Valentines Day14th February 2020 by Michele Auborn
We cant let this day go by without some cartophilic commemoration. After all it is the date that our feathered friends traditionally choose their mates. So why not!
The vintage image we choose as our featured card is a reminder of how times change, all the things appearing on that table now fit on your smart phone. We are not sure it is really any smarter, and it’s certainly less romantic than these lovely antique desk accessories.
There are many cards to do with Valentines Day and we will display a few below this text.
Go hunt in your albums and see how many you can find. It’s interesting that Valentine was a popular first name for men in days gone by. Valentine Dyall is probably the best known of those, even today. And Val Doonican uses the shortened form of his middle name. On a literary note, Ian Fleming’s father was called Valentine, and it was the middle name of Henry Miller. Shakespeare also used it for two of his characters.
As a mild variant, we must remember silent screen sensation Valentino, cruelly cut down at the height of his fame by peritonitis. On the card we show below he is described as “The Screen`s Greatest Lover”
Finally, bringing card collecting bang up to date, the virtual card of the township of “Valentine, The Heartlands, NH” is one of the new breed of card collectables. Have a look by clicking on :
Anyway let’s go have a hunt through our albums and see about sharing a little romance….
A dilemma. Imagine you are, or know a card collector who lives outside the UK, who would be really interested to join us, were it not for the high cost of the overseas subscription? If only there was a way to reduce this cost. And now there is!
We cant let this day go by without some cartophilic commemoration. After all it is the date that our feathered friends traditionally choose their mates. So why not! The vintage image we choose as our featured card is a reminder of how times change, a
Well I hope 2019 was a success in finding those elusive lots to slim down your wants list, and that 2020 will be just as good. I am looking forward to the convention at Salisbury. While it is not so far for me to travel, I confess I do enjoy going
Greetings to all our Antipodean friends. We hope that you enjoy your day. Did you know you could visit Australia from here! In virtual form of course, because we have a thriving Australian cartophilic Society linked to us in many ways and it's ea