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Frae Scots Tae Scots 5 months 1 week ago #64384

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'The Design on the lid of tobacco tins sent to the Scottish Regiments

The Scottish Regiments’ Gift Fund has been able to forward about twenty thousand specially designed tins, each containing a quarter of a pound of tobacco, and also twenty thousand pipes to the soldiers serving in Scottish regiments in South Africa. The committee have also shipped a large number of consignments of clothing and comforts received from all parts of the Kingdom. The Queen has been pleased to express her approval of the work done by the committee in the following letter, written by Sir Arthur Bigge:—“I am directed by the Queen to thank you for the specimen of tins containing tobacco, twenty thousand of which have been sent to the non-commissioned officers and men of Scottish regiments in South Africa, which you have been good enough to submit for Her Majesty's acceptance. At the same time the Queen congratulates the Scottish Regiments' Gift Fund Committee on the success of their generous and patriotic work".'

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Frae Scots Tae Scots 5 months 1 week ago #64388

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Those are actually quite scarce, they do turn up in provincial antique shops on occasion and of course, not everyone realises what they are, despite having the words South Africa upon the lid.

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Frae Scots Tae Scots 5 months 1 week ago #64393

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A colour picture of the tin taken from www.awm.gov.au/collection/C288459

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Frae Scots Tae Scots 5 months 1 week ago #64396

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This morning, I noticed a couple of these for sale on ee bay gum, one at £50, the other at £300.

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Frae Scots Tae Scots 5 months 1 week ago #64399

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Here is one I posted 8 years ago...….

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/13-miscellany...tmas-tin?start=6#203

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Frae Scots Tae Scots 5 months 1 week ago #64402

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£300?:ohmy:

BereniceUK wrote: This morning, I noticed a couple of these for sale on ee bay gum, one at £50, the other at £300.

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