Vintage Valentine Postcards and Illustrations for Collectors

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Sailor Boy

Sailor Boy. Barbara Crews

I love the vintage and antique Valentine greeting cards and postcards. It's a small collection added to when I come across the postcards and art at antique shows and flea markets.

According to the postmarks, many of the postcards are from the early 1900s, the greeting cards are from a little bit later in the century, the 1930s through the early 50s.

These an be easily downloaded to be used in Valentine craft projects.

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Little Girl Mailing Valentine

Little Girl Mailing Valentine. Barbara Crews

Mark on card:
Whitney Made, Worcester, Mass.

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

Poem inside:
Dear little friend
With your merry smile
And laughing big bright eyes,
I wish you'd come over and
play with me
And help me make mud pies.

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Fixing Broken Hearts Valentine

Barbara Crews

Little Dan Cupid embossed postcard
Date: 1913
Price paid: $4.00

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Vintage Cupid

Vintage Cupid. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Tennis Valentine

Tennis Valentine. Barbara Crews

Valentine Greetings postcard is signed by artist J Johnson.
Date appears to be 1911
Price paid: $2.

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Girl with Hearts Valentine

Barbara Crews

Girl with Heartsstand-up card.
Undated
Price paid: $4.50

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Old Fashioned Valentine

Old Fashioned Valentine. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Forgotten Valentine

Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of antique and vintage Valentines.

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Cat and Mouse Postcard

Barbara Crews

Cat and Mouse postcard
Date: 1918
Price paid: $1.50

Not really a Valentine postcard, but it could fit. This original card was sent two days after the armistice was signed and mentions how "we can still hear them celebrate peace".

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage postcards

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Seamstress Valentine

Seamstress Valentine. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

This card has been charted for needlework by Cross Stitch Guide Connie Barwick.

  • Cross Stitch Pattern
The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.
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Little Boy Washing Up

Little Boy Washing Up. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Two Cupids Valentine

Two Cupids. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Cupid with Umbrella Valentine

Barbara Crews

Cupid embossed postcard
Date: 1913
Price paid: $3.50

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Boy in Heart

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Sincere Thoughts Postcard

Barbara Crews

Little Girl with Kittens embossed postcard
Date: 1908
Price paid: $7.00

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Boy Robin Hood

Boy Robin Hood. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Child's Written Heart

Child's Written Heart. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Boy and Girl with Squirrel

Boy and Girl with Squirrel. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Little Child with Bluebird Greeting Card

Little Child w/Bluebird. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Violets Postcard

Barbara Crews

Violet Greetings
Date: 1910

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Boy, Girl and Puppy

Boy, Girl and Puppy. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Little Girl Skipping Rope

Little Girl Skipping Rope. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Dutch Boy with Tulips

Dutch Boy with Tulips. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Lamb Valentine

Lamb Valentine. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Boy and Girl at Lover's Park

Boy and Girl at Lover's Park. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Boy with Organ Grinder Monkey

Boy with Organ Grinder Monkey. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Dutch Girls with Cocoa

Barbara Crews

Dutch Girls with Cocoa embossed postcard
Date: 1907
Price paid: $6.

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage post cards

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Children with Hearts

Children with Hearts. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Dutch Girl Valentine

Dutch Girl. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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To My Love Heart

To My Love. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Little Girl and Dog Valentine Card

Little Girl and Dog. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines. Many of the dates on these cards are from the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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To My Valentine Greeting Card

To My Valetine Poem. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Lucky Boy with Roses

Lucky Boy with Roses. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Little Girl on Barrel

Little Girl on a Barrel. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

This particular art was from a 1900s era card.

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Sewing Valentine

Sewing Valentine. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines. This is from a vintage Valentine postcard from the early 1900s.

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Dutch Boy Antique Valentine

Tuck Valentine. Barbara Crews

To My Valentine postcard is a Raphael Tuck & Sons
Date:1911
Price paid: $4.

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Little Girl with Pig Card

Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Umbrella Kids Card

Barbara Crews

Mark:
Whitney Made, Worcester, Mass

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Broken Heart Valentine

Broken Heart Valentine. Barbara Crews

Price paid: $2.

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Need a Hug Valentine

Barbara Crews

Need a Hug postcard is signed by artist DWIG
Date: 1912
Price paid: $3.

Not very politically correct in this time, but apparently acceptable in 1912.

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Love Birds Valentine

Barbara Crews

Let's Be Love Birds this tiny card has fuzzy hearts on it.

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Girl with Needlework Postcard

Barbara Crews

Girl with Needlework Postcard a picture postcard in french.
Undated
Price paid: $10.

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

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Monkey Valentine

Monkey Valentine. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Child on Hobby Horse

Child on Hobby Horse. Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Umbrella Kids Card #2

Barbara Crews

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines and Valentine art.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

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Umbrella Kids Card Poem

Barbara Crews

Poem from the inside of the Umbrella Kids card

All scans are from my personal collection of vintage Valentines and Valentine art.

The postcards date from the early 1900s and the cards are from the late 1930s through early 1940s.

Craft idea:
I printed the page, but only used the sketch of the children in a tiny frame as a little Valentine's Day gift.

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Crews, Barbara. "Vintage Valentine Postcards and Illustrations for Collectors." ThoughtCo, Feb. 28, 2017, thoughtco.com/vintage-valentines-4123240. Crews, Barbara. (2017, February 28). Vintage Valentine Postcards and Illustrations for Collectors. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/vintage-valentines-4123240 Crews, Barbara. "Vintage Valentine Postcards and Illustrations for Collectors." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/vintage-valentines-4123240 (accessed November 23, 2017).