Valentines: A Collector's Guide 1700-1950s

Valentines: A Collector's Guide 1700-1950s

by Barbara Johnson


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Valentines: A Collector's Guide 1700-1950s by Barbara Johnson

Valentines, A Collector's Guide, 1700s - 1950s, is a thorough reference for accurately dating and identifying valentines. The book's dating system uses nearly 1,300 photographed cards arranged in chronological order based on extensive research. Besides the visual arrangement, collectors will find researched lists of design trends, card subjects illustrated, and important publishers for each decade and for each different type of card. These key facts placed at the fingertips of the collector make dating and identification easy, accurate, and enjoyable. Illustrated valentines include those by anonymous and early makers from the United States, Germany, Great Britain, and Canada. Feast your eyes on lacy Victorian valentines, romantic couples, adorable children, hearts, flowers, whimsical mechanicals, dimensional tissue paper cards, sarcastic vinegar valentines, and dimensional fold down cards. Beyond the illustrated valentines, lists of non-illustrated cards by more contemporary manufacturers are compiled so collectors can identify way beyond what is illustrated. Enjoy these sentimental, entertaining tokens of love and affection in a clear, easy to understand presentation that will be an indispensable reference for anyone who loves and wants to date and identify their valentines. 2011 values.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574326420
Publisher: Collector Books
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Barbara Johnson has been an avid collector and researcher of antique and vintage clothing, hats and accessories for over twenty years. She holds a Ph.D. in British cultural history specializing in the lifestyle of sixteenth and seventeenth century aristocrats in their country homes including their clothing, textiles, furniture, decorative arts, architecture, jewelry and recreations.Professionally, she provides academic assistance services to college & high school students in all major subjects.

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