Peculiarities of certain Cards
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Unknown Natürliche Methode observing irregularities in back design 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 132
Dai Vernon Super Card Prediction stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same point varied by "Dai Vernon Force" (Dai Vernon & Frederick Braue, 1985) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 29
Charles T. Jordan Twentieth Century Sorcery exploiting special feature on back of Bicycle Blue Thistle Backs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 145
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 251
Unknown Neat Card Detection only with Bicycle backs from the old days... 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Unknown Off-Tone Key Card Sun-Marked Key Card
Worn-Back Key Card
1938 Greater Magic 81
Unknown Ivory and Air Cushion Finish halves from different decks with different finishes, divided deck location see also "Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 1938 Greater Magic 448
William H. McCaffrey Blindfold Multiple Detection blindfolded magician divines several cards, different finishes 1938 Greater Magic 449
Edward Marlo Imperfection Force under-spread force 1947 Marlo In Spades 8
Cy Endfield Time Must Tell using natural imperfection also published as "Time Must Tell" (Cy Endfield, 1955),
"Time Must Tell" (Cy Endfield, 1956)
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 696
Cy Endfield Time Must Tell using natural imperfection also published as "Time Must Tell" (Cy Endfield, 1949) 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part III 25
Cy Endfield Time Must Tell using natural imperfection, clock lay out, with lie detector presentation also published as "Time Must Tell" (Cy Endfield, 1949) 1956 The Best in Magic 110
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Las Vegas Deck ivory and air cushion finish deck in conjunction with Rusduck's 4-Way Deal, see No. 8 for history of the principle see also "Ivory and Air Cushion Finish" (1938),
"Rusduck Four-Way Deal" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
"Research Division" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Stewart James, 1958),
"Re: Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958)
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Las Vegas Deck comments by Stewart James and Dai Vernon see also "Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 9
Unknown Natural Air Pocket Principle squared deck is often cut at the same spot because of natural air pockets see also "Estimation Kicker" (Justin Higham, 2014) 1962 Estimation 31
Dai Vernon Vernon Super Card Prediction stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same point 1962 Early Vernon 24
Edward Marlo Strippers from the Manufacturer called "The Great Discovery", see also page 155 of Advanced Fingertip Control 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "5 I Shuffled the Cards") 16
Edward Marlo In Case of a Miss spectator chooses odd-backed card via face-up spread force, based on different coatings 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 149
Edward Marlo Marlo Card Secrets two Items, how to have locators in new decks 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 316
Edward Marlo Coated Locator using plastic coated card in standard deck 1975 Hierophant (Section "7 Resurrection Issue") 51
Dai Vernon Glimpse Location Use creases and subtle dirt marks on cards as a key card 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 223
Dai Vernon Suggestion for Spread Location (Mistitled as Top Change Misdirection) Use breaks/clumps in spread to find cards 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 226
Edward Marlo The Sting punch deal with natural edge marks, Bee deck 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 24
Dai Vernon & Frederick Braue Dai Vernon Force stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same point inspired by "Super Card Prediction" (Dai Vernon, 1937) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Edward Marlo Fingertip Controls three methods, one with a "horribly warped" deck see also "Thought Bridge" (Ken Krenzel, 1990) 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 263
Vanni Bossi The Perfect Key Card 1992 Vanni Bossi NEW Lecture Notes 19
Edward Marlo Odd Aces placing cards from other deck into deck as locator cards 1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 4
John Northern Hilliard "Think , 'Stop!'" Card Tricks three methods, double backer and tactile key cards 1994 More Greater Magic 1211
Dai Vernon Vernon 1-3 three methods 1994 More Greater Magic 1245