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Edward Marlo Card to Pocket Surprise same surprise as in Eddie Fechter's Routine
1945 Off the Top 13
Paul LePaul The Gymnastic Aces Aces literally leap one at a time out of the deck
Variations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 207
Paul LePaul An Automatic Jog-Control
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 101
Unknown Chinese Money Mystery
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 154
Bill Simon Unexpected two red aces are laid on spectator's hand and transform into black aces, then the red aces are pinched out of the deck one by one, first phase similar to Fechter's "Be honest"
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 133
Edward Marlo The Most Flexible Shift: Simple Shift with additional notes and the following subsections:
  • The Crimped Ace
  • To Get All Four Aces to Top
  • To Get Three Aces to Top and One on Bottom
  • To Get Two Aces to Top and Two to Bottom
  • To Get Three Aces to Bottom and One on Top
  • To Place All Four Aces at a Certain Number from the Top or Bottom
  • To Get a Center Stock of Cards to Top or Bottom
Related to 1961 The Multiple Shift 35
Silent Mora Chinese Money Trick chinese coin is stretched, then formed into man-like coin (originally from Sphinx)
Variations 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 411
Eddie Fechter Eddie Fechter Reverse Technique when getting into riffle shuffle packets kiss
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 15
Eddie Fechter You Brain Me glimpse of reversed selection in deck
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 49
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Fooler
Related to 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 50
Walter Rollins, Jerry Mentzer Unexpected Surprise four of five cards vanish, with odd-backed card variation
Related to 1972 Card Cavalcade 31
Eddie Fechter Small Number Faro Stack faro slough-off handling
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 39
Eddie Fechter Fan Positioning placing a card at certain position from top, using fan shuffle
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 41
Eddie Fechter Double Lift from Tabled Pack
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 43
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with out
VariationsAlso published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 45
Eddie Fechter Peek Reverse
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 46
Eddie Fechter Quick Reverse using palm
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 48
Eddie Fechter Tabled Transfer tabled double undercut, bottom to top
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 50
Eddie Fechter Swivel Cut Transfer bottom cards to top
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 51
Eddie Fechter Control cuts and a faro shuffle
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 52
Eddie Fechter Cover for the One-Handed Top Palm tapping deck on table
1972 Card Cavalcade 49
Derek Dingle, Walter E. Cummings, Eddie Fechter F.C.D. Aces sliding production
Related toVariations 1972 Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2)) 139
Derek Dingle, Eddie Fechter Tabled Pop Over
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 41
Gene Castillon Gourmet Slide Aces
  • FDC Discovery Method #1
  • FDC Discovery Method #2
  • FDC Discovery Method #3
  • FDC Discovery Method #4
Inspired by 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 34
Eddie Fechter Packet to Packet
VariationsAlso published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 34
Jerry Mentzer Alternate Handling Number One
Inspired by 1974 Card Cavalcade II 37
Jerry Mentzer Alternate Handling Number Two
Inspired by 1974 Card Cavalcade II 38
Eddie Fechter How Do You Want Me To Find Your Card? selection is found again and again in quick fashion, as an out
Also published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 167
Eddie Fechter, Edward Marlo The Estimation Peek
Related toAlso published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 169
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning
Also published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 171
Al Smith (reviewer) Magician Nitely by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer) 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 75
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Read, Tony Faro, Cyril Faranoff, Ed Eckl, Eddie Fechter, Alex Elmsley, Walt Lees, Tony Shiels
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 12) 147
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on Al and Jack Flosso, Ed Marlo, Eddie Fechter, Dick Kohl, Doc Dougherty, Scotty York, Billy Wells
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 257
John F. Mendoza The Automatic Deck sliding block production
Inspired byRelated to 1978 The Book of John 78
Eddie Fechter Choice Aces aces are lost and reproduced, spectator makes some decisions how
Aug. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 229
Eddie Fechter Rapid Reverse palmed card replaced when tabled deck is spread
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 63
Eddie Fechter Card Transpo from small packet to small packet, biddle
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 65
Eddie Fechter No Pile four of five cards vanish
Related toAlso published here 1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 69
Obie O'Brien USA Happenings on the passing of Eddie Fechter, Karl Norman, 4F, Tom Mullica
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 5) 678
Eddie Fechter Pop-Over Move
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 31
Eddie Fechter Slide Production - The Basic Production
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 74
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez, Eddie Fechter Instant Replay card jumps off deck into other hand, then back
Related toAlso published here 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 126
Tom Gagnon The Fan Square-Up Pass top card cover pass from one-handed fan
Inspired by
  • Eddie Fechter's Fan Glimpse (Magic of Eddie Fechter, p. 185)
Also published here
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 301
Eddie Fechter Small Number Faro Stack faro slough-off handling
Also published here 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 2
Steve Beam Forced Add-On without disturbing the top and bottom cards
Inspired by 1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 16) 272
Unknown Fan Pop Over card pops over from left-hand half onto fan in right hand, Eddie Fechter?
1987 New Wave Close-Up 120
Eddie Fechter Hindu Revelation thumb flips card out of deck
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 96
Michael Skinner, Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation pop over on Fan
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 91
Randy Wakeman Here's to the Head Forker spectator says "That's it" on every card shown, sucker
Related to
  • "That's it!" (Eddie Fechter)
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 12
David Berger Have a Heart Variation on Fechter's "Be honest"
Inspired by Feb. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 2) 1747
Paul Harris Instant Replay Instant Replay flourish as a color change
Related to 1990 Top Secret Stuff 55
Eddie Fechter Twisted Down pass to bring card to the bottom
1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1) 5
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Changing Aces (Snapover Aces) red Aces on top of tabled deck, when turned over again they are black Aces
Related to
  • Precursor #33
VariationsAlso published here
  • Fechter - The Magic of Eddie Fechter
1993 Card File 209
Eddie Fechter Tabled Double Lift snap-over
1993 Card File 209
Mike Gallo Changing Aces black Aces produced, they change into red Aces
Inspired by 1993 Card File 211
Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation card flipped off deck in other hand or on deck
Also published here
  • "Magician Nitely"
1993 Card File 214
Dan Block Changing Aces black Aces found, change into red Aces
Inspired by 1993 Card File 216
Jerry Mentzer Background Information on Eddie Fechter
1993 Fechter viii
Harrison Carroll Biography of Eddie Fechter
1993 Fechter 5
Ed Eckl Thoughts of Eddie Fechter and the Forks
1993 Fechter 16
Rob Allen The Kitchen Table stories on the kitchen in the Forks Hotel and Eddie Fechter
  • Nonsense in the kitchen
  • Mindreading
  • Sandwich
1993 Fechter 18
Rob Allen, Bill Okal, Ray Mertz Breakfast stories of Eddie Fechter
  • Going Out to Breakfast.
  • I'm Here!
  • Coffee's strong!
  • Coffee Refills.
  • When the Food Came.
  • Got to Go Now.
1993 Fechter 20
Rob Allen, Bill Okal, Ron Fredrick Sight Bits and other Shtick gags Eddie Fechter used to do
  • Eddie's Imitations
  • Directions
  • Winter Wonder
  • Fuzzy Duck
1993 Fechter 23
Harrison Carroll, Ron Fredrick, Rob Allen, Bill Okal Fechter Bits lines and bits by Eddie Fechter
1993 Fechter 27
Eddie Fechter Imperfection Peek
1993 Fechter 35
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
1993 Fechter 37
Eddie Fechter Natural Break Peek using natural breaks
1993 Fechter 39
Eddie Fechter Two Card Revelation deck cut in half, face cards change into selections, a la "Sleeve Aces"
1993 Fechter 41
Eddie Fechter Fourth Down finding two selection with reversed card
1993 Fechter 43
Unknown Chapter 3 - Eddie Fechter Magic
1993 Fechter 47
Eddie Fechter You Would Lose performer cuts to four Aces, slip cuts
1993 Fechter 49
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Stop performer stops spectator while dealing, next card is selection
1993 Fechter 51
Eddie Fechter The Spectator Stops psychological stop trick, cards face down
  • Outs
  • Touches
1993 Fechter 53
Eddie Fechter Eight Coin Trick
Inspired by 1993 Fechter 55
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Changing Aces (Snapover Aces) red Aces on top of deck are replaced and turned over again, transformation to black Aces
Also published here
  • "Precursor" XXXIII, 1991. P. 3.
1993 Fechter 57
Eddie Fechter That's It!
1993 Fechter 59
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Shake Down Gymnastic Aces with selected cards
Inspired by 1993 Fechter 63
Eddie Fechter Slide Revelation incomplete Faro, part slides forward and back to reveal selection
1993 Fechter 64
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Invisible Pass cover pass
1993 Fechter 66
Eddie Fechter, Dan Block Off Beat Tip Change Routine card under finger of spectator is apparently switched with other card
1993 Fechter 68
Eddie Fechter, Dan Block Top Change Handling card held from above
1993 Fechter 69
Eddie Fechter Faro Pairs magician's gag, Faro with alternate pairs
1993 Fechter 71
Eddie Fechter Crazy Cut strange card control, pass mechanics
1993 Fechter 72
Eddie Fechter Eddie Fechter's Multiple Shift
  • The Basic Multiple Shift
  • Four to the Top
  • Three to the Bottom and One to the Top
  • Four to the Bottom
  • Two to the Top and Two to the Bottom
Related to 1993 Fechter 75
Eddie Fechter One Handed Tabled Switch with deck in hand and card on table
1993 Fechter 78
Eddie Fechter A Card Location card pushed inside case
Also published here 1993 Fechter 119
Eddie Fechter A Card Control same as LePaul's "An Automatic Jog-Control"
Related toAlso published here 1993 Fechter 121
Eddie Fechter A Different Disclosure card change, while deck is turned over
Also published here 1993 Fechter 122
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Dunbury
Also published here 1993 Fechter 123
Eddie Fechter The Three Devils joke with cards
Also published here 1993 Fechter 124
Eddie Fechter Eddie Fechter's Homing Card
Also published here 1993 Fechter 125
Eddie Fechter I've Got a Surprise For You wrong card placed on table, same card is removed from pocket and card on table turns out to be selection
1993 Fechter 129
Eddie Fechter Be Honest - What Is It? two cards, one held by spectator and one by performer, change into two totally different cards, other two cards end up in performer's trouser pocket
Variations 1993 Fechter 132
Eddie Fechter The Follow Up follow up for Be Honest - What Is It?, card changes face-up
1993 Fechter 136
Eddie Fechter Goblin Tube coin changes into water, with Goblin Tube, gag
1993 Fechter 137
Eddie Fechter, Del Ray Fechter's Aces Aces vanish and are found again, improvisational manner
1993 Fechter 138
Eddie Fechter Aces Up or Down? Aces are found reversed in the deck
1993 Fechter 143
Eddie Fechter You've Been Real Good to Me spectator sits on chosen card
1993 Fechter 146
Eddie Fechter Waterfall revelation of chosen card after waterfall from hand to hand
1993 Fechter 148
Eddie Fechter 6-4-5 Coin Trick tabled coins across, several phases
1993 Fechter 153
Eddie Fechter Eight to Twelve two spectators hold amount of cards, number of cards changes several times
Also published here
  • "Eight to Twelve" in "The Linking Ring" February, 1973.
1993 Fechter 159
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Brainwave using a normal and a Brainwave deck
1993 Fechter 166
Eddie Fechter Glimpse of reversed card in center of the deck, while squaring up tabled deck
1993 Fechter 168
Eddie Fechter Peek Force
  • Multiple Force
1993 Fechter 174
Eddie Fechter Tiniest Peek I've Ever Seen verbal convincer for spectator's peek
1993 Fechter 177
Eddie Fechter Peek and Key Combination
1993 Fechter 178
Eddie Fechter Glimpse during rotation of the wrist
1993 Fechter 180
Eddie Fechter Peek Subtlety using a step after the peek
1993 Fechter 181
Eddie Fechter Turn Around Peek Control deck is turned 180° between the hands
1993 Fechter 183
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Fan Glimpse one-handed fan after peek
1993 Fechter 185
Eddie Fechter Cover For Peek Control deck is flexed while holding a break
1993 Fechter 186
Eddie Fechter Two Card Control From Peek
  • Pseudo Three Peek Control
1993 Fechter 188
Eddie Fechter Eight Selections using eight cards, fingertip peek and various revelations
1993 Fechter 190
Eddie Fechter Flying Locator improved version of Fechter's Fooler
Related to 1993 Fechter 199
Eddie Fechter Small Stock False Shuffle
1993 Fechter 203
Eddie Fechter Auto Jog Control side-jog, swivel cut
1993 Fechter 206
Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation card jumps from deck to hand
1993 Fechter 208
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Bluff Pass
1993 Fechter 210
Eddie Fechter Bar Towel Force
1993 Fechter 212
Eddie Fechter Tips, Hints, and Bits of Business various gags, on the classic force and Ambitious Card bit
1993 Fechter 213
Eddie Fechter Top Card Reversal for one or more cards, top or bottom
1993 Fechter 219
Eddie Fechter A Magical Prediction spectator finds his own card from ribbon spread deck, risky method, with outs
Also published here
  • "A Magical Prediction" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1972.
1993 Fechter 222
Eddie Fechter Knockout Prediction using two decks
Also published here
  • "Knockout Prediction" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1972.
1993 Fechter 225
Unknown Chapter 11 - Eddie Fechter Magic from Card Cavalcade
1993 Fechter 229
Eddie Fechter Small Number Faro Stack faro slough-off handling
Also published here 1993 Fechter 231
Eddie Fechter Fan Positioning placing a card at certain position from top, using fan shuffle
Also published here 1993 Fechter 233
Eddie Fechter Double Lift from Tabled Pack
Also published here 1993 Fechter 235
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with out
Also published here 1993 Fechter 237
Eddie Fechter Peek Reverse
Also published here 1993 Fechter 238
Eddie Fechter Quick Reverse using palm, with variation
Also published here 1993 Fechter 241
Eddie Fechter Tabled Transfer tabled double undercut, bottom to top
Also published here 1993 Fechter 244
Eddie Fechter Swivel Cut Transfer bottom cards to top
Also published here 1993 Fechter 245
Eddie Fechter Control cuts and a faro shuffle
Also published here 1993 Fechter 247
Unknown Chapter 12 - Eddie Fechter Magic from Card Cavalcade II
1993 Fechter 251
Eddie Fechter How Do You Want Me To Find Your Card? selection is found again and again in quick fashion, as an out
Also published here 1993 Fechter 253
Eddie Fechter Estimation Peek
Also published here 1993 Fechter 255
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning
Also published here 1993 Fechter 256
Unknown Chapter 13 - Eddie Fechter Magic from Card Cavalcade Finale
1993 Fechter 259
Eddie Fechter No Pile four of five cards vanish
Related toAlso published here 1993 Fechter 261
Eddie Fechter Packet to Packet with Alternate Ending
Also published here 1993 Fechter 263
Ronald Zollweg Memories of the Forks remembering Eddie Fechter and the Forks Hotel
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 58) 1115
Martin Gardner, Eddie Fechter, Audley Walsh Control 5 with cup
Related to
  • "Eddie Fechter's Dice Holdout Methods for Magicians" (Jerry Mentzer, 1974)
  • "Dice Dexterity" (Audley Walsh, Ed Mishell, 1953)
1995 A Die Of Another Color 15
Eddie Fechter Control 12 with cup
Also published here
  • "Eddie Fechter's Dice Holdout Methods for Magicians" (Jerry Mentzer, 1974)
1995 A Die Of Another Color 25
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez, Eddie Fechter Instant Replay card jumps off deck into other hand, then back
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 115
Eddie Fechter Cutting Stop Force timing force
1996 Classic Sampler 4
Dominique Duvivier Somersaulting Double Make double card spin and somersault back onto the deck (flourish double)
Related to 1996 Magie Duvivier 12
Eddie Fechter Cutting Force timing
1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 126
Paul Harris, Eddie Fechter, Daryl Martinez Snap-Over Move
Related to 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1436
Eddie Fechter Cutting Stop Force timing, see p. 165 for Fechter's out
1999 Tricks of my Trade 158
Jörg Alexander Weber, Eddie Fechter Unmöglicher Austausch two card transform in spectator's hand
Inspired by 2000 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 1 26
Jerry Mentzer Two Card Transpo
Inspired by
  • "Off Beat Top Change Routine" (Eddie Fechter, Fechter, p. 68)
2000 Card File Two 25
R. Paul Wilson Fech Me? Fech You! four card version instead of two
Inspired by 2001 Omerta 11
David Williamson The Memory Test "Be Honest - What Is it?"
Inspired by 2003 MagiFest ManiFest 21
Eddie Fechter Peek Gambit "did you get one?"
2004 Enchantments 78
David Solomon Which Switch? transposition with selection revelation
Inspired by 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 68
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Slide Control bringing top card to bottom
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 22) 91
Eddie Fechter, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Timing Cut Force
2011 Making the Cut 23
Eddie Fechter Hindu Shuffle Revelation
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 81
Tony Cabral, Eddie Fechter Culling Ploy card apparently lost
2012 The Brown Shoes Lecture Notes 13
Phil Willmarth, Steve Beam, Gene Anderson, Dick Cook, Tim Ellis, Antony Gerard Prologue various anecdotes on 4F, the Forks Hotel and Eddie Fechter
  • I Remember the Forks (Dick Cook)
  • A Few FFFF Pranks & Flops (Steve Beam)
  • Garnack vs. Obie's New Table (Gene Anderson)
  • The Toast (Antony Gerard)
  • Chicken Legs (Steve Beam)
  • A Special FFFF (Phil Willmarth)
  • Door #2 (Steve Beam)
  • Cleaning Out My Cardcase (Tim Ellis)
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 12
William P. Miesel My Early Memories of Eddie on Eddie Fechter
Also published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 174
Eddie Fechter A Card Location card pushed inside case
Also published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 176
Eddie Fechter A Card Control same as LePaul's "An Automatic Jog-Control"
Also published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 180
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Dunbury
Also published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 182
Eddie Fechter The Three Devils joke with cards
Also published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 185
Eddie Fechter A Different Disclosure card change, while deck is turned over
Also published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 186
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Homing Card
Also published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 188
Eddie Fechter Fan Glimpse post-peek glimpse
2013 Too Hot for the Devil 83
Eddie Fechter Original Card on the Seat miscalled selection
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 111
Benjamin Earl Stepping Stones
  • Step One: card pocketed is shown to be named card
  • Step Two: pocketed card transposes with a second named card in the hands
  • Step Three: "Be Honest" handling
Inspired by 2019 The Shift #2 1
Tom Gagnon Packet Collectors three selections lost, groups of four cards each biddle counted off deck and spectators put their hand on the groups that contain their cards, selections travel to between Kings
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 53
Eddie Fechter Fan Glimpse step and one-handed fan, see also p. 435
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 433
Andi Gladwin Fan Change
Inspired by
  • "Spring Card Revelation" (Eddie Fechter, Magician Nitely, 1974)
2020 The Boy Who Cried Magic 143