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 forty-second 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:


The NVCA is proud to announce another wonderful collaboration with the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, United Kingdom. This is an exceptional addition to our Pinterest page, adding history and illustration  to our body of knowledge, and increasing our pleasure of THE VALENTINE. 

Special Event during February 2018:

At our Pinterest site:


The NVCA and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, United Kingdom, have created a wonderful joint celebration during the month of February 2018.

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.

Our 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.  Over the past several years, an incomparable resource has been created – from alphabetically illustrating the various embellishments on Valentines, to Love in World War I, Rebus Valentines, and the Language of Flowers!

The intention is to create a scholarly resource for anyone interested in Valentines. Institutions and collectors are invited to add their own copyright free images (meaning the artist must have been dead for 70 years) to the Pinterest folders, by sending their contributions to Julie Anne at

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
Box 647, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey 07417

Tel: (201) 337-5834     Fax: (201) 337-3356    Email: