PRINCESS of WALES Cigarette Tin
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26 Apr 2019 01:27 PM  
I've just acquired a PRINCESS of WALES Cigarette Tin. Issued by SNELLING & Co. London. What I don't know is the Date. What I want to know is - Is it PRINCESS MARY (Mrs to George V) or Is it PRINCESS ALEXANDRA (Mrs to Edward VII) Does anyone know when the manufacturer, SNELLING & Co. London were producing their cigarettes. This might give a clue as to which Princess of Wales it is.

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26 Apr 2019 01:45 PM  

Great tin. Looks like Alexandra to me.



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26 Apr 2019 01:52 PM  
The trouble is... the 2 of them always look so similar when illustrated. Hopefully the Snelling & Co, years of production, will hopefully give a potential date of manufacture and thus, which Princess it is.


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26 Apr 2019 01:55 PM  

Yeah I know what you mean but it's odd as they do look quite different in photographs. Bacco will likely have some info but my money is on Alexandra.



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26 Apr 2019 03:47 PM  

I agree with HILBERT its Alexandra the beauty from Denmark  BUT as TALLTINMAN says its quite hard to tell  !!!!!! ...............

 

 



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26 Apr 2019 04:09 PM  

 Hi Talltinman, it could only be Princess Alexandra of Denmark who assumed the title when she married Albert Edward - Prince of Wales in 1863. His accession to the throne was 22/01/1901. I found an advert for the brand taken from the Tobacco Trade Year Book of 1894. Hope that helps. Nice tin.

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26 Apr 2019 04:37 PM  
That's Excellent - I was hoping it was Alexandra and it's now confirmed.
Thanks everyone for your assistance


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