Vorige Item 33 of 124 Volgende

Vintage tin box with pub scenes, embossed, by Van Melle, Breskens

SKU: BT-3378-21
€ 17,95
Stock 1 pc.

Vintage tin box with pub scenes, embossed, by Van Melle, Breskens.

  • Manufacturer: Bekkers & Son, Wed. J. (Dordrecht)
  • Manufacturing date: 1940 - 1950

Vintage tin with a rectangular shape and fitted with a hinged lid. The tin is made in relief, both the lid and the sides. The decoration of this tin consists of various pub scenes. Marked at the bottom with: Van Melle's confectionery works Breskens - Holland

This tin box by Van Melle is in an original vintage condition and shows traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Pictures are part of the description.


  • Height: 8.8 cm
  • Length: 25.6 cm
  • Width: 16.5 cm

Van Melle started around 1840 as a bakery in Breskens. They also sold sugar balls. In 1900, Izaak van Melle also began to produce these mechanical. About 1920, Izaak's brother Dirk-Machiel started a factory for biscuits and waffles. 

In 1932 the Brothers Michael and Pierre Van Melle set off for Poland where they learned a procedure to produce soft fruit chews. From the trip they bring the original “Tell Dough” to the Netherlands, leading to the creation of Fruittella. Based on the Fruittella recipe they are inspired to create a peppermint flavoured candy to be later named Mentos. 

World War II destroyed the Van Melle Breskens factory, forcing the company to move to Rotterdam. On 22 November the official opening in Rotterdam took place. 

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

Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Candy tin - biscuit tin

Van Melle - tin - drum - product packaging - confectionery - Breskens

Pub scenes

Vintage tins


Van Melle

Bekkers & Zoon, Wed. J. (Dordrecht)

Van Melle

Hinged lid - embossed

1940 - 1950

Vintage with traces of use, wear and tear

8,80 cm

25,60 cm

16,50 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

© 2015 - 2021 Retro & Design - 2nd hand collectibles - Webshop for Retro-Vintage home accessories | sitemap | rss | ecommerce software - powered by MyOnlineStore