I often get dozens of them in such boxes and tins, stored away 50, 75 or 100 years back.
They are the right size for stamps, near everyone smoked, and guys of that generation were the "waste not" thinkers and threw NOTHING away!
I sold an old wooden box full of dozens of 100 year old Ogden's Guinea Gold and similar type metal tobacco tins, stuffed full of mostly unopened bundles of 100 SA stamps mostly, from a century and more back.
Someone here bought them for the stamps, to check for postmarks etc, and someone here later asked me for his contact details, so he could make an offer for the manky old tins, that I'd allowed absolutely zero for.
They did a deal this week I was advised (price unknown to me, and not any of my business) so all are happy. Except me, as I had no idea there was any value in tins in such cruddy, rusted out shape.
So ARE the tins worth anything?
What about this one above - a small size Flake Cut tobacco one from WW2 era it seems, by the warship looking photo. Same common size as the Ogden's above.
What do you think would be a fair asking price for it? i.e. if YOU had got it in a box of stamp junk, and needed to place a fair value on it, what would that price be?
Take a guess, and let's see what the consensus is.
EVERYONE can take a guess on this one, as you need have no knowledge of the subject of rusty tins whatever, as I do.
Add a comment by all means outlining your guess, and the reasons for it.
Remember you are valuing just that one empty tin - NOT the Ogden's stuff above it.