1,210 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To Distinguish the Court Cards by Touch preparing by "bending" edges slightly upwards with knife
1876 Modern Magic 69
Unknown Biseauté or Tapering Cards red-black application
1889 Tricks with Cards 39
Unknown All Red - All Black with electric deck
1890 More Magic 20
Unknown Durch einen Griff die schwarzen Karten von den roten zu trennen No. 31, deck shown shuffled, colors separated with one cutting action
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Rouge et noir No. 19, bridge crimp to tell whether a card is red or black
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 24
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 Das präparierte Kartenspiel "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
making a stripper deck, applications: finding selections, Aces or separating reds and blacks
Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
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
Jack Merlin Another Red and Black Effect a red card and a black card are selected, after the shuffle the deck is separated and in one hand are all red cards and the black selection and in the other hand vice versa
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Jack Merlin A Routine of Sleights at the Card Table
  • cards in spectator's pocket, card fished out very fast
  • second and bottom dealing expose
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 2
Unknown The Red and the Black colors shown separated, deck shuffled, still separated
1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 60
Theodore Annemann Red or Black?
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 14
Theodore Annemann A Matter of Policy story gag trick with twenty giant cards, ten democrats and ten republics, see page 54 for further comments and page 99 for improvement by Max Holden, see page 172 for improvement by Andrew Brennan
Related to 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 35
Stewart James Miraskill
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 147
Stewart James The Candy King Miraskill with candies
Variations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
William Larsen The Perfect Guesser performer knows whether cut-to card is red or black, one-way alternating
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 160
Unknown Red or Black deck of all black cards becomes all red, face-up face-down alternating cards as impromptu rough-smooth principle
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 231
Unknown To Separate the Red Cards from the Black basic stripper deck application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 263
E. L. Whitford Red or Black cards are shown all red or black, or all blue backed, then red backed, also rough smooth, end stripper deck
Related toAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 281
Charles T. Jordan Positions Unknown named cards are produced and deck separated into colors, stacked stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 273
Theodore Annemann Red or Black one-way backs
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 161
Stewart James Miraskill reprinted from Jinx
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 330
Jack Vosburgh Stalemate
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 113) 671
Jack Vosburgh "Fifth Column" political story presentation
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 675
Walter B. Gibson Like Seeks Like 3&3, precursor to Oil & Water using glide
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 569
Nate Leipzig From the Pen of Leipzig two shuffled decks are covered with handkerchiefs, performer removes a card with each hand, they match
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 7) 1
Bob Hummer The Magic Separation face-up and face-down cards are shuffled, performer separates cards behind back so one pile consists of same amount of face up cards as the other, see Collected Secrets for variations
VariationsAlso published here 1940 Half-A-Dozen Hummers 3
Edward Marlo, Jean Hugard Do As I Do - U Can't Unless I Want U 2 eight cards for performer and spectator, basically oil&water effect, two methods, Hugard's and Marlo's
1941 Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 37
Walter B. Gibson Pay Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phases
Related toAlso published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
Bob Hummer Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1945 Little Stranger 1
Edward Marlo Sense of Touch crimp
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 78) 317
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 203
Arthur H. Buckley The Four Bandits Expermient No. 43 - jacks are produced, inserted in middle and come to top, deck is separated in reds and blacks
1946 Card Control 213
Warren Wiersbe, Bob Hummer Double Separation packet shuffled face-up face-down, then statement over condition made and colors separated
Inspired by 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 11
Roger Barkann Follow the Leaders routine with red/black effects
  • prediction of red / black relationship (Phoenix No. 1)
  • Out of this World (not explained)
  • Follow the Leader (not explained)
  • Slop Shuffle Color Separation
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 409
Bob Hummer Hummer's 18 Card Mystery spectator takes eighteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and divines the amount of reversed cards, see Collected Secrets for links to variations
Also published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 1
Bob Hummer Hummer's Swindle spectator takes sixteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile behind his back, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and without looking reverses all cards back in order
Also published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 2
Bob Hummer The Lonely Card CATO routine, cards turned face up, performer takes packet behind back and reverses all cards except selection
VariationsAlso published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 2
Arthur H. Buckley Dealing from the Bottom mentioning the idea to deal bottoms to all players except oneself and performing OOTW with bottom deals
Related toVariations 1946 Card Control 105
J. B. Bobo "Out of this World" Followup - Effect Number 2 decks with colors separated is mixed, yet the colors stay separated
1947 Watch This One! 55
Jack Potter 3 Jacks Every Time three jacks are laid alternated with indifferent cards and come to the top, as a prelude to "3 Jack & a Pat" by Weisbecker
Related toAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 503
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill miraskill with matches
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 581
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
Paul LePaul Color Segregation
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 169
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle original six-card version
Related to 1949 Controlled Miracles 21
U. F. Grant Grant's Follow the Leader ten red and ten black cards mixed together, separate again, a bit unclear with dealing
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 10
Edward Marlo Marlo's Janus some red and ten cards are mixed, spectator deals them on face-up cards on table, all color match, double facers, see also p. 837
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 206) 822
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards No. 18, Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 38
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme No. 47, Cards mixed face up/down, spectator separates face up/down, as well as red/black
VariationsAlso published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 83
George Schindler Sealed Penetration deck is sealed and put in spectator's pocket, performer fishes card out very fast
Related to 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 237) 949
Toni Koynini Can't See! "A Complete Act"
performer genuinely blindfolded, performer feels various qualities of cards
  • Picture Sense (all court cards sorted out during deal-through)
  • Now the Suits
  • Aces High
  • Reds and Blacks
  • Any Card! (any number card named, performer locates it while dealing through packet)
  • Out of this World (no longer blindfolded)
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 12
Bill Simon Call to the Colors
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 Effective Card Magic 79
Gustave Bollag Further Out of this World with rainbow deck
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 257) 1029
Edward Marlo Janus some red and ten cards are mixed, spectator deals them on face-up cards on table, all color match, double facers
1953 The Cardician 17
Dr. Jacob Daley Rouge et Noir five red cards and five black cards are shuffled, spectator separates the cards by color
Variations 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 287) 1146
William Zavis Footnotes on Rouge et Noir different card switches
Inspired byRelated to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1172
Edward Marlo Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cards
VariationsAlso published here 1953 The Cardician 111
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4&4
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1170
Edward Marlo Sense of Touch crimp
1953 The Cardician 4
William Zavis More Footnotes on: Rouge et Noir with two royal flushes
Inspired byRelated to 1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 299) 1196
Walter B. Gibson Pay-Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phases
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 97
Bob Hummer Matching the Colors Deck shuffled face up and face down, magician can separate into two piles containing the same number of face up cards. Alternative is to shuffle red and black cards.
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 17
Bob Hummer, Oscar Weigle Hummer's Reversal Mystery CATO trick, magician can name correctly number of face up cards after cut and turn over procedure. Oscar Weigle variation: colors are also separated
Variations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 17
Stewart James Stewart James' Color Prediction Miraskill, three phases, magician predicts outcome each time
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 13
Brother John Hamman Face Up - Face Down Surprise cards separated in reds and blacks, triumph with reds, black selection found in red pile, red and black piles change place
Related toVariations 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 32
Brother John Hamman The Chameleon Colors reds and blacks separated, some red cards change to black and back, then halves transpose
Variations 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 37
Jack Avis Right Card - Wrong Color card chosen, wrong color proclaimed by magician, cards separated in reds and blacks, black selection found in red pile, red and black piles change place
Inspired byAlso published here 1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 27
Edward Marlo 76-76-67-67 no selection, using faro shuffle, with variation that ends in red-black separated deck
Related toVariations 1958 Faro Notes 29
William P. Miesel Another Impromptu Out of this World doing Miraskill for separating red and black cards
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 7
Dai Vernon Colour Separation four red and black cards are separated behind the back, crimp
1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 14
Walter Rollins The Time Machine time machine themed routine
  • small deck changes into large one (Micro Macro)
  • red and blacks separate
  • burnt matches
  • torn and restored bills
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 37
Dai Vernon Oil and Water 4&4, extra cards
Related toVariations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 20
Dai Vernon Wedge Break Displacement
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 22
Charlie Miller Red and Black Packets selected cards from red half and black half transpose
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 56
Al Mann A Mental Puzzle cards are put in a bag, spectator removes some, performer too and the rest is given to a second spectator, performer divines amount of red and black cards each spectator is holding
Related to 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 26
Cliff Green General Delivery - Cards to the Pockets six cards, red black alternating, vanish and reappear color-separated from two different pockets
Variations 1961 Professional Card Magic 134
Howard A. Adams Straight Curve Miraskill with ESP cards
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 357) 257
Edward Marlo Note 5. Out Of This World? reds and blacks faro shuffled, deck not completely squared, either red or black can be dealt, "Jog Deal"
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 76
Edward Marlo Technicolor Prediction spectator turns over one card behind back, reversed card was predicted and has different colored back, several methods
Related to 1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 64
Bill Hendricks Red and Black shuffling red and black packets and then two faro shuffles
Inspired by 1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 70
Harry Lorayne Out of this Universe some red and black sorting comes out despite real shuffles, not really OOTW effect
Related toVariations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 80
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 18
Edward Marlo Color Eliminator color reflects on back of other card or nail polish on fingertip
Related to 1962 Estimation 35
Bill Edwards Out of this World II partial rough-smooth
Also published here
  • Abracadabra No. 698, p. 344, 1959
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 26
Harry Lorayne Red & Black Fantasy spectator pockets some red and black cards, performer divines how many
Variations 1964 Personal Secrets 11
Edward Marlo Follow Up red black separation of deck
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects) 4
Dr. James Hoy O.O.T.W. Climax with two selections in opposite colored packets
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 393) 400
Harry Lorayne Hummer Addition spectator reverses some cards, below table magician reverses more so named total is achieved, as kicker all are one color
Inspired by 1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 30
U. F. Grant, Harry Lorayne Impromptu Out of this World no credit
1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 26
Paul Curry Chapter Thirteen: The Mind Reels Henry Green performing Out of this World for Winston Churchill
1965 Magician's Magic 237
Paul Curry Out of this World
1965 Magician's Magic 239
Karl Fulves The Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
Variations June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 39
William P. Miesel Named Red Card in Black Packet as a problem
Variations June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 41
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47
Inspired byRelated to July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 45
Edward Marlo Named Red Card in Black Packet solution to Miesel's problem
Inspired by Aug. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 51
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solution
Inspired by Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Bruce Cervon The Proposition black card in red half, spectator should remove a red one, whole packet changes to black
Inspired by Oct. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 59
Mike Rogers From the Desk of Mike Rogers idea for Kirk Styles Boy Meets Girl cards, cards join in pairs
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 47
Karl Fulves The Red Queen's Move spectator guesses red or black, red-black pairs formed on table, see also p. 864 for credit information
Related to June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 42
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, fifty-two double facers (!)
Related to 1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 2
Peter Alexis Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 103
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control
  • Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
  • Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
  • Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 111
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser Red Magic Variation spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Inspired by Oct. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Dai Vernon Black and Red Puzzle Small packet version (false dealing)
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 37
Roy Walton Color - Sense eight indicator cards distributed on table, deck shuffled in four packets, then distributed on top of those eight cards, the piles match the indicator card in color
Related to
  • correction on p. 86
Feb. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 84
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Related to
  • p. 116 for comment by Fred G. Taylor, Fulves and backdating to 1958
  • "You Did It" (T.S. Ransom, Ibidem #16, p. 11)
  • Follow Me (Karl Fulves, 1997)
Also published here
May 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 99
Eddie Taytelbaum Oil and Water 2&2
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 292
Karl Fulves The Cards That Can't Be Mixed 4&4 odd-backed, red-backed faces change to black as finale
Related to Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 140
Harry Lorayne Faro Blockbuster 3&3, as climax the cards are reversed in deck, some faro shuffles, then deck is separated in red and blacks
1967 Deck-Sterity 92
Herb Zarrow Oil and Water Phase 3&3
1967 Deck-Sterity 95
Harry Lorayne Out of this World Memory presentation for OOTW as memory stunt
1967 Deck-Sterity 55
Fred Becker Out of this World Variant really shuffled
July 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 110
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky The Astor-Deck als Svengali Spiel deck riffled through as all-black or all-red, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 9
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Roten und die Schwarzen red and black separation by touch, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 5
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Related toVariations 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle
Also published here July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 189
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 171
Paul Swinford Opus Thirteen Gilbreath Principle & Faro Shuffle, new deck order
1968 Faro Fantasy 37
Robert Page All But One CATO red black separation routine, p. 241 for further reference
Related to Aug. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 197
Karl Fulves Future Perfect Miraskill with face-up/face-down instead of red/black, previous selection found in odd-colored pile
Related toVariations 1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 58
Karl Fulves Riffle/Reverse Notes combination of riffle shuffle and reverse faro, related to Gilbreath Principle
Related to 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro) 48
Karl Fulves Black Magic Notes effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, see also Addenda on page 60
Related to 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue The Triple Faro) 49
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation some red-black matching occurs, gilbreath
Inspired by 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two-card location
Inspired by 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 38
Rick Johnsson, Harry Lorayne, Walter Rollins Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocket
Related toAlso published here 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro
Inspired by 1969 Epilogue (Issue 7) 51
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge red-black separation after riffle shuffle with location combo, gilbreath
1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cards
Related to 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 21
Ben Christopher Status Quo reds and blacks separated, they stay separated despite shuffling, then done with small packet (4 & 4)
Related to Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 248
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With
  • performer finds red card in black packet behind back
  • circled number on paper is divined behind back
  • set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
Related toVariations Nov. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 291
Roy Walton Oil and Queens transformation kicker
Variations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 15
Edward Marlo Impromptu Repeat Miraskill Miraskill effect with face-up/face-down cards instead of red/black cards
1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Ernest Heldman Out of this World Clean-up
1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 27
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly, see p. 289 for reference, p. 292 for comments by George McLean & George Blake
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 257
Aldini, Ronald Haines Color Affinity Out of this World
1969 Roughingly Yours 13
Martin Gardner The Compleat Gamester Addition red-black betting game with eight cards
Inspired by Mar. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 324
Larry Jennings Even Money pairs of cards given to spectator, he finds it impossible to guess color of any card, see also p. 420 for comment by Trevor Dawson
Inspired by July 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 347
John Hamilton Instant Oil 4&4 (based on a Marlo 3&3 handling from Ibidem)
1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 64
Edward Marlo Dealing in Oil and Water 4&4, Benzais' Cop, dated 1962
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 140
Jack Posetary No Mirror reading colors of cards, whet thumbnail as shiner, see also p. 411
Related to Dec. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 389
Karl Fulves Small World stripper deck
1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement) 87
Roy Walton Divided We Stand kind of small-packet OOTW
Inspired byRelated to 1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 61
Roy Walton Friendly Persuasion separating in suits, unusual procedure
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 125
Paul Swinford, Norman Gilbreath Gilbreath Revisited deck cut in three piles, one pile looked over, performer knows number of red and black cards in other piles, handling for Gilbreath's "Separating One Deck With One Shuffle" (Linking Ring, July 1958)
1971 More Faro Fantasy 44
Ron Ferris Girl Happy two cards chosen from two halves each - four Queens
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 22
Karl Fulves Unmatch five reds and five blacks mixed, spectator points to any five, removed as block, cards from both piles simultaneously turned over, always one red and one black, see also p. 460
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 11) 443
Roy Walton Travellers in Time red and black cards are separated, each half mixed face-up into face-down and top card placed into center, time machine plot, cards again on top, all cards face-down and mixed
VariationsAlso published here 1971 Cardboard Charades 22
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cards
Related to 1971 More Faro Fantasy 16
Ron Ferris Dynamite with red black separation climax
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 23
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
Karl Fulves Someone Like You eight-card packet, spectator tries red-black separation, the score of hits and misses is looked up in an index of possible scores, on the correct score the spectator is described in detail
Related to Mar. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 407
Peter Kane Red Oil - Blue Water 4&4, mixing climax
1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 2
Lin Searles M/Separation 4&4, using the Monge Shuffle
1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 89
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens
Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 450
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again
Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 452
Karl Fulves Technicolor Thought
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers 12
Karl Fulves Technicolor Thought divided deck location, then set-up for "No Mirror"
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 16
Karl Fulves Technicolor Shuffle cutting to red cards, secret strip out condition
1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 19
Fred G. Taylor Sleeper spectator notes bottom card and pockets it along with next nine cards of same color, then performer finds cards of opposite color
May 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 7) 419
Roy Johnson Un-Worldly
1971 Second Time Around 35
Roy Walton Long Shot four spectators select the only red cards from about half the deck
Sep. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 560
Steve Spillman Follow-Up twenty cards used to write ESP, number named and card is only odd-colored card, nine force
Variations 1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 61) 303
Harry Lorayne The Fantastic Deal Jog red/black separation except named quartet (aka "The Great Divide")
Related toVariations 1972 The Great Divide 1
Roy Walton An Illogical Conclusion four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually
1972 Tale Twisters 5
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half
June 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 528
Roy Walton Coincidence in Colour
Variations 1972 Tale Twisters 3
Karl Fulves Unmix 2&2
1972 Mexican Monte 12
Karl Fulves Maximum Leader 2&2 oil water, twisting, then all backs change to various colors
1972 Mexican Monte 18
Don Reavis A Red & Black Separation
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 139
Edward Marlo Rouge et Noir four red, four blacks
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 85
Martin Gardner Color Thot spectator pushes out twenty-six cards from tabled spread
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 488
Brother John Hamman Suit Yourself even suits match
Inspired byVariations Summer 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 540
Roy Walton The Bridge transposition of red and black cards
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 36
Karl Fulves Attraction after riffle shuffle cards are dealt in pairs, matching red or black pair is always followed by pair of other color
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Chromatic Telepathy spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 3
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 4
Karl Fulves Black Magic effect about matching pairs of red and black, related to Gilbreath Principle, fifty-two double facers (!)
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 6
Gene Finnell Color Prophecy performer predicts which red-black pairs will match when two halves are dealt after a shuffle
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 12
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 16
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 67
Rick Johnsson, Walter Rollins, Harry Lorayne Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocket
Inspired byAlso published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 72
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 75
Karl Fulves Unmatch five red and five black cards, spectator choses five, when turned up in pairs they always are one red and one black
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 80
Charles Hudson Match Up
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 91
Roy Walton Isolator card selected, cards dealt in two piles by spectator, colors separated except selection, faro
Variations 1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 175
Gene Finnell Red and Black Challenge "Magnetic Colors" as set-up for divided deck location
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 63
Gene Finnell Strictly to Enhance Your Imagination Aces lost and found, then two selections found and deck separated into reds and blacks, faro
Related to 1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 36
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and four blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separate
Variations 1973 Notes From Underground 7
J. W. Sarles Posi-Negative Cards Magnetic Colors variation
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 2
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves Influential Pairs two decks dealt in several piles, red black separated
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 10
Gene Finnell Magnetic Colors Variation starting on bottom of page
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 66
Marvin Johnson Logical Odd Event two selections found and red-black separation
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 77
Karl Fulves Random Notes (2) miniature Oil & Water
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 108
Karl Fulves Oil & Water 5&5, cards alternate at climax
Related to 1973 Notes From Underground 3
Edward Marlo "For Faro Shuffler Only" deck is separated in reds and blacks, a faro is shuffled, colors still separated
1973 Marlo's Objectives 23
Karl Fulves Camouflage all cards black as kicker, see also p. 57
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 98
Karl Fulves Four Gone 4&4, oil and water type routine, unequal transpo kicker
Variations 1973 Notes From Underground 53
Karl Fulves Mini Miraskil eight cards, two methods
1973 Notes From Underground 44
Edward Marlo Impromptu Repeat Miraskill Miraskill effect with face-up/face-down cards instead of red/black cards
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 74
Joseph K. Schmidt Impromptu Miraskil with face-up/face-down
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 87
Unknown Oops Again reversing the centre card to eliminate counting
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 109
Martin Gardner Color Thot
Inspired byAlso published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 81
Cicardi Emotions using cards with the words 'quick' and 'dead'
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 91) 452
Roy Walton Choosy Choice spectator guesses suits correctly
Inspired by 1973 Card Script 28
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Pointed Up Wager proposition plot (problem by Fulves): one black card in a packet of red cards, spectator cuts to single black card, six methods
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 102
Paul Curry The Red And The Black spectator arrange the deck, cards are in red/black pairs except the aces.
Related toVariations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 53
Roy Walton Obsolete Prediction four packets of four cards with different order of red and black cards, chosen one matches the prediction
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 40
Robert Connelly "Say Red" betting game whether next card is red
Jan. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 702
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #8 cards openly separated into suits, then reds shuffled together and blacks, halves put together, they magically mix
Also published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 791
Aldini Mind Bender spectator cuts a packet and deals cards on table, performer predicts on a card when spectator is out of cards and whether his last card is red or black
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 107) 533
Michael Boden Deck Memorization OOTW with the performer dealing as a memory stunt, gilbreath
Also published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 90
Walt Lees Cull-A-Separation a red card and a black card are reversed in the deck and attract the other cards of the same color
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 46
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #7 cards openly separated into suits, then shuffled together fairly with riffle shuffle, yet red-black colors remain separated
Also published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 790
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
Oct. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 816
Karl Fulves Color Blind no-palm handling of Criss Cross, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for comment
Inspired by Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 822
Paul Curry The Problem Of Card 13 spectator selects twelve cards from the the deck, which are all the same suit as a card previously removed, see also Hofzinser's first problem "Choice of Color" (Magic Christian: "Non Plus Ultra - Hofzinsers Kartenkünste Band 2" p. 317)
1974 Paul Curry Presents 1
Edward Marlo Return to Colors red black separated deck is mixed a bit and still separated
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 142
Edward Marlo, Brother John Hamman Double Surprise version of Hamman's "Mumble Jumble", partial rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 42
Paul Curry The World Revisted some credit information and the classic routine
1974 Paul Curry Presents 91
Paul Curry Best Of Possible Worlds
1974 Paul Curry Presents 94
Paul Curry Mindmaster spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they are mixed or have the same color
1974 Paul Curry Presents 100
Paul Curry Odds And Evens spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they have an odd or even total
1974 Paul Curry Presents 106
Fred Robinson Spectator Magician Plus
Related toAlso published here 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3) 33
Karl Fulves Retrospective column about hard to find tricks, comments on OOTW
Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 724
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Lose or Win Proposition sixteen cards, pair arrangement
Inspired by 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 92
Edward Marlo The Gaffed Proposition sixteen cards
Inspired by 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 96
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Favorite Routine and Procedure sixteen cards
Inspired by 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 97
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme with face-up/face-down mix of twenty cards behind spectator's back
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 724
Karl Fulves Addenda handling variation
Inspired by Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 725
Martin Gardner, Clayton Rawson Further Ideas
Inspired by Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 726
Ronald B. Edwards Even Money World
Inspired by June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 745
Phil Wye Obsolete Encore
Inspired by 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 134
Peter Kane, Gus Southall Gil's Game spectator cannot win in red-black game in which he has to select groups of one color
Related to
  • New Pentagram, June 1970
1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 4
Karl Fulves Red/Black Mystery 4&4 alternated, separated in four and four, a fifth card added to each group makes whole group red and black
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 10
Karl Fulves Calculated Colors 3&3 or 4&4, weird mixing procedure, "mathematical oil & water"
Variations 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 208
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 214
Paul Curry Never in a Lifetime two shuffled halves, magician does the same as spectator, both separate cards into red and black
Also published here 1975 Never in a Lifetime 1
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phases
Also published here 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 96
Karl Fulves Strike/Oil 4&4, unconventional
Related to 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 229
Karl Fulves The Basic Color Upset 4&4
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 98
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase One four Jacks alternate, joker placed in middle, colors separate
1975 Kannibal Kards 1
Karl Fulves Other Suggestions (A) 2&2 oil and water
(B), (C) & (D) suggestions for cannibal themed tricks
1975 Kannibal Kards 7
Edward Marlo Color Sense seeing with fingertips, red / black, shuffled deck in case, reflection on card case
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 121) 602
Francis Carlyle Out of this World Tips and Bits of Business
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 74
Roy Walton Earthbound with ten cards
Variations 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 103
Nick Trost The Lone Stranger Spectator locates own card by unknowingly placing it with a group of cards of a different color
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 5
Nick Trost Color Match-up Spectator able to colors of ten pairs of cards
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 10
Nick Trost Weighing the Colors Tell how many red/black cards there are in each pile
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 20
Al Stevenson, Stewart Judah Stripper Deck Location Color separation with two selections
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 30
Jerry Andrus The Psychiatric Shift separating four face up cards from for face down cards
1976 Andrus Card Control 37
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cards
Inspired byRelated to 1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 15
Unknown The Red and the Blacks separating red and black cards
1976 The Big Book of Magic 94
Nick Trost Kings and Queens Royale
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Jon Racherbaumer Technicolor Oil & Water with general comments on the plot
1976 Lecture Notes 1 18
Edward Marlo Dissertation on Oil and Water credit information
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 143
Ken Beale Apartheid II 3&3
Related to
  • "Apartheid" (Ibidem)
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 291
Karl Fulves Snapblack 2&2, first oil&water phase, then twisting phase, then all become black
Related to 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 306
Karl Fulves Oil & Water
  • Tri It (3&3 separation)
  • X3 (3&3 mixing phase)
  • The Primaries (4&4 mixing phase)
Related to 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 311
Jon Racherbaumer Oil & Water credit information
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 45
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climax
Related to 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 46
Jon Racherbaumer The Veeser Phase 4&4
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 48
Edward Marlo Early Oil & Water 5&5, then more cards
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 49
Gene Castillon, Jon Racherbaumer The Floating Phase 4&4
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 55
Jon Racherbaumer Obiter Dictum comments on Oil & Water and Hofzinser connection "The Magic Separation"
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 56
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases
Also published here 1976 Classic Tackler 12
Edward Marlo Oil and Water plus Climaxes 4&4, routine with all black climax
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 148
David Solomon "Conditioned Oil and Water" 4&4
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 158
Edward Marlo "Further Dissertation on Oil and Water" more on crediting and history, with letters to George Sands, Bruce Elliott
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 160
Edward Marlo 3rd Phase (Oil and Water) 4&4
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 165
Edward Marlo, David Solomon "Oil and Water" 4&4, three phases
Inspired by
  • "Wild Root" (Ibidem)
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 166