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Thread: Antique Valentines

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    My mom was an antique dealer for awhile. She has been collecting antique Valentines for a long time and some of them are family hierlooms. I wanted to share these with you as I think they are so interesting. Some of the last ones are ones I got as a child in school. If you were in grade school in the 60's you might recognize some of them or at least the style.
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    Those are so cute. Really takes you back doesn't it?

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    Yep I definitely remember some of the ones at the end. What a blast from the past! Thanks for posting.

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    Talk about a time machine! I definately remember some of those. I told my mom they would be worth something someday and not to throw them away.

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    What a wonderful collection! Thanks for sharing!!

    And, yeah, I recognize the style of a few of those :lol:

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    Those really take me back. 1st grade, Mrs. Shurbum..(found out it was Sherman) made the most beautiful box for all our valentine cards. I remember sitting at a card table at home writing out all the names on envelopes, and my name on the paper cards, like these. THEN came the day they were all passed out..LOVED IT! I wish I had kept them all. Year...???? you want to know the year????? 1950..and yes, I AM that old...
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    I recognize the bottom row, but other than that...they are all adorable!

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    When we were in grade school we always had a contest to see who could make the best Valentine'e box. Usually a shoe box we all had to make one and decorate. I don't remember what we won but it was so much fun! Then you set your box on your desk and everyone went around putting Valentines in your friends boxes. We usually gave one out to everyone because we didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    When we were in grade school we always had a contest to see who could make the best Valentine'e box. Usually a shoe box we all had to make one and decorate. I don't remember what we won but it was so much fun! Then you set your box on your desk and everyone went around putting Valentines in your friends boxes. We usually gave one out to everyone because we didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings.
    This is what we did also :D:D:D


    Rhonda, those are awesome Valentines!!! :D:D:D
    Such a wonderful collection, and yes...I recognize those last ones too 8-) 8-) 8-)

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    I remember some of them too. Hard to believe it's been so long ago..

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    BTW this is not all of them. I just picked the ones I liked the most. She has a small trunk that is full of them.

    We were talking in my PDA about bringing home yard sale stuff. This first pic is a dresser mom saw sitting in the trash and we went and brought it home. She didn't do any restoring to it. It looks great I think in her kitchen with these Valentine's on it.

    Sorry the closeups are't as clear as I wanted. The empty holder is because I included the one that sat there in the posts above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    I recognize the bottom row, but other than that...they are all adorable!
    Haha you are too young to remember those bottom ones!! :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Rhonda those are adorable - thats 'add-orrr-aaable' the French way! :mrgreen: The cutesie ones look a lot like Mabel Lucie Atwell, I think that's what she's called - she did characters like that on porcelain, I know. But I've no idea if she did cards too or if she's the right era - guess I'd better go google! ;-)

    EDIT - here's a link to some of her postcards. She died in 1964. The style is similar though, don't you think? http://www.collections.co.uk/postcar...tists/mla.html

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    I remember most of them...LOL!

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    Thanks for sharing. Some of those are very familiar.

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    I collect vintage post cards.. and love the valentines from "my" era too.. so much cuter than the crud kids get today. Thanks for sharing.. time to go find mine and put them out! oh if you ever get bored of yours please feel free to send them all my way!

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    there is someone on Ebay who sells fabric with vintage cards printed on them.. think she or he charges about $9 for a 5x6 picture.. could be a new business for you!! (not that you need one)

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    great looking brings back memories :-D

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    Oh my gosh I so love these. Thanks for sharing them

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    This thread has brought back so many found memories. For many years when I was a kid (back in the dark ages...and yes we did have electricity, lol) my mom would always help me make hand crafted Valentines with rubber cement, construction paper and paper lace doilies. I had forgotten all about that! I sure wish I had kept a couple! She also always made my Halloween costumes....I didn't even realize there were store bought ones until years later! lol

    Thanks for the memories....(yep, I am singing that! Course you youngins probably won't recognize the reference. LOL)

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    I have seen some of them.

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    Wow!! Very nice collection, and yes, I remember those at the end, and handing out some very similar to my classmates in the late 50s and into the 60s. Very nice!! Thanks for the fun memories.

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    Great memories, I remember the one with the lady with the fruit on her hat, sure wish I had kept all the ones we received thru the years. Thanks for the memories

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    Those are so cool. I remember some of the last ones.

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    Hey Little Hud are you guys iced in? We had freezing rain all night and most of today. It is a bit slushy but is starting to freeze up again. I wondered if you guys got it on that side of the state.

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