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This extremely rare tin of sneezing powder dates from around 1900. The lid says "Poudre Infernale, pour faire tousser et eternuer" which means "infernal powder to make you cough and sneeze". Exceedingly rare and early practical joke. This is very potent and not to be used under any circumstances. The tin has been prized apart in one part of the joint, which we have taped for safety reasons.


Condition: Good, tin bent at the joint where it has been opened, the bottom of the tin has some corrosion, top of the tin has some very minor paint chips. Internal contents not inspected. 


This is a vintage item and is being sold as a collectible, not a toy.

French Sneezing Powder in Tin

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