We share with you selections from a recent acquisition of vintage Valentines made possible by the generous donation of a kindred spirit in collecting. There is a lot to say, but at the same time not much that needs to be said about these sweet offerings of the heart. Saved for three quarters of a century by bachelor farmers who received them from school pals and relatives in the 20's and 30's they speak for themselves as they did for the young givers who were perhaps too tongue-tied to express their feelings out loud. We do wonder if the affection shown by Lorna, Perdilla, Bernetta, Mariella, Nedra, and others through rhyming verse and gilded design was reciprocated by the shy brothers, but we will never know.
More sentiment of the sweet season to follow in the next 14 days of Valentines.