102 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Phone Effects / Medium at the Other end
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Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected
SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 2
Harris Solomon Operator Calling ringing of phone divines (forced) selection
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 220
William H. McCaffrey The Telephone Trick assistant names card over telephone, see also "Fragment: Introduction for The Telephone Trick" on page 1150
Also published here Greater Magic 566
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
George F. Wright Reversette spectator reverses one card behind his back, divined by medium on telephone
Variations Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 12
Alan Barnert Phoney person on telephone knows card three times, three different methods
Related toAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 108) 433
George F. Wright An Addition to Reversette
Inspired by Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 18
Abril Lamarque Long Distance Mind Reading Code medium called divines card
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Unknown Dial two cards are revealed over the phone
The Fine Art of Magic 181
Unknown Information, Please! on the phone revelation with a stacked deck
The Fine Art of Magic 182
Bob Somerfeld Telepaphone phone numbers are written on billets, one is selected, person at other end divines chosen card
Inspired by
  • Howard Savage's "The Phantom Phone" in "The Sphinx", June 1929
Related to
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 612
Louis Tannen The Psychic Number 7 using telephone code
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 188
Al Baker Baker's Eight-Card Trick using assistent and code
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 302
Al Baker A Telemirakel actually assistant on phone
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 293
Al Baker Over the Phone medium names free selection, code
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 297
Al Baker Telephony card is forced
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 299
Steffi Storm The Wizard No. 21, Spectator freely selects card, performer calls friend over phone who announces name of selection
Scarne on Card Tricks 42
Theodore Annemann Telephone Mystery
Annemann's Buried Treasures 4
Bob Somerfeld Mind over Miles medium on phone divines ESP symbol, playing card and chosen headline from Newspaper
Pieces of Mind 13
Bob Beeching Telephone Fooler playing card divination, assistant counts loudly
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 32
John Hamilton The Deuce You Say!
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 298) 1190
Alan Barnert Phoney person on telephone knows card three times, three different methods
Related toAlso published here The Best in Magic 203
Max Katz M. K. Telephone Code System coding a card with four cards, see Interlocutor reference for credit information
Inspired byRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 5) 3
Tony Corinda (25) Phoney Business no medium, four cards and a letter
Mediumistic Stunts 296
Paul Marcus Across the Void two cards are divined by medium over the phone, two deck switches
Card Tricks 327
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone performing idea for the brainwave deck
Magic of the Mind 50
Max Malini Telephone Trick medium names selection
Malini and His Magic 76
Gaylord E. Hill Dunninger Rings
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 373) 321
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected card
Related to Magician's Magic 183
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 44
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands
Inspired byAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 214
W.H. Radcliffe Mental Telephony medium reveals playing card, 52 names
Entertaining Mental Miracles 10
John Hamilton Additional Hamilton Ideas as telephone effect with possible lies
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 354
Bascom Jones The Ultimate Telephone Test revelation recorded
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 6) 30
Sid Fleischman, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Call Me Anytime long-distance call, force
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 8) 40
Karl Fulves A Telephone Mystery medium is called and names selection when order of deck is read out, distant key
The Book of Numbers 5
James G. Thompson Jr. Winged Thoughts code over phone
The Living End 33
Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected
The Living End 36
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands
Also published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 13
Karl Fulves ESPhone medium knows card, simple code
Close-Up Mental Magic 11
Karl Fulves Double Binary "Fone Trix", phone number out from the start, selection and three other cards read to medium
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 951
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Retrospective long article about the evolution of phone effects, reprinted from Sphinx, 1942
  • "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
  • John Percival, Benedict and Paul Rockwood versions
  • Fred D. Muth & elimination principle
  • "One By Swindle" (F. Jackson)
  • U. F. Grant
  • "Colored Silks" (Earl Thomas)
  • "Operator Calling" (Harris Solomon)
  • "Right Number" (Kent Arthur)
  • "The Phantom Phone" (Howard Savage)
  • "Winged Thoughts" (J. G. Thompson, Jr.)
  • "Phoned Thots" (Orville Meyer)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 952
Unknown Magic by Proxy No. 50, phone rings to give position of selection
Self-Working Card Tricks 75
Orville Wayne Meyer Edge of Dark code for ESP signs, over phone
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 171) 853
Jack Kent Tillar IMP "Impromptu Multi Projections", color, number and playing card are divined by medium over phone
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 175) 871
Gerald Kosky Sniff code
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 196) 978
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Ringer medium at other end divines cards
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 213) 1062
Terry Nosek Psi Pow! during live TV-Show, medium is called who divines selection
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 233) 1162
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined, six methods
Also published here Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 5
Karl Fulves Parallel Lines "Leverage" over phone, medium is called and divines spectator's and performer's card, parallel principle, see also p. 17
Related to Parallel Lines 9
Karl Fulves Color Coding over phone
Parallel Lines 18
Karl Fulves The King Speaks "Parallel Lines" with suit coding via a King of wanted suit
Parallel Lines 19
Karl Fulves Parity Check "Parallel Lines" with color coding
Parallel Lines 21
Karl Fulves Kings Encoded further strategies when clocking the deck for value and suit
Parallel Lines 24
Karl Fulves Real World Considerations medium uses calculator to simplify math
Parallel Lines 26
Karl Fulves Quint four cards removed by spectator, fifth one by performer, any card selected, other four read over phone, medium names selection
Parallel Lines 28
Karl Fulves Name-O-Quint spectator pockets any card, then any three cards, performer adds fourth card, those are read to medium in any order who then names pocketed card
Parallel Lines 31
Karl Fulves Fill The Blank three cards removed by spectator, fourth by performer, fifth by spectator and signed, read off to medium in any order which names the fifth card
Parallel Lines 33
Karl Fulves Cubic Coding any five cards removed by spectator, then one chosen, other four cards read to medium over phone which names selection
Parallel Lines 35
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler impractical card counting over the phone
Related to Card Counting 37
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaxis medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectator
Inspired byRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 265
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccent medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectator
Also published here The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 300) 1498
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccent medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectator
Related toAlso published here Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 600
Dexter Cleveland Computer Cards with computer presentation, wizard card trick
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 50
John Northern Hilliard Twentieth-Century Telepathy No. 21, name code
Variations More Self-Working Card Tricks 31
Karl Fulves The Percival Code No. 22, alternate code systems
Inspired by More Self-Working Card Tricks 33
William H. McCaffrey Calling Ms. Wizard No. 23
Also published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 34
Unknown The Great Phone Mystery No. 24, spectator turns top and bottom card over behind his back and pushed them in, the cards face to face with the reversed cards are removed and one of them named by medium on phone
More Self-Working Card Tricks 34
Unknown Poker by Phone No. 26, one of five cards chosen and one turned over, phoned medium knows hole card and selection when other four are called off
More Self-Working Card Tricks 36
Unknown The Connection No. 29, any card chosen, medium phoned instantly names it, ringing recorded
Related toAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 39
Karl Fulves The Ultra Code No. 31, spectator chooses any flush and reads off four of the cards to a medium at the phone, fifth card named, problem by Fitch Cheney
More Self-Working Card Tricks 41
Fitch Cheney Strange Trick telephone trick with freely named card
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 15
Steve Beam Phony Magic 1 medium on phone names card, 52 friends
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 27) 478
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Phoney Magic II phone rings, medium calls and is not called as usual
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 28) 496
Peter Warlock The Hilliard Syndrome medium called, coding through name of medium
Variations New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Peter Warlock Childs Play card placed in box divined by medium, magnetic card box
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 11
Walter Brusa Afterthoughts on Peter Warlock's Hilliard Syndrome simplified coding
Inspired by New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 17
Sam Schwartz Innermost Thought same trick, using thirteen specific cards to optimize multiple outs, also as phone effect
Inspired by Rigmarole (Issue 2) 22
Karl Fulves Who Calls? face-up/face-down mixed cards called to medium over phone who then names selection
Crooked Tales 105
Tony Bartolotta Thotology random person phoned and asked to name any card, medium phoned asked for a number up to 52
Inspired by
  • "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
Related to
Rigmarole (Issue 7) 81
Mike Rogers High Tech Wizard coding with extension number
Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9) 6
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note two cards chosen and hidden somewhere, performer divines hiding place and identity of one card, the other is heard on answering machine when a phone number is called
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 110
Simon Lovell Waiting for God "God" calls on the performer's cell phone and names card and position
Son of Simon Says! 113
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected card
Related to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 223
Karl Fulves Cupid's Hotline No. 32, four-of-a-kind taken out, then one of those four, medium divines suit, office and home phone numbers are written down in the beginning
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 68
David Regal Party Line
Constant Fooling 2 88
Lewis Jones Mystral coding method over the phone
  • Cards
  • Dates
  • Words (The AIR code)
  • Drawings
Ahead of the Pack 274
David Ben Psychic Cellular cell-phone guesses the chosen card
Tricks 100
David Ben Cocktail Wizard
Tricks 102
Michel Huot Cellular Fun three cards chosen, name of first selection appears on cell phone screen, second spectator holds phone over a few cards and it rings over selection, third spectator phones a given number which answers with third selection
Seven By Michel Huot 25
J. W. Sarles Calling The Wiz bit of business for classic telephone trick
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 355
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler expanded text from 1982 edition
Related to Card Counting (2005 edition) 47
Karl Fulves Calling Ms. Modulo two poker hands, performer and spectator each decide on a hole card, medium tells hole card after hearing other four cards
Inspired by
  • "Telephone Stud" (Wallace Lee, Math Miracles, 1950)
Related to
Clockwork 15
Karl Fulves Mind's i two piles, two spectators each remove a card and put it in other pile, performer knows both after looking through one of the piles, also over phone
Clockwork 27
Karl Fulves Phone Detective previous "Clockwork" deck as telephone trick
Clockwork 55
Karl Fulves Telephone Stud further credits for "Calling Ms. Modulo"
Related to Clockwork 66
Karl Fulves Moe By Phone and further references for the plot
Clockwork 67
Karl Fulves Age Related four cards chosen, additional card placed in box, medium names hidden card after some of the others are called, inspired by Age Cards trick
Combo II 6
Karl Fulves Transliterate medium is called and described spectator and names chosen card
Combo II 93
Steve Beam Sans Cards binary code using objects to transmit card to medium
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 218
Alain Choquette Cell Mate phone numbers on back of cards, spectator choses card face-up and face-down, dials phone number and person names other selection
Seventeen Secrets — Volume 2 23