"Royal Charter" tobacco
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09 Sep 2016 05:17 PM  

This "Welsh" tobacco named after the "Royal Charter" steam clipper which sunk in a storm  in 1859, of the North East coast of Anglesey with the loss of 450 lives many of whom were gold-miners who had struck it rich in Australia and were returning home to Liverpool. She was a new type of ship, 2, 719 ton, iron hulled steam clipper, with a 600 passenger capacity and some cargo. Built and launched at Sandycroft on the River Dee in 1855. Finds from the wreck still appear today. Manufactured by Hugh Owen & Sons Amlwch who closed down late 1920s.

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09 Sep 2016 11:51 PM  

That's a nice showcard Bacco, do they show up very often for purchase?

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09 Sep 2016 11:56 PM  

Interesting.....Here's another story with a nautical flavour.

I collect (in addition to GB tins) turn of the century American square corner and flat pocket tobacco tins. The flat pocket 'American Tobacco Co'. shown tin below was issued to celebrate the victory in the 'America's Cup' by the yacht 'Defender' who beat 'Shamrock IV' by three legs to two in 1920. An ancestor of mine was on the losing crew of the Shamrock IV, which was owned by Sir Thomas Lipton of tea fame.

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10 Sep 2016 10:26 AM  

 Hi Planesman & Bevand,

Glad you like the showcard. Items from this company are quite rare and so could not resist it. I have another which I have had some time and it is all " WELSH" (posted).

Have not come across those American square corner tins. Interesting!!!

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10 Sep 2016 06:38 PM  
Bevand, Bacco I decided to collect all things Naval/Nautical advertising due to my time in the RN, so anything related to the sea interests me. That's why I like the original show card, and Bevan's tin of course.

Bacco, any idea who the old man is? He looks like GBS, but he's Irish so can't be him.
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11 Sep 2016 12:22 PM  

 Hi Planesman,

I can only guess that it may be Hugh Owen himself or some famous Welsh craftsman/poet.

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08 Mar 2019 09:26 AM  

 hello

 

I'm researching a tv programme about Amlwch and would love to get in touch with you about borrowing your collection of Amlwch shag things to show on television.  Please get in touch to discuss this further.  Many thanks

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08 Mar 2019 01:57 PM  
Fairground steam yacht's are often named after America's Cup winners. Shamrock is on example. I think Columbia is another. GREAT thread this, keep it going.
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08 Mar 2019 06:07 PM  

That's a great tin Bevand. Got more to show?

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09 Mar 2019 11:29 AM  

 Rondo Media are doing a Welsh TV Documentary re: Tobacco/Cigarette manufacturing industry in Amlwch - Isle of Anglesey and other parts of Wales. They are interviewing a lady who was employed by the company to make cigarettes by hand. She is over 100 and has agreed to be interviewed for the documentary. They are looking for the loan of items associated with the Welsh Tobacco Manufacturing Industry to help compliment the interviews. Because of my interest in the history of Tobacco Manufacturing Companies, I have agreed to lend them my  few pieces and I am asking if any forum members have any Welsh items. (Have posted a few more Welsh items)

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16 Mar 2019 03:58 PM  

 Here is a nice framed display card for E.Morgan & Co, Amlwch.

 

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(Can someone turn the first one around please)

 

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16 Mar 2019 05:26 PM  

Here you go Bacco. Sorry I don't think I have any welsh tins. Hmm.

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17 Mar 2019 05:46 PM  

 Hi Hilbert,

Thanks for turning the picture.  Another couple of Welsh items manufactured by W.T.Davies of Chester but aimed at the Welsh market across the border from Chester. These have been shown before. 

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