Huntley & Palmers Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten Biscuit Tin

A 1980s, collectible metal, Beatrix Potter tin for Huntley & Palmers biscuits. Second-hand.
Availability: 1 in stock
Stock ID: 1994

What's for sale?

This is a collectable, metal tin for Huntley & Palmers biscuits. It has a separate, non-hinged lid and can be displayed standing up, or laid flat.

This tin was part of a range of collectable gift products, illustrated with some of author Beatrix Potter's famous characters. On this one is Tom Kitten with his mum. He was a little overweight, and his trouser buttons would burst off, so that she had to sew them on again.

The book publisher's name 'F. Warne' can be seen on one side. The Beatrix Potter tins were first produced in the mid 1950s, with the Huntley & Palmers logo on the side and five were reproduced from 1973 to 1978. The 'F. Warne' transfer showing 'P.L.C.' rather than 'Ltd', places this example in the early 1980s.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • The graphics are in a good, bright condition
  • The inside is tarnished with a few spots of rust
  • There are a few small dents and some  scratches on the lid, with wear around the edge
  • The underside has a few more scratches, a couple of rust spots and the red has been touched up in places
  • The lid is a tight fit

What are the measurements?

  • 3cm high (about 1 1/8th inch)
  • 12.8cm diameter  (about 5 inches)
  • 82 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
MakerHuntley & Palmers
PeriodLate 20th century (1950-1999)