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Albert Fellows & Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt 1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 90
Unknown The Broadway Rise - A New Impromptu Rising Card Effect rises at right angle 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 51
Theodore Annemann Highly Improbable torn card put in handkerchief, joker in card case, torn card reappears stapled together with joker except one piece 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 145) 811
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady with three cards, reprint from "Abra" varied by "Matter Through Matter" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 770
Bert Allerton New Papel Blanco blank card is signed, face of a card appears on its back, then blank card vanishes 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 241) 963
Dr. Ben B. Braude It's the Humidity pips fall of from aces, leaving blank cards 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 253) 1012
Bill Derman Short Division 7D put in envelope and cut in two, in one half is half a 3D, in the other 4D, the two selections, see also p. 388 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 226
Karl Fulves Five Into Four Five of diamonds is cut in fourth and puzzled together so a center section is missing, face changes to Four of diamonds see also "The Moving Pip" (Karl Fulves, 1980),
varied by "Center Tear" (Joseph K. Schmidt, 1971)
1971 The Book of Numbers 42
Karl Fulves Matter Through Matter slits in cards openly shown, they pass through each other inspired by "Elusive Lady" (J.C. Whyley, 1949),
see also "Matter Thru Matter" (Karl Fulves, 1997)
1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 105
Karl Fulves Torn And Quartered signed card torn in half is restored after some topological stunts with another openly slitted card, half slit remains 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 112
Ken Krenzel Ken Krenzel's Version business card is at once stapled to selection inspired by "Staple and Stab" (Paul Harris & Looy Simonoff, 1978) 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 80
Paul Harris Pen-Ultimate* card clipped on pen is covered and then impaled on pen 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 1
Paul Harris Absorption card placed on case is "absorbed" by case (i.e. vanishes) 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 42
Paul Harris Cardician's Blendo four and 6 melt together to a 10 spot varied by "Assimilation" (David Acer, 2004) 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 136
Karl Fulves Op-Trik optical illusion with Tally-Ho Circle Back, card flicked an center apparently does not move see also "Random Walk" (Karl Fulves, 1978) 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 5) 1109
Karl Fulves Notes hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece
- Elastrik
- Oddments
inspired by "Hyper Card" (Karl Fulves & Kim Iles & Mel Stover & Howard Lyons, 1978) 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1173
Paul Harris Side-Winder card repeatedly appears perpendicular in deck 1979 Close-up Entertainer 10
Karl Fulves Mate Two two cards torn in half, spectator takes two halves of one card, yet they do not match 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 13) 1194
Karl Fulves Center Fold joker placed into deck behind back, then two selections made, half the joker (which is suddenly torn) found besides each card 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1234
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Paradox geometrical puzzle with a playing card that makes a full card face-down, but a piece is left over when assembled face-up
- The Turnover Tactic
- Business Card Variation
- Reference File
varied by "Powerdox" (Karl Fulves, 1980),
"Inflation Bite" (Jon Charles & Mitsunobu Matsuyama, 1984),
"From Jim Snapp" (Jim Snapp, 1988)
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1235
Karl Fulves Another Link old topological puzzle in which three parts must be linked, credit information on no-gaff linking cards see also "Missing Link" (Karl Fulves, 1978) 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 36) 142
Jerry K. Hartman In Staple Condition business card becomes stapled to selection inspired by "Ken Krenzel's Version" (Ken Krenzel, 1978) 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 293
Roy Walton Detective Story packet has more sides than it should 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1) 786
Karl Fulves The Optical Trap sandwiched card is suddenly no longer between other cards when 3-card-spread is turned over, see also Cervon Monte varied by "Soft Cards" (Ken Krenzel, 1990) 1980 Color Quik 8
Karl Fulves The Moving Pip pip missing on card that is cut in pieces, when re-arranged pip moved see also "Five Into Four" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1980 Curioser 9
Hippie Torrales TH Spinning Wheel optical illusion with Tally-Ho back 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 587
Nick Pudar Fold-er-ol folded card in case, unfolded card outside box, the folds transpose 1982 Best of Friends 280
Andrew Pargeter Card-Trek two cards pushed through "tunnel" formed by 2 other cards transpose, slit 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1050
Daryl Martinez Half and Half two smaller playing cards folded, half of them changes places resulting in "misprinted" cards 1982 Something for Everyone 2
Steve Beam Card Compression four aces compressed into two twos, into a four, then card vanishes also published as "Card Compression" (Steve Beam, 1985) 1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 35
Paul Sorrentino & Mark Lefler Tearable tear in card moves from long side to short side 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 757
Paul Harris Bee Bop Blendo 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 13
Doug Bennett Triple Whammy joker has torn corner off, finds selection, now joker is intact and selection has corner torn off 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 81
Father Cyprian Card in Hand card drops folded in spectator's hand 1984 Arcane (Issue 12) 170
Father Cyprian Psychokinetic Card card apparently folds itself on spectators palm 1984 Arcane (Issue 12) 170
Bob McAllister The Fastest Trick in the Universe folded card turns itself inside out see also "Sweeotch" (Tyler Wilson, 2010) 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1129
Nick Pudar Perspective picture of joker gets smaller and bigger on card 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 253
Larry Jennings The Close-Up Illusion three cards, one penetrates one of the the others visually, slit in card 1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 70
Martin Lewis The Kings Cut Out Figure of King of Diamonds disappears, leaving a card with a hole. King appears stuck on Queen of Diamonds 1985 Martin's Miracles 59
Steve Beam Card Compression four aces compressed into two twos, into a four, then card vanishes see also "The Trapdoor Issue #9" (Steve Beam, 2011),
also published as "Card Compression" (Steve Beam, 1982)
1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 9) 151
Frederick Braue The Tunnel deck in Charlie cut position with two packets, card slid through the opening reverses 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Richard Kaufman Transparent Lies in effect a large hole in card case disappears with divination presentation 1986 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 27
Masao Atsukawa Fair Exchange two jigsaw puzzles fit face down but not face up 1986 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 90
Gaetan Bloom Impossible Is Not French Card balances on edge, torn card balances on torn edge 1986 Gaetan Bloom 86 8
David Regal On Your Mark drawn X comes off card, leaves hole 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 166
David Regal Mirror Image transposition of two torn pieces folded 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 186
Ken Krenzel Slowed Up card turns inside out, only one card 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 1297
Karl Fulves Staple Condition odd-backed card pushed halfway into deck, stapler moved over deck, card stapled to selection see also "4th Quarter" (Jack Hara*, 1970) 1989 Kaleidoscope 35
Martin Gardner MG Trio #3 orientation of head on QS and KH used for monte type guessing game, turning on vertical or horizontal axis ("The principle behind this trick has floated around a while.") varied by "Heads Turn" (Robert E. Neale, 1989) 1989 Prototype 20
Robert E. Neale Heads Turn orientation of head on picture cards inspired by "MG Trio #3" (Martin Gardner, 1989) 1989 Prototype 22
Karl Fulves Rough House three cards in case, 2 more put in, then those two come out cut up in pieces, story presentation see also Richard Himber's "Surprise Stab" 1989 Quick Card Tricks 9
Scott Robinson The Toy two folded cards penetrate 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 30) 535
Ken Krenzel Soft Cards two cards that are face to face are suddenly back to back, gaffed inspired by "The Optical Trap" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1990 Close-up Impact! 3
Henry Pettit All Keyed Up hotel key card ends up attached to selection, deck as hotel with 52 rooms 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 39) 714
Aldo Colombini Apache two cards stuck together and are peeled appart again 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 4) 2348
Angelo Carbone Tight Squeeze red-backed deck is "merged" into blue deck, it's still one deck but red-blue alternating, optional rough-smooth, using Humbug 1994 Humbug 13
Paul Harris Absorption card placed on case is "absorbed" by case (i.e. vanishes) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Las Vegas Close-Up") 175
Paul Harris Cardician's Blendo Four and Six melt together to a Ten spot 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Las Vegas Close-Up") 205
Paul Harris Side-Winder card repeatedly appears perpendicular in deck 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Entertainer") 157
Paul Harris Membrane spectator selects card with mark on back, mark on back is transfered onto card case 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "New Stuff") 41
James Swain Fortune Telling Cards three "fortune telling" cards change into one selection, blendo 1996 Miracles with Cards 90
Karl Fulves The Convert four cards all become bite marks 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 61
Karl Fulves Stapled 3-Card Catch sandwich is stapled together after Müller's "Three-Card Catch", posed as problem 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 91
Karl Fulves Optikal Illusion three-card fan, in mirror only two cards are seen but simultaneously three from back 1997 The Vampire Papers 97
Karl Fulves Stake Out sandwich stapled but only center card is stapled 1997 The Vampire Papers 114
Peter Duffie & Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled together inspired by "The Stapled Card" (John Scarne & Joseph Prieto, 1950) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 99
Lee Asher The Magic Finger Box of Death finger is bent in folded card 1999 Lé Asher 6
Karl Fulves Quartered four jacks on table, selection placed under one, it magically quarters itself and one quarter is found under each, posed as problem 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 180
Gordon Bean Corner Kick indifferent card with torn-off corner transforms into selection inspired by "Tearing up DeLand" (Jeff Sheridan, Genii March 2000),
varied by "Corner Kicked Again" (Ryan Matney, 2002)
2002 Penumbra (Issue 2) 15
Ryan Matney Corner Kicked Again indifferent card with torn-off corner transforms into selection inspired by "Corner Kick" (Gordon Bean, 2002) 2002 Penumbra (Issue 4) 16
Roberto Giobbi & Paul Harris Pasteboard Blendo 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1174
Roberto Giobbi & Father Cyprian & Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coalaces four aces change into single selection 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1178
Jay Sankey Voodoo Card signed and lost in deck, a white index card is folded in quarters and selected card is found folded in the deck. Then corner of selected card is burnt, and index card is found to be burnt in the corner too 2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Section "Amazing Tricks") 25
Rene Clement Sense-sational performer bites pieces out of selection 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 191
Jack Parker Cain & Cord Coin appears underneath selection in the deck. Then, card vanishes and reappears folded around the coin 2007 52 Memories 142
Oliver Meech Act Accordingly Drawings on blank cards come to life and behave strangely (only suggestions and ideas, no actual method descriptions) 2010 Plot Twists 32
John Guastaferro & Tyler Wilson Fusion Alternative Presentation, blendo inspired by "M.I.T. Aces" (John Guastaferro, 2013) 2013 Discoveries & Deceptions 14
Dan Buck & Dave Buck Ad Copy blendo, spectator ends up with business card 2014 Card Men 27
Helder Guimarães Extending the Luck card chosen, coin used to narrow deck down to one card, on back of coin is corner that matches selection, single card is missing this corner suddenly inspired by "The Lucky Coin" (Roberto Giobbi, 1994) 2015 The Veriloquent 47