This came from an old magician’s estate. No instructions. We have tried to research this item but with no luck. Maybe someone out there recognizes this item and has a use for it.
You are seeing it just as we obtained it. The back of the stand has a flat piece of springy metal with a a long finish nail above it. We are guessing this was some type of jumping card effect but how it worked we do not know. But that’s only a guess. The bridge-size deck of cards appear to be ordinary when we looked them over but there is one card that has a corner ripped off.
The wooden stand measures five inches long, 2-1/8 inches wide, and stands four inches tall. It is painted blue with self adhesive decorative tape in front.