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Stanley Collins A New Ropes and Rings Experiment similar to Grandmother's Necklace, with jacket, ropes and ringsRelated to Original Magical Creations 84
Stewart James The Simplicity Four Ace Trick Also published here More "Eye-Openers" 6
Stewart James Miraskill Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 147
Stewart James The Candy King Miraskill with candiesVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
Stewart James Numismatigic coin divination behind back, magnetismRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
Stewart James Miraskill reprinted from Jinx Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 330
Stewart James Simplicity Four Ace Trick Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 355
Stewart James The Folk Test two names selected from list are predictedRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 236
Stewart James Queer Quest three cards found The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 331
Stewart James Deck Digit Dial and Devil different procedure The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 48) 337
Stewart James The Four Aces a bit convolutedVariationsAlso published here Greater Magic 355
Mahendra The Miracle Divination - The Problem of the Three Coins three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines themVariations Greater Magic 128
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishesRelated to
  • p. 610, p. 814
VariationsAlso published here
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 471
Stewart James (reviewer) Modern Magic Programs No. 7 by Joseph DunningerRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
L. Vosburgh Lyons The Knickel of Kanadah coin divination, magnetismInspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 486
L. Vosburgh Lyons Fourth Dimensional Sewing Inspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 100) 611
Stewart James Pin Divination orientation of pin in closed container divined The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 498
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 1. number and color predicted in ball of wool The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 601
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 2. name of selected card appears on tissue paper (via Tarbell's "Phanteario") The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Stewart James Further Than That production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuffRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 765
Stewart James Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happensRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 766
Stewart James Sleightly Off threaded ping pong ball is removed underneath cloth The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 767
Stewart James, Theodore Annemann The Waiting Place for Unborn Thoughts spectator forms word with alphabet cards, performer knows it, three phases/methods The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 767
L. Vosburgh Lyons The New Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happensInspired by The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 824
Stewart James Sefalaljia Jr. ring on string bit with safety pin from "Sefalaljia", under handkerchiefInspired byAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Stewart James Queer Quest three cards found Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 27
Gerber Thrice Right thought of number is counted from the deck and cross sum as well, another spectator does the same without looking at the card, prediction matches the card from first spectator and when the card by the second spectator is turned over ist is the same as wellInspired by
  • a routine by Stewart James in "The Jinx"
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Stewart James, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Variation on Rusduck's Stack It Inspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 66) 270
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dunninger, Richard Himber, Zanzig, Newton Hall, Milton Kort, Stewart James The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 66) 271
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Stack It spectator stacks the hand while apparently losing the cards in the deck, as RusduckRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 55) 226
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on "Le Magicien" Milbourne Christopher, Larry Arcuri, Mardo, Stewart James, Orson Welles, Loring Campbell The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 98) 399
Stewart James Pockethereal two spectators remember card and position in twenty-card packetVariations Show Stoppers with Cards 5
Charles Nagle, Stewart James Traveling Aces No. 4, Ace assembly (with a touch of Follow the Leader), effect and method identical to Simplicity Four Ace Trick by Stewart JamesAlso published here Scarne on Card Tricks 13
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersRelated toVariations Scarne on Card Tricks 132
Stewart James, Milton Kort Almost a Transposition transposition of dime and penny, as a kicker the dime transforms into two nickelsRelated to Modern Coin Magic 127
Stewart James Sqeeze Play coin through hole in poker chip and ring, with handkerchief, shell Modern Coin Magic 235
Stewart James Jimmy Valentine Picks a Lock two coins wrapped in handkerchief and the corner pulled through a padlock, one is named and that one is removed, nickel & penny set Modern Coin Magic 236
Stewart James Money Paper paper disc penetrates a stack of four pennies and ends up inside a business card, nickel & penny set Modern Coin Magic 237
Stewart James Almost a Transposition trasposition of dime and penny, as a kicker the dime transforms into two nickels, nickel & penny set, dime & penny setRelated to Modern Coin Magic 238
Stewart James Fourth Version The Changing Change coins with different values, covered with two bills, extra coin Modern Coin Magic 199
Milton Kort, Stewart James Thieves and Sheep two extra coins Modern Coin Magic 208
Edward Marlo, Stewart James Pockethereal Minus Pockets two cards thought of, they transpose from packet to packet, two methodsInspired byVariations The Cardician 98
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Routine half deck set-up, see also p. 63Inspired byAlso published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 45
Stewart James Vernon Variation Inspired byVariations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 316) 67
Stewart James Touchosen red/blue doublebacker, see also p. 48 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 23
Bill Bowman Clipped clipped, two paperclips on folded bill link, see p. 56 for variation with three clipsRelated toVariations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 310) 38
Stewart James, Harlan Tarbell Hindu Ring on the Rope beneth handkerchief Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 167
Stewart Judah, George Karger, Al O'Hagan, Jesse J. Langston Jr., G. E. Emme, Stewart James, Paul Curry, Ronald B. Edwards Clipped Again more ideas and tips for Bowman's ClippedInspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 324) 105
Stewart James The Corsican Silks clipped variation, handkerchiefs attached to paper clipsInspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 324) 105
Cy Endfield The Famous Magazine Test Coin and Card Page Number Force, performed by Dr. Stanley JaksVariations Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 46
Stewart James Stewart James' Color Prediction Miraskill, three phases, magician predicts outcome each time Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 13
Bob Hummer Hummer's Three-object Divination Three objects switched around, spectator then thinks of one and switches the other two, magician can divine thought of object (Mathematical 3 card monte 1951)Variations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 63
Eli Hackman, Stewart James Sure-Shot Dice Box Small box that allows dice in it to rattle but not turn over. Includes trick by Stewart James (sum prediction) Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 108
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Demonstration half deck set-upVariationsAlso published here The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 223
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zens-Ational see No. 8 for credit informationInspired byRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 2) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Nudeck Speller any named card is spelled to, see credits in No. 8Related to The Cardiste (Issue 2) 7
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8Related to The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Study in Stud system for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud dealRelated toVariations The Cardiste (Issue 4) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Las Vegas Deck ivory and air cushion finish deck in conjunction with Rusduck's four-Way Deal, see No. 8 for history of the principleRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 6) 2
William P. Miesel Another Impromptu Out of this World doing Miraskill for separating red and black cardsRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 6) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Las Vegas Deck comments by Stewart James and Dai VernonRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 8) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Stewart James Research Division creditsRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 8) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Lloyd Jones, Lewis Ganson, Vernon, Stewart James, Peter Warlock The Cardiste (Issue 10) 1
U. F. Grant Lilly - Levi knife in paper cup, knife is held and cup remains suspendedRelated to
  • Stewart James in Tops, April, 1940.
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 231
Don Tanner The Back Room on credits of the U.F Grant tricks in #351, Jay Marshall, Stewart James, Billy McComb, Don Lawton The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 238
Stewart James, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" three colored cigars/cigarettes, three bowls, one of each selected and predictedInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 2) 10
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideasInspired byRelated toVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 416
Peter Alexis Aces selection transforms into an AceVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 417
Karl Fulves Fourtold Retold four selections predicted, four different suitsInspired by
  • Stewart James "Fourtold" in "Tops" 1937 and "Ibidem" #23
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 417
Stewart James Etcetera The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 2) 10
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matchesInspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 3) 73
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matchesInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 5) 88
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control - Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
- Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
- Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 9) 111
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal FlushInspired byAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 10) 113
Dai Vernon Pure Mathematics two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersRelated to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 99
Stewart James, Charles Nyquist, Hans E. Trixer Ring on Cord ring on rope under handkerchief The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 323
Stewart James, Gene Gray A Match for Gravity watch and match tied to thread, over stick, see p. 337 for reference The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 6) 330
Brian Jordan 8 - 25 packets removed and counted down in some piles, two mates appear, see also p. 348Related to
  • "Isochronism" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1952)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3) 315
Harry Lorayne, Stewart James Further Than Further Than That production of selection, tens and royal flush Reputation-Makers 37
J. W. Sarles Further Than That credit information (Larsen & Wright's "Bonus Card Trick"), production of selection, Royal Flush, see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing StroutInspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 1) 467
Stewart James Psycho-Dyne dark room, card travels to chosen location The Living End 26
Glenn G. Gravatt Color Ring Transposition inspired by Stewart James' SefalaljiaRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 181
Jack Vosburgh The Awful Truth Variations The Living End 139
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops) Card Cavalcade 57
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Ice Dice chosen values lie at chosen numbers, imaginary diceRelated toVariationsAlso published here Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 7
Harlan Tarbell, Stewart James, Phil Willmarth Sefalalja Revisited The Ring & Rope Book - Volume One 23
Phil Willmarth Chapter One: Simple Penetrations ring and rope moves without knots, short history, Liko Pang, Fitch Cheney, Jack Chanin & Stewart James The Ring & Rope Book - Volume One 2
Stewart James Unique Slate Test Also published here
  • in "The Sphinx" Vol.29 #1, 1930
Master Slate Secrets - Part I 18
Jon Racherbaumer, Stewart James Taking Further Than That Too Far production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuffRelated to Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 2) 25
Stewart James Introduction - Pick Rick Capers Practical Impossibilities v
Martin Gardner, Stewart James Fibonacci Fantasy using Stewart James' AAG Principle Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 88
Karl Fulves Intro credit information on Stewart James' "51 Faces North" 51 Faces North 1
David Britland Christmas Cord penetration with pair of scissors, under handkerchiefInspired byRelated to Spell-Binder (Vol. 1, No. 8) 140
Gene "Phantini" Grant Two Heads Better two packets of cards, one with word beginnings and one of word endings, two are chosen and they form a wordInspired by Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 52
Al Mann One Thousand Skulls seeing through the wall theme, spectator in other room draws two miniature skulls from a bag, the skulls are either red or white, four phasesRelated to Through a Wall, Mistily! 6
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Ice Dice chosen values lie at chosen numbers, imaginary diceRelated toAlso published here shuffled lecture 6
Stewart James Cuemulat4e three cards chosen from 12-card packet with dealing procedureInspired by Thunday 7
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Sefalajia Number Two by Stewart James Epoptica (Issue 2) 69
Stewart James Balldown big ball is in tube, small ball is dropped in and penetrates big ball and falls out on bottom Arcane (Issue 10) 119
Al Smith (reviewer) Sefalaljia by Stewart James Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 9) 1105
Stewart James Clock Wise new procedure with presentations and variations Arcane (Issue 10) 121
Stewart James Reverse Forward Faro handling of the reverse faro Arcane (Issue 10) 122
Stewart James Mar-Gana word is predicted, using anagrams Arcane (Issue 10) 124
Stewart James The Dilly-Dally Principle number force with playing cards Arcane (Issue 10) 124
Stewart James Polychromatic Wheel strange force involving a wheel layout on the table Arcane (Issue 10) 125
Stewart James Phone-A-Tell using a forced card to get to predicted phone number Arcane (Issue 10) 126
Stewart James Kardtu using the "52 on One Card" gag Arcane (Issue 10) 126
Stewart James Simian Simile three-phase routine with two brass nuts and a string, several penetrations, using gaffed Brema Nut Arcane (Issue 10) 127
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Stewart James Half Open Omen number prediction with cards using cyclical stack (Si Stebbins, Eight Kings), featuring comedy patter "Heinz Across the Sea" Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout... Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Stewart James Half-A-Dozen Ways to Turn off-beat presentation, ace of spades appears and transforms Arcane (Issue 10) 130
Stewart James Golf Poker dealing story routine with jumbo cards Arcane (Issue 10) 131
Edward Marlo Barroom Poker strange Follow the Leader Variation with aces, five phasesInspired by Marlo without Tears 50
Stewart James Anagram Matrix six cards with word lists of six words, spectator names position and remembers a word on any card, divinedVariationsAlso published here
  • "Anagramatic Facsimile" (Stewart James, Tops, March 1953)
Astrology - The Hidden Force 10
Sam Schwartz Interlocking Anagrams same trick without knowing positionInspired byAlso published here
  • "Word-A-Matic" (Sam Schwartz, 1963, Linking Ring)
Astrology - The Hidden Force 11
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Reduz card and number predicted, elaboration on Stewart James' "Heduz" (Case For Cards) Thequal 8
Stewart James Futuristic Art prediction of two selected sign, with a stand, carbon paper Magic from the Parade #1 19
Stewart James, Howard Lyons An Obvious Card thought of card to wallet, twice, Bombshell walletVariations Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Stewart James Doublethink spelling trick with story line, works with Si Stebbins Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 282
Michael Close, Stewart James Derby Downs "Waltz Time Stewart James - Three Variations by Michael Close", two selections found by 10D, using automatic placement variation, faro shuffle, based on "Place and Show" from New Tops Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 283
Michael Close, Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 285
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome based on "Chronothot" from New Tops, prediction from odd-backed deck is put on table and matched named card, gaffed decks and double backer Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 286
Joseph K. Schmidt, Karl Fulves Miraskil No. 5Inspired byRelated to More Self-Working Card Tricks 7
Stewart James A Class By Itself off-beat prediction by lexicon deck, which was also used to determin page numberRelated toAlso published here Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 330
Norman Houghton Phase Zwei ring is thrown on rope, moveAlso published here
  • Stewart James' "Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks - Vol. 3" P. 207. 1980.
Close-Up Ring-Seil-Routine 5
Karrell Fox The Pretend Prediction imaginary or clear dice rolled, total predictedInspired by For My Next Trick... 57
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Custom-Made Cabinet for Stewart James's Sefalaljia Number Two by Jeff Busby (written by Stewart James) Epoptica (Issue 8) 453
Randy Wakeman Covered Half Pass used as force here (Stewart James' "Nullifactor") Special Effects 4
Stewart James 3 Little Words - Two Pile Lie Speller: The Roots
- Two Pile Lie Speller: The Trick
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 32) 1379
Karl Fulves Last Lines joke from Stewart James about Ralph Read and Rufus Steele Interlocutor (Issue 49) 216
Stephen Tucker Class Reunion Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 11) 1995
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That #1: 2 card location with spelling
#2: 2 card location with down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James)
Related to
  • "Easy As ABC" (The Magic Book, 1977)
Prototype 37
Bob Hummer, Stewart James, Mel Stover, Karl Fulves Immovable Object No. 78, six numbered glasses, coin moved from glass to glass Self-Working Coin Magic 107
Allan Slaight Pokericulead-in nice set-up by Stewart James, ? Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13, No. 5) 1785
Stewart James Constant Stack Principle Thavant 3
Philip T. Goldstein Soloflex selected information on word cards divined, inspired by T. A. Waters's "Adamsmyth" (Octasm)Related to Thavant 33
John Riggs Card Force in LeftoversRelated to
  • Stewart James' "Nullificator" in "Stewart James: The First Fifty Years"
The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 37) 678
Karl Fulves Change X Change two chosen numbers via dice are counted down and a value of the other number is found in each case, selection found as wellInspired byRelated to Deceptive Practices 3
Michael DeMarco Give Piece a Chance five envelopes with cut up paper puzzle, four are complete, spectator finds envelope where one piece is missingInspired by
  • Stewart James' "Shape of Things to Come"
The Minotaur (Vol. 4, No. 4) 9
Edward Marlo, Stewart James Nullifactoring three cards, additional ideas for Stewart James' "Nullifactor", two methods The Olram File (Issue 12) 1
Stewart James Nullifactor Move The Olram File (Issue 12) 1
Bert Fenn Pockethereal, Minus Pockets notesInspired by The Olram File (Issue 12) 2
Jon Racherbaumer Clarified Packethereal two cards transpose from pocket to pocket, duplicateInspired by The Olram File (Issue 12) 3
Stewart James Further Than That production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuffRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 23
Karl Fulves Second Approach Miraskill-type effect, but repeat has different outcome with same make-up of cardsInspired byRelated to Deceptive Practices 51
Steve Beam Leftovers on Alan Slaight, Jay Marshall, Stewart James, Stephen Minch, Abe Carnow The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 44) 800
Karl Fulves Typecast word list printed from automatic typewriter with memory, chosen word predictedRelated to Typecast 93
Thomas Alan Waters Heartbreaker name prediction, cards with half hearts and half names are selected and a name is build, first published in "Genii" Vol. 54, No. 5, 1991Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 465
Karl Fulves Interim Report on Slydini, John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Joseph Dunninger, Stewart James Rigmarole (Issue 2) 23
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Stewart James in Print: The First Fifty Years by Stewart James Rigmarole (Issue 2) 23
Peter Duffie, Stewart James Nullifactor Variation deck moved to table and spread, deck turned over under top card Applications 34
Stewart James LII-Kelihood spectator and performer think of the same card, coincidence effect turns out to be a prediction Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 56
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome rough smooth Workers Number 4 3
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Shufflegram inspired by Stewart James "Webster Had A Word For It" (Linking Ring)
- First Avenue
- Second Avenue
Thabbatical 38
Karl Fulves Interim Report on Joseph Dunninger's act, mindreading actsRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 6) 70
Mel Bennett Card 37 number force for 37 with calculatorInspired by
  • "Letter for a Stranger" (Stewart James)
Rigmarole (Issue 8) 88
Mel Bennett Junk Bonds forcing one pile out of a few, for Ace assembly, using spellingInspired by
  • "So Nero" (Stewart James, Ibidem #5)
  • "Charm Bracelet" (Allan Slaight, New Pentagram, Oct. 1987)
Rigmarole (Issue 9) 100
Paul Swinford Even Further Inspired by Rigmarole (Issue 10) 112
Karl Fulves You, Babe after counting procedure with birthday a card with value Nine is selected, ninth item on a list matches spectator in humorous wayRelated to Crooked Tales 5
Alex Elmsley Paraspell two cards, faro-version of Stewart James' "Evolution of a Dream" The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 353
Jon Racherbaumer Bombshell Twins free selection travels into Bendix Bombshell wallet twiceInspired by Facsimile (Issue 2) 15
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of freely chosen card is added to a deck via deck switch before replacement Facsimile (Issue 2) 16
Stewart James One-Deck Wonder two cards to predict card in value and suit, 9 force Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 130
Peter Duffie Pokericulous Inspired by
  • "Pokericulum" (Stewart James)
Related to
  • "An Honest Cheat" (Karl Fulves, Swindle Sheet)
Duffie's Card Compulsions 100
Mel Bennett Half Now calculation, then psalm in bible found according to number, prediction from only vertical lines is complete to the wordInspired by
  • "The Count of Monte Carlo" (Stewart James in Print, p. 716)
Underworld (Issue 1) 12
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Go to Jail No. 11, two cards, one found by detective card, the other travels between two detective cards into case Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 18
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Beat the Cheat No. 26, stacking apparently explained but Aces end up in another hand Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 48
Peter Duffie The Nulling Factor clean up for reversed deck under top cardInspired by
  • "Nullifactor" (Stewart James, 1951)
Duffie's Card Compulsions 250
Bob King Cards to Pocket Plus Ace through Nine from hand one by one into trouser pocket, then displayed in glass, double facer, transposition with Joker as finale, last card solution inspired by Stewart James Cards to Pocket Plus 4
Karl Fulves The Conditions detailed commentary on Stewart James's conditions 13 Prophets 3
Stewart James 51 Face North Conditions reprinted from "Stewart James in Print" 13 Prophets 3
William Larsen, T. Page Wright A Novelty Spelling Mystery "A Larsen & Wright Gold Seal Mystery"
Further Than That precursor, 1940
Related toAlso published here
  • Page Wright's Manuscript, 1991, p. 223
  • Genii Bonus Number One, Genii, April 1940
Underworld (Issue 4) 45
Karl Fulves Introduction on Liberace, David Blaine, Stewart James's passing The Fine Print (Issue 5) 94
Stewart James Miraskill The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 26
Nick Trost, U. F. Grant Jumbo Two-Way Split Stewart James's trick with jumbo cards. Prediction idea by U. F. GrantInspired by
  • "Split Second" (Stewart James, The New Tops, December 1962)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 206
John Scarne, Stewart James, J. W. Sarles All Star Aces after some dealing and counting the four Aces are foundRelated toVariations Underworld (Issue 8) 106
Karl Fulves Would I Lie To You? three piles, performer selects card from center pile and makes statements, spectator take cards from lie or truth pile, values added, selection arrived atRelated to Underworld (Issue 9) 126
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 8) 226
Jack Avis Tupax Into One involving piles made and dealt through in unisonInspired by
  • "Tupax" (Stewart James, Top, Nov. 1940)
Related to
Vis à Vis 104
Mel Bennett Y2K Blackjack four years added, four piles dealt according to sum, they make out two blackjack handsRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 9) 277
Karl Fulves Introduction on Erdnase on Wall Street Journal cover, illustrations in Erdnase's book & authorship, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter, Neale's Life, Death and Other Card Tricks, Gospel Magic, Houdini, Video Trix, Hayward Cirker, Stewart James, The James File & Allan Slaight, Mary Maskelyne's passing Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 80
Stewart James, Steve Beam Applause Card two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers, at total is a card with a messageInspired by
  • Stewart James' "Were You Fooled?" in "Stewart James in Print - The First Fifty Years"
Related to
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 152
Michael DeMarco A Number of Ladies production of four Queens by counting to a named number four times in a rowInspired by
  • "Transient Aces" (Stewart James, New Tops, Sept. 1966)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 32
Mel Bennett, Stewart James The Blackjack Player No. 75, four years added and piles dealt according to sum, two blackjack hands on topRelated to New Self-Working Card Tricks 114
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Voodoo Clue No. 29, card chosen by dealing two piles from seventeen-card packet and moving cards from top to bottom according to an Eight and Nine removed by performer, card arrived at predicted My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 62
Stewart James Strange Voyage No. 91, seven cards in a row, one is an Ace, spectator moves it to instructions and eliminates cards, Ace remains New Self-Working Card Tricks 137
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Most Wanted List No. 4, list with twelve descriptions, one kind and all others ugly, value chosen with two numbers and description at that position is the kind one, small packet counting force My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 8
Peter Duffie Combination Luck card and its position remembered, spectator deals down three times, using the stopped-at values and his position, selection appears on third attemptInspired by
  • Stewart James effect
Cards By All Means 11
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"Related toVariations Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 345
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Lies, All Lies No. 9, dollar bill in deck as crimp replacement, weird lie presentation to find location New Self-Working Card Tricks 15
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Die Version No. 37, two numbers chosen with die, their values lie at their opposite positions, selection at sumRelated to New Self-Working Card Tricks 54
Gordon Bean, Jerry K. Hartman Room 51 commentaryInspired by Penumbra (Issue 2) 18
Jerry K. Hartman Northern Light impossible location followed by 51 Faces NorthInspired by Penumbra (Issue 3) 15
Allan Slaight 51 Paces North Inspired by Penumbra (Issue 4) 17
Karl Fulves An Opening two card Open Prediction type trick, card where spectator stops determined by numbersRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 254
Stewart James 51 Faces North - The History
- The Discovery
- The Secret
- Conclusion
Related toVariations Penumbra (Issue 1) 2
Jay Sankey, Stewart James Mental Breakdown Spectator thinks of a card from a fan of six random cards, magician divines it (Princess Card Trick type of ending) Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Sankadelic Magic) 58
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson A Slight Slant on Slaight two dice, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersInspired by
  • "Nice Dice" (Allan Slaight, Precursor #72, 1999)
Related toVariations
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 66
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson 26 Faces North known black card put in red half, spectator stops somewhere in red half (Biddle Force), at the odd-backed cardInspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 3
Robin Robertson, Stewart James Cut Force CF
face-up deck cut and cut-off packet placed face-down on table, rest on top, inverted Henry Christ Force, credit information
- The Force
- Delayed Action
Also published here
  • "Handle with Care" (Robin Robertson, 1964)
  • letter from 1957 published in "The James File, Vol. 1" (2000, see trick "Jogestja")
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 17
Stewart James Miraskill Penumbra (Issue 7) 4
Cushing Strout The Gypsy Foretells Further Than Farther with credit informationInspired byRelated toVariations Penumbra (Issue 7) 7
Stewart James Miraskill Penumbra (Issue 8) 6
Cushing Strout, Stewart James Invisible Setups Idea to combine spelling with ladder stacks to find card On the Other Side of the Mirror 13
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Stax Fax stacks that force numbers, see also p. 68 Clockwork 45
Jim Steinmeyer, Stewart James Coins in a Strange Land mathematical spelling trick with row of four coins, based on Stewart James "Stranger in a Strange Land" Further Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer, Stewart James Five Cards on the March mathematical spelling trick with row of five coins, based on Stewart James "Stranger in a Strange Land"Variations Further Impuzzibilities 10
Stewart James Double Boomerang Two cards chosen, one is divined by magician, one is found in a sealed envelope. Cards are chosen via mathematical procedureRelated to
  • New Tops, Dec 1964
The Essential Stewart James 150
Stewart James Incantations 20 card force, different ways of presenting itAlso published here
  • Handwritten notes, 1964
The Essential Stewart James 153
Stewart James Oraclew Magician divines a thought of number, predicts the card at the position of the number, and spells spectator's name to locate another selected cardAlso published here
  • New Tops, Jan 1967
The Essential Stewart James 156
Stewart James Dollars and (6th) Sense Three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them (uses bills instead of coins)Inspired byAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Oct 1971
The Essential Stewart James 159
Stewart James, Allan Slaight Parent-Thesis An article about Stewart's experience of child abuse, sad childhood, and horrible family The Essential Stewart James 162
Stewart James The Secret Partner Poker routine, with a storyAlso published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Feb 14 1979
The Essential Stewart James 167
Stewart James TRY aNother FIELD Magician predicts a number, a card, and a picture from a picture deckInspired byAlso published here
  • Letter to Allan Slaught, Dec 1979
The Essential Stewart James 171
Stewart James Ontene Prediction Sixteen cards dealt into four by four square, magician predicts the sum of any chosen row or columnAlso published here
  • Handwritten notes, June 1983
The Essential Stewart James 175
Stewart James The Dream Goes On Two spectators each name a card freely, cards are found by counting and spelling in two different decks, includes version for a larger settingAlso published here
  • Letter to Howard Lyons, March 15 1984
The Essential Stewart James 180
Stewart James A Class By Itself Off-beat prediction by lexicon deck, which was also used to determine page numberAlso published here The Essential Stewart James 184
Stewart James Anger With a 'D' Slip of paper with words THENTEAR is used to predict TEN HEART and THREATEN, card trick and book test togetherAlso published here
  • Letter to Allan Slaight, Dec 12 1984
The Essential Stewart James 186
Stewart James Package Deal Card is inserted into a packet of nineteen cards at random spot by spectator, will form four hands of poker for four straights The Essential Stewart James 189
Stewart James, Allan Slaight While At The Talking Table Stewart James talking about his imaginary friends that help him create tricks The Essential Stewart James 192
Bob King Miniskill three-phase routine for Stewart James' "Miraskill" Best of Friends - Volume III 57
Richard Vollmer, Stewart James Vida Pack, Plus twelve card set-up, based on Stewart James' "Vida Pack" Best of Friends - Volume III 373
Allan Slaight Stewart James: An Appreciation The Essential Stewart James xi
Stewart James The Boy's World Stewart describing how he started in magic and how he started creating magic The Essential Stewart James 1
Stewart James A Match for Gravity Bar bet, looping pendulum, heavy expensive object tied on a string is dropped, but the string loops around a pencil just before object fall on floorAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Sep 1926
The Essential Stewart James 5
Stewart James Murder by Suggestion Using sum of two cards to determine a number, which corresponds to a list of body parts where a victim is to be stabbed, magician predicts the body part correctlyAlso published here
  • Typewritten instructions, 1928
The Essential Stewart James 8
Stewart James Spell of Mystery Spectator cuts the deck anywhere, top two cards are used to form a card (value and suit). Magician then spells to find the cardAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, June 1929
The Essential Stewart James 11
Stewart James Balldown Small metal ball penetrates through larger wooden ball held snugly inside a tubeAlso published here
  • Handwritten notes, November 10 1929
The Essential Stewart James 13
Stewart James Freedom of the Sieze Magician divines card that was placed face to face with another card in the middle of the deck, deck held behind the back the whole timeAlso published here
  • marketed by Abbott's 1937
The Essential Stewart James 16
Stewart James Simplicity Four Ace Trick Standard Ace Assembly effect, no sleightsAlso published here The Essential Stewart James 19
Stewart James Miraskill Magician can predict number of red and black cards in two pilesAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, July 1935
The Essential Stewart James 22
Stewart James Face-Up Prediction Similar to The Trick That Cannot Be Explained The Essential Stewart James 24
Stewart James The Book Of The Dead Two spectators select a page each from a loose-leaf book, magician makes the two pages transposeAlso published here
  • marketed by Abbott's, 1939
The Essential Stewart James 28
Stewart James Sefalaljia One-man miniature spirit cabinet

Phase one: ball and glass placed in cabinet. When cabinet opened, ball is magically inside the glass now
Phase two: Handkerchief tossed inside the cabinet knots itself
Phase three: Finger ring of spectator magically threads onto a piece of rope that has both ends outside of the cabinet
Phase four: cigar placed inside the cabinet lights up and smokes itself
Phase five: Bottle of milk placed inside cabinet, liquid slowly disappears
Related toAlso published here The Essential Stewart James 31
Stewart James Sefalaljia Jr. Just the ring and string portion of Sefalaljia, but done under a handkerchiefRelated toAlso published here The Essential Stewart James 36
Stewart James, Allan Slaight The Man in Aberystwyth The Essential Stewart James 38
Stewart James The Love-Sick Tennis Ball Tennis ball inside a box rolls out by itself, apparently on commandAlso published here
  • Tops, Dec 1940
The Essential Stewart James 40
Stewart James Remembering the Future First spectator chooses a card, second spectator cuts the deck and adds some numbers until single digit is arrived at, which matches the value of the first selectionAlso published here
  • marketed by SJ, 1941-42 and 1947
The Essential Stewart James 43
Stewart James Further Than That production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuffAlso published here The Essential Stewart James 47
Stewart James Half and Half Word randomly formed by combining two lists of letters, magician predicts the word correctlyAlso published here The Essential Stewart James 50
Stewart James The Robot Deck Stack that allows you to do seven routines in a row

Mental Spell, Straight Poker, Stud Poker, Blackjack, Bridge, Scrambled Spelling Bee, Prophetic Card Discovery
The Essential Stewart James 53
Stewart James Silkscreen (1991) Handkerchief levitates with a folded screen as a backdrop The Essential Stewart James 59
Stewart James Vocalculate Lie detector plot, three people select a card each, magician divines each card by detecting liesInspired byAlso published here
  • handwritten notes, 1945
The Essential Stewart James 62
Stewart James The Prophet's Choice Card at a number predicted by magician, two decks used, two cardsAlso published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Oct 6, 1946
The Essential Stewart James 64
Stewart James Go Go Vanisher Handkerchief used to vanish small objectsAlso published here
  • marketed by Harold Sterling, 1947
The Essential Stewart James 67
Stewart James The Clincher Spelling to thought of cards with a poker themeAlso published here
  • typewritten instructions, Aug 1947
The Essential Stewart James 71
Stewart James, Allan Slaight The Other Place Stewart's ideas on the creative process The Essential Stewart James 74
Stewart James First Class Passage A ring is threaded onto a rope, in between two rings that are knotted onto the ropeRelated toAlso published here
  • Marketed by Sterling, 1947
The Essential Stewart James 78
Stewart James Jamesway Poker Deal Deal a winning hand after shuffling a packet of cards any number of times, includes a version for a Five Aces dealAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
The Essential Stewart James 81
Stewart James Ten Nights In A Cardroom Multiple phase routine with ten tricks

1. Shuffled deck, you deal and win a game of draw poker
2. Four spectators name a number each, the cards at those positions have the same value
3. You are able to name every card in a hand of poker as it is being dealt
4. Card to pocket, card is lost in the deck by spectator, then card appears in your previously empty pocket. Effect is repeated.
5. Challenge card location
6. Prediction trick
7. You deal yourself good cards for poker
8. You can predict what cards you will receive for poker
9. Blackjack deal, spectator can name any number of hands and you will always win with a blackjack
10. Shuffled deck, you blindfold yourself, you deal for poker and win once again
Also published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
The Essential Stewart James 84
Stewart James Pokericulum Poker routine, spectators are allowed to switch hands with you before you deal the final card to everyone, but you still winAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
The Essential Stewart James 93
Stewart James So-Fair Poker Deal Multi phase poker deal, you always get a winning hand despite spectator getting to choose which card is dealt to youAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
The Essential Stewart James 96
Stewart James Gobak Card Mystery Selected card vanishes from packet, then returns and located by spectator spelling nameAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
The Essential Stewart James 98
Stewart James The Purloined Letters A poem that predicts a selected card, has three different outs to predict three different cardsAlso published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
The Essential Stewart James 102
Stewart James Pocket of Persistence Deck is placed in pocket unseen, magician can be blindfolded, but is able to extract winning poker hands, and even the mate to a previously selected cardAlso published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Apr 1949 and Aug 1958
The Essential Stewart James 105
Stewart James Essay by SJ Essay on creativity The Essential Stewart James 108
Stewart James Ring Leader Two rings on a magic wand, covered by handkerchief. One of the rings is made to penetrate off the wandAlso published here
  • Handwritten notes, 1950
The Essential Stewart James 111
Stewart James Falling Card Five cards are clipped onto bulldog clips and threaded on a rope, when pulled taut, the selected card falls off the clip while the other four remain clippedAlso published here
  • Letter to Francis Haxton, Sep 1951
The Essential Stewart James 114
Stewart James Micawber Card is freely named, deck is removed from box and to show one card is reversed in the deck. This reversed card is used to locate the named card.Also published here
  • Linking Ring Oct 1952
The Essential Stewart James 116
Stewart James Baker's Dozen System Stack that forces the number thirteen, no matter where the audience stops dealingAlso published here
  • Handwritten notes, 1953
The Essential Stewart James 119
Stewart James The Doozer Cards chosen by spectator and performer magically reverses in the deck. Freely named card then appears to be the only card with a different backAlso published here
  • Linking Ring Oct 1953
The Essential Stewart James 121
Stewart James Matchimera Also published here
  • First Call To Cards, 1954
The Essential Stewart James 125
Stewart James Lejun Prediction placed in clear tumbler, in full view. Card is chosen fairly and found to match predictionAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Aug 1954
The Essential Stewart James 127
Stewart James The Gofar Ball Ball disappears from a tube, travels to under an inverted tumbler under a second tubeAlso published here
  • Magic Mine, 1957
The Essential Stewart James 131
Stewart James The Tenth Variation Two cards chosen in red pack found to match two cards previously reversed in blue pack. Then the back colors of the selections change places.Also published here
  • Letter to Francis Haxton, Feb 28 1961
The Essential Stewart James 134
Stewart James My Father's House Stewart talks about his unbearable father and the house he built The Essential Stewart James 137
Stewart James Card V Four cards in a group of five will secretly code the identity of the fifth card, done over telephoneInspired byAlso published here
  • New Tops, Dec 1961
The Essential Stewart James 139
Stewart James The AAG Principle Five by five square filled with numbers generated by adding numbers up, magician can predict the totalAlso published here
  • New Tops, Oct 1962
The Essential Stewart James 142
Stewart James Split Second Packet of cards are torn in two, two spectators choose a half of a card, found to matchAlso published here
  • New Tops, Dec 1962
The Essential Stewart James 144
Stewart James Strangers From Two Worlds Five photos, one of them being a celebrity. Spectator mixes them up and place them in a row, magician is able to eliminate all the four random photosInspired byAlso published here
  • New Tops, April 1963
The Essential Stewart James 147
Cushing Strout As Far As You Want To Go Inspired byRelated to Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 45
Gordon Bean The Two-Ton Prophet spectator thinks of a card, performer names a number, at that position is the thought-of card, full deck set-up, inspired by Stewart James' "The Prophet's Choice" (James File, p. 2075) Penumbra (Issue 11) 16
David Solomon, Jeff Siegfried Jamesway Poker reverse faro mixing, good hands are the result, two phasesInspired by
  • "The Jamesway Poker Deal" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Feb. 1948)
Also published here
Solomon's Notes 17
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Out On Location two piles, dealt simultaneously, one card shows up face-up and at same position in other half is previous selectionInspired by Prolix (Issue 8) 496
Mel Bennett The Inverse Function Deck presentation for "James's Miracle", two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersInspired byRelated to
  • "Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction" (Nick Trost, The New Tops, July 1975)
Prolix (Issue 8) 514
Adam Rubin, Stewart James Gravity Unmatched article on Stewart James' "A Match for Gravity" Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 217
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #5 on Creating Magic, Stewart James, David Ben, Credit CheckRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) xv
Tom Stone, Stewart James, Max Maven Synonymax cards with pictures and words, selections are divined, inspired by Stewart James' "Book of the Dead" & Max Maven's "Soloflex"Inspired by Maelstrom 229
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle fingerInspired byRelated to Full Frontal Mayhew 13
Tom Stone, Stewart James DacheBox various unfinished ideas for Stewart James' Sefalaljia
- Silks from Another Century
- Wired (featuring idea for Ted Lesley's "Mind Bender")
- Ceiling Thoughts
- Shivers
- Vanishing Sefalaljia
Maelstrom 29
Michał Kociołek Colors "Miraskill" as a game, with predictionInspired by 8 Effects and a Sleight 49
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham Stewart James Magical Mathematics 181
Joe Fendel Miraskill Scissors-Paper-Stone Miraskill with cards printed for game of Scissors, Paper and StoneInspired by Magical Mathematics 184
Stewart James, Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham The Mysterious Number Seven Sum prediction of numbers filled in grid, uses the AAG Principle Magical Mathematics 187
Ryan Swigert Moraskill partial stackInspired by Ensuing Impuzzibilities 26
Stewart James Go Go Vanisher Schlaglichter 130
Max Maven Lie-Decker Despite the deck lying, the magician uses it to determine the color and value of the selection, and to locate the selection.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 39
Stewart James Alpha Betting Ten Card Poker Deal principle with alphabet cards, performer can always spell a word before spectatorAlso published here
  • "Alpha Betting" (Stewart James in Print, 1989)
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 271
Ramón Riobóo Liberty, Fraternity, Equality Matching effect where two spectators end up with the same number of cards, despite numerous choices and opportunities to impact the outcome.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 78
Stewart James Psychic Bid Spelling The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 47
Tony Griffith Mark of the Reader The selected card vanishes. When the spectator's two attempts to find his own card fails, the values of the two are added to arrive at a total. Turning to that page in a book, the selection is found there.Related to
  • "Mark of the Reader" (Stewart James, Pentagram, Feb. 1947)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 126
John Hostler Alligator ten red and ten black cards shuffled, pairs dealt according to rules, outcome predicted and added value of chosen pair divinedInspired by Magnum Opossum 116
Max Maven Miraskill Lite done with white and black spheres, two phasesInspired by Session Notes 7
Joseph Barry Stuart's Strip Poker spectator thinks of card, shuffles and removes it, cards dealt and missing card completes straightInspired byRelated to Operandi (Issue 2) 20
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The James File by Stewart James (written by Allan Slaight)Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 2000
Light and Heat 72
Chris Mayhew Caandy Card at any number, card created by combining value and suit of two cardsInspired by
  • "The Spell of Mystery" (Stewart James, 1929)
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