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Near York Pennsylvania there is a big antiques mall that has a large room set up as a general store. This room is easily the size of a real general store, not just one wall as you see in many places. Its not just stuff thrown onto shelves either. As in a real store there is patent medicines (empty bottles & boxes), sewing notions and (new but old style) fabrics, hardware items... it's set up much like a museum but everything, except the fixtures, are for sale. It's a good draw for the mall... people go there just to see it and end up walking thru the rest of that very big mall.
This may be sacrilege to purist collectors, but the use of these old vintage spice tins is quite ingenious...Makes for interesting display anyway! :)
Photo: Spice Girls
Vintage Tobacco Tins by Tobacco Collectibles
Love the photography on this item!
Anyone collect the "Flat Fifties" Tins?
These flat tins contained 50 factory made cigarettes which took on the nick name "Flat Fifties"
These Flat 50 tins are always a good seller for me at shows in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. The dark green "Lucky Strike" tins, in particular, are generally gone before lunch time but -as long as the hinges still work- they all sell quickly.
Hey - good info, Les!