March 6, 2013

Book Tins...

 Not too long ago, I told you about my realization that I am a "Tin Collector".
With Easter coming early this year, I thought I'd share more of my treasures,
starting with "The Easter Surprise" Book tin! I love the bunny and decorated eggs.

These tins were all created by the Silver Crane Company in Essex, England,
and they usually came filled with biscuits or sweets. There are two sizes.
 Most of mine are the small books, measuring 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2".
They're the perfect size for needlework supplies, flosses on bobbins or
a small, traveling handwork kit to take on short trips. It would also hold 
a deck of cards, or buttons, or pins, or seashells, or...well, you get the idea!
 "Eternal Love" is a larger tin. It's nearly twice the size of all my small ones.
This one has really cool detail on it. A pen and pocket watch are embossed
onto the lid and are really lovely. This one is my most recent addition.
 You can see more of the detail from this angle.
 "Teddy's Winter Tales" was my first acquisition. I've had most of
these for many years, without even realizing I was collecting them.
 Can you tell what's different about this tin from the first two?
(Hint: It's the same thing on the next tin, too.)
tick..............tock............tick...........tock
 This one is another favorite. "London Life" is another of my smaller-sized 
tins. The back cover says "A Comprehensive Guide to London's Exciting 
Life". Perhaps, one of these days I'll make that trip to find out for myself.
 The pencil is raised on the cover of this book.
So, did you figure out the difference between the first two tins
and the second two? Do you give up? I'll tell you, but not 'til
tomorrow. I'll give you a chance to figure it out yourself first.
You can leave your answer in the comments section.
We can see how many people get it right.
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heartsease54 said...

The books are laying upside down with their covers showing. The first two are open to the inside pages.

Jeannie B. said...

I love tins too and have never seen the book tins! The first two tins open to the inside of the book as in reading it and the last two tins...it's the book cover. (I think?). Tin Envy!

sudukc said...

Love these tin, I have never seenthem before. The differences between 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 is 1 &2 are the inside of a book and 3&4 the outside of the book.At first I thought I liked the outside covers best but after looking again both ways are really cleaver. The basic shape of the boxes does not change, just the painting and the relief of the objects added...too cool. Thanksfor sharing, I will be seaching for one of these to add to my collections. Any suggestions on where to look?

missmarys said...

The top two are open to pages within the book and the last two are book covers. So cute.

Scrap for Joy said...

OK-I see we've all guessed the outside/inside differences. I've never seen boxes like these before, they are certainly unique.
xoxo
Joyce

Createology said...

These are unique and ones I have never seen or known of. I think I like the inside pages as the words really draw me in. What a wonderful collection. And to think you didn't realize you were collecting. :o)
Three or more is a collection my friend...
Lovely little tins.

DeeDee said...

Donna I have collected tins since I was small and my grandmas button tin was my favorite thing to play in.. but I must say I have never seen any tins like these.. never a book tin.. they are darling..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are just adorable! I'll have to wait for more clues...I'm clueless! heehee!

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