Diminishing Cards
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Unknown The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions 1889 Tricks with Cards 148
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve, and the Diminishing and Increasing Cards "dexterous card-palming supple­mented by unflinching audacity", diminishing cards as fake explanation 1890 More Magic 57
Unknown Mechanical Diminishing Cards described in addition to sleight-of-hand method 1890 More Magic 64
Unknown Verkleinerungskarte single card shrinks and vanishes see also "The Diminishing Card" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 139
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel three methods, second one by Conradi 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 153
Unknown The Diminishing Card gaffed see also "Verkleinerungskarte" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 225
Unknown The Diminishing Cards gaffed, four methods 1897 New Era Card Tricks 270
Charles Bertram The Diminishing Cards gaffed set 1902 The Modern Conjurer 92
Unknown The Expanding and Diminishing Cards in several stages, vanish finale 1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 118
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans 1938 Greater Magic 12
Audley Walsh The Assorted Cards elaborate diminishing cards routine 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 90) 563
Unknown The Diminishing Cards - Sleight of Hand Method 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 48
Charlie Miller The Diminishing Cards - Mechanical Method 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 52
Paul LePaul Diminishing Card Finesse with deck vanish finale 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 51
Billy McComb Assorted Gaglets of the William Brand gags with, thimbles, a mouse trap, a spring snake, with ropes, hair, light bulbs, coffee beans, diminishing cards, cracking a spectator's arm, dead rat 1947 The First Book of William 37
Unknown Enlarging and Diminishing Cards classic fan technique see also "The Shrink" (Steve Beam, 1984) 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 276
Edward G. Brown The Diminishing Cards 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 99
Steve Beam The Shrink humorous patter for diminishing cards inspired by "Enlarging and Diminishing Cards" (1948),
see also "The Shrink II" (Steve Beam & Phillip Young, 1986)
1984 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 63
Edward Victor Diminishing Card Trick with confetti finale 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Steve Beam & Phillip Young The Shrink II patter and routine, gaffed see also "The Shrink" (Steve Beam, 1984) 1986 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 253
Tommy Wonder The Snail's Progress static fan gets smaller visually and disappears 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 154
Dondrake Handling BlackArt Cards - Vanishing Card
- Vanishing Jumbo Card
- Diminishing Card
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 9
Al Baker Diminishing Cards elaborate gaffs 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Instructions") 551