollar
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 8
Ross Bertram Parvum in Multo quarter grows and becomes English penny
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 11
Ross Bertram The Coin Fold paper secretly torn
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 14
Ross Bertram Another Coin Fold
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 16
Ross Bertram Atomized Coin complete vanish with coin ditch in breast pocket
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 19
Ross Bertram A Note on Optics on retention of vision principle
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 22
Ross Bertram Bertram Edition
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 22
Ross Bertram The Bertram Addition coin changes to copper with retention vanish handling
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 24
Ross Bertram Back Clip Handling
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 25
Ross Bertram Coin Clipping on coin clips
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 29
Ross Bertram A "Clip" Holder clip on belt or wrist watch strap
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 30
Ross Bertram Clip Trip two coins vanish with clip
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 31
Ross Bertram (4-2-4) four silver coins change to 4 copper coins at once, using spectator's palm
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 33
Ross Bertram, Dai Vernon The "Drop" (Vanish and Variations)
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 36
Ross Bertram B.U.D. Bertram Utility Drop, coin dropped Wand Spin type
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 36
Ross Bertram Voodoo Coin coin cleanly travels from hand to hand
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 37
Ross Bertram Terminal Coins using B.U.D.
  • Terminal 1 (four coins vanish)
  • Terminal 2 (four coins vanish without jacket)
  • Terminal 3 (four coins travel to other hand at once)
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 41
Ross Bertram The Texas Toppit using western style trouser pockets as topit
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 44
Ross Bertram Can You Toppit? (Here's how) complete, ditch of coin in trouser pocket
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 45
Ross Bertram The Penny Pincher coin vanishes, reappears, vanishes completely
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 46
Ross Bertram Inky Pinky - Hanky Panky two coins vanish completely, one in each hand
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 50
Ross Bertram Small Change two copper coins shrink, one in each hand
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 51
Ross Bertram The Elusive Coin in Handkerchief coin vanishes from handkerchief which is then knotted, coin reappears in knot
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 54
Ross Bertram Flesh Through Metal
  • Seated Version
  • Stand-Up Version
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 58
Ross Bertram A Penny for your Thoughts silver changes to copper and back
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 61
Ross Bertram Bertram's Open, Slow Motion Coin Vanish
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 65
Ross Bertram Coin Alchemy
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 66
Ross Bertram Two-Faced double sided coin changes into two separate coins, for magicians
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 68
Ross Bertram Chameleon Coin hand closed and opened and coin changes, one-handed
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 70
Ross Bertram Bertram Butterfly Transfer open coin and hidden coin are transferred to other hand
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 72
Ross Bertram Minus Equals Plus one of three coins removed, comes back to spectator's hand
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 72
Ross Bertram Fake Pick-Up from Hand coin slid under bigger coin
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 73
Ross Bertram The Martreb Change
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 76
Ross Bertram Money Goes East coin changes visibly when tossed from hand to hand, then to jumbo coin
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 78
Ross Bertram T. Nelson Downs
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 81
Ross Bertram Meet the Experts
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 82
Ross Bertram Unconventional
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 82
Ross Bertram The Magic Bug
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 82
Ross Bertram The Coin Star anecdote
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 83
Ross Bertram Shell Coins Downs anecdote
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 83
Ross Bertram Downs' Coin Vanish (without a gimmick) approach without gimmick by Bertram
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 84
Ross Bertram The Visitor Downs anecdote
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 85
Ross Bertram Another Top Change
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 90
Ross Bertram A Pet Martreb Double Lift
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 92
Ross Bertram Subtle Thumb Count as Double Lift get-ready
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 93
Ross Bertram Push-Offs and Push-Overs A. Basic Position
B. The Push-Off and Turn-Over With One Card
C. The Push-Off and Turn-Over .... Two Cards
D. Another Push-Off Double Lift
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 94
Ross Bertram, Edward Marlo The Haunted Deck plastic on thread
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 97
Ross Bertram An Imperceptible Color Change two cards held one in each hand, they change place
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 100
Ross Bertram Far Out Double Lift starts with single card that is fed in underneath top card
Related to 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 102
Ross Bertram Close-Up Double Lift starts with single card that is fed in underneath top card
Related to 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 104
Ross Bertram Card Cannonade deck held in riffle shuffle position, card shoots out
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 106
Ross Bertram The Shoot-Out four aces shoot out of deck one by one, tabled
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 107
Ross Bertram With a Silencer card produced by drop-out during tabled running cut
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 109
Ross Bertram Bertram's Descending Card card inserted in middle sinks to bottom, tabled
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 110
Ross Bertram A Push-Through Card Control from center to bottom, tabled
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 110
Ross Bertram Up and Up two times, tabled
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 112
Ross Bertram Tabled Second Deal
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 113
Ross Bertram Up Front Utility Move ditching card into shirt between buttons
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 114
Ross Bertram The Revolutionary Card angly
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 117
Ross Bertram Squeeze four aces produced from air
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 119
Ross Bertram Aces in Transit four aces transpose with four indifferent cards
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 122
Ross Bertram Scoop-Up Addition/Switch scooped up with left hand which holds deck
Related to 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 122
Ross Bertram Silver Aces five indifferent cards put on table one by one, change into Aces and Joker, four coins appear under aces
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 124
Ross Bertram Bertram Shade Move hiding coin under tabled card when it is turned over with second card
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 126
Ross Bertram Palming tips
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 128
Ross Bertram A Top Palm (method #1) from top to left hand cop
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 129
Ross Bertram A Top Palm (method #2) from top to left hand cop
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 130
Ross Bertram A Bottom Palm
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 132
Ross Bertram To Palm a Card from the Middle of the Deck into left hand cop
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 133
Ross Bertram The Touch Palm tabled deck, one-handed
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 135
Ross Bertram A Ribbon-Spread Palm tabled
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 137
Ross Bertram To Palm a Card by its Edge
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 138
Ross Bertram Tenkai Ishida
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 141
Tenkai Ishida, Ross Bertram The Tenkai Palm Placement correct position
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 141
Ross Bertram To Palm the Top Card into Tenkai Palm
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 143
Ross Bertram With a Card in the Tenkai Position what to do while holding out
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 144
Ross Bertram To Replace the Tenkai-Palmed Card
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 146
Ross Bertram From the Classic Palm to the Tenkai Palm
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 147
Ross Bertram To Palm the Top Card and Transfer it to the Tenkai Palm
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 148
Ross Bertram The Side Steal into Tenkai
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 148
Ross Bertram Exercise palming bottom card into Tenkai palm and replacing it, Kelly mechanics
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 148
Ross Bertram TeBe Color Change
Variations 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 150
Ross Bertram TeBe Two, Color Change
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 153
Ross Bertram The Flasher bottom card comes to top, Tenkai Palm Transfer
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 156
Ross Bertram Tabled Tenkai Palm Replacement
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 157
Ross Bertram An Uplifting Application
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 158
Ross Bertram Bertram's Ascending Card tabled deck
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 160
Ross Bertram Tabled Double Lift
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 161
Ross Bertram Tabled Tenkai Palm Pivot Replacement
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 162
Ross Bertram A Tenkai Switch tabled lap sweep
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 163
Ross Bertram As A Free Force spectator touches his own card in spread, switch
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 164
Ross Bertram Top Card Switch While Holding Out starts and ends with Tenkai palmed card and deck in left hand
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 165
Ross Bertram Another Holdout Change
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 166
Ross Bertram A suggested application spectator cuts to his selection
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 167
Ross Bertram An Unusual Change using Tenkai Palm
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 168
Ross Bertram "Stop"
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 170
Ross Bertram Angles about angles of Tenkai Palm
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 171
Ross Bertram A Double Color Change one-handed
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 172
Ross Bertram And Vice-Versa no deck in use
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 175
Ross Bertram Five Zero Five five card vanish and reproduction with Tenkai Palm
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 178
Ross Bertram Tenkai Palm Throw Vanish
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 179
Ross Bertram Transfer Palm with Packet
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 182
Ross Bertram Production from Tenkai Palm
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 184
Ross Bertram Summary Tenkai palm comments
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 186
David (Foote) Drake An Interlude with a Craftsman and Pioneer essay about Ross Bertram
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 188
Ross Bertram Bertram's Card in Wallet
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 191
Ross Bertram The Hindu Yarn for stage with thicker yarn
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 192
Ross Bertram The Wandering Ring ring travels from hand to hand under test conditions, using B.U.D. (Bertram Utility Drop)
Inspired by 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 194
Ross Bertram B.U.D. Bertram Utility Drop, ring dropped Wand Spin type
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 196
Ross Bertram Hole-y Smoke using coin with hole
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 199
Ross Bertram Eerie Feller metal bending with nail
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 202
Ross Bertram Hooked Again hook attached to borrowed coin
  • To Apply the Gimmick
  • To Remove the Gimmick
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 204
Ross Bertram A Hooked Again Sampler
  • Seated at a Table
  • Seated Away from the Table
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 206
Ross Bertram Bertram's Bounty torn and restored cigarette paper
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 206
Ross Bertram The "Welcome" Mat mat that hangs over back of table with servante
  • Origin of the Mat
  • Ross Bertram's "Welcome" Mat
  • My "Welcome" Mat (Its Use and Versatility)
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 211
Ross Bertram Cut and Restored Rope using "Welcome" Mat
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 213
Ross Bertram The Bertram Cut with variations and additions (including "The Bertram Challenge Cut", "Card Revelation")
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 220
Ross Bertram A Triple Fancy Table Cut
Related to 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 228
Ross Bertram The Way of All Flesh palming tip
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 248
Ross Bertram Dry Hands tip
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 248
Ross Bertram Saliva tip
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 248
Ross Bertram Reflections mirror practice tip
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram Don't Kill the Audience, or Yourself on structuring effects
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram Who are we Fooling?
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram Little Things Mark the Professional
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram The Rhythm Count tip
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 250
Ross Bertram A Tip on Card Handling
  • Picking Up The Deck
  • Picking Up a Single Card
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 250
Ross Bertram It Pays Off
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 251
Ross Bertram Coin Handling Picking Up A Coin (Showing both sides, Showing one side only)
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 252
Ross Bertram Cups and Balls board to perform on
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 253
Ross Bertram Food for Thought interview
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 254
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Bertram on Sleight of Hand by Ross Bertram 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18) 178
Ross Bertram Penny Pincher Move brief
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 37
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Betram Cups by Ross Bertram 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 271
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Welcome Mat by Ross Bertram 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 271
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Palming Coins by Ross Bertram 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 271
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Bertram Coin Pail by Ross Bertram 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 271
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Sterling & Malini Egg Bag by Lynn Busby (written by Ross Bertram) 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 272
Dai Vernon, Ross Bertram Back Clip & Tenkai Pinch Handlings
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 231
Dai Vernon, Ross Bertram Back Clip & Tenkai Pinch Handlings
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8) 9
John C. Wagner, Ross Bertram, Tenkai Ishida Wagner Clink Pass
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 88
Ross Bertram Counting Clip Steal as coins are counted into other hand
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 230
Ross Bertram Card Snap Over
1989 Williamson's Wonders 50
Michael Skinner, Ross Bertram, Edward Marlo Skinner's Spidergrip Vanish
1989 Williamson's Wonders 50
Ross Bertram Crash Glass No. 13, through bottom of glass
Also published here 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 18
Ross Bertram, J. W. Sarles Rub a Dub No. 21, coin rubbed through table, backwards movement during rubbing, with Bertram patter and Sarles idea of using two coins of which only one penetrates
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 31
Ross Bertram Introduction
1990 Close-up Impact! i
Ross Bertram Color Change
July 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 7) 1945
John Carney One-Handed Coin Vanish
Related to 1991 Carneycopia 85
Ross Bertram Moisture Palm
1991 Carneycopia 159
Alex Elmsley Hidebound Forecast card with different back design is found in wallet as prediction, card-to-wallet method with ungaffed wallet
Related to 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 33
Ross Bertram Coin Steal
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 57) 1089
Ross Bertram Through the Glass
1995 Natural Selections 43
Edward Marlo Variations of a Palm tabled, during riffle shuffle
  • Basic Start Position
  • To Palm Off the Top Cards
  • Into Other Palm Positions
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 252
Ross Bertram, Emil Jarrow Sleeving Techniques of Ross Bertram and Emil Jarrow general comments, described by David Ben
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 11
Ross Bertram The Bertram Stick Sleeve for ring on stick
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 12
Ross Bertram Fist Swing Up Transfer
1996 Workers Number 5 43
George McBride Reversal Of Fortunes
Inspired by 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 73
Ross Bertram Betram Snap Over
1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 75
Unknown, Ross Bertram The Changeover left Gambler's Cop to right Classic Palm
2002 The Action Cop 27
Ross Bertram Bill In Cigarette loading from thumb tip
2003 Tricks 9
Ross Bertram Ross Bertram Double-Lift with simulated push-off
2003 Tricks 43
David Ben, John Scarne, Charles Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches prediction
Also published here 2003 Tricks 71
Ross Bertram Tenkai Replacement Technique
2003 Tricks 87
Ross Bertram B.U.D.
2003 Tricks 144
Ross Bertram Ross Bertram's false count
2003 Tricks 151
Unknown, Ross Bertram Second Deal Turnover turning the second card over on deck, brief
2003 Tricks 47
Ross Bertram Insertion Tenkai Steal while inserting double card in deck
2003 Tricks 59
Ross Bertram Add Card outside of Card Case
2003 Tricks 75
Ross Bertram Card to Coin Tenkai Palm
2003 Tricks 158
Ross Bertram Roughing Cards tip
2003 Tricks 93
Joe Berg, Ross Bertram Bertram-Berg Palm brief
2003 Tricks 153
Ross Bertram, David Ben, S. W. Erdnase Tabled Multiple Shift
2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 12
Ross Bertram Multiple Click Pass
Also published here 2007 By All Means 18
Bill Abbott, Ross Bertram EZ Action Ultra-Mental Deck rough smooth preparation method
2008 Cabaret Card Magic 17
John Scarne, Ross Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches prediction
Also published here 2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 273
Ross Bertram Rolling Technique to split double on table
2010 Reinventing the Real 99
John Benzais, Ross Bertram, Shane Cobalt Coins Through The Table Basically Benzais's routine with a Ross Bertram move in it
Inspired by 2012 Chasing Dovetails 13
Ross Bertram Tabled Sliding Steal Three coins apparently slid across table, but actually bottom coin slid under hand
2012 Chasing Dovetails 15
Ross Bertram Slide Move with backs of fingers
2013 Too Hot for the Devil 151
Nathan Colwell Rotator Shifts how to secretly turn a card/packet end for end for use in a tapered deck routine

  • Method One
  • Method Two (based on Nathan's "Long-Fingered Half Pass")
  • Method Three
Inspired by 2017 A New Angle 93
Xiaobo Zhou Screw You Addition Similar to Versa Switch, add cards secretly to packet on table while scooping it up with deck
Related to 2018 Enthusiasm 39