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Boxed soap, souvenir of Festival of Britain

Boxed soap from Festival of Britain
Boxed soap, souvenir of Festival of Britain, Wheen & Sons Ltd


The Festival of Britain generated a very wide range of souvenirs, these quite unusual ones are boxed bars of soap. They were manufactured by Richard Wheen & Sons Ltd, London SE8, "Makers of fine soaps since 1769".

One side of the soap has the Festival of Britain logo and on the other it has a picture of the Crystal Palace with the words "The Great Exhibition 1851" around the perimeter. The soap is 70mm in diameter and 9mm thick. These were produced in 2 different colour boxes red and blue (I have never seen any other colours) and at the moment I have both in stock.

There is some fading to the blue box and slight marking to the front of the red box as can be seen in the photos. The soaps have not been used.

Both soaps have now been sold.

Price £25.00. SOLD
Postage & packing for UK £1.50.
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