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First British St. Valentine's Day greetings telegram

Print
1936 (printed)
Artist/Maker

St. Valentine's Day greetings telegram, issued by the GPO 14 February 1936. Colour half-tone and letterpress, designed by Rex Whistler. A rectangular frame surmounted by a cartouche decorated with pendant garlands held up by winged cherubs at either side, against a backround of a starry sky.


Object details
Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Colour half-tone and letterpress on paper.
Brief description
G.P.O greetings telegram designed by Rex Whistler, Valentine's Day, 1936
Physical description
St. Valentine's Day greetings telegram, issued by the GPO 14 February 1936. Colour half-tone and letterpress, designed by Rex Whistler. A rectangular frame surmounted by a cartouche decorated with pendant garlands held up by winged cherubs at either side, against a backround of a starry sky.
Dimensions
  • Height: 16.1cm
  • Width: 21.1cm
Credit line
Given by Mr A. J. Branston
Object history
For a note of the complete gift of greetings telegrams 1935-1982, see Calkin-James, Margaret, E.3774-3828-1983.



Historical significance: The first British St. Valentine's Day greetings telegram, issued by the GPO 14 February 1936.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
E.3778-1983

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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