The shop owner took the lid off several to reveal pipes and pipe items to me.

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I not only found pipes in the tins but also found old tobacco that was smokable as well.

I have found tins of Dobie Four Square Green, Prince Albert, Half and Half, Flying Dutchman, Mac Barens Scottish Mixture, Amphora Brown and Red and others too numerous to mention all available for little cost.

While there are a number of really good reference books available on advertising tins, most collectors deciding to concentrate solely on older tins eventually gravitate to copies of David Zimmerman's to find a wealth of information on the topic.

These books are now out of print, but are worth the effort to locate via used book sellers.

The decoration is based around the themes of Love, the Seasons, the Elements and the Arts.

This exceptional plate design is taken from a Sèrves cup and saucer (goblet litron) dating from 1786.

I have looked and found them in antique malls, thrift shops, rummage sales, thrift shops and even garage sales.

There does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to what I may find in the hunt.

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