17 June 2011
Some novelty tins in the form of road vehicles fetched high prices at the collectors’ sale held by Bamfords of Derby on Saturday 16th April. ...
Some novelty tins in the form of road vehicles fetched high prices at the collectors’ sale held by Bamfords of Derby on Saturday 16th April.
The top price achieved was £4,600 for a Crawford’s Biscuits red liveried Sports Coupé with headlights, dry battery and switch, complete with original cardboard packaging (pictured top right).
A 1930s Victory V confectionary tin (pictured below) in the form of a green and black liveried vehicle with a Victory inscribed radiator grille and registration plate, VCL A1, sold for £3,000, while a Chad Valley tinplate biscuit tin, WWI Army Red Cross Ambulance in grey and yellow livery, made £2,100.
A collection of three novelty tins in the form of a gypsy caravan, a travelling circus cage and a steam roller sold for £800. Other items of note in the sale included a good 19th century wooden Noah’s Ark with animals, produced in Germany which sold for £1,100, and a French Roullet & Decamps papier-mâché automaton Boston Terrier dog which went for £850.