Friday, November 12, 2010

Boats, Canoes, Lighthouses

Love one another but make not a bond of love: rather let it be a moving sea between the shores of your souls ~ Kahlil Gibran


To My Valentine.

4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
circa 1910s, 1920s
Flat with Easel Stand
marked: Printed in Germany

I Love you - I would sail the ocean blue Sweetheart just to be with you.

3" x 5 1/8"
circa 1930s, 1940s
Mechanical Flat
made in USA

My Love - I can SEA You as My Dear Valentine.

3 7/8" x 4 7/8"
circa 1950s, 1960s
Folded
with silver glitter detailing
 
My Valentine - I'd like to SAIL into you heart.

4 3/8" x 2"
circa 1950s
Flat
marked: x-602/2

I couldn't SKIP-per date like this, for a Valentine like you.

5" x 6 3/8"
1930s
Fold-Out
made in USA


Valentine Greetings Searching for Romance

4 3/4" x 2 1/2"
dated 1935
Mechanical Flat
made in Germany


I'm H'anchor'ing for you, Valentine ~ I've an ocean of Love All for you, Valentine And you'd ought to come in - 'Cause the water's just fine!

3 3/4" x 5 3/8"
circa 1930s, 1940s
with attached metal anchor charm
French Fold
made in USA
by Gibson Brothers
marked: GB (in rectangle logo) 8428 on the back



I'm looking for my Valentine

7" x 3 3/4"
circa 1930s
mechanical card 

Lithograph by Stecher
marked '21'
made in USA

I'm all at sea Won't you be my Valentine?

5 1/4" x 5 3/4"
circa 1940s
mechanical card
made in USA


I ad-OAR you, My Valentine ~ So don't take the wind out of my sails. Be Mine!

3 1/2" x 4 1/4" (4 1/2" x 6 3/4" opened)
circa 1940s
by Doubl-Glo
Modified French Fold
made in USA



I'm PUT-PUT-PUTTING Myself Right into Your Heart Valentine!

circa 1950s, 1960s
5 5/8" x 3 1/8"
marked: P-917/4 Litho in U.S.A.



You're MOTOR me than I can say, Valentine.

circa 1930s, 1940s
made in USA

 When you're looking for a Valentine Don't SKIP the SKIPPER.

6 5/8" x 5 1/4"
circa 1940s/1950s
by Carrington
marked 'E' in tree logo


There is lots of room for two
Can't I speed away with you
If your idea's the same as mine
why not be my valentine.

3 5/8" x 3" (3" x 6 3/8" open)
circa 1930s



Loving Thoughts

3 5/8" x 2 3/4"
circa 1930s
 Mechanical Flat
marked: made in Germany


To my Valentine.
6 1/8" x 5 7/8"
circa 1920s/1930s
likely an unsigned Charles Twelvetrees
made in GERMANY


To my Valentine.

3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
circa 1920s
made in GERMANY


You're my Sweetheart in Every Port.

2 1/2" x 3 5/8"
circa 1920s
Flat
printed in Germany



Sailor beware I want you for mine So row off with me my Valentine.

6 5/8" x 4 1/2"
circa 1920s
Fold-Out
made in USA

Yes Sir! Blow Me Down I'll be all AT SEA without You My Valentine.

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

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Edible Love - Anthopomorphized Fruits and Veggies

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. - Shaw


You're getting under my skin, My Valentine.

3 1/8" x 5 5/8"
circa 1950s 
Flat
 marked: Made in USA


Of CORE-se you're the APPLE of my eye! And that's no APPLESAUCE!

3" x 4"
1940S, 1950s
Flat
marked: 1VG690-5

Valentine You're EGG-actly what I want.

3 5/8" x 2 7/8"
circa 1960s
Flat
with glitter detailing

Now be a GOOD EGG and be my Valentine.

3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
circa 1950s
Moving Card
by A-Meri-Card
marked: P-202
Egg with Halo and Wings wearing a Suit and Gloves
Halo, Wings and Eyes move Together

 
I'd be BERRY happy to PEAR off with YOU VALENTINE!

5" x 4 1/8"
circa 1940s, 1950s
by American Greetings
Standing Card
made in USA

Can you SQUEEZE me into your Heart. ORANGE you my Valentine

circa 1950s
made in USA
Flat
Citrus fruit with a Juicer

'Lo Sugar!  Be my Valentine!

anthropomorphized sack of sugar
flat

I'm PIE-ning for you Valentine. Be Mine.

circa 1950s
made in USA
Smiling Pie
Flat
By A-Meri-Card

You ApPEAL to me. Be my Valentine.
circa 1950s
marked: U-715-1
Flat
Happy Banana

You suit me to a TEA Valentine.

circa 1950s
Two Rosy-Cheeked Cups of Tea
Flat

To my Valentine Don't give me the SLIP I've gone bananas over you.

Mechanical Flat
circa 1940s,1950s

Dancing Banana

You're the BERRIES Honey!  I want you for my Valentine.

raspberries in pint container
Flat
circa 1950s

by A-Meri-Card

Give me those Sweet Candy Kisses My Valentine

circa 1950s 1960s
flat

I've asked you lots of times ONION never say "Yes"

circa 1930s, 1940s
Flat
Distressed Looking Onion with a Background of Tears

I YAM crazy about you, Valentine! Won't you be my Sweet Patootie?

3" x 4"
circa 1950s
Flat
marked: 1V N-690-10