1,433 entries in Cards / Sleights / Controls / Single Card Controls
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To tell what Card a Person pitches on, without seeing the Card till you find it in the Pack cards shown one by one and stopped at selection, simple overhand shuffle control
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 65
Unknown Les faux mélanges Four "false shuffle" will be explained, starting with one by spreading from hand to hand in bunches à la Charlier shuffle to control just a single card
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 101
Unknown Charlier Pass as Control
1889 Tricks with Cards 9
Unknown with the aid of a wide card
  • Third Method
wide card as key card
1889 Tricks with Cards 69
Unknown Die Volte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
continuation of pass description with variation and application as control, time misdirection
Oct. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 145
Unknown A. Die Volte mit zwei Händen as a control
Sep. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Charlier Charlier Pass as a Control delayed with step
1897 New Era Card Tricks 15
Unknown The Bridge
1897 New Era Card Tricks 40
Unknown Deck Crimp Location
1897 New Era Card Tricks 72
Charlier Die Charlier'sche Volte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
charlier pass with fourth finger at end, as control (after first holding a break)
Related to Mar. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 3) 35
Charlier Single Handed Shift also for control
1902 The Expert at the Card Table 128
S. W. Erdnase The Blind Shuffle For Securing Selected Card with palm off for a spectator shuffle
1902 The Expert at the Card Table 141
T. Nelson Downs Third Method spectator peeks in his own hands, risky bridge, also with rubber banded deck
1909 The Art of Magic 150
T. Nelson Downs Fourth Method spectator peeks at a card in his own hands and it is found, estimation and stack, "the bungling and unobserving performer will meet his Waterloo in this experiment"
1909 The Art of Magic 152
T. Nelson Downs Spectator's Peek as done by Downs
1909 The Art of Magic 143
T. Nelson Downs Second Method deck crimp/bridge at peeked at card
1909 The Art of Magic 150
Unknown Novel Card Discovery - First Method cards counted during spreading during selection, replaced at known position, controlled via jog shuffle
1909 The Art of Magic 40
T. Nelson Downs Side Steal directly to top
1909 The Art of Magic 144
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Depth Illusion Precursor card slid under top card but apparently in center
1910 Kartenkünste 89
Charles T. Jordan Bewildero! spectator remembers card and position from face, then procedure heavy control/steal
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 19
Jack Merlin Side Palm while tapping the card in the center, transferring on top
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Jack Merlin Side Slide Palm and Flesh Frip side palm after a peek
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 5
Graham Adams The Peep and Riffle key card in center, selection controlled to top with an in-the-hands riffle shuffle
1931 Mr. S. W. Erdnase — "His Book" 15
Graham Adams The Slip Shuffle card from center brought to bottom in one overhand shuffle, see also photographs starting on p. 39
1931 Mr. S. W. Erdnase — "His Book" 16
Ralph W. Hull Optical Shuffle to front and back, as control of card to third position
Related to 1932 "Eye-Openers" 4
S. W. Erdnase, Victor Farelli The "Strip" Cut Shuffle Substitute
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 35
Unknown A General Utility "Location"
Related to 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 66
Unknown Disposal of Card Located various ways of controlling an injogged card
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 68
Unknown The "Mahatma" Substitutes Substitutes for the Pass, three versions
1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 32
Edward Bagshawe The Bagshawe Substitute
1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 33
Victor Farelli, Unknown The "Riffle" Substitutes riffle shuffle
  • Using a "Longitudinal Bridge"
  • Using the Veneri "Flesh" Break
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 34
Unknown The Hindu Shuffle as a Substitute for the Pass one or multiple card control
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 3
Unknown An Easy Substitute for the Pass starting like Charlier Pass, overhand shuffle
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 6
Ralph W. Hull The Optical Shuffle "A Perfect Substitute for the Pass"
back and front throws, also as card control
Related to 1933 More "Eye-Openers" 2
John Henry Anderson A Link with the Past
(The J.H. Anderson Slip)
side steal to bottom
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 63
Unknown Reversed Cards as Indicator No. 3 of "Substitutes for the Pass", secretly reversed card as key card, oops control
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 93
Unknown Simple Control spectator cuts to and remembers card, performer holds break
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 8
Unknown The Break and Overhand Shuffle No. 1 of "Substitutes for the Pass"
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 91
Unknown The Riffle Return No. 2 of "Substitutes for the Pass"
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 92
Unknown Control with Bridged Deck bottom of page
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
U. F. Grant U Bite oops control
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 168
Edward Victor The "Book" Return control, in the hands
1937 Magic of the Hands 9
Walter B. Gibson Surpasso selection is inserted in cased deck by spectator and divined, deck pressed together in case
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 32
Unknown A Smart Location card is inserted and hit through deck, control with riffle shuffle
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 23
Jean Hugard Oops Control Variation reversed key card that is accidentally discovered
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Unknown The Simple Pass overhand shuffle control, mahatma
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 381
Unknown A Good Location overhand shuffle control
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 383
Unknown Card Control with Pencil Dot Card one or multiple cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Unknown The Pick-up Location End Grip Transfer
1938 Greater Magic 34
Unknown Locating a Card After the Spectator's Cut
1938 Greater Magic 336
Unknown The Fan Location: By Means of the Regular Fan
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 27
Jean Hugard Locations
Related to 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 46
Unknown Jog and One Hand Fan
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 48
Unknown Fan Control spectator inserts card in fan
a/. (Automatic Jog Control)
b/. Riffle Control
Related toVariations 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 49
U. F. Grant Reversed Key Card The "Whoops!" Control
VariationsAlso published here 1938 Greater Magic 81
Walter B. Gibson Jog Control as top half is replaced
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 46
Unknown The Peek two methods
1938 Greater Magic 32
Sam Leo Horowitz Holding the Break After a Spectator Peeks at a Card
1938 Greater Magic 205
Unknown The Shuffle Location jog-shuffle
1938 Greater Magic 41
Unknown Substitutes for the Pass: I. Misdirection Mahatma Overhand Shuffle Control
1938 Greater Magic 186
Unknown The Hindu Shuffle genuine shuffle and as single/multiple card control
1938 Greater Magic 187
Unknown The Optical Shuffle back-and-forth false shuffle applied to card control
1938 Greater Magic 189
Unknown The Break and Shuffle overhand
1938 Greater Magic 189
Unknown The Riffle Location control to known position near top
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 14
Robert Parrish Friction Toss Control
1939 Do That Again! 40
Oscar Weigle Nu-Locato key card placement after peek
1939 Do That Again! 39
Orville Wayne Meyer Riffle Shuffle Control in the hands
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 11
Theodore Annemann, Unknown Light on the Hindu Shuffle control to top
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 398
Unknown b control of card picked from table, application for Curry Turn-Over Sleight
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 8
Unknown 17 - Fan jog. Control of card after inserting in fan
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 31
Charlie Miller The Danbury Deliver fingertip peek
1940 Expert Card Technique 307
Unknown The Card Through the Magazine bottom placement
1940 Expert Card Technique 302
Unknown The Charlier Pass - To Control a Card
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 46
Unknown The Drop Control subtle, card is put in deck which is dribbled in other hand
1940 Expert Card Technique 121
Unknown The Thumb Slide with immediate palm-off
Related toVariations 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 10
Charles T. Jordan Bewildero spectator remembers card and position from face, then procedure heavy control/steal
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 77) 508
Burling Hull Slip Control selection switched out with slip force type action
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 80) 522
Unknown The Spectator Peek in context of "missed" peek
1940 Expert Card Technique 411
Unknown After the Spectator Peek
1940 Expert Card Technique 94
Unknown The Peek Crimp
1940 Expert Card Technique 91
Unknown The Specator Peek Improved
1940 Expert Card Technique 93
Unknown The Spectator Peek - The Last Word third finger break
1940 Expert Card Technique 94
Edward Marlo Marlo's Rosini card glimpsed, no break, deck cut and card spelled to, deck crimp during spectator's peek
1940 Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 10
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Variation to control a card
1940 Expert Card Technique 69
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase In-Jog Shuffle top stock control, also as control of one selection
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 3
Jean Hugard The Side Slip two methods
1940 Expert Card Technique 31
Max Malini Two Covers for the Side Slip
1940 Expert Card Technique 33
Max Malini Malini's Side Slip palm or to top
1940 Expert Card Technique 33
Jean Hugard The Bottom Side Slip to the bottom
1940 Expert Card Technique 35
Joseph Cottone Tilt Position in different context
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 20
Deane Moore Card Control No ? ? ? to bottom
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 17
Frederick Braue The Cut Pass
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 18
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Hugard-Braue Cut Control
1941 The Stripper Deck 7
Unknown The Stripper Undercut bringing reversed card in stripper deck to top via undercut
1941 The Stripper Deck 10
Unknown The Stripper Running Cut bringing reversed card in stripper deck to top via running cut
1941 The Stripper Deck 11
Unknown Double Under-Cut see step 4
1941 The Stripper Deck 27
Tom Sellers A Different Pass with palming
1941 Condensed Conjuring 7
Jean Hugard To Shuffle or Not To Shuffle thoughts on controls & delays, two methods for delaying control
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 9
Jean Hugard Hugard Card Control center clip overhand shuffle
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 6
Unknown A Reversed Card as a Key Card
1941 The Stripper Deck 7
Unknown The Stripper Jog Control controlling reversed card in stripper deck
1941 The Stripper Deck 9
Unknown How to use the Foregoing Passes tips
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 251
Unknown How to Get A Card Placed in Middle of Deck to "Bottom" of Deck pass or riffle shuffle
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 252
Unknown Peek Handling old fashioned
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 253
Unknown The Simplified Pass control to top via riffle shuffle
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 195
Eddie Joseph The Side Steal card not palmed, only held with tips of fourth finger and thumb
1942 Greater Card Tricks 13
Frank Kelly Frank Kelly's Bottom Placement
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 184
Arthur H. Buckley Side-Bottom Pass side steal to bottom
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 183
R. M. Jamison The Turn Over Card Control half over break is turned over into the other hand, repeated with second half
July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 58
Claude Kimball Card Magic - Substitutes for the Pass card is levered up with pinky
Related to May 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 12) 118
Edward Marlo The Riffle Pass controlling a card or cards to top with a riffle shuffle
1945 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 82
Jean Hugard Card Magic - Substitutes for the Pass
  • The Simplified Pass(turn over and shuffle)
Apr. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 11) 113
Bert Feinson The B. F. Card Control lift shuffle in which only the selection is picked up
Oct. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 5) 160
Unknown The Glide Location
1946 Card Control 42
Unknown The Fan Location to top
1946 Card Control 72
Unknown The Fan Location Amplified to bottom
1946 Card Control 73
Arthur H. Buckley The Glide Shift Kelly Bottom Placement sideways
Variations 1946 Card Control 93
Unknown Improved Peek
1946 Card Control 33
Warren Wiersbe Peek! delayed control with step fan
Variations 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 15
Edward Marlo The Riffle Pass controlling a card or cards to top with a riffle shuffle
1946 Early Marlo (Issue Marlo's Discoveries) 48
Arthur H. Buckley Buckley's Single Card Shift to bottom after peek
1946 Card Control 25
Unknown The Extraordinary Queens using kind of covered side steal for sandwich effect
1946 Card Control 86
Arthur H. Buckley Covered Side-Steal precursor
1946 Card Control 173
Unknown Side Steal side steal to weird palm
1946 Card Control 82
John Hamilton Top It card is controlled from middle to top
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 487
Unknown U Peek, I Peek card in center is glimpsed at back end as spectator is looking at it from opening in front
1947 Watch This One! 25
J. B. Bobo Multiple Card Control hindu shuffle control to bottom for one or multiple cards, crimp addition
Related to 1947 Watch This One! 15
J. B. Bobo Control to Second from Bottom Hindu shuffle
1947 Watch This One! 68
Unknown Backslip Control
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 110
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 9
Unknown Master Card Control fanning with injog
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 24
Unknown Twelve-Down Riffle as card is returned
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 196
Unknown To Control a Selected Card by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu shuffle
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 12
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Control of a Glimpsed Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 12
Unknown The Peek
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 30
Unknown The Step securing control after peek
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 33
Arthur H. Buckley The Peek Location spectator peeks
1948 Principles and Deceptions 169
Unknown Spread and Break Control getting in Overhand Shuffle Position
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 122
Unknown Overhand Shuffle Control
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 9
Unknown Overhand Break Control
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 117
Unknown Reversed Location using a reversed card
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 180
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Control
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 191
Paul LePaul A Fancy Control flip-over cuts
Variations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 96
Bill Simon Cut Control
Variations 1949 Controlled Miracles 5
Al Leech A Simple Card Control control card at a certain position with the hindu shuffle or a double cut
1949 For Card Men Only 27
Audley Walsh Off Hand
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 187) 749
Paul LePaul An Automatic Jog-Control
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 101
Paul LePaul A Natural Jog-Control
Related to 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 93
Paul LePaul Peek with Fingertip-Grip for Demo
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 46
Eddie Joseph Can you see your Card? spectator peeks at a card, performer ribbon spreads the cards face-up and names selection, performed with one hand
Related to 1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 14
Dai Vernon Multiple Card Control Hindu Shuffle and crimp/locator
Related toVariations 1950 Expert Card Technique 453
Unknown Springing the Cards Control
1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 25
Edward Marlo Marlo's Step Control multiple cuts to table sequences to control peeked-at cards
A. To Control One Or More Cards To The Top
B. To Control One Or More Cards To Bottom
C. Double Peek Control - Top and Bottom
D. Double Peek to Bottom
E. Double Peek To Top
F. Triple Peek to Bottom
G. Triple Peek To The Top
1952 Control Systems 12
Edward Marlo Cut Control sequences to control peeked at cards with in the hands cuts
A. Cut Control to the Top
B. Bottom or Top Cut Control
C. Double Peek Cut Control to Top
D. Double Peek Cut Control to Bottom
E. Alternate Cut Control
F. Triple Peek Cut Control
G. Triple Peek Cut Control No. 2
1952 Control Systems 48
Edward Marlo Technique of the Peek basic peek handling with riffling
1952 Control Systems 5
Edward Marlo The Shuffle Control sequences to control peeked at cards with overhand shuffles, one by one or more at once
A. Shuffle Control for One or More Cards to the Top
B. Shuffle Control to Bottom
C. Double Peek Shuffle Control to Bottom
D. Double Peek Shuffle Control with Repeat
E. Double Peek Shuffle Control to Top and Bottom
F. Double Peek Shuffle Control to Bottom by Pull Out Method
G. Triple Peek Shuffle Control to the Bottom
1952 Control Systems 32
Edward Marlo Delayed Crimp Control crimping peeked card, complete edge bent
1952 Control Systems 91
Edward Marlo Using a Short in Combination with Peeks or any type of key card
1952 Control Systems 108
Bill Simon Shuffle Control
1952 Effective Card Magic 84
Bill Simon Cover for the Side Slip covered side steal, to second from the top
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 112
Frank Kelly Kelly Bottom Placement brief
1953 The Cardician 173
Unknown Bottom Reversal Control control card to bottom, reversing it in process (pass-like action)
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Unknown Spectator's Peek spectator opens deck
1953 Card Man Stuff 14
Unknown Top Stock Shuffle Control top card to second from top
1953 "Come a little closer..." 35
Unknown The Triple Cut
1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 3
Frank Kelly The Bottom Placement Kelly-Ovette Bottom Placement
1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 28
Unknown The Simplified Pass
1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 3
Norman Houghton Baffling the Brethren card control, springing the cards, bridge
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 331) 134
Cy Endfield The Spectator's Glimpse Fingertip-Grip for Demo
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 21
Cy Endfield Jog Control
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 62
Edward Marlo Definite Fingertip Control - D.F.C. stepping at selection
Related to 1956 Fingertip Control 19
Edward Marlo Fifth Method step in advance
1956 Fingertip Control 15
Edward Marlo First Method forced estimation, fishing
Related toVariations
  • A.M. (Unknown, 2017)
1956 Fingertip Control 5
Edward Marlo Fourth Method Injog
1956 Fingertip Control 10
Edward Marlo Second Method imperfection, nailnick, edgemark
1956 Fingertip Control 6
Edward Marlo Sixth Method - Tilt Glimpse glimpsing card
Variations 1956 Fingertip Control 16
Edward Marlo Third Method cornershort, see note on page 22
1956 Fingertip Control 7
Edward Marlo Finger-Tip Control
1956 Fingertip Control 3
Edward Marlo Basic Procedure fingertip peek
1956 Fingertip Control 3
Bruce Elliott The Elliott Control card from middle controlled to the bottom, buckle
VariationsAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 122
Bruce Elliott The Elliott Control card from middle controlled to the bottom, buckle
VariationsAlso published here 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 336) 154
Edward Marlo As a Control to apparently cut top card into center yet retain it under control, using tabled Tenkai Palm
1957 The Tabled Palm 17
Edward Marlo The Bold Steal while showing that selection is not on top or bottom and other handlings, see Note 3 on p. 58
Related to 1957 Side Steal 9
Edward Marlo Peek Handling
1957 Side Steal 2
Edward Marlo The Deliberate Side-Steal see Note 2 on p. 58
Variations 1957 Side Steal 5
Edward Marlo The Curled Forefinger finesse for "The Deliberate Side-Steal"
1957 Side Steal 7
Edward Marlo A Slight Difference small packet side steal handling, Pinch Technique
1957 Side Steal 13
Edward Marlo The Clip Steal
Variations 1957 Side Steal 22
Edward Marlo Clip Steal to Bottom
Related to 1957 Side Steal 24
Edward Marlo Side Steal to Bottom six methods
Related to 1957 Side Steal 29
Edward Marlo To the Top Tenkai Steals to top, two methods
1957 Side Steal 37
Edward Marlo First Cover Up with cover card
1957 Side Steal 48
Edward Marlo Side Steal Cover Ups historic note on Covered Side Steals
1957 Side Steal 47
Bill Simon Another Handling cover card side steal
1957 Side Steal 49
Edward Marlo Clip Steal Cover Up cover card steal and applications, see Notes 6, 7 on p. 59
1957 Side Steal 50
Edward Marlo Note 9 note on psychology of Side Steal
1957 Side Steal 59
Edward Marlo Note note on approachment of right hand
1957 Side Steal 60
Arthur H. Buckley Bottom Clip Steal clip steal to bottom from "Triple Climax" ("Thirty Card Effect", written by Fitzkee), brief
1957 Side Steal 22
Edward Marlo The Side-Steal
1957 Side Steal 1
Nate Leipzig, Bert Allerton Screened Leipzig Pass from the middle to second position, brief
Variations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 25
Edward Marlo Faro as a Control how to control a card at known position to top with faro shuffles, with subsections:
  • Less Than 52
  • With Two Cards
  • For 2 Cards at Undetermined Positions
Inspired by 1958 Faro Notes 2
Edward Marlo Alternative Procedures stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, see previous item
1958 Faro Notes 43
Edward Marlo Instant 26th Location getting a selection to top with faro, crimp, twenty-sixth faro check and half plus one principle
1958 Faro Notes 66
Dai Vernon Ginsburg Poke
Related toVariations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 36
Edward Marlo Tabled Bottom Placement tabled Kelly / Ovette move, with additional ideas
Also published here 1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 48
Unknown Peek Technique
1959 Cardmanship 3
James Steranko Steranko's Center Steal Change card from injog position into right hand clip between right second and third finger and on top of deck
Inspired byRelated to 1960 Steranko on Cards 28
James Steranko Cut Control breakless double cut
1960 Steranko on Cards 14
James Steranko Steranko's Shadow Steal
  • card into right hand Lateral Palm as top half is replaced
  • as direct control to top
  • as color change from center to top
Related toVariations 1960 Steranko on Cards 22
U. F. Grant The Misdirection Pass The "Whoops!" Control
Related toAlso published here 1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 234
Jack Avis A Card Exchange unconventional handling
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 57
Dai Vernon Riffled Thought break
1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 12
Paul LePaul, Charlie Miller Fan Control one-handed fan
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 6
Unknown LePaul Fan Control no credit
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 37
Edward Marlo Block Shift Variations two variations, for single card or multiple cards
1961 The Multiple Shift 52
Cliff Green Topping the Pass extraction and replacement while showing bottom card
1961 Professional Card Magic 24
Charlie Miller, Judson S. Brown The Invisible Shift perhaps allusion to Cascade Control?!
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 45
Edward Marlo The Master Position on the Master position, which is: card(s) secretly in-jogged for most of their length (see fig. 7) or less (see fig. 42), after a diagonal insertion, applications:
  • to Rear Palm
  • to the bottom of the deck (five methods)
Inspired by 1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 65
Cliff Green Topping the Peek to top after peek, passive
1961 Professional Card Magic 74
Cliff Green The Peek Crimp in context of card to pocket/wallet/...
1961 Professional Card Magic 75
Dai Vernon Plunger Location card above inserted card is jogged
Variations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 27
Edward Marlo The Spread Pass card from Master Position to top of the deck
  • To Place the Card During the Spread Pass
  • Multiple Spread Pass
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 72
Edward Marlo Fingertip Riffle Peek Estimation "Forced Estimation"
Related toVariations 1962 Estimation 20
Edward Marlo The Sudden Stop fingertip peek control, "Forced Estimation"
1962 Estimation 21
Edward Marlo Tenth Method real overhand shuffle after fingertip peek estimation
1962 Estimation 32
Edward Marlo Eleventh Method real riffle shuffle in lieu of a faro after estimated fingertip peek
1962 Estimation 33
Edward Marlo Fingertip Location fingertip peeked at card is located, estimation and key
1962 Estimation 42
Dai Vernon A Peek jog
1962 Early Vernon 63
Edward Marlo Estimation and the Glimpse concept: selection glimpsed, position estimated
1962 Estimation 34
Harry Lorayne Control via Switch at the bottom
1962 Close-up Card Magic 240
Unknown Overhand Shuffle Control two selections
1962 Close-up Card Magic 39
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Control
1962 Close-up Card Magic 56
Unknown Mahatma Overhand Shuffle Control
1962 Close-up Card Magic 221
Max Malini The Side Slip side steal, not palmed
1962 Malini and His Magic 71
Edward Marlo Foreword
1962 Tilt! 1
Edward Marlo Bluff Shift to the Top or at Any Number from the Top Tilt, lowering deck below top card
1962 Tilt! 3
Edward Marlo Bluff Shift to the Bottom or at Any Number from the Bottom Tilt directly to bottom
1962 Tilt! 5
Edward Marlo Bluff Shift and Palm Off Tilt to bottom and cop or palm "Side-Squaring Palm"
1962 Tilt! 5
Edward Marlo Flexible Bluff Shift Aces inserted from back into center one by one, controlled together in any order, bluff spacing
Variations 1962 Tilt! 6
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico's Idea establishing tilt break in center during insertion of first Ace
Inspired by 1962 Tilt! 7
Edward Marlo Front Tilt when spectators are looking from above
1962 Tilt! 8
Edward Marlo, Charles Aste Jr. Center Push Subtlety actual center cards pushed out a bit from back, see precursor by Charles Aste, Jr. on p. 13
1962 Tilt! 12
Edward Marlo Note using Tilt in ambitious card routine, "most obvious use (...) for this reason I have avoided it", getting into position before removing top card
1962 Tilt! 15
Nate Leipzig Peek Control spectator opens the deck
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 26
Edward Marlo The Incomplete Faro definition and basic peek procedure
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 5
Karl Fulves Static Problems with Cards - No. One
selection made by stabbing joker into deck without removing selection, how to control it
Solutions: see references
Variations Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 19
Dai Vernon Card Placement Variation of Kelly Bottom Placement
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 145
Joseph Ovette Ovette Master Move
Jan. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 75
Peter Kane Second from Bottom Master Move
1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 4
Dai Vernon Peek handling (Standard)
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 127
Unknown Peek Key Card Placement key placed next to peeked at card
1967 Deck-Sterity 23
Dai Vernon To Shuffle the Card to the Top with the Riffle Shuffle after peek control
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 131
Edward Marlo Transfer Palm Sequence
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 120
Edward Marlo Jog Control in Fan
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 102
Joseph K. Schmidt The Fan-atic Card Control fan bent open for selection, bridging
1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 18
Tom Batchelor The Bottom to Top Swivel card transferred from bottom to top while closing fan
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 92
James G. Thompson Jr. The Master Key master move bottom slip cut
Related to
  • "Magic To Delight" (Thompson Jr.)
July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 193
Edward Marlo Incomplete Double Peek Control two cards, one after the other
Related to 1968 Faro Fantasy 17
Eddie Joseph Bringing Peeked Card to Bottom display strategy to motivate open cut
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 24
Edward Marlo Tilt to the Bottom
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 110
Eddie Joseph My Card Peek spectator peeks himself
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 21
Eddie Joseph Bringing Peeked Card to Top brief
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 22
Edward Marlo IF Glimpse after incomplete faro peek
Related to 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 38
Edward Marlo Convincing Control
Variations 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 133
Allan Ackerman A Card Pass
1970 Magic Mafia Effects 29
Edward Marlo Control from Erdnase Break seven methods to control a card marked off by Erdnase break
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 78
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #1 card returned during FFF sequence, brought to top
1970 The FFF Control System 6
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #2 different handling
1970 The FFF Control System 7
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #3 (One Break) starting from break, to bottom
1970 The FFF Control System 20
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #4 (One Break) starting from break, to bottom
1970 The FFF Control System 21
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #5 (One Break) starting from break, to top
1970 The FFF Control System 21
Edward Marlo Definite Fingertip Control with Finger-Flesh Grip
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 2
Edward Marlo Side Flesh Break applied to Both Hands
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 3
Edward Marlo Fingertip Spectator's Peek spectator pushed deck open, yet it appears to be a fingertip peek
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 5
Edward Marlo The Crimp - D.F.C. bridge where spectator stops, two methods
Related toVariations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 6
Edward Marlo Putting in the Step five handlings
Inspired by 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 10
Edward Marlo Moving the Steps three methods
Inspired by 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 13
Edward Marlo Fantastic Fingertip Controls with step fan, and one hand closing of fan, see also page 85 for "Added Notes on the One Hand Closing of the Fan"
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 60
Edward Marlo The Marked Deck "how to control it, without obviously running through the pack to find it, is our concern"
- For One Card
- For Two Cards
- For Three Cards
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 71
Dr. James Nuzzo The Dr. Nuzzo Peek fine secret incomplete faro condition to facilitate counting, for credit information see reference
Related toVariations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 72
Edward Marlo The Variant Fingertip Peek applying substance to peeked-at card with right second finger
- The Baisc Method
- Daub Variant
- Saliva Variant
- Adhesive Variant
Variations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 74
Edward Marlo Wet Line Vanish or Control selection vanishes or is controlled, saliva handling
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 88
Edward Marlo Fingertip Peek & Stripper Deck
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 157
Harvey Rosenthal The Rosenthal Placement kelly alternative
1970 Epilogue (Issue 10) 78
Roy Johnson The Policy method to load card under jacket near inner pocket
1970 The Roy Johnson Experience 15
Edward Marlo Double Lift Substitute
1970 Magic Mafia Effects 2
Edward Marlo Key Card Throw-Offs peek control with key card
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 37
Edward Marlo An Important Tip using secret incomplete faro condition to facilitate side steal
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 76
Edward Marlo The Tight Peek using second finger break
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 82
Karl Fulves General Considerations handling the stripper deck to control cards with tabled riffle shuffles
  • Control To The Top
  • Control To The Bottom
1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement) 78
Dr. Jacob Daley Incomplete Side Steal as a production in which deck cuts itself at selection when dropped on table
1970 Epilogue (Issue 10) 75
Dai Vernon Hints on the Side Steal getting card out of deck
1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 11
Unknown Tilt
1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 66
Roger Klause Convincing Mock Pass tilt & bluff pass combination
1970 Epilogue (Issue 10) 73
Edward Marlo The I F Fingertip Peek incomplete faro at fingertips, controlled to twenty-six or twenty-seven from top, see also page 85 for further notes
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 75
Allan Ackerman Ackerman Varies Kelly
Related toVariations 1971 The Esoterist 15
Edward Marlo Placement Control crimp, basically tabled version of Vernon's Placement
Inspired by 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Karl Fulves M2 Control Ovette Master Move as placement, see also Note 3 of reference
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers 24
Chris Gosselin On Mother Kelly's Doorstep on the Kelly Bottom Placement
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 64
Chris Gosselin Palming from Pre-Kelly Placement
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 64
Frank Kelly, Joseph Ovette Kelly Bottom Placement brief
1971 The Esoterist 41
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious related to "Coming Up in the World", see correction on page 34
Related to 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 11
Edward Marlo Tilt Tip
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 291
Charles Aste Jr. Tilt Subtlety striking center cards, often credited to Schwarzman
Related to 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
Harry Lorayne Faro Quickie & Follow-Up two face up cards find selection peeked at, followed by challenge location with nail nick
1971 Reputation-Makers 254
Edward Marlo On the Convincing Control
1972 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 12
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486
Related toVariations Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 481
James G. Thompson Jr. Master Move as Switch replacing card to bottom, actually second from bottom
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 494
Joseph Ovette Ovette Master Move without credit
1972 The Living End 17
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control selection made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, controlled to twenty-six or known position
Related toVariations 1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 148
Dr. Jacob Daley Peek Key Control setting key next to peeked card
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 107
James G. Thompson Jr. From 1 to 10 bringing card to a desired number
1972 The Living End 150
Unknown Placing Card any Number Above Ten from Top of Pack
1972 The Living End 151