Batger's Christmas Crackers

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History of Christmas Cracker Brands

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Batger's Christmas Cracker box labels, Batger & Company Ltd., 1900 – 1950, England. Museum nos. E.1035-2003/E.1041-2003/E.1042-2003/E.2074-2004. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The brightly coloured cracker boxes were collected and traded in their own right. Batger and Company, an 18th-century sugar refiner which had branched into confectionery and novelties following Smith's success, became well known for its cracker labels. A collection of these designs can be viewed by appointment in our Prints and Drawings Study Room

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