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Valentine Greeting from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll No.1. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
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 Valentine Greeting  from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll No.1. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
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. .
Valentine Greeting from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll Holding a Doll No.2. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
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 Valentine Greeting  from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll Holding a Doll No.2. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
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.  .
Barmaid Vinegar Valentine - Oh what a bob! and what a Chin! . ..1850s
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Barmaid Vinegar Valentine - Oh what a bob! and what a Chin! . ..1850s
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..
Snuffer Vinegar Valentine - A Snuffer I abhor. ..1838-1842
Price: $60.00
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Snuffer Vinegar Valentine - A Snuffer I abhor. ..1838-1842
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..
Hand made Birch Paper Valentine - February 14th, 1896 (St. Valentine's Day). ..1896
Price: $75.00
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 Hand made Birch Paper Valentine - February 14th, 1896 (St. Valentine's Day). ..1896
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. .
Tiered Peach Lace Paper with applied Silk Flower, Elaborate Design; Near Gaudy. ..1850s-60s
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 Tiered Peach Lace Paper with applied Silk Flower, Elaborate Design; Near Gaudy. ..1850s-60s
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.
Octavo Valentine with Elaborate Windsor Lace Paper with Hidden Message. ..1840s-1850s
Price: $100.00
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Octavo Valentine with Elaborate Windsor Lace Paper with Hidden Message. ..1840s-1850s
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). .
Octavo - with Tiered Lace Paper and Theorem Style Floral Design. ..1850s
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Octavo - with Tiered Lace Paper and Theorem Style Floral Design. ..1850s
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. .
Civil War Era - Hand colored valentine - Strolling Couple. .American. .1860-1870
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Civil War Era - Hand colored valentine - Strolling Couple. .American. .1860-1870
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.
Octavo - Double Lace Valentine with applied image with "Real Hair". Endearing verse. . ..1890s
Price: $100.00
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 Octavo - Double Lace Valentine with applied image with "Real Hair".  Endearing verse. . ..1890s
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. .
Octavo - Elaborate Lace Paper Elegant Woman holding a Hand Fan in a Garden. ..
Price: $110.00
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Octavo - Elaborate Lace Paper Elegant Woman holding a Hand Fan in a Garden. ..
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. .