Old Contemptibles Association donation collection box.

Old Contemptibles Association donation collection box.

Code: 10373


W: 26cm (10.2")H: 22cm (8.7")D: 12cm (4.7")


A Hastings and St Leonards 'Old Contemptibles Association' donation collection box, members of the Association, formed in 1925, were survivors of the First British Expeditionary Force which served in France and Flanders between August and November 1914 during the First World War.

The cast iron cup handles have worn beautifully over the years and the original paint has 'crackled' and developed a superb patina. There are scuffs, marks and scratches all of which add to the character and story of this evocative item. The hinged lid is well attached, and the catch is still present to the front and the item is great untouched original condition.

Circa 1920s


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