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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KirkS: Good morning everyone. We have a light dusting of snow in Western North Carolina. Temperature is around 32-F this morning. Much warmer than the past couple days when it was between to Zero and 5 degrees.
Feb 21, 2015 13:55:51 GMT
firstfrog2013: We are looking forward to Sunday despite forecast snow. It should be above freezing for first time in over a month.I'll have to work over night in the loader AGAIN !!
Feb 21, 2015 15:03:02 GMT
Londonbus1: Good luck with that frog. Keep warm
Feb 21, 2015 15:06:49 GMT
Londonbus1: We've just had the worst February weather on record with snow over half the country and excessive rainfalls over the rest. Cold too
Feb 21, 2015 15:07:59 GMT
stampgeezer: In Seattle area we have had the mildest, driest winter than I can remember. 10:15am & 45 degrees f (7.2 c). No significant snow in years
Feb 21, 2015 18:18:38 GMT
Admin: I just checked the weather here, Cold Effect Warning. Been a pretty mild winter for Manitoba, not much snow but Today she will be nuts.
Feb 21, 2015 19:59:07 GMT
Jerry B: We had a dusting in Georgia and everyone emptied the store of the essentials, bread, milk and beer. Jack, as we say in Maine, "Cold nuff fer ye?'
Feb 22, 2015 16:34:48 GMT
irishjack: An Irishman was flustered not being able to find a parking space in a large mall's parking lot.[br]"Lord,"he prayed,"I can't stand this.If you open a space up for me,I swear I'll give up drinking me whiskey, and I promise to go to church every Sunday."[br]
Feb 22, 2015 19:26:12 GMT
irishjack: Suddenly, the clouds parted and the sun shone on an empty parking spot. Without hesitation, the man said,"Never mind, I found one."[br]
Feb 22, 2015 19:26:41 GMT
irishjack: Jerry you know its cold when the beer shelf gets cleaned out
Feb 22, 2015 22:05:36 GMT
irishjack: I will be gone for a few hours
Feb 22, 2015 22:39:40 GMT
irishjack: I placed a snipe bid on a auction lot and have a strong feeling I will get outbid. If I am at the puter when its ending I know I will raise.
Feb 22, 2015 22:40:40 GMT
irishjack: Have to disapline myself, duct/gaffer tape my hands and away from the internet.
Feb 22, 2015 22:41:18 GMT
firstfrog2013: Off to Mom with Esso envelopes in tow.With just a few in each she can conquer one at a time,without overwhelming her.The others I'll try and sort a bit before passing them on.My thanks for great participation in my crazy give away.
Feb 26, 2015 15:58:35 GMT
firstfrog2013: Mom's doing alright,I'm still hoping she decides to move in with us down here.She has to make her own choice we don't push it,not putting pressure on her.When the time is right all she has to do is say "let's go".Thanks for asking I told her screen name.
Feb 27, 2015 23:21:24 GMT
firstfrog2013: She seems thrilled of the prospect of talking stamps with others. she says that will be fun.I told her even she had knowledge that she has not even realized and can share images of her stamps.Here's hoping maybe soon.
Feb 27, 2015 23:26:13 GMT
firstfrog2013: wife is off playing scrabble for couple days I'm going to start putting names and entries together tonight and only have last couple days to do updates.Good Luck to all.
Feb 27, 2015 23:30:15 GMT
irishjack: Well if she is half as good with stamps as she is with raising a son, she will be a great sport and a welcome addition to TSF
Feb 28, 2015 0:33:31 GMT