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Unknown "Cornered" Cards whole deck corner shorted 1889 Tricks with Cards 45
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack" 1889 Tricks with Cards 140
Unknown The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions 1889 Tricks with Cards 148
Unknown "Das Verwandlungsspiel" deck shown normal, than it changes into duplicates of one picture card, than another, then back to normal 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 137
Unknown Das Thalerkartenspiel deck put on glass, coin borrowed and it penetrates deck and drops into glass 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 173
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle, unsichtbare Uhrwerk half the deck cut out so the center cards can rise from deck see also "Second Method" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 206
Unknown The Eclipsed Pack of Cards fan of cards thrown in air vanishes 1897 New Era Card Tricks 269
Theodore DeLand Third Method deck shuffled by spectators and several remove a card, they're replaced and divined, index with hole throughout deck (x-ray deck) 1909 The Art of Magic 166
Unknown Perfect Spelling Trick deck with four duplicate sets of thirteen different cards 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown Card Spelling Deluxe very fair, deck with 4 duplicate sets of 12 different cards 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown Repeating Card Turnover 26 double backers 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown Reversi three selections turn over, 51 double backers 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 124
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack 26 glued pairs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Rolland Hamblen Blind Man's Bluff about ten selections are located blindfolded 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 289
Unknown Stereotyped - Reading the Cards index on card is traced with ink that leaves an imprint on finger 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 306
Al Baker With Prepared Cards name of a red card is written on every black card in stacked deck 1938 Greater Magic 343
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch 1938 Greater Magic 490
Albert Sidney Dark Sorcery spectator signs card and selects number, light turned off, when back on the signed card traveled into sealed envelope numbered with number, luminous paint on back of cards 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 290
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Winter Extra 1938/39") 371
Jack Vosburgh The Future Deck prediction written on a playing card matches selection, gaffed deck, related to Curry's "Touch" 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 108) 645
Billy O'Connor Instanto cutting to any named card, gaffed deck see also "Flip Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
"Side Effects" (Karl Fulves, 1996)
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 677
Billy O'Connor Rising Cards using "Instanto" deck 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 678
Orville Wayne Meyer Location of Consequence using "Instanto" deck, named card version of Annemann's Magic Thurst 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 678
Harold Denhart Thought Across Space medium finds card, center tear and gaffed "Instanto" deck 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Billy O'Connor Cutting Off any Number of Cards using "Instanto" deck 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Theodore Annemann Coincidence spectator and performer cut their decks, bottom cards are the same, "Instanto" deck 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Unknown 59 - "New Era Instanto Deck" Performer can cut to any card desired, described in No. 115 Jinx. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 74
Allan Lambie Double Prediction card reversed behind back is predicted, repeat, deck of double backers 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 7
Franklin V. Taylor Peek Deck see also see also page 199 for an improvement,
""Peek-Deck" Pappy" (James G. Thompson Jr., 1943)
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 103
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code see also page 199 for an improvement,
"Peek Deck" (Franklin V. Taylor, 1942)
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 188
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book test see also "Peek Deck" (Franklin V. Taylor, 1942) 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 189
Eddie Clever What You Can Do With Nelson's Thunderbolt Deck no explantation of the thunderbolt deck
1. i'll read your mind
2. the prophet again
3. direct my hand
4. master effect
5. "stop!""
6. three thinkers
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 56
Tony Lopilato "Yeast" Pack cards kind of rise inside of handkerchief, using spring 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 97
Unknown X-Ray Cards packet with cut-out index to peek card placed in packet 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 201
Al Baker Double Thought two cards, clean, gaffed 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 411
Don Alan A Pretty Sneaky Nudist...Routine 1956 Pretty Sneaky 19
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deck see also "Instanto" (Billy O'Connor, 1940) 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Alton Sharpe & Al Baker Mirabile Dictu any named red card is predicted on back of a black card, cards written on all black cards as index 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 81
Edward Marlo X-Ray Deck Handling handling ideas for an x-ray deck (half the cards have a hole at the index corner to glimpse inserted card) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 182
Edward Marlo Blank Thought any named card appears in otherwise blank deck, with 2 variations varied by "New Blank Thought Handling" (Jean Faré, 1977) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 189
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Future Card "Domination Of Thought" 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 296
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named) 1969 Roughingly Yours 22
Aldini Double-Gali Deck changes to all Four of Spades, then all Six of Clubs, then back to regular deck 1969 Roughingly Yours 23
Alan Shaxon Ultimate Nudist Deck inspired by Edward Victor's "The New Nudist Deck" in "My Best Card Trick" by Harry Baron 1970 My Kind of Magic 19
Val Andrews Cutting the Deck! No. 5, deck actually cut in two halfs, gag 1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 5
Carl Sten & Arnold Furst Once in a Knife Time knife stabbed into pack from back, penetrates cards until selection 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 62
Al Mann The Cut Force sewn cards 1976 The Third Ecstasy 27
Ray Mertz A $2.85 Deck gaffed deck with slits for coins 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 26
Jean Faré New Blank Thought Handling Handling of "Blank Thought" by Ed Marlo - freely named card appears in blank deck, then disappears inspired by "Blank Thought" (Edward Marlo, 1969) 1977 Card Tricks, French Style 9
Edward Marlo & David Solomon The Pinned Cards whole deck is punched, same effect as The Stapled Cards, one of two cards pinned together transposes with selection
- 1st Method (Marlo)
- 2nd Method (Solomon)
- 3rd Method: Gaffed Pip Method (S.)
- Double-Bubble Method: Taylor Peek Deck Card (S.)
- Clipper Method (S.)
- 2nd Clipper Method (M.)
- The Double Double Bubble (2 Selections) (S.)
- Marlo's D.D. Bubble Method
- Direct Pinned Cards (M.)
inspired by "The Stapled Card" (John Scarne & Joseph Prieto, 1950) 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 190
Sid Lorraine Two-Faced spectator turns over card behind back, is predicted, deck of double facers see also "Double Trouble" (Jon Racherbaumer & Edward Marlo, 1982) 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 224
Bob Hamilton For Nudists Only presentation for nudist pack 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 768
Ken De Courcy & Hen Fetsch Super Spell gaffed deck, spelling to any named card, count-spell inspired by "Magic Spell" (Hen Fetsch, ca. 1950) 1980 Super Spell 2
Karl Fulves Divino devano deck to switch cards 1982 Wireless II 19
Edward Marlo & Jack Vosburgh Double Proof Triple Prediction three selections are predicted on both billets and other cards, extension of Vosburgh's "Prediction Deck" 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 65
David Regal Audacity Based deck changes back color and suits are changed to reverse colors printing (spades and clubs red, hearts and diamonds black) 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 963
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck 1984 Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Michael Close & Stewart James Coda Chrome based on "Chronothot" from New Tops, prediction from odd-backed deck is put on table and matched named card, gaffed decks and double backer 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 286
Michael Weber Sutured Incision threaded deck, further ideas, inspired by Bob Cassidy book test 1984 Side Effects 5
Randy Tanner The Holey Deck New One-Way Preparation, whole in deck, preparation while deck is still sealed 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1080
Thomas Alan Waters Standout spectator finds a card, which another spectator wrote down, faded deck varied by "Bluecue" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1985) 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Myxtyr") 654
Brother John Hamman The Faked Deck how to organize packet tricks 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 216
Bob Gill On making the Trilby Deck Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck, end-stripper & svengali combo, sanding instead of cutting 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 5
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Three edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), card to top, jumps from packet to packet, all cards shown alike, ends clean 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 16
Alexander de Cova Gedanken zum David Hoy Deck 1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4) 49
Alexander de Cova & James Swain Triple Prediction prediction from wallet, values written on blank cards inspired by "New Wave Prediction" (James Swain, 1992) 1994 Secrets No. 1 10
Robert Parrish Trained Cards two cards in two pockets transpose, using deck of double facers inspired by routine by Dave Jones (from Ken Allen Lecture Notes from 1957) 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 78
Tommy Wonder Squeeze whole deck visually shrinks when put in miniature card case 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 149
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any word (!) appears written on cards see also "Tea Table Telepathy" (Al Baker, 2003) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "New Stuff") 23
Michael Skinner The Mental Photography Deck Nudist Deck routine 1996 Classic Sampler 31
Walter Brusa Card Rise heavily gaffed deck 1996 New Card Rises 3
Karl Fulves Thoughts Of Others card written down by a spectator is though of during riffling by other spectator, O'Connor's Instanto Pack see also "Instanto" (Billy O'Connor, 1940) 1996 Blocking Off 11
Karl Fulves Side Effects gaffed deck with various shortened cards, cutting to any card of tabled deck see also "Instanto" (Billy O'Connor, 1940),
"Simple Stebbins" (Karl Fulves, 1996)
1996 Blocking Off 32
Karl Fulves Simple Stebbins using Side Effects Deck with Si Stebbins set-up see also "Side Effects" (Karl Fulves, 1996) 1996 Blocking Off 44
Dominique Duvivier The Duvivier Deck Freely named card is only card printed in blank deck (along with another card that the magician previously took out) 1996 Magie Duvivier 128
Ken Krenzel & Franklin V. Taylor Peak Decks approaches for the Taylor Peek Deck 1997 Ingenuities 111
Karl Fulves Dr. J unknown face-down card is placed in face-up deck where spectator cuts, the card he cuts to is then the face-down card, SBS deck see also "Night Life" (Karl Fulves, 1997) 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 20
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game two handlings, peek deck, miscalling or billet switch with index 1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 4
Alexander de Cova Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling 1998 Secrets No. 2 18
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game peek deck and billet switch with index 1998 Secrets No. 2 24
Brian Kloske Danger Deck hole appears in deck signed selection ends up in performers mouth 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1471
Steve Mayhew How You Like Me Now? Opener named card is only odd-backed card see also "Oddity!" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 1999 Impressing Jodie Foster 6
Paul Curry & Michael F. Zens & David Devant Out of the Past deck is separated in halves, two cards thought of and one is selected, performer puts one card from the half into the other, first card is missing, second spectator touches a card, that is put into the other half and also his card is missing, third card invisibly travels into the other half, first printed in "Genii" vol. 7 no. 4, 1942 inspired by "The Triangle" (David Devant, Our Magic),
"Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937)
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 102
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Domination Of Thought #1 performer tables card, spectator thinks card from another deck, it disappears and the prediction card on table is correct varied by "Vanished Or Gone" (Peter Duffie & Dave Robertson, 1997),
"Z Numbers" (Karl Fulves, 2003)
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 73
Karl Fulves Domination Of Thought #2 card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 76
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Mysterious Pack Of Cards entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the other inspired by Protean Pack (Robert-Houdin) 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 114
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Flying Thought selection flies out of deck, spring mechanism 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 145
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
Al Baker New Method wide and narrow pack for control 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 692
Jim Steinmeyer the princess Caraboo deck 2003 Artificial conclusions 7
Karl Fulves The Right Pocket two cards chosen, duplicates are in pockets as prediction 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 4
Karl Fulves Count Force counting to a number twice, second card is forced, deck of double facers 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 4
Karl Fulves Hofzwindle red-backed deck cut in half, card chosen from each half, blue-backed duplicates produced from pocket from blue deck 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 5
Nicholas Einhorn The Money Deck gaffed deck to produce 4 coins 2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 20
David Acer Jim's Pick Card freely selected matches prediction on table 2004 Random Acts of Magic 166
Michael Weber & Dean Dill A New World very clean procedure 2005 A New World 1
Dean Dill Bonus Routine 2-phase routine inspired by "Red & Black" (John Kennedy, Genii Vol. 52 No. 9, p. 560) 2005 A New World 7
Bruce Cervon Faro Fooler from NDO to NDO with two faros, double index cards 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 32
Tom Stone Subliminal Persuasion secret message appears as cards are riffled, nudist deck presentation 2010 Vortex 21
Tyler Wilson 36 Wheeler flip book animation on Bicycle League Backs with roulette presentation, named number appears on back of chosen card, memorized deck 2010 Reinventing the Real 155
Tyler Wilson Oscar The Grouch deck with celebrity-names on backs, some transformations on both sides of one of those cards, back changes to named name 2010 Reinventing the Real 164
Andi Gladwin Omni Deck Climax climax for Open Travelers in which whole deck becomes invisible/transparent 2010 One Degree 52
Helder Guimarães The Deck construction of gaffed deck 2011 Ontology Project 4
Helder Guimarães Triumphant new pack order finale despite seeing deck mixed 2011 Ontology Project 14
Helder Guimarães Post-Monition named card missing from deck and in prediction envelope 2015 Nephelococcygia 29
Helder Guimarães The Solo Act 1. Triumph
2. Anti-Oil and Water
3. Kings Production
Finale - Cards to New Deck Order
2015 The Veriloquent 35
Steve Beam Mind-Reading Deck Magician uses a deck of cards to grade the quality of thought of a spectator. Ultimately, the deck turns blank. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 60
Ryan Plunkett The Mexican-American War Three blank cards, predictions written on them, match three freely selected cards inspired by R.M. Jamison's Touch Variation, Hugard's Annual of Magic (1937),
"Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001)
2016 Some Assembly Required 20
Roberto Giobbi Lefty Deck created by Kevin Reylek 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Oct 7") 288