These old tea tins come with secrets - and don't you wish you knew the history? Retired from use ages ago, these antique tins will add a bit of old world charm to your kitchen, or really anywhere in your home.
Our set of three antique tea tins were rescued from an estate sale of a former OSU professor here in Columbus, OH. Two tins have paper labels, and one is a litho tin. There is no usable tea remaining in any tin. But all contain mystery! The two taller tins contain scraps of paper, one with Chinese writing.
The old yellow tin once held jasmine tea from the Tack Kee Co. This tin was made after 1928 when the country adopted the Nationalist “Sun” flag. Marked 'Made in China' on the bottom. Areas of paper label loss, discoloration, rust and dents. Dated to the 1930's.
The dark green and red tin is marked 'Produced in China'. Decorated in Asian figures and motifs; faded with areas of paper loss, discoloration, rust and dents. Dated from the 1930's.
The third round tin contained Tao Tea Flowery Orange Pekoe Blend.
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- THREE antique tea tins (as shown)
Good vintage condition with overall wear consistent with age and use. The two tins with paper labels show areas of paper label loss, discoloration, rust and dents. The litho tin shows scratches, minor dents, surface wear, discoloration. All three have not been cleaned to preserve the original patina. All show soil and residue inside and out including several pieces of paper, one with writing, and a partial label. Dated from the 1930's to 1940's.
- Material: tin, paint, paper
- Color: various colors include black, gold, yellow, silver, red, green, blue
- Dimensions: tallest tin is 3.25" W x 4.5" H x 2.5" D
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