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Cheeky biscuit tin at Cirencester auction

21 December 2012Written by ATG Reporter

At first glance all looks well in this Edwardian garden party scene illustrated on the lid of a Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin. But is that a naked couple in the bushes at the back of the picture?

Are those carefully camouflaged dogs in the foreground doing what it looks like they're doing? And does it really say that on the jar of marmalade?

These mischievous additions were spotted soon after the tins hit shop shelves in 1980, and were quickly recalled. A few thousand are believed to have made it into circulation however, with this example at Moore Allen & Innocent of Cirencester in Gloucestershire estimated at £80-120 in their sale on January 4.

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