108 entries in Cards / Sleights / Controls / Single Card Controls / Peek forms
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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
Jack Merlin Side Slide Palm and Flesh Frip side palm after a peek
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 5
Unknown Peek first finger, then transferred to fourth finger "as usual"
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 26
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
Oscar Weigle Nu-Locato key card placement after peek
1939 Do That Again! 39
Unknown The Peek Crimp
1940 Expert Card Technique 91
Unknown The Specator Peek Improved
1940 Expert Card Technique 93
Unknown After the Spectator Peek
1940 Expert Card Technique 94
Unknown The Spectator Peek - The Last Word third finger break
1940 Expert Card Technique 94
Unknown The Spectator Peek in context of "missed" peek
1940 Expert Card Technique 411
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 Peek Handling old fashioned
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 253
Jean Irving Peek
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 70) 286
Unknown Improved Peek
1946 Card Control 33
Warren Wiersbe Peek! delayed control with step fan
Variations 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 15
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
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
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
Edward Marlo Technique of the Peek basic peek handling with riffling
1952 Control Systems 5
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 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 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 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
Unknown Spectator's Peek spectator opens deck
1953 Card Man Stuff 14
Cy Endfield The Spectator's Glimpse Fingertip-Grip for Demo
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 21
Edward Marlo Peek Handling
1957 Side Steal 2
Unknown Peek Technique
1959 Cardmanship 3
Dai Vernon Riffled Thought break
1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 12
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
Nate Leipzig Peek Control spectator opens the deck
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 26
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
Eddie Joseph My Card Peek spectator peeks himself
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 21
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 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
Dr. Jacob Daley Peek Key Control setting key next to peeked card
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 107
Eddie Fechter, Edward Marlo The Estimation Peek
Related toAlso published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 169
Martin A. Nash Milking the Peek from the break
1975 Ever So Sleightly 62
Harry Lorayne The Peek Lap directly after spectator's peek
1975 Afterthoughts 37
Ken Krenzel The Peek Corner Crimp
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 77
Ken Krenzel "Breakless" Peek handling with immediate table spread
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 137
Edward Marlo Out of Control Control "How It Appears" one handed peek, instantly given out for shuffling, using one handed center crimp
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 50
Edward Marlo Control Throw-Offs in foreword, magician thinks he follows control of card
  • First Approach
  • Second Approach
  • Third Approach (with riffle shuffle)
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4
Paul LePaul Peek Finesse fingertip convincer
1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 18
Unknown Basic Peek Technique
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 38
Unknown Spectator Peek
1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 23
Michael Ammar Peek Justification
1980 The Command Performance — Premier Issue 9
Karl Fulves Peek Technique
1981 Side Steal 20
Karl Fulves Other Peek Techniques letting a spectator peek at a card
1981 Side Steal 23
Fred Lowe The Ghost Break alternative for pinky break
1982 Card Finesse 48
Steven Kuske Location card peeked at in case is found
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1053
Pascal Monmoine Peek Crimp crimping peeked card
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 619
Ben Harris Peek Finesse featuring a break display
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 491
Arthur Gross, Frederick Braue The Peek Card Knowledge book break glimpse after peek
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 14
Unknown Another Peek glimpse after spectator's peek behind back
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 15
T. Nelson Downs Downs Sidesteal first finger break
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 15
Unknown Peek and Sidesteal
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 17
Unknown Peek Key Card Placement
Oct. 1987 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1) 40
Edward Marlo A Marlo Control using step handling, with tapping on table
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 265
Unknown The "Peek" Location
1988 My Latest Book 65
Justin Higham One-Hand Peek
Variations 1988 Utility Card Sleights 13
Justin Higham One-Hand Svengali Peek cards in secret incomplete faro condition
Inspired by 1988 Utility Card Sleights 13
Dr. Jacob Daley The Hair's-Breadth Stall delaying a control
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 39
Justin Higham One Hand Peek Control
Inspired by May 1989 Inside Out (Issue 6) 11
Justin Higham Spectator Peek Location with pre-set break and distance from break is counted
Related to May 1989 Inside Out (Issue 6) 11
Roger Crosthwaite, Harry Lorayne Side Swipe simplified handling for Crosthwaite's Longitudinal Peek Steal/Control
1990 Trend Setters 165
Ken Krenzel Free-Form Peek Control refinements to standard peek control
1990 Close-up Impact! 177
Ken Krenzel Slide Steal inspired by Crosthwaite's "LTP Peek", fingertip side steal after peek
1990 Close-up Impact! 180
Edward Marlo Fingertip Side Steals four methods
1990 That's It 1
Roger Klause The Breakout Display bending deck and displaying it resting on fingers of one hand
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 117
Edward Marlo Drop Cut Control placing key next to peeked at card during running cut
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 3
Gary Kurtz The Spectator Peek And Glimpse spectator peeks himself, then three handlings for the glimpse
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 35
Harry Riser Peek Handling
1993 Workers Number 3 53
Eddie Fechter Imperfection Peek
1993 Fechter 35
Eddie Fechter Estimation Peek
Also published here 1993 Fechter 255
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method A "Technical Roots"
Inspired byRelated to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 48
Roger Crosthwaite Variation One: Verbal Stop Technique peek-type selection, dressed as think-a-card
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 49
Peter Duffie Peek Break Technique for getting break above selection
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 258
Unknown The Peek Control including a method for letting the spectator peek
1995 Card College — Volume 1 72
Roberto Giobbi Peek Check Points selling peeked card as thought-of card
1995 Card College — Volume 1 74
Doug Edwards Sneaky Peek interesting peek procedure
Aug. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 8) 2686
Roger Crosthwaite LTP Peek Steal directly into LTP
1999 Arcardia 147
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force with an Ordinary Pack No. 11, stopping shortly at middle of riffle and holding break, spectator hopefully remembers the only card he sees
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Justin Higham Fine Step Control post-peek step control
1999 Collected Card Notes 17
Justin Higham Note on the Riffle Peek on picking up the break
1999 Collected Card Notes 31
Unknown The Peek
2001 New Card Controls 51
Unknown Basic Peek Selection
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 48
Eddie Fechter Peek Gambit "did you get one?"
2004 Enchantments 78
Bruce Cervon Cut Control after peek with charlier cut
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 7
Bruce Cervon Trap Door Control Peek Control with One Handed Cut
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 10
Benjamin Earl Refined Peek Technique peek and glimpse
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 16
Chad Nelson Peep Control card peeked at and then cut into center, spectator pushes it in
Inspired by 2010 Strolling Controls 5
Ryan Schlutz Pivotal Peek after spectator's peek
2011 Making the Cut 7
Dave Buck Peeping Palm Diagonal Palm Shift from peek
Inspired by 2011 If An Octopus Could Palm 34
Shane Cobalt Peek Handling deck higher in hand as usual
2012 CTRL 11
Benjamin Earl Peeked Card as Thought-of Card
Related to 2016 Psychologica 9
Johnny Thompson Spectator's Peek
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 265
Shane Cobalt From The Peek DPS from peek, with original peek handling
Inspired by 2019 The Acorn Notes 38
Larry Jennings New Peek Control end-for-end turnover with step
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 398