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MAZAWATTEE Old Folks at Home – Sample Tin

Posted in Mazawattee, Sample Tins with tags , , , on February 8, 2010 by teatins

This design is for sure the most well-known and famous one of Mazawattee tins: the granny and the little girl – old folks at home. Here it comes in the rare sample version. Dates from c 1910. Size: 6.4 x 4.9 x 1.8 cm.



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MY LORD Sample Tin

Posted in Sample Tins, Tea Tins by Company with tags , , on February 8, 2010 by teatins

French tea sample tin, dates from c 1915.
Size: 4.6 x 6.1 x 1.9 cm.

Text on the back side of the tin:
“Sample of “MY LORD” Tea. Packed by the order of the Indian Tea Association, Calcutta—London. “En vente dans toutes les Bonnes Epiceries. Vente en gros Demaurex Freres, Morges.”

I have no further information about the tea company or the tin manufacturer.



RIQUET Sample Tins

Posted in Riquet, Sample Tins, Tea Tins by Company with tags , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by teatins

Triangular Sample Tin
Dates from c 1900. Size:  3.8 cm x 5.3 cm.




Darjeeling Orange Pecco Tea Sample Tin
Dates from c 1905. Size: 5 x 3.4 x 1.9 cm.




Sample Tin for Ceylon Orange Pecco Tea
c 1905, Size: 5 x 3.4 x 1.9 cm.
The contents was sufficient to prepare 6 cups of tea.