Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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Stripper Card Retained in Card Case

The idea of secretly retaining a card reversed in a Stripper Pack while dumping the deck from its case was published in Roy Walker's Card Mysteries, 1933, p. 91. The case is prepared by thinning a portion of one side to make the gripping of the turned card surer. Walker explains that his method was “based upon a piece of apparatus placed upon the market a good many years ago–The Page Visible Card Finding Box.” This was a wooden box made to hold a deck and, in Walker's undoubtedly correct opinion, “looked, unfortunately, just what it was–a piece of conjuring apparatus.”