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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Marlo Card to Pocket Surprise same surprise as in Eddie Fechter's Routine
1945 13
The "Yankee Doodle" Card singing a tune, card appears at last beat
Related toVariations 1945/27 120
Paul LePaul An Automatic Jog-Control
Related toVariations 1949 101
Paul LePaul The Gymnastic Aces Aces leap one at a time out of the deck when shaking incompletely shuffled deck
Related toVariations 1949 207
Chinese Money Mystery
Variations 1952 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 toVariations 1952 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 35
Silent Mora Chinese Money Trick chinese coin is stretched, then formed into man-like coin (originally from Sphinx)
Variations 1966 411
Eddie Fechter Eddie Fechter Reverse Technique when getting into riffle shuffle packets kiss
1969 15
Eddie Fechter You Brain Me glimpse of reversed selection in deck
1971 49
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Fooler
Related to 1971 50
Walter Rollins, Jerry Mentzer Unexpected Surprise four of five cards vanish, with odd-backed card variation
Related to 1972 31
Eddie Fechter Small Number Faro Stack faro slough-off handling
Also published here 1972 39
Eddie Fechter Fan Positioning placing a card at certain position from top, using fan shuffle
Also published here 1972 41
Eddie Fechter Double Lift from Tabled Pack
Also published here 1972 43
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with out
VariationsAlso published here 1972 45
Eddie Fechter Peek Reverse
Also published here 1972 46
Eddie Fechter Quick Reverse using palm
Also published here 1972 48
Eddie Fechter Cover for the One-Handed Top Palm tapping deck on table
1972 49
Eddie Fechter Tabled Transfer tabled double undercut, bottom to top
Also published here 1972 50
Eddie Fechter Swivel Cut Transfer bottom cards to top
Also published here 1972 51
Eddie Fechter Control cuts and a faro shuffle, sliding block
VariationsAlso published here 1972 52
Derek Dingle, Walter E. Cummings, Eddie Fechter F.C.D. Aces sliding production
Related toVariations July 1972
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2))
139
Derek Dingle, Eddie Fechter Tabled Pop Over
1973 41
Gene Castillon Gourmet Slide Aces
  • FDC Discovery Method #1
  • FDC Discovery Method #2
  • FDC Discovery Method #3
  • FDC Discovery Method #4
Inspired by May 1973
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5)
34
Eddie Fechter Packet to Packet
VariationsAlso published here 1974 34
Jerry Mentzer Alternate Handling Number One
Inspired by 1974 37
Jerry Mentzer Alternate Handling Number Two
Inspired by 1974 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 167
Eddie Fechter, Edward Marlo The Estimation Peek
Related toAlso published here 1974 169
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning
Also published here 1974 171
Steve Saunders, James R. Hicks Four Aces 1,000,001 Aces vanish and are found again by spelling the cards
Inspired by 1974
Necromancer (Vol. 2 No. 4)
1
Al Smith (reviewer) Magician Nitely by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer) Feb. 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
Aug. 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
May 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9)
257
John F. Mendoza The Automatic Deck sliding block production
Inspired byRelated to 1978 78
Eddie Fechter Choice Aces aces are lost and reproduced, spectator makes some decisions how
Aug. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 8)
229
Eddie Fechter Rapid Reverse palmed card replaced when tabled deck is spread
1979 63
Eddie Fechter Card Transpo from small packet to small packet, biddle
1979 65
Eddie Fechter No Pile four of five cards vanish
Related toAlso published here 1979 69
Obie O'Brien USA Happenings on the passing of Eddie Fechter, Karl Norman, 4F, Tom Mullica
May 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 5)
678
Nick Trost Double-Take Card Change simplified version
Inspired by 1979 11
Eddie Fechter Pop-Over Move
1982 31
Eddie Fechter Slide Production - The Basic Production
1982 74
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez, Eddie Fechter Instant Replay card jumps off deck into other hand, then back
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1983 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 2
Steve Beam Forced Add-On without disturbing the top and bottom cards
Inspired by 1987 272
Fan Pop Over card pops over from left-hand half onto fan in right hand, Eddie Fechter?
1987 120
Michael Skinner, Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation pop over on Fan
1988 91
Eddie Fechter Hindu Revelation thumb flips card out of deck
1988 96
Tom Ogden Äährlich?!
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Genii
July 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
204
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 12
David Berger Have a Heart Variation on Fechter's "Be honest"
Inspired by Feb. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 2)
1747
Paul Harris Instant Replay Instant Replay flourish as a color change
Related to 1990 55
Eddie Fechter Twisted Down pass to bring card to the bottom
Mar. 1991
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1)
5
Ray Mertz, Eddie Fechter Yankee Doodle singing Yankee Doodle to find selection
Related to July/Aug. 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 1 No. 6)
56
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Dice Holdout Methods by Eddie Fechter 1992
Cheat Sheet (Issue 10)
102
Rob Allen The Eddie on Eddie Fechter
Related to Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
24
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 209
Eddie Fechter Tabled Double Lift snap-over
1993 209
Mike Gallo Changing Aces black Aces produced, they change into red Aces
Inspired by 1993 211
Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation card flipped off deck in other hand or on deck
Also published here
  • "Magician Nitely"
1993 214
Dan Block Changing Aces black Aces found, change into red Aces
Inspired by 1993 216
Jerry Mentzer Background Information on Eddie Fechter
1993 viii
Harrison Carroll Biography of Eddie Fechter
1993 5
Ed Eckl Thoughts of Eddie Fechter and the Forks
1993 16
Rob Allen The Kitchen Table stories on the kitchen in the Forks Hotel and Eddie Fechter
  • Nonsense in the kitchen
  • Mindreading
  • Sandwich
1993 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 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 23
Harrison Carroll, Ron Fredrick, Rob Allen, Bill Okal Fechter Bits lines and bits by Eddie Fechter
1993 27
Eddie Fechter Imperfection Peek
1993 35
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
1993 37
Eddie Fechter Natural Break Peek using natural breaks
1993 39
Eddie Fechter Two Card Revelation deck cut in half, face cards change into selections, a la "Sleeve Aces"
1993 41
Eddie Fechter Fourth Down finding two selection with reversed card
1993 43
Chapter 3 - Eddie Fechter Magic
1993 47
Eddie Fechter You Would Lose performer cuts to four Aces, slip cuts
1993 49
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Stop performer stops spectator while dealing, next card is selection
1993 51
Eddie Fechter The Spectator Stops psychological stop trick, cards face down
  • Outs
  • Touches
1993 53
Eddie Fechter Eight Coin Trick
Inspired byVariations 1993 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 57
Eddie Fechter That's It!
1993 59
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Shake Down Gymnastic Aces with selected cards
Inspired by 1993 63
Eddie Fechter Slide Revelation incomplete Faro, part slides forward and back to reveal selection
1993 64
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Invisible Pass cover pass
1993 66
Eddie Fechter, Dan Block Off Beat Tip Change Routine card under finger of spectator is apparently switched with other card
1993 68
Eddie Fechter, Dan Block Top Change Handling card held from above
1993 69
Eddie Fechter Faro Pairs magician's gag, Faro with alternate pairs
1993 71
Eddie Fechter Crazy Cut strange card control, pass mechanics
1993 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 75
Eddie Fechter One Handed Tabled Switch with deck in hand and card on table
1993 78
Eddie Fechter A Card Location card pushed inside case
Also published here 1993 119
Eddie Fechter A Card Control same as LePaul's "An Automatic Jog-Control"
Related toAlso published here 1993 121
Eddie Fechter A Different Disclosure card change, while deck is turned over
Also published here 1993 122
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Dunbury
Also published here 1993 123
Eddie Fechter The Three Devils joke with cards
Also published here 1993 124
Eddie Fechter Eddie Fechter's Homing Card
Also published here 1993 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 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
Related toVariations 1993 132
Eddie Fechter The Follow Up follow up for Be Honest - What Is It?, card changes face-up
1993 136
Eddie Fechter Goblin Tube coin changes into water, with Goblin Tube, gag
1993 137
Eddie Fechter, Del Ray Fechter's Aces Aces vanish from four packets and are found again, improvisational manner
Variations 1993 138
Eddie Fechter Aces Up or Down? Aces are found reversed in the deck
1993 143
Eddie Fechter You've Been Real Good to Me spectator sits on chosen card
1993 146
Eddie Fechter Waterfall revelation of chosen card after waterfall from hand to hand
1993 148
Eddie Fechter 6-4-5 Coin Trick tabled coins across, several phases
1993 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 159
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Brainwave using a normal and a Brainwave deck
1993 166
Eddie Fechter Glimpse of reversed card in center of the deck, while squaring up tabled deck
1993 168
Eddie Fechter Peek Force
  • Multiple Force
1993 174
Eddie Fechter Tiniest Peek I've Ever Seen verbal convincer for spectator's peek
1993 177
Eddie Fechter Peek and Key Combination
1993 178
Eddie Fechter Glimpse during rotation of the wrist
1993 180
Eddie Fechter Peek Subtlety using a step after the peek
1993 181
Eddie Fechter Turn Around Peek Control deck is turned 180° between the hands
1993 183
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Fan Glimpse one-handed fan after peek
Variations 1993 185
Eddie Fechter Cover For Peek Control deck is flexed while holding a break
1993 186
Eddie Fechter Two Card Control From Peek
  • Pseudo Three Peek Control
1993 188
Eddie Fechter Eight Selections using eight cards, fingertip peek and various revelations
1993 190
Eddie Fechter Flying Locator improved version of Fechter's Fooler
Related to 1993 199
Eddie Fechter Small Stock False Shuffle
1993 203
Eddie Fechter Auto Jog Control side-jog, swivel cut
1993 206
Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation card jumps from deck to hand
1993 208
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Bluff Pass
1993 210
Eddie Fechter Bar Towel Force
1993 212
Eddie Fechter Tips, Hints, and Bits of Business various gags, on the classic force and Ambitious Card bit
1993 213
Eddie Fechter Top Card Reversal for one or more cards, top or bottom
1993 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 222
Eddie Fechter Knockout Prediction using two decks
Also published here
  • "Knockout Prediction" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1972.
1993 225
Chapter 11 - Eddie Fechter Magic from Card Cavalcade
1993 229
Eddie Fechter Small Number Faro Stack faro slough-off handling
Also published here 1993 231
Eddie Fechter Fan Positioning placing a card at certain position from top, using fan shuffle
Also published here 1993 233
Eddie Fechter Double Lift from Tabled Pack
Also published here 1993 235
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with out
Also published here 1993 237
Eddie Fechter Peek Reverse
Also published here 1993 238
Eddie Fechter Quick Reverse using palm, with variation
Also published here 1993 241
Eddie Fechter Tabled Transfer tabled double undercut, bottom to top
Also published here 1993 244
Eddie Fechter Swivel Cut Transfer bottom cards to top
Also published here 1993 245
Eddie Fechter Control cuts and a faro shuffle
Also published here 1993 247
Chapter 12 - Eddie Fechter Magic from Card Cavalcade II
1993 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 253
Eddie Fechter Estimation Peek
Also published here 1993 255
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning
Also published here 1993 256
Chapter 13 - Eddie Fechter Magic from Card Cavalcade Finale
1993 259
Eddie Fechter No Pile four of five cards vanish
Related toAlso published here 1993 261
Eddie Fechter Packet to Packet with Alternate Ending
Also published here 1993 263
David Jones (reviewer) Fechter - "The Magic of Eddie Fechter" by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer)Related to Sep. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 11)
6
Max Maven A note from Max Maven on Eugene Burger, Jeff McBride and pseudo-mystical bullshit
Related to Nov. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 12)
14
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Fechter by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer) July/Aug. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 18)
199
Michael Weber (reviewer) The Magic of Eddie Fechter by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer) June 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 10)
61
Ellison Poland Slough-Off Control (SOC) cuts and a faro shuffle, card remains in second position throughout repeated faros
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Faro Slough Offs" (Jimmy Nuzzo, New Tops, Dec. 1965)
1994 1
Ronald Zollweg Memories of the Forks remembering Eddie Fechter and the Forks Hotel
1995 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 15
Eddie Fechter Control 12 with cup
Also published here
  • "Eddie Fechter's Dice Holdout Methods for Magicians" (Jerry Mentzer, 1974)
1995 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 4
Dominique Duvivier Somersaulting Double Make double card spin and somersault back onto the deck (flourish double)
Related to 1996 12
Eddie Fechter Hindu Shuffle Control
1996 55
Lou Gallo, Eddie Fechter Fechter's Sponge Balls
1996 119
Eddie Fechter Cutting Force timing
1997 126
Paul Harris, Eddie Fechter, Daryl Martinez Snap-Over Move
Related to 1998 1436
Eddie Fechter Cutting Stop Force timing, see p. 165 for Fechter's out
1999 158
Jörg Alexander Weber, Eddie Fechter Unmöglicher Austausch two card transform in spectator's hand
Inspired by 2000 26
Jerry Mentzer Two Card Transpo
Inspired by
  • "Off Beat Top Change Routine" (Eddie Fechter, Fechter, p. 68)
2000 25
Eddie Fechter and The Forks Hotel
Also published here
  • Genii, May 1978, Vol. 42 No. 5
Apr. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4)
41
R. Paul Wilson Fech Me? Fech You! four card version instead of two
Inspired by 2001 11
Eddie Fechter Small Number Faro Stack faro slough-off handling
Also published here Sep. 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 4)
2
David Williamson The Memory Test "Be Honest" handling, Jokers pocketed at the start, two other cards transpose and then change into Jokers, other cards found in pocket
Inspired byAlso published here Sep. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
117
Paul Gertner Speaking Volumes
Related to June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
25
John Lovick Speaking Volumes
Related to June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
28
David Williamson The Memory Test "Be Honest - What Is it?"
Inspired byAlso published here 2003 21
Michael Close (reviewer) Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer) Dec. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
43
Eddie Fechter Peek Gambit "did you get one?"
2004 78
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer) Jan. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 1)
94
Andrew Galloway Subterranean Silver (misspelled "Subterannean"), three coins in each hand, they travel across one by one, two discarded, two coins penetrate table to join others
Inspired by 2006 30
Andi Gladwin 8 Hour Fan Change card on face of one half changes when fan in other hand is waved over it
Inspired byAlso published here 2006 18
David Solomon Which Switch? transposition with selection revelation
Inspired by 2007 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 23
Joe Rindfleisch A.D.D. Aces Daley's last with the Aces, all change to Kings
Inspired by Jan. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 1)
24
Eddie Fechter Hindu Shuffle Revelation
2012 81
Tony Cabral, Eddie Fechter Culling Ploy card apparently lost
2012 13
Philip Reed 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 12
William P. Miesel My Early Memories of Eddie on Eddie Fechter
Also published here 2012 174
Eddie Fechter A Card Location card pushed inside case
Also published here 2012 176
Eddie Fechter A Card Control same as LePaul's "An Automatic Jog-Control"
Also published here 2012 180
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Dunbury
Also published here 2012 182
Eddie Fechter The Three Devils joke with cards
Also published here 2012 185
Eddie Fechter A Different Disclosure card change, while deck is turned over
Also published here 2012 186
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Homing Card
Also published here 2012 188
David Redondo Two Card Monte con Copa using a glass, with second phase
Inspired byRelated to 2012 33
David Redondo Transposición Crisalina "Two Card Monte Con Copa 2.0"
using a glass
Inspired byRelated to 2012 79
Eddie Fechter Fan Glimpse post-peek glimpse
2013 83
Eddie Fechter Cutting Stop Force
Sep. 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 9)
21
Benjamin Earl Face Value Be honest handling, two cards held by spectator change into two different cards, other two cards end up in performer's wallet or elsewhere
Inspired by 2016 1
Eddie Fechter Original Card on the Seat miscalled selection
2018 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 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 53
Eddie Fechter Fan Glimpse step and one-handed fan, see also p. 435
2019 433
Andi Gladwin Fan Change one-handed fan waved over half in other hand
Inspired by
  • "Spring Card Revelation" (Eddie Fechter, Magician Nitely, 1974)
Also published here
2020 143
Edward Marlo Letter from Marlo to Vyn Boyer: Solution to Eddie Fechter's Aces dated 1/19/53
2021
Output (Issue 16)
7
Edward Marlo Solution to E.F. Aces Aces lost, spectator stops at dribble four times to locate all Aces
Inspired by 2021
Output (Issue 16)
10
Rico Weeland Thank You, Eddie Aces vanish from four packets in different ways and are found again at four numbers or values in improvisational manner
Inspired by Oct. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 10)
466
Tom Gagnon A Fan of Müller's Three-Card Catch one-handed sandwich throw with deck in one-hand fan configuration, selection really stripped from center
Inspired by 2022 64
Tom Gagnon Fan Glimpse to Hindu Shuffle one-handed fan after peek, followed by hindu shuffle control
Inspired by 2022 126
Tom Gagnon Fan Glimpse to Overhand Shuffle one-handed fan after peek, followed by overhand shuffle control
Inspired by 2022 128
Justin Higham Be Honest, Did You See It? two methods for Fechter's effect
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Inspired by 2023 26