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What's a Cello?

Cello Red Rose was concerned that the coffee would damage the tea cards that it enclosed in the packages of coffee. To protect the cards, Red Rose wrapped the cards in cellophane. Typically there were two cards and sometimes extras got thrown in like a  Free Album Coupon or maybe a Completion Card. Although two cards were typical, up to six might be enclosed in the package. Check out the Cello Multiples page for more details.

What kinds of cellos are there to collect?

My good friend, Mark Knowler, at www.TeaCards.Com  has been working very hard with Terry Calleyne, on a survey to help list all of the variations of Canadian cellos.  I suggest you go there right now and see if you can help with the survey. Click here to go.


Going Red

What Series ran Which Cellos?

Mark and Terry have a good working basis for a list so I'll borrow their hard work (OK, shamelessly rip it off!) and modify it a little for my own list. Theirs shows what they believe exists while I'm going for what I know exists. That means I have either seen it with my own eyes or have seen a scan of it. Having said this, if you own something that is not on the list, please email me with a scan and I'll give you credit and post it on this page. I have also added the US varieties that I am aware of, although they appear to be few and far between. 

Phil Millen emailed emailed me with some scans of cards I did not have listed. We got those new combinations up on the site pretty quickly. They are reflected in the list below.

So do I think there are more variations than what Phil & I have seen? You bet I do! The only variations I question the existence of are the series 16 and 17 cellos with completion cards in with them. Neither Phil nor I have never seen any series 16 or 17 in cello... as far as that goes I have never seen any completion cards for series 16 and 17, cello or not. Have you? 

Since we have a new section on the existence of cello packs with more than 2 cards in them, it makes sense that we reflect the multiples in the chart below. It could get tedious if we list 3 cards, 4 cards, 5, and 6 separately, so lets just say "multiple cards" and maybe put the numbers we've spotted in parenthesis. So if two cellos of just cards has been seen with 3 and 4 cards respectively, we would type "Multiple (3,4) Cards" rather than having two rows to represent the two types. Confused? Me too. 

OK, as an update, Willie Groombridge has an error cello that should contain the Arctic cards but it just has the completion card. Why couldn't it have cards, darn it! Thanks to Willie for pitching in again and adding quite a few new to our listing.

What about Lipton Animals and Their Young cellos? You know, the 1990 reissue. I've never seen any of those either.

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Series 

Variety

Cello Type

CU1. Songbirds of NA "Mount Your Collection..."  Cards Only 7
"Albums Available..."  Cards
Only 2 
"Save Your Cards..."  Cards Only
CU2. Animals of NA Ro"ll"and Cards Only 
Ro"l"and Wide  Cards Only
Cards Plus CU1 Completion Card 5  
Ro"l"and Narrow  Cards
Only 2
CU3. Wild Flowers of NA   Multiple (4) Cards  
Cards Only
Cards Plus CU2 Completion Card 2
CU4. Birds of NA   Cards Only
Cards Plus CU3 Completion Card
Multiple (4) Cards Plus CU3 Completion Card 6  
CU5. Dinosaurs   Cards Only
Cards Plus CU4 Completion Card
CU6. Tropical Birds Topline Black Cards Only
Topline Red Cards Only
Cards Plus CU5 Completion Card
CU7. African Animals   Cards Only
Cards Plus CU6 Completion Card 3
Cards Plus CU7 Free Album Coupon
CU8. Butterflies of NA   Cards Only
Cards Plus CU7 Completion Card
Multiple (3) Cards Plus CU8 Free Album Coupon 6  
Cards Plus CU7 Completion Card and CU8 Free Album Coupon
CU9. Canadian/American Songbirds   Multiple (4) Cards Only 6
Cards Only
Cards Plus CU9 Free Album Coupon
Cards Plus CU8 Completion Card and CU9 Free Album Coupon
CU10. Transportation Through The Ages Topline Black Multiple (4) Cards 3
Cards Only
Cards Plus CU9 Completion Card 3
Cards Plus CU10 Free Album Coupon
Cards Plus Coupon informing change of color of blue ribbon packets - "Going Red"
Topline Red Cards Only
Cards Plus CU10 Free Album Coupon
Cards Plus CU9 Completion Card AND CU10 Album Coupon3
CU11. Trees of NA   Cards Only
Cards Plus CU10 Completion Card 
Cards Plus CU11 Album Coupon 
Cards Plus CU10 Completion Card AND CU11 Album Coupon
CU12. The Space Age   Cards Only
Cards Plus Flatware 4
Offer
 
Cards Plus CU11 Completion Card 6
Cards Plus CU12 Album Coupon 
Cards Plus CU11 Completion Card AND CU12 Album Coupon
CU13. NA Wildlife in Danger Cards Only
Cards Plus Flatware Offer 3
Cards Plus CU12 Completion Card 
Cards Plus CU13 Album Coupon 
Cards Plus CU12 Completion Card AND CU13 Album Coupon
CU14. Exploring the Oceans   Cards Only
Cards Plus Flatware Offer 3
Cards Plus CU13 Completion Card AND CU14 Album Coupon
CU15. Animals and Their Young "Products"   Cards Only 2
"Tea/Coffee" Cards Only
Can't tell if "Products" or "Tea/Coffee" Cards Plus CU14 Completion Card AND CU15 Album Coupon 1
CU16. The Arctic   Error CU15 Completion Card Only
CU17. Indians of Canada   -------------
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CU2. Animals of NA Black Back  Cards Only
Blue Back  Cards Plus CU1 Completion Card 6   
CU3. Wild Flowers of NA Blue Back  Cards Plus CU2 Completion Card 3
CU4. Birds of NA Blue Back  Cards Plus CU3 Completion Card 
CU5. Dinosaurs Blue Back  Cards Plus CU4 Completion Card 
CU8. Butterflies of NA Blue Back  Cards Only 6
Cards Plus CU8 Free Album Coupon 6  
CU9. Canadian/American Songbirds Cards Plus CU9 US Free Album Coupon 3
1 - on the Series 15 with both completion and free album coupon, I cannot tell if the cards are Tea/Coffee or Products

2 - thanks to Phil Millen for the scan.

3 - seen on electronic auction site.

4 - "Yours for only $2.00" on one side, flatware offer on the other - Thanks for the clarity Willie G.!

5 - Although the backsides are hidden, the bars are 49 mm.

6 - thanks to Willie Groombridge for the scans.

7 - thanks to John Lawrence for the scan.

 

Last modified: December 31, 2013

 

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