117 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Ace Assembly / Gaffed
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die Eintracht der Damen card chosen, then three more cards chosen and the match, then assembly with four double facers
Dec. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 52
Unknown Die wandernden vier Buben No. 11, four indifferent cards under hat, four Jacks on table in a row, three cards on each Jack, they vanish and are now under hat, four double facers
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 84
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die vier Könige "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste V."
card thought of, three cards chosen from a chosen packet, another card quickly taken out of pocketed deck by spectator, assembly, three double facers
Related toAlso published here June 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 6) 84
Unknown Das magische Kaffeekränzchen assembly with Queens and three divided cards, then packets dealt out again, Queen placed with three indifferent (the divided) cards, other Queens vanish and reappear in packet
Aug. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 8) 123
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das dreiblättrige Kleeblatt three Queens, each covered with two cards, one packet freely chosen and Queens assemble in it, divided and double facer
Oct. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 10) 156
Unknown Third Method using cards with cloth-colored backs, black art
1909 The Art of Magic 216
Unknown Fourth Method three double facers
1909 The Art of Magic 217
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Macht des Gedanken spectator selects three cards which match prediction, then assembly, four double facers
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 58
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Vier Könige card thought of, then a spectator extracts it from pocket, three matching cards found, then assembly, four double facers
Related toAlso published here 1910 Kartenkünste 69
Jack Merlin My Favorite Four Ace Trick three double faced ace, McDonalds Aces
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 12
Oswald Rae The Four Aces with Conradi's Giant Cards, brief description
1929 More Practical Patter 24
Unknown The Four Aces three double facers
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 132
Unknown The Four Kings stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 269
Unknown The Four Aces stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 274
Billy O'Connor The Limit Four Ace Trick seven aces are used
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 295
Louis Lam Four-Aceious six double facers
1937 Watch Me Closely 16
Robert Parrish An Improved Four Ace Routine four double facers (three with Aces, one additional)
1937 You'd be Surprised 33
Sam Leo Horowitz The Four Aces double backer
1938 Greater Magic 351
Fred Rothenberg The Redhill Four Aces with jumbo cards, rough-smooth substitute with holes cut out and discs on other cards that fit in
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 41
Unknown The Mechanical Four Aces three double facers
1940 Expert Card Technique 353
Unknown The Radioactive Aces three double facers
1940 Expert Card Technique 356
Charles Arbuthnot, Ralph Schugar Grimaces three double facers
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 143) 805
Lu Brent Together Again three duplicate aces
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 45
Bill Morton, Orville Wayne Meyer Greatest Four Ace Trick three double facer
Apr. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 45
R. M. Jamison Jumbo Four Ace Routine McDonald aces with jumbo cards
July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 59
Gerald Lynton Kaufman The King Can Do No Wrong
1945 My Best 142
Orville Wayne Meyer The Greatest Four Ace Trick McDonalds Aces
1945 My Best 147
Unknown Rex Card Mystery three double facers
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 79
Unknown The Conjurer's Four-Ace Mystery three double facers
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 146
Edward Marlo Effect Seven magician cuts to Aces, three cards on each, Aces vanish, reappear in deck, three double facers
1953 Unlimited 24
Unknown McDonalds Aces brief
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 72
Don Alan It Can't Be... three phase routine
  • Aces on table, spectator thinks of Ace, Ace pocketed, it's thought Ace, other aces are also
found in pocket, cards on table are indifferent cards
  • MacDonalds Aces, spectator sits on fourth packet
  • four Aces in performers pocket change places with four indifferent cards in spectators pocket
Related to 1956 Pretty Sneaky 12
Dai Vernon McDonald's $100 Routine three double facers
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 26
Edward Marlo K. M. Move as a Passer - First Idea showing aces to have backs, even though three double facers are used
1962 The K. M. Move 14
Trevor H. Hall, Jochen Zmeck Ein R.-G.-Vierastrick partial rough-smooth
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 27
Jon Racherbaumer Quad Aces, Acrobatically three Acrobatic Flap Cards, inspired by "Marlo's Aces" (New Tops) with half card gaffs
1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 43
Alton Sharpe The Flying Queens rough-smooth queens
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 94
Aldini, Bruce Florek The Transverse Travelers Ace Assembly with odd backed Aces
1969 Roughingly Yours 9
Aldini Aces on Stand Ace assembly with cards propped on easel
1969 Roughingly Yours 18
Aldini Hydrogen Aces Ace Assembly
1969 Roughingly Yours 25
Frank Garcia MacDonald's $100 Dollar Four Ace Trick featuring different vanishes, complicated initial switch
Variations 1972 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 1
Stewart Judah McDonald Aces three double facers
Autumn 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10th Folio (Part One)) 807
Derek Dingle Slow Motion MacDonald two double facers
Related to 1975 (ca.) Additional Deceptions 17
Philip T. Goldstein Mac Donald Goldstein three double facers
Related to 1978 Notions 7
Unknown Vier-As-Superb
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 96
Edward Marlo The Four Aces using sixteen double facers and envelopes
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 1
Edward Marlo The Four Aces (Again) diagonal divided gaffs
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 2
Jon Racherbaumer The Olram Aces three double facers, with credit information on the Ace Assembly plot
VariationsAlso published here 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 24
Martin Gardner Gardner's Aces doing MacDonald Aces with four double facers, posed as problem
Variations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1256
Martin Gardner Aces doing MacDonald Aces with four double facers, three ideas
  • Note By Karl Fulves
Inspired by 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1304
Gene Castillon Capturing MacDonald four jacks appear and capture signed selection, as prelude to assembly, three double facer
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 43
Gene Castillon Castillon's Olram Aces false index cards and 3/4 double facer
Variations 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 58
Mary Wolf Quick MacDonald three double facers, different vanishes
Inspired by 1980 John: Verse Two 107
Derek Dingle Slow Motion MacDonald's Aces two double facers
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 94
David Solomon Two Faced Dis-Assembly two double facers
Variations 1982 Sessions 76
Unknown Ace Assembly three double facers
1982 Packet Tricks 56
David Solomon, Gene Castillon The Casolomon Olram Aces three gaffs (fake index and 3/4 double facer)
Inspired by 1983 The Card Puzzle 1
Alf Goodwin The Magician's Four Aces using two unusual gaffs
1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8) 1084
Louis Falanga Fleur-Du-Lac Aces MacDonald's Aces, three double facer, with blanks
1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 26
Richard Bartram, Jr. McDonald's Aces w/Cheese
1985 Close-Up of the Damned 27
Eric DeCamps Monkey Business three double facers, color changing back climax, pictures appear on the Aces
Inspired by
  • "Card Marx" (Eric DeCamps, marketed assembly)
1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 17
Edward Marlo Double Facer Switch for example to get into McDonald's Aces
1986 Thirty Five Years Later 23
David Berger Old McDonald three double facers, Black Jack theme
Aug. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 8) 1525
Edward Marlo For a Double Face Card Olram Subtlety application
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 190
Edward Marlo Marlo's Aces using three cards with half Ace and back on their backs, with variations
Also published here 1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 195
Brother John Hamman Final Aces six double ended cards
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 229
Philip T. Goldstein Stinger Aces using six double facers
Related to 1990 Focus 125
Michael Powers The Impossible Travellers combination of McDonald Aces and Open Travellers, three double facers
Also published here 1990 Top Secret Stuff 95
Alex Elmsley, Brother John Hamman The Atomic Aces four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 217
Edward Marlo Logical Reverse Assembly - Fifth Method (Seated) four aces with three x-cards, fifth packet to which aces travel, then all back, four double facers
1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 9
Alexander de Cova McDonald's $100 Vier As Trick getting into it, presentation ideas
1992 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5) 12
Jon Racherbaumer, Edward Marlo The Olram Aces three double facers
Also published here 1992 The Olram Aces — The Impossible Travellers 5
Michael Powers The Impossible Travellers McDonald Aces & Open Travelers combo
Also published here 1992 The Olram Aces — The Impossible Travellers 15
Alex Elmsley Los Ases Atomicos translation
four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 5 65
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part One edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), routine begins and ends without the set of duplicates, aces cut to top in one cut, assembly routine, end strippers
1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 7
Alexander de Cova Mac Donald's Aces getting into it, presentation ideas
1994 Secrets No. 1 39
Gary Kurtz The Amplified Ace Assembly four touched cards are aces, then McDonald's Aces style routine with 3 double facers
1995 Notes from The Summit 11
Unknown McDonald's Aces No. 36, three double facers
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 71
Bob King Open-Faced Revelation Aces appear on face of four face-up packets, ringing in double facers for next routine
1995 Opening Night Magic 23
Bob King Big Mac "...what I consider to be the best Ace routine I've ever come seen", leader packet changes into Royal Flush as finale, three double facers and three mis-indexed cards
Inspired by
  • "Ankner's Aces" (Buddy Ankner)
1996 Five-Star Magic 26
Harry Riser The Legendary Five-Ace Poker Hand poker demonstration presentation for Assembly, three double facers
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 112
Harry Riser Royal Flush Assembly Royal Flush instead of the Aces used for Assembly, four double facers
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 120
Pablo Domenèch Ases, Ases... Y Ases Mc Donald Ace routine, with repetition of effect
Also published here
  • "Misdirection" 1988, p. 38.
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 63
Guy Hollingworth One-at-a-time Reverse Assembly quartet gimmick
1999 Quartet 20
Theodore DeLand The Four Ace Trick No. 37, "The LeRoy Four Ace Trick", three double facers
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 150
Ellis Stanyon The Four Ace Trick No. 53
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 186
Simon Aronson O'Aronson Aces O. Henry Aces plot (Ace Assembly), all four Aces appear in spectator's hand
2001 Try the Impossible 104
Simon Aronson Nosnora Aces Aces scatter back to respective packets at the end of Ace Assembly
2001 Try the Impossible 117
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Power Of Faith spectator selects three cards which match prediction, then assembly, four double facers
VariationsAlso published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 62
Karl Fulves Further Notes on "Magician Makes Good" and Mac McDonald's $100 Ace Routine
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 66
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Four Kings card thought of, then a spectator extracts it from pocket, three matching cards found, then assembly, four double facers
Also published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 68
Theodore DeLand DeLand's Four Ace Trick three double facers
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 71
Karl Fulves, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser With One Hand one-hand ace vanish with double facer in assembly routine, credit information
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 15
Gabi Pareras Los Ases Evanescentes - Ases de Caroline Mac Donalds Aces
Variations 2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 280
Wesley James April Fools' Aces "beta", McDonalds type routine with duplicate aces instead of double facers
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 28
Allan Ackerman The Prequel and Sequel aces transpose with card in pocket, McDonald's Aces is performed, aces travel to pockets, designed to ring double facers in and out
2005 Ackerman 2004 32
Brother John Hamman, Ron Bauer Final(ly) Aces multiple phases, poker presentation
Inspired by 2006 Final(ly) Aces 2
Jack Avis Ace Routine Handling routine with fake indices
2006 Rara Avis 18
Tony Noice Fastest Ever Ace Assembly three double facers
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 507
Tony Noice The MacNoice Aces three double facers
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 511
Jack Parker The Three Stooges Ace Assembly routine with three spectators involved, holding each packet (uses McDonald's Aces gaffs)
2007 52 Memories 179
Edward Marlo Marlo's Aces using three cards with half Ace and back on their backs, with variations
Also published here Sep. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 9) 26
Chris Mayhew Dairy Queens four double facers
2009 A Clockwork Apple 13
John Guastaferro Vino Aces McDonald's version
2010 One Degree 129
Román García Aplicaciones del WOW applications and ideas with Katsuya Masuda's WOW gimmick
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2010 Nanomagias 119
Jörg Alexander Weber FantASStisch gaff combo
Inspired by 2011 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 3 59
Joaquín Matas Asas Matas-Donalds Mac Donalds routine
Inspired by 2014 A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 111
Friedrich Roitzsch MacSwitch introduction for MacDonald Aces
2015 FFFF Lecture Notes 2015 3
Christoph Borer Mc Donalds
2016 21 95
Joaquín Matas McMoscas MacDonald routine, with blank cards and flies
Inspired by 2016 A Fuego Lento — Volumen II 111
Johnny Thompson The Assembly three double facers
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 172
Charlie Miller MacDonalds Clean-Up gathering the double facers during routine for easier clean-up
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 174
Johnny Thompson Adding the Gaffs for MacDonalds Aces, two methods
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 181
Tom Gagnon Dealing McDonald In using Throw Bottom Deals to ring in the double facers
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 331
Tom Gagnon Gagnon Ace Vanish with double facer
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 334
Tom Gagnon A McDonald Vanish with double facer
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 337
Pedro Bryce Ace Embly using seven cards
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 22