122 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Punch
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Hocus Pocus Junior Conveyance of Cards and Dice mentioning card tricks and principles without details
  • divided cards
  • advantage dice by cutting off a strip
  • "nipping" (punch?), corner crimp, dots
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 51
Charlier The Charlier System punch marked deck
Tricks with Cards 55
Charlier The Charlier System of Card-Marking punch marked deck
More Magic 66
Charlier Reading the Cards
More Magic 68
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck
More Magic 81
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to four memorized punch-marked cards
More Magic 87
Unknown Sämtliche Bilderkarten eines Spieles mit verbundenen Augen aufzufinden No. 35, all picture cards found blindfolded
Der Kartenkünstler 42
Unknown Non plus ultra No. 49, spectator removes three cards from new deck and places them under handkerchief, performer touches cards through handkerchief, they are replaced and found, punched through handkerchief
Der Kartenkünstler 58
Unknown Non plus ultra Eine Kartensoirée No. 7
four cards chosen, placed under handkerchief, then shuffled into deck, found by performer, cards punched on the fly with needle attached to ring
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 42
Unknown Könige, Damen und Buben picture cards shuffled and placed underneath handkerchief, performer produces all kings, queens and jacks without looking, two methods
Related to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 34
Unknown Card Punch on Pull in sleeve
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 34
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Non plus ultra several cards chosen, placed under handkerchief, then shuffled into deck, found by performer, cards punched on the fly
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 35
Unknown Noli me tangere several cards on table, spectators turn cards end for end and performer identifies which ones, one-way punch mark
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Die geheimnisvollen Würfel
  • two dice thrown and sum counted to repeatedly until deck is divided in two halves, they're separated in red and black
  • red and black separation by performer without dice but crimp or punch instead
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 110
Unknown Deutsche Methode punch mark
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 130
Unknown Apparent Second Sight freely chosen cards are located behind back, secret punching of selections through handkerchief
Related to New Era Card Tricks 76
Unknown The Card Marker device to secretly punch cards, two apparatus
New Era Card Tricks 77
A. J. Ein neuer Kartenstecher punch device at shirt button
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 4) 52
A. J. Kartenzauber corner of a card torn off, it restores visually, two selections shuffled back, one of the selections appears in a glass container, punch with paper weight that is sitting on card at one point
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 5) 67
Unknown Nail Bump Card
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 25
Unknown The Nail or Pin Marking Principle
Mental Magic with Cards 13
Unknown Thought Card Discovered pin marking through handkerchief
Mental Magic with Cards 13
Unknown A Test Discovery nail punch, naming position of selection
Mental Magic with Cards 13
Unknown Phenominal Thought Cards selection is found by sense of touch blindfolded, punch marked key card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
Arthur H. Buckley Indetecto divining chosen number and card, impromptu punched card with finger nail
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
Unknown Nail Bump Card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 85
David Devant Thought Card Discovered punching selection secretly
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 306
Unknown It's Up to You impromptu punching some key cards
Variations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 308
Unknown "It's Up to You" using nail pricking
Greater Magic 64
Unknown Impromptu Markind of Cards - The Tooth Pick Method
Greater Magic 479
Unknown Thumb Tack Marker Impromptu Markind of Cards
Greater Magic 479
Oscar Weigle The Challenge Blindfold Card Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here Do That Again! 43
Unknown Thumb Nail Card Marker for scratch or punch
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 84
Jack Vosburgh Ten and One ten and one put on table, spectator puts two coins on top, coincidence, nail punch
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 721
Unknown Nail Punch
How Gamblers Win 9
Eddie Joseph The "Nick" Location punch-like nick made in key card, deck in hand or on table with pointing motivation
Related to Greater Card Tricks 16
Edward Marlo The Punch Deal bridge deal application
Marlo In Spades 18
Edward Marlo Marlo's Miracle Prediction deck shuffled, number named by spectator, card predicted, punch deal
Related toVariations Marlo In Spades 19
Edward Marlo Poker Prediction outcome after shuffled deck predicted, punch deal
Marlo In Spades 20
Edward Marlo The Perfect Stack without adjustment, three aces are dealt to a player for two to eight players, punch deal
Marlo In Spades 21
Edward Marlo The Three Packets performer announces how many aces & kings are in a certain pile, punch deal
Marlo In Spades 22
Edward Marlo The Blind Fold Stack punched cards as safety measure
Variations Marlo In Spades 23
Edward Marlo Super Reading apparently magician can read marks extremely fast, punch deal
Marlo In Spades 24
Edward Marlo Putting in the Work putting punch work in cards
Marlo In Spades 25
Edward Marlo For Cheaters Only punch deal
Marlo In Spades 26
Syl Reilly The G. Man Card Trick card located in packet and clock layout with tactile key card
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 9
George Blake Under More! Table several methods for finding a card selected under a table
Related to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 698
Oscar Weigle Challenge Blindfold Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here Top Secrets of Magic 13
Tony Corinda (3) Marked Playing Cards
Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 45
Edward Marlo Marlo Key Card two corner shorts, punch, crimp, edge mark, see page 156 for additional observations
Related to Advanced Fingertip Control 69
North Bigbee Hind Sight
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 75) 372
Frederick Braue The Punch Deal
Related to Fred Braue on False Deals 27
Edward Marlo The Marlo Punch Deal putting in the work, feeling and dealing
Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 1
Edward Marlo Aces and Kings or Jacks and Queens - The Multiple Combination punch deal, ginving spectators choice up to 4 sets, punch in different positions
Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 6
Edward Marlo The Punch Cut cut to a full house, punched cards as crimped cards
Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 9
Edward Marlo One Way Combination Deal dealing full house, three pairs to choose from, punch, edgemark, one way
Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 11
Bob Nelson Nelson's Punched Cards invisible from the face
Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 13
Karl Fulves Nail Punch Location one or more cards, punched with fingers in different places
After Jordan 2
Unknown Salt Punch pressing card on salt grain on table
After Jordan 3
Edward Marlo Further Adventures of Punch dealing almost any Full House called for, all cards punched, method how to punch
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 1
Edward Marlo Combination One-Way Punch and Scratch both punch and scratch indicate one-way feature, full house deal
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 14
Dai Vernon, Unknown Vagrant's Challenge Location punching a card through clothing with pin in wallet
Related to Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 292
Stephen Tucker The Brail Deck Marking system by making indentations (similar to punching cards)
The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 50
Stephen Minch Preparation punch locator, all black cards
Eyeless in Gaza 4
Stephen Minch Think Stop No. 1, card selected, performer deals face-up through cards, stops at selection, performer genuinely blindfolded
Eyeless in Gaza 9
Stephen Minch Dealing Location No. 2, card selected, performer deals through face-down card and stops at selection, performer genuinely blindfolded
Eyeless in Gaza 11
Stephen Minch Double Location No. 3, five black and five red cards removed by spectators, two cards exchanged, performer finds them, performer genuinely blindfolded
Eyeless in Gaza 12
Stephen Minch Blind Out of this World No. 7, with two spectators simultaneously and shuffled deck, one color punched, performer genuinely blindfolded, see also page 24
Eyeless in Gaza 17
Stephen Minch Color Separation No. 8, performer separates colors by touch, punch, performer genuinely blindfolded
Eyeless in Gaza 21
Unknown Still Another punch with needle
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 8
Unknown The Floating Key "This is a control which without question is the best of all methods of controlling a chosen card.", key card which is both narrow and short and punched
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 21
Frederick Braue 4 Ace Gambler Routine (1960)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 15
Dan MacMillan Punch Me Again glue, with (obvious) "Marlo Suggestion"
Riffling the Pasteboards 67
Dai Vernon Punched in the Face peeked at card instantly named, punch marked deck
The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 158
Dai Vernon, Unknown The Wallet Punch
Related to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 10
Edward Marlo Four for the Road three further methods for "Simon Eyes", faro
Inspired byRelated to The Olram File (Issue 8) 14
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 5 thumb tack at tip of thumb tip to mark cards or paper
  • bill pierced behind back at certain position
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 48
Unknown Blindfold Card Reading some cards are chosen from one half and shuffled in other half, found by blindfolded magician, pegged/punched card
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 137
Doug Canning UNCANNY deck in pocket and one card after the other is removed, spectator mentally spells his card and last letter matches selection
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 132
Roger Crosthwaite Punch Stack
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 232
Ellis Stanyon The Thumbnail-Embossed Mark No. 5, impromptu punch mark
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 3
Ellis Stanyon Marking the Card with a Pin No. 22, card punched with hidden pin through handkerchief on table, later found in deck
Variations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 13
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note hiding punching needle at bottom of card case
Inspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 14
Ellis Stanyon Revealing a Card by Its Weight No. 23, actually by punch mark
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 28
Neal Elias Marking Cards tactile marks with razor blade at edge of card, key card or fully marked, marking stack number instead of value
Gambling Notes 4
Darwin Ortiz Rum Punch punch deal, dealing royal flush
Related to Jiggery Pokery 15
Andrew Wimhurst Rum Punch #2 chosen cards are dealt in poker hand, fair handling due to punch deal
Jiggery Pokery 16
Andrew Wimhurst Rum Punch #3 chosen cards are dealt in poker hand, fair handling due to punch deal and tactile one-way deck
Jiggery Pokery 16
Andrew Wimhurst Mister Blister dealing two full houses from shuffled deck, punch deal
Jiggery Pokery 14
Darwin Ortiz Raw Deal punch deal, dealing royal flush
Scams & Fantasies with Cards 44
Al Baker Stop Trick tactile key card
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 740
Karl Fulves Punchlines impromptu punch marks, or using a pin
Related to Off The Books (Issue 3) 32
Karl Fulves Court Case memory demonstration with the twelve court cards, card located that is moved from pile to pile, tactile markings
  • System Two
  • System Three
  • Face Value (selections reversed in court card packet, found by touch)
Related to Off The Books (Issue 3) 35
Karl Fulves 3-Coin Monte three cards and three coins, spectator moves cards around, performer places coins on cards which he thinks match the value of the coins via instructions
Inspired by Off The Books (Issue 4) 59
Karl Fulves Note on the location of edge marks on the card, gambler's ploy of punching with a diamond ring turned to the inside, altered glue in high cards
Off The Books (Issue 6) 112
Doug Canning Midnight Speller counting and spelling, to find selection
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 168
Jack Avis A Dotty Location location with four distributed marked key cards
Rara Avis 48
Michael Powers Punch Intro on punched cards and the punch deal, credit information
  • Punching Cards
  • Non-Punched Method
Power Plays 92
Michael Powers PM Plus two spectators cut to cards and replace the cuts, performer deals through cards and finds selections without seeing faces
  • Naming the First Selection
  • Naming the Second Selection
  • Non-Memorized Deck Procedure
  • Non-Stacked Methods
Inspired by
  • "The PM Principle" (Michael Powers, 1990 booklet)
Power Plays 94
Michael Powers Punch Drunk any card pocketed by spectator under fair conditions, performer deals through deck and says he'll stop at mate, cell phone rings and person at other end names selection, 50% Punched Deck (every other card)
  • Cell Phone Finish
  • Alternate Finish (1)
  • Alternate Finish (2)
  • Alternate Finish (3)
Related to Power Plays 98
Michael Powers Punch for Two two fair selections found, 50% Punched Deck
Inspired by Power Plays 103
Dai Vernon Name a card Magician can name cards behind the back, punched
Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 56
Derek DelGaudio High Five! five people remember the highest card in a poker hand, they're punch dealt in one hand
  • Self-Working Version
Derek DelGaudio 9
Woody Aragon The Psychic Deck spectator-shuffled deck answers questions about thought of person
Inspired by
  • "Color Sense" (Norman Gilbreath)
Related to
  • "Answering Computer" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica, 2004)
A Book in English 241
John Born An Instinct for Cards Revisited Impossible card location, card is selected, lost, deck is shuffled, magician can still find card, includes method with memorized deck, edge marks and punch
Inspired by Seeking the Bridge 57
John Born Lucky Penny Card freely selected and lost. Magician deals and stops at the selection, then reveals prediction of the selected card in envelope
Seeking the Bridge 84
Daniel Madison Sharp Punch Using a Sharpie pen cap as a card punch
Placebo 35
Friedrich Roitzsch Sucker Punch two good hands after a spectator's shuffle, gilbreath & punch deal
Inspired by FFFF Lecture Notes 2015 5
Ricky Smith On the Punch Deal
Nothing as it Seems 22
Ricky Smith On the Punch Deal
Threeve 15
Ricky Smith Am Impractical Punch For Aggressive Gentlemen - Introduction reprint of booklet
Threeve 52
Ricky Smith A Brief History punch (deal) history
Threeve 54
Ricky Smith My Experiences
Threeve 56
Ricky Smith Putting in the Work
Threeve 58
Ricky Smith Utilizing the Work
Threeve 61
Ricky Smith Some Applications on using the punch as key card and for various poker deals, punch as pure marking system
Threeve 63
Ricky Smith Recommended Reading punch deal bibliography
Threeve 68
Tom Gagnon Punched in the Dark Royal Flush located under handkerchief on table
Inspired by Gagnon Unfiltered 25
Ryan Plunkett Any Card At Our Numbers deck given to spectator, another deck wash-shuffled on table, spectator and performer think of a number each and count down in both decks, the cards match
Inspired by Distilled 3
Ryan Plunkett Breather Crimp
  • Applying the Crimp
  • Punching the Crimp
  • Edge-Marking the Crimp
Distilled 103
Steve Forte Touch Work - punch
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 496
Steve Forte Rain Man memorizing the whole deck as pseudo demo, one real shuffle, interlocking chain principle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1024