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The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
VariationsAlso published here 1890 More Magic 27
Ziska The Transposed Cards done with full deck, performer divines the number of cards put form one half to another
Related toVariations 1909 The Art of Magic 49
Dr. Jacob Daley The Ultra Slate Message
VariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 88
Business cards of various artists, Lloyd E. Jones, Gerald Kosky, Fred Keating, Eddie Clever, T. Nelson Downs and more
1936 The Jinx (Issue 19) 106
Dai Vernon The Five Card Mental Force
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 30
Walter B. Gibson Improved Super Memory apparently twenty selections and their positions are remembered
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
Ziska The Transposed Cards number of cut off cards is divined by value of a card, set-up
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 192
William H. McCaffrey The Jumping Match or Toothpick
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 830
Gerald Kosky "Nuts to You" card travels into walnut
Also published here 1938 The Jinx (Issue 44) 301
Gerald Kosky Swindle unsolvable puzzle is solved behind back
Also published here 1938 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 324
Gerald Kosky Predicto spectator shuffles and cuts into three piles, performer predicts third card in pile he will choose, bad outs
Also published here 1938 The Jinx (Issue 51) 356
Gerald Kosky An Easy Bottom Deal stud off the back
Variations 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 15
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator
Inspired byRelated to 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 40
Jack Vosburgh Pay Day coins distributed to envelopes with mathematical procedure, predicted, see page 746 for correction
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 The Jinx (Issue 128) 738
L. Vosburgh Lyons Call It A Puzzle six discs with a different sign on each side are thrown and turned over while spelling a word, then one disc is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden disc
Related toVariations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 29
Theodore Annemann, Professor Hoffmann It Goes Double deck cut in half, top card on one packet is looked at and tells the top card of the other heap, repeated several times, as a finale both cards are named
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Popper Upper match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it twice, match vanishes in the end
Related toVariations 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 176
Gerald Kosky "Nuts to You" card is selected and matching miniature card found in chosen in walnut
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 42
Gerald Kosky Touch-Me-Not finding hidden object, fake, code
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 242
Gerald Kosky Impromptu Daub
June 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 1) 54
Gerald Kosky The Biter Bit Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 74
Gerald Kosky Vanishing Aces aces to spectators pocket, duplicates
VariationsAlso published here 1945 My Best 144
Gerald Kosky Dollar Bill in Lemon one half of a bill is burnt, other half found in chosen lemon
Also published here 1945 My Best 252
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors
  • Theo. Annemann
  • Charles Arbuthnot
  • George E. Arrowsmith
  • Roger Barkann
  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Joseph L. Barnett
  • Raymond L. Beebe
  • Eugene Bernstein
  • J. B. Bobo
  • John N. Booth
  • Tom Bowyer
  • Vynn Boyar
  • Joan Brandon
  • Fred Braue
  • John Braun
  • Lu Brent
  • R. C. Buff
  • Clyde F. Cairy
  • Loring Campbell
  • Jack Chanin
  • Frank Chapman
  • Forest V. Chesbro
  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Eddie Clever
  • Stanley Collins
  • Mystic Craig
  • Thomas J. Crawford
  • John J. Crimmins, JR.
  • Paul J. Curry
  • Del Monte
  • Harry Dobrin
  • Ronald B. Edwards
  • Bruce Elliot
  • Professor El-Tab
  • Dr. E. G. Ervin
  • Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
  • Val Evans
  • "Hen" Fetsch
  • Thomas B. Fitzgerald
  • Dariel Fitzkee
  • Sid Fleischman
  • Joseph Harman Fries
  • Martin Gardner
  • Teral Garrett
  • Walter B. Gibson
  • Arnold L. Grubin
  • Nelson C. Hahne
  • Hathaway
  • Royal V. Heath
  • Charles H. Hopkins
  • Jean Hugard
  • Mark Jacobs
  • R. M. Jamison
  • F. H. Jeudevine
  • Maurice Kains
  • George G. Kaplan
  • George Karger
  • Joseph A. Karson
  • Wilbur Kattner
  • Gerald Lynton Kaufman
  • Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
  • The Great Kolar
  • Gerald Kosky
  • Abril Lamarque
  • William W. Larsen
  • Sid Lorraine
  • Art Lyle
  • L. Vosburgh Lyons
  • Richard F. Madden
  • Greer Marechal, JR.
  • George McAthy
  • William H. McCaffrey
  • Jack McMillen
  • Harry Mendoza
  • Orville Meyer
  • John W. Mifflin
  • Chester Morris
  • Paul Morris
  • Frederick Mosteller
  • Robert A. Nelson
  • C. A. George Newmann
  • Grady S. Nicholson
  • Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
  • Charles Walter Nyquist
  • Dell O'Dell
  • Tom Osborne
  • George Harrison Pittman
  • Julien J. Proskauer
  • Clayton Rawson
  • Ralph W. Read
  • Dolf Rudin
  • Herb Rungie
  • Ned Rutledge
  • James J. Sanders
  • Lucille Pierce Saxon
  • Sigmar - The Magician
  • Jerry Sorensen
  • Willard S. Smith
  • George Starke
  • Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
  • Harlan Tarbell
  • DR. Franklin Taylor
  • J. G. Thompson, JR.
  • Jack F. Trebel
  • M. Van Reese
  • Jack Vosburgh
  • Audley Valentine Walsh
  • Peter Warlock
  • Herman L. Weber
  • Bob Weill
  • William H. Wilson
  • Tommy Windsor
  • Howard H. Wise
  • Ed. Wolff
  • Michael F. Zens
1945 My Best 347
Mike Trent Okito Goes Mental billet in Okito Box
Related toAlso published here 1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 6
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill miraskill with matches
Related toAlso published here 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 581
Gerald Kosky The Boomerang Card card is apparently thrown and caught in the pack
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 15
Gerald Kosky Outwaited
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 187) 750
Paul Curry, Bill Woodfield Pocketed card to watch pocket, with reflex beginning
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 191) 764
Gerald Kosky Letter from Gerald Kosky to Bruce Elliott ideas on Pocketed
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 772
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Stanley Jaks, Audley Walsh, Lee Noble, Bobby Baxter, a card to pocket and a rainbow deck gag by Gerald Kosky
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 205) 821
Gerald Kosky The Plot's the Thing two plots and routine for murder game
Also published here 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 217) 867
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Senator Crandall, Gerald Kosky, Jacob Daley, Ken Beale
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 219) 877
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Magicol, Larry Becker, Gerald Kosky, Orson Welles, Leslie Barrie, Tommy Martin, Bill Nord
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 934
Gerald Kosky Color-I-Tus on perceiving reality, colored dots on a cards change, coin seems to be made from rubber
Inspired by
  • Nixon's Chinese Coin Mistery
Also published here
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 243) 970
Dr. William Weyeneth Tisch-Trick coin is pushed through a small slit in a card, from "Hokuspokus" magazine, see p. 997 for idea by Gerald Kosky
Variations 1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 247) 987
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Ed Stoddard, Sid Lorraine, Ralph Read, Knights of Magic, Dai Vernon, Dr. Braude, Gerald Kosky, Gershon Legman
1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 249) 997
Gerald Kosky Under-Hand Coin spectator puts some coins on the table and starts turning them over one by one then one coin is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden coin
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 260) 1039
Milton Tropp A Coin Tipp simplified version of Under-Hand Coin
Inspired by 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 264) 1055
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist thought-of card is spelled to
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1103
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Gerald Kosky, Friday Night Sodality, Martin Gardner, Peter Warlock
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 285) 1141
Gerald Kosky Lapelled coin produced under spectator's lapel, then it vanishes and is fairly produced from the same spot again
Also published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 291) 1164
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist without Cards twenty signed cards are returned later to correct persons, Gibson's Super Memory with business cards, see p. 1177 for corrections
Inspired byAlso published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1168
Bill Simon Psychic Okito Box Okito Box for billet reading or Q&A
Related to 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 10
Gerald Kosky Beans three beans are swallowed and brought back, then they travel from one hand to the other
Also published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 22
Gerald Kosky How Many? two in the hand one in the pocket with dice, involving blank and large die
Also published here 1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 69
Gerald Kosky Gerald Kosky's Prediction
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 216
Edward Marlo Bluff Ace Assembly
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 43
James G. Thompson Jr., Verne Chesbro, William H. McCaffrey, Gerald Kosky Strike One longer routine with matchbooks and matches, matchbook appears, match penetrates card, color of head change color, paddle routine, prediction of amount of matches and eventually matches transform into salt
Related toAlso published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 44
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge with faro shuffles or milk build shuffles
VariationsAlso published here 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Fantasies spectators get remembered hands again, poker and bridge deal
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 14
Gerald Kosky Poker Run-Up System no jogs, no breaks, no milk build shuffle
Also published here 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 4
Gerald Kosky Prayer for the Dead several spectators sit in a circle, one selects to be "dead", performer divines him
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 29
Gerald Kosky Total Prediction clever prediction of a sum on back of the card where numbers are written
1960 Magic of the Mind 11
Robert A. Nelson Gerald Kosky short bio on Gerald Kosky
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 54
Gerald Kosky En Rapport Psychic Thought deck with names of famous people, selected name is found on named number and was predicted earlier
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 54
Gerald Kosky Impromptu Card Rise Gimmik not impromptu
Also published here 1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 241
Gerald Kosky Three and Four Alike intro for Three Card Monte, all cards are the same then all different
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 355) 248
Gerald Kosky Double-Cut Poker Run-Up
Also published here 1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 339
Ernest W. Brady The Shiekh's Bequest mathematical problem, camels divided to sons, illustrated with cards
VariationsAlso published here 1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 382) 357
Gerald Kosky Mystery Magazine Test
Also published here 1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 7
Gerald Kosky Vernon's F.C.M.F. outs for the Five Card Mental Force
Inspired byAlso published here 1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 386) 371
Gerald Kosky Authors cards with famous authors on them, spelling, author is divined
Also published here 1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 393) 401
Gerald Kosky Koin Kwickie coin appears
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 404
Gerald Kosky Penny-Thru two effects with steel pennies and postcard with magnet, coin to glass and coin assembly
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 12
Gerald Kosky "You Get It"
Also published here 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 235
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch no credit
1967 The Best of Benzais 58
Gerald Kosky The Spirit Writes writing appears on blank and marked card, using mechanical Card Box
Also published here 1969 HEX! 91
Gerald Kosky The Magic Ring ring and three colored stones, variation of two in the hand, one in the pocket, as a climax the ring has three stones set in it
Also published here 1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 283
Will Ayling The Story Teller oriental story
Inspired byVariations 1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 289
Gerald Kosky Dupli Pad special design of impression device
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 112
Allan Ackerman Minuscule Deck prediction with deck vanish (and optional reproduction)
Inspired by
  • Gerald Kosky routine from Talisman, Nov. 1970
Variations
1971 The Esoterist 8
Gerald Kosky Transpose & Follow
1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 84
Gerald Kosky To Believe in the Unbelievable peeked card ends up in performer's pocket, then spectator plays part of magician and performer's card ends up in spectator's pocket
1971 Magick (Issue 17) 81
Gerald Kosky Up in Flames several pieces of paper, marked "fire proof" and one "up in flames", that paper burns when touched with a match
Also published here 1971 Magick (Issue 34) 168
Gerald Kosky Tele-Mental five cards on table, thought of card starts to move
Inspired byAlso published here 1971 Magick (Issue 35) 172
Gerald Kosky Mental Thought Pin-Up Girls blank cards, pin up girls appear
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 91
Gerald Kosky Oriental "Decoder" Prediction three cards
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 93
Gerald Kosky Coincidence ?? rough smooth
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 63
Reinhard Müller 3-Card Catch selection is found via Three Card Catch, two methods
Related toVariations 1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 112
Gerald Kosky Travel Agent cards with names of cities, spectators chose and sign them, performer allocates them correctly
Also published here 1972 Magick (Issue 53) 261
Gerald Kosky Tattle-Tale
Also published here 1972 The Living End 89
Gerald Kosky Extra Spice Kosky Switch
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 186
Gerald Kosky 3-Card Catch selection is found via Three-Card Catch, simplified procedure
Inspired by 1973 Epilogue (Issue 17) 156
Gerald Kosky Yore Finder two key cards and optional fishing, credit correction on page 65
Related to 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Gerald Kosky Fishing Notes
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Jay Ose, Gerald Kosky Your Favorite Ace named Ace produced with four different procedures, jukebox
Apr. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 613
Gerald Kosky Tel-A-Prediction person on phone names number from one to fifty-two, card is predicted
1973 Magick (Issue 68) 337
Gerald Kosky The Bold One single card prediction on paper
1973 Magick (Issue 85) 423
Gerald Kosky On My Mind card ends up at impossible location, Himber wallet
Inspired by 1973 Magick (Issue 87) 431
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Vic Perry, Gerald Kosky, Nathan Stark
1974 Magick (Issue 105) 524
Gerald Kosky Contact Mindreading Made Easy method learned by Ari De Leone
1974 Magick (Issue 107) 535
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
July 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 133
Scotty York Han Ping Chien Again two phases, with three silver and three copper coins, see also Gerald Kosky's "Penetrating Coin" in "The Gen" (vol. 10 no. 11)
1975 Coins 21
Stewart Judah No-Clue Locator
Inspired by
  • "No Clue Card Miracle" (Gerald Kosky)
Also published here
Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 855
Gerald Kosky Jaysonism 2 based in a Eddie Joseph trick, thought of number to select card, cards dealt from top to bottom and performer stops at correct card
Also published here 1975 Magick (Issue 122) 609
Gerald Kosky Strike Out! using only one spectator, list
1975 Magick (Issue 130) 648
Gerald Kosky Dedication
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 7
Gerald Kosky Card Change double held in right hand, card stolen by left hand holding the deck while doing an upward movement
Related to 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 19
Gerald Kosky Computerized Deck card remains after multiple anti-faros
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 21
Gerald Kosky Computer Card Riser with houlette
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 24
Gerald Kosky Kosky's Invisible Card Change "or Card Photography by Magic", Kosky Switch in context of short routine
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 26
Gerald Kosky "No Clue" automatic placement to any position in the deck, some cards cut and card at position remembered while back is turned, spectator then deals cards face-up until performer stops
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 28
Gerald Kosky A Blue Prediction spectator selects only card with blue back, cross sum force
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 29
Gerald Kosky To Believe in the Unbelievable card appears inside performer's jacket pocket, repeated with performer as magician, card appears inside his inside pocket
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 30
Gerald Kosky The Second Deal
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 33
Gerald Kosky Spin-Away Card Deal little finger shot
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 36
Gerald Kosky Fancy One-Hand Deal thumb shot
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 37
Gerald Kosky Blanks, Backs, Faces printing of nine blank cards
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 38
Gerald Kosky "Tattle-Tale" several spectator select a card, cards placed inside spectators pockets and when "Tattle-Tale" card is placed inside those pockets, performer is able to name the selections
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 40
Gerald Kosky The Bitter Bit - An Effective "Out" performer is placing known card next to thought of card, as out for question "What card am I thinking of?"
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 41
Gerald Kosky "A Good Card Gag" finding two cards which add up to selection
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 42
Gerald Kosky Card Gag card is seen attached to wrong card, both add up to value of selection
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 43
Gerald Kosky Psychic Touch two decks, same cards are found
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 44
Gerald Kosky Applause Card Disclosure card jumps out of tabled deck when hands are clapped, air pressure
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 45
Gerald Kosky Impromptu Card Rise Gimmick strip glued on back of a card
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 46
Gerald Kosky X-Change double held in right hand, card stolen by left hand holding the deck while doing an upward movement
Related to 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 47
Gerald Kosky Kings & Deuces two Kings transpose with two Deuces at once
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 49
Gerald Kosky Floating Asrah Card card floats in front of hand, ring as convincer
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 51
Gerald Kosky Fan-See Card Exchange card outjogged in fan transforms in other card
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 52
Gerald Kosky The Mark of Cards fully edge-marked deck, Bee cards
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 54
Gerald Kosky Presto spectator cuts deck and remembers card, then four piles are dealt and spectator looks for pile with his card, word is spelled to find selection
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 56
Gerald Kosky Predicto three piles are made, third card from top is predicted of chosen pile, with out
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 57
Gerald Kosky Three and Four Alike three and four cards alike, turnover and placing on bottom of packet
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 58
Gerald Kosky "You Get It" spectator removes selection from deck, in his pocket
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 59
Gerald Kosky Transpose & Follow four Aces changes to Kings one by one, followed b y a Follow the Leader sequence
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 61
Gerald Kosky More of the Pocket Princess four cards removed from pocket change into Queens as kicker
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 63
Gerald Kosky Coincidence two decks, spectator and performer place decks behind backs and turn one card over
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 65
Gerald Kosky Vanish and Recovery selection is turned over in the deck and vanishes, reappearance at named number
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 66
Gerald Kosky Subtlety performer stops at selectio
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 67
Gerald Kosky Jack Spade and the F.B.I. story trick, card sandwiched between tow face down cards in the deck, travels between to face-up Aces, as a climax deck vanishes
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 68
Gerald Kosky 21 Plus or Minus
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 69
Gerald Kosky Vernon's F.C.M.F. out for Five Card Mental Force
Inspired byAlso published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 71
Gerald Kosky Ne Exchange 'You Do As I Do' using a riffle force
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 72
Gerald Kosky "Brain-Wave for Experts"
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 73
Gerald Kosky The Never Failing Card card appears face up which leads to selection
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 75
Gerald Kosky The Obedient Joker Joker with different back is placed in the deck, card turns over and is found next to selection
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 76
Gerald Kosky Kosky's Control handling after spectator peek
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 77
Gerald Kosky Any Card Spell
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 78
Gerald Kosky Psychic Spell card is selected by riffling through the deck, two short cards
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 80
Gerald Kosky I Spell Your Card card is selected by riffling through the deck, two short cards
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 81
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist six cards set-up
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 82
Gerald Kosky Poker Run-Up System two, three or four card stack four four to seven players, overhand shuffle
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 85
Gerald Kosky Joker's Wild! five hands are dealt and performer removes five Jokers from wallet, everybody can swap a card with a joker, performer ends up with winning hand, Himber wallet
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 86
Gerald Kosky Double-Cut Poker Run-Up stacking four Kings for five hands, using double undercut
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 87
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge hands with NDO and faro shuffles
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 88
Gerald Kosky Topsy-Turvy Cutting of Aces Aces cut from a deck shuffled face up into face down
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 90
Gerald Kosky One At a Time Aces same external structure as Marlo's Bluff Ace Assembly
Related to 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 92
Gerald Kosky Vanishing Aces aces to spectators pocket, duplicates
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 94
Gerald Kosky, Jay Ose Your Favorite Ace named Ace is found
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 96
Gerald Kosky Kosky's Coin Vanish coin placed on outstretched and vertical palm, held with thumb of other hand
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 98
Gerald Kosky Another Coin Vanish dropping coin in outside pocket, choreography
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 99
Gerald Kosky The Hop Ping Koyne Trick Han Ping Chien with two coins, brief routine
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 100
Gerald Kosky Fake Han Ping Chein coins through table, using extra coins
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 102
Gerald Kosky Coin of the Realm two in the hand one in the pocket, Silver coin climax
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 104
Gerald Kosky How to Make Change coin changes to small purse containing coins with same amount, catapult sleeving
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 105
Gerald Kosky Penetrating Coins three pennies and three crowns assemble in one hand, through table type
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 106
Gerald Kosky, Jack Vosburgh The Plot's The Thing Instruction game, divination of removed items or murder
  • Plot #1... The Big Robbery
  • Plot #2... It's Murder
Inspired byAlso published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 110
Gerald Kosky Authors using Authors game cards, chosen author can be spelled
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 114
Gerald Kosky Calling Cards name written on one of a handful of business cards, cards are turned over and spectator mentally spells name while performer taps cards, spectator stops at last letter and ends up on card with name on it
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 116
Gerald Kosky Torn Billet sticking center piece on shirt sleeve
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 118
Gerald Kosky "The Total Is!" eight disks with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers covered
Inspired by 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 119
Gerald Kosky Crime Detector several jobs are correctly assigned, Pseudo Psychometry with murder game plot
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 122
Gerald Kosky Match Folder Gimac matchbook to switch small objects
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 124
Gerald Kosky The Sub - Conscious
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 125
Gerald Kosky A Few Psychometry Ideas
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 127
Gerald Kosky The Medium Knows coding card to medium using pips of a ten
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 129
Gerald Kosky Question of Charms back-count force with charm bracelet
Inspired by 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 130
Gerald Kosky To Lie or, Tell the Truth? four rings in a box, two are removed and by asking one question performer knows which rings are selected, one has to lie
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 131
Gerald Kosky Tele-Mental one of five thought of card starts to move by itself
Inspired byAlso published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 133
Gerald Kosky Travel divination of chosen ships and cost of travel using charts and three spectators
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 134
Gerald Kosky Travel Agent cards with names of travel destinations, people write their names under it and tear cards in halves, performer takes parts with the names and can allocate the correct destinations
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 137
Gerald Kosky Mentalist Question Cards spectators gets stack of cards with questions, selected question is divined
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 139
Gerald Kosky, Walter B. Gibson Tricky Mentalist - Without Cards apparently twenty selections and their positions are remembered, using business cards and words
Inspired by 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 142
Gerald Kosky Psychic Memory calculator cards / age cards, using four cards and fifteen randomly named objects
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 143
Gerald Kosky The Dual Surprise with "this is it" written on face, and different colored back
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 145
Gerald Kosky "I Predict" names of horses are named and written on ten blank cards, chosen one is predicted
Inspired by
  • Gerald Kosky's "Pieces of Ten" in "Genii", 1947.
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 148
Gerald Kosky Total Prediction add-a-number prediction, prediction written on back of card where numbers are added
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 150
Gerald Kosky Offbeat Prediction cards are cut face-up and face-down, prediction of two cards
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 152
Gerald Kosky The Perfect Prediction disguised method to force a forcing card of a Svengali deck
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 154
Gerald Kosky Another Prediction cut deeper Force, all cards are face-down but one
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 155
Gerald Kosky Four Messages six blank cards, display to hide four messages
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 157
Gerald Kosky Impromptu Ultra Spirit Message using business cards
Inspired by 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 159
Gerald Kosky Surprise Prediction prediction on slip of paper
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 160
Gerald Kosky Jaysonism Plus based in a Eddie Joseph trick, thought of number to select card, cards dealt from top to bottom and performer stops at correct card
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 161
Gerald Kosky Silent E.S.P. Test charts with names, spectator looks at a name and performer divines it, location method
Inspired by
  • a routine (?) by Tom Seller's in "The Gen".
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 163
Gerald Kosky Touch E.S.P. divining reversed ESP card behind back
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 165
Gerald Kosky E.S.P. cards placed inside envelopes are divined
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 166
Gerald Kosky Easy Magazine Test forcing a number using stapled magazine
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 169
Gerald Kosky 1089 - Plus using a variation of the 1089-force for a book test
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 170
Gerald Kosky Mystery Magazine - Book Test using mystery magazines
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 171
Gerald Kosky Book Test A La Kosky six books, duplicates with different cover ruse
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 173
Gerald Kosky The Dream prediction of chosen pile, chosen word and relation of black cards in a pile to red cards in another pile
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 174
Gerald Kosky Strike-Out card with five diseases written on it is handed to spectator, one is selected and card placed inside envelope, name of disease vanishes
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 177
Gerald Kosky Tape Recorder Prediction prediction on tape of a number, a card and the relation between black and red objects (Miraskill)
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 179
Gerald Kosky Up In Flames five pieces of paper, spectator selects one and writes "Up in flames" on it, when touched by match its the only one that burns
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 183
Gerald Kosky The Spirit Writes writing appears on card with famous person on it, Hypnotic card box
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 184
Gerald Kosky Over-The-Phone - Basic Code magazine test with medium on telephone
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 186
Gerald Kosky Comprehensive Telephone Code counting method
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 189
Gerald Kosky Telephone Telepathy
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 191
Gerald Kosky Telepathy Made Easy assistant in other room while card is selected
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 191
Gerald Kosky Phone-Ey Intuition person is called during show to name a number, predicted card is found at that position
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 192
Gerald Kosky Piff-Paff-Poof Variation
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 193
Gerald Kosky Mass Hypnotism pseudo hypnotism act, audience is apparently hypnotised, things written on slates are different, scarfs are not knotted and cards are different then remembered
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 194
Gerald Kosky Sholim Ali Kim mathematical problem, camels divided to sons, using jewels
Inspired by 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 196
Gerald Kosky Cassette Speaking instruction and divination on cassette
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 198
Gerald Kosky Super Money Passbook check changes to money, using switching folder / Jacob's Ladder
  • Instructions for Making the Folder
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 201
Gerald Kosky I Like Girls! variation of the Marconick Die, different numbers from die can be shown then card is opened to show domino and pin up girl, movable spots
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 204
Gerald Kosky Thanks to John Hamilton pile of blank cards, two words written on two cards and cards shuffled, spectator cuts deck behind back and cards with written words end up in same position
Inspired by
  • John Hamilton's "A Mini Miracle" in "The Linking Ring", October 1965.
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 207
Gerald Kosky Calendar Magic Square natural magic squares using a calendar, 3x3
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 209
Gerald Kosky How Many? Two in the hand with three dice, one blank die as climax
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 211
Gerald Kosky Beans three beans are eaten and reproduced from mouth, then vanish and appear again
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 214
Gerald Kosky My Name's Mine stack of business cards, one signed by spectator changes places with one signed by performer
Related to 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 215
Gerald Kosky "Nuts to You" miniature card found in walnut
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 216
Gerald Kosky Color-I-Tus colors appear on blank cards and vanish again, coin appears to be bendable
Inspired by
  • Nixon's "Chinese Coin Mystery"
Also published here
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 218
Gerald Kosky Gypsy Ring Two in the Hand using a ring and three different jewels, as a climax jewels are on ring
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 221
Gerald Kosky The Cat's Meow card with picture on cat, cat meows to answer question and revealing selection
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 226
Gerald Kosky The Lucky Key using a Himber wallet
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 227
Gerald Kosky Swindle trick with ring on block puzzle, impossible object
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 229
Gerald Kosky Fair Exchange stack of business cards, one signed by spectator changes places with one signed by performer
Related to 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 230
Gerald Kosky Impromptu Magnetic Cup magnet in aluminium foil, cover for glass
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 233
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill Miraskill using matches with different colored heads
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 234
Gerald Kosky Dollar Bill in Lemon dollar bill torn in half, half travels into lemon
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 238
Gerald Kosky "I've Got Your Number!" numbers written on paper, psychological force of one
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 240
Gerald Kosky Constant Zodiac stack of zodiac cards is cut, four people take 12 cards and all have every Zodiac without duplicate
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 241
Gerald Kosky The Great Substituion bill under handkerchief transposes with bill inside bill tube
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 242
Gerald Kosky Novel Production silks, flags etc. produced from newspaper
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 245
Gerald Kosky Applause Production
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 106
Gerald Kosky Automatic Placement Handling no-touch
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 76
Gerald Kosky Mystic Eyes name written on disk and sealed in pillbox, divined, Okito Box
Related to 1976 Magick (Issue 150) 747
Gerald Kosky, Eddie Joseph ESP Mind Warp deck of ESP cards, two spectator cut a number of cards and count them secretly, then they remember the symbol at their number, which are the same
1977 Magick (Issue 178) 887
Gerald Kosky PSI-brations ESP deck
1977 Magick (Issue 180) 899
Gerald Kosky PSI-Stebbins three spectator select a ABC card and seal it in an envelope, Alphabet Stebbins
1977 Magick (Issue 189) 943
Gerald Kosky To Tell The Truth? performer finds out who of two people has an object by asking one question
Variations June 1978 Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 6) 61
Shigeo Futagawa Gerald Kosky short biography
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 194
Fred Robinson Oasis on Robert List, Barrie Richardson, Jim Zachary, Fr. Cyprian, Hank Moorhouse, Rick Johnsson, Gerald Kosky, Maro, Ken Brooke, John Fisher, Johnny Paul
Apr. 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 561
Gerald Kosky Computer Discovery card remains after multiple anti-faros
Related toAlso published here Aug. 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 612
Gerald Kosky Three Wheeling spectator's card changes into indifferent card and back
1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 36
Gerald Kosky Sniff code
1978 Magick (Issue 196) 978
Gerald Kosky Imagery several objects are hidden by spectators, performer finds them and brings them back to the owners
1978 Magick (Issue 202) 1008
Sam Rosenfeld Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apr. 1979 Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 4) 190
Gerald Kosky How Many? dice routine
VariationsAlso published here 1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Gerald Kosky The Magic Ring ring and three different colored stones, "two in the hands..." routine, stones in ring as finale
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 21
Gerald Kosky Glide Out Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here 1979 Inside Outs 11
Gerald Kosky Sandwich Switch credited to Ken Krenzel
1980 The Command Performance — Premier Issue 12
Bob Hummer Hummer's Poker Chip Baffle six poker chips with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers covered, for credit information see 2022 Bob Farmer reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 4
Bob Hummer The 'Snappy' Thirteen Cent Trick two nickels and three pennies, spectator can turn one sort of coins over while performer's back is turned, revelation of which coins are turned over
Related toAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 15
Gerald Kosky Ein ESP Test im Stillen two cards with list of names, two thought of and divined
Inspired by
  • Tom Sellers effect from The Gen, based on a Bob Hummer principle
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 18 No. 12, 1960
Nov. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 3) 96
Gerald Kosky Picture Perfect divination of selected postcard, abc stack
1981 Magick (Issue 278) 1389
Gerald Kosky Scorpio Rising 24 index cards, two are selected and marked, cards are in clock layout and both end up at same number
1981 Magick (Issue 283) 1413
Gerald Kosky Münzenproduktion coin produced under spectator's lapel, then it vanishes and is fairly produced from the same spot again
Also published here June 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2) 76
Gerald Kosky Funny Cut & Funny Pass strange false cut
Mar. 1982 Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 3) 607
Gerald Kosky Invisible Card Change
Aug. 1983 Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 2) 70
Tom Ogden, Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch Variation
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 77
Gerald Kosky Thinking Ahead prediction of two cards
Apr. 1986 Magick (Issue 368) 1839
Gerald Kosky Star Gazing photograph placed inside envelope is divined
Oct. 1986 Magick (Issue 379) 1893
Gerald Kosky The Kosky Switch
Feb. 1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 1) 5
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the P.E.A., the passing of Gerald Kosky
May 1987 Magick (Issue 389) 1944
Rafael Benatar El Cambio de Clark Kent apparently free-handed, also secret switch
Related toAlso published here 1989 Cartas Certificadas 107
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
1989 German Card Top Twenties 52
Gerald Kosky Sandwich Switch credited to Ken Krenzel
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 127
James G. Thompson Jr. Streichholzereien longer routine with matchbooks and matches, matchbook appears, match penetrates card, color of head change color, paddle routine, prediction of amount of matches and eventually matches transform into salt
Also published here Dec. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 4&5) 156
Edward Marlo, Gerald Kosky Burn-Surviving Switchout
Related to
  • Inside Out V (Justin Higham)
1992 Card Finesse II 43
Gerald Kosky Vanishing Aces aces to spectators pocket, duplicates, translation
VariationsAlso published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 156
Gerald Kosky Applause Card Disclosure card jumps out of tabled deck when hands are clapped, air pressure
1993 By Forces Unseen 11
Utz Napierala Kartenmagie und Kabbalistik
Inspired by
  • Gerald Kosky effect with blank cards, 1967
1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 4&5) 159
Bruce Cervon A Tinge of Color
Related toVariations 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 146
Gerald Kosky Face-Up Ace Cutting
Inspired by 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 152
Gerald Kosky Mein Name gehört mir! two business cards signed by spectator and performer transpose
1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1) 23
Gene Gordon Three Dice Monte routine with two white dice and one red die, traveling and transformations, large red die finale (or vanish)
Inspired by Jan. 1998 Onyx (Issue 2) 5
Barrie Richardson Truth to Tell one hand is a liar and one tells the truth
Inspired by 1999 Theater of the Mind 111
Gerald Kosky The Kosky Switch sandwiched card is switched for top card of the deck, credit information
2000 Card College — Volume 4 951
Gerald Kosky Empty Kosky Switch to unload a card
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 103
Gerald Kosky Koskycardchangethinks
2000 Son of Simon Says! 90
Gerald Kosky Der trickhafte Mentalist twenty business cards with numbers and words are returned later to correct persons
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 148
Gerald Kosky Wieviele? two in the hand one in the pocket with dice, involving blank and large die
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 1) 33
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 117
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 17
Davide Costi The Trick I changed for Gerald Kosky
2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 89
Gerald Kosky Kosky Invisible Card Change
2004 Random Acts of Magic 152
Pit Hartling The Core named card remains after reverse-faro procedure until single card remains
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 166
Joshua Jay To Tell The Truth II two cards are removed from (stacked) deck and divined with liar/truthteller presentation
Inspired by 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 412
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 148
Justin Higham Tilted Fake Removal pretend to take card from center of deck, actually take bottom card
Inspired byAlso published here 2008 Dexterity Manual 23
Arturo de Ascanio Aces Vergas Style Aces to spectators pocket, duplicates
Inspired by 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 289
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch Handling
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 84
Jesús Etcheverry Capitulo sexto: Juegos con habilidad, cuarto bloque Notes on tricks Ascanio performed, tricks using sleight of hand
  • Agua y aceite (mio)
  • Antiguo Triumph (Vernon)
  • Ases Transposition
  • Three Queens Monte (Simon)
  • Four Aces Bang! (Pollock - Kaps)
  • In One Shuffle (Marlo)
  • 4 Ases "al tiempo" (Expert Card Technique)
  • 1-2-3 (Vernon)
  • Bolsillo Transposition (Gerald Kosky)
  • Homing Card (Carlyle)
  • A través del pañuelo (Cy Endfield)
  • Ace-Eight-Ace (Marlo)
  • Sandwich (Leech)
  • Peek Superlimpio (para magos)
  • 3 más 6 igual a 9
  • Transformación al atravesar la baraja (Kaps)
2015 Recordando a Arturo 161
Jesús Etcheverry Capitulo octavo: Rutinas, primer bloque Notes on tricks Ascanio performed, routines
  • Rutina con dos barajas
  • Chamele Aces (Roy Walton)
  • Penetration of Thought (Vernon)
  • No da Vd. ni una
  • Aces Transposition (triple lift)
  • Bolsillo Transposition (Gerald Kosky)
  • Cinco rojas, una azul (Paul LePaul)
  • Haga como yo
  • Dai Vernon (Greater Magic)
  • Peek
  • Cuádruple coincidencia
  • Los dados mandan y las cartas obedecen
  • Sube-baja (Daley)
  • Bill Simon
  • (m. Moroso)
2015 Recordando a Arturo 195
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
July 2021 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Special Chicago Issue #1) 13
Bob Farmer Inspired By Hummer list of effects using the Hummer Addition/Subtraction Principle
  • The Total Is! 1976 (The Magic of Gerald Kosky)
  • The New Math Miracle 1978 (Larry Becker, World of Super Mentalism)
  • Numeral-oh-gee 1979 (Amazing Randi, Apocalypse)
  • Stunumbers 1983 (Shigeo Futagawa, Self-Working Number Magic)
  • Stargazer 1986 (David Britland, Psychomancy)
  • Prediction 1991 (Shigeo Futagawa)
  • A Sense Of Freedom 1992 (Peter Duffie, Ulterior Motifs)
  • Numb...bers 1994 (Peter Duffie, Cards In Principle)
  • Bird Watcher 1997 (Tenyo)
  • Card Conspiracy 2003 (Peter Duffie, Robert Robertson)
  • Speed Dating 2011 (Michael Weber, Tim Trono)
  • Real Secrets Jelly Bean Estimator 2012 (Michael Weber, Tim Trono)
  • Lotto Envelopes 2012 (Michał Kociołek)
  • Papa’s Theatre 2013 (Gaëtan Bloom, Full Bloom Volume One)
  • Doubling Down 2015 (Steve Beam, Semi-Auotomatic Card Tricks Vol. 9)
  • Card At Any Sum 2017 (Ryan Schlutz, False Anchors)
  • Lucky You 2019 (Michał Kociołek, Plots & Methods)
  • Flat Dice 2019 (Michael Breggar)
  • RNG 2020 (Ryan Schlutz, False Anchors Volume Four)
2022 Hummer's Odyssey 44