[POP-UP VALENTINE]. Cherub playing Trumpet. Printed in Germany, [c.1900].
Multi-tiered chromolithographed card; (12.5 x 21cm approx.); printed in Germany; with flower bouquets, cherub playing trumpet and a dove carrying a basket of flowers; with 'To my Valentine' printed to the fold-down; some overall light toning, some extremities lightly creased; else near-fine with original mechanisms.
A lovely, sharp example of a late Victorian/ early Edwardian card. With ink inscription 'To Alva, Many Happy Returns of your Birthday, Feb - 14 - 1924, ---ather[?]' to rear. Although not sent to this individual until well into the 20th century, the printing style here suggests the card itself may be an earlier production.
We have a number of cards addressed to 'Alva' currently in stock from the same collection. Either the recipient was extremely popular, or, more likely, built up this large collection of charming cards over a number of years.