Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vintage Paper Candy Boxes Are Sweet Collectibles

Collecting Vintage Candy Boxes And Tins
Vintage candy boxes and tins are very popular today, especially colorful ones with exciting graphics and interesting type styles.

It is not unusual to pay $25.00-75.00 or more for special paper candy boxes or early tins. The Harriet Clark's yellow and red candy box, Linkalong with the Betty Dixon candy box were both found at The Stratford Antique Cemter,

Vintage Candy Boxes Attract A Variety Of Collectors

Candy boxes are collected by a variety of collectors including buyers who specialize in vintage advertising, candy related collectibles, a specific company or brand, drugstore collectibles, soda fountain collectibles and period related decor such as Victorian Era.

Collecting Paper Candy Boxes by Theme

Sometimes a collector is after a theme such as "cherries", "flowers", "polka dots" etc. and may desire a particular candy box because it fits into their collecting category.

What Shape Is Your Vintage Candy Box In?

As you can imagine, the more attractive the box or unusual the box (or tin) is the more the price goes up. Paper collectibles are hard to find in good condition. Often you will find paper boxes that have water damage, stains or tears. Be sure to look over a box very carefully.

Victorian Era Vintage Candy Boxes

The boxes shown with the ribbons in place are Victorian era and quite hard to find with the scalloped edges. i spotted these beauties on the upper level of Fairgrounds Antiques Center in Sturbridge, Mass.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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