1930s

Quality Street was launched in 1936, and the first design shown here was used on the anniversary tin of 1986. This is not the same as the third image (which is also included on the 1950s page) – the couple are further apart. The first tin appears regularly on Ebay, almost always located in the USA, which makes me think the ‘couple far apart’ were for the American market, although John Mackintosh didn’t start exporting to the USA until 1950, which is puzzling. The second tin, listed on Ebay in 2018, I have never seen before.

 

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