96 entries in Cards / Sleights / Palming / Back Palm
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Back Hand Palm
1897 32
La carte tournée card vanishes into back palm
Oct. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4)
Das Erscheinen und Verschwinden einer Karte in freier Hand "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
vanish and production of single card with back palm, with pivot to show both hands empty
Apr. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Hänsel Kastner Die blitzschnelle Wanderung einer Karte signed card shuffled back by spectator, it travels through knee and appears in other hand
Nov. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11)
Carl Willmann Das Erscheinen mehrer Karten nacheinander an den Fingerspitzen der rechten Hand single card production from stack of cards in back palm
Dec. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 12)
The Back Palm
1902 145
The Back and Front of Hand Continuous Palm with Cards
1902 46
Back Palming and Recovery of Four Cards one by one, with upright metal rod, with four clips to display the four cards
1902 97
Das Erscheinen mehrerer Karten nacheinander an den Fingerspitzen der rechten Hand "Die Kartenschule"
single card production routine, hand shown empty after temporarily loading back-palmed cards perpendicularly behind fan of already produced cards à la Thurston Five Card Routine
Jan. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1)
Hänsel Kastner Der Fächer als Kartenmagnet card vanishes in fan (not a card fan) and reappears from fan
July 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 7)
Hänsel Kastner La carte tournée und deren Variation back palm applications
  • I. card tossed against door vanishes, is reproduced from other side
  • II. card through table
Sep. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9)
A. F. Kessler Die Verwandlung einer Karte double card shown, face card brought into back palm, for changing it back the card is replaced again
Dec. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12)
Der Spaziergang einer Karte durch das Knie des Künstlers "by A. M.", card through knee with back palm
Feb. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2)
Paul Valadon The Back and Front of Hand Continuous Palm with Cards illustrated with photographs of Paul Valadon
1904 30
The Old "Back-Palm" Again shifting cards from back palm to front, while holding card with same hand
1933 5
Charles Eastman No Thumb Back Palm
1933 7
Charles Eastman The Expert Acquitment with Cards choreography to show both sides of hands empty
1933 25
Charles T. Jordan Like Seeks Like Ace assembly with four hats, "A trick which makes use of the back palm as a secret sleight."
Also published here 1937 344
Edward Marlo Backpalm
1941 6
Hank Nowoc Flesh Color Corned Cards for back palming
1941 17
Back and Front Hand Palming vanish and production with pivot
1942 157
Back Palm
1942 158
To Produce Card single card from back palm
1942 160
To Produce Cards in a Fan from back palm
1942 161
Paul Fox Simplified Back and Front Hand Palm
1942 161
Paul Fox Back Hand Color Change using back palm
1942 174
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on a show by the IBM ring NYC, John Scarne, Jimmy Grippo, how to soften a deck for back palming, two newspaper clippings from Dunninger
Related to Mar. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 31)
Jean Hugard The Back Palm as a Secret Sleight on the history and several techniques
a. The vanish
b. The reverse palm
c. Transfer a card from regular palm to the front palm
d. To back palm a card directly from the deck
Tricks using the back palm as a secret sleight
Dec. 1943 29
The Crystal Casket chosen card travels to glass which was shown empty and is wrapped in handkerchief
Dec. 1943 31
A Hat and a Card card penetrates hat
Dec. 1943 31
Impromptu Rising Card
Dec. 1943 32
A Surprise Handshake cards are produced after handshake with spectator
Dec. 1943 32
Jean Hugard Hey! Presto! selection appears in a glass held by performer
Jan. 1944 35
Jean Hugard Back Palm Change Using a Handkerchief
Jan. 1944 35
Phil J. Flad, Jr. A Diminishing Card one card shrinks, back palm handling
Aug. 1944 64
Clyde Cairy Metamorphoses card rubbed to thigh changes several times, back palm
Oct. 1944 77
Jean Hugard Cards from the Sleeve cards travel from pocket to hand, reverse up the sleeve
Dec. 1944 91
A Book and a Card card is put in book and rises from there, using back palm
1945 148
Arthur H. Buckley Back Palm with the Open Fingers deep back palm, applications for manipulations follow
1946 127
Arthur H. Buckley The Bent Fingers, Back Palm and Recovery recovery from deep back palm ending in fan production
1946 128
Arthur H. Buckley The Slide Up Vanish fake transfer using back palm
1946 134
Arthur H. Buckley A Card is Vanished and Reappears at the very Tips of the first and second Fingers basic back palming with fingertip production
1946 136
Arthur H. Buckley The Change Over - A very pretty and deceptive Piece of Card Manipulation hand washing with back and front palming
1946 143
Arthur H. Buckley The Steal recover from deep back palm
1946 146
Arthur H. Buckley Split Fans "Back Palming a Pack of Fifty-Two Cards and Reproducing them in a Series of Fans"
1946 147
Bill Simon Back Palm Steal cards are stolen into back palm with fan cover
1949 15
Vern Schoneck Sic Transit selected cards visibly appear in beer glass
June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 205)
Laurie Ireland Peek a Boo hand inside plastic bag, selection appears
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Tyro The Boomerang Card idea for the Boomerang Card, imaginary card produced
Feb. 1951 759
Lewis Ganson The "Back and Front" Palm
  • (A) Cover for the Pivot
  • (B) Acquitments
  • (C) Stealing Extra Stocks of Cards
  • (D) Hiding the Corners of the Cards
1954 227
Cliff Green Visual Change
1959 55
Cliff Green Finale for the Flight of the Blues signed card vanishes from packed and is produced from air (back palm)
1961 111
Cliff Green Back Palm Steal as packet is tossed on table
1961 156
Frank Garcia Eclipse Card Production slow motion production from back palm
1972 119
Flip Hallema Fl!pcard production and printing of business card
1972 8
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #5 two cards change, Two Card Monte sequence with impromptu double backer
Also published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
Sep. 1974 790
Charles T. Jordan Like Seeks Like Ace assembly with four hats, using back palm
Also published here 1975 87
Back and Front Palm
1976 57
Patrick Page Before an Audience how to use the back and front palm, without flashing
1976 60
Patrick Page Keeping a Straight Arm tips on the back palm and production of one card
1976 62
The Standard Method of producing card from the back palm
1976 64
Cardini The Cardini Method of producing card from the back palm
1976 65
Producing Fans
1976 66
The Split Fan Production
1976 67
Patrick Page Reloading Cards into the Back Palm Position two methods
1976 70
Bill Tarr Palming different positions
  • Classic Palm
  • Pinkie Palm
  • Back Palm
1976 22
Back and Front Palm pivot
1976 88
Bob Ostin The Serendipity Card Change card is vanished and when produced it is diminished, brief
1976 ca. 4
Bill Tarr Modified Back-and-Front Palm pivot, fingers opened wide
1978 100
Stephen Tucker The inner limits Producing selection from behind a card/box using backpalming (pretty standard techniques)
1984 19
Barry Stevenson Split Waterfall stealing cards into back palm during waterfall flourish
1985 228
Frederick Braue FB Fan Card-Steal fan in right hand, some cards are stolen in back palm (1936)
1985 11
Backhand Color Change card stolen in right hand backpalm which then holds deck, left hand steals backpalmed card for color change
1985 24
Karl Fulves Backup card appears at right angles between two sandwich cards
Related to 1987 7
Karl Fulves Back Palming from Deck with further uses on p. 10, transfer to right-hand palm
1987 8
Masatoshi Furota Spinning Card Shots cards spin off stack in back palm
1988 42
Barry Stevenson Card Production Spin from back palm
Dec. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 12)
Edward Marlo コンビんシングカードコントロール (Convincing Card Control) Interesting variation, card is placed into back palm
1993 167
Sid Fleischman False Transfer and Vanish with back palm
1993 97
Dan Tong Stealth Whirley-Bird Card one half is spread randomly into a mess on the table, the other half is fanned, the spectator select a card, put back in fan, it travels to tables cards
Inspired by 1994 155
Back Palm Vanish
Oct. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
David Stone Cards into 4 coins! one card transforms into four coins
2001 10
Bob Ostin The Serendipity Card Change backpalm gag for magicians, card shrinks on back of hand
Also published here
  • "The Serendipity Card Change" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 1564. January, 1976.
2005 80
Dani DaOrtiz Gag - Strongest Magician card visibly changes into torn quarters
2008 36
Karl Fulves Cardeeni card appears between hand of spectator and performer
Related to 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
Patrick Lehnen Spock-Palm vulcan salute with back palmed card
2013 44
Doug Edwards The Fingertip Card Production variation of back palm production
2013 11
Tom Gagnon Cancelled Deck Card Stab whole deck has whole through middle, sprung into air, selection caught with finger through hole
Variations 2013 124
Daniel Madison Back Deal Doing a 'Bottom Deal' with a card in left hand Back Palm, can also be used as a single card switch
2014 45
Kent Cummins Kent's Back Palm Change Card vanishes and reappears as a different card
Related to 2015 25
Elliott Terral Subtlety: A Flash of the Palm showing palm empty during card through handkerchief routine
2020 164
John Carney Back Palm Backstory
2020 120
Basic Back Palm
2020 123
Jonathan Friedman Dedlof folded card becomes pristine without wrinkles again
Jan. 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 1)
Joshua Lamb Knuckle Palm Vanish card vanishes one-handed when thrown up, deep back palm with card
Feb. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 2)
Ollie Mealing Back to the Past Control card apparently put on back of packet, back palm
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Oct. 2011
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