1930′s Era Vintage Greta Garbo Valentine’s Day Card

I picked this up over the summer with patient plans of waiting to offer it for sale when we got close to Valentine's Day. Of course I completely forgot about it. The only reason I'm sharing the image with you today instead of some time years in the future is because I luckily happened upon it towards the top of a pile of miscellaneous collectibles earlier today! (I love piles of miscellaneous collectibles!)

This Valentine dates to the mid-1930's. It stands 5-1/2 inches tall and is 4 inches wide at the base. On card stock, this vibrantly colored vintage die cut greeting card is a card within a card. Observe:

Greta Garbo Valentine

That's how this Valentine appears in its normal state, but Greta's "Ticket" folds open revealing a message more definitely identifying the figure as Garbo:

Greta Garbo Valentine Opened

You may not recognize me
In this GARB-O Valentine
But I have no GREAT-A wish
Than to win you for all mine.

A heart at the bottom right of the card carries the text "I Tank I Go Home" with "If you won't be my Valentine" underneath.

Beneath that text is a pre-scored area that's meant to be folded out as a stand.

The back is blank (mine has a message written on it).

No mention of manufacturer appears on this vintage greeting card, only the text in small type "Made in U.S.A."

Mine is currently at 5-day auction on eBay (Sold for $14.69), but it's a neat piece of ephemera I definitely wanted to highlight forever on the site.

GRETA GARBO VINTAGE 7X9 PHOTO 1949 CANDID TAKEN IN ROME ITALY WITH NEWS SNIPE
GRETA GARBO VINTAGE 7X9 PHOTO 1949 CANDID TAKEN IN ROME ITALY WITH NEWS SNIPE
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ANNA KARENINA GRETA GARBO CLARENCE BROWN 1935 MOVIE POSTER 10013
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AS YOU DESIRE ME GRETA GARBO GEORGE FITZMAURICE 1932 MOVIE POSTER 89
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CONQUEST RE GRETA GARBO CLARENCE BROWN 1937 MOVIE POSTER 18202
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