Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Postage Stamp Flirtations

by Mina Keenan (follow)
Mina's Printables:) Fun (28)      Men (11)      Women (10)      Flirting (7)      History (7)      Society (5)      Victorian Etiquette (3)      Language (3)      Unisex (3)      Code (3)     


victorian,flirt,code,society,body language,letter writing,mail


The Victorians had a way of communicating to their lovers so that lower classes did not know what they were saying with the way stamps were positioned on their letters/correspondence.

This is how they would do it:

The Postage Stamp Code:

Upside down, left corner—I love you.
Same corner, crosswise—I love someone else.
Straight up and down—Good-bye, sweetheart.
Upside down on right corner—Do not write anymore.
In the middle, at right hand edge—Write immediately.
In center, at top—Yes.
Opposite, at bottom—No.
On right-hand corner, at a right angle—Do you love
me?
In left-hand corner—I detest you.
Top corner, at the right—I want to be friends.
Bottom corner, at left—I want to get to know you more.
On line with surname—Have my love.
The same, upside down—I am betrothed.
At right angle, same place—I yearn to see you.

What great fun in a time when mail was equivalent to the phone. I can just imagine the anticipation placing your stamp just so - waiting for the person to receive the letter and then waiting for a reply - agony for those brought up in the instant message era I'll bet.

See how they used hankies for the same type of thing.



# Mail
# Postage Stamp
# Victorian Etiquette
# Language
# Flirting
# Unisex
# Men
# Women
# Code
# Secret
# Society
# History
# Vintage
# Amusement
# Fun
# Letter Writing
# Mail
More Articles by Mina Keenan
Will the new boarder be the love of her life? This story is from a comic book out of copyright
785 views
For those gals that have journals or diaries they write in
258 views
All through history people have been trying to find love for others, whether it be friends of a ...
225 views
A wee diversion - a short romantic story with pics
74 views
A Chick Flick has come to mean a movie designed to appeal to women
327 views
Here is some retro comic clipart for those who write about love and relationships
152 views
Articles by Mina Keenan on Other Hubs
Some printable Journal Blocks for a child's scrapbook page or labels for books
272 views
Turn those jars into something special by making over the lids
80 views
Hello, you lovely lot! Welcome :) I just wanted to say I appreciate your interest in Craft Fo...
178 views
A pop up Halloween House card to make
392 views
ID: 23299
Trending Articles
Recently I have heard some disastrous dating stories from my single friends
25691 views
Relationships guru Dr Gary Chapman purports that there are five different ways that lovers can c...
14704 views
You already might have seen and read hundreds of and I'm pretty sure that more than 80% of the ...
581 views
It may sound odd to compare a new relationship with buying a new jacket (or other clothing) but, bea...
205 views
This article was contributed for
498 views
It's so very important that we learn from the experiences of our yesterdays - but it is equally ...
1926 views
Internet dating sites are increasingly popular as a way of finding that elusive 'someone'
125 views
I met him in November of last year
1840 views
Self-love is important for all us
200 views
It's okay, to read on, this isn't a sad article about loss
274 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2021 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version