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Unknown Four-of-a-kinds deck is dealt in thirteen piles, value named, one pile is removed that consists of all those cards 1889 Tricks with Cards 78
Unknown Grand Card Maneuvre jacks on top and kings on bottom of deck, queens under plate, queens vanish and appear on top of deck, jacks and kings under second plate, then queens back under first plate see also "Grosses Kartenmanöver" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 160
Jack Merlin A Four Ace Assemble aces rise on top of the deck 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 4
Louis Lam The "El-El" Master Four Ace Effect aces disappear one by one between two faced piles, indifferent cards then change to aces via glide 1935 Would You Believe It? 7
Victor Farelli Poker and Brag Four Aces produced in "magic gambling" routine via dealing procedure inspired by "After the Four Ace Trick" (Billy O'Connor, The Magic Wand, June-Sept 1935) 1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 33
U. F. Grant The Vanishing Mirror aces are found without looking at faces, apparently with mirror that vanishes, one-way backs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 152
Unknown Companionable Kings kings come together in middle after spectator's shuffling, stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 265
Theodore Annemann Slates and Aces message on slate changes itself 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 357
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Aces aces change to kings, reappear somewhere else and the queens show up as well, begins like a regular ace assembly varied by "Annemann's Aces Disregarded" (Edward Marlo, 1942) 1938 Greater Magic 365
Unknown The Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan jacks lost in deck, four hands dealt out, chosen one contains jacks 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 7
Orville Wayne Meyer The Burglars 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 17
Theodore Annemann Slates and Aces initialed message on slate changes itself 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 14
Clyde Cairy Sympathy varied by "Duo" (Herb Runge, 1947) 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 177
Arthur H. Buckley The Lost Aces Experiment No. 5 - aces are lost and indifferent cards transform into aces 1946 Card Control 155
Herb Runge Duo inspired by "Sympathy" (Clyde Cairy, 1943) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 122) 491
Unknown Acrobatic Aces aces come to top and bottom via charlier cut 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 173
U. F. Grant Four-Ace Routine aces with twelve indifferent cards are mixed and dealt in four piles, aces in spectator's pile 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 119
Edward Marlo Face-Up Ace-embly aces distributed in pack, all together reversed in center 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 123
Al Leech & Edward Marlo Aces Up 1949 For Card Men Only 10
Al Leech The Influential Ace variation of "Aces Up" 1949 For Card Men Only 11
Bill Simon The Thought-Of Ace thought of ace (or all aces) rise to top 1952 Effective Card Magic 109
Bill Simon Unexpected two red aces are laid on spectator's hand and transform into black aces, then the red aces are pinched out of the deck one by one, first phase similar to Fechter's "Be honest" 1952 Effective Card Magic 133
Bill Simon The Magnetic Cards cards are cut in four packets, one card selected and with that card the other of the same value rise on top of each packet 1952 Effective Card Magic 137
Al Leech Quad Reverse three Mates of selected Card turn over 1953 Card Man Stuff 3
Edward Marlo Face Up Assembly spectator shuffles cards into deck, yet they are all together again 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 114
Edward Marlo Order of Aces magician predicts order of aces in freely shuffled deck 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 115
Harry Lorayne Fantasia aces are found without looking at faces, then deck changes color 1962 Close-up Card Magic 255
Edward Marlo On the Re-Stacking Pack two spectators decide for numbers and remember the cards at their number four times with faros in between, each has a four of a kind inspired by "The Restacking Pack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 18
Edward Marlo Changing of the Cards performer cuts deck in four face up piles, spectator chooses one, face cards of the other three piles are changed to match selection, faro 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 39
Bill Simon Sleight of Mind travelling production combo 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 239
Stewart James Smart Alexis three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches inspired by Peter Alexis (The New Phoenix #397),
see also p. 88 for comment by George McLean,
p. 77 for credit information,
varied by "Gambler's Last Chance" (Francis Haxton, 1967),
"Smart Alexis II" (Lu Brent, 1967)
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 73
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches inspired by "Smart Alexis" (Stewart James, 1967) 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
Theodore Annemann Four Ace Routine from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
aces change to kings, appear in chosen pile, queens assemble as well
1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 154
Mel Brown Combination four indifferent cards turn into aces, are lost and found again, then lost and found once more 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 137
Edward Marlo Marlo Re-Stacking Pack two spectators decide for numbers and remember the cards at their number four times with faros in between, each has a four of a kind inspired by "The Restacking Pack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 175
William P. Miesel 3rd Flight follow the leader with 3 quartets 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 48
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins Sorcery Incomplete Faro Selection, then selection named or four-of-a-kind found, 4 effects varied by "Stacked Deck Refinement" (Roger Crosthwaite, 1981) 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 292
Frank Garcia Hide and Seek Kings kings vanish, ladies appear in between 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 57
Edward Marlo The Elusive Jacks black jacks change to red jacks, blacks reversed in deck, spectator locates reds again inspired by "Four-Ace Opener" (Edward Marlo, 1948 / 27) 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 38
Karl Fulves No-Cover Aces four aces, 4 indifferent cards, aces vanish/change into indifferent cards, aces found again 1973 Notes From Underground 21
Ken Beale Poker down under deal packet trick with poker theme
- Canberra Poker
- New South Wales
see also "Australian Poker" (Tom Ransom, Ibidem #14),
"Gravatt's Four Ace Trick" (Glenn Gravatt, Genii, Feb. 1958),
"Aces To Win" (Karl Fulves, 1971)
1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 655
Harvey Rosenthal & Piet Forton The 5th Jack red Jacks put on table, top card of deck are also red Jack, tabled ones now black, all put on table, top card is another jack, cards on table are now Aces, see also p. 782 for improvement inspired by trick of Piet Forton (see also Gus Southall and Francis Haxton variations in The New Pentagram) 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 692
Roy Walton Tricky Tuition fake explanation 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 67
Trevor Lewis A Las four cards are selected, they change into the queens 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 69
Faucett Ross Card Act Description of routine of card tricks

- Cards Up the Sleeve
- Matching the Cards
- Leipzig Four Ace Trick
- Changing card under foot
- Twenty Card Transposition
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 200
Shigeo Futagawa Japanese Ace Trick Oil and Water effect with two red Aces and two black Aces 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 22
David Carré The Card Expert multiphase routine, fullstack 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6) 366
Karl Fulves Fourflinger ace with matching suit changes into selection, other aces in matching value 1978 Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 18
Harry Lorayne Strange Harmony values of three selections add up to previous selection, they transform into mates, see also reference for color-changing back kicker see also "Number Nine Blue" (Richard Kaufman, 1979) 1979 CardMagic 9
Richard Kaufman Number Nine Blue values of three selections add up to previous selection, they transform into mates, then back color of deck changes, colorchanging back addition see also "Strange Harmony" (Harry Lorayne, 1979) 1979 CardMagic 12
Walt Lees Four Card Surprise card is selected, three other cards transform into the cards with the same value 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 1) 629
Gene Maze Pop Jump Aces four aces are each sandwiched between two cards, appear one by one in the center of the table see also "Devil's Delight" (Douglas Cameron, 1984) 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 39
Andrew Galloway One, Two, Three, Four Aces aces turn into an ace, two, three and a four, with the two, three and four the missing aces are found inspired by "Numerical Aces" (Larry Jennings, 1977),
see also "One-Two-Three-Four Aces" (Andrew Galloway, 1977)
1980 Diverting Card Magic 25
Richard Kaufman One-Hand Exes to Aces four indifferent cards are turned over in different parts of the deck with one hand, change to aces one by one 1981 Cardworks 37
Roy Walton Sign of Four mathematical, faro, free cut principle 1982 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 95
James Swain Innov-ace-tion aces pushed in deck separatedly, one to top, one to bottom, one reversed, on sandwiched between to previous selections 1982 Best of Friends 307
Simon Aronson From All Indications... four piles, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen card varied by "A Simple Indication" (David Solomon, 1982) 1982 Sessions 9
David Solomon A Simple Indication four piles cut by spectator, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen card inspired by "From All Indications..." (Simon Aronson, 1982) 1982 Sessions 13
Bob Jardine Serendipity kings and queens are layed out, little transposition effect, kings change to aces, ungaffed 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 741
Edward Marlo Direct Observation Test aces, kings, queens, jacks dealt on four piles, one value assembles on one packet, Benzais Cop 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 237
Douglas Cameron Devil's Delight inspired by "Pop Jump Aces" (Gene Maze, 1980) 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1261
Philip T. Goldstein Future Indicative deck cut in 4 packets, spectator choses top card of one pile, top cards of other piles are used to count down, mates to selection found 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 403
Harry Lorayne Past Participle deck cut in four packets by spectator, spectator choses top card of one pile, top cards of other piles are used to count down, mates to selection found 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 406
Jerry Sadowitz The Trick with No Name selection is sandwiched between the four kings, the five cards transform into the aces and the kings and selection are found in the wallet 1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1289
Louis Histed & Frederick Braue Crimp Four Aces aces fairly lost in deck, then they arrive in poker hand 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 24
Audley Walsh & Bert Allerton & Frederick Braue Aces Up black aces put in center, the appear at top and bottom, red aces appear in repeat 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 25
Larry Jennings The Courting Queen picture cards are face up in center, named queen disappears & reappears 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 88
John W. McClure Serendipity and Beyond kings and queens are layed out, little transposition effect, kings change to aces, ..., ungaffed 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 1230
John Riggs Aces for Airheads off-beat cutting the aces, four random cards on top, when position of packets are changed, aces appear on top of the packets 1986 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 258
Jon Racherbaumer Fuddle Aces black and red aces do some tricks and then sandwich selection 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1311
Tetsuyoshi Hoshino Not By Sight one of four aces chosen, found, one-way faces, garden-path-presentation see also "Peek-A-Boo Aces" (Nick Trost, 1997),
varied by "Apocalypse Variations or Additions" (Jim Laconte, 1987)
1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 1329
Aldini Monte Aces Aces travel from packet to packet 1988 Roughingly Yours 8
Jerry Sadowitz Split Marriages Royal Marriages theme, instant reverse oil and water with kings and queens 1989 Cards on the Table 46
J. W. Sarles & Karl Fulves Twos Much selection lost, indicator Two-spot turned up, but selection under eight cards, other three 2s under original 2 1989 Prototype 24
Karl Fulves Longitudinal Aces paper clip on top card, deck set on table, when spectator turns over top card with clip it changed into previous selection or
(B) into the four Aces
(C) into named Ace
1989 The Multiple Shift 24
Karl Fulves Procrastination Card Trick performer wants to find card, but other trick with Kings gets in the way 1991 28 Card Tricks 16
Stephen Tucker The Return 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 8) 2103
Mel Brown Syner-Aces aces are lost, found, lost, found 1992 Card Finesse II 268
William Goodwin Aces For Idiots aces face up in center, vanish one by one until selected ace remains, reappear in different positions, sucker element 1993 Notes from the Batcave 18
Alexander de Cova Fandango Asse aces lost and found, change to kings, aces found again inspired by "Ace Faroleros" (Al Leech & Frank Garcia, 1973) 1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 10
Unknown As You Like It magician cuts to the chosen 4 of a kind 1994 Card College - Volume 1 192
Karl Fulves DU/Process 13-card packet distributed via down/under deal, 2 four-of-a-kinds and a royal flush come out 1994 Crooked Tales 7
Karl Fulves X's Are Aces four random cards are openly stacked for 2 and then become aces when dealt 1994 Crooked Tales 24
Karl Fulves Astral Aces four odd-backed aces cut into deck, suddenly they're together in deck, they change into 5-card royal flush 1994 Crooked Tales 68
Alexander de Cova On the Devilish aces lost and found, change to kings, aces found again inspired by "Ace Faroleros" (Al Leech & Frank Garcia, 1973) 1994 Secrets No. 1 32
Dominique Duvivier Twilight Zone Four Aces lost into deck. Four indifferent cards change one by one into the Aces, back and forth visual changes 1996 Magie Duvivier 85
Dominique Duvivier Progressive Jazz Four Aces and three indifferent cards used to do a series of transformations and transpositions, not Jazz Aces 1996 Magie Duvivier 90
Michael Vincent The Many Faces of a Woman longer routine about the four queens 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 10) 2845
Nick Trost Four-Ace Vanish and Recovery Four Aces vanish from deck, and appear back face up in the middle of the deck inspired by "Record" (Andre Robert, The Magigram, April 1979) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 67
Nick Trost Observation Test with Aces Black Aces change to red Aces, black Aces shown to have vanished and then reappears on faced halves 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 83
Andrew Wimhurst Ten Below four 10s are produced, Selection is ten card down in deck 1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 10
Al Leech & Roberto Giobbi & Frank Garcia Ace-capades aces lost and found, change to kings, aces found again inspired by "Ace Faroleros" (Al Leech & Frank Garcia, 1973) 2000 Card College - Volume 4 1055
Aaron Fisher Three Kings one of four cards is chosen and use to count down and find a selection (king), the other three change into the missing kings 2002 The Paper Engine 94
Aaron Fisher & Jack Birnman The Long and Winding Trick losing the aces, finding a King, producing the other Kings an finally finding the aces 2002 The Paper Engine 116
Roberto Giobbi The Quick Change Artists queens change one by one into aces 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1163
Roberto Giobbi & Father Cyprian & Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coalaces four aces change into single selection 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1178
Karl Fulves Credit And Aces spectator's credit card put in rubber banded deck, jumps out next to named ace 2004 Under Tension 55
Karl Fulves Noble Cause twelve court cards memorized by performer who then produces jacks, then queens, then kings from packet, see also p. 102 for further notes see also "Kinship" (Karl Fulves, 2005),
"Kings Over Here" (Karl Fulves, 2007)
2005 Combo II 39
Joe Berg Mental Miracle esoteric, apparently Moe Seidenstein's see also William Miesel's "Moe and his Miracles with Cards", 1986 p. 50 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 54
Harry Lorayne & Bob Mason Guess Quotient four four of a kinds are removed, spectator guesses if various pairs match in value or not, everything correct 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 19
Peter Duffie Sudden Impact aces lost, AS found by cutting off half the deck, this half vanishes/changes into four aces 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 305
Jack Parker Old Fashioned Aces Aces vanish one by one, and are reproduced in different ways 2007 52 Memories 165
Nick Trost The Lucky Royal Flush weird cutting procedure results in aces and royal flush 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 106
Justin Higham Pseudo Topper four random cards laid on table, spectator chooses one, revealed to be selection, the other three suddenly change to match as four-of-a-kind inspired by "The Mental Topper" (Ed Marlo, The New Tops, Apr 1966),
"Simple Topper" (Justin Higham, Clairvoyant and Related Effects, 2007)
2008 Dexterity Manual 53
Allan Ackerman Bonus Cull card named, two shuffles performed, named card on top and rest of deck now in four-of-a-kinds 2012 The Cardjurer 19
Paul LePaul & Shane Cobalt LePaul's Aces four Aces placed on bottom of deck one by one, rise to the top inspired by "Aces Up!" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 2012 Chasing Dovetails 2
John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces II Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions. see also "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
"Bluff Oracle Aces I" (John Bannon, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 51
Steve Beam Rock Bottom Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions. inspired by "Swindlaces" (Al Smith, LaBal, April 2011),
see also "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 52
Steve Beam The Neutralizer Audience shuffles the deck and magician reverses their shuffles, producing a great poker hand. inspired by "Binary Bypass" (Steve Beam, 2015),
varied by "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 57
Pit Hartling Murphy's Law last four cards in deck consist of named four-of-a-kind 2016 In Order to Amaze 132
Pit Hartling The Right Kind of Wrong four values cut to in one deck are used to count down to named four-of-a-kind in second deck 2016 In Order to Amaze 178