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Vintage large round tin drum for Mackintosh Quality Street

Vintage large round tin drum for Mackintosh Quality Street

Large round tin drum for mackintosh Quality Street toffees executed with a separate lid, made in the 70s. The decoration of this tin consists of a purple background with on the lid an image of a soldier in costume and a pink dressed young lady, a dog and boy with a hoop. On one side of the tin is an image of assorted toffees and on the other side the text Mackintosh Quality Street.

The origin of the lady and soldier who for decades have been the mark for the chocolate toffees of Mackintosh is surprising. They are in fact characters from a play called 'Quality Street'. This piece was written by J.M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. Apparently, the play inspired the candy makers of Mackintosh so much that they immediately used the name for their then new product.

This tin is in a good original vintage condition with little traces of use and age-related traces of wear.


  • Height: 14 cm.
  • Diameter: 23 cm.

Quality Street is the brand name of a series of sweets in the shape of chocolates.

Quality Street was created in 1936 by the company Mackintosh's and named after the eponymous play by James Barrie, which was then filmed. Quality Street is now being distributed by Nestlé.

Quality Street exists in round tin drums and in rectangular cardboard boxes. On the tins is often a picture of two characters from the play. The main color is always purple.

Mackintosh Toffee is a candy made by John Mackintosh.

Mackintosh opened his candy store in Halifax, Yorkshire in England in 1890. The idea for Mackintosh Toffee, not too hard and not too soft, came shortly thereafter. In 1969, Mackintosh's joined with rival Rowntree to continue as Rowntree Mackintosh, which merged with Nestlé again in 1988.

Some translations come from an automated system and may contain errors.

Country of origin
United Kingdom

Kind of object
Candy drum

Mackintosh Quality Street

Tin - metal


Good vintage condition

14,00 cm

23,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post

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