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Original 1959 Brooke Bond Canada Album Complete Set Song Birds of North America

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Hamish's loves16 of 2112 Canadian Brooke Bond Albums, All Unused. August 10, 2015 purchased.French Made Gentlemans' Hat Trunk
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Original 1959 Brooke Bond Canada Album Complete Set Song Birds of North America (This album not issued in the U.S.!)

    Issued in Canada and America in Red Rose Tea. You had to send away for the albums taping your 25 cent coin to the order form.

    These books are now fairly rare. This is the first album they put out and manufactured in Canada. So this one since it is the first book of the series, is hard and expensive to get.

    My mother drank Red Rose Tea and Blue Ribbon, so we were happy to get the cards when we were kids, I seem lucky to have gotten this card and the rest in the series of Brooke Bond cards. The later ones are easy to get. I have had this for a while, but I have also ordered from an England collection, 2 or 3 more. I like to have at least two without cards and also 2 albums with cards. I am a stickler for condition also so many I will not buy unless the condition is stellar. It is hard to get this book in excellent condition. This one I would rate as very good condition as my standards on condition are usually higher than the sellers. The stain on the bottom of the card page above is actually not at all visible in the book, so it must be lighting. I will add comments when I get more of these. This is 10/13/2015. 2 more received Nov 4/2015. One received Nov 7/2013 for a total now of 4 of these books.

    Brooke Bond Canada Limited
    Cards were enclosed in Red Rose and Blue Ribbon
    Trade mark in Canad by The Walker Press, Paris - - -Toronto
    Copyright 1959 National Wildlife Federation
    " The awakening of interest in the natural world is the
    first step in building public appreciation of our
    dependence on soil, water, plants and animals and
    their conservation. These beautiful bird cards
    will greatly encourage such understanding. "
    Audobon Society of Canada

    Red Rose Tea Card Issues of Canada ('59-'74) and the US ('60-'69)

    Series Series Name ------Canadian Issued US Issued Cards / Album
    1 Songbirds of N.A. May 1959 Not Issued in states! CardsAlbum
    2 Animals of North America August 1960 August 1960 Album
    3 Wild Flowers of North America July 1961 July 1961 Album (NOT correct info as the album was for sure out by May 17 as I have an ad)
    4 Birds of North America July 1962 July 1962 Album
    5 Dinosaurs June 1963 June 1963 CardsAlbum
    6 Tropical Birds February 1964 February 1964 Album
    7 African Animals October 1964 Not Issued!
    8 Butterflies of North America June 1965 September 1965
    9 Canadian / American Songbirds August 1966 August 1966 Cards
    10 Transportation Through the Ages September 1967 Identical to Canadian* Cards
    11 Trees of North America July 1968 Identical to Canadian* Cards
    12 The Space Age July 1969 Identical to Canadian* Cards
    13 North American Wildlife In Danger August 1970 Not Issued! Cards
    14 Exploring the Oceans August 1971 Not Issued! Cards
    15 Animals and Their Young July 1972 Not Issued! Album
    16 The Arctic July 1973 Not Issued! Album
    17 Indians of Canada July 1974 Not Issued! Cards

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Very nice blade ! Do you have a large collection of cards ?
    2. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      Hi Manikin, yes I do. Has been growing by the day for the last 2 months when I started. I have around 70 different albums now and also many unused cards also. Most serious collectors usually have filled albums and also complete sets of cards that were never mounted and also unused albums of each different album.
    3. Radegunder Radegunder, 6 years ago
      Nice find and taping the money to the order form, those were the good
      old days!
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      What a great collection you are working on . I have never seen these cards in USA were they more for Canada market ?
    5. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 years ago
      This is so nice...and I photograph birds as a hobby.
    6. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      Yes Manikin, you should have seen the cards mainly in the 1960's in tins of tea.
    7. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      Hi mcheconi, wish I would have started to photograph birds. I remember learning from these cards when we were kids, and then looking out sometimes from our kitchen windows and seeing blue jays. Always loved birds.
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      I was giving a friend who had been out of the States for 20+ yrs. a ride from MIA to ATL. About half way up FL, he asked, " what happened to all the birds?". I was in & out of the States & hadn't noticed the loss. Guess it was the insecticides that killed the insects they fed on or more directly.
    9. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      Today I received 2 more of the rare songbirds album and was quite impressed as they were in excellent condition. One was with the cards all in and one without. Both covers and books were in immaculate condition. I got these from a Brooke Bond site on the net. All the other books that I ordered were also in A-1 shape. Very well worth buying as I am seeing from things on sale on ebay that the sellers mostly know nothing about grading or are very lax or deceptive.
    10. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 5 years ago
      My friend has a couple of song bird albums he was trying to sell at the swap meet yesterday. I thumbed through one, and every page or so, it had a thin floppy little clear 45rpm in there. He would just give them to me. I wish there was some way I could give them to you. I like where your going with the nature of your collecting.
    11. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 5 years ago
      Oh, there is a way. I will try to obtain, send and ship for free to you. Merry Christmas.

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