I have read a few books and articles about the old snuff shop of Fribourg and Treyer in The Haymarket, London.
Somewhere there are references to cheap snuff boxes they had made for them.
They were a sort of papier mache made from potato peelings and some other ingredients.
Due to their shape and ingredients of manufacture, the staff nicknamed them "potatoes".
I have never seen a box identified as such, but have just found an unusually shaped snuff box on ebay. Advertised as papier mache and it's potato shaped.
I don't like the idea of pinching the image from ebay, but the item code on ebay uk is 401310987129 in case anyone is interested.
Any snuffbox collectors recognise it as a F&T Potato or is it just wishful thinking on my behalf?
Does anybody know of any genuine F&T Potato snuffbox images online?