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Stanley Collins A New Ropes and Rings Experiment similar to Grandmother's Necklace, with jacket, ropes and rings
Related to 1915 84
Charles T. Jordan The Spirit Mathematician No. 2, half deck in performer's pocket, card with same suit and cards who add up to same domination as selection are produced, binary (Ace, Two, Four, Eight)
Related toVariations 1920 5
Stewart James The Simplicity Four Ace Trick
Related toAlso published here 1933 6
Stewart James Miraskill
Related toVariationsAlso published here Sep. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 24)
147
Stewart James The Candy King Miraskill with candies
Variations Sep. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 24)
151
Stewart James Numismatigic coin divination behind back, magnetism
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 25)
157
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust
VariationsAlso published here 1937 34
Lu Brent U Find Your Card
VariationsAlso published here 1937 34
Henry Christ The Perfect Force double backer, 203rd force
Variations 1937 128
Stewart James Miraskill reprinted from Jinx
1937 330
Stewart James Simplicity Four Ace Trick
Also published here 1937 355
Stewart James The Folk Test two names selected from list are predicted
Related to Aug. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 35)
236
Mahendra The Miracle Divination - The Problem of the Three Coins three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them
Variations 1938 128
U. F. Grant U-Do-It Ace Trick spectator loses Aces and deals out four hands to find them again, no-touch by magician (telephone trick?)
VariationsAlso published here 1938 349
Stewart James The Four Aces a bit convoluted
VariationsAlso published here 1938 355
Stewart James Queer Quest three cards found
Related to Aug. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 47)
331
Stewart James Deck Digit Dial and Devil different procedure
Sep. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 48)
337
Robert Brethen Known Before card on both sides predicted
Variations July 1939
The Jinx (Issue 58)
419
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishes
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 69)
471
Stewart James (reviewer) Modern Magic Programs No. 7 by Joseph DunningerRelated to Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 70)
478
L. Vosburgh Lyons The Knickel of Kanadah coin divination, magnetism
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 72)
486
The Drop Move top ring moves to bottom of chain
Related to 1939 99
Stewart James Pin Divination orientation of pin in closed container divined
Also published here Jan. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 75)
498
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 1. number and color predicted in ball of wool
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 98)
601
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 2. name of selected card appears on tissue paper (via Tarbell's "Phanteario")
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 98)
602
L. Vosburgh Lyons Fourth Dimensional Sewing
Inspired by July 1940
The Jinx (Issue 100)
611
Stewart James Further Than That production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuff
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 134)
765
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)
766
Stewart James Sleightly Off threaded ping pong ball is removed underneath cloth
Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 134)
767
Stewart James, Theodore Annemann The Waiting Place for Unborn Thoughts spectator forms word with alphabet cards, performer knows it, three phases/methods
Also published here Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 134)
767
L. Vosburgh Lyons The New Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
Inspired byAlso published here Sep. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 148)
824
Harry Bertall Présentation inédite de la Cabine Spirite sans médium small spirit cabinet without medium, balloon blows up, rings separate etc.
Related to Nov. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 11)
5
Stewart James Sefalaljia Jr. ring on string bit with safety pin from "Sefalaljia", under handkerchief
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 21)
89
Gerber Thrice Right thought of number is counted from the deck and cross sum as well, another spectator does the same without looking at the card, prediction matches the card from first spectator and when the card by the second spectator is turned over ist is the same as well
Inspired by
  • a routine by Stewart James in "The Jinx"
June 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 38)
157
Stewart James Queer Quest three cards found
1943 27
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Stack It spectator stacks the hand while apparently losing the cards in the deck, as Rusduck
Related to Mar. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 55)
226
Stewart James, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Variation on Rusduck's Stack It
Inspired by Aug. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 66)
270
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Dunninger, Richard Himber, Zanzig, Newton Hall, Milton Kort, Stewart James
Aug. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 66)
271
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishes
  • The Ball in the Glass
  • The Knotted Handkerchief
  • The Ring on the Tape
  • The Smoked Cigar
  • Drinking the Milk
Also published here 1944 105
L. Vosburgh Lyons The New Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
Inspired byAlso published here 1944 123
Stewart James Black Pin Idea orientation of pin in closed container divined
Also published here 1944 127
Stewart James Prophetic Tissue name of selected card appears on tissue paper
Also published here 1944 140
Stewart James The Ball of Fortune number and color predicted in ball of wool
Also published here 1944 141
Stewart James Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
Also published here 1944 204
Stewart James Numismatigic coin divination behind back, magnetism
Also published here 1944 242
Stewart James, Theodore Annemann Waiting Place for Unknown Thoughts spectator forms word with alphabet cards, performer knows it, three phases/methods
Also published here 1944 276
Stewart James "Swastricka" through calculation the number 28 is arrived at and predicted with a swastika symbol, 14/15 force stack
1944 3
Stewart James Memo-Graphia two cards and their positions remembered, they transpose and a calculated number is predicted
1944 4
Stewart James The "All Clear" Card Transformation card and its position remembered, deck cut and card at same position removed, first selection is found odd-backed and reversed at same position as the second selection has spots
1944 6
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on "Le Magicien" Milbourne Christopher, Larry Arcuri, Mardo, Stewart James, Orson Welles, Loring Campbell
Jan. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 98)
399
On the Beam
Related to Mar. 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 10)
201
Stewart James On the Beam credits for "On the Beam"
Related to Sep. 1946 251
Stewart James, Charles Harrison Apparent Linking By Manipulating Chains
  • The Cascade
  • The Jacob's Ladder
  • The Vertical Drop
  • The Horizontal Drop
  • The Captive Ring
Related to 1946 49
Charles "Chic" Schoke A "Chick" Trick See Stewart James for credit claim
Related toVariations 1946 6
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Bert Allerton, Lyle Laughlin, Martin Gardner, Cardini, Dante, The Five-Best Poll (cards), Don Medley, Stanley Collins, Stewart James, Neal Elias, Jack Crimmins, Don Lawton, Bert Fenn, Paul Morris, Frederick Carter and more
Mar. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 10)
304
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Martin Gardner, Stewart James, Erdnase, Art Lyle, Walter Gibson, Max Holden, Ben Braude, Stanley Collins, The Five-Best Poll, Bob Stull, Lloyd Jones, Eddie Clever, Milbourne Christopher, Elwin Shaw and more
Apr. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 11)
311
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Eddie Clever, Carl Jones, Tom Hickey, Dr. Jaks, Gus Southall, Devant, Stewart James, The Five-Best Poll, Victor Farelli, Ronald B. Edwards, Edward Ritchell, Warren Corning, John Stanley, Orville Meyer, R. C. Buff, Richard Himner, Leslie Guest, Francis Haxton, Al Thompson and more
May 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 12)
320
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Vernon, Norman Jensen, Harold Robinson, Jerry Lukins, Elwin Shaw, Malini, Joe Schmidt, Paul Morris, Stewart James, Allerton, Jack Crimmins, John Howie, Clayton Rawson, K. S. Jaffrey, Murray Rosenthal, Jack Potter and more
  • The Five Best Poll
Aug. 1947 342
Stewart James Pockethereal two spectators remember card and position in twenty-card packet
Variations 1948 5
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Ten Nights In a Card Room by Stewart James July 1948 445
Frederick Braue Roundabout with Fred Braue on Paul Rosini's passing, Chang, Vernon, Rufus Steele, Jordan, Arthur Finley, Annemann, Paul Curry, Stewart James, Rober Lund, Paul Fleming and more
Oct. 1948 471
Jean Hugard Psychic Vision translation by Hugard from "European magical journal", shuffled deck in hat, performer names cards, see p. 624 for credit information
Related toAlso published here
  • Joe Ovette's "Newest Card Reading" in "Publicity Miracles" 1928
Oct. 1949 591
Stewart James A Bridge Trick with full deck
1949 12
Charles Nagle, Stewart James Traveling Aces No. 4, Ace assembly (with a touch of Follow the Leader), effect and method identical to Simplicity Four Ace Trick by Stewart James
Also published here 1950 13
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Related toVariations 1950 132
Stewart James Miraskill No. 90
Also published here 1950 168
Stewart James Psychic Vision credit information
Related to Jan. 1950 624
Stewart James, Milton Kort Almost a Transposition transposition of dime and penny, as a kicker the dime transforms into two nickels
Related toVariations 1952 127
Stewart James Fourth Version The Changing Change coins with different values, covered with two bills, extra coin
1952 199
Milton Kort, Stewart James Thieves and Sheep two extra coins
1952 208
Stewart James Sqeeze Play coin through hole in poker chip and ring, with handkerchief, shell
1952 235
Stewart James Jimmy Valentine Picks a Lock two coins wrapped in handkerchief and the corner pulled through a padlock, one is named and that one is removed, nickel & penny set
1952 236
Stewart James Money Paper paper disc penetrates a stack of four pennies and ends up inside a business card, nickel & penny set
1952 237
Stewart James Almost a Transposition trasposition of dime and penny, as a kicker the dime transforms into two nickels, nickel & penny set, dime & penny set
Related to 1952 238
Stewart James The All Clear Card Transformation selection is found reversed and with different back at position indicated by card chosen by performer, cross sum force
1952
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 3)
31
Edward Marlo, Stewart James Pockethereal Minus Pockets two cards thought of, they transpose from packet to packet, two methods
Inspired byVariations 1953 98
Edward Marlo Open Prediction multiple methods
  • 1st Variation
  • 2nd Variation
Related to 1953 152
Stewart James Touchosen red/blue doublebacker, see also p. 48
May 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 306)
23
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)
38
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Routine half deck set-up, see also p. 63
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here July 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 311)
45
Stewart James Vernon Variation
Inspired byVariations Sep. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 316)
67
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Martin Gardner, Victor Jory, Fred Keating, Howard Brooks, John Thornton, Val Andrews, Stewart James, The Impromptu Trixter
Sep. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 316)
69
Stewart James The Nullificator based on Henry Christ Force, card cut and turned over behind back of performer
Related toVariations 1954 3
Stewart James Spelling Location two selection, one is found by spelling first card
1954 4
Stewart James Coincidence Upon Coincidence finding two cards with same value
1954 5
Stewart James The Ace Assembly finding four Aces, deck is cut somewhere and piles are dealt
1954 5
Stewart James Card and Number Prediction card and total of two cards are predicted
1954 5
Stewart James Nullificator Slate Mystery names of cut to cards are predicted on slate
1954 6
Stewart James To Force Two Cards with Nullificator
1954 6
Stewart James The Square Deal Location card found at number, off-beat method
1954 7
Stewart James Miracle Location placing a short card next to selection with the Nullificator
1954 8
Stewart James Mike and Ike spectator removes any number card mates, puts any two cards on top and then counts twice the value of the mates on top, all is placed on deck, performer removes some cards behind his back and deals them out on the table, then he finds the mates, the selections and the amount of cards placed onto them
  • Variation (using two different-colored decks)
1954 1
Stewart James Seven Wonders several cards are chosen via dealing packets themes around the number seven, they are eventually found
1954 4
Stewart James The Name is the Same two decks used and two cards spelled two, decks exchanged and same words used to spell to each other's cards
Inspired by
  • "My Name - Your Name" (Peter Warlock, My Best Card Trick, 1953)
1954 6
Stewart James Matchimera
Also published here 1954 8
Stewart James The Deckspert spectator cuts off cards and puts some of them in one pocket and some in the other, card at position of total of cards in one pocket is remembered, performer changes order of deck, then card is at position of total of cards in other pocket
1954 10
Stewart James The Flight of the Spelling Bee a random card and a selection are spelled to, re-count
1954 11
Stewart James A Girl's Best Friend story with all cards of one suit, a selection shows up at the end
1954 13
Stewart James Dateaser list with five dates shown, when the months and days are converted to letters of the alphabet they spell out a selection
1954 15
Stewart James Double Time in Spiritland performer puts four cards in a glass, spectator chooses any card, performer removes cards that add up to its value form the glass, remaining cards in glass added and that number counted down and the arrived-card added, that number predicted
Inspired byVariations 1954 16
Stewart James The Square Deal 4x4 layout, one row selected, a number generated from its values, that many cards taken from rest and a down-under-deal done with them, final card and a number are predicted
Variations 1954 18
Stewart James Coloracle combination of previous two tricks
Inspired by 1954 20
Stewart James Improsonic ten cards on a stand, one chosen via procedure with a number from one to ten, that card is predicted
1954 23
Stewart James, Harlan Tarbell Hindu Ring on the Rope beneth handkerchief
Variations 1954/27 167
Cy Endfield The Famous Magazine Test force with coin and cards, performed by Dr. Stanley Jaks
Variations 1955 46
Stewart Judah, George Karger, Al O'Hagan, Jesse J. Langston Jr., G. E. Emme, Stewart James, Paul Curry, Ronald B. Edwards Clipped Again more ideas and tips for Bowman's Clipped
Inspired byRelated to 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 324)
105
Stewart James The Corsican Silks clipped variation, handkerchiefs attached to paper clips
Inspired by 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 324)
105
Stewart James Parlay
  • A Card Avenue
two cards chosen, two times twelve cards are dealt out, the difference of the values of the chosen cards is used to count into the twelve-card rows, the resulting cards are the same two values as the chosen ones
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
2
Mel Stover T-E-L-E-M-A-T-H-Y "Telemathy", one or multiple cards thought of, then found after showing fans of cards with "is your card in here?" procedure twice, with cue sheet matrix
  • Special Effects (revelations when the card ends up at a position for down-under deal or similar)
VariationsAlso published here June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
14
Stewart James Atlantic Avenue card thought of, then found after showing fans of cards with "is your card in here?" procedure twice, without the cue sheet
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
3
Stewart James Fifty-One Faces North conditions are spelled out
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
1
Stewart James The Open Prediction effect description reproduced from The Cardician
  • Major Points
  • Analysis of Motivation
  • Open Prediction Variants
  • Basic Card Prediction Principles
    • 1. Force
    • 2. Multiple Revealment
    • 3. Delayed Action
  • Approaching the Problem
Related to Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
2
Stewart James The Open Prediction #1 card predicted, another card selected and replaced, the card after that selection is then dealt as only face-down card, with reverse cull under-the-spread force
Variations Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
4
Stewart James The Open Prediction #2 reverse-cull placement after dealing procedure
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
5
Stewart James The Open Prediction #3 reverse-cull placement after dealing procedure, card can be removed cleanly
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
5
Stewart James Multiple Touch Force more than one card is reverse-culled, credit information
Related to Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
5
Stewart James The Open Prediction #4 similar to #1
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
6
Stewart James The Open Prediction #5 two-step switch after dealing procedure
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
6
Stewart James The Open Prediction #6 spectator stops dealing from face-up deck, then cuts deck face down and deals top card face down, using Henry Gavin's New False Cut
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
7
Stewart James The Open Prediction #7 card is chosen and lost, the card after that selection is then dealt as only face-down card later
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
7
Stewart James The Open Prediction #8 card is chosen and lost, the card after that selection is then dealt as only face-down card later
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
8
Stewart James The Open Prediction #9 after the card is dealt face down, the remaining cards are put face-down on top making a faced deck
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
8
Stewart James Master Solo Move Bottom Placement in which bottom card of right-hand half is inserted under top card of left-hand half, credit information
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
8
Stewart James The Open Prediction #10 starts with a free cut, halves are placed back-to-back, card at separation is only card dealt face down
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
8
Stewart James Cardboard Addition deck dropped on table as cardboard is removed that has extra cards under it
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
9
Stewart James The Open Prediction #11 similar to previous method with back-to-back deck after cut, ungaffed, prediction written on face of another card
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
9
Stewart James The Open Prediction #12 similar to previous method with back-to-back deck after cut, prediction written on face of another card
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
10
Stewart James The Open Prediction #13 deck cut with slip force, halves are placed back-to-back, card at separation is only card dealt face down
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
10
Stewart James The Open Prediction #14 reverse-culling a double facer next to the only face-down indifferent card
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
11
Stewart James The Open Prediction #15 prediction shown after the deal, dealt cards dealt once more to check for prediction, glide as switch
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
11
Stewart James The Open Prediction #16 double facer ends up next to face-down card, fake explanation (for cleaning up) with another prediction and first card changes into second card
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
12
Stewart James Behind-the-Spread Cull as spread is lifted upwards, one card is pulled out of sight
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
12
Stewart James The Open Prediction #17 blank-backed card with prediction written on its back, kind of SBS, prediction (written on blank card) is in glass and chosen card is added to it
Inspired by
  • "Lejun" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Aug. 1954, p. 88)
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
13
Stewart James The Open Prediction #18 with stranger card
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
13
Stewart James The Open Prediction #19 with stranger card
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
14
Stewart James The Open Prediction #20 with stranger card
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
14
Stewart James The Open Prediction #21 indicator card stabbed into deck behind back and card next to it is later dealt face down
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
15
Stewart James The Open Prediction #22 indicator card stabbed into deck behind back and card next to it is later dealt face down
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
15
Stewart James The Open Prediction #23 indicator card stabbed into deck behind back and card next to it is later dealt face down
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
15
Stewart James The Open Prediction #24 psychological stop force, with out by Arthur Carter (different effect really)
Related to
  • out by Arthur Carter in The Pentagram, Feb. 1953
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
16
Stewart James Sharing Shuffle two spectators shuffle half the deck each so it is not noticed that a portion is missing
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
16
Stewart James The Open Prediction #25 stacked deck shuffled (briefly) by spectator, card named, next card predicted and should be dealt as only face-down card
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
17
P. Howard Lyons The Open Prediction #29 under-the-spread force and cards above and below are turned over, then dealing through cards without turning anything over
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
19
Stewart James The Mathematricker a box that apparently solves mathematical questions is presented, first a gag answer appears, then the machine is supposed to give the remainder of an equation done with playing card values, but there is no remainder and nothing appears on the paper
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
3
P. Howard Lyons, Tom Ransom, Norman Houghton Divination of Two Mentally Chosen Cards two selections made from two halves with "counting pile and remember card at that position" procedure
Inspired byVariations Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
5
Stewart James An Addition and a Teaser
Inspired byRelated to Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
6
Stewart James Stewart James' Color Prediction Miraskill, three phases, magician predicts outcome each time
1956 13
Bob Hummer Hummer's Three-object Divination Three objects switched around, spectator then thinks of one and switches the other two, magician can divine thought of object (Mathematical 3 card monte 1951)
Variations 1956 63
Eli Hackman, Stewart James Sure-Shot Dice Box Small box that allows dice in it to rattle but not turn over. Includes trick by Stewart James (sum prediction)
1956 108
Stewart James So Nero spectator loses Jacks and deals out four hands to find them again, no-touch, story presentation, with spelling strategy to force one of four piles
Inspired byVariations Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
3
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Demonstration half deck set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1957 223
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zens-Ational see No. 8 for credit information
Inspired byRelated to May 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 2)
3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Nudeck Speller any named card is spelled to, see credits in No. 8
Related to May 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 2)
7
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8
Related toVariations June 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 3)
9
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)
4
Stewart James Silversion signed coin to sealed bottle under handkerchief, sealed with cellophane on top
1957 1
Stewart James Cheerio Glass tumbler vanishes under napkin and appears back in a a hat
1957 3
Stewart James Squaring the Square magic square with fractions, when cut part is the square of the total of the magic square
1957 5
Stewart James The Count of Monte Carlo total prediction, three digit numbers formed with poker chips
1957 7
Stewart James Double Ring Ceremony two rings on string in a box, forerunner of Dean Dill's "Dean's Box"
Related to 1957 9
Stewart James Indian Giver one of four eggs vanish in a hat, shell
1957 11
Stewart James The Gofar Ball ball disappears from a tube, travels to under an inverted tumbler under a second tube
Also published here 1957 13
Stewart James The Astral Dagger straw in tube, held with string is cut into two pieces
1957 15
Stewart James Let the Chips Fall different colored chips placed in three tumblers change places
1957 17
Stewart James Unwritten Predictions two predictions in card stand
1957 19
Stewart James Slatest symbol and color are selected, appear on slate, with cards and chips
1957 22
Stewart James Hotelepathy names written on cards are selected and appear on suitcase, two times and ends with a gag, uses Jack Hughes' Attaboy
1957 26
Royal Vale Heath Number Challenge two-digit number divided by three, left-over named to performer who then works out the number
Related to
  • "Zangbar Zackelback" (Wallace Lee, Genii, June 1958, p. 364)
Variations
Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Las Vegas Deck ivory and air cushion finish deck in conjunction with Rusduck's four-Way Deal, see No. 8 for history of the principle
Related to Mar. 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 6)
2
William P. Miesel Another Impromptu Out of this World doing Miraskill for separating red and black cards
Related to Mar. 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 6)
7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Las Vegas Deck comments by Stewart James and Dai Vernon
Related to May 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 8)
9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Stewart James Research Division credits
Related to May 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 8)
16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Lloyd Jones, Lewis Ganson, Vernon, Stewart James, Peter Warlock
July 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 10)
1
Stewart James, H. E. Dudeney, Max Katz Nic's Trick two-digit number divided by three, left-over named to performer who then works out the number
Inspired by Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
12
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Crystal Locket with a pendulum, finding the female names among male names, based on a Stewart James idea
VariationsAlso published here 1959 187
Ken Beale Simple Coincidence two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, deck then dealt in two halves, both are dealt in unison and the selected cards are at the same position
Inspired byRelated to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
18
Stewart James Quiz Biz stack with thirty-six cards, three cards are spelled to Kruskal-like and they are always an Ace, Two and Six, Quiz presentation
Variations Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
25
Stewart James Party Line stack with thirty-six wod cards, three cards are spelled to Kruskal-like and they are always the same three
Inspired by Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
26
Stewart James Skip Tracer same spelling principle, applied to murder mystery plot with clue cards
Inspired by Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
26
Stewart James The Message of Didah card chosen by spelling a random item, red and black cards in deck code the selection via morse alphabet
  • First Alternative
  • Second Alternative
Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
28
U. F. Grant Lilly - Levi knife in paper cup, knife is held and cup remains suspended
Related to Nov. 1960
The New Phoenix (Issue 351)
231
Don Tanner The Back Room on credits of the U.F Grant tricks in #351, Jay Marshall, Stewart James, Billy McComb, Don Lawton
Dec. 1960
The New Phoenix (Issue 352)
238
Stewart James A James Bibliography several pages, magazine contributions and more, see also p. 33
Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
28
Stewart James Fourtold spectator cuts deck, four cards of different suits are chosen during a face-up deal, they are predicted, corrected from New Tops write-up
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Fourtold" (Stewart James, Tops, 1937)
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
19
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) More Biz stack with forty-eight cards, three cards are spelled to Kruskal-like and they are always an Ace, Two,Six and Ten
Inspired by Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
29
Stewart James Trisi spectator cuts deck and pockets top card, performer removes top fourteen cards, with two down-under deals he locates cards with same value and suit, then performer and spectator both do a down-under deal and arrive at matching cards
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
2
Stewart James Fare Enough card and its position remembered, spelling something relating to a lucky coin is used to locate selection
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
2
P. Howard Lyons Arsey Versey coin divination, magnetism
Inspired by Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
29
Stewart James, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" three colored cigars/cigarettes, three bowls, one of each selected and predicted
Inspired by Dec. 1965 10
Stewart James Etcetera
Dec. 1965 10
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideas
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 397)
416
Peter Alexis Aces selection transforms into an Ace
Variations July 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 397)
417
Karl Fulves Fourtold Retold four selections predicted, four different suits
Inspired byVariations July 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 397)
417
Dai Vernon Pure Mathematics "Chapter Sixteen", two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Related to 1967 99
Stewart James, Charles Nyquist, Hans E. Trixer Ring on Cord ring on rope under handkerchief
1967 323
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
  • p. 88 for comment by George McLean
Variations
Jan. 1967 73
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired by Mar. 1967 88
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control
  • Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
  • Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
  • Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1967 111
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal Flush
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Aug. 1967 113
Jack the Bartender's Deal card spelled to (Two Spades), Two of Spades found, then the TWO pile are all Twos, SPADE pile is Royal Flush in Spades (first shown to Eddie by unknown bartender)
Related toAlso published here 1968 18
Brian Jordan 8 - 25 packets removed and counted down in some piles, two mates appear, see also p. 348
Related to
  • "Isochronism" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1952)
Jan. 1970 315
Stewart James, Gene Gray A Match for Gravity watch and match tied to thread, over stick, see p. 337 for reference
Apr. 1970 330
Harry Lorayne, Stewart James Further Than Further Than That production of selection, tens and royal flush
1971 37
J. W. Sarles Further Than That credit information (Larsen & Wright's "Bonus Card Trick"), production of selection, Royal Flush, see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing Strout
Inspired byVariations Nov. 1971 467
Stewart James Synchromagic prediction of two cards, with envelopes, numbers written on envelopes and used to count down in the deck
Also published here
  • "Synchromagic" in Stewart James' "Case for Cards" 1958, P. 20.
1971
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 32 No. 5)
92
Glenn G. Gravatt Color Ring Transposition
Inspired byRelated to 1972 181
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops)
1972 57
Stewart James Psycho-Dyne dark room, card travels to chosen location
1972 26
Jack Vosburgh The Awful Truth
Variations 1972 139
Stewart James, Paul Maurer Karten Würfel Becher eight dice are used, four numbers of dice are secretly added by spectator to chose a card and then covered with cup, performer deals cards on each die which matches number and last card turns out to be selection, with variations by Paul Maurer
Inspired by
  • "Eight Dice and a Card" in Stewart James' "Case for Cards" 1958, P. 8.
1972
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 33 No. 2)
29
Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination
Inspired byAlso published here July 1973 637
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Ice Dice chosen values lie at chosen numbers, imaginary dice
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 7
Philip Reed Willmarth Chapter One: Simple Penetrations ring and rope moves without knots, short history, Liko Pang, Fitch Cheney, Jack Chanin & Stewart James
1975 2
Harlan Tarbell, Stewart James, Philip Reed Willmarth Sefalalja Revisited
1975 23
Paul Maurer Zweifache Voraussage two rows of eight cards, prediction of two cards and chosen positions, on business cards
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "Three Times Lucky"
1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 1)
9
Jon Racherbaumer, Stewart James Taking Further Than That Too Far production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuff
Related to 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 2)
25
Stewart James Unique Slate Test
Also published here
  • in "The Sphinx" Vol.29 #1, 1930
1976 18
Stewart James Introduction - Pick Rick Capers
1976 v
Phil Wye Half & Half prediction with half word cards, based on a Stewart James idea
May 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9)
406
Harry Lorayne The Ring-String Thing ring and string under handkerchief
Inspired by 1977 281
Peter Warlock Teleportation marked bill and rubber band wrapped in silk and put in glass, then covered with tube, travels in glass under second tube with silk over top of glass held with rubber band
Inspired by
  • "Snaretainer" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Vol. 32 No. 8, p. 91)
Variations
Mar. 1977
Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
74
Martin Gardner, Stewart James Fibonacci Fantasy using Stewart James' AAG Principle
Aug. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 8)
88
Karl Fulves Intro credit information on Stewart James' "51 Faces North"
1978 1
Stewart James Small Packet Master Move
1979 183
Bob Ostin Relativity spectator divides his packet in red and black and in suits, performer locates selection
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "The Problem of the Missing Clue" in "The Linking Ring" Vol. 58, Nr. 10. 1978, P. 85.
Sep. 1979
The Talon (Issue 5)
58
G. E. Emme, Harold Turner, Dai Vernon, Elmer Applegit, Jesse Schimmel Der Geldschein und die Büroklammer
  • Zwei-Klammern-Verbindung
  • Drei-Klammern-Verbindung
Related to Dec. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 3 & 4)
109
E. Leslie May Mit Dank and Joseph und James three cards chosen with "cut a packet and turn it over", divined or predicted
Inspired by
  • "Nullifactor" (Stewart James, 1951)
Also published here
  • Pentagram, Dec. 1959
Dec. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 3 & 4)
128
Stewart James 2. Miraskill
1979
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 40 No. 4)
121
Gene "Phantini" Grant Two Heads Better two packets of cards, one with word beginnings and one of word endings, two are chosen and they form a word
Inspired by 1981 52
David Britland Christmas Cord penetration with pair of scissors, under handkerchief
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Dec. 1981
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8)
140
Stewart James The Four Aces
Also published here Jan. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 4)
139
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Sefalajia Number Two by Stewart James Oct. 1982
Epoptica (Issue 2)
69
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Ice Dice chosen values lie at chosen numbers, imaginary dice
Related toAlso published here 1982 6
Stewart James Cuemulat4e three cards chosen from 12-card packet with dealing procedure
Inspired by 1982 7
Al Mann One Thousand Skulls seeing through the wall theme, spectator in other room draws two miniature skulls from a bag, the skulls are either red or white, four phases
Related to 1982 6
Stewart James Wählen Sie einen Namen cards have male and female names on them, one is chosen, performer divines the name, then a medium is called on the phone who also divines the name
July 1982
Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 2)
75
Michael Rubinstein Penny-Silver Coin Transposition coin in spectator's hand changes into another coin
Inspired by 1982 87
Edward Marlo Barroom Poker strange Follow the Leader Variation with aces, five phases
Inspired by 1983 50
Stewart James Balldown big ball is in tube, small ball is dropped in and penetrates big ball and falls out on bottom
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
119
Stewart James Clock Wise new procedure with presentations and variations
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
121
Stewart James Reverse Forward Faro handling of the reverse faro
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
122
Stewart James Mar-Gana word is predicted, using anagrams
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
124
Stewart James The Dilly-Dally Principle number force with playing cards
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
124
Stewart James Polychromatic Wheel strange force involving a wheel layout on the table
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
125
Stewart James Phone-A-Tell using a forced card to get to predicted phone number
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
126
Stewart James Kardtu using the "52 on One Card" gag
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
126
Stewart James Simian Simile three-phase routine with two brass nuts and a string, several penetrations, using gaffed Brema Nut
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
127
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
128
Stewart James Half Open Omen number prediction with cards using cyclical stack (Si Stebbins, Eight Kings), featuring comedy patter "Heinz Across the Sea"
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
129
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
129
Stewart James Half-A-Dozen Ways to Turn off-beat presentation, ace of spades appears and transforms
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
130
Stewart James Golf Poker dealing story routine with jumbo cards
1983
Arcane (Issue 10)
131
Al Smith (reviewer) Sefalaljia by Stewart James Mar. 1983
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9)
1105
Stewart James Anagram Matrix six cards with word lists of six words, spectator names position and remembers a word on any card, divined
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Anagramatic Facsimile" (Stewart James, Tops, March 1953)
1983 10
Sam Schwartz Interlocking Anagrams same trick without knowing position
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Word-A-Matic" (Sam Schwartz, 1963, Linking Ring)
1983 11
Stewart James, P. Howard Lyons An Obvious Card thought of card to wallet, twice, Bombshell wallet
Variations Jan. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 5)
277
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck
Jan. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 5)
277
Stewart James Doublethink spelling trick with story line, works with Si Stebbins
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
282
Michael Close, Stewart James Derby Downs "Waltz Time Stewart James - Three Variations by Michael Close", two selections found by 10D, using automatic placement variation, faro shuffle, based on "Place and Show" from New Tops
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
283
Michael Close, Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
285
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome based on "Chronothot" from New Tops, prediction from odd-backed deck is put on table and matched named card, gaffed decks and double backer
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
286
Stewart James A Class By Itself off-beat prediction by lexicon deck, which was also used to determin page number
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
330
Philip T. Goldstein, Stewart James Reduz card and number predicted, elaboration on Stewart James' "Heduz" (Case For Cards)
1984 8
Stewart James Futuristic Art prediction of two selected sign, with a stand, carbon paper
1984 19
Joseph K. Schmidt, Karl Fulves Miraskil No. 5
Inspired byRelated to 1984 7
Norman Houghton Phase Zwei ring is thrown on rope, move
Also published here
  • Stewart James' "Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks - Vol. 3" P. 207. 1980.
1985 5
Karrell Fox The Pretend Prediction imaginary or clear dice rolled, total predicted
Inspired by 1986 57
Justin Higham Streamlined Overcomer Ace to Four of Diamonds shown and one named, that card travels from one half into the other next to predicted card
Inspired by
  • "Overcomer" (Stewart James, The New Tops, Jan. 1964)
Nov. 1986
Inside Out (Issue 1)
10
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Custom-Made Cabinet for Stewart James's Sefalaljia Number Two by Jeff Busby, Stewart James Mar. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 8)
453
Randy Wakeman Covered Half Pass used as force here (Stewart James' "Nullifactor")
1987 4
Stewart James 3 Little Words
  • Two Pile Lie Speller: The Roots
  • Two Pile Lie Speller: The Trick
Related to 1988
The Chronicles (Issue 32)
1379
Karl Fulves Last Lines joke from Stewart James about Ralph Read and Rufus Steele
1988
Interlocutor (Issue 49)
216
Philip T. Goldstein Guarded Moment tabled selection is sandwiched with black Aces, they become red Aces and black Aces are face-up in center sandwiching a second selection
Inspired by
  • "Changing of the Guard" (Stewart James, The New Tops, Jan 1988)
Apr. 1988
Inside Out (Issue 4)
19
Stephen Tucker Class Reunion
Inspired by 1989
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 11)
1995
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That
  • #1: two-card location with spelling
  • #2: two-card location with down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James)
Related toAlso published here
1989 37
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Stewart James, Robert Bluemle
Oct. 1989
Magick (Issue 429)
2146
Stewart James Eyes of Sefalaljia color of marble is divined behind back
Dec. 1989
Magick (Issue 432)
2159
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Stewart James, Robert Bluemle, P.E.A.
Dec. 1989
Magick (Issue 432)
2162
Bob Hummer, Stewart James, Mel Stover, Karl Fulves Immovable Object No. 78, six numbered glasses, coin moved from glass to glass
1989 107
Allan Slaight Pokericulead-in
Inspired by
  • "Pokericulum" (Stewart James, marketed 1948)
Also published here
May 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 5)