Origins of Miscalling a card

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SebT
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Origins of Miscalling a card

Postby SebT » February 7th, 2019, 7:38 pm

I'm trying to track down the origins of the old ruse of miscalling a card. If anyone can guide me towards a possible source, it would be appreciated! Thank you!

Joe Lyons
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Re: Origins of Miscalling a card

Postby Joe Lyons » February 7th, 2019, 9:22 pm

Origins, who knows. It looks like it goes back to The Vanishing Pair in Four Full Hands by Charles Jordan 1921. Which is also in Hugard's Encyclopedia of Card Tricks and other books.

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Re: Origins of Miscalling a card

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 7th, 2019, 9:39 pm

The kids in school use to play a game called "i doubt it" - (or BS) which involved miscalling cards and cheating using multiple lifts. ;)
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

SebT
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Re: Origins of Miscalling a card

Postby SebT » February 7th, 2019, 10:35 pm

Joe Lyons wrote:Origins, who knows. It looks like it goes back to The Vanishing Pair in Four Full Hands by Charles Jordan 1921. Which is also in Hugard's Encyclopedia of Card Tricks and other books.

Great Thanks Ill check it out!

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Re: Origins of Miscalling a card

Postby SebT » February 7th, 2019, 10:36 pm

Jonathan Townsend wrote:The kids in school use to play a game called "i doubt it" - (or BS) which involved miscalling cards and cheating using multiple lifts. ;)

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