A Victorian Treasury

The Valentine poster

-> Valentine's Day Letter from Nancy Rosin

-> Past Valentine's Day Letters
-> Related Links

-> Esther Howland - Mother of the American Valentine
-> Valentines - The Language of Love
-> The Library - Articles and Documents Library on the History of Valentines

-> A Tribute to Tasha Tudor
-> Article in the Library: "The Collector in Everyone"

-> Special Feature: Folk Art Puzzle Purse Valentines

Regretfully, there are no collage cards or kits available for 2021.

-> Original Reproduction Victorian Valentine Greeting Cards!
-> Nancy's Magical Valentine Kit!
-> Romance, A Gift For My Love: Zoom into a collage card

-> Rose Heart: A Limited Edition 2009 Love Card
-> Love and Romance: A Limited Edition 2007 Love Card

-> Leap Year Valentines! (2020 is a Leap Year)
-> Leap Year Cards from Nancy's Victorian Treasury
-> 1234567890 - Be Mine Forever, why this number is special

-> Browse the Victorian Treasury Gift Catalog
-> Fill out the Order Form..
-> About our new video documentary

-> Join the Ephemera Society of America!






Letter from Nancy Rosin's Victorian Treasury

Happy Valentine’s Day, 2024

Dear Friends and Lovers of All Things Romantic,

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.

An important part of this website has been the popular collage cards I’ve crafted. While I hope to have them available in the future, I regret to say that I do not have them for this holiday season. I do have posters and lovely reproduction fans. I hope to have cards next year!

It is a pleasure to welcome visitors to this site, where we share our passionate obsession, The Valentine! As most of you know, we no longer publish a Newsletter, but we have a very active Facebook page, with more than 1150 members! I urge you to look at the site, National Valentine Collectors Association, and participate. We have a sister-site, National Valentine Collectors Marketplace, where active sales of Valentines take place – check it out! We no longer charge dues, and since there is no longer a quarterly auction, we do allow sales. It has become a fun place, where collectors share the wide range of Valentines, articles, friendship, and yes, sales. Past newsletters may be available for $5. each -- Contact me regarding your specific interest, and availability. Please visit our Facebook page for more posts by members, it was created as a modern, digital alternative, and it has been incredibly satisfying. Many of our members also participate in other groups -- and share their love and expertise.

My own collection has now been placed at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. It is a formidable institution, with extensive galleries, collections, and gardens. We are working on an exciting exhibition which will take place in a few years -- and I am honored to have my treasures where they are loved and appreciated!
See the New York Times article: Three Centuries of Valentines Offer 12,000 Ways to Say 'I Love You'

A reminder that we have an ongoing Pinterest collaboration with Julie Anne Lambert, Curator of the John Johnson Collection at the Bodleian Library Oxford University, England. There are pages and pages of Valentine reference materials that are an invaluable addition to the study of Valentines.
Our Pinterest site is www.pinterest.com/johnjohnsoncoll/

Additionally, our member and dear friend, Malcolm Warrington, in London, has an absolutely enchanting website, www.ScrapAlbum.com, which is both beautiful and informative.

I encourage you to visit museums, if possible, read as much as you can about the hobby and the historical periods, and find what is especially intriguing to you online. From the 19th to the 21st centuries, there are Valentines to appeal to everyone. There are ongoing virtual book and paper fairs almost monthly.

Please don't hesitate to contact me -- we have members all around the country who are available for speaking and exhibitions. I invite you to enjoy these pages and wish you a celebration of LOVE every day of the year!

I wish you another year of love, health and joy,

Nancy Rosin

Related sites for Valentine videos and articles are added for your pleasure:

CBS Charles Osgood Sunday Morning, February 13, 2011
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWaZUrwd2MI

Articles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Johannes Joseph Endletzberger: the Fabergé of Greeting Cards

Unpacking a Box of Love

The "Greenaway Vogue": Kate Greenaway's World of Valentines

Valentine's Day and the Romance of Cobwebs





This site is continually growing and will soon include many more unique products and information for collectors and people seeking unique gifts. Please come again soon!


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