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The 1890's. The bouquet at the bottom, here unfolded to form a pedr estal, folds up for mailing. 4. Early 1840's. One of the first A merican•made valentines. Thegar• land and scroll are printed, but the inscription is handwritten, as was customary at the time. 5. Late 1860's. From bottom layer to top, you have embossed cardboard, lace paper, a silk panel, the girl's head, and finally stars, roses and cherubs. 6. 1882. The first phase of fringe coincides with the Kate Greenaway vogue. The maiden is not wearing sun glasses; her eyes are hollow with appropriate melancholy. 7. The 18.30's. A lace-paper impor. tation. 8. The 1850's. Lithographed in New York. The poem is in the finest val• entlne tradition, May with its charms brings not a flower. .Rpril sends not its balmy showers. Refreshing though their sweets may be, Yet sweeter are thy smiles to me. Rh! Maiden search my beating heart. .R secret will to you impart. That little Love he's lurking there That would thy gentle self ensnare. 9. The 1880's. More fringe, plus tas• sels and quilting. 10. Circa 1905. Cardboard, vellum and silk went into this monstrous contraption. The parasol conceals a verse to "My Valentine Rose." There is also a built-in easel for man. telpiece display. 11. Early 1850's. Old valentine en, velopes have an independent value to stamp collectors. "Sodus, Wayne Co." is in New York State. 12. 1905. Another foot-square me• chanical contraption. The wheels actually revolve. Try them all . . . . and you'll want a KNAPP SHAVER OFFERS YOU A SMOOTH SHAVE THE gin.4t TIME , The only way to know how much shaving satisfaction you can get from a KNAPP Natural Angle Shaver is to try one on your own face! Get a demonstration ! Feel how easily and naturally the KNAPP Shaver fits your hand-fits your face-and how smooth your face is when you're through! Don't say this is too good to be true-try a KNAPP today. 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A special glass screen filters out all harsh rayschanges ordinary artificial light into pure white, glareless daylite-the kind of light Nature intended eyes to work by. Emeralite uses standard bulbs - no extra expense. Ask your dealer for a new Emeralite on 10-day trial. Many models. Write for new catalog Emeralite Company, Inc., Dept. D-20 324 Filth Avenue, New York EMERALITE KIND TO THE EYES War, a baby carriage with a parasol shade (1874), mechanical banks, a Reward of Merit certificate from a public school (1833), letters sent by Pony Express, yellowed almanacs, a wooden bicycle (1860), scores of tattered fans, children's handkerchiefs printed with nursery rhymes (1880), tinkling old popular songs, a gaslit-theater poster, and album after album, packet after packet of valentines. Mr. Seidman knows of twenty-five other valentine collectors, but he doubts that any of them could add to the scanty common knowledge of their hobby. Its annals are short and simple. The name comes from two Christians who were executed at Rome on February 14, 270, and canonized, both of them, as Saint Valentine. The transition from martyrdom to mushiness is obscure. Possibly it involves the pagan fertility festival called the Lupercalia, which was celebrated in mid-February. Possibly it has some association with a venerable piece of folklore to the effect that birds begin their mating on Saint Valentine's Day. Chaucer mentions this; so does Shakespeare. In Samuel Pepys' time, it was the Saint Valentine's custom for a girl to declare her choice of sweethearts that morning, in the expectation of receiving a gift from him. Churlish Pepys recorded in 1666, "By and by comes Mrs. Pierce, with my name in her bosom for her Valentine, which will cost me money." The fervent billetdoux was well established one hundred and fifty years later, however, because Charles Lamb was writing, "This is the day on which those charming little missives, ycleped Valentines, cross and inter-cross each other at every street and turning." The High Priest of Love America's earliest valentines were imported from England and France, and weren't much different from the ones Lamb knew-a sentimental portrait framed with lace paper. (Lace became as indispensable as transfixed hearts were later; the more elaborate modern valentines still foam with it.) The first home products are credited to a New England stationer who began distributing them in the 1840's, and thereby earned the sobriquet, " Great High Priest of Love, Courtship and Marriage." By 1857, some three million a year were being sold, many of them handcolored and hand-lettered. Twilight of Chivalry The crude comic valentines first appeared in the 1860's; lithographed on the cheapest paper, they crumbled quickly and are rare today. Fringe and applique work date from the 80's. The 90's brought the pastry-cook school of design, and by the turn of the century the modest and artless swoonings of yore had been displaced by cumbersome combinations of wedding cake, sofa pillow and cuckoo clock. It was nothing for a calf-eyed swain of 1904, after being gashed by celluloid scrolls and smothered under real-lace furbelows, to pay twenty-five dollars for a single such confection before he regained his senses. The present trend is toward a flip economy. Instead of a flowery verse with a flowery garland, the modern miss is more likely to receive a gaunt postcard announcing, " Hey, Babe! I go for you! How's about it?" Mr. Seidman declines to comment on valentine manners. He burns with the cold, objective fire of the true collector. Sentiment means nothing to him; condition and rarity mean everything. He sells never, trades occasionally, buys steadily. His average purchase is no higher than three dollars, and his weekly outlay seldom exceeds ten dollars; even so, scores of dealers know his interests, and six scouts are on constant watch. He himself spends six hours a week at the New York Public Library, two nights a week at his office, and Saturday afternoons in the field-usually the antique shops on Third Avenue. His business, commercial photography, is prosperous, but not onerous, so he can be prodigal of time. Less than half this patient research is devoted to valentines. Mr. Seidman erica 's Favorite An° Nasal Medication VICKS 1 Laa VA-TRO-NOL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY During the next 60 days we expect to appoint a number of reliable middle age men as Distributors in several hundred counties. Desire men who can operate car and also do service business with old and new customers. 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