Huntley & Palmer first name in Biscuits, first name in tin collecting
Huntley & Palmer the quintessential English biscuit maker mostly sweet biscuits, to help sell their biscuits, they made their tins in the shape of every day object such as boxes or books or bookcases, soldiers in sentry boxes, coaches, cars the list is endless.
When collecting tins as with every antique condition needs to be as good as possible no rust and also no holes or bad dents.
A tin ideally will need a makers name and details such as Huntley & Palmer, Rowntree, Birds etc, and a novelty shape whilst a golden syrup tin is nice so much better if in a novelty form. Collectors seek out rarities.
More run of the mill store cupboard tins can be brought for £2 to £10 and novelty one can go into £100s if in good condition and unusual. Fun thing to collect useful still and a good way of learning from the past.
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