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Theodore Annemann The Mind in Retrospect 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 16
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle see also "A Couple of Cards Get Together" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 20
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card see also "A Couple of Cards Get Together" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Glenn G. Gravatt Mental Vision four cards chosen and divined, pencil dot card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator inspired by "The Transposed Cards" ( Ziska, 1909),
see also "The Transposed Cards" ( Ziska, 1937)
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 40
Martin Gardner Preposterous 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 63
Edward Marlo In Lieu of Pencil daub on borrowed deck as alternative to pencil dotted key card 1945 Tricks with Daub 9
H. Levenson Amazing Coincidence two rows of eight cards, selection is found in the named column 1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1946") 4
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference 1947 Watch This One! 32
Unknown The Pencil Dot mark for the corner-short 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 6
Ken Krenzel & Don Costello Miracle named card turns over 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 169) 678
Bill Ruesskamp 15 to 30 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
Aage Darling Vibrato performer is blindfolded, thought of card is found 1953 I'll Read Your Mind 9
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
J. B. Bobo Triple Threat Card dotted, corner short, edge marked see also Genii, Aug. 1947, p. 368 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Edward G. Brown The Performer Draws a Card from the Pack Held by a Spectator 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 194
Carl Newton Inspiration from the French two cards selected from ten-card packet, cards in row on card stand and a piece of tissue in front of each, tissue touched with cigarette, bright flashes at selections see also "Message from Hades" (Jack Avis, 1954/27) 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Erhard Liebenow The Card In the Center Liebenow's card peeling see also "Liebenow's Card Peeling" (Denis Behr & Erhard Liebenow, 2007) 1978 Liebenow On Cards 7
Daryl Martinez Double-Dazzling Triumph two selections, deck shuffled face up into face down, two cards are reversed, indicator cards to find selections, then deck is separated into red and black cards varied by "Double-Dazzling Slop Shuffle Triumph" (Bob Farmer, 1982) 1979 Double-Dazzling Triumph 1
Mike Hilburger No Skill Four Ace Assembly spectator shuffles cards with deck and when sixteen cards dealt again, aces on bottom 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 21
Christian Scherer Unmöglich selection in deck, four aces, named one turns into selection and ace is found in card case 1982 Card News '82 90
Hans E. Trixer Everyplace with all blank faces kicker 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 59
Unknown Key Cards pencil marks, or reversed card in one-way deck 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 9
Alex Elmsley Weight with small packet, marked key card see also "The Spellbinder" (1985),
"Weight While I Find It" (Edward Marlo & Alex Elmsley, 1991),
"Guaranteed!" (Roberto Giobbi & Alex Elmsley & David Solomon, 2012)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 366
Unknown A Good Card Trick marked key card 1993 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 89
Stephen Bargatze This and That funny presentation, words on cards "nothing", "something", "it", "this" and "that" 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 58) 1113
Karl Fulves Two By Four shuffled deck, performer shuffles and cuts three piles, then names bottom cards, then new bottom cards are aces 1996 Blocking Off 62
Nick Trost Miracle Match Up similar to Gemini Mates in plot, two methods inspired by "Prospero" (Peter Warlock, The Magigram, February 1980) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 177
Nick Trost Showdown three phase Ten Card Poker Deal routine, last phase is stud poker. Includes Tom Hubbard's handling at the end. varied by "Mahtub" (Rene Lavand, Magic from the Soul, 1993) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 216
Nick Trost Twenty-Deck Poker Deal Poker with twenty cards see also "The Hokey-Poker Deck" (Jim Lucier, The New Tops, March 1978) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 245
Karl Fulves Parallel Time two decks, red-backed JS on face of blue-backed deck, spectator inserts JS in center behind her back but it's back on face, repeated with other deck, repeated but it now jumps back to other deck, "ambitions card done with the deck in the spectator's hands" 1997 The Vampire Papers 94
Ron Bauer Key to the Draw three cards, 26th key inspired by "The Triple Discovery" (Charlie Miller & Jack McMillen, 1941) 1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 20
Ron Bauer Devilish Trickery 1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 133
Frank Csuri Double Back Think double lift on deck 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 15
Doug Canning Marked Up Masterpiece faro and 26 key 1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 63) 1245
Ron Bauer Chick Trick wind-up toy chicken finds selections, credit information inspired by "The Hoppy" (Ron Bauer, New Tops, March 1982) 2002 Chick Trick 1
Ron Bauer Second Finger Top Deal jacks shuffled into deck, yet shown on top, then dealt to partner as fake false dealing demo inspired by "I Won't Play Cards With Him" (Bill Larson, Sr.) 2004 Second Finger Top Deal 2
Basil Horwitz ESP Incredible Memory Test five ESP cards are signed and put back in deck, performer reverses the cards behind back 2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 5 36
Basil Horwitz Body Language Challenge Poker Test spectator can select cards from half the deck to build best possible poker hand, performer selects without looking and has a royal flush 2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 5 39
Stephan Kirschbaum Any Card at (almost) any Number spectator shuffles cards, half forcing deck 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 45
John Lovick My Dream of Mind Reading blank deck finale, credit information inspired by "Mindreader's Dream" (Bob Hummer, 1952),
varied by "On "My Dream of Mind Reading"" (Anton van Helden, 2016)
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Ha... 115
Paul Vigil Prepare to Enter setting up for the act
- Paraphernalia
- Main Deck Setup
- Pocket Management
2017 The Doors of Deception 1