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Ken de Courcy

(Hastings, England: 10th March 1922 - 23rd July 2008)

Stage name of Kenneth William Gurney de Courcy Tyler since 1942. Learned at age 6 from parents gift of an Ernest Sewell magic set. Tutored by Stanley Collins 1938-42. Pro debut 1945-47 touring Southeast Asia for ENSA. Semi-pro c1947-c1964 while in business. Specializes in cabaret and close-up. Stage act with assistant-wife Sue de Courcy since 1969. Pet effect: Knife thru Coat. 1989 AMA Literary Fellowship. British Ring President 1989-90.

Wrote over 60 booklets, beginning with Genial Improbabilities (1949, 62pp; repr 1968), then Zodiac Telepathy (1951, 17pp), Automentalism (1953, 15pp), Dubbelkross and Simulkross (1955, 16pp), Son of Pentertain (1974, 29pp), Creditable Conjuring (1983).

Edited The Budget for 17 years and Magigram since 1966. Edits-publishes The Coffee-Break Chronicle (limited to 100 subscribers) 1988-?

Coauthors: Herb Rungay, Richard Himber, George Blake, Peter Pit, Edwin Hooper, Ian Adair, Ravelle and Andree, Ulysses Frederick Grant, Jack Yates, Billy McComb, Marc de Milo, Dick Turpin, Alan Shaxon

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Ken de Courcy Discusses The World's Fastest Card Trick (used) by Ken de CourcyBooklet stapled in like-new condition; 20 pages; Supreme Magic Publication.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Richard Himber & Ken de Courcy & George Blake

Linking Finger Ring (used) by Richard Himber & Ken de Courcy & George BlakeStapled booklet in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Ulysses Frederick Grant & Ken de Courcy

Walking Through a Steel Plate Plus (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant & Ken de CourcyStapled booklet in good condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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After Dinner Technique (used) by Ken de CourcyStapled booklet in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Hammanesque (used) by Ken de CourcyStapled booklet in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy

Accusation (used) by Jack Yates & Ken de CourcyStapled booklet in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Billy McComb & Ken de Courcy

Cabaret Card Divination (used) by Billy McComb & Ken de CourcyStapled booklet in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Creditable Conjuring (used) by Ken de CourcyStapled booklet in good condition; slight crease on cover and first three pages. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Stand-Up Sponges (used) by Ken de CourcyStapled booklet in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Magic Balloons (used) by Ken de CourcyStapled booklet in excellent condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Even Stephen (used) by Ken de CourcyBooklet, stapled, in good condition. Published by Supreme Magic. Describing an "even bet" gambling routine.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Magic Balloons by Ken de CourcyFrom the introduction:
It was that well-known West Country entertainer, Roy Van Dyke, who made me realise balloons can be used for more purposes than screwing into strange shapes sometimes resembling animals. He has a terrific opening trick that has colour, movement and noise that never fails to grab and hold the attention of today's show-saturated audiences.
  • Introduction
  • Bursting a Balloon
  • Explosive 20th. Century
  • Cut and Restored Rope
  • The Hydrostatic Glass
  • The Sharpshooter
  • Milk in Light Bulb
  • Upside Down Bottle
  • Balloon Bouncing
  • The Break-a-way Bouncer
  • Balloon Destroyer
  • The...
2020 / 10 / 19
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Dick Turpin & Alan Shaxon & Ken de Courcy

Tearing Them Up by Dick Turpin & Alan Shaxon & Ken de CourcyThere can be no doubt about it, the "Torn and Restored Newspaper" is one of our modern classics. Many excellent versions have been published and marketed by dealers over the years. In the pages of this manuscript, we are pleased to present two excellent variations, Dick Turpin's "Torn and Restored Newspaper" and "Tearing Up the News" by Alan Shaxon, both first-class methods. Both versions are very easy to prepare and to perform. Additionally, we have included Ken de Courcy's patter presentation for the Dick Turpin routine, which of course, can be used for either variation. Ken’s patter is...
2020 / 9 / 18
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Stand-Up Sponges by Ken de CourcyA practical and commercial routine without difficult sleights.

From the Introduction:

For a long time Billy McComb and I have been searching for the "perfect" routine with Sponge Balls. It's taken a long time because we laid down some rather stringent conditions:
  1. The set-up (and re-setting) must be both quick and easy.
  2. It must be workable standing up without the use of a table.
  3. There must be no danger of the balls dropping off the volunteer's hand and bouncing all over the place.
  4. It must be loaded in such a way that it doesn't bulge out a thin mohair suit.
  5. If possible, it must contain at least...
2020 / 8 / 25
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Creditable Conjuring by Ken de Courcy

Magic with credit cards.

Credit cards are easier to handle than playing cards because they're smaller and they're also a lot more valuable. In short, a borrowed credit card is an ideal thing with which to conjure. This ebook will give you a few ideas to include in your program.

  • Foreword
  • Gimmicks
  • Crossed Credits
  • Credit Card In Wallet
  • Credit By Chance
  • Card To Cash
  • Credit Shower
  • Through Credit
  • Unlocked Credit
1st edition 1982, 12 pages; 1st digital edition 2020, PDF 15 pages.
2020 / 8 / 17
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Marc de Milo & Ken de Courcy

Le Carte Bingo by Marc de Milo & Ken de CourcyGli effetti con le carte adatti ad essere presentati su un palcoscenico sono piuttosto rari. La routine che state leggendo ha il grande vantaggio di poter essere presentata su un grande palco o in un locale per spettacoli, in un bar, etc. Può essere presentata ovviamente anche a distanza ravvicinata . Si tratta di una versione aggiornata del grande classico "Nap Hand", che si può eseguire senza grossi sforzi di memoria e senza alcuna abilità.

EFFETTO:

Il prestigiatore mostra un comune mazzo di carte, lo mescola apertamente e chiaramente ( il miscuglio è reale e può farlo anche uno...

2020 / 8 / 14
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Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy

Foreshadowed by Jack Yates & Ken de CourcyForeshadowed 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...

2020 / 6 / 23
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Marc de Milo & Ken de Courcy

Bingo Divination by Marc de Milo & Ken de CourcyCard tricks suitable for stage presentation are rare. Bingo Divination can be performed successfully on a stage or in a cocktail-lounge. It is the logical, up to date version of the classic Nap Hand, without the necessary memory work or sleight-of-hand. Rehearse it carefully, paying attention to presentation, and you'll have a reputation-maker.

EFFECT: The magician introduces a pack of cards. The cards are genuinely shuffled and then dealt into two piles, one containing Clubs and Hearts, the other Spades and Diamonds. The Clubs-Hearts pile is again dealt into three face-down piles, one to...

2020 / 5 / 22
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Ken de Courcy

The Australian Gambling Game of 31 by Ken de CourcyThe Ace to Six of each suit are placed on the table, and the two players turn cards face down alternately and a running total of the pips is maintained. The winner is the one who takes the total to no more than 31. Even after the spectator is told the secret to winning, the magician still wins. Ends with an extra kicker.

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2020 / 1 / 27
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Billy McComb & Ken de Courcy

Cabaret Card Divination by Billy McComb & Ken de CourcyThe Effect: The magician removes a pack of cards from its packet and hands it out for shuffling and cutting. He also gives a sealed envelope to another spectator for safe keeping. The shuffled deck is passed to someone else who is instructed to deal seven cards on to the hand of the person seated next to him. The performer reclaims the balance of the pack then asks the spectator to fan the seven cards he holds faces towards himself.

From the center of the floor, the magician says, "Sir, I think you are looking at a Queen of Spades. If I'm right, please remove it from the other cards and hold...

2020 / 1 / 8
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Fortunato in Amore by Ken de CourcyUn'altra grande routine da Ken De Courcy , piena di mistero, umorismo e partecipazione del pubblico . Questo gioco di carte è adatto per essere eseguito in close-up, sul palco, in un locale o ovunque preferiate. Il colpo di scena finale, completamente inaspettato (seppur logico), sorprenderá enormemente il pubblico e non mancherá di regalarvi un lungo applauso.

EFFETTO: Una signora del pubblico viene invitata come assistente e le viene chiesto di scegliere una delle quattro buste presentate apertamente su un tavolo. Le rimanenti tre vengono lasciate in piena vista. Viene consegnato all’assistente...

2019 / 12 / 21
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Jack Yates & Ken de Courcy

Accusation by Jack Yates & Ken de CourcyFrom 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. ...
2019 / 12 / 4
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After Dinner Technique by Ken de CourcyFrom the preface:
This book first appeared in 1953 in serial form in Goodliffe's ABRACADABRA. At the time it was the first treatise to be published on the subject and many people were kind enough to say it helped them overcome the difficulties always found in after-dinner shows.

All the information it contained was learned by experience as it was a field in which I specialised. And, although it was written nearly thirty years ago, almost nothing has changed; which is surprising when you consider the sweeping changes in other spheres of entertainment.

  • Preface And Acknowledgement
  • Foreword Be Natural ...
2019 / 10 / 13
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Ken de Courcy

Hammanesque by Ken de CourcyIn one of the New York Magic Symposium volumes there is a trick by Brother John Hamman entitled "The Lie-Detector Card Case". In it, he describes a truly brilliant-in-its-simplicity method for discovering a merely-thought-of card. Here is an alternative ending to it which, for me, makes it easier for larger audiences to see.

EFFECT

A spectator shuffles a pack of cards, then merely thinks of a card as the performer counts some over before his eyes. The cards are shuffled, then the performer shows the cards at the top and bottom of the pack; the selected card is not among them. Next, he introduces two paper...

2019 / 10 / 13
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Ulysses Frederick Grant & Ken de Courcy

Walking Through a Steel Plate Plus by Ulysses Frederick Grant & Ken de CourcyAs usual with Grant instructions, they leave a lot to the imagination and "know-how" of the magician. However, the method was a clever one, simple but very effective. Ken de Courcy has taken the original instructions and added to them his own presentation points, and not only that, his improvements and various novel dressings which lift the effect up and turn it into acceptable modern entertainment.

In the original effect, a committee was invited on the stage to examine a solid steel plate. Then circular drawstring curtains were placed at the front and the rear, the magician walked behind...

2019 / 10 / 13
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Calling all Cards by Ken de Courcy

A deck of cards is shuffled and put in trouser pockets, any card called for produced, then any non-playing card (birthday card, membership card, postcard, ...) called for, with gags and card castle finale.

This manuscript has not been available for a long time. This comedy and mysterious act, which has not been seen for a number of years, contains all the ingredients for hit entertainment today.

THE EFFECT

The performer comes on to a stage which bears only a table. He introduces a pack of cards and hands them out for shuffling, then has them cut into two halves and, after rapidly glancing...

2019 / 7 / 31
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Even Stephen by Ken de Courcy

An "even bet" gambling routine in ten stages with no preparation and no sleight of hand.

A gambling routine which is completely different to anything that has gone before, because it doesn't deal with the usual card games such as Poker, Blackjack, Bridge and so on. Even Stephen is a routine, you don't play for money, instead play for matches ... and yet you win. Even with poor luck, you "scoop the pool". It's all so easy to do, the main skill being in presentation. 'The last Bet' is the only one needing a little handling and even that shouldn't place a great strain on your ability. Altogether...

2019 / 6 / 20
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Ken de Courcy & Peter Pit & Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair & Ravelle and Andree

Giant Size Clever Ace by Ken de Courcy & Peter Pit & Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair & Ravelle and Andree

Four prize winning routines on the "find the ace" theme, performed with extra giant cards that you can print yourself.

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The performer shows three extra giant cards. The audience are asked to follow the movements of the Ace of Diamonds, The Ace is mixed up with the two other extra giant cards shown - the Two and Three of Clubs. The audience never are able to discover the whereabouts of the elusive Ace. The Ace transposes continuously in an incredible manner even while it is in the hands of a spectator or while it is marked by a clip. The spectator himself takes the ace in...

2019 / 5 / 25
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Five Card Stunner by Ken de Courcy

A very easy to do routine in which a black card repeatedly flies from hand to pocket leaving spectators amazed again and again, despite the performer trying to simplify things. All can be examined.

Imagine deliberately counting five cards....four of which are red with only one black. Each and every card is called and shown - without a single false move four cards are tossed to the table and the black card is seen to have vanished. It is reproduced from the pocket. Now Imagine that you can do it again and again each time eliminating one red card to make it easier for the public to follow the...

2019 / 5 / 12
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Dubbelkross and Simulkross by Ken de Courcy

A gradual transposition of three silver coins and three golden coins with an unexpected climax. Two routines.

Many methods have been devised for the classical effect wherein three coins pass invisibly through space to join three more. "Dubbelkross" and "Simulkross" are two further variations on the same theme; but, not only are the methods altered, the effects are, too. In fact, "Dubbelkross" represents the first attempt (as far as I know) at giving this transposition a definite climax. "Simulkross" does not pretend to give a startling climax, but is interesting because coins pass simultaneously...

2019 / 4 / 29
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Mentelimination Plus by Ken de Courcy

Find any card a spectator takes from a borrowed and shuffled pack.

EFFECT: The magician tells his audience he has trained his mind to work like a computer. To demonstrate its computer-like capabilities, he asks a spectator to shuffle a pack of cards then, without looking at it, remove one card and place it in his pocket. Taking back the pack, the performer runs through it quickly, then goes through it again even more quickly and pulls out one card which he places face down on the table. The spectator removes his card from his pocket and places it face-up alongside the magician's card, then...

2019 / 4 / 5
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Super Spell by Ken de Courcy

Instantly find any card called for by spelling out its name. No sleight of hand requested. No force.

This is Ken's version of "Magic Spell" by Hen Fetsch. Although it looks incredible, with a simple preparation of the deck you will be able to immediately find any card named by someone in the audience simply by spelling it. You will be able to do this with different spectators one after the other. Yes you can take out the pack of cards and spell any of the 52 cards...and, yes, the Joker too.

In the complete instructions by Ken de Courcy you will find in detail how to do the simple preparation...

2019 / 2 / 1
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Pasteboard Prowler by Ken de Courcy

A "Coin Assembly" with a signed and torn playing card with a surprising finish.

EFFECT: A spectator shuffles a pack then removes a card. The card is signed on the face by the spectator and torn into four quarters, and then an indifferent card is shown and laid aside face down on the table. One at a time the four quarters of the chosen card are vanished and reappear under the indifferent card. When the fourth corner should have arrived, however, there is nothing at all under the card ... all four have vanished. When the card is turned over, it is found to be the chosen card, complete with...

2019 / 1 / 19
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Delayed Action Eleven Cards Routine by Ken de Courcy

A multi effect comedy card routine with audience participation and an unexpected climax. Cards mysteriously increase and decrease of number in magician's hands defying the laws of mathematics in a crescendo of surprises.

EFFECT

The magician fans a pack of cards to a spectator asking him to choose one and place it in his inside jacket pocket. The performer tries to read the mind of the spectator and to guess the chosen card but he fails. In desperation he slings the pack high in the air. With hardly a break, he removes some more cards from his pocket and goes straight into another trick...

2018 / 12 / 16
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The Red and Black Computation by Ken de Courcy

You correctly guess how many red and black cards a spectator has casually put into four pockets with an unexpected climax. No skill required.

EFFECT

A spectator is given a pack of cards, or he can use his own. He shuffles it, removes some cards, splits them into blacks and reds and places the blacks in his left trouser-pocket and the reds in his right. He takes some more cards, splits them as before and conceals the black cards in his left jacket pocket and the reds in his right. All this has taken place while the performer's back is turned.

The magician asks the spectator to again...

2018 / 11 / 15
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Ken de Courcy

Easy Everywhere and Nowhere by Ken de Courcy"Everywhere and Nowhere" is a classic plot which, due to the difficulties in performance, is rarely seen. The original version calls for exceptional aptitude in card-changes which are not the easiest sleights to do well. Here is a new method utilizing a well-known fake pack that surely you already have, used in an undetectable way. This routine brings "Everywhere and Nowhere" within the range of everybody. Give it that and you'll have a trick that will amaze and entertain both laymen and magicians.

EFFECT:

A card is selected from a pack, then returned and the deck is cut a number of times...

2018 / 10 / 26
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Ken de Courcy

Ultimate Faulty Followers by Ken de CourcyHere is a wonderful routine that you can perform every time and everywhere. From an idea by George Sands, Ken developed a beautiful three phases routine that can be performed under all circumstances with eight unprepared giant cards. The routine develops the theme “You can’t do what I do”.

Effect: Having enticed a spectator up to help, the magician hands him eight jumbo cards and says, "Please give me any four....and keep four yourself." This done, both performer and spectator carry out some simple movements but, when the cards are counted over, all the magician's cards are face down...

2018 / 7 / 3
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Ken de Courcy

Auto-Find by Ken de CourcyBased on a Bob Hummer and Karl Fulves principle. A spectator is handed seven playing-cards. He shuffles them, then places one of them aside face-down without looking at it. Now squares of cardboard are shown with cut-out windows. Spectator follows the magician's instructions and, at the end, looking through the cut-out windows in the cards, an index of a card appears. The chosen card is turned over and has been correctly revealed.

You will have to make up the squares of cardboard for this. The trick itself is self-working, the real work having been put into the evolution of the effect, but they are useful for...

2018 / 6 / 19
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New Zealand Brag by Ken de CourcyA close-up "lay-out" type effect based on a mythical game, "New Zealand Brag".

You deal out the shuffled Aces, Kings and Queens, yet miraculously when the hands are turned over they have separated into suits and, what is more, each hand is in their right order, Queen, King, Ace! Something very different in card magic.

1st edition 2018, 5 pages.

2018 / 5 / 27
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Richard Himber & Ken de Courcy & George Blake

Linking Finger Ring by Richard Himber & Ken de Courcy & George BlakeRoutines with the Himber type linking finger ring.
  • The Original Himber Routine
  • Richard Himber's StaggeRing
  • The K de C Triple Link (Ken de Courcy)
  • About Rings and Things (George Blake)
  • Ring, Pin and Cord
  • Chinese Coins and Rings
  • A Ring and a Loop o'String
  • Sefalaljia-By Hand
  • BewildeRing

1st digital edition 2018, 19 pages.

2018 / 1 / 30
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You'll Get The Point by Ken de CourcyIf you like a real card baffler, look no further. This is a sort of 'One-Deck Do-As-I-Do' but it works on a very different principle.

Cards are shuffled and cut both by the spectator and the performer (really!). The spectator mentally chooses a card (free choice) and the performer does the same. Then the cards are shuffled again. Unbelievably, the magician and the spectator get cards of the same value and colour. It almost works itself.

Effect: The performer cuts a portion off the pack, hands it to a spectator and asks him to do exactly as he does. First they both shuffle their packets,...

2018 / 1 / 29
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Genial Improbabilities by Ken de CourcyFrom the Foreword:
A word about the tricks themselves. As far as I personally am aware, every item is original in some way, either in effect or method.
  • Introduction ...
  • Foreword ...
  • CHAPTER ONE: MAGIC WITH CARDS
    • Reggie the Rattlesnake
    • Ri-Ki-Ki Poker
    • Silken Card Discovery
    • The Travelling Phoenix
    • The Snake Charmer
  • CHAPTER TWO: MAGIC WITH THE MIND
    • Eve v Adam
    • "Hail, O Swami"
    • Tangled Thoughts
    • The Devil's Key
  • CHAPTER THREE: MAGIC WITH ANYTHING
    • No Knot
    • The Sympathetic Note Trick
    • The Jeweller's Dream
    • Which Witch?
    • The Chinese Picture
    • The Fiddled Furniture
    • The Ju-Ju...
2018 / 1 / 16
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Cardsink by Ken de CourcyA chosen card that not only penetrates right through a deck of cards and a card-case, but also right through a spectator's hand. A very strong effect that looks impossible.

The effect is startling because it appears to happen in the spectator's own hands. As always Ken provides precious ideas for an intriguing presentation.

  • Easy to do
  • No palming
  • The card can be signed

1st edition 1986; 1st digital edition 2018, 4 pages.

2018 / 1 / 16
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Signed Card in Unfaked Wallet by Ken de CourcyHere is Ken's version of the signed card to wallet. A classic effect in a beautiful version with the complete presentation. The Effect: A card is chosen and signed by the taker. When it has been returned to the pack, a wallet is introduced. Inside it is a card which proves to be the one that was chosen and signed.
  • No palming
  • No force
  • Use any wallet
  • Easy to do
  • Diabolical method

1st edition 1985, 1st digital edition 2018, 4 pages.

2018 / 1 / 10
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Lucky in Love by Ken de CourcyHere is another magical gem from Ken De Courcy. It is packed with mystery, humor and audience participation. This card effect is suitable for close-up, stage, cabaret-floor or where you want to present it. The totally unexpected (yet logical) climax really hits the audience between the eyes and cannot fail to gather applause.

EFFECT: A lady is invited to assist. She chooses one of four envelopes and the remaining three are left in full view. She is then handed a red-backed pack to shuffle while the magician shuffles a blue pack. Then the packs are exchanged and shuffled again if you want. ...

2017 / 12 / 30
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The Blood Feast of the Sun by Ken de CourcyKen de Courcy and Billy McComb took an old chemical effect, figured out the secret that makes it work reliably, and worked out all the other kinks, to make it ready for real world performances. The effect reads like one from Lubor Fiedler.

Effect: The magician introduces a circle of yellow tissue paper and hands it to a spectator to crumple into a ball. He receives it back then, holding it at his fingertips, concentrates on it for a few moments. The tissue ball is placed on an ashtray then ... it suddenly bursts into flames and burns away.

PDF 6 pages.

2017 / 10 / 16
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Tricks for Travelling Tricksters by Ken de Courcy

Impromptu tricks for audiences who speak little to no English.

In today's global world it is important to be able to do magic for folks who do not speak your language or who do not understand the cultural nuances and jokes you may have in your primary program. Many of the tricks taught are impromptu. From the introduction by Billy McComb:

I can't think of anyone better qualified to write this than Ken de Courcy. He and Susan take at least a couple of holidays a year to strange exotic countries where the inhabitants speak little or no English. He doesn't, like some magicians, drive his wife potty by...
2017 / 2 / 28
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Four Ace Intros by Ken de CourcyFrom the introduction:
The Four Ace Trick is deservedly popular. There are many versions, from the semi-automatic to the almost impossible finger-flinging variety, so it's within the scope of every performer. It starts, necessarily, with the abstraction of the four Aces. One can simply run through the pack, locate them and toss them out. Or, if you want considerably more impact, you can produce them magically. That's what this is all about ... producing the Aces in an interesting way as a lead-in to whatever Four Ace Trick you normally do. Here, you'll find both easy and more complicated...
2016 / 7 / 3
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The Ring of EOK by Ken de CourcyAn amazing three part routine with a simple piece of rope and a borrowed ring.

The routine is in three parts. In Part I, a borrowed signet-ring is threaded on a rope, then penetrates it. Part II sees the ring again threaded and also knotted on the rope. Nevertheless, the ring visibly dissolves through leaving just the knot. In Part III the ring is threaded and knotted on the rope then a handkerchief is wrapped round it and the whole thing is held by a spectator. When instructed, he allows the handkerchief to drop to the floor to disclose an 'empty' rope; no ring ... not even a knot.

Since...

2016 / 6 / 19
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