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Vintage 1940's Vinegar Valentine Cheap Skate Comic Penny Dreadful USA

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Estimated to arrive by Friday, April 28th

Estimated delivery date is Friday, April 28th. This estimate is based on:

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Actual delivery times may vary. The item could arrive as early as Thursday, April 27th.

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Vintage 1940's Vinegar Valentine Cheap Skate Comic Penny Dreadful USA


For your consideration is a vintage vinegar valentine probably from the 1940's. Color illustration printed on pulp paper with rhyming lines. Made in U.S.A. Sometimes also called Dreadful Pennies, these valentines were popular in the 19th and 20th century.

"Cheap $Kate: If You Ever Spent A Dollar / Folks Would Think You Went Insane, / 'Cause The Way You A Penny / Makes Abe Lincoln Scream With Pain!"

No tears, 4 holes in the top where staples were removed. See pictures.

These measure 11" by 8" - easy to frame! Light wear, some with small tears. Check out the picture of each one. But remember these are printed on pulp paper which is very brittle. Great color!

For that unusual Valentine gift for someone with a sense of humor ~ consider a vintage vinegar valentine. We are currently listing different ones insulting intelligence, appearance and occupations. We will combine shipping so you can include all your friends!


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Item must be returned within 14 days. Refund will be given as money back. If an item is grossly misrepresented and you wish to return it, we will refund the original purchase price and shipping amount charged. The item must be returned in the same condition as when sent with all original pack materials. If you wish to keep the item, but would like an allowance for the defect, we can reach an equitable arrangement. Please check our feedback.

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