Hello! I’m Hoby Van Deusen, curator of the Ribbon Tin Virtual Museum (RTVM). I’ve always had a collector’s bug throughout my entire life. Up until 1984 I had only collected early American antiques to furnish my house. One day while perusing antique shops in my hometown of Montclair, NJ, I was immediately attracted to the beauty, graphics and the history of Advertising tins and the companies that made them.