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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
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.
On 1/8/08 3:47 PM, "Luc Verhaert" <> wrote:
> Earlier, the biscuit company DELACRE was situated in Vilvoorde, close to
> 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.
> ----- 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
>> 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
>> 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.
>> 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,
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