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Ephemera

Ephemera

  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1886 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Willoughby Hodgson

  • Museum number:

    E.1496-1929

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf SH62, box GG67A

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Physical description

Post Office notice asking people to send their letters and parcels early on the 13th of February, due to the high volume of Valentine's day post. It also advises them to pack their Valentine's presents, including bouquets, confectionary and toys, carefully before sending them.

Place of Origin

UK (made)

Date

1886 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper

Marks and inscriptions

Post Office Notice. St. Valentine's Day. . . . The Public will greatly assist the Post Office by posting their Letters, / Parcels, &c., early on Saturday the 13th February, in view / of the large numbers of Valentines that are sent by post. / It is desirable that Valentines containing, for instance, Cut Flowers, / Bouquets, Confectionery, Toys, Fancy Articles, &c, intended for transmission / by Parcel Post, should be carefully packed by the Senders so as to secure them / from injury during transit . . . / General Post Office, / February, 1886.

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in, Width: 6.5625 in

Descriptive line

Post Office notice concerning Valentine's Day, British, 1886

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.
The full text of the record is as follows:

'ANONYMOUS (Valentines).
...
Post Office Notice. St. Valentine's Day. . . . The Public
will greatly assist the Post Office by posting their Letters, /
Parcels, &c., early on Saturday the 13th February, in view
/ of the large numbers of Valentines that are sent by
post. / It is desirable that Valentines containing, for
instance, Cut Flowers, / Bouquets, Confectionery, Toys,
Fancy Articles, &c, intended for transmission / by Parcel
Post, should be carefully packed by the Senders so as to
secure them / from injury during transit . . . / General
Post Office, / February, 1886.
Size of sheet (8 1/4 x 6 9/16)
E.1496-1929.

Given by Mrs. Willoughby Hodgson.'

Associated names

General Post Office

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Advertising

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O753348
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