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Paul Gordon

Paul Gordon is noted as one of the most popular entertainers with cards in the business. As an entertainer/magician, he performs on a regular basis all over the world. Among other magicians, Paul Gordon is known for his books and DVDs on card magic and memoirs of other magicians. DVDs include Gold Dust Live, Live In Action and Quidnunc Plus. His best-selling books include Article 52, The Gold Dust Trilogy and Quidnunc.

Paul Gordon's magic has received critical acclaim. Boris Wild said of Paul Gordon, "It is rare to see a magician who can entertain an audience that much with just a deck of cards. But Paul Gordon is one of them! His shows are as funny as the magic he performs is strong. Paul perfectly knows what the spectators enjoy and deliver it to them with great humour and killer effects!"

For the magic fraternity, Paul Gordon has lectured (since 1987) all over the world including 4Fs in Batavia, Tannen’s Jubilee in New York, Penguin Live in Ohio, FFAP in France, Murphy's At The Table and the Monte Carlo All Stars. Since 1977 he has contributed dozens of card tricks and routines to magic magazines and books like Genii, Linking Ring (one-man parade), Magic, Apocalypse etc. And, books by Harry Lorayne, Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini and more. Paul Gordon has been a member of The Sussex Magic Circle since 1976 and is a member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. The Magic Circle awarded him The John Nevil Maskelyne Award for Literature in 2018 and the IBM (Linking Ring) awarded him The Award For Excellence in 2019 for his One-Man Parades.

website: www.paulgordon.net

Coauthors: Eddie Joseph, Ralph W. Hull, Stanley Collins, Tom Craven

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Eddie Joseph & Paul Gordon
The Complete Dumbfounders with Cards (used) by Eddie Joseph & Paul Gordon

Booklet stapled in good condition with a dedication to Martin Breese by Paul Gordon. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

2021 / 1 / 30
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Paul Gordon
Victor Farelli: A Magical Memoir (used) by Paul Gordon

Stapled booklet in good condition. This copy has a dedication by Paul Gordon to Martin Breese.

This is a brief historical account, a biographical essay, of one of the most intriguing characters in magic – Mr. Victor Farelli.

2021 / 1 / 29
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Paul Gordon
Triple Kick Monte by Paul Gordon

A four card monte effect - a queen and three aces. Cards magically turn face up and down, and the queen vanishes. For the climax one card is removed, the queen reappears and suddenly two cards change completely into new cards and the queens back is now red.

1st edition 2017, length 4 min 57 s

2017 / 5 / 6
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Paul Gordon
Hellman's Aces by Paul Gordon

Capture all four aces, one by one, between two spectator selected cards - a repeat sandwich effect.

1st edition 2017, length 6 min 6 s

2017 / 5 / 6
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Paul Gordon
Diminishing Not Likely by Paul Gordon

Spectator freely chooses a card. The performer looses the card in the deck and takes the top 4 cards, and then shows each of the four cards as being the chosen card. Weird. For the finale the four cards turn into the four aces. A fast and very visual routine.

1st edition 2017, length 5 min

2017 / 4 / 23
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Paul Gordon
Copwaked by Paul Gordon

You start out with four red backed Aces of Clubs, shown individually from the back and front. One of the Aces changes to a Queen of Hearts. The Queen of Hearts jumps to various places in the pack. For the climax all four cards change to the Queen of Hearts and also the backs change to blue backs. Does not use any gimmicked or gaffed cards. Can be done with jumbo cards as Paul demonstrates in the video.

1st edition 2017, length 3 min 20 s

2017 / 4 / 23
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Paul Gordon
Corner of Piccadilly by Paul Gordon

A "find the lady" type of routine with four cards with several phases.

"Paul Gordon's Corner of Piccadilly is a very strong monte routine that uses un-gaffed cards. Its kicker is truly astounding, and all can be examined. If ever there was a "worker," this is it." - David Regal

[Note: Standard moves such as the Elmsley Count or Block Push Off are not explained.]

1st edition 2017, length 4 min 34 s

2017 / 4 / 16
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Paul Gordon
Secrets of a Commercial Card Magician by Paul Gordon
"I have seen Paul performing many times now and I am amazed how he can captivate an audience with just one pack of ungimmicked playing cards. His act is full of comedy yet he cracks few jokes and above all he is a master of misdirection. I know no one else who sets off for top venues with his act in his pockets. As he says, "I wear my act". He takes a back up pack of cards and sometimes a couple of close up items and he is set for complete show." - Martin Breese
This is a recording of Martin Breese interviewing Paul Gordon. You will hear stories from Paul's magic life, how he got into magic in the first...
2016 / 3 / 5
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Paul Gordon
Easy Card Stuff by Paul Gordon

Paul Gordon is offering 24 really strong easy-to-do worker card tricks. All 24 are doable, entertaining and magical. This ebook contains the very best of Paul's easier material. But, don't mistake easy with dull. Far from it. This ebook contains some KILLERS!

  • Introduction
  • An Easy-to-Do Move You Need to Know
  • Shocked Aces
  • Carbon Footprints
  • Hip Hop Card Cop
  • Nice 'n' Easy Does It
  • A Predictable Stroll #2
  • What, Another Kick?
  • Strike More Than A Match
  • A Load of Old Blarney
  • Al Leechian
  • Impromptu Pokertell
  • When I Was Twenty-One
  • You Do As Each Other Do
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Easy Peasy
  • The Eight...
2014 / 11 / 15
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Paul Gordon
Paul Gordon Bundle 2 by Paul Gordon

A 30% price reduced bundle of card magic ebooks.

2014 / 5 / 22
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Paul Gordon
Paul Gordon Bundle 1 by Paul Gordon

A 30% price reduced bundle of card magic ebooks.

2014 / 5 / 22
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Tom Craven & Paul Gordon
The Keeper Card Book by Tom Craven & Paul Gordon

This ebook is all about John Quine's startlingly good "keeper" concept. The Keeper is a Straddle Faro that shuffles the entire deck but retains the second from top card in situ. But, that's just the tip of the iceberg...

This ebook is a reprint of the "keeper" material from both The Card Magic of John Quine (which was mostly Tom's material) and BS timations. The rest of the ebook is made up of "keeper" material from Precursor, The Minotaur and a whole bunch of exciting new stuff! If you can do a Straddle Faro Shuffle, you can do The Keeper. To be frank, as Harry Lorayne pointed out, Mr. Quine's original handling...

2014 / 3 / 2
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Paul Gordon
The Second 16th Card Book: Volume 2 by Paul Gordon

More routines based on the 16th Card Principle.

  • Understanding the 16th Card Principle
  • The 16th Card Utility (Gordon)
  • Impossible 16th Card Location (Gordon)
  • Craving For Craven (Craven)
  • The Very Best Poker Hand (Gordon)
  • My Darned Nemesis (Gordon)
  • Moracle Finesse (McBride)
  • Startling Aces (Gordon)
  • Okay, TC! (Gordon)
  • Idea To Preset Two Equal Piles (Hucko)
  • Oracle, Moracle, Miracle (Gordon)
  • 16th Card Force (Gordon)
  • The Third Card (Gordon)
  • 24 to 27 (Gordon)
  • Craving For Craven # 2 (Craven)
  • Placement For Lucky Number Aces (Hucko)
  • Staggering! (Rindfleisch)
  • Top And Bottom and The Quine...
2014 / 2 / 12
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Tom Craven & Paul Gordon
The Second 16th Card Book: Volume 1 by Tom Craven & Paul Gordon

Back in 1982, Tom Craven wrote a charming little booklet entitled The 16th Card Book. This ebook is a reproduction of this booklet and additionally a collection of contributions by a list of eclectic performers who contributed their routines on the same topic.

Tom Craven's original 16th Card Book - 1982

  • What's In A Name
  • Preface
  • Top Ten (Craven)
  • Suite Sixteen (Goldstein)
  • Suite Sixteen Variant (Goldstein)
  • A Perfect Mis-Match (Craven)
  • Cut N' Count Double (Craven)
  • My Card Is (Craven)
  • Conjuring With Cards (Trost)
  • Siamese Suite (Goldstein)
  • Which Card's Company? (Craven)
  • Three's Company...
2014 / 2 / 9
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Stanley Collins & Paul Gordon
Collins's Card Conceits by Stanley Collins & Paul Gordon

Stanley Collins was one of the finest card magic creators ever, and Collins's Card Conceits was his finest hour.

  • The "T-Square" Colour Change
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • "Jumbo" Comedy of Errors
  • All Fours
  • A.J.A.X. 2
  • A.J.A.X. 3
  • Red and Blue
  • Pictures and Pips
  • A Card Comedy
  • The Homing Aces
  • Cards and Cords
  • Card, Crayon and Cross-words

1st edition 1925, reprint 2007, 1st digital edition 2014, 50 pages.

2014 / 2 / 4
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Ralph W. Hull & Paul Gordon
The Complete Eye-Openers by Ralph W. Hull & Paul Gordon

Comprising Eye-Openers and More Eye-Openers plus R. W. Hull's Supreme Mental Discernment.

Paul Fleming wrote about More Eye-Openers:

The late Ralph W. Hull was a tireless originator in the field of magic, and was particularly active in devising amazing mysteries with playing cards. The Tuned Deck, which he described as "my most cherished trick," was accorded nineteen pages in the monumental work, Greater Magic. Other Ralph W. Hull specialties have appeared in the form of pamphlets, one of which is the subject of this review.

John Northern Hilliard wrote a foreword to More Eye Openers, in which he...

2014 / 1 / 25
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Paul Gordon
The Unplanned Card Book by Paul Gordon

An ebook of 56 late extra, new (and previously unpublished), unusual, unplanned but darned-good card tricks!

Paul Gordon doesn't (often) use fakes, extra cards, big set-ups and/or angley moves. And, he doesn't use second deals, bottom deals ...

  • A Veritable Jaw-Dropper
  • Four-Ace Puzzler
  • Merely Thought-of Card Miracle
  • Partial Faro Sandwich
  • The Exploration
  • The World's Most Incredible Card Trick
  • Three Some
  • Memory, Estimation & Magic
  • Double - Quadruple Revelation
  • All The Fours
  • Ten To Royal Flush
  • For The Boys # 2
  • The Five 'n' Aces
  • Betwixt and Between
  • Sher-locked Holmes
  • He's Behind...
2014 / 1 / 17
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Paul Gordon
The Real Secrets of Card Magic by Paul Gordon

Tips, Advice, Thoughts, Experience, The Business, Patter, Presentation, Acting, Skills & More

"The book is called The Real Secrets of Card Magic but it should more accurately be titled The Real Secrets of Being a Professional Magical Entertainer. In this new volume, Paul Gordon offers wisdom that could only be gained through years of actually performing magic for real people for his living. If you feel that you have a commercial repertoire of material and can present it in an entertaining fashion, The Real Secrets of Card Magic will surely help you to the next plateau of becoming a professional...
2014 / 1 / 12
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Paul Gordon
Victor Farelli: A Magical Memoir by Paul Gordon

This is a brief historical account, a biographical essay, of one of the most intriguing characters in magic – Mr. Victor Farelli.

1st edition 2006, 36 pages.

2014 / 1 / 5
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Eddie Joseph & Paul Gordon
The Complete Dumbfounders with Cards by Eddie Joseph & Paul Gordon

This is a reproduction of Dumbfounders with Cards and More Dumbfounders with Cards two often overlooked booklets by Eddie Joseph on math based card effects. Some principles predate ideas rediscovered by Edward Marlo and Stewart James. (The ebook has been prepared by Paul Gordon.)

The writing of Joseph is somewhat terse and hard to read, but the effects and principles are great. This ebook includes some comments by Peter Duffie and Roger Crosthwaite.

  • Dumbfounders with Cards
    • The Tobba Mystery
    • Who Knows The Card?
    • Incredulously True
    • Two Secret Thoughts
    • Memory Phenomenal
    • Over the Wire
    • The Mystic Queen
    • One-Eye Joe
    • The Expert Cuts
    • Can You See Your...
2014 / 1 / 1
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Paul Gordon
Marlo in the United Kingdom by Paul Gordon

Marlo in the United Kingdom complements Marlo In New Tops and Marlo in Linking Ring. It includes his contributions to The Gen, Pabular and The Pentagram.

  • Predicted Mental Spell
  • Extended Mental Spell
  • Sympathetic Coincidence
  • Impromptu Stranger
  • Follow My Leader
  • Royal Transposition
  • The Marlo Slip Cut
  • Marlo's Slip Cut Force
  • A Flexible Move
  • The Roughed Stripper
  • The Centre Card Transfer
  • Spectator Cuts To Locate The Aces
  • Dribble Coincidence
  • Dribble Concept Continued

1st edition 2005, 79 pages.

2013 / 12 / 24
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Paul Gordon
Percy Naldrett: A Man of Sussex, Conjurer and Poet by Paul Gordon

A tribute to Percy Naldrett by Paul Gordon who shares birth place Worthing in Sussex with Percy. Includes photos and other bits and pieces of information not published anywhere else.

Percy Naldrett was born on 17th May 1888 and died 28th September 1973. He was a printer by trade and a semi-pro magician and collector. He wrote a number of books such as Magic of the Moment (1912, 50pp), Magical Notes and Notions (1913, 36pp), Miscellaneous Magic (1913, 48pp). He was editor of the Magic Circular from 1938-49.

1st edition 2005, 31 pages.

2013 / 12 / 15
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Paul Gordon
Edward George Brown: a magical life by Paul Gordon
  • Preface - Paul Gordon
  • About the Author by Martin Breese
  • Introduction - Paul Gordon
  • Edward George Brown - a biography by Paul Gordon
  • Obituary by Francis White
  • Heartfelt Tributes
  • - John Carney
  • - Roger Crosthwaite
  • - Members of The Magic Circle
  • Trevor H. Hall & The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown
  • Willane's Methods for Miracles
  • Ibidem - P. Howard Lyons
  • The 'Lost' Magic of E.G. Brown
  • - Divination of Two Mentally Selected Cards
  • - The Three Billet Test
  • - A Cigarette Change
  • - The Penetrating Tumbler
  • - Handkerchief and Glass to Hat
  • - A Nap Hand
  • With Thanks to Edward George Brown
  • - The Brown Detective - Peter Duffie
  • - Thin...
2013 / 12 / 15
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Paul Gordon
Explorations by Paul Gordon

This ebook explores three mathematical principles of card magic.

The Gordon Principle which was inspired by the Eddie Joseph/Ed Marlo Automatic Placement.

STuDFuTS is an idea, inspired by Henry Christ's thinking.

The Free-Cut Principle is an idea by Gene Finnell.

  • Foreword (Peter Duffie)
  • Introduction
  • The Gordon Principle
    • Master Effect
    • Manila Cards
    • Creepie Jeepers
    • Trade Secrets (Peter Duffie)
    • GP Going Bizarre (Peter Duffie)
  • STuDFuTS
    • Master Idea and Routine
    • A Favoured Routine
    • STuDFuTS Set-up
    • Another Favourite STuDFuTS
  • More Effects
    • Psychic Math (Peter Duffie)
    • Range Rover (Peter Duffie)
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2013 / 12 / 9
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Paul Gordon
Carbon Footprints by Paul Gordon

It is a long time since Simon Aronson rocked the magic world with "Shuffle-Bored". Variations by Harry Lorayne "Equaliser", Aldo Colombini "Pre-Deck-Ability", Ali Bongo, John Bannon "Wait Until Dark" followed.

At first glance, Carbon Footprints may seem the same as some the above-mentioned concepts. It isn't! And, to make sure - Paul checked with Simon Aronson himself. He agreed.

With contributions by Joe Rindfleisch and Jon Racherbaumer.

1st edition 2008, 38 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Basic Concept (Gordon)
  3. A Very Royal Flush (Gordon)
  4. Impromptu Startler (Gordon)
  5. Impromptu Startler II (Gordon)
  6. Impromptu Startler With Selection...
2013 / 12 / 9
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