Biscuit tins
A 130 lots of colourful vintage biscuit tins will be auctioned at Peter Wilson Auctioneers in Nantwich, Cheshire on February 1.

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A Wirral man’s 35-year collecting quest for rare, colourful and unusual vintage tins led to the amassing of 130 lots covering the period from the 1880s to the 1950s. It will now be offered at auction on February 1.

Among the collection is a William Crawford & Sons tin in the shape of an ocean liner, which is estimated at £175-275; a thatched cottage money box, which was intended to hold Mabel Lucie Attwell 'Kiddibics' estimated at £200-300; and a Royal Coach tin carrying an estimate of £150-200.

Ocean liner

This William Crawford & Sons tin in the shape of an ocean liner is estimated at £175-275 at Peter Wilson Auctioneers.

The collection also includes other novelty boxes such as a Players Navy Cut tin, with an £80-120 estimate, and a Peek Freans ‘Cocoanut Shies’ game estimated at £225-325 – complete with its original contents.

Cocoanut shies game

Peek Freans ‘Cocoanut Shies’ game, estimated at £225-325, will be offered at auction at Peter Wilson Auctioneers in Nantwich, Cheshire on February 1.