Written by Peter Duffie

Work of Peter Duffie

164 pages (Hardcover), published by Kaufman and Company
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(86 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Bob Farmer Introduction 8
Peter Duffie Preface 9
Peter Duffie A Blind Table Cut Not complete, but keeps order of cyclical/rotational stacks

-First handling
-Second handling
Peter Duffie The Combo Mix Sloppy false cut, not complete, but retains order of cyclical stack 12
Peter Duffie An Effortless Card Control Can be done as multiple controlInspired by 14
Jerry Andrus The Drop Jog 14
Peter Duffie, G. W. Hunter, Albert Verity A Blind Overhand Shuffle 15
Peter Duffie From Nowhere Spectator cuts the deck a few times, Royal Flush in Spades is producedInspired by
  • "Cruz Control" (Phil Goldstein, The Linking Ring one man parade, 1995)
Peter Duffie When Random Cards Collide! Four random cards placed between two other random cards, change into four Aces 19
Peter Duffie Aces Take The Plunge Two random cards placed in deck, cards next to them are four AcesInspired by 21
Peter Duffie Return to St. Nicholas Red Aces appear between two Jokers, Jokers then change into black Aces (first published as Harlequinesque in Imagine)Inspired byRelated toVariations 23
Jack Merlin Paintbrush Change 25
Iain Girdwood Girdwood Meets St. Nicholas Black Aces appear between two Jokers, Jokers then change into red AcesInspired byRelated to 26
Peter Duffie Different Class Joker stabbed into pack to select a card from two halves of a deck each, reveal that card selected is the odd colour out (e.g. all cards are red except black selection), first published in David Britland's Equinox 28
Lin Searles Block Mexican Turnover 29
Peter Duffie The Master Cards Spectator and magician each have five cards, card selected in each packet, packets combined and re-dealt; each packet is now 4 of same color and 1 of the other color, odd card out is the selection (uses PallaD Principle by Peter Duffie, found in Cards in Principle) 30
Peter Duffie Double Ender Chicago Opener type of effect with "thought of" cards 32
Peter Duffie Color Blind Red card selected from red half, black card selected from black half. Inserted in opposite color group, and then they transpose back to original halves, reversing themselves in the process 34
Peter Duffie, Alan Alan We Can Work It Out Two cards selected and lost. 13 cards of the suit matching the first spectator's card is placed in pocket. Card is extracted from pocket, but revealed to be second spectator's card. Deck then turns blank except first spectator's card.Inspired by
  • "Paleface Cards" (Horace Bennett, marketed by REPRO Magic, 1970s)
Peter Duffie The Unknown Entity Convoluted coincidence effect with two packets, one packet counted down to find mate in other packet (two cards, two piles, but not same position) 38
Peter Duffie Matchical Mix Two Cards, Two Piles, Same position - selection and mate 40
Peter Duffie Mirror Power Variation of Power of Thought, four of a kind produced as they are at same position in two piles, matches spectator's thought of value (first published in Powerth, Peter Duffie, 1993)Inspired by 41
Peter Duffie Two Way Mirror Variation of Power of Thought, two spectators think of a value each, when two piles are dealt, the only matching pairs of mates matches the two thought of valuesInspired by 43
Peter Duffie An Interesting Use of That Principle Two cards, two piles, same position + prediction kicker 44
Peter Duffie Divided We Lie Lie Detector with two selections in two piles, kicker where selection is different color from rest of the packetInspired by 48
Peter Duffie The Lie Detective Lie Detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit)Inspired by
  • "Forces Favourite" (Ed Ward, Abacus Vol. 3, No. 11)
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Lie Detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. color, suit, value)Related to 51
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Plus! Lie Detector effect with two selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit), but has double revelationRelated to 54
Peter Duffie Effortless Count-Down Kings cut and lost into the deck, deck is dealt into four piles by spectator, top cards are Ace Two Three Four, count down the values to find the KingsInspired by 56
Peter Duffie Men-Aces Two cards selected and lost, red Aces produced, then two black Aces reverse in the deck, trapping face-up selections 58
Peter Duffie Aces Are Ace Selection placed sandwiched between red Aces. Black Aces placed face up in deck, sandwiches other three mates 59
Frederick Braue Braue Addition 60
Peter Duffie Aces in the Fast Lane Elevator effect with four Aces, rise through different number of cards in each pile, then end with assembling in one packet 62
Peter Duffie A Four Ace Ensemble Jazz Aces type of effect, four Aces assemble in one packet, uses four court cards as the extra cards held by magician 65
Peter Duffie The Fourmost Card reversed in packet of 25 cards. Packet is "mixed" and dealt into five poker hands - hand with reversed card contains four of a kind, other hands are mixedInspired by
  • "Draw Test" (Karl Fulves, Rigmarole)
Peter Duffie The Diary of Delusion Two cards cut to are used to choose a date in a pocket diary - the two cards form a composite card, which is predicted in the diary at that date 69
Lin Searles Turnover Force 71
Peter Duffie, George McBride All The Fives! Packet of four cards set aside as prediction, spectator eliminates cards until two cards left, values added together equal 5, four cards are the four Fives (variation, first published in Abracadabra no. 2590) 72
Peter Duffie Back To The Future Packet Sum value of four cards tell you how many cards down selection is (Stack first published in Ellison Poland's Wonderful Routines of Magic - The Second Addendum (1994) 73
Peter Duffie The Winning Formula Three cards set aside, card is selected and lost. Two of the three cards are used to find selectionInspired by 75
Peter Duffie Weird Image Name of card freely cut to appears on the back of another card that previously had no markingsInspired by 76
Peter Duffie, Tom Sellers Leaping Tom Two card transposition with weird counting/dealing sequenceVariations 78
Peter Duffie The Backwards Almanac Locate card with long dealing and counting sequence about the deck being a pocket diaryInspired by 80
Peter Duffie Dead Certain Location Value of magician's selected card finds spectator's card, impossible location (based on Richard Vollmer effect, unnamed) 81
Peter Duffie The Short Deck Baffler Challenge location, card freely selected and shuffled, magician finds it 82
Peter Duffie Trost-worthy Six pairs of cards, spectator selects one pair and adds the values of the cards, count down the deck to find selected card (based on Nick Trost ESP Trick) 83
Peter Duffie The Automatic Locator 85
Peter Duffie The Apparition Magician has four Kings, spectator has four Jumbo Kings. Selection appears amongst the Kings, jumbo version of selection appears amongst the jumbo Kings in their hands. 87
Peter Duffie Before You Die Random numbers of die used to mix/transfer cards from packet to packet, then reveal two selections 90
Peter Duffie Super Duplex Count-Down Two selections made fairly, able to locate both immediatelyInspired by 92
Peter Duffie Mystic Seven Seven cards dealt down to find first selection face up. Seven cards dealt again, but find first selection again, the previous selection is now the second selectionInspired by 93
Peter Duffie The Magnet Ace of Spades placed reversed in deck, two face up selections appear next to it 96
Peter Duffie Thinking and Sinking Two Jokers penetrate and sink to bottom of two packets, selections are found on top of each packet 98
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled togetherInspired by 99
Peter Duffie Clear to the Point Signed selection placed in clear plastic envelope, which is sandwiched between two Jokers. Card vanishes and appears between two other Jokers in spectator's hand (based on Steve Hamilton's Clearly Vanished and Roy Walton's Jefferson's Jest) 103
Peter Duffie M.I.M.C. Two spectators sign two cards with different backs, the two signatures on the faces transposeInspired by 106
Peter Duffie, George Sands An Unexpected Prediction Cards in a packet turned face down one by one by counting sequence, remaining card that is face up has PREDICTION written on the back (uses principle by George Sands) 108
George Sands Prime Number Packet Principle Packet of cards with prime number of cards, think of any integer n, flip over every nth card in succession, forces the remaining card 108
Peter Duffie Four Card Monte 109
Peter Duffie, Gordon Bruce A Transposition? two card transpo with slight discrepancy 112
Peter Duffie Get Back! King placed amongst the four Fours travel back to the King packet (jumbo cards) 113
Peter Duffie The Card of the Oracle Spelling to two cards 116
Peter Duffie Spell Or Deal, It's Up to You! Spectator thinks of any card in packet, magician divines it, then choose to either down/under deal to it or spell to it. 118
Peter Duffie The Spectator Makes a Sandwich! Hands off multiple sandwich, find two cardsInspired by 120
Peter Duffie Settling the Score Long spelling trick, impromptu and hands off 121
Peter Duffie Spell-Raiser Card reversed in deck, spell the card to find selected card 123
Marty Kane, Karl Fulves, Peter Duffie Marty's Miracle Card found via elimination procedure, eliminate every odd card in packetInspired by 125
Peter Duffie Loyal Marriages Four Kings and Queens incorrectly matched, two Jokers used to match them magicallyInspired by 126
Peter Duffie, Iain Girdwood, Max Maven Return to Suabia Hofzinser Ace Problem + Twisting the AcesInspired by
  • "The Suabian Twist" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle, 1994)
Peter Duffie Remembrance Remember and Forget, with color separation as a surprise endingInspired by 132
Peter Duffie Hands Off Hofzinser Hofzinser Ace Problem, almost everything happens in spectator's hands 134
Peter Duffie Hofzinser On The Up Hofzinser Ace Problem with sandwich plot, card appears between black Jacks is the Ace 136
Peter Duffie Hofzinser By Stealth Hofzinser Ace Problem but super easy to do 139
Peter Duffie, Dave Robertson Vanished Or Gone Spectator thinks of any card, card is shown to have vanished from the pack / word GONE is printed on the backInspired by 142
Peter Duffie Still Scheming Play it Straight Triumph type of effect with CATO procedure, use half a deckInspired by 144
Peter Duffie The Dream Machine Divine selection, variation of Mindreader's DreamInspired by 146
Peter Duffie The Mindreader's Reality 147
Peter Duffie The Mindreader's Wisdom No prearrangement of cards 148
Peter Duffie A Popular Misconception Elevator effect + Gemini Mates plot 150
Peter Duffie An Odd Occurrence Weird sandwich trick with packet 152
Peter Duffie Backfire Poker Ten cards, spectator ends with winning hand (not ten card poker deal)Inspired by 154
Peter Duffie A Plain Sandwich Kings vanish from bottom of deck, sandwich selection instantly 155
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Hudson's Hawk Two spectators get perfect Blackjacks from randomized half of the deck by themselves, hands off 157
Peter Duffie Some Might Say Triumph type of effect, end with four of a kindInspired by 159
Peter Duffie Torn, Folded, and Sealed Torn, folded and sealed cards transposeInspired by 162
Peter Duffie Hellraiser II Elevator effect with Ace to Four of Hearts and two JokersInspired by
  • Hellraiser (Peter Duffie, Obsession)