The time was 1953, the young miss Elizabeth Windsor was about to attend her coronation as the Queen of England. The inside of this tin is featured in the last photo.
This tin was produced by OXO, who produced tins that contained their well know beef stock (bouillon cubes) after their rising popularity during World War II. Housewives had frequently sent OXO tins to their husbands serving on the front line to add flavor to their bland rations. This is a pretty rare tin.
Yes, her face is a little jacked up, but that's what makes it punk! I hand stamped the great "spirograph" floral pattern on the front. It's lightly spray varnished to protect it from the elements. The back is unadorned (no black V shape, just red vinyl).
10.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches tall by 2.5 inches deep.Gold metal frame; single compartment with beige plastic lining. One zippered pocket. Very roomy inside, perhaps enough space for a ruby encrusted tiara, cell phone and treats for the corgies.
Long may she reign!
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