Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Various

396 pages (Hardcover), published by L&L Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(564 entries)


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Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With
  • performer finds red card in black packet behind back
  • circled number on paper is divined behind back
  • set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 1 291
Karl Fulves Babel Marcia Seligson column on Jean Dixon in NY Times, Hofzinser Folio, Charlie Miller on Faro Tricks
Vol. 5 No. 1 292
George McLean, George Blake, Mel Stover Etcetera
Vol. 5 No. 1 292
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Beat The House humorous dealing routine in which performer plays against two players and always gets one card less, three phases, in final phase performer gets non and players blank cards
Vol. 5 No. 1 294
Karl Fulves J. N. Hofzinser on Hofzinser's life and the published sources, see also p. 411 for references
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 295
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Future Card "Domination Of Thought"
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 296
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Turnover with double facer
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 296
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser A Slate Test four numbers added, predicted
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 296
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Karl Fulves On the Presentation of Mathematical Tricks
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 297
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Intuition spectator locates another spectator's card from 6-card packet on table, first wrong but then transforms
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 297
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Cups And Balls using servante, actually page 298A
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 298
Unknown Bounce Steal card thrown under cup stolen, actually page 298A
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 298
Unknown Reverse Spin Steal actually page 298A
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 298
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Two Unsolved Card Problems 1. card vanishes and reappears rolled inside finger ring by spectator held behind his back
2. Hofzinser Ace Problem
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 299
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coins In Flight 1. six coins travel from hand to tray
2. repeat with two
3. from hand to hand
4. two spectators have twelve coins, four travel across
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 299
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coin Tray made of glass
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 299
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coin Steal from Bag
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 299
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Multiple False Transfer
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 300
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Vanishing Deck deck placed in metal box, silk vanished, deck vanished except selection and silk in box too
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 300
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Kings And Queens Kings and Queens separated on table, then both piles consist of two Kings-Queen pairs
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 301
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Book Tests several strategies, including duplicate books, force books, book opening itself on chosen page, as memory feat
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 301
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Change Bag to force Page Number
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 302
Karl Fulves Concluding Notes on this Hofzinser folio
Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio 302
Karl Fulves, Aaron Wainer Three Bottles
  • tobacco and paper dropped in bottle and shake, transforms into cigarette
  • cork pops off second bottle after moving up and down (a la Zombie)
  • whistling in third bottle, bottle whistles by itself afterwards, see p. 308 for reference
Related to Vol. 5 No. 2 303
Karl Fulves Babel Velki magazine, Mystic Power Mentations (Vosburgh Lyons), Ed Mishell's Hold-Out Miracles, Stewart Smith, practical joke by Robert Murray (two right handed gloves) via Martin Gardner
Vol. 5 No. 2 304
Robert E. Neale, Karl Fulves Roulette russian roulette demonstration, "Readers unfamiliar with firearms are urged not to try this trick.", see p. 308 for reference and p. 312 for comment
Vol. 5 No. 2 305
Sydney Bergson, Murry Graham Etcetera
Vol. 5 No. 2 306
Unknown Linked Paper-Clip Idea rubber band is linked to safety pins when jumped off bill
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 2 306
George McLean Colorvision Gag practical joke with colorvision
Related to Vol. 5 No. 2 306
Murry Graham Case as Jail Cell with slits cut out
Related to Vol. 5 No. 2 306
Horace E. Bennett Framed coin produced from purse frame, vanishes inside again, see also p. 320
Inspired by
  • "Theft Proof Purse" (Horace Bennett, Gen, Feb. 1963)
Related to
  • "Problem Solver" (Ernie Nassimbene, Genii, June 1969)
Vol. 5 No. 2 307
Unknown Gag Fusion "originated, I think, in England some time ago"
Vol. 5 No. 2 308
Unknown Music Box Prediction cards with songs, one chosen, music box produces this song and then turns out to be empty, "suggested in Great Britain a few years ago"
Related to Vol. 5 No. 2 308
Aaron Wainer Floating Match in Bottle lighted match floats in bottle
Vol. 5 No. 2 308
Alex Elmsley Point of Departure reprinted from reference, see also p. 320
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 2 309
L. Vosburgh Lyons Numbers using number blocks and wooden stand, mathematical principle, see also p. 320
Vol. 5 No. 2 310
Francis J. Baker Logic two cards chosen, one found by performer and one by spectator, red-black alternating
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 3 311
Peter Brooke Dates three spectators with coins, a fourth coin is introduced and each spectator finally selects one, dates divined
Inspired by
  • "Hofzinser Variation" (Karl Fulves, Abra #1205)
Vol. 5 No. 3 311
Karl Fulves Babel Jack Gwynne died, Richard Himber newspaper clipping, Tarbell #7 supposed to be written by Oscar Weigle, Jack Chanin anecdote
Vol. 5 No. 3 312
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Best Magic Tricks by Lu Brent Vol. 5 No. 3 312
John Taylor Rigelian Ring ring penetrates cardboard, finger and handkerchief, three phases, see also p. 326 and p. 340
Vol. 5 No. 3 313
Ray Bedwell Solution To The Odd Game small board with hole, billiard ball dropped inside vanishes, repeat, posed as problem, Zone Zero
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 3 314
Frank A. Russell, Greg Moore, John Hudak Etcetera
Vol. 5 No. 3 314
Brian Jordan 8 - 25 packets removed and counted down in some piles, two mates appear, see also p. 348
Related to
  • "Isochronism" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1952)
Vol. 5 No. 3 315
Joseph K. Schmidt Coin Flourish one-handed, three coin stack, middle coin spun out and rotated, also popular with poker chips, see also p. 326 & p. 332
Vol. 5 No. 3 315
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dim The Lights small hand taps out value of first selection, then finds second selection by dragging top half away, see also p. 340
Related to Vol. 5 No. 3 316
Bob Farrell High Dice Stack stack of dice three times hight of cup
Vol. 5 No. 4 317
Karl Fulves Babel fortune tellers, Comedy Funnel Magic (Maurice)
Vol. 5 No. 4 318
Unknown Number Equation Puzzle
Vol. 5 No. 4 318
Jay Weiler Hook Coin Gag for magicians
Vol. 5 No. 4 318
Kirk Stiles On & Off
Vol. 5 No. 4 319
Harold Bester, Chris Hussey, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Martin Gardner, Paul Sweetman Etcetera
Related to Vol. 5 No. 4 320
Paul Sweetman PoD Addition travelling stamp
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 4 320
Roy Walton Blue Phantom II two cards found, one of them has different colored back
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 5 No. 4 321
Ned Powers No Chance card selected behind back, card used to stab into deck reversed behind back, it changes into selection
Vol. 5 No. 4 321
Unknown Riffle Shuffle Glimpse of reversed card during tabled shuffle
Vol. 5 No. 4 321
Karl Fulves Colorvision Plus Math color vision cube turned on table by spectator according to instructions, color divined, see also p. 340 & 373
Related to Vol. 5 No. 4 322
Kirk Stiles Blok-Ring Transpo blok on thread and small ring off thread transpose underneath silk, uses Blok-Kord apparatus
Vol. 5 No. 4 322
Bob Logan A Phoenix More Rapid instant restoration of tissue, based on dealer's item
Vol. 5 No. 5 323
Bruce Cervon Quantum Jump more jumping than rising
Vol. 5 No. 5 323
Karl Fulves Babel Jack Boschan's "Phosphorus" magazine, Ganson's "Unique Rope Routine" vs. George Sands routine, John Mulholland newspaper obituary
Vol. 5 No. 5 324
Martin Gardner The Compleat Gamester Addition red-black betting game with eight cards
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 5 324
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale, see also p. 340 & 342
Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Psychological Loser" (Daniel Dobson, Tokyo Trickery by Takinshi Nemoto, Magic Inc.)
Also published here
Vol. 5 No. 5 325
Art Spring Crushed orange is supposed to travel into glas, only skin remains, orange juice in glass, simplified, see p. 337 for Sid Lorraine reference
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 5 325
Peter Bailey, Nelson Caroly, Robert Kraft Etcetera on real-life mentalism and selling zodiac books, see also p. 410
Vol. 5 No. 5 326
Nelson Caroly Invisible Deck Routine named spade card appears in hands
Vol. 5 No. 5 326
Bruce Cervon Outside Case Load as deck is inserted in case
Vol. 5 No. 5 327
Francis J. Baker Devil's Dial number dialled, person at other end divines a number, see also p. 342 & 348
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 5 327
David Moore Ultimate Erdnase Royal Flush face-up in deck, overhand stacked, with surprise, Magician vs. Gambler theme, see also p. 332 and p. 337
Variations Vol. 5 No. 5 328
Neal Thomas Law of Gravity Hydrostatic Bottle with milk, milk vanishes visibly partially in bottle, see also p. 342 & 348
Vol. 5 No. 6 329
Karl Fulves Babel Vernon's "Revelations", Kirk Stiles' "Deceivers Quarterly", cartoon, Edmund Younger (Li Chung Soo)
Vol. 5 No. 6 330
Stewart James, Gene Gray A Match for Gravity watch and match tied to thread, over stick, see p. 337 for reference
Vol. 5 No. 6 330
Gene Lawton Ultra Reverse deck pocketed, spectator removes card, when deck is spread, its mate is reversed
Vol. 5 No. 6 331
Marvin Johnson, Stanley Cook, Claude Crowe, Ed Morrisey Etcetera ColorVision story in Al Flosso's shop
Vol. 5 No. 6 332
Marvin Johnson Coin Transpo of a sandwiched coin, also with Okito box
Vol. 5 No. 6 332
Ed Morrisey Word Completion Puzzle see p. 348 for Sid Lorraine puzzles and p. 352
Vol. 5 No. 6 332
John Hamilton Hidden Symmetry producing thirteen cards in order with down-under deal, shuffle sequence to get into the required order
Inspired by
  • "Try It Yourself" (52 Amazing Card Tricks, Rufus Steele)
Vol. 5 No. 6 333
Robert (Bob) Hess Ring Box ring dropped in box, want inserted, penetrates wand
Vol. 5 No. 6 333
Sam Schwartz Tri-Multaneous
  • Part 1: mate & selection appear at same time after slip slop shuffled packed is gone through in pairs
  • Part 2: Sam-Ultaneous
  • Part 3: two chosen cards show up at same position in two packets, using two odd-numbered piles
see also p. 348
Inspired by
  • "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
  • "Mini-Miracle" (John Hamilton, Linking Ring, April 1967)
  • Sam-Ultaneous (Sam Schwartz, 1962)
Vol. 5 No. 6 334
Dai Vernon Color Cut shuffled deck cut into five packets, spectator removes bottom card of any packet and places it on top of any packet behind performer's back, card found, repeat, then a spectator finds card, one color crimped
Vol. 5 No. 7 335
J. W. Sarles Quicksilver marked coin locked in silk with ring, repeat
Related to Vol. 5 No. 7 336
Brian MacCarthy Handkerchief Fold things dropped inside can be stolen out
Vol. 5 No. 7 336
Jack Posetary Gremlin Glass coin in glass, ball on top, second glass moved in and out and ball jumps to other glass
Vol. 5 No. 7 337
John Hamilton Mutus Nomen
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 7 338
Martin Gardner Mutus Nomen simplified handling, see p. 527 for presentation by Steve Freeman and his addition on p. 565, see also p. 648
Vol. 5 No. 7 338
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine eight cards with different men and women, dating presentation, anti-faros to produce requested cards, binary, see bottom of p. 341 for credit information, p. 420 for envelope suggestion by Cushing Strout
VariationsAlso published here Vol. 5 No. 8 339
Daniel Dobson The Psychological Loser spectator shuffles packet, is put on top of deck and dealt, originally from "Tokyo Trickery" by Takinshi Nemoto (1967, Magic, Inc.)
Related to Vol. 5 No. 8 340
Karl Fulves 10-Card Deal Variation only better chances of winning by performer, not sure-fire
Vol. 5 No. 8 341
Wilbur T. Kattner The Arrow of Time performer slows down time in defined area, in there things falls slower, a pendulum swings slower, tuning fork changes pitch, pulse goes slower, then everything stops, then reverses, without methods posed as "exercise"
Vol. 5 No. 8 341
Robert Gysel Lights Out way to prove that performer is standing at the wall in dark room when he is actually free to move around
Vol. 5 No. 8 341
Bill Taylor To the Point deck on cork board, spectator throws dart, hit card matches prediction, for clarification see p. 372
Variations Vol. 5 No. 8 342
Donald Seacome, Gray Leese, Joseph K. Schmidt Etcetera
Vol. 5 No. 8 342
Unknown Anti-Gravico hydrostatic bottle, match slides in from below, then slides back down
Vol. 5 No. 8 342
Morty Rudnick Two Coins two coins under two cards, one travels to the other, coins connected with thread, see also p. 348
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 8 343
Karl Fulves Babel on Larry Jennings, NY Mystery Dinner, Ben Braude, Aldini's "New Concepts In Magic"
Vol. 5 No. 8 343
Joel Moskowitz Centrifugal four-coin sandwich, center two coins are stolen out, see also p. 348
Related to
  • "Copper-Silver Sandwich" (Jack Dean, Linking Ring, June 1954)
Vol. 5 No. 8 344
Jerry K. Hartman Displaced card reversed in deck transposes with sandwiched card, see also p. 348
Related to
  • "Repeat Transposition", 4th method (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #8)
Vol. 5 No. 8 344
Joseph K. Schmidt Rope Thru rope through performer's body
Variations Vol. 5 No. 8 344
Martin Gardner Are You Psychic? performer and spectator each write down three words from a list of ten words, they match, see also p. 348 (originally from Ireland Yearbook 1943)
Also published here Vol. 5 No. 9 345
Karl Fulves Babel Fred Kaps, Ed Marlo (heart attack), Hofzinser Folio, magicians' real name quiz, Vernon's Revelations, Milbourne Christopher, sale of Townsend collection
Vol. 5 No. 9 346
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Novel Concepts With Cards by Aldini Vol. 5 No. 9 346
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Magic of Allan Lambie by Allan Lambie Vol. 5 No. 9 346
Larry Jennings Even Money pairs of cards given to spectator, he finds it impossible to guess color of any card, see also p. 420 for comment by Trevor Dawson
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 9 347
Larry Jennings Bold Slip Cut top and bottom cards slipped off, rest slapped on top
Vol. 5 No. 9 347
Peter Alexis Effigy spectator writes down body part, performer divines it via figure on slate, voodoo presentation
Vol. 5 No. 9 347
Anna Eva Fay Paraffin Envelope for impression
Related to Vol. 5 No. 9 347
Sid Lorraine, John Holt Etcetera word puzzles
Vol. 5 No. 9 348
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Colorvision Revisited two color vision sets, three-phase matching routine
Vol. 5 No. 9 349
Ned Powers Duplicate Thots with repeat
Vol. 5 No. 9 349
Brian Jordan In One Second Flat gag sequence in which spectator is apparently taught how to read marks and he thinks he follows that aces have been removed and put in case
Related to Vol. 5 No. 9 350
Kirk Stiles Thru A Silk thimble penetrates silk, see also p. 348
Vol. 5 No. 9 350
John Hamilton Eyes of the Gods two spectators with half the deck each chose a card, spectators deal through deck and performer announces first card, second card spelled to
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 10 351
John Hamilton 3 by 3 three cards in packet divined, no-touch
Vol. 5 No. 10 352
Karl Fulves Babel Chester Morris died, Rosemary Brown, word puzzles, Jack Channin
Vol. 5 No. 10 352
John Hamilton Scientific Rope magnetic ends, held together with thread
  • cut & restored
  • Disappearing Knot
  • Penetration Of A Wand Or Pencil
Vol. 5 No. 10 353
John Hamilton Additional Hamilton Ideas as telephone effect with possible lies
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 10 354
John Hamilton Down & Out Tantalizer type routine with cut-off packet, card predicted and one of same value is on top of discard pile, see also p. 373
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 5 No. 10 354
John Hamilton Silk Flight silk into paper cone, rope waved over cone and silk is shown to have disappeared, rope torn in two and between the ends appears the silk à la 20th century
Vol. 5 No. 10 355
John Hamilton Computer Cards card thought-of, counting procedure with deck by spectator, see also p. 402 for suggestion by Leslie May
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 10 355
John Hamilton False Cut straight cut, a bit unclear
Vol. 5 No. 10 356
Alan Brown Future Ghost cards thought-of and not removed from deck, one-way faces or edge-marks or one-way crimp, see also p. 373 and p. 684
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 11 357
Karl Fulves Babel getting Hofzinser book through Volker Huber, Harvey Rosenthal
Vol. 5 No. 11 358
Robert (Bob) Hess Immovable Object deck in two packets, top cards shown and exchanged, on one packet it remains the same card, repeated several times
Vol. 5 No. 11 359
Robert (Bob) Hess Irresistible Fours two cards as predictions, two cards chosen, makes four fours
Vol. 5 No. 11 359
Dai Vernon Sandwich Exchange counting procedure
Related to
  • "The Eight In The Side Pocket" (Dai Vernon, Genii, March 1941)
Vol. 5 No. 11 359
Peter Alexis Canterbury Cups with various sleights and loads
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 5 No. 11 359
Karl Fulves Visible Penetration ball through cup
Vol. 5 No. 11 362
Joseph K. Schmidt, John Bowery Etcetera
Vol. 5 No. 11 363
Joseph K. Schmidt Rope Thru Variation
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 11 363
John Bowery Added Bit for "Two Coins" coin travels to under card to second coin, coins connected with thread
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 11 363
Horace E. Bennett Flying Knot knot jumps off the rope into air
Related to Vol. 5 No. 11 363
Roy Walton Back Into Time similar to "Time Machine", see also p. 388
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 11 363
Roy Johnson Rope Thru Impromptu!
Inspired by Vol. 5 No. 11 364
Karl Fulves Child's Play
Variations Vol. 5 No. 11 364
James G. Thompson Jr. Joint Signature "based on a card problem entitled Two-Card Quadrille", card signed on back by spectator as prediction, turns out to be later selection which is signed on the face
Variations Vol. 5 No. 12 365
Frank Butler Butler Fan Force card dragged to other side underneath thumb fan
Related to Vol. 5 No. 12 365
Karl Fulves Babel Magic Christian, Roger Smith's Necromancer, Marc Reymont
Vol. 5 No. 12 366
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Chandu's Magical Varieties by Harold Chandler Vol. 5 No. 12 366
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Exclusive Magic by Harold Rice Vol. 5 No. 12 366
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Mind Scan by Dan Tong Vol. 5 No. 12 366
Art Spring Divining Cup numbered slips with information written by spectators in cup, performer divines contents, slips secretly burned via flash paper
Vol. 5 No. 12 367
Peter Alexis Cup & Ball Techniques
Vol. 5 No. 12 367
Unknown Tipover Move loading move
Vol. 5 No. 12 367
Peter Alexis Clip Steal ball stolen from top of cup as another cup is put onto it
Vol. 5 No. 12 368
Peter Alexis Routine very short two-cup routine with final load
Vol. 5 No. 12 368
Peter Alexis Delayed Lapping Move ball lapped from cup
Vol. 5 No. 12 368
Unknown Galloping Post sequence with cups and ball
Related to
  • Modern Magic Manual (Jean Hugard)
Vol. 5 No. 12 369
Jack Hara 4th Quarter card torn in four pieces, one given to spectator, others put in deck but one remains visible, it is pulled out and card is restored attached to it
Related toVariations Vol. 5 No. 12 369
Jack Avis 3-Way Split transposition of two card with a third card (joker) on the table
Vol. 5 No. 12 370
Francis Haxton 3-Way Split transposition of two card with a third card (joker) on the table, duplicate
Vol. 5 No. 12 370
Peter Warlock 3-Way Split transposition of two card with a third card (joker) on the table, fake index court card
Vol. 5 No. 12 370
Don Nielsen Location Plus coin appears next to selection in deck, comedy presentation ("your card is x cards and a quarter down in the deck")
Related to Vol. 6 No. 1 371
J. W. Sarles Not a Knot long and short rope tied together, then knot slid in center and ropes untied, sliding knot
Variations Vol. 6 No. 1 371
Karl Fulves Babel escape artist Mario Manzini, John Scarne, Ibidem, Roy Walton, Ricky Jay ("self-styled hippie magician")
Vol. 6 No. 1 372
Unknown Geometric Puzzle die and card in corner, wanted is the height of a triangle, see p. 424 for clue to solution
Vol. 6 No. 1 372
Peter Isaacs, Arnold Benson Etcetera
Vol. 6 No. 1 373
Walter Rollins Dice Stacking Ending
Vol. 6 No. 1 373
Arnold Benson Comedy Spirit Telephone
Vol. 6 No. 1 373
Theodore Annemann Two-Pile Reversal two packets, then shuffled together
Vol. 6 No. 1 373
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted
Related toVariations Vol. 6 No. 1 374
Karl Fulves Parablox paper box used to take props from it, at the end it changes to solid block of wood, posed as problem, see also p. 402 for solution by Bill Taylor
Related to
  • "Boxes or Blocks" (The Magic Wand, June-Sep 1933)
Vol. 6 No. 1 374
Jack Miller Ball from Silk ball appears from silk, repeated for second ball, see also p. 410 for coin version by Harold Bester
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 375
Robert Parrish Duplex Slates color, food and city written on slate by different spectators, then put in envelope, another slate (signed by spectators) is used by performer to divine choices
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 376
Bob Still Sight Unseen eight or nine cards placed under head, spectator reaches underneath and turns some cards over, then performer, then spectator again, when hat is lifted only selection is face-down
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 376
Milton Twin Echo geometric shape written on pad by first spectator, then a word by another, performer tears and burns both pieces, impression via sharp pencil, perhaps "D. Milton" (Fulves pseudonym)?
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 377
L. Vosburgh Lyons Hexed layout puzzle with seven paper hexagons, see also p. 602
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 378
Francis J. Baker Stop Trick blank card with "STOP!" appears at same number in one heap as selection in other heap
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 378
Robert (Bob) Hess Spirit Aces black aces rise to top of four-Ace-packet repeatedly, a black ace travels from pocket back to aces, then red aces to pocket
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 378
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins
Inspired by
  • "Isaac's Law" (Karl Fulves, Magic and Spells Quarterly)
Related to
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 379
Harvey Rosenthal Match Go matches travel from one matchbook to another, see p. 415 for credit information
Related to
  • The Gen (June 1961)
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 379
Peter Alexis Mini-Mental two cards thought of from eight card-packet
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 380
Al Baker Cups & Balls routine via John Braun, H. Adrian Smith, Lou Tannen
eight phases
Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 381
Roy Walton Devilish Die die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath die
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 383
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Related toVariations Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio 384
Dai Vernon The IBM Card "deck as computer", ten-card packet
Related to Vol. 6 No. 2 385
Emil Jarrow, Theodore Annemann All In A Row coin layout puzzle
Related to Vol. 6 No. 2 386
Marvin Johnson Blue Dice two numbers generated with dice, two spectators select cards and remove cards according to their numbers, both spectators selected the same card and it has different colored back
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 6 No. 2 387
W. Mason Bet-A-Bill betting game, the last digit of which bill is highest
Vol. 6 No. 2 387
Dr. Ben B. Braude Number-Card spectator notes numbers on four slips, those used for backwards count
Vol. 6 No. 2 387
Robert Eagle, John Hudak, Harold Bester, Noel Coughlin Postscript
Vol. 6 No. 2 388
Robert Eagle Penny Gag using special advertisement penny
Vol. 6 No. 2 388
Brian Jordan Your Thot without exchanging decks
Vol. 6 No. 2 388
Tony Cole Duo Flight three blank cards, geometric shape drawn on center one and those placed in envelope, same procedure with written name and second envelope, transposition, gaffed envelopes, see also p. 402 for suggestion by Robert Byrne
Vol. 6 No. 2 389
Jack Posetary No Mirror reading colors of cards, whet thumbnail as shiner, see also p. 411
Related to Vol. 6 No. 2 389
Roy Walton Controlled Fate number, day of the week and color chosen and predicted, see also p. 402 for ideas by Kenn Eastin and Greg Moore
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 2 390
Dave Ossip Miracle Coin Fold see also p. 415, p. 420 for comment by Bob Still
Vol. 6 No. 3 391
Karl Fulves Babel P.C. Sorcar died, Al Flosso, Jack Ferero, Hofzinser translations
Vol. 6 No. 3 392
Karl Fulves (reviewer) An Approach to Genuine Magic - Part Two by J. Stewart Smith Vol. 6 No. 3 392
Bradley Efron Las Vegas Dice non-transitive dice, also as packets of cards, see also p. 410 for idea by Stewart Olney
Vol. 6 No. 3 393
Shirley Quimby Shirley Quimby's Method for non-transitive dice set
Vol. 6 No. 3 393
Gene Nielsen More Than Coincidence spectator deals through Si Stebbins, counting, if count matches value, he stops, this card named by performer
Vol. 6 No. 3 394
Ben Christopher Link Illusion
  • The Heel Grip
  • The Shrinking Ring
  • The First Link
  • The Expanding Link
  • Drop Link
  • The Missing Link
Vol. 6 No. 3 395
Ed Thiele He Has It! handkerchief nods on the selection in tabled row, but it's not it, it's in the handkerchief instead, see also p. 410 for comment by Steve Holland, p. 420 for comment by Leslie May
Vol. 6 No. 3 396
Charles Ostin The King's English spectator writes letter on slate, next spectator adds later and so on until word is formed, this is predicted in typed form, see p. 426 for comment by William Taylor
(spelled "Charles Osten", see p. 637 for correction)
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 397
Karl Fulves Babel Clayton Rawson passed away with 64, John Scarne newspaper clipping
Vol. 6 No. 4 398
Joseph K. Schmidt Center Tear spectator writes card in center of square paper, cut into four pieces and puzzled together so a center section is missing, can be presented as pseudo center tear, see p. 527 for comment by L. Vosburgh Lyons
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 4 398
Karl Fulves Initial Encounter signed card is really burned in window envelope, reproduced from back of hall, signatures of people are saved
Related to Vol. 6 No. 4 399
Ralph Gironda Jack-Jack jacks covered with card case, card chosen, jack of same suit vanishes and is found in card case
Inspired byVariations Vol. 6 No. 4 399
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe The Lost Trick of R.W. Hull "An Article On The Hypnotic Joker"
two spectators select face-down cards at table them, then name any cards, they match
Related to
  • "Hypnotic Joker" (Hugard's Magic Monthly, May 1962)
Vol. 6 No. 4 400
E. Leslie May, Kenn Eastin, Greg Moore, Robert Byrne, Bill Taylor Etcetera
Vol. 6 No. 4 402
Edward Victor, Frank Butler Perfected Prophecy six cards in row, backs numbered, spectator rolls die, this card predicted, step-gaff and die with missing number, see also p. 415
Related to
  • Edward Victor (Magic of 1936)
  • Frank Butler ("Mental Magic Compendium", Magic Wand, March 1947)
Vol. 6 No. 4 404
Sid Lorraine Solution to Parablox paper box used to take fruit and food from it, at the end it contains a solid die that fills up the entire box
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 5 405
Karl Fulves Babel
Vol. 6 No. 5 406
Karl Fulves Someone Like You eight-card packet, spectator tries red-black separation, the score of hits and misses is looked up in an index of possible scores, on the correct score the spectator is described in detail
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5 407
Ed Ryan Collector two double facers
Vol. 6 No. 5 407
Stewart Judah, John Braun Stewart Judah's Cups & Balls "An Article by John Braun"
Vol. 6 No. 5 408
Harold Bester, Jack Epley, Steve Holland, Stewart Olney, Harrison Beale Etcetera on criticism, see also p. 426, see p. 1036 for real author
Vol. 6 No. 5 410
Martin Gardner Turnabout Coins coin layout puzzle
Related toVariations Vol. 6 No. 5 412
George Blake Oracle Jr. "Oracle" as location instead of prediction, packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 5 412
J. Stewart Smith To The Top "Coming Up in the World" precursor, shown by a soldier in 1942, see also p. 415, p. 426 for comment by Charles Hudson
Related to Vol. 6 No. 6 413
Jerry K. Hartman One Way Ghost "Two Tricks" No. 1, for credit information see also p. 684
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 6 No. 6 414
Jerry K. Hartman Down & Deal "Two Tricks" No. 2
three or more spectators select cards and receive packets, they all do down-under-deals simultaneously and end up with selections
Vol. 6 No. 6 414
Karl Fulves Babel on Lu Brent, Al Flosso, Joseph Schmidt's artwork, Lionel King anecdote doing magic for drunks
Vol. 6 No. 6 414
Richard Muller Unclipped linked paper clipped variation in which linked clips unlink, see bottom for credit information
Vol. 6 No. 6 415
Roy Walton, Bob Veeser Oracull sixteen-card packet, mate found, see p. 424 for correction
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 6 415
Mel Stover Bill Fold
Vol. 6 No. 6 416
Robert (Bob) Hess Joker Mental odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named card
Variations Vol. 6 No. 6 416
Charles T. Jordan Spirit Aces four Nines and four Aces in piles on table, two Nines put on top of deck followed by two Aces, yet Aces are on table and all four Nines on top of deck, two extra Aces and step gaff, see p. 424 for correction
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 7 417
Karl Fulves Babel Micky Hades, The Luscher Color Test
Vol. 6 No. 7 418
Norman Osborn Card Layout Puzzle for solution see p. 427
Vol. 6 No. 7 418
Francis J. Baker, Ron Baille In the Sands cardboard box with sand, spectator writes ESP symbol in sand and shakes sand, assistant recreates sand drawing
Inspired by
  • idea in Pentagram from Ron Baille, ca. 20 years ago
Vol. 6 No. 7 419
Fred G. Taylor Sleeper spectator notes bottom card and pockets it along with next nine cards of same color, then performer finds cards of opposite color
Vol. 6 No. 7 419
E. Leslie May, Bob Still, Cushing Strout, Trevor Dawson Etcetera
Vol. 6 No. 7 420
Karl Fulves The Left-Handed Knot comedy rope routine with two spectators and ring, woman can free rope from ring and man cannot
  • Handling of the Knot
  • Outline of the Routine
  • The Psychic Release
see also p. 676 for anecdote
Related to Vol. 6 No. 7 421
Jerry K. Hartman She Jumped transpo in sandwiches, see p. 424 for correction
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 7 422
Gene Finnell Checkerboard Game betting game with 4x4 checkerboard and cover cards that cover all except one square, performer always wins, see also p. 486 for comment by Bill Taylor
Variations Vol. 6 No. 8 423
Karl Fulves Babel S. Leo Horowitz died age 77, John Scarne on David Frost show, Don Alan on Gary Moore show
Vol. 6 No. 8 424
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Coins of Ishtar by Jules DeBarros
Vol. 6 No. 8 424
Arthur Hill The Odd Color number of red cards in one half counted, that number of black cards counted down, this card predicted, see also p. 439
  • The Follow Up (location effect)
Variations Vol. 6 No. 8 424
G. W. Hunter Paper Tear two pieces of paper torn and restored, see page 438
Related to Vol. 6 No. 8 425
William Taylor, Charles Hudson Etcetera on criticism
Vol. 6 No. 8 426
Ed Thiele Contrary Cards card turns over with strange procedure
Variations Vol. 6 No. 8 426
Roy Walton Double Discovery mates to two selections found in twenty-card packet
Vol. 6 No. 8 428
Martin Gardner Paradox Papers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, Steve Shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for Gene Nielson handling, H. E. Dudeney
Inspired by
  • Henry Dudeny puzzle from "Modern Puzzles" (1926)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
Vol. 6 No. 9 429
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations Vol. 6 No. 9 430
Karl Fulves Babel Sam Schwartz providing S. Leo Horowitz notebooks
Vol. 6 No. 9 430
Al Baker Spirit Sum flap slate
Vol. 6 No. 9 430
Reinhard Müller 3-Card Catch one-handed sandwich throw
Related toVariations Vol. 6 No. 9 431
Cushing Strout Gaffed Coins coin through plastic case into glass from Okito box, magnetic
Vol. 6 No. 9 431
Karl Fulves Gaffed Coins - 3/4 Silver Fake double facer with silver on one side and a bit of silver and mostly copper on other side, used in transposition with Okito box, see also p. 513
Related to Vol. 6 No. 9 432
Jean Hugard New Reverse first wrong card turns over, then right card
Vol. 6 No. 9 433
Jean Hugard Cover-Up Card Precursor according to Fulves
Vol. 6 No. 9 433
Tom Harris Just Chance with three envelopes, historical comments
Related toVariations Vol. 6 No. 9 434
Robert E. Neale Thru & Thru white pop-up cardboard die slides through black die and vice versa, see also p. 439 & p. 486 for suggestion by Al Weyfield
Vol. 6 No. 10 435
Karl Fulves Babel death of George McAthy, credit statement on linking rubber bands, John Scarne, geometric puzzle (for solution, see p. 470), Paul Cinquevalli's juggling closer
Related to Vol. 6 No. 10 436
Mike Rogers Four Jacks jacks covered with card case, card chosen, jack of same suit vanishes and is found in card case
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 10 437
Unknown Gambler's Cop brief
Vol. 6 No. 10 437
Unknown Card from Case from underneath flap
Vol. 6 No. 10 437
Tan Hock Chuan Tan's Trick pattern folded into paper behind back on signed paper that should not be possible so quickly, see also p. 476 for comment by Gershon Legman and p. 521 for Bruce Arnold comment
Vol. 6 No. 10 437
G. W. Hunter Resusciated Tissue Paper
Related toAlso published here
  • Effective Modern Tricks (Will Goldston, 1914/1915)
Vol. 6 No. 10 438
Peter Alexis Strange reversed Ace of Spades ends up next to selection, then changes back color
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 10 439
Edmund Rowland News Test newspaper folded and edges cut off, number counted to, Koran's binary newspaper
Related toVariations Vol. 6 No. 10 440
Burling Hull Slate Trick Master Slate Writing, writing appears on slates, described thanks to Mickey Hades (see p. 460)
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 11 441
Robert (Bob) Hess L'Express top and bottom card of deck transpose, see correction on p. 460
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 11 442
Karl Fulves Unmatch five reds and five blacks mixed, spectator points to any five, removed as block, cards from both piles simultaneously turned over, always one red and one black, see also p. 460
VariationsAlso published here Vol. 6 No. 11 443
Paul Swinford Pirouette flourish for ring and rope routine, see also p. 521 for J. G. Thompson Jr. comment
Vol. 6 No. 11 444
Karl Fulves, Sam Leo Horowitz S. Leo Horowitz
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 446
Sam Leo Horowitz 3-Card Princess as finale in last phase the other two vanish, see also p. 476
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 446
Sam Leo Horowitz The Okito Box Routine copper-silver transposition, also using deck of cards, six phases
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 447
Sam Leo Horowitz Assembly Turnover Move lid replaced, box turned over in process
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 448
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one, originally marketed in the 1930s, see also p. 504 for further information (Ed Marlo's Phantom Deck)
Also published here Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 449
Sam Leo Horowitz Master Card Routine routine of packet tricks, see following items
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 449
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 450
Sam Leo Horowitz End Grip Buckle bottom card of packet held in right hand, buckled and transferred to bottom when placed on left-hand packet
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 450
Sam Leo Horowitz Follow The Leader two four-of-a-kinds
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 451
Sam Leo Horowitz, Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 451
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 452
Sam Leo Horowitz Displacement Move & Display two packets are apparently put on top of each other, but some cards are displaced
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 452
Sam Leo Horowitz Royal Marriage six phases, miniature card finale, see also p. 476
Related to Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 453
Sam Leo Horowitz Cups and Balls six phases, see also p. 476
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, September 1938
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 454
Sam Leo Horowitz Put-Back Move one card exchanged while two four-of-a-kinds are displayed and separated
Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 456
Sam Leo Horowitz Master Copper & Silver copper/silver routine with two cards and newspaper sheet, eight phases
Variations Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio 457
Ken Krenzel Protean Pelf see also p. 521 for Bill Everett comment
Variations Vol. 6 No. 12 459
Karl Fulves Babel price increase
Vol. 6 No. 12 460
Jerry K. Hartman Notes on 3 Card Catch three selection, found with four aces
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 6 No. 12 461
Harvey Rosenthal Notes on 3 Card Catch different grip
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Vol. 6 No. 12 461
Unknown Simplex Method selection stays in center and is dragged out from there, "Several magicians suggested the handling about to be described."
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 12 462
Francis Haxton Joker, Jr. ungaffed method, odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named card
Inspired by Vol. 6 No. 12 462
Ben Christopher Nokito Box using bottomless Okito box, three phases, different gaff options in "Added Notes"
Vol. 6 No. 12 463
Roy Walton Chameleon Cards color changing backs small packet routine, four blue-backed queens and green joker shown, situation reverses, then queens become red-backed, see also p. 486
Inspired by
  • "Look An Illusion" (Larry Jennings, Genii Magazine)
Vol. 6 No. 12 464
J. W. Sarles End Result in-the-hands version
Inspired byVariations Vol. 7 No. 1 465
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, see also p. 512 and also p. 550 for ideas by "Eddie" Cowles and Karl Fulves
Related toVariationsAlso published here Vol. 7 No. 1 466
Don Nielsen Trance Coin copper coin in match box, silver coin in Okito box, copper travels into Okito box, lifts lid and jumps out, see also p. 486 for credit information and comment by Kenn E. Eastin
Related to
  • "Tribute to Okito" (Dennis Loomis, 1963, Tops)
Vol. 7 No. 1 466
J. W. Sarles Further Than That credit information (Larsen & Wright's "Bonus Card Trick"), production of selection, Royal Flush, see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing Strout
Inspired byVariations Vol. 7 No. 1 467
Unknown 10-20 Force
Vol. 7 No. 1 467
Karl Fulves Jacob Daley's Notebooks
Vol. 7 No. 2 469
Karl Fulves Babel Lou Tannen, John Holt, must-read card books, Kabbala as Pallbearers-imitation, Swinford's More Faro Fantysy
Vol. 7 No. 2 470
Dr. Jacob Daley Deuce Sandwich card sandwiched and cut in deck, top card shown, it transposes with card in sandwich which then changes back to original selection, from the Daley Notebooks
Vol. 7 No. 2 471
Sam Leo Horowitz 8's & 9's from the Daley Notebooks #602
Also published here Vol. 7 No. 2 471
Arthur Finley Sleeve-A-Coin coin vanish and reproduction, coin dropped in sleeve when pen is removed from inside pocket, from the Daley Notebooks
Vol. 7 No. 2 472
Arthur Finley Ace Vanish face-up with palmed cover card, also as color change
Variations Vol. 7 No. 2 472
Dai Vernon, Stewart Judah Automatic Poker same set-up dealt over and over for two players, from Daley Notebooks
Vol. 7 No. 2 473
Dai Vernon, Stewart Judah Coincidence performer pockets card from one deck, spectator cuts another deck and counts down according to value of bottom card, card arrived at matched card in pocket, Ace to King stack, from Daley Notebooks
Vol. 7 No. 2 473
Dr. Jacob Daley, Eddie McGuire Poker Face II same structure as Fingerprint Trick, from Daley Notebooks
Related to Vol. 7 No. 2 474
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley Notebooks
Variations Vol. 7 No. 2 474
Al Baker Coins & Purse three coins removed from purse vanish, the reappear in two pockets and underneath purse, then purse with coins vanishes
Vol. 7 No. 2 475
Neal Elias Ambitious Get Ready "Get Ready For Braue After Zingone" (see next trick)
Inspired by Vol. 7 No. 3 477
Louis Zingone Surprise Reverse card on top, another card put in center, it rises to top and other card is reversed in center
VariationsAlso published here
  • Surprise Reverse (Cigam, Walter Schwartz, 1931)
Vol. 7 No. 3 477
Karl Fulves Babel on Fred Lowe and his death
Vol. 7 No. 3 478
Robert (Bob) Hess Droxene's Ring two paper rings link onto a ribbon, then with each other
Related to Vol. 7 No. 3 479
Ben Christopher Double Mental two selections
Related to Vol. 7 No. 3 480
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486
Related toVariations Vol. 7 No. 3 481
Norman Houghton Hyper Silk silk through wand, see also p. 679 for references
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Hyper Silk" (Gen, Feb. 1961)
Vol. 7 No. 3 482
J. W. Sarles Notes on Hyper Silk, also with ring
Inspired by Vol. 7 No. 3 482
Gene Finnell Mathematical Twins spectator cuts to a card and places it aside, then cuts another packet off and mate is found with Milk Build procedure and down-under deal, see also p. 508
Related toVariations Vol. 7 No. 4 483
Karl Fulves Babel Mike Rogers about First American Cardman's Day
Vol. 7 No. 4 484
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Thimbles With A Light Touch by Kirk Stiles
Vol. 7 No. 4 484
Norman Houghton Money Count Gag gag when getting money in bank
Vol. 7 No. 4 484
Dai Vernon The Loving Couple King and Queen transpose in the deck, see also p. 486
Related to Vol. 7 No. 4 484
Stewart Judah Dice Go two red dice in one dice cup transpose with two green dice in second cup, see also p. 508
Related to
  • "Patriotic Dice" (Walsh/Mishell, Dice Dexterity, p. 15)
Vol. 7 No. 4 485
Sid Lorraine Token Trickery metal token with performer's name engraved, it changes into name of selection
Vol. 7 No. 4 485
Charles Hudson, Al Weyfield, Bill Taylor, Kenn Eastin Etcetera
Vol. 7 No. 4 486
Karl Fulves Mathematical Twins Variation mate found after klondike shuffle
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 7 No. 4 487
Robert (Bob) Hess 22¢ Trick two glasses with a dime and penny in each, dime penetrates bottom of each, see also p. 640 for suggestion by reader
Vol. 7 No. 4 487
George Zacharellis Zacharellis' Double card spring off from thumb between first two fingers
Related to Vol. 7 No. 4 487
Martin Gardner Color Thot spectator pushes out twenty-six cards from tabled spread
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Vol. 7 No. 4