Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
Horner's Toffee Tin College Boy Image on Lid
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Rare Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Large HORNER'S Toffee Tin - Blue Boy Assortment with College Boy Image on the Lid

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This is a very rare and early advertising tin - probably for display in a shop.

It is Edwardian in date; probably around the 1920s -

It advertises sweets - to be more specific - the Blue Boy Assortment of Toffees.

The sweets were made by George Horner & Son, Chester-Le Street, Durham and London.

Rare tin, but with some condition issues, but displays well.

Would make a great item for a window display in an old fashioned sweetie shop - or on display in a vintage kitchen.

The sides of the tin are a mustard colour with turquoise blue lozenges - which contains the text tellling you all about the contents. The Horner's logo is rather Art Deco in style - so perhaps this dates this tin to the later part of the 1920s.

I also love the little advertising logo of the College Boy on the purple lid. He is shown in an Art Nouveau cartouche to the top - he has chubby cheeks and wears a shiny top hat. Some slight scuffing to this image - but given this is now 100 years old quite acceptable.

My asking price reflects this one's early date and rarity.

Condition - all colours are fairly vibrant. Some minor rubbing to the decoration. Gilding to areas still nice and shiny (especially around the sides) - with again little areas of rubbing - but most of the more fragile gold colouring is still present.

A few minor dings to the lid - but nothing disfiguring. There are no nasty dents or rust - the inside is free from any rust. For a tin of this age - it is just fine and dandy.

Although the tin has a patina of age - the tin has been carefully cleaned by me - and is not dirty or grubby in any way.

Tin measures: 10 inches in diameter - and a bit more shallow - it is about 3 3/4 inches in height.

Fair price for this early advertising item.

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