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Lovely vintage 1930s round tin candy box with picture of pheasants on the top in cream, golds and greens. Sticker label still on top for Riley's Variety Toffee. Made in England, this round box dates from the 1930s era. The perfect gift for those who love things to be pretty and nostalgic, it makes a lovely sewing, notions, or keepsake box. Measures 5" diameter and 2" high.

Fascinating history behind this toffee maker (thanks to Artsy Treasures shop): Ella Riley created her chocolate-covered toffee rolls in 1907 and the treats became a household name. She created the recipe in Halifax for the family business. After her store closed, her grand-daughter Freya Sykes was left with the secret recipe from a faded cookbook, but she was banned from producing it because the family business had been sold in the 1950s and passed through a series of deals before Kraft came to own the rights. Ms. Sykes later discovered that the US firm had not renewed intellectual property for the toffee rolls and with legal help she secured the rights. Now Ella Riley Ltd., based in Yorkshire with branches in Holmfirth and Wakefiield, plan to open a new factory and branches elsewhere to cope with demand for the product.

Excellent condition: no dents, scratches or rust and minimal surface wear. Top sits on snugly and removes well.

Pheasant Vintage 1930s English Rileys Toffee Tin


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Material: tin
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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