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Re: Tin "Book" Box
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Tin "Book" Box
- From: "Sumner Zacks M.D." <szacks@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 06:23:35 -0400
- Message-id: <199610011023.DAA26076@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Today I purchased a small locking tin box in the shape of a book from a
>market stall. It is quite small, maybe 4" x 5" x 1" and is painted to
>resemble a copy of Little Red Riding Hood. The words "CHILDRENS HOME
>TREASURE" appear on the spine. I'd say the illustration on the cover is
>1920s-early 1930s. No manufacturer's mark, alas.
>Has anyone seen anything like this of a similar age? I've seen other "book"
>boxes before but not one manufactured for a child. It's really very cute
>and I'm just curious about its origins.
Suggest you post to rec.antiques-lots of collector knowledge there.