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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neueste Methode, Karte zu erraten Stebbins type stack with 32 cards 1896 Der moderne Kartenk√ľnstler 92
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 21
Jack Merlin Master Poker Dealing royal flush from named suit, four hands 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 17
Jack Merlin Challenge Bridge Demonstration named suit is dealt, bridge demonstration 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 22
Jack Merlin Super Mental Card Effect thought of card is found on number performer says in cut half, alternative ending, card stab 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Al Baker Al Baker's Pack, 4. 1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Pack") 480
Tom Sellers A Trick with the Si Stebbins Pack selection divined by two cards (suit and value) 1934 Card Tricks That Work 6
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins see also "Fathomed Thought" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card behind back you produce card of same suit and value as spectator's selection, Si Stebbins see also "Your Card" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1937) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 30
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins Order 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 155
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card behind back you produce card of same suit and value as spectator's selection, Si Stebbins see also "Your Card" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 204
Theodore Annemann One in Fourteen selection from cyclic set-up (Eight Kings, Si Stebbins, ...) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 204
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 219
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins see also "A Thought is Fathomed" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
Si Stebbins Mediumistic Stunt No. 1 stacked deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 233
Unknown A Prearranged Pack of Cards that can be Shuffled long-short deck with pairs that fit together via Si Stebbins system 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 235
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Unknown A Si Stebbins System Wrinkle dealing Royal Flush from Si Stebbins 1938 Greater Magic 307
Louis Lam Impossible deck distributed in thirteen envelopes, cards in chosen envelope divined 1939 Be Deceived 21
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Warren Wiersbe Pasteboard Affinity longer routine with Si Stebbins stack 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 21
Warren Wiersbe Stacking the Deck poker & dealing routine to secretly get into Si Stebbins 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 22
Warren Wiersbe Tattle-Tale Cards card whispers chosen selection, Si Stebbins 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 22
Warren Wiersbe Up to Nine card whispers chosen selection, Si Stebbins 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 23
Warren Wiersbe Super Spread Effect any four cards in spread turned over, then any other card in spread named 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 24
Warren Wiersbe Dual Decisions spectator's card is divined with 2 other cards (suit & value) 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 24
Warren Wiersbe Wiersbe Super Countdown top card is used to count down to peeked selection 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 25
Warren Wiersbe Remote Control spectator makes some piles, face cards of all are divined by performer 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 26
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Peek spectator cuts anywhere and remembers card, estimation, fishing, stack 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 27
Unknown Appendix B Si Stebbins set-up 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 9
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methods see also "Under More! Table" (George Blake, 1949),
"Under the Table" (Karl Fulves, 1996)
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 682
Bruce Elliott Math performer names selection of position, sort of early anti-faro 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 208) 832
Harry Banderob The Cards and Slates with medium on stage, coding card by flashing bottom card 1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 28
Theodore Annemann A Mediumistic Stunt sealed and thought of cards are divined 1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Spades Hearts Clubs Diamonds variation on the Si Stebbins / Galasso Stack 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Si Stebbins Stack see also "The Si Stebbins Secret" (Darwin Ortiz & Edward Marlo & Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1988) 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deck see also "Instanto" (Billy O'Connor, 1940) 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Tony Corinda (2) Si Stebbins Stack 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 76
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tri-Quad different set-up 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Did' Ja Know si stebbins observation 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select 13 cards, everybody has one card of each value see also "Re: Outer Space" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 3
Terry Guyatt Two of a Kind 1959 Card Tricks 319
Corvello Teleprognos card is remembered and put in an envelope, other cards are put in envelopes and performer finds selection, then he makes a prediction on a slate which is the card in a chosen envelope 1959 Card Tricks 327
Si Stebbins The Si Stebbins Set-Up 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 64
Edward Marlo & Russell "Rusduck" Duck Marlo on Stebbins/Stay-Stack see also "The Si Stebbins Secret" (Darwin Ortiz & Edward Marlo & Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1988) 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 61
Gene Nielsen S S Open Prediction inspired by "Latest Spectator's Open Prediction" (Edward Marlo & Millard Lichter, 1969) 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 93
Simon Aronson The Lead-In Routine two card location 1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 175
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins see also "Mathematical Twins Variation" (Karl Fulves, 1972),
"Mathematical Twins" (Gene Finnell, 1972),
"No Commercial Potential" (Jeff Busby, 1980),
"Penny Plain" (Alex Elmsley, 1991),
"Pact Man" (Karl Fulves, 1996)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 379
Jon Racherbaumer Racherbaumer Variation Christ Force as key card placement, red black setup 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 285
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins Sorcery Incomplete Faro Selection, then selection named or four-of-a-kind found, 4 effects varied by "Stacked Deck Refinement" (Roger Crosthwaite, 1981) 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 292
Edward Marlo The Chicago Miracle packet cut off and counted down, three methods (memorized deck, impromptu, Si Stebbins) 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 294
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins on the Road packet cut off and counted down to selection, faro 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 297
Jon Racherbaumer Liars Fortune 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 298
Gene Nielsen More Than Coincidence spectator deals through Si Stebbins, counting, if count matches value, he stops, this card named by performer 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 394
Edward Marlo Time For Si Stebbins 1971 On the Clock Effect 16
Edward Marlo Time Zones two selections 1971 On the Clock Effect 16
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins Set-Up 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 68
Karl Fulves Face-Up Thot card removed from face up face down deck is removed by spectator, mate found, faro, si stebbins 1973 Notes From Underground 14
Stephen Minch The Justice of the Gypsies face down cards are named, then a reading, Si Stebbins adopted to Major Arcana 1974 The Book of Thoth 18
Stephen Minch The Lonely One card from the Major Arcana is predicted 1974 The Book of Thoth 20
James G. Thompson Jr. No Way two spectators decide on a number up to 25, first spectator counts down to that card in half the deck, performer writes down two cards, second spectator counts down, both cards match prediction 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 787
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verification also published as "Automatic Lie Speller" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 12
Karl Fulves (4) Faro/Stebbins bringing a thirteen-cards deck into Si Stebbins order with faros 1979 Faro Possibilities 28
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins see also "Klondike Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1979 Faro Possibilities 32
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction 1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Matcho two cards selected, then another two, they match 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 60
Stewart James Doublethink spelling trick with story line, works with Si Stebbins 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 282
Theodore Annemann A Si Stebbins Kink blindfolded medium removes a card with same suit and one with same value as selection, first published 1924 1984 Magic from the Parade #1 22
Darwin Ortiz & Edward Marlo & Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Si Stebbins Secret from New Pack Order to Si Stebbins see also "Si Stebbins Stack" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
"Marlo on Stebbins/Stay-Stack" (Edward Marlo & Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1969),
varied by "Something for Nothing" (James Swain, 1996)
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 137
Brother John Hamman Chinese Shuffle to Si Stebbins Stack getting into Si Stebbins via six binary culls, here up-downjog 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 71
Roger Crosthwaite Faro Follow-Ups 1 out of 4, kicker four-of-a-kind production, Si Stebbins & faros 1989 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 12) 1999
Karl Fulves High Stebbins (A) spectator cuts packet and takes top card, performer next, high card wins
(B) high card wins with 12 card packet, three cards each, performer has better odds
(C) high card wins variation with better odds for performer
(D) high card wins combined with faro shuffle to shift odds to 1st or 2nd player
1991 Swindle & Cheat 10
Frederick Braue Prearranged Deck on stacked deck work, historical comments
- Eight Kings
- Si Stebbins
- Nikola
- Braue Memorized Stack (?)
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 1
Doug Edwards No Chances using cyclical stack 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 4) 2204
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins from New Pack Order brief 1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 6
Alex Elmsley Future Stock two card prediction, stack, one-ahead 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 398
Karl Fulves Speed Counts clocking with stacked deck, posed as problem 1994 Crooked Tales 98
Steven Youell The $ 1,000,000 Test three cards are divined inspired by "The $ 1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 939
Doug Canning Backstack formula to calculate position of cards in Si Stebbins 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 941
Doug Canning Down for the Count two decks, card is named and put in a deck, cards next to it form a number and same card in other deck found at this position 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 941
Doug Edwards Si's Place any Royal Flush is dealt, Stebbins 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 1) 2597
Karl Fulves Simple Stebbins using Side Effects Deck with Si Stebbins set-up see also "Side Effects" (Karl Fulves, 1996) 1996 Blocking Off 44
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted 1996 Blocking Off 47
Karl Fulves Improv Aces four kings lost in deck reversed one by one, spread on table, kings are next to the matching aces, with stack handling 1996 Blocking Off 139
Karl Fulves Benefactor with two cards that turn out to be mates, Riffle Shuffle Control 1996 13 Prophets 25
Karl Fulves Department of Corrections red-backed card in blue-backed deck, spectator deals face-up and turns one card face-dwon, it's blue, rest changes to red inspired by "Remote Control" (Annemann) 1996 13 Prophets 42
Karl Fulves Snibbets 1996 13 Prophets 55
James Swain Annemann's Miracle three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole inspired by "The $ 1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
also published as "Shush" (James Swain, 2009)
1996 Miracles with Cards 164
James Swain Something for Nothing new deck order show, shuffled a few times, poker hands dealt, straight flushs and royal flush for performer inspired by "The Si Stebbins Secret" (Darwin Ortiz & Edward Marlo & Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1988) 1996 Miracles with Cards 167
Floyd Beatlebaum Soul Mates spectator selects a card, deals two hands and top card of one pile matches value and the other suit 1996 The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 1) 6
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verification see also "Gardner's Card Speller" (Joe Berg, Here's New Magic, 1937),
also published as "Automatic Lie Speller" (Nick Trost, 1976)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 155
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins Setup Syrian card manipulator Selim Cid taught Si Stebbins a version of the setup in 1895. Popularised by Howard Thurston in Howard Thurston's Card Tricks, 1901. 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 321
Karl Fulves Cast A Card 1997 Day For Any Date 10
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Lie Detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. color, suit, value) see also "Lie Stebbins Plus!" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 51
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Plus! Lie Detector effect with two selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit), but has double revelation see also "Lie Stebbins" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 54
Tom Gagnon Si of Relief calculating position of cards in Si Stebbins 1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 65) 1313
Allan Slaight & Steve Beam Stebbin Up -spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection inspired by Allan Slaight's "Sly Stebbins" in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume 2" 1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1332
Karl Fulves Stolen Numbers "The First Layout", telephone number presentation, ten cards (ace through 10) are laid out in which spectator's indicate their rows inspired by "Mutus, Nomen, Dedit, Cocis" (Rupert Slater & John Northern Hilliard, 1938) 1998 Mutus Nomen 7
Karl Fulves Count Without Words "The Second Layout", blackjack memory demonstration 1998 Mutus Nomen 23
Karl Fulves High Stakes square layout with 4 jokers and 4 jacks, values are spelt and object moved from card to card, spectator always ends on a jack see also "Countdown Problem" (Roy Walton, 1969) 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 206
Al Baker & Max Holden Another Subtle Mystery Si Stebbins & one-way, cards with same suit and value as selection are found face down 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 681
Karl Fulves Well-Ordered Stack Si Stebbins variation 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 13
Karl Fulves & Ken Beale Ten-Hour Day card chosen in clock-layout with mathematical method, second card removed from rest of deck, both cards are divined inspired by "A Clock Trick" (Ken Beale, 1982) 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 40
Karl Fulves Displaceable U deck cut in half, both halves shuffled, spectator removes some cards of named suit and places them in box, another one from other half under box, last one is named see also "The Pair Detection" (Charles T. Jordan, 1921) 2005 Clockwork 11
Karl Fulves Lettra Set two missing cards found with clocking and faro-shuffled set-up 2005 Clockwork 43
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins System credit information 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 283
Benjamin Earl Cloak & Dagger Top Tip... getting from Si Stebbins into Mnemonica, joke 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 21
James Swain Shush three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole inspired by "The $ 1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
also published as "Annemann's Miracle" (James Swain, 1996)
2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 41
Paul Martin Recycling Si spelling principle in Si Stebbins 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 169
Steve Beam Spam Filter II thought-of selection is divined via other cards produced from deck, si stebbins, with stripper deck version, see also "Spam Filter" (Vol. 7) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 275
Roberto Giobbi Si Stebbins/Galasso comment on the stack 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Apr 6") 107
Woody Aragon Si Fry performer ascertains a packet of cards chosen by spectator 2011 A Book in English 149
Steve Beam An Unpublished Card Trick card is divined by finding a card with same value and one with same suit 2012 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Section "Addendum") x
Roberto Giobbi Stebbins & Galasso For Book Test using cards for page selection 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Oct 4") 285