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To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure deck dealt in four piles and suits separated, taught to audience and they fail or succeed
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 66
Bob Hummer Lite-Ning Addition spectator removes an Ace or a Two face down, then a Three or a Four and so on, total of added values is divined
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 Half-A-Dozen Hummers 5
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dr. Hurwitz, Al Flosso, U.F. Grant, George Sands' non-make-up version to look like a chinaman, Orson Welles
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 78
Edward Marlo, George Sands Upside Down Kings turn face up, then down, change to Aces, placed in deck, back to Kings, Aces from pocket
1947 Marlo In Spades 50
George Sands Gone! signed card travels from case held by spectator to performer's pocket
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 131) 527
George Sands Preface
1949 Sandsational Rope 1
George Sands Sandsational Rope routine with extra piece
  • I. Brazen Restoration
  • II. Stretching a Rope
  • III. Frustrated Restoration
  • IV. Continuous Circle
  • V. Much Ado About Knotting
  • VI. Sliding Cut
  • VII. Sleight of Leg
  • VIII. Regular Restoration
  • IX. Removable Knot
  • X. Give a Magician Enough Rope
Variations 1949 Sandsational Rope 3
George Sands An Oddity paper slips with numbers on each side are arranged by the spectator, see 2022 reference for credit information
Related toAlso published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 50
Mallory Van Slyker, George Sands Birds of a Feather four coins assemble in corners of handkerchief
VariationsAlso published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 86
George Sands, Mallory Van Slyker Birds of a Feather four coins assemble in corners of handkerchief
Also published here 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 148
George Sands Cigarette Production lighted cigarette production
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 346
George Sands "Phantom" Cigarette invisible pantomime cigarette appears
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 353
Max Katz M. K. Telephone Code System coding a card with four cards, see Interlocutor reference for credit information
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 3
Harry Lorayne Criss-Cross one phase only, repeated as challenge, for credit comments see page 16 of Kabbala, Vol. 2
Related toAlso published here 1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 16
Karl Fulves Babel Jack Boschan's "Phosphorus" magazine, Ganson's "Unique Rope Routine" vs. George Sands routine, John Mulholland newspaper obituary
Mar. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 324
George Sands Duplex Changing Card stranger card on top of deck transforms into two selections
Variations 1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 81
Dai Vernon Multiple Change stranger card on top of deck transforms into two selections
Inspired by 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 89
George Sands 1-3-9 System method to transmit a card using four cards and one is turned over
Related to 1971 ca. Sandslide 1
George Sands 3 Card Improvement of 1-3-9 System, coding card using three Aces, one is face down
1971 ca. Sandslide 1
George Sands Double Cross one phase only, repeated as challenge, apparently stolen by Lorayne, see also page 16 of Kabbala, Vol. 2
Related to 1971 ca. Sandslide 2
George Sands Lucky 7's coding chosen card using two Sevens
1971 ca. Sandslide 4
George Sands Book Test four corners with page numbers are torn from newspaper, one is turned over and numbers added to chose page in a book
1971 ca. Sandslide 5
George Sands Fast Multiplication one number given by performer
  • 3 Digits
  • 9 Digits
  • 15 Digits
1971 ca. Sandslide 5
George Sands Magic Purse paper is folded into a purse, when opened a coin is found inside
1971 ca. Sandslide 6
George Sands Coins Through Hand two coins one back of closed fist penetrate hand, one by one
1971 ca. Sandslide 10
George Sands Coin Transformation coin transforms in fold of pants
1971 ca. Sandslide 11
George Sands Balloons various balloon modeling figures
  • Gun
  • Giraffe
  • Dachshund
  • Barking
  • Push Me - Pull You
  • Seal
  • Dino
  • Deer
  • Rudolph
  • An Apple
  • Balloon Head Puppet
1971 ca. Sandslide 11
George Sands Puppet Skit patter
1971 ca. Sandslide 14
George Sands Double Color Changing Card card with different colored back turns out to be same face as first selection and turns into second selection
1971 ca. Sandslide 15
George Sands Single Color Changing Card card with different colored back turns out to be same face, then card transposes with other selection
1971 ca. Sandslide 15
George Sands Reverse Color Change card chosen from face-up deck is only one with different colored back
1971 ca. Sandslide 16
George Sands Cards to Pocket Ten Cards up the Sleeve, to performer's and spectator's pocket using DeLand's Fadeaway card to finish
1971 ca. Sandslide 16
George Sands Sandslide false count
1971 ca. Sandslide 16
George Sands Witch Doctor Cards spectator cuts packet and performer cuts same amount, then cards vanish and appear in packets, multi-phase routine
1971 ca. Sandslide 17
Harvey Rosenthal Perfect Coin Assembly four coins assemble under a corner of a handkerchief
  • Alternate Handling of the Last Coin
  • Second Alternate Handling of the Last Coin
Inspired byVariations 1973 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Cushing Strout Double Thot named card is only odd-backed card, then it changes into another selection, Chicago Opener, credits to Walter Gibson, Carlyle, George Sands
Feb. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 4) 707
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
Oct. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 816
Karl Fulves Color Blind no-palm handling of Criss Cross, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for comment
Inspired by Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 822
George Sands Lucky 13 prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remains
Related toVariationsAlso published here Aug. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1035
George Sands Prime Time all clubs in packet, counting procedure, King always remains
Inspired by Aug. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1039
Edward Marlo "Further Dissertation on Oil and Water" more on crediting and history, with letters to George Sands, Bruce Elliott
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 160
George Sands Preface - 1962
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 5
George Sands Preface - 1975
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 7
George Sands Requirements and Modifications of 1st Edition comments on ropes for the Sandsational routine
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 10
George Sands Sands Improved Ropesational rope cut several times using fingers, rope is restored, ends change places with middle, rope stretches and knots slide and jump from one end to the other, several knots appear at once
Related to 1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 12
George Sands Nomenclature
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 13
George Sands Bundle Set Up how to bundle rope, with extra piece
  • Normal Rope
  • Abnormal Rope
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 14
George Sands One Rope Illusion I taking two ropes as one from bundle
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 15
George Sands Acquitment handing rope out for examination, hiding and adding extra piece in process
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 16
George Sands Pocket Set Up set up for routine
  • Advantages
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 17
George Sands Sliding Knot Tie switching ends and tying knot, extra piece
  • Deceiving Rotation
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 18
George Sands Finger Cut cutting rope using fingers
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 19
George Sands Stretching a Rope stretching two ropes two same lengths
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 19
George Sands To Count Four as Four counting four ends , hiding looped extra piece
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 21
George Sands Twist Knot with extra piece, false knot and fusing two ropes together
  • Figure Eight Restoration
  • "Sam Schwartz's Delivery"
  • Sleight of Foot Restoration
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 22
George Sands Jumping Ends with extra piece, two methods for switching ends
  • Jumping Ends - Set Up
  • Jumping Ends - Set Up II
  • Jumping Ends
  • Jumping Ends
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 26
George Sands Continuous Circle - No End
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 30
George Sands Sliding Knot Tie with extra piece
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 31
George Sands Slip Knot with extra piece
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 32
George Sands Finger Razor Cut cutting rope with finger
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 34
George Sands Karate Chop cutting rope using Karate Chop
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 34
George Sands Accordion Pleat Restoration fusing two ropes together
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 34
George Sands Jumping Knot using extra piece
  • Jumping Knot - Set Up
  • Jumping Knot
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 36
George Sands Sliding Knot
  • Sliding Knot - Set Up
  • Sliding Knot - Illusion
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 37
George Sands Vanishing Knot Addition
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 40
George Sands Jumping Knot - Addition
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 41
George Sands Mountain Climbing Knot
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 41
George Sands Dissolving Knot
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 41
George Sands Life Saving Knots appearance of several knots on rope
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 44
George Sands Set Up Before Spectators and Repeat
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 46
George Sands Set Up II for Repeat
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 47
George Sands Examination of the Rope
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 47
George Sands Conclusion
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 47
George Sands Suggestions-Advice-Afterthoughts
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 48
George Sands Reverse Bank Nite using the Lucky 13 prime force
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 4) 1100
George Sands Prime Choice - E.S.P. six pieces of paper, prediction on one, ESP symbols or something else on the other pieces, then Lucky 13 prime force
Inspired by 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 4) 1101
George Sands Platform Key-Rect "Two Tricks"
man and woman locked together with chain
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1135
George Sands Prime Choice "Two Tricks"
packet of thirteen cards, selection is the last one face-down after counting procedure
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1137
Horace E. Bennett The Amazing, Jumping, Flying, Sliding Knot knot jumps, slides and is picked off, then cut and restored rope
Inspired by
  • George Sands' "Ropesation"
Related to
1978 On Your Feet 17
George Sands Banknight Umgekehrt using the Lucky 13 prime force
Also published here Apr. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 35
Dr. Jacob Daley, George Sands Prime Choice No. 31, packet of thirteen cards, selection is the last one face-down after counting procedure
Also published here 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 52
George Sands Lucky 13 No. 32, prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remains
Also published here 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 53
George Sands, Karl Fulves Criss Cross No. 48, simplified, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
Inspired by 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 62
George Sands, Frederick Braue The Super Optical Illusion four red-backed aces change one by one into blue-backed kings with twisting
Inspired by
  • "Super Optical Illusion" (George Sands, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 4 No. 7, Dec. 1946, p. 275)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 11
Jeff Sheridan Swan Lake Rope multi-phase routine, sliding knot, rope grow to same length as other, traveling ends and cut and restored rope as finish, first six phases are identical with George Sands Ropesational routine, no credits
Related to 1987 Swan Lake Rope 1
Mac King, George Sands Phase One Effect
Inspired by 1990 Mac King's Other Rope Routine 2
Steve Beam Leftovers on opening lines by John Riggs, Dai Vernon, Stephen Minch, Lisa Weedman, George Sands, Don Morris, Dan Garrett, Earl Oakes, Ed Weiss, Alec Callow, getting booked on conventions, Richard Bartram
1993 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 47) 860
Lee Earle Editor's Desk: Title Trivia on Jay Leno, Docc Hilford, George Sands, Anton Zellman
1994 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 4) 16
Karl Fulves What's in a Name? No. 8, name is spelled in eleven-card packet and last card turned over, repeated until one card remains, it is the only odd-colored one
Related to 1995 Easy Magic 10
Felix Farrell Pure Rope rope is cut several times with fingers and is then restored again, multi-phase routine
Inspired by 1995 Aus dem Effeff... 51
Robert Cassidy Card Memory deck is shuffled and memorized, two spectator get half the deck and performer names every card
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1995 The Art of Mentalism 2 29
Lee Earle Editor's Desk: On the Road, Again. on Dr. Juris, Docc Hilford, George Sands, Larry Becker, David Frederic Ashton, Max Morgan
1995 Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 4) 104
Nick Trost The Eliminator Uses gaffed dice (mispotted) to locate card in one of six piles, credit info for plot given to publication in Nouvelles Recreations, Physiques et Mathematiques (Gilles-Edme Guyot, 1740)
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 142
George Sands, Mitsunobu Matsuyama "Lucky 13" Force Using a fair dice to force bottom card of seven card packet, by eliminating cards at rolled number repeatedly, independently discovered by Mitsunobu Matsuyama
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 144
Peter Duffie An Unexpected Prediction Cards in a packet turned face down one by one by counting sequence, remaining card that is face up has PREDICTION written on the back (uses prime principle by George Sands)
Variations 1997 Effortless Card Magic 108
George Sands Prime Number Packet Principle Packet of cards with prime number of cards, think of any integer n, flip over every nth card in succession, forces the remaining card
1997 Effortless Card Magic 108
Peter Duffie Psychic Calculator George Sands's Prime Number Principle
1997 N.D.E. — A Near Deck Experience 16
Karl Fulves Stebbins Clock clock layout, one card turned over and put in center, counting procedure with the value and last card on count always turned over, remaining card forced
Inspired byRelated to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 176
Karl Fulves PATEO Variation force done by two spectators, magician's choice on final decision
Inspired by
  • PATEO (Roy Baker, Baker's Bonanza, p. 38)
Related to
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 184
George Sands Prime Force
Related to 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 202
Karl Fulves Card Roulette No. 19, two cards chosen by two spectators from small packet, cards counted through and spectators' cards do not show up, prime principle
Related to 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 38
Jim Steinmeyer, George Sands The Five Card Mix forcing a card from five, see also George Sands "Prime Time"
Related toVariations 2002 Impuzzibilities 21
Steve Beam Lucky Digits small packet counted to named number until only one card remains
Related to 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 177
Steve Beam Alpha Male humorous divination of selected letter, with ABC cards
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 205
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Future Choice five envelope with numbers on either side, added in some way by spectator, total predicted, repeat, see Vol. 2 reference for credit information
Inspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 73
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Whitewash ESP deck, card chosen by adding some numbers on number cards, predicted, all others blank
Inspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 75
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Little Arrows seven cards, all chosen except one, all lose except last one, George Sands's Prime Number Principle
Variations 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 77
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flexible Choice number chosen with four back-to-back pairs, credits George Sands's "One to Eight" principle (really the Hummer Addition Principle)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 60
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Accidental Diary sixteen-card Unicycle Stack, credits George Sands's "One to Eight" principle (really Hummer Addition Principle)
Variations 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 70
George Sands Prime Number Principle p cards, any number smaller than p counted to and card turned over, repeated from there until one card remains not turned over, it's forced
  • Why it Works
Related to
  • Card Concepts (Arthur MacTier)
Variations
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 73
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Co-Prime Number Principle extension of prime number principle
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 73
Aldo Colombini Little Arrows with No Arrows five envelopes, all chosen except one, all lose except last one, George Sands's Prime Number Principle
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 160
George Sands Lucky 13 Force one of five objects
Related to 2004 Under Tension 18
Ryan Matney The Whitechapel Solution cards in a packet turned face down one by one by counting sequence, remaining card that is face up has odd back, uses prime principle by George Sands, story presentation
Inspired by 2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 349
Lewis Jones Lucky, Lucky, Lucky prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until selection appears, as bar bet
Inspired byVariations 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 70
Robert Cassidy Card Memory deck is shuffled and memorized, two spectator get half the deck and performer names every card
Inspired byAlso published here 2004 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy 35
George Sands Prime Number Principle
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 199
Gene Castillon "Odd Chance" 21 Card Trick two selections
Inspired by 2007 7-7-7 140
Nick Trost Wacky Packet several transformations
Inspired by 2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 198
Lennart Green Love - Hate - Admiration three-card location, using George Sands's Prime Deal
2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 10
George Sands The Sands End Switch with extra piece
2010 Vortex 135
Wayne Dobson Cash Back using George Sands Prime Number Force
2013 More Look No Hands 23
Jim Steinmeyer Mystery in Abstract
  • Conjuring
one of several large cards with Droodles chosen with George Sands' Prime Time principle, humorously predicted
Related to Feb. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 2) 26
Quotes by various people on the magic of George Sands, Ace Starry, Daryl, Jeff McBride, Aldo Colombini, Mac King, Michael Finney, Sandy Katzman, George Becker, Ray Pierce, Doug Anderson
2014 Ropes ix
George Sands Preface
2014 Ropes xiii
Steve Beam Doubling Down Using factory misprinted cards, the magician predicts the totals of the cards selected by the audience.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 214
George Sands An Oddity paper slips with numbers on each side are arranged by the spectator
Also published here 2022 Hummer's Odyssey 16