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Unknown To Pick out the Card,the Pack being placed in a Person's Pocket stripper or with palm 1876 Modern Magic 62
Unknown To name any Number of Cards in succession without Seeing them cards named one by one with deck behind backs, two methods 1876 Modern Magic 70
Unknown Blindfold Location multiple cards by touch 1889 Tricks with Cards 39
Unknown The Pocket-picking Trick selection extracted by feel from deck in spectator's pocket, stripper or long card or ungaffed 1889 Tricks with Cards 45
Unknown To pick out a Chosen Card under a Handkerchief long card, stripper or ungaffed 1889 Tricks with Cards 97
Unknown Clairvoyance by Touch chosen card is extracted from deck in spectator's pocket, the repeat in which spectator extracts right card 1889 Tricks with Cards 113
Unknown The Cards having been freely Shuffled and Cut into three or four Heaps, to Name the Top Card of each Heap one ahead 1889 Tricks with Cards 127
Unknown To Name Cards without Seeing them 1890 More Magic 30
Unknown To distinguis the Suit of any given Card by Weight cards with glazed back, marked with water marks 1890 More Magic 50
Charlier Reading the Cards 1890 More Magic 68
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck 1890 More Magic 81
Unknown Könige, Damen und Buben picture cards shuffled and placed underneath handkerchief, performer produces all kings, queens and jacks without looking, two methods see also "Apparent Second Sight" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 34
Unknown Die magische Sehkraft cards given to blindfolded performer are named by him 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen deck behind back, performer names one card after the other, two handlings 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 42
Unknown Nennen der obersten Karte im Spiel performer names top card of shuffled deck multiple times 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 46
Unknown Das Mädchen für Alles in Gestalt eines Kartenspieles combination of effects from book
1. Die magische Sehkraft
2. Die Kartenwage
3. performer repeatedly names card where spectator cuts to
4. Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen
5. Das Sortier-Etui (removing named cards from pocket)
6. Das unsichtbare, geheimnisvolle Uhrwerk
7. performer can always cut at a King (four Kings crimped)
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 85
Unknown The Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket 1897 New Era Card Tricks 65
Unknown The Improved Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket, featuring detachable inside pocket, also with selections and no card index 1897 New Era Card Tricks 66
Unknown Improved Cards Read Behind The Back shuffled pack, order called out from behind back, with finesse 1897 New Era Card Tricks 67
S. W. Erdnase Naming Cards... 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 181
Unknown Second Method cards named without seeing them 1909 The Art of Magic 165
Joseph Michael Hartz & Alexander Herrmann & Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlings 1911 Later Magic 719
Laurie Ireland Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing any card is produced from pocket at named (small) number from shuffled deck, switch for memorized deck varied by "Bonus" (Laurie Ireland & Roberto Giobbi, 2013) 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 19
Theodore Annemann The Mystery Card Reading Method pack behind back, performer names cards 1931 The Book Without A Name 35
L.E. Duncanson With Sight Unseen divining cards behind back, small mirror between legs 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 18
Herbert Brooks Tip for Named Card From the Pockets "Thoughts in General" 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Otis Manning Aces of Eight!! eight aces used, brought from behind the back as wished see also "Royal Marriage" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1971) 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 13) 64
Unknown Method of Changing Packs selection produced at named number from pocketed deck varied by "Hugard's Method of Changing Packs" (Jean Hugard & Roberto Giobbi, 2013) 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 15
Unknown Reading any Card Called For forced card produced from pocketed deck 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
Unknown Reading the Cards with the Fingers using "Bending the Deck Inwards" glimpse 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 141
Unknown Thought Card from Pocket one of 5, deck is put in pocket and performer removes thought-of card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 33
Unknown Naming Cards in the Dark cards are divined by touch with lights out 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 33
Findley & Charles T. Jordan The Secret Mathematician from any named card the performer removes a card with same suit and cards that add up to the value from pocketed deck, binary, which "Findley"? 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 35
Howard Albright The Secret Mathematician - Variation inspired by "The Secret Mathematician" ( Findley & Charles T. Jordan, 1937) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 36
Unknown Phenominal Thought Cards selection is found by sense of touch blindfolded, punch marked key card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
Unknown Card in Pocket selection located in pocket by touch, sticky card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 113
C. O. Williams Reading the Cards stacked one-way deck is riffle shuffled, yet order called out 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 155
Charles T. Jordan The Flush Trick from underneath handkerchief performer removes any royal flush 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 184
Unknown Switching the Deck - 1. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 189
Unknown Switching the Deck - 2. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 4. Al Baker's Method No. 2 during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Howard Albright Seeing with the Finger Tips - No. 1 Lip Reading Test
- No. 2 Here's Your Card
- No. 3 The Master's Touch
three phases with stacked deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 216
Unknown The Conjuror's Touch three selections are found beneath handkerchief, secret pocket in handkerchief with duplicates 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 337
Unknown Reading the Cards reading cards with fingertips, 2 simple one-ahead methods 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 361
Henry Hardin Hindu Miracle reading cards with fingertips 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 361
Unknown The Belt Trick reading cards with fingertips 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 362
Sam H. Sharpe Modern Card Reading 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 362
Ivanhoe Trudell Any Time, Any Day, Card Reading 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 362
Theodore Annemann Mystery Card Reading 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 363
Unknown Read Them Off cover card with torn off corner to provide window 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 363
C. O. Williams X-Ray stack, two riffle shuffles 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 364
Unknown Reading Cards, Mirror Methods 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 364
Unknown Another Method 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 364
Louis Nikola The Sense of Touch memorized deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 394
Louis Nikola To Pick Out Any Card Called For Behind the Back memorized deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 401
Louis Nikola To Produce Cards Called for From the Pocket memorized deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 401
Theodore Annemann Two Cheating Mysteries two-way-force deck
- fair stop and count-down trick with two selections
- one-handed location in hat
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 176
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 177
Unknown A Novel X-Ray Trick top six cards are named after shuffling, stripper deck 1938 Greater Magic 456
Unknown Another Method top six cards are named after shuffling and deck is cased again 1938 Greater Magic 457
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Winter Extra 1938/39") 371
Walter B. Gibson The 20 Card Trick as seen by Agostin, twenty cards are selected and shuffled back, all found blindfolded from pocket in apparently random order 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 428
Unknown Reading the Cards of Any Deck actually touch presentation 1940 Expert Card Technique 228
Unknown A "Sense of Touch" Discovery cards are shuffled in hat, performer "feels" selections 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 243
Henry Hardin Henry Hardin's Cards in Hat Discovery deck in hat, performer removes cards and names them 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 245
Edward Marlo Torn Deck Mystery deck is torn in quarters which are mixed in hat, performer locates four pieces of selection without looking 1942 Deck Deception 10
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue A Four Card Discovery return of selections with rubber banded deck, four cards found in pocket 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 30
Unknown The Conjurer's Touch deck in performer's pocket, he produces any suit and value on command 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 218
Otis Manning Aces of Eight!! eight aces used, brought from behind the back as wished 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 15
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 203
Arthur H. Buckley Naming the Top Card Experiment No. 14 - top card glimpse while looking at bottom 1946 Card Control 164
Edward Marlo The Three Packets performer announces how many aces & kings are in a certain pile, punch deal 1947 Marlo In Spades 22
J. B. Bobo Naming Top Card performer repeatedly knows top card after shuffle 1947 Watch This One! 24
Unknown The Selective Touch finding matching cards from pocket for any named card, binary four card set-up that combines to any card varied by "Finish 52" (Benjamin Earl, 2015) 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 225
John Scarne Aces from the Pocket Shuffled deck placed in pocket, performer able to pull out four Aces varied by "4枚の一致" (John Scarne, 1993) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 11
Herb Runge Effect #2 seeing with fingertips, name of cards 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 238) 951
Herb Runge Effect #3 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 238) 952
Tony Corinda (8) Reflectors and Shiners short routine, feeling cards with fingertips 1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 138
Dai Vernon Cocktail Cards cards are mixed in hat, yet three cards are found 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 10
Unknown Back to Back card is put on the back of the performer and he divines it 1959 Card Tricks 329
Edward Marlo Mental Bonus card thought of (one out of ten), deck shuffled and placed in pocket, card instantly removed by performer 1961 Card to Wallet 30
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 1 selected card named and found in pocket 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 5
Al Leech Doubly Marked variation on "The Marked Card" 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 10
Al Leech The Marked Card humorous interlude 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 9
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them behind back, then cards on either side of a selection varied by "Sensitive Fingers" (Roy Johnson, 1970) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 38
Robert Parrish Magician vs Pickpocket signed card in deck, deck rubber banded, wrapped in newspaper and put in spectator's pocket, performer reaches in and removes signed card, see p. 874 for vague Charles Jordan credit see also p. 116 for correction 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 101
Karl Fulves Over/Under - Monge Notes special shuffling procedure and some properties see also "More Monge" (Martin Gardner, 1968) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 10
Lou Borin* Mind vs. Money ten bills borrowed, performer reveals serial numbers behind back, see p. 246 for further references & p. 258 for Evan Shanahan playing card adaption 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 237
Don Nielsen & Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With - performer finds red card in black packet behind back
- circled number on paper is divined behind back
- set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
see also "Read Out" (John Cornelius, 1978) 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 291
Roy Johnson Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them under table, then cards on either side of a reversed card are predicted inspired by "Sensitive Fingers" (Jack Avis, 1966) 1970 The Roy Johnson Experience 41
Karl Fulves Technicolor Thought see also "Technicolor Thought" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1971 The Book of Numbers 12
Unknown To Switch for Gimmick or Feke value of card is matched in pocket 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 63
Jon Racherbaumer Turning on an Audience performer names card that is selected behind his back, three methods/phases 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 85
Edward Marlo Conditional Find selection found behind back, three cards of same value turn over, inspired by John Cornelius problem 1972 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 29
Slydini Sightless Vision card divined behind back, corner torn off 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 17
Martin A. Nash The Side-Pocket Swindle card located in pocket, shuffle tracking presentation, deck switch 1980 Ovation 7
Karl Fulves Non-Sight Location performer names several cards from shuffled deck, using a card with torn-off corner inspired by "New Card Reading" (Charles Jordan) 1983 After Jordan 5
Bjorn Hanson First Sight nail polish transforms nail into "mirror" 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 4) 1481
Brother John Hamman Seeing with the Fingertips 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 155
Ian Baxter Quartette Divino effect combo 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 11) 2146
John Scarne 4枚の一致 (Four Cards Together) Spectator selects card face down. Deck placed in pocket, magician pulls out three other cards of same value inspired by "Aces from the Pocket" (John Scarne, 1950) 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 121
Darwin Ortiz Harry in Your Pocket cased deck is in pocket, card fished out very fast see also "Sealed Penetration" (George Schindler, 1951) 1995 Cardshark 113
Nick Trost Blind-Sight Gilbreath principle, shuffle two decks together 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 162
Nick Trost & Al Thatcher Symbol Discernment Detect ESP symbols by sense of touch inspired by "Suit Discernment" (Paul J. Flory, The Linking Ring, Jan 1979) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 290
Unknown Card Reading naming cards from shuffled deck 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 23
Andrew Wimhurst Dirty Harry location of mates in pocket which turn out to be selections inspired by "Harry in Your Pocket" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995) 1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 13
Roberto Giobbi In a Flash chosen card penetrates a sealed card case in the performers pocket 2000 Card College - Volume 4 871
Unknown Super-sensitive Fingertips Magician divines cards behind his back - merely by touch 2000 Card College - Volume 4 992
Andrew Wimhurst Dirty Harry location of mates in pocket which turn out to be selections 2001 Jiggery Pokery 13
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocket (where the deck is) 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 120
Darwin Ortiz Fastest Gun Alive performer locates selection while deck is in pocket 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 124
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Synonymous Thoughts #1 two selections shuffled back, performer locates cards from another deck in his pocket 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 16
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Sensation deck in pocket, any card named, it's removed from pocket, then wrapped in handkerchief, another card transposes with it 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 49
Pit Hartling Colour Sense feeling colors through table, packet of thirteen cards see also "Outer This World" (John Wilson, 2016),
varied by "Reds and Blacks" (Hector Chadwick, 2008)
2003 Card Fictions 36
Al Baker Sense of Touch Card Trick producing certain cards with pack in pocket 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 736
Karl Fulves Hofzwindle red-backed deck cut in half, card chosen from each half, blue-backed duplicates produced from pocket from blue deck 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 5
Karl Fulves Transformism two cards chosen from red-backed deck, blue-backed deck in pocket, duplicates removed by touch, then decks transpose 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 32
Karl Fulves Jacks & Joker four jacks and joker dropped in hat, performer removes two named jacks without looking, then all change to jokers, quartet gimmick 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 65
Karl Fulves Less Than Perfect royal flush dropped in hat, named card removed without looking, rest changes into aces, quartet-type gimmick 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 67
Karl Fulves The Hunt For Diamonds two cards chosen, deck thrown in paper bag and mixed, performer removes all diamonds without looking and then names selections, hidden rubber band see also "Sandbagged" (Karl Fulves, 1994) 2004 Under Tension 66
Karl Fulves A Game Of Touch suit removed, spectator deals it from top or bottom into pile and retains last card, performer sort suit below table top and divines selection 2005 Combo II 52
Dai Vernon Name a card Magician can name cards behind the back, punched 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 56
Mark Levy Bux Vision random cards are named, can only be performed in totally dark room 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 463
Denis Behr Packet Trick looks like it messes up the order, memorized deck 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 51
Steve Beam Running the Scales ace-10 are mixed and pocketed, then produced by touch in order 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 268
Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz The Partagás Switch Plus - Triple Partagás three selections found in pocket inspired by "The Cardsharp" (Joaquín Partagás & Martin A. Nash, 2000) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 45
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra Two-Pocket Partagás two cards found in half the deck in each pocket inspired by "The Cardsharp" (Joaquín Partagás & Martin A. Nash, 2000) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 48
Roberto Giobbi Because the Cards Know "The Ace-Two-Four-Eight Divination", thought of card divined via other cards in pocket, binary, card optionally transformed into selection 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 55
Laurie Ireland & Roberto Giobbi Bonus free selection located in pocket inspired by "Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing" (Laurie Ireland, 1931) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 57
Benjamin Earl Finish 52 finding matching cards from pocket for any named card, then taking all cards except selection from pocket, binary five card set-up that combines to any card inspired by "The Selective Touch" (1948),
see also "The Smiling Mule" (Roy Walton, The Complete Walton 1)
2015 F for Fiction 7
Roberto Giobbi X-ray Trick deck cut into three piles, performer names top card of each pile 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Aug 23") 243
Geno Munari Reading a card from the back 2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 28