No-Touch Locations
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Prädestinationsgabe two decks, spectator remembers one and its position in one deck, then he counts down in second deck from position to previously predicted number, selection is there see also "Predestination" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 111
Charles T. Jordan The Discard Trick two cards chosen by fair cuts, spectator deals into piles and left-over cards are keys for selections see also "Exact Location" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica) 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 21
Theodore Annemann The Challenge of the Year long distance location, one-way backs see also "Challenge of the Year" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 15
Unknown The Automatic Speller no-touch, procedure heavy 1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 101
Milton Sleight of Foot deck is kicked with foot and splits at selection, salt 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 39
Unknown Divination Supreme out-of hand selection, one-way back 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 139
Unknown Long Distance Location edge one-way backs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 150
Theodore Annemann Challenge of the Year long distance location, one-way backs see also "The Challenge of the Year" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 157
Theodore Annemann A Miracle out-of hand selection, one-way back 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 163
Paul Rosini A Problem in the Fourth Dimension daub 1938 Greater Magic 74
Unknown The Spectator Does it All cards are put in pocket and one selected, performer divines number of pocketed cards and selection 1938 Greater Magic 226
Robert Parrish Name Your Favorite any card named, after riffle shuffle spectator goes through cards and performer stops him at named card 1939 Do That Again! 30
Unknown Simultaneous Magic four decks, 4 people think of a card and later spell it (progressive spelling set-up) 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 41
Barbara Stanwyck Bits of Presto article touched in other room, performer knows, same with card selection 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 359
Unknown An Incredible Location spectator cuts to bridge 1940 Expert Card Technique 334
Unknown It Must Be Magic spelling 1940 Expert Card Technique 382
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force varied by "The Mystic Twelve Recall" (Audley Walsh & Jon Racherbaumer, 1971),
"Field's Zodiac Card Miracle" (Audley Walsh & Eddie Fields, 1976)
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 531
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue Astro-Vision spectator turns card end for end on his own, stripper deck 1941 The Stripper Deck 13
Kent Arthur The Professor's Card Trick mathematical 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 823
Edward Marlo The First Miracle daubed spectator, 3 variations 1945 Tricks with Daub 4
Edward Marlo Just Another Miracle distant daubed key card 1945 Tricks with Daub 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Heaps as Rusduck, spectator finds his own card, a lot of dealing, Tantalizer varied by "Heaps" (John Hamilton, 1947) 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 98) 397
J. Stewart Smith In His Hands 1947 Watch This One! 39
John Hamilton Heaps spectator finds his own card, with just eight cards, sort of Tantalizer inspired by "Heaps" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1946),
varied by "Down & Out" (John Hamilton, 1970)
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 562
Unknown The Non-Poker Voice no-touch, suit 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 76
Unknown The Mahatma Marvel Card Trick Location with spectator dealing and distant key card 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 35
Joe Barnett Hands-Off Miracle Spectator cuts to, remembers bottom card, and replaces packet. Magician is able to cut to selection. (Salt location) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 63
Bert Allerton & Henry Christ Allerchrist Card Trick Mathematical varied by "Zip Code Pip Mode" (Marty Kane, 1995),
"Magic with Added Zip" (Marty Kane, 1998)
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 114
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Sevens III see also "27 Card Trick" in Martin Gardner's "Mathematics, Magic & Mystery" 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 7
Harry Lorayne Stop! estimation of place spectator cuts to 1962 Close-up Card Magic 64
Karl Fulves A Location position of two free selections are divined, riffle shuffle method varied by "Ho-Hum Humdinger" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1972) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 22
Karl Fulves Future Perfect Miraskill with face-up/face-down instead of red/black, previous selection found in odd-colored pile see also "The Odd Event" (Karl Fulves, 1968),
varied by "Impromptu Miraskil" (Joseph K. Schmidt, 1973)
1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 58
John Hamilton 3 by 3 three cards in packet divined, no-touch 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 352
William Alstrand & Harry Lorayne Super Location first packets of seven cards are cut to as estimation demo, then challenge location, based on Alstrand's "A Card Trick for Experts" (Hugard's Magic Monthly) 1971 Reputation-Makers 32
Audley Walsh & Jon Racherbaumer The Mystic Twelve Recall cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force inspired by "The Mystic Twelve" (Audley Walsh, 1940) 1971 On the Clock Effect 5
Unknown Clear Voyant stacked, spectator shuffles, "queen removal"-glimpse 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 67
Nick Conticello The Non-Telephone Telephone Trick small packet, spectator selects a card, does some rearranging and is left with card 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 137
Simon Aronson Some People Think interlocking chains 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 58
Karl Fulves A Location position of two free selections are divined, riffle shuffle method 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 25
Paul Curry The Missing Thought spectator sits on a card, looks at all the other cards, magician checks all the cards he receives on a pad, except the chosen one 1974 Paul Curry Presents 71
Karl Fulves White Line Problem no-touch condition definition, spectator upjogs four-of-a-kind and then removes one, performer divines it, two handlings, using different red backs in one deck see also "White Line Problem" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 865
Martin A. Nash In The Nick Of Time touching only before the selection is made, see p. 447 for additional crediting see also "The Blindfold Stop Trick" (Roberto Giobbi, 1984) 1977 Any Second Now 218
Paul Curry By Any Other Name the initials of a thought of card appear on a joker (Glorpy) 1977 Special Effects 32
George Sands Prime Choice "Two Tricks"
packet of thirteen cards, selection is the last one face-down after counting procedure
inspired by "Lucky 13" (George Sands, 1975) 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1137
Danny Korem & Edward Marlo Korem Variation of Telephone Test based on Marlo's "Telephone Test" from Ibidem #11, four phases inspired by "The 9999 Miracle" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 22
Jack McMillen & Judson S. Brown From Another Deck with two decks, one packet is cut and turned over, value of card on the face is used to count to a card, performer finds the card in second deck or in a pocket 1981 Sleights & Swindles 6
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard's "Crimp" Sequence Challenge card location using crimp (card is selected and lost without magician touching deck) 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 91
Philip T. Goldstein Out of Sorts thought-of card (from 8) found and named with back turned 1984 Thequal 5
Edward Marlo 2nd Effect using silent count (page 170) and stack 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 172
Brother John Hamman Opposite Pockets chosen and thought-of card are named, no-touch, weird thought-of procedure, partial stack varied by "Hot Pockets" (Pit Hartling, 2015) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 75
Philip T. Goldstein Encounter duplicate found in second deck when number is counted down, "Interrupted Gilbreath Principle" 1989 Fifth 2
John Scarne Long Distance card chosen on other side of the room, risky force, position named 1989 Prototype 2
Alex Elmsley Australian Self-Help involving counting, spelling, down-under deal varied by "Trek Trick" (Marty Kane, 1998),
"Kermit the Leap Frog" (Marty Kane, 2010)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 317
Alex Elmsley Buried Treasure II distant keys, performer stops at selection 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 355
Alex Elmsley Weight with small packet, marked key card see also "The Spellbinder" (1985),
"Weight While I Find It" (Edward Marlo & Alex Elmsley, 1991),
"Guaranteed!" (Roberto Giobbi & Alex Elmsley & David Solomon, 2012)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 366
Karl Fulves A Martian Chronicle 1992 Deceptive Practices 75
Michael Close Jazzin - The Trick that Can be Explained finding a named card via improvisation 1996 Workers Number 5 160
Peter Duffie The Short Deck Baffler Challenge location, card freely selected and shuffled, magician finds it 1997 Effortless Card Magic 82
Unknown One-Twenty Six cut-deeper procedure for two selections 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 9
Marty Kane Trek Trick inspired by "Australian Self-Help" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1452
Richard Osterlind Under Test Conditions stack 1999 Dynamic Mysteries 28
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch 2002 Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deck 2002 Impuzzibilities 8
Karl Fulves Mixology spectator memorizes card and its position, gives riffle shuffle, performer names new position, shuffle tracking presentation 2005 Combo II 94
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 6. Plain Moe 2006 Penumbra (Issue 10) 17
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 7. The Red Card Force or Prediction
8. A Red Herring! (Or two!)
card force in which the spectator shuffles, cuts off a pile and remembers the first (or third in No. 8) red card 2006 Penumbra (Issue 10) 17
Karl Fulves No-Touch Card Location spectator cuts near center and remembers card 2007 Word Play 57
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 14. Not So Plain Moe card fairly chosen, spectator deals face down and performer stops him at selection 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 3
Ken Krenzel REMOTACAAN no-touch, card selected instead of named, impromptu 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 221
Ken Krenzel AUTOMACAAN 100% no-touch, card selected instead of named, impromptu, possible over telephone 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 227
Michael Weber New Deal "Two Tricks with Your New Toy", spectator cuts to a card, performer divines and locates it 2009 Memorease 4
Jim Steinmeyer Eleven Roads to Heaven eleven cards, one selected with dealing procedure, located, no-touch 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer The Password Fallacy nine card spelling trick using thought-of word to locate card 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 6
Jim Steinmeyer A Universal Password twelve card spelling trick using thought-of word to locate card 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph Chicagoism packet, spelling, also over phone inspired by "Jasonism" (Eddie Joseph, Sphinx Sept. 1946) 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph Invoking Margery inspired by "India Calling" (Eddie Joseph, Card Bonanza, 1950) 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 22
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph & Alan Stockwell A Study in Scarlet and Black as phone effect inspired by "The Tobba Mystery" (Eddie Joseph, Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951) 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 21
Pit Hartling Hot Pockets The participant freely selects and pockets two cards from the deck. The magician explains that the trick only works when the two selections are the 4♦ and the Q♣. The cards are checked and they are the 4♦ and the Q♣. inspired by "Opposite Pockets" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 127