779 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black
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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 All Red - All Black with electric deck More Magic 20
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 Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
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 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
Theodore Annemann A Matter of Policy story gag trick with twenty giant cards, ten democrats and ten republics, see page 54 for further comments and page 99 for improvement by Max Holden, see page 172 for improvement by Andrew BrennanRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 35
Stewart James Miraskill Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 147
Stewart James The Candy King Miraskill with candiesVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
William Larsen The Perfect Guesser performer knows whether cut-to card is red or black, one-way alternating Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 160
Unknown Red or Black deck of all black cards becomes all red, face-up face-down alternating cards as impromptu rough-smooth principle Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 231
Unknown To Separate the Red Cards from the Black basic stripper deck application Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 263
E. L. Whitford Red or Black cards are shown all red or black, or all blue backed, then red backed, also rough smooth, end stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 281
Charles T. Jordan Positions Unknown named cards are produced and deck separated into colors, stacked stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 273
Stewart James Miraskill reprinted from Jinx Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 330
Theodore Annemann Red or Black one-way backsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 161
Jack Vosburgh Stalemate The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 113) 671
Walter B. Gibson Like Seeks Like 3&3, precursor to Oil & Water using glide The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 569
Jack Vosburgh "Fifth Column" political story presentationRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 675
Nate Leipzig From the Pen of Leipzig two shuffled decks are covered with handkerchiefs, performer removes a card with each hand, they match Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 7) 1
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
Walter B. Gibson Pay Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phasesRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
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
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
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
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill miraskill with matchesRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 581
Dr. William T. Palchinas Skill-Nil! combination of several routines, here as Palchanis
-Pay Off (Walter Gibson)
- One Good Trick (Walter Gibson)
- A Total Mystery (Tony Kardyro)
- Total Mystery / Sensational Sensitive Finger Tips (Tony Kardyro)
- Card-Incidence (Charles Terraneau)
Related to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 183) 731
Paul LePaul Color Segregation The Card Magic of Le Paul 169
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle original six-card versionRelated to Controlled Miracles 21
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards No. 18, Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks Scarne on Card Tricks 38
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
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 Oil and Water 4&4 The Cardician 111
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4x4 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 293) 1170
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 Sense of Touch crimp The Cardician 4
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
William Zavis More Footnotes on: Rouge et Noir with two royal flushesInspired byRelated to The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 299) 1196
Walter B. Gibson Pay-Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phasesAlso published here The Best in Magic 97
Brother John Hamman Face Up - Face Down Surprise cards separated in reds and blacks, triumph with reds, black selection found in red pile, red and black piles change placeRelated to The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 32
Brother John Hamman The Chameleon Colors reds and blacks separated, some red cards change to black and back, then halves transposeVariations The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 37
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
Charlie Miller Red and Black Packets selected cards from red half and black half transpose The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 56
Al Mann A Mental Puzzle cards are put in a bag, spectator removes some, performer too and the rest is given to a second spectator, performer divines amount of red and black cards each spectator is holdingRelated to Still More Miracles in Mentalism 26
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
Howard A. Adams Straight Curve Miraskill with ESP cards The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 357) 257
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
Harry Lorayne Red & Black Fantasy spectator pockets some red and black cards, performer divines how manyVariations Personal Secrets 11
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
Bob Hummer, Harry Lorayne Hummer Addition spectator reverses some cards, below table magician reverses more so named total is achieved, as kicker all are one color My Favorite Card Tricks 30
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 Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 39
William P. Miesel Named Red Card in Black Packet as a problemVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 41
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47 and "Technicolor Prediction" (Ireland Year Book 1962)Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 9) 45
Edward Marlo Named Red Card in Black Packet solution to Miesel's problemInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 10) 51
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solutionInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 11) 56
Bruce Cervon The Proposition black card in red half, spectator should remove a red one, whole packet changes to blackInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 12) 59
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
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, fifty-two double facers (!)Related to Epilogue (Issue 1) 2
Dai Vernon Black and Red Puzzle Small packet version (false dealing) Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 37
Peter Alexis Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines numberRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 8) 103
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control - Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
- Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
- Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 9) 111
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser Red Magic Variation spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines numberInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 12) 128
Eddie Taytelbaum Oil and Water 2&2 The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 292
Herb Zarrow Oil and Water Phase 3&3 Deck-Sterity 95
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
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
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 189
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with 2 card locationRelated toVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
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
Karl Fulves Future Perfect Miraskill with face-up/face-down instead of red/black, previous selection found in odd-colored pileRelated toVariations Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 58
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse Notes combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath PrincipleRelated to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro) 48
Karl Fulves Black Magic Notes effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, see also Addenda on page 60Related to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro) 49
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation some red-black matching occurs, gilbreathInspired by Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two-card locationInspired by Epilogue (Issue 5) 38
Rick Johnsson, Harry Lorayne, Walter Rollins Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocketRelated to Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faroInspired by Epilogue (Issue 7) 51
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
Ernest Heldman Out of this World Clean-up Hierophant (Issue 1) 27
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
Edward Marlo Impromptu Repeat Miraskill Miraskill effect with face-up/face-down cards instead of red/black cards Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
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
Martin Gardner The Compleat Gamester Addition red-black betting game with eight cardsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 5) 324
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
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
Roy Walton Friendly Persuasion separating in suits, unusual procedure Hierophant (Issue 3) 125
Karl Fulves Small World stripper deck Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement) 87
Roy Walton Divided We Stand kind of small-packet OOTWInspired by Epilogue (Issue 8) 61
Paul Swinford, Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Revisited deck cut in three piles, one pile looked over, performer knows number of red and black cards in other piles, handling for Gilbreath's "Separating One Deck With One Shuffle" (Linking Ring, July 1958) More Faro Fantasy 44
Ron Ferris Girl Happy two cards chosen from 2 halves each - four Queens Expert Card Chicanery 22
Peter Kane Red Oil - Blue Water 4&4, mixing climax Another Card Session with Peter Kane 2
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 11) 443
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
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio) 450
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 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 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
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
Roy Walton Long Shot four spectators select the only red cards from about half the deck The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 11) 560
Roy Walton Coincidence in Colour Tale Twisters 3
Harry Lorayne The Fantastic Deal Jog red/black separation except named quartet (aka "The Great Divide") The Great Divide 1
Karl Fulves Unmix 2&2 Mexican Monte 12
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
Don Reavis A Red & Black Separation Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 139
Karl Fulves Maximum Leader 2&2 oil water, twisting, then all backs change to various colors Mexican Monte 18
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 The Bridge transposition of red and black cards Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2, No. 5) 36
Karl Fulves Attraction after riffle shuffle cards are dealt in pairs, matching red or black pair is always followed by pair of other colorRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Chromatic Telepathy spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which redRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffleRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 4
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, fifty-two double facers (!)Related to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 6
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffleRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 12
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 16
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card locationInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 67
Rick Johnsson, Walter Rollins, Harry Lorayne Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocketInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 72
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faroInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 75
Karl Fulves Unmatch five red and five black cards, spectator choses five, when turned up in pairs they always are one red and one blackAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 80
Charles Hudson Match Up Inspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 91
Karl Fulves Random Notes (2) miniature Oil & Water Packet Switches (Part Two) 108
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
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 Camouflage all cards black as kicker, see also p. 57 Packet Switches (Part Two) 98
Karl Fulves Oil & Water 5&5, cards alternate at climaxRelated to Notes From Underground 3
Karl Fulves Mini Miraskil eight cards, two methods Notes From Underground 44
Unknown Oops Again reversing the centre card to eliminate counting Super Subtle Card Miracles 109
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
Edward Marlo Impromptu Repeat Miraskill Miraskill effect with face-up/face-down cards instead of red/black cardsRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 74
Joseph K. Schmidt Impromptu Miraskil with face-up/face-downInspired byVariations Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 87
Martin Gardner Color Thot Inspired byAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 81
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Pointed Up Wager proposition plot (problem by Fulves): 1 black card in a packet of red cards, spectator cuts to single black card, 6 methods The Unexpected Card Book 102
Robert Connelly "Say Red" betting game whether next card is red The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 3) 702
Paul Curry The Red And The Black spectator arrange the deck, cards are in red/black pairs except the aces. Paul Curry Presents 53
Roy Walton Obsolete Prediction four packets of four cards with different order of red and black cards, chosen one matches the prediction Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 4) 40
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
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #8 cards openly separated into suits, then reds shuffled together and blacks, halves put together, they magically mixAlso published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 11) 791
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
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
Edward Marlo, Brother John Hamman Double Surprise version of Hamman's "Mumble Jumble", partial rough-smooth The Unexpected Card Book 42
Karl Fulves Retrospective column about hard to find tricks, comments on OOTW The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 6) 724
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
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
Phil Wye Obsolete Encore Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 11) 134
Peter Kane, Gus Southall Gil's Game spectator cannot win in red-black game in which he has to select groups of one colorRelated to
  • New Pentagram, June 1970
A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 4
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
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
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
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, 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
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
Edward Marlo Oil and Water plus Climaxes 4&4, routine with all black climax Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 148
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
Nick Trost Weighing the Colors Tell how many red/black cards there are in each pile Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 20
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
Nick Trost Kings and Queens Royale Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Nick Trost The Lone Stranger Spectator locates own card by unknowingly placing it with a group of cards of a different colorAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 5
Nick Trost Color Match-up Spectator able to colors of ten pairs of cards Subtle Card Magic: Part One 10
Al Stevenson, Stewart Judah Stripper Deck Location Color separation with two selections Subtle Card Magic: Part One 30
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
Jon Racherbaumer Obiter Dictum comments on Oil & Water and Hofzinser connection "The Magic Separation" Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 56
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases Classic Tackler 12
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
Nick Trost Three Jacks - Three Aces Separation type of effect Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 5
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
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climax Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 46
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
Karl Fulves Quinary Colors five reds and 5 blacks are shuffled, one color penetrates table Packet Switches (Part Four) 214
Karl Fulves Black on Blue spectator shuffles small packets, all change to black, four change back color Packet Switches (Part Four) 255
Kevin Davie Red-Black Surprise Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 12) 449
Gene Maze Manhattan Transfer 3&3, two phases Packet Switches (Part Five) 342
David Carré The Card Expert multiphase routine, fullstack Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 6) 366
Martin A. Nash Colors On The March see p. 449 for additional creditingAlso published here Any Second Now 275
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets Packet Switches (Part Four) 254
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
Bob Farmer, Bert Allerton, Jerry Mentzer Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul a red and a black jumbo card are cut into four 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
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
Karl Fulves Flim Flam chosen red card is only red card in black poker hand and vice versa The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1117
Karl Fulves Card Problems (D) packet with divided red and black cards, spectator inserts joker, exactly at dividing point, posed as a problem Interlocutor (Issue 17) 65
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
Karl Fulves Mass Transit spectator choses card from black pile, performer finds it from red pile which turns out to be the black pile Transpo Trix 56
Allan Ackerman Streamlined Oil and Water 3&3, full deck finish Here's My Card 77
Stephen Clark Curious deck shuffled face-up/face-down, two suits named, cards of those suits corresponds with remaining reversed cards after they are removed The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1177
Brother John Hamman 2 Shuffles Harry red black kickerVariationsAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 85
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
Danny Dew Oil and Water 4&4, extra card Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 150
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
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces missing part of text and illustrationsInspired by Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 5) 512
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
Ron Ferris Ribbon Candy spectator finds red cards in black pile and black cards in red pile, alternating set upVariations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 9) 246
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
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
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Triple Triumph red black kicker and four king productionRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 6) 207
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
Karl Fulves Drift 4&4, way to displace color so spectator can mix cards The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1299
Jeff Busby Disguised Water 4&4, color changing back kicker for one color Card Cavalcade Finale 13
Philip T. Goldstein Mixed Triplets 3x3, three phases, in the end all cards are black Goldstein's Gallery 12
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