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Edward Marlo Card to Card Case palmed onto case and removed
Related toVariations 1942 Deck Deception 19
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
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
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 to 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Captain F.W. Collins, John Ramsay, Bob Ostin Off the Handle
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 7) 234
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 by 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
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
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 4
Bob Ostin Skullocation Routine
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 by 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
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 7
Bob Ostin Sleightly Haunted with small gaff
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
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 by 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
Variations 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 by 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 11
Bob Ostin Corner to Corner Dice Stack dice stacking sequence, one die balanced on corner
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 11
Ray Waters Mason's Moniker Modified
Related to June 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10) 423
Bob Ostin Tilt to Countdown card at named number
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 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
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
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
1981 Babel (Issue 1) 14
Bob Ostin The Perfect Vanish sleeving technique for thimble
Also published here
  • "The Perfect Vanish" in Bob Ostin's "Lecture Notes"
1981 Babel (Issue 2) 11
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)
Variations
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 to Feb. 1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Bob Ostin Postmaster words noted on billets, performer divines words on folded billets
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
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
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
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
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