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Unknown Biseauté or Tapering Cards red-black application 1889 Tricks with Cards 39
Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Unknown The Red and the Black colors shown separated, deck shuffled, still separated 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 60
Unknown To Separate the Red Cards from the Black basic stripper deck application 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 263
Charles T. Jordan Positions Unknown named cards are produced and deck separated into colors, stacked stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 273
Jack Vosburgh "Fifth Column" political story presentation see also "A Matter of Policy" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 675
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
Warren Wiersbe & Bob Hummer Double Separation packet shuffled face-up face-down, then statement over condition made and colors separated, inspired by trick from "Half-A-Dozen Hummers" 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 11
Roger Barkann Follow the Leaders routine with red/black effects
- prediction of red / black relationship (Phoenix No. 1)
- Out of this World (not explained)
- Follow the Leader (not explained)
- Slop Shuffle Color Separation
see also "Follow the Leader" (Dai Vernon, 1938),
"Pay Off" (Walter B. Gibson, 1942),
"One Plus One Equals Three" (Roger Barkann, 1945),
"Out of this World" (Paul Curry, 1965)
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 409
Cliff Green General Delivery - Cards to the Pockets six cards, red black alternating, vanish and reappear color-separated from 2 different pockets 1961 Professional Card Magic 134
Roy Walton An Illogical Conclusion four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually 1972 Tale Twisters 5
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 528
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and 4 blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separate varied by "Yet Another Technicolor Oddity" (Harvey Rosenthal, 1976) 1973 Notes From Underground 7
Mike Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath 1974 Card Cavalcade II 90
Walt Lees Cull-A-Separation a red card and a black card are reversed in the deck and attract the other cards of the same color 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 46
William Larsen & T. Page Wright Trick #7 cards openly separated into suits, then shuffled together fairly with riffle shuffle, yet red-black colors remain separated also published as in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 790
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
see also "To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure" (1876),
varied by "Color Blind" (Karl Fulves, 1974),
also published as "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 816
Karl Fulves Color Blind no-palm handling of Criss Cross, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for comment inspired by "Criss Cross" (George Sands, 1974) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 822
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 214
Jerry Andrus The Psychiatric Shift separating four face up cards from for face down cards 1976 Andrus Card Control 37
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cards inspired by "Technicolor Oddity" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1976 Close-Up Sampler - Part 1 15
Karl Fulves Quinary Colors five reds and 5 blacks are shuffled, one color penetrates table 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 214
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 254
Erhard Liebenow Open Color Separation red card shuffled into black cards and eventually separate again 1978 Liebenow On Cards 18
Steve Dobson "Incrediblack" odd-looking shuffle sequence separates deck in colors except selection 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 558
Karl Fulves Checkers "Two Tricks"
three reds and three blacks alternated, dealing procedure to separate colors or turn every other card over
1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1363
Karl Fulves Separating the Colors r/b alternating aces on top, 2 shuffles, separated; using block transfer 1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 183
Brother John Hamman The Disobedient Cards strange procedure and then colors are separated 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 81
Brother John Hamman The Final Shuffle alternating set-up, spectator overhand shuffles 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 84
Karl Fulves Sandbagged blue- and red-backed deck sprung in paper bag and shaken, performer then reaches in an produces one color until all are separated inspired by "The Sands of the Desert" (Eugene Laurant, 1938),
see also "The Hunt For Diamonds" (Karl Fulves, 2004)
1994 Crooked Tales 31
Michael Kaminskas Triumphant Return cards left and right of selection are sorted by color 1996 Miracle Material 7
Ken Krenzel Strip the Leader two leader card in front of two shuffled piles, they become black and red pile, follow the leader phase, they shuffle again by themselves, stripper deck 1997 Ingenuities 195
Karl Fulves The Specialist performer separates colors of shuffled deck 1998 Combo 23
Karl Fulves Code For Oracle two suits named and removed, performer separates them from the back 1998 Combo 25
Karl Fulves The Lady Thinks shuffled deck, psychic from other side of room tells how cards should be dealt to separate reds from blacks see also "Cue Cards" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 1998 Combo 27
Karl Fulves Expansionism memorizing color sequence of 32 cards, but really only 16 see also "Compression Technique" (Karl Fulves, 2005),
"Speed Reading" (Karl Fulves, 2005)
1998 Combo 38
Karl Fulves After Hummer separating reds and blacks behind back, involving a layout on a grid on the table by spectator 1998 Combo 46
Paul Curry Never in a Lifetime two shuffled halves, magician does the same as spectator, both separate cards into red and black 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 298
Simon Aronson Color Separation Variation on UnDo Influence to leave deck color separated inspired by "The Face-Down UnDo" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 10
Lee Asher The Continental Divide deck is shown mixed, instantly separates in reds and blacks see also "Further On "The Continental Divide"" (Jerry K. Hartman, 2002),
"Color Scheming" (Jerry K. Hartman, 2003)
2002 Penumbra (Issue 3) 2
Jerry K. Hartman Further On "The Continental Divide" additional thoughts inspired by "Pulp Friction" (Lee Asher, 2002),
"The Continental Divide" (Lee Asher, 2002)
2002 Penumbra (Issue 4) 17
Jerry K. Hartman Color Scheming deck is shown mixed, instantly separates in reds and blacks inspired by "The Continental Divide" (Lee Asher, 2002) 2003 Penumbra (Issue 5) 15
Karl Fulves The Greek's Game color of twelve cards named by magician, betting presentation, see also p. 99 for further notes 2005 Combo II 13
Karl Fulves A Trick Of Memory red-black even-money swindle 2005 Combo II 29
Karl Fulves Cue Cards openly removed marker cards help with memorizing Combo numbers see also "The Lady Thinks" (Karl Fulves, 1998),
varied by "Cue Con" (Karl Fulves, 2005)
2005 Combo II 35
Karl Fulves Slick Slate color separation with performer and spectator, lines on slate help remembering Combo numbers, see also p. 102 for further notes 2005 Combo II 37
Karl Fulves The Russian Test performer guaranteed to get better than average score in color sorting without seeing any faces at all, see also p. 104 for further notes 2005 Combo II 55
Robin Robertson Using the Stack red-black separation with stack 2005 Combo II 63
Karl Fulves Mirasequel performer separates the mixed pile at the end of Miraskill 2005 Combo II 66
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle 2005 Combo II 80
Gregory Wilson & Ron Wilson The Trick That Sucks card travels from red half to black half, inspired by Ron Wilson's "Highland Hop" 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 497
Hector Chadwick Reds and Blacks Performer divines red/black from spectator shuffled deck inspired by "Don't Lie to Me" (Paul Curry, 2001),
"Colour Sense" (Pit Hartling, 2003)
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 85
Lewis Jones & Jerry K. Hartman Sorted apparently performer sorts deck in colors and suits to find selection, inspired by Hartman's "He Whose Half Lasts" (Card Dupery) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 138
Jason Ladanye The Set-Up red-black separated cards shuffled, separate again, teaching-presentation 2013 Confident Deceptions 83
John Wilson Outer This World performer divines color of top thirteen cards of shuffled deck inspired by "Colour Sense" (Pit Hartling, 2003) 2016 You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume II 19