Sunday, January 8, 2012

Bear with Me, Valentine! Bears and Teddy Bears on Valentine Cards

I've got you TAGGED for My Valentine!

4 7/8" x 2 3/8"
circa 1950s
marked: Made in U.S.A.
no other publisher's marks

To My Love Bear me in mind my Valentine.

4 1/4" x 4"
1910s, 1920s
Standing Mechanical

I BEAR you these Tidings.

5 3/8" x 4 3/4"
circa 1930s
Mechanical Flat

I'd sure toot my horn if you were my Valentine!

3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
circa 1930s

I'm BAREing my Heart, my Valentine!

4 7/8" x 3"
dated 1940  
marked: Made in U.S.A.
no other publisher's marks

Come clean and be my Valentine.

3" x 5 3/4"
circa 1930s
Bear in a Tub

Say, Valentine! Are we ROMANCE-BOUND ~ Or have you got me on a MERRY-GO-ROUND?

4 1/8" x 4 7/8"
made in USA
by Gibson
A Gibson Smile Card
marked: 10 V 84041

It was love at first glance When I saw you ~ Say! How do you feel about me? I'd like you for my valentine!

4" x 5" (5" x 8" opened)
French fold
made in USA
by Carrington
'A' in tree logo

 Isn't it Funny how I love my Honey?

6" x 5 3/8"
circa 1930s
Flat with Easel Stand
1 Bear and Flowers applied to bottom layer with text
from a cut-out book of valentines

 Be Mine - I can't BEAR to have you miss Such a Valentine as this

4 7/8" x 5 1/4"
circa 1930s
Mechanical Flat
made in USA

Loving Thoughts

 3" x 4 3/4"
circa 1920s, 1930s
Mechanical Flat
Marked: made in Germany
No other publisher's marks

A Little Bird told me ~ This bluebird has a secret, dear, And cross my heart its true, I just can't BEAR to even think Of anyone but You!

4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
circa 1950s
Single Fold
marked: WHIT.
no other publisher's marks
by Whitman Publishing Co.

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