82 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Spelling Stack
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 Cremo! Card Restoration Extraordinary card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 33
Unknown Mental Spelling progressive spelling set-up
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 17
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
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For full deck stack
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 56
Theodore Annemann Think of a Card one of eighteen, card spelled out, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
Jack Gwynne Gwynne's Speller every value is spelled out from full deck, stack
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
Charles T. Jordan Cremo Card Restoration card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Ralph W. Hull Name O' Card any named card is found/spelled-to, full stack and multiple out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 237
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
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
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Silent Speller ten twelve-letter card set-up
1943 Tricks and Sleights 15
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
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
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
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
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele-Mental one to four spectators get cards, think of one, mental speller
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Full Deck Speller spelling all cards in the deck
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 8
Al Leech Spell and Count simplified handling (Clue trick originally from Sept. 1966 MUM)
Inspired by 1966/2004 A Last Look at Leech 28
Dai Vernon Mental Spell one of ten, multiple out, setup??
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 41
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
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
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
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
Roger Smith Think-Spell - And the Great Invisible Pass thought-of card spelled to, then put in center and comes back to top, progressive set-up
1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 5
Harry Lorayne Cast and Instant Spell progressive spelling set-up
1977 The Magic Book 151
Roger Smith, Steve Saunders, Ron Hicks The Spell of a Good Magician three thought-of cards spelled to, they then change to Aces to match a fourth card, faro
1977 Innovative Magic No. 1 9
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up, dealing placement
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 1
Max Abrams Max Abrams version for puzzling speller and highlighting mistake in original description
Related to 1981 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 112
Peter Marshall Bicycle! with Bicycle cards, words on case are spelled to and royal flush comes out
Inspired byVariations Jan. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 437
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-Speller
Inspired by May 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 633
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
Paul Swinford Duo Spell No. 84, two mentally chosen cards spelled out
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 126
Frederick Braue Mental Telepathy Stack four spectators think of a card from a group, they're spelled out, progressive spellers (1935)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Unknown All-Spell Pack spell count
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 25
Peter Duffie Tarradiddle Spelling Lie Detector effect. Full deck stack. Answers to questions spelled from deck, correctness revealed and card as well
Inspired byAlso published here 1986 Quartet 9
Philip T. Goldstein Fraternal Twins two cards are selected by counting and spelling, predicted
1989 Fifth 4
Frederick Braue The Thought Stealer one of six cards, progressive spelling, using Braue Memorized Deck
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Frederick Braue, Dai Vernon Vernon Plus Braue thought-of cards from eight-card packet found via a spelling and down-under procedure
Related to 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Peter Duffie The Psychic Speller with packet of ten cards
1993 Card Selection 9
Karl Fulves Birthday Value - Birthday Suit spectator spells birth month from one packet and birth day from another, suit and value are used to arrive at a card which is predicted
Related toVariations 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 27
Dave Campbell Auto-Matic Speller three cards cut into packets and spelled to, banks of cards with the same number of letters
Also published here 1993 Profile (Issue 14) 2
Edward Marlo Predicted Mental Spell spelling effect with predictions on billets
1993 The Olram File (Issue 16) 3
Philip T. Goldstein Twice in Half two cards removed from half deck and spelled down, card there predicted
Related to 1994 Thabbatical 15
Philip T. Goldstein Van John
Inspired by
  • Tom Seller's "The Name Speller" (Immediate Magic)
Also published here
1994 Thabbatical 99
Simon Aronson The Trained Deck selection cut into deck, three chosen cards added, selection at this position, repeated, then selected card is spelled by spectator in his head while performer deals, performer stops at selection, Multiple Card Sum Stack
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 123
Simon Aronson Spell Check three cards spelled to consecutively starting with random card, selection at end of last spell, declining letter spells
1995 Simply Simon 139
Scott Robinson Sigh Stebbins spectator spells guesses about selection, with value of last card selection is found
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 49
Peter Duffie Elucidation one of thirteen thought of
1997 N.D.E. — A Near Deck Experience 11
Peter Duffie Ouija card spelled to, spelling piles reveal four-of-a-kind
1997 N.D.E. — A Near Deck Experience 14
Ellis Stanyon A Spelling "B" No. 24, spelling every value through the deck
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 94
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note selection made, spelling every value through the deck, at value of selection a Joker shows up, selection found
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 95
Ellis Stanyon Reversible "Spelling B" No. 1, spelling three chosen cards
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 99
Ellis Stanyon The Alternate Card Trick - Simple No. 2, spelling through all values in thirteen-card packet
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 100
Chas. Shepperd The Magic Spell early spelling trick
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1908
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 66
Karl Fulves Fate in Numbers No. 30, numbers rolled by dice spelled out, corresponding values are revealed
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 46
Simon Aronson Worker Bees Spelling trick to three selections (two chosen and one thought of) using UnDo Influence
Related toVariations 2001 Try the Impossible 37
Al Baker To Spell Mentally Chosen Card stacked deck
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 738
Dave Campbell Automatic Speller three cards cut into packets and spelled to, banks of cards with the same number of letters
Also published here 2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 63
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Double Killer Speller two selections, using Killer Count
2004 Killer Koncepts 10
Peter Duffie Tarradiddle answers to questions spelled from deck, correctness revealed and card as well
  • Notes by David Britland
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2004 Subtle Miracles 68
Joseph K. Schmidt Computer Virus Killer "A Novel Revelation of Two Thought Cards"
two spectators think cards from a five-card and six-card group, involving virus gag card
  • The History (credit information and references)
Inspired by
  • "Brain Twister" (Ben Braude, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946)
2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 429
Karl Fulves Virus Variation
Inspired by 2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 431
Harry Riser One Way to Spell
Also published here
  • MUM, March 2000
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 68
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Digging Deeper two selections, silently spelled and spectator think stop
Inspired by
  • Paul Hallas' "Magic" in "Son of Totat"
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 31
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie R & D's Count Spell Extra composite card, count-spelling to any card composed by suit and value separately chosen
2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 101
Walter B. Gibson New Spelling Trick count-spell principle
Also published here
  • The Magician Monthly, July 1918
2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 99
Harry Riser Spelling Penelope penelope, faro
Also published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1995
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 137
Philip T. Goldstein Van John
Also published here 2007 7-7-7 50
Karl Fulves Shark Hunt seven four-card packets, spectator exchanges some packets, cards gathered, spelled through values from deck
Inspired byVariations 2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 224
Karl Fulves Jinx Extra spelling to find four-of-a-kind
Inspired by
  • "Quickie Set Up Effect" (Theodore Annemann)
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 452
Tom Gagnon Double Miracle card thought of from a group, another card selected, one card spelled to and the other found at named number, using Versatile Spread Control
2011 Avant-Cards 58
Robert Ramirez Casting the Spell No. 1, performer and spectator each select a card, one spells to the other
2017 Unexpected Impuzzibilities 3
David Solomon Perfect Spelling card chosen from a list of playing cards is spelled to, progressive spelling set-up
2018 Solomon's Secrets 113
Steve Beam Spellbreaker mentally constructed card is spelled and found
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 101
Steve Beam Ballistic Spellbreaker mixture of Spell Weaver and Spellbreaker
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 104
Harapan Ong Count or Spell random values are counted or spelled to as the spectator wishes, leads to four Aces
2018 Principia 234