63) 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 but very dirty with age (see photos). It shows 2 minor stress cracks to the rear left corner. The lid opens and closes nicely. the hinge shows age related virdigris. The inside is good with all original finish. The base is good with minor wear. These tins were given out to members of the British & Commonwealth Forces for Christmas 1914, the tins would have contained cigarettes, tobacco, Christmas card, small photo of Princess Mary and a bullet pencil although some had different contents. A nice original tin.