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Unknown To cause a Number of Cards to Multiply invisibly in a Person's keeping cut-off packet weighed, then it multiplies 1876 Modern Magic 84
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards two routines (second one by Robert-Houdin) 1889 Tricks with Cards 122
Unknown Practical Illustrations - top cards named after cut
- spectator cuts off cards and performer knows number of cards and points containted
1890 More Magic 75
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenwage performer names number of cards in cut-off pile, with patter 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 87
Unknown Gerade oder ungerade performer knows if cut-off pile has odd or even number of cards, red-black alternating 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 89
S. W. Erdnase Weighing Cards 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 180
Charles T. Jordan The Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck (clubs/diamonds and hearts/spades) 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 14
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 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 21
Jack Merlin Telling the Amount of Cards Cut by a Spectator performer knows amount of cards cut to, then asks for another number and cuts that number himself 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 8
Oswald Rae Cutting A Pack of Cards performer cuts any number of cards, four corner crimps 1928 Sub Rosa 7
Al Baker The Card Counting Mystery cutting same amount than spectator, short and wide cards 1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Pack") 481
Theodore Annemann Odd or Even, Which? knowing whether a packet has an odd or even number of cards, alternating one-way backs see also "Odd or Even" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 10
Unknown Up Your Sleeve spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
Unknown Counting by Eye cutting off certain number of cards, slick locator 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Unknown Odd or Even cutting off odd or even number of cards at will, slick card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
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) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 148
Charles T. Jordan Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
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 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 219
Arthur H. Buckley Cards and Pockets number of cut off cards is divined, deck in pocket, any named card instantly produced 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 241
Unknown The "Cut" Count cutting exact number of cards, stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 267
Unknown Lifting Any Number of Cards Called For - No. 1 stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 277
Unknown Lifting Any Number of Cards Called For - No. 2 stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 277
Louis Nikola "Stop." apparently count the cards while riffling, or cutting off a requested number 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 392
Louis Nikola Cards by Weight memorized deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 393
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 177
Unknown Trick Wherein a Packet's Number of Cards is Divined 1938 Greater Magic 113
Harry Blackstone Card and Number number named, that many cards are cut to and selection is at that position, belly stripper card 1938 Greater Magic 461
Al Baker Mysterious Divination spectators put packets in pocket, performer divines number of cards for each, stacked deck 1938 Greater Magic 544
Oscar Weigle The Triple Enigma spectator puts cards in pocket and remembers a card in rest of deck, performer divines card and number of pocketed cards, then locates card, short card 1939 Do That Again! 38
Charlie Miller Dexterous Fingers 1940 Expert Card Technique 230
Edward Marlo Another Rosini performer tells how many cards are cut off, crimps in deck 1940 Early Marlo (Section "Pasteboard Presto") 12
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin The Multiplication of Cards While in the Someones Hands cut-off amount divined, then number increased in spectator's hands, translated by Hugard 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 31
Billy O'Connor Cutting Off any Number of Cards using "Instanto" deck 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Al Baker An Impossible Count spectators cut off packet and put in pocket, performer knows number, memorized deck 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 233
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Lighting Calculator number named, that many cards cut off, next card selection 1941 The Stripper Deck 23
Warren Wiersbe In My Estimation ... performer cuts off same amount of cards as spectator see also "Weight Guess" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 6
Edward Marlo Marlo's Miracle Routine: Cards By Weight multiple phases, ace-king set-up, faro 1947 Marlo In Spades 13
Bob Dunn Card Counting Extraordinary Weighing cards 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 107
Audley Walsh Audley's Best 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 270) 1078
Edward Marlo Another Dilly performer knows how many cards are removed by spectator 1953 The Cardician 76
Edward Marlo The Tipoff spectator cuts off a packet, performer names number of cards cut off 1962 Estimation 14
Edward Marlo Estimation Demonstration or Practice several packets, number of cards is estimated 1962 Estimation 23
Dai Vernon Running the Scale seven packets are cut rappidly on the table with one to seven cards 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 95
Peter Alexis* Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number varied by "Red Magic Variation" (Bruce Cervon & Earl Keyser, 1967) 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 103
Bruce Cervon & Earl Keyser Red Magic Variation spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number inspired by "Red Magic" (Peter Alexis*, 1967) 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Ned Rutledge & James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Scales spectator deals amount of cards on the table, stops and remembers next card, performer cuts same amount and locates selection 1967 Between Two Minds 7
William Alstrand & Harry Lorayne Super Location first packets of seven cards are cut to as estimation demo, then challenge location, based on Alstrand's "A Card Trick for Experts" (Hugard's Magic Monthly) 1971 Reputation-Makers 32
Karl Fulves The Automatic Key real shuffle, about half is cut off, magician knows number of cards ("self-correcting set-up") 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 79
Edward Marlo Exhibitionism card from certain position selected, cut to performer to its original position 1975 Hierophant (Section "7 Resurrection Issue") 29
Nick Trost Weighing the Cards 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Harry Lorayne Deck Cuts Itself at Any Number crimp see also "Finger Flicker" (Pit Hartling, 2003) 1979 Quantum Leaps 146
Harry Lorayne The Mate Trap faro, 2 effects:
- spectator pockets number of cards, performer finds out how many
- spectator pockets number of cards, two cards in rest sandwich that number of cards
see also "Penelope's Principle" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1979 Quantum Leaps 222
Larry Jennings & Michael Skinner Impossible Location selection lost, top and bottom card total 10, ten cards cut off, then selection 1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 21
Paul Harris Bad Estimate performer "accidently" does bad estimation about where the selection lies 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 32
Edward Marlo Sneaking In Mexican Joe putting crimp in cards while performing packet estimation effect 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 213
Paul Cummins Counting On It number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection varied by "Count Me In" (Gary Plants, 2011),
"Mentally Count On It" (Gary Plants, 2011)
1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 132
Darwin Ortiz The Estimation Routine number of Cards determined by feel 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 45
Larry Jennings Larry's Favorite performer cuts off named of number of cards, last card is selection, based on "Blackstone's Favorite" (probably reference) see also "Card and Number" (Harry Blackstone, 1938) 1988 The Cardwright 1
Edward Marlo A Number For Fast Company spectator cuts selections into deck, performer names its position and cuts off that many cards, crimp, memorized deck see also "Card and Number" (Harry Blackstone, 1938) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 3) 12
Chris Kenner Sybil The Trick number to 20 named, packet of that size produced with flourish cut, selection on the bottom of packet, number also predicted 1992 Totally Out Of Control 157
Randy Wakeman Re-Count Demanded 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2193
Troy Hooser & Mark Tams Weight Your Turn performer cuts same amount as performer twice and eventually finds selection, faro inspired by Bob King's "I'll Guess Your Weight" in "More Magician Foolers",
see also "Numero Trois" (Blair Bowling, 1996)
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 1) 6
Allan Ackerman For Magicians Only garden path, stacked, memorized deck 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 139
Warren Stephens A Spectator's Estimate spectator guesses how many cards he cut off 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 2) 2611
Paul Cummins Counting On It number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection see also "The Plucker" (Scott Robinson, 2010),
varied by "Touchez" (Lee Asher, 2000)
1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 4
Roger Klause Count On The Variation 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 2) 2609
Richard Vollmer Numero Dos variation on King's "I Can Guess Your Weight" varied by "Numero Trois" (Blair Bowling, 1996) 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 5) 2643
Paul Harris Bad Estimate performer "accidently" does bad estimation about where the selection lies 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Kinda Guy") 125
Blair Bowling Numero Trois faro inspired by "I'll Guess Your Weight" (Bob King, The Breather),
"Numero Dos" (Richard Vollmer, 1996),
see also "Weight Your Turn" (Troy Hooser & Mark Tams, 1993)
1996 Facsimile (Issue 4) 8
Richard Vollmer Thrice Nice divided deck, see also p. 2819 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2737
John Bahu Your Cut My Cut breather, penelope 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2797
Nick Trost Weight Guess Spectator pockets cards, magician divines how many, breather at 26 see also "In My Estimation ..." (Warren Wiersbe, 1946),
varied by "Tom Hubbard's Version" (Tom Hubbard, 1997),
"Mike Roger's Version" (Mike Rogers, 1997)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 32
Mike Rogers Mike Roger's Version Variation of "Weight Guess" with cards face up inspired by "Weight Guess" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 33
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Variation of "Weight Guess", also with cards face up, but no initial counting inspired by "Weight Guess" (Nick Trost, 1997),
varied by "Paul Swinford's Routine" (Paul Swinford, 1997)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 34
Paul Cummins Count on It ten to 20, first packet of that size is produced 1999 21st Century Card Magic 102
Lee Asher Touchez ".....is what you say !!", number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection inspired by "Counting On It" (Paul Cummins, 1996) 2000 Pulp Friction 12
Ralph W. Hull & Roberto Giobbi Miraculous Coincidence magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards 2000 Card College - Volume 4 891
Al Baker Snappy Number short card see also "One Shot, One Kill" (Darwin Ortiz, 2012) 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Contributions") 518
Pit Hartling Finger Flicker breather crimp see also "The Acrobatic Pack" (Karl Fulves, 1975),
"Sudden Impact" (Darwin Ortiz, 2012),
varied by "Three Progressive Choices" (Helder Guimarães, 2008 (ca.))
2003 Card Fictions 10
Al Baker Cutting the same Number of Cards Counted using wide card 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 707
Al Baker Eyesight Trick memorized deck 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 712
Al Baker To Tell the Number of Cards after the Pack has been Cut 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 754
Al Baker Weight Trick number of cards in packet behind back, stacked deck 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 760
Eric Mead "Weighing the Cards" tip for stack method 2006 Tangled Web 96
Scott Robinson The Plucker number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection inspired by "Counting On It" (Paul Cummins, 1996) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 201
Gary Plants Mentally Count On It number thought of and selection at this position remembered, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection inspired by "Counting On It" (Paul Cummins, 1984),
see also "Count Me In" (Gary Plants, 2011)
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 22
Gary Plants Count Me In number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection, number predicted with four cards, originally from Precursor (Oct. 1989) inspired by "Palmist Prophesy" (Roy Walton, Complete Walton Vol. 2),
"Counting On It" (Paul Cummins, 1984),
see also "Mentally Count On It" (Gary Plants, 2011)
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 25
Woody Aragon The Human Scale weighing the cards 2011 A Book in English 139
Darwin Ortiz Best of the Best position of thought-of-card named, center dealing any named card, memorized deck 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 23
Darwin Ortiz Sudden Impact deck is flicked at peeked card inspired by "Finger Flicker" (Pit Hartling, 2003) 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 61
Darwin Ortiz One Shot, One Kill performer cuts off certain number of cards and directly at selection, three phases see also "Snappy Number" (Al Baker, 2003) 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 91
Pit Hartling The Heavyweight human scale, cut-off packets weighed and number of cut-off cards predicted 2016 In Order to Amaze 26
Ross Taylor & Brad Hodgins Dead Aim performer cuts off named number of cards, four aces produced 2017 Operandi (Issue 2) 13