The following history comes from the back page of the Milson-Worth catalogue.
In the early sixties, Jim Simon manufactured quality wooden magic in Texas. He sold many of his items to Joe Berg in Chicago. When Joe Berg sold his National Magic Company and moved to Los Angeles, he persuaded Jim Simon that the climate for magic was better in California. Jim Simon moved to California and settled in Sun Valley. He renamed his company Worth Magic Novelty Company in honor of his former home. His business flourished, and he soon engaged the services of Eric C. Lewis, a well known inventor and magician.
Meanwhile, Charles Johnson was starting Johnson Products, which was to become the standard of excellence for magic coins around the world. Charlie Johnson sold Johnson Products to Sam La Porte who continues enlarging on principles established by Charlies early work. But Charlie couldnt stay retired from magic. How many can? He soon began marketing a line of close-up magic under the name of Milson Magic.
When Charlie passed away, his son Lynn, an engineer with his own career track, felt obligated to fill his fathers outstanding orders. He did so. But while he was building these items, more orders came in. So, he filled those. But while he was doing that, more orders came in. And while he was filling those
When Jim Simon passed away in 1974, Lynn Johnson, now completely hooked on creating and building quality magic products, bought Worth Magic form Jim Simons estate, merging the two companies under the name of Milson-Worth Magic. With augmented facilities Lynn set out to establish Milson-Worth as a major quality manufacturer and supplier
As you know TUC is the coin that got the FISM invention award and for many magicians it is the best gaffed coin ever invented. In this set you have a silver TUC and 3 matched coins. This is a special and limited offer. Don’t blink, make your order right now!
The performer displays a large framed mirror. He taps the mirror with a magic wand proving that it is solid. It is then placed into an appropriate size cloth bag. Holding the bag in one hand, taking a large needle in the other hand, the performer suddenly pushes the latter through the center of the cloth bag, which obviously passes through the mirror in the bag and that creates an uncanny effect upon the spectators. Immediately the performer removes the needle, takes the mirror out from the bag, which is shown to be O.K. and that causes a great surprise to all!
This is the original Supreme Magic Edition of Dai Vernon’s More Inner Secrets of Card Magic. It is the second book in the Inner Card Secrets Trilogy. There are twelve chapters in this ground breaking hardbound book, containing some of the greatest card magic in existence. Contents include: Twisting the Aces, Think of a Card, Oil and Water, McDonald’s Ace Routine, The Notis Cascade Flourish, Manipulation with Cards, Magic with the Riffle Shuffle, Crimps, Cards to Pocket, Forcing Cards, The Trick that Cannot be Explained, and Vernon Touches (Glide, Buckle Count, and Push-off Count). This book is an absolute MUST for any card worker.
- Supreme Magic Edition of England.
- Limited Supply / Out of Print
- Page count: 88 Fully illustrated pages
In this At the Table Experience DVD set we offer some masterful pieces of magic taught by the finest in the industry. January gets off to a smashing start with Rocco Silano, the only American to win awards at two FISM events and to be nominated nine times as “Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical Arts with his Card Under Glass, Card Through Table, Coins Through Table and Ring to Lime. You’re about to learn some award winning magic. Rocco is fast, brilliant and mesmerizing. This is our most jam-packed At the Table lecture ever – and Rocco Silano is the perfect magic mentor. Arm yourself with some of the most cutting-edge magic from the most creative minds in the industry.
Penn & Teller fooler and co-founder of Lost Art Magic, Eric Jones brings you a brand new, world-wide lecture. Eric’s new lecture isn’t filled with knuckle busting techniques, but rather with practical and potent magic that can be mastered in minutes. Two stand out: Smoke: How to roll and light an imaginary cigarette and make it produce smoke and Hellbound Spellbound: A hyper visual multi-phase coin routine that will go straight into your repertoire. Closely guarded secrets are revealed as Eric shares his thoughts on magic performance, theory and structure.
Our February line-up begins with the KING of buskers, Gazzo. He’s here from the UK to teach you his latest busking set that the magic world is buzzing about. You’ll also see live footage of his performance at the Magic Castle. Hosted by Chris Oberle, we explore the ins and outs of a busker’s life including one-liners, how to handle a crowd and some hilarious routines like his Black Bag trick, which is sure to fool and delight. Learn how to turn your street magic into cash with busking mastermind, Gazzo!
Chastain Criswell has amassed an incredibly visual and entertaining array of effects through his twenty years of professional performances. From chop cups and ropes, to coins and cards, he’s unlocking secret doors to teach you magic that will stun your spectators. Some of the effects include Tag: Chastain’s very first marketed effect and one of the most unusual, impossible ways to locate a signed card in a shuffled deck. Chop Cup: This routine has been tested in the streets of some of the toughest performance areas and has risen to the challenge! Intertwine: Three unequal ropes are shown openly then stretched into three equal lengths, then immediately handed out to be inspected.
We’re glad to welcome Chris Ramsay for the first time to an At the Table Experience. Chris is best known for his appearance on Wizard Wars and through his ever growing social media platforms. He’s a sleight-of-hand artist who brings a unique aesthetic style to his routines and his branding. Learn fifteen effects straight from his repertoire and all of his trade secrets! Chris takes a look at past releases such as The Praxis Control, a card control that will fool, and Klepto, a card steal. He’s also brought some never-before-seen or published effects such as a hilarious watch-steal routine and a fantastic version of the Voodoo Card which will leave both magicians and laymen stumped. This lecture is guaranteed to have you practicing something new and practical.
Mark Calabrese had a smash debut At the Table Experience and now he’s back for a second installment. Mark is without doubt one of the busiest performers in New York today. He’s also responsible for a ton of original effects that has swarmed the market in recent years. When he isn’t trying to fool Penn & Teller, or consult for top magicians in the industry, Mark is always very busy, which is why we are delighted that he’s made time to sit down for a second lecture. Mark brings us his fooling, entertaining and sometimes disturbing repertoire of effects such as Cut for a Kiss, the perfect effect for any couple, and Mystery Card, which includes multiple presentations for his take on the mystery card plot. You’ll also hear his valuable thoughts on character development, approach and story line.
148 pages, softback, produced in color throughout and featuring routines, comedy lines and advice from the UK’s top comedy performer
With his hilariously sharp yet playful put down lines and quirky comedy plots, Mel Mellers has rightly established himself as one of the nation’s favorite stand up performers. Equally at home in front of lay people or a theater full of magicians, Mel’s individual performance style, which has been honed over many years as a pro and through countless performances all over the world, is a delight to experience.
Now you can go behind the scenes with this truly inspiring performer and learn how you too can become a top flight entertainer. Mel gives freely of his advice on all aspects of performance, including audience management, misdirection, how to put an act together, creativity, the 6 rules of comedy, practising, hecklers and entertaining children and families. He shares with you scores of hilarious one liners covering all manners of performing situations that you will be able to use in your shows too. Plus he gives full details of over 50 of his feature routines and ideas, most of which are simple to do and which come with Mel’s presentations and patter lines.
Mel Mellers is one of magic’s real larger-than-life characters, and this book will also explain some of his background, give you various anecdotes from his closest friends in magic about the antics that Mel has gotten into over the years, and will provide you with a thoroughly entertaining and instructive read.
THE CONJURORS’ MAGAZINE
Irene Larsen: 1936-2016 by Dustin Stinett
Irene Larsen: The Genii Interview by Max Maven
Princess Irene: A Brief Tribute to Royalty
- Pure Magic by Erika Larsen
by Jim Steinmeyer
Tom Mullica’s Accessible Legacy
- Pure Oma by Liberty Larsen
by Jon RacherbaumerCOLUMNS
by Richard KaufmanOn the Slant
by Jon RacherbaumerNow Performing
James C. Doty by Joe M. TurnerIn Memoriam:
Tihany by Lupe Nielsen
The Chamber of Secrets
- Lessons I Learned from Tihany by Joaquin Ayala
The Tray of Proteus by John GaughanEugene’s Notebook
Love and Magic by Eugene BurgerLost Horizons
Nomenclature by Max MavenPanmagium
Stigmata by Jonathan PendragonConjuring
The Boodle Box by Jim SteinmeyerInvisible Strings
Visual vs. Non-Visual by Helder GuimarÃ£esMagicana
by Andi Gladwin
- Strangers on a Train by Lewis Jones
- The Freshest Coin Transpo In The World by Jonathan Friedman
The Pocket Problem by Tom StoneThe Academy of Magical Arts in Genii
LIGHT FROM THE LAMP
- Knights at the Magic Castle by Daniel Ulin
- Magic Castle Performance Schedule
Tricks Reviewed by David Regal
Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner
- Factory Blanks by Tom Stone
- Gift Card by Constantinos Pantelias
- Gone Deck by Shin Lim & Tom Elderfield
- Phantom by Peter Eggink
- Telekinetic by Diamond Jim Tyler
- Insidious by Michael Scanzello
- Unbound-Gimmickless Invisible Deck by Darryl Davis
- Over This World by Alex Pandrea
- Space Time by Tom Elderfield
- Jot by Jordan Wheabster
- SCIN (Signed Card in Nose) by Phil Knoxville
- The Chameleon Deck by Dominique Duvivier
- Street Thief by A.G.
- Fobulous! by Steve Shufton
- Blink by Skymember Presents
- The One 2.0 by Anthony Stan
Books Reviewed by David Britland
- Implausibilities by Hudson Taylor
- The Rough and Smooth Project by Lawrence Turner
- Five Stunts by Chuang Wei Tung
- Induction (2-DVD set) by Spidey
- Phase by Josh Janousky
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- Impromptu by Martin Gardner, Edited by Todd Karr
- An Essay on Magic by Robert Neale
- Conjurors, Cardsharps and Conmen by Bernard Reid
Show a deck of cards that are white on both sides and ask the spectator to shuffle the first half of the deck. Next have them shuffle the second half of the deck. Pull out one card and have the spectator sign it. Fold the signed card into four parts. Now the magician will have the task of making people laugh. Give the spectator the folded card and have them hold the card in a fist. When the spectator opens the hand a smile is printed on the card!
– Everything can be examined, easy to do
– Anytime and anywhere
– Also use it in mentalism or close-up
– No adhesive, no glue, no wires, no sleeves
– Also useful with smartphone effect
STAB is a brand new method to help magician can easily know the location of the spectator card. Even close your eyes you know where it is without markup by hand techniques.
The audience freely chooses a card, signed it and put it back into the deck. After the shuffle, the magician uses a card inserted into the deck, immediately it is located right position of the audience selected card.
Designed for the working magicians, able to perform on the street and on the table.
STAB is easy to use and perform. You can find the spectator card when blindly or even at the deck behind your back.
A new method for performing a classic. Give the audience a card and let them tear it, and finally you restored it. It was an ST&YR (Spectator Torn and You Restored) effect from the mind of DONAN (a member of ZiHu Team).
- The spectator tore the card, you never tore it not even once
- Real tear or rip
- Always a perfect match
- No palm
- Easy to do gimmick (no threads, no plastics, no magnets)
- Easy to perform
- IMMEDIATELY HAND THE CARD OUT FOR EXAMINATION
- Bonus effect included
Union Playing Cards are filled with imagery of the American Revolution – with a message of freedom, hope, and independence.
Made in the United States
CELEBRATING AMERICAN TRADITION
Timeless Americana is laced throughout the design, with iconography of colonial America and patriotic symbols of peace, prosperity, and potential. Unions are Made in America, using FSC-certified paper, vegetable-based inks, and starch-based laminates.
Unions were designed by Jay Fletcher in Charleston, South Carolina – one of the oldest and most historic cities in America.
SIGNATURE AMERICAN DESIGN
Over a year in development, every aspect of the design was created from scratch – from the breathtaking court cards to the back design and Ace of Spades.