Thursday, January 28, 2016

Music - Singers, Choirs: Love Songs for My Valentine!



Lovin' you is automatic, I love you - and that's no STATIC.

2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
circa 1950S, 1960s
   Flat

marked: Made in U.S.A.
  no other publisher's marks
but known to be a Doubl-Glo Card

Valentine No Blue Notes If you Let me HORN-IN  and Say - Be Mine!

3 1/8" x 5 1/2"
circa 1950s, 1960s
Flat
marked: Made in U.S.A.
 no other publisher's marks

♫ I sing of YOU my Valentine ♪ Now try the
♪ CHORUS "We are Valentines" ♫

6" x 4 1/8"
dated 1937
single fold stand-up
made by Carrington
in USA
'A' in tree logo


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snagglepuss - A Hanna-Barbera Character "Heavens to Murgatroyd - Exit, Stage Left"



I'm eating my heart out for You!

5 1/4" x 3 1/2"
circa 1950s, 1960s
   Flat
   no publisher's marks
 Snagglepuss
Hanna-Barbera Character

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Suffragettes - Votes For Women and Women's Rights Themes on Valentine Cards



Votes for Women Votes for me for a Valentine.

8 5/8" x 5 1/4"
dated 1916
Flat with Easel Stand

Likely by Charles Twelvetrees
marked: made in U.S.A.
S Bergman

NY
1916

Equal Franchise - No Votes No Hearts - Votes for Women (on the bench) Sweetheart, I cannot keep away, this love of mine is true; My passion is most marked, Because I have designs on you.

2 1/2" x 2 3/4"
circa 1910s, 1920s
marked: Germany



To my Valentine Greetings - Back  to the Background - Be careful, men, of the advocate Of women's rights in the single state. If you marry one, Your trouble's begun -- You'll count for less than half your weight!


3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
dated 1906
Postcard
Published by Raphael Tuck and Sons
 Series No 5

Artistic Series Logo
Undivided Back
anti-suffragette theme

My Valentine I believe in womens rights And I'm right here Waiting for you.


3 1/2" x 5 1/8"
circa 1910s, 1920s
Flat with Fold-Back Stand

no publisher's marks
embossed detailing

Toys - Riding My High (Hobby) Horse



Trottin' right after you Valentine - 'Cause you're cute as a Kitten!

5 1/4" x 6 1/2"
circa 1930s, 1940s
Mechanical Flat
Marked: Litho in U.S.A.
no other publisher's marks

 To my Valentine.

4 1/8" x 4 3/8"
dated 1919
Dimensional
2 layers
 Standing Card



Whoa! I won't Nag You if you'll be my Valentine.

5" x 6 3/4"
circa 1930s
Mechanical Flat
marked: Made in U.S.A.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Animals - Pigs, Hogs, Swine



 Love - Of Our Love I like to BRAG Because I know it's in the BAG.

6 5/8" x 5 1/4"
circa 1920s, 1930s
Mechanical Flat
marked: Made in Canada

 I'm no HOG but I want you for My Valentine!

circa 1940s, 1950s
Flat

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Deep Sea and Scuba Divers

I'm coming up to ask you to be my Valentine.

standing fold-out
circa 1940s/1950s



Be in the swim with me, Valentine.  

6" x 3"
circa 1960s
Flat
marked: 4/5
made in U.S.A

Unknown artist group A



 To My Valentine

5" x 5"
circa 1930s 
Flat
 marked: printed in U.S.A

To My Valentine With Love

2 7/8" x 3 5/8"
circa 1930s 
Stand-Up
 marked: made in U.S.A




These two cards each feature a pair of tousled haired figures and similar border treatments. Although the sizes  are different, they appear to be by the same artist and could possibly be part of the same set.

You're No BUNNY til some BUNNY loves You



I've fallen 4 U!

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

It's a SHORT TALE  Be my Valentine "Wheel you"?

7 1/2" x 6 1/2"
dated 1941 
   Mechanical Flat
   marked: U.S.A. 

I Love You FURRY Much - Valentine!

4 1/4" x 2"
circa 1930s, 1940s 
 Flat

I want you to be my Valentine.

7 3/8" x 3 1/4"
dated 1945
Mechanical Flat
Fairfield Line
marked: P-5107
made in USA


EAR'S HOPIN', Valentine! You'll be my HONEY-BUNNY!
3 3/4" x 4 3/4"
circa 1950s, 1960s

Rabbit in Top Hat
Flat



My Valentine Give me a place in your heart.

4 1/8" x 4 1/8"
circa 1930s
Standing Pop-Up

No DANGER in being My Valentine!

Rabbit with Whistle and Signal Lamp
3 1/8" x 5"
circa 1930s/1940s
Mechanical Flat
By Carrington
'A' in tree logo 


Let's be Valentines Gee, I sure am hoping that this will HIT THE SPOT so's you'll be Valentines with me 'cause I like YOU a lot!
5 1/2" x 6 1/2"
circa 1950s
Made in USA 

Mechanical Flat



I'm a timid little thing ~ Soft and cuddly too ~ Wrapped up in my rabbit skin How I'd cling to you!

Odd bunny with Rolling Eyes and weird Helmet

Made in USA 
Mechanical Flat

Be a Good Bunny My Valentine.

3 3/8" x 3 5/8"
circa 1950s, 1960s
Flat
made in USA

Monday, January 11, 2016

You Make My Heart Swim! At the Beach and Swimsuits, Divers and Swimmers


To my Dear-One

3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
circa 1920s 
  Flat with Easel Stand
   made in Germany 


Oh! You Heart-Breaker

4 5/8" x 7 1/2"
circa 1920s, 1930s
 Mechanical Flat

with fantastic art deco waves
 by Whitney-Made
 made in USA

 To My Valentine - Your Heart's cold I'll admit But I'll make a DIVE for it!

3 1/2" x 5 3/4"
dated 1942
Mechanical Flat
made in USA


You can hang on to me for life!

3 7/8" x 6 1/2"
circa 1910s, 1920s
 Flat with removable life preserver
unknown artist


 My Valentine Are these your knickers?  No; they're Teddies, smarty.

7 3/8" x 7 1/2"
circa 1920s
Mechanical Flat
Woman in fluffy bathing cap stands behind a parasol
made in Germany




How do I SHAPE UP as a valentine for you?

6" x 5 3/8"
circa 1930s, 1940s 
Mechanical Flat
by Carrington
'E' in tree logo



On dry land or by the sea, You're the one love for me!


3 3/4" x 5 1/2"
circa 1960s
   Fold-Out
    marked: Made in U.S.A.
no other publisher's marks


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Artist - Rose O'Neill


This Heart is big enough for two If I should sit up close to you.

4 5/8" x 4 1/4"
circa 1910s, 1920s
Standing Tent-Style Fold Down
no publisher's marks
Signed by Rose O'Neill
Featuring a Kewpie

Valentine, know how I feel when you're with me? ~ Whee!!!

4 5/8" x 5" (5" x 9 1/4" opened)
dated 1974
Single Fold
made in USA
by American Greetings
Rose O'Neill's Kewpies
marked: 25v 0280-24

Artist - Ruth Welch Siver


To my Valentine ~ It's a shame to spoil a pretty face Like that with tears I say, And if you'll be my Valentine I'll wipe them all away!

4 1/8" x 4 3/4"
circa 1920s
Flat with Fold Out Stand
marked: Made in USA
Signed Ruth Welch Siver


To my Valentine ~ Will you be my Valentine? I promise to adore you And to prove to you I mean it too, I'm on my knees before you!

3" x 4"
circa 1920s
Single Fold
marked: Made in USA
Signed Ruth Welch Siver



We have been unable to find any information so far on Ruth Welch Siver. Our cards bearing this name are all marked "Made in USA" and are on good quality paper. There are no other publisher's marks. The name does appear to be "Siver" on these signed cards, but is often written as Ruth Welch Silver when the cards pop up on Etsy, Ebay, etc.

The cards appear to be from the 1910s and 1920s, possibly early 1930s. Siver created many "Kewpie" style figures, very similar to Rose O'Neill's characters, as well as the figures seen in our cards here, that are similar to some of Charles Twelvetrees' work.