Vernon was given credit for this sleight as mentioned by Richard above. In The Vernon Chronicles Vol.2 in the "New Wine From Old Bottles" section, which is at the back of the book, the effect titled- Henry Christ's VANISH FOR THE COLLINS ACE TRICK, the Christ-Annemann/Vernon Alignment Move is described. This is what was written by Stephen Minch on page 230, third paragraph, last sentence:
"Now the Vernon alignment sleight (often associated with both Mr. Christ and Theodore Annemann) is performed:"
The description of the sleight follows in the next paragraph. According to Minch, it seems like the credit had been given to Christ and Annemann incorrectly. Minch made the correction in the write up. So, knowing that, does it belong to Vernon? Or does it belong to Christ and Annemann, which means that Minch was incorrect in his credit?
Richard, you were around Vernon weren't you? If you were, or any of you that were, could you shed some light on this one? I am curious to know.