I do just like the food tins, corresponding to Custard Confectionary packaging, any chocolate bars before the First World War, any rare and strange tobacco tins. The challenge with tins is that there are hundreds
of thousands of them. I look for condition, but also the various type and font
designs which are really complex and intertwined with an image of a person, a ship, period people, or period forms of transport. With the food stuff, anything else that shows cakes, trays of jellies, or the rest that seems like you'd want to eat it. Anything that's quirky too, I have fertilizer signs that experience turnips on them, they actually have an element of Andy Warhol to them, the rest that's really misplaced, over-sized products. Tell us more in regards to the art on the signs and tins. Dandy Toffee Tin by Slade and Budlock Ltd. Dewsbury, England, 1920Renshaw: They used the lithograph technique, alternative stones for every color, or there has been a litho press. All the tins were originally flat metal and card signs would just be paper and they'd run it in the course of the litho press, it's totally very similar to silk screening. Today's tins aren't as appealing as a result of lots of the paints utilized in the Victorian era contained ingredients like arsenic, lead, and uranium, and nowadays that you would be able to't use stuff like that. If you examine the Victorian colors they're very shiny, pastel shades.