107 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Phone Effects / For normal phone conversations
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Charles T. Jordan Long Distance Mind Reading No. 2, card trick performed via mail, deck riffle shuffled once and cut in two halves, one card moved from one half to the other and either half mailed back
Also published here 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 12
Charles T. Jordan Long Distance Mindreading stacked deck mailed to friend with selection procedure, crib sheet at home
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 174
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Number Please
  • Audley Walsh Method
  • Al Baker Method
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 325
U. F. Grant U-Do-It Ace Trick spectator loses Aces in deck and deals out four hands to find them again, no-touch by magician (telephone trick?)
1938 Greater Magic 349
Louis Lam The El-El Telephone Test
1939 Be Deceived 5
Oscar Weigle Thought on the Line card thought amongst a group found over telephone
1939 Do That Again! 27
Charles T. Jordan Forty-Nine 21 card trick with 49 cards and two dealing rounds, see also page 524 for idea to do it as telephone trick by Lloyd Jones
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 513
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Telephone Mystery
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 210
William H. McCaffrey Variation of the Telephone Mystery
Related to 1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 211
L. Vosburgh Lyons Telepsyche location of the card
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 75) 306
Jack Miller Dis-Cards spectator puts amount of cards on the table and removes some again, the rest is named by the performer
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 96) 388
Jack Miller Count Ten! on from ten cards is divined, also possible over the phone
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 96) 389
Eddie Joseph Mail Mentalism trick performed as mailed instructions or over phone, spectator takes all odd cards, adds top and bottom value, counts down to card in rest, eventually located with spelling and dealing
1949 Mail Mentalism 1
Audley Walsh Walsh's Long Distance Card Trick No. 67, Divine number of pocketed cards over phone
Also published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 123
Eddie Joseph Joseph's Repeat Telephone Trick deck shuffled and dealt in two piles, cards counted from both piles, a card remembered and a pile read off to performer who identified the selection, two repeats with different selection procedures, performer makes secret chart during conversation
1950 Card Bonanza 2
Eddie Joseph India Calling spectator has two piles and after some counting a card is lost, names of all cards read off to performer who names selection
Variations 1950 Card Bonanza 10
Eddie Joseph Over the Wire spelling of spectator's name to locate card
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele Teaser
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 975
Bob Somerfeld Good Deal bunch of cards in two piles face up and face down, same amount of face up cards
1952 Pieces of Mind 9
Aage Darling Telephotrix card is divined over phone
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 19
Jack Miller Discard spectator puts amount of cards on the table and removes some again, the rest is named by the performer
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 105
John Scarne Phone Miracle spectator finds card performer was thinking of, over the phone
1956 The Best in Magic 118
Charles T. Jordan Magic by Mail Divination of selected card by mail, deck is sent through the post, deck is shuffled and card is selected, only half the cards are sent to the magician, yet card is divined. Uses interlocking chains
Also published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 27
Alan Milan Long Distance Telephone Test selection is divined
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 72
Ken Krenzel Tele-Spell via telephone, see also p. 246 & p. 270 for reference
Inspired by Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 247
Eddie Joseph A Person to Person Call spectator choses card via cutting of packets and counting, it is located over phone
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 48
Nick Conticello The Non-Telephone Telephone Trick small packet, spectator selects a card, does some rearranging and is left with card
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 137
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Number Please two methods
Also published here 1972 The Living End 31
Ray Grismer Mind Ray spectator deals card on table according to some instructions
May 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 620
Orville Wayne Meyer The Being at the Other End card divined over phone
Related to 1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 73) 361
Karl Fulves Call A Card "Fone Trix", not 100%
Apr. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 951
Eddie Fields Silent Transmission Telephone Mystery Spectator deals cards over the phone, magician stops deal on selected card
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 30
Eddie Fields Field's Version of an Oldie Telephone trick, magician able to divine selection
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 70
Audley Walsh Long Distance No. 47, spectator selects a card with some counting and numbers and reads of the cards of a packet, performer names card and the number of cards in spectators pocket
Also published here 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 71
James G. Thompson Jr. The Phone Miracle No. 48, card selected with some counting and numbers
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 72
Nathan Stark Ultimate Phone Test card is divined, clever method
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 163) 811
Karl Fulves Tele-Poker No. 9, person phoned, he deals two hands of any number of cards, after some discarding only two cards remain in one hand, which is predicted
Inspired by 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 11
Sam Schwartz Long Range Telepathy over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 65
Father Cyprian Time Zoned over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 66
Karl Fulves Shylock card divination over the phone, instruction game
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 67
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to win
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Howard A. Adams Over the bRRAINBOW chosen color is divined using playing cards, over the phone variation of bRAINBOW
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 4 - esp card & mental miracles RETURN) 18
Edward Marlo Ma Bell Ringers Marlo's "Telephone Test" from Ibidem #11
three phases, over phone or in other room
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 20
Danny Korem, Edward Marlo Korem Variation of Telephone Test based on Marlo's "Telephone Test" from Ibidem #11, four phases
Inspired by 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 22
Karl Fulves The Parallel Principle shuffled deck split in two halves, performer and spectator remove card and put it in other half, divined in illogical way with both selections being the same
1982 Card Counting 33
Karl Fulves Digital Diamonds Ace, Two and Jack mixed according to rules over phone
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 3
Paul Fox Telephone - Tel-A-Card done over the telephone
1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 28
Paul Curry Matchmaker - Telephone Version version of previous item over the telephone, five ESP cards are torn in half, matching routine
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 295
Terry LaGerould Looker turning the head of a lady used for mating effect
1984 Close-up Seductions 85
Unknown A Remote Miracle No. 25, spectator deals some cards to select one and later calls off order of cards, performer on phone names selection
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 35
Karl Fulves Shylock's Card No. 27, one of three Kings selected and divined over phone
Inspired byAlso published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 37
Richard Himber No Questions Asked No. 28, location over phone
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 39
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack No. 30, game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to win
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 41
Father Cyprian Time Squared No. 32, over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte, spectator removes cards according to current time
Inspired byAlso published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 43
Steve Beam Leftovers on an idea for finding a check with muscle reading, a very risky idea to find a selected card over the phone, John Riggs
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 120
David Regal Mind On The Line location
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 217
Tom Craven The Custom Card Trick card is found and spelled to at impossible conditions, possible over phone
Inspired by 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 24
Chuck Smith Phone Trick
1994 What If? 20
Karl Fulves The Wizard of Odds No. 31, nine cards used for "three-card poker", hand with Ace of Spades wins, includes spelling of names, inspired by the Copperfield/Steinmeyer television trick
Related to 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 55
Doug Canning Telephone Lying spelling lie detector over the phone
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Related to
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 14
Richard Vollmer Einstein's Favorite Trick spectator locates his own card
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 32
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Tele-Mental
Also published here 1996 Five-Star Magic 23
David Solomon A Telephone Mystery telephone version
1997 Solomon's Mind 21
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 1 card location over phone
Variations 1998 Deck Direct 9
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 2 card location over phone
Inspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
1998 Deck Direct 10
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Telemental
Also published here 2000 Great Britain 2001 20
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Five Card Stud chosen card is located by the use of a down-under deal and by spelling the locator card
Inspired by
  • Gene Castillon's " Computer Telephone Mystery" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1999.
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 27
Steve Beam Up & Over the Down & Under two ways
  • Up & Over
  • Lucky Card
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 33
Paul Curry, Howard A. Adams Matchmaker five ESP cards, torn in half, matching routine, two versions, one with telephone, basic principle goes back to Howard Adams' trick "Packeten One" in "O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P" Vol. 9
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 147
Steve Beam Phony Card Trick card is found by spelling word, over phone
Also published here 2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 47
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Related toVariations 2002 Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deck
Variations 2002 Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Three Card Monte spectator mixed three cards according to instructions, possible over phone
2002 Impuzzibilities 25
Steve Beam The Phony Card Trick card is found by spelling word, over phone
Also published here 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 18
Steve Beam Support Your Local Magician card is found by spelling two sentences, humorous presentation, can be performed over the phone
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 21
Lewis Jones Right on Q half the deck used, card chosen by making three piles, card found by spelling, can be performed over the phone
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 23
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Alphanumeric card is found by spelling some sentences
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 25
Steve Beam Doing Your Nails with half the deck, nine force
Related to
  • Tony Koynini's "Any Number" in "Card Miracles"
  • Stewart James' "The Card is Up" in "The James File"
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 26
Audley Walsh Number, Please - Audley Walsh Method
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 568
Al Baker Number, Please - Al Baker Method
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 569
Doug Canning Excalibur thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and performer can divine card over phone
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 34
Lewis Jones Close Call one card divination over phone
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 37
Marty Kane Survivor TV Series with sixteen cards
Inspired byRelated to
  • Marty Kane's "Jack Queen King Ace Card Trick" in Peter Duffie's "Virtual Magic"
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 38
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Telephony with deck and three dice
Inspired byRelated to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 40
Jim Steinmeyer The King's Coronation spelling thing with Kings packet, Clubs is forced, no-touch
Related toVariations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer The Princess in a Crowd fifteen card matrix trick, no-touch
Variations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer, Stewart James Five Cards on the March mathematical spelling trick with row of five coins, based on Stewart James "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Variations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 10
Ramón Riobóo Mystery of the Kabbala thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and eventually card is divined
Related toAlso published here
  • Ramón Riobóo's "The Mystery of the Kabbala" in Rafael Benatar's "Sleight of Phone"
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 46
Michael Powers The 7 Card 21 Card Trick
  • Telephone Method
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 125
Michael Powers The 7-Card 21 Card Trick with spelling
  • Telephone Method
2007 7-7-7 52
Rajneesh Madhok Tell A Phony Too divination of birth month and playing card over the phone with dealing procedure, variation of Eddie Fields' "Tell a Phony" (Greater Artful Dodges, p. 111)
2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 12
Ken Krenzel AUTOMACAAN 100% no-touch, card selected instead of named, impromptu, possible over telephone
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 227
Jim Steinmeyer Eleven Roads to Heaven eleven cards, one selected with dealing procedure, located, no-touch
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 1
Ken De Courcy 1654 card chosen from quarter of deck, spectator finds it himself via down under deal
Inspired byRelated to 2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 453
Jim Steinmeyer Eight Cards Espial no-touch selection with Ace through Eight of Clubs packet, selection named in the end
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Seven Cards Examined no-touch selection with Ace through Seven of Hearts packet, selection named in the end
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 3
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Automatic Ace Triumph hands-off, dealing procedure, sixteen cards
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 5
Sveroni Profiler card divination over phone
Inspired by
  • "Von Mensch zu Mensch" in "Magigramm", September, 1988
2013 Alte Neuheiten 36
Jim Steinmeyer Wishing & Making it So any card thought of, counting procedure with small packet, over phone
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Chicagoism packet, spelling, also over phone
Inspired by
  • "Jasonism" (Eddie Joseph, Sphinx Sept. 1946)
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Invoking Margery
Inspired by 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 22
Michael Weber Pencil Poker Ten Card Poker Deal performed over phone with notepad on both ends
2015 TEN 35
Jim Steinmeyer The Irresistible Force from three cards (Six, Seven, Queen) the Seven is forced via counting procedure
2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 7
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph, Alan Stockwell A Study in Scarlet and Black as phone effect
Inspired by 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 21
Jim Steinmeyer Four-Card Monte No. 5, Queen and three other cards mixed according to rules, Queen eventually found
2017 Unexpected Impuzzibilities 13
Marty Kane, Michael Powers, Colm Mulcahy, Chris Wilcox BTTP Revisited
  • The Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy)
  • Three-Peat Deceit by Marty Kane (spectator spells name of card three times, then it is on top)
  • Try This (three spectators simultaneously)
  • Telephone/Radio Version
  • Last Minute Addition (restoring original order)
Inspired by
  • "Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic)
2019 Tesseract 237
Marty Kane Ascend-Sation! dealing and spelling to end up at selection, over phone
Inspired by
  • Martti Siren's "Off-Center Bottom to Top Principle" in Colm Malucahy's "Mathematical Card Tricks"
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 207