Early 1900s Carrington Die Cut, Layered, Lacy, Gilded Valentine, Girl with Parasol & Cat, Heart & Rose Appliques

This colorful, whimsical valentine greeting card is 7 1/8" x 5 1/8". It has an upper layer of fancy, die cut scrolls, plumes and florals - placed on the accordion-type tabs to give a two-tiered, layered effect (please see closeup photos). The bottom layer is embossed and brightly gilded and has ornate fans, hearts, ribbons, and florals. The central scene features a vivid graphic of a little girl sitting in a window seat - along with her white cat. She wears a blue-checked dress, holds a blue parasol and a heart box of candy ("Sweets for the Sweetest"). Two appliques decorate the lacy upper layer - a gilded yellow rose and a gilded red heart with a little doll and the phrase "I would like to be your little doll".

The interior has an illustration of a boy presenting flowers to a girl. The verse reads: "Be My Valentine. All dressed up / in my Sunday best / Everything so fine / Happy I'll be / if you will choose me / for your Valentine".

The valentine card is in excellent condition with minimal edge wear, no missing or torn areas, minimal fading to graphics or gilding - only a couple of very shallow creases on two corners. The back is marked Carrington Co, Chicago, Ill and has the tree with "G" trademark. It is identified as "Made in USA" and as H6051.

An appealing addition for your collection or displayed in a frame in your home or given as a gift. Thanks for taking time to look around in my shop!

Item ID: RL3999

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$22 USD

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