I'm selling a vintage Riley's Toffee tin can that was made to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VIII in 1936. The can was made in England in 1936 and measures 14.5 cm long by 9.5 cm wide by 6.5 cm tall. The can has a small rust spot but other than that is in really good condition considering it's 83 years old.
The interesting thing about King Edward VIII, was he was only King for less than a year. He took the throne on January 20th 1936 but later abdicated on December 11th 1936. The reason was he wanted to marry a woman who was previously divorced and was seen as especially taboo considering he was a Royal. At the time it was seen as unacceptable by both the British Government and The Church of England to have a Queen consort with two ex-husbands. So to please both the Government and Church, he decided to abdicate the throne in order to marry the woman he loved. After he stepped down, his brother George VI took over as King.
I'm asking $30. Check out my other ads. I'm located in Mississauga/Malton near 427 & Derry on the border with Toronto, 5 minutes west of Woodbine Racetrack. Call Malcolm show contact info
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