11) Nice Original As Found WW1 British Princess Mary Gift Tin Christmas 1914

In excellent as un cleaned condition

SKU: WWW21354

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11) An original WW1 Princess Mary Christmas fund 1914 gift tin. The tin is of brass and in good order. The bust relief, edge decoration and Christmas 1914 are all in nice clear condition and never polished The lid shows much dirt and grime, much will wipe off with a wet cloth or baby wipe and may reveal the original finish underneath as has clearly never been polished. (see photos). It shows stress no cracks or damage. The lid opens and closes nicely. The inside is good with all original finish. The base shows minor dirt and marks which will come off and both base and sides have never been polished and retain much original finish. It has 2 religious cards inside which came inside the tin and are of the same era but not the original contents as issued. These tins were given out to members of the British & Commonwealth Forces for Christmas 1914, the tins would have contained cigarettes, tobacco, Christmas card or New Year card, small photo of Princess Mary and a bullet pencil although some had different contents. A nice original tin.

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Weight 0.25 kg


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