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Audley Walsh The Card Phenomenon banks, automatic placement, see page 172 for improvement by Charles Larsen 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 130
Unknown Knock Out Counting Trick Automatic Placement procedure 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 177
Unknown A Card and A Number Automatic Placement procedure 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 177
Unknown Two Pile Trick varied by "Two Pile Trick" (Frederick Braue, 1985) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 349
Unknown A Mental Discovery - First Method by dealing 1938 Greater Magic 227
Unknown A Mental Discovery - Second Method by spelling spectator's name 1938 Greater Magic 229
Fred Heaman The Lie Detector (A Mental Discovery - Third Method) 1938 Greater Magic 229
Frederick Braue A Two Pile Mystery 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 38
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 Two Pile Principle 1940 Expert Card Technique 382
Unknown The Two Pile Mystery two selections 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 28
Robert Tothill Secrets for Sale four locations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 75) 500
Al Cohn Combination dealing trick inspired by "Nomenclature" (Joseph Dunninger, 1939) 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 568
Herb Runge Duo Locato Finale 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 145) 812
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement with several applications following 1958 Faro Notes 47
Edward Marlo Variants on Automatic Placement 1958 Faro Notes 48
Edward Marlo Variation on Automatic Placement two variations 1958 Faro Notes 55
Sam Schwartz Sam-Ultaneous two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, appear at same position in two piles varied by "Tri-Multaneous" (Sam Schwartz, 1970) 1962 Close-up Card Magic 114
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 33
Jack Avis Hidden Power card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moved to named number varied by "Wired Hidden Power" (Jon Racherbaumer & Jack Avis, 1981) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Ben Christopher* Two Card Control two thought-of cards are found in same position in two halves 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 187
Ben Christopher* Blue Phantom two cards found blindfolded, one of them has different colored back inspired by "Divination of two Mentally Selected Cards" (E. G. Brown),
see also suggestion by Greg Moore on p. 314,
varied by "Blue Dice" (Marvin Johnson, 1970),
"Blue Phantom II" (Roy Walton, 1970),
"Visible Phantoms" (Edward Marlo, 1971)
1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 287
Roy Walton Blue Phantom II two cards found, one of them has different colored back inspired by "Blue Phantom" (Ben Christopher*, 1969) 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 321
Sam Schwartz Tri-Multaneous - Part 1: mate & selection appear at same time after slip slop shuffled packed is gone through in pairs
- Part 2: Sam-Ultaneous
- Part 3: two chosen cards show up at same position in two packets, using two odd-numbered piles
see also p. 348
inspired by "Mini-Miracle" (John Hamilton, Linking Ring, April 1967),
"Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4),
"Sam-Ultaneous" (Sam Schwartz, 1962),
varied by "Speaking of Spells" (Cushing Strout, 1974)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 334
Karl Fulves Child's Play varied by "Speaking of Spells" (Cushing Strout, 1974) 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 364
Francis J. Baker* Stop Trick blank card with "STOP!" appears at same number in one heap as selection in other heap 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 378
Marvin Johnson Blue Dice two numbers generated with dice, two spectators select cards and remove cards according to their numbers, both spectators selected the same card and it has different colored back inspired by "The Trio" (Sidney Lawrence, 1959),
"Blue Phantom" (Ben Christopher*, 1969),
see also "Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 387
Horace E. Bennett The Clock two selections 1972 Card Cavalcade 26
Ben Christopher* Double Mental two selections see also "Choice & Chance" (1975) 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 480
Charles T. Jordan Placement Principle 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 33
Dai Vernon & Harry Lorayne & Bruce Cervon Amazing Prediction two cards, some dealing and counting 1973 Rim Shots 52
Edward G. Brown The Two Pile Trick 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 74
Edward Marlo Mathematical Marlo automatic placement, card and amount of cut-off cards is divined 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 75
Edward Marlo Automatic Placement Double Control, Plus One 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 89
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
Sam Schwartz Down & Under (Done Over) card chosen by cutting off cards, removing some of those into pocket, remembering card at position in rest, down-under deal location 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 718
Stewart Judah No-Clue Locator inspired by "No Clue Card Miracle" (Gerald Kosky) 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 855
Unknown Choice & Chance see also "Double Mental" (Ben Christopher*, 1972) 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 856
John C. Wagner Mentally by Two faro, automatic placement 1978 7 Secrets 33
Edward Marlo Effect two cards, using double automatic placement 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 364
Edward Marlo Double Info Control automatic placement procedure 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 366
Edward Marlo Flexible Force using automatic placement procedure, Penelope Principle 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 369
Norman Houghton Thirty-Two using automatic placement principle see also "The Recognition Reflex" (Norman Houghton, 1991) 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 225
Robert Walker Atomic Clock card from wallet climax 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 9
Jon Racherbaumer & Jack Avis Wired Hidden Power card remembered at total of cut-off packet inspired by "Hidden Power" (Jack Avis, 1968) 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 26
Larry Jennings LJ's Prophet spectator cuts off pile, remembers card at same position in rest of deck, deals pile into four piles and top values are added to find selection 1981 The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1351
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
Unknown Automatic Placement Variation 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 12
Michael Close & Stewart James Derby Downs "Waltz Time Stewart James - Three Variations by Michael Close", two selections found by 10D, using automatic placement variation, faro shuffle, based on "Place and Show" from New Tops 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 283
Michael Close & Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 285
A. Berkeley Davis Roger And Out spectator divines card, instant stooge 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 96
Peter Marshall Mental Sandwich 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 100
Bob King Mental Poker 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 146
Frederick Braue Two Pile Trick two selections (1938) inspired by "Two Pile Trick" (1937) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 20
Frederick Braue Braue's Think Trick packet cut off and counted, this number counted down in rest 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 1
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
Unknown Clock Force 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 128
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
Harry Lorayne The Detective Card two routines, second one uses Automatic Placement 1990 Trend Setters 145
Alex Elmsley Returned to the Nest two decks, using automatic placement like selection procedure 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 325
Alex Elmsley The Clock Runs Down automatic placement 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 376
John Bannon Timely Departure three cards are thought-of via "packet is cut off and counted..." procedure, they disappear and reappear face up see also "Sans Skill" (Claude Impériale, 2010) 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 160
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Miracle two small numbers and selections are divined, distant key 1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 12
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex see also "Thirty-Two" (Norman Houghton, 1979),
"The Trapdoor Issue #40" (Steve Beam, 2011)
1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 40) 732
Alex Elmsley Spell by the Numbers automatic placement 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 349
Stephen Minch Automatic Placement - Credit Information 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 349
Philip T. Goldstein Travelogos two cities and a weekday divined or spelled to, postcards 1994 Thabbatical 8
Larry Jennings Impossible Divination No. 2 automatic placement 1997 Jennings '67 20
Richard Vollmer Pretty Close To A Miracle inspired by "Minus Math" (Kevin Moran, 1994) 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 5) 2793
Peter Duffie Settling the Score Long spelling trick, impromptu and hands off 1997 Effortless Card Magic 121
Jack Birnman My Spectator, The Clairvoyant fair selection (automatic placement), added value of three selections determines position of first selection see also "My Spectator, The Clairvoyant" (Jack Birnman & Eddie Joseph & Roy Walton, 1998) 1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 133
Jack Birnman & Eddie Joseph & Roy Walton My Spectator, The Clairvoyant card fount at total of four stopped at cards see also "My Spectator, The Clairvoyant" (Jack Birnman, 1998) 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1468
Karl Fulves & Sam Schwartz Blood Brothers spectator's birthday divined (actually only the month) with clock type layout 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 157
Stewart James 51 Faces North - The History
- The Discovery
- The Secret
- Conclusion
see also "51 Paces North" (Allan Slaight, 2002),
"Northern Light" (Jerry K. Hartman, 2002),
"Room 51" (Gordon Bean & Jerry K. Hartman, 2002)
2002 Penumbra (Issue 1) 2
Alex Elmsley Spell it automatic placement 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 39
Bruce Cervon odd combination automatic placement 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 40
Paul Gordon (Gr)eight! automatic placement 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 362
Roberto Giobbi A Mathematical Control automatic placement handling 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Mar 18") 87
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph Chicagoism packet, spelling, also over phone inspired by "Jasonism" (Eddie Joseph, Sphinx Sept. 1946) 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph Thirty-Fiveism card at thought-of number remembered, second card chosen inspired by "Astral Sense" (Eddie Joseph, Card Magic of the Mind, Abbott's, 1952) 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph Invoking Margery inspired by "India Calling" (Eddie Joseph, Card Bonanza, 1950) 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 22
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph Presque Vu card chosen via counting procedure ends up at number previously named inspired by "Who knows the Card?" (Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951) 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 24
Jim Steinmeyer The Treasure Map inspired by trick in Mathematical Recreations and Essays (W. W. Rouse Ball, 1892) 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 27
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph The Luckier Number card shows up at number that is named at beginning inspired by "Memory Phenomenal" (Eddie Joseph, Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951) 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph The Lost and the Found with incomplete deck inspired by "The Tobba Mystery" (Eddie Joseph, Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951) 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 18
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph & Alan Stockwell A Study in Scarlet and Black as phone effect inspired by "The Tobba Mystery" (Eddie Joseph, Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951) 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 21