Written by Jack Avis, Anthony Brahams

2006
Work of Jack Avis

220 pages (Hardcover), published by The Cairn Press
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn.
Language: English

(175 entries)

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Roy Walton Preface
13
John Derris Jack Avis
14
Anthony Brahams Introduction
15
Anthony Brahams Acknowledgments
16
Jack Avis Ace Routine Handling routine with fake indices
18
Jack Avis Jack Avis Notes on All Red 2&2, handling variation
Inspired by 20
Jack Avis Another Call - from Another Place bottom dealing instead of seconds
Related to 22
Jack Avis Random Notes using ruler
Inspired by
  • "Three Card Trick" (G. Boyce, Mahatma, Vol. 7 No. 6, 1903)
24
Jack Avis Blind Choice performer reverses two cards in blue-backed deck, spectator reverses two cards behind back in red-backed deck, they match, two red/blue double backers
Related to
  • Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964)
25
Jack Avis, Bob Haines A Bridge Hand four packets made, top cards taken until bridge hand is formed, all cards divined
29
Jack Avis Calculating Cards
30
Jack Avis The Card Between while showing that card is not on top or bottom
Related to 32
Howard Lyons Faro Credit faro reference, "An-Adept" (1850)
32
Jack Avis Cards to Blanks with Signatures packet trick with name of spectator on blank cards
33
Jack Avis Tip for Use with a Stacked Deck diagonal pencil line on edge
Related to 34
Jack Avis A Change of Identity (Identity Crisis) four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them
Inspired byRelated to 35
Jack Avis Lipstick on Pen Point to detect what was written or crossed out first
36
Jack Avis Coincidence - Again
Also published here 37
Jack Avis Thoughts on Vernon's Handling of the Ten Card Trick using odd-backed prediction card, perhaps red/blue double backer
Related to
  • Row of Ten Cards in Revelations (Dai Vernon)
38
Jack Avis Colour Match ten-card sequence of spectator matches cards dealt out by performer from bottom of deck in its red-black sequence
Related to 39
Jack Avis A Contrived Location selection made in unusual way from incomplete faro condition, also handlings with multiple out prediction and partial stack
40
Jack Avis Court Card Spell named court card spelled from packet of picture cards
Also published here 42
Jack Avis A Little Extra with the Multi Spell optional card to wallet/pocket addition
Inspired byAlso published here 44
Jack Avis Diamond Cut Diamond - Variation
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Jack Avis A Variation on the Diary Trick red/blue double backer
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Jack Avis Divination of Though one of six
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Jack Avis A Dotty Location location with four distributed marked key cards
48
Jack Avis Double Cross (Cut) Count Down value of a cut-to card used to count to selection
49
Jack Avis Riffle One-Hand Fan Selection and Return to control a card to any small number
Related to 49
Jack Avis Double Cross Transpo black Aces placed aside, red Aces catch two cards, they are the black Aces and apparent Aces are selections
Inspired by 50
Jack Avis Turn and Take Bottom - a use for this very simple count-down application
Inspired by 52
Jack Avis Envelope Prediction "This uses my Double Side Deal"
envelope with prediction stuck into deck, next to predicted card
53
Jack Avis Double Side Deal top card apparently retained in left hand while balance of packet is tabled, bottom card is retained
Related to 53
Jack Avis Exchanged "A Bit of Handling for the Ace Switch at the Start of an Ace Routine"
54
Jack Avis Fake Memory Routine - Avis Handling position of selection named, very simple
55
Jack Avis A Few Steps Further On two cards chosen from incomplete Riffle Shuffle position, Fulves's Riffle Shuffle Control
Inspired by 56
Jack Avis Flight Fantastique Aces through newspaper one by one, they change into Kings and Aces are in deck
Inspired by
  • Roy Walton version of Sympathetic Aces
Related to
58
Jack Avis Folded Card in Box (Kaps) - An Idea having back signed and card in box folded face-outwards
63
Jack Avis Follow the Leader short routine
64
Jack Avis Siva Follows his Leader
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Jack Avis Follow the Leader - Again!
67
Jack Avis The French Reverse
68
Jack Avis The Fulves Problem Universal Card Plot, odd-backed, red-blue double backer
70
Jack Avis Jack Avis Ideas - 1. paper wallet for switching, Hindu Paper Coin Vanish Set
73
Jack Avis Jack Avis Ideas - 2. overhand shuffle stop force, hindu force type bluff
73
Jack Avis Jack Avis Ideas - 3. half deck jumbo and normal index for divided deck location
73
Jack Avis Jack Avis Ideas - 4. spectator thinks only jumbo index card
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Jack Avis Jack Avis Ideas - 5. having a wide jumbo index card in a deck, no application
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Jack Avis Jack Avis Ideas - 6.
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Jack Avis Imp Bottle Idea
74
Jack Avis Hidden Power card magically moved to named position
75
Jack Avis The Hot Hand Test Ace through Five of Spades, unfinished fragment
76
Jack Avis The Houdini Card deck sealed with crossed rubber bands, yet selection extracted underneath handkerchief
Also published here 77
Jack Avis Houdini's Unfinished Trick prediction with numbers, using DeMarco's pocket calculator force
Inspired by
  • Michael de Marco item in Linking Ring, May 2001
79
Jack Avis An Inside Straight four cards selected, prediction card completes straight
81
Jack Avis Isaac's Law - Avis Handling for Fulves favorite hour and least favorite hour used to make selection, found at one of those hours, milk build placement under table
Inspired by
  • "Isaac's Law" (Karl Fulves, Magic and Spells Quarterly)
82
Jack Avis The Magic of Jack and Jill spelling location with ten-card packet
Inspired by
  • "Jack and Jill" (Roger Crosthwaite, Father Roger Takes It Easy, Sept. 2000)
84
Jack Avis The Jumping Aces
Inspired by 85
Jack Avis The Jumping Thought card peeked at, deck shuffled by spectator, card divined and it comes to top
86
Jack Avis I Knew that Hacker card chosen from seven-card packet, located again, reverse-faros and down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "Basicdu" (Howard Adams, Mindspa)
87
Jack Avis Lie or Tell the Truth
Also published here 88
Jack Avis Routine to Locate the Aces Aces are lost and found
90
Jack Avis Locate Four - Locate the One four cards found that are same suit as selection and its total matches selection, or the four card can indicate color, suit, value etc
92
Jack Avis Tell Me a Lie - Truth will Out "Using my Double Side Deal"
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Jack Avis Magic Bullet Effect incomplete-faro shoot-out with odd-backed card
Inspired by 93
Jack Avis "Throw-In" Presentation card is supposed to be thrown next to selection, but it is the selection
94
Jack Avis The Magic Card spelling location with ten-card packet
95
Jack Avis Mental Control - Avis Routine prediction written on face of another card, double-faced deck
Inspired by
  • "Mental Control" (Vernon Cook, Larsen & Wrights Mental Mysteries with Cards & Genii)
96
Jack Avis 5x5 Mental Routine, A Handling
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Jack Avis M. S. Poker Deal "Mechanical Second", Aces dealt to performer, placed together in center and immediately dealt out again
98
Jack Avis Mechanical Second Elevator Aces
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Jack Avis A Multiple Matching four mates are found by spectator via stabbing a card in deck
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Jack Avis The Mystery of X (Ten) a Ten spot and cards that add up to ten show up, number ten is predicted
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Jack Avis The Not So Friendly Giant slop shuffle triumph, Aces are reversed, Aces put in sleeve where they transform, four double facers
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Jack Avis Oil and Water Again - Agai - Aga - Ag - A 4&4
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Jack Avis An Oil and Water Move 4&4, using bottom deals and Elmsley Count
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Jack Avis Outside In red Queens between black Aces, they transpose two times
Inspired by 107
Jack Avis Perverse Card to Wallet Routine deck put in case, then deck travels to wallet except selection
109
Jack Avis Tips
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Jack Avis Card Splitting Tips
110
Jack Avis The Old Q Card Trick back-count force, card vanishes and appears in wallet, duplicate
111
Jack Avis The "Professional" Cuts the Aces
112
Frank Lane Wide and Long Card out of celluloid
Related to
  • Here's How, 1934, p. 31
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Jack Avis Right Card - Wrong Colour card chosen, wrong color proclaimed by magician, cards separated in reds and blacks, black selection found in red pile, red and black piles change place
Inspired byAlso published here 113
Jack Avis Avis Handling for Jennings' "Royal Triumph" four Aces reversed at the end
Inspired by 117
Jack Avis Seven and Eleven Transpo four Aces and three Sevens, when Ace is put with Sevens the other three cards transpose
Also published here 118
Jack Avis Shuffled Deck Poker Deal good hand dealt after a spectator's overhand shuffle
Inspired by
  • Ricky Jay television performance
119
Jack Avis Poker Demonstration re-deal stack
Inspired by
  • Daley Notebooks, No. 89
119
Jack Avis Simultwins two handlings, optional faro
120
Jack Avis Siva's Aces
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Jack Avis The Avis Multiple Glide
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Jack Avis "Skullo" Handling chosen card left in jaws of plastic skull
125
Jack Avis Table Reverse Location two selections, one reversed in deck, it is used to count to second selection
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Jack Avis The Tabled Reverse - Again spectator names number up to ten, that value reverses itself in deck and is used to count to selection
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Jack Avis Thought Card Transposition spectator remembers card and its number, performer also in different section, the cards are counted to and they transpose
128
Jack Avis Tunnel Change card kind of pushed through deck, but not perpendicular
129
Jack Avis 2-4-6-8-Find performer and spectator chose a card, spectator names number, distance between the two selections is that number
Related to 130
Jack Avis Undercover Assembly
Inspired by 132
Jack Avis Who Wants Another Collectors?
Inspired by 134
Jack Avis No Fake Card in Balloon
135
Jack Avis Will the Cards Match? Variation backs match instead of faces
136
Jack Avis Idea on C. Miller's "Top Spin Out" center spin out
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Jack Avis Meeting Jack Birnman
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Unknown Packet Trick Revelation marketed, shown by Jack Birnman, questions on cards lead to card and backs form giant version of selection when puzzled together
138
Jack Avis An Idea for Adding a Card to the Top of the Deck using an envelope
140
Jack Avis Notes on the Bizarre Twist
Inspired by 141
Jack Avis A One Hand Twist
Inspired byRelated to 141
Jack Avis The Diagonal Twist
Inspired by 142
Jack Avis To Control a Card to a Known Position using one-hand fan
Related to 143
Jack Avis Centre Packet Switch as deck also changes hand, original packet to bottom, center packet stripped out and switched in
144
Jack Avis Centre Double Lift Variation
145
Jack Avis A Control a bit unclear, decoy card left outjogged and cover pass made somehow
146
Jack Avis Ideas with a "Cutaway Deck" x-ray deck ideas
147
Jack Avis Demo Deal two hands with one riffle
148
Jack Avis Double Flip Change two-phase transformation with snap-over change
149
Jack Avis Magician vs. Gambler routine outline, using snap-over change
150
Jack Avis A Move with the Double Undercut face-up key card openly put next to selection and cut into deck
151
Jack Avis The Finger Clip Cull
Also published here 152
Jack Avis Flip-Up Put Back Count - A Utility Move every card angled up with the left thump
  • First, the Method of Counting
  • To Count Less
  • As a Force
  • The Double Deal Double Lift
  • Double Deal
154
Jack Avis A Discourse on a Force Procedure lift shuffle force
158
Jack Avis A Routine using the Avis Double Knife Force incomplete
159
Jack Avis Thoughts on my Hindu Force Variation forcing multiple cards
161
Jack Avis Ideas for Forcing glide with force card that has a cut-out
162
Jack Avis A Method for the Cut and Stop Force timing cut force
162
Jack Avis Another Force counting down to a named number
163
Jack Avis The Magician Magazine notes on its content, Will Goldston magazine
164
Jack Avis Illogical False Cut à la Vernon
167
Jack Avis Use of Key Card with Dribble Selection
168
Jack Avis A False Cut Scoop Up Table Pass
168
Jack Avis Lace Through False Shuffle and Cut
169
Jack Avis Left Side Double Deal top card apparently retained in left hand while balance of packet is tabled, bottom card is retained, with Directed Verdict application
Related to 170
Jack Avis Avis Handling for the Leipzig Pass for a reversed card effect
Inspired by
  • Leipzig Pass in Sphinx magazine
171
Jack Avis Technique for a Multiple Slip Cut with two applications
172
Jack Avis Some Thoughts on Old Card Routines tearing off corner of card to peek it, card located under handkerchief
173
Jack Avis A Little Extra with the Multi-Spelling optional card to wallet/pocket addition
Inspired byAlso published here 173
Jack Avis A Placement Idea with the Master Move
174
Jack Avis Plot Idea for a Card Trick pips of selection sewn into blank cards
Inspired by
  • "Houdini's Card Trick" (Lu Brent, Linking Ring, Oct. 1945)
176
Jack Avis Patter Lines
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Jack Avis A Presentation
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Jack Avis Spectator learns a Trick patter intro for a trick
177
Jack Avis A Punch Deal that Isn't partial roughing instead of punching, with notes by Peter Duffie
Related to 178
Jack Avis Double Location
179
Jack Avis Riffle Shuffle Control - St. Regis Sleight card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle
Inspired by 180
Jack Avis Siva's Switch
  • The Action (Reverse KM Move variation/Illogical Double Lift)
  • Ambitious Routine based on Jay switch and KM move
181
Jack Avis A Stack mathematical
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Jack Avis A Switch Move
Also published here 183
Jack Avis The Weave and Waterfall Bottom Palm "A Simple Action Palm"
184
Jack Avis Table Edge Palm tabled spread, very brief
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Jack Avis Zarrow Shuffle Thoughts with cutting sequence
185
Jack Avis A Zarrow Shuffle Setting-up Technique Zarrow stacking
186
Jack Avis A Zarrow Shuffle Tip
187
Jack Avis Historical Items and Magical Facts one-way pointers and more
188
Jack Avis Count Dracula presentation idea for bank not penetration in envelope
190
Jack Avis The Last Straw cut and restored straw
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Jack Avis The Magnetic Straw "A Table Trick"
straw becomes apparently magnetic
192
Jack Avis Interesting Cut and Restored Rope Move only reference given
Related to
  • "Hindu Rope Restoration" & "Bluey-Bluey's Method", Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Vol. 1
192
Jack Avis Message from Hades card and colored counter selected, package has many paper pieces, all burn in a flash except one with the correct prediction
193
Jack Avis Name that Tune half forcing deck with songs
196
Jack Avis The Ghost Pen using invisible ink pen
196
Jack Avis A Tale of Two Slates two miniature slates have writing with two colors, chosen color changes into name of selection
Inspired by 197
Jack Avis Scarab without a Brainwave "A way of using Jaks' Brainwave Presentation"
card selected, odd-backed card as prediction in another deck, red-blue double backer
Inspired by 199
Jack Avis My List of Best Trouble-Free "Workers"
200
Jack Avis Black Art Reference Mahatma, Vol. 1 No. 3
200
Jack Avis Migratory Coins the "All Fair" Way with three cards
Inspired byAlso published here 201
Jack Avis Four Coins under Cards - Opening Steal
203
Jack Avis No Pockets Stand-Up Routine for Silver-Copper-Brass Transpo
204
Jack Avis Coin Box Idea short ideas
206
Jack Avis Triple Coin Penetration coin through handkerchief, again, then through glass
207
Jack Avis Strip of Paper Torn in Half
210
Jack Avis Three Pellet Routine "Two in Hand, One in Pocket"
211
Jack Avis Three Shell Game "Siva's Master Move"
with sticky tape
212
Jack Avis Finger Ring Release (Harvey Rosenthal)
Inspired by 213
Jack Avis Ribbon and Ring - Avis Notes
Inspired by
  • Warren Stephens item in Precursor
213
Jack Avis Torn and Restored Banknote
Inspired by
  • Jack Chanin, Genii, 1993
214
Jack Avis (reviewer) Mike Skinner Lecture by Michael Skinner
notes and lists, no details
216