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Vintage, Advertising Exhibit Tin from the Coffee Bureau - Complete
This attractive one pound keywind coffee tin was compliments of the Bureau of Coffee Information of New York and was probably given out at a World's Fair as an educational souvenir. The outside of the old tin is colorful with branches of a coffee plant in different growth stages shown at 1/3 size. Inside is a tin caddy that holds seven corked, glass vials. Each vial contains different types of coffee in various stages. On the inside of the lid is a list of the contents of the vials, giving cork color and a description of contents; RED CORK - Dried Coffee Berries From Venezuela, as an example. Each vial sits on and seems to be stuck to a small pad which is attached to the bottom tray of the holder. I assume this is so they wouldn't slip around in transport. It comes with a photocopy of a pamphlet; Coffee From Tree to Consumer which was apparently a handout from the Bureau. This is probably from the 1939 World's Fair.
The tin is in nice condition with good gloss and minimal wear. The top of the lid is oxidized and there is a little rust along the inside edge. All of the vials are in good condition and seem to be filled with the correct product and corks although they are a bit cloudy.
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