Lessons in love: Victorian Valentine's cards unearthed in shoebox give modern day bachelors lessons in romance
0 Have your say A collection of Victorian Valentine's cards have fetched £100 at auction after being found lying in a dusty shoebox.
The 120-year-old cards give a fascinating insight into how attitudes towards wooing and courtship have changed since the 1880s.
The collection of charming and sentimental messages from would-be lovers were discovered in a shoebox.
One of the notes, which is headed "To my love", describes their lover's "bright glances like sunbeams" and "sweet voice music, whispering low".
The antique cards sold for £100 after going under the... read more
- 12:30 Man Utd legend rips Alexis Sanchez apart in brutal comparison with...
- 12:30 MotoGP crash: Watch Cal Crutchlow THROWN off bike in ‘one of...
- 12:30 Girl who can not swim lucky to be alive after being swept out to sea
- 12:28 13 of Coventry's most beautiful buildings
- 12:28 Street rocked by Leicester explosion comes together for Royal...
- 12:28 Have you seen missing Ben Robinson?
- 12:27 After fanfare of royal wedding, a major clean-up begins in Windsor
- 12:27 Images released as police launch appeal after robbery
- 12:27 Royal wedding crowds were so big they could be seen from space
- 12:21 'Frisky' hedgehogs rescued after getting stuck in cattle grid
- 12:21 Aston Martin's flagship DB11 - this is how fast it will go
- 12:20 Milan’s Suso: ‘I feel like I am only at 70% of what I can achieve’
- 12:19 Summer holiday challenge for young people as Lifestyle 2018 launches
- 12:19 The Harrogate Mayor’s column with Councillor Anne Jones
- 12:18 Harry and Meghan’s wedding attracted more than 6,000,000 tweets
- 12:17 Crime writers under the microscope
- 12:17 This week in court - Spar robbers, duvet burglar and pizza faeces
- 12:15 Royal Wedding fever hits Barrow - nurseries celebrate Prince...
- 12:15 PICTURES AND VIDEO: Iconic Victorian Northamptonshire landmark...
- 12:13 Secret post-Brexit trade deal ‘could threaten Scotch whisky’
- 12:13 Images released as police launch appeal after robbery
- 12:12 New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks
- 12:12 Woman who asked court to allow disabled daughter to die changes mind
- 12:12 Can the wave of female House candidates lead to a 'tsunami' of wins?
- 12:12 Royal wedding confirmed as year's biggest UK TV event
- 12:11 PSG issue threat to Neymar if he continues push for Real Madrid or...
- 12:11 Malton in Bloom given seed fund for competition
- 12:08 Michael Doyle gives Coventry City fans yet another reason to love...
- 12:08 Josh Warrington upsets odds to beat Lee Selby for IBF title
- 12:08 Warwickshire secure Twickenham Bill Beaumont County Championship...