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Tin "Book" Box
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- Subject: Tin "Book" Box
- From: MacLaren North <mnorth@MAIL.USYD.EDU.AU>
- Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 06:49:46 +1000
- Message-Id: <199609302057.NAA28178@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Today I purchased a small locking tin box in the shape of a book from a
market stall. It is quite small, maybe 4" x 5" x 1" and is painted to
resemble a copy of Little Red Riding Hood. The words "CHILDRENS HOME
TREASURE" appear on the spine. I'd say the illustration on the cover is
1920s-early 1930s. No manufacturer's mark, alas.
Has anyone seen anything like this of a similar age? I've seen other "book"
boxes before but not one manufactured for a child. It's really very cute
and I'm just curious about its origins.