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Victor Farelli Introduction
Controlled Coincidence 3
Victor Farelli Arrangement of the Cards stack in which the cards above and below any card indicate the selection by value and suit, for forty-eight cards
Inspired by
  • "Card Control" (Bagshawe, marketed 1928)
Controlled Coincidence 3
Victor Farelli A Strange Coincidence card freely chosen with knife stab, then position chosen and card above and below knife denote earlier selection with suit and value
Variations Controlled Coincidence 5
Victor Farelli The Reversal card chosen with knife stab, another card pocketed, for both cards, two cards are found that denote value and suit, one of the pairs reversed
Controlled Coincidence 7
Victor Farelli Choice Foretold two cards chosen, both cards predicted by two cards each via value and suit in two envelopes
Controlled Coincidence 10
Victor Farelli The Marvellous Discovery card removed from pack while performer is not looking, yet he quickly finds two cards that denote the selection by value and suit without looking at the faces
  • First Method
  • Second Method ("Shades")
  • Third Method (Difference in Design)
Related to Controlled Coincidence 12
Victor Farelli Suggestions and "Tips" variations from where to produce the pair that denotes the card
  • Rising Cards
  • Cards in Pocket
  • The Blindfold and Knife
  • Caught in the Air
  • Cards through Handkerchief
Controlled Coincidence 14
Victor Farelli Using the Joker instead of a Knife for stabbing selection or force
Controlled Coincidence 15
Victor Farelli How to "Fan" the Pack reverse fan or spreading action to hide arrangement
Controlled Coincidence 15
Victor Farelli Flourishes
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 15
Victor Farelli The "V.F. Throw and Turn"
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 17
Victor Farelli An Easy Combination. Performed on the Bare Arm
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 20
Victor Farelli The "Boomerang" Card
  • Throwing Cards with Both Hands: No Pack Used
  • Card Caught with Hand at Side
  • Throwing Two Card Together: No Pack Used
  • Catching a Card with Scissors
  • Addition to Cutting a CArd in the Air
  • Loaded Card for "Boomerang"
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 22
Victor Farelli The "One Hand Drop"
  • The Cards to Use
  • The "Blindfold Drop"
  • The Vertical "One Hand Drop"
  • The "Ambidextrous" Drop
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 22
Victor Farelli The "Drop" to Cover the Pass
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 24
Victor Farelli The Improved "Bluff" Pass to top
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 29
Victor Farelli The "Charlier" Pass commentary
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 31
Victor Farelli, Unknown The "Riffle" Substitutes riffle shuffle
  • Using a "Longitudinal Bridge"
  • Using the Veneri "Flesh" Break
Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 34
Victor Farelli Deck Bridge
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 34
S. W. Erdnase, Victor Farelli The "Strip" Cut Shuffle Substitute
Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 35
Victor Farelli Forcing - Timing
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 37
Victor Farelli Some "Imperfections"
  • Closing the Fan
  • Suggesting Liberty of Choice
  • Aggressiveness
  • Exposing on the Stage
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 37
Victor Farelli The Nervous Assistant tip
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 38
Victor Farelli, Sam H. Sharpe Choosing a "Forcee" tip
Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 39
L'Homme Masqué The Table "Spread" credit unsure, thrown on table, Toss Force
Related to Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 39
Victor Farelli The "Pencil" Force
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 41
Victor Farelli Should Cards be Shuffled?
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 43
Victor Farelli The "Strip Cut" False Shuffle
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 49
Victor Farelli Palming - The Cards to Use
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 52
Victor Farelli Common Faults
  • Curling the Forefinger
  • Stiffness of the Arm
  • Spreading the Thumb
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 53
Victor Farelli First Method of Second Dealing
  • First Exercise: Moving a Pair
  • Second Exercise: The Withdrawal
  • Third Exercise: Seizing the Second Card
  • Fourth Exercise: The "Swing"
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 55
Victor Farelli Second Method of Second Dealing
Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 58
Victor Farelli Suggestions reversing the deck for stripper or one-way deck
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 68
Victor Farelli A "Sucker Gag" apparently strippers are used
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 68
Victor Farelli The "Left-About" Change snap-over change presentation
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 72
Victor Farelli For the Table "Spread" Force. setting up
Related to Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 74
Victor Farelli The Tail of the "Q" (A New "Key" Card.), edge marking a card so mark becomes visible in beveled deck
Related to Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 74
Victor Farelli Cards with White Borders for what they are better than borderless cards
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 74
Victor Farelli The Mexican Turn-Over a tip
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 74
Victor Farelli Obtaining a "Stock" strategy for adding cards from pocket to deck
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 75
Victor Farelli With a Borrowed Pack
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 75
Victor Farelli Tricks Based on the "Glide" commentary followed by the tricks
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 76
Victor Farelli The Partagas "Sell"
Related to Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 79
Victor Farelli Subtlety versus Manipulation between one and forty
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 82
Victor Farelli A "Close-Work" Discovery
Related to Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 84
Victor Farelli The "Follow-Up"
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 85
Victor Farelli The Card to "Wallet" credit information
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 87
Unknown A Strange Hallucination thought of card to wallet, matrix principle
Variations Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 87
Victor Farelli, Tom Sellers The "Sandwich" card travels from sandwich to pocket
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 89
Victor Farelli For Conjurers Only version of lazy man's card to pocket
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 93
Victor Farelli Pure Bluff version of lazy man's card to pocket
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 93
Victor Farelli, Harry Venson With an Unprepared Pocket-Book
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 94
Victor Farelli The "Do-it-Yourself" Discovery spectator stabs top card reversed next to his selection behind the back
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 95
Victor Farelli Four From Five Leaves One
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 96
Victor Farelli Effect cards shuffled by spectator, still top card is correctly predicted on previous empty paper, locator card
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 99
Victor Farelli A Study in Blue and White envelope
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 99
Victor Farelli, Edward Bagshawe The "Simplex" Thirty Cards envelope
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 102
Victor Farelli, Dr. Herschell The Floating Image afterimage as presentation to divine several cards
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 104
Theodore Annemann An Alternate Detection alternating one-way backs
Related toVariationsAlso published here SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 11
Victor Farelli For Artists Only Talks about culling, patter, misdirection, plot, selection of cards, building a programme, and building routines
"Lend Me Your Pack" 7
Victor Farelli Five Points Some tips on card magic and how to study the book
"Lend Me Your Pack" 10
Victor Farelli "Culling" Talks about how culling should be done, mentions Louis Nikola and how he stacks his deck during the course of another routine, also mentions Erdnase's stock securing and cull shuffling
Related to "Lend Me Your Pack" 12
Victor Farelli Seventeen Down Selection appears at number foretold by magician. Effect allows magician to secretly cull the four Kings to the top for a later routine.
Inspired by
  • (Al Baker, The Sphinx, 1932)
"Lend Me Your Pack" 12
Victor Farelli Reversing the Bottom Card
"Lend Me Your Pack" 15
Victor Farelli The "Lindahl" Method Culling and securing a required stock in the action of removing the four Aces
Related to
  • (Tom Osborne, The Sphinx, June 1932)
"Lend Me Your Pack" 15
Victor Farelli Do As I Do Spectator and magician picks the same card in two decks
Related to Lend Me Your Pack 17
Victor Farelli An Alternative Conclusion Alternate ending to Do As I Do
Related to "Lend Me Your Pack" 19
Victor Farelli Three Sevens Variation on 21 card trick, card ends up in magician's pocket, meant to catch knowledgeable spectators off-guard
"Lend Me Your Pack" 20
Victor Farelli Variation Alternative handling to Three Sevens to get rid of side steal
"Lend Me Your Pack" 21
Victor Farelli Arithmetical Magic Magician divines selected card by going through rest of deck. Then tries again with part of the deck but fails, with a surprise four of a kind production kicker ending
Lend Me Your Pack 22
Victor Farelli El Naipe y la Corbata (name means The Card and Cravat in Cervantes) Deck wrapped in silk tie, allowed to drop, everything drops except selection is attached to end of silk tie (cravat)
Lend Me Your Pack 24
Victor Farelli Lady Volunteer Assistants Short essay on how women in the audience should be treated, and why they should probably never be chosen to come on stage, or even pick a card
"Lend Me Your Pack" 26
Victor Farelli Pencil and Pack Selected card appears next to magician's card in the pack in sympathy (uses pencil to choose card)
"Lend Me Your Pack" 26
Victor Farelli The Push Force Insert pencil in deck to force card
"Lend Me Your Pack" 28
Victor Farelli Almost in Confidence How should cards be handled while seated at the card table
"Lend Me Your Pack" 32
Victor Farelli "Culling" at the Card Table Method to cull while seated at table
"Lend Me Your Pack" 32
Victor Farelli Poker and Brag Four Aces produced in "magic gambling" routine via dealing procedure
Inspired by
  • "After the Four Ace Trick" (Billy O'Connor, The Magic Wand, June-Sept 1935)
"Lend Me Your Pack" 33
Victor Farelli The Harrison Deal Royal Flush lands in magician's hand
Variations Lend Me Your Pack 36
Victor Farelli "Poker Face" Royal Straight Flush dealt to performer
"Lend Me Your Pack" 37
Victor Farelli The Mystic Eight Four of a kind location based on the mystical number 8.
"Lend Me Your Pack" 38
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence (impromptu method)
magician divines mental selection by using two cards - one denoting suit and one denoting value
Inspired by Lend Me Your Pack 40
Victor Farelli The Latest Method An improvement in handling of A Strange Hallucination
Inspired byRelated to Lend Me Your Pack 43
Victor Farelli A Rapid Routine Similar to "A Strange Hallucination" but with three cards instead of five, less dealing
Inspired byRelated to Lend Me Your Pack 44
Victor Farelli Loo Lung or The Chinese Coin Magician locates two cards by a lot of dealing and equivoque to eliminate piles, with a bit of gambling theme (Euchre and Loo Lung)
Lend Me Your Pack 44
Victor Farelli The Double Card Turn-over Description of Victor's method of handling the double turnover
Related to Lend Me Your Pack 47
Victor Farelli First Variation One handed get ready
"Lend Me Your Pack" 49
Victor Farelli Second Variation Using fingers to keep double square
"Lend Me Your Pack" 49
Victor Farelli Third Variation Let the double land injogged
"Lend Me Your Pack" 50
Victor Farelli The "Conus" Method How to steal a card under another and lay both down as one card, not exactly a double lift or turnover
"Lend Me Your Pack" 50
Victor Farelli Push selection procedure that sets a key card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 22
Victor Farelli Farelli's Impromptu Speller (Gray's Speller - Single Card) simple
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 44
Victor Farelli A Close Work Discovery key card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 69
Victor Farelli Mr Farelli's Variation Using Two Large Rings false count & routine
Greater Magic 818
Victor Farelli Introduction - History of the Cups and Balls
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 10
Victor Farelli The Magicians' Magician synopsis of opinions of John Ramsay, by Annemann, Dhotel, Downs etc
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 89
Victor Farelli Bibliography of the Cups and Balls
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 91
Nate Leipzig, Victor Farelli Using a "Key" Card Leipzig Card Stab with short card
Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Victor Farelli Afterword annotations to the Ramsay routine
Four Little Beans 17
Roy Benson The Birdcage on John McManus, Dr. Morris Young, Jay Marshall, Paul Fleming, Chris Carlton, Bob Lewis, SAM Assembly No.9, Neil Foster, Walter B. Gibson, Victor Farelli
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 327) 119
Edward Marlo Sell or Delusion
Inspired by The Tabled Palm 19
Victor Farelli Bottom Card Reversal
Card Switches 56
Victor Farelli, Edward Marlo Overhand Shuffle Reverse
Card Switches 57
Edward Marlo Do As I Do "Eleventh Effect", with two decks, two methods
Inspired byRelated to Tilt! 18
Alton Sharpe, Tom Sellers, Victor Farelli Turn Me Over a number of cards turns over distributed throughout deck corresponding with value of selection
Expert Card Mysteries 77
Victor Farelli Coin Toss Card Force forcing one card out of three, see p. 863 for credit information by Jack Potter
Related to
  • "Magic Wand" No. 206, June-sept 1945, p. 68
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 777
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Convincing Coin Magic by Victor Farelli The Paul Fleming Book Reviews - Volume III 48
Paul Fleming (reviewer) John Ramsay's Routine With Cups and Balls by John Ramsay (written by Victor Farelli) The Paul Fleming Book Reviews - Volume III 137
Paul Fleming (reviewer) John Ramsay's Cylinder and Coins by John Ramsay (written by Victor Farelli) The Paul Fleming Book Reviews - Volume III 151
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Where Houdini Was Wrong by Maurice Sardina
translated by Victor Farelli
The Paul Fleming Book Reviews - Volume III 161
John Ramsay Ramsay Reminiscences on Professor Morgan, Charlier, Old Malabar, Barnum, Magic Circle, Will Goldston, J. O'Neill Fisher, Charles Morrit, Horace Goldin, Chung Ling Soo, P. T. Selbit, Lewis Davenport, Dr. Byrd-Page, Walford Bodie, Allam Shaw, Nate Leipzig, Ernest Thorn, Max Sterling, Bob Gysel, Will Blyth, Dai Vernon, Max Holden, John Mulholland, Jack Salvin, G. W. Hunter, Edward G. Brown, Victor Farelli, The Flying Sorcerers, FISM 1950, Slydini, Francis Carlyle, FISM 1958, John Howe, Milbourne Christopher
The Ramsay Finale 73
Juan Tamariz Rutina Hamilton three phases, pick-up stack
Inspired by Magia Potagia — Volume III 21
Victor Farelli Farelli Control bridge
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 20
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence card chosen, spectator stabs to two cards that indicate suit and value, with three variations in which the deck is shuffled:
  • Additions to Controlled Coincidence (Pack Genuinely Shuffled)
Inspired by More Greater Magic 1070
Victor Farelli Farelli on Leipzig ad reproduction, no method
Also published here
  • The Wizard, Vol. 1 No. 8
Rigmarole (Issue 7) 79
Victor Farelli Skin-Grip
Related to Roger's Thesaurus 191
Joseph K. Schmidt "Easy Poker" from shuffled deck, overhand
Inspired by New Card Control Systems 24
Roger Crosthwaite On Victor Farelli
Arcardia 36
Unknown Edge-Marked Cards only visible when beveled
Related to Secret Agenda (Issue Sep 3) 264
Victor Farelli The Victor Farelli Coin Fold
Related toAlso published here
  • Farelli's Coin Magic (1946)
Prolix (Issue 9) 614
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to Prolix (Issue 9) 630