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vintage 1950s (or earlier) arnott's 3 pound biscuit tin box with gorgeous colourful stamps on the lid. box is in pretty great vintage condition with a few minor dings and scratches

label on bottom of tin is in fantastic condition, and lists the contents of the biscuit tin. written on the side of the lid in black marker (so can be removed) is 'brogrey + lace edgeings'

measures 23.5 cm wide, 9.5 cm high and 22 cm long

{history of Arnott's biscuits in Australia}
In 1865, William Arnott opened a biscuit bakery in Hunter Street, Newcastle, baking pies and biscuits to sell to coal ships that docked at the port. In 1877, the bakery moved to new premises and within three years employed 50 people and produced 1.5 tonnes of biscuits daily. By the following decade, Arnott’s was distributing to Sydney. In 1892 it began its first major advertising campaign, inviting parents to submit photographs of healthy children fed on Arnott’s biscuits. The campaign, ‘Living Pictures’, ran for more than 60 years.

Demand for Arnott’s biscuits grew rapidly, and in 1908 the company opened a new bakery on a two-hectare site at Homebush in Sydney, part of which is still occupied by Arnott’s Asia Pacific regional headquarters. During World War II, Arnott’s helped feed the armed forces of both Australia and the United States, producing a range of sweet, energy-giving biscuits for the army and thick, dry biscuits for the navy that would keep for months at sea. Production of biscuits for civilian consumption was severely restricted, with just 19 varieties offered.

In 1992, the Campbell Soup Company launched a takeover bid for Arnott’s, and in 1997, Arnott’s became a wholly owned subsidiary.

- contact epoch co. with your postcode for an accurate domestic shipping quote prior to purchase, as the shipping estimates listed are from melbourne to western australia
- postage within metropolitan melbourne is $10 including tracking (which includes up to 20 kg, so you can fill up the package with goodies for the $10 flat rate)
- pickup is also available in the macedon ranges, victoria
- apologies for international customers, shipping is horrendous on heavy items :(

reserved - vintage arnott's biscuit tin with stamps


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: aluminium, tin
  • Ships worldwide from Australia
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