There are two pieces to this card. The coloured image is on the card at the back. In the front, pivoted at the centre, is a clear piece of plastic printed with a series of black lines. As this top piece is rotated the resulting moiré fringes give the appearance of movement. Made by BIZARR verlag and printed in Germany.

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 cardpop.co.uk.

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 PopLifeCards.com.

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 ipapyrus.co.uk.

When this card is opened up, it activates an audio message. Sadly, its voice can no longer be heard. Radio South broadcast to the south eastern region of England. The pitch is that the radio station attracted a greater proportion of affluent people than the local television station.

Copyright 1995 by Redstone Press, London. The description on the back of the box reads: ‘Here is an enchanting box of surprises, drawn from the fascinating and hyperbolical history of magic and conjuring. Open the box to discover an astounding compendium of rare graphics and picture cards, amazing tricks and illusions, jugglings and jokes.’ That description is about right. Compiled by Daniel Stashower.