Written by James G. Thompson Jr.

Work of Various

165 pages (Stapled), published by Haines House of Cards
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(242 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
James G. Thompson Jr. Foreword i
John Braun Introduction iii
James G. Thompson Jr. Neophyte's Delight chapter intro 1
Unknown Naming the Card naming chosen card 1
Unknown Pulse Reading divining card by feeling pulse 1
Unknown The Spectator names his Card card placed on spectator's hand 1
Unknown The Spread card is found in face-up spread 2
Unknown From the Voice spectator names cards in the deck, performer divines it 2
Howard Albright Lip Reading Test finger put on spectator's lip, card is divined 2
H. Adrian Smith A Different Ending performer stops spectator dealing at selection 3
Unknown Think Stop 3
Unknown From the Spectator's Pocket deck in spectator's pocket, card at named position 3
Unknown Top or Bottom spectator decides where card shall appear 3
Unknown Card Change no specific method 3
Frank Csuri Clipped card change, with paper clip 4
Unknown It was in My Pocket 4
Unknown Right About There card inserted next to selection 4
Unknown The Stabbed Card wrapped din newspaper 5
Henry Hardin Hindu Dream Variation cards in hat are mixed, performer removes selectionAlso published here 5
Unknown, Theodore Annemann Flip-Over air pressure turnover, with Annemann variationAlso published here 5
Frank Dobrina Allez Oop "A Striking Card Discovery"
deck thrown on surface so it spreads, selection turns over via air pressure and slides to center
Also published here 6
Unknown Card on the Wall saliva 7
Unknown The Startler cards are knocked out of spectator's hand, selection remains 7
Arthur H. Buckley Surprise Card Thru the Case cards in case are knocked out of spectator's hand, selection remainsAlso published here 7
Jack Merlin Spring Flourish Production selection is at place where spectator stops, springing cards from one hand to the otherAlso published here 9
Unknown The Flying Card card sprung from hand to hand, selection jumps out 9
Unknown The Springing Cards cards are sprung into the air, chosen card is caught 9
Jimmy Connor Tap-A-Card mental spelling as performer taps on random card, selection at final letter 11
James G. Thompson Jr. Transuders and Peregrinators chapter intro 12
James G. Thompson Jr. The Ambitious Card short routine with Braue Pop-Up Card finish 12
C. M. Coles New Card Location selection appears on bottom of chosen pile 14
Unknown The Penetrating Card card through handkerchief and card case 14
Charles Waller Card Thru Plate 17
Unknown The the Magazine 17
Joseph Ovette Ovette Master Move without credit 17
James G. Thompson Jr. Through the Table bold lapping move 18
Eddie Joseph Gone Right Through card through table, with handkerchief 18
Unknown Traveling Cards Vanish hiding a card while running through the deck 19
Unknown Rub'er card transforms into selection and then vanishes, Rub-A-Dub-Dub vanish 19
John Scarne Mouthful Also published here 20
Edward Marlo Card to Card Case 21
William H. McCaffrey Card in the Pocket signedRelated to 21
Tommy Dowd Card in the Pocket using Ovette Master MoveAlso published here 22
Unknown Company for the Old Lady 24
Unknown Card in the Hat 25
Charles Waller A Bit of Card Tomfoolery 25
Sam H. Sharpe The Nervous Card card jumps from one packet into another next to selectionAlso published here 25
Stewart James Psycho-Dyne dark room, card travels to chosen location 26
James G. Thompson Jr. My Crystal Please 28
Verne Chesbro Mentelimination missing card is named 28
Charles T. Jordan Clocking brief 29
Verne Chesbro Percepto selection divined in impressive manner while spectator looks at cards in his own handsAlso published here 29
Unknown Princess Card Trick 30
Al Baker The Finger Knows - And Tells one of fiveAlso published here 30
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Number Please two methodsAlso published here 31
James G. Thompson Jr. Winged Thoughts code over phone 33
Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected 36
James G. Thompson Jr. The Eyes Have It coding only with eye movementAlso published here 37
Unknown Special Delivery Related to 38
Paul Morris Nothing to Do assistant names selection, or position of selection in deck 39
U. F. Grant Mindreading with Any Assistant spectator finds chosen card, two methods 40
Unknown Card Reverse double lift and deck turnover 40
U. F. Grant Mindreading with Any Assistant No. 2 spectator divines chosen card, corner torn off 40
James G. Thompson Jr. Presto Spectator Prestidigitator! chapter intro 41
Unknown Selected Card from Spectator's Pocket spectator removes selection from deck in his pocket 41
Jack Merlin From the Pocket pack in spectator's pocket, he removes cards then the deck, only his card remains in the pocketAlso published here 41
Stewart Judah Favorite Card Trick card from row chosen, its value used to count down to selection 42
Unknown Card at Any Number first time it fails, re-deal 42
Henry Christ Stop When Ready Also published here 43
Unknown Hilarious Finish to an Old Trick 44
Unknown At Second Spectator's Number using the glide 45
T. Page Wright The Three Numbers two named numbers, card is found at difference of named numbers 45
Unknown Torn Pack Location deck torn in half, two halves of selection found at named numbers 46
Stanley Collins Spectator's Guess 47
Unknown The Magic Thrust (I) 47
Robert Brethen The Magic Thrust (II) 48
Sheldon Levy A Double Surprise with a kicker 48
Unknown Stop Me at Any Time cards are drawn back on deck, force 49
Theodore Annemann Riffle Stop 49
Unknown Last Stop seven card stop force 50
Theodore Annemann Spectator Deals and Stops spectator deals into performer's hand and stops, small packet bottom deal 50
Roger Montandon, Wait You're Crazier than I am! joke with invisible cards 50
Unknown The Psychological Stop Trick 51
Unknown Placement Control to the ninth position 51
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force Variation as Lynn Searles, portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over 52
Jack Merlin The Tip-Up Discovery spectator cuts to selectionAlso published here 52
Richard Williams Perfect Card Force Variation cutting under handkerchief force 53
A. P. Johnson Card Hypnotism selection sticks to the wall 53
Jack Merlin Spectator Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, jokeAlso published here 54
James G. Thompson Jr. Repeat Selection card dropped on the floor changes into selection 54
T. Page Wright A Lesson in Card Magic spectator performs trick with other spectator 55
Dr. Jacob Daley A Trick in Timing performer stops at selection 58
James G. Thompson Jr. Wham! chapter intro 59
Paul LePaul Flip Also published here 60
G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter's Laugh card sticks to back of handAlso published here 60
R. M. Jamison You Didn't Notice It? selection is apparently a double facer, gag 61
Unknown The Kick-Back Discovery Cut 'Em. Thanks! gag, to reveal a card 61
Unknown The Cards were Cut! card is cut gag, with a knife 61
George G. Kaplan Surrealism "No" gag prediction, on piece of paper 61
Richard Himber Try this for Size off beat prediction of position 14 3/4Related toAlso published here
  • "Try This For Size" (Richard Himber, MUM, Sep. 1969)
"Maury" Kains Come "Forth" 63
Unknown Just an Old Chinese Custom chinese prediction, comedy 63
U. F. Grant Underneath three cards put on floor 63
Unknown Glide Gag stop trick with sucker element 64
Baffles Brush Evens and Middles sucker trick, apparently card is among dealt cards 65
Unknown Sucker Gag "the next card I turn over..." 65
Unknown Indifferent Card Changes to Chosen Card Related to 66
Bert Douglas My Ghost Card Trick 66
H. Adrian Smith A Selected Card Revealed 67
Jack Merlin Snap Change Also published here 68
Unknown A Startling Transformation card is oujogged in deck, when cards are sprung from hand to hand, card transforms 69
T. Page Wright, William Larsen A Mind Reading Interlude 69
Unknown Chango nap over change 70
Theodore Annemann A Card in Hand in spectator's hand 70
R. M. Jamison Pulling a Fast One 71
William Larsen, T. Page Wright The Card in Pocket Transposition card in pocket transposes with card at unknown position 72
Unknown Deluxe Transposition at certain position 73
E. Leslie May The "Elm" Card Change signed card in pocket transposes with card in deckAlso published here 74
Dai Vernon The Eight in the Side Pocket transpo in pocketAlso published here
  • "The Eight In The Side Pocket" (Dai Vernon, Genii, March 1941)
Charlie Miller The Delovely Delusion 75
T. Page Wright A Mistake But... two cards transform into cards which indicate suit and value 77
Unknown Complaisant Card sucker element 77
Orville Wayne Meyer Something Screwey sucker element, three spectators select same card, card ends up in pocket 78
James G. Thompson Jr. Not a Single Revelation chapter intro 80
Louis Comte Cards at the Fingertips similar to Hofzinser catch 80
Burger, Slayton Duplex Trick card in glass transformation, two cards 81
Doc Mifflin Double Barrel two card location, first card turns into second card 81
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust (III) with two cards 82
James G. Thompson Jr. Mistake? off-beat two cards transposition, apparently finding wrong cards 82
Al Baker Twin Souls two cardsAlso published here 83
Unknown The Pack Vanishes all cards vanish except two selections 84
Unknown The Cards and the Pellets 84
Bruce Elliott The Expert at the Card Table stacking Aces and selectionsInspired by 85
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selectionsAlso published here 86
Unknown Variation for a Force of Four Cards thought of numbers are dealt 87
Doc Mifflin Found - One Poker Hand chosen hand contains chosen poker hand, easy stacking 87
Gerald Kosky Tattle-Tale 89
James G. Thompson Jr. Not to the Manner Born chapter intro 90
Unknown Card on the Ceiling 90
Unknown Card and Plate card is caught with plate out of shower of cards, wax on card 90
Unknown A Card Through the Plate 91
Jimmy Grippo Clear Thru! handkerchief put on deck and corner folded in, selection penetrates the silkAlso published here 91
Henry Hardin Satan's Mail card to envelope, sticking to it with wax 92
Theodore Annemann The Walk Around Discovery cards distributed on floor and selection locatedAlso published here 93
James G. Thompson Jr. Pierced under newspaper 94
James G. Thompson Jr. Under the Knife 94
Eddie Joseph The Hooded Hew wrapped in napkin 95
Eddie Joseph The Revolution rubber band around deck, selection is pushed out 96
Unknown The Salt Trick deck divides at selected cardAlso published here 96
Unknown Mystery of the Glass House x card in glass, envelope put away, card in glass changes into selection, x card in envelopeAlso published here 97
Theodore Annemann The Psychic Toothpick toothpick moves on its ownAlso published here 98
Jack Vosburgh Clip paper clip vanishes and is found on selection in the deck 98
Frank Lane Not My Card 99
Chester Morris As a Result of an Error off-beat prediction, two pips of seven are missing to predict a five 100
Clayton Rawson The Cockeyed Cards joker always shows up and is torn up, then shows up again and pieces are now selectionAlso published here 100
Eugene Laurant Torn and Restored Card pieces transform into bill, matching corner 102
Theodore Annemann Pocketbook Card card to ungaffed banded wallet, duplicate with subtle markAlso published here 103
Unknown The Easy Card in Wallet 103
Unknown A Card for Mercury 104
James G. Thompson Jr. The Last Word chapter intro 106
Eddie Joseph The Smacker 106
Eddie Joseph The Renegade air-pressure turnover 106
Eddie Joseph The Somersault cards land scattered on table except selection 106
Unknown With a Glass of Water divination using water 107
U. F. Grant The Fingerprint Discovery 107
U. F. Grant The Marked Deck 107
U. F. Grant Silver Sleuth 108
William Larsen, T. Page Wright A Cut with a Coin coin thrown in to the air and caught in the deck, next to selection 108
Jack Merlin Flying Indicator card lands next to selection 108
Unknown With Five Cards lots of dealing 109
Jack Merlin Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remainsAlso published here 109
Blois Houghton Sensitive Soul deck separates at selection when kicked on floor, crimp instead of saltAlso published here 110
Al Baker Nufind two key cardsAlso published here 110
William H. McCaffrey Divination 111
Tom Osborne, Lu Brent Match It mates are produced 111
James G. Thompson Jr. Number Spell-Out 112
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Spelling a Card as "Gray"Also published here 113
Frank Squires Frank Squires' Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows upAlso published here 114
Frederick Braue Frank Squires' Speller with any Card answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up 114
Unknown Spectator's Name Spell 115
Unknown The Reversed Card slop shuffle triumph 116
Walter B. Gibson Double Reverse spectator's and performer's cards reverseAlso published here 116
Laurie Ireland, Jess Kelly A Pantomime Card Location 117
Audley Walsh Two invisible hair attached to deck, one card rises and is levered againAlso published here 118
Franklin M. Chapman Under Cover card turns over and rises 119
Unknown Little Finger Rising Card 120
Jack Merlin Eerie Card Rise from behind, bentAlso published here 120
Eddie Joseph The Jumping Location saliva, card shoots out of deck 122
Unknown "Snap It" card snapped out of hat 123
Clayton Rawson Magic Shuffle Variation cards shuffled face up into face down, cards found together 123
Orville Wayne Meyer The Fingers sandwich behind back, two cards inserted face up into deck 124
J. B. Bobo The Card Between Also published here 125
Paul Morris The Prisoner Can't Escape 126
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Murder Mystery with Cards 127
Theodore Annemann The Aces and the Criminal aces sandwich selectionRelated to 128
Paul Morris Are You Sure? instead of the chosen card, four Jacks are found. Chosen card appears in the endAlso published here 129
Louis Lam Miraculous selection travels from handkerchief-wrapped deck between rubber banded four acesAlso published here 131
Jack Merlin The Royal Finders selection ends up between the two black kingsAlso published here 132
Clayton Rawson Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocketAlso published here 134
Unknown The Top Card Knows value of top card is used to find selection 136
Tom Sellers Up and Down with dealing cards face-up and face-down 136
Edward Marlo Divining Hanky handkerchief finds card by bending its corner by itself to identify itAlso published here 136
Harlan Tarbell By Touch Alone cards are divined by producing cards of matching value and suit 137
L. Vosburgh Lyons Last Chance TantalizerAlso published here 138
Stuart Robson Last Touch last card is selectionAlso published here 138
James G. Thompson Jr. Lie Detector Variation 139
Jack Vosburgh The Awful Truth Variations 139
Theodore Annemann The Tune Detective card found by dealing to selected song lyric / beatAlso published here 140
Theodore Annemann The Clumsy Performer cards fall out of performer's hand until chosen card remains 140
W. A. Flaig Watchful Queen Variation whispering queen names card next to selection 141
Unknown The Captain Card cards in hat are dropped out, selection remains in hat 141
Norman Ashworth Before the Eyes Variation message on paper becomes name of selection when wiping over itRelated to 142
Jack Vosburgh My Number Your Card 143
James G. Thompson Jr. Call Your Hand Variation performer's poker hand contains four Aces and selectionInspired by 144
Unknown Thumbnail Measuring Related to 144
Edward Marlo The Torn Deck Mystery deck is torn in quarters which are mixed in hat, performer locates four pieces of selection without lookingAlso published here 145
James G. Thompson Jr. Guess Your Card two cards are divined 146
U. F. Grant Finale 146
James G. Thompson Jr. Means to the End chapter intro 147
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson Force Get Ready charlier pass for bringing card to center 147
Unknown Forcing 148
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson Glimpse while shuffling 148
James G. Thompson Jr. From 1 to 10 bringing card to a desired number 150
Unknown Placing Card any Number Above Ten from Top of Pack 151
George G. Kaplan Discovery 151
Unknown Card Control to Top or Bottom throw jog 153
Unknown Top Glimpse bubble glimpse 153
Unknown Bottom Glimpse buckle 154
Doc Mifflin Mifflin False Riffle Shuffle waterfall in the hands, strip out 154
Unknown Fast Shuffle to Retain Top Stock 155
Unknown False Shuffle to Retain Bottom Stock 157
Unknown False Cut 157
Unknown The Slip Cut 157
Unknown The Mexican Turnover 158
Unknown The Glide 158
Unknown One Hand Charlier Pass 159
Unknown Palming the Card brief 160
Unknown Standard Color Change unloading palmed card 161
Doc Mifflin Reversing the Bottom Card while preparing for a riffle shuffle 161
Unknown Preparing for the Double Lift 162
Unknown Thumb Count 163
James G. Thompson Jr. In Conclusion 164