fridays find decorative header
  Friday's Find for Friday, February 01  •
Antique and Vintage Valentine Ephemera
1890's to 1940's original old stock
From the Blümchen Archives
St. Valentine's Day Ephemera for Collectors and Crafters
Old stock that dates from the 1890's to 1940's
Isn't it a lovely gesture to gift friends, family
and that certain special someone with a card
or Valentine decoration that you have made
especially for them?
Our Valentine selection of authentic antique
and vintage ephemera are more treasures
that we have accumulated since 1985 and
have kept safely stored in our archives.
1902s French glass perfume flacons with antique German glass pearl beads
antique 1890s Victorian Dresden trim Valentine hearts
1890's Victorian Dresden
Valentine Hearts
Wow! These antique Dresden paper
hearts are more than 120 years old!
Made in Germany in the 1890's, we
purchased a quantity of these nifty
die-cuts from the Mary Merritt Doll
Museum in Douglassville, PA.
Still in very good, unused, condition
the aged, bronze-colored hearts are
speckled with metallic gold highlights.
Please note that the patterning of
the gold accenting varies widely on
every sheet. Die-cuts are made of
a heavy-weight, embossed paper.
Dresden Valentine hearts are
1-1/2" wide by 1-1/8" high.
Sheet of 10 pieces.
#DTQ910
$4.95
1910's Antique Scraps
Valentine Cherub with Heart
This sweet cherub carries a bright
red heart filled with lots of love! The
lightly-embossed die-cut scrap is
printed on heavy-weight paper and
has a matte-satin gloss finish. This
antique scrap is perfect for making
Valentine ornaments and cards.
We acquired these scraps already
cut apart from the original sheets,
so while there was no identifying
publishers mark, one did have an
attached connective ladder that
read "Printed in Germany."
Valentine cherub scraps are
3" high by 2" wide.
Sold as a set of 3 pieces.
Sold out
#SQ023
$1.95
1910s Valentine cherub with heart scraps
1910s To My Valentine Foil Heart
1920's Vintage Die-Cut
'To My Valentine' Foil Heart
A delightful hang tag that is almost
100 years old, this romantic heart is
a charming collectible. Made from
embossed, heavyweight gold foil,
each heart tag has a cotton string
hanger that has faded over time.
Condition notes
These foil hearts are sold in AS IS
condition. Bundled together for many
years, each piece will have some
light scratches or darker spots.
Valentine die-cut foil heart
is 2" wide by 2-1/4" high.
Sold as 1 piece.
#VIN025
$2.75
1920's Vintage Greeting
Valentine Verse Card
An original old Valentine card that
was produced by the Whitney-Made
company of Worcester, Mass., the
fold-open card features a rhyming
verse greeting for your Valentine.
Printed in the U.S.A. in the 1920's,
this Valentine card was made on a
heavier-weight cardstock so that it
can be displayed standing up.
Condition notes
These vintage Valentines may
show signs of foxing, and some
will have light spotting.
Valentine greeting card is
3" wide by 3" high.
Sold as 1 fold-open card.
Sold out
#PQ040
$4.50
1920s Valentine Verse card by Whitney-Made
1920s floral Valentine cherub die-cut
1920's Vintage Die-Cut
Floral Valentine Cherub
Now 90 years old, our cute cherub
die-cut was printed in full color on
very light-weight cardstock with a
soft, satin finish. A darling image
from the past, the die-cut can be
used to trim cards for Valentines
Day or any romantic occasion.
Printed in the U.S.A., we do not
know name of the company that
produced this paper decoration.
Valentine cherub die-cut is
2-3/4" high by 1-3/4" wide.
Sold as 1 piece.
Sold out
#SQ043
$0.65
1940's Vintage Stickers
Floral Valentine Cherub
Before self-adhesive stickers were
invented, gummed seals such as our
Valentine hearts were the popular
way to embellish envelopes, place
cards and on party favor baskets.
Made with a water soluble gum on
the back, these die-cut seals are
as bright and cheerful as the day
they were created in the 1940's.
While unmarked, these seals were
manufactured in the U.S.A., most
probably by the Dennison Mfg. Co.
Valentine heart seals are
1-7/8" wide by 1-1/2" high.
Sold as a set of 8 pieces.
Sold out
#SQ046
$4.25
1940s Valentine heart gummed seals