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Annemann's $50 Manuscript: Exclusive Secrets of Annemann's Conception
by Ted Annemann

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Annemann's $50 Manuscript: Exclusive Secrets of Annemann's Conception by Ted Annemann
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[Note: In Jinx #103, page 624, fourth paragraph, Annemann states that he never published this manuscript. He calls it a fakeroo.]

Annemann’s Stop Trick
Performer removes pack from case and shuffles cards. The spectator is asked to cut the pack in half and keep either part. A card is chosen from one of the piles, and the spectator replaces it in the same pile. The performer deals from the other pile, asking the spectator to stop the deal whenever he chooses and to turn over the card at which he stops the performer. Assuming the stop card is a six, the cards immediately before and after the six are shown to be, for example, a ten and a two. Performer asks spectator to deal six cards from the first pile, and the freely chosen card is found there.

Annemann’s Another Stop Card Effect
This is a full deck version of the spelling trick. The spectator is asked to remove any card from the deck, look at it and replace it in the deck. Performer shuffles deck and hands it to spectator, who is asked to deal one card at a time off the top of the deck, stop whenever he desires and turn up the card at that point. Whatever the value of that card, spectator is asked to deal that many more from the top of the deck, and spectator finds his own selected card.

Annemann’s Cards In The Cases
Performer introduces two packs in their cases. One deck is left in its case and placed on a table, floor or chair. The other is handed to the spectator, who shuffles it and freely selects a card, looks at it and returns it to the deck by himself. Performer takes the other pack out of the case and has the spectator name the value of the card chosen by him. Performer counts down that amount and asks the spectator to name the suit of the chosen card. As the spectator names the suit, performer shows that he is holding the selected card.

Annemann’s Four Ace Routine
Fanning the deck, the performer removes the four aces and places them face up in a row on the table. On top of each, he places three indifferent cards face down. Each ace is then placed at the bottom of its packet, the indifferent cards shown, and the aces are placed at the side. The indifferent cards are returned to the deck and four piles of four cards arc dealt. Spectator selects a pile. The side cards are shown to be the kings, and the cards in the pile are shown to be the aces. Three indifferent cards are again placed on each ace. Each ace is then shown and placed face down opposite its king. All the indifferent cards but four are then eliminated. These four prove to be the aces, while the cards opposite the kings are shown to be the queens. At all times the suits correspond.

Annemann’s Thought Card Mystery
Performer hands a deck of cards to any spectator and tells him to shuffle them as much as he wishes. Performer turns his back while the spectator fans the deck and merely thinks of a card. Deck is now handed back to performer, who looks through the deck and takes out one card. Upon turning it over, it is shown to be the freely-selected card.

Annemann's Own Pellet Trick
Three pieces of paper are folded and marked "1", "2" and "3" on both sides. They are given to three spectators. A deck of cards is produced and shuffled. The first spectator takes a bunch of cards from the middle, looks at one, puts them all back and cuts the deck. The second spectator is asked to take the deck in his own hands and to just fan the deck and think of a card. The third spectator does not even touch the deck but simply thinks of any card. Each spectator writes down the card of which he is thinking and refolds his paper. While this is being done the performer leaves the room or turns his back. When he turns around or returns, he borrows an ash tray or a receptacle into which the papers are dropped, remaining in plain view on the table. Taking #1 from the tray, the performer brings it over to spectator 1 and shows it to him, immediately telling him his selected card and handing him the #1 slip to verify it. The same is done with #2. Performer hands the tray to spectator 3 with the #3 slip still on it, asking the spectator to take his slip and hold it in his closed fist whereupon performer names his card.

Red And Blue Decks
A blue deck and a red deck of cards are handed to two spectators, who shuffle them. Performer takes back the decks. One of them is selected and spread face down on the table. Performer takes the other deck, selects a card, and shows it to one of the spectators, asking him to remember it. Another spectator removes any card from the spread tabled deck, and it matches the performer's previously selected card.

Annemann’s Color Changing Deck
Performer takes a blue deck from its case and shuffles the deck, showing all blue backs. A card is noted and is inserted face down into the center of the face up deck. Another card is chosen and, upon rubbing its back against a red card, the back changes to red. Other cards are removed and their backs are likewise changed to red. The deck is turned face down and the cards are run, showing all red backs until the first noted card is reached, face up. Then the cards beyond that are seen to be red. Coming back to the face up card, it is slowly removed and turned over. It also has the red back.

Annemann’s You Took The Selected Card
Performer borrows a deck and has it shuffled by a spectator. Spectator picks a card, which is put back into the deck, and the deck is thoroughly mixed. The deck is placed on the table, and the card is disclosed in a very clever and novel manner.

The New Spelling Card Trick
Performer shuffles the deck and cuts it into several piles. Spectator takes a pile, as does performer. Spectator turns over his top card, and performer spells its value, moving one of his cards to the bottom of his packet for each letter. The next card matches the spectator's in value. This is done for all the spectator's cards.

A Deck Of Cards And Two Envelopes
Performer introduces a deck of cards and spectator merely peeks at a card near the center of the deck. The cards are shuffled and the red cards are separated from the black cards. The 26 red cards are counted, and each color group is sealed in an envelope. Although performer does not know the chosen card, he claims he will cause it to leave one envelope and travel to the other. He asks only the color of the card. That envelope is opened, and there are only 25 cards of the color, the selected card being missing. The other envelope is ripped open and the cards are fanned. There are 26 cards of the second color, and one card of the first color, being the chosen card.

With Back Towards Spectators
Performer introduces a deck of cards and hands the deck to the spectator, who turns his back to performer. Spectator shuffles cards, takes one out and looks at it, and returns it anywhere in the deck. The performer nearly immediately names the card.

The Card Trick With The New Deck
From a new deck of cards, the performer removes two blocks of cards. One block is handed to spectator, and performer shuffles the other block, first face up and then face down. The packets are exchanged, and the spectator turns over his first card. The performer spells the value of the card, moving one of his cards for each letter, and the next card is shown to match the spectator's card. This is repeated with the next eleven cards. The single final cards also match.

1st edition 1932; PDF 24 pages.
word count: 9970 which is equivalent to 39 standard pages of text