[LAYERED PAPER VALENTINE]. 'My Best Wishes'/'Fond Remembrance'. [c.1900].
Diamond-shaped card Valentine (18 x 18cm approx.); layered with different textures of paper, card and cloth; with a centrepeice of a couple sitting under a bird box; concealing a hidden message; folding card stand to reverse; one corner expertly reatattched; lightly spotted and creased; very good.
The concealed message (revealed by lightly pulling the front card section forwards) reads:
"May your future lot be cast
Under calm and cloudless skies;
Round your present firm and fast
May joy bind its rosiest ties,..
Leaving to your heart when past,
Wealth of golden memories.