Gamagic Catalogue of Magic Card Tricks, c.1940. Everyone is familiar with playing cards, which makes them a ready medium for magical performance.
The art of mystifying people is very old indeed. The first conjurers were priests who obtained power over simple minds by performing magical tricks which appeared to have a supernatural origin.
Conjuring Decks by Universal Playing Card Co (Alf Cooke) and others...
De Land’s Nifty playing cards published by S. S. Adams Co, c.1930.
This set of cards published by DP Group Ltd (Japan) allows the performer to create different fans
Legends Playing Card Company aspires to print the highest quality playing cards and packaging in the world
Mad Jack Miracle Pack by Chu’s Magic (Tobar) 1999.
“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...
Martin Mystère based on the comic book by Alfredo Castelli. The cards were designed by Giancarlo Alessandrini.
Portuguese Conjuring Playing Cards, c.1850
Ridley’s Magic Trick Cards, 2011.
‘Secret Magic Cards’ published by Hanky Panky Toys Thailand Ltd., © World Magic International, 2006
‘Serpentine’ Playing Cards published by Legends P.C.Co., 2014
Richard Valentine Pitchford, better known as Cardini, is one of that select band of performers who became legends during their own lifetimes