This is where we'll announce the most recent additions to our web site.
If you've visited us before and want to know what's changed, take a
look here first.
So... What is new?
Thanks to Sheila Thompson for a couple of scans of the big "E" square
completion cards. We now know that the Transportation and Animals and Young
series had big "E" completion cards.
This helps fill in some gaps. Keep looking for the hard to find stuff like
Other updates I have completed...
Thanks to John Lawrence for the scan of the series 1 cello. It's the last
one we needed to see in that series.
He also helps out with the
series 14 little "E" square completion card.
There is a new variation! Terry Gomes has found another version of the
series 10 card number 19. Check it out.
updated the Series 10 Transportation 'Sun' or 'No Sun' saga.
All of the Tuckfield bird
variations have a designation now. Thanks to Bill Smart for starting me
on that goal.
Terry Gomes shows us a cool pocket camera coupon. Was it part of the tea
card giveaway or did it come after? Look at the Other
Offers Forms page.
More Suffolk Maid news. They have the new series out. What is it? You'd
best look at the Suffolk Maid
Suffolk Maid sent me an email and let me know they liked my page on
their cards. They said they have their own site now with images of
cards from all three series and complete sets and folders for sale.
Red Rose collecting is alive and well almost 40 years after the
cards stopped going in the boxes! How can I be sure? Because Terry
Gomes just showed me three things about the Red Rose cards that I
did not know. Two of them are rather significant. What are they?
Great job Terry, we all need to keep this hobby a little more
interesting. Thanks for your help.
More Tuckfields!?! Yup, in the process of rearranging the Tuckfield card
types, I noticed that I didn't have any type Y cards, the ones
under the blue backs. I looked at my very few extra blues and
found one with a crease and part of the backing already torn off. I
gave it a shot and voila!, I have my first
type "Y" card and you
get to see a scan. It came out pretty good too. You can also view
all the variations at bird
Tuckfields, Tuckfields, Tuckfields! I am slowly attempting to come
up with a new card ID system for Tuckfields. Don't worry, I will
still reference Terry's types as I know you all use them. In the
process, I'm putting out more images of the cards, too. You can view
them all at bird
variations or individually at the type "C" card,
type "D" card,
type "E" card,
type "F" card,
type "G" card,
type "H" card,
type "I" card,
type "I-2" card,
type "J" card,
type "K" card,
type "L" card,
type "W" card and
type "X" card.
I'll let you know as I do more.
A Book on collecting tea cards? Yup! My friend Mark Knowler
www.TeaCards.Com has written a book! It's called Classic Brooke
Bond Picture Card Collections. You have to check it out!
click here! Oh yeah, you have to buy it too 'cause it looks like
a great read! There are details on the site about how to buy a copy.
I can't wait to get mine. Congrats Mark! What a great way to
celebrate our hobby!
- Times are tough and every dollar has to stretch. With that in
mind, I have reduced most of my prices. Looking for something? Ask
and you may find it here.
- Cards down under! Tuckfields has
stopped putting bird cards in the boxes and
I have discovered yet another
variation of the Tetley Tuckfield bird card.
I guess we are on a cello kick. Willie Groombridge gave me scans
to confirm seven more new configurations. Check out the
listing. Along with the new
configurations is a new consideration for
multiple cards in the packs.
Three new configurations for Cellos
have been seen on an auction website the begins with "e" and ends
with "Bay". I bid for them but I was too cheap to win. That's the
way the cello crumbles. Check out the New listings in
Canadian Series 7,
Series 10 Red Top and
US Series 3. Send me a scan if
you have a cello configuration not listed here, or if you see it on
an auction site.
Dave Huebert has discovered a Lipton Animals and Young completion
form. Check out the new type "J"
completion card to see how it differs from all the rest.
I don't know why I never thought about it but if you have a
section on Free Album Coupons (FACs),
don't you really need to have a section for
Paid Album Coupons (PACs)? OK, so I made a new PAC section.
A couple of new large "E" type completion cards were spotted on an auction site
recently. Check out the
type "E" completion
My friend Terry Calleyne has discovered another
variation. The funny thing is that
it has been there right under our noses. What is it? It's the thick
series 6 Tropical Bird cards.
There are probably some in your collection. You better check it out!
A new piece of monopoly money was spotted on an auction site
recently. Check out the type "A" coupons
The Historic Salada Picture
Contest has been completely solved thanks to Les Batten and all
the others who gave these cards a name.
I started a new Swapping page. It's
starting small with just a single Lamberts series and the Suffolk
Maid Railroad cards. Maybe you want to swap?
A new error cello was discovered by Willie Groombridge. It's
interesting in that it is the first example of Arctic cello
packaging I have ever seen. It's tragic that only the completion
card is in the cello. Dig into processing errors.
Check it out.
For those of you who think that the Cartophilic Society of Great
Britain (CSGB) is planning on having a show in Thetford in late
April of 2008, you may want to check the
Norwich update on my Show Page. We don't want
you showing up at the wrong place!
- Wow, someone in the UK is issuing tea cards! I thought Brooke
Bond was the last. to do it. Let's see what Dave Curtis has to say
about that. Who is
issuing tea cards in the UK?
- It was SHOW SEASON again! Yup, if you like England in April, particularly
Worcester, then you surely made time for the AGM fair. Check it out
on my Show Page.
For the last seven years or so I have been meaning to add a page
comparing the Animals and Young series from Brooke Bond to the issue
from Lipton. Why did it take so long? I dunno but tell me if it was
worth the wait. Behold, the
Comparison of Series 15.
Wow, I was shopping at a local antique mall and scored some US
cellos! I never get that lucky locally! Check out the updated cello
site, focusing on the US Cello
- Willie Groombridge sent me a scan of the series
10 type G Free Album Coupon. Yup, they
really do exist.
- David Hart has closed down his Brooke Bond sale site ;-(
I bought some really cool items on that site. He tells me that you
can catch some of the last of his items on eBay.
Les Batten is on a roll, he has identified two of the ten
Historic Salada Picture Cards!
Not only that, he got me to fix #4. Yup, #4 was improperly
identified. Pretty good! He fixed #4 and identified #1 and #6. Check
out his handy-work. OK Les, When
do you figure out the last two?
- Dave Huebert has solved yet another one of the
Historic Salada Picture Cards!
#2 is now ID'd. Good job Dave! Four left to decipher.
- I seriously updated the
Tuckfield pages with the research from Terry Calleyne. Most of
the work is in the Bird issues. Thanks Terry, you are Mr. Research!
- Dave Huebert has solved one of the
Historic Salada Picture Cards!
#7 bites the dust!!! Good job Dave!
Many thanks to Willy Groombridge for his questions about some
order forms he noticed were different. It was in answering his
questions that I decided to do a whole section on order forms. Now
they rate right up there with Completion cards and Free Album
Coupons. I also made a page with the whole alphabet of letters that
I use in describing the different variations of forms. You can see
it if you just click here...
Dave Curtis spotted a new (to us anyway) Completion Card variation.
No one else has come forward with a French Only one. I've posted the
fact that one exists on the Completion Card list. Check it out, just
- There's a new Downloads section! If you want to download a Red Rose
series checklist or two then check it out. It's at the top of the
screen right next to the search button. If you prefer, just
- Wow, a new error is discovered and it doesn't take much effort to
own it. If you already have a Series 6
Tropical Bird card, you have the error! It's worth a look-see.
- I created a new section on the
Brooke Bond Naturalist Club Certificates
They offered them to kids but only if a responsible adult confirmed
that the child placed all 48 cards in the album. Check it out!
- What if you have just a few tea cards for sale? Check out the
just that subject
and see what I have to say.
- I created a new section on an Australian cereal issuer. We're talking
about Sanatarium's Weet-Bix. Not Weetabix like you British might pose,
but the Aussie version. Weet-bix has been cranking out cards since the
1940's. My list is not 100% but it is a pretty good start. Per usual,
let me know if anything looks a bit off. Click the
name to see the write up and list.
Localization is when you take something from "away" and make it your own.
Red Rose did this when it borrowed a couple of sets of cards from it's parent,
Brooke Bond. Check out the new page on
localizing a set of cards and another page on the
was discovered when they did it. Thanks to Dave White from the UK for spotting
I finally posted the pics from the wonderful trip my wife and I took to
England. We attended the
Cartophilic Society's Card Show. It was another great show. As always, it
proves that it is the people that make the hobby.
Exciting news on the discovery front! A watchful collector, Linda
Ringland, has found a new error card in the Butterflies series. We now have listed the
Butterflies of North America series #31 error card.
And you didn't think there were any errors in the Butterflies series. Well,
neither did I.
I added a new listing of the
Transportation series #9, 10 and 29 error cards. If you ever get confused
about which is rare and which is not, check out the list. There is a link for a
handy printable version
for the next time you go shopping for error cards.
- There is a new project! We are entering a contest that has been over 44
years! How about we just see if we can name the
Canadian locations in the pictures...
I bought another cello that had not been listed on the chart before. Series 15
Tea/Coffee variation. Keep discovering! Check it out.
Let's get some more American cellos listed too.
To go along with the location renaming, there is a new section on
I bought a cello that had not been listed on the chart before. Series 13
with a CU12 completion card. Keep discovering!
Check it out.
The link to David Lawrence's website is back on our
Lyon's page! David asked that it temporarily be removed as he was getting
too much traffic from the visitors at TeaCard.Com. He has a great site and I am
glad to link to it form my site.
Thanks to Glen Ryan for the idea of doing a page on
Red Rose posters. What? You didn't
know that Red Rose did posters!?! Well, sit right back and click on over to it!
An auction held recently turned up another odd coupon in a Space Age cello.
Keep discovering! Check out the image.
A couple of good questions have come up on the
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions page.
Might be worth a look-see. Look-see, that is a Maine expression. I guess that
means it more than just a look or a see....
I recently got hold of some "E" type completion cards. I had never seen
several of them. See what got added to the
completion card page. Be sure to check out the image at the bottom. I also
see a new one on an auction site.
A new variation has been "rediscovered"! A
while back I had a collector claim he found a variation but no one could confirm
it. Thanks to another collector, we now know that the red topped series 10 has 2
The cello page has a new update (Series 1
'Albums...') thanks again to Phil Millen. Remember, send me a picture of
something I don't list as having seen and we'll get your name up there too.
Also, an auction held recently turned up a flatware coupon in a cello. Pretty
cool, check out the image.
David Hart is selling his Brooke Bond collection of many years. It is
first come, first serve. Hurry up and check it out right here on my links page or go direct to
www.brookebondsale.com. (This web address is no longer valid)
Many thanks to Duncan Williams of Canada for his suggestion of an
overlooked free album coupon. We now have a type "G".
Check it out! I will follow up later with the whole ad it was pulled from.
Sadly, I had to remove links to a couple of great sites. First, Alan
Wrathall no longer does auctions nor does he keep up his site. They were good
auctions and we'll miss you on-line Alan. Second, Davis Hart no longer maintains
mybrookebond.com. What a shame! A very entertaining site with the dino artwork
and much more. Both sites will be missed. Sorry it didn't work out for you
fellows. I know I appreciated both sites and will miss your presence on the web.
More news (a bit older)......
What should I work on next. You can help me out. Email me.
Hang in there, I know I need to put some more time in and it will
happen soon. Keep those comments coming. I appreciate it!
Yes, there is a lot more to go too. There are a lot
of new images to get out and new information. I also plan to put out a
National Wildlife Federation page as there is much cross over there.
Recent Media Coverage of
Bill's Red Rose Tea Cards
- Posters vs. Wall Charts, Wall Covering Made Easy,
- Cello News is Wrapped Up, Packaging Monthly,
- More Non-Brooke Bond Please, Other Interests Magazine,
- A Turkey for Thanksgiving: Bill Eugley, Wildlife Magazine,
- Promotions of the Tea Card kind, PromosRUs,
- The Collector: Bill Eugley, Strategy Magazine,
- We need more content on this website, Stratford
- We need more content on this website, If Pigs Could
- Is this guy nuts!, The Likely Truth, 10/20/01
- A Labor of Love!, Holiday Reflection,
- Stop "Pun"ishing me!, Not Too Likely,
- Dump Your Day Job and Do This All Day, Dreams
- Please Add Something Once in a While, Boring
- Make me famous in a FAQ, Better Web Site Monthly,
- Bill likes Java Special Effects!, Bells and
Whistles Gala, 06/11/06
- This Site brings back the memories..., Sun Tea
- I'll have another Cuppa, Bill!, British Tea Bag
- Bill's Web Site a HIT!, The Tea Tattler Monthly,
- Another Lump Please!, Sugar Coated Tea Sites,
One of these brilliantly faked articles isn't fake at all! Which one is
it? Look under articles to find out.
Anything else planned?
If all goes well, I hope to set up a game where you have to identify
what I am picturing. I would run it for a month or so and change it to a
new one after that. Does that sound OK? Maybe you can think of other
ideas, just drop me a line.
Last modified: November 18, 2014