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Collecting Machintosh’s Quality Street Tins

Collecting Machintosh’s Quality Street Tins

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree, mince pies, presents and of course a tin of Quality Street sweets. Since 1936, Nestlé Quality Street has been enjoyed by families across the UK and the sweets’ distinctive jewelled wrappers are as synonymous with the festive period as Father Christmas. Quality Street was created by confectioner Harold Mackintosh and was named…

Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin “LITERATURE” – 1901

Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin “LITERATURE” – 1901

This biscuit tin was made to simulate eight books with a simulated leather bindings and marbled end papers, bound by an imitation leather strap. The British biscuit tin came about when the Licensed Grocer’s Act of 1861 allowed groceries to be individually packaged and sold. Coinciding with the removal of the duty on paper for…

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