W. D. & H. O. Wills vintage cigarette tin with original carton - "Souvenir of visit to the Tobacco and Cigarette Works"
W. D. & H. O. Wills vintage cigarette tin with original carton - "Souvenir of visit to the Tobacco and Cigarette Works"
W. D. & H. O. Wills vintage cigarette tin with original carton - "Souvenir of visit to the Tobacco and Cigarette Works"
W. D. & H. O. Wills vintage cigarette tin with original carton - "Souvenir of visit to the Tobacco and Cigarette Works"
W. D. & H. O. Wills vintage cigarette tin with original carton - "Souvenir of visit to the Tobacco and Cigarette Works"

W. D. & H. O. Wills vintage cigarette tin with original carton - "Souvenir of visit to the Tobacco and Cigarette Works"

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Vintage (c.1930s) tobacco packaging, for sale as a collectable or for display - FREE UK P&P
£14.75

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Product description

W. D. & H. O. Wills vintage cigarette tin with original carton - "Souvenir of visit to the Tobacco and Cigarette Works"
 
4/155 £14.75
 
A genuine vintage W. D. & H. O. Wills souvenir cigarette tin, with its original cardboard carton and internal paper wrapper (but without the cigarettes), originally produced for presentation to visitors to the Wills Tobacco and Cigarette Works. The tin is printed in straw yellow to the exterior with gilt trim, with the Wills star trade mark and the words "W. D. & H. O. WILLS / Souvenir of visit to the / Tobacco and Cigarette Works", whilst the interior is finished in orange gilt, the inside of the hinged lid being printed with the words "With the Compliments of / W. D. & H. O. Wills / BRANCH OF THE IMPERIAL TOBACCO CO. (OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND), LTD." The tin fits snugly in the original carton, the lid of which is printed with words similar to those printed on the inside lid; inside the tin is the original thin translucent paper cigarette wrapper with gold paper seal.
 
Although the tin, its carton and the internal wrapper all show various signs of age (see condition description below), they remain nicely displayable, and would make an interesting addition to a collection of vintage tins or tobacciana.
 
Date / era: c.1930s
 
Material: Metal / card / paper
 
Brand / manufacturer: W. D. & H. O. Wills
 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
 
Dimensions (approx.): Tin 8.8 x 7.8 x 1.8cm (3.45 x 3.05 x 0.7in)
 
Condition: The tin has some surface marking and age wear including scratching to surface, some possible fading and slight loss to printed finish, slight loss to gilt, a couple of slight indentations to the base, and corrosion in places (especially around the sides) with rust around one hinge; the carton is discoloured and marked with some writing in pencil to the base together with age wear including bumping to edges and corners and some tearing / loss to the paper surface at the sides, whilst the internal wrapper is marked and discoloured with age wear including tearing and creasing (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 70g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1

Brand Wills
Code 4/155
Condition Used