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Could some kind person with the referenced volumes kindly find some info for me?
1. In "The Vernon Chronicles" (vol. 2, I believe) there is a HPC/Shuttle-Pass coin sleight in which a visible coin is quickly back-clipped at the same time as it is switched for a coin dropping from the other hand. What is the name (if any?) and attribution for this move?
2. In "Fechter", who is the routine "Fourth Down" attributed to?
In "Fechter" p. 43, "Fourth Down" starts out...
"Lou Gallo of Buffalo calls this trick 'Punt' because that's what you do on fourth down. The effect is Eddie Fechter's and is a revelation of two selected cards."
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The coin move you refer to is in the Crossed Destinies routine on page 229 of Volume I. The move itself is not given a name. Minch ends the description by writing "This action is a sort of Han Ping Chien transfer done off the table." This sequence is not directly attributed. Minch credits the entire effect, of which the above-mentioned move is but one portion, to being a collaboration between Vernon and Arthur Finley.
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