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.
Don't like looking at ad's and pop-ups ....Members will not see any ad's once they log in...Guests membership is free and only takes a few minutes to do. Members can take part in regular auctions and giveaways.
firstfrog2013: just back from P.O. ZuZU and another member have package headed to them
Jul 22, 2014 16:30:07 GMT
firstfrog2013: Happy belated birthday Bud and thanks for you support in my little trial of life.
Jul 22, 2014 18:17:22 GMT
Zuzu: Sorry all, been on vacay and out of commission for several days!
Jul 25, 2014 16:44:14 GMT
Zuzu: Went to Red Rocks for Soundgarden & NIN, then taking care of misc. stuff around the house and planning a "small" outing for the younger daughter's Girl Scout troop. (HERDING CATS, I TELL YOU!)
Jul 25, 2014 17:01:27 GMT
firstfrog2013: Kirby is bred to herd,maybe Jack will rent him out??
Jul 25, 2014 17:10:14 GMT
firstfrog2013: Jack misplaced your address.
Jul 26, 2014 1:48:19 GMT
Admin: I will send it to you in the AM
Jul 26, 2014 3:07:02 GMT
tomiseksj: I was just informed that TSF received Vermeil in the 2014 APS Affiliate and Chapter Web Award program...thanks to all whose contributions helped achieve such a significant milestone in our first year!!!
Jul 26, 2014 14:47:19 GMT
tomiseksj: We'll be receiving the judges detailed critique sheet and a badge that can be displayed on the site. The feedback will help us strive for Gold in the 2015 competition. See the results in the APS section.
Jul 26, 2014 14:48:56 GMT
firstfrog2013: can you explain what Vermeil is? what is it we need to do for gold?/
Jul 26, 2014 15:11:57 GMT
tomiseksj: Vermeil is the second highest level of award (Gold, Vermeil, Silver, Silver-Bronze and Bronze). I won't know our weaknesses until I receive the Judges' critique. I'll share them as soon as they are in hand.
Jul 26, 2014 15:15:41 GMT