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Re: Tin "Book" Box



>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.
        Suggest you post to rec.antiques-lots of collector knowledge there.
cheers
S


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