This is a really rare larger sized 1950s sweets tin - in fine vintage condition given its age.
It dates to the late 1950s and was made for Horner's in Durham.
The design is (to me) very reminiscent of imagery used to promote the 1951 Festival of Britain Exhibition.
It is a fine petrol blue matt round tin - with a dramatic white star on the lid - the tin contains not just sweets - but delicious sweets!
I love the fluted edges all around on this one - something that you dont see that often - and lots of fabulous abstract decoration all around.
The diameter is 10 inches - and the height is 5 1/2 inches.
It says on the bottom of the tin - that is is non-refundable (often because of the size of these tins - and possibly also for rationing - these tins often had a deposit on them - and you got money back if you returned your empty tin to the retailer).
The interior is in fine condition with no nasty rusting - just a little oxidisation of the tin, commensurate with age.
There are some very minor little dents to the rim on the top - very shallow and part of its history.
The colours of the image are nice and bright - and with no disfiguring scratches.
Taken lots of photographs for your inspection - it is a very attractive tin for storage or display - and in great vintage condition - this is reflected in my asking price which is a fair one.
Due to its size - it would have to be sent as a medium sized parcel with the Royal Mail.
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