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Rare 1875 abusive Valentine wrapper sent from Greenock.

1875 “Anti-Valentine” printed wrapper illustrating a rude caricature of a Victorian Lady printed in red and black ink with abusive message “You nasty flirt, with goggle eyes, your ugly person I despise, a creature like you, will never be mine, so back of my hand to you, valentine”. The image is further annotated with manuscript remarks, the wrapper being addressed to Mrs Hunter, locally sent within Greenock with an 1870 ½d rose issue plate 10, tied by the “163” duplex for FE 13 75. A rare example of a “Victorian Troll” cover. £350