FOR SALE ☞ Souvenir Candy Tin of the Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway by HM Queen Elizabeth II 1959 in Ontario Canada
DESCRIPTION ☞ This tin was made by George W. Horner & Co. Durham England in 1959 to commemorate the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway spanning the Great Lakes in North America on April 25th of that same year. Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada and American President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally opened the seaway with a short cruise aboard the royal yacht HMY Britannia after addressing crowds in Saint-Lambert, Quebec.
This red and blue tin depicts HM Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Maples leafs, as well as the provincial crests decorate the outside of the tin. Plain tin on the inside. Underside of lid states "George W. Horner & Co. Makers of Good Sweets Chester-le-Street County of Durham England"
On the underside of the tin itself is a vivid Canadiana style map of an Ontario and New York State section the St. Lawrence Seaway.
DIMENSIONS ☞ Tin measures approximately 5.5" by 4"
CONDITION ☞ This tin is in good shape overall. There are some slight scratches and small scuffs on the paint of the lid. The underside of the lid has some blue spotting around the logotype. The map of the St. Lawrence on the bottom is in excellent shape. Please see photos. Color may differ slightly in real life from how it appears on your screen due to varying monitor settings. Have a question about this item or want to see more photos? Send us a message & we’ll get back to you ASAP!
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