c.1900 3D Valentine w/ Celluloid Window Prob. German

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 15, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

This auction is for vintage victorian Valentine. Unmarked, but probably German. Undated but likely dates between 1890 and 1910. This is a fairly elaborate valentine. There is a lovely victorian lady and two cherubs looking out of a celluloid window. Amazingly, they celluloid is intact with no chips or cracks. There is a silky fabric around the window frame covering the cardboard frame making it 3D. The fabric is lightly aged, but pretty nice. The two flowers at the bottom corners are also celluloid. The thin page over the cardboard backing doesn't seem to lay right at the flowers. Two tears. One in the bottom right corner and the other at the top peak. Light soiling from dust over the years. Pretty nice overall. I don't think I've ever seen one with an actual window before. Cool.

Measures about 11" tall x 8.5" wide. The window stands about 1" off the backboard.

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