Sunday, 10 February 2013
One of a set of four PHQ stamp cards issued in 1981 on the theme of folklore. I find it slightly odd that St Valentine would be considered folklore when he is an "official" saint, the patron saint of engaged couples, happy marriages, love, and bee-keepers (amongst other things).
The current traditions associated with Valentine's Day were apparently made up in the 14th century by Chaucer and others. I suppose that's long enough ago to argue the case for folklore.
The other stamps in the set were Morris dancers, Medieval Mummers, and Lammastide.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"