January 23, 2010 7 Comments
I did earmark this for a Walton Trick of the Month but I can’t wait that long. I have a terrible habit of glazing over effects which require anything other than an ordinary pack of cards and am ashamed to say I did this when I read this trick in Walton Vol 1. I skim read but never bothered to try it out – boy I made a big mistake.
On a recent visit to the Magick Lounge in Sheffield my friend Vincent O’Brien had not committed such a sin and showed me the trick – a selected card vanishes from inside a small transparent envelope just big enough to accommodate the card. The card is inside the envelope and sandwiched between two red aces – the aces are spread and the envelope is now empty. The only drawback is that in the original description you have to make an excuse to tap the sandwiched packet onto the deck – however with lapping this doesn’t need to happen and I think this makes the trick a lot stronger.
Thank you Vince for putting me onto a winner.
Found in the Complete Walton Volume 1 page 75.