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History of Collecting Tin Plate Boxes: From Biscuit Tins to Funko Lunch Boxes

History of Collecting Tin Plate Boxes: From Biscuit Tins to Funko Lunch Boxes

Since my childhood, I have always liked tin boxes. The reason, I guess, is that my older brothers used to keep their soldiers in biscuit tins. So as every child who wants to replicate their brothers, I did the same, following their example and started to keep my treasures in them. It was the perfect […]

Toy Hunter Phil Chapman Lends Tinplate Expertise to hobbyDB Advisory Council

Toy Hunter Phil Chapman Lends Tinplate Expertise to hobbyDB Advisory Council

You might not expect someone who was a child in the 1980s to be a serious collector of tinplate toys. Phil Chapman, aka “The Toy Hunter,” defies that idea. We at hobbyDB are glad to have his extensive expertise as a tinplate toy collector as a new member of our Advisory Council. “The main focus […]

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