Valentines Day History

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Valentines Day History

In Australia, miners who were flush with new found wealth from the Ballarat mines were willing to pay a pricely sum for elaborate valentines. Merchants in Australia would send orders of a thousand pounds at a time.
The most extravagant of valentines were made of a satin cushion, perfumed, ornately designed with flowers, coloured shells, and would also have a taxidermied humming bird or bird of paradise adorning it. This was all contained in a neatly decorated box which were considered of high standing, fashionable and most expensive.



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