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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Aug 27, 2015 23:09:23 GMT
rod222: Tomorrow, we are sending you our Rugby team.... hope we cream you
Aug 28, 2015 5:12:38 GMT
rod222: You sent us 2 Yankees, the first ever (I think) to play our national game, "Aussie Rules" hope they do good and are selected.
Aug 28, 2015 5:13:23 GMT
rod222: ........both came across as real gentlemen.
Aug 28, 2015 5:14:29 GMT
firstfrog2013: New arrivals are piling up again.I am babysitting a chinchilla headed to live at my oldest's house when she returns from vacation.Not a big rat fan but more intelligent than I would have thought.A rescue rat where does it stop??
Aug 28, 2015 22:22:57 GMT
irishjack: You be surprised Frog at what animals are rescued.
Aug 29, 2015 1:50:26 GMT
irishjack: Rod I heard a lot of Irish have gone to OZ to play Aussie Rules.
Aug 29, 2015 1:51:32 GMT
rod222: Love my gaelic football Jack !
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rod222: Rod will be off air all day, my small town has upgrade to its power grid.
Aug 29, 2015 23:17:46 GMT
Admin: They getting ready for Woolorama
Aug 30, 2015 2:50:10 GMT
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Aug 30, 2015 5:01:22 GMT
Jerry B: Hey guys. Anybody want a cat?? My wife was feeding a stray and between the stray bringing her friends and all the pregnancies we now have 9. We are trying to place them in a non-kill shelter but everyone is full.
Aug 30, 2015 14:45:54 GMT
Admin: I have 5 cats as it is, no more. Put a ad in your local craigslist or put all the cats in a crate and drop off at a no kill shelter at 4am.
Aug 30, 2015 17:01:31 GMT
jamesw: Like in the Crosby Stills Nash and Young song, we have 'two cats in the yard'. Really! They're buried in our back wood lot under a lovely tree, near a bench. No more cats for us I'm afraid. My head cleared wonderfully once the little darlings were gone.
Aug 31, 2015 3:16:35 GMT
jamesw: The dog is hypo-allergenic.
Aug 31, 2015 3:17:37 GMT
Admin: Pet dander can really play havoc with people, I know what you are talking about James. Many years ago a girlfriend gave me a ultimatum it was her of the cat.
Aug 31, 2015 18:31:03 GMT
Admin: So me and Molly moved out
Aug 31, 2015 18:32:42 GMT
tomiseksj: September's American Philatelist is now available -- contact me if interested.
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