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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firstfrog2013: Dog had steak tonight his appointment is for 5 p.m. tomorrow.We brought the excavator home and will have his home ready next to his life long partner Shasa who we had to put down 18 months ago.It is sad but necessary his comfort of life is gone
Aug 18, 2014 23:57:17 GMT
Philatarium: So sorry about this, Frog. You and your family have had much more than your share of loss recently. Peace be with you.
Aug 19, 2014 1:18:12 GMT
firstfrog2013: Thanks as an animal lover I know when it's time to part, very unfair to let an animal suffer just to keep them around for our own comfort.He rests now next to the rottie who shared fifteen years together with him.
Aug 20, 2014 0:36:17 GMT
philatelia: I can't wait for fall - all the stamp collectors are in hibernation right now! LOL
Aug 23, 2014 16:55:22 GMT
Andy Pastuszak: About the ice bucket challenge. You do know you're supposed to either donate $100 OR dump a bucket of ice water on your head. So, all those people that dumped the bucket of ice water on their head chose to do that INSTEAD of donating.
Aug 31, 2014 15:58:11 GMT
firstfrog2013: Here by icing thyself the donation is reduced to $10 which I think is the norm.therefore so many playing with the buckets.If you refuse the challenge it's $100 bucks.
Aug 31, 2014 18:47:06 GMT
Admin: Its a good cause and a great example of viral fundraising.
Aug 31, 2014 22:28:02 GMT
Admin: Anyone up for a live auction in the latter part of September??
Aug 31, 2014 22:29:26 GMT
firstfrog2013: I have a few bits.Like six pounds of stamps sitting in a box.Not sure how to present them.Any ideas?? Probably a two year project for someone.ALL CANADA with a splash of Newfie.
Sept 1, 2014 12:52:48 GMT
rod222: Six pounds !.....sounds like a job for ....Sorting man!!!! (imagine fanfare)......disguised as the mild mannered reporter, Ryan, from The Stamp Forum.
Sept 1, 2014 13:15:03 GMT
gillesletimbre: Good day stamp collectors. I have just joined this forum and already amazed by the quality and depth of some of the information and postings. Look forwards for many hours of stamping pleasure, on Canadian stamps
Sept 1, 2014 14:32:00 GMT
Philatarium: Welcome, Gilles! Be sure to introduce yourself in a regular thread, so more people will see it. ... And what we lack here in busy-ness, we make up for in depth. (I hope!)
Sept 1, 2014 15:23:44 GMT
Ryan: Once upon a time, Sorting Man bought a humongous box of Canada off-paper - roughly 50 pounds worth (that's weight, not British currency). Yikes.
Sept 2, 2014 9:18:47 GMT