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Magic Show - Small Boy Wearing Top Hat Presenting a Magic Valentine Trick
Magic Show - Small Boy Wearing Top Hat Presenting a Magic Valentine Trick
Price: $10.00

Small Boy Wearing Top Hat Presenting more info
Fold Down, Honeycomb - Boy in Gazebo Surrounded by Love Birds and Lots of Forget-Me-Nots
Fold Down, Honeycomb - Boy in Gazebo Surrounded by Love Birds and Lots of Forget-Me-Nots
Price: $12.00

Boy in Gazebo Surrounded by Love Birds more info
Mechanical Turtle on the Beach Being Ridden by US Navy Boy
Mechanical Turtle on the Beach Being Ridden by US Navy Boy
Price: $12.00

Mechanical Turtle on the Beach more info
Tuck Valentine - Pansies with Silver and Gold Embellished Leaves and "Good Wishes.".
Tuck Valentine - Pansies with Silver and Gold Embellished Leaves and "Good Wishes.".
Price: $12.00

Pansies with Silver and Gold Embellished Leaves more info
Baseball Valentine - "I Hope I HIT The Right Spot in Your Heart"
Baseball Valentine - "I Hope I HIT The Right Spot in Your Heart"
Price: $12.00

Baseball Valentine more info
Gril Blowing Hearts Sending out Valentine Messages
Gril Blowing Hearts Sending out Valentine Messages
Price: $12.00

Gril Blowing Hearts more info
Colorful Edwardian Valentine Card - Side View of Woman, Verse "To One I Love"
Colorful Edwardian Valentine Card - Side View of Woman, Verse "To One I Love"
Price: $12.00

Colorful Valentine Card more info
Rose O'Neill - Kewpies Valentine Post  Card "Box Full of Love"
Rose O'Neill - Kewpies Valentine Post Card "Box Full of Love"
Price: $12.00

O'Neill - Kewpies Valentine Post  Card more info
Driving To "Love Land"
Driving To "Love Land"
Price: $14.00

Driving To "Love Land" more info
Girl Writing to her Sweetheart on Valentine's Day
Girl Writing to her Sweetheart on Valentine's Day
Price: $14.00

Girl Writing to her Sweetheart on Valentine's Day more info
Mechanical Fly Boy Valentine Holding Hearts in Sky above Waiving Kids
Mechanical Fly Boy Valentine Holding Hearts in Sky above Waiving Kids
Price: $14.00

Mechanical Fly Boy Valentine Holding Hearts more info
Marcus Ward Valentine - Man and Woman Standing on Bridge with Mountains, Flowers and White Swan
Marcus Ward Valentine - Man and Woman Standing on Bridge with Mountains, Flowers and White Swan
Price: $14.00

Ward Valentine - Man and Women Standing on Bridge more info
Tiny Valentine Card – Applied Scrap Dutch Girl, ‘I Will Be Ever Ever True.’
Tiny Valentine Card – Applied Scrap Dutch Girl, ‘I Will Be Ever Ever True.’
Price: $14.00

Tiny Valentine Card – Applied Scrap Dutch Girl more info
Nister - Double Heart Valentine with Winged Cupid Holding Torch, "My Heart is Burning As You See."
Nister - Double Heart Valentine with Winged Cupid Holding Torch, "My Heart is Burning As You See."
Price: $14.00

Nister - Double Heart Valentine more info
Elaborate Lace Valentine with Winged Cherubs, Love Birds, Scrap Pansy and Applied Silver Foil Leaves
Elaborate Lace Valentine with Winged Cherubs, Love Birds, Scrap Pansy and Applied Silver Foil Leaves
Price: $14.00

Elaborate Lace Valentine with Winged Cherubs more info
Valentine Post Card - Boy Holding Spoon and Fork "Can She Cook?"
Valentine Post Card - Boy Holding Spoon and Fork "Can She Cook?"
Price: $14.00

Boy Holding Spoon and Fork "Can She Cook?" more info
Man in Black Tuxedo holding Music Sheet Singing "I Love You."
Man in Black Tuxedo holding Music Sheet Singing "I Love You."
Price: $14.00

Man in Black Tuxedo more info
Two Valentine Cards - Young Girls at the Beach Style
Two Valentine Cards - Young Girls at the Beach Style
Price: $15.00

Valentine Cards - Young Girls at the Beach more info
Brenda Sneathen Mattox Victorian Bride and her Trousseau Paper Doll. Dover Publications Inc.New York.1994
Brenda Sneathen Mattox Victorian Bride and her Trousseau Paper Doll. Dover Publications Inc.New York.1994
Price: $15.00

The book contains clothes for two dolls, a bride named Jessamine and her Maid of Honor named Jacintha. Along with a Victorian wedding dress and bridesmaid dress there are several other outfits. Each outfit is labeled with the style of dress, such as "Afternoon Dress", "Promenade Dress", "Riding Habit" and "Negligee". Two cut out dolls on a cover flap. Book Size: 12 1/4" x 9 1/4" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 8 . more info
Cherubs, White Doves, Broken Arrows, and Lots of Forget-Me-Nots Fold-down Valentine with Red Honeycomb
Cherubs, White Doves, Broken Arrows, and Lots of Forget-Me-Nots Fold-down Valentine with Red Honeycomb
Price: $16.00

Cherubs, White Doves, Broken Arrows, more info
Tuck - Pretty Pink and White Bonnet with Head View of Girl Valentine Card
Tuck - Pretty Pink and White Bonnet with Head View of Girl Valentine Card
Price: $16.00

Tuck - Pretty Pink and White Bonnet more info
Art Nouveau Style of Woman with Flowers, Leaves and Vines with 'Love's Message Right from My Heart.'
Art Nouveau Style of Woman with Flowers, Leaves and Vines with 'Love's Message Right from My Heart.'
Price: $16.00

Nouveau Style of Woman with Flowers, Leaves and Vines more info
Big Red Poppies, Flaming Heart, and Cupid - Art Nouveau Style
Big Red Poppies, Flaming Heart, and Cupid - Art Nouveau Style
Price: $16.00

Big Red Poppies, Flaming Heart, and Cupid more info
Elaborate Lace Design with Scrap Flowers and Girl, 'A Lovers Gift'
Elaborate Lace Design with Scrap Flowers and Girl, 'A Lovers Gift'
Price: $16.00

Elaborate Lace Design with Scrap Flowers more info
Dandy Walking with Pretty Maiden Who Flirts with her Fan - St. Valentine's Greetings
Dandy Walking with Pretty Maiden Who Flirts with her Fan - St. Valentine's Greetings
Price: $16.00

Dandy Walking with Pretty Maiden more info
Ward - Small Girl Holding onto Big Yellow Flowers Blowing in the Wind
Ward - Small Girl Holding onto Big Yellow Flowers Blowing in the Wind
Price: $16.00

Small Girl Holding onto Big Yellow Flowers more info
1903 Comic Post Card - Girl Giving Boy a Big Kiss with Billowing Smoke Outcault
1903 Comic Post Card - Girl Giving Boy a Big Kiss with Billowing Smoke Outcault
Price: $16.00

1903 Comic Post Card more info
Motorcycle Side Car of Valentine Love
Motorcycle Side Car of Valentine Love
Price: $18.00

Motorcycle Side Car of Valentine Love more info
Aviator Flyboy Mechanical Valentine
Aviator Flyboy Mechanical Valentine
Price: $18.00

Avator Flyboy more info
Heart Shaped Art Nouveau Valentine with Nesting Birds
Heart Shaped Art Nouveau Valentine with Nesting Birds
Price: $18.00

Art Nouveau Valentine with Nesting Birds more info
Laughing Mechanical Boy Hiding a Surprise Valentine – Made in New Jersey
Laughing Mechanical Boy Hiding a Surprise Valentine – Made in New Jersey
Price: $18.00

Laughing Mechanical Boy more info
Rivet and Parchment Valentine - Flower Pixie  Surrounded by Purple Pansies
Rivet and Parchment Valentine - Flower Pixie Surrounded by Purple Pansies
Price: $18.00

Rivets and Parchment - Colonial Girl more info
Mary in Blue Dress Touching Flowers on a Path, Sheep and Lamps Playing in the Field
Mary in Blue Dress Touching Flowers on a Path, Sheep and Lamps Playing in the Field
Price: $18.00

Mary in Blue Dress Touching Flowers more info
Cloth Image of Stitched Verse, ‘To the One I Love’ with Green Ribbon
Cloth Image of Stitched Verse, ‘To the One I Love’ with Green Ribbon
Price: $18.00

Cloth Image of Stitched Verse more info
Charming Valentine - Roses with Applied Silk Purple Ribbon and Leaves with Scrap Center of a Young Girl on a Forest Stage
Charming Valentine - Roses with Applied Silk Purple Ribbon and Leaves with Scrap Center of a Young Girl on a Forest Stage
Price: $18.00

Roses with Applied Silk Purple Ribbon more info
Set of Mechanical Valentines - Girl Polishing her Nails, Boy Brushing his hair. Is this a  Valentine Date?
Set of Mechanical Valentines - Girl Polishing her Nails, Boy Brushing his hair. Is this a Valentine Date?
Price: $20.00

Girl polishing her Nails, Boy Brushing his hair. more info
A Vinegar Valentine
A Vinegar Valentine or Penny Dreadful – A Pick Pocket
Price: $22.00

A pulp paper comic valentine, also known as Penny Dreadfuls or Vinegar Valentines.  It is captioned “A Pick-Pocket” more info
Music Valentine "As a Matter of Record, I want you for My Valentine". Carrington. Chicago, IL.
Music Valentine "As a Matter of Record, I want you for My Valentine". Carrington. Chicago, IL.
Price: $22.00

This is a die-cut valentine that can stand on its own. It depicts a young girl in a plaid dress, playing a record on a record player. At the bottom left edge, there is a heart with the saying, "As a Matter of 'RECORD' I want you for My Valentine". There is some light edge wear and an inscribtion on the back of the card. Otherwise fine. Measures 6" x 3 1/2". more info
Silver Winged Cherubs - One holding a Bird the Other is Holding a  Book with Verse
Silver Winged Cherubs - One holding a Bird the Other is Holding a Book with Verse
Price: $25.00

Silver Winged Cherubs more info
Civil War Era Valentine -  Dresden Peach and Cuddling Couple
Civil War Era Valentine - Dresden Peach and Cuddling Couple
Price: $26.00

Civil War Valentine more info
Gentleman Romancer on his Knee Holding a Flower Towards Scornful Maiden
Gentleman Romancer on his Knee Holding a Flower Towards Scornful Maiden
Price: $28.00

Romancer on his Knee Holding a Flower more info
7" Fold-out  Valentine - Graceful Woman Love Birds & Lots of Forget-me-nots
7" Fold-out Valentine - Graceful Woman Love Birds & Lots of Forget-me-nots
Price: $28.00

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Young Girl w Pink Lacy Parasol Stands Beneath Horse Shoe with 4 Leaf Clovers and Forget Me Not Garlands
Young Girl w Pink Lacy Parasol Stands Beneath Horse Shoe with 4 Leaf Clovers and Forget Me Not Garlands
Price: $30.00

A sweet young girl in yellow and blue finery stands beneath a horseshoe wound with forget me not garland accented with four leaf clovers. more info
Valentine w Kitten Stands on Honeycomb Ball of Yarn 7”
Valentine w Kitten Stands on Honeycomb Ball of Yarn 7”
Price: $30.00

A die-cut kitten stands atop a double opening red honeycomb ball of yarn. more info
Victorian Die-cut Paper Doll Valentine c1890s—Your Voice is Music…
Victorian Die-cut Paper Doll Valentine c1890s—Your Voice is Music…
Price: $35.00

A charming paper doll valentine – a 10 ¾” die-cut chromolithograph scrap torso of a young lady holding a song sheet. more info
Heart Shaped Tuck - From Heart to Heart Brundage Kids at Blackboard
Heart Shaped Tuck - From Heart to Heart Brundage Kids at Blackboard
Price: $35.00

Heart Shapped Valentine Card more info
The Gift of Friendship and Casket of Literature for 1848.  A.T. Wilbur Edward A. Rice Lowell 1848
The Gift of Friendship and Casket of Literature for 1848. A.T. Wilbur Edward A. Rice Lowell 1848
Price: $35.00

288 pp. Applied marble hard cover, 21 plates, engraved and hand colored lithography. Book contains writings, poetry, music sheets, and plates. Name plate at back says Rhoda S. Clarke. 9" x 5 1/2" hand drawn/colored picture at front of book and name label on back inside cover, foxing, binding loose on front cover more info
The Album Writer's Assistant: being choice selections in Poetry and Prose, for Autograph Albums, Valentines, Etc.J.L. Patten and Co.New Yorkc. 1880
The Album Writer's Assistant: being choice selections in Poetry and Prose, for Autograph Albums, Valentines, Etc.J.L. Patten and Co.New Yorkc. 1880
Price: $35.00

60 pp. Printed brown paper cover, Advertisements on end paper, string bound binding. A sampling poems and prose to be included in friendship albums or valentine's. An aid to help those those that have "found it utterly impossible at the moment  either to draw from the well of their own thoughts the sentiments they desired to express or to call to memory any appropriate quotation." OCLC: 7 (8/24/2016) 6" x 4 1/4". worn cover, binding coming loose more info
Brenda Sneathen (Mattox) 100 Years of Bridesmaids 1892-1992 No.33782
Brenda Sneathen (Mattox) 100 Years of Bridesmaids 1892-1992 No.33782
Price: $35.00

A collection of 9 loose sheets of paper, featuring a doll and eleven different bridesmaid dresses, one design for each decade from 1892-1992. The illustrations are done in black and white. It appears that this collection was made as a wedding favor, by Brenda Sneathen (Mattox) for her wedding. Sheet Size: 11" x 8 1/2" Number of Dolls: Doll Size: 1 No. of Pages: 9 (1 title page, 1 doll sheet, 7 costume sheets) . more info
C1870s German Friendship Card w Hidden Message behind Victorian Scrap of Foppish Suitor
C1870s German Friendship Card w Hidden Message behind Victorian Scrap of Foppish Suitor
Price: $40.00

Lithograph card with embossed gold embellishment borders.  Captioned Aus Freundschaft at base.   Applied 3 ½” scrap of foppish young boy in proper riding attire opening his purse and presenting a letter. more info
Open out Die cut Flower Cart w Love Birds Roses & Red Honeycombs
Open out Die cut Flower Cart w Love Birds Roses & Red Honeycombs
Price: $40.00

Die cut Victorian push cart with roses, love bird and honeycomb. more info
 19th Century Autograph Album belong to William from Westerly, RI. ..1880-1898
19th Century Autograph Album belong to William from Westerly, RI. ..1880-1898
Price: $40.00

An autograph album from the later 19th century with a beautiful and unique cover. On cloth boards, the front and back strip is embossed with scrolls and floral designs. It is silver stamped with accents of red and black. The pages are gilded edged and the title page of the album has a wonderfully colored butterfly and fan in pink, purple, and green, along with the text 'Autographs'. The album belonged to a boy named William, often referred to Willie, and the autographs within the album date from 1880 to 1898. The majority of the pages of the album are filled with only autographs, date and location. Most of them are from Westerly, RI, though there is a few from Chicago, IL. The later portion of the album also has some poetry (including an acrostic poem) and a few illustrations. Some of the more interesting notes are quoted below: "Remember, I say when you look on these pages, That writing in albums is like working for wages." "Live so you will not be afraid to die." "Watch your thoughts and words and deeds; If you would reap a good harvest, sow good seeds. Little by little the coral insect builds up a reef; Little by little, in God's Book, we fill a leaf. In noble name and happy heart, may you excel; Eternally in the "New Jerusalem" may you dwell." "I am not old enough to write my name in your book, Uncle Willie, I get my Mother to." And on the last page of the album: "Last in your album, Last in your thought, Last to be remembered, First to be forgot." There are three illustrations in the album. One of the illustrations is a bird in flight carrying the name card of the artist. It was done in ink. Another is again the name card of the artist, but with a tree branch behind it, in ink. The last is one is painted in green, red and pink. It shows several small flowers in various stages of bloom. Measures 6 1/4" x 4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FZaDZghaQsKk7NDM6. The covers show some minor edge wear due to rubbing, mainly on the corners and the back strip. The color of the embossing has also been worn off in some places. One of the interior pages has tape repair. Minor soiling due to age. Text block is semi detached from boards. more info
3 Tier Die-cut Valentine –Rose Basket, Cherubs with Hearts & Arrow & Sail Ship Masts 8”
3 Tier Die-cut Valentine –Rose Basket, Cherubs with Hearts & Arrow & Sail Ship Masts 8”
Price: $45.00

Three part 9” die-cut valentine with baskets of roses, cherubs and sail boat masts. more info
Special Birthday Greeting in Box with Hidden Message inside with Lace, Lovely Girl, and Flowers
Special Birthday Greeting in Box with Hidden Message inside with Lace, Lovely Girl, and Flowers
Price: $45.00

Special Birthday Greeting in Box more info
Octavo Lace Paper
Octavo Lace Paper with applied Silk Embroidered Cartouche with Silk Ribbon Trim
Price: $50.00

A lace paper only applied to what was once the top of a valentine.  It is unidentified, but elaborate lace paper with gilt embellishment.  This is topped with an applied silk ribbon border and a center cartouche with embroidered silk roses captioned “To My Friend”. more info
 Valentine Greeting  from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll No.1. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
Valentine Greeting from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll No.1. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
Price: $50.00

A 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" single fold valentine with color lithograph of a young girl (with the appearance of a McLoughlin paper doll) at top.  Embossed floral and filigree border decoration.  Verse at base reads Here's a greeting for my little dear, Upon this morning made for cheer-- When heartily our praise we tell To children that we love so well. Among the bright and modest girls, with rosy cheeks and flowing curls-- All have a pleasure just like mine, As I send you this VALENTINE".   Inside page and back cover blank.  Pencil inscription on back cover. . more info
 Valentine Greeting  from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll Holding a Doll No.2. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
Valentine Greeting from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll Holding a Doll No.2. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
Price: $50.00

A 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" single fold valentine with color lithograph of a young girl holding her dolly(the girl has the appearance of a McLoughlin paper doll) at top.  Embossed floral and filigree border decoration.  Verse at base reads This little letter which I send, I hope you will receive; And keep it for the sake of one, Who never will deceive. Inside page and back cover blank.  . more info
Barmaid Vinegar Valentine - Oh what a bob! and what a Chin! . ..1850s
Barmaid Vinegar Valentine - Oh what a bob! and what a Chin! . ..1850s
Price: $50.00

A single-fold hand colored vinegar valentine or Penny Dreadful.  It depicts a women with exaggerated facial features and hair behind a bar pouring a pint.  It is captioned: Oh, what a bob! and what a chin! What eyes! and what a nose! What charming smiles! what winning ways! What graceful talk that flows! Like rum-and-milk from those sweet lips, That for lovers' kisses were made! Oh, what a shame such a lovely girl Should over be a Barmaid! Inside and back cover blank.. more info
 Bride and Groom, 6 Dolls and Clothes. Merrill Publisher Company.Chicago, IL.1949
Bride and Groom, 6 Dolls and Clothes. Merrill Publisher Company.Chicago, IL.1949
Price: $55.00

There are six dolls in this book, a complete wedding party: groom, bride, maid of honor, best man, ring bearer and flower girl. Outfits include formal outfits for each of the wedding party. The flower girl's dress is mislabeled as a maid of honor dress. In addition to  the wedding party's outfits there are more outfits for the bride and groom as well as a page of various outfits for the flower girl and ring bearer. Dolls are punch out, three on each cover. 1555-15 Book Size: 12 1/4" x 10 1/4" Number of Dolls: 6 Doll Size:10 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 6 . more info
Lace Paper
Lace Paper – Cupid Navigates Sailboat – I Cling to Thee Intricate Gilt Enhanced Finely Detailed
Price: $60.00

A 5” x 3” elaborate and intricate lace paper with Cupid in a sail boat as the center cartouche.  C1860s. more info
A Useful Article for You.
A Useful Article for You.
Price: $60.00

A somewhat unusual vinegar valentine or penny dreadful. A 9 1/4" x 5 7/8"  deeply embossed light stock card. Border decoration depicts a long and lean curmudgeon figure holding a card reading "With Kind Regards". Grassy patch at base with a frog and a stalk up the right side with a stork perched at top. A fine looking embossed cradle beneath title.  The rhyming verse is an attempt at comforting a childless woman advising adoption as a last resource. Light creases, intact edge wear; appears trimmed. more info
James Whitcomb RileyOld School Day Romances  Bobbs-Merrill Co.Indianapolis 1909
James Whitcomb RileyOld School Day Romances Bobbs-Merrill Co.Indianapolis 1909
Price: $60.00

38 unnumbered pp. Pictorial cloth cover, frontispiece, color illustrations and decorations by E. Stetson Crawford, illustrations repeat throughout the book, red, black, and gilt monogram on end pages. Children's poem about school day romances that "are the dearest, after all!." 9" x 6 1/2" more info
Snuffer Vinegar Valentine - A Snuffer I abhor. ..1838-1842
Snuffer Vinegar Valentine - A Snuffer I abhor. ..1838-1842
Price: $60.00

A single-fold hand colored vinegar valentine or Penny Dreadful with embossed decorative border.  It depicts a seated gentleman with a Cossack style-hat and exaggerated nose.  He is holding a box of "Blackguard".   It is captioned: A Snuffer I abhor? Don't say you me adore. Your presence I abhor, And your offer I ignore. Inside page and back page blank.. more info
9 ¾” Decorative Edwardian Flue Cover w Angelic Cherubs in Clouds
9 ¾” Decorative Edwardian Flue Cover w Angelic Cherubs in Clouds
Price: $65.00

A stove flue cover with a lithograph of a pair of winged cherubs or angels sitting in the clouds. more info
Small Mansell  Lace Paper Valentine with Blue Accented Dresden Adornments and Dresden Skep c1870s
Small Mansell Lace Paper Valentine with Blue Accented Dresden Adornments and Dresden Skep c1870s
Price: $65.00

Lace paper valentine with gaudy inside page displaying through lace. Popular 1860s - 70s style. more info
Leather Charm String Valentine - Pyrography. ..1910s
Leather Charm String Valentine - Pyrography. ..1910s
Price: $75.00

A 19 leather strip charm string valentine.  Each of the hearts has a pyrography border.  The text reads "If of me you'd cease to think my heart would shrink -- and shrink -- and shrink -- and shrink -- and shrink.  Light wear. . more info
 Hand made Birch Paper Valentine - February 14th, 1896 (St. Valentine's Day). ..1896
Hand made Birch Paper Valentine - February 14th, 1896 (St. Valentine's Day). ..1896
Price: $75.00

A single-fold 3 7/8" x 4 1/2" hand made valentine constructed with birch paper with a gold colored silk ribbon binding. The hand penned front reads February 14th, 1896 (St. Valentine's Day).  The inside page reads I wonder if Burns' Highland Mary Had virtues which could never vary.   The back is blank. Lovely birch markings inside and out. . more info
 Tiered Peach Lace Paper with applied Silk Flower, Elaborate Design; Near Gaudy. ..1850s-60s
Tiered Peach Lace Paper with applied Silk Flower, Elaborate Design; Near Gaudy. ..1850s-60s
Price: $75.00

A 4 1/2" x 7" hinged lace paper on cover only.  A somewhat overly decorated lace paper tinted peach colored.  There are symmetrical archways on the right and left; each with a gold embellished scrap with a man on bended knee aside a woman.  Scrap applied on a purple wafer.  Fountains at base with green wafer with applied silver greenery. The die-cut stars at top are backed with large blue wafers with an applied "Ever Thine" scrap.   The crowning bit is a 3" red silk flower  with an applied Cupid poised with bow and arrow.  . The type of elaborate design attributed to Esther Howland; not implying in any way this is by Howland but in the style of. more info
 Autograph Album Miss Bertha, Late 19th Century . Aldine Authograph Album.Flushing NY.1885 - 1891
Autograph Album Miss Bertha, Late 19th Century . Aldine Authograph Album.Flushing NY.1885 - 1891
Price: $80.00

The Aldine Autograph Album with decorates spaces and lines for sentiment and name.  With maroon velvet covers this autograph album dates from 1885. It belonged to a young woman named Bertha who lived near Flushing, NY. The majority of the signers appear to have been classmates or family members. Along with their signatures, there are sometimes notes made by Bertha herself, either denoting the age of the individual, when they died or were married. There is also a list of students in the Class of 1892. The individuals who signed this album are mostly from Flushing or College Point, NY, but there are a few from various towns in Connecticut (Southington, Woodstock Valley and Hartford), Foxcroft, Maine, and even one from Oakland, California. Below are a few of the more interesting or humorous notes within the album: "It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house."        - Proverb 21:9 from the bible, Written by 'Uncle William' "You ask me to write in your album, hardly know how to begin, For there is nothing original in me, except original sin." "Leave no tender word unsaid Love while love shall last– The mill cannot grind With the water that has past.”         - From a poem by Sarah Doudney, Written by Ada May Long And at the end of the album: "Way back here, way out of sight, I write my name just for shite." One last hidden gem in this album is a full page ink illustration depicting a ribbon among flowers. The piece is expertly rendered and even appears 3D. This item is an Aldine Autograph album, and among the pages are ten printed  'decorated spaces'. There are a total of four different illustrations: a bird carrying a flower (repeated 3 times), a lily floating in a pond (repeated 3 times), birds flying under a bridge (repeated twice), and a flower boarder (repeated twice). Measures 7" x 4 1/2" To view this album please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/Z7ZcWR8qqcChCkn46. Rubbing on covers, Interior pages are loose in the first folio, some detached. Text block is semi detached from boards. more info
Victorian Valentine Die-cut Scrap of Bouquet of Roses with Bright Red Honeycomb Basket, Germany
Victorian Valentine Die-cut Scrap of Bouquet of Roses with Bright Red Honeycomb Basket, Germany
Price: $85.00

An 11” x 9 ¾” embossed die-cut Victorian scrap of a large bouquet of red roses and forget-me-nots more info
Octavo Lace Paper
Octavo Lace Paper Garden Scene Valentine with Gilt Embellishment and Dresden Birds in Nest with Eggs. Windsor or Wood.
Price: $85.00

An octavo size valentine with lace paper cover backed with fine silk mesh and watercolor red roses with green vines and gilt embellishment.  It depicts a woman standing in a garden setting. more info
 Valentine to Alfred W Parker, Engineer on the Boston Subway. .Boston.February 14th 1897
Valentine to Alfred W Parker, Engineer on the Boston Subway. .Boston.February 14th 1897
Price: $85.00

A short poem written on Valentine's Day in 1897. The poem is meant to to be read at the cadence of the Song of Hiawatha written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Pale face known as Alfred Parker, Dweller with Lane called Worcester (Lane it was, but now a river)" Concluding "For the Sub-Way he hath builded Underneath the Lane called Worcester" Alfred W Parker (1845? -1917) was a inspector of structural steelwork who worked on the Boston Subway system. He also helped to design a power rod bending machine. Measures 8 3/4" x 7 1/2". . Minor soiling. more info
Mayhew Whom to marry and how to get married! or, the adventures of a lady in search of a good husband. Burgess; Burgess & Wood.New York; Cincinnati.1849
Mayhew Whom to marry and how to get married! or, the adventures of a lady in search of a good husband. Burgess; Burgess & Wood.New York; Cincinnati.1849
Price: $85.00

By one who has refused "twenty excellent offers at least". Wraps 99pp.  Title and frontispiece illustrations by Cruikshank. The telling of an array of courtship's beginning with the first and ending with the "last".  Accountings of all not included. Humorous. OCLC - 0 (Jan 2020)  Others found for 48  and later by other publishers.  Advertising for other Burgess publications on back cover.. more info
Open-out Valentine w Pretty Girl in Blue Cape with Blue Honeycomb Mushrooms
Girl Wearing Blue Cape, Gathering Flowers - Purple Honeycomb Mushroom, Tuck
Price: $90.00

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. more info
Matlida J Peterson's19th Century Autograph Friendship Album
Matlida J Peterson's19th Century Autograph Friendship Album
Price: $95.00

Matilda J Peterson was born in 1866 in Ligonier, Pennsylvania and died in1958 (according to a note at the back of the album). This album was given to her by W. A. Peterson for Christmas in 1881. The album is partially filled with short notes, generally in verse and two different versions of an ink drawing of a bird on ferns. At the beginning of the album, Matilda or Tillie as she is called, addresses her friends: "My album is a golden spot Where all my friends may sow, Where thorns and thistles flourish not, But flowers alone may grow. With smiles for sunshine, tears for showers, I'll water, watch and guard these flowers." Between 1882 and 1887. Tillie’s friends wrote in this album, the majority of which were her classmates at Ligonier High School. Below are for examples: "All going to Brother McKinley’s church, and you to stay at home and get dinner." “Remember a ‘Miss’ is as good as mile, when asked to be ‘Mrs’, Consider a while.” “Love and ware are two great compeers, War sheds blood and love sheds tears; War has spears and love has darts, Ware breaks heads and love breaks hearts." “Our school days will soon be o'er, The day is drawing nigh, When we shall part as before, Perhaps not to meet till on high. But, may we meet in a school room, That is grander far than this, And be much happiness in that room, For the hard lessons we learned in this.” The album itself is brown cloth over boards with stamped decorations. The front cover has two horses, gilded flowers (gold has mostly faded) and green painted basket weave in the top right corner. The back cover has a stamped bow made from ribbons and tassels. It appears as though Matilda hand colored in the titled page of the album, which simply states “Autographs” with a gold ink. Measures 7” x 4 1/4" more info
Raphael Tuck Valentine – Kneeling Revolutionary Gentlemen with Open-out Parcel
Raphael Tuck Valentine – Kneeling Revolutionary Gentlemen with Open-out Parcel Revealing Love Birds & Honeycomb Frances Brundage
Price: $100.00

A Revolutionary era gentleman on bended knee with a large package captioned ‘From Heart to Heart’.  It opens to reveal a row of love birds and blue birds amidst vining roses.   A small paper honeycomb at front. more info
Octavo Valentine with Elaborate Windsor Lace Paper with Hidden Message. ..1840s-1850s
Octavo Valentine with Elaborate Windsor Lace Paper with Hidden Message. ..1840s-1850s
Price: $100.00

A 6 7/8" x 4 3/4" intricately cut lace paper of elaborate garden scene with a man and woman across the courtyard.   Marked Windsor, bottom left. A 3" x 2 1/4"  applied lace paper hinged door with applied hand colored floral array and Dresden arrow pierced heart.  When lifted, an applied scrap reads "Gift of Friendship" Backed with yellow tissue guard. A penciled note within reads "O let my friendship in the wreath though but a bud among the flowers.  Its sweetest fragrance round the breathe twill serve to soothe they weary hours.". Back cover blank. Marked 2 1/2 (in blue). . more info
Octavo - with Tiered Lace Paper and Theorem Style Floral Design. ..1850s
Octavo - with Tiered Lace Paper and Theorem Style Floral Design. ..1850s
Price: $100.00

A 7" x 4 3/4" single-fold valentine with a lace paper cover.  The lace paper cover has a solid center cartouche with large format leaves and flowering vine surrounding the cartouche.  A hand painted lyre shaped vine and two applied hand colored flowers adorn the cartouche (in the style of a theorem stencil) . Printed caption reads "Constancy, Love, Fidelity, Truth".  The hinged top layer is an elaborate lace paper two scenes in nature with a ram in one and a sheep and a Cupid or cherub in the other backed in purple. Applied green coated stock greenery and Dresden flower.  The sides are adorned with pink bouquets and the base with gilt lace paper garden scene. Inside and reverse blank. . more info
Civil War Era - Hand colored valentine - Strolling Couple. .American. .1860-1870
Civil War Era - Hand colored valentine - Strolling Couple. .American. .1860-1870
Price: $100.00

A single-fold 7 3/4" x 4 7/8" lithograph valentine printed on plain paper.  Image depicts a strolling somewhat sorrowful appearing couple. Decorative floral and filigree border. The verse below reads: That arching brow and clustering hair-- That face all void of art-- The speaking glance, and modest air, Are pictured in my heart. 'Twas Love alone the image drew, That image dear to me; And as an offering kind and true. I send it now to thee." Inside is blank. . Given the appearance, appears to be American, Civil War era. more info
 Octavo - Double Lace Valentine with applied image with "Real Hair".  Endearing verse. . ..1890s
Octavo - Double Lace Valentine with applied image with "Real Hair". Endearing verse. . ..1890s
Price: $100.00

A 7" x 4 5/8"  single fold double (front and back) lace-paper valentine. The same pattern both pages with trellised floral scene and center cartouche. The front page has a rather unusual applied color lithograph of an angelic young girl with applied "real hair".  A single silk lace at base. (since it is asymmetrical there may have been a second leaf that is lacking).  The inside page has a printed verse in the cartouche I love THEE STILL I love thee still--I love thee still, As truly as when first we met, Ere grief o'er life had breaath'd its chill, Or sorrow's tear my cheek had wet. I love thee still, I love thee still, Thy changeless constancy and truth; thy name yet wakens pleasure's thrill, Star of my birth and joyous youth. Given the angelic appearance and the verse may be in memoriam. . more info
Octavo - Elaborate Lace Paper Elegant Woman holding a Hand Fan in a Garden. ..
Octavo - Elaborate Lace Paper Elegant Woman holding a Hand Fan in a Garden. ..
Price: $110.00

A 7" x 4 7/8"  single-fold valentine with a delicately die-cut lace paper cover.  A page of yellow backing paper is affixed inside the valentine with an applied forget-me-not visiting card.  The lace paper depicts an elegant woman with finely die-cut and embossed petticoats and detailing on her dress. The woman is in garden setting with a fountain and the image from the visiting card in the background.  Lace paper vignettes include cherubs, birds and roses. Two applied floral wreath scraps adorn the upper portion of the card.  A rose and leaves adorn the base. Blue and orange wafers at top.  The inside and back cover are blank. . more info
Art Nouveau Easel style Valentine
Art Nouveau Intricate Transitional Valentine Easel Back
Price: $125.00

Multi-tier hinged valentine - transitional piece from Victorian to Art Nouveau more info
Elaborate Lace Paper Octavo
Elaborate Lace Paper Octavo Valentine with Feather and Silk Flower Embellishment. Maker Unknown. C1850s
Price: $125.00

A 7” x 4 ¾” embossed die-cut valentine with elaborate gilt enhanced lace paper in a mirrored shape hinged to the front.  Embellished with feathers and a silk flower. more info
Elegant 6" Open-out Valentine  Dresden Chariot Pulled by Love Birds - Cupid Leads the way
Elegant 6" Open-out Valentine Dresden Chariot Pulled by Love Birds - Cupid Leads the way
Price: $125.00

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A Victim of Woman's Rights
A Victim of Woman's Rights
Price: $125.00

A 9" x 7 3/8"  hand colored lithograph.  It is titled "A Victim of Woman's Rights".  It depicts a gentleman in an apron with his hands in the wash tub while a disapproving wife looks on.  It is captioned "That's right, Old Dad, stir up the suds,  And haste to purify the duds; But ere I'd have a wash-tub lover, I'd take and whitewash him all over".   Letterfolds and discolorations. more info
W. H. Cremer, Junior St. Valentine's Day and Valentines: A Few Words on the Subject and Parisian Toys Before the Investment. .London, England.1871
W. H. Cremer, Junior St. Valentine's Day and Valentines: A Few Words on the Subject and Parisian Toys Before the Investment. .London, England.1871
Price: $125.00

This book is comprised of three parts. The first part tells the story of St. Valentine, and how we, as a society, got from St. Valentine, to Valentine's Day. This section is 15 pp. The second part of the book, entitled, 'Parisian Toys Before the Investment', tells the story of W. H. Cremer's trip to Paris to purchase toys for his store's inventory during the Franco-Prussian War (also sometimes called the War of 1870). He discusses the tenor of the city as the country went to war, and the difficulties he found in getting some of his toy inventory as well as leaving the country with all of the toys he had purchased. This section of the story consists of 8 pps. The third, and last section of this story are 'Notices from the Press', which are essentially the press reviews for  illustrations and toys, particularly those of Easter Eggs, that Cremer has done in the past. This last section is 10pps. The book ends with four pages of advertisements for toys and books. All the pages are have black and white illustrations, and are gilt edged. The front cover are a peachy color with a gilded stamped title and decorative elements. Measures 6" x 4 3/4". OCLC 3 (June 2019). more info
Elaborate Victoiran Boxed Valentine
Elaborate Multi-Level Valentine in Hinged Box
Price: $140.00

1860s hinged box valentine with   Cameo scrap of woman holding dove. more info
 Friendship Album of Minnie Brutsche filled with Poems, Victorian Cutworks, and Flower Transfers. .New York.1884 - 1904
Friendship Album of Minnie Brutsche filled with Poems, Victorian Cutworks, and Flower Transfers. .New York.1884 - 1904
Price: $150.00

A friendship album from the late 1880s belonging to Minnie Brutsche, a child of German immigrants. The album was given to Minnie by her aunt, Lena Brutsche. The album is full of notes, poems, and quotes from her friends and family. Approximately half the album is in German, including notes from her mother, father, and husband. There are several original acrostic poems that spell out Minnie's name throughout the album, one of which is in German. One note that at first glance appears to have been written by a child, was actually written by an 86 year old woman (she notes her age below her signature). There is even a pressed flower tucked in-between two of the pages. There are variety of illustrations in the album. There are two sketches done in pencil - one of a bunch of flowers, and the other of a sailing boat. Additionally there are three ink drawings of a dog, swan and an owl done by the same person. What is one of the more remarkable pieces of artwork in the album is a watercolor done by Minnie's brother-in--law, which features a theorem style floral design inside a decorative boarder with a quote. There are about 10 embossed Victorian cutwork scraps (many with wear), mainly floral designs. What is the real treasury in the album though are the floral transfers that can be found throughout. They range in size from about an 1 1/2" tall to 5", and there is just shy of a dozen of them scattered throughout the album.   Lastly, there are often short notes from Minnie herself. There are some notes regarding the relationship of the individual to herself, or their career (there are two notes with the phrase 'in candy business' added to them). Additionally Minnie sometimes traces a faded date or phrase. On the two notes written to Minnie by her brother-in-laws, she notes when they died and the age they were at the time of death. The covers are a tan crushed velvet, in a design meant to resemble an animal hide. The interior pages are gild-edged. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 14" To view the album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FK8pdVBTHoxnD5Ho6. The covers show some minor wear caused by rubbing, this is evident on the corners and the back strip. The binding is cracked in places and the pages are loose. There are also a few loose pages, but these appeared to have been cut out at one point and then inserted back into the album. more info
Valentine Marionette - Leprechaun
Little Leprechaun Valentine Mechanical Marionette Toy - Raphael Tuck
Price: $175.00

An 11" x 9" embossed die-cut mechanical marionette paper toy by Raphael Tuck & Sons. Ltd. more info
Plaited Hair & Hearts - Friendship note between cousins. ..c1820s
Plaited Hair & Hearts - Friendship note between cousins. ..c1820s
Price: $175.00

Single-fold 5" x 3  3/4" sheet with sentiment and circle of plaited hair and decorative hand cut paper hearts.  The verse reads: "Dear Cousin will you accept this book, Ts all I have to send, And as often as you read it Please Remember your friend.  Eliaz Ann Nittleton To her Cousin Ann Nettleton." Paper cover lacking. . Bristol CT - Married 1839 more info
Wafer box with 9 Wafers & Photograph
Wafer box with 9 Wafers & Photograph
Price: $175.00

A 1 5/8" in diameter paper covered wafer box with an embossed seal or wafer at top center Contents includes 9 wafers 1/2" in diameter that would have been affixed to the back of the letter perhps with the seal.  Also includes is a 5/8" circular cut-out photograph of an elderly women.  Wafers of various styles, all embossed. more info
Letters of Mary Adeline in Holliston to Lovina Emerson, 1848-1849. ..1848-1849
Letters of Mary Adeline in Holliston to Lovina Emerson, 1848-1849. ..1848-1849
Price: $180.00

Two letters from Mary in Holliston, MA to her friend, Lovina Emerson, in Southboro [sic], MA. The letters detail the life of Mary and her close relationship with Lovina. The letters are almost two years apart and show the changing lifestyles between the two. Mary is teaching while Lovina is starting a family. They have mutual friends that are discussed along with the happenings in their hometown. more info
 Friendship Letter with eternal ring plaited hair from Emma to John Van Syckel. .Mount Pleasant, NJ.1818
Friendship Letter with eternal ring plaited hair from Emma to John Van Syckel. .Mount Pleasant, NJ.1818
Price: $200.00

Affixed to the top of the single-fold note lettersheet is a quadruple plaited eternal ring of hair with an applied ribbon demonstrating the affection of the writer known only as Ella.  The letter reads. Friday June 17, 1818 Dear John, Should misfortune on you fall and the cold world pass you by and still proudly stand the test and meet each Scornful eye or should any dare to whisper a word tho name & would it back to those from Whence it came. Ever Yours Ella Accompanied by an envelope addressed to John (illegible last name) Mount Pleasant, New Jersey. Letter sheet measures 6" x 4". Letterfold. . more info
Lord Byron Miniature - Printed Music and Verse - The Kiss Dear Maid! . Rock & Co..London..c1840
Lord Byron Miniature - Printed Music and Verse - The Kiss Dear Maid! . Rock & Co..London..c1840
Price: $225.00

A 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" letter sheet with intricate embossed border design. Lithograph of the music and first two verses for "The Kiss, Dear Maid!"  Music by Beethoven. Verse by Lord Byron.   Reverse is blank. Rock & Co. London embossed at base. Presumably a love token.. more info
Friendship Token with 2 Pair Paper Woven Hearts with Plaited Hair and Verse. ..
Friendship Token with 2 Pair Paper Woven Hearts with Plaited Hair and Verse. ..
Price: $225.00

A 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" scrap of paper with a pair of woven paper hearts with a plaited hair adornment are found at the top and bottom of the page.  Above the top ornament is penned Hannah P. Roberts and B. Wheaton in the loop of hair at base. The verse reads This little token of respect My youthful friend I give to thee Great not the give er with neglect But do  friend remember me Hannah.   Reverse is blank. . more info
2 vinegar valentines - Maids and Bobbys - 1 original art. Unknown.England. c1870s
2 vinegar valentines - Maids and Bobbys - 1 original art. Unknown.England. c1870s
Price: $250.00

One printed and hand colored and one original art Penny Dreadful valentines with the same theme -- the maid is smitten with the Bobbie and he is smitten with her fare - from mutton to beer. The first, single-fold,  with the maid having the upper hand atop the wall reads "I love you, I love you, and who shall dare? To say that for cold meat I ever did care,  Ah! Juliet, dear Juliet, your Romeo's near, And would not object to a nice mug of beer". The second, a well executed original watercolor piece depicting the subservient maid offering the Bobby  hot mutton is captioned "What Robert, at your old games still?  Well, you can't be blamed 'if cooky will', For love tempt you with nice roast mutton But Robert I fear you're an awful glutton". Reverse and insides of both blank. The original art measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/2". . more info
Stipple engraving of cupid blowing bubbles.
Stipple engraving of cupid blowing bubbles.
Price: $275.00

An 8 1/4" x 11" stipple engraving capteioned at base "Cupid Blowing Bubbles.  London. Pub. June 8, 1808, by H. Sintrenich (Pupil of Bartolozzi) 29 New Bond St.  Whimisical imagery. . more info
Lucinda M. Titus Keepsake - Rings of Hair with Remember Me message. ..[1850]
Lucinda M. Titus Keepsake - Rings of Hair with Remember Me message. ..[1850]
Price: $300.00

A 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" folded paper with two rings of hair held in place with a textured paper diamond. The hand penned sentiment reads "When this you see please dear cousin think of me - Lucinda M. Titus". Most likely Lucinda M. Titus, born 1836, Groton MA. more info
Illuminated Calligraphy with Flora Embellishments - Our Darling Elsie
Illuminated Calligraphy with Flora Embellishments - Our Darling Elsie
Price: $350.00

A 13 1/2" x 10 3/4" card with illustrated  calligraphy reading "Our Darling Elsi __ Mors Janua Vitae--Talitha cumi"  Translating to Death is the gateway to (everlasting) life -- and Little maid, arise (a Syriac or Aramaic expression.  Crests of Agnus Dei and IHS.  Adorned with dried forget-me-nots, daisies, fern and lily of the valley.   Well executed in vibrant colors. Reverse has pen and ink of The Ruin - Mt. Edgcumbe.  with a Milton verse.  Dated Aug. 24, 1887. more info
 The Lady's Own New Sentimental Valentine Writer. or, Poetry of the Heart, being a New and Elegant Collection of Valentines, Addressed to Gentlemen. Turner & Fisher.New York, Philadelphia..c1845
The Lady's Own New Sentimental Valentine Writer. or, Poetry of the Heart, being a New and Elegant Collection of Valentines, Addressed to Gentlemen. Turner & Fisher.New York, Philadelphia..c1845
Price: $350.00

32pp. Pictorial hand colored wrapper.  Includes 88 numbered sentiments for writing valentines for any (male) individual. Perhaps numbered for the ladies of leisure to advise her writer which valentine to pen.  Measures 4 1/2" x 3".  Significant wear with old repairs to cover.  Not found OCLC (5/2018).. more info
Metamorphic Valentine - Rifleman's Call. Mansell.London.
Metamorphic Valentine - Rifleman's Call. Mansell.London.
Price: $350.00

Single-fold 7" x 4 3/4" with lace paper cover and solid cartouche.   At first view one sees a lithograph of a rifleman with a verse titled "The Rifelmans Call".  It reads Roused by the bugles pealing call Into the warlike ranks you fall, But when your sailor calls, I hear, Bys some back door you disappear." The bottom half of the rifleman flips up a gent with a tipped hat and a list of "Town Traitors" appears.  Marked Mansell. Back page embossed "Collection of Helen Benson Matthews".. more info
Scherenschnitte Watchpaper Love Token Cutwork. ..[1850]
Scherenschnitte Watchpaper Love Token Cutwork. ..[1850]
Price: $350.00

A 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" cutwork or scherenschnitte love token with symmetrical hearts with sawtooth cut border decoration.  A token of love and friendship,  Most likely Pennsylvania Dutch. Endearing.. more info
Letters of John H. Wells to Miss Julia Tracy, 1828-1829. ..
Letters of John H. Wells to Miss Julia Tracy, 1828-1829. ..
Price: $375.00

A collection of 5 letters from John H. Wells to his fiancé Julia Tracy. Letters are very neutral, only implying affection when signing off. They depict the planning for marriage, preparing a house, what arrangements to meet again, and generic descriptions of what is occurring during his life. Wells does mention interesting topics such as the Anti-Masonry movement, items needed to set up house, wedding planning, religious sentiment, and contain a sketch of a house floor plan. The letters are sent to Tracy in Middletown, CT and come from Wells in Puluski and Richland, NY. more info
Folded Paper Pocket Love Token - Miss A. Hill with Plaited Hair. ..
Folded Paper Pocket Love Token - Miss A. Hill with Plaited Hair. ..
Price: $375.00

A paper pocket with four sides and a back paper closure.  Borders edges in light blue watercolor. An watercolor eternal wreath of flowers adorns the cover  Miss A. Hils is penned in the center. May love & friendship peace unite, and fill our days with sweet delight; And when, O when we close our eyes, May we be blessed above the sky... It concludes "Remember me your Friend. Enclosed is a finely plaited circle of hair. Measures 2" x 2". . more info
 2 1/4" Scherenschnitte Cutwork Love Token. ..1860s
2 1/4" Scherenschnitte Cutwork Love Token. ..1860s
Price: $400.00

A 2 1/2" mirror-image cutwork with Pennsylvania Dutch love symbols including paired flowers, birds and hearts.  Naive and dear.. more info
 Intricate Canivet or Nun cut Cutwork, with decorations on both sides. ..c1780s
Intricate Canivet or Nun cut Cutwork, with decorations on both sides. ..c1780s
Price: $400.00

A 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"  intricate and delicate cutwork presumably from France, created by nuns in the 1780s or 1790s.  Note the razor slits and pinprick at base. Watercolor decoration with  AB or NB seated on a green grass with flowers above.  The reverse has the Eye of Providence above a Flaming Heart atop the landscape.  Intended to foster good will. . more info
15 Paper & Fabric Hand Made Multilayer Whimsies - Red White and Blue. ..c1865
15 Paper & Fabric Hand Made Multilayer Whimsies - Red White and Blue. ..c1865
Price: $475.00

In two (2) shapes and sizes.  The first are 2" in diameter sawtooth cut circles with graduated circles of white paper and red fabric.  The larger are 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" heart shapes.   All of the layers are stitched in place with thread.. more info
John Greenleaf WhittierAutographed Cabinet Card, Manuscript Sign Verse and pen and ink of "The Captain's Well" 1870s-1880s
John Greenleaf WhittierAutographed Cabinet Card, Manuscript Sign Verse and pen and ink of "The Captain's Well" 1870s-1880s
Price: $500.00

A grouping of materials related to Whittier.  The first is a cabinet card with Whittier's signature at base.  The second is a 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" page from an autograph album with what seems to be an original verse penned and signed by John G. Whittier, Amesbury 1878.  The reverse has an drawing by Alice C. Boynton, Boston MA. The third is a 4" x 4 1/2" piece of shingle with a pen and ink somewhat naive drawing of "The Captain's Well".  It is captioned "And I knew in that vision beyong the sea, The very place where my well must be". Penned on the reverse "Picture of the 'Captian's Well' at Amesbury on a shingle from John G. Whittier's House in Amesbury". This is being sold only as an illustration, there has been no attempt to confirm that the wood shingle is from Whittier's home. The final item is a snippet from a letter penned by Whittier.. more info
Cupid's Bower Hand-colored Advertisement. ..
Cupid's Bower Hand-colored Advertisement. ..
Price: $500.00

An 8" x 10 3/4" advertisement for "Cupid's Bower". Official title - Cupid' s bower, or The poetical garden of love: a collection of original valentines calculated to convey the sentiments of the heart in language neat, chaste, and expressive.  It features a courting couple at center seated on a bench as he applies a floral wreath on her head.  This is surrounded by four (4) vignettes of courtship - with Cupid playing a hand in each scene.  Hand colored.. more info
Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916. .United Kingdom.
Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916. .United Kingdom.
Price: $550.00

A friendship album from the United Kingdom full of quotes, poetry, and twenty-two (22) original artwork pieces, from 1915-1916. The covers are leather with the word 'Album' gilded onto the front cover.  The pages are gilded-edge as well. Some notably poetry in the album is the "Hey, diddle, diddle," poem by Mother Goose, and an original poem entitled "The Taxi". Below is a line from that poem: "Hark the Taxi's at the door- Tick! Tick! Tick! Every tick a little more- Tick! Tick! Tick!" The art work in the album showcases a wide variety of skill levels, and mediums, such as ink, pencil, color pencils, and watercolors. Of note is an ink drawing of a Colonel, a watercolor of a Swedish maiden in clogs on the waterfront, an ink drawing with a poem about a little naughty bear, an watercolor and pencil drawing of "A Song for Five Fingers", a watercolor of a fairy at play, a watercolor of "Little Black Sambo", and a beautiful abstract watercolor of ballerina with a colorful tutu, Also Included is even a needle and thread with the line "A stitch in time, saves nine." Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/9Jdw4rquwvVrJvAc9. Covers show minor wear due to age and rubbing. Bind is loose, with a few pages semi-detached. There is edge wear on the bottom of the backstrip, and the top is missing a portion. That missing section continues onto the back cover. more info
Fine embossed die-cut Love Token with Hidden Message printed on Silk. ..1800
Fine embossed die-cut Love Token with Hidden Message printed on Silk. ..1800
Price: $600.00

A deeply embossed card created in two layers with three different types of material.  The top layer is a deeply embossed light olive color.  The scene depicts a deity or lovely woman and two cherubs in a garden scene. Entwined vine border decoration with roses cascading above. A center cartouche cut-out exposes a deeply embossed Cupid with arrow in hand on a bright orange coated stock. Finally the lower right corner lifts to expose a German language poem of love and friendship printed on silk.  Inscribed on reverse in German and dated 1800.   Measures 5" x 3 3/4". Elegant and fine.. more info
 Original Pen & Watercolor Eternal Knot of Love Extra Illustrated with a man and a women, pairs of hearts and hands and flowers and lovebirds c1840s
Original Pen & Watercolor Eternal Knot of Love Extra Illustrated with a man and a women, pairs of hearts and hands and flowers and lovebirds c1840s
Price: $725.00

A 6 1/2" x 10 1/2" hand penned  and watercolor eternal knot of love with a continuous intersection verse committing one's affection.  Of particular note in this love knot is the paired illustrations in the central grid.  They include pairs or couples;  a man and a woman, hands, hearts, love birds, roses, forget-me-nots and trees.  Floral  embellishments amidst the   wandering and twining verse reads: This is love and worth commending still beginning never ending like a love knot that is twining in a round still up at squaring in and out whose ever angle more and more doth entangle still hath a measure still in moving never fair but always loving twining arms extending kisses each partaking others blisses true love is a precious treasure loves aching weeping still together both in one bliss in either never breaking ever bending this is love worth commending. . Letter folds. Single separation on fold line. Light toning. more info
Victorian Remembrance  with Plaited Hair from 25 different people - Blond Hair 1870s
Victorian Remembrance with Plaited Hair from 25 different people - Blond Hair 1870s
Price: $750.00

A 10" x 8" sheet with a variety of designs of plaited hair from 25 different people held in place with miniature Victorian floral scraps. From a single loop or strands to elaborate weavings of multiple hair chains and loops. Intricate fine weave.  Of particular note is that all of the hair in this work is blond with the exception of one light brown strand at the lower left.  Housed in rustic tramp art frame.  This would have most likely been a family remembrance piece.. more info