921 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To Distinguish the Court Cards by Touch preparing by "bending" edges slightly upwards with knife
1876 Modern Magic 69
Unknown Biseauté or Tapering Cards red-black application
1889 Tricks with Cards 39
Unknown Durch einen Griff die schwarzen Karten von den roten zu trennen No. 31, deck shown shuffled, colors separated with one cutting action
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Rouge et noir No. 19, bridge crimp to tell whether a card is red or black
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 24
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
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 110
Unknown Das präparierte Kartenspiel "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
making a stripper deck, applications: finding selections, Aces or separating reds and blacks
Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
Unknown Das Kartensortieren performer sorts the shuffled into number and court cards without looking at the faces, using the principle that picture cards have more ink on them that (in those days) clings to the card underneath, impromptu rough-smooth
Nov. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5) 65
Jack Merlin Another Red and Black Effect a red card and a black card are selected, after the shuffle the deck is separated and in one hand are all red cards and the black selection and in the other hand vice versa
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Jack Merlin A Routine of Sleights at the Card Table
  • cards in spectator's pocket, card fished out very fast
  • second and bottom dealing expose
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 2
Unknown The Red and the Black colors shown separated, deck shuffled, still separated
1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 60
Theodore Annemann Red or Black?
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 14
Unknown To Separate the Red Cards from the Black basic stripper deck application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 263
Charles T. Jordan Positions Unknown named cards are produced and deck separated into colors, stacked stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 273
Theodore Annemann Red or Black one-way backs
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 161
Jack Vosburgh "Fifth Column" political story presentation
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 675
Walter B. Gibson Like Seeks Like 3&3, precursor to Oil & Water using glide
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 569
Nate Leipzig From the Pen of Leipzig two shuffled decks are covered with handkerchiefs, performer removes a card with each hand, they match
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 7) 1
Bob Hummer The Magic Separation face-up and face-down cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other, see Collected Secrets for variations
VariationsAlso published here 1940 Half-A-Dozen Hummers 3
Edward Marlo, Jean Hugard Do As I Do - U Can't Unless I Want U 2 eight cards for performer and spectator, basically oil&water effect, two methods, Hugard's and Marlo's
1941 Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 37
Edward Marlo Sense of Touch crimp
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 78) 317
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 203
Arthur H. Buckley The Four Bandits Expermient No. 43 - jacks are produced, inserted in middle and come to top, deck is separated in reds and blacks
1946 Card Control 213
Warren Wiersbe, Bob Hummer Double Separation packet shuffled face-up face-down, then statement over condition made and colors separated
Inspired by 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 11
Roger Barkann Follow the Leaders routine with red/black effects
  • prediction of red / black relationship (Phoenix No. 1)
  • Out of this World (not explained)
  • Follow the Leader (not explained)
  • Slop Shuffle Color Separation
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 409
Bob Hummer Hummer's 18 Card Mystery spectator takes eighteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and divines the amount of reversed cards, see Collected Secrets for links to variations
Also published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 1
Bob Hummer Hummer's Swindle spectator takes sixteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile behind his back, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and without looking reverses all cards back in order
Also published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 2
Bob Hummer The Lonely Card CATO routine, cards turned face up, performer takes packet behind back and reverses all cards except selection
VariationsAlso published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 2
Arthur H. Buckley Dealing from the Bottom mentioning the idea to deal bottoms to all players except oneself and performing OOTW with bottom deals
Related toVariations 1946 Card Control 105
Jack Potter 3 Jacks Every Time three jacks are laid alternated with indifferent cards and come to the top, as a prelude to "3 Jack & a Pat" by Weisbecker
Related toAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 503
J. B. Bobo "Out of this World" Followup - Effect Number 2 decks with colors separated is mixed, yet the colors stay separated
1947 Watch This One! 55
Paul LePaul Color Segregation
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 169
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle original six-card version
Related to 1949 Controlled Miracles 21
U. F. Grant Grant's Follow the Leader ten red and ten black cards mixed together, separate again, a bit unclear with dealing
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 10
Edward Marlo Marlo's Janus some red and ten cards are mixed, spectator deals them on face-up cards on table, all color match, double facers, see also p. 837
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 206) 822
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards No. 18, Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 38
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme No. 47, Cards mixed face up/down, spectator separates face up/down, as well as red/black
VariationsAlso published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 83
George Schindler Sealed Penetration deck is sealed and put in spectator's pocket, performer fishes card out very fast
Related to 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 237) 949
Toni Koynini Can't See! "A Complete Act"
performer genuinely blindfolded, performer feels various qualities of cards
  • Picture Sense (all court cards sorted out during deal-through)
  • Now the Suits
  • Aces High
  • Reds and Blacks
  • Any Card! (any number card named, performer locates it while dealing through packet)
  • Out of this World (no longer blindfolded)
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 12
Bill Simon Call to the Colors
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 Effective Card Magic 79
Gustave Bollag Further Out of this World with rainbow deck
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 257) 1029
Edward Marlo Janus some red and ten cards are mixed, spectator deals them on face-up cards on table, all color match, double facers
1953 The Cardician 17
Dr. Jacob Daley Rouge et Noir five red cards and five black cards are shuffled, spectator separates the cards by color
Variations 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 287) 1146
William Zavis Footnotes on Rouge et Noir different card switches
Inspired byRelated to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1172
Edward Marlo Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cards
VariationsAlso published here 1953 The Cardician 111
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4&4
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1170
Edward Marlo Sense of Touch crimp
1953 The Cardician 4
William Zavis More Footnotes on: Rouge et Noir with two royal flushes
Inspired byRelated to 1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 299) 1196
Bob Hummer Matching the Colors Deck shuffled face up and face down, magician can separate into two piles containing the same number of face up cards. Alternative is to shuffle red and black cards.
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 17
Bob Hummer, Oscar Weigle Hummer's Reversal Mystery CATO trick, magician can name correctly number of face up cards after cut and turn over procedure. Oscar Weigle variation: colors are also separated
Variations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 17
Edward Marlo 76-76-67-67 no selection, using faro shuffle, with variation that ends in red-black separated deck
Related toVariations 1958 Faro Notes 29
William P. Miesel Another Impromptu Out of this World doing Miraskill for separating red and black cards
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 7
Dai Vernon Colour Separation four red and black cards are separated behind the back, crimp
1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 14
Walter Rollins The Time Machine time machine themed routine
  • small deck changes into large one (Micro Macro)
  • red and blacks separate
  • burnt matches
  • torn and restored bills
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 37
Dai Vernon Oil and Water 4&4, extra cards
Related toVariations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 20
Dai Vernon Wedge Break Displacement
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 22
Cliff Green General Delivery - Cards to the Pockets six cards, red black alternating, vanish and reappear color-separated from two different pockets
Variations 1961 Professional Card Magic 134
Edward Marlo Note 5. Out Of This World? reds and blacks faro shuffled, deck not completely squared, either red or black can be dealt, "Jog Deal"
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 76
Bill Hendricks Red and Black shuffling red and black packets and then two faro shuffles
Inspired by 1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 70
Harry Lorayne Out of this Universe some red and black sorting comes out despite real shuffles, not really OOTW effect
Related toVariations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 80
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 18
Edward Marlo Color Eliminator color reflects on back of other card or nail polish on fingertip
Related to 1962 Estimation 35
Bill Edwards Out of this World II partial rough-smooth
Also published here
  • Abracadabra No. 698, p. 344, 1959
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 26
Edward Marlo Follow Up red black separation of deck
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects) 4
Dr. James Hoy O.O.T.W. Climax with two selections in opposite colored packets
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 393) 400
U. F. Grant, Harry Lorayne Impromptu Out of this World no credit
1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 26
Paul Curry Chapter Thirteen: The Mind Reels Henry Green performing Out of this World for Winston Churchill
1965 Magician's Magic 237
Paul Curry Out of this World
1965 Magician's Magic 239
Karl Fulves The Red Queen's Move spectator guesses red or black, red-black pairs formed on table, see also p. 864 for credit information
Related to June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 42
Dai Vernon Black and Red Puzzle Small packet version (false dealing)
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 37
Roy Walton Color - Sense eight indicator cards distributed on table, deck shuffled in four packets, then distributed on top of those eight cards, the piles match the indicator card in color
Related to
  • correction on p. 86
Feb. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 84
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Related to
  • p. 116 for comment by Fred G. Taylor, Fulves and backdating to 1958
  • "You Did It" (T.S. Ransom, Ibidem #16, p. 11)
  • Follow Me (Karl Fulves, 1997)
Also published here
May 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 99
Eddie Taytelbaum Oil and Water 2&2
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 292
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4 odd-backed, red-backed faces change to black as finale
Related to Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 140
Harry Lorayne Faro Blockbuster 3&3, as climax the cards are reversed in deck, some faro shuffles, then deck is separated in red and blacks
1967 Deck-Sterity 92
Herb Zarrow Oil and Water Phase 3&3
1967 Deck-Sterity 95
Harry Lorayne Out of this World Memory presentation for OOTW as memory stunt
1967 Deck-Sterity 55
Fred Becker Out of this World Variant really shuffled
July 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 110
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Roten und die Schwarzen red and black separation by touch, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 5
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 171
Paul Swinford Opus Thirteen Gilbreath Principle & Faro Shuffle, new deck order
1968 Faro Fantasy 37
Robert Page All But One CATO red black separation routine, p. 241 for further reference
Related to Aug. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 197
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge red-black separation after riffle shuffle with location combo, gilbreath
1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cards
Related to 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 21
Ben Christopher Status Quo reds and blacks separated, they stay separated despite shuffling, then done with small packet (4 & 4)
Related to Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 248
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With
  • performer finds red card in black packet behind back
  • circled number on paper is divined behind back
  • set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
Related toVariations Nov. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 291
Roy Walton Oil and Queens transformation kicker
Variations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 15
Ernest Heldman Out of this World Clean-up
1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 27
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly, see p. 289 for reference, p. 292 for comments by George McLean & George Blake
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 257
Aldini, Ronald Haines Color Affinity Out of this World
1969 Roughingly Yours 13
John Hamilton Instant Oil 4&4 (based on a Marlo 3&3 handling from Ibidem)
1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 64
Edward Marlo Dealing in Oil and Water 4&4, Benzais' Cop, dated 1962
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 140
Jack Posetary No Mirror reading colors of cards, whet thumbnail as shiner, see also p. 411
Related to Dec. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 389
Karl Fulves Small World stripper deck
1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement) 87
Larry Jennings Even Money pairs of cards given to spectator, he finds it impossible to guess color of any card, see also p. 420 for comment by Trevor Dawson
Inspired by July 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 347
Roy Walton Divided We Stand kind of small-packet OOTW
Inspired byRelated to 1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 61
Roy Walton Friendly Persuasion separating in suits, unusual procedure
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 125
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cards
Related to 1971 More Faro Fantasy 16
Ron Ferris Dynamite with red black separation climax
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 23
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 July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
Karl Fulves Someone Like You eight-card packet, spectator tries red-black separation, the score of hits and misses is looked up in an index of possible scores, on the correct score the spectator is described in detail
Related to Mar. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 407
Peter Kane Red Oil - Blue Water 4&4, mixing climax
1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 2
Lin Searles M/Separation 4&4, using the Monge Shuffle
1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 89
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens
Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 450
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again
Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 452
Karl Fulves Technicolor Thought
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers 12
Karl Fulves Technicolor Thought divided deck location, then set-up for "No Mirror"
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 16
Karl Fulves Technicolor Shuffle cutting to red cards, secret strip out condition
1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 19
Fred G. Taylor Sleeper spectator notes bottom card and pockets it along with next nine cards of same color, then performer finds cards of opposite color
May 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 7) 419
Roy Johnson Un-Worldly
1971 Second Time Around 35
Harry Lorayne The Fantastic Deal Jog red/black separation except named quartet (aka "The Great Divide")
Related toVariations 1972 The Great Divide 1
Roy Walton An Illogical Conclusion four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually
1972 Tale Twisters 5
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half
June 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 528
Roy Walton Coincidence in Colour
Variations 1972 Tale Twisters 3
Karl Fulves Unmix 2&2
1972 Mexican Monte 12
Karl Fulves Maximum Leader 2&2 oil water, twisting, then all backs change to various colors
1972 Mexican Monte 18
Don Reavis A Red & Black Separation
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 139
Edward Marlo Rouge et Noir four red, four blacks
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 85
Martin Gardner Color Thot spectator pushes out twenty-six cards from tabled spread
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 488
Brother John Hamman Suit Yourself even suits match
Inspired byVariations Summer 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 540
Roy Walton Isolator card selected, cards dealt in two piles by spectator, colors separated except selection, faro
Variations 1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 175
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Gene Finnell Strictly to Enhance Your Imagination Aces lost and found, then two selections found and deck separated into reds and blacks, faro
Related to 1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 36
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and four blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separate
Variations 1973 Notes From Underground 7
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 2
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 10
Gene Finnell Magnetic Colors Variation starting on bottom of page
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 66
Marvin Johnson Logical Odd Event two selections found and red-black separation
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 77
Karl Fulves Random Notes (2) miniature Oil & Water
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 108
Karl Fulves Oil & Water 5&5, cards alternate at climax
Related to 1973 Notes From Underground 3
Edward Marlo "For Faro Shuffler Only" deck is separated in reds and blacks, a faro is shuffled, colors still separated
1973 Marlo's Objectives 23
Karl Fulves Camouflage all cards black as kicker, see also p. 57
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 98
Karl Fulves Four Gone 4&4, oil and water type routine, unequal transpo kicker
Variations 1973 Notes From Underground 53
Unknown Oops Again reversing the centre card to eliminate counting
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 109
Martin Gardner Color Thot
Inspired byAlso published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 81
Cicardi Emotions using cards with the words 'quick' and 'dead'
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 91) 452
Roy Walton Choosy Choice spectator guesses suits correctly
Inspired by 1973 Card Script 28
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
Also published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 90
Walt Lees Cull-A-Separation a red card and a black card are reversed in the deck and attract the other cards of the same color
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 46
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #7 cards openly separated into suits, then shuffled together fairly with riffle shuffle, yet red-black colors remain separated
Also published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 790
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
Oct. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 816
Karl Fulves Color Blind no-palm handling of Criss Cross, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for comment
Inspired by Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 822
Paul Curry The Problem Of Card 13 spectator selects twelve cards from the the deck, which are all the same suit as a card previously removed, see also Hofzinser's first problem "Choice of Color" (Magic Christian: "Non Plus Ultra - Hofzinsers Kartenkünste Band 2" p. 317)
1974 Paul Curry Presents 1
Edward Marlo Return to Colors red black separated deck is mixed a bit and still separated
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 142
Edward Marlo, Brother John Hamman Double Surprise version of Hamman's "Mumble Jumble", partial rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 42
Paul Curry The World Revisted some credit information and the classic routine
1974 Paul Curry Presents 91
Paul Curry Best Of Possible Worlds
1974 Paul Curry Presents 94
Paul Curry Mindmaster spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they are mixed or have the same color
1974 Paul Curry Presents 100
Paul Curry Odds And Evens spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they have an odd or even total
1974 Paul Curry Presents 106
Fred Robinson Spectator Magician Plus
Related toAlso published here 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3) 33
Karl Fulves Retrospective column about hard to find tricks, comments on OOTW
Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 724
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Lose or Win Proposition sixteen cards, pair arrangement
Inspired by 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 92
Edward Marlo The Gaffed Proposition sixteen cards
Inspired by 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 96
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Favorite Routine and Procedure sixteen cards
Inspired by 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 97
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme with face-up/face-down mix of twenty cards behind spectator's back
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 724
Karl Fulves Addenda handling variation
Inspired by Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 725
Martin Gardner, Clayton Rawson Further Ideas
Inspired by Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 726
Ronald B. Edwards Even Money World
Inspired by June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 745
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 214
Paul Curry Never in a Lifetime two shuffled halves, magician does the same as spectator, both separate cards into red and black
Also published here 1975 Never in a Lifetime 1
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phases
Also published here 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 96
Karl Fulves Strike/Oil 4&4, unconventional
Related to 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 229
Karl Fulves Red/Black Mystery 4&4 alternated, separated in four and four, a fifth card added to each group makes whole group red and black
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 10
Karl Fulves The Basic Color Upset 4&4
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 98
Karl Fulves Calculated Colors 3&3 or 4&4, weird mixing procedure, "mathematical oil & water"
Variations 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 208
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase One four Jacks alternate, joker placed in middle, colors separate
1975 Kannibal Kards 1
Karl Fulves Other Suggestions (A) 2&2 oil and water
(B), (C) & (D) suggestions for cannibal themed tricks
1975 Kannibal Kards 7
Edward Marlo Color Sense seeing with fingertips, red / black, shuffled deck in case, reflection on card case
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 121) 602
Francis Carlyle Out of this World Tips and Bits of Business
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 74
Roy Walton Earthbound with ten cards
Variations 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 103
Al Stevenson, Stewart Judah Stripper Deck Location Color separation with two selections
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 30
Jerry Andrus The Psychiatric Shift separating four face up cards from for face down cards
1976 Andrus Card Control 37
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to 1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 15
Unknown The Red and the Blacks separating red and black cards
1976 The Big Book of Magic 94
Nick Trost Kings and Queens Royale
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Jon Racherbaumer Technicolor Oil & Water with general comments on the plot
1976 Lecture Notes 1 18
Edward Marlo Dissertation on Oil and Water credit information
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 143
Ken Beale Apartheid II 3&3
Related to
  • "Apartheid" (Ibidem)
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 291
Karl Fulves Snapblack 2&2, first oil&water phase, then twisting phase, then all become black
Related to 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 306
Karl Fulves Oil & Water
  • Tri It (3&3 separation)
  • X3 (3&3 mixing phase)
  • The Primaries (4&4 mixing phase)
Related to 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 311
Jon Racherbaumer Oil & Water credit information
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 45
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climax
Related to 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 46
Jon Racherbaumer The Veeser Phase 4&4
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 48
Edward Marlo Early Oil & Water 5&5, then more cards
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 49
Gene Castillon, Jon Racherbaumer The Floating Phase 4&4
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 55
Jon Racherbaumer Obiter Dictum comments on Oil & Water and Hofzinser connection "The Magic Separation"
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 56
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases
Also published here 1976 Classic Tackler 12
Edward Marlo Oil and Water plus Climaxes 4&4, routine with all black climax
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 148
David Solomon "Conditioned Oil and Water" 4&4
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 158
Edward Marlo "Further Dissertation on Oil and Water" more on crediting and history, with letters to George Sands, Bruce Elliott
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 160
Edward Marlo 3rd Phase (Oil and Water) 4&4
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 165
Edward Marlo, David Solomon "Oil and Water" 4&4, three phases
Inspired by
  • "Wild Root" (Ibidem)
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 166
Shigeo Futagawa Japanese Ace Trick Oil and Water effect with two red Aces and two black Aces
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 22
Nick Trost Three Jacks - Three Aces Separation type of effect
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 5
Edward Marlo "Cutesey Climax"
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 156
Roy Walton Denary Deceit packet out of this world with the help of a ten
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 309
David Carré The Card Expert multiphase routine, fullstack
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6) 366
Edward Marlo Bluff Call to Colors "Group Count"
Variations 1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 226
Edward Marlo Miracle Call to Colors
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 229
Martin A. Nash Colors On The March see p. 449 for additional crediting
Also published here 1977 Any Second Now 275
Karl Fulves Quinary Colors five reds and five blacks are shuffled, one color penetrates table
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 214
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 254
Gene Maze Manhattan Transfer 3&3, two phases
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 342
Bob Farmer, Bert Allerton, Jerry Mentzer Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul a red and a black jumbo card are cut into four pieces, the pieces change places, oil and water, missing part of the description is published in "Jazz Pieces"
Related to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2) 476
Juan Tamariz The Oil and Water of Tamarix 4&4, two phases
Variations 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 484
Philip T. Goldstein Deca Oil & Water 5x5
1977 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Mixtant colors mix 4&4
Also published here 1977 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Up & Down Mixtant 4&4 cards mix face up and face down
Also published here 1977 Scattershot 10
Dai Vernon Vernon's Oil & Water 4&4, five phases
Related to 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1029
Ng Bo "The Great Wong" Oen Slow Motion Oil & Water 3&3, one extra
1977 Innovative Magic No. 1 7
Paul Curry, John Scarne Scarne's Psychic Experiment
1977 Special Effects 71
Paul Curry The Charm Of Luck a talisman influences the outcome
1977 Special Effects 74
Unknown Out of this World Variation small packet
1977 Card Cavalcade Four 99
Brother John Hamman 2 Shuffles Harry red black kicker
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 85
Jon Racherbaumer Push-thru Failure Triumphs
1978 Arch Triumphs 29
Father Cyprian The Spectrum Effect two card prediction from half the deck, all other cards red
Inspired by
  • "Colorincidentally" (Tony Chaudhuri, "Bedazzled!", 1977, p. 31)
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 3) 1085
Stewart Judah Rot-Schwarz-Stripper-Kartenfinden Color separation with two selections
Also published here 1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 105
Frederick Braue The Braue Handlings twelve cards, seconds and bottoms
  • Six and Six alternating
  • Alternating to Pairs
  • Alternating to Triplets
  • Pairs to Alternating
  • Pairs to Triplets
  • Triplets ot Alternating
  • Triplets to Pairs
  • Alternating to Six Red, Six Black
1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 16
Frederick Braue A Routine
1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 18
Gus Southall The Gus Southall Routine from a letter, 1961-01-10
optional stripper deck finale
1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 20
Erhard Liebenow Open Color Separation red card shuffled into black cards and eventually separate again
1978 Liebenow On Cards 18
Hannes Höller Trennen von Karten separating cards in a Stripper Deck
A. Trennen hinter dem Rücken
B. Kartentrennen am Tisch
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 43
Unknown Farbentrennen Rot-Schwarz performer separates red and black cards behind back
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 68
Stephen Tucker Sealed Future five red and five black cards are dealt by spectator into pairs, ESP presentation, color separation
1978 Close Up Sorcercy 12
Allan Ackerman Streamlined Oil and Water 3&3, full deck finish
1978 Here's My Card 77
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces missing part of text and illustrations
Inspired by 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 512
Danny Dew Oil and Water 4&4, extra card
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 150
Karl Fulves ColorSlip 2&2 with Joker im middle, "This is an odd variation of the color-separation effect."
1978 Transpo Trix 27
Karl Fulves Transit Notes 5&5
Related to 1978 Transpo Trix 58
Dai Vernon Instant Oil & Water 4&4, extra card
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1175
Jerry K. Hartman Fixit Mixer Oil and Water
Related to 1978 Loose Ends 69
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phases
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 2 65
Ted Karmilovich Red & Black performer separates red and black cards
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 221) 1102
Steven Kuske OOTW
Related to 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 6) 526
Paul Curry Paul Curry Writes on Out Of This World and as a response to reference
Inspired by 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 582
Edward Marlo Im Unterbewusstsein spectator deals two piles and in each separates the black and the red cards
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 69
Jerry K. Hartman Tintuition Spectator correctly separates reds and blacks for five randomly selected cards
1978 Loose Ends 48
Philip T. Goldstein Earth-Ward! ten cards, seated
Inspired byVariations 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 203) 1011
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Triple Triumph red black kicker and four king production
Related to June 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 207
Roy Walton Magic 10 twenty-card packet separated by color with a Ten spot card
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1274
Philip T. Goldstein Day for Night Daley's Rouge et Noir with ESP cards
Inspired by 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 236) 1179
Edward Marlo Psi Color deck is shuffled and spectator can guess if top card is red or black, he is always right
Related to 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 243) 1211
Edward Marlo Technicolor Oil and Water 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 132
David Solomon 10 Card Oil Water Telecolor 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 143
Edward Marlo Second Technicolor Oil and Water 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 146
Jeff Busby Disguised Water 4&4, color changing back kicker for one color
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 13
David Solomon 8 Card Oil and Water 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 125
Edward Marlo Pure Oil and Water 4&4
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 127
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4
  • The Premise
  • The Routine:
1. The Shah's Gambit
2. Second Chance
3. Unmisers
4. The Impossible Phase
Variations 1979 Four Color Problems 3
Karl Fulves Contact Colors 2&2, with card with cut-out section
1979 The Topological False Count 7
Stewart Judah Oil & Water "Retrospective"
3&3, extra card
Related toVariations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1239
Karl Fulves Push Push 3&3, based on 6-as-6 false count
Related to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1267
Karl Fulves Drift 4&4, way to displace color so spectator can mix cards
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1299
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4, addition to referenced trick
Inspired by 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 34) 131
David Britland Quick Slick several phases, 4&4
Inspired by
  • Karl Fulves' "Oil and Water" in "The Linking Ring" Vol. 53, Nr. 8. 1973, P. 74.
Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 56
Howard A. Adams ESP Oil Water with cards face up and face down
1979 OICUFESP (Issue 2 - ten MORE brand new esp card miracles) 6
Karl Fulves 5-4 spectator turns cards over from a packet of 18 cards, behind back performer splits packet and knows relation of face-down and face-up cards in each half
Related toAlso published here Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 61
Karl Fulves All Blacks when some reds and blacks are mixed together, the cards will always become black, multiple phases
Related to 1979 Four Color Problems 19
Philip T. Goldstein Mixed Triplets 3&3, three phases, in the end all cards are black
1979 Goldstein's Gallery 12
Karl Fulves Black Out 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, see p. 1301 for comment
Related toVariations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1277
Karl Fulves Even-Money Proposition No. 57, spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 94
Karl Fulves Rouge et Noir small packet approaches
  • New Noir
  • Rouge I
  • Rouge II
  • Cheaters
1979 Four Color Problems 11
Barry Wiley Earth-Ward III out of this world type, with business cards
Inspired byRelated to 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 226) 1127
Martin A. Nash Colors on the March
Also published here 1980 Colors on the March 8
Uriah Fuller Psi-Con performer separates reds and black cards from a shuffled deck
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 262) 1308
Karl Fulves Red Less Black spectator separates colors from back, number of errors are called, performer then names all cards
1980 Curioser 51
Paul Cummins Oiled and Watered 3&3
Oct. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 402
Steve Kuske Oil Colours spelled Kuskie
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 896
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 1980 Color Quik 3
Karl Fulves Quik Ending alternate procedure for "Six Quik"
Related to 1980 Color Quik 6
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4, four phases
Related to 1980 Color Quik 36
Frank Garcia Oil and Water kings and aces
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 62
Gene Maze Oil and Water 3&3, four phases
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 30
Karl Fulves Principle Prism 4&4, reds and blacks are mixed and they still alternate, weird effect, two phases
Inspired by 1980 Parallel Lines 13
Karl Fulves Part One introduction to "instant, visual color separations"
1980 Color Quik 2
Karl Fulves Color Quik 2&2, reds and blacks mixed in fan condition, when fan is turned over colors have unmixed, visual, multiple phases, selected card appears as finale and signature on it changes into mirror writing
1980 Color Quik 9
Karl Fulves Automatic Oil 4&4, three phases
1980 Color Quik 25
Karl Fulves Arm Twister 4&4
1980 Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Diagonal Switch 4&4, mixing process for Oil & Water
Related to 1980 Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Cornered Colors 4&4, based on previous "Diagonal Switch"
1980 Color Quik 28
Karl Fulves Red Riser some red and black cards mixed, reds rise to top one by one
Related to 1980 Color Quik 30
Karl Fulves Scribble 4&4, instant unmix, face-up and face-down
1980 Color Quik 33
Karl Fulves Interspace notes on "Ultra Mix" routine
Related to 1980 Color Quik 34
Karl Fulves Oil & Arabs 2&2, with transformations
Related to 1980 Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Zen And Water 4&4, spectator mixes cards, posed as problem
1980 Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Part Three on strength (or lack of) of oil and water plot and finales
1980 Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Mesmerism reds & blacks mixed, they cling to card box, then one color drops free
1980 Color Quik 45
Karl Fulves Gargoil oil & water combo with follow the leader, no method
1980 Interlocutor (Issue 41) 163
Arturo de Ascanio Öl und Wasser 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, multiple phases
1980