Valentine ‘s Day is that time of the year when couples show their eternal and undying love for each other, by sending Valentines cards, flowers and chocolates...
However, Valentine’s Day is not only about public displays of affection. In recent years it has also become big business. In the UK alone, more than £40 million is spent on Valentines cards, flowers and gifts.
Although Valentine’s Day has become a global industry, the origins of the day are unclear and hidden in the mists of time. No one knows exactly who St Valentine was, although some historians suggest he was a Roman martyred in the third century AD by a Roman Emperor.
It is said that the imprisoned Duke of Orleans sent the first recorded Valentine’s card in 1415. It is believed that he sought solace from his confinement by sending love poems to his wife.
Millions of Valentines cards and larger Valentines gifts of love are sent through the post in early February each year. Many postal services in numerous countries celebrate Valentine’s Day by issuing ‘love stamps’, ideal for love letters for her and Valentines cards.
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In 1985 An Post, the Irish Post Office, started issuing Love stamps for use on Saint Valentine's Day cards. The first pair of Valentine's day postage stamps issued depicted clouds and balloons (22p value) and hearts and flowers (26p value). An Post continues to issue new designs each year.
The U.S. Postal Service has issued Love stamps for Saint Valentine's Day annually since the 1973 issue designed by Robert Indiana. The first issue was an 8 cents stamp with a printing production of 320 million stamps.
Why not send flowers as a gift? Roses are perfect. There is a ‘sweet briar’ roses stamp from 1978 which was worth 13p and is now worth £130,000. The uniqueness about this stamp is that the 13p stamp did not get printed for some reason. There are only three of these stamps in the whole world. The Queen owns two and one could be available, at the right price!
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