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Artists of Red Rose

Don Eckelberry Maynard Reece Chuck Ripper


More Than a Promotion


I have been toying with the idea of doing a section about the artists of Red Rose for a few years now. It took fellow collector Dave Huebert to get me going with it. Most of what is here is actually his hard work. Thanks, Dave, for doing the work and also for sharing it with us.

I think Red Rose would have to agree that the tea card promotion was certainly successful. What the heck, people are still collecting them almost 45 years after they were issued. Part of the reason for their success is the incredible artwork on the cards themselves. 

Red Rose's parent company at the time, Brooke Bond, commissioned the National Wildlife Federation to procure art for images on the cards.

Over time I plan to add informational pages on each artist. I'll start with the largest contributor and work my way down.

The Cards

Artist

Series

Cards

W. Carl Burger

2 - Animals of NA 2

Guy Joseph Coheleach

13 -  NA Wildlife in Danger 9, 31

John Crosby

9 - Can/Amer Songbirds unknown
Louis Darling Jr. 6 - Tropical Birds 10, 11, 16, 43, 47

Donald Richard Eckelberry

1 - Songbirds of NA 22, 24, 26, 30, 31, 34, 37, 43, 44, 48
2 - Animals of NA 2, 11, 17, 30
3 - Wildflowers of NA 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 42, 43
4 - Birds of NA 3, 4, 6, 10, 19, 20, 24, 27, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 46, 48
6 - Tropical Birds 2, 5 thru 9, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20 thru 26, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 48
9 - Can/Amer Songbirds 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 28, 31, 34, 35, 36, 38, 42, 47
11 - Trees of NA 18, 27, 38
13 -  NA Wildlife in Danger 3, 10, 17, 46

Walter Ferguson

8 - Butterflies of NA 20, 38

Charles Frace

13 -  NA Wildlife in Danger 2, 6, 7, 8, 12, 22, 26, 28, 37, 38, 44
Albert Earl 'Gil' Gilbert 14 - Exploring the Ocean 33, 47
Robert W. 'Bob' Hines 2 - Animals of NA 19, 20, 26, 43
Francis Lee Jaques 2 - Animals of NA 8, 14, 47
4 - Birds of NA 25, 41
Gerry Lazare and Lewis Parker (L&P) 16 - The Arctic 1 thru 8, 14
17 - Indians of Canada 1 thru 48 - the complete series
Donald Leo Malick 8 - Butterflies of NA 16, 17
9 - Can/Amer Songbirds 2, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21, 23, 27, 32, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48
Roger Tory Peterson 1 - Songbirds of NA 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25, 28, 29, 32, 35, 36, 38, 42, 46
4 - Birds of NA 1, 5, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 35, 43, 45, 47
6 - Tropical Birds 1, 3, 12, 17, 19, 27, 30, 32, 35, 39, 42, 46
8 - Butterflies of NA 9, 15, 23
9 - Can/Amer Songbirds 30, 45
13 -  NA Wildlife in Danger 11, 24
Maynard D. Reece 2 - Animals of NA 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 28, 31, 40, 42, 45, 48
3 - Wildflowers of NA 3, 5, 6, 9, 16, 18, 23, 25, 26, 30, 31, 38, 41, 44 thru 48
4 - Birds of NA 2, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 30 thru 33
8 - Butterflies of NA 14, 21, 22, 31, 42
11 - Trees of NA 4, 13, 21, 24, 37, 42, 44
13 -  NA Wildlife in Danger 18, 23, 32
14 - Exploring the Ocean 40
Charles Lewis 'Chuck' Ripper 2 - Animals of NA 4, 9, 25, 29, 32, 41
4 - Birds of NA 42
9 - Can/Amer Songbirds 13, 37, 43
10 - Transportation Thru the Ages Contributor - he touched up a single card.
11 - Trees of NA 1, 2, 3, 5 thru 12, 14 thru 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 28 thru 36, 39, 40, 41, 43, 45 thru 48
13 -  NA Wildlife in Danger 1, 4, 5, 13 thru 16, 19, 20, 21, 25, 27, 29, 30, 33, 34, 36, 39 thru 43, 45, 47, 48
14 - Exploring the Ocean 22, 24 thru 32, 34 thru 37, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48
15 - Animals and Their Young 1 thru 48 - the complete series
16 - The Arctic 26 thru 48
Dr. H. Wayne Trimm 14 - Exploring the Ocean 23, 38
C. F. Tunnicliffe 7 - African Animals 1 thru 48 - the complete series
Clair Walton 14 - Exploring the Ocean 1 thru 21
16 - The Arctic 9 thru 13, 15 thru 25
Richard Ward 10 - Transportation Thru the Ages 1 thru 48 - the complete series
Walter Alois Weber a.k.a. Al Kreml

(Numbers in blue indicate Kreml signature)

1 - Songbirds of NA 2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 33, 39, 40, 41, 45, 47
2 - Animals of NA 1, 3, 15, 21, 23, 24, 27, 33, 34, thru 39, 44, 46
4 - Birds of NA 13, 15, 29, 38
6 - Tropical Birds 4
11 - Trees of NA 26
13 -  NA Wildlife in Danger 35
14 - Exploring the Ocean 43
Helmut K. Wimmer 12 - The Space Age 1 thru 48 - the complete series
Jean Day Zallinger 8 - Butterflies of NA 1 thru 8, 10 thru 13, 18, 19, 24 thru 30, 32 thru 37, 39, 40, 41, 43 thru 48
Rudolph Franz Zallinger 5 - Dinosaurs 1 thru 48 - the complete series
Unknown Artists * 9 - Can/Amer Songbirds 9, 14, 16, 17, 24, 29, 33, 44

* It appears impossible to determine the artist for these eight. These have no discernable signature and were not used for the NWF stamp program.

Series Info

Artist

Srs 1

Srs 2

Srs 3 Srs 4 Srs 5 Srs 6 Srs 7 Srs 8 Srs 9 Srs 10 Srs 11 Srs 12 Srs 13 Srs 14 Srs 15 Srs 16 Srs 17 Total
W. Carl Burger   1                               1
Guy Joseph Coheleach                         2         2

John Crosby

                ?                 ?
Louis Darling Jr.           5                        
Donald Richard Eckelberry 10 4 30 16   30     20   3   4         117
Walter Ferguson               2                   2
Charles Frace                         11         11
Albert Earl 'Gil' Gilbert                           2       2
Robert W. 'Bob' Hines   4                               4
Francis Lee Jaques   3   2                           5
Gerry Lazare and Lewis Parker (L&P)                               9 48 57
Donald Leo Malick               2 15                 17
Roger Tory Peterson 21     11   12   3 2       2         51
Maynard D. Reece   14 18 14       5     7   3 1       62
Charles Lewis 'Chuck' Ripper   6   1         3 - 37   25 21 48 23   164
Dr. H. Wayne Trimm                           2       2
C. F. Tunnicliffe             48                     48
Clair Walton                           21   16   37
Richard Ward                   48               48
Walter Alois Weber a.k.a. Al Kreml 17 16   4   1         1   1 1       41
Helmut K. Wimmer                       48           48
Jean Day Zallinger               36                   36
Rudolph Franz Zallinger         48                         48
Unknown Artists *                 8                 8
Artists Contributing 3 7 2 6 1 4 1 5 6 1 4 1 7 6 1 3 1  
Totals 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48  

- L & P are treated as one artist for the purposes of this count.

 

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