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Joe Berg, Unknown The Card and Crystal Ball spectator divines selection in crystal ball, with variation by Joe Berg
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 35
Nishan Andounian, Joe Berg The Enchanted Card Slide card transforms in slide (wallet-like prop with slits)
1938 Greater Magic 510
Martin Gardner Improved Lie Speller with two cards
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's version in "Here's More Magic" (Joe Berg)
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 22
Joe Berg Vanishing Coin sleeving technique to be used when sitting
Also published here 1941 After the Dessert 8
Joe Berg 16 - Joe Berg's Thumb Coin Vanish
Related to 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 77
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Miracle Coin Vanish using pocket handkerchief
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 97
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Count Down" Card Mystery spectator does some dealing and remembering, then finds his own card via fan force
Related to 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 213
Joe Berg Second Dealing - Method 4 end grip take
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 192
Joe Berg Coin Vanish as a penetration, trouser pocket, fabric is folded over coin
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 26) 109
Joe Berg Criss-Cross Paper Napkin napkin torn, torn pieces transpose with full pieces, full restoration
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 89
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Coin Change
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 146
Joe Berg Joe Berg's False Cut three way
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 201
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Double Cross" chalk crosses travel from paper into performer's hand
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 57
Joe Berg Flip-Up Card half card is used to shoot (half) card out of deck or halfway out of pack like a pop-out
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 122
Neal Elias One Hand Center Cut
Related toAlso published here 1946 At the Table Tricks 7
Joe Berg Berg's Top Palm
Variations 1946 Card Control 68
Orson Welles The Town Skryer thought of card is revealed by another spectator while looking into a glass of water
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 413
Joe Berg The Convexed Aces Experiment No. 6 - cards are lost and found, aces are bridged
Variations 1946 Card Control 156
Joe Berg Magician Makes Good unusual presentation
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 126
Ande Furlong, Joe Berg Cups and Balls
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 199
Frances Ireland Marshall The Year Book Album with photographs, John Platt, Bob Lotz, Ben Berger, W. Gilbert, Dorny, Jack Hazelhurst, Jimmy Trimble, Joe Berg, Johnny Jones, Rita del Gardi, Marie Dornfield, Don Alan, Channing Pollock, Johnny Paul, Paul McKamy, Bruno, Carazini, Dr. Clutterhouse, Jim Steranko, Karrell Fox, Harlan Tarbell, Perci Abbott
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 64
Aldini Gedankendrucken nudist deck variations
Methode 1: Das Rasputin-Spiel
Methode 2: Aldinis Spielkarten-Presse (named card is printed)
Also published here
  • "Rough Stuff" (Al Aldini & Joe Berg)
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 23
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named)
1969 Roughingly Yours 22
Aldini, Joe Berg Explanation of "Super Roughing" Not covering entire surface with roughing fluid, so can easily split the cards up (reprinted from "Rough Stuff" by Joe Berg and Aldini)
1969 Roughingly Yours 6
Aldini, Joe Berg, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Supremonition Freely named card is found vanished from the deck, Joker then changes into selection
1969 Roughingly Yours 46
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Joe Berg Nest of Boxes ring in nest of boxes, two methods
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 61
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Joe Berg Zombie Cabinet cabinet for Zombie ball, ball vanishes eventually or changes into a skull
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 87
Joe Berg, Karl Fulves Likeness small packet, one card is switched
Inspired by
  • "Mistakes Will Happen" (Joe Berg, Here's New Magic, 1937)
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 116
Joe Berg, Theo "Okito" Bamberg Ring on Wand rings with different colors, one is selected threaded on a ribbon and placed in a box, Wand is then pushed through the box and ring travels from ribbon on the wand, locking jap-box
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 100
Joe Berg Thumb Coin Vanish as transformation into multiple small coins
Related to Mar. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 717
Stewart Judah Six-Card Stunner prediction on blank card matches free choice of six
Inspired by
  • "Pre-Cardiction" (Aldini, marketed by Joe Berg)
Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 844
Stewart Judah Jack's Gone fan of three cards shown, center card turns over, then changes to blank card, see also p. 856
Inspired by
  • "The Bashful Queen" (Joe Berg)
Related to
Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 851
Dai Vernon, Joe Berg Berg Knot Variation
Inspired by
  • "Berg Knot" (Here's New Magic, 1937)
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #7) 993
Joe Berg Vanishing Coin sleeving technique to be used when sitting
Also published here Mar. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 11
Joe Berg Der Joe Berg Tuchknoten
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Feb. 1950
Mar. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 19
Joe Berg Berg Card Vanish Stand to vanish a deck or card, in frame under handkerchief
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 47
Joe Berg Berg's Sucker Card Vanish jumbo card in frame vanishes, with die box elements
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 52
Ed Balducci, Frank Mireider The Auto Mazo Deck 1934, see also p. 63 for comment by Ralph W. Hull
#1 Thought of Card Reversed
#2 Alternate Reverse Trick
#3 Selected Card Found Reversed
#4 Selected Card Transferred from One Half of Pack to Another
#5 Three Card Monte
#6 The Vanishing Aces
Variations 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 58
Joe Berg The Ultra Mental Deck see also p. 86
  • named card that is seen is reversed
  • freely chosen card put reversed in deck, matching three-of-a-kind turns over
Inspired by 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 66
Earl Nelson Au Courant Dessert Magic Seminar, Joe Berg
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 5
John Holland (reviewer) The Berg Book by Joe Berg 1984 Epoptica (Issue 6) 354
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Finger Routine stretching first finger
1985 Finger Secrets 13
Joe Berg, Richard Kaufman Miniature Card Pop-Out
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 44
Joe Berg Berg Palm
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 10
Doug Edwards, Joe Berg The Stunning Jumping Jack card jumps out as deck is riffled, half card on thread
Also published here Jan. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1153
Joe Berg Berg Palm
1987 Neoclassics 16
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Mento Card Box by Joe Berg 1987 Epoptica (Issue 10) 513
Joe Berg, Dai Vernon Joe Berg Knot
1989 Seminarheft 6
Joe Berg Multiple Top Palm
1990 Ultra Cervon 48
Joe Berg Berg's Super Wallet description and four effects
1991 Card to Wallet 41
Joe Berg, Martin Gardner Knot from Nowhere & Variations thing where you don't let go of ends and still make knots
1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 191
Karl Fulves 3-Way Cut
Inspired by
  • "A False Cut" (Joe Berg, The Berg Book, 1983)
1996 Blocking Off 157
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verification
Related to
  • "Gardner's Card Speller" (Joe Berg, Here's New Magic, 1937)
VariationsAlso published here
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 155
Doug Edwards The Stunning, Jumping, Jack Selected Jack of Hearts pops out of the deck, then is found in the deck sandwiched between two black twos, then back changes color
Inspired by
  • "The Trained Card" (Joe Berg, The Joe Berg Book)
Also published here
1997 Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 143
Joe Berg Top Palm
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 14
Richard Osterlind Tribute to Tarbell
Inspired by 1999 Dynamic Mysteries 30
Joe Berg, Richard Osterlind Psychological Fan Force
1999 Dynamic Mysteries 32
Joe Berg The Berg Palm
2000 Palming: For The Terrified 18
Neal Elias A Tossed Reverse deck tossed from hand to hand one half at the time, selection remains in other hand face-up
Inspired by
  • discovery in Joe Berg's "Here's New Magic"
2001 New Card Controls 66
Joe Berg Berg Palm brief, from packet
2002 Constant Fooling 1 34
Joe Berg, Ross Bertram Bertram-Berg Palm brief
2003 Tricks 153
Joe Berg Berg Palm
2003 Tricks 70
Joe Berg Bold Double Deal
Related to
  • Here's New Magic (Joe Berg, 1937, p. 6)
2004 Enchantments 421
Joe Berg, Dai Vernon Joe Berg Knot
2006 Compilation 40
Lewis Jones The Director's Cut cutting named number from deck
Inspired by
  • James McKnight's "Fast Counting the Cards" in Joe Berg's "The Berg Book"
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 143
Karl Fulves Cross Colors deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both match
Inspired by
  • Number Four in Joe Berg's Private Card Problems
Related to
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 172
Joe Berg The Joe Berg One-Hand Shuffle
Related to 2007 The Anthology of One Handed Card Cuts and Flourishes 55
Joe Berg Mental Miracle esoteric, apparently Moe Seidenstein's
Related to
  • William Miesel's "Moe and his Miracles with Cards", 1986 p. 50
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 54
Joe Berg Find it! spectator thinks of a card, estimation and sprectator reaction
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 55
Joe Berg Estimate behind the back estimate thickness of packet behind back
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 55
Al Cohen Memoirs of a Magic Dealer Joe Berg
Nov. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11) 17
Bill Abbott, Joe Berg Ultra-Mental Mingling three presentations for cocktail reception environments
  • The Joe Berg Original
  • The Cocktail Psychic Presentation
  • Cellular Telepathy
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 26
J. W. Sarles Knot To Be Found not letting go of the ends
Inspired by
  • "Berg Hunter Knot" (Here's New Magic, Joe Berg)
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 400
Woody Aragón Convex Control control four aces to the bottom by pushing four piles of cards together on table.
Inspired by 2011 A Book in English 65
Joe Berg A Mindreader's Dream four boxes with a coin in each, exchanged according to instructions, performer then reveals contents of each box
Variations 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 9) 55
Mel Bennett Mel Bennett Notes using four coins with different dates on four cards instead
Inspired by 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 9) 56
Karl Fulves KF Notes on Berg's "Dream" 1. Check Kiting
2. Horse Sense
3. The Traveler
Inspired by 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 9) 66
Karl Fulves The Berg Variations intro
Inspired by 2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 669
Roy Walton The Berg Variations four two-card packets in a row, cards exchanged according to instructions, four cards match four mates that were set aside as prediction
Inspired by
  • "Mindreader's Dream" (Joe Berg)
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 669
Robert E. Neale The Berg Variations notes on the prop and procedure
Inspired by
  • "Mindreader's Dream" (Joe Berg)
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 670
Steve Beam Si-Decker Despite always lying, the deck provides the color, suit, and parity of the selected card, and then helps to locate it.
Inspired by 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 41
Tom Rose Finessed Berg Palm
Inspired by 2018 From the Red Notebook 14
John Galsworthy Top Palm with different motivations, cutting and pulling up sleeve
Inspired by 2020 Notes Concerning the Palming of Cards 12