Point of Departure (often Traveling effect)
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Alex Elmsley Point of Departure Card placed between black Aces vanishes to magician's pocket see also "Point of Departure" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1953 "Come a little closer..." 19
Edward Marlo Card Vanish Supreme two methods inspired by "Point of Departure" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 111
Alex Elmsley Point of Departure reprinted from reference, see also p. 320 see also "Point of Departure" (Alex Elmsley, 1953),
varied by "PoD Addition" (Paul Sweetman, 1970)
1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 309
Paul Sweetman PoD Addition travelling stamp inspired by "3c Worth of Magic" (Bruce Elliott, 1945),
"Point of Departure" (Alex Elmsley, 1969)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 320
Jon Racherbaumer Last-Minute Departure inspired by "Point of Departure" (Alex Elmsley, 1994),
see also "Pointing the Way" (Al Smith, 1982),
varied by "Instant Departure" (Ken Simmons, 1981)
1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 28
Sam Schwartz A.E.-I.O.U. varied by "Caught in the Middle" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1972),
"A.E. S.S. E.M. IOU" (Wesley James, 1997)
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 109
Simon Aronson Vise Versa 1 signed selection from sandwich to other sandwich in deck 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 61
Simon Aronson Vise Versa 2 signed selection from sandwich to other sandwich in deck 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 62
Martin A. Nash Down the Garden Path from queens to deck, see p. 443 for additional crediting 1975 Ever So Sleightly 74
Edward Marlo The Vanish method for Vanishing a Sandwiched Card 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 233
Jerry Mentzer Last Minute Arrival 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 30
Dai Vernon Vernon Utility Move card vanishes from small packet, reappears reversed in middle of deck 1976 Card Secrets of Bruce Cervon 24
Wayne Dobson Joker Sandwich card vanishes from sandwich and appears face up in the deck 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 4) 665
Bernard Bilis Another Departure gaffed 1980 French Pasteboards 19
Father Cyprian Hofzinser's Departure aces transform into selection, aces back in deck, double facer 1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 54
Gene Maze Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow from sandwich to middle of the deck, face up 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 78
Gene Maze Bon Voyage double backer, lapping 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 79
Ken Simmons Instant Departure inspired by "Last-Minute Departure" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1971) 1981 Cards - With a Different Touch 47
Fred Castle & Frank Garcia The James Bond Trick Card vanishes from one packet to another 1981 Magic With Giant Cards 8
Peter Duffie Change of Departure 1982 Alternative Card Magic 10
Jon Racherbaumer & Ken Krenzel The Dissolving Departure with optical illusion to show two as three 1982 Card Finesse 44
David Solomon Double-Cross Departure 1982 Card Finesse 190
Larry Jennings Departure From A Point see also "Departure From A Point" (Larry Jennings, 1986) 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 577
Ken Krenzel & Richard Kaufman & Derek Dingle Holy P.O.D. flap gaff varied by "Tablehopper's Holy P.O.D." (Christian Knudsen, 2000),
"Holes - The Gimmick" (Chris Mayhew, 2009),
"Tainted P.O.D." (Chris Mayhew, 2009)
1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. Winter Extra) 33
Al Smith Pointing the Way see correction on page 1139 inspired by "Last-Minute Departure" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1971) 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 7) 1070
Edward Marlo The Smug Departure two methods, one for magicians varied by "Kings on a Fling" (John Luka & Edward Marlo & Daryl Martinez & Frank Garcia, 1997) 1983 Marlo without Tears 308
Jon Racherbaumer W(hole) Card Departure jokers have holes in them 1983 The Card Puzzle 17
Edward Marlo Ungaffed Sign-Up 1983 The Card Puzzle 19
Ian Land Technicolor Departure selection signed on both sides see also "Correction to Ian Land's Technicolour Departure" (Ian Land, 1983) 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 11) 1137
Ian Land Correction to Ian Land's Technicolour Departure see also "Technicolor Departure" (Ian Land, 1983) 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 1) 1164
Philip T. Goldstein Sans Fronds without palming inspired by "The Mystery Card" (Larry Jennings, 1986) 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 96
Stephen Tucker Departure Lounge thought of card appeas between black kings,black kings find two other selections and vanish 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1206
Steve Hamilton Going, Going ... Gone! cards shrink 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1260
Larry Jennings The Mystery Card see also issue 2, p. 3 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Peter Duffie Departure Point two signed cards vanish and appear face up in the deck, they vanish again and produced from pockets 1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 55
Larry Jennings The Mystery Card 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 34
Larry Jennings Departure From A Point see also "Departure From A Point" (Larry Jennings, 1982) 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 134
John C. Wagner Royal Detectives card from sandwich into deck 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 153
Brother John Hamman Kangaroo Card visitor type effect, then point of departure 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 109
Juan Tamariz The Romantic Prisoner only three cards, card vanishes from between jokers and appears in pocket, lapping 1989/91 Sonata 137
Edward Marlo Holy P.O.D.'d Again flap gaff 1992 The Collected Almanac (Section "") xli
Jed B. Smith Clipped Escape although cards are fixed with paper clip 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 11) 2289
Simon Lovell Another Departed Point varied by "Apocalypse Variations Or Additions" (Paul Hallas, 1996) 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 5) 2356
Alex Elmsley Point of Departure from sandwich to pocket see also "Point of Departure" (Alex Elmsley, 1953) 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 118
Alex Elmsley Economy Class Departure without double facer 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 122
Alex Elmsley The Fiddle with the Biddle in the Middle card appears between sandwiched cards in deck, then vanishes from sandwich and reappears face-up in deck 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 129
Paul Gertner Those are the Aces, Those are Not aces between spectator's palm, selection added, selection vanishes and reappears reversed in deck, repeat but this time aces travel to deck and indifferent cards are left behind inspired by "Earl Nelson Aces Plus" (Earl Nelson, Variations, 1979) 1994 Steel and Silver 106
Peter Duffie Dearly Departured 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 44
Peter Duffie Exodus double facer 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 49
Paul Hallas Apocalypse Variations Or Additions inspired by "Another Departed Point" (Simon Lovell, 1994) 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 1) 2603
Dominique Duvivier The Card that Wasn't There Card placed amongst four Aces disappears, found face up in the deck 1996 Magie Duvivier 155
James Swain Final Departure inspired by "Between Your Points of Departure" (Earl Nelson, Variations) 1996 Miracles with Cards 187
Wesley James A.E. S.S. E.M. IOU credit information
- Method I (Preferred Method)
- Retention of Vision Method
inspired by "A.E.-I.O.U." (Sam Schwartz, 1972) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 92
Peter Duffie Clear to the Point Signed selection placed in clear plastic envelope, which is sandwiched between two Jokers. Card vanishes and appears between two other Jokers in spectator's hand (based on Steve Hamilton's Clearly Vanished and Roy Walton's Jefferson's Jest) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 103
James Swain Departure from Quartet between palms to case 1999 21st Century Card Magic 3
Christian Knudsen Tablehopper's Holy P.O.D. flap gaff, color changing back kicker inspired by "Holy P.O.D." (Ken Krenzel & Richard Kaufman & Derek Dingle, 1982) 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 98
Don England Early P.O.D. Holy P.O.D. Versions 2001 Don England's Paradox 100
Jay Sankey & David Acer Count On It Card that magician picks from spectator's packet vanishes, travels to deck (Biddle Trick-like) 2004 Random Acts of Magic 57
Erik Nordvall MAP - Mental Aces to Pocket Spectator thinks of an Ace, magician correctly divines it, then all the Aces turn into selected Ace, then selected Ace disappears, then in the pocket are the other three Aces and only the selected Ace is left in the hand 2006 Erik Nordvall Lecture Notes Asia 2006 4
John Guastaferro Biddleless - The Biddleless Trick biddle trick without biddle steal 2010 One Degree 80
John Guastaferro Name That Tune presentation for biddle trick 2010 One Degree 82
John Guastaferro Lost & Found selection vanishes from clear plastic sleeve, then reappears inside, inspired by Roy Walton's "Jefferson's Jest" see also "Playing the Odds" (John Guastaferro, 2013) 2010 One Degree 113