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Fulves, Karl: Jack In the Box
©1979 Karl Fulves, Teaneck, NJ
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 24 pages
Jack In the Box
Image courtesy e-Bay seller KochMagic

Comments: Illustrations by Joseph K Schmidt; includes a gaffed card. Part 1 of a 5 part series. The introduction in part reads: "Beginning with this manuscript the reader is offered a series of novel effects and techniques which involved cards and card cases. Since most of the tricks require only a few cards plus the card box, the routines represent offbeat new approaches to the small-packet trick (implied is the point that you can do more with small packets of cards then count them). Emphasis on the quick visual effect – what the audience sees is impossible. To get the strongest effect, the handling should involve little in the way of setting up, cover, angles, and so on. It would not be possible to put together a series like this one without the aid of a first-class artist. Joseph K. Schmidt’s drawings clearly make the reader’s task (and the writer’s) easy, the next best thing to personal instruction."


1 Cards and Cases
2 Jack In the Box
8 Howard Wurst's Method: signed card
12 Null And Void
13 Jack In the Box Variations
15 Unequals: non-symmetric transpo
17 Flip Flap
19 The Welleran Gambit
22 Counterpart
23 Cuts Both Ways