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Jack McMillen The Prophecied Leaper prophesied, selection made in one half, it travels into cased half at predicted position
Variations 1928 19
Theodore Annemann A Card is Found Once More one-way backs
Related toVariations 1934 9
Theodore Annemann, Jean Hugard Relativity and Cards signed, one in pocket of performer, one in pocket by spectator
Related to 1938 265
Ralph W. Hull The Tuned Deck six phases, two corner shorts
Related to 1938 517
Theodore Annemann Insto-Transpo spectator's and performer's pocket, double backer
Related toVariations 1939 3
The Tap tapping a produding card "through" the squared pack
Related toVariations 1940 122
Dr. Jacob Daley Two Cards in Fear two spectators stab two knives in deck wrapped in newspaper
Related toVariations 1940
The Jinx (Issue 85)
Mike Trent Okito Goes Mental billet in Okito Box
Related toAlso published here 1946
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946)
Edward Marlo Not Quite Sure card is selected, then all cards of same value turn over
Related to Oct. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 137)
Frederick Braue The Homing Card Kaps favorite
Related toVariations 1948 13
Bill Simon Tnuoc two selections, one is found by cutting to indicator card, second reverses in the middle of the deck
Apr. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 148)
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 159)
Bill Simon Simon-Ease simple cut control
Also published here Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 159)
Bill Simon Two Blades with two knives
Related toAlso published here Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 159)
Bill Simon Tabled single card through table
Also published here Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 159)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Clayton Rawson, Bill Simon, Jay Marshall
Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 159)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Kruger and Starke, Dr. Jaks, Martin Gardner, Roy Benson, Paul Draylin, Hal Haber, Bill Simon
Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 160)
Bill Simon Cig-Card-Rise from cigarette case
Nov. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 164)
Bill Simon Ashes Away flash paper cone as ash tray, in the end paper an ashes disappear in a flash
Feb. 1948 392
Bill Simon Foreword
1949 2
Bill Simon Cut Control
Variations 1949 5
Bill Simon The Chinese Cut cutting procedure with perpendicular configuration
Variations 1949 6
Bill Simon Simpl-Speller
1949 7
Bill Simon Simon False Table Cut
1949 9
Bill Simon The Stab Force with push-in change
1949 10
Bill Simon Sensitive Fingertips two cards are found
Related to 1949 13
Bill Simon The Card in the Hat card travels into hat that is sitting on table, repeated
1949 14
Bill Simon Back Palm Steal cards are stolen into back palm with fan cover
1949 15
Bill Simon Dual Discovery two selections are found via countdown of their values
1949 16
Bill Simon Card-Cigarette Wrinkle
1949 19
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle six-card version
Related to 1949 21
Bill Simon Smoke Screen cigarette rolls on table by itself, torn into thirds, travel through table, restored
1949 23
Bill Simon The Startling Four Coins interlocked coin production, then coins to glass
Related to 1949 25
Bill Simon Rising Coin and Climax coin travels from hand to hand, then vanishes from silk, full wine glass appears
1949 28
Bill Simon Ten Fingers & a Silk coin is produced from silk and vanishes, repeated, continues production of coins, bills as final load
1949 30
About the Author about Bill Simon
1949 35
Bill Simon Again! in spectator and performer's pocket, signed, duplicate
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Jan. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 169)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Jack Chanin, Bill Simon, Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Robert Harbin
Related to Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 193)
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Controlled Miracles by Bill Simon Feb. 1949 514
Martin Gardner Finger Stunts removing the thumb, with ideas by Paul Stadelman, Emil Jarrow and Bill Simon
Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
Martin Gardner Yakity-Yak Gags ideas and lines for the wind-up teeth by Johnny Paul, Senator Crandall, Karrell Fox, Joe Berg, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon, Dick Himber
Nov. 1949 605
Bill Simon A Set of Surprises number used to count to a selection which is then lost, selection not found but deck turns over, then selection turns over
Related to 1949 21
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frank Garcia, Puzzle by Charlie Arbuthnot, Dunninger, Carlo Menotti, Fred Keating, Martin Gardner, Bill Simon, Jean Hugard, Robert Harbin, Art Lyle, Frank Joglar
Feb. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 196)
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's A Natural with matches, seven outs
VariationsAlso published here Mar. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 199)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Carl Rosini, Bill Simon, Audley Walsh, Victor Jorey
May 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 202)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Simon, Ted Messenger, Cleopatra, Sorcar, Frank Garcia, John Scarne, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Greer Marechal, Jimmy Herpick, Frank Joglar, Larry Weeks, Cy Endfield
June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 206)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Si Stebbins (newspaper article), Maurice Fogel, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon
Nov. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 215)
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's a Natural No. 11, Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted
VariationsAlso published here 1950 23
John Scarne, Bill Simon Double Prediction No. 59, Basic routine with Business Card Prophecy move, predict where business card is placed, for credit information see Scarne reference
Related to 1950 105
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
Variations 1950 107
Bill Simon Double Surprise No. 61, card remembered at chosen position, card not found by counting to the value of another card, then card shows up reversed in deck
Related to 1950 108
Bill Simon My Lucky Card No. 76, card cut into the the deck by the spectator, ends up between two cards that match its value and suit separately.
Variations 1950 138
Ed Costello, Bill Simon Seeing Through the Deck No. 140, Spectator cuts deck into two piles. Magician correctly divines a card from each pile, and repeats the feat.
1950 269
Bill Simon The Card That Went to Pieces spectator tears index corner off a card, performer tears rest of card into pieces by accident, rolls them up and rubber-bands them, the vanish except rubber band, card minus corner is restored reversed in center
1950 24
Bill Simon Biddled with just ten cards, without selection
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 224)
Bill Simon Sitting Bull seated, coin on leg is vanished and reproduced
Related toAlso published here Apr. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 226)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on George Kaplan, Milbourne Christopher, Martin Gardner, Mike Millet, Bill Simon, Dr. Jaks, Francis Carlyle, Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon, John Boyko, Sid Lorraine, Leo Rullman, Keith Clark, Fu Manchu
Apr. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 226)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Martin Gardner, Richard Himber, Clayton Rawson, Dr. Elliott, Wallace Dibble, Audley Walsh, Bill Simon
Apr. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 227)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the S.A.M - I.B.M. convention, Sid Lorraine, Dai Vernon, Dr. Jaks, Frank Garcia, Bill Simon, Ross Bertram, Johnny Platt, Chic Schoke, Leslie Barrie, Gene Bernstein, Tom Hanlon, Russell Swann, Audley Walsh, Del Ray, Jay Marshall
June 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 231)
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value
Variations Nov. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 241)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Al Baker's dead, Leslie Barrie, Willard Smith, Bill Simon, Herman Hansen
Nov. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 242)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Francis Carlyle, Dr. Jaks, Martin Gardner, Bob Orben, Frank Garcia, Lee Noble, Bill Simon
Nov. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 243)
Dai Vernon, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bill Simon, Martin Gardner, Norman Jensen, Bruce Elliott The Ruler force with ruler with name of cards, ruler is balanced on two fingers and fingers brought together until fingers meet, see also p. 981 for ideas by John Hamilton
Variations Dec. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 244)
Bill Simon Coin Vanish
Apr. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 11)
Bill Simon Nickel to Five Pennies
Apr. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 11)
Bill Simon Gone steal to other hand, with reference to produce a coin from spectator's ear
Variations 1952 32
Bill Simon Harnessed ring penetrates handkerchief
May 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 254)
Bill Simon Dope! card to wallet, off-beat, no-palm
Variations June 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 257)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Friday Night Sodality, Gen Grant, Bill Simon, Maurice Zolotow
Oct. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 267)
Bill Simon Foreword
1952 7
Bill Simon Specialization
1952 13
Bill Simon The Importance of Practice
1952 13
Bill Simon The Necessity of Trial
1952 14
Bill Simon Understanding Theory
1952 15
Bill Simon The Importance of Studying Simple Moves
1952 15
Bill Simon Manipulation on using flourishes or not
1952 16
Bill Simon Technicalities
1952 16
Bill Simon The Art of Presentation
1952 17
Bill Simon Spontaneous Resourcefulness
1952 18
Bill Simon Conjurer vs. Gambler
1952 19
Bill Simon The Best Magic
1952 19
Bill Simon Handling
1952 20
Bill Simon Cultivating Originality in Presentation
1952 20
Bill Simon Unprepared Cards
1952 20
Bill Simon Present Day Sophistication
1952 21
Bill Simon Audience Participation
1952 22
Bill Simon Patter
1952 22
Bill Simon Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards
1952 24
Bill Simon Accessories
1952 25
Bill Simon Originality
1952 25
Bill Simon Coincidence repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneously
Inspired byRelated to 1952 29
Bill Simon Business Card Prophesy two cards predicted on business card, business card is pushed into deck and the two cards next to it match prediction, for credit information see Scarne reference "Business Card ESP"
Related toVariations 1952 32
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
Related toVariations 1952 34
Bill Simon The Instant Reverse selection is reversed in the deck, then all other cards with the same value turn over
Related to 1952 35
Bill Simon Three Queens Monte with four cards, all turn into Aces
Related toVariations 1952 37
Bill Simon Sympathetic Control spectator cut deck in three piles, one queen is put in each pile, last queen is on the table, when that queen is turned over, the other queens turn over too
Variations 1952 39
Bill Simon Packer Load loading three reversed card between four cards alternating, similar to a collectors load
1952 42
Bill Simon Elevator Cards ace, two, three, two phases
1952 43
Bill Simon The Turnabout Cards without selection
1952 48
Bill Simon Double Under Cut tabled
1952 49
Bill Simon Card Affinity someone names a suit and another spectator names a value, mostly two knives, one finds correct value and the other the suit
Related to 1952 51
Bill Simon Negative Force to eliminate a suit
1952 52
Bill Simon The Gambler Controls the Aces cutting the Aces (jogged Aces), then all Aces turnover in the deck at once
Variations 1952 54
Bill Simon Tapping the Cards through the deck, forming injog, with four Aces
Related to 1952 55
Bill Simon Airing the Strip-Out deck beveled for easier strip-out
Related toAlso published here 1952 56
Bill Simon A Touching Experiment cards spread on table, spectator and performer draw out two cards each, four Aces
1952 60
Bill Simon Turn Over Switch two cards of four are switched, while being turned over and pushed into the deck
1952 61
Bill Simon Additions to the Effect follow up to "A Touching Experiment" Elevator with four Aces
1952 64
Bill Simon False Display hiding two reversed cards, and bringing all to same orientation
1952 64
Bill Simon The Ambitious Card cards travel from center to the top and back to the center
1952 66
Bill Simon The Second Deal The Component Parts of the Second Deal
1. Position of the Deck in the Left Hand
2. The Movement of the Left Thumb
3. The Grip with the Right Fingers
4. The Strike
5. The Motion of the Hands

1. The Normal Deal
2. The Immovable Thumb
3. The Immovable Card

Performing the Deal
Concluding Thoughts
1952 71
Bill Simon Tricks with the Second Deal
1952 79
Bill Simon Call to the Colors
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 79
Bill Simon Two Numbers two cards selected, spectators only think of a number, both cards are found at the positions
Related to 1952 81
Bill Simon Danbury Delusion
Variations 1952 83
Bill Simon Shuffle Control
1952 84
Bill Simon The Middle Deal mock center deal
Related to 1952 86
Bill Simon The F.B.I. Card stabbing the deck with a card, finding the selection above, with second deal
1952 87
Bill Simon Four Card Locations deck divided in two, number named cards found at that number from top and bottom of each packet
1952 89
Bill Simon The Simon Card Control jog, insertion from the side with deck in end grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 93
Bill Simon Set-Up of Four Cards stacking four cards, when deck is cut one of the cards is on top and on bottom of each heap
1952 95
Bill Simon The Two Card Peek two cards, two cuts, on top and bottom, throwing off magicians
1952 97
Bill Simon A Piquant Peek after peek, while squaring up
1952 99
Bill Simon The Peek Force with break
1952 101
Bill Simon The Simon Fan Steal perpendicular position
Related to 1952 102
Bill Simon Telepathy spectator selects a card, another writes a number on it, both informations are divined and written on a slate
1952 104
Bill Simon Automatic Writing spectator selects a card, another writes a number on it, both informations are divined by automatic writing, bottomless case
1952 105
Bill Simon The Simon Secret Addition Aces apparently put on top of deck in out-jogged fanned condition, really under top cards, left hand held with back of hand towards spectators
Related toVariations 1952 107
Bill Simon The Thought-Of Ace thought of Ace (or all Aces) rise to top
1952 109
Bill Simon A Transposition ace to four of clubs transpose with four random cards one by one
1952 111
Bill Simon Cover for the Side Slip covered side steal, to second from the top
Variations 1952 112
Bill Simon Ambitious Bit with the side slip
1952 115
Bill Simon The Helpers with the side slip
1952 115
Bill Simon Predict Switch touched card is predicted
1952 116
Bill Simon Card Switch similar thinking as Vernon's "Simplified Curry Change", Kelly Bottom Placement grip
Related to 1952 117
Bill Simon Discoveries
1952 121
Bill Simon The Finger-Stab cards are thrown into the air and selection is plucked out
1952 121
Bill Simon A Trick with a New Twist cards are given a spin on the table, selection flies out
1952 123
Bill Simon Half and Half (Elimination) deck is always split in half and spectator decides which one is eliminated, last card is selection
1952 124
Bill Simon A Strange Card card vanishes from five card packet and reappears reversed in the deck, similar structure as the Biddle trick
1952 125
Bill Simon Card in the Mouth
1952 128
Bill Simon, Jack McMillen Four Deep card travels to other packet at same position
Inspired by 1952 131
Bill Simon Unexpected two red aces are laid on spectator's hand and transform into black aces, then the red aces are pinched out of the deck one by one, first phase similar to Fechter's "Be honest"
Related toVariations 1952 133
Bill Simon The Magnetic Cards cards are cut in four packets, one card selected and with that card the other of the same value rise on top of each packet
1952 137
Bill Simon Double Rise two cards placed on the table, half of the deck put on each, both rise to the top
Variations 1952 139
Bill Simon Reverse Card Effects
1952 140
Bill Simon 1. Six Face Up Cards Right Themselves Spontaneously twelve cards
1952 140
Bill Simon 2. Odd Card Out twelve cards half face up, half face down, all cards right themselves except selection
1952 142
Bill Simon 3. Misdirection Plus pretending to have stripper cards
1952 143
Bill Simon The Ubiquitous Jack of Spades four cards shown to be the same
Variations 1952 144
Bill Simon Rapid Transit handling variation
1952 144
Bill Simon Mind Reading spectator thinks of a number and remembers the card on it's position, after the performer fails to find it, the spectator finds his card at the number turned over
1952 145
Bill Simon "Touch" Retouched ungaffed, one card
Related toVariations 1952 148
Bill Simon Bottom Slip Cut
1952 149
Bill Simon, Martin Gardner Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value
1952 151
Bill Simon The Locator Three of Clubs spectator thrusts a known card into a card spread of 28 cards and his selection is found
1952 152
Bill Simon Marking a Position in a Card Spread
Related to 1952 153
Bill Simon The Somersault reversed card travels from small packet to larger packet
Related to 1952 155
Bill Simon Transfer some cards from a face up packet on a face down packet
1952 156
Bill Simon Packet Turnover secret turnover of some cards, while pointing to the other half
1952 157
Bill Simon Night Club Card Assembly four cards of the same value in spectator's pocket transpose with four random cards, one by one
1952 158
Bill Simon Double Prediction
1952 161
Bill Simon Cut Force cut and reverse, under the table
1952 161
Bill Simon, Edward Marlo Four Deuces and the Ace of Spades
Inspired byRelated to 1952 163
Bill Simon Deuces Wild black deuces rise to the top one by one, then they are used to pinch the red deuces out of the deck
1952 166
Bill Simon, Bruce Burrell Hide Out Move under a three card fan
1952 167
Bill Simon Four-Way Coincidence four mates found by spectator
1952 169
Bill Simon Card Addition as a switch of four cards
1952 170
Bill Simon Shuffles and Cuts
1952 175
Bill Simon The Basic Cut top and bottom cards are retained
1952 176
Bill Simon The Simon System of False Riffle Shuffles
1952 178
Bill Simon The Top Stock Control
1952 178
Bill Simon The Bottom Stock Control
1952 180
Bill Simon Spell Anything random phrase can be used to spell to selection
1952 14
Edward Marlo The False Count
Related to 1953 94
Edward Marlo Touch Retouched - Retouched card reversed by spectator is predicted, force, see page 196 for credits
Inspired by 1953 138
Bill Simon Simon Eyes! one of three cards is thought of, selection ends up sandwiched between two reversed cards
Apr. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 278)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, The Friday Night Sodality, E. Brian Mc Carthy, Fred Keating, Sid Lorraine, Bill Simon
Sep. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 290)
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Richard Himber, Bill Simon, Max Katz, Jay Palmer
Oct. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 292)
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4&4
Nov. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 293)
Edward Marlo All Alike Display four cards
Inspired byVariations 1953 19
Bill Simon Twice Clipped two mate predictions, cards clipped together with paper clips
Variations Feb. 1954
The Phoenix (Issue 300)
Bill Simon Foreword
1954 4
Bill Simon In General on practicing, entertainment
1954 5
Bill Simon The Mathemagician two spectators discover the Aces by random dealing, dealing to bottom and then into multiple piles
Related toVariations 1954 8
Bill Simon Eye Doubt It two red Queens face-to-face change to black Twos and back
1954 9
Bill Simon The Flash Change four indifferent cards change into four Aces, they stick out of deck as a block and are shaken out
Variations 1954 11
Bill Simon The Cards and Dice - 1. The Transposition Ace to Four of Clubs face-down on table with a die on top of each with one to four to top, dice exchanged and cards follow
Related toVariations 1954 14
Bill Simon 2. The Big Change Ace to Three with three dice on top, they transpose and eventually all change to Threes and back
Variations 1954 16
Bill Simon The Turnabout six or seven packets put together face-up and face-down, they sort themselves the same way
Variations 1954 18
Bill Simon The Impulsive Ladies three queens and three aces transpose when fourth queen is place with queens, half pass method
1954 19
Bill Simon The Four Packet Shuffle four packets are shuffled into each other face-up/face-down
Related toVariations 1954 21
Bill Simon Two Up two prediction cards removed by performer, spectators insert them next to mates
1954 24
Bill Simon The Vital Prediction
1954 26
Bill Simon Side-Jog Transfer Cut transferring side-jogged card during cut
1954 29
Bill Simon The London Illusion spectator and performer each chose card from half deck, they match
1954 30
Bill Simon The Reverse Glide from end grip, card apparently put to bottom of deck
1954 31
Bill Simon Sponge Surprise fifteen to twenty small sponge balls appear
1954 33
Bill Simon The Ring on Wand with handkerchief
1954 35
Bill Simon, Hen Fetsch The Coin Transposition and Climax silver & copper transpose with one coin in spectator's handkerchief
1954 37
Bill Simon Psychic Okito Box Okito Box for billet reading or Q&A
Related to Mar. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 303)
Cy Endfield, Bill Simon There's Five Aces! four Aces are counted as five as a gag
Related toAlso published here 1955 44
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on the New Living Card Stars , Ed Marlo, Charlie Miller, Paul LePaul, Francis Carlyle, Bill Simon, Dr. Jacob Daley, The Modern Magician, Channing Pollock, Cardini, Billy McComb, James B. Findlay, Willane
The New Phoenix (Issue 328)
Bill Simon Sitting Vanish seated, coin on leg is vanished and reproduced
Related toAlso published here 1956 42
Bill Simon Simon-Ease simple cut control
Also published here 1956 142
Bill Simon Two Blades with two knives
Also published here 1956 143
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here 1956 146
Bill Simon Tabled single card through table
Also published here 1956 147
Bill Simon Again in spectator and performer's pocket, signed, duplicate
Inspired byAlso published here 1956 148
Bill Simon Biddled with just ten cards, without selection
Also published here 1956 158
Bill Simon Simon-Chanted Evening small packet cut off by spectator, performer deals rest until spectator says stop, value of stopped-at card corresponds with number of cut-off cards
Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
Bill Simon Simon-Chanted Evening small packet cut off by spectator, performer deals rest until spectator says stop, value of stopped-at card corresponds with number of cut-off cards
Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
Bill Simon Psychological Stop Force Handling
Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
Bill Simon Another Handling cover card side steal
1957 49
P. Howard Lyons Covered Secret Addition bottom card of several slipped into break near top
Related to Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
Bert Allerton Card Stabbing Trick any named card
Related toVariations 1958 36
Bill Simon Asche verschwindet using flash paper as ashtray
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 6)
Edward Marlo Business Card Prediction two cards predicted on business card which is inserted into deck, cards on either side are the predicted ones, duplicate business move, without prophecy move
Inspired by Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
Edward Marlo Rough Handling
  • handling for a rough-smooth deck, overhand shuffling, also by spectator (Hull), description by Bill Simon, regular sleight demonstrations as throw-offs
  • handling of rough-smooth pairs
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
Bill Simon For Faro-Nicks faro Triumph with thirty-card deck
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
Cliff Green Bill Simon image and mini bio
1961 131
Paul Marcus More Natural Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted
Inspired by Aug. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 360)
Bill Simon Double Play Ace of Spades cut into deck, the cards above and below are shown to be indifferent cards, they change into selections
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
Bill Simon "Never-Fail" Thumbtip thumb tip snaps back onto thumb, sight gag for magicians
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
Bill Simon Challenge Aces Ace of Spades is placed aside and keeps reappearing, change into four different Aces
VariationsAlso published here 1962 201
Bill Simon, Paul Curry 1-2-3-4
1962 231
Edward Marlo Uncontrolled Predictions and Coincidences on the approach of predicting any card while the ungaffed deck (with this card) is still being shuffled, in effect the spectator takes five cards out of shuffled deck, one is replaced reversed in deck which is shown as the predicted card, different presentations:
  • First Plot: Spectator Coincidence #4
  • Second Plot (variation of First Plot)
  • Third Plot: The Mental Power of Mind
  • Fourth Plot: Spectator Predicts
  • Fifth Plot: Air Mailed Prediction
Related to Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) d) The Royal Marriages production of Queens (Bill Simon's "The Mathemagician"), then Kings, before going into a marriage routine
Inspired by Apr. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 28)
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Leopold Figner Count-Down Marriage deck dealt into four piles, then named numbers are counted down, Queens are found on bottom of dealt packets and Kings right underneath
Inspired by
  • Leopold Figner routine from 1920s
Related to
Apr. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 28)
Bill Simon Acetimation estimation presentation, faro setting
1964 51
Old Hat: Scientific Explanation of a Toy article on the wind machine toy (aka Skidoo), reprint from Popular Mechanics (before 1920) and comments
Related to Nov. 1964
Ibidem (Issue 30)
Jack Avis All Fair Challenge Location divided deck and faro
Related to Nov. 1964
Ibidem (Issue 30)
Bill Simon Finish for Oil & Water 4&4, instant mix
Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
Mel Brown, Tom Harris, Robert Lund, John A. Beck, Charles Kalish, Paul Curry, Bill Simon Letter Column
Related to Dec. 1965
Ibidem (Issue 31)
Karl Fulves Babel Tommy Cooper, John Mulholland quote, Bill Simon tale, faro tricks
June 1966 40
Bruce Cervon, William P. Miesel, Bill Simon, Victor Marsh Etcetera
June 1966 41
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Ups and Downs
Inspired by 1967 213
Bill Simon Sleight of Mind travelling production combo with red Aces in one and black Aces in another packet
1967 239
Bill Simon, Harry Lorayne Deal & Duck eight cards removed below the table by performer and spectator, packet used to find Aces via deal & duck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1967 149
J. W. Sarles Jog Control card openly inserted from side
Related to May 1967 99
Bill Simon, J. W. Sarles Jog Control Variation
Related toAlso published here July 1967 110
Edward Marlo, Bill Simon Double Lift Substitutes - Third Method
Inspired by 1968 34
Edward Marlo, Bill Simon As an Ace Addition
Inspired by 1968 35
William P. Miesel Cards & Dice Ace to Four and four dice match up, Aces appear
Related to Mar. 1968
Epilogue (Issue 2)
Edward Marlo, Jerry Kogan, Bill Simon Neo-Piquant Glimpse
Winter 1969
Hierophant (Issue 2)
Bill Simon Block Slip Cut
Related toVariations 1970 130
Roy Johnson The Dunbury Delusion
Inspired by 1970 27
Frank Garcia Cut the Kings spectator deals in four piles, Kings on top, change to Aces
Related to 1972 23
Bill Simon, Frank Garcia Control Knockout card is produced on top via slip cut two times
Related to
  • "Slip Cut Effect" (Ed Marlo, The Gen, April 1956)
1972 45
Frank Garcia, Bill Simon Peekaboo Revelation peeked card between face up aces in deck
1972 71
Edward Marlo, Bill Simon To Set Up combination of two referenced Bill Simon effects
Inspired by June 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486
Related toVariations Jan. 1972 481
Frank Garcia, Bill Simon Super Subtle Shuffle no selection
1973 187
Edward Marlo Block Slip Cover Up Cut
Inspired by 1973 15
Gene Maze Shades Of Bill Simon six reds and six blacks
Variations 1973 43
Jerry Mentzer, Bill Simon Nearly a Triumph
1974 211
Jerry K. Hartman Over-reaction deck divided into four piles, shuffled together face up and face down, deck rights itself except for selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1974 25
Walt Lees, Edward Marlo, Derek Dingle, Frank Garcia The Perpetual Elevator Routine ten minute act
  • 1.) The First Elevator (based on "Penetration")
  • 2.) The Cold Elevator
  • 3.) Triumph Plus (see also "Super Subtle Shuffle")
  • 4.) The Small Packet All Backs (based on a Derek Dingle Routine)
  • 5.) Finale (Elevator again with card in pocket finish)
Inspired byRelated to Nov. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 3)
T. Nelson Downs, Bill Simon Impossible Card Location
1975 187
Edward Marlo The Tabled Block Slip Cut tabled, from two peeked at cards
Inspired by 1976 281
Bill Simon, Larry Jennings Business Card Prophecy Move
1976 4
Gerald Kosky Mystic Eyes name written on disk and sealed in pillbox, divined, Okito Box
Related to 1976
Magick (Issue 150)
Richard Kaufman Basic Method interlocked positions, showing backs and palms of the hands, several coins
Related to 1977 1
Stephen Minch Fan Steal
Related to 1977 39
Bob Farmer, Bill Simon Twisting, Turning, Extending and Otherwise Molesting the Aces card is stretched, then one by one reverses
May 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9)
Frederick Braue Dealing the Aces four aces found at numbers called for
Related to 1978 24
Martin Gardner Middle Deal Demonstration - Variation
Inspired byRelated to 1978 26
Marking a Position in a Card Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1978 63
Bill Simon Simon Card Control
Also published here 1978 48
Bert Fenn The Stapled Cards inspired by Bill Simon and John Scarne, one of two stapled cards changes place with selection
Inspired by 1979 179
Bill Simon Taps card is tapped through deck, one-handed
Related to 1979 52
Howard Schwarzman Night Riser black Aces on table, half deck on each, they rise to top of other packet, red Aces on bottom
  • Notes By Karl Fulves
Inspired byVariations 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 16)
Nick Trost ESP Duck or Deal four circles and four crosses are separated via down-under-deal
Inspired by 1979 6
Marking a Card in a Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1981 18
Bill Simon Airing The Strip-out finesse
Related to 1982 47
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
1982 16
Daryl Martinez, Paul Curry, Bill Simon Sleightly Touched unknown card reversed, magician locates card of same suit and value
Variations 1982 42
J. C. Doty Side Steal a la Doty covered, very similar to Simon's handling
Related toAlso published here 1982 7
Marking a Position in a Card Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1982 145