Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Vintage Tins

I remember the old lunch tins from my childhood back in the 60's.  Many of them had television show and comic characters on them.  As well, some came with a matching thermos.  There were also cookie, chocolate and a variety of other tins.  

I will be sharing some photos I found on the internet of vintage tins.  Hope you enjoy!

First is a Fritos lunch box.  I don't remember this at all!

Next is a Woody Woodpecker lunch box.

Next is quite fascinating...at least for myself.  It is a White Star Line cigarette tin.

Next is a vintage ginger tin.  Today, very few spices are found in tins.  Most are in cellophane bags or glass and plastic bottles.

Last photo for today's post...a vintage bird food tin!  

Thank you all so much for visiting me here.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and memories...do you still have any vintage tins?  If so, which ones?  Please click on the "comments" link at the end of my post to share.


  1. I have a weakness for tins, enamel-on-metal, all that! am addicted to your posts!

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  2. Allez voir celle que je viens de finir de peindre sur mon blog!...
    Jolie publication.
    Gros bisous à vous.

  3. It seems to me that some kid in my little country school had one of those Woody Wood-Pecker boxes.

  4. I don't recognise any of them but I migrated to Australia on a White Star Line ship. I have an old cigarette tin which used to be my mother's.

  5. Its a pity you don't have the tins - most likely they are worth something.
    Was that ship the Titanic ?? lol/

  6. I have an old round-topped lunch box with a Disney bus painted on it. I checked on ebay and it's not worth very much.

  7. Thanks for sharing your findings. I think among this group of tins...the one that would most likely be worth the most would be the White Star Line Titanic one. Perhaps especially since this year marks a century since the Titanic's sinking.

  8. OMG...I love these!

  9. I checked the cupboard. We have tins from mom and grandma. Flaxseed. Paprika. Also, an old bottle of immitation strawberry flavoring. Not a clue how flaxseed was used.

  10. Old tins, Linda... Wahw, lovely... !

  11. Very nice, but, not at all hygienic.

  12. Love all the old tins! Thanks for stopping by with your wonderful comments!


  13. Vintage tins? Heck, I remember when some of them were new. What does that make me besides old?

  14. Great old tins. The lunch boxes bring back memories.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

  15. All of these old tins are great. I remember the Woody Woodpecker lunch box.

  16. Fantastic discovery on old tins! I remember some has such tins while I was in school and even bag of books were taken in tins.

    Interesting blog :)


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