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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Norman Houghton Humoring the Hobbyist two selections are lost in the deck, three cards and center card is reversed packet cut into the center and performer holds it behind back, when placed on table two selections are found next to reversed card
Sep. 1948 464
Norman Houghton A Study in Frustration humorous presentation, spectator has to chose 51 cards from the deck, deck turns blank
Related to Nov. 1948 477
Norman Houghton Deck Switch pocket
Nov. 1948 478
Norman Houghton Perverse Penetration deck in case wrapped in handkerchief, deck and cards except selection penetrate handkerchief
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Norman Houghton Laundry on the Line two silks knotted on rope, chosen one penetrates knot
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
George Coon Winding the Pack gag
Related toAlso published here 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 324)
Norman Houghton Norman's Nonsense
  • Winding up the pack (credited to Karrell Fox)
  • sandpaper gag
Related to 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 330)
Norman Houghton Toss Ya! coin production after coin toss with invisible coin
Oct. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 331)
Norman Houghton The Evanescent Coin coin vanish under handkerchief
Oct. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 331)
Norman Houghton Baffling the Brethren card control, springing the cards, bridge
Oct. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 331)
Norman Houghton How to Torture your Audience "a primer for sadists", gag article
Dec. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 334)
Nick Trost Nick's Push-Thru Card Tunnel (tunnel change plot) without gaffs
VariationsAlso published here Dec. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 364)
Norman Houghton "Other Magicians..." a satire, selection is not found
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
Charlie Miller A Novel Location card selected face-up with fun presentation
Related to
  • p. 133 for related idea by Norman Houghton
Sep. 1967 123
Norman Houghton, Johnnie Geddes, Scotty McGregor, David Harrell Etcetera
Nov. 1967 133
Norman Houghton Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Variations Jan. 1968 153
Ned Rutledge Ho-Ho-Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Inspired by Apr. 1968 173
Art Spring Matched Cards top and bottom cards are initialed, they fuse into one after deck has been cut, see p. 308 for reference
Related to
  • "Stranger of Another Color" (Norman Houghton, Ibidem #5)
Aug. 1969 278
Norman Houghton Ultimate stack with apparent miss
Inspired by July 1970
Epilogue (Issue 9)
David Moore Ultimate Erdnase Royal Flush face-up in deck, overhand stacked, with surprise, Magician vs. Gambler theme, see also p. 332 and p. 337
Variations Mar. 1970 328
Norman Houghton Hyper Silk silk through wand, see also p. 679 for references
VariationsAlso published here Jan. 1972 482
J. W. Sarles Notes on Hyper Silk, also with ring
Inspired by Jan. 1972 482
Norman Houghton Money Count Gag gag when getting money in bank
Feb. 1972 484
Norman Houghton, Gordon Bruce Card to Pocket trouser pocket, without credit
1975 112
Norman Houghton Melt-Through Ring Off
Also published here
  • "Abracadabra" #1000
1975 20
Norman Houghton How To De-Rope a Ring
1975 21
Norman Houghton, J. W. Sarles Norman Houghton's Hypertuch silk through wand
  • Tuch und Ring
Also published here Mar. 1977
Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Norman Houghton Thirty-Two using automatic placement principle
Related to July 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Norman Houghton Trinity three cards alike
Related toVariations Sep. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 9)
Norman Houghton Lazy Man's Invisible Pass handling of the classic pass, also as cover pass
June 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 6)
Norman Houghton Love Match spectator and performer shuffle envelopes and pair them up, inside are names of celebrity pairs, they match
1982 65
Norman Houghton The Palms-Up Switch Shuttle Pass Handling, credit correction on page 95
Mar. 1983 61
Edward Marlo Dribble Free Force multiple dribble control, same position forced
Related toVariations 1984 311
Norman Houghton Phase Zwei ring is thrown on rope, move
Also published here
  • Stewart James' "Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks - Vol. 3" P. 207. 1980.
1985 5
Gordon Bruce, Norman Houghton Pocket Palm trouser pocket, no credits
1987 5
Norman Houghton Pocket Load here credited to Carlyle
1988 116
Norman Houghton, Edward Marlo, Gordon Bruce More on Card to Pocket classic palm removal, variations from different pockets
1988 33
David Williamson 51 Cards to Pocket deck to pocket
Related toVariations 1989 77
Gerd Winkler Winkler-Switch
Related to 1989 71
Michael Powers Trinity Two-as-Four Sequence
Inspired by 1990 29
Norman Houghton KISMET Envelope
1990 4
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex
Related toAlso published here 1991 732
Wayne Kyzer Birth Card
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 734
Norman Houghton, Gordon Bruce Pocket Palm trouser pocket, from classic palm, here credited to Gordon Bruce
1993 124
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex
Also published here 1993 13
René Lavand Card from Pocket Finesse same as Gordon Bruce / Norman Houghton
1993 55
Norman Houghton, Gordon Bruce Pocket Palm credited to Bruce, trouser pocket
1994 49
Norman Houghton Kismet three-way envelope
1994 28
Norman Houghton Pocket Load trouser pocket
1995 56
Norman Houghton Sense of Touch spectator locates card under table, then it changes into selection
1995 1039
Wayne Kyzer Birth Card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1995 151
Richard Vollmer, Norman Houghton LIII-Kelihood small packet is counted and card remembered at number in remainder, then 10, 9, 8 count to find card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1995 155
Richard Vollmer Right-To-It Location faro placement
Inspired byVariations Sep. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 9)
Richard Vollmer Pretty Close To A Miracle
Inspired byRelated to May 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 5)
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1997 49
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's First Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck
Inspired by 1997 52
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's Second Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck too
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1997 53
Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count first appeared in "Colour Blind"
Related to
  • "Colour Blind" (Norman Houghton, Ibidem, June 1955)
1997 315
Norman Houghton Pocket Load
1997 46
Norman Houghton The "Kismet"-Envelope three-way envelope
1997 10
Brother John Hamman, Norman Houghton The Flushtration Count
1998 609
Norman Houghton Bluff Multiple Shift riffle forcing consecutive cards
Related toAlso published here
  • Abracadabra, No. 1050, also Wit & Wizardry, p. 14
1998 668
Norman Houghton, Gordon Bruce Norman Houghton's Pocket Extraction trouser pocket
Related to
  • "Production of a Palmed Card from the Shirt Pocket" (Ibidem No. 12)
1998 722
Peter Duffie Alien Encounter card chosen, Ace of Spades from an odd-colored deck put in, it becomes selection
Inspired by
  • "Stranger of Another Color" (Norman Houghton, Ibidem #5)
1998 4
Karl Fulves, Norman Houghton Do You Have ESP? No. 17, spectator selects only odd-backed card from packet
2001 27
Norman Houghton Houghton Pocket Load trousers
2002 115
Norman Houghton, Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count credit information
Nov./Dec. 2002
Penumbra (Issue 4)
Norman Houghton, Sid Lorraine Instant Egg white material changes into egg, then into fried egg, then into potato chips
Also published here
  • Abracadabra, Vol. 38 No. 976, Oct. 10, 1964, p. 220
2002 206
Steve Beam Bon Voyage group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2006 107
Norman Houghton, Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count credit information
2008 269
Richard Vollmer, Henry Christ, Martin Gardner Numerology three numbers lead to discovery of freely chosen card
Related toAlso published here 2010 88
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #40 on credits for The Recognition Reflex and Point Break, handling for The World's Greatest Magician
Related to 2011 xxviii
Norman Houghton Bluff Multiple Shift riffle forcing consecutive cards
2011 14
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's "Selective Control" King and Queen pushed sideways through deck, King turns over
Inspired by 2011 735
Norman Houghton "A New Coin Fold" to fool magicians, not classic coin fold
2012 127
Norman Houghton, Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count
2014 162
Norman Houghton, Christian Scherer Flushtration Count stand up, with jumbo cards
2014 255
Norman Houghton Kismet Envelope three-way envelope
2014 238
Norman Houghton Pocket Load here credited to Carlyle, trousers
2019 174
Steve Reynolds Mini Matching Update one deck, two halves made, after a few single matches all cards match
Inspired by 2020
Output (Issue 10)