2015 St Valentine’s Day

Jacques Neuehaus

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Jacques Neuehaus is a well known historical character in Laernu.  He was an author, adventurer, scientist, philosopher, musician, swords master, and much, much, more.  The truth about him is hard to ascertain, as not only did he use a number of noble aliases, but would also fail to deny any stories put out about him.  But he is best remembered as an accomplished lover and womaniser.  However Jacques vowed never to fall in love again after Henrietta had to make a hasty exit from his apartment one night; only her wailing spirit has been seen since that day.  It was during a five day visit to the Isle of Vue that he wrote his best known work Twintig Tagen, which incorporated folklore tales such as the Bunnies of Love and the Faer Loben children, both subjects of previous Valentine Day stamps. I t may be that Jacques occasionally crossed over into our world and some of his exploits have been attributed to a well known figure here: or did the reverse happen?  Both figures managed more in their lifetimes than 10 ordinary men.

The stamps show Jacques at one of his masked balls.  It was accompanied by a sheet with a variant stamp, covers, proof sheets and a special variant to commemorate 10 years of Isle of Vue Valentine’s Day stamps.  Also included was a photocopy of some library archive material of the Collector’s cards featuring Neuehaus from Harborne’s Waxen Chooen.  Some collectors will have 3 of these cards, but only the most tenacious collector will have all 9 cards known to exist.

A second stamp this year the Queen of Hearts.  Like the 2007 Be Mine label, it is not an Isle of Vue stamp, but is included here because of its related subject matter.  It celebrates 10 years of Valentine’s Day stamps, and was part of the same distribution.  There are variants on some stamps in the sheet, but these are quite hard to detect.  A special triptych of this stamp with a 2006 and a 2015 variant rounds this off.

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59cv 59cv  59ap 59ap   59ct 59ct

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59cc3a 59cc3b 59cc3 obverse and reverse

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2015 St Valentine's Day

SK NumberTypeDescription
59521F stamp
59v1f peek a boo variant
59sSheet of 12 including 1 variant
59v210th anniversary of Valentines stamps variant
59v3Stampex 2015 postcard variant
59apArtwork proof A5 sheet - card
59ctColour trials A5 sheet -card
59cvCover with 1F and variant
59cdValentine card
59cv2Cover with 1F and Queen of hearts stamp
59pcStampex post card
59e1Single stamp envelope
59e2Queen of Hearts 10th anniversary envelope
59ccCollectors cards photocopy archive material
59c33 collectors cards and advert card
59c9All 9 collectors cards
6053Queen of Hearts stamp
60sSheet of 10
60v1Earring variant
60v2E variant
60trQueen of Hearts triptych sheet
60v32006 Queen of Hearts stamp
60v42015 Queen of Hearts stamp

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