c1920-30s – HUNTLEY & PALMERS BOOK SHAPED BISCUIT TIN
As an out-of-print bookseller I have collected many items that resemble books, but are not books. Over the past over 25 years I have been able to add to my collection every tin that Huntley & Palmers made in the shape of a book, sets or books, and the revolving stand with books. Moving some items around in another display area in my home I found I had this duplicate. No real need to have two (although I often do have multiples) I thought someone could add this red book tin to their collection. Overall measurements are about 7 by 9 3/4 inches.
Made to look like tooled red leather with raised bands on the spine, the edges of the book block are gilt with the simulation of pages. The Huntley Palmers varieties of book shaped tins are pictured on pages 30-31of DECORATIVE PRINTED TINS by David Griffith. The caption states the red leather book tin appeared in 1920. A scarce 1996 Christie’s auction catalog of Huntley and Palmers Biscuit tins dates the red book tin as 1930.
Price – $185
Shipping – boxed by Priority Mail – $10