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Henry Christ Mathematical Black Jacks black Jacks are located via counting
Related toVariations Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 72)
Bill Simon The Simon Card Control jog, insertion from the side with deck in end grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 93
Al Leech The Descending Cards cards are cased with a block sticking out, all cards slide down except selection in spectator's hand
Related toVariations 1952 54
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces Aces lost in deck come to top
Related toVariations 1953 91
Edward Marlo Effect One card from packet into odd-backed deck at named number
Related to 1953 9
George Blake Uncanny Hanks four silks tied on ribbon, one by one the specified knots dissolve and silks drop
Variations 1954/27 107
U. F. Grant, Harry Lorayne Impromptu Out of this World
VariationsAlso published here 1965 26
Harvey Rosenthal Slide Glide / Reverse Glide
Related to 1969 144
Roy Walton Jefferson's Jest card vanishes from plastic envelope
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1971 27
Jack Chanin TV Surprise coins and other things appear from silk
Variations 1972 167
Bruce Cervon Cervon's Universals odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, three different routines with different gaffs
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1972 21
Karl Fulves Omega Count five as five, hiding two faces and backs
VariationsAlso published here 1976
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5)
Edward Marlo The Black Thought from black to red packet
Related to 1977 238
Frank Shields Four Card Display Move
Related toAlso published here 1977 35
Aldo Colombini The Cups and Balls
  • The Colombini Presentation
  • Requirements
  • Set-Up
  • Getting Ready
  • Performance
1977 7
Aldo Colombini The Can-Can Move hiding balls in cup, while tossing them from hand to hand
Variations 1977 12
Aldo Colombini The Tilt Move tilting the cup from another cup, stealing a ball
1977 12
Aldo Colombini The Flying Catch ball is dropped from cup and caught under it, hiding other balls
1977 14
Aldo Colombini The Travelling Balls
1977 15
Aldo Colombini Ball Through Table, Hand and Cups
1977 16
Aldo Colombini The Balls Penetrate Two Cups
1977 19
Aldo Colombini The Ultimate Vanish ball vanishes by hitting two cups against it
1977 20
Aldo Colombini The Final Load
1977 22
Aldo Colombini The Climax three large balls appear
1977 25
Lewis Ganson Aldo Colombini's Linking Ring Moves intro
1977 15
Aldo Colombini Two Rings and a Silk ring penetration combined with silk through ring
1977 15
Aldo Colombini Triple Unlink
1977 19
Gaston "Gasbor" Borgeaud Le Jeu des Anneaux Chinois study on the linking rings
  • Bibliographie
  • Passes applicable d'une maniere générale
    • I Présentation d'un anneau
      • a) L'enroulement: the twisting move
      • b) Autre présentation par enrouolement
      • c) Présentation de la clé
      • d) Présentation Al Koran de la clé
      • e) Présentation de la clé et d'un anneau enclavé
    • II Enclavage
      • a) Enclavage par glissement rotatif des anneaux
      • b) Enclavage par approchement simple des anneaux
      • c) Enclavage Al Koran
      • d) Enclavage Jack Miller
      • e) Enclavage de l'anneau passé sur l'avant-bras
      • f) Enclavage à la frappe.
    • III Désenclavage
      • a) Désenclavage diamétral
      • b) Désenclavage au lancé en rotation de Tommy Dowd
      • c) Désenclavage Aldo Colombini
    • IV Fioritures diverses
      • a) L'anneau désenclavé projeté en l'air
      • b) Deux et deux
      • c) La descente de l'anneau
      • d) L'échelle de Jakob
      • e) La goutte de rosée de Herman Weber
  • Passes nécessitant un anneau large
    • a) Premier passage
    • b) Deuxième passage
    • c) Troisième passage
  • Remarque finale
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 38 No. 4)
Dai Vernon Four-Card Brainwave - The First Method four Aces, named Ace turns out to be reversed and odd-backed, for credit information see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1978 3
Aldo Colombini Rings Supreme with three rings and a handkerchief
1978 7
Aldo Colombini The Count - The Three Rings are Displayed
1978 7
Aldo Colombini The Twisting Move - The Circumference of Each Ring is Shown
1978 8
Aldo Colombini The Snap Link - Two Rings Become Linked when Snapped by a Finger
1978 8
Aldo Colombini Spinning the Rings - Two Rings Spin Linked to Each Other
1978 9
Aldo Colombini Revolve Unlink - One Ring is Revolved around the Other and Comes Free
1978 9
Aldo Colombini Thumbs Link - The Rings Link as the Thumbs are brought Together
1978 10
Aldo Colombini Throw and Link - A Ring becomes Unlinked as It is tossed Into the Air
1978 11
Aldo Colombini Slow-Motion Link - The Third Ring Sinks Slowly Down Between the Other Two and Becomes Linked
1978 12
Aldo Colombini Fly Up Unlink - A Ring Jumps Up, Becomes Unlinked and Flies Into the Air
1978 13
Aldo Colombini The Gag Link - You Fail to Link the Rings with the Forefinger but are Successful with the Thumb
1978 14
Aldo Colombini Rings Over the Arms - A Ring is Unlinked
1978 15
Aldo Colombini Unlink and Penetration - A Second Ring is Unlinked but the First becomes Linked Again
1978 16
Aldo Colombini Spin Unlink - One Ring is Spun Around Another and Flies Off
1978 17
Aldo Colombini Ring and Silk - A Ring Penetrates a Silk
1978 18
Aldo Colombini Two Rings and a Silk - The Silk is Tied to One Ring but the Ring Penetrates the Silk and Becomes Linked to the Other Ring
1978 18
Aldo Colombini Three Rings and a Silk - The Silk, Knotted on One Ring, Comes Free as the Three Rings Becomes Linked
1978 20
Aldo Colombini Unlinking Three Rings - All Three Rings Become Unlinked
1978 21
Aldo Colombini Sympathetic Okito four coins assemble in one corner, with Okito box and jumbo card
1978 22
Aldo Colombini One-Handed Turnover tabled
1978 23
Aldo Colombini Colombini Turnover Move
Related to 1978 31
Hannes Höller, Aldo Colombini, North Bigbee Kontrollieren einer (oder mehrerer) Karten nach oben und nach unten controlling cards to top or bottom, with Stripper deck
  • A. Auf Numero sicher
  • B. Einfach und todsicher am Tisch
  • C. Ausstrippen mehrerer Karten
  • D. Abheben a la Hindu-Shuffle
  • E. Stripper-Running-Cut
  • F. Raffiniertes Bringen der Zuschauerkarte nach oben (Aldo Colombini)
  • G. Kontrolle ohne Drehung (North Bigbee)
1978 24
Roy Walton Grown Up Hofzinser four jumbo Aces, suit that matches selection is turned-over and when turned over the jumbo card became the selection and the selection became the Ace
VariationsAlso published here 1979 2
Edward Marlo Insertion Subtlety displaying sandwich while hiding the color of one of the cards
Related to 1980
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant)
Ken Krenzel, Richard Kaufman, Derek Dingle Plastic Man gaffed
Variations Winter 1982/1983
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. Winter Extra)
Jay Sankey Pyramid banded deck is transformed in pyramid shape, including (mediocre) applications
Related toVariations Jan./Feb. 1983
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6)
Stephen Tucker Ambidextrous no extra card needed
Related to Sep. 1983
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 12)
John F. Mendoza, Bernard Bilis Calculated Triumph small packet cut off, selection made and returned, deck shuffled face-up and face-down, all one way except sandwich in center with selection, sandwich cards total cut-off packet
Inspired byVariations 1983 59
Randy Wakeman Five-Way Fours miniature card prediction, other three cards of same vale are found as a kicker
Variations 1984 65
Stephen Tucker Editorial on the Harrogate Eastern Parade, Janet Claire, Philip Theodore, Wayne Dobson, Aldo Colombini
May 1985
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10)
Aldo Colombini Clubbed in one half selection turns over, in other half all cards from the same suit are found reversed
1985 187
Larry Jennings Prefiguration impromptu
Related toVariations 1986 156
Edward Marlo Olram's Clarified Routine ten red and black cards, one card travels from packet to packet, then packets changes places, eight methods
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1986 3
Aldo Colombini Autostop with two rings, different sizes
Gimmick (Issue 4)
Juan Tamariz Blown Away "Neither Blind Nor Silly"
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here July 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 7)
Ken Simmons Another Cutting to the Aces
Variations 1987 5
Ed Andres Sleightly Diced Ace, Two and Three of Clubs on table with dice on top with the same number upwards, cards follow when dice are changes, Six of Clubs appears as finale
Inspired byVariations 1987 14
Dan Harlan, Mitch Williams Linking Rubber Bands
Related toVariations 1988
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4, 5 & 6)
Jim Molinari Why Take Chances?
Variations Dec. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 12)
Ron Ferris Into Orbit
Variations Dec. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 12)
Aldo Colombini The Fly using blank Cards with Flys printed on them
Variations Feb. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 2)
Doug Edwards Triple Instant Reverse
Variations Mar. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 3)
Aldo Colombini On and Off
Variations June 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 6)
Jerry K. Hartman The Whole World in his Hands small packet
Variations June 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 6)
Aldo Colombini Paradox
Nov. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 11)
Gary Ouellet Three Triumphant Cuts deck is cut somewhere and reversed three times, selection ends up on top and all cards are face down again
Variations 1990 147
Aldo Colombini Kayak multi-phase routine with half dollar, Chinese coin, string, cards
  • Air Mail: two coins and two cards
  • Express Transposition: two coins and one card
  • Hands Only: without cards
  • Chinese Coin: a coin and a length of rope
  • Karate Chop: two coins from one
  • The Magnified Coin: climax for the routine (with magnifying glass)
Also published here Jan. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Steve Clark Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by June 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 6)
Aldo Colombini Laser Cups
Aug. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 8)
Alexander de Cova Schlüsseltransposition borrowed key under business card and coin in hand transpose
Inspired by
  • "Kajak" (Aldo Colombini, Spaghetti Magic)
Apr. 1991
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Alexander de Cova (reviewer) The Greater Magic Video Library: Aldo Colombini by Aldo Colombini June/July 1991
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Aldo Colombini, Davide Costi Alamo
Nov./Dec. 1991
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini Introduction
1991 1
Aldo Colombini Tip Top cards with clowns with different colored noses, one color is selected and performer appears to wear the same colored clown nose
1991 2
Aldo Colombini Poppy knot in rope slides from one end to the other, changes color, slides again and when opened it is found to be part of the rope
Related to
  • Pavel's "Acrobatic Knot"
1991 3
Aldo Colombini Hit false knot handling
1991 4
Aldo Colombini Slip knot sliding along rope and finally jumps off the rope
1991 6
Aldo Colombini Trio handling for professor's nightmare, rope is cut into three pieces and becomes one again, different approach
1991 8
Aldo Colombini Quarters jumbo card as prediction, quarters of cut jumbo cards are selected, prediction match even though one corner does not fit the card
Inspired by 1991 10
Aldo Colombini Gimmick matrix with backfire, special gimmick
1991 12
Aldo Colombini Jumbo airplane is formed with cards, selection is found and four Aces produced as kicker
Inspired by
  • Ken de Courcy's "Airplane"
VariationsAlso published here
1991 14
Aldo Colombini Twist child selects card with animal, performer divines it by twisting balloon behind back
1991 15
Aldo Colombini How to Make a Dog
1991 15
Aldo Colombini Blow four balloons tied on rope, one balloon is selected by drawing a silk from a clear bag, matching balloon flies away
Inspired by 1991 16
Don England Plastic Lady card stretches between two other cards lengthwise and sideways, then shrinks
Inspired byVariations 1991 1
Jerry K. Hartman Middle Joint signed card fuses with card from different deck
Variations 1991 628
Michael Weber (reviewer) Knotty Knot by Aldo Colombini Sep. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Michael Weber (reviewer) The Fly Cards by Aldo Colombini Nov. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Michael Weber (reviewer) Impact by Aldo Colombini Nov. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Aldo Colombini Box, Card, Coins - and You! three coins travel from box to under playing card
Mar. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 3)
Aldo Colombini Sliding Color-Changing Knot
Nov. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 11)
Edward Marlo Nominal Switchless Switch Unload
Variations 1992 144
Aldo Colombini Crazy Horse two cards chosen from twenty-card packet, two packets eventually formed, one all red with black selection and vice versa
Inspired by
  • Ron Ferris
Also published here
  • Spaghetti Magic lecture notes
Dec. 1992
Profile (Issue 11)
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Fly Cards II by Aldo Colombini May/June 1992
The Magic Menu (Vol. 2 No. 11)
Mike Bornstein Every Fourth combo with Royal Flush kicker
Variations Sep. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 9)
Aldo Colombini Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Nov. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 11)
Aldo Colombini A Kick Out Of It Christ force, Six-spot cut to, counting down to selection, the five counted cards are a Royal Flush
Also published here 1993 89
Aldo Colombini Aldo's "Clean" Parade of the Kings one of four court cards thought of, it's odd-backed and other cards blank
Inspired by
  • Mark Leveridge handling
1993 91
Aldo Colombini I'm a Joker color-changing back kicker
Also published here 1993 93
Aldo Colombini Ace-mbly Kings assemble and change to Aces
Also published here 1993 149
John Bannon Twisted Sisters two duplicate four-of-a-kinds from different decks, thought-of suit transposes
  • First Scenario: Apparent Transposition
  • Second Scenario: Implied Transposition
Variations 1993 1
Michael Weber (reviewer) Jumbo Coincidence by Aldo Colombini Feb. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Michael Weber (reviewer) Ace-mbly & Mat-rick by Aldo Colombini Mar. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Aldo Colombini Italian Serenade combo, see credit correction p. 2412
Also published here Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini In-Visible Coins two silver dollars
Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini Tri-Emphasis based on Cut-Deeper-Force
Also published here Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini Mini-Maxi Hofzinser selection made from miniature deck
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini The Professor Strikes Again lead-in
Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini Apache two cards stuck together and are peeled apart again
Also published here Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini Alomst by Mistake cut production
Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini Sleight of Foot prediction of shoelace at own foot
Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini Cut Corners torn pieces, transformation climax
Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini Two-Card Revelation ribbon spread thing
Apr. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Aldo Colombini ESP Coins coins assume shapes of symbols
Nov. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 11)
Chad Long Back & Forth written messages on cards ("LOOK IN YOUR POCKET", ...), scavenger hunt
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1994 3
Aldo Colombini Follow the Ruler impressions with a carpenter's ruler, eventually selection is formed
Also published here 1994 956
Aldo Colombini Lite Switch two card transposition, duplicate
Also published here Mar. 1994
The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 1)
Karl Fulves Even Money Extra
Inspired byRelated to 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 10)
Aldo Colombini Las Vegas three cards end up reversed, suit, value and card itself
Related toAlso published here
  • Colombini's "Top Ten" lecture notes
Feb. 1994
Profile (Issue 18)
Aldo Colombini Kayak half dollar changes to Chinese coin under card, some card and coin things, Chinese coin travels onto string with knots
Also published here 1994 16
Aldo Colombini, J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Chinesische Seile
Also published here
  • Genii, 1989
May 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 3)
Aldo Colombini A Few Words to the Reader...
Aldo Colombini Back and Forth Sandwich black card between black Kings transposes with red card between red Kings
Related to 1994 1
Aldo Colombini Follow This! card chosen, Triumph in which deck except selection changes back color
1994 4
Aldo Colombini Under-the-Table Force
1994 4
Aldo Colombini Love Affair selection and unknown blue-backed card travel together and fuse into one card
Inspired by 1994 6
Aldo Colombini Easy Location card and its position remembered, it is then found by spelling another card
1994 8
Aldo Colombini Fast Food two cards vanish between three Jokers, they reappear in deck
1994 10
Aldo Colombini Zig Zag three selections match three prediction cards
1994 12
Aldo Colombini F.F.F.F. four selections lost, spectator cuts deck in four piles, Aces on top, selection found in another cut-off packet as well
Inspired by
  • Randy Wakeman effect as performed on FFFF
1994 14
Aldo Colombini North by Northwest three four-card packets, selection jumps from packet to packet
1994 16
Aldo Colombini Missing
1994 18
Aldo Colombini Ranka-Chank Britland style
1994 21
Aldo Colombini Switchless Switch Unload Variation
Inspired by 1994 21
Aldo Colombini Back to the Future two black Aces produced and tabled, two face-down cards are shown in face-up spread, they are the black Aces and tabled Aces are now red Aces
1994 23
Aldo Colombini Never Say Dice Ace, Two and Three of Hearts on table with dice on top with the same number upwards, cards follow when dice are changes, Royal Flush transformation as finale
Inspired by 1994 25
Aldo Colombini Can't Play Your Game ten red and black cards, two selections are told to transpose, packets transpose instead
Related to 1994 28
Aldo Colombini Hats Off three-card location
1994 30
Aldo Colombini Sandwich For You card travels between tabled sandwich, smiling mule gag
1994 32
Aldo Colombini The Old Romantics four Aces of Hearts are produced, the change into the four different Aces
1994 34
Aldo Colombini Mambo Jack selection lost, Jacks change into four Jokers, then into four-of-a-kind matching selection
1994 36
Aldo Colombini Havana Sandwich spectator locates Aces on either side of a selection, selection then travels between two other sandwich cards in the deck, duplicate
Inspired by
  • "Havana" (Andre Robert, Card Creations)
1994 39
Aldo Colombini Poker Coins performer cuts deck into four piles and four cards are left on the table, they are the Aces, coin is found under each
1994 44
Aldo Colombini Triumph Trio Queens are only reversed cards in the end
1994 47
Aldo Colombini Champagne Ace through Four assemble, then change, packet trick with twelve blank cards
1994 51
Aldo Colombini Italian Heart card selected, deck riffle shuffled twice, all Hearts removed, selection remains after down-under deal with all Hearts in order
1994 55
Aldo Colombini The Killer noose formed with a rope only tightens when spectator who is holding the selection pulls it
Inspired by
  • Tom Craven effect
1994 57
Aldo Colombini Formula One tabled card turns out to be later sandwiched selection
1994 59
Aldo Colombini Las Vegas deck shuffled face-up/face-down by cutting piles on the table, two cards end up reversed sandwiching the selection
Inspired by
  • Tom Craven effect
Related to
1994 61
Aldo Colombini Royal Flush spectator finds selection and card that completes a Royal Flush
1994 63
Aldo Colombini Colorado
Related to 1994 65
Aldo Colombini Jumbo airplane is formed with cards, selection is found and four Aces produced as kicker
Also published here 1994 67
Aldo Colombini Ace-mbly Kings assemble and change to Aces
Related to
  • "Acid Test Aces" (Daniel McCarthy, Sly Glances)
Also published here
1994 69
Aldo Colombini Snapping rubber-banded card is inserted and drags out two selections, then the cards changes into third selection
Inspired by
  • Andre Robert routine
1994 72
Aldo Colombini Four Card Display
Related to 1994 74
Aldo Colombini Vortex two decks, various coincidences, then dealing into four piles to find Aces
Inspired by
  • Frank Pemper routine
1994 76
Aldo Colombini Mini & Maxi two card prediction with jumbo Five of Hearts that has a part cut off to predict both the Five and Three
1994 82
Aldo Colombini Top Control selection placed on bottom half in left hand which pushes it into top half that is one-hand-fanned in right hand
1994 84
Aldo Colombini One, Two, Three, Four Aces change into Ace through Four, then other three Aces are found again
Inspired by
  • Larry Jennings effect
1994 86
Aldo Colombini Open Prediction dealing stopped at two cards, they are pushed reversed in deck, then are shown to match open prediction, then they change back color
1994 89
Aldo Colombini Follow the... Oil and Water 10&10, combining Follows the Leader and Oil and Water, two selections are found as well
1994 94
Aldo Colombini The Silence of the Kings Kings shown, they change into double backers, then Aces
1994 100
Larry West, Aldo Colombini Know-a-Count Variation packet all backs display
1994 100
Aldo Colombini W-Hole odd-backed card with hole in center transposes, two center-pieces of two cards transpose
1994 102
Aldo Colombini Swivel Cut Lap
1994 105
Aldo Colombini Well Done, Boys! four packets made, on the top are the Kings, on the bottom the Aces
Related to
  • Ed Marlo routine in Sly Glanced, p. 47
1994 107
Aldo Colombini No Fake Wild Card
1994 109
Aldo Colombini All the Best two black Jacks change to match selections
1994 111
Aldo Colombini Aldo Count three cards shown as all alike
1994 111
Aldo Colombini Foottapper card vanishes from Jacks and reappears reversed in deck, biddle trick
1994 113
Aldo Colombini Koin Kut packet cut off, under that cut-off packet is found a coin, in-the-hands
1994 115
Aldo Colombini Super Link link and unlink in hands of spectator, set-up between performer's fingers/fists
Inspired by 1994 117
Aldo Colombini Hopping Cups & Balls short routine with two cups, sponge balls, purse frame
1994 121
Aldo Colombini Hiccup-Coins three coins shown, two coins travel to other hand and back, extra coin
1994 126
Aldo Colombini Ring on Rope, or Vice Versa
1994 128
Aldo Colombini Ping Pong Routine Chinese coin transposes with a half dollar, with Okito Box and handkerchief, coin on stick
1994 130
Aldo Colombini Rings Off... Rings On two key rings & rope, rings link as finale
1994 137
Aldo Colombini Squeeze Ball Move ball starts between first and second finger of one hand
1994 141
Aldo Colombini The Rubber Illusion card stretches between two other cards, then shrinks
Inspired by 1994 143
Aldo Colombini The Rubber Illusion card stretches between two other cards, then shrinks
Inspired by 1994 143
Aldo Colombini The Card That Gets Confused odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, then becomes a gag card with various pips printed all over the face
Inspired by 1994 149
Aldo Colombini A Mirror Will Do odd-backed blank card changes into three selections one by one, as a climax the selections become odd-backed
Also published here
  • Genii, 1991
1994 152
Aldo Colombini Out of this Country spectator touches twenty-six cards
1994 155
Aldo Colombini Out of Color separating the backs instead of faces, two back colors
1994 158
Aldo Colombini Out of Apocalypse full deck version
Inspired by 1994 159
Aldo Colombini Half a World Away predicting two mistake cards
Inspired by 1994 162
Aldo Colombini Out of Suits
1994 166
Aldo Colombini Matrix for Lazy People
1994 168
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Magic Italian Style & Mamma-Mia Magic by Aldo Colombini Nov./Dec. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 5 No. 26)
Chuck Fayne (reviewer) The Close-Up Magic of Aldo Colombini by Aldo Colombini Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Mamma-Mia Magic & Magic Italian Style by Aldo Colombini Dec. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Jerry K. Hartman Crossing Cards red half and black half, two cards transpose
VariationsAlso published here Jan. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 1)
Aldo Colombini Colorado three cards are lost, Ace to Three of Clubs are placed on top, the distribute through the deck one to three cards next to the selections
Also published here Mar. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 3)
Aldo Colombini Wild ESP-Ressions combo
Nov. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 11)
Miguel Gómez Ladies of Spain two Queens transpose with two random cards
Related toVariations 1995 1062
Karl Fulves, Aldo Colombini Magic by Design No. 1, design chosen from chart, triangle, rubber banded deck animates into triangle configuration
1995 1
Reinhard Müller Pre-World discussing precursors of OOTW and color guessing, credit information
Related to 1995
Underworld (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
Related to 1995 18
Aldo Colombini Friends similar to "Neither Blind Nor Silly", with twenty cards, spectator has more decisions to randomize order
Related to 1995 72
Steve Beam Card Cleavage Four split in two Twos, Twos split into Aces
Inspired byVariations 1995 122
Aldo Colombini Acknowledgment
1995 vi
Aldo Colombini To The Reader...
1995 x
Aldo Colombini Bottoms Up! control sequence using Glide variation with cards in right-hand end grip
Related to 1995 6
Aldo Colombini Odla Control jog, insertion from the side with deck in end grip
Related to 1995 8
Aldo Colombini By Mistake packet drops on table during cutting sequence, Ace is on top
1995 10
Aldo Colombini Twist & Shout perpendicular card is squeezed and top half pops over, in-the-hands
1995 11
Aldo Colombini Two-Card Location brief
1995 12
Aldo Colombini Prime Cut two black Jacks are put into deck in different position out-jogged, after some cuts they are pulled out and have a selection sandwiched between them
1995 15
Aldo Colombini Second Coming card found with the values of two random cards, improvisation
1995 17
Aldo Colombini Kick Out Christ force, Six-spot cut to, counting down to selection, the five counted cards are a Royal Flush
Also published here 1995 19
Aldo Colombini Spell the Name selection lost, performer makes four packets, the name of any person is spelled to in each packet to locate selection and its three mates
Also published here
  • Sand Castle lecture notes
1995 21
Aldo Colombini Joking Around three selections are tables, three Jokers are used to divine them, selections change to Jokers and Jokers are found elsewhere
Inspired by
  • routine in Jon Racherbaumer's "Pastiche" (1992)
Also published here
  • Precursor No. XLVII
1995 23
Aldo Colombini Colorado three cards are lost, Ace to Three of Clubs are placed on top, the distribute through the deck one to three cards next to the selections
Also published here 1995 25
Aldo Colombini Torn-Ado card torn into quarters is restored when fan is waved over hand with pieces
1995 29
Aldo Colombini One, Two, Three four cards removed, one of them is the selection, they are folded in half and torn, the selection restores and changes back color
Inspired by
  • Stephen Tucker effect
Related toAlso published here
  • Linking Ring
1995 31
Aldo Colombini Wanna Bet? one-handed production, three Aces flip over three different sides of the deck
Also published here
  • John Cornelius has similar production
1995 35
Aldo Colombini Math-Aces Aces are found via counting from two packets, difference of two numbers
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 37
Aldo Colombini Hof-Mini-Maxi selection made from miniature deck
Also published here 1995 39
Aldo Colombini Four Split Four split in two Twos, Twos split into Aces
Inspired by 1995 41
Aldo Colombini Eatery four Kings and a missionary card are placed in card case, out come only the Kings and plastic bones
1995 45
Aldo Colombini Jagged Edge card placed in case, a card appears reversed in deck, it is the same card and the selection is found in case, case flicked out between two halves
1995 47
Aldo Colombini Boxing Jack a Jack transposes with two spot cards in card case
Inspired by
  • "Jack In The Box" (marketed through Mamma Mia Magic)
1995 49
Aldo Colombini, Carlos Corda Stand Up card rises from cased deck, starts with out-jogged block
1995 51
Aldo Colombini Pirouette four Jokers, two change to selections and the other two change their back color
1995 55
Aldo Colombini Trifle ungaffed Twisted Sisters version, two duplicate four-of-a-kinds from different decks, named suit transposes
Inspired by 1995 57
Aldo Colombini The Ace Counts Ace comes to top in four-card packet repeatedly, then changes to different card, value becomes other three cards added up
1995 59
Aldo Colombini I Am a Joker color-changing back kicker
Also published here 1995 61
Aldo Colombini Six Card Omega Count
Inspired by 1995 62
Aldo Colombini Packed Bags chosen card is predicted reversed in deck (optional gag prediction "You will not choose the Queen of Hearts", all other cards are Queens of Hearts)
Related to 1995 65
Aldo Colombini Four-Cast four cards tabled, selection lost, tabled cards indicate color, odd/even, face/spot card and last card turns out to be selection itself
Inspired by
  • Peter Duffie effect
1995 67
Aldo Colombini Espial two cards and two ESP cards are chosen and one of each combined, the prediction consists of two cards which match the selections that have the shape of the ESP cards cut out
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, 1986
1995 69
Aldo Colombini Flip Flop deck is cut somewhere and reversed three times, two cards are revealed at the end and transpose, variation with Aces
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Genii
1995 73
Aldo Colombini Tri-Emphasis based on Cut-Deeper-Force
Also published here 1995 75
Aldo Colombini Shadoogie selection turns over twice, then rest of the suit turns over in order
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Genii, column "Aldo Colombini and Friends"
1995 77
Aldo Colombini Nice Salad 4&4, red and black cards transpose, then mix
Variations 1995 83
Aldo Colombini Band-It ten red and ten black cards, one of each selected, packets are rubber-banded, the two cards transpose
Inspired byRelated to 1995 85
Edward Marlo, Aldo Colombini Slip Switch Variation
1995 85
Aldo Colombini Biddle Stop Force spectator calls top during biddling cards into other hand one by one, original bottom card shown, flushtration force, discrepant
Also published here 1995 86
Aldo Colombini Magnetic eight packets made that are shuffled face-up/face-down, in the end all red cards are face-up with black selection and vice versa
Inspired by
  • first effect in David Jones's notes "Note Closely"
1995 87
Aldo Colombini Italian Dressing 4&4, with mixing climix
1995 89
Aldo Colombini Nobody At Home assembly with Kings and Jokers, Kings change to Aces, Aces are found again
Also published here
  • The Linking Ring, October 1994
1995 93
Aldo Colombini Apache two cards stuck together and are peeled apart again
Also published here 1995 98
Aldo Colombini Majesties combo with Royal Flushes kicker
Inspired by 1995 100
Aldo Colombini Small Scale jumbo cards do not match selection which is "smaller", smaller cards in size and value appear to match selection
Inspired by
  • Jim Lee effect
Also published here
  • marketed as "Diminishing Prediction" (Mamma Mia Magic)
1995 102
Aldo Colombini Serenade combo
Also published here 1995 105
Aldo Colombini Fooling You four Jokers assemble at once, then one by one, then travel back
1995 107
Aldo Colombini Joker's Wild five Jokers and a Ten, Jokers change to duplicates of Ten, then all back to Jokers
1995 112
Aldo Colombini Meeting assembly with the twelve court cards, one value changes to Aces and the missing cards are produced from pockets
Inspired by 1995 116
Aldo Colombini The Battle three Jokers and four Aces, Aces turn over between Joker cards one by one, Jokers change into Kings
1995 121
Aldo Colombini Double Hit Jack of Diamonds appears between two selected Clubs cards in packet of all Clubs, repeat phase
Inspired by
  • Phil Goldstein routine from M-U-M
1995 123
Aldo Colombini Your Best a Nine is chosen, predicted with other three previously tabled Nines
1995 125
Aldo Colombini Paramount card signed and lost in blue-backed deck, three blank red-backed cards are taken out, one of them has the back erased and printed blue, then the face appears, then the signature
Also published here
  • marketed through Mamma Mia Magic
1995 127
Henry Christ, Aldo Colombini Stop Force Variation top card turned over in-jogged, next card pulled out and put on first in-jogged card, repeated until spectator stops
1995 128
Aldo Colombini Lite Switch two card transposition, duplicate
Also published here 1995 132
Aldo Colombini Mouse Trap Ace of Spades and card representing cheese end up in sandwich, cheese card then has holes in it (like Swiss cheese)
Inspired by
  • Terry Lagerould routine from Australian magic magazine
1995 134
Aldo Colombini Bagged deck put in paper bag, cards removed one by one, after spectator says stop the performer removes the selection, in another paper bag is found a card silk with selection
1995 136
Aldo Colombini Take Off card sandwich is placed in an envelope with hole, sandwiched cards vanishes and re-appears in deck
Inspired by 1995 138
Aldo Colombini Knock Spell three cards are spelled to, Royal Flush shows up
Also published here
  • Magigram
1995 140
Aldo Colombini The Ruler carpenter's ruler is folded into Nine of Diamond index
1995 142
Aldo Colombini Oddities deck cut into three packets, two cards selected and lost, performer finds them
1995 144
Aldo Colombini Conclusion
1995 147
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Mamma Mia Rope Trick by Aldo Colombini July/Aug. 1995
The Magic Menu (Vol. 5 No. 30)
Michael Close (reviewer) React by Aldo Colombini July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
Michael Close (reviewer) What's Up Deck? by Aldo Colombini
reviewed together with Mac King
Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Aldo Colombini Your Lucky Day spectator touches four cards
Aug. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 8)
Stephen Tucker The Xerox Effect signature multiplies on blank cards
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 8)
Aldo Colombini, Dennis Conlon, Max Abrams Letters
Related to 1996 89
Aldo Colombini Introduction
1996 2
Aldo Colombini Throw in the Sponge sponge ball routine, referred to as clown noses, with half ball and half Dollar finish
1996 4
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Shenanigan by Aldo Colombini Mar./Apr. 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 6 No. 34)
Aldo Colombini, Carlos Corda Stand Up cards are cased half of the deck is sticking out, all cards slide down except selection, in spectator's hand
Related to Mar./Apr. 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 6 No. 34)
Jim Sisti (reviewer) What's Up Deck? by Aldo Colombini May/June 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 6 No. 35)
Michael Close (reviewer) Classics of Magic by Aldo Colombini Aug. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Michael Close (reviewer) Direct Hits by Aldo Colombini Aug. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Michael Close (reviewer) On The Ropes by Aldo Colombini Aug. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Aldo Colombini