Vinegar Valentine from the 1920s is entitled, "The Gossip" and is certain to bring lots of kudos to you for finding it and lots of laughs on Valentine's Day and any other day for that matter as well. This charming and well detailed vintage Valentine is very well illustrated on an ecru colored paper with comic representations of a woman with a wagging tongue and a man with extra-large ears in the central portion. Above the woman's head is a lower portion of a female face with red lips and a heart-shaped padlock. Above the man's head is a picture of a man and woman, both with heart-shaped, padlocked lips behind bars with a central sign marked, "JAIL". The verse reads, "The Gossip/Gossip and slander and vile retort,/These are your greatest delight,/The evil you hear you promptly report,/And your tongue wags day and night,/If I had my way your lips I'd lock/With a padlock good and stout./And put you in jail with the rest of your stock,/And never let you out." The Valentine is marked on the lower left hand, "MADE IN U.S.A." In Very Good/Excellent Condition, there is a slight crease across the center that has been flattened by years of flat storage in a book along with a few flattened bends at the top left as seen in our picture of the reverse. There is a 3/4" tear on the left about one third of the way up the Valentine and a 1/4" tear just below the fold. The reverse has a slightly darkened spot which can be seen in our picture. Otherwise, this unique Vinegar Valentine is in remarkably Excellent Condition. If you are a vintage Vinegar Valentine collector or someone who wants to come up with a hilarious Valentine for someone with whom you share a great sense of humor, this is one Vinegar Valentine that will make for fabulous memories and a terrific Valentine's Day surprise! (#43699-VinegarValentineTheGossip)
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