3,715 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transformation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown How to deliver out foure aces, and to convert them into foure knaves four Aces shown on face of deck and placed on table one by one, they change into Jacks
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 188
Unknown How to deliver out Four Aces, and to convert them to Four Knaves four cards put on the table one by one, they transform into other cards
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 64
Unknown faire tirer des cartes par quatre spectateur; les nommer ensuite sans les avoir vues, et faire qu'une de ces cartes se metamorphose successivement en chacune des autres four chosen cards are guessed by the magician, then one of these cards will be transformed successively into each of them (miscalling)
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 156
Unknown Faire qu'une carte choisie par un premier spectateur, et mêlée dans le jeu par un second, se trouve la première qu'un troisième spectateur choisira librement; la métamorphoser en une autre carte au gré d'un quatrième, & la faire reparaître un instant card turns several times into the cards that other select or name
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 175
Unknown A Card having been Secretly Thought of by one of the Audience, to place two Indifferent Cards upon the table, and to Change such one of them as the Audience may select into the Card thought of using psychological force
1876 Modern Magic 111
Unknown To Change a Card drawn haphazard to the Chosen Card long card or stripper
1876 Modern Magic 63
Unknown To change a drawn Card into the Portraits of several of the Company succession
1876 Modern Magic 115
Unknown The Shower of Aces deck changes into all Aces
1876 Modern Magic 97
Unknown To Change Four Cards, drawn haphazard, and placed on the table, into Cards of the same Value as a Single Card subsequently chosen by one of the Spectators optional forcing pack
1876 Modern Magic 102
Unknown To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen
1876 Modern Magic 87
Prof. Robert Hellis To "Change" a Card - Fifth Method "To change a card without the aid of the Pack"
in context of effect in which wrong card changes into selection
1876 Modern Magic 32
Unknown Visible Change of Rising Card mechanical card
1876 Modern Magic 143
Unknown To make Four Cards change from Eights to Twos, from Black to Red, etc. divided cards
1876 Modern Magic 71
Unknown The Card and Smoke Trick borrowed handkerchief on glass, card fired with pistol and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
variation in which blank card in glass becomes printed
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 225
Unknown To Slip a Card with transformation effect
1889 Tricks with Cards 25
Unknown The Transforming Sevens divided cards
1889 Tricks with Cards 137
Unknown Multi-Pip Card & Application two versions, with general card type routine with two spectators
1889 Tricks with Cards 48
Prof. M. Verbeck Multi-Pip Card double faced multi-pip card, ending clean with blank card
1889 Tricks with Cards 50
Unknown Everybody's Card
1889 Tricks with Cards 120
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack"
1889 Tricks with Cards 140
Prof. Robert Hellis Hellis' Change, No. 1 "To change a card without the aid of the Pack"
in context of effect in which wrong card changes into selection
1889 Tricks with Cards 23
Conus The Shower of Aces many aces appear at named number (faced-deck turnover at-any-number method)
1889 Tricks with Cards 110
Unknown A Card being freely Chosen from the Pack, replaced, and the Pack shuffled, to make any Given Card Change to the one Chosen control, palm & top change
1890 More Magic 40
Gordon Wigan To Change Three Cards, placed in the Pocket of a Spectator, into Three Others previously chosen
Related to 1890 More Magic 48
Unknown Changing Cards multi-pip card
1890 More Magic 55
Unknown Die verwandelte Karte No. 13, glide in which the spectator is asked to pull out the bottom card
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 17
Unknown Das verwandelte As No. 5, black Aces and Ace of Diamonds shown, those three cards given to spectator, Diamonds changed to Hearts, pip covered by black Aces so Ace of Hearts poses as Diamonds, Ace appears to be in the center which makes covering unclear
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 7
Unknown Die Kartenpresse No. 7, money press for cards
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 72
Unknown Die sich in der Hand eines Zuschauers verwandelnde Karte card placed on spectator's hand changes, pips made from powder can be shaken/rubbed off, detailed explanation
Related to Feb. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 23
Unknown Eine gezogene Karte zu verwandeln No. 38, selection put on top, another card is on top when checked again after putting hand on top of deck, sticky hand
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 45
Unknown Die Points auf der Glasplatte No. 11, card becomes blank, points appear on previously examined glass sheet, switch behind table after accidentally dropping wrapped glass sheet
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 101
Unknown La carte du diable No. 47, top card shown, spectator removes it from deck, it changes, half card covers half the face card
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 56
Unknown Chicagoer Kartendruckerei normal deck is shown to be all alike one by one
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Unknown Dasselbe Kunststück in anderer Ausführung No. 14, Nine of Diamonds changes into Ace of Diamonds, pips made from powder can be shaken/rubbed off
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 18
Unknown Die verwandelten Könige No. 40, four Kings change into four Queens
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 48
Unknown Die wandernden Points No. 32, number card in glass, covered with handkerchief, smoke travels into glass and pips travel onto handkerchief, chemical
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Die wandernden Bilderkarten Jacks, Queens and Kings placed in three packets on table, they change into Eights, Nines and Tens
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 63
Unknown Die Verwandlungs- und Verkleinerungskarte Queen changes in a Jack, shrinks to half its size and vanishes
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 151
Unknown Neueste Verwandlungskarte card changed into other card that is ungaffed since a cover slide is palmed off
Related toVariations 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 150
Unknown Die wandernden Kartenpoints selection in glass, borrowed handkerchief on glass, smoke blown onto glass, pips appear on handkerchief and card is now blank, also smoke appears in glass (chemical)
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 8
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die alte und neue Tintenkarte ink changes to clear water, a card is used to proof that it's ink
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 159
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Séparation mystérieuse pips vanish from cards (leaving blank cards) and appear on glass sheet
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 205
Unknown Einfache Bilder-Klappkarte
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 139
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Verwandlung der vier Point-Acht-Karten four spectators each take a card, they're the Eights, those then change to Sevens and the Eights are back in the deck, impromptu double-enders
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 54
Unknown Die Chamäleon-Karten fan of four cards transforms multiple times, divided cards
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 135
Unknown Der Kunstschütze pip is shot out of card in air with pistol
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 64
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann, Carl Willmann Röntgenstrahlen-Phantasien image of card appears on white cardboard in card case prop, set-up with three stands and x-ray patter, also an image of spectator's hand appears as x-ray on white cardboard, more variations
Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 57
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Eine Spielkarte verwandelt sich in eine Blancokarte card to blank card
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 164
Unknown Der Bube als "enfant terrible" four cards selected, they're the Eights, Eights held by spectator, four other cards placed on table, Eights returned into deck, cards on table turn out to be three Eights and a Jack, jack transformed into missing Eight and four Jacks produced from pocket
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 84
Unknown Point-Sieben verwandelt sich in Point-Acht multi-pip principle with ungaffed Seven that changes to Eight
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 133
Unknown Die Verwandlung einer Karte
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 46
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenmagneta two selections, deck in a glass, one selection rises out of deck and floats to other glass and in midair changes to second selection
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 213
Unknown Die Bilderschiebekarte "Carreau-Dame verwandelt der Künstler in Pique-Dame"
with sliding section inside card
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 144
Unknown Die Kartenpresse money press for cards
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 202
Unknown Die neue vierfache Verwandlungskarte card changes three times
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 141
Unknown Das wiederholte Forcieren ein und derselben Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
forcing the same cards to multiple spectators, general card application
May 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 66
Unknown Eine Point-Drei-Karte verwandelt sich in ein Ass multi-pip principle
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 133
Unknown Französische Verwandlungskarte three fives change into aces, kind of wide-spread divided cards
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 136
Unknown Die Mohrenwäsche card placed in glass with plate on top and borrowed handkerchief, smoke blown towards glass, smoke appears in glass, card is now blank and its image on the borrowed handkerchief
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 198
Unknown Die vierfache Verwandlungskarte "Mechanische Karten"
card taken from the deck and transformed three times
Related to Apr. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 117
Unknown Point-Vier verwandelt sich in Point-Sechs multi-pip principle
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 133
Prof. M. Verbeck Professor Verbecks "Tolle Neune" double facer with multi-pip principle
Also published here 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 134
Unknown Triple Change Routine face card changes three times
Apr. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4) 53
Unknown Festina lente spectator remembers card and its position, performer tables a card which changes into the selection, originally tabled card taken from envelope, patter by Conradi
July 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 11
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Point-Vier verwandelt sich in Point-Sechs free gaff card comes with issue
Related to Oct. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 64
Unknown A Mysterious Transformation Ace with other pips put with vermillion onto it, changes into Ace
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 254
Unknown The New General Card
1897 New Era Card Tricks 162
Unknown The Vanishing Pips nine changes into five, then three, then ace, then blank on both sides, Multi Pip Card
1897 New Era Card Tricks 260
Unknown The Changing and Enlarging Card
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 230
Unknown Sylvesterzauber four cards selected and returned, one selection is taken from spectator's pocket, it changes into the other three selections one by one
Jan. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 73
Prof. M. Verbeck Professor Verbecks "Tolle Neune" double facer with multi-pip principle
Also published here Jan. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 74
Unknown The Appearance of Desired Cards top card of shuffled deck changes into any named card
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 64
Unknown The Changing and Diminishing Card card changes, shrinks, then disappears
1897 New Era Card Tricks 229
Unknown The Queen of the Air card rises from pack and floats to glass goblet on other side of stage, transforms in midair
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 69
Unknown Die Verwandlung der obersten Karte des Spieles in einer von einer fremden Person gezogene und wieder in das Spiel gemischte Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
top card shown, it then changes into selection
Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 115
Unknown Transformation via Top Change wrong card changes into right one via top change, short routine
Apr. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 54
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Ein Hofzinser'sches Kartenkunststück card changes into four selected cards one by one
Jan. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 7) 106
Martignoni Die Verwandlung einer Karte selection clings to another card via moisture, tossed in the air and caught before unload on deck
Apr. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 54
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine Gedanken-Photographie spectator writes card on paper, two blank business cards put in box, on one appears image and on other name of selection
Dec. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 184
Unknown Die verwandelte Karte No. 11, four Aces shown, one transforms into Nine of Diamonds, other Diamond pips covered by other Aces
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 161
Eduard W. Lufa Die Lieblingsfarbe three or four pairs of cards chosen, placed on small table, suit chosen, all cards change into that suit
Mar. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 3) 35
Eduard W. Lufa Die Generalkarte card changed into four selections one by one
Dec. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 179
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das Allvermögen der Frauen "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste IV."
four cards chosen, Queens removed, they change into selections one by one on table, they change back to Queens
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 67
Adolf Brückmann Die Verwandlungskarten Nine change into Aces, wide-spread gaffs
Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 3
A. F. Kessler Die Verwandlung einer Karte double card shown, face card brought into back palm, for changing it back the card is replaced again
Dec. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12) 179
Michaelis Hermann Card changes in Ink card put in glass of ink, when taken out it is dry and changed into selection
1903 Later Magic 159
Unknown Die Vermehrung der Points Three of Diamonds, point number changes multiple time to Five, Ace, Nine, then blank, using sleight-of-hand as well as multi-pip card and powdered pips
Nov. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 12) 188
A. J. Die magischen Asse combination in which an Ace is chosen, it changes to another Ace, vanishes and reappears, then a chosen Ace travels into a wooden card case, then all Aces from deck into a pocket
June 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 6) 84
C. O. Williams A Simple Card Discovery card placed in glass, covered with glass, then selection is face card of deck
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 47
Carl Willmann Eine Kartenmetamorphose four cards chosen, fourth card changes into each of the other selections and back
Dec. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 179
Unknown A Comedy of Errors Three of Hearts and Three of Diamonds change into aces and back, center pip of Three as ace sucker gag
1909 The Art of Magic 87
Unknown "How Many Aces Would You Like?" deck changes into all Aces
1909 The Art of Magic 70
Harry Houdini Houdini's Torn Card Trick card with torn-off corner changes into other card
1909 The Art of Magic 94
T. Nelson Downs The General Card several spectators choose a card, they are all the same, whole deck is shown the same, then different again
1909 The Art of Magic 71
Henry Hardin The Card and Hat spectator notes top card of deck, it's covered with hat, then top card changed
1909 The Art of Magic 127
Adrian Plate The Disappearing Queen picture card removed, various spectators remember a picture card and place it between their hands, they all got the QH, QH appears elsewhere and indifferent cards in spectator's hands
1909 The Art of Magic 133
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Überall und Nirgends (Dritte Ausführung) an additional nine cards change into selection
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 161
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Herz-Dame four Kings each change into Queen of Hearts and back, then four cards are counted to via named numbers, they're the Queens
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 142
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Gleiche Gedanken (Zweite Ausführung) two selections shuffled back, performer locates first card from another deck in his pocket, it changes into second selection which is given away
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 178
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Allvermögen der Damen four cards chosen, they're the Queens, they transpose with four indifferent cards, Queens change one by one and back to Queens
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 105
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die vier Acht four chosen cards turn out to be the Eights, they're lost and four indifferent cards change to Eights, then Jacks are produced
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das Herz-Ass
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 188
Unknown To change Three Cards placed in the Pocket of a Spectator into three others previously chosen
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 101
Unknown To change a drawn Card into the Portraits of several of the company in succession picture cards change into portraits of spectators
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 112
Unknown The Changing Card two cards chosen, a card changes to both cards
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 106
Unknown The Transforming Sevens four cards change several times, gaffed cards taken out of deck at the start
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 108
Stanley Collins The Spider pips of card vanish and appear on paper, pip eating spider
Related to 1915 Original Magical Creations 67
Charles T. Jordan, William McGrew Speaking of Pink Elephants No. 8, named card changes back color, then the whole deck, card spelled to, card travels from one half to the other, red-blue peek deck cards
1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 16
Stanley Collins Just a Kard Konundrum four cards transform into four jacks then into letter cards, spelling JACK
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 21
Charles T. Jordan The Demon Color Change No. 3, multiple consecutive changes, second and rear cards remain the same, using glued triple cards
Variations 1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 7
Stanley Collins The Lay of the Last Minstrel But One three cards under newspaper two are removed and card under newspaper changes into other card
Related to 1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 36
Stanley Collins Ajax card selected with business card, travels from envelope to spectator's pocket and four other card transform into letter cards spelling AJAX, duplicates
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 9
Charles T. Jordan, De Forrest The Diabolical Reversed Card (Improved) card reverses visibly à la tunnel effect
Variations 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 32
Oswald Rae The Impossible Possible using a Spirit Box, name of card written down on paper and locked in box, blank card in envelope changes to that card
1926 Between Ourselves 22
Oswald Rae Pips and Paper paper signed and pinned on board, two selections turn blank and pips are found on paper
1926 Between Ourselves 5
Jack Merlin Three Card Force and Floor Change card is forced several times, then put under foot of spectator who thinks all cards are the same, then card under foot changes and deck is normal
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 11
Jack Merlin Rubbing Off the Spot and Showing Where it Goes picking off the pip
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 7
Oswald Rae Slap It "A Novel Colour-Changing Routine"
face card of deck changes several times, slapping on the deck, last in slow-motion
1928 Sub Rosa 4
Eric F. Impey The Flyaway Card selection placed reversed in deck, it changes into another card, selection no longer in deck, reappears reversed
1931 Try This One 2
Ralph W. Hull A Trick Exposed, But How? color change apparently exposed, but card turns out to have vanished and is brought from pocket
1932 "Eye-Openers" 16
Ralph W. Hull Hull's "Never Miss" Card Trick selection appears at chosen position, repeat with apparent failure and transformation
  • reverse count and packet turnover bluff
  • slip-back deal count
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 19
Unknown Up His Sleeve card in sleeve appears on pack, in sleeve is now selection
Variations 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 89
Victor Farelli The "Left-About" Change snap-over change presentation
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 72
Ralph W. Hull Hull's "Magic Picture Book" Deck "The Ever Changing Deck"
cards are printed on all-backs deck, all-backs/faces spread display, natural bow and every other card reversed
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 16
Unknown A Spectator Does It Downs Change
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 33
Harry Houdini The Houdini "Bluff" Change apparently top change is done
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 71
Unknown An Unwitting Wizard card used to stab next to selection becomes selection
Related toVariations 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 53
Tom Sellers A Comedy Card Interlude color change routine with mismade cards (like half changed card)
1934 Card Tricks That Work 18
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. Fricke
VariationsAlso published here 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
Laurie Ireland Goofy Deck changing into a black eight of diamonds
1934 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934) 2
Tom Bowyer Publicity Trick back of business card with playing card back changes color
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
Orville Wayne Meyer The Ribbon That Made Good ribbon attached to wrong card, when pulled out is right card, sticky card
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 43
Louis Lam "Coloro" - the Colour Changing Pack of Cards
1935 Would You Believe It? 12
Louis Lam Find the Lady money card changes into card with business information on front
1935 Would You Believe It? 20
Laurie Ireland A Surprising Explanation for the Color Change double facers
1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 25
Unknown A Startling Transformation side-jogged double turns over during spring flourish, Cascade Change
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 134
Dr. Jacob Daley Use for Score Card changes into regular card
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 110
L. Vosburgh Lyons A Question of Power top card changes into three selections one after the other
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 129
Eddie Clever Only an Image some card names written down, one of them selected, blank card first becomes wrong card (re. Elmsley gag), then right card, see page 166 for credit correction
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 26) 163
U. F. Grant A Spirit Message writing appears on card, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 137
U. F. Grant A Changing Card wrong card turns over and changes into right one in sandwich, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 136
Jack Merlin Paint Brush Card picking off the pip type
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 341
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 Speaking of Pink Elephants color changing backs, then a card travels from one half to the other, glued pairs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 289
Unknown Reversed Color Surprise card reverses and changes back color, sticky card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 110
Anthony Ross Card Silk Routine corner torn off selection, becomes blank, white silk has card on it, printed corner still fits
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 216
Unknown A Color Change back of chosen card changes, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
U. F. Grant The Funny Deck card travels back from pocket, leaving behind a blank card, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 130
Dai Vernon Chameleon Backs two odd-backed cards, back color transposes, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
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
Leslie P. Guest The Trend of the Times face up kings are in deck, change to queens, story presentation
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 358
Edward Victor The "Deo-Ace" Trick four Aces are placed on four Twos crosswise, so that suits match, Ace with same suit as selection transforms into that card
Variations 1937 Magic of the Hands 29
Jess Kelly The Sympathetic Card blue backed card changes to red when rubbed on red deck, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 129
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 118
Unknown Sundry wrong card rises and transforms into right one, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 131
Unknown Diachylon Super Color Change card found with think stop procedure, back changes, sticky card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 110
Nishan Andounian, Joe Berg The Enchanted Card Slide card transforms in slide (wallet-like prop with slits)
1938 Greater Magic 510
Joseph J. Kolar The Card and Ribbon Trick wrong card is attached to ribbon with a sticker and put in deck, when pulled out it is now selection
1938 Greater Magic 505
Jean Hugard "And the Spectator Blew"
1938 Greater Magic 293
Unknown Another Method card changes in any named card
1938 Greater Magic 326
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, light out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, when spectator retrieves card it has same appearance, dressed up Chinese Laundry Ticket
Related to 1938 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 358
Sam Leo Horowitz The Magic Tunnel not perpendicular
1938 Greater Magic 552
Unknown Four Sevens and Four Deuces divided cards
1938 Greater Magic 489
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Black Brand wrong card transforms into card with picture of performer with card on forehead
Also published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 352
Tom Bowyer For a Dime weird traveling effect in which a 6H becomes a 6H with black hearts pips
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 268
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch
1938 Greater Magic 490
William H. McCaffrey Color Changing Backs two decks with different colors, various selections change colors of backs and back
1938 Greater Magic 295
Clayton Rawson The Card from Hell selection turns over and becomes different back color
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 311
Harry Blackstone Spirit Cartography selected card appears on initialed "photographic paper"
1938 Greater Magic 500
Harlan Tarbell The Card and Stamp Mystery stamp is glued partially onto wrong card and put in deck, when pulled out it is now selection
1938 Greater Magic 508
C. R. Mawe "Like Mawe Makes" fake corners for cards, two card transform in two envelopes
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9) 3
Unknown c card changes into selection and back, application for Curry Turn-Over Sleight
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 8
Dr. L. Rothbart Coloroto four-of-a-kind changes front and back with partial rough-smooth
Also published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 71) 481
Robert Weill I'm Sorry! three spectators note cards, they are the same and become blank, then deck transforms into chart of letter (eye examination test)
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 387
Unknown A Color Change Story story presentation in which face-card changes multiple times to fit story
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 48
Eric C. Lewis King of Clubs "King of Clubs" forced and name of local club appears on backs of some cards
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 409
Unknown Reverse Blank Fan
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 31
Louis Lam The "Enormous" Four Ace Presentation chosen ace transforms into previous selection, ace from spectator's pocket
1939 Be Deceived 12
Verne Chesbro The Magician and the Judge a card becomes blank, story presentation
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 651
Theodore Annemann A Card in Hand card changes in spectator's hand, backdated for ten years
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 80) 522
R. M. Jamison Optical Illusion odd backed card in play, face changes
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 37
Paul Morris The Question is ...... reversed card changes into selection, reversed card then in pocket, miscall
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 52
Unknown The Top and Bottom Changes suggestions for uses as simple changes
1940 Expert Card Technique 166
Karl Germain The Flash Card Change deck in glass
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 603
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 607
Unknown Touch and Go stranger card
1940 Expert Card Technique 375
Laurie Ireland Card Control card transformation, ends up in pocket
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Dai Vernon Solo Flight Aces as finale four cards change into Aces one by one
1940 Expert Card Technique 254
Tom Sellers, Val Evans Forced Prognostico selection appears on blank card
Variations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 79) 517
Unknown Boy Meets Girl story presentation
1940 Expert Card Technique 297
George Pearce, Stanley Collins Comedy of Errors three cards turn into selection, one in pocket
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8) 2
Unknown Rub-A-Dub-Dub transformation and vanish
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 301
Unknown The Hocus-Pocus Card apparently mistake is made
1940 Expert Card Technique 390
Tom Bowyer "My Card, Sir!" double blank card changes into business card
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 131) 752
Frank Stobbart Sympathetic Pips blank card with loose pips placed in envelope, pips arrange themselves onto card to match selection (which for no reason travels to pocket)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 796
Frank Travers Correcting a Mistake Aces change to Kings
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 142) 800
Tom Sellers An Easily Worked "Stung" Trick in an envelope, sucker trick
1941 Condensed Conjuring 14
Unknown The Hindu Color Changing Deck
Variations 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 208
Unknown False Pip Change one pip is snapped off
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 290
Unknown The Change-About Card three wrong cards, chosen one changes into selection
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 223
Unknown Sealed Card Mystery three cards in envelopes, one selected, two cards change to match
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 199
Eddie Joseph The Sticker large sticker attached to wrong card halfway, when card is pulled out of deck, it is now the signed selection
1942 Greater Card Tricks 88
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Three of Spades writing appears on face of selection
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 14
Eddie Joseph The E. J. Color Change with Cards color change sequence in which the face card is palmed one-handed before it is seen
1942 Greater Card Tricks 17
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Magic Imprint card signed on back, card in glass covered with signed handkerchief, card becomes blank and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
Related toVariations 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 11
Eddie Joseph Esta Kard Mystery three cards stopped at and tabled, they change into indifferent cards which are then sealed in envelopes, they transpose with the selections
1942 Greater Card Tricks 35
Walter B. Gibson Getting Away From Card Tricks while explaining a color change, a whiskey glass appears
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 105
Bob Hanko Gaglet Department
  • bit of business for the walking through a ribbon routine (Hanko)
  • deck transforms into a forcing deck gag
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 70
Edward Marlo Annemann's Aces Disregarded transpo, transformation combo
Inspired by 1942 Let's See the Deck 19
Clayton Rawson Scrambled Thoughtwaves two cards are selected and deck put into pocket, cards transform into the thoughts of the spectator's (stripper, famous actor etc.) cards are eventually found and deck is normal again
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 9
Clayton Rawson No Corpse for the Coffin
Inspired by 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 58
Unknown The Phantom Pip picking up the pip... and putting it back on
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 172
Tom Sellers Birds and Cases packet trick with birds and cages on them
1943 Magical Mixture 28
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card idea by Fred Braue on page 214, see reference, for credit information see also "Informant" reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 196
Earl Morgan Old Sour Puss queen starts to smile
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 20
Tom Sellers You Can't Keep a Good Man Down three cards change on pack, "showing how Hitler and Mussolini tried to jump on Churchill, but Mr. Churchill came out on top"
1943 Magical Mixture 24
Paul Morris Are You Sure? - A Quick Trick with a Novel Finish four Jacks are cut to, then one Jack transforms into selection
Also published here Dec. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 7) 26
Unknown Blank Deck to Regular Deck reverse fan
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 213
John Scarne John Scarne's Master Change card put in envelope changes
Related toVariations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 217
Unknown Mystery of the Glass House x card in glass, envelope put away, card in glass changes into selection, x card in envelope
Also published here 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 257
Unknown The Black Ace and Card Through Handkerchief single ace penetrates handkerchief, changes to selection, ace in pocket
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 252
Clyde Cairy Metamorphoses card rubbed to thigh changes several times, back palm
Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 77
Shaman Bifocals eight people look at a card individually, they all see the same card, glasses presentation
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 218
Jean Hugard The Dream of Ben Asai four deuces in four glasses turn into four queens and back to four twos
Nov. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 6) 82
Unknown Card and Thread wrong card is pierced with a needle and threaded, when thread is pulled, right card hangs on on it, from "The Secret Out"
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 255
M. A. Reasoner Jack Becomes an Aviator story trick
1944 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 2
Tom Bowyer The Upside Down Six six spot turns into nine spot
Variations Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 87
Herb Runge Rising Sun Set card with flag, flag changes from a sun to the american flag, WW2 theme
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 260
Tommy Dowd A New Card Change during demonstration on how spectator should put his hand on top
Related to July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 132
Unknown The Flying Pips two pieces of black cardboard are fastend together with rubber bands, with toy pistol pips of selection are shot away and they are correctly arranged between cardboards
June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 128
Clyde Cairy Dick Tracy Card Trick almost the same as Fingerprint Card Trick
Related to 1945 My Best 11
Eddie Clever Hallucination
Also published here 1945 My Best 128
Bob Spencer Back to Back red/blue double backer
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 5
Joseph J. Kolar The Kolar Card Trick wrong card is attached to ribbon with a sticker and put in deck, when pulled out it is now selection
1945 My Best 20
Karl Germain The Flash Card Change in glass while covored with handkerchief
Related toVariations 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 116
Frederick Braue For Clubs and Lodges wrong card changes into selection with top change
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 196
Arthur H. Buckley The Mysterious Marker Experiment No. 19 - locator card transforms into selection
1946 Card Control 171
Arthur H. Buckley Simplicity Experiment No. 11 - face card changes to peeked card
1946 Card Control 161
Arthur H. Buckley A Brilliant Climax (My Pet Effect) Experiment No. 28 - four selections are produced which change to aces and back in a kick-back-kind effect
1946 Card Control 185
Arthur H. Buckley One Hand Crimp - Your Card? featuring bottom card longitudinal crimp
1946 Card Control 90
Clayton Rawson 2: Magic Taught in One Easy Lesson card transforms into selection, apparently spectator does the transformation
Also published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
Arthur H. Buckley The Aces and the Chosen Card Experiment No. 30 - aces are lost, selection appears on top and changes to aces, repeated three times
1946 Card Control 190
Warren Wiersbe Cardillusion three indifferent cards change into mates
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 9
Arthur H. Buckley Do You See Red? Experiment No. 3 - one of four black cards changes to red and back
1946 Card Control 153
Edward Marlo Ten Years Ago aces placed reversed in pack, change to kings, aces in envelop, double facers
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 137) 550
John Scarne Rapid Transit two decks, performer matches selection then both deck change back color
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 541
Edward Marlo, George Sands Upside Down Kings turn face up, then down, change to Aces, placed in deck, back to Kings, Aces from pocket
1947 Marlo In Spades 50
Dai Vernon 123
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 517
J. B. Bobo Color Change with gambler's flat palm steal from back & presentation
1947 Watch This One! 27
Edward Marlo That Joker! joker thrown in hat changes to selection
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 137) 551
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smooth
Inspired byRelated to 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 12
Unknown The Trey transforming card into "tray"
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 146
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
Also published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 638
Bert Allerton Allerton's Amazing Aces four selections cut to one by one, they change into aces
1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 3
Unknown Everybody's Card, I transforms into four chosen cards, platform
Related to 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 281
Unknown Everybody's Card, II transforms into 3 chosen cards, platform
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 286
Unknown The Chameleon Card giant card transforms into selected card, using Monte sliding gaff
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 141
Unknown The Observation Test
Variations 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 56
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Hallucination two spectators look at the same card which is placed on one hand, they have seen different cards and the card changed to a third one, suggested with Walt Disney cards
1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 14
Unknown The Changing Card top change
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 218
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Poker Hand Routine pair of deuces changes into Royal Flush, backs change as well, partial rough-smooth
1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 3
Frederick Braue The Homing Card Kaps favorite
Related toVariations 1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 13
Paul LePaul An Unexpected Climax
Variations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 155
Al Leech A Quick Opener
1949 For Card Men Only 29
U. F. Grant How I Found Your Card selection's back color changes
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 12
Al Leech Ace Elimination
Related to 1949 For Card Men Only 16
Paul LePaul Deceptive Perception five red backed cards and one blue backed card change into five blue backed cards and one red backed card
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 135
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Card Change does the same as glide
Related to 1949 Controlled Miracles 22
Louis Tannen Squeeze 'Em two of diamonds turns into ace of diamonds
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 189) 758
Jimmy Grippo The Grippo Grab picking off the pip with sucker element
1949 Controlled Miracles 18
Al Leech An Ambitious Card Climax
1949 For Card Men Only 25
Bert Fenn Jokerneurosis rainbow deck of jokers, four cards transform into aces, then the faces into a normal deck
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 202) 807
Dai Vernon The De Kolta Change sleeve rubbing cover, pips of card change to suit clothing
Variations 1950 Expert Card Technique 450
Dai Vernon The Peregrinating Pip pip is transfered from Five to Two
Related toAlso published here 1950 Expert Card Technique 457
Vern Schoneck Bluff & Challenge four aces change into jacks, aces found in pocket of performer, challenge presentation
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 213) 851
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 201) 803
Dai Vernon The All Backs
  • Details of Handling
Related toVariations 1950 Expert Card Technique 459
Al Leech The Bashful Queen King and Queen of Spades, Queen changes to Hearts and back ("The Second Hot Card Trick", 1950)
1950/2004 A Last Look at Leech 13
Al Leech A Hot Card Trick chicago opener
Variations 1950/2004 A Last Look at Leech 10
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
H. K. Becker Super Fillip back of card changes
Inspired by 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 242) 969
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop card is pushed in center and comes out by itself transformed, it helps to have a belly
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 226) 902
John A. M. Howie Changeable card changes four times, with sucker elements
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 221) 883
John Hamilton The King two black kings, chosen king changes into selection
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 243) 971
Edward Marlo Ace Opener four selections change into Aces, one with Snap-Over Change
1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 4
Bruce Elliott Tipsy Turvy
Related to 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 238) 951
Edward Marlo Mr. Black Comes Back
1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 7
Edward Marlo Effect No. 12
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Bill Simon Unexpected two red aces are laid on spectator's hand and transform into black aces, then the red aces are pinched out of the deck one by one, first phase similar to Fechter's "Be honest"
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 133
Al Leech Spot Remover picking off the pip
Related to 1952 Manipulating with Leech 28
Arthur Hastings D.F.C
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 265) 1060
Bill Simon Three Queens Monte with four cards all turn into aces
1952 Effective Card Magic 37
Edward Marlo The Build Up red aces produced, turn over when pushed through deck, sandwich black aces, then previous selection
1952 Control Systems 106
John Murray Surrealistic Sorcery card with pin in center is spinned on table and transforms into selection
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 269) 1077
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unknown card incorrectly, correct after change
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 8
Dr. Ben B. Braude It's the Humidity pips fall of from aces, leaving blank cards
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 253) 1012
Bill Simon, Edward Marlo Four Deuces and the Ace of Spades
Inspired byRelated to 1952 Effective Card Magic 163
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Opener
1952 Stars of Magic (Vol. 10 No. 1) 142
Al Leech Match-A-Card magician matches unknown card incorrectly, correct after change
Also published here 1952/2004 A Last Look at Leech 19
Edward Marlo That Joker! joker thrown in hat changes to selection
1953 The Cardician 10
Milton Kort Color Change & Follow Up Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread), red/blue card
Related to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Audley Walsh The Perfect Deck Switch pseudo deck switching, presentation
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 294) 1174
Al Leech Spots to Spare Spot is removed
Related to 1953 Card Man Stuff 8
Edward Marlo Jacks to Aces jacks face up in deck change to aces
1953 The Cardician 79
Maurice Howarth Tarantula pips from four card vanish step by step and appear on strip of paper
Related to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 290) 1158
Edward Marlo Ten Years Ago aces placed reversed in pack, change to kings, aces in envelop, double facers
1953 The Cardician 9
Edward Marlo The Trick Deck All Backs and All Faces, ungaffed, see page 196 for credits
Variations 1953 The Cardician 171
Edward Marlo Quick Sands cards turn over at once, front and backs change
1953 The Cardician 117
Edward Marlo The Late Arrival top card changes to selection, turned over by spectator before and after transformation, four methods (with and without stripper deck)
Variations 1953 The Cardician 85
Unknown Snap Over Change carp flipped over quickly with a snap on sleeve
Related toVariations 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 17
Edward Marlo Reflection card becomes blank and changes to three selections
Variations 1953 The Cardician 36
Edward Marlo Junior's Card Trick small packet all backs & all faces, four cards
1953 The Cardician 190
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card printing of a business card
Also published here 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 50
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Card Flight
VariationsAlso published here 1953 Six Tricks by Tenkai 14
Edward Marlo Christine
1953 The Cardician 104
Bill Simon The Flash Change four indifferent cards change into four Aces, they stick out of deck as a block and are shaken out
Variations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 11
Edward Marlo A Variation with Effect... Card with paper clip on changes
1954 Miracle Card Changes 9
Bill Simon Eye Doubt It two red Queens face-to-face change to black Twos and back
1954 Sleightly Sensational 9
Bill Simon 2. The Big Change Ace - Three with three dice on top, they transpose and eventually all change to Threes and back
Variations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 16
Audley Walsh All Gone finish for homing card
1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 299) 1197
"Senator" Clark Crandall A Backward Effect to rainbow deck
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 328) 120
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper"
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 35
Don Alan A Pretty Sneaky Nudist...Routine
Related to 1956 Pretty Sneaky 19