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Louis Lam "Coloro" - the Colour Changing Pack of Cards 1935 Would You Believe It? 12
E. L. Whitford Red or Black cards are shown all red or black, or all blue backed, then red backed, also rough smooth, end stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 281
Unknown Speaking of Pink Elephants color changing backs, then a card travels from one half to the other 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 289
Jean Hugard "And the Spectator Blew" 1938 Greater Magic 293
Unknown The Hindu Color Changing Deck 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 208
John Scarne Rapid Transit two decks, performer matches selection then both deck change back color 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 541
Tan Hock Chuan & Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smooth inspired by "Optica Deck" by Edward Bagshawe 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 12
Bert Fenn Jokerneurosis rainbow deck of jokers, four cards transform into aces, then the faces into a normal deck 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 202) 807
Milton Kort Color Change & Follow Up Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread), red/blue card see also "Kort's Color-changing Deck" (Milton Kort, 1999) 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Audley Walsh The Perfect Deck Switch pseudo deck switching, presentation 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 294) 1174
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's Colour Changing Pack standart 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 25
Harry Lorayne Fantasia aces are found without looking at faces, then deck changes color 1962 Close-up Card Magic 255
Edward Marlo K. M. Move as a Passer - Second Idea sequence, showing cards to have wrong back color 1962 The K. M. Move 15
Edward Marlo Chameleon Deck Routine all-backs and all-faces routine with color changing back kicker 1964 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 65
Harry Lorayne Color Coincidence all cards except two selections change color 1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 8
Roy Walton Fellow Travellers with color change kicker 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 198
Theodore Annemann The Color Changing Deck from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 147
Ian Baxter Favorite Color Changing Pack 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 72
Charlie Miller Color Switch two decks, color of backs change places 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 11
Allan Ackerman Color Triumphant color changing deck climax 1971 The Esoterist 32
Paul Curry & Harry Lorayne The Color-Changing Deck Lorayne's handling for Curry's routine 1971 Reputation-Makers 239
Bruce Cervon All Shook Up color changing Triumph, red-blue double backer, including "Non-Gimmicked Method" 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 3
Derek Dingle Color Triumphant color changing deck climax see also "Color Triumphant...Again" (John Carney, 1973 (ca.)),
"Color Triumphant II" (Derek Dingle, 1982),
varied by "Triumph Color Change" (Jean Faré, 1977),
"J.C.'s Color Changing Deck Routine" (John C. Wagner, 1978),
"Color Triumphant" (Wesley James, 2004)
1971 Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins 3
Edward Marlo Prediction Surprise & Clock Combination card chosen with cut & count procedure has odd back, re-counting force, ambiguous color changing deck see also "Overkill" (Les Emberg & Allan Ackerman & Edward Marlo, 1980) 1971 On the Clock Effect 10
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Suprising Jokers four jokers change backs, then deck 1972 Card Cavalcade 68
Frank Garcia New York Opener 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 13
"Senator" Clark Crandall Crandall's Rainbow rainbow deck 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 139
Karl Fulves Double Chameleon double color changing deck, posed as a problem 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part One 21
Derek Dingle All Backs aces lost and found in process, color changing backs kicker, 20 r/b double backers see also "All Backs Routine" (Derek Dingle, 1975 (ca.)) 1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 179
Karl Fulves Chameleon Deck all backs and color changing deck combo 1973 Notes From Underground 35
John Carney Color Triumphant...Again triumph, then all cards except selection change color of the back see also "Color Triumphant" (Derek Dingle, 1971) 1973 (ca.) Revolutionary Close Up - Part One 4
John Carney Chameleon Aces aces cut to, aces change back color, then rest of deck 1973 (ca.) Revolutionary Close Up - Part One 6
Edward Marlo A Routine of Surprises with color changing deck inspired by "Double Surprise" (Edward Marlo & Brother John Hamman, 1974) 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 45
Mike Boden Marked packed trick with color changing deck see also "Marked Cards" (Howard Flint, 1972),
"One In Four" (Doug Alker, 1977)
1974 Card Cavalcade II 5
Mike Boden & Ed Smeal Marked! - Alternate Handling with lapping deck switch by Ed Smeal inspired by "Marked" (Mike Boden, 1974) 1974 Card Cavalcade II 10
Dr. Richard Cook Color Changing Deck all backs phase, then aces and faces appear, all backs change colors except aces 1974 Card Cavalcade II 48
Karl Fulves Technicolor Cards performer cuts to four aces, but they have different back color, then he cuts to correct aces but then deck changes color
- The Magician Cuts to the Aces
- The Gambler Cuts to the Aces
inspired by "No-Crimp Ace Cutting" (Karl Fulves, 1973),
see also "Babel" (Karl Fulves, 1975),
varied by "R & B" (Bob Brook, 1979)
1974 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 1
William Larsen & T. Page Wright Trick #4 backs change from red to blue, cards become blank and back to normal also published as in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 789
Ken Krenzel & Derek Dingle & Matt Coran Visual Reverse and Color Change tunnel effect, card reverses, back changes color and eventually whole deck changes color, probably Matt Corin see also "Dingle's Tunnel-Change" (Derek Dingle, 1975) 1975 (ca.) Additional Deceptions 5
Derek Dingle All Backs Routine aces lost and found in process, color changing backs kicker, 20 r/b double backers see also "All Backs" (Derek Dingle, 1973) 1975 (ca.) Additional Deceptions 13
Edward Marlo Notes on the Color Changing Deck Routine 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 133
Edward Marlo Complete Revised Routine effect combo with twisting and back change 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 128
Roy Walton & Paul Swinford A/Rainbow small packet then deck change back color 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 288
Jon Racherbaumer & Stewart James Taking Further Than That Too Far production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuff see also "Further Than That" (Stewart James, 1941) 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 25
Doug Alker The Useless Pack all backs then all faces, then all backs again but with different color see also "Kicker Colour Change" (Richard M. Gamble, 1983) 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8) 249
Eric Mason & Frank Everhardt Eca Tuoba Ecaf borrowed deck, transforms into a rainbow deck see also "Chicago Opener" (Frank Everhardt, 1972) 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 277
Paul Harris Joker Poker triumph with color changing back kicker, Color Stunner 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 33
Paul Harris Color Stunner color changing deck triumph, credit to Dingle for plot 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 41
Paul Harris Tap Dancing Finale color changing back finale of "The Infamous Tap-Dancing Cards" inspired by "The Infamous Tap-Dancing Cards" (Paul Harris, 1976) 1976 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 51
John Carney Chameleon Aces aces cut to, aces change back color, then rest of deck 1976 Enigma 2
Nick Trost Color-Changing Pack 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 34
Karl Fulves 52-Card Monte gag presentation with two single cards and rest of deck as third card, color changing deck kicker inspired by Bob Still's Monte Routine 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 927
Karl Fulves Carte Blanche cards become blank 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 322
Larry Jennings Transmutation see also "The Transmutated Deck" (Larry Jennings, 1997),
"The Transmutated Cards" (Larry Jennings, 1997)
1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 42
Barry Govan Perplexed 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 84
Doug Alker One In Four inspired by "Marked" (Mike Boden, 1974) 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8) 390
Jean Faré Triumph Color Change Handling of Color Triumphant by Derek Dingle (uses Marlo's Hung Card gimmick) inspired by "Color Triumphant" (Derek Dingle, 1971) 1977 Card Tricks, French Style 35
Allan Ackerman & Derek Dingle Thinking it Through color chaning deck climax 1978 Here's My Card 37
Ken Krenzel Ken's Kolor Finesse some handling finesses 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 164
John C. Wagner J.C.'s Color Changing Deck Routine inspired by "Color Triumphant" (Derek Dingle, 1971) 1978 7 Secrets 36
Doug Alker Rainbow Triumph three cards, triumph, rainbow deck as a kicker 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 518
Edward Marlo Swindle Triumph color changing deck, single odd-backed card used 1978 Arch Triumphs 12
Roy Walton Caper starts with gag 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1084
Richard Kaufman Number Nine Blue values of three selections add up to previous selection, they transform into mates, then back color of deck changes, colorchanging back addition see also "Strange Harmony" (Harry Lorayne, 1979) 1979 CardMagic 12
Richard Kaufman HaLo Changes Color Again ace cutting with color changing deck kicker 1979 CardMagic 78
Philip T. Goldstein A Simple Mutation 1979 Goldstein's Gallery 15
Bob Brook R & B selection matches odd-backed prediction, than the back colors change of deck and prediction inspired by Harry Franke trick in Hugard's Magic Monthly,
"Technicolor Cards" (Karl Fulves, 1974)
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1229
Gene Maze & Richard Kaufman Where, Oh, Where? (Everywhere and Nowhere No. 2) all blank climax 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 85
Paul Harris Double Decker presentation for color changing deck 1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book I 1
Rovi Are You Colour Blind? two cards taped together, used like a pocket card 1980 Rovi Reveals 6
Andrew Galloway The Bluff Colour Changing Pack two card selected from red deck, then cards are found and it turns out, that selections are only two red backed cards in blue backed deck 1980 Diverting Card Magic 20
Don England Color Changing Deck Triumph with kicker 1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Section "Clubs") 41
Derek Dingle Triple Color-Changing All Backs Aces 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 202
Derek Dingle Master Poker Demonstration combination, color changing deck climax 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 207
Derek Dingle Technicolor All Backs color changing deck climax 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 200
Derek Dingle Color Triumphant II color changing deck climax see also "Color Triumphant" (Derek Dingle, 1971) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 199
Derek Dingle Deluxe Anytime Color Triumphant color chaning deck kicker 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 196
Derek Dingle Double Color-Changing Deck 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 209
Edward Marlo Color Changing Backs first packet, then full deck follows, red-blue double backers 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 24
Richard M. Gamble Kicker Colour Change color changing all backs see also "The Useless Pack" (Doug Alker, 1976) 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1106
Derek Dingle The Rainbow Deck 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 36
David Regal Audacity Based deck changes back color and suits are changed to reverse colors printing (spades and clubs red, hearts and diamonds black) 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 963
Pascal Monmoine Chameleon 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1231
Roy Walton Rainbow Road with three colors and with rainbow deck variation 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1246
Stephen Tucker Empress Blue deck sandwiched between two random cards, the two random cards end up sandwiching selection, rest of deck turns red 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 45
Paul Harris Blue Tattoo changing back color of deck one by one varied by "Blue Tattoo (revised)" (Paul Harris, 1996) 1984 Close-up Seductions 87
Keith Breen "Wild!" a four-climax double color-changing deck/card routine, deck switch with lapping 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1103
Gerald Deutsch Colorful Spell card is spelled to, reversed itself, color changing backs kicker 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 110
Unknown Color Changing Pack red-blue double backer, "running-cut optical illusion" 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 22
Richard Bartram Color Coordinated Triumph! color changing deck climax 1985 Close-Up of the Damned 32
Edward Marlo Color Changing Case and Deck 1985 / 93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 80
Don England Peek-a-Boo Color Changing Deck visual color change of the back 1985 / 93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 21
Don England Technicolor Inversion Color Changing Deck Kicker 1985 / 93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 25
Don England & Richard Kaufman Peek-a-Boo Inversion Color Changing Deck Kicker 1985 / 93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 26
Ben Harris Super Cruel Triumph Triumph effect with color changing back kicker, half the deck is of different color 1986 Killer Klose-Up 72
Ken Simmons Triumphing for a Change color changing deck kicker 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 33
Darwin Ortiz Greek Poker poker stacking triumph, color changing deck kicker varied by "(Pseudo) Marked Deck Routine" (Antonio Zuccaro, 2011) 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 66
Bruce Cervon All Shook Up Color Changing Triumph 1988 The Cervon File 242
Bruce Cervon All Shook Up - ungaffed Color Changing Triumph 1988 The Cervon File 247
Bruce Cervon Three Way Color Changing Deck prelude effect for CC Deck Routine 1988 The Cervon File 208
Nate Leipzig Two-Deck Transposition 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 221
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
1988 Seminarheft 14
Shigeo Takagi Reddish-Blue Triumph Color Changing Deck Kicker 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 3) 1618
David Williamson The Hypnotist red hot mama / chicago opener with full deck color change climax 1989 Williamson's Wonders 69
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1988),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
1989 Seminarheft 28
Juan Tamariz & Luis Garcia & Gabriel Moreno Half-Escorial half the cards dealt face up, half face down, face up cards change back color see also "Escorial-76" (Juan Tamariz, 1989 / 91) 1989 / 91 Sonata 180
John Bannon & John West Strangers' Gallery 1990 Secret Weapons 3
Alex Elmsley Ambitious Stranger ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes color 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 299
Alex Elmsley A Strange Story great presentation about a poker game 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 401
John Carney Slow Fade to Red first cards in a small packet, then full deck change color 1991 Carneycopia 215
John Bannon & Larry West Strangers' Gallery varied by "Rainbow Connection" (Michael Kaminskas, 1996) 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 68
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1988),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
1991 Magie 20
Jack Carpenter West Coast Cooler deck switch as skill demonstration, secret switch possible in course of routine 1992 Modus Operandi 123
Ken Simmons Triumphing for a Change color changing deck kicker see also "Triumphing for a Change" (Ken Simmons, 1986) 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 24
Alex Elmsley The Red and the Blue two decks change place except for two selections in them varied by "The Bled and the Rue" (Jack Parker, 2007),
"My System to Show Red & Blue Backs" (Ramón Riobóo, 2010)
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 131
Alex Elmsley The Shy Chameleon triumph routine in which backs are not seen to delay color changing deck effect 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 136
Gene Maze MindBreaker spectator choses card in blue-backed deck, rest changes to red cards, inverted Brainwave 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 76
David Neighbors Colorful Rip-Off Triumph cards shuffled face up / face down, face up cards are "ripped through" deck except selection, with color changing back kicker inspired by "Triumph Rip-Off" (John Carney, 1991) 1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3) 1
Peter Duffie A Hint of a Tint Universal Card with color changing deck kicker 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 97
Gary Plants "Killer" Poker-Deal Demo color changing deck climax 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2662
Paul Harris Color Stunner color changing deck triumph 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "The Magic of Paul Harris") 55
Paul Harris Double Decker presentation for color changing deck 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2") 211
Paul Harris Blue Tattoo (revised) changing back color of deck one by one inspired by "Blue Tattoo" (Paul Harris, 1984) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Seductions") 173
Karl Fulves Department of Corrections red-backed card in blue-backed deck, spectator deals face-up and turns one card face-dwon, it's blue, rest changes to red inspired by "Remote Control" (Annemann) 1996 13 Prophets 42
Michael Kaminskas Rainbow Connection rainbow deck climax inspired by "Strangers' Gallery" (John Bannon & Larry West, 1991) 1996 Miracle Material 24
Larry Jennings The Transmutated Deck see also "Transmutation" (Larry Jennings, 1977) 1997 Jennings '67 119
Nick Trost The Observation Test see also "Red and Blue (Improved)" (Bob Lotz, in Rufus Steele's The Last Word on Cards, 1952) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 17
Nick Trost & Earle Oakes Technicolor Change First appeared in Precursor X by Bill Miesel, 1986. inspired by trick performed by Father Paul Zipfel for 1966 IBM Convention Close Up Competition in Indianapolis 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 187
Milton Kort Kort's Color-changing Deck Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread) (first published in The New Phoenix, No. 288, Aug 1953) see also "Color Change & Follow Up" (Milton Kort, 1953) 1999 Kort 65
Oliver Erens Chicago - and Beyond chicago opener, deck changes color and then back to original color as climax 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 29
Don England Phase 51 - Revisited and in Color card to pocket with 51 to pocket climax and C.C. inspired by "Phase 51" (Don England, 1981) 2001 Don England's Paradox 26
Paul Curry The Color-Changing Deck one red/blue double backer 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 71
Aaron Fisher Helter Skelter card and deck change color 2002 The Paper Engine 101
Dai Vernon & Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz The Color-Changing Deck two-color double backer 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1333
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
David Acer Colour Inversion Inversion plot with color changing deck 2004 Random Acts of Magic 41
Joshua Jay Over Easy Scrambled Small packet Triumph, selection is odd-backed, then deck changes color inspired by "Over Easy" (David Acer, 2004) 2004 Random Acts of Magic 82
David Acer Switchback Two decks, card selected in red deck transposes with blue card in blue deck. Then, both decks transpose. 2004 Random Acts of Magic 156
Simon Lovell & David Acer The Painted Deck Using a card fan, face card is changed twice, then backs of the deck changes to blue from red 2004 Random Acts of Magic 184
Wesley James Color Triumphant inspired by "Color Triumphant" (Derek Dingle, 1971) 2004 Enchantments 309
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1988),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
2006 Compilation 58
Jack Parker The Bled and the Rue Selection from red deck appears in blue deck after a weird transposition inspired by "The Red and the Blue" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 2007 52 Memories 68
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1988),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2006)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 31
Steve Reynolds A Spin on the Color-Changing Deck Find four Aces from the deck, rest of deck changes color 2009 Route 52 60
Joshua Jay Technicolor Intro-verted "Featuring a color-changing deck kicker" inspired by "Intro-verted" (John Guastaferro, 2010) 2010 One Degree 23
John Guastaferro Ballet Stunner color changing back kicker 2010 One Degree 101
John Guastaferro More on the Ballet Cut - 7. Color Clash 2010 One Degree 108
Antonio Zuccaro (Pseudo) Marked Deck Routine Performer demonstrates how marked decks can be used in a game (deck is turned face up) - cuts to four Aces, center deals four Aces, before color changing deck ending as a kicker inspired by "Greek Poker" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988) 2011 Finding The Center 59
Patrick Lehnen Blue Hot Mama hole deck changes as a climax, blue-red double backer, see also Luke Dancy “Chicago Closer“ 2013 Lecture Notes 17