118 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Paper Clip & Cards
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Long Card impromptu long card with paper clip
1938 Greater Magic 477
Russell T. Barnhart, Edward Marlo Clipped card is paper-clipped, clip finds selection
1947 Marlo In Spades 39
Frank Garcia Garcia's Clip It monte, card marked with paper clip
Also published here 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 258) 1030
Edward Marlo A Variation with Effect... Card with paper clip on changes
1954 Miracle Card Changes 9
Bill Simon Twice Clipped two mate predictions, cards clipped together with paper clips
Variations 1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 300) 1199
Audley Walsh Paper Clip Climax
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 17
Frank Garcia Clip It monte, card marked with paper clip
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 170
Edward Marlo Clipped Aces four cards with paper clip on them transform into aces
1961 Card Switches 58
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Necronomicron prediction paper clipped to indifferent card, see also p. 864 for comment by Fulves
Related to
  • p. 20 for idea by Gari Diringer
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Paper Clip Slide Switch paper clip slides from one card to another with paper
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Walt Maddison Clip Change card clipped with two paper clips changes into selection
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 395/396) 409
Karl Fulves Paper Clip Holdout inside case
Related to
  • p. 122 for idea by George Blake
Variations
July 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 112
Sid Lorraine, Karl Fulves Modified Paper Clip Holdout inside case
Inspired by Sep. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 122
Audley Walsh Three Card Monte one card is marked with matchbook or paper clip
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 67
Frank Csuri Clipped card change, with paper clip
1972 The Living End 4
Jack Vosburgh Clip paper clip vanishes and is found on selection in the deck
1972 The Living End 98
Frank Garcia Clip Monte using paper clip for final phase
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 75
Karl Fulves Wired Thot performer puts a paper clip on thought of ace
Related to 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 28
Karl Fulves Klip Notes notes, techniques, ideas with paper clips and cards
  • Add-On Technique
  • Flap Card Technique
  • Paper Clip Problems (4)
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 32
Karl Fulves Sample Effect folded blank card changes into signed selection, optional with paper clip
May 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 740
Rick Johnsson, Dai Vernon, Jerry Mentzer Optical Move with Paper Clip
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 144
Karl Fulves Flying Clipper joker with paper clip and aces in case, chosen ace penetrates table with clip on, case with slit
Related to 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 62
Karl Fulves Paper-Clip Variation queen rises to top of two-card packet, other card changes
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 101
Karl Fulves The Cage Effect visible sandwich, sandwich cards are placed perpendicular on deck, when lifted top card is between them
  • Notes On The Handling
  • Added Notes (impromptu method, paper clip addition)
Related to 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 117
Roger Smith Paper Clip Surprise card peeked in IF condition, paper clip appears clipped to selection
Inspired by
  • "Fast Clip" (Roger Smith, Linking Ring, May 1975, Vol. 55 No. 3)
Variations
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 14
Roger Smith Open Paper Clip Surprise card openly paper clipped, card chosen in IF condition turns out to be clipped card
Inspired by 1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 14
Karrell Fox "Clippety-Slip" card with paper clip on it thrown to table, it changes into selection, throw-change with paper clip
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 73
Edward Marlo Clipped Transposition one card is paper clipped
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 287
Edward Marlo Paper Clip Miracle Changes note
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 157
Karl Fulves Evilopes five cards and envelopes, spectator paper clips one card, all in envelopes, selection vanishes from envelope leaving clip behind
1977 Impromptu Holdouts 10
Karrell Fox The "Signa-Tare" Card Illusion card signed on face and torn face-up into quarters, restores except for one fitting quarter
1977 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 8) 1
Bruce Elliott, Frank Garcia Clip Monte card marked with paper clip
1978 Don't Bet On It 89
Edward Marlo More Card Switches two methods, also with paper clip on card
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 254
Karl Fulves Paper Clip Holdout inside case
1979 Card Under Glass 94
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman A Monte for the Unemployed duplicates, paper clip
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 71
Karl Fulves More Notes Yet notes on the Interlock principle
(A) No-Break approach
(B) alternate procedure
(C) switch with double card
(D) paper clip addition, paper clip version of Hofzinser problem
(E) connection to Tilt
(F) allusion to Haunted Pack set-up with Interlock
Related to 1980 Interlock 59
Karl Fulves Endings
  • 5 card fooler idea, trick in which 5 stepped cards are printed on cardboard the the queen must be paper clipped from other side
  • oil & water packet paper clipped and one color becomes free
1980 Color Quik 48
Michael Ammar The Clip Card Vanish vanishing torn pieces of card in paper clip
  • Alternate Handling
Also published here 1980 Encore I 27
Bob Hummer, Martin Gardner Paper Clip Discovery chosen cards found to be paper clipped together with a message on them
Also published here
  • "Paper Clip Discovery" in Martin Gardner's "Cut the Cards" 1942
1981 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 118
Wayne Dobson Tunnel Vision queen between jokers is paper clipped and changes into joker
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 61
Edward Marlo The Un-Stapled Cards two faced Cards change place with 2 other faces cards
Inspired by 1983 Marlo without Tears 296
Karl Fulves No-Gaff Brainwave paper clip vanishes and appears around named four-of-a-kind, using comb type gaff which allows to locate any card in the deck open index like
Inspired by
  • "Card Trick" (Clinton Burgess, Magic And Its Professors, Evans, 1902)
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 114
Sol Stone Clipped Again paper clip
Related to July 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 940
Bob Farmer Clip Miracle Monte variation of Takagi's "Miracle Monte" with paper clip
1984 Epoptica (Issue 6) 393
Jay Sankey Once is Never Enough two jokers paper clipped face to face transpose with 2 signed selections
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 56
Ken Krenzel Incredible Full Deck Levitation paper clip gimmick
1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 1
Karl Fulves Non-Working Trix #3 several cards torn in half and paper-clipped together, chosen pair is put in glass and restores
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 49) 226
Karrell Fox "Karrell's Klipper" deck with signed selection in paper bag, yarn with paper clip at end used to fish out selection
1988 My Latest Book 108
Edward Marlo Clipped Thought spectator thinks of an Ace and performer puts paper clip on correct Ace behind his back, three phases, plot suggested by Tom Wright, with variation and ESP suggestion
Also published here
  • The New Tops, June 1963
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 1
Bill Woodfield Woodfield Clip Transfer
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 6
Doug Edwards Clipped at Monte using paper Clip
Nov. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 11) 1707
Martin Gardner MG Trio #3 orientation of head on QS and KH used for monte type guessing game, turning on vertical or horizontal axis ("The principle behind this trick has floated around a while.")
Variations 1989 Prototype 20
Karl Fulves Longitudinal Aces paper clip on top card, deck set on table, when spectator turns over top card with clip it changed into previous selection or
(B) into the four Aces
(C) into named Ace
Variations 1989 The Multiple Shift 24
Jay Sankey "#*@!" folded paper clipped card turns out to be later signed selection
Related toVariations 1990 100% Sankey 36
Michael Ammar Clip Card Vanish vanishing torn pieces of card in paper clip
Also published here 1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 54
Tomo Maeda Ambitious Clip paper clip is placed on the ambitious card
1992 Five Times Five - Japan 31
Karl Fulves Wire Room packet placed in case, selection paper clipped to top of case, cards removed until stopped, this card is forced and matches clipped selection, two methods
Related to 1992 Deceptive Practices 7
Karl Fulves Fly by Wire card paper clipped to case as prediction, card chosen from cased cards matches prediction, clip vanishes an reappears at mates with other color
1992 Deceptive Practices 17
Karl Fulves Wire Copy paper-clipped AS in center changes into selection
1992 Deceptive Practices 32
Karl Fulves Wire Service paper clip transferred from AS to other card which then changes into AS
1992 Deceptive Practices 56
Jed B. Smith Clipped Escape although cards are fixed with paper clip
Nov. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 11) 2289
Karl Fulves Sacked Notes multiple cards variation of "Sacked", problem of having named card in paper back with odd back
Related to 1994 Crooked Tales 12
Edward Marlo Clipper Passage top card paper clipped and placed in table, transforms into selection
1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 24
Karl Fulves Clipped Blocks stacking exercise for thick block hold-backs using paper clips
1995 Setting Up Exercises 31
Guy Hollingworth A Stationary Assembly paper clip, double facers, backfire
1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 27
Guy Hollingworth Jacket Addition using paper clip & magnet
1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 26
Guy Hollingworth Stationary Card Magic using paper clip
1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 22
Guy Hollingworth Jacket Ditch using paper clip & magnet
1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 26
Nick Trost Mini Match two chosen mini cards match paper clipped predictions of normal sized cards
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 190
U. F. Grant Grant Switch Switch mini cards that are paper clipped on opposite sides of poker sized card, in the action of revealing the faces
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 191
Nick Trost Klip Joint Two chosen mini cards match two paper clipped prediction cards
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 203
Guy Hollingworth The Homing Card paper clip
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 106
Guy Hollingworth An Ace Assembly paper clip, backfire
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 96
Guy Hollingworth Cannibal Cards paper clip, outlined Routine
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 114
Guy Hollingworth Jacket Addition using paper clip & magnet
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 95
Guy Hollingworth The Control of Chosen Cards paper clip
Related to 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 89
Guy Hollingworth Jacket Ditching using paper clip & magnet
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 95
Guy Hollingworth Paper Clip Strike
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 94
Joshua Jay Card, Clip, Gasp Spectator names a card, paperclipped folded card shown to be it
Inspired by 1999 Magic Atlas 107
Joshua Jay A Preposterous Paperclip Problem Indifferent cards placed in paperclip change into Jokers, then paperclip suddenly grows larger than the card
1999 Magic Atlas 110
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note simplified Travellers with only one palm, four Aces are paper clipped and put in trouser pocket, then removed from different pockets
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 35
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note version of the game with paper-clipped pairs, another version without a system given posed as problem
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 64
Ellis Stanyon The "Key" Card Forcing and Self-shifting Pack No. 20, having a piece of metal around one end of a card (similar to paper clip) as key card
  • The "Waterfall" Shuffle (with the key card)
  • Dispensing with the "Key"
  • "Bridging"
  • To Force any Two Cards (performer cuts apparently randomly)
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 203
Guy Hollingworth A Stationary Assembly paper clip, double facers, backfire
2000 Excerpts 22
Guy Hollingworth Jacket Addition using paper clip & magnet
2000 Excerpts 21
Guy Hollingworth Stationary Card Magic using paper clip
2000 Excerpts 17
Guy Hollingworth Jacket Ditch using paper clip & magnet
2000 Excerpts 21
Karl Fulves Unsolved Disappearances two cards paper clipped face to face on deck, top half cut and turned over, spread and cards next to clipped cards remembered, they vanish and now are the clipped cards
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 145
Karl Fulves At Stake four jacks and paper clip in envelope, spectator names any jack and this has clip on when removed
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 166
Karl Fulves Clip through Card effect problems in which a straightened paper clip penetrates a cased card or impales a card
Related to 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 168
Karl Fulves Vampire Slayer Ace of Spades with paper clip is used to turn Four of Hearts over on table, Four of Hearts now is duplicate Ace of Spades with another clip on, with alternate gaff
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 169
Paul Curry, John Scarne, Myles Lyons, Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine
  • Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
  • Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
  • Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
  • Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
  • Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
  • Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
  • Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
  • Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
  • Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45
Karl Fulves Subliminal Force No. 49, one of ten cards selected by putting paper clip on it, "You will choose the only red card", for correction see "Lady in Red"
Variations 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 113
Karl Fulves Lady In Red one of ten cards selected by putting paper clip on it, "You will choose the only red card"
Inspired by 2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 244
Karl Fulves Clip Addition Aces outjogged, paper clip put on them, stripped out and put on deck, then on table, one is switched
2003 Off The Books (Issue 10) 211
Wesley James From Jacket to Lap packet secretly paper clipped, apparently put in sleeve, then dropped to lap
2004 Enchantments 137
Karl Fulves Clip Fed "Cut & Clip"
paper clip appears at selection
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 344
Howard Hamburg Clip Ambicioso card with paper clip comes to top, clipped card transposes with another card
Also published here 2008 El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 6) 102
Howard Hamburg Clipped card with paper clip comes to top, clipped card transposes with another card
Related toAlso published here 2009 The "D" Notes 27
Tom Stone Occhamman Now! "signed card", isolated card marked with paper clip
2011 Maelstrom 171
Tom Stone Paper Clip Switch
2011 Maelstrom 177
Guy Hollingworth Pendulum Holdout paper clip
2015 Renovations 20
Adrian Vega El juego que yo haría a W. Thomas after a number gag with fingers under handkerchief a card is named and performer has this card in hand folded and held together with a paper clip
2017 Area 52 11
Tom Gagnon Mystery Card unknown card with paper clip set aside, card signed and lost, deck placed on clipped card, deck spread and gathered, card shown to be selection
Variations 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 86
Tom Gagnon Clip Load Gagnon Spread Control into paper clipped card
Related to 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 88
Tom Gagnon Mystery Card Revisited different handling
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 89
Tom Gagnon Clipped Sandwich card appears sandwiched between two paper clipped cards, spread loading technique
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 91
Tom Gagnon Shorty's Holdout two bills with paper clip on them set aside, selection appears in them, loading with ribbon spread
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 93
Tom Gagnon Clipped Triple Prediction three cards with paper clip on them, turn out to be later selections
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 95
Tom Gagnon Twice Clipped Improved two cards predicted with cards from other deck, paper-clipped pairs
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 97
Tom Gagnon Burglar's Big Break Out Jacks put into deck reversed one by one and then travel to Joker with paper clip on it, using Gagnon Spread Control, handkerchief as cover in last phase
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 100
Tom Gagnon Clipped Thought unknown card with paper clip set aside, it turns out to be named Ace, then changes to another named Ace, then all Aces are in clip, ribbon spread techniques used
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 104
Tom Gagnon Clip Joint black Kings with paper clip on them put aside, signed selection appears between them, ribbon spread techniques
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 109
Tom Gagnon Clipped Transposition paper clipped card on table transposes with reversed card in deck, ribbon spread handling, optional double backer
Related to 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 112
Tom Gagnon Four the Hard Way paper clipped and signed Joker put aside, transposes with four Kings in center of deck
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 116
Tom Gagnon Easy Rider Clip Load with Marlo's Miracle Spread
Related to 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 121
Tom Gagnon Clipped Exchange card from pocket transposes with paper clipped in hand, duplicate
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 122
Tom Gagnon Loewy Palm from Paper Clipped Double
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 124