CWS Tobacco Manufacturers.
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18 Jun 2011 03:33 PM  

The Co-operative Wholesale Society have had their own brands of tobacco & cigarettes since 1898, which were produced in Manchester up to the 1960s and the Scottish CWS at Shieldhall, Glasgow since 1914. The early brands were "Navy Cut Extra Fine Virginia" and although very popular was superseded by another popular brand "Raydex". Other brands included "Silk Cut", "Linden Mixture", "Beatall Flake" and many others. Although there packets and tins were not particularly pictorial they are often of a striking design with familiar CWS colours of red & blue, or blue on white, red on green etc. Scottish CWS brands are "Cogent","Shipmate" and "Scottish Gold Flake" and many others. I have not come across any showcards or other forms of advertising for CWS brands. It would be nice to see  members post some pictures of the CWS brands. I have posted a few of my tins to start:

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18 Jun 2011 09:01 PM  

 I like the federation flake bacco, here are one or two more scottish ones.  Broa.die

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18 Jun 2011 10:00 PM  

Here's my Shieldhall as well. You know Bacco you really are an ' education ' .....never knew this tin was CWS. So pleased when I got it I just put it in the cabinet without ever opening it.

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18 Jun 2011 11:21 PM  

That enamel COGENT is a beaut Broadie,never seen that un before..Thanks for showing..Looks great on that door.

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19 Jun 2011 06:02 PM  

Nice "Cogent" enamel that broadie. Not seen one before. Those "Cut Golden Bar" tins look to be in good condition. I have posted another couple of tins. "Golden Flake" and an early paper label Army & Navy Co-operative Society tin.

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24 Jun 2011 09:24 AM  

Here's a couple of SCWS from the archive. Iffy image quality I'm afraid.

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24 Jun 2011 10:55 AM  
Hey Cook jnr, that navy cut is stunning. cheers
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27 Aug 2015 01:25 AM  

 Evening guys! What a lovely Wholesale tins!!

 
Here a little tin, empty, still wrapped. Is strange...I'm trying to find more news but seem like quite difficult...
 
 
 
 
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27 Aug 2015 02:45 PM  

 Hi Mario,

Your C.W.S "Light Shag" tobacco, was one of many variants manufactured with paper-labels and introduced around 1915-20. There is a good range of C.W.S tins which make a good collection on their own. Have posted a couple more.

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27 Aug 2015 02:54 PM  

 Note: The "Convoy Flake" tin is not C.W.S it is Casket Tobacco & Cigarette Co, but for some reason I was unable to delete it.

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27 Aug 2015 05:40 PM  

Bacco, love the cylindrical tin.

Is it about the same size as a shaving stick tin?

Seems an unlikely, at least unusual, shape for a tobacco tin.

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07 Oct 2015 10:41 PM  
thats it
the cards i have are from raydex and silk cut
is anyone interested
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08 Oct 2015 01:05 AM  

 Great ones, Bacco!!

 
Here another one gone a few weeks ago during my market! The "Roseblend Mixture".
 
 
 
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08 Oct 2015 07:10 PM  

 Hi Mario & royston61,

I like your "Rose Blend" tobacco tin, very nice. royston61, are your cards cigarette or playing cards??? Try & post picture.

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08 Oct 2015 10:47 PM  

 they're definitely cigarette cards but theyre larger than the norm 

i tried to post pics but it doesnt work

i only have a tablet. if you send your email i can send pics to you

mine is  royhancock1961@gmail.com

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