Overcounts (as more than are there)
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Unknown Snapping Sound False Count six as seven in example 1902 The Modern Conjurer 89
Unknown False Count seven as eight, using snap sound 1909 The Art of Magic 49
Stanley Collins False Count removing four as three cards from the deck, milking extra card 1915 Original Magical Creations 27
Unknown Snap False Count cards over-counted from top of deck 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 179
Laurie Ireland The False Count also off the top of the deck 1938 Lessons in Dishonesty 12
Francis Carlyle The Carlyle False Count I. To Count a Number of Cards Showing Less Than There Are.
II. To Count a Number of Cards as More Than They Really Are.
see also "The Slide Back Count" (1981),
varied by "Das Falschzählen von Geldscheinen" (Michael Skinner & Francis Carlyle, 1995)
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 15
Unknown Snap False Count cards over-counted from top of deck 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 52
Unknown Direct False Count 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 201
Unknown Slip-Over False Count 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 203
Unknown Put-Back False Count counting cards off a pack 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 204
Unknown Palm-Over False Count into spectator's hand 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 206
Jack Hecht Over-Hand False Count using lift shuffle 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 209
Unknown The False Count 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 162
Arthur H. Buckley The False Count for More 1946 Card Control 53
Arthur H. Buckley The False Count for More with sound 1948 Principles and Deceptions 152
Dr. Jacob Daley Snap False Count 1950 Stars of Magic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 105
Dr. Jacob Daley Laydown False Count 1950 Stars of Magic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 103
Edward Marlo Sleight of Tongue False Count bold 1953 The Cardician 46
Edward Marlo The False Count 1953 The Cardician 94
Norman Osborn Double Count also "Unlimited Count", five as six with six different faces, double facer 1953 Unlimited 5
Edward Marlo & Norman Osborn Improved Double Count five as six with six different faces, double facer, see also page 16 for variation 1953 Unlimited 8
Edward Marlo False Fan Group Count off the top of the deck 1953 Unlimited 28
Edward Marlo Impromptu Double Count e.g. seven as ten, cards counted reversed to bottom 1953 Unlimited 30
Unknown Method 1 a fake-take count 1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 16
Cy Endfield False Count 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part I 60
Cy Endfield There's Five Aces! four aces are counted as five as a gag 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 44
Bob Stencel Counting Four as Five see also "Four As Five" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 578
Karl Fulves The Four As Five Count 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 23
Karl Fulves Four As Five see also "Counting Four as Five" (Bob Stencel, 1972) 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 104
Karl Fulves Variation On The Count variation on "Four As Five" 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 106
Jeff Busby Four As Five four as five with one concealed 1974 Epilogue (Issue 22) 208
Edward Marlo & Norman Osborn & Jon Racherbaumer Unlimited Count Variation and Display six as seven 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 132
Paul Harris Snap Count audible, two as three 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 20
Ross Bertram False Count 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 74
Edward Marlo The Flexible Count here as an overcount, also for interlaced vanish 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 77
Alex Elmsley Three as Four Elmsley Count 1979 CardMagic 77
Edward Victor Eye Count 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 2) 639
Edward Marlo Unlimited Count 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 36
Willane False Counting for Eleven Card Trick 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 14) 1202
Edward Marlo Couting Less as More first false count 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 124
Edward Marlo To Count Less Cards as More second false count 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 128
Edward Marlo Third False Count 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 129
Edward Marlo Fifth False Count 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 132
Edward Marlo Sixth False Count only one move needed, re-loading count 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 134
Edward Marlo False Count for the Interlaced Vanish 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 139
Edward Marlo Seventh False Count 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 140
Edward Marlo The Marfoe Count (Jan. 1977) - First Count three as four, hiding 1 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 147
Edward Marlo Second Count Marfoe Count, three as four, optionally hiding 1 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 148
Edward Marlo Third Count Marfoe Count, three as five, hiding 1 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 150
Edward Marlo Fourth Count Marfoe Count, three as five, hiding 1 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 151
Edward Marlo Fifth Count Marfoe Count, three as five 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 151
Edward Marlo Sixth Count Marfoe Count, three as five 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 152
Edward Marlo Seventh Count Marfoe Count, three as six 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 153
Edward Marlo O.K. - Let's Play - Game #1-5 actually Switchless Switch handling, overcount and show the kings from top of the deck 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 278
Edward Marlo Game #6 - Slip Count show and take kings from deck while only having 3 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 283
Unknown Four as Five Count end grip 1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 29
Unknown False Counting Three Cards as Four 1980 The Upside Down Toppit - Volume II 8
Unknown Removing Less Cards from Deck 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 48
Jon Racherbaumer & Ken Krenzel The Dissolving Departure with optical illusion to show two as three 1982 Card Finesse 44
Francis Carlyle & Derek Dingle Carlyle False Count Variation 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 216
Edward Marlo Additional Ideas - Broken Count Broken Elmsley Count and more broken counts 1982 Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 22
Edward Marlo False Count to Table using deal cop 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 76
Paul Harris Two as Three Count 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 46
Paul Harris The P.H. Cheapshot Count three snaps heard, two as three 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 46
Edward Marlo The Olram Count Olram Subtlety as false count 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 301
Unknown 4 as 5 Elmsley Count 1984 Cards Hit 14
Norman Osborn & Philip T. Goldstein Unlimited Count Variation 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 20
Edward Victor Victor Count Variation 1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1291
Unknown Overcount from Deck from deck into hand one by one see also "The Perfect-Pitch False Count" (Dai Vernon & Dr. James William Elliott, 1987) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 12
Charlie Miller False Counts off the deck (1939)
- Four as Three
- Two as Three
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 30
Nick Pudar Versatile Count under- or overcount 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 1265
Dai Vernon & Dr. James William Elliott The Perfect-Pitch False Count recontructing Dr. James Elliot see also "Overcount from Deck" (1985) 1987 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 90
Paul Harris Snap Count two as three 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 155
Edward Victor The Eye Count 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 155
Edward Marlo Flipover Count two double facers as four different cards 1987 Special Effects 28
Edward Marlo The False Count five as seven, five as six, four as five 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 62
Larry Jennings Three as Four Count one by one on table 1988 The Cardwright 49
Paul Harris Overcount Off the Deck 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 9-12 Paul Harris: The Act) 47
Francis Carlyle & Paul Harris The False Count 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 9-12 Paul Harris: The Act) 50
Brother John Hamman Overcount Variations see following pages as well 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 130
Brother John Hamman The Countback 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 150
Karl Fulves Up The Ladder "swindle count in which any small number of cards can be counted as any larger number, and any number of cards can be concealed" 1989 And a Packet of Cards 14
Karl Fulves Overcount Off the Deck here two as three 1989 Kaleidoscope 25
Bill Wisch Top Secret Count false counts off the top of the deck, over, under, hiding cards 1989 Kaleidoscope 39
Juan Tamariz & Francis Carlyle Note III - False Count Tamariz' version of Carlyle's false count 1989 / 91 Sonata 243
Edward Marlo The Olram Count see also "The Olram Count" (Edward Marlo, 1984) 1990 That's It 30
Edward Marlo & Norman Osborn Unlimited Display 1990 NYCANOTES 4
Alex Elmsley Everchange Count four as five while hiding one varied by "Everchange Count Variation" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 74
Alex Elmsley Neverchange Count four as five, hiding one 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 81
Eric de la Mare de la Mare False Count four as five, variation of Stanyon Count 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 232
Norman Osborn & Edward Marlo Unlimited Display 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 6
Edward Marlo Unlimited Count 1992 The Olram Aces - The Impossible Travellers 12
Unknown Biddle Steal Count 1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 7
Alex Elmsley 5 as 6 False Count 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 219
Alex Elmsley Everchange Count Variation inspired by "Everchange Count" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 464
Paul Harris P.H. Snap Count audible, two as three 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 98
Brother John Hamman Hamman Count two as three 1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 4) 13
Paul Harris Snap Count audible 1995 ca. Siamese Signatures and Other Oddities 8
Paul Harris P.H. Snap Count audible, two as three 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "The Magic of Paul Harris") 53
Bill Malone Las Vegas Leaper Count II spectator counts himself 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Las Vegas Close-Up") 188
Paul Harris Snap Count one as two 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "New Stuff") 59
Paul Harris Overcount from Deck see also "The Perfect-Pitch False Count" (Dai Vernon & Dr. James William Elliott, 1987) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Magical Arts Journal") 243
Francis Carlyle & Paul Harris The Carlyle False Count 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Magical Arts Journal") 246
Larry Jennings The Six/Four Count 1997 Jennings '67 74
Larry Jennings The Alpha Count one as two 1997 Jennings '67 182
Norman Osborn Unlimited Count 1997 The Vampire Papers 110
Karl Fulves Front Loading Osborn's Unlimited Count handling 1997 The Vampire Papers 120
Ron Bauer The Take-Back Count Switch inspired by "The Countback" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 139
Unknown The Over-count technique to count more cards than are actually present 1998 Card College - Volume 3 606
Chuck Smith Optical Display to show two cards as three 2000 Why Not? 6
Unknown Four as Five Count one card outjogged 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 131
Ross Bertram Ross Bertram's false count 2003 Tricks 151
Unknown Psychological False Count "six plus four is ten" 2003 Artificial conclusions 14
Francis Carlyle Walking Finger Count 2006 Tangled Web 160
Ron Bauer Audible Count 2006 Final(ly) Aces 37
Nick Pudar The Pudar Count 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 106
Francis Carlyle & Steve Beam Push-off Overcount off the top of the deck 2009 A Clockwork Apple 24
John Guastaferro Overturned Counts cards are turned over while counted one by one
1. Overturned Elmsley
2. Overturned Stanyon
2010 One Degree 77
Unknown Psychological False Count 14-13-12-... and y makes y 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 13
Al Schneider False Count from top of deck 2011 Al Schneider Magic 458
Dai Vernon Perfect-Pitch False Count see also "The Perfect-Pitch False Count" (Dai Vernon & Dr. James William Elliott, 1987) 2016 In Order to Amaze 34
So Sato Vertical Three as Four Count Elmsley Count alternative 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 87
Edward Marlo Count 7 Carlyle count like 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 22