Adding Flight to the Wings of Cupid: Postal Delivery of the Valentine
by Nancy Rosin

Article featured in The American Stamp Dealer & Collector magazine

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"The holiday was barely established in America when lovely Miss Solloway, the Milliner to Ms. Norton in Bromley, Kent, received this majestic hand-cut Valentine. Upon an engraved quarto sheet, the hand-colored image of a genteel couple inspires tenderness and promise -- home and distant spire evoke their future bliss. The cartouche is surrounded by a naively cut border, suggestive of lace and handwritten inside, a fervent love letter signed, Valentine 1803."

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Images Copyright (c) 2013 by Nancy Rosin

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