November 27: An 80-year-old Crawford’s biscuit tin, complete with its original biscuits has been sold at Bonhams in London for a world-record price of £15,600 (US$32,245).
The original cost of the printed tinplate model automobile would have been £100 at today’s prices. Although it had been expected to fetch about £2,500 ($5,168) at auction, a British private collector forced the bidding beyond the record for a biscuit tin.
“I have never seen a biscuit tin of this age offered for sale with its original biscuits,” said Leigh Gotch, head of the auctioneer’s toys department. “It is remarkable that they were not eaten by their owner, although I wouldn’t suggest that the new owner tries them in the future.”

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