[POP-UP VALENTINE]. Children and Lighthouse. Germany: [c. 1900].
Tri-tier textured embossed pop-up card; (14.5 x 22cm approx.); with front two layers glazed and the background scenery remaining matte; with bucket of hearts, lighthouse, boat and countryside scenery, female figure holding flowers, the boy with suitcase inscribed 'Valentine's Greetings' and with love letter; near-fine with all original parts, ever-so-slightly starting to the hinge.
A wonderfully vibrant late-Victorian card, printed in Germany with the female figure in typical European dress, but likely sent in the US. This card with a lighthouse theme, and the lines:
'A Token of Affection
The moonbeams o'er the rippling waves are creeping,
In thy sweet eyes a lovelier light is sleeping'
to the front fold.