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Unknown To place the Four Kings in different parts of the Pack, and to bring them together by a Simple Cut 1876 Modern Magic 47
Unknown The Inseparable Sevens Eights as Sevens, robbers 1876 Modern Magic 77
Unknown The Inseparable Aces three x-cards behind, robbers 1876 Modern Magic 79
Unknown Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card 1889 Tricks with Cards 42
Unknown Tricks with Biseauté Cards - The Attractive Power of Gold three selections come to bottom of three piles, then to bottom of pack after shuffle, presented with coins, stripper deck see also "Money Talks" (Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue, 1941) 1889 Tricks with Cards 43
Unknown The Affectionate Quartette four-of-a-kind distributed in deck comes together again, various methods 1889 Tricks with Cards 90
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Pairs several spectators remove two cards each and place them face to face, performer receives one card and names the other, then the pairs come together again in the deck 1890 More Magic 84
Unknown Die wandernden Karten four selections are returned to different positions, yet appear next to each other in deck 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 42
Unknown Die beiden Unzertrennlichen two selections appear next to each other, two methods 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 67
Unknown Die geflohenen und wieder eingefangenen Haremsdamen three Queens placed on top, bottom and center, all together after cut, also two methods for four Queens, in one of which all four come back to the top see also "Das schräg oder conisch beschnittene Spiel" (1896) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 106
Unknown Singular Transposition two cards travel from middle to bottom, two methods (pseudo duplicate pairs) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 182
S. W. Erdnase The Three Aces Ace of Hearts poses as Diamonds, distributed Aces are together after one cut 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 202
Unknown Suggestions for its Use selection appears at bottom with small explosion, chemical 1903 Later Magic 61
Unknown The Siamese Aces two Aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck, sucker element varied by "The Siemese Aces" (Max Malini, 1962) 1909 The Art of Magic 89
Charles T. Jordan The Inseparable Aces aces distributed in deck, when dealt they are all together, multiple glide 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 13
Laurie Ireland Instant Card Location getting a named card to top in memorized deck
- The Top 15 cards
- Method of Locating Cards from Number 15 Down to Bottom of Deck
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 16
Unknown The Burglars - A Story Trick 1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 10
Unknown Another Version of "The Burglars", 2 duplicates and rubber bands 1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 13
U. F. Grant Siamese Twins two selections come together in deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 154
William Larsen Two Card Location two selections come together in deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
Unknown Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown Companionable Kings kings come together in middle after spectator's shuffling, stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 265
Unknown Reunion two chosen cards come together in pack, stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 270
Unknown Magicardo deck with hole and ribbon through it, penetration from middle to top of deck despite this 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 305
Charles T. Jordan Inseparable Aces aces distributed in deck, when dealt they are all together, multiple glide 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 356
Sam Leo Horowitz The Mystery of the Penthouse four distributed jacks come together with one cut see also "Put Back Variation" (Ken Beale, 1973) 1938 Greater Magic 145
Unknown Wandering Jacks Fragment jacks from middle to top and bottom 1938 Greater Magic 185
Martin Gardner Synthetic Seconds two selections travel together, presented as second deal demonstration, stooge 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1937/38") 272
Orville Wayne Meyer The Burglars 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 17
The Great Maurice Card Finesse two cards lost, deck covered in paper, selections come to top and bottom, duplicates in paper 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 649
Bert Allerton Aces Up aces placed in middle jump to top and bottom 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 34
Fred Rothenberg A Double-Dyed Swindle wrong card reverses, selection rises to top, previously reversed card jumps in pocket, double facer 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 46
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue Money Talks three selections come to bottom of three piles, then to bottom of pack after shuffle, presented with coins, stripper deck see also "Tricks with Biseauté Cards - The Attractive Power of Gold" (1889) 1941 The Stripper Deck 17
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue A Canny Coincidence two selections come together on bottom of deck after spectator shuffled 1941 The Stripper Deck 26
Unknown Birds of a Feather two separated cards in deck come together 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 219
Joe Karson Kindred Spirits two selected cards found together in the deck 1945 My Best 18
Sid Lorraine The Four Burglars two parts 1945 My Best 144
Frank Ducrot Card Through Card two cards, gimmick 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 315
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady with three cards, reprint from "Abra" varied by "Matter Through Matter" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 770
Cy Endfield "Blackie is with us!" jacks travel together in center, card appears between them 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part I 24
Edward Marlo Magical Seven selection reversed in face-up portion travels down into lower face-down portion into seventh position, five phases/methods varied by "Mystic Seven" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1958 The Magic Seven 2
Bert Allerton Named Card to Top 1958 The Close-Up Magician 37
Al Leech Kings On The Loose red Kings change to black, then reverse and travel around in deck (Ireland's Card Annual 1957) 1958 / 2004 A Last Look at Leech 34
Max Malini The Siemese Aces two aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck inspired by "The Siamese Aces" (1909) 1962 Malini and His Magic 70
Harry Lorayne Four More four cards separated in deck, come together to form sandwich 1964 Personal Secrets 17
Jack Avis "Wandman" Transpo card moves from one position in deck to another, by throwing dice, using Walter Wandman dice box 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 175
Ken Krenzel Ken's Separation kings placed on top, instantly spread and they are distributed 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 153
Roy Walton The Happy Wanderers three cards in the middle, two travel to top and bottom, then cards are found in the middle again with one card reversed varied by "The Cavorted Aces" (Harapan Ong, 2014) 1969 The Devil's Playthings 39
Edward Marlo How Many card placed on table, cards dealt onto it, rises to top 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 142
Edward Marlo & Carmen D'Amico Pressed Between signed card pressed from top to center between sandwich cards see also "Two-Bit Sandwich" (Frank Simon, 1984),
varied by "Instant Sandwich Catch" (Harry Lorayne & Carmen D'Amico & Edward Marlo, 1978)
1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 33
Karl Fulves Eliminator card travels from quartet on top to center of pack 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 5
Karl Fulves Double Play 6-card packet is cut and the cards distribute in an impossible way for an apparent straight cut 1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 165
Charles T. Jordan Elasticity card inserted in middle of banded deck, deck tossed in air, selection appears at face, from the 1920s 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 682
Edward Marlo A Quickie card vanishes from top and reappears at its initial position, using Charlier Pass as secret move 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 192
Edward Marlo Exhibitionism card vanishes from top and reappears at its initial position 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 193
Edward Marlo Stranger in a Harem spectator finds selection among five cards, queens turn over at once, selection vanishes from top and reappears between reversed queens in center 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 194
Neal Elias 2 Jacks Again jacks travel from end of faced deck to center and around the deck (4 phases) see also "Lin Searles' Half Passed Turnover" (Lin Searles & Jerry K. Hartman, 1981) 1974 Epilogue (Issue 22) 209
Jon Racherbaumer Off-Shoot two sandwich cards separate next to two selections see also "Split Sandwiches" (Edward Marlo, 1980),
varied by "Ace, x, x, x, x, Ace" (Steve Reynolds, 2009)
1975 Hierophant (Section "7 Resurrection Issue") 13
Edward Marlo A Quickie card vanishes from top and reappears at its previous position 1975 Hierophant (Section "7 Resurrection Issue") 28
Karl Fulves Paper-Clip Variation queen rises to top of two-card packet, other card changes 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 101
Karl Fulves Matter Through Matter slits in cards openly shown, they pass through each other inspired by "Elusive Lady" (J.C. Whyley, 1949),
see also "Matter Thru Matter" (Karl Fulves, 1997)
1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 105
Karl Fulves Topological Trap sandwiched card penetrates sandwich cards, a corner secretly folded 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 109
Paul Harris Press three face-down cards dropped on aces and pressed, the alternate into collectors configuration varied by "X-Press" (Paul Harris & John C. Wagner, 1976) 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 39
Roy Walton Jail Break four aces vanish from between two jacks in the middle of the deck and appear on top one by one 1976 Trigger 9
Philip T. Goldstein Nijinsky Two selected ace travels into deck, card in hand, stranger 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 117
Jean Faré Thru Four Aces pass through wallet / magazine, with four Kings appearing as a surprise 1977 Card Tricks, French Style 5
Karl Fulves Card Problems (A) spectator remembers card and its position, deck cut, card is still at same position, posed as a problem 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 17) 65
Karl Fulves Blind Ambition one card penetrates another 1979 Shape Changers 34
Howard Schwarzman Night Riser black Aces on table, half deck on each, they rise to top of other packet, red Aces on bottom
- Notes By Karl Fulves
inspired by "Double Rise" (Bill Simon, 1952) 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 16) 1224
Karl Fulves The Optical Trap sandwiched card is suddenly no longer between other cards when 3-card-spread is turned over, see also Cervon Monte varied by "Soft Cards" (Ken Krenzel, 1990) 1980 Color Quik 8
Karl Fulves Unmix Problem some reds and black mixed, spectator choses which color comes to top one by one, posed as problem see also "Unlimited Elevator" (Ben Christopher*, 1972),
"Red Riser" (Karl Fulves, 1980)
1980 Color Quik 34
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other see also "The Uncut Version of The Uncut Version" (Paul Harris, 1980) 1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book II 45
Paul Harris The Uncut Version of The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other see also "The Uncut Version" (Paul Harris, 1980) 1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book II 57
Ken Simmons Penetrating Transposition one selection reversed in deck, other selection penetrates within aces within packet of four aces, then the cards transpose 1981 Close-Up With Cards 44
Paul Harris Electric Aces Invisible Palm, Elevator, card through deck, card through spectator's hand 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 15
Tom Craven Rising Sandwich card peeked at in bottom half appears between sandwich cards in top half 1982 Best of Friends 441
John Carney In the Hands Monte monte sequence - last phase has money card penetrating hands and deck onto spectators hand 1983 Carney Knowledge 34
Ross Bertram Bertram's Descending Card card inserted in middle sinks to bottom, tabled 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 110
Ross Bertram The Flasher bottom card comes to top, Tenkai Palm Transfer 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 156
Karl Fulves Submarine Ace ace sinks down next to chosen card inspired by "The Impossible Journey" (Charles Jordan, Thirty Card Mysteries),
"Leave It To The Aces" (Charles Jordan, Thirty Card Mysteries)
1983 After Jordan 4
Paul Harris Whirlpool card with spiral tear used for visual penetration/restoration 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 94
Paul Harris Bizarre Penetration penetrations using three cards 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 102
Edward Marlo On Submarine Card sandwiched card travels to bottom of sandwich, half card gaff 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 243
Paul Harris Bushwhacker card penetrates other cards, apparently three cards used, no slit 1984 Close-up Seductions 1
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte "basic routine", three cards, visual and impossible penetrations
- Phase I - Court card from center to top
- Phase II - Court card from center to bottom
- Phase III - Court card leaves center without a move
- Phase IV - How the card moves
- Phase V - Court card moves when it's face-up
inspired by item in "Abra" 1984 The Cervon Monte 8
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte, Packet Version three blue-backed and 1 red-backed card
- Phase I - Court card from center to top
- Phase II - Court card from center to bottom
- Phase III - Court card leaves center without a move
- Phase IV - How the card moves
- Phase V - Court card moves even when it has a different colored back
1984 The Cervon Monte 17
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte, Gaffed Version - Phase I - Court card from center to top
- Phase II - Court card leaves center without a move
- Phase III - Find the Court Card Again and Again and Again
- Phase IV - Court card moves when it's face up
1984 The Cervon Monte 28
Larry Jennings The L.J. Add-On First Effect (Four Robbers Variation), Second Effect (Ace Assembly) 1985 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 97
David Regal Perfect Penetration half card gaff 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1021
Larry Jennings The Close-Up Illusion three cards, one penetrates one of the the others visually, slit in card 1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 70
Martin Gardner The Unconfused Joker reversed joker is besides selection in deck, when joker is moved in spread the selection follows see also "Middle Deal Demonstration - Variation" (Martin Gardner, 1978) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 25
Audley Walsh & Bert Allerton & Frederick Braue Aces Up black aces put in center, the appear at top and bottom, red aces appear in repeat 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 25
Dai Vernon Driven to the Depths card travels inside faced deck 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 150
Steve Beam Thru card is dropped face up on the deck, it penetrates deck and is stopped in the middle by selection, drop change 1988 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 433
Scott Robinson The Toy two folded cards penetrate 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 30) 535
Terry LaGerould Penetrating Reds not exactly Daley Effect 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 5) 1783
Harry Lorayne & Larry Jennings & J.C. Whyley Melt-Through slit-gimmick for 3 card penetration 1990 Trend Setters 104
Harry Lorayne Upward Bound card is controlled to any small number from top, passive 1990 Trend Setters 194
John Bannon The Unreal Work queens placed on top, they jump to bottom, middle, top, sleeve 1990 Impossibilia 6
Ken Krenzel Soft Cards two cards that are face to face are suddenly back to back, gaffed inspired by "The Optical Trap" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1990 Close-up Impact! 3
Scott Robinson Fan Belt packet penetrates card fan, variation where selection ends up reversed in the spread 1990 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 32) 574
Karl Fulves Upwardly Mobile named ace jumps from bottom of deck to top 1991 28 Card Tricks 11
Jack Carpenter No Table Aces aces face up at different positions, all travel to top one by one, then distribute back to original positions 1992 Modus Operandi 34
Alexander de Cova & Ray Grismer Glaces II deck in glass, four cards appear at face of deck on at a time with silk cover inspired by "Glaces" (Ray Grismer) 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 96
Scott Robinson Changing a Fan Belt left hand's fan penetrates right hand's fan, selection ends up in other fan reversed 1993 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 47) 848
Karl Fulves Astral Aces four odd-backed aces cut into deck, suddenly they're together in deck, they change into 5-card royal flush 1994 Crooked Tales 68
Gene Maze Big Oversight aces put on top, instantly poker hands are dealt out and aces received inspired by "Oversight" (Roy Walton) & Duffie variation 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 98
Angelo Carbone Elevator Card outjogged card travels visually upwards next to selection, using Humbug 1994 Humbug 16
Angelo Carbone Out of Order four cards riveted together, center two cards exchange, examinable
- Effect
- What you receive
- How it works
- Set up
- Performance
see also "Above Board" (Paul Burdick, 1996),
varied by "Oil & Water Finale" (Denis Behr & Angelo Carbone, 2007)
1995 Out of Order 1
Bob King & Ted Biet & Angelo Carbone & Jon Allen & Duane Henry & Frank Chambers & Michael Mander & Nick Fitzherbert & Harry Lorayne Bonus Section various tips on preparation & performance of "Out of Order" 1995 Out of Order 8
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2") 235
Paul Harris Bushwacker bushwhacker, card penetrates other cards, apparently three cards used, no slit 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Seductions") 185
Michael Close The Wishing Trick named card comes to top, any card at any number, memorized deck 1996 Workers Number 5 126
Michael Close & Roy Walton The Smiling Mule any named card appears in sandwich, memorized deck 1996 Workers Number 5 143
Gene Maze King Cut three kings placed in the deck join the fourth king on top 1996 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1182
David Regal Drop Through card "drops" through deck 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 7) 2813
Ken Krenzel Poles Apart widely separated black 2s come together to sandwich selection, then travel away again, 2 double facers 1997 Ingenuities 175
Karl Fulves Necromancer three selections rise to the top one by one, last one into the case, packet with cut-out hole 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 38
Karl Fulves Vampire Cull any seven named, 4 sevens outjogged and pushed in again, named one rises to top 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 68
Karl Fulves Matter Thru Matter suggestion for vampire themed effect, see reference see also "Matter Through Matter" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1997 The Vampire Papers 98
Paul Curry Pressto blue backed card is selected, deck put on a red deck and pressed, selection is found in the middle of the red backed cards, second time spectator presses, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 122
David Regal Going Through With It card through card 2002 Constant Fooling 2 44
Jim Steinmeyer through the Trapdoor two cards penetrate each other, warp finale 2003 Artificial conclusions 30
Karl Fulves Trilateral three selections made in blue-backed deck, deck set on top of red-backed deck and tapped, selections are now distributed in red deck 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 26
Jerry Sadowitz Magnet reversed card attracts two selections 2004 Cut Controls 7
Jerry Sadowitz Curious Cut a single cut brings 3 separated cards together 2004 Cut Controls 9
Wesley James Below Zero Minus One "beta", visual small packet elevator, history information inspired by "Below Zero" (Roy Walton, Cardboard Charades, 1971, p. 44) 2004 Enchantments 49
Robin Robertson Jumping (Black) Jacks jacks jump from bottom to top in two piles, other jacks and aces appear 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 186
David Regal Observ-Ace-Tion aces are on bottom of four packets, come to top, kings on bottom 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 334
Steve Reynolds Ace, x, x, x, x, Ace Two Aces distribute in the deck to find two selections inspired by "Off-Shoot" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1975) 2009 Route 52 52
Steve Reynolds & Allan Ackerman The Splits Four Kings distribute to find four selections next to them inspired by "Separating Aces" (Edward Marlo, New Phoenix #338) 2009 Route 52 56
Tyler Wilson SloMoFo jokers on top sink down in stages to sandwich selection 2010 Reinventing the Real 72
Tyler Wilson That's What Key Said selection is not on face, but falls out of deck when slapped, pseudo key card explanation as presentation 2012 Seventeen Secrets 47
Harapan Ong The Cavorted Aces aces in center, two travel to top and bottom, cavorting aces inspired by "The Happy Wanderers" (Roy Walton, 1969) 2014 Close Culls 19
Harapan Ong Cull the Police! jacks face-up at different position come to top, burglars 2014 Close Culls 23
Ramón Riobóo Open Table Four aces penetrate the table one at a time. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 84
Pit Hartling Cutting a Card to the Top as utility or for "named card to top" 2016 In Order to Amaze 56
So Sato Amnesia Aces alternated with indifferent card on top of deck, aces come to top 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 148
So Sato Amnesia Lite three Aces alternated with indifferent card on top of deck, aces come to top 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 153
So Sato Elevator Action Aces lost into deck in piles come together in center 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 155
Vanni Bossi The Fool's Metamorphosis named card rises to top of deck on glass, transposes with joker 2016 Standup Card Magic 126