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: 4 days of ISO 14001 Environment Audit talk about fun , This weekend I look forward to playing with my stamps, great relaxation.
Dec 20, 2014 1:49:03 GMT
rod222: Jack! nice see you back.................Methinks you start a Thematic..."Safety on Stamps" haha
Dec 20, 2014 2:53:44 GMT
I.L.S.: Happy holidays friends! I don't usually watch the chat box but I thought I would stop in and say Hi-ya!
Dec 20, 2014 11:38:38 GMT
Admin: Rod NO and NO , But it would make for a interesting study, company I involved with makes power transformers, big ones uses at power plant, that also could make a interesting topic.
Dec 20, 2014 18:42:10 GMT
firstfrog2013: I'd like to share good news I have finally convinced Mom to move in with us!! it may wait til spring or whenever she decides but she's for it.At 95 I welcome the chance to be with her more.She has lived in her house for last 55 years.
Dec 21, 2014 1:11:49 GMT
rod222: You are a good man, Mr. Frog.
Dec 21, 2014 4:25:10 GMT
firstfrog2013: I'll have her posting on the forum.Already planning her stamp work space.
Dec 21, 2014 5:07:23 GMT
stampgeezer: Frog, your Mom collects, at 95? Wow!
Dec 21, 2014 5:48:54 GMT
firstfrog2013: My oldest sister was helping her catalog every day but suddenly just stopped.Mom will be thrilled to get back to her stamps.I'm trying to convince her to bring them all but think she's of the mind to settle back to her U.S. Sis will get her WW probably.
Dec 21, 2014 15:09:45 GMT
Admin: User name Momfrog will be reserved for her,
Dec 21, 2014 16:08:58 GMT
irishjack: I can see Rod and Frogs mom having some very interesting post exchanges about worldwide
Dec 21, 2014 16:52:16 GMT
jamesw: Maybe firstfrog2013 should change his handle to 'tadpole'.
Dec 21, 2014 18:43:59 GMT