Victorian, circa 1880. 1.75ins by 3.1ins wide. Needlework 'Sampler' Postage stamp holder. The holder has an outer case with verses and an inner case with initials.
The outer holder is worked in purple silk on perforated paper.
'To guard her head
From dust and damps
This case is made
For postage stamps
Find no grace
Unless they bear
The inner case is signed 'F.B' (presumably the stitcher) and, 'V R', for Victoria Regina.
CONDITION: Very Good. A few stains.
Minor stitch losses to border.