In collecting 19th century paper, my primary focus has been the trade cards and rewards of merit that were pasted into Victorian scrapbooks. Many other beautiful things found their way into those scrapbooks, such as lacy valentines, and I've never been able to resist the layered sort that follow. These are all from my collection ...
Shown at a reduced size is the envelope for the valentine immediately preceding it. The valentine was sent to Carrie Poole.
And this is the sentiment found inside.
Happy Valentine's Day, from Mark!.