Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Belgian Biscuit Tin - "Disneyland"

As with the other Snow White cookie tins (A, B) produced by J. Schuybroek in the late 1930s, this one measures 20 x 33 x 6.5 cm and has a key lock lid. However it differs in that it features many more Disney characters than just those from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In fact, the only representations from the film are Snow, Dopey, and a few forest animals. All the others come from the Mickey Mouse shorts or Silly Symphonies--including The Old Mill.

While this tin was probably made more than a decade and a half before the 1955 opening of Disneyland Park, it's interesting to note that the outer rim of the lid is actually decorated with a flowing ribbon that reads "Disneyland". Since the Anaheim theme park did not exist at the time, it's obviously referring to the "make-believe" land shown in the images that adorn the tin.

Copyright reads "PAR AUT. WALT. DISNEY--MICKEY MOUSE S.A." in the lower left hand corner of the front panel. Manufacturer label "ETABL. J. SCHUYBROEK S.A. HOBOKEN--ANVERS" resides on the upper rear edge of the lid. "Made in Belgium" stamp on bottom of tin.

Front Panel

Rear Panel

Manufacturer Marking

Right Side Panel

Left Side Panel

Rear Right Corner Detail

Rear Left Corner Detail


Bottom Stamp

Images courtesy of Danial's Antiques. Used with permission.


  1. You ALWAYS find the best Snow White trinkets! Kori xoxo


  2. You know ASWS, I'm belgian, but i've never seen this box !I've already seen metal boxes like this one in second hand but didn't buy it because they were too old (used) or expensive .

  3. DSK-- I thought you might find this tin interesting :)

  4. Are you kidding me? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!