Vintage SWEE TOUCH NEE Tea Trunk Shaped Hinged Tin Aristocrat of Teas NY 6.5 Oz:
Please take the time to read the description below so you know what is for sale.
This nice classic square trunk shape hinged collectible tin is
labeled " Distributor THE CONSOLIDATED TEA CO. INC. LYNBROOK N.Y. 11563"
and the tin itself is labeled made in England on the base.
This tin used to hold loose SWEE TOUCH NEE which was a Orange pekoe and Pekoe tea
from Russia and Eastern Europe that was very popular with Jewish and Orthodox Europeans who emigrated to the USA.
The tea is still imported to this day and is still located in Lynbrook.
This old Red and Gold Treasure Chest model is something no longer made though and are very popular as vintage tea tins.
The tin is a squarish shape and measure 5 1/8 inches in length, 3 1/4 Inches width and 3 1/4 Inches in height.
It has 5 different display panels on each side depicting an old style travel trunk with straps and gold corners and hinges
and the Top has an Asian man with a box in hand with the slogan "The Aristocrats of Teas"
Even the tin box itself is hinged to keep the trunk feeling alive even today.
Overall the very gently used with some slight age and come to you in Excellent condition.
The tin is very clean both inside and out and
shows NO signs of rust, and the lithographs are like new with no fading or wear.
The only flaw is there is a few small minor scratches on the edges of the upper lid (see pictures).
The rest of it is in superb condition and would make a great tin to be used to hold tea in it today.
A GREAT SWEE TOUCH NEE Tea Tin Aristocrat of Teas collectible TIN FOR COLLECTORS OF ALL AGES! Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5