c.1900 3D Valentine w/ Celluloid Window Prob. German
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Sold Date: 03/15/2011
Channel: Online Auction
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.YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT! Our goal is to make sure you are satisfied. If at any time you have any questions or feel there is something we can do better, please don't hesitate to contact us. Anything less than 5 stars is viewed by Ebay as a negative. PLEASE contact us if there are any problems with your order before leaving negative feedback or anything less than 5 stars. Our shipping rates are a bit higher than some, but we pack better than most. EVERY item we sell is boxed --- whether a single postcard or a volume of books --- and carefully wrapped to make sure it gets to you. Much of what we sell is difficult to replace and while we can refund money for a damaged item, we can't fix the disappointment when the item you are looking forward to is damaged. Therefore we pack as if we were shipping it to ourselves. We ALWAYS specify shipping with each item so there are no surprises at the end. If you don't feel that the price is 5 star worthy, PLEASE don't bid. Occasionally we make an error listing and copy the wrong shipping price from one item to the next. If you ever see anything really wacky --- like $8 for a postcard --- let me know and I'll be happy to double check and correct if needed.
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