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|-||The pocket card---used to add a double Louis d'or secretly to a bet after it had proven successful---appeared in an anonymous book, //Les misters du phraraon dévoilés...//, 1810. Daniel Rhod mentions this in //Notes on the History of Cardsharping in France//, 2011, p. 23. John Kennedy later reinvented this coin-holdout idea in his marketed “Impossible Matrix”, 1978.|
|-||J. N. Hofzinser used a pocket card for a different purpose: to receive a borrowed finger ring, after which the open end of the card was sealed with diachylon, and later the ring was produced from inside the card. See "The Insoluble Impromptu" in //J. N. Hofzinser: Non Plus Ultra, Vol. II//, by Magic Christian, 2013, p. 290.|
|-||Ellis Stanyon described a pocket card to secretly hold more cards in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/16765/Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+14+No+02/5|Magic]]//, Vol. 14 No. 2, Nov. 1913, p. 17.|