This is one of a number of pop-up cards in the collection illustrating how laser cutting technology has allowed designers to create affordable intricate cards. Made by

This type of fold became popular around the end of the 20th century. It is particularly suited to maps because it is small enough to carry in a pocket and yet it opens up in the simple move of opening the card. Copyright Compass Maps Ltd (UK).

Produced by Pollock’s Toyshop, in support of the Wilton’s restoration fund, the diorama card is an illustrated peepshow of Wilton’s in the 1850s. With an illustrated backplate on which to write a message, the card folds down flat and comes with an envelope. Bought from Pollock’s toyshop in Covent Garden in 2016.