Tea Tin Sent from Colombo, Ceylon to Maison Arthaud, Paris, 1935


This heavily embossed tin contains a partial envelope with the address of La Maison Arthaud in Paris, founded in 1864. The envelope is stamped "Drink Ceylon Tea, the World's Best" and bears a 1935 postmark from Colombo (now Sri Lanka). The stamps are of King George V as the country was under British rule until 1948.

This was sold in France as a tea tin and measures 6.5" x 4.5" x 3.75" (in height). The interior depth measures 3.5". The lid is hinged.

CONDITION: Please note there is a patina to the tin with perhaps some rust, especially seen in the interior. Do examine the photos carefully and let me know if you would like more as I'll be happy to oblige.

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