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S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase Grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Expert at the Card Table 52
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Psychic Writing appearing writing on paper card answers question
Related toVariations Mental Bargain Effects 4
Edward Victor The "Deo-Ace" Trick four Aces are placed on four Twos crosswise, so that suits match, Ace with same suit as selection transforms into that card
Variations Magic of the Hands 29
Ladson Butler The Whispering Queen deck is shuffled and dealt in four heaps, bottom cards divined
Variations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 24
Unknown The Pencil-Line Detection one-way via edge mark
Related to Greater Magic 65
T.J. Crawford Migratory Coins coins on corners of black cloth, with two postcards
Variations Greater Magic 705
George Sutcliffe, Tom Sellers Repel-Attract matches move apart between fingers, rubber tubing
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
Frederick Braue The Flip-Over Palm attributed to Fred Braue in "Vis à Vis"
Related toVariations Expert Card Technique 58
Unknown Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards"
Variations Expert Card Technique 347
Warren Wiersbe Military Mixup
Variations Action with Cards 8
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"
Related toVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 123) 496
Dr. Jacob Daley The Cavorting Aces
Variations Stars of Magic (Vol. 7 No. 3) 111
Jack Avis The Jokers ten cards on table, selected one is predicted the others are jokers
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 242) 968
Arthur Hastings D.F.C
Inspired byRelated toVariations The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 265) 1060
Jack Avis, Al Koran The Cards of Pegasus initialed Joker in sealed in envelope, five cards chosen and initialed, one card is chosen, transposes with the Joker, chosen card is now in envelope
Also published here "Come a little closer..." 33
Jack Avis Loops Entwined under handkerchief
Inspired byAlso published here The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1098
Jack Avis Demented Dice
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1101
Jack Avis Your Choice Again coin transposition, one coin in handkerchief
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 31
Jack Avis Message from Hades freely chosen card predicted, pocket writing
Related to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 221
Edward Marlo The Clip Steal l.h. Steal during Overhand Shuffle
Related to Action Palm 18
Edward Marlo The Bold Steal while showing that selection is not on top or bottom and other handlings, see Note 3 on p. 58
Related to Side Steal 9
Jack Avis All Fair Surprise card held by spectator turns into selection
Also published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 345) 203
Jack Avis Card Switch behind fan
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 345) 203
Jack Avis, Cy Endfield, Roy Walton Three From Three
  • Effect No. 1: three card location, one reversed others next to it
  • Effect No. 2: off-beat card location, pocket
  • Effect No. 3: multiple transformation
Variations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 345) 205
Brother John Hamman Face Up - Face Down Surprise cards separated in reds and blacks, triumph with reds, black selection found in red pile, red and black piles change place
Related toVariations The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 32
Tony Corinda, Al Koran Centre Tear (One Hand Variation)
Related to Billets 171
Jack Avis The Birthday Card Trick card is found a position of a wished month
Card Tricks 312
Jack Avis Suit Force with down-under-deal
Card Tricks 313
Henry Christ Henry Christ Spread Switch see Elmsley book for Tony Kardyro credit information
Variations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 23
Jack Avis Surprise card held by spectator turns into selection
Also published here The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 236
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der mysteriöse Scarabäus card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored back
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 47
Jack Avis French Reverse
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 362) 277
Jack Avis The Two and Eight Coins transposition of a half dollar in closed hand and penny on back of the fist
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 369) 305
Nate Leipzig Twirl Cut
Related to Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 170
Edward Marlo Thoughts on Blind Choice two selections from one deck match two reversed prediction cards in second deck, four methods with different gaffed decks (Ultra Mental Deck, deck with twenty-six different cards duplicated, Audley Walsh's Dream Deck / Koran Deck)
Inspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964)
Faro Controlled Miracles 67
Robert Lund, Robert Stine, Dan Fowler, Jack Avis Etcetera how Dunninger fooled Dr. James Elliott, magic as art
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 57
Jack Avis Poker Dice Coincidence poker dice match dealt hand, posed as a problem
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 57
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them behind back, then cards on either side of a selection
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 38
Dai Vernon Three Break Control
Related toVariations Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 132
Fred G. Taylor, Clayton Rawson, Jack Avis Etcetera hobbyist vs professionals
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 116
Peter Kane Single Shot card shoots out of incomplete faro deck, card gun
Related toVariations A Card Session with Peter Kane 12
Jack Avis Slippery Aces
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 177
Jack Avis Exchanged three of four Aces are switched
Epilogue (Issue 1) 6
Piet Forton Piet Forton's Visible Ace Popper Move Inspired by Jack Avis and Eddie Taytelbaum
Inspired byAlso published here Piet Forton Lecture Notes 12
John Benzais Benzais' Spin-Out
Variations The Best of Benzais 39
Jack Avis Houdini Ring ring off rope
Related to The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 325
Jack Avis Houdini Card deck sealed with crossed rubber bands, yet selection extracted underneath handkerchief, p. 241 for further reference, p. 246 for idea by Harrison Beale
VariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 225
Jack Avis "Wandman" Transpo card moves from one position in deck to another, by throwing dice, using Walter Wandman dice box
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 175
Jack Avis, Larry Jennings To Lie Or Tell The Truth see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing Strout
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
VariationsAlso published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 175
Jack Avis All Fair Mygratory Coins four coins & three cards
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis Check Cop Move coin steal
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis Tip & Load Move
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis Hidden Power card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moves to named number
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 177
Jack Avis An Ace Locator Aces distributed as key cards
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 180
Jack Avis Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to Expert Card Mysteries 120
Jack Avis Gathering of the Clan
Expert Card Mysteries 121
Norman Osborn Opposites card selected with invisible dice, they become visible and with them the card is found, see p. 288 for suggestion by Jack Avis
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 260
Jack Avis, Martin Gardner, John Brennon, Peter McDonald Etcetera
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 288
Edward Marlo Air Mail Prediction featuring finesse for a Henry Christ force beneath table
Related toVariations Hierophant (Issue 2) 65
Jack Avis Multiple Glide
Expert Card Mysteries 17
Jack Avis 3-Way Split transposition of two card with a third card (joker) on the table
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 370
Roy Johnson Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them under table, then cards on either side of a reversed card are predicted
Inspired by The Roy Johnson Experience 41
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 384
Jack Avis The "Lost Ace" Trick
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 11) 81
Jack Avis The Siva Count
Epilogue (Issue 11) 82
Jack Avis Introduction
The Book of Numbers 3
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
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
Ben Christopher Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
  • Impromptu Method
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
Bill Logan Perfect Packet Spell spectator removes a couple of number cards, performer arranges them instantly so they spell out in wanted order one by one
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 576
Karl Fulves Mexican Monte monte/twist combo with unexpected/funny cards appearing
Related toVariations Mexican Monte 8
Roy Walton Strange Assembly assembly, but instead of the kings the four aces are found in the last packet and the kings reversed in the deck
Related to Tale Twisters 2
Harvey Rosenthal Ring Off see p. 608 for comment
Inspired by
  • "Ring" (Ray Grismer, Genii, May 1971)
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 601
Carl Newton Inspiration from the French two cards selected from ten-card packet, cards in row on card stand and a piece of tissue in front of each, tissue touched with cigarette, bright flashes at selections
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Karl Fulves Imp Cop card lapped from riffle shuffle or put in a position where it is held at a corner at the table edge
Variations Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 40
Robert (Bob) Hess Focal Point one of ten cards, OOSOOM
Inspired by
  • Hull's "Mental Discernment"
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 625
Jack Avis Impromptu Unlimited four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 660
Jack Avis Topsy Turvy triumph with ambitious phases and four-of-a-kind kicker
Epilogue (Issue 18) 163
Jack Avis, Roy Walton Siva Count "show four cards as four, concealing none"
Card Script 11
Jack Avis Five Card Do As I Did
Epilogue (Issue 24) 226
Jack Avis Spirits appearing writing on paper card reveals selection
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Simplified Psychic Writing" (S. H. Sharpe, Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Dec. 1928)
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Jack Avis Focal Point II one of ten, OOSOOM
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Larry Jennings Royal Triumph four Kings instead of selection
Variations Epilogue (Issue Special No 3 (Part 1)) 261
Jack Avis The Wishing Envelope gimmick envelope, including three routines with it
  • The Wishing Envelope
  • The Jokers Wild
  • Transposed Marlo Reverse
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 161
Jack Avis A Spirit Detection drinks and countries are divined
Inspired byAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 56
Fred Robinson Focus on Ken Hawes, Ken Brooke, Jack Avis, Ascanio, Fred Kaps, Uri Geller, David Berglas
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 99
Roy Walton The E.J. Count "Elmsley Jordan", Siva Count, see "Vis à Vis" for credit information
Related to Card Cavalcade 3 187
Jack Avis The Siva Count
Card Cavalcade 3 187
Karl Fulves The Optical Force (chapter 33-A added to 1975 edition, see "13 Prophets", p. 20)
two spectators choose cards: mates
Variations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 408
Jack Avis The Sport Trick four blank cards, on one a picture of a girl appears and vanishes
Also published here Epilogue (Issue 23) 220
Jack Avis Four Tricks: Random Speller
Epilogue (Issue 24) 225
Jack Avis This Is My Card
Epilogue (Issue 24) 225
Jack Avis Siva's Nightmare one-way deck
Inspired by Epilogue (Issue 24) 226
Paul Harris The Bizarre Twist! card perpendicular between two other cards turns visually over, color changing back kicker ("The Bizarre Routine")
Related toVariationsAlso published here Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 73
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch Thought of Card appears between Mates, using a switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 1
Fred Robinson Focus on Fred Kaps, Ricky Jay, Richiardi Junior, John Fisher, Ali Bongo, Ken Brooke, Jack Avis, Paul Stone, Nick Bolton
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 3) 330
Fred Robinson Focus on Walt Lees, Fred Kaps, Ken Brooke, Harry Lorayne, Jack Avis, Rand Magic Circle, Ricky Jay, Derek Dingle, Peter Becker, Cyril Faranoff, Frank Farrow, Jack Yates, Ron McMillan
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 210
Jack Avis, Unknown Matching Matches No. 12, two spectators take some matches and count them, they remember cards at their corresponding position, performer makes two piles and both cards are in same position
Self-Working Card Tricks 21
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingertips No. 36, cards divined behind back, two more when deck is in spectator's hands
Self-Working Card Tricks 56
Jack Avis Spin Cut Aces cut and production, originally published in "Pentagram"
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 307
Jerry L. Christensen Pyramid Aces
Related to Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 447
Jack Avis The Siva Count five cards as four, center one hidden
Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety 48
Ken Krenzel Caught Red-Handed "Magic Bullet" with color changing back kicker
Variations The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 82
Roy Walton Second Time Around three cards chosen, found reversed, other cards on either side
Inspired by The Spread Half-Pass 11
Fred Robinson Oasis on Johnny Paul, Vic Pinto, John Fisher, Fred Kaps, Ricky Jay, James Randi, Geoff Ray, Walt Lees, Gaeton Bloom, Bob Read, Gordon Bruce, Alex Elmsley, Steve Freeman, Peter Warlock, Jack Avis, Obie O'Brien
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 570
Jerry K. Hartman Ex-specter Writing appears on paper card, revealing two selections
Inspired by Loose Ends 50
Nate Leipzig, Andrew Pargeter, John Muir, Jack Avis Simplified Spin Pass Aces twirl cut (see reference), each time an ace appears. based on "Spin Pass Aces" by John Muir in "Abracadabra No. 1027", for credit details see Pabular 4/9, p. 571
Related to Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 6) 527
Jack Avis Siva Count
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 2) 638
Robin Robertson Robin's Riffle two cards chosen from incomplete Riffle Shuffle position with smaller packets, in the end cards dealt from two piles and selections turn up at same position
Variations Riffle Shuffle Control 22
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins"
Related toVariationsAlso published here Impromptu Opener 2
Dai Vernon, Jack Avis, Brother John Hamman, Jay Malbrough The Pinochle Caper four cards change several times
Inspired byAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 693
Edward Marlo Psi Color deck is shuffled and spectator can guess if top card is red or black, he is always right
Related to The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 243) 1211
Karl Fulves The St. Regis Sleight card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle, color forced
Variations Riffle Shuffle Control
Andrew Galloway, John Howie A Trick For Jack Avis two selection in two packets change places and end up on top of the other packet
Diverting Card Magic 15
Karl Fulves The Optical Trap sandwiched card is suddenly no longer between other cards when three-card-spread is turned over, see also Cervon Monte
Related toVariations Color Quik 8
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Mathematical 3 Card Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill
Variations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 35
Bob Hummer Mind Reader's Dream cards dealt according to thought-of card, with Dreambook to transfer number to card
VariationsAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 42
Sam Schwartz All Red 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, then all eight cards change to red
Inspired byVariations The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1308
Karl Fulves Six Quik 3&3, reds face-up and blacks face-down, could be odd-backed, separation in stages, then at once
Related to Color Quik 3
Jack Avis Siva Count five as four
John: Verse Two 6
Jon Racherbaumer, Jack Avis Wired Hidden Power card remembered at total of cut-off packet
Inspired by The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 26
Jack Avis Impromptu Mexican monte/twist combo with black aces and black five, then all change to red aces and red five, then all four aces
Inspired by Octet 62
Jack Avis Loops Entwined No. 43
Also published here Self-Working Table Magic 52
Thomas Alan Waters, Jack Avis The Occultear secretly tearing the center
  • Writing Materials
  • The Area of Writings
  • The Fold
  • The Tear
Related to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 171
Thomas Alan Waters Triton a red, white, and blue billet are in a bulldog clip, which select a category each, aspectator selects one of three categories and choses a word from that category, which he writes down, the word is predicted on one of the three billets
Inspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Chronokinesis" in Peter Warlock's "Pentagram", Vol. 8, No. 4. P. 25.
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 178
Jack Avis Optical Notes variations
Inspired by The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Jack Avis The Elmsley-Jordan Count to Show Four Aces Siva Count basically
Magic With Giant Cards 8
Jack Avis Siva Count
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 3) 19
Jerry Sadowitz The Whisperers four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them
Related toVariations Alternative Card Magic 8
Edward Marlo Open-Air Ace Assembly no extra card
Variations Card Finesse 194
Jack Avis Mexican Bingo No. 74, sheets with numbers, some numbers arrived at are used to spell-count down in deck, four Aces found
Self-Working Number Magic 97
Brother John Hamman The Pinochle Trick ungaffed, Gemini Count
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14) 130
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis A Letter from Jack Avis
Related to Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 13
Jack Avis Houdini Card No. 79, deck sealed with crossed rubber bands, yet selection extracted underneath handkerchief
Also published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 118
Jack Avis Coin Switch coin scooped up with card
Contemporary Card Magic 43
Dr. Jacob Daley, Jack Avis Notes on Dr. Daley's Strip Out Shuffle culling of cards at known position, short Ace cutting sequence with riffle shuffle placement, all very brief
Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 112
Jack Avis Place-Name-26 place and obtain the name of the twenty-sixth card, faro shuffle
Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 124
Jack Avis Three Zarrow Techniques
  • 1st Z-Technique
  • 2nd Z-Technique
  • 3rd Z-Technique
Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 124
Jack Avis, Dr. James William Elliott On Dr. Elliott's Run-Ups
Also published here Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 139
Jack Avis, Bill Reid, Alex Elmsley The Casual False Shuffle jogged packets
Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 158
Jack Avis To Lie or Tell the Truth No. 12, impromptu
More Self-Working Card Tricks 16
Daryl Martinez Daryl's Psychological Assembly "or The Jolly Jumping Jokers"
twelve red spot cards, four three-card packets put on table, then four Jokers distributed among those packets, Jokers assemble
  • #1. The Easy Way
  • #2. The Cardman's Version
Variations Daryl's Psychological Assembly 1
Jack Avis The Center Double Lift
Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 37
Paul Rosini, Eugene Burger Rosini's Double Reverse
Related toVariations The Performance of Close-Up Magic 61
Dai Vernon No Sleight Triumph
Related to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 105
Jack Avis Court Spell named court card spelled from packet of picture cards
Also published here The Chronicles (Issue 36) 1415
Karl Fulves MacCount four cards, Ace travels from pocket back to packet, featuring count that shows all cards but changes order
Variations And a Packet of Cards 3
Gary Kurtz All Together Four of a kind in Spectators palms
Variations Unexplainable Acts 79
Jack Avis Siva Count
Focus 70
John Bannon Directed Verdict III
Related to Smoke and Mirrors 110
Bob King Second Guessing Your Weight performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selection
Inspired byRelated to The Breather 2 2
Tom Daugherty Triple Whammy
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 8) 2252
Jack Avis Eight Bites is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here Profile (Issue 17) 11
Jack Avis Eight Bytes Is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here Simplicity at Your Fingertips 32
Dean Dill, Allan Ackerman The Gem-Money Cards bills are put next to Aces, Gemini Twins
Related toVariations Las Vegas Kardma 18
Jack Avis Cull & Triple Peek Control deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, three cards marked off and controlled
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 133
Jack Avis Foreword
Roger's Thesaurus xviii
Jack Avis Avis Spread Switch credit information
Inspired by The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 58
Jack Avis, Cy Endfield Twist and Vanish biddle trick, five-card twisting routine, cards turn over one by one, selection vanishes at the end
Related to
  • Inside Out No. VI (1989, Justin Higham, p. 14)
Roger's Thesaurus 174
Jack Avis Siva's Twist and Vanish biddle trick, five-card twisting routine, cards turn over one by one, selection vanishes at the end
Roger's Thesaurus 178
Jack Avis Upright Count
Inspired by
  • "Perfect False Count" (Brian MacCarthy, Modern Sleights, 1934, p. 10)
Roger's Thesaurus 179
Jack Avis Another Call, Another Place bottom deals instead of second deals
Related toVariations Roger's Thesaurus 186
Jack Avis The Bottom Deal comments on the Erdnase Bottom Deal
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 187
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #2 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for dealer, crimp
Variations Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
Jack Avis Flip Up Put Back Count cards counted off the top of the deck, left thumb flips the cards up one by one
  • The Genuine Count
  • The False Count
  • The Force
Roger's Thesaurus 188
Jack Avis A Change of Identity four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them
Inspired byRelated toVariations Roger's Thesaurus 190
Jack Avis Siva Display Subtlety
Roger's Thesaurus 191
Jack Avis The Hindu Shuffle force
Roger's Thesaurus 192
Jack Avis The Lap Addition Christ force under the table
Related to Roger's Thesaurus 192
Jack Avis Under-the-Table Reverse getting ready for Christ type force under the table
Roger's Thesaurus 193
Justin Higham Identity Cards alternate handling, whisperers
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 198
Jack Avis Jack Avis on Scarne's Run-up Systems
Inspired byAlso published here Rigmarole (Issue 10) 120
Alex Elmsley, Bill Reid Direct Link featuring Bill Reid's "Automatic Discovery", named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 329
Bob King Subway
Inspired by Opening Night Magic 8
Daniel Cros Cros Twist "An Enhancement for the Bizarre Twist", one-handed version
Inspired byRelated to The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 201
Larry Jennings Houdini Card Escapes Again interesting structure
Inspired by Jennings '67 79
Jack Avis Foreword
The Chronicles ()
Jack Avis Siva Count brief
Virtual Foolery 10
Jack Avis, Al Koran The Cards of Pegasus initialed Joker in sealed in envelope, five cards chosen and initialed, one card is chosen, transposes with the Joker, chosen card is now in envelope
Related toAlso published here Come A Little Closer 1
Jack Avis The Siva Fold bottom card
Come A Little Closer 5
Jack Avis The Siva Folded Card to Wallet
Come A Little Closer 8
Jack Avis True Grit way of dropping grains of salt on selection, as a control
Come A Little Closer 12
John Derris Jack Avis short bio
Come A Little Closer 1
Jack Avis Foreword
Vis à Vis 9
Jack Avis Christmas Coin Vanish Christmas party cracker as coin holder or coin clip
Vis à Vis 11
Jack Avis Movie Coin Vanish
Vis à Vis 13
John Derris, Jack Avis Namreg Coin Box Routine four coins appear at once in Boston con box that was shown empty
Vis à Vis 15
Jack Avis Salute to Ramsay metal cap (Oktio box without lid) with four coins, one penetrates hand
Vis à Vis 18
Jack Avis, Gus Davenport Gus 'N Jack Coin Trick four coins produced from silk one by one
Vis à Vis 21
Jack Avis Two for the Flight of One borrowed coin and bill transpose, using Bill Tube and Oktio Box
Vis à Vis 24
Jack Avis Avis Turnover as Boston Box is picked up from table
Vis à Vis 26
Jack Avis Dribble Top Palm
Related to Vis à Vis 28
Jack Avis Swing Cut Bottom Palm into cop, HaLo Cut type action
Vis à Vis 30
Jack Avis Double Undercut Bottom Palm into right hand
Vis à Vis 32
John Derris, Jack Avis, Bobby Bernard, Ted Danson, Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton, Oswald Williams What Is Wrong With Magic? includes reprint of Oswald Williams essay from 1923, ramblings on magic
Come A Little Closer 82
Jack Avis Thumb Clip Steal
  • As a Color Change
  • as part of an Ambitious Card Routine
Related to Vis à Vis 34
Jack Avis Center Double Lift credit information
  • First Handling (pulled out the back)
  • Second Handling (top half pulled over with right fingers and card in center flipped over)
Vis à Vis 36
Jack Avis Bonnie and Glide four spectators each name a small number and that many cards are counted in front of each from bottom of deck, Ace on each
Vis à Vis 40
Jack Avis Multiple Glide multiple glide from end grip
Vis à Vis 40
Jack Avis Siva Hindu Force force card dragged out with left fingers
Vis à Vis 42
Jack Avis Waterfall False Shuffle faro, then unweave noice sold as waterfall, also to get into Vernon's "No Sleight Triumph"
Related to Vis à Vis 44
Jack Avis Avis Fan Switch with routine in which a card is wrongly located and changes into selection
Vis à Vis 48
Jack Avis Center to Top Reverse one-handed behind back, bold
Vis à Vis 48
Jack Avis Siva Count five as four, credit information
Vis à Vis 51
Jack Avis Ambitious Siva Takes the Count Ace to Four
Inspired by Vis à Vis 52
Jack Avis Alaskan Poker five times the spectator and magician cut the deck in turn and remove the top card, performer ends up with Royal Flush
Vis à Vis 54
Jack Avis Auto Deck performer deals himself Aces, then spectators remember one card in their hand, performer shuffles and deals again, everyone has a Straight Flush and performer the memorized cards, extra Aces and duplicates
Also published here
  • marketed in 1953
Vis à Vis 56
Jack Avis, Dr. James William Elliott Mystery of Elliott's Last Legacy interpretation of the Dr. Elliott runup system
Inspired by
  • "Elliott's Last Legacy", p. 318
Also published here
Vis à Vis 60
Jack Avis Variations on Scarne's Runup System three variations
Also published here Vis à Vis 64
Jack Avis Nu Way Shell Game props changed to four white cards with colored spots
Inspired by Vis à Vis 66
Jack Avis Pinochle Caper four cards change several times
Also published here Vis à Vis 69
Jack Avis Weight Lifter number of cards in packet correctly estimated, breather crimp
Inspired by
  • "Weight Guess Plus" (Bob King)
Related toAlso published here
  • The Crimp
Vis à Vis 70
Jack Avis Chosen Ace Through the Table
Vis à Vis 72
Jack Avis Hofzinser Ace Trick
VariationsAlso published here Vis à Vis 75
Jack Avis Flash Ace Production deck split into four packets, Ace on top of each
Vis à Vis 78
Jack Avis Siva's Ace Cut
Vis à Vis 80
Jack Avis Change in Handling spectator removes a couple of number cards to represent his phone number, performer arranges them instantly so they spell out in right order
Inspired by Vis à Vis 83
Jack Avis Sport Detector four blank cards shown, any sport thought of by performer, an image that represents a sexy girl appears and vanishes
Also published here Vis à Vis 84
Jack Avis Folding Numbers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, sum of one orientation predicted, parity
Inspired by Vis à Vis 86
Jack Avis, Al Koran Poker Chip Psi four chips of different colors, one chosen is predicted via a card with that color
Also published here
  • marketed item
Vis à Vis 88
Jack Avis Chance in Four four red-backed cards with number 5, 10, 15 and 20, one number chosen and card at that position matches the red-backed card with that number and others don't
Variations Vis à Vis 91
Jack Avis Over Under Spell Jacks on table, three cards placed on three of them, all collected, Jacks spelled out, one vanishes and is removed from pocket
Inspired by
  • "A Knavish Trick" (W. G. Graigen, 1948)
The Fine Print (Issue 8) 211
Jack Avis Impromptu Auto Cue deck shuffled face-up/face-down, three face-down cards put on table, spectator exchanges two and remembers the third one, all replaced, Triumph effect
Inspired by
  • "Auto Cue" (Roy Walton, Genii, July 1991)
Vis à Vis 93
Jack Avis Spirit Detection drinks and countries are divined
Also published here Vis à Vis 95
Jack Avis Spooky Time clock face with suits and values on it, two plastic hands held onto it and the move by themselves to indicate selection
Inspired by Vis à Vis 98
Jack Avis Pinnacle "Unsolved Mysteries"
linked safety pins, linked section wrapped in paper, torn apart and they are unlinked, then linked again, posed as a problem
Related toVariations The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
Jack Avis All Fair Predict-O-Matic spectator reverses card behind deck in deck, predicted
Vis à Vis 100
Jack Avis Spread Display Switch as reversed card is shown
Vis à Vis 101
Jack Avis Queen Tells All bottom cards of piles divined
Inspired by Vis à Vis 102
Jack Avis Avis Deal Switch kind of one-handed second deal with break
Also published here
  • Swindle Sheet #10
Vis à Vis 103
Jack Avis Tupax Into One involving piles made and dealt through in unison
Inspired by
  • "Tupax" (Stewart James, Top, Nov. 1940)
Related to
Vis à Vis 104
Jack Avis Predicted Stopping Place two cards predicted, Gemini Twins, credit information
Inspired by Vis à Vis 106
Jack Avis Three to Die die used to select two numbers, three chosen cards match the numbers
Vis à Vis 108
Jack Avis Magical Sucuba 4x4 matrix, some number coincidences occur
Vis à Vis 110
Jack Avis, Al Koran Cards of Pegasus initialed Joker in sealed in envelope, five cards chosen and initialed, one card is chosen, transposes with the Joker, chosen card is now in envelope
Related toAlso published here Vis à Vis 112
Jack Avis Slate of Hand card of selection appears on one of two miniature slates in chosen chalk color
Vis à Vis 115
Jack Avis Hole in the Table copper and silver coins under paper-covered glass, chosen coin penetrates table, then glass itself
Vis à Vis 118
Jack Avis Rara Avis Card Stab knife stabbed into top of deck so that a small block is stuck to tip of knife, bottom card is selection
Vis à Vis 123
Jack Avis Wishing Envelope small envelope with one corner cut off, card inserted, a "corner shell" simulates another card being in it, followed by three applications
Also published here Vis à Vis 127
Jack Avis The Wishing Envelope two cards chosen, indifferent card put in envelope that has a corner cut off, it changes into one selection, then into the other
Vis à Vis 129
Jack Avis The Dissected Joker card put into envelope that has a corner cut off, card and envelope cut into quarters, it transposes with another card, using "Wishing Envelope"
Vis à Vis 129
Jack Avis Transposed Marlo Reverse card turns over in envelope that has a corner cut off, changes into selection, using "Wishing Envelope"
Vis à Vis 130
Jack Avis, Billy O'Connor O'Connor Caper two cards predicted and mates via count-back force (10-20 force), credit information
Inspired by
  • Billy O'Connor trick in The Magic Wand
Vis à Vis 131
Jack Avis Hotel '81
Inspired by Vis à Vis 133
Jack Avis So Fair Card/Cigarette Transpo torn card changes place with tobacco of cigarette
Vis à Vis 135
Jack Avis The Switch Force Deck force deck with cut-out section in half the deck to switch cigarette
Vis à Vis 135
Jack Avis Useful Jokers chosen card appears between two Jokers
Inspired by Vis à Vis 137
Jack Avis Safety Cut linked safety pins put into paper cover, cover cut in two pieces, held together again and pins still linked
Inspired by Vis à Vis 140
Jack Avis Cuball green sponge ball, scissors waved around hand, pieces fall off, now two sponge cubes
Vis à Vis 143
Jack Avis Houdini Ring
Related to Vis à Vis 145
Jack Avis Escape from Ellis ellis ring off cord
Vis à Vis 148
Jack Avis Loops Entwined under handkerchief
Also published here Vis à Vis 151
Ronald J. Dayton Ron Dayton on The Avis Pins linking and unlinking
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 10) 324
Jack Avis Toss-In Stab
Underworld (Issue 10) 140
Milton Kort, Jack Avis Matcho Spectator freely selects one of four blue cards, magician deals out four previously placed red cards below the blue ones, the chosen blue card matches the corresponding red (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 8, Oct 1969)
Related toVariations Kort 79
Jack Avis The Siva Count
Natural Selections — Volume II 50
Jack Avis Siva Count
Baltimore Notes 6
David Acer Hofsinzer's Delusion "Hofzinser's", selection between spectator's palms, Aces taken out, Ace of same suit turns over and changes into selection, Ace now between spectator's hands, duplicate
Inspired by Natural Selections — Volume II 76
Jack Avis Reverso seven cards triumph without selection
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 133
Jack Avis Jack Avis balancing deck with rubber band around it, clings to hand when hand is turned
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 26
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis One Chance in Four No. 60, four Aces with numbers on back from different deck, packets dealt in front of each according to chosen number, at this position a match occurs
Inspired byRelated to New Self-Working Card Tricks 90
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis Four-Card Magic No. 93, four face-down cards, an Ace moved on top of them according to instructions, ends up on matching card
New Self-Working Card Tricks 140
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis Hidden Power No. 8, card selected via Automatic Placement procedure moves to named number, with prediction of another card at a position
Inspired by My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 17
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"
Related toVariations Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 345
Jack Avis Safe double laying down three cards as two on the table
Ahead of the Pack 29
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Rollovers "a theme and twelve variations", on the bold rollover force
  • Theme
  • Variation 1: Avoiding the flash
  • Variation 2: Doing without the preliminary peek
  • Variation 3: The multiple rollover
  • Variation 4: Rollback
  • Variation 5: The slipped rollover
  • Variation 6: With a face-up marker
  • Variation 7: With the face-up deck
  • Variation 8: The two-spectator force
  • Variation 9: The two-in-one force
  • Variation 10: The locator
  • Variation 11: The transverse locator
  • Variation 12: The rollover control
Ahead of the Pack 34
Jack Avis Outs for Vernon's Mental Force 1. The spelling solution
2. The Mexican solution
3. The Siva solution
4. The display count solution
Ahead of the Pack 49
Lewis Jones, Jack Avis Remote view - the sequel two consecutive challenge locations
Inspired by
  • "Remove View" (Lewis Jones, Cardiograms)
Ahead of the Pack 55
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double entendre one card thought-of from half the deck and one touched, both found
Ahead of the Pack 59
Lewis Jones The full monte Hummer's Mathematical Monte variation with three cards, chosen one named, variation by Jack Avis with three packets
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Monte Bank" (Lewis Jones, The Spring of 52)
Variations
Ahead of the Pack 63
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones The third eye three unknown cards in a face-down row, spectator choses one, his eyes are closed and performer touches both eyes with his (supposedly) two hands, card divined anyway
Ahead of the Pack 68
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double take unknown card removed, another card chosen and placed aside, second card divined by turning over some cards in the deck of same suit, value, ... then the three mates of removed card turn over
Related to
  • "All of a Kind" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
Ahead of the Pack 71
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Under-the-Spread Force Handling spreading over top card
Ahead of the Pack 71
Larry Jennings, Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Larreverse Handling
Ahead of the Pack 72
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Jokes on rope magic, sponge balls, David Copperfield
Ahead of the Pack 76
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Jokes on wands, Okito box, mentalists
Ahead of the Pack 4
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Jokes on card men, linking rubber bands
Ahead of the Pack 46
Jack Avis Stop thief card mated, crime story
Ahead of the Pack 77
Jack Avis Unfinished Spin Out
Inspired by Ahead of the Pack 79
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Empathy two cards chosen, located with spelling
Ahead of the Pack 82
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Impossible spectator shuffles after replacement, selection between two key cards
Ahead of the Pack 85
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Starburst packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles
Related to Ahead of the Pack 88
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Fingered card placed aside, its value is used to count to later selection
Ahead of the Pack 90
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 What's MY card? unknown card reversed in deck, spectator pushes Joker in deck twice to identify suit and value
Inspired by Ahead of the Pack 94
Jack Avis Bent Out of Shape six pairs on the table, one is turned over and card remembered, packed and selection are divined
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 105
Jack Avis Club sandwich five packets put together face-up and -down, only two selections reversed at the end
Inspired byVariations Ahead of the Pack 97
Jack Jansen Variant five packets put together face-up and -down, only two selections reversed at the end, with further idea by Lewis Jones
Inspired by Ahead of the Pack 98
Jack Avis Countback two piles dealt in unison until indicator card, then spelled to find selection, partial faro
Ahead of the Pack 100
Jack Avis No rough monkey sandwich cards on top of deck, selection appears between them
Inspired by
  • "Monkey in the Middle" (Bill Goldman)
Ahead of the Pack 102
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double-decker two decks, one card chosen, two cards from other deck used to count down to it, 13-14 force stack
Ahead of the Pack 105