Destroyed & "Rediscovered"
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Reginald Scot Of private confederacie, and of Bandons pigeon on using stooges, for example for burnt and rediscovered card 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Section "XIII") 174
Unknown The "Torn Card" card restored except corner, which then visibly reappears, different versions of the mechanical card explained 1876 Modern Magic 139
Unknown The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device 1876 Modern Magic 358
Professor Field Professor Field's Card Frame pieces shot with pistol on the frame 1889 Tricks with Cards 172
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards lost and found, then teared up and put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points 1889 Tricks with Cards 206
Unknown & Bland The Card Bouquet five cards are destroyed and shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, some reverse and one has a corner missing which is visibly restored, very mechanical apparatus 1889 Tricks with Cards 241
Unknown The new Watch and Card Target pistol shot on target, where card appears minus corner, then corner as well, watch appears there too inspired by "The Watch Target" (1876) 1890 More Magic 403
Unknown Citrone und Karte burned card appears in chosen lemon see also "The Cards and the Orange Tree" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 39
Unknown Chemische Reparaturanstalt card marked on both ends and cut in half, one half burnt and found in nest of envelope see also "The Halved Card" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 71
Unknown Der geheimnisvolle Cylinderhut three cards are burnt and fired with pistol against top hat where they reappear see also "Cards Shot Against a Hat" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 166
Unknown Extraordinary Restoration procedure for adding and forcing the extra corner 1897 New Era Card Tricks 75
Unknown Cards Shot Against a Hat three selections torn up and shot at borrowed hat, where they appear attached to the crown of the hat see also "Der geheimnisvolle Cylinderhut" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 80
Unknown The Card and Handkerchief card visibly appears attached to handkerchief 1897 New Era Card Tricks 89
Unknown The Halved Card card cut in half, one half destroyed and rediscovered, variant in which the half is brought in theater by district messenger boy (Western Union Card Trick) see also "Chemische Reparaturanstalt" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 130
Unknown The Phoenix picture card burned and restored minus a corner, tearing off a corner off double card 1897 New Era Card Tricks 132
Frederick Barrington Barrington's Torn Card Trick card torn in 4 pieces, one freely selected, rest burned and fired with piston onto nest of envelope in which restored card with missing piece is found varied by "My Handling of the Barrington's Torn Card Trick" (Vanni Bossi & Frederick Barrington, 2005) 1909 The Art of Magic 96
Unknown Resurrection of the Cards four selection burnt, ashes in glass, restored cards "walk" out of glass 1909 The Art of Magic 207
John Northern Hilliard Card, Orange and Candle torn and burnt card discovered inside orange with corner proof, wet card is shot on candle with pistol an appears in flame dry and restored 1909 The Art of Magic 225
Stanley Collins Le Dernier Cri Mutilated Card Experiment card cut into four pieces, three are burnt and found restored in nest of envelopes 1915 Original Magical Creations 46
Charles T. Jordan Cremo! Card Restoration Extraordinary card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 33
Oswald Rae Card and Cigarette three pieces of a signed and torn card in envelope transform into tobacco, card is found restored in cigarette, last piece fits 1929 More Practical Patter 8
Oswald Rae The Phoenix Card and Ring Mystery signed card is torn in quarters and put in an envelope, a finger ring is added and everything burnt with a candle, finger ring with rolled up restored card is found in ball of wool inside a parcel also published as "The Phoenix Card and Ring Mystery" in "The Magic Wand" 1930 Original Magic 1
Theodore Annemann The Borrowed Deck Tragedy selection turns over in deck, then it's put in an envelope and envelope destroyed, card reappears face up in deck, borrowed deck, duplicate 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 3
Theodore Annemann The Improved Burned Card selection turns over, is burned and reappears in deck, double facer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 136
Charles T. Jordan Cremo Card Restoration card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Al Saal The New Torn Corner Card pieces placed in handkerchief transform in note with message, other card becomes restored card 1938 Greater Magic 248
Theodore Annemann Card in High initialed card burned in newspaper (dummy card printed on newspaper), reappears in rubber banded wallet (with dummy behind glass) see also ""At Last, Poor Yorick, I knew him when"" (Theodore Annemann, 1940) 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 95) 585
Laurie Ireland The Card in the Sandwich card torn vanishes in box and appears in sandwich, corner fits 1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1940") 2
Dell O'Dell & James F. Herpick Kiss and Tell lipstick kissed card by female spectator is burnt and a blank card in an initialed envelope transforms into it 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 74
Theodore DeLand Cremation selection is burnt and a glass half filled with confetti is shown, the confetti vanishes and the selection is inside the glass varied by "Cremation" (Karl Fulves, 1978) 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 87
Unknown Card in the Egg - Wand torn and restored card to egg 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 69
George Armstrong Avatara borrowed deck, card is selected one is thought of, selected is burnt, and the other card vanishes from borrowed deck, both appear in a nest of envelopes in the performer's wallet held by spectator 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 93) 376
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
Paul Curry Gutter Magic card is found on the street, destroyed and vanished, then found again at the same spot as in the beginning also published as "The Malini Idea" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 132) 532
George G. Kaplan The Card in the Balloon torn and restored card in balloon 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 128
Jack Yeager Card in Egg Routine De Luxe torn card restored in egg, corner verification, with wand 1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1949") 17
George Coon The Card and Cigarette Case torn and restored card to cigarette case, 2 pieces proof 1958 The Close-Up Magician 18
Robert Parrish Card in Orange corner proof, card torn up see also "The Card in the Orange" (Robert Parrish, 1995) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 169
Scotty York & Samuel Berland Simplex Card in the Purse card is signed by performer and spectator then torn and vanished only to be rediscovered and restored in the purse 1975 Lecture 51
Unknown Of private confederacy. burned card appears somewhere, Richard Kaufman's transcription of Reginald Scot's card section 1979 CardMagic 66
Al Mann & T. Page Wright & William Larsen The Royal Album torn and restored card, corner as a reference, Al Koran Wallet see also Sphinx Vol.27 #9, 1928 1981 The "H" Factor 26
Larry Jennings Structured - A Routine with the Jennings Wallet (Signed Torn and Restored Card to Envelope) card torn, appears restored in envelope in wallet, featuring the Jennings Wallet 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 6
Larry Jennings Structured card torn, appears restored in envelope in wallet, featuring the Jennings Wallet 1988 The Cardwright 188
Robert Parrish The Card in the Orange see also "Card in Orange" (Robert Parrish, 1969) 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 89
Guy Hollingworth Burnt and Restored Card UCS 1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 14
Guy Hollingworth A Destroyed and Reproduced Card UCS, found in envelope or sealed pack varied by "Drawing to Impossible Location" (Guy Hollingworth & Wayne Houchin, 2014) 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 219
Guy Hollingworth Burnt and Restored Card UCS, card found in Sealed Pack 2000 Excerpts 1
Paul Curry The Malini Idea card is found on the streets, torn and vanished, then it's found back on the spot before, corner fits also published as "Gutter Magic" (Paul Curry, 1947) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 268
Vanni Bossi & Frederick Barrington My Handling of the Barrington's Torn Card Trick with universal switching gimmick for small objects inspired by "Barrington's Torn Card Trick" (Frederick Barrington, 1909) 2005 Vanni Bossi Las Vegas Lecture 5
Michael Ammar & Gary Plants Restored Card To Wallet torn pieces change to credit card, card restored from wallet 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 282
Vanni Bossi & Frederick Barrington A Good Torn Card Trick inspired by "Barrington's Torn Card Trick" (Frederick Barrington, 1909) 2007 Lecture Notes Las Vegas 2007 5
Bill Abbott Autograph x2 card travels into wallet twice, it is apparently torn in between, Mullica Wallet 2008 Cocktail Card Magic 15
Roberto Giobbi Carta-da-Fé how to burn a card 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "June 21") 184
Guy Hollingworth Burnt and Restored Card reappears in sealed deck, UCS 2015 Renovations 43
Vanni Bossi Framing the Sandman card appears in frame minus torn corner, ungaffed inspired by "The Card in the Frame" (1909) 2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 8
Andy (The Jerx) Hallmark Card torn into pieces, one piece held by spectator. Pieces vanish, restored card found in envelope 2016 The Jerx 229
Andy (The Jerx) Epilogue Describes trick where a card is torn, and restored via "actual" time travel 2016 The Jerx 337