648 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Spelling / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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, 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
Tom Sellers An Easy Spelling Trick re-counting
1931 Sellers' Secrets 10
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 Cute Speller using packet with cards that spell with same number of letters
1934 Card Tricks That Work 20
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
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
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
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 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
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 Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards"
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 347
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
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
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 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
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
Edward Marlo Just Another Miracle distant daubed key card
1945 Tricks with Daub 5
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 10
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 Full Deck Speller spelling all cards in the deck
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 8
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 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
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
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
Paul Swinford Faro Spell shuffled deck, but CCCC
1968 Faro Fantasy 59
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
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
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
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
Frank Garcia Speller Transition one selection, small packet spell, aces turn up
Variations 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 110
Ben Christopher Spello sentence spelled to arrive at selected card, featuring simple placement
Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 603
Jerry K. Hartman Cross-Spell Spectator and magician finds each other's cards via spelling
1973 Means & Ends 36
Gene Finnell Speller two selections, when spelled after some dealing and Klondike shuffling the selections spell out the other's card
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 17
Jerry K. Hartman, Joseph K. Schmidt Thinking Spell Spell to two selections, down under deal
Inspired by
  • "The Magic Spell" (Dai Vernon, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct 1946, p. 281)
1973 Means & Ends 63
Edward Marlo A Three Packet Estimation multiple card control via estimation, spelling application mentioned
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 238
Eddie Fechter Speller Positioning
Also published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 171
Jerry Mentzer Cull Speller
1974 Card Cavalcade II 173
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 5
Dr. Barlow Wagman Tele-Phoney card found by spelling a word, person phoned for getting a word
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 103) 513
Karl Fulves Spellblind using Stevens Control, estimation speller
1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 107
Michael Skinner Francis Carlyle's Ghost
Variations 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Roy Walton Past Help four cards are found by spelling the names of four famous magician

1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 170
Roy Walton The "Thing er me Jig" Trick cards are spelled with words "remember" and "forget"
Variations 1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 2
Roger Smith Stop - A Mental Spell spectator thinks stop during spelling
1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 1
Jon Racherbaumer Double Speller
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 114
Eddie Fields Cool Spell Spectator spells the name of any woman they know, selected card is found at the end of spelling
Variations 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 12
Nick Trost What's in a Name? Spell spectator's name to locate card
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 7
Unknown Spello No. 3, prediction phrase is spelled
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 6
Unknown Jack the Bartender's Deal Card spelled to (Two Spades). Two of Spades found, then the TWO pile are all twos, SPADE pile is Royal Flush in Spades. (First shown to Eddie by unknown bartender)
Related to 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 18
Nick Trost Compute-a-thot Three spot in inserted into packet, selection is found by spelling or counting or next to Three
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 33
Larry Jennings Tally-Ho Spell for Tally-Ho cards
1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 26
Edward Marlo The Direct Spell spelling cards from a shuffled deck
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 47
Edward Marlo Mental Power #2 card and position are thought of but named
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 56
Edward Marlo Shuffles and Spells spelling cards from a shuffled deck, various approaches
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 48
Edward Marlo "Sophisticated Spellino" spelling specific cards from a shuffled deck
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 50
Edward Marlo Under a Spell spelling cards from a shuffled deck with think a card kicker
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 43
Unknown Cull Speller
1977 Card Cavalcade Four 58
Jim Ryan Jim's Quick Spell
Also published here 1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 11
Harry Lorayne, Bert Allerton Triple-Climax Speller two cards spelled to, second card shows up reversed
Related to 1977 The Magic Book 122
Harry Lorayne It's Impossible! automatic placement, position of card predicted, or other ideas:
  • Spell a Name
  • Lie Detector
  • Think Stop
1977 The Magic Book 146
Karl Fulves, Al Baker The Yogi Knows card and its position remembered, spelling a phrase to locate it
1977 The Magic Book 65
Ken Krenzel The Block-Cover Pass Immediate Spell
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 218
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Spell mechanical second
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 117
Christian Scherer ABC spelling to a named card by performer and to selection
1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 10
Christian Scherer Die Allwissende Kreuz Vier two card location, locator card counted and spelled out
1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 61
Christian Scherer Hier ist meine Karte faro principle 18/35, card spelled to
1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 76
Unknown Die Buchstabierte Karte
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 50
Unknown Namen-Buchstabieren card is found when spectator's name is spelled
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 70
Doug Edwards The Royal Finale card is found by spelling a random card, royal flush is produced as a kicker
1978 Cardmania 12
David Britland Synthetic Spell
1978 The Talon (Issue 2) 22
Gene Castillon Noah's Mix Up! spelling trick with card packet with pictures of animals, see also page 59
May 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 49
Unknown Speller Trick direct
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 90
Harry Lorayne One-Hand Second-Deal Speller used as spelling effect
1979 Quantum Leaps 218
Simon Aronson Spelling built into the Aronson Stack, spelling bank
1979 A Stack To Remember 11
Michael Skinner The Miracle Speller
1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 11
Romaine, Tony Kardyro Double Kicker card is found reversed at spelling position via push-through failure
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 27
Roger Crosthwaite Skating On Ice invisible dice presentation, based on an idea by Jon Racherbaumer in "Sticks and Stones, a leaflet for the left hand." No. 7
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 926
Howard A. Adams Dealflipdropcut small packet tricks, featuring a false mixing process
  • The Principle
  • Spellflipdropcut
  • ESP Test
  • The Others Principle
  • Sequence
VariationsAlso published here 1980 OICUFESP (Issue 6 - the GHOST of esp card & mental miracles) 15
Derek Dingle Applications 1. of Side Steal Placement
1981 Side Steal 38
David Solomon Swindle Speller ace of spades is spelled to and locates thought-of card (thought of at mental number)
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 69
Jim Ryan Quick Spell
Related toAlso published here 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Entertaining Card Quickies 5
Allan Slaight Fourth Down spelling to "THE KING OF HEARTS" into four packets, a King on each pile except one which has an indicator card to find last king, credit information
Related toVariations 1981 Octet 32
David Britland Acepell four Aces are produced, first by spelling a cut to card
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 46
Derek Dingle Any Card Speller featuring Side Steal Placement
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 104
Jon Racherbaumer Reflex Spell selection by cutting off a number of cards and remembering card at that position, automatic placement
1982 Best of Friends 356
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement, impossible is spelled
Related toAlso published here 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 5
David Britland Christian card at position vanishes and appears when spectator's name is spelled
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Name Spelling" in "Fingertip Fantasies"
  • "What's in a Name?" in Garcia and Schindler's "Magic with Cards"
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 13) 248
David Britland Small Prophet selection is found by placing a coin on a car, two-way out, with four Aces climax or by spelling Ace
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 17
Derek Dingle Colour Changing Any Card Speller peeked card is spelled to - different back
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 104
Phillip Young Gas spelling trick, ABC cards among deck form the word Rolaids
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 23
Edward Marlo False Count Spell two unknown Cards are spelled to
1983 Marlo without Tears 60
Tom Mullica Under my Spell spelling to four selections
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 71
David Hambly Magic by David Hambly The 7 Card Spell
selection found by spelling a sentence and always eliminating card until one is left
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 427
Father Cyprian Shock Spell spelling to any picture card in packet, then matching cards are produced
Inspired byRelated to 1983 After Jordan 12
David Austin That'll Do Nicely! card is found under credit card in deck, credit card appears, spelling variation
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25) 490
Stephen Tucker Quad-Spell four cards, each spectator mentally spells his card and finds one of the other cards
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27) 523
Frank Simon Riff-Spell mate of selection spelled to, then other two cards of same value found as well
1983 Versatile Card Magic 112
Edward Marlo Infallible Estimation Spell fingertip peek and cut, selection spelled to
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 236
Edward Marlo Taking a Chance spelled to any named card, percentage effect
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 242
Brother John Hamman The Phoenix Four four selections vanish, are named and reappear face up via spelling
Variations 1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 16
Edward Marlo Mental Spelling Effect selected card not known by performer is spelled out
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 232
Stephen Tucker The Incomplete Deck behind his back, aspectator puts a card reversed in the middle of the deck, this card is spelled and the selection is found
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1221
Andrew Galloway Vernon's Indicator card is reversed in the deck, an other card is selected and found with the aid of the first one, based on Dai Vernon's "Infallible Indicator" from "Hugard's Magic Monthly 7/1946"
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1258
Sid Lorraine Old Spell - New Twist "This is your card" is spelled to find selection, these words are also found printed on card, duplicate
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 34
Unknown The Seven-Up Mystery No. 6, "Seven Up" is spelled so a selection in a small packet shows up
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 8
Allan Slaight "1984" Card Trick story trick with spelling and selection
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 280
Stewart James Doublethink spelling trick with story line, works with Si Stebbins
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 282
Roy Walton, Charles Hudson Triple Alliance based on Hudson's “Spelled Prophecy: 2“
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1256
Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Shuffled Speller cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card, ungaffed approach for Patrick Page's "Beyond the Veil"
Inspired by 1984 Thequal 7
Peter Duffie Ghost Hunters Ace through Four of Diamonds appear one by one and their values are spelled to to find random cards, those cards are shown as four blanks and then change into the Ace through Four themselves
Inspired by
  • "Chiefly Yourselves" (Roy Walton, Linking Ring Parade)
1984 Close-Up to the Point 1
Frederick Braue Item spelling almost any card with eleven letters
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Unknown Spell it Out
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 22
Unknown Routine routine outline:
  • Surprise Spell
  • Card turns over
  • Ambitious
  • Rub a Dub Dub
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 18
Gerald Deutsch Colorful Spell card is spelled to, reversed itself, color changing backs kicker
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 110
Frederick Braue Frank Squires Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up
Inspired by 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 20
Tom Bowyer Svengali Routine selection made, card divined, then it turns over, then appears at named number and at randomly spelled card, spectator stabs next to it
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 28
Larry Jennings Impossible automatic placement
Also published here 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 44
Larry Jennings "Can't Be Done" "IMPOSSIBLE"
Also published here Jan. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1155
Philip T. Goldstein Universal Speller card chosen by spelling any word
1986 Amperthand 5
Paul Swinford Tap-a-Thought one of six cards thought of, value spelled to find it
1986 The Cyberdeck 25
Dai Vernon Spellout with a Hitch four-of-a-kind kicker
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 160
Karl Fulves Square Out lost card is spelled to, "Riffle Shuffle Control"
Related to 1987 Covenant 18
Edward Marlo, U. F. Grant Grant's Lost Card Trick spelling principle to divine any thought of card
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 299
Henry Christ Spell Detector small setup
Related to 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 235
Jerry Sadowitz Jack Hodes peeked at card is more or less spelled to
Variations 1989 Cards on the Table 8
Brother John Hamman Phoenix Four four selections vanish, are named and reappear face up via spelling
Related to 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 202
Allan Slaight Stranger Than That #1: 2 card location with spelling
#2: 2 card location with down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "Letter From A Stranger" (Stewart James)
Related to
1989 Prototype 37
Bob King Under Your Spell spectator cuts to any card and loses it, performer spells to it underneath handkerchief and it shows up at last letter
Also published here 1989 Magician Foolers 16
Ken Krenzel A Spelling Trick card visibly vanishes from top and reappears at spelling position
1990 Close-up Impact! 184
Edward Marlo No Adjustment Spell with unknown card
1990 That's It 19
Simon Aronson Under Her Spell Queens vanish from their packets, named Queen spelled out, other Queens produced as well
1990 The Aronson Approach 3
Simon Aronson Self Control spectator cuts off pile and counts, remembers card at same position in rest while reverse-counting them, assembles everything, different revelations suggested
1990 The Aronson Approach 24
Richard Vollmer Spell to setup??
Mar. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 3) 1759
Richard Vollmer Spell to, two setup??
Mar. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 3) 1759
Richard Vollmer Tell-Tale Deck card selected, features of it (color, suit) are spelled to, setup??
Dec. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 12) 1870
Alex Elmsley The Clock Runs Down automatic placement
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 376
Edward Marlo The Olram Poke three methods inspired by Ginsburg Poke
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method - "Estimation Poke" (spelling)
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 9) 5
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 40) 733
Karl Fulves Legal Tender