385 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Spelling / Miscellaneous / Impromptu
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Charles T. Jordan The Simplicity Speller No. 9, card selected and cut into deck, long phrase with selection spelled, spelling to twenty-sixth card Thirty Card Mysteries 37
Tom Sellers An Easy Spelling Trick re-counting Sellers' Secrets 10
Ralph W. Hull (4) Spectator's Name Spells Card performer stabs reversed card in deck behind back, from that point on the spectator's name is used to spell to card "Eye-Openers" 12
Louis Lam "Alice in Wonderland" card turns over multiple times, then is spelled out Would You Believe It? 15
Unknown The New Spell spectator spells behind back, card appears reversed Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 100
Unknown The Automatic Speller no-touch, procedure heavy Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 101
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller using short card The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Theodore Annemann From Beyond the Grave spelling to dead name with blank cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 115
Dr. Jacob Daley, Lawrence "Larry" Grey The "Ad Lib" Spelling two cards spelled toRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 138
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Duplex Comedy Speller indifferent card is spelt, spectator spells his card but succeeds only in second try, "Lawrence Gray" Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 43
Victor Farelli Farelli's Impromptu Speller (Gray's Speller - Single Card) simple Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 44
Unknown Knock Out Speller simple Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 44
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Spelling a Card simple, "Lawrence Gray"Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 43
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Unknown You Selected the - estimation Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Impromptu Speller system for spelling every card with thirteen letters Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
U. F. Grant Spellino spectator's name is speltRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 50
U. F. Grant Spellino Climax performer names a card and spells it, repeated Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
Ben Erens Superlative Speller estimation to follow position, maneuvering selection to approximately 12 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with eleven letters except for four exceptions, card is placed at position eleven by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Peculiarities of the Pasteboards three selections, one spelt to, one appears on top, one reversed Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 48
Jean Hugard The New Spell card is spelt out and appears reversed at correct position Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Mihlon Clayton The Automatic Speller three piles are formed and reassembled to place selection at twelve Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Howard Albright Howard's Simplex Speller Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
Unknown U Spell Your Card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 52
Unknown An Easy Speller Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 52
Unknown Lazybones short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
J. C. Cannel The Spelling Bee three spectators choose four cards each and choose of one of them, short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 66
Unknown The Quartette four cards chosen and spelled out Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
Unknown The Shuffled Speller stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 275
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effectRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 209
Unknown A Mental Discovery - Second Method by spelling spectator's name Greater Magic 229
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Impromptu Method with Ordinary Cards "Lawrence Gray" Greater Magic 309
Martin Gardner Preposterous Variations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 268
Martin Gardner Newspell The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 272
Martin Gardner The ----- of -- Trick Inspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 323
Theodore Annemann Jordan Plus Gardiner GardnerInspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 326
Unknown Another Spell three cards More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 29
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature three random names are spelled, selection found, automatic placement procedureRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 450
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location get-ready trick to get key in center, spellingRelated toVariations Expert Card Technique 397
Unknown It Must Be Magic spelling Expert Card Technique 382
Edward Marlo Marlo's Rosini card glimpsed, no break, deck cut and card spelled to, deck crimp during spectator's peek Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 10
Kent Arthur Eerie Cards using eight cards, card finally spelled toRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 615
Herb Runge Pick Up The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Martin Gardner Double Climax Speller performer spells to wrong card which is there, then spectator to right card which is reversedRelated to 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 10
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Stripper Spell The Stripper Deck 22
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Error wrong card is spelled out and finds selection The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 144) 809
The Great Merlini Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocketAlso published here The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 758
Bruce Elliott The Back Room credit information on the speller The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 82
Jean Hugard My Name's Magic selection by spectator spelling his name, revelation by spelling performer's name Tricks and Sleights 18
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 41
Dr. Jacob Daley "Ad Lib" Spelling two cards spelled to Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 62
Martin Gardner Preposterous Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 63
Martin Gardner Newspell Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 65
Theodore Annemann Jordan Plus Gardner Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 66
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effectVariations Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 58
Harrison Give A Number featuring weird throw switch, mention of Svengali deck method Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 62
Dr. A. Heller The Heller Speller Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 65
Jean Hugard The Best Impromptu Spelling Trick Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 6) 80
Edward Marlo Just Another Miracle distant daubed key card Tricks with Daub 5
Royal Vale Heath One In Millions! interesting My Best 138
Jerry Sorensen That's the Way They're Done four cards are found, one with Martin Gardner's "Lie Detector Test" My Best 33
Edouard Cartier Cartier's Card Reversal and Spelling selection vanishes and appears reversed when spelled to Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 151
Arthur H. Buckley Charlier Location and Speller Experiment No. 7 - cutting at the same position as a spectator and spelling application Card Control 157
Frank Csuri A Spelling Change wrong card spelled to, changes into selection At the Table Tricks 13
Warren Wiersbe Fantispell card and its position remembered, selection later spelled out Mental Cases With Cards 20
Tommy Dowd, Neal Elias, Bert Fenn We Both Spell Inspired by At the Table Tricks 19
Herb Runge Face Down several times a card is selected and found, spelling, stopped at and with "next card I turn over, will be your card" gag The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 451
Richard F. McKinney Spelling Trick Formula Inspired by Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 186
Unknown Gray's Spelling Trick The Royal Road to Card Magic 63
Unknown Double Speller The Royal Road to Card Magic 163
Unknown Spellbound The Royal Road to Card Magic 181
Richard Himber Name Cards strange spelling effect Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 91
Bill Simon Simpl-Speller Controlled Miracles 7
Oscar Weigle Personification No. 75, Spell spectator's name to find selection Scarne on Card Tricks 137
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature No. 34, Spelling trick with namesAlso published here Scarne on Card Tricks 62
Al Leech Easy Does It (Last Word on Card, 1952) A Last Look at Leech 26
Al Leech Wild Deuces deuces lost and found (Last Word on Card, 1952) A Last Look at Leech 21
Edward Marlo Spelling Selected Cards The Cardician 76
Edward Marlo The Nail Gauge Spell The Cardician 77
R. M. Jamison Yogi Tells one from four, card is spelled to The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1113
Stewart James Spelling Location two selection, one is found by spelling first card The Nullificator 4
Unknown Two-Pile Location Card selected via some dealing into two piles. Later will spell THIS IS THE CARD I SELECTED to find the card Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 22
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling Related to The Close-Up Magician 30
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Speller The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Edward Marlo C. Spelling out an Unknown Card second deal Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 137
Al Leech Name Speller Cardmanship 8
Lawrence "Larry" Grey, Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 2 simple spelling, first to "random" card, then selection, "Lawrence Gray" The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Howard Albright Albrights Duplex Spelling Trick Also published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 148
Edward Marlo Mechanical Estimation Effects as a location or spelling effect Estimation 10
Edward Marlo 15-K-11 Speller fingertip peeked at card is spelled to, estimation and key card Estimation 47
Harry Lorayne Simple Spelling Routine in the Afterthoughts Close-up Card Magic 193
North Bigbee Simpel Spell The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 371) 312
Roger Klause Matched Spellout Related toVariations Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 17
Harry Lorayne Spellbinder any selection is spelled to Deck-Sterity 17
Dai Vernon The Name Is...? four of a kind matching selection shows upRelated to Epilogue (Issue 1) 1
Paul Swinford Faro Spell shuffled deck, but CCCC Faro Fantasy 59
Ken Krenzel Ken's Immediate Spell card vanishes from top and is spelled toVariations Expert Card Mysteries 155
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Unknown" Speller three methods, stack and almost no stack, see also page 162 for note by Ackerman Hierophant (Issue 2) 58
Jules Lenier Decision randomly selected card helps finding second selection, sixteenth card principleInspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 239
Ken Krenzel Tele-Spell via telephone, see also p. 246 & p. 270 for referenceInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 247
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 toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 351
Sid Fleischman The Mind Boggler spelling and named number, glide The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 5) 23
Dai Vernon The IBM Card "deck as computer", ten-card packetRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 385
Karl Fulves Impromptu ESP multiple out spelling location with small packet, for correction of procedure see referenceRelated to The Book of Numbers 11
Karl Fulves, Milton Kort Important! correctionRelated to The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 19
Derek Dingle Applications - 1. of Side-Steal Placement, simple spelling trick Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2)) 134
Roger Pierre What in the World! The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 47) 231
Roy Walton Simple Math pseudo math presentation to spell to selection which also reversed itself The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 517
Brother John Hamman Chinese Miracle location of two cards and their four-of-a-kind via spelling, rest of deck sorted into four-of-a-kind groups, impromptu, see also p. 684Related toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 543
Karl Fulves Sum Spell performer and spectator write numbers on each side of a business card, those numbers are later spelled (!) to find a selection The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 571
Jimmy Connor Tap-A-Card mental spelling as performer taps on random card, selection at final letter The Living End 11
James G. Thompson Jr. Number Spell-Out The Living End 112
Unknown Spectator's Name Spell The Living End 115
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Murder Mystery with Cards The Living End 127
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Spelling a Card as "Gray"Also published here The Living End 113
Clayton Rawson Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocketAlso published here The Living End 134
Frank Garcia Speller Transition one selection, small packet spell, aces turn upVariations Super Subtle Card Miracles 110
Jerry K. Hartman Cross-Spell Spectator and magician finds each other's cards via spelling Means & Ends 36
Gene Finnell Speller two selections, when spelled after some dealing and Klondike shuffling the selections spell out the other's card Gene Finnell's Card Magic 17
Ben Christopher Spello sentence spelled to arrive at selected card, featuring simple placement The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Edward Marlo A Three Packet Estimation multiple card control via estimation, spelling application mentioned The Unexpected Card Book 238
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning Card Cavalcade II 171
Jerry Mentzer Cull Speller Card Cavalcade II 173
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 5
Dr. Barlow Wagman Tele-Phoney card found by spelling a word, person phoned for getting a word The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 103) 513
Karl Fulves Spellblind using Stevens Control, estimation speller Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 107
Michael Skinner Francis Carlyle's Ghost Variations Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Roy Walton Past Help four cards are found by spelling the names of four famous magician
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 170
Roger Smith Stop - A Mental Spell spectator thinks stop during spelling Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 1
Roy Walton The "Thing er me Jig" Trick cards are spelled with words "remember" and "forget"Variations Some Late Extra Card Tricks 2
Jon Racherbaumer Double Speller Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 114
Eddie Fields Cool Spell Spectator spells the name of any woman they know, selected card is found at the end of spellingVariations The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 12
Unknown Spello No. 3, prediction phrase is spelled Self-Working Card Tricks 6
Nick Trost What's in a Name? Spell spectator's name to locate cardAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 7
Larry Jennings Tally-Ho Spell for Tally-Ho cards Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 26
Edward Marlo The Direct Spell spelling cards from a shuffled deck Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 47
Edward Marlo Mental Power #2 card and position are thought of but named Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 56
Edward Marlo Shuffles and Spells spelling cards from a shuffled deck, various approaches Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 48
Edward Marlo "Sophisticated Spellino" spelling specific cards from a shuffled deck Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 50
Edward Marlo Under a Spell spelling cards from a shuffled deck with think a card kicker Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 43
Unknown Cull Speller Card Cavalcade Four 58
Jim Ryan Jim's Quick Spell Also published here Lecture Notes Bar Magic 11
Ken Krenzel The Block-Cover Pass Immediate Spell The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 218
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Spell mechanical second The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 117
Christian Scherer ABC spelling to a named card by performer and to selection Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 10
Unknown Die Buchstabierte Karte Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 50
Unknown Namen-Buchstabieren card is found when spectator's name is spelled Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 70
Christian Scherer Die Allwissende Kreuz Vier two card location, locator card counted and spelled out Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 61
Christian Scherer Hier ist meine Karte faro principle 18/35, card spelled to Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 76
Doug Edwards The Royal Finale card is found by spelling a random card, royal flush is produced as a kicker Cardmania 12
David Britland Synthetic Spell The Talon (Issue 2) 22
Unknown Speller Trick direct Card Cavalcade Finale 90
Harry Lorayne One-Hand Second-Deal Speller used as spelling effect Quantum Leaps 218
Michael Skinner The Miracle Speller Exclusive Card Miracles 11
Romaine, Tony Kardyro Double Kicker card is found reversed at spelling position via push-through failure Exclusive Card Secrets 27
Roger Crosthwaite Skating On Ice invisible dice presentation, based on an idea by Jon Racherbaumer in "Sticks and Stones, a leaflet for the left hand." No. 7 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 926
Derek Dingle Applications 1. of Side Steal Placement Side Steal 38
David Solomon Swindle Speller ace of spades is spelled to and locates thought-of card (thought of at mental number) The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 69
Jim Ryan Quick Spell Related toAlso published here Jim Ryan Close-Up: Entertaining Card Quickies 5
Allan Slaight Fourth Down spelling to "THE KING OF HEARTS" into four packets, a King on each pile except one which has an indicator card to find last king, credit informationRelated toVariations Octet 32
Derek Dingle Any Card Speller featuring Side Steal Placement The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 104
Jon Racherbaumer Reflex Spell selection by cutting off a number of cards and remembering card at that position, automatic placement Best of Friends 356
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement, impossible is spelledRelated toAlso published here A Visit With Larry Jennings 5
David Britland Christian card at position vanishes and appears when spectator's name is spelledInspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Name Spelling" in "Fingertip Fantasies"
  • "What's in a Name?" in Garcia and Schindler's "Magic with Cards"
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 13) 248
David Britland Small Prophet selection is found by placing a coin on a car, two-way out, with four Aces climax or by spelling Ace Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 17
Edward Marlo False Count Spell two unknown Cards are spelled to Marlo without Tears 60
Tom Mullica Under my Spell spelling to four selections The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 71
David Hambly Magic by David Hambly The 7 Card Spell
selection found by spelling a sentence and always eliminating card until one is left
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 427
Edward Marlo Infallible Estimation Spell fingertip peek and cut, selection spelled to Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 236
Edward Marlo Taking a Chance spelled to any named card, percentage effect Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 242
Brother John Hamman The Phoenix Four four selections vanish, are named and reappear face up via spellingVariations The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 16
Edward Marlo Mental Spelling Effect selected card not known by performer is spelled out Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 232
Stephen Tucker The Incomplete Deck behind his back, aspectator puts a card reversed in the middle of the deck, this card is spelled and the selection is found Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1221
Andrew Galloway Vernon's Indicator card is reversed in the deck, an other card is selected and found with the aid of the first one, based on Dai Vernon's "Infallible Indicator" from "Hugard's Magic Monthly 7/1946" Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1258
Unknown The Seven-Up Mystery No. 6, "Seven Up" is spelled so a selection in a small packet shows up More Self-Working Card Tricks 8
Sid Lorraine Old Spell - New Twist "This is your card" is spelled to find selection, these words are also found printed on card, duplicate Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 34
Frederick Braue Item spelling almost any card with eleven letters The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Unknown Spell it Out The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 22
Unknown Routine routine outline:
- Surprise Spell
- Card turns over
- Ambitious
- Rub a Dub Dub
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 18
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placementAlso published here The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 44
Larry Jennings "Can't Be Done" "IMPOSSIBLE"Also published here Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1155
Philip T. Goldstein Universal Speller card chosen by spelling any word Amperthand 5
Dai Vernon Spellout with a Hitch four-of-a-kind kickerRelated to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 160
Karl Fulves Square Out lost card is spelled to, "Riffle Shuffle Control"Related to Covenant 18
Edward Marlo, U. F. Grant Grant's Lost Card Trick spelling principle to divine any thought of card Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 299
Jerry Sadowitz Jack Hodes peeked at card is more or less spelled toVariations Cards on the Table 8
Brother John Hamman Phoenix Four four selections vanish, are named and reappear face up via spellingRelated to The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 202
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That #1: 2 card location with spelling
#2: 2 card location with down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James)
Related to
  • "Easy As ABC" (The Magic Book, 1977)
Prototype 37
Ken Krenzel A Spelling Trick card visibly vanishes from top and reappears at spelling position Close-up Impact! 184
Edward Marlo No Adjustment Spell with unknown card That's It 19
Simon Aronson Under Her Spell Queens vanish from their packets, named Queen spelled out, other Queens produced as well The Aronson Approach 3
Simon Aronson Self Control spectator cuts off pile and counts, remembers card at same position in rest while reverse-counting them, assembles everything, different revelations suggested The Aronson Approach 24
Alex Elmsley The Clock Runs Down automatic placement The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 376
Edward Marlo The Olram Poke three methods inspired by Ginsburg Poke
- First Method
- Second Method
- Third Method - "Estimation Poke" (spelling)
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 9) 5
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected cardRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 40) 733
Karl Fulves Legal Tender card found by spelling words on dollar bill Deceptive Practices 65
Verall Wass Spelling Calculation spelling system, from 1953 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 24
William P. Miesel Right Here Is Your Card revelation of a selected card by spelling Your Card Is Right Here and forming na arrow with the packetsInspired byVariations The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 43) 772
Frederick Braue Discoveries - The Speller chapter intro The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 21
Paul Rosini The Quick Spell The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 21
Martin Gardner Double Speller "Surprise Spelling", credited to GardnerRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 22
Peter Duffie Variation "or Savings" two cards found by using the value and spelling the name of the performer's lucky card (Seven of Diamonds)Inspired byAlso published here Profile (Issue 8) 4
Mel Stover A Casbah Cavort spelling location with small packet and story presentation Rigmarole (Issue 1) 3
Wayne Kyzer Raw Deal card is found by spelling different characteristics of the selectionInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 19
Tom Craven The Custom Card Trick card is found and spelled to at impossible conditions, possible over phoneInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 24
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected cardRelated toVariationsAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 26
Roy Walton The Fixer eighteen-card packet mixed face-up/face-down, bottom card noted, spelling procedure, card foundInspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation)
Rigmarole (Issue 4) 39
Dai Vernon, John Murray, Jerry Mentzer One Hand Bottom - Applications Card File 227
Alex Elmsley Spell by the Numbers automatic placement The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 349
T. Nelson Downs Center Deal Speller three peeked at cards are immediately spelled to More Greater Magic 1081
Paul Rosini Paul Rosini's Spelling Trick free selection is spelled to More Greater Magic 1203
John Northern Hilliard, Paul Rosini The John Northern Hilliard Routine for this Trick free selection is spelled to More Greater Magic 1204
Ben Erens Ben Eren's Spelling Trick More Greater Magic 1226
Sid Lorraine A Percentage Trick More Greater Magic 1227
Howard Albright Card Spelling Trick More Greater Magic 1227
Sam Schwartz Sam's Spell name spelled and card at that position remembered, later found, also number would work Rigmarole (Issue 9) 108
Richard Vollmer Mystical Countdown Follow-Up Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 2) 2468
Tom Daugherty Cardreation packet thing Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 6) 2511
Peter Duffie A Great Deal of Thought overhand shuffle placementInspired by
  • trick in "Imagine" (Duffie)
Duffie's Card Compulsions 110
R. Paul Wilson Hailstones (CD) spelling with repeatAlso published here The Little Black Book 9
Martin Gardner The Pyramid Spell using some pyramid layout on the table, two versions Arcane (Issue 14) 198
Karrell Fox Your Card Is... spelling YOURCARDIS Much Ado About Something 35
Karl Fulves The Almanac Deck No. 7, talking about twelve months, fifty-two weeks, and so on, card spelled to in the end with phrase "daylight saving" Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 12
Unknown This Is Not the Card No. 21, phrase spelled to find selection, three piles Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 38
Karl Fulves The Wizard of Odds No. 31, nine cards used for "three-card poker", hand with Ace of Spades wins, includes spelling of names, inspired by the Copperfield/Steinmeyer television trickRelated to Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 55
John Scarne, Karl Fulves Spell Purple No. 42, red or black spelled and a card of that color comes up, finished with purple and purple is written on the card, or it is inked in purpleAlso published here Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 82
Karl Fulves What's in a Name? No. 8, name is spelled in eleven-card packet and last card turned over, repeated until one card remains, it is the only odd-colored oneRelated to Easy Magic 10
R. Paul Wilson Hailstones (CD) spelling with repeatInspired byAlso published here Chaos Theories 30
Paul Harris Backlash card signed on both sides, spelled to, put in pocket, travels back, one signature changes into performer's nameVariations The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue New Stuff) 29
Karl Fulves Well Spelt impromptu speller, performer cuts off a packet and spells a card, it's the last card Blocking Off 98
Karl Fulves Spell Re-Tell two cards spelled to from shuffled deck Blocking Off 99
Harry Riser The Instant Speller spelling to a selection from shuffled deck The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 30
Alan H. Jackson Mathematically Improved Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 11) 2866
Larry Jennings LJ's Instant Spell with reversalInspired by Jennings '67 153
Richard Vollmer Spell All spelling all values and thus arriving at selectionVariations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2805
Nick Trost What's In A Name? Spell spectator's name to locate card (credit info for plot origin)Related toAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 153
Peter Duffie Settling the Score Long spelling trick, impromptu and hands off Effortless Card Magic 121
Marty Kane Part Two - Using 5 Target Cards clock layout
- Black Modular Mode
- Red Modular Mode
- Compass-Direction Version
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1324
Peter Duffie Spell Or Deal, It's Up to You! Spectator thinks of any card in packet, magician divines it, then choose to either down/under deal to it or spell to it. Effortless Card Magic 118
Frederick Braue, John Northern Hilliard The Triple Mystery three cards selected, first at named number up to ten, stop trick with second, last card spelled outInspired by
  • "The Triple Mystery" (John Northern Hilliard, Magical Bulletin, June 1924)
Related to
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 11
Marty Kane Spelling Foretelling card spelled, suit packet
- Packet Mode - Face Up
- Dealing Mode
- Mixed Modular Version
- The Pause that Refreshes
- Telephone Version
Variations The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 66) 1321
Bob Brown Bob Brown's Addition a follow-up phase, spelling comedy phrasesInspired byAlso published here
  • "Magical Miscellany II" (Bob Brown, 1995)
Solomon's Mind 22
Jerry Sadowitz Spell of the Joker "joker" is spelled four times, an Ace appears every time, impromptu, riffle cull Thanks To Zarrow 24
Joshua Jay Combined Interests combining prediction, spelling, card to pocket, transformation, ace production The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 150
Roy Walton Magic Trick two cards chosen by spelling MAGIC and TRICK, then found by spell-counting to a card Underworld (Issue 7) 89
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Immediate Spell with the Versatile Spread ControlAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1374
Harry Levine The Illegitimate Location with lots of flourish cuts, spelling this is not your card but this isInspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1437
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 2 card location over phoneInspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
Deck Direct 10
Peter Duffie Bilocation two cards found by using the value and spelling the name of the performer's lucky card (Seven of Diamonds)Also published here Deck Direct 13
Toby Wessel Wessel's Aces shuffled deck, four aces are found through various procedures, stop, pop out, transformation and spelling of spectator's name Impressing Jodie Foster 8
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Casting a Spell spelling to an ESP card Entertaining ESP 6
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Square Speller spelling to an ESP card Entertaining ESP 7
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Psychic Sign card is found by spelling "Psychic Sign" Entertaining ESP 15
Eugene Burger Easy Spelling Mastering the Art of Magic 183
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling two cards spelled to, second card shows up reversedRelated to Card College — Volume 4 1040
Peter Duffie The Detective card chosen in twelve-card packet with dealing procedure, located by spelling a name New Inspirations 3
Chan Canasta Name Spelling name is spelled and on last card, selection is found, brief Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 94
Howard A. Adams Change In Mind six cards torn in half, dealt for three players, top cards removed and coins placed on top, rest in one pile, coin values spelled to arrive at mates, Ramasee PrincipleAlso published here
  • Mindespa Vol. 6 (1992)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 76
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Five Card Stud chosen card is located by the use of a down-under deal and by spelling the locator cardInspired by
  • Gene Castillon's " Computer Telephone Mystery" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1999.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 27
Steve Beam Up & Over the Down & Under two ways
- Up & Over
- Lucky Card
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 33
Steve Beam Pile Driver card is found by spellingAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 58
Marty Kane Symmetrick two suits in order, two cards are spelled, two spectators end up on same value Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 97
Doug Canning Name It spectator cuts off some card and goes through procedure of spellingInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 99
Chan Canasta Three Card Coincidence and Spelling Trick brief report of a Canasta trick, coincidence and spelling combined Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 95
Simon Aronson Dizzy Spell Impromptu version of Breathing Spell Try the Impossible 167
Simon Aronson Queens and Kings Another variation of Breathing Spell Try the Impossible 169
Simon Aronson Spell It Out Spelling random card to find actual selection Try the Impossible 136
Karl Fulves Spellathon 3x4 card layout on table, card selected via instructions and spelled to in rest of deck to find selected card Hex Squared 73
Karl Fulves Sherlock's Card No. 6, multiple out spelling to locate selection My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 13
Karl Fulves, Frank Garcia King Quartet No. 24, card found by spelling "King" multiple times, kings show up as finaleInspired byVariations New Self-Working Card Tricks 39
Unknown Zodiac Spell No. 42, card found by spelling "zodiac", placement with distant key card New Self-Working Card Tricks 61
Unknown Your Card Is Red No. 64, red cards removed and a card chosen and then spelled to New Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Martin Gardner, Howard A. Adams Make the Cards Match No. 88, five cards matched with other five cardsRelated to
  • "Packeten One" (Howard A. Adams, "O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P" Vol. 9)
New Self-Working Card Tricks 130
David Malek Do Another One top card used to count down, arrived-at card also, and so on, until eventually selection is found Rebel without a Pause 45
Harry Lorayne The Unique Peek Marlo's Incomplete-Faro Control, controlling to twenty-seventh position, spelling application Personal Collection 169
Harry Lorayne Spelling Instructions spelling a long sentence through deck, selection is actually in pocketInspired by Personal Collection 361
Harry Lorayne A Spell of Whether spectator cuts deck in four piles, counts one and remembers card at that position after adding digits, later spelled to, faro Personal Collection 395
Harry Lorayne Divide For A Spell using deal jog to set up for spellingRelated to Personal Collection 591
Cardini Spring Break holding break while springing, spelling trick applicationRelated to
  • "Spring Peek" (Joseph K. Schmidt, Discoverie #4)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 127
Peter Duffie Miracle or Impossible Revisited selection found by spelling to some predetermined wordsInspired by
  • "Miracle or Impossible" (Arun Bonerjee, Billet No. 348, July/Aug. 2000)
Cards By All Means 6
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touchVariations Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deckVariations Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer The King Mystery spelling values to arrive at King, Kruskal Impuzzibilities 14
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Empathy two cards chosen, located with spelling Ahead of the Pack 82
Jack Avis Letters for Stewart performer taps pencil on cards in spread while spectator spells selected card, ends on selection Ahead of the Pack 92
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Name dropper two names of spectators used to spell to selections Ahead of the Pack 206
Steve Beam Witchcrap with spelling of cards, two cards prediction Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 44
Marty Kane Single Decker Spell Checker Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 82
Jack Avis Countback two piles dealt in unison until indicator card, then spelled to find selection, partial faro Ahead of the Pack 100
Steve Beam The Phony Card Trick card is found by spelling word, over phone Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 18
Steve Beam Support Your Local Magician card is found by spelling two sentences, humorous presentation, can be performed over the phone Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 21
Lewis Jones Right on Q half the deck used, card chosen by making three piles, card found by spelling, can be performed over the phoneInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 23
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Alphanumeric card is found by spelling some sentences Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 25
Wayne Dobson The RIGHT Spell first an example card is spelled, then the word "right" when spectator names his card (Tom Mullica?)Inspired by
  • "The Spelling Routine" (Wayne Dobson, A Kind of Magic)
Dobson's Choice 9
Al Baker Spelling Trick key card, kind of flash speller The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 737
Norman Osborn Trick of the Day "Two Impromptu Card Tricks"
current date spelled to find selection
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 287
Karl Fulves Square Spell value of card is squared and result spelled to find selection, not sure Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 288
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Back to Sands packet cut off, all cards except one eliminated, last one is selection, (co-)prime number principle Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 75
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Witch Watch card located by spelling a Queen, count-back force as placementInspired by
  • "The Magic Queen of Diamonds" (Roy Walton, MAGIC, April 1992)
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 82
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Mode 2 Order 2 using spelling and Riffle Shuffle Control with the Diamond suitInspired by
  • "Mode to Order" (Duffie/Robertson, Linking Ring, July, 2000)
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 90
Gary Plants Never Fails card found by spelling to famous magicians, sucker element, locator cardVariations Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 30
Steven Youell Your Momma! spelling "YOURMOMMA" Weapons of Mass Destruction 57
Wayne Dobson I Swear spelling a swear wordInspired by Dobson's Choice 3 12
Ron Frost Spellology III Small packet spelling trick, two cards are spelled two amongst six cards, the other three are shown to be four Aces After The Force 109
Karl Fulves Card Speller credit information on spelling to cards Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 433
Cushing Strout Variations on "The Nine Problem" Small packet spelling discovery, no-touch, gives different ways to present it (tarot cards etc.)Inspired by On the Other Side of the Mirror 9
Cushing Strout The Queens Cast a Spell Locate card by spelling, then produce a named Queen after losing all four into the deck, fortune telling presentationInspired by
  • "Aces for Connoisseurs Again" (H. Nicholls Harley, New Pentagram, Mar 1981)
On the Other Side of the Mirror 17