This large Valentine's Day card is just adorable -- a happy boy paddles a canoe for his sweetheart, a demure little blonde girl clasping a large heart. On the heart shape sail is written, "Just me and you in a little canoe my Valetine"
It is a "motion" or mechanical card -- if you move the tab at the bottom, the canoe will rock up and down in the "water" as the little boy "paddles."
This die-cut card was given on Valentine's Day 1923 to my Uncle Barton Armstrong by his Cousin Carrie. It has been stored away with other items from my mother's estate, all these years since.
SIZE is large: The "water" base is 6 inches across and it is just over 5.5 inches from the very top of the sail to the bottom edge of the base.
CONDITION: Colors are bright and beautiful with NO stains or fading. IMPORTANT: This card has been used. It appears the bottom part of the paddle is missing. ALSO - see our photos - the little tab at the bottom is missing a part; it originally was longer and would have extended crossways through the slot in the base, so the tab handle would be sticking out the right side instead of the bottom.
ALSO: There are several creases, including one across the boy's neck/shoulder (BEST SEEN ON THE BACK VIEW). The little metal hinge clips have loosened with age.
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