Dating old spice bottles
Dating tins isn't difficult to do, though it may involve some of your time.This process can turn out to be both fun and personally rewarding.A copyright date may appear but the product may not have been actually marketed until the following year or later.Find out more about Copyright and Patent information as you read the listing below.Knowing when these events took place and matching them to the name on the tin can help.
Some collectors shy away from collecting tins with paper labels, but besides being very attractive, they can provide the name of the label's printer or lithographer.
Your tin may have graphics or text that can be attributed to a particular time period.
Match clothing, furniture, table settings, automobile make, and slogans (ex.
Addresses on tins can often be linked to a time period, even down to the exact year, if you use an old city directory or telephone book.
If you're collecting local brand/company tins you probably have access to a library or historical society that have these books.