170 entries in Cards / Sleights / Switches / Single Card Switches / Props
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Changing Card-boxes, and Tricks performed with them
1876 134
The Card Tripod switching device
1876 139
The Changing Card-Drawer Drawer Box for card tricks
1876 347
The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device
Related to 1876 358
Card-Boxes No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4: "Card-and-Bird" Box
No. 5
No. 6: Bland's Brass Card-box
No. 7: The Card-Drawer
No. 8: The Double Card-Drawer
1889 151
Das Verwandlungsbuch using a book to switch cards or flat things, card case prop alternative
Apr. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4)
62
The Card Box prop
Related to 1897 138
The Mechanical Card Box prop
1897 139
The Brass Card Box prop
1897 141
The New Brass Card Box prop
1897 142
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Under Handkerchief Switch of torn pieces
1910 184
Stanley Collins Flip Switch switch with cardboard cover, use in assembly routine
Also published here 1925 33
Orville Wayne Meyer P&L Metal Card Box Switch
Jan. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 4)
15
Arthur Leroy Breast Pocket Switch card is sticking out of pocket and switched as it is removed
Related to 1937 28
Mental Coincidence two cards from two deck put in pockets match, one switched in pocket
1937 77
John Goodrum Switch with Envelope
1937 30
Arthur Leroy Breast Pocket Switch miscredited to Hal Leroy
Related to 1938 328
Paul Curry Switch under Coat behind back
1941 16
Eddie Joseph Envelope Load and Switch card loaded into envelope from top of deck, card apparently put into envelope but left on top of deck
1942 37
John Scarne John Scarne's Master Change card put in envelope changes
Related toVariations 1943 217
Orville Wayne Meyer P&L Metal Card Box Switch
1943 72
Bruce Elliott Card Box prop without a flap, for magicians
Jan. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 75)
307
Bruce Elliott Lu-Site box to exchange cards
May 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 151)
609
Frank Kelly Book (6)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
card is switched using a book
May 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 12)
789
Card Switch behind Envelope
1954 141
Dr. William Weyeneth Notizblock als Hilfsmittel für Vorhersage einer zu ziehenden Karte loading or switching a card using a gaffed note pad
1960
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 21 No. 4&5)
984
Dai Vernon Switching a Card in an Envelope
Related toVariations 1961 29
Switch under Cover as magazine is transferred from hand to hand
1968 3
Switch under Cover as magazine is transferred from hand to hand
1970
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 2)
24
Derek Dingle Card Switch with Cardboard under cardboard
Variations 1971 31
John Scarne Scarne's Envelope Switch No. 670, card pushed in envelope and switched, starts with double, one card left on deck which is also held
1972 182
Edward G. Brown The Force Card Is Substituted for a Chosen Card by Means of Apparatus
1973 195
Roger Smith The Basic Switch with cardboard, with variations
Inspired by 1974 4
Karl Fulves Mechanical Switch using card case with slit
Related to 1975 64
Karl Fulves With A Card Box Vector Switch variation
1975 214
Ben Christopher Ben Christopher Ideas using folded origami wallet
1. A Transformation (card)
2. Ghost Town
3. An Origami Bet
4. A Vanish (card)
5. Two City Up-Down
6. Transpordgami
Inspired by May 1975 965
Michael Carrion Switch with Close-up Mat
Aug. 1975 1041
Bruce Cervon Card Case Switch gaffed card/transformation happens isolated in card box, card under cellophane
1976 6
Philip T. Goldstein ESP spectator writes down name of a card and second spectator selects the card from deck, locking card box
1976
Magick (Issue 154)
767
Carl Herron Switch-Case Himber-type switch case, magnetic
1977
Magick (Issue 184)
919
Roy Johnson Flawless envelope switch with stack
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1977 24
Roy Johnson Envelope Switch switching a card while handling an envelope
1977 49
Rudolf Braunmüller Bücher ideas with books
  • as coin tray
  • as impression device
  • to add cards or switch cards
Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
10
Don Tanner Mental ESP card chosen and tossed in cloth bag, performer divines it
Also published here 1978 12
Robert Albo Card Changing Trays tree types
  • Willman
  • Himber
  • Thayer
1978/76 40
Card Tripod stand with lid, to change / restore card, single and double change tripod
1978/76 41
Robert Albo Card Boxes various models
1978/76 42
Card Ladle on a stick, to change card
Related to 1978/76 200
Richard Kaufman, Bruce Ikefugi A Card in Bill Switch: Standing switching a card that's wrapped in a bill
1979 20
Richard Kaufman Another Card in Bill Switch: Still Standing switching a card that's wrapped in a bill
1979 22
Richard Kaufman One More: This Time Sitting switching a card that's wrapped in a bill
Inspired by 1979 24
Jack Yates Wallet Switch
1979 4
Card Switch behind Envelope
Dec. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 3 & 4)
112
Ken Brooke Any Magazine or Book a Switching Tray switch with magazine or book
Also published here 1980 184
Card Switch with wallet
Oct. 1981
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 6)
109
Don Tanner Mentalisme ESP card chosen and tossed in cloth bag, performer divines it
Also published here 1981
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 42 No. 2)
44
Tommy Wonder Clear Envelope Switch using clear plastic envelope with bills and card in it
1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6)
1056
Thomas Alan Waters Envelope Card Switch
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue)
227
Bruce Ikefugi Card-From-Bill Switch as single card is removed from folded bill, lapping
July 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 7)
795
Card Switch with Envelope double lift, with deck in hand
1984 54
Meir Yedid Envelope Switch switch with prediction envelope as cover
1985 300
Switch under Cover as newspaper is transferred from hand to hand
1985 108
Pat Conway The Conway Cigarette Case metal cigarette case as switching device, can be opened by spectator
Inspired by 1987 28
José Carroll The Card in the Glass No. A), card put in wine glass changes
  • Variation (unload on the deck)
VariationsAlso published here 1988 34
Paper Clip Switch "Origin of the above switch is unknown. I've used it for about 25 years."
Related to 1988
Interlocutor (Issue 49)
226
Alexander de Cova Der WäschekIammer·-Austausch cloth pin switch
Related toAlso published here 1988 7
Switching Envelope z-fold
1988 45
Larry Jennings Wallet Deck Switch
1989 17
Jay Sankey Paper Clipped Switch
Related to 1990 38
Alexander de Cova Cloth Pin Switch
Also published here 1990 13
Karl Fulves Deep Thot Switch two things stuck in book, topological switch when turning book in several steps
1990
Cheat Sheet (Issue 1)
4
Don Alan "Big Deal" Switch with jumbo card or similar object
1991 124
John Carney Simple Switch with jumbo card or similar object
1991 125
David Harkey Whiplash Principle card under case on table, part sticking out, case flicked off the card, card secretly shoots inside case, see later in the routine as switch
1991 121
Billet Switch with Wallet apparently removed from wallet
1991 10
José Carroll, Alexander de Cova Card Steal from Glass to behind wallet
Also published here 1991 17
Alexander de Cova Wallet Extraction Switch as card is removed from wallet
Also published here 1991 18
Edward Marlo The Ultimate Card To Pocket card is sticking out of pocket turns out to be later selection, switch as it is removed
  • First Version
  • Second Version
  • Third Version
  • Fourth Version
Related to June 1991
Technomagic (Issue 12)
95
Switch in Pocket from Tarbell Course
1992 57
José Carroll, Alexander de Cova Card Steal from Glass to behind wallet
Related toAlso published here 1992 58
Alexander de Cova Wallet Extraction Switch as card is removed from wallet
Also published here 1992 58
Alexander de Cova Der Wäscheklammer-Austausch cloth pin switch, with credit information on p. 111
Related toAlso published here 1992 113
Richard Himber, Steve Dusheck Another Force magnet in wallet used to steal selection
1992 132
Steve Dusheck Cardeen two cards placed face to face, half-size card is produced, switched or vanished from them
1992 139
The Switch Big Deal type, under envelope
1993 104
Alex Elmsley Breast Pocket Switch card in LTP for card openly in breast pocket
Related to 1994 209
Meir Yedid, Bernard Bilis Fake Pocket Extraction card sticking out of breast pocket, left hand with deck apparently removes it
1994 73
Robert Parrish Card Switch with tube that covers glass
Also published here 1995 38
Simon Aronson Plastic Sleeve Switch with divider
1995 94
Edward Marlo, Matt Schulien Card from case extraction visible card actually in case is switched for card on outside of case during extraction
1995
Labyrinth (Issue 3)
26
Robert Parrish Card Switch with tube that covers glass
Also published here Jan. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 5)
58
Tommy Wonder Clear Envelope Switch using clear plastic envelope with bills and card in it
1996 67
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Switching Cardboard folded paper
Related to
  • "Love Laughs" (The Sphinx, Nov. 1928, p. 430)
1996 5
U. F. Grant Grant Switch Switch mini cards that are paper clipped on opposite sides of poker sized card, in the action of revealing the faces
1997 191
U. F. Grant Grant Switch
1997 205
David Solomon Switching Envelope with window cut out
Variations 1997 121
Ken Brooke Das Magazin- oder Buch-Austauschtablett switch with magazine or book
Also published here 1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 1)
33
Gary Kurtz Boxed Card Switch Switching card in a box for one under the box
1999 103
Jay Sankey, Alexander de Cova Paper Clipped Switch
1999 108
Shiv Duggal Flap Hold-out card placed under case, end under flap, as switch
Also published here Mar. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3)
19
Shiv Duggal Rub-a-Dub Vanish as Switch under Case card apparently placed under case
Also published here Mar. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3)
21
Stanley Collins Flip Switch switch with cardboard cover, use in assembly routine
VariationsAlso published here 2000 70
Don Alan Big Deal Switch with jumbo card
2000 65
Don Alan Big Deal Switch with jumbo card
May/June 2000
The Magic Menu (Vol. 10 No. 59)
692
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Under Handkerchief Switch of torn pieces
2002 133
R. Paul Wilson Box-Witch card on card case is switched, with several applications
2002 26
Ken Brooke Switch under Jumbo Card
2002 18
Transfer Switch under jumbo card
2004 8
Derek Dingle Licked at Last Steal card apparently put in envelope, stolen back to deck
May 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 5)
26
Gene Taylor The Clear Exchange card in plastic sleeve is seen to be Joker, it is removed and changed into previous selection, featuring a method for switching a card with a clear plastic sleeve
Inspired by Feb. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
34
Karl Fulves In The Money switch of a single card with bills
2006
Prolix (Issue 1)
47
Karl Fulves From X's to Bullets switch of a single card with bills
2006
Prolix (Issue 1)
50
Steve Beam Gravity Versus Resistance card switch inside pocket
2006 83
Alexander de Cova Tea Time small tea sieve for dump-out switch of any small item
Also published here 2006 9
Shaun McCree Card Fold Steal card wrapped in paper is stolen back to deck
Inspired by 2006 48
Kostya Kimlat Reloaded Cardcase "Schulien Reloaded", card comes from box, is apparently removed but still inside via switch
Also published here 2007 225
Max Nelson Cased Prediction unknown card is placed in card case, it is predicted, sticky blank-backed card
  • Antinomy Perspective (Gene Taylor): idea to have rest of deck blank or all red
Mar. 2007
Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 1)
30
Alexander de Cova Teatime small tea sieve for dump-out switch of any small item
Also published here 2007 2
Tom Stone Homer's Case switch or vanish of card put beneath case, case with hinged card
Also published here 2007 17
Shiv Duggal Flap Hold-out card placed under case, end under flap, as switch
Also published here May 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5)
18
Shiv Duggal Rub-a-Dub Vanish as Switch under Case card apparently placed under case
Also published here May 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5)
18
Karl Fulves Dollar Dodge card switch with bills
2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
364
Karl Fulves Z-Switch "one of many"
switching a card with z-fold/himber wallet
2010
Xtra Credit (Issue 8)
46
Karl Fulves Out Back "simple double hinge"
flexagon type paper folder, card changes in it
2010
Xtra Credit (Issue 8)
50
Tom Stone Switch with Card Case heavily gaffed
2011 162
Tom Stone Homer's Case switch or vanish of card put beneath case, case with hinged card
Also published here 2011 165
Alexander de Cova Cloth Pin Switch as folded card is pulled off cloth pin
2011 17
Alexander de Cova Cloth Peg Switch
2011 5
Jörg Alexander Weber Switch with Bills
Inspired by
  • Dice Switch on "Gambling Protection Video Vol. 4" (Steve Forte, 1986)
2011 34
Jörg Alexander Weber Switch with Bills II
2011 37
David Acer Double-Sided Card Case to switch a torn card that is on it under a rubber band
2011 51
U. F. Grant Switch with Envelope here with miniature card
Also published here
  • switch in "One Chance in Five" (U. F. Grant, marketed ca. 1959)
2011 779
Tom Stone Suitcase Card Switch on top of table, hole in suitcase
Feb. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2)
40
Tom Gagnon Z-Box flat object switched while pushing it away with card case
2013 144
Tom Stone A La Puga! card in glass is any named card, featuring black art switch
Inspired by
  • "Card and Glass" (Miguel Puga)
Mar. 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 3)
49
Guy Hollingworth Switch switching card under wallet
2013 51
Alexander de Cova Cloth Pin Switch
Also published here 2013 23
Alex Linian Clear Glass Switch as folded card is dumped out of glass
Nov. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 11)
44
Alexander de Cova Das Reißverschluss-Mäppchen card travels into small wallet, switch with card folded in half at a rubber band
Apr. 2014 541
Alexander de Cova Ein glasklarer Austausch folded card under upside-down glass, switched
Also published here Apr. 2014 555
John Gaughan The Card Ladle
  • The Chamber of Secrets
on a stick, to change flat objects
Related to Dec. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 12)
18
Alexander de Cova Cardbox Supreme box for folded card to box which allows special switch handling
2015 241
Alexander de Cova Eine glasklare Sache folded card under upside-down glass, switched
Also published here 2015 115
Alexander de Cova AVALON-Umschlag window envelope with card or something similar is visible, it is switched when taken out, credit information
Inspired by
  • "Devil's Dollar" (Sam Berland)
Related to
2015 271
José Carroll The Card in the Glass card in glass changes
2016 6
Gypsy Switch with torn pieces
2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 6)
8
Roberto Giobbi Innocent Card Switching Wallet transparent plastic wallet
2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue June 6)
162
Mike O'Brien Pocket Utility Switch card is sticking out of breast pocket, it is switched as it is removed
Inspired by
  • "Impossible Card in Pocket" (Dave Rumfelt, M-U-M, Nov. 1974)
Also published here
Feb. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 2)
48
Pablo Amira Box Ping Chien rub-a-dub-placement of a card under a case, see Magicana reference for credit information
Related to July 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 7)
54
Alexander de Cova Teatime small tea sieve for dump-out switch of any small item
  • Anwendungsmöglichkeiten
Also published here 2016 180
Alexander de Cova Der Express-Kartentrick card to nest of two envelopes, using Avalon envelope
Related to 2016 139
Ryan Schlutz Box Switch card slid into case, later dumped out, using cellophane
Related toAlso published here 2018 26
Dani DaOrtiz Color Change Inside a Glass card inserted in glass, changes after one-handed fan is waved over glass
2018 17
Tom Gagnon A Novel Transposition one card in envelope and one in pocket, featuring a switch with an envelope and without deck in hand
Inspired by 2019 238
John Gaughan The Card Tripod
  • Chamber of Secrets
switching apparatus
Oct. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 10)
42
José Carroll The Card in the Glass No. A), card put in wine glass changes
  • Variation (unload on the deck)
Also published here 2019 84
Steve Forte prop muck one of two cards, with item like glass on table
2020 512
Ryan Schlutz Box Switch card slid into case, later dumped out, using cellophane
Also published here 2020 98
Sebastian Midtvaage One Shot folded card dumped out of shot glass and switched in the process
2020 172
Sebastian Midtvaage One Shot folded card in upside down shot glass is switched
June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part Two)
84
Luka Kratsashvili Changes in the Box card is put in card case, left out-jogged, it changes visually
  • Method One
  • Method Two
  • Method Three
July 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 7)
328
Dai Vernon Envelope Switch card apparently inserted into envelope, from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
2022 76
Andi Gladwin Case Switch cased card is switched, using cellophane
2022 43
Kostya Kimlat Schulien Reloaded card comes from box, is apparently removed but still inside via switch
Related toAlso published here 2022 294
Eric Leclerc Padswitch card under mat switched as it is removed and shown
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Oct. 2010
2022 979
Josh Janousky One Card Monte single Queen with "Winner" written on its back changes into a Joker with different writing in card case, featuring switch with case
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Jan. 2013
2022 1176
Switch with Book card on top of book apparently dumped on table, switched for card underneath
2022 10
Mike O'Brien Pocket Utility Switch card is sticking out of breast pocket, it is switched as it is removed
Inspired by
  • "Impossible Card in Pocket" (Dave Rumfelt, M-U-M, Nov. 1974)
Also published here
Jan. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 1)
62
Mortenn Christiansen The Jumbo Five of Hearts Card Trick jumbo card as prediction, card freely chosen is matching, featuring a switch with the jumbo card, Smart-Ass selection procedure
Inspired by
  • Smart-Ass, Bill Abbott (marketed item)
2023 10
Alexander de Cova Cloth Pin Switch
Related to 2023 40