The Deltiology Deity is grateful to patrons who scour the recesses of the world to find prize specimens for the collection. Such as this one lurking in the corners of an English castle (and now haunting my dreams):
I’m glad that my collector’s taste is appreciated, as the back side indicates:
Lady Adeliza Fitzalan Howard as a child (1829-1904). H Smith. Daughter of the 13th Duke of Norfolk. She married Lord George Manners M.P., son of the Duke of Rutland.
“Visited Arundel Castle. This painting gave me pause, mostly wondering if the artist was a family member or if the Duke had cataracts. Was shocked to see it on a postcard in the gift shop and could not resist.”
If you encounter any similarly fine specimens (and they don’t haunt your memory too much as this one does), please donate them.