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To transforme anie one small thing into anie other forme by folding of paper Buddha papers, with paper or handkerchief, standard back-to-back paper method and ungaffed method
Related to 1584 187
How to deliver out foure aces, and to convert them into foure knaves four Aces shown on face of deck and placed on table one by one, they change into Jacks
Related to 1584 188
To Guess Four Cards thought of by Different Persons
Related toVariations 1876 53
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Wrapping Coin in Handkerchief fake wrapping, two methods
Related toAlso published here 1876 166
To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card from fan or during riffling with slight stop at step
Related to 1889 12
To make a Card thought of by one Person appear at such Number in the Pack as another Person shall choose card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, re-count
Related to 1889 85
To make a "False Shuffle" - Ninth Method top packet inserted in middle diagonally and stripped out again
Related to 1890 15
The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1890 27
Die behexten Würfel No. 8, holding three dice between thumb and first finger and letting center one drop, puzzle
Related to 1900 160
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase Grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 52
S. W. Erdnase The Diagonal Palm-Shift mention of top palm, bottom palm and multiple shift on page 141
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 137
Blind Shuffles, Retaining Entire Order. - First Method
Related toVariations 1902 159
Henri De Manche To Make a False Shuffle back and front throw, lift shuffle, three handlings
  • First Method of False Shuffle (top half)
  • Second Method False Shuffle (top and bottom stock)
  • Third Method False Shuffle (full deck)
Related toAlso published here 1902 51
Frank Kennard To Extract a Marked Coin from a Handkerchief Gypsy Switch handling
Related to 1902 159
John Nevil Maskelyne, Professor Hoffmann The Great Dictionary Trick word appears on arm
Related to 1903 490
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1909 77
Adrian Plate The Great Poker Trick "a particular favorite of Mr. Adrian Plate", new deck opened and shuffled, seven hands dealt and performer wins
Related toAlso published here 1909 128
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta's New Rising Cards three selections, card fountain finale
Related toVariations 1909 194
Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins on corners of handkerchief
Variations 1909 251
The Torn Bank Note with repeat
Related toVariations 1909 325
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Der forcierte Gedanke (Zweite Ausführung) card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card
Also published here 1910 82
Charles T. Jordan The Escape No. 12, card travels from rubber-banded half to other half, cards are secretly propelled to other half
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1919/1920 42
Charles T. Jordan The Single-Card Reverse No. 16
Related toAlso published here 1919/1920 50
Charles T. Jordan The Pack that Cuts Itself No. 19, rubber-banded deck cuts itself at selection, duplicate
VariationsAlso published here 1919/1920 56
Charles T. Jordan The Impossible Journey No. 20, selection comes to top in rubber-banded deck, executing classic pass with rubber banded deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1919/1920 58
Charles T. Jordan Leave it to the Aces No. 22, Aces pushed in deck, named Ace lies next to selection, using Diagonal Palm Shift
VariationsAlso published here 1919/1920 64
Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelope
VariationsAlso published here 1919/1920 70
Stanley Collins Bead Frame Color Force
Related to 1920 63
Charles T. Jordan The Demon Color Change No. 3, multiple consecutive changes, second and rear cards remain the same, using glued triple cards
VariationsAlso published here 1920 7
Charles T. Jordan Divino No. 5, deck dealt into two piles, card at position in one half remembered, deck pocketed, number named, card at that position is selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1920 11
Charles T. Jordan The Five Guesses No. 10, by asking five questions selection is found, sorting strategy with "can you see your card?"
VariationsAlso published here 1920 23
Charles T. Jordan The Impenetrable Stop Trick performer tells spectator to stop when before he deals selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects)
Charles T. Jordan The Unknown Leaper card at thought-of position transposes with unknown card or appears at same position in other packet
VariationsAlso published here 1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects)
Charles T. Jordan Double Cut Handling in-the-hands with side jog
Variations 1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects)
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor
Related toAlso published here 1922
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
Charles T. Jordan The 49-Card Trick twenty-one card trick with forty-nine cards
VariationsAlso published here 1922
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
Charles T. Jordan Diabolical Transposition two thought cards across with two decks, stacked, siamesa
VariationsAlso published here 1922
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack four cards
Related to 1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Fake Runn Up three Aces for four hands, fourth already set
VariationsAlso published here 1927/28 7
Theodore Annemann Nightmare Effects (Second Effect) spectator chooses card and seals it in an envelope without looking at it, another card selected with riffle peek, that card vanishes and is found in envelope
Variations 1928 1
Oswald Rae Simple Silk Sorcery chosen one of four different colored silks vanishes from paper cone and appears in desired envelope, with stand
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Simple Silk Sorcery" in "The Sphinx"
1930 57
Tom Sellers Double Date dates of two borrowed coins divined, dates written into grid on a paper by spectator
Variations 1931 8
T. Page Wright Location Aces at top and bottom of both halves, spectator shuffles, selects card, shuffles again, four Aces as keys
Related to 1933 13
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. Fricke
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1934
The Jinx (Issue 1)
Theodore Annemann A Card is Found Once More one-way backs
Related toVariations 1934 9
Theodore Annemann An Alternate Detection alternating one-way backs
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1934 11
Calvin Cole One of Those Things age and number (amount of change) are divined after calculation, might be "Calvert Cole" (see p. 61)
Also published here Jan. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 4)
Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometry
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
Amusing Dime Catch coin pressed on spectators forehead vanishes
Related to 1935 29
John Scarne The Scarney Thought Card spelled "John Scarney"
Related to Apr. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 19)
Audley Walsh The Audley Walsh Coincidence four cards selected turn out to be Aces, lost again and dealt in poker hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1936
The Jinx (Issue 21)
Audley Walsh Strip-Out Addition precursor handling
Variations June 1936
The Jinx (Issue 21)
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1936
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1936)
Stewart James Miraskill
Related toVariationsAlso published here Sep. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 24)
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 25)
Charles T. Jordan The Unknown Leaper card at thought-of position transposes with unknown card
Variations 1937 27
Jack Gwynne Gwynne's Speller every value is spelled out from full deck, stack
Related toVariations 1937 61
Theodore Annemann Remote Control odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face, red-blue sticky double backer
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Remote Control" (The Sphinx, July 1929, Max Holden's column, description without method)
1937 121
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair old new deck order (picture cards together, all others from Ace to Ten) deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer
VariationsAlso published here 1937 226
Charles T. Jordan Just the Reverse card chosen and replaced, deck cased and dumped out again so the spectator can check it, card turns over, stripper card held back and then deck replaced reversed
Related toAlso published here 1937 268
Charles T. Jordan Coincidentally with two decks with same back, secret exchange of deck provides duplicates of chosen cards
VariationsAlso published here 1937 286
Charles T. Jordan Impromptu Detection scratching a line across side of deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1937 307
Charles T. Jordan It's Up to You impromptu punching some key cards, spectator selects cards and cuts it back into the deck, then deals deck in several piles and performer finds card in pile with selection
VariationsAlso published here 1937 308
C. O. Williams The Card from the Pocket card at thought of position is remembered and found, lazy man
Related toVariations 1937 342
Joseph Ovette The Buddha Whispers "has one of these the same value?"
Variations 1937 350
James T. Deacy Just an Echo method to double write secretly on a prediction in envelope, confabulation
Related toAlso published here Feb. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 29)
Bertram Adams The Krazy Kode word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagrams
VariationsAlso published here Apr. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 31)
Norman Ashworth Before your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it, idea by Charles Nyquist on page 270
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1937
The Jinx (Issue 32)
Stewart James The Folk Test two names selected from list are predicted
Related to Aug. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 35)
Edward Victor "My Rope Trick" - An Original Cut and Restored Rope Routine three phases
Related toVariations 1937 84
Joe Berg Mistakes Will Happen card is lost face up in deck behind performer's back with a few more reversed cards for confusion, card should travel to pocket but wrong card travels, it changes into right card, riffle shuffle with key next to a reversed card
Variations 1937 6
Rupert Slater, John Northern Hilliard Mutus, Nomen, Dedit, Cocis pairs honestly shuffled and switched for duplicates in order ready for deal
Variations 1938 120
Ralph W. Hull The Three of Clubs card on table turns out to be any card named, different switches
Related toVariations 1938 327
Method No. 2. The Little Finger Rise
Related to 1938 392
Paul Curry Infallible Prediction free selection is predicted written on other card, deck of double facers, double backer, "Touch"
Variations 1938 442
Will De Sieve Two New Locator Cards - Coin Impression "Master Card Control", coin leaves circular impression
Related to 1938 478
Jontay Another "Ridge" Preparation ridge along line on picture card
Related toVariations 1938 479
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz, Arthur Finley The Ambitious Card with double backer
Related to 1938 481
William H. McCaffrey The Prize Winner
Related toVariations 1938 564
John Northern Hilliard IX. John Scarne Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro
Related to 1938 572
Dai Vernon The Short Change with the Long Green using glued bills
VariationsAlso published here 1938 779
Eugene Laurant The Sands of the Desert method of preparation
Variations 1938 865
Martin Gardner Through the Hank whole deck penetrates handkerchief except selection
Variations 1938
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38)
Martin Gardner An Easy Lesson
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38)
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream twelve cards repeated four times, fishing & multiple out for divination
Related toVariations Apr. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 43)
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Divination "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1938)
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 49)
Martin Gardner Watchistry spectator calculates number from hours on watch, divined by performer
Variations Dec. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 51)
Gordon R. McKenney Ace in Hole two selections in two halves appear at same position, out for lost card
Related to 1939
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39)
L. Vosburgh Lyons Last Chance
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 54)
L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 55)
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature three random names are spelled, selection found, automatic placement procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 64)
Stewart James (reviewer) Modern Magic Programs No. 7 by Joseph DunningerRelated to Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 70)
Henry Christ Mathematical Black Jacks black Jacks are located via counting
Related toVariations Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 72)
Louis Lam The El-El Bluff Force weird force in which card next to previous selection is forced
Variations 1939 9
Robert Parrish Picture Projection slate as mirror
VariationsAlso published here 1939 19
Oscar Weigle Dual Impulsion spectator finds performer's card and vice versa
Related to 1939 35
Purvis W. Miller Setting up Poker Hands with the Riffle Shuffle mentioning pre-established breaks
1. To Run up Three Cards in a Four-Handed Game of Poker
2. To Set Up Two Hands, Threes in Each Hand, in a Four Hand Game
Related toVariations 1939 21
Jules D'Hotel A New Top Card Production card pushed out and pivoted upwards behind deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 25
Theodore Annemann Stop selection is at thought-of position, continuous triples
Variations 1939 4
Charlie Miller Perfect Riffle Shuffle two methods
Related toVariations 1940 65
Retaining Top Stock
Related to 1940 71
Louis Zingone The Zingone Thumbnail Gauge cutting off packet of known number
Related toVariations 1940 114
Fred Black The Endless Belts
Related to 1940 147
Louis Zingone Reverse Supreme mental reverse, bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1940 344
Walter B. Gibson Double Reverse spectator's and performer's cards reverse
Related toVariationsAlso published here Jan. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 77)
Charles T. Jordan Forty-Nine 21 card trick with 49 cards and two dealing rounds, see also page 524 for idea to do it as telephone trick by Lloyd Jones
Related toAlso published here Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 78)
Theodore Annemann A Card in Hand card changes in spectator's hand, stabbing presentation, backdated for ten years
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 80)
Herb Runge Hidden Mystery two cards selected with dealing procedure, performer places another card next to them one by one
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 83)
Dr. Jacob Daley Second Card from the Top Slip Pass
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 85)
Charles Harris, Allan Lambie Secret of Satan coin in paper burned in ashtray on top of glass, it penetrates and falls into glass
Variations 1940
The Jinx (Issue 94)
Billy O'Connor Instanto cutting to any named card, gaffed deck
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 115)
Crocker Xkwizit! two hinged cards in deck to keep cards together while shuffled freely
Related toVariations 1940
The Jinx (Issue 117)
Bob Hummer Face Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 4
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Dream of a Hermit three decks, with spelling coincidence in third deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941
The Jinx (Issue 124)
Eddie Joseph Suspensamus bowl with rice suspends on knife
Related to 1941
The Jinx (Issue 129)
Stewart James Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 134)
Herbert Hood A Thought Out-Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked
VariationsAlso published here Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 136)
Vern Schoneck Cards Don't Lie card with question written on it is divined
Variations June 1941
The Jinx (Issue 141)
Otto Waldmann Evaporato "Coin that gets Around", marked coin vanishes from sealed glass, reappears into spectator's breast pocket
Variations Aug. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 146)
Dai Vernon "Topping The Deck"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941/49 7
Edward Marlo Double Vanish and Recovery two cards vanish from face of two halves when rubbed together, reappear in deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1942 8
Walter B. Gibson Pay Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phases
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 1)
Bruce Elliott, S. W. Erdnase The Expert at the Card Table stacking three Aces in a four hands game, modified Erdnase System, openly shown
Inspired byRelated to
  • corrections on p. 28
Apr. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 5)
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 May 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 8)
James F. Herpick Envelope Switch
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 17)
Louis Tannen Change, Please! bill into signed envelope, envelope is cut, bill vanishes and two coins fall out
Variations Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 20)
Theodore DeLand Cremation selection is burnt and a glass half filled with confetti is shown, the confetti vanishes and the selection is inside the glass
Variations Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 21)
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 Nov. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 22)
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz, Walter B. Gibson Betcha
  • boiling water in a paper bag
  • beer bet
  • coin bet / puzzle ("One is not a nickel")
Variations Dec. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 24)
Ken Crossen Elas-Trick two bands are apparently linked and unlink
Related toVariations Dec. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 25)
Eddie Joseph The Revolution rubber banded deck, card removed and put back, then it shoots out at right angle as in Impromptu Haunted Deck
Related to 1942 83
Bert Allerton A Close Fit optical illusion in which envelope seems to small to fit a playing card
Variations 1942 5
John Scarne John Scarne's Bill Change ungimmicked
Related to 1943 106
Paul LePaul Le Paul's Torn Bill bill torn in half, one half changes to half dollar, restored
Related to 1943 126
Dai Vernon Multiple Card Pass to top
  • To Bring the Aces to the Bottom of the Deck
  • To Reverse the Aces in the Center of the Deck
VariationsAlso published here 1943 192
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Dealing Thirds second deal & saliva
Related to 1943 28
Ultra Wacky cut and restored handkerchief, bluff
Related to Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 27)
Shaman Half-Head/Half-Tail Coin for rubbing-two-coins-together illusion
Related to Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 47)
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card idea by Fred Braue on page 214, see reference, for credit information see also "Informant" reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 48)
Bob Hummer Bob Hummer's Whirling Card
VariationsAlso published here 1943 2
Al Lasher In Your Hat coins displayed in the space between the hat band and the crown of the hat, one coin after the other is put under a handkerchief and vanishes
Variations Mar. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 57)
Dr. Kolma, Harlan Tarbell "Snooty Snake" signed or marked card appears at end of spring snake in can
Variations 1945 113
Joe Karson The Floating Queen card floats behind the fingers
Related to 1945 128
Sid Fleischman, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther The Impromptu Floating Card card floats over palm up hands
Variations 1945 63
Paul Curry Next! the selected card is found next to a card with the message "Your card will be next"
Related toAlso published here 1945 75
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ribbon Spread card is hidden, spectator and performer remove a card each from the face up deck, when all cards are removed the missing card is named, unorthodox clocking, as Rusduck
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 77)
Ronald B. Edwards Multifly coin tray with glued bills for close up
Variations June 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 86)
Jack Miller Dis-Cards spectator puts amount of cards on the table and removes some again, the rest is named by the performer
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 96)
Neal Elias No Gimmick Card Spread long spread, using perpendicular card
Related toVariations 1946 18
Warren Wiersbe Packet Prediction cards cut off top and bottom to show no key cards are in use
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1946 3
John Scarne Mystery B. C: Pickups picking up coins, which are flat on the table
Related to May 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 106)
Bert Allerton Bamboozle story presentation with bills
Variations 1947
Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Paul Curry Miscalled
Related toVariations Sep. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 135)
Charles T. Jordan A Wonderful Color Divination colors openly separated, red card placed in black packet by spectator is predicted, repeated, "Smoothly worked, this goes big.", added in 1947 reprint (instead of "Vanishing Court Card")
VariationsAlso published here 1947
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects)
Jean Hugard, Jack Olten Tilt a Ring ring wrapped in handkerchief, pencil placed under handkerchief penetrates it with ring without harming handkerchief
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 1947 365
A Poker Player's Picnic no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 16
The Tantalizer twenty-second position and packet dealing
Related toVariations 1948 112
George G. Kaplan Coin-Extraction Perfected two coins and a handkerchief
Variations 1948 251
Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methods
Related to 1948 197
Tony Lopilato Rope-Saver rope used to wrap a package
Related to 1948 321
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pendle with male/ female and a pendulum
VariationsAlso published here May 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 151)
Paul LePaul A Flourish And A Pass deck spreads itself between hands
Related toVariations 1949 35
Paul LePaul The Snap-Over Double-Lift
Related to 1949 73
Paul LePaul Covered Turnover under cover of half fanned pack
Related to 1949 187
Paul LePaul An Impromptu Rising Card Effect
Related toVariations 1949 190
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methods
Related toVariations Feb. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 170)
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady with three cards, see p. 781 for credit information by Sid Lorraine
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 193)
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)
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Prime Presentation two decks, one card is selected and both decks dealt until same card is found in other deck, card found at same position as mate of selection is named and its mate is not found in other deck but in envelope, repeated with written prediction inside card case
Related toVariations 1949 1
Dai Vernon The De Kolta Change sleeve rubbing cover, pips of card change to suit clothing
Variations 1950 450
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Tony Slydini, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Jay Marshall, Sid Loraine letter on Elusive Lady, Milbourne Christopher
Related to Jan. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 195)
John R. Boyko Strike Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Inspired by
  • "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
Oct. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 214)
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto No. 7, Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in between
Variations 1950 18
John Scarne, Joseph Prieto The Stapled Card No. 62, Card transposition with card stapled to a Joker
Variations 1950 110
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Related toVariations 1950 132
Howard Thurston, Oscar Weigle Dice Will Tell No. 109, selection found by roll of dice
Variations 1950 210
Ken Beale Beale's Baffler rubber band on cardboard penetrates string
Variations Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight with extra cards, false switches and the delight switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here Jan. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 220)
Bob Hummer Hummers Mathematical 3 Card Monte mathematical three card monte
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1951 1
Bill Simon Dope! card to wallet, off-beat, no-palm
Variations June 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 257)
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
Al Leech Ace Sandwich sandwiched card transposes with another card, happens in deck
Related toVariations 1953 6
Edward Marlo Bottop Change
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1953 35
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
Related toVariations 1953 58
Martin Gardner Poker Problem open drawing of cards, solution on p. 1104
Related to Feb. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 275)
Howard A. Adams Trilemma three phase routine
  • two mentally selected cards change places
  • two mentally selected cards end up in performer's pocket
  • five mentally selected cards are found
Variations May 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 280)
Al Honeycutt Honeycutt's Honeycutter Aces transpose with Kings, à la follow the leader
Related toVariationsAlso published here Sep. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 289)
Silk Through the Wrist
Related to 1954 277
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 Bowman Clipped clipped, two paperclips on folded bill link, see p. 56 for variation with three clips
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 310)
Audley Walsh Reflection manuscript on shiners
  • 1. The World Beater
  • 2.The Spy Glimmer
  • 3. The Little Slicker
  • 4. The Fade Away
  • 5. Big Way Shiner
  • 6. Holdout Glimmer
Related to 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 325)
John A. M. Howie Holed Out coin through smaller hole in paper
Variations Nov. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 333)
Howard A. Adams Casting the Future multiple cards prediction with two dice
VariationsAlso published here Dec. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 334)
Don Alan It Can't Be... three phase routine
  • Aces on table, spectator thinks of Ace, Ace pocketed, it's thought Ace, other aces are also
found in pocket, cards on table are indifferent cards
  • McDonalds Aces, spectator sits on fourth packet
  • four Aces in performers pocket change places with four indifferent cards in spectators pocket
Related to 1956 12
Fred Roner Roner Change as card is thumbed off deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1956 26
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Study in Stud system for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal
Related toVariations Sep. 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 4)
Francis Haxton The One Between two unknown selected cards are pushed back reversed in the deck, one card is found between , that matches in value and suit with other cards, composite card
Related to 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 345)
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Scrambled Straights straights, all hands, Gilbreath precursor (see Fulves' "When Psychics..." reference)
Related toVariations May 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 8)
Alex Elmsley Penny Plain performer brings card to special position corresponding with cut-off packet behind back, principle similar to Penelope Principle
VariationsAlso published here 1959 2
Tom Ransom You Did It!!! deck riffle shuffled once, dealt into two pile (one face up, one face down), one spectator follows the dealing of reds and blacks with the face-down pile and thus separates his cards
Inspired by
  • "Magnetic Colors" (Normal Gilbreath, Linking Ring)
Related to
Mar. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 16)
Martin Gardner Odd! Monty Hall discussion, bet with three cards
Variations Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
Nathan Mendelsohn Whilst Demonstrating to the Company A Game at Poker, To Deal the Cards in Such a Manner that a Card Known to be at one Position from the Top will, at the Performer’s Pleasure, Be Found at any other rules about dealing in piles, see page 34 for more information on author
Related to Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
Dai Vernon Transferring a Bottom Stock to the Top
Variations 1960 52
Karrell Fox "Hum-Bug" Prediction cardboard piece (with bug drawing on one side and prediction on other side) rides along as spread is flipped over on table
Related to 1960 7
Edward Marlo, Jerry Andrus To the Top - Deck Face Down similar to Panoramic Shift
Related toVariations 1961 44
Charlie Miller Block Upjog Addition and Switch
Related to 1961 47
Jerry Andrus The Panoramic Shift pivot action of in-jogged card with right thumb, heel of right hand or right fourth finger, also pivoting against left fingers instead of left thumb base
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1961