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3 Valentines Depict Popular Culture of the 1930s--Roller Skating, Scottie, Telephones & a Crooners
3 Valentines Depict Popular Culture of the 1930s--Roller Skating, Scottie, Telephones & a Crooners
Price: $25.00

Top left is a blonde girl with pigtails dialing the phone looking for a ring. Top right is a girl roller skating carrying a special message. Her Scottie dog is at her feet. Below a boy croons with a large microphone. . He has a big yellow bow tie with red hearts. The verse reads, ? I?m not SINATRA  I?m not BING but for you Valentine I sure can SING.? The final is the timeless teen on the phone. Condition: excellent. Pencil inscriptions on reverse. more info
Heart Shaped Parchment and Rivet Art Nouveau Valentine w Clover Flowers & Brundage Image
Heart Shaped Parchment and Rivet Art Nouveau Valentine w Clover Flowers & Brundage Image
Price: $30.00

Heart shaped valentine, applied parchment with clover leaves and flower design held in place with rivets.  Clover flowers held in place with rivets with a pretty young girl dressed in green at center. 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
Art Nouveau Influenced Valentine Gift Book, “Heartiest Good Wishes.”
Art Nouveau Influenced Valentine Gift Book, “Heartiest Good Wishes.”
Price: $30.00

An 8 pp booklet with embossed heavy stock covers. Art Nouveau Influenced  cover design with poppies and flowing greenery.  An applied die-cut at center of  girl while seated among the giant violets.  An anonymous rhyming valentine verse within.  In-text and full page color illustrations of a young girl harvesting violets and later holly.  Also includes scene of cats and kitten playing London Bridges --most unusual for a book of this nature. Condition: s excellent. more info
Tulip and Rose Art Nouveau Rivet and Parchment Valentine with Die-cut of Brundage girl with Hoop
Tulip and Rose Art Nouveau Rivet and Parchment Valentine with Die-cut of Brundage girl with Hoop
Price: $35.00

Art Nouveau influence with tulip and rose background and applied iris on parchment, held in place with rivets.  Brundage girl with hoop. more info
Mechanical Valentine Magician with Parrot is trying a Trick with Monkey and Mice
Mechanical Valentine Magician with Parrot is trying a Trick with Monkey and Mice
Price: $35.00

Mechanical Valentine Magician more info
Valentine With Applied Scrap Center of Colorful Flowers
Valentine With Applied Scrap Center of Colorful Flowers
Price: $40.00

A single fold embossed valentine with an applied scrap depicting an array of spring flowers.  A small floral scrap that reads, “Truthful.”  Condition: small area of discoloration upper left. Scrapbook residue and pencil inscription on reverse. 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
Marcus Ward -Lace Valentine Card with Dandy and His Girl Smelling a Rose under the Arbor
Marcus Ward -Lace Valentine Card with Dandy and His Girl Smelling a Rose under the Arbor
Price: $45.00

Ward -Lace Valentine Card with Dandy more info
Gold Enhanced Valentine with Lace Paper Heart Surrounding Cupid
Gold Enhanced Valentine with Lace Paper Heart Surrounding Cupid
Price: $45.00

Lacey Cupid in a Heart with Small Scrap Face more info
"Wood" Lace Paper Valentine with Mirror and Scrap Horse C1850
"Wood" Lace Paper Valentine with Mirror and Scrap Horse C1850
Price: $45.00

"Wood" Lace Paper Valentine 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
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
 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
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
Color Lithograph Valentine with Watercolor Finishing - Lovely Lady in Rose Garden
Color Lithograph Valentine with Watercolor Finishing - Lovely Lady in Rose Garden
Price: $85.00

A single-fold printed color lithograph illustration of lovely woman seated in rose garden.  Enhanced with watercolor on roses and ivy border decoration.  The verse begins “Would I might kiss that crimson lip... Inside blank. c1850s. Envelope folds, otherwise fine. 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
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
Fine Lace Paper Valentine with Light Stepping Gent Hand Colored Lithograph
Fine Lace Paper Valentine with Light Stepping Gent Hand Colored Lithograph
Price: $125.00

A single-fold  valentine with  fine lace paper cover.  A hand colored lithograph at center depicts a light stepping or dancing gent in a garden.  It is captioned “Who can behold thee dearest, and not love”. Inside blank.  No maker noted.  Also includes embossed envelop addressed to Lizzie Bassett, Worcester, Mass. Condition: small corner chip upper left.  Overall excellent. c1850. more info
Quarto Handcolored  Lithograph Valentine
Quarto Handcolored Lithograph Valentine with Gentleman and Cupid – Women in Yonder Window…c1830s
Price: $200.00

A hand colored lithograph printed quarto valentine depicting a stately gentleman at the garden’s gate being advised by Cupid. more info
Valentine with Eggwash Quarto Color
Quarto Color Lithograph Valentine with Eggwash Hand Finish Depicting Courting Couple in a Garden c 1840.
Price: $225.00

Finely embossed lace paper w color lithograph  eggwash hand finish depicts an early Victorian couple while strolling through a garden – he plucks a pink rose matching her costume. more info
Exceptional  Delicate Open-Out Valentine - Cupid Rides Swan Pulling Flower Cart
Exceptional Delicate Open-Out Valentine - Cupid Rides Swan Pulling Flower Cart
Price: $225.00

A delicate tricycle flower cart apparatus with Cupid sitting on a swan at the front wheel. The cart is comprised of gold embossed die-cut Victorian scrap with three (3) attached wheels; in the front and on both sides. Atop the cart are tiers of forget-me-nots and a note reading A token of affection.  Condition: overall fine; few repairs at the top of the forget-me-nots.  Please note: I will provide instructions on opening (it’s simple if you do it right, but could be a problem if you don’t...) more info