953 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Hocus Pocus Junior Conveyance of Cards and Dice mentioning card tricks and principles without details
  • divided cards
  • advantage dice by cutting off a strip
  • "nipping" (punch?), corner crimp, dots
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 51
Unknown La Carte Dansante (The dancing card) selection appears on the wall, goes left and right and up until the card vanishes and appears again, thread and duplicate
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 13
Unknown To Distinguish the Court Cards by Touch preparing by "bending" edges slightly upwards with knife
1876 Modern Magic 69
Unknown The Long Card
1876 Modern Magic 60
Unknown To Divide the Pack into several Packets on the Table, allowing the Company to stop you at any Moment, and to cause the Top Card of the Heap last made to Change into the Chosen Card wide card as key card
1876 Modern Magic 65
Unknown Dribble Force Precursor using wide card
1876 Modern Magic 65
Unknown A Card having been Chosen and Returned, and the Pack shuffled, to Produce the Chosen Card instantly in various ways long card or stripper deck, see following tricks
1876 Modern Magic 62
Unknown To Let all the Cards fall, save the One Chosen long card or stripper deck
1876 Modern Magic 62
Unknown To Change a Card drawn haphazard to the Chosen Card long card or stripper
1876 Modern Magic 63
Unknown Fifth Method nailnick
1889 Tricks with Cards 70
Charlier The Charlier System punch marked deck
1889 Tricks with Cards 55
Unknown Long or Wide Cards
1889 Tricks with Cards 38
Unknown with the aid of a wide card
  • Third Method
wide card as key card
1889 Tricks with Cards 69
Unknown Tricks with Long Cards simple location of a card, either by using long card as key or by forcing long card
1889 Tricks with Cards 41
Unknown Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card
1889 Tricks with Cards 42
Unknown The Pocket-picking Trick selection extracted by feel from deck in spectator's pocket, stripper or long card or ungaffed
1889 Tricks with Cards 45
Unknown To pick out a Chosen Card under a Handkerchief long card, stripper or ungaffed
1889 Tricks with Cards 97
Unknown Fifth Method nailnick as selection is replaced underneath fan
1890 More Magic 22
Charlier The Charlier System of Card-Marking punch marked deck
1890 More Magic 66
Charlier Reading the Cards
1890 More Magic 68
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck
1890 More Magic 81
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to four memorized punch-marked cards
1890 More Magic 87
Unknown Sämtliche Bilderkarten eines Spieles mit verbundenen Augen aufzufinden No. 35, all picture cards found blindfolded
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 42
Unknown Non plus ultra No. 49, spectator removes three cards from new deck and places them under handkerchief, performer touches cards through handkerchief, they are replaced and found, punched through handkerchief
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 58
Unknown Non plus ultra Eine Kartensoirée No. 7
four cards chosen, placed under handkerchief, then shuffled into deck, found by performer, cards punched on the fly with needle attached to ring
Nov. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 42
Unknown Wide Cards
May. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 78
Unknown Der Kartendegen Eine Kartensoirée No. 2
four cards selected and shuffled back by spectator, stabbed at once from card shower
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 20
Unknown Amerikanische Methode nail nick
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 131
Unknown Natürliche Methode observing irregularities in back design
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 132
Carl Willmann Zum Geheimnis der Falschspieler about naturally marked cards
Related to June 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 93
Unknown Könige, Damen und Buben picture cards shuffled and placed underneath handkerchief, performer produces all kings, queens and jacks without looking, two methods
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 34
Unknown Card Punch on Pull in sleeve
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 34
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Non plus ultra several cards chosen, placed under handkerchief, then shuffled into deck, found by performer, cards punched on the fly
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 35
Unknown Noli me tangere several cards on table, spectators turn cards end for end and performer identifies which ones, one-way punch mark
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Die geheimnisvollen Würfel
  • two dice thrown and sum counted to repeatedly until deck is divided in two halves, they're separated in red and black
  • red and black separation by performer without dice but crimp or punch instead
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 110
Unknown Deutsche Methode punch mark
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 130
Unknown Kartenspiel und Würfel card chosen and lost, six piles made by performer, spectator throws die and the number indicates the pile with the selection
  • 1. Ausführung (six banks of the same six cards each, separated by wide cards)
  • 2. Ausführung (ungaffed)
Jan. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 67
Unknown Edge Marked Locator
1897 New Era Card Tricks 75
Carl Willmann Card Clip to mark a Position small metal clip attached to a card to make a key card, "impromptu" long card
Aug. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 117
Unknown Das Kartensortieren performer sorts the shuffled into number and court cards without looking at the faces, using the principle that picture cards have more ink on them that (in those days) clings to the card underneath, impromptu rough-smooth
Nov. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5) 65
Unknown Apparent Second Sight freely chosen cards are located behind back, secret punching of selections through handkerchief
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 76
Unknown The Card Marker device to secretly punch cards, two apparatus
1897 New Era Card Tricks 77
Unknown Wide Card
1897 New Era Card Tricks 135
Unknown Narrow Pack Location deck switch to locate cards
1897 New Era Card Tricks 208
Unknown Die absichtlich verzögerte Volte "by Dr. K. in L.", delaying the pass by marking the position with a wide or long card first and tabling the deck
Aug. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 116
Unknown Das Vorherbestimmen der Gedanken spectator stops during deal, number of dealt cards matched prediction, long card under predicted number, excess cards palmed and transferred
Nov. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 164
Unknown Der Künstler als Wagenmensch No. 7, human scale, performer cuts off cards and knows exact weight and number of cards, repeated, wide cards at known positions
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 73
Hugo Schrader Neues Hilfsmittel zum Auffinden einer gezogenen und wieder eingesteckten Karte tiny wax ball on finger to mark card
Sep. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 9) 140
A. J. Ein neuer Kartenstecher punch device at shirt button
Apr. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 4) 52
A. J. Kartenzauber corner of a card torn off, it restores visually, two selections shuffled back, one of the selections appears in a glass container, punch with paper weight that is sitting on card at one point
May 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 5) 67
Carl Willmann Das Kartenrätsel four selections shuffled back, deck delt into piles of four cards each, all selections are in chosen pile
Mar. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 3) 36
Unknown The Stabbed Card using sticky card to control selection
1909 The Art of Magic 127
T. Nelson Downs Sixth Method featuring a new locator card, alternative for long card with portion sticking out in middle of one end
1909 The Art of Magic 155
Unknown Long Card
1909 The Art of Magic 87
Unknown The Demon Card Trick card rises to top in paper-wrapped deck
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 104
Unknown The Pocket-Picking Trick card located in spectator's pocket
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 105
Dr. Ford Rogers Rough-Smooth as Haptic Cue
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 71
Al Baker Al Baker's Deck of Cards with wide locator
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 474
Al Baker Al Baker's Pack, 2.
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 479
Unknown Nail Bump Card
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 25
Jack Merlin Ink Card Used in Conjunction with Count Tricks
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Inked Card as Key Card in tabled spread
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 21
Theodore Annemann The "Really New" Locator Card broken corner
1931 The Book Without A Name 10
Victor Farelli The Marvellous Discovery card removed from pack while performer is not looking, yet he quickly finds two cards that denote the selection by value and suit without looking at the faces
  • First Method
  • Second Method ("Shades")
  • Third Method (Difference in Design)
Related to 1931 Controlled Coincidence 12
Theodore Annemann A New Thought Card Spelling Effect
1931 The Book Without A Name 14
Victor Farelli Choice Foretold two cards chosen, both cards predicted by two cards each via value and suit in two envelopes
1931 Controlled Coincidence 10
Al Baker Al Baker's Pack, 3.
1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 480
Victor Farelli The Tail of the "Q" (A New "Key" Card.), edge marking a card so mark becomes visible in beveled deck
Related to 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 74
Chung Ling Soo The "Soo" Stripper Pack one-way edgemark
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 86
Unknown The "Slick" Ace
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 98
Victor Farelli Effect cards shuffled by spectator, still top card is correctly predicted on previous empty paper, locator card
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 99
Tom Sellers Unique Control Card rubber spot on card
1934 Card Tricks That Work 16
Theodore Annemann Broken Corner Locator Card
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 27
Theodore Annemann The Mind in Retrospect
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 16
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 20
Theodore Annemann The Devil's Four Aces signed Aces, three long duplicates, packets put in glasses
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 5
Theodore Annemann The Last of the Think Stop Tricks two cards, think stop by selecting number between one and ten, duplicates
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 28
Unknown The Nail or Pin Marking Principle
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 13
Unknown Thought Card Discovered pin marking through handkerchief
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 13
Unknown A Test Discovery nail punch, naming position of selection
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 13
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Master Mind two decks, three cards are predicted
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 16
Theodore Annemann The Act longer routine of The Master Mind, several times cards are predicted on billets
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 17
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 44
Unknown Everywhere and Nowhere 1. (using two duplicates)
2. Using a Short Card
3. With a Borrowed Deck
4. With an Ordinary Deck without Duplicates
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 112
Al Baker Your Pulse Tells spectator's index finger finds card, thick card ("click")
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 108
Theodore Annemann Edge-Marked Locator
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 104
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller using short card
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up, for credit details reference
Inspired by 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Dick Madden The Modern Eye-Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 155
Ben Erens Miracle Card Location nail nick while inserting card in fan
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 331
Unknown New Card Locator coin impression locator card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Unknown Softened Corner corner bent back and forth until soft/broken, short card substitute
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Dai Vernon Super Card Prediction stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same point
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 29
Charles T. Jordan Twentieth Century Sorcery exploiting special feature on back of Bicycle Blue Thistle Backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 145
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 251
Unknown Neat Card Detection only with Bicycle backs from the old days...
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Glenn G. Gravatt Mental Vision four cards chosen and divined, pencil dot card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Unknown Phenominal Thought Cards selection is found by sense of touch blindfolded, punch marked key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
Arthur H. Buckley Indetecto divining chosen number and card, impromptu punched card with finger nail
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
Unknown Nail Bump Card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 85
David Devant Thought Card Discovered punching selection secretly
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 306
Unknown It's Up to You impromptu punching some key cards
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 308
Charles T. Jordan Impromptu Detection scratching as edge marks
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Charles T. Jordan's "An Impromptu Detection" in "Collected Tricks" p. 39
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 307
Jean Hugard "Slick" Principle history and basic handling
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 95
Unknown The Half Moon Location slick card as distant key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 96
Unknown Location Plus slick key card, spectator (overhand) shuffles
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 97
Unknown Everybody's Card several spectators all select the same card, slick card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 97
Unknown, Alexander Herrmann Stage Location three selections found in spectator's pockets, one by spectator himself, variation of Alexander Herrmann's "The Egyptian Pocket"
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 97
Unknown Slick Card Control for multiple cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 98
Unknown The Master Card Speller using a slick card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 98
Unknown Counting by Eye cutting off certain number of cards, slick locator
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Unknown Odd or Even cutting off odd or even number of cards at will, slick card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Unknown The Mystic Cut
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Frank Lane A Slick Card Routine combo in which spectator finds selection, card is predicted, poker game is dealt, slick card and set-up
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 100
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 206
Unknown A Novel Card Problem replacing cards in short deck for multiple location routine
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Jean Hugard The use of Short Cards in Magical Effects commentary and history
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 309
Unknown Card from Nowhere card to anywhere with duplicate, card vanishes via short card and riffle display
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown On the Top chosen card comes to top, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown X-Ray Eyes performer know position of chosen card, short key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown A Color Change back of chosen card changes, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Cut Card Force spectator (hopefully) cuts above bunch of short cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Another Force forcing a random card on multiple spectators, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown To Any Number short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown Horoscope Card Force short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown A Spelling Trick short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
James Maxwell The Locator spectator's shuffling while short card stays next to selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
U. F. Grant Behind the Pack counting procedure, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown Double Location short key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown A Reversed Location short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 314
Unknown Vanishing Card short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 314
Unknown Short Card Force
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 384
Unknown Single Card Force thick card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 127
Unknown The Pencil-Line Detection one-way via edge mark
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 65
John Scarne Ace-Cutting four packets cut to and dropped, top Ace turns over, daubed edge
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 72
Unknown The Inked Card
1938 Greater Magic 82
Sid Lorraine Addition to Elliott's Crimp nail nick
1938 Greater Magic 52
Ben Erens, Henry Gordien, Louis Zingone Nicking the Edge of a Card three methods by those three people of nicking a selection, one with pencil
1938 Greater Magic 61
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Wax Technique
1938 Greater Magic 57
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique
1938 Greater Magic 59
Unknown Nail-Pricking the Surface of a Card
1938 Greater Magic 63
Unknown The Knife-Blade Detection scratching the face
1938 Greater Magic 65
Unknown The Warring Principle permanent metal tab at card
1938 Greater Magic 77
Unknown Removable Metal Clip adaption of The Warring Principle
1938 Greater Magic 78
Unknown Crescent Locator Card piece cut out and glued on card
1938 Greater Magic 78
Unknown Double Locator Card Court Loator Card ("Master Card") and Pip Locator Card, pieces glued on card
1938 Greater Magic 79
Unknown Silk Locator Card
1938 Greater Magic 79
Alfred Caroselli Celluloid Key Card transparent celluloid card as locator card
1938 Greater Magic 80
Unknown Impromptu Short Card broken corners
1938 Greater Magic 464
Unknown The Long Card impromptu long card with paper clip
1938 Greater Magic 477
Will De Sieve Two New Locator Cards - Coin Impression coin leaves circular impression
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 478
Jontay Another "Ridge" Preparation ridge along line on picture card
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 479
Unknown Off-Tone Key Card Sun-Marked Key Card
Worn-Back Key Card
1938 Greater Magic 81
Unknown Ivory and Air Cushion Finish halves from different decks with different finishes, divided deck location
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 448
William H. McCaffrey Blindfold Multiple Detection blindfolded magician divines several cards, different finishes
1938 Greater Magic 449
Unknown "It's Up to You" using nail pricking
1938 Greater Magic 64
Unknown Impromptu Markind of Cards - The Tooth Pick Method
1938 Greater Magic 479
Unknown Thumb Tack Marker Impromptu Markind of Cards
1938 Greater Magic 479
Unknown The "Slick Ace" and Some Tricks Therewith information about the slick ace principle
1938 Greater Magic 105
Unknown, Frank Lane "The Master Card" handling of slick aces, four methods (in the hands and on the table)
1938 Greater Magic 109
Unknown Footnote on "Slick Ace" Principle
1938 Greater Magic 117
Unknown The Short Card discussing Types of Short Cards, Cutting a Short Card
1938 Greater Magic 364
Ralph W. Hull The Tuned Deck six phases, two corner shorts
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 517
Unknown Scallop Short
1938 Greater Magic 528
Unknown Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
1938 Greater Magic 333
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 331
Unknown Eclipse Locator Card shallow card glued on normal card
1938 Greater Magic 79
Theodore Annemann Nail Nick Key Control
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 368
Howard Warringer Fingeraura challenge location using scotch tape secretly applied to card
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 489
R. M. Jamison Impromptu Slick Work ivory finish card in air cushion or linen deck
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 472
Oscar Weigle The Challenge Blindfold Card Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here 1939 Do That Again! 43
Unknown Thumb Nail Card Marker for scratch or punch
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 84
Unknown Scallop Short
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 458
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Variations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 531
Unknown 46 - Scrapes and nicks. How to nailnick
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 64
Paul Rosini Daub Work
1940 Expert Card Technique 217
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator
Inspired byRelated to 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 40
Dr. Jacob Daley Short Card Anecdote
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 79) 516
Unknown Short Card & Riffle Shuffle two cards stay together
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Herb Runge Pick Up
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Jim Wheeler Lost and Found deck in glass, spectator removes deck but selection remains inside, narrow card
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 107) 640
Bob Hummer Double Thought two cards are located, edge marked deck with razor blade
Also published here 1941 Six More Hummers 7
Bob Hummer A Possible Impossibility deck under handkerchief, packet cut and shuffled, bottom card remembered and packet replaced on deck, card is located, nail edge mark of entire deck
Also published here 1941 Six More Hummers 12
Edward Marlo Sensitive Fingers Aces are located apparently by sense of touch, using a short card with broken corner
1941 Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 44
Jack Vosburgh Ten and One ten and one put on table, spectator puts two coins on top, coincidence, nail punch
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 721
Unknown Nail Punch
1941 How Gamblers Win 9
Eddie Joseph "I Get The Aces" Aces shuffled into deck by spectators, red or black Aces produced as chosen
1941 How Gamblers Win 4
Unknown Short Card
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 171
Unknown The Riffle Force short card
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 268
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control certain crimp
Related to 1942 Let's See the Deck 6
Eddie Joseph The "Nick" Location punch-like nick made in key card, deck in hand or on table with pointing motivation
Related to 1942 Greater Card Tricks 16
Eddie Joseph The Electrified Card selected card sticks out of deck after it is shaken, short card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 33
Unknown Snap Crimp
1943 Tricks and Sleights 18
Laurie Ireland Laurie Ireland's Blindfold Poker Deal with unknown and selected hole card, tactile marks on side of card
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 21
Martin Gardner Preposterous
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 63
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Tricks Using A "Short" Card general remarks
A. Trimmed End
B. Broken Corner
C. Corner Short
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 40
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 44
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 45
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 48
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 41
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 47
Theodore Annemann The Modern Eye Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 49
Russell T. Wise The Card That Isn't wrong tabled card shows up again, see also Fechter's "I've Got A Surprise For You!"
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 50
Jean Hugard A New Card Stab cards are stabbed with knife, all cards above selection are pierced and packet cut at that position
Nov. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 6) 24
Bob Hummer By Mail (nail) packet extracted from case, bottom card remembered and shuffled
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 6
George G. Kaplan A Winning Wager five cards shuffled in placed on a stand, selected one is predicted on a slate with houlette and duplicates
Variations Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 73
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Now! attributed to Robert-Houdin, three cards selected, three times stop by spectator to find their cards
Related to Jan. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 8) 34
Edward Marlo In Lieu of Pencil daub on borrowed deck as alternative to pencil dotted key card
1945 Tricks with Daub 9
Royal Vale Heath "Magic Square" Magic card selection in combination with magic square, total of square indicates position in the rest of the deck
Feb. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 9) 103
Bob Hummer Thot-Ography spectator remembers card and its position from top ten cards, Klondike shuffle, marked key card with needle scratch, see Collected Secrets for more references
Also published here 1945 Thotography 1
Theodore Annemann The Master Mind stack, billet index
1945 My Best 69
Unknown Corner Short Peek Force
1945 Future Reverse 12
U. F. Grant Improved Three Way Forcing handling for forcing three cards with a three way forcing deck
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 22
Paul Morris Just Think Stop!
May 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 12) 118
Carmen D'Amico The Domico Location nicking the side edge
Related to 1946 Card Control 51
H. Levenson Amazing Coincidence two rows of eight cards, selection is found in the named column
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 4
J. B. Bobo A New Key Card single rough-smooth pair
1947 Watch This One! 31
Edward Marlo Imperfection Force under-the-spread force
Also published here 1947 Marlo In Spades 8
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference
1947 Watch This One! 32
Edward Marlo The Punch Deal bridge deal application
1947 Marlo In Spades 18
Edward Marlo Marlo's Miracle Prediction deck shuffled, number named by spectator, card predicted, punch deal
Related toVariations 1947 Marlo In Spades 19
Edward Marlo Poker Prediction outcome after shuffled deck predicted, punch deal
1947 Marlo In Spades 20
Edward Marlo The Perfect Stack without adjustment, three aces are dealt to a player for two to eight players, punch deal
1947 Marlo In Spades 21
Edward Marlo The Three Packets performer announces how many aces & kings are in a certain pile, punch deal
1947 Marlo In Spades 22
Edward Marlo The Blind Fold Stack punched cards as safety measure
Variations 1947 Marlo In Spades 23
Edward Marlo Super Reading apparently magician can read marks extremely fast, punch deal
1947 Marlo In Spades 24
Edward Marlo Putting in the Work putting punch work in cards
1947 Marlo In Spades 25
Edward Marlo For Cheaters Only punch deal
1947 Marlo In Spades 26
Bob Hummer Thoto (The World's Smallest Trick) one card location, cards marked with pin behind back
Also published here 1947 3 Trix New Easy To Do 1
J. B. Bobo Two Backward Cards performer stabs card reversed between two selections behind his back
1947 Watch This One! 42
Paul Curry Two Minutes from Now spectator thinks stop at his selection when performer names the cards, position is predicted too
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 504
R. M. Jamison 57 two times performer knows where selection is, when spectator turns up cards and names them
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 502
George G. Kaplan Impromptu Marking of Cards rubbing thumb-nail on pencil
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 37
Unknown The Pencil Dot mark for the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 6
Syl Reilly The G. Man Card Trick card located in packet and clock layout with tactile key card
Oct. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 9
Unknown The Short-Card - The Corner-Short principles for the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 4
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 9
George G. Kaplan Locating the Corner-Short, and the Delayed-Action Control using the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 6
Unknown To bring the corner-short to the Bottom of the Pack two methods
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 11
Unknown To Control a Selected Card by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu shuffle
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 12
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Control of a Glimpsed Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 12
George G. Kaplan Retaining Control of several Glimpsed Cards by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 14
George G. Kaplan Controlling Three Selected Cards by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu Shuffle handling
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 16
George G. Kaplan To bring a Prearranged Packet above a Chosen Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 18
George G. Kaplan Obtaining a Desired Packet Instantly by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 19
George G. Kaplan Using the Corner-Short to Retain a Prearranged Deck in Order using corner-short as divider
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 19
George G. Kaplan The Secret Gadget using nail-clip to short corners
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 5
George G. Kaplan Advantages of the Corner-Short Procedure general comments on the use of corner shorts
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 5
George G. Kaplan Avoiding Contrasts how to address the problem of white edges after cutting corners short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 8
Unknown To Bring the Corner-Short to the Top of the Pack
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 8
Unknown Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selection
Related to 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 44
Unknown Monte by "Bertram", told by Dai Vernon
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 143) 573
James G. Thompson Jr. Pip Pip cutting at a thick card, pips
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 161) 647
Cy Endfield Time Must Tell using natural imperfection
Also published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 696
Ken Krenzel, Don Costello Miracle named card turns over
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 169) 678
William Ruesskamp 15 to 30
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
George Blake Under More! Table several methods for finding a card selected under a table
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 174) 698
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table lapping a short card method
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 772
Eddie Joseph The Natural Follow-Up out-of-hand key card placement and discovery, blindfolded
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 10
Eddie Joseph The Principle Defined getting a selection to any position, with key card
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 11
Art Lyle Pocket Location four card location, two thick cards
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 171) 685
Dr. William T. Palchinas Skill-Nil! combination of several routines, here as Palchanis
-Pay Off (Walter Gibson)
  • One Good Trick (Walter Gibson)
  • A Total Mystery (Tony Kardyro)
  • Total Mystery / Sensational Sensitive Finger Tips (Tony Kardyro)
  • Card-Incidence (Charles Terraneau)
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 183) 731
Hen Fetsch Click Locator Card thick card only glued at center
1949 Band-It Card 1
Eddie Joseph How to Make Your Locator Card thick card, one and a half card thick
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 12
A. Deleport Pocket It reprint from Grant's "The Trixter" from 1933, spectator puts deck in his pocket and picks out his selection
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 207) 826
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
Eddie Joseph A Tip for Using the Short Card how to locate it by riffling
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 11
Eddie Joseph One-Eye Joe Kings lost with cut and shuffle procedure and found again
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 12
John Howie Ambitious Transpo
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 204) 816
Bert Fenn I Win! several phases, see p. 953 for corrections
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 237) 947
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 6
Don Alan Card in the Egg card is selected and miniature version found in plastic egg, all cards in deck are the same as climax
Variations 1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 9
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Audley Walsh Audley's Best
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 270) 1078
Bob Hummer Double Thought two cards are located, edge marked deck with razor blade
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 4
Bob Hummer A Possible Impossibility deck under handkerchief, packet cut and shuffled, bottom card remembered and packet replaced on deck, card is located, nail edge mark of entire deck
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 5
Nate Leipzig, Victor Farelli Using a "Key" Card Leipzig Card Stab with short card
1952 Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Using a Short in Combination with Peeks or any type of key card
1952 Control Systems 108
Unknown Forcing The "Short" brief, short card
1952 Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Aage Darling Vibrato performer is blindfolded, thought of card is found
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 9
Dr. Ben B. Braude Simplex Card Stab
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1173
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table clean handling due to short card
1953 The Cardician 15
Edward Marlo Lapping a Short Card
1953 The Cardician 15
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control
Related to 1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 4
Bill Gusias, Edward Litzau What to Do with a Slick Ace various ideas
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 28
Stewart James Miracle Location placing a short card next to selection with the Nullificator
1954 The Nullificator 8
R. M. Jamison The Mystic Card of Fu message appears on a blank card, which names position of selection in deck
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 30
Francis Haxton "Inspired" card from 6-card-packet into deck, short card control
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 67
Cy Endfield Method of Edge Marking
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 13
Cy Endfield Time Must Tell using natural imperfection
Also published here 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part III 25
Jack Avis All Fair Impromptu Spell mental spelling, imperfect card principle
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 18
R. A. Moershall New Face single card location, using dealing and a short card
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 45
Edward Marlo Second Method imperfection, nailnick, edgemark
1956 Fingertip Control 6
Edward Marlo Multiple Card Control Sequence imperfection, nailnick, edgemark
1956 Fingertip Control 7
Edward Marlo Broken Corner corner short substitute, Note 1
1956 Fingertip Control 22
Cy Endfield Time Must Tell using natural imperfection, clock lay out, with lie detector presentation
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 110
Lu Brent Unbelievable Coincidence Spectator and magician each think of a card and write it down, each pull out a card from the deck, turns out they find each other's card
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 5
Lu Brent Autographic Minds Spectator and magician each select and sign a card, lost in the deck, later manage to find each other's signed card
1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 8
Oscar Weigle Challenge Blindfold Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Middle Deal all cards above are pushed over, estimation or edge marked
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Poker Deal shuffled deck, marked
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge same concept as The Poker Deal
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deck
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Locator Card locator card with a thread
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 26
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Las Vegas Deck ivory and air cushion finish deck in conjunction with Rusduck's four-Way Deal, see No. 8 for history of the principle
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