These three charming little Kitten valentines were sent in the 1950s.
The first is a kitty talking on the phone! You so seldom see kittens on phones, what a great valentine for the person on your list who is always on the phone and loves vintage. This is a folded card with the Valentine message on the inside. On the inside of the card you can see the little strip of clear tape that is holding some little black whiskers made out of some sort of stiff thread, very clever.
Then there is a second card with another kitten talking on the phone. Must have been a popular pastime for kittens in the early 50s. This is a one-sided card, but it's special in that it folds twice in the middle so the top of the kitty can stand up above the body of the card, I expect it was intended to stand on its own once folded, but it would need to be on a surface that's not slipery. The upper left corner has 2 tiny holes, and a little scuff of the white paper showing, where for some unkmown reason there must have been a staple.
The third card is a fold open card with its valentine message inside. This card made me laugh, there are some little dirt streaks along the top of the inside, and in addition to the printed Valentine message is a handwritten note from the giver that says “These dirty marks got on here when I fell down”. I love that.
Other than the issues mentioned these cards are in great used vintage condition for whatever use you wish to make of them, gifts, framing, scrapbooking, collage.....?
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