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Raphael Tuck (1821-1900) was a prolific producer of some of the most collectible valentines of the late 18th and early 19th Century.  Produced valentines for all tastes and price ranges.  The valentines were designed in England and produced in Germany.  Prior to 1882 his company was Raphael Tuck and Company.  After 1882, it was known as Raphael Tuck and Sons.  Tuck was also a prolific producer of children's books and paper dolls and toys. Raphael Tuck's London headquarters was total destroyed in 1940 as a result of WWII.  All pre-1940 records were destroyed.  Some collecting favorites of Tuck include the marionette or articulated valentines, the honeycomb hidden message valentines with Frances Brundage illustrations, mechanical die-cuts and many more.  We're offering a variety of Tuck valentines for your viewing pleasure and purchase.
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Tuck Valentine - Pansies with Silver and Gold Embellished Leaves and "Good Wishes.". Dandy Greetings
Dandy Greetings
Price: $14.00
Pansies with Silver and Gold Embellished Leaves Christmas Greetings Card.
Girl Writing to her Sweetheart on Valentine's Day Tuck - Valentine Greetings from Boy to Shy Girl in Blue Poke-a-dot Dress  Frances Brundage
Girl Writing to her Sweetheart on Valentine's Day Tuck - Valentine Greetings from Boy to Shy Girl
Tuck - Pretty Pink and White Bonnet with Head View of Girl Valentine Card 1903 Comic Post Card - Girl Giving Boy a Big Kiss with Billowing Smoke Outcault
Tuck - Pretty Pink and White Bonnet 1903 Comic Post Card
Tuck Valentine - Harlequin Boy and Girl Dancing "In a Second you'll Get Kissed" Tuck - Fringed Double Sided Valentine, Girl Planting Flowers and Girl Playing Tennis
Harlequin Boy and Girl Dancing "In a Second you'll Get Kissed" Fringed Double Sided Valentine
Vinegar Valentine with City Gentlemen Demeaning a County Clerk - Tuck Brundage Rocker -  Courting Irish Couple
Tuck Heavy Stock Card Frances Brundage man and women are nose to nose.
Boy smiling at Girl in the Window - Brundage Mechanical Hidden Face Valentine - umbrella reveals girl w heart pierced arrow
Fold Back, 3D Valentine Card. Mechinical Girl with Umbrella.
Tuck - Soldier Giving His Sweetie a Valentine Card Heart Shaped Tuck - From Heart to Heart Brundage Kids at Blackboard
Soldier Giving His Sweetie a Valentine Card Heart Shapped Valentine Card
Open-out Valentine w Pretty Girl in Blue Cape with Blue Honeycomb Mushrooms  The Transvaal Campaign, Model Relief Series, #187. Raphael Tuck & Sons.London.1895
A pretty young girl gathering flowers in her apron with a love bird at her side.  Front tier is a blue honeycomb mushroom, adorned with cherubs. The Transvaal Campaign, otherwise known as the Second Boer War took place between October 11, 1899 and May 31 1902. The war was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states (descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th century.), the South African Republic (aka Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the British Empire's influence in South Africa. While initial Boer had success, soon they were overrun by British reinforcements. The war continued for years however with the Boers using guerrilla warfare until the British employed a variety of harsh counter-measures destroyed any Boer rebellion. This Model Relief Series (also called Gigantic Reliefs) contains six scenes of this war, #1 Baden-Powell’s Armored Train – Mafeking, #2 Bugler Sherlock Distinguishing Himself, #3 General Buller’s Balloon and Guns in Action near Ladysmith, #4 Boers Decoying British into Ambush, #5 New South Wales Lancers Chasing Boer Patrol, and #6 Field Ambulance at Work on the Veldt. Each scene in this set has a small diagram card that depicts how the large set pieces are to be arranged. This item was a part of a larger set called Military Art Novelty Relief Series produced by Raphael Tuck and Sons. This item was compared to the Tuck Database for Ephemera (https://eph.tuckdb.org/), and while all of the large set pieces are in this set, at least three of the small pieces are missing. The shell and telescope are missing from the NSW Lancers and the single tent from the Field Ambulance is missing as well. Additionally, there is one piece that while appears to go with the set (see pictures for standalone piece of man with rifle taking cover under a rock) it does not appear in the database. Comes in original envelope with title and scenes printed on one side and other titles in the series printed on the other. Measures 13 1/2" x 9 3/4". To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pUAaVw1z56Lvg67t2 . Some pieces are partially or fully detached. The envelope is toned and soiled with moderate cover wear. At least three pieces missing with one extra piece when compared to TuckDB.