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Boer War Chocolate Tins 11 years 6 months ago #192

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BOER WAR CHOCOLATE TINS......

Just a few little notes about the Boer War Chocolate Tins that are often seen on ebay.....

After several designs were submitted the design by Fry's Chocolate and done by Barclay and Fry Ltd. Was accepted..... The design registration number is 349850.....

Only for issue to NCO's and Men, not for Officers.....

Original number of tins ordered 90,000 but increased to 120,000.....

Cadbury Tin: 81mm x 158mm x 22mm

Fry and Rowntree Tin: 92mm x 152mm x 22mm

Wooden crates were shipped to South Africa with 50 tins in each crate.....

Distribution to the troops was between the middle of January and the end of February 1900.....

Cost to mail full box home 5 shillings plus 4d to register plus 1d per ounce.....

3000 more were ordered from Fry for the defenders of Mafeking and Kimberly.....

Majority of tins given to Mafeking defenders were Cadbury.......

Fantastic booklet written and published in Durban by Lenaid Kebar tells the whole story and also occasionally shows up on eb.......

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Boer War Chocolate Tins 11 years 6 months ago #194

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Thanks, Mike,
Using your measurements I see my tin is a Fry and Rowntree tin.

Cheers,

Mark

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Boer War Chocolate Tins 11 years 3 months ago #760

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If anyone is interested there is a copy of the book on Chocolate Boxes on ebay.....

cgi.ebay.com/Queen-Victoria-Chocolate-Gi...&hash=item1c1ce00677

I have no contact with the seller.....

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Great tin, looks brand new. Have you tried just a little nibble?

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Hello Mike,
Superb post and chocolate as well! I would be very surprised if it were possible to find better examples!
Frank

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Hello Everyone.....

Here is another copy of the book on the Chocolate Tins id anyone is interested....

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