Ayres, F.H. Ayres Ltd., The Championship

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Ayres, F.H. Ayres Ltd., The Championship
metal can from 1930s with 4 white REGD No 40977 tennis ball(s).
This particular 'Type 2 - United Kingdom Solder Spot' item is extremely rare.
Photo(s) courtesy of Brad McCall

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Medium blue can with red and gold trim. “AYRES” is in blue text on a red background trimmed with gold. A red ribbon has printed in white “The CHAMPIONSHIP”. There is a gold banner with white text “REGD NO 40977”. One side has “TENNIS BALLS” in large red text, excepting the T and B which are in gold. White text on black “FOR GRASS OR HARD COURTS.”. There is an interesting warning lithographed on the can urging buyers to beware of imitations. Note: see companion box mCat