Pseudo Duplicates & Signed Duplicates
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Unknown Eights as Sevens 1876 Modern Magic 49
Unknown The Inseparable Sevens Eights as Sevens, robbers 1876 Modern Magic 77
Unknown Eights as Sevens show fan of Eights as Sevens 1889 Tricks with Cards 92
Unknown Das desertierte und wiedereingefangene Ass four Aces shown and lost in deck by spectator, one Ace disappears and travels to spectator's pocket, Diamond spot card masks as Ace with other pips covered by other Aces see also "The Lost Ace" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 23
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Karten-Changements two cards underneath separate hats or plates transpose, three methods:
I. duplicate
II. pseudo duplicate by covering a pip (Conradi-Horster)
III. double facers
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 45
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Verwandlung der vier Point-Acht-Karten four spectators each take a card, they're the Eights, those then change to Sevens and the Eights are back in the deck, impromptu double-enders see also "Der Bube als "enfant terrible"" (1896) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 54
Unknown Der Bube als "enfant terrible" four cards selected, they're the Eights, Eights held by spectator, four other cards placed on table, Eights returned into deck, cards on table turn out to be three Eights and a Jack, jack transformed into missing Eight and four Jacks produced from pocket see also "Die Verwandlung der vier Point-Acht-Karten" (Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, 1896) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 84
Unknown Nine as Ace pseudo duplicate 1897 New Era Card Tricks 134
Unknown Singular Transposition two cards travel from middle to bottom, two methods (pseudo duplicate pairs) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 182
Unknown The Acme of Control old effect with pair of pseudo duplicates 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 197
S. W. Erdnase The Three Aces Ace of Hearts poses as Diamonds, distributed Aces are together after one cut 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 202
Oswald Rae Creating a Duplicate Signature 1930 Original Magic 5
Theodore Annemann The Card Doctor 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 24
Unknown The Slap Trick card comes to top, Seven vs. Eight impromptu duplicate 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 337
Unknown Duplicate Corner tearing corner off two cards simultaneously to get duplicate corner 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1937") 216
Theodore Annemann The Card Doctor 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 13
Unknown The Omnipresent Eight 1940 Expert Card Technique 287
Unknown Joker-Specimen Card using extra Joker as duplicate 1940 Expert Card Technique 380
Al Baker Ambitious Card impromptu duplicate 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 157
Frank Thomas On the Head spectator thinks of a word, medium divines it and writes the word on a playing card 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 23
William Lindsay Gresham Nightmare Allez torn and restored tarot card, with menetekel deck and a way to copy the signature 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 115) 461
Unknown Impromptu Duplicate Three as Ace 1953 The Cardician 42
Cy Endfield Pip-Misshow Three as Ace 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part I 22
Brother John Hamman The Hand is Quicker than the Eye transposition as surprise 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 10
Unknown Three as Ace Display 1961 Card to Wallet 16
Unknown 3C as AC 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 7
Peter Kane Miss-Show Principle Seven as Six as it is inserted in fan 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 9
Edward Marlo & Ralph W. Hull Fingertip Tear no duplicate 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 108
Edward Marlo Reverse Fan Misshow two cards 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 159
Edward Marlo Jump-Jump Aces Three of Diamonds as pseudo Ace see also "Jump-Jump Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1975),
varied by "Twist and Transpo" (Robert Walker, 1977),
"The 4's Card Trick" (Don England, 2001)
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 31
Unknown Three as Ace Misshow 1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Karl Fulves Initial Encounter signed card is really burned in window envelope, reproduced from back of hall, signatures of people are saved see also "Workshop (1)" (Karl Fulves, 1976),
"Western Union Trick" (John Scarne, 1989),
"We're Being Followed" (Vanni Bossi, 2016)
1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 399
Unknown Picture Card Pseudo Duplicate see also p. 142 for credits 1972 Epilogue (Section "15 (Part 1)") 123
Unknown 6D as 7D 1973 Rim Shots 98
Lin Searles Prophet out-of-hand selection procedure, two handlings, second one with pseudo duplicate pairs 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 667
Philip T. Goldstein GPCF Card-to-Wallet card marked by spectator behind back with dummy pen, travels into wallet see also "Great Psychic Card Feat" (1937) 1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 9
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move and the Fast Pass 1975 Afterthoughts 19
Edward Marlo Jump-Jump Aces Three of Diamonds as pseudo Ace, two more methods inspired by "Jump-Jump Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1971) 1975 Hierophant (Section "7 Resurrection Issue") 13
John Mendoza The Ultimate Torn and Restored Card signed on front and back, torn into eighth and restored, last corner restored as well
- Restoration of the Torn Corner
1978 The Book of John 86
Karl Fulves Card In The Case card changes placed with card in case, all signed, spectator signs duplicate on back without knowing, credit information 1979 Teleportation Notes 5
Edward Marlo 9 as 6 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 14
Daryl Martinez False Index Display ace of hearts as ace of diamond 1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 98
Daryl Martinez False Pip Display ace of hearts poses for ace of diamonds 1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 114
Edward Marlo Insertion Subtlety displaying sandwich while hiding the color of one of the cards 1980 Hierophant (Section "The Last Hierophant") 76
Al Mann Homer signed card travels twice into wallet hold by spectator 1981 The "H" Factor 17
Paul Harris Guts signed card to wallet with interesting method and challenge conditions 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 157
Edward Marlo A Little More Zip two cards are tossed to sandwich selection 1982 Best of Friends 173
Philip T. Goldstein Strung Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1982 12/12 3
Edward Marlo A Hull of a Trick inspired by "A Sandwich Approach" (Edward Marlo, 1975) 1983 Marlo without Tears 102
Ross Bertram And Vice-Versa no deck in use 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 175
Paul Harris Seductive Switch "switching" a folded card with unfolded card, using an impromptu fake index 1984 Close-up Seductions 10
Steve Beam Transpo-2 card sticking in the middle, second transforms in the hand 1984 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 62
Unknown Pip Misshow of sandwiched card 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25,26&27) 260
Unknown Card Vanish Seven of Diamonds and index of Nine of Diamonds simulate a Six of Diamonds in tabled layout 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 25
Frederick Braue The Deuce Sandwich sandwiched card with card in pocket, 7C/8C pseudo duplicate, credit information 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 8
Anonymous The Kagemusha Principle pseudo duplicate - Idea 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 65
Philip T. Goldstein Four-Fifths of the Truth impromptu-duplicate Idea 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 63
Daryl Martinez The Impromptu Duplicate 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 61
Michael Weber & Eric Maurin The Whole Truth impromptu-duplicate Idea 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 64
Larry Jennings Pip Mis-Show Sequence in course of transposition 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 21
Richard Sanders Signature Duplication apparently wiping signature away, here with coins 1986 Sankey Panky 68
Richard Osterlind The Miracle Flying Signed Cards three signed cards to business card case, envelope in wallet, folded in pen 1986/99 Three Miracle Routines 32
Dai Vernon Pseudo Duplicate 1987 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 147
Unknown Three as Ace Misshow 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 71
Dai Vernon The Corsican Climbers two cards, black 8s and 9s inspired by "Doubly Ambitious" (Marlo & D'Amico, Classical Foursome, p. 10) 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 155
Bruce Cervon The Two-Fold Individual vanished Card reappears between two Cards 1988 The Cervon File 164
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #1 Nine as Six 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 46
Steve Beam Thru card is dropped face up on the deck, it penetrates deck and is stopped in the middle by selection, drop change 1988 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 433
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1988 Das Phil Goldstein Seminar 8
Dai Vernon & Carmen D'Amico Three in the Hand, One in the Bush pseudo thirds and seconds 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 105
Brother John Hamman Misshow Sequence Seven of Clubs as Six and Eight 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 21
Karl Fulves Sidepockets two selections from the two side pockets, alternative bluff method given inspired by "The Card from the Pocket" (C. O. Williams, 1937) 1989 Quick Card Tricks 12
Bruce Cervon Pseudo Duplicates used multiple times, only numerical value of index shown 1990 Ultra Cervon 64
Ken Simmons Simmons's Handling of "Sprite Sleight" (or Glorpy Rides Again!) deck underneath transparent handkerchief, card moves and turns over on top of deck, two handlings, with "Signature Addition" (bluff) inspired by "Sprite Sleight (or Glorpy Rides Again)" (Jon Racherbaumer & Gene Gordon, 1968) 1990 Finally! 30
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1990 NYCANOTES 3
Phil Willmarth A Phil Willmarth Idea pseudo duplicate to pocket/wallet 1991 Card to Wallet 36
Edward Marlo Pseudo Duplicate Four/Five of Diamonds 1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 3
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 11
Jon Racherbaumer & Eric Eicher Road-Runner Sevens "Fast/Faster/Fastest", three phases, last phase "Hull Version" (signed card type), Six & Seven pseudo duplicates inspired by "Signus X II" (Peter Duffie, Close-up To The Point, 1984) 1991 Synergistic Sandwiches 8
Bob Veeser The Force that isn't There forcing a card that is no longer in the deck, ungaffed 1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 5
Unknown Pseudo Duplicate bold type 1994 Workers Number 4 46
Alex Elmsley Pseudo Duplicate see next pages 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 111
Edward Marlo 9 as 6 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 168
Alex Elmsley Pseudo Duplicate laying two cards face-up on table in crossed formation 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 236
Unknown Three as Ace Display 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 99
Daryl Martinez Ace Pip Misshow 1994 Castle Collection 15
Peter Duffie Mis-Read Palmistry using pseudo mates 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 23
Miguel Gomez Ladies of Spain two Queens transpose with two random cards varied by "Switch'em" (Friedrich Roitzsch & Miguel Gomez, 2015) 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 56) 1062
Guy Hollingworth Universal Card Scam 1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 13
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
Paul Harris Torn Corner Display torn corner put on full card to represent another value 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "The Magic of Paul Harris") 85
Paul Harris Guts signed card to wallet with interesting method and challenge conditions 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Fantasies Finale") 91
Paul Harris Seductive Switch "switching" a folded card with unfolded card, using an impromptu fake index 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Seductions") 167
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1996 Desert Seminar Notes 10
Theodore Annemann Scratched Duplicate subtlety, making identical scratch on both cards 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 11
Karl Fulves Ace of Diamonds as Blank Card 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 74
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate, in english and french 1998 Montreal Lecture Notes - Notes de Conférence 8
Guy Hollingworth Universal Card Scam 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 219
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1999 Rocky Notes 8
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1999 Baltimore Notes 8
Guy Hollingworth Universal Card Scam 2000 Excerpts 1
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 2000 Texas Notes 8
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Impromptu Double Ender Sevens shown as Eights 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 26
Al Baker Ubiquitous Card 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 759
Roberto Giobbi Obtaining a Duplicate of a Spectator's Signature 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1134
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 2003 Singapore Notes 9
Jack Carpenter Blackjack Lesson multiple phases, ace transformation kicker see also "Fast and Loose" (Darwin Ortiz & Jack Carpenter, 2012) 2006 Pasteboard Palette 4
Unknown Pseudo Ace Duplicate 2006 Pasteboard Palette 43
Daniel Millstein DDLT Texas Hold'em patter, using a pseudo duplicate 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 50
Howard Hamburg & Jon Armstrong & Nick Trost Perfect Poker Deal poker hand is shuffled into deck and still dealt right from the top, gilbreath 2009 The "D" Notes 21
Michael Weber Self Centered self-working center deal demonstration 2009 505 10
Tyler Wilson Occam's Edge openly edgemarked card vanishes, appears, travels, ...
- Base Line Vanish
- Single Handedly
- Emerge
- Tiger Bomb
2010 Reinventing the Real 33
Michael Weber Self-Centered apparently spectator deals centers 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 115
Roberto Giobbi Tilt to the Hilt double ambitious sequence, including impromptu duplicates 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "May 2") 133
Michael Feldman Phorgery Two-card transposition and signature duplication principle 2010 The Opposite of People 46
Benjamin Earl Quick Little Stack two cards, pseudo mates 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 21
Woody Aragon The Broken Corner torn card reappears in wallet, matching torn corner. no duplicates 2011 A Book in English 81
Tyler Wilson Updog three cards produced one by one from sandwich, those cards becomes sandwich with original sandwich cards 2013 Bich Circa '99 21
Tyler Wilson Updog three cards produced one by one from sandwich, those cards becomes sandwich with original sandwich cards see also "Turducken" (Kevin Ho, 2014),
varied by "Kzsdyfbnczk" (Chris Mayhew, 2014)
2014 The EH Team 8
Chris Mayhew Kzsdyfbnczk three cards produced one by one from sandwich, those cards becomes sandwich with original sandwich cards inspired by "Updog" (Tyler Wilson, 2014) 2014 The EH Team 25
Jimmy Grippo Grippo's Out-jog Pip Concealment hiding the face of an outjogged card with a bevel see also "The Magic of Francis Carlyle" 2014 Classic Fantastic 69
Friedrich Roitzsch & Miguel Gomez Switch'em two cards in spectator's sleeve transpose with two cards on table inspired by "Ladies of Spain" (Miguel Gomez, 1995) 2015 FFFF Lecture Notes 2015 1
Guy Hollingworth Universal Card Scam 2015 Renovations 42
So Sato Mimic Show handling for mis-showing Three as Ace, also for court cards, credit information inspired by "The Assembly" (John C. Wagner, 1987) 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 143
Benjamin Earl Memento card signed on both sides, card jumps around, one signature changes into performer's name inspired by "Backlash" (Paul Harris, 1996) 2016 Eye Candy 12
Vanni Bossi We're Being Followed performed in car during driving, signed card in deck, deck sprung out of window, later card shown at back of car stuck to rear window see also "Initial Encounter" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 187
Roberto Giobbi The Devil's Messenger three signed selections shuffled back, messenger brings envelope from back with those selections, credit information, Universal Card Scam inspired by magazine "Hokus Pokus", Alexander Herrmann trick, 1937 issue,
see also Rigmarole No. 9, 1994,
"The Salamandrine Card" (Sachs, Sleight of Hand)
2016 Standup Card Magic 187
Christoph Borer Romeo und Julia with speech practice presentation, different colored backs, duplicate inspired by Wayne Houchin's "French Kiss" 2016 21 89
Unknown Seven/Eight Misshow 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 10
Adrian Vega Four Fly Restored selection is signed on both sides and torn in quarters, pieces travel from hand to hand and card restores piece by piece 2017 Area 52 19