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The Origins of Wonder

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 Stanley Witcher published this technique as "A Novel Card Sleight"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38769/​The+Magazine+of+Magic/​117|The Magazine of Magic]]//, Vol. 1 No. 3, Jan. 1915, p. 117. The now common handling was described by Arthur Buckley in //Improved and Original Card Problems Vol. 2//, 1924, p. 23 of the combined booklet. In //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14362/​Card+Control+A+Post+Graduate+Course+on+Practical+Methods/​78|Card Control]]//,​ 1946, p. 76, Buckley claims he had been using the toss change since 1910, and does "not know of its publication elsewhere,"​ which suggests he believes he may have been the first to conceive this sleight. Stanley Witcher published this technique as "A Novel Card Sleight"​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38769/​The+Magazine+of+Magic/​117|The Magazine of Magic]]//, Vol. 1 No. 3, Jan. 1915, p. 117. The now common handling was described by Arthur Buckley in //Improved and Original Card Problems Vol. 2//, 1924, p. 23 of the combined booklet. In //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14362/​Card+Control+A+Post+Graduate+Course+on+Practical+Methods/​78|Card Control]]//,​ 1946, p. 76, Buckley claims he had been using the toss change since 1910, and does "not know of its publication elsewhere,"​ which suggests he believes he may have been the first to conceive this sleight.
  
-In 1928, Jack Merlin described the technique ​in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14715/​Merlin+s+Master+Miracles+Section+Three+of+And+a+Packet+of+Cards/​13|Merlin'​s Master Miracles]]//,​ 1928, p. 78 of the combined booklet. Merlin'​s ​routine contains most of the handling and psychological touches ​that later appeared in the handling attributed to Derek Dingle under the title, "The Alpha Toss," in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38903/​RICHARD+S+ALMANAC+VOL+1/​5|Richard'​s Almanac]]//,​ Vol. 1 No. 1, Sep. 1982, p. 1.+In a trick named "Card Changes under Foot", contributed by DeLawrence to Thayer'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38023/​Magical+Bulletin/​9|Magical Bulletin]]//,​ Vol. 8 No. 6, Jun. 1920, p. 89, another bare-bones description of the Throw Change is given. ​In 1928, Jack Merlin described the same trick in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14715/​Merlin+s+Master+Miracles+Section+Three+of+And+a+Packet+of+Cards/​13|Merlin'​s Master Miracles]]//,​ 1928, p. 78 of the combined booklet. ​However, ​Merlin'​s ​explanation provides advanced ​handling and psychological touches ​for the sleight, most of which later appeared in the handling attributed to Derek Dingle under the title, "The Alpha Toss," in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38903/​RICHARD+S+ALMANAC+VOL+1/​5|Richard'​s Almanac]]//,​ Vol. 1 No. 1, Sep. 1982, p. 1.
  
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