Re: Tuckfield Tea's bird album

To: "Ralph REID" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Re: Tuckfield Tea's bird album
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 20:25:27 +1100
Hi Ralph,
Tuckfield's Tea is still operating, or were a year or two ago. Their office is in Yarra Street, South Yarra (Melbourne) and they will swap cards. I have the first four albums complete and nearly the fifth. I think the albums date much more recent than the 1950s. There are 96 cards per album but note that card no. 188 is wrong (allegedly it is a Pacific Gull but certainly is not). I have been collecting them for about 30 years, a bit of difficult as I don't drink tea (or coffee, etc).
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From: Ralph REID <>
To: Birding Aus <>
Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2000 19:29
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Tuckfield Tea's bird album

Recently, while browsing antique shops in Victoria, I bought a copy of
Tuckfields' bird card album for cards no. 1 to 96, with notes for
birdwatchers, 2nd edition, published by
Tuckfield's Teas, South Yarra, in the 1950's.

It is an interesting curiousity piece, but unfortunately the set (of 96)
cards is not complete - it is missing one here and there.

Would anyone still have any of the cards of this set stowed away anywhere
that they might be able to let me have?

In fact, does anyone at all have one of these?  Does anyone know who the
artists/compilers were?


Ralph Reid

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