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DapperDave
On 02/08/2018 at 01:41, Wayne Saillard said:

The four companies claimed to have been engaged to produce the tins are:

 

1. Barclay & Fry Ltd, London, who also did the Queen Victoria chocolate tins for J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd back in 1899.

2. Barringer Wallis & Manners Ltd, Mansfield, who also did the Queen Victoria chocolate tins for Rowntree & Co. Ltd back in 1899.

3. Hudson Scott & Sons Ltd, Carlisle, who also did the Queen Victoria chocolate tins for Cadbury Ltd back in 1899.

4. O.T. Banks Ltd - unfortunately I have no information at all about this company.

 

Hope this is of some help.

 

I had no idea. Yes, very helpful and interesting. Thanks Wayne!

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Chef_Hendrix
On 20/09/2017 at 21:03, Michelle Young said:

Mines full of medals, no chocolate or smokes! 

 

I was gifted a tin by a friend who works in a charity shop, he knows I have an interest in military history and so put it aside for me. When I got to look at it, it contained some dominoes! They look homemade, not entirely sure from what though! There was no evidence they are from the same time period but thought they were interesting none the less.

 

Tin is a bit battered but I like it!

 

 

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MikeyH

In period, dominoes would have been made from animal bone.

 

Mike.

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Chef_Hendrix
21 minutes ago, MikeyH said:

In period, dominoes would have been made from animal bone.

 

Mike.

I had suspected they were bone. Whats the usual suspect for this, bovine?

 

Gaz

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MikeyH
1 hour ago, Chef_Hendrix said:

I had suspected they were bone. Whats the usual suspect for this, bovine?

 

Gaz

 

Yes, bovine bones normally.

 

Mike.

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battle of loos

good evening,

 

this is one part about the box find in Auchy les mines (France - pas de calais) :

 

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regards

 

:poppy:

 

michel

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battle of loos
On ‎03‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 18:38, Sepoy said:

A rare Princess Mary Christmas Gift!!!
I purchased this from an Antique Dealer, for a few pence, during the 1980s. He had thrown it into a box of junk, thinking it devalued a Princess Mary box which had just sold.

Sepoy

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good evening,

 

i have find the same lighter without marking in the old british dump near the battlefield of arras:

 

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:poppy:

 

michel

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Graysquirrelaway

Hi all, I’m new here, I’ve come into possession of a brass tin, no hinges, with 1914 instead of queen Mary’s profile. 

 

Is it a fake?  It was bought from a stall for £18 - 15 years ago.

 

any ideas? Thanks 

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On 11/04/2019 at 10:27, Graysquirrelaway said:

Hi all, I’m new here, I’ve come into possession of a brass tin, no hinges, with 1914 instead of queen Mary’s profile. 

 

Is it a fake?  It was bought from a stall for £18 - 15 years ago.

 

any ideas? Thanks 

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Sadly yes, it's not right. I believe these were made in India.

 

Regards,

Mike

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1st Bedfords

Hello, My name is Mike. I recently came across the forum as well as coming across this tin belonging to my late Grandfather. He was in the 1st bedfords and arrived as part of the BEF and fought at Mons in Aug 1914. I have his medals with the 1914 star which contains the "Bar" I was interested in the tin to try and find out what type it is as I understand there are several versions. I do not think it is fake as I recall it being in the house for well over 50 yrs but would appreciate some of your expert opinions. Grateful for any help and advice.

Thanks in Advance.

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MikeyH

Mike,

Yes it looks genuine, nice to see that it has not been overpolished.

Someone with more knowledge of the minutiae of the tins, may be able to comment further.

Mike.

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1st Bedfords
2 minutes ago, MikeyH said:

Mike,

Yes it looks genuine, nice to see that it has not been overpolished.

Someone with more knowledge of the minutiae of the tins, may be able to comment further.

Mike.

Many Thanks. Do you know what "Type" it could be?

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depaor01

Here's an earlier discussion about types...

 

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