Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines/Valentino Day

This is a wonderful Valentine's card from the 1920's. It depicts a girl with a tissue saying, "I don't want a Valentine, I want a Valentino!" This was a very smart marketing technique for the card company that produced these. These are fairly sought after and are not too commonly found. This is another great example of one of those random items that you simply have to have for the collection. Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Sainted Devil Lobby Card

This is a wonderful Lobby Card from the 1924 film, A Sainted Devil. This remains to one of two of Valentino's major films that are still "lost." The other being Uncharted Seas from 1921. Many of the photos, lobby cards, posters, etc. that are out there depict Valentino in very similar costumes seen in The Four Horsemen and Blood and Sand. Most items from A Sainted Devil and Uncharted Seas tend to be more desirable. This could be attributed to the film's being lost. Lobby Cards from both of these films are highly valuable and very sought after, this one being no exception.