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: I was like a kid in a candy store, always great to use the skills one learned years ago that you don't use anymore.
May 24, 2015 3:21:38 GMT
Admin: Sorry for the rant, I was cooking a leg of lamb (Australian) on the bbq and had a few cans of beer while heat curing the new pizza oven. Has anyone notice how calming it is to look at a flaming fire, so relaxing.
May 24, 2015 3:23:41 GMT
Admin: Admin out, see you all tomorrow You all behave yourselves
May 24, 2015 3:25:05 GMT
Jerry B: Jack: "notice how calming it is to look at a flaming fire, so relaxing." Isn't that the sign of an arsonist
May 24, 2015 8:44:46 GMT
tomiseksj: All this talk of pizza is making me hungry!
May 24, 2015 12:58:55 GMT
Jerry B: Admin: Jerry corm meal is the secret of the pizza maker 1000's of NYC pizzerias cannot be wrong
May 25, 2015 7:00:26 GMT
Admin: Well all was going well with the pizza oven, did a few cure fires got nice and hot, melted the plastic handles sure sign I was getting close to 1000 degrees.
May 25, 2015 18:57:28 GMT
Admin: Then I went to move it, the legs on a webber is not designed to hold 150 pounds and it went lopsided. Now to find a stand to sit the kettle in.
May 25, 2015 18:58:54 GMT
Admin: Steel drum or garbage can will work well, just have to cut some air holes. Let the ash build up in the bottom and clean once a year.
May 25, 2015 18:59:54 GMT
Admin: What a job to find a old fashion metal trash can, I managed to find one, back on the road to finishing this project.
May 26, 2015 13:50:42 GMT
irishjack: Maybe, just Maybe I be eating pizza Tomorrow.
May 26, 2015 18:34:45 GMT
jamesw: Donations received from this weeks auctions. Thanks to everyone who has purchased and/or donated these last few months. And thanks much Jack for the pulpit. Final weeks of training, then it's off to Niagara!
May 27, 2015 3:21:35 GMT
firstfrog2013: Hopefully today I will start putting paint on the golf cart.I bought this extended cart for my wife twenty years ago.It seats six and is 14 ft. long.The motor was over bored and has very little hours.Just what I needed was another project.
May 27, 2015 12:26:14 GMT
Admin: You should call that a golf bus not cart
May 27, 2015 17:51:30 GMT
Admin: Thanks James. Anyone that is raising money for any worthy cause is welcome here at TSF
May 27, 2015 17:52:17 GMT
firstfrog2013: Every thing is now primered and ready to take color.I put all the hardware into a bucket as it came apart the pail now is full and weighs probably ten pounds.Hope I can remember how it was put together.
May 27, 2015 18:56:51 GMT
Admin: When I use to paint boats putting back on the hardware was the nightmare. Found taking photos helps out big time.
May 28, 2015 16:21:44 GMT
Admin: Also make sure the guy that takes it off is the guy that puts it back on.
May 28, 2015 16:22:17 GMT
Ryan: And if the job is big enough, different boxes or tubs for the different sections of the machine. That's how I always did it, transmission parts here, engine parts there, chassis parts somewhere else. After a long winter, I'd forget everything otherwise
May 28, 2015 21:12:41 GMT
firstfrog2013: Well in this case the guy who took it apart is the only guy stuck putting it back.I also moved the front seat back three inches and am adding numerous bits of chrome.I'll see if I can figure out the digital camera and post a finished picture.
May 29, 2015 2:48:43 GMT