Brooke Bond to Lipton Comparison
We all know that Brooke Bond, parent company of Red Rose
in the 60's and 70's, issued 17 different series of cards to collect, right? If
not, click here for your
history update. Of course we
also know that in 1985, the Lipton company bought Red Rose of Canada and five
years later they decided to resurrect the tea cards. Because of that, the Animals & Their Young series was was re-issued in 1990.
It was pretty neat to see the cards and album again after all those years. Of
course, everything was the same but everything was different.
What was different?
The Cards were
quite different. Oh yes, they looked the same on the front but on back there
were more than a few changes of note.
had noticeable differences as well. A quick glance may have you thinking they
are twins but closer examination will show you differently,
like advertising was hyped a bit more for 1990 as it was the first year for
picture cards in many many years. A few things we always used to look for
were missing too. So what was new and what was missing?