Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Needlework Sampler Postage Stamp Holder

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.

Verse reads,

'To guard her head

From dust and damps

This case is made

For postage stamps

England's letters

Find no grace

Unless they bear

Victoria's face'.

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.


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