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AUTHOR: Katherine Kreider----a recognized authority and visionary in the preservation of the valentine. Kreider's efforts have been showcased on the "Martha Stewart Living TV" show, Ray Mansfield TV show, Kovels TV show, "Let's Talk Antiques", The Morgan Wright's Art Workshop, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Examiner, The Antique Journal, Inside Antiques, Antiques Today the list is numerous. She is also the ADVISOR for SCHROEDER'S ANTIQUE PRICE GUIDE and The Antique Trader. She has lectured and exhibited from East coast to West coast.

Book 1: Valentines With Values:  covers valentines from the mid 1800s to the 1950s, consists of 600 color photographs with values, extensive glossary of terminology used in the buying and collecting of antique valentine cards, along with valuable reference information. Whether you enjoy dimensional or some of the earlier ones this book would also be of value to you. 192 pages, soft cover, book measures: 9" x 6", published by: Schiffer Publishing.....................$19.95

Book 2: One Hundred Years of Valentines: Photographic essay that showcases over 450 valentines from the late 1800s to the late 1900s. ALL DIFFERENT information and photographs from book I. This book further explores and expands on the information found in book I. If you like dimensional cards I would suggest either book 1 or 2. A guide is included to help the collector/dealer understand and evaluate the price ranges of valentine cards. Under each caption you will find a value: good, excellent, near mint. This book includes an array of valentines from art deco styles, honey comb paper puff, and many topical themes. Includes a 2nd "Top 10 Most Asked Questions", along with an extensive glossary, 110 pages, soft cover, book measures: 8 1/2" x 11", published by: Schiffer Publishing.......................$24.95

Book 3: Valentines for The Eclectic Collector: This book is for the person who thinks outside the box. This third volume presents the eclectic side of valentine collecting, from party favors, Disney, depression, advertising, novelties, and OEA's (other ephemeral artifacts) along with a postcard chapter. There are hints on collecting for love and for value, with a very complete documentation of the comic strip relating to comic valentines. An extensive glossary and a 3rd "Top 10 Most Asked Questions". 128 pages, all new color photos and information, soft cover, book measures: 8 1/2" x 11", published by: Schiffer Publishing............................$24.95