|BC002||2001 Occasions - Be My Valentine, unsigned||£60.00||Buy Now|
|BC002A||2001 Occasions - Be My Valentine, signed by Jane Asher||£75.00||Limited Availability|
|BC002B||2001 Occasions - Be My Valentine, signed by Martine McCutcheon||£75.00||Limited Availability|
|BC002G||2001 Occasions - Be My Valentine, signed by Lynn Redgrave OBE||£160.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 06/02/2001
Issue Name: 2001 Occasions - Be My Valentine
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This cover was created for the set of Royal Mail Occasions stamps issued on 6th February 2001. We chose Valentine's Day as our Occasion and we couldn't have found a better postmark - Lover, in Salisbury. Our covers were postmarked on Valentine's Day as well!
Some gorgeous Valentines signed for us to raise money for charity including My Fair Lady Martine McCutcheon, actress, author and cake-maker extraordinaire, Jane Asher, or English actress Lynn Redgrave OBE.
The Secret Language of Flowers
When you lack the words to tell someone how ou feel about them, flowers can be your messenger. Special meanings have been attached to flowers and plants since the time of the ancient Greek and Oriental cultures. The Victorians elavated it to an art form. Dictionaries were written to explain each flower's meaning, though they did not always give the same definitions. For eample, a lilac blossom could mean either 'first emotions of love' or 'the romance is over'. If two lovers used different dictionaries there could be some real misunderstanding! Even the way the flowers were sent had meaning. A flower presented upright symbolized a positive thought. Presented upside down, it had the opposite meaning. A person could say 'yes' by offering a flower with the right hand. A flower offered with the left hand meant 'no'. It was important to get the colour right too. A red carnation meant 'alas for my poor heart' but a white carnation meant disdain and while a rose meant love, a deep red rose meant 'bashful shame'.
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Jane Asher is an English actress, author, and entrepreneur, who achieved early fame as a child actress, and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career
Martine Kimberley Sherrie McCutcheon is an English singer, television personality and actress. McCutcheon's first television role was the role of Mandy in the television show Bluebirds in 1989.
Lynn Rachel Redgrave OBE was an English and American actress. A member of the Redgrave family of actors, Lynn trained in London before making her theatrical debut in 1962