C.1925 Stand Up MECHANICAL Valentine - 9" High - Boy Offering Flowers to a Girl
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Both Art and I love paper and with Art’s collection from the past 50 years and my collection from the last 30 years, we have a lot of ephemera to offer on Ruby Lane. It is going to take some time to get it all listed, but when we finish, there should be something to tempt anyone who visits the shop. Up for offer now…..
AGE: Dated Feb 14, 1925
ITEM: A large stand- up mechanical valentine, printed in Germany and absolutely adorable. Depicting a young couple dressed Victorian style, the little blonde haired girl in pink is about to receive a bouquet of flowers from her paramour. The boy actually looks more like a girl and he raises his left hand to present the flowers to his lady love. The poem reads " They say that glue and mucilage Will mend as good as new, But nothing in this world can mend, My broken heart but you." Awwwwwww. Easel at the back so the valentine can stand on its own.
CONDITION: Very good front - back has a lot of pencil and ink writing - 10 cents, Feb 14, 1925, Love and a big kiss to my little valentine - Hazel D. Slight age marks on the edges but no tears, cuts, etc.
NOTE: The cards always look better in person than in my scans/photos.
HALLMARKS: Printed in Germany along with the makers mark (G in an artists palette) that reads TRADEMARK.
SIZE: 9-3/8" high x 5-1/3" wide.
FINAL COMMENTS: One of the hard ones to find!
FURTHER NOTE: I can put an awful lot of paper into one envelope so be assured, if you buy more than 1 piece of paper, I will adjust the postage once I receive the purchase order. And please, don’t pay until I HAVE revised the postage. Thanks.
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