The old tins on this page are antique chocolate or sweet tins made by Rowntree's Chocolates. Today Nestle own Rowntrees but the original factory and headquarters were based in York. These tins are fast becoming highly collectable.
Who was Grace Darling?
Grace Darling (Wikipedia)
A tin like this in good condition recently sold at auction for £88 (2007)
An old casket tin with scenes on the sides from the works of William Shakespeare. Some have an original card inside with a description.
There is an indentation on the underside of this old tin, so that you could remove the lid and fit it to the base, to make a bowl for the sweets inside.
Rowntrees of York confectionary tin with attractive garden scenes on top. The lid fits into the base for displaying contents.
Age: late 20s or early 30s.
Rare KitKat Tin from Rowntree's Chocolate Factory based in York.
Please email if you have any further information on these tins.
Please email if you have any further information on these tins as we would like to describe them more accurately.
On the back reads "By Appointment To H.M. The King".
This one includes 'The Cocoa Nibs' characters used in the advertising campaign.
Above: One Recently sold for £155 (2007)
Rowntree's Chocolates Advertising Poster (1902) above.
If anyone has any info on this poster or value please contact us.
One Recently sold at auction for £42. Condition of the tins can decide their value, if feet are missing or a lot of rust can lower the price. This tin was in good condition.
An early miniature tin with Mr Punch. The small lever on the side operates and moves Punch's arm. This tin is rare and recently sold at auction for over £500!
(above) A tiny cricket bat tin holding Rowntree's Cachous.
These can be very pricey, because of their age and rarity.
Grandfather Clock (below), a miniature novelty tin.
Circa 1910. 9 x 2.5cm
A rare and old Christmas house shaped tin.
Only 2" High.
The Famous Chocolatier, Joseph Rowntree 1836-1925
York's Chocolate Trail (pdf)