Vintage McCormick BANQUET TEA TIN LITHO BOX Graphics! - (eBay item 310001532719 end time Nov-30-07 18:16:25 PST)
This old box has a teapot graphic on the lid. Three sides say, "Individual Banquet Orange Pekoe Extra Fancy Tea, McCormick & Co., Importers and Packers of Tea, Baltimore, Md., 100 Tea Bags."
The front and back have a candelabra Trade Mark in the bottom corners. One side gives directions for brewing tea in four languages: English, Italian, French and Russian.
It's very age-darkened except for part of the front where I started cleaning it with a rag moistened with alcohol. Oops, big mistake. The old color started to melt and smear while wet. The underside has considerable rust with some spots showing inside.
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