Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Various

396 pages (Hardcover), published by L&L Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(563 entries)


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Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With - performer finds red card in black packet behind back
- circled number on paper is divined behind back
- set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
Related to Vol. 5, No. 1 291
Karl Fulves Babel Marcia Seligson column on Jean Dixon in NY Times, Hofzinser Folio, Charlie Miller on Faro Tricks Vol. 5, No. 1 292
George McLean, George Blake, Mel Stover Etcetera Vol. 5, No. 1 292
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Beat The House humorous dealing routine in which performer plays against two players and always gets one card less, three phases, in final phase performer gets non and players blank cards Vol. 5, No. 1 294
Karl Fulves J. N. Hofzinser on Hofzinser's life and the published sources, see also p. 411 for references Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 295
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Future Card "Domination Of Thought" Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 296
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Turnover with double facer Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 296
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser A Slate Test four numbers added, predicted Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 296
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Karl Fulves On the Presentation of Mathematical Tricks Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 297
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Intuition spectator locates another spectator's card from 6-card packet on table, first wrong but then transforms Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 297
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Cups And Balls using servante, actually page 298A Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 298
Unknown Bounce Steal card thrown under cup stolen, actually page 298A Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 298
Unknown Reverse Spin Steal actually page 298A Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 298
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Two Unsolved Card Problems 1. card vanishes and reappears rolled inside finger ring by spectator held behind his back
2. Hofzinser Ace Problem
Related toVariations Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 299
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coins In Flight 1. six coins travel from hand to tray
2. repeat with two
3. from hand to hand
4. two spectators have twelve coins, four travel across
Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 299
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coin Tray made of glass Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 299
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coin Steal from Bag Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 299
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Multiple False Transfer Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 300
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Vanishing Deck deck placed in metal box, silk vanished, deck vanished except selection and silk in box too Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 300
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Kings And Queens kings and queens separated on table, then both piles consist of two kings-queen pairs Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 301
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Book Tests several strategies, including duplicate books, force books, book opening itself on chosen page, as memory feat Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 301
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Change Bag to force Page Number Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 302
Karl Fulves Concluding Notes on this Hofzinser folio Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio 302
Karl Fulves, Aaron Wainer Three Bottles - tobacco and paper dropped in bottle and shake, transforms into cigarette
- cork pops off second bottle after moving up and down (a la Zombie)
- whistling in third bottle, bottle whistles by itself afterwards, see p. 308 for reference
Vol. 5, No. 2 303
Karl Fulves Babel Velki magazine, Mystic Power Mentations (Vosburgh Lyons), Ed Mishell's Hold-Out Miracles, Stewart Smith, practical joke by Robert Murray (two right handed gloves) via Martin Gardner Vol. 5, No. 2 304
Robert E. Neale, Karl Fulves Roulette russian roulette demonstration, "Readers unfamiliar with firearms are urged not to try this trick.", see p. 308 for reference and p. 312 for comment Vol. 5, No. 2 305
Sydney Bergson, Murry Graham Etcetera Vol. 5, No. 2 306
Unknown Linked Paper-Clip Idea rubber band is linked to safety pins when jumped off billInspired by
  • "Clipped" (Bill Bowman, Phoenix)
Vol. 5, No. 2 306
George McLean Colorvision Gag practical joke with colorvisionRelated to Vol. 5, No. 2 306
Horace E. Bennett Framed coin produced from purse frame, vanishes inside again, see also p. 320Inspired by
  • "Theft Proof Purse" (Horace Bennett, Gen, Feb. 1963)
Related to
  • "Problem Solver" (Ernie Nassimbene, Genii, June 1969)
Vol. 5, No. 2 307
Unknown Gag Fusion "originated, I think, in England some time ago" Vol. 5, No. 2 308
Unknown Music Box Prediction cards with songs, one chosen, music box produces this song and then turns out to be empty, "suggested in Great Britain a few years ago"Related to Vol. 5, No. 2 308
Aaron Wainer Floating Match in Bottle lighted match floats in bottle Vol. 5, No. 2 308
Alex Elmsley Point of Departure reprinted from reference, see also p. 320Related toVariations Vol. 5, No. 2 309
L. Vosburgh Lyons Numbers using number blocks and wooden stand, mathematical principle, see also p. 320 Vol. 5, No. 2 310
Francis J. Baker Logic two cards chosen, one found by performer and one by spectator, red-black alternatingRelated toVariations Vol. 5, No. 3 311
Peter Brooke Dates three spectators with coins, a fourth coin is introduced and each spectator finally selects one, dates divinedInspired by
  • "Hofzinser Variation" (Karl Fulves, Abra #1205)
Vol. 5, No. 3 311
Karl Fulves Babel Jack Gwynne died, Richard Himber newspaper clipping, Tarbell #7 supposed to be written by Oscar Weigle, Jack Chanin anecdote Vol. 5, No. 3 312
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Best Magic Tricks by Lu Brent Vol. 5, No. 3 312
John Taylor Rigelian Ring ring penetrates cardboard, finger and handkerchief, three phases, see also p. 326 and p. 340 Vol. 5, No. 3 313
Ray Bedwell Solution To The Odd Game small board with hole, billiard ball dropped inside vanishes, repeat, posed as problem, Zone ZeroInspired by Vol. 5, No. 3 314
Frank A. Russell, Greg Moore, John Hudak Etcetera Vol. 5, No. 3 314
Brian Jordan 8 - 25 packets removed and counted down in some piles, two mates appear, see also p. 348Related to
  • "Isochronism" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1952)
Vol. 5, No. 3 315
Joseph K. Schmidt Coin Flourish one-handed, three coin stack, middle coin spun out and rotated, also popular with poker chips, see also p. 326 & p. 332 Vol. 5, No. 3 315
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dim The Lights small hand taps out value of first selection, then finds second selection by dragging top half away, see also p. 340Related to Vol. 5, No. 3 316
Bob Farrell High Dice Stack stack of dice three times hight of cup Vol. 5, No. 4 317
Karl Fulves Babel fortune tellers, Comedy Funnel Magic (Maurice) Vol. 5, No. 4 318
Unknown Number Equation Puzzle Vol. 5, No. 4 318
Jay Weiler Hook Coin Gag for magicians Vol. 5, No. 4 318
Kirk Stiles On & Off Vol. 5, No. 4 319
Harold Bester, Chris Hussey, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Martin Gardner, Paul Sweetman Etcetera Related to Vol. 5, No. 4 320
Paul Sweetman PoD Addition travelling stampInspired by Vol. 5, No. 4 320
Roy Walton Blue Phantom II two cards found, one of them has different colored backInspired by Vol. 5, No. 4 321
Ned Powers No Chance card selected behind back, card used to stab into deck reversed behind back, it changes into selection Vol. 5, No. 4 321
Unknown Riffle Shuffle Glimpse of reversed card during tabled shuffle Vol. 5, No. 4 321
Karl Fulves Colorvision Plus Math color vision cube turned on table by spectator according to instructions, color divined, see also p. 340 & 373Related to Vol. 5, No. 4 322
Kirk Stiles Blok-Ring Transpo blok on thread and small ring off thread transpose underneath silk, uses Blok-Kord apparatus Vol. 5, No. 4 322
Bob Logan A Phoenix More Rapid instant restoration of tissue, based on dealer's item Vol. 5, No. 5 323
Bruce Cervon Quantum Jump more jumping than rising Vol. 5, No. 5 323
Karl Fulves Babel Jack Boschan's "Phosphorus" magazine, Ganson's "Unique Rope Routine" vs. George Sands routine, John Mulholland newspaper obituary Vol. 5, No. 5 324
Martin Gardner The Compleat Gamester Addition red-black betting game with eight cardsInspired by Vol. 5, No. 5 324
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale, see also p. 340 & 342Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Psychological Loser" (Daniel Dobson, Tokyo Trickery by Takinshi Nemoto, Magic Inc.)
Vol. 5, No. 5 325
Art Spring Crushed orange is supposed to travel into glas, only skin remains, orange juice in glass, simplified, see p. 337 for Sid Lorraine referenceInspired by Vol. 5, No. 5 325
Peter Bailey, Nelson Caroly, Robert Kraft Etcetera on real-life mentalism and selling zodiac books, see also p. 410 Vol. 5, No. 5 326
Nelson Caroly Invisible Deck Routine named spade card appears in hands Vol. 5, No. 5 326
Bruce Cervon Outside Case Load as deck is inserted in case Vol. 5, No. 5 327
Francis J. Baker Devil's Dial number dialled, person at other end divines a number, see also p. 342 & 348Related toVariations Vol. 5, No. 5 327
David Moore Ultimate Erdnase Royal Flush face-up in deck, overhand stacked, with surprise, Magician vs. Gambler theme, see also p. 332 and p. 337Variations Vol. 5, No. 5 328
Neal Thomas Law of Gravity Hydrostatic Bottle with milk, milk vanishes visibly partially in bottle, see also p. 342 & 348 Vol. 5, No. 6 329
Karl Fulves Babel Vernon's "Revelations", Kirk Stiles' "Deceivers Quarterly", cartoon, Edmund Younger (Li Chung Soo) Vol. 5, No. 6 330
Stewart James, Gene Gray A Match for Gravity watch and match tied to thread, over stick, see p. 337 for reference Vol. 5, No. 6 330
Gene Lawton Ultra Reverse deck pocketed, spectator removes card, when deck is spread, its mate is reversed Vol. 5, No. 6 331
Marvin Johnson, Stanley Cook, Claude Crowe, Ed Morrisey Etcetera ColorVision story in Al Flosso's shop Vol. 5, No. 6 332
Marvin Johnson Coin Transpo of a sandwiched coin, also with Okito box Vol. 5, No. 6 332
Ed Morrisey Word Completion Puzzle see p. 348 for Sid Lorraine puzzles and p. 352 Vol. 5, No. 6 332
John Hamilton Hidden Symmetry producing thirteen cards in order with down-under deal, shuffle sequence to get into the required orderInspired by
  • "Try It Yourself" (52 Amazing Card Tricks, Rufus Steele)
Vol. 5, No. 6 333
Robert (Bob) Hess Ring Box ring dropped in box, want inserted, penetrates wand Vol. 5, No. 6 333
Sam Schwartz Tri-Multaneous - Part 1: mate & selection appear at same time after slip slop shuffled packed is gone through in pairs
- Part 2: Sam-Ultaneous
- Part 3: two chosen cards show up at same position in two packets, using two odd-numbered piles
see also p. 348
Inspired by
  • "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
  • "Mini-Miracle" (John Hamilton, Linking Ring, April 1967)
  • Sam-Ultaneous (Sam Schwartz, 1962)
Vol. 5, No. 6 334
Dai Vernon Color Cut shuffled deck cut into five packets, spectator removes bottom card of any packet and places it on top of any packet behind performer's back, card found, repeat, then a spectator finds card, one color crimped Vol. 5, No. 7 335
J. W. Sarles Quicksilver marked coin locked in silk with ring, repeat Vol. 5, No. 7 336
Brian MacCarthy Handkerchief Fold things dropped inside can be stolen out Vol. 5, No. 7 336
Jack Posetary Gremlin Glass coin in glass, ball on top, second glass moved in and out and ball jumps to other glass Vol. 5, No. 7 337
John Hamilton Mutus Nomen Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah (The New Phoenix #319)
Vol. 5, No. 7 338
Martin Gardner Mutus Nomen simplified handling, see p. 527 for presentation by Steve Freeman and his addition on p. 565, see also p. 648 Vol. 5, No. 7 338
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine eight cards with different men and women, dating presentation, anti-faros to produce requested cards, binary, see bottom of p. 341 for credit information, p. 420 for envelope suggestion by Cushing StroutVariationsAlso published here Vol. 5, No. 8 339
Daniel Dobson The Psychological Loser spectator shuffles packet, is put on top of deck and dealt, originally from "Tokyo Trickery" by Takinshi Nemoto (1967, Magic, Inc.)Related to Vol. 5, No. 8 340
Karl Fulves 10-Card Deal Variation only better chances of winning by performer, not sure-fire Vol. 5, No. 8 341
Wilbur T. Kattner The Arrow of Time performer slows down time in defined area, in there things falls slower, a pendulum swings slower, tuning fork changes pitch, pulse goes slower, then everything stops, then reverses, without methods posed as "exercise" Vol. 5, No. 8 341
Robert Gysel Lights Out way to prove that performer is standing at the wall in dark room when he is actually free to move around Vol. 5, No. 8 341
Bill Taylor To the Point deck on cork board, spectator throws dart, hit card matches prediction, for clarification see p. 372Variations Vol. 5, No. 8 342
Donald Seacome, Gray Leese, Joseph K. Schmidt Etcetera Vol. 5, No. 8 342
Unknown Anti-Gravico hydrostatic bottle, match slides in from below, then slides back down Vol. 5, No. 8 342
Morty Rudnick Two Coins two coins under two cards, one travels to the other, coins connected with thread, see also p. 348Variations Vol. 5, No. 8 343
Karl Fulves Babel on Larry Jennings, NY Mystery Dinner, Ben Braude, Aldini's "New Concepts In Magic" Vol. 5, No. 8 343
Joel Moskowitz Centrifugal four-coin sandwich, center two coins are stolen out, see also p. 348Related to
  • "Copper-Silver Sandwich" (Jack Dean, Linking Ring, June 1954)
Vol. 5, No. 8 344
Jerry K. Hartman Displaced card reversed in deck transposes with sandwiched card, see also p. 348Related to
  • "Repeat Transposition", 4th method (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #8)
Vol. 5, No. 8 344
Joseph K. Schmidt Rope Thru rope through performer's bodyVariations Vol. 5, No. 8 344
Martin Gardner Are You Psychic? performer and spectator each write down three words from a list of ten words, they match, see also p. 348 (originally from Ireland Yearbook 1943)Also published here Vol. 5, No. 9 345
Karl Fulves Babel Fred Kaps, Ed Marlo (heart attack), Hofzinser Folio, magicians' real name quiz, Vernon's Revelations, Milbourne Christopher, sale of Townsend collection Vol. 5, No. 9 346
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Novel Concepts With Cards by Aldini Vol. 5, No. 9 346
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Magic of Allan Lambie by Allan Lambie Vol. 5, No. 9 346
Larry Jennings Even Money pairs of cards given to spectator, he finds it impossible to guess color of any card, see also p. 420 for comment by Trevor DawsonInspired by Vol. 5, No. 9 347
Larry Jennings Bold Slip Cut top and bottom cards slipped off, rest slapped on top Vol. 5, No. 9 347
Peter Alexis Effigy spectator writes down body part, performer divines it via figure on slate, voodoo presentation Vol. 5, No. 9 347
Anna Eva Fay Paraffin Envelope for impressionRelated to Vol. 5, No. 9 347
Sid Lorraine, John Holt Etcetera word puzzles Vol. 5, No. 9 348
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Colorvision Revisited two color vision sets, three-phase matching routine Vol. 5, No. 9 349
Ned Powers Duplicate Thots with repeat Vol. 5, No. 9 349
Brian Jordan In One Second Flat gag sequence in which spectator is apparently taught how to read marks and he thinks he follows that aces have been removed and put in case Vol. 5, No. 9 350
Kirk Stiles Thru A Silk thimble penetrates silk, see also p. 348 Vol. 5, No. 9 350
John Hamilton Eyes of the Gods two spectators with half the deck each chose a card, spectators deal through deck and performer announces first card, second card spelled toVariations Vol. 5, No. 10 351
John Hamilton 3 by 3 three cards in packet divined, no-touch Vol. 5, No. 10 352
Karl Fulves Babel Chester Morris died, Rosemary Brown, word puzzles, Jack Channin Vol. 5, No. 10 352
John Hamilton Scientific Rope magnetic ends, held together with thread
- cut & restored
- Disappearing Knot
- Penetration Of A Wand Or Pencil
Vol. 5, No. 10 353
John Hamilton Additional Hamilton Ideas as telephone effect with possible liesInspired by Vol. 5, No. 10 354
John Hamilton Down & Out down under deal Tantalizer type routine, all 7s found and predicted, see also p. 373Inspired byRelated to Vol. 5, No. 10 354
John Hamilton Silk Flight silk into paper cone, rope waved over cone and silk is shown to have disappeared, rope torn in two and between the ends appears the silk à la 20th century Vol. 5, No. 10 355
John Hamilton Computer Cards card thought-of, counting procedure with deck by spectator, see also p. 402 for suggestion by Leslie MayInspired by Vol. 5, No. 10 355
John Hamilton False Cut straight cut, a bit unclear Vol. 5, No. 10 356
Alan Brown Future Ghost cards thought-of and not removed from deck, one-way faces or edge-marks or one-way crimp, see also p. 373 and p. 684Related toVariations Vol. 5, No. 11 357
Karl Fulves Babel getting Hofzinser book through Volker Huber, Harvey Rosenthal Vol. 5, No. 11 358
Robert (Bob) Hess Immovable Object deck in two packets, top cards shown and exchanged, on one packet it remains the same card, repeated several times Vol. 5, No. 11 359
Robert (Bob) Hess Irresistible Fours two cards as predictions, two cards chosen, makes four fours Vol. 5, No. 11 359
Dai Vernon Sandwich Exchange counting procedureRelated to
  • "The Eight In The Side Pocket" (Dai Vernon, Genii, March 1941)
Vol. 5, No. 11 359
Peter Alexis Canterbury Cups with various sleights and loadsInspired by Vol. 5, No. 11 359
Karl Fulves Visible Penetration ball through cup Vol. 5, No. 11 362
Joseph K. Schmidt, John Bowery Etcetera Vol. 5, No. 11 363
Joseph K. Schmidt Rope Thru Variation Inspired by Vol. 5, No. 11 363
John Bowery Added Bit for "Two Coins" coin travels to under card to second coin, coins connected with threadInspired by Vol. 5, No. 11 363
Horace E. Bennett Flying Knot knot jumps off the rope into air Vol. 5, No. 11 363
Roy Walton Back Into Time similar to "Time Machine", see also p. 388Related to Vol. 5, No. 11 363
Roy Johnson Rope Thru Impromptu! Inspired by Vol. 5, No. 11 364
Karl Fulves Child's Play Variations Vol. 5, No. 11 364
James G. Thompson Jr. Joint Signature "based on a card problem entitled Two-Card Quadrille", card signed on back by spectator as prediction, turns out to be later selection which is signed on the face Vol. 5, No. 12 365
Frank Butler Butler Fan Force card dragged to other side underneath thumb fanRelated to Vol. 5, No. 12 365
Karl Fulves Babel Magic Christian, Roger Smith's Necromancer, Marc Reymont Vol. 5, No. 12 366
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Chandu's Magical Varieties by Harold Chandler Vol. 5, No. 12 366
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Exclusive Magic by Harold Rice Vol. 5, No. 12 366
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Mind Scan by Dan Tong Vol. 5, No. 12 366
Art Spring Divining Cup numbered slips with information written by spectators in cup, performer divines contents, slips secretly burned via flash paper Vol. 5, No. 12 367
Peter Alexis Cup & Ball Techniques Vol. 5, No. 12 367
Unknown Tipover Move loading move Vol. 5, No. 12 367
Peter Alexis Clip Steal ball stolen from top of cup as another cup is put onto it Vol. 5, No. 12 368
Peter Alexis Routine very short two-cup routine with final load Vol. 5, No. 12 368
Peter Alexis Delayed Lapping Move ball lapped from cup Vol. 5, No. 12 368
Unknown Galloping Post sequence with cups and ballRelated to
  • Modern Magic Manual (Jean Hugard)
Vol. 5, No. 12 369
Jack Hara 4th Quarter card torn in four pieces, one given to spectator, others put in deck but one remains visible, it is pulled out and card is restored attached to itRelated to Vol. 5, No. 12 369
Jack Avis 3-Way Split transposition of two card with a third card (joker) on the table Vol. 5, No. 12 370
Francis Haxton 3-Way Split transposition of two card with a third card (joker) on the table, duplicate Vol. 5, No. 12 370
Peter Warlock 3-Way Split transposition of two card with a third card (joker) on the table, fake index court card Vol. 5, No. 12 370
Don Nielsen Location Plus coin appears next to selection in deck, comedy presentation ("your card is x cards and a quarter down in the deck")Related to
  • "Try This For Size" (Richard Himber, MUM, Sep. 1969)
Vol. 6, No. 1 371
J. W. Sarles Not a Knot long and short rope tied together, then knot slid in center and ropes untied, sliding knot Vol. 6, No. 1 371
Karl Fulves Babel escape artist Mario Manzini, John Scarne, Ibidem, Roy Walton, Ricky Jay ("self-styled hippie magician") Vol. 6, No. 1 372
Unknown Geometric Puzzle die and card in corner, wanted is the height of a triangle, see p. 424 for clue to solution Vol. 6, No. 1 372
Peter Isaacs, Arnold Benson Etcetera Vol. 6, No. 1 373
Walter Rollins Dice Stacking Ending Vol. 6, No. 1 373
Arnold Benson Comedy Spirit Telephone Vol. 6, No. 1 373
Theodore Annemann Two-Pile Reversal two packets, then shuffled together Vol. 6, No. 1 373
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predictedRelated toVariations Vol. 6, No. 1 374
Karl Fulves Parablox paper box used to take props from it, at the end it changes to solid block of wood, posed as problem, see also p. 402 for solution by Bill TaylorRelated to
  • "Boxes or Blocks" (The Magic Wand, June-Sep 1933)
Vol. 6, No. 1 374
Jack Miller Ball from Silk ball appears from silk, repeated for second ball, see also p. 410 for coin version by Harold Bester Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 375
Robert Parrish Duplex Slates color, food and city written on slate by different spectators, then put in envelope, another slate (signed by spectators) is used by performer to divine choices Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 376
Bob Still Sight Unseen eight or nine cards placed under head, spectator reaches underneath and turns some cards over, then performer, then spectator again, when hat is lifted only selection is face-down Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 376
Milton Twin Echo geometric shape written on pad by first spectator, then a word by another, performer tears and burns both pieces, impression via sharp pencil, perhaps "D. Milton" (Fulves pseudonym)? Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 377
L. Vosburgh Lyons Hexed layout puzzle with seven paper hexagons, see also p. 602 Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 378
Francis J. Baker Stop Trick blank card with "STOP!" appears at same number in one heap as selection in other heap Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 378
Robert (Bob) Hess Spirit Aces black aces rise to top of four-Ace-packet repeatedly, a black ace travels from pocket back to aces, then red aces to pocket Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 378
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si StebbinsRelated to Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 379
Harvey Rosenthal Match Go matches travel from one matchbook to another, see p. 415 for credit informationRelated to
  • The Gen (June 1961)
Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 379
Peter Alexis Mini-Mental two cards thought of from eight card-packet Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 380
Al Baker Cups & Balls routine via John Braun, H. Adrian Smith, Lou Tannen
eight phases
Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 381
Roy Walton Devilish Die die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath dieRelated to Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 383
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computerRelated toVariations Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio 384
Dai Vernon The IBM Card "deck as computer", ten-card packetRelated to Vol. 6, No. 2 385
Emil Jarrow, Theodore Annemann All In A Row coin layout puzzleRelated to Vol. 6, No. 2 386
Marvin Johnson Blue Dice two numbers generated with dice, two spectators select cards and remove cards according to their numbers, both spectators selected the same card and it has different colored backInspired byRelated to Vol. 6, No. 2 387
W. Mason Bet-A-Bill betting game, the last digit of which bill is highest Vol. 6, No. 2 387
Dr. Ben B. Braude Number-Card spectator notes numbers on four slips, those used for backwards count Vol. 6, No. 2 387
Robert Eagle, John Hudak, Harold Bester, Noel Coughlin Postscript Vol. 6, No. 2 388
Robert Eagle Penny Gag using special advertisement penny Vol. 6, No. 2 388
Brian Jordan Your Thot without exchanging decks Vol. 6, No. 2 388
Tony Cole Duo Flight three blank cards, geometric shape drawn on center one and those placed in envelope, same procedure with written name and second envelope, transposition, gaffed envelopes, see also p. 402 for suggestion by Robert Byrne Vol. 6, No. 2 389
Jack Posetary No Mirror reading colors of cards, whet thumbnail as shiner, see also p. 411Related to Vol. 6, No. 2 389
Roy Walton Controlled Fate number, day of the week and color chosen and predicted, see also p. 402 for ideas by Kenn Eastin and Greg MooreInspired by Vol. 6, No. 2 390
Dave Ossip Miracle Coin Fold see also p. 415, p. 420 for comment by Bob Still Vol. 6, No. 3 391
Karl Fulves Babel P.C. Sorcar died, Al Flosso, Jack Ferero, Hofzinser translations Vol. 6, No. 3 392
Karl Fulves (reviewer) An Approach to Genuine Magic - Part Two by J. Stewart Smith Vol. 6, No. 3 392
Bradley Efron Las Vegas Dice non-transitive dice, also as packets of cards, see also p. 410 for idea by Stewart Olney Vol. 6, No. 3 393
Shirley Quimby Shirley Quimby's Method for non-transitive dice set Vol. 6, No. 3 393
Gene Nielsen More Than Coincidence spectator deals through Si Stebbins, counting, if count matches value, he stops, this card named by performer Vol. 6, No. 3 394
Ben Christopher Link Illusion - The Heel Grip
- The Shrinking Ring
- The First Link
- The Expanding Link
- Drop Link
- The Missing Link
Vol. 6, No. 3 395
Ed Thiele He Has It! handkerchief nods on the selection in tabled row, but it's not it, it's in the handkerchief instead, see also p. 410 for comment by Steve Holland, p. 420 for comment by Leslie May Vol. 6, No. 3 396
Charles Ostin The King's English spectator writes letter on slate, next spectator adds later and so on until word is formed, this is predicted in typed form, see p. 426 for comment by William Taylor
(spelled "Charles Osten", see p. 637 for correction)
Related to Vol. 6, No. 4 397
Karl Fulves Babel Clayton Rawson passed away with 64, John Scarne newspaper clipping Vol. 6, No. 4 398
Joseph K. Schmidt Center Tear spectator writes card in center of square paper, cut into four pieces and puzzled together so a center section is missing, can be presented as pseudo center tear, see p. 527 for comment by L. Vosburgh LyonsInspired by Vol. 6, No. 4 398
Karl Fulves Initial Encounter signed card is really burned in window envelope, reproduced from back of hall, signatures of people are savedRelated to Vol. 6, No. 4 399
Ralph Gironda Jack-Jack jacks covered with card case, card chosen, jack of same suit vanishes and is found in card caseInspired byVariations Vol. 6, No. 4 399
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe The Lost Trick of R.W. Hull "An Article On The Hypnotic Joker"
two spectators select face-down cards at table them, then name any cards, they match
Related to
  • "Hypnotic Joker" (Hugard's Magic Monthly, May 1962)
Vol. 6, No. 4 400
E. Leslie May, Kenn Eastin, Greg Moore, Robert Byrne, Bill Taylor Etcetera Vol. 6, No. 4 402
Edward Victor, Frank Butler Perfected Prophecy six cards in row, backs numbered, spectator rolls die, this card predicted, step-gaff and die with missing number, see also p. 415Related to
  • Edward Victor (Magic of 1936)
  • Frank Butler ("Mental Magic Compendium", Magic Wand, March 1947)
Vol. 6, No. 4 404
Sid Lorraine Solution to Parablox paper box used to take fruit and food from it, at the end it contains a solid die that fills up the entire boxInspired by Vol. 6, No. 5 405
Karl Fulves Babel Vol. 6, No. 5 406
Karl Fulves Someone Like You eight-card packet, spectator tries red-black separation, the score of hits and misses is looked up in an index of possible scores, on the correct score the spectator is described in detailRelated to Vol. 6, No. 5 407
Ed Ryan Collector two double facers Vol. 6, No. 5 407
Stewart Judah, John Braun Stewart Judah's Cups & Balls "An Article by John Braun" Vol. 6, No. 5 408
Harold Bester, Jack Epley, Steve Holland, Stewart Olney, Harrison Beale Etcetera on criticism, see also p. 426, see p. 1036 for real author Vol. 6, No. 5 410
Martin Gardner Turnabout Coins coin layout puzzleRelated toVariations Vol. 6, No. 5 412
George Blake Oracle Jr. "Oracle" as location instead of prediction, packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse farosInspired by Vol. 6, No. 5 412
J. Stewart Smith To The Top "Coming Up in the World" precursor, shown by a soldier in 1942, see also p. 415, p. 426 for comment by Charles HudsonRelated to Vol. 6, No. 6 413
Jerry K. Hartman One Way Ghost "Two Tricks" No. 1, for credit information see also p. 684Inspired byRelated to Vol. 6, No. 6 414
Jerry K. Hartman Down & Deal "Two Tricks" No. 2
three or more spectators select cards and receive packets, they all do down-under-deals simultaneously and end up with selections
Vol. 6, No. 6 414
Karl Fulves Babel on Lu Brent, Al Flosso, Joseph Schmidt's artwork, Lionel King anecdote doing magic for drunks Vol. 6, No. 6 414
Richard Muller Unclipped linked paper clipped variation in which linked clips unlink, see bottom for credit information Vol. 6, No. 6 415
Roy Walton, Bob Veeser Oracull sixteen-card packet, mate found, see p. 424 for correctionInspired by Vol. 6, No. 6 415
Mel Stover Bill Fold Vol. 6, No. 6 416
Robert (Bob) Hess Joker Mental odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named cardVariations Vol. 6, No. 6 416
Charles T. Jordan Spirit Aces four Nines and four Aces in piles on table, two nines put on top of deck followed by two aces, yes aces are on table and all four Nines on top of deck, two extra aces and step gaff, see p. 424 for correction Vol. 6, No. 7 417
Karl Fulves Babel Micky Hades, The Luscher Color Test Vol. 6, No. 7 418
Norman Osborn Card Layout Puzzle for solution see p. 427 Vol. 6, No. 7 418
Francis J. Baker, Ron Baille In the Sands cardboard box with sand, spectator writes ESP symbol in sand and shakes sand, assistant recreates sand drawingInspired by
  • idea in Pentagram from Ron Baille, ca. 20 years ago
Vol. 6, No. 7 419
Fred G. Taylor Sleeper spectator notes bottom card and pockets it along with next nine cards of same color, then performer finds cards of opposite color Vol. 6, No. 7 419
E. Leslie May, Bob Still, Cushing Strout, Trevor Dawson Etcetera Vol. 6, No. 7 420
Karl Fulves The Left-Handed Knot comedy rope routine with two spectators and ring, woman can free rope from ring and man cannot
- Handling of the Knot
- Outline of the Routine
- The Psychic Release
see also p. 676 for anecdote
Related to Vol. 6, No. 7 421
Jerry K. Hartman She Jumped transpo in sandwiches, see p. 424 for correctionInspired by Vol. 6, No. 7 422
Gene Finnell Checkerboard Game betting game with 4x4 checkerboard and cover cards that cover all except one square, performer always wins, see also p. 486 for comment by Bill TaylorVariations Vol. 6, No. 8 423
Karl Fulves Babel S. Leo Horowitz died age 77, John Scarne on David Frost show, Don Alan on Gary Moore show Vol. 6, No. 8 424
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Coins of Ishtar by Jules DeBarros
Vol. 6, No. 8 424
Arthur Hill The Odd Color number of red cards in one half counted, that number of black cards counted down, this card predicted, see also p. 439
- The Follow Up (location effect)
Variations Vol. 6, No. 8 424
G. W. Hunter Paper Tear two pieces of paper torn and restored, see page 438Related to Vol. 6, No. 8 425
William Taylor, Charles Hudson Etcetera on criticism Vol. 6, No. 8 426
Ed Thiele Contrary Cards card turns over with strange procedureVariations Vol. 6, No. 8 426
Roy Walton Double Discovery mates to two selections found in twenty-card packet Vol. 6, No. 8 428
Martin Gardner Paradox Papers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, Steve Shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for Gene Nielson handlingRelated to Vol. 6, No. 9 429
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles HudsonInspired byRelated toVariations Vol. 6, No. 9 430
Karl Fulves Babel Sam Schwartz providing S. Leo Horowitz notebooks Vol. 6, No. 9 430
Al Baker Spirit Sum flap slate Vol. 6, No. 9 430
Reinhard Müller 3-Card Catch one-handed sandwich throwRelated toVariations Vol. 6, No. 9 431
Cushing Strout Gaffed Coins coin through plastic case into glass from Okito box, magnetic Vol. 6, No. 9 431
Karl Fulves Gaffed Coins - 3/4 Silver Fake double facer with silver on one side and a bit of silver and mostly copper on other side, used in transposition with Okito box, see also p. 513Related to Vol. 6, No. 9 432
Jean Hugard New Reverse first wrong card turns over, then right card Vol. 6, No. 9 433
Jean Hugard Cover-Up Card Precursor according to Fulves Vol. 6, No. 9 433
Tom Harris Just Chance with three envelopes, historical commentsRelated to Vol. 6, No. 9 434
Robert E. Neale Thru & Thru white pop-up cardboard die slides through black die and vice versa, see also p. 439 & p. 486 for suggestion by Al Weyfield Vol. 6, No. 10 435
Karl Fulves Babel death of George McAthy, credit statement on linking rubber bands, John Scarne, geometric puzzle (for solution, see p. 470), Paul Cinquevalli's juggling closerRelated to Vol. 6, No. 10 436
Mike Rogers Four Jacks jacks covered with card case, card chosen, jack of same suit vanishes and is found in card caseInspired by Vol. 6, No. 10 437
Unknown Gambler's Cop brief Vol. 6, No. 10 437
Unknown Card from Case from underneath flap Vol. 6, No. 10 437
Tan Hock Chuan Tan's Trick pattern folded into paper behind back on signed paper that should not be possible so quickly, see also p. 476 for comment by Gershon Legman and p. 521 for Bruce Arnold comment Vol. 6, No. 10 437
G. W. Hunter Resusciated Tissue Paper Related toAlso published here
  • Effective Modern Tricks (Will Goldston, 1914/1915)
Vol. 6, No. 10 438
Peter Alexis Strange reversed Ace of Spades ends up next to selection, then changes back colorInspired by Vol. 6, No. 10 439
Edmund Rowland News Test newspaper folded and edges cut off, number counted to, Koran's binary newspaperRelated toVariations Vol. 6, No. 10 440
Burling Hull Slate Trick Master Slate Writing, writing appears on slates, described thanks to Mickey Hades (see p. 460)Inspired by Vol. 6, No. 11 441
Robert (Bob) Hess L'Express top and bottom card of deck transpose, see correction on p. 460Inspired by Vol. 6, No. 11 442
Karl Fulves Unmatch five reds and five blacks mixed, spectator points to any five, removed as block, cards from both piles simultaneously turned over, always one red and one black, see also p. 460VariationsAlso published here Vol. 6, No. 11 443
Paul Swinford Pirouette flourish for ring and rope routine, see also p. 521 for J. G. Thompson Jr. comment Vol. 6, No. 11 444
Karl Fulves, Sam Leo Horowitz S. Leo Horowitz Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 446
Sam Leo Horowitz 3-Card Princess as finale in last phase the other two vanish, see also p. 476Related to Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 446
Sam Leo Horowitz The Okito Box Routine copper-silver transposition, also using deck of cards, six phases Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 447
Sam Leo Horowitz Assembly Turnover Move lid replaced, box turned over in process Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 448
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one, originally marketed in the 1930s, see also p. 504 for further information (Ed Marlo's Phantom Deck) Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 449
Sam Leo Horowitz Master Card Routine routine of packet tricks, see following items Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 449
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 450
Sam Leo Horowitz End Grip Buckle bottom card of packet held in right hand, buckled and transferred to bottom when placed on left-hand packet Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 450
Sam Leo Horowitz Follow The Leader two four-of-a-kinds Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 451
Sam Leo Horowitz, Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 451
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus queens and kings are paired, yet separate again Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 452
Sam Leo Horowitz Displacement Move & Display two packets are apparently put on top of each other, but some cards are displaced Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 452
Sam Leo Horowitz Royal Marriage six phases, miniature card finale, see also p. 476Related to Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 453
Sam Leo Horowitz Cups and Balls six phases, see also p. 476Also published here
  • The Sphinx, September 1938
Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 454
Sam Leo Horowitz Put-Back Move one card exchanged while two four-of-a-kinds are displayed and separated Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 456
Sam Leo Horowitz Master Copper & Silver copper/silver routine with two cards and newspaper sheet, eight phasesVariations Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio 457
Ken Krenzel Protean Pelf see also p. 521 for Bill Everett commentVariations Vol. 6, No. 12 459
Karl Fulves Babel price increase Vol. 6, No. 12 460
Jerry K. Hartman Notes on 3 Card Catch three selection, found with four acesInspired by Vol. 6, No. 12 461
Harvey Rosenthal Notes on 3 Card Catch different gripInspired by Vol. 6, No. 12 461
Unknown Simplex Method selection stays in center and is dragged out from there, "Several magicians suggested the handling about to be described."Inspired by Vol. 6, No. 12 462
Francis Haxton Joker, Jr. ungaffed method, odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named cardInspired by Vol. 6, No. 12 462
Ben Christopher Nokito Box using bottomless Okito box, three phases, different gaff options in "Added Notes" Vol. 6, No. 12 463
Roy Walton Chameleon Cards color changing backs small packet routine, four blue-backed queens and green joker shown, situation reverses, then queens become red-backed, see also p. 486Inspired by
  • "Look An Illusion" (Larry Jennings, Genii Magazine)
Vol. 6, No. 12 464
J. W. Sarles End Result in-the-hands versionInspired by Vol. 7, No. 1 465
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, see also p. 512 and also p. 550 for ideas by "Eddie" Cowles and Karl FulvesRelated toAlso published here Vol. 7, No. 1 466
Don Nielsen Trance Coin copper coin in match box, silver coin in Okito box, copper travels into Okito box, lifts lid and jumps out, see also p. 486 for credit information and comment by Kenn E. EastinRelated to
  • "Tribute to Okito" (Dennis Loomis, 1963, Tops)
Vol. 7, No. 1 466
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 StroutInspired by Vol. 7, No. 1 467
Unknown 10-20 Force Vol. 7, No. 1 467
Karl Fulves Jacob Daley's Notebooks Vol. 7, No. 2 469
Karl Fulves Babel Lou Tannen, John Holt, must-read card books, Kabbala as Pallbearers-imitation, Swinford's More Faro Fantysy Vol. 7, No. 2 470
Dr. Jacob Daley Deuce Sandwich card sandwiched and cut in deck, top card shown, it transposes with card in sandwich which then changes back to original selection, from the Daley Notebooks Vol. 7, No. 2 471
Sam Leo Horowitz 8's & 9's from the Daley Notebooks #602Also published here Vol. 7, No. 2 471
Arthur Finley Sleeve-A-Coin coin vanish and reproduction, coin dropped in sleeve when pen is removed from inside pocket, from the Daley Notebooks Vol. 7, No. 2 472
Arthur Finley Ace Vanish face-up with palmed cover card, also as color changeVariations Vol. 7, No. 2 472
Dai Vernon, Stewart Judah Automatic Poker same set-up dealt over and over for two players, from Daley Notebooks Vol. 7, No. 2 473
Dai Vernon, Stewart Judah Coincidence performer pockets card from one deck, spectator cuts another deck and counts down according to value of bottom card, card arrived at matched card in pocket, Ace to King stack, from Daley Notebooks Vol. 7, No. 2 473
Dr. Jacob Daley, Eddie McGuire Poker Face II same structure as Fingerprint Trick, from Daley NotebooksRelated to Vol. 7, No. 2 474
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley NotebooksVariations Vol. 7, No. 2 474
Al Baker Coins & Purse three coins removed from purse vanish, the reappear in two pockets and underneath purse, then purse with coins vanishes Vol. 7, No. 2 475
Neal Elias Ambitious Get Ready "Get Ready For Braue After Zingone" (see next trick)Inspired by Vol. 7, No. 3 477
Louis Zingone Surprise Reverse card on top, another card put in center, it rises to top and other card is reversed in centerVariationsAlso published here
  • Surprise Reverse (Cigam, Walter Schwartz, 1931)
Vol. 7, No. 3 477
Karl Fulves Babel on Fred Lowe and his death Vol. 7, No. 3 478
Robert (Bob) Hess Droxene's Ring two paper rings link onto a ribbon, then with each otherRelated to Vol. 7, No. 3 479
Ben Christopher Double Mental two selectionsRelated to Vol. 7, No. 3 480
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486Related to Vol. 7, No. 3 481
Norman Houghton Hyper Silk silk through wand, see also p. 679 for referencesVariationsAlso published here
  • "Hyper Silk" (Gen, Feb. 1961)
Vol. 7, No. 3 482
J. W. Sarles Notes on Hyper Silk, also with ringInspired by Vol. 7, No. 3 482
Gene Finnell Mathematical Twins spectator cuts to a card and places it aside, then cuts another packet off and mate is found with Milk Build procedure and down-under deal, see also p. 508Related toVariations Vol. 7, No. 4 483
Karl Fulves Babel Mike Rogers about First American Cardman's Day Vol. 7, No. 4 484
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Thimbles With A Light Touch by Kirk Stiles
Vol. 7, No. 4 484
Norman Houghton Money Count Gag gag when getting money in bank Vol. 7, No. 4 484
Dai Vernon The Loving Couple King and Queen transpose in the deck, see also p. 486Related to Vol. 7, No. 4 484
Stewart Judah Dice Go two red dice in one dice cup transpose with two green dice in second cup, see also p. 508Related to
  • "Patriotic Dice" (Walsh/Mishell, Dice Dexterity, p. 15)
Vol. 7, No. 4 485
Sid Lorraine Token Trickery metal token with performer's name engraved, it changes into name of selection Vol. 7, No. 4 485
Charles Hudson, Al Weyfield, Bill Taylor, Kenn Eastin Etcetera Vol. 7, No. 4 486
Karl Fulves Mathematical Twins Variation mate found after klondike shuffleInspired byRelated to Vol. 7, No. 4 487
Robert (Bob) Hess 22¢ Trick two glasses with a dime and penny in each, dime penetrates bottom of each, see also p. 640 for suggestion by reader Vol. 7, No. 4 487
George Zacharellis Zacharellis' Double card spring off from thumb between first two fingersRelated to Vol. 7, No. 4 487
Martin Gardner Color Thot spectator pushes out 26 cards from tabled spreadInspired byVariationsAlso published here Vol. 7, No. 4 488
Karl Fulves J. G. Thompson, Jr. introduction to the Folio Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 490
James G. Thompson Jr. Eye Spy spectator writes with lipstick on mirror, performer divines the information Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 491
James G. Thompson Jr. Twin Forcast two predictions written on business card, business card stabbed into deck between predictionRelated to Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 491
Unknown Top Card Glimpse deck face-up, rear card jogged to right slightly Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 491
James G. Thompson Jr. Third Eye window envelope handling, see p. 527 for idea by Bob Still Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 492
James G. Thompson Jr. Tangible Intangible presented as thought-of card Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 493
James G. Thompson Jr. Master Move as Switch replacing card to bottom, actually second from bottom Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 494
James G. Thompson Jr. Improved Question Reading envelopes
- Part Two (shorter test with only three envelopes)
- Part Three (as a two-person act)
Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 494
James G. Thompson Jr. Jet Thought one of five cities predicted in envelope (with index)Variations Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 497
James G. Thompson Jr. Strongest Thought five spectators write stuff on billets, secret instructions on what type of information to write on billet, sealed envelope reading method, chalk with razor blade Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 498
James G. Thompson Jr. Thoughts At Work selection removed from deck and checked that it's missing, yet removed card changes to indifferent card and selection is back in deck Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio 500