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1902 Coronation Tin CC273
1902 Coronation Tin CC273
Original, quality tin in the form of an iron-bound trunk issued to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VI and Queen Alexandra, 26th June 1902. The top of the hinged lid has cameos of The King and Queen with the Lion and Unicorn on either side. Each of the four side panels represents England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. Some scuffs but generally a good clean example complete.

4.5" tall.

6" wide x 4.25".

 
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Price: 85.00




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
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




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
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




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
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




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




C.W.S Cream Cracker Biscuit Tin T123
C.W.S Cream Cracker Biscuit Tin T123
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's decorated biscuit tin in the form of an inlaid wooden glove box. The inner lid is detailed "C.W.S Cream Crackers, Crumpsall Cardiff" for the original contents "C.W.S" is for Co-op Wholesale Society. Some minor rubbing, otherwise complete and in good order.

9.25" x 3.25".

3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 68.00




Hamper Tin T122
Hamper Tin T122
Original, quality late 19th century tin box in the form of a laundry type wicker hamper. The top decoration is a little rubbed but otherwise all is clean and complete. No maker's name is visible.

5" x 3" x 3.25" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00




1937 Coronation Tea Caddy T119
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 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
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




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
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




Vincents Toffee Tin T108
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




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




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




Zebra Grate Polish Tin T83
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




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




Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30
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




Original Paintwork Tin Despatch Box TT6
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




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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