For almost a century Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins have been seen on the tea tables of well-to-do Brits. They came in many styles and with many different designs on them.
What few of those biscuit-eating folk realized is that some of the tins contained a surprise... not in the biscuits themselves, but in the illustration on the outside of the tin. Around 1970 a rogue employee, got his own back for his imminent redundancy by hiding sexually explicit scenes in the illustrations.
This tin shows two dogs having sex in the flowerbed. Reuters rather
prudishly blurred the cover of the tin in the picture accompanying their
article, so you can't see the dogs, but luckily an auctioneer’s has a picture
of the tin, in which you can just see the dogs. They're in the flowerbed on the
There is also a pot of jam with ‘shit’ on the label and two naked lovers in a flowerbed. Production went on for a number of years before these things were spotted and the picture changed. Nowadays the few surviving examples of the tin can fetch up to £5,000 at auction.