Unused Salesmans Sample Antique 4 Layer Paper Lace Victorian Die Cut Velvet Ribbon Valentine with Cupid Graphic
Dating to the late 1800s may I offer this salesman sample - a HUGE Antique Victorian paper lace Valentine featuring a 5 layer top. The base of the card is colored embossed paper - the inside graphic depicts a Cupid holding a very large message to the recipient. On top of the brick red and gold base is another layer of paper in colors of light blue and white; this page has cherub, floral and bird graphics (hard to see due to the top layers almost covering them). Above the pale blue layer is a piece of paper lace, cream in color. Above the cream paper lace is another piece of paper lace, this time in colors of gold and white. On top of the gold paper lace are 4 Victorian die cuts - 2 angels (over some paper ferns - one of which is missing a piece at the top) and 2 tokens - one reads Affections Offering and the other Friendship. At the very center of the card is another die cut which reads Ever Faithful. The reverse of the card has a bit of tape and scrap album residue (black paper). The card bears the notation of the stock number and price - #85 at $1.50.
Condition: Unused condition and save for the bit of fern missing and 1 small tear in a bit of the blue and white paper (not visible) , the piece is in as perfect condition as when first shown.
Hallmarks: None that I can spot.
Size: 9-1/2" high x 6-3/4" wide at the base.
Final Comments: Extremely fine!
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Victorian 4 Layer Paper Lace Valentine