A Victorian Valentine’s Gift

Not your typical ValentinesDay gift but all the more memorable for it…. Queen Victoria herself paid for tins of chocolate like this to be sent to the men serving in South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902). Many soldiers kept the tins. Few managed to resist the temptation of eating the chocolate so this is an exceptional find. A much less well preserved one turned up only last year -https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/07/10/queen-victoria-chocolates/
Just another great example of the sort of collectibles turning up at Charing Cross Market every Saturday, 7am – 3pm.

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