Sunday, March 2, 2014

Maker - Meek, 19th Century English Maker of Valentine Cards


No text.

3 5/8" x 4 5/8"
with paper lace made by Meek
circa 1850s-1860s

no text or decoration on card interior
paper lace is embellished with scraps and silver detailing
"Meek" is embossed at center bottom of central oval (hidden by the scraps)


No Text.

2 7/8" x 3 3/4"
paper lace made by Meek
circa 1860s

printed insert is glued to card back
paper lace is embellished with scrap and colored paper disc

Marked with Whitney's 'W'


Virtue lives forever In the mind, In her alone true Happiness we find.

2 7/8" x 3 1/2"
paper lace made by Meek
circa 1860s

verse pasted on in interior
paper lace is embellished with scrap and colored wafers

Marked with Whitney's 'W'


 If Thoult Be Mine ~ If thou'lt be mine, The treasures of air, Of earth and sea, Shall lie at thy feet, Whatever in fancy's Eye looks fair, Or in hope's sweet music Sounds most sweet Shall be ours, If thou'lt be mine, love.

3 5/8" x 4 5/8"
with paper lace made by Meek
circa 1850s-1860s

printed insert is glued to card back
paper lace is embellished with scraps




 When to ladyhood, My friend you grow, Pray don't forget Your little beau.

7" x 4 5/8"
with paper lace made by Meek
circa 1850s-1860s

printed insert is glued to colored paper insert
paper lace is embellished with scraps

"Meek" embossed under central figure

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