Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
edited by John J. Crimmins Jr.
Work of Jean Hugard
403 pages (Hardcover), published by D. Robbins & Co., Inc.
Illustrated with drawings by Nelson Hahne
Language: English
(728 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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500 per page
Creators Title Comments & References Page CARC Categories
Al Baker Twin Souls two cards 17
Unknown The Magic Breath trick succeeds on second count 17
Charles T. Jordan Reversed Court Card four cards in a row, spectator turns one end for end, performer knows which one 18
Walter B. Gibson The Sagacious Joker four spectators pocket a card each, the joker is tapped against pocket and performer knows the cards, four methods 19
Unknown Reverse Deal Force see No. 3 19
Dr. James William Elliott The Trio simple no-touch force for any number of cards 20
Unknown Cards of Chance 21
Unknown Classic Force crude and brief 21
Victor Farelli Push selection procedure that sets a key card 22
Unknown Shuffling Despite Key Card 22
Glenn G. Gravatt Card Detectives spectator pockets two cards and performer divines them, basically a bold force 22
Unknown The "Easy" Card In Wallet card brought to arm pit from behind back 22
Unknown Prediction confusing cut to force two cards, possibly by Ralph W. Hull (see Trost reference) varied by "Double Discovery" (Nick Trost, 1997) 23
Unknown A Smart Location card is inserted and hit through deck, control with riffle shuffle 23
Ladson Butler The Whispering Queen deck is shuffled and dealt in 4 heaps, bottom cards divined 24
Ladson Butler Memorizing Four Cards tips 24
Theodore Annemann The Card Doctor 24
Charles T. Jordan Stampedo card identified with post stamp travels from packet into deck 25
Charles T. Jordan Color Divination colors separated, spectator moves red card in black pile, card is predicted, repeated 26
Charles T. Jordan The Vanishing Pair two cards travel from one half into half in card case, miscalling see also "Way Ahead Card to Card Case" (Eddie Fields, 1976) 26
Charles T. Jordan The Unknown Leaper card at thought-of position transposes with unknown card varied by "Lateral Leap" (Karl Fulves, 1982) 27
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & Arthur Leroy Self Control any card is removed and put in pocket where it sticks out, any card named, card from pocket is named card see also "The Three of Clubs" (Ralph W. Hull & Unknown, 1938) 27
Arthur Leroy Breast Pocket Switch card is sticking out of pocket and switched as it is removed see also "Breast Pocket Switch" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 28
Unknown In His Pocket one of three cards thought of, performer puts all in pocket, removes two of them, right one remains 28
Unknown Showing Pocket Empty brief 28
Theodore Annemann Find The Queen four aces and a queen sealed in 5 envelopes and mixed, performer locates queen 28
Dai Vernon Super Card Prediction stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same point varied by "Dai Vernon Force" (Dai Vernon & Frederick Braue, 1985) 29
Al Baker The Finger Points muscle reading, thought of card 29
Dai Vernon The Five Card Mental Force see also "Psychological Locations" (Ormond McGill & Dai Vernon, 1951),
"Daisection" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1982)
Unknown "Just Think" Mental Mystery any card thought of, spectator writes down indifferent cards and selection, psychological, pencil reading 31
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the aces 31
Walter B. Gibson Surpasso selection is inserted in cased deck by spectator and divined, deck pressed together in case 32
Unknown New Card Discovery two key cards, spectator shuffles briefly 32
Unknown Thought Card from Pocket one of 5, deck is put in pocket and performer removes thought-of card 33
Unknown Naming Cards in the Dark cards are divined by touch with lights out 33
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust 34
Lu Brent U Find Your Card 34
Joe Berg & Unknown The Card and Crystal Ball spectator divines selection in crystal ball, with variation by Joe Berg see also "The Town Skryer" (Orson Welles, 1946) 35
Findley & Charles T. Jordan The Secret Mathematician from any named card the performer removes a card with same suit and cards that add up to the value from pocketed deck, binary, which "Findley"? 35
Howard Albright The Secret Mathematician - Variation inspired by "The Secret Mathematician" ( Findley & Charles T. Jordan, 1937) 36
Tommy Tucker The Card Miracle - Certain: 1. Tucker's Version spectator cuts anywhere and remembers bottom card, estimation, card is on top or in pocket in this handling see also "Fourth Method" (T. Nelson Downs, 1909) 37
Percy Abbott 2. Abbott's version. "The Certain Card Trick." spectator cuts anywhere and remembers bottom card, estimation, dealing out in packets and asking in which one it is 37
T. Nelson Downs 3. The Nelson Downs Original. spectator cuts anywhere and remembers bottom card, estimation, card is on top or in pocket in this handling see also "Fourth Method" (T. Nelson Downs, 1909) 38
William Larsen Cut in Detection estimated floating key card 39
Milton Sleight of Foot deck is kicked with foot and splits at selection, salt 39
Jean Hugard System for Arranging Cards for Any Spelling Combination explained with the effect in which every value in a suit is spelled out 41
Jean Hugard Spelling Trick spelling trick with thirteen cards of a suit and story 41
Charles T. Jordan Trailing the Dovetail Shuffle to its Lair distributing stacked suit with 2 riffle shuffles 42
Lawrence Gray Spelling a Card simple 43
Lawrence Gray Duplex Comedy Speller indifferent card is spelt, spectator spells his card but succeeds only in second try 43
Victor Farelli Farelli's Impromptu Speller (Gray's Speller - Single Card) simple 44
Unknown Knock Out Speller simple 44
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card 45
Ben Erens Superlative Speller estimation to follow position, maneuvering selection to approximately 12 45
Unknown You Selected the - estimation 46
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with 11 letters except for 4 exceptions, card is placed at position 11 by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection 46
Unknown Impromptu Speller system for spelling every card with thirteen letters 46
Charles T. Jordan Wizard Spelling Master two banks that spell with 9 resp. 12 card each 47
Unknown Top Bottom Cull as cards are counted from hand to hand one section is placed on top, one on bottom 47
Charles T. Jordan Spectator's Red Black Shuffle spectator deals divided deck in 2 heaps and riffle shuffles them 47
Unknown Peculiarities of the Pasteboards three selections, one spelt to, one appears on top, one reversed 48
Unknown Double Lift Reverse top of page 49
Jean Hugard The New Spell card is spelt out and appears reversed at correct position 49
Jean Hugard Oops Control Variation reversed key card that is accidentally discovered 49
Jean Hugard Leg Reverse 49
Mehlon Clayton The Automatic Speller three piles are formed and reassembled to place selection at twelve 49
U. F. Grant Spellino spectator's name is spelt see also "What's In A Name?" (Nick Trost, 1997) 50
U. F. Grant Spellino Climax performer names a card and spells it, repeated 51
Howard Albright Howard's Simplex Speller 51
Unknown Control with Bridged Deck bottom of page 51
Unknown Push-Back Count cards are counted from top of pack, first one is stolen back 52
Unknown U Spell Your Card 52
Unknown An Easy Speller 52
Unknown Thought Spelling progressive set-up, three spectators 53
Unknown Quadruple Spelling progressive set-up, 4 spectators 54
Theodore Annemann Another Thought Spelling progressive set-up 54
Jimmy Kater Improved Spelling Trick progressive set-up 55
Unknown Think It - Spell It progressive set-up with eight cards 55
Charles T. Jordan Improved Chevalier deck shuffled twice, named suit removed, all values spelt out 56
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For full deck stack varied by "Shock Spell" (Father Cyprian, 1983) 56
Unknown The Shuffled Spelling Bee deck shuffled twice, named suit removed, all values spelt out 57
Unknown The Double Speller two selections, out of hand selection procedure 58
Tom Sellers The Whispering Speller cards in small packet are spelt apparently at random 59
Ralph W. Hull The Joker Spelling Routine thirteen card packet, values are spelt out one by one, but when spectator tries it, he always gets the joker 59
Unknown Variation of Joker Spelling thirteen card packet, values are spelt out one by one, but when spectator tries it, he always gets the joker 59
Tom Sellers The Joker Speller ten card packet, values are spelt out one by one, but when spectator tries it, he always gets the joker varied by "Negative Speller" (Jim Steinmeyer, 2014) 60
Unknown Sure Winner Spelling Bee eleven cards (ace through jack) order themselves like the magician wants, doesn't work for spectator 60
Frank Squires & Lloyd E. Jones Frank Squires' Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up varied by "Frank Squires Speller" (Frederick Braue, 1985) 61
Jack Gwynne Gwynne's Speller every value is spelled out from full deck, stack see also "Chinese Miracle" (Brother John Hamman, 1972) 61
Theodore Annemann Spell It Yourself two decks, progressive set-up, out of hand selection procedure 62
Tom Sellers Seller's Speller Idea any named card is spelled out with deck in pocket, pocket index 63
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo Speller set-up and one-way deck 63
Unknown Perfect Spelling Trick deck with four duplicate sets of thirteen different cards 64
Unknown Card Spelling Deluxe very fair, deck with 4 duplicate sets of 12 different cards 64
Unknown Lazybones short card 65
Theodore Annemann Think of a Card one of 18, card spelled out, short card 65
J. C. Cannel The Spelling Bee three spectators choose four cards each and choose of one of them, short card 66
Unknown A Peculiar Coincidence key card 67
Unknown You Do As I Do key card 68
Unknown Identical Thought key card 68
Unknown Two Souls with a Single Thought key card 68
Unknown Follow Me 68
Victor Farelli A Close Work Discovery key card 69
Unknown A Follow Up Effect key card 69
Donald Holmes Coincidence creative method to add key card 70
Donald Holmes Card on Glass card on top of glass is invisible for audience when they look on edge 70
Unknown Loyd's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde two cards are exchanged from two packs 70
Unknown A Variation of the Above two cards are exchanged from two packs 71
Unknown Another Do As I Do 71
Unknown Do As I Do In The Dark to be done with lights out 72
Sam H. Sharpe Domination of Thought key card, originally from Conjured Up varied by "Domination of Thought" (Al Mann & Sam H. Sharpe, 1976) 72
Unknown A Strange Coincidence each one reverses two cards - the same, one deck is stacked 73
Unknown Coincidence Again card with mirror foil on the corner to glimpse spectator's selection 74
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeated see also "Card of Coincidence" (Dai Vernon, 1961) 74
Unknown Synthetic Sympathy two selections from different decks match 75
Unknown Slip Transfer transferring a card from deck to deck 75
Unknown Showing Two Cards as One crude 76
Unknown Backs Up forcing a picture card by placing all other picture cards to bottom ("take the first picture card" after riffle shuffle) 76
Unknown Mental Coincidence two cards from two deck put in pockets match, one switched in pocket 77
Unknown Coincidence two decks, one in spectator's pocket one in performers, two selections, repeated (spectator plunges in pocket and takes out first card he can get), one marked, card index in pocket 78
Unknown Another Marvelous Coincidence two selections from 2 packs match 78
Unknown Missing Corner Second Deal whole corner is missing 79
Unknown A Card Sympathy one stacked 79
Dr. Jacob Daley Paradox of Pairs 80
Jean Hugard Follow Me with 2 spectators, originally from Jinx 81
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card see also "A Couple of Cards Get Together" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 82
Glenn G. Gravatt Mental Vision four cards chosen and divined, pencil dot card 82
Unknown Card Control with Pencil Dot Card one or multiple cards 82
Unknown Phenominal Thought Cards selection is found by sense of touch blindfolded, punch marked key card 83
Arthur H. Buckley Indetecto divining chosen number and card, impromptu punched card with finger nail 83
Unknown Detected by Fingerprints behind the back key placement 84
Unknown The Three Heaps three key cards 84
Charles T. Jordan Double Prediction two cards are counted to after reverse faro procedure 85
Unknown Reverse Faro 85
Charles T. Jordan Impenetrable Stop Trick performer tells spectator to stop when before he deals selection 85
Unknown Nail Bump Card 85
Charles T. Jordan Mephisto's Prediction position of selection is predicted 86
Charles T. Jordan The Sequel position of two selections is predicted 86
Unknown A Count Down Mystery with out-of-hand key card placement 87
Unknown The Card and Number 88
Unknown Tone Control key card location 88
L. Widdop The Mystic Seven key card location 88
Unknown Tilt Glimpse as deck is handed to spectator with thumb below, fingers above 88
Unknown Master Mental Mystery key card location, nail marked card 89
Unknown Infallible Detection key card location 89
Unknown Spectator Riffle Shuffles and key remains on top or near top 89
William Larsen Face Down Detection key card location 90
Unknown Devilish Cards three selections, three key cards 90
Unknown Comedy Twin Card Prediction 91
Unknown Double Counting Force 91
Sam H. Sharpe The Nervous Card card jumps from one packet into another next to selection 91
Charles T. Jordan The Nifty Key 91
Unknown Up Your Sleeve spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many 92
Unknown Sleeve Addition key cards are added behind the back from sleeve 92
Unknown The Quartette four cards chosen and spelled out 92
Unknown Multiple Card Control simple 92
William Larsen Think of a Card one of about 5, no outs given 93
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Detection two key cards, out of hand selection procedure 94
Jean Hugard "Slick" Principle history and basic handling 95
Unknown The Half Moon Location slick card as distant key card 96
Unknown Location Plus slick key card, spectator (overhand) shuffles 97
Unknown Everybody's Card several spectators all select the same card, slick card 97
Unknown & Alexander Herrmann Stage Location three selections found in spectator's pockets, one by spectator himself, variation of Alexander Herrmann's "The Egyptian Pocket" 97
Unknown Slick Card Control for multiple cards 98
Unknown The Master Card Speller using a slick card 98
Unknown Counting by Eye cutting off certain number of cards, slick locator 99
Unknown Odd or Even cutting off odd or even number of cards at will, slick card 99
Unknown The Mystic Cut 99
Frank Lane A Slick Card Routine combo in which spectator finds selection, card is predicted, poker game is dealt, slick card and set-up 100
Frank Lane Count-Down see no. 9, stranger card 102
Jean Hugard Diachylon history and basic information, more sticky than rough-smooth 104
Professor Hoffmann The Flying Card card from deck to case, sticky card 105
Unknown The Missing Card card travels from pack to another pack to named number, sticky card 105
Dr. A. L. Smith Mesmerized Cards cards cling to hand, sticky card 106
Unknown Diachylon Force sticky card and tray 106
Unknown The Queen Turns Over double backer and sticky card 106
Unknown Diachylon Book Test. Forcing A Number 107
Unknown Another Diachylon Force like sticky svengali 107
Glenn G. Gravatt Twin Aces sticky card 108
Unknown Turno sticky card 108
Unknown Melrose card vanishes and reappears with "think stop" procedure, sticky substance on finger 108
Unknown Two Viewpoints challenge location with sticky substance on finger, cards stabbed on table 109
Unknown Diachylon Stop Trick 109
Charles T. Jordan Fate and the Joker card selected by stabbing joker, card named, stacked deck 109
Unknown Reversed Color Surprise card reverses and changes back color, sticky card 110
Unknown Diachylon Super Color Change card found with think stop procedure, back changes, sticky card 110
Unknown Flyaway Cards card vanishes and reappears, sticky card 111
Unknown Ace Transposition odd-backed in packets, sticky cards 111
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face inspired by "Remote Control" (Theodore Annemann, 1937),
see also "Once in a Life Time" (Jack Vosburgh, 1941)
Unknown Card in Pocket selection located in pocket by touch, sticky card 113
Unknown The Diachylon Do As I Do 113
Glenn G. Gravatt A Real Magical Vanish odd-backed card from deck into spectator's pocket (where other cards are), 2-color double backer, sticky card 114
Unknown The Acme Spirit Test living dead test with cards, one has sticky edges 114
Unknown Number Please any number, sticky card 115
Unknown The Sympathetic Pair - No. 1 two named cards end up next to each other, sticky card 115
Unknown The Sympathetic Pair - No. 2 two selected cards end up next to each other, sticky cards, duplicates 116
Unknown The Sympathetic Pair - No. 3 two selected cards end up next to each other, sticky substance on finger 116
Jean Hugard Double Back Principles in Card Magic some credit information 117
Unknown Alice in Wonderland card turns over and is spelled to, double backer 117
Unknown Slip Cut in the hands 117
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer 118
Unknown Double Index Card 118
Unknown Block Turnover in ambitous card routine 118
Unknown Transposition Extraordinary between 2 odd-backed decks, red-blue double backer 119
Theodore Annemann Insto-Transpo spectator's and performer's pocket, double backer see also "Simplo-Transpo" (Bob Hanko, 1942),
"Insto-Transpo Perfected" (Dr. Raymond L. Beebe, 1945)
Theodore Annemann Remote Control odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face, red-blue sticky double backer see also "Remote Control Improved" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1937),
"Once in a Life Time" (Jack Vosburgh, 1941),
"Impromptu Remote Control" (Edward Marlo & Theodore Annemann, 1964),
varied by "Remotely Possible" (Karl Fulves, 1996),
"The Three Roses" (Roberto Giobbi & Theodore Annemann, 2016),
also published as "Remote Control" (The Sphinx, July 1929)
Theodore Annemann Initialled Card Telepathy signed card at chosen number or stop trick, double backer 121
Unknown Turnover double backer 122
Unknown Repeating Card Turnover 26 double backers 123
William Larsen A Reverse Location cards next to selection turn over, double backer(s) 123
Unknown Double Backed Card Force odd-backed card stabbed into deck next to force card, red-blue double backer 123
Unknown Reversi three selections turn over, 51 double backers 124
Dai Vernon Chameleon Backs two odd-backed cards, back color transposes, red-blue double backer 125
Unknown Two Card Monte Move 125
Unknown Satan Behind You double backer 125
Unknown Belt Holdout 126
Unknown The Double Card Prediction double backer 126
Unknown Comedy Relief gag for people that know the air pressure turnover, double backer 126
U. F. Grant Giant Acrobatic Cards jumbo cards are dealt face up face down alternating, they turn over again, double backers varied by "Believe It or Not!" (Nick Trost, 1997) 127
Unknown Single Card Force thick card 127
Henry Christ The Perfect Force double backer, 203rd force varied by "The Imperfect Force" (Tom Gagnon, 1998) 128
Unknown Doubleback Card Force for two cards, double backer 128
Unknown Easy Coin Switch using double backed card 128
Jess Kelly The Sympathetic Card blue backed card changes to red when rubbed on red deck, red-blue double backer 129
Jean Hugard Double Faced Cards history and basic information 130
U. F. Grant Hat and Card Change card is in hat, other card vanishes, card in hat is that card, original card in hat is in deck, double facer 130
U. F. Grant The Funny Deck card travels back from pocket, leaving behind a blank card, double facer 130
U. F. Grant U Can't Do As I Do double facer 131
U. F. Grant The Spotter Cards card reverses itself and indicates position of selection, double facer 131
Unknown Sundry wrong card rises and transforms into right one, double facer 131
Unknown The Four Aces three double facers 132
Unknown Kings and Aces four double facers, backfire see also "Ricochet - The ultimate Reset" (R. Paul Wilson, 2001) 133
Unknown Deck Turnover Switch turnover at side of body 133
David Devant The Triangle Trick double facers 133
William Larsen Double Reverse double facer 134
U. F. Grant New Card Monte spectator think of one of two cards, double facer 135
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double facer 135
U. F. Grant A Changing Card wrong card turns over and changes into right one in sandwich, double facer 136
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Force 136
Theodore Annemann The Improved Burned Card selection turns over, is burned and reappears in deck, double facer 136
U. F. Grant A Spirit Message writing appears on card, double facer 137
U. F. Grant A Transposition with sucker element 137
Unknown Card in Glass Transformation half turn of glass 137
Jean Hugard One-way Back Design general comments 138
Theodore Annemann Subtle Method of Setting the Deck Openly for one-way backs in course of a location 139
Unknown Divination Supreme out-of hand selection, one-way back 139
Unknown The Phantom Stab one-way backs 140
Theodore Annemann Five Card Stabbing Mystery one-way backs 140
Theodore Annemann Rider Back One-Way Feature probably for older runs 140
Unknown A Thought Card Prodigy spectator takes three cards and thinks of one of them which is found, one-way backs, OOSOOM 142
Unknown The Five Senses five card location, one-way backs 142
Charles T. Jordan Premo Detection one-way backs, alternating 143
Theodore Annemann Thought in Person one of 5, one-way backs, OOSOOM 143
Theodore Annemann Think Stop one-way backs 144
Unknown The Deck That Isn't for insiders, one-way backs with red in one way and black the other 145
Charles T. Jordan Twentieth Century Sorcery exploiting special feature on back of Bicycle Blue Thistle Backs 145
Theodore Annemann The Four Pile Location one-way backs 146
Theodore Annemann The Cut Pack Location one-way backs 146
Theodore Annemann A Card is Found Once More one-way backs see also "A Card is Found Once More" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 147
Theodore Annemann Odd or Even knowing whether a packet has an odd or even number of cards, alternating one-way backs see also "Odd or Even, Which?" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 148
Theodore Annemann The Alternate Detection alternating one-way backs inspired by "Blown Away" (Juan Tamariz, 1987),
see also "An Alternate Detection" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
varied by "Blown Away" (Juan Tamariz, 1987)
Theodore Annemann A New Kink method for reversing selection in one-way deck 149
Theodore Annemann Eight in a Row location from a packet, one-way backs 149
Unknown Garender's Unique Principle - One-Way Locations one-way decks with marks near edge 149
Unknown Second Card Location edge one-way backs 150
Unknown Long Distance Location edge one-way backs 150
Unknown The Super Spread edge one-way backs 151
U. F. Grant Simple Triple Location one-way backs 151
U. F. Grant No Dice removing cards from packet with certain values wins game, one-way backs 151
U. F. Grant The Vanishing Mirror aces are found without looking at faces, apparently with mirror that vanishes, one-way backs 152
U. F. Grant The Marked Deck finding aces in one-way deck, apparently marked 152
U. F. Grant The Fingerprint Discovery one-way backs 152
U. F. Grant Living and Dead Test with one-way playing cards 153
U. F. Grant A Count Down Discovery one-way backs 153
U. F. Grant Siamese Twins two selections come together in deck 154
Unknown Your Card, Your Number slip back count, one way deck 154
Unknown Slip Back Count 154
Unknown Elimination Extraordinary no-touch elimination process, card marked on back (one-way) 155
C. O. Williams Reading the Cards stacked one-way deck is riffle shuffled, yet order called out 155
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins Order 155
Wimborough Ne Plus Ultra Location divided one-way backs 156
Theodore Annemann One in Ten Detection performer finds out small thought-of number, one-way backs 156
Howard Albright Uni-Mentality free choice, but spectator takes out five cards with his selection, one-way backs 157
Theodore Annemann Challenge of the Year long distance location, one-way backs see also "The Challenge of the Year" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 157
Unknown Card Location Supreme one-way backs that must not be set in one direction 158
Charles T. Jordan Hummer Detection one-way backs that must not be set in one direction 159
Unknown Instant Mindreading 159
Unknown A Counter Location any card the spectator upjogs can be found, one-way key cards at intervals 160
Harry Vosburgh A Principle in Disguise divided one-way backs inspired by "A Principle in Disguise" (Jack Vosburgh, 1935) 160
William Larsen The Perfect Guesser performer knows whether cut-to card is red or black, one-way alternating 160
Theodore Annemann Red or Black one-way backs see also "Red or Black?" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 161
Unknown Transcendental Vision stacked, one-way backs, "do you see a card of the same value in this pile?" 161
U. F. Grant Find the Lady one-way backs 162
U. F. Grant Call Me Up Sometime four cards are placed next to queens 162
Theodore Annemann A Miracle out-of hand selection, one-way back 163
U. F. Grant Thought Transference assistant names selection when he returns into room, code with one-way cards 163
U. F. Grant Say When three cards at three numbers in fifteen-card packet, using hat, one-way backs 164
Howard Albright The Drunk Plays Bridge you get all spades, one-way backs 164
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo stacked, one-way backs 165
Tom Sellers The One-Way Key 165
Unknown One-Way Decks some information dated
- Rider Backs
- Emblem Backs
- Wheel Backs
- League Backs
- Bank Not Back
Walter B. Gibson Simplified Reverse 167
Wimborough Upside Down mentally selected card of four turns over in deck 167
U. F. Grant U Bite oops control 168
Louis Haley The Haley Reversed Card from Genii 10/1936 169
U. F. Grant Sure Locator locator card turns over 169
Unknown In the Dark divining card through handkerchief 169
Unknown Behind the Back card located behind back, reversed key card varied by "One Hand Reverse" (Edward Marlo, 1942) 170
Unknown Under Cover card rises under handkerchief 171
Unknown Coincidence two cards turned over, in second deck same two cards are found turned over 171
Unknown The Reverse "Count-Down" Trick faced deck, banded deck 171
Unknown French's Extraordinary Aces faced deck, banded deck 172
Charles T. Jordan Weirdo spectator names number, card at that position is predicted, repeated, for credit information see reference see also "Weirdo Double" (The Brain Guys , 1943) 173
Unknown A Prediction mathematical procedure 174
Charles T. Jordan Long Distance Mindreading stacked deck mailed to friend with selection procedure, crib sheet at home 174
William Larsen Two Card Location two selections come together in deck 175
Walter B. Gibson Improved Super Memory apparently twenty selections and their positions are remembered varied by "Tricky Mentalist without Cards" (Gerald Kosky, 1953) 175
Unknown Spectator's Choice kind of Tantalizer with fewer cards and two selections see also "The Tantalizer" (1948) 176
Unknown Mentalo card at random position is found at position twenty with bold miscounting see also "To allow a Person to think of a Card, and to make that Card appear at such Number in the Pack as Another Person shall Name" (1876) 177
Unknown Knock Out Counting Trick Automatic Placement procedure 177
Unknown A Card and A Number Automatic Placement procedure 177
Unknown Projected Thought matrix dealing with thought of card and prediction of card and its position with prediction index 178
Donald Holmes Ne Plus Ultra five cards controlled to known positions via dealing procedure 178
Howard Albright Uni-Mentality two methods 179
Unknown Easy Card Divination 180
Charles T. Jordan Hourglass Cards time on watch gives position of card, placement via dealing selection procedure 181
Frank Lane Easy Card Discovery selection found via card counting 181
William Larsen & T. Page Wright Keystone Card Discovery some byplay and apparent failure 182
Unknown Assistance Card Trick card counting location 182
Unknown The 52 Card Trick thought-of card ends up at named number up to thirteen, matrix dealing elimination process 182
Charles T. Jordan The Magi's Detection card counting to divine missing selection, keeping track of values and also suits see also "An Amazing Memory" (J. W. Sarles & John Scarne, 1982) 183
Charles T. Jordan The Flush Trick from underneath handkerchief performer removes any royal flush 184
Ralph W. Hull & Nelson Hahne Modernism in Mentalism crude OOSOOM, one of nine 184
Unknown Four to One Detection "which row is your card in?" with strange dealing pattern 185
Unknown A Psychic Card Feat after some calculations the spectator selects a card that the performer divines 186
Al Baker Out on Location 186
Unknown Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematical see also "Necromantic Calculation" (Rolland Hamblen, 1937),
"Royal Card Discovery" (1941 / 27),
"Affinities" (Dai Vernon, 1988)
Rolland Hamblen Necromantic Calculation inspired by "Coincidence Extraordinary" (1937) 187
Jean Hugard Presentation comments on handling a prearranged deck 189
Unknown Switching the Deck - 1. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket 189
Unknown Switching the Deck - 2. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket 190
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 3. Al Baker's Method No. 1 pocket work 190
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 4. Al Baker's Method No. 2 during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket 190
Unknown A Moving Revelation Row of Ten Cards 190
Unknown Divining Deck chosen card indicates position of selection see also "Middle-Guage Spread" (Steve Beam, 1985) 191
Ziska The Transposed Cards number of cut off cards is divined by value of a card, set-up see also "Ziska Improved" (Gerald Kosky, 1940) 192
Stewart Judah The Circle of Cards selection and number of counted cards are divined, set-up 192
Rolland Hamblen A Trick Without a Clue selection and number of counted cards are divined, set-up varied by "Spell and Count" (Al Leech, 1966 / 2004) 193
Unknown Eyes All Round a selected card indicates the number of pocketed cards, repeat, set-up 193
Unknown Count Your Cards some cards are counted down and then selection is found, set-up varied by "The dance master" (Stephen Tucker, 1984) 194
Unknown Pythagoras number of cards transferred from top to bottom is divined, Row of Ten Cards, set-up 195
Arthur H. Buckley Knock 'Em Dead any card stopped at is predicted, alternating set-up and billet index 195
William Larsen Self Working Mystery spectator takes card and its value leads to previous selection, stripper deck 196
Charles T. Jordan Stop and Think odd/even system for divided deck 196
Charles T. Jordan Novel Card Discovery odd/even system for divided deck, spectator riffle shuffles 197
Charles T. Jordan Improved Marvelous Prediction odd/even system for divided deck, spectator riffle shuffles, set-up in front of spectators by openly dealing into some heaps 197
Charles T. Jordan Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck 198
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor 198
Charles T. Jordan Dead Easy Location divided deck 199
Charles T. Jordan Odd or Even spectator pockets any card of a chosen suit, gray code applied to odd-even in one suit 199
Charles T. Jordan The Wonder Force forcing the first red card in riffle shuffled deck, two methods 200
Charles T. Jordan Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains 200
Charles T. Jordan Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69 201
Charles T. Jordan Cagliostro's Vision complicated key card placement with dealing 201
Charles T. Jordan Quadruple Deck Mystery magician's stop trick with odd-backed card in 156-card deck 202
Charles T. Jordan Mephistopheles' Touch divination with a partial stack varied by "Among Friends" (Herb Runge, 1947) 203
Theodore Annemann Fair and Square suit rotation stack see also "Fair and Square" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
"Excello Card Discovery" (1937)
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card behind back you produce card of same suit and value as spectator's selection, Si Stebbins see also "Your Card" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1934) 204
Theodore Annemann One in Fourteen selection from cyclic set-up (Eight Kings, Si Stebbins, ...) 204
Charles T. Jordan The Fifteenth Card values of two selections are added and counted down, card predicted, half deck stack 205
Unknown Sensational Card Mystery spectators cut off piles and remember bottom card, all divined, full stack (here new deck order) 205
Unknown New X-Ray Trick full stack (here Eight Kings) 206
Unknown Shark Food stacked deck 206
Charles T. Jordan Thought Foretold a card is burnt unseen and then deck is examined - one card missing, predicted 207
Charles T. Jordan Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once 207
Dai Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up 208
Charles T. Jordan Psycholia cards are chosen in different room and order is read aloud, card divined, secret second stacked deck 209
Charles T. Jordan The Wizard's Dream free selection in riffle shuffled deck is found, full stack 210
Charles T. Jordan Diabolical Transposition two thought cards across with two decks, stacked, see also here 210
Theodore Annemann Card Memory shuffled deck is memorized by performer 211
Theodore Annemann Sensitive Thoughts deck divided in red and black, number named and card thought of from different halves, performer names card and position of them 212
Theodore Annemann Red and Blue Back Mixup two decks shuffled together and dropped in hat, six cards removed via named numbers, three matching pairs 212
Theodore Annemann Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked see also "The Two Person Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
"The Knockout" (Clayton Brown, 1937)
Theodore Annemann Dual Sympathy one deck stacked see also "Dual Sympathy" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 213
Theodore Annemann Another Sympathetic Mystery two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck, stacked, estimation, fishing see also "Another Sympathetic Mystery" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 214
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection see also "A Quaint Happening" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 214
Theodore Annemann $1,000 Test Card Location stacked, risky see also "The $ 1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 215
Howard Albright Seeing with the Finger Tips - No. 1 Lip Reading Test
- No. 2 Here's Your Card
- No. 3 The Master's Touch
three phases with stacked deck
Howard Albright Perfect Card Divination free thought of card, stacked, "has one of these the same value?" 217
Howard Albright Unique Telephone Test phone number and name of person are divined and respective cards with values found 217
Howard Albright Psychological Discernment method for presentation when you know card already 218
Unknown Another Impossibility one of 10, "is your card one of these?" 218
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins 219
Charles T. Jordan A Discard Trick two cards, stacked deck 219
Charles T. Jordan Cremo Card Restoration card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck 220
Charles T. Jordan Strange Coincidence stack that will force the number 10 220
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins see also "A Thought is Fathomed" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 223
Unknown Winning the Cut cutting the high card with spectator, stacked 223
Charles T. Jordan Wizard's Will using stacked deck 224
Dai Vernon Card Divination from 26-card stack, multiple out 224
Charles T. Jordan Double Divino coincidences and mates with stacked 100-card-deck, see also single deck version in reference varied by "Divino" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937) 226
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer varied by "Trackinback" (Karl Fulves, 1983) 226
Charles T. Jordan Premier Card Discovery odd/even 227
Frank Lane Location 227
Unknown A Simple Location thirteen cards of one suit together 227
William Larsen Out of Sight card chosen behind back from stacked deck, key card palmed and glimpsed 228
William Larsen Prophesied Discovery using stack that forces number 10 228
William Larsen From Another Pack forcing any king from set-up deck with counting procedure 229
Charles T. Jordan Divino various coincidences with mates, see also 100-cards-deck version in reference see also "Double Divino" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937) 229
Unknown Williams' Card Trick card through handkerchief with fair selection and duplicate from index 230
Unknown Red or Black deck of all black cards becomes all red, face-up face-down alternating cards as impromptu rough-smooth principle 231
Unknown Excello Card Discovery suit rotation stack see also "Fair and Square" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 231
Unknown Naming Chosen Card odd/even divided deck, spectator riffle shuffles 232
Theodore Annemann Psychic Card Test dressed up simple divination with two slates 232
Al Baker A Card and a Number two decks openly used 232
Si Stebbins Mediumistic Stunt No. 1 stacked deck 233
Si Stebbins Mediumistic Stunt No. 2 several cards are divined, stacked deck 233
Unknown System finding card after 2 riffle shuffles, stacked deck 234
Clayton Brown The Knockout bottom cards code selections to assistant in other room, stacked see also "The Two Person Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
"Two Person Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1937)
Unknown A Prearranged Pack of Cards that can be Shuffled long-short deck with pairs that fit together via Si Stebbins system 235
Theodore Annemann Amazing Memory naming missing card, stacked deck 235
Unknown Six Piles twelve card set-up 236
Unknown Mephisto's Message stack that will force the number 12 236
Ralph W. Hull Name O' Card any named card is found/spelled-to, full stack and multiple out 237
Charles T. Jordan New Pack Detection divided deck principle with new deck order 239
Unknown Four-Fold Sympathy multiple coincidences, 2 packs 239
Unknown Telepathic Control after shuffling and cutting, spectator deals deck in four piles, performer knows top cards 240
Arthur H. Buckley Cards and Pockets number of cut off cards is divined, deck in pocket, any named card instantly produced 241
William Larsen Count Down Detection partial stack and fishing 242
Namreh The Adventures of Diamond Jack 242
Jean Hugard The Svengali Deck introduction and history 245
Unknown Various Methods of Handling the Pack 245
Unknown Simple Effects 1. selection is divined, svengali deck 246
Unknown Simple Effects 2. svengali deck 247
Unknown Simple Effects 3. svengali deck 247
Unknown Simple Effects 4. svengali deck 247
Unknown Simple Effects 5. svengali deck as a force 247
Unknown Switching Packs seven methods with pockets, servantes, ... 248
Unknown The Three Heaps deck cut in heaps, top card jumps around, svengali deck 249
Unknown Cutting the Pack with a Knife svengali deck 249
Unknown The Wrapped Pack with knife, svengali deck see also "Give It a Stab" (Roberto Giobbi, 2010) 249
Unknown Any Heap svengali deck 249
Unknown Reversed Card svengali deck 249
Unknown The Unseen Card spectator pockets unseen card, later selection is this pocketed card, svengali deck 250
Unknown Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck 250
Unknown Card Stabbing svengali deck 250
Unknown Svengali Prediction force cards are switched out during trick 250
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out 251
Unknown The Cards and the Dice card located via number on die, svengali deck 252
Unknown Svengali Clairvoyance blindfolded assistant says stop to find selection, svengali deck 252
Unknown The Prize Winner two decks, one is a svengali deck 252
Ralph W. Hull The Mirage Principle svengali pack with rough-smooth principle and cards are short and also narrow 253
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck 253
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck 254
Unknown Svengali Mindreading svengali deck 254
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack 26 glued pairs 254
Unknown Svengali Force a bit complicated, svengali deck 255
Jean Hugard The Mene Tekel Deck introduction, history and basic handling like controlling freely chosen card 256
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 1. basic application 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 2. basic application, air pressure turnover 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 3. card through table 257
Unknown Back of the Hand Steal top card stolen off tabled deck with sticky/wet back of the hand 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 4. basic application 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 5. basic application, card travels from one pocket to another 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 6. basic application 257
Unknown Controlling Several Cards with Menetekel Deck 258
Unknown Card Into Pocket. A Second Method Menetekel Deck 258
J. F. Orrin From a Hat finding cards with deck in hat, Menetekel Deck 258
J. F. Orrin Card and Number Menetekel Deck 258
J. F. Orrin One in Four Menetekel Deck 259
J. F. Orrin The Pocket Rising Card card rises from breast pocket, thread, Menetekel Deck 259
Glenn G. Gravatt Cards and Slates chosen card appears between two slates, Menetekel Deck 260
Glenn G. Gravatt Coincidence Mene Tekel two cards chosen from different decks match, Menetekel Deck 260
Jean Hugard The Stripper Deck introduction, history and basic handling like controlling freely chosen card 261
Unknown To Separate the Red Cards from the Black basic stripper deck application 263
Unknown The Four Ace Trick crude aces to pocket, basic application of stripper deck 264
Unknown Finding a Card in Any Position basic stripper deck application 264
Unknown Selected Cards Pass through a Handkerchief deck on table with handkerchief underneath, stripper deck 264
Unknown The Turned Card air pressure turnover, stripper deck 264
Unknown Finding any Number of Selected Cards at Once or Separately basic stripper deck application 265
Unknown Finding All but a Chosen Card all cards fall out of hand except selection, stripper deck 265
Unknown Companionable Kings kings come together in middle after spectator's shuffling, stripper deck 265
Unknown Passing a Card Through a Table basic stripper deck application 265
Unknown The Animated Card card "walks" out of deck, thread and stripper deck 266
Unknown Cutting at a Chosen Card stripper deck 266
Unknown The Blown Card card is apparently blown out of deck, stripper deck 266
Unknown Card from Spectator's Pocket deck put in spectator's pocket, cards located therein, stripper deck 267
Unknown The "Cut" Count cutting exact number of cards, stripper deck 267
Unknown Out of the Room Discovery stripper deck 267
Unknown The Court Cards finding all court cards, stripper deck 267
Unknown Naming the Cards cutting to named cards (named by performer), stripper deck 267
Unknown Magnetized Card cards cling to finger and are dragged out of deck, stripper deck 267
Unknown At Any Number From Pocket stripper deck 268
Unknown Card Through Handkerchief stripper deck 268
Charles T. Jordan Just the Reverse card reverses in case, stripper deck 268
Charles T. Jordan Thinned Case thin sides so cards in stripper deck can be held back 269
Unknown The Four Kings stripper deck 269
Unknown "Stripper" Stabbing stripper deck 270
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