An empty Princess Mary Tin. Use it to store trinkets or hide modern items.
We also offer the 1914 Princess Mary Christmas tin complete with contents.
Concerned about the British soldiers in France, Princess Mary volunteered to use her personal allowance to send gifts overseas. Instead, she would ultimately lend her name to a charity with the goal of providing every WWI soldier a Christmas gift for 1914.
The following letter was published on behalf of the Princess:
“I want you now to help me to send a Christmas present from the whole of the nation to every sailor afloat and every soldier at the front. I am sure that should we all be happier to feel that we had helped to send our little token of love and sympathy on Christmas morning, something that would be useful and of permanent value, and the making of which may be the means of providing employment in trades adversely affected by the war. Could there be anything more likely to hearten them in their struggle than a present received straight from home on Christmas Day?
Please will you help me?”
The campaign raised over 162,000 pounds or 15,000,000 in today’s money.
The tin is imported from the UK.