Item 8 - Valentine Card

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Valentine Card

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  • Graphic material

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  • Source of title proper: Title supplied by archivist based on type of card.

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CA MRM 01170-1-6-8

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  • 1947 (Creation)

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Physical description

1 greeting card : black ink on cream paper with satin sizing ; colour and textured gold decorations ; 155 x 120 mm
1 envelope : black ink on white paper ; black stamp ; detached postage stamp ; 125 x 160 mm
1 postage stamp : red ; 4 cents, Canada ; 1943 ; 25 x 21 mm

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(4/4/1882 - 25/6/1949)

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Scope and content

Valentine's Day card sent by Helen to Lawrence in 1947.

Recto of greeting card depicts a coloured heart, flowers, and quill with textured gold inkpot. Greeting reads "From the Girl Who Loves You ; Valentine Greetings". Inner-left depicts three blue flowers, inner right is preprinted poem in black ink. Handwritten black ink inscription reads "Guess who sends you this?" Recto bears black pre-printed text: "25 VS 6261 COPYRIGHT ; RUST CRAFT TORONTO, CANADA".

Envelope bears round black ink stamp "VANCOUVER ; FEB 11 ; 6 PM ; 1947 ; B.C." Black ink wave stamp on recto and verso. Handwritten black ink address "Dr L Broe. ; c/o Royal Columbian hosp. ; New Westminster, ; BC".

Postage stamp is red, worth 4 cents, issued 1943, depicting King George IV in military regalia. Black ink wave stamp across recto aligns with that on envelope.

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Physical condition

Some insect damage to recto and verso of greeting card. Envelope in poor condition with insect and moisture damage. Postage stamp in good condition and fully intact.

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

The postage stamp was donated housed in the same bag as the card and envelope. It was originally loose but the archivist has matched the stamp and ink marks to the void upon the envelope.

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  • English

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    Conservation

    Surface cleaning using dry cleaning methods performed by archivist in 2021.

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    Status

    Final

    Level of detail

    Full

    Dates of creation, revision and deletion

    Created: December 5, 2021

    Language of description

    • English

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