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I'm looking for the name of the packet effect that is demonstrated and revealed here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubTIooZXv20

It consists of 16 cards:
- 9 indifferent cards
- a regular Ace of Spades
- six gaffed Aces (where the corner of the card can be covered to make them appear to be an indifferent card), similar to the cards pictured here:
http://img.banggood.com/thumb/water/uplo......04-6.JPG
http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/mygoal......jpg.html

In the effect, you deal the four Aces into four piles, followed by three indifferent cards on each. Then you reveal all the cards in three of the piles showing that there are no Aces, and reveal the fourth pile showing that it contains all four Aces. See the youtube video for the whole effect.

For some work I'm doing I'm trying to find (a) the name of the effect; and (b) the name of whoever created it or should be credited for it, so I can give appropriate acknowledgement.
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While the video isn't the same presentation (in fact the Hamman trick is 3 phases) the set is the same as that used for Bro. John Hamman's Final Aces (from the Richard Kaufman book "Secrets of Bro. John Hamman")

See Bro. John Hamman showing the trick to Richard Kaufman here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vev_mBud5hQ
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Sounds similar to a Gene Castillion variation of OLRAM Aces from The Last Hierophant. This is more or less a note to myself to check when I get home...
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As for Castillion's Olram Aces (The Last Hierophant June 1980), besides the false index cards, doesn't that also require a 3/4 double facer?

I loved the Bro John Hanneman clip, thank you for sharing that video WilburrUK!

There's yet another presentation using the same set of cards in this video clip here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBncvm6VG-I
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Topov,

Just got home, and yes, you're correct. Only 3 gaffs, one of which is a 3/4 face. I wasn't even close, but like I said I wanted to double check! Smile
Also, I spelled Mr. Castillon's name incorrectly. My apologies.
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So it would seem that the Brother John Hamman Final Ace Routine is the original source. After a bit more research, I've discovered that same gaffs are also used in similar effects that were inspired by the Hamman routine:

- Scotty York's "Fabulous Ace Routine". This ace assembly was published with several handlings in the book "Revolutionary Routines with Aces" by Scotty York, Tim Conover, and Doc Eason, and was Scotty York's attempt to improve and simplify John Hamman's routine. The book/pamphlet includes Eason's gambling/poker handling of York's "Ghost Aces", which is performed by Doc Eason in his video "Bar Magic Vol 2" ("Doc's Poker Demo" is a 15 minute routine that also includes Allan Hayden's "Expose" and John Mendoza's "Routined Poker Mental").

- Alex Elmsley's "Atomic Aces". This ace assembly is a major revision of Hamman's Final Ace Routine, after Elmsley received a copy of it as a gift from Harry Stanley. After exploring other possibilities with Brother Hamman's ideas, Elmsley made some major changes in the handling. It was originally intended by Elmsley to be published as "a routine with the Hamman Aces", but to Elmsley's surprise and embarrassment it was published by Stanley as a marketed item under the name "Alex Elmsley's Atomic Aces".

I'm not sure if there are any video clips out there of the Scotty York or Alex Elmsley handlings of this routine.
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