TIPS FOR ASPIRING COLLECTORS
Novice collectors can pick up vintage toffee tins in fair condition from as little as R50 at flea markets and online auction sites like Bidorbuy and eBay.
“Large shop display tins with paper labels intact are the rarest and hardest to come by. Tins like these in good condition can fetch over R1 000. Corrosion-free tins are difficult to find at the coast and the best are usually found in dry climates like Jo’burg and the Free State,” says Tony Popplestone from Kalk Bay Trading Post.
New speciality tins in unusual shapes like cars and treasure chests are also collectable and should increase in value in a few years. Large department stores often bring out special edition confectionery tins at Christmas.