To mark Abe's Barmitzvah, here's an unusual trade card that was issued by Reddings Tea of London in the late 1960s. It's from a set called 'Strange Customs of the World' which also included images of Ceremonial Road-Sweeping, Samoan Tattooing, Scorpion Eating, and Giraffe-Necked Women of Burma. Compared to those 'strange' customs, yours sounds like a doddle...
Years ago, it's amazing just how many companies issued free sets of cards with their products. Reddings Ltd was based on the very same road as Tottenham Hotspur Football Club so what were the chances that they supplied their tea back then to a major First Division team? They certainly broke into the Table Tennis club market - here's an advert for Reddings that was published in 'Table Tennis News' dated February 1972...
wish their Team every success in the Halex Super League
Reddings supply Tea, Tea Bags and Coffee Products
to Sports and Social Clubs throughout the Country.
Club Secretaries/Treasurers boost your Funds by
buying at low Wholesale Prices for your Refreshment
For details and prices of Reddings Products write
Devonshire House, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London N17
Telephone : 01-888 4864