I'm excited about the fabulous range of vintage Valentines that I just added to my store, Birdhouse Books on eBay, and wanted to share a few of them with you.
This mechanical Valentine features a cabaret singer. I think she looks like Mae West, but my friend suggested she looks like Jean Harlow. This is a 1930's vintage card. As you move the feather in the singer's cap, her eyes also move. Very unique!
An adorable Beagle guards this combination safe. The safe door opens!
This cute little Cocker Spaniel is an artist. The card is easel back, so it stands for display. The painting on the little artist's easel lifts, with another picture of a little boy underneath.
This is a 1940's lollipop card by Rosen. It was designed to tuck a lollipop into the slots. The old guy looks like a comic strip character, but I have not been able to place him. Any info on character or artist? Thanks!
This is a really especially nice mechanical card. As you pull the tab, the little boy's whole face and expression changes. I would date this as 1930's to 1940's.
One of my personal favorites, this little boy roller skates in a field of poppies. This is also a mechanical card, and as you move the boy's arm, the Valentine he carries also changes.
You'll find all these cards and more at Birdhouse Books on eBay.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Red Stocking Fund Ephemera at Birdhouse Books
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Peter Spier's Christmas! at Birdhouse Books.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Just wanted to share some fabulous World War II vintage Christmas cards. They all have the patriotic red, white, and blue colors - marked "Made in USA." Two of these cards feature Terrier dogs (one dressed up as Santa Claus and about to climb down a chimney), and another features a Borzoi dog (especially nice!). They are all at Birdhouse Books - Vintage Christmas Card Department at Birdhouse Books.