1980 reprint used
Written by Jerry K. Hartman
Work of Jerry K. Hartman
68 pages (Paperback), published by Tannen Magic Inc.
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
92 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Jerry K. Hartman Uppercutting the Aces Aces are cut to one at a time, last Ace changed from an indifferent card, two variations
  • Same as original, flourishy production of Aces (Lorayne move)
  • Jokers to Aces (see p. 2)
Variations 1
Jerry K. Hartman Uppercut Ace turns up face up after a quick cut/turnover sequence
Also published here 1
Harry Lorayne Packet Toss-Turnover brief
Also published here 1
Jerry K. Hartman Uppercutting the Aces - Jokers to Aces four Jokers cut to in succession, all changed to Aces
Jerry K. Hartman Popover Basic Technique: instant appearance of face-up card protruding from deck
  • Variant (p. 3): card appears in predetermined position in deck
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2
Jerry K. Hartman Over and Out simple production of selection with Popover
Also published here 3
Jerry K. Hartman Multiple Count Change switch all but one card of a packet for other cards, two variants, inspired by "Le Temps Switch", see reference
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 4
Jerry K. Hartman Four Eyes magician and spectator each remove a card from top and bottom half of deck to find four Aces
Jerry K. Hartman Three On A Match magician and spectator each select three cards, they make up three pairs of mates
Jerry K. Hartman New Faces #3 four Aces change to Kings, “this routine is a highly simplified approach to an idea suggested by Father Cyprian”
Jerry K. Hartman Full Packet Switch switch out all cards of a packet, or to unload card(s) from packet
Jerry K. Hartman Bototo Switch switches freely selected cards for known cards, “in essence a force”, similar to Vernon Strip-out but loads cards above selections
Related toAlso published here 8
Jerry K. Hartman Off Color spectator fails to find the “odd” blue card among four red cards, turns out to be four blue cards and one red card
Related to 8
Jerry K. Hartman Set-up for Marlo’s “Cardician Makes Good” see reference
Related to
  • "Cardician Makes Good" (Edward Marlo, The New Tops, July 1963, p. 26)
Jerry K. Hartman Covered Cop Transfer secretly transfer card(s) between deck-packet, packet-deck, packet-packet
Also published here 9
Jerry K. Hartman Four a Change Aces and Kings transpose
  • Alternate handling on p. 11 (“Update”)
Related toAlso published here 10
Jerry K. Hartman End-grip Double Deal top and bottom card dealt as one using end grip
Jerry K. Hartman Triple Lift Elevator Cards plot, spectator decides “top” or “bottom” for last one, “attempts to add a logical and consistent climax to the original Marlo premise”, see reference
Inspired by 12
Jerry K. Hartman One Way or the Other Elevator plot with black Ace-Two-Three, black Four turns red
Jerry K. Hartman Pentetration Elevator plot with Ace-Two-Three-Four-Five, spectator decides final elevation
Obtaining Break from Out-jog brief
Also published here 14
Frederick Braue Fan Control brief
Also published here 15
Jerry K. Hartman EscalACEtion Aces travel one at a time through four-card packet, top to bottom and bottom to top
Inspired by 15
Jerry K. Hartman For Collectors Only Aces sandwich three selections between them
  • Alternate Handling: see p. 19, “Card Carriers”
Also published here 17
Edward Marlo ATFUS
Edward Marlo Tilt
Jerry K. Hartman For (Embarrassed) Collectors Only variation of above using Faro, Aces’ backs change color at the end
  • Alternate Handling: see p. 19, “Card Carriers”
Inspired by 18
Jerry K. Hartman Card Carriers alternate handling for previous two "Collectors" tricks
Edward Marlo Marlo Slip Cut brief
Jerry K. Hartman Triple Trap another variation of Collectors
Also published here 21
Jerry K. Hartman Fourfeathers Ace Assembly, three indifferent cards on each Ace, spectator chooses “leader pile”
Variations 23
Jerry K. Hartman Psychological Force - one of four objects subtlety to force the "leader pile", alternate endings if fails
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal brief
Edward Marlo, Jerry K. Hartman Count Down Flourish variation of Marlo move (modified grip), see reference
Inspired by 24
Jerry K. Hartman The Three Indifferent Card trick Ace Assembly, three indifferent cards on each Ace, identities of the three cards that transpose with the Aces are known
Variations 24
Jerry K. Hartman Ace-embly non-leader piles are buried in deck, “the following is a so-called “perfect” version of the classic theme”
Related toVariations 25
Jerry K. Hartman Four By One By One “slow-motion” Ace Assembly, each Ace is shown in leader packet after traveling, in last two Ace transpositions the indifferent card is known (Joker)
Variations 26
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal brief
Jerry K. Hartman Tripsters Open Travelers variation
Inspired by 28
Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings Tent Vanish card is face down, brief, says it’s “the Jennings variation of Dai Vernon’s Tent Vanish”
Scoop-under Transfer card unloaded from double and added to pile during scooping
Jerry K. Hartman Hotfinger Ace of same suit as selection turns over in Ace packet, then changes into selection
Jerry K. Hartman Paddle Move Variation variation of Carlyle move, see reference
Inspired by 31
Jerry K. Hartman Face Lift variation of Hofzinser Ace Problem
Jerry K. Hartman Ringer another variation Hofzinser Ace Problem, “a shortened version of Larry Jennings’ “Tell Tale Aces”, see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 34
Edward Marlo ATFUS brief
Jerry K. Hartman Artificial Double Lift brief, see also p. 64
Also published here 35
Jerry K. Hartman Final Solution last variation of Hofzinser Ace Problem
  • Alternate handling on p. 36
Jerry K. Hartman A Cut Above mirroring each other, magician and spectator each cut four piles, magician has cut to Kings, spectator has cut to Aces with corresponding order of suits
Also published here 38
Jerry K. Hartman Packet-to-Packet Transfer Glide-type action to transfer bottom card of one packet to top of another packet it is overlapping,
Related to 39
Jerry K. Hartman Overskill spectator cuts to the Aces after they are openly lost, for a climax they are separated throughout deck and magician finds them all in a group with one Charlier cut
Related to
  • "A Problem Posed, 38th Method" (Edward Marlo, The New Tops, March 1965, p. 24)
Jerry K. Hartman Cut-ups Aces produced in different ways
Related toAlso published here 40
Neal Elias A Cutting Discovery brief
Also published here 41
Center Spin Cut
Also published here 41
Jerry K. Hartman Center Swing Cut brief, for applications see reference
Related toAlso published here 41
Neal Elias Another Cutting Discovery
Also published here 41
Jerry K. Hartman Ace Placer spectator deals and stops at the four Aces
Inspired by 41
Jerry K. Hartman Sandwitchery four-phase transposition/sandwich routine, see descriptions and references below
Jerry K. Hartman Sandwitchery - Phase I red Aces in middle of deck, Ace of Clubs on top travels into middle between red Aces
Inspired by 44
Jerry K. Hartman Sandwitchery - Phase II Ace of Clubs inserted in middle of deck, red Aces vanish from top and bottom and sandwich Ace of Clubs in middle
Related to 44
Palm Color Change standard, brief
Jerry K. Hartman Sandwitchery - Phase III Ace of Clubs is tabled, red Aces sandwich one card in deck, turns out to be the Ace of Clubs and tabled card is Ace of Spades
Inspired by 45
Edward Marlo, Bruce Elliott, Jerry K. Hartman Turnover Top Change “essentially a combination of the Elliott Change and Marlo’s Double Hit Top Change”
Related to 46
Jerry K. Hartman Sandwitchery - Phase IV Ace of Spades reversed in deck, Ace of Clubs placed between red aces, spread deck and show sandwich to reveal that black Aces have transposed, see reference, "minor differences"
Also published here 46
Jerry K. Hartman Ace Chaser Aces produced in different ways
Edward Marlo Sandwich Load standard
Edward Marlo Double Hit Top Change single card placed on deck, double turned over, then second card extracted instead of top card
Also published here 48
Straddle-grip Cut for applications see reference
Jack McMillen Plunger Rising Card context of routine allows for natural setup
Jerry K. Hartman Treblesome Three of Hearts between blacks Threes turns face down, changes into the Three of Diamonds, travels from bottom of deck back between black Threes, then sandwich becomes two red Threes with black Three between them
Jerry K. Hartman Color Over pair of Aces travel from one half of deck to other, spectator “chooses” which pair should go, equivoque
Jerry K. Hartman People Game Follow the Leader, 4&4 (minus the leader cards), two phases
VariationsAlso published here 51
Jerry K. Hartman Packet Overhand-Shuffle Sequence two overhand shuffles sequences, can show reds/blacks mixed after first one, second one puts them back in order
Karl Fulves Self-Duplicating Set-ups cards are in a row, blacks and reds separated, spectator slides out any four cards, their red/black order is the reverse-order of the remaining cards, see reference
Related to 53
Jerry K. Hartman Guess Hue Out-of-this-World type of effect with four reds and four blacks
Inspired byVariations 54
Jerry K. Hartman Mix Nix two-phase Oil and Water, devised to lead into Robertson’s anti-oil-and-water, see reference
Related to
  • "Robin's Anti-Oil-and-Water" (Robin Robertson, Handle with Care, 1964, p. 32)
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal brief
Jerry K. Hartman Ace de Triomphe Triumph, ending with Aces face up in deck
Also published here 58
Faced Deck Turnover to reverse a packet
Also published here 58
Jerry K. Hartman Finding Fourthers selection appears sandwiched between Ace pair of spectator’s choice (red or black), selection then travels to between the other Ace pair
Also published here 59
Jerry K. Hartman Four-gone Delusion II alternate ending for “Four-gone Delusion” see reference, four indifferent cards buried face up in deck, deck is spread to reveal four Aces face up
Related to 60
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal brief
Jerry K. Hartman All or None four Jokers change into the Aces
Push-in Change
Jerry K. Hartman Looking Glass Queens Joker amongst Queens packet takes on each Queen’s identity in succession, then vanishes from packet
Inspired by 63
Dai Vernon Vernon Utility Move
Jerry K. Hartman Artificial Double Lift brief, see also p. 35
Jerry K. Hartman Four-as-Five Count cards counted one at a time, taking them from top and moving to bottom
Jerry K. Hartman Numbers Up transposition of Aces and Threes (e.g.)
Jerry K. Hartman Center Swing Cut - Applications
  • Set key-card following a spectator peek
  • A false cut
for basic technique see reference
Related to 67
Jerry K. Hartman Multiple Overcut Straddle-grip Cut used as alternative to Reverse Double Under-cut, see "Reverse Double Undercut" reference, for basic technique see "Straddle-grip Cut" reference
Related to 67
Jerry K. Hartman Four-as-Four Count end-grip, hides bottom card of four, “relative of the Elmsley and Veeser counts”
Related toAlso published here 67
Data entered by Yehuda Rauch, April 2021.