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Jack Yates

Jack Yates

(Accrington, Lancashire, England: 28th December 1921 - )

He joined the Modern Mystic League magic club in 1938, and was the editor of the club magazine until December 1955. In 1956 he emigrated to South Africa. He only returned once in 1999.

Mental magic. Wrote Minds in Close-Up (1954, 32pp; repr 1969) and Minds in Duplicate (1956, 32pp; repr 1969). Then moved to South Africa. Wrote Clue and other Mysteries (1986, 57pp). NOTE: The report of his death on 2nd May 1971 was false. Still alive and active in magic as of 1992.

Coauthors: Ken de Courcy

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Jack Yates
Jack's Pack (used) by Jack Yates

Stapled booklet in like-new condition.

Jack Yates was a very clever and innovative magician who has somehow stayed below the radar and is completely unknown - undeservedly so - to many, particularly in the US. Jack's Pack is a clever stacking method for finding any card in a deck by way of using numbers, names, words, etc.

Edited and with additional notes by Ken de Courcy.

1st edition 1978, 8 pages.

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Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy
Accusation (used) by Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy

Stapled booklet in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Jack Yates
Above Suspicion by Jack Yates

A self-working principle which determined a person's thoughts . . . Listen to this bewildering effect. A pack of cards is shuffled and a spectator merely thinks of a card. The pack is then dealt once, twice and finally a third time into two piles. Before completing the last dealing the spectator may, if he so wishes, shuffle both halves. Despite all this, when the spectator deals through the pack he finds there are only 51 cards; the thought-of card has vanished! The performer produces the card from his pocket before the spectator names his chosen card. An astounding climax which completely...

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Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy
Foreshadowed by Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy

Foreshadowed is an impromptu triple prediction that would play well for a few people or a full theater. As a bonus Yates describe another incredible prediction that can be done over the phone.

Jack Yates really needs no introduction; his name usually comes up wherever subtle magic is discussed. He tends to produce devious principles, then simplifies them down so anyone can use them. Foreshadowed is an interesting twist (literally!) on the well-known three objects prediction (a la Mental Epic). What makes this version different is that the predictions are written on blank pieces of cardboard...

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Jack Yates
Miracle Mix-Up by Jack Yates

It's uncanny; you don't touch the pack; you don't see the pack. Yet you are able to reveal in a novel fashion a freely selected card. Write the simple instructions in the form of a letter to the "customer". You can do it over the phone, over the radio, on television, via SMS, Zoom, or any other communication channel. Or, if you prefer, you can do it close-up with a spectator. They do it at their leisure over and over again and still it works. The card is revealed by your own name thus gaining publicity, or you can use your own phrase or a number to reveal the card!

EFFECT: (There are different...

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Jack Yates
Minds in Close-Up by Jack Yates

A collection of mental mysteries using small accessories.

  • Foreword
  • Clip Line
  • Match Miracle
  • Devil's Die
  • Perfected Publicity
  • Astral Digit
  • Merchant Mentalist
  • Who's Fooling Whom?
  • Object In Mind
  • Murder Most Foul
  • Credits

1st edition 1954, 31 pages; PDF 28 pages.

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Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy
Accusation by Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy

From the introduction:

"Accusation" is a court-room drama, not exactly legal, of course, but realistic enough to cause the accused to lie and the witnesses to commit perjury! If the trick does not have impact, it will be your own doing.

The Effect: From a list of criminals a spectator mentally selects a name and, from then on, 'becomes' this person. He also selects the crimes he will be accused of in the course of the examination. He also selects one, two or three witnesses who are put in the 'witness-box'. Despite the lack of clues, the performer reveals the criminal's name and his crimes. ...

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Minds in Duplicate by Jack Yates

Minds in Duplicate contains a number of routines designed to be presented as telepathic demonstrations between the performer and his partner. Each effect carries conviction, and not one of them calls for the long rehearsal and extensive memorisation of codes common to this class of work. Maximum effect is secured with minimum trouble. With the material in this book alone, thought-reading reputations can be made.

  • Foreword
  • Three Thoughts Alone
  • She Has The Number
  • Thoughts Direct
  • Designed To Order
  • The Five Cards Problem
  • Operator Calling
  • Astral Headline
  • Money And The Medium
  • Mental Tuition ...
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Jack Yates
Jack's Pack by Jack Yates

Jack Yates was a very clever and innovative magician who has somehow stayed below the radar and is completely unknown - undeservedly so - to many particularly in the US. Jack's Pack is a clever stacking method for finding any card in a deck by way of using numbers, names, words, etc.

Edited and with additional notes by Ken de Courcy.

1st edition 1978, 8 pages; 1st digital edition 2017, PDF 10 pages.

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Jack Yates
Card Caprice by Jack Yates

"Jack's Wallet" is an ingenious way of predicting a freely-chosen card using an unfaked wallet, the sort you probably possess already. It is a 'stand-up' trick without the need for a table, the type that is becoming more and more popular.

The second effect, "Jack's Line-Up", is a mental masterpiece that, properly performed, will stagger an audience whether it's done impromptu or as part of a regular cabaret act.

Here are the more detailed effects:

JACK's WALLET: Briefly, a spectator selects a card. It is not forced. The performer allows another spectator to remove a sealed envelope...

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Clue and other Mysteries (for resale)

Jack Yates
Clue and other Mysteries (for resale) by Jack Yates

Jack Yates is renowned as a creative innovator as evidenced by his many contributions to magical literature. This work contains nine first-class routines with a mental flavour including Clue which is worth its weight in gold and the P&S System.

Contents

  • Monty: Three spectators choose one card each and then exchange them so that no one has his original selection. Despite this you are able to tell each spectator the identity of the card he now holds.
  • Spy Story: A spectator's selected card is revealed when the performer magically decodes a secret message.
  • Choice: A spectator chooses one...
 

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Jack Yates
Clue and other Mysteries by Jack Yates

Jack Yates is renowned as a creative innovator as evidenced by his many contributions to magical literature. This work contains nine first-class routines with a mental flavour including Clue which is worth its weight in gold and the P&S System.

Contents

  • Monty: Three spectators choose one card each and then exchange them so that no one has his original selection. Despite this you are able to tell each spectator the identity of the card he now holds.
  • Spy Story: A spectator's selected card is revealed when the performer magically decodes a secret message.
  • Choice: A spectator chooses one...
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