590 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation
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Unknown To Distinguish the Court Cards by Touch preparing by "bending" edges slightly upwards with knife Modern Magic 69
Unknown Biseauté or Tapering Cards red-black application Tricks with Cards 39
Unknown Die geheimnisvollen Würfel - two dice thrown and sum counted to repeatedly until deck is divided in two halves, they're separated in red and black
- red and black separation by performer without dice but crimp or punch instead
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 110
Jack Merlin Another Red and Black Effect a red card and a black card are selected, after the shuffle the deck is separated and in one hand are all red cards and the black selection and in the other hand vice versa Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Jack Merlin A Routine of Sleights at the Card Table - cards in spectator's pocket, card fished out very fast
- second and bottom dealing expose
Merlin at the Card Table 2
Unknown The Red and the Black colors shown separated, deck shuffled, still separated Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 60
Theodore Annemann Red or Black? Related to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 14
Unknown To Separate the Red Cards from the Black basic stripper deck application Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 263
Charles T. Jordan Positions Unknown named cards are produced and deck separated into colors, stacked stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 273
Theodore Annemann Red or Black one-way backsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 161
Jack Vosburgh "Fifth Column" political story presentationRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 675
Walter B. Gibson Like Seeks Like 3&3, precursor to Oil & Water using glide The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 569
Edward Marlo, Jean Hugard Do As I Do - U Can't Unless I Want U 2 eight cards for performer and spectator, basically oil&water effect, two methods, Hugard's and Marlo's Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 37
Edward Marlo Sense of Touch crimp The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 78) 317
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 203
Arthur H. Buckley The Four Bandits Expermient No. 43 - jacks are produced, inserted in middle and come to top, deck is separated in reds and blacks Card Control 213
Warren Wiersbe, Bob Hummer Double Separation packet shuffled face-up face-down, then statement over condition made and colors separated, inspired by trick from "Half-A-Dozen Hummers"Inspired by Mental Cases With Cards 11
Roger Barkann Follow the Leaders routine with red/black effects
- prediction of red / black relationship (Phoenix No. 1)
- Out of this World (not explained)
- Follow the Leader (not explained)
- Slop Shuffle Color Separation
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 409
Arthur H. Buckley Dealing from the Bottom mentioning the idea to deal bottoms to all players except oneself and performing OOTW with bottom deals Card Control 105
Jack Potter 3 Jacks Every Time three jacks are laid alternated with indifferent cards and come to the top, as a prelude to "3 Jack & a Pat" by WeisbeckerRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 503
J. B. Bobo "Out of this World" Followup - Effect Number 2 decks with colors separated is mixed, yet the colors stay separated Watch This One! 55
Paul LePaul Color Segregation The Card Magic of Le Paul 169
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle original six-card versionRelated to Controlled Miracles 21
Edward Marlo Marlo's Janus some red and ten cards are mixed, spectator deals them on face-up cards on table, all color match, double facers, see also p. 837Variations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 206) 822
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards No. 18, Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks Scarne on Card Tricks 38
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme No. 47, Cards mixed face up/down, spectator separates face up/down, as well as red/blackVariationsAlso published here Scarne on Card Tricks 83
George Schindler Sealed Penetration deck is sealed and put in spectator's pocket, performer fishes card out very fastRelated to The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 237) 949
Bill Simon Call to the Colors Related to Effective Card Magic 79
Gustave Bollag Further Out of this World with rainbow deck The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 257) 1029
Edward Marlo Janus some red and ten cards are mixed, spectator deals them on face-up cards on table, all color match, double facers The Cardician 17
Edward Marlo Oil and Water 4&4 The Cardician 111
Dr. Jacob Daley Rouge et Noir five red cards and five black cards are shuffled, spectator separates the cards by colorVariations The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 287) 1146
William Zavis Footnotes on Rouge et Noir different card switchesInspired byRelated to The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 293) 1172
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4x4 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 293) 1170
Edward Marlo Sense of Touch crimp The Cardician 4
William Zavis More Footnotes on: Rouge et Noir with two royal flushesInspired byRelated to The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 299) 1196
Edward Marlo 76-76-67-67 no selection, using faro shuffle, with variation that ends in red-black separated deckRelated to Faro Notes 29
William P. Miesel Another Impromptu Out of this World doing Miraskill for separating red and black cardsRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 6) 7
Dai Vernon Colour Separation four red and black cards are separated behind the back, crimp Inner Secrets of Card Magic 14
Dai Vernon Oil and Water 4&4, extra cardsRelated to More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 20
Dai Vernon Wedge Break Displacement Variations More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 22
Cliff Green General Delivery - Cards to the Pockets six cards, red black alternating, vanish and reappear color-separated from 2 different pockets Professional Card Magic 134
Harry Lorayne Out of this Universe some red and black sorting comes out despite real shuffles, not really OOTW effectRelated to Close-up Card Magic 80
Edward Marlo Color Eliminator color reflects on back of other card or nail polish on fingertipRelated to Estimation 35
Edward Marlo Follow Up red black separation of deck The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects) 4
Dr. James Hoy O.O.T.W. Climax with two selections in opposite colored packets The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 393) 400
U. F. Grant, Harry Lorayne Impromptu Out of this World no credit My Favorite Card Tricks 26
Paul Curry Out of this World Magician's Magic 239
Paul Curry Chapter Thirteen: The Mind Reels Henry Green performing Out of this World for Winston Churchill Magician's Magic 237
Karl Fulves The Red Queen's Move spectator guesses red or black, red-black pairs formed on table, see also p. 864 for credit informationRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 42
Dai Vernon Black and Red Puzzle Small packet version (false dealing) Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 37
Eddie Taytelbaum Oil and Water 2&2 The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 292
Roy Walton Color - Sense eight indicator cards distributed on table, deck shuffled in four packets, then distributed on top of those eight cards, the piles match the indicator card in colorRelated to
  • correction on p. 86
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 4) 84
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variationRelated to
  • p. 116 for comment by Fred G. Taylor, Fulves and backdating to 1958
  • Ibidem #16 (p. 11)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 7) 99
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4 odd-backed, red-backed faces change to black as finaleRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 1st Folio) 140
Herb Zarrow Oil and Water Phase 3&3 Deck-Sterity 95
Harry Lorayne Faro Blockbuster 3&3, as climax the cards are reversed in deck, some faro shuffles, then deck is separated in red and blacks Deck-Sterity 92
Harry Lorayne Out of this World Memory presentation for OOTW as memory stunt Deck-Sterity 55
Fred Becker Out of this World Variant really shuffled The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 9) 110
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separatedRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 6) 171
Paul Swinford Opus Thirteen Gilbreath Principle & Faro Shuffle, new deck order Faro Fantasy 37
Robert Page All But One CATO red black separation routine, p. 241 for further referenceRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 10) 197
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge red-black separation after riffle shuffle with location combo, gilbreath Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cardsRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 13) 21
Ben Christopher Status Quo reds and blacks separated, they stay separated despite shuffling, then done with small packet (4 & 4)Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 5) 248
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 1) 291
Roy Walton Oil and Queens transformation kickerVariations The Devil's Playthings 15
Ernest Heldman Out of this World Clean-up Hierophant (Issue 1) 27
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly, see p. 289 for reference, p. 292 for comments by George McLean & George BlakeRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 7) 257
Aldini, Ronald Haines Color Affinity Out of this World Roughingly Yours 13
John Hamilton Instant Oil 4&4 (based on a Marlo 3&3 handling from Ibidem) Epilogue (Issue 8) 64
Edward Marlo Dealing in Oil and Water 4&4, Benzais' Cop, dated 1962 Advanced Fingertip Control 140
Jack Posetary No Mirror reading colors of cards, whet thumbnail as shiner, see also p. 411Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 2) 389
Karl Fulves Small World stripper deck Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement) 87
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 9) 347
Roy Walton Divided We Stand kind of small-packet OOTWInspired by Epilogue (Issue 8) 61
Roy Walton Friendly Persuasion separating in suits, unusual procedure Hierophant (Issue 3) 125
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cardsRelated to More Faro Fantasy 16
Ron Ferris Dynamite with red black separation climax Expert Card Chicanery 23
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 9) 430
Peter Kane Red Oil - Blue Water 4&4, mixing climax Another Card Session with Peter Kane 2
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 5) 407
Lin Searles M/Separation 4&4, using the Monge Shuffle Epilogue (Issue 12) 89
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio) 450
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus queens and kings are paired, yet separate again The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio) 452
Karl Fulves Technicolor Thought Related to The Book of Numbers 12
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 7) 419
Karl Fulves Technicolor Thought divided deck location, then set-up for "No Mirror"Related to The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 16
Karl Fulves Technicolor Shuffle cutting to red cards, secret strip out condition The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 19
Roy Johnson Un-Worldly Second Time Around 35
Harry Lorayne The Fantastic Deal Jog red/black separation except named quartet (aka "The Great Divide") The Great Divide 1
Roy Walton Coincidence in Colour Tale Twisters 3
Roy Walton An Illogical Conclusion four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually Tale Twisters 5
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 8) 528
Karl Fulves Unmix 2&2 Mexican Monte 12
Karl Fulves Maximum Leader 2&2 oil water, twisting, then all backs change to various colors Mexican Monte 18
Don Reavis A Red & Black Separation Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 139
Edward Marlo Rouge et Noir four red, 4 blacks Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 11) 85
Martin Gardner Color Thot spectator pushes out 26 cards from tabled spreadInspired byVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 4) 488
Brother John Hamman Suit Yourself even suits matchInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 7th Folio) 540
Roy Walton Isolator card selected, cards dealt in two piles by spectator, colors separated except selection, faroVariations Epilogue (Issue 19) 175
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and 4 blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separateVariations Notes From Underground 7
Karl Fulves Random Notes (2) miniature Oil & Water Packet Switches (Part Two) 108
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variationRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 2
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separatedRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 10
Gene Finnell Magnetic Colors Variation starting on bottom of page Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 66
Marvin Johnson Logical Odd Event two selections found and red-black separationInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 77
Karl Fulves Oil & Water 5&5, cards alternate at climaxRelated to Notes From Underground 3
Karl Fulves Camouflage all cards black as kicker, see also p. 57 Packet Switches (Part Two) 98
Edward Marlo "For Faro Shuffler Only" deck is separated in reds and blacks, a faro is shuffled, colors still separated Marlo's Objectives 23
Karl Fulves Four Gone 4&4, oil and water type routine, unequal transpo kicker Notes From Underground 53
Unknown Oops Again reversing the centre card to eliminate counting Super Subtle Card Miracles 109
Martin Gardner Color Thot Inspired byAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 81
Walt Lees Cull-A-Separation a red card and a black card are reversed in the deck and attract the other cards of the same color Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 4) 46
Mike Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath Card Cavalcade II 90
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #7 cards openly separated into suits, then shuffled together fairly with riffle shuffle, yet red-black colors remain separatedAlso published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 11) 790
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 12) 816
Karl Fulves Color Blind no-palm handling of Criss Cross, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for commentInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 1) 822
Paul Curry The Problem Of Card 13 spectator selects twelve cards from the the deck, which are all the same suit as a card previously removed, see also Hofzinser's first problem "Choice of Color" (Magic Christian: "Non Plus Ultra - Hofzinsers Kartenkünste Band 2" p. 317) Paul Curry Presents 1
Edward Marlo Return to Colors red black separated deck is mixed a bit and still separated The Unexpected Card Book 142
Edward Marlo, Brother John Hamman Double Surprise version of Hamman's "Mumble Jumble", partial rough-smooth The Unexpected Card Book 42
Paul Curry The World Revisted some credit information and the classic routine Paul Curry Presents 91
Paul Curry Best Of Possible Worlds Paul Curry Presents 94
Paul Curry Mindmaster spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they are mixed or have the same color Paul Curry Presents 100
Paul Curry Odds And Evens spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they have an odd or even total Paul Curry Presents 106
Fred Robinson Spectator Magician Plus Related toAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 3) 33
Karl Fulves Retrospective column about hard to find tricks, comments on OOTW The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 6) 724
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Lose or Win Proposition sixteen cards, pair arrangementInspired by The Unexpected Card Book 92
Edward Marlo The Gaffed Proposition sixteen cardsInspired by The Unexpected Card Book 96
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Favorite Routine and Procedure sixteen cardsInspired by The Unexpected Card Book 97
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme with face-up/face-down mix of twenty cards behind spectator's backRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 6) 724
Karl Fulves Addenda handling variationInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 6) 725
Martin Gardner, Clayton Rawson Further Ideas Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 6) 726
Ronald B. Edwards Even Money World Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 8) 745
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens Magic With Faucett Ross 214
Edward Marlo Dissertation on Oil and Water credit information Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 143
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phases Card Cavalcade 3 96
Karl Fulves Strike/Oil 4&4, unconventionalRelated to Epilogue (Issue 24) 229
Karl Fulves The Basic Color Upset 4&4 Methods with Cards - Part 2 98
Karl Fulves Red/Black Mystery 4&4 alternated, separated in four and four, a fifth card added to each group makes whole group red and black Methods with Cards - Part 1 10
Karl Fulves Calculated Colors 3&3 or 4&4, weird mixing procedure, "mathematical oil & water"Variations Methods with Cards - Part 3 208
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase One four Jacks alternate, joker placed in middle, colors separate Kannibal Kards 1
Karl Fulves Other Suggestions (A) 2&2 oil and water
(B), (C) & (D) suggestions for cannibal themed tricks
Kannibal Kards 7
David Solomon "Conditioned Oil and Water" 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 158
Edward Marlo "Further Dissertation on Oil and Water" more on crediting and history, with letters to George Sands, Bruce Elliott Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 160
Edward Marlo 3rd Phase (Oil and Water) 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 165
Edward Marlo Oil and Water plus Climaxes 4&4, routine with all black climax Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 148
Edward Marlo, David Solomon "Oil and Water" 4&4, three phasesInspired by
  • "Wild Root" (Ibidem)
Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 166
Edward Marlo "Cutesey Climax" Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 156
Francis Carlyle Out of this World Tips and Bits of Business The Magic of Francis Carlyle 74
Roy Walton Earthbound with ten cards Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 9) 103
Edward Marlo Bluff Call to Colors "Group Count" Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 226
Edward Marlo Miracle Call to Colors Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 229
Al Stevenson, Stewart Judah Stripper Deck Location Color separation with two selections Subtle Card Magic: Part One 30
Nick Trost Kings and Queens Royale Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Jerry Andrus The Psychiatric Shift separating four face up cards from for face down cards Andrus Card Control 37
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cardsInspired by Close-Up Sampler - Part 1 15
Ken Beale Apartheid II 3&3Related to
  • "Apartheid" (Ibidem)
Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 291
Jon Racherbaumer Oil & Water credit information Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 45
Jon Racherbaumer The Veeser Phase 4&4 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 48
Edward Marlo Early Oil & Water 5&5, then more cards Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 49
Gene Castillon, Jon Racherbaumer The Floating Phase 4&4 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 55
Karl Fulves Snapblack 2&2, first oil&water phase, then twisting phase, then all become blackRelated to Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 306
Karl Fulves Oil & Water - Tri It (3&3 separation)
- X3 (3&3 mixing phase)
- The Primaries (4&4 mixing phase)
Related to Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 311
Jon Racherbaumer Obiter Dictum comments on Oil & Water and Hofzinser connection "The Magic Separation" Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 56
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climax Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 46
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases Classic Tackler 12
Nick Trost Three Jacks - Three Aces Separation type of effect Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 5
Shigeo Futagawa Japanese Ace Trick Oil and Water effect with two red Aces and two black Aces Subtle Card Magic: Part One 22
Roy Walton Denary Deceit packet out of this world with the help of a ten Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 1) 309
Martin A. Nash Colors On The March see p. 449 for additional crediting Any Second Now 275
David Carré The Card Expert multiphase routine, fullstack Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 6) 366
Karl Fulves Quinary Colors five reds and 5 blacks are shuffled, one color penetrates table Packet Switches (Part Four) 214
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets Packet Switches (Part Four) 254
Gene Maze Manhattan Transfer 3&3, two phases Packet Switches (Part Five) 342
Bob Farmer, Bert Allerton, Jerry Mentzer Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul a red and a black jumbo card are cut into 4 pieces, the pieces change places, oil and water, missing part of the description is published in "Jazz Pieces"Related to Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 2) 476
Juan Tamariz The Oil and Water of Tamarix 4&4, two phasesVariations Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 3) 484
Philip T. Goldstein Deca Oil & Water 5x5 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Mixtant colors mix 4x4 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Up & Down Mixtant 4x4 cards mix face up and face down Scattershot 10
Dai Vernon Vernon's Oil & Water 4&4, five phasesRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1029
Paul Curry, John Scarne Scarne's Psychic Experiment Special Effects 71
Paul Curry The Charm Of Luck a talisman influences the outcome Special Effects 74
Unknown Out of this World Variation small packet Card Cavalcade Four 99
Brother John Hamman 2 Shuffles Harry red black kickerVariationsAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 85
Frederick Braue A Routine Fred Braue on False Deals 18
Erhard Liebenow Open Color Separation red card shuffled into black cards and eventually separate again Liebenow On Cards 18
Jon Racherbaumer Push-thru Failure Triumphs Arch Triumphs 29
Father Cyprian The Spectrum Effect two card prediction from half the deck, all other cards redInspired by
  • "Colorincidentally" (Tony Chaudhuri, "Bedazzled!", 1977, p. 31)
The Chronicles (Issue 3) 1085
Frederick Braue The Braue Handlings twelve cards, seconds and bottoms
- Six and Six alternating
- Alternating to Pairs
- Alternating to Triplets
- Pairs to Alternating
- Pairs to Triplets
- Triplets ot Alternating
- Triplets to Pairs
- Alternating to Six Red, Six Black
Fred Braue on False Deals 16
Gus Southall The Gus Southall Routine from a letter, 1961-01-10
optional stripper deck finale
Fred Braue on False Deals 20
Allan Ackerman Streamlined Oil and Water 3&3, full deck finish Here's My Card 77
Danny Dew Oil and Water 4&4, extra card Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 150
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces missing part of text and illustrationsInspired by Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 5) 512
Karl Fulves ColorSlip 2&2 with Joker im middle, "This is an odd variation of the color-separation effect." Transpo Trix 27
Karl Fulves Transit Notes 5&5Related to Transpo Trix 58
Dai Vernon Instant Oil & Water 4&4, extra card The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1175
Steven Kuske OOTW Related to Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 6) 526
Paul Curry Paul Curry Writes on Out Of This World and as a response to referenceInspired by Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 10) 582
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Triple Triumph red black kicker and four king productionRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 6) 207
Roy Walton Magic 10 twenty-card packet separated by color with a Ten spot card The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1274
Edward Marlo Technicolor Oil and Water 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 132
David Solomon 10 Card Oil Water Telecolor 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 143
Edward Marlo Second Technicolor Oil and Water 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 146
David Solomon 8 Card Oil and Water 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 125
Edward Marlo Pure Oil and Water 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 127
Jeff Busby Disguised Water 4&4, color changing back kicker for one color Card Cavalcade Finale 13
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4
- The Premise
- The Routine:
1. The Shah's Gambit
2. Second Chance
3. Unmisers
4. The Impossible Phase
Variations Four Color Problems 3
Karl Fulves Contact Colors 2&2, with card with cut-out section The Topological False Count 7
Karl Fulves Drift 4&4, way to displace color so spectator can mix cards The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1299
Stewart Judah Oil & Water "Retrospective"
3&3, extra card
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1239
Karl Fulves Push Push 3&3, based on 6-as-6 false countRelated to The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1267
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4, addition to referenced trickInspired by Interlocutor (Issue 34) 131
Philip T. Goldstein Mixed Triplets 3x3, three phases, in the end all cards are black Goldstein's Gallery 12
Karl Fulves All Blacks when some reds and blacks are mixed together, the cards will always become black, multiple phasesRelated to Four Color Problems 19
Karl Fulves Black Out 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, see p. 1301 for commentRelated toVariations The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1277
Karl Fulves Rouge et Noir small packet approaches
- New Noir
- Rouge I
- Rouge II
- Cheaters
Four Color Problems 11
Paul Cummins Oiled and Watered 3&3 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 10) 402
Steve Kuske Oil Colours spelled Kuskie Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 8) 896
Karl Fulves Red Less Black spectator separates colors from back, number of errors are called, performer then names all cards Curioser 51
Karl Fulves Six Quik 3&3, reds face-up and blacks face-down, could be odd-backed, separation in stages, then at once Color Quik 3
Karl Fulves Quik Ending alternate procedure for "Six Quik"Related to Color Quik 6
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4, four phasesRelated to Color Quik 36
Frank Garcia Oil and Water kings and aces Exclusive Card Secrets 62
Gene Maze Oil and Water 3&3, four phases The Gene Maze Card Book 30
Karl Fulves Principle Prism 4&4, reds and blacks are mixed and they still alternate, weird effect, two phasesInspired by Parallel Lines 13
Karl Fulves Part One introduction to "instant, visual color separations" Color Quik 2
Karl Fulves Automatic Oil 4&4, three phases Color Quik 25
Karl Fulves Arm Twister 4&4 Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Color Quik 2&2, reds and blacks mixed in fan condition, when fan is turned over colors have unmixed, visual, multiple phases, selected card appears as finale and signature on it changes into mirror writing Color Quik 9
Karl Fulves Diagonal Switch 4&4, mixing process for Oil & WaterRelated to Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Cornered Colors 4&4, based on previous "Diagonal Switch" Color Quik 28
Karl Fulves Red Riser some red and black cards mixed, reds rise to top one by oneRelated to Color Quik 30
Karl Fulves Scribble 4&4, instant unmix, face-up and face-down Color Quik 33
Karl Fulves Interspace notes on "Ultra Mix" routineRelated to Color Quik 34
Karl Fulves Zen And Water 4&4, spectator mixes cards, posed as problem Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Oil & Arabs 2&2, with transformationsRelated to Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Part Three on strength (or lack of) of oil and water plot and finales Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Mesmerism reds & blacks mixed, they cling to card box, then one color drops free Color Quik 45
Karl Fulves Gargoil oil & water combo with follow the leader, no method Interlocutor (Issue 41) 163
Bob Hummer Hummer's 18 Card Mystery spectator takes eighteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and divines the amount of reversed cardsVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 7
Bob Hummer Hummer's Swindle spectator takes sixteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile behind his back, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and without looking reverses all cards back in order Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 7
Bob Hummer The Lonely Card CATO routine, cards turned face up, performer takes packet behind back and reverses all cards except selectionRelated toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 7
Bob Hummer The Little Moonies CATO routine, cards with moon faces printed on them, one way they are smiling held the other way the are sad, spectator marks two cards on the pack and cuts them in the deck, performer takes cards behind back, all moons are in smiling orientation except marked two Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 8
Bob Hummer The Magic Separation face-up and face-down cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other (1940)Variations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 9
John F. Mendoza Face Up Red-Black Shuffle red and black cards are riffle shuffled multiple times, yet they stay separated John: Verse Two 19
Karl Fulves Backless 2&2, backs of one color disappear in stepped spread Color Quik 41
Karl Fulves Slider 3&3, mixed and placed in box which is flicked with first finger, one color jumps out Color Quik 47
Karl Fulves Red Cards Vanish one color vanishesRelated to
  • first method in "Impromptu Holdouts"
Color Quik 49
Karl Fulves Red Alert 2&2, "Color Quik" with transformation into red kickerInspired by Color Quik 15
Karl Fulves Super Gaff Method 2&2, extra card produced at endInspired by Color Quik 16
Karl Fulves Tying The Knot red and black cards have hole, string through it and pulled up, only one color remains on string, posed as problem Color Quik 23
Roy Walton Oil & Water Handkerchief Finale one color penetrates handkerchief, without method Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Oil & Water Suspension Finale all cards cling to hand, one color then falls off Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Problem Box spread of four cards placed on card box, two cards vanish and are found inside case, no method Color Quik 44
Karl Fulves Endings - 5 card fooler idea, trick in which 5 stepped cards are printed on cardboard the the queen must be paper clipped from other side
- oil & water packet paper clipped and one color becomes free
Color Quik 48
Karl Fulves Color Migration red and black cards mixed, one color travels under other hand on table one by one or at once, posed as problem Color Quik 50
Sam Schwartz All Red 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, then all eight cards change to redInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1308
Karl Fulves A Red Queen Note note on routiningRelated to Color Quik 14
Karl Fulves Blackgammon "Believed to be the simplest approach in the published literature to the effect where the spectator guesses the colors." The Chronicles (Issue 28) 1342
Stephen Minch San-Sub Inspired byRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 12) 572
Steve Dobson "Incrediblack" odd-looking shuffle sequence separates deck in colors except selection Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 11) 558
Don England Very Simple R/B Triumph red-black separation climax Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Clubs) 21
Karl Fulves Checkers "Two Tricks"
three reds and three blacks alternated, dealing procedure to separate colors or turn every other card over
The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1363
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Card Thirteen in Spades" spectator selects all spades, deck with all spadesInspired by
  • Racherbaumer (New Pentagram, Nov. 1979)
Related to
Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2, No. 11) 80
Leslie Scalbert, Fred Castle, Roy Walton Oil and Queens Variation on original trick by Walton, done with jumbo cards - Oil and Water with four Queen kicker Magic With Giant Cards 4
Ron Ferris, Harry Lorayne Firestorm Two top cards of freely cut to packets are divined, one ahead, red black separation kicker Best of Friends 513
Ian Land Getting Lost in the Shuffle Hofzinser Ace Trick combined with Triumph, optional red black separation climax Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 5) 1044
David Solomon Refined Oil and Water 4&4 Sessions 125
Karl Fulves Ices and Kings four Aces, four Kings, two cards exchanged, stay separated, and so on, credit claimRelated toVariations Six Impromptu Card Tricks 6
Karl Fulves Iced Notes comments on previous trick and presentational ideas Six Impromptu Card Tricks 10
Christian Scherer Öl und Wasser Encore 4x4, with two extra cards Card News '82 71
Christian Scherer Öl und Wasser 4x4Inspired by Card News '82 65
Derek Dingle Oil and Vinegar transformation kicker The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 167
Richard Vollmer Very Nice Oil+Water 4&4, all red kicker Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5, No. 9) 673
Jon Racherbaumer Vanishing Oil and Water 4&4, all cards become blank, gaffed The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 86
Karl Fulves Bounce Black 4&4, all cards end with same color Six Impromptu Card Tricks 46
Philip T. Goldstein Ascension transformation kicker, inspired by of Roy Walton's "Oil and Queens"Inspired byRelated to Best of Friends 473
Karl Fulves Tactics four spot cards & 4 picture cards, "Pair Poker", spot cards transform into kings Six Impromptu Card Tricks 47
William P. Miesel Water and Oil Barrons Inspired byVariations Fork Full of Appetizers 29
Jerry K. Hartman Hue View using twenty cards Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5, No. 1) 582
David (Foote) Drake Out of this Alphabet abc card variation, first red black separation then also consonants and vowels Fork Full of Appetizers 64
Reinhard Müller, Justin Branch "Mish Mosh" gilbreath and dealing procedure to separate suits, non-faro method of a Justin Branch effectVariations Best of Friends 314
Richard Kaufman Every Everywhere two selections, each appears "on top, bottom, in center", red-black kicker The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 95
Edward Marlo Clearly Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cards, four phases, spectator assists Marlo without Tears 223
Daryl Martinez Sunrise four of a kind, reds come back to top even though when alternated The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 91
Magic Ronnay The New Oil and Water Routine with eight identical red and eight identical black cards, five phases Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 1) 1161
Ken Krenzel "Unique" Application of Roy Vasquez' "Unique", cards put in case, one color jumps out Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 10) 830
Paul Harris Mixed-Up Perfectionist reds and blacks mix themselvesRelated to A Close-Up Kinda Guy 64
Karl Fulves Separating the Colors r/b alternating aces on top, 2 shuffles, separated; using block transfer Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 183
Bill Kalush Trapped Triumph combination of Triumph and Sandwich effect, deck in order with card in correct position, with variationsRelated to Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 28
Ray Kosby Cooking With Oil & Water 4&4, separation and mixing phase The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 103
Ernst Pancrazi Four Parts Oil 4&4, no extra cards, four phasesVariations Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 2) 883
Edward Marlo (A) Red Black Sensing mexican joe crimp Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 215
Edward Marlo Full Deck Oil and Water red black separated deck is faro shuffled and separation preserved Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 61
Jerry Sadowitz The Five of Diamonds oil and queens, followed by royal couples into pocketsRelated to Cards Hit 24
Alex East The Magician's Name oil and queens, with colored cards, as a kicker the a name appears Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 5) 1215
Reinhard Müller Out of the Escorial I sorting in four suits Arcane (Issue 11) 147
Reinhard Müller Out of the Escorial II sorting in four suits Arcane (Issue 11) 149
Reinhard Müller Gilbreath in the Escorial sorting in four suits Arcane (Issue 11) 150
Ron Ferris "X To See" Inspired byVariations Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 12) 1151
Brother John Hamman New Shuffles Harry starting with shuffled deckRelated to The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3, No. 34, 35 & 36) 362
John W. McClure Oil and Water Supreme 4&4, odd-backed, no extra cards