[MOVEABLE]. Cat with Valentine. Printed in U.S.A., [c.1910]
Moveable Valentine (12.5 x 16.5cm approx.); depicting a googly-eyed cat with bow holding a Valentine's card; with 'Sweet greetings to my Valentine' printed across the centre; mechanical flap to rear doubling as a prop stand allowing the eyes to be moved left and right; very marginal light marks and rubbing; with previous owner's inscription 'To Alva from Marion' in ink to lower flap; a lovely clean survival.
New trade mark laws in America in 1881 allowed greater protection for the designer's of Valentine's cards. Thie example bears a familiar 'G' trade mark, although we have been unable to trace the company with this logo.