WW1 mess tins have a narrow metal loop, to secure the mess tin strap, at the centre front and back of the lower half of the tin, just below the lip at the top. Tins without these loops are postwar. THE MESS TINS HAVE AGED WELL - SEE PHOTOS FOR FULLEST PICTURE OF CONDITION - HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. The item "WORLD WAR 1 1918 BRITISH D TYPE MESS TIN AND LID, ANTIQUE IN GOOD CONDITION" is in sale since Monday, September 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Field Gear".The seller is "bisleyboy2011" and is located in Edinburgh, Midlothian. This item can be shipped worldwide.