Bro. John Hamman effect

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Postby Don Knox » 03/30/09 10:44 PM

I have recently bought The Miracle Factory's "Mystic Craig's Camera". Excellent, by the way.

On Volume One there are two performance sets by Bro. John Hamman. One in 1958 and one in 1961. The opening trick on the 1961 set is a four-card effect. He shows three black cards and one red card, a Jack. He places the Jack in his breast pocket and then turns the black packet face towards him. He flicks the packet with his finger and then counts off and displays two blacks and the red Jack. He puts the red Jack in his pocket.

He repeats the transposition again and places the Jack in his pocket with the others. He comments that it will be harder to repeat the effect with just one card and then twirls the remaining black card by the diagonal corners slowly until it changes to the red Jack.

He removes the three cards from his pocket and displays them as the blacks he began with.

Obviously my question is: What is the name of this effect and has it been published?

Thanks,
Don
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/31/09 12:43 AM

Don't believe it's been published.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 03/31/09 01:00 AM

When you get to the one with the ace through ten of clubs, that one is available from Cards by Martin. It's a lot of fun.
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Postby Don Knox » 03/31/09 11:07 AM

Richard: Thanks for at least vindicating my research methods. I had gone through your book three times and couldn't find anything.

It certainly is a clean and direct handling. He handles everything with his fingertips and it looks about as magical as is possible.


Pete: Thanks for the lead on Cards by Martin. I found it and it looks like a near-future purchase.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/31/09 11:33 AM

If the Ace through 10 of CLubs trick is Mumble Jumble, the rights are owned by Geno Munari who owns Houdini's Magic in Vegas and he sells it.
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