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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Admin: Where is ZUZU , I sent her a email a few days ago. She hasn't been logged on for a few weeks.
Sept 4, 2014 22:33:38 GMT
Admin: Don't forget to list any lots that you like to put up for auction in the upcoming Live Auction
Sept 4, 2014 23:48:36 GMT
rod222: I thought I read Zuzu was busy with work and kids at the moment. Maybe holidaying?
Sept 5, 2014 4:57:14 GMT
tomiseksj: Finally finished cataloging/filing/mounting Netherlands. I might finish my Worldwide by Christmas!
Sept 7, 2014 19:04:45 GMT
jamesw: I hope nobody minds my posting so many lots for the auction on Sept 27. Don't mean to hog the listings.
Sept 8, 2014 3:50:47 GMT
firstfrog2013: I think that's GREAT !! I
Sept 8, 2014 10:39:30 GMT
firstfrog2013: Finished that mud project finally! It's now time to work on firewood so chainsaws are a running for this week.I'll try to find some time to hunt out another lot or two for auction.
Sept 8, 2014 22:06:22 GMT
I.L.S.: It's 5:19AM here in the USA. Who else is on? I need company!
Sept 9, 2014 9:19:43 GMT
Jerry B: If you want company at 5:19am sign on at 3am and I'll talk to you
Sept 9, 2014 13:43:38 GMT
ctm2matman: Oops. Hit a wrong spot on the screen. I don't shout. Don't even understand this part of a thread page.
Sept 9, 2014 20:19:34 GMT
irishjack: Ctm2matman its just a real time chat room, its used when we have Live Auctions
Sept 9, 2014 21:48:17 GMT
irishjack: Or just to chat about weather,
Sept 9, 2014 21:50:04 GMT
irishjack: Or ask a quick question, like " can someone come over here and find my tongs. 4 sets and cant find any ant the moment
Sept 9, 2014 21:52:17 GMT
firstfrog2013: Or just yell loudly where's ZuZu ??
Sept 9, 2014 22:42:50 GMT
irishjack: Last time she was logged on was August 8th
Sept 9, 2014 23:19:10 GMT
irishjack: I sent her a email a week ago and no reply. I know she would pop in while at work. Hope nothing bad happen
Sept 9, 2014 23:20:22 GMT
philatelia: Isn't she a busy mom? School started - maybe getting all the after school activities going has her super busy?
Sept 10, 2014 1:33:44 GMT
tomiseksj: I hope she hasn't reached that stage where the demands of life get in the way and the collection gets set aside for a decade or more...
Sept 12, 2014 12:12:31 GMT
firstfrog2013: As opposed to demands of collecting get in the way of life?? Cause sometimes THAT happens to me.
Sept 14, 2014 2:49:06 GMT