[POP-UP VALENTINE]. Valentine with Shepherd Girl and Roses. Printed in Germany, [c.1910].
Chromolithograph pop-up card printed in Germany; (13 x 18.5cm approx.); with multiple layers, centring around a shepherd girl in bonnet with flower-car and roses; verso and exposed card lightly browned, with some very light creases; near-fine example of a slightly later, mass-produced Valentine of the Edwardian era.
Die cut cards were very popular during this period and open up to create a 3D or "pop-up" effect allowing them to sit upright on a flat surface. Also referred to as 'mechanical' cards due to the theatrical side of opening, this example comes 'With Valentine Greetings' and the verse:
'I'll send thee my heart.
Then at least thou wilt see
There's nothing within it,
My dearest, but thee!'