Thursday, July 22, 2010

You're PURR-fect for Me! Valentine Cats


Don't be backward about coming forward to be my Valentine.

4" x 4"
circa 1930s 
Novelty Card - Black Cat is a cut-out adhered to the card only at its bottom
 made in USA

by Carrington
'C' in Tree Logo


My Valentine Le Me Stay in Your Heart.

4" x 4 1/4"
circa 1920s
Standing

A Token of Affection.

3 3/8" x 5 1/8"
circa 1910s, 1920s
flat
Cat in suit with tails, Bowler Hat and Attache Case
marked: Germany 

I want you for my Valentine!

3" x 4 7/8"
circa 1930s
Flat
Black Cat with Bow on Neck
marked: Made in USA


My Sweet Valentine Do I love YOU? ~ You can bet your BOOTS I do!

3 1/2" x 4 1/4" (4 1/4" x 6 3/8" opened)
circa 1930s, 1940s
assymetrical french fold
by Doubl-Glo


I've got you for My Valentine

3 1/8" x 5 1/4"
circa 1910s/1920s
made in Germany
Cat holding a small dog that looks like George E. Studdy's Bonzo character
Flat with easel stand on the back

Valentine Greetings.

folding stand-up card
circa 1940s


Loving Greetings.

with easel stand
circa 1910s/1920s
made in Germany


 Don't PUSSY-FOOT be my Valentine.

3 1/8" x 4 7/8"
circa 1950s
mechanical flat
made in USA
by A-Meri-Card
marked: L-4581

To My Valentine.

3" x 4"
circa 1920s/1930s
Strange Cat with Exaggerated Whiskers
made in Germany
Above and below cards are part of a series



To My Valentine.

mechanical card
3" x 4"
circa 1920s/1930s
Strange Cat with Exaggerated Whiskers
made in Germany



To My Valentine.

2 3/4" x 4"
circa 1920s/1930s
Strange Cat with Exaggerated Whiskers
made in Germany

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

You Get My Motor Running! Motorcycle Valentines


Dear Valentine

3 3/4" x 4"
circa 1910s, 1920s 
Flat with Easel Stand on the Back
 marked: printed in Germany

Joyville ~ To My Valentine with me the paths of joy you'll find for we'll leave all cross-roads behind.

3" x 3 1/2" (3 1/2" x 5 7/8" opened)
circa 1930s

There's no SPEED LIMIT Valentine and the road's clear so C'mon and be mine!

Folded
dated 1934

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Submissive Love/Dominant Love - Dictators and Slaves

I'll wash the dishes, Scrub the floors, and make 'em fairly shine, And be your willing slave if you will be my Valentine

features a figure on his knees scrubbing
circa 1940s/1950s
made in USA
I would like you for my DICTATOR Valentine because my heart is all out for you!

3 1/2" x 4 5/8" (4 5/8" x 7" opened)
circa 1940s
made in USA by Doubl-Glo
marked:  P1701-1
a very unusual theme for a valentine

Come down OFF YOUR PERCH as my valentine you'd be a BIRDIE.

2 3/4" x 4"
circa 1940s
girl with wings kept in a cage

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Love with a BANG! Guns on Valentines


Bang! I'm LOADED with love 4 u! Valentine.

2 1/2" x 4 7/8"
circa 1950s
Flat
made in USA


You've STOLEN MY HEART! Be my Valentine will you?

2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
circa 1940s/1950s
Thief wearing mask with Heart-Covered Bag of Loot
Flat
marked: 25 CV1-18

Be my Valentine! Hands up! Hands up! Don't cry or start I merely want to steal your heart!

4 1/8" x 3 5/8"
dated 1943
made in USA


To My Valentine ~ Make it snappy Give me your Heart!

3 3/4" x 3" x 1 3/4" (7 3/8" x 3" opened)
circa 1920s, 1930s
made in USA
marked with a triangle with 'K' and 'L' on either side

 I want to STEAL your Heart my Valentine.

Robber hops a fence
with revolver in his hand
5" x 5" (flat)
circa 1930s/1940s


I'd play a LADY BANDIT part to try to steal away your Heart!
For you're the thief, dear Valentine, who has already stolen mine!

4 1/2" x 3 1/8" (3 1/8" x 7 5/8" flat)
circa 1930s/1940s
made in USA

I can't sub-merge my love for you so be my valentine please do!  Snap it love.

odd card with figures on a moving submarine and a hand gun.


Valentine! Don't give me THE AIR. Let's take the air together Snap it. Shoot the works Be Mine.

3 3/8" x 4 3/8"
circa 1940s, 1950s 
 Mechanical Flat
 made in USA

Lookout Valentine I'm AIMING to make you mine.  And I don't aim to miss.

Revolver with cow on handle
made in USA

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tools and Hardware


I've picked you for my Valentine.

3 1/4" x 3"
circa 1930s, 1940s
made in USA
Flat

I'm LEVEL ing with you - I want you for my Valentine.

2 1/2" x 6 1/4"
circa 1950s, 1960s
Flat
made in USA
marked: 756 8


Don't BRUSH me off! I'm crazy about you Valentine!

3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
circa 1950s
made in USA
by A-Meri-Card
marked: x-107

 You are something to a-DOOR
Our love HINGES on this ~ Will you be Mine?

4 3/4" x 5 1/4"
circa 1930s
made by CARRINGTON


Can I CHISEL in on some of your love.

3 3/4" x 3 1/4"
circa 1940s
made in USA
marked: 101

To My Sweetheart I'm taking STEPS to make you My Valentine.

3" x 4 5/8"
circa 1930s
Flat
made in Germany

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Angelic Love - Angels and Cupids


 Looking For a Valentine.

2 1/4" x 4"
circa 1910s, 1920s
Flat

 To my Valentine

2" x 3 7/8"
circa 1910s
smoking cupid
attributed to Jason Freixas
(a few sources spell the last name differently, moving the 'i' to the other side of the 'x': Jason Frexias)
flat
made in Germany

To my Valentine ~ When Cupid knocks at your house, Don't let him turn away Sad-heartedly concluding, "Nobody home to-day."

3 1/4" x 2 5/8" (2 5/8' x 6 1/2" opened)
circa 1930s
Cupid in Envelope of Flowers
Single Fold

A Token of Love.

2 5/8" x 4"
circa 1910s, 1920s
flat
Blacksmith Cupid with Anvil and Hammer
marked: Printed in Germany

To my Valentine.

3 3/8" x 3 1/2"
dated 1927
made in Germany

My heart's in the CLOUDS when I think of you, dear Valentine!

2 1/4" x 5"
Unusual Flying Lady (Angel?) wearing Goggles
circa 1940s

CUPID's not STUPID
Say you'll be mine!

3 1/8" x 4"
circa 1930s
made in USA


I'm just bustin' with Love for you my Valentine.

circa 1930s
made in USA

HALO Angel Won't you WING your way to me Valentine.

circa 1950s
flat


When a straight shooter like Cupid says y're my Valentine you ARE my Valentine!  More Love, Love.

Mechanical Card
made in USA