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Unknown A Perpendicular Palm kind of perpendicular lateral palm 1890 More Magic 136
Paul Valadon Bent in Half Palm from classic palm position 1902 The Modern Conjurer 81
Unknown Back of the Hand Steal top card stolen off tabled deck with sticky/wet back of the hand 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown The Fan "Steal" from packet in hand in preparation for production 1938 Greater Magic 21
Unknown New Finger Clip Palm 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 39
Unknown Thumb Palm 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 47
Stanley Collins Bent Palm-Off from Packet cards bent in half 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 697
Tom Sellers A Card Flourish bent-in-half palm 1942 That's Good! 7
Unknown Thumb Steal Color Change palm off can be used to produce fans (context), thumb palm 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 179
Arthur H. Buckley A Novel Palm see also "Methods of controlling & palming. Four: Bent Cop" (Guy Hollingworth, 1999) 1946 Card Control 74
Arthur H. Buckley The Palm Unsurpassed card almost bent in half 1946 Card Control 91
Arthur H. Buckley The Thumb Palm Move (An original piece of manipulative deception) transfer to show hands emtpy utilizing back thumb palm 1946 Card Control 131
Unknown Side Steal side steal to weird palm 1946 Card Control 82
Jack (?) Larkin Larkin's Throw Palm 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 586
Edward Marlo Palm Positions introducing four palming positions 1957 Side Steal 27
Dai Vernon Other methods of Palming Gambler's palm and strange clip palm 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 39
Dai Vernon One handed Palm unusual right clip position, multiple or single 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 41
Unknown Thumb Clip Palm palm position is explained 1961 Card Switches 3
Unknown Latest Thumb Clip Palm palm position is explained 1961 Card Switches 3
Chris Gosselin Palming from Pre-Kelly Placement 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 64
Karl Fulves Imp Cop card lapped from riffle shuffle or put in a position where it is held at a corner at the table edge 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 40
Karl Fulves The Direct Cop tabled, from center, kind of flat palm 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 86
Karl Fulves Direct Cop - Second Method tabled, from center, kind of longitudinal laterl palm 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 88
Patrick Cook & Ross Bertram A Riffle Shuffle Cop bottom cards in right hand angle palm type 1975 Afterthoughts 110
Karl Fulves Shadow Steal top card of tabled spread slid under hand 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 72
Karl Fulves Moisture Steal card sticks to back of hand 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 198
Jerry Andrus Drag Strip card steal, center 1976 Andrus Card Control 32
Gene Maze Primary/Basic Grip hold-out position for card/packet 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 247
Bill Wisch Palm Change No. 2 bottom card shown and apparently placed into center, palmed in unusual left hand position 1977 Palm Change 1 & 2 8
Looy Simonoff Koplooy! thumb clip steal as card is pushed in (misdirection style) 1978 Here's My Card 106
Unknown Table Edge Holdout held with thumb at edge of table 1978 Transpo Trix 63
Unknown Bottom Placement Steal 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 162
Eric Mason Put and Take card under beer coaster, move also as a force 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 762
Karl Fulves Card Purse Palm a bit unclear 1979 Card Under Glass 89
Paul Harris A Force switch of card in tabled spread, card slid around under palm 1979 Close-up Entertainer 55
Edward Marlo Table Edge Holdout thumb clip position 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 69
Unknown Manipulator's Steal from back of packet 1980 The Upside Down Toppit - Volume II 9
Dan MacMillan The Flexible Palm palm position, originally from "The Gamblers' Palm Revisited" 1981 Close-Up With Cards 34
George Joseph The Pinch Palm thumb palm 1982 Hand Mucking 2
George Joseph Switching Palms - Classic Palm To Gamblers Palm
- Classic Palm To Pinch Palm
- Gamblers Palm to Classic Palm
- Gamblers Palm to Pinch Palm
- Pinch Palm to Classic Palm
- Pinch Palm to Gamblers Palm
1982 Hand Mucking 3
Edward Marlo The Curled Grip 1983 Marlo without Tears 185
Edward Marlo Olram's Cop alternative for Benzais Cop 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 75
Ross Bertram To Palm a Card by its Edge 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 138
Edward Marlo As a Rear Clip Palm bottom, left hand 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 137
Edward Marlo Marlo's Cop from bottom into left hand rear clip palm 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 160
Edward Marlo An Effect from the 40's two selections produced from air, thumb clip steal from deck 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 293
Bruce Cervon Culling the Paralyzed Palm card is spreadculled and palmed 1988 The Cervon File 188
Bruce Cervon Paralyzed almost bend in half 1988 The Cervon File 185
Philippe Socrate Deck to pocket load variation of old stage manupulation 1989 Williamson's Wonders 78
Edward Marlo Fingertip Side Steals four methods 1990 That's It 1
Alex Elmsley The Thumb Palm Addition adding cards from bottom to top 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 119
Unknown Moisture Palm card sticks to hand 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 2
Jon Racherbaumer Quick Clip Cop left hand thumb clip from center 1992 Card Finesse II 138
Karl Fulves Breakaway Palm top card palmed either in right hand, or held in unusual clip position between left fingers for color change application 1992 Deceptive Practices 53
Angelo Carbone Herrmann Pass Palm palming thick packet from bottom in edge grip position 1994 Humbug 11
Dominique Duvivier Holding Clout Stealing and adding cards secretly, with table see also "Undercover Cop" (Charles Aste Jr. & Unknown, 1992) 1996 Magie Duvivier 25
Guy Hollingworth Methods of controlling & palming. Four: Bent Cop several applications, good angles compared to gambler's cop see also "A Novel Palm" (Arthur H. Buckley, 1946),
"Stolen Goods" (Vanni Bossi, 2016)
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 143
Al Baker Thumb Clip Palm top card in right hand 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Instructions") 546
Wesley James Palming... essay and basic palm positions
- Classic Palm
- Classic Palm Grip with First Finger (Marlo)
- Thumb Palm
- Gambler's Flat Palm
see also "New Palm Position" (Ed Marlo, New Tops, Vol. 6 No. 1, Jan 1966) 2004 Enchantments 121
Fred Robinson Moisture Steal with back of hand 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 199
Ken Krenzel The Fantraction into a thumb-clip type palm 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 63
Ken Krenzel The Clip Slip from center into left hand, thumb clip position, see also John Carney's handling (Secrets) 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 90
Unknown Thumb Clip Palm from small packet 2010 One Degree 62