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Peter Duffie



(April 15, 1957 - )

Peter first became fascinated by magic at the age of eight after his uncle showed him some magic tricks using cards, coins, matches and chalk. But it was the cards that held his deepest interest, and so began a learning process that continues to the present day.

Peter’s chief mentor was, and still is, Roy Walton. Others whom he met and had a profound influence on his path include, Gordon Bruce, Andy Galloway, Tommy Frederick, Fred Robinson, Dave Campbell, Eric Mason, Ken Brooke, Peter Kane, Alex Elmsley, Pat Page, Phil Goldstein, Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman and Dai Vernon.

A past winner of the Scottish Conjuror’s Association Close-up competition and the British Ring Zina Bennett Cup, Peter considers competitions "good fun but meaningless."

His early association with Jerry Sadowitz led to a series of books, beginning with Alternative Card Magic (1982). It started with two young men - a manuscript - and no publisher. Peter is grateful that Martin Breese saw in the material what others didn't, and took the chance. All five Duffie/Sadowitz books have recently been reprinted by Martin Breese in a single collection titled Cardzones - a handsome cloth-bound tome. While the material dates back to the 1980's, Peter is proud of this collection.

The 1990's saw a new direction with the release of Imagine, a self-produced manuscript of near-self-working card tricks. This was followed by Obsession, Ulterior Motifs, and so it went on, and indeed, Peter continues to release new booklets to this day.

In the mid-90's, a chance encounter with Richard Kaufman at a Blackpool convention led to a publishing contract being signed. Duffie's Card Compulsions was published in 1995 by Kaufman and Greenberg. This was followed by Five Time Five (Scotland) and Effortless Card Magic.

Peter is currently in partnership with the clever Californian magician Robin Robertson. Together they have created over 200 new effects and recently released Card Conspiracy Vols. 1 and 2. A third book is planned.

Coauthors: Robin Robertson, Jerry Sadowitz, Cameron Francis, Aldo Colombini

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Move Mastery 1 by Peter DuffieThis collection of videos features an outstanding selection of 16 original card sleights, Ace Productions & other Eye-poppers, all demonstrated and fully explained on 32 video clips!

We also offer a second volume Move Mastery 2 and a third volume Move Mastery 3.

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Virtual Miracles by Peter DuffieVirtual Miracles is a collection of card tricks by some of the best close-up magicians. The contributors are: Jason Alford, Steve Hamilton, Robert Neale, Steve Beam, Pit Hartling, Jon Racherbaumer, David Britland, J. K. Hartman, Dave Robertson, Dave Campbell, Richard James, Robin Robertson, Aldo Colombini, Marty Kane, Fred Robinson, Paul W. Cummins, Peter Lamont, Gavin Ross, Daryl, Walt Lees, Allan Slaight, Peter Duffie, Val Le-Val, Roy Walton, Iain Girdwood, Gene Maze, Gary Ward, Phil Goldstein, George McBride, R. Paul Wilson, Paul Hallas, Peter McLanachan and Andrew Wimhurst.

first edition 2004; 107 pages

  • Sandwich Spread, Jason Alford
  • Remember & Forget, Steve Beam
  • AT003, David Britland
  • Sweet Little Lies, David Britland
  • The last Game, David Britland ...
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Covert Concepts by Peter DuffiePeter Duffie is an extremely clever and skilled card man from the UK, a scotsman to be precise. In this ebook he will teach you 13 easy to do card effects with a normal deck of cards. Enjoy!

1st edition, 2000.

ACECRAFT: Two selections - four Aces - and an unexpected outcome. All in a day's work.

SUDDEN IMPACT: The audience believe you are going to cut to the Aces - they get a bigger surprise when you don't!

POPULACE: This very easy way of doing Roy Walton's Collectors has been my working repertoire for a while.

IMPOSSIBLE OPENER: Two spectators select cards in the fairest of manners. Your back...

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Hidden Agenda by Peter DuffiePeter Duffie is a master in taking a published effect, refining it, combining it with new and other old ideas and/or reducing its necessary technical difficulty. Several of the 12 effects in this ebook are improved variations on existing themes. This also shows that Peter knows the literature of card magic well and consistently credits what has come befor him.

1st edition, 1992.

THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS: A different approach to the Vernon Triumph effect which originally appeared in Stars of Magic.

CARTER'S FOOLER: This is included as a tribute to Arthur Carter who died recently. The...

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Card Secrets Unlocked by Peter DuffieThis is the latest release from the prolific Peter Duffie. Card magic that is easy to do and very effective.

1st edition, 2005

CRYSTAL CLEAR TRANSPO: The classic transposition between two cards placed on the top and bottom of a glass. No duplicate cards are used.

A ROYAL ENIGMA: Based on "The Vernon Card Puzzle" in Early Vernon (1962). It was inspired by Peter Kane's "Royal Families" in A Further Card Session (1975) and by Roy Walton's "Split Up" in The Complete Walton Vol. 2 (1986).

MORE ROYAL ENIGMATICS: Can be used as a Follow-up routine to the previous effect, or a stand-alone trick....

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Cards By All Means by Peter DuffieThis is the latest in a long line of excellent ebooks of Peter Duffie. It features many photos for a much clearer description of the sixteen routines. Beside his excellent ideas I just love his play with words in his trick titles. For example "Cannibalector" or "Witch Way?"

1st edition, 2001.

BLACK SHEEP: Two spectators each select cards from a packet, then you select one, but you leave your selection face up as proof of your actions. You spread the packet and remove your card along with the two cards on ether side. These prove to be the other two selections. As an afterthought, you point...

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21 Card Tricks by Peter DuffieThis book has nothing to do with the "21 Card Trick". However it features twenty-one of the best card tricks Peter Duffie has to offer. Three other individuals significantly contributed to this book. They are Roy Walton, Gene Maze and Marty Kane. It can get hardly any better when it comes to cards.

1st edition, 2000

BETWEEN THE ACES: Very slowly you deal cards onto the table and a spectator stops you anywhere. He notes the card stopped at - it is placed on top of the deck and the dealt cards dropped on top with absolutely no moves. Despite the fairness of the procedure, the selected card is now...

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Area 52 by Peter DuffieFourteen wonderful card routines by one of Scottland's card experts, Peter Duffie. One routine, 'Blendid', particularly caught my eye. The effect is as follows. You give two spectators each a packet of four cards and you have a similar packet. Each packet contains two black cards and two red cards. The idea is simple - you place one card face down on the table, and both spectators place one of their cards on top. The idea is get three cards all of the same color. The only problem is that neither of you are allowed to look at the faces of your cards. However, a 100-percent color match is guaranteed....
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Card Addict by Peter DuffieTwentyone fantastic tricks with cards. Comes with several photos for a better and clearer description. If I had to get one book by Peter Duffie, this would be it.

1st edition, 2000.

KICK-START ACES: A spectator locates the four Aces in your deck (without looking!).

SWEET SIXTEEN: You show the four Fours which you point out total 16. You turn one face up. The face up four splits into two Twos. This leaves two face down cards. Question: "If the cards total 16, what should the remaining two face down cards total?" The audience reply, "Twelve?" "That's right," you say. "Well, actually it's...

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Card Flair by Peter DuffieSeventeen excellent card routines from an innovative card man.

1st edition, 2000.

FREE AS A BIRD: This effect is a two card discovery that I find quite effective. It uses the Hamilton/Finnell Free Cut Principle - a visual deception of the highest order.

WEDLUCK: The trick that follows is a simple, yet effective, royal marriages effect using the Rusduck Stay Stack principle. A Stay Stack is a mirror stack that retains its properties after certain shuffling.

THE PARANORMAN: A chosen card is found using three unknown numbers. This uses the Norman Gilbreath Principle. Before commencing set...

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Card Selection by Peter DuffiePeter Duffie selected self-working as well as skill-required card tricks with a mix of interesting effects.

1st edition, 1993

DEEP THOUGHTS: The following effect uses the Ed Balducci Cut Deeper Force and adds some logic to the procedure by making each stage of the cutting process important.

DOUBLE DECKER: The following trick Is a direct variation of an intriguing sandwich effect entitled 'Predict Wich', published by Jerry Sadowitz in the July 1992 issue of Magic.

MAGICIAN: Among the many brilliant concepts in 'The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley' is an item called, 'Australian Self-Help'. What follows...

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Cards in Principle by Peter DuffieTwenty-one card tricks by one of the most creative card man alive.

1st edition, 1994.

AUTO - SPLIT: A mysterious double card revelation, where a spectator manages to separate the colours of the cards with the exception of two selections. Interestingly, you never touch the cards!

THE SUABIAN TWIST: There have been several combinations of Dai Vernon's 'Twisting the Aces' and 'The Hofzinser Ace Problem' over the years. If the following version has any merit, it is the simple means by which the one at a time reversal is accomplished.

AURA BEST: This is a fairly puzzling routine based on...

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Cards Insight by Peter DuffieTwenty-two card tricks by one of the most creative card man alive. This ebook in particular shows Peter's fondness of Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser and his ace problem.

1st edition, 2000.

PSYCHIC MATH: This is a card discovery that appears impossible for two reasons: first, it doesn't seem possible for you to know where the card is in the pack, and second, the card is found using the values of two random cards that were selected before the trick began. The only requirement is a full pack of fifty-two cards.

THE ANTI-GRAVITY SHUFFLE: A sort of mathematically induced multiple sandwich!

ANTI-GRAVITY + THOT: This is...

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Peter Duffie

Deck Direct by Peter DuffieFifteen more of Peter Duffie's card creations. He comes back with more and more and even more great material. Where does he take all his ideas from? Two tricks can be done over the phone. As Peter writes 'knock your friends sensless' with them.

1st edition, 2000.

CENTRIFUGAL DIARY: The classic diary prediction as popularised by Ted Danson. However, hopefully, the method will be new to the readers.

THE CHOSEN Few: A card randomly created by a spectator matches a card selected by another spectator. However, you do not touch the deck throughout the trick!

Alien Encounter: From a blue backed...

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Method in Effect by Peter DuffieTwenty-five card tricks some of which use the extremely versatile Gilbreath principle.

1st edition, 2000.

TWO'S COMPANY: You remove the four Kings from the deck, then have two spectators each select a card. Both selections are lost into the deck. You now offer the audience a choice of Kings, the red ones or the black ones. They might opt for the red Kings. You pick these up and turn them over whereupon the first spectator's selection appears reversed between them. You place this sandwich on the table then pick up the two black Kings, which you place face up on top of the deck and give...

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Peter Duffie

N.D.E. - Near Deck Experience by Peter DuffieFifteen card tricks from the inventive Scotsman.

1st edition, 2000.

ACQUIESCENCE: Two spectators each lay out pairs of cards from freely shuffled packets. Despite any constraints you have accurately predicted the outcome. Miraskillesque perhaps?

THE FLEEING ACES: The four Aces travel from one half of the deck to the other and capture a previously selected card.

FOUR TO THE FORE: A spelling effect based on an Henry Christ premise. Two single Bottom Deals are required but they happen on the off-beat and a fine technique is not necessary.

MY FAIR LADY: You fail four times to find a selected...

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New Inspirations by Peter DuffieTwenty-one card tricks from the inventive Scotsman.

1st edition, 2000.

BACKLOG: You spread the deck with the faces upwards and invite a spectator to select any card - free choice. This is left face up on the table. You give him the deck and he now spells the name of his card - first the suit, then the value. This produces two random cards. The values of these cards are added - they might be a 3 and a 10 = 13. When the spectator turns his card over it has the number 13 boldly written on the back!

THE DETECTIVE: A spectator selects a card from a packet. Using the name of the famous fictitious...

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Open Secrets by Peter DuffieEleven card tricks from the inventive Scotsman.

1st edition, 2000.

PSYCHOGRAPHY: Before you begin, you remove a card from the deck and, without showing its face, you place it between a spectator's hands. This, you state, is a sprit photograph that has yet to be taken. You now allow another spectator a free choice of any card in the deck and have him sign his name across the face. This card is lost into the middle of the deck which you then give to a spectator. You now remove two cards from your pocket - these two cards have completely blank faces - these, you state, are the photographic...

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Ulterior Motifs by Peter DuffieTwenty card tricks from the inventive Scotsman.

1st edition, 1992.

THOSE ENIGMATIC ROYALS: A simple idea based on the Vernon 'Card Puzzle' and inspired by Peter Kane's 'Royal Families' from his booklet A Further Card Session, plus Roy Walton's "Split Up" from The Complete Walton, Vol.1.

A SENSE OF FREEDOM: This is based on a number prediction by Shigeo Futagawa using four pieces of cardboard (See "Stunumbers" in Karl Fulves' Self-Working Number Magic, Dover). The only weak point was that the prediction couldn't be written until an advanced stage in the proceedings. The following effect uses playing cards and there is no need to worry about the prediction because...

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Peter Duffie with Cards by Peter DuffieFifteen card tricks from the inventive Scotsman.

1st edition, 2000.

Collecstasy: Three Kings magically collect two selections......now where have I seen that plot before?

Marraid: You cut the deck four times - each time a face up King appears. You now find a random card for each King by using their suits. When these cards are turned over they prove to be the four Queens - each paired perfectly with the correct King.

Cupidea: You remove the Jack, Queen and King of Hearts and lay them in a row on the table. You place two cards on the King and Queen. A spectator selects two for the Jack....

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