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Tom Sellers An Easy Spelling Trick re-counting 1931 Sellers' Secrets 10
Louis Lam "Alice in Wonderland" card turns over multiple times, then is spelled out 1935 Would You Believe It? 15
Unknown The New Spell spectator spells behind back, card appears reversed 1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 100
Unknown The Automatic Speller no-touch, procedure heavy 1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 101
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller using short card 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Theodore Annemann From Beyond the Grave spelling to dead name with blank cards 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 115
Dr. Jacob Daley & Larry Grey The "Ad Lib" Spelling two cards spelled to see also "Surprise Spelling" (Bert Allerton, 2000) 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1936") 138
Lawrence Gray Spelling a Card simple 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 43
Lawrence Gray Duplex Comedy Speller indifferent card is spelt, spectator spells his card but succeeds only in second try 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 43
Victor Farelli Farelli's Impromptu Speller (Gray's Speller - Single Card) simple 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 44
Unknown Knock Out Speller simple 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 44
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Ben Erens Superlative Speller estimation to follow position, maneuvering selection to approximately 12 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Unknown You Selected the - estimation 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with 11 letters except for 4 exceptions, card is placed at position 11 by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Impromptu Speller system for spelling every card with thirteen letters 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Peculiarities of the Pasteboards three selections, one spelt to, one appears on top, one reversed 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 48
Jean Hugard The New Spell card is spelt out and appears reversed at correct position 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Mehlon Clayton The Automatic Speller three piles are formed and reassembled to place selection at twelve 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
U. F. Grant Spellino spectator's name is spelt see also "What's In A Name?" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 50
U. F. Grant Spellino Climax performer names a card and spells it, repeated 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
Howard Albright Howard's Simplex Speller 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
Unknown U Spell Your Card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 52
Unknown An Easy Speller 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 52
Unknown Lazybones short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
J. C. Cannel The Spelling Bee three spectators choose four cards each and choose of one of them, short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 66
Unknown The Quartette four cards chosen and spelled out 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
Unknown The Shuffled Speller stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 275
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect see also "Bang!" (Roberto Giobbi, 2016),
varied by "Jinx-Ed" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1952)
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 209
Unknown A Mental Discovery - Second Method by spelling spectator's name 1938 Greater Magic 229
Lawrence Gray Impromptu Method with Ordinary Cards 1938 Greater Magic 309
Martin Gardner Preposterous varied by "Jordan Plus Gardiner" (Theodore Annemann, 1938) 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 268
Martin Gardner Newspell 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1937/38") 272
Martin Gardner The ----- of -- Trick inspired by "Three Piles" (Martin Gardner, 1938) 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1938") 323
Theodore Annemann Jordan Plus Gardiner Gardner inspired by "Preposterous" (Martin Gardner, 1938) 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1938") 326
Unknown Another Spell three cards 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 29
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature three random names are spelled, selection found, automatic placement procedure see also "Combination" (Al Cohn, 1940) 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 450
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location spelling see also "Middle Maze" (Bruce Elliott, 1941) 1940 Expert Card Technique 397
Unknown It Must Be Magic spelling 1940 Expert Card Technique 382
Edward Marlo Marlo's Rosini card glimpsed, no break, deck cut and card spelled to, deck crimp during spectator's peek 1940 Early Marlo (Section "Pasteboard Presto") 10
Kent Arthur Eerie Cards using eight cards, card finally spelled to see also "The NoBo Lie Detector" (Justin Higham & Kevin Baker, 2008) 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 615
Paul Rosini A Futile Lesson in Magic spelling lesson with thirteen cards, see page 650 for missing set-up 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 631
Herb Runge Pick Up 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Stripper Spell 1941 The Stripper Deck 22
The Great Merlini* Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocket 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 758
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Error wrong card is spelled out and finds selection 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 144) 809
Bruce Elliott The Back Room credit information on the speller 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 82
Jean Hugard My Name's Magic selection by spectator spelling his name, revelation by spelling performer's name 1943 Tricks and Sleights 18
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 41
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 58
Harrison Give A Number featuring weird throw switch, mention of Svengali deck method 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 62
Dr. Jacob Daley "Ad Lib" Spelling two cards spelled to 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 62
Martin Gardner Preposterous 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 63
Martin Gardner Newspell 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 65
Theodore Annemann Jordan Plus Gardner 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 66
Edward Marlo Just Another Miracle distant daubed key card 1945 Tricks with Daub 5
Jerry Sorensen That's the Way They're Done four cards are found, one with Martin Gardner's "Lie Detector Test" 1945 My Best 33
Royal Vale Heath One In Millions! interesting 1945 My Best 138
Arthur H. Buckley Charlier Location and Speller Experiment No. 7 - cutting at the same position as a spectator and spelling application 1946 Card Control 157
Frank Csuri A Spelling Change wrong card spelled to, changes into selection 1946 At the Table Tricks 13
Tommy Dowd & Neal Elias & Bert Fenn We Both Spell inspired by "John Doe ... Magician" (Tommy Dowd, 1945) 1946 At the Table Tricks 19
Warren Wiersbe Fantispell card and its position remembered, selection later spelled out 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 20
Herb Runge Face Down several times a card is selected and found, spelling, stopped at and with "next card I turn over, will be your card" gag 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 451
Unknown Gray's Spelling Trick 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 63
Unknown Double Speller 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 163
Unknown Spellbound 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 181
Richard Himber Name Cards strange spelling effect 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 91
Bill Simon Simpl-Speller 1949 Controlled Miracles 7
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature Spelling trick with names 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 62
Oscar Weigle Personification Spell spectator's name to find selection 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 137
Al Leech Wild Deuces deuces lost and found (Last Word on Card, 1952) 1952 / 2004 A Last Look at Leech 21
Al Leech Easy Does It (Last Word on Card, 1952) 1952 / 2004 A Last Look at Leech 26
Edward Marlo Spelling Selected Cards 1953 The Cardician 76
Edward Marlo The Nail Gauge Spell 1953 The Cardician 77
R. M. Jamison Yogi Tells one from four, card is spelled to 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 278) 1113
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling see also "The "Ad Lib" Spelling" (Dr. Jacob Daley & Larry Grey, 1936),
"Quick Spell" (Jim Ryan, 1981),
"Double Speller" (Martin Gardner, 1992),
"Surprise Spelling" (Bert Allerton, 2000)
1958 The Close-Up Magician 30
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Speller 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Edward Marlo C. Spelling out an Unknown Card second deal 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 137
Al Leech Name Speller 1959 Cardmanship 8
Lawrence Gray & Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 2 simple spelling, first to "random" card, then selection 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 7
Edward Marlo Mechanical Estimation Effects as a location or spelling effect 1962 Estimation 10
Edward Marlo 15-K-11 Speller fingertip peeked at card is spelled to, estimation and key card 1962 Estimation 47
Harry Lorayne Simple Spelling Routine in the Afterthoughts 1962 Close-up Card Magic 193
Roger Klause Matched Spellout see also "Down & Under" (Roy Walton, 1967),
"Spellout with a Hitch" (Dai Vernon, 1987)
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 17
Harry Lorayne Spellbinder any selection is spelled to 1967 Deck-Sterity 17
Dai Vernon The Name Is...? four of a kind matching selection shows up see also "Matched Spellout" (Roger Klause, 1967),
"Spellout with a Hitch" (Dai Vernon, 1987)
1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 1
Paul Swinford Faro Spell shuffled deck, but CCCC 1968 Faro Fantasy 59
Ken Krenzel Ken's Immediate Spell card vanishes from top and is spelled to varied by "LJ's Instant Spell" (Larry Jennings, 1997) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 155
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Unknown" Speller three methods, stack and almost no stack, see also page 162 for note by Ackerman 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 58
Jules Lenier Decision randomly selected card helps finding second selection, 16th card principle inspired by "A Double Prediction" (Alex Elmsley, 1991),
see also "Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978)
1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 239
Ken Krenzel Tele-Spell via telephone, see also p. 246 & p. 270 for reference inspired by "Perfect Speller" (Bruce Cervon, 1968) 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 247
John Hamilton Eyes of the Gods two spectators with half the deck each chose a card, spectators deal through deck and performer announces first card, second card spelled to varied by "Additional Hamilton Ideas" (John Hamilton, 1970),
"13 O'Clock" (Karl Fulves, 2005)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 351
Dai Vernon The IBM Card "deck as computer", ten-card packet 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 385
Henry Christ Tally-Ho! spelling using words on card case see also "Bicycle!" (Peter Marshall, 1981),
"The Nickel Knows" (Terry LaGerould, 1982)
1971 Reputation-Makers 115
Karl Fulves Impromptu ESP multiple out spelling location with small packet, for correction of procedure see page 19 of Supplementary Notes see also "Babel" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1971 The Book of Numbers 11
Derek Dingle Applications - 1. of Side-Steal Placement, simple spelling trick 1972 Epilogue (Section "15 (Part 2)") 134
Roy Walton Simple Math pseudo math presentation to spell to selection which also reversed itself 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 517
Brother John Hamman Chinese Miracle location of two cards and their four-of-a-kind via spelling, rest of deck sorted into four-of-a-kind groups, impromptu, see also p. 684 see also "Gwynne's Speller" (Jack Gwynne, 1937),
also published as "The Chinese Miracle" (Brother John Hamman, 1989)
1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 543
Karl Fulves Sum Spell performer and spectator write numbers on each side of a business card, those numbers are later spelled (!) to find a selection 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 571
Frank Garcia Speller Transition one selection, small packet spell, aces turn up 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 110
Ben Christopher* Spello sentence spelled to arrive at selected card, featuring simple placement 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Edward Marlo A Three Packet Estimation multiple card control via estimation, spelling application mentioned 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 238
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning 1974 Card Cavalcade II 171
Jerry Mentzer Cull Speller 1974 Card Cavalcade II 173
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling 1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 5
Karl Fulves Spellblind using Stevens Control, estimation speller 1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 107
Harry Lorayne Tally-Ho Detector spelling using words on card case 1975 Afterthoughts 134
Michael Skinner Francis Carlyle's Ghost varied by "The Winning Formula" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Roy Walton Past Help four cards are found by spelling the names of four famous magician
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 170
Roy Walton The "Thing er me Jig" Trick cards are spelled with words "remember" and "forget" varied by "Remembrance" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 2
Roger Smith Stop - A Mental Spell spectator thinks stop during spelling 1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 1
Edward Marlo The Direct Spell spelling cards from a shuffled deck 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 47
Edward Marlo Mental Power #2 card and position are thought of but named 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 56
Edward Marlo Shuffles and Spells spelling cards from a shuffled deck, various approaches 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 48
Edward Marlo "Sophisticated Spellino" spelling specific cards from a shuffled deck 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 50
Edward Marlo Under a Spell spelling cards from a shuffled deck with think a card kicker 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 43
Jon Racherbaumer Double Speller 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 114
Eddie Fields Cool Spell Spectator spells the name of any woman they know, selected card is found at the end of spelling varied by "Card at Date" (John Cottle, 2016) 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 12
Nick Trost What's in a Name? Spell spectator's name to locate card also published as "What's In A Name?" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 7
Larry Jennings Tally-Ho Spell for Tally-Ho cards 1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 26
Unknown Cull Speller 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 58
Ken Krenzel The Block-Cover Pass Immediate Spell 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 218
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Spell mechanical second 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 117
Unknown Speller Trick direct 1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 90
Harry Lorayne One-Hand Second-Deal Speller used as spelling effect 1979 Quantum Leaps 218
Michael Skinner The Miracle Speller 1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 11
Romaine & Tony Kardyro Double Kicker card is found reversed at spelling position via push-through failure 1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 27
Roger Crosthwaite Skating On Ice invisible dice presentation, based on an idea by Jon Racherbaumer in "Sticks and Stones, a leaflet for the left hand." No. 7 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 926
Derek Dingle Applications 1. of Side Steal Placement 1981 Side Steal 38
David Solomon Swindle Speller ace of spades is spelled to and locates thought-of card (thought of at mental number) 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 69
Jim Ryan Quick Spell see also "Surprise Spelling" (Bert Allerton, 1958) 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Entertaining Card Quickies 5
Allan Slaight Fourth Down spelling to "THE KING OF HEARTS" into 4 packets, a king on each pile except one which has an indicator card to find last king, credit information, see also following "Fourth of Habit" 1981 Octet 32
Derek Dingle Any Card Speller featuring Side Steal Placement 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 104
Terry LaGerould The Nickel Knows spelling using words on coin leads to all 5s, using a coin inspired by "Tally-Ho!" (Henry Christ, 1971) 1982 Best of Friends 334
Jon Racherbaumer Reflex Spell selection by cutting off a number of cards and remembering card at that position, automatic placement 1982 Best of Friends 356
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement, impossible is spelled 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 5
Edward Marlo False Count Spell two unknown Cards are spelled to 1983 Marlo without Tears 60
Tom Mullica Under my Spell spelling to four selections 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 71
Edward Marlo Infallible Estimation Spell fingertip peek and cut, selection spelled to 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 236
Edward Marlo Taking a Chance spelled to any named card, percentage effect 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 242
Brother John Hamman The Phoenix Four four selections vanish, are named and reappear face up via spelling varied by "Phoenix Four" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 16
Edward Marlo Mental Spelling Effect selected card not known by performer is spelled out 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 232
Stephen Tucker The Incomplete Deck behind his back, aspectator puts a card reversed in the middle of the deck, this card is spelled and the selection is found 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1221
Andrew Galloway Vernon's Indicator card is reversed in the deck, an other card is selected and found with the aid of the first one, based on Dai Vernon's "Infallible Indicator" from "Hugard's Magic Monthly 7/1946" 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1258
Sid Lorraine Old Spell - New Twist "This is your card" is spelled to find selection, these words are also found printed on card, duplicate 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 34
Frederick Braue Item spelling almost any card with eleven letters 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Unknown Spell it Out 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 22
Unknown Routine routine outline:
- Surprise Spell
- Card turns over
- Ambitious
- Rub a Dub Dub
see also "Surprise Spelling" (Bert Allerton, 1958),
"Double Speller" (Martin Gardner, 1992)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 18
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 44
Larry Jennings "Can't Be Done" "IMPOSSIBLE" 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1155
Philip T. Goldstein Universal Speller card chosen by spelling any word 1986 Amperthand 5
Dai Vernon Spellout with a Hitch four-of-a-kind kicker see also "Matched Spellout" (Roger Klause, 1967),
"The Name Is...?" (Dai Vernon, 1967)
1987 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 160
Karl Fulves Square Out lost card is spelled to, "Riffle Shuffle Control" see also "Outjogged Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1987 Covenant 18
Edward Marlo & U. F. Grant Grant's Lost Card Trick spelling principle to divine any thought of card 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 299
Jerry Sadowitz Jack Hodes peeked at card is more or less spelled to 1989 Cards on the Table 8
Brother John Hamman Phoenix Four four selections vanish, are named and reappear face up via spelling see also "The Phoenix Four" (Brother John Hamman, 1984) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 202
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That #1: 2 card location with spelling
#2: 2 card location with down-under deal
inspired by "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James),
see also "Easy As ABC" (The Magic Book, 1977)
1989 Prototype 37
Ken Krenzel A Spelling Trick card visibly vanishes from top and reappears at spelling position 1990 Close-up Impact! 184
Edward Marlo No Adjustment Spell with unknown card 1990 That's It 19
Alex Elmsley The Clock Runs Down automatic placement 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 376
Edward Marlo The Olram Poke three methods inspired by Ginsburg Poke
- First Method
- Second Method
- Third Method - "Estimation Poke" (spelling)
inspired by "Ginsburg Poke" (Dai Vernon, 1959) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 9) 5
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected card. see also "The Trapdoor Issue #40" (Steve Beam, 2011),
"The Second World's Greatest Magician" (Steve Beam, 2015)
1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 40) 733
Karl Fulves Legal Tender card found by spelling words on dollar bill 1992 Deceptive Practices 65
William P. Miesel Right Here Is Your Card revelation of a selected card by spelling Your Card Is Right Here and forming na arrow with the packets inspired by "Cards And A Number..." (Karl Fulves, 1971),
varied by "The Illegitimate Location" (Harry Levine, 1998)
1992 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 43) 772
Frederick Braue Discoveries - The Speller chapter intro 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 21
Paul Rosini The Quick Spell 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 21
Martin Gardner Double Speller "Surprise Spelling", credited to Gardner see also "Surprise Spelling" (Bert Allerton, 1958),
"Routine" (1985)
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 22
Verall Wass Spelling Calculation spelling system, from 1953 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 24
Alex Elmsley Spell by the Numbers automatic placement 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 349
T. Nelson Downs Center Deal Speller three peeked at cards are immediately spelled to 1994 More Greater Magic 1081
Paul Rosini Paul Rosini's Spelling Trick free selection is spelled to 1994 More Greater Magic 1203
John Northern Hilliard & Paul Rosini The John Northern Hilliard Routine for this Trick free selection is spelled to 1994 More Greater Magic 1204
Ben Erens Ben Eren's Spelling Trick 1994 More Greater Magic 1226
Sid Lorraine A Percentage Trick 1994 More Greater Magic 1227
Howard Albright Card Spelling Trick 1994 More Greater Magic 1227
Richard Vollmer Mystical Countdown Follow-Up 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 2) 2468
Tom Daugherty Cardreation packet thing 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 6) 2511
Peter Duffie A Great Deal of Thought overhand shuffle placement 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 110
R. Paul Wilson Hailstones (CD) 1995 The Little Black Book 9
Martin Gardner The Pyramid Spell using some pyramid layout on the table, two versions 1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 198
Paul Harris Backlash card signed on both sides, spelled to, put in pocket, travels back, one signature changes into performer's name varied by "Memento" (Benjamin Earl, 2016) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "New Stuff") 29
Karl Fulves Well Spelt impromptu speller, performer cuts off a packet and spells a card, it's the last card 1996 Blocking Off 98
Karl Fulves Spell Re-Tell two cards spelled to from shuffled deck 1996 Blocking Off 99
Alan H. Jackson Mathematically Improved 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 11) 2866
Larry Jennings LJ's Instant Spell with reversal inspired by "Ken's Immediate Spell" (Ken Krenzel, 1969) 1997 Jennings '67 153
Richard Vollmer Spell All spelling all values and thus arriving at selection 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2805
Nick Trost What's In A Name? Spell spectator's name to locate card (credit info for plot origin) see also "Spellino" (U. F. Grant, 1937),
also published as "What's in a Name?" (Nick Trost, 1976)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 153
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
Peter Duffie Settling the Score Long spelling trick, impromptu and hands off 1997 Effortless Card Magic 121
Frederick Braue & John Northern Hilliard The Triple Mystery three cards selected, first at named number up to ten, stop trick with second, last card spelled out inspired by "The Triple Mystery" (John Northern Hilliard, Magical Bulletin, June 1924),
see also "Stop Card Trick" (John Northern Hilliard, 1985),
"One to Ten" (Frederick Braue, 1992)
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 11
Marty Kane Spelling Foretelling card spelled, suit packet
- Packet Mode - Face Up
- Dealing Mode
- Mixed Modular Version
- The Pause that Refreshes
- Telephone Version
1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1321
Marty Kane Part Two - Using 5 Target Cards clock layout
- Black Modular Mode
- Red Modular Mode
- Compass-Direction Version
1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1324
Jerry Sadowitz Spell of the Joker "joker" is spelled 4 times, an ace appears every time, impromptu, riffle cull 1997 / 98 Thanks To Zarrow 24
Joshua Jay Combined Interests combining prediction, spelling, card to pocket, transformation, ace production 1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 150
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Immediate Spell with the Versatile Spread Control 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1374
Harry Levine The Illegitimate Location with lots of flourish cuts, spelling this is not your card but this is inspired by "Right Here Is Your Card" (William P. Miesel, 1992) 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 69) 1437
Toby Wessel Wessel's Aces shuffled deck, four aces are found through various procedures, stop, pop out, transformation and spelling of spectator's name 1999 Impressing Jodie Foster 8
Eugene Burger Easy Spelling 2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 183
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling two cards spelled to, second card shows up reversed see also "The "Ad Lib" Spelling" (Dr. Jacob Daley & Larry Grey, 1936),
"Surprise Spelling" (Bert Allerton, 1958)
2000 Card College - Volume 4 1040
Simon Aronson Spell It Out Spelling random card to find actual selection 2001 Try the Impossible 136
Simon Aronson Dizzy Spell Impromptu version of Breathing Spell 2001 Try the Impossible 167
Simon Aronson Queens and Kings Another variation of Breathing Spell 2001 Try the Impossible 169
Karl Fulves Spellathon 3x4 card layout on table, card selected via instructions and spelled to in rest of deck to find selected card 2001 Hex Squared 73
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
Jim Steinmeyer The King Mystery spelling values to arrive at King, Kruskal 2002 Impuzzibilities 14
Al Baker Spelling Trick key card, kind of flash speller 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 737
Gary Plants Never Fails card found by spelling to famous magicians, sucker element, locator card varied by "Fever Nails" (Jason England, 2009) 2004 Lecture Notes - The Second Super Session 30
Jim Steinmeyer The King's Coronation spelling thing with 4-King packet, clubs is forced, no-touch 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 1
Alex Elmsley Spell it automatic placement 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 39
Dai Vernon Ultimate Spell Out building stack in front of spectator 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 42
Robin Robertson That Darn Four of Clubs! ace spelling effect with kicker 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 179
Max Maven* Spelleroyale royal flush is spelled to 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 308
Paul Gordon (Gr)eight! automatic placement 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 362
Ken Krenzel Bob's Your Uncle spelling dressing for stop trick/card at any number 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 137
Tyler Wilson Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia selection is spelled to, four aces found 2010 Reinventing the Real 59
Ramón Riobóo The Tattletale Card unusual procedure for clock trick 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 242
Roberto Giobbi Ambitious V spelling sequence 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Aug 8") 237
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 Enigmatic Tarot upside-down mixing procedure with packet, no-touch 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 29
Gary Plants Push Thru Spellure locator card, originally from Precursor 2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 29
Joe Riding It Takes a Year all cards are dealt by spelling words, last card is selection 2011 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Section "Addendum") xxix
Jim Steinmeyer Eight Cards Espial no-touch selection with Ace-8 of Clubs packet, selection named in the end 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Seven Cards Examined no-touch selection with Ace-7 of Hearts packet, selection named in the end 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 3
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph Chicagoism packet, spelling, also over phone inspired by "Jasonism" (Eddie Joseph, Sphinx Sept. 1946) 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 5
Ricky Smith Card at any Vowel "card to top" presentation 2015 Nothing as it Seems 12
Max Maven* Heliocentrick A card is selected and returned to the deck. Starting with a packet of cards, the magician spells a planet chosen by a spectator. The selection is found at the conclusion of the spelling. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 154
Lewis Jones Box Number The magician uses the spectator's name and some cards determined by her name to arrive at a card the magician earlier predicted. see also "Fabrication" (Steve Beam, 2015) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 77
Steve Beam The Second World's Greatest Magician Humorous revelation of a selected card. inspired by "The World's Greatest Magician" (Steve Beam, 1991) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 148
Steve Beam & Doug Canning Bottoms Up Two cards revealed through spelling them. see also Bottom to Top Principle (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic, 2013) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 163
Steve Beam Selected Card at Any Number Card at any number effect where the spectator spells the number. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 165
Steve Beam In the Bluff Spelling to random cards locates the selected card. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 167
Marty Kane Jury Conjury The magician uses the court cards as a jury to identify a foreperson (four of a selected suit) for the jury inspired by "Australian Self-Help" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 180
Marty Kane Magic Word Play Spelling her choice of magic spells from a list of spells, the spectator locates their selection. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 185
Alex Hansford A Childish Spelling Trick two selections lost and shuffled in the deck, spelled to cleanly, with demonstration spell & faro placement 2016 Sprezzatura 48
Jay Ose Original Note spelling a name instead of asking for a number see also "Favorite Lady Friend" (Roberto Giobbi, 2016) 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Jan 16") 20
Roberto Giobbi Favorite Lady Friend same idea as in Jay Ose note see also "Original Note" (Jay Ose, 2016) 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "June 24") 182
Gene Castillon Impromptu Casino Shuffle 13-card packet, three cards found inspired by "Low Down Triple Dealing Principle" (Colm Mulcahy) 2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 42