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[Hendersonville, North Carolina]: March 23rd, 1908. A letter written to "Dearest" from "Your devoted friend", giving the heartbreaking news of the death of an acquaintance, Mrs. Gurley of Hendersonville (tragically, her husband Professor E.W. Gurley would die later that year in November, leaving their daughter Fayetta Gurley orphaned). The author.....
Hand-colored Valentine, Love and Friendship
[United Kingdom]: 1840s. Lithographed Valentine with hand coloring, depicting a handsome couple against a rural countryside town backdrop, and with verse below: "Licensed by Valentines Saint, / Our sex on this day may reveal / The hopes, and the fears, and the plaints, / That on others they're forced to.....
Love Tokens, Love & Friendship,
United States: 1880s. An accordion-style, heart-shaped folding love token pocket (4.25" by 4.5") with navy ribbon closures at top and bottom. Chromolithograph in gold with hand-stenciled coloring, it features a few lines of pretty verse on both faces: "fair Flora sends these treasures here, The pride of all the blooming.....
Reward of Merit, Made by Hand,
May happiness thy steps attend In this role of tears my friend And when this vale of tears is shed And we are numbered with the dead Oh! may we reach that happy shore Where we shall meet to part no more By "???" Frantz (most likely a sibling).
Valentine, Love & Friendship, Courtship
1830s. Single page sheet with two cut-out and applied lithographs of gents; one appearing to be a barber. A rather odd accompaniment to the verse that reads: Good Morning valentine Ye virgins who hear; learn example from this Take care how you finally to part with a kiss Conceal for.....
A 5" x 2 3/4" mechanical, die cut valentine card. This is officer #14 looking mean. He has ona full uniformand he is carrying a Billy club. The verse is simple 'I want to COP your Heart.' If you movehis head you will see a young boy's smiling face. Above.....
Love Token, Hair, Bookmark
Watercolor, Miniature, Allegory
mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine, victorian valentine
A die cut 4 3/4 " x 4" valentine card. This card has a policeman driving a motorcycle with a side car filled with valentines and blue forget-me-nots. He is looking over his shoulder at a smiling girl holding a letter. She also is holding a heart. The sentiment on.....
mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine, motorcycle
A 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" die cut, fold back valentine. This card is simple and has a red antique motorcycle with a side car. The girl in the side car is dressed in a blue wrap. The sentiment is 'To My Valentine.' The condition is good. Back has self-easel.
Brothers and Sisters, Siblings, Valentine, Love and Friendship
[United States]: c.1850s. A sweet Valentine from brother to sister, with hand colored wood engraving, that reads: "Sister, there's magic in thy voice, / There's thrilling love within thine eye, / To make my bounding heart rejoice, / Or soothe it with thy tender sigh. / There's an angel lent.....
France: c.1890. A cheeky April Fools Day card die-cut to resemble a skirt that, when opened, reveals a fold-out pop-up of a woman in her undergarments. The printed message inside reads (loosely translated): "First of April. When you take off your petticoat, I already find you pretty; but take off.....
mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine
A 5 1/2" x 2 3/4" die cut, easel back, Nister Valentine. This card depicts three hearts. She holds a third hart. The girl is standing on a red heart; the back ground depicts a white heart with blue edges and the third heart she is holding behind her. She.....
die-cut valentine, Nister
Two (2) diecut Nister Valentines One with acourting couples: verse ' To My Sheetheart - Valentine, I Love But You, Tell Me that You Love Me Too.' The other a single girls:verse' My Heart Is Loving, Warm And True, To-Day I Offer it To You - To My Valentine. Each.....
Paper with a Secret, Novelty Valentine, Women, Love and Friendship, Gender Roles
124 Cheapside, London: F. Passmore, . A single fold lace paper valentine titled "The requisite Contents of a Ladys' Dressing Case? Without these Articles none can be Complete The case is a paper grid with 20 presumed beauty with a larger casket at center. Includes items as Best Court Plaister.....
Love and Friendship, Valentine, Women's History, Lace Paper
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.....
Love and Friendship, Lace Paper, Theorem
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.....
Love and Friendship, Lace Paper, Octavo, Windsor
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.....
valentines, honeycomb, open-out valentine, paper dolls, early 20th century valentine, valentines with children
An embossed, die cut, 7 1/2" x 4 1/2" multi-tier valentine card with the Frances Brundage style of sweet innocent faces. The base has a verse 'Love's Choice'. When folded down the first tier has a basket of love birds fluttering around with roses. The second tier are love birds.....
valentines, victorian valentines, art nouveau valentine, open out honeycomb valentine
Two embossed die-cut Victorian identical Victorian scraps of a push card of roses separated by a die cut wheel of forget-me-nots with a vibrant red honeycomb at top and base. The front tier is a die-cut love bird clutching a rose in it’s beak. Base captioned “Loving Thoughts”. Marked Printed.....
eclectibles, valentines, honeycomb, open-out valentine, paper dolls, vintage paper dolls, paper americana, ephemera, paper toy, menus, children's books, early 20th century valentine, valentines with children
An embossed, 7 1/2" x 8" die cut, open-out love birds, 'wedding wagon' with several tiers. The first tier has a wheel with 3 love birds. Inside the wheel are two love birds with forget-me-nots in the shape of hearts. The second tier has a some roses with a love.....
Love & Friendship, Original Watercolor, Folk Art, Eternal Knot of Love
c1840s. 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.....
Postcard,Valentine,Tuck,R F Outcault
A postcard valentine depicting a paper scroll with a Buster Brown like boy and his dog both with left eye winking. The boy is dressed in red, holding a freshly painted heart has paint splatter at his feet. The verse reads, “Heres a Wireless Telegram that I will Send to.....
die-cut valentine, anthropomorphism
A die cut, 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" valentine card. The card is adorable and depicts a girl and dog sitting on top of a peach. The verse on the front 'It Will Be Peachy' once open 'If You'll Be My Valentine.' The back of the card has a sentiment.....