And a few more Valentine cards in anticipation of Valentine's Day. Now remember, I don't support the whole idea of what the day has become...I just love the variety of cards that have been produced through the years.
Here are two mechanical secretary cards. I believe this first is making copies. The second is using a dictaphone. Each was made in Germany early in the 20th-Century.
And here we have Clarabell the Cow, a Disney character. She too is a mechanical valentine. She moves her head from side-to-side. Let's just say her head is hanging on my a thread and is now in a permanent brace. That's what happens when you get old. Arthritis in the neck.
This is obviously the Scarecrow and Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz though there are no markings indicating it was an official item affiliated with the movie.
A few more pieces of Valentine ephemera tomorrow.
And here's a post I did last year about a great Valentine ephemera book put out by Taschen. You can see more about the book by clicking on the first book in my Amazon list to the left.