[CUT OUT FIGURE.] "Attention Valentine": Boy Scout with Heart. Printed in Germany, [c.1911]
Cut-out figure (7.5 x 18cm approx.) of boy scout carrying a staff in one hand and a heart in another; with 'Attention Valentine' to centre; flap to rear (which is partially torn but still functional); allowing the figure to be stood upright; one hand expertly repaired; small crease to head; with numerous pen and pencil annotations in varying hands to verso, including February 1911 date, 'Nick', 'Many Happy Returns of the Day', and'I send this Valentine to you…', among others; still lovely and bright.
Perhaps once intended as a moveable, judging from the structural design evident to the rear, this is a lovely example of an Edwardian Valentine in traditional boy scout attire. Printed in Germany but likely an American manufacturer.