'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)

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

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'.

'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)

'O charms like thine are too divine' Valentine. Fine pencil and watercolour humorous valentine depicting a caricature of a Georgian gentleman with printed verse below.  Verse reads 'O charms like thine are too divine,/ Thou model of all grace!/ For thee I sigh, I faint, I die,/ to view thy love-formed face;/ Thy crescent back, like neddy jack,/ Hampers so fit to carry,/ That if all men, were like thee - then,/ I'd sooner die than marry'. Paper maker's watermark reads 'FELLOWS/ 1812'. Reverse…

'O charms like thine are too divine' Valentine. Fine pencil and watercolour humorous valentine depicting a caricature of a Georgian gentleman with printed verse below. Verse reads 'O charms like thine are too divine,/ Thou model of all grace!/ For thee I sigh, I faint, I die,/ to view thy love-formed face;/ Thy crescent back, like neddy jack,/ Hampers so fit to carry,/ That if all men, were like thee - then,/ I'd sooner die than marry'. Paper maker's watermark reads 'FELLOWS/ 1812'. Reverse…

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’ ENGLISH 'Think of me'

A coloured lithograph of a ship sailing on the sea with a door revealing a sailor being given a valentine by a cupid below deck. Verse below image reads 'Oh! true 'tis indeed I would taste of the lip -/ That flies from the Cottage & ventures the Ship/ For she who inclines to a Sailor's own heart,/ In the gale of adversity - never will part./ [...]/ Let it blow, and blow hard, my own fond one beleive [sic]/ I will ever be faithful, and never deceive./ In Hymen's own bonds, no intruder should…

Valentine Card A coloured lithograph of a ship sailing on the sea with a door revealing a sailor being given a valentine by a cupid below deck. Verse below image read: “ Oh! true ‘tis indeed I.


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