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Charles T. Jordan The Incomprehendo Speller set-up and one-way deck 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 36
Unknown A Baffling Spell card put on table is used to spell to second selection 1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 29
Tom Sellers The Cute Speller using packet with cards that spell with same number of letters 1934 Card Tricks That Work 20
George C. Hanneman A Different Card Spelling selection made, when suit and values are spelled, cards with same suit and value show up 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 15) 75
Audley Walsh The Card Phenomenon banks, automatic placement, see page 172 for improvement by Charles Larsen 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 130
Charles T. Jordan Wizard Spelling Master two banks that spell with 9 resp. 12 card each 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 47
Unknown The Double Speller two selections, out of hand selection procedure 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 58
Tom Sellers The Whispering Speller cards in small packet are spelt apparently at random 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 59
Frank Squires & Lloyd E. Jones Frank Squires' Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up varied by "Frank Squires Speller" (Frederick Braue, 1985) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
Jack Gwynne Gwynne's Speller every value is spelled out from full deck, stack see also "Chinese Miracle" (Brother John Hamman, 1972) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
Theodore Annemann Spell It Yourself two decks, progressive set-up, out of hand selection procedure 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 62
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo Speller set-up and one-way deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 63
Unknown Perfect Spelling Trick deck with four duplicate sets of thirteen different cards 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown Card Spelling Deluxe very fair, deck with 4 duplicate sets of 12 different cards 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown The Master Card Speller using a slick card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 98
Unknown Alice in Wonderland card turns over and is spelled to, double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 117
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo stacked, one-way backs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 165
Unknown A Spelling Trick short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Louis Nikola Spelling Bee trick with Nikola memorized deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola Spelling spelling out some cards with the Nikola memorized deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 177
Val Evans & Franz Christensen An Invitation to Lunch...with Beer picture cards are spelled out with story, always beer shows up, handling of Christensen's "Spell Hound" (Nov. 1936 Genii) 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 238
Henry Christ The New Spell Me twelve card set-up or four sets of douplicates inspired by "Spell Me!" (Henry Christ, 1937),
see also "Spell Detector" (Henry Christ, 1988)
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 249
Robert Parrish The Version used by Robert Parrish as previous routine but setting a selection in spelling position 1937 You'd be Surprised 41
T. Nelson Downs "The T. Nelson Downs Speller" three cards, stacked in three banks 1938 Greater Magic 311
Theodore Annemann Spell it Yourself duplicates 1938 Greater Magic 313
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
a. The Fairy Tale
b. Matching Cards
c. Automatic Spelling
d. Super-Spelling
1938 Greater Magic 320
Unknown The "Perfect" Spelling Trick four banks of duplicates with thirteen cards 1938 Greater Magic 323
John Northern Hilliard A Suggested Routine of Spelling Tricks routine suggestion of tricks described in spelling chapter 1938 Greater Magic 323
Louis Lam Square Magic square with words is cut, various words spelled to find selection 1939 Be Deceived 25
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Winter Extra 1938/39") 371
Unknown Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards" 1940 Expert Card Technique 347
Unknown Card on Parade selection is spelled as final of thirteen cards 1940 Expert Card Technique 349
Jack Vosburgh Automaton Spell using one-way backs 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 130) 748
Theodore Annemann Trance Card Al Koran type deck for spelling routine 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 885
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue A Fantastic Spell spectator spells out blank card, nude card and other funny cards 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 9
Walter B. Gibson Super-Duper Speller clarification on page 90 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 79
Bruce Elliott The Back Room credit information on the speller 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 82
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Silent Speller ten 12-letter card set-up 1943 Tricks and Sleights 15
Roger Barkann Magician's Nightmare selections is spelled out, with Duolette 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 119
Franklin V. Taylor Headline Speller silent spelling 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 155
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
Jerry Sorensen Speller Idea full stack 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 66) 271
Roger Barkann One Plus One Equals Three see also "Follow the Leaders" (Roger Barkann, 1946) 1945 My Best 122
Tommy Dowd John Doe ... Magician speller, miscalling selected card, for magicians varied by "We Both Spell" (Tommy Dowd & Neal Elias & Bert Fenn, 1946),
also published as "John Doe - Magician" (Tommy Dowd, 1956)
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 90) 366
Unknown Yogi Spelling Test four groups of six arranged cards 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 186
Unknown The Eighteen-Cards Spelling Trick 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 188
Unknown The Triple Spelling Trick with the corner-short 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 191
Ronald B. Edwards Spellcast spelling to named card 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 181) 724
Cardini Cardini's Mind Reading Card Trick Uses six duplicates 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 33
Theodore Annemann Improvement 8,000 1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 14
Tommy Dowd John Doe - Magician speller, miscalling selected card, spectator plays magician see also "We Both Spell" (Tommy Dowd & Neal Elias & Bert Fenn, 1946),
also published as "John Doe ... Magician" (Tommy Dowd, 1945)
1956 The Best in Magic 108
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Full Deck Speller spelling all cards in the deck 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Revolving Poker with spelling 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 9
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card varied by "Shuffled Speller" (Philip T. Goldstein & Patrick Page, 1984) 1959 Card Tricks 316
Tony Shiels Seven Sinners spelling James Bond enemies on cards, then psychometry 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 36
Al Leech Spell and Count simplified handling (Clue trick originally from Sept. 1966 MUM) inspired by "A Trick Without a Clue" (Rolland Hamblen, 1937) 1966 / 2004 A Last Look at Leech 28
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
Roy Walton The Wacky Card Trick with five poker dice 1969 The Devil's Playthings 24
Paul Swinford Son of Faro Spell CCCC 1971 More Faro Fantasy 58
Carl Sten Stenquist's Mexican Money Gimmick 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 60
Earl Keyser 22-Card Faro Spelling Trick 1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 151
Karl Fulves Computer cards spelled out, the deck is always wrong, color-changing back kicker inspired by "Master Deck" (Frank Thompson),
"Infernal Machine" (Robert E. Neale, 1970)
1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 570
Unknown Jack the Bartender's Deal Card spelled to (Two Spades). Two of Spades found, then the TWO pile are all twos, SPADE pile is Royal Flush in Spades. (First shown to Eddie by unknown bartender) see also "Merely a Coincidence" (Alton Sharpe, 1968) 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 18
Nick Trost Compute-a-thot Three spot in inserted into packet, selection is found by spelling or counting or next to Three 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 33
Gene Castillon Noah's Mix Up! spelling trick with card packet with pictures of animals, see also page 59 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 49
Derek Dingle Colour Changing Any Card Speller peeked card is spelled to - different back 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 104
Charles Hudson Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions inspired by "Bicycle!" (Peter Marshall, 1981) 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 598
Phillip Young Gas spelling trick, ABC cards among deck form the word Rolaids 1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 23
Father Cyprian Shock Spell spelling to any picture card in packet, then matching cards are produced inspired by "Spelling Any Card Called For" (Charles T. Jordan, 1937) 1983 After Jordan 12
Allan Slaight "1984" Card Trick story trick with spelling and selection 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 280
Stewart James Doublethink spelling trick with story line, works with Si Stebbins 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 282
Roy Walton & Charles Hudson Triple Alliance based on Hudson's “Spelled Prophecy: 2“ 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1256
Philip T. Goldstein & Patrick Page Shuffled Speller cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card, ungaffed approach for Patrick Page's "Beyond the Veil" inspired by "Beyond the Veil" (Patrick Page, 1959) 1984 Thequal 7
Gerald Deutsch Colorful Spell card is spelled to, reversed itself, color changing backs kicker 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 110
Frederick Braue Frank Squires Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up inspired by "Frank Squires' Speller" (Frank Squires & Lloyd E. Jones, 1937) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 20
Tom Bowyer Svengali Routine selection made, card divined, then it turns over, then appears at named number and at randomly spelled card, spectator stabs next to it 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 28
Henry Christ Spell Detector small setup see also "The New Spell Me" (Henry Christ, 1937),
"Spell Me!" (Henry Christ, 1937)
1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 235
Richard Vollmer Spell to setup?? 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 3) 1759
Richard Vollmer Spell to, two setup?? 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 3) 1759
Richard Vollmer Tell-Tale Deck card selected, features of it (color, suit) are spelled to, setup?? 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 12) 1870
Doug Canning Midnight Speller challenge, setup?? 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 10) 2127
Karl Fulves A Martian Chronicle 1992 Deceptive Practices 75
Doug Edwards Spell Motivator Royal Flush Finale 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 5) 2361
Alex Elmsley Paraspell two cards, faro-version of Stewart James' "Evolution of a Dream" 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 353
Philip T. Goldstein Twice in Half two cards removed from half deck and spelled down, card there predicted see also "Half in Twice" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1994) 1994 Thabbatical 15
Philip T. Goldstein Half in Twice full-deck version inspired by "Twice in Half" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1994) 1994 Thabbatical 18
Philip T. Goldstein Van John triggered by Tom Seller's "The Name Speller" (Immediate Magic) 1994 Thabbatical 99
Joe Rindfleisch & Jed B. Smith The Joe Blow School of Magic comedy presentation 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 11) 2713
Jerry K. Hartman Feinting Spell 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2743
Nick Trost This Is Your Card - With a Punch Spelling location with five cards, produce four Aces inspired by "This Is Your Card" (George Coon, Rufus Steele's 50 Tricks, 1946) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 154
Peter Duffie The Card of the Oracle Spelling to two cards 1997 Effortless Card Magic 116
Peter Duffie Spell-Raiser Card reversed in deck, spell the card to find selected card 1997 Effortless Card Magic 123
Allan Slaight & Steve Beam Stebbin Up -spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection inspired by Allan Slaight's "Sly Stebbins" in "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume 2" 1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1332
Joshua Jay Combined Interests Magicians performs a medley of his favourite tricks all in one trick (spell to selection, prediction, card to pocket (fail), four Ace production) 1999 Magic Atlas 70
Unknown Spelling Stunner spectator cuts and spells his first name to selected card 2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 146
Simon Aronson Queenspell Spell the red Queens' names to find two selections varied by "Face Up Queenspell" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Alternative Spellings" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
2001 Try the Impossible 12
Simon Aronson Alternative Spellings Alternative spellings for Queenspell inspired by "Queenspell" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 16
Simon Aronson Face Up Queenspell Variation on Queenspell with Queens reversed inspired by "Queenspell" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 17
Simon Aronson Breathing Spell Spelling four other cards to find two selections 2001 Try the Impossible 161
Simon Aronson Aces Awry (Producing the Aces) Tries to spell suit of selection, but wrong 3 times - finally gets the value (Ace), and produces all four Aces varied by "Other Ace Productions" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Revelations "Along the Way"" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Reverse Dealing" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"The Double Push Off" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
2001 Try the Impossible 198
Simon Aronson Four on a Match (Producing the Fours) Finds selection (a Four) through spelling, then finds all Fours see also "The Indicator" (Harry Lorayne, 1967),
varied by "Four More" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
2001 Try the Impossible 209
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 6 (Producing the Sixes) Find selection by spelling, produce all the Sixes as a climax 2001 Try the Impossible 217
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 9 (Producing the Nines) Find selection by spelling, produce all the Sixes as a climax varied by "Direct to the Nines" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Mirror Nines" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
2001 Try the Impossible 220
Simon Aronson Mirror Nines Variation of Mine Reading Deck Part 9, with reverse Aronson stack inspired by "The Mind Reading Deck, Part 9 (Producing the Nines)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 221
Simon Aronson Direct to the Nines Extra idea to find Nines in fast way inspired by "The Mind Reading Deck, Part 9 (Producing the Nines)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 222
Simon Aronson Two by Four (Producing the Twos) Spell to three Twos, final Two produced with flourish varied by "Spelling All Four Twos" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 226
Simon Aronson Spelling All Four Twos inspired by "Two by Four (Producing the Twos)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 229
Joshua Jay Joshing With The Threes Finds selection by spelling, then produces all the Threes as climax 2001 Try the Impossible 236
Simon Aronson Take Two Double spelling effect 2001 Try the Impossible 254
Simon Aronson 52 Pickup Full deck spelling sequence 2001 Try the Impossible 263
Simon Aronson Sequence Spell Deck Switch 2001 Try the Impossible 263
Simon Aronson Threespell (using the UnDo Influence Control) Queenspell with Threes in Aronson inspired by "Queenspell" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 257
Ken Krenzel Spell of the Spectator no-touch, memorized deck, spectator spells down and finds named card 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 195
Paul Martin Recycling Si spelling principle in Si Stebbins 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 169
Michael Weber Under My Spell small packet inspired by "Fruitrick" (Phil Goldstein) 2011 Knew & Improved 6
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
Steve Beam Fabrication The magician uses the spectator's name and some cards determined by her name to arrive at a card the magician earlier (and openly) predicted. see also "Box Number" (Lewis Jones, 2015) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 78
Steve Beam Pat Hand The magician uses the spectator's name and some cards determined by his name to arrive at a royal flush. see also "MatsuNOma Principle" (2015) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 81
Steve Beam Dropping the Bluff Random cards are spelled, arriving at the selected card. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 170
So Sato The Professor Still Fools Us card "named" by spectator, Dai Vernon's named used to spell to it 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 76