The decorative appeal, historical interest and nostalgic charm of advertising tins all contribute to their attraction and combine to form a subject for a growing number of collectors. This practical guide - aimed primarily at the budding collector - is an introduction to the subject. It covers a range of items from biscuit and toffee tins to packaging for toiletries and everyday household products, to tins commemorating special occasions such as royal weddings and seasonal tins for Christmas. Each type of tin features a brief introduction.
Robert Opie has been collecting packaging, advertising and social history for over 40 years.In 1984 he realised an ambition by establishing, in Gloucester, the first museum devoted to the history of advertising and packagin, and later created the Museum of Memories in Wigan.He has written several books, including Miller's Advertising Tins, The 1930s Scrapbook, The Wartime Scrapbook and The 1950s Scrapbook.