44 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Nailnick
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Unknown Fifth Method nailnick
Tricks with Cards 70
Unknown Fifth Method nailnick as selection is replaced underneath fan
More Magic 22
Unknown Amerikanische Methode nail nick
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 131
Ben Erens Miracle Card Location nail nick while inserting card in fan
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 331
Sid Lorraine Addition to Elliott's Crimp nail nick
Greater Magic 52
Ben Erens, Henry Gordien, Louis Zingone Nicking the Edge of a Card three methods by those three people of nicking a selection, one with pencil
Greater Magic 61
Theodore Annemann Nail Nick Key Control
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 368
Unknown 46 - Scrapes and nicks. How to nailnick
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 64
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 531
Bob Hummer By Mail (nail) packet extracted from case, bottom card remembered and shuffled
Also published here Six-Trix for 1944 6
Carmen D'Amico The Domico Location nicking the side edge
Related to Card Control 51
Cy Endfield Method of Edge Marking
Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 13
Unknown Nail Nick
Malini and His Magic 71
Bob Veeser Acetimation estimation presentation, nail nicked Ace
Faro Controlled Miracles 49
Bascom Jones Add Aces all halves are face down
Inspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 3) 14
Harry Lorayne Faro Quickie & Follow-Up two face up cards find selection peeked at, followed by challenge location with nail nick
Reputation-Makers 254
Gene Nielsen Psychic Touch signed card is located blindfolded
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 129) 643
Eddie Fields Tripartite Challenge card location, relatively hands-off
Related toVariations The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 41
Edward Marlo Marlo's Handling Different handling of Tripartite by Eddie Fields
Inspired by The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 45
Steve Beam The Best I Could Scratch Up
Related to
  • Paul Clive's "On the Side" in "Card Tricks Without Skill"
Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 46
Bob Hummer By Mail packet extracted from case, bottom card remembered and shuffled
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 23
Rovi Reputation Maker very similar to Eddie Fields "Tripartite"
Related to Rovi Reveals 14
Unknown Nail Nick bottom card
The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 10
Tom Craven Mental Nick spectator cuts small packet and counts cards, then he remembers card at that position in deck
Fork Full of Appetizers 5
Edward Marlo Scratch Sorcery or Nickromancy nicked or scratched key card and riffle shuffle control
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 227
Joseph Dunninger Publicity Effects card is divined and medium finds chosen card in the other room
Publicity Secrets 9
Edward Marlo On These Subjects procedure for locating nicked, scratched, edge marked cards while riffle shuffling
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 81
Charlie Miller Additional Miller Notes
  • holding break while tapping on table
  • nailnick and estimate distance from key
  • "Vernon's 7 card, 7 piles trick."
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Unknown Ace Control nail nick
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Eddie Fields Nail Nick Method
Special Effects 65
Dai Vernon Nailnick
The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 8
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Weight While I Find It five methods, ungaffed, locator card, sticky card
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 7) 9
Sam Schwartz Thought Process one of thirteen cards thought of, dealing procedure according to thought-of card (color, value, suit), selection narrowed down by having one key card, see also p. 47
Inspired by
  • "Contemplation" (Interim Report)
Related toVariations
Rigmarole (Issue 2) 21
Karl Fulves Repeat After Me two decks, spectator cuts and remembers face card, then replaces, cuts behind back, both decks spread face-up, performer and spectator each push out three cards, one must be selection, performer's cards are added and counted down to in his deck, it matches spectator's selection
Inspired by
  • "He Only Thinks" (Eddie Clever, Magic In The Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Related to
Off The Books (Issue 3) 21
Unknown Nailnick or Scratch as card is inserted, see also p. 26
Off The Books (Issue 3) 22
Karl Fulves Deck Removal Nail Nick as deck is removed from case
Off The Books (Issue 5) 81
Karl Fulves Mill Work putting in edge work with other objects, knife or coin
Related to Off The Books (Issue 5) 84
Karl Fulves World Series disguised ten-card poker deal for four players with twenty cards
Off The Books (Issue 5) 87
Unknown Nail Nicking Bottom Card
Off The Books (Issue 6) 109
Karl Fulves The Other Way apparently one-way back locations are done with a borrowed deck
Off The Books (Issue 9) 175
Karl Fulves In This Issue on impromptu markings on card, credit information
Off The Books (Issue 3) 21
Karl Fulves K Thru 12 kings and queens removed, challenge location from this packet, see also p. 105 for further notes
Related to Combo II 57
Unknown Nail Nicking a Card
Combo II 58
Justin Higham Sense of Touch Location Card selected and lost amongst one of three piles, performer eliminates all, except selection

  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
Dexterity Manual 54