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Object ID 003219

Object Name B.O.A.C Comet Jetliner

Object Desc An elongated octagonal tin with the image of a jetliner flying in the clouds on the front.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002903a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location On-Site Storage

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords candy,airplane,chocolate,

Title B.O.A.C Comet Jetliner

Description The base CMY2903A, is an elongated octagonal shape with the edges lined in a dark blue color. The lid, CMY2903B, also has edges lined in the same dark blue. The center panel is entirely taken up by w plane in the clouds. The plane has B.O.A.C. along the side. Along the bottom of the image is "B.O.A.C Comet Jetliner." Side edge of lid says " E. I. & Co., LTD. SHIPLEY ENGLAND ".


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.3

Length 6.6

Width 4.9

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker British Overseas Airways Corporation

Maker Details This tin likely dates to around 1960 and is a nice advertising piece for British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2903A-B



Date APR 15,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes Edge wear and some scratches.


Date APR 15,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 15,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to 3rd Floor Hallway from 3rd Floor Hallway - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 15,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to On-Site Storage from 3rd Floor Hallway - automatic entry by admin