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Jack Merlin

... and a Pack of Cards by Jack MerlinThis publication is in my opinion among the best books on cards ever written, but it is rarely mentioned or recommended. I am not sure why this is. Perhaps one reason is that Jack Merlin himself has not left a large footprint in the magic literature besides this one publication. He has a published trick in Expert Card Technique and if you read Card College 1 you will have learned the Jack Merlin's Riffle Shuffle. Farelli mentions in his Farell's Card Magic: "I agree with Mr. Jack Merlin that the custom of continually practicing in front of a glass is the cause of the unfortunate habit many magicians have of blinking at the precise moment of performing...
2010 / 3 / 24
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Jack Merlin

... and a Pack of Cards (used) by Jack MerlinSoftcover book stapled in good condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 2 / 4
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Ron Jaxon

"Almost" Impromptu Vanishing Car by Ron JaxonImagine being able to make your friends car vanish into thin air. You can also make their car appear or change with these methods using no large props what so ever. In fact chances are you already have everything you need to perform this trick so it'll most likely cost you nothing.

I want to be completely honest about the limitations and strengths of this trick. So here are a few questions I feel I'd be most likely to get about this trick.

Is it practical?
Yes and no would be my answer to that question. It's unlikely that you'll perform this trick on a regular basis although it is possible....

2006 / 10 / 17
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Harry Houdini

"Margery" the Medium Exposed by Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini spent a good part of his life exposing mediums and 'unexplainable' phenomena. In this booklet he describes the case of the Boston "Margery" and the prize the Scientific American put up for true paranormal effects. He not only clearly describes and demonstrates the tricks of this very clever medium but also tells the difficulties surrounding the actual exposure. Houdini was world class in the role of the detective. It is fascinating to read how he sensitised his leg to be able to feel the slightest movement the medium made.

Margery or Mina Stinson (1888–1941) was born in Canada...

2005 / 9 / 7
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Harry Houdini

"Margery" the Medium Exposed (used) by Harry HoudiniStapled booklet in good condition but with the cover missing. The stamp of a prior owner, Thomas K. Hawbecker, is on the first page. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 2 / 4
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Charles H. Hopkins

"Outs" Precautions and Challenges by Charles H. HopkinsThis is truly a hidden gem - a lost treasure. Very few know of its existence and you will encounter almost no references to it. When you read this you will ask yourself: "Why isn't this work known by every cardician?" Some of those who have read it value it as much as they value Erdnase. Others would not trade all card books published in the last 10 years for it.

It is an immensely practical work dealing with situations when something goes wrong, or you face difficult spectators. You'll never again be afraid to try out a new trick, even if they literally see what you do, even if they really catch...

2009 / 9 / 15
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Alexander May

(Menta)Lists by Alexander May(Menta)Lists is a revolutionary system that allows the mentalist to predict the outcome of a game of word association.

Everybody is familiar with the game of word association. One person thinks of a word, then the next person says another word that can somehow be associated with it, and so it continues. For example: Frog - Green - Apple - Tree - Squirrel etc.

(Menta)Lists gives you the power to accurately predict the final word that will be named!

With (Menta)Lists they can now select their own words. That's right - they can think of ANY random words that come to mind... and you are...

2015 / 5 / 22
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Julien Losa

[S]witch by Julien Losa[S]Witch is a great impromptu billet technique, created by Julien during years of performances on cruise ships and in theatre shows. The effect is simple: You ask someone to draw or write anything on a small paper/business card. In only two very fair moves, you can duplicate their thoughts.

Yes we're talking about a switch, but such a good one. It's done in front of your spectator's eyes, and even though you magicians know there is one in play, you can't see it. It is that strong. This method is a real worker, performed hundreds of times by Julien for real audiences. A powerful secret kept underground...

2021 / 1 / 16
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

1 Dollar Card Through Window by Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

A playing card missing a corner melts through a window glass pane.

Once the card has melted through the glass the spectator can touch the glass. This method is very quick and cheap to make, about $1, and thus the name of the trick. Works with any glass pane that is not too thick.

[Note: The $1 cost statement assumes you have common supplies available when it comes to gaffing cards, such as double sided tape, invisible thread, etc. If you do not have these available then it will cost you more, because you will likely have to purchase more than you actually need for this one gimmick. Also keep in mind that most will incur shipping costs to stock up on these supplies.]

1st edition 2020, length 21 min 48 s....

2020 / 9 / 13
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Allan Ackerman

1-2-3-4 Switch by Allan AckermanThis is a very versatile switch allowing you to switch out one, two, three or four cards from a block of four. Allan got his inspiration from a 3 for 3 switch by Al Leech. One of the interesting parts of this video is that Allan shows the various transitions of his development going from Al Leech's move to Allan's final version.

runtime: 7min 36s

2009 / 5 / 13
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John Scarne

10 Best Proposition Bets of America's Bigtime Gamblers by John ScarneA proposition bet is one which appears to give the taker an even chance and at times the best of it, but does just the opposite. Like con men, proposition gamblers pretend to be pleasant, friendly, easy-going, good fellows who would never think of double-crossing anyone. They also usually pretend that their prepared proposition bets are something they just happened to think up on the spot. They take great pleasure in beating seasoned gamblers; money is not the main objective. It's the prestige and self-satisfaction they derive from having outsmarted a top gambler, be he friend or foe.

While...

2020 / 7 / 17
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John Scarne

10 Best Proposition Bets of America's Bigtime Gamblers (used) by John ScarneSoftcover book with coil-binding and a clear cover. For details on the contents see the digital edition.
2021 / 1 / 29
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Jean Hugard

10 Card Feats by Jean HugardVintage gold. This was Hugard's first manuscript released to the profession; originally hand-typed and sold only through him. These entertaining card effects require no apparatus and no prepared cards, making them ready to present wherever you may be: at a party, backstage, or after dinner. While the title says 10, you actually get a full dozen card miracles, moves and subtleties presented with a standard deck. Fit for the program of the most fastidious performer, yet easily within the reach of the amateur. While the author claims that no complicated moves are involved, we should note that these...
2019 / 12 / 7
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Harlan Tarbell

10 Magical After Dinner Stunts by Harlan TarbellHere are ten fun-to-perform mysteries from arguably the best magical artist and instructor on the planet. Easy enough for the beginner, the varied routines will entertain any audience, regardless of the performer's skill level. Despite the title, you'll find yourself using one or more of these stunts wherever people gather: at the dinner table, at your favorite watering hole, at parties, or at get-togethers with friends and family. Each effect is painstakingly illustrated in Doc Tarbell's famous style, making them fun and easy to learn and perform.

Originally published in 1930, after the...

2021 / 1 / 5
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Devin Knight

10 Myths About Magic Exposed by Devin Knight
"Devin Knight is the Guy Jarrett of our time. He exposes many common magic "facts" as myths and explains why they are not true and should not be believed. You can improve yourself and improve your magic if you stop taking to heart those age-old lies that magicians and magic dealers made up just to ease their conscience about taking money from strangers." - Jim Kleefeld

"A fast, informative, high-impact read from the ever-interesting Devin Knight. As magicians and mentalists, we often lose sight of the observations detailed here. Highly recommended!" - D. Ulin

The theme of this e-book is that the...
2013 / 7 / 27
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Ken Dyne

10 Step Marketing for Magicians by Ken DyneWould you like to know the real secrets of success, the underground tactics that will allow you make more money than 99% of the other guys out there and have the secret to do that with a lot less work?

In this manuscript Ken is very excited to share with you for the first time his personal secrets of how he transformed his hobby in to a pretty good living.

Ken has selected 10 stellar tactics from his personal marketing arsenal that will not only allow you to launch your assault on the public, create more customers and money than ever, but every approach can be implemented immediately and...

2008 / 7 / 20
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Wolfgang Riebe

100 Assistant One-Liner Jokes by Wolfgang RiebeThese are one-liners you can use in situations where you bring a spectator on stage to assist you.

1st edition 2013, 11 pages.

2014 / 1 / 1
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Wolfgang Riebe

100 Card Trick One-Liner Jokes by Wolfgang RiebeThe most popular magic tricks amongst magicians are card tricks, yet there are few jokes and sayings that cover those ‘quiet’ moments between tricks and moves. Here you will find many. What about just adding some comedy entertainment to your next card trick? Looking for the right quick one-line joke - you should find one, or many more here.

1st edition 2020, PDF 15 pages.

2020 / 4 / 14
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Wolfgang Riebe

100 Heckler Stoppers by Wolfgang RiebeEffective come backs to tame your hecklers.

1st edition 2013, 8 pages.

2014 / 1 / 1
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Milbourne Christopher

100 Latest Tips on Tricks by Milbourne ChristopherThis ebook is profusely illustrated by Ed Mishell and includes tricks, tips, presentations, publicity, patter and ideas. Clever and ingenious routines, many with standard props or none at all.
  • Preface
  • One Man's Opinion
  • Costly Cover
  • A Funny Bill Bit
  • Smooth Floating Ball
  • Karger's Coin Stack
  • Through The Ribbon
  • Cigarette Machine
  • Coin Catching Comedy
  • Flash Tv Frame
  • Brainwave Deck Gag
  • Baker Slate Tip
  • Much Into Little
  • Torn Center Tip
  • Buzz Saw Ideas
  • Four Ink Spots
  • Move For Mentalists
  • Knife Through Coat
  • Shooting A Candle
  • Bubble Gum Magic
  • Squaring The Circle
  • Silk In Box
  • Three...
2016 / 3 / 5
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Wolfgang Riebe

100 Magician One-Liner Jokes by Wolfgang Riebe100 funny lines for the magician.

1st edition 2013, 10 pages.

2014 / 1 / 1
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

100 Tips and Gags by Ulysses Frederick GrantAs Grant itself says, this is "A Collection of 100 Tips and Gags, Stunts etc. to put pep into your Program. Items that have, and are being used by Leading Performers. AND MANY NEW ONES." The literal 100 gags that you will find in the manuscript are useful in every situation and for every kind of show.

For

  • PROFESSIONAL MAGICIANS
  • AMATEUR MAGICIANS
  • MASTER OF CEREMONIES
  • IMPROMPTU WORKERS
  • AND ALL ENTERTAINERS
Although this manuscript was written in the early forties, we are sure that you will find many useful gags, stunts, bit of business etc. that you will immediately insert in your...
2013 / 10 / 28
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Steven Youell

100% Forcing: The Classic Force and The Stanley Collins Force by Steven YouellLearn the details of these two important forces and several great routines from Steven Youell who has mastered these two moves. This ebook is photo illustrated and teaches you every nuance.
  • Starting Out
  • Learning the Timing
  • The Standard Advice
  • No Parrots
  • No Celebrations
  • Can the Classic Force Be 100%?
  • Eliminating the Fear
  • The Basic Mechanics of the Stanley Collins Force
  • Without a Table
  • Meshing the Mechanics with Words and Movements
  • The Classic Force Is Not a Trick
  • Applications for the Stanley Collins Force
    • Bill Simon's Business Card Prophecy Move
    • The Two Pile Force
  • Practical...
2017 / 3 / 10
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Pavel

100% Magic by PavelA selection of some thirty varied tricks for stage, parlor and close up, illustrating practical examples of magical plots and their solutions.

These are lecture notes for one of Pavel's lectures. Most of the descriptions are pictorial. Pavel intended this as a memory aid for people who attended his lecture. The descriptions are therefore not necessarily complete or very detailed in all cases.

[You might also be interested in Troy Murphie's notes he took after seeing this lecture.

  • Silk on Rope (plot)
    • Loop-a-Silk
    • Tenkai Neck Tie and Silk
    • Pavel's Rope through Neck (with Silk or Necktie)
  • Miracle Silk Pass
    • Silk Vanishers
    • The Ethereal...
2017 / 3 / 26
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Troy Murphie

100% Magic Notes by Troy MurphieI attended the Pavel 100% Magic Lecture when he visited Sydney, Australia sometime around 2005. I traveled the 2 hr drive home after the lecture and made sure to jot down notes about the effects that I was impressed with before I retired to bed that night. In hindsight I wish that I had written explanations for all the effects, but it was not to be. So what we have here are 8 items from this lecture explained in my own words. Along with the 100% Magic Lecture 'pictorial memory aid' which contains diagrams of the routines, you should have no trouble following the brilliant thinking behind these eight items.
  • Silk on...
2017 / 3 / 26
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Robert A. Nelson

101 Tips for Psychic Entertainers by Robert A. NelsonThe owner of the Nelson Enterprises reveals his most prized performing secrets for mentalists and psychic entertainers in this revised and expanded edition.

Improve your act - financially and artistically - by studying this collection of presentation tips and performing advice from this noted author, performer and expert on all things related to mentalism and the allied arts. If you attended a lecture for professional mentalists and obtained this information, you'd consider it a bargain at three times the price. Yet, here it is, updated and arranged for you in convenient digital book form,...

2020 / 8 / 4
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David Robbins

102 EZ Magic Tricks by David Robbins
  • 102 tricks you can learn quickly and amaze and mystify your friends
  • tricks with cards, coins, toothpicks
  • puzzles
  • mindreading
  • no special apparatus required
  • each trick is fully illustrated
Contents:
  • Checker Jumping
  • Goblet Juggling
  • Stars And Circle Trick
  • Levitation
  • Phantom Coin
  • One Or Two
  • He Drinks
  • Presto! Change - O!
  • Coin Vanish Secret
  • Painless Surgery
  • An Obedient Match Box
  • Mind Reader
  • Hole In Your Hand
  • Card Tossing
  • Houdini's Knife Trick
  • Vanishing Dime
  • Hypnotized Cigar
  • Takes Practice ... But
  • Do Your Eyes Lie?
  • Four Ace Production
  • Think Of A Number
  • Rising Cigarettes ...
2016 / 3 / 29
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Unknown Mentalist

1089 Refreshed and Reloaded by Unknown MentalistThere would hardly be any mentalist or magician who would not be familiar with the old and well known 1089 force. At the same time, there would also hardly be any mentalist or magician who still uses this force in the old standard manner. In that sense this force seems dated.

But throughout the history of magic, this unique force has been extremely fascinating both mathematically and magically.

Here are some fresh and novel ideas related to this force which you can actually go out and use right today. There are 6 different ideas which are innovative and allow you to create full routines...

2018 / 9 / 14
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Magic Ian

110 Tricks with a Stripper Deck by Magic IanThe stripper deck is one of the most ingenious magic decks of cards ever invented. You can learn up to 110 amazing magic tricks using this apparatus.
  • A group of people think they selected the same card.
  • Immediately find any card that has been hidden in the deck.
  • Separate magically all the aces or Kings from the deck.
  • Deal yourself a Royal Flush.
  • Read a group of cards that you did not see from the back of the cards.

1st edition 1998, 40 pages; 1st digital edition 2016, 39 pages.

2016 / 4 / 10
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Magic Ian

110 Tricks with a Svengali Deck by Magic IanThe Svengali Deck is an ingenious magic deck of cards. You can learn over 110 amazing tricks and routines. Some of the tricks you will be able to do:
  • Show a normal deck - then change all the cards to the previously selected card.
  • Seal a card in an envelope - then have spectator pick the card in the envelope.
  • Spectator stabs the deck - the selected card is where the person inserts the blade.
  • The selected card appears in your pocket or anywhere else.
  • The card that was selected appears anyplace where the spectator cuts into the deck.
  • and much more
This is a revision of the Al Stevenson...
2016 / 4 / 4
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Eddie Joseph

12 Brand New Tricks by Eddie Joseph
  • Introduction
  • The Mystic Seven
  • A Reverse Problem
  • Behind The Back
  • "Mirable Visu"
  • The Four Hands
  • Cutting The Cards
  • By The Toss Of A Coin
  • The Betraying Voice
  • The Personality Card Trick
  • The Caronia Mystery
  • The "Colon" Mystery
  • Not Quite Balanced

1st edition 1952; PDF 14 pages

2015 / 8 / 12
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Martin Gardner

12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck by Martin GardnerHere are a dozen quality card magic effects that can be performed with an unprepared deck at a moment's notice. While not self-working, most of these miracles rely on just one or two sleights. Some require a setup. Crisp illustrations by Dr. Harlan Tarbell help make it easy to understand and master.

Here's what's included:

  • Improved Topsy-Turvy Deck - The deck is flipped half face-up and half face-down, then sloppily shuffled. The deck mysteriously rights itself, except for three selected cards, which are the only reversed cards in the pack. This will slay your audience.
  • Face to Face Fantasy - A cheek-to-cheek...
2017 / 2 / 14
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