National Valentine Collectors Association

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-ninth 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:


Special Event during February 2015:
  LOVE and the First World War

The NVCA and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, United Kingdom, have created a wonderful joint celebration during the month of February 2015.

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

Our celebratory collaboration with the Bodleian Library at Oxford University continues, as Julie Anne Lambert, Curator of the John Johnson Collection of Ephemera, has created an amazing new Valentine experience for us. We hope to create a Pinterest site filled with images of Valentines and romantic postcards during the historic era of World War I. From embroidered silk cards, to images of soldiers and sweethearts, to the cartoon images of doughboys, your help is needed. Please send your images, with the desired credit line, directly to Julie Anne, at Images must be copyright free, meaning the artist must have been dead for 70 years.

For ideas, an interesting resource is:

Our Pinterest site is





Our auctions are no longer posted online. The beautiful electronic newsletters may be zoomed for details, and email scans are available upon request.


Our Newsletter: The Valentine Writer

Valentine Writer Newsletter 2012-4

Our present to you:
Download a Complimentary Sample Issue


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