Many happy returns of the day

(balloon)
Many happy returns of the day, Yes
. . .

Reference Number:- Darby Number:- Godden Number:-
sb 1276  not recorded not recorded
 

same bookmark, but
with purple words, throughout
instead of blue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bookmark with words and large hot air balloon
the image of this bookmark kindly donated
by Graham Parker, Great Britain
 
 
 
 
 
Bookmark with words and large hot air balloon
Words:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Stevens logo dated to 1874, printed
on stiff backing paper used to
support the bookmark in the post.}
 
 
 
 
MANY HAPPY
RETURNS
OF THE
D A Y  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

image of large hot air balloon,
with two pilots and two flags

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MANY HAPPY RETURNS
OF THE DAY, YES,
MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY

AND THAT EVERY YEAR
MAY BE BLEST,

I SHALL ALWAYS
MOST EARNESTLY PRAY.

MAY THE FRIENDS WHOM YOU
LOVE ALL PROVE FAITHFUL,
MAY LIFE'S SHADOWS FLEET
SWIFTLY AWAY,

AND THE SUNSHINE OF JOY
BEAM UPON YOU -
MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF TO-DAY.

 
 
 
Size of Silk:
23.0cm long by 5.5cm wide
Alternative back-ground colours:
white 
Comments:

Signed: "T.STEVENS COVENTRY." on back at pointed end, together with diamond registration mark
This bookmark design was registered on 28 February 1874

 
 
Stevens logo and Diamond Registration mark woven on the reverse pointed end of this bookmark
Stevens logo and diamond registration mark on the
reverse pointed end of this bookmark
 
 
 
DAY:
28
   
BUNDLE:
1
 
YEAR:
U
{1874}
 
 
MONTH:
G
{February}
 
 
   

The description on the registration matches this bookmark, but also matches that of a very similar design, sb1272 - Many happy returns of the day / (balloon) / Many happy returns of the day, Love / . . ., which also has this same diamond registration mark woven on the reverse.

 



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new image with bookmark still attached to stiff backing paper added 4 October 2016. Purple worded image added 23 Augsut 2021 © Peter Daws
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