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There was a card for every sort of person that you might have disliked: the shopkeeper, the clingy suitor, the annoying landlady. Plus, the cards highlighted every possible flaw you could think of, from alcoholism to poor hygiene.
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All you had to do was choose. Commonly sold at a cost of only a penny each, vinegar valentines were very popular among the poor and working classes.
However, the upper class did not shy away from them either. In fact, they were just as eager, if not more so, to insult their acquaintances via these cards.
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Ironically, when vinegar valentines first came about, it was the receiver and not the sender who had to pay for the postage. Can you imagine how annoyed you would have been not only to be insulted by an anonymous source but also to have to pay for the insult? However, sometimes the postmaster confiscated these vulgar cards, deeming them unfit to be mailed. And thank god for that, because sometimes vinegar valentines had terrible consequences.
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A few of these offensive cards were also reportedly the cause of multiple suicides. During the 19th century, it was old maids and temptresses who were most likely to find a comic valentine in their mailbox. Ultimately, the popularity of vinegar valentines fell off in the s, although some stayed in circulation until the late s. Next, check out 23 fascinating Valentine's Day facts that you've surely never heard before. Then, allow these year-old raunchy French postcards to show you what the early 20th century equivalent of Playboy looked like.