Posted 4 years ago
Serving up Plum pudding & Christmas Wishes for all CW members.
This PC is from my Grandfathers collection, & is one of those items that could appeal to many different collectors.
So if you collect militaria, PC's, or Christmas items this is for you.
There is no US flag so it must date prior to Apr. 1917.
Reggie would have been around 8 - 11 yrs old.
Valentine & Sons Limited
John Valentine, an engraver, started the company in 1825, with his son James becoming a partner five years later. Valentines became a limited company in 1896, becoming a public company in 1907.
Valentine used a large number of artists including Louis Wain and Mabel Lucie Attwell. Among Valentine's noted series are Disney, Bonzo, Chloë Preston and the Nipper series by Brian White. Barribal, noted glamour artist, was also published by them. Among the landscape artists contributing to the "Art Colour Series" are Brian Gerald, E.W. Haslehurst, Geo. Melvin Rennie, E.H. Thompson and E.W. Trick.
Merry Christmas everyone