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Klawvana

Klawvana Flying Butterfly

Klawvana Flying Butterfly

The butterfly is powered by a rubber band. Once wound up, the butterfly is placed in a folded piece of card inside an envelope. As soon as an unsuspecting person removes the card, the butterfly flies out creating quite a surprise. Made by Klawvana, England. The company was run by Jack Klaw, who also traded under Novelties Unlimited. This butterfly was one of six designs sold under the name Klawvana Flying Butterflies. I have Philip Treece to thank for permission to include illustrations of the packaging and some other designs from his collection. Philip’s excellent blog www.CollectingMagic.co.uk contains an article on Jack Klaw and his products.

Hearty Greeting card joke

Hearty Greeting card joke

When you take the card out of the envelope a metal ring revolves, powered by rubber bands, and makes you jump. Made by Klawvana, England. The company was ran by Jack Klaw, who also traded under Novelties Unlimited.

Hearty Greeting joke ATOMIC  SHOCK card

Hearty Greeting joke ATOMIC SHOCK card

When the card is taken out of the envelope a ring revolves making a noise which frightens the person opening it. The ring is on rubber bands that need to be wound up before the card is put in the envelope. Inside is a picture of Chad and the message ‘Wot! Hav’yer been had?’. A BRITISH NU PRODUCT. The item was produced by a wholesale novelty company called Novelties Unlimited. This explains the NU trademark. The company was owned by Jack Klaw, who also traded as Klawvana. Unfortunately the ring and rubber bands are missing, but take a look at Ref. No. N1371 to see what should be there.