Princess Card Trick

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'''The Princess Card Trick''' is a magic effect where a small packet of cards is shown to a spectator and told to mentally think of one card. The cards are turned around and the magician pockets on of the cards. The faces of the remaining cards are then shown revealing that the spectator's mentally selected card is now not among the group.
 
'''The Princess Card Trick''' is a magic effect where a small packet of cards is shown to a spectator and told to mentally think of one card. The cards are turned around and the magician pockets on of the cards. The faces of the remaining cards are then shown revealing that the spectator's mentally selected card is now not among the group.
  
[[Henry Hardin]] is credited with inventing the [[Princess Card Trick]]<ref>Ad in [[Mahatma]], [[1903]] December, page 140</ref><ref>Ellis Stanyon's description in [[Stanyon's Magic]], Vol. 5, No. 10, July 1905, page 79.</ref> and was later described by [[T. Nelson Downs]] in [[The Art of Magic]](1909).
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[[Henry Hardin]] is credited with inventing the '''Prince's Card Trick'''<ref>Ad in [[Mahatma]], [[1903]], Vol. 7, no. 6, December, page 68</ref><ref>Ellis Stanyon described two variations in [[Stanyon's Magic]], Vol. 5, No. 10, July 1905, page 79.</ref> and was later described by [[T. Nelson Downs]] in [[The Art of Magic]](1909).
 
   
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 06:27, 12 February 2013

The Princess Card Trick is a magic effect where a small packet of cards is shown to a spectator and told to mentally think of one card. The cards are turned around and the magician pockets on of the cards. The faces of the remaining cards are then shown revealing that the spectator's mentally selected card is now not among the group.

Henry Hardin is credited with inventing the Prince's Card Trick[1][2] and was later described by T. Nelson Downs in The Art of Magic(1909).

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  1. Ad in Mahatma, 1903, Vol. 7, no. 6, December, page 68
  2. Ellis Stanyon described two variations in Stanyon's Magic, Vol. 5, No. 10, July 1905, page 79.
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