Here's an exceptionally beautiful Valentine card! Since it has no manufacture's mark I could not verify that it was made in Germany, however every detail in the construction indicates that it was. It is also typical of those made during the 1890's through the 1900's, using the die-cut process and building layer upon layer of details, each with a different kind of paper, print and color. Inside there is a beautiful verse printed with an added embellishment of birds in a garden. In addition to the card is the rarely found original envelope, beautifully embossed and addressed to the receiver, who obviously loved it so much that it was carefully preserved through the years! This is truly a special one of a kind Valentine! It measures 6" by 8" and the envelope is slightly larger; the card is in near mint condition, and the envelope, as you can see, was torn from opening.
Antique Die Cut Valentine