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Laurie Ireland The Four Jacks four jacks on table, one covered with three cards, others lost in deck, assemble 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 22
Unknown The Vor-Ac(e)-ious Magician aces, three cards on each, they vanish an reappear in spectator's pocket 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 57
Charles T. Jordan Like Seeks Like ace assembly with 4 hats, "A trick which makes use of the back palm as a secret sleight." 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 344
Unknown The Great Pearl Mystery story presentation 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 358
Unknown Parade of the Queens 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 359
Stewart Judah The Four Aces a bit convoluted see also "Barroom Poker" (Edward Marlo, 1983) 1938 Greater Magic 355
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Aces aces change to kings, reappear somewhere else and the queens show up as well, begins like a regular ace assembly varied by "Annemann's Aces Disregarded" (Edward Marlo, 1942) 1938 Greater Magic 365
Dr. William Bates Subconscious Mystery one of four cards marked, shuffled in four piles, spectator choses pile with marked cards, dressing for Ace Assembly 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1938") 321
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 607
Frederick Braue The Braue Aces aces distributed in pack come together 1941 The Stripper Deck 31
Edward Marlo Annemann's Aces Disregarded transpo, transformation combo inspired by "Annemann's Aces" (Theodore Annemann, 1938) 1942 Let's See the Deck 19
Dr. William Bates Subconscious Mystery one of four cards marked, shuffled in four piles, spectator choses pile with marked cards, dressing for Ace Assembly 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 32
U. F. Grant Four-Ace Routine aces with twelve indifferent cards are mixed and dealt in four piles, aces in spectator's pile 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 119
Paul LePaul The Hand Picked Aces 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 199
Unknown The Three Friendly Queens One Queen on top, one Queen in middle, one queen on bottom. The deck is cut, all three queens are together in the deck 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 31
Unknown A Famous Four-Ace Trick One Ace placed on top, one Ace placed on bottom, two Aces placed in middle of the deck. They assemble together in the middle. 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 32
Charles Nagle Traveling Aces Ace assembly (with a touch of Follow the Leader), effect and method identical to Simplicity Four Ace Trick by Stewart James see also "Simplicity Four Ace Trick" (Stewart James, 1937) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 13
Lu Brent Flighty Aces Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 89
Edward Marlo Sudden Aces three Aces lost in deck, appear with leader Aces 1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 3
Tom Ransom Racing Aces! four aces marked with an X on the back, covered each with three cards, aces vanish and appear in pocket, vanishing ink 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 232) 928
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces aces lost in deck come to top see also "K. M. Move Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1962),
"Second Surprise" (Edward Marlo, 1981),
"Roundup" (James Swain, 1982),
"The One Armed Bridge Player" (Gus Southall, 1984),
"Three Phase Follow-Up" (Randy Wakeman, 1985),
"Follow-Up on Follow-Up" (Randy Wakeman, 1987),
"Kings "High"Way" (Harry Lorayne, 1990)
1953 The Cardician 91
Edward Marlo Four Ace Vanish featuring four different vanishes 1953 The Cardician 166
Charlie Miller The Jest of the Joker or "The Joker Is A Diakka", joker placed aside, ace with three x cards on table, other aces vanish, pile becomes 4 jokers, joker becomes ace, then pile becomes aces again varied by "The Joker is a Diakka" (Charlie Miller & Roberto Giobbi, 2003) 1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 18
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting up inspired by "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1962 The K. M. Move 11
Theodore Annemann Four Ace Routine from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
aces change to kings, appear in chosen pile, queens assemble as well
1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 154
Lin Searles Aces Up varied by "A Gambler Holds Out the Aces" (Larry Jennings, 1997) 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 670
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
Peter Kane The Chink-a-Chink Aces four piles in square formation with aces on top, O. Henry finish 1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 5
Philip T. Goldstein Jumping Bean Aces 1977 Scattershot 4
Paul Harris The Ace Trap Leader Ace is placed with three indifferent cards while other three Aces are placed reversed in the deck. Aces vanish and assemble with the leader Ace 1977 SuperMagic 3
Bob Stencel & Karl Fulves Stencel's Effect three Aces placed in deck, top three cards dealt onto remaining Ace, they're the Aces 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1028
Philip T. Goldstein Immediate Aces 7/8 cards 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 596
Karl Fulves Card Problems (B) Ace assembly with leader packet in case, posed as a problem 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 17) 65
Gene Maze Pop Jump Aces four aces are each sandwiched between two cards, appear one by one in the center of the table see also "Devil's Delight" (Douglas Cameron, 1984) 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 39
Derek Dingle DazzleSnap Aces assembly with rubber banded packet and 12 extra aces, only for magicians 1981 Cardworks 143
Edward Marlo Second Surprise aces put on four piles, collected, aces on top, two methods see also "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1981 21st Century Card Magic 12
Larry Jennings F.T.L. & R.T.D. Aces four touched card are aces, transpo 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 6
Mike Hilburger No Skill Four Ace Assembly spectator shuffles cards with deck and when sixteen cards dealt again, aces on bottom 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 21
Philip T. Goldstein Short Jump only eight cards, instant assembly 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 25
Edward Marlo Direct Observation Test aces, kings, queens, jacks dealt on four piles, one value assembles on one packet, Benzais Cop 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 237
Edward Marlo Vanish - Spell - Surprise aces to kings, ace spelling, assembly combo inspired by "Discrepant Ace Routine" (Ed Marlo, Al Sharpe's Ollapodrida, July/August 1984),
varied by "The Third Variation" (Edward Marlo, 1986)
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 320
Edward Marlo New Appraoch Ace Assembly aces put on 4 packets, assemble on one packet 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 348
Neal Elias Hold Out Aces 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 307
Gus Southall The One Armed Bridge Player a quarter of the deck is put on every ace inspired by "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 309
Larry Jennings & Rolland Hamblen Meta-ssembly aces change to kings in an apparent repeat 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17&18) 165
Jerry Sadowitz This Never Happened to the Other Fella! 1984 Cards Hit 15
Douglas Cameron Devil's Delight inspired by "Pop Jump Aces" (Gene Maze, 1980) 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1261
Nick Pudar "Block"Buster Ace Assembly at the end all packets are glued together ala solid deception 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 241
Randy Wakeman Three Phase Follow-Up aces come to top twice, then vanish inspired by "The Knoxville Knockout" (Edward Marlo, 1979),
"Loaded Dice" (Jeff Busby (reviewer), 1987),
varied by "Follow-Up on Follow-Up" (Randy Wakeman, 1987)
1985 Formula One Close-Up 19
Earl Wheeler Sucker Four Ace assembly with Kings, last one is an ace, kings change to aces to match (1937) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 4
Tommy Martin Four Aces 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 14
Frederick Braue FB Four Aces (1937) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 18
Edward Marlo Anchored Add On Assembly three cards put on leader ace, other aces in deck 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 40
Edward Marlo The Third Variation aces to kings one by one, aces reappear in deck face-up, then kings assemble under chosen ace inspired by "Vanish - Spell - Surprise" (Edward Marlo, 1984) 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 17
John C. Wagner Honest John's Cards Across ace assembly with cards across presentation 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 69
John C. Wagner & Martin Lewis Ghost Deal Variation performer gets royal flush, then royal flush is distributed in 5 hands and assembles in performer's hand, variation of Martin Lewis' "Ghost Deal", 4 double facers 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 121
Randy Wakeman Follow-Up on Follow-Up new approach inspired by "Three Phase Follow-Up" (Randy Wakeman, 1985) 1987 Special Effects 57
Larry Jennings Lost and Found three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck 1988 The Cardwright 82
Larry Jennings Lost and Found Again three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck 1988 The Cardwright 89
Larry Jennings Subliminal Aces three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck 1988 The Cardwright 111
Larry Jennings Cloudburst Aces all aces vanish from T-formation and reappear in deck 1988 The Cardwright 122
Karl Fulves Little Casino four blackjack hands, aces all vanish and reappear under stack of chips, asymmetric Ace Assembly, posed as problem 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 49) 217
Brother John Hamman The Old Classic aka "Final Aces Outdone" 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 245
Harry Lorayne Kings "High"Way aces on four piles are cut into deck and come to top inspired by "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1990 Trend Setters 128
David Regal No Cut/Pass Method inspired by "Kings "High"Way" (Harry Lorayne, 1990) 1990 Trend Setters 132
Edward Marlo Transposed Ace Assembly Aces change places with three Fives, leaving 2-3-4-5, of the same suit, in place of the Aces of the same suit see also "Countdown" (Rafael Benatar, 1992) 1990 That's It 48
Wesley James Assemblies general comments and definition of plots:
- The Assembly - A Categorical Perspective
- The Simple/Reset Assembly
- The Slow Motion/Undone Assembly
- The Real Gone/Snap Back Assembly
- The One at a Time/Reverse Assembly
- The Progressive/Retro Assembly
- The No Palm/Redone Assembly
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 31
John Bannon Masquerade four jokers assemble and change to aces 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 44
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
Mike Bornstein Every Fourth combo with Royal Flush kicker 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 9) 2260
Ernest Earick Lonely at the Top kind of assembly, packet of face down cards and face up ace changes to four face up aces 1993 By Forces Unseen 45
Edward Marlo Bluff-Bluff Assembly using ideas from Marlo's "Bluff Ace Assembly" (Ireland Year Book 1955) 1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 9
Tomo Maeda タイクーンエーセス (Tycoon Aces) Ace Assembly, Aces change to Kings for kicker ending 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 169
Hiroshi Kondo インターナショナルカードトリック (International Card Trick) Ace Assembly effect with finale of whole deck grouping by four of a kind 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 183
Doug Edwards Variant Every Fourth 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2432
Gene Maze Blockbuster Aces with poker hands in all packets as finale 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 166
Allan Ackerman A Bag of O'Henrys - Re-bagged all packets become 4 of a kinds, ace packet royal flush see also "A Bag of O'Henrys" (Allan Ackerman, 1994) 1996 Al Cardpone 39
Aldo Colombini Royal Assembly, And More three Royal Flushs - kicker 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2804
Peter Duffie Aces in the Fast Lane Elevator effect with four Aces, rise through different number of cards in each pile, then end with assembling in one packet 1997 Effortless Card Magic 62
Shigeo Futagawa Singles Club off beat ace assembly, with four black cards, leader packet cards turn out to be black cards as well and aces found reversed in the deck 1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 65) 1303
David Regal Lineup "odd cards" turn into run of spades as a climax 2002 Constant Fooling 1 149
Al Baker Four Ace Trick using Envelopes using envelopes with circular holes 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 713
Charlie Miller & Roberto Giobbi The Joker is a Diakka joker placed aside, ace with three x cards on table, other aces vanish, pile becomes four jokers, joker becomes ace, then pile becomes aces again inspired by "The Jest of the Joker" (Charlie Miller, 1961) 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1220
John Bannon Iconoclastic Aces unexpected early ending 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 17
Joshua Jay Royal Aces poker theme, ends with royal flush production 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 416
Jack Parker P.O.V. Strange Ace Assembly routine in which spectator becomes the magician inspired by "Misdirection Assembly" (Mark Aspiazu, EGO Magazine, no. 10, Mar 2002),
"More Effort Less Magic" (Jack Parker, 2007)
2007 52 Memories 175
Jack Parker The Three Stooges Ace Assembly routine with three spectators involved, holding each packet (uses McDonald's Aces gaffs) 2007 52 Memories 179
Chris Mayhew Dairy Queens four double facers 2009 A Clockwork Apple 13
Steve Reynolds Fireback Aces Ace Assembly where they go in reverse, before collecting in performer's packet inspired by "Aces in Reverse" (Edward Marlo, 1942) 2009 Route 52 36
Jim Steinmeyer The Whammy ace assembly over phone 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 12
Guy Hollingworth Minimalist Ace Assembly three aces lost in deck, fourth ace with three indifferent cards, they change one by one into aces 2015 Renovations 10
So Sato Lateral Thinking Assembly (a.k.a. Cross Assembler)
4 piles in square on table, kings placed on top, they gather on top of one pile
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 50
Alex Hansford Instant Assembly Four Kings visually vanish from packets, appear assembled on tabled packet 2016 Sprezzatura 29
Alex Hansford A Second Phase? three kings distributed in tabled spread, they jump back to remaining king 2016 Sprezzatura 37