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Ziska The Transposed Cards done with full deck, performer divines the number of cards put form one half to another
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 49
Unknown Business cards of various artists, Lloyd E. Jones, Gerald Kosky, Fred Keating, Eddie Clever, T. Nelson Downs and more
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 106
Dai Vernon The Five Card Mental Force
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 30
Walter B. Gibson Improved Super Memory apparently twenty selections and their positions are remembered
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
Ziska The Transposed Cards number of cut off cards is divined by value of a card, set-up
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 192
William H. McCaffrey The Jumping Match or Toothpick
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 830
Gerald Kosky "Nuts to You" card travels into walnut
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 301
Gerald Kosky Swindle unsolvable puzzle is solved behind back
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 324
Gerald Kosky Predicto spectator shuffles and cuts into three piles, performer predicts third card in pile he will choose, bad outs
1938 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 356
Gerald Kosky An Easy Bottom Deal stud off the back
Variations 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 15
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator
Inspired byRelated to 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 40
L. Vosburgh Lyons Call It A Puzzle six discs with a different sign on each side are thrown and turned over while spelling a word, then one disc is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden disc
Related toVariations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 29
Theodore Annemann, Professor Hoffmann It Goes Double deck cut in half, top card on one packet is looked at and tells the top card of the other heap, repeated several times, as a finale both cards are named
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Popper Upper match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it twice, match vanishes in the end
Related toVariations 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 176
Gerald Kosky "Nuts to You" card is selected and matching miniature card found in chosen in walnut
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 42
Gerald Kosky Touch-Me-Not finding hidden object, fake, code
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 242
Gerald Kosky Impromptu Daub
June 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 1) 54
Gerald Kosky The Biter Bit Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 74
Gerald Kosky Vanishing Aces aces to spectators pocket, duplicates
VariationsAlso published here 1945 My Best 144
Gerald Kosky Dollar Bill in Lemon one half of a bill is burnt, other half found in chosen lemon
1945 My Best 252
James G. Thompson Jr. Biographical Sketches of Contributors
  • Theo. Annemann
  • Charles Arbuthnot
  • George E. Arrowsmith
  • Roger Barkann
  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Joseph L. Barnett
  • Raymond L. Beebe
  • Eugene Bernstein
  • J. B. Bobo
  • John N. Booth
  • Tom Bowyer
  • Vynn Boyar
  • Joan Brandon
  • Fred Braue
  • John Braun
  • Lu Brent
  • R. C. Buff
  • Clyde F. Cairy
  • Loring Campbell
  • Jack Chanin
  • Frank Chapman
  • Forest V. Chesbro
  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Eddie Clever
  • Stanley Collins
  • Mystic Craig
  • Thomas J. Crawford
  • John J. Crimmins, JR.
  • Paul J. Curry
  • Del Monte
  • Harry Dobrin
  • Ronald B. Edwards
  • Bruce Elliot
  • Professor El-Tab
  • Dr. E. G. Ervin
  • Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
  • Val Evans
  • "Hen" Fetsch
  • Thomas B. Fitzgerald
  • Dariel Fitzkee
  • Sid Fleischman
  • Joseph Harman Fries
  • Martin Gardner
  • Teral Garrett
  • Walter B. Gibson
  • Arnold L. Grubin
  • Nelson C. Hahne
  • Hathaway
  • Royal V. Heath
  • Charles H. Hopkins
  • Jean Hugard
  • Mark Jacobs
  • R. M. Jamison
  • F. H. Jeudevine
  • Maurice Kains
  • George G. Kaplan
  • George Karger
  • Joseph A. Karson
  • Wilbur Kattner
  • Gerald Lynton Kaufman
  • Howard B. Kayton, M.D.
  • The Great Kolar
  • Gerald Kosky
  • Abril Lamarque
  • William W. Larsen
  • Sid Lorraine
  • Art Lyle
  • L. Vosburgh Lyons
  • Richard F. Madden
  • Greer Marechal, JR.
  • George McAthy
  • William H. McCaffrey
  • Jack McMillen
  • Harry Mendoza
  • Orville Meyer
  • John W. Mifflin
  • Chester Morris
  • Paul Morris
  • Frederick Mosteller
  • Robert A. Nelson
  • C. A. George Newmann
  • Grady S. Nicholson
  • Dr. Cecil E. Nixon
  • Charles Walter Nyquist
  • Dell O'Dell
  • Tom Osborne
  • George Harrison Pittman
  • Julien J. Proskauer
  • Clayton Rawson
  • Ralph W. Read
  • Dolf Rudin
  • Herb Rungie
  • Ned Rutledge
  • James J. Sanders
  • Lucille Pierce Saxon
  • Sigmar - The Magician
  • Jerry Sorensen
  • Willard S. Smith
  • George Starke
  • Dr. Raymond V. Stone, SR. (RAMO)
  • Harlan Tarbell
  • DR. Franklin Taylor
  • J. G. Thompson, JR.
  • Jack F. Trebel
  • M. Van Reese
  • Jack Vosburgh
  • Audley Valentine Walsh
  • Peter Warlock
  • Herman L. Weber
  • Bob Weill
  • William H. Wilson
  • Tommy Windsor
  • Howard H. Wise
  • Ed. Wolff
  • Michael F. Zens
1945 My Best 347
Mike Trent Okito Goes Mental billet in Okito Box
Related to 1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 6
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill miraskill with matches
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 581
Gerald Kosky Outwaited
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 187) 750
Paul Curry, Bill Woodfield Pocketed card to watch pocket, with reflex beginning
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 191) 764
Gerald Kosky Letter from Gerald Kosky to Bruce Elliott ideas on Pocketed
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 772
Gerald Kosky The Boomerang Card card is apparently thrown and caught in the pack
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 15
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dr. Stanley Jaks, Audley Walsh, Lee Noble, Bobby Baxter, a card to pocket and a rainbow deck gag by Gerald Kosky
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 205) 821
Gerald Kosky The Plot's the Thing two plots and routine for murder game
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 217) 867
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Senator Crandall, Gerald Kosky, Jacob Daley, Ken Beale
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 219) 877
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Magicol, Larry Becker, Gerald Kosky, Orson Welles, Leslie Barrie, Tommy Martin, Bill Nord
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 934
Gerald Kosky Color-I-Tus on perceiving reality, colored dots on a cards change, coin seems to be made from rubber
Inspired by
  • Nixon's Chinese Coin Mistery
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 243) 970
Dr. Weyeneth Tisch-Trick coin is pushed through a small slit in a card, from "Hokuspokus" magazine, see p. 997 for idea by Gerald Kosky
Variations 1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 247) 987
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Ed Stoddard, Sid Lorraine, Ralph Read, Knights of Magic, Dai Vernon, Dr. Braude, Gerald Kosky, Gershon Legman
1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 249) 997
Gerald Kosky Under-Hand Coin spectator puts some coins on the table and starts turning them over one by one then one coin is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden coin
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 260) 1039
Milton Tropp A Coin Tipp simplified version of Under-Hand Coin
Inspired by 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 264) 1055
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist thought-of card is spelled to
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1103
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dai Vernon, Gerald Kosky, Friday Night Sodality, Martin Gardner, Peter Warlock
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 285) 1141
Gerald Kosky Lapelled coin produced under spectator's lapel, then it vanishes and is fairly produced from the same spot agai
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 291) 1164
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist without Cards twenty signed cards are returned later to correct persons, Gibson's Super Memory with business cards, see p. 1177 for corrections
Inspired by 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1168
Bill Simon Psychic Okito Box Okito Box for billet reading or Q&A
Related to 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 10
Gerald Kosky Beans three beans are swallowed and brought back, then they travel from one hand to the other
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 22
Gerald Kosky Gerald Kosky's Prediction
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 216
James G. Thompson Jr., Verne Chesbro, William H. McCaffrey, Gerald Kosky Strike One longer routine with matchbooks and matches, matchbook appears, match penetrates card, color of head change color, paddle routine, prediction of amount of matches and eventually matches transform into salt
Related to 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 44
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge with faro shuffles or milk build shuffles
Variations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Fantasies spectators get remembered hands again, poker and bridge deal
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 14
Gerald Kosky Poker Run-Up System no jogs, no breaks, no milk build shuffle
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 4
Gerald Kosky Prayer for the Dead several spectators sit in a circle, one selects to be "dead", performer divines him
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 29
Gerald Kosky Total Prediction clever prediction of a sum on back of the card where numbers are written
1960 Magic of the Mind 11
Robert A. Nelson Gerald Kosky short bio on Gerald Kosky
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 54
Gerald Kosky En Rapport Psychic Thought deck with names of famous people, selected name is found on named number and was predicted earlier
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 54
Gerald Kosky Impromptu Card Rise Gimmik not impromptu
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 241
Gerald Kosky Three and Four Alike intro for Three Card Monte, all cards are the same then all different
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 355) 248
Gerald Kosky Double-Cut Poker Run-Up
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 339
Gerald Kosky Vernon's F.C.M.F. outs for the Five Card Mental Force
Inspired by 1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 386) 371
Gerald Kosky Authors cards with famous authors on them, spelling, author is divined
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 393) 401
Gerald Kosky Mystery Magazine Test
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 7
Gerald Kosky Koin Kwickie coin appears
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 404
Gerald Kosky Penny-Thru two effects with steel pennies and postcard with magnet, coin to glass and coin assembly
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 12
Gerald Kosky "You Get It"
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 235
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch no credit
1967 The Best of Benzais 33
Gerald Kosky The Spirit Writes writing appears on blank and marked card, using mechanical Card Box
1969 HEX! 91
Gerald Kosky The Magic Ring ring and three colored stones, variation of two in the hand, one in the pocket, as a climax the ring has three stones set in it
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 283
Gerald Kosky Dupli Pad special design of impression device
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 112
Gerald Kosky Transpose & Follow
1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 84
Gerald Kosky To Believe in the Unbelievable peeked card ends up in performer's pocket, then spectator plays part of magician and performer's card ends up in spectator's pocket
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 17) 81
Gerald Kosky Up in Flames several pieces of paper, marked "fire proof" and one "up in flames", that paper burns when touched with a match
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 34) 168
Gerald Kosky Tele-Mental five cards on table, thought of card starts to move
Inspired by 1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Gerald Kosky Mental Thought Pin-Up Girls blank cards, pin up girls appear
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 91
Gerald Kosky Oriental "Decoder" Prediction three cards
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 93
Gerald Kosky Coincidence ?? rough smooth
1972 Card Cavalcade 63
Reinhard Müller 3-Card Catch selection is found via Three Card Catch, two methods
Related toVariations 1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 112
Gerald Kosky Travel Agent cards with names of cities, spectators chose and sign them, performer allocates them correctly
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 53) 261
Gerald Kosky Tattle-Tale
1972 The Living End 89
Gerald Kosky Extra Spice Kosky Switch
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 186
Gerald Kosky 3-Card Catch selection is found via Three-Card Catch, simplified procedure
Inspired by 1973 Epilogue (Issue 17) 156
Gerald Kosky Yore Finder two key cards and optional fishing, credit correction on page 65
Related to 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Gerald Kosky Fishing Notes
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Jay Ose, Gerald Kosky Your Favorite Ace named ace produced with four different procedures
Apr. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 613
Gerald Kosky Tel-A-Prediction person on phone names number from one to fifty-two, card is predicted
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 68) 337
Gerald Kosky The Bold One single card prediction on paper
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 85) 423
Gerald Kosky On My Mind card ends up at impossible location, Himber wallet
Inspired by 1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 87) 431
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Vic Perry, Gerald Kosky, Nathan Stark
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 105) 524
Gerald Kosky Contact Mindreading Made Easy method learned by Ari De Leone
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 107) 535
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 133
Scotty York Han Ping Chien Again two phases, with three silver and three copper coins, see also Gerald Kosky's "Penetrating Coin" in "The Gen" (vol. 10 no. 11)
1975 Coins 21
Stewart Judah No-Clue Locator
Inspired by
  • "No Clue Card Miracle" (Gerald Kosky)
Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 855
Gerald Kosky Jaysonism 2 based in a Eddie Joseph trick, thought of number to select card, cards dealt from top to bottom and performer stops at correct card
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 122) 609
Gerald Kosky Strike Out! using only one spectator, list
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 130) 648
Gerald Kosky Applause Production
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 106
Gerald Kosky Automatic Placement Handling no-touch
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 76
Gerald Kosky Mystic Eyes name written on disk and sealed in pillbox, divined, Okito Box
Related to 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 150) 747
Gerald Kosky, Eddie Joseph ESP Mind Warp deck of ESP cards, two spectator cut a number of cards and count them secretly, then they remember the symbol at their number, which are the same
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 178) 887
Gerald Kosky PSI-brations ESP deck
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 180) 899
Gerald Kosky PSI-Stebbins three spectator select a ABC card and seal it in an envelope, Alphabet Stebbins
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 189) 943
Gerald Kosky To Tell The Truth? performer finds out who of two people has an object by asking one question
Variations June 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 61
Gerald Kosky Computer Discovery card remains after multiple anti-faros
Related to 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 612
Shigeo Futagawa Gerald Kosky short biography
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 194
Gerald Kosky Three Wheeling spectator's card changes into indifferent card and back
1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 36
Gerald Kosky Sniff code
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 196) 978
Gerald Kosky Imagery several objects are hidden by spectators, performer finds them and brings them back to the owners
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 202) 1008
Fred Robinson Oasis on Robert List, Barrie Richardson, Jim Zachary, Fr. Cyprian, Hank Moorhouse, Rick Johnsson, Gerald Kosky, Maro, Ken Brooke, John Fisher, Johnny Paul
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 561
Sam Rosenfeld Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 190
Gerald Kosky How Many? dice routine
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Gerald Kosky The Magic Ring ring and three different colored stones, "two in the hands..." routine, stones in ring as finale
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 21
Gerald Kosky Glide Out Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here 1979 Inside Outs 11
Gerald Kosky Sandwich Switch credited to Ken Krenzel
1980 The Command Performance — Premier Issue 12
Bob Hummer The 'Snappy' Thirteen Cent Trick two nickels and three pennies, spectator can turn one sort of coins over while performer's back is turned, revelation of which coins are turned over
Related toAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 15
Gerald Kosky Picture Perfect divination of selected postcard, abc stack
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 278) 1389
Gerald Kosky Scorpio Rising 24 index cards, two are selected and marked, cards are in clock layout and both end up at same number
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 283) 1413
Gerald Kosky Funny Cut & Funny Pass strange false cut
Mar. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 607
Tom Ogden, Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch Variation
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 77
Gerald Kosky The Kosky Switch
Feb. 1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 1) 5
Gerald Kosky Sandwich Switch credited to Ken Krenzel
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 127
Edward Marlo, Gerald Kosky Burn-Surviving Switchout
Related to
  • Inside Out V (Justin Higham)
1992 Card Finesse II 43
Gerald Kosky Vanishing Aces aces to spectators pocket, duplicates, translation
VariationsAlso published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 156
Gerald Kosky Applause Card Disclosure card jumps out of tabled deck when hands are clapped, air pressure
1993 By Forces Unseen 11
Bruce Cervon A Tinge of Color
Related toVariations 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 146
Gerald Kosky Face-Up Ace Cutting
Inspired by 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 152
Barrie Richardson Truth to Tell one hand is a liar and one tells the truth
Inspired by 1999 Theater of the Mind 111
Gerald Kosky The Kosky Switch sandwiched card is switched for top card of the deck, credit information
2000 Card College — Volume 4 951
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch to unload a card
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 103
Gerald Kosky Koskycardchangethinks
2000 Son of Simon Says! 90
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 117
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 17
Davide Costi The Trick I changed for Gerald Kosky
2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 89
Gerald Kosky Kosky Invisible Card Change
2004 Random Acts of Magic 152
Pit Hartling The Core named card remains after reverse-faro procedure until single card remains
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 166
Joshua Jay To Tell The Truth II two cards are removed from (stacked) deck and divined with liar/truthteller presentation
Inspired by 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 412
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 148
Justin Higham Tilted Fake Removal Pretend to take card from center of deck, actually take bottom card
Inspired by 2008 Dexterity Manual 23
Arturo de Ascanio Aces Vergas Style Aces to spectators pocket, duplicates
Inspired by 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 289
Gerald Kosky Kosky Switch Handling
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 84