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Rare Books and Special Collections Subseries
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Comic Valentines

The Comic Valentines subseries consists of single-page greeting cards with woodcut images representing several stereotypes, usually poking fun at someone’s profession or appearance. They typically contain a woodcut caricature of the recipient and ...

Stationer's Scraps

The Stationer’s Scraps subseries consists of individual pieces of cutout card that have either fallen off existing cards, or which were meant to be used by a cardmaker in the fabrication of greeting cards. They are excellent examples of the small ...

Fold-out Valentines

The Fold-out Valentines subseries consists of cards that feature some sort of interactive component. This may include flaps that open to reveal hidden messages, or pop-up cards that can be folded out to make a free-standing three-dimensional image.

Handmade Valentines

The Handmade Valentines subseries consists of cards that have been collaged together by someone and include hand-finished details. They are typically made with a melange of lace-paper, embossed paper, cut-out pictures and paper shapes. They might ...

Manufactured Cards

The Manufactured Cards subseries consists of Valentines that have been cut and printed by machine. They are typically a single-fold card or may be printed on a single piece of cardstock. These cards have no evidence of human manipulation in its ma...

Misc. Ephemera

The Misc. Ephemera subseries consists of non-greeting card items. In it are writers, small pamphlets destined to provide the reader with tips on how to write letters and messages to all sorts of people, as well as greeting card catalogs and press....

Misc. Greeting Cards

The Misc. Greeting Cards subseries contains all cards that are not Valentines. They were either found within the same seller’s scrapbooks as the Valentine cards or were found mixed with the fonds, possibly belonging to a same recipient as the some...

Rebus Valentines

The Rebus Valentines subseries consists of printed valentines that contain puzzles or cryptographic messages that the recipient must decipher. This can include messages written in hieroglyphics or hidden in endless knots.

Scrapbooks

The Scrapbooks subseries contains a full scrapbook of publisher’s samples, as well as individual scrapbook pages with multiple attached cards that have been extracted from a book. The cards in these scrapbook pages usually include a bulk price per...

Sentimental Valentines

The Sentimental Valentines subseries consists of cards, handmade or manufactured, in which a long, sentimental poem is the main feature. They may be elaborately decorated by hand with several materials, or simple printed on cardstock. They are usu...

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