Milson Worth


Milson Worth Magic Trick Collection

My Milson Worth collection has been a slow work in progress. From the original Worth props to the combined partnership of Milson Worth the quality of their props is extremely is demand. Many of the Milson Worth are rare, perhaps even scarce, and when you do find them, the quality is well worth it.

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 Charlie’s early work.  But Charlie couldn’t 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 father’s 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 Simon’s 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