Friday, February 5, 2010

Featured Collectible - Vinegar Valentines or Penny Dreadfuls

Oh yes, the beautiful, sappy, make you *swoon* Valentine's cards are nice, but my heart of hearts truly belongs to the mischievous vintage Valentines known as Vinegar Valentines or Penny Dreadfuls. Apparently they first started to become popular in the late 1800's, and remained so through the first part of the 20th century, and were often sent anonymously to poke fun at certain types of annoying people.

Luckily there are still some great examples floating around out there - the 19th century ones are a bit more expensive than the 20th century ones of course, but they are all pretty reasonable considering their age and the delicate nature of old paper...













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4 comments:

wordpress seo said...

With this picture, i can remember popeye!

leah said...

awesome.
awesome.
awesome.
totally.
completely.
awesome.

hilarious.

Happy Girl*Lucky Fella said...

Just found your blog the other day, so glad I did! These Valentine's are AWESOME!!! So funny and ahead of their time! Thanks for sharing them!

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