480 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Force and unusual Discovery
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
1876 Modern Magic 454
Unknown The Card Bouquet six cards are shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, optionally they change into 6 other selections, mechanical
1876 Modern Magic 457
Unknown The Demon's Head papier maché head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between horns
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 458
Unknown The Black Velvet Banner three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk
1889 Tricks with Cards 196
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards lost and found, then teared up and put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
1889 Tricks with Cards 206
Bland The Wonderful Fan and Enchanted Card card is shot on lady's fan with pistol, fan opens and card appears on it
1889 Tricks with Cards 223
Unknown The Card and Smoke Trick borrowed handkerchief on glass, card fired with pistol and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
variation in which blank card in glass becomes printed
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 225
Unknown The Velvet Cloth for the Production of Cards three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk
1890 More Magic 109
Unknown The Card in the Candle torn-up card fired with pistol on candle, card appears on top of candle
1890 More Magic 421
Unknown Die Gedankenübertragung No. 8, name of chosen cards appears on previously empty slate which is wrapped in newspaper, rope held to forehead of two spectators as comedy prop, mirror writing in chalk on newspaper
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 11
Unknown Der bezauberte Rosenstock No. 1, card appears at top of rose plant
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 63
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter No. 3, flame of candle changes into selection
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 66
Unknown Der Kartenstern No. 4, five cards selected, deck thrown towards star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 67
Unknown Die Kartenlaterne No. 5, card appears in lantern
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 69
Unknown Der Teufelskopf No. 6, devil's head mask on which four cards appear, fourth one comes out of mouth
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 70
Unknown Die Geisterschrift No. 2, card burnt, ashes rubbed on back of hand, name of card appears, egg white
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 88
Unknown Die Points auf der Glasplatte No. 11, card becomes blank, points appear on previously examined glass sheet, switch behind table after accidentally dropping wrapped glass sheet
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 101
Unknown Die Kartenlaterne Eine Kartensoirée No. 6
card appears in lantern
Nov. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 41
Unknown Der Kunstschütze pip is shot out of card in air with pistol
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 64
Unknown Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)
Also published here 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 186
Unknown Der Kartenleuchter card appears in flame of candle
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 187
Unknown Die Diogenes-Laterne card appears in small lantern
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 189
Unknown Der Teufelskopf devil's head mask on which cards appear
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 190
Unknown Der Kartenstern five cards appear at end of star apparatus
Variations 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 191
Unknown Die Blumenvase flower bouquet, card appear on it
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 193
Unknown Der grosse Kartenrahmen in frame appear cards, plate, rings, ...
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 195
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kobold in der Flasche card jumps out of bottle
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 199
Unknown Stuhl und Karten three selections appear at back of chair
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 200
Unknown Der Kartenrahmen cards appear on sheet of framed glass
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 220
Unknown Übertragung der Gedanken von einer Person auf die andere card appears in mirror writing on slate, comedy connection of spectators with rope on foreheads
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 227
Unknown Der Kartenfächer selection appears at fan (not card fan)
Also published here May 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 132
Unknown Das Kartenbild burned card shot onto framed glass with pistol, card appears on glass
June 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 91
Unknown Der Hut als Zielscheibe cards shot onto borrowed hat where they appear
Sep. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9) 135
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Kartenparade - der neue Kartenteller three cards appear at edge of plate, apparatus attached to ungaffed plate with suction device
Related to Oct. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 57
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm patter by Eduard Hensel
  • Entrée (glove shrinks and becomes stocking)
  • Das Durchdringen der Materie (glass through hat)
  • Glasphänomen (two silk travel from bottle to bottle)
  • Schützenliesl (Queen of Clubs chosen, in a large target appears a woman in Queen of Clubs dress)
Related to Mar. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 134
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm part two, methods
Related to Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
Hugo Kramer Die verbrannte und wieder entstandene Karte card at any number force (palmed card replaced when named number is reached), card burned and reappears in cage
Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 119
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Kobold in der Flasche No. 36, name of chosen card or sum of numbers appears on paper in bottle, chemical
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 103
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Romans Kartenfahne No. 47, three cards vanish from deck and reappear at flag/silk
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 128
Carl Willmann Der Hut als Zielscheibe two cards burned and shot on top hat, they reappear stuck to bottom of top hat
Jan. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 6
Josef Löffler Der orientalische Zauberspiegel handheld mirror with black surface instead of mirror, image of card appears and vanishes on black surface
Aug. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 8) 117
Ferdinand Hügelin "Mephisto" der lebende Teufelskopf slate on table on stage with drawing of devil's head, head moves and coughs out selection
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 76
Professor Hoffmann My Friend in Thibet card put in a box, two blank cards in envelopes with pencils, on chosen blank card name of selection appears
1903 Later Magic 497
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht I. card appears at top of candle
Related to Apr. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 50
Carl Willmann Die Karte am Licht II. card appears at top of candle
Related to May 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 68
Carl Willmann Der Teller als Kartenscheibe three cards appear at edge of plate
Related to Dec. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12) 180
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das magische Kartentrio three cards appear behind the neck of performer, construction under jacket that pushes three cards up the collar
Jan. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1) 6
Unknown Die drei Kartenakrobaten deck tossed up onto head of performer, three selections remain standing on performer's head
Feb. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 2) 18
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradi's Uhr- und Kartentrick borrowed watch vanishes, card selected, both reappear in frame on a stand
Mar. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 3) 36
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradis neuer Kartenstern "new card star", using black art to hide the hiding place, five cards appear at end of star apparatus
Inspired by May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 72
Unknown Das magische Kartentuch deck thrown against handkerchief, selected cards cling to it
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 91
Carl Willmann Willmann's Faun-Maske three cards appear at top of mask/head on a stand
Jan. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 4
Carl Willmann Die Kartenpoints auf der Glasplatte pips appear on glass sheet (switched in newspaper)
Sep. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9) 133
Dr. Costa Brito Der Name einer von einem Zuschauer gedachten Karte erscheint auf einem in einem Glase befindlichen Papier geschrieben piece of paper crumped up and put in glass, name of (forced) selection appears on it
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 148
John Hamley The Bottle and Card Trick card shot with pistol on clear bottle, appears at top
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 58
Yank Hoe The Card in the Watch borrowed watch wrapped in handkerchief, miniature of it appears in box of watch, two methods
1909 The Art of Magic 140
Unknown The Card in the Frame card appears in frame, with information on trick frames
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 229
Edward Bagshawe Sympathy black and red handkerchief put in envelope, selection made, image of card is shown cut out of silk with matching color, cut-out parts are stuck to inside of handkerchief in card configuration
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 38
Oswald Rae Cigarette and Card tin box with fifty cigarettes, card is selected and handkerchief vanished, when box is opened, handkerchief is found and cigarettes arranged themselves to form the name of the selection
Also published here
  • "Cigarette Card" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 49
Tom Sellers Tear and Tear Again paper with letter is torn, letters spell selection
1935 Quick Tricks 10
Dr. Jacob Daley Card Silk Appearance silk with card printed on it appears from card
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 170
Louis Lam The Zig-Zag Card Novelty question marks on paper change into name of selected card
1937 Watch Me Closely 19
Robert Parrish A Slate-Writing Method card and name of dead person appear on slate
1937 You'd be Surprised 18
Unknown Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire
1938 Greater Magic 226
John Mulholland A Spirit Writes name of selection appears on another signed card
1938 Greater Magic 291
Harry Blackstone Spirit Cartography selected card appears on initialed "photographic paper"
1938 Greater Magic 500
Unknown The Card in the Frame applications for sand frame
1938 Greater Magic 501
Unknown The Knowing Dart several cards on huge stand, spectator throws dart and thus finds selection
1938 Greater Magic 503
E. Leslie May Lexicon Test alphabet cards spell selection from regular deck
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 345
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Black Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on forehead
Also published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 352
Peter Warlock Satan's Scissors red and white tissue paper transforms into cut-out image of chosen card
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 405
Eric C. Lewis King of Clubs "King of Clubs" forced and name of local club appears on backs of some cards
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 409
Tom Sellers The Name of the Slate slate is covered with white chalk, when washed, name of card remains, flap
1939 Scots Magic 23
Frank Chapman, Jack Keyes Picture of a Prophecy matches in matchbook vanish and name of selection appears written inside
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 3
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 3
Allan Howell Merlin the Inscrutable pencil shavings in tissue paper "write" name of selection
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 626
Joseph Ovette Bagging The Card one half card of cut deck is selected, ribbon placed in paper bag and bag is bursted, other half of selection appears
1940 Fast Ones 8
Joseph Ovette A Routine For a Card Silk silk is just removed from pocket
1940 Fast Ones 14
Bruce Elliott Elliott at the Bar deck with selection put on top of beer glass, name of card appears written into beer foam
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 127) 734
Stanley Collins Nonpareil free selection (and switched) appears on marked slates
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 137) 779
Frank Stobbart Sympathetic Pips blank card with loose pips placed in envelope, pips arrange themselves onto card to match selection (which for no reason travels to pocket)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 796
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 147) 821
Sid Fleischman Card to Fake Teeth
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 826
Charles Roe Thought Ablaze ashes on arm for card revelation
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 881
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1941 Six More Hummers 3
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Little Quickie spectator holds deck with coin on top, deck ripped out of his hand, coin remains with miniature selection stuck on it
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 16
Laurie Ireland The Card in the Mirror image of a selected card stays in a mirror
1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 22
Clayton Rawson Scrambled Thoughtwaves two cards are selected and deck put into pocket, cards transform into the thoughts of the spectator's (stripper, famous actor etc.) cards are eventually found and deck is normal again
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 9
Walter B. Gibson Cardee Foolee chinese writing cut in half reveals selection, published under Feng Huang
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 9) 33
Clayton Rawson Slate Sleights with small slates, two routines
  • The Great Oriental Enigma (selected card appears written on slates, two flaps)
  • Ghost Writer's Cramp (four messages, one on each side)
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 35) 143
Hen Fetsch Cute! Huh! one of two coin penetrates a slate, name of selection appears on slate
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt match
Related to Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 88
Eugene Gloye Glen Gloye's Necktie Trick tie with picture of rabbit holding selection
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 3
J. Ray Beffel The Z Ray Box spectator sits on card other spectator divines it by looking into a X-Ray box
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 21
Unknown The Flying Pips two pieces of black cardboard are fastend together with rubber bands, with toy pistol pips of selection are shot away and they are correctly arranged between cardboards
June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 128
King Stevenson Card on Light Bulb electric light bulb, cards are sprung against the light bulb and the silhouette of the card appears on it
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 432
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Fez performer wears a fez, cuckoo on springs comes out with the selection
1947 The First Book of William 17
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 501
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Gambler's Ghost name of selection appear on card fan
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 133) 534
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Po-She-Lo cards in basket, rope rises with chosen card attached
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 634
Dr. Kolma, Bruce Elliott Poor Man's Snake Trick snake in basket finds selection
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 635
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 638
Emmett Barbee New Idea for the Paddle Trick selection appears on paddle (miniature)
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 4
Unknown Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methods
Related to 1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 197
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paper
Also published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 173) 692
McGregor A Gag with a Queen Queen forced, pretty girl picture at end of telescope, telescope used to divine card
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 14
U. F. Grant Ten and Five of Diamonds gag with Fifteen of Diamonds
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 10
U. F. Grant The Deaf-Mute Card Trick gag in which jumbo card version of selection is produced from pocket
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 12
U. F. Grant How Many Spots Five of Diamonds forced, Nine of Diamonds produced, then shown that four spots have been torn off
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 10
Felix Korim Alphabet Soup Divination letters of alphabet soup form selection
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 14
Paul Clive Egg a la Card No. 9, Name of card appears on hard boiled egg after it is peeled
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 21
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 201) 803
Don Alan Parachute cards are thrown into the air, selection floats down on a little parachute
Related to 1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 30
Don Alan A Card Stunt name of selection is stamped on back of spectator's hand
Related to 1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Don Alan Merv Taylor Split Deck deck cut with a knife, one is only pierced it is the selection
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Al Baker The Obedient Snake snake basket version
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 458
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic card
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 5
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Related toAlso published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 8
James G. Thompson Jr. Jocko - The Great routine with hand puppet, puppet makes handkerchief vanishes and appear and disappear, performs a mini die box and eventually finds selected card
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 220) 879
Dr. Ben B. Braude Balloon Buster card in on of selected balloon, for magicians, three stooges (!)
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 897
Martin Gardner Spectacular name of card appears on lenses of glasses when breathing on them
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 937
Don Alan Bread Sandwich selection is found between two slices of bread
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 11
Peter Warlock Pavane for a Pagan three balls of paper, red black and white, color of chosen card is named and the colored ball opened. Part is missing and forms the card on the white ball
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 251) 1005
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 3
"Senator" Clark Crandall The Sands of Time card on hour glass gag, including Crandall anecdote
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 32
John Murray Thimble Snake mini snake rises from thimble with miniature selection, inspired by an idea with static electricity by C. B. Yohe
Inspired by 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 309) 34
Don Tanner Memento small blank cards are numbered, on one side a sticker appears and under it a miniature version of the selection can be found
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 57
Karrell Fox Vernon, the Educated Rabbit rabbit finds selection
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 2
Karrell Fox Short and Snappy miniature card on glasses, gag
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 26
Karrell Fox Basket Bits gag for Snake Basket
Related to 1954 Kornfidentially Yours 33
Yellowstone Fourteen Effects with the Fourteen of Clubs
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 7
Laurie Ireland Felix the Snake cards thrown in hat, spring snake finds card
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 21
John Barc Sockard three selections, socks are used to find cards
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 27
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 35
Don Alan "I'll Find It Wich My Slide Rule" name of selected card appears on slide rule
1956 Pretty Sneaky 7
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 146
James G. Thompson Jr. Jocko the Great routine with hand puppet, puppet makes handkerchief vanishes and appear and disappear, performs a mini die box and eventually finds selected card
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 229
Dr. Stanley Jaks In Any Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring, with any ring
Related to 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 335) 149
Tonny Van Dommelen Front Page Cards three selections cut out of paper sheet, Eight of Hearts, Eight of Spades, Four of Diamonds
Related to 1956 Unconventional Magic 50
Leonard Austin Novel Card Appearance card appears on a framed piece of glass, behind roller blind
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 23
Henry Bihari Jumbo Card Trick deck in pocket, jumbo card produced from it which matches selection, changes into later second selection, Chicago Opener structure
1957 26 Originals 16
Bill Hendricks George Washington's Card Trick prediction on bill
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 38
Karrell Fox Spotz Four of Hearts selected, Five of Hearts found but one Heart is cut out
1960 Comedy a la Card 10
Karrell Fox Op-Trick-al Illusion Two of Diamonds selected, Ace of Diamonds found, but when held before the eye correctly, two Diamonds are seen, optical illusion
1960 Comedy a la Card 11
Karrell Fox Hocus-Focus picture of chosen cards appears on napkin, photography presentation
1960 Comedy a la Card 12
Karrell Fox Cardician Blendo three card silks with wrong cards change into large silk with selection
Variations 1960 Comedy a la Card 14
Karrell Fox I C U C Blindfold Three of Diamonds fastened on inside of blindfold, gag
1960 Comedy a la Card 17
Karrell Fox The Magician's Helping Hand toy hand with miniature card inside
1960 Comedy a la Card 18
Karrell Fox This Works - As a Rule name of selection on back of ruler
1960 Comedy a la Card 19
Karrell Fox The Winnah duplicate of selection attached to Liar's Medal
1960 Comedy a la Card 20
Karrell Fox, George Jason Jason's Favorite big and small valued cards are found as jumbo and miniature cards from deck in pocket
Related to 1960 Comedy a la Card 24
Henry Durkin Hypnotic Card Rise using Zebra Coin, hypnotic disc attached on lapel, miniature of selection appears
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 45
Henry Durkin Trickettes various ideas
  • A Clock Production
  • Zombie Flash Finish
  • Hypnotic Revelation
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 48
Art Irwin The Tricky Bear toy mechanical bear lifts three selections from the deck
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 54
Steve Bryant Comedy Card Discovery using a rubber hand
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 59
Steve Bryant Comedy Card Discovery 2 using skeleton arms
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 59
Robert Parrish Coptic Enigma automatic writing turns out to be the name of selection, when looked at in mirror
Inspired by 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die vier schwarzen Karten image of selection appears on black plastic card
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 20
Dr. Stanley Jaks Im Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 28
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Totenkopfexperiment name of card appears on piece of flash paper, with miniature skull
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 42
Dr. Stanley Jaks Das Buchstabenmysterium card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 86
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der schwarze Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on forehead
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 88
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related to 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 126
Harry Lorayne Just (Business) Cards - Spirit Writes name of selection appears on business card
1962 Close-up Card Magic 261
Jack Ketch Bagged cards in bag, selection is found, face drawn on bag, mouth is a slit where card is pushed out
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 372) 316
Leo Behnke Card Cubes name of card found on wrapped sugar cubes
1962 Entertaining Close Up 7
Burton Meyer Written in Blood using Hypo-Phoney syringe, blood in needle looks like selection
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 43
Don Tanner The Spook Spoke in Error face of selection appears on blank card inside card box
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 54
Don Tanner Message in Ashes name of selection appears on business card inside card box
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 55
Don Tanner Pip Pip blank card and several pips are placed inside card box, when opened again some pips attached to blank card to from selection
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 56
Don Tanner True Value card with all suits and values is placed inside card box, when opened again value and suit from selection are circled
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 56
Don Tanner Ringer gummed reinforcement rings and business cards placed inside card box, when opened rings found on card to form selection
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 57
Don Tanner A Two Faced Trick blank card placed inside card box, faces of two selections appear on card
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 57
Don Tanner Stabbing in the Dark card and small dagger placed inside box, when opened again, card is found pierced
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 57
Don Tanner Easy to Please changing pip card in card box
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 58
U. F. Grant You Joker! gag, mirror on compass, spectator looks into it and sees himself, selection of a joker
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 345
Don Tanner Now is the Time selection is revealed by special watch, handles point on suits and values
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 345
Jack Ketch Aquatic Discovery miniature on thing that reacts with water and starts to expand
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 396
Eugene Gloye Card Trick stamps in book arrange to reveal name of selection
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 17
Jack Yeager Crazy Cards pips on card are disordered
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 31
Al Leech Three Plus One visual Gag
1965 Super Card Man Stuff 13
Jack Ketch T. V. Pack with cigarette box and playtime card, miniature card of selection appears
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 395/396) 407
Karl Fulves Lock-It lock and cards are dropped in a bag, selection found on lock, see p. 428 for idea by Lu Brent
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 424
Jerry Lubin Batman vs. Joker batman symbol appears on chosen (forced) joker
July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 44
Don Nielson Sense of Touch comedy routine with cards, case and knife in bag, with a jumbo card, p. 241 for further reference, p. 246 for idea by Robert Eagle
Related to
  • Milbourne Christopher in Hugard's Magic Monthly, March 1946
VariationsAlso published here
Nov. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 217
Ray Prehn Pretty Snaky snake in hat finds selection
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 36
Harry G. Franke The Abacus and Eknarf small copy of selection appears on Abacus, repeated with different card, third card is found with small computer, deck is placed inside computer which switches it to a Brainwave deck
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 60
Joan Wolf Houdini Speaks card revelation by phonograph
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 3
Steve Dixon Bomb-Burst Revelation ballon is burst, confetti and silk with reproduction of card appear
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 12) 58
James Auer From A Mentalist's Notebook two glimpsed cards vanish from deck and appear inside envelope on Insurance Policy
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 36
Tommy Evans Santa Claus Card card vanishes and appears inside christmas tree ornament, torn corner
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 62
Richard G. Anderson Milk to Silk milk vanishes in paper bag, replica of selection appears on silk
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 63
Saverio Russo Out of My Hat puppet rabbit in hat routine, various effects
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 95
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny Mind Projection image of chosen card appears on blank card, under handkerchief, plastic placed in front of blank card
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 120
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny Target Shooting, Anyone? easy method for Jumbo Sidekick, gun shot on table and vase falls over, then bullseye change into picture of selection
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 121
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny All Tied Up selection is found, rest of the deck turns out to be an Electric Deck
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 130
Val Andrews The Curse of Scotland No. 10, miniature bottle of scotch from card case, miniature card inside
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews Phew! No. 18, presentation for card on silk as gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 8
Val Andrews Diversion No. 19, card faces torn out of newspaper
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 8
Val Andrews An Elaboration No. 20, card faces torn out of newspaper
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 9
Val Andrews The Beatnik Card Location No. 25, card to fake beard
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 10
Val Andrews One Spade Short No. 26
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews For Bald-Headed "Idiots" Only No. 31, gag, card written on head of performer with lipstick
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Guy Thompson The Posse Comitatus western story, selection ends up with a hole, using a cap pistol
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 13) 61
Al Portwood Thought Picture ghost photo à la Ted Serious, index of selection appears, fake camera
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 20) 97
Gaylord E. Hill The Touch of White Magic! picture of selection appears on one of four blank cards
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 21) 103
Bob Ellis Ghost Writer as Robert Ellis, history of the Out to Lunch, name of card appears on paper
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 22) 108
Stan Blumenthal Magic's New Team....You and Houdini card appears in cigarette case, presentation of talking to Houdini's ghost, spirit telephone
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 33) 161
Sid Fleischman W. C. Fields Does a Card Trick talking with voice on record, revelation of a playing card
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 38) 187
Stan Blumenthal Two-Dollar Pipe Dream spectator reveals card when looking in smoke, engraved pipe
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 39) 192
Herb Runge X Equals Five text is folded and visible letters form card
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 84
Tony Binarelli Three Cards and a Newspaper newspaper is used to devine three selections by tearing parts out of it, includes a restoration phase
1972 Card Cavalcade 133
Sid Lorraine Token Trickery metal token with performer's name engraved, it changes into name of selection
Feb. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 485
Steve Spillman Another Dimension using puzzle cube with card indices on each part
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 49) 243
John A. Novak Playing Card Spirit Slates name of selection appears on sticker on a odd-backed card, half-forcing deck
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 89) 441
Stan Blumenthal Houdini Glass spectator looks in glass of water and divines selection
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 89) 443
Calvin Thompson The Mentaplant volt meter attached to plant, movement when spectator's card is shown
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 115) 571
Unknown Stampaddle stamps on paddle, magnetic, selected card appears on paddle as climax
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 117
Jack Avis Spirits appearing writing on paper card reveals selection
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Simplified Psychic Writing" (S. H. Sharpe, Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Dec. 1928)
Variations
July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 977
Francis Carlyle Sugar Transfer initials of selection appear on skin of spectator, sugar cube as stamp
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 97
Unknown Escritura Misteriosa name of card appears in foam of a beer
1975 Magia en el Bar 42
Bob Stephens Psychic Exposure card appears on polaroid photograph
Related to 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 284
Frederick M. Shields Rear-Vision Mirror name of card appears on pocket mirror
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 146) 729
Karrell Fox Quite a Mouthful fake tongue unrolls from mouth with mini card stuck on it
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 72
Karrell Fox Almost, Complete Coverage gag in which the selection is the only card missing in 52-on-1 card/policy card
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 81
Karrell Fox "Mouseket-Ear" Magic mickey mouse hat, two selections pop up on the two mouse ears
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 83
Karrell Fox "Blotch-Splotch" Rorschach test presentation, ink in paper becomes a single club for Ace of Clubs
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 93
Karrell Fox Bullseye Card Trick shot on deck, selection flies out, bullet hole through selection, "Sure-Shot"
  • The Second Version (a lipstick lip print appears on card)
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 155
Unknown Confusing Blocks blocks in a box form to selected card
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 62
Unknown Enchanted Hand Mirror card appears in mirror
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 146
Burling Hull The "Spirits" Correct a Mistake slate filled with letters, wiped clean, name of chosen card appears on slate
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 88
Eric Mason Cubism card is burnt into flash cube
1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1) 458
Stephen Minch Out of the Flying Pan... card chosen and put in pan, fire made, lid closed, giant flapping fly inside, it holds selection
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 63
Stephen Minch Milo the Magnificent comedy routine with puppet, comedy wands
  • ball & cone phase
  • milk pitcher
  • finds card after many failed tries, puppet assistant brings jumbo card
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 87
Don Nielsen A Big Card card selected, deck in paper bag, jumbo card of selection removed, rest of deck vanishes
Also published here 1977 The Magic Book 148
Harry Lorayne Alpa-Beta-Cent Alpha-Beta-Cent, alphabet cards show name of selection when spread out, two methods
Jan. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 151
Vic Allen Eyes Down card on glass eye
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 555
Steve Beam Edition Addition name of selection found in newspaper add, card vanishes from deck
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 2
Steve Beam Dancing Queen selection appears as a Tattoo on performers body
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 35
Steve Beam Electrocution card is found using an X-Ray machine, humorous routine
Inspired by
  • Lou Derman's "The X-Ray" in "Add Comedy to your Act"
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 39
Stephen Tucker The Polaroid Wallet card is plastic inside plastic wallet, picture of performer and miniature of selection appear on card, camera presentation
1978 Close Up Sorcercy 7
Unknown Card Production Pillar (Lantern of Diogenes) card appears in lantern
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 58
Unknown The Card Ladder three selection in houlette travel down a glass-enclosed ladder
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 66
Unknown The Demon's Head (The Saytr's Head), head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between horns or in mouth, different methods
Related to 1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 70
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Pillar of the Magi apparatus, figure on stand catches selections flying out of a box, different methods
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 74
J. F. Orrin Spiderweb Card apparatus, spider spins web and selection appears
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 90
Unknown Snake in the Basket fake snake in basket finds selection, several methods
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 104
Looy Simonoff, Norman Ashworth Rub Out! gag prediction is erased, name of card remains, using Eraser-Mate Pen
Nov. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 273
Richard Kaufman Cassette (Side A) humorous dialogue with prerecorded voice
1979 CardMagic 109
Gerald Deutsch, Richard Kaufman Cassette (Side B) humorous dialogue with prerecorded voice, selection has different back
1979 CardMagic 111
Jan Heins The Sexbomb written Jan Heinz, card rises with by pulling a string, loud noise
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 4) 664
Arthur Setterington Oldfinger card is found under a dead gambler's finger in a box
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 773
Father Cyprian Psychogenic polaroid camera effects
  • Psychogenic #1 (performer vanishes from picture)
  • Psychogenic #2 (performer holds card, but on picture the performer is invisible)
  • Psychogenic #3 (performer with card appears in picture)
  • Psychogenic #4 (transparent image of performer appears in picture)
  • Psychogenic #5 (later selection appears in picture)
  • Notes (signed selection appears in picture)
Related to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1259
Karl Fulves The Talking Card Box on Marvin Berger card box with plastic strip that generates sentence when clicked with finger nail, bottle application
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 28) 108
Roy Walton Grown Up Hofzinser four jumbo Aces, suit that matches selection is turned-over and when turned over the jumbo card became the selection and the selection became the Ace
Variations 1979 That Certain Something... 2
Karrell Fox King "Toots" Tablet scribblings on cardboard visible move to name or selected card
1979 Another Book 275
Larry Becker Bullseye six bullet holes in spectator's card, with gun
Also published here
  • Alan Alan's "Sharpshooter", 1960s.
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 133
Bob Ostin Card Sharp deck wrapped in handkerchief, selection is found pinned to handkerchief with safety pin
Jan. 1979 The Talon (Issue 3) 27
Steve Beam Push Thru Dollar coin penetrates cased deck, selection is found to have a hole in it
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 49
Ken De Courcy Be Insured insurance policy gag for "spelling to any card" routine
1980 Super Spell 7
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 17
Bob Hummer Hummeristic message appears on blank card, by rubbing ashes on it
#1: The Ashes Reveal
#2: Ghost Force
#3: Transference of Thought
#4: A Magic Business Card
#5: Ghost Envelope
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 38
Ray Grismer Pen Pal automatic writing, scribble is erased with erased and name of selection remains
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 269) 1342
Stephen Tucker Bessie result on calculator forms a name, name is found on selection
1980 The Talon (Issue 6) 72
Ron Frost "That's Small" miniature card gag
July 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 514
Stephen Tucker Abort selection vanishes with a big bang and four parts appear on the back of the four aces, see also p. 269
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 89
Walter B. Gibson Dunninger's Blink! spectator divines card, sees image of card while staring at the wall
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 297) 1482
Tom Gagnon The Tiddlywinks Change coin visibly changes from copper to silver under shot glass, or miniature card appears on coin
Also published here 1981 Sleightly Original 69
Peter Duffie Half Right card cut in half
1982 Alternative Card Magic 2
Phillip Young Instant Location torn and taped card changes into torn and taped jumbo card of same value
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 19
Alex East Have-a-Cardo routine, card is divined, found reversed in deck, sliding pip and card silk, see p. 254 for corrections
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 205
William Goldman Pip-Pip two spectator name a card from invisible deck, cards are found stapled together in real deck, pip secretly shown
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 12) 230
Wayne Dobson Lock of Air card is found with padlock in bag, selection secured with padlock
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 271
Stephen Tucker On the Other Queen of Spades is holding the Six of Spades in the standard illustration, this is used for revelations
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15) 291
Stephen Tucker Simplex four-card packet, a card (Four of Diamonds) changes back and one corner so it predicts the Three of Diamonds
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 295
Richard Kaufman Card in Crystal Ball crystal ball printed on card
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 13) 123
Jan Heins Splash plastic bird put in "house" build of cards and finds selection
1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8) 1080
Steve Beam Reward huge check in envelope as an insurance, when turned over it matches the selection
1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 2) 21
Justin Higham, Stephen Tucker, Pascal Monmoine Pandemonium
  • growing Deck gag (Higham)
  • trouser pocket as servante (Higham)
  • card revelation gag with two spectators selecting the same card (Tucker)
  • five coins travel from hand to hand and then change into one coin (Tucker)
  • Cutting the Aces, Bilis/ Marlo variation idea (Monmoine)
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 420
Johnny "J.J." Johnston Mechanical Pack Routine mechanical deck presentation, deck is screwed together and selection found fixed on the bottom
Variations 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 423
Alex East Micro + ide for Paul Scott Magic's Mikro
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 431
Earle Oakes Thelectronicards
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30) 581
Martin Breese Playing with Time watch of spectator moves forwards or backwards as wished by spectator, name of card found engraved on performer's watch which also stops
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 1
David Britland Four Thought four cards turn into quarter of a jumbo card which match selection
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 43
Hal Meyers Laser Splice toy space gun used to cut/splice selection in half
Inspired by
  • Jim Lee's "Karate Card"
1983 Off the Wall 2
Steven Hamilton Going, Going ... Gone! cards shrink
Also published here 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1260
Stephen Tucker Indexlink Indices of three cards spell JAK, indicates they selected Jack. Three cards then change to other three Jacks.
1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 34
Mike Gancia Name That Card name of spectator appears on selection
1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 74
Steve Beam Compu-Card computer reveals wrong card, selection is changed to match prediction, then computer cursor is moved magically, code to program it on the computer
Related to 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 94
Sid Lorraine Old Spell - New Twist "This is your card" is spelled to find selection, these words are also found printed on card, duplicate
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 34
Ben Harris Masquerade ink on coin burns hole in coin in shape of index of forced card (flash paper)
Apr. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1055
Jerry Huckaby Fountain Top Mountain Dew used to have a card printed in the bottle cap, selection is reveald
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 117
Karl Fulves Sharpshooter No. 75, popgun folded from paper, opens with bang when shaken, name of card appears on it
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 133
Jack Yates Spy Story story trick, paper with sentence (Archer Call Up Base) is folded and cut by spectator, then pieces are dealt in two piles and the selected forms the name of the selected card
1986 Clue and other Mysteries 5
John Riggs Jimmy Revisited more ideas on The Thing and puppet hand finds card, Mr. Jimmy
Related to 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 216
Wayne Kyzer Thumbs Down comedy routine, performer's finger vanishes from hand and appears on selection
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 256
Steve Beam A Computer Card Trick no title given, card found by computer program, code
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 262
Karrell Fox "Cassettecard" card appears on cassette with funny line
1986 For My Next Trick... 64
Karrell Fox, Mickey Ostaski A "Hare-Raising" Illusion male picture card chosen, when it is eventually found, it has grown a beard
1986 For My Next Trick... 135
Terry Seabrooke Bullet Thru Card gun is shot at deck, selection is found burnt with a hole in it
1986 Seabrooke's Book 36
Terry Seabrooke The Chattering Teeth wind-up/chattering teeth cut pips from newspaper
1986 Seabrooke's Book 83
Terri Rogers Shadowline writing on card vanishes and appears on hand of performer, erasable ink, Velleda
1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2) 38
David Regal A Star is Borne star sticker travels to back of selection
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 64
Richard Sanders Trick Photography card appears on photograph of performer, selection
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 10) 6
Steve Beam Cardtrik computer screen as slate, program code, see p. 351 for code correction
Inspired byRelated to 1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 18) 311
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Slicker toupee put in card case, cards transform into toupee and in case selection is found
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 336
Roberto Giobbi Nepomuk name of chosen card appears on slate, flap with card back on one side
1987 Nepomuk 5