106 entries in Cards / Principles / Shiner
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To Name Cards without Seeing them
1890 More Magic 30
Unknown Mit verbundenen Augen sämtliche Karten eines Spieles zu nennen No. 33, blindfolded, cards held to forehead are named
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 39
Unknown Die magische Sehkraft cards given to blindfolded performer are named by him
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Die magische Sehkraft performer blindfolded, spectators hand him cards which he holds to his forehead and divines, palmed mirror
May 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 73
Unknown Der Kartenseher face cards of deck named one after the other, finger ring as shiner
Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 147
Unknown Second Method cards named without seeing them
1909 The Art of Magic 165
Louis Nikola To Name The Pack In Order, Without Looking At It, Either From The Bottom or From The Top Deck shuffled halfway through
1927 The Nikola Card System 39
L.E. Duncanson With Sight Unseen divining cards behind back, small mirror between legs
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 18
Unknown The Mirror Principle
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 28
Theodore Annemann The Mirror Reflector peeking a drawing on a slate while covering it with a handkerchief
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 20
Wm. Hewitt Coincidence spectator shuffles deck and cuts to a card, same card is removed by performer from another deck, card shiner
1935 Mental Bargain Effects 11
Unknown Coincidence Again card with mirror foil on the corner to glimpse spectator's selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 74
Unknown Reading Cards, Mirror Methods
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 364
Unknown Another Method
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 364
Jardine Ellis Reducing Mirror
1938 Greater Magic 93
John Northern Hilliard Experiment in Mind Reading key and shiner
1938 Greater Magic 92
Dr. Edward G. Ervin An Invisible Card Shiner painting lacquer nail polish on hand
Related to 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 45) 309
Unknown Shiners tip
1940 Expert Card Technique 411
Charles Hopkins 48 - Secret reflectors.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 66
Theodore Annemann Time to Shine new deck opened, shuffled, put back, performer knows cards in order, whole in case and shiner
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 716
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Worth Knowing An Invisible Card Shiner, painting lacquer nail polish on hand
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 16
Milbourne Christopher, Bob Hummer Under Cover ideas with a matchbook, as an ambush for a list, for a shiner, to pick up daub, picking up a coin
Also published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 218
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Tommy Dowd, Audley Wals, rings as shiner, ethics, Paul Rosini, Max Holden, Stuart Robson
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 61) 251
King Stevenson Clipped x-ray eyes, seeing through cards and card on the face is divined
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 101) 405
King Stevenson Cigarette Shiner paper clip in cigarette
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 101) 405
R. M. Jamison Specks in Specs glasses of spectator as mirror, drawing on slate duplicated, or bottom card of deck known after spectator's shuffle
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 185
Herb Runge C'Mon and Shine! idea and tips on the shiner
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 238) 950
Herb Runge Effect #1 peeking a card
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 238) 950
Herb Runge Effect #2 seeing with fingertips, name of cards
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 238) 951
Herb Runge Effect #3
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 238) 952
Herb Runge Effect #4 peeking a card
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 238) 952
Audley Walsh Reflection manuscript on shiners
1. The World Beater
2.The Spy Glimmer
3. The Little Slicker
4. The Fade Away
5. Big Way Shiner
6. Holdout Glimmer
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 325) 108
Tony Corinda (8) Reflectors and Shiners short routine, feeling cards with fingertips
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 138
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Markierungstrick divination of year and name, both written down by performer and spectator on cards, with card stand, glimpse with mirror
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 36
Edward Marlo Color Eliminator color reflects on back of other card or nail polish on fingertip
Related to 1962 Estimation 35
Nate Leipzig Knife Glimpse
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 173
L. Vosburgh Lyons Triphecy II see also Phoenix p. 607 for Lyons' other method
Related to Mar. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 163
Eddie Fay Fay's Gambling Methods - Peek and Deal shiner/glimmer handling
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 19
Eddie Fay Making of a Shiner from mirror
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 21
Pavano Omega any card divined because of mirror foil on back of joker
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 28
Alton Sharpe Omega, Sr. any card divined because of small sticky mirror on back of card
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 30
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
Tony Cole No Mirror thumbnail as impromptu shiner
1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 152
Steve Spillman Magic Mirror shiner on card case
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 62) 308
Arthur Hill Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap
Mar. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 872
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
Barrie Richardson Think Hot - Think Cold
Also published here Dec. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 502
Paul Fox Reading the Cards performer knows cards despite being blindfolded
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 139
Larry Becker Super-Vision some card in box are divined by sense of touch, spectator stops at card which is predicted in envelope
1978 World of Super Mentalism 111
Bascom Jones Mind Menta shuffled deck in case, cards are divined
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 206) 1028
Karl Fulves Reflections saliva on thumbnail for impromptu shiner
Inspired byRelated to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 16) 1220
El Duco Watch your Watch! spectator sets watch to a full hour and puts it in a paper bag, second spectator selects card with same number
1980 El Duco's Lecture Notes 15
Al Mann The Lance from Lacus Solis four cards are chosen and impaled on two office spikes, all cards are divined, different shiner variations
1982 Of Gifts and Talents 6
Al Mann The Iron Scuttle No. 1, steel bucket on head, deck is placed on it and performer takes and divines a card
1983 101 Psychic Tests 1
Unknown X-Ray Vision No. 87, shuffled deck is cut in four piles, performer names the four bottom cards
1983 101 Psychic Tests 24
Edward Marlo Best Punchless Deal - So Far mirror/shiner
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 18
Basil Horwitz Reflection with wallet
Also published here 1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 36) 698
Bjorn Hanson First Sight nail polish transforms nail into "mirror"
Apr. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 4) 1481
Steve Dusheck Mate-A-Card finding the mate of a card under fair conditions in shuffled deck, featuring a card with a mirror surface hidden under a sliding panel on its back
Also published here
  • marketed in 1968
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 57
Edward Marlo Glim Deal sighting ahead when dealing with shiner
1993 The Olram File (Issue 14) 5
Edward Marlo The Glimmer
1993 The Olram File (Issue 14) 5
Unknown Knife Blade Glimpse
Related to
  • Blackstone's Secrets of Magic (Walter Gibson, p. 21)
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 447
Jon Racherbaumer Playing the Light on using a shiner, Eddie Fay, with red-black location effect with hidden clocking
1994 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 5) 14
Jon Racherbaumer In Situ Glimpse spectator cuts off packet and remembers bottom card
1994 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 5) 19
Martin Gardner Literary Brilliance book/magazine cover as shiner
1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 207
Basil Horwitz Reflektion with wallet
Also published here 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 3) 115
Karl Fulves No Looking chapter intro, about glimpsing for card during riffle culling with shiner type things
1996 Blocking Off 146
Karl Fulves Nail Glimpse clear nail polish
1996 Blocking Off 147
Audley Walsh Reflection
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 147
Karl Fulves Named-Card Stab shiny blade
1996 Blocking Off 148
Karl Fulves Stationary Shiner attached to table edge, swing out shiner
1996 Blocking Off 148
Karl Fulves Stationary Shiner for Shuffle Work
1996 Blocking Off 149
Karl Fulves Glimpse via Scarne shiner glimpse with Scarne's blocking off method (p. 129)
1996 Blocking Off 150
Burling Hull, Karl Fulves Electra-Trance Card mirror on back of joker
1996 Blocking Off 151
Karl Fulves Concluding Notes shiners and impromptu shiners
1996 Blocking Off 151
Bob King The Glimpse deck cut into three piles, performer names bottom card and card at named number
1996 Five-Star Magic 9
Karl Fulves Shiner Gag mirror covered with tape
1998 Combo 39
Ellis Stanyon Tinfoil on the Back of the Card No. 20, reflective surface used as mirror
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 11
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information, idea of having a shiner behind stamp at bottom of stack of envelopes and glimpsing card that is put in top envelope, multiple cards put in separate envelopes, mixed and divined
Inspired byRelated to
  • Burling Hull, Sealed Mysteries, 1910
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 12
Ellis Stanyon Reflectors No. 27, discs
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 16
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note on reading cards in a shuffled deck, J. H. Green's shiner method, fiberoptics tube from breast pocket to behind back
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 115
Ellis Stanyon Round Convex Mirror No. 4
  • Variations
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 117
Ellis Stanyon Tinfoil on the Back of the Card No. 6, naming cards of shuffled deck one by one
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 117
Ellis Stanyon Finger Ring Reflector No. 9
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 118
Barrie Richardson Think Hot, Think Cold
Also published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 222
Unknown Coffee Shiner on surface of cup of tea or coffee
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 77
John Cornelius MoonShine Locations watch band as shiner
Related to 2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 9
Karl Fulves Facing Forward card placed in odd-backed deck is found from the faces, color reflection in card behind
2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 101
Karl Fulves Color, How Glimpsed color glimpsed via reflection on back of card underneath, see p. 99 for credit information
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 102
Karl Fulves Hole Card, Color Of using color reflection on card underneath
2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 103
Karl Fulves Gray Is A Color using color reflection on card underneath to get color code, short comment only
2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 103
Jack Avis Tips
2006 Rara Avis 110
Roberto Giobbi A Built-In Shiner cards with gilded edges
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 1) 325
Justin Higham Reflections on Reflectors on shiners, edited from "Secrets of Improvisational Magic"
  • French Window
  • Table Knife & Teaspoon
  • Café Table
  • Sunglasses
  • Table Sign
  • Menu-Card Holder
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wine Glass
  • Coins & Keys
  • Impromptu Peek Deck
  • Smiley-Face Cards
  • Reflector Awareness
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 6
Justin Higham Impromptu Peek Deck for Hoyle Trump Cards
Inspired by 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 7
Michael Alec Sparkle performer deals borrowed deck into two piles, colors (almost) separated, nail polish shiner at innser surface of fingernail
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 523
John Born Time to Shine Three glimpses using a shiny surface on a metal watch
2012 Seeking the Bridge 45
Justin Higham Reflected Do As I Do (semi-improvised effect) Standard effect
2014 The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 23
Dr. Stanley Jaks Another Touch divination of year and name, both written down by performer and spectator on cards, with card stand, glimpse with mirror
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 95
G The Eye (天眼) Spectator stops on and finds magician's card
2014 Inspiration 62
Jon Racherbaumer Shiner Notes collection of information
  • List of Shiners Commercially Sold
  • Early Reference
  • Shiners Can Be Hidden In...
  • Potter's Index References
2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 17
Roy Baker Shiner, Shiner chrome tape
2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 20
John Cornelius John Cornelius Thoughts watch as shiner
Related to 2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 21
Geno Munari Geno Munari on Shiners
2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 25
Geno Munari Reading a card from the back
2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 28
Harry Riser, Johnny Thompson Impromptu Shiner black coffee
  • Spread Key Card Glimpse
  • Riffle Key Card Glimpse
  • Dribble Key Card Glimpse
  • Peek Control
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 113