|The pictures show views of all (5) Old Paint and Ink Stamp Pad Tin Containers in this lot. The largest tin is for water color paints and the four smaller tins are for ink stamps. These are not dated but all of them are old.|
The paint lithographed tin pictures (8) different colorful birds, an Artists pallet and paint brushes, and one of the famous Concorde jet airplanes flying over an Earth globe. It has (25) of the original (35) paint colors inside and there is a paint brush. The paints are most likely still useable. The paints have the color names below them. It is marked on the outside and on a sticker inside as follows:
FINEST WATER COLOURS
MADE IN ENGLAND
ARTISTIC QUALITY ENGLISH PAINTS
KNOWN THE WORLD OVER
IMP. DIST. BY AGORA INT'L. LTD. N.Y.C.
The next tin has an old ink pad and a brush inside. It is blue with black print that reads as follows:
SUPERB INDELIBLE OUTFIT
FOR MARKING WASH GOODS
The next tin is beige and gold with black print. There is an old ink pad inside that could use a cleaning. It has a very detailed fancy design and it reads as follows:
NEW EXCELSIOR NO. 0
SELF - INKING STAMP PAD
ALWAYS READY FOR USE
MADE IN U.S.A.
SCRAPE OFF THE DUST OCCASIONALLY WITH A KNIFE TO INSURE A CLEAN INKING SURFACE.
Next is a small tin that once held an ink pad. It is the size of an old aspirin tin. This one is believed to come from a childrens stamping kit. There is a paper sticker or label on the top that reads as follows:
The last tin in this lot is another small old one about the size of an aspirin tin. It too is believed to be from a childrens stamping kit. It pictures a young girl and boy using ink stamps with an ink stamp tin for each of them. It is simply marked:
MADE IN JAPAN
To judge the sizes the largest tin measures 7-3/4'' x 4-1/2'' x 9/16''. These are in various used conditions as pictured. All of them could use a good cleaning.