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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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
firstfrog2013: Hope Kirby sticks to pig's ears.I think Van Gough was enough,we don't need a Van Jack.
Nov 24, 2014 12:51:40 GMT
Admin: Van Jack I like that handle
Nov 24, 2014 19:44:22 GMT
Admin: Getting ready for my dinner, Egg's and chips with a can of bake beans imported Heinz brand from England
Nov 24, 2014 22:11:07 GMT
Admin: Nothing like dipping your chips into a nice soft egg yoke.
Nov 24, 2014 22:11:48 GMT
tomiseksj: Go easy on the beans, Jack, or keep Kirby close at hand for plausible denial.
Nov 24, 2014 23:29:10 GMT
Admin: I only allow myself chips egg and beans every couple of months, tomorrow the deep fryer will be put away
Nov 25, 2014 0:18:49 GMT
rod222: Hahahaha Steve, you blighter.
Nov 25, 2014 4:47:39 GMT