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Photos, Postcards and what else?

Valentine & Sons are best known for their postcards and photos.

However, they also produced several books.

What else did they produce?

 

1.

Playing Cards

St Andrews University Library have a large archive of Valentine & Sons postcards.  The library sometimes receives questions about other items produced by the company.

Staff at the Library tell me that they have been told of playing cards that were produced by the company, and that it was those overseas  businesses whose Valentine stock went beyond postcards that remained open when others closed in the early 20th century.

 

2.

Plaquettes

Thank you to Sally Lewis who e-mailed me in March 2006.

Sally wrote:

QUESTION

Can you  help me identify an item I found with some family books?

Just a brief description: It is a small (almost 41/2 ins x 31/2 ins) religious picture with a little stand (like a free standing picture).

On the back is printed:

 VALENTINE'S
"PLAQUETTES"
SERIES M6/501/6       
 (could be M6/506/6 it is hard to see)

Printed in Great Britain
V & S Ltd     D & L

Hand written it is dated: July 23 1943

On the front it says:

"GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH,

A VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE"

 psalm 46.1

I would be grateful for any suggestions.

If you can provide any further information, please e-mail me and I will pass on your message to Sally Lewis.  Thank you.

 

3.

Greetings Cards

'Muffin the Mule'

Adrienne Hasler writes:

QUESTION

"Valentines produced under license to the Muffin Syndicate (identified as  Valentine’s Greeting Cards or Valentine’s Cloth of Gold Greetings Cards) quite a number of children's birthday and Christmas cards featuring Muffin the Mule and friends.

Can you tell me who illustrated these?

I can not find any reference to them at all."

Adrienne Hasler:  November 19, 2007

If you can provide any further information, please e-mail me and I will pass on your message to Adrienne.  Thank you.

 

4.

Christmas Cards

I have been told about a series of Valentine 'Cloth of Gold' Christmas Cards produced around 1940s-1950s.  No artist is named on these cards.

Source:  Bethea, London:  December 8, 2009

5.

Games

To Berlin

Thank you to K Pickard for telling me about his board game, 'To Berlin',  printed and published by Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee, London &, Montreal, and for allowing me to reproduce photos of this game.

            Board Game, 'To Berlin', published by Valentine & Sons ©            ©

Acknowledgement:  K Pickard:  September 22+24, 2011

What is known about this Game?

If you know when this game was produced, or anything else about the name, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to K Pickard.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  September 24, 2011

 

6.

Book Marks

Thank you to Mary Monts for telling me about another item produced by Valentine  -  a  bookmark

Mary wrote:

"On the back of my bookmark is written:

VALENTINE'S "DE LUXE' BOOK MARKS

MADE IN GT BRITAIN

VALENTINE & SONS, LTD.

DUNDEE AND LONDON."

Mary Monts, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA:  March 25, 2012

 

7.

Book and Slate

Thank you to John Glennard who wrote to tell me about another item produced by Valentine & Sons

John wrote:

Book and Slate

"I have a Valentines series book entitled "The Slate Book, Zoo Favourites" patent no. 204362, "combining a washable unbreakable drawing-slate with a book of simple drawing of zoo animals"

I wonder if you have any information about this book?"

John Glennard, Runcorn, Cheshire, England:  June 27, 2012

I've not come across that item before. If you know anything about it, or if you have seen anything similar produced by Valentine & Sons, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to John.

     Thanks.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 30, 2012

Update

Thank you to John Glennard for contacting me again and for sending me these images of the front cover and the frontispiece from his book, 'Zoo Favourites'.

Here they are:

Cover

   Valentine Book and Slate  -  Zoo Favourites  -  Cover ©

Frontispiece

   ©

Acknowledgement:  John Glennard, Runcorn, Cheshire, England:  June 30, 2012

Please click on the thumbnail images above to enlarge them.

 

8.

Comics

Dr Chris Murray who researches and teaches comics at the University of Dundee wrote:

Comics

"I've been trying to find out something about two 'one-off' comics apparently produced by Valentine & Sons in 1948:

Ace Comics and

Super Bumper Comics

These were produced by comic artist turned nature artist Len Fullerton, who had moved to Dundee a few years earlier.

I wonder if you've ever come across any references to these publications.  Any help or advice about how to find out more would be greatly appreciated."

Dr Chris Murray, School of Humanities, University of Dundee,
Dundee, Tayside, Scotland:  September 8, 2015.

Reply to

Dr Chris Murray?

Unfortunately, I was not aware that Valentine & Sons had ever published any comics.

However, if you know anything about these comics, and would like to contact Chris, please tell me, then I'll pass on Chris' email address to you.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  September 8, 2015.pp_valentine_other_items.htm

 

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