Packet of 10 'Gold Flake' cigarettes, England, 1910-1939

Made:
1920-1950 in England
maker:
W D and H O Wills Limited

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Packet of 10 'Gold Flake' cigarettes by W D & HO Willis, England, 1920-1950

W D & H O Willis were one of a large number of cigarette and tobacco manufacturers based in England. This is a packet for ten 'Gold Flake' cigarettes, which were popular during the First World War with British soldiers in the trenches. Today, these cigarettes are only available in India.

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Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
1999-299/1
type:
cigarette packet
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
status:
Permanent collection

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