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Bottle of Walkdens Violet Ink BJ96
Bottle of Walkdens Violet Ink BJ96
Original, quality, late 19th century, freeblown sheartop, unopened, eight sided, glass ink bottle with the original paper label detailing "Walkdens Superfine Violet Ink" and the original cork stopper to the top. The bottle is in super condition, but the contents have evaporated and the label is faded and worn at the edges, but a great looker nevertheless. Base 1.75" x 1.75" x 2" tall. 
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Price: 36.00


Fry's Chocolate Tin in Frame CC135
Original, quality, Fry's Chocolate tin issued to "Commemorate the opening of the Royal Edward Dock in Bristol" on "July 9th 1908". In mint condition and in the original mount and green finished plaster on wood glazed frame. The tin is highly coloured and detailed with cameos of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and the mount is in scribed pen script "Presented to Joseph Naish 1908". We have re-papered the backboard and tightened up the tin mount and now all is complete and in good order. Truely in remarkable condition. Tin 5.75" x 3.25", outer frame 12.25" x 10.25" and 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 185.00


Fry's Chocolate Tin in Frame  CC135



Tin of Knife Polish KC15
Tin of Knife Polish KC15
Original, quality unopened tin of 'Oakey's Wellington knife cleaning powder', circa 1900/1920's, with the original coloured printed wrapper detailing a cameo of The Duke of Wellington with standing lions either side, "Manufacturered by John Oakey and Sons Ltd" and "Wellington Emery and Blacklead Mills of London", also "directions for use" and other details. Some discolouration but otherwise all complete and in good order. 3" diameter x 5.25" tall. 
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Price: 56.00


Tin Fireplace Money Box MB47
Original, quality pre-war tin money box with the key in the form of a gas fire within a tiled fireplace and surround all in the original detailed paintwork. The front of the gas fire is detailed "Wrights Thermo x Gas Fire" and the reverse has much detail for John Wright & Co manufacturer of the fire simulated here as a money box; also "Regd design. The Acro No 560". Some minor scuffs to the finish otherwise complete and in good and working order. 4.75" tall x 4.5" and 1.75" front to back at base. 
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Price: 165.00


Tin Fireplace Money Box MB47



Tin Gas Stove Money Box MB46
Tin Gas Stove Money Box MB46
Original, quality pre-war tin money box, in the form of a miniature gas stove in the original detailed paintwork with a key. The sides are both transfer decorated with "Eureka" the reverse "Made in England No555", the front, a simulated oven door and the top, the gas rings and grill. "Eureka, No 410" is also detailed to the door and is probably the model of the gas cooker represented. Some minor scratches to the finish otherwise complete and in good and working order. 5.5" tall x 3" x 2.75" front to back. 
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Price: 125.00


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


Sealed Tin of Brolac Paint P3



Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74
Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin T74
Original, quality, miniature Huntley and Palmer's cube shaped biscuit tin in mint condition, circa 1900 / 1920's. This example originally contained tiny biscuits in the form of letters spelling out "Huntley and Palmers". Several models of this shape and size were issued and this one is decorated with blue on white with each panel detailing "Superior Reading Biscuits, Huntley and Palmers" with a different biscuit of their range "Rich Mixed", "Macaroons", "Dessert, "Empire Assorted" and "Chocolate Mixed". In near mint condition. Complete and in good order. 1.5" square and 1.75" tall. 
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Price: 65.00


Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin, 3 available T73
Original, quality, miniature Huntley and Palmer's cube shaped biscuit tin in superb condition, circa 1900 / 1920's. This example originally contained biscuits in the form of letters spelling out "Huntley and Palmers". Several models of this shape and size were issued and this one is decorated in white and red on dark blue with each panel detailing "Superior Reading Biscuits, Huntley and Palmers" with a different biscuit from their range "Nice", "Cornish Wafer", "Iced Gems", "Osborne" and "Petit Beurre". In near mint condition. Complete and in good order. 1.5" square and 1.75" tall. Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Huntley and Palmers Mini Biscuit Tin, 3 available T73



Black Cat Cigarette Tin T72
Black Cat Cigarette Tin T72
Original, quality pre-war cigarette tin with a decorated hinged lid to a green body. The top is detailed for "Black Cat Virginia Mild Cigarettes". A good clean example, complete and in good order. 4.25" x 3" x 1.5". 
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Price: 23.00


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


Brooke Bond Beef Cube Tin T71



Ogdens Redbreast Flake Tobacco Tin T70
Ogdens Redbreast Flake Tobacco Tin T70
Original, quality pre-war 1lb of tobacco size tobacco tin in amazing condition. This example has a coloured picture on both sides of the hinged lid, with the title "Redbreast Flake" and a robin on a branch in the snow. The rest of the tin is in good order with the original gilded finish. Not a common tin. 6.5" x 4.75" x 1.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Huntley and Palmers Chinese Vase Biscuit Tin T65
Original, quality Huntley and Palmers biscuit tin in the form of a Chinese vase. This example was issued in 1928. The lid lifts off from just above the shoulders and the underside is detailed for "Huntley & Palmers Biscuits Reading and London". All is in super condition and complete. 10.25" tall and 3.25" widest. 
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Price: 125.00


Huntley and Palmers Chinese Vase Biscuit Tin T65



Huntley and Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T64
Huntley and Palmers Miniature Biscuit Tin T64
Original, quality miniature Huntley and Palmers cube shaped biscuit tin issued in 1926. This example originally contained small biscuits spelling out "Huntley & Palmers". Several models were issued and this one is decorated in a buff colour and marked for "Cornish Wafers", "Cream Crackers" "Cheese", "Thin Captain" and Highly Baked oval water" . In super condition and complete 1.5" x 1.5" and 1.75" tall. 
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Price: 75.00


Frys South Africa 1900 Tin T62
Original, quality embossed and transfer printed tin with a hinged lid decorated to the top on a red background with an embossed cameo of Queen Victoria 'VR' beneath a crown, "South Africa 1900" and in script "I wish you a happy New Year Victoria". This tin originally contained a bar of Fry's chocolate and was issued to all British Troops serving in the Boer War as a New Year gift rom Queen Victoria. The three major British chocolate manufacturers, Fry, Cadbury and Rowntree, all Quaker owned companies, produced the chocolate tins. Initially they were reluctant to support the war effort because of the Quaker pacifist ethic, but were persuaded to change their minds. 6" x 3.5" x 0.75". 
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Price: 85.00


Frys South Africa 1900 Tin T62



Huntley and Palmers Kitchen Range Biscuit Tin T60
Huntley and Palmers Kitchen Range Biscuit Tin T60
Original, quality Huntley and Palmer biscuit tin issued in 1926 and entitled "Kitchen Range". This super tin is difficult to find in good condition today for when found the doors or catches are missing. The original paint on this example is generally in good condition as is the tin with just the minor rubbing and one scratch. The doors are hinged, and the latches do operate. The underside is etched "Huntley and Palmers biscuits Reading and London", and one end is printed 'HB and S Ltd R' for the manufacturer of the tin Huntley Bourne and Stevens Ltd. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order. 5.5" x 2" x 3.5" tall. 
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Price: 300.00


Carr and Co Biscuit Tin T56
Original, quality 1920's square biscuit tin etched to the underside "Carr and Co Biscuit manufacturer Carlisle". This super example has pictures to all sides and top, with a continuous story of the crow with the cheese and a fox. The tin is in good condition and the pictures are all intact albeit a little faded. 4.75" tall and 3" square.  
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Price: 56.00


Carr and Co Biscuit Tin T56



Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tin T52
Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tin T52
Original, quality, Huntley and Palmer 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 and Palmers Reading and London". Generally in good order and complete with some rubbing but no dents or damage. 10" x 7" and 4.25".  
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Price: 75.00


Carbide Tin T51
Original, quality 1920's, tall cylindrical tin with a circular press in lid. This tin details "The Bryterlite Brand Superior Quality Carbide of Calcium". 1lb size prepared by "The Humber Oil Company Ltd" and "Specially Prepared For All Types of Motor and Cycle Acetylene Lamps". Lots of other details and some rubbing overall but no dents or rust and no contents. 6.75" tall x 2.25" diameter.  
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Price: 56.00


Carbide Tin T51



Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tin T47
Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tin T47
Original, quality, rectangular shaped biscuit tin with Dutch scenes to the lid and four sides in shades of blue. This tin was produced for Huntley and Palmers in 1897 and is referred to as the 'Delft' pattern. The underside is impressed "Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Manufacturer Reading and London". A very clean example of an uncommon tin with just a few minor rubs and scuffs. Complete and in good and order. 8" x 6" and 1.75".  
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Price: 185.00


Huntley and Palmer Miniature Biscuit Tin T44
Original, quality 1930's, miniature biscuit tin detailed to the sides and lid for "Huntley and Palmers Dundee Cake" in Royal blue on pale blue. Originally supplied with a mini cake and probably given away at exhibitions ? Some minor rubbing, otherwise complete and in good order. 2.25" diameter x 1.25" tall.  
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Price: 56.00


Huntley and Palmer Miniature Biscuit Tin T44



Buchanan Biscuit Tin T41
Buchanan Biscuit Tin T41
Original, quality, very decorative biscuit tin in the form of a casket decorated with jewels and with four coloured pictorial panels. This tin has four bun feet to the underside and a square lift of lid to the top. The underside of the lid is detailed "John Buchanan and Bros Ltd, Stewart St, Coweaddens, Glasgow" the manufacturer of the original contents. The lid is also stamped with the registration number for the year 1913. Some rubbing to the relief, but overall a good clean tin, complete and in super condition. Base 6.75" square, total height 8.5".  
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Price: 115.00


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


Crawfords Biscuit Tin T36



Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tin T33
Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tin T33
Original, quality, superb Huntley and Palmer's 'Wallet' biscuit tin in the form of a snakeskin handbag. This tin was manufactured in1903 by Huntley Bourne and Stevens for Huntley and Palmers and is in super condition retaining its original handle and catch, with just a few minor rubs and scratches around the catch area. Complete and in good order. 7.25" x 6" and 2.75". This tin was purchased at one of ITV's "Dickinson's Real Deal" filming days at Harrogate.  
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Price: 230.00


Jacobs Biscuit Tin T31
Original, quality, biscuit tin in the form of a log box, issued by 'Jacobs Biscuit Company' in 1929 and entitled "Jacobean Log Box". The sides of this tin are embossed to simulate carved wood panels and the lid has a thin sheet of embossed brass applied. The underside is printed "Jacob and Co Biscuits" and the brass top is embossed with a woodland scene of a father returning home with the dogs and the morning bag of rabbits. Most of the original paintwork remains and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super tin in pretty good order and complete. 7.4" x 4.3" x 3.9". 
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Price: 85.00


Jacobs Biscuit Tin T31



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 and 1.75" tall.  
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Price: 38.00


Macfarlane Lang Biscuit Tin T26
Original, quality, pre-war, flat, biscuit tin printed in colour to the lid with a cameo of Mary Queen of Scots, on a tartan design covering the lid and sides. Detailed to the reverse 'Macfarlane Lang & Co Biscuits' for the manufacturer of the original contents. Some minor scratches, but otherwise in good order. 8.5" x 6.25" x 1". 
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Price: 36.00


Macfarlane Lang Biscuit Tin  T26



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. 8.6" x 4.7" x 1.5". 
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Price: 34.00


Day and Sons Red Drink Packet VP1
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, sealed packet of "Day and Sons Red Drink" in the original pink paper wrapping detailed with the manufacturer "Day and Sons", "Instructions For Use" and "By Appointment of H.M. The King" this would be King George V or VI. Complete and in superb order. 6.5" x 1.75" and 1.75". 
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Price: 30.00


Day and Sons Red Drink Packet VP1

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