This paper label tin is shaped like a house. It was covered with colorful printed label of the PEEK FREAN Biscuit Company. One side of the roof is hinged and lifts for getting accessing the biscuits. Little Red Riding hood is knocking on the door of Grandmother's House with her basket of cookies. The ends of the house have Peek Frean's RED RIDING HOOD Fairy Tale Biscuits. Undoubtedly this was one of a series of houses (tins) used by Peek Frean depicting fairy tales or stories, circa 1920. As the photos show, this tin shows its age and use. The paper covering is missing in several places. Much of this could have been destroyed when opening the tin box for it specifies "to open, cut along dotted line". The paper is covered with dark spots. The seams & hinges have been repaired with solder. In spite of its condition, this tin is quite rare and charming. The tin measures 6 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 4".
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