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Francis Carlyle The Carlyle False Count I. To Count a Number of Cards Showing Less Than There Are.
II. To Count a Number of Cards as More Than They Really Are.
Related toVariations More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 15
R. C. Buff Paper Napkin Vanish Related to My Best 157
Edward Marlo Poker Prediction and a Principle spectator shuffles, yet aces are dealt outVariations The Cardician 33
Cy Endfield The Catch in the Pack next to selection or at named positionRelated to Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part III 14
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Demonstration half deck set-upRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 223
Karrell Fox Lost and Found matchbook as card easel, wrong card changes into selection when deck is riffled against it on easelRelated toVariations Comedy a la Card 9
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Opener card comes to the bottom of the deck several times, then penetrates performer's handVariations Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 156
Nate Leipzig Slap Four Ace Routine Aces disappear and reappear on deck one by oneRelated toVariations Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 42
Edward Marlo Power Poker #1 stacking aces, everybody gets a good hand as wellRelated toVariations The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects) 12
Al Flosso, Karl Fulves The Wonderful Coin Trick coin held with visible pull as gag, then really vanishes from end of pullVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 52
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)Inspired byAlso published here Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Dai Vernon, Bruce Cervon Devil's Elevator apparent second, third, fourth deals with small packetInspired by
  • "The Devil's Elevator" (Necromancer #9)
Related toVariations
Epilogue (Issue 16) 143
Alex Elmsley, Michael Skinner Miracle Worker between your palms Super Subtle Card Miracles 204
Michael Skinner Francis Carlyle's Ghost Variations Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Michael Skinner, Ricky Jay, Dai Vernon Quick-Way Wild Card four double facers, for rebuttal of Ricky Jay claim see Pabular referenceRelated to Wildcard Miracles 59
Ricky Jay Open Letter to Pabular Statement, he never gave permission for being mentioned in referenced trickRelated to Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 491
Michael Skinner Coin Entrapped copper and silver coin placed on card case, named one penetrates cellophane and is underneathRelated toVariations The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1065
Michael Skinner Die Karte an der Deck uses rubber band idea by Carl Zamloch, wax on ringAlso published here
  • "The Transfixed Card" in "Genii" Vol. 33, Nr. 5. P. 203, 1969.
Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 1
Michael Skinner Das Gedanken-Projektions-Spiel two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-upAlso published here Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 6
Michael Skinner Ein unorthodoxer Münzentrick Inspired byAlso published here Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 7
Michael Skinner Riesenmünzen-Produktion coin turns into jumbo coin under handkerchief, sleeve load Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 8
Michael Skinner Die verwirrende Kugeldose Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 8
Michael Skinner Das zerrissene und wiederhergestellte Zigarettenpapier Related to Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 14
Michael Skinner Karten durch Zeitung with duplicateRelated to Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 15
Michael Skinner Atom Poker Mal Zwei two phases, set-up, first in TalismanRelated to Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 16
Michael Skinner, Joseph Romano Zigarettenpapier-Transposition Also published here Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 17
Michael Skinner, Joe Fisher The Haunted Card tabled, card spins out between halves Variations 22
Bruce Arnold From Bruce Arnold Related to Interlocutor (Issue 31) 119
Michael Skinner The Miracle Speller Exclusive Card Miracles 11
Larry Jennings, Michael Skinner Impossible Location selection lost, top and bottom card total ten, ten cards cut off, then selection Exclusive Card Secrets 21
Michael Skinner Three Different Ways three selections made in different ways and found in different ways with two four-of-a-kinds along the way Arcane (Issue 4) 33
Michael Skinner Block Pushoff Technique The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 39
Al Smith (reviewer) Intimate Magic by Michael Skinner (written by Jeff Busby) Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1057
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Intimate Magic by Michael Skinner (written by Jeff Busby) Epoptica (Issue 2) 76
Michael Skinner Thought Projection Pack two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-upAlso published here Intimate Magic 1
Michael Skinner, Frank Chapman Slow Motion Coin Vanish Intimate Magic 3
Michael Skinner A Multitude of Surprises silver coin appears on handkerchief, changes to copper, jumbo coin appears Intimate Magic 6
Michael Skinner Thrice Severed... Thrice Restored thumb tip Intimate Magic 8
Michael Skinner The Wonderful Coin Trick Revisited coin disappears and reappears, sucker trick with openly visible elastic thread, hook coinInspired byAlso published here Intimate Magic 12
Michael Skinner Bewildering Ball Vase Intimate Magic 15
Michael Skinner Power Poker two phases, set-upInspired byRelated to Intimate Magic 22
Michael Skinner The Transfixed Card without mess, credit information Intimate Magic 25
Michael Skinner Side Steal Handling from spread Intimate Magic 26
Michael Skinner All-Fair Card Through Newspaper Related to Intimate Magic 28
Michael Skinner Quadruple Torn Cigarette Paper Related to Intimate Magic 32
Michael Skinner, Joseph Romano Cigarette Paper Transposition cigarette paper with hole burned in center transposes with one with torn off cornerAlso published here Intimate Magic 35
Michael Skinner, Herb Zarrow Block Push-Off Technique Herb Zarrow's? The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 11) 91
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Intimate Magic by Michael Skinner (written by Jeff Busby) The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 15) 144
Michael Skinner Slowly Folding slow motion coin vanish using a folding coin The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 145
Michael Skinner Up The Ladder Aces aces shoot out during tabled cutting sequence one by one The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 147
Michael Skinner SentiMental Aces The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 148
Michael Skinner Tabled Replacement unto small packet The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 149
Michael Ammar Bravo... Michael Skinner Encore III 92
Michael Skinner New King Cut kings change to aces, kings are also cut toAlso published here Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 53
Michael Skinner Satan Deals Again false deal demo with small packetInspired byVariations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 311
Michael Skinner Skinner's Spidergrip Vanish Related to Expert Coin Magic 14
Michael Skinner, Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation pop over on Fan Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 91
Michael Skinner, Ross Bertram, Edward Marlo Skinner's Spidergrip Vanish Williamson's Wonders 50
Michael Skinner Introductory Encomia Carneycopia vii
Michael Skinner Jazz Notes In Concert i
James Swain, Michael Skinner Dream Poker magician deals himself winning poker hand from spectator shuffled deck. Uses partial stack Don't Blink 19
Michael Skinner Foreward Las Vegas Kardma 3
Gene Maze One-Handed Open Double Deal apparently top two cards are dealt on table one-handed, really one comes from bottom (Michael Skinner?) Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 113
Michael Skinner Getting a Break over Bottom Card The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 57) 1078
Mike Gallo The Eight-Legged Coin Vanish Inspired byRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 57) 1086
Karl Fulves Mona Lisa No. 32, King of Spades changes into Queen of HeartsInspired by Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 58
Michael Skinner, Francis Carlyle Das Falschzählen von Geldscheinen false counting billsInspired byAlso published here ZauberKunst 5
Michael Skinner Preface - Practice New Sleights
- Choosing An Effect
- Grouping Your Effects
- Practice
- Cleaning Up
- Change Pace
- Magic for Magicians
- Perform Often
Classic Sampler
Michael Skinner, Bill Simon The Business on the Business Card Prediction two methods Classic Sampler 1
William Murray Profile on Michael Skinner Classic Sampler i
Michael Skinner A Few Words Before We Begin Classic Sampler xvi
Michael Skinner The Mona Lisa Card Trick Related toVariations Classic Sampler 4
Michael Skinner The Conus Aces eliminating the sucker part Classic Sampler 6
Michael Skinner Pocket Packet Switch brief, at end of a routine Miracles with Cards 61
James Swain Australian Aces Revisited spelling four answers to questions, aces on top and kings on bottom of pilesInspired by Miracles with Cards 62
Michael Skinner Oil and Water Rides Again 4&4, three phases, all red climax Classic Sampler 9
Michael Skinner Taking Our Lumps applications for sticking things behind table edge: broken and restored match, dice transformation (to sugar) Classic Sampler 16
Michael Skinner, Al Koran A Deeper Mystery Inspired by Classic Sampler 18
Michael Skinner New King Cut kings change to aces, kings are also cut toAlso published here Classic Sampler 20
Michael Skinner On the Card to Wallet Classic Sampler 24
Michael Skinner From Palm to Inner Pocket Classic Sampler 26
Michael Skinner For Lovers Only business card to wallet presentation Classic Sampler 27
Michael Skinner Birthday Telepathy number divination, possible via telephone Classic Sampler 29
Michael Skinner The Mental Photography Deck Nudist Deck routine Classic Sampler 31
Michael Skinner The Memorized Deck two memorized deck orders with different features Classic Sampler 35
Michael Skinner The Monkey's Paw memory demonstration, memorized deck, ending in new deck order Classic Sampler 37
Michael Skinner One for the Boys two card challenge divination, memorized deck, deck switch under table Classic Sampler 38
Michael Skinner Torn and Restored Soda Straw Wrapper Inspired by Classic Sampler 40
Michael Skinner The Boomerang Card card is tossed up and caught in deck at any number down named by spectatorInspired by Classic Sampler 43
Michael Skinner Floating the Jog getting a break under any number of cards one wishes Classic Sampler 43
Michael Skinner, Nate Leipzig Skinning the Fat off the Bone... Nate Leipzig's Slap Aces Aces disappear and reappear on deck one by oneInspired byVariations Classic Sampler 46
Michael Skinner Aces Out of Another Dimension aces are found via random count downs (bottom deal), kings as wellRelated to Classic Sampler 49
Michael Skinner Instant Replay Inspired by Classic Sampler 53
Michael Skinner A Poker Deal spectator deals, royal flush Classic Sampler 56
Michael Skinner Tapping Replacement Classic Sampler 57
Michael Skinner The School Boy Trick updated handling Classic Sampler 61
Michael Skinner One-Handed Hole Card Switch Classic Sampler 63
Michael Skinner Did You Wash Behind Your Ears? two coins appear and disappear, hook coin Classic Sampler 66
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Classic Sampler by Michael Skinner The Looking Glass (Issue 3) 125
Michael Skinner, R. C. Buff The Trash Compactor torn off cornerInspired by Classic Sampler 68
Michael Skinner Top and Bottom Blackstone two selections Classic Sampler 70
Michael Skinner A Needle in a Haystack joker placed next to thought-of card under challenge conditions, thirteen extra cards behind back Classic Sampler 74
Michael Skinner Knocking Out the Aces tabled production routine Classic Sampler 76
Michael Skinner Rouge et Noir small packet OOTW Classic Sampler 84
Michael Skinner, William Goodwin New Year's Resolution spectator cuts deck in four piles and selects four cards from second deck, those values are used to count down to the aces in the four piles The Ancient Empty Street 3
Peter Duffie The Winning Formula Three cards set aside, card is selected and lost. Two of the three cards are used to find selectionInspired by Effortless Card Magic 75
Roger Crosthwaite Afterword on Michael Skinner Arcardia 197
Michael Skinner Placement Principle to any position 21st Century Card Magic 99
Chuck Smith, Michael Skinner Mighty Memory third of deck stacked, multiple phases Tools Of The Trade 19
Michael Skinner, Francis Carlyle Falschzählen von Geldscheinen false counting bills, see referenceAlso published here ZauberKunstStücke — Band 1 11
Michael Skinner, Karl Fulves Hands & Table Double Cut The Magic Thrust 19
John Carney, Nate Leipzig, Michael Skinner Leipzig-Skinner Surprise selection appears on face of deck, penetrates hand, appears face-up on deckInspired by The Book of Secrets 206
Michael Skinner Removing the Deck from the Case Card College - Volume 5 1334
Jack Avis (reviewer) Mike Skinner Lecture by Michael Skinner
notes and lists, no details
Rara Avis 216
Karl Fulves Great Wall - Coin Variation coin penetrates into clear plastic bagInspired by Prolix (Issue 5) 318
Michael Skinner, Francis Carlyle Falschzählen von Geldscheinen false counting bills, see referenceRelated to Geld und Schein 9
Roberto Giobbi (reviewer) Classic Sampler by Michael Skinner Secret Agenda (Issue June 23) 186
Steve Reynolds Neo Slap Aces Aces appear on deck one by oneInspired by Trench Work 22
Gary Plants 1987 St. Louis Magic Jubilee about Michael Skinner's lecture in 1987 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 4
Michael Skinner A Few Words from Various Luminaries of the Art quotes given by Michael Skinner from Annemann, Hugard, Baker, LePaul, Tarbell, Vernon Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 5
Michael Skinner The Hay-Dai Stack mental speller, leads to Vernon Poker DemonstrationInspired by
  • Henry Hay's "The Mental Selection Speller" in "The Amateur Magician's Handbook", p. 120.
Related to
The F.F.F.F. Book 243
Christian Scherer Der Sohn des Hofmusikanten combination of Ball and Vase and the Ghost Music BoxInspired byRelated to Schlaglichter 71
Michael Skinner, Edward Marlo Skinner on Marlo's Poker Deal spectator deals himself the aces, bottom deal stacking, same as Marlo's reallyInspired byRelated to
  • Michael Skinner Private Tape (DVD, ca. 1988, edited by Richard Kaufman)
Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 24) 305
Roberto Giobbi, Michael Skinner, Jack Merlin Intriguing Bits of Business with examples by Skinner & Merlin Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 27) 91
So Sato Another "All Backs" Inspired by
  • "Direct Backs and Faces" (Michael Skinner, video tape)
The Secrets of So Sato 30
Ricky Smith The Runcible Card Trick accidentally torn card is put away and spectator selects it again from deck, then it turns out to be paperclipped card from beginningInspired by
  • "Torn & Restored Card" (Bill Woodfield, Michael Skinner's Professional Close-Up Magic)
  • "#*@!" (Jay Sankey, 1990)
Threeve 36
Michael Skinner Loading Technique Related to Threeve 47
Michael Skinner, Francis Carlyle False counting the bills Also published here Magic Illusions 15
Helder Guimarães Midas's Touch "The Perception of Luck"
- First Phase: small packet dealing demonstration with Ace through Five of Spades
- Second Phase: those five cards are shown in random order, then suddenly sequential order
- Third Phase: named poker hand is produced from a shuffled deck
Inspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 406