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Theodore Annemann A New Thought Card Spelling Effect 1931 The Book Without A Name 14
Unknown Mental Spelling progressive spelling set-up 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 17
Theodore Annemann Magic vs. Mindreading two decks, spectator puts one in pocket, from the other he selects a card mentally, card is spelled in both decks and the last card is the thought of 1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 5
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1935/36") 83
Unknown Thought Spelling progressive set-up, three spectators 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 53
Unknown Quadruple Spelling progressive set-up, 4 spectators 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 54
Theodore Annemann Another Thought Spelling progressive set-up 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 54
Jimmy Kater Improved Spelling Trick progressive set-up 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 55
Unknown Think It - Spell It progressive set-up with eight cards 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 55
Theodore Annemann Think of a Card one of 18, card spelled out, short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
Henry Christ Spell Me! thought-of card, progressive set-up see also "Spell Detector" (Henry Christ, 1988),
varied by "The New Spell Me" (Henry Christ, 1937)
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 195
Commander Slayton Spelling a Card merely Thought Of: Commander Slayton's Method varied by "Detail of Yank Hoe Trick of Card in Watch Case" (Yank Hoe, 1994) 1938 Greater Magic 315
John Northern Hilliard J.N. Hilliard's Method thought-of speller, 10 card set up 1938 Greater Magic 317
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
Theodore Annemann Magic versus Mentalism thought of card is spelled to from 2 decks, progressive spelling set-up 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 363
Alphonso Much Thought three thought-of cards found by spelling, two decks, progressive spelling set-up 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Winter Extra 1938/39") 367
Frederick Mosteller Bravo! five decks, multiple phase mental speller, suits spelled and values counted (count-spell), see Back Room reference for corrections see also "The Back Room" (Bruce Elliott, 1943),
varied by "Encore!" (Frederick Mosteller, 1944)
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 49) 200
Frederick Mosteller Encore! spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, count-spell inspired by "Bravo!" (Frederick Mosteller, 1943),
varied by "Bravo Encore Reprise" (Frederick Braue, 1944),
"Helensburg Speller" (Roy Walton, 1968),
"another encore" (Alex Elmsley & Frederick Mosteller, 1976),
also published as "Encore" (Frederick Mosteller & Frederick Braue & Orville Wayne Meyer, 1945)
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 58) 236
Frederick Mosteller & Frederick Braue & Orville Wayne Meyer Encore Spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, 3 versions, count-spell see also "Encore!" (Frederick Mosteller, 1944) 1945 My Best 103
Unknown Thought Stealer progressive set up 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 23
Vern Schoneck Spellbound two variations of a speller, spectator thinks of a card in the deck, performer puts cards on by one on spectator's hand, who spells his card in his mind, the last letter is his card 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 142) 570
Ronald B. Edwards X-Spell-I-Mental mental speller 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 161) 648
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist thought-of card is spelled to 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 276) 1103
Dai Vernon Mental Spell progressive set-up 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 177
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele-Mental one to four spectators get cards, think of one, mental speller 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 8
Edward Marlo Mental Spell is this Paul Rosini's? Fingertip peeked at card is spelled to, progressive spelling set-up 1962 Estimation 49
Dai Vernon Mental Spell one of ten, multiple out, setup?? 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 41
Paul Swinford Duo-Spell two thought-of cards, 16 card set-up 1968 Faro Fantasy 30
Edward Marlo Speller Presentation thought-of spelling with progressive set-up and optional prediction (billet index) 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 86
Paul Swinford Duo Spell two mentally chosen cards spelled out, see p. 206 for references see also suggestion by Roy Walton on p. 230,
"Transpoker III" (Karl Fulves, 1986)
1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of 24 duplicates (page 182) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 179
Roy Walton The Helensburgh Speller 1969 The Devil's Playthings 56
Joseph K. Schmidt JKSpell packet, progressive spelling set-up, see also p. 864 for credit information inspired by "Magic Spell" (Dai Vernon, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946, p. 259) 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 861
Roger Smith Think-Spell - And the Great Invisible Pass thought-of card spelled to, then put in center and comes back to top, progressive set-up 1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 5
Alex Elmsley & Frederick Mosteller another encore red & black card thought of, they are spelled to after some shuffling (see Legendary Kabbala for Elmsley credit) inspired by "Encore!" (Frederick Mosteller, 1944),
see also "Miracle Mental Spell" (Derek Dingle, 1982)
1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 153
Allan Slaight Slaight's Sequel mental speller 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1116
Ken De Courcy Mental Choice 1980 Super Spell 7
Jeff Altman Short and Sweet progressive set-up 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 532
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principle see also "another encore" (Alex Elmsley & Frederick Mosteller, 1976) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 169
Edward Marlo Mental Spell spelled to thought-of card card 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 242
Stewart James Doublethink spelling trick with story line, works with Si Stebbins 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 282
Frederick Braue Mental Telepathy Stack four spectators think of a card from a group, they're spelled out, progressive spellers (1935) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Unknown Thought Card Detection (1938) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 19
Frederick Braue 2) Mental Speller 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 13
Edward Marlo A Spelling Miracle spectator spells to freely thought of card 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 301
Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Spelling progressive set up 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 xvii
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selection inspired by "Shock Treatment" (John Bannon, 1990) 1992 Don't Blink 37
Frederick Braue The Card You Took eight cards, progressive spelling, using Braue Memorized Deck 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 3
Frederick Braue The Thought Stealer one of six cards, progressive spelling, using Braue Memorized Deck 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Frederick Braue & Dai Vernon Vernon Plus Braue thought-of cards from eight-card packet found via a spelling and down-under procedure see also "Vernon Plus Braue" (Frederick Braue & Dai Vernon, 1997) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Edward Marlo Predicted Mental Spell spelling effect with predictions on billets 1993 The Olram File (Issue 16) 3
Tom Daugherty Under your Spell one card is thought of 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2326
Jean Hugard & Roberto Giobbi & Arthur Finley Thought Stealer Spectator spells name of his thought of card - and finds it! 1994 Card College - Volume 1 49
Paul Rosini Paul Rosini's Spelling Trick with a Mentally Chosen Card progressive set-up 1994 More Greater Magic 1205
John Northern Hilliard Hilliard's Spelling Trick with a Mentally Chosen Card progressive set-up 1994 More Greater Magic 1205
Al Saal Addition to Commander Slayton's Spelling Trick see also "Spelling a Card merely Thought Of: Commander Slayton's Method" (Commander Slayton, 1938) 1994 More Greater Magic 1225
Peter Duffie Spell Or Deal, It's Up to You! Spectator thinks of any card in packet, magician divines it, then choose to either down/under deal to it or spell to it. 1997 Effortless Card Magic 118
Marty Kane Part Three - Using 6 Target Cards - The Spell of Royalty
- Variation #1
- Variation #2
- Pellmell Spell
- Variation #1
- Variation #2
- Variation #3
- Spelling and Think-King
- Variation #1
- Variation #2
- Parallel Spell
- Variation
- Clientele Under Your Spell
- Variation
- Monthly Spells
- Variation
- Blanking Out Spells
- Variation for Two Spectators
- Variation for Three Spectators
see also "Under your Spell" (Tom Daugherty, 1994),
"The Diary of Delusion" (Peter Duffie, 1997)
1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1325
Simon Aronson Worker Bees Spelling trick to three selections (two chosen and one thought of) using UnDo Influence see also "Paramteters of the Worker Bee Stack" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
varied by "Additional Mindreading Climax" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
2001 Try the Impossible 37
Al Baker To Spell Mentally Chosen Card stacked deck 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 738
Woody Aragon The Cheerleader thought of card from a pile of cards is spelled to 2011 A Book in English 107
Doug Conn Impossible Speller Mentally selected card revealed by spelled to it. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 21
Max Maven* Composite Speller Deck is cut and half given to each of two spectators. Each thinks of a card in their half. The value of one card is combined with the suit of the other. The deck is reassembled and the composite card spelled. It turns up at the final letter. see also "Joint Banking" (Doug Canning, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 6, 2006),
"Premonition in Reverse" (Tony Griffith, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 6, 2006)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 155