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Unknown Having made Four Packets of Cards with an Ace at the bottom of each, to bring all Four Aces into whichever Packet the Company may choose faced deck and alternative method 1876 Modern Magic 91
Charles Bertram Bertram's Ace Trick spectator deals out all cards, the three indifferent cards end up in spectator's pocket 1889 Tricks with Cards 111
Unknown Die vier Asse auf Reisen 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 24
S. W. Erdnase The Exclusive Coterie 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 172
Charles Bertram The Four-Ace Trick for more details see reference see also "Anent the Bertram Aces" (Charles Bertram, 1940) 1902 The Modern Conjurer 124
Unknown The Four Ace Trick First Method, three extra aces inspired by trick in "Die Zauberwelt" 1909 The Art of Magic 213
Unknown Second Method 1909 The Art of Magic 215
Unknown Third Method using cards with cloth-colored backs, black art 1909 The Art of Magic 216
Nate Leipzig Fifth Method aces signed 1909 The Art of Magic 218
Stanley Collins The Omega Ace Experiment ace assembly, one packet sealed in envelop, with a card stand for better visibility, duplicates 1915 Original Magical Creations 25
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery of the Aces with quarters, not small packets 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 29
Charles T. Jordan The Aces Again 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 30
Jack Merlin Four Ace Trick bottom deal method 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Theodore Annemann The Devil's Four Aces signed aces, three long duplicates, packets put in glasses 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 5
Al Baker Another Four-Ace Trick! more stand up, one packet in a glass 1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Second Book") 106
Theodore Annemann Four Aces on the Stage with four spectators on stage, three extra aces, short deck 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 60
Francis Carlyle Francis Carlyle Aces see also ""Mysterioso" ... A Most Sensational Four Ace Trick" (Louis Lam, 1939) 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 150
Unknown French's Extraordinary Aces faced deck, banded deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 172
Unknown Another Simplicity Four Ace Trick 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 356
Jess Kelly The Four Aces 1938 Greater Magic 361
Dai Vernon Aces for Experts 1938 Greater Magic 363
Lu Brent Flighty Aces chosen pile sealed in envelop, using 12 extra aces 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 45) 307
Louis Lam "Mysterioso" ... A Most Sensational Four Ace Trick inspired by "Francis Carlyle Aces" (Francis Carlyle, 1936) 1939 Be Deceived 14
Charles Bertram Anent the Bertram Aces see also "The Four-Ace Trick" (Charles Bertram, 1902) 1940 Expert Card Technique 239
Jack Merlin Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick see also "Double Deal (& Lost Aces)" (Patrick Cook, 1979),
"Lost Aces For Experts" (David Ben & Jack Merlin, 2003)
1940 Expert Card Technique 233
Charlie Miller The Charles Miller Aces Nomad style 1940 Expert Card Technique 258
Charlie Miller The Nomad Aces for credit information see reference see also "Nomadic Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1996),
varied by "Nomadic Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1996)
1940 Expert Card Technique 256
Unknown Ace Affinity 1940 Expert Card Technique 234
Unknown Le Temps Four Aces 1940 Expert Card Technique 248
Stanley Collins Those Aces fair preliminary actions 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 697
R. M. Jamison Birds of a Feather ace assembly, then a queen is put in pocket and three Queens in deck, they jump to pocket 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 35
Bruce Elliott Parade of the Lamas with three jokers
1945 My Best 43
Lu Brent Flighty Aces see also "Flighty Aces" (Lu Brent, 1938) 1945 My Best 127
Arthur H. Buckley The Hindu Aces Experiment No. 42 - ace production followed by assembly varied by "The Fake Change" (Edward Marlo, 1959) 1946 Card Control 211
Unknown Gathering of the Clan Nomad style 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 102
Unknown Simple Four-Ace Routine 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 115
Edward Marlo Simplex Aces palming eliminated from Simple Aces 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 117
Jack Yeager The Yeager Four Ace Trick self-working, dealing three cards on each ace, putting piles together and dealing again, chosen heap contains aces 1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1949") 16
Edward Marlo Platform Aces with glasses, ungaffed and duplicate method 1953 The Cardician 37
Edward Marlo Logical Faced Aces faced deck 1953 The Cardician 82
Unknown & Wally Dean Those Four Aces classic ace assembly, with follow up idea by Wally Dean 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 61
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 10 one-handed, otherwise standard 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 22
Charlie Miller Variation of a Jack Merlin Effect three four-of-a-kinds kicker, bottom deals see also "Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick" (Jack Merlin, 1940) 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 62
Walter E. Cummings Take me to Your Leader other 3 ace packets are cut into deck, crimped aces 1962 Close-up Card Magic 48
Bill Simon & Paul Curry 1-2-3-4 1962 Close-up Card Magic 231
Harry Lorayne 4-3-2-1 variation in the layout 1962 Close-up Card Magic 236
Harry Lorayne Ambitious Aces 1962 Close-up Card Magic 264
Dai Vernon The Vernon Four Aces Nomad style 1962 Early Vernon 35
Edward Marlo Another Exchange Procedure 1962 The K. M. Move 11
Francis Haxton Last Word Four Aces Spectator chooses Leader Packet 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 186
Peter Kane Classic Ace Assembly 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 10
Edward Marlo Direct Aces 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 108
Jack Avis Gathering of the Clan 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 121
Edward Marlo Marlo's Nomad Aces see comment on page 165 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 70
Roy Walton The X Plus One Ace Trick 1969 The Devil's Playthings 27
Edward Marlo Unbelievable Aces see also "Unbelievably Copless" (Randy Wakeman, 1985),
"Copless Unbelievable Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1989)
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 145
Russell T. Barnhart Circle of Darkness palming 1971 Reputation-Makers 146
Karl Fulves Swallow the Leader ace assembly, then aces vanish 1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 85
Edward Marlo Almost Like Trick Cards handling of K.B.V. Aces 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 244
Edward Marlo Blank Ace Assembly suggestion of doing ace assembly with aces and blank cards 1971 Those Wild, Wild Aces 6
Jerry Mentzer Quick Nomad Aces 1972 Card Cavalcade 94
Brother John Hamman The Elmsley Assembly 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 61
Karl Fulves Double Cross poker presentation for Ace Assembly, aces apparently assemble in spectator's hand, but he gets kings and performer aces, see O. Henry Reference on p. 71 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 60
Frank Thompson Spectator-Challenge Aces 1973 Rim Shots 119
Edward G. Brown The Four Ace Trick 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 60
Lin Searles Face-Up Aces 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 663
Lin Searles An Ace Assembly 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 664
Lin Searles All Fair Aces 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 666
Paul Swinford Fifty-Fifty Aces either assembly or elevator routine depending on which aces spectator chooses (jukebox) 1974 Card Cavalcade II 61
Paul Swinford & J. Stewart Smith Simplified Ace Assembly 1974 Card Cavalcade II 65
Paul Swinford & Edward Marlo Advanced Ace Assembly based on Marlo's "Bluff Aces" 1974 Card Cavalcade II 67
Philip T. Goldstein secA ruoF three phases, two times standard ace assembly, then aces transform into kings in leader pile and aces are reversed in deck 1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 6
William Larsen & T. Page Wright Trick #2 done one-handed also published as in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 789
Martin A. Nash $10,000 Ace Routine McDonald's Aces without gaffs 1975 Ever So Sleightly 118
Edward Marlo Ace Assembly Application 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 53
Henry Christ All Fair Four Ace Effect 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 70
John C. Wagner Honest John's Ace Assembly Three indifferent cards shown and dealt on top of each Ace, spectator chooses a pile, other three piles shown to have no Aces, all Aces gather in chosen pile 1977 SuperMagic 52
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Poker 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 120
Patrick Cook Double Deal (& Lost Aces) inspired by "Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick" (Jack Merlin, 1940) 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 267
Ken Beale Switch For A 4-Ace Trick 1980 Interlock 45
Edward Marlo As an Ace Effect using clip palm 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 114
Edward Marlo Neo Ace Assembly five different methods 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 327
Edward Marlo The Inverted Assembly hearts with inverted pips (for partial diamonds displays) 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 340
Daryl Martinez Conditional Assembly 1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 94
Paul Swinford & Alex Elmsley 1003rd Aces 1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 15
Andrew Galloway Flying Solo 1980 Diverting Card Magic 34
Edward Marlo Eidetic Aces visual appearance at once in leader packet 1982 Card Finesse 185
Daryl Martinez OverwhELMSLEY Aces three aces are lost in deck instead of vanished in packets 1982 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 35
Edward Marlo The Lapped Ace Assembly 1983 Marlo without Tears 194
Derek Dingle Switch on Elmsley 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 48
Jon Racherbaumer The 1003-1006 Aces three handlings (despite title) inspired by "1002nd Aces" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1983 Facsimile (Issue 1) 33
Ken Beale Adverse Condition Aces aces are really laid out without switch in beginning 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 291
Larry Jennings & Rolland Hamblen Meta-ssembly aces change to kings in an apparent repeat 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17&18) 165
Daryl Martinez Diamond Bar inspired by "Rising Crime" (Daryl Martinez, 1982),
see also "Make Me Small" (Larry Jennings, 1985),
varied by "Aces of Diamond Bar" (David Neighbors, 1991)
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23&24) 236
David Britland The Blues Brothers assembly with aces color changing back kicker inspired by Al Smith's "Heavy Metal Aces" in "Talon",
"Jazz Aces" (Peter Kane, 1974)
1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 9
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
Bob Stencel The Stencel Aces varied by "The Simple Stencel" (Larry Jennings, 1997),
"Interrobang Aces (?!)" (John Bannon & Bob Stencel, 2004)
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28,29&30) 281
Randy Wakeman Unbelievably Copless inspired by "Unbelievable Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 1985 Formula One Close-Up 37
Edward Marlo Free Choice Sudden Aces 1985 Formula One Close-Up 47
Jack Merlin Four Ace Lost Aces with bottom deal, "I think this is Merlins." 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 3
Larry Jennings & Alex Elmsley 2002 Aces inspired by "1002nd Aces" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 4
David Regal Streamlined Assembly 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 261
David Regal Unusual Assembly 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 256
Doug Edwards Anything but standard with added reversal finish 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 12) 1581
Brother John Hamman Final Aces six double ended cards varied by "The Atomic Aces" (Alex Elmsley & Brother John Hamman, 1991),
"Final(ly) Aces" (Brother John Hamman & Ron Bauer, 2006),
"Finely Final Aces" (Steve Reynolds, 2009)
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 229
Edward Marlo Copless Unbelievable Aces see also "Unbelievable Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 1989 So Soon? 30
Justin Higham Easy-Going Nomad 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 11) 1854
Edward Marlo Bomb Door Aces with 2 alternatives 1990 That's It 12
Edward Marlo For Any Ace Effect 1990 That's It 27
Jim Molinari Spectator's Choice Ace Assmebly Spectator chooses Leader Packet 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 2) 1894
Alex Elmsley Flight to Witch Mountain 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 30
Alex Elmsley 1002nd Aces varied by "The 1003-1006 Aces" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1983) 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 213
Edward Marlo Neoteric Aces in Four Movements three x-cards on one ace, other aces in deck, three x-cards become aces, four phases inspired by "1002nd Aces" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 5
Edward Marlo Instant Ace Assembly three x-cards on one ace, other aces in deck, 3 x-cards become aces, 3 stranger aces 1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 1
Jon Racherbaumer Cavorting Ladies - First Phase spectator touches four cards - they are the four Queens, assembly handling of Marlo's K.B.V. Aces 1991 Cavorting Ladies 1
Jon Racherbaumer Cavorting Ladies - Second Phase 1991 Cavorting Ladies 6
David Neighbors Aces of Diamond Bar queens change into aces as a kicker inspired by "Diamond Bar" (Daryl Martinez, 1984) 1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 2) 12
Edward Marlo & Bill Simon & Dai Vernon Quick Sands Aces with 3 alternative methods 1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 11
Jon Racherbaumer Introduction with credit information on Ace Assembly plot 1992 The Olram Aces - The Impossible Travellers 3
Steve Draun Bluff Ace Assembly using bold Techniques 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 93
Unknown Slippery Aces 1993 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 83
Unknown The Mystic Aces 1993 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 86
Unknown フォーエース (Four Ace) Simple Ace Assembly effect, spectator chooses which packet for Aces to assemble in 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 75
Gene Maze Uncle Charlie's Aces ace assembly, then 3 card transposition 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 173
Gene Maze Mercury Aces 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 176
Peter Duffie Fortuitous Card Catcher completely Off-Beat Presentation 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 143
Peter Duffie The Working Assambly 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 176
Guy Hollingworth A Stationary Assembly paper clip, double facers, backfire 1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 27
Edward Marlo Nomadic Aces inspired by "The Nomad Aces" (Charlie Miller, 1940) 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 2) 45
James Swain Honest Aces spectator choses leader packet 1996 Miracles with Cards 155
Larry Jennings The Simple Stencel inspired by "The Stencel Aces" (Bob Stencel, 1985) 1997 Jennings '67 212
Bruce Cervon Another Aces 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 9
Bruce Cervon Award Ace Assembly two Handlings 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 3
Lin Searles & Roberto Giobbi The Four Seasons quick ace assembly with poetic pattern inspired by "Aces Up" (Lin Searles, 1973) 1998 Card College - Volume 3 525
Alex Elmsley & James Swain 1002nd Aces 1999 21st Century Card Magic 127
Guy Hollingworth An Ace Assembly paper clip, backfire 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 96
Daryl Martinez & Bill Malone Shipwrecked story presentation 1999 21st Century Card Magic 114
James Swain 21st Century Assembly actually as a travelling effect 1999 21st Century Card Magic 64
Guy Hollingworth A Stationary Assembly paper clip, double facers, backfire 2000 Excerpts 22
Aaron Fisher 2001, an Ace Odyssey see also "1002nd Aces" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 2002 The Paper Engine 90
Darwin Ortiz The Brush presentation for Daryl's 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 20
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Power Of Faith spectator selects three cards which match prediction, then assembly, 4 double facers varied by "Power of Fate" (Karl Fulves, 2003) 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 62
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Four Kings card thought of, then a spectator extracts it from pocket, 3 matching cards found, then assembly, 4 double facers 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 68
David Ben & Jack Merlin Lost Aces For Experts inspired by "Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick" (Jack Merlin, 1940) 2003 Tricks 66
John Bannon Syncopated Aces 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 27
John Bannon & Bob Stencel Interrobang Aces (?!) inspired by "The Stencel Aces" (Bob Stencel, 1985) 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 32
Gerald Deutsch Direct Ace Assembly 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 291
David Regal The O'henry Girls first phase normal assembly, second phase o. henry 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 340
Ken Krenzel Natural Ace Assembly 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 166
Steve Reynolds Finely Final Aces Ace Assembly based on Final Aces (Bro. John Hamman), without gaffs inspired by "Final Aces" (Brother John Hamman, 1989),
"Trilogy In Blue" (Edward Marlo, 1991)
2009 Route 52 9
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by ace assembly also published as "No-Motion Four Aces" (Benjamin Earl, 2017) 2015 Less is More Bonus 12
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by ace assembly also published as "No-Motion Four Aces" (Benjamin Earl, 2015) 2017 Less is More 114