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Theodore Annemann Count Your Card! spectator counts down, uses this value to count down again, third time selection shows up varied by "Card Counted To" (Edward Marlo & Theodore Annemann, 1941) 1931 The Book Without A Name 17
Unknown Mephisto's Message number selected via card values from one half gives position of selection in other half see also "Curious Coincidence" (1936) 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 16
Theodore Annemann Two Cheating Mysteries two-way-force deck
- fair stop and count-down trick with two selections
- one-handed location in hat
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 176
Sam Leo Horowitz A Psychological Discovery two-pile-stop trick with 8/9 alternating set-up see also "Curious Coincidence" (1936),
"N-E-T Profit" (Richard Vollmer, 1985),
"The Stop Trick" (Sam Leo Horowitz & Roberto Giobbi & Martin Gardner, 2000),
also published as "8's & 9's" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1971)
1938 Greater Magic 549
Edward Marlo & Theodore Annemann Card Counted To spectator counts down, uses this value to count down again, third time selection shows up, impromptu method for "Count Your Card!" inspired by "Count Your Card!" (Theodore Annemann, 1931) 1941 Early Marlo (Section "Amazing, Isn't It?") 24
Edward Marlo The Perfect Stop Trick spectator stops at any card, its values is used to count down again and again until selection appears see also "Jarrow's Indicator" (Emil Jarrow, 1992),
"Stack Countdown" (1992),
varied by "Stop Perfecting Triumph!" (Simon Aronson & David Solomon & Edward Marlo, 1978)
1945 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 73
Herb Runge Here's Your Card card is selected, deck put behind magician's back and the card put at a selected number 1945 My Best 30
Edward Marlo Just Imagine deck shuffled, number named by spectator, card predicted, effect description, solution on page 19 1947 Marlo In Spades 17
Edward Marlo Marlo's Miracle Prediction deck shuffled, number named by spectator, card predicted, punch deal see also "The Punch Deal" (Frederick Braue, 1978),
varied by "Marlo's Miracle Prediction Handling" (Ken Krenzel & Edward Marlo, 1990)
1947 Marlo In Spades 19
John R. Boyko Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random values inspired by "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9),
see also "Why am I Here?" (Dai Vernon, 1988)
1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 214) 855
Edward Marlo Third Fooler two cards, faro and automatic placement 1958 Faro Notes 51
Edward Marlo & Warren Wiersbe Sixth Fooler inspired by "Packet Prediction" (Warren Wiersbe, 1946) 1958 Faro Notes 53
Edward Marlo Faro Fooler #11 Exact Placement, two selections are found at thought of number, with three variations 1958 Faro Notes 62
Edward Marlo A Simple Ace Routine aces lost and found with four times the 10-20 force 1964 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 90
Peter Kane The Faro Finders 6S to 8S lost and counted to, aces as kicker 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 14
Jack Avis Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection see also "Direct Link" (Alex Elmsley & Bill Reid, 1994) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 120
Edward Marlo Try this Trio - First of the Trio spectator finds card via size of cut-off packet, Penelope Principle see also "The Dr. Nuzzo Peek" (Dr. James Nuzzo, 1970) 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 92
Edward Marlo The Latest selection is found by counting down to value of freely chosen card from a bunch, small set-up 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 118
Harry Lorayne Roll Your Own dice are rolled and number used to count down to the aces, last ace found via indicator card 1971 Reputation-Makers 91
Bruce Cervon 18-35 Farrow selection found reversed at original position after "mistake", faro 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 6
Peter Kane Swindle Coincidence two decks shuffled by 2 spectators, they each chose a number card and count down to arrive at the same card 1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 10
Sam Leo Horowitz 8's & 9's from the Daley Notebooks #602 also published as "A Psychological Discovery" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1938) 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 471
Edward Marlo The Invisible Toss reappears in the deck at specific position, featuring the Deep Face-Up Switch see also "Improved Procedure for the Invisible Toss" (Edward Marlo, 1975),
"Disoriented" (Gary Goldberg, 1984),
"Invisible Toss" (Edward Marlo, 1992)
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 79
Edward Marlo & Roy Walton From Scratch mathematical procedure 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 99
Edward Marlo A Quickie card vanishes from top and reappears at its initial position, using Charlier Pass as secret move 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 192
Edward Marlo Exhibitionism card vanishes from top and reappears at its initial position 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 193
Karl Fulves Close Call four card prediction, total predicts position of selection see also "Palmist's Prophesy" (Roy Walton, Linking Ring, June 1973),
also published as "Close Call" (Linking Ring, Sept. 1974)
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 12
Edward Marlo Improved Procedure for the Invisible Toss card is tossed "invisibly" at the right position inspired by "The Invisible Toss" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 197
Karl Fulves Lightning Dice using Stevens Control, card at position derived by 2 dice is predicted 1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 106
Harry Lorayne The 29th Card faro see also "Penelope's Principle" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1975 Afterthoughts 129
Roy Walton LeFong, Jr. card chosen by shaking three dice in matchbox and noting card at this position, shuffled, again dice shaken and selection at this position see also "The Karl Le Fong Trick" (Roy Walton, 1969) 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 869
Alex Elmsley & Stewart Judah Judah's "Coincidental Position" Performer brings card to special position corresponding with cut-off packet behind back inspired by "Penny Plain" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 9
Larry Jennings Impossible Countdown counting from one card to the next 1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 48
Larry Jennings Recount variation on "Impossible Countdown" 1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 50
Maro Nash An Incomplete Masterpiece IF Control, Penelope's Principle, see p. 447 for additional crediting varied by "Completed Masterpiece II" (Steve Pressley, 1991),
"Completed Masterpiece I" (Steve Pressley, 1991)
1977 Any Second Now 216
Murray Bonfeld Cut Coincidence selection is found at number specified by amount of cut-off cards, Penelope's Principle, faro 1977 Faro Concepts 48
Karl Fulves Meta-4 AS reversed in deck, travels to "random" number (four), then changes into a Four see also "The (No Kidding) Final Additional Notes And Variations, Etc." (Karl Fulves, 1980),
"Because It Was There" (Roy Walton, 1988)
1978 Transpo Trix 3
Frederick Braue The Self-Arranging Pack counting off random cards from shuffled deck, a Ten at position 10 and so on see also "Hugard's Magic Monthly" (Vol. 1 No. 2, July 1943, p. 6) 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 23
Christian Scherer 3-6-9 deck as calculator, selection found at total 1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 53
Christian Scherer Die Glückszahl faro under the table, card at total of two added cards 1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 79
Paul Swinford Numeric Disclosure spectator cuts off packet and counts it, it is shuffled but not squared in rest, Riffle Shuffle Control, then selection is at earlier number 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 10
Francois Ziegler Layla queens are removed, card chosen, queen of same suit vanishes, reappears when counted down the value of selection 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 413
Karl Fulves That's Impossible! card appears at chosen number (chosen by cut-off packet), using a variation of Fulves' 1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 37
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
Michael Farmer Eight Is Enough eight turns up but is wrong, is used to count to selections 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 591
Del Copley Five Finger Discount card travels from packet to other packet at named number 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 3
Christian Scherer Manipulierter Zufall card from performer and spectator add up to position of selection 1982 Card News '82 107
Gary Goldberg Disoriented using FIRP inspired by "The Invisible Toss" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 204
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Feat spectator finds his card at some position 1984 Thequal 6
Jim Molinari I Predict reversed card predicts position of selection in packet 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1065
Larry Jennings Dice-O-Matic number is arrived at with dice 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 211
Dai Vernon Why am I Here? card found by counting down three times to apparently random values see also "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9),
"Counter Cards" (Bill Simon, Mathematical Magic, 1964, p. 174),
"Three and Out Variation" (John R. Boyko, 1950),
"Follow Down" (1992),
varied by "Devious" (Karl Fulves & Dai Vernon, 1994)
1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 122
Frisbie Saunders Location by the Numbers counting thing, intersting 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 127
Larry Jennings Larry's Favorite performer cuts off named of number of cards, last card is selection, based on "Blackstone's Favorite" (probably reference) see also "Card and Number" (Harry Blackstone, 1938) 1988 The Cardwright 1
Larry Grey Cut to Perfection 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 199
Philip T. Goldstein Encounter duplicate found in second deck when number is counted down, "Interrupted Gilbreath Principle" 1989 Fifth 2
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal three prediction cards, card is selected, prediction cards have same value and when added together total is position of selection in the deck 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 29) 521
Gary Plants Decoy inspired by Stewart Judah's "Decoy Dice" 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 31) 553
Harry Lorayne Would It Be A Miracle? named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection see also "Direct Link" (Alex Elmsley & Bill Reid, 1994) 1990 Trend Setters 39
Alex Elmsley Choosey 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 368
Alex Elmsley Penny Plain performer brings card to special position corresponding with cut-off packet behind back, principle similar to Penelope Principle see also "Second Law" (Karl Fulves, 1970),
varied by "Judah's "Coincidental Position"" (Alex Elmsley & Stewart Judah, 1976),
"A Match Made in Zebulon (A Suburb of Knightdale)" (Steve Beam, 1991)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 374
Steve Pressley Completed Masterpiece I IF Control, free cut principle inspired by "An Incomplete Masterpiece" (Maro Nash, 1977) 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 39) 705
Steve Pressley Completed Masterpiece II as a single card prediction inspired by "An Incomplete Masterpiece" (Maro Nash, 1977) 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 39) 706
Jack Birnman Super Sum four cards produced, total gives position of card see also "The Trapdoor Issue #39" (Steve Beam, 2011) 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 40) 729
Edward Marlo Invisible Toss reappears in the deck at specific position see also "The Invisible Toss" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1992 Card Finesse II 217
Karl Fulves Red Shift count forcing a Two, jokers from beginning change in Twos to indicate value and position (22) of selection 1992 Deceptive Practices 36
Unknown Follow Down "Why Am I Here?" see also "Why am I Here?" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 27
Unknown Stack Countdown spectator stops and then that value is counted down, A-K set-up, published in Pathfinder Magazine 30 years ago (ca. 1930?!) see also "The Perfect Stop Trick" (Edward Marlo, 1945) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 28
Unknown Cards of Cairo stop and count down, bold 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 29
Richard Vollmer Six Plus Five two cards add up to eleven 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2240
Harry Lorayne Nine All Mine using mini stay stack 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 8) 2248
Ernest Earick Lustig for Life named value is cut to, selection at that number varied by "A Curious Location" (Jason England, 2012) 1993 By Forces Unseen 165
Richard Vollmer Ad Libitum fifteenth position 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 1) 2314
Alex Elmsley Second Link two selections, named number corresponds to distance between those cards see also "Direct Link" (Alex Elmsley & Bill Reid, 1994) 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 183
Alex Elmsley Meet Me on the Road selection is found at position of cut-off pile, penelope's principle 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 323
Alex Elmsley & Bill Reid Direct Link featuring Bill Reid's "Automatic Discovery", named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection see also "Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find" (Jack Avis, 1969),
"Would It Be A Miracle?" (Harry Lorayne, 1990),
"Second Link" (Alex Elmsley, 1994)
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 329
Karl Fulves & Dai Vernon Devious inspired by "Why am I Here?" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 1994 Crooked Tales 121
Peter Duffie The Lucky Ten spectator thinks of small number and makes piles 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 53
Marty Kane Zip Code Pip Mode selection found on total of added values of several cards inspired by "Allerchrist Card Trick" (Bert Allerton & Henry Christ, 1950),
see also "Magic with Added Zip" (Marty Kane, 1998)
1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 58) 1110
Paul Harris Bad Estimate performer "accidently" does bad estimation about where the selection lies 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Kinda Guy") 125
Michael Skinner Top and Bottom Blackstone two selections 1996 Classic Sampler 70
Karl Fulves His Card His Number packet cut off and counted, another spectator loses card, card at this number, Penelope's Principle 1996 13 Prophets 28
John Bahu Apocaypse Variatoins Or Additions Variation on Vollmer's "Ad Libitum" 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 5) 2795
Richard Vollmer Down-Under Mystery card selected by down under deal becomes locator 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 8) 2823
Peter Duffie Back To The Future Packet Sum value of four cards tell you how many cards down selection is (Stack first published in Ellison Poland's Wonderful Routines of Magic - The Second Addendum (1994) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 73
Peter Duffie The Winning Formula Three cards set aside, card is selected and lost. Two of the three cards are used to find selection inspired by "Francis Carlyle's Ghost" (Michael Skinner, 1975) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 75
Peter Duffie Trost-worthy Six pairs of cards, spectator selects one pair and adds the values of the cards, count down the deck to find selected card (based on Nick Trost ESP Trick) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 83
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
Marty Kane Magic with Added Zip inspired by "Allerchrist Card Trick" (Bert Allerton & Henry Christ, 1950),
see also "Zip Code Pip Mode" (Marty Kane, 1995)
1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1453
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
Simon Aronson Twice as Hard Cards at named numbers for two free selections see also "Packet Displacement Variations" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 46
Simon Aronson Choices Card at named number inspired by "Chipper" (Phil Goldstein, Chicago Lecture Notes, 1998),
"Chipper" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2002)
2001 Try the Impossible 155
Philip T. Goldstein Chipper card at number, four poker chips with numbers, two decks varied by "Choices" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2002 Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 2
Karl Fulves & Robert E. Neale Distant Marker spectator cuts deck, performer names number and a card of that value is at its numerical position from top 2005 Combo II 110
Bruce Cervon odd combination automatic placement 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 40
Jason England A Curious Location selection lost, number up to 10 named, performer cuts to this value and selection is found that many cards down inspired by "Lustig for Life" (Ernest Earick, 1993) 2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 16
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
Joseph Barry STOCAN V2 card lost, number chosen by removing pile of cards and counting it inspired by "Simple Card at Number" (Joseph Barry) 2015 Blackpool 2015 Inscrutable Notes 6
Joseph Barry STOCAN V2 card lost, number chosen by removing pile of cards and counting it inspired by "Simple Card at Number" (Joseph Barry) 2016 Charlotte's Notes 10