St. Valentine's Day

38067 | 16.01.2012 | £29.75

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Printed by Royal Mail. Designed by Adrian Bradbury
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Date:
16th January 2012
Issue:
St. Valentine's Day Stamp Sheet (Smilers®)
StockCode:
38067
Price:
£29.75
Producer/Series:
A G Bradbury, History of Britain 82
The sheet is limited to 500 numbered copies.
Details

Saint Valentine's Day is an annual commemoration held on February 14th celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD.
It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending Valentines cards.  The day first became associated with romantic love in  the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.