Thursday, January 28, 2010

Love All - Tennis Valentine Cards

I'm ALL SET for a LOVE MATCH with you.

3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
circa 1950s
Mechanical Flat

I'll raise a RACQUET if you won't be my Valentine.

Rare Badmitten Card

 My Valentine Shuttle-cock and Battle-dore Is a game that I adore, But I love you, oh, much more.

Rare Shuttle-cock and Battle-dore (an early version of badmitten played with a different style racket)
Circa 1910s
made in Bavaria
published by Ernest Nister/E P Dutton
No. 1154
Part of a series featuring different sports

You're just the Match for Me Valentine!

2 1/2" x 5"
circa 1950s
also seen as 2 1/8" x 2 3/8" w/o text

To My Valentine.

2 7/8" x 3 1/8"
circa 1920s
made in Germany

To my Valentine

4 3/4" x 2 3/4"
circa 1920s/1930s
made in GERMANY

Dear Valentine, I hope this RACKET will NET me a Little Love from my Valentine

3 5/8" x 4 1/2" (4 1/2" x 7 1/4" opened)
circa 1940s
made by A-MERI-CARD

See this tennis ball of mine I'll hit it to my Valentine.

mechanical card
circa 1920s/1930s
made in Germany

Valentine's Greetings.

circa 1920s

1 comment:

  1. Wow! These wonderul creations from so many years ago are priceless. I am amazed as I look at your collection, the creativity that went into a message about just about everything. These are truly fine art...all of the Valentines. And what writers we had then. You just don't see these anymore.