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Antique Valentine’s Day gift – hold it to your ear and hear the sea

February 10th, 2006 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português If it’s true that sailors have one in every port, then an awful lot of young ladies will be looking forward to next Tuesday with high expectation. If you need reminding, it’s Valentine’s Day and woe betide the lover who fails to send a […]

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Tags: Maritime · Valentine

Be my Valentine, but be sure to send me a Victorian card

January 24th, 2006 · 3 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português Poor St. Valentine. He probably never had a sweetheart of his own and he had absolutely nothing in common with lovers. He became their saint quite by chance. His story starts in Rome in about 271AD when the poor wretch was flung into prison […]

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Tags: Ephemera · Valentine