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Instant Collection CIRCUS Lot of 4 themed Valentines, Acrobats etc 30s & 40s, Excell Condition, thick matte paper, LOTS in SeaSeaRider

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Lot of 4 circus themed Valentines from the late 30s and mid 40s. The tight rope acrobats are very large. All are made of the wonderful thin cardboard matte paper, thicker than the ones from the 1960s onward which explains why these lots I have acquired have lasted so long. The coloring is wonderful muted mellowed from age, so beautiful. Two are signed in ink, one in pencil, and one in colored pencil. All are in super condition with no stains, tears, or foxing. The large acrobat one has a slight crease around boys head but it is so slight, you really don't notice. It is near the natural bend seam where valentine bends. Great for the acrobat, gymnast, circus lover, animal trainer, or any collector of Valentine ephemera. Think of it, these are 70 plus years old! Now that's cool. Seen alot of Valentine celebrations.

I have acquired three lots of very much loved old valentines from the 1930s, 40s, & 50s. I say "much loved" because they were very well cared for as evidenced by someone taking the time to date them. Most are used, many are dated. Most all are in wonderful vintage shape. Remember SeaSeaRider's tip for old cards - if signed in pencil , you can erase. If signed in ink, just write "and" then add your name! Sure to bring a smile.
They are made of wonderful sturdy paper, most matte finish, some with a soft sheen. You can use them to give with gift baskets, to do a tablescape for a Valentine dinner or make a Valentine vignette, not just for Valentine's Day but for any time you want to show love, admiration, or appreciation.
Am in the process of listing and will try to give specific details on each. If you are looking for a particular theme (like a sport, hobby, profession, etc.) CONVO me! I just may have the perfect one that I haven't gotten around to listing! (or keep checking back as it may take me the biggest part of January to list all of them!)
For the sake of time, I'm including a ruler so you can see dimensions! For the price of a new card, you can give a unique one with vintage charm. As always from SeaSeaRider, smoke-free.

Visit SeaSeaRider for much vintage from Valentines to Christmas to books, glass and bottles, old prints ( shells, birds, botanicals, etc.), real old shells & sea finds, letterpress, MUCH (but not all) is SEA-inspired! Hence the name "SeaSeaRider" (: . I also have some OOAK original sea-inspired art of mine. Check out my weathered Sea Shingles made with actual wooden vintage letterpress and my original hand-carved stamps and my Sea Mail incorporating vintage bottles.

I always do my best to combine shipping though chart doesn't reflect since I have such a variety of different items. It's easy to do with cards. Convo for rate or check out if you don't want to wait and I will refund thru Paypal. Understand that some things, like a large flat print that can't bend and a fragile old seashell for example, may not be able to ship together.
May you experience God's peace and direction in 2012. And may you have a chance to "roll down that window and smell that salt air!"

Instant Collection CIRCUS Lot of 4 themed Valentines, Acrobats etc 30s & 40s, Excell Condition, thick matte paper, LOTS in SeaSeaRider


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: Paper, ink
  • Only ships within United States.
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