431 entries in Cards / Sleights / Switches / Deck & Thick Packet Switches
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Pochette-Profonde Switch
1876 Modern Magic 119
Professor Hoffmann A Drawn Card, placed in a Closed Box, made to Fly back to the Pack, while Another takes its Place in the Box including Another Method
1889 Tricks with Cards 160
Unknown To Change one Pack for another special pockets (pochette) at trousers & profonde, multiple methods
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 34
Professor Hoffmann Conjurers' Table - The Servante
1889 Tricks with Cards 36
Unknown Der magische Degen No. 2, sword used to stab selection blindfolded, deck scattered on floor, deck switch for short deck when fetching sword
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 4
L'Homme Masqué Die vier Buben auf der Wanderschaft No. 6, four cards chosen, they are the four jacks, they are shuffled back and produced from inside the jacket at sleeve opening
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 93
Unknown Die Kartenservante No. 11, deck switch with servante behind chair
Related to 1895 Der Kartenkünstler 80
Unknown Deck Switch optionally at table, with vest or behind chair with servante
Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 138
Unknown Erklärung zum Vertauschen eines Kartenspiels a. Mit Servante (deck switch with chair servante)
b. Ohne Servante (using holder under vest)
Sep. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Unknown Dummy Card in Handkerchief faking presence of deck while it is switched
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 35
Unknown Vertauschen eines Kartenspieles vermittelst Servante deck switch with servante behind chair
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 176
Unknown Vertauschen eines Kartenspieles vermittelst Klammer deck switch using holder at body
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 177
Unknown Deck Switch Subtlety adding a card and showing it by accident, switched-in deck has same card on face
Feb. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6) 93
Carl Willmann Karten-Servante servante on table or behind chair
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 10
Carl Willmann Willmann's Kartenklammer card holder at table edge or behind prop, for switching deck
Related to Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 25
Carl Willmann Willmann's Kartenklammer further designs for deck holders that can be attached to a table or chair, and a holder for body loading, deck vanish via pull
Related to Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 42
Unknown Improved Cards Read Behind The Back shuffled pack, order called out from behind back, with finesse
1897 New Era Card Tricks 67
Unknown Deck Switch profonde pocket
1897 New Era Card Tricks 62
Unknown The Card Servante behind chair or similar
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 149
Unknown Hausmittel gegen Dilettanten-Schmerzen "By E. C., Munich", intro on amateurs vs. professionals, devil's handkerchief, switching deck application
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 22
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Ueber Vertauschung von Kartenspielen on switching decks, using pockets and vest
Related to June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 87
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Ueber Vertauschung von Kartenspielen part two on deck switches
Related to July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 99
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Ueber Vertauschung von Kartenspielen II. more on switching decks, on multiple deck switches in a performance (up to six decks), giving a possible routining with six decks
Related to Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 116
Hans Meckel Die Cigarrenkiste im Dienste der Magie "by E. C. from Munich", two ideas to use a cigar box to switch something or to use it as a servante
Related to July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 103
Unknown Kartenspiele zu vertauschen
  • deck switch by pushing one in vest and the other comes threaded out of sleeve
  • card clip
  • deck vanish with pull
  • deck switch by getting rid of deck in left hand and taking new deck with right hand while back is turned
Related to 1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 151
Unknown Die Kartentasche "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
secret pockets on back of trouser
May 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 5) 68
Unknown Deck Switch behind Chair with servante behind chair
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 43
Unknown Sleeve Switch one deck pocketed, other taken out of sleeve
Related to 1900 Der Amateurzauberer 87
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Ein Hülfsmittel zum Vertauschen kleiner Gegenstände holder for inside of jacket, deck switch application
Oct. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 155
Emil Clauß, Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Halbfertige Ideen tray for switching
Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 16
Professor Hoffmann Deck Switch with Cigar-Box or similar item
1903 Later Magic 29
Unknown Kartenklammer, zum Vertauschen von Kartenspielen "by C. K., Hannover", card clip at pull to hold a deck for a deck switch
Variations May 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 70
Unknown Zur Kartenklammer, zum Vertauschen von Kartenspielen variation of the card clip
Inspired by June 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 6) 83
Unknown Deck Switch with Handkerchief
1909 The Art of Magic 69
Unknown Deck Switch in pocket
1910 Kartenkünste 152
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die drei Kräfte three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 196
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Deck Switch with short decks (32 cards each)
1910 Kartenkünste 80
Joseph Michael Hartz, Alexander Herrmann, Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlings
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 719
Joseph Michael Hartz, Alexander Herrmann, Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlings
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 181
Joseph Michael Hartz Deck Switch into profonde and from under vest
1911 Later Magic 707
Joseph Michael Hartz Deck Switch into profonde and from under vest
1911 Magical Titbits 166
Charles T. Jordan Packet Switch using deck, on outstretched hand
1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 13
Stanley Collins Deck Switch with case, shell
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 29
Al Baker How to exchange a pack of cards a prearranged pack pocket
Related to 1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 467
Unknown To Exchange Packs Methods to switch decks
  • Card clip
  • Done in context of a trick, behind the back
1927 The Nikola Card System 53
Jack Merlin The Story of the Cold Deck gamblers deck switch, management in a real game and in an expose
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 13
Jack Merlin Deck Switch in the pocket, while getting a handkerchief
Variations 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 19
Oswald Rae A Visible Servante hat to switch decks
1928 Sub Rosa 11
Laurie Ireland Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing any card is produced from pocket at named (small) number from shuffled deck, switch for memorized deck
Related toVariations 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 19
Al Baker Pocket Switch twice in context
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 83
Unknown Method of Changing Packs selection produced at named number from pocketed deck
Variations 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 15
Unknown Reading any Card Called For forced card produced from pocketed deck
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
U. F. Grant Switching Case cigar box sized box on table with opening, see page 3 for handling
1936 The Gambler's Expose Act 1
Unknown Switching the Deck - 1. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 189
Unknown Switching the Deck - 2. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 4. Al Baker's Method No. 2 during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Unknown Svengali Prediction force cards are switched out during trick
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 251
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch brief
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Unknown A Novel Card Problem replacing cards in short deck for multiple location routine
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Louis Nikola To Pick Out Any Card Called For Behind the Back memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 401
Unknown Card Location in Pocket
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 47
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 3. Al Baker's Method No. 1 pocket work
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Unknown Switching Packs seven methods with pockets, servantes, ...
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 248
Al Baker Pocket Gesture Deck Switch
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 237
John Northern Hilliard Final Observations and Caution
1938 Greater Magic 209
Capt. J.E. Stone V. To Exchange Decks During a Trick two methods
1938 Greater Magic 207
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 433
Bert Allerton Deck Switching Gimmick for a switch behind the back...
1938 Greater Magic 900
Capt. J.E. Stone II. Using a Hat and Blindfold
1938 Greater Magic 206
Capt. J.E. Stone III. Using a Handkerchief and Coat Pocket
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 207
Capt. J.E. Stone IV. Using a Cardcase and Coat Pocket
1938 Greater Magic 207
Capt. J.E. Stone VI. Using a Prepared Cardcase deck shell
1938 Greater Magic 208
Capt. J.E. Stone Switching the Pack: I. Using Well in Table
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 206
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Robert Parrish Cover Card Deck Switch apparently red and blue deck (= red deck with blue cover card), cover dragged over to other deck
1939 Do That Again! 33
Unknown Deck Switching Servante mention
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 491
Unknown Card Case for Pocket Switch
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 85
Robert Parrish Okito Box Deck Switch openly placing bottomless box (quasi a deck shell) from deck to another deck (see Blizzard Switch)
1939 Do That Again! 35
Oscar Weigle One Up cards shuffled face-up/face-down by spectator, two methods (stripper and deck switch)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 796
Arthur Monroe Hypocritical Memory deck switch in mirror glass
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 884
Eddie Joseph Aces found in Pocket Switch deck switch during effect in which Aces are located with deck in pocket
1941 How Gamblers Win 12
Unknown The "Plant" Switch stooge goes in corner to select a card which is divined by performer
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 1
Unknown The Black-Out Switch forced card found with lights out, stuck to spectator's forehead
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 2
Unknown The Half-Deck Switch deck switched one half at a time, with back turned towards audience
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 4
Unknown Brooks' Card Trick Herbert Brooks?, several cards selected and they travel into pocket after spectators shuffled them in themselves, narrow deck
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 6
Unknown The Side Coat-Pocket Switch deck put in pocket and selection removed by sense of touch, deck switch
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 9
Unknown Rising-Card-Box Switch switch after rising card effect
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 12
Roger Barkann, Richard Himber Duolette device for switching decks
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 119
Bruce Elliott Changing Tray Substitute
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 119
Unknown The Hat Switch deck dropped in hat and dropped out again
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 1
Howard Thurston The Thurston Switch deck switch with assistant, here in context of rising card trick
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 3
Unknown The Egg-Bag Switch no motivation given
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 5
Unknown The Chinese Switch with tray and assistant
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 6
Unknown Another Handkerchief Switch as handkerchief is removed from pocket
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 9
Unknown The Paper Switch with a pile of paper sheets as cover
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 10
Unknown "One More Trick" Switch
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 11
Unknown The Hip-Pocket Switch deck placed behind back for some reason
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 11
Unknown Combination Coat and Vest-Pocket Switch when turned to the side a bit
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 12
Unknown Change-Bag Switch no motivation given
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 12
Unknown The Card Servante servante behind chair, as chair is moved around
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 14
Unknown The Vest-Pocket Switch as spectator shows chosen card around and back is turned
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 15
Unknown Another Vest-Pocket Switch deck apparently placed from hand to hand while turned to side
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 15
Unknown Standard Card-Tray Switch tray secretly turned over
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 16
Unknown The Writing-Tablet Switch under cover of writing something with a writing pad
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 16
Unknown A Handkerchief Switch as deck is set down and handkerchief picked up
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 8
Unknown An Easy Box Switch as some large box is moved from one place of the table to another
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 13
Unknown Another Box Switch as some large box is moved away, box has secret opening at back
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 13
Unknown Black-Art Switch using servante in table
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 14
Walter B. Gibson Switched while doing fan manipulations, in two parts
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 63) 258
Sigmar K. Hofeller There'll Be Some Change Made! red cards change places with black cards, in the pockets of two spectators
1945 My Best 37
Unknown Deck Switch
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 184
Unknown Deck Switch
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 171) 685
Harvey P. Graham Bagged! poker routine for stage, with a stand
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 702
Don Tanner On Location spectator marks a card with an X behind his back, performer locates it behind his back
  • Method No. 1 (deck of double backers)
  • Method No. 2 (deck switch behind back)
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 8
Unknown Packet Switch small packet, lap
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 184) 737
Toni Koynini Switch It deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer sorts cards out behind his back except free selection, deck switch
  • The Basic Switch
  • Switch It
  • Alternative Routine
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 5
Unknown Deck Switch behind Card Stand deck holder and servante attached
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 99
Roy Benson Deck Switches on table with handkerchief
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 326) 112
Tony Corinda The Switch of a Pack of Cards bold
1958 Predictions 97
U. F. Grant Card Table Switch under table deck switch
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 233
Edward Marlo Mental Bonus card thought of (one out of ten), deck shuffled and placed in pocket, card instantly removed by performer
1961 Card to Wallet 30
Walter Wenger Die Drei Wünsche spectator finds his card after making several choices, mirage type deck, ends clean
Also published here
  • Magie, Vol. 36 No. 4, April 1956
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
Unknown Packet Switch top card is slipped form one half to the other
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 158
Unknown Deck Switch in pocket
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 395
Patrick Page To Switch One Small Object for Another explained with balls as a color change, also as deck switch
1966 The Topit Handbook 4
Al Koran Princess Card Trick...Plus deck shuffled after selections, deck switch
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 71
Peter Kane Anent Pack Switches deck switch during out-of-hand slap
Related to 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 18
Unknown Deck Switch while looking for handkerchief
1967 Between Two Minds 25
Al Koran One-and-a-Half Card Case
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 74
Don Nielson Supremo Deck Switch gag with light switch on card case
Related to
  • p. 146 for comment by Lu Brent
Oct. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Visible Deck Switch two decks held together, both with three-sided double-color cases
Nov. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 134
Martin A. Nash A Deck Switch secret pocket in jacket
1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 17
Alan Shaxon Switching a Pack of Cards
1970 My Kind of Magic 24
Henry Christ Riffs of Henry Christ comments on
  • The Count of Elmsley
  • An Unsolved Mystery
  • The Lota Bowl Deck Switch
  • The Challenge
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 253
Unknown To Switch for Gimmick or Feke value of card is matched in pocket
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 63
Unknown The Packet Switch
1971 Second Time Around 77
James Dunn Dunn's Stratagem red rubber band over deck, to convince people it is the same deck after switch
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 56) 278
Walter B. Gibson Dell O'Dell strategy to change decks, ends with Brainwave, used by Dell O'Dell
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 72) 358
Unknown Switching a Deck - Three Methods three methods, all use the lap
Related to 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 99
Unknown Cheat's Deck Switch brief
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 43
Mike Boden, Ed Smeal Marked! - Alternate Handling with lapping deck switch by Ed Smeal
Inspired by 1974 Card Cavalcade II 10
Paul Curry Teleport two thought of cards travel from one half to the other one by one, twenty-four duplicates
Related to
  • "Telepathy" (Jean Hugard, Sphinx, June 1935, p. 101)
Also published here
1974 Paul Curry Presents 78
Dai Vernon Cold Deck Exchange Deck switch with Topit
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 225
Unknown The Pocket Switch deck switch in pocket
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 119
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Cold Deck Switch
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 117
Eric Mason The Turnover Change
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 278
Unknown Diveswitch in pocket
Related to 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 17
Gene Maze Propel Lap Switch tabled, described with a card case
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 344
Doug Alker Deck Switch from the waistband, while back is turned to the audience
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 518
Robert J. Nedbalski Gag Deck Switch deck switched for gaffed deck (bottom half hollowed out, top half strung together), spectator cuts deck, it either bangs or spring flowers jump out of it, then performer admits a deck switch and openly brings out stacked deck from lap
1978 Ned's Ultimate Poker Stack 5
Steve Beam Lazy Man's Deck Switch #1 dropping card during a trick, then take another deck
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 22
Steve Beam Lazy Man's Deck Switch #2 as a gag
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 22
Danny Korem Scary Deck Switch pendulum holdout
1978 The Upside Down Toppit 17
Edward Marlo, Frank Pemper Joker Switch jokers forgotten on table
Related toVariations 1978 Arch Triumphs 44
Roger Smith A Simple Routine suggested routine of previous tricks with Ace through Five of a suit with simple switch in pocket
1978 The Ultimate Card Book No. 4 10
Unknown Chair Pulling Deck Switch brief
1978 The Book of John 14
Unknown Deck Switch gambler's table edge switch
1978 Ned's Ultimate Poker Stack 5
Earl Nelson Color Changing Deck featuring a deck switch in the lap at the end of an optional preliminary All Backs routine
1979 Variations 17
Unknown Stand-up Deck Switch
1979 CardMagic 112
Edward Marlo Marlo's Covered Deck Switch
Variations 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 113
Edward Marlo Another Marlo Deck Switch
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 118
Edward Marlo Marlo's Visual Retention Deck Switch
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 120
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Undercut Deck Switch
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 122
Edward Marlo Cased Switches - 1st Approach: To switch one deck for another while in card case, lapping
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 278
Vincent Sabatino Fifty One Below deck beneath cover card is switched, lapping
1979 CardMagic 55
Philip T. Goldstein Matswitch under cover of close up mat in context of routine in which card travels to under mat
Related to Jan. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 292
Martin A. Nash The Side-Pocket Swindle card located in pocket, shuffle tracking presentation, deck switch
Related to 1980 Ovation 7
Ken De Courcy Shuffled Spell switching in Super Spell/Magic Spell deck
1980 Super Spell 8
Michael Ammar Card Case Switch three strategies
1980 The Command Performance - Premier Issue 3
Unknown Packet Switch behind back
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 31
Edward Marlo First Switch, Second Switch, Third Switch card, packet or deck switch, lapping or palm to palm, Tenkai palm
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 213
Edward Marlo Marlo Card Switch table edge, also as packet or deck switch
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 204
Edward Marlo More Deck Switches
  • Ringing In The Deck
  • Taking Deck Out Of Play
  • Before and After Rest Position
six methods, tabled
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 222
Gene Maze HalfDeck No. 1 switching half the deck, concept suggested by Vincent Sabatino, lapping
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 24
Gene Maze HalfDeck No. 2 switching half the deck, cutting sequence, lapping
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 25
Gene Maze HalfDeck No. 3 switching half the deck, cutting sequence, lapping
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 26
Gene Castillon Banded Deck Switch in Pocket
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 76
Philip T. Goldstein Diveswitch
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Trionic) 83
Edward Marlo Ruffle Shuffle deck switch at table edge
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 59
Gary Ouellet Uses for the Ouellet Switch
  • as a force
  • as a packet switch
  • as a knockout poker demonstration
1981 Threshold 21
Robert Gardner A Subtle Deck Switch Trojan Deck Switch
Related to Feb. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 593
Unknown Deck Swtich in pocket, during trick
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 30
Derek Dingle Standup Sleightless Deck Switch
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 196
Derek Dingle Two Fisted Deck Switch
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 198
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Au Courant Card Switch using lap
1982 Card Finesse 106
Unknown Packet Switch
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 169
Stephen Tucker Double Decker seated deck switch, deck accidentally falls on the floor, with effect where performer is able to name position of any card
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 12) 221
Unknown Veeser Switch Concept
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 21
Paul Fox "Do It Again" "Repeating the Five Card Mental Selection or One Card Mental Selection", deck switch
Inspired by 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 26
Thomas Alan Waters Hexchange inside pocket
Related to 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 501
Juan Tamariz Double Crossing the Gaze Switch
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 423
Edward Marlo Natural Deck Switch lapping, also as partial switch of half deck
  • Getting Rid of the Switch-Out Deck
1983 Marlo without Tears 276
Edward Marlo Flat Palm Grip
1983 Marlo without Tears 187
Edward Marlo The Curled Grip
1983 Marlo without Tears 185
Roberto Giobbi, Carlhorst Meier The Trojan Deck
Related toAlso published here 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1219
Jan Torell Deck Switch
1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 23
Unknown Gambler's Switch swept off table edge
1984 The Cardmanship of Roberto Giobbi 11
Randy Tanner The Rubber Band Deck Switch accidentally breaking rubber band
Related to 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 76
Danny Korem The Korem Deck Switch as deck is put in case, pendulum holdout
1985 Korem without Limits 170
Unknown Half-Deck Switch Hellis Switch with Overhand Shuffle cover
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 28
Unknown Switch to stacked deck with pockets and body turn
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Unknown Lapping Switch
Aug. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1103
Larry Jennings Wallet Deck Switch DECK travels to wallet except selection
Related to 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 179
Larry Jennings Wallet Deck Switch deck travels to wallet except selection
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 1
Jay Sankey Dump Switch deck dumped out of bigger case
1986 Sankey Panky 48
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch
1986 Sankey Panky 71
Slydini Slydini Switch II using card cases
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 30
Dan MacMillan Modified Version of Marlo's Covered Deck Switch
Inspired by 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 56
Unknown Deck Switch with sportjacket, vest and Topit
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 92
Steve Draun The Practical Deck Switch pocket
Also published here 1987 The Magic of Steve Draun 23
David Regal Deck Switch table edge
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 209
Edward Marlo Marlo Deck Switch lapping
1987 Special Effects 105
Roberto Giobbi A Stand-Up Deck Switch
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 1) 12
Unknown Lap Switch deck switch done with packet
1988 The Magic Way 150
Unknown Gambler's Deck Switch brief
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 226
Karl Fulves Excursion Aces pushed into different parts of deck, deck slapped, only Aces remain and deck traveled to four pockets, posed as problem
1989 The Multiple Shift 37
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch
1989 Williamson's Wonders 71
Edward Marlo Simplex Card Switch from 1 to 52 cards
1989 So Soon? 5
Unknown Classic Table Edge Switch
1989/91 Sonata 167
Steve Beam Behind the Back Deck Switch
  • invisible deck presentation
Related toAlso published here 1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 32) 564
Simon Aronson Below the Belt two cards from two decks exchanged below table, they match, ends clean
Related to 1990 The Aronson Approach 70
Simon Aronson Bait and Switch spectator names number and selects card, performer apparently brings the card to that number one-handed behind his back
Inspired by 1990 The Aronson Approach 85
Simon Aronson Color Feeling behind back, deck switch
1990 The Aronson Approach 91
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Fifth Effect four thought-of cards from different suits located, spectator's count down their value, shuffle and deck switch
1990 Cardfixes 198
Harry Lorayne Half Deck Switch scooping in lap
1990 Trend Setters 77
Alex Elmsley Two Pocket Deck Switches intro
Related to 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 143
Alex Elmsley The Climax Pack Switch
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 143
Daryl Martinez Pocket Search Switch
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 76
Alex Elmsley, Alexander de Cova Der Alex Elmsley Kartenspiel-Austausch Elmsley's switch with applications
Related to 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 7
Alex Elmsley The Empty-handed Pack Switch
Related toVariations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 145
Jack Carpenter West Coast Cooler deck switch as skill demonstration, secret switch possible in course of routine
1992 Modus Operandi 123
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch as spectator is shown where to put the deck
1992 Power of Suggestion 4
Alexander de Cova Deck Switch Case box that contains two decks
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 69
Steve Draun The Practical Deck Switch pocket
Related toAlso published here 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 85
Unknown Switching Decks handkerchief cover
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 96
Alexander de Cova Deck Switch Case box that contains two decks
1993 Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 13
Alex Elmsley Pocket Deck Switch with description of psychology
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 450
Unknown Nail File or Pencil for Exchanging Decks as pen is taken out of inside pocket
1994 More Greater Magic 1238
Unknown Deck Switch using pockets
1994 More Greater Magic 1239
Unknown Gambler's Deck Switch lap
1994 More Greater Magic 1239
Roger Crosthwaite Card Case Switch using Tenkai Palm, table edge
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 19
Darwin Ortiz Pocket Deck Switch classic switch
1995 Cardshark 88
Robert Parrish The Rising Cards using a Martin clockwork deck, featuring deck switch in a case when glass is removed from it
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 41
Michael Close On the Memorized Deck
  • Which Stack?
  • Learning the Stack
  • The Open Index
  • Estimation
  • False Shuffles
  • Deck Switches
1996 Workers Number 5 122
Michael Skinner One for the Boys two card challenge divination, memorized deck, deck switch under table
1996 Classic Sampler 38
Gene Maze Hello Stranger named card has different back, ungaffed
Mar. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2625
Tommy Wonder The Two-Pocket Deck Switch
Related toVariations 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 152
Michael Skinner Pocket Packet Switch brief, at end of a routine
1996 Miracles with Cards 61
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Tour de Cartes card fans brought out of pocket and added to deck, deck still has the same amount of cards, as deck switch
1997 Ah-ha! 66
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra And Now... Two Cards from the Pocket finding two chosen cards in pocket
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 Notes 7
Larry Jennings Pocket Deck Switch classic switch
1997 Jennings '67 124
Simon Lovell The Switch deck switch during a non-card trick in pocket
1997 Simon Says! 83
Ken Krenzel Wrap Switch as deck is wrapped in napkin at table edge
1997 Ingenuities 170
Alexander de Cova Secret Deck Switch with table and silk, stand-up
1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 12
Alexander de Cova Stand-up Deck Switch with table and silk
1998 Secrets No. 2 43
Ellis Stanyon Various Changes for the Complete Pack section heading
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 265
Andrew Wimhurst Australian Cooler 51 to pocket climax
1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 3
Guy Hollingworth Hollow Envelopes Dummy Switch
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 268
Ellis Stanyon Rapit Memorization (?) of Half the Pack No. 17, half the deck switched, order known or cue sheet
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 91
Andrew Wimhurst The Acme Pocket Switcher divider for switching deck in trouser pocket
1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 3
David Regal Fool 'Em If You Got 'Em Box of cigarettes changes into box of chewing gum
1999 Close-Up & Personal 83
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Pack No. 6, as handkerchief is removed from pocket, or Stanyon's servante behind chair
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 87
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Pack at the Breast Pockets No. 19, pocket choreography with body turn
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 266
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Pack in the Tail Pocket No. 20
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 266
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Pack on the Table No. 18, as object is picked up from table, cooler starts behind it, substitution principle?
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 265
Roberto Giobbi The Deck Switch Introduction
2000 Card College — Volume 4 863
Roberto Giobbi Final Thoughts on Deck Switches
2000 Card College — Volume 4 875
Roberto Giobbi The Direct Deck Switch comments on technical deck switches
2000 Card College — Volume 4 865
Roberto Giobbi The Direct Deck Switch
2000 Card College — Volume 4 865
Roberto Giobbi The Deck Switch in the Context of a Trick
2000 Card College — Volume 4 868
Frank Pemper, Jon Racherbaumer, Edward Marlo The Joker Switch clever switch between tricks
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 867
Carlhorst Meier The Trojan Switch
Also published here 2000 Card College — Volume 4 868
Unknown Through the Table card from below table to top
2000 Card College - Volume 4 870
Roberto Giobbi In a Flash chosen card penetrates a sealed card case in the performers pocket
2000 Card College — Volume 4 871
Joaquín Partagás, Martin A. Nash The Cardsharp
Inspired by
  • El Prestidigitador Optimus (1900)
Related toVariations
2000 Card College — Volume 4 873
Unknown The Vanishing Deck Reconsidered with a deck switch
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 874
Unknown The Gambler's Deck Switch table edge
2000 Card College - Volume 4 865
Unknown Deck Switch used with half deck, lapping
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 117
Andrew Wimhurst, David Williamson Australian Cooler 51 to pocket climax, updated
2001 Jiggery Pokery 2
Paul Curry, Michael F. Zens, David Devant Out of the Past deck is separated in halves, two cards thought of and one is selected, performer puts one card from the half into the other, first card is missing, second spectator touches a card, that is put into the other half and also his card is missing, third card invisibly travels into the other half
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Genii" vol. 7 no. 4, 1942
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 102
Paul Curry Teleport two thought of cards travel from one half to the other one by one, twenty-four duplicates
Also published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 106
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Deck Switch Walkaround version of Alternate Take, can do deck switch
2001 Try the Impossible 30
Simon Aronson Poker Routine Deck Switch Deck switch done in context of Routine Maintenance
Related to 2001 Try the Impossible 241
Simon Aronson Sequence Spell Deck Switch
2001 Try the Impossible 263
John Cornelius Deck in the Round (Pocket Rocket Aces)
Aces to pocket one by one, as climax deck to pocket with secret switch
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 90
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 2001 The Long and the Short of it 35
Joe Stuthard Svengali Deck Switch key card location with half-deck switch to clean up svengali deck
2001 The Long and the Short of it 36
Andrew Wimhurst The Acme Pocket Switcher cardboard divider for in-pocket-switches
2001 Jiggery Pokery 2
Karl Fulves The Deck is Stacked chapter intro, simple "let me show you one more" deck switch
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Mark Lewis Switching a Deck
  • performing a non-card trick
  • under a newspaper
  • taking handkerchief from pocket to wipe sweat
2001 The Long and the Short of it 35
John Cornelius One-Handed Deck Switch at table edge with servante and holder
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 172
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle
Also published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
David Berglas Deck Switch brief
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 347
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Invasion of the body snatchers sandwich finds selection, deck changes back color except selection, in another deck only the selection has an odd back as well, story presentation
2002 Ahead of the Pack 187
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Deck Switch two methods
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 116
John Carney Chair Deck Switch behind chair
2002 The Book of Secrets 312
David Regal Deck Switch
2002 Constant Fooling 2 80
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 507
Karl Fulves The Right Pocket two cards chosen, duplicates are in pockets as prediction
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 4
Al Baker Switching The Deck pocket
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 519
Wesley James Inside Pocket Switch
Related to 2004 Enchantments 440
Steffi Scarne Notes On The Sting Switch on John Scarne doubling Paul Newman in The Sting
Related to
  • Sting Switch in Swindle Sheet
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 356
Allan Ackerman Finesse the Finessed Travelers including a deck switch
Related to 2005 Ackerman 2004 23
Barrie Richardson The Legal Switch-pad deck switched as it slides off a pad
Inspired by
  • Stop Trick with plate by Ken Brooke
Related to
  • "Omar's Deck Switch" (U.F. Grant)
Also published here
  • Vibrations, Jan. 1998
2005 Act Two 41
Barrie Richardson Devious Deck Switch using a card case
Related to
  • "Cold Case" (Gregory Wilson)
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Aug. 1999
2005 Act Two 44
Unknown Deck Switch brief
2006 Compilation 121
Darwin Ortiz Deck to Pocket Climax for Travelers
2006 Designing Miracles 96
Unknown Deck Switch brief
2007 Seminarnotitzen 2007 21
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch brief
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 20
Fred Robinson Vibrations including second method as deck switch in pocket
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 196
John Scarne Scarne's Vest Holdout deck switch
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 358
John Scarne Scarne's Cap Deal partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat hands, stand-up, from an Audley Walsh letter
Related to 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 360
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh's Capper from 1949 letter, partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat hands
Related to 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 358
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Changing Decks open deck switch concept, various methods
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 5) 8