An extensive collection of Victorian Valentines and greeting cards
2,500 - 3,500 USD
A COLLECTION OF 87 VALENTINES AND GREETING CARDS, CIRCA 1840S-1890S
87 cards, ranging in size from approximately 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. to 10 x 8 in., many with ornate gilt or silver embossed borders, paper lace, fringed borders, silk appliques, handcolored vignettes and titles, chromolithographed design motifs, some with contemporary ink inscriptions, at least two "pop up" valentines; scattered wear.
Includes a rare Kate Greenaway designed valentine from the 1880s.