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: The dog rescue who we adopted Kirby from asked if we show up with him, he is a very popular alumni. Came back with just him
Oct 4, 2014 20:27:04 GMT
Ryan: Charge $2 per member to join the Kirby Fan Club and you'll have stamping money for a year!
Oct 4, 2014 22:43:30 GMT
Andy Pastuszak: I really hope I find some time tonight to mount some stamps. When did life get so busy?
Oct 8, 2014 13:58:55 GMT
rod222: One can spend the first 40 years gathering possessions, and the next 40 divesting of them. Playing with stamps gives one that little window of peace amongst the mayhem.
Oct 8, 2014 19:36:25 GMT
firstfrog2013: I must admit I'm still gathering possessions and I'm past sixty so maybe first seventy years on that and next seventy parting with them? WAIT that would make me on overtime....
Oct 9, 2014 2:47:07 GMT
Londonbus1: I have been saying I am going to do this or that with my collection for years....but rarely do. And life just gets busier. I don't think I will ever find the time.
Oct 12, 2014 12:07:03 GMT
firstfrog2013: I want a true day off.Haven't had a day to call my own in quite awhile now and new arrivals are piling up.I did manage to mount that forgery and put her next to the bell's express same general era.
Oct 12, 2014 14:42:19 GMT
rod222: Stamp collecting = "The never ending story"
Oct 15, 2014 2:50:39 GMT
firstfrog2013: Hoping to actually make the P.O. in the morning I have quite a few waiting parcels.I looked at two more jobs today it's been crazy.We went couple weeks at a time with nothing to do then BAM and they want it NOW.
Oct 15, 2014 3:57:39 GMT
firstfrog2013: Any word from Zuzu yet ??
Oct 15, 2014 4:24:06 GMT
Philatarium: We were able to touch base a couple of weeks ago. She's pretty occupied with life and family right now (we all know how that can be!), but will check back in once things have settled down a bit.
Oct 16, 2014 2:49:14 GMT
tomiseksj: I'm glad to learn she is okay. Hopefully things will settle down enough for her to return to the fold.
Oct 16, 2014 13:38:35 GMT
Philatarium: Agreed, Steve. She has a very pleasant style that complemented the board very well.
Oct 16, 2014 20:48:25 GMT
firstfrog2013: Makes me HAPPY to know she's alright.I miss her,she is a cheerful soul.
Oct 17, 2014 2:56:23 GMT