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Unknown The Expanding and Diminishing Cards in several stages, vanish finale 1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 118
Unknown Red or Black deck of all black cards becomes all red, face-up face-down alternating cards as impromptu rough-smooth principle 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 231
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans 1938 Greater Magic 12
Unknown & Dr. Jacob Daley Snap!! "A Quick Trick", card appears outjogged from fan, with "take any card" gag by Daley 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 11
Unknown Reverse Blank Fan 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 31
Louis Zingone Block of Reversed Cards hidden in Fan tight fan 1940 Expert Card Technique 345
Unknown The Diminishing Cards - Sleight of Hand Method 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 48
Tom Sellers Double Fan for Fan Workers splitting a fan in two 1943 Magical Mixture 11
Del Monte New Color Change of a Giant Card Fan with fanning cards 1945 My Best 132
Paul LePaul An Instantaneous Palm Flourish fan production 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 115
Paul LePaul A Card Fan Flourish fan production 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 119
Lee Grabel Two Grabel Mysteries spectator reads other spectator's mind, reverse fan to force card see also "Climax!" (Henry Christ, 1936) 1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 25
Edward Marlo Delayed Fan Control step fan, as Triple Peek Control, two methods 1952 Control Systems 83
Edward Marlo Faro Fan Constraint to apparently give a free choice to think of a card, but only half the cards are visible 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 23
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 53
Edward Marlo & Alex Elmsley Marlo's Faro Jogs handling possibilities for Alex Elmsley's Faro Fan idea
- Five Methods
- Side Jog to Angle Jog
- Angle Jog to Side Jog
- Table Faro Angle Jog
- Up Jogging the Reversed Card (two methods)
inspired by "Faro Fan" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 54
Edward Marlo Tabled Faro Fan Set-Up using table faro or only even riffle shuffle to get into Faro Fan configuration see also "Faro Fan" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 59
Alex Elmsley & Edward Marlo Thumb-Fan Hide-Out jogged card, as switch 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 100
Edward Marlo Jog Fan handling for pressure fan with jog(s) 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 56
Edward Marlo The Insertion Method: As a Multiple Control cards fanned with four jogged cards, overhand shuffle see also "The Fan Control" (Andrew Wimhurst, 1998) 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 58
Edward Marlo Fantastic Fingertip Controls with step fan, and one hand closing of fan, see also page 85 for "Added Notes on the One Hand Closing of the Fan" 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 60
Edward Marlo right-hand pressure fan notes reverse fan applications, hiding face-up cards in face-down fan, All Backs, ..., right-handed pressure fan suggested by Frank Shields varied by "The Spectator's Triumph" (Allan Ackerman & Heck, 1978),
also published as "Right-Handed Pressure Fan" (Frank Shields, 2017)
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 210
Alex Elmsley & Edward Marlo Faro Fan - 1st Discard - In the Hands
- 2nd Discard - On the Table
- 1st Technique - in the Hands
- 2nd Technique
1974 The Ten Hand Poker Stack 117
Jerry Andrus Basic Utility Fan Move 1976 Andrus Card Control 48
Warren Wiersbe Pressure Fan with step after peek 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 72
Lewis Ganson Double Fan Separation 1978 A New Look at Card Fans 17
Lewis Ganson The Flash Change with a card fan deck 1978 A New Look at Card Fans 19
Lewis Ganson Fan False Shuffle 1978 A New Look at Card Fans 29
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 182
Unknown Faro Fan 1981 Cardworks 67
Jon Racherbaumer Drawing a Blank tips on the reverse fan 1982 Card Finesse 58
Jon Racherbaumer Jog-Podge Control finessed, with fan 1982 Card Finesse 125
Unknown Small Packet Fan Faro 1982 Best of Friends 260
Martin A. Nash Disarming Hide-Out fanning deck while cards are in Gambler's Cop 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 48
Martin A. Nash Disarming Hide-Out fanning deck while cards are in Gambler's Cop 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 873
Unknown Faro Fan 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1232
Dai Vernon Mental Five one of 5, using pressure fan hideout see also "Brainweave" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25,26&27) 243
Dai Vernon & Max Malini Peek Control holding break as deck is balanced on fingers, then step fan (1939) see also "The Wheel Location" (1940) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Frederick Braue Braue Fan Jog fan with a retained jogged card 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 17
Unknown Sliding Key Force card under fan 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 22
Frederick Braue Telemagic spectator finds another spectator's card in a corner of the room
(a.) card reversed
(b.) reverse fan
- Braue's new method with double facer
see also "Reverse Fan" (1997),
"Reversed Card" (1997)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 13
Dan MacMillan Pressure Fan Cull during the square up varied by "Olram's Fan Cull" (Edward Marlo, 1986) 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 61
Edward Marlo Olram's Fan Cull inspired by "Pressure Fan Cull" (Dan MacMillan, 1986) 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 71
Juan Tamariz Concealment in Left Hand Fan TPC 1989 / 91 Sonata 36
Alex Elmsley & John Bannon False False Shuffle faro fan 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 27
Alex Elmsley Jog Fan brief 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 14
Unknown Bluff Fan Distribution cards together but look apart 1992 Modus Operandi 35
Bill Kalush Almost Immediately card taken from fan is known instantly 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2242
Unknown The Reverse One-handed Fan 1994 Card College - Volume 1 182
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan varied by "Marlo's Faro Jogs" (Edward Marlo & Alex Elmsley, 1964) 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 341
Juan Tamariz Concealment in Left Hand Fan 1994 The Tamariz Perpendicular Control 10
Darwin Ortiz Biased Pressure Fan reverse fan version see also "right-hand pressure fan notes" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 1995 Cardshark 51
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan 1997 Alex Is At It Again (Section "") 21
Unknown Reverse Fan spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan see also "Telemagic" (Frederick Braue, 1985),
also published as "The Amateur Mindreader" (1997)
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Unknown The Amateur Mindreader spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan also published as "Reverse Fan" (1997) 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 8
Andrew Wimhurst The Fan Control fanning with 4 jogged cards see also "The Insertion Method: As a Multiple Control" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 1998 Down Under Deals 7
Dai Vernon Fan and Step technique to delay the formation of a break 1998 Card College - Volume 3 536
Paul LePaul The LePaul Automatic Jog-Control convincing 1998 Card College - Volume 3 538
Unknown The Diagonal Insertion and Fan 1998 Card College - Volume 3 540
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan 1999 Classic Handlings 31
Chuck Smith The Regular Double-Fan force application, also for half forcing deck 2000 Tools Of The Trade 12
Chuck Smith The Regular Reverse Fan double fan application 2000 Tools Of The Trade 14
Paul Curry Fan Force with reverse fan 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 284
Darwin Ortiz Biased Pressure Fan half the deck face-up, looks face down see also "right-hand pressure fan notes" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 190
Thomas Baxter The Fan Cop 2002 The Action Cop 21
David Regal Hidden Face-up Cards in Face-Down Reverse Fan from "Clandestine Collections" (Close Up & Personal) 2002 Constant Fooling 1 76
Dai Vernon Fan with Step 2003 Card Fictions 54
Allan Ackerman The HP Action Hidden Packet maneuver, underneath thumb fan 2005 Ackerman 2004 9
Allan Ackerman The HP Half Pass Hidden Packet maneuver, under cover of thumb fan 2005 Ackerman 2004 11
Kevin Ho Repainted Blank fan visually changes to fan with indices 2008 Smooth Operations 54
Unknown Hidden Face-up Cards in Face-Down Reverse Fan cards inserted next to them 2009 Route 52 58
Unknown Blank Reverse Fan tip 2010 One Degree 4
Unknown Reverse Fan 2013 Lecture Notes 24
Frank Shields Right-Handed Pressure Fan suggestion also published as "right-hand pressure fan notes" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 15
Jack Carpenter Scarne's Dream deck is fanned and instantly four outjogged Aces appear in fan 2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 47