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A selection of Valentine's Day greeting from our collections.

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Valentine's greetings telegram Artist: Rex Whistler Date of Issue: February 1936 Finding Number: POST Wedding Congratulations, Valentines Day Greetings, Saint Valentine, Whistler, Printable Paper, Mail Art, Laurence, Vintage Images, Illustration Art

Valentines Greetings Telegrams

In 1936 the General Post Office introduced the Valentine’s Day greetings telegram, which enabled people to send a 9 word message for just 9d.

Valentine's greetings telegram Artist: Rosemary Kay Date of Issue: 14 February 1961 Finding Number: POST Vintage Valentines, Love Valentines, Valentines Day Greetings, Love Notes, Archaeology, Vintage World Maps, Saints, Invitations, History

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

Valentine card jigsaw puzzle in unused envelope decorated with large red heart enclosing Cupid shooting his arrow. Valentines Day Greetings, Be My Valentine, Color Card, Cupid, Arrow, Jigsaw Puzzles, Envelope, Cry Cry, Bitter

'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)

Pop-up valentine. Chromolithograph of girl in blue, holding a rose, standing by a garden wall. Greeting on scrap on bottom: 'Loving greeting'. Valentines Day Greetings, Early Christian, Saint Valentine, Vintage Valentines, Three Dimensional, Pop Up, Red Roses, Ephemera, Archive

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)

 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. Victorian Valentines, Vintage Valentines, Be My Valentine, Valentine Cards, Valentines Day Greetings, Love Letters, Vintage Cards, Wonderful Images, Paper Cutting

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)

'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) Victorian Valentines, Valentines Day Greetings, Blame, Mistress, 19th Century, 18th, Scene, Comics, Artwork

'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)

A useful valentine. “My Heart is with You,” Valentine card in the shape of a fan, E Rimmel, perfumer, about The British Postal Musem & Archive Antique Fans, Vintage Fans, Victorian Valentines, Vintage Valentines, Hand Held Fan, Hand Fans, Belle Epoque, Valentines Greetings, Cupid

'My heart is with you' Valentine Card. Valentine card in the shape of a fan. Lithograph images of floral designs and cupid with greetings reading 'My heart is with you'; 'Think of me' and 'Forget-me-not'. Gilt embossed decorations. Central segment is rigid with six moveable segments coming out of it. Tassels on cord. Segments held with thread. Manufacturer's mark on reverse: 'E Rimmel. Perfumer. 96 Strand. 24 Cornhill. 128 Regent St. London. 17 Boulevard des Italiens Paris'. c.1880…

'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. One Rose, Dream Library, Valentines Day Greetings, Red Fabric, Elves, Ber, Childrens Books, We Heart It, My Books

'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)

Embroidery (with paper lace, white cameo embossed paper lace and card, scraps) Postal Heritage Museum Valentines Day Greetings, Valentines Day Hearts, Vintage Valentines, Saint Valentine, Be My Valentine, Valentine Decorations, Valentine Crafts, Embossed Paper, Paper Lace

'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)

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 cu. Valentines Day Greetings, Valentines Day Hearts, Eagle Head, Paper Lace, Early Christian, Addressing Envelopes, Saint Valentine, Vintage Cards, Cupid

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 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. Thank You For Smoking, Hymen, Below Deck, Valentines Day Greetings, Ever And Ever, Printed Materials, Cupid, Sailing Ships, Cover Art

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…

“Feeling spiteful on Valentine’s Day? From the late century to Victorian era, some people sent out these vinegar valentines. I Fainted, Singles Awareness Day, Special Letters, Valentines Day Greetings, 18th Century Fashion, Esquire, Victorian Era, Caricature, Archaeology

'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…

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