Cigarette Box
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10 Jan 2021 12:46 PM  

Happy New Year to All Forum Members.

I thought this was quite nice "Three Clasps Cigarettes" manufactured by Salmon & Gluckstein. This firm was founded in 1845 at Crown Court, Soho, W, mainly to manufacture and sell cigars. Retail started about 1873 and were one of the first (1896) companies to manufacture cigarettes by machine. The factory-plant etc etc, were purchased by the ITC and the retail outlets proved to be a tremendous assett to the ITC. The firms tins are very colourful and much in demand by collectors. This "Three Clasp" cigarette box commemorates three campaigns "Ladysmith" - "Kimberley" - "Mafeking" and produced around 1900 and it is live.

 

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10 Jan 2021 08:09 PM  

 That's an interesting  historical piece 

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10 Jan 2021 08:14 PM  

 I have an interesting Ogden's  advertising piece from around 1900 .

A lead light stained glass panel depicting Kruger running away from Pretoria carrying a bag of bullion and a box of Ogden's 

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11 Jan 2021 01:04 PM  
Whats quite interesting to me is that this is a period where advertising was usually done " well and properly ". I would say they are clearly trying to imitate the Boer war Queens South Africa Medal. Which would be all silver in colour and that whoever put it together has appeared to use an old head Veiled Penny as the basis of the design. Unusual to see something so poorly executed especially at a time when things were copied willy nilly !!

Nice box though all the same
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11 Jan 2021 07:55 PM  

 Hi Relics & Lummox,

I remember you posting that stained glass panel which most certainly was a rarity. Would be nice to see it again!! Well noted Lummox, when you consider the quality of this firms tins and packets they seem to have cut corners with this one. Have posted a couple of photo's from 1890s of the shop in Clarence St EC1 when they claim to be the "Pioneers of Smoking". And couple of the tins to show the quality.

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11 Jan 2021 08:20 PM  
Exactly ...................now you're talking !!
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11 Jan 2021 09:17 PM  

 What a fabulous old shop  . I think old photographs like those are what draws us to
collecting .  Just magic .  I'll find a photo of the lead light and post it on here 

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11 Jan 2021 11:15 PM  

There you go . Ogdens c1900
 

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12 Jan 2021 10:17 AM  
If only we could go to that shop now Bacco!
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12 Jan 2021 07:34 PM  

 Love that glass panel Relics and batleycarr, I do love looking at the old shops but conditions would be really rough during those days. Have posted another J Fraser shop front which won first prize for it's window display in 1897. Have also posted another couple of tins.

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16 Jan 2021 06:28 AM  

Love those shop photos .. and love those tins . Great to see

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17 Jan 2021 10:20 AM  
Great thread - thanks for posting!
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17 Jan 2021 10:24 AM  
Great thread - thanks for posting!
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