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Unknown La Carte qui Saute en l'air, en Sortant du Jeu, Sans qu'on la Touche card rises from a houlette and flies up into the air, also possible with several cards 1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 54
Unknown Mysteriöses Kartensteigen cards rise out of deck and float in air see also "The Cards Rising Through The Air" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 211
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenmagneta two selections, deck in a glass, one selection rises out of deck and floats to other glass and in midair changes to second selection see also "The Queen of the Air" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 213
Unknown The Queen of the Air card rises from pack and floats to glass goblet on other side of stage, transforms in midair see also "Die Kartenmagneta" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 69
Howard Thurston The "Thurston" Rising Cards card floats into hand, two methods (with or without reel) 1902 The Modern Conjurer 119
Unknown And Yet Again - The Rising Cards cards rise, last one floats out, gaff in sleeve for last card 1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 4
Unknown Method No. 3. Card Rising from Hand to Hand Hair and Wax Pellet, card floats through air to other hand 1938 Greater Magic 389
Unknown Method No. 4. From a Glass Hair and Wax Pellet, card floats through air from glass to hand 1938 Greater Magic 390
Howard Thurston The "Thurston" Rising Cards The Aerial Cards, floating across stage with named cards (assistant) 1938 Greater Magic 412
Unknown A Method for Parlor The Aerial Cards, floating card 1938 Greater Magic 413
Unknown A Second Method The Aerial Cards, floating card, no assistant 1938 Greater Magic 413
Unknown The Queen of the Air The Aerial Cards, card floating from one table to another 1938 Greater Magic 414
Jean Hugard The Aerial Cards - Jean Hugard Method three cards rise out of the deck and float into other hand 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 23
Howard Thurston Howard Thurston Rising Cards cards rise and float into hand 1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 250
Paul Fox & Harlan Tarbell Superba Rising Cards four cards rise and float into hand 1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 255
Howard Thurston Thurston's Floating Card card floats up and down, thread 1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 257
Sid Fleischman & Robert "Bob" J. Gunther The Impromptu Floating Card card floats over palm up hands varied by "Contacting The Spirits" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1945 My Best 63
Joe Karson The Floading Queen card float behind the fingers 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 128
Cardini Cardini's Rising Card floats up into hand, write-up by Milton Tropp 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 937
Karl Fulves Contacting The Spirits top card on small packet floats up, using card with hole in center inspired by "The Impromptu Floating Card" (Sid Fleischman & Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, 1945),
see also "Super Floating Card" (Jerry Andrus & Derek Dingle, 1982)
1979 The Topological False Count 14
Daniel Cros Daniel's Butterfly card cut into butterfly shape, inspired by Kaps' Floating Cork 1979 Close-up Entertainer 119
Paul Harris The Floating Deck half the pack floats above other half 1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book II 19
Jerry Andrus & Jon Racherbaumer & Danny Korem & Gene Castillon 7-Up Float Treatment Andrus' rubber ball floatation, including:
- Effect (Andrus)
- Four-Card Method (Racherbaumer)
- Flap-Card Method (Castillon)
- Sponge Ball Method (Castillon, Racherbaumer)
- Double Flotation (Korem)
1981 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 89
Don England The Upper Deck cased deck floats underneath silk Zombie like, then vanishes from case except for selection 1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Section "Hearts") 1
Jerry Andrus & Derek Dingle Super Floating Card rubber ball and card with hole see also "Contacting The Spirits" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 120
Karl Fulves Close-Up Zombie folded handkerchief is held in front of the deck, selection rises and floats behind the handkerchief à la Zombie 1982 Wireless II 36
Jay Sankey Floater whole deck, ungaffed 1986 Sankey Panky 61
John Samapaga O-C-I top card of 3-card packet floats up 1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 1) 7
Srechko Howard & Paul Harris & Ben Harris Float-Flip-Flight Half of the deck floats up, then selected card shoots out of deck 1986 Killer Klose-Up 69
Ken Krenzel Incredible Full Deck Levitation paper clip gimmick 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 1
Ken Krenzel The "Cases" Deck Levitation deck in case floats at hand 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 6
Ken Krenzel The Haunted Levitation deck floats up at selection 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 7
Ken Krenzel Purist Non-Clip Variations ungaffed version inspired by "Incredible Full Deck Levitation" (Ken Krenzel, 1987) 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 11
Ken Krenzel The Non-Clip Haunted Levitation deck floats up at selection 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 12
Ken Krenzel A Gimmicked Incredible Levitation alternative inspired by "Incredible Full Deck Levitation" (Ken Krenzel, 1987) 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 14
Ken Krenzel "Killer" Floating Deck see also "How to Pop a Floating Deck" (Srechko Howard, 1996) 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 18
Steve Beam The Floating Lady queen floats between two halves of the deck, then the card vanishes, impromptu see also "The Trapdoor Issue #28" (Steve Beam, 2011),
varied by "The Vanishing Lady" (Ken Krenzel, 1990),
"Back to Back Issues" (John Riggs, 1990)
1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 28) 485
Steve Beam Free Fall card fan floats 1990 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 630
Unknown Sponging floating card with attached spongeball 1990 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 639
John Riggs Back to Back Issues inspired by "The Floating Lady" (Steve Beam, 1989) 1990 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 640
Ellis Stanyon The Wonderful Floating Card Trick selection floats from deck into other hand 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 23
Stanley Collins Jumping Cards (The Siamese Bloodstone) cards jump from hat, hat is balanced on the rim of a plate 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 24
Tony Miller Poke Salad card with hole 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 7) 2670
Paul Harris The Floating Deck half the pack floats above other half 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2") 241
Srechko Howard How to Pop a Floating Deck first top half floats above bottom half, then selection pops out see also ""Killer" Floating Deck" (Ken Krenzel, 1987) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2") 247
Michael Kaminskas Heli-Card card rises from deck then it is signed and is spinned in the air, Steve Fearson Hookup 1996 Miracle Material 19
Joel Givens Hover deck floats above the hand, impromptu 1996 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 60) 1154
Karl Fulves Silver Kiss card on pile moves up against spectator's hand, hole in cards 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 36
Bill Morgan Up, Up, and Away card rises out of deck and floats until caught, wax 1998 The Rising Card Book 6
John Carney Ascension four selections, one rises underneath silk, one floats into hand, fountain for last card 2002 The Book of Secrets 300
John Carney The Ascension Gimmick wire stuck to thumb tip 2002 The Book of Secrets 318
Daniel Garcia Dischover Credit card floats between hands, impromptu 2002 Next 4
Jay Sankey & David Acer Uppity Deck on table covered by napkin, deck begins floating ala Zombie Ball, then deck vanishes, leaving only the selected card 2004 Random Acts of Magic 46