Collectors is the name given by Roy Walton to a now-classic plot in card magic wherein three selected cards are lost in the deck, then reappear interlaced (and face down) between the cards in a face-up four-of-a-kind (e.g., Aces, Kings, Queens).
Published Versions and variations
- MEYER, O.W. - The Burglars in More Card Manipulations Series 1 by Jean Hugard (1938), except that the kings are face down
- OSE, Jay - Ose's Addition to The Apex Ace, Close-Up Card Magic by Harry Lorayne (1962)
- WALTON, Roy - The Collectors, Abracadabra 15th February, 1969. Volume 47, Number 1203, page 99. Expanded the routine with the four Aces catching three selections.
- MARLO, Ed - Versions by Marlo in Hierophant #2 (Winter 1969).
- ELMSLEY, Alex - One at a Time Collectors in Pabular, Vol. 1 No. 3, Nov. (1974, p. 28)
- CYPRIAN, Fr. - The Bottom Collectors (1975)
- HARRIS, Paul - Interlaced Vanish in Apocalypse Vol 1 No 1 (January, 1978) - a reverse of the plot (cards start out interlaced).
- DESOUZA, Marc - Collection Agency, DeSouza's DeCeptions (Acer, 2001). A method devised by DeSouza to eliminate "fiddling and fumbling" while setting up for the climax.
- DOCHERTY, Doc - Super Collectors, Genii 2009 August. A handling wherein the face-up four-of-a-kind (e.g., Kings) is visibly pulled up through the deck, then spread, showing all three face-down selections now interlaced between them.
Conjuring Credits' article on cards:collectors Collectors category in Denis Behr's "Conjuring Archive"