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Charles T. Jordan Count Transfer as cards are counted into right hand with faces towards audience, one card is moved there behind the scenes 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 18
Laurie Ireland A False Count to be Used when Dealing Off the Deck featuring push-off see also "Marlo's One Hand Double Turnover" (Edward Marlo, 1945) 1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation"") 8
Unknown d. As a False Table Count on a tabled packet with double deal 1940 Expert Card Technique 16
Unknown A False Count count off more cards from the deck as pretended 1940 Expert Card Technique 415
Unknown False Table Deal buckle undercount on the table 1940 Expert Card Technique 416
Unknown To Deal Four as Three 1940 Expert Card Technique 415
Unknown Buckle Count 1940 Expert Card Technique 255
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
Tom Sellers A False Count 1941 Condensed Conjuring 10
Unknown Buckle Count 1942 Deck Deception 21
Unknown Pick-Up False Count 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 205
Unknown Glide False Count 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 207
John Booth The Booth False Count 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 224
Stanley Collins Glide False Count based on Collins' four ace routine - sleight 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 227
Unknown The False Count for Less 1946 Card Control 55
Arthur H. Buckley The Count (Second Method) 1946 Card Control 91
Dai Vernon & Charlie Miller Buckle Count see credit on page 50 1947 Marlo In Spades 48
Unknown Buckle Count 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 58
Frederick Braue Fan False Count glide 1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 11
Dai Vernon The False Count buckle count 1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3) 82
Eddie Joseph False Count glide position, similar to a Biddle steal 1949 Strictly Magic 12
Edward Marlo The Group Count for More off the top of the deck 1953 Unlimited 29
Edward Marlo Double Count Handling for More cards counted reversed to bottom 1953 Unlimited 31
Edward Marlo One-Hand Buckle Count brief 1953 Unlimited 37
Dai Vernon Display Count 1954 Stars of Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1) 159
Unknown The Buckle Count 1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 17
Unknown Six Card Repeat Count 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 72
Unknown Buckle Count 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 73
"Senator" Clark Crandall One Handed Buckle Count 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 80
Cy Endfield The Buckle Count 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part I 58
Dai Vernon The Buckle False Count 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 57
Unknown Buckle Count 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 20
Unknown Glide False Count 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 29
Edward Marlo Second Example in example: twelve as nine 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 39
Dai Vernon The Buckle Count - To count cards onto the table.
- To count cards into the other hand.
1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 86
Dai Vernon The Push-off Count 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 84
Unknown Undercount to Table/Spectator's Hand 1961 Professional Card Magic 145
Unknown Buckle False Count also as ace production 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 46
Dai Vernon Spreading six Card as five 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 165
John Booth Six Card Repeat Count buckle count 1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 8
Allan Ackerman Counting Four as Three 1970 Magic Mafia Effects 30
Unknown Undercount Off the Deck 1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 168
Unknown Push-Off Count 1973 Notes From Underground 9
Jack Chanin True or False 1974 Card Cavalcade II 99
Karl Fulves Seven As Four false count which ends in a fan of three doubles and a single card 1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 200
Karl Fulves The Phantom Count four as three, five as four, ... 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 128
Edward Marlo F.O.E. (Faked Out Elmsley) kind of bluff thing 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 123
John Booth & Dai Vernon Push-Off Count brief 1976 The First California Lecture 2
Harvey Rosenthal Optical Count 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 293
Unknown Gambler's Count Vanish Glide False Count 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 295
Fred Robinson More For Less 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 207
Unknown Buckle Count 1977 Special Effects 84
Doug Alker Three Card Buckle 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 351
Eric Mason Caboodle 5/4 count, showing them all as double backers see also "Cabungle" (Bob Farmer, 1978) 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1) 461
Jeff Busby Elmsley Count Variation 1977 Back to Back 10
Ken Krenzel Last Card Push 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 247
Ken Krenzel The Pressure Hideout 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 31
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper Count spectator counts himself 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 113
Jeff Busby 6-as-5 Count Elmsley type 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1070
Karl Fulves Omega Count seven as five 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 4) 1097
Karl Fulves Contact 5-as-4 using card with hole 1979 The Topological False Count 12
Bernard Bilis The Bilis Spread four cards as three see also "Four As Three" (Karl Fulves, 1972) 1980 French Pasteboards 3
Edward Marlo Counting More Cards as Less first false count 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 127
Edward Marlo Fourth False Count 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 130
Unknown Push-Off Double Deal from small packet 1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 67
Unknown Push Off False Count thirteen as twelve 1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 6
Karl Fulves Outjogged 5-as-4 Count 1980 Color Quik 11
Unknown The Slide Back Count similar to Carlyle's version see also "The Carlyle False Count" (Francis Carlyle, 1940) 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Classic Card Routines 12
Dai Vernon The Buckle Count 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Classic Card Routines 13
Karl Fulves 7-as-5 Count 1981 Octet 59
Michael Skinner Block Pushoff Technique 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 39
Karl Fulves 5-as-5 Count with bill openly between cards 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 23
Edward Marlo Non-Saliva Vanish 1983 Marlo without Tears 40
Harry Lorayne "Gem" False Count x cards as x-1, based on Gemini Count 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 787
Edward Marlo Marlo Count Displacement five as four, card extracted with buckling at penultimate count, originally from TOPS 1983 Facsimile (Issue 1) 12
Edward Marlo Olram's Hidden Count five as four, one hidden and not displaced 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5
Edward Marlo The Olram Count Olram Subtlety as false count 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 301
Harry Lorayne "Gem" False Count x cards as x-1, based on Gemini Count 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 10) 979
Edward Marlo Marlo Count Displacement five as four, card extracted with buckling at penultimate count, originally from TOPS 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 340
Edward Marlo "Trite" But All Right four red cards into 4 black cards, including 2 false count techniques 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 1011
Ken Krenzel Pressure Hideout 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1089
Unknown To Count Off Five Cards as Four from deck 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 24
Charlie Miller False Counts off the deck (1939)
- Four as Three
- Two as Three
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 30
Charlie Miller Charles Miller Notes: 3.15.40 - To Deal Four as Three (1940) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Frederick Braue Braue Three-Card Show four as three 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 1
Unknown Bucle False Count Onto Table 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 11
Unknown Block False Count push-off 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 11
Unknown Push-Off Undercount on spectator's hand 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 10
Larry Jennings All Fair Show five as four in twisting routine 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 199
Larry Jennings E.J. Count Elmsley Jennings Count, counting x as x-1 using double push off 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 172
Nick Pudar Versatile Count under- or overcount 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 1265
Edward Marlo Extra Card Take when taking cards off the top of the deck 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 30
Edward Marlo Marlo Count five as four, top and bottom pulled together on first count 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 17
David Regal Triple Buckle Handling 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 32
Edward Marlo The Razor's Edge covering thick edge 1987 Special Effects 109
Edward Marlo The Sail Count from deck to table 1987 Special Effects 112
Ken Krenzel Pressure Hide-Out 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 103
Gene Maze Snap Spread four as two or four as three 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 8) 1529
Stephen Minch Push-Off Count and Pull-Down Move credit information see also "What About the Buckle Count?" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1992) 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 22
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper Count spectator does counting 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 9-12 Paul Harris: The Act) 47
Brother John Hamman The Undercount cards counted off top of deck, a card is counted back 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 38
Edward Marlo Push-Off False Count off the to of deck, to reposition card 1989 So Soon? 9
Bill Wisch Top Secret Count false counts off the top of the deck, over, under, hiding cards 1989 Kaleidoscope 39
Bill Wisch Six Card Repeat Count 1989 Kaleidoscope 41
Gary Kurtz Zarrow's Triple Buckle 1990 Unexplainable Acts 58
Arturo de Ascanio Las Vegas Ascanio Spread 1990 Unexplainable Acts 55
Unknown Buckle Count 1990 Ultra Cervon 19
Unknown Biddle False Count three as five 1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 2) 6
Jon Racherbaumer What About the Buckle Count? credit essay referring to notes by Stephen Minch see also "Push-Off Count and Pull-Down Move" (Stephen Minch, 1988),
"More on the Buckle Count" (Jon Racherbaumer & Stephen Minch, 1993)
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 8
Rafael Benatar As a False Count featuring the Pivoting Double 1993 Double-Card Technique 9
Steve Draun Finessed Clayton Rawson Fan Concealment not a count 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 96
Jon Racherbaumer & Stephen Minch More on the Buckle Count corrections and additions to the article, quotes from correspondence with Stephen Minch inspired by "What About the Buckle Count?" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1992) 1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 6
Edward Marlo Side-Jog Pull-Down in example twelve cards counted as nine 1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 15
Unknown バックルカウント (Buckle Count) 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 87
Unknown テーブル上へのバックルカウント (Buckle Count above a table) 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 88
Unknown ダブルバックルカウント (Double Buckle Count) 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 150
Karl Fulves Practicing Push-Off Count see box 1994 Crooked Tales 14
Unknown The Buckle Count 1996 Card College - Volume 2 318
Unknown The Push-off Count 1996 Card College - Volume 2 319
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper Count spectator does counting 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Las Vegas Close-Up") 185
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper Count spectator counts 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Magical Arts Journal") 243
Michael Close The Last Card Push handling the last block in an undercount 1996 Workers Number 5 67
Nick Trost Seven Card Count Variation of Six Card Repeat (credit information, first appeared in The Linking Ring, February 1955) see also "Vanish and Spell" (Martin Gardner, Cut the Cards, 1942),
"Las Vegas Leaper" (Paul Harris, 1996),
varied by "Rollins-Hamman-Longe Routine" (Walter Rollins & Brother John Hamman & Bob Longe, 1997)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 19
Karl Fulves Flat Count 1997 The Vampire Papers 112
Ken Krenzel Pressure Fan Hide-Out 1999 21st Century Card Magic 16
Unknown Buckle Count 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 175
Ken Krenzel Pressure Hideout 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 161
Unknown Verbal Backwards Counting 12-11-10-9-8-7-6 2002 Impuzzibilities 27
Dai Vernon & Unknown Buckle Count 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 254
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson's False Count e.g. five as four on the table 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 144
Fred Robinson In the Hands False Count 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 148
Ken Krenzel Tabled Lift False Count counting cards from tabled deck into hand 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 9
Arturo de Ascanio An Ascanian Buckle Count Subtlety 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Nov 10") 334
John Lovick Buckle Count Tip 2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Ha... 46
Sylvan Barnet Back Count three as four counted from deck, first one stolen back see also Genii (July 1944) 2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Ha... 192
Edward Marlo Count 1 off the deck, with sucker element 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 16
Edward Marlo Count 2 buckle count, last card snaps off fingers 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 17
Jon Racherbaumer Buckle Count Credit Information Charlie Miller should get credit, according to Vernon 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 30