Hi there! You’re in for a treat today because I’m joining seven lovely bloggers for It’s a Very Vintage Valentine’s Blog Hop! If you’ve come to me via Follow the Yellow Brick Home then I know you’ve had a peek at Amber’s stunning vintage Valentine’s decor.
Today I’m sharing some vintage Valentine cards that I purchased at the World’s Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg (NY) at the end of September. I paid a whopping $10.00 for a bag filled with greeting cards, including vintage Christmas cards I used for this project, and the Valentine’s cards I’ll show you below, dating from the 1920’s to 1940’s.
It’s been so much fun sorting through them all. [I know you can relate!]
This large, 6 1/2″ valentine has a tab (on the right) that when lifted, moves the cupid at the top of the heart. It is available on eBay for a Buy it Now price of $9.99.
This card, which opens with a greeting inside, is less appealing than the more interesting die cut cards, like the one above (more below). It’s likely worth no more than a dollar. (SOLD, $2.75)
Because of the soda parlor theme, this example might be worth a bit more, perhaps $3.00. (SOLD, $2.75)
The graphics inside are fun.
This Superman card sold on eBay for $16.99 a couple of weeks ago. A tab in the back moves the “book” to reveal the image of a young girl. (SOLD, $16.99 Ebay)
I offered this cute trio for sale on eBay for $8.99, but they didn’t sell.
This large Valentine sold on eBay this past week, for $5.76. Pulling the heart tab on the left makes the girl’s eyes move, and bending the cut-out tab on the bottom, allows the card to stand for display. (SOLD, $5.76 Ebay)
Another cute trio that will be listed on eBay shortly.
Another larger Valentine with moving parts (tab in back moves phone up and down), also available on eBay, starting at $5.74. (SOLD, $5.74 Ebay)
Another trio that’s headed to eBay soon. The one on the far left reads, “Oh Valentine, I’m in a ‘stew.’ I’m simply ‘goofy’ over you.” Not sure why those words are in quotes, but I realize it photographed a little blurry.
These vintage cards are just over-flowing with silly puns, aren’t they? (Sold $5.49 on eBay)
Are you cringing from all the puns? Or do you find them adorable, like me?
Despite the edgy-looking balloon, I like the sentiment on this card: “I’m floating on air.” Open the card and it finishes, “When you’re around.” (SOLD, $2.75)
Two more cuties, including another phone-themed one–so fun in our post-telephone age.
Tucked inside the pile of commercial Valentines, I discovered this homemade one. Made by Dorothy and Nancy for Mary, it displays the very odd sentiment, “If you’re fat, that’s alright with me, if I’m your Valentine.”
Inside it reads, “As long as a monkey has a tail, my love for you will never fail. To my Dear Valentine.” Strange but true.
This little Valentine with the die cut bear, folds in half to allow it to stand on its own.
This frog-themed card is one of my favorites. The sentiment, “You’re the BIG SPLASH in my PUDDLE, baby” makes me smile. The tail of the frog’s coat pulls out to read, “I’ll be back for your answer.” So gentlemanly to give her time to consider his Valentine’s offer.
I hope you enjoyed taking a gander at this little collection of Valentines. As I mentioned, I’ve had a ball sorting through them and have been pleased that they are selling on eBay. I believe they would likely sit in my booth for quite a while before selling, and for lower prices.
It’s always interesting to observe how items sell with varying success rates from different venues. Once we all get the formulas figured out, we’ll be millionaires, right?!!
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I hope you enjoy the rest of the Very Vintage Valentine Blog Hop. Up next is Petite Haus with some creative Valentine’s Day ideas for you. Here’s the complete list of participants:
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Adirondack Girl At Heart
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