Slade's English Caramel Toffy Tin - Candy Tin

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There was just something about old tins that struck a cord with Margaret Spinner—she simply loved them. Big or small, she loved them all and so she spent the better part of her life acquiring them and filling her modest Scranton, Pennsylvania home with the colorful printed metal containers. First she filled her kitchen counters and above her cabinets. Next, she filled every available empty space with tins in here living room, including several floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The bathroom and bedroom were too, likewise filled to the ceiling with them. Margaret was sixty-seven and had never married as she had never found a man with the same love for metal containers, that was until 1996, when she met widower Edger “Tin Man” Tennison. The seventy-one-year-old Edgar was restocking his small booth at a Scranton antique mall when Margaret happened to pass by. The two began to talk tins, one thing led to another and after a whirlwind three week romance, the two were married. They merged their tins creating the largest tin collection west of the Poconos. It just goes to show that you can’t contain true love.

Margaret and Edgar most certainly have a tin just like this in their massive collection. It is a Slade's Caramel Toffy tin made in England and is a reproduction of their 1920s-30s tin and was probably done in the 1970s or 80s. It measures 4.5" (11cm) wide, 3.75" (9.5cm) tall, 3.25" (8.5cm) front-to-back and features a hinged lid. This reproduction has distress marks added to the printing to give it a nice faux vintage patina.

This tin is in good vintage condition with bright graphics and no dents. Besides the faux distressing, we found a few light scratches and scuffs as well as some small rust spots. The interior is free of dirt or grime but does have a few marks.

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