Tobacco Box Label
Last Post 21 Dec 2020 06:28 PM by Bacco. 5 Replies.
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13 Dec 2020 07:56 PM  

 I have been trying to trace the manufacturer of this 1lb tobacco box label without much success so far and wondered if any forum members recognised it. If I had to guess I would say it was Ogden's.  The 4' 7-in gun is a MK1-1V is a British Naval Gun deployed on Cruisers from 1888-1918 and also  used as a field gun in WW1. It also has a retailers name and address on the back. Anyone recognise it???

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14 Dec 2020 02:05 PM  
No...but its lovely
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14 Dec 2020 04:37 PM  
Super thing Bacco - I don't know what it is but I have seen Ogdens magazine ads with soldiers firing maxim guns
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14 Dec 2020 10:04 PM  

I've never seen it Bacco .. but what a fabulous label

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15 Dec 2020 03:10 AM  

That is indeed a spectacular label!

What an obscure rarity it surely is.

So bright and well preserved too.

Hard to peg though, you're right about that, but Ogden's is a very good guess.

Otherwise I'd reckon it to possibly be a house brand offered by Joseph Fleming - you'll find a few of his branded ginger beer bottles on the google search, and I found a really great calendar as well but the pictures are quite small:

 

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-antique-military-sea-forth-512331943


Another passing thought is that since he's near the Lakeland that perhaps it was made for him by one of the Kendal makers?

Thanks for sharing such a nice find!

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21 Dec 2020 06:28 PM  

 Thanks all for your feedback and philofumo for the link. However, have still not been able to place the manufacturer of this brand. Ongoing research.

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