An unusual hand colored embossed paper lace valentine from New Zealand.
This little piece is measures 2 ½”x 3 ½”. It features a cameo of a country couple surrounded by a gilded green frame with the banner “Yours and Yours Only” beneath it. Inside is a wonderful inked message dated February 23, 1862 from Jane Messenger Currie (neicy) to (perhaps) her uncle William John Cuthbertson. “My little brother William David Currie sends a sweet little kiss to you.” (Note the script f’s used for ss).
The valentine is in good condition for its age. There is some foxing on the cover. Please examine the pictures and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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1862 New Zealand Valentine-“Yours and Yours Only”