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From: Imarc Training Skramstad <>
Subject: Re: [BEL-R] Help identifying old tin box
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 16:13:01 -0600
In-Reply-To: <014c01c85240$02ff00b0$6602a8c0@LUCPC>


Thank both Luc and Patricia for your answers. I just spoke to my Mother by
telephone and she was amused that this box was from Belgium and she keeps
her "Belgian Cookies" in the correct type of box.

Ellen

On 1/8/08 3:47 PM, "Luc Verhaert" <> wrote:

> Earlier, the biscuit company DELACRE was situated in Vilvoorde, close to
> Brussels.
> They made biscuits and sold them in those tin boxes. In this way they could
> be transported
> without damage to the biscuits and they are kept fresh.
> Nowadays, these boxes are collector's items.
>
> Greetings,
>
> Luc
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Imarc Training Skramstad" <>
> To: "Belgian Roots" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 10:36 PM
> Subject: [BEL-R] Help identifying old tin box
>
>
>> Today I noticed my Mother keeps Christmas cookies in an old tin. She is
>> not
>> sure where the tin came from. Embossed on the lid is Vilvoorde, Belgique -
>> Belgie, Nieppe 59 France. In the Middle of the tin is a circle with the
>> word
>> Delacre and a flag with the letter D. The Box is 12 inches by 8 inches and
>> is 4 inches deep. It is not painted, the metal surface is plain tin. My
>> Mother says it is old and belonged either to an Ann Serlet or a Mrs.
>> Catlin,
>> both of whom would be well over 100 years old today if they were still
>> living. Does anyone know what the original use of this tin may have been?
>>
>> Thank You,
>> Ellen
>>
>>
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