National Valentine Collectors Association
Special Event during February 2014:
Cupid's manufactory: An A to Z of valentine making

The NVCA and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, United Kingdom, have created a wonderful joint celebration during the month of February 2014.

We are indebted to Julie Anne Lambert, Curator of the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera at the Bodleian Library, who enthusiastically shares our passion for the History of the Valentine.   Julie Anne has created an exciting Valentine experience for us, with thanks to our own Michael Russo and Malcolm Warrington.

The intention is to create a scholarly resource for anyone interested in Valentines. Institutions and collectors are invited to add their own images to the Pinterest folders, by sending their contributions to

Please go online, during the month of February, at the link below, to access this special exhibit. You can click on this address to access a special exhibit:

Our thanks to Julie Anne Lambert, Curator of the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera at the Bodleian Library, who enthuasiastically shares our passion for the History of the Valentine.





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Valentine Writer Newsletter 2012-4

Click here to download the special
Winter 2012 issue of Valentine Writer.

This issue is devoted to the master purveyor of Valentines, Eugene Rimmel.
As a perfumer in Victorian London, his workshop created scented Valentines, fans, perfumed fountains, and all manner of romantic novelties. Inside, you will find his fragrant story!


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Welcome to the online home of the National Valentine Collectors Association. It is your source for updated information and images, links to other pertinent websites, and a supplement to the Newsletter.

Now in its thirty-eighth year, the purpose of the organization has always been to preserve and communicate the history of this beautiful material, and enable collectors to meet people who share their passionate interest. We encourage the enjoyment of all forms of Valentines, from antique and vintage, to all modern varieties, through informative articles, quarterly auctions, occasional meetings, and related information.

In addition to the love and romance incorporated within this subject, it is a great resource for students of art and social history. We invite inquiries, and are happy to provide interviews, articles, exhibitions, and program speakers.

We are phasing out the paper newsletter, and our electronic newsletter is functioning beautifully. It may be viewed on your computer, iphone or ipad, enabling enlarged images and articles. Auctions are no longer posted online; however, scans are emailed upon request. Electronic subscriptions are $20 per year, throughout the world. A limited number of paper newsletters are available, at an additional $20. per year. Dues are payable by the end of February; PayPal is accepted, using this address;

Nancy Rosin, President
PO Box 647
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 USA