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Valentines Day Cards12 of 25ca. 1853 Valentine Cover & Piercework EnclosureVintage Valentine
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his mechanical valentine, which reads "Valentine Greetings, Fate Cannot Keep Us Now Apart for Cupid Offers You My Heart," opens to reveal a standing couple and works by virtue of a paper tab.

According to Robert Reed in Inside Antiques: Mechanical Valentines: Still Moving Memories, by the end of the 19th century, German manufacturers had introduced the mechanical valentine and this is more than likely one of the early results.

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  1. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    Thank you, BELLINI68, mustangtony and kerry10456.
  2. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
    Thank you, vetraio50

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