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South Africa chocolate tin 9 years 1 month ago #10719

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Frank,
Still nice to find, I dont think this would happen now, particullary on ebay!
BTW has anyone noticed how often these tins turn up on ebay now, always seem to be listed weekly.

Paul :)

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The only tin that I have that actually contained something was this one, a bit of a let down as the contents consisted of a handful of Repubulican sixpence's :(

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South Africa chocolate tin 9 years 1 month ago #10720

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Hello Paul,
I bought it many years ago from a church jumble sale, yes, not something you would find now, the coins are silver so they must have a value, even just for scrap.
kind regards Frank

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The Tin I collected was at an estate auction in Longford Tasmania settled 1807 by free settlers and convicts under the then assignment system in Tasmania at that time. Equals Free House Servants & Farm Hands for Free British settlers to the new colonies!! Probably a better alternative for convicts than being housed in a prison hulk on some muddy estuary in England. I searched for other period items but to no avail, damn. Paid a tad below 40 GBP out of pocket for my efforts. I do wonder who owned it and the story, I doubt I will ever know.

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Frank Kelley wrote: Hello Paul,
I bought it many years ago from a church jumble sale, yes, not something you would find now, the coins are silver so they must have a value, even just for scrap.
kind regards Frank


Frank

I do believe these coins are sort after, once again suspect more so out here than in the UK. I was given a few by my grandmother on my dads side. She had a gold ZAR coin but do not know what happened to that?

Mine are in a similar condition to yours.

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Brian

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Hello Brian
I have really no interest in coins at all, I just saw the tin and because it was so cheap I bought it, I knew what it was, I think I was still at school at the time.
Regards Frank

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South Africa chocolate tin 9 years 1 month ago #10808

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Frank,
So even in your school years you had foresight of a future investment :lol:

Paul :)

Frank Kelley wrote: Hello Brian
I have really no interest in coins at all, I just saw the tin and because it was so cheap I bought it, I knew what it was, I think I was still at school at the time.
Regards Frank

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