Wild Flowers Series 2 blue back with Issued by 1959
Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Wild Flowers Series 2 blue back with Issued by 1959 Wild Flowers Series 2 blue back with Issued by 1959 50 - This colourful series was issued in packets or tins of Brooke Bond tea and coffee and as the title suggests a previous set on the same subject had already been issued. When this set was reviewed in our magazine in March/April 1959 the reviewer said “We are advised by Messrs. Brooke Bond Tea Ltd the decision to issue another set on this subject was made because the first had proved so popular, the complaint being that fifty cards did not cover the subject.” This 2nd issue is illustrated and described by renowned nature artist C.F. Tunnicliffe R.A and amongst the plants included are the Lesser Celandine, Wood Anemone, Daffodil, Periwinkle, Water Crowfoot, Cowslip and Sweet Violet. The backs are full of information about the plant and where it can be found making it ideal for any nature lover. This set has a blue back, but a black back re-issue set is also available produced in 1973. Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Wild Flowers Series 2 blue back with Issued by 1959

Issuer: Brooke Bond Condition: Mint * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This colourful series was issued in packets or tins of Brooke Bond tea and coffee and as the title suggests a previous set on the same subject had already been issued. When this set was reviewed in our magazine in March/April 1959 the reviewer said “We are advised by Messrs. Brooke Bond Tea Ltd the decision to issue another set on this subject was made because the first had proved so popular, the complaint being that fifty cards did not cover the subject.” This 2nd issue is illustrated and described by renowned nature artist C.F. Tunnicliffe R.A and amongst the plants included are the Lesser Celandine, Wood Anemone, Daffodil, Periwinkle, Water Crowfoot, Cowslip and Sweet Violet. The backs are full of information about the plant and where it can be found making it ideal for any nature lover. This set has a blue back, but a black back re-issue set is also available produced in 1973. Cards size 68 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 50

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