Frighten your friends by putting this thumb over one of your own and then showing it to your friends. The Davenports advertisement shows an alarmed mother.

As soon as the spoon is picked up, the bowl bends down. The Davenport advertisement shows how much fun it can cause. Item N1312 in the collection is a different example of this joke.

As it says in the Davenports advertisement: ‘You offer your friend a cigar from a nice looking cigar case. Just as he goes to take one they suddenly disappear!!!’. Made in Germany and marked D.R.G.M. R No. 5569/03.

When you give the box to a friend, ask them to open the lid of the box labelled ‘The smallest donkey in the world’. They will find a small model of a donkey. When they turn the box over and open the lid labelled ‘The biggest donkey in the world’ they see their own reflection in the small mirror.

When you give the box to a friend, ask them to open the lid of the box labelled ‘The smallest monkey in the world’. They will find a small model of a monkey. When they turn the box over and open the lid labelled ‘The largest monkey in the world’ they see their own reflection in the small mirror. This joke was made in Germany.

The idea is to fill the celluloid black bulb with water by sucking it up from the hole in the central cigarette. The item is then placed into a packet of cigarettes. When you offer your friends a cigarette, as they go to take one, you squeeze the packet and they are squirted with a jet of water.