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Postally Used Cobweb Valentine - Hymen's Temple

1847. A single fold quarto hand stenciled valentine that appears to be a lovely vase of flowers with a decorative border. Upon closure examination The vase lifts as a cobweb or birdcage to expose the temple of hymen with an eternal flame at top. A verse flanks the vase and concludes with "I love thee more than tongue may tell And how may I do less Than woo thee thus -- in Hymen's spell And true loves happiness". Postally used with stamp, red seal and postmark reading Reading Feb 13, 1847. Inside blank. Letter folds.

Price: $750.00

Item #21015466

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