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James Swain Center Swivel Palm while deck is swivel cut 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 454
James Swain Passing Along the Vanishing Aces one by one, classic pass see also "Vanishing Aces, The Sequel" (James Swain, 1992),
varied by "Swain's "Passing Along the Vanishing Aces" or Latta's "The Vanishing Collectors"" (Ken Krenzel, 1990)
1981 Cardworks 42
Geoffrey Latta & James Swain Collecting the Vanishing Aces aces vanish one by one from top of deck, collect cards varied by "Swain's "Passing Along the Vanishing Aces" or Latta's "The Vanishing Collectors"" (Ken Krenzel, 1990) 1981 Cardworks 45
James Swain Torn Asunder four into 2s into Aces, with double facer 1981 Cardworks 74
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Book Test by Thomas Alan Waters (written by James Swain) 1982 Epoptica (Issue 2) 93
James Swain Poker Interchange see also "Poker Interchange Exchanged" (Bruce Cervon, 1984),
"Poker Interchange" (James Swain, 1992),
"Poker Interchange Exchanged" (Bruce Cervon, 1998),
"Poker Interchange Redux" (James Swain, 1999)
1982 Arcane (Issue 7) 79
Edward Marlo & James Swain One Shuffle Riffle Stack inspired by "One Riffle Shuffle Stacks - For Two Cards" (Edward Marlo, 1959) 1982 Arcane (Issue 7) 80
James Swain Roundup three cover-passes-handling inspired by "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1982 Best of Friends 295
James Swain The Vanishing Aces aces vanish and reappear face up in center, passes see also "Vanishing Aces, The Sequel" (James Swain, 1992) 1982 Best of Friends 298
Harry Lorayne & James Swain Vanishing Aces Explored additions for Swain's effect:
- The Card Between
- Kings Between
1982 Best of Friends 301
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
James Swain Ladder ATFUS 1982 Best of Friends 308
James Swain & Geoffrey Latta Preset 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 7) 62
James Swain Encapsulated Accumulation interlaced transposition, three selections from between one quartet to another 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 310
James Swain Slow Motion Oil and Water 3&3 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1088
James Swain Card Factory several transformations 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34,35&36) 381
James Swain O. Henry Selections see also "Illusion Aces" (Derek Dingle, 1982) 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34,35&36) 384
James Swain Up The Sleeve sugar up the spectator's sleeve, thumb tip see also "Up the Sleeve" (James Swain, 1992) 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34,35&36) 386
James Swain Yours, Mine, and Ours featuring alternative to Alignment Move in Quick-3-Way 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34,35&36) 387
James Swain Trapped Again varied by "Trapped" (James Swain, 1996) 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 1289
James Swain "Block"Buster Pass also published as "The "Block"Buster Pass" (James Swain, 1996) 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 11) 1567
James Swain Do-It-Yourself Double Drop from deck onto table inspired by "The Nelson Quickie" (Bob Nelson, 1947) 1992 The Collected Almanac (Section "") xxxiii
James Swain Tampa Opener four kings turn face up, face down and then each take on appearance of selection. Cards change back to kings 1992 Don't Blink 3
James Swain All alike sequence 1992 Don't Blink 4
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck order see also "One in a Million" (James Swain, 1992) 1992 Don't Blink 7
James Swain Miami Opener - Handling Variation brief discussion to perform "Miami Opener" without new pack order inspired by "Miami Opener" (James Swain, 1992) 1992 Don't Blink 9
James Swain One in a Million variation where bottom cards of dealt piles also match inspired by "Miami Opener" (James Swain, 1992) 1992 Don't Blink 11
James Swain Up the Sleeve poured sugar disappears from fist and reproduced from spectator's sleeve, credits Roger Klause and Don Stapleton see also "Up The Sleeve" (James Swain, 1985) 1992 Don't Blink 13
James Swain & Michael Skinner Dream Poker magician deals himself winning poker hand from spectator shuffled deck. Uses partial stack 1992 Don't Blink 19
James Swain The Big Stack dealt poker hand of four aces transforms into royal flush. All other hands are shown as royal flushes as kicker 1992 Don't Blink 23
James Swain Poker Interchange improvements inspired by "Poker Interchange" (James Swain, 1982),
see also "Poker Interchange Redux" (James Swain, 1999)
1992 Don't Blink 25
Edward Marlo & James Swain One Shuffle Riffle Stack inspired by "One Riffle Shuffle Stacks - For Two Cards" (Edward Marlo, 1959) 1992 Don't Blink 28
Edward Marlo & James Swain Block Stacking Sequence inspired by "Block Stacking" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 1992 Don't Blink 29
James Swain Impromptu Cheat performer receives best hand from shuffled deck, uses riffle stacking 1992 Don't Blink 31
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selection inspired by "Shock Treatment" (John Bannon, 1990) 1992 Don't Blink 37
James Swain Mental Chicago Opener classic routine with mental selections via thought of numbers 1992 Don't Blink 41
James Swain Mental Miracle triumph with thought of card sighted from spread, gaffed inspired by "Mental Triumph" (Derek Dingle, 1972),
varied by "A Hull of a Triumph" (Stephen Kradolfer, 1993)
1992 Don't Blink 43
James Swain The Capitulating Queens packet trick where four queens change to different colored backs (Based on Gardner's "All the Conformists") varied by "Finale for the Capitulating Queens" (James Swain & Darwin Ortiz, 1996) 1992 Don't Blink 49
Larry Jennings & Derek Dingle & James Swain Family Circus inspired by "Too Many Cards" (Derek Dingle, 1982),
"Ambitious Classic" (Larry Jennings, 1986)
1992 Don't Blink 53
James Swain Turnaround Kings Twisting the Aces sequence with kings, after which one king turns face down and transforms into a selection see also "Turnaround II" (James Swain, 1992) 1992 Don't Blink 59
James Swain Turnaround II ungaffed version inspired by "Turnaround Kings" (James Swain, 1992) 1992 Don't Blink 63
James Swain & Bill Malone The J. S. Count actually displays using KM style switch, thereafter referred to as "J.S. Switch"
- To show three cards to be same card
- To perform Brother Hamman's Gemini Count
- Gemini Count Variation
- To perform Daryl Martinez's Diamond Bar
1992 Don't Blink 67
John Bannon & James Swain John Bannon's Discrepancy City Prediction inspired by "Discrepancy City Prediction" (John Bannon, 1990),
"The J. S. Count" (James Swain & Bill Malone, 1992)
1992 Don't Blink 71
James Swain & Bill Malone Elevator Aces spectator selects four cards which turn out to be the aces, cards are buried but appear on top inspired by "The '65 Aces" (Larry Jennings, 1997) 1992 Don't Blink 81
James Swain New Wave named four of a kind from blue deck transposes backs with four red backed jokers, examinable 1992 Don't Blink 83
James Swain New Wave Prediction four selections match four predictions with odd back design from wallet, rainbow deck varied by "Triple Prediction" (Alexander de Cova & James Swain, 1994) 1992 Don't Blink 87
James Swain Vanishing Aces, The Sequel face up Aces vanish one at a time from top of deck - as climax rediscovered face up in different sections of deck see also "Passing Along the Vanishing Aces" (James Swain, 1981),
"The Vanishing Aces" (James Swain, 1982)
1992 Don't Blink 93
James Swain The Free Cut Force force via spectator cut, uses crimp 1992 Don't Blink 95
James Swain The Kings' Holiday three selections in one half of deck travel to other half and are found interlaced between kings inspired by "Another Collectors?" (Don England, 1981),
"The Visitor" (Larry Jennings, 1986)
1992 Don't Blink 97
James Swain Seven Jokers three jokers placed reversed between four others turn into selections before reverting back into jokers 1992 Don't Blink 103
James Swain Switching sequence inspired by "Change of four cards" (Harry Lorayne, 1961) 1992 Don't Blink 105
James Swain Technicolor Mystery red backed selection vanishes from between four blue backed kings and revealed to be mystery card previously put in pocket 1992 Don't Blink 107
James Swain & Dai Vernon Observation Test elaboration of Vernon routine, Ace of Spades and Queen of Hearts continually transpose 1992 Don't Blink 115
James Swain Pretty Sneaky Impossible looking location where spectator handles deck, uses faros 1992 Don't Blink 117
James Swain No Explanation four face up indifferent cards 'collect' three selections, uses Marlo's faro sequences 1992 Don't Blink 121
Alexander de Cova & James Swain Triple Prediction prediction from wallet, values written on blank cards inspired by "New Wave Prediction" (James Swain, 1992) 1994 Secrets No. 1 10
Stephen Hobbs (reviewer) Miracles With Cards by James Swain 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 3) 130
James Swain Foreword 1996 Miracles with Cards vii
James Swain The Airmail Card Triumph done with signed card, this card is then removed from wallet with different back design and stamp inspired by "The Dream Card" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988) 1996 Miracles with Cards 1
James Swain Clue murderer and victim from twelve-card packet divined, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...") inspired by "Sealed-Room Mystery" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1996 Miracles with Cards 7
James Swain & Edward Marlo Small Packet Simple Shift 1996 Miracles with Cards 9
James Swain Out of this World separated into suits inspired by "Worldly Things" (Steve Draun, 1993) 1996 Miracles with Cards 12
James Swain Superbowl Aces 1996 Miracles with Cards 18
James Swain & Bob Stencel The Stencel Move Vernon Transfer Handling, from packet to deck 1996 Miracles with Cards 18
James Swain Four-Card Display 1996 Miracles with Cards 21
James Swain Card in the Matchbox inspired by "Card in the Matchbox" (Tony Giorgio, Genii, late 60s),
varied by "Card in Matchbox" (Gary Plants, 2004)
1996 Miracles with Cards 24
James Swain Matchbox Switch 1996 Miracles with Cards 25
James Swain Card in the Card Box spectator removes deck from case at beginning, no palming 1996 Miracles with Cards 28
James Swain Boxed B'Wave Twisting phases with Queens, named Queen then travels to case, finally turns over and changes back color 1996 Miracles with Cards 32
James Swain Four-Card Equivoque forcing the Queen of Hearts 1996 Miracles with Cards 33
James Swain The World's Greatest Card Trick "a.k.a. The Homing Card" inspired by Bill Malone's handling 1996 Miracles with Cards 36
James Swain Perfect Triumph ambitious card with joker, joker put in breast pocket, Triumph with all cards face-down, when spread face-up the deck is in new deck order with joker reversed and selection in breast pocket see also "Ordered Surprise" (James Lewis, Thinking about Magic) 1996 Miracles with Cards 41
James Swain The Swain Simplicity Control setting up for a double lift see also "Infinitely Ambitious" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1996 Miracles with Cards 45
James Swain The Swain Simplicity Switch using The Slip 1996 Miracles with Cards 51
James Swain Gambler's Miracle four Kings on table change to Aces, Kings in different pockets inspired by "Your Cards - My Hands" (James Swain, Genii, Dec. 1993),
"Make Me Small" (Larry Jennings, 1985)
1996 Miracles with Cards 52
James Swain Up-the-Ladder Aces see also "Aces For Experts Only" (Martin A. Nash, 1975) 1996 Miracles with Cards 56
James Swain Tabled Pop-Out 1996 Miracles with Cards 56
James Swain The Blank Deck cards become blank except selection, then back to normal, Nudist deck 1996 Miracles with Cards 60
James Swain Australian Aces Revisited spelling four answers to questions, aces on top and kings on bottom of piles inspired by "Australian Aces" (Michael Skinner, Precursor),
"Australian Aces" (John Carney, 1991)
1996 Miracles with Cards 62
James Swain The Impossible Card Trick four spectators think of a value, counted down to to four piles, aces on top followed by named values and kings on bottom of piles 1996 Miracles with Cards 66
James Swain Real Mindreading freely thought-of card found with fishing procedure (Tsunami) inspired by "Tsunami" (Bob Farmer) 1996 Miracles with Cards 68
James Swain & Bob Farmer The Spectator Cuts to the Aces two versions 1996 Miracles with Cards 74
James Swain Boxed Reset with case 1996 Miracles with Cards 80
James Swain & Alex Elmsley Brainweave follow up with Play It Straight type effect inspired by "Brainweave" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1996 Miracles with Cards 84
James Swain Fortune Telling Cards three "fortune telling" cards change into one selection, blendo 1996 Miracles with Cards 90
James Swain & Darwin Ortiz Hitchcock Aces inspired by "Hitchcock Aces" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988),
"The New Hitchcock Aces" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995)
1996 Miracles with Cards 94
James Swain Miracle Aces Aces lost in deck, yet come to bottom at once 1996 Miracles with Cards 100
James Swain The Swain Bluff Control bluff type multiple shift 1996 Miracles with Cards 100
James Swain Bluff Control Palm Swain Bluff Control followed by copping the cards 1996 Miracles with Cards 105
James Swain Bluff Control Routine aces lost, kings put in table, they transpose 1996 Miracles with Cards 106
James Swain & Edward Marlo Topping the Mental Topper cards freely chosen (or thought of), card and its three mates found, faro inspired by "Mental Topper" (Ed Marlo, The New Tops) 1996 Miracles with Cards 107
James Swain The Unweave Revelation Faro Divider type 1996 Miracles with Cards 109
James Swain My Opener aces produced, triumph with aces reversed at end, aces lost again, cut to and new deck order finale 1996 Miracles with Cards 112
James Swain Propelled Table Production card propels out of deck during tabled card face-up 1996 Miracles with Cards 112
James Swain Gorilla in the Middle card appears between sandwich cards, ungaffed inspired by "Monkey in the Middle" (Bill Goldman) 1996 Miracles with Cards 120
James Swain Invisible Load Move 1996 Miracles with Cards 121
James Swain Trapped inspired by "Trapped Again" (James Swain, 1986) 1996 Miracles with Cards 125
James Swain Secrets of the Pass introduction 1996 Miracles with Cards 129
James Swain Tips on the Pass classic pass 1996 Miracles with Cards 130
James Swain & Larry Jennings The Jennings Box slit in case
- Version One (card into second cased deck in wallet)
inspired by "Direct Flight Card to Case" (Larry Jennings, 1982) 1996 Miracles with Cards 134
James Swain The Well Traveled Card deck in case and number up to 52 named, signed card dropped on case, it vanishes and reappears inside at named number 1996 Miracles with Cards 141
James Swain The Stand In deck in new deck order, put in case, joker outside case changes into named card, joker is at its position in cased deck 1996 Miracles with Cards 143
James Swain The "Block"Buster Pass inspired by "Simple Shift" (Edward Marlo, 1953),
also published as ""Block"Buster Pass" (James Swain, 1988)
1996 Miracles with Cards 145
James Swain The Bottom Card Cover Pass 1996 Miracles with Cards 148
James Swain The Pass Palm top cards into left hand classic palm 1996 Miracles with Cards 149
James Swain Anastasia one of five cards thought of, vanishes and reappears in pocket inspired by "Anastasia" (Larry Jennings, 1987) 1996 Miracles with Cards 152
James Swain The Lost Multiple Shift Aces placed in different parts of deck, instantly removed from pocket 1996 Miracles with Cards 154
James Swain Honest Aces spectator choses leader packet 1996 Miracles with Cards 155
James Swain The Swain Drop Switch cards apparently just taken off deck and dropped on table 1996 Miracles with Cards 157
James Swain Honest Collectors 1996 Miracles with Cards 160
James Swain Annemann's Miracle three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole inspired by "The $ 1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
also published as "Shush" (James Swain, 2009)
1996 Miracles with Cards 164
James Swain Something for Nothing new deck order show, shuffled a few times, poker hands dealt, straight flushs and royal flush for performer inspired by "The Si Stebbins Secret" (Darwin Ortiz & Edward Marlo & Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1988) 1996 Miracles with Cards 167
James Swain Rules of the Game from shuffled deck the performer produces all nine possible poker hands
credit information
1996 Miracles with Cards 169
James Swain & Darwin Ortiz Finale for the Capitulating Queens vanish of signed card to wallet inspired by "The Capitulating Queens" (James Swain, 1992) 1996 Miracles with Cards 182
James Swain Final Departure inspired by "Between Your Points of Departure" (Earl Nelson, Variations) 1996 Miracles with Cards 187
James Swain Card to Case Load card loaded underneath cellophane see also "Skinning the Card to Cardcase" (Paul Gertner, 1994) 1996 Miracles with Cards 189
James Swain Tongue in Cheek deck ends up in New Pack Order except two selections 1999 21st Century Card Magic 7
James Swain Too Many Jokers deck ends up with all four of a kinds 1999 21st Century Card Magic 71
James Swain The Explosion three four of a kinds 1999 21st Century Card Magic 68
James Swain Miraculous several four of a kinds are produced 1999 21st Century Card Magic 46
James Swain The Tale of Titanic Thompson on top of anitfaroed packets is Royal Flush 1999 21st Century Card Magic 26
James Swain Dealing Centers/The Muck nice Switch 1999 21st Century Card Magic 140
James Swain Poker Interchange Redux see also "Poker Interchange" (James Swain, 1982),
"Poker Interchange" (James Swain, 1992)
1999 21st Century Card Magic 137
James Swain Just Lucky Eight Card Stack double Duke 1999 21st Century Card Magic 144
James Swain 21st Century Magicican vs. Gambler two phases, including Pokerhand Transformation 1999 21st Century Card Magic 147
James Swain Diving Rod four of a kind 1999 21st Century Card Magic 43
James Swain The Twenty-One Card Trick 1999 21st Century Card Magic 23
James Swain A Tribute to Dunninger Si Stebbins 1999 21st Century Card Magic 20
Fred Kaps & James Swain I am in Debt cards total ten although one by one is removed see also "I am in Debt" (Fred Kaps, 1972) 1999 21st Century Card Magic 108
James Swain The Four Robbers updating a Classic 1999 21st Century Card Magic 60
James Swain The Last Good Trick classic Staring him in the face handling 1999 21st Century Card Magic 57
Persi Diaconis & James Swain Persi's Collectors faro see also "The Gathering" (Jason Ladanye, 2013) 1999 21st Century Card Magic 105
James Swain & Herbert Milton & Nate Leipzig Sympathetic Thirteen specially arranged decks of ungaffed cards 1999 21st Century Card Magic 131
James Swain Psychic Poker one of 8 Card Packet, using Maven's "Binary Cut Sorting Process" 1999 21st Century Card Magic 29
James Swain Card Warp Display only with borderless Cards 1999 21st Century Card Magic 80
Alex Elmsley & James Swain 1002nd Aces 1999 21st Century Card Magic 127
James Swain 21st Century Assembly actually as a travelling effect 1999 21st Century Card Magic 64
James Swain Birds of a Feather three Phases 1999 21st Century Card Magic 37
James Swain Metamorphosis one Quartet is in Case 1999 21st Century Card Magic 11
James Swain Icebreaker selection 1999 21st Century Card Magic 17
James Swain 21st Century Cards Across ala Paul Harris' "Las Vegas Leaper" 1999 21st Century Card Magic 35
Larry Jennings & James Swain Instant Aces 1999 21st Century Card Magic 111
James Swain Equivocally Triumphant not-so-freely named Triumph 1999 21st Century Card Magic 50
James Swain Departure from Quartet between palms to case 1999 21st Century Card Magic 3
James Swain The Miracle Deck instantly knowing a selected Card 1999 21st Century Card Magic 53
Edward Marlo & James Swain The Drop Switch see also "Visual Poker Hand Change" (Edward Marlo, 1980) 1999 21st Century Card Magic 140
James Swain Peek, Stop, Touch three Cards selected in three different ways 1999 21st Century Card Magic 85
James Swain Unloading a Card on the Card Case 1999 21st Century Card Magic 83
James Swain The Dummy Force no-touch Force 1999 21st Century Card Magic 91
James Swain The Look-Away Force 1999 21st Century Card Magic 75
James Swain The Dummy Fan Force 1 chosen from fan of 5, located by touch, not really a force see also "One from Five" (1938) 1999 21st Century Card Magic 95
James Swain Peeking a Card During the Pass Riffle Pass 1999 21st Century Card Magic 53
James Swain The Dummy Pass the "your card is not here" pass see also "The Tap Pass" (Paul Curry, 1974) 1999 21st Century Card Magic 93
James Swain Benzais Cut with two Cards 1999 21st Century Card Magic 123
James Swain Two Full-Deck Controls push-though and cut sequences 1999 21st Century Card Magic 87
James Swain & Larry Jennings Larry Jennings' Famous Chop Cup Routine new handling inspired by "The Larry Jennings Chop Cup Routine" (Larry Jennings, 1977) 1999 21st Century Card Magic 149
Frederick Braue & James Swain Braue Addition and Switch Variation 1999 21st Century Card Magic 124
Brother John Hamman & James Swain & Steve Silverman Bottom Double Drop - Swivel Switch / $20 Switch see credits on page 130 1999 21st Century Card Magic 129
James Swain Preface 1999 21st Century Card Magic
Harry Lorayne & James Swain Simplified Swain, Plus aces lost and found with free-cut principle, colors separated, two selections found, based on Swain's "Shuffle Tracking" (Genii 5/2005) 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 442
James Swain Shush three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole inspired by "The $ 1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
also published as "Annemann's Miracle" (James Swain, 1996)
2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 41