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Ephemera

1886 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed paper
Brief Description
Post Office notice concerning Valentine's Day, British, 1886
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 8.25in
  • Width: 6.5625in
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.
Credit line
Given by Mrs Willoughby Hodgson
Association
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1496-1929

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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