Thursday, July 22, 2010

Elephant Bride Mechanical Valentine, 1920s to 1930s

Most of you know that vintage Valentines are some of my favorite things.  Other than my personal favorites - dog Valentines - I will admit that mechanical Valentines hold a special place in my heart.  These are fun little Valentines with moving parts.  They were very popular with children in the 1920's and 1930's.   I have a number of them in my store -- mechanical Valentines at Birdhouse Books -- and I listed a special one yesterday.   This Valentine depicts a blushing elephant bride.  As she shyly lifts her bouquet to her face, you will see that there is a little Valentine card underneath.  Very sweet -- and very unusual!