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 Theodore Deland'​s "​Sphinx Card Trick,"​ 1909, may be the first example of this effect. The earliest ad for it seems to be by W. D. Leroy and appears in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38161/​The+Sphinx/​17|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 8 No. 5, July 1909, p. 97. Ellis Stanyon advertised it in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16715/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+09+No+12/​3|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 9 No. 12, Sep. 1909, p. 91. In both ads, it is clearly stated to be DeLand'​s trick. Curiously, you can find a brief description of it in Karl Fulves'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13084/​Ellis+Stanyon+s+Best+Card+Tricks/​151|Ellis Stanyon'​s Best Card Tricks]]//, 1999, p. 132. Three cards were placed in a hat and one removed and put into the deck. When the hat was next checked, it contained the one card seen removed, and the other two were found in the deck. Misprinted gaffs were used. A variant, "The Renovated Sphinx Card Trick,"​ was contributed by Eddie Clever to //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15697/​Jinx+No+009/​2|The Jinx]]//, No. 9, June 1935, p. 34. Theodore Deland'​s "​Sphinx Card Trick,"​ 1909, may be the first example of this effect. The earliest ad for it seems to be by W. D. Leroy and appears in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38161/​The+Sphinx/​17|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 8 No. 5, July 1909, p. 97. Ellis Stanyon advertised it in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16715/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+09+No+12/​3|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 9 No. 12, Sep. 1909, p. 91. In both ads, it is clearly stated to be DeLand'​s trick. Curiously, you can find a brief description of it in Karl Fulves'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13084/​Ellis+Stanyon+s+Best+Card+Tricks/​151|Ellis Stanyon'​s Best Card Tricks]]//, 1999, p. 132. Three cards were placed in a hat and one removed and put into the deck. When the hat was next checked, it contained the one card seen removed, and the other two were found in the deck. Misprinted gaffs were used. A variant, "The Renovated Sphinx Card Trick,"​ was contributed by Eddie Clever to //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15697/​Jinx+No+009/​2|The Jinx]]//, No. 9, June 1935, p. 34.
  
-The first non-gimmicked method seems to be by Karl Fulves; see "Four Gone," in his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13013/​Notes+from+Underground+Card+Tricks/​56|Notes from Underground]]//,​ 1973, p. 53.+Ken Beale is reported to have proposed an asymmetric card transposition in 1967, using four Kings and two Queens; and Persi Diaconis worked out a method around this time. Neither Beale nor Diaconis have published their methods. ​The first to have published a non-gimmicked method seems to be Karl Fulves; see "Four Gone," in his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13013/​Notes+from+Underground+Card+Tricks/​56|Notes from Underground]]//,​ 1973, p. 53. Shortly after that, Peter Kane published a version, "​Diamond Robbery",​ in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​14570/​A+Further+Card+Session/​5|A Further Card Session with Peter Kane]]//, 1975, p. 2.
  
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