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Traditional Sailor Valentine
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Traditional Sailor Valentine in the antique style with paper dividers and a partial cotton underlayment.
11" with a light oak frame
9" Sailor Valentine created using traditional techniques. Open glass door frame.
$175.00 & $15.00 shipping
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9" valentine with brown painted background and tradtional paper dividers.Open glass door frame, shown with door open.
$210.00 & $15.00 shipping
9" traditional Sailor Valentine with a twist, MIRRORS! Constructed using the antique techniques of paper dividers and cotton underlayment. Five circular mirrors accent the design
$155.00 plus $15.00 shipping
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"Sailors' Valentines" is a term originally given to octagonal shell pictures. In the 19th century they were the rage, homesick sailors would buy them from curiosity shops in the spice islands and bring them home as gifts for their mothers and girlfriends. Today antique Sailors' Valentines sell for between 4 and 30 thousand dollars. Recently the craft has been revived and many contemporary shell artists are taking the form to new heights and interpreting them in a variety of fun and different ways.
"Sailors' Valentines" has also become a term loosely applied to all shell art and handmade seashell souvenirs.