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Unknown Marked Cards - To distinguish the Suit of each Card suit-only marking 1889 Tricks with Cards 52
Unknown Various Systems of Card-marking 1889 Tricks with Cards 53
Charlier The Charlier System punch marked deck 1889 Tricks with Cards 55
Unknown "Reading" the Cards multiple cards divined with wand, punch marked deck 1889 Tricks with Cards 58
Charlier Artificial Spiritualism removed cards divined, pile cut off by spectator and number of cards as well as number of pips divined, stacked and punch marked 1889 Tricks with Cards 63
Unknown To distinguis the Suit of any given Card by Weight cards with glazed back, marked with water marks 1890 More Magic 50
Charlier The Charlier System of Card-Marking punch marked deck 1890 More Magic 66
Charlier Reading the Cards 1890 More Magic 68
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck 1890 More Magic 81
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Pairs several spectators remove two cards each and place them face to face, performer receives one card and names the other, then the pairs come together again in the deck 1890 More Magic 84
Unknown To name the Bottom Card of each of Three Heaps of Cards performer divines bottom cards of three piles by making up mathematical rules with other drawn cards 1890 More Magic 88
Unknown Das gezeichnete Kartenspiel 1896 Der moderne Kartenk√ľnstler 129
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra - First Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, the performer divines the cards in face-down layout, also alternative with marked deck or stripper, "quadrating" (p. 50) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 48
Unknown Marvelous Coincidence two selections from two decks match, double facer deck see also "Gleich und gleich gesellt sich gern" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896),
"The Three of Clubs" (Ralph W. Hull & Unknown, 1938)
1897 New Era Card Tricks 158
Unknown Grande Clairvoyance Mysterieuse two cards chosen from two decks match, three methods see also Carl Willmann (Conradi's Zauberwelt, Vol. 1 No. 4, April 1895, p. 60),
"Gleich und gleich gesellt sich gern" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896)
1897 New Era Card Tricks 167
S. W. Erdnase Prepared Cards information and opinion 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 15
Jean Hugard The Marked Card Principle 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 26
Unknown A Card Prediction card at named number predicted 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 26
Unknown Coincidence two decks, one in spectator's pocket one in performers, two selections, repeated (spectator plunges in pocket and takes out first card he can get), one marked, card index in pocket 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown Like Thoughts stripper deck and marked deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 276
Michael F. Zens Zens' Card Miracle with marked cards and 2 decks set-up 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 296
Unknown Card Marking Crimp marking system 1940 Expert Card Technique 92
Unknown Gambler's Card Marking System with crimps 1940 Expert Card Technique 131
Herbert Hood The Psychic Slates unseen selection is duplicated on slate, marked & stacked 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 775
Herbert Hood A Thought Out-Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 776
Herbert Hood You and Yours - Me and Mine 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 776
George W. Lord & M. D. Overholser A Peculiar Happenstance two cards in two piles appear at the same position, stacked & marked 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 777
Frederick Mosteller Bravo! five decks, multiple phase mental speller, suits spelled and values counted (count-spell), see Back Room reference for corrections see also "The Back Room" (Bruce Elliott, 1943),
varied by "Encore!" (Frederick Mosteller, 1944)
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 49) 200
John Booth Egyptian X-Ray Scope cards with symbols, card is revealed with the aid of a mysterious tube, juiced deck 1945 My Best 221
George B. Anderson Playing Card Mindreading spectator removes cards which helps performer to categorize his question 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 10
Al Baker Long-Distance Telepathy marked 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 406
Al Baker Mental Discernment marked 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 405
Al Baker The Clairvoyant Spectator marked 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 406
Al Baker The Lie Detector marked 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 406
Al Baker The Baker "Readers" Angel-Back brand 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 404
Tony Corinda (4) Psychic Sorting Ghost Deck, performer divides deck in to red and black by touch, then sorts the red into hearts and diamonds and odd and even see also "(5) Marked Cards" (Tony Corinda, 1958) 1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 45
Tony Corinda (5) Colour Conscious with the Ghost Deck, selected card is found at position performer names 1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 47
Tony Corinda (6) Another Version of the Princess Card Trick Ghost Deck, with handkerchief 1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 48
Edward Marlo Marked Matcho two decks 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 27
Edward Marlo The Marlo Peek Deck marked deck, memorized deck 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 41
Mike Rogers Seclusion solution inspired by "Seclusion" (Karl Fulves, 1966) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Al Koran Double Thought spectator finds performer's card and the other way around, marked deck see also "One-Deck Do-as-I-Do" (Al Koran & Roberto Giobbi, 2010),
varied by "Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Persistence of Thought" (Mark Garetz & Al Koran, 1997),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2007),
"Thought Exchange" (Pit Hartling, 2016)
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 89
Al Koran Card Prediction marked deck, prediction with nail writer 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 95
Edward Marlo Marlo Edge Reader - Putting in the Work edge marking system for Bee back, handling and locating in riffle shuffle position 1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Section "Edge Reader") 1
Edward Marlo Quadruple Match selection is matched with three mates, edgemarked deck 1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Section "Riffle Finale") 6
Edward Marlo The Named Four cutting to any four of a kind called for, edgemarked 1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Section "Riffle Finale") 9
John Ackerman Dichotomy Follow-Up performer names spade card which spectator put in his pocket, marked faces inspired by "Dichotomy" (J. W. Sarles, 1967) 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 104
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same value see also p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 106
James G. Thompson Jr. & Ned Rutledge On Edge edgemarked deck 1967 Between Two Minds 23
James G. Thompson Jr. Fabric Fantasy three thought of cards are removed and put under a handkerchief, performer divines all three, edgemarked deck 1967 Between Two Minds 24
Ned Rutledge & James G. Thompson Jr. Medium Rare edgemarked deck and code 1967 Between Two Minds 26
Ned Rutledge Mr. Know-It-All cards are removed and pushed back in the deck or in spectator's pocket, performer divines amount of moved cards and also the name of the cards, edgemarked 1967 Between Two Minds 28
James G. Thompson Jr. Deck Stabbing stabbing a knife next to a named card, edgemarked 1967 Between Two Minds 30
Edward Marlo Marked Memory marking numerical stack number of memorized deck instead of card value 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 152
Edward Marlo The Marked Deck "how to control it, without obviously running through the pack to find it, is our concern"
- For One Card
- For Two Cards
- For Three Cards
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 71
Alan Brown* Future Ghost cards thought-of and not removed from deck, one-way faces or edge-marks or one-way crimp, see also p. 373 and p. 684 see also "Pointer Cards & Clocking Ideas" (Karl Fulves, 1982),
"Talismanacle" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1982),
varied by "One Way Ghost" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1971)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 357
Karl Fulves Theoretical Readers edge marked stay stack to locate selection and its mate 1971 Epilogue (Issue 13) 104
Edward Marlo For the Color Blind card with binary marks chosen from one deck is shuffled to top via faros in stacked second deck, badly explained 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 49
Karl Fulves Marked Miracle naming chosen card without looking at cards 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 68
Francis J. Baker* Alpha Card Act - First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
- Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
- Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 629
Paul Curry Mindmaster spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they are mixed or have the same color 1974 Paul Curry Presents 100
Paul Curry Odds And Evens spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they have an odd or even total 1974 Paul Curry Presents 106
Karl Fulves Prophet #2 deck is divided and to spectator's think of a number, performer predicts cards at the thought of number in each half, half forcing stack 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 42
James G. Thompson Jr. No Way two spectators decide on a number up to 25, first spectator counts down to that card in half the deck, performer writes down two cards, second spectator counts down, both cards match prediction 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 787
Karl Fulves & Don Nielson Liars Convention magician blindfolded, 3 spectators choose cards two exchange cards, magicican knows who and the cards, marked stacked deck 1975 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 412
Karl Fulves An Infinity Of Footnotes application of the Stevens Control with crimps (1), edge marks (2), stabbing (3), as a cull (7), and more 1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 108
Philip T. Goldstein Dangerous Game russian roulette themed card trick, one of five card is selected and turned over at last 1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 13
Alan Shaxon Twisted Psychometry three cards change into selections, with a display board 1976 Practical Sorcery 23
Paul Swinford Magnetic Coincidence selection by spectator and performer are found next to each other by stop procedure, marked and half forcing deck, gilbreath 1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 15
Neil Somerville In Anticipation 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6) 864
Thomas Alan Waters No. 4: Card Reading card prediction, with tarot or playing cards, in context of a reading 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Scrypt") 183
Gene Grant Estimation "A Matter of Debit and Credit" with blank cards, Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck inspired by "A Matter of Debit and Credit" (1938) 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 40
Gene Grant It Is an Incredible Coincidence some blank cards are cut and put in pocket, several billets with numbers, spectator choses one and it matches the amount of cut cards, with Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 43
Unknown The Juice Deck 1982 Card Finesse 192
Roy Baker Knock Out Reading Mind reading (name of card, chosen design, dice throw, chosen color, reading on health, wealth, love, luck, occupation, birthdate, answer any question in mind) 1983 Baker's Capers 24
Edward Marlo Scratch Marked Deck scratch that can be felt, one mark for two values 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 9
Edward Marlo The Sight Marked Deck one mark for two values 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 10
Edward Marlo Scratched Deck as a Reader card counting application 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 12
Thomas Alan Waters Twindow two decks, one is cut and card turned over, both deck are dealt until face up cards, same card on same position in other deck, position is predictet inspired by Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Thynk") 621
Stephen Tucker The Brail Deck Marking system by making indentations (similar to punching cards) 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 50
Unknown Marked Cards combination of marked cards and stack 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Thomas Alan Waters Trumpery variation of Gypsee 1987 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "T.A.R.O.T.") 787
Thomas Alan Waters Marked Decks for tarot cards 1987 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "T.A.R.O.T.") 800
Dai Vernon Punched in the Face peeked at card instantly named, punch marked deck 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 158
Bruce Cervon Readers cards are apparently marked, but all the same 1988 The Cervon File 223
Edward Marlo Treasure Chest Mentalism two reversed cards in 2 decks match, stack and marked cards, two methods 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 164
Edward Marlo Marked Control marked deck, key card 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 168
Edward Marlo Four Told four card prediction with marked deck 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 169
Christoph Borer Die Macht der Psychologie also published as "Die Macht der Psychologie" (Christoph Borer, 2006) 1988 Seminarheft 3
Christoph Borer Thought Rise thought of card ends up on top of the deck also published as "Thought Rise" (Christoph Borer, 2006) 1988 Seminarheft 4
Karl Fulves Faxfiction three cards on fax machine, 2 exchanged, image sent, performer on other end names position of unchanged card inspired by "Mathematical 3-Card Monte" (Bob Hummer) 1989 Quick Card Tricks 22
Edward Marlo Marked Memory marking with stack numbers instead of card value 1990 The Olram File (Issue 4) 6
Al Koran Miracle Wallet Five Star Prediction, edited reprint of "Ken Brooke's instructions" from 1982
- Another Handling (sixteen cards distributed on table, one chosen, predicted in wallet)
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Unknown The Devil's Deck edge marked deck, freely removed cards are named 1993 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 140
Harlow Hoyt The Princess' Scarab five cards, one half of deck is scratch marked on back 1994 More Greater Magic 1228
Karl Fulves Pendax one of five cards selected is divined, marks for long distance reading, 3 marking methods 1994 Crooked Tales 87
Oscar Weigle Gordon's Divination - Marked Version 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 87
Edward Marlo Two Memory Bits - Bit One marking a deck with its stack number 1995 Facsimile (Issue 3) 43
Karl Fulves Reflex Action reading exercise 1996 Blocking Off 15
Karl Fulves The Edge edge marked cards and riffle culling 1996 Blocking Off 132
John Morgan The "Birthday" Book birthday book, shuffled deck one card freely selected 1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 83
Mark Garetz & Al Koran Persistence of Thought with camera flash unit inspired by "Double Thought" (Al Koran, 1967) 1997 Virtual Foolery 12
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Thought two decks on table, spectator removes thought-of card from other deck 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 58
Karl Fulves Line of Sight edge marks on twelve cards combined with card counting 2005 Clockwork 38
Christoph Borer Die Macht der Psychologie also published as "Seminarheft", 1986,
"Die Macht der Psychologie" (Christoph Borer, 1988)
2006 Compilation 73
Christoph Borer Thought Rise thought of card ends up on top of the deck also published as "Thought Rise" (Christoph Borer, 1988) 2006 Compilation 89
Robin Robertson & Steve Dusheck On Your Mark cards openly marked on back, deck is used for mindreading and transposition 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 182
David Solomon Double Open Open Prediction effect with two cards predicted correctly 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 101
Fred Robinson Mind Reading at the Marlborough combining stacked and marked deck 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 226
Al Koran & Roberto Giobbi One-Deck Do-as-I-Do miscalling see also "Double Thought" (Al Koran, 1967) 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "July 26") 223
Denis Behr Stop It spectator stops dealing at predicted card, repeated twice more 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 48
Lou Hornung Obscured Matrix Five people each think of a card within a group of five, magician divines cards 2015 The Saturday Morning Session 11
Max Maven* Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divined 2016 Session Notes 1