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Deck Switch with Shell

A bold deck switch using a Card Case Shell was published by Stanley Collins in his trick “The Flying Sum and Divining Cards” in Will Goldston's The Magician Monthly, Vol. 9 No. 8, July 1913, p. 124. The shell is openly placed from one deck to another in an off-beat moment. This type of switch was much later popularized by Dean Dill who used it in his marketed trick “Blizzard” from 1997.

In 2012, Christian Engblom marketed “The Cooler”, a clever mechanical card case shell manufactured to switch a deck.