Valentine’s greetings telegram, issued 14th February 1936, designed by Rex Whistler.

Valentines Greetings Telegrams

Valentine’s Day greetings telegram, issued 14 February 1961, designed by Rosemary Kay.

Valentine's greetings telegram Artist: Rosemary Kay Date of Issue: 14 February 1961 Finding Number: POST

'My dear Valentine' Valentine Card. Valentine card jigsaw puzzle in unused envelope decorated with large red heart enclosing Cupid shooting his arrow. Puzzle is coloured card depicting a lady playing harpsichord to suitors. Verse reads 'My dear Valentine unto thee my thoughts do fly/ Until with bitter pain I cry/ Cry aloud for thee and yet, no nearer do I come to thee'. c.1930 (OB1996.87)

Valentine card jigsaw puzzle in unused envelope decorated with large red heart enclosing Cupid shooting his arrow.

Pop-up valentine. Chromolithograph of girl in blue, holding a rose, standing by a garden wall. Gilt embossed scrap bird. Greeting on scrap on bottom: 'Loving greeting'. c.1890-1900 (OB1995.393)

Chromolithograph of girl in blue, holding a rose, standing by a garden wall. Greeting on scrap on bottom: 'Loving greeting'.

Double cobweb valentine card. French. A chromolithograph card with a gilt border.Tassel pulls to reveal lovers and bride and groom. Message reads 'Pense a moi'. 19th century (OB1996.86)

A chromolithograph card with a gilt border.Tassel pulls to reveal lovers and bride and groom. Message reads 'Pense a moi'. century Find out more: Valentines Day: Passion Through the Post.

'I declare Mistress Cook you are sadly to blame' Valentine Artwork. Artwork for comic valentine.  Depicts a long-legged soldier embracing a plump cook. Verse reads 'I declare Mistress Cook you are sadly to blame/ To let those tall fellows so pull you about;/ Whether Sarjens or Bobbies, 'tis always the same;-/ But there will be a scene when the missus finds out!'. 19th century (OB1995.454)

'I declare Mistress Cook you are sadly to blame' Valentine Artwork. Artwork for comic valentine. Depicts a long-legged soldier embracing a plump cook. Verse reads 'I declare Mistress Cook you are sadly to blame/ To let those tall fellows so pull you about;/ Whether Sarjens or Bobbies, 'tis always the same;-/ But there will be a scene when the missus finds out!'. 19th century (OB1995.454)

'I found my love sleeping' Valentine Card. Kate Greenaway valentine card. Two chromolithograph portraits of fairies and elves, with verse beginning 'I found my love sleeping'. Embossed details with floral scraps on other side joined with red fabric. c.1880 (OB1995.449/1)

'I found my love sleeping' Valentine Card. Two chromolithograph portraits of fairies and elves, with verse beginning 'I found my love sleeping'. Embossed details with floral scraps on other side joined with red fabric.

'Forget Me Not' Valentine Card. Paper lace valentine card with embroidered detail. White cameo embossed paper lace overlaid on blue and white embossed card with pretty design. Embroidered fabric panel in centre. Four embossed floral scraps. On front: 'Forget Me Not'. Handwritten message on reverse: 'For mother. Can you please send me my skates in a parcel'. c.1870 (OB1995.365)

Embroidery (with paper lace, white cameo embossed paper lace and card, scraps) Postal Heritage Museum

Paper lace valentine card with fabric and scraps, and envelope. Gilt paper lace with eagle heads at top on shaped card. Central panel filled with cream fabric. In the centre of the fabric is a hand-painted woman with cupid. Gilt embossed floral scraps with silver and green leaves. Accompanying envelope addressed to Gravesend. c.1850 (OB1995.291)

Paper lace valentine card with fabric and scraps, and envelope. Gilt paper lace with eagle heads at top on shaped card. Central panel filled with cream fabric. In the centre of the fabric is a hand-painted woman with cupid. Gilt embossed floral scraps with silver and green leaves. Accompanying envelope addressed to Gravesend. c.1850 (OB1995.291)


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