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John J. Crimmins Jr. The Case of the Four Kings four aces and 4 kings 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 327
Al Baker The Migrating Cards odd backed, all at once in spectators' pockets 1938 Greater Magic 292
Dai Vernon Follow the Leader 1938 Greater Magic 578
F. Jackson Restless Colors 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 48) 337
Jack Vosburgh Stalemate 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 113) 671
Dai Vernon "Follow The Leader" 1941 / 49 Select Secrets 14
Audley Walsh Ten Card Color Change 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 201
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue A Palace Revolt twelve court and spot cards transpose in one phase 1943 Tricks and Sleights 22
F. Jackson Restless Colors 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 22
Neal Elias Follow the Leader see also "Following Elias" (Milton Kort, 1984) 1946 At the Table Tricks 9
Edward Marlo Aces over Kings aces and kings, 3rd quartet comes in, should be named "Aces, Kings & Tens" see also "Triumph Plus" (Jim Lee & Edward Marlo, 1972) 1947 Marlo In Spades 52
George G. Kaplan A Lesson in Misdirection "self-worker" 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 74
John Howie + or - ? using two four of a kinds, transformation kicker see also Ralph Hull's "Positive and Negative Cards" in Trevor Hull's "The Testament of Ralph Hull",
"Positive & Negative Cards" (Ken Beale & Ralph W. Hull, 1980)
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 611
Charles Nagle Traveling Aces Ace assembly (with a touch of Follow the Leader), effect and method identical to Simplicity Four Ace Trick by Stewart James see also "Simplicity Four Ace Trick" (Stewart James, 1937) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 13
Edward Marlo Follow the Leader 1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 6
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight with extra cards, false switches and the delight switch varied by "Daley Delivery" (Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), 2015),
also published as "Daley's Delight" (Dr. Jacob Daley, 1956)
1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 220) 878
Hen Fetsch & Cy Keller Double sequence, card is half red and half black 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 261) 1044
Edward Marlo Follow the Leader 1953 The Cardician 161
Dai Vernon Follow the Leader, Jr. five blacks and five reds varied by "Effort for Follow the Leader" (Alex Elmsley, 1953) 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 277) 1107
Alex Elmsley Effort for Follow the Leader ideas for Vernon's Follow the Leader, Jr. inspired by "Follow the Leader, Jr." (Dai Vernon, 1953) 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 283) 1131
Al Honeycutt Honeycutt's Honeycutter aces transpose with kings, à a follow the leader varied by "Doomed Again" (Karl Fulves, 1976),
"Heir to the Throne" (Milton Kort, 1999)
1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 289) 1154
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight with extra cards, false switches and the delight switch also published as "Daley's Delight" (Dr. Jacob Daley, 1951) 1956 The Best in Magic 132
Walter Coleman Follow the Leader 1957 26 Originals 5
Brother John Hamman The Chameleon Colors reds and blacks separated, some red cards change to black and back, then halves transpose varied by "Chameleon Colors Revisited" (Wesley James, 2004) 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 37
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zig Zag matched in value and in numerical paired sequence 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 14
Dai Vernon Follow The Leader 1962 Early Vernon 42
Howard Lyons Further Data on the Foregoing Trick credit information on "Follow The Leader" plot 1962 Early Vernon 43
Harry Lorayne Criss-Cross one phase only, repeated as challenge, for credit comments see page 16 of Kabbala, Vol. 2 1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 16
Harry Lorayne Six Card Follow the Leader Phase 1967 Deck-Sterity 94
William P. Miesel 3rd Flight follow the leader with 3 quartets 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 48
Dai Vernon Follow the Leader 1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 36
Gerald Kosky Transpose & Follow 1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 84
Peter Kane Red - Blue - Transpo four red red-backed & four black blue-backed spot cards 1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 5
Sam Leo Horowitz Follow The Leader two four-of-a-kinds 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 451
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus queens and kings are paired, yet separate again 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 452
Sam Leo Horowitz Put-Back Move one card exchanged while two four-of-a-kinds are displayed and separated 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 456
Karl Fulves Fellow Followers this is actually page 36B 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 36
Karl Fulves Mini Followers 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 47
Karl Fulves Random Followers 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 119
Karl Fulves Napoleon two 4-card packets see also "Matching Miracle" (Karl Fulves, 1974) 1973 Notes From Underground 58
Edward G. Brown Pictures and Pips with twelve picture and twelve number cards, in two tumblers 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 56
Philip T. Goldstein Goldstein's F.T.L. 1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 6
Ian Baxter Supertransportation with four kings and four aces 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 109
Peter Warlock Follow The Leader credit information, odd-backed version 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 11) 1050
Dai Vernon Follow The Leader only beginning displacement with wedge cull is briefly explained 1976 The First California Lecture 4
Philip T. Goldstein FTL five red and 5 black cards, three phases 1976 Classic Tackler 4
Larry Jennings Larry's Leader 1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 47
Philip T. Goldstein Simplified Follow the Leader with two cut jumbo cards see also "Criss-Cross Subtley" (Edward Marlo & Jon Racherbaumer & Irv Weiner, 1977) 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 540
Harry Lorayne Follow The Leaders with 2 four of a kinds 1979 Quantum Leaps 36
Philip T. Goldstein Off-Balance Leader color-groups with two different numerical sizes see also Karl Fulves' "Transpo Trix",
"Bodkin" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1984)
1979 Goldstein's Gallery 14
Ken Beale & Ralph W. Hull Positive & Negative Cards using two four of a kinds, transformation kicker see also "+ or - ?" (John Howie, 1948) 1980 Interlock 46
John Fedko Exchango using four cards with black sticker and 4 with red sticker and poker chip to indicate colors 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 430
Karl Fulves Gargoil oil & water combo with follow the leader, no method 1980 Interlocutor (Issue 41) 163
Keith Bennett Take me to your Leader four & 4 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 986
Roxy Surprise Follow the Leader with 4 four-of-a-kinds and a transformation kicker 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3) 1002
Edward Marlo Barroom Poker strange Follow the Leader Variation with aces, five phases see also "The Four Aces" (Stewart Judah, 1938) 1983 Marlo without Tears 50
Milton Kort Following Elias inspired by "Follow the Leader" (Neal Elias, 1946) 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 308
Frederick Braue Follow the Leader 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 21
Unknown Two-Card Monte Move for follow the leader finale 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 23
Gerald Deutsch & Peter Marshall Follow the Leader Updated 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 1169
Jose Carroll Red and Black full act, cards turn blank, red and black golves change to white 1988 52 Lovers 89
Brother John Hamman The Knavish Deuces oil&water and follow the leader combo 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 103
Alex Elmsley Shale Fellow Well Met Oil and Water combined with Follow The Leader, 4&4 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 34
Alex Elmsley Shale Fellow Well Met - The Contrasting Backs Variant 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 39
Alex Elmsley A Biddle Displacement with Follow The Leader application 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 116
Alex Elmsley & Brother John Hamman The Atomic Aces four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase inspired by "Final Aces" (Brother John Hamman, 1989),
varied by "FantASStisch" (Jörg Alexander Weber, 2011)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 217
Juan Tamariz Fabulous Change using two four of a kinds 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 10) 2418
Gene Maze Follow the Joker ten Jokers and 10 blank cards, bottom deal and second deal handlings 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 80
Billy McDonnell Leadership ten red and ten black cards 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 53) 976
Tom Frame Leadership Potential kind of follow the leader effect inspired by "Duplex" (William Goodwin, 2015) 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 11) 2721
Wylee Packer A Lorayne Storm applying "A Psychological False Count" 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 8) 2687
Ken Krenzel Strip the Leader two leader card in front of two shuffled piles, they become black and red pile, follow the leader phase, they shuffle again by themselves, stripper deck 1997 Ingenuities 195
Nick Trost Royal Rendevouz Follow the Leader type of routine, with Ambitious Ending 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 63
Stewart Judah & Paul Swinford Half and Half Two cards are cut in half, follow the leader type of effect inspired by "Miracle Mates" (Bob Bell, marketed by Mickey Hades, 1963) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 208
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein Day Trippers short version of Follow the Leader with Queens and Aces 2000 Card College - Volume 4 857
Darwin Ortiz The Color of Money using red and black poker chip varied by "Casino" (Jörg Alexander Weber, 2008) 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 180
Al Baker The Migrating Cards odd backed, packet in spectator's pocket 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Contributions") 514
Karl Fulves Color Bands red rubber band around red cards, black around black cards, halves together and bands exchanged, halves change as well, posed as problem 2004 Under Tension 31
Wesley James Chameleon Colors Revisited "alpha", reds and blacks separated, some red cards change to black and back, then halves transpose inspired by "The Chameleon Colors" (Brother John Hamman, 1958) 2004 Enchantments 144
Wesley James Follow That Card II "alpha"
Phase I: Ace through Four of Clubs & Spades are sympathetic, with additional red cards in play
Phase II: repeat variation
Phase III: follow the leader with the two four-card packets
Phase IV: four spades put in different pockets, clubs vanish and reappear with spades as pairs in pocket
inspired by "Follow That Card" (Bro. John Hamman, marketed item) 2004 Enchantments 208
Allan Ackerman Follow the Leader 2005 Ackerman 2004 26
Nick Trost The Restless Court Cards with three quartets 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 69
Jörg Alexander Weber Casino using red and black poker chip inspired by "The Color of Money" (Darwin Ortiz, 2002) 2008 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 2 76
Ramón Riobóo Triumvirate with three piles 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 247
So Sato Acrobat Leader 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 182