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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
Face of souvenir of Festival of Britain boxed soap
Back of Festival of Britain boxed soap


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 a red boxed soap in stock.

There is some damage to the front of the box as can be seen in the photograph. The soap has not been used.

Price £15.00
Postage & packing for UK £1.75.

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