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Dutch Tea Tin

Posted in Unbranded Tea Tins with tags , , , on February 20, 2010 by teatins

This unbranded tin dates from c 1910.
No indication of the tea company or the tin manufacturer.
Size: 16.5 x 16.5 x 15 cm


front & back

right & left side


Unbranded Tea Tins

Posted in Unbranded Tea Tins on February 20, 2010 by teatins

In contrast to tins for other products (cocoa, coffee, tobacciana etc.) tea tins are often unbranded. The sampe design can sometimes be found on branded and unbranded tea tins. Some companies identified their products simply by a paper label on the bottom or on the inside of the lid of the tea tin. In some cases, it is not clear if an unbranded tin is a tea tin, or if it was produced to contain biscuits, candy or maybe yet another product. Motifs from Asia were very much en vogue for tea tins, but also for tins for other products.