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!