Written by James Swain

1996
Work of James Swain

190 pages (Hardcover), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(90 entries)

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Darwin Ortiz Introduction
v
James Swain Foreword
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 1
William Goodwin Block Turnover Force from spread, Two Ton Transpo
2
James Swain Clue murderer and victim from twelve-card packet divined, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...")
Inspired by 7
James Swain, Edward Marlo Small Packet Simple Shift
9
James Swain Out of this World separated into suits
Inspired by 12
Unknown Center Block Pass
14
James Swain Superbowl Aces
18
James Swain, Bob Stencel The Stencel Move Vernon Transfer Handling, from packet to deck
18
James Swain Four-Card Display
21
James Swain Card in the Matchbox
Inspired by
  • "Card in the Matchbox" (Tony Giorgio, Genii, late 60s)
Variations
24
James Swain Matchbox Switch
25
James Swain Card in the Card Box spectator removes deck from case at beginning, no palming
28
Unknown Card behind Cellophane
28
Ed Balducci, Henry Christ Cut Deeper Force
28
Matt Schulien Card from Case Extraction
30
James Swain Boxed B'Wave Twisting phases with Queens, named Queen then travels to case, finally turns over and changes back color
32
James Swain Four-Card Equivoque forcing the Queen of Hearts
33
James Swain The World's Greatest Card Trick "a.k.a. The Homing Card"
Inspired by
  • Bill Malone's handling
36
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Display spreading out five cards as four
37
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
Related to 41
Charles Nyquist Ribbonspread Hide-Out
42
James Swain The Swain Simplicity Control setting up for a double lift
Related to 45
James Swain The Swain Simplicity Switch using The Slip
51
James Swain Gambler's Miracle four Kings on table change to Aces, Kings in different pockets
Inspired by 52
Larry Jennings, Daryl Martinez Rising Crime Display from Natural Grip
53
James Swain Up-the-Ladder Aces
Related to 56
Unknown Up-the-Ladder Cut
56
James Swain Tabled Pop-Out
56
James Swain The Blank Deck cards become blank except selection, then back to normal, Nudist deck
60
Michael Skinner Pocket Packet Switch brief, at end of a routine
61
James Swain Australian Aces Revisited spelling four answers to questions, aces on top and kings on bottom of piles
Inspired by 62
Edward Marlo Frictionless Bottom Deal
65
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
66
James Swain Real Mindreading freely thought-of card found with fishing procedure (Tsunami)
Inspired by 68
James Swain, Bob Farmer The Spectator Cuts to the Aces two versions
74
Unknown Turnover Move
74
Bruce Cervon One-Handed Flip Over Force
76
Unknown One-Handed Bottom Deal brief
78
James Swain Boxed Reset with case
80
James Swain, Alex Elmsley Brainweave follow up with Play It Straight type effect
Inspired by 84
Frank Simon Fan Revelation card pops out during one-hand closure of fan
86
James Swain Fortune Telling Cards three "fortune telling" cards change into one selection, blendo
90
Derek Dingle NoLap Switch
90
Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings Interlock Steal
92
James Swain, Darwin Ortiz Hitchcock Aces
Inspired by 94
Unknown Snap Turnover between fingers
95
Trevor Lewis Monte Plus Move
97
James Swain Miracle Aces Aces lost in deck, yet come to bottom at once
100
James Swain The Swain Bluff Control bluff type multiple shift
100
James Swain Bluff Control Palm Swain Bluff Control followed by copping the cards
105
James Swain Bluff Control Routine aces lost, kings put in table, they transpose
106
James Swain, Edward Marlo Topping the Mental Topper cards freely chosen (or thought of), card and its three mates found, faro
Inspired by 107
James Swain The Unweave Revelation Faro Divider type
109
James Swain My Opener Aces produced, triumph with Aces reversed at end, Aces lost again, cut to and new deck order finale
112
James Swain Propelled Table Production card propels out of deck during tabled card face-up
112
Unknown Push-Through Shuffle
113
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Ron Wohl Popout
113
James Swain Gorilla in the Middle card appears between sandwich cards, ungaffed
Inspired by
  • "Monkey in the Middle" (Bill Goldman)
120
James Swain Invisible Load Move
121
Jeff Busby Snap Finesse double snaps off fingers
121
James Swain Trapped
Inspired by 125
Ken Beale Sandwich Switch
126
James Swain Secrets of the Pass introduction
129
James Swain Tips on the Pass classic pass
130
James Swain, Larry Jennings The Jennings Box slit in case
  • Version One (card into second cased deck in wallet)
Inspired by 134
Larry Jennings The Jennings Handling slit in case
Also published here 138
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
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
143
James Swain The "Block"Buster Pass
Inspired byAlso published here 145
James Swain The Bottom Card Cover Pass
148
James Swain The Pass Palm top cards into left hand classic palm
Related to 149
James Swain Anastasia one of five cards thought of, vanishes and reappears in pocket
Inspired by 152
James Swain The Lost Multiple Shift Aces placed in different parts of deck, instantly removed from pocket
154
James Swain Honest Aces spectator choses leader packet
Variations 155
James Swain The Swain Drop Switch cards apparently just taken off deck and dropped on table
157
James Swain Honest Collectors
160
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico Multiple Shift hindu shuffle
161
James Swain Annemann's Miracle three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole
Inspired byAlso published here 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 167
James Swain Rules of the Game from shuffled deck the performer produces all nine possible poker hands
credit information
169
John Cornelius Spring Set
171
Bill Malone Malone Revelation
173
Steve Freeman Freeman Revelation
176
Bruce Cervon Pivot Revelation
178
James Swain, Darwin Ortiz Finale for the Capitulating Queens vanish of signed card to wallet
Inspired by 182
Jon Racherbaumer Handling of Norm Osborne's Unlimited Vanish
186
James Swain Final Departure
Inspired by 187
James Swain Card to Case Load card loaded underneath cellophane
Related to 189