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Norman Houghton Perverse Penetration deck in case wrapped in handkerchief, deck and cards except selection penetrate handkerchief
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 36
Norman Houghton Laundry on the Line two silks knotted on rope, chosen one penetrates knot
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 37
George Coon Winding the Pack gag
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 324) 106
Norman Houghton Norman's Nonsense
  • Winding up the pack (credited to Karrell Fox)
  • sandpaper gag
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 330) 130
Norman Houghton Toss Ya! coin production after coin toss with invisible coin
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 331) 134
Norman Houghton The Evanescent Coin coin vanish under handkerchief
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 331) 134
Norman Houghton Baffling the Brethren card control, springing the cards, bridge
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 331) 134
Norman Houghton How to Torture your Audience "a primer for sadists", gag article
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 334) 145
Norman Houghton "Other Magicians..." a satire, selection is not found
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 57
Charlie Miller A Novel Location card selected face-up with fun presentation
Related to
  • p. 133 for related idea by Norman Houghton
Sep. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 123
Norman Houghton, Johnnie Geddes, Scotty McGregor, David Harrell Etcetera
Nov. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 133
Ned Rutledge Ho-Ho-Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Inspired by Apr. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 173
Norman Houghton Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Variations Jan. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 153
Art Spring Matched Cards top and bottom cards are initialed, the fuse into one after deck has been cut, see p. 308 for reference
Related to
  • "Stranger of Another Color" (Norman Houghton, Ibidem #5)
Variations
Aug. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 278
Norman Houghton Ultimate stack with apparent miss
Inspired by 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 71
David Moore Ultimate Erdnase Royal Flush face-up in deck, overhand stacked, with surprise, Magician vs. Gambler theme, see also p. 332 and p. 337
Variations Mar. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 328
Norman Houghton Hyper Silk silk through wand, see also p. 679 for references
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Hyper Silk" (Gen, Feb. 1961)
Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 482
J. W. Sarles Notes on Hyper Silk, also with ring
Inspired by Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 482
Norman Houghton Money Count Gag gag when getting money in bank
Feb. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 484
Norman Houghton Melt-Through Ring Off
Also published here
  • "Abracadabra" #1000
1975 The Ring & Rope Book — Volume One 20
Norman Houghton How To De-Rope a Ring
1975 The Ring & Rope Book — Volume One 21
Norman Houghton, Gordon Bruce Card to Pocket without credit
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 112
Norman Houghton Thirty-Two using automatic placement principle
Related to July 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 225
Norman Houghton Trinity three cards alike
Variations Sep. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 389
Norman Houghton Lazy Man's Invisible Pass handling of the classic pass, also as cover pass
June 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 646
Norman Houghton Love Match spectator and performer shuffle envelopes and pair them up, inside are names of celebrity pairs, they match
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 65
Norman Houghton The Palms-Up Switch Shuttle Pass Handling, credit correction on page 95
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 7) 61
Edward Marlo Dribble Free Force multiple dribble control, same position forced
Related toVariations 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 311
Norman Houghton Phase Zwei ring is thrown on rope, move
Also published here
  • Stewart James' "Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks - Vol. 3" P. 207. 1980.
1985 Close-Up Ring-Seil-Routine 5
Gordon Bruce, Norman Houghton Pocket Palm no credits
1987 The Magic of Steve Draun 5
Norman Houghton Pocket Load here credited to Carlyle
1988 52 Lovers 116
Norman Houghton, Edward Marlo, Gordon Bruce More on Card to Pocket classic palm removal, variations from different pockets
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 33
Michael Powers Trinity Two-as-Four Sequence
Inspired by 1990 Top Secret Stuff 29
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex
Related toAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 40) 732
Wayne Kyzer Birth Card
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 40) 734
Norman Houghton, Gordon Bruce Pocket Palm from classic palm, here credited to Gordon Bruce
1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 124
Norman Houghton The Recognition Reflex
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 13
Norman Houghton, Gordon Bruce Pocket Palm credited to Bruce
1994 Workers Number 4 49
Norman Houghton Sense of Touch spectator locates card under table, then it changes into selection
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1039
Wayne Kyzer Birth Card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 151
Richard Vollmer, Norman Houghton LIII-Kelihood small packet is counted and card remembered at number in remainder, then 10, 9, 8 count to find card
Related to 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 155
Norman Houghton Pocket Load
1995 Cardshark 56
Norman Houghton Pocket Load
1997 Karten à la carte 46
Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count first appeared in "Colour Blind"
Related to
  • "Colour Blind" (Norman Houghton, Ibidem, June 1955)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 315
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 49
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's First Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 52
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's Second Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck too
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 53
Norman Houghton The "Kismet"-Envelope three-way envelope
1997 It's Paramiraculous 10
Richard Vollmer Pretty Close To A Miracle
Inspired byRelated to May 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 5) 2793
Norman Houghton Bluff Multiple Shift riffle forcing consecutive cards
Related toAlso published here
  • Abracadabra, No. 1050, also Wit & Wizardry, p. 14
1998 Card College — Volume 3 668
Norman Houghton, Gordon Bruce Norman Houghton's Pocket Extraction
Related to
  • "Production of a Palmed Card from the Shirt Pocket" (Ibidem No. 12)
1998 Card College — Volume 3 722
Peter Duffie Alien Encounter card chosen, Ace of Spades from an odd-colored deck put in, it becomes selection
Inspired by
  • "Stranger of Another Color" (Norman Houghton, Ibidem #5)
1998 Deck Direct 4
Brother John Hamman, Norman Houghton The Flushtration Count
1998 Card College — Volume 3 609
Karl Fulves, Norman Houghton Do You Have ESP? No. 17, spectator selects only odd-backed card from packet
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 27
Norman Houghton, Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count credit information
2002 Penumbra (Issue 4) 12
Norman Houghton Houghton Pocket Load
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 115
Steve Beam Bon Voyage group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 107
Norman Houghton, Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count credit information
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 269
Norman Houghton Bluff Multiple Shift riffle forcing consecutive cards
2011 Card Tricks for the Untrustworthy 14
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #40 on credits for The Recognition Reflex and Point Break, handling for The World's Greatest Magician
Related to 2011 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue Addendum) xxviii
Norman Houghton "A New Coin Fold" to fool magicians, not classic coin fold
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 127
Norman Houghton Kismet Envelope three-way envelope
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 238
Norman Houghton, Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count
2014 Schlaglichter 162
Norman Houghton, Christian Scherer Flushtration Count stand up, with jumbo cards
2014 Schlaglichter 255
Steve Reynolds Mini Matching Update one deck, two halves made, after a few single matches all cards match
Inspired by 2020 Output (Issue 10) 1