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Collectible Vintage Tins

Collectible tins make fun, inexpensive decor and help add a vintage feel to kitchens.  They are also great for storage in the kitchen, on your desk or in your car.

A Few of My Favorite Collectible Advertising Tins:

rare vintage lotus dragon tin Huntley & Palmers Black Lotus Tin
Dragon Flowers

This is another amazing tin from my collection.  It is a flat round tin with an embossed design of a dragon across a landscape of flowers in pink, gold, and blue on a black background. There is a pagoda and bridge in the background.  The sides are plain black except for a small pink block with the word LOTUS reversed out in black on the lid. On the bottom side is a tiny mark reading Made in England in white.

The bottom is embossed HUNTLEY & PALMERS BISCUITS, READING, HUYTON (LIVERPOOL) & LONDON ENGLAND.  From my research I have discovered another tin like this in the Reading Museum in England.
Find this vintage tin in my eCrater store…

asian bluebird vintage advertising tin

Asian Theme Cherry Blossom and Bird ‘Lacquered’ Tin

Beautiful vintage tin with a design inspired by fine, lacquered antiques. Blue bird flies above a flowering cherry branch.  Design has black, deep blue and red leaves.  Gold bamboo on sides and top. Lift off lid.  Very pretty design.

There are a few tiny scratches here and there, nothing too big and not very noticeable.  Just enough oxidization around the edges to peg this as vintage.  Little bit of ‘crazing’ on the top design.



A Few of My Favorite Retro Kitchen Appliances

vintage aluminum tea pot

A Shapely Aluminum Coffee Pot

An Aluminum percolator with a metal bottom. The handle is wood painted black.

The lid is topped with glass so you can watch the coffee percolate. It has a spreader, basket and tube.  It didn’t come with a cord, but I don’t really care.  It’s pretty on my shelf without the extra baggage .  The spout opening has a little nick.   She is  11 1⁄2″ tall.

vintage westinghouse waffle ironWestinghouse Electric Waffle Iron

This is an early Sears invention.  This compact little treasure opens at the top.  Waffle iron stands about 4 1/2″ tall, 9″ long.

Marked on the bottom “S#284284 – Type A, 100 – 110V, 600W, Westinghouse & M. Co. Mansfield, Ohio, Made In USA Patented June-6-05 April-20-09 Patent Applied For”.


Vintage Sun Chief Toaster

This is a beautiful, clean vintage Sun Chief Toaster. It has drop sides and is fairly clean inside. It has the attached cord, but given its age it is being sold for decorative purposes only.

The bottom is marked Sun Chief, Series 680, watts 660 volts 115, Sun Chief Electrics Inc, Winsted, Conn USA There is a UL logo underneath. Great vintage kitchen decor



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