Vorige Item 81 of 1734 Volgende

Vintage candy tin from the 60s - 70s by Mackintosh Quality Street

SKU: 1757

Vintage candy tin from the 60s - 70s by Mackintosh Quality Street

Large round tin drum for mackintosh Quality Street toffees from the 1960s - 1970s. The decoration of this tin consists of a white background with grey details. On the lid a picture of a soldier in costume and a young lady dressed in purple, a dog and in the background a boy with a hoop. On the side of the tin a self-repeating panorama of the lady and soldier in a carriage with a horse, walking and cycling in an English street. Further adorned with the text "Mackintosh Quality Street".

The origin of the lady and soldier who for decades have been the image 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 sweet makers of Mackintosh so much that she immediately mentioned the name of their then new product.

This candy tin from Mackintosh Quality Street is in an original vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Oxidation on the inside of the tin, no rust!


  • Height: 17 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 tin

Soldier and lady

Vintage tins

White - purple - pink

Nestlé - Rowntree Mackintosh Ltd.

Mackintosh Quality Street


1960s - 1970s

Vintage condition with traces of use - Traces of oxidation on the inside

17,00 cm

23,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post

© 2015 - 2019 Retro & Design - 2nd hand collectibles - Webshop for Retro-Vintage home accessories | sitemap | rss | ecommerce software - powered by MyOnlineStore
Good to see you! This site uses cookies. For more info | Continue shopping> Accept More information
What is a cookie ? A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer. When you visit a website Both this website and other parties may place cookies . What are cookies used for? This website uses cookies to improve . Ease of use and performance of the website Using cookies , we make sure to include that you do not always receive the same information when you visit our site or enter . Cookies make surfing the site so much more pleasant . There are different types of cookies . This website uses persistent cookies and session cookies. Permanent cookies : Allows the website can be set to your preferences. For example, to your consent to allow cookies to remember. As a result, you do not have to repeat so you save time and easily navigate through the online store . Your preferences Persistent cookies can be removed via the settings of your browser . Session cookies : Using a session cookie , we can see which parts of the website you have viewed this visit . We can therefore adapt to the surfing behavior of our visitors as possible. Webshop These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser . With the specific purpose of this Web site places cookies ? This web site places cookies for the following reasons : Shopping Cart ( functional cookie) : Remember what products are in your shopping cart. Without this cookie , you can order any products or in your shopping basket . Cookie selection ( functional cookie) : Remember that you have given to the placing of cookies our permission . Google Analytics ( tracking cookie ) : Measure how you use the website and how you found us and reports in attempt to gain insight here . Google AdWords ( tracking cookie ) : we measure how you use the website and how you found us. We use this knowledge to improve . Our AdWords campaigns Facebook ( Social Media cookie) : This cookie is possible to 'like' our Facebook page . This button works through code from Facebook itself originates . Twitter ( Social Media cookie) : This cookie is possible to follow our Twitter page . This button works through code that originates from Twitter itself . AddThis ( Social Media cookie) : This cookie is it possible to share via Facebook , Twitter , Hyves and various other social media websites our content . Affiliate marketing (marketing cookies) : We use these cookies to reward them for their contribution to the sales partner sites (affiliates , such Daisycon , TradeTracker and Cleafs ) . Review sites (marketing Cookies ): We like to be judged by customers . We use a review site such as The Feedback Company. These places cookies for proper operation . How can I manage or delete cookies ? Generally, cookies can be managed , edited and deleted by your browser . More information on and off , and cookies can be found in the instructions and / or using the help function of your browser .