rare jb o'donohue co mocha java coffee tin embossed ny

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  • Item Category: Advertising
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 29, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
This auction is for one (1) RARE JOHN B. O'DONOHUE & CO. MOCHA & JAVA COFFEE TIN from 5th Avenue, New York! This is a wonderful example of an early coffee tin! Fantastic treasure, this is in excellent condition, considering its age and use! Deeply embossed on all four (4) sides of tin with an encircled sunburst pattern -- fantastic! Still shows the beautiful dark copper/bronze coloring, too. It bears the Maine dirt from the old barn (storage wasn't an issue for the grandparents!), but should clean up fairly nicely for new owner. Some wear to metallic sheen on top and cap, as expected from usage! Cap is embossed, in fancier lettering: 5th Ave./ Mocha&Java/ JohnB.O'Donohue&Co. (in arch upwards)/ New York This was produced/marketed by the "Coffee King" of the turn-of-the-century, John B. O'Donohue. He had a very successful wholesale coffee house business, also known under John B. O'Donohue & Sons Company and O'Donohue & Co. He had passed away by 1903, but was referred to as the "late millionaire", still renowned for his quality coffees, teas, and cocoas. A son continued the legacy of his father for a little while. This is a fantastic tin! Wonderful collectible for anyone interested in early advertising pieces, vintage coffee/cocoa/tea items, tins/boxes, O'Donohue Co. pieces, or historical NY memorabilia in general! Lowstarting price and no reserve make this one of those "gotta have"acquisitions -- great for either the beginning or invested collector! This treasure measures approximately 7 1/8"h x 5 1/8" sq with a 3 1/8" cap diam. Please see pictures for details. Photos are with flash and without, so t may appear to be some color discrepancies that don't really exist. If t are any questions about pictures or information, requests must be made prior to auction's end. All items sold "as is/as described" and guaranteed to be original. You have a 7 day return if not as described. S&h varies due to zip code. Am more than willing to combine auctions to save the winning bidder S&H costs. Not responsible for damage if no insurance taken. It is the responsibility of the buyer to request insurance at time of invoicing. We can not be responsible for items once they leave us. I do not use paypal; but all other forms of US funds are accepted. Maine residents add 5 % sales tax if not re-sale number. To be fair, payment must be received within 10 days of invoicing.