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-> Valentine's Day 2017 Letter from Nancy Rosin

-> Past Valentine's Day Letters
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-> 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

-> 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! (2016 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
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-> About our new video documentary

-> Special Announcement: Antique Valentines for sale. Also, Nancy's beautiful unique handmade greeting cards are becoming very popular for Valentines Day and other special occasions! Please inquire by email.

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Letter from Nancy Rosin's Victorian Treasury

Valentine’s Day, 2017

Dear Friends and Lovers of All Things Romantic,

Welcome to Nancy Rosin’s Victorian Treasury, a unique resource for the collector, historian, or craftsperson. 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 notepaper, 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 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 16-21, 2017 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 17th will be educational and inspiring.

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.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/collectors-rare-valentines-day-cards/

http://www.marthastewart.com/920937/antique-valentines-collection#920937

Please do check on www.collectorsweekly.com for articles by Lisa Hix, about Valentines and Tokens of Love.

A nice article appears in the February 2017 issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

During the past year, I have been working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to catalog their wonderful collection of Valentines. I was invited to write the blog for the Drawings and Prints Department, which will be online beginning February 14. Please do have a look - it is about Cobweb Valentines!   When I have the exact link, I will post it.

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

Nancy Rosin


 




 

 

 

 

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