62 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Spelling Stack
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Unknown The "Spelling" Trick spelling every value in a thirteen-card packet Tricks with Cards 75
Unknown The "Spelling" Trick from thirteen-card packet every value from Ace to King is spelled out More Magic 31
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For No. 28, full deck stackVariationsAlso published here Thirty Card Mysteries 74
Charles T. Jordan Cremo! Card Restoration Extraordinary card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 33
Unknown Mental Spelling progressive spelling set-up Mental Magic with Cards 17
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up, dealing placementRelated toAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 83
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For full deck stackAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 56
Jack Gwynne Gwynne's Speller every value is spelled out from full deck, stackRelated toVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
Ralph W. Hull Name O' Card any named card is found/spelled-to, full stack and multiple out Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 237
Theodore Annemann Think of a Card one of eighteen, card spelled out, short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
Charles T. Jordan Cremo Card Restoration card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Franklin V. Taylor Headline Speller silent spelling The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 155
Frederick Mosteller Bravo! five decks, multiple phase mental speller, suits spelled and values counted (count-spell), see Back Room reference for correctionsRelated toVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 49) 200
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Silent Speller ten twelve-letter card set-up Tricks and Sleights 15
Ronald B. Edwards X-Spell-I-Mental mental speller The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 161) 648
Vern Schoneck Spellbound two variations of a speller, spectator thinks of a card in the deck, performer puts cards on by one on spectator's hand, who spells his card in his mind, the last letter is his card The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 142) 570
Cardini Cardini's Mind Reading Card Trick No. 16, one of six cards thought-of, shuffled back in half the deck, then spelled to, six duplicates and progressive spelling set-up Scarne on Card Tricks 33
Charles T. Jordan Spelling the Spades Packet of Ace to King of Spades, spell Ace to King one after another, originally titled The Improved Chevalier Card TrickRelated to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 23
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Full Deck Speller spelling all cards in the deck The Cardiste (Issue 6) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele-Mental one to four spectators get cards, think of one, mental speller The Cardiste (Issue 7) 8
Al Leech Spell and Count simplified handling (Clue trick originally from Sept. 1966 MUM)Inspired by A Last Look at Leech 28
Dai Vernon Mental Spell one of ten, multiple out, setup?? Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 41
Roy Walton Helensburg Speller spelling to any thought of card, Phoenix #98 reference given on p. 236, see also p. 254 for referencesInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 221
Paul Swinford Duo Spell two mentally chosen cards spelled out, see p. 206 for referencesRelated toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Roy Walton The Helensburgh Speller The Devil's Playthings 56
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of twenty-four duplicates (page 182) Expert Card Mysteries 179
Roger Smith Think-Spell - And the Great Invisible Pass thought-of card spelled to, then put in center and comes back to top, progressive set-up Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 5
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up, dealing placementAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 1
Peter Marshall Bicycle! with Bicycle cards, words on case are spelled to and royal flush comes outInspired byVariations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 437
Max Abrams Max Abrams version for puzzling speller and highlighting mistake in original descriptionRelated to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 112
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-SpellerInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 633
Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Shuffled Speller cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card, ungaffed approach for Patrick Page's "Beyond the Veil" Inspired by Thequal 7
Paul Swinford Duo Spell No. 84, two mentally chosen cards spelled outAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 126
Unknown All-Spell Pack spell count The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 25
Frederick Braue Mental Telepathy Stack four spectators think of a card from a group, they're spelled out, progressive spellers (1935) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Philip T. Goldstein Fraternal Twins two cards are selected by counting and spelling, predicted Fifth 4
Frederick Braue The Thought Stealer one of six cards, progressive spelling, using Braue Memorized Deck The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Frederick Braue, Dai Vernon Vernon Plus Braue thought-of cards from eight-card packet found via a spelling and down-under procedureRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Dave Campbell Auto-Matic Speller three cards cut into packets and spelled to, banks of cards with the same number of lettersAlso published here Profile (Issue 14) 2
Edward Marlo Predicted Mental Spell spelling effect with predictions on billets The Olram File (Issue 16) 3
Karl Fulves Birthday Value - Birthday Suit spectator spells birth month from one packet and birth day from another, suit and value are used to arrive at a card which is predictedRelated toVariations Rigmarole (Issue 3) 27
Philip T. Goldstein Twice in Half two cards removed from half deck and spelled down, card there predictedRelated to Thabbatical 15
Philip T. Goldstein Van John triggered by Tom Seller's "The Name Speller" (Immediate Magic) Thabbatical 99
Simon Aronson The Trained Deck selection cut into deck, three chosen cards added, selection at this position, repeated, then selected card is spelled by spectator in his head while performer deals, performer stops at selection, Multiple Card Sum Stack Simply Simon 123
Simon Aronson Spell Check three cards spelled to consecutively starting with random card, selection at end of last spell, declining letter spells Simply Simon 139
Scott Robinson Sigh Stebbins spectator spells guesses about selection, with value of last card selection is found Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 49
Chas. Shepperd The Magic Spell early spelling trickAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1908
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 66
Simon Aronson Worker Bees Spelling trick to three selections (two chosen and one thought of) using UnDo InfluenceRelated toVariations Try the Impossible 37
Karl Fulves Fate in Numbers No. 30, numbers rolled by dice spelled out, corresponding values are revealed New Self-Working Card Tricks 46
Al Baker To Spell Mentally Chosen Card stacked deck The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 738
Dave Campbell Automatic Speller three cards cut into packets and spelled to, banks of cards with the same number of lettersAlso published here The Dave Campbell Legacy 63
Joseph K. Schmidt Computer Virus Killer "A Novel Revelation of Two Thought Cards"
two spectators think cards from a five-card and six-card group, involving virus gag card
- The History (credit information and references)
Inspired by
  • "Brain Twister" (Ben Braude, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 429
Karl Fulves Virus Variation Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 431
Walter B. Gibson New Spelling Trick count-spell principleAlso published here
  • The Magician Monthly, July 1918
Prolix (Issue 2) 99
Harry Riser Spelling Penelope penelope, faroAlso published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1995
Secrets of an Escamoteur 137
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie R & D's Count Spell Extra composite card, count-spelling to any card composed by suit and value separately chosen Prolix (Issue 2) 101
Harry Riser One Way to Spell Also published here
  • MUM, March 2000
Secrets of an Escamoteur 68
Karl Fulves Shark Hunt seven four-card packets, spectator exchanges some packets, cards gathered, spelled through values from deckInspired byVariations Prolix (Issue 4) 224
Karl Fulves Jinx Extra spelling to find four-of-a-kindInspired by
  • "Quickie Set Up Effect" (Theodore Annemann)
Prolix (Issue 7) 452
Robert Ramirez Casting the Spell No. 1, performer and spectator each select a card, one spells to the other Unexpected Impuzzibilities 3
Harapan Ong Count or Spell random values are counted or spelled to as the spectator wishes, leads to four Aces Principia 234
David Solomon Perfect Spelling card chosen from a list of playing cards is spelled to, progressive spelling set-up Solomon's Secrets 113