Written by Professor Hoffmann

1889
Work of Professor Hoffmann

250 pages (Hardcover), published by Bradbury, Agnew & Co.

Language: English

(174 entries)

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Professor Hoffmann To Make the Pass "the very backbone of card conjuring"
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Unknown To Make the Pass with both Hands
4
Unknown Single-handed Pass, No. 1
Related toAlso published here 6
Charlier Single-handed Pass, No. 2
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Unknown Charlier Pass as Control
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Unknown Single-handed Pass, No. 3 as color change
Also published here 9
Unknown Visible Transposition one-handed passes in both hands simultaneously, duplicates
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Unknown To Force a Card including one-handed variation
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Unknown To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card from fan or during riffling with slight stop at step
Related to 12
Unknown "Forcing" Packs one-way & three-way
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Professor Hoffmann To Force Three Cards together three force cards repeat abcabcabc...
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Unknown Injog Stop Force top cards openly pushed back one by one until spectator stops
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Unknown To Palm a Card with replacement to remove "curl"
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Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin To Palm the Bottom Card of the Pack
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W. J. Collins To Palm the Top Card with One Hand only actually bottom palm, deck is simply turned over
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Unknown To get Sight of a Card for top (first palming the card), center and bottom
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Professor Hoffmann N. B. how to get the deck in line of sight for glimpse
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Unknown To Change a Card - First Method bottom change
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Unknown To Change a Card - Second Method top change
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Unknown "Second" Dealing with "card at any number" application
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Unknown To Change a Card - Third Method: The Vertical Change snap-over change, see page 132 for another way to get into it
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Unknown To Change a Card - Fourth Method bottom card shown, top side-jogged card quickly removed instead
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Prof. Robert Hellis Hellis' Change, No. 1 "To change a card without the aid of the Pack"
in context of effect in which wrong card changes into selection
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Prof. Robert Hellis Hellis' Change, No. 2 "To change severals cards at once"
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Unknown To Slip a Card with transformation effect
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Unknown False Shuffles - First Method small top stock
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Unknown False Shuffles - Second Method top stock
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Unknown False Shuffles - Third Method top stock retained, repeat center cuts
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Unknown False Shuffles - Fourth Method Charlier type shuffle with optical bluff placement to top
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Unknown False Shuffles - Fifth Method multiple packets
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Unknown False Shuffles - Sixth Method fans pushed into each other and stripped out again (Zarrowesque concept)
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Charlier False Shuffles - Seventh Method uncredited
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Unknown False Shuffles - Eighth Method cards are inserted, pushed through diagonally, stripped out and replaced on bottom
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Unknown Diagonal Insertion
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Unknown The Bridge two methods to put it in
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Unknown The Ruffle two-handed or one-handed riffle for sound effect
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Unknown The Click with deck or single card
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Unknown To Throw a Card
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Unknown To Spring the Cards from Hand to Hand
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Unknown Electric Deck with ribbon, only mentioned
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Unknown To Change one Pack for another special pockets (pochette) at trousers & profonde, multiple methods
Related to 34
Professor Hoffmann Conjurers' Table - The Servante
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Professor Hoffmann The use of the Magic Wand
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Unknown Long or Wide Cards
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Unknown Longs and Shorts long and short deck for locating cards with deck switch between selection and replacement
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Unknown Blindfold Location multiple cards by touch
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Unknown Biseauté or Tapering Cards red-black application
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Unknown Reversing the Selection stripper deck, two methods
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Unknown Tricks with Long Cards simple location of a card, either by using long card as key or by forcing long card
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Unknown Shuffling with Key Card "very small risk of the two cards being parted"
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Unknown Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card
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Unknown Tricks with Biseauté Cards - The Attractive Power of Gold three selections come to bottom of three piles, then to bottom of pack after shuffle, presented with coins, stripper deck
Related to 43
Unknown The Pocket-picking Trick selection extracted by feel from deck in spectator's pocket, stripper or long card or ungaffed
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Unknown "Cornered" Cards whole deck corner-shorted
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Unknown Changing Cards
  • flap card (with rubber)
  • moving pip section in picture cards (two versions)
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Unknown The "Walking Pip" Card
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Unknown Multi-Pip Card & Application two versions, with general card type routine with two spectators
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Prof. M. Verbeck Multi-Pip Card double faced multi-pip card, ending clean with blank card
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Unknown Marked Cards - To distinguish the Suit of each Card suit-only marking
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Unknown Various Systems of Card-marking
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Charlier The Charlier System punch marked deck
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Unknown "Reading" the Cards multiple cards divined with wand, punch marked deck
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Charlier The Charlier "Dial" stack system with rules to calculate positions and the number of pips in a cut-off pile
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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
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Unknown To discover a card mentally selected
  • First Method
  • Second Method
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Unknown with the aid of a wide card
  • Third Method
wide card as key card
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Unknown Fourth Method deck bridge as control
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Unknown Fifth Method nailnick
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Unknown The Turn-over air pressure
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Unknown The "Nerve" Feat deck hit out of spectator's hand, "staring him in the face", see also page 42
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Unknown Third Method of Revealing single card friction toss
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Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick cards coming out in order via down-under-deal, thirteen-card and 32-card version
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Unknown The "Spelling" Trick spelling every value in a thirteen-card packet
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Unknown To Name all the Cards of the Pack in Succession full stack, 32-version and Eight Kings explained
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Unknown Odd-Even Divination performer knows whether cut-off number is odd or even
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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
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Unknown The Whist Trick dealing four hands, one contains winning suit and others are either mixed or also sorted in suits
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Unknown Two Heaps of Cards having been placed upon the Table, to Predict with Certainty which Heap a Spectator will choose ambiguous prediction, two handlings (number of cards or values in pile & odd/even pile with palming)
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Unknown The Pack being divided into two Heaps on the Table and a Card taken from each Heap and placed in the other: to discover such Cards two methods (odd/even or bridge)
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Unknown The Queens digging for Diamonds hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentation
Also published here 82
Unknown A Row of Cards having been formed Face downwards, to divine how many have been moved from one end of the Row to the other spectator displaces x cards in packet, an x value card is produced
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Unknown To make a Card thought of by one Person appear at such Number in the Pack as another Person shall choose card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, re-count
Related to 85
Unknown Another Method 27-card trick with card-to-any-number table
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Unknown The Affectionate Quartette four-of-a-kind distributed in deck comes together again, various methods
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Unknown Hidden Block Packet Switch
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Unknown Multiple Bottom Change brief
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Unknown Eights as Sevens show fan of Eights as Sevens
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Unknown To discover a Chosen Card by the Throw of a Pair of Dice forcing pack
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Unknown The "Whispering Trick" for one spectator, paperballs over the head situation
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Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
Also published here 95
Unknown To pick out a Chosen Card under a Handkerchief long card, stripper or ungaffed
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Professor Hoffmann Card Tricks without Apparatus, and chiefly dependent upon Sleight of Hand
  • Advice to the Neophyte
  • The Conjurer's "Patter"
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Unknown The Obedient Aces
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Unknown Classic Pass False Cut
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Conus Conus' Ace Trick
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Conus The Shower of Aces many aces appear at named number (faced-deck turnover at-any-number method)
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Unknown To turn over the Pack
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Charles Bertram Bertram's Ace Trick spectator deals out all cards, the three indifferent cards end up in spectator's pocket
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Unknown Equivoque one out of four
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Unknown Clairvoyance by Touch chosen card is extracted from deck in spectator's pocket, the repeat in which spectator extracts right card
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Unknown To Pass a Card through a Hat as out for classic force
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Louis Comte The Ladies' Looking-Glass last pair caught from shower of cards
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Unknown Classic Pass Half Pass
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Unknown Houlette à la Main fingers from behind
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Unknown Friction Toss
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Unknown Everybody's Card
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Professor Alberti Alberti's Rising Cards hair and wax
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Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards two routines (second one by Robert-Houdin)
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Unknown Cut Force spectator cuts into break
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Unknown Opening a Sealed Pack
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Unknown, Prof. M. Verbeck "Stop!" "Three Cards having been drawn by Three different Persons, to make them appear at such Numbers in the Pack as the Drawers or any other Person my select"
three-way or two-way forcing pack
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Unknown The Cards having been freely Shuffled and Cut into three or four Heaps, to Name the Top Card of each Heap one ahead
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Professor Hoffmann Thought Anticipated general thoughts on the plot
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Unknown A Person having Secretly Thought of a Card, and the Pack having been Divided into Three Heaps, to Declare in which Heap the Card thought of will be found
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Unknown Classic Pass False Cut handling 2
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Unknown To Invite a Person secretly to Think of a Card, and before such Card is named to pick it out of the Pack
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Unknown Drawing off the Table Edge Switch
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Unknown A Card having been Thought of by one Spectator, to offer the Pack to another, and cause him to draw the same Card psychological force & out
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Unknown Card to Pocket as Out for Classic Force
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Unknown Thought Doubly Anticipated "To Place a Card Thought of by one Person at such Position in the Pack as another Person shall mentally Select"
psychological force & position 7 with outs
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Professor Hoffmann Card tricks with Apparatus, or requiring Special Cards introduction
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Unknown The Transforming Sevens divided cards
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Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack"
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Unknown On Splitting brief, see also footnote on page 143
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Unknown The Four Queens changed to Kings queens under hat transpose with kings on deck, double facers
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Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve
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Unknown The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions
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Unknown Card-Boxes No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4: "Card-and-Bird" Box
No. 5
No. 6: Bland's Brass Card-box
No. 7: The Card-Drawer
No. 8: The Double Card-Drawer
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Unknown Black Backed Card
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Unknown The Card Table round small tray
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Unknown Two Drawn Cards, placed in different Boxes, made to Change Places at Command
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Professor Hoffmann A Drawn Card, placed in a Closed Box, made to Fly back to the Pack, while Another takes its Place in the Box including Another Method
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Unknown The Torn-Card Trick torn corner, then complete restoration, card box prop
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Unknown The Mechanical "Torn Card" last corner visibly restores
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Unknown Jumping Cards "To Make Selected Cards Jump out of the Pack"
king of mechanical houlette
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Eugene Bosco The Sand Frame
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Professor Field Professor Field's Card Frame pieces shot with pistol on the frame
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Unknown Conjurers' Pistols two models
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Unknown The Magic Sword "A Chosen Card Caught on the Point of a Sword"
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Unknown A Card caught on the End of a Walking-Stick
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Unknown The Magic Mirror deck laid on mirror, name appears on mirror (breathing glass), mirror turned, only selection sticks to mirror
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Unknown Iron Foil Card magnetic application
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Unknown The Charmed Bullet and the Black Cloth Target nine shuffled cards stuck to board covered with black cloth, performer shoots on board and hits selection
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Unknown The China Plate and Flying Cards deck laid on plate, selections fly out horizontally
Related to 185
Bland The Card-Catching Plate four cards appear attached to rim of plate when deck is thrown at it
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Unknown A Card found in a Cigar
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Unknown A Card found in a Candle two methods (fake or ordinary candle)
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Unknown Money-producing Cards from single card, then more coins from deck
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Unknown Finger Palm brief
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Unknown Classic Palm brief
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Unknown Hollow Deck Shell to produce coins, see also page 194 for other model
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Unknown A Pack of Cards changed to a Handkerchief handkerchief and cards in leather case change places
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Unknown Hollow Deck Shell for handkerchief
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Unknown The Black Velvet Banner three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk
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Professor Hoffmann The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards three cards selected, which are then multiplied (e.g. a dozen aces of hearts), then all duplicates vanished
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Professor Hoffmann Deck Pull
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Unknown The Magic Star and Cabalistic Pointer six cards in star configuration, an arrow pivots and stops at selections
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Professor Hoffmann Conjurers' Tables - Pistons
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Unknown The Fairy Star five cards lost and found, then teared up and put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
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Unknown Multiple Selection Routine five cards in five different ways
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Unknown The Cabalistic Star five cards appear on points of star apparatus
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Unknown The Rising Cards (La Houlette) various thread methods (including "Sand Riser"), routine and pseudo-mistakes
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Unknown The Crystal Houlette requiring prepared wand
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Bland The Wonderful Fan and Enchanted Card card is shot on lady's fan with pistol, fan opens and card appears on it
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Unknown Folding Card acrobatic type
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Unknown The Card and Smoke Trick borrowed handkerchief on glass, card fired with pistol and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
variation in which blank card in glass becomes printed
Related to 225
Unknown Card Stamp
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Unknown The Cascade of Cards card fountain with or without special apparatus
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Professor Hoffmann The "Sensation" Card Trick "An Experiment in Thought-reading"
three cards thought of, performer divines writes them on slips of paper, spectators remove their cards and the vanish from "card table" and reappear in deck
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Unknown Billet Index
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Unknown The Crystal Frame "For the Production of a Card"
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Unknown The Black Velvet Frame "For the Production of a Card"
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Unknown The Card in the Candle card appears on top of candle
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Unknown, Bland The Card Bouquet five cards are destroyed and shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, some reverse and one has a corner missing which is visibly restored, very mechanical apparatus
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