I got this today in the mail. I do not believe I had heard of these before, but Twinings rare stamps put out 2 or 3 sets of 30 cards, about the size of cigarette cards. They represented some of the rarest stamps in the world. I got this one, Newfoundland C1 airmail, since this will be about as close to the real thing as I will get. If anyone has the all of the set, or just some, please post.
Thomas Twining helped to make tea Britain's No1 beverage in the early 18th Century. The Company have used the same logo for over 240 years making it the longest running commercial logo in the world. They are no longer situated in Ibex House although that fine building still stands proudly. Today the Twinings shop and Museum is in the Strand....not far from Stanley Gibbons !!!
Tea cards were popular in Canada as well. I remember my Grandma having a big pile of them - she was a Red Rose drinker, and here are some collections of the tea cards available. These cards were packaged in with Red Rose tea from 1959 to 1974.
My Mom has a small menagerie of little ceramic animals that also came in Red Rose tea. Canadian tea only, the cards above were released in both the US & Canada but apparently these little English Wade figurines were exclusively available in Canada.
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rod222: Admin: Where can I find your last post regarding your ebay listings? Thanks.
May 2, 2015 6:07:06 GMT
rod222: Thanks very much Ryan.
May 2, 2015 9:14:29 GMT
Admin: No rod they are the spade type 6 inch, have a lethal point set, dam good at tearing hinges off.
May 2, 2015 16:26:07 GMT
Ryan: Bent spades for me! I'll pass on those pointy things, never could see the point behind them - it's not like I'm going to contaminate the stamp by touching them with tongs, so I don't see the glory in leaving the contact patch as tiny as possible...
May 2, 2015 16:33:32 GMT
Ryan: Bent spades are great for moving stamps in and out of stock books or Vario / Hagner sheets or my Lindner hingeless albums.
May 2, 2015 16:34:16 GMT
irishjack: Tongs are like thongs, every one has their own preference from spade to pointy. Boxers to tighty whites, we should leave it up to the person to choose what fits them best
May 2, 2015 16:55:48 GMT
irishjack: But please use them (tongs) and also don't be going out commando
May 2, 2015 16:56:52 GMT
Ryan: Jack, were you a hurler when you lived in Ireland? I didn't know doodly squat about hurling but I read something recently that they get over 80,000 spectators to watch the final, so I looked on YouTube and found last year's final game(s).
May 3, 2015 7:09:10 GMT
rod222: Spade tongs ? ! Sheesh. Gotta love the pointies. Until one tries the loooong nose pointy tweezers / tongs, you won't realise what your missing. They are fabulous.
May 3, 2015 7:28:02 GMT
rod222: Yes, Jack, slide the pointies under the hinge, and sever upwards..brilliant. Have to give Ryan a point, the pointies have one failing, a stamp will tend to skew, when placing in a black mount. The spades sometimes blunt the perf teeth.
May 3, 2015 7:30:42 GMT
irishjack: I did watch hurly games, was not as popular in my neck of the woods, some counties had very strong hurling traditions.
May 3, 2015 17:59:45 GMT
irishjack: Its over 3000 years old the game, the hurly stick was a weapon and they would hit a round stone or copper ball at the enemy and then when the enemy was too close hit the bejayus out of them with the stick.
May 3, 2015 18:04:57 GMT
irishjack: The origins of the game I have been told two rival towns/villages would meet between the towns and the winner was the team that pushed their opponents back to their village.
May 3, 2015 18:07:22 GMT
irishjack: Forgot to mention that all those players are 100% amateur, no money is paid to them, the jobs they work will give them leave to train etc. etc.
May 3, 2015 18:13:45 GMT
Jerry B: I use both the bent spade tip type and the pointed tip type stamp tongs. When I am inserting stamps into a manila stock sheet I use the spade tips. First to run them through each row to insure that the rows are "open" and then to insert the stamp.
May 3, 2015 21:38:36 GMT
firstfrog2013: Everybody's name is blank here maybe it's a secret I'm not privy to?
May 3, 2015 21:58:36 GMT