Value of Old Tin Container

I found this in my nan's old things. She had pictures stored in it. I am not sure if anyone even collects them.

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October 14, 20170 found this helpful
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Tins are still collectable items but overall condition will reflect the value as well as the company and the design/shape/size.

  • Your biscuit tin was produced at the England factory but the date is anyone's guess.
  • There are a lot of W and R Jacobs (& Sons) tins that are still produced in Ireland but not as many tins from England.
  • The company has been sold several times over the years so any exact information may be difficult to find.
  • The overall condition of your tin (whether it has dents/scratches/paint missing) and the size will determine how quickly your tin could be sold.
  • It seems similar tins are listed on auctions for $10 - $15 (some higher but not being sold for the higher price).
  • Occasionally a specialty tin will sell for a high price because there were only a few of that design produced (such as a bank, odd shaped).
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  • Here is a link to a current listing for a tin like yours.
  • These tins sell better in the UK than the US.
  • www.ebay.co.uk/.../282690464248
  • Here is a link to tins sold recently on eBay.
  • www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&...

If you are interested in reading about the history of this company, Wikipedia is a good site.


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October 13, 20170 found this helpful

It is not worth very much maybe 20 dollars at best.

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