62 entries in Picture & Symbol Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Bagshawe The Educated Ribbon slate is covered and put on a stand, a ribbon moves up from under the cover by itself and is then shown to be in the configuration of a previously chosen design of a set of design cards
Variations 1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 19
Edward Bagshawe "Thought Precipitation" stage version, slate is covered and put on a stand, a ribbon moves up from under the cover by itself and is then shown to be in the configuration of a previously chosen design of a set of design cards
Inspired by 1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 84
Theodore Annemann Extra-Sensory Perception design duplication with stacked picture cards, see page 99 for improvement by Annemann
Related to 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 10) 52
Dr. Stanley Jaks Legacy From Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 613
Eddie Joseph Mystic Rectical picture cards with different symbols and letters on the back, alphabet is called and cards touched, last card is chosen symbol, repeated with more cards
1940 ca. Original Tricks 1
John Booth Egyptian X-Ray Scope cards with symbols, card is revealed with the aid of a mysterious tube, juiced deck
1945 My Best 221
Don Tanner One in Five five design cards chosen, then one of those chosen, assistant comes from other room and knows which one, code via position of match in match book
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 12
Unknown Ein magisches Silversterdiner nine cards with names of different food, chosen one is divined, picture stack type
1949 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 5) 39
C. E. Young CYESP design duplication and design at named number, design / picture stack
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 32
Jochen Zmeck Prediction as Jochini, prediction of one of ten chosen symbols
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 2) 631
J. G. Reed E.S.P Test design cards, several spectator select one and put the cards in envelopes, performer locates the owners
1959 Card Tricks 313
Len Belcher Mesmerental chosen design is predicted, several designs on several cards
1960 Magic of the Mind 88
Gerry Findler Mystic Signs medium divines selected design card
1960 Magic of the Mind 90
Dr. Stanley Jaks Das Erbe von Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 134
Don Tanner Design Duplication using symbol cards and a card box
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 52
David Ray Stigmata design cards, one design chosen with card sword (!), design appears on skin with luminous paint
1969 HEX! 63
Roy Johnson Burst comedy routine, stack of picture and word cards, one is predicted and water appears from card
1971 Second Time Around 6
William P. Miesel The Devil's Pasteboards prediction of a symbol, elastic bands on poster board to put symbol cards
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 32) 157
Frederick M. Shields, Bascom Jones Double Daring symbols drawn on index card, selected one is divined by signing its back
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 171
Dick Madden 10-to-1 Shot ten cards, spectator selects one with odd symbol
Variations 1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 112) 559
R. W. Grosholz From Beyond! five business cards withy symbols, spectator choses correct one
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 135) 671
Jim Reilly Drei kleine Schweinchen story with three little pigs is told with twelve design cards with pictures
Also published here
  • Magigram, Feb. 1975
Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 31
Cicardi Mind Boggler with ten symbol cards, testing spectators abilities of precognition three times
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 152) 759
Burling Hull Volta's Giant "ESP" Thot Projection deck with twenty-five symbols/designs, spectators cut off a small pile each and remember bottom card, key cards brought openly to bottom with a ruse
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 34
Philip T. Goldstein Vision Version design duplication with stacked picture cards, last one is predicted
Related to 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 14
Unknown Wrapped in Foil file cards with symbols, packets cut and wrapped in foil, performer divines bottom cards
Related to
  • an effect by Ned Rutledge
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 76
Robert Dorian Outdone-Doutdid four spectators select a card with a design, one thinks of a word, one of a place, one of a number and the fourth selects a card, all are predicted
Inspired by 1977 Classified 5
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Bold... cards with drawn symbols and words, spectator finds other spectator's selection
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 175) 873
Richard Lyn Psi-Card prediction with symbol cards, Himber wallet
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 197) 981
Larry Becker Symbolic cards with names of objects, one is selected by 9 force
Inspired by 1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 23
Larry Becker Phantom Thought divination of one of sixteen symbol cards, mentally selected by spectator
Inspired by 1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 98
Robin Robertson Picture Perfect picture cards with different symbols, special stack (a-z), prediction and divination
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 228) 1139
Richard Lyn Color-X prediction of a symbol card, forcing deck
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 232) 1159
L. De Bevere Mnemodexterity routine with ABC cards or twenty-six design cards
  • missing card named
  • sequence of cards held by three spectators recited
  • position of any card named
  • deck cut at any letter called for
  • spelling to letters
Related to
  • "Pseudo Memory Act" (Tom Rigby, Magigram, Vol. 10 No. 3)
  • "Any card called for" (Louis Histed, The Magic of Louis S. Histed, 1947, p. 35)
1979 Mnemodexterity 1
Oliver Mackenzie, Ken Brooke Drink Trick story presentation, design cards
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 155
Gerald Kosky Picture Perfect divination of selected postcard, abc stack
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 278) 1389
Howard A. Adams Matheight Symbol Test using eight symbol cards
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 3
Howard A. Adams Matheight Mediumistic three phases using eight symbol cards, two mediums reveal two cards over the phone
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 3
Howard A. Adams Matheight Tattletale medium over phone divines chosen symbol, among eight symbol cards
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 5
Howard A. Adams Matheight Quartattler medium over phone divines four chosen symbols in order, among eight symbol cards
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 6
Thomas Alan Waters Parity two cards divined, symbol cards / picture cards
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 409
Thomas Alan Waters Grayven 32 design cards, divination, sound reading and gray code
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 413
Thomas Alan Waters Trisonic design cards, three are divined
Inspired byRelated to 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 424
Philip T. Goldstein Brainweave word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up"
Related to 1984 Thequal 15
Philip T. Goldstein Preoction one of eight symbol cards is predicted, envelope addition
1985 FISM Madrid 1985 8
Philip T. Goldstein Dynamix word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up", new approach
Inspired by 1986 Amperthand 14
Philip T. Goldstein Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined
Also published here 1991 Thavant 25
Rudolf Braunmüller Symbolauswahl tapestry folding with symbol and letter cards, face-down cards predicted and word made from letters divined
Inspired by Dec. 1992 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 3) 111
Alexander de Cova, Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Symbolismus picture cards with different symbols, special stack
Inspired by
  • Phil Goldstein's "Minds Eye Deck"
1993 Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 6
Steve Dusheck Personality Lines Touch with four design cards, no credit
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 48
Alex Elmsley Divina-Sign packet of eight cards with designs, three chosen by dealing procedure, divined
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 83
Philip T. Goldstein Duprediction arrangement of symbol cards predicted
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 62
Philip T. Goldstein Designated Thinker one of six symbol cards is predicted
1996 Desert Seminar Notes 9
Rudolf Braunmüller Die Zufallsvorhersage cards with designs, spectator cuts off a packet and does the Tantalizer deal, final card predicted
Variations 1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2) 60
Al Koran Mein Symboltest stacked symbol cards, red and black symbols
2000 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 2) 72
Chuck Hickok Bonus Demonstration Three: Mega-Memory Miracle memorizing sets of mixed design / picture cards
Inspired by
  • Bob Cassidy's "Memorized Deck Routine" in "The Art of Mentalism II"
Related to
2002 Mentalism, Incorporated 159
Chuck Hickok Mega Memory Kicker cards which were not used are named, with picture / design cards
Related to 2002 Mentalism, Incorporated 170
Barrie Richardson Impromptu Psychic Matching business cards torn in quarters to make two sets of five symbols, matching with those
Inspired by
  • Hen Fetsch's "Symbologic"
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 2002
2005 Act Two 74
Bob Ostin On Holiday Thanks To Roy packet of sixteen symbol cards, words are spelled to find the four chosen picture cards
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "On Holiday Thanks to Roy" in "Club 71" May, 2003.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 55
Max Maven Centrifugal Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined, "Centrifugal Principle"
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 5
Dr. Stanley Jaks Legacy from Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 171
Christoph Borer Mirakel-Symbole prediction of a symbol, cards with symbols
2018 Mentale Notizen 116