Four-of-a-Kind
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Al Leech Ace Location varied by "Ace Faroleros" (Al Leech & Frank Garcia, 1973) 1952 Manipulating with Leech 25
Edward Marlo Ace Spell aces placed on top, after one riffle shuffle and one faro they can all be spelled out 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 11
Harry Lorayne Aces Only - With Kings aces are spelled to, then kings are found as well, faro see also "Favorite Aces and Kings" (Harry Lorayne, 1967),
"Stranger Card Faro Location" (Harry Lorayne, 1971)
1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 32
Harry Lorayne The Indicator procedure to set up a four of a kind for spelling from a shuffled deck varied by "Easy Indicator" (Harry Lorayne, 1975) 1967 Deck-Sterity 62
Harry Lorayne Favorite Aces and Kings aces are spelled to, then kings are found as well, faro see also "Aces Only - With Kings" (Harry Lorayne, 1965),
"Stranger Card Faro Location" (Harry Lorayne, 1971)
1967 Deck-Sterity 122
Gene Finnell Aces Respelled four aces are spelled 1967 Free Cut Principle 22
Sam Randlett Finnell's Spell as a set-up for Gene Finnell's "Spelling the Aces" see also "Faro Divider" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 16
Al Leech Spelling Effect to find aces 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 138
Fred Lessor Nice Recovery four aces vanish in sandwiches, reappear in deck via spelling varied by "Nice Recovery - 2" (Francis Haxton, 1972) 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 67
Paul Swinford Spelling the Aces faro 1971 More Faro Fantasy 10
Harry Lorayne Stranger Card Faro Location aces are spelled to, then four of a kind to free selection is found as well, faro see also "Aces Only - With Kings" (Harry Lorayne, 1965),
"Favorite Aces and Kings" (Harry Lorayne, 1967)
1971 Reputation-Makers 26
Francis Haxton Nice Recovery - 2 four aces vanish in sandwiches, reappear in deck via spelling, stand-up handling inspired by "Nice Recovery" (Fred Lessor, 1970) 1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 149
Marvin Johnson Shift Spell spelling to the Aces 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 79
Frank Thompson Any Ace Spell spelling to any ace called for see also "Any Ace Spell Variation" (Darwin Ortiz & Frank Thompson, 1975),
"Snappy Flush" (Harry Lorayne & Frank Thompson, 1975)
1973 Rim Shots 122
Harry Lorayne Spell-Mell aces lost, 4 packets formed, one ace spelled from each, faro 1973 Rim Shots 124
Harry Lorayne Spell-Mell aces lost, 4 packets formed, one ace spelled from each, faro 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 33
Harry Lorayne Easy Indicator procedure to set up a four of a kind for spelling from a shuffled deck, simplified method inspired by "The Indicator" (Harry Lorayne, 1967) 1975 Afterthoughts 59
Darwin Ortiz & Frank Thompson Any Ace Spell Variation climax inspired by "Any Ace Spell" (Frank Thompson, 1973) 1975 Afterthoughts 74
Harry Lorayne Tally-Ho Ace Locator spelling using words on card case to find aces 1975 Afterthoughts 139
Edward Marlo I came here to Spell the Aces a lot of shuffling, additional cards are spelled to in between 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 39
Edward Marlo Marlo Side-Jog Placement Cull for placing four of a kind for spelling 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 32
Edward Marlo A Routine of Spells spelling Aces and other cards from a shuffled deck 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 52
Al Smith Where Have All the Aces Gone? 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 8) 724
Peter Marshall Bicycle! with Bicycle cards, words on case are spelled to and royal flush comes out inspired by "Tally-Ho!" (Henry Christ, 1971),
varied by "Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions" (Charles Hudson, 1982)
1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 437
Gene Castillon Spellbinder kings spelled out, then aces found, kings change back color, rest of deck all jokers 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 73
Edward Marlo Vanish - Spell - Surprise aces to kings, ace spelling, assembly combo inspired by "Discrepant Ace Routine" (Ed Marlo, Al Sharpe's Ollapodrida, July/August 1984),
varied by "The Third Variation" (Edward Marlo, 1986)
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 320
John C. Wagner J.C.'s Super Closer aces produced, lost and spelt to, deck sorted in suits as climax see also "Final Closer" (John C. Wagner, 2005) 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 23
Richard Vollmer Double Spell spelling to the Aces 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 9) 1684
Edward Marlo Breaking the Rule spelling to the 4 aces, last one turns over 1989 So Soon? 44
Steve Pressley Spellfinder 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 39) 708
Edward Marlo Breaking the Rule spelling to the 4 aces, last one turns over, with notes by Ken Simmons see also "Breaking the Rule" (Edward Marlo, 1989) 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 15
Alex Elmsley Collinspell collins aces with spelling finale, setting cards with a faro, featuring interesting vanishes 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 357
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 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 Fit Four a King (Producing the Kings) Spells to all four Kings while trying to spell to selection, uses up whole deck 2001 Try the Impossible 231
Simon Aronson Mirror Kings Alternative spelling procedure for Fit Four a King with reverse Aronson order 2001 Try the Impossible 234
John C. Wagner Final Closer aces produced, lost and spelt to, deck sorted in suits as climax, reworked handling
- Extra Thoughts & Substitutions
- No Cop/No Switch Method by Syd Segal
inspired by "J.C.'s Super Closer" (John C. Wagner, 1987) 2005 Full Metal Jacket 7
Harry Lorayne A-M-A-Z-I-N-G aces lost, "amazing" is spelled and aces found there 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 212
Andi Gladwin Spellace Red Aces spelled to and placed aside. Black Aces spelled to, but find red Aces (transposition). 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 68
Richard Vollmer & Roberto Giobbi Tally-Ho aces found by spelling out words from card case 2012 Confidences 25