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Unknown To "Change" a Card - Third Method top change 1876 Modern Magic 30
Unknown To Change a Card - Second Method top change 1889 Tricks with Cards 20
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Chicagoer Kartendruckerei end grip, for one or multiple cards, with display choreography 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 7
Unknown The Top Change 1897 New Era Card Tricks 18
Unknown The New Top Change end grip 1897 New Era Card Tricks 20
Unknown Changes - The Top Change old style with finger change 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 147
Theodore Annemann Top Change Tip 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 119
Jean Hugard The Top Change credit information 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 42
Unknown The Throw Top Change 1940 Expert Card Technique 85
Unknown The Fadeaway Card Change see also "Another Quick Bit" (Frank Shields, 2017) 1940 Expert Card Technique 81
Unknown Top Change from end grip 1940 Expert Card Technique 313
Laurie Ireland Misdirection Card Change misdirection for top and bottom change 1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1940") 3
Unknown Deal Change 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 23
Unknown Deal Change 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 67
Unknown Top Card Change - Method 3 old style with finger change 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 182
Unknown Top Card Change - Method 4 end grip 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 183
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue Top Change - Double Lift doing double lift after top change as convincer 1943 Tricks and Sleights 27
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue A New Top Change see also "As an Exchange" (Edward Marlo, 1983) 1943 Tricks and Sleights 32
Unknown Top and Bottom Changes handling tips 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 222
Unknown Top Change 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 216
Arthur H. Buckley Exchanging a Card in Passing - Top Change four choreographies 1948 Principles and Deceptions 168
Paul LePaul The Top-Change four methods 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 77
Paul LePaul Cover for the Top Change 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 149
Dai Vernon The De Kolta Change sleeve rubbing cover, pips of card change to suit clothing 1950 Expert Card Technique 450
Dai Vernon Tips on Changes 1950 Expert Card Technique 451
Unknown The Top Change 1953 "Come a little closer..." 36
Unknown The Top Change 1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 10
Cy Endfield & Charlie Miller & Dai Vernon The "Hofzinser" Top Change varied by "Hofzinser Top Change" (Harry Levine, 1989) 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 41
Dai Vernon The Top Change including several tips 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 63
Max Malini Top Change more on attitude than technique 1962 Malini and His Magic 79
Edward Marlo Marlo Top Change 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 33
Edward Marlo Marlo Top Change No. 2 similar to Earl Nelson's "Slow Motion Top Change" (Variations) 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 35
Edward Marlo Marlo Change 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 82
Martin A. Nash The New Hofzinser Change breakless, see p. 442 for additional crediting 1975 Ever So Sleightly 39
Dai Vernon Top Change Misdirection (Mistitled as Suggestion for Spread Location) Drop card on the floor as misdirection for top change 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 226
Dai Vernon Changes comments on Top and Bottom Change 1976 The First California Lecture 7
Harvey Rosenthal Top Change Switch three cards are restacked and switched twice 1976 Close-Up Sampler - Part 1 4
Gene Maze Tabled I tabled top change 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 276
Gene Maze Tabled II tabled top change 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 279
Gene Maze Tabled V tabled top change 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 285
Ross Bertram An Effective Top Change top card shown one-handed and removed with other hand 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 67
Richard Kaufman The SecondFromTheTop Change 1979 CardMagic 84
Unknown Hofzinser Top Change misnomer 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 350
Gene Maze R.T. Top Change tabled, one handed 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 18
Cy Endfield & Charlie Miller Hofzinser Top Change with Charlie Miller ruse for stroking the card 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 834
Unknown Two For One Hofzinser Change 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 920
Cy Endfield & Roger Crosthwaite Hofzinser Card Change 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 924
Rovi Top Change while turning card over 1980 Rovi Reveals 26
Andrew Galloway The Top Change technique and misdirection applied 1980 Diverting Card Magic 11
Unknown Hofzinser Top Change As Transformation 1981 Cardworks 155
Richard Kaufman The SecondFromTheTop Change brief 1981 Cardworks 157
Derek Dingle Top Change Take featuring the "New Theory on Vernon's..." 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 163
Ken Krenzel The Top Change discussion of Krenzel's method varied by "The Inertial Top Change" (Ken Krenzel, 2009) 1982 Best of Friends 224
Richard Kaufman Second-from-top Card Change 1982 Best of Friends 233
Al Koran Al Koran's Top-Change Card held in End Grip, some handling finesses 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 78
Edward Marlo The Hittop Change originally in Ibidem #22, Oct. 1960 see also "Flexible Hittop Change" (Randy Wakeman & Edward Marlo, 1987) 1983 Marlo without Tears 23
Ross Bertram Another Top Change 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 90
Ross Bertram Far Out Double Lift starts with single card that is fed in underneath top card, see Earl Nelson's "Slow Motion Top Change" (Variations) 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 102
Ross Bertram Close-Up Double Lift starts with single card that is fed in underneath top card, see Earl Nelson's "Slow Motion Top Change" (Variations) 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 104
John Aukes Double Lift With One Card putting a card under top card 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1251
Unknown Top Change 1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 116
Richard Kaufman & Ken Krenzel Hofzinser Top Change to change miniature card to normal sized card 1985 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 44
Russell T. Barnhart Top "Snap" Change similar to so-called Hofzinser type Top Change 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 209
Walter E. Cummings Karate Top Change not really similar to classic top change 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 336
Frederick Braue Braue Top Change (1943) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 3
Daryl Martinez The Top Change 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 10
Larry Jennings Jennings-Hofzinser Change 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 48
Earl Nelson Slow Motion Top Change 1986 Killer Klose-Up 29
Randy Wakeman & Edward Marlo Flexible Hittop Change inspired by "The Hittop Change" (Edward Marlo, 1983) 1987 Special Effects 5
Unknown Interrupted Top Change from end grip 1987 Covenant 27
Bruce Cervon The Tabled Top Change 1988 The Cervon File 181
Larry Jennings The Tactile Change T.N.T type change, top change alternative, see third method of "Wrist Stroke Changes" see also "Wrist Stroke Changes" (Edward Marlo, 1976) 1988 The Cardwright 165
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation 1988 Seminarheft 16
David Williamson Top Change body language and technique 1989 Williamson's Wonders 74
Harry Levine Hofzinser Top Change break handling inspired by "The "Hofzinser" Top Change" (Cy Endfield & Charlie Miller & Dai Vernon, 1955) 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 27) 472
Harry Levine The Revolution Change 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 27) 470
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation 1989 Seminarheft 29
Unknown Hofzinser Type Top Change 1990 Ultra Cervon 44
Charles Penton The Fan Top Change 1991 Card to Wallet 24
Alex Elmsley The Tabled Top Change one-handed 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 107
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation 1991 Magie 21
Gary Kurtz Der G.K. Top Change 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 18
Mason & Gerald Deutsch & Bernard Bilis Covered Top Change 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2224
Unknown トップチェンジ (Top Change) 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 78
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Larry Jennings ホフジンサーの方法にもとずくトップチェンジ (Top Change based on Hofzinser's method) Card clipped between index / middle fingers 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 79
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & Roberto Giobbi The Top Change 1994 Card College - Volume 1 233
Unknown & Roberto Giobbi Top Change Covers five different natural situations 1994 Card College - Volume 1 236
Cy Endfield "Hofzinser" Top Change 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 141
Alex Elmsley Interrupted Top Change as card is placed right-jogged on deck 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 252
Hippie Torrales While Burned under fire top change 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 10) 2566
Tommy Wonder Top Change Handling 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 86
Paul Harris The Two-For-One Top Change single card is exchanged for a double 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Super Magic") 148
Cy Endfield The "Hofzinser" Top Change 2000 Card College - Volume 4 818
Wesley James Peel Change Hofzinser Change with different stroking action 2000 Ambitious Undertaking 14
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Top Change 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 27
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the Hofzinser Top Change 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 29
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Top Change Variation 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 42
Unknown Top Changing bottom card of Fan mention, brief 2003 Tricks 130
Davide Costi A Color Change 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 90
Wesley James Peel Change Hofzinser Change with different stroking action 2004 Enchantments 186
Unknown Top Change 2005 Full Metal Jacket 25
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation 2006 Compilation 60
Gerald Deutsch The Multiple Top Change 1 or multiple cards 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 286
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 33
Fred Robinson Top Change with misdirection 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 210
Ken Krenzel The Inertial Top Change extension of the discussion see also "The Top Change" (Ken Krenzel, 1982) 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 109
Bernard Bilis Bilis' Switch 2009 A Clockwork Apple 41
Bernard Bilis & Tyler Wilson Bilis Switch Handling one of two 2010 Reinventing the Real 66
Tyler Wilson Top Change Credits 2010 Reinventing the Real 71
Roberto Giobbi Cover for the Top Change cough 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Mar 30") 100
Fred Kaps Fred Kaps's Birthday handling for so-called Hofzinser Top Change 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "June 8") 170
Roberto Giobbi Ten Professional Tips on different things 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Dec 11") 369
Bernard Bilis Bilis Switch 2014 The EH Team 7
Unknown The Top Change 2014 Classic Fantastic 41
Guy Hollingworth Top Change commentary 2015 Renovations 5
Helder Guimarães Top Change Handling 2015 Quarterly (Section "2 (Spring 2015)") 45
Juan Tamariz Repeat Top Change against second-from-top card see also "The SecondFromTheTop Change" (Richard Kaufman, 1979) 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "June 21") 179
Roberto Giobbi The Top Change 2016 Standup Card Magic 84
Roberto Giobbi & Dai Vernon The Classic Top Change - The Top Change from End Grip (credit information)
- The Cross Top Change (Vernon)
- Concluding Remarks
2016 Standup Card Magic 96
Benjamin Earl Top Change Practice 2017 Neo-Movement 10