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H and H Sam Houston Tin

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Our first one pound Sam Houston coffee tin comes from Haysville, Kansas. It is in ok shape, nice color, and included the original lid.

H and H Half Pound Tin

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This small tin comes from Haysville, Kansas. It is in amazing shape, great color, and included the original lid. The tin is empty but appears to be sealed. T...

Master Chef Paper Cup

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A new item arrived from Minden in Nevada. Stacked in a collection of small paper sample cups, is one for H and H Master Chef Coffee. Marked as 4 ounces, the ...

H and H Spices Black Pepper

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This web site has brought in another fantastic donation! This was shipped from Torrington, Wyoming by a “dedicated advertising collector” but originated from...

Small Crystalvac Coffee Jar

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This piece comes home from Grand Prairie, Texas. This is a small, clear Crystalvac Coffee jar. The mark is “3 Rivers Star”, the classic mark from Three Rive...

Small Amber Crystalvac Coffee Jar

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We were excited when one of our web site visitors emailed about having a small amber H and H jar. Of the Crystalvac jars from Three Rivers Glass Co., amber g...

Large Crystalvac Coffee Jar

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Our lastest item came from Victoria Texas. This is a large H and H Crystalvac jar with wire handle and plain lid. The blue lid caught our eye.

H and H Coffee Family Size Tin

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This 28 ounce H and H Coffee tin comes from Vero Beach, Florida and is the first one of its kind we’ve ever seen. It is in OK condition with nice color but i...

H and H Coffee 3 Pound Jar

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Richard, the eBay seller we recently bought a Master Chef Coffee tin from, contacted us after he’d found our web site. He possessed another H and H item also...

H and H Master Chef Tin

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This one pound Master Chef tin comes from Jourdanton, Texas. It is in good shape, nice color, and even includes the original lid.

H and H High Grade Three Pound Tin

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This tin comes from San Antonio, TX fresh from a local estate sale before making it to eBay. A three pound high grade tin is missing the lid and is faded.

Hoffmann-Hayman Puzzler

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This premium H and H Puzzler is from San Antonio, TX. The box is broken, instructions are missing, and a few pieces are missing. It is in rough shape but doe...

One Pound Three Rivers Crystalvac Jar

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This jar on eBay came to us from Raymore, Missouri. It is a one pound Crystalvac in clear glass with a flat Ball embossed lid.

Crystalvac Jars from Comfort Texas

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Today we visited the Comfort Antique Mall to collect our jar from Debbie Keneson. The jar is a one pound H and H Crystalvac clear glass jar.

Sam Houston Coffee Label

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A Sam Houston coffee label from a 1lb. Perc-o-Drip Grind tin arrived from Helotes, Texas. It is amazing that someone carefully took the label from a tin, sav...

H and H Blend Three Pound Tin

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A medium ground, three pound, rectangular tin arrived from Euless, Texas. It is in rough shape but that’s okay. H and H Blend Coffee is the orignal brand so ...

H and H Blend Round Tin

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While stopping in Comfort, Texas to pick up a large Crystalvac jar Debbie and Denise, our favorite pickers, found a few weeks ago, we were telling the women ...

H and H Tea, Orange Pekoe High Grade

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Finally! We found another product. We’d seen black and white advertisements in old newspapers and it made sense to use the factory equipment to dry and grind...

H and H Cleaner

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Sometimes you have to take a chance to see if you win or lose. All we knew from the pictures on eBay was that it said “H and H” and was in Indiana The colors...

H and H Spices Nutmeg and Cinnamon

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We added a new spice to the collection from Euless, Texas. This 1.5oz Nutmeg tin has some bug holes but the top is still shiny.

H and H Price Sign

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eBay delivered another H and H Master Chef artifact. This time we have a price sign that was never marked or even folded and waiting for us in New Braunfels,...

H and H Puzzler

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While collecting items for an antique shop in Austin, this piece was found at an estate sale. They did some web searches, having never heard of H and H Coffe...

Small Square Crystalvac Jar with Handle

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This Crystalvac glass jar was won on eBay and comes from Tyler, Texas. It is in good condition with an embossed Crystalvac metal lid and wire handle.

Large Crystalvac Jar with Wooden Handle

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Another large Crystalvac glass jar was won on eBay and comes from Colleyville, Texas. It is in good condition with an embossed metal lid. The bottom has Crys...

H and H Spice Tin of Allspice

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Today, we added a 1.5oz H and H Brand Spices Allspice Tin. We now have three spice tins in the collection.

Tucker Coffee Co. Letterhead

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Today we recieved a piece of letterhead from the Tucker Coffee Company estimated to be from the 1920’s. Tucker was located at 422-424 Ruiz Street, San Antoni...

Small Kork-N-Seal Extract Bottle

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eBay has delivered us a new mystery. We picked up an “Antique H & H Coffee spice, possibly vanilla, extract jar” that was part of an estate in Vinton, Vi...

One Pound Crystalvac Jar

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We bought a collection of jars found in an estate sale from MiksJunkDrawer in Somerset Texas. It included a Crystalvac One Pound jar.

Delaware Punch Bottle

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The bottle caught our eye since it was manufactured by Three Rivers Glass, who did the Crystalvac Jars for H and H. The bottle is depicted in the book “Texas...

San Antonio Nexapa

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We found this book on Ebay. It is a true account of the life of a pioneer family on a coffee plantation at the foot of Mt. Tacana in Mexico. Measures 8-3/4”...

Harnit & Hewitt Co. Mocha Blend Coffee

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This is a coffee tin from The Harnit & Hewitt Co. in Toldeo Ohio. They sold products as “H&H Coffee” like this One Pound Mocha Blend.

Added H and H Crystalvac Jar

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We were able to grab another large H and H Crystalvac Jar from Georgetown, Texas on eBay. This one has the original wire handle but is missing the lid. The o...

2lbs H and H Bags

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Albert, one of our local pickers, found some more H and H sacks. Two of them are for 1lb Bags. But, this “2lb Bags” version is new to us. If only we could fi...

The Bulletin from St. Mary’s

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St. Mary’s Chruch in San Antonio produces The Bulletin. We got a copy of Volume 13, No. 1 from Februrary 1936.

Sales Forms

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While running networking cables in the factory, we found three books of sales report forms in the ceiling above the office. The paper is becoming brittle but...

Texas Girl from H and H Coffee

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Today we met with a local San Antonio picker, Albert. We chatted with him over coffee about San Antonio history, picking, and metal detecting. Six months ago...

A Ginger H and H Spices Tin

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We were able to add another H and H Spices tin to the collection. This one is Ginger and 1-1/2 ounces. The top and bottom are metal but the sides are printed...

Interesting H and H Crystalvac Jar

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From KimmysKicks on Esty, we bought a H and H Crystalvac Jar from Bowie, Texas. Now that we have it, there are a few interesting things about this jar.

Master Chef Coffee Tin

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We found an original logo Master Chef coffee tin from BellaEclectic2008 on Esty. It is missing the lid but still in nice shape. It was in San Antonio.

Coffee Books and a Machinery Catalog

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William Harrison Ukers (1873-1945) was the author of many books about coffee and tea and started the Coffee and Tea Trade Journal in 1901. We now have two of...

High Grade Coffee

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We’ve added a new coffee tin. This one has H and H Coffee High Grade on the front which we haven’t seen before. It was missing the lid and in rough shape but...

Alamo Cook Book

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We found this item at Magic Carpet Books, a dealer of used and rare books. We don’t have much information about it but it is a unique item for the colection.

Master Chef Sign

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Debbie Keneson scores again! She has found a large hand painted Master Chef sign. It has a red background and measures about four foot by eight foot on a thi...

Third Crystalvac Jar

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eBay delivered another Crystalvac jar. This one is clear glass with a wire handle but a plain lid. The bottom has an embossed Crystalvac, Container, Reg U.S....

Vintage Coffee Pot

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We’ve added a vintage “H & H Aluminum drip coffee pot”. It is three pieces and has Bakelite handles and a lid. Bakelite was one of the first plastics and...

Wait! Spices?

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We won an item on eBay today that solves one of the mysteries in the factory.

More Antiques in Comfort

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Debbie Keneson found more coffee tins for us! She has a Master Chef one pound and three pound. While at the Comfort Antique Mall the collectors there had ano...

Broncho Coffee & American Pickers

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Not knowing anything about coffee or history, we had to start somewhere. We decided to reach out to the most famous antique dealers we knew of, the American ...

Coffee Factory Vintage Photo

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To get an idea what a vintage coffee factory looked like, we bought a vintage photo of a Chase & Sanborn Coffee Factory on eBay. There is no date, but th...

A Coffee Whistle?

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H and H Coffee is very old and doesn’t have a well documented history. Because of that we bought an item on eBay they may or may not be coffee factory relate...

A Crystalvac Jar from H and H Coffee

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Today we visited the Comfort Antique Mall to pickup our jar from Debbie Keneson. The jar is a 3lbs. H and H Crystalvac glass jar with an embossed lid and a w...

Glass Bottles from Three Rivers

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When researching the H and H Coffee Factory, searching the Internet found a few related images. One was of the H and H Crystalvac Jar in an article that was ...

Our First Item for the Collection

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One of the first books we found related to the coffee company was “Downtown San Antonio (Images of America)” by Joan Marston Korte and David L. Peché (Amazon...