VALENTINE GREETING, TOPSY black girl stands leaning back, facing half left eating water melon

VALENTINE GREETING, TOPSY black girl stands leaning back, facing half left eating water melon

Set Information

Set Title
Greeting EdVII period but no Royal atttribution, Valentine
Set Comment

Tuck logo over TRADE MARK, at base on back in red:-COPYRIGHT 1903 BY RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS CO.LTD. N.Y.
grey & cream embossed design with die-cut figure applique over heart shaped perforation

Item Information

Item Title
VALENTINE GREETING, TOPSY black girl stands leaning back, facing half left eating water melon
Item Comment

3 serrated edges with front & back embossed design
inside right:-WHEN THE MELON, TOPSY, RIPENS IN THE SUN, 'T IS THEN I PINE FOR YOU, MY ONLY ONE; AND WHEN THE GRASS AND FLOWERS ARE WET WITH DEW, MY HEART AND THOUGHTS ARE EVER TURNED TO YOU. O, LET YOUR THOUGHTS RESPOND TO MINE, AND SAY YOU'LL BE MY VALENTINE.
artist likely F. BRUNDAGE - see notes re Valentine greetings: Steier & Braun, p.58

In Set:KEDperiod
Artist:likely F. Brundage
Size:12.7 x 17.8 cm., oversize
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