94 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Other Work
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Unknown To Distinguish the Court Cards by Touch preparing by "bending" edges slightly upwards with knife Modern Magic 69
Carl Willmann Card Clip to mark a Position small metal clip attached to a card to make a key card, "impromptu" long card Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 117
Hugo Schrader Neues Hilfsmittel zum Auffinden einer gezogenen und wieder eingesteckten Karte tiny wax ball on finger to mark card Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 9) 140
Unknown The Stabbed Card using sticky card to control selection The Art of Magic 127
T. Nelson Downs Sixth Method featuring a new locator card, alternative for long card with portion sticking out in middle of one end The Art of Magic 155
Dr. Ford Rogers Rough-Smooth as Haptic Cue Thirty Card Mysteries 71
Theodore Annemann The "Really New" Locator Card broken corner The Book Without A Name 10
Victor Farelli The Marvellous Discovery card removed from pack while performer is not looking, yet he quickly finds two cards that denote the selection by value and suit without looking at the faces
- First Method
- Second Method ("Shades")
- Third Method (Difference in Design)
Related to Controlled Coincidence 12
Tom Sellers Unique Control Card rubber spot on card Card Tricks That Work 16
Theodore Annemann Broken Corner Locator Card SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 27
Unknown New Card Locator coin impression locator card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Unknown Softened Corner corner bent back and forth until soft/broken, short card substitute Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Wax Technique Greater Magic 57
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique Greater Magic 59
Unknown Nail-Pricking the Surface of a Card Greater Magic 63
Unknown The Knife-Blade Detection scratching the face Greater Magic 65
Unknown The Warring Principle permanent metal tab at card Greater Magic 77
Unknown Removable Metal Clip adaption of The Warring Principle Greater Magic 78
Unknown Crescent Locator Card piece cut out and glued on card Greater Magic 78
Unknown Double Locator Card Court Loator Card ("Master Card") and Pip Locator Card, pieces glued on card Greater Magic 79
Unknown Silk Locator Card Greater Magic 79
Alfred Caroselli Celluloid Key Card transparent celluloid card as locator card Greater Magic 80
Unknown Impromptu Short Card broken corners Greater Magic 464
Unknown The Long Card impromptu long card with paper clip Greater Magic 477
Will De Sieve Two New Locator Cards - Coin Impression coin leaves circular impressionRelated to Greater Magic 478
Jontay Another "Ridge" Preparation ridge along line on picture cardRelated toVariations Greater Magic 479
Howard Warringer Fingeraura challenge location using scotch tape secretly applied to card The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 489
Paul Rosini Daub Work Expert Card Technique 217
Edward Marlo Sensitive Fingers aces are located apparently by sense of touch, using a short card with broken corner Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 44
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control certain crimp Let's See the Deck 6
Unknown Snap Crimp Tricks and Sleights 18
Laurie Ireland Laurie Ireland's Blindfold Poker Deal with unknown and selected hole card, tactile marks on side of card Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 21
J. B. Bobo A New Key Card single rough-smooth pair Watch This One! 31
George G. Kaplan Impromptu Marking of Cards rubbing thumb-nail on pencil The Fine Art of Magic 37
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control Related to Handbook Of Card Sleights 4
Edward Marlo Broken Corner corner short substitute, Note 1 Fingertip Control 22
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Locator Card locator card with a thread Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 26
Edward Marlo Marlo Short Card like single stripper card, with handling and method to locate it like tapping, airing, ...Related to The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards) 9
Edward Marlo Different Short Cards see also following pages, for riffle shuffle work The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards) 13
Al Koran, Alton Sharpe Borrowed You Find It two methods: sticky card and belly-stripped card Expert Card Mysteries 93
Will DeSeive Coin Key Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 289
Theodore Annemann Snapped Corner corner broken but attached Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Bob Carver, Charles Pecor Dracula's Coffin one of five cards is divined, with dracula presentation The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 98) 489
T. Nelson Downs The Downs' Force and Location - Card forced while deck is held behind the back
- Marking cards with sunlight
Magic With Faucett Ross 175
Leo McCauley Control locator card, piece of plastic is stuck on card The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 185) 922
Looy Simonoff Crayon Vanish using card signed with crayon as sticky card Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 41
Ken De Courcy Culluloid Lug Locator insert for key card to make a piece that sticks out of deck to cut to Super Spell 3
Karl Fulves Curvature different coins and cards removed and remembered by spectators and shuffled back, performer blindfolded, all cards located and coins as well, coins leaves circular impressionInspired by After Jordan 2
Edward Marlo Olram's Key Card glueing single cut out spade pip on card Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 161
Edward Marlo Refined Ace Cutting from "Lost Shuffle Manuscript", using crimps or raised surfacesInspired by Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 216
Dick Koornwinder Card Location with locator card Diverting Kreations 13
Dick Koornwinder To Force a Card spectator cuts at locator card Diverting Kreations 13
Dick Koornwinder Koornwinder Kard Kontrol key card with glue dotsVariationsAlso published here Diverting Kreations 13
Unknown Another Locator thread glued inside split card, tactile The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 8
Dan MacMillan Punch Me Again glue, with (obvious) "Marlo Suggestion" Riffling the Pasteboards 67
Gary Ouellet The ProControl Card scotch tape ProControl 16
Gary Ouellet Key Cards on different Key Card concepts
1. The Short Card
2. The Corner Short
3. The Long Card
4. The Thick Card
5. The Jimmy Ray Card
6. The Kornwinder and similar cards
ProControl 13
Gary Ouellet ProControl Techniques 1. Cutting to the Key Card
1.1. The Normal Cut
1.2. The Drop Cut
1.3. The Swing Cut
2. Returning the Selected Card to the Deck
3. Security Check
ProControl 18
Paul LePaul, Gary Ouellet The Spread Pass Technique normal and with the ProControl CardAlso published here ProControl 28
Gary Ouellet The Overhand Shuffle Technique with the ProControl Card ProControl 37
Gary Ouellet Charlier Technique cutting at ProControl card ProControl 43
Gary Ouellet Further Applications 1. The ProControl Multiple Card Control
2. ProControl Variations (Glen Brown)
3. The ProControl Force
4. The New Break Method
5. The Flourish Drop Cut
ProControl 46
Will De Sieve Key Card Related to For Friends Only... 25
Davide Costi Queen of Hearts Also published here For Friends Only... 28
Dai Vernon A Sticky Solution sticky edges The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 207
Darwin Ortiz Waving mark at the corners Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 30
Alex Elmsley Rough Tracker edge marked and roughed locator card The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 370
Edward Marlo Putting in Wave Work The Olram File (Issue 8) 12
Edward Marlo Magician Cuts the Aces with wave work in cards The Olram File (Issue 8) 13
Edward Marlo Updating the X-Force cross card force handling with prediction effect, with additional thoughts on slick/wave crimp cards The Olram File (Issue 11) 13
Karl Fulves Topped Gaff gaff in which short card is glued inside thick card Blocking Off 121
Bob Driebeek Sherlock Holmes oder: Das ökonomische Kartenstechen deck wrapped in paper Aenigmas Rätsel 65
Dick Koornwinder The Koornwinder Card Control key card with glue dots, reprinted from 1972, how to cut to it and how to control a selection with itAlso published here The Koornwinder Kar & The Koornwinder Card Control 10
Ellis Stanyon To Distinguish Court Cards by Touch No. 35, blurred edges with knife Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 50
Ellis Stanyon The "Key" Card Forcing and Self-shifting Pack No. 20, having a piece of metal around one end of a card (similar to paper clip) as key card
- The "Waterfall" Shuffle (with the key card)
- Dispensing with the "Key"
- "Bridging"
- To Force any Tow Cards (performer cuts apparently randomly)
Related to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 203
Ellis Stanyon The Chosen Card Is Dropped at a Given Signal No. 22, dribble force with tactile key cardRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 205
Neal Elias Marking Cards tactile marks with razor blade at edge of card, key card or fully marked, marking stack number instead of value Gambling Notes 4
Steve Forte Ironing Cards achieving different snap in plastic cardsAlso published here
  • "Phantoms Of The Card Table" (2003)
Off The Books (Issue 5) 76
Karl Fulves Binary Court Card Marking ridge along line of half the picture cardsInspired by Off The Books (Issue 3) 37
Karl Fulves Top Notch edge mark line on top near edge, not on edgeRelated to Off The Books (Issue 4) 46
Karl Fulves Mill Work putting in edge work with other objects, knife or coinRelated to Off The Books (Issue 5) 84
Karl Fulves Bumper Cards discussion of different locator cards, including gluing extra pip on a cardRelated to Off The Books (Issue 5) 86
Karl Fulves Note on the location of edge marks on the card, gambler's ploy of punching with a diamond ring turned to the inside, altered glue in high cards Off The Books (Issue 6) 112
Davide Costi Queen of Hearts Related toAlso published here Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 105
Martin A. Nash The Infinity Principle Diplopia 4
Asi Wind Somebody Stop Me spectator cuts to card and loses it, then deals the cards, performer stops him at selection, no-touchVariationsAlso published here Chapter One 2
Steven Youell The Angle Cut Key Card using a single stripper cut card as key card
- Manufacturing An Angle Cut Key Card
- Advantages Of The Angle Cut Key Card
Weapons of Mass Deception 41
Vernon Winiecke Coffee Cup Crimp locator card by putting card into hot steam Prolix (Issue 7) 442
John Born The Delayed Crimp Softening the corner of a card, so it can be detected while dealing onto the table Seeking the Bridge 80
Unknown The SCaM Card on the "Shortened, Crimped and Marked Card"Related to Classic Fantastic 15
Vanni Bossi Cornered three locator cards
- The Incised Corner
- The Thin Corner
- The Jointed Corner
The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 65
Vanni Bossi Sugar Locator Card Inspired by The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 190
Unknown Sun Bleached Back Black Tears 9
Asi Wind Somebody Stop Me spectator cuts to card and loses it, then deals the cards, performer stops him at selection, no-touchAlso published here Repertoire 45