Phillips Tea No information about this company, frustrating.
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16 Feb 2020 11:14 AM  

I have tried over many years, to find out anything about this company, even writing to the UK Tea Council -  but still nothing. Does anyone know anything about Phillips Tea ?

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16 Feb 2020 11:45 AM  

 Hi Fred, 

I thought this little honey pot had much of the information you required, but it might pre-date the enamel sign!

If you google it, there are some references to Phillips Fine Teas. There's particularly a 1913 photo of Wrexham High Street, with 'a branch of Phillips tea merchants and grocers', suggesting it covered a significant geographiocal area, which sounds like a candidate, but no reference to where their head office was.

 

It's a sign I've always fancied a good example of, but she has one heck of a chin on her!



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21 Feb 2021 09:59 PM  

 I might be able to provide some information about Phillips's tea merchants, my great grandfather owned one of the shops in Wrexham and his brother another.Another Brother owned one in Shrewsbury. Another brother moved to California and set up shop there! My mother is 96 and can still recall some of the family history. Just let me know if you stil have an interest.  

 



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22 Feb 2021 12:06 AM  
Don't think you tried very hard Fred ?

Phillips & Co Tea Merchants. No.8 King William Street, City ( London )

Black Tea, Green Tea, Chicory, Coffee, West Indian Sugar etc etc


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04 Oct 2021 04:00 PM  

   There is lots of information and images on the www.

Ebay has had some items besides the usual advertising signs, tins and matchboxes.
 
Attached are two examples.
1   A printing block and 2 A wrapper perhaps from the Wrexham shop.
 
For Richard Hughes
I would be interested if your mother can identify the use for what I have called a wrapper. My interest is in why there are several Japanese stamps attached to it. The stamps are low value and from the 1890s but were added later on to the wrapper.
 
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Phillips_Tea_printing_block_flipped.jpg

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09 Oct 2021 02:08 PM  

 Hopefully attachments will attach

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