Convict Ship, Love Token

£3.00

10 in stock

Description

Convict Ship, Love Token Greeting Card,

Love Tokens are the art of the underclass, first appearing in the mid 18th century. They were initially engraved by the giver on the currency halfpenny of the period. Out of these developed the sailor’s farewells and valentines and subsequently the convict love token. These were produced in prison prior to transportation to Australia.

125 x 125 mm, contained in cellophane wrapper with fitted envelope.

 

Additional information

Weight .21 kg
Dimensions 125 × 125 cm