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1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 5 available, M37
1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 5 available, M37
Original, quality pressed brass tin with an embossed hinged lid bearing a cameo of Princess Mary, two 'M' monograms and panels around it with the names of countries allied to Great Britain in the 1st World War; Belgium, Japan, Russia, Monte Negro, Sierra and France. Complete and in good order. These brass tins, containing a variety of items dependent on the recipient, were given to all British troops serving overseas for Christmas 1914. The funds for these were raised by Princess Mary, daughter of King George V. Most but not all of the tins were issued with a pack of cigarettes, a pack of tobacco, a Christmas card in an envelope, a printed photo. of Princess Mary and a silver tipped brass shell case with a pencil inside. All items were marked with the monogram 'M' with a crown over. Polished and lacquered. This tin is without contents.

3.25" x 5" x 1.25".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 65.00


Masonic Outfitters Carton and Lid M4
Original, quality pre-war two piece hard cardboard carton embossed to the lid for "George Kenning & Son, Manufacturing Outfitters 1, Eagle Wharf Rd. London. N. I." and to the upper front "Telegrams - Kenning, Nordo, London, & Telephone Clerkenwell, 9426". A super condition box and complete.

17.25" x 7.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 68.00


Masonic Outfitters Carton and Lid M4



10 Box Pack of Union Matches P16
10 Box Pack of Union Matches P16
Original, quality pre-war outer pack of ten boxes of safety matches with a label to the outer detailing "Union Match, Made in Bruxelles Belgium". Outer wrapping scruffy but otherwise complete and in good order.

3" x 2" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Phonograph Empty Carton P14
Original, quality circa 1910, two piece empty cardboard phonograph record carton. This empty very clean example has all the original printed paper outer and is detailed for the manufacturer "Edison Cold moulding records" with a variety of patent dates, the latest being 1905. The lid is also detailed the same but with "9891" and "only an old fashioned cottage". Complete and in good order.

4.5" tall x 2 5/8" diam.

 
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Price: 25.00


Phonograph Empty Carton P14



Box of Fields Candles P13
Box of Fields Candles P13
Original, quality box of 1920's fields "Ozokerit" candles, unused. The seals to box have been opened but the box and candles are intact and clean and the label to the lid is complete.

Box 8.75" x 3.75" x 2".

Candles 7.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Box of Prices Childs Night Lights P12
Original, quality unopened 1920's box of ten prices childs night light candles. The seals to each end are still intact and although the card box is a little scuffed it is complete and generally in good order with all its labels.

6" x 3.25" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 34.00


Box of Prices Childs Night Lights P12



Sealed Tin of Brolac Paint P3
Sealed Tin of Brolac Paint P3
Original, quality, pre-war, tin of "Brolac" paint, un-opened, with contents and labels to the outside. The tin has most of the original outer pale brown paint to the body and cap and green to the shoulders and neck. In super condition.

5" tall x 2.75" diameter.

 
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Price: 23.00


1937 Coronation Tea Caddy T119
Original, quality 1lb size Tea Caddy Tin decorated to the outside with a pictorial of King George VI to the front and Queen Elizabeth to the reverse, The King's Monogram with a Crown over, to both sides and The King's crown to the lid. A clean tin but it does have some scratches to one panel, otherwise complete and in good order. Another identical tin may well be available coded T118.

6.25" tall x 4" square.

 
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Price: 38.00


1937 Coronation Tea Caddy T119



1937 Coronation Tea Caddy T118
1937 Coronation Tea Caddy T118
Original, quality 1lb size Tea Caddy Tin decorated to the outside with a pictorial of King George VI to the front and Queen Elizabeth to the reverse, The King's Monogram with a Crown over, to both sides and The King's crown to the lid. A clean tin but it does have some scratches to one panel, otherwise complete and in good order. Another identical tin may well be available coded T119.

6.25" tall.

4" square.

 
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Price: 38.00


Rowntrees Toffee Tin T117
Original, quality 1930's Rowntrees Toffee Tin with the original colour printed panels to the four sides. All is quite faded and crazed but a good example, nevertheless, and complete.

8.25" x 6.5" x 4".

 
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Price: 38.00


Rowntrees Toffee Tin T117



Sheep Livers Tin T116
Sheep Livers Tin T116
Original, quality post-war empty tin with lid detailed "Eclipse Brand Sheep Livers, 10lbs net, The New Zealand Refrigerating Co Ltd Canterbury N. Z." and "Packed Under Goverment Supervision" and "New Zealand". Some minor dents to the base area and the rear decoration has some missing, otherwise complete and in good order.

8.25" tall x 7.5" top diam x 6.25" base.

 
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Price: 56.00


Rothmans Cigarette Tin Maiden Voyage 1969 T113
Original, quality large decorated tin originally filled with "Rothmans King Sized Cigarettes" and issued on the maiden voyage of "RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Maiden Voyage in 1969". This very clean example in near mint condition has a super embossed detail of the very ship itself and is complete and in good order.

11.75" x 4" x 2".

 
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Price: 78.00


Rothmans Cigarette Tin Maiden Voyage 1969 T113



Tin Top Hat Money Box T112
Tin Top Hat Money Box T112
Original, quality pre-war tin money box in the realistic form of a Top Hat. The front is transfer printed "College" with an illustration of a boy in a top hat and tie, all on a black background. The underside has a circular lift-out cover with a coin slot and is printed "W.M. Livens & Co Ltd Newcastle Upon Tyne. Some minor scratches and rubbing, otherwise complete and in good and working order and the first we have seen.

4" tall plus brim 7" x 5.5".

Body only 3.75" x 4.5".

 
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Price: 230.00


Huntley & Palmers Festal Biscuit Tin T111
Original, quality Huntley & Palmers rectangular shaped biscuit tin with sepia-coloured panels of river scenes. This example was manufactured for export only in 1888 and is entitled "Festal". The underside is impressed for "Huntley & Palmers, Biscuit Manufacturer, Reading & London". Some minor scratches and rubbing otherwise complete and in good order.

8.25" x 3 1/8".

2.25" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


Huntley & Palmers Festal Biscuit Tin T111



Indian Elephants Tin T109
Indian Elephants Tin T109
Original, quality late 19th century square tin, perhaps it originally contained tea but there are no makes or references to foodstuff. Nevertheless, the brightly coloured pictorial panels, although scratched in places, are stunningly detailed with a parade of fully dressed Indian elephants with Howdas and an entourage. Scratched but otherwise in great condition.

8.25" tall x 5.75" square.

 
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Price: 78.00


Vincents Toffee Tin T108
Original, quality 1920's circular sweet tin simulating an Edwardian inlaid mahogany circular wooden box with an inset mirror to the exterior of the lid. The underside of the lid is detailed "Vincents Chocolates & Toffees Hunnington Near Birmingham". Some misting to the mirror otherwise complete and in good order.

5" tall.

8.5" diam.

 
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Price: 78.00


Vincents Toffee Tin T108



Colman's Mustard Tin T106
Colman's Mustard Tin T106
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped tin with rounded corners, a hinged lid to the top and an inner lid with two catches. This tin is impressed to the underside for the makers "J.J Colmans Mustard Manufacturer of the Queen". The five-coloured panels depict scenes of the times "A Stag at Bay", "Goose & Turkey" being fed and "Washing the Dogs". Some minor rubbing and scratches and a little faded in places but otherwise complete and in good order and waxed.

5.5" tall x 8" x 5.5".

 
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Price: 68.00


'Jacobean' Log Box Biscuit Tin T104
Original, quality biscuit tin in the form of a carved oak coffer with a sloping lid to the top. The lid is in unpolished brass and the body is in the original paintwork on tin. This model was issued in 1929 by W.R Jacob & Co and this example is in near mint condition. The underside is detailed "Jacob & Co's Biscuits". All is complete and in good order.

4.5" tall x 7.5".

4" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


'Jacobean' Log Box Biscuit Tin T104



Grips Pastilles Silver Jubilee Tin T90
Grips Pastilles Silver Jubilee Tin T90
Original, quality small oval shaped tin with a cushioned top Issued by "Lightbrowns of Accrington" to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935. The top has two camoes of King George V and Queen Mary. These tins contained Pastilles Originally. Some rubbing but otherwise in super condition.

3" x 2.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Crawford's Biscuit Sample Tin T88
Original, quality 1930's small biscuit tin with a hinged lid. The cover of the lid is detailed with The Royal Coat of Arms and "By Appointment" and the inside is detailed "Samples of Crawfords" and "Crawfords Biscuits are good biscuits". Not in mint condition but pretty clean and complete.

4.75" x 3" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Crawford's Biscuit Sample Tin T88



Huntley & Palmers Wooden Lock Biscuit Tin T85
Huntley & Palmers Wooden Lock Biscuit Tin T85
Original, quality Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin in the realistic form of a wooden door lock with iron fittings, entitled "Ancient Lock" and issued in 1896. One minor dent to the lower back edge and a minor scratch and chip to the front top, otherwise in superb condition and complete.

8.25" x 6" x 1.75"

 
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Price: 95.00


Zebra Grate Polish Tin T83
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped pressed tin with a lid and embossed to the lid "Use Zebra Grate Polish No Hard Work". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

2.5" x 1.5".

1 1/8" tall.

 
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Price: 34.00


Zebra Grate Polish Tin T83



Brooke Bond Beef Cube Tin T71
Brooke Bond Beef Cube Tin T71
Original, quality 1930's / 40's square tin for Brooke Bond Beef Cubes priced at "1d each". Not a common tin and not in mint condition but a good clean example. Complete and in good order.

4.5" x 4.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 38.00


Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin T52
Original, quality, Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin issued in 1927, made to resemble a sandlewood casket. This tin is embossed with frieze designs of Indian elephants, the tin has a hinged lid with a push button and a catch to the front. The underside is etched "Huntley & Palmers Reading and London". Generally in good order and complete with some rubbing but no dents or damage.

10" x 7" x 4.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin T52



Crawfords Biscuit Tin T36
Crawfords Biscuit Tin T36
Original, quality 1920's, biscuit tin in the form of a tortoiseshell jewellery casket, with a shaped plinth to the base, a hinged lid and a secret hinged panel to the very top. This example is in good condition overall, with the odd minor dent and scratch to the printed detail. The underside is detailed "William Crawford and Sons Ltd, Biscuit Manufacturer, Edinburgh, Liverpool and London, Great Britain.".

Base 8.5" x 4.75".

Total height 4.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30
Original, quality, post-war, miniature square biscuit tin, originally filled with small biscuits and probably issued as a promotional item. Printed in red and silver on grey and detailing "Peek Frean Makers of Famous Biscuits" and "By Appointment To The Late King George VI". Not in mint condition, but very, very clean. Complete and in good order.

3.25" square.

1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 38.00


Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30



Crawford Biscuit Tin T13
Crawford Biscuit Tin T13
Original, quality, 1920/30's, casket shaped gold coloured biscuit tin with designs in relief, of swags to the sides and Grecian type horsemen to the top. Impressed to the underside for the contents, 'Crawford's Delightful Biscuits & Shortbread', and, 'Crawford's Gingernuts Are Outstanding' all under the Royal Appointment coat of arms. Some rubbing to the high points and some very, very minor dents, otherwise complete and in good order.

8.5" x 4.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 34.00


Original Paintwork Tin Despatch Box TT6
Original, quality mid to late 19th century tin despatch case with the original scumbled brown paintwork a wire handle to the top and a replacement key altered to fit. Complete and in good and working order.

12.25" x 8" x 2".

 
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Price: 89.00


Original Paintwork Tin Despatch Box TT6



Miniature Tin Trunk TT3
Miniature Tin Trunk TT3
Original, quality late 19th century miniature tin trunk in the original scrumbled and faux grained paintwork. This super example, the first we have seen, has all original paint inside and out with a pale blue interior, a pair of a ring handles for lifting and an unusual domed shape to the top. Some minor blemishes to the paint inside, otherwise complete and in good order.

7.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00

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