168 entries in Cards / Sleights / Switches / Deck & Thick Packet Switches / Technical / Miscellaneous
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Pochette-Profonde Switch
1876 Modern Magic 119
Unknown To Change one Pack for another special pockets (pochette) at trousers & profonde, multiple methods
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 34
Unknown Die Kartenservante No. 11, deck switch with servante behind chair
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 80
Unknown Deck Switch optionally at table, with vest or behind chair with servante
Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 138
Unknown Erklärung zum Vertauschen eines Kartenspiels a. Mit Servante (deck switch with chair servante)
b. Ohne Servante (using holder under vest)
Sep. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Unknown Dummy Card in Handkerchief faking presence of deck while it is switched
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 35
Unknown Vertauschen eines Kartenspieles vermittelst Servante deck switch with servante behind chair
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 176
Unknown Vertauschen eines Kartenspieles vermittelst Klammer deck switch using holder at body
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 177
Unknown Deck Switch Subtlety adding a card and showing it by accident, switched-in deck has same card on face
Feb. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6) 93
Carl Willmann Karten-Servante servante on table or behind chair
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 10
Carl Willmann Willmann's Kartenklammer card holder at table edge or behind prop, for switching deck
Related to Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 25
Carl Willmann Willmann's Kartenklammer further designs for deck holders that can be attached to a table or chair, and a holder for body loading, deck vanish via pull
Related to Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 42
Unknown Deck Switch profonde pocket
1897 New Era Card Tricks 62
Unknown The Card Servante behind chair or similar
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 149
Unknown Hausmittel gegen Dilettanten-Schmerzen "By E. C., Munich", intro on amateurs vs. professionals, devil's handkerchief, switching deck application
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 22
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Ueber Vertauschung von Kartenspielen on switching decks, using pockets and vest
Related to June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 87
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Ueber Vertauschung von Kartenspielen part two on deck switches
Related to July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 99
Hans Meckel Die Cigarrenkiste im Dienste der Magie "by E. C. from Munich", two ideas to use a cigar box to switch something or to use it as a servante
Related to July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 103
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Ueber Vertauschung von Kartenspielen II. more on switching decks, on multiple deck switches in a performance (up to six decks), giving a possible routining with six decks
Related to Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 116
Unknown Kartenspiele zu vertauschen
  • deck switch by pushing one in vest and the other comes threaded out of sleeve
  • card clip
  • deck vanish with pull
  • deck switch by getting rid of deck in left hand and taking new deck with right hand while back is turned
Related to 1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 151
Unknown Die Kartentasche "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
secret pockets on back of trouser
May 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 5) 68
Unknown Deck Switch behind Chair with servante behind chair
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 43
Unknown Sleeve Switch one deck pocketed, other taken out of sleeve
Related to 1900 Der Amateurzauberer 87
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Ein Hülfsmittel zum Vertauschen kleiner Gegenstände holder for inside of jacket, deck switch application
Oct. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 155
Emil Clauß, Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Halbfertige Ideen tray for switching
Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 16
Professor Hoffmann Deck Switch with Cigar-Box or similar item
1903 Later Magic 29
Unknown Kartenklammer, zum Vertauschen von Kartenspielen "by C. K., Hannover", card clip at pull to hold a deck for a deck switch
Variations May 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 70
Unknown Zur Kartenklammer, zum Vertauschen von Kartenspielen variation of the card clip
Inspired by June 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 6) 83
Unknown Deck Switch with Handkerchief
1909 The Art of Magic 69
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Deck Switch with short decks (32 cards each)
1910 Kartenkünste 80
Joseph Michael Hartz Deck Switch into profonde and from under vest
1911 Later Magic 707
Joseph Michael Hartz Deck Switch into profonde and from under vest
1911 Magical Titbits 166
Stanley Collins Deck Switch with case, shell
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 29
Charles T. Jordan Packet Switch using deck, on outstretched hand
1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 13
Oswald Rae A Visible Servante hat to switch decks
1928 Sub Rosa 11
Al Baker Pocket Switch twice in context
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 83
U. F. Grant Switching Case cigar box sized box on table with opening, see page 3 for handling
1936 The Gambler's Expose Act 1
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 3. Al Baker's Method No. 1 pocket work
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Unknown Switching Packs seven methods with pockets, servantes, ...
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 248
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch brief
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Al Baker Pocket Gesture Deck Switch
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 237
Capt. J.E. Stone II. Using a Hat and Blindfold
1938 Greater Magic 206
Capt. J.E. Stone III. Using a Handkerchief and Coat Pocket
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 207
Capt. J.E. Stone IV. Using a Cardcase and Coat Pocket
1938 Greater Magic 207
Capt. J.E. Stone VI. Using a Prepared Cardcase deck shell
1938 Greater Magic 208
Robert Parrish Cover Card Deck Switch apparently red and blue deck (= red deck with blue cover card), cover dragged over to other deck
1939 Do That Again! 33
Unknown Deck Switching Servante mention
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 491
Unknown Card Case for Pocket Switch
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 85
Roger Barkann, Richard Himber Duolette device for switching decks
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 119
Bruce Elliott Changing Tray Substitute
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 119
Unknown The Hat Switch deck dropped in hat and dropped out again
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 1
Howard Thurston The Thurston Switch deck switch with assistant, here in context of rising card trick
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 3
Unknown The Egg-Bag Switch no motivation given
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 5
Unknown The Chinese Switch with tray and assistant
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 6
Unknown Another Handkerchief Switch as handkerchief is removed from pocket
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 9
Unknown The Paper Switch with a pile of paper sheets as cover
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 10
Unknown "One More Trick" Switch
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 11
Unknown The Hip-Pocket Switch deck placed behind back for some reason
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 11
Unknown Combination Coat and Vest-Pocket Switch when turned to the side a bit
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 12
Unknown Change-Bag Switch no motivation given
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 12
Unknown The Card Servante servante behind chair, as chair is moved around
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 14
Unknown The Vest-Pocket Switch as spectator shows chosen card around and back is turned
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 15
Unknown Another Vest-Pocket Switch deck apparently placed from hand to hand while turned to side
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 15
Unknown Standard Card-Tray Switch tray secretly turned over
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 16
Unknown The Writing-Tablet Switch under cover of writing something with a writing pad
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 16
Walter B. Gibson Switched while doing fan manipulations, in two parts
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 63) 258
Unknown Deck Switch behind Card Stand deck holder and servante attached
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 99
Roy Benson Deck Switches on table with handkerchief
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 326) 112
Unknown Packet Switch top card is slipped form one half to the other
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 158
Patrick Page To Switch One Small Object for Another explained with balls as a color change, also as deck switch
1966 The Topit Handbook 4
Al Koran One-and-a-Half Card Case
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 74
Don Nielson Supremo Deck Switch gag with light switch on card case
Related to
  • p. 146 for comment by Lu Brent
Oct. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Visible Deck Switch two decks held together, both with three-sided double-color cases
Nov. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 134
Martin A. Nash A Deck Switch secret pocket in jacket
1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 17
Alan Shaxon Switching a Pack of Cards
1970 My Kind of Magic 24
Dai Vernon Cold Deck Exchange Deck switch with Topit
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 225
Unknown The Pocket Switch deck switch in pocket
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 119
Danny Korem Scary Deck Switch pendulum holdout
1978 The Upside Down Toppit 17
Edward Marlo, Frank Pemper Joker Switch jokers forgotten on table
Related toVariations 1978 Arch Triumphs 44
Roger Smith A Simple Routine suggested routine of previous tricks with Ace through Five of a suit with simple switch in pocket
1978 The Ultimate Card Book No. 4 10
Unknown Stand-up Deck Switch
1979 CardMagic 112
Edward Marlo First Switch, Second Switch, Third Switch card, packet or deck switch, lapping or palm to palm, Tenkai palm
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 213
Derek Dingle Standup Sleightless Deck Switch
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 196
Derek Dingle Two Fisted Deck Switch
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 198
Thomas Alan Waters Hexchange inside pocket
Related to 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 501
Juan Tamariz Double Crossing the Gaze Switch
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 423
Randy Tanner The Rubber Band Deck Switch accidentally breaking rubber band
Related to 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 76
Danny Korem The Korem Deck Switch as deck is put in case, pendulum holdout
1985 Korem without Limits 170
Unknown Half-Deck Switch Hellis Switch with Overhand Shuffle cover
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 28
Unknown Switch to stacked deck with pockets and body turn
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Larry Jennings Wallet Deck Switch DECK travels to wallet except selection
Related to 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 179
Jay Sankey Dump Switch deck dumped out of bigger case
1986 Sankey Panky 48
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch
1986 Sankey Panky 71
Larry Jennings Wallet Deck Switch deck travels to wallet except selection
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 1
Steve Draun The Practical Deck Switch pocket
Also published here 1987 The Magic of Steve Draun 23
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch
1989 Williamson's Wonders 71
Daryl Martinez Pocket Search Switch
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 76
Alex Elmsley, Alexander de Cova Der Alex Elmsley Kartenspiel-Austausch Elmsley's switch with applications
Related to 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 7
Alex Elmsley The Climax Pack Switch
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 143
Alex Elmsley The Empty-handed Pack Switch
Related toVariations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 145
Alexander de Cova Deck Switch Case box that contains two decks
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 69
Steve Draun The Practical Deck Switch pocket
Related toAlso published here 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 85
Unknown Switching Decks handkerchief cover
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 96
Alexander de Cova Deck Switch Case box that contains two decks
1993 Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 13
Alex Elmsley Pocket Deck Switch with description of psychology
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 450
Unknown Nail File or Pencil for Exchanging Decks as pen is taken out of inside pocket
1994 More Greater Magic 1238
Unknown Deck Switch using pockets
1994 More Greater Magic 1239
Darwin Ortiz Pocket Deck Switch classic switch
1995 Cardshark 88
Robert Parrish The Rising Cards using a Martin clockwork deck, featuring deck switch in a case when glass is removed from it
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 41
Gene Maze Hello Stranger named card has different back, ungaffed
Mar. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2625
Tommy Wonder The Two-Pocket Deck Switch
Related toVariations 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 152
Michael Skinner Pocket Packet Switch brief, at end of a routine
1996 Miracles with Cards 61
Larry Jennings Pocket Deck Switch classic switch
1997 Jennings '67 124
Simon Lovell The Switch deck switch during a non-card trick in pocket
1997 Simon Says! 83
Guy Hollingworth Hollow Envelopes Dummy Switch
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 268
Andrew Wimhurst The Acme Pocket Switcher divider for switching deck in trouser pocket
1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 3
David Regal Fool 'Em If You Got 'Em Box of cigarettes changes into box of chewing gum
1999 Close-Up & Personal 83
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Pack No. 6, as handkerchief is removed from pocket, or Stanyon's servante behind chair
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 87
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Pack at the Breast Pockets No. 19, pocket choreography with body turn
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 266
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Pack in the Tail Pocket No. 20
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 266
Andrew Wimhurst The Acme Pocket Switcher cardboard divider for in-pocket-switches
2001 Jiggery Pokery 2
Karl Fulves The Deck is Stacked chapter intro, simple "let me show you one more" deck switch
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Mark Lewis Switching a Deck
  • performing a non-card trick
  • under a newspaper
  • taking handkerchief from pocket to wipe sweat
2001 The Long and the Short of it 35
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Deck Switch two methods
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 116
John Carney Chair Deck Switch behind chair
2002 The Book of Secrets 312
Al Baker Switching The Deck pocket
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 519
Wesley James Inside Pocket Switch
Related to 2004 Enchantments 440
Barrie Richardson The Legal Switch-pad deck switched as it slides off a pad
Inspired by
  • Stop Trick with plate by Ken Brooke
Related to
  • "Omar's Deck Switch" (U.F. Grant)
Also published here
  • Vibrations, Jan. 1998
2005 Act Two 41
Barrie Richardson Devious Deck Switch using a card case
Related to
  • "Cold Case" (Gregory Wilson)
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Aug. 1999
2005 Act Two 44
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch brief
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 20
John Scarne Scarne's Vest Holdout deck switch
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 358
John Scarne Scarne's Cap Deal partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat hands, stand-up, from an Audley Walsh letter
Related to 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 360
Roberto Giobbi The Simplest Deck Switch management for simple pocket switch
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue July 25) 222
Woody Aragón Appendix: Woody's Change Box deck switch apparatus
2011 A Book in English 367
Patrick Page Topit
  • Topit Technique
  • The Left Arm
  • The Right Arm
  • The Right Arm, Part Two
  • The Toss
  • The Visible Switch
  • The Hidden Switch
  • The Deck Switch (1)
  • The Deck Switch (2)
  • The Card Stab Switch
  • And One More Switch
  • Another Version
  • Other Applications of a Handkerchief
Related to 2011 Magic Page by Page 268
Wolfgang Moser Spielaustausch deck switch using the "trouser-leg-servante"
2011 Kreationen 33
Barrie Richardson Devious Deck Switch - A Modest Renovation using a card case
Inspired by 2011 Curtain Call 209
Roberto Giobbi The Finger-Tongs Switch basic pocket switch
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 12
Roberto Giobbi In-and-Out Deck Switches
  • The Pocket-Search Deck Switch
  • The Looking-for-a-Pen Deck Switch
  • The "Topless" Deck Switch (without Jacket, inspired by Elmsley's switch)
  • The Rapid Deck Switch (trouser pocket)
  • The Ninja Deck Switch
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 23
Roberto Giobbi The Pocket-to-Pocket Switch
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 37
Steve Forte, Roberto Giobbi The Money Switch adapted from reference, using bills
Inspired by
  • "Poker Protection" (Steve Forte, p. 106)
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 69
Jack Merlin, Roberto Giobbi The Mani Pulite Deck Switch while getting handkerchief
Inspired byRelated to 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 73
Flip Hallema Flip's Deck Switch cased, using sleeve
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 77
Flip Hallema Further Deck Switch cased, using sleeve
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 78
Roberto Giobbi The Chivalrous Deck Switch as spectator is helped to return from stage back to his seat
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 81
Roberto Giobbi The Gambler's Coat Deck Switch as coat on chair is removed, two handlings
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 83
Mel Brown, Roberto Giobbi The Joker Deck Switch jokers forgotten on table
Inspired byVariations 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 87
Juan Tamariz Variation on the Joker Switch
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 88
Roberto Giobbi Equivoque Red- and Blue-Deck Switch
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 91
Roberto Giobbi Casing the Deck Switch two handlings
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 111
Roberto Giobbi The Simplex Deck Switch deck put away and another one is already in tabled case
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 115
Roberto Giobbi The Cool Man's Deck Switch subtle
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 119
Roberto Giobbi, Dai Vernon The No Switch Deck Switch strategies to justify open use of different deck
Related to 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 127
Roberto Giobbi The Rubber Band Ploy
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 133
Carlos Vinuesa Freely Chosen Card at Any Number deck shuffled by spectator before and after his free selection of a card, then he (blindfolded) finds the card at named number
Inspired by
  • The Grail (Mike Rose, DVD and gaff)
Related to
2013 Numbers, Cards... and Time! 17
Carlos Vinuesa I Have Destroyed the Time Machine! preparation of the Freely Chosen Card at Any Number with two blue backed decks on the table, one of them with a red backed card on top (first switch moving the red card)
Inspired by
  • "A Card and a Number" (Gombert, Baker and Tamariz) (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica, 2004)
Related to
2013 Numbers, Cards... and Time! 50
Carlos Vinuesa The Switch with back towards spectators
2013 Numbers, Cards... and Time! 83
Michael Ammar Handkerchief Deck Switch using Topit
2014 Schlaglichter 319
Steve Reynolds Half-Deck Switch using vest pocket holdout
2014 In-Vestment — Chapter One 25
Steve Reynolds Full Deck Switch using vest pocket holdout, two methods
2014 In-Vestment — Chapter One 26
Unknown Primer Cambio de Baraja while getting a glass
2014 A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 39
Roberto Giobbi "Match the Joker to the Pack" Deck Switch
Related to 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 28) 279
Dai Vernon "Another one" Deck Switch as deck is almost put away before last card trick
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 83
Unknown Topit Deck Switch deck dropped in pocket, other deck from breast pocket, as back is briefly turned
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 128
Unknown Cigar-Cooler while taking cigar out of jacket, topit
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 542
Steve Forte baseball-cap cooler
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 562
Steve Forte cold-deck machine
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 565
Andi Gladwin Opened Pocket Lining to be able to reach into lining instead of outside pocket
2020 The Boy Who Cried Magic 222