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Packets Collection

Background imagePackets Collection: Poster, The Continent via Dover-Ostend

Poster, The Continent via Dover-Ostend, Belgian State Railways and Mail Packets. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage seed packet: Cosmos

Vintage seed packet: Cosmos
A beautiful Cosmos seed packet from the Burts Seeds Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Barman standing by well-stocked bar

Barman standing by well-stocked bar
Barman standing by a well-stocked bar. The cash register displays an advertisement for Bass & Co Barley Wine. Packets of Capstan cigarettes are on display below. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: On board the Indus emigrant ship

On board the Indus emigrant ship
The cover of The Graphic, 29 June 1872, including five illustrations of life on board the Indus emigrant ship, one of the London Line of Queensland Packets, which set sail from Gravesend

Background imagePackets Collection: Mails for the Packets arriving at Falmouth

Mails for the Packets arriving at Falmouth, 1833 circa 1930

Background imagePackets Collection: Scene in the International Stores, Crediton, Devon

Scene in the International Stores, Crediton, Devon, with two middle-aged women chatting in an aisle. The photograph dates from before decimalisation of the currency -- tins of peaches are priced at

Background imagePackets Collection: Advertisement for Viota cake mixes

Advertisement for Viota cake mixes, marketed by Stoddart & Hansford Ltd of Islington Green, London. Who's been helping Mother

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage lettuce seed packet

Vintage lettuce seed packet
A lettuce seed packet from the Card Seed Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Advert for Amorphophallus Campanulatus, plant seeds 1891

Advert for Amorphophallus Campanulatus, plant seeds 1891
Amorphophallus Campanulatus, two or three feet across, with spotted stem which rises several feet and unfolds at the top an umbel of beautiful palm-like foliage which spreads out several feet like an

Background imagePackets Collection: Advert, Blue Cross Pekoe Souchong Tea

Advert, Blue Cross Pekoe Souchong Tea from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Date: 1891

Background imagePackets Collection: Selection of Wills Tobacco and Cigar Packets

Selection of Wills Tobacco and Cigar Packets
A selection of Wills Tobacco and Cigar Packets, Packaging and Tins Date: 20th century

Background imagePackets Collection: Selection of Wills Cigarette Packets

Selection of Wills Cigarette Packets
A selection of Wills Cigarette Packets Date: 20th century

Background imagePackets Collection: Selection of Player's Tobacco and Cigar Packets

Selection of Player's Tobacco and Cigar Packets
A selection of Player's Tobacco and Cigar Packets, Packaging and Tins Date: 20th century

Background imagePackets Collection: Selection of Player's Cigarette Packets

Selection of Player's Cigarette Packets
A selection of Player's Cigarette Packets Date: 20th century

Background imagePackets Collection: Selection of Ogden's Tobacco Packets, Packaging and Tins

Selection of Ogden's Tobacco Packets, Packaging and Tins
A selection of Ogden's Tobacco Packets, Packaging and Tins Date: 20th century

Background imagePackets Collection: Selection of Churchman's Cigarette and Tobacco Packets

Selection of Churchman's Cigarette and Tobacco Packets
A selection of Churchman's Cigarette and Tobacco Packets, with a factory scene, preparing leaf for Churchman's Cigarettes Date: 20th century

Background imagePackets Collection: De Reszke American Cigarettes Advertisement

De Reszke American Cigarettes Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for De Reszke American Cigarettes, titled, Miss America Arrives - She Visits The Gold Stripes

Background imagePackets Collection: Major Faure Chomon with gift cartons, Cuba

Major Faure Chomon with gift cartons, Cuba
Major Faure Chomon, Communications Minister for Cuba, holding up so-called gift cartons from American CIA agents. The cartons were found to contain weapons parts, ammunition and grenades. Date: 1963

Background imagePackets Collection: Four shop workers line up for a photograph in a well-stocked grocery store

Four shop workers line up for a photograph in a well-stocked grocery store. The rationing sign behind them and the royal tin suggests the photograph dates to around 1952 or 1953

Background imagePackets Collection: Frys Cocoa and Chocolate, putting cocoa into packets

Frys Cocoa and Chocolate, putting cocoa into packets
Frys Cocoa and Chocolate, women putting cocoa into packets. 1893

Background imagePackets Collection: INTERIOR OF MOBILE SHOP

INTERIOR OF MOBILE SHOP
Interior of mobile grocer shop van with shelves stacked with tins, packets and jars Date: 1950s

Background imagePackets Collection: Princess Marys Christmas 1914 tin + two packs of cigarettes

Princess Marys Christmas 1914 tin + two packs of cigarettes
Princess Marys Christmas 1914 tin with two packets of cigarettes, both are opened and one has one cigarette left ! Together with Princess Marys Christmas card and photo. All original items

Background imagePackets Collection: A fancy dress queen of the vegetable kingdom

A fancy dress queen of the vegetable kingdom
Miss L Keen of Hemel Hempstead appearing in a costume representing the various vegetables and flowers grown from Carters famous seeds

Background imagePackets Collection: Christmas advertisement, Wrigleys PK Chewing Gum

Christmas advertisement, Wrigleys PK Chewing Gum -- good to chew and good for you! 1957

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage seed packet: Candytuft

Vintage seed packet: Candytuft
A beautiful Candytuft seed packet from the Burts Seeds Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage radish seed packet

Vintage radish seed packet
A radish seed packet from the Card Seed Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage tomato seed packet

Vintage tomato seed packet
A tomato seed packet from the Card Seed Company, New York Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage seed packet: Pansy

Vintage seed packet: Pansy
A beautiful Pansy Royal Mixture seed packet from the Burts Seeds Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes - Advertisement

Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes - Advertisement
Advertisement for Wills Gold Flakes Cigarettes - Imperial Tobacco Company. 1927

Background imagePackets Collection: A Lady Visitor

A Lady Visitor
A lady comes visiting with packets and a bouquet of flowers Date: 1896

Background imagePackets Collection: A stylised 1920s Woman holding a cornucopia of dye packets

A stylised 1920s Woman holding a cornucopia of dye packets
A stylised 1920s Woman holding a cornucopia of packets of Dy-o-la Dye - an attractive illustration from a Brochure " Tinting, Dyeing and Practical Art Craft with Dy-o-la Dyes". Date: 1926

Background imagePackets Collection: Toddler helping out in the kitchen

Toddler helping out in the kitchen
A toddler helping out in the kitchen with the pots and pans. Date: circa 1960s

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage seed packet: Sweetpea

Vintage seed packet: Sweetpea
A beautiful Sweetpea seed packet from the Burts Seeds Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage seed packet: Calendula

Vintage seed packet: Calendula
A beautiful Calendula seed packet from the Burts Seeds Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage sweetcorn seed packet

Vintage sweetcorn seed packet
A sweetcorn seed packet from the Card Seed Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage red onion seed packet

Vintage red onion seed packet
A red onion seed packet from the Card Seed Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Vintage seed packet: Dwarf Nasturtium

Vintage seed packet: Dwarf Nasturtium
A beautiful Dwarf Nasturtium seed packet from the Burts Seeds Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imagePackets Collection: Scouts with Coronation programmes

Scouts with Coronation programmes
Two Scouts with supplies of Coronation programmes and collection tins at the time of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953

Background imagePackets Collection: Curtains for Baden Powell House, South Kensington, London

Curtains for Baden Powell House, South Kensington, London
Women sewing curtains for the newly built Baden Powell House, Queens Gate, South Kensington, London. The site was acquired in 1956, and Ralph Tubbs was appointed architect

Background imagePackets Collection: Dried eggs and bacon for breakfast 1945

Dried eggs and bacon for breakfast 1945
Eggs and bacon for breakfast. What is the favourite British breakfast? Why, eggs and bacon, of course! Well, now that the allowance of dried eggs is two packets every four weeks for every grown-up

Background imagePackets Collection: Packets of Cocaine

Packets of Cocaine
Packets of cocaine, presumably confiscated during drugs raids. Date: early 1930s

Background imagePackets Collection: Duty-free Cigarettes and Alcohol - Norway

Duty-free Cigarettes and Alcohol - Norway
Two women and a man pose on the deck of a Norwegian ferry boat wit their duty free spirits and cigarettes. Following WW2 there was still considerable rationing of food and drink in the UK

Background imagePackets Collection: International Stores, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

International Stores, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
Interior view of The International Stores at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, showing biscuit containers (Mitre Biscuits) in front of the counter, and stacks of tins and packets on shelves behind. 1963

Background imagePackets Collection: Mail-Coach Leaving

Mail-Coach Leaving
With letters and packets for Brighton, the mail-coach leaves the General Post Office, London Date: circa 1840s

Background imagePackets Collection: Bacon Factory 1960S

Bacon Factory 1960S
Women weighing and making packets of Danish bacon in a British factory

Background imagePackets Collection: Frys Factory - Weighing

Frys Factory - Weighing
Women weighing chocolate and filling packets in the Frys chocolate factory in Bristol



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