Thomas Huntley & George Palmer began crafting the finest crackers way back in 1822 in Reading, United Kingdom. Huntley & Palmers success wasn’t just based on producing unique, top-quality products. The brand’s packaging, especially with its tins, and its advertising also achieved unsurpassed standards of excellence and the company won many gold awards at trade fairs in the decades before and after 1900.
This particular biscuit tin's value is enhanced by its subject matter, With Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus soon to be discontinued, items with circus themes become more in demand. This has elephants, clowns, dog trainers, goats, acrobats and a trained bear. I am just a kid at heart, so I adore this. This has a serpentine form, enhancing its appeal.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom.
Manufacturer: Huntley & Palmer
Title: "The Showman"
Size: 6 3/8 inches high (16.2 cm). Serpentine Form.
Marks on Bottom: "Huntley & Palmer, Biscuit Manufacturer, Reading & London"
Condition: Light flakes of missing paint and scratches. Presenting as a well-preserved example with wear commensurate with age and use.
Label on bottom with price $995.00.
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