Whitman's Air-Bons Mint Tin - 1950s Advertising Tin - Vintage Candy Package
Whitman's Air-Bons...Fluffy, Refreshing Mint. Light as Air - Melt In Your Mouth.
Based in Philadelphia, Whitman's has been making chocolate candies and sweet treats for over a 150 years. A marvel of an American business story, Whitman's was started by teenager, Stephen F. Whitman, in 1872, who began his candy career selling sugared fruits and confectionery items on Philadelphia's bustling waterfront docks. Always popular as gift items, the company was successful from the beginning, expanding as demand grew. In addition to making popular treats, they were also highly innovative in their packaging. As the first company to introduce boxed chocolates and cellophane, Whitman's led the market on pretty, stylish and functional candy storage, making their tins and boxes highly collectible today.
This Air-Bons Mints tin was made during the 1950's. With red and white striped mints floating festively against a turquoise blue background and its fun vintage font, this 60+ year old tin radiates joy in all directions.
- Tin includes original lid
- Fun retro colors and graphics in red, turquoise, and cream
- Accommodating size that's perfect for catch-alls or kitchen organization
- 6 oz. canister
Completely intact with no rusted out spots. Secure construction. Scratches and small denting in some areas due to age. Lid sits on top of base but does not attach securely, as it was never meant to be a lid - just a cover. Please see photos. Graphics are clear and bright}
Measures 3.25" inches (height) x 5" inches (diameter).
Vintage tins make great kitchen holders for all sorts of items from utensils to foodstuffs. They are also festive servers for parties too. Lined with parchment appear they make super cute containers for cookies, crackers, even your own homemade chocolates!