163 entries in Cards / Principles / Spelling
  
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Charles T. Jordan The Simplicity Speller No. 9, card selected and cut into deck, long phrase with selection spelled, spelling to twenty-sixth card
Thirty Card Mysteries 37
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For No. 28, full deck stack
VariationsAlso published here Thirty Card Mysteries 74
Unknown A Baffling Spell card put on table is used to spell to second selection
Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 29
Tom Sellers The Cute Speller using packet with cards that spell with same number of letters
Card Tricks That Work 20
Unknown Mental Spelling progressive spelling set-up
Mental Magic with Cards 17
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up, dealing placement
Related toAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 83
Jean Hugard System for Arranging Cards for Any Spelling Combination explained with the effect in which every value in a suit is spelled out
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 41
Unknown A Single Speller four piles of thirteen to place card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 45
Arthur H. Buckley Spell It spelling every card with eleven letters except for four exceptions, card is placed at position eleven by simply picking up a break while spreading for selection
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Unknown Impromptu Speller system for spelling every card with thirteen letters
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 46
Charles T. Jordan Wizard Spelling Master two banks that spell with nine resp. twelve card each
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 47
Unknown Thought Spelling progressive set-up, three spectators
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 53
Charles T. Jordan Spelling Any Card Called For full deck stack
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 56
Frank Squires, Lloyd E. Jones Frank Squires' Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up
VariationsAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 61
Theodore Annemann Spell It Yourself two decks, progressive set-up, out of hand selection procedure
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 62
Charles T. Jordan Incomprehendo stacked, one-way backs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 165
Henry Christ Spell Me! thought-of card, progressive set-up
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 195
Robert Parrish The Version used by Robert Parrish as previous routine but setting a selection in spelling position
You'd be Surprised 41
Unknown Placing Selection at Spelling Position spread or thumb count
Greater Magic 310
Theodore Annemann Magic versus Mentalism thought of card is spelled to from two decks, progressive spelling set-up
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 363
Alphonso Much Thought three thought-of cards found by spelling, two decks, progressive spelling set-up
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 367
Unknown Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards"
Variations Expert Card Technique 347
Herb Runge Pick Up
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Unknown Spelling Any Card with 13 Letters
The Stripper Deck 22
Jack Vosburgh Automaton Spell using one-way backs
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 130) 748
Edward Marlo 3. As a Speller Replacement replacing under Twelve Cards for Spelling
Off the Top 4
Edouard Cartier Palm Placement palmed card inserted at certain position when cards are spread through
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 151
Max Katz Formula for any Spelling Trick spelling through the values of a suit, spectator gets it wrong, how to arrive at the formula
Variations Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 5) 156
Richard F. McKinney Spelling Trick Formula
Inspired by Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 186
Unknown Thought Stealer progressive set up
Variations The Royal Road to Card Magic 23
John Hamilton Of the Phoenix
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 177) 710
Eddie Joseph Double Prediction two cards are found, spelling prediction
15 Exciting Minutes with a Borrowed Deck 6
Royal Vale Heath, John Scarne Heath's Master Speller No. 15, Ace to king packet arranged, random card cut to, value spelled repeatedly to get Ace to King in sequence
Scarne on Card Tricks 31
Cardini Cardini's Mind Reading Card Trick No. 16, one of six cards thought-of, shuffled back in half the deck, then spelled to, six duplicates and progressive spelling set-up
Scarne on Card Tricks 33
Royal Vale Heath Tap Tap Tap selection and five other cards are put in envelopes, performer taps the envelopes and spectator mentally spells his card, when he stops the performer his hand is on the correct envelope, using deck with different backs (rainbow)
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 201) 802
Jack Yeager 54 Card Trick done with 54 cards, sentence spelled to find card
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 3
Bill Simon The Locator Three of Clubs spectator thrusts a known card into a card spread of 28 cards and his selection is found
Effective Card Magic 152
Max Katz Counting the Cards spelling through a deck from ace to king
26 Originals 21
Edward Marlo C. Spelling out an Unknown Card second deal
Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 137
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card
Variations Card Tricks 316
Edward Marlo Mechanical Estimation Effects as a location or spelling effect
Estimation 10
Edward Marlo Mental Spell is this Paul Rosini's? Fingertip peeked at card is spelled to, progressive spelling set-up
Estimation 49
Harry Lorayne Spellbinder any selection is spelled to
Deck-Sterity 17
Edward Marlo Speller Presentation thought-of spelling with progressive set-up and optional prediction (billet index)
Expert Card Conjuring 86
Paul Swinford Duo Spell two mentally chosen cards spelled out, see p. 206 for references and mention of Swinford & Cairy's "Computer Cards"/"Cyberdeck"
Related toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Roy Walton Helensburg Speller spelling to any thought of card, Phoenix #98 reference given on p. 236, see also p. 254 for references
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 221
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 227
Edward Marlo Flash Spelling
Variations Expert Card Chicanery 30
Bill Logan Perfect Packet Spell spectator removes a couple of number cards, performer arranges them instantly so they spell out in wanted order one by one
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 576
Frank Squires Frank Squires' Speller answers to questions about selection are spelt out, selection shows up
Also published here The Living End 114
Cushing Strout Speaking of Spells setting up for the referenced spelling tricks with location routine
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 829
North Bigbee ESPell Mental using Jumbo ESP cards, in envelopes, spelling and down-under deal
Inspired by
  • Paul Siegel's "Colorspell" in "Mentalism a la Mode"
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 114) 569
Joseph K. Schmidt JKSpell packet, progressive spelling set-up, see also p. 864 for credit information
Inspired by
  • "Magic Spell" (Dai Vernon, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946, p. 259)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 861
Unknown Thought Speller No. 30, card from small packet thought-of, later found when another spectator says stop as cards are removed from pocket one by one
Self-Working Card Tricks 48
Harry Lorayne Cast and Instant Spell progressive spelling set-up
The Magic Book 151
Ken Krenzel The Block-Cover Pass Immediate Spell
The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 218
Larry Becker The 13th Card double prediction, prediction written of card found when spectator's card is spelled to, and duplicate of spectator's card in pocket
World of Super Mentalism 63
Larry Becker The Vampire Spell signed card in one of five envelopes, envelopes shuffled and word spelled for times, remaining envelope contains card, vampire presentation
World of Super Mentalism 105
Doug Edwards Spell-It random card is spelled to find selection
Cardmania 9
Doug Edwards The Royal Finale card is found by spelling a random card, royal flush is produced as a kicker
Cardmania 12
David Britland Synthetic Spell
The Talon (Issue 2) 22
Bruce Cervon The Perfect Speller credit information on Lie Speller
Riffle Shuffle Control 14
Karl Fulves Speller Note brief note on Cervon's "Perfect Speller"
Related to Riffle Shuffle Control 20
Larry Becker Fabulous Gypsy Spell six gipsy cards, one is selected and a chosen word from list used to spell through the cards
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 75
Steve Beam, Don Morris Spelling spelling as an out
Inside Outs 9
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up, dealing placement
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 1
David Britland Drinking Spell spelling through cards, names of liquids
Inspired by The Talon (Issue 6) 81
Jeff Altman Short and Sweet progressive set-up
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 532
Max Abrams Max Abrams version for puzzling speller and highlighting mistake in original description
Related to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 112
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principle
Related to The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 169
Philip T. Goldstein Manhattan Transfer lie speller with automatic control, credit information for Lie Spelling
Inspired by 12/12 5
David Hambly Magic by David Hambly The 7 Card Spell
selection found by spelling a sentence and always eliminating card until one is left
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 427
Brian Flannigan Fagin spelling a number, two outs, prediction with cigarette packet
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 618
Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Shuffled Speller cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card, ungaffed approach for Patrick Page's "Beyond the Veil"
Inspired by Thequal 7
Philip T. Goldstein Manhattan Transfer lie speller with automatic control, credit information for Lie Spelling
Inspired by Lechter Notes 1
Frederick Braue Mental Telepathy Stack four spectators think of a card from a group, they're spelled out, progressive spellers (1935)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Frederick Braue Item spelling almost any card with eleven letters
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller featuring Cervon's lie detector strategie
The Cervon File 29
Edward Marlo, U. F. Grant Grant's Lost Card Trick spelling principle to divine any thought of card
Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 299
Stewart James 3 Little Words
  • Two Pile Lie Speller: The Roots
  • Two Pile Lie Speller: The Trick
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 32) 1379
Edward Marlo No Adjustment Spell with unknown card
That's It 19
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here That's It 52
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here Finally! 61
Bruce Cervon Lie Speller brief
The Aronson Approach 28
Alex Elmsley A Double Prediction two cards, progressive spelling set-up, one-ahead, sixteenth card principle
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 311
Charles Cameron Devilish Sorcery progressive spelling with word cards
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 12
Frederick Braue Discoveries - The Speller chapter intro
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 21
Verall Wass Spelling Calculation spelling system, from 1953
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 24
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here Simplicity at Your Fingertips 6
Steve Beam Bottoming Out all values are spelled, selection is found at last letter of last value, sucker element
Related toVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 17
Unknown Speller spelling to any card at position twelve
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 351
Alex Elmsley Paraspell two cards, faro-version of Stewart James' "Evolution of a Dream"
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 353
Paul Rosini Paul Rosini's Spelling Trick with a Mentally Chosen Card progressive set-up
More Greater Magic 1205
John Northern Hilliard Hilliard's Spelling Trick with a Mentally Chosen Card progressive set-up
More Greater Magic 1205
Sid Lorraine A Percentage Trick
More Greater Magic 1227
Philip T. Goldstein Symbue color cards, thought of color & design spelled to, progressive speller principle
Thabbatical 12
Simon Aronson Spell Check three cards spelled to consecutively starting with random card, selection at end of last spell, declining letter spells
Simply Simon 139
Allan Slaight Sly Stebbins spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 46
Edward Marlo Flash Speller
Related to from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 17
Bruce Cervon The Cervon "Perfect Speller"
Workers Number 5 11
Alan H. Jackson Mathematically Improved
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 11) 2866
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Up -spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 66) 1332
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Outsmart named card spelled to, twenty-six phrases for every card
Ah-ha! 82
Allan Slaight Sly Stebbins spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here Sound Effects 14
Jack Avis Change in Handling spectator removes a couple of number cards to represent his phone number, performer arranges them instantly so they spell out in right order
Inspired by Vis à Vis 83
Edward Marlo Flash Speller
21st Century Card Magic 25
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items, Card Spelling credit information
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 66
Marty Kane V.D. valentines day patter, card is found by dealing and spelling, she loves me / loves me not for down-under deal
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 73
Marty Kane Symmetrick two suits in order, two cards are spelled, two spectators end up on same value
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 97
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Out spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 140
Chan Canasta Name Spelling name is spelled and on last card, selection is found, brief
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 94
Simon Aronson Double Progressive Spell Stack Integrate two "progressive" spell stacks together
Related to Try the Impossible 41
Simon Aronson Simon's Flash Speller System to figure out number of letters in any card's name
Inspired byRelated toVariations Try the Impossible 131
Simon Aronson Spell It Out Spelling random card to find actual selection
Try the Impossible 136
Karl Fulves Sherlock's Card No. 6, multiple out spelling to locate selection
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 13
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Out spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Also published here Hand-Picked Card Tricks 34
Jim Steinmeyer The King Mystery spelling values to arrive at King, Kruskal
Impuzzibilities 14
Philip T. Goldstein Retinue Reuniter five cards torn (to build stack) and magically paired, Ramasee principle
Redivider 35
Unknown Banked Speller
Dear Mr. Fantasy 95
Steven Youell Spelling Numbers learning with how many letters a card spells
Weapons of Mass Destruction 19
Allan Slaight The Deck Will Tell spelling words color, suits and value and always finding matching cards to selectio
Inspired byVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 155
Steve Beam Mooning the Midnight Speller by spelling
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 169
Steve Beam Named Location stacking cards so they can be spelled to by using the name of the spectator, as a multiple out
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 225
Karl Fulves Card Speller credit information on spelling to cards
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 433
Cushing Strout Taking Another Look at the Dead Man's Hand After spelling some words, magician deals the Dead Man's Hand to the spectator
Inspired byRelated to On the Other Side of the Mirror 27
Walter B. Gibson New Spelling Trick count-spell principle
Also published here
  • The Magician Monthly, July 1918
Prolix (Issue 2) 99
Karl Fulves On the Count-Spell Principle credit information
Prolix (Issue 2) 99
Karl Fulves Speller Notes A. on locating previous trick
B. Instanto Deck and any card spelling
C. short routine to spell any named card impromptu, face-up counting and turnover pass
D. cutting as deck is dumped from case
Related to Prolix (Issue 2) 100
Harry Riser One Way to Spell
Also published here
  • MUM, March 2000
Secrets of an Escamoteur 68
Allan Slaight Cards and Letters cards used to spell a name, three predictions, duplicates
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 21
Marty Kane Practical Joker characteristics of cards are spelled, sucker element
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 26
Doug Canning I'm Okay, You're Ok single card prediction, thought of number is counted and word spelled, flexible method
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 127
Max Maven Box of Matches six torn cards match when words are spelled, words from card case used
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 74
Marty Kane Diamonds several spectators select a Diamond card and after spelling and down-under deals they find their selections again
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 85
Marty Kane Good-Bye spelling of words and down-under deal to find selections
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 85
Marty Kane Showing the 7 Dwarfs spelling and down-under deal, finding selections with Snow White theme
Inspired byVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 86
Doug Canning Snow White and the Short Seven spelling and down-under deal, finding selections with Snow White theme
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 87
Marty Kane Password spelling and down-under deal, password theme
  • Dow Show
  • Sniper
  • The Web
  • Snail Mail
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 88
Marty Kane Suit Per Suit Pursuit spelling and down-under deal, pile with different suit as kicker
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 90
Steve Beam Double Breasted Suit Kane's Suit Per Suit Pursuit with two spectators
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 91
Marty Kane Mix Master spelling and down-under deal, theme is mixing cards
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 92
Marty Kane The King of Swing spelling and down-under deal
Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 93
Marty Kane What's in a Name? spelling names and down-under deal, four spectators find Aces
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 94
Steve Beam Nameless spelling names and down-under deal, four spectators find Aces
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 95
Robert Lusthaus Miss Match spectator selects location from small packet and then mate by spelling a random card, principle of nine and Miracle Mix-Up / Remote Control
Inspired by
  • Jack Yate's "Miracle Mix-up" in "Abbott's Anthology of Card Magic Vol. 3"
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 193
Karl Fulves First To Tenth spelling any value to get to sixth card, two-card prediction application
Prolix (Issue 3) 166
Edward Marlo Flash Speller
7-7-7 58
Gene Castillon Random Spell Revelation
7-7-7 157
Paul Martin Recycling Si spelling principle in Si Stebbins
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 169
Benjamin Earl Spell This S...H...I...T... "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Max Maven Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divined
Also published here Maven on Topic: Mentalism 1
Michael Weber Under My Spell small packet
Inspired by
  • "Fruitrick" (Phil Goldstein)
Knew & Improved 6
Woody Aragon The Cheerleader thought of card from a pile of cards is spelled to
A Book in English 107
Woody Aragon Routined Spelling multiple phase spelling trick:
  • a freely chosen color
  • a freely chosen suit
  • a freely chosen card by spelling its name
  • a freely chosen card by progressively revealing the suit and the value from spelling
A Book in English 113
Harry Lorayne Psychic Spell placing the selection with preliminary bluff spell and turnover of whole packet
Special Effects 181
Marty Kane Three-Peat Deceit Mathematical spelling routine to reveal a selection.
Inspired by
  • Bottom to Top Principle (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic, 2013)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 162
Ramón Riobóo Magic Spell production of two cards, one matches value and one suit
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 80
Max Maven Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divined
Also published here Session Notes 1
Alexander Hansford A Childish Spelling Trick two selections lost and shuffled in the deck, spelled to cleanly, with demonstration spell & faro placement
Sprezzatura 48
Unknown Consecutive Bottom Deal Count-Down
Related to The Pages are Blank 55
Max Maven Lucky Stars list of famous people, two are selected and names spelled to determine selections, both selections are located
Inspired by
  • Ed Marlo's "Affinity" in Rufus Steele's "The Last Word on Cards" 1952
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 51
Ramón Riobóo Stellar Speller card is lost and found by spelling
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 140
Steve Beam Stebbin' Out spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here Card Tricks That Kilt 2