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Dai Vernon Card of the Gods card thought of from top third, found with procedure and counting
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 633
Edward Marlo Card to Card Case palmed onto case and removed
Related toVariations 1942 Deck Deception 19
Cardini The Touch of Midas four coins are produced
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 90
Edward Marlo Paper and Coin multi phase routine
Related toVariations 1957 Coining Magic 3
Bob Ostin, Hubert Lambert Twisting Twins mate of selection is found face up in the deck
Also published here 1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 380) 347
Walter Rollins Coins Through Table four different sized coins, into glass
Related toVariations 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 450
Dai Vernon Vernon's Variant four cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 226
Bob Ostin Thimble Box thimble vanishes and appears in a box
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 179
Bob Ostin Thimble Vanish
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 180
Fred Lowe, Brian MacCarthy The Disappearing Hole slit in center of a paper, different coins disappear and reappear, based on MacCarthy's "The Disappearing Hole" in "Impromptu" from 1939, see also Jerry Andrus' "Zone Zero"
Related toVariations 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 216
Bob Ostin Preface
1968 Fingertip Fantasies i
Bob Ostin The "Sky Hooks" Routine coin is put on invisible sky hook where it also becomes invisible, then it appears again and finally changes into a die
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 1
Bob Ostin Coin Vanish pushed in closed fist
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 3
Bob Ostin The Vanishing Biro pen wrapped in paper vanishes
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 4
Bob Ostin A Coin from Two Cards coin appears between two cards
Variations 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 7
Bob Ostin Perfection Penetration handkerchief on table and coin placed on top, coin penetrates
Related toVariations 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 9
Bob Ostin Card-To-Wallet
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 11
Bob Ostin Bottom Palm
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 11
Bob Ostin The Production of the Card from the Wallet
Inspired by 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 13
Bob Ostin The "One Cup, One Ball, One Move" Routine normal cup
Also published here 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 14
Bob Ostin Ball Vanish
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 15
Bob Ostin The "Four-In-One" Routine coin changes to matches, coin flurry, coin changes to cigarette and lighter is produced
Inspired byVariations 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 17
Bob Ostin The Coin on the Pipe Cleaner coin with hole appears on pipe cleaner wrapped around hand
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 21
Bob Ostin Name Spelling name is spelled to find selection
Also published here 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 23
Bob Ostin Copper to Silver
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 25
Bob Ostin Reading Cards - Behind Your Back deck held behind back, cards are named
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 27
Bob Ostin Coin Through Ring coin placed inside handkerchief is secured with a ring, coin escapes
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 30
Bob Ostin The "No Load" Dice Stack Climax large sponge rabbit produced from cup as climax
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 33
Bob Ostin A Novel Penknife Routine complete routine, with half-colored knife and small knife
Variations 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 35
Bob Ostin The Cigar Tube Mystery small ball vanishes from cigar tube
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 40
Bob Ostin The "Good Company" Penetration handkerchief held by spectators and coin placed on top, coin penetrates, with variations
Related toAlso published here 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 42
Harry Idanov The Lie Detector impromptu
Related toVariations 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 46
Bob Ostin A Routine for the "Pencil Through the Penny" with small piece of paper
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 50
Bob Ostin A Clean Finish for the Coins Across disposing extra coin, sleeving
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 53
Bob Ostin The "Swivel Up" Card to Top double undercut from bottom to top, using swivel cut
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 54
Bob Ostin Adding a Stack to the Pack holder for pocket, to steal cards
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 56
Bob Ostin The "Peg" Coin Change coin held with peg is changed to other coin
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 59
Bob Ostin Perfection Penetration (Part 2 with Follow-up) Perfection Penetration, without hooked coin, two phases
Related to 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 61
Bob Ostin The "Backward" Card Trick homing card, with back of cards
Related toAlso published here 1968 Fingertip Fantasies 64
Bob Ostin My Coin in Bottle Routine with cork
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 67
Bob Ostin Diminishing Cards - Vanish for Last Set
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 71
Bob Ostin The One-To-Ten Red and Black Mystery Ten cards from Ace to King are used, five red and five black cards. Spectator thinks of a number and adds a number from the cards, performer produces two cards which equal the total
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 73
Bob Ostin Impossible Coin Plates marked coin appears between two plates, held together with rubber bands
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 76
Bob Ostin The Travelling Joker Joker between two cards travels up and down and from pocket back between other cards
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 79
Bob Ostin The "Which One" Coin Trick with a handkerchief on the table
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 83
Bob Ostin A "Sucker" Coin Trick penny changes to silver coin with hole in center, penny is show to also have hole
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 86
Roy Johnson, Bob Ostin Ostin-Tatious coin penetrates table and arrives under handkerchief on the table several time, then it changes into another coin
Inspired by 1971 Second Time Around 1
Roy Walton Below Zero visual small packet elevator
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Submarine Card"
Variations
1971 Cardboard Charades 44
Ray Grismer Ring three phases, first in Genii 1971
Variations 1973 Close-up Cavalcade 18
Fred Robinson Focus on the 38th IBM Convention, John Calvert, Frans Biemans, Peter Kane, David Wright, Ken Hawes, Andy Galloway, Bob Ostin, Frank Giles, Christopher Payne, Jean Fiahlo, David Carré
Oct. 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 2) 23
Bob Ostin Vampire- A Method for a Living & Dead Test small cards on one is written "Vampire", cards are folded and stapled, see also page 87 for additional ideas by Bob Ostin and Bob Byrne
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 39
Ken Krenzel, Roy Walton, Bob Ostin Light & Heavy Card odd-backed card sinks in a small packet, faces transform
1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 2) 247
David Berglas Ad Infinitum total of three three-digit numbers is predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here Jan. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 53
Bob Ostin, Bob Driebeek On Ad Infinitum additional ideas
Inspired byAlso published here Feb. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 75
George Blake On Vampire other marking system
Inspired by Feb. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 76
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Ostin, Bob Byrne, Dr. Brum Antonioli, Fred Lowe, Fred Kaps, Dick Koornwinder
Also published here Mar. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 7) 87
Bob Ostin Fan Hide Move one handed fan hides card
VariationsAlso published here May 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 110
Dick Simonds Tickets Please gag, correct rolled up bus ticked is found out from several
Also published here May 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 110
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on the IBM Convention, Peter Kane, Bob Ostin, Roy Walton, Alex Elmsley, Flip, Jay Marshall, Walter Gydesen, Philip Fiahlo, Harold Bronhaut
Sep. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 153
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Ostin, George Blake, Patrick Page, Jay Marshall, James Randi, Uri Geller, Ben Martin
Sep. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 159
Roy Walton Past Help four cards are found by spelling the names of four famous magician

Variations Oct. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 170
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Ostin, IBM Convention Close-Up Show, Don Lees, Trevor Lewis, David Carré, Peter Kane, Rovi, Walt Lees, Bob Read, Alex Elmsley, Topper Martin, Flip, Philipe Fiahlo, Francis Giles
Oct. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 171
Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay, Bob Ostin Off the Handle
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 234
Eric Mason Moniker handle of a pint beer mug is threaded on a ribbon and under a handkerchief removed magically from it
Related to Oct. 1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 2) 313
Bob Ostin Introduction
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 1
Bob Ostin The Vanishing Deck half deck with pull
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 2
Bob Ostin The Optical Coin Production coin is produced between two playing cards
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 2
Bob Ostin The Lie Detector variation to Lie Detector in Fingertip Fantasies, only fragment of routine
Inspired byAlso published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 3
Bob Ostin Flash Cigarette Vanisher only description of effect, dealer's item
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 3
Bob Ostin A Better Cigarette Pull coin attached to pull
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 3
Bob Ostin Backward Cards Trick homing card, with back of cards, variation of trick in Fingertip Fantasies, brief
Related to 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 3
Bob Ostin The Serendipity Card Change card is vanished and when produced it is diminished, brief
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 4
Bob Ostin Coin Through Hank handkerchief on table and coin placed on top, coin penetrates, with variations
Related to 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 4
Bob Ostin Sponge Ball to Dice
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 4
Bob Ostin Skullocation Routine
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 5
Bob Ostin Fan Hide Move one handed fan hides card, also as glimpse
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 5
Bob Ostin Coins Across shell, last coin in spectator's hand, handling for last phase
Inspired byRelated to 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 5
Bob Ostin Picking Up the Pieces
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 6
Bob Ostin Challenge Coin Across brief, with gaffed coin
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 6
Bob Ostin Spellbound Variation climax for Vernon routine, coin changes to big dice
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 7
Bob Ostin Knife Routine no explanation, just reference to Fingertip Fantasies
Inspired by 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 7
Bob Ostin Thimble Vanish
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 7
Bob Ostin Sky Hooks no explanation, just reference to the book
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 7
Bob Ostin, Ray Grismer Ring and Cord variation on Ray Grismer move
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 7
Bob Ostin Sleightly Haunted with small gaff
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 8
Bob Ostin The Flugle Bug small object "bug" jumps out to find selection
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 8
Bob Ostin The Thought Transmitter using a box to transmit selection
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 9
Bob Ostin A Use for the Faulty Follower (Vernon't Variant) ideas for Vernon's Variant (here called Faulty Follower)
  • To Add a Card
  • Lucky Charm Idea
Inspired byAlso published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 10
Bob Ostin Four In One Routine - Plus One variation on routine in Fingertip Fantasies, coin changes to matches, coin flurry, coin changes to cigarette and lighter is produced
VariationsAlso published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 10
Bob Ostin Liquid Production From Cup liquid production as an ending for dice stacking routine, brief
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 10
Bob Ostin Coins Through Table and Basket Vanish four different sized coins, into glass, without extra coin
Inspired byAlso published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 11
Bob Ostin Corner to Corner Dice Stack dice stacking sequence, one die balanced on corner
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 11
Ray Waters Mason's Moniker Modified
Related to June 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10) 423
Al Altmann, Bobby Hughes The Inside Babel idea with the Elliott paper clip and Mann's "An Opener" to cover a quarter of a folded card
Related to 1978 The Tesseract 11
Bob Ostin Tilt to Countdown card at named number
Also published here 1978 The Talon (Issue 1) 6
Bob Ostin Card Sharp deck wrapped in handkerchief, selection is found pinned to handkerchief with safety pin
Jan. 1979 The Talon (Issue 3) 27
Bob Ostin Relativity spectator divides his packet in red and black and in suits, performer locates selection
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "The Problem of the Missing Clue" in "The Linking Ring" Vol. 58, Nr. 10. 1978, P. 85.
Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 58
Johnny "J.J." Johnston, Bob Ostin Coin Load under trapdoor, based on Bob Ostin move, where a coin is loaded under a card in "Fingertip Fantasies"
Inspired by Nov. 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11) 937
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magic Carpet divination of a four letter word from a list, with handkerchief and alphabet cards
Related toVariations 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 25
Bob Ostin Demonology signed card ends up with a burnt corner, name of card appears in a flash on tissue paper
Also published here 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 1) 6
Stephen Tucker Jargon brief comment on Larry Becker's books, Talon, The Last Hierophant, Bob Ostin Lecture Notes
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Bob Ostin The Pink Peeker similar to Larry Becker's Flahback concept
Also published here 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 37
Stephen Tucker Cluster 3/4 coin is produced, then it is a complete coin
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Picking up the pieces"
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 50
Bob Ostin Silent Sleight in the hands, bottom to top
Also published here 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8) 146
Bob Ostin 'Is There Anyone There?' ink forms into chosen ESP sign, signed card, uses Velleda pens
Also published here 1981 Babel (Issue 1) 14
Bob Ostin The Perfect Vanish sleeving technique for thimble
Also published here 1981 Babel (Issue 2) 11
David Britland Pandora's Boxes sympathetic matchboxes, lids open and close
Variations 1981 Babel (Issue 2) 13
David Britland Christian card at position vanishes and appears when spectator's name is spelled
Inspired by
  • "What's in a Name?" in Garcia and Schindler's "Magic with Cards"
Also published here
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 13) 248
Bob Ostin Ostin Paddle Move
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 331
Bob Ostin Introduction
1982 Kane 5
David Britland Nautilace card penetrates from center to bottom of three-card crosswise packet
Inspired by 1983 Deckade 11
Karl Fulves Ostin's Submarine Card comments on Bob Ostin's effect
1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 10
Bob Ostin The Nautilus Card "New Submarine Card", odd-backed card placed perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Inspired by
  • "The Submarine Card" (Bob Ostin, marketed by Ken Brooke)
VariationsAlso published here
1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 21
Karl Fulves Sub Chase different handling, adding second submarine card
Inspired by 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 26
Karl Fulves Sub Counts on ungaffed approaches
Inspired by
  • "The Submarine Card" (Bob Ostin)
1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 38
Bob Ostin Coin from Cards move
1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 103
David Britland June - The Second Effect two cards with narrow open slits, signed chosen card sandwiched and penetrated with other card
Inspired by
  • "Submarine Card" (Bob Ostin)
1984 A Lady Through and Through 6
Larry Jennings Peripathetic Coins shell, last coin in spectator's hand
Variations 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 24
Bob Ostin Twisting Twins card turned over, mate in deck turns over in sympathy
1986 Angel Card Rise Plus 20
Bob Ostin Paper Prison paper fold with coin, small hole in paper and coin visibly penetrates paper
Related toAlso published here Feb. 1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Bob Ostin Postmaster words noted on billets, performer divines words on folded billets
Also published here May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 51
Bob Ostin Araby Location spectator choses one of several billets, each billet has a name, performer divines which was selected
Also published here May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 67
Simon Lovell Crispy Spectator cuts deck, produces pile of potato crisps. Bag of crisps is opened to find selected card.
Inspired by
  • "The Searcher" (Bob Ostin, Magic Mag, vol. 1, no. 3)
1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 21
Bob Ostin My Method for Making Double Faced Cards
1989 The British Close-Up Magic Symposium 1989 9
Bob Ostin Dämonologie signed card ends up with a burnt corner, name of card appears in a flash on tissue paper
Also published here Oct. 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 1) 12
Michael Close The Frog Prince card folded in origami frog transposes with selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1991 Workers Number 2 45
Bob Ostin The Lucifer Load dice stacking with match box cover, here only final load of many matches
Also published here 1992 Profile (Issue 9) 10
Scotty York Froggy Goes A'Courtin card reveals itself underneath handkerchief, glorpy, with card frog that changes into caricature card of performer
Related toAlso published here 1993 For Your Eyes Only 18
Karl Fulves Dating Game three names written on paper, one is the girlfriend, pencil on rubber band moves to answer questions
Related to
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin)
1993 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 20
Bob Ostin Coin to Spectator's Hand lifting off shell from spectator's hand
1994 Steel and Silver 57
Bob Ostin The 'Lucifer' Load dice stacking with only outside cover of match box bent into tube, final load many matches
Also published here 2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 247
Jerry K. Hartman, Bob Ostin, Mel Bennett, Chris King, Bob Graham, Rob Wood, Dr. Edi Brum, Leonard Cohen Letters on Tony Bartolotta
Related to 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 290
Rob Wood Watch Test pulling stem out only one click
Related to 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 306
Joseph K. Schmidt Trapdoor Coin stream of rice produced from hole in Chinese coin
Related to 2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 345
Bob Ostin, James Kenn, George Valerie Letters
Related to 2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 423
Bob Ostin Introduction
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 13
Bob Ostin, Hubert Lambert Twisted Twins mate of selection is found face up in the deck
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 15
Bob Ostin The Ring In The Glass of Beer ring placed inside rattle box vanishes and appears in beer glass, glass covered with tissue and ring found with hook, Okito Glass
Also published here
  • "The Conjuror" Vol.1, No.2. December, 1995.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 16
Bob Ostin Add On method to add card to the deck, while performing Vernon's Variant
Related toAlso published here
  • "New Pentagram" January, 1972.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 18
Bob Ostin Shooting a Bullet Through a Signed Card toy gun with flash paper is used and shot on deck, selection is found with hole
Related to
  • "New Pentagram" January, 1972.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 18
Bob Ostin Liquid Production From Cup liquid production as an ending for dice stacking routine, brief
Related to
  • "Mini Foo' Gimmick" in "New Pentagram" December, 1976.
Also published here
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 19
Bob Ostin Stack to Stack combining Lie Detector with other routine using a stack, stack management
Related to 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 20
Bob Ostin The Hand of Destiny skeletal hand emerges from card spread to point to a position, gag
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 20
Bob Ostin Squeaker tie squeaks
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 21
Bob Ostin The Vanishing Deck half deck with pull
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 22
Bob Ostin Vampire small cards on one is written "Vampire", cards are folded and stapled, see also page 87 for additional ideas by Bob Ostin and Bob Byrne
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 24
Bob Ostin Focus additional ideas for David Berglas' Ad Infinitum
Inspired byAlso published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 25
Bob Ostin Focus 2 more ideas for Vampire routine
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 25
Bob Ostin The "Fan Hide" Move one handed fan hides card, as a glimpse, to load card
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 26
Bob Ostin, Dick Simonds Tickets Please gag, correct rolled up bus ticked is found out from several
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 26
Bob Ostin, Dick Simonds, Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay Off the Handle ribbon penetrates handle of cup
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 27
Bob Ostin My Double Lift
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 28
Bob Ostin Picking Up the Pieces
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 29
Bob Ostin Challenge Coin Across brief, with gaffed coin
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 29
Bob Ostin With Thanks To Jennings shell, last coin in spectator's hand
Inspired byRelated to 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 30
Bob Ostin The Thumbtip Loading Box loading a thumb tip from a matchbox
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 34
Bob Ostin Demonology signed card ends up with a burnt corner, name of card appears in a flash on tissue paper
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 36
Bob Ostin The Pinky Peeker similar to Larry Becker's Flahback concept
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 38
Bob Ostin Silent Sleight in the hands, bottom to top
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 40
Bob Ostin The Easy Coin Routine four coins are produced, travel from hand to hand and are placed into pocket, continuous production of coins to finish
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 42
Bob Ostin Multiple Coin Production from fingerpalm
Inspired by 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 42
Bob Ostin Gallo Pitch Variation brief
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 43
Bob Ostin The Poor Man's Fire Wallet self-made fire wallet
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 44
Bob Ostin The 'Helical' Card Trick gag description of impossible effect
Related to 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 45
Bob Ostin Cheers! name of chosen card appears on bottom of can
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 46
Bob Ostin Jumping Cigar Band cigar band jumps on little finger
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 47
Bob Ostin Ambitious Cut adding a card on top, while cutting the deck
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 48
Bob Ostin Uses For The Faulty Follower ideas for Vernon's Variant (here called Faulty Follower)
  • To Add a Card
  • Lucky Charm Idea
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 48
Bob Ostin Pipe Dream cards removed from box, later dice or any other objects are produced from same box
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 48
Bob Ostin Corner-To-Corner Dice Stack dice stacking sequence, one die balanced on corner
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 49
Bob Ostin A Better Cigarette Pull coin attached to pull
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 50
Bob Ostin The "Four-In-One" Routine - Plus One! variation on routine in Fingertip Fantasies, coin changes to matches, coin flurry, coin changes to cigarette and lighter is produced
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 50
Bob Ostin Topsy Turvey strip of paper is cut to form a string of little men, one man in the center is upside down
Also published here
  • "Topsy Turvey" in "Club 71" March, 2003.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 52
Bob Ostin On Holiday Thanks To Roy packet of sixteen symbol cards, words are spelled to find the four chosen picture cards
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "On Holiday Thanks to Roy" in "Club 71" May, 2003.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 55
Bob Ostin The GONE Card Trick small plaques with letters to spell the word 'gone', chosen card packet and appears between plaques
Related to 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 57
Bob Ostin Bandinage cards is wrapped with rubber band, card on front changes to performer's and to spectator's card, gaff with pull
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 59
Bob Ostin The Green Die Mystery selection is shuffled in the deck, die is thrown and spectator as many times as he wants, selection is found at total
Related to
  • "The Green Die Mystery" in "Club 71" Autumn 2003.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 61
Bob Ostin The Green Die Rolls card is found using a die and spelling
Related to
  • "The Green Die Rolls" in "The Magician" January, 2004.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 63
Bob Ostin Sign Of Five Prediction matchbox is freely placed on one of five packets, inside is a prediction of the four top cards in form of four corners of the same cards
Related to
  • "The Sign of Five Prediction" in "The Magician" February, 2004.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 64
Bob Ostin Secret Enclosed two different-colored napkins are rolled up and travel from hand to hand, as a climax, one is found inside the other
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Secret Enclosed" in "The Magician" March, 2004.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 66
Bob Ostin Twister die starts to twist, when selection is placed on the table
Related to
  • "Twister" in "The Magician" June, 2004.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 67
Bob Ostin Two Routines For The Pecking Bird forcing stack and rough and smooth solutions
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 69
Bob Ostin The Searcher card is placed next to its mate
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 70
Bob Ostin The"Colour Conscious" Force paper clip is used to force a name from a list
Related to 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 71
Bob Ostin The Table-Hopper's Check Card tip for table hopping, to remember tables
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 72
Bob Ostin Sleightly Haunted with small gaff
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 73
Bob Ostin Thought Transmitter using a box to transmit selection
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 73
Bob Ostin On Edge writing on edge of deck changes to name of selection
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 74
Bob Ostin Star Trek discs with names of stars and planets, mental spelling and tapping ends on selected disc
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 75
Unknown Triad Cavalcade short intro on Bob Ostin
Also published here
  • "Trick Cavalcade" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 1564. January, 1976.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 78
Bob Ostin The "Optical" Coin Production coins produced from between two cards
Also published here
  • "The 'Optical' Coin Production" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 1564. January, 1976.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 78
Bob Ostin The Signature Fiddle signatures are written on pieces of paper and then torn in halves, performer finds matching pairs under table
Also published here
  • "The Signature Fiddle" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 1564. January, 1976.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 79
Bob Ostin The Serendipity Card Change backpalm gag for magicians, card shrinks on back of hand
Also published here
  • "The Serendipity Card Change" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 1564. January, 1976.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 80
Bob Ostin Inner Secret two different-colored napkins are rolled up and travel from hand to hand, as a climax, one is found inside the other
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Inner Secret" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 2087. January, 1986.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 81
Bob Ostin The "No Load" Dice Cup Production production of playing cards or bills from cup, after dice stacking
Variations
  • "The 'No Load' Dice Cup Production" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 2741. August, 1998.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 83
Bob Ostin Predestination spectator shuffles packet face-up into face-down under table, amount of reversed cards is predicted
Variations
  • "Predestination" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 2355. March, 1991.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 84
Bob Ostin Spectator's Choice Coin Penetration coin of any denomination is given to the performer and penetrated with a pencil
Variations
  • "Spectator's Choice Coin Penetration" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 2355. March, 1991.
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Bob Ostin Signature Transposition performer and spectator sign back of two cards, signatures change places
Variations
  • "Signature Transposition" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 2355. March, 1991.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 87
Bob Ostin Ring And Cord variation of first phase of Grismer's ring and string routine
Inspired byAlso published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 89
Bob Ostin The Cridge corner of card bends by itself, gaffed card
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 89
Bob Ostin Improved "Lie Detector" variation to Lie Detector in Fingertip Fantasies, only fragment of routine
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 90
Bob Ostin The Multi-Card Gimmick multi card to force one out of six cards
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 90
Bob Ostin Magical Ca$h Cards two plates with letters are used to spell the word cash, bill is produced
Related to 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 91
Bob Ostin The Nautilus Card "New Submarine Card", odd-backed card placed perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 93
Bob Ostin Coins Through Table And Basket Vanish four different sized coins, into glass, without extra coin
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 94
Bob Ostin The Credit Card card with slit, coin appears and vanishes again
Related to 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 95
Bob Ostin Card Case Hold-Out
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 96
Bob Ostin Postmaster words noted on billets, performer divines words on folded billets
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 98
Bob Ostin Araby Location spectator choses one of several billets, each billet has a name, performer divines which was selected
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 100
Bob Ostin Tilt to Countdown card at named number
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 102
Bob Ostin Paper Prison paper fold with coin, small hole in paper and coin visibly penetrates paper
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 103
Bob Ostin Pandora's Boxes (Version 2) sympathetic matchboxes, lids open and close, without thread method
Inspired by 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 105
Bob Ostin One Cup, One Ball normal cup
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 106
Bob Ostin The Paper Clip Force forcing one of six cards, using a die and a paper clip
Also published here
  • "The Paper Clip Force" in Karl Fulves' "Discoverie" Nr. 8. 2003.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 108
Bob Ostin The Lucifer Load dice stacking with only outside cover of match box bent into tube, final load many matches
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 109
Bob Ostin Click! in the hands
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 111
Bob Ostin The Shredder paper in shredder, number of total of two cards appear cut out on paper
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 112
Bob Ostin The Satanic Disc 666 word from list is selected and divined, using a CD and case
Inspired by 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 114
Bob Ostin The Thimble Box thimble vanishes and appears in wooden box
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 116
Bob Ostin Nuts Thru The Hole two nuts penetrate hole of chinese coin, all threaded on cord
Also published here
  • "Nuts Thru The Hole" in "The Crimp" Nr. 4.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 118
Bob Ostin A Bit On The Side card spun on table, center pip turns 90°
Also published here
  • "A Bit On The Side" in "The Crimp" Nr. 40.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 119
Bob Ostin Ostin's Orifice card with hole is placed face up on table, spectator places his finger through hole and closes eyes, card turns over
Inspired by
  • Mr. E. Ozo's "Out Of Sight" in "The Crimp" Nr. 14.
Also published here
  • "Ostin's Orifice" in "The Crimp" Nr. 40.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 119
Bob Ostin The Frog Princess card is folded to origami frog, transformation of card
Related toAlso published here
  • "The Frog Princess" in "The Crimp" Nr. 53.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 120
Bob Ostin A Chinese Ghost Story two chopsticks with a hole in the center are connected with a tooth pick and placed inside a glass, they start moving
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 122
Bob Ostin The Envelope Hold-Out envelope to add cards on top of the deck
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 124
Bob Ostin The Devil's Dictionary matches used to select a page (multiplication of several piles), word is divined
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 124
Bob Ostin Status Quo card rises to named number
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 126
Bob Ostin Truly Invisible Thread invisible thread gag, using spool
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 127
Bob Ostin Bob's Magical Definitions... humorous definitions of magic terms
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 127
Bob Ostin Magic Of The Mind using cards with phrases
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 128
Bob Ostin "Is There Anyone There?" ink forms into chosen ESP sign, signed card, uses Velleda pens
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 130
Bob Ostin The Perfect Vanish sleeving technique for thimble
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 131
Bob Ostin Hofzinser's Key Fob photo key case with four pips of all suits, one Ace is chosen, corresponding suit remains in key fob
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 132
Bob Ostin Match-to-Flower match is ignited and then changes to flower
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 133
Bob Ostin The 'Romantic' Card Trick using the cross sum force twice, finding queen and king of hearts
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 134
Bob Ostin Skullocation Routine
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 134
Bob Ostin Sponge Ball to Dice
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 135
Bob Ostin The Vanishing Hole coin vanishes in slit of paper
Also published here
  • "The Vanishing Hole" in "Magic Mag" Vo. 3, Nr. 6. 1982.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 136
Bob Ostin The Perfect Shell gag for magicians
Also published here
  • "The Perfect Shell" in "Magic Mag" Vol. 3, Nr. 6. 1982.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 137
Bob Ostin Well Done! gag to use for kid magician, well done written on card
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 137
Bob Ostin The "Thanks To Gus" Rising Cards variation of Gus Southall's rising card gimmick
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 138
Bob Ostin The "Stand Up" Coin borrowed coin balanced on back of hand stands up by itself
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 139
Bob Ostin Inebriation cards with names of animals and drinks, spelled sentence leads to matching cards
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 142
Stephen Tucker Stephen Tucker's Routine for Bob Ostin's Inebriation cards with names of animals and drinks, spelled sentence leads to matching cards
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 144
Bob Ostin Bamboozled water changes to beer
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 145
Bob Ostin Dicey on of six cards is chosen by paper die, when die is opened it is made from the same card
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 147
Bob Ostin Flash Cigarette Vanisher cigarette vanishes in a flash
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 148
Bob Ostin Loop Hole three cards with holes, threaded with cord, center card is penetrates cord
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 149
Bob Ostin Clear Deception sympathetic matchbox variation, without thread, with additional idea by Peter Kane
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 149
Bob Ostin The Backward Card Trick homing card, with back of cards, different handling than in Fingertip Fantasies
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 151
Bob Ostin Predict-A-Trip comedy prediction of chosen holiday destination
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 153
Bob Ostin Pendulum finding selection with a pendulum, rubber band stretched over card on table, card moves
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 154
Bob Ostin The Peg normal and miniature deck used, selection placed inside peg, same card from miniature deck appears in miniature peg
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 155
Bob Ostin Transfusion plastic pen is placed over card and visibly ink fills up, color is missing from card
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 157
Bob Ostin Beam Shot flash light placed on several packets, torch lights over correct card
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 161
Bob Ostin The Flugle Bug box with miniature cards and "flugle bug", bug jumps on one card which matches selection
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 163
Bob Ostin Color Changing Thimble
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 164
Bob Ostin Submarine Cards card placed face up and perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 165
Bob Ostin The Card Bug bug on string is suspended over cards, selection sticks to it
Inspired by
  • Robert Harbin's "Dippy Magnet"
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 169
Bob Ostin The Wishing Paper paper with a lot of holes changes to bill
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 170
Bob Ostin The Ostin Card-Index
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 171
Bob Ostin Spooky Dice eerie moving pair of dice
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 173
Bob Ostin Punchboard Prediction board with holes in one side and numbers in other side, pierced number is predicted
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 174
Bob Ostin Ostin's MI10 card in spectator's pocket predicts selection
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 176
Bob Ostin Bob's Wilting Flower
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 178
Bob Ostin Dice Prediction prediction in bulldog clip, dummy is dragged inside the clip
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 179
Stephen Tucker (reviewer) Seeing Is Believing by Bob Ostin
on The Bob Ostin Lecture video from International Magic
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 182
Bob Ostin The Final Word
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Karl Fulves Auto Kinetic blank cards with street names, spectator writes his street on one, arranged in face-down row on table, ungaffed toy car moves towards spectator's card with rubber band held motionless above
Inspired by
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin, marketed effect)
Related to
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 1
Karl Fulves Card Kinetic cards in row on table, Ace of Spades next to row, rubber band stretched over it and used to move Ace along row, suddenly it moves towards selection and back and they transpose
Inspired by
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin, marketed effect)
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 4
Bob Ostin Card Case 'Crib' cheat sheet hidden in card case can be slid open
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 192
Karl Fulves Secret Spots "Unexplained"
stack of dice, top covered, problem of easily working out top value on each, posed as a problem
Variations 2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 253
Bob Ostin The Looper Dutch Looper elaboration
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 377
Bob Ostin Stack 'Em Up stack of dice, top covered, method of easily working out top value on each
Inspired by 2009 Xtra Credit (Issue 3) 9
Karl Fulves Done With Brass coin in spellbound position changes into Okito box lid, then box, coin ends up inside
Inspired by 2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 436
Bob Ostin Ostin's Sleeve Holdout managing two items in one sleeve
Inspired by 2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 436
Bob Ostin "Good Company" Penetration coin through handkerchief that is held outstretched by two spectators, sleeving
Also published here 2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 438
Tom Stone, Bob Ostin, Robert Cassidy Bank Naught marking methods with two presentations:
- Psychic Losery
- Weightmaster
2011 Maelstrom 121
Bob Ostin Windy small windmill starts to spin when performer blows into sleeve
2011 Magic Page by Page 286
Christian Scherer Entfesselt handle of coffee cup is threaded on rope, cup penetrates rope behind back, with normal cup
Inspired byRelated to 2018 Entfesselt 3
Lorenz Schär Fan Fiction production of a card in a fan, also as a finish for an Ace Assembly
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 312