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: Will be working on more stuff later, how to for beginners etc. Types of tools used in the hobby and a glossary.
Nov 15, 2014 4:33:38 GMT
Admin: Admins and mods do not sleep, we doze off a little while on the computer I wake up some days with the impresions of the keyboard imprinted on my face
Nov 15, 2014 4:35:37 GMT
Admin: Always a good start to the day with QWERTY stamped across your forehead
Nov 15, 2014 4:36:31 GMT
firstfrog2013: Still missing the ZuZu. Hope things are alright there.Maybe Santa will send her something anyway(wink)
Nov 15, 2014 13:58:37 GMT
philatelia: I put in a bid! she looks so sad like she needs a home, poor old girl! (joking)
Nov 16, 2014 3:14:35 GMT
tomiseksj: There's no question she's showing her age...
Nov 16, 2014 14:13:53 GMT
Admin: nothing that a little make up and a 25 watt bulb cant sort out
Nov 16, 2014 18:58:09 GMT
firstfrog2013: Two wins away from state champions now.Next game is Friday at Dietz stadium in Kingston.GO Cambridge !! sorry still follow high school football.
Nov 16, 2014 21:41:55 GMT
firstfrog2013: Team played decent but lost to bigger faster team.Was great year none the less.Glad I was there tonight to cheer them on.
Nov 22, 2014 0:23:20 GMT
Admin: Do you get all painted up in the team colours Frog? I see some of those fans with their shirt off and painted doing the shaky dance, I have a picture of a big frog cheering for his team
Nov 22, 2014 4:39:08 GMT
firstfrog2013: No but consider that my youngest has been out of that school for years and you get an idea of how intense the high schools fans are.Doesn't matter if the game is two hundred miles away 75% of the town will show up.
Nov 22, 2014 19:57:03 GMT
firstfrog2013: Have to tell you what a mission I was on today.I went to get some new strings for xmas present 17 miles.My vendor apparently has closed/moved no one there so I drive twenty five more miles in opposite direction.It can be a pain living in the country.
Nov 22, 2014 20:01:29 GMT
tomiseksj: Online buying is tailor-made for folks who live in rural areas. It is also a good deal for us suburbanites. I just saved $15 on factory-sealed OEM ink for my Canon Pixma MG6420 by buying from an ebay seller, not to mention the savings in time & gasoline.
Nov 22, 2014 22:38:38 GMT
firstfrog2013: You're right of course but it does require a bit of planning ahead and a memory.I think I knew I was out of strings but forgot.Even the post office is ten miles each way.We try to plan trips with multiple stops to limit running.
Nov 23, 2014 14:12:28 GMT
Admin: I live in a town of around 12,000 but serves a rural population of around 60,000 so I lucky to have some of the big box stores and also plenty of old mom and pop stores
Nov 23, 2014 20:28:27 GMT
Admin: I try to support the local small business, I the fact of when I walk in its hello Jack and have a little banter with the owners, I may pay a little more but I like the personal touch.
Nov 23, 2014 20:30:38 GMT
Admin: Also they often throw in a extra thing or two. When I walk to the butchers I bring Kirby (My dog) In we go pick up my meat order (I text the butcher) he always throws in a bone for him and gives him a smoked pig ear.
Nov 23, 2014 20:34:00 GMT
Admin: Its fun to watch him eat the ear out side the shop. He has a low deep bark lets everyone know its his, wags his tail sits down and has a good snack while I have a coffee with the butcher. Still trying to convert him to being a stamp collector
Nov 23, 2014 20:36:28 GMT
Admin: The butcher that is, not the dog
Nov 23, 2014 20:37:24 GMT