Santa Roly Poly tin, 7" tall, has textured finish versus smooth, roly poly tins they were made both ways. NO dents, a few chips of paint loss on the rim where the twist off head is fitted to the body. It was inevitable this would happen taking the head on and off. It is not evident when head is in place. Marked on the underside is SANTA 1980. Tin was made by Cheinco Industries. Bristol Ware. A division of the company, reintroduced likeness of the original turn of the century lithographed roly poly tins. The original tins were used as tobacco containers. If you could find one expected to pay top dollar, however be careful there are more fakes than originals than were actually made. Today these tins have a practical use as all- purpose storage tins. A collection makes a terrific display and inexpensive alternative to the original roly poly series of tins.
The tins made by Bristol Ware included a Businessman, Cowboy, Singer, Santa, Butcher and Chef. We have had Carolers, Mrs. Clause, and Joggers. Also have duplicates of 1979 Cowboy and Businessman. A single roly poly of 1979 the Singer. See photos.
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