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Some collectors shy away from collecting tins with paper labels, but besides being very attractive, they can provide the name of the label's printer or lithographer.
Labels were not always printed in the same location (city or state) as that of the manufacturer or distributor so you may have to make some long distance phone calls or write some letters to learn about the printing company's history.
The date of manufacture (printing) may appear on it or sometimes be stamped on the backside.
This can only be determined if you're willing to remove the label from the tin.
At some time, tin collectors want to know something about the history behind their tins or more often, how old they are.
You will be fortunate to date your tin right away, most of them will require you to carefully study their appearance both from a structure stand-point and how they are decorated or finished.
Some very obvious clues may not be sufficient, may be misleading, or have to be combined with other knowns to arrive at an accurate or close approximate date.
Advertisers tended to use the most modern fashions on their labels.
Look for historical events and important people in the advertising.