Queen Victoria's Christmas gift "Chocolates"
by Daniel Vliet on 06/20/13
During the Second Boer War from 1899-1902, the Queen of
England who was Queen Victoria.
She prepared gifts for the British Armed Forces for one Christmas during this
war. The gift was a chocolate tin, filled with CadBury Chocolates. The tins
were made in a big size and a little size. The tins had a golden colored rim
and were red and blue. The lid had on it Queen Victoria’s head and her insignia and a
message that said “I wish you a Happy New Year”. The tin was signed Victoria. The tin was
later used to carry personnel artifacts, which were personnel to the British
troops. Some tins were so special that some chocolates were uneaten. The makers
of the chocolate were “Barclay and Fry” and also Barringer, Wallis and Manners
and Rowntree and Hudson Scott. The Queen spent 3587.50 in British pounds this
is 6,500 in American money. The time and money was well spent since the British
won the war.
Huxtins/London .Queen Victoria's Boer War Christmas gift tins
complete set c1900.http://www.huxtins.com/tins/h2303_tin.shtml.2008.