1,021 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Spelling
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The "Spelling" Trick spelling every value in a thirteen-card packet
1889 Tricks with Cards 75
Unknown The "Spelling" Trick from thirteen-card packet every value from Ace to King is spelled out
1890 More Magic 31
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For No. 28, full deck stack
VariationsAlso published here 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 74
Charles T. Jordan The Simplicity Speller No. 9, card selected and cut into deck, long phrase with selection spelled, spelling to twenty-sixth card
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 37
Charles T. Jordan, T. Nelson Downs The Spelling Fool! No. 9, spelling to suits and through values
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 19
Charles T. Jordan, William McGrew Speaking of Pink Elephants No. 8, named card changes back color, then the whole deck, card spelled to, card travels from one half to the other, red-blue peek deck cards
1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 16
Charles T. Jordan The Incomprehendo Speller set-up and one-way deck
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 36
Louis Nikola To Spell Any Card Called For
Also published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 30
Louis Nikola Spelling Spell to three different cards consecutively (named by magician)
Also published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 29
Louis Nikola The Spelling Bee Ace to King spelled out from the top (Jack miscalled as King)
Related to 1927 The Nikola Card System 39
Laurie Ireland The Spelling Card Trick with any card called brief, memorized deck
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 18
Tom Sellers A Speller Idea any card spelled to from pocketed deck
1931 Magical Pleasantries 17
Theodore Annemann A New Thought Card Spelling Effect
1931 The Book Without A Name 14
Tom Sellers An Easy Spelling Trick re-counting
1931 Sellers' Secrets 10
Ralph W. Hull, Leo Levi A Surprising Solitaire all cards laid out according to system, generating some stack that is used to spell out all values, all thirteen values spelled out have 52 letters
1932 "Eye-Openers" 18
Ralph W. Hull (4) Spectator's Name Spells Card performer stabs reversed card in deck behind back, from that point on the spectator's name is used to spell to card
1932 "Eye-Openers" 12
Unknown A Baffling Spell card put on table is used to spell to second selection
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 29
Tom Sellers The Persistent Joker Ace through Ten are spelled, spectator always gets Joker
1934 Card Tricks That Work 7
Tom Sellers The Cute Speller using packet with cards that spell with same number of letters
1934 Card Tricks That Work 20
Unknown Mental Spelling progressive spelling set-up
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 17
Theodore Annemann Magic vs. Mindreading two decks, spectator puts one in pocket, from the other he selects a card mentally, card is spelled in both decks and the last card is the thought of
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 5
Louis Lam "Alice in Wonderland" card turns over multiple times, then is spelled out
1935 Would You Believe It? 15
Unknown The New Spell spectator spells behind back, card appears reversed
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 100
Unknown The Automatic Speller no-touch, procedure heavy
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 101
George C. Hanneman A Different Card Spelling selection made, when suit and values are spelled, cards with same suit and value show up
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 15) 75
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up, dealing placement
Related toAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 83
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller using short card
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Theodore Annemann From Beyond the Grave spelling to dead name with blank cards
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 115
Dr. Jacob Daley, Lawrence "Larry" Grey The "Ad Lib" Spelling two cards spelled to
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 138
Audley Walsh The Card Phenomenon banks, automatic placement, see page 172 for improvement by Charles Larsen
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 130
Jean Hugard System for Arranging Cards for Any Spelling Combination explained with the effect in which every value in a suit is spelled out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 41
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For full deck stack
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 56
Tom Sellers Seller's Speller Idea any named card is spelled out with deck in pocket, pocket index
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 63
Ralph W. Hull Name O' Card any named card is found/spelled-to, full stack and multiple out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 237
Louis Nikola To Spell Any Card Called For memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Jean Hugard Spelling Trick spelling trick with thirteen cards of a suit and story
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 41
Charles T. Jordan Improved Chevalier deck shuffled twice, named suit removed, all values spelt out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 56
Unknown The Shuffled Spelling Bee deck shuffled twice, named suit removed, all values spelt out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 57
Ralph W. Hull The Joker Spelling Routine thirteen card packet, values are spelt out one by one, but when spectator tries it, he always gets the joker
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 59
Unknown Variation of Joker Spelling thirteen card packet, values are spelt out one by one, but when spectator tries it, he always gets the joker
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 59
Tom Sellers The Joker Speller ten card packet, values are spelt out one by one, but when spectator tries it, he always gets the joker
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 60
Jack Gwynne Gwynne's Speller every value is spelled out from full deck, stack
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
Unknown Thought Spelling progressive set-up, three spectators
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 53
Unknown Quadruple Spelling progressive set-up, four spectators
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 54
Theodore Annemann Another Thought Spelling progressive set-up
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 54
Jimmy Kater Improved Spelling Trick progressive set-up
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 55
Unknown Think It - Spell It progressive set-up with eight cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 55
Theodore Annemann Think of a Card one of eighteen, card spelled out, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
Henry Christ Spell Me! thought-of card, progressive set-up
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 195
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Spelling a Card simple, "Lawrence Gray"
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 43
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Duplex Comedy Speller indifferent card is spelt, spectator spells his card but succeeds only in second try, "Lawrence Gray"
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 43
Victor Farelli Farelli's Impromptu Speller (Gray's Speller - Single Card) simple
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 44
Unknown Knock Out Speller simple
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 44
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Ben Erens Superlative Speller estimation to follow position, maneuvering selection to approximately 12
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Unknown You Selected the - estimation
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with eleven letters except for four exceptions, card is placed at position eleven by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Impromptu Speller system for spelling every card with thirteen letters
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Peculiarities of the Pasteboards three selections, one spelt to, one appears on top, one reversed
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 48
Jean Hugard The New Spell card is spelt out and appears reversed at correct position
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Mihlon Clayton The Automatic Speller three piles are formed and reassembled to place selection at twelve
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
U. F. Grant Spellino spectator's name is spelt
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 50
U. F. Grant Spellino Climax performer names a card and spells it, repeated
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
Howard Albright Howard's Simplex Speller
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
Unknown U Spell Your Card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 52
Unknown An Easy Speller
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 52
Unknown Lazybones short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
J. C. Cannel The Spelling Bee three spectators choose four cards each and choose of one of them, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 66
Unknown The Quartette four cards chosen and spelled out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
Unknown The Shuffled Speller stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 275
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 209
Charles T. Jordan Wizard Spelling Master two banks that spell with nine resp. twelve card each
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 47
Unknown The Double Speller two selections, out of hand selection procedure
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 58
Tom Sellers The Whispering Speller cards in small packet are spelt apparently at random
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 59
Frank Squires, Lloyd E. Jones Frank Squires' Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up
VariationsAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
Theodore Annemann Spell It Yourself two decks, progressive set-up, out of hand selection procedure
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 62
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo Speller set-up and one-way deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 63
Unknown Perfect Spelling Trick deck with four duplicate sets of thirteen different cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown Card Spelling Deluxe very fair, deck with four duplicate sets of twelve different cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown The Master Card Speller using a slick card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 98
Unknown Alice in Wonderland card turns over and is spelled to, double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 117
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo stacked, one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 165
Unknown A Spelling Trick short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Louis Nikola Spelling Bee trick with Nikola memorized deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola Spelling spelling out some cards with the Nikola memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 177
Val Evans, Franz Christensen An Invitation to Lunch...with Beer picture cards are spelled out with story, always beer shows up, handling of Christensen's "Spell Hound" (Nov. 1936 Genii)
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 238
Henry Christ The New Spell Me twelve card set-up or four sets of douplicates
Inspired byRelated to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 249
Robert Parrish The Version used by Robert Parrish as previous routine but setting a selection in spelling position
1937 You'd be Surprised 41
Jack McMillen The Continuous Spelling Trick spelling random cards from shuffled deck
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 16
Charles T. Jordan Spelling a Number of Cards after a Genuine Shuffle: Charles T. Jordan's Method two riffle shuffles, named suit is sorted out and all values spelled to
1938 Greater Magic 319
Martin Gardner That Quaint Joker routine in which thirteen values are spelt and spectator gets joker all the time
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 273
Commander Slayton Spelling a Card merely Thought Of: Commander Slayton's Method
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 315
John Northern Hilliard J.N. Hilliard's Method thought-of speller, ten-card set-up
1938 Greater Magic 317
Unknown A Mental Discovery - Second Method by spelling spectator's name
1938 Greater Magic 229
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Impromptu Method with Ordinary Cards "Lawrence Gray"
1938 Greater Magic 309
Martin Gardner Preposterous
Variations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 268
Martin Gardner Newspell
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 272
Martin Gardner The ----- of -- Trick
Inspired by 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 323
Theodore Annemann Jordan Plus Gardiner Gardner
Inspired by 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 326
T. Nelson Downs "The T. Nelson Downs Speller" three cards, stacked in three banks
1938 Greater Magic 311
Theodore Annemann Spell it Yourself duplicates
1938 Greater Magic 313
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
a. The Fairy Tale
b. Matching Cards
c. Automatic Spelling
d. Super-Spelling
1938 Greater Magic 320
Unknown The "Perfect" Spelling Trick four banks of duplicates with thirteen cards
1938 Greater Magic 323
John Northern Hilliard A Suggested Routine of Spelling Tricks routine suggestion of tricks described in spelling chapter
1938 Greater Magic 323
Unknown Simultaneous Magic four decks, four people think of a card and later spell it (progressive spelling set-up)
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 41
Theodore Annemann Magic versus Mentalism thought of card is spelled to from two decks, progressive spelling set-up
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 363
Alphonso Much Thought three thought-of cards found by spelling, two decks, progressive spelling set-up
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 367
Unknown Another Spell three cards
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 29
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature three random names are spelled, selection found, automatic placement procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 450
Louis Lam Square Magic square with words is cut, various words spelled to find selection
1939 Be Deceived 25
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 371
Martin Gardner Improved Lie Speller with two cards
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's version in "Here's More Magic" (Joe Berg)
Variations
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 22
Paul Rosini A Futile Lesson in Magic spelling lesson with thirteen cards, see page 650 for missing set-up
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 631
Unknown Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards"
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 347
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location get-ready trick to get key in center, spelling
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 397
Unknown It Must Be Magic spelling
1940 Expert Card Technique 382
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
Kent Arthur Eerie Cards using eight cards, card finally spelled to
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 615
Herb Runge Pick Up
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Martin Gardner Double Climax Speller performer spells to wrong card which is there, then spectator to right card which is reversed
Related to 1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 10
Unknown Card on Parade selection is spelled as final of thirteen cards
1940 Expert Card Technique 349
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Stripper Spell
1941 The Stripper Deck 22
The Great Merlini Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocket
Also published here 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 758
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Error wrong card is spelled out and finds selection
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 144) 809
Jack Vosburgh Automaton Spell using one-way backs
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 130) 748
Theodore Annemann Trance Card Al Koran type deck for spelling routine
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 885
Eddie Joseph The Final Speller a few cards chosen, one of them though of, it is spelled to without adjustments
1942 Greater Card Tricks 39
Bruce Elliott The Back Room credit information on the speller
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 82
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Fantastic Spell spectator spells out blank card, nude card and other funny cards
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 9
Walter B. Gibson Super-Duper Speller clarification on page 90
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 79
Eddie Joseph What's in a Name spectator's name and prediction written on paper for three spectators, they spell to their names and find the predicted card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 31
Audley Walsh Any Name Called For mathematical placement, random names are spelled to, card found at last position
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 199
Frederick Mosteller Bravo! five decks, multiple phase mental speller, suits spelled and values counted (count-spell), see Back Room reference for corrections
Related toVariations 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 49) 200
Jean Hugard My Name's Magic selection by spectator spelling his name, revelation by spelling performer's name
1943 Tricks and Sleights 18
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 41
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect
Variations 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 58
Harrison Give A Number featuring weird throw switch, mention of Svengali deck method
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 62
Dr. Jacob Daley "Ad Lib" Spelling two cards spelled to
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 62
Martin Gardner Preposterous
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 63
Martin Gardner Newspell
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 65
Theodore Annemann Jordan Plus Gardner
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 66
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Silent Speller ten twelve-letter card set-up
1943 Tricks and Sleights 15
Roger Barkann Magician's Nightmare selections is spelled out, with Duolette
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 119
Franklin V. Taylor Headline Speller silent spelling
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 155
Frederick Mosteller Encore! spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, count-spell
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 58) 236
Frederick Braue Bravo Encore Reprise count-spell
Inspired by 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 69) 280
Dr. A. Heller The Heller Speller
Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 65
Jean Hugard The Best Impromptu Spelling Trick
Nov. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 6) 80
Jerry Sorensen Speller Idea full stack
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 66) 271
Tom Bowyer Routine with a Svengali Deck different effects with a svengali deck, reverse, spelling, counting, all alike
June 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 1) 54
Frederick Mosteller, Frederick Braue, Orville Wayne Meyer Encore Spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, three versions, count-spell
Related to 1945 My Best 103
Jerry Sorensen That's the Way They're Done four cards are found, one with Martin Gardner's "Lie Detector Test"
1945 My Best 33
Joe Sherman The Joe Sherman Spelling Card Trick forced
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 31
Max Katz Formula for any Spelling Trick spelling through the values of a suit, spectator gets it wrong, how to arrive at the formula
Variations Oct. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 5) 156
George H. Pittman Can You Spell? spectator always gets a Nine, then a Joker when a Nine should show up
Nov. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 169
Edward Marlo Just Another Miracle distant daubed key card
1945 Tricks with Daub 5
Royal Vale Heath One In Millions! interesting
1945 My Best 138
Edouard Cartier Cartier's Card Reversal and Spelling selection vanishes and appears reversed when spelled to
Sep. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 151
Roger Barkann One Plus One Equals Three
Related to 1945 My Best 122
Tommy Dowd John Doe ... Magician speller, miscalling selected card, for magicians
VariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 90) 366
Arthur H. Buckley Charlier Location and Speller Experiment No. 7 - cutting at the same position as a spectator and spelling application
1946 Card Control 157
Frank Csuri A Spelling Change wrong card spelled to, changes into selection
1946 At the Table Tricks 13
Tommy Dowd, Neal Elias, Bert Fenn We Both Spell
Inspired by 1946 At the Table Tricks 19
Warren Wiersbe Fantispell card and its position remembered, selection later spelled out
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 20
Herb Runge Face Down several times a card is selected and found, spelling, stopped at and with "next card I turn over, will be your card" gag
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 451
Richard F. McKinney Spelling Trick Formula
Inspired by Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 186
Unknown Thought Stealer progressive set up
Variations 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 23
Vern Schoneck Spellbound two variations of a speller, spectator thinks of a card in the deck, performer puts cards on by one on spectator's hand, who spells his card in his mind, the last letter is his card
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 142) 570
Ronald B. Edwards X-Spell-I-Mental mental speller
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 161) 648
Unknown Gray's Spelling Trick
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 63
Unknown Double Speller
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 163
Unknown Spellbound
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 181
Unknown Yogi Spelling Test four groups of six arranged cards
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 186
Unknown The Eighteen-Cards Spelling Trick
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 188
Unknown The Triple Spelling Trick with the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 191
Richard Himber Name Cards strange spelling effect
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 91
Unknown Spelling Bee Spell Ace, Two, Three... by moving cards to bottom of the packet one by one, each time getting the Ace, Two and so on
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 22
Bill Simon Simpl-Speller
1949 Controlled Miracles 7
Eddie Joseph Mail Mentalism trick performed as mailed instructions or over phone, spectator takes all odd cards, adds top and bottom value, counts down to card in rest, eventually located with spelling and dealing
1949 Mail Mentalism 1
Ronald B. Edwards Spellcast spelling to named card
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 181) 724
Jack Yeager The Mental Magic Cards limited choice, spelling
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 26
Royal Vale Heath, John Scarne Heath's Master Speller No. 15, Ace to king packet arranged, random card cut to, value spelled repeatedly to get Ace to King in sequence
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 31
Jack Chanin, John McArdle, John Weiss, Al Flosso The Spelling Bee No. 65, Packet of Ace to King, if spell correctly you get the card, if incorrect spelling you get indifferent card
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 118
Cardini Cardini's Mind Reading Card Trick No. 16, one of six cards thought-of, shuffled back in half the deck, then spelled to, six duplicates and progressive spelling set-up
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 33
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature No. 34, Spelling trick with names
Also published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 62
Oscar Weigle Personification No. 75, Spell spectator's name to find selection
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 137
Eddie Joseph Over the Wire spelling of spectator's name to locate card
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 10
Eddie Joseph The Mystic Queen fair selection procedure, performer cuts deck a Queen, when this is spelled it leads to selection, five handlings (spelling different things, funny message on card)
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 10
Bob Somerfeld A Pack of Lies first questions are answered truthfully, then spectator can decide
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 20
Edward Marlo Effect No. 7 peeked-at card is spelled to and found reversed
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Theodore Annemann Improvement 8,000
1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 14
Al Leech Ace Location
Variations 1952 Manipulating with Leech 25
Al Leech Wild Deuces deuces lost and found (Last Word on Card, 1952)
1952/2004 A Last Look at Leech 21
Al Leech Easy Does It (Last Word on Card, 1952)
1952/2004 A Last Look at Leech 26
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist thought-of card is spelled to
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1103
Edward Marlo Spelling Selected Cards
1953 The Cardician 76
Edward Marlo The Nail Gauge Spell
1953 The Cardician 77
R. M. Jamison Yogi Tells one from four, card is spelled to
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1113
Stewart James Spelling Location two selection, one is found by spelling first card
1954 The Nullificator 4
Charles T. Jordan Spelling the Spades Packet of Ace to King of Spades, spell Ace to King one after another, originally titled The Improved Chevalier Card Trick
Related to 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 23
Unknown Two-Pile Location Card selected via some dealing into two piles. Later will spell THIS IS THE CARD I SELECTED to find the card
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 22
Tommy Dowd John Doe - Magician speller, miscalling selected card, spectator plays magician
Related toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 108
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan Cut the deck into two piles, one pile is counted, the two digits in the number of cards is added together to get a single digit, count down to that number in that pile to find selection, the phrase THE MAGIC OF MANHATTAN is spelled to find selection
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 20
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Nudeck Speller any named card is spelled to, see credits in No. 8
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 7
Max Katz Counting the Cards spelling through a deck from ace to king
1957 26 Originals 21
Dai Vernon Mental Spell progressive set-up
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 177
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Full Deck Speller spelling all cards in the deck
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele-Mental one to four spectators get cards, think of one, mental speller
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 8
Lin Searles Doublethink Speller as Lynn Searles, cut deck in three piles, cards are mentally selected and found by spelling
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 33
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling
Related to 1958 The Close-Up Magician 30
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Speller
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Revolving Poker with spelling
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 9
Edward Marlo C. Spelling out an Unknown Card second deal
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 137
Al Leech Name Speller
1959 Cardmanship 8
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card
Variations 1959 Card Tricks 316
Lawrence "Larry" Grey, Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 2 simple spelling, first to "random" card, then selection, "Lawrence Gray"
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Howard Albright Albrights Duplex Spelling Trick
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 148
Edward Marlo X-Ray Spelling estimated cut and spelling
Related to 1962 Estimation 51
Edward Marlo Mental Spell is this Paul Rosini's? Fingertip peeked at card is spelled to, progressive spelling set-up
1962 Estimation 49
Edward Marlo Mechanical Estimation Effects as a location or spelling effect
1962 Estimation 10
Edward Marlo 15-K-11 Speller fingertip peeked at card is spelled to, estimation and key card
1962 Estimation 47
Harry Lorayne Simple Spelling Routine in the Afterthoughts
1962 Close-up Card Magic 193
North Bigbee Simpel Spell
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 371) 312
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Effects - Effect No. 3: Faro Speller after spectator's shuffle, performer spells to several cards
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 14
Edward Marlo Ace Spell aces placed on top, after one riffle shuffle and one faro they can all be spelled out
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 11
Harry Lorayne Aces Only - With Kings Aces are spelled to, then Kings are found as well, faro
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, May 1964
1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 32
Tony Shiels Seven Sinners spelling James Bond enemies on cards, then psychometry
May 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 36
Al Leech Spell and Count simplified handling (Clue trick originally from Sept. 1966 MUM)
Inspired by 1966/2004 A Last Look at Leech 28
Theodore Annemann The Card Trick with New Deck from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
suit removed, all values spelled out
Dec. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 147
Dai Vernon Mental Spell one of ten, multiple out, setup??
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 41
Roger Klause Matched Spellout
Related toVariations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 17
Harry Lorayne Spellbinder any selection is spelled to
1967 Deck-Sterity 17
Dai Vernon The Name Is...? four of a kind matching selection shows up
Related to 1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 1
Harry Lorayne The Indicator procedure to set up a four of a kind for spelling from a shuffled deck
Variations 1967 Deck-Sterity 62
Harry Lorayne Favorite Aces and Kings aces are spelled to, then kings are found as well, faro
Related to 1967 Deck-Sterity 122
Gene Finnell Aces Respelled four Aces are spelled
Related toVariations 1967 Free Cut Principle 22
Roy Walton Helensburg Speller spelling to any thought of card, Phoenix #98 reference given on p. 236, see also p. 254 for references
Inspired by Winter 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 221
Jack Avis, Larry Jennings To Lie Or Tell The Truth see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing Strout
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
VariationsAlso published here
May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 175
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller
Variations Dec. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 227
Edward G. Brown, Paul Rosini A Futile Lesson in Open Spelling Ace to Ten are spelt out from packet one by one
Related to 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 75
Paul Swinford Duo-Spell two thought-of cards, sixteen card set-up
Related to 1968 Faro Fantasy 30
Edward Marlo Speller Presentation thought-of spelling with progressive set-up and optional prediction (billet index)
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 86
Paul Swinford Duo Spell two mentally chosen cards spelled out, see p. 206 for references and mention of Swinford & Cairy's "Computer Cards"/"Cyberdeck"
Related toAlso published here July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Paul Swinford Faro Spell shuffled deck, but CCCC
1968 Faro Fantasy 59
Sam Randlett Finnell's Spell as a set-up for Gene Finnell's "Spelling the Aces"
Related to 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 16
Jon Racherbaumer Notes on the Lie Speller credit information, see also page 162 for comment by Cervon & Jennings
1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 57
Allan Slaight Repeat Perfect Speller simplified
Inspired by June 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 264
Martin Gardner Repeat Lie Speller see p. 289 for reference
Oct. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 288
Roy Walton The Inconsistent Liar
Variations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 53
Aldini Lie Detector Deck
1969 Roughingly Yours 12
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of twenty-four duplicates (page 182)
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 179
Roy Walton The Helensburgh Speller
1969 The Devil's Playthings 56
Ken Krenzel Ken's Immediate Spell card vanishes from top and is spelled to
Variations 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 155
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Unknown" Speller three methods, stack and almost no stack, see also page 162 for note by Ackerman
1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 58
Jules Lenier Decision randomly selected card helps finding second selection, sixteenth card principle
Inspired byRelated to Feb. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 239
Ken Krenzel Tele-Spell via telephone, see also p. 246 & p. 270 for reference
Inspired by Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 247
Eddie Joseph A Person to Person Call spectator choses card via cutting of packets and counting, it is located over phone
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 48
Roy Walton The Wacky Card Trick with five poker dice
1969 The Devil's Playthings 24
Al Leech Spelling Effect to find aces
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 138
Simon Aronson "Lie Detector" Speller
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 173
Jules Lenier Try It Again Ace through King packet, each value spelled to, spectator always gets Joker, last card blank
1970 Try It Again 2
John Hamilton Eyes of the Gods two spectators with half the deck each chose a card, spectators deal through deck and performer announces first card, second card spelled to
Related toVariations Aug. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 351
Dai Vernon The IBM Card "deck as computer", ten-card packet
Related to Dec. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 385
Sid Fleischman The Mind Boggler spelling and named number, glide
1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 5) 23
T. Page Wright Spell Down spelling of a card, spelled value includes other three cards with same value and spelled suit only cards with same suit
1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 4) 18
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny I Predict: You Pock prediction of two cards, one written down and one is spelled to
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 126
Fred Lessor Nice Recovery four Aces vanish in sandwiches, reappear in deck via spelling
Variations 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 67
Roger Smith The FFF Faro Ace Speller Aces lost, then spelled to and lost one by one, last Ace spelled with four packets and other Aces show up again
1970 The FFF Control System 11
Jon Racherbaumer Liars Fortune
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 298
Karl Fulves Impromptu ESP multiple out spelling location with small packet, for correction of procedure see reference
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers 11
Karl Fulves, Milton Kort Important! correction
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 19
Paul Swinford Son of Faro Spell CCCC
1971 More Faro Fantasy 58
Carl Sten Stenquist's Mexican Money Gimmick
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 60
Paul Swinford Spelling the Aces faro
1971 More Faro Fantasy 10
Harry Lorayne Stranger Card Faro Location aces are spelled to, then four of a kind to free selection is found as well, faro
Related to 1971 Reputation-Makers 26
Henry Christ Tally-Ho! spelling using words on card case
Variations 1971 Reputation-Makers 115
Harry Lorayne Ending for Tally-Ho! four Sixes change to Nines motivated by upside-down misunderstanding
Inspired by 1971 Reputation-Makers 120
Harry Lorayne Deal Jog Speller spelling a card after looking through the deck (?)
Related to 1972 The Great Divide 6
Bill Logan Perfect Packet Spell spectator removes a couple of number cards, performer arranges them instantly so they spell out in wanted order one by one
Variations Dec. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 576
Derek Dingle Applications - 1. of Side-Steal Placement, simple spelling trick
1972 Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2)) 134
Roy Walton Simple Math pseudo math presentation to spell to selection which also reversed itself
May 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 517
Brother John Hamman Chinese Miracle location of two cards and their four-of-a-kind via spelling, rest of deck sorted into four-of-a-kind groups, impromptu, see also p. 684
Related toAlso published here Summer 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 543
Karl Fulves Sum Spell performer and spectator write numbers on each side of a business card, those numbers are later spelled (!) to find a selection
Related to Nov. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 571
Roger Pierre What in the World!
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 47) 231
Jimmy Connor Tap-A-Card mental spelling as performer taps on random card, selection at final letter
1972 The Living End 11
James G. Thompson Jr. Number Spell-Out
1972 The Living End 112
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Spelling a Card as "Gray"
Also published here 1972 The Living End 113
Unknown Spectator's Name Spell
1972 The Living End 115
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Murder Mystery with Cards
1972 The Living End 127
Clayton Rawson Name Your Poison spectator decides how selection is found: turns over, is spelled to or travels to pocket
Also published here 1972 The Living End 134
Earl Keyser 22-Card Faro Spelling Trick
1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 151
Karl Fulves Computer cards spelled out, the deck is always wrong, color-changing back kicker
Inspired by Nov. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 570
Frank Squires Frank Squires' Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up
Also published here 1972 The Living End 114
Frederick Braue Frank Squires' Speller with any Card answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up
1972 The Living End 114
Francis Haxton Nice Recovery - 2 four aces vanish in sandwiches, reappear in deck via spelling, stand-up handling
Inspired by 1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 149
Marvin Johnson Shift Spell spelling to the Aces
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 79