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Unknown Billet Index 1889 Tricks with Cards 232
Unknown Das mysteriöse Couvert card in nest of envelopes, free choice with envelope index 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 49
Unknown Kunststück à la Cumberland three cards removed by spectators and placed in handkerchief, predicted on three billets in goblet, they travel back into deck, billet index 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 61
Unknown Das Mädchen für Alles in Gestalt eines Kartenspieles combination of effects from book
1. Die magische Sehkraft
2. Die Kartenwage
3. performer repeatedly names card where spectator cuts to
4. Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen
5. Das Sortier-Etui (removing named cards from pocket)
6. Das unsichtbare, geheimnisvolle Uhrwerk
7. performer can always cut at a King (four Kings crimped)
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 85
Unknown Vingt-un Twenty-One Card Trick, but card is at the end palmed out and an envelope with a duplicate from an envelope index presented 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 97
Unknown Das Sortier-Etui see also "The Card Receptacle" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 178
Unknown Eine Imitation see also "The Obedient Card" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 219
Unknown Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant card shuffled back by spectator, yet it appears on top see also "The Appearance of Desired Cards" (1897),
"Impossible Coincidence" (1985)
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 224
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Verschwinden einer gezogenen Karte in ein zehnfach verschlossenes Couvert card to envelope with card-envelope index 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 225
Unknown Experto credite! named card is missing from new and sealed deck, with risky psychological force, out with card index and deck switch 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 230
Unknown The Card Receptacle see also "Das Sortier-Etui" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 63
Unknown The Appearance of Desired Cards top card of shuffled deck changes into any named card see also "Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 64
Unknown The Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket 1897 New Era Card Tricks 65
Unknown The Improved Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket, featuring detachable inside pocket, also with selections and no card index 1897 New Era Card Tricks 66
Unknown The Obedient Card see also "Eine Imitation" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 111
Joseph Michael Hartz & Alexander Herrmann & Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlings 1911 Later Magic 719
Theodore Annemann The Lady and the Gentleman two card prediction with billet index see also "Lady and Gentleman" (Theodore Annemann, 1940) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 40
Dr. James William Elliott Sighting Any Card Called For shuffled deck as Open Index 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 143
Tom Sellers Seller's Speller Idea any named card is spelled out with deck in pocket, pocket index 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 63
Unknown Coincidence two decks, one in spectator's pocket one in performers, two selections, repeated (spectator plunges in pocket and takes out first card he can get), one marked, card index in pocket 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown Projected Thought matrix dealing with thought of card and prediction of card and its position with prediction index 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 178
Arthur H. Buckley Knock 'Em Dead any card stopped at is predicted, alternating set-up and billet index 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 195
Unknown Williams' Card Trick card through handkerchief with fair selection and duplicate from index 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 230
Arthur H. Buckley Cards and Pockets number of cut off cards is divined, deck in pocket, any named card instantly produced 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 241
Unknown The Dream Card card placed in envelope in beginning turns out to be later selection, index 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Louis Nikola Unconscious Thought Transmission card placed in envelope in beginning turns out to be any named one, memorized deck as open index 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 398
Theodore Annemann Wired Thought any person is phoned and asked to name a card, predicted by performer, index see also "No. 2: On the Wired Thought" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1981) 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 201
Bert Allerton Card Index for twelve cards 1938 Greater Magic 901
Dan Bellman Mystic Matching two phases, one deck stacked 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1938") 320
E. Leslie May Magic versus Mentalism Addition thought-of card predicted, 6 out index 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 363
Cedric Applause named card caught out of shower of cards 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Summer Extra 1939") 409
Robert Brethen As in a Mirror Darkly billet index on back of cards see also "Implanted Thought" (Stuart P. Cramer, 1969) 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 76) 501
Theodore Annemann Pocket Prophecies including thoughts on predictions and the pocket index in general, see also p. 818 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 527
Theodore Annemann The Original Effect straight card prediction using billet index 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Theodore Annemann Lady and Gentleman two card prediction with billet index inspired by "Two Souls with but a single Thought" (Al Baker, 1920s),
see also "The Lady and the Gentleman" (Theodore Annemann, 1934)
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Theodore Annemann & Walter B. Gibson The Omega Card Prophecy card chosen with dealing procedure, billet index 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Orville Wayne Meyer Twin Prediction partial set-up and 10-card billet index 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 530
Orville Wayne Meyer & Arthur H. Buckley Twin Prediction - The Improved Buckley Method full deck stack and billet index 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 530
B. B. Low Tram Card card vanishes underneath handkerchief, reappears in pocket, using index see also "Traveller" (B. B. Low, 1940) 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 96) 593
Charles Hopkins 29 - Pocket index. Mentions pocket index gimmick in Jinx magazine, No. 82, p. 528, Pocket Prophecies. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 43
Charles Hopkins 50 - The indexed pocket deck again. Mentions 1939 Summer issue of The Jinx 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 67
Tom Sellers Matching the Colours two packets of five colored cards, matching with the spectator 1941 Condensed Conjuring 10
Theodore Annemann Wired Thought any person is phoned and asked to name a card, predicted by performer, index 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 73
William H. McCaffrey Bill McCaffrey's Prize Winner two decks, premonition, card is found in hat 1945 My Best 23
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches - named card in pocket
- do as i do, with mindreading presentation
- making envelopes see through
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
Bert Allerton Open Index cutting any named card to top 1958 The Close-Up Magician 37
Tony Corinda & Patrick Page (5) The Pocket Index card indexes, construction
- Standart Type
-The Q.5 Pocket Index (Patrick Page)
1958 Predictions 88
Tony Corinda Card Prediction prediction in envelope is put in wallet, two methods 1958 Predictions 92
Tony Corinda (8) The Body Index in pockets 1958 Predictions 95
Tony Corinda (2) Quadruplication one card is selected from a face up deck and signed, card is predicted with several ways, only odd back, written in an envelope and another odd card duplicate in performer's pocket. Routine includes the No-Gag (Maurice Fogel) 1958 Predictions 103
Tony Corinda (16) Double-Impact Prediction card is named and a position, the position is written on an envelope and the card is inside 1958 Predictions 120
Bobby Bernard Bookmatch Card Index on burnt match head appears name of selection, index 1958 Magic in Miniature 4
Cyro Super Forethought card prediction with card stand, envelope index 1960 Magic of the Mind 27
Sydney Bergson Recognizing the Unknown cards in pocket, one by one is removed and when spectator stops performer, card is the previously selected one 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 46
Edward Marlo Premeditated Prediction card is fairly selected from shuffled deck, card is predicted in matchbook, using index of twelve matchbooks and statistical principle varied by "For Nonsmokers" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 61
Harry Lorayne & Bob Hummer Mental Photography blank deck, spectator thinks of any card and goes through some dealing procedure, thought of card appears, all others blank, card index 1967 Deck-Sterity 105
Harry Lorayne Self-Index described for the 40 number cards 1967 Deck-Sterity 106
Edward Marlo Marlo's Pellet Index any card thought out of ten cards is predicted on pellet, featuring an index made from a playing card 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 84
Edward Marlo Unexpected Prediction - Index Method twelve card index and feed-in for breast pocket 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 91
Alton Sharpe & Al Baker Mirabile Dictu any named red card is predicted on back of a black card, cards written on all black cards as index 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 81
Stuart P. Cramer Implanted Thought chosen ESP card predicted on billet, using index on cards see also "As in a Mirror Darkly" (Robert Brethen, 1940),
"Chicken Feed" (Al Baker, 1949)
1969 HEX! 4
Paul Marcus A Card Named Bill 1969 HEX! 38
Nelson Caroly Invisible Deck Routine named spade card appears in hands 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 326
Karl Fulves A Child's Garden Of Problems twelve card problems in connection with sleeving 1977 Impromptu Holdouts 48
Edward Marlo Cased-in Brain-wave lap index 1982 Card Finesse 164
Edward Marlo An Open Index deck reversed between cover cards as index see also "Sans Index" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 1982 Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 25
Thomas Alan Waters & Philip T. Goldstein Anagramarye selected word from a text is divined, with ABC cards inspired by Sam Schwartz' "Anagramatic" in "Linking Ring", Vol. 43, No.1. 1963 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Octasm") 336
Jon Racherbaumer Surprise Blue Intruder any named card turns blue, two selections are found on both sides of it, using index in lap, faro inspired by "Blue Intruder" (Nelson Hahne),
see also "Main Attraction" (Stephen Minch, 1985)
1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Edward Marlo Ungaffed Ultra Mental using "Sans Index" principle see also "Sans Index" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 62
Charles (Chuck) Kohrs Brainstorm though of card predicted in bag, using cloth bag with cards printed on it, two handlings 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 243
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck 1984 Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Unknown Impossible Coincidence card chosen, then divined on paper as well as its position (1935) see also "Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant" (1896) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Dai Vernon Sans Index named card to pocket see also "An Open Index" (Edward Marlo, 1982),
"Camouflaged Card-Index" (Ken Krenzel, 1990)
1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 166
Sam Leo Horowitz The Horowitz Variation named picture card and four spot cards removed, picture card vanishes, using strip of card 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1410
Tom Mullica Bar Index 1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 61
Michael Ammar The Card Through Bar using Tom Mullica's Bar Index 1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 62
Ken Krenzel Open and Shut Case using case that permits to cut the cards when taking them out, memorized deck 1990 Close-up Impact! 71
Ken Krenzel Camouflaged Card-Index open index principle, see also "Up She Rises" for non-case applications see also "Sans Index" (Dai Vernon, 1988),
"Up She Rises" (Ken Krenzel, 1990)
1990 Close-up Impact! 71
Karrell Fox E-Z Card in Wallet Card Index Wallet 1991 Card to Wallet 74
Alex Elmsley Invisible Card in Cigarette named card in borrowed cigarette, cigarette index see also "Swiss Poker" (Roberto Giobbi & Fred Kaps, 2016) 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 274
John Bannon Alternate Indexing Schemes index methods for eight cards 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 57
Edward Marlo & Ken Simmons Not Only the Number, but... spectator cuts off cards, number of cards and card cut to predicted, 15 memorized cards, prediction index, for correction see Ricochet reference, three handlings inspired by "Finally" (Ken Simmons, Lecture Notes 1990),
see also "Ricochet" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1991)
1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 3
Edward Marlo Memo-Deck Index memorized deck with corner short key cards as pocket index 1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 1
Edward Marlo Any Deck Brain-Wave pocket index 1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 2
Edward Marlo Invisible Deck ungaffed deck, pocket index 1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 2
Edward Marlo Card Prediction in Wallet any named card, pocket index 1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 3
Alexander de Cova Premonition Plus 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 68
John Northern Hilliard Two Souls But with a Single Thought two cards, billet index (52 predictions) 1994 More Greater Magic 1214
Dai Vernon Another Short Card Idea card index with short cards to work with borrowed deck 1994 More Greater Magic 1246
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of freely chosen card is added to a deck via deck switch before replacement 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 16
Vanni Bossi Vanni Bossi's Card Index unusual 1995 Vanni Bossi Lecture Notes 24
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, 1 of 36, named number is also on envelope inspired by "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Alan Shaxon, Practical Sorcery),
varied by "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Gary Kurtz, 1996)
1995 Notes from The Summit 1
Michael Close On the Memorized Deck - Which Stack?
- Learning the Stack
- The Open Index
- Estimation
- False Shuffles
- Deck Switches
1996 Workers Number 5 122
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, named number is also on envelope
- First Version - Forcing the Suit
- Second Version - Fifty-Two Possibilities
inspired by "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Alan Shaxon, Practical Sorcery),
"The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Gary Kurtz, 1995)
1996 Notes from The Summit (revised edition) 1
Frederick Braue The Invisible Pack card rises from invisible pack and then appears from the air 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 19
Allan Ackerman Another Anyone Anywhere thought of card's position predicted, then spectator divines position of performer's card, partial memorized deck and prediction pocket index (12 items) 1997 I Can't Believe it's Not All Cards 53
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game two handlings, peek deck, miscalling or billet switch with index 1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 4
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game peek deck and billet switch with index 1998 Secrets No. 2 24
Joshua Jay Card, Clip, Gasp Spectator names a card, paperclipped folded card shown to be it inspired by ""#*@!"" (Jay Sankey, 1990) 1999 Magic Atlas 107
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Sensation deck in pocket, any card named, it's removed from pocket, then wrapped in handkerchief, another card transposes with it 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 49
Reinhard Müller Further Notes on the pocket index 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 50
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Tray Index card index on bottom of tray 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 52
Karl Fulves Domination Of Thought #2 card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 76
Karl Fulves Transformism two cards chosen from red-backed deck, blue-backed deck in pocket, duplicates removed by touch, then decks transpose 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 32
Anton van Helden On "My Dream of Mind Reading" blank deck finale, thought-of card is only printed one inspired by "Mindreader's Dream" (Bob Hummer, 1952),
"My Dream of Mind Reading" (John Lovick, 2016)
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Ha... 118
Roberto Giobbi & Fred Kaps Swiss Poker named card to cigarette inspired by "The Invisible Card in Cigarette" (Fred Kaps, Jelsma booklet),
see also "Invisible Card in Cigarette" (Alex Elmsley, 1991)
2016 Standup Card Magic 195