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KrazeyLady Jun 29, 2011 12:18 AM

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for my question. If not then could the moderators move it to the relevent forum.

I have a load of old biscuit tins that I would like to indentify as regards age, area made, collectability, etc.
Most of these tins are French. They are mostly in very good condition (especialy considering that they hav been stored in a barn for years). They are part of a collection that I "inherited" when I moved here.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to identify them - advise on pricing them for sale, etc?

Thanks in advance for any help

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  1. ursy_ten RE: KrazeyLady Jun 29, 2011 03:41 AM

    I'd take a look on ebay, see if you can recognize anything from your collection - and see what they're selling for.

    If nothing else, it might help you identify their age and origins, and you can use it as a springboard to google them and hopefully get more information, or maybe even get in touch with some collectors.

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      KrazeyLady RE: ursy_ten Jun 29, 2011 12:03 PM

      I've had a bit of a look on EBay, but can't seem to se anything like my tins. I'll keep plodding on, though.


      1. re: KrazeyLady
        ursy_ten RE: KrazeyLady Jun 29, 2011 07:43 PM

        You can also do a saved search, and the results get emailed to you whenever something comes up. I find that very handy sometimes.

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      calliope_nh RE: KrazeyLady Jun 29, 2011 08:18 PM

      You could log onto the eBay UK site which would probably have more of these, evencthe French ones. If you read French could go to that eBay as well. You can do that from the home page.

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        KrazeyLady RE: calliope_nh Jun 30, 2011 02:29 AM

        I use EBay.Com for world wide coverage. Saves me having to keep logging on to different EBay sites. I do look thro EBay.UK from time to time, but find the French don't usually bother with similar things to what I collect or buy to sell on.
        I have also found that the French tend to hoard things that might have even a little value and sell total rubbish for extortionate prices (stuff that I'd think twice about before even taking to the rubbish dump)

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