87 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation / by Magician / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Biseauté or Tapering Cards red-black application
1889 Tricks with Cards 39
Unknown Durch einen Griff die schwarzen Karten von den roten zu trennen No. 31, deck shown shuffled, colors separated with one cutting action
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Das präparierte Kartenspiel "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
making a stripper deck, applications: finding selections, Aces or separating reds and blacks
Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Unknown The Red and the Black colors shown separated, deck shuffled, still separated
1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 60
Charles T. Jordan Positions Unknown named cards are produced and deck separated into colors, stacked stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 273
Unknown To Separate the Red Cards from the Black basic stripper deck application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 263
Jack Vosburgh "Fifth Column" political story presentation
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 675
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 203
Roger Barkann Follow the Leaders routine with red/black effects
  • prediction of red / black relationship (Phoenix No. 1)
  • Out of this World (not explained)
  • Follow the Leader (not explained)
  • Slop Shuffle Color Separation
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 409
Warren Wiersbe, Bob Hummer Double Separation packet shuffled face-up face-down, then statement over condition made and colors separated
Inspired by 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 11
U. F. Grant Grant's Follow the Leader ten red and ten black cards mixed together, separate again, a bit unclear with dealing
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 10
Bob Hummer Matching the Colors Deck shuffled face up and face down, magician can separate into two piles containing the same number of face up cards. Alternative is to shuffle red and black cards.
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 17
Cliff Green General Delivery - Cards to the Pockets six cards, red black alternating, vanish and reappear color-separated from two different pockets
Variations 1961 Professional Card Magic 134
Bill Hendricks Red and Black shuffling red and black packets and then two faro shuffles
Inspired by 1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 70
Roy Walton An Illogical Conclusion four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually
1972 Tale Twisters 5
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half
June 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 528
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and four blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separate
Variations 1973 Notes From Underground 7
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #7 cards openly separated into suits, then shuffled together fairly with riffle shuffle, yet red-black colors remain separated
Also published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 790
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
Oct. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 816
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
Also published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 90
Karl Fulves Color Blind no-palm handling of Criss Cross, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for comment
Inspired by Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 822
Walt Lees Cull-A-Separation a red card and a black card are reversed in the deck and attract the other cards of the same color
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 46
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 214
Jerry Andrus The Psychiatric Shift separating four face up cards from for face down cards
1976 Andrus Card Control 37
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to 1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 15
Unknown The Red and the Blacks separating red and black cards
1976 The Big Book of Magic 94
Karl Fulves Quinary Colors five reds and five blacks are shuffled, one color penetrates table
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 214
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 254
Hannes Höller Trennen von Karten separating cards in a Stripper Deck
A. Trennen hinter dem Rücken
B. Kartentrennen am Tisch
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 43
Unknown Farbentrennen Rot-Schwarz performer separates red and black cards behind back
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 68
Erhard Liebenow Open Color Separation red card shuffled into black cards and eventually separate again
1978 Liebenow On Cards 18
Uriah Fuller Psi-Con performer separates reds and black cards from a shuffled deck
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 262) 1308
Steve Dobson "Incrediblack" odd-looking shuffle sequence separates deck in colors except selection
Nov. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 558
Karl Fulves Checkers "Two Tricks"
three reds and three blacks alternated, dealing procedure to separate colors or turn every other card over
1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1363
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Red and Black behind back
1982 Stripper / Konische Karten 4
Harvey Rosenthal Another Technicolor Oddity with five red and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 387
Unknown Para Separar Colores application D, color separation
1983 La Baraja Biselada 6
Karl Fulves Separating the Colors red/black alternating aces on top, two shuffles, separated; using block transfer
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 183
George Sands, Karl Fulves Criss Cross No. 48, simplified, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
Inspired by 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 62
Karl Fulves Odd Color Out No. 19, cards shuffled face-up/face-down via CATO by spectator, two selections made, performer handles cards and all face-up cards are red with a black selection and vice versa
Variations 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 27
Brother John Hamman The Disobedient Cards strange procedure and then colors are separated
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 81
Brother John Hamman The Final Shuffle alternating set-up, spectator overhand shuffles
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 84
Karl Fulves Sandbagged blue- and red-backed deck sprung in paper bag and shaken, performer then reaches in an produces one color until all are separated
Inspired byRelated to 1994 Crooked Tales 31
Michael Kaminskas Triumphant Return cards left and right of selection are sorted by color
1996 Miracle Material 7
Karl Fulves He Has Followers No. 1, spectator riffle shuffles once and then deals into two piles part of the deck, follow the leader type presentation for color separation, colors marked on backs
1997 Command Colors 2
Ken Krenzel Strip the Leader two leader card in front of two shuffled piles, they become black and red pile, follow the leader phase, they shuffle again by themselves, stripper deck
Related to 1997 Ingenuities 195
Karl Fulves The Specialist performer separates colors of shuffled deck
1998 Combo 23
Karl Fulves Code For Oracle two suits named and removed, performer separates them from the back
1998 Combo 25
Karl Fulves The Lady Thinks shuffled deck, psychic from other side of room tells how cards should be dealt to separate reds from blacks
Related to 1998 Combo 27
Karl Fulves Expansionism memorizing color sequence of 32 cards, but really only sixteen
Related to 1998 Combo 38
Karl Fulves After Hummer separating reds and blacks behind back, involving a layout on a grid on the table by spectator
1998 Combo 46
Ellis Stanyon To Separate Red from Black Cards No. 4
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 209
Michael Boden Deck Memorization Out of This World with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, g=Gilbreath
Also published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 72
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
  • Notes on the Gilbreath Principle
Also published here 2000 Card File Two 62
Simon Aronson Color Separation Variation on UnDo Influence to leave deck color separated
Inspired by 2001 Try the Impossible 10
Paul Curry Never in a Lifetime two shuffled halves, magician does the same as spectator, both separate cards into red and black
Also published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 298
Bob Kohler The Deck That Can't Be Shuffled deck separates into reds and blacks repeatedly despite shuffling, using Daryl's Triumph Display
2001 Kardz 1
R. Paul Wilson Antipathy red and black cards riffle shuffled together and "unshuffled" again, using Engblom's Anti-Faro
2001 Omerta 7
Karl Fulves The Rule For Red different handling than CATO, switching two cards
Inspired by 2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 262
Lee Asher The Continental Divide deck is shown mixed, instantly separates in reds and blacks
Related to 2002 Penumbra (Issue 3) 2
Jerry K. Hartman Further On "The Continental Divide" additional thoughts
Inspired by 2002 Penumbra (Issue 4) 17
Jerry K. Hartman Color Scheming deck is shown mixed, instantly separates in reds and blacks
Inspired by 2003 Penumbra (Issue 5) 15
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Uncertain Separation after some mixing the cards are eventually sorted either red/black or picture/spots, pseudo-CATO
Variations 2004 Diamonds from Coal 95
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Indeterminate Conclusion same with two selections ending up in opposite group, pseudo-CATO
Inspired by 2004 Diamonds from Coal 97
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle
2005 Combo II 80
Karl Fulves The Greek's Game color of twelve cards named by magician, betting presentation, see also p. 99 for further notes
2005 Combo II 13
Karl Fulves A Trick Of Memory red-black even-money swindle
2005 Combo II 29
Karl Fulves Cue Cards openly removed marker cards help with memorizing Combo numbers
Related toVariations 2005 Combo II 35
Karl Fulves Slick Slate color separation with performer and spectator, lines on slate help remembering Combo numbers, see also p. 102 for further notes
2005 Combo II 37
Karl Fulves The Russian Test performer guaranteed to get better than average score in color sorting without seeing any faces at all, see also p. 104 for further notes
2005 Combo II 55
Robin Robertson Using the Stack red-black separation with stack
2005 Combo II 63
Karl Fulves Mirasequel performer separates the mixed pile at the end of Miraskill
2005 Combo II 66
Gregory Wilson, Ron Wilson The Trick That Sucks card travels from red half to black half, inspired by Ron Wilson's "Highland Hop"
Inspired by 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 497
Lennart Green The Remote Control I color guessing together with spectator, performer is always right
Variations 2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 34
Hector Chadwick Reds and Blacks Performer divines red/black from spectator shuffled deck
Inspired by 2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 85
Lennart Green The Remote Control II version with all four suits
Inspired by 2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 35
Karl Fulves Cutting The Colors two halves, spectator cuts each, top and bottom cards taken, repeated, taken cards are separated in color
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 398
Lewis Jones, Jerry K. Hartman Sorted apparently performer sorts deck in colors and suits to find selection, inspired by Hartman's "He Whose Half Lasts" (Card Dupery)
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 138
Jason Ladanye The Set-Up red-black separated cards shuffled, separate again, teaching-presentation
2013 Confident Deceptions 83
John Wilson Outer This World performer divines color of top thirteen cards of shuffled deck
Inspired by 2016 You and Me and the Devil Makes Three — Volume II 19
Frank Fogg Out Of This Spread Cards that spectator select will always be of opposite color from magician's selections
2017 A New Angle 55
Harapan Ong The Incomplete Strip-Out Stripping cards out from a tapered deck with an unsquared deck

  • Shuffle stacking sandwich demo: shuffling selection between two Jokers
  • Full deck red-black separation
  • Oil and Water: Spectator separates the colors themselves
2017 A New Angle 151
Pepe Lirrojo Out of this order cards are separated in red and black by performer, except two selections
2019 Some Different Stuff 2
Steve Forte Dealing The "Snake" fake demo in which high and low cards are apparently separated with snake crimp
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1018
Steve Forte These Cards Are Marked! high-low separation, using one-way
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1027
Steve Beam Full Stop performer remembers order of cards and deals them face down in multiple piles, spectator stops four times and cards are turned over, deck is separated into red black at the end with four mistakes
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 69