Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Love be True…this Valentines Day
Just thought I would dig out a Valentine Card from my collection of Raphael Tuck Cards. Most in the collection are Victorian but this is just a little younger. Circa 1910 the style of the card is a single ‘postcard style’. Whilst Tucks was a London Publishers this card was probably printed in Germany which at that time were still known as pioneers of colour printing.
Whilst this example is over printed in gold ink with a suitably romantic verse others were printed with other more ‘open’ friendship greetings.
Tradition has it that the Valentine greeting (or token) should be given anonymously……so pretend you don’t know who this years Valentine greeting is from.
(C) David Oakes collection of Cards
(C) David Oakes 2017