Rusduck (Russel Duck): The Cardiste Magazine
©1958-1959 Russel Duck
156 pages
The Cardiste

Comments: Long out of print card magazine with material from Rusduck, Elmsely, Marlo, Milt Kort, and others.

There seem to be three versions of this that I am aware of:

Abraxas Publicatioins (Micky Hades) offers a spiral bound manuscript with all 12 issues (original 11 issues plus the 12th issue published posthumously), as well as a 12th issue of 30 pages published by Gene Shelley, and two additional items (ISBN 0-9688231-3-0) 240 pages

Paul Gordon: Original 12 Issue version available in perfect-bound paperback format, and in e-book format from Peter Duffie's Alternative Magic and Lybrary.com

Miracle Factory's Rusduck and his Cardistry CD. Contains the original 11 issues additional material by Rusduck from The Phoenix and The Linking Ring.

Contents: Index from Peter Duffie's site & contributor's added from the listing at The Miracle Factory. Sorry no page numbers

01 Issue Number 1 Feb 1957
02 To a Memory
03 Strictly Straight (Rusduck)
04 Rusduck Bridge (Rusduck)
05 Forever Royal - And Yet Again! (Rusduck)
06 Rusduck "Stay-Stack" System (Rusduck)

07 Issue Number 2 May 1957
08 Zensational (Rusduck)
09 Hocus Poker (Charles M. Hudson)
10 Nudeck Speller (Rusduck)
11 "Sneaky Pete" Repeat (Rusduck)
12 An Oddity (Ron Edwards)
13 S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T (Rusduck)
14 Faro Favorites (Alex Elmsley)
15 Anyone for Bridge? (Gerald Kosky)

16 Issue Number 3 June 1957
17 Rusduck Four-Way Deal (Rusduck)
18 The Lost Ace (William Miesel)
19 Sorcerer's Seven (Charles M. Hudson)
20 Sermonette! (Rusduck)
21 Faro Fantasies (Rusduck)

22 Issue Number 4 September 1957
23 Poker Poser (Rusduck)
24 Study in Stud (Rusduck)
25 Suicide Build (Tom Ransom)
26 Sorcerer's Sevens II Charles M. Hudson)
27 Snibbets (Rusduck)
28 Bottom Run Up (Rusduck)
29 Flip Deck (Rusduck)
30 Faro Favorites (Alex Elmsley)

31 Issue Number 5 February 1958
31 M.K. Telephone Code System (Max Katz)
32 Straight Cheating (Bill Miesel)
33 Sorcerer's Sevens III (Charles M. Hudson)
34 Color Separation (Rusduck)
35 Fantabulous (Rusduck)
36 Faro Favorites (Alex Elmsley)
37 Aces Up (Alex Elmsley)

38 Issue Number 6 March 1958
39 Los Vegas Deck (Rusduck)
40 Stud Students Stumped (Rusduck)
41 The Coconut Poker Deal (Ron Edwards)
42 Another Impromptu OOTW (Bill Miesel)
43 Full Deck Speller (Rusduck)
44 Revolving Poker (Rusduck)
45 Major-Minor Do-as-I-do (Charles M. Hudson)
46 Arab Roto-Pack (Alex Elmsley)
47 Ambitious 52 (Rusduck)
48 Winner's Weave (Rusduck)

49 Issue Number 7 April 1958
50 Koldex Deluxe (Rusduck)
51 Tele-Mental (Rusduck)
52 Rusduck Riffle (Rusduck)
53 Rusduck Roulette (Rusduck)
54 Zig Zag (Rusduck)

55 Issue Number 8 May 1958
56 Gambling Expose (Milton Kort)
57 Second & Middle Deal (William Miesel)
58 Scrambled Straights (Rusduck)
59 From the Middle (Rusduck)
60 Utilitarian (Rusduck)
61 Tri-Quad (Rusduck)

62 Issue Number 9 June 1958
63 Alphomega (Rusduck)
64 Rusduck Run-Up (Rusduck)
65 Encore! (Rusduck)
66 Lie Detector in Person (Hardell - Bob Ecklund)
67 The Triple Sin (John V. Hope)

68 Issue Number 10 July 1958
69 Outer Space (Rusduck)
70 Automento (Rusduck)
71 Enigmatic Enclosure
72 Another Spirit Slate (William Miesel)
73 Vacation Time (William Miesel)
74 Vernonesque (Dai Vernon)
75 Perma-Stack (Rusduck)
76 Kwik Key Kard (Rusduck)

77 Issue Number 11 August 1958
78 Poker Run-Up System (Gerald Kosky)
79 Royal Aces (Stephen Herald)
80 Hardell's Three Card Monte (Hardell - Bob Ecklund)
81 Edwardian Aces (Ron Edwards)
82 J.G.R. Mental Force (Graham Reed)
83 Mexicali Move (William Miesel)

84 Issue Number 12
85 Poko-Combo
86 Temperamental Aces
87 Alaska
88 Enigmatic Enclosure
89 A Case for Mentalists
90 1-2-3-4
91 Stay Stack Miracle


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