A Valentine’s Day card addressed to a Margaret Davey arrived at Duke University earlier this month, but get this…it was postmarked February 12, 1934! It was later discovered that Davey graduated from Duke’s School of Nursing in 1935. The card was signed by Davey’s six year old niece (who was actually Davey’s sister, the niece’s mother). Unfortunately, Davey passed away earlier this year and was never able to receive the card, but Duke’s Director of Postal Operations was able to get in touch with the niece.
Lost Valentine’s postmarked 1934
I was really fascinated by this story and also found it interesting that the card featured a giraffe–the newest trend for kid’s stationery. As of recent, these loveable long-necked creatures have been taking over kids’ stationery and they’re winning us over at Cardstore, too! Check out here to see how these animals have stampeded all over the front of our new stationery. (And to find out more about the lost Valentine, click here.)