This vintage Christmas tin is from the late 1940's to early 1950's and was made to hold biscuits for the Co-Op.
It's a fabulously festive tin, filled with Elves and snow. The lid has a group of elves dragging a Yule log through the snow. They have Holly and lanterns and there is a walled town behind them and golden bells below. The sides have more on the same theme and a closer view of the town. The background is a mottled blue and the text is CWS Christmas Assorted Biscuits. The base has some wear but has the early Wheatsheaf logo, (which was changed in 1953), the Crumpsall Factory mark and the Cooperative Society headquarters. The tin has beautifully rolled edges to the top of the base, an indicator of its age. The lid and sides are pretty clean with no dents or wear, however both have the marks of very old sellotape that was once used to tape the tin shut. They may lessen with a specialist cleaner. The lid still fits well and the inside is clean.
This is a lovely, rare tin. It displays well and you could still use it to store Christmas treasures of your own.
It measures 23.5cm x 22cm x 12cm so is perfect for holding a cake or Christmas biscuit assortment of your own!
There are lots more Christmas tins and vintage decorations available in the shop.