Valentine’s Day, 2018
Dear Friends and Lovers of All Things
Welcome to Nancy Rosin’s Victorian
Treasury, a unique resource for the collector, historian, or
crafts-person. I am always here to answer your Valentine queries.
Valentines permeate our lives, as
many of the tender words and motifs are finding their way on to
stationery, gifts, and even the postage stamps we use daily. We
encourage romantic celebrations, as we honor “Love” 365 days a year.
The excitement builds each year, as I
continue to share my passion throughout the world. My focus is on
Valentines and the History of Love; and I enjoy sharing my personal
collection. Within the broad range of expressions of love, there is
something to appeal to everyone, from rare images to modern fun. This
site includes my Library, where I am always adding new articles,
reproduction cards available for sale, and kits and posters to enhance
your holiday and extend it throughout the year!
My own handmade Valentines have been
a popular aspect of this website, however at the present time I just
have not had time to create them. As President-Emerita of The Ephemera Society
of America, as well as being President of the National Valentine
Collectors Association, there was little time for crafting. My ESA term
has ended, and I will be creating kits and cards for next year!
The Ephemera Society of America (www.ephemerasociety.org)
is an international organization for enthusiasts of all manner of paper
treasures, which we call, “ephemera”. The annual Fair and Conference
will take place March 15-18, 2018 in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. It is
a feast for the senses. View their website to read the Conference
brochure, visit them on Facebook, and please consider attending. The
weekend Fair always includes the finest dealers in Valentines from the
U.S. and England, and will be a great resource for Valentine
collectors. The conference on the 16th will be educational and
The Facebook page of the National Valentine Collectors Association now has 300 members – passionately posting and communicating their love of Valentines – please do visit – and join!
You will undoubtedly see numerous
articles in your area newspapers, as Valentine’s Day is such a popular
celebration. I continue to present programs in my area, and am inspired
buy what I see as an increase in the excitement. In any form - flowers,
special romantic dinners, chocolates, or paper treasures, we love this
day, and its sentimental history. Helping the world to celebrate peace
and love is a positive message I try to share.
These two links connect to two
favorite videos made a few years ago, which I invite you to enjoy.
Please do check on www.collectorsweekly.com
for articles by Lisa Hix, about Valentines and Tokens of Love.
Early American Life Magazine, February 2018 has a lovely folk art Valentine from my collection.
During the past year, I have been
working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to catalog their wonderful
collection of Valentines in the Drawings and Prints Department.
The blog I wrote for last February has been a great success, with its movable images.
There will be another posted this February. Please enjoy the blog at:
I wish you another year of love,
health and joy,