Purity'/ I Saw You Smile… in original envelope …

[MINIATURE VALENTINE.]. 'Purity'/ "I Saw You Smile…" in original envelope.

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[MINIATURE VALENTINE.] 'Purity'/ "I Saw You Smile…" in original envelope. [c.1890]

Miniature format Valentine (6.5 x 9.5cm approx); pink and gold textured paper with central 'purity' motif of red and yellow flowers in a vase; printed poem inside with image by 'Bruton'; in the original envelope addressed to Miss Mary Hunt, Huntsvill, Conn.; a little toning and very marginal splits to envelope; near-fine.
Verse inside reads:
I saw you smile,
I heard you speak,
And now, to gain
Your love I seek;
I lost my heart
That happy day,
It left me then,
With you to stay."

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