Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company 125th Anniversary Tin 1859 - 1984 Detailed Graphics. This wonderful vintage A&P Grocery Store metal tin was made in 1984 to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and is a replica of a typical A&P store front from the early 1900’s. Tin was made in England and is in excellent condition with minimal wear, no dents, and only has some rust around bottom edge; still displays beautifully! Great coloring, unique building shape, and intricate detailed graphics of store and shoppers go all around 4 sides of tin. Nice advertising collectible!
Tin measures 5-3/4 inches tall, 4-3/8 inches wide, and 6-7/8 inches long.
Has “Container Made in England” and this verbiage on bottom of tin:
“The A&P Economy Store – Circa 1912”
“Pictured on this special commemorative tin is a replica of a typical A&P store-front used to introduce the new A&P Economy Store Concept in the early 1900’s. This revolutionary new concept marked the beginning of an amazing growth period for A&P when the number of stores rose from 400 to over 5,000 by 1921, and peaked at 15,709 in 1930. The stores emphasized top quality at low prices, eliminated expensive frills, (e.g. premiums, credit, home deliveries), and featured "cash and carry” terms only.”
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