The Davenport Collection
- a growing resource on magic and entertainment history

Pop-up or moveable

Pollock’s Theatre Diorama Card

Pollock’s Theatre Diorama Card

The design is based on one of Pollock’s oldest toy theatres from circa 1880. On opening the envelope, this modern card opens up into a 3-dimensional scene from Harlequin and Colombine. www.pollocks-coventgarden.co.uk.

Pop-up Christmas card

Pop-up Christmas card

This is an appealing pop-up card made by Devine Cards. It is a good example of the impact that can obtained by combining paper engineering, laser cutting and colour printing.

Vintage steam train pop-up card

Vintage steam train pop-up card

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 cardology.co.uk.

Noah’s Ark pop-up card

Noah’s Ark pop-up card

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. Manufactured by MeandMcQ.

Tower Bridge pop-up card

Tower Bridge pop-up card

Purchased new by John Davenport in 2013 for £12.00 from a stall at Spitalfields Market, London. 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. As more companies entered the laser cutting market the price of such cards came down.

Couple kissing pop-up card

Couple kissing pop-up card

As the card is opened the couple come together and kiss. 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 cardology.co.uk.

Paris skyline pop-up card

Paris skyline pop-up card

Opening out the card reveals a 3D image made up of the card’s multiple layers. 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 www.decoupe-laser-papier.com.