BY JACK HERBERT
BISCUIT TINS, as an advertising concept, has not really faded away. Take a good look, next time you’re in your grocery store, at some of the products still proudly proclaim their logos on attractive packages. Some are naturals — Ghiradelli Chocolates in a printed full color San Francisco Cable Car box is a perfect example.
These new Biscuit Tins are rarely as elaborate as most of the older and more famous ones, of course. They will need about fifty more years to become seriously collectible—and seriously expensive. Nonetheless, there are a few rather delightful current examples out there now, but not all of them are necessarily made of tinplate.
They’re not seriously collectible—yet—but they are a lot of fun to look at. See what you think of some of these, none of which is older than twenty years.