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1956 Olympics Tin

Tara Home and Gift

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1956 Olympics Tin
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1956 Olympics Tin
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1956 Olympics Tin

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Product Information

Era:
Vintage; 1910-1950
Condition:
Good; scratches on bottom, one hinge pulled out
Country of Origin:
UK
Materials:
tin/metal
Damage Information:
one hinge pulled out
Size:
8" L x 6" W x 1.5" H
Color/Finish:
multi
Care:
other; wipe with damp cloth or wash with soapy water

Why We Love This

A great souvenir tin from the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, made by MA Craven. Front scene shows the main stadium, and the sides show the flags of the countries who participated. Though the back is scratched, you can see that it has a map of Melbourne. Cookies or cakes were probably sold in this tin, maybe stationary, as a souvenir. The Latin term on the front means "we gather strength as we go."
As described by Tara Home and Gift

About Tara Home and Gift

This mother/daughter team from southern Maine has been in antiques and home decor nearly 50 years. Their passion has brought them overseas to Europe and England, across this continent and throughout Canada. Through the years they've accumulated many fun finds, and some wonderfully one-of-a-kind pieces for English or French cottage decor.

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